Bonnie Adkisson

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Bonnie Jean Adkisson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5th, at First Baptist Church in Seminole, with Rev. Bob Hammons officiating.

Services will be under the direction of Primrose Funeral Home of Norman.

Intermit will follow the service at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Norman.

Adkisson died Friday, Jan. 2nd at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born March 7, 1931 in Moorewood, Oklahoma, the daughter of Fannie Mae (Rice) Moseley and Nathaniel Carnes Moseley.

She married Samuel Estel Adkisson in 1950 and resided in Norman for 35 years.

They relocated to Seminole in 1985.

She was preceded in death by her husband; mother; father; one brother, John Clyde Moseley; one sister, Francis Moseley McDaniel; two grandsons, Bradley Edward Adkisson and Nathaniel Chase Adkisson.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna Burks of Norman; her son Sam Adkisson of Seminole; three grandchildren, Shawn Adkisson of Seminole, Samuel Adam Adkisson of Edmond, and Leisha Buol of Norman; two great-grandchildren, Bradleigh and Braden Buol of Norman; two brothers, Leroy Moseley of Leedey and N.C. Moseley of Kansas City, Mo.; as well as many nieces, and nephews.

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Jenni Lynn Akins

Private family services are planned for longtime Seminole resident Jenni Lynn Akins, 52, who died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004 at her home.

Akins was born March 6, 1952 in Louisville, Ky. to William Harold and Agatha Daphne (Smith) Highsmith.

She married Donald A. "Don" Akins Aug. 1, 1974 in Gainesville, Texas. She was a heat and air technician and a truck driver until 1984, when she was disabled. Akins was a of the Mormon faith in Seminole.

Her mother and grandmother preceded her in death.

She is survived by her father of Louisville, Ky.; her husband of the home; son, Arlin of Seminole; step-daughter, Kimberly Robertson of Henryetta; brother, Bobby "Shawn" Peterson of Missouri; two sisters, Deborah Gail Rose of Oklahoma City and Limberly Ann Highsmith of Louisville, Ky.; and two grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity. Messages of condolence may be posted online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Frankie Jo Alderson

Mass services for longtime Maud resident Frankie Jo (LeClaire) Alderson are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Matthew Brown, O.S.B. officiating.

A rosary will be held 7 p.m. Sunday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Interment is to follow services at Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Alderson, 51, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004 at Carl Albert Indian Hospital in Ada. She was born April 20, 1953 in Oklahoma City to Franklin LeClaire and Virginia (Hughes) Plumbley.

She married Leonard Alderson on Dec. 1, 1970 in Paris, Texas and was a homemaker, of the Catholic faith and a member of the Citizen’s Potawatomi Nation.

A sister, Shelimane Blaine, preceded her in death.

Her survivors include her parents of Oklahoma City; her husband of the home; son Travis Alderson of Seminole; daughter Summer Alderson of Shawnee; four brothers, Wichita, Reggie, Sterling and Fletcher Blaine, all of Oklahoma City; sister Kelley (Blaine) of Oklahoma City and two grandsons.

Robert Eugene Aldridge

Funeral Services for Seminole County resident Robert Eugene Aldridge are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Stout-Phillips Chapel in Wewoka.

Interment will be at Resthaven Cemetery in Seminole. Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Aldridge died on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at the age of 74.

He was born June 9, 1930, to Robert E. and Florence (Harris) Aldridge in Ogden, Utah.

Aldridge attended Wewoka schools.

His parents preceded him in death.

Survivors include a number of other relatives and friends at Oakridge Nursing Home.

Henry Alexander

Funeral services for Seminole County native, Henry Luther Alexander, of Oklahoma City are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, April 8 at the Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. A. Glen Woodberry, of the Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Oklahoma City officiating.

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

Alexander died April 2, 2004, at the age of 41 in a motorcycle/car accident in Oklahoma City.

He was born Feb. 20, 1963, in Wewoka as the seventh child to L.B Sr. and Gertie B. Alexander.

As a child, he attended New Hope Baptist Church in Wetumka.

He received his education in the Wewoka School System and lettered in basketball, football and track, graduating in 1981.

He attended El Reno Junior College where he earned an associate degree in business communications and played basketball, where he earned the nickname, "Luke."

Alexander continued to pursue his education at Concordia Lutheran College in Austin, Texas.

He became a member of the Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, as well as a member of the men’s basketball league.

He worked for Fred Jones as an automobile assembly lineman for five years and was employed with Dayton Tire as an automobile quality technician.

He enjoyed sports and riding motorcycles as his hobbies.

His grandparents and one brother, Decovan, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his parents, L.B. and Gertie Alexander Sr., of Wewoka; three brothers, Saunders Alroy Alexander and L.B. Alexander Jr., both of Wewoka and Ivy Alexander of Tulsa; and three sisters, Vernonia "Pat" Kline of Washington, D.C., Rita Colbert of Edmond and Sametria Stevenson of Oklahoma City.

Naoma Alexander

Funeral services for Naoma Hampton (Jordan) Alexander are scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, April 8 at the St. Louis First Baptist Church with Glen Williams and Rev. Wayne Taylor officiating.

Interment will follow at the Collins Cemetery in St. Louis under the direction of the Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

Alexander died Monday, April 5, 2004, at the age of 84 at Shawnee Unity North in Shawnee.

She was born Oct. 4, 1919, in St. Louis to Fain Dexter Jordan and Altha (Patrick) Jordan.

She married James "Speck" Hampton on Sept. 23, 1939, in Sulphur.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mark’s Methodist Church in Maud.

She lived most of her life in St. Louis and was a Pottawatomie resident for 84 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Hampton in September 1979; two brothers, Ray Jordan and William P. "Big Bill" Jordan; and several other family members.

She is survived by one brother, Raymond Eston Jordan of Hugo; two sisters, Dorothy Williams of Maud and Edith Splawn of St. Louis; and other family and friends.

Casket bearers will be nephews and great nephews.

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Lillian Louise Alford

Funeral services for Lillian Louise Alford will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Hudson-Phillips Chapel in Holdenville with Rev. Don Reed officiating.

Alford, 84, died Aug. 6, 2004 and she was born Sept. 9, 1919 to Henry David and Netta "Bell" Woodruff in Locust Grove.

She was raised in Hannah and married John Walter Langwell, who preceded her in death, on March 27, 1979.

Alford lived in the Calvin area for a while and later moved to Holdenville in 1957. Later in life she married Herbert Alford.

She has worked as a welder in a Calif. shipyard during World War II. She has also worked at Boyce Manor Nursing Home as a nurse’s aide for many years, and as a private duty nurse in Oklahoma City. Alford was a member of the Living Christ Church Inc. of Greenville, Texas.

Her husband Herbert Alford precedes her in death.

Survivors include her three children, Sandra and husband Tommy Kirkland of Blanchard, Larry and his wife Lu Langwell of Holdenville, David and his wife Diana Langwell of Wewoka; 13 grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

Pallbearers for the services will be Cecil Cox, Roger Woodruff, Ronnie Woodruff, Jake Woodruff, Gary Woodruff, and Bo Woodruff. Honorary pallbearers will be Lenval Woodruff, and William Henry Cox.

Interment will follow at Hannah Cemetery in Hannah under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Judy Allison

Ayako "Judy" Allison, 73, Wewoka, passed away at Unity North Hospital in Shawee on Tuesday, July 6, 2004.

She was born on March 5, 1931, to Hisajitakanashi and Kiku Takanhashi in Utsunomiya City, Japan.

She married Sam Allison in March of 1952. They have been married for 52 years.

They had three children, Jim and Donnie Allison and Judith Maye.

She was a homemaker all her married life.

Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, July 9, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Henry Siems will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

She was preceded in death by her parents; mother- and father-in-law, Frank and Dewey Allison Sr., and her brother-in-law, Frank Allison Jr.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; three children and their spouses, Jim and Darlene Allison, Wewoka, Donnie and Leslie Allison, Leawood, Kan., and Judith and Jerome Maye of Moore; grandchildren, Ronnie Allison and his wife Misty of Wewoka, Ron Harris of Moore, Clark and Cole Allison, both of Leawood; two great-grandchildren, Bradley Stockstill and Mackenzie Allison, both of Wewoka; a special brother- and sister-in-law, Carl and MayAnn Braden; nieces, Carla Ann Cormack and husband Guy; nephew, Gearld Duarne Braden and wife Schrie; great nieces, Kelly and Kristy Cormack, Ashley, Allison and Autumn Braden; and other family members and loved ones.

Pallbearers will include Ray Sheffield, Tony Sheffield, Gearld Duane Braden, Guy Cormack, Kenneth Johnson and John Smart.

Honorary pallbearers will include grandchildren, Ronnie Allison, Ron Harris, Clark Allison, Cole Allison, Misty Allison and great-grandchildren Bradley Stockstill and Mackenzie Allison.

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Juanita Anderson

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Juanita Madeline (Garrison) Anderson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 23 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Senter officiating.

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

She died Thursday, March 18, 2004, at the age of 91 at her home in Seminole.

She was born Aug. 28, 1912, in Yellville, Ark. to George William Garrison and Lillie Ann (Evans) Garrison.

She moved to Seminole 75 years ago from Boston Pool, near Cleveland.

She was married to Otis Oakland Anderson on Dec. 27, 1933 in Seminole.

She was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church and taught the six-year old Sunday school class for 46 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Oakland Anderson on July 19, 1996; her parents; one son, James Otis Anderson in March 1995; one brother; two sisters; and one granddaughter, Cassandra Anderson.

She is survived by three sons, Glen Dale Anderson and Kenneth Dwayne Anderson, both of Seminole and Virgil Eugene Anderson of Norman; two daughters, Ivon Genell Harrison of Calvin and Carol Sue Evans of Noble; three brothers, Virgil Garrison of Katy, Texas, Jesse Garrison of Garland, Texas and Donald Garrison of Van Nuys, Calif.; one sister, Bessie Mae Presley of Branson, Mo.; 17 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Doug Harrison, Gary Anderson, Jimmie Anderson, Eric Anderson, Todd Anderson, Chris Anderson, Kenneth Anderson Jr. and Mike Anderson.

Honorary bearers will be sons-in-law and daughters-in-law.

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W. Andy Anderson

Funeral services for Wewoka resident W. Andy Anderson were held at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 8, at the Church of Christ in Wewoka with Johnny Hinton officiating.

Interment followed the service at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Anderson, 86, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, at his home. He was born Oct. 1, 1918 in Best, Ark. to James Warren and Lorene Ada (Cooper) Anderson.

He married Edith Fitzpatrick on Jan. 9, 1942 in Wewoka.

Anderson served in the United States Army during WW II, Battery A 160th Field Artillery Battalion, 45th Division.

It was with the 45th Division that he was at the invasion of Sicily and fought all the way through Italy and into Germany.

OG&E employed him for 32 years before he retired.

His parents, one brother, Gordon Anderson and two sisters, Geneva Fore and Zella Bishop preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Edith of the home; two sons, Tim Anderson of Wewoka and Steve Anderson of Edmond; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the service were Danny Slater, Chris Hammon, Mike Findley, Joe Findley, Shane Findley and Aaron Findley.

Acting as honorary bearers were Gary Thomas, Jim Fleming, J.M. Windle, Shelby Burchette, Larry Smith, Jim Rogers, Ray Sheffield, John Creach and Jim Mitchell.

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Robert Andrews

Private family services for Seminole resident, Robert Lee Andrews were held Tuesday under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

He died Monday, March 22, 2004, at the age of 45 in the Pioneer Nursing Home.

He was born July 16, 1958, in Arkansas to Walter Lee Andrews and Rose Bell (Duke) Andrews.

Andrews worked at Ball Salvage and was a Seminole resident for 12 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his daughter, Rosie Lane Andrews of Arkansas; two brothers, Eli Andrews of Pink and Carol Andrews of Grady, Ark.; two sisters, Wanda Robbins of Seminole Estates Nursing Home and Louise Adams of Pergrove, Ark.

Rodney Lee Andrews

Memorial services for Wewoka High School graduate Rodney Lee Andrews are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at Grace Place Baptist Church in Oklahoma City with Rev. Robbie Robertson officiating.

Services are under the direction of Smith-Parks Funeral Service Center of Harrah.

Andrews died on Monday, July 5, 2004, at the age of 54, in Choctaw.

He was born June 9, 1950, in Colorado City, Texas, to Floyd and Patricia (Crunk) Andrews.

He graduated from Wewoka High School and then served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era.

He graduated from OSU Tech in 1975 with a degree in design and drafting.

He enjoyed train models, restoring cars, inventing and computers.

He was a self- employed computer programmer.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

He is survived by his wife; Deborah Andrews of the home; his father; Floyd Andrews of Oklahoma City; one step-daughter, Eva Karakula of League City, Texas; three brothers, Steven Andrews of Tulsa, Mickey Andrews and Frank Andrews, both of Oklahoma City; one sister, Donnita Dewey of Oklahoma City; one grandchild; and many other relatives and friends.

The family request memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association or volunteers at the Veterans Hospitals.

Personal condolences may be added to the online guest book at www.smithparks.com.

Pearl Ashbaugh

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Pearl Ashbaugh are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2004, at the First Baptist Church in Seminole with Rev. Bob Hammons officiating.

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

Ashbaugh died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at the age of 94 at the Seminole Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 15, 1910, in Wagoner to Summer Clark Donaldson and Susie Victoria (Grigg) Donaldson.

She married Dean M. Ashbaugh on Oct. 30, 1926, in Cushing.

She was a homemaker and was a very active member of the First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for 60 years.

Ashbaugh was a charter member of the Hospital Auxiliary "Pink Ladies" with over 35 years and 7,600 hours of service.

She was commended many times for her years of volunteering to the elders in the community.

She was a longtime Seminole resident.

Ashbaugh and her husband raised their daughters on the Lacy Lease in the New Lima School District.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dean Ashbaugh in 1966; daughter, Nova Dean; three brothers; and two sisters.

Ashbaugh is survived by one daughter, Patsy Ruth Nichols of Moore; two brothers, Wonder Donaldson of Wyoming and Gerald Donaldson of Arizona; five grandchildren, Angie Huckleberry, Randy Dean Harrelson, Roseanne Cockriel, Karen Nichols and Debbie Boren; eight great grandchildren, Tabitha, Corban, Christopher, Andrew, Justin, Garrett, Ashley and Natalie; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Association.

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Nancy Ausher

Memorial services for Seminole County resident, Nancy Ausher- Nee Vanhenenryek are scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, June 3 at the Mission Baptist Church in Wewoka with Bro. Dwight Gonzales officiating.

Ausher, formerly of Fairborn, Ohio, died Monday, May 24, 2004, at her daughters home in Canute, after a short illness.

She was born in Terre Haute, Ind in 1937. and moved to Norwalk, Ohion with her parents, where she lived until she enlisted in the USAF.

Asher was a civil servent for the United States Government for 35 years at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Fairborn, Ohio.

She served four years with the United States Air Force then became a reserve with the Ohio Air National Guard.

When Ausher retired, she was given the highest civilian award given by the government.

She moved to Wewoka to enjoy her retirement.

She was a member of the Mission Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Viva Vanhentenryck; one son, Barry Maurer and Granddaughter, Leslie Anne.

Ausher is survived by three brothers, James R. Vanhentenryek, Buster Vanhentenryek, and Victor Vanhentenryek; three daughters, Brenda Gannon of Dayton, Beth Chelf of Canue and Margaret Maurer Millard of Fairborn, Ohio; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Lucille Marie Austin

Marie Austin passed away Monday, July 12, 2004.

She was born March 14, 1919 in Maud, Oklahoma to John H. and Francis J. Prewitt.

She was a graduate of Vamoosa High School, where she was an All- State basketball player.

She married her high school sweetheart, Jimmie Austin, on December 29,1937, in Holdenville, Oklahoma.

Marie was very active in Oklahoma politics, especially within the Republican Party, and attended numerous State and National Republican Conventions.

Marie supported all areas of education with an emphasis on higher education.

The Austins endowed a Biblical Research Center and established the Jimmie and Marie Austin Scholarship Fund at Oklahoma Baptist University.

Marie served on the Board of Trustees of OBU from 1993-1997.

She was presented an honorary Doctorate of Laws in September 2002 in recognition of her achievements in business and service to others.

The Austin’s established the Jimmie and Marie Austin Scholarship Fund at Seminole State College and actively supported many other programs of the College.

In 2003, the college honored Marie by naming a new campus on street "Marie Austin Drive."

Seminole State College recognized Marie along with her husband, in 2001 as the inaugural receipts of the Founder’s Award.

Marie was a member of Eastern Star and charter member of the Seminole Hospital Auxiliary.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seminole, where she served in numerous capacities.

Marie also served on the Board of Directors of the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum of Seminole, Oklahoma.

Marie is survived by her husband of 67 years, Jimmie Austin, of Seminole, and her two sons and their wives, Paul D. and Jane Austin, and Jimmie Lynn and Billye Austin, of Oklahoma City.

She is also survived by her four grandchildren and their spouses; Guy and Julia Austin of Norman; Christy and Steve Barnes of Douglas; John and Susan Austin of Norman; Mark and Jennifer Austin of Norman: seven great grandchildren: Alexandria Marie Austin and Cameron Cole Austin of Norman; Shea Lynn Barnes, Douglas Conor Elizabeth Austin, Hunter Douglas Austin, Parker Amis Austin, and Carter Reed Austin all of Norman.

She is also survived by her sister, Helen Williams of Oklahoma City; brother Paul Prewitt of Oklahoma City; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 19, 2004, at the First Baptist Church in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Swearington Funeral Home of Seminole is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family has designated the Jimmie and Marie Austin Scholarship Fund at Oklahoma Baptist University, the Jimmie and Marie Austin Scholarship Fund at Seminole State College, and the University of Oklahoma Foundation General Scholarship Fund as appropriate for memorials.

Tommy Babb

Funeral services for Maud native, Tommy Babb are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Spirit Rain Christian Center, Shawnee.

Dr. Carol Hopper will officiate, with burial following at the Tecumseh Cemetery, under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

Babb died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, in Lawton at the age of 58.

He was born Oct. 8, 1945, in Maud, to William Zebedee and Zula Mae (Davidson) Babb.

He grew up in Seminole and Shawnee areas, before moving to Lawton, were he lived for the past year.

He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and worked in construction most of his life. He was also a member of the Gideons International and Spirit Rain Christian Center.

He married Deborah Stewart on July 23, 1991.

He enjoyed woodcarving, art, sculpting, cooking, fishing and golf.

He is survived by his wife Deborah, of the home; two sons and one daughter-in-law: Shane and Doris Babb of Lawton, and Joey Vinson of Bethel; stepson and spouse, Brian and Theresa Mitchell of Shawnee; three grandchildren, Sara Babb, Hannah Mitchell, and Drew Mitchell.

He is also survived by his mother, Zula "Scooter" Babb of Barnsdall, and five brothers, Donald Lee Babb of Wewoka, Jimmy Charles Babb of Arkansas City, Kan., Ronnie Gene Babb of Oklahoma City, and Ricky Lynn Babb of Yukon; and one sister, Kathy Darlene Babb Martinez of Barnsdall.

He was preceded in death by his father; two children, Jamie Michelle Babb and Stephen Laird Babb; brother, Virgil Ray Babb; and sister, Betty Jo Chambers.

Double Funeral Held

Monday for Konawa

Couple Killed in Crash

A Konawa couple killed in Friday night’s fatal accident were buried together yesterday in Vamoosa Cemetery north of Konawa.

The funeral services for Konawa residents Robert Gerald "Scruffy" Bailey and his wife Camilla Pearl (Brewer) Bailey were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 28, at the Church of Christ in Konawa.

The services were under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa, and were officiated by Kevin Duck and Frank Brewer.

Burial followed at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Robert Bailey, 56, and Camilla Bailey, 59, died Friday, June 25, 2004, several miles north of Konawa in a two-car accident.

Camilla was born in Amarillo, Texas, on Aug. 8, 1944, to Albert Holik and Fern Elizabeth (Walker) Holik.

Robert was born on March 23, 1948, to Lonnie Sam Bailey and Imogene (Yerby) Bailey, also in Amarillo.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Camilla, a hairdresser, moved to Ada, and then came to Konawa 31 years ago. Robert, a handyman, came to Konawa four years ago, from Amarillo, Texas.

The two were married in Konawa on Nov. 15, 2000.

Robert was a Baptist, Camilla a member of the Church of Christ.

Camilla was preceded in death by her father and her first husband, Ben Brewer.

She is survived by her mother, Fern Holik of Konawa; a son, Randall Brewer of Ada; a daughter, Janette Duck of Konawa; two brothers, George Holik of Weston, Colo., and Johnny Holik of Cromwell; and four grandchildren.

Robert was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his mother, Imogene Bailey of Konawa; a brother, Clinton Wade Bailey of Florida; and a sister, Marian Catherine Gibson of Alvin, Texas.

Pallbearers were Mike Boren, Gerald Jackson, Carl Wyatt, Jim Lowe, Homer Downey and David Brewer.

Marion Banta

Graveside services for longtime Seminole County resident, Marion Alta (Hill) Banta of Maud are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9 at the Cummings Cemetery in Maud with Rev. Tim Martin officiating.

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

Banta died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at the age of 83 at Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born Aug. 8, 1915, in New Mexico to Charles Hill and Gladys (Thorton) Hill.

She was married to Jack Banta who preceded her in death.

She was a hmemaker.

She lived in Maud for the past 20 years, moving from Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack on March 30, 1988; one brother Carl Hill in Nov. 1988 and one sister, Elsie Cross in July 1988.

She is survived by one nephew, Carl Cook; one great niece, Cara Pierce; and three great nephews, Michael Cook, Robert Cook and Bryan Cook, all of Oklahoma City.

John Barnes

Graveside services for Wewoka resident John Barnes were scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Barnes died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at the age of 68.

He was born in Ft. Supply on Aug. 28, 1936.

Barnes moved to Oakridge Home in Wewoka in 1993 from the Ridgecrest Community Living Center in Altus.

He is survived by his friends in Altus and Wewoka.

Ellen Marie Barry

Funeral services for Ellen Marie (Krulish) Barry, 95, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tues. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Stephen Haney officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Shawnee.

Barry was born in Jersey City, N.J. to William August and Ida Mae (Rittenhouse) Krulish on July 9, 1909. She died on Aug. 12,2004 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center.

She moved to Seminole from Garwood, N.J., 12 years ago. Barry worked in a garment factory and loved to sew and read. She was a devoted mother, always putting her family and church family first.

Barry served on several committees, a good shepherd calling on shut-ins from the Garwood Presbyterian Church, where she was a member for 55 years before moving to Oklahoma.

She enjoyed playing dominoes at the Heritage House, as well as volunteering there.

Barry was a member of the First Christian Church in Seminole, Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.), Christian Women’s Fellowship (C.W.F.), and was a member of the Sunshine Workers H.C.E.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Herb Walter and Peg Barry of Garwood, N.J.; daughters and son-in-law, Edna Grace and Jack Sullivan of Seminole, Carol Marie and Vito La Grande of New Port Richey, Fla.; and sister, Ida Jeanette Klinder of Wayne, N.J.

Additional survivors are five grandchildren and their spouses, Jay and Dawn Sullivan, Mark and Cindy Sullivan, Linda and Christopher Howard, Leona and Tom Beadle, Herb Walter and Collette Barry; two stepgrandsons, Eric Behrsin, and Bryan Behrsin; nine great-grandchildren, Jill Sullivan, Kylee Sullivan, Chase Sullivan, Amy Sullivan, Richard Beadle, Rachael Beadle, Christopher Howard, Allison Howard, and Shane Barry.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Edna Grace Reilly and Vera Mae Crowley; brother, William August Krulish; and grandson, Kenneth Barry.

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Eva Barry

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Eva Barry are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah with Rev. Jeannie McMahan officiating.

Interment is to follow services at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home.

Barry, 91, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004 in Oklahoma City. She was born Sept. 28, 1913 in Okemah to Everett Burnett and Grace (Lowrimore) Burnett.

She graduated from Okemah High School and moved away from the area in 1971. Barry was a homemaker and belonged to the Presbyterian Church.

On Dec. 5, 1934 she married William Nichols "Bud" Barry and he preceded her in death in 1968. She later married Ferman Cheatwood and he also preceded her in death.

A son, W.N. Barry III, and two brothers also preceded her in death.

Her daughter Maeve Baker of Oklahoma City, four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren survive her.

Serving as pallbearers will be Curtis Lemmons, Clarke baker, Jason Sutterfield, J.R. Suarez, Jerry Estes and Jim Burkey.

Nancy Barton

Funeral service for Seminole native, Nancy Lorenda Barton are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, April 30 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Barton died Monday, April 26, 2004, at the age of 66 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, Miss.

She was born Oct. 1, 1937, in Seminole to William Gentry and Malissa (Shaver) Gentry.

She was married to Kenneth Barton Jr. and was a member of the Woodlawn Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents,

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Barton Jr. of the home; two sons, William Gentry Barton of Alvin, Texas and Kenneth Barton III of Columbus, Miss.; three daughters, Frieda Betty Wade of Alvin, Texas, Mallissa Allison and Carmela S. Inmon, both of Columbus, Miss.; three sisters, Louise Mayfield of Matagorda, Texas, Dee Goodwin of Murrieta, Calif. and Mary Payne of Hominy; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Margie C. (Clagg) Bath

Memorial mass for former Seminole resident Margie C. Bath, 65, is scheduled for 12 p.m. on Monday at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church with Father Maurus Jaeb.

Bath died Sept. 28, 2004 in Midwest City. She was born Jan. 24, 1939 in Seminole to Noah Lee and Ola (King) Clagg.

She married John R. Bath on June 19, 1962. She graduated from Seminole High School and worked with Sears and Wal-Mart in retail sales for over 30 years.

Bath was a member of St. Benedict’s Parish and enjoyed flowers and gardening.

Her parents and son, Richard W. Bath preceded her in death.

Surviving her are her husband of the home; son James D. Bath of Pacific, Calif.; two brothers, Raymond Clagg of Shawnee, and Harold Clagg of Newalla; two sisters, Berchie Button of Shawnee, and Wynema Anderson of Newalla; and one grandchild.

W.J. ‘Sonny’ Bean

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, W.J. "Sonny" Bean are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating.

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

Wake services will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Bean died Sunday, April 18, 2004, at the age of 67 at the Southwestern Medical Center in Lawton.

He was born june 21, 1936, in Seminole to Mose Bean and Martha (Harjo) Bean.

He married Deborah Jo Berryhill in 1969 in Seminole.

Bean had worked in the oil field.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Tom Bean; and three sisters, Mary Lee Bender, Susie Petete and Alice Bean Walker.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah Jo Berryhill of Lawton; four sons, Thomas Bean, Jason Bean and Darrell Bean, all of Tulsa and Gerald Bean of Lawton; one daughter, April Addis of Bixby; one sister, Dorothy Narcomey of Seminole and nine grandchildren.

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Opal Jane Beauford

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Opal Jane Beauford will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Assembly of God Church in Claremore with Rev. Curtis Owen officiating.

Interment will follow at Oowala Cemetery under the direction of Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Funeral Service and Crematory.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1 – 8 p.m. Thursday

Beauford, 80, died Aug. 24, 2004 at the Wood Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Maysville on April 30, 1924 to Harvey Nathan and Leona (Neal) Wilburn.

She attended school in Seminole and married Forrest Beauford in Shawnee by Forrest’s father. They moved to Claremore in 1949.

Beauford enjoyed singing and sang in a trio at church as a teenager, and then joined the Gospel Keys Trio in Claremore. She also enjoyed painting and took art lessons from Ms. Gordon.

She and her husband showed poultry all over the United States and she became a Master Exhibitor with the National Poultry Association.

Beauford enjoyed collecting rocks and flowers throughout the nation and was featured on the local flower tour for several years.

Her parents and an infant sister, Pauline Wilburn, precede her in death.

Beauford’s survivors include her husband; daughters Vickie McCuistian of Claremore, and Brenda DeVore of Broken Arrow; brothers Harold Wilburn of Broken Arrow, Lloyd Wilburn of Shawnee, and Norman Wilburn of Shell Knob, Mo.; and two grandsons.

Memorial contributions, which will be used towards the mission programs, may be made to the Opal Jane Beauford Memorial at the First Assembly of God Church, P.O. Box 56, Claremore, Okla. 74018.

Bettye Jo Beavers-Thornton

Funeral services for Seminole County native, Bettye Jo Beavers-Thornton of Oklahoma City are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, May 7 at the Fairview Baptist Church in Oklahoma City with Bishop Fred H. Bobbitt officiating.

Viewing will be held from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 2 at the Pollard Funeral Home in Oklahoma City.

Interment will be at the Westwood Cemetery of Wewoka under the direction of the Pollard Funeral Home.

Medreath Etta Bell

Funeral services for Medreath Etta (Spurrier) Bell, 96, of Seminole are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

Rev. Chris Brown of Decatur, Texas will officiate.

Interment will be at the Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka.

Bell passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2004 at the Pioneer Nursing Home.

She was born Jan. 6, 1908 in Meritt, Texas to Effie "Two Mama" and Stonewall Jackson Spurrier.

She lived in the Wewoka area since 1925, and moved to Seminole in 1992 with her daughter, Mary Tolson.

She married Fairy Estel Bell in 1925, in McAlester. They made their home in Wewoka and raised seven children.

She is survived by sons, Donny Bell of Ft Stockton, Texas and Cecil Bell of Farmington, N.M.; and daughers Linda Cook of Rancho Cordova, Calif., Doris Ann Baker of Waurika and Mary Louise Tolson of Seminole; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by F.E Bell and sons, Forrest Bell and Coy Gene Bell.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren, Robert Moon, Mike Moon, Chris Moon, Roger Bell and Ray Griggs. Music will be by Henry Baker.

Maddison Benn

Funeral services for Maddison Pate Benn, infant daughter of Brent and Kerri Benn, were held on Monday, April 12 at the Life Church in Edmond.

Interment followed at the Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home of Edmond.

She was born and died April 7, 2004, in Edmond.

She is survived by her parents, Brent and Kerri Benn, her twin sister, Brooklyn Ella Benn; and one brother, Bosten Benn; all of Edmond; grandparents, Bob and Sherweeta Benn of Seminole and Morris and Marilyn Hancock of Carrollton, Texas; and great grandmother, Nina Barnett of Seminole.

Frances Brown Bennett

Services for former Seminole County resident, Frances Brown Bennett, of Oklahoma City, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, May 28, 2004, at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Wewoka with Rev. Frank Moppin officiating.

Bennett died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at the age of 85, at the Central Oklahoma Christian Home, in Oklahoma City.

Bennett was born October 19, 1918, in Sasakwa to Louis C. and Golda (Donaghey) Brown.

She was raised in Sasakwa, and left for her journey in life at the young age of 20 years.

She was also a Wewoka resident for a while.

She began her college education at Bacon College, in Fort Gibson, later attending East Central State University, in Ada, and graduating from Central State College, Edmond, with a teaching degree.

She lived in numerous places and taught school at Chilocco Indian School, near the Kansas border, for 10 years until it closed.

She then moved to Oklahoma City and taught until her retirement at the age of 69.

She moved back to Sasakwa until 2001 when she moved to the Central Oklahoma Christian Home, in Oklahoma City.

Bennett was the last surviving granddaughter of Governor John F. Brown, the last absolute Chief of the Seminole Tribe.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and two sons, Joe Brown Bennett, and John F. Bennett.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Judith Bennett, Oklahoma City, and three granddaughters, Jaa’ Soos, Jennifer Morrell, and Lisa Bennett.

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

Jackie Arnold Berry

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Jackie Arnold Berry are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. Willie Guient officiating.

Interment will follow the service at Wisner Cemetery in Wetumka under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Berry, 53, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 204 in Oklahoma City. He was born July 25, 1951 in Wewoka to Jack and Vera Berry.

He graduated from Butner Schools where he played football and received numerous awards.

Berry worked for the city of Seminole for many years, the city of Wewoka for one year, Agua Farms and Grade Stake of Holdenville for six years. He was a member of the Church of Nazarene.

His mother and a sister, Vera Berry, preceded him in death.

His wife Wanda Faye Berry; his father; sons Jimmy Berry of Midwest City and Jackie Berry Jr. of Tecumseh; daughter Charlotte Berry of Shawnee and six grandchildren survive him.

In addition brothers Earl Berry, Donnie Ray Berry and Doris Berry, all of Shawnee, Benjamin Berry and Kenneth Ray Berry of Lima, Carl Berry of Spencer and Sammy Lee Berry of Wewoka; sisters Jackie Mae Stroud of Wewoka, Neola Jackson of Lima, Deaner Berry, Cora Brown, Wanda Jones and Rosetta Berry all of Oklahoma City also survive him.

Matthew Berryhill

Funeral services for Wewoka fourth grader Matthew Kyle (Hvtke) Berryhill are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wetumka Indian Baptist Church.

Rev. Fred Lindsey will officiate. Burial will follow in Wetumka Indian Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home.

Berryhill died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, in an Oklahoma City hospital at the age of 10.

He was born March 25, 1994, in Ada, to Sheila Faye Berryhill) Remis.

He attended Wewoka elementary school and enjoyed school and sports.

He loved riding his bike and spending time with his family and friends, as well as attending church and all kinds of music.

He is survived by his mother, Shelia Remis and stepfather David Williams, Wewoka; sisters, Lacie Williams, Wewoka, and Kimberly Remis, Henryetta; brothers, Austin Williams, Wewoka, and Shawn Remis, Henryetta; and grandparents, Chubby and Shirley Berryhill, Wetumka.

Pallbearers will include Gene Berryhill, David Williams, David Lindsey, Tommy Remis, Sam Remis Jr., and Shawn Remis.

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Herman Bevelhymer

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Herman H. Bevelhymer will be held Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, Wewoka, with Rev. Doyle Gadberry officiating.

Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of the Stout Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

He died Feb. 6, 1004, at the age of 93.

Bevelhymer was born Aug. 15, 1911, in Bluffton, Ind. to Earl and Rhetta Ann (Bowen) Bevelhymer.

He came to Oklahoma permanently after his mother died in 1921.

He worked in the oilfield until 1937 when he started a dairy nine miles southwest of Wewoka.

He and his family operated the dairy for 25 years before going into the oil business and other business interests until his death.

He married Nan Smith on Dec. 17, 1934.

They were married 60 years.

She preceded him in death in 1995.

He was a member of Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church in Wewoka.

He was well respected for his broad knowledge in the dairy, farming, ranching, and oil businesses in Oklahoma.

He served more than 40 years as a member of the Seminole County Agricultural Soil Conservation Services Board.

He was of a generation of necessity that required hard work and discipline.

He gained much satisfaction in life from his work and always remained very devoted to his family.

He is survived by his children, Ray and Janice, Earl and Ruby, and Jake Bevelhymer, Ann and Raymond Cain, all of Wewoka; Darrell and Patricia of Fort Worth, Texas; twelve grandchildren, Vicky Anderson, Tony and Melissa Bevelhymer, Sophia Adams, Christy and Mike Findley, Bryan and Rita Cain, all of Wewoka; Matt and Alice Cain of Tulsa; Kelli and Gene Davis of Ada; Penny and Ryan Kelly, Russell and Cassie Bevelhymer, and Sarah Bevelhymer, of Texas; Brent Bevelhymer of Florida; Beth and Jonathan Bishop of New York; 23 great-grandchildren; and one half-sister, Sue Beheren of Lovington, New Mexico.

He was preceded in death by Janie Bevelhymer in 2002.

Donations may be made to Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church. Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

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Dorothy Birks

Graveside services for Dorothy Birks, 81, were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Vista Cemetery. Rev. Glen Pence will be officiating.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

Birks died Saturday, Aug. 7, at McCloud Nursing Center.

She was born on Jan. 5, 1923 in Greenville, S.C., to Roy and Anna (Gamble) Hammond.

She was married to Ruie Birks in 1941 in Crestview, Fla.

She was a member of the Baptist Faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, James Birks in 1968, two sisters and one brother.

She was survived by one son, Robert Birks, of Asher; three daughters, Mary Hughes, of Wagoner, Janet Cranford of Maud and Donna Tocknell of Asher; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Donna Pearl Rivers Black

Funeral service for Seminole resident Donna Pearl Rivers Black is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Antwan D. Hart officiating.

Interment will be at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka near her family. Swearingen Funeral home is handling arrangements.

Black died Friday, Dec. 10, 2004, at Seminole Estates Nursing Home. She was 69.

A long time Seminole resident, she was born Dec. 9, 1935, in Seminole County to Luther Harris Rivers and Tezzie (Miller) Rivers.

Black was a housekeeper and a follower of the Methodist faith.

She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School.

Black is survived by her brother, Theodore Rivers of Seminole; three sisters, Lorene Shannon of Seminole, Rose Marie Hyeche and Luberta Hart of Midwest City and several nieces and nephews.

Casket bearers will be nephews and relatives. Flower bearers will nieces and relatives.

Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Thurman ‘T.I.’ Black

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Thurman "T.I." Black are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, July 1, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Rev. Wade Robertson will officiate the services, and burial is set to follow at the Little Cemetery north of Seminole, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Black died Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at Rose Manor Nursing Home in Shawnee, at the age of 84.

He was born on Sept. 23, 1919, in Winfield, Ala., to William Cleveland Black and Ramie (Trim) Black.

On Dec. 26, 1941, he married Geneva G. (Dockery) Black in Earlsboro.

Black served in the military during World War II, and was a prisoner of war.

Upon returning to the states, he worked for the Seminole Water Department for more than 35 years.

Black was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Regis Black and Robert Black.

He is survived by his wife, of the home; his son, Ronnie Black, Seminole; two daughters, Lillian Compton of Maud and Veta June Wilson of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Kathryn Jones of Noble and Jewell Saylor of Shawnee; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Helen Blackburn

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident, Helen Pauline Blackburn are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, May 10 at the First Church of God with Rev. Clifton Adams officiating.

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

Blackburn died Monday, May 3, 2004, at the age of 86 in the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Oklahoma City.

She was born Jan. 1, 1918, in Fitzhugh to Albert Ross Moore and Frances Stacey.

She was married to Molen Blackburn on May 22, 1937 in Pauls Valley.

Blackburn was a former Seminole resident of many years.

She was a homemaker and was a member of the First Church of God in Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nolen Blackburn on June 15, 1994;

She is survived by one son, Nolen Blackburn and wife, Redonda of Shawnee; one daughter, Barbara Barrowman of Oklahoma City; seven grandchildren, Sherri and Mike Thurman of Edmond, Stan and Jayme Barrowman of Liberal, Kan., Stuart and Cindy Barrowman of Stafford, Texas, Mary Lou Hill of Oklahoma City, Sonya Blackburn of Montruse, Colo., David and Laura Blackburn of Oklahoma City and Duane and Shanelle Blackburn of Tucson, Ariz.; and 17 great grandchildren.

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David Blackwood

Graveside services for former Konawa resident David Blackwood, 50, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Vamoosa Cemetery. Rev. Pam Shirk will be officiating.

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

Blackwood died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004 at a local hospital.

He was born on May 23, 1953 in Bremerton, Wash., to G.C. and Mary (Wanto) Blackwood.

He graduated from Bartlett High School in Webster, Mass.

He was an electrician and a Methodist.

He was preceded in death by infant daughter, Sally Blackwood, and his father.

He is survived by his mother, two sons, Joshua Blackwood and Jessie Blackwood of Klatskanie, Ore.; two brothers Timothy Blackwood of Oxford, Mass. and Roger Blackwood of Norman; and one grandson.

Tommy Blake

Memorial services for Seminole resident Tommy Gibbons Blake are scheduled for 12 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at the Resthaven Funeral Chapel at 104th and Walker in Oklahoma City.

Blake died Monday, May 24, 2004, at the age of 83, in Seminole.

He proudly served his country as a corporal with the 2nd Marine Division during World War II.

He carried the memories and experiences with him his entire life.

Blake fought in the Pacific on Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian, Okinawa, and participated in the occupation of Japan.

After the war he returned home, married Justine (Lurry), and raised two daughters while being actively involved at Exchange Avenue Baptist Church.

He retired from Tinker Field as a machinist.

The next big change in his life was the move to Seminole and attended Highway Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Justine (Lurry) Blake, and daughters Gwen Bacon and Derenda Moore all of Seminole, several grandchildren, numerous family and friends.

A memorial contribution be made to the Highway Baptist Church, PO Box 1631, Seminole OK 74868.

I.L. Blankenship

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident I.L. Blankenship are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23 at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Brother H.K. Griffin officiating.

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

Blankenship, 86, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004 at mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born Nov. 2, 1918 in Seminole to Dave and Pearl Vivan (Shelton) Blankenship.

He married Shirley Ann Urban on Aug. 30, 1959 in Carson City, Nev. and he was a member of the Church of God in Maud.

Blankenship was a retired merchant marine officer of the United States Navy and had served aboard the U.S.S. Whitney as a Boilermaker 2nd Class.

His parents and one sister preceded him in death.

Surviving him is his wife of the home; son Lynn Blankenship Jr. of Maud; two daughters, Shirley L. Blankenship of Tulsa and Brigette McClanahan of Wewoka; one brother, Glenn Blankenship of Midwest City; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Lash Blankenship, Blaize Blankenship, Buckey Blankenship, Lynn Blankenship, David Love and Clarence Hopper.

Acting as honorary bearers will be Josh Blankenship, Bryan Blankenship, Brent McClanahan, Raymond McClanahan and Stanley Kerr.

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Dwayne D. Bobbitt

Funeral services for Rev. Dwayne D. Bobbitt, 80, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home with Rev. Doyle Seely, Pastor of Chandler First Assembly of God Church, to officiate.

Bobbitt died Sept. 27, 2004 in Seminole. He was born on May 3, 1924 in Eufaula to Lawrence and Susan Bobbitt.

He married Virginia Lee Hyatt on Sept. 21, 1943 in Seminole and was ordained as a minister for the Assemblies of God on March 1, 1960.

Bobbitt has ministered in the Arkansas, California, Oklahoma, and Texas District of the Assemblies of God for 50 years. He preached his final two sermons at hilltop Assembly of God Church on Sept. 26, 2004.

He accepted Christ as Savior of his life on Nov. 4, 1954 and spent his life preaching the gospel and sharing God’s love.

Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers, and a daughter.

Surviving family members are his wife, Virginia Lee Bobbitt of the home; Eileen Marie Smart of McKinney, Texas; four granddaughters and, Leona Bolding and husband of Oak Point, Texas, Gail Snider and husband of Pilot Point, Texas, Lisa McGee of Ponca City, and Regina Stillwell and husband of Seminole.

Additional survivors are six great-grandchildren, Alex and Elaine Snider, Joshua Bolding, Justin McGee, and Eric and Samantha Stillwell.

Interment will be at Little Cemetery. Pallbearers are to be grandsons-in-law Mark Bolding and John Snider, Hilltop Assembly of God members, Larry Davidson, Joe Houck, Mark Poulter, and Walter Tibbs. Carl Moore will be acting as honorary pallbearer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Legion Children’s Home "Chapel Fund", 1300 Summers Place, Ponca City, Okla., 74604.

Condolences may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Ruth Lee Bolton

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Ruth Lee (Gibbs) Bolton are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home with Rev. Doyle Long officiating.

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

Bolton, 95, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004 at Pioneer Nursing Home. She was born March 11, 1909 in Bilby to James William "Jim" and Anna Bell (Conklin) Gibbs.

She married Rollie Bolton on March 15, 1924 in Dorchester, Texas and was a homemaker and member of First Assembly of God Church.

Her parents; husband; two daughters, Mary Helen Strong and Juanita Louise Retallack; granddaughter Naomi; great-granddaughter Amy Holsapple; seven brothers and four sisters all preceded her in death.

Son, Carl Wayne "Bud" Bolton of Mi-Wuk, Calif.; two daughters, Lorene White of Seminole and Vallie "Ruth" Stealey of Sulphur; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and many great great-grandchildren survive her.

Casket bearers for the service will be Steve Carlson, Chris Bowden, Anthony Ramsey, Rick Carlson, Chris Hacker and J.T. Brown. The honorary bearer will be Cynthia Smith.

Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Zelma Bowlin

Funeral services for Seminole resident Zelma Bowlin are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Paden First Baptist Church with Rev. Ledtkey McIntosh officiating.

Burial will follow in the Highland Cemetery in Okemah.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service of Prague.

Bowlin died Sept. 28, 2004. She was born in Welty to Thomas Henry Wright and Sara Elizabeth (Knapp) Wright.

She resided in Okfuskee County most of her life. Bowlin married Ennis Hudson on Sept. 29, 1928, in Paden. He preceded her in death March 4, 1968.

She then married Frank Bowlin in Okmulgee on Oct. 6, 1977. He preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 1984.

She was a member of the Paden First Baptist Church. Bowlin made her home in Seminole for the past two years.

Bowlin was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by one brother, Donald B. Wright of Cabot, Ark.

Warnie Brady

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident Warnie Brady are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Jerry George will officiate, with Rev. Ray Bevelhymer assisting.

Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Brady died Monday in Holdenville at the age of 88.

He was born Aug. 19, 1916, at Bald Hill to Warren Walter and Dora May (Rutherford) Brady.

He attended Bald Hill School.

He retired from the oilfield.

Brady married Lillie Maye Roger on July 21, 1939, in Shawnee; she survives him of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, Edward of Tulsa, Bill and Tim, both of Sasakwa; one daughter, Claudia Barnhart, Sasakwa; one sister, Helen Hoppes, Depew; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Brady was preceded in death by one son, Carl Melvin Brady; five brothers, Everette, Vernon, Ovet, Austin and Joe; and one sister, Viola Hughes.

Serving as pallbearers will be Eddie Brady, Jeff Brady, Roger Brady, Mathew Brady, Kivin Pensoneau and Scott Johnson.

Honorary casketbearers are Steven Brady, Mark Porter and Roman Rosalez.

Zora Branscum

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Zora Mae Branscum of Konawa are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27 at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Dovie Harms and Bob Payne officiating.

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

Branscum died Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the age of 89 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada.

She was born May 30, 1914 in Konawa to William Harmon Neal and Willie Etta (Cargle) Neal.

She married Orville J. Branscum on Sept 26, 1939, near Konawa.

She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith.

She was a native of Konawa as well as a longtime resident.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville on Nov. 17, 2001; one son, Ricky Branscum on Sept. 18, 1977; three brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by one daughter, Joyce Hinman of Konawa; one sister, Geneva Nelson of Konawa; two grandsons and five great grandchildren.

Clifton Brazell

Graveside services for Seminole County resident, Clifton Lee Brazell of Konawa are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 at the Dora Cemetery with Rev. Ed George officiating.

Services are under the direction of the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral home of Konawa.

Brazell died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at the age of 50, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark.

He was born April 19, 1053 in Washington to Billy John Brazell and Helen Marie (Williams) Brazell.

He had lived in Konawa most of his life and worked in the oil field.

He was preceded in death by his father, Billy John Brazell and one son, Billy John Brazell.

He is survived by his mother, Marie Brazell of Konawa; one son, Richard Lee Brazell of Konawa; two daughters, Elizabeth Brazell of Vilonia, Ark and Francis Callahan of Fox, Ark.; three brothers, Joe Brazell of Mustang, Monty Brazell of Konawa and Ralph Brazell of Moore; two sisters, Janice Mooningham of Purcell and Glenda Lunsford of Konawa and two grandchildren.

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Brooks III

Funeral services for John Wesley "Johnny" Brooks III are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12 at St. Louis Baptist Church with Rev. Glen Peck officiating.

Interment will follow in Mars Hill Cemetery.

Viewing will be held at Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh on Sunday from 1-7 p.m. and on Monday from 9 a.m. – 12 noon.

The casket will not be reopened following the service.

Services are under the direection of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Brooks died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at the age of 58 in Shawnee.

He was born March 3, 1945, in Weatherford to John Wesley Brooks Jr. and Thelma Irene Dunn Brooks.

He lived in Weatherford until he was a teenager.

His family moved to the Bethel area and later to Macomb.

He was a graduate of Tribbey High School.

He served with the Air National Guard and later worked in construction, building Sonics in the central United States for 30 years.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #310 in Macomb, 32nd Degree Mason with the McAlester Scottish Rite Consistory and attended the Missionary Baptist Church in Wewoka.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle.

He was preceded in death by his parents and twin grandsons, Casey and Colby Brooks.

He is survived by two sons, Wesley Brooks and wife, Keri of Macomb and Jason Brooks and wife, Tammy of St. Louis; special friend, Donna Shaffer of Seminole; four grandchildren, Jenny Chaffin, Kerry Brooks, John Brooks V and Isabella Brooks; one great grandchild, Everett Porter; and his step-mother, Vivian Brooks of Vian..

He is also survived by his brothers, John Wayne Brooks and wife, Lisa of Gore, Jake Brooks and wife, Edora of Talihina, and Joe Brooks and wife, Penny of Vian; and his sisters, Barbara Rich and husband, Jim of Chickasha, Peggy Wharton and husband, Don of Conway, Ark.; Sandy Starks and husband, Charles of Wanette, Vivian Phillips and husband, Ray of Vian, Teresa Laffoon of Gore; Lula Drywater and husband, Ken of Gore, and Shawn Cook and husband, Danny of Vian.

Helen Brooks

Helen Mae (Stroup) Brooks went to be with her Lord and loved ones on a beautiful Sunday morning, April 18, 2004, in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, 2004, in Wewoka with Rev. John May of the 1st United Methodist Church in Wewoka officiating.

Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home is charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, Texas.

Helen Mae was born on Nov. 9, 1918, in Shawnee, Ohio, to Wayne Charles Stroup and May Irene (McLaughlin) Stroup.

On Aug. 31, 1940, Helen and Ray Brooks were married in Wewoka.

At the end of World War II, the couple moved to Borger, Texas, where they reared their family, one daughter and two sons.

While in Borger, the Brooks were founding members of Keeler Baptist Church, where Helen was active in Women's Missionary Union and taught Sunday School.

After Ray's death in 1972, Helen worked until her retirement as a security guard at Phillips Petroleum.

Helen continued to be active in her church, where she worked in the nursery.

Her family will always remember her saying, "You know me, I can't sit still. I have to be busy."

Her Lord Jesus and her family and friends were the most important elements in her life.

When Helen could no longer live alone, she moved to Wichita Falls, Texas to be near family members.

During her last five years, she lived at Royal Estates, an assisted living center.

On monthly Friday "band" nights there, Helen could be found smiling and tapping her feet to the beat of the music or dancing the two-step.

She was quite the dancer in her younger years – especially the Charleston and the Jitterbug – and she and her brother, Lyall, won many sacks of groceries at local dance contests in Sasakwa during the Depression.

Helen is survived by daughter Donna Jones-Sudol and her husband, Allen, of Wichita Falls, Texas; son Ray W. Brooks Jr., and his wife, Josefina, of Pearland, Texas, and son Robert "Skipper" Brooks, and his wife, Liz, of Angleton, Texas.

Also, seven grandchildren: Debi (Jones) Walker, Denny Jones and wife Ruth, all of Wichita Falls, Texas; Kevin Brooks, Senior Airman, U.S. Air Force, Okinawa, Japan, and wife Jennifer; Aaron Brooks of Pearland, Texas; Maggie Brooks and fiancé Randy Barnett of Surfside, Texas; Coley Brooks of Angleton, Texas; and Teba Alcorta of Houston, Texas; seven great-grandchildren, Halle, Luke and Will Walker; and Rebekah, Josh and Abby Jones, all of Wichita Falls, Texas; and Andrew Brooks of Okinawa, Japan.

Helen also is survived by four nieces, Janie Moore of Borger, Texas; Cheryl Pitts of Wewoka, Betty Barnes of Caddo Mills, Texas; and Colee Biller of Aurora, Colo.; and three nephews, Rusty Stroup and Randy Brooks, both of Wewoka and Corkey Stroup of Greensburg, Pa.

Other survivors include her sister-in-law Helen Louise Stroup and sister-in-law Lillian Brooks of Wewoka.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Ray, her parents, and her brothers, Lyall Stroup and Corriell Stroup of Wewoka.

In a written note to her family, Helen asked the following be read at her service:

"Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circling flight. I am the soft star that shines at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there. My soul did not die."

Wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother Helen Brooks is now in heaven, smiling, pain-free, and walking hand in hand with Ray on streets of gold.

Alannah Brown

Graveside services for infant child of former Seminole residents, Alannah Faye Brown are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 20 at the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole.

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

She was born and died on Tuesday, March 16, 2004, to Jeannie Michelle (Dockery) McNeill and Corry Ray Brown, at the Renaissance Women’s Center in Midwest City.

She is survived by her parents of the home; one sister, Breonna McNeill, all of Paden; grandparents, Johnny and Sherry Brown of Shawnee, Jean Dockery of Wewoka and Gerald Dockery of Wewoka; and great grandparents, Roy and Shirley Cox of Seminole.

Clara Brown

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident, Clara Rae Brown, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doyle Long officiating.

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

Brown died Sunday, June 13, 2004, at the age of 73 at Seminole Medical Center.

She was born May 19, 1931, in Seminole to Ollen Hyatt and Marie (Boruff) Hyatt.

She married Willie Henry Brown on April 18, 1951, in Seminole.

He preceded her in death on March 1, 1999.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Smiling Seniors.

She was a dedicated wife and mother.

It is known that she once changed a diaper, while driving across a bridge, with her baby in the backseat; and this was long before pampers.

There wasn’t anything this woman couldn’t do, she was resourceful.

A friend said, "She could whip up a meal on a nickel."

She was a wonderful mom and is still called mom by many of her children’s friends.

One person said, "She was a mother to everyone."

She was a loving grandmother.

One of her grandsons said, "She is the one I have always respected, looked up to and honored as a true example of a real woman."

If you knew her, you were very fortunate, and if not, this is your loss, what a precious treasure.

She will be greatly missed, always loved and the memories of her life will grow more fragrant with each passing day.

Thank you for the life you lived and the gift you gave so many.

May you rest in peace "Miss Lady Bug," you deserve it.

See you in eternity.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Henry Brown on March 1, 1999 and one daughter, Judith Romano on March 27, 1995.

She is survived by one son, Billy Brown of Seminole; two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Max Fairchild of Edmond and Cheryle and John Janes of Holdenville; eight grandchildren, Sean Moslander, Aleschia Ritter, Jesse Fairchild, Jerry Fairchild, Nick Janes, Megan Janes, Zack Romano and Jon Romano; and eight great grandchildren, Kaleb, Kaden, Abigail, Peighton, Joshua, Camdyn, Seth and Morgan.

Casket bearers will be Sean Moslander, Jesse Fairchild, Jerry Fairchild, Nick Janes, Zack Romano, Jon Romano, Max Fairchild and John Janes.

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Eugene Brown Sr.

Funeral services for Eugene Roy Brown, Sr., 63, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Rev. E.G. Bert of St. Stephens Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Brown died Sunday in Lansing, Kans.

He was born Sept. 29, 1940, in Wewoka to James Clyde and Kathryn Ponder Brown.

He attended Douglas Grade School and graduated from Douglas High School in 1958.

He was a member of St. Stephens Baptist Church until he married and moved away.

He worked as a quality assurance specialist for the FAA in Oklahoma City.

He’d also been employed at Tinker Air Force Base, working a total of 21 years with the federal government.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Donald G. Brown Sr. and James Clyde Brown Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Ethel Brown, of their home in Leavenworth, Kans.

Other survivors include five sons, David, Gene Jr., and James, all of Oklahoma City, Michael of Guthrie, and James of Irving, Texas; and four daughters, Rhonda Sofola Brown, Beaumond, Texas, Dedra Edwards and Lquiita Brown, Oklahoma City, and Angela Rhymer, Baltimore, Md.

Brown is also survived by two brothers, Henry B. Brown of Wichita, Kans., and Rudy Brown of Oklahoma City; and 17 grandchildren.

Eunice Aline Brown

Services for Seminole resident Eunice Aline Brown are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Chaplain Cathy Manuel officiating.

Interment is scheduled to be at Arlington Memory Garden in Midwest City.

Swearingen Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Brown died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, at Pioneer Nursing Home. She was 89.

Brown was born Feb. 21, 1915, in Biloxi, Miss., to Samuel E. Mardis and Lillie (Sanford) Mardis. She moved to Seminole from Mustang in 1996.

She was married to Frank Everett Brown who preceded her in death Dec. 23, 1972.

Brown was a retired welder and a member of First Christian Church.

Brown was also preceded in death by two sisters, Syble Robinson and Bessie Moore.

Johnny Lee Brown

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Johnny Lee Brown, 22, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Tim Emmons will officiate. Burial will follow in Little Cemetery.

Brown died Sept. 7, 2004, at St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa.

He was born Jan. 25, 1982, in Shawnee to Phillip Brown and Modean Campbell.

He attended Strother Public Schools until eighth grade, moving at age 12 to Shawnee, where he graduated from Bethel High School in 2001.

While in school, he was active in the FFA.

Brown was home on leave from the U.S. Army’s First Armored, 137th Alpha Company, stationed in Freebird, Germany.

He was a specialist E-4.

Survivors include his mother, Modean Campbell of Shawnee; his father and stepmother, Phillip and Linda Brown of Prague; one sister, Wanda Comstock, Shawnee; and his grandmother, Joyce Brown of Seminole.

Pallbearers will include T.J. Roberson, Matthew Causey, Bo Cannon, David Guderian, David Casto, Greg Smith, Sam Myclintoc and Chris Campbell.

Honorary casketbearers are Zaniel Doyle, Chris Giels and Aaron Dickson.

Online condolences may be sent to www.swearingenfuner-alhome.com

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Elsie Browning

Graveside funeral services for Elsie Browning, mother of a Seminole County resident, are to be held 2 p.m. Monday, April 12 at the Holdenville Cemetery with Rev. Jim McNab officiating.

Services are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Browning died Friday, April 9, 2004 at the age of 92 in Holdenville General Hospital

She was born April 13, 1911, in Francis to Jack and Beatrice Heatley

She moved to Holdenville with her family as a child.

She married late husband, Jim Browning, on December 18, 1929.

Browning held various jobs in Holdenville where she worked at Central School Cafeteria, Buxton Drug Store, Cattleman’s Café, P & S Clinic, and Seamproof.

She and her late husband also managed the local airport, where they worked and lived for thirty-one years.

Surviving her is one sister, Lillie Hayes of Holdenville; three daughters, Barbara McFarland-Pelts of Enid, Ann Pattison of Sasakwa and Jean Morrison of Kiser, Oregon; eight grandchildren; twenty-five great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and other family and friends.

Browning was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of fifty-three years, Jim Browning; sons, Jimmy Jack Browning and Ronnie Browning; her sisters, Edith Meshew, Gladys Meshew and Pearl Hughey; two brothers, Earl Heatley, and Oris Heatley; and one granddaughter, Lisa Morrison.

Fred Bruner

Funeral services for Holdenville resident Fred Bruner, uncle to Seminole County residents, are set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at the Middle Creek #1 Church in Lamar, under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Rev. Fred Lindsey and Rev. Johnson Roberts are set to officiate, and burial will follow at the Bruner Cemetery in Lamar.

Wake services are set for Wednesday evening.

Bruner passed away Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, in Okemah, at the age of 66.

He was born in Lamar on Feb. 17, 1938, to Sunday and Bessie "Lietka" Bruner.

Bruner was raised in the Lamar area and attended school in Lamar and Moss.

He moved to Holdenville in 1984 and worked as an upholsterer for many years, owning Holdenville Upholstery since 1984.

Bruner was a member of Middle Creek #1 Church in Lamar for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Wynema Bruner, of the home; daughter, Marian Larney, Lamar; brother, Joe Wallace Bruner, Lamar; step-children; step-grandchildren; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers are Doug Bruner, Joe Bruner Jr., Keith Larney, Brian Larney, Myron Sekayouma, and Yotin Keawphalouk.

James Bruton

KONAWA -- Graveside funeral services for James Worth Bruton are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Konawa Cemetery.

Rev. Charlie Henthron will officiate. Burial is under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Bruton died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, at a local hospital at the age of 58.

Viewing is set for 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

He was born June 24, 1946, in Houston, Texas, to C.W. and Wanda (Caruthers) Bruton.

He was an oilfield worker and truck driver. For the last few years, he had worked for the city of Konawa.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Konawa.

Bruton was preceded in death by his father and one niece.

Survivors include his mother, Wanda, of Konawa; and one brother, Paul Bruton, Tecumseh.

Honorary casket bearers are Bob Karns, Bob Harrison, P.D. Splawn, Fred Carpenter, R.C. Norman and Dennis Heard.

Fern DeLois ‘Dee’ Bryant

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Fern DeLois "Dee" Bryant are set for 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole.

Jerry Drewery is set to officiate, and burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Bryant died Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 80.

She was born on Sept. 26, 1924, in Willow, to Henry Warren and Minnie Pearl (Roper) McKinney.

She married Jack Walton Bryant on Nov. 8, 1942, in Seminole, and was a homemaker.

Bryant was a member of First Assembly of God in Seminole.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Bryant is survived by her husband, of the home; her son and daughter-in-law, Jack Warren and Kaye Bryant of Oklahoma City; her sister, Sue Bartholomew of Wayne; three grandchildren, Tim Bryant and his wife Shelly of Seminole, Gayle Ely of Oklahoma City, and Stacy Morris of Seminole; and five great-grandchildren, Nevin, Collin, and Brennah Bryant, Paige Ely, and Josh Morris.

Messages of condolences may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Hazel Juanita Bryant

Sasakwa resident Hazel Juanita Bryant died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at the age of 74.

She was born on Sept. 25, 1930, to Oscar and Annie Gore in Coalgate.

Bryant attended Coalgate schools and lived in Coalgate until age 12.

She worked as a nurse in nursing homes and hospitals for years.

Bryant is preceded in death by her parents Oscar and Annie Gore and her husband Edward Bryant.

She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Roberts of Sasakwa and Sharon Larson of Memphis, Tenn.; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

There are no services scheduled for Bryant.

Hazel Juanita Bryant

There are no services planned at this time for Sasakwa resident Hazel Juanita Bryant who died Nov. 18.

Bryant was born Sept. 25, 1930 to Oscar and Annie Gore in Coalgate.

She attended Coalgate schools and lived in Coalgate until the age of 12. Bryant worked as a nurse in nursing homes and hospitals for many years.

Her parents and her husband Edward Bryant preceded her in death.

Two daughters, Patricia Roberts of Sasakwa and Sharon Larson of Memphis, Tenn.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild survive her.

Betty Lenora Bullock

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Betty Lenora Bullock are scheduled for Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Larry Chesser will officiate.

Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Shawnee.

Bullock, 69, died July 29, 2004 at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born on July 19, 1939 to Enoch and Eva (Wells) Tucker of Holdenville.

Bullock attended Wewoka schools and married Roy Bullock on May 22, 1982.

She worked at Wewoka Bakery until 1982 and also spent a number of years with the DHS.

Bullock assisted her husband with jail and prison ministry and attended the New Life Church and Tri Christian Center in Seminole.

Bullock is preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, Bill and Mary Wells.

Survivors include her husband, son; Rick Burgin of Casper, Wyo; brother, Bob Tucker of Midwest City; stepchildren, Barb Conrad, Randy Bullock, Patricia Harlow, Sandy Buser, Tim Bullock, Betty Fontenoy, Terey Bullock, and Linda Starchevich.

Also included are one granddaughter, one grandson, 15 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren and numerous family and friends.

Pallbearers include Art Cranfield, Gurdon Johnson, Chris Burgin, Mike Harlow, Keith Tucker, and Marcus Kelly.

Opal Bunyan

Opal P. Bunyan, mother of longtime Seminole resident Fred H. Bunyan, passed from this life Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004 in Hugoton, Kansas at the age of 91.

The daughter of Walter and Samantha Shedd, she was born March 13, 1913 in Palava, Texas.

Opal married Lester Frederick Bunyan June 16, 1940 in Hereford, Texas.

Opal and Lester lived one year in Abilene, Texas, then four years in Los Angeles, Calif. where they both worked in the Long Beach ship yards during World War II.

In 1945, they moved to Hugoton to farm for Lester’s dad in Stevens County.

Opal was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 19, 1968, her mother, father, sister (Maud Bell), and brother (Floyd Shedd).

She is survived by one daughter, Helen L. Bunyan of Hugoton; her son Fred and daughter-in-law, Jonna of Seminole; Ryan McKinley Bunyan, her adored grandson, of Seminole; a stepson and his wife, Ron and Lou Bunyan of Phoenix, Arizona; and her very dear longtime friend, Morton Brewer of Hugoton.

Mrs. Bunyan was a member of the First Christian Church.

Paul’s Funeral Home of Hugoton will be in charge of the arrangements. Service will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 21 at the First Christian Church of Hugoton.

Burial will follow in the Hugoton Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Opal’s name to the Mickey Burgess Memorial Scholarship at Seminole State College, P.O. Box 351, Seminole.

Juanita Katherine Burgess

Wake services for Konawa resident Juanita Katherine Burgess are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at High Springs Baptist Church, Rev. Tony Buck and Rev. Dorsey Nero officiating.

Interment is scheduled to take place in Vamoosa cemetery. Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Burgess died in her home Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, at the age of 87.

She was a life-long Konawa resident.

Burgess was born Sept. 10, 1917, to June and Sibbie (Monday) Factor in Konawa.

She married Anderson Ceaser Burgess in 1938, in Wewoka.

Burgess was a homemaker.

She was a member of High Springs Baptist Church and was the women’s leader at the church.

Burgess was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Anderson Burgess on May 18, 1990; an infant daughter in 1944; one son, Frankie Burgess on Nov. 14, 1999; one brother, August Factor; two sisters, May Marshall and Julia Alexander; and one half-sister, Leah Campbell.

She is survived by three sons, June, Leo and Amon Burgess all of Konawa.

Butch Burk

George Irvin "Butch" Burk, 64, Wewoka resident, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, in Shawnee after a sudden illness.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Bill Chisum, officiating.

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

Butch was born on Sept. 6, 1940, in Wewoka, to George "Shorty" and Faye Burk.

He graduated from Wewoka High School and attended Milwaukee Technical College.

He was a self-employed floor covering and carpet salesman and contractor.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one nephew, Glen Hulsey.

He is survived by his first wife, Barbara Burk Schuster, Racine, Wis.; son Randy Burk and wife Tammy, daughter, Beth (Burk) Maxwell and husband Tim, of Cudahy, Wis.; and grandchildren Jason, Keeghan, and Joshua Burk, Lake Geneva, Wis., and James and Dylan Maxwell of Cudahy, Wisc.; his second wife, Donna Burk, Shawnee; daughters, Sgt. Jeanette Conrad and husband Brian, of Wewoka, and Dawn Burk of Shawnee; and grandchildren Deonna and Dorothy Conrad of Wewoka; two sisters Gayle Hulsey and husband Larry, Graham, Texas, and Jennifer (Ginny) Johnston of Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be Brian Conrad, Mike Hulsey, Larry Hulsey, George Johnston, Bud Rowland, and Terry Mosley.

Honorary bearers will be Jason Burk, Keeghan Burk, Joshua Burk, James Maxwell, and Dylan Maxwell.

Anna Mary Kozel Burnett

Funeral mass for former Seminole resident, Anna Mary Kozel Burnett was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Matthews Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas.

Burnett died Sunday, May 2, 2004, at the age of 97.

She was born Dec. 14, 1906, in El Paso, Texas to Frank and Rosalie Kozel.

At six months of age, she moved with her family to Shawnee, where she spent her childhood and young adulthood.

In 1931, she married Henry Joseph Burnett of Houston, Texas, where they lived until 1962, then moving to Farmington, Springdale and Fort Smith, Ark.

The couple had one daughter, Nancy Anne Burnett.

After her husband died, Burnett relocated to Seminole in 1989, where she was a Seminole resident until 1995.

Burnett was a parishoner at St. Matthews Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas and while living in Seminole, she was a parishoner at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Burnet was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Burnett in 1977; her sister, Agnes Kozel Diggs Livingston of Seminole in 1997; her brothers-in-law, Wilton Diggs of Seminole in 1951; and J.T. Livingston of Seminole in 1973.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Burnett of San Antonio, Texas; seven nieces, Jane Burke of Houston, Texas, Rosemary Fuchs of Oakland, N.J., Loretta Meisenbacher of Rogers, Ark., Doris Diggs Simpson of Marietta, Ga.(formerly of Seminole), Karen Camarate of Wilton, Conn.; Mary Ann Diggs Ravkind Pugh of McKinney, Texas (formerly of Seminole), and Ramona Sugart of Charlottesville, Va., as well as a large number of great and great-great nieces, nephews and cousins.

Colbert Burris

Private memorial services for former longtime Seminole County resident, Colbert Jackson Burris, Oklahoma City, were held Tuesday, Jan. 20 under the direction of Vondel Smith Funeral Home.

The service was held in southeast Oklahoma at Blue River, where he fished when he was young.

Burris died Jan. 15, 2004, at the age of 78.

He was born Aug. 14, 1925, to Minabel and H.H. Burris I.

Burris served his country proudly during World War II as a medical technician in the United States Navy.

He married Wanda Colbert in 1947 and after raising their chileren in Wewoka, the couple moved to Oklahoma City.

He was also proud of his heritage as a member of he Chickasaw-Choctaw Indian Nation.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, William Calvin Burris; and one grandchild, Colbert Jason Burris.

He is survived by his wife Wanda of 56 years; his sons, Barry Burris of Oklahoma City and Michael Burris and wife, Bobbie of Talequah; daughters, Kay Caswell and husband, Ben of Hollis and Carol Wood and husband Gary of Midwest City; one brother, H.H. Burris II of Ardmore; sisters, Betty Fowler, Pat McCullom and Caroline Curry, all of Tishomingo, Rosemary Clark and Annabelle Easterwood of Spring, Texas; grandchildren, Haley Paige Baxter, Courtney James Burris and Cory Daniel Burris, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Clo Etta Burrow

Graveside services for Seminole County native, Clo Etta (Cunningham) Burrow of Tyron, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 26 at the Tryon Cemetery in Tryon with Rev. Ted Gibson officiating.

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

Burrow died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at the age of 61 in Seminole.

She was born July 22, 1942, in Wetumka to Tommy Clo Cunningham and Goldie (Martin) Cunningham.

She grew up in Wewoka, Cromwell and the Wetumka area and moved to Tryon in 1964.

She was married to Max Burrow on Nov. 26, 1964, (Thanksgiving Day) in Cromwell.

He was a homemaker and loved to work with and raise animals.

She loved her pet cat.

She also enjoyed gardening, crocheting, visiting her friends, raising vegetables and traveling.

She worked for a veterinary clinic for four years.

She attended Christian Union Church in Tryon since 1964.

He is survived by her husband, Max Burrow of the home; mother, Goldie Cunningham of Wewoka; Daughter, Sherry Bolene of Stillwater; sisters, Mary Kennedy of Moore, Peggy Kuzminski of Petersburg, Va., Shirley Chadick of Seminole and Nancy Joslin of Wewoka; and grandchildren.

Pauline Butler

Funeral services for Seminole native, Pauline (Fixico) Butler of Okmulgee are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan 16, at Hillabee Baptist Church in Hanna, officiated by Revs. Malcom Tiger and James Coker.

Interment will be at the Butler family cemetery under the direction of Shurden Funeral Home of Henryetta.

She will be taken to Hillabee Baptist Church on Thursday afternoon.

Butler died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at the age of 83.

She was born Dec. 22, 1920, in Seminole County to Lana (Spencer) and Jonas Fixico.

She married Wiley Butler in 1952 in McIntosh County.

She lived most of her life in Hanna before moving to Okmulgee two years ago.

Butler worked as a nurses aid and a sewing machine operator for POK in Pharoah.

She liked playing bingo, cooking, sewing, and listening to church songs.

Butler had many friends, no matter who a person was, they were always welcomed in her home.

She always prepared meals and no one ever left her home without eating.

She was a very special woman and loved by everyone she knew.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley Butler; two daughters, Jessie Butler and Lucy Butler; her parents, Jonas and Lana Fixico; two sisters, Susie Mitchell and Nelessy Harjo; and one brother, Thelmond Fixico.

Butler is survived by six children, Elizabeth Butler and Wiley Butler Jr., both of Okmulgee, Judy Proctor of Hanna, Frankie Alexander of Seminole, Penny Murray and Bessie Alexander, all of Shawnee; 18 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; one brother, John Fixico of Sapulpa; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.

Kathryn Sue Butts

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Kathryn Sue Butts were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Stroud Cemetery with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating, and under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Butts, 65, died Oct. 23, 2004 at Holdenville Hospital. She was born in Stuart to Benjamin and Lizzie (Lanham) Cullum on Aug. 16, 1939.

She married Wesley George Butts on Feb. 25, 1959 in Okemah. She was a homemaker and a longtime Seminole County resident.

Her parents, daughter Tammy Butts Harrison, and sister Lucille Teters preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband; two brothers Ben Cullum of Stuart, and Frank Cullum of Bowlegs; and four grandsons.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the funeral home at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Maedene Byrd

Funeral services for Maedene Byrd, 68, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Okemah United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Olen Edwards and Rev. Don Williamson officiating.

Byrd was born on May 14, 1936 in Wetumka to Harlan and Gladys Evelyn (Brown) Baldwin. She died Aug. 14, 2004 in Oklahoma City.

She was raised in Wetumka where she attended Mingo School. On March 29, 1954 she married James (Junior) Guy Byrd, Jr. in Okmulgee and they made their home in Wetumka.

Byrd attended cosmetology school in Shawnee and became a beautician who operated two shops in Wetumka.

In 1972 they relocated to Wewoka where she was employed as a cook at the Wewoka Nursing Home for several years. Junior preceded her in death in 1989.

Byrd later married R.C. Carter and moved to Hartshorne. While there she received training as a certified nurse and medication aid and worked for Dow residential facility.

She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and traveling with family and friends. Byrd also enjoyed bluegrass and Gospel music and was a member of the Okemah Pentecostal Church.

Her parents; her husband R.C. Carter; and two infant children, Howard Russell and Dianna Sue preceded her in death.

Survivors include five children and their spouses, Deborah and Danny McEwin of Okemah, Larry and Vada Byrd of Okemah, Janey and Harold Gerard of Tulsa, Coleen and Carl Webb of Wellston, and David and Tracy Byrd of Okemah.

Additional survivors include three brothers, H.T. Baldwin of Weleetka, Larry Baldwin of Texas, and Earnest Young of Owasso; four sisters, Janet Maldia of Lubbock, Texas, Janey Crealia of Claremore, June Stufflebean of Jenks, and Sue Barnes of Bow, Wash.; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 4 stepchildren, Lisa, Cara Melvin, and Ronnie.

Pallbearers will be Chris Wingate, Gary Nuckolls, Ricky Farris, and Jerry Redford.

Interment will be in the Wetumka Cemetery under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home.

Hannah Lauren Caldwell

Funeral services for Hannah Lauren Caldwell are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home. Rev. Steve Clinc will officiate. She will be buried at Rosedale Cemetery.

The baby died July 18 at Children’s Hospital.

She was born May 3, 2002 to Junior and Andrea Renee Caldwell of Shawnee.

She is survived by her parents, both of the home, Taylor Winsett of Shawnee, brother ;and Alyssa Caldwell of Shawnee, sister.

Grandparents include Bill and Carrie Avery of Seminole and Leatha and Alan Linville of Bartlesville.

Great grandparents include Lela Kunze of Rush Springs, Jerry and Nancy Tucker of Pawhuska and Morris McBride of San Antonio,Texas.

Casketbearers include Jeremy Tucker, Ryan Tucker, Kevin Linville and Alan Linville.

Mary Louise Camp

Mary Louise Camp, 72, a Wewoka resident, passed away at her home in Wewoka with her family by her side on Saturday, July 3, 2004.

Camp was born on Sept. 3, 1931 to Jonas and Effie Bender.

She was raised in the Seminole County area, and attended New Lima Schools and Haskell Indian Institute.

She was a member of Hitchitee Methodist Church north of Seminole.

She worked for Big Yank as a seamstress for 14 years until retirement in 1991.

Her first husband Clarence Little and her second husband Wesley Camp both proceed her in death.

Wake services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Wewoka.

She will be taken to the Hitchitee Methodist Church at 4 p.m. Wednesday for a 7:30 p.m. wake service.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Hitchitee Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Lowe Jr., Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Mike Harjo officiating.

Interment will be at the Bender family cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

She is also preceded in death by his parents, Jonas and Effie Bender; two children Melvin and Frieda Ann Little; one stepson, Maxie Little; and two grandchildren Thomas Potts and David Wayne Huluby.

She is survived by children. Marvin Little of Jacksonville, Fla., Losanna Bank of Mazie, Sanford Little of Chouteau, Nathan Little of Grand Rapids, Mich., Etta Potts and Sharon Little, both of Locust Grove, Curtis Lee Little of the home, David Little of Wewoka, Russell Little of Oklahoma City, and Thomas Little of Seminole; two brothers, John Bender of Seminole and Joe Bender of Shawnee; 33 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Jack Coley of Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be Jeremiah Little, Christian Little Stewart James, Robert Potts, Dustin Little, Justin McGirt, Micah Little

Honorary pallbearers are Samuel Little, Elec Smith, Steven Smith, Jonathan Little, Jeremy McGirt

Gary Don Campbell

Graveside services for Seminole County resident, Gary Don Campbell are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 2 at the Sacred Heart Cemetery with Father Mathew Brown, OSB officiating.

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

He died Monday, May 31, 2004, at the age of 48 at his residence.

He was born Jan. 19, 1956, in Oklahoma City to Donald Gene Campbell and Patricia Marie (Semtner) Campbell.

He worked in the oilfields and was a truck driver for many years.

He was of the Catholic faith and had been a Konawa resident since 1980.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Campbell; one daughter, Shawna Campbell; and one, grandson, Tyler Campbell.

He is survived by his mother, Patricia Campbell and grandmother, Pearl Campbell, both of Konawa; one son, Gregory Campbell of Shawnee; four brothers, Tim and Michael Campbell, both of Konawa, Mark and Stephen Campbell, both of Piedmont; one sister, Sheryl Sharber of Okemah and three grandchildren.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Tim Campbell, Mark Campbell, Stephen Campbell, Michael Campbell, Onas Carpenter and Mark Long.

Samuel Campbell

Memorial services for Seminole County youth, Samuel Eli Campbell, of Wewoka will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.28 at the Evangelistic Center, 7 miles south of I-40 on Hwy 177, in Shawnee with Reverend Mark McIntosh officiating.

Sam died in an automobile accident on Monday, Feb. 23, 2004 at the age of ten.

Sam was born Sept. 15, 1993 in Oklahoma City to Richard Campbell and Carol Jo Brown.

He was a third grade student at Butner Schools in Cromwell.

He was raised in Tecumseh and Seminole.

Campbell enjoyed basketball, fishing, watching movies and shooting his rifle.

Surviving him are his parents, Richard Campbell and Carol Jo Vance, both of Wewoka, two brothers; William Brown and Orie Hill, both of Wewoka; two sisters, Cassie Brown and Joy Campbell, both of Wewoka; and his grandfather, Jack Campbell of Jackson, Calif.; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

Donations may be made to the Sammy Campbell Memorial Fund, that has been set up at the Security State Bank, 210 S. Mekusukey, Wewoka, 74884.

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Tim Campbell

Funeral services for Konawa resident Tim Campbell are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa, under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Richard Winters and Father Mathew Brown are set to officiate, and interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Campbell died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, at Valley View Hospital in Ada, at the age of 47.

He was born in Oklahoma City on Sept. 19, 1957, to Donald Gene and Patricia Marie (Sempter) Campbell, and grew up in the Oklahoma City area.

On Jan. 4, 1984, he married Carla (Bell) Campbell in Gainesville, Texas, and in the same year moved to Konawa.

For a career, Campbell owned and operated C&C Auto Supply and the Tiger Car Wash, and was the former owner of Campbell’s Vacuum Trucks.

He was of the Catholic faith and was a member of the Konawa Chamber of Commerce.

Campbell was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Gary Don Campbell, and his grandfather, Woodrow Campbell.

He is survived by his mother, of Konawa; his wife, of Konawa; two sons, Eric Campbell, San Diego, Calif., and Cody Campbell of Konawa; three brothers, Mark Campbell and Stephen Campbell, both of Piedmont, and Michael Campbell of Konawa; one sister, Sheryl Sharber, of Okemah; a grandmother; and one granddaughter.

Pallbearers are Tim Coffey, Terry Welcher, Kenneth Coleman, Charles Palmer, Jimmy Tooley, Kelley Neely, and Greg Walton.

Mary Carlton

Funeral services for Mary A. Sanders Carlton, mother of Seminole resident, are to be held 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 20 at Hudson-Phillips Chapel in Holdenville with lay speaker and retired General Paul Babiak officiating.

Interment will follow the service at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Carlton passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, at the age of 98 in Seminole.

Carlton was born March 15, 1905, to Henry and Willie Sanders in Mississippi.

She was raised in Mississippi and later moved to Mt. Magazine in Crawford County, Arkansas near the Ft. Smith area.

Mary came to Oklahoma as a mid-wife, accompanying a family that needed her.

She spent all her adult life in Hughes County.

Mary worked in Holdenville at the Dairy Queen and the Street Car Café; she enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening and crafts. She especially enjoyed making doll clothes for children for Christmas.

Carlton was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, V.L. Carlton; two sons, Wayne and Wendell; one daughter, Winona Cravens; a special nephew, Eddie Carlton; seven sisters and two brothers.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Juanita Hayes of Seminole, nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

The family request that donations be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 N.E. 13th Street, Oklahoma City, 73104-5046.

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Glenn R. Carmack

Memorial services for former Seminole resident Glenn R. Carmack are set for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Havenbrook Home Chapel in Norman.

Chaplain Harry Smith is set to officiate, with services under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman.

Carmack died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, at his home in Norman.

He was born Feb. 7, 1925, in Bryant, to Noah and Annie (Crawford) Carmack.

He was raised in Seminole, then married Lewanda M. Turley in Okemah on Dec. 25, 1944.

Carmack spent his entire career in the oil and gas industry, working for City Service Oil Company, traveling worldwide with the company.

He retired to Oklahoma City in 1980 and then moved to Norman in 1997 to be closer to his daughter.

Carmack was a Mason and a Shriner.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Glenda Ann (Punky) Hill.

Carmack is survived by his wife, Lee, of the home; a daughter, Cindy Updegraff, of Norman; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Heartland Hospice of Norman, 623 N. Porter, Norman, OK, 73071.

Condolences may be sent online at www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com/obituaries.html.

Andrew Carpitcher

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Andrew Wayne Carpitcher are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, March 12 at the Rock Springs Baptist Church with Evangelist Franklin Hill and Minister Eugene Harjo officiating.

Wake services will be held at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday March 10.

He will be moved to Rock Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 11, with wake service at 7:30 p.m.

Interment will be at the Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Sasakwa, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

Carpitcher died Monday, March 8, 2004, at the age of 64 at Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

He was born March 12, 1939, in Sasakwa to Titus and Lona (Harjo) Carpitcher.

He attended school at Rocky Point and Sasakwa Schools, as well as Okmulgee Vo-tech, where he learned his trade in meat processing and butchering.

He was reared in Sasakwa area until moving to Oklahoma City 1962, where he remained a resident until the time of his death.

Carpitcher married Imogene Hill on June 26, 1962, in Oklahoma City.

He worked as a professional butcher at Harris Packing Company in Oklahoma City until his retirement in 1989.

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

His parents, Titus and Lona Carpitcher and two brothers, Alfred and Sam Carpitcher preceded him in death.

Carpitcher is survived by his wife Imogene Carpitcher of the home; four children, Clarence Wayne Carpitcher, Wynona Sue Carpitcher and Rose Ann Carpitcher all of Oklahoma City, and Ronnie Cornelious Carpitcher of Hollywood, Fl.; 9 grandchildren; 3 great grand children; four sisters, Effie Lena Harjo of Wewoka, Zelda Morgan of Holdenville, and Liza Coon and Alice Walters of Sasakwa; two brothers, Bunny Carpitcher of Wewoka and Cullie Carpitcher of Sasakwa; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Walter Hill, Mickey Hill, Charles West, Harlan Moses, Cornelious Garcia, and Jim Gunville.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Ray Trevino, Mike Trevino, Johnnie Delegado.

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Cornelia Carter

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Cornelia "Cordia" (Argo) Carter, of Kaufman, Texas, will be Monday June 28, 2004, at 1:30 p.m., at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka with Johnny Hinton officiating.

Interment will follow at Schoolton Cemetery, north of Cromwell.

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

Carter, a former Wewoka resident died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at the age of 97, in Kaufman, Texas.

She was born on Dec. 19, 1906, at Burneyville to Dallas and Ida (Graham) Argo.

She was reared in the Burneyville area until 1911.

She moved to Seminole County with her family in 1911, living in Cromwell where she attended Excellsor Schools.

She moved to Wewoka in 1949 and she later married Beacher Carter.

She attended Shawnee Beauty School to become a beautician, and she and her sister opened Beauty Manor Beauty Shop in Wewoka.

It remained open until her retirement in 1990.

Argo moved to Terrell, Texas, on March 31, 2003, living in the Colonial Lodge Retirement Center. She recently moved in with her nephew and nieces, where she lived until the time of her death.

Her parents, Dallas and Ida Argo, her husband, Beacher Carter, 7 sisters and 5 brothers precede her in death.

She is survived by her niece and nephew, Wayne and Margaret Johnston of Kaufman, Texas as well as a host of other family and friends.

Pallbearers will be her nephews

Catherine Casey

Funeral services for Catherine Ann (Gayler) Casey, of Shawnee are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, March 4 at the Chapel of Walker Funeral Services in Shawnee with Rev. Mike McCauley officiating.

Interment will take place at the Littlevine Cemetery in Paris, Texas under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.

Casey died Monday, March 1, 2004, at the age of 59 in a local nursing home.

She was born Sept. 6, 1944, in Paris, Texas to George and Flora Barber.

She was a homemaker, a member of Northeast Freewill Baptist Church and an active member of Rebekah Lodge for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jim Casey; one son Earl Ingram Jr.; one sister, Jewell McCarter; and a brother, William Barber.

She is survived by two sons, David Gayler and wife, Michelle of Noble and Donnie Gayler of Shawnee; three brothers, Wayne Barber and wife, Mary and Vic Barber and wife, Kaye, all of Paris, Texas and Joe Barber and wife, Jodie of Royse City, Texas; one sister, Shirley Madden; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gynith Mildred Cathey

Graveside funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Gynith Mildred Cathey are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Little Cemetery.

Burial will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Cathey died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at Unity Health Center North in Shawnee at the age of 88.

She was born Jan. 3, 1916, in Crane, Mo., to William Brantley and Lulu (Upshaw) Rogers.

She moved to Seminole 62 years ago from Yellville, Mo.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith.

She married Loyd N. Cathey on March 6, 1937, in Oklahoma City; he preceded her in death on April 2, 1978.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one grandchild.

Survivors include her son, Troy D. Cathey, Seminole; two daughters, Sue Marshall, Sand Springs, and Patsy Gower, Seminole; one brother, Leo Rogers, Harrison, Ark.; one sister, Virginia Clarkson, Bentonville, Ark.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Johnny Lee Chaffin

A special memorial for Wewoka native Johnny Chaffin will be erected in the family plot located at Oakwood Cemetery.

Johnny Lee Chaffin died on Sept. 5, 2004, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Funeral services were held at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas, on Sept. 8, where the 300-seat chapel was filled to capacity. Interment was previously held in Texas.

Chaffin was born to Claud B. (Red) and Oma Lee Chaffin in Wewoka on May 10, 1939, and attended Wewoka Public Schools until he was 16 years old, when he went to Wichita Falls, Texas, to work for his grandfather.

Upon his grandfather’s retirement Chaffin started his own cement contracting business in Plano, Texas.

His parents preceded him in death.

His wife, Shari of Plano, Texas; two daughters, Teresa Robertson of Holdenville, and Carol Patterson of Wichita Falls, Texas; two sisters, Claudine Vails of Oklahoma City, and Glenda Conley of Midwest City; and three stepchildren survive him.

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Lerah D. Chambers

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident Lerah D. Chambers are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Jimmy Freeman officiating.

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

Chambers, 97, died Nov. 12, 2004 in the Manor Care Nursing Home in Oklahoma City. She was born Aug. 1, 1907 in Red Bay, Ala. to Silas D. and Emily Hale White.

She married Ben F. Chambers in 1924. The couple lived and raised their family in Sasakwa where she was a homemaker. Chambers was a member of First Baptist Church, Home Demonstration Club, the Rebecca Lodge, and an active member of the Democratic Party.

Her husband and one son, Wayne Chambers preceded her in death.

Surviving her are four children, Gerald Chambers of Oklahoma City, Glen –Chambers of Lafayette, La., Velva Talley of Oklahoma City, and Benny Chambers of Ruidoso, N.M.; brother, Silas White of Oklahoma City; sister, Verna Robbins of Wewoka; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and six great great-grandchildren.

Eddie Chandler

Graveside services for Eddie Chandler are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka with Rev. Anthony Watts officiating.

Chandler died July 16 at Unity Health Center at the age of 81.

He was born on April 15, 1923 in Wewoka.

He was the son of Larkin Chandler and Laddie Barkus and attended Douglass High School in Wewoka.

He attended the New Beginnings Church of Shawnee.

Eddie worked as an auto body mechanic for 20 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his son Eddie Jr. and his brother, W.C. Watts.

He is survived by two sons, Marvin Chandler of Wilson, N.C., and Jeffrey Chandler of Fortsmouth, N.H.; and four daughters, Barbara Curry of Lawton, Tonya Chandler of New Hampshire, Eddie Mae Chandler of Seattle, Wash., and Lavonna Doakes of Norman.

Velma Chesser

Services for Seminole County resident, Velma Marie Chesser, of Wewoka will be held at 10a.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Wewoka, with Johnny Chesser, Larry Chesser and Bill Chesser officiating.

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

Chesser died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at the age of 82 at the Seminole Medical Center.

Chesser was born on October 8, 1921, in Lamar, to Willis and Mary Etta (Lamb) Wagoner.

She married Eddie Chesser on November 5, 1937, and they lived most of their lives in Wewoka.

She was a member of the House of Prayer.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Eddie; her parents, two brothers, Eddie Von Hilton and Charlie Hilton.

She is survived by three children, Johnny Lee Chesser, Wewoka, Betty Jean Wagoner of Florida and Wanda Lee Brinsfield, Oklahoma City, six grandchildren, Roxanna, robert, Anita, Keith, Linda and Michael; eighteen grandchildren; sisters, Pearle Walker, Mt. Home, Ark., Cathy Wortman of Calvin, Coleen McCoy of Holdenville, Joyce Nickells and Rosella Tillman of Okla. City, three Brothers, Ray Hilton and Troy Wagoner of Oklahoma City, and Larry Wagoner of Kansas

Pallbearers will be Jim Orsburn, Kevin Merriman, Bill Chesser Jr., Jerry Wortman, Raymond Sharp, and John Rigdon.

Honorary bearers will be Don Brown and Charles Wortman.

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Irene Chesser

Graveside services will be held for Irene Chesser at 2 p.m. at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held at 1-9 p.m. on Sunday at Chapel Hill Funeral Home.

Chesser died Aug. 6, 2004 and was born in Lawton to Jeremiah and Mary Bentley.

She grew up in Seminole and married William Mason in 1937. Together they opened "Mason’s Fountainette" in Seminole and later "Sooner Sundries" in Oklahoma City.

Chesser lost her husband Bill in 1968 and she married George Chesser in 1973. She welcomed George’s children Kenny, Joni Sue, and Glenda in to her family. She was a member of the Metropolitan Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband George, her brothers, Jelly Conner and Earl Bentley.

Survivors include her daughter, Harriet Mason of Dallas, Texas; and her son Mike Mason of Oklahoma City; sisters, Mildred Martindale and Pearl Rider, of Vancouver, Wash.; four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

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Janice Lou ‘Jan’ Chilcote

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Janice Lou "Jan" Chilcote are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doyle Long officiating.

Interment is to follow services at maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Chilcote, 52, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004 at Norman Regional Hospital. She was born March 31, 1952 in Marlow to Floyd Lee Blackwood and Lelia May (Shook) Edward.

She married Jim Chilcote on Feb. 20, 1999 in Seminole and was a caregiver. Her father, brother Floyd Lee Blackwood Jr. and niece Jenna Lea (Blackwood) Patterson all preceded her in death.

Her survivors include her mother Lelia Edward of Seminole; husband, Jim Chilcote of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Trevor Thomas and Casey of Stonewall; three daughters and sons-in-law, Natasha Williams and Kevin of Norman, Ashley Thomas and Curtis of Seminole and Bobbi Thomas and Victor of Konawa; and step-daughter, Monica Maurer and Steve Flores of Oklahoma City.

In addition, sister and brother-in-law, Betty King and Kenneth of Seminole; 12 grandchildren, Jana, Leah, Raven, Erin, Austin, Ashtin, Kaden, Kaleb, Kash, Kelby, Adeon and Zehn; one great-granddaughter, Cameron; and her dog Tino, also survive her.

The casket bearers will be Lance King, Bruce King, Kenny King, Aaron Davis, Brad Heinzig and Terry Melton. The honorary bearers are to be Curtis Thomas, Kevin Williams, Victor Davis and Ryan Louie.

Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Clifford Christ

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Clifford Christ of Wewoka, will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5 at First Baptist Church.

Internment will be at Oakwood Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Reverend Parker Cross and Russell Vickers will officiate, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka. .

Christ died on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at the age of 84 at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born on Sept. 7, 1919, in Luther to Aaron and Ella Archer Christ.

He attended Cushing schools and married Willeta Lois Smith on June 15, 1941, Vesta Dennis on June 15, 1970 and Florine Stout on Nov. 7, 1984.

Clifford was a Vocational Agriculture teacher in Amber from 1942 to 1943, worked in Dale schools from 1943 to 1944, and then in Wewoka Public Schools from 1944 until retirement in 1982.

Christ was president of Oklahoma Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association from 1970 to 1971.

He also received the Honorary State FFA Degree in 1998 and was a member of the Oklahoma Vocational Association and also was a member of National Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Willeta, on Dec. 11, 1968, and his second wife, Vesta on Feb. 16, 1984 and his parents.

He is survived by his wife Florine of the home, one son, David Christ of Wewoka; one daughter, Priscilla and Gary Dutton of Seminole; and three step-daughters Sabra Todd of Wewoka, Maria Hollingsworth of Tucson, Ariz, and DeAnn Kessler of Nogal, N. M.; four grandsons, Christopher Ridenour and wife Paige of El Paso, Texas, Sean Ridenour of Edmond, Ryan Christ and wife Stacy of Konawa, and Blake Christ of Wewoka; and two great grandchildren Logan Ridenour, and Sydney Ridenour of El Paso, Texas.

All donations to be made under Clifford Christ Memorial Fund to:

OSU Agriculture Education Scholarship Inc

448 Ag Hall

Stillwater, Ok 74078

Pallbearers will be James Stafford, Billy Conn, Kevin Kincade, Mike Filson, Kelly Cook, Joe Stafford

Honorary Pallbearers will be Glenn Cook, Doyle Cook, Dr. Jim Gosey, Dr. Bob Kropp, Don Ramsey, Orville Duncan, Ken Harrod

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Bertie Clark

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Bertie Mae Clark, of Konawa, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5 at the Church of Christ in Konawa with Richard Winters officiating.

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

Clark died Thursday, June 3, at the age of 84 in Konawa.

She was born May 22, 1920, in Vian to William Bolin and Sadie Ross (McCoy) Bolin.

She was married to George William "Bill" Clark on March 29, 1941, in McCurtain.

She was a longtime Konawa resident, having moved from Marble City.

She worked for several years at Konawa Public Schools as a custodian and also worked at Blue Bell in Seminole as a seamstress.

She was a member of the Church of Christ in Konawa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Clark on Oct. 4, 1989; one son, David Clark on Feb. 26, 1997; and one grandson, Phillip Scott Clark on June 16, 1997.

She is survived by three sons, George Clark Jr. and Herman Clark, both of Konawa and Ernest Clark of Nashville, Tenn.; three daughters, Shirley Boren and Juanita Moore, both of Konawa and Sadie Villines of Wolf; two brothers, Mitchell Bolin of Marble City and Richard Bolin of Fort Smith, Ark., 17 grand children and 17 great grandchildren.

Serving as casket bearers will be Bobby Villines, Nathan Villines, Justin Villines, Steve Clark, Lucas Clark, Adam Clark, Bryce Clark, Craig Klima, Brent Daniel, Jeramy Welch and Eric Bowman.

Edith (Hack) Clark

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Edith Florence (Hack) Clark are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Kelvin Mosely and Noland Sluder officiating.

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

Clark died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at the age of 81 at Unity Health Center North in Shawnee.

She was born Feb. 26, 1922, in Tonkawa to Charles T. Hack and Martha E. (Taylor) Hack.

She married Billie G. Clark in 1970 in Duncan.

She was a longtime Seminole resident, moving to Oklahoma City in 1971 and to Shawnee in 1998.

She retired from Western Union in Oklahoma City in 1985 and was a homemaker.

She was also a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Oklahoma City and was currently attending the Trinity Baptist Church in Shawnee.

She was preceded in death by her parents.; one sister, Phyllis Loraine McMichael; and one brother, Clyde Hack.

She is survived by her husband, Billie G. Clark of the home; one brother, Louis Hack of Seminole; and one sister, Mildred Sluder of Tyler, Texas.

Casket bearers will be Gerald McMichael, Jackie McMichael, Scott Plockett, Rick Plockett, Bill Phinex, Randy Pool and Ryan Pool.

Selma Clark

Graveside funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Selma Louise Robinson Clark, of Wewoka are scheduled for 11 a.m.., Thursday, April 8 at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka with Rev. Dan Factor officiating, under the direction of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Clark died Monday, April 5, 2004, at the age of 90 at Elmwood Nursing Home, Wewoka.

She was born April 10, 1913, to Sam and Lola Robinson in Spaulding where she grew up and attended school.

She married Elmer Roe Clark on Sept. 6, 1930, in Hughes County and they made their home and reared their children in Wewoka.

Clark was a homemaker and an active member of 7th Street Baptist Church, Wewoka.

She moved to Wewoka in 1948.

She loved sewing and cooking.

Clark was the last survivor of her 15 brother and sisters

She was devoted to her family and church, and will be remembered in our community as a gentleperson who genuinely cared for those around her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Lola Robinson; her husband, Elmer Roe Clark in 1989; two children Nadine Mulkey, and Louetta Parks; and nine brother and five sisters.

She is survived by her children Laverne Russell of Pocasset, Preston Clark of Cleveland and Linda Green of Noble; 11 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be: B.J Parks, Brent Parks, Tony Russell, Jesse Smith, Ray North III and Bradley Mulkey.

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Helen Claybrook

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Helen Wingate Claybrook, of Wewoka were scheduled for Tuesday, March 16 at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Wewoka with Craig Claybrook officiating.

Interment followed at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Claybrook was born January 26, 1920, to Clarence L and Faye (Engels) Wingate.

She graduated from Wewoka High School in 1938, where she was active in the band.

She participated with the band that won a national contest in Chicago, under the direction of Everett Wilcox.

She continued her education at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and graduated from Oklahoma City University.

Helen married Clarence Claybrook on May 19, 1942, in Wewoka.

They owned and operated Claybrook’s Laundry and Dry Cleaners for many years in Wewoka.

He preceded her in death in 1974.

Also preceding her were her parents, one sister, Hazel Wingate, and her special companion, Cluke Myers.

Claybrook continued her love of music by being a long time supporter of the Wewoka High School band.

She accompanied band students in solos and ensembles for three generations, including her own children and grandchildren.

Helen was also an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Wewoka where she played the organ for over forty years and was ordained as a ruling elder.

She was also an active member of the Wewoka Alumni Association for many years.

Claybrook is survived by three sons and daughters- in- law; Curtis and Donna Claybrook, of Diamond Bar, California; Craig and Laurie Claybrook of Dallas, Texas, and Keith and Diana Claybrook of Wewoka; and one daughter Karen Keim of Pacific, Mo., one brother and sister- in-law, Kenneth (Bud) and Lovella Wingate, and one sister and brother- in- law Paul and Mary (Wingate) Bergquist; grandchildren, Derek and Kirsten Sosbee of Stillwater, Chadd and Lisa Claybrook of Fayetteville, Ark., Ryan Sosbee and Brooke Tucker of Wewoka, Brian and Kristin Whitlock of Ada, Jason Keim and Lindsay Keim, both of Pacific, Mo., John Claybrook of Dallas, Texas, Steve and Judy Wilcox of Indio, Calif., and Greg and Kim Grisafe of Redlands Calif.; great grandchildren, Carson Sosbee and Cameron Sosbee both of Wewoka, Connor Whitlock, Cooper Whitlock and Carter Whitlock, all of Ada, Jamie Wilcox of Indio, Calif., Samantha Grisafe and Kyle Grisafe, both of Redlands, Calif.; and a host of family and friends.

Serving as pall bearers were Derek Sosbee; Chadd Claybrook; Ryan Sosbee; Jason Keim; John Claybrook; Jeffery Claybrook; Brian Whitlock.

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Barney Cloud

Wake services for Seminole native, Barney Lee Cloud will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28 at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel i Wewoka.

He will be moved to the Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church, Wewoka, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 28, with Wake Services to be held at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 29 at 2 p.m. at the Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church in Wewoka, with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating.

Interment will be in the Cloud family cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Cloud died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at the age of 62, at his home in Oklahoma City.

He was born Nov. 5, 1941, in Seminole to Daniel Cloud and Annie McCoy.

He was reared in the Seminole County area and attended Bowlegs Schools.

He was employed by Oklahoma Roofing Co., in Oklahoma City.

Cloud served in the Army as an ammunitions bearer, with an Honorable Discharge in 1962 and a member of V.F.W. # 9966 in Del City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Annie Cloud; and two brothers, David Cloud and Lee Cloud.

He is survived by Betty Ann (Morse) Cloud of Oklahoma City; two sons, Monroe Cloud and Barney Cloud Jr., both of Blackwell; five grandchildren; one brother, Holland Cloud of Arkansas City, Kan.; four sisters, Evelyn Coursey of Wewoka, Maxine Overbey of Ada, Gerldine Cloud of Konawa and Betsy Bender of Oklahoma City; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Quinton Shouse, Larry Coursey, Ottie Lankford, Darrel Cloud, Leo Cloud, and Cleo Cloud.

Honorary bearers will be Holland Cloud, Robert Coursey, Tommy Overbey, Raymond Alexander, Pedro DeAnda, and Bill Glass.

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Former Resident’s Daughter
Dies in Tulsa Car Accident

The daughter of a former Wewokan has died after an auto accident Thursday near Tulsa.

Maria Rae Coachman, 17, Tulsa, died in the emergency room after an accident at the I-44 and W. 56th Street intersection in Tulsa County.

She is the daughter of Jerome "Charley" Warledo, now of Edmond, and Charlotte Coachman, Tulsa.

The accident report by Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Coachman was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her cousin, 19-year-old Christina Joy Coachman, Tulsa.

Christina Coachman was not injured.

Another cousin, Samantha E. Dushane, 15, of Tahlequah, was treated and released from a local hospital for minor injuries.

Troopers said the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and swerved left to avoid another vehicle, went into a broadslide and struck the barrier wall.

It overturned onto its top, ejecting the victim, who was the only one not wearing a seatbelt.

Coachman’s funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Little Quarsarty Baptist Church.

Rev. Ledkey McIntosh will officiate. Burial will follow at Wiley-Watson Cemetery north of Dustin under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

Wake services are set for 7:30 p.m. Monday at the church.

Coachman was born July 11, 1986. She attended Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah, finishing 11th grade.

She lived in Moore until 2003 when she moved to Tulsa.

She was baptized at Glorietta Baptist Church.

Survivors include her parents; siblings Timothy and Tafv Coachman of Tulsa.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Charles and Leatrice Coachman and Johnson and Betty Jo Warledo.

Dorothy Coble

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident, Dorothy Louise, (Caldwell) Coble of Shawnee are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 21 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darrell Nelson officiating.

Interment will follow at Oakhill Cemetery in McAlester under the direction of the Swearingen Funeral Home.

Coble died Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at the age of 93 at Unity Health Center North in Shawnee.

She was born April 11, 1911, in McAlester to John Caldwell and Eva (Broom) Caldwell.

She was married to William Doley "Doc" Coble on Aug. 3, 1932.

He preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 1978.

Her family lived in Dearborn, Mich. from 1936-1948, when they returned to Seminole.

Coble was a homemaker and later became active in the family business.

She was also a real estate salesperson until she joined the Oklahoma Department of Human Services in 1963.

She retired in 1976.

For many years, she was an active member of the First Assembly of God Church in Seminole.

She graduated from McAlester High School in 1929 and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in social sciences.

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

She is survived by one son, William D. "Bill" Coble of Shawnee; one daughter, Evalois McNully and husband, James of DeQueen, Ark.; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Casket bearers will be Joseph McNulley, C. Kevin McNully, Chuck Moose, Walter F. Coble and Melvin Lynn Seebeck.

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Nancy 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..

James Phillip Collums

Graveside services for Seminole resident James Phillip "Jimmy" Collums are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Little Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Swearingen Funeral Home.

Collums died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, in Seminole. He was 65.

He was born June 26, 1939, in Seminole, to Travis B. Collums and Rosa "Rose" Mae (Lucas) Collums.

Collums worked as an oilfield roustabout and was a member of the Baptist Church.

Collums was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Clayton "Jeep" Collums.

He is survived by one daughter, Becky Palmer, of Seminole; two brothers, Leroy Collums of Stidham and Clinton Collums of Zephyrhills, Fla.; and three sisters, LaVella Hackler and Sue Johnson, both of Seminole and Janet Reed of Wylie Texas.

His casket bearers will be his grandson Nathan Palmer and his nephews.

Thelma Colwell

Graveside services for Thelma Alvina Colwell, mother of Seminole residents, Gilbert Ross Sr. were scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 9 at the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole, with Terry Newell officiating.

Interment was also at the Little Cemetery under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home of Shawnee.

She died Friday, March 5, 2004, at the age of 68 at her home in Shawnee.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin J. Colwell; two sons, Tommy Ross and Johnny Ross; one grandson, Greg Mehagan Jr.; one brother, Ray Hart; and one sister, Faye Lynn.

She is survived by one son, Gilbert Ross Sr. of Seminole; two daughters, Darla Kearney of Denton, Texas and Thelma Cain of the home; 9 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Dorothy Compton

Memorial services for former Seminole resident Dorothy Compton, 75, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in McAlester.

The services will be under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service and officiated by Wendell Marley.

Compton died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at a McAlester nursing home.

She was born May 6, 1929, in Seminole to Homer and Margaret (Cooper) Compton.

She was a Seminole High School graduated and attended East Central State College in Ada.

She received a bachelor’s degree in arts and education.

Her education was completed at the University of Oklahoma, where she obtained a master’s degree in education, the first person in both the Cooper and Compton families to graduate from college.

She was a teacher and obtained many certificates and awards in her career, including "Teacher of the Year" for the state of Oklahoma.

She enjoyed playing golf, fishing, playing tennis and bowling.

Compton was an accomplished college debater, who had won many awards and trophies.

She was also a beauty pageant winner.

She moved to McAlester in the later ‘70s and was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses for 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Betty Pippin; and one brother, Jack Compton.

Survivors include her brother, Joe Compton, Seminole.

Willie ‘Bill’ Condict

Graveside funeral services for Cromwell-Okemah area resident Willie Everett "Bill" Condict were held Monday morning at Schoolton Cemetery.

Brother Charles Jones officiate; burial was under the direction of Schumacher Funeral Home, Okemah.

Condict, 73, died Saturday, July 10, 2003, in Seminole.

He was born Dec. 2, 1930, in Kendrick to Willie and Bertha Condict.

He lived in the Okemah area most all his life and worked for many years at Perryman Sand Company as a pumper. He was also a farmer.

He served in the U.S. Army and spent time in Germany.

He is survived by one son, Chuck Condict, Shawnee; two brothers, Ray Condict, Okemah, and Wendell Condict; six sisters, Ella Starr and Lola McElroy, both of Okemah, Norma Barnes and Linda Groves, both of Cromwell, Rose Head, Moore, and Wilma Scott, Pell City, Ala.; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Carl and Marvin Condict.

Jamie Floyd Conger

Services for Jamie Floyd Conger, son of Wewoka resident Floyd Conger, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Services are being handled by the Swearingen Funeral Home.

Conger died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004 at McAlester Hospital. He was 29.

Conger was born in Wewoka on Feb. 15, 1975 to Floyd Conger and Juanita (Myers) Conger.

Conger worked as a mason, in McAlester.

His mother, four grandparents, and one sister preceded him in death.

Conger is survived by his father Floyd, of Wewoka; three sons, Jace and Tyler Conger of New Lima and Riley Conger of McAlester; two daughters, Macie and Ashley Willis of McAlester; two brothers, Scotty Conger of Ada and Randy Dougan of Shawnee; two sisters, Amy Dye and Lori Osborne of Shawnee; and his wife, Tina Conger of the home.

Memorial donations may be made to Swearingen Funeral Home to assist the family.

Condolences may be sent online at www.sweraingen-funeralhome.com.

Sally ‘Ilene’ Conner

Funeral services for Sally "Ilene" Conner are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Pastor Quinton Kay will officiate, with burial following in Vista Cemetery.

Conner died Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at the Tuttle Care Center in Tuttle at the age of 91.

She was born July 26, 1912, in Tennessee, to Will and Sally Dunn.

She was a longtime Konawa resident before moving to Tuttle.

She was a nurse for several years and was a member of the Konawa Free Will Baptist Church.

She married Arvel "Pete" Conner on July 4, 1934 in Manitou; the couple just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

She is survived by her husband, of the home; several grandchildren, including Michael Conner of Tuttle and Donald Conner of Georgia; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Donald Conner; two daughters, Linda Kennedy and Wanda Conner; two brothers and two sisters.

Edith Conway

Memorial services and interment for former Seminole resident, Edith Virginia (Pippin) Conway, were scheduled for 2 p.m. March 6 at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery in Oklahoma City.

Services are under the direction of Floral Haven Funeral Home and Cemetery.

She died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at the age of 83 in Tulsa, surrounded by many loved ones.

She was born Dec. 4, 1920 in Hugo.

Conway graduated from Seminole High School and then married Jack Conway in 1942.

They lived in Oklahoma, Illinois and England before retiring in Oklahoma.

She was a vivacious woman who touched many lives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Richard Pippin and Virginia Mae (Loftin) Pippin, husband of almost 53 years, Edward Spurgeon "Jack" Conway; daughter, Wanda Louise Taylor; and brothers, Wilson Eugene Pippin and Allan Pippin.

She is survived by her sons, Thomas Conway, and wife, Linda of Seminole, and John Conway and wife, LeEtta of Bartlesville; daughters, Vivian Wells and husband, Clark of Keystone Lake, Ida Day and husband, Roy of Tulsa, Bettye Bidwill and husband, Charlie of Northfield, Il., and Jan Conway of Sandy, Utah; brothers, Cecil Pippin and wife, Ommie of Cumming, Ga, Lee Pippin and wife, Thelma of Seminole, Ralph Pippin and wife, Marion of Seminole, Lloyd Pippin of Amarillo, Texas; sister, Bernice Lindsay and husband, Harold of Marlow; 21 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; Uncle Ralph (Edna) Loftin of Hugo and numerous nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to one’s favorite charity or church.

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Larry Conway

Graveside funeral services for former Seminole resident Larry Conway are set for 11 a.m. on Friday, July 2, at Wolf Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Mae Lois McGrew will officiate the service, and interment will follow, also at Wolf Cemetery.

Conway died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at Valley View Hospital in Ada, at the age of 52.

He was born Jan. 17, 1952, in Seminole, to Joe Nathan Conway and Mary Elizabeth (Watson) Conway.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jerry Conway; and two half-sisters, Louise Black and Ethel Riley.

Conway is survived by seven brothers: Richard Conway of Oklahoma City, Charles Conway of Midwest City, Clarence Conway of Oklahoma City, Larence Conway of Oklahoma City, Loanzo Conway of Seminole, Dale Conway of Seminole, and Johnny Conway of Oakland, Calf.; and one half-brother, James Conway of Kansas City, Kan.

He is also survived by four sisters: Clarice Cagg of Anadarko, Doris Carter of McAlester, Freeda Conway of Seminole, and Alta Griffis of Norman; and two half-sisters: Mattie Ledbetter of Tulsa, and Jeneva Phelps of Kansas City, Mo.

Edith Coody

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Edith Coody will be 2 p.m. on Monday at Rock Springs Baptist Church with Jimpsey and Tim Harjo officiating.

Interment will be at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Harold Cully, George Tiger III, Brandon Cully, Buddy Lindsey, Grant Cully, and Sam Tiger.

There will be a wake service at 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Rock Springs Baptist Church.

Coody died Sept. 17, 2004 at a hospital in Ada. She was born to Sam and Eunice (Bear) Cully on Nov.9, 1930.

She married Roger Coody on Sept. 18, 1965 and had been a homemaker. Coody was a member of the Motezoma Baptist Church.

Her parents, husband, sons, Thurman Carpitcher and Frankie Cully, and sister Lana Cully all preceded her in death.

She is survived by sons, R.D. Coody and Stanley Coody both of Konawa; daughter Nema Coody of Konawa; three sisters, Mary L. Tiger, Joyce Cully, both of Konawa and Leona Chosa of N.M.; and six grandchildren.

Faryss Anthony Coody

A service for lifelong Maud resident Faryss Anthony Coody will be held on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in the Maud High School Auditorium with Bro. Glenn Peck and Rev. Sandy Harjo officiating.

There will also be a viewing from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home on Thursday. Interment will be at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Coody was born in Ada on May 8, 1987 to Faren Anthony and Ruby A. (Nail) Coody.

He played football (#10), basketball, and baseball for Maud High School. He was also an avid hunter.

Coody is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jack Nail and Franklin Andy Coody, Sr.

He is survived by his parents and sister, Feliza Coody all of the home; grandmothers, Lou Perry of Latta, and Ruby Nail of Maud.

The casket bearers for the service will be Steven Nail, Jeff McFerran, Ca-te Jesse, Curtis Nail, George Nail, and Coach Butler.

The honorary bearers will be Keith Nail, and the entire Maud High School football team, Franklin Coody, Ronnie Silas, Bill Anderson, and Cary Fletcher.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

George A. Cook

Funeral services for lifelong Wewoka resident George A. Cook are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the New Life Church.

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

Cook died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004 at the age of 69. He was born Aug. 4, 1935 to Howard and Jimmie Cook in Wewoka.

He grew up in Wewoka where he graduated from Wewoka Schools in 1953. Cook married Betty Salazar on July 13, 1957 and was self-employed in the oil field business for over 40 years.

His mother Jimmie Cook, one granddaughter Blair Barkhimer and a special aunt Letha Mathis all preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife Betty of the home; his father Howard Cook; three children, Clifford Cook and wife Carol, Greg Cook and wife Dana and Rhonda Barkhimer and husband Carl, all of Wewoka; six grandchildren, Jeff Cook, Jennifer Cook, Jordan Cook, Austin Cook, Blaine Barkhimer and Seth Barkhimer; one brother Don Cook and wife Jeretta of Wewoka; one sister Trevia Streater and husband Darrell of Wewoka; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers for the service will be Jeff Cook, Jordan Cook, Austin Cook, Blaine Barkhimer, Seth Barkhimer, Mike Streater and Dewayne Streater.

Juanita Cook

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Juanita Vernice (Wetsel) Cook are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 6 at the Trinity Chapel and Resthaven Memorial Park with James M. Cook officiating.

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

Cook died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at the age of 78 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center.

She was born Sept. 11, 1925, in Amarillo, Texas to Jackson Ernest Wetsel and Myrtle Lela (Lovin) Wetsel.

She graduated from Seminole High School in 1945.

She worked for Braums for 12 years as a district manager in the Tulsa area and opened the first Braums in Seminole in April 1977.

She was a member of the Harvey Road Baptist Church .

Her parents and one brother, Raymond Ernest Wetsel, preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son, James "Jim" Michael Cook of Seminole, two daughters, Susan Carol Kunz of Salt Lake City, Utah and Janice Lea Medlin of Baton Rouge, La.; one brother, Elmer Roy Wetsel of Albuquerque, N.M.; eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

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Lela M. Cooper

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Lela M. Cooper are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church.

Rev. Tommy Clark will officiate.

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

Her casket will be open only during the service.

Cooper died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at Sequoyah East Nursing Home in Roland at the age of 91.

She was born March 10, 1913, in Lumberton, Miss., to W.S. and Frances (Kennedy) Howard.

She was a homemaker and a member of Eastern Star. She was active at First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for several years.

Cooper moved to Roland six and one-half years ago.

She was married to Malcolm W. Cooper on March 2, 1934, in Marion County Miss.

He died Oct. 28,1998.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one son, Jerry Cooper.

Survivors include two sons, Jim Cooper of Gans, and Malcolm H. Cooper, Lumberton; three daughters, Nelda Blaylock, Muldrow, Sandra Glen, Sulphur, and Ardath Strobel, Scranton, Ark.; one brother, W.E. Howard; two sisters, Ann Chambers and Helen Reynolds; three half-brothers, Walter J. Howard Jr., Harvey Howard and Q.C. Howard; three half-sisters, Lois Hoffer, Violet Bridges and Lula Rae Carpenter; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will include grandsons Lee Wade, Jarrod Armer, Bobby Strobel, Gerald Strobel, Michael Strobel and Doug Cooper.

Wanda Lee Cooper

Funeral services for Wanda Lee Cooper, Wewoka, are scheduled for 2p.m. Thursday, Jan 15 at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka, with Pastors O’dell Hardeman and Tim Robert officiating.

Interment will be in the Jackson Family Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Cooper was born in Wewoka on June 5, 1940, to Roy and Myrtle Hill.

She spent most of her time growing up in a loving, God fearing home.

Wanda was the sixth of nine children.

She has always been a very funny, loving and kind mother, sister, and daughter.

She married Cecil Cooper in 1957 and nine children were born of this union.

After being married, Wanda and Cecil decided to move north where they found the state of Kansas to start the growth of their family.

They later relocated to the state of Missouri.

Wanda later moved to Chicago, Ill., and nurtured her nine children until she returned to her home in Wewok.

Wanda belonged to Evangelist Baptist church in Oklahoma City under the pastoralship of Tim Robert.

In 2002, Wanda joined Emmanuel Temple of Praise and Deliverance in Shawnee under the pastoralship of O’dell Hardeman, where she remained in good standing.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents.

Wanda leaves behind ten children, Cecil Jr. Cooper of Kansas City, Mo., Reginald Cooper, Delisa Cooper and Herman Cooper, all of Shawnee, Curtis Cooper Midwest City, Walter Cooper Oklahoma City, Roosevelt Cooper Kansas City, Mo., Tonya Lee Cooper of Orange, Calif., Gregory Cooper. and Alonzo Cooper, both of Kansas City, Kan. and seventeen grand children, Desmond, Donavan, Demond, Devon, Brittaney, Darius, Gregory Jr., Rosalyn, LaQuninda, Curtis Jr., Alisha, Bryce, Tre-vell, Zavion, Akil, AJ, Zerrena, Derrell, Herman Jr., Deandrew, and Cory Cooper, one great-grandson, Jaylyn, sisters and brothers are Artellia McElwee of Spencer, Naomi Graham of Los Angeles, Calif., Doris Arnold of Austin, Texas, Myrthanna Madkins of Wewoka, Earcell Pittman of Kansas City, Kan., LeRoy Hill of Englewood, Calif., Priscilla Liddell of Spencer and Patricia Terrell of Okla. City, and a host of relatives and friends.

Alpha (Simmons) Copeland

Alpha Lee (Simmons) Copeland, 87, of Maud passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2004 at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Maud.

Rev. Bob Birdwell and Rev. Jim Kirkendall will officiate.

Interment will be in the Cummings Cemetery in Maud under of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Copeland was born May 11, 1917 in Maud to Willie Ogustus Sammons and Nellie Vivian (Old) Sammons Young.

She lived most of her life Maud, where she graduated from high school in 1934.

She was member of the First Baptist Church in Maud where she was a Sunday school teacher.

She was associated with the Maud Historical Society.

Copeland was a homemaker and co-owner of Copeland’s IGA in Maud for many years.

She worked for Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

She was married to Finis Earl Copeland in Maud on July 7, 1934; he preceded her in death on May 7, 1992.

She died the day before their 70th wedding anniversary.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, William Edward Sammons, who died in 1963; and one sister Ellouise Sammons, who died in 1919.

Copeland is survived by two sons, Roger Alan Copeland, Ft. Worth, Texas, Gary Earl Copeland, Norfolk, Va.; two grandchildren, Jeremy Scott Copeland, Dallas, and Kami Copeland Swinney, Euless, Texas.

Pallbearers include David Zeller, James Zeller, Jeremy Copeland, Barry Fletcher, Rick Carlson and Glenn Whisenhunt.

Honorary casketbearers will be the deacons of the First Baptist Church in Maud.

The family requests memorial donations be made to Camp John Marc, 2824 Swiss Ave., Dallas, TX 75204, a camp for children with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses.

Helen Louise Cordell

Graveside services for former seminole resident, Helen Louise Cordell are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Maple Grove Cemetery, with the Rev. Freeman Whitlock officiating.

Cordell died Wednesday July 14th 2004 in Prague at the age of 80.

She was born on May 23rd 1924, in to Major and Erma Troice (Kilpatrick) McGee in Belleville Ark.

She was married to Hugh Cordell and was employed as a sales clerk.

She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as husband, and two brothers.

Survivors include her brother Jim McGee of Kansas City. Kan.; son Gary Cordell of Sparks; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren

Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

Leonard Cowherd

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Leonard Harold Cowherd are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 21, 2004, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ray. Belford officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Anadarko Memory Lane Cemetery in Anadarko with John Chennault officiating.

Cowherd went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, June 17, 2004, at the age of 87 in Seminole.

He was born March 31, 1917, in Ada to Oscar and Lucinda Cowherd.

He married Christine Johnson Cowherd on Nov. 27, 1940, until her untimely passing on May 4, 1966.

On Jan. 17, 1969, he married Florence Pruitt McElyea Cowherd, his loving wife of 35 years.

Upon his fathers passing in 1940, he left as a sophomore at Oklahoma A&M to assist his mother and two younger brothers by managing the Hickory Ridge family farm in Wetumka.

He was an oilfield roustabout, a shipyard welder, a shoe department manager and assisted in a wire rope business.

In 1953, he began a 29-year career with the Public Service Company of Oklahoma.

Cowherd earned his electrician’s credentials and worked his way up from intake operator to Station Electrician and Senior Technician at the Southwest Power Station in Washita.

He retired in 1982 as the Electrical Supervisor of the Oologah Station.

He was recognized for his intensity as a football, basketball and baseball player.

He was an avid hunter, fisherman, water skier, bowler, golfer and sportsman.

Cowherd approached jhis recreations with a high level of intensity and won several championships and national awards.

Service to his Lord and Savior was paramount to Cowherd.

He was delighted when asked to join three families to establish an Independent Christian Church in Washita.

He served as teacher, deacon, elder, lay Minister, Chairman of the Board and bass singer in the men’s quartet.

He opened his home and touched the lives of many Bible College student ministers who came to the new church.

In every community he lived, he served the Lord including interim preacher at Wetumka First Christian Church.

A shining witness, he was a current member and elder emeritus of the Seminole First Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Oscar Cowherd; mother, Lucinda Cowherd; two brothers, Earl Cowherd and Walter Cowherd and wife, Christine Cowherd.

He is survived by his wife, Florence Cowherd of the home; one brother, Murrel Cowherd and wife, Helen of Tulsa; two daughters, Mary Lou Mannschreck of Enid and Betty Cussen and husband, Jim of Broken Arrow; one son, Harold Cowherd of Dallas, Texas; 32 nieces and nephews and their families; grandchildren, Christy Thompson and husband Randy of Dallas, Texas, Kyle Cussen and wife, Misti of Broken Arrow, and Kimberly Cowherd of Dallas, Texas; step grandchildren, Leanne Moffitt of Oklahoma City, Paul Moffitt of Portland Ore., Wade Jarlsberg and wife, Cara of Norman, and Ande Jarlsberg of Norman; great grandchildren, Caraline Thompson of Dallas, Texas and Cassie Cussen of Broken Arrow; step great grandchildren, Jase and Porter Jarlsberg of Norman and Ewan Moffitt of Oklahoma City; and a host of friends.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Cussen, Randy Thompson, Mike Osburn, Kenneth Brinlee, Alton Brinlee, Leonard Bailey, Steve Harris and Jimmy Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Lennard, Fred Salazar, Joe Hall, James Eastep, Roy Osburn and members of the First Christian Church.

Memorial donations may be made to the Seminole First Christian Church of Seminole.

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Betty Craft

Graveside services for lifelong Seminole resident, Betty Carolyn Craft are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at the Little Cemetery with Rev. Fred Morrison officiating.

Interment will follow under the direction of Swearingen Fuenral Home of Seminole.

Craft died Sunday, May 9, 2004, at the age of 62 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born June 8, 1941, in Seminole to Jasper Emery Presley and Opal Annebelle (Hoover) Presley.

She married Johnny Craft on July 13, 1959, in Seminole.

Craft was a homemaker and mother of two daughters.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Rena Kay Craft in Sept. 1977.

She is survived by her husband, Johnny Craft of the home; one daughter, Christy Fuller of Okmulgee; one brother, James Presley of Edmondton, Wash. and one grandchild.

Bleek Cravens-Billie

Funeral services for Bleek Da’Shawn Cravens Billie, infant son of Chauncey Cravens and Danielle LaNae Billie are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Thomas Billie Sr. officiating.

Interment will follow at the Cosar family cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

The infant was born Jan. 2, 2004, at Seminole Medical Center and died the same day.

Survivors include his parents, Chauncey Cravens and Danielle Billie of Seminole; grandparents, Keith and Renee Billie also of Seminole and Dianne Hitchye; great grandparents, Patricia Morgal, Bobby George, Pauline Davis, Rosie and Donald Harjo and Thomas Billie Sr.

Vurlin E.

Crawford

Funeral services for Vurlin E. Crawford will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Church of Christ in Okemah with Dr. Roger Thompson officiating.

Interment will follow at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home of Okemah.

Crawford died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, after a long battle with cancer, at the age of 77 at his home in Okemah.

He was born April 11, 1926, in Anadarko to William Perry and Mamie Etta (Brady) Crawford.

He spent 20 years in the U.S. Army, retiring in 1964 as Sergeant First Class.

He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific theater medal with two Bronze Stars, Phillipine Liberation Ribbon with One Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and a Sharp Shooting Award.

During the Korean War he was a Master Parachutist with the 11th Airborne Division.

After retiring from the army with the 82nd Airborne, he moved his family to Cromwell.

He started working for the Texas/Oklahoma Express Trucking Company in Oklahoma City, where he worked for 21 years, retiring for the second time in 1986.

He married Bonnie Jean Chaffin in 1983 and they moved to Okemah where he enjoyed his retirement by going to auctions, small farming, tearing down old buildings and part time supervisor at Okemah Truck and Trailer.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Ron Crawford.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Jean (Liles) Crawford of Okemah; daughters, Darlen Easum of Merritt Island, Fla. and Marlen Creason of O’Fallon, Ill.; one step-son, Buddy Chaffin of Okemah; step-daughter, Laura Crump of Okemah; daughter-in-law, Robin Crawford of Okemah; grandchildren, Vurlin Crawford and wife, Tammie of Okemah, Vernon E. Crawford of Tulsa, Joseph R. Crawford of Norman, Stephanie A. Easum of Merritt Island, Fla., Kylene Creason of O’Fallon, Ill. and Chris Crump of Moore; great grandchildren, Ron Crawford II, Jonathan Crawford and Sean Crawford, all of Okemah and Quentin Crump of Moore; sisters, Gladys George of Bearden, Amber Ott of Okemah, Fay Cravens of San Antonio, Texas, Ruby Ryals of Plano, Texas, and Rose Earhardt of Oklahoma City; one brother, Sturlin Crawford of McCloud, along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Serving as pallbearer will be Tom Easum, Buddy Chaffin, Terry Crump, Walter Joe Klutts, Charles Tucker, Harold Leach and Eudell Marzett.

Tony Award Winning

Producer Dies at 69

James Robert Cresson left Seminole at the age of 16 to become a mail boy at Paramount Studios and became the youngest actor to appear at the Pasadena Playhouse at the time.

He went on to produce Tony Award winning Broadway productions.

He will return to Seminole to be buried at Maple Grove Cemetery, along with his mother and father, in a graveside memorial service set for 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2004.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will be officiating the services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Cresson died February 29, 2004, at the age of 69 in Savannah, Ga. after a battle with cancer.

He was born Nov. 25, 1934, in Seminole to Sherman Creson and Marie Creson.

Cresson was a student with perfect grades and attendance until he left home.

He took acting lessons while he worked for Paramount Studios.

He was an actor of stage and television and was a stage and movie producer and screenwriter.

He later moved to New York to appear in "No Time for Sergeants," "Fathers Day," "Flora the Red Menace," "Hot Spot," and "Take Me Along."

In film he played the part of George in "The Greenwich Village Story."

Cresson produced the Broadway productions of "The Norman Conquests,," "On the 20th Century" (which won five Tony Awards), and "Chicago," the stage musical original.

As a movie producer, Cresson was responsible for the films, "Myra Breckenridge," "The Boston Strangler," "The Oprime of Miss Jean Broadie," "Travels With My Aunt," "Mame," "The Shining," (although he would not allow his name to be credited) "The Boys From Brazil," and "The Abdication."

As a screenwirter, he wrote under the name of James Hicks and the following movies were derived from original screenplays.

Although he was disgusted with the final outcome of the productions, the incompetence and general lack of honor to story telling has never seen any of the films that he has written fully through.

The films that Cresson has written, that were made are "The Morning After," "Defenseless" and "Chattahoochee."

Cresson passed away in peace and as a born again Christian, and is in the house of the Lord forever.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his sister, Alice Vrba; brothers Charles Creson and Sherman Creson and lifelong partner of 26 years, Michael Markgraf of Savannah, Ga.

Donations may be made to the local hospice.

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LaJuana J. Cross

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident LaJuana J. Cross will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sat. at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Cross, 71, died on Sept. 2, 2004 at Norman Regional Hospital. She was born to Newt and Odessa (Watson) Meeks on April 14, 1933 in Seminole.

She married R.L. Cross on June 30, 1951. She was a homemaker and member of Seminole First Baptist church.

Her husband and one sister, Betty Hays, preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters, Mona and husband Floyd Griffin of Seminole, and Debbie and husband Mike McCoy of Tulsa; two brothers, Bill and wife Marge Meeks of Shawnee, and Jack and wife Margie Meeks of Seminole; sister Juanita Cornelison of Seminole; four grandchildren, Amy Langham, Chris McCoy, Steve Griffin, Brian Griffin; and three great grandchildren, Preston McCoy, Gavin Langham, Grayson Langham.

Messages of condolences may be sent online at www.Swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Edna Lee Dahl

Graveside services for Seminole County resident, Edna Lee Dahl of Maud were scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20 at Cummings Cemetery in Maud with Hospice Chaplin, Karen Smith officiating under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home..

Dahl died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at the age of 78 at her residence in Maud.

She was born Dec. 5, 1925, in Troy to Jess Cordell and Ollie Pearl (Clement) Cordell, the oldest, with five brothers younger.

She married L.J. Dahl on Aug. 29, 1947, in Oklahoma City.

She moved to Maud/Tecumseh area from Oklahoma City in 1986.

She was a homemaker, was initiated into the Rebekah Lodge of Del City #151 on Dec. 27, 1962 and was Noble Grand in their new hall in 1967.

She served as advisory officer of Theta Rho Girls for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, L.J. Dahl, of the home; one son, Richard Snyder of Midwest City; one daughter, Peggy Merriman of Moore; five brothers, Jess Cordell, Delbert Cordell and James Cordell, all of Oklahoma City, Earl Dean Cordell of Montgomery, Ala., Jerry Cordell of Sulphur; three grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

Casket bearers included Terry Merriman, Phillip Raines, Danny Lea, Chris Lane, Marcus Welch and Delbert Cordell.

Honorary bearers were Joe Merriman, Kevin Merriman Kyle Merriman and Dennis Cranford.

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Andrew Franklin Davis

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Andrew Franklin Davis are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Bird Creek Church. Revs. Houston Tiger, Kenneth Cooper and Jimpsey Harjo are set to officiate.

Wake services are set for tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Swearingen Funeral Chapel and 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bird Creek Church.

Davis will be interred at Burden Cemetery, east of Bowlegs.

Arrangements are being handled by Swearingen Funeral Home.

Davis died in an auto accident Sunday Dec. 5, 2004, east of Bowlegs, at the age of 63.

A lifelong Seminole County resident, Davis was born April 16, 1941, in Konawa to Harry Davis and Sarah Lillian (Pennokee) Joshua.

Davis was a widower.

He retired from the oilfield as a roughneck. A veteran of the Army, Davis was a paratrooper.

He attended Sand Creek and Bird Creek Churches.

Davis also coached little league softball for many years.

He was preceded in death by his biological father; his mother and father who raised him, Thomas and Minnie Burden; three brothers, Leroy and Bobby Joshua and Larry Burden; and his grandson Dakota Joshua, who died with him in the accident.

Davis is survived by his mother, Sarah Lillian Joshua of Tulsa; five brothers, Edmond Joshua Jr. of Wetumka, Martin Joshua of Oklahoma City, Randall Joshua of Tulsa, Travis Burden of Bartlesville, and George Joshua of Wewoka; 13 sisters, Mary Louise, Sue, Annie Lou, Mary Elizabeth and Jeretta Lavonne Joshua of Tulsa, Benita Jo Blackburn of Tulsa, Betty Procter of Depew, Salinda Davis of Tulsa, Sheila Wood of Konawa, Shelly Howell of Seminole, Thomasine Wildcat of Shawnee, Katherine Davis of Glennpool and Patricia Hill of Depew.

He is also survived by three daughters, Andrea and Audrey May Davis of Seminole and Michelle Burden of Wewoka; one son, Thomas Lee Gentry of Seminole; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Casket bearers are Oscar Bunner, Rex Hailey, Walter Factor, Marty Lena, Timmy Gentry, William Harrison and Jimmy D. Harjo.

Honorary Bearers are Bunny Carpitcher, Brad Stuteville, O’Daniel Simpson, Bill Hobia Jr., Buddy Wood, Bobby Tyson, Sam Tyson, Albert Tyson and Randall Joshua Jr.

Messages of condolences may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Donald Davis

Funeral services for Donald Davis, 74, are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, February 13 at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Davis died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at Holdenville General Hospital.

He had been a resident of Oakridge Home, in Wewoka, since March of 1986.

He was born on March 21, 1928, to J. S. Davis.

He is survived by his family at Oakridge Home.

Donald Davis

Graveside services for Seminole resident, Donald Dale Davis are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at the Little Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Davis died Sunday, June 20,2004, at the age of 71 at the Seminole Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 27, 1933, in Miami to Freda Jean "Jeanie" (Koler) Davis.

He served in the United States Air Force as Airman 2nd Class and was a member of the DAV Chapter 32 in Tulsa.

He was a parking attendant at BB’s in downtown Tulsa until he became disabled 20 years ago.

He moved to Seminole three years ago from Tulsa.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Freda Jean Davis on Jan. 8, 2003.

He is survived by two sons, Tony Giboney of Oklahoma City and Michael Giboney of Tulsa, and one daughter, Penny Berry of Checotah.

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Kathleen Davis

Funeral services for Guillia Kathleen "Pogue" Davis, relative of Seminole residents, are scheduled for 10 am. Thursday, June 3 at the East Main Church of Christ in Holdenville with Alan Eck and Rev. Euel Bowen officiating.

Interment will follow at the Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Davis died Sunday, May 30, 2004, at the age of 89 in Skiatook.

She was born Dec. 17, 1914, in the Witty Community near Holdenville to W.A. Pogue and Nellie (DeVaney) Pogue.

She lived over 71 years in the Witty Community, finishing grade school there and graduated from Holdenville High School.

She married Raymond R. Davis on Feb. 2, 1940 in Dallas, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond R. Davis on Nov. 10, 1963; father, mother, and sisters Opal Shipley in 1985 and Virginia House in 1995.

She is survived by her step daughter, Betty Jean Heckart of Aurora, Colo., nephew Bill Shipley and wife, Ann of Seminole, as well as other family and friends.

Joe Davis

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Joe Davis, are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, Feb 13, at Little River Baptist Church, Spaulding.

Revs. Robert Davis and Leon Postoak will officiate.

He will be moved to the Church, Thursday, Feb 12, at 5:30 p.m.

Wake Services will be 7:00 p.m. at the Church

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

Davis passed away Feb. 9, 2004, at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 61 years.

He was born Jan. 11, 1943, in Sasakwa, to Nora (Tiger) Davis and Abler Davis.

He lived most of his live in Seminole County and was baptized Sept. 12, 1954, at Spring Church by James Cully, where he was a member.

He attended Little River Baptist Church.

He was retired from the National Guard in Wewoka and employed at Hayes Axle from 1974 to 1997.

He left four daughters, Samantha Harjo, Cindy Simpkins and Kathy Downey, all of Seminole and Tabbi Winters of Wewoka; one son, Motelilo Sanchez Simpkins of the home; four grandchildren; four sisters, Jeanith Davis, Lana Bowlegs and Flora Factor, all of Wewoka, Wanda Dodson of Holdenville, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Reba Davis; father, Abler Davis; mother, Nora Davis; three brothers, Jesse Davis, Tom Davis and Willie Davis; one sister, Jeannie Davis.

Pallbearers will be George Postoak, Jimmy Joe Harjo, Jerry Harjo, Vernon Harjo, Eugene Harjo and Lloyd Harjo.

Honorary bearers will be Abler Davis II, Kenny Bowlegs, John Gentry, Wendell Reschke, Charles Davis, John Coon, Roy Allen and Ben Gravett.

The family would like to express a special thanks to the CHR Driver and the Nurses at the Dialysis Center.

John Wesley ‘Wheeler’ Davis

Funeral services for part time Seminole County resident John Wesley "Wheeler" Davis were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Rock Springs Indian Baptist Church near Sasakwa. Burial was scheduled to take place at the church cemetery.

Rev. Alvin Deer was scheduled to officiate.

A wake service was held 8 p.m. yesterday at Rock Springs Indian Baptist Church.

Swearingen Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Davis, who had been residing in Midwest City, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at University Hospital. He was 36.

Born Sept. 13, 1968, in Oklahoma City to Homer Lee Davis and Emily Mae (Samuels) Davis, he lived in Oklahoma City and Midwest City but spent his summers in Seminole County.

Davis was a self-employed drywall contractor.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Alejandro Davis; paternal grandparents, Quanita and George Davis; and maternal grandparents, Edna and Peter McClure.

Davis is survived by his parents, Emily and Homer Davis of Midwest City; companion, Pamela Kaye Jones of the home; two sons, Anthony Scott Davis and John Wesley Davis II both of Midwest City; daughter Kerri Renee Davis-Salazar of Oklahoma City; brother Steve Davis of Midwest City; two sisters, Kimberly Davis-Fortner of Midwest City and Sue Ann Davis of Oklahoma City; and mother of his children, Gina Jacob of Midwest City.

Condolences can be sent online at www.swearingen-funeralhome.com.

Phyllis Diana Davis

Funeral services for Maud resident Phyllis Diana Davis are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in St. Louis, Okla. Brother Glenn Peck will officiate.

Interment is set to follow in Cummings Cemetery in Maud. Arrangements are being handled by Knight-Searingen Funeral Home.

Davis died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, at Unity Healthy Center North in Shawnee. She was 55.

She was born in Alton, Ill. Nov. 12, 1949, to Orville Foutch and Mildred (Bateman) Foutch.

On Nov. 22, 1996, she married David Ray Davis in Eureka Springs, Ark.

Davis was a homemaker.

She attended First Baptist Church in St. Louis.

Davis was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Jean Schroder; and one brother, Wilber Foutch.

She is survived by her husband, David Ray Davis of the home; one son and daughter-in-law Larry and Casey Garren, Jr. of Maud; three daughters and one son-in-law, Dianna Lopez of Colorado Springs, Colo., Holly and Brendan Behana of Dallas, Texas, and Sally Davis of Talahasse, Fla.; and former son-in-law, Michael Lopez, Sr. of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Davis is also survived by three brothers, Donald and Richard Foutch of Centralia, Ill., and Billy Foutch of Fairview Heights, Ill.; four sisters, Pauline Paine of Hughey, Ill., Dorothy Gauass of Fallin, Ill., Betty Vaughn and Brenda Elliston of Centralia, Ill.; and five grandchildren, Kaley Garren, Jordy Garren, Robert Rodriguez, Michael Lopez, Jr., Malfa Lopez.

Quanita Davis

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Quanita Davis are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Rock Springs Baptist Church in Sasakwa, under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Rev. Houston Tiger is set to officiate, and burial will be at the Rock Springs Cemetery.

Davis died in a Lawton hospital Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at the age of 81.

She was born in Sasakwa on March 31, 1923, to John Morgan and Yannah Tebe.

She married George Davis and spent her life as a homemaker. Most recently, she was a resident of Anadarko.

Davis was a member of the Rock Springs Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Wake services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the Rock Springs Baptist Church.

Davis was preceded in death by her husband in 1988, and one brother, Edward Morgan.

She is survived by two sons, Homer Davis of Midwest City, and Glen Davis of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Wilma Dawes of Kansas City, Kan., and Christine Yeahpaw of Anadarko; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Glen Davis Jr., Homer Davis, Bob Fortner Sr., Bob Fortner Jr., John Davis and Steve Davis.

Ronald Davis

Memorial services for former Seminole County resident, Rev. Ronald Clare Davis will be held by Brownsville, Fla. Assembly of God Church and then final services are scheduled for 2 p.m. April 10 at Safford First Assembly of God Church located at 924 1st Avenue in Safford, Ariz.

He was a wonderful father, grandfather, pastor and friend who went to be with the Lord he loved and so faithfully served on March 29, 2004, at the age of 90 in Pensacola, Fla.

He was born in Buhl, Idaho on June 29, 1913, his lifetime of selfless serving and giving will be in hearts forever.

He was an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and pastored churches in Idaho, California, Arizona, as well as Washington, Okla.

He was married to Marie Hazelrigg for 53 years before her death in 1992.

Davis was also a prison Chaplain for the Federal Prison near Safford for many years.

He married Lydia McWhinney in Aug. 1992 and shared five and one-half years with her and her family in Santee, Calif, prior to her passing in 1998.

He is survived by his two daughters, Earlene (Bobby) Porter of Pensacola, Fla. and Verlene (Jerry) Anderson of Safford, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Brian, Kathleen and Karen Porter of Pensacola, Fla.; one foster son, Ervin Clayton of Wewoka; a foster grandson and wife, Kevin and Tammy Clayton of Seminole; and a great granddaughter, Stephani of Seminole as well as over 75 persons who were called into the lords and ordained to work as missionaries and ministers under his ministry.

He also served as Presbyter and had pastored the Assembly of God Church in Sasakwa for nine years.

Donations may be made to a ministry of choice.

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Rustin Davis

Funeral services for Rustin "Chanc" Davis, grandson of Seminole residents, were held at 2 p .m. Monday, May 17 at Olivet Baptist Church in Sand Springs with Rev. Scott Palmer officiating.

Interment followed at the Woodland Memorial Park under the direction of the Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service of Sand Springs..

He died Thursday, May 13, 2004, at the age of 18.

Davis was an honor roll student and captain of the Sandites Baseball Team.

He is survived by his parents, Sonny and Julie Davis and his sister, Casey Davis of Sand Springs, Grandparents, Marvin and Glenda Lay of Seminole and Roger and Ellen Davis of Sand Springs, as well as other family members and friends.

Pall bearers were Brandon Crain, John Green, Blake Henderson, Jake Raglin, Greg Winsworth, Jared Waler, Kyle Ayers and Jared Shelton.

Honorary Pall bearers were his classmates and friends.

Donations may be made to the Chanc Davis Memorial Fund at Local Oklahoma Bank, 3973 S. Hwy. 97, Sand Springs, 74063.

Jack Eugene Davis

Graveside services for longtime Wewoka resident Jack Eugene Davis will be at 10:30 a.m. on Mon. at Oakwood Cemetery. Officiating at the services will be Bro. Michael Vallandingham.

Davis, 76, died at his home on Aug. 19, 2004 and was born in Shawnee to Luther and Ila (Brown) Davis on July 19, 1928.

He attended school at Wewoka Schools. After high school he served in the Navy and fought in World War II.

Davis married Mary Louise Owens on Aug. 2, 1955 in Sallisaw. He was a self-employed carpenter and also worked for Wewoka Housing Authority until retirement in 1993.

His parents, son Wayne Garrison, brother Luther Davis, and three sisters Ina Mae Davis, Frieda Morris, and Eva Taylor preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of the home; son David Chance of Shawnee; daughters Marva Webb of Burns Flat and Lisa Findlay of Midwest City; sister Jewel Burris of Ada; sister-in-law Nellie Davis of Wewoka: six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Kelvin R. Dean

Services for former Wewoka resident Kelvin Roshell Dean will be held 1 p.m. on Monday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka with Elder Lloyd Thomas officiating.

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

Dean died Sept. 14, 2004 at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born on July 24, 2004 in Oklahoma City.

He attended elementary school and part of high school in Wewoka before moving to Midwest City. There he attended high school and graduated from Del City High School.

Dean was active in sports, and running track. He won the state record in 1983 for the 100-yard dash. Following graduation he attended Metro-Tech in Oklahoma City and pursued digital landscaping. He has done contract labor for seven years.

He is survived by his wife Michell Dean of Del City; parents, Jackie Leon Dean, Sr. and Audrey "Patricia" Jackson Dean of Del City; seven children; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Clayton Lee Dean

Funeral services for Clayton Lee Dean will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at Resthaven Funeral Chapel in Shawnee. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Dean died on Aug. 16, 2004 at his home. He was born on April 4, 1945 in Jacksonville, Fla. to Lewis Albert Dean, Sr. and Helen Virginia (Gillam) Dean.

He was an U.S. Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam. He loved mules and belonged to the Oklahoma Equestrian Trail Riders Association.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother.

He is survived by daughters, Vanessa Marshall of St. Paul, Minn., Anne White of Konawa, Carol Cook of Shawnee, Mary Howerton of Denver, Colo., Ariane Dean-Cabral of Murtaugh, Idaho.

Additional survivors include sister Karen Herndon of Lebanon, Kan.; brother Lewis Albert Dean II of Niotaze, Kan.; and 12 grandchildren.

Randy Deatherage

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Randy Deatherage, 41, of Wilburton are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Jones Funeral Chapel.

Interment is to follow services at Little Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home.

Deatherage died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004 at his home. He was born in Seminole on Oct. 25, 1963 to Dickie and Flora Deatherage.

His activities included fishing and hunting.

Preceding him in death is a brother, Ricky Deatherage and his grandparents Noel and Almira Deatherage of Seminole.

He is survived by his parents and sister, Vickie Deatherage all of Wilburton.

Buster Deer

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Buster Deer are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 6 at the Hitchitee Methodist Church of Seminole with Revs. Houston Tiger and Mike Harjo officiating.

Wake services will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 5 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Deer died Monday, May 3, 2004, at the age of 80 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 24, 1923, in Seminole to Robert Deer and Nicey.

He was a retired roustabout for Morris Tank Service in Seminole.

He was a member of the Hitchitee Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, four brothers and his wife, Pauline Deer in 1986.

Deer is survived by one son, Larry Deere of Seminole; one step-son, James Williams of Batesvilel, Ark.; four step-daughters, Christine Hinesley of Kelleyville, Nowatha Cope of Eufaula, Sue Marie Caldwell of Greenwood, S.C. and Loisetta Nix of Seminole; two grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren as well as other relatives.

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Michael Demings

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Michael Lawrence Demings of Wolf are scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 24 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Allen Wood officiating.

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

Demings died Friday, March 19, 2004, at the age of 55 at his home in Seminole (Wolf area).

He was born Dec. 5, 1948, in Wewoka to Kenneth Demings and Stella (Shirley) Riggs.

He married Bonnie Joy (Williams) Demings on Sept. 2, 1967 in Maud.

He had retired from the oilfield and attended Freewill Baptist Church in Wolf.

He was a longtime Seminole area resident and had also lived in Texas only briefly.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenenth E. Demings.

Demings is survived by his mother, Stella Riggs of Shawnee and step-father, Bill Riggs; his wife, Bonnie Demings of the home; three sons, Mickey Demings of Brandon, Fla., Rickey Demings and Michael Demings, both of Seminole; one daughter, Michelle Mullen of Seminole, one brother, Kenneth Demings of Bonham, Texas; and 12 grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Les Cogburn, Timmy Mullen, Ed House, Mike Mullen, Tim McKane and Jake Dorrough.

Honorary bearers are Star Veach, Carl Smith and Bobby Rackley.

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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.

Cameron DePasse

Graveside services for Cameron Nicole DePasse, infant daughter of local couple, are set for 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 16 at the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole.

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

She died Friday, April 9, 2004, at the age of only two days old at Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born April 7, 2004, at the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

She is survived by her parents, Trae Brendon DePasse and Lori Ann Davidson, both of Seminole; grandparents, Leanne Brooks and Gary Davidson and Cheryl and Charles DePasse, all of Seminole; as well as other relatives.

Louise (Garcia)Derfer

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Louise Derfer are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direciction of Stout Funeral Home. Rev. Bill Chesser will officiate.

Derfer died July 25, 2004 at Elmwood Nursing Home in Wewoka.

She was born Dec. 12, 1912 to Servio Garcia and Minnie (Medania) Garcia.

Derfer attended school in Colton and married Donald Derfer on April 20, 1950.

She was a housewife and mother. She attended the Corner Stone Tabernacle Church in Sasakwa.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; son, Manual McLelland; grandaughter, Mary Ann Defer; two grandsons, Patrick McLelland and George McLelland; three sisters and seven brothers.

Derfer is survived by three sons; George and Victor McLelland of Tulsa and Donald Derfer Jr. of Wewoka; daughter, Sherry Ponce of Rhode Island, NY; sister, Cecilia Vennia and brother, Fosto Garcia of Ca.

In addition, Derfer had 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Verna Dice

Verna Marie Dice passed away Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born July 30, 1930, to Lester and Mable (Logan) Smith. She was a longtime resident of Seminole.

She worked for over 25 years as a nurse at Pioneer Nursing Home and Seminole Municipal Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband of over 50 years, Raymond R. Dice.

She is survived by her daughter, Glenda Hackett, Oklahoma City; and her son and daughter-in-law, Ronney R. and Teresa Dice, of Seminole; and three grandchildren, Rhonda Dennis and her husband James, Jason and Scott Dice.

She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Lericke’ Frank, James Dennis Jr., Deante’, Arianna and Jamon Dennis.

Other survivors include one brother, Glen Smith of Seminole; and two sisters, Wanda Joyner of Perrington, Texas, and Donna Hayes, Houston, Texas.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at First Assembly of God Church. Rev. Doyle Long will officiate.

Verna will be deeply missed by her family and friends. We will not be the same without her bright spunky spirit and anticipate one day when we will be with her again.

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Mildred (Stiffler) Dilbeck

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Mildred Rose (Stiffler) Dilbeck are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the Assembly Of God Church in Holdenville. Rev Dale Jennings and Rev. James Johnson will be officiating.

Dilbeck died July 25, 2004, at Holdenville General Hospital, at the age of 79.

Dilbeck was born on Jan. 5, 1925 in Wewoka, to William and Charlotti Stiffler.

She was brought up in Wewoka were she attended Justice Schools.

She married Winfred Dilbeck in May of 1943 in Wewoka; they were married for 49 years before Winfred passed away in 1992.

They made their first home together in Holdenville, then lived in Texas and also in California, before returning in 1970 to settle permanently in Holdenville.

She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Holdenville.

Dilbeck was preceded in death by her husband, Winfred Dilbeck; her son, Ronald Dilbeck; her grandson, Jay Johnson; her two brothers, J.D. Stiffler and Cecil T. Stiffler; and her two sisters, Flora Breshears and Rachel Fagala.

She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte Johnson; and her son, Bobby Dilbeck; both of Holdenville; seven grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Junior Stringfellow, Matt Kurkendorf, Bobby Dilbeck Jr., Steve Massey, Ricky Stiffler, C.J. Stiffler, Delbert Ruthledge and James Roberts.

Zeola Dindy

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Zeola Mae Dindy of Wewoka are set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 7 at the Stout-Phillips Chapel in Wewoka with Rev. Parker and Minister George J. Bowens officiating.

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

Dindy died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at the age of 60 at her residence in Oklahoma City.

She was born in Wewoka, on April 23, 1943, to Dedrick and Eliza (Williams) Dindy, who both preceded her in death.

She was reared in Wewoka and attended Wewoka School.

She was baptized in Sasakwa at an early age.

She later joined the Oklahoma Christian family.

She worked as a nursing assistant for Evergreen Nursing Home over 15 years.

She was very active in her community she never failed to show love and kindness to everyone she met.

She knew no strangers young and old she helped those in need.

She prepared meals for convalescent, helped young women develop parenting skills.

She loved people and she loved life she lived her life of love in deed by the things she did to help others.

She is survived by her life companion, Jock Garcia of Oklahoma City; four children, Vennie L. Dindy, Tracy Dindy and Kathryn Bowen, all of Oklahoma City, Cherry Dindy of Atlanta, Ga.., three brothers Dedrick Dindy of Ada, David Dindy of Wewoka and Bernard Dindy of Tulsa; four sisters Ethel Garfield of Wewoka, Doris Hightower of Ada, Evelyn Hill of Longview, Texas and Bernice Dindy of Tulsa; nine grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

She is proceeded in death by her parents Dedrick and Eliza (Williams) Dindy and her stepmother, Maezola Dindy.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Ray Nichols, Melvin Gray Jr., Rodney Dindy, Reggie Garfield.

Honorary Pallbearers Vennie Dindy, and Tracy Dindy

Zeola Dindy

Funeral services former Seminole County resident, Zeola Mae Dindy are scheduled for 1p.m., Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at Stout-Phillips Chapel with Rev. Parker and Minister George J. Bowens officiating.

Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips funeral home.

Dindy died Saturday, April 3, 2004 at the age of 60 in Oklahoma City.

She was born in Sasakwa on April 23, 1943 to Dedrick and Eliza (Williams) Dindy.

She was reared in Wewoka and attended Wewoka Schools.

She was baptized in Sasakwa at an early age and later joined the Oklahoma Christian Family.

She worked as a nursing assistant for Evergreen Nursing Home over 15 years.

She was very active in her community she never failed to show love and kindness to everyone she met.

She knew no strangers young and old, and helped those in need.

She prepared meals for convalescent, and helped young women develop parenting skills.

She loved people and she loved life.

She lived her life of love in deed by the things she did to help others.

She was preceded in death by her parents Dedrick and Eliza (Williams) Dindy and her step-mother Maezola Dindy.

She is survived by her life companion; Jock Garcia of Oklahoma City, four children; Vennie L. Dindy, Kathryn Bowen, Tracy Dindy all of Oklahoma City, Cherry Dindy of Atlanta, Ga., and three brothers; Dedrick Dindy of Ada, David Dindy of Wewoka, Bernard Dindy of Tulsa, four sisters; Ethel Garfield of Wewoka, Doris Hightower of Ada, Evelyn Hill of Longview, Texas, Bernice Dindy of Tulsa, nine grand children, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Ray Nichols, Melvin Gray Jr., Rodney Dindy, and Reggie Garfield.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Vennie Dindy and Tracy Dindy.

Zeola Dindy

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Zeola Dindy of Wewoka are pending with the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Dindy died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at the age of 60 at her residence in Wewoka.

Cecil Arlie Dinwiddie

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Cecil Arlie Dinwiddie will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Jim Mitchell officiating.

Dinwiddie died Sept. 10, 2004 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home. He was born on Aug. 11, 1913 in Calvin to William Walter and Emma Susan (Holt) Dinwiddie.

He married Lillie "Dean" Saxon on Nov. 2, 1944 in Sebastian County, Ark. She preceded him in death on March 25, 1996. He lived in Seminole for 57 years after moving here from Calvin.

Dinwiddie worked as a pumper and roustabout in the oilfield, and retired in 1961 due to disability as the result of a work related auto accident.

Preceding him in death are his parents and wife.

Surviving him are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Walter "Butch" Dinwiddie and wife Paula of Indianola, Keith Dinwiddie and wife Dianne of Noble, and Carl Dinwiddie of Seminole; two daughters and a son-in-law, Gloria Troglin and her husband Harris of Bowlegs, and Wanda Guy of Margate, Fla.

Additional survivors include: grandchildren, Donna Quinalty, Nikki Hester, Lisa Vaughn, Eli Troglin, Rhonda Wallace, Travis Dinwiddie, Keith Dinwiddie Jr., Cheryl Chism, Sendie Rhymer, Sharla Mangan, Cassi Dinwiddie, Andria Dinwiddie, Walter "Bubba" Dinwiddie, Dakota Dinwiddie, and Emma Dinwiddie; 18 great-grandchildren; and special friend Donna Douthit of Seminole.

Interment will be 2 p.m. at Hilltop Cemetery in Calvin with pallbearers Travis Dinwiddie, Eli Troglin, Walter "Bubba" Dinwiddie II, Keith Dinwiddie Jr., Landal Wallace, and Stan Quinalty.

Online condolences may be sent to www.swearingenfuneralhomes.com.

Eugene Dixon

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Eugene "Gene" Douglas Dixon of Cromwell are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, May 14 at the Seminole Church of Christ with Chris Stinnett officiating.

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

Dixon died Monday, May 10, 2004, at the age of 74 at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

He was born Feb. 27, 1930, in Lorenzo, Texas to Greenleaf Dixon and Ila Lee (Jones).

He married Juanita R. (Seward) on Jan. 9, 1954 in Oklahoma City.

He lived in Oklahoma City for 25 years and later moved from Anadarko to Cromwell in 1975.

He was a self-employed accountant and retired in 2003.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War.

He was a member of the Seminole Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by one son, Charles on April 24, 1976; two sisters, Janie Lee McMillen in 1980 and Louise Lambert in 1997.

He is survived by one son, Goerge Dixon of Bartlesville; two daughters, Curta Jean "Jeannie" Mead of Moore and Loreta Byrd of Cromwell; one brother, Lloyd C. Dixon of Wichita, Kan.; one sister, Mae Dell Willhoit of Wichita Falls, Texas; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Casketbearers will be Vernon Mead, Robert Byrd, James Dixon, Sean Mead, Charles Byrd and Jim Sipes.

Honorary bearers will be Curtis Dixon, Wendell Fuller, Tom Dixon and Wesley McGee.

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Michael Dodd

Graveside services will be held for former Seminole County resident, Michael Wayne Dodd will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 6 at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Services are under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Pallbearers are Earl Ray Madden, Barry Don Madden, Johnny Freeman and Mike McMahan.

Dodd died Monday, May 3, 2004, at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 45 years old.

He was born on Sept. 2, 1958, in Oklahoma City, the son of Dwayne and Norma (Ramsey) Dodd.

He was reared and attended schools in the Holdenville area.

He married Loretta Dotson in Wewoka on July 28, 1994.

Since their marriage, the couple has lived in the Holdenville/Wewoka area.

He worked in the oilfield for many years.

He was happiest spending time with his family, and loved playing guitar.

He is survived by his wife, Loretta, of the home; six children: Clay Dodd of Spaulding, Jeffery Dodd, Megan McMahan, Billy McMahan, Amy McMahan, all of the home, and Danny Gordon of Spaulding; his parents, Dwayne and Norma Dodd of Shawnee; his maternal grandfather, Ralph Ramsey of Eufaula; two brothers: Mark Dodd of Shawnee and Chris Dodd of Oklahoma City; and other relatives and many friends.

Patsie J. Doherty

Funeral services for Maud native Patsie J. Doherty are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Cooper Funeral Chapel in Tecumseh.

Hospice Chaplain Glen Pence will officiate the services.

Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Doherty died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004 in Macomb, where she lived for the past 27 years.

She was born on Oct. 6, 1931, in Maud, to Frank Jackson Birdsell Sr. and Effie Mae (Burns) Birdsell.

Doherty was raised in the Maud area and attended Maud schools.

She married Melvin Doherty in March 1976, and was a homemaker. Her husband preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 2003.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Juanita Fleming; and two brothers, Avis Birdsell and James Ray Birdsell.

Doherty is survived by her daughter, Debbie Blain, Seminole; a son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Linda Blain of Enid; her sister, Anna Pelton, Shawnee; her brother, Frank Birdsell Jr., Shawnee; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Peggy Joyce Dollarhide

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Peggy Joyce Dollarhide were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Highland Cemetery, Pawnee. Rev. Tom Scott was scheduled to officiate, under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Dollarhide died Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, in Morrison. She was 65.

She was born May 5, 1939, in Bonham Texas to Geroge Mason and Opal Lemons Mason.

Dollarhide married James Dollarhide on Oct. 23, 1968, in Shawnee. They moved to Mulhall from Seminole and to Morrison in the late 1960s.

Her daughter Melinda Knott preceded Dollarhide in death on Oct. 28, 1968.

She is survived by her husband Jim of Morrison; six children, LeRoy Knott of Arcadia, Kan., Mike Knott, Danny Knott and Tony Knott all of Morrison, Lisa Moore and Eddie Dollarhide both of Stillwater; four sisters, Melba Gibbs of Mesquite, Texas, June Hume of Sulphur, Margaret Scott and Linda Barnes of Seminole; and two brothers, Wayne Mason of Tecumseh and Terry Mason of Seminole.

Kay Donaldson

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Kay Donaldson are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Church of Christ in Little with Rusty Dawson officiating.

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

Donaldson died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at the age of 54 at Seminole Medical Center in Seminole.

She was born Aug. 14, 1949, in Seminole to Lloyd J. Lemmings and Mary (Drewery) Smith.

She was married to Carr Paul Donaldson on Aug. 11, 1971, in Seminole, who was a newspaper carrier for The Producer for 20 years.

She worked at Wrangler for 17 years and was a member of the Church of Christ at Little.

She was preceded in death by her husband Carr Paul, on May 31, 2001, and both sets of grandparents.

She is survived by her parents, Lloyd J. Lemmings of Oklahoma City and Mary (Drewery) Smith of Seminole; and one son, Jason Donaldson of Oklahoma City.

Donations may be made to the Little Church of Christ.

Donaldson

Oscar Allan Dorsett

Funeral services for Seminole resident Oscar Allan Dorsett are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dennis Yeubanks officiating.

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

Dorsett, 79, died Nov. 6, 2004 at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas. He was born in Tulsa July 11, 1925 to Melvin and Mary Lafern (Reber) Dorsett.

He married Acelene Dorsett who preceded him in death on Oct. 12, 1982. He married Avis (Thrasher) Dorsett in 1986.

Dorsett moved to Seminole County at the age of two. He retired from the oilfields and worked for Mud and Chemical Company and Earl’s Tire Shop.

He was a veteran of the United States Army serving as private first class during World War II. Dorsett was a member of Highway Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was also a member of the American Legion.

His parents preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife Avis of the home; two daughters, Susan Beck and Melissa Durkee, both of Bedford, Texas; two step-children, Vicky Haley of Shawnee and Don Thrasher of Watauga, Texas; brother Bud Dorsett of Seminole; two sisters, Carmeletta Hage of Mt. Vernon, Va. and Ivern Haigwood of Vallejo, Calif.; three grandchildren; step-grandchildren; and step great-grandchildren.

Messages of condolences may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Cathryn Doudican

Funeral services for former Seminole resident and teacher, Cathryn Faye Schellstede Doudican, Gulfport, Miss. are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 8 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Gulfport, Miss. where friends may visit an hour before the service.

Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, Gulfport, Miss. is in charge of arrangements.

Doudican was born August 6, 1935, in Oklahoma City to Emil and Agnes Schellstede.

She died May 1, 2004, after a battle with cancer.

She lived around the US during World War II, including Hollywood, Fl. and Pass Christian, Miss.

She graduated from Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, attended Tulsa University and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Education.

She also did graduate work at East Central University in Ada.

She was a member of Chi Omega sorority, P.E.O., and Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Doudican taught English to many high school and junior high school students over 30 years in the Oklahoma schools.

Many of those years were in Seminole, where she raised a family for 19 years.

She also taught classes at the local libraries and community colleges on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.

She was preceded in death by her parents Emil and Agnes Schellstede.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, John Anthony "Tony" Doudican of Pass Christian, Miss.; her brother William Schellstede of Alexandria, Va.; two children John Anthony "Jay" Doudican III of Edmond and Amy Cathryn Brock of Houston, Texas; and three grandchildren.

Donation may be made to Memorial Hospice, P.O. Box 1810, Gulfport, Miss., 39502.

Doudican

Avis Downing

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Avis Genieve Downing are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday Jan. 3 at Fairview Baptist Church in Shawnee with Rev. Wayne Taylor officiating.

Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Clark Funeral Home of Tishomingo.

Downing died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at the age of 90 in Tishomingo.

She was born Dec. 9, 1913, in Keokuk Falls, the oldest of seven children born to Walter and Lena Mae Smith Brant.

Her father and family, members of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, moved to his land allotment east of Shawnee when whe was one-year-old and the family grew cotton for a living.

She attended Canadian School as a child and graduated from Shawnee High School at age 16.

She attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman, where she received her teaching certificate at the age of 18.

Downing taught at Canadian School, as well as Garden Grove.

She married Leon C. Downing in Seminole on June 15, 1933.

She was a homemaker and was involved in the parent teacher association and was a Blue Bird leader.

Downing was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, east of Shawnee, and the First Baptist Church in Ringling where the family moved in 1960.

She taught vacation Bible school and was a Sunday school teacher for her ladies class for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon, in 1989; her son, Michael in 2003; Her parents; one brother, W. Ralph (J.R.) Brant and one sister, Billie Robinson.

She is survived by five children, Timothy Downing of Edgar, Mont., Deborah Jester of Russett, Damon Downing of Denton, Texas, Genilee Taylor of Maud and Brian Downing of Shawnee; sisters Vestana Neely of Shawnee, Naomi Ward of Houston, Texas, Walterene Scarborough of Arlington, Va. and Juanelle Beauford of Shawnee; 15 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Eileen Duff

Graveside services for Eileen Duff, 88, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Fairlawn Cemetery with Bob Vaught officiating. The services will be under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Cushing.

Duff, a longtime Cushing resident died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004 in Shawnee. She was born Sept. 7, 1916 in Guthrie to Nelson and Myrtle Hathaway Jackson.

She married Ermal Duff June 5, 1937 in Stillwater. She was a longtime Cushing resident and graduate of Cushing High School.

Jackson was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church and had enjoyed music all of her life.

Her parents; husband; daughter Denise and one brother, Lynn Jackson preceded her in death.

Survivors include son, Terry Duff and his wife Susan of Shawnee; daughter, Leanne Marlin of Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren, including Destry Duff and his wife Tara, Kelly Harbolt and Joseph Victory and his wife Kristy; seven great-grandchildren; and other relatives including a brother-in-law, Don Duff and his wife Marilyn and a nephew Mike Duff and his wife Brooke.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in her memory and forms may be picked up in the office at the funeral home.

Condolences may be emailed to the Duff family at DavisFHCushing@sbcglobal.net.

Bessie Earles

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident, Bessie Hazel Earles are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 22 at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Earles died Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at the age of 88 at her home in Seminole.

She was born July 19, 1915, in Sallisaw to Homer C. Hammond and Addie (Sloan) Hammond.

She married James W. Earles who preceded her in death in 1993.

She was a retired waitress and cook and a longtime Seminole resident.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother, R.C. Hammond.

She is survived by one daughter, Shirley Logan of Drumright; three grandchildren, Debra Robison of Cushing, Robin Walls of Drumright and Brian Spurrier of Baton Rouge, La.; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Honorary casket bearers will be Brian Spurrier, Jason Robison, Justin Cross and Alvin Andrews.

Earles

Jannie Bell Earnest

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident Jannie Bell Earnest are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wesley Martin officiating.

Interment is to follow the service in Pauls Valley under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Earnest, 85, died Jan. 3 in Oklahoma City. She was born July 28, 1918 in Pauls Valley to Frank and Evie White.

She was a 60 year resident of Sasakwa.

Her survivors include two sons, Furman Earnest of Moore and Warren Earnest of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Thelma and Esta Lee; a brother, Hershel; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Elva Opal Easter

Funeral services for Seminole resident Elva Opal (Byrd) Easter, 79, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Don Pruitt and C.A. Smith officiating.

Easter died Sept. 28, 2004 at her home and was born July 10, 1925 in Graham to Gilbert Dow and Ethel (Knutson) Byrd.

She married E.B. "Luke" Easter on June 24, 1949 in Wichita Falls, Texas and was a homemaker.

Easter was a Seminole resident off and on for 24 years and worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone for a few years. She was a member of Good Hope Road Church of Christ.

Her parents and two brothers preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband; son Jimmy Easter of Mannford; daughters Dianne Pruitt of Kabool, Mo., and Suzanne Hardin of Seminole; brother D.J. Byrd of Sulphur; three sisters Iba Jo Smith of Andrews, Texas, Barbara DeGeough of Clovis, Calif., and Mona Sue Elliott of Bakersfield, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.

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

Her casket bearers will be her grandsons, Justin Easter, Jeff Easter, Greg Pruitt, Rusty Hardin, Jason Smith, Dale Smith and Randall Smith.

Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Ellen Eberle

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Ellen Olena (Brewer) Eberle, of Konawa are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, May 7 at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Frank Brewer and Alberta Lerma officiating.

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

Eberle died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at the age of 78 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada.

She was born Sept. 13, 1925, in Konawa to William Homer Brewer and Ocie Ellen (Moore) Brewer.

She married Abe Eberle in 1956 in Arkansas.

Eberle was a cook at the Vamoosa Schools for over 12 years and having cooked for over 200 kids, she was known for her wonderful hot rolls and meatloaf.

She was known as a second mother to her siblings and she never missed a ball game.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She moved back to Konawa from California 29 years ago.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; husband, Abe Eberle on July 2, 1979; one sister, Laura Marie Downey; and two brothers; W.H. Brewer and Ben Brewer.

She is survived by her foster son Albert Lerma and wife, Linda of Santa Ana, Calif.; two brothers, R. C. Brewer of Sasakwa and Frank Brewer and wife, Gwen of Maud; three sisters, Lorene Cole of Shawnee, Dorothy Mullins of Ada and Mary Mosley of Fresno, Calif.; and three foster grandchildren, Vanessa, Amanda and Sarah Lerma of Santa Ana, Calif.

Casket bearers will be Jimmy Foran, David Brewer, Mark Brewer, Kenny Brewer, Ronald Mullins, Steve Mullins, Rex Downy, Homer Downy, Bruce Brewer, Doug Brewer, Mike Moseley, Randall Brewer, Ruben Brewer and Roger Brewer.

Eberle

Ellen Eberle

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Ellen Olena (Brewer) Eberle, of Konawa are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, May 7 at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Frank Brewer and Alberta Lerma officiating.

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

Eberle died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at the age of 78 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada.

She was born Sept. 13, 1925, in Konawa to William Homer Brewer and Ocie Ellen (Moore) Brewer.

She married Abe Eberle in 1956 in Arkansas.

Eberle was a cook at the Vamoosa Schools for over 12 years and having cooked for over 200 kids, she was known for her wonderful hot rolls and meatloaf.

She was known as a second mother to her siblings and she never missed a ball game.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She moved back to Konawa from California 29 years ago.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; husband, Abe Eberle on July 2, 1979; one sister, Laura Marie Downey; and two brothers; W.H. Brewer and Ben Brewer.

She is survived by her foster son Albert Lerma and wife, Linda of Santa Ana, Calif.; two brothers, R. C. Brewer of Sasakwa and Frank Brewer and wife, Gwen of Maud; three sisters, Lorene Cole of Shawnee, Dorothy Mullins of Ada and Mary Mosley of Fresno, Calif.; and three foster grandchildren, Vanessa, Amanda and Sarah Lerma of Santa Ana, Calif.

Casket bearers will be Jimmy Foran, David Brewer, Mark Brewer, Kenny Brewer, Ronald Mullins, Steve Mullins, Rex Downy, Homer Downy, Bruce Brewer, Doug Brewer, Mike Moseley, Randall Brewer, Ruben Brewer and Roger Brewer.

Eberle

Larry Allen

Edmonson Sr.

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident, Larry Allen Edmonson Sr. are tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. and visitation from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 17 in Murray, Ky.

Services are under the direction of Churchill Funeral Home of Murray, Ky.

Edmondson died April 15, 2004.

He was born March 1, 1945, to Herbert and Alpha Edmondson.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Garry Edmondson and Ernest Edmondson and his mother, Alpha Edmondson.

He is survived by his father, Herbert Edmondson, one daughter, Carol Lloyd and Kevin of Seminole; three sons, Wayne Edmondson and Angie of Seminole, Larry Edmondson Jr. and Julie of Virginia; Tony Edmondson and Annette of Tecumseh; two brothers, Sam Edmondson of Murray Ky. and Danny Edmondson of Benton, Ky.; two sisters, Martha Hale of Murray, Ky. and Joan Shelley of Indiana; and nine grandchildren.

Jeffrey Ellig

Private services for former Seminole resident, Jeffrey Mannng Ellig will be held at a later date under the direction of Walker Funeral Service of Shawnee.

Ellig died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at the age of 56 at his mother’s home in Tecumseh.

He was born May 14, 1947, in Henryetta to Oscar Manning and Catherine Lahoma (Harrelson) Ellig.

He attended Seminole Public Schools.

His grandparents and his father, Manning Ellig, preceded him in death.

He is survived by one son, Jason Manning Ellig of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; his mother, Catherine Lahoma Ellig of Tecumseh; and two sisters, Becky Culver of Henryetta and Cathy Satawake of Earlsboro.

Essie Emery

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Essie Mae Emery of Konawa are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 5 at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Ed George officiating.

Interment will follow at the Grayson Cemetery in Konawa under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Emery died Monday, May 31, 2004, at the age of 80 in her home in Konawa.

She was born Feb. 11, 1924, in Boswell to Paul Whitehead and Clara Alfred.

She married Lincoln Emery on Nov. 26, 1996, in Stonewall.

Emery was a Baptist and a member of the Mount Zion Christian Church.

She lived in the Konawa for the past 50 years and had retired from the Konawa City Hall where she worked as a secretary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lincoln Emery on May 26, 2000, and one daughter, Geraldine Osborne.

She is survived by her mother, Clara Alfred of Konawa; three daughters, B.J. Potts of Konawa, Bertha Dirk of Bethany and Lynn Confield of Oklahoma City; one brother, Eugene "Lucky" White of Oklahoma City; 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Dennis L. English

Funeral services for Dennis L. English will be 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Stroud with Harvey Wilson officiating. Interment will be in the Stroud Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Stroud.

Dennis L. English died Sept. 17, 2004. He was born in Stroud on Dec. 5, 1918 to Charley Robert and Alva Mae Buchan English.

English grew up in the Stroud area, attended school there and later went to Oklahoma State University. He helped form the first Chapter of Future Farmers of America in Oklahoma and was their first State President.

He served as a Sergeant in the Eighth Air Force during World War II in an aviation tower in England. English married Juanita Sullivan on Jan. 6, 1946 and they had three children.

English raised cattle and worked in the electrical trade until 1970 when he became the building superintendent at Central Vo Tech in Drumright and later taught electrical trade at the facility.

The family moved to Drumright in 1972. He retired in 1983 and continued to live in Drumright until December of 2000, when the couple moved to Maud. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Juanita of the home; one brother, Darrell English and wife Lana of Stroud; one son, Larry English and wife Kathy of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Jane Schmit and husband Jim of Maud, and Shirley Schoonmaker and husband Kenny of Rogers, Ark.

Additional survivors include seven grandchildren, Michelle Callis and husband Scott of Dallas, Texas, Todd English and wife Billie of Sapulpa, Stephanie VanMeter and husband Erik of Dublin, Ohio, Darrell Newcomb and fiancée, Tamara Wilburn of Stillwater, David English and wife Amanda of Owasso, Stephen Remington and wife Courtney of Cushing, Christi Swan and husband Nathan of Lampe, Mo.; and seven great-grandchildren, Kannon, Kutter, and Kaleigh Callis, Alex English, Kate VanMeter, Scan and Matthew English; two nephews, Charles and wife Missy of Bristow, and Derrick English of Stroud; and numerous other relatives and friends.

A guest book is available to share memories on-line at www.ParksBrothers.net.

Billy Epperly

Funeral services for Billy John "B.J." Epperly, former Seminole County resident are scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 17, at the Palms Funeral Home in Angleton, Texas, with Rev. Gary Lanier officiating.

Visitation with the family will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m.

Interment will follow at Angleton Cemetery under the direction of Palms Funeral Home.

Epperly died March 13, 2004, at the age of 72 in Houston, Texas.

He was born December 19, 1931, in Sasakwa to Albert and Goldie Epperly.

He spent most of his childhood time in Wewoka.

He attended Oklahoma State University, where he played two years of football.

He then went to work for Phillips Petroleum Company where he worked for 41 years.

After retirement B.J. enjoyed traveling in his motor home throughout the United States with his wife.

He enjoyed fishing, camping and watching all kinds of sports.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Albert and Goldie, his brothers; Son, Rass, Jay, George, and Jackie; one sister; Ruth Reed.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years; Loretta Epperly; children, Lawrence Gene Epperly Sr, Lisa Gregg, Stephen John Eppperly, and Lawrence Gene Epperly Jr. all of Angleton, Texas, and Ruth Ashley of Lake Jackson, Texas; two sisters; Opal Epperly and Lois King both of Wewoka; one brother; Joe Epperly of Oklahoma City; two grandchildren; one great grandson; and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Bill Parker, Gerald Propst, Roy Sawyer, Layton Davenport, Jim Cooley and Larry Smith.

Honorary pallbearers are Gaylon Ludwig and Bill Kirkham.

Memorial Set for Last
Member of Douglass’
Graduating Class of ‘28

The last surviving member of the Douglass High School Class of 1928 has died in Frankfort, Ky.

Helen Cousins Exum died Nov. 29, 2003, at her home in Frankfort.

A memorial service is planned this weekend during the Douglass High School Alumni Reunion and business meeting, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wewoka Civic Center.

All alumni who have died in the past year will also be honored.

Douglass was Wewoka’s first high school for African-American students.

Exum was a senior the year the school opened and was a member of the first graduating class.

She had been born in Lima, to Rev. Henry and Mame Howell Cousins.

Her early years were spent in Wewoka and Lima, where she attended public school.

She attended college at Talladega. She accepted her first teaching position at Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Fla.

There she met and married her husband, William Henry Exum; both her husband and son, Henry, preceded her in death.

Exum completed a master’s degree in language at the University of Michigan and spent her life "moving around" with her husband as her pursued a career as a coach, athletic director and member of many national and international committees.

Exum found herself back in Wewoka during World War II, while her husband served in the military.

When he returned, they lived at Jefferson City, Mo., where he coached at Lincoln University, then went to Kentucky State in 1950.

She began teaching language classes at that time and accompanied her husband on vacations and Olympic trips.

She studied for a summer in France and brought the joy of speaking French to her students.

She was an active member of Beta Upsilon Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and was recognized as a "Diamond Soror" for her 75 years of service.

She was also a charter member of the College Park Church, the Believers Club, a stewardess and faithful member of the History Committee.

She was a member of the Third Thursday Quintet.

Survivors include her grandson, Zachary Exum of Sunderland, Mass.; the daughter-in-law she considered a daughter, Patricia Crutchfield, Southwich, Mass., and many other friends.

"The Douglass High School Alumni Association of Wewoka mourns the passing of the last member of the first graduating class," said Wayne L. Chandler Sr., who was a freshman that first year Douglass opened.

Chandler recalled how Wewoka’s first African American school came to be.

Prior to Douglass’ opening, the only black high school in Seminole County was in Lima.

William Frazier had been principal of Douglass Junior High in Wewoka; when he resigned, D.W. Lee was hired and began a movement to get a high school open.

He and a number of leaders met with the school board and they agreed that if they could get most of the eighth grade graduates to remain.

When most of the eighth graders agreed to stay, Douglass High School was established.

"The education leaders in Wewoka had planned to make Douglass High School the largest consolidated school in Oklahoma," Chandler remembered.

"Just about this time, C.R. Johns came to Seminole and wanted to have a high school there."

When Lima school was closed and students began attending in Wewoka.

Chandler said he called Exum in mid 2003 to ask her to come to the 2004 alumni reunion.

"She told me of the many problems she would encounter if she came and I assured her that the problems would be eliminated in Wewoka," Chandler said.

"We ended the conversation with my thinking that more than likely the last living graduate of the first graduating class of 1928 would be with us."

Exum

Erma Jean Fair

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Erma Jean Fair are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 at St. Joseph Baptist Church in Wewoka. with Rev. Larue Drinkwater, Redeemed Missionary Baptist Church.

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

Fair died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at the age of 79 at her home in Wewoka.

She was born April 25, 1936, in Wewoka.

She was the fifth child born to A.J. and Callie Drinkwater

She lived in Wewoka all of her life, attended Douglas Grade School and graduated from Douglas High School.

She also attended nursing school in Ada where she received an associate’s degree.

She was employed at Boley Care Center for 15 years, Wetumka Nursing Home for five years and retired from Oakridge Nursing Home after 1 ½ years, when her health began to fail.

She joined St. Joseph Baptist Church in 1947, under the leadership of Rev. Dangerfield and was a member of the choir.

Her parents, A.J. and Callie Drinkwater; one brother, Billy; and one sister, Betty, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughters, Shari Drinkwater of Wewoka and Connie Murray of Oklahoma City; one brother, Rev. Larue Drinkwater of Oklahoma City; one sister, Marion Ford of Wagoner; three grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Zelpha Priscilla Fair

Memorial services for longtime Seminole resident are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Swearingen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gary Wilburn officiating.

Fair died Tuesday July 13, at Seminole Estates Nursing Home after 92 years of life.

She was born in April 1912, in Seminole to William and Willie (Gates) Reed.

Fair married Clarence William Best on in 1927, he preceded her in death in April of 1961. She remarried Authur Fair in 1975 who also preceded her in death in January of 1975.

She was a member if the First United Methodist Church in Seminole and served as secretary of the children’s Sunday School department, and was a member of the church chorus.

She was a Pink Lady at the Seminole Hospital and was employed with the Department of Health and Human Services as a social worker until her retirement after 14 years.

Fair was also preceded in death by her son Clarence "Bill" Best.

She is survived by her daughter, Joanne Englet of Houston Texas; her sisters, Jewel Kirk of Ada, Nelda Lanquement of Midwest City, five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers include Daniel Morse, David Morse, Candace Weaver and Jarrod Weaver.

Velma Fallis

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Velma Lucille (Robertson) Fallis of Konawa are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Hugh Willoby officiating.

Interment will follow at the Konawa City Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

Fallis died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, at the age of 92 at Ballard Nursing Center in Ada.

She was born May 19, 1911, in Sulphur Rock, Ark. to Ben Robertson and Cora (Hines) Robertson.

She married James Butler Fallis on Nov. 28, 1928, in Charlotte, Ark.

She was a Seminole County resident since 1937.

She was a homemaker and a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Konawa.

She was also a member of the UMW, the Willing Workers Sunday school class, as well as a 50 year member of the Extension Homemakers Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Fallis on Feb. 13, 1971; one son, William Paul Fallis on June 20, 1996; and one sister, Alma Clark in Jan. 2003.

She is survived by three sons, J.B. Fallis Jr. of Wichita, Kan., Robert Fallas of Konawa and Harold Fallis of Murietta, Calif.; two daughters, Marguerite Dye of Konawa and Martha Belle Barrett of Ada; one brother, James H. Robertson of Palm Harbor, Fla; one sister, Mae Clifft of Mountain Home, Ark.; 17 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren.

Serving as Casket Bearers will be Billy Fallis, Fred Fallis, Drew Fallis, Bryan Dye, Eric Dye and Damon Dye.

Honorary casket bearers are J.B. Fallis III, Robert Fallis Jr., Phillip Fallis and Scott Fallis.

Curtis Max Faulkenberry

Funeral services for former Bowlegs resident Curtis Max Faulkenberry were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte, Neb.

Interment was at Ft. McPherson national cemetery near Maxwell, Neb. with full military honors.

Faulkenberry, 63, of North Platte, Neb., died Nov. 26, 2004. He was born on May 20, 1941 in Bowlegs.

He lived in Bowlegs until the age of 15 at which time he moved to Edmond. Faulkenberry worked in the oil fields until October 1960 when he then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.

Faulkenberry served in the Marine Corps for thirteen years, which included two tours of duty in Vietnam. After a medical discharge from the Marines in October 1973 he moved to North Platte.

In August 1967 he married Ann Wheeler in Houston, Texas. Following his active duty he worked as a manager at Skelly Service Station and Restaurant in Maxwell and then North Platte. He then worked for Armadillo Express for 10 years.

His hobbies include hunting and fishing. His parents and a brother precede him in death.

Survivors include a son, Donald Earl "Butch" Faulkenberry of Grand Forks, N.D.; a daughter, Jenny Denson of Broken Bow; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the North Platte Shriners, Broken Bow Hospice Program or to the Custer Care Center.

Marie Feese

Funeral services for Flossie Marie Feese were held at 2 p.m. March 6 in the Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel under the direction of Moore’s Memory Chapel of Tulsa.

She died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at the age of 90 in Seminole.

She was born Dec. 14, 1913, in Boulder, Ill. to Chezem and Mattie (Dill) Chezem.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, John Feese.

She is survived by one son, Don Dean Sr.; one sister, Murle Swedberg; four grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Marie Feese

Seminole resident Marie Feese, 90, died early today at her home in Seminole Estates.

She moved to Seminole in 1999.

Family members said funeral services are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Chapel in Tulsa.

Rev. Gary Pollard and Rev. Leroy Sewell will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park under the direction of Moore’s Funeral Home, Tulsa.

Strother Graduate

Dies in Accident

A Strother graduate died Thursday in Paden, in an electrical accident while working for Canadian Valley Electric.

Brett Alan Fesler Sr. was a construction crew chief for Canadian Valley Electric, where he had been employed for 26 years.

Services for Fesler were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 22 at the Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with Rev. Keith Howard officiating.

Interment will follow at the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole, under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

Fesler departed this life on Thursday, May 20, 2004, at the age of 45.

He was born Aug. 14, 1958, in Oklahoma City to William Paul and JoAnn (McCoin) Fesler, of Seminole.

He was married to Joy Kroos, and together they had three children.

He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping, and shared his love of nature with his friends and children.

He is survived by his parents, William and JoAnn Fesler of Seminole; two sons, Lucas Henry Fesler and Brett Alan Fesler Jr., both of Prague; one daughter, Jamie Ann Fesler of Prague; and two brothers, Bill and Glenda Fesler of Mustang and John Fesler of Denison, Texas.

A guest book is available for sharing at www.ParksBrothers.net.

Bertia Fitzgerald

Graveside services for former Seminole resident, Bertia Lee Fitzgerald, of Okmulgee, are scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday, June 28 at the Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home.

Viewing will be from 1-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home located at 303 E. Seventh Street in Okmulgee.

Fitzgerald died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at the age of 84 at the Cherry Creek Nursing Home in Wichita, Kan.

She was born May 4, 1920, in Walters to Lee Roy and Callie (Reese) Bright.

She married Daniel Edward Fitzgerald in Seminole, where they resided until 1957, moving to Okmulgee.

She retired from Ball Brother Glass Plant, was an active member of the Lioness Club and a volunteer at the Okmulgee Memorial Hospital.

Fitzgerald was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Due to her health, she moved to Wichita, Kan. ten years ago, where she resided until her death.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother, Jimmy Bright.

She is survived by her son, Jerry Fitzgerald of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Janice K. Houser of Kansas; three brothers, Melvin Bright of Missouri, Delvin Bright of Kansas and Curtis Bright of Arizona; one sister, Jo Gooden of Missouri; three grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Gladys Pearl Fitzgerald

Graveside services for Gladys Pearl Fitzgerald are scheduled for Wednesday Sept. 22, 2004, 10:30 a.m. at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Seminole.

Sweraingen Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Fitzgerald died at home on Monday, September 20, 2004. She was 85.

She was born July 28, 1919 in Willow Springs, Mo. to Charles Albert Wood and Nora L. (Moore) Wood.

On Oct. 9, 1939, Fitzgerald married Albert R. Fitzgerald in Nowata. He preceded her in death on June 9, 2000.

Fitzgerald moved to Seminole 49 years ago from Oklahoma City.

She was co-owner, with her husband, of Al’s Radiator Service.

Fitzgerald attended the First Baptist Church and was active in the Friendship Sunday School Class.

She worked with the Scouts and was involved in children’s activities, specifically bowling and Jr. bowling.

Fitzgerald bowled for many years with her daughter and in a mixed league with her husband.

She was also involved with the PTA.

Fitzgerald was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Charles Wood; and grandson, Michael Fitzgerald.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Jan Fitzgerald of Ada; daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Fred Knoles or Seminole; brother and sister-in-law, Clyde and Rosalee Wood of Coffeyville; sister and brother-in-law, Jetta and R.V. Wagoner of Blackwell; four grandchildren, Lisa Fitzgerald, Bonnie Decker, Rebecca Azurdia and Candace Higdon; and five great grandchildren, Nolan and Conlan Decker, Adrian Azurdia, Jesse and Kathryn Higdon-Sands.

Condolences may be sent online at www.swearingen-funeralhome.com, and donations can be made to the First Baptist Falls Creek Fund.

California Fixico

Funeral services for California "Kelly" Fixico, are to be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15 at Tekopuchee Methodist Church with Reverend Malcolm Tiger officiating.

A service will be held 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at Hudson-Phillips Chapel.

Fixico will be taken to Tekopuchee Methodist Church at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 14.

Wake services will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Interment will follow the funeral service at Yahola-Fixico family cemetery.

Fixico died Sunday, April 11, 2004, at the age of 101 at Valley View Regional Hospital.

He was born June 2, 1902, to Cano Fixico and Lucy Kernell in Okfuskee County, Indian Territory.

He grew up in the Paden area and attended Nuyaka Mission Indian School, Euchee Mission, Chilocco Mission and Haskell Industrial / Vocational School in Lawrence, Kan.

He excelled in football and baseball.

He married Winey Yahola on May 28, 1942, in Hughes County and they made their home and reared their children in the Yeager area.

California was a local minister who remained an active member of Tekopuchee Methodist Church.

He was the last survivor of eight children and a devoted father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

Hewill be truly missed for his humor, kindness, and humbleness.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 55 years, Winey Fixico; a daughter, Rosie Fixico; son, Amos Fixico; and grandson, Jaybird Bruner.

He is survived by two sons, Paul Fixico of Sapulpa and Andrew Fixico of Tulsa; five daughters, Mary Billy, Nora Bruner and Susie Harjo, all of Holdenville, Geneva Factor of Seminole and Deana Hulbutta of Wewoka; one step-daughter, Elizabeth Roberts of Okemah; seventeen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; as well as other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Randall Billy, Thomas Bruner, Brian Factor, Chris Factor, Roger Hulbutta, Monte Fixico, and K.D. Fixico.

Honorary pallbearers are Hayes Stafford, James Stafford, Melvin Bruner, Fred Billy, Louis Bruner, Lloyd Harjo, Henry Factor, Robbie Hulbutta, James Olivo, and Lance Haney.

California Fixico

Funeral services for California "Kelly" Fixico, are to be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15 at Tekopuchee Methodist Church with Reverend Malcolm Tiger officiating.

Interment will follow the funeral service at Yahola-Fixico family cemetery.

A service will be held 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at Hudson-Phillips Chapel.

Fixico will be taken to Tekopuchee Methodist Church at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 14.

Wake services will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Fixico died Sunday, April 11, 2004, at the age of 101 at Valley View Regional Hospital.

He was born June 2, 1902, to Cano Fixico and Lucy Kernell in Okfuskee County, Indian Territory.

He grew up in the Paden area and attended Nuyaka Mission Indian School, Euchee Mission, Chilocco Mission and Haskell Industrial / Vocational School in Lawrence, Kan.

He excelled in football and baseball.

He married Winey Yahola on May 28, 1942, in Hughes County and they made their home and reared their children in the Yeager area.

California was a local minister who remained an active member of Tekopuchee Methodist Church.

He was the last survivor of eight children and a devoted father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

Hewill be truly missed for his humor, kindness, and humbleness.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 55 years, Winey Fixico; a daughter, Rosie Fixico; son, Amos Fixico; and grandson, Jaybird Bruner.

He is survived by two sons, Paul Fixico of Sapulpa and Andrew Fixico of Tulsa; five daughters, Mary Billy, Nora Bruner and Susie Harjo, all of Holdenville, Geneva Factor of Seminole and Deana Hulbutta of Wewoka; one step-daughter, Elizabeth Roberts of Okemah; seventeen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; as well as other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Randall Billy, Thomas Bruner, Brian Factor, Chris Factor, Roger Hulbutta, Monte Fixico, and K.D. Fixico.

Honorary pallbearers are Hayes Stafford, James Stafford, Melvin Bruner, Fred Billy, Louis Bruner, Lloyd Harjo, Henry Factor, Robbie Hulbutta, James Olivo, and Lance Haney.

Mary Fleckenstein

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Mary Louis Fleckenstein are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 23 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Basil Keenan, OSB officiating.

Interment will be held Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at Mount Calvary in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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

Fleckenstein died Monday, June 21, 2004, at the age of 96 at the Seminole Estates Nursing Center.

She was born July 18, 1907, to Andrew Henry Fleckenstein and Rhoby Emma (Sebstalan).

She was a schoolteacher and attended the Immaculate Conception Church in Seminole.

Her parents preceded her in death.

She is survived by one niece, Pat Norton and husband, Floyd of Seminole and one nephew, Stephen Powell and wife, Charlene of California; as well as several other family members.

Linda Florez

Wake services for former Seminole County resident, Linda Scott Florez are scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday Jan. 2 at the Baggerly South Funeral Home Chapel in Oklahoma City.

Funeral services will be held at Spring Church in Sasakwa with interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Florez died Tuesday, Dec. 30, at the age of 54 at her home in Moore.

She was born May 13, 1949, in Wewoka to Yoman Scott Sr. and Josephine Joy (Fixico) Scott.

Jayson Dwayne Foreman

Graveside service for longtime Konawa resident Jayson Dwayne Foreman is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Vamoosa Cemetery with Rev. Charles Troglin officiating.

The services will be under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Foreman, 34, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was born April 5, 1970 in Midwest City to Guy L. and Shirilan K. (Porter) Foreman.

He married Angela Marie Brinneman on Nov. 1, 1989 in Ada. Foreman was self-employed in the construction trade and was of the Baptist faith.

His survivors include his parents, Guy and Shirilan Foreman of Konawa; his wife, Angela Foreman; son, Brendon Foreman; and daughter, Chelsea Foreman, all of the home; and sister, Susan Shay of Spaulding.

Troy Foutz

Memorial services for longtime Seminole resident, Troy Allen Foutz are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Temple of Praise Church with Rev. Harold Turner officiating.

Private family services will follow at the Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Foutz died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at the age of 39 at Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole.

He was born July 20, 1964, in Seminole to Joe Erick Foutz and Allie Estella (Howell) Foutz.

He was disabled.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Donna Molitor and Sharon Kay McCoy and one brother, Erick Lee Foutz.

He is survived by one daughter, Amanda Foutz of Paden; two brothers, Buster Dale McCoy and Guy Wayne Foutz, both of Seminole; and three sisters, Connie Jean Grey and Lelia Delores Renfro, both of Shawnee and Joyce Molitor-Dycus of Oklahoma City.

John Franks

Funeral services for Seminole resident, John Wilson Franks, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 at Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church, with Revs Houston Tiger and Billy Joe Howard officiating.

Wilson will be taken to the Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church in Holdenville at 4 p.m. on Feb. 10.

Wake service will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Internment will take place at Franks family cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

Franks died Feb. 7, 2004, at the age of 71 at the Norman Regional Hospital.

He was born October 26, 1932, to George and Mollie (Harjo) Franks at Hughes County.

He was reared in the Seminole County area and attended Jackson School in Hughes County.

Franks married Lucy Mae Kilcrease on Nov. 21, 1951 in Seminole County and was a retired heavy equipment operator, as well as a member of Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

He was baptized on May 9, 1987, by the late Reverend George Jesse.

He is survived by his wife Lucy Mae (Kilcrease) Franks of the home; four sons and daughters in law; Virgil and Linda Franks of Ada, Ray and Denise Franks, Danny and Gloria Franks, George and Konowa Franks all of Holdenville, three daughters and sons in law; Molly and Robin Mack of Shawnee, Faye and Leslie Harjo of Weatherford, and Margie and Manuel Lena of Wewoka, and five sisters Virginia Frank of Kissimmee, Florida, Lydia and Ted McHenry, of Broken Arrow, Minnie and Felix Gouge, Lula Woods, both of Oklahoma City, Nora and George Thompson, of Henryetta, 16 grandchildren, one great granddaughter and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

John is preceded in death by his parents George and Mollie Franks; one brother Spencer Alfred Frank, and a nephew Ted McHenry Jr. and a niece Leanne Mack.

Pallbearers will be Lewis Johnson, Stanley Johnson, Jimsey Carbitcher, John Factor, Leonard Gouge and Marcie Tiger.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wesley Factor, William Ray Harjo, Richard Deo, George Thompson, Houston Hicks, Frank Harjochee, Felix Gouge and Martin Sanders.

Interment pallbearers will be Virgil Franks, Ray Franks, Danny Franks, David Franks, Manuel Lena and David Gouge.

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident Montie Frazier of West Monroe, La are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, March 22 at the Likowski Cemetery near Weleetka.

Frazier died Friday, March 12, 2004,

Arrangements under Williams Funeral Home of Weleetka.

James Frederick

Funeral services for Maud native James Wilkins Frederick are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Cowley-Krien Funeral Home in Sulphur.

Rev. Russell Vicars will officiate.

Interment will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Sulphur, and will be under the direction of Cowley-Krien Funeral Home.

Frederick died Friday, July 9, 2004 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home at the age of 80.

He was born to Grady Frederick and Lillie Hamby on Aug. 31, 1923 in Maud.

Frederick lived in both Maud and Sulphur while growing up.

Frederick graduated from Sulphur High School in 1943.

He married Colleen Gentry on June 23, 1944 in Sulphur.

Frederick lived in Oklahoma City from 1944 to 1955 and managed Humpty Dumpty Groceries.

He moved to Sulphur in 1957, and operated Archie’s Café for several years.

He had moved to Seminole Estates Nursing Home just recently.

Frederick was a member of the Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Colleen, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Sue Frederick, Seminole; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Jim Carpenter, John Ewert, Harold Gentry, Donnie Goodnight, Robert Foxx, Dawson Helvey and David Lyon.

Fred Frederickson

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Fred Frederickson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Jim Pruett officiating.

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

Frederickson died Monday, June 14, 2004, at the age of 51 at Norman Regional Hospital, after a battle with cancer.

He was born Feb. 21, 1953, in Redwood City, Calif. to Robert Fredrickson and Beatrice (Cooper) Fredrickson.

He moved to Seminole in 1989, where he was married to Lana Forneris.

He was a self-employed auto mechanic and was also employed by Marshall Surveying from 1993-2002.

He loved racing and raced top alcohol funny cars for Morrison Racing Team and the Seminole Shaker Team.

He grew up and spent most of his life in Sunnyvale, Calif.

He graduated from Sunnyvale High School.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Dale Fredrickson.

He is survived by four brothers, Bruce Fredrickson of Seminole, Gary Fredrickson of Yukon, Wayne Fredrickson of Sacramento, Calif. and Don Fredrickson of Redding, Calif.; one sister, Bonnie Cherry of Seminole, as well as other family members and friends.

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Helen Fulkerson

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Helen "Pauline" Fulkerson, of Maud are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 28 at the Trinity Baptist Church with Revs. Carl Whitfield and Wayne Taylor officiating.

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

Fulkerson died Monday, April 26, 2004, at the age of 90 at the Seminole Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 1, 1913, in Carrollton, Texas to Robert Frank Burton and Maye (Vinson) Burton.

She married Ervin "Buddy" Fulkerson on May 9, 1931, in Tecumseh.

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

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ervin Fulkerson on May 2, 1982; one daughter, Charolotte Frances Fulkerson; one sister, Martha Phipps; three sons-in-law, Frank Owens, Cliff Massie and Sammie Duncan; and two grandsons.

She is survived by four daughters and one son-in-law; Sue and Don Peters of Maud, Pat Owens and Barbara Massie of Stroud and Nancy Duncan of San Angelo, Texas; one brother, Jake Burton of Kerrville, Texas; one step-sister, Barbara Lofton of Bakersfield, Calif.; one sister-in-law, Imo Fulkerson of Stroud; 14 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Casketbearers will be grandsons, Mike Peters, Tony Peters, Jeff Peters, Rick Owens, Randy Owens, Tim Massie, Lynn Duncan and James Lemley.

Honorary bearers will be Tom Massie, Buddy Owens, Jim Jones and Ted Phillips.

Irene Viola Gage

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Irene Viola Gage, 94, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Allen Wood and Winfred Lowe officiating.

The services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Gage died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004 at Pauls Valley General Hospital. She was born March 12, 1910 to Robert Willard and Clara (McNamer) Booth in Oklahoma City.

She married Bryan Gage in 1958 in Chickasha and was a homemaker and member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Wolf. She moved from Seminole to Pauls Valley in 2000.

Gage is preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and two sisters.

Her survivors include four sisters, Hazel Webb of Pauls Valley, Betty Hall of Houston, Texas, Billie Brackett of Midwest City and Marion Sweek of Del City.

William Edward Gaines

Graveside services for Maud resident William Edward "Willie" Gaines are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the Cummings Cemetery of Maud, under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

Rev. Wayne Taylor is set to officiate.

Gaines died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at Pioneer Nursing Center in Seminole, at the age of 84.

He was born March 25, 1920, in Sasakwa, to Sidney Bert Gaines and Lillie Mae (Ewell) Gaines.

On March 2, 1946, he married Grace L. (Renfro) Gaines in Carson City, Nevada, and served over 10 years in the United States Army, serving in World War II as a first sergeant.

Gaines moved back to Maud 45 years ago, from Stockton, Calif.

He retired from Tinker Air Force Base in 1975.

He attended the Church of Christ in Maud.

Gaines was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and one sister.

He is survived by his wife, of the home; a daughter, Doris Jean Ditter, of Salem, Ore.; two sons: Larry Edward Gaines, Tecumseh, and Terry Lee Gaines, Horn Lake, Miss.; one brother, Sidney Bert Gaines Jr., Stockton, Calif.; three sisters: Nadine Murphy, Jewell Baker, both of Stockton, Calif., and Fay Nell Tyler of Laurel, Md.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

The casket will remain open until service time, and will not be reopened following the service.

Sharon Galyon

Funeral services for Sharon Kay Galyon are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, April 5 at the Forest Hills Christian Church with interment at the Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Mercer-Adams Funeral home of Bethany.

She died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at the age of 52.

She was born Oct. 21, 1951, in Shawnee to Baxter and Maddie (Robertson) Hopper.

She was preceded in death by her son, Jason Galyon and one brother, Edward "Hoppy" Hopper.

She is survived by her husband, J. Brent Galyon of the home;her son, Paul Galyon and wife, Shelley of Mustang; one sister, Jean LeCompte and husband, Oren of Shawnee; and two grandchildren, Brent and Laken.

Max Lee Gammons

Services for Sasakwa High School graduate Max Lee Gammons were held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Waldrop Funeral Chapel in Wilburton.

Burial followed at the Wilburton Memorial Garden Cemetery. Randy Waldrop was scheduled to officiate. Services were under the direction of Waldrop Funeral Home in Wilburton.

Gammons died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004, in Stigler at the age of 60.

He was born Dec. 5, 1944, in Wewoka to Roy and Bernetta Gammons.

Gammons graduated from Sasakwa High School in May 1962.

He married Janice Ailshie in July 1964, and they had one son, Mitchell Lee Gammons, who was born Aug. 4, 1972.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as an automotive repairman, working mainly on tanks.

After serving four years of inactive duty, Gammons was released from duty on Aug. 29, 1972.

Gammons lived in Sasakwa for a brief time before moving to Ft. Smith, Ark., where he worked Nolen Tool Company for many years.

While he was working for Nolen Tool, he moved to the Spiro area where he lived for many years. He later moved to N.E. of Keota where he lived until the time of his death.

Gammons is survived by his son, Mitchell Lee Gammons of Sugar Land, Texas; four sisters, Eunice Smith of Frisco, Texas, Lois Boyce of Tulsa, Wanda Shores of Ada and Audrey Jones of Sasakwa; and three brothers, Deray Gammons of Wilburton, James Gammons of Sasakwa and John Gammons of Shawnee.

Ronald Gandy

Services for Ronald Neal Gandy of Ada, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church, with the Revs. John Haynes and Roy Robertson officiating.

Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of the Criswell Funeral Home of Ada.

Gandy died Thursday, April 22, 2004, at the age of 22 at a local hospital.

He was born Nov. 4, 1981, to Rob and Kathy Neal Gandy.

He lived in this area all his life, attended Ada schools and East Central University.

He was active in band and drama at Ada schools, East Central University and the First Baptist Church, Ada.

Gandy was a member of the Bowlegs First Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include his parents, Rob and Kathy Gandy, of the home; two brothers, D. J. Gandy, of the home and Ken Gandy and wife Johnnie of Ada; one sister, Kathleen Thomas and husband Bryan of Moore; his fiance, Shayla Robertson, and her family of Seminole; his grandfather, C. Wayne Neal of Oklahoma City; three nieces and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Rusty Gandy on Nov. 6, 2003.

Bearers will be Tom Greenfield, DeWayne Davis, Dr. Charles Mettry, Bill Adams, Dr. Jack Medlock and Chris Palmer.

Honorary bearers are Alumni, students and parents of East Central University-Baptist Student Union, Ada; Churches and office staff of Banner Baptist Association; Medical and office staff of Valley View Regional Hospital, Ada; Employees of Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma; Employees of Ada Schools, past and present; and the East Central University Band

The family says those who wish, may make memorials to: The Baptist Student Union, c/o East Central University, P. O. Box 1776, Ada, 74820 or Bowlegs First Assembly of God Church, Bowlegs, 74830.

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Donald Garfoot

Seminole resident, Donald Kenneth Garfoot died June 9, 2004, at the age of 74 at Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminle.

He was born July 25, 1929, in Buffalo, N.Y. to Eunice and Walter Garfoot.

He began serving in the armed forces at the age of 16, as a United States Merchant Marine.

He was also a oiler machinist and a pumman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eunice and Walter Garfoot.

He is survived by his son, Jack Garfoot; two daughters, Robin Squires of California and Jill Rachiel of Oregon; and six grandchildren.

There are no funeral services planned for Garfoot at this time.

Ralph Garrett

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Ralph C. Garrett are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 31 at the First Baptist Church of Maud with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Interment will follow at the Cummings Cemetery in Maud, with full Military Honors under the direction of the Knight Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

Garrett died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at the age of 85 in Kingston.

He was born May 23, 1918, in Enid to Vernon William Garrett and Vena (Postier) Garrett.

He was married to Rowena M. (Richardson) Garrett on Sept. 19, 1939, in Caldwell Kan.

He was a longtime Maud resident and had served in the National Guard.

He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II, during the "Battle of the Buldge’ and assisted during the Airlift in Berlin.

While he was in the military, he was a flight line supervisor and received several commendations for keeping the aircraft in top shape.

Following his time in the Army, he enlisted in the Air Force and served until retirement.

After his retirement, he worked for the United States Postal Service, retiring in the early 1980’s.

He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Maud.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Rowena on June 17, 2001; one sister and two brothers.

He is survived by one daughter, Vicki Rae Seeney of Kingston; two sons, Vernon G. Garrett of Boise, Idaho and Jack C. Garrett of Yukon; one sister, Thelma Johnson of Enid; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Donald Ray Gattenby

SOLDOTNA, Alaska -- Funeral services for Donald Ray Gattenby are scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday at the Masonic Temple under the direction of Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

Gattenby died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at his home in Soldonta. at the age of 56.

He was born on May 20, 1948 in Ada.

He was reared in California and moved to Alaska in1968.

He lived in Soldotna and Homer and worked in the oilfield as a mechanic, welder, craftsman and a fisherman all around the Kenai Peninsula.

He was a Christian, and did prospecting and goldmining, and collected hearts.

"Donald was a man of many talents," his family wrote.

"Filled with love for life, family and friends, he was always willing to help."

Gattenby is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lee Gattenby; father, D. G. "Buck" Gattenby; brothers, Delbert and David Gattenby; sisters Dorothy Leach and Diana Allmon.

He is survived by his son, Shelby Don Gattenby of Dodge City, Kans.; daughters, Gretchen Rae Kelly of Konawa, and Anne Lorraine Gattenby of Alameda, Calif.; two grandchildren of Konawa; sister, Doris Gattenby of Kenai; brother, David Allmon; and former spouse, Phyllis Gattenby of Dodge City, Kan.

The family requests memorial contributions be sent to the family in care of Doris Gattenby, 47515 Ciechanski, Kenai, Alaska, 99611.

Steven Paul Gentry

Funeral services for Seminole resident Steven Paul Gentry are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Holdenville Pentecostal Holiness Church. Reverend Rick Madron and Reverend Jerry Osborne will officiate.

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

Gentry died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, at his home in Seminole. He was 46.

He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 17, 1958, to Robert Paul and Sandra Gentry.

He later moved to Oklahoma where his parents of Holdenville survive him.

He is also survived by his wife, Denise Peters Gentry of the home; five daughters, LaDale Peters, Sherry and Misty Gentry, all of the home, Melissa Gentry of Oklahoma City and Maryanne Gentry of Holdenville; one son, Eric Gentry of Oregon.

Gentry is further survived by three sisters, Debbie Draper of Midvale, Utah, Geralyn Agguirre of Holdenville and Cheryl Cagle of Wewoka; one brother, Kevin Gentry of Taft.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Lemmings, Donnie Lamb, Shane Craig, Jason Grizzle, Mark Gentry, Billy Climer, Billy Dyer and Jordon Cagle. Honorary pallbearers are Dirl Merriman, Robert Merriman, Joe Taylor and Kevin Merriman.

Dedrick ‘Worm’ George Jr.

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Dedrick Isaac "Worm" George Jr. are scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Jack Ryan officiating.

Burial will take place at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo.

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

George died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at the age of 61 at his home, south of Seminole.

He was born Aug. 4, 1942, in Lexington, S.C. to Isaac George.

He moved to Seminole just over a year ago from Kentucky.

He was a truck driver and had served in the United States Marine Corps from June 15, 1960 until July 4, 1966 as Pfc.

He was a member of the East Central Chapter of BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse).

He is survived by his companion, Diana Bolder of the home, and two sons, Dean Noah of Denver, Colo. and Gary George of Louisiana.

Casket bearers will be Carl Galbraith, Scott Lawson, Mike Shaw, John Gore, Bob Marsh and Don Pierce.

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Becky Jo George

Funeral services for Konawa resident Becky Jo George, 48, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Evangelist Richard Phillips will officiate. Burial will follow in Vista Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

A wake service was set for 6:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

George died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at her home in Konawa.

She was born May 31, 1956. She attended Bowlegs and Konawa public schools.

She married Bobby Ray George and was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Konawa.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Stephens, and the grandmother who raised her, Lovdie Stephens.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; her stepmother, JoAnn Pruitt, Ada; one son, Jerick Gharkhania, Konawa; one daughter, Jancy Lyons, Choctaw; two stepchildren, Michael George of Tahlequah and Renee Billie, Ada; three brothers, Paul Stephens, Ada, James Sanders and John Sanders, both of Texas; one grandson and eight stepgrandchildren.

Pallbearers include James George, Mark Porter, Keith Billie, Ed George, Scott Johnson and Bobby Hudson.

Honorary pallbearers will include Billy, Jerry and Larry Sellars.

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Caden James Gibbs

Services for Caden James Gibbs, infant son of Seminole residents Anne Evans and Scotty Gibbs, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Chaplain Larry Sparks will officiate.

Interment is scheduled to follow at the Little Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by the Swearingen Funeral Home.

Gibbs was born and died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004.

Gibbs was preceded in death by his great grandparents James and Maureen Vanarsdale, Melvin Swanson Sr., Warren Rich, and Bill and Bernice French.

Gibbs is survived by his parents; one brother, Logan; one sister, Madison; grandparents Mary and Joe French, Jacky and Gary Griffin, all of Seminole, and Melvin Swanson Jr. of Central City, Neb.; and great grandparents Sally Rich, Darlene and Marvin Griffin, all of Seminole, and Shelba Swanson of Central City, Neb.

Pallbearers will be Bobby North, Jon Strunk, Chris Rauch and T.J. Lynch.

Messages of condolences may be sent to www.swearin-genfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Agnes Gille, 96, life-long Holdenville resident, will be held Friday, June 18, 2004, at 2:00 P.M., in the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, Holdenville. Mrs. Gille passed away Wednesday, June 16, at Heritage Village Retirement Home. Interment will be in Wetumka Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Mrs. Gille was born November 3, 1907, in Holdenville, Indian Territory, to Mary Jane and Matthew Embach, a pioneer family from Holdenville. She married John Paul Gille, in Wetumka in 1926. Soon after, they opened their first flower shop in the Keystone Hotel and later moved to the South Echo location where they were in business forty years.

After retirement, she became an accomplished artist and was one of the original eight members of the Holdenville Society of Painters and Sculptors. She was a member of the Iris Garden Club, Barnard Memorial Methodist Church, and an avid bridge player. She spent her last years at the Heritage Village Assisted Living Facility.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Gille, in 1981, her parents; brothers James Embach, William Embach, and Phillip Embach, and sister Marguerite Whitlock.

She is survived by her children Mary Gustin, Wewoka, Patricia Feagen, Holdenville, and John Gille, Littleton, CO; her grandchildren Tony and Cherryl Gustin, Henryetta, Paul and Peggy Gustin, Oklahoma City, John Paul and Sharon Gille, Edina, MN, Joy and Scott Runnels, Los Alamos, NM, Leslie and Mary Foster, Chesapeake, VA, Kirt and Teri Foster, Missoula, MT, and Vicki and Dalmar Johnson, Bottineau, ND; great-grandchildren Jay and Tricia Gustin, Aurora, CO, Heather and Steve Southward, Cleveland, OK, Micah and Renee Gustin, Henryetta, Mark Gustin, Henryetta, Ben Gustin, Henryetta, Fauna, Jenna and Cassia Gille, Edina, MN, Brandon , Joel, Rebecca, and Catherine Runnels, Los Alamos, NM, and Gary Hinton, Bottineau, ND; Great-great-grandchildren Anthony and Quintin Gustin, Aurora, CO.

Pheba Gillespie

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Pheba (Kane) Gillespie are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Temple of Praise with Rev. Harold Turner officiating.

Interment will be at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home. Pallbearers for the services will be her sons and grandsons.

Gillespie, 78, died Sept. 25, 2004, at Shawnee Medical Center. She was born on Oct. 15, 1925, in Drumright to Frank and Goldie (Stifler) Kane.

She married Oscar Gillespie on Aug. 10, 1944, in Seminole and worked as a LPN for Pioneer Nursing Home for over 30 years before retiring.

Gillespie was a longtime Christian and she organized Christmas programs for family and friends. She will be missed but the family hopes to carry on this tradition.

Preceding her in death are her parents; two brothers, Frank and Jeff Kane; and granddaughter Jennifer Gillespie.

Surviving her are her husband; sons and daughter-in-laws, Lewis James and Norma Gillespie of Wewoka, Edward "Buz" and Charlette Gillespie, Bill and Annie Gillespie, all of Seminole; daughters and son-in-laws, Auttis and Charles Johnson of Seminole, Barbara and Danny Harris of Springhill, Fla.; and sister Ruby Harris of Springhill, Fla.

Additional survivors are 11 grandchildren, Scarlette McCoy, Cassandra Humble, Clay Gillespie, Robert Johnson, Billy Johnson, James Johnson, Travis Gillespie, Dana Brooke, Erin Gillespie, Kristi Reed, Karri Meadows; and nine great-grandchildren.

Messages of condolences may be sent at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

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Bobby Lee Goforth

Funeral services for Seminole resident Bobby Lee Goforth are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Cal Hunter is set to officiate.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery. Swearingen Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Goforth died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at Oklahoma Heart Hospital at the age of 70.

He was born in Prague to Fred Goforth and Edna (Woodruff) Goforth on June 16, 1934.

On March 24, 1956, he married Rosa (Birkicht) Goforth, in Seminole.

Goforth worked as a surveyor for Oklahoma’s State Highway Department for 32 years and retired in 1988.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a specialist fourth class.

Goforth was a member of the Highway Baptist Church and the Oklahoma Society of Land Surveyors.

He loved to go to the lake and ride four-wheelers with his grandchildren and loved his family.

Goforth was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Eugene and J.C. Goforth; and an infant daughter, Tammy Goforth.

He is survived by his wife, Rosa Goforth of the home; two daughters and son-in-law, Gay and James Vaughn of Konawa and Karen Colburn of Seminole; two brothers, Bill Goforth of Prague and Charles Goforth of Seminole; and one sister, Doris Novotny of Shawnee.

Goforth is further survived by five grandchildren, Jamie and Waymon Scott, Chad Vaughn, Chalin Vaughn, Ryan Colburn and Maraela Colburn; and two great-grandchildren, Raegan and Jaley Scott.

Casket bearers are scheduled to be Harvey Hester, Robert Foxx, Harold Parsons, Ron Nichols, Dennis Birkicht and Buster Sala.

Messages of condonlence may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Lois Gomez

Funeral services for Seminole County resident Lois June Gomez are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 6 at the Tukvpvtce Methodist Church, north of Holdenville with Rev. Joe Factor officiating.

Interment will follow at Yahola Fixico Memory Garden, north of Holdenville.

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

Gomez passed on March 4, 2004, at the age of 55 at the Integris Health Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born on Nov. 12, 1948, in Seminole to Bunnie and Kizzie (Long) Thlocco.

Gomez was a lifelong Seminole County resident and was a member of the Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bunnie Tholcco; two brothers, Billy Joe Thlocco and Frank Thlocco, and one nephew, Nicholas Warledo.

Survivors include her mother, Kizzie Thlocco of Wewoka; three sons Jaime and Marvina Gomez, both of Walters, and Christopher Gomez and Jeremy Gomez, both of Wewoka; four sisters, Delores Haynes of Seminole, Amy Warledo and Norma Warledo, both of Wewoka, and Elizabeth LaGrone of Muscogee; one brother, Bryant Thlocco of Kansas City, Mo.; two special nieces, April and Puk Warledo, seven grand children; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Eric Thlocco, Lucas Warledo, Troy Warledo, Lance Warledo, Ryan Moppin and Leo Warledo.

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Lois Gomez

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Lois June Gomez are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 6 at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church with Revs. Houston Tiger and Joe Factor officiating.

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

Gomez will be taken to her home at 404 W. 20th Street in Wewoka at 4 p.m. today and wake services will start at 7:30 p.m.

She will then be taken to the church at 4 p.m. Friday for a 7:30 p.m. wake service.

Interment will be at the Yahola-Fixico memory garden cemetery north of Holdenville

Full obituary information to follow.

Amanda Eugene Goostree

Graveside services for Seminole resident Amanda Eugene Goostree, 97, are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday at Maple Wood Cemetery in Exeter, Mo., under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville, Mo.

Viewing is scheduled from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole prior to the services.

Goostree died Sept. 29, 2004 in Shawnee. She was born Aug. 15, 1907 in Barry County, Mo., to James and Hetti (Drinkwater) Howerton.

She was a homemaker and has lived in Seminole for the past 10 years, prior to living most of her life in Missouri. Goostree was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Butterfield, Mo.

Her parents, husband Aulton Goostree, and a brother preceded her in death.

Surviving her are three sons, Larry Goostree of Seminole, Jim Goostree of Macomb, and Bill Goostree of Cheyenne, Wyo.; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Dadie Esther Gosa

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Dadie Esther Gosa are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2004 under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Reverands Tom Tripp, Scott Lenaburg and Greg Duvall will officiate.

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

Gosa died July 26, 2004 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 69.

Gosa was born in Byng on Sept. 18, 1934 to Dorsey N. Myers and Dadie E. ( Duvall) Myers.

Gosa graduated from Byng High School and married Lowell Gosa in Byng on May 1, 1964.

She was a homemaker and lived in Seminole for 40 years.

Gosa was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Seminole and taught Sunday school for many years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, Dorsey Myers Jr., Don Myers, and Paul Myers.

She is survived by her husband, Lowell Gosa of the home; son and daughter-in-law, John and Susan Gosa of Seminole; daughters, Jeanne Gosa and Julie Green of Seminole; son-in-law, Jon Green of Seminole; grandchildren, Abigail and Rachel Gosa; sister and brother-in-law, June and Hubert Phillips of Ada; sisters-in-law, Mildred Myers and Pat Henley of Ada, Velma Gosa of Tipton, Hazel Hollon of McAlester, Verla Keener of Lindsey; brothers-in-law, Sterling Henley of Ada, Marshall Gosa of Tipton, Don Keener of Lindsey, and many nieces and nephews, cousins and other family and friends.

Pallbearers include Kim Myers, Kevin Lloyd, Tim Thetford, Marty Joplin, Dan Keener and Mackey Keener.

Honorary bearers include Brandon Thetford, Leon Collier, Bill Lloyd and Kenneth Darr.

Lloyd Green

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Lloyd Edward Green, of Konawa, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa with Don Fuchs officiating.

Interment will be at the Vamoosa Cemetery.

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

Green died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at the age of 75 at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

He was born Dec. 28, 1928, in Meeker to Homer Green and Myrtle (O’Neal) Green.

He married Patsy Lou Odom on Dec. 5, 1982, in Konawa.

He was a Konawa resident for over 22 years.

He worked for 40 years as a station operating supervisor for OG&E, retiring in 1987.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He served as a Master Sgt. during the Korean conflict.

He was also a member of the First Baptist Church as well as the National Greyhound Association.

He was preceded in death by his father and other relatives.

He is survived by his mother, Myrtle Green of Maud; his wife, Pat Green of the home; four daughters, Denise Fuchs of Norman, Leah Angela O’Donnell of The Woodlands, Texas, Karina Carr of Newalla and Kelly Hooper of Ada; one son, Steven Tyler of Konawa; one brother, Bill Green of Garland, Texas; two sisters, Bonnie Sue Davenport of Earlsboro and Faye Ann Ratclift of Meeker; 11 grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

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Patsy Lou Green

Funeral services for Konawa resident Patsy Lou Green are set for Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel, under the direction of Don Fuchs.

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

Green died July 19, 2004, at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 60.

She was born in Casa Grande, Ariz. on Jan. 2, 1944, to Loyd Owen Odom and Inez Earl (Pettigrew) Odom.

Green has been a Konawa area resident for the past 28 years after moving there from Stratford, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Konawa.

She married Lloyd Green on Dec. 5, 1982, in Konawa and together they owned and operated Green’s Greyhound Farm.

Green was preceded in death by her father, Loyd, on Feb. 15, 2004; an infant son, Brian Evert Tyler; a sister, Shirley Triponey; and a brother, Jim Odom.

She is survived by her mother, Inez Odom of Casa Grande, Ariz.: one son, Steven Tyler and his wife Jerri LeeAnn of Konawa: four daughters: Karina Carr and husband Jerry of Newalla, Kelly Hooper and husband Rick of Ada, Leah Angela O’Donnell and husband Kent of Norman, and Denise Fuchs with husband Mark of Norman.

She is also survived by two brothers, Jerry Odom of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Robert Odom of Stafford; three sisters, Maxylene Crabbe of Chandler, Ariz., Sue Tyler of Ada, and Judy Leslie of Casa Grande, Ariz.: 11 grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Karl Tyler, Gary Davenport, Brian Davenport, Randy Davenport, Kenton Tyler, and Ryan Dent. Burial to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Vera Green

Graveside services for Seminole County resident, Vera Edna Green are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, March 12 at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell.

Arrangements are by the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.

Green died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at the age of 98 in the Wewoka Nursing Home.

She was born Jan. 23, 1906, the 2nd of 11 children in Bagwell, Texas to Irvy Knox Gentry and Gillye DeLilah Pryor.

In 1919, at the age of 13, she moved to the McClain County area with her family.

She married Javan Tyrus "J.T," Green in 1922, and they made their home in Bryant community, eight miles west of Wayne.

They farmed there until her husband’s death in the early 1940s, leaving her a single mother.

Green moved to Norman to raise her two teenaged daughters and in 1959 she moved to Wewoka to live closer to her daughters.

Throughout her life, she enjoyed sewing, knitting, cooking and being with her family.

She was a member of the Wewoka First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Irvy and Gillye Gentry; husband, J.T. Green; infant daughter, Margaret Vivian Green; three sisters, Ruby Tefertiller, Jessie Mayfield, Vannah Green; and four brothers, William, Joe, Lloyd and Junior Gentry.

She is survived by two daughters, Marjorie Copeland of Eufaula and Barbara Rachel of Wewoka; one brother, James Gentry of Victorville, Calif.; two sisters, Hazel West of Ada and Jewell Richey or Norman; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Rachel, Jay Copeland, Cpl. Dax Carpenter, John Carpenter, Brent Bailey, Pat Rachel and Ed Story.

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Virginia Ruth Greenwood

Services for Virginia Ruth Greenwood of Asher will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka

Greenwood died in her home on Sunday July 25, 2004. She was born in Clovis, N.M. on July 28, 1944 to Dan Wood and Josephine Harjo Wood.

She was raised in Ada and graduated from Byng High School in 1962. She attended business school and received a diploma as a paralegal.

She married Norman Greenwood in 1984 in Ada and was a member of Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Survivors include: husband Norman Greenwood, children Michael McCurtian, Travis Rednose, Kenneth Waldroupe, Renolda Waltroupe , Justin Waltroupe, Stacie Rednose, and Kayci Rednose, all of Asher, and one sister, Lana Stone of Wewoka.

Greenwood was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Randy Wood.

Wake services will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stout-Phillips Chapel and the interment will be at the Holtulke Cemetery with Rev. Frank Moppin to officiate.

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Raymond Guthrie

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Raymond Lexas Guthrie have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, May 15 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Cline officiating.

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

Guthrie died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at the age of 82 at the Seminole Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 21, 1921, in Wynona, to Herschel Leroy Guthrie and Gertrude (Atchison) Guthrie.

He married Esther Mae (Pate) Guthrie on March 2, 1946, in Reno, Nev. and moved to Seminole 58 years ago, from California.

He worked in the oilfield all his life and retired from Sinclair.

He was a consultant for Viking Petro and had is own oil production company for the remainder of his career.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1940-1945 and served in World War II as staff sergeant.

He received the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge where he was a 32-Degree Mason.

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

He is survived by his wife, Mae Guthrie of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Genny Guthrie and David and Gloria Guthrie, all of Seminole and Johnny and Ann Yandell of Edmond; nine grandchildren, Bryan Guthrie and wife, Paulette, Kelly Guthrie, Amber Guthrie, Shawna Salinas, Lisa Hayden, Linda Ault, Kim Parham, Jaimee Ross and Beth Oliver; 21 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Casketbearers will be A.B. Harvey, Bob Webster, Doyle Johnson, Bob Patterson, Glen Siler and Joe Sharber.

Honorary bearers are Win Tinsley, Phillip Parks, George Higdon, Doyle Nix and Bob Williams.

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Bill Guymon

A memorial services for longtime resident, Bill Guymon are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 at the Church of Christ of Seminole.

Christ Stinnett and Ron Fletcher of Norman will officiate.

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

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 at churches in Seminole, Healdton, Duncan, Sapulpa, Randlett, as well as Texas, California, and Missouri.

Bill Guymon and Martha Akers Knowles were united in marriage on May 9, 1938 in Wellington, Kan.

After retiring, he and his wife settled in Seminole.

She survives him at the Parsons Presbyterian Manor in Parsons, Kan.

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.

Donations may be made to the Church of Christ in Seminole, the American Cancer Society or Maud Carpenters Children’s Home in Wichita, Kan.

Donations may be taken to the Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole to be sent to the proper locations.

John Hager

Funeral services for Seminole County native, John Mathew Hager are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7 in the Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel in Oklahoma City.

Interment will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens.

Hager died Jan.3, 2004, at the age of 70.

He was born July 1, 1933, in Wewoka.

He moved to California where he met and married the love of his life, Barbara, on June 17, 1952, in Las Vegas, Nev.

He loved to joke and make people laugh, even if he didn’t know them.

Everyone who knew him would say he was a motivator who had a huge loving and giving heart.

His strength and determination will always inspire all who knew him.

He will never be forgotten and will truly be missed by family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Florence Marie Duncan and one brother, Tommy Hager Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara of the home; one son, James Hager; one daughter, Debra Cobb; one sister; three brothers; and four grandchildren.

Bobby Hale

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Bobby Jack Hale are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Hale died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, at the age of 67 at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born Feb. 16, 1937 in Wewoka to James Luther Hale and Janie Lou (Hayes) Hale.

He was self-employed as the owner of Bobby Hale Trucking, hauling feed and cattle.

He retired five years ago.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Ruby Burton, Thelma Cox and Idella Gaines; and three brothers, Lonnie, Marvin and Eugene Hale.

He is survived by two brothers, James R. "J.R." Hale of Seminole and Willie B. Hale of Sallisaw; and one sister, Mary McMullin of Wewoka.

Mable Hall

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident, Mable Evelyn (Biehl) Hall are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, May 28 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robert Cocke officiating.

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

Hall died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at the age of 89 at Midwest City Regional Hospital in Midwest City.

She was born Sept 14, 1914, in Whipple Ohio to Herman E. Bihl and Nettie C. Biehl.

She married Vernon Hall, who preceded her in death July 27, 1970.

Hall was a homemaker and a longtime member of the Methodist Church in Seminole where she helped in the day care center for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, one sister and one step-son.

She is survived by two sons, Ronny Blackbird of Del City and Lyle Hall of Littleton, Colo.; one step son, Paul Hall of Texas; two sisters, Jean Hudiburg of Oklahoma City and Bonita Biehl of Midwest City; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Robert Benjamin Hall

Services for former Seminole resident Robert Benjamin Hall are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of the Chapman-Black Funeral Home in Cleveland, Don Amon officiating.

Bob passed away Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at his home in Cushing at the age of 78 years, one month and 28 days old.

He was born Sept. 30, 1926 in Cleveland. He was the son of Leonard Ethan and Edith (Billie) Hall.

Bob was raised and attended school in Cleveland where he graduated from high school in 1944.

During the summers while attending high school, Bob worked for his uncle in the wheat fields of Kansas.

Shortly after graduation from high school, Bob entered into the service of his country in the United States Army Air Corp on Feb. 11, 1944.

He served honorably during WWII, receiving his discharge on Sept. 30, 1946, and then returned to Cleveland.

After working in Tulsa for a short time, Bob accepted employment with the Johnson Oil Company at the local refinery in the pipeline division.

When the company sold in 1956, Bob began a long career with Kerr-McGee Corporation.

He was initially hired as foreman for the pipeline division in Cleveland.

Bob was married to Shirley Ruth Morris on June 9, 1956, in Tulsa. The couple made their initial home in Cleveland until 1959 when Bob was transferred to Seminole as foreman of the pipeline division there.

They remained in Seminole until 1962, when Bob was again transferred, this time to Sapulpa.

After a few years in Sapulpa, Bob was promoted in 1967 to district superintendent for Kerr McGee’s Wynnewood operational area.

In 1976, the couple moved to Cushing when Bob was named district superintendent for the Drumright division.

He continued in that capacity until his retirement in 1991, after 35 years with the company.

Bob’s devotion to his job and employer was evident in his desire to have everything in his control operating efficiently and effectively.

Although his work was truly his life, Bob still found time to enjoy his passion for hunting and fishing.

He applied annually for a permit in Wyoming for big game hunts.

In 1992, Bob shot a trophy elk in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma and seemed satisfied with retiring from hunting at that time.

He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed taking his family and their friends on vacation.

He also liked attending family reunions and reminiscing with his sisters and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Jerry Ray Hall, Richard (Dickey) Hall and Alvin Thomas Hall; and a daughter, Anita Sue Hall Harber.

Bob is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shirley Ruth Hall, of the home; one daughter and her husband, Melissa and Don Amon of Cushing; step-grandchildren, Zach and Zane Amon of Cushing; five sisters, Anna May Brown of Cleveland, Joy Underwood of Tulsa, Martha Strand of Casper, Wyo., Marie Keeling of Cleveland and Nancy DeLay or Wichita, Kan.

An online obituary and guestbook for Bob Hall may be visited at www.chapman-black.com.

Pauline Hallum

Graveside services for Seminole resident, Frankie Pauline Hallum are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 at the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole, with Rev. Russell Vicars officiating.

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

She died Monday, May 17, 2004, at the age of 80 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born Jan. 28, 1924, in Wewoka to Millard Hail and Drucilla (Boatman) Hail.

She married Dale C. Hallum on July 7, 1942, in Wewoka.

Shee was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church, Beta Sigma Phi and Eastern Star.

She was a longtime Seminole resident

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dale C. Hallum on Aug. 13, 1992; three sisters and one brother.

She is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Judi Hallum and Eddie Hallum, all of Seminole; two sisters, Dean Stancoff of Ohio and Hazel Knight of Moore; grandchildren and their spouses, Ryan Hallum of Fort. Worth, Texas, Cory and Stephanie Hallum of Corpus Christi, Texas, Randall and Debbie Hallum and Mark Hallum, all of Seminole, Scott and Brooke Gibbs of Dallas, Texas, Tracy and Valerie Peltier of Shawnee, and Andrea and Willie Appleby of Norman; five great grandchildren, Seth and Rachel Hallum of Seminole, Riley and Regan Appleby of Norman and Logan Peltier of Shawnee.

Casket bearers are Ryan Hallum, Cory Hallum, Randall Hallum, Scott Gibbs, Mark Hallum, Tracy Peltier and Willie Appleby.

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Betty Ham

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident, Betty June Ham are scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 at the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Ham died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at the age of 76 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born April 15, 1927, in Gypsy to Roy Lee Brown and Lillian (Allen) Brown.

She married Andrew William Ham in 1967 in Phoenix, Ariz.

She worked as a manager at Braums and was also a cook at Bowlegs High School.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, J.W. Brown; and her husband, Andrew William Ham on March 23, 1980.

She is survived by one son, Cecil Harris of Seminole and one sister, Ruby Wrenn of Odessa, Texas.

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Randy Hammack

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Randy Wayne Hammack are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 13 at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mitch Williams officiating.

Interment will follow at the Vamoosa cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Hammack died Wednesday, March 10 2004, at the age of 45 at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born on October 2 1958, in Lawton to H.B. "Bob" Hammack and Grace (Murdock) Hammack.

He was married to Carla Jean (Bunnell) on December 20 1999, in Las Vegas, Nev.

He was the manager of Konvenience Korner store in Konawa and enjoyed riding his motorcycle.

His father, H.B. "Bob" Hammack, preceded him in death on May 3, 2001.

He is survived by his mother Grace Hammck; spouse, Carla Hammack of the home; two daughters, Sheena Booth and Zoie Harmon; one sister Diana Hammack, all of Konawa; and other relatives and friends.

George Hand

Memorial services for longtime Seminole County resident, George Ray Hand, of Wewoka are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6 at First Christian Church, located at 426 S. Okfuskee in Wewoka with Neil Thompson, from Wetumka officiating.

Hand died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at the age of 67 at his home in Wewoka.

He was born Nov. 6, 1936, in Iowa Park, Texas to Lonnie and Pearl Hand.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Olen Hand and Lowell Hand;

He is survived by his wife Carol Hand of the home; two sons, Scott Hand of Dalhart, Texas and Wayne Hand of Seguin, Texas; two stepsons, Jeff Dinsmore of Wewoka and Steve Dinsmore of Durant; two sisters, Betty Thomason of Canadian, Texas and Polly Horton of Higgins, Texas; one brother, Alonzo Hand of Canadian, Texas, a half-brother, Kenneth Kerns of Tulsa, 12 grandchildren; and other family and friends.

Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 4323 NW 63rd, Suite 110, Oklahoma City, 73116-1513.

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Graham Luther Hankins

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident Graham Luther Hankins are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery with Gary Phillips officiating.

Hankins died Nov. 1, 2004 at his home in Carthage, Mo. He was born in Vernon, Ala. on Sept. 22, 1911 to Luther and Mary Susan Lawrence Hankins.

Hankins married Mary Francis Davis on April 14, 2001 in Deadwood, Texas. He lived in Seminole until the age of five and had lived in Cartage since 1962, moving from Athens, La.

He worked for Skelly Oil Company for 42 years before retiring as a supervisor. Hankins was a member of the St. Paul Presbyterian Church and was a life member of the Stonewall Masonic Lodge.

Hankins was preceded in death by his first wife, of 69 years, Frances Mary Hankins; son, Johnny Hankins; brother, Gager Hankins of Wewoka; and sister, Mary Barnett of Seminole.

His wife of the home; son, Lyn Hankins of Haynesville, La.; daughter, Valera Mahood of Tyler, Texas; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, survives him.

Patricia Ann Hanlon

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident Patricia Ann Hanlon are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Johnny Cowns will officiate the services.

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

Hanlon passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004 at her home in Edmond at the age of 71.

She was born to Ira Andrew Wilson and Lucille L. (Smith) Wilson.

She married John L. Hanlon on Oct. 30, 1975 in Gainsville, Texas.

Hanlon was a retired elementary school teacher, having received her master of education degree from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Hanlon was a longtime Seminole resident, having lived her from 1932-1964.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ira Andrew Wilson.

Hanlon is survived by her mother, Lucille Wilson, Seminole; husband, John L. Hanlon, Midvale, Utah; one son, Charles Lee Robertson, Choctaw; two daughters, Linda G. McFall and Susan R. Cowns, both of Edmond; one brother, Gerald L.Wilson, Seminole; nine grandchildren, Angela and Amy, Gabriel and Leigh Ann, Nicole, Sarah, Andrew, Joseph and Daniel; and five great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Tim McFall, Steve Cowns, Toby Wilson, Gabriel Robertson, Andrew Cowns, Joseph Cowns and Daniel Cowns.

Honorary bearers will be Steve Percival, Seth Prince, James Harries and Kevin Cauldwell.

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Dorothy Haralson

Graveside services for Seminole resident, Dorothy M. Haralson were held and Dorothy was laid to rest in the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 15 with Rev. Bill Chesser officiating.

Services were under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Haralson died Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at the age of 89 years in Seminole.

She was born in West Point, Texas on Sept. 22, 1914, to Elsie Lee (Johnson) Highsmith and Jessie William Highsmith.

She was a young child when the family moved to Oklahoma, and was reared in Wewoka.

She was married to Guy Haralson, who preceded her in death on May 30, 1985.

She loved working with arts and crafts, and selling them at area fairs.

She lived in Wewoka nearly all of her life, and had been a resident of Seminole for the past twelve years.

She is survived by her son, Roger Haralson, of Kansas, Okla., one granddaughter; two great-granddaughters; one brother, William Harold Highsmith of Louisville, Ky., other relatives and friends.

James R. ‘Sonny’ Harber Jr.

Funeral services for former Seminole resident James R. "Sonny" Harber Jr. are scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Thursday at Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church, under the direction of Moore’s Southlawn Chapel.

Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday until 11:30 a.m. with family receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Harber, who was residing in Tulsa, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, in the Saint Francis Hospital after a four-year battle with diabetes and kidney disease. He was 71.

Harber was born in Seminole to Cleta and James Russell Harber on Dec. 1, 1932.

He graduated from Seminole High School in 1951 where he was a champion debater and served as FFA treasurer.

Harber later graduated from Oklahoma A&M College in Stillwater, in 1955.

Harber was successful in the computer business working for NCR and AT&T for 38 years, until his retirement in 1992.

Harber became a pilot and flew for many years.

Following his retirement, he formed "Harber Homes" with his two sons, Jim and Tom.

Harber is survived by his wife, Mary, of 29 years; sons, James Russell Harber, III of Mounds, Thomas Branson Harber of Skiatook, Roger Lee Murphy of Lebanon, Ind.; one daughter, Sandra Jayne Murphy-Driggers of Bartlesville.

Also surviving Harber are two sisters, Sue McBride of Enid, and Mary Kathryn Harris of Seminole.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Oklahoma Diabetes Association or Oklahoma Organ Sharing Network.

Jerry Harber

Services for Jerry W. Harber of Roff, husband of former Seminole resident, are pending with the Criswell Funeral Home in Ada.

Harber died Saturday, March 27, 2004, at the age of 52 in Arlington, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Doris Pool Ketchum of Seminole.

Harber is survived by his wife, Charesa Ketchem Harber of Roff, three children, Mike Harber, Jeff Harber and Amanda Bonner; and three stepchildren, Justin Cobb, Chare Cobb and Ashley Cobb.

Jerry Harber

Funeral services for Jerry W. Harber, spouse of former Seminole resident, were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Calvary Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Frank Trent officiating.

Services were under the direction of the Criswell Fuenral Home of Ada.

Harber died Saturday, March 27, 2004, at the age of 52 at a hospital in Arlington, Texas.

He was born Sept. 25, 1951, in Roff to Frank and Hester Rushing Harber.

He lived in the Ross area all of his life and attended Vanoss schools.

He married Charesa Ketchem on March 24, 1987 in Seminole.

He was an employee of Unimin Corp. as a loadout operator.

He was affiliated with the Pentecostal Holiness Church and was a retired volunteer fireman in Roff.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Hester Harber; two brothers, Arthur Harber and Ronnie Browning; two sisters, Joyce Harber and Mary Cannon and his mother-in-law, Doris Pool Ketchum.

He is survived by his wife, Charesa, of the home; three daughters, Amanda Bonner of Ada, and Chare Cobb and Ashly Cobb, both of the home; three sons, Mike Harber of Ada, Jeff Harber of Roff and Justin Cobb of Sulphur; six sisters, Carol Kirby of Stratford, Brenda Blankenship, Geneva Dodson and Donna Mathews, all of Ada, Bonnie Cross of Ponca City and Juanita McNeil of Homer; five brothers, Ed Harber of Kingston, Loyd Harber of Sulphur, Larry Harber and James Harber, both of Tecumseh and Dwight Harber of Bonham, Texas; and 11 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Steve Burrows, Gary Froemming, Rick Shaw, Luther White, Wayne Eldridge, Mike Bradley, Dave Rush and Eddie Thurman.

Honorary bearers were Red Garrison, Harold Shepard, Billy Easley, Blake Harber, Kade Harber, Brandon Benn, Triston Bonner and Derrick Manning.

J.N. Harber Jr.

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Joseph Newton "J.N." Harber Jr. were scheduled for Friday at 2 p.m. in Nowata.

Harber died July 18, 2004, in Janesville, Wis., at the age of 75.

Harber was born in Harber Hospital in Seminole, on Feb. 18, 1929, to J.N. and Meddie Harber.

He graduated Seminole High School in 1947, and then graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1952. Later in the 1950s, Harber received his master’s degree from Baylor University.

He went on to be a clinical psychiatrist, operating in private practice, before retiring.

Harber was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bill Harber; and his wife, Maxine Harber.

He is survived by a brother, Robert Harber, of Seminole; a sister, Ella Ruth Porter, of Duncan; and a daughter, Valerie Harber, of Wisconsin.

Pauline Hardin

Pauline Hardin died Tuesday, August 10, 2004. She was 64.

Hardin was born in Bengal, Okla., to Mr. Lester B. Mings and Mrs. Pearl Mings.

She was a life long resident of OKC and Maud.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Dot Ward.

She is survived by her husband, Auze Thomas Hardin of Maud; daughters Patty and Milton Risher of Satsuma, Ala., Pamela and David Dugger of Corinth, Texas, and Delores Sifford and Johnny of Morris; sons John and Sherry Hardin of Denton, Texas, Tony and Debbie Hardin of Maud, Michael Hardin of Maud, and Danny Hardin of Tecumseh.

Other survivors include brother, L.B. Mings; sisters Imogene Veach, Mary Frair, Dorene Henry and Linda Dawson; thirteen Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Fri., August 13, 2004 at Resthaven Funeral Chapel, Shawnee.

Albert Harjo

Albert Lee Harjo, a Wolf resident, passed away in his Wolf home on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, at the age of 81.

He was born on Aug. 7, 1923, in Sasakwa, to Joe and Minnie (Davis) Harjo.

He was reared in the Sasakwa area, attending school at Sasakwa Public Schools and Bacome College in Muskogee.

Harjo married Vera Mae Factor on April 12, 1944 in Wewoka.

Albert served in World War II, Company "M" 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Division.

After serving in the U.S. Army, he began employment with Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E), working there for 38 years until his retirement in 1984, due to his health.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Irene Coody and Edna Taylor; and one brother, Jimpsey Harjo.

Harjo is survived by his wife of the home; special niece whom he raised as a daughter, Denise Jesse of Konawa; great-nieces, Kaylee Fixico of Konawa and Crissy Jarrell of Racine, Wis.; three brothers, Jessie Harjo of Arkansas City, Kan., Eugene Harjo of Sasakwa, and Jimmy Joe Harjo of Konawa; one aunt, Cora Davis Harjo of Sasakwa; two sisters-in-law, Betty Jesse of Wolf and Francina Johnson of Seminole; two brothers-in-law, Ed Factor of Wolf and Timmy Factor Jr. of Shawnee; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Wake services are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka. The body will be taken to Spring Baptist Church on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. and the funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Rev. Frank Moppin and Rev. Billy Joe Harjo will officiate the services.

Interment will follow at the Wolf Cemetery in Wolf, under the directions of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be Dale Jesse, Rodney Factor, Rick Davis, Junior Coody, Herman Coody, and Randy Coody.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lee Puntka, Richard Harjo, Tommy Dale Jesse, Todd Jesse, and Bill Warden.

Donald Harjo

Funeral services for Donald Ray Harjo, 50, of Konawa, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at High Springs Baptist Church.

Rev. Houston Tiger will officiate. Burial will follow in Cosar Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wake services are planned for 7 p.m. both tonight and Wednesday at the church.

Harjo died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at his residence.

He was born Sept.22, 1953, in Shawnee, to Bobby and Willie May (Harjo) Thomas.

He worked in the oilfield and as a handyman and was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.

He married Rosie Lee Cosar on Dec. 29, 1984, in Konawa. She survives him, of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Keith Billie and Shawn Gibson; five daughters, Becky Pemberton, Wanda Coody, Tonya Chapman, Regina Bowlegs and Tisha Farmer; one sister, Paula Griffin; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Newman Harjo

Newman Harjo, 64, Bowlegs resident, died Friday, July 16, 2004, at Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole.

Funeral services were Tuesday at the Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church, in Wewoka, with Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Dorsey Nero, officiating.

Interment was in the Harjo Family Cemetery.

Wake services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel and at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

Harjo was born Nov. 26, 1939, to Marie (Powell) Tiger and Turner Harjo, and was raised by Lina Powell Harjo.

He attended the Jones Academy in Hartshorne.

He was a Baker and was employed by the Brocks Candy Factory in Oklahoma City.

He was a member of the Sand Creek Eufaula Church for many years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Newman Harjo Jr., one daughter; Delia Kay Harjo and one brother, John Harjo.

He is survived by seven children: Tony Harjo, Oklahoma City; Javon Harjo, Oklahoma City; Steven Harjo, Wetumka; Bruce Harjo, Wetumka; Paula Ortiz, Oklahoma City; Wanda Carrillo, Oklahoma City; and Ursurla Harjo, of Dallas, TX; the mother of his children, Mary Ann Larney; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; five brothers, Andrew Harjo, Seminole; Leo Tiger, Seminole, George Harjo, Oklahoma City; Richard Harjo, Seminole; and Jimmy Dean Harjo, Sr., Seminole; four sisters, Betty Tanyan, Sylvia Harjo, Donna Renton, all of Seminole; and Ramona Wolf, Holdenville.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Carrillo, William Snyder, Jr., Sammy Wheeler, Jr., Thomas Jones, Jr., Mark Harjo, and Robbie Wolf.

Honorary bearers will be Kirk Fye, Tom Jones, Sr., and Jimmy D. Harjo, Sr.

Stella Mae Harjo

Funeral services for mother of Wewoka resident Donna Harjo, Stella Mae Harjo, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Many Springs Baptist Church, Revs. Jimmy Anderson and Houston Tiger officiating.

Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home is handling services.

Harjo died on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, in the Oklahoma Heart Hospital. She was 71.

Harjo was born to Sarney and Emma (Bruner) George on March 1, 1933, in Hughes County.

The Rev. Arthur J. Bruner baptized her on June 4, 1943, at the age of 10.

She married Clemmie Harjo on Sept. 16, 1950, where they have made their home in Hughes County for 54 years.

Harjo sewed and crocheted many gifts for people.

Her parents; and two brothers, Benny and William George, preceded her in death.

Harjo is survived by her husband of the home; four sons, Vincent, Clemmie "Jr.", Tommy and Virgil Harjo, all of Holdenville; one daughter, Donna Harjo of Wewoka; two brothers, Henry Factor and Mose George; and four sisters, Nora Tiger, Liza Davis, Mary Lee Felicioni, all of Holdenville and Nellie Baldwin of Wetumka.

Pallbearers are scheduled to be Clemmie and William George, Victor Tiger, Stanley Factor, Cary and Dean Goforth.

Honorary pallbearers are Ronnie, Gregory, Rick and Gabe George, Chris Goforth, Glenn Isham, Brian and Christopher Factor, Leon McPerryman and Leo Fish Jr.

Obituary for Tammy Elizabeth Harjo

Funeral services for Holdenville resident, Tammy Elizabeth Harjo, are to be held 1:30 pm, Friday, March 12, 2004 at Many Springs Baptist Church in Holdenville with Reverend Tom Bear, Reverend Frank Moppin and Reverend Billy Joe Harjo officiating. Pallbearers are Steven Lowe, Russell Lowe, Amos Lovejoy, Fred Lovejoy, Johnny Harjo, Jr., and John Paul Cavatt. Honorary bearers are Raymond Watson, Jimmy Larney, Morris Lawrence and Anthony Harjo.

Tammy Elizabeth Harjo passed on to be with her Lord on March 9, 2004 at Carl Albert Hospital in Ada at the age of 28. She was born September 25, 1975 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Cheparney and Patsy Lowe Harjo. She lived in the Holdenville area all her life and graduated from Holdenville High School in May of 1994. Tammy held the President position in the HOSA club at Wes Watkins Technology Center where she was enrolled in the Medical Office Technology Program. Tammy worked as a Nurse’s Aid at Heritage Village Nursing Center for several years. Her hobbies were caring for her children and playing softball. She always had a good time and enjoyed laughing. Tammy was a member of Many Springs Baptist Church in Holdenville. She will be missed by her family and people that knew her. Preceding Tammy in death is her grandparents, Reverend Howard and Edna Lowe, and Amos and Liza Harjo, her sister, Vanessa Starr, her aunt, Anna Mae Bland, her uncle, Vernon Harjo, and her mother-in-law, Virginia Larney.

Survivors are husband, Charles "Chuck" Larney of the home; children, Desmond Larney, Zaydian Larney and newborn infant born March 7, 2004, Adonis Larney, all of the home; parents, Patsy and Cheparney Harjo of the home; sisters, Joyce Watson and husband, Raymond of Holdenville, Terri Harjo of Holdenville, Charlene Lawrence and husband, Morris, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Susan Harjo of Holdenville; paternal aunts, Tena Harjo of Oklahoma City, Alice Lowe of Holdenville, Jennie McDuff of Kendell, Texas, Christine Lovejoy of Holdenville, LaRue Martin of Holdenville, Noretta Bass of Texas, Mary Lou Harjo of Oklahoma City, Bonnie Mae Smith of Cleveland, Bernice Alexander of Glenpool, Pat Lowe of Holdenville; paternal uncles, Herman Harjo of Holdenville and James Lowe of Yeager; maternal aunts, Susan Barnett of Okmulgee andPolly Ann Harjo of Seminole; as well as several nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

Tammy Harjo

Funeral services Tammy Elizabeth Harjo, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 12 at the Many Springs Baptist Church in Holdenville with Revs. Tom Bear, Frank Moppin and Billy Joe Harjo officiating.

Services are under the direction of the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville.

Harjo died March 9, 2004, at Carl Albert Hospital in Ada at the age of 28.

She was born September 25, 1975, in Shawnee to Cheparney and Patsy Lowe Harjo.

She lived around the Holdenville area all her life and graduated from Holdenville High School in May of 1994.

Harjo held the President position in the HOSA Club at Wes Watkins Technology Center where she was enrolled in the Medical Office Technology Program.

She worked as a Nurse’s Aid at Heritage Village Nursing Center for several years.

Her hobbies were caring for her children and playing softball and always had a good time and enjoyed laughing.

Harjo was a member of Many Springs Baptist Church in Holdenville.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Rev. Howard and Edna Lowe, and Amos and Liza Harjo; one sister, Vanessa Starr; one aunt, Anna Mae Bland; one uncle, Vernon Harjo; and mother-in-law, Virginia Larney.

Harjo is survived by her husband, Charles "Chuck" Larney of the home; her children, Desmond Larney, Zaydian Larney and newborn infant, Adonis Larney, all of the home; parents, Patsy and Cheparney Harjo of the home; sisters, Joyce Watson, Susan Harjo and Terri Harjo, all of Holdenville, and Charlene Lawrence of Jacksonville, N.C.; Susie Harjo Clifft of Wewoka, aunts, Polly Ann Harjo of Seminole, Mary Lou Harjo and Tena Harjo of Oklahoma City, Alice Lowe, Pat Lowe, Christine Lovejoy and LaRue Martin, all of Holdenville, Susan Barnett of Okmulgee, Jennie McDuff of Kendell, Texas, Noretta Bass of Texas, Bonnie Mae Smith of Cleveland, Bernice Alexander of Glenpool; uncles, Herman Harjo of Holdenville and James; and other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Steven Lowe, Russell Lowe, Amos Lovejoy, Fred Lovejoy, Johnny Harjo, Jr., and John Paul Cavatt.

Honorary bearers are Raymond Watson, Jimmy Larney, Morris Lawrence and Anthony Harjo.

Dylan Isaiah Harjo

Funeral services for the infant son of Thomas Harjo and Andrea Little are to held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Green Leaf Missionary Baptist Church in Okemah.

Dylan Isaiah Harjo was born and died Sept. 1, 2004 at Carl Albert Indian Health Facility in Ada.

Rev. Billy Coon will officiate and pallbearers are Mark Little and Glen Harjo. Honorary bearers are Dave Little, Thomas Little, Edward Little, Edward Harjo, and Tommy Frank.

He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Cindy Harjo; great-grandparents, Cora Lowe; and Buster and Millie Little.

His survivors include his parents; sisters, Felicia and Alicia Harjo; brothers, Zachary and John Harjo, all of the home; grandparents, Newman Harjo of Holdenville, and Harvey and Wanda Little of Cromwell.

Raymond M. Harjo

Funeral services for former Shawnee resident Raymond M. Harjo, 84, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Cedar Creek Eufaula Indian Baptist Church in Konawa.

The family will be receiving friends and relatives Fri. from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Lawrence Funeral Home in Lawrence, Kan. A Drum service will be at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Resthaven Funeral Home in Shawnee.

Harjo died July 29, 2004 in Lawrence where he had been living. He was born Feb. 12, 1920 in Maud to Sumpsey K. and Retta Davis Harjo.

He retired after 30 years of federal civil service at Tinker Air Force Base. He worked as a production control specialist in industrial engineering.

Harjo attended Oklahoma City University for three years before entering into active duty in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII, serving from 1942 to 1945. He also served in the U.S. Air Force reserves during the Korean Conflict from 1950 to 1953.

He is a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. His Indian name is LMHV’HA’CO meaning "Crazy Eagle". He earned this name by virtue of his heroism, courage, and stamina while defending his country.

Harjo’s survivors include his brother’s children whom he became a father to. They are; daughter Sharyn McGirt Chino of Lawrence, Kan., four sons, George Lindsay McGirt of OKC, Robert Lee McGirt, Dean McGirt, Dale McGirt, and Cecil Rae McGirt, all of Shawnee.

Other survivors include sister Juanita Harjo Noon, Shawnee and brother Sampsey K. Harjo of Moore, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at the Harjo Family Cemetery in Konawa. Memorials may be made to Douglas County Hospice in care of Lawrence Funeral Chapel, 3821 W. Sixth Street, Lawrence, Kan. 66049.

Cliff Harris

Funeral services for Clifford Lee Harris of Seminole are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Fred Morrison and Jimmy Moreland will officiate.

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

Harris died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 7, 1965, in Wewoka, to O.D. and Mary Lou (Hopkins) Harris. He lived in Seminole County all his life.

He worked at several area nursing homes and as a pressman for The Seminole Producer.

He was a member of Lord’s Community Church.

He married Darla M. Moore on Oct. 21, 1991, in Seminole; she survives him, of the home.

Other survivors include his mother, Mary Lou Harris of Seminole; one son, Beau Lindsey, Shawnee; two daughters and a son-in-law, Tonya and Marshall Dillon, and Wynter Lindsey, all of Seminole; and three grandchildren, Matthew and Stefanye Dillon and Eric Smith.

He was also survived by a close friend, Chester Phillips, and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Harris was preceded in death by his father, O.D. Harris; and by his grandparents, Floyd and Lillie Harris and Audrey and Maggie Hopkins.

Pallbearers will include David Lucas, Tony O’Brien, Chet Phillips, Jerry Childers, Larry James and Terry James.

Honorary casketbearers are William Shuler, J.C. Simpkins, Thomas Lindsey, Mark Anderson and Steven Files.

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Juanita Lavell Harris

Services for Juanita Lavell Harris, of Wewoka, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Free Will Baptist Church in Wewoka, Rev. Lewis Cox officiating.

Stout-Phillips Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Harris died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at the Seminole Medical Center. She was 81.

Harris was born in Coalgate on April 3, 1923, to James Oscar and Martha Hendrix Linton.

Harris grew up in the Non and Coalgate area and attended school at Gerty.

She married James Harris Aug. 20, 1957.

Harris worked for a number of years at Holdenville General Hospital.

She also worked with her husband at Harris Electric.

Harris was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Wewoka.

Harris was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by her husband of Wewoka; daughter Sherry Wadlow of Wewoka; son Richard Harris of Midwest City; and sister Wilma Ellis of Memphis, Tenn.

Pallbearers for Harris are Fred Poe, John Linton, John Wellington, J.D. Wellington, J.W. Thornton, Floyd Wellington, Donnie Shaffer, and Rocky Harris.

Charles E. Harrison

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Charles E. Harrison are set for 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at Yeager Cemetery in Hughes County, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Anthony Wood will officiate the service.

Harrison died on Jan. 22, 2004, at the Seminole Medical Center, at the age of 84.

He was born on Jan. 8, 1920 in Pecan Grove, to William and Fannie Mae (Freeman) Harrison, and attended Pecan Grove Schools.

On June 27, 1962, he married Ethel Gertrude Harrison in Ada.

He was a veteran of World War II and later retired from farm labor.

He had lived in Wewoka since 1985.

Harrison was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, five sisters and two brothers.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Wilbanks Harrison

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Wilbanks Harrison will be at 11 a.m. on Mon. at the Methodist Church of Wewoka. Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Dr. John May will be officiating the service.

Harrison, 84, died at McAlester Regional Hospital on Aug. 20, 2004. He was born on Oct. 24, 1919 in a log cabin on Salt Creek in southern Seminole County.

He graduated from Sasakwa High School in 1939 and attended Oklahoma State University and East Central University, where he played baseball.

He married Marydale Swoveland in 1941. Harrison served in the U.S. Army as a self-defense instructor during World War II and with the 45th in Korea.

Harrison worked for the U.S. Postal Service before opening Harrison Insurance Company in Wewoka.

He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the First United Methodist Church, and served many years as president of the Wewoka Chamber of Commerce.

As an avid sports fan he announced Wewoka High School football games for KWSH radio. He loved the game of golf and had served for many years on the Pokkecetu Golf Tournament committee.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 61 years; his two parents; two brothers, Lotus and T.G. Harrison; and a sister-in-law, Edra June Harrison.

His survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Bailey W. and Karen Harrison of McAlester; three grandsons, Michael, Tom, and John Harrison of McAlester; a niece and her family, Debbie McElheney of Wakefield, Kan.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The pallbearers will be Dr. F.E. Smith, Jimmie Bigham, Gary VanLaningham, Vic Kennemer, Al Beavers, and Terry Mantooth.

Honorary pallbearers are Randy Chaney, Fred Lacquement, Bob Patterson, Phil Brown, Eddie Colbert, James Harrod, J.M. Windel, and the members of the Wewoka Golf Association.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Wewoka New Golf Shop Building Fund, P.O. Box 1557, Wewoka, Okla. 74884.

Mary Ann Hart

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Mary Ann Hart are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka. Rev. L. R. Drinkwater of Redeemed Missionary Baptist Church in Oklahoma City will officiate.

Burial is set to follow at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka. Arrangements are being handled by Myers Mortuary.

Hart died Saturday Dec. 25, 2004, at Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was 75.

Born to Wister West, Sr. and Nora (Daniels) West on Oct. 20, 1929, in Wetumka, she was a resident of Seminole County most of her life.

Hart attended grade school at Wisner School in Wetumka and graduated from Douglass High School in Wewoka in 1948.

She then attended Langston University for two years studying business administration.

Hart later went to Bertha’s Beauty College and received her license in cosmetology.

For 36 years, Hart ran her own beauty shop, Mary’s Beauty Shop, in Wewoka, was a member of the Oklahoma Beauty Culture League and the Oklahoma Cosmetology Association.

She also worked at Oakridge Nursing Home as a janitorial supervisor, until her health began to fail.

Hart joined St. Paul Baptist Church and later moved her membership to Macedonia Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and one sister.

Hart is survived by two sons, Douglas Hart, Jr. of Oklahoma City and Kenneth Hart of Wewoka; one daughter, Eloise Glover of Oklahoma City; one brother, Ivory E. Moore, Sr. of Oklahoma City; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Russ Hart

Funeral services for DISA Goff President Russ Hart of Tecumseh, were scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the Cooper Funeral Chapel.

Services were under the direction of the Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Hart died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at the age of 57 in Oklahoma City.

He was born Aug. 17, 1946, in Elk City to Duard William and Evelyn Christine (Dennett) Hart.

He attended school at Del City, graduating in 1964.

He also graduated from Central State University in 1972.

He served two years in the United States Army during Vietnam.

He grew up in Del City and had lived in Tecumseh since 1980.

He married Jerilyn Bewley in Del City on June 5, 1965.

He worked for DISA Goff for 24 years and for the last two years, he had served as president.

He enjoyed fishing, scuba diving, traveling, woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Danny Hart.

He is survived by his wife, Jerilyn Hart of the home, one son, Russ "Rusty" Hart Jr. of St. Mary’s Ga. one daughter, Tamara Hendrix and husband, Chad of Yukon; grandchildren, children of Carol and Rick Haley, Devin Haley and Meagan Haley, both of Earlsboro and Maegan Haley and Erika Haley, both of Shawnee; one brother, Lanny Hart and wife, Karen of Moore; one niece, Ashley Hart of Moore and one nephew, Andy Hart of Moore.

Donations may be made to a college fund set up for his grandchildren, in care of BancFirst.

Leon W. Hartley

Memorial services with military honors for former Seminole County resident Leon W. Hartley of Lubbock, Texas are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Sanders Memorial Chapel in Lubbock, Texas.

Rev. Ken Horn will be officiating. Cremation will be under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home.

The family will be receiving friends from 5 – 6 p.m. Wednesday at Sanders Funeral Home.

Hartley died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004 at his residence in Lubbock. He was born Dec. 31, 1922 in Madill to Frank and Nelia Hartley.

He married Virgie M. Housdon Feb. 6, 1943 in Shawnee. Hartley graduated from Prairie View High School in Earlsboro. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II and a Purple Heart recipient.

Hartley was a member of the American Legion Post 7 and was retired from Texas Tech University.

His parents preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife; son L.G. Hartley and wife Anna of Barstow, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Jay Hartley, Christy Hartley and Lisa Hartley.

The family suggests memorials to VistaCare Hospice of Lubbock, Texas.

Vera Heard

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Vera Mae Heard, of Konawa, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 at the Vamoosa Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Vallandingham.

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

Heard died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, at the age of 74 at her home in Konawa.

She was born Jan. 29, 1930, in Sasakwa to Lonnie Farlin Baker and Hattie Lou (Cooley) Baker.

She was an associate for Wal Mart Super Center in Ada for several years as well as an employee for Coast to Coast in Konawa.

Heard was a longtime resident of the Vamoosa/ Konawa area and a member of Vamoosa Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, William Triver Heard Jr.; and three brothers, Clyde, Charles and Doug Baker.

She is survived by one son, Dennis Heard of Konawa; one daughter, Imogene Meadows of Tecumseh; one brother, Wallace Baker of Bakersfield, Calif.; one sister, Yvonne Williamson of Snowflake, Ariz.; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

William ‘Bill’ Enloe Heath

Services will be held for William "Bill" Enloe Heath at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Seminole, with Rev. Gary O. Wilburn officiating.

Heath was born July 1, 1925 to Pearl Mae (Hixon) and William Enloe Heath, Sr. in Holdenville. He died July 30, 2004 at his home in Seminole.

He attended school in Holdenville and graduated with the class of 1943. He received his BME in 1950 and MME from the University of Oklahoma.

Heath served in the United States Navy during World War II from June 28, 1943 to Feb. 14, 1946. He was a radioman on the USS LST 222 serving in Korea, Japan, and the Solomon Islands.

In December 1950 he married Wilma Iretta Nicar of Wetumka and they were married for 51 years before her death.

While attending OU, Heath was a member of the Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band. He took great pride in being a charter member of the OU Band Alumni Association, which gave him the opportunity to continue to march in Owen Stadium each year at the homecoming football game, even at the age of 78 in October 2003.

The Heath family often times would have the most members present in the Alumni Band at the OU homecoming games. Their son Ron, and daughters Ramona and Rita, were also members of the Pride (1970s), as well as Ron’s son Christopher Heath, a 2002 Pride member.

Heath served as high school band director and choir director in Wetumka, Chandler, Holdenville, Nowata, and Meeker.

He retired from Meeker High School in 1986 but went to teach band part-time in Jones, Bowlegs, Maud, and was the assistant band director with the McLoud High Band at the age of 72.

His talents were also shared through the music of church choirs in several communities. He has touched many lives through music.

Heath was a devoted member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, having received his 50-year membership award in 2002. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for Outstanding and Meritorious Service to Oklahoma Masonry, in November 2002.

In 2001, he was selected as Mr. Mason for the Meeker Lodge. He served as Worshipful Master in Holdenville, Wetumka, Nowata, and Meeker.

His father, two sons, and a grandson are perpetual members in the Holdenville chapter. Through his dedicated lectures over the years, countless men enjoy the fellowship of Masonry.

He was an avid golfer who spent many hours perfecting his game. Heath had an extensive collection of golf trophies that he had won over the years.

Heath loved to dance and play cards whether it be Bridge, Pinochle, or Chicken-Foot. He thoroughly enjoyed life.

He found love again in Dorothy Morgan. They were married in May of 2004. She helped him celebrate each of his final days on the dance floor, golf course, and in church activities. Bill and Dorothy were members of the First United Methodist Church of Seminole, where they had been married.

He is survived by his loving wife of two months, Dorothy (Morgan) Heath of the home; two daughters, Ramona Rowland and her husband Harold of Bartlesville, and Rita Ann Heath of OKC; a son, William E. III (also known as Bill/Dub) and his wife Sherri (Randall) Heath of Meeker.

Additional survivors include; an aunt and uncle, Mildred and Phillip Parks of Seminole; Heath’s grandchildren, Christopher Heath of Norman, Julie Heath of Chickasha, William Heath IV and Diana Heath of Meeker, and Lynn Rowland of Bartlesville; a sister-in-law, Wanda and her husband Calvin Howarth of Holdenville; a brother-in-law, Jack and his wife Pat Nicar of Tulsa; and several nieces and nephews.

Also surviving are Dorothy’s children; Drs. Meredith and Richard Wamsley and their children, Josh, Matthew and Elizabeth Wamsley of Darien, Ill., Sharon and David Cunningham of Rowlett, Texas, their son Tommy and Kelli Cunningham of Norman, Robert and Linda Cunningham of Coppell, Texas, Deborah and Vic Doray and their sons Ben and Dan of Oklahoma City.

Heath was proceeded in death by his first wife, Wilma Iretta (Nicar) Heath; a son, Ron Dale Heath; a daughter, Rebecca Lynn Heath; and his parents, William E. Sr. and Pearl Heath.

Burial will follow the services at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Masonic Charities Foundation, the American Cancer Society, or the Oklahoma University Foundation Band Scholarship Fund.

Charles Heisler

Graveside services for Seminole County native, Charles Heisler, of Albuquerque, NM, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26 at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

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

Heisler died Monday, June 21, 2004, at the age of 64 at Albuquerque Regional Hospital in Albuquerque, NM.

He was born May 9, 1940, to the late M.L. and Vannie Jordan Heisler, former Wewoka residents.

Ronnie Dean Hendryx

Services for Ronnie Hendryx, a long time Seminole resident, will be held on Wednesday 2p.m. at First Baptist Church. Rev. David McDougal and Rev. Allen Wood will be officiating.

He died July 17, 2004 at Seminole Medical Center. He was born in Seminole on Oct. 13, 1951 to Clyde Edward Hendryx and Mary Imogene (Fleming). Hendryx married Lois Marie (Fowler) on Nov. 10, 1972 in Seminole and owned / operated Hendryx Trucking.

He served in the Army in Vietnam where he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. Hendryx was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and had coached Little League baseball.

Surviving are wife Lois, daughters Holly and Carrie, son Jason, and special nephew Josh Torres, all of the home; mother Mary Imogene, brothers Mike, Jeff, and Scott of Seminole; sisters Susan Kelley of Edmond and Lori Cruce of Seminole; sister-in-law Gayla Melton of Seminole; nieces and nephews Shelly & Josh McCutcheon of Seminole, Melanie Hendryx of Tulsa, Brad & Carissa Hendryx of Seminole, Sarah & Clint Tooley of Seminole, Megan Book of Seminole, Ashleigh Torres of Seminole, Andria Torres of Seminole, Mary Alice Kelley of Edmond, Charles Kelley of Edmond; as well as 12 great nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by father Clyde Edward Hendryx; son Shane Dean; and brother-in-law Charles Kelley.

Mr. Hendryx will be buried at Maple Grove Cemetery, with Swearington Funeral Home arranging the details.

Pallbearers for the services will be John Kramer, Dale Auld, Ronnie Conner, William Adcock, Jerry Sutton, Scott Barnett, and Wayne Babb. Honorary bearers include Don Stuart, Dennis DeShields, Garry Kiker, and Jerald Coym.

Sheron Hendryx

Memorial services for former Seminole County resident, Sheron Cain Hendryx are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at the Wewoka Church of Christ.

Hendryx died April 20, 2004, at the age of 59 in San Antonio, Texas.

She was born Oct. 12, 1945, to Harvey and Bonnie Cain.

Hendryx is the mother of two, Keli and Staci Hendryx and sister to Hershel Cain, Carroll Cain, Raymond Cain, Reba Terrell and Jane Resler.

She also has numerous relatives and friends.

Anna Mae Henry

Funeral services for Seminole resident Anna Mae Henry were held today at 2 p.m. at Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church with Rev. Ellison Philips and Rev. Jimmy Anderson officiating.

Interment took place at Middle Creek #2 Church Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Henry died Sept. 18, 2004. She was born on Jan. 31, 1918 to Alex Walker and Annie Harjo in Wewoka.

She left Oklahoma in 1941 and moved to California where she worked and lived until she returned in 1983. She married Joseph Henry in the early 1970’s.

Henry worked as a nurse at a nursing home in California for 13 years. She served as a Women’s Leader at Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; daughter, Mary Jane McGee; three brothers, Jimmy Walker Sr., Terry Walker, and Dave Walker; four sisters, Izora Bruner, Susie Harjo, Liza Walker-Harjo, and Katie Walker-Tiger.

She is survived by her brother Robert Walker of Holdenville; sister Irene Bailey of Wewoka; one grandson; one granddaughter; eight great-grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.

Acting as pallbearers for the services were Glen Harjo, Gene Harjo, Jerry Walker, Alvin Walker, Matt Yerby, and Anthony Harjo. The honorary pallbearers were David Ellis, David Proctor, Kenna Harjo, Charley Bailey, and Don Bailey.

Betty Hicks

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident, Betty Hicks are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 29 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Guy Cagle officiating.

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

Hicks died Sunday, May 23, 2004, at the age of 79 in Grandforks, N.D.

She was born June 24, 1924, in Oklahoma City to Lloyd Edgar Foudray and Rhoda Lelis Harrison.

She was married to Glen Hicks who preceded her in death May 6, 1973.

She was a longtime Seminole resident before moving to Grandforks, N.D. six years ago.

Hicks worked at several former auto dealerships in Seminole

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Faulkner of Shawnee and Deborah Gunderson of Grandforks, N.D.; one sister, Dorothy Jarnigan of Oklahoma City and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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Marcous Hill Sr.

Funeral services for Lima resident Marcous Hill Sr. are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday in the Earl M. Temple Memorial Chapel under the direction of Temple and Sons Funeral Directors, Inc. of Oklahoma City.

Interment is to follow services at Hillcrest Memory Gardens in Spencer.

Hill died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004. He was born in Maud July 29, 1921 to Robert and Willie Garrett Davidson and was raised by his uncle and aunt, John and Ethel Hill.

He was the Director of Maintenance for the City of Lima and served in the United States Armed Forces.

Hill’s parents, uncle, aunt and sister Lila Osbourne preceded him in death.

His survivors include his wife Mayor Tammy Hill and their three children, Marcous Jr., Christian and Ashley.

Donna Hilton

Graveside services for former Seminole resident, Donna Sue Hilton, of Oklahoma City were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 2 with Rev. W.F. Crow officiating.

Interment will follow at the Dale Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home in Tecumseh.

Hilton died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at the age of 55 in Oklahoma City.

She was born July 22, 1948, in Shawnee to Dwight Thompson and Charlene Rose (Parsons) Roberson.

She was a 1967 graduate of Seminole High School and attended business college in Oklahoma City.

She lived in Shawnee until she was 12 years of age, moving to Seminole until 1968.

She then moved to Oklahoma City where she has resided since 1968.

Hilton worked with the Department of Human Services for 20 years before retiring.

She was a member of the Baptist Church and enjoyed collecting antique tea pots and playing bingo.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by one son, Robert Roberson of Oklahoma City, one daughter, Melisa Lemke of Oklahoma City, two sisters, Patricia Phillips of Ada and Jennifer Keefer of Norman; two brothers, Melvin Roberson of Harrah and Phillip Roberson of Oklahoma City; and numerous other family members.

Neva B. Himes

Memorial services are scheduled for former longtime Seminole resident Neva B. Himes for 10 a.m. Thursday at University Village in Tulsa.

Interment is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery under the direction of Freeman-Harris Funeral Home of Tulsa.

Himes, 97, died Nov. 30, 2004 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. She was born March 7, 1907 at Marsden to William and Cordelia Bollen.

She grew up in Marsden and Guthrie and in 1928 married Byron Ervyl Himes. They moved to Seminole in 1931 where they were active members of The First United Methodist Church for many years.

Neva taught school in Seminole and later worked for Amerada Petroleum Company. Her husband died in 1992 and she moved to University Village in Tulsa in 1994. She loved people and will be missed by her many friends in Tulsa, Seminole and elsewhere.

She is survived by two sons, Joe W. Himes and his wife Erma who live in Roanoke, Va., and Gerald G. (Jerry) Himes and his wife Johnna of Tulsa.

Himes also has five grandchildren: Janis Snyder and Jamie Ward of Tulsa, Dr. Joe E. Himes of Clever, Mo., Kendall Preas and Kerry Irvin of Roanoke, Va.; a favorite sister-in-law, Kathryn Myles of Spokane, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews. Seven great-grandchildren also survive her.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be directed to University Village, 8555 S. Lewis, Tulsa.

Ronald Hitchcock

Graveside services for Ronald Wayne Hitchcock, husband of a former Seminole resident, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Rev. Nolan Sluder and Donnie Linde will officiate the service under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Hitchcock died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at the age of 53 at his home in Tecumseh.

He was born Oct. 16, 1951, in Tulsa to Clyde A. Hitchcock and Bobbie Ruth (Marsh).

He graduated from Norman High School in 1969 and from Seminole Junior College.

He moved to Tecumseh from Norman in 1973.

He married Lana Colette (Hack) Hitchcock, from Seminole, on Aug. 4, 1973 in Shawnee.

Hitchcock worked as a clerk for Phillips 66, worked for Kayo Oil Company and McDonald’s Corporation.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde A. Hitchcock and stepfather, Bob Linde.

He is survived by his mother, Bobbie Ruth Linde of Tulsa; wife, Lana Hitchcock, of the home; three sons, John William Hitchcock of Ponca City and Sky Kaylon Hitchcock and Aaron Thomas Hitchcock, both of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Donald Linde of Tulsa and Robert Linde Jr. of Dallas, Texas; four sisters, Sondra Bostwick of Norman, Peggy Hoppensted of Dallas, Texas, Hazel Cox of Seattle Wash., and Janet Tyler of Tulsa; and six grandchildren.

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.

James Holland

Memorial services for former longtime Seminole resident, James Leroy Holland are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20 in Midwest City at the Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home located at 8805 NE 23rd Street in Oklahoma City.

Graveside services will be held at Resthaven Memorial Cemetery in Seminole at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, under the direction of the Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home in Midwest City.

He died March 16, 2004, at the age of 63 at Midwest Medical Center in Midwest City.

He was born Feb. 26, 1941, in Vinita to Raymond and Alice (Risenhoover) Holland.

He married Patricia Ann Holland, his wife of 40 years, on Sept 7, 1963 in Seminole

He was a 1959 graduate of Seminole High School and worked for the Seminole Producer from 1955-1959.

He Retired from Tinker Air Force Base after 37 years and from the Oklahoma National Guard, Seminolue Unit after 27 years.

He was a Seminole Boy Scout Leader for 13 years, Seminole Little League baseball coach and commissioner for six years and introduced the use of the pitching machine to T-ball.

Holland was a charter member of the Seminole Evening Lions Club.

He is survived by two children, Robert Jay Holland and Chris Holland; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; two brothers, Chester Holland and Dennis Holland; and one sister, Patricia Price.

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Viola Holloway

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Viola M. Holloway of Wewoka are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, April 5 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. B.G. Renfro officiating.

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

Holloway died Thursday, April 1, 2004, at the age of 60 at Integris Baptist Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 19, 1943, in Wetumka to Ollie Jack and Carrie M. Holloway.

She attended school at Douglas Schools in Wewoka where she lived most of her life.

She served as an advisor for Boys and Girls Club, Band Booster at Wewoka High School, Cub Scout leader, Member of NAACP, voter registration, civic organizer and was a member of several civic organizations.

Holloway was employed by the Wewoka Public Schools for 33 years.

She served on the Missionary Board at Park United Methodist and also as church clerk.

Holloway later joined the First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary.

She was married to Martin C. Holloway.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Martin C. Holloway of the home, two sons, Calvin Holloway of Austin, Texas and Mike Holloway of Oklahoma City; three daughters, Juanita Holloway of Richardson, Texas, Vernita Holloway of Oklahoma City and Janice Mitchell of Guthrie; four brothers, Joe Minter and Kenny Minter, both of Pal Alto, Calif., Robert Minter of Los Angeles, Calif. and James Minter of Oklahoma City; and one sister, Laura Stephens of Oklahoma City.

Bruce L. Hood

Bruce Lamont Hood, 68, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at Haskell County Hospital in Stigler.

He was born in Ada to Norma Hood and John Preston Hood.

He was the nephew of Louise Lamont. Both his mother and aunt were beloved schoolteachers at Seminole High School.

An authority on the philosophy, history, and practice of teaching, he was a Professor of Education at the University of Connecticut for more than 20 years.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, where he was also an Assistant Professor of Education.

He was a visiting instructor at Kansas State University and a Professor of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles, before joining the University of Connecticut faculty in 1967.

Retiring in 1990, he returned to his native Oklahoma, living in Seminole and Norman, before settling in Stigler seven years ago.

He is survived by his children, Susan Rae Hood of Hartford, Conn., Jeffrey Lamont Hood of Galt, Calif., and James Bradley Hood of Homer, Ark.; grandsons Jacob and Aaron Hood of Galt, Calif.; half-siblings John David Hood, Jim Hood, and Patsy Jeffress, all of Colorado; and cousins Jack, Kent, and Janine (nee) Lamont.

He was predeceased by his parents and aunt.

As he requested, there was no memorial service.

Ester Horn

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Ester Geraldine Horn are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 16 at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating.

Interment will follow services at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole, under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Horn passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, in Oklahoma City at the age of 73.

She was born November 20, 1930 in Holdenville to Burt Green and Mollie Roberts Green, she remained in the area all her life.

She attended Gum Springs Schools and on March 3, 1951 she married George Houston Horn, who preceded her in death on May 6, 2002.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; one sister, Peggy Hale; and three brothers, Buddy Green, Jan Green and Jimmy Green.

Survivors include two sons, Jack Horn of Seminole and George Leon Horn of Wewoka; three daughters, Carol Miller of Tulsa, Ruby Todd Turlock, Calif. and Berniece Crane of Tacoma, Wash.; two sisters, Edna Conley and Johnnie Gatewood, both of Holdenville; and one brother, L.G. Green of Holdenville.

Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Ora "Pickens" Horn

Private Family graveside services for Wewoka resident Ora Horn, 96, will be held 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Holdenville Cemetery with Johnny Hinton officiating.

Interment will be at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Ora "Pickens" Horn died Sept. 11, 2004 at Boyce Manor Nursing Home. She was born on April 14, 1908 to Mr. and Mrs. Cass Pickens in Yale County, Ark.

Horn was raised in Yale County, Ark. where she attended school. She married Herbert Horn on Oct. 31, 1938 and they returned to Wewoka in 1946 where she lived until the time of her death.

Her parents, husband, two brothers, and three sisters precede her in death.

Son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Linda Horn of Midwest City; sister Lovie Dean of Holdenville; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends survive her.

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Raymond Hoskison

Graveside funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Raymond Earl Hoskison are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Little Cemetery.

Brent Hoskison will officiate. Burial will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Hoskison died early today at Seminole Estates Nursing Center.

He was born March 18, 1911, in Ringland, to Samuel and Nancy (Rose) Hoskison.

He worked in construction and drove a school bus for Strother School.

He retired from the City of Seminole street department.

He married Vera Lillian Parr on July 17, 1933, in Duncan; she died Aug. 15, 1997.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include one daughter, Jean Orrell, Seminole; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent on-line at www.swearingen-funeralhome.com.

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Opal House

Graveside services for Seminole County native, Opal House of Baton Rouge are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2 at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka with Rev. Dennis House officiating under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Visiting was at 10 a.m. at the Bethel Temple Assembly of God Church and from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 at the Welsh Funeral Home, both in Louisiana.

House died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at the age of 82 at Sherwood Manor in Baton Rouge, La.

She was born in Wewoka and later married Frank M. House.

She was a member of Bethel Temple Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank M. House in 1969.

She is survived by two daughters, Christine House and Bobbie Bonds; one son, Dennis House Sr.; one sister, Lorene Whitlock; eight grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren.

Kathy Householder

Graveside services for Seminole County resident, Kathy Sue Householder of Wewoka are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 2004, at the Cummings Cemetery in Maud with Bro. Steve Martin officiating.

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

Householder died Sunday, June 20, 2004, at the age of 43 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born July 30, 1961, in Wynnewood to Alfred Curtis Householder and Alice Mae (Owen) Householder.

She attended the Church of Christ in Seminole and Wewoka.

She moved to Wewoka 10 years ago from Kingfisher.

She was preceded in death by her father in 1998.

She is survived by her mother, Alice Householder of Maud; two brothers, Danny Householder of Oklahoma City and Daryl Householder of Maud.

Clifton Houser

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Clifton Augustus Houser, of Wewoka, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at the Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Delmar Hume and Larry Jones officiating.

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

Houser died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at the age of 90 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born April 20, 1913, in Royal, Ark. to Charlie Riley and Roxey Rosella (Echols) Houser.

He moved to Wewoka in 1927, where he attended Sams School.

He married Dortha Jane Moreland on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 1935 at Wewoka.

He worked as a farmer and was a bus driver for the Butner School System from the late 40s to the early 50s, before going to work for the Coca-Cola Bottling Company.

He retired from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation Division in 1978.

He was a member of Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church, north of Wewoka, where he was saved and baptized in 1934.

He served as church trustee for several years and as a Sunday school teacher from the 1950s to the late 1990s.

He was selected Cattleman of the Year in 1997 by the Seminole County Cattlemen Association.

He volunteered at the Wewoka Sorghum Days Festival for 24 years, feeding cane into the sorghum mill.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Roxey Houser Keys; step-father, Jim Keys; one great grandson, Bryce Maylen; six brothers, Roy Houser, H.C. "Pete" Keys, Leslie Houser, W.K. "Rusty" Houser, Milton Keys and Luther Keys; and two sisters, Lois Sullivan and Mada Factor.

Houser is survived by his wife, Dortha Jane Houser and his son, Dan Hosuer and wife, Phyllis of Wewoka; one daughter, June Tate and husband, Burney of Lima, Peru; one sister, Ernestine Payne of Tecumseh; three sisters-in-law, Gertrude Houser of Moore, Birdie Houser of Denison, Texas and Virginia Houser of Ulysess, Kan.; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons and great-grandsons, Steven Tate, Stanley Tate, Butch Houser, Breven Williams, Troy Tate, Travis Tate and Riley Maylen.

Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church.

A memorial fund has been set up in the name of Clifton A. Houser at the Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1318, Wewoka, 74884.

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James Howard

Graveside funeral services for James Franklin Howard, 69, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the family cemetery at Little River Mission.

Redmond Wolf Sr. will officiate. Burial will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Howard died March 2 at his home at Little River Mission.

He was born July 8, 1934 in Spanish Fort, Texas, to Wheeler Thomas and Jessie Evelyn (Fox) Howard.

He served in the US Navy and moved to Seminole County 12 years ago from Midland, Texas.

He was a retired oilfield worker and a member of First Baptist Church in Midland.

He was also a member of the Moose and Elks lodges.

His wife, Marjorie, died Feb. 14, 1995.

He is also preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include one son, Jesse Thomas Howard of Levelland, Texas, and four grandchildren.

Thurman Howell

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Thurman Edward Howell are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23 at the Church of Christ at Little, north of Seminole.

Rusty Dawson will officiate the services.

Interment will follow at the Pontotoc Cemetery in Pontotoc.

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

Howell died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at the age of 91 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

He was born June 27, 1912, in Honey Grove, Texas to Theodore Melton Howell and Birdie Lee (Atkinson) Howell.

He married Velma Lee (Whelchel) Howell on Aug. 20, 1940, in Ada.

Howell retired from Ideal Cement Plant in Ada in 1960 and moved from Roff to Seminole in 1974.

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

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Velma Lee (Whelchel) Howell of the home; three daughters, Thurma Nell Howell and Carol Fay Howell, both of Seminole and Shirley Ann (Howell) Crawford of Edmond; one sister, Ima Fay Decker of Denver, Colo.; four grandchildren, Ron, Robert and Blake Crawford and Shoba (Howell) Lindsey; and seven great grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Ron, Robert and Blake Crawford, Gary Lindsey, James and John Whelchel.

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Mildred Hudson

Funeral services for Seminole County native, Mildred Hudson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, March 18 at Guardian West Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Sunny Lane Cemetery.

Hudson died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at the age of 88.

She was born July 1, 1915, in Konawa.

She was a wonderful homemaker and caretaker for her friends and family.

She enjoyed spending her time gardening, cooking and sewing.

She was a fun person with a contagious laugh that became infections to everyone around her.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Wesley J. Hudson; her parents, one sister and three brothers.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Johnston; one granddaughter; two great grandchildren; and other family and friends.

Donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Billie Hughes

Funeral services for Billie Hughes will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Ralph Jones and Drew Issacs officiating. Interment will follow at the Little Cemetery.

Hughes, 72, died on Aug. 20, 2004 in Seminole. She was born in Jackson, Miss. on March 12, 1932 to Frank Quincy and Louise (Fleming) Street.

She moved to Seminole in 1933 from Casa Grande, Ariz. She married Kirby Hughes and had been a nurse’s assistant doing home health until her illness.

Hughes was of the Baptist faith, attended the Heritage House, and was a member of the Bridge club.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brothers Knovis and Gerald Street.

Her survivors include sons Ronald Krapf of Seminole, Michael Turner of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Alvin Turner of Buckeye, Ariz.; daughter Sharon Haldane of Seminole; brother Frank Street of Kokomo, Ind.

Additional survivors include seven sisters, Nan Fowler and Jan Lewis of Seminole, Pauline Dees of Phoenix, Ariz., Mary Jones of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Linda Walker of Gilbert, Ariz., Sandy Lydon of Phoenix, Ariz., Judith Vezie of Casa Grande, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.

The casket bearers are Michael E. Turner, Ronald C. Krapf, Davis LeFevre, Bobby Douthit, Tom Fowler, and Kyle Kean.

Honorary bearers will be Patrick Turner and David Haldane.

Geraldine Hughes

Services for long time Seminole resident Geraldine Hughes are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. David McDougal officiating.

Hughes died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at the Seminole Medical Center. She was 80.

She was born Sept. 4, 1924, in Watonga to Numerous Foster and Lucy.

Hughes was married to Lester "Bill" Hughes for 61 years.

She was a homemaker and attended the Freewill Baptist Church in Seminole.

Hughes was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Harold Hughes.

She is survived by her husband of the home; sons Steve Hughes of Seminole and Jerry Hughes of Edmond; a half-brother, Jack Foster of Tecumseh; and two half-sisters.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the funeral home website at www.-swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Ruby Hughes

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Ruby Helen Hughes of Tulsa, were scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 at the Floral Haven Chapel in Broken Arrow with Revs. Bill Keele and Herman Johnson officiating.

Interment will follow at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Floral Haven Funeral Home and Cemetery.

Hughes died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at the age of 90 in Tulsa.

She was born Jan. 15, 1914, in Indianola to Paris Spencer Wells and Della Mae Brown.

She married William J. Hughes Jr. in Jan. 1950, who preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker.

Hughes lived in Wewoka for 28 years, from 1949-1977 before moving to Tulsa to be near her sons.

She is survived by Park B. York of Broken Arrow and Charles W. York of Tulsa; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

Jerry Allen Hunt

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Jerry Allen Hunt are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka, with Rev. E.G. Bert of Saint Stephens Baptist Church.

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

Hunt, 53, died Oct. 13, 2004 at Presbyterian Tower in Oklahoma City. He was born in Nobletown Community on Aug. 3, 1951 to Dewey and Repol (Hill) Hunt.

He attended Johnson Grove Schools before attending and graduating in 1969 from Wewoka High School. While in high school he played football, basketball, and ran track.

After high school he attended Eastern College in Wilburton for two years, followed by two years at Northeastern College in Tahlequah. Hunt graduated with a bachelor of science degree in education.

Hunt worked for OXY-USA, Inc. for 30 years as a procurement coordinator in the field of oil and gas.

He was a member of Community Baptist Church of Liberal, Kan. Hunt also was a member of Oklahoma Prince Hall F and AM of Oklahoma Jurisdiction, Livingston Lodge #175.

His parents and three brothers, Wilford Cain, Marlin Cain, and Herbert, Jr. preceded him in death.

He is survived by wife Lynn Hunt of the home; daughter Je’Bree Allyn Hunt of Oklahoma City; brothers, Dewey of Mocksville, N.C., Elgin Wayne of San Antonio, Texas, Dailton of Crescent, Paul Dexter of Okarche, Randy Francisco of Oklahoma City, Dandy Francisco of Austin, Texas, Barry Keith of Wewoka, and Llewllyn of Tulsa.]

In addition are sisters Lena Shaw of Oklahoma City and Sharon Kay Hunt of Ft. Valley, Ga.

James E. Hutton

Funeral services for Seminole resident James Edward "Jim" Hutton are scheduled for 2 p.m. at Immanuel Fellowship Church, 3103 SH 3 North.

Interment is to follow services at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Shawnee under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

At 6:01 a.m. Nov. 5, 2004 in Oklahoma City the Lord Jesus Christ came to take his good and faithful servant James Edward "Jim" Hutton home.

Jim was born June 7, 1944 in Maud to Josephine Marie (Walker) Hutton and Earl Hutton.

He married Dee Ann (Huber) Hutton Jan. 8, 1960 in Sulfur. Their first home was in Ada and they later moved to Seminole in 1965 where they have lived for the past 39 years. Jim was retired from the Army National Guard after serving 24 years. He worked for Republic Supply Company, Industrial Supply and Arrow Pump and Supply Company, and he worked for Sears until his health problems arose.

Jim was a member of the Immanuel Fellowship Church for 20 years and he served as an elder for the past 14 years. He was one of the first members when Immanuel was founded.

He has also devoted the past 14 years in serving as the Nursing Home Ministry pastor to Sunset Estates Nursing Home, Pioneer Nursing Home and Seminole Estates Nursing Home. He was a longtime member of the Jaycees and the all-night gospel sing association

He is survived by his wife of the home; four daughters, Debbie Motherspau, Le’Robbye Winterscheid, Jamie Marie Hutton and her companion Michael Allgood, and Tori Hutton and fiancé Sonny Phillips; sons-in-law, Larry Motherspau and Terry Winterscheid, all of Seminole.

In addition his survivors include nine grandchildren, Matthew Motherspau, Tyler Hutton, Kyndall, Aaron and Elizabeth Winterscheid, Ashley, Yasha, Macayla and Jacob Brinsfield; two great-grandchildren, Baylea and McKenna Motherspau; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara Mikish and husband Donnie of Shawnee, and Mina Harms and husband A.D. Harms of Tyler, Texas; mother-in-law Marjorie Lester of Seminole; and several nieces and nephew.

He is preceded in death by his mother, father, brother Don Hutton and father-in-law Bob Huber.

Jim loved his wife, girls, grandbabies and family.

Pall bearers for the services will be Mike Scheller, Mickey Shaw, Jim Cook, Johnny Holik, Russell Gibson and Glenn Azlin.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Russian Missions Fund at Immanuel Fellowship Church. Condolence may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Ida Marie Hyatt

Services will be held on Friday, April 9, 2004, at 2:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary for Ida Marie Hyatt, who passed away April 7, 2004.

She was born in Seminole, Oklahoma, on May 8, 1930 she attended local Ferguson and Butner schools.

Ida's parents were Cecil and Etta May Hays, brother Ralph Hays resides in Ukon, Oklahoma and sisters Flora Nazworth in Seaside, CA and Barbara Aston in Stockton, CA. Ida married Bill Hyatt in 1948 and they lived in Bakersfield, CA for over 50 years.

The couple celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary last October.

Ida is survived by her husband Bill and their children: Carla Hyatt; Judy Austin and her husband Mike; William Jr., and his wife Brenda; and Dale Rushing and her husband Pastor Bill. She is also survived by 9 living grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She completed her college education and graduated from California State University Bakersfield the same year as her daughter Carla.

She completed her teaching credential and later became a professional photographer.

She was one of the first to shoot the now popular "glamour"- type pictures in Bakersfield.

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Services will be held on Friday, April 9, 2004, at 2:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary for Ida Marie Hyatt, who passed away April 7, 2004.

Ida was born in Seminole, Oklahoma, on May 8, 1930 to Cecil and Etta May Hays.

She married Bill Hyatt in 1948 and they lived in Bakersfield for over 50 years.

She and Bill celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary last October. Ida is survived by her husband Bill and their children: Carla Hyatt; Judy Austin and her husband Mike; William Jr., and his wife Brenda; and Dale Rushing and her husband Pastor Bill. She is also survived by 9 living grandchildren: Michael, Lauren, Brandon, William III, Benjamin, Beverly, Daniel, Sarah, and Anna. One grandchild, Melissa, preceded her.

Bill and Ida became great-grandparents for the first time when Kaitlyn was born on February 24 this year to Brandon and Kim Austin. She completed her college education and graduated from California State University in Bakersfield the same year as her daughter Carla.

She completed her teaching credential and later became a professional photographer.

She was one of the first to shoot the now popular "glamour" type pictures in Bakersfield.

Ida was a loving person to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

I.O. Brinlee

Funeral services for I. O. Brinlee, grandfather of Seminole County residents, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at the Capital Heights Missionary Baptist Church with Revs. Mack Peercy and Jim Crawford officiating.

Interment will follow the service at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Brinlee died Thursday, March 11, 2004, in Holdenville at the age of 83.

He was born Oct. 15, 1920, in Holdenville to Ethel Bennett Brinlee and C.E. Brinlee.

He was saved and baptized on April 15, 1956, by Bro. Carol Christian and was a faithful member of the Capital Heights Missionary Baptist Church.

Brinlee married Madge Aliene Pruitt on Sept. 28, 1940, in Holdenville where the couple raised their family.

He was a farmer and rancher in the Lone Oak area until his retirement in 1978.

He loved to share his life with his grandchildren and family, enjoyed working in his garden and reading the Bible. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ethel Brinlee, two sisters, Marie Peters and Hazel Pottsdorf, and three brothers, Glen, Carl and Buck Brinlee.

Survivors include his wife, Madge of the home; his children, Alton Brinlee of Olive Branch, Mo., Kenneth Brinlee and Curtis Brinlee, both of Holdenville, Hartsell Brinlee and Pat Ray, both of Wetumka; two sisters, Juanita Wilkes of Holdenville and Evalina Howard of Derby, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Pallbearers are Kerry Brinlee, James Ray, Joe Kirkland, Ira Brinlee, Bryan Brinlee, Shane Phillips, and Chase Phillips. Honorary bearers are all men in the church.

James ‘Red’ Ingram

Funeral services for former Seminole County native, James "Red" Ingram of Spencer have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Dan Vreeland officiating.

Interment will follow in Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Ingram died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at the age of 74 at Midwest City Regional Hospital.

He was born Nov. 18, 1929, in Konawa to Jim Ingram and Jewell (Anally) Ingram.

He married Wanda (Smith) on March 20, 1951, in Konawa.

He was a truck driver for many years and worked for Bill Hodges Trucking, as well as LV Trucking in Oklahoma City.

Ingram is a former Konawa but has resided in Spencer for over 40 years.

He was baptized in March 1972 at the Ideal Street Baptist Church in Seminole.

He was preceded ind eath by his parents; one sister, Mary Perry in 2003; and one nephew, Michael Harris.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda (Smith) Ingram of the home; one son, James Craig Ingram of Harrah; two daughters, Sherry Ragsdale of Seminole and Alecia Gordon of Choctaw; two sisters, Loretta Cole of Konawa and Delouris Harris of Huntsville, Ark.; 15 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Serving as casket bearers include Shane Ingram, Richard Ingram, Chris Bacon, Curtis Bacon, Ryan French and James French.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Justin Ingram and Justin Harris.

Anna Inman

Graveside services for Seminole resident Anna Sue Gilliam Inman are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Celestrial Gardens in Cyril.

Rev. Larry Inman will officiate the services.

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

Inman died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004 in Seminole at the age of 73.

She was born to Charles Raymond Gilliam and Dimple Irene Bennett on July 2, 1930 in Cyril.

She married Kenneth Inman on Nov. 18, 1967 in Durant.

Inman lived in Seminole for the past six months having moved from Porum Landing, near Lake Eufaula, and the Oklahoma City area prior to that.

She completed her business schooling at Hills Business College, and retired as an executive secretary in 1976.

Inman was a former member of the Cyril First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Inman is survived by her husband, Kenneth Inman, of the home; two sons, Rick Olsen, Shawnee and Kenneth Inman, Annapolis, Md.; five daughters, Teresa Olson, Spring Hill, Tenn., Glenda Olson, Del City, Kay Durmick, San Diego, Calif., Kris Jahnke, Boise, Idaho and Kerry Inman, Del City; two sisters, Cherrl Berry, Cyril and Kay Ross, Harrah; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Dorothy Jackson

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident Dorothy Marie (Marx) Jackson are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Interment is to follow services at Cummings Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Jackson, 79, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004 at her home in Edmond. She was born Dec. 7, 1925 in Harjo to Benny Carl and Mary Viola (Johnson) Marx.

She married William Hilton Jackson in 1950 in Seminole. She was a homemaker as well as worked in nursing homes in Maud, Konawa and Edmond, as a Nurse’s Aide for over 20 years.

Jackson retired in 1977 at which time she cared for children until her health failed. She accepted the Lord in 1965 at Vamoosa Baptist Church.

Her parents, husband, and two brothers, Carl and Stanley Marx, all preceded her in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Lois Cooley of Edmond and Barbara Hooker of Maud; two brothers, Richard Marx of Hephzibah, Ga. and Benny Marx of Seminole; three sisters, Lorene Stalnaker and Ola Williams, both of Maud and Edith Boren of Tuttle; six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Hortence Jackson

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Hortence "Dutch" Jackson of Konawa are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 26 at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa, with Bro. Wade Harelson officiating.

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

Jackson died Monday, May 24, 2004, at the age of 94 at Pauls Valley General Hospital.

She was born May 23, 1910, in Friendship to Jerome C. Rounsaville and Edna Rounsaville.

She was married to Richard Pierce Jackson in Jan. 1932.

She was a longtime Konawa resident.

She was a homemaker and also worked at the Konawa Public Schools in the cafeteria.

Jackson was a member of the First Baptist Church in Konawa and was active with the Konawa Senior Citizens Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband on May 13, 1962; four brothers; and two sisters.

She is survived by two sons, Bobby Richard Jackson of Bethany and John J. Jackson of Konawa; two daughters, Jo Ann Sanders of Wynnewood and Yvonne Robertson of Okemah; two brothers, Guy Rounsaville of California and Charles Rounsaville of Shawnee; two sisters, Era Tanner of Midwest City and Pauline Kramer of California; nine grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Casket bearers will be Bobby Jackson Jr, Mike Jackson, Keith D. Robertson, Floyd Hopper, Randy Mosco and Michael West.

Honorary bearers will be Boby Rounsaville and Mark Trunk.

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Lawrence Jackson

Graveside service for former Seminole resident Lawrence Samuel Jackson of Carrollton, Texas is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

The services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Jackson, 83, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004 at Trinity Medical Center in Carrollton, Texas. He was born Jan. 15, 1921 in Shawnee to Arthur Leslie and Anna Gay (Briggs) Jackson.

He was a Seminole resident for 50 years and an autobody technician. Jackson was a veteran who served in the United States Navy. He was of the Baptist faith.

His survivors include son Larry Jackson of Carrollton, Texas; daughter Linda Robinson of Montgomery, Texas; sister Mavis Silva of San Leandro, Calif.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Sally ‘Belle’ Jackson

Services for longtime Konawa resident Sally "Belle" Jackson will be 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel under the officiating of Richard Winters. Burial will be at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Jackson was born July 1, 1905 in Seminole to Solomon Richard and Dolly (Garrison) Prewitt and she died July 30, 2004.

She had been a homemaker and was a member of the Church of Christ in Konawa. She married Walter Noden Jackson in Seminole County.

Her survivors are a daughter, Bonnie Eakens of Konawa; son Doyle Jackson of Tulsa; a sister, Dorothy Murphy of Independence, Kan.; seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, with honorary bearers being her great-grandsons and friends.

Travis Jackson

Funeral services for Seminole resident Travis Buddy Jackson are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday at Akasvmkv Baptist Church in Wewoka with Rev. Bill Barnett and Rev. Dan Factor officiating.

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

Wake services are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Akasvmkv Baptist Church.

Jackson, 68, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004 at Seminole Medical Center. He was born Oct. 20, 1936 to Edmond and Pauline Johnson.

He graduated from Wewoka High School in 1954 and then went on to receive a master’s and bachelor’s degree in psychology at East Central University, Northeastern State University and Murray State College.

Jackson married Myrtle Foreman on Jan. 27, 1959 in Tahlequah and was a member of the Indian Nation Baptist Church in Seminole.

He worked for Wewoka Indian Health Services as an Area Service Director for several years. Jackson dedicated his life to help the Indian people and the Indian Health Services.

His mother, wife Myrtle "Bunny" Jackson, sister Johnnie Mae Proctor Hold, grandmother Sarah Factor, Cogie Miller and Lena Wright all preceded him in death.

He is survived by 7 children, Bruce Davis of Oaks, Billie Miller of Kansas, Willa Griffin and Travis Jackson both of Seminole, Paula Jackson and Michael Jackson both of Wewoka and Brian Jackson of Tahlequah; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and grandmother Mary Tiger of Wewoka.

Pallbearers for the service are to be Michael Grothaus, John Yahola, Michael Jackson, Brian Jackson, Michael Bradley Jackson, Bruce Davis and Travis Jackson Jr.

The honorary bearers are listed as Allen Jackson, Jeremy Smith, Brice Miller, Sgt. Kevin Chancellor, Kevin Marshal, Randall Marshal and Kyle Ramsey.

Anna Randle James

Funeral services for Anna Randle James, sister of Wewoka resident Marie Thomas, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at the Greater Mountain Pilgram Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

Rev. F.E. Burroughs, Jr. will officiate.

Burial will follow at the Wetumka Cemetery in Wetumka, under the direction of Myers Mortuary of Wewoka.

James died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 67.

She was born to Nathan "Jabo" Randle, Sr. and Nora Mae (Culver) Randle on Sept. 3, 1936 in Slick.

James lived in Wetumka most of her earlier life.

She graduated from Wetumka High School in 1956, then moved to Oklahoma City where she married A.J. James.

James accepted the Lord’s promise and was a member of the Greater Mountain Pilgrim Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one son, Howard Eugene Douglass.

James is survived by her husband, A.J. James, of the home; one son, Ray Anthony Douglass, Oklahoma City; one daughter, Felecia Diane Osborne, Oklahoma City; two brothers, Jackie and James Randle, both of Tulsa; three sisters, Minnie Lee Combs, Tulsa, Marie Thomas, Wewoka and Lenora Hurd, Oklahoma City; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Melvin ‘Dinoflo’ James

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Melvin "Dinoflo" James are set for Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 1 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Services will be under the direction of Myers Mortuary of Wewoka, with Rev. E.G. Bert, of St. Stephens Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be at Thomas Town Cemetery in Sasakwa.

James died Wednesday, Aug. 25, at Wewoka Nursing Center.

He was born March 31, 1929 in Wewoka, to Jesse and Ethel (Reed) James, who both preceded him in death.

He attended schools in Wewoka, then, after graduation, he attended Langston University for two years, where he studied auto mechanics.

James worked as an auto mechanic for many years, and also worked for Brooks Oil Company of Wewoka for 35 years.

He joined Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Ernest Parker.

James is survived by his wife, Linda James, Wewoka; sons, Wendell James and Thomas James, of Oklahoma City, Jeffrey James and Stephen James, of Norman, Ray James and John James, of Shawnee, and Dell James of Wewoka; daughters, Gayla Watts, Shawnee, Tammy Osborne, Tecumseh, and Virginia James, Oklahoma City; sisters, Maude Ponder, Oklahoma City, Ardella Nave, Johnnie Fae Gray, Las Vegas, Nev., Eleanor Jean Owens, Mildred Whisenton, Joyce Frazier, Long Beach, Calif., and Georgetta Powell, Carson, Calif.

He is also survived by 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Anthony ‘Tony’ Jim

Funeral services for Wewoka resident, Anthony "Tony" Lee Jim, 29, were held Monday at Many Springs Baptist Church, in Holdenville, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Interment was in the Factor family cemetery, near Limestone with Rev. Malcom Tiger and Rev. Tom Bear officiating.

Wake services was held Saturday at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel, and. Sunday at Many Springs Baptist Church.

Jim died Thursday, July 15, 2004, at Presbyterian Hospital, in Oklahoma City.

He was born June 28, 1975, to Lee and Yvonne (Factor) Jim, in Claremore.

He graduated from Wewoka High School in 1993, attended Okmulgee Tech for one year, and graduated from Platt College in 2001.

He is survived by one son, Donald Lee Jim, Seminole; his parents, Lee and Yvonne Jim, Wewoka; one sister, Elizabeth Sue Jim, Wewoka; and one brother, Earl Ray Jim, Wewoka; his grandmother, Susan Jim, Atoka.

Pallbearers will be John McCosar, Greg Poafpybitty, Daniel Lang, Randy Jim, Herman Sleeper, Jr., Toby Walker, Jeremy Jim, and Leon Bruner, Jr.

Honorary bearers will be Tommy Chupco, Justin Miller, Michael Bruner, Jack Siegrist, Jr., and the Red Bone Softball Team.

Helen Johnson

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Helen A. Johnson, of Edmond, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa with Rev. Charley Henthorn officiating.

Interment will follow in the Konawa City Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Johnson died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at the age of 88 at Manor Care in Oklahoma City.

She was born July 16, 1915, in Macomb to Edward and Lillian (Williams) Albert.

She moved to Oklahoma City as a child where she attended Central High School.

Her family moved to a farm near Albion shortly after her 16th birthday.

She graduated from Albion High School.

In 1933, she moved to Oklahoma City where she worked as a live-in housekeeper for several years and saved enough money to attend Beauty College.

She also worked for a brief time during World War II at Tinker Field in the propeller repair shop.

She was a beautician in Capitol Hill when she met and married Kenneth G. Johnson on Dec.23, 1937, a union that endured 56 years.

After World War II, they moved to Konawa, where she lived for over 50 years.

She raised a family and helped her husband on the farm.

She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Konawa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth on Oct. 24, 1994; one brother, Russell Albert; and two sisters, Dorothy Albert and Margie Baker.

She is survived by two sons, Terry Johnson of Edmond and Tom Johnson of Konawa; one daughter, Sharon Marquardt of Livermore, Calif.; one brother, Kenneth Albert of Midwest city and four grandchildren.

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Izetta Johnson

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Izetta Johnson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Interment is set for the Little Cemetery. Swearingen Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Johnson died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, at Seminole Estates Nursing Home at the age of 105 years.

She was born April 4, 1899, in Fort Scott, Kan. to Corbin Street Hart and Pearl Alfreta (Thompson).

On Oct. 3, 1917, she married Timothy W. Johnson in Sapulpa.

Johnson was a homemaker.

She was a 72-year member of the First Christian Church.

Johnson was a 50-year member of the Garden Club and the Homemakers Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tim, on Sept. 27, 1985; and two children, Elaine Bennett and Wayne Johnson.

Johnson is survived by two sons, Roy Johnson of Tulsa and Doyle Johnson of Oklahoma City; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are scheduled to be David Johnson, Doyle Johnson, Joshua Freed, Chad Raymond, Jeff Bennett and Brad Johnson.

Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Lula Johnson

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Lula Ellen Johnson, of Wewoka are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 at Stout Chapel with Rev. Russell Ryker officiating.

Interment will be at Little Cemetery, north of Little, under the direction of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

She died Friday, May 14, 2004, at her home, at the age of 73.

She was born in Sasakwa August 31, 1930, to Jessie and Lula Denney.

She was reared in the in the Wewoka area and attended Wewoka High School.

She married Edward Johnson on October 5, 1973.

She was a member of the Hilltop Freewill Baptist Church since 1990.

She loved going to New Lima basketball and baseball games, and when she wasn’t there she loved fishing.

Johnson was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Lula Denney, her husband Edward Johnson, one son Ronnie Richardson, two brothers Vernon Denney and Russell Lee Denney, and one sister Vera Creach.

Survivors include three children, Donna and Richard Brooks of Mustang, Shelley Stanfill and Diane and Alvie Martin, all of Wewoka, six grandchildren, Meghann Lingo and Shasta Juarez, both of Nashville, Ark., Carrenna Snider and Jessie Martin, both of Wewoka, Shawn Yarberry of Lawton and Scott Martin of Oklahoma City; six great granchildren, Celia Juarez, Hallie Lingo, Trenton Miller, Bryson Miller, Tyler Lingo and Sonnie Snider; and step-children, Eddie Johnson, Marty Lunn, Debbie Johnson, Sue Conley, Mary Crosby, and her beloved Katie.

Pallbearers will be Cornelio Perez, Hoppy Ramsey, Sammy Juarez, Floyd Snider Jr., Alvie Martin and Mike Mathews.

Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons.

Myrtle Johnson

Funeral services for Seminole native, Myrtle Lois Johnson are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 3 at Snake Creek Baptist Church #2, located 9 miles north of Seminole and 3 miles east of Little.

Memorial services for Johnson were scheduled for 7 p.m. in Resthaven in Shawnee on Monday, March 1 and wake services at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

She died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at the age of 69 in her home in Shawnee, surrounded by her children.

She was born Sept. 21, 1934, in Seminole to Maggie Tanyan and Edmond Fixico.

She attended Prairie Valley School.

Johnson was a professional seamstress and worked for Finley Cleaners for eight years.

She was also a Sunday school teacher for Snake Creek Baptist Church #2 and Indian Nations Baptist Church.

She is a member of the Seminole Tribe and Indian Nations Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Albert Eugene Johnson; one grandson, Dexter Eugene Fish; and one great granddaughter, Sky Mone’l Johnson.

She is survived by nine sons, Ronnie Johnson, Steve Johnson, Walter M. Johnson, Joe Johnson and Grayling Johnson, all of Shawnee, Bruce Johnson of Oklahoma City, Leam Johnson of Tecumseh, Curtis Johnson of Mustang and George Johnson of Blanchard; one daughter, Vera Vaccaro of Shawnee; siblings, Rev. T.J. Fixico, Margaret Hobia and Kenneth Fixico, all of Seminole, Teresa Creek, Gladys Kaskaske, Geneva Fixico and Samuel Fixico, all of Shawnee, and Winona Washington of Bethany; 39 grand children and 35 great grandchildren.

Ronald Johnson

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Ronald Curtis Johnson, 53, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Harjo family cemetery.

A wake service is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Johnson died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 4, 1950, in Wewoka to Raymond and Mary (Green) Johnson.

He served in the National Guard for 17 years, where he was a sergeant major.

He was a member of Cold Springs Baptist Church and chairman of the Tallahassee Band of the Seminole Nation.

Johnson was active in other tribal affairs, serving as a member of the referendum committee.

Survivors include three sons, Brandon and Nolan Johnson, both of Seminole, and Russell Johnson, McAlester; two daughters, Ronnessa and Naomi Johnson, both of Seminole; two sisters, Samaria Harjo, Seminole, and Judy Little, Wewoka; and one grandson.

Ruby Louis Johnson

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Louise Johnson, 73, will be held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, at Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church. Rev. Doyle Gadberry will officiate, with Rev. Ray Bevelhymer and Rev. Harrell Rodebush assisting.

Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Mrs. Johnson was born May 2, 1931, to Tom and Mary Bess Rinkle, in Yeager, and passed away on September 19, 2004.

She graduated from Yeager High School.

She married Gurdon Johnson on Oct. 18, 1952, in Holdenville.

Together they owned and operated Johnson’s General Store, south of Wewoka, for over 40 years.

She was a member of the Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church for almost 50 years.

Her parents, one brother, Jimmy Rinkle, and two sisters, Ada Lee Hones and Lillian Vannoy, precede her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Gurdon, of the home, one son, Dewayne Johnson and wife Karen; three daughters, Saundra Morris and husband, Tom, Donna Abercrombie and husband, Don and Mary Sanderson and husband, Ray, all of Wewoka; seven grandchildren, Jason Morris, Scott Johnson, Stefanie Johnson, Nathan Abercrombie, Bethanie Crawford, Ethan Davis, Rachel Sanderson; four great-grandchildren, Lora, Jacob and Abagail Morris and Tyler Crawford; one sister, Jean Black and one brother Charles Rinkle, both of Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers will be her nephews, Donnie Rinkle, Bruce Black, Ray Hisaw, Danny Johnson, Terry Johnson, and Paul Rodebush.

Honorary bearers will be Ray Cresap, Don Posey, James Caudill, Roy Bullock, Leroy Sanderson, Tommy Vannoy, Mike Vannoy, James P. Jones, and Davis Johnson.

Sharon Lynn Dye Johnson

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Sharon Lynn Dye Johnson, 66, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Seminole.

Visitation is scheduled at Swearingen Funeral Home from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

Sharon Lynn Dye Johnson, a loving wife and mother, died Sept. 28, 2004 in Tomball, Texas. Sharon was the source of love and understanding in the family and their need for her will never end.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Gene Dye and Esta Bertrell Douglas Dye; brother, Earl Douglas Campbell; and daughter, Theresa Nell Wearden.

Sharon will be greatly missed by her husband of 49 years, and best friend, Jack Dempsey Johnson; son Stephen Alan Johnson and wife Kareen; two daughters, Diana Lynn Giordenella, expecting April 2005, and husband Leo, Tamara Dawn Ross and husband Gary; sisters, Charlotte Garrison and husband Bruce, and Rogene Holtz and husband Lloyd; four grandchildren, Jacquelyn Paige Smith, Rebecca Leigh Tranmer, Shannon Michelle and Kristopher Stephen Johnson; two step grandchildren, Christopher Allen and Michael James Ross; two great grandchildren, Shaianne Nicole Johnson and Zane Allen Smith.

Ada Jones

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Ada "Lee" Jones of Maud are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 15 at the First Baptist Church of Maud with Rev. Carl Whitfield and Connie Ramsey officiating.

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

Jones died Monday, April 12, 2004, at the age of 75 at Sunset Estates of Maud.

She was born Jan. 4, 1929, in Holdenville to Charles "Tom" Rinkle and Bess (Shamburger) Rinkle.

She married James H. "Jim" Jones on Jan. 25, 1949, in Holdenville.

She retired from Big Yank 20 years ago, as a payroll clerk.

She was secretary to the superintendent at Holdenville and Nowata Schools.

She was a resident of Maud for 25 years.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Maud, WMU, Women’s Class #2 at First Baptist Church of Maud, Maud Chamber of Commerce and Historical Society.

She also volunteered at the nursing home as a mentor.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Jimmy Rinkle; and one sister, Lillian Vannoy

She is survived by her husband, James H. Jones of the home; one son, James P. "J.J." Jones of Maud; one brother, Charles Rinkle of Oklahoma City; and two sisters, Jean Black of Oklahoma City and Ruby Johnson of Wewoka.

Casket bearers will be Don Peters, James Zeller, Bill Washburn, J.D. Harris, Alfred Treat and Bill Robinson.

The casket will be open for viewing until service time but will not be opened after the service.

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Earl Jones

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident, Earl Wayne Jones of Holdenville were held at 10 am, Friday, June 4 at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Pastor Fred Owens officiated with special music by Randall Streetman.

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

Earl died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, in Holdenville at the age of 54.

He was born July 10, 1949, in Holdenville to C.M. Jones Jr. and Maxine Keefer Jones.

He was raised in Sasakwa and graduated from Sasakwa High School in 1967.

After high school, he served a four-year term in the U.S. Navy.

He was an oilfield consultant and was employed by Basin Engineering.

His father and one brother, Marion M. Jones preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Marie (Bane) Jones, of the home; children, Mike Jones of Tecumseh, Christy Smith of Oklahoma City, Geneva Williams of Mustang; step-children, Robert Boyd and Lisa Maxey of Holdenville, Darrell Boyd of Holdenville; his mother, Maxine Jones of Holdenville; brothers: Jack Jones of Okmulgee, Paul Jones of Sasakwa; sisters, Joyce Harris of Holdenville, Glenda Emerson of Blackwell, Linda Davis of Irving, Texas, Donna Morrell of Inola, Vicky Byerly of Inola, and his step-mother, Norma Jones of Blackwell.

Other survivors include numerous relatives and many friends.

Honorary pallbearers were Quinton Womack, Keith Byerly, Dale Welch, Ozell Jones, Buddy Ray Womack, Danny Joslin, and "Big" Mike Jones.

Larry Junior Jones

WEWOKA -- Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Larry Jones will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Rev. Glen Pence will officiate. Burial will follow in Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Stouts-Phillips Funeral Home.

Jones died Friday, July 23, 2004, in Holdenville.

He was born on July 13, 1948 to Oda and Lillian (Wilson) Jones.

He attended Wewoka High School and Olmulgee Tech.

Jones participated in singing, writing music, fishing, and billiards.

Jones is preceded in death by his parents; his son, Tristan Jones; and brother, James Jones.

Survivors include four children, Teresa Lyon and Tony Jones of Tulsa, Trista Jones of Stratford and Tristina Jones Rupp of San Diego, Ca; four sisters, Jo Ann Newton of Norman, Ruby Bevelhymer and Jerretta Cook, both of Wewoka, and Gwendylyn Graham of Holdenville; three brothers, Randy Jones of Wewoka, Paul Jones of Holdenville, and Buford Lee Jones of Chesapeake, VA.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Newton, Tony Bevelhymer, Oda Jones, Billie Turner, Jeremy Graham, and Chase Whitebird.

Naomi Jones

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Naomi Ruth Jones, of Norman are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12 at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka with Rev. Earlis Bert officiating.

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

Jones died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, in Norman.

She was born to Caldwell and Captiolar Pennington and raised in Wewoka.

Jones was an alumnus of the University of Oklahoma.

She earned her Bachelors Degree in Nursing and her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education to compliment her Licensed Practical Nursing Degree received from Byng Licensed Practical Nursing School.

As a lifelong health educator, she gained her degrees while employed at Wewoka Memorial Hospital, Norman Regional Hospital, Central State Hospital, and Mid-America Area Vocational Technical School.

She began her Moore-Norman Technology Center career 24 years ago as an instructor.

Jones advanced to become the Coordinator of the LPN Program and the Assistant Director of the Health Careers, where she remained until her death.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Lee L. Pennington and one sister, Joe Mae Williams.

She is survived by three sons, Kent Maurice Jones of Norman, Kirk Alan Jones of Seattle, Wash. and William Henderson Jones II of Alexandria, Va.; one brother, Carl C. Pennington of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Margie Pennington of Wewoka, Gwendolyn Morris of Oklahoma City and Stella Rhine of Omaha, Neb.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Rev. Lizzie Jones

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Rev. Lizzie Mae (Ripley) Jones, Konawa, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23 at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Ellis Gregg and Bob Teel officiating.

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

Jones died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at the age of 74 at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born Aug. 27, 1929, in Seminole to Bunnie Ripley and Rebetha (Cruce) Ripley.

She married James Cleo "Wolfe" Jones on July 31, 1945, in Reno, Nev.

Jones was an ordained minister with the Rose Assembly.

She served as a Pastor as well as an evangelist.

She attended the Pentecostal Church in Konawa at the time of her death.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Ashley Kaye Jones; one brother, Guy Ripley; and two sisters, Francis Smith and Jeannie Mace.

She is survived by two sons, Carroll David Jones of Ft. Gibson and Jerry Ray Jones of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Vonda Kaye (Jones) Rodriguez of Greenville, N.C.; one sister, Bessie Franklin of Pampa, Texas; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

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William H. Jones

Funeral services for Seminole County native William Henderson Jones, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the St. Paul Baptist Church.

Rev. E.G. Bert will officiate the services.

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

Jones died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004 in Bakersfield, Calif.

He was born to the late Dave Henderson and Mildred Jones on March 13, 1939 in Wewoka.

Jones, better known as "W.H." graduated from Wewoka Douglass High School in 1957 and was class valedictorian.

He was selected by the late U.S. House Representative Carl Albert, for the U.S. Air force Academy.

Jones graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1974 with a degree in business administration.

He served in three different branches of the armed services: the Air Force, Navy and Army Reserve.

Jones worked at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker Air Force Base and retired after 34 years of service.

He was a member of the St. Paul Baptist Church, and his hobbies included golf, football and cooking for his friends.

Jones was married to and his survived by Naomi Ruth Pennington, Norman.

He is also survived by three sons, Kent Maurice Jones, Norman, Kirk Alan Jones, Seattle, Wash., and Williams Henderson Jones, Alexandria, Va.; four sisters, Barbara Maddox, Tommie Lou Davis, Marguerie Jones, all of Bakersfield, Calif. and Ida Lewis, Detroit, Mich.

Dave J. Jordan

Graveside services for former Maud mayor, Dave J. Jordan was held at 2 p.m. Monday at Cummings Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Jordan, 80, died Nov. 6, 2004 at Unity Health Center North in Shawnee. He was born in Maud on June 25, 1924 to Walter and Arrie (Guinn) Jordan.

He married Alice Palmer on Nov. 3, 1942 in Konawa. Jordan was a lifelong Pottawatomie county resident. He retired in 2003 as a construction manager.

Jordan served as Maud mayor from 1977 to 1987 and he served in the United States Army. He was also a member of Odd Fellows.

His parents, son Jimmy Jordan, daughter Julie Jordan and sister Elen Hudleson preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of the home; son John Parrish of Maud; five grandchildren; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Dakota Russell Joshua

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Dakota Russell Joshua, 9, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment is to follow service at the Harjo-Coody Family Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Joshua died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004 near Bowlegs in an auto accident. He was born Nov. 28, 1995 in Ada to Leslie Joshua of McLoud and attended 3rd grade at Justice School.

His mother; grandmother, Jessica Coody of Wewoka; grandfather, Randall Joshua of Tulsa and two sisters, Shantel Burden and Lakota Joshua both of Wewoka survive him.

Wake services are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Kelly Kean

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident Kelly Leon Kean are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wade Robertson officiating.

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

Kean died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at the age of 32 in Seminole County due to an automobile accident.

He was born Dec. 25, 1971, in Seminole to Albert Leon "Lonnie" Kean and Kimberly Ann (Decker) Kean.

He married Jamie Lynn Walker on May 22, 1993 in Seminole.

He worked in the oilfield and formerly worked at Aqua Farms in Holdenville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jamie Lynn (Walker) Kean on Oct. 15, 2003.

He is survived by his parents, Lonnie and Kim Kean; one son, Leon Forest Kean; two daughters, Cora Ann Kean and Rannie Lynn Kean; and one brother, Kyle Kean, all of Seminole.

Casketbearers will be Ryan Lehman, Randy Lehman, Scotty Decker, Cody Jones, David Moore, Lee Snow and Billy Bruce.

Claude Kedy

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Claude A Kedy, of Wewoka, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 6 at the First Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Internment will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Hartshorne with Rev. Jim Standridge and Gerald Hill officiating, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Claude A. Kedy, 74, of Wewoka, died on Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at Valley View Hospital in Ada.

He was born on Aug. 9, 1929, in Hartshorne, Oklahoma, to Claude and Mabel Hunter.

He attended Hartshorne schools, and East Central University where he received his Masters Degree in Education.

Claude married Mary Lou Drizness on Jan. 11, 1953.

Claude was a retired teacher and basketball coach.

He taught in Coalgate for 2 years, Wewoka for 17 years and was an administrator for 12 years. Claude was elected to the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame 1981 and Claude was all State Basketball Coach in 1960.

He was a past president of Wewoka Country Club and a member of Wewoka Golf Association.

Claude was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

He served in the Strategic Air Command and received honorable discharge.

Claude is proceeded in death by his parents Claude A. Kedy and Mabel Teague, and one sister, Bette Rouse.

Survivors include Mary Lou Kedy of the home; two sons, Mark Kedy of Ada, and David Kedy of Bartlesville; four grandchildren, Scott Kedy, Lindsay Kedy, Kevin Kedy, and Dacus Doornbos.

Pallbearers will be Randy Brooks, Jim Lawson, Ed Miller, Gene Stephens, Mike Hamner, John Bolt, Patrick Bolt

Honorary Pallbearers will be all former players and fellow coaches

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Joel Nelson Keesee

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Joel Nelson Keesee are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Church of Christ. David Gibson is set to officiate with Johnny Hinton assisting.

Interment will take place at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Keesee died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, in Commerce, Texas. He was 95.

Born to Monte Allen and Lillie Keeling Keesee June 9, 1909, in Butner, he grew up in the Seminole County area and attended Butner High School, then Chillicothe Business School in Missouri.

Keesee married Ruby Sample on Sept. 8, 1940, and they had two children together.

He entered the Army in 1942 and served during WWII, leaving the Army in 1945.

Keesee retired as a banker and chairman of the board at the Security State Bank in 2002 and has been past president of the Wewoka Chamber of Commerce and served as treasurer of local Camp Fire board and very active with Sorghum Day activities form many years.

Keesee was a longtime member of the Wewoka Church of Christ serving as a deacon, elder and a Sunday school teacher.

He is preceded in death by his wife Ruby Keesee in 2003; his parents; three sisters, Cecile Rives, Alma Sanders, and Chloe Gorom; and four brothers, Guy, Paul, Kenneth and Perry Keesee.

Keesee is survived by a daughter, Sara Gibson of Commerce, Texas; and a son, Carl Keesee of Austin, Texas.

Pallbearers include Eddie Neil, David O’Donnell, Andy Gibson, Monte Gibson, Ken Groves and David Chance.

Chessie Kelley

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Chessie Kelley of Holdenville, are to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 2004 at Hudson-Phillips Chapel with Reverend Phillip Mullins officiating.

Interment will follow the services at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Kelley died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at the age of 98 in the Heritage Village Nursing Center.

She was born Oct. 12, 1905, in Bellville, Ark. to Luther S. Jones and America Lue Benefield.

She was raised in Arkansas, coming to Oklahoma at the age of 17.

Kelley was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wewoka.

She married Claude Kelley in 1925, who worked the wheat harvest while she cooked for the workers at the chuck wagon.

They operated a service station in Wewoka for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude on Oct. 17, 1997, after 72 years of marriage and ten brothers,: Sylvester, Buford, George, Johnny, Ben, Oda, Olen, Tommy, Woodrow, and Homer Jones.

When they weren’t working the couple enjoyed dancing and attending Bob Wills dances.

Together they enjoyed riding horses and were long time members of the Wewoka Round-Up Club.

They also traveled all over the area to attend Gospel singings.

One sister, Hester Gardiner, of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada as well as other family and friends survive her.

John Austin Kelley, Jr.

Funeral services for former Seminole graduate John Austin Kelley, Jr. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of the Rose Hill Abbey Mausoleum in Tulsa with Rev. Warren Daniel Haase officiating.

The services will be under the direction of Ninde Funeral Directors Woodland Chapel in Tulsa.

Kelley died on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004 at the Washington Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark. He was born June 26, 1920 to John Austin and Minta Jane (Mills) Kelley in Forney, Texas.

He married Stella Griffin on Nov. 5, 1985 in Fayetteville, Ark. and worked as an electrical engineer for the Missouri Pacific Railroad for 35 years.

His survivors include his wife of the home; daughter Patricia Crowl of Garden Plain, Kan.; son John Edward Kelley of Kansas; sisters, Irene Lockhart of Tulsa, Alice Tregea of Placerville, Calif. and Lela Bennett of Peoria, Ariz.; brothers, David Kelley of Seminole and Albert Kelley of Sun Lake, Ariz.; and several grandchildren.

Elizabeth

Kemmerer

Graveside services for Elizabeth Taylor Kemmerer were scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6 in the Holdenville Cemetery with Rev. Joe Robinson officiating.

Services were under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Visitation and viewing took place at Fisher Funeral Home on Monday Jan. 5.

Kemmerer died unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004 at Gulf Point Plaza Nursing Home in Rockport, Texas at the age of 98.

She was born June 3, 1905 in Holdenville, Indian Territory to William Marion Taylor and George Boswell Marable Taylor.

She was raised in Holdenville, was interested and involved in literature, the arts and drama, and graduated from Holdenville High School in 1922.

She attended Mary Hardin Baylor University in Belton, Texas for two years, then transferred to Oklahoma Baptist University in 1924, where she graduated with honors in 1926.

She received her teachers certificate from the State of Oklahoma, Department of Education on May 17, 1926 and immediately began teaching English in the Holdenville Elementary School.

She married Charles Roland Kemmerer on June 26, 1928 in Holdenville.

An accountant by trade, and then employed by Roxana Petroleum as an auditor based in Missouri,

The couple moved to St. Louis where she received her Teacher's Certificate from the State of Missouri.

Homesick for her native Oklahoma and family, they returned to Holdenville in 1929.

She resumed teaching English in Holdenville while involving herself in many civic activities.

In 1932, she was often seen and heard supporting her husband and parents in their diverse area businesses, including Atlas Abstract, Holdenville Grain & Seed Company, The First National Bank, the Taylor-Kemmerer Company, First State Savings & Loan business, various oil and gas interests, and the J.O. Chapman Estate.

In 1941, the family began the area's first Dodge and Plymouth dealership located at 120 South Oak Street.

In 1942 Kemmerer participated in the formation of the first War Fund Drive on behalf of the American Red Cross.

Actively involved in the community, she joined the Barnard Memorial United Methodist Church on July 19, 1941.

She received her 25-Year Member Pin from the American Red Cross and was keenly involved with the United Methodist Women's Group during this same time.

She also occupied her time caring for her parents and six aunts while supporting Charles' duties with the Holdenville Chamber of Commerce, Retail Merchants Association, Elks Club and Kiwanis Club.

She began working for the Hughes County offices of Oklahoma Department of Human Services and Workforce Oklahoma in the mid 1960's while attending to her disabled husband.

She moved to Rockport-Fulton, Texas in August, 2001 in order to be close to her son, Dr. William Taylor Kemmerer.

She maintained close ties to, as well as business and personal interests in, the Holdenville community.

She was in the process of returning home to Holdenville at the time of her death on Thursday.

She is survived by one son, Dr. William Taylor Kemmerer of Rockport-Fulton, Texas; three grandchildren, one great-grandson,

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Kemmerer; her parents, and a daughter-in-law, Jane Lois Hickman Kemmerer

Donations may be made to Barnard Memorial United Methodist Church of Holdenville or the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.

Betty Jo Kerlin

Funeral services for Betty Jo Kerlin, 71, of Seminole, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Chapel.

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Kerlin died Thursday in an automobile accident north of Seminole.

She was born Jan. 11, 1933, in Elkhart, Texas, to Earl James and Rosa Caroline (McGraw) Thornton.

She sold antiques and worked at BJ Antiques in Galveston, Texas for 15 years, retiring in 1998.

She moved to Seminole in 1999 and attended Bowlegs Methodist Church.

She married Lillard Kerlin on Feb. 14, 1968, in Pasadena, Texas; he survives her of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Dwayne Kerlin, Taylor, Texas, and Kevin Kerlin, Buferd, Ga.; one daughter, Linda Schneider, Houson, Texas; one brother, James Thornton, Goodrich, Texas; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Kerlin

Cecil Lee Kernell

Funeral services for Cecil Lee Kernell, member of a Wewoka church, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Mekusukey Baptist Church south of Seminole, under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Robert Kernell and Glen Kernell Jr. will be officiating, and burial will be in the Kernell Family Cemetery in Seminole.

A wake service is set for tonight, Tuesday, Aug. 31, at the Mekusukey Baptist Church, at 7:30 p.m.

Kernell died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, in Oklahoma City, at the age of 58.

He was born Jan. 21, 1951, in Shawnee, to Simeon James Kernell Sr. and Amelia Cully Kernell.

Kernell attended Acme Elementary and Dale High School, where he graduated in 1969.

He later attended East Central University in Ada, and made his home in Shawnee.

Kernell worked for ONG for 17 years and other natural gas compression companies.

He was a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and a member of the Hill Top Presbyterian Church in Wewoka.

Kernell was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Simeon James Kernell Jr.

He is survived by two sons, Roland Kernell, Tulsa, and Gregory Kernell, Shawnee; three brothers, Glen Kernell Sr., Oklahoma City, John Kernell, Shawnee, and Roger Kernell, Oklahoma City; one sister, Norma Jean Hopkins, Oklahoma City; and one granddaughter.

John Kibby Jr.

Funeral services for the brother of Wewoka resident Roy Kibby, John Dewey Kibby Jr., were held Monday at First Baptist Church, Holdenville.

Rev. David Welch officiated and was assisted by James Hamilton.

Burial followed in Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Kibby died Friday, Dec. 24, 2004, at Holdenville General Hospital at the age of 83.

He was born June 28, 1921, in Yeager to Mary Lula (Gentry) and John D. Kibby Sr.

He attended school in Yeager and lived most of his life in the Horntown community, where he farmed and ranched.

He also worked in the oilfield as a roughneck, driller and tool pusher.

He married Addie Hulsey in Holdenville on Nov. 9,1940.

She died on Nov. 17, 1976, after 36 years of marriage.

On Sept. 17, 1977 he married Lee Snider at Gerty. They made their home in the Gerty area.

Kibby retired from the oilfield in 1983 and from farming and ranching two years ago.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lula Kibby; one granddaughter, Charity Kibby, in 1980; five brothers, Leonard, Billy and Frank Kibby, and two who died in infancy; and three sisters, Ethel Marie Price, Thelma Brooks and Cora Fisher.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Lee, of the home; two sons, Billy W. Kibby, Wetumka, and Jerry Kibby, Claremore; four daughters, Carolyn Weber and Donna Hamilton, both of Anadarko, Linda Burkhead and JoVaughn Davis, both of Verden; one stepdaughter, Flora Lee Sells, Gerty; four stepsons, C.L. Thornton, Calvin, Cleaburn Thornton, Gerty, Ray Thornton, Allen, and Tom Thornton, Arlington, Texas; 25 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Nelma Hammons, Bakersfield, Calif., Mary Paslay, Holdenville, and Jean Welch, Owasso.

George Kime

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident George Harold Kime, Sr. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Wilmont Place Baptist Church.

Interment to follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens under the direction of Vondel Smith and Sons Mortuaries of Oklahoma City.

Kime died Oct. 26, 2004 at Southwest Medical Center. He was born Nov. 12, 1926 in Wetumka to William and Elizabeth Kime.

He grew up in Seminole with nine brothers and sisters until 1944 when he joined the military service and served active duty in the Philippines.

After the war he married Wanda Thomas of Seminole and they settled in Oklahoma City.

Kime worked 18 years at American Iron and 16 years in the United States Postal service. He served at Wilmont Place Baptist Church as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and musician.

His wife of 57 years; daughter, Anne Labude; son, George, Jr.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Fred Kime; and three sisters, Lillian Hall, Ruth Enochs and Doris Hudson survive him.

Donations may be sent to Grace Rescue Mission in lieu of flowers.

Earl Hillard King

Graveside services for Earl Hillard King were held on Monday, July 26, 2004 at Cummings Cemetery in Maud under the direction of Knight Swearingen Funeral Home.

King died Saturday, July 24, 2004 at the age of 95.

He was born in Carrol County, Mississippi on Aug. 2, 1908 to Robert and Edna King.

King grew up with two brothers and a sister.

He grew up in Misissippi Delta country helping his parents farm cotton.

He and his family moved near Earlsboro during the oil boom.

King worked as a farm laborer and oil field worker .

He met and married Myrtle Springfield on September 1930 and together they had two sons.

King worked for the W.P.A. during the depression and went to work for Warren Gasoline company plant North of Maud.

He worked there for 29 years, working at plants near Holliday, TX. and Mayesville, OK. His hobby was fishing

In 1984, after the death of his wife, King remarried to Mamie Hays until her death two years later.

After the death of Mamie Hays, King married Pearl Scott.

King lived with Pear at the Golden rule Home in Shawnee at the time of his death.

King was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Nannie King Eric; brothers, Clifford King and Erie King; sons, Walter Lee King and Donnie Earl King; wifes, Myrtle (Springfield) King and Mamie (Hays) King.

He is survived by his wife, Pearl King; son, Robert James King; step-daughter, Virginia Stover; step-son and wife, Leo and Bonnie Scott and many nieces and nephews.

Jerry L. King

Memorial Services for Seminole veteran Jerry L. King are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9.

Services will take place at Swearingen Funeral Home.

King, 50, died Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at his home.

He was born in Cushing on September 30, 1953 to Johnny Sr. and Betty (Mosley) Sylsberry.

King was married to Donna (Ballinger) King on Sept. 29, 1990 in Davenport.

He has been a Seminole resident since moving here from Davenport 12 years ago.

King worked maintenance at Sunset Estates Nursing Home in Maud and participated in fishing and hunting.

He is preceded in death by his mother, and sister Donna Clark.

Survivors include his father; his wife, of the home; sons, Jason King of Louisiana, Mitchell King, currently in the military, Rusty King of Arizona, Trae King and Zachary King of the home; daughter, Mandie Rackley of Chandler; Brothers, Johnny and Steve Sylsberry of Seminole, Larry Sylsberry of Prague; sisters, Melva Evans of Midwest City, Shirley Burheen of Kingfisher, and Deanna Webb of Chandler; one grandchild.

Patrick Scott Kinoshita

Patrick Scott Kinoshita, infant son of Holdenville residents Walter "Kino" and Patricia Kinoshita, was born and died on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, in Ada.

Funeral services for Kinoshita are scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Stout-Phillips Chapel in Wewoka, with Pastor Bela Strickland officiating.

Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, under the direction of Stout-Phillips.

Kinoshita is survived by his parents; three brothers, Tyre Thornhill, Holdenville, Corey Kinoshita, Temple, Texas, and Koty Kinoshita, Wewoka; one sister, Kelsey Kinoshita, Wewoka; maternal grandparents Kenneth and Blanche Thornhill, Hot Springs Village, Ark.; paternal grandparents James and Susan Wierschem, Cheyenne, Wyo.; paternal grandparent Satoshi Kinoshita, of Luck, Wis.; maternal great-grandmother Rosa Cabler, Norman; and paternal great-grandparents John and Barbara Wierschem, Wis.

Members of the Wewoka Police Department will be the pallbearers.

Mary Kizer

Funeral services for Mary Spencer Kizer, aunt of Seminole County resident, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13 at the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel in Tecumseh.

Interment will follow at the Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

Kizer died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at the age of 50 in Norman.

She was born Sept. 1, 1963, in Shawnee to Sandy Sr. and Lillie (Fox) Spencer.

She was a homemaker and a member of Victory Church.

Kiser enjoyed collecting angels, reading the bible, working word search puzzles and spending time with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Phillip Spencer, James Switch and Sandy Spencer Jr.

Kiser is survived by two daughters, Jenny Daniels of Norman and Lillian Mitchell of Oklahoma City; one son, Jamie Palmer of Norman; five grandchildren; seven sisters, Vivian Bender, Loretta Murphy and Ula Wesley, all of Shawnee, Liz Wesley, Betsy Casteel and Rita Vizenor, all of Tecumseh and Martha Ellen Wenner of Florida; three aunts, including Geneva Fox of Wewoka and Martha and Nora Fox, both of Shawnee; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Carolyn Kirk

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Carolyn Faye Kirk of Konawa are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa, with Mitch Williams officiating.

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

Kirk died Jan. 7, 2004, at the age of 54 at an Ada hospital.

She was born Nov. 18, 1949, in Lawton to Carl Reeves and Faye (Cox) Reeves.

She was married to Vinson Kirk on July 14, 1967, in Ada.

She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith.

She was a Konawa resident for 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her spouse, Vinson Kirk of the home; one son, Chris Kirk of Tulsa; three daughters, Vallerie Ofsak of Pickett, Bridget Campbell of Konawa and Misty Bowles of Vamoosa; one brother, Anthony Reeves of Roff; three sisters, Sheree Brevard of Colorado, Nancy James and Leona Parks, both of Edmond; and eight grandchildren.

Ethel Kisner

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Ethel Mae Kisner, of Wewoka, will be 2 p.m., Thursday, June 3, 2004, at First Baptist Church in Wewoka with Rev. Dan Anderson officiating

Interment will be at Paris Memorial Cemetery in Water Valley, Miss. under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Kisner died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at the age of 81, at her daughters home in Mcloud

She was born in Calhoun County, Miss. on November 2, 1922, to Tom and Ricie (Brown) Black.

Ethel graduated from Camp Ground Miss. Schools.

She married James Gus Kisner on March 28, 1942, in Water Valley, Miss.

She was a housewife all of her married life.

She and her late husband Gus moved to Wewoka in 1965 where he managed Big Yank.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wewoka, and also was a member of Rebecca Lodge # 43.

Her husband, James Gus Kisner, her parents, Tom and Ricie Black, one son Larry Russell Kisner in 1964, precedes her in death.

Survivors include one son, James David Kisner of Taylor, Miss.; one daughter, Mae Nell Clayton of McCloud; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Earl Bevelhymer, and Gerald Hill

Joe J. Klabzuba

Life-long Prague resident and well-known philanthropist, Joe J. Klabzuba, was born on September 21, 1912, in Prague, Oklahoma, to Joseph J. and Emma (Spevacek) Klabzuba.

He departed this life peacefully on Thursday, August
12, 2004, at his home in Prague, at the age of 91.

In 1937, he received a BS degree from the University of Oklahoma in Petroleum Geology and co-founded Klabzuba Royalty Company.

He married Leontine Mary Kuban on May 18, 1948 in Prague.

World War II interrupted
Joe's oil and gas exploration career. During his service with the United States Army, his battalion saw action in North Africa, Sicily, and ultimately landed on Utah Beach at Normandy on the first day of the D-Day invasion.

Joe received the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Bronze Arrowhead. His service to our country ended just southwest of Berlin at which time he
returned to Prague.

A tireless supporter of all aspects of the Prague community, Joe served on the City Council, the School Board, was a member of the American Legion, and supported the FFA program, the Prague Senior Citizens Center, and various
Prague athletic activities.

Joe was selected Prague's Man of the Year in 1968, headed the Prague Lions Club, was a founder of Prague Builders, supporter of the Prague Main Street Program, and was the recipient of the
Prague Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002.

Perhaps his greatest passion (second only to OU football and geology) was the Prague
Hospital where, as a former president of the board, he was instrumental in recruiting medical doctors to Prague.

Joe was also a loyal supporter of Prague Boy Scout Troop 485, serving on the
Troop Committee and often volunteering to drive boys to summer camps and scouting functions. Joe's grandsons in Edmond continue in the scouting tradition that he began.

Joe's love of his community and its people extended beyond Prague to his alma matter, The University of Oklahoma, where, along with his brother Robert, they established the Joe and Robert Klabzuba Chair of Geology.

Until his death, he served as President and Chairman of the Board of Klabzuba Royalty Company. Until recently, Joe could be found at his desk in
Prague, studying geological maps, looking for the next place to drill a wildcat well!

His generosity was known to all and he always had time to visit with folks about farming, the oil business, our community, etc.

His wife of 48 years, Leontine, preceded Joe in death on May 20, 1996. Four sisters and one brother also preceded him in death.

Those who knew Joe knew him to truly live his life as Jesus asked. He formally accepted his Christian faith on July 21, 2004, and was baptized at home by Father Adrian Vorderlandwehr. Joe was confirmed and received his
first Holy Communion on August 8, 2004.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Ruth Klabzuba of Edmond, Joe Paul Klabzuba of Prague, John and Georgia Klabzuba of Tulsa, and Jim Klabzuba of Prague; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Doris Klabzuba of Ft. Worth, TX; sister-in-law, Irene Sykora of Stroud; and grandchildren,
Mary, James, and Andrew Klabzuba of Edmond.

A wake service and Rosary will be held at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague at 7:30 PM on Sunday, August 15, 2004.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 16, 2004 at 2:00
PM, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Prague with Rev. Adrian Vorderlandwehr, OSB, officiating.

Interment will follow at the Prague Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

Friends will receive friends at the Klabzuba home, 806 Barta, Prague, immediately following the services.

A guest book is available to share your memories on-line.
Please visit www.ParksBrothers.net.

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Elva Jamar Kleckner

Elva Jamar Kleckner, longtime resident of Ponca City, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at Shawn Manor in Ponca City. She was 86.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church.

Rev. Larry Heslip, minister of education/administration of Tallowood Baptist Church of Houston, Texas, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Jack Shamburger, minister of education of First Baptist Church of Ponca City.

A graveside service will follow at 4 p.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Arrangements are under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel, Ponca City, Okla.

Kleckner was born Nov. 19, 1917, in Ledman, Mo., the daughter of Lewis and Minnie (Upshaw) Pride.

She grew up in the Seminole area, attending schools in New Lima and Bowlegs where she graduated from high school.

On Sept. 26, 1937, she married Paul Kleckner in Seminole where they continued to make their home. They came to Ponca City in March of 1957.

She served her family as a homemaker and sold Avon for 25 years.

While in Seminole, she served as superintendent of her Sunday School department and after coming to Ponca City, she continued as superintendent in the seventh and eighth grade Sunday School department at First Baptist Church. Kleckner also sewed and crocheted.

She is survived by her husband, Paul of the home; one son, Jack Kleckner and his wife, Sandy, of Kingfisher; one brother, Kenneth Pride of Broken Arrow; one sister, Betty Pointer of Wichita, Kan.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Kenneth David Kleckner; one sister, Novella Lyman; and two brothers, Leonard and Dwight Pride.

Casket bearers will be John Kleckner, Travis Kleckner, Jason Kleckner, Jacob Kleckner, Tom Skaggs, and George Ivie.

Honorary bearers will be Don Potter, Coolidge Campbell, Wayne Bell, H.T. Duff, Lyndon Boyer, John Davis, Robert Sledge, Frank Suess, Leroy Williams, Hudson Holder, Raymond Morgan, Tom Short, Boyd Christensen, Richard Cross, Ray Cripps, John Young, Wallace Weaver, Nelson Myers, and Roland Garrett.

Contributions may be made in her memory to Hospice of North Central Oklahoma, 1904 N. Union, Suite 103, Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601.

Claude Knight

Services for Seminole County resident, Claude B. Knight, long-time Wewoka physician, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 8 at the First Christian Church in Wewoka.

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

Knight passed away in his home on April 5, 2004.

Knight was born to Walter and Rose Knight on June 8, 1911, in Wewoka.

He attended Wewoka schools and graduated in 1927, entered Phillips University and graduated from the University of Oklahoma Medical School in 1935.

Chances are good that if you lived in the Wewoka area within the last 100 years, you have seen a Dr. Knight.

His father, Dr. Walter L. Knight, began his practice in 1907, while Wewoka was still Indian Territory.

He built the first hospital in Seminole County.

"Young" Dr. Knight was an Elder at the First Christian Church and Chairman of the Board for many years.

He was active in the Wewoka Rotary Club and was instrumental in establishing the Sorghum Day Festival, Wewoka’s annual festival.

He served on the Wewoka Board of Education for 28 years, was past president of the Hughes-Seminole County Medical Association, member of the Oklahoma Medical Association, member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association and a member of the House of Delegates of the Oklahoma Medical Association.

He joined the Oklahoma National Guard in 1931, a connection that lasted for over 35 years.

His 60-year medical practice was interrupted twice, once for World War II and again when the 45th Infantry was reactivated for the Korean conflict.

He was drafted into the Army Air Force during World War II, where he served from 1942 to 1945 as a flight surgeon in the Pacific theatre.

Because of the doctor’s pride in the military, he became the primary person responsible for erecting a monument honoring veterans of all armed forces, past, present and future.

The monument was erected in 1985 on the front lawn of the Seminole County courthouse.

Knight was also a founding member of the Seminole Nation Museum and the Wewoka Country Club.

He was active in the Boy Scouts and many other local organizations.

Knight was fortunate in his post–retirement years to be able to remain in his home on Okfuskee Avenue, where he lived until his death.

In his later years he was cared for extensively by his youngest daughter Carol and her husband Roger Friar.

Survivors Include one son Wade and Linda Knight of Temple, Texas; two daughters, Polly Knight of Manassas, Virginia and Carol and Roger Friar of Wewoka; two sisters, Alice Cooper of Duncan and Grace Schmucker of Denver, Colo.; eight grandchildren, Betsy Sheridan of Sterling, Va., Carrie Mitchell of Norman, Scott Knight of Great Falls, Va., Kirk Beese of Newport News, Va., Marc Knight of Austin, Texas, Erin Friar of Dallas, Texas, Brian Knight of Tulsa and Alexandra Prati of Manassas, Va.; four great grandchildren, Brian Mitchell and Sam Mitchell, both of Norman, Madison Beese of Newport News, Va. and Malorie Knight of Tulsa.

Pallbearers will be Betsy Sheridan, Carrie Mitchell, Scott Knight, Kirk Beese, Marc Knight, Erin Friar, Brian Knight, and Alexandra Prati.

The family extends grateful appreciation to Herlena Spencer, Elwanda Walker, Raniece Cooper, Kathy Mathews, Lora Martin and Elizabeth Cellars for their loving care of Dr. Knight.

Memorials may be made to the Seminole Nation Museum in Wewoka or to the Wewoka High School Scholarship Fund in the name of Dr. Claude Knight.

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Russell Ladd

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Russell Dee Ladd are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Eastman Factor officiating.

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

Ladd died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at the age of 65 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born on May 1, 1938, in Seminole to George Washington Ladd and Opal (Stevenson) Ladd.

He was married to Nancy (Ashworth) Ladd on Feb. 1, 1958, in Pasadena, Calif.

He was a retired production supervisor at Enviro Systems.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy of the home; three sons, Dennis M. Ladd, Jim Ladd and wife, Nancy, and George Ladd, all of Seminole; one daughter, Shelley White and husband, Steve of Seminole; one sister, Phyllis Isom of Fontana, Calif. and one grandchild, Jeremy Ladd of Hemmitt, Calif.

Casket bearers will be Steve Foster, Kurt Goodman, Jack Ladd, Jack Daniel, Leon Williams and George Ladd.

Robert Charles Landrum

Services for Robert Charles Landrum, of Asher, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Graveside Moral Cemetery with burial to follow in Moral Cemetery, Tribbey. Rev. Jerry Plumley will officiate.

Arrangements are being handled by Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

Landrum died in an Ada nursing home Sept. 4, 2004. He was 81.

Landrum was born to William Adam and Rosetta (Peyton) Landrum in Hulbert on Dec. 22, 1922.

Landrum married Martha (Jacobs) Landrum on Nov. 15, 1943 in Shawnee.

He was a farm worker and an Army veteran.

He was also a member of the Hazeldell Baptist Church.

Landrum was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and four sisters.

He is survived by his wife, of the home; five sons, Bobby, Lonnie, Ronnie, Bruce and Dicky; six daughters, Rose Selzer, Sue Capps, Mae Norris, Kay Jenkins, Brenda Shircliff and Linda Willcox.

His brother Richard and sister Julie Goodson also survive Landrum.

Johnny Landrum III

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident Johnny Everett Landrum III are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Richard Winters officiating.

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

Landrum, 54, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004 while on duty in Murray County. He was born Oct. 3, 1950 in Rosebud, Texas to Johnny Everett Landrum Jr. and Tressie Mae (Lindsey) Brower.

He married Patricia Marie (Gokey) on Aug. 4, 1995 in Wewoka. Landrum was a truck driver for Arnold Transportation.

His father and a sister, Charlotte Landrum preceded him in death.

He is survived by his mother, Tressie Brower of Konawa; his wife of the home; daughter Shandal Hopkins of Stella, Mo.; and three stepsons, Monty and Michael Clary of Madill and Mickey Clary of Pickett.

In addition four sisters, Tressie Hickman of Sullivan, Mo., Donna Robinson and Norma "Tink" Johannes both of Konawa and Kelly Hayes of Lawton; two grandchildren and four step-grandchildren also survive him.

Nell Lane

Funeral services for Mattie Nell Lane of Jenks, sister of Seminole County resident are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the Crossroads Church of Christ in Tulsa.

Interment will follow at the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole under the direction of Moore’s Funeral Home of Tulsa.

She died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at the age of 83 at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa.

She was born in 1921 in Jackson County, Tenn. to Herman and Mary Poston.

She moved with her parents, to Seminole County at the age of 6.

She was raised in the Excelsior Community where she met and married C.H. "Bud" Lane in 1939.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Bud Poston; three children; Charles Lane Jr., Michael Lane and Charlene White; one grat grandchild, Emma McDonald; and one brother, Tobie Poston.

She is survived by her husband, Bud of the home; three daughters, Barbara Vaugham and Mary Henry, both of Jenks and Carol Parker of Cashion; one sister, Jean Davis of Wewoka; 14 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

Ramsey Larney

Funeral services for Seminole native, Ramsey Larney of Meeker are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with George Harjochee and Bob Kernall officiating.

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

Wake Services are scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, June 28 at the Swearingen Chapel

Larney died Friday, June 25, 2004, at the age of 56 at Shawnee Unity North Hospital

He was born July 21, 1947, in Seminole to Martin Larney and Irene (Harjo) Brown, but was raised by Raymond Brown, his stepfather.

He was an assembly line inspector for TDK in Shawnee for 14 years and attended the Mekusukey Indian Baptist Church in Seminole.

Larney is survived by one son, Wes Larney of Shawnee; two daughters, Deanna Gibson of Tecumseh and Lisa Larney of Shawnee; three brothers, John Brown, Andrew Brown and Michael Brown, all of Oklahoma City; one sister, Claudia Lena of Wewoka and six grandchildren.

Ruby Laudermilk

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Ruby Jewel (Fort) Laudermilk were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 at Brown’s Funeral Chapel of Coalgate with Rev. Vance Bowman and Darrin Laudermilk officiating..

Interment will follow at Byrds Prairie Cemetery in Tupelo under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service of Coalgate.

She died Saturday, April 24, 2004, at the age of 66 at her residence in Seminole.

She was born March 26, 1938, at Malacoff, Texas to Durwood and Ruth (Watkins) Fort.

Ruby attended schools at Grand Prairie, Texas.

She married J.D. Laudermillk on July 7, 1958, in Durant.

Ruby was also a former Tupelo resident.

She worked several years at the Blue Bell (Wrangler) Plant in Seminole and was a housewife and a homemaker.

She was a former member of the United Pentecostal Church in Atoka and a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Shawnee at the time of her death.

She was preceded in death by her father, Durwood Fort; mother and stepfather, Ruth and J. M. French; and one sister, Estelle Rice.

She is survived by her husband, J.D. of the home; three children, Rhonda Lay and husband, Dean of Seminole; Jay Allen French and wife, Janet of Midlothian, Texas and Darrin Laudermilk and wife, Rhonda of Paris, Texas; one brother, Charels D. Fort and wife, Carolyn of Arlington, Texas; seven grandchildren, Jana French, Jamie French, Brandie Lucas, Buddy Laudermilk, Tiphannie Lay, Ryan Lay and Rena Lay; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and many dear and loved friends.

Casketbearers will be Amos Loudermilk, Buddy Laudermilk, Timothy Bates, Virgil Lamaster, Johnny Sains and Mike Flint.

Laudermilk

Tommie Irene Lawler

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Tommie Irene Lawler, 90, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Stillwell officiating.

Interment is to follow the service at Wolf Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Lawler died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004 at Unity Health Center, North. She was born in Seminole County Oct. 19, 1914 to Issac Alex and Belle (Harrison) Oakes.

She married Ronald Charles Lawler in March 1931 in Wolf, and was a homemaker. Lawler was a member of Assembly of God.

Lawler’s parents; husband; son-in-law, Tom Hayes; and siblings, Grace West, Hollie Oakes, Roy Oakes, Roland Oakes, Bertha Dunn and Norma Williams preceded her in death. Her sister, Johnnie Ferguson of Weatherford died Saturday morning in Hydro.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Henry Bowlan of Tecumseh and Donna Hayes of Flint, Texas; grandchildren, Libby and Larry Dixon of Tyler, Texas, Chuck and Carla Bowlan of Tecumseh and Chad and Heather Bowlan of Edmond; and great-grandchildren, Garrett, Charlisle and Holly Bowlan of Tecumseh, Aubrie and Bryson Bowlan of Edmond and Wade and Ellen Dixon of Tyler, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

The casket bearers for the services will be her grandsons, great-grandsons and Lindel Smith. Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

Johnny D. Ledbetter

Services were scheduled to take place today at 1:30 p.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church in Maud for lifelong resident Johnny D. Ledbetter. Rev. Wayne Taylor was scheduled to officiate.

His casket was to be open until service time and closed after the service.

Ledbetter is scheduled to be buried in the Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

The Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home is taking care of the arrangements.

Ledbetter died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004 in the Seminole Hospital at the age of 64.

He was born Aug. 1, 1940, to William and Letha (Jackson) Ledbetter, south of Maud.

Sandra (Strickland) Ledbetter became his wife on July 22, 1961, in Maud.

Ledbetter owned and operated the J&W Dump Truck service in Maud for many years.

He attended Carr City and Pumpkin Center Schools before graduating from Maud High School in 1959.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Billy "Tosh" Ledbetter in 1950; and sister Ernestine Lacefield in 2003.

He is survived by his wife, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Darryl and Julee Ledbetter of Tecumseh; daughter and son-in-law Tammy and Roger Kiser of Maud; sister Betty Waltens or Decatur, Ill.; four grandchildren, Kadee and Tanner Silas or Maud, Gavin and Gabel Ledbetter of Tecumseh; and a host of other family and friends.

Notes of condolences can be sent on-line at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Oklahoma Heart Association.

Leonard P. Ledbetter

Funeral services for Seminole resident Leonard Ledbetter are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Clark officiating.

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

Ledbetter, 86, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004 at Mercy Health Center. He was born Dec. 11, 1918 in Red Bay, Ala. to James Robert and Ida Francis (White) Ledbetter.

He married Beatrice Christine Poling on Oct. 29, 1939 in Seminole. Ledbetter lived most of his life in the Maud, Prairie Valley and Seminole areas. He also lived in California for six years.

As a veteran he served in the United States Army during World War II. He worked for Sinclair Plant 13 for 35 years as a mechanic over the engine room. He also worked for Standard Oil while in California.

Ledbetter was a member of First Baptist Church and a former member of American Legion.

His wife, Beatrice Ledbetter of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Leonard Dick and Kathy Ledbetter of Chickasha and Lloyd Allen and Kay Ledbetter of Seminole; sister Exie Lee Blake of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, April Dawn Ledbetter Jones and husband Michael, Steven Zane Ledbetter, Cynthia DeAnne Ledbetter Mincher and husband Dwight and Aaron Allen Ledbetter and wife Crystal survive him.

In addition are his great grandchildren, Desirae’ Jean Ledbetter of Blanchard, Austin Allen and Jaxson Dean Mincher and Joshua and Miranda Matthews all of Texas, Dustin Monroe and Valerie Ann Jones both of Okemah, Lane Michael and Larson Paige Jones and Shalena Faith Ballard and Marissa Joy Ledbetter all of Seminole; nieces and nephews, Judy Lee Ledbetter and husband Walter Spicer, John Robert Ledbetter, Nelda Quellette and husband Jarry, Donal Lee Dickerson and wife Brooksie, Joel Murlynn Eyler, Joyce Maxine Hilbarn and husband Sonny and Mary Francis Dickerson.

The casket bearers for the service will be Robert Foxx, Larry Bruce, Mike Douglas, Toby Aldridge and Delbert Aldridge. Standing as honorary bearers will be Fred Ellison, D.C. Neal, Bo Rouse and Don Raney.

Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Sharon Kay Ledbetter

Funeral services for Wewoka native Sharon Kay Ledbetter are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the Henninger-Allen Funeral Chapel in Enid.

The Rev. Sherry Shaw will be officiating the services, and burial is planned for 1 p.m. Thursday, at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Ledbetter passed away Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at the age of 54.

She was born on Oct. 21, 1949, in Wewoka, to J.D. and Beula Merle Allen Davis.

In 1967, she graduated from Wewoka High School and married Gary Ledbetter.

Ledbetter lived in Wewoka until 1980, when she moved to Enid.

After graduating from Licensed Practical Nursing School in 1985, she worked as a nurse in Enid for 19 years.

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

She is survived by her daughter Angela Ledbetter-Shaw and her husband Allen, of Enid; her sons, Terry Ledbetter and wife Trisha of Enid, and Ron Ward and wife Melissa of Poteau; grandchildren, Shanleigh Shaw, Misty Kattie and Gregory Miller, all of Enid, Ryan, Morgan and Rece Ward, of Poteau; brothers Dennis Allen and Rick Rose; sisters Barbara Jernigan-Cross and Francis Frank; and nephews Randy Jernigan and wife Carmen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Shawn Jernigan and wife Amy of Enid.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Hospice Circle of Love.

Condolences may be sent to www.Enidwecare.com.

Peggy Jo Ledford

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Peggy Jo Ledford were scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka. Rev. Johnny Hinton will be officiating. Under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Ledford died July 24, 2004 at Seminole Medical Center, at the age of 75.

Ledford was born Sept. 28, 1928 in Konawa, to Luther and Alie (Minton) Berry.

She was raised in the Konawa area, were she attended Konawa High School and graduated in 1946 as valedictorian, Ms. Rodeo Queen, All District basketball, football and Band.

She was a member of the Konawa Church of Christ.

Ledford was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Alie Berry; her husband, Kinnie Ledford; her son, Kevin Lee Ledford; and two brothers, Gene and Roscoe Berry.

She is survived by her son, Curtis Ledford of Wewoka; her daughter, Linda Sexton of Muskogee; and her two sisters, Barbara Chase and Bonnie Scott both of Konawa.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Colbert, Cletus Colbert, Joe Yahola, Ted Neil, Reggie Parker, Larry Streater, Marvin Osborn, and Tom Kiker.

Bill Lee

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Bill Harold Lee are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, March 1 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doyle Long officiating.

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

Lee died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at the age of 74 in the Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole.

He was born Dec. 13, 1929, in Seminole.

He worked for Lee Transfer and Storage for 26 years as a truck driver.

He was also a private in the U.S. Army during World War II, as well as a member of the I.O.O.F. ( Oddfellows).

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

He is survived by a special friend, Barbara Knight and considered the following like his children, Pamala Sieben of Beaumont, Texas, Billy Joe Knight of Seminole, Edie Mayeux and Jackie Knight, both of Belton, Texas.

Casket bearers will be Billy Knight, Terry Morrison, Randy Cotton, Jim Chilcoate, Wayne Winn and Joseph Foutz.

Honorary bearers are Bruce Patterson, Lloyd Sneed, Kenneth Dye and Jim Chilcoate.

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Tyler Lehman

Funeral services for Tyler Lynn Lehman, infant son of Ryan and Jennifer Lehman, former Seminole residents, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Chapel.

Pastor Rick Harris, First Baptist Church at Bowlegs, will officiate.

Graveside services will follow under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

The baby was born April 12 at Unity North Medical Center in Shawnee.

He died the same day.

Survivors include his parents of Shawnee; his twin sister, Anna Dianne Lehman, of the home; grandparents, Tom and Laverne Lehman, Seminole; Alan and Lisa Darr, Bowlegs and Ken and Brenda Violet, Midwest City.

Tyler Lehman

Funeral services for Tyler Lynn Lehman, infant son of Ryan and Jennifer Lehman, former Seminole residents, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Chapel.

Pastor Rick Harris, First Baptist Church at Bowlegs, will officiate.

Graveside services will follow under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

The baby was born April 12 at Unity North Medical Center in Shawnee.

He died the same day.

Survivors include his parents of Shawnee; his twin sister, Anna Dianne Lehman, of the home; grandparents, Tom and Laverne Lehman, Seminole; Alan and Lisa Darr, Bowlegs and Ken and Brenda Violet, Midwest City.

Pearl Lemmings

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Pearl Lemmings are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 17, 2004, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Lemmings died Sunday, June 13, 2004, at the age of 79 in Seminole Hospital.

She was born March 23, 1925, in Seminole to Joseph Davis Nelson and Oca Margaret (Rogers) Nelson.

She was married to Leon Lemmings on March 27, 1941, in Seminole and was a lifelong Seminole resident.

She was a homemaker and a farmer, as well as a member of the Haney Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dave and Oca Nelson; one sister, Stella Burleson; one brother, Jim Nelson; and husband, Leon Lemmings on July 17, 1980.

She is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Tom and Anita Lemmings of Seminole and David Lemmings of Oklahoma City; four daughters and sons-in-law, Janey and Gerald Vaughn of Seminole, Roxie and Tom Posey of Shawnee, Lisa and Fred Schroeder of Corpus Christi, Texas and Patsy and Michael Patten of West Bend, Wisc.; one brother, Alvie Nelson of Seminole; 15 grandchildren, John Lemmings and wife, Kim; Tammy Barrientos and husband, Gerardo; Steven Vaughn and wife, Shauna; Tina Ticer and husband, Jimmy; Thomas Posey, David Lemmings and wife, Julie; Kim Lana and husband, Brian; Curtis and Leah Lemmings, Jennifer Schroeder, Daniel Patten, Mathew Patten, Zack Patten, Rachel Patten and Jacob Paten; and 15 great grandchildren, Travis Lemmings, Justin Lane, Johnny Lane, Brooklyn Vaughn, Dylan Vaughn, Noel Ticer, Krisha Ticer, Hanna Ticer, Madison Ticer, Shelby Posey, Sarah Lemmings, Coty Lemmngs, Quinton Lemmings, Alexis Lana and Jordan Lana.

Casket bearers will be her grandsons.

Honorary bearers will be Buster Gene Pace, Dewayne Lemmings, Wendell Lemmings, Gene Kernal, Shirley Hill and Adrian Hester.

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Pete Jeff Lena Jr.

Funeral services for Wewoka native Pete Jeff Lena Jr. are set for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Stout-Phillips Chapel in Wewoka.

Rev. Houston Tiger will be officiating, and burial is set to follow at the Lena Family Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Wake services are set for tonight, Tuesday, Aug. 31, at the Stout-Phillips Chapel at 6:30 p.m.

Lena died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at the Shawnee Care Center, at the age of 81.

He was born Oct. 8, 1922, in Wewoka, to Peter Lena Sr. and Lucy (Reed) Lena.

He retired from Douglas Aircraft in 1960, where had worked as a machinist.

Lena was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Melvin Lena; one sister, Marva Long; and two brothers, Walter Lena and Newman Lena.

He is survived by one brother, Russell Valdez, Wewoka; two sisters, Irene Freeman, Tulsa, and Stella Lena; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Robert McKane, Bennie Lena, Mack Lena, Dean Lena, and Frankie Lena.

Honorary bearers will be Paul Factor, Gerald Factor, A.C. Buck, Jimmy Lena, and Kenneth Fixico.

Frank Lena Sr.

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Frank Lena Sr. will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at the Stout-Phillips Chapel with Revs. Houston Tiger and Billy Merritt officiating.

Wake service is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 4 at Stout-Phillips Chapel.

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

Lena died Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at the age of 70, at Carl Albert Hospital in Ada.

He was born in Wewoka, on Sept. 10, 1933 to Charlie and Winey "Joshua" Lena.

Lena attended school at Justice and he married Claudia on Oct. 23, 1963, in Wewoka.

He worked as a custodian at Justice Schools for 30 years, he also was a basketball coach for Justice Schools.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Winey Lena; eight brothers, Willie, Tom, Joe, Edward, Robert, Reed, Lillie, and Jacob Lena; four sisters, Elizabeth Douglas, Betty Fixico, Cindy Lena, and Effie McCulley; and one grandson Derek Drake Lena.

Lena is survived by his wife, Claudia of the home; two sons, Frank Lena Jr. and Marty Lena; two sisters, Cora Green and Mary Jane Lena; four grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Jonas Lena, Glen Lena, Mose Merritt, Brian Harjo, Andrew Davis, Benny Lena.

Honorary Pallbearers William Harrison, Tommy Orr, Lewis Wise, Oscar Bunner, Rex Haley.

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Charles LeRoy Lee II

Memorial services for Seminole County native, Charles LeRoy Lee II are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 10 at the Blackburn Chapel in Shawnee under the direction of the Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

He passed away in his home from this life to be with his Heavenly Father after a long and extremely brave battle with cancer and Alzheimer’s on March 6, 2004, at the age of 71.

He is now able to enjoy the company of his mother and father who have passed before him.

His spirit will live on in our hearts forever.

He was a kind and generous person who touched many lives, as well as a very loving husband and father.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was born Sept. 27, 1932, in Okemah to Charles LeRoy and Mollie (Witham) Lee.

He was a 1950 graduate of Pharoah High School and a 1958 graduate of Central State University.

He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and worked all his life in and around the oil profession.

He enjoyed crafts and was a member of Wild Birds Unlimited.

Lee is survived by his wife, Roberta and son Charles LeRoy Lee III, both of the home; four daughters and sons-in-law, CaTrinna and Fred Smith of Shawnee, Charla Garrett and Michael Lee of Moore, Melanie and Ronald Churchill of Midwest City, and Eva Lee Brummett of Tulsa; and one sister, Corinna Lou Brown of Holdenville.

Kianna Lincoln

Funeral services for Kianna Anne Lincoln are to be held 1 p.m. Saturday, April 3 at Shiloh Baptist Faith Fellowship Ministries, east of Holdenville.

Interment will follow the services at Shiloh Church Cemetery, also east of Holdenville.

Lincoln died on Monday, March 29, 2004, at the age of seven, due to an automobile accident in Seminole County.

She was born Dec. 3, 1996, in Ada to Emery Lincoln and Tyra Field.

She attended first grade at Park View Elementary in Holdenville where she was honored as a Student of the Month.

She attended Shiloh Baptist Faith Fellowship Ministries and was a very active and dedicated member of the kitchen committee and the youngest member of the Women’s Mission Society.

She is survived by her parents, Emery Lincoln and Tyra Fields; one brother, Terrell Lincoln; grandparents, Melvin and Patricia Hooks and Sandra Sequichie and K.T. Fields; great grandparents, I.J. and Berniece Hooks; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Shawn Jones, Stanley Lincoln, Durell Lincoln, Doyle Hooks Jr., Chris Hooks, and Eric Hooks.

Honorary bearers are Corey Madden, Tommy Hayes, David Scraper, and Sammy Scraper.

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Terrell I. Jay Lincoln

Funeral services for Terrell I. Jay Lincoln, five-year-old victim of an automobile accident in Seminole County last week, were held Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Faith Fellowship Ministries in Holdenville.

Rev. John T. Berry officiated and burial followed at Shiloh Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

The child was buried in a double funeral with his sister, seven-year-old Kianna Lincoln.

Both died of injuries sustained in an accident on March 29 near Nobletown Road.

Kianna was dead at the scene, Terrell died Thursday in an Oklahoma City hospital.

He was born Sept. 9, 1997, in Ada to Emery Lincoln and Tyra Field.

He attended school at Creek Nation Headstart in Yeager and attended Shiloh Baptist Faith Fellowship Minisries in Holdenville.

Survivors include his parents, of the home in Holdenville; grandparents, Melvin and Patricia Hooks, Sandra Sequichie and K.T. Fields, and great-grandparents, I.J. and Bernice Hooks.

Johnie Mae Little

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Johnie Mae Little are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Pollard officiating.

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

Little, 96, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center. She was born Sept. 20, 1908 in Ada to Ocie O. and Callie (Fox) East.

She married Loy Little on June 10, 1936 in Ada. Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Little was a homemaker and a member of the Haney Methodist Church.

Surviving her are three sisters, Ara Belle Hobbs of Seminole, Lula Keeling of Ada and Elva Kraeer of McLoud.

Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Jim Delbert Logan

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Jim Delbert Logan are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Chapel Funeral Chapel in Nobel, Rev. James Kim officiating.

Interment is set to follow at Noble I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Memorial Chapel Funeral Service is handling arrangements.

Logan died Oct. 20, 2004, at Southwest Integris Medical Center. He was 58.

He was born in Seminole to Delbert and Ona (Harjochee) Logan on June 22, 1946.

Logan attended school at Varnum and graduated in 1964 before attending Seminole State College.

Logan worked in the grocery business all his life starting as a sacker and working his way up into management with Spencer’s Grocery in Blanchard.

In January 1968, Logan married Dorothy Davis in Oklahoma City. They made their home in Norman.

He served his country in the Oklahoma National Guard.

Logan attended Noble Methodist Church.

His hobbies included golf, fixing things, attending Seminole and Neucaney football games, spending time with his family and serving on the Pebblebrook Addition Board of Directors.

Logan was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of the home; one son, James Logan of Houston Texas; one daughter, Kelly Bartley of Oklahoma City; and one sister, Dee Bennett of Seminole.

Ray Loman

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Ray Haskell "Hack" Loman, of Wewoka will be at 10 a.m.. Saturday, May15 at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka, with Ken Cross officiating.

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

Loman of Wewoka passed away on May 11, 2004, at the age of 69 at his residence, north of Wewoka.

He was born on November 12, 1934, north of Wewoka in Seminole County to Chris and Ethel "Halk" Loman.

He reared in the Butner and Cromwell area and he attended Butner High School and graduating in 1953

Hack married Edith Arlene Cross on May 16, 1956, at Cromwell, Hack worked as an oil field operator for many years and later working for Sloan Drilling Company until his retirement in 1990.

He lived in the Seminole County area all of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Chris and Ethel Loman, and one brother Leroy "Curly" Loman.

Survivors include his wife, Edith Arlene of the home; five children, David Ray Loman and wife, Mindy of Maud, Cindy Arlene Jarvis and husband, Steve of Burleson, Texas, Tommy Dean Loman and wife, Sheila of Kings Mountain, N. C., Susan Renee Tilley and husband, John of Wewoka, Johnny Wayne Loman of Wewoka; three brothers, Earl Loman of Cedar Lake, Ind., Joe Loman of Hammond, Ind. and Calvin Loman of Wewoka; two sisters, Ona Jean Cross of Oklahoma City and Colleen Fowler of Del City; grandchildren, Gail and Randy Loman, Clinton, Amy, Heather, Patricia Jarvis, Chelsey, Katelyn, Austin Loman, and Jennifer, Jessica, Julie Tilley; and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Shane Smith, Randy Whelan, Mark Cross, Steve Jarvis, Clinton Jarvis, Dale Lemons.

Claude, Beulah Long

A graveside memorial service for Seminole residents, Claude Dale and Beulah Pauline Long will be held at 12 noon Saturday, May 22 at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole where their remains will be buried.

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

Claude Dale Long passed away Sept 5, 1996, in Joplin, Mo. at the age of 71.

He was born May 9, 1925, in Summer, Texas to Andrew Clovis and Nora (Blagg) Long.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy, as well as in the Merchang Marines.

He worked as a foreman for the Iron Workers Union Local No. 48 in Oklahoma City until his retirement in 1972, due to ill health.

He married Beulah Pauline (Hall) Long on May 28, 1949, in Yuma, Ariz.

She died Jan. 20, 2004, in Girard, Kan. at the age of 80.

She was born Sept. 8, 1923, in Stigler to John and Bonnie (Alstait) Hall.

She was a homemaker.

Both were former Seminole residents, moving to Cherokee in 1990.

Survivors include a son, James A. Long of Wolf; nine daughters, Betty Crowe, Debbie Bennett, Nora Hoover, Mary Long, Sheila Whittenburg and Kathy Frasher, all of Cherokee, Peggy Russell of Holdenville, Cytha Johnson of Marshfield, Wis. and Nancy Plumley of Shawnee; 34 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren.

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Beulah Long

Memorial services for former Seminole resident, Beulah Pauline Long are scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23 at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Weir, Kan. with Rev. Dale Houghton officiating.

Inurnment will be at a later date in Resthaven Cemetery in Seminole.

Arrangements and services are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Weir, Kan.

Long died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at the age of 80 at Heritage Nursing Home in Girard, Kan., where she has been failing in health for two years.

She was born. Sept. 8, 1923, in Stigler to John and Bonnie (Altstatt) Hall.

She married Claude D. Long on May 28, 1949, in Yuma, Ariz.

She lived in Seminole for many years before moving to Cherokee, Kan. in 1990.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Cherokee United Methodist Church in Cherokee, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude D. Long on Sept. 5, 1996; her parents; one daughter, Alice Goodnight; two brothers; and one sister.

She is survived by her son, James A. Long of Wolf; nine daughters, Betty Crowe,. Debbie Bennett, Nora Hoover, Mary Long, Sheila Whittenburg and Kathy Frasher, all of Cherokee, Kan., Peggy Russell of Holdenville, Cytha Johnson of Marshfield, Wis., Nancy Plumley of Shawnee; 34 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren.

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Claude, Beulah Long

A graveside memorial service for Seminole residents, Claude Dale and Beulah Pauline Long will be held at 12 noon Saturday, May 22 at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole where their remains will be buried.

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

Claude Dale Long passed away Sept 5, 1996, in Joplin, Mo. at the age of 71.

He was born May 9, 1925, in Summer, Texas to Andrew Clovis and Nora (Blagg) Long.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy, as well as in the Merchang Marines.

He worked as a foreman for the Iron Workers Union Local No. 48 in Oklahoma City until his retirement in 1972, due to ill health.

He married Beulah Pauline (Hall) Long on May 28, 1949, in Yuma, Ariz.

Beulah Pauline Long died Jan. 20, 2004, in Girard, Kan at the age of 80.

She was born Sept. 8, 1923 in Stigler to John and Bonnie (Alstait) Hall.

She was a homemaker.

Both were former Seminole residents, moving to Cherokee in 1990.

Survivors include a son, James A. Long of Wolf; nine daughters, Betty Crowe, Debbie Bennett, Nora Hoover, Mary Long, Sheila Whittenburg and Kathy Frasher, all of Cherokee, Peggy Russell of Holdenville, Cytha Johnson of Marshfield, Wis., Nancy Plumley of Shawnee; 34 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren.

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Claude, Beulah Long

A graveside memorial service for Seminole residents, Claude Dale and Beulah Pauline Long will be held at 12 noon Saturday, May 22 at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole where their remains will be buried.

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

Claude Dale Long passed away Sept 5, 1996, in Joplin, Mo. at the age of 71.

He was born May 9, 1925, in Summer, Texas to Andrew Clovis and Nora (Blagg) Long.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy, as well as in the Merchang Marines.

He worked as a foreman for the Iron Workers Union Local No. 48 in Oklahoma City until his retirement in 1972, due to ill health.

He married Beulah Pauline (Hall) Long on May 28, 1949, in Yuma, Ariz.

She died Jan. 20, 2004, in Girard, Kan. at the age of 80.

She was born Sept. 8, 1923, in Stigler to John and Bonnie (Alstait) Hall.

She was a homemaker.

Both were former Seminole residents, moving to Cherokee in 1990.

Survivors include a son, James A. Long of Wolf; nine daughters, Betty Crowe, Debbie Bennett, Nora Hoover, Mary Long, Sheila Whittenburg and Kathy Frasher, all of Cherokee, Peggy Russell of Holdenville, Cytha Johnson of Marshfield, Wis. and Nancy Plumley of Shawnee; 34 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren.

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Elga Long

Gravesite services for Seminole County resident, Elga McGeehee Long are scheduled for March 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Graveside Rites Highland Cemetery with Bro. James Branscum officiating.

Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Schumacher Funeral Home, Okemah.

Lond died March 11, 2004, at the age of 86 in Okemah.

She was born Sept. 17, 1917, in Ravia to Jesse D. and Mary Francis Synder McGeehee.

Long worked for Wilson’s Foods in Oklahoma City as a machine operator and retired after 30 years.

She moved to Cromwell from Oklahoma City in 1981 and was a member of the Cromwell Church of Christ.

She loved to play rummy and was a good cook.

She was married to Olin Long.

She was preceded in death by spouse Olin Long in 1992; her parents; two sons, Olin Zane Long and Charles E. Long; and five brothers; Jesse, Bob, Max, and Frank McGeehee, and three sisters; Vina Garrett, Aza Saylors and Addie McGeehee.

She is survived by one son, Darrell Long of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Mary Vaught; and husband Millard of Cromwell; ten grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and nine great- great grandchildren; along with a host of other family and friends.

Elga Long

Gravesite services for Seminole County resident, Elga McGeehee Long are scheduled for March 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Graveside Rites Highland Cemetery with Bro. James Branscum officiating.

Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Schumacher Funeral Home, Okemah.

Lond died March 11, 2004, at the age of 86 in Okemah.

She was born Sept. 17, 1917, in Ravia to Jesse D. and Mary Francis Synder McGeehee.

Long worked for Wilson’s Foods in Oklahoma City as a machine operator and retired after 30 years.

She moved to Cromwell from Oklahoma City in 1981 and was a member of the Cromwell Church of Christ.

She loved to play rummy and was a good cook.

She was married to Olin Long.

She was preceded in death by spouse Olin Long in 1992; her parents; two sons, Olin Zane Long and Charles E. Long; and five brothers; Jesse, Bob, Max, and Frank McGeehee, and three sisters; Vina Garrett, Aza Saylors and Addie McGeehee.

She is survived by one son, Darrell Long of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Mary Vaught; and husband Millard of Cromwell; ten grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and nine great- great grandchildren; along with a host of other family and friends.

Pauline M. Love

TYRONE – Funeral services for former Seminole resident Pauline M. Love will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Tyrone Baptist Church with Jesse Murphy presiding. Interment will be in the Tyrone Cemetery.

Love died Sept. 2, 2004 at the Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kan. She was born to Alva C. and Clara W. (White) Broughton on June 8, 1929 in Saddle Mountain.

She graduated from Seminole High School before moving with her family to Tyrone in 1961. Love was a bookkeeper for Love Pumping for many years and did volunteer work for the Salvation Army Store in Liberal, Kan.

Love was a longtime Avon representative and enjoyed auctions, sewing, needlepoint, and spending time with her family. She was of the Christian faith.

On Nov. 27, 1929 she married Robert T. Love in Pawhuska. He preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 1999.

She is survived by four sons, Charles Love of Kansas City, Kan., Philip Love of Tyrone, Kan., John Love of Liberal, Kan., Robert Love Jr. of Guymon; four daughters, Carolyn Gonzales of Derby, Kan., Kaye Christensen of Hattiesburg, Miss., Roberta Bridenstine of Turpin, Virginia Hinton of Liberal, Kan.; sister, Elva Ruth Fitz of Shattuck; 28 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren.

Miller Mortuary located at 908 N. Lincoln, Liberal, and Kan is handling arrangements.

Angel Lowe

Prayer services for Angel Lowe, father of Seminole resident Linda Walker, are scheduled to be held 6:30 p.m. tonight at Hudson-Phillips Chapel.

Procession to the church is scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday for wake services.

Lowe’s funeral is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Wewoka Indian Methodist Church in Yeager with Reverend Harry Long officiating. Burial is scheduled to take place at McGirt Family Cemetery in Yeager under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Lowe died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, in Okemah after an automobile accident at the age of 90.

Born June 7, 1914, to Canuky Lowe and Tochee Smith in Hughes County, Lowe was raised in the Pecan Grove area and attended Euchee school in Sapulpa.

Lowe joined the U.S. Army and served during WWII in the infantry, 45th division. He later joined the Coast Guard serving a total of 11 years.

Upon returning home, he worked as a farmer for several years.

Lowe retired from Claybrook Drilling in 1984 where he worked as a truck driver.

He was a member of the Wewoka Indian Methodist Church in Yeager.

Lowe was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth McGirt in 1989; one daughter, Tochee Narcomey; and one granddaughter, Erin Lowe.

He is survived by his children, Mike McGirt of Yeager, Jerry Lowe of Glenpool, James and Annette Lowe both of Holdenville, Linda Walker of Seminole, and Kay Johnson of Holdenville; sisters Louise Musgrove of Holdenville and Lizzie Brooks of Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers are Dan Narcomey, John Factor, Bill Fife, Jon Lowe, Darrick Walker and Ethan Narcomey.

Honorary pallbearers are Jim Humble, Robert McGeeley, Ben Larney, Lewis Wise, Merle Berryhill, Alan Webb, Norman Franks and Harry Walker.

Virginia Lowe

Graveside funeral services for Konawa resident Virginia Ruth Lowe were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Her husband, Jim Lowe, was scheduled to officiate. Burial was under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Lowe died Saturday at her Konawa home.

She was born July 14, 1928, in Broken Bow to Orville and Ruby Fern (Wright) Parker.

She moved to Konawa 18 years ago from California.

Lowe was a housewife and a member of the Church of Christ.

She married Jim Lowe on Oct. 31, 1942, in Quartside, Ariz.; he survives her, of the home.

Other survivors include one son, Danny Lowe, Laurence, Ark.; one daughter, Carolyn Bonano, Beaumont, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, James T. Lowe Jr.; two brothers, Junior and Clyde; and two sisters, Francis and Geraldine.

Helen Geraldine Lynn

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Helen Geraldine (Reed) Lynn are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

A private family burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. The casket bearers are to be her grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

Lynn, 88, passed away Oct. 18, 2004 at Seminole Medical Center. She was born March 22, 1916 in Kinsley, Kan. to Frank Evan and Georgia Zepher (Hartman) Reed.

Her family moved to Woodward in the 1920’s and she graduated from Woodward High School in 1934. Following high school she attended Wichita Business College.

She married Ward G. Lynn on Aug. 20, 1938. They moved to Seminole in 1939.

Lynn was a direct survivor of the Woodward tornado in 1947, as in she was in a building that took a direct hit from the tornado.

She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Seminole, where she served as a pianist. Lynn also played the piano for the ladies singing group "The Selectones" of Seminole. She was a member of the Seminole Arts Council, Modern Literature Book Club and several bridge clubs.

Preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Loren and Evan Reed; and her husband.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Reed and Gaye Lynn of Stuart; daughter and son-in-law, Jane Ann and Rob Pyron of Seminole; three grandsons, Joshua and Zachary Pyron of Seminole, and John Lynn of Stuart; two granddaughters and their husbands, Lauren and Jason Hill of Carthage, Mo., and Rebekah and Garrett Napier of Shawnee.

In lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be made to the Seminole Arts Council, P.O. Box 212, Seminole, Okla. 74818.

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Myrthanna Hill Madkins

WEWOKA – Services for Myrthanna Hill Madkins are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Interment is scheduled for Jackson Cemetery in Wewoka.

Madkins died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 67.

She was born to Roy and Myrtle Hill on Dec. 31, 1936, the fourth of nine children.

Madkins joined the Rock Hill Missionary Church at an early age and as an adult served as church treasurer.

She married Kenneth L. Kemp Sr. in 1954.

After Kemp died, she married Roy Madkins in 1988.

Madkins worked at Elmwood Nursing Home for over 35 years as a dietician and social director.

She is preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; son Kenneth Kemp Jr.; and sister Wanda L. Cooper.

Madkins is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Kemp of Oklahoma City and Lori Jones-Warrior of Wewoka; one brother, LeRoy Hill of Inglewood, Calif.; and six sisters, Artellia McElwee and Priscilla Liddell both of Spencer, Naomi Graham of Las Vegas, Nev., Doris Arnold of Austin, Texas, and Patricia Terrell of Oklahoma City; two granddaughters; one grandson; and 13 step-children.

Delphia Maines

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Delphia Orlena "Jean" Maines is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Mack Peercy officiating.

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

Maines died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at the age of 82 at her home in Seminole.

She was born Jan. 14, 1922, in Mountain Home, Ark. to William Lee Webber and Annie (Tripp) Webber.

She married A.C. Maines on Oct. 8, 1965 in Seminole.

She moved to Seminole in 1976 from Earlimart, Calif.

She was a beauty operator, retiring in 1976.

She was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Tecumseh.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, William Webber on June 30, 2003.

She is survived by four sons, Bill Howard of Elko, Nev., Mike Howard of Tyler, Texas, Jerry Maines of Lancaster, Calif. and Dan Maines of Phenix City, Ala.; two daughters, Barbara Thomas of Farmington, N.M. and Katy Shephard of Pixley, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

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Marianna Mainord

A funeral service for Marianna Mainord, age 65, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 5 at the Central Assembly of God Church, with Revs. Randy Coleman and Dan Barrick officiating.

Ingerment will be at 3p.m. in Little Cemetery, north of Seminole, with arrangements by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.

She was born to Herbert and Elma (Harris) Friggle on Aug. 24, 1938, in Seminole, and died Sunday, February 29, 2004, in St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid.

She grew up outside Seminole, graduating from Bowlegs High School.

On Jan. 11, 1957, she married Gilbert Mainord in Seminole, where they made their home.

They moved to Woodward in 1962, and then to Enid in 1968.

She was a member of Central Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by her husband, Gilbert of the home; two sons, Kevin Mainord of Enid, and Ron Mainord of Fairview; two daughters, Amy Morgan of Edmond, and Leigh Arnold of Edmond; five grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Friggle of Henderson, Nev., Lloyd Friggle of Springfield, Mo., and Jerry Friggle of Manteca, Calif. one half-sister, Janita King of Oklahoma City; and one half-brother Billy Friggle of Dallas, Texas.

She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation – Diabetes Division.

Opal Malloy

Graveside services for former Seminole resident, Opal May Malloy are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 at the Pawhuska Cemetery in Pawhuska.

Services are under the direction of the Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

Malloy died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at the age of 96 in Midwest City.

She was born Sept. 17, 1907, in Sapulpa.

She married A.F. "Pat" Malloy on Feb. 12, 1921, in Pawhuska.

They made their home in Seminole until 1973, when they moved to Prague.

She was a member of the Prague Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A.F. "Pat" Malloy on Aug. 15, 1977; one son, A.C. Malloy and three sisters.

She is survived by one son, Bill Malloy of Del City, four grandchildren, six great grand children and two great-great grandchildren.

A guest book is available to share memories on line at www.ParksBrothers.net.

Beatrice Grace (Perkins)

Spencer Marsh

Graveside services will be held for Beatrice Grace Spencer Marsh, 85, at 10:30 a.m. in the Resthaven Memorial Park of Shawnee on Wednesday. Rev. Russell Vicars will be officiating.

Marsh was born on Nov. 23, 1918 in Merkel, Texas to Wiley Earl and Rachel Elizabeth (Hellums) Perkins. She died in Seminole on Aug. 2, 2004 and was of the Baptist faith.

She worked as the Jefferson School cafeteria manager in Shawnee, as well working at the State School in Abilene, Texas. During her life she also worked as a manager of a storage unit in California.

Survivors to Marsh are her two sons, Larry Joe Spencer and wife Carolyn of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Ronny Lee and wife Kathy Spencer of Sand Springs: two daughters, Lynda Joyce and Ron Tate of Seattle, Wash., and Judi Ann and husband Jimmy Hallum of Seminole.

Additional survivors include; four sisters, Julia Jeffrey of Sweetwater, Texas, Fran Benz of Hewitt, Texas, Betty and husband Jim Roberts of Proctor, Texas, and Margaret Hart of Sweetwater, Texas; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, and nephews.

Her parents and two sons, Roy Dale Spencer and Bobby Wayne Spencer preceded her in death.

Honorary casket bearers will be Tracy Peltier, Jason Tate, Spencer Tate, Nic Spencer, Dale Spencer, Curtis Spencer, Michael Spencer, and John Spencer.

Lenora Martin

Graveside services for Lenora Lucille (Bartlett) Martin, 63, Wewoka, will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 7 at Little Cemetery, with Rev. Bill Chesser officiating, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Martin was born April 18, 1941, in Hagerman, Calif., to Thurston Eli and Salina Mae (Wheeler) Bartlett. She was a member of the Nazarene Church of Konawa.

She spent her life as a homemaker and mother to her children.

Martin died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at her home.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter, Jennifer Martin; four brothers, Jimmy, Jr., Charles Edward, and Johnny Robert Bartlett; and two sisters, Geneva Bartlett and Margaret Bartlett.

She is survived by her three sons, William (Bill) Martin, Roy Martin and Bruce Martin, all of Wewoka; two brothers, Damon Bartlett, Paoli, and Lawrence Bartlett of Springdale, Ark.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Harold Mashburn Jr.

A memorial service for former Seminole resident Maj. Gen. Harold Mashburn, Jr. was held Dec. 2nd at the United States Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Md.

He was interred with full military honors on Dec. 7 at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

Major General Harold Mashburn, Jr., 57, of the United States Marine Corps succumbed to cancer on Nov. 20, 2004 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. only hours after giving up his last command, which was Commanding General, Marine Corps Logistics Command in Albany, Ga.

Mashburn was born on Nov. 14, 1947 in Seminole. Both he and his wife, Susan, were 1966 graduates of Seminole High School.

The General was loved by his lady of nearly 35 years of marriage. Susan Stebbins of Seminole, is the daughter of the late Dr. Ted Stebbins and Billie Stebbins.

He received a bachelor’s degree from the United States Naval Academy and a master’s degree in engineering in engineering management from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Mashburn was a graduate of several military schools including the Industrial College of the Armed Forces aboard Fort McNair.

Serving in many operating force assignments, he was Commanding Officer of the 8th Engineer Support Battalion, part of the 2d Force Service Support Group, as well as Commanding Officer of Combat Service Support Group.

He was Commanding General of 2d Force Service Support Group as well as Commanding General of Marine Corps Logistics Command, his recent position.

Mashburn served in positions which included Director of Logistics, J4, United States Forces Japan and he was honored to serve as Commandant of the prestigious Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C.

The Distinguished Service Medal presented to him recently was one of his personal decorations which also included the Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leak clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, sand the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

He is survived by his daughter, Alicia Marie VanderVat of Ellicott City, Md. and her husband Michael, who blessed him with two of his greatest joys, his grandchildren, Jacob Michael, 6, and Christopher Andrew, 3.

He is also survived by his son, Cory Aron Mashburn of Rindge, N.H. and his fiancée, Lisa Metzger, and by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Mashburn of Perryton, Texas.

In attendance at the funeral services was the Commandant and Assistant Commandant of the United States Marine Corps as well as the Surgeon General of the Navy.

Gen. and Mrs. Mashburn

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Paula Mae Mason

Funeral services for Paula Mae Mason, daughter of former Seminole County businessman Wilburn Mason, are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the First Baptist Church in Holdenville, under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Rev. James "Slim" Crabtree will officiate, and interment will follow at Holdenville Cemetery.

Mason died at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at the age of 49.

She was born July 21, 1955, in Holdenville, to Wilburn Mason and Rechinta Youmans.

She was brought up in Holdenville, and attended schools there.

Mason lived most of her adult life in Oklahoma City, and partook of hobbies such as drawing, painting and singing.

She was preceded in death by her father on Dec. 23, 2003, and by her stepfather, Gene Youmans, on Nov. 8, 2002.

Mason is survived by her mother of Shawnee; her sons, Shane Rhea of Oklahoma City and James Parker of Moore; her daughter, Crystal Parker of Oklahoma City; six sisters: Brenda Cates, Atwood, Judy Shed, Shawnee, Linda Ogle, McLoud, Wanda Hodde, Shawnee, Sharon Shurley, Holdenville, and Lisa Lee, Stillwater; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers are John Foster, Jacob Foster, Jeremy Shed, Jamason Shed, Joey Shurley, Derek Lee, Brandon Lee, Shawn Ogle, and Connor Hodde. Honorary bearers are Jim Cates, Kent Hodde and Danny Lee.

Rachel Lynn Mason

Funeral services for Rachel Lynn Mason are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Dr. Gus Shi will officiate. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Mason died July 22, 2004, at her home in Seminole at the age of 21.

She was born Feb. 23, 1983, in Shawnee, to Earl Lynn and Twila (Smith) Mason.

She graduated from Seminole High School in 2001 and attended Northern State University at Tahlequah and Seminole State College.

She was very active in the debate program at Seminole High School, while at the same time attended classes at SSC.

She took first place in almost every debate tournament she entered.

She earned the Award of Excellence in speech both her junior and senior years, as well as the prestigious H.B. Mitchell award.

She played in the high school band and was a frequent trumpet soloist at football games.

She was selected for Oklahoma Girls State, where she was elected president pro tem of the Senate.

During her senior year of high school, she served as a page in the Oklahoma State Senate.

Her many friends will remember that Mason was always quick with a joke and a smile.

She loved to travel and had been to New York City and Boston with the debate team.

She had recently returned from a trip to California and Mexico.

She was loved by all and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her mother, of the home; one uncle, John Smith of Austin, Texas; one aunt, Kim Rodgers, Stillwater; cousins Hannah and J.T. Rodgers, Stillwater; and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her father on May 29, 2003; her grandmother, Sue (Billie) Smith on March 9, 2004; and her grandfather, Rev. John V. Smith.

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Wanda Mason

Graveside services for Wanda Jean Mason of Seminole were held Saturday at Little Cemetery.

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

Mason died Thursday at her home in Seminole.

She was born Sept. 21, 1945, in Broken Bow to Buster and Alice (Battiest) Boston.

She had lived in Seminole for many years, where she was a homemaker and a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Twin Oak Baptist Church.

She married Wilburn Lee Mason on Feb. 3, 1975, in Durant; he died Dec. 20, 2003.

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include one daughter, Kimberly King, Seminole; one son, Ricky Lee Mason, also of Seminole; three sisters, Linda Roberts, Newcastle, Ada Wilson, Idabel, and Beatrice Smith, Oklahoma City; two brothers, Harry M. Boston and Curtis Boston, both of Ardmore; and five grandchildren.

Carl Masterson

Memorial services for former Seminole County resident, Carl Junior Masterson will be scheduled at a later date by the Wadleys Funeral Service of Purcell.

Masterson died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at the age of 77 at the Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born Sept. 5, 1926, in Tuskahoma to Aaron Thomas and Rosa Dee Smiley Masterson.

He was raised and attended school at Maud.

Masterson and Ruby Lee Herring were united in marriage on Feb. 10, 1947, in Maud.

He was inducted to the United States Navy on April 28, 1944, at Oklahoma City.

He was honorably discharged with the rank of Gunners Mate Third Class on Feb. 17, 1946, at Norman.

Maserson was a construction superintendent, was of the Protestant faith and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He moved to the Lexington area 14 years ago.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruby; one daughter, Gloria Masterson; 11 sisters; one brother; and two grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Roland Masterson of Sarasota, Fla., Carla Pierce of Ft. Worth, Texas, Bobby Masterson of Noble, Thomas Masterson of Healdton and Naoma Judson of St. Petersburg, Fla; and numerous grand children and great grandchildren.

William Jerry Matheny

William Jerry Matheny was born Oct. 21, 1928 in Okemah, to William Earl and Ida Lee Sykes Matheny.

He had two sisters, one older and one younger.

Jerry graduated from Wewoka High School. He then attended the University of Oklahoma where he earned a bachelor in business administration in 1951.

After college graduation, Jerry went into the Air Force. After his tour of duty, he went back to Wewoka and worked in his father’s business.

He then accepted a job with Sinclair Oil Company in Houston.

Later, he decided to go back to the automobile industry.

In 1958 while working at a new automobile show at the Houston Coliseum, he met Verna Christian.

A spark was ignited. After their first date, he learned that Verna had three little boys.

Jerry won Verna’s heart and they were married on Dec. 17, 1961, and he accepted her sons as his own.

They added two more sons.

Jerry moved to Wewoka in 1965 and his dad turned over the reins of the family auto business to him.

It became a successful family business.

Verna soon joined him as office manager.

Jerry and Verna built a new home on Oakhurst in 1980.

In 1981, there was a devastating fire that destroyed Matheny Ford.

In 1994, Jerry and Verna moved to Bella Vista, Ark. and built a new home where he left to be with the Lord on Thursday night, Oct. 6, 2004.

His greatest love was the Lord Jesus. He spent hours in Bible study and prayer and loved to encourage others in serving the Lord.

Jerry immensely enjoyed music and played the saxophone professionally while in the Air Force in San Antonio.

Later he played with large orchestras and small combos in the Houston area.

He also played his sax in church orchestras and for his friends and family.

Jerry was a devoted and loving husband and beloved and respected father, grandfather and great grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his sister June Moore.

Surviving him is his loving wife of 44 years, Verna Matheny; five sons, David Christian and wife Cherry of Atlanta, Ga., Donald Christian and wife Joie of Conroe, Texas, Darrel Christian and wife Paige of Houston, Texas, Todd Matheny and wife Jeannie of Dallas, Texas, Mike Matheny and Dana of Tulsa.

He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, Kimberly and Don Briggs and daughters Jessica and Kayla; Nelia and Jeff Card; Matthew Christian; Camille and Casey Christian and Mother Denise Hicks; Justin and Lindsey Christian; Kevin, Kaylee and Austin Christian and mother Patti Christian; Gabriel, Aaron and Sara Matheny, Dylan and Kara Matheny; his 102-year-old mother Ida Lee Matheny; his sister Faye Lee and husband W.T. Dingler; nephews and nieces and many dear friends.

As his family, we pray that we become the people he showed us how to be every day of his life.

"The just man walketh in his integrity; his children are blessed" Proverbs 20:7.

Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, Oct. 9, 2004.

Rev. Benny Mathews will officiate; interment will be at the Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Gabriel Matheny, Aaron Matheny, Justin Christian, Kevin Christian, Austin Christian, Mathew Christian, Dylan Matheny.

Shirley Mae Mathis

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Shirley Mae Mathis, 69, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Mathis died on Sept. 4, 2004 at Unity Hospital.

Her survivors include three daughters, Pam Upshaw of Rose, Luwanna Baker, and Debbie Phillips both of Wewoka.

Shirley Mae Mathis

Wewoka resident Shirley Mae Mathis, 69, passed away in Shawnee on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004.

Mrs. Mathis was born on July 20, 1935, to William and Margaret Povey, in Redmond, Ore.

She moved to Holdenville from Nebraska in 1972, and to Wewoka in 1977.

Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Wewoka, with Rev. John Lively officiating and Rev. Mike Vallandingham assisting.

Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mathis had been employed by the Wewoka Nutrition Center for the past eight years. She previously had worked at Big Yank in Wewoka and the Holdenville General Hospital.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Debbie Phillips and Dennis of Wewoka; Pam Upshaw and Carl of Rose; and Luwanna Baker of Wewoka.

Also surviving Mrs. Mathis are seven grandchildren, Brad Norman, Angie Norman and Monte Phillips of Holdenville; Jeremy Epperly of San Antonio, Texas; Clint Carpenter of Wewoka; Wayne Beers and Neil Peckham of Rose; four great-grandchildren, Blayne Norman, Baylie Norman, Emma Norman and Hayden Phillips, all of Holdenville; one brother, Ted Povey of Ariz. and a host of friends.

Pallbearers will be Brad, Angie, and Blayne Norman, Monte Phillips, Jeremy Epperly, Clint Carpenter, and Neil Peckham.

Honorary bearers will be all the employees of Phillips Funeral Service.

Bob Mauney

Funeral services for Robert Lee "Bob" Mauney, who grew up in Seminole, were scheduled for today at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Larry Sparks officiated; burial followed in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Mauney died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, at the age of 60.

He was born Oct. 11, 1943, in Atlanta, Texas, to Francis Hosea and Mary Lee (Edmondson) Mauney.

He lived in Seminole during his childhood and in Bethel Acres most of his adult life.

He moved to Tecumseh from Midwest City 29 years ago.

He served in the US Army and Air Force and retired from Tinker Air Force Base in 2002.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include the mother of his children, Caren Lea (Campbell) Davis, Liberty Township, Ohio; one son, Michael Lee Mauney of Clinton; one daughter, Michelle Lea Nuckols of Cincinnati; three sisters, Margaret Ford of Seminole, Mary Staff and Doris Floyd, both of Shawnee; and one grandchild.

Casketbearers will include Ricky Hartman, Doug Ford, Anthony Hartman, Kevin Staff, Christopher Oslin, Matt Oslin, Arliss Ford and Chris Olin.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society for multiple myeloma.

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Lillian (Baker) McAnelly

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Lillian (Baker) McAnelly, 60, are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, at Moore’s Southlawn Chapel in Tulsa. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5 –7 p.m. Sunday at Moore’s Southlawn Chapel.

McAnelly died Oct. 8, 2004 in Muskogee. She was born on Sept. 24, 1944 in Seminole to Nicholas E. and Vivian Baker. She was a tax preparer.

Surviving her are three sons, Jeff McAnelly, Blain McAnelly, and Tracy McAnelly; four sisters, Evalee Stubbs, Janice Cuevas, Betty Ellington, Carol Weed; brother Nickie Baker; and six grandchildren.

David McCoy

Memorial services for former Seminole resident, David O. McCoy, of Big Sandy, Texas are being planned for a later date in Minneola, Texas.

He died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at the age of 81.

He was a veteran of World War II and a longtime employee of Sun Oil Company.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellie McCoy on Sept. 8, 1986.

He is survived by one son, Capt. Mark McCoy, retired USAF, of Longmont, Colo.; two daughters, Linda Brennan of Oklahoma City and Pam Daignault of Frisco, Texas a special friend, Dusty McClean of Hawkins, Texas; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. .

Carol Faye McCraw

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Carol Faye McCraw, of Konawa are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 5 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Matthew Brown, O.S.B. officiating.

Interment will follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of the pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

A Rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4 at the Pickard Swearingen Funeral Home.

McCraw died Sunday, May 2, 2004, at the age of 60 at her home in Konawa.

She was born Aug. 28, 1943, in Maud to Elvon Leroy "Bud" McGuire and Vineta Faye (Hulsey) McGuire.

She was married to Robert "Jerry" McCraw on July 11, 1963, in Ada.

Carol received her BA in elementary education from east Central University and taught school for many years.

She was a bookkeeper, past owner of River Mist Convenience Store and the Sooner Directional Drilling Company.

Carol was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Alter Society and the Sacret Heart Cemetery Commission.

She was a volunteer at the Asher Public Schools and past member of the Konawa School Board.

Carol was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

He was preceded in death by her mother, Vineta Faye McGuire.

She is survived by her father, Elvon Leroy "Bud" McCraw of Konawa; husband, Jerry McCraw of the home; three daughters, Carolyn Johnston, Robbie Sanders and Ronda Jackson, all of Konawa; two brothers, James McGuire of Lexington and Ronnie McGuire of Sanger, Texas; seven grandchildren, Robert, Jennifer and Jason Johnston, Julia and Lee Jackson and Paige and Shelby Sanders.

Serving as casket bearers will be Robert Johnston, Bob Bassett, Alan Bassett, Ronnie Mitchusson, Darrell Mackey and Al Lucas.

Honorary Bearers will be Matthew Kuestersteffen, Sott Sanders, Bruce McCraw, Ryan McGuire, Emmitt McCraw, Glen McCraw, Dean McCraw, Jimmy McCraw, James McGuire and Ronnie McGuire.

Donations may be made to the Sacred Hearts Cemetery Fund.

Lucilla McGirt

Funeral services for native and longtime Seminole County resident, Lucilla West McGirt, of Holdenville, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20 at Cedar Creek Eufaula Baptist Church in Konawa, with Revs. Dorsey Nero and Houston Tiger officiating.

A wake service will be held at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m.

She will be taken to Cedar Creek Eufaula Baptist Church, Konawa, on Friday, March 19 at 4 p.m. for all night wake services starting at 7:30 p.m.

Interment will be in the Douglas family cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

McGirt died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at the age of 49 at the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born on March 20, 1954, to Thomas and Agnes (Douglas) West, in Seminole.

She was reared in the Konawa area and attended Summer Chapel, Konawa and Pleasant Grove Schools, graduating from Pleasant Grove High School in 1972 and later from Wes Watkins Vo-Tech.

She married Bobby McGirt, on December 11, 1976, in Oklahoma City.

She was employed by Heritage Village Nursing Center in Holdenville, as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

She was a member of Cedar Creek Eufaula Baptist Church, Konawa.

She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas West; one grandson, Jesse Walker; and one brother, Jesse West.

She is survived by her husband, Bobby McGirt, of the home, three children, Robbie Walker of Elk City, and Stacy McGirt and Patrick McGirt, both of Holdenville; five grandchildren; her mother, Agnes West of Konawa; ten brothers and nine sisters, Terry West and Frank West, both of Konawa, Carl Wood, Robert West Jr., Joyce West, Mae West, Shawn West, Teresa Tainpeah and Emma Foster, all of Shawnee, Ronald West of Tupelo, Denise Gentry, Carolyn West and Tammie West, all of Seminole, Johnnie Mae Howell, Las Vegas, Nev, Marilee Jones and Mickey Conley, both of Wewoka, Ryan West, Norman, Brenda Jesse and Kenneth Lindsey of Oklahoma City, Willett Walker of Ada and Woodrow West of Wolf; her grandmother, Emma Foster of Shawnee; and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Anthony McGirt, Randy McGirt, Christon Welch, Shane Warledo, Matt Welch, and Michael Yarbrough.

Honorary Bearers will be Ronnie Burgess, Joe Silva, Arthur Williams, and William Howell.

Lucilla McGirt

Willie McMahon

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Willie Ann McMahon are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.25 at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Wewoka with Johnny Hinton officiating.

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

She died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at the age of 86 at the Evergreen Care Center in Owasso.

McMahon was born Sept. 23, 1917, in Talequah to Samuel and Bunia (Mason) Carr.

She was raised in the Pharoah area and attended Pharoah Schools.

She married William "Bud" McMahon in 1933 in Henryetta.

She moved to Wewoka in the early 70s and was a member of the Church of Christ in Wewoka.

She was baptized on Aug. 4, 1974 by Mack Lyon.

She was a homemaker and loved to sing, embroidery and cook.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Marshell and Bunia Carr; her husband, William "Bud" McMahon; two daughters, Shirley Capps and Billie Jean Ware; one great granddaughter; three sisters, Ethel Dancey, Gertrude Sanders and Nora Carr; and six brothers, Everett, Earl, Edie, Ervin, Harold Eugene and Sammy Carr.

She is survived by her daughter, Wilma Ramsey of Owasso; one sister, Mildred Willeford of Moore; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Lance Ramsey, Jason Ramsey, Henry Ramsey, Dennis Willeford, Danny Willeford and Dean Willeford.

Dale McSperitt

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Dale H. McSperitt are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 24 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Long and Tim Tate officiating.

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

McSperitt died Saturday, March 20, 2004, at the age of 75 at the Seminole Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 18, 1928 in Stonewall to Henry Roland and Alta Mae (Vaughn) McSperitt.

He attended school in Lawrence.

He married Velta Le (Miller) McSperitt on June 10, 1950 in Carengie.

He was affiliated with the First Assembly of God and was a member of the American Miniature Horse Association and American Miniature Horse Registry.

He was a farmer, rancher and raised and showed miniature horses.

Preceding him in death were his parents, four brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Velta McSperitt of the home/ son and daughter-in-law, Randall Dale and Justine McSperitt of Seminole; two granddaughters, Marissa and Megan McSperitt of Seminole; two brothers, Paul McSperitt of Seminole and Ray McSperitt of Cement; sister Lorene Hungerford of Bethany, several nieces and nephews and many friends and neighbors.

Casket bearers will be Robert Anson, Chris Bowden, Chris Carter, Steve Carlson, Tommy Kanard and Kevin Taylor.

Honorary bearers will be Ervin Clayton, Joe Johnson, Vernon James, Sonny Miller, Don Pinkerton and Carl Seyfert.

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Randall Dale McSperitt

Funeral services for Seminole resident Randall Dale McSperitt, 49, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Little Cemetery.

McSperitt died Nov. 3, 2004 at Seminole Medical Center. He was born in Anadarko on Dec. 1, 1954 to Dale Henry and Velta Lee (Miller) McSperitt.

He married Justine Dian Elder on May 7, 1988 in Bixby. McSperitt worked in car sales at United Motors for 10 years and raised miniature horses. He was a member of First Assembly of God church and of the American Miniature Horse association.

His father preceded him in death on March 20, 2004.

Surviving him are his mother Velta McSperitt of Seminole; his wife Justine McSperitt; two daughters, Marissa and Megan McSperitt, all of the home; father-in-law and mother-in-law Don and Dora Elder of Collinsville.

Casket bearers for the service will be Bill McIntyre, Gene Staggs, Tim Abney, Sammy Ehtisham, Kenny Green and Chris Carter.

Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Byron Mealy

A memorial service for Byron Mealy will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 26, 2004, at Hahn-Cook/Street and Draper Chapel, 6006 N. Grand Blvd., Oklahoma City.

Mealy was born January 30, 1948 in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

He died April 23, 2004 after battling a brain tumor.

Byron was raised in Oklahoma City and attended NW Classen High School.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1962 and served 3 ½ years in Vietnam.

Byron was preceded in death by his father, James O. Barnett.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Jack Starr of Oklahoma City; one brother, Rick Mealy; one sister, Lynn Bates; aunt and uncles including Billye and Don Noland, andFrances and Hoyte Mayfield; a host of nieces and nephews, Laura R. Mealy, Chris and Melony Morriss, as well as countless friends.

James Wesley ‘J.W.’ Merriman

Funeral services for former Konawa resident James Wesley "J.W." Merriman are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Konawa Assembly of God. Rev. Mitch Williams and Rev. James Williams will be officiating.

He will be buried at Vamoosa Cemetery under the dereaction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Merriman died July 25, 2004, at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada.

He was born on Aug. 16, 1948 in Palmdale, Calif., to Glenn Wesley Merriman and Jocie Ellen (Callaway) McBride.

He was married on June 24, 1972 in Holdenville, to Julia Freeman.

Merriman was a longtime Konawa resident before moving to Arkansas.

He was a welder, self-employed heavy equipment operator for many years and most recently was a truck driver.

He was a member of the Konawa Assembly of God and he was a retired volunteer fireman for the Konawa Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by his father, Glenn Wesley Merriman; his son, Russell Merriman; his brother, Chucky Merriman; and his grandson, Billy Joe Sample.

He is survived by his mother and step-father, Jocie Ellen McBride and Archie McBride of Salado, Ark.; his wife, Julia of the home; his son and daughter-in-law Jimmy and Gail Merriman of Batesville, Ark.; Three daughters, Kimberly Sample and her husband Joey of Southside, Ark.; Julie Williams and her husband James of Colgate; and Amanda Merriman of Ada; two brothers, Donny Ray McBride of Batesville, Ark.; Don Albis Merriman of Holdenville; two sisters, Mariellen Driskill of Batesville, Ark.; and Dorthy Barnes of Salado, Ark.; and his five grandchildren Jared, Cody, Blake, Jacob and Megan.

Serving pallbearers will be his newphews and cousins and the honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Duck, Dale Radford, Herb Radford, Edward Maxwell, Keith Maxwell, Herb Williams, R.M. Weaver and Pete Hisaw.

Elsie Loree Dollar Metcalf

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Elsie Loree Dollar Metcalf are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery with Mike Marker officiating.

Interment will be under the direction of Leonard and Marker Funeral Home of Bixby.

Metcalf, 87, died Nov. 14, 2004 in Tulsa. She was born Feb. 9, 1917 in Prentiss County, Miss. to O.B. and Mattie P. (McClung) Dollar.

She was raised in Seminole County and graduated from Pleasant Grove High School. She was a resident of Edmond for over 50 years before moving to Tulsa.

She worked many years as a bakery manager for the Humpty Dumpty Grocery Store in Edmond. Upon her retiring from the store she became a house mom for the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority at central State University.

Metcalf also served as a Camp Fire Girls leader earlier in her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Edmond and was involved in the Eastern Star when she was younger.

She was a tireless worker and enjoyed sewing; gardening and spending time with her family.

Her siblings Dean, Flavos, Floyd, Cecil, Junior, Lola and Lodessey Dollar preceded her in death.

She is survived by daughter Rita Johns of Claremore; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Martha Lancaster of Del City; and four step-grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be made to a charity of choice.

Hazel Jane Meyers

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Hazel Jane Meyers are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Russell Vicars officiating.

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

Meyers, 91, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004 at Seminole Medical Center. She was born in Tinsman, Ark. on May 19, 1913 to Joe Washington Speer and Ollie Williams.

She retired in 1977 from Bell Telephone Company where she was a telephone operator. Meyers was a member of the First Baptist Church, and a former Rebekah.

Her parents, brother Kenneth Speer and sister Opal Klosterman all preceded her in death.

Two nephews survive her, Kenneth Speer Jr. of Henryetta and Robert L. Speer of Shawnee.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Judy Milburn

Funeral services for long time St. Louis resident, Judy (Hilliard) Milburn, mother of Seminole County residents, were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 16 at the St,. Louis First Baptist Church with Pastor Glenn Peck and Rev. Carroll Smith officiating.

Interment took place at the Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of the Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

Milburn died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at the age of 87 in Weatherford, Texas.

She was born Feb. 26, 1917, in Irving, Texas to "G.W." George Washington Hilliard and Daisy (Callahan) Hilliard.

She was married to Herman Eston Milburn on June 5, 1954, in Eunice, N.M.

She was a homemaker and a member of the United Methodist Church in Bowlegs.

She had also attended St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Maud.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, J.B. Adams in 1941; husband, Herman Eston Milburn on March 16, 1995; two brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by four sons, Ben Milburn of Tomball, Texas, Donald Adams of Kansas City, Mo., Barney Adams of Weatherford, Texas and Tony Vail of Sacramento, Calif.; three daughters, Betty Moore of Midland, Texas, Sandra Ingram of Konawa and Carolyn O’Bryant of Choctaw; one brother, Ted Hilliard of Vian; one sister, Allie Cockrell of Big Springs, Texas; 14 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

Judy Milburn

Funeral services for long time St. Louis resident, Judy (Hilliard) Milburn, mother of Seminole County residents, were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 16 at the St,. Louis First Baptist Church with Pastor Glenn Peck and Rev. Carroll Smith officiating.

Interment took place at the Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of the Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

Milburn died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at the age of 87 in Weatherford, Texas.

She was born Feb. 26, 1917, in Irving, Texas to "G.W." George Washington Hilliard and Daisy (Callahan) Hilliard.

She was married to Herman Eston Milburn on June 5, 1954, in Eunice, N.M.

She was a homemaker and a member of the United Methodist Church in Bowlegs.

She had also attended St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Maud.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, J.B. Adams in 1941; husband, Herman Eston Milburn on March 16, 1995; two brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by four sons, Ben Milburn of Tomball, Texas, Donald Adams of Kansas City, Mo., Barney Adams of Weatherford, Texas and Tony Vail of Sacramento, Calif.; three daughters, Betty Moore of Midland, Texas, Sandra Ingram of Konawa and Carolyn O’Bryant of Choctaw; one brother, Ted Hilliard of Vian; one sister, Allie Cockrell of Big Springs, Texas; 14 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.

Bessie Jewel Miller

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Bessie Jewel (Rodgers) Miller are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Monday at Sappington Chapel Cemetery in Cowden with Rev. Lavon Thompson officiating and under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Miller, 95, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2004 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 22, 1909 in Beaver County to Samuel Smith and Margaret Adaline (Wade) Rodgers.

She married Jake Miller on Dec. 5, 1925 in Carnegie and he preceded her in death on July 27, 1969. She later married Sam Isbell on Feb. 5, 1981 and he too preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 1996.

Miller was a Seminole resident for the past 18 years having moved from Carnegie. She was a homemaker, mother and seamstress.

She made many garments and quilts for people in the Seminole area and enjoyed going to garage sales. Miller was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Cordell and she attended the First Assembly of God Church in Seminole.

Her parents; husbands; three grandsons, Donnie Miller, Steven Miller and Randall McSperitt; five brothers and six sisters all preceded her in death.

Surviving her is son Gene L. Miller of Seminole; daughter Velta (Miller) McSperitt of Seminole; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Doris Miller

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Doris Marie (Nelson) Miller are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Doyle Long and David Long officiating.

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

Miller died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at the age of 77 at Seminole Medical Center.

She was born July 3, 1926, in Bryant to Carl H. Nelson and Hattie (Luker) Nelson.

She married Albert Preston "Sonny" Miller Jr. on July 26, 1950 in Seminole.

Miller moved to Seminole in 1944 from Haskell.

She was a homemaker and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

She taught Sunday school for 25 years at the Pentecostal Church and worked for the Election Board and Pleasant Grove for 15 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Bill Preston Miller in 1990.

She is survived by her husband, Sonny Miller, of the home; one son, Paul Nelson of Oklahoma City; one brother, Joe Nelson of Prague; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kids Camp, c/o 1st Assembly of God Church, P.O. Box 1628, Seminole, 74818.

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Douglas Allen Miller III

Douglas Allen Miller III died on Aug. 27, 2004. Funeral services for the infant son of Ruthie LeForce of Earlsboro and Douglas Miller, Jr. of Seminole were on Tuesday at the Allen Freewill Baptist Church in Weleetka with Rev. Don LeForce officiating.

Interment followed at the Wetumka Cemetery under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home.

He was born at O.U. Medical Center on Aug. 24, 2004. He is preceded in death by an aunt, Jessica Gregg of Seminole.

Survivors include parents; grandparents Donald and Goldie LeForce of Earlsboro, and Kevin and Sharon Gregg of Seminole; great grandparents Evelyn Rossman of Seminole, and Pat Gregg of Cromwell.

Earl Max Miller

Private family services are scheduled for former Seminole resident Earl Max Miller with the cremation being under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Miller, 57, died Nov. 27, 2004 at his home. He was born March 10, 1937 in West Virginia to Boyd and Lucy (Messer) Miller.

He moved to Seminole from Austin, Texas two weeks ago and was retired from land sales. Miller was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Two sons survive him, Alex R. Miller of Wewoka and D. Kent Miller of Austin, Texas; the mother of his children, Nancy Zimmerman of Austin, Texas; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Messages of condolences can be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Charles Sidwell Mills

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Charles Sidwell Mills are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Mills died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at the age of 64, at Woodland Hills Nursing Center in Allen.

He was born Aug. 31, 1940, in Oklahoma City, to Joe Marshall Mills and Billie (Newsom) Mills.

Mills graduated from St. Gregory High School and attended the University of Oklahoma.

A veteran of U.S. military service, he also worked in the oilfield until retirement.

Mills was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law: Greg and Julie Mills of Allen, and Scott and Sheila Mills of Ada; a step-son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Jinger Mills of Allen; a brother, Roger Mills, Seminole; a sister, Marsha Frank, of Sulpher, La.; five grandchildren: Danli, Jordyn, Caden, Lane and Cody Mills; and two step-grandchildren, Brendan and Ian Mills.

Messages of condolences may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Mark Mills

Mark Mills was born Dec. 16, 1979, in Shawnee, Okla., to Mike Mills and Connie Lane Mills.

He passed from this life Jan. 20, 2004, as a result of a tragic auto accident in Gulfport, Miss., at the age of 24.

Mark was raised south of Seminole and attended the Bowlegs school system.

While there, he excelled in athletics and received an invitation to play in the Oklahoma All-State football game following his senior year.

He graduated in 1998. Following graduation, he entered the United States Navy and joined the Construction Battalion, commonly known as the SeaBees, as a builder.

He was deployed to Siganella, Sicily, in 2000-01, to Guam in 2001-02 and to the Dominican Republic and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2003.

He was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and was authorized to wear the Navy Battle E Navy Unit Commendation and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with two bronze stars.

He was Petty Officer Third Class.

Mark became accomplished in archery and enjoyed other outdoor activities including fishing, camping and hunting.

He sometimes played golf, which usually became the subject of many amusing stories.

Because of his love for his sister, a severe diabetic, he was a lifetime donor to his favorite charity, the American Diabetes Association.

One of his greatest joys was spending time with family and friends.

He was making arrangements to attend Oklahoma State University, Okmulgee, to receive training in construction management.

Mark was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Mary Williamson Lane, with whom he was very close.

Survivors include his parents, Mike and Connie Mills; a sister, Darla Demings; a brother, Terry Neese, all of Bowlegs; his paternal grandparents, Reford and Carol Mills of Seminole; two nieces, two nephews and other relatives, including aunts, uncles and cousins, and many friends.

Viewing and visitation for Mark is planned at Swearingen Funeral Home from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.

A memorial service was held Friday at the SeaBees base in Gulfport.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Don Williamson officiating.

Interment with full military honors is planned at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will include Shelby Hunter, Kevin Bragwell, Victor Mace, Travis Canfield, Heath Hoskison and Brian Dockery, along with representatives of the US Navy.

Ryan Kiesel will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

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Tammy Miner

Graveside services for Seminole County resident, Tammy Renee Miner of Wewoka were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4 at the Little Cemetery at Little with Rev. Jack Medlock officiating minister.

Services were under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Miner died at her home in Wewoka on Saturday, May 1, 2004, at the age of 40 years.

Tammy was born on February 10, 1964, in Wewoka, the daughter of Bill and LaJuana (Griffin) Morris.

She was reared and attended schools in the Wewoka/Seminole area, then lived for several years in Arkansas, returning to Wewoka in 1988.

She was married to Tim Miner in 1988.

They lived for several years in Bowlegs before moving back to Wewoka last year.

Tammy loved music, and she loved spending time on the river; fishing was optional, she just loved the river.

But more than anything else, she loved spending time with her family, especially her four grandchildren, who were the light of her life.

She is survived by her husband, Tim, of the home; two daughters, Katrina Poindexter and Christy Kellar, both of West Memphis, Ark.; one son, Matthew Sellars, of the home; four grandchildren; her mother and stepfather: LaJuana and Wayne DeLoach of Seminole; her father, Bill Morris, also of Seminole; one stepdaughter Sharee Stafford of Wewoka; one stepson, Mark Miner of Stillwater; four sisters: Janice Brumley of Holdenville, Connie Cheatham of Bixby, JoWanna Morris of Wewoka and Terry Perry of Seminole; her grandfather, Howard Griffin of Holdenville; as well as other relatives and many friends.

Pallbearers were Terry Miner, Chester Phillips, Michael Miner, Johnny Miner, Marvin Griffin and Clint Sipes.

Arnie Minnick

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Arnie C. Minnick are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Interment will take place at the Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearing Funeral Home of Seminole.

Minnick died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at the age of 90 at Seminole Hospital.

She was born in Oklahoma to Grover Cleveland Clymer and Ivy Reevis.

She was married to Wallace "Walt" Minnick on June 30, 1937 in Chandler.

Minnick lived in Seminole for 65 years.

She was a certified welder, a waitress and a housewife.

She was preceded in death by her mother; father; husband, Walt Minnick on Dec. 10, 2000; and two sisters, Opal Brown and Goldeie Clymer.

Minnick is survived by one brother, Marvin Clymer and two sisters, Bonnie Gardner and Imogene Davis.

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Miranda

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Richedean Miranda of Bristow are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Steve Holata and Eddie Lindsey officiating.

Wake service will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, also at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka.

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

Miranda died Jan. 6, 2004, at the age of 53 at the Rainbow Health Care Center in Bristow.

She was born Jan. 10, 1950, in Wewoka to Richmond and Minnie (Tiger) Harjo.

She was reared in the Wewoka and Oklahoma City area, attended Wewoka Public Schools and Central High School in Oklahoma City, as well as Tulsa Community College from 1993 to 1995.

She worked as a Registered Nurse until her retirement in 1995 from Glenpool Nursing Center.

She was baptized in 1960, and became a member of Wewoka Indian Baptist Church.

Miranda was preceded in death by her father, Richmond Harjo; one sister, MaJuana Harjo; and grandmother, Betty Lena Fixico.

She is survived by her mother, Minnie Harjo of Bristow; two sons, Richard Cruz of Bristow and Michael Anthony Cruz Sr. of Shawnee; one grandson; two sisters; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Ray Harjo, Grant Davis, Marcus Frejo, Connie Frejo, Duke Jimmy, Gary Davis and Ricky Middleton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Louis Laplante, George Middleton Jr., Daniel Scott, Louis Paukei and Brian Frejo.

Sylvia P. Mitchell

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Sylvia P. Mitchell, 76, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Lively officiating.

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

Mitchell passed away on Nov. 1, 2004 at Holdenville General Hospital. She was born to L.C. and Allie (Jeffreys) Yeager on March 1, 1928.

She attended school in Limestone from grades-1 – 8and then in New Lima where she played basketball as a guard for four years.

On May 24, 1947 she married Jim Mitchell in the First Baptist Parsonage by H.B. Woodward. They were married for 47 years.

Mitchell was a member of the First Christian Church for over 50 years, as well as a member of the Wewoka Ladies Garden club and the Ladies Church Circle Group.

She raised her family in the church and was very active in church functions. Mitchell lived for taking care of her family, with antiques and garage sales being her favorite hobbies.

Her parents, L.C. and Allie Yeager, her in-laws, T.G. and Ora Purnell, and one granddaughter, Gina Penbrook preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband Jim Mitchell of Wewoka; son Gary and Vivian Mitchell of Midwest City; daughters Ann Cook of Oklahoma City and Linda Powell of Wewoka; grandchildren Lori Robertson and husband Lance, Lisa Pembrook, Jon Pembrook and wife Claudia, Gary L. Mitchell Jr., Christina Mitchell, Diana Herr, Michelle Herr, Cathy Mitchell and Amanda Watson.

Additional survivors include great-grandchildren Brooke and Kaitlyn Robertson, Tyler and Garrett Pembrook, Jacob Roller and Cody Watson; three brothers Archie Yeager and Maxine of Seminole, Dean Yeager of Morrelton, Ark., Ratis and Dorothy Yeager of Conway, Ark.; two sisters Margaret Noah of Kimball, Neb. and Sue Martin and Jim of McCurtain; sister-in-law Cleora Richardson of Rialto, Calif.; great aunt Grace Herval of Conway, Ark.; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Viola Moddelmog

Funeral services for Viola Christine Emma (Meyer) Moddelmog, mother of Seminole residents, were scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, May 17 at Peace With Christ Lutheran Church, 1412 W. Swallow Road in Fort Collins, Colo. with Pastors Eugene Brueggemann and Ronald Nickel officiating.

Visitation was held Sunday from 2-4 at Allnutt Funeral Service in Ft. Collins, Colo.

Interment followed at Grandview Cemetery.

Moddelmog died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at the age of 87 in For. Collins, Colo.

She was born Aug. 7, 1916, in Palmer, Kan. to William Henry and Christine (Stuenkel) Meyer.

She attended St. John’s School in Palmer and had resided in Fort Collins since 1961.

She married William Moddelmog on Feb. 12, 1939, in Palmer.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionalry League.

She volunteered at Poudre Valley Hospital for over 20 years and at Columbine Care Center East for 25 years.

She loved supporting her children and grandchildren in their various activities.

Moddelmog loved gardening and baking.

Her husband, William Moddelmog in 1981; her parents; one brother, Laverne Meyer and one sister, Esther Meyer, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her five sons, Ron Moddelmog and wife, Julie of Seminole, Lyle Moddelmog and wife, Carol, Wayne Moddelmog and wife, Sharon, Dennis Moddelmog and wife, Kathy, all of Fort Collins, Colo. and Mark Moddelmog and wife, Lynn of Dunlap, Ill.; daughters, Phyllis Propp and husband Ken, and Marietta Neuhole and husband, Walter, all of Fort Collins, Colo., Beverly O’Toole of Phoenix, Ariz. and Sharon Moddelmog and husband, Harold Jensen of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Eileen Meyer of Fort Collins, Colo. and Helen Voelker of Linn, Kan; brothers-in-law, Edward Moddelmog of Everett, Wash. and Emil VonLehe of Schaumburt, Ill.; 19 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, Hospice of Larimer County or Open Arms Preschool at St. John’s Lutheran Church in care of Allnutt Funeral Service.

A guest book is available for signing at www.allnutt.com

David Van Monk

Funeral services for former Seminole resident David Van Monk, 48, were held in Rui Dosa, N.M. on Dec. 14.

Memorial services are scheduled locally at 2 p.m. on Dec. 23 at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield of Cromwell Baptist Church officiating.

Monk died Dec. 7, 2004 at his home in Rui Dosa, N.M. He was born on April 11, 1956 to Bill and Pat Monk in St. Paul Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

He and his family moved to Butner Corner in 1974 and was a member of the Rui Dosa Baptist Church. Monk was a jewelry maker and photographer.

His father preceded him in death in 2000.

Surviving him are his wife, Sharon of the home; his mother; one sister, Karen Weaver and two brothers, Ricky Monk and Marty Monk, all of Carnegie.

Montana Truman

Montana "Monte" Clifford Truman , 85 years of age passed away early Monday morning, March 15 2004 in her home in Konawa.

She was an adored wife, mother, grandmother, friend and cowgirl.

Her memorial services will be held at a later date.

Truman was born in San Diego, CA in 1918 to Jack and Nell Clifford.

The family moved to Arizona where her parents became established ranchers.

Truman graduated from High School in Phoenix, AZ., at the age of 16.

She was an accomplished writer and sketch artist in school.

She was class valedictorian.

Her first husband was Claude L. Hall, together they had one son; Lon Hall.

In 1948 she married Floyd Truman in Mexico. He was a cattleman.

On their honeymoon they proceeded to buy cattle.

Their passion for horses and cattle ranching led to their enrollment in the American Quarter Horse Association.

The Truman’s lived in Kingman, AZ., and soon moved to Pawhuska..

She was the 1st Arena secretary for the Pawhuska Cavalade.

In Pawhuska she had her second son, Van Truman.

In 1960 , they moved to Ekalaka, Montana.

They owned and operated the Ekalaka Track Arena Association, which is the first organized horseracing track recognized by the American Quarter Horse Association.

They later moved to the famous Missouri River Breaks.

The nearest town was 60 miles away.

They "roughed" it in the ranching business.

They moved back to Arizona from 1972 to 1976.

They lived on an Indian reservation and she became a connoisseur for Indian art.

She especially like Navajo blankets and baskets, and she had an impressive collection of each.

In 1976 she returned to Oklahoma.

In Crawford, the Truman’s operated the "14 Ranch" and helped raised their grand daughter, Sasha.

While in Crawford, a French photographer by the name of Daisy Slabaszevics lived with them.

Daisy photographed for the book, "Western Oklahoma".

The relationship between Daisy and Monte resulted in Monte discovering a creative drive.

She created a prolific portfolio of landscape photography.

Her artistry was truly revealed through her photographs that dealt mostly with the life of a cowboy,

In 1986 Monte again moved, they moved to Bristow on a beautiful piece of land.

The Truman’s continued to indulge their love of horses by breeding a single mare.

In 2000, Monte’s beloved husband of 51 devoted years died.

Monte moved to Konawa to be near her sons, Lon and Van.

Monte’s life is a symbol of what can be accomplished by pursuing a life’s dream.

For Monte, that dream was her love for horses.

She never lost sight of this dream and she made sure she always surrounded herself with like-minded people, who also loved horses and what they represent.

They say cowboys are a dying breed. This may be true, but it is always what Monte and Floyd taught the rest of us that lingers on and lives in the ones who loved them.

Monte is survived by her loving sons; Lon of Konawa and Van of Wolf.

She is also survived by two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

We all love her so very much and will never forget her legacy.

Submitted by granddaughter; Shasha Truman-McGonnell.

Dorotha Moody

Graveside services for Seminole resident, Dorothy Marie (Taylor) Moody are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, at the Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee with Rev. Robert Rider officiating.

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

Moody died Sunday, June 6, 2004, at the age of 83 at the Specialty Hospital in Midwest City.

She was born July 25, 1920, in Jenks to Hulin Brooks Taylor and Hazel Neoma (Dunn) Taylor.

She was a homemaker, a member of the Assembly of God Church in Tecumseh and a member of the Rebecca’s.

She attended school in Sasakwa.

She was preceded in death by one child, Vernon Troy Arterbury; two brothers, Joe Gene Taylor and Wayne E. Taylor; one sister, Millie L. Walker; and three husbands, Vernon Troy Arterbury, Silas Bias and Jim Moody.

She is survived by two brothers, Ray Taylor of Seminole and Bill Taylor of Broken Arrow.

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Jennetta Evelyn Moody

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Jennetta Evelyn Moody are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, July 2, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole.

Pastor Ruben Marquez will officiate the services, and burial will follow at Schoolton Cemetery near Cromwell under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Moody died Tuesday, June 29, at Shawnee Unity North hospital, at the age of 72.

She was born in Soper on Nov. 19, 1931 to John Allen Males and Clara Melissa (Cole) Males.

She married Levi Isom Moody on March 18, 1967, in Seminole, and was a homemaker.

Moody was a member of the Church of God Seventh Day in Tecumseh.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister.

Moody is survived by her husband, of the home; two sons, Danny Moody of Shawnee and David Moody of Niagra Town, N.Y.; five daughters: Elaine Armstrong of Seminole, Debbie Hoozer of Ft. Worth, Texas, Linda Warden of Seminole, Rhonda Cain of Reno, Nev., and Karen Grace of Earlsboro; and one sister, Mildred Faulkner of Tecumseh.

She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for Moody include Cody Grace, Davey Lemmings, Ted Brewer, David Brewer, Daniel Cain, Brad Moody, Blake Moody and Adam Moody.

Christina Moore

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Christina Marie Moore, 42, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Community Church with Rev. Drew Issacs officiating.

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

Moore died Friday, July 16, 2004, at her residence in Okmulgee.

She was born on Nov. 10, 1961, in San Diego, Calif., to Robert and Mary Chandler.

Moore married Larry Moore on April 18, 1980, in Konawa.

She worked in several areas including an EMT, with the Goodwill as a Home Health supervisor, a minister and most recently as a state certified private investigator.

She was a veteran and a US Army medic.

She graduated from Bible College in Broken Arrow.

Her mother and her natural father John Kerscher preceded her in death.

She is survived by her father, Robert Chandler of Evergreen, Colo., her spouse; Larry Moore of Okmulgee; one daughter, Angela Moore of Okmulgee; sisters; Wanda Dipietro of Lake Charles, La., and Angie Minor of Tecumseh; one brother, Clanton Chandler of South Carolina; one granddaughter and a host of other family and friends.

Edith A. Moore

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Edith Moore was scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Henry Bell officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Moore, 89, died Saturday, July 17, 2004 at the Wewoka Nursing Center. She was born May 28, 1915 to Silas Alexander and Francis Marilda Young.

She was married to Lowell Moore in 1978 and the couple resided in Wewoka.

Survivors include her sons, Timothy James McNaughton and his wife Barbara of Wewoka, Frederick Michael McNaughton and his wife Janet of Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers; sisters; and her husband Lowell W. Moore.

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Frank Moore

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Frank Moore are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 at the Prague Free Will Baptist Church with Revs. Randall Miller and John Owen officiating.

Interment will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Sulphur under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Moore died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at the age of 58 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 25, 1945, in Terral to Claude Hardin Moore and Armena Viola (Duncan) Moore.

He married Carolyn June (Skelton) Moore on Aug. 10, 1968 in Fox.

Moore moved to Seminole in 1972 from Arizona.

He was a retired schoolteacher and administrator, working at Strother School for 28 years, Sasakwa School and as half-day principal at Justice School for one year.

He was a veteran, serving in the Army National Guard, as well as a member of the Prague Free Will Baptist Church.

His parents and one brother, Donnie Moore, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn of the home; one daughter Keri Dawn Permetter of Shawnee; three brothers, Elgin Moore of Hereford, Texas, Lester Moore of Madera, Calif. and Roy Claude "Lucky" Moore of Wichita Falls, Texas; and one grandchild.

Donations may be made to the Shawnee Cancer Center, c/o Unity Health Foundation, 1102 W. MacArthur, Shawnee, 74804.

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Merlin LeRoy Moore

Graveside services for former Konawa resident Merlin LeRoy Moore are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Konawa Cemetery with Pam Shirk officiating.

Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Moore, who was residing in Denton, Texas, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at Denton Regional Hospital. He was 86.

Moore was born March 5, 1918, in Lone Wolf to Archie A. and Martha (Albig) Moore.

He was married to Wanda Lee (Edwards) Moore on March 17, 1946, in Norman.

Moore was a truck driver for Swift and Company and served as a Sargent in the Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, four sisters and seven brothers.

Moore is survived by two sons, Archie Moore of Konawa, Mac Moore of San Antonio, Texas; one daughter, Patricia Wallace oF Colorado Springs, Colo.; one brother, Kenneth Moore of Mannford; and one sister, Betty Jo Young of Oklahoma City.

Milo Milton Morgan

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Milo Milton Morgan are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. David Brasfield will officiate.

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

Morgan died Friday, July 2, 2004 at O.U. Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 80.

Morgan was born to John Elmer and Virgille "Elledge" Morgan on April 1, 1924 in Haskell-Porter.

He attended elementary school at Cromwell.

Morgan has been a resident of Oakridge Home for the last 35 years and had many friends and family and will be missed dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Elmer and Virgille Morgan; one brother, Loyd Morgan; and one sister, Thelma Romero.

Morgan is survived by four nieces, LaDean Lasiter, Louise Morgan, Naoma O’Donnell, and LeAnn Webb; two nephews, Mike Romero and Albert Morgan.

Pallbearers include Gerald Morgan, Harold Lasiter, Hershal O’Donnell, Greg Morgan, Scott Lasiter, Jeff O’Donnell and Albert Morgan.

Freda Morris

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident, Freda Morris, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 5 at the Danville Cemetery with Rev. David Hampton officiating.

Services are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore, Texas.

Morris died Wednesday, June 2. 2004, at the age of 90 in Kilgore, Texas.

She was born April 25, 1914, in Yeager to Luther A. Davis Sr. and Ila Mae Davis.

Morris is a former Wewoka resident.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jude Morris/ father, Luther A. Davis Sr.; mother, Ila Mae Davis; sisters, Ina Mae Dutton and Eva Taylor; and one brother, Luther A. Davis Jr.

She is survived by a daughter Peggy Ladd and Richard of Richardson, Texas; two grandsons; one sister, Jewell Burris; one brother, Jack Davis and Mary Lou of Wewoka; Nellie Davis of Wewoka; as well as other family and friends.

Gladys Irene Morrow

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Gladys Irene Morrow are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Konawa Church of Christ, under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Richard Winters will officiate the services, and burial is set to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery north of Konawa.

Morrow died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at the age of 95, at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada.

She was born Nov. 8, 1908, in Spaulding, to Hesy Nicholson and Olevia Louella (Herndon) Nicholson.

On July 17, 1926, she married Frank Morrow in Konawa.

Morrow worked at several area businesses, including Dixie Clothing Store, Redbud Grocery, National Guard officer and the Konawa Public Library, which later became known as the Kennedy Library.

She was a member of the Church of Christ in Konawa.

Later in life, Morrow participated in aerobics, and was well-known for her Aunt Bill’s candy that she made.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Frank, on Feb. 20, 1983; one son, Glen Morrow, on Jan. 13, 2001; one grandson, Mark Lane, on June 20, 2003; three brothers; and two sisters.

Morrow is survived by one daughter, Shirley Radford, of Konawa; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Melvin Mulkey

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Melvin Eugene Mulkey, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Stout-Phillips Chapel in Wewoka.

Interment will follow at Resthaven Cemetery in Seminole.

Bob Ong will officiate under the direction of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Mulkey passed away Feb. 5, 2004, at his home in Seminole at the age of 75.

He was born Oct. 20, 1928, in Wewoka to Homer and Kattie (Ong) Mulkey.

He was raised in the Seminole County area and attended school at Ong and New Lima.

He worked for the City of Shawnee, Seminole and Okemah as a Lab Tech Waste-water supervisor.

Mulkey is survived by his wife, Jeanette Mulkey, of the home; one son, Brad Mulkey of Blanchard; three daughters, Linda Green of Noble, Melissa Whitley of Seminole and Tammy Powers of Lawerence, Kan.; one sister, Gladys Owens of Alba, Texas; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Nadine Mulkey; and four brothers, Carl, Marvin, Herschel and Arthur Mulkey.

Pall bearers will be Mike Thomas, James Lofton, Bruce Dodd, Bill Buley, Jack Albander and Charles Anson.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Weldon Blaylock, Don Atwell and D.C. Neil.

Joy Dean Mullings

Graveside services for Joy Dean Mullings will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat. at Cummings Cemetery with Rev. Glenn Peck officiating.

Mullings, 75, had been a lifelong resident in the St. Louis and Okmulgee areas. She died on Aug.11, 2004.

She had been born on Nov. 30, 1928 in Holdenville to William R. and Emma Elsie (Guess) Moore.

Mullings had married Orval Wesley "Humpy" Mullings on Feb. 20, 1947 in Okmulgee and he preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2000.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pearson, and had retired as a teacher’s aide at St. Louis Schools.

Her survivors include son, Robert Mullings of Pleasant Valley; brother, James "J.R." Moore of Fritch, Texas; half-sister, Linda Turley of Morris; special friends; Jason, Tammy, and Isabella Brooks of St. Louis, Jenny Chaffin of Wewoka; several nieces, nephews, and friends.

Her parents, husband, and a brother, Don Moore, precede her in death.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday at Knight–Swearingen Funeral Home, and from 9 a.m. until service time on Saturday.

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Louie Edward Mullins

Funeral services for Konawa resident Louie Edward Mullins are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, May 17, under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Ed George will officiate the services.

Interment will follow at the Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen.

Mullins died at Valley View Regional Hospital on Friday, May 14, 2004, at the age of 75.

He was born in Prue on Oct. 4, 1928, to Benjamin Franklin Mullins and Claudia Elizabeth (Garrison) Mullins.

On March 15, 1952, he married Lula Mae (Heard) Mullins in Van Buren, Ark.

Living in the Konawa area most of his life, he retired from employment with the state of Oklahoma, for whom he inspected cattle for disease.

Mullins was a private first-class in the U.S. Army, and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters: Betty Jo Ramsey, Molly Hill, Alma Green, and Leona Barley; and two brothers: W.J. Mullins and Sonny Mullins.

Mullins is survived by his wife of the home; one brother, Benny Don Mullins of Colorado; three sons: Rickie Don Mullins, Konawa, Steve Allen Mullins, Sasakwa, and Roland Edward Mullins, Konawa; one daughter, Debbie Kay Kuestersteffen, Sasakwa; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Zeb Kuestersteffen, Paul Gilbert, Darren Oliphant, Lee Mullins, Ricky Mullins Jr., and Gary Campbell.

Honorary pallbearers are Henry Streater, Jessie Blackburn, Jim Kinsey, B.J. Walton, Chuck Hooper, Buddy Womack and Tony Kuestersteffen.

Jim G. Nall

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Jim G. Nall are scheduled for 12 p.m. Thursday in Nashville, Tenn. at Phillips Robinson Funeral Home.

Entombment will follow services at Spring Hill Cemetery. Officiating for the services will be Pastor Tommy Ferguson and the pallbearers will be family and friends.

Nall, 68, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004. His wife, Betty J. (Hale) Nall, preceded him in death.

He retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of service.

Survivors include his daughter Beth Potts and a grandson.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to a favorite charity. The funeral home is located at 2707 Gallatin Road, Nashville, Tenn.

Kenneth Neal

Funeral services for Kenneth Lavern Neal, son of Seminole County resident, are scheduled for 12 noon on Wednesday, March 17, at the Otoe-Missouria Cultural Center in Red Rock.

Interment will follow at the Otoe-Missouria Cemetery in Red Rock under the direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Neal was born Dec. 24, 1953, in Winfield, Kan. to David Neal and Darlene (Sims) Hollis.

He died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at the age of 50 at his home in Red Rock.

He came to know the Lord as his Savior on Nov. 11, 2001.

She was preceded in death by one son, Chea Joseph Neal; his grandmother, Annie Burgess Jones; and grandfather, Arthur H. Jones.

He is survived by his mother, Darlene Hollis of Sasakwa; two sons, Randy Austin of Ada and Hushtali Neal of Norman; two daughters, Kelene Deer of Shawnee and Annjennell Austin of Oklahoma City; three grandsons; two granddaughters; four brothers, Darrell Jackson of Oklahoma City, Dennis Jackson, of Norman, David Shaffer of Longview, Texas and Gerald Shaffer of Grand Prairie, Texas; five sisters, Reva Neal of Red Rock, Donnita Ramsey, Doretta Ramirez and Janet Evans, all of Guthrie and Kathy White of Moore; and many other relatives and friends.

Zeppie Margaret Neely

Graveside services for Seminole resident Zeppie Margaret Neely were held at 10 am. Thursday.

Services were held at Welty Cemetery in Welty, under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Services in Prague. Ron Sheppard officiated.

Neely, 89, died August 2, 2004 in Seminole.

She was born on Jan. 8, 1915 in Welty, Okfuskee County, to Tomas Henry and Mary Ruth (Bennett) Wright. She married Cecil I. Neely on July 3, 1935.

Neely was a homemaker and a member of the Harvey Road Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, one son, three brothers, and one sister.

Survivors include her husband of the home; daughter, Janet Neely of Seminole; brother, Donal B. Wright of Cabot, Ark.; and sister, Zelma Bowlin of Seminole.

Donom A. Neill

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Donom A. Neill are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Wewoka.

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

Neill died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, at the age of 77.

Neill was born Nov. 27, 1927, in Hughes County to James Asa and Janetta "Westmoland" Neill. He grew up in the Hughes and Seminole county area.

Neill graduated from Butner High School.

On Nov. 17, 1948, Neill married Peggy Ussery.

He was retired from the oilfield.

Neill was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lawrence, David, Samuel, R.D., Paul and Hale Neill; and sisters Evelyn Molleur and Faye Bibb.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy of the home; three brothers, Homer, Olen, and James Neill; four sisters, Allie Maye Mayfield, Pat and Christine Neill and Gene Molleur; two daughters, Jan Hager of Wewoka and Theresa Williams of Allen, Texas; and son, Teddy Neill of Wewoka.

He is also survived by grandchildren, Leif Nevener of Tulsa, Jessica Hager and Robert Barkhurst of Wewoka, Carlye and Terry Henderson of Wewoka, Josh Neff of Lubbock, Texas; and 12 great grandchildren.

Don Newby

Services for Don Newby, brother of a Seminole resident, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 at Trinity Baptist Church with Revs. Sherman Ivy, James Stuart and Glen Eaves officiating.

Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery in Ada.

Newby died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at the age of 66 in Ada.

He was born Oct. 4, 1937, at Fittstown to Melvin and Hazel Brecheen Newby.

He attended Vanoss High School as well as East Central University.

He married Barbara Joens on Dec. 21, 1957, at Union Hill Baptist Church in Ada.

He owned and operated Ada Implement Company in Ada since 1968.

He was ordained to the ministry in 1963 and had pastored Union Hill Baptist Church, Union Valley Baptist Church, Lightening Ridge Baptist Church and Galey Baptist Church, all in the Ada area.

He was a member and associate pastor of Union Hill Baptist Churhc.

He was preceded in death by his father and one grandson, Jake Newby.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Newby of the home; his mother, Hazel Newby of Oil Center; one son, Steve Newby of Oil Center; one daughter, Kathy Lofton of Ada; two brothers, Ron Newby of Oil Center and Larry Newby of Seminole; and two grandchildren.

Pall bearers were George D. Welch, Simon Young, Bob Gray, Jerry McDaniel, Larry Cunningham and Joe Maddox.

Memorials may be made to The Gideons, P.O. Box 1821, Ada, OK 74821 and Union Hill Baptist Church (Youth Activity Building Fund), P.O. Box 7 Ada, Ok. 74821.

Mary Newman

Funeral services for Seminole County native, Mary Thelma Newman are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, April 2 in the chapel of Hampton Vaughan Crestview with Billy Pursley officiating.

Interment will follow at Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Crestview.

Newman died Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at the age of 68 in Wichita Falls.

She was born Dec. 25, 1935 in Cromwell to Alvah Albert and Ruby Lee (Smith) Capehart.

She worked for Chartwell for 17 years and was a homemaker.

She dedicated her life to taking care of her mentally challenged daughter, Elwana.

Newman was a true friend and confidant to so many and will be truly missed by all.

She is survived by four daughters, LaGayla Wood of Glenpool, Jo Elaine Weeks of Midland, Texas, LaDonna Smith and Elwana Joyce Newman, both of Wichita Falls, Texas; one brother, George Wayne Blessing of McAlester; and six grandchildren.

Newman may be honored by visiting the Memorial at www.MeM.com.

Through this side, people are invited to share their thoughts and fond memories with the family.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Wichita Falls Association of Retarded Citizens or the Humane Society.

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Mary Thelma Newman, 68, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2004, in Wichita Falls.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 2, 2004 in the chapel of Hampton Vaughan Crestview with Bill Pursley, officiating. Interment will follow at Crestview Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to Hampton Vaughan Crestview.

Thelma was born December 25, 1935 in Cromwell, Oklahoma to the late Alvah Albert and Ruby Lee (Smith) Capehart. Thelma worked for Chartwell for 17 years, and was a homemaker. She dedicated her life to taking care of her mentally challenged daughter, Elwana. Thelma was a true friend and confidant to so many. She will be truly missed by all.

Survivors include four daughters, LaGayla Wood and husband Gary of Glenpool, OK, Jo Elaine Weeks and husband David of Midland, LaDonna Smith and husband John of Wichita Falls, and Elwana Joyce Newman of Wichita Falls; one brother, George Wayne Blessing of McAlester, OK; and six grandchildren, John and Justin Smith, Jessica and Parker Wood, and Patrick and Tyler Weeks.

Please join us in honoring Mary by visiting our Memorial at www.MeM.com. Through this site we invite you to share your thoughts and fond memories with our family. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Wichita Falls Association of Retarded Citizens, or the Humane Society.

Billy Leon Norman

Billy Leon Norman, 75, of Maud died Saturday, July 3, 2004 at Sunset Estates of Maud.

Memorial services were held this morning at the Knight-Swearington Funeral Home.

He was born May 4, 1929 in Maud to Jesse Norman and Lulu (Cole) Norman.

He worked as a roughneck in the oilfields.

Norman is survived by his wife Elcie, of the home; one son, Billy Norman of Louisiana and one daughter, Lou Martin of Moore.

Also survived by two brothers, Richard Norman of Konawa, Jerry Norman of Tulsa; and two sisters, Vonnie of Grove and Gloria of Newcastle.

He also has seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Shane Norman

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Shane Randall Norman are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, May 17 in the Palm Springs Church of Christ in Palm Springs, Calif., followed by graveside services at the Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, Calif.

Norman died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at the age of 35 at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif, of a heart condition.

He was born Feb. 14, 1969, in Oklahoma City to Richard and Nanette Norman.

A short time later, the family made their home in Wewoka, where he graduated from Wewoka High School with honors with the class of 1987.

Norman was self-employed with a computer program business.

He was a member of the Church of Christ in Palm Springs, Calif. and before that, he was a member of the Church of Christ in Wewoka.

His hobbies included the sport of hang gliding and collecting Walt Disney memorabilia.

He is survived by his mother and father, Richard and Nanette Norman in Rancho Mirage, Calif.; one brother, Richard Norman Jr. of Rancho Mirage, Calif.; and one sister, Amy Norris of Riverside, Calif.

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Jimmie Norris

Graveside services for Maud resident Jimmie Norris are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Charley Troglin officiating.

Arrangements are being handled by Swearingen Funeral Home.

Norris died at Sunset Estates Nursing Home in Maud Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at the age of 70.

Norris was born Aug. 12, 1934 in Seminole to Anna (Tate) Norris.

On Feb. 14, 1955, he married Mayme Louise (Hargis) Norris in Seminole. She preceded him in death Nov. 27, 2001.

Norris had retired from running his own tank truck service.

His parents and his wife preceded him in death.

Norris is survived by his son, Jim Norris Jr. of Oklahoma City; four daughters, Mary Frances of Okmulgee, Tonya Breshears of Woodward, Debbra Norris of Seattle, Wash. and Sandra Johnson of Frankfort, Ky.; one brother, Willy Norris of Bartesville; one sister, Anita Stinett of Henryetta and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Condolences can be sent to the funeral home website, www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Carey Nunnelley

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident, Harlin "Carey" Nunnelley are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Services will conclude at the funeral home, however, interment will follow at the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole under the direction of the Swearingen Funeral Home.

Nunnelley died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at the age of 54 at his home in Seminole.

He was born Jan. 22, 1950, in Allen to Herman Caywood Nunnelley and Ima (Watts) Nunnelley.

He married Shirley (Marquis) Nunnelley on May 25, 1968 at Haney Methodist Church in Seminole.

Nunnelley worked at Tinker Air Force Base, worked in the oilfield and was recently self employed, the owner of several businesses in Seminole.

He graduated from Strother High School.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Ima Nunnelley.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Nunnelley, of the home; one son, Heath Nunnelley of Seminole; two daughters, Ladawn Rene Douthit of Meeker and Karena Johnson of Seminole; one brother, Clint Nunnelley of Seminole; three sisters, Faye Cook of Eufaula, Rita Davidson of Seminole and Debbie Cockings ofShawnee; and four grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Lynn Warden, Don Breedlove, Robert Ilberry, Charles Brand, Bobbie Craft and John Cumpton.

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June Laverne Nutt

Funeral services for longtime Wrangler employee June Laverne Nutt are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Paden.

Rev. Jim Eastep and Rev. Starland Davis will officiate.

Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Paden, under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home.

Nutt died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, in Prague at the age of 57.

She was born June 3, 1947, in Sutter County, Calif., to Troy L. and Mary Cleo (Brown) Clonts.

A Prague resident, she was retired from Wrangler in Seminole, where she worked as a secretary for many years.

She was a member of the Paden Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Kenneth Wayne Clonts.

She married Joe E. Nutt on Aug. 11, 1964, in Live Oak, Calif. He survives her, of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Todd of Spavinaw and Jason of Paden; one brother, Junior Earl Clonts, Paden; four sisters, Barbara Dowty, , Susie Leonard, Sharon Perry and Brenda Clonts, all of Paden; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A guestbook is available on-line at www.ParksBrot-hers.net.

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O’Connor

Memorial services for Seminole County resident, Garland Leo O’Connor are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 13 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Joe Arledge officiating.

Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

O’Connor died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at the age of 85 at his residence in Konawa.

He was born July 24, 1918, in Shawnee to Ardis O’Connor and anna (Bouska) O’Connor.

O’Connor was married to Vera West on Feb. 22, 1942, at Sacred Heart.

He was a longtime resident of the Konawa/Sacred Heart area and was a self employed carpenter for over 60 years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during World War II.

O’Connor was also a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by the mother of his children, Vera O’Connor of the home; five daughters, Mary Ann Arledge of Newalla, Margaret Atchley of Apopka, Fla., Janice Floyd and Jo Ann O’Connor, both of Konawa and Loretta Ringold of Shawnee; five sons, Gene O’Connor and Hal O’Connor, both of Shawnee and Dwaine O’Connor, Steve O’Connor and Victor O’Connor, all of Konawa; one sister, Ann Merkel of Konawa; two brothers, Michael O’Connor of Shawnee and Albert O’Connor of Moore; 45 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren.

Rosary will be held Monday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Ulysses O’Guinn

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Ulysses O’Guinn are pending.

O’Guinn died Saurday, Oct. 9, 2004. He was 86.

Ulysses O’Guinn

Funeral services for lifetime Wewoka resident, Ulysses O’Guinn are scheduled 1 p.m. Thursday at Macedonia Baptist Church, Wewoka. Interment is scheduled for the Westwood Cemetery, Wewoka.

Rev. Elmer Jones of St. Joseph Baptist Church is scheduled to officiate.

Myers Mortuary are arranging services.

O’Guinn died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at Holdenville General Hospital. He was 86.

Born May 27, 1918, to John and Anna (Brown) O’Guinn in Wewoka, he lived there his entire life.

O’Guinn was a member of St. Joseph Baptist Church and the American Legion.

He worked at Tinker Field Air Force Base as an auto mechanic for 30 years.

O’Guinn worked for Myers Mortuary for 20 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Alphonsus, Olean and Elwood O’Guinn; one sister, Almeter Watts.

O’Guinn is survived by his wife, Ollie O’Guinn of Wewoka; three sons, David Franklin and Curtis Ulysses O’Guinn both of Wewoka and Ronald Gene O’Guinn of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Harold and Delbert O’Guinn both of Wewoka; and one sister, Dovie Walker of Toledo, Ohio.

Mattie Eloise ‘Cunningham’ Oliver

Mattie Eloise "Cunningham Oliver, born April 11, 1919, and after an eventful life, on Dec. 14, 2004, closed her eyes and entered into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Mom attended Varnum High School near Seminole during this great city’s oil boom day.

In 1935, she married Ellis Ray Oliver, a welder in Seminole, and they became the proud parents of two children, David R. Oliver (and his wife Pat) of OKC and Sandra Thompson (and her husband Doug) of Roseville, Calif.

Mom was an Earth Angel! A lady of beauty, love, peace, purity of heart, healing, guardian, compassion and grace.

Fortunately, for all of us, America is blessed with many of these Earth Angels. They are America’s backbone. God bless them all.

Mom was a member of America’s greatest generation. As sweet and prayerful as she was, she knew during World War II that with Dad in Europe with the 8th Air Force, she must help – and left Seminole to build airplanes at Cessna Aircraft and Douglas in Midwest City.

Mom never moved back to Seminole but returned every Memorial Day to decorate the resting places of her parents and Dad’s parents and grandparents at beautiful Little Cemetery.

Mom’s wish was to be buried at Little – and she will be at 2 p.m. Friday Dec. 17.

Survivors include a sister, a brother, her son and daughter, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved dearly.

It breaks our heart that Mom has left – but someday we will join her.

Until then, she is in our hearts.

Ella Mae Ong

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Ella Mae Ong, 97, are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Stout Funeral Home, with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating.

Pallbearers will be Zach Nowlin, Mike Dodson, Gene Dodson, Tony Ong, James Ong, Randy Artrip, Steve Dryer, Terrance Artrip, and Fred Matos.

Interment will take place at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Ong passed away in the Wewoka nursing Home on Sept. 25, 2004. She was born on Dec. 20, 1906, at Lenna, Indian Territory, to Robert and Mary Magdalene (Kelley) Moore. Robert Moore was an enrolled member of the Muscogee (Creek) Tribe.

She was reared in McIntosh County, living in Dustin, Stidham, and Eufaula. She married George Bert Ong on April 24, 1925 and they lived in Seminole County. Ong was a homemaker and the couple moved to Wewoka in 1953.

Ong was a member of the Seventh Street Baptist Church and moved to the Wewoka Nursing Center in 1998.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, daughter Bertie Ong, three brothers; Jeff Moore, Robert Lee Moore, and Oliver Lee Moore, five sisters; Jessie McGuire, twins Ada and Athie Moore, Georgia Moore, and Dolly Moore, and one great-great grandson Robby Artrip.

She is survived by daughter Berdine and husband Edward Dodson of Wewoka; son Bobbie Joe and wife Jimmie Ong of Midwest City; brother William and wife Lucille Casey of Wichita, Kan.; five grandchildren, Michael Dodson of Shawnee, Jo Ella Sawyer of Luther, James Ong of Guthrie, Tony Ong of Norman, and Gene Dodson of Wewoka.

Additional survivors are five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Leroy Osborne

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Leroy Osborne were scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 16 at the Greater Apostolic Faith Church in Oklahoma City.

Services were under the direction of Howard-Harris Funeral Home in Oklahoma City.

Osborne died Saturday, March 8, 2004, at the age of 73.

He was the fourth child of eight born to Sam and Lueser Osborne.

He was born Nov. 11, 1930, in Sasakwa.

Osborne was a member of the Caesar-Bruner Band of the Seminole Nation.

He attended Thomas Chapel School in Sasakwa and received Jesus Christ at the Seminole Baptist Church.

He was united in holy matrimony with Mayola Hampton Osborne on Jan. 15, 1952, and to this union four children were born.

He was certified in Executive Housekeeping at the Hissom Memorial Center in Sand Springs on May 28, 1968, and continued these services at St. John Hospital for nine years.

He worked for the Midwest City Police Department for 11 years and became self-employed until 1985.

He gave his life to Jesus Christ in June, 1985.

His father, mother, four brothers, one sister and one grandson preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Mayola Hampton Osborne of the home; children, NaDean Osborne Ramsey, LeEtta Osborne and Melvin Sampson, Vernadean Osborne, Tonua Osborne and Terrance Ponder, all of Del City, two brothers, Tom Osborne and John Osborne, 11 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Leroy Osborne

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Leroy Osborne were scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 16 at the Greater Apostolic Faith Church in Oklahoma City.

Services were under the direction of Howard-Harris Funeral Home in Oklahoma City.

Osborne died Saturday, March 8, 2004, at the age of 73.

He was the fourth child of eight born to Sam and Lueser Osborne.

He was born Nov. 11, 1930, in Sasakwa.

Osborne was a member of the Caesar-Bruner Band of the Seminole Nation.

He attended Thomas Chapel School in Sasakwa and received Jesus Christ at the Seminole Baptist Church.

He was united in holy matrimony with Mayola Hampton Osborne on Jan. 15, 1952, and to this union four children were born.

He was certified in Executive Housekeeping at the Hissom Memorial Center in Sand Springs on May 28, 1968, and continued these services at St. John Hospital for nine years.

He worked for the Midwest City Police Department for 11 years and became self-employed until 1985.

He gave his life unto Jesus Christ in June, 1985.

His father, mother, four brothers, one sister and one grandson preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Mayola Hampton Osborne of the home; four children, NaDean Osborne Ramsey, LeEtta Osborne and Melvin Sampson, Vernadean Osborne, Tonua Osborne and Terrance Ponder, all of Del city and 11 grandchildren.

Cora Osteen

Graveside services for Seminole County resident, Cora Osteen of Wewoka, will be held at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, June 15, at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Osteen, died on Saturday, June 12, 2004, at the age of 39, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born on July 3, 1964, in Santa Monica, Calif., to Fitzgerald and Louise (Franks) Osteen.

She has been a resident of Elmwood Manor for the last two years and a previous resident of Oakridge Home for two years.

She enjoyed talking and being with people, never meeting a stranger.

She loved church services, going for rides, books, visits to the library, and watching the square dancers twirl.

Her father precedes her in death.

She is survived by her mother and stepfather of Santa Monica, CA, her brothers Michael, Fitzgerald Jr., Wayne, and Herbert; and sister, Elizabeth, all of Santa Monica, California, her special friend, Joe Hart, and her Elmwood Manor and Oakridge Home families.

Pamela Owens

Graveside services for Pamela Susanne Owens who lived must outside Sasakwa, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at the Greenleaf Cemetery, southwest of Spaulding with Rev. Wesley Martin officiating.

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

Owens died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at the age of 50 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada

She was born on Aug. 31, 1953, in Long Beach, Calif. to Lucille Alta (Camp) Morris and Henry Oxford Morris.

She was brought up in California, and moved to the Holdenville area in 1994.

She has worked out of her home as a Medical Transcriptionist since 2000.

Next to family and friends, Pamela loved her horses more than anything else, along with her Heeler dog, "Jesse".

She loved barrel racing in Oklahoma and throughout the United States.

She was a card-holding member of the WPRCA (Women’s Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association, and also of the BBR (Better Barrel Racing Association), the C4D (Central 4 D), and the NBHA (National Barrel Horses Association).

She is survived by her daughter, Jolene Storment of California; her grandchildren; her brother, Jimmy Morris, of Holdenville; two aunts: Dora Addington of Shawnee, and Inez Stotts of Boring, Oregon; and a very special friend, Joe Cunningham of Box Springs, Ga; as well as other relatives and many friends.

Jesse J. Page

Services for Jesse J. Page, former Wewoka resident, are scheduled to begin 2 p.m. Saturday at the Calvary Faith Pentecostal Church in Fr. Gibson. Page died Wednesday at age 81.

Interment is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 7 at the National Cemetery in Ft. Gibson.

Page lived in Tahlequah and worked as a butcher.

Mildred Palmer

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident "Granny" Mildred Berniece Palmer are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Maud with Chase Palmer and Greg Palmer officiating.

Interment is to follow service at Wolf Cemetery in Wolf under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Palmer, 76, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2004 at her home. She was born Sept. 26, 1928 in Konawa to Wesley P. and Allie Ella (Moore) Duncan.

She married L.T. "T-Boy" Palmer on March 21, 1947 in St. Louis. He preceded her in death in 1994. She was a housewife and a member of the First Baptist Church of Maud.

Preceding her in death are her husband, parents, three sisters and one brother.

Her survivors include: two sons, Terry Palmer and wife Tricia and Travis Palmer and wife Cheryl, all of Maud; three daughters, Janet Brock, Robin and Jerry Pack, all of Maud and Holli and Michael Jackson of Bethel; three brothers, Wesley Duncan of Tecumseh, Freddie Duncan of Havana, Fla. and Jimmy Duncan of Wofford Heights, Calif.; and two sisters, Shirley Carnes of Upland, Calif. and Patsy Arbuckle of Commanche.

In addition 16 grandchildren, Todd Brock, Ty and Maleea Brock, Stacy Palmer, Trent Palmer, Michael Palmer, Chris Palmer and Tavie Palmer, Tara and Paul Jordan, Cassie Pack, Jeffrey Pack, Brook Palmer and Royce Street, Nicole Palmer, Trevor Palmer, Jared Jackson, Kelsey Jackson and Seth Jr. T. Jackson; four great-grandchildren, Matthew Palmer, Macey Jordan, Reese Street, and one expected in January 2005; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends survive her.

Acting as casket bearers will be Alan Bassett, Ty Brock, Stacy Palmer, Jeff Pack, Jared Jackson, Chris Palmer, Michael Palmer, Paul Jordan, Trevor Palmer and Seth Jackson.

Honorary bearers for the services will be Tara Pack, Cassie Pack, Brook Palmer, Nicole Palmer, Kelsey Jackson, Tavie Palmer and Maleea Brock.

Stanislawa Paluch

Graveside funeral services for former Seminole County resident Stanislawa "Elizabeth" Paluch are set for 2 p.m. Friday, at Romulus, under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

Father Basil Keenan is set to officiate.

Paluch died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at the age of 77, at Shawnee Unity North hospital in Shawnee.

She was born on Sept. 20, 1927, in Warsaw, Poland.

She was married to John Paluch in Poland. John preceded her in death in 1985.

Mrs. Paluch was a housekeeper at Shawnee Regional Hospital for 17 years, retiring in 1993.

Besides her husband, Paluch was preceded in death by her parents, one son: Stephan Paluch, twin brothers, and one sister.

She is survived by a son, Mark Paluch, of Macomb; four daughters: Krystyna Paluch of Macomb, and Teresa Wieck, Elizabeth Cichocki, and Yolanda Horetski, all of Michigan; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Nancy Parrish

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident, Nancy Edna (Mills) Underwood Parrish are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, May 24, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Gary Smith and Ray Belford officiating.

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

Parrish died Thursday, May 20, 2004, at the age of 89 at her home in Seminole.

She was born April 22, 1915, in Sylvin to Rufus Melvin Mills and Bertie Mae (Arnold) Mills.

She married her first husband, Clarence Ray Underwood in 1936.

She married her second husband, Luther J. Parrish on Dec. 24, 1957, in Seminole.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church, Eastern Star, where she was a 50 year Gold Star Sister and the Homemaker Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Clarence Underwood in 1936; second husband, Luther Parrish on May 16, 1992; 11 brothers and 11 sisters.

She is survived by three sons, Mel Underwood of Seminole, Bob Parrish of Mesa, Ariz. and Richard "Dick" Parrish of Hobbs, N.M.; two daughters, Norma Shipman of Seminole and Sandy Russell of Spearman, Texas; one brother, W.C. Mills of San Angelo, Texas; 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Kevin Russell, Corbin Russell, Keith Crawford, Kenneth Parrish, Gene West and Rex Mills.

Honorary bearers will be Bob Parrish, J.L. Brock, W.C. Mills, Dr. James Sill, Joe Bynum, Richard Foresee and elders of the First Christian Church.

L.L. ‘Lee’ Payne Jr.

Funeral services for former Seminole resident L.L. "Lee" Payne Jr. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. David White will officiate. Burial will follow in Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Payne died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at his home in Moore at the age of 60.

He was born in Seminole on May 25, 1944, to Mayme Irene (McIntosh) and Leamon Levi Payne Sr.

He served in the U.S. Navy from January 1962 to August, 1970 and received the National Defense Service medal, the Vietnam Service medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign medal and the Navy Unit Commendation ribbon.

He worked at Tinker Air Force Base in the ‘70s, then owned and operated J&K Janitorial Service. He retired in 1981.

He was a member of Sooner Old Timers, a CB amateur radio club.

He married Phyllis "Elaine" Stroud on Feb. 2, 1981, in Shawnee, she survives him, of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, John Payne, Lindsay, Bryan Payne, Eufaula, and Matthew Payne, Moore; one brother, Donald "D.R." Payne, Seminole; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will include Matthew, Bryan, John and Donald Payne, Charles Guy and Clark Graham.

Honorary bearers will Include Charles Perkey and William Porter.

Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneral home. com.

Payne

Dorothy Pearson

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident, Dorothy D. Pearson are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 20 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Pearson Died Thursday, April 15, 2004, at the age of 82 in Tyler, Texas.

She was born Feb. 15, 1922, in Seminole to J.B. DeHart and Katie (Brown) DeHart.

She married Myrl Pearson, who preceded her in death in 1980.

Pearson was a life long resident of Seminole until she went to live with her son in Tyler, Texas in December 2003.

She retired from aircraft assembly at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City.

She attended Seminole Public Schools and was a member of the Harvey Road Baptist Church in Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Katie DeHart; father, J.B. DeHart; one son, Lonnie Gene Cox Sr.; and her husband, Myrl Pearson.

Pearson is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Wayland and Marty Cox of Tyler, Texas; two grandsons, Lonnie Gene Cox Jr. and Mark Cox; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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Betty Peebles

HOUSTON – Funeral services for Betty Peebles, 1944 Wewoka High School graduate, are scheduled for 12 noon Monday at Waltrip Funeral Home.

Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 5-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 1415 Campbell Road.

Peebles died Friday in Houston.

She was born July 19, 1926, in Buffalo, Wyo., to Jewel Saner and Laura Elizabeth (Miller) Holmes.

Peebles grew up in Wewoka and played with the high school band, which qualified for an invitation to play at Soldier Field in Chicago.

She and her husband Aubrey, moved to Maracaibo, Venezuela, in 1957, where they lived for 20 years.

They moved to Houston 28 years ago.

Peebles was preceded in death by her husband.

Survivors include her daughter, Rosemary Wells, Houston; one brother, Lilbern Holmes, Wewoka; one sister, Ruth Roberts, Tulsa; one granddaughter; and her best friend of 68 years, Betty Watson of Seminole.

The family has requested memorial contributions be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Lupus Foundation of America.

Rosa Permetter

Funeral services for Wewoka Nursing Center resident Rosa Lee Permetter, formerly of Earlsboro, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Rock Creek Baptist Church.

Revs. Johnnie Roseburr and Richard Laskey will officiate.

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

Permetter died Friday, April 23, 2004 at the Wewoka Nursing Center at the age of 86.

She was born to Thomas Hamilton Jr. and Ellen (Ledbetter) Hamilton on Aug. 23, 1917 in Rutherfordton, N.C.

She married Coyle Permetter in 1938 in Earlsboro.

Permetter was a cook at Earlsboro public Schools and was a member of Wares Chapel.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one son, Danny L. Permetter.

Permetter is survived by three sons, Donald R. Permetter, John E. Permetter, both of Earlsboro and Coyle L. Permetter, Augusta, Ga.; six daughters, Betty Falato of Washington D.C., Yvonne Thompson, Oklahoma City, Madeline Young, San Jose, Calif., Joyce Foust, Earlsboro, Diane Hall, Oklahoma City and Doris Nichols, Midwest City; one step-daughter, Erma Jo Hammonds, Omaha, Neb.; two brothers, Hubert Hamilton, Lemon Grove, Ga. and Abel Hamilton, San Antonio, Texas; one sister, Lillie Mae Walls of California; 36 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 40 step great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren and 27 great great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be John E. Permetter, Jr., Gary Don Permetter, Terry Hill, Larry Nichols Jr., Coyle L. Permetter Jr., and Adrian Permetter.

Honorary bearers will be Roy Winrow, Abel Hamilton, Hubert Hamilton, Dewey Wilson, James D. Hall, Ferdinand Adamson, David Gills and Larry Nichols.

Annie Perry

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Annie Mae Perry of Wewoka, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka with Rev. B.G Renfro of Parkers Chapel Baptist Church officiating.

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

Perry died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at the age of 91 at Midwest City Regional Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 23, 1912, in Boley, as the fourth of seven children, to William and Emma Wilson.

She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and aunt.

A few years after her birth, She moved to Wewoka with her family, where she attended school and met the love of her life, Julius Caesar Perry.

She lived in Wewoka most of her life.

They were married Jan. 13, 1929 and honored their wedding vows for 61 years, until her husband preceded her in death.

This union produced three daughters and three sons.

Perry is survived by two sons, James Perry of Oklahoma City and Larry Perry of Malvern, Pa.; one daughter, Velma Perry of Wewoka; two sisters, Delois Echols of Denver, Colo. and Olivia "Deuce" Boone of Omaha, Neb. 14 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

Former Players Son

Killed in Accident

The son of a former SSC baseball player was killed in a tragic automobile accident on Tuesday.

Bradley Peters, son of Steve Peters, died when the SUV, in which he and five other students were riding, collided with a school bus on Jan. 13, 2004.

Funeral services were held for Peters at 2 p.m. Friday at the Choctaw High School Activity Center with interment at Arlington Memory Gardens under the direction of Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home of Oklahoma City.

He was born Sept. 22, 1986, in Oklahoma City to Steve and Tracy Peters and lived his life in Choctaw.

His father, Steve Peters played baseball for Seminole State College before going on to compete at OU and then for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Bradley Peters was a member of Choctaw First Baptist Church.

Peters played football and baseball, loved the outdoors and fishing.

He received many awards over the years such as the third grade Friday’s Question Champ, the third grade Math Whiz award, as well as the Masonic Student of Today Award..

He was valedictorian of his ninth grade class, a member of the State and National Honor Societies, Sophomore Student of the Year and August Athlete of the Month.

Peters lettered in varsity football and was the MV Pitcher at Choctaw Invitational Baseball Tournament.

He was preceded in death by his Pop, Jerry Harris and sister, Katelyn.

He is survived by his mother, Tracy and her husband, Steve; two sisters, Sarah and Shelby; his father, Steve and his wife Aimee; one brother, Riley; grandparents, Eulan and Joann Peters and Sharon Harris; as well as a large extended family.

Robert ‘Bob’ Peterson

Former Wewoka resident, Bob Peterson, died Friday, July 30, 2004, in Durant. He was 76.
Peterson owned the Daily Democrat from 1957 to 1981 and still wrote a twice-weekly column.

The son of Robert V. and Berdena (Loy) Peterson, he was born Nov. 11, 1927, in Stillwater.

Peterson attended the University of Oklahoma where he received bachelor and master's degrees in journalism. His father owned the Wewoka Times during his childhood.

He married Sara Ross (Crouch) on Aug. 29, 1949, at Liberty, Mo.

Peterson was a member of the Durant Lions Club, Elks, Durant Country Club and Chamber of Commerce.

He was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame and was a member of the Oklahoma Press Association's Half Century Club.

In February, Peterson was the recipient of the Milt Phillips Award, the highest award presented by the OPA.
Peterson enjoyed playing golf and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Sara, of the home; son, Robert W. Peterson and wife Pam, Plano, Texas; daughter, Dorothy Liwai and husband Jack, Durant; granddaughters Katie Peterson and Kai Liwai, Durant, and grandson Maika Liwai, Durant.

Memorials may be made to the Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation, 3601 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105, or the Robert V. Peterson (Mr. Pete) Scholarship in Community Journalism Fund, c/o University of Oklahoma, 860 Van Vleet Oval, Room 101, Norman, OK 73019.

William Phenix

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, William H. "Bill" Phenix are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, at the Calvary Temple in Edmond.

Interment will follow in Arlington Memory Gardens in Midwest City under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home of Edmond.

Phenix died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at the age of 75.

He was born Nov. 5, 1928, in Springdale, Ark. but grew up in Seminole.

He served with honor in the Korean War as a member of the United States Army.

He retired from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in 1992, after 41 years of loyal service.

Phenix loved working with his hands and was an excellent mechanic.

He loved gardening and his favorite past time was fishing.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 24 years, Mary Phenix; his mother, Lora Taylor Phenix Strange; his father, Charlie Phenix; and stepfather, Otis Strange.

Phenix is survived by his children, Tammy Garrigan of Vancleave, Miss., Paula Wood of Edmond and Greg Phenix of Tulsa; stepchildren, Gail Beasley of Bethany and Steve Cyotee of Tulsa; 12 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Darla Phillips

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Darla Gail (Turner) Phillips are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23 at the Immanuel Fellowship Church (formerly Tri-City Christian Center).

Rev. Danny Fisher will officiate.

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

Phillips died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at the age of 49 in Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born July 15, 1954, in Ada to George Newton Turner and Eveline Jean (Minick) Ware.

She married Larry W. Phillips on March 5, 1974 in Seminole.

She was a homemaker and also ran the "Heavenly Snow" snow-cone stand in front of Nichols.

Phillips was a member of the Immanuel Fellowship Church and was a very generous and loving person who prided her relationship with Christ and caring for those in need.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Jessie Jewell Sing; father, George Newton Turner; step father, George Ware; step mother, Mary Turner; brother-in-law, Donnie Walker; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Wayne and Ethel Phillips.

Phillips is survived by her husband, Larry W. Phillips of the home; mother, Eveline Jean (Minick) Ware of Seminole; son Larry W. "Sonny" Phillips Jr. of Seminole and fiancée, Tori Hutton and her children, Ashley, Jakey, Yosha and MaKayla; son, John Lee Calvin "John Boy" Phillips of Seminole; daughters, Jessica Marie Turner of Byng and Krystal Lynnette Lee Phillips of the home; children she took under her wing, Chris and Sheila Haney of Earlsboro; ex-daughter-in-law, Kathlene "Katie" Carbitcher Phillips of Seminole; special black son, Russell Gibson of Seminole; brothers, George Newton Turner Jr., Kenneth Dale Turner and Doug Turner, all of Ada; sisters, Diane Walker of Kansas City, Mo. and Charolette Trembley of Scott City, Kan.; sister-in-law, Donna Postman and husband, Rick; ex-brother-in-law, Chris Anson; grandchildren Donovan Phillips, Kelsey Phillips, Jasmine Phillips, all from Seminole, Marty Price and Latisha Price; from Byng, and Isreal Haney, Ashley Barnett, Amber and Amanda Haney, all from Earlsboro, as well as a host of other family and friends.

Casket bearers will be Ronnie Phillips, Chris Haney, Chris Anson Sr., Chris Anson Jr., Rick Postman and Jayson Turner.

Honorary bearers will be Mickey Shaw, Andy Lockhart and Jim Hutton.

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Dorothy Phillips

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Dorothy Philips were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 5 at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Richard Winters officiating.

Interment followed at the Konawa Cemetery under the direction of the Pickard-Swearing Funeral Home of Konawa.

Phillips died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at the age of 58 at her home in Konawa.

She was born July 7, 1945, in Seminole to Lonnie Otto Tracy and Ocie (Holbert) Tracy.

She married Hubert N. Phillips Jr. on Aug. 4, 1962, in Konawa.

She was a longtime Konawa resident.

She worked as a seamstress for several years at Michael’s Casuals.

She later worked at Sooner State Bank in Konawa for 15 years, having retired in 2003.

Phillips was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Hubert Phillips Jr. of Konawa; one son, Dr. Russell Phillips of Keller, Texas; and one daughter, Shawna DePrater of Ada.

Serving as casket bearers were Van Ches, Steve McClure, Tim Coffey, Greg Vandiver, Reggie Medcalf and Lynn Patterson.

Memorials can be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, Attn. Jane Miller, 5601 NW 72nd Street, Suite 124, Oklahoma City, 73132.

Laura Phillips

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Laura V. Phillips, of Wewoka are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 12 at the Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. Elmer Jones of St. Joseph Baptist Church officiating.

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

Phillips died Thursday, May 6, 2004, at the age of 73 at Holdenville General Hospital.

She was born Aug. 23, 1931, in Boley to Phillip and Flowerlene Johnson.

She was a 1953 graduate of Boley High School.

She met and married Willie Phillips in 1967.

Phillips was a member of the St. Joseph Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Sunday school, past missionary president and past church secretary.

She was retired from Elmwood Manor Nursing Home where she worked for 20 years as a nurse’s aide.

Her husband and her parents preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughters, Rosetta O’Guinn of Shawnee, Versie May White of Kansas City, Mo., Elmaria Harris of Spencer, Carol of Oklahoma City and Margaret Talton of Spencer; one brother, Bill Phillips of Midwest City; and three grandchildren.

Producer Publisher Dies Sunday in Corpus Christi Hospital

By KAREN ANSON
Managing Editor

Ted Phillips, publisher of The Seminole Producer and longtime Seminole civic leader, died suddenly Sunday morning in south Texas at the age of 71.

Phillips, who had suffered heart problems for a number of years, died at Bay Area Medical Center, Corpus Christi.

He had undergone a cardiac technique on his heart a couple of weeks earlier in Oklahoma City, and had not recuperated quickly from the procedure.

Phillips, his wife, Nancy, and grandson, Cody, traveled to Corpus Christi on Thursday, to the condo where the Phillipses wintered.

When he arrived, Phillips became ill and was taken to the emergency room.

In the intensive care unit, he was diagnosed with an ulcer, aggravated by the blood-thinning medication from the heart surgery.

Although the ulcer was repaired, and Phillips was scheduled to leave the intensive care unit, he collapsed and died early Sunday.

Phillips had made his lifelong career in the newspaper field.

He was active on many boards and commissions in Seminole, the county and at the state level.

Phillips was well-known to state and federal legislators where he lobbied for help for Seminole County issues.

He was active in the Oklahoma Press Association, where he won honors for his work at The Producer.

He was born Oct. 6, 1932, in Norman to Harve Milt and Ruby (Helms) Phillips, who preceded him in death.

He served in the US Army in Korea, where he worked for Stars and Stripes newspaper.

He retired from The Producer in 1994, but maintained his publisher status with frequent editorial columns.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church.

Don Gill and Rev. Bob Hammons will officiate.

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

The family has designated the Seminole Public Library Trust, 424 N. Main in Seminole, or the Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation, in care of the Oklahoma Press Association, 3601 N. Lincoln, Oklahoma City, 73105, as appropriate for memorials.

Deloris ‘Poppy’ Pieper

Deloris "Poppy" Pieper, 71, of Midland, and formerly of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at her residence.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17 at Nalley-Pickle and Welch Chapel in Midland with Reverend Jimmy Braswell officiating. Reverend James Otterness will assist.

Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral home, 3800 N. Big Springs St.

She was born Jan. 21, 1933 in Seminole to Jake and Jewel (Walton) Harris.

She was raised and attended school in Seminole.

Poppy and Travis Pieper were married on March 24, 1979 in Odessa, Texas.

She and Travis loved to travel.

Poppy was a former Vice-President at First Banker’s Trust in Midland for 22 years.

She was a member of Midland Gem and Mineral Society and a member of the Midland Community Theater.

She had also volunteered for Meals on Wheels.

Poppy was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Odessa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Geneva Woolery; and a brother, Glen Harris.

Surviving Poppy is her husband, Travis, of Midland; two sons, Joe Aytia of Midland and Don and his wife Janet Aytia of Lead, South Dakota; two step-daughters, Pamela and husband Ron Kimbrell, Karen and husband Doug Hildebrand; and a step-son, Paul and his wife Joyce Pieper, all of Odessa; eight step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

She is further survived by a sister, Lavisa Gehring of Toledo, Ohio; numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly, most especially Debbie, Micah, Kevin and Skyla and her close friend, Ann Hathaway.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Hospice of Midland, 911 W. Texas, Midland, Texas 79701.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home and Crematory of Midland.

Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com.

Destiny Lenae Pierce

Services for great-granddaughter of Seminole resident Earnest Stillwell Sr. were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Johnnie Mae Foxx officiating.

Pierce died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City shortly after being born.

She was the daughter of Leonard Payton "Lee" Pierce II and Shantay Lynette (Dennis) Pierce.

Pierce is survived by her parents of the home; brother, JaiVonn Lee Pierce of Glendale, Ariz.; maternal grandparents, Carlisa Dennis and Carneilus Shields both of Princess Anne, Md.; paternal grandparents, Janie Faye Haywood and Lewis Haywood both of Moore; maternal great-grandparent, Barbra Dennis of Princess Anne, Md.; and paternal great-grandparents, Earnest Stillwell Sr. of Seminole and Georganna Small of Oakland, Calif.

Lawrence "Jack" Piersall

Graveside services for Seminole resident, Lawrence B. "Jack" Piersall Jr. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 at the Hardtner Cemetery in Hardtner, Kan.

Friends may call from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday at Williams Funeral Home in Anthony, Kan.

Donations may be made to the Jack Piersall Memorial Fund to help defray expenses.

Piersall died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at the age of 59 at Seminole.

He was born Aug. 22, 1944, to Lawrence B. and Catherine (Shew) Piersall.

He worked in the oil fields.

Piersall married Carole A. Merrywell on Feb. 4. 1992.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence B. Piersall and one brother-in-law, Larry Pratt.

He is survived by his wife, Carole of the home; three sons, Colby Bernell Piersall of Seminole, Justin David Piersall, and Michael Hugh Hobbs of Tulsa; one daughter, Kelly Ann Pippin of Seminole; three brothers, Gary Piersall of Wichita, Kan., Kelly Shew of West Virginia and Tracey Shew of Washington State; his mother, Catherine Shew of Washington State; stepmother, Nadine Piersall of Anthony, Kan. 9 grandchildren, a sister, Barbara Pratt of Anthony, Kan..

Casey Jo

Pipestem

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident, Casey Jo Pipestem are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Hitchitee Methodist Church with Victor Underwood officiating and Mike Harjo and Mike Svitak assisting.

Interment will follow at the Harjo family cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Pipestem died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at the age of 19 in Tarrant County Texas.

She was born March 8, 1984, in Ada to Donna Lee (Underwood) Gayton.

She was a member of the Fonda Native American Church in Seiling.

She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Gayton; grandparents, Tecumseh and Nagie Underwood; and many other aunts and uncles.

Pipestem is survived by her mother, Donna Lee Gayton of Seiling; grandmother, Ida Little of Seminole; three sisters, Toni Underwood and Ruth Ann Simpson, both of Shawnee and Taffney Harjo of Seiling; and four brothers, Cha-Chi-O Pipestem of Kelleyville, Christopher Pipestem of Ada, Lionel Simpson of Shawnee and Donald Island of Seiling.

Casket bearers will be Jason Nauni, Willis Nauni Jr., Cletus Gayton, Louie Gayton, Nathan Harjo and Willie Bond Underwood.

Honorary bearers will be Cha-Chi-O Pipestem, Christopher Pipestem, Honece Pipestem, William Pipestem, Jimmy Harjo Jr., Ronnie Harjo, Robby Tiger, and nephews, Ahalok Harjo, Johnathan Topah and Cameron Pipestem.

Troy Pitman

Graveside services for Troy Pitman, former Seminole resident, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Dale Cemetery.

Criswell Funeral Home is arranging services in Ada.

Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 85 Honor Guard, will conduct military honors at the cemetery.

Pitman died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, at his home in Ada.

He was born Nov. 1, 1917 in McLoud to Samuel and Narcissus Crockett Pitman.

Pitman lived in the Seminole area for 22 years. He moved to Ada two years ago.

Pitman married Dora Jordan April 1, 1951.

He was owner of an oilfield service company in N.D. for several years, and a member of the Assembly of God church.

Pitman served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Dora Pitman, of the home; one son, Jim L. Pitman, of Ada; two daughters, Glenda Faye Groethe, of Williston N.D. and Donna Sue Scheele, of Ada; and one sister, Ollie Smothers, of McLoud; one brother, Foy Pitman, of Williston, N.D.

Hazel Pittman

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Hazel Jewel (Hailey) Pittman are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home with Richard Winters officiating.

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

Pittman died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at the age of 89 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home.

She was born July 23, 1914, near Calvin to John George Hailey and Sylvia Alice Hailey.

She married A.C. Sharber on Oct. 16, 1931, one son, Bob Sharber was born of this marriage.

She lived near Vamoosa, then later moved to Stratford.

She spent two years in California with her husband during World War II, and later moved back to Oklahoma, residing in Oklahoma City for several years before moving back to Konawa.

She later married Calvin Pittman, who preceded her in death.

She was a Licensed Practical Nurse for many years, attended nursing school in Oklahoma City and was registered with the nurse’s state professional registry for almost 20 years.

Pittman was a long time member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five brothers, four sisters, one son and daughter-in-law.

She is survived by two grandsons, Kirk Sharber and wife, Barbara of Norman and Kade Sharber and wife, Kim of Konawa; six great grandchildren, Dawn Sharber of Oklahoma City, Katy Sharber of Norman, Ashley, Joshua, Heather and Matthew Sharber, all of Konawa.

Serving as pallbearers will be Mike McGaha, Jim Lowe, Burnus Fisher, Newton O’Bryant, Mike Boren and Carl Wyatt.

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Anna Lee Pixley

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Anna Lee Pixley are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at the Bowlegs First Assembly of God, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Burial will follow at Wolf Cemetery.

Rev. Roy Robertson will officiate the services.

A family visitation is set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Pixley died Friday, Dec. 24, 2004, at the Cedar Crest Nursing Home in Broken Arrow, at the age of 89.

She was born on May 1, 1915, in Sulligent, Ala., to James Washington Palmer and Rhoda Emily (Sorrells) Palmer.

She married Orvel C. Pixley on Nov. 30, 1935, in Roscoe, and lived in Seminole County for 60 years, after moving here from Arkansas.

Pixley’s husband preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 1987.

She was a homemaker, and a member of the First Assembly of God in Bowlegs and the Women’s Missionary Society.

Besides her husband and parents, Pixley was preceded in death by a son, Bob R. Pixley; a daughter, Melba Sue (Pixley) Anders; a great-granddaughter, Emily Pixley; and a great-grandson, Joshua Alan Pixley.

She is survived by her son, David G. Pixley, of Ft. Smith, Ark.; a daughter, Peggy Pixley, of Tulsa; two sisters, Vera Mullen, Seminole, and Denver Hardin, of Grantspass, Ore.; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be John Pixley, Alan Pixley, Jeremy Pixley, Kevin Anders, Nathan Anders, and Randall Moore.

Messages of condolences may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Clifton Porcupile

Graveside service for former Seminole County resident Clifton Henry Porcupile are scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday at Rossville Cemetery in Jacktown with a United States Navy Chaplain officiating.

Gaskill Funeral Home of Shawnee will be directing the service.

Porcupile, 84, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2004 in Chula Vista, Calif. He was born Dec. 13, 1920 in Meeker to Henry and Bonnie Porcupile. He was a 1940 graduate of Seminole High School.

He enlisted in the U. S. Navy July 3, 1940 and on his first duty he was stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. As a survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack he served his country a total of 32 years.

His parents preceded him in death.

Survivors include a brother, Marion "Dink" and Kathryn Porcupile of Gold Canyon, Ariz.; cousins and their wives, Doyle and Joan Stearman of Shawnee, Bill and Norma Stearman of Missouri, Robert and Beulah Knesk of Sparks; nieces and their husbands, Susan and Ron Pennington of Arlington, Va., Denise and Ben Laskey of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Nancy and Frank Sullivan of El Cajon, Calif.; and nephew Daniel Porcupile, U.S. Marine, currently serving in Iraq.

Disabled Vietnam
Vet Loses Battle

A Seminole County Vietnam veteran, remembered by some as a "hero" and an inspiration, gave up his battle for life on Sunday, May 16, 2004, in a Tulsa nursing home.

Johnny Lee Porter, 56, was wounded in Vietnam in the late 1960s, just after graduation from New Lima High School, and spent his life as a paraplegic.

"He’s a special guy," said his friend, Steve Harris of Tennessee.

"He’s gone through so much."

It’s been nearly five years since Harris came to the newspaper, asking for the attention he believed his friend deserved.

"Nobody seems to go see him, but he enjoys life so much anyway," Harris said.

"I ask him ‘Why aren’t you mad?’ but he won’t let his condition bother me.

"He tries to cheer me up.

"This man should be a local hero…at least he’s my hero.

"People should go out there and hug him and thank him," Harris said five years ago.

Porter refused the attention Harris requested for him, not allowing his name to be used in Harris’ story.

And, although Harris’ tribute could have been given for any number of Vietnam vets, Porter’s attitude and personality did much to inspire those who knew him.

His old war buddies from all over the US annually to see him.

They watched as Porter’s condition degenerated from wheelchair to bedfast to a nursing home.

"Things I take for granted aren’t even possible for him," Harris said.

"I bitch about a headache…he’s ticked to just read a newspaper."

Both Harris and Porter joined the Marines just after high school, each celebrating their 19th birthdays in Vietnam.

"You wouldn’t believe the bonding that occurs there (in war)," Harris said.

They went into the military at a time when it wasn’t a popular thing to do – Harris drafted, Porter volunteering.

"It’s what happened then if you weren’t in college and didn’t have money or politics."

Porter was born Jan. 7, 1948 in Wewoka to Pearl (Bearden) and Raymond LeRoy Porter.

"Johnny served in Vietnam with great honors, gladly serving and sacrificing for his country," his family said in his obituary.

He married Linda Marie Shorter on June 10, 1978, in Wewoka; she survives him of the home.

"Linda has loved and devoted her life to John’s care," his family added.

Porter was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Betty Lou; two brothers, Willie "Corky" and Ronnie Porter.

Other survivors include his son, Michael Porter, of the home; one brother and sister-in-law, Bobby J. and Wanda Porter of Wewoka; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Rose Ann and Joe Pinkston, Oklahoma City, and Patty and Don Moore, Wewoka; and the two special "brothers" who served with him in Vietnam, Harris and Danny Thompson, Florida.

"Johnny’s humor and bright smile will be missed by all who knew him," his family said.

Porter’s funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hilltop Free Will Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Rev. Russell Ryker, pastor, and Rev. Dale Shorter of Fort Worth Texas, will officiate.

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

Pallbearers will include Harris, Thompson, Terry and Chad Hall, Hubert Shorter and Steve Bryant.

Honorary pallbearers will include John Pinkston, Rick Hall, George Porter, Basil Johnson and Jackie Shorter.

Louella Porter

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Louella Porter, of Konawa are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, June 24 at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ed George officiating.

Wake services will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Interment will follow at the Porter family cemetery under the direction of the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Porter died Monday, June 21, 2004, at the age of 78 at Integris Baptist Health Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born Sept. 4, 1925, in Rose to James Smith and Betty (Jumper) Smith.

She married Bunny Porter on May 12, 1955, in Miami.

She worked at Michaels Casuals in Konawa and Lillian Russell sewing factory in Wewoka for several years.

She was a Konawa resident for over 47 years and was a member of the Snake Creek Baptist Church in Locust Grove.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bunny Porter on Oct. 14, 1978; three daughters, Wanda, Linda and Cynthia Porter; and one brother, Bobby Porter.

She is survived by five sons, Billy Porter of Ada, Mark Porter, Gus Porter and Alan Porter, all of Konawa and Terry Porter of Pine Ridge, SD; two daughters, Martha Poolaw of Norman and Lou Ann Porter of Gardena, Calif. one grandson she raised, Josh Wolf of Konawa; two brothers, Troy Smith and Roy Smith, both of Broken Arrow; three isters, Louise Wilson and Jo Ann Wilkerson, both of Rose and Jan Smith of broken Arrow; 19 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Pall bearers will be Matthew Foster, Tim Harjo, Perry Cowan, James Parsons, Greg Dodd and Tim Carpitche.

Honorary bearers will be Beverly Cowan and her grandsons.

Elva Powell

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Elva Mae Powell of Oklahoma City are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 14 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will follow at the Darwin Cemetery in Darwin at 1 p.m. under the direction of the Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Powell died Thursday, June 10, 2004, at the age of 88 at the Grace Living Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born March 24, 1916, in Krum Creek to John Wood Sullivan and Addie (Baker) Sullivan.

She was married to Jerald Benton Powell on May 15, 1937, and was married 42 years.

She was a retired bookkeeper for Alford Propane Company in Kiowa.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kiowa and attended Harvey Road Baptist Church while living in Seminole from 1985 –1999.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerald Powll on Jan. 8, 1979; one son, Carl "Butch" Powell; two brothers and six sisters.

She is survived by two sons, Jery Powell of Tulsa and Jim Powell of Claremore; two daughters, Shirley Brooks of Moore and Linda Huskey of McAlester; one brother, Eugene Sullivan of Ponca City; two sisters, June Johnson of Seminole and Marie Powell of Webb City, Mo.; nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Marie Powell

Marie Powell, 83, former Seminole County resident, passed away at St Anthony Hospital in Amarillo, Texas, June 28, 2004.

She was born on June 26, 1921 to Thomas and Susey "Buck" Yarbrough.

She attended school at Wewoka. She was employed as a custodian for Phillips 66 in Borger, Texas, until her retirement in 2002.

She was a member of Hilltop Presbyterian Church in Wewoka. Her husband Simpson Powell preceded her in death in 1999.

Wake services will be held at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Wewoka.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 2, 2004 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Interment will be at the Buck Family Cemetery with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating. under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Susey Yarbrough; her husband Simpson Powell; four brothers John, Paul, Frank, James Yarbrough, and Jerry Frank; and one sister Cora Jean Zahn.

She is survived by one son, James Harrison of Borger, Texas; three grandchildren; one brother, Holland Cloud, of Arkansas City, Kans; two sisters, Pauline Yarbrough Wapskinney of Shawnee, Gertrude Bagley of Huntsville, Ala.; and three great-greatgrandchildren

Pallbearers will be Ronny Wapskinney, Terry John Wapskinney, Tommy Hawkins Jr., Steve Ellis, Lwarence Haney and Paul Faxon.

Powell

Mary Ann Price

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Mary Ann Price are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, April 5 at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Dunn officiating.

Interment will follow at 4 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Henninger-Allen Funeral Home of Enid.

Price died April 1, 2004, at the age of 54 at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid.

She was born on August 9, 1949, in Andrews, Texas to Jack and Marion Moreland Sawyer.

She graduated from Wewoka High School in 1966 and had been in Rainbow.

She had been attended Seminole Junior College before she married William Franklin Price,MD on March 4, 1989, in Norman.

In 1992, they moved to Enid where her husband worked for Enid Medical Clinic until 1994, when they moved to Madill.

In 1999 they moved back to Enid to be a part of the Enid Family Medicine Clinic.

She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Sawyer, one grandson Zachary Bartley, and her grandparents.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. William Price of the home; four children, Jackie Stanford of Sand Springs, Tammie Grissom of Madill, and Frankie and Kody Price both of the home; eight grandchildren; her mother and step-father; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be given to Cornerstone Baptist Church with the Funeral Home custodian of the funds.

Mary Ann Price

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Mary Ann Price are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, April 5 at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Dunn officiating.

Interment will follow at 4 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Henninger-Allen Funeral Home of Enid.

Price died April 1, 2004, at the age of 54 at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid.

She was born on August 9, 1949, in Andrews, Texas to Jack and Marion Moreland Sawyer.

She graduated from Wewoka High School in 1966 and had been in Rainbow.

She had been attended Seminole Junior College before she married William Franklin Price,MD on March 4, 1989, in Norman.

In 1992, they moved to Enid where her husband worked for Enid Medical Clinic until 1994, when they moved to Madill.

In 1999 they moved back to Enid to be a part of the Enid Family Medicine Clinic.

She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Sawyer, one grandson Zachary Bartley, and her grandparents.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. William Price of the home; four children, Jackie Stanford of Sand Springs, Tammie Grissom of Madill, and Frankie and Kody Price both of the home; eight grandchildren; her mother and step-father, Marion and Jack Cain; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be given to Cornerstone Baptist Church with the Funeral Home custodian of the funds.

Mary Ann Price

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Mary Ann Price are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, April 5 at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Dunn officiating.

Interment will follow at 4 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Henninger-Allen Funeral Home of Enid.

Price died April 1, 2004, at the age of 54 at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid.

She was born on August 9, 1949, in Andrews, Texas to Jack and Marion Moreland Sawyer.

She graduated from Wewoka High School in 1966 and had been in Rainbow.

She had been attended Seminole Junior College before she married William Franklin Price,MD on March 4, 1989, in Norman.

In 1992, they moved to Enid where her husband worked for Enid Medical Clinic until 1994, when they moved to Madill.

In 1999 they moved back to Enid to be a part of the Enid Family Medicine Clinic.

She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Sawyer, one grandson Zachary Bartley, and her grandparents.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. William Price of the home; four children, Jackie Stanford of Sand Springs, Tammie Grissom of Madill, and Frankie and Kody Price both of the home; eight grandchildren; her mother and step-father; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be given to Cornerstone Baptist Church with the Funeral Home custodian of the funds.

Dorothy Pryor

Funeral services for Dorothy Dean Pryor are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Holdenville.

Burial will follow at Holdenville Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Hundson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville and Reverend Joe Robinson will officiate.

Pryor passed away Friday, June 18, in Holdenville, at the age of 84.

She was born in Holdenville to Fred T. Treadwell and Daisy Dean Treadwell on Jan. 17, 1920.

She was a resident of Holdenville all her life.

She graduated from Holdenville High School where she was voted most popular girl and football queen.

Pryor later attended Chickasha Women’s School.

On Dec. 14, 1942, she married her high school sweetheart, Gale Pryor, in Holdenville.

She was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church and attended the fellowship class.

She was a charter member of the Holdenville Society of Painters and Sculptors and also a charter member of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary, in charge of the gift shop for many years.

She was a talented artist and avid bridge player.

Pryor was also a member of the Rose Unit Garden Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Pat Booth.

Pryor is survived by her husband, Gale Pryor, her sister, Mary Evelyn Hyde, and her brother, Tommy Treadwell, all of Holdenville, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Dallas Pryor, Scott Treadwell, Kent Treadwell, Gary Hyde, Kenny Gale Pryor, and Guy Pryor.

Jillian Quintero

Funeral services for Jillian Paige Quintero, three-month-old daughter of former Seminole resident Amie Waddell Quintero and her husband, Jason, are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Edgemere Church of Christ in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Joe Williams will officiate and burial will follow Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Hampton-Vaughn Funeral Home.

The baby was born Oct. 22, 2003, in Wichita Falls, and died Jan. 23, 2004.

She is survived by her parents, Jason and Amie Quintero, of the home in Wichita Falls; one sister, Kallie Breanne Quintero, of the home; grandparents, Larry and Janet Waddell of Seminole, Debbie Quintero and Danny and Tracy Quintero, all of Wichita Falls.

Great-grandparents are Norman Waddell and Wanda Swearingen, both of Seminole; Edwin and Mildred Quintero, Wichita Falls; and Ed Faircloth of Watauga, Texas.

Other survivors include aunts and uncles, Chris and Terrie Waddell, Shawnee; Lisa and Chris Wilbur and Dustin Bryant, all of Wichita Falls; cousins, Sidney and Luke Waddell, Shawnee, and Chance Jordan Wilbur of Wichita Falls; and numerous great-aunts, uncles, cousins and family friends.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandfather, Gene Swearingen, Seminole, in 1997; great-grandmother, Lola Waddell, Seminole, in 2003; great-grandmother, Patsy Faircloth of Watauga, in 1997; and a great-grandfather John Henry of Wichita Falls, in 1994.

The funeral home is located at 1411 10th Street, Wichita Falls, Texas. For more information, call 940-767-1770.

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Royal Lafayette Ramsey

Funeral service for Wewoka resident Royal Lafayette "R.L." Ramsey is set for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Stout-Phillips Chapel in Wewoka. Officiating minister will be Jimmy Freeman.

Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery following the service.

R.L. Ramsey, a Wewoka resident, passed away at Elmwood Nursing home in Wewoka on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at the age of 90.

He was born Nov. 23, 1914, in Big Flat, Ark., to Henry and Rachel Rose Ramsey. He attended school in Sasakwa.

During World War II, he did machine work at Kiser shipyard in Oakland, Calif.

After the war, he worked for 28 years in the oil machine shop.

R.L. married Sera Francis Ramsey on Sept. 8, 1933. He was a devoted husband of 71 years, a great father and a loving and understanding grandfather.

He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.

He was preceeded in death by his parents Henry Allen and Rachel Rose Ramsey; one son, Gerald Ramsey; and seven brothers and sisters, Dessie Jane Tilley, Joseph William Ramsey, Bessie Mae Ashworth, Caldona "Donie" Copeland, Goldman Ramsey, Rufus Allen Ramsey and Retha Armstrong.

Survivors include his wife, Sera "Francis" Ramsey; three sons and daughters in law, Donald and wife Alta Ramsey of Shawnee, Charles and wife Rita Ramsey of Montrose, Colo., and Elvie and wife Shirley of Konawa; and eight grandchildren, Carl Ramsey, Michael Ramsey, Terecia Nation, Debbie Choate, Becki Self, Ray Ramsey, Kim Jones and David Ramsey.

Pallbearers include Carl Don Ramsey, Mike Ramsey, Ray Ramsey, David Ramsey, Dustin Ramsey and Daniel Choate.

Honorary Pallbearers include Craig Choate and Michael Jones.

Ralph Randles

Memorial services for Seminole resident, Ralph Owren Randles will be held, Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at 10 a.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating..

Randles died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at the age of 76, at Lake Murray in Ardmore..

He was born April 16, 1928, in Wewoka to Clyde J. and Bertha Irene Davis Randles.

Randles was raised in Seminole and has lived in various states throughout the United States including Wyoming and Colorado while working in the oilfield.

He married Beverly Jane Ferguson on Aug. 8, 1948, in Seminole.

They returned to Seminole nine years ago to make their home.

In addition to working in gas exploration, Randles was also a field manager for the Williams Company and had done campground work at various state parks for the past 15 years.

He was a veteran of World War II and served in the United States Navy.

He was a Mason, a Shriner, and a former member of the Harvey Road Baptist Church in Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Rebecca Randles; one son, John Randles; one sister, Lorene Roberts and one grandchild, John Robert de Leur.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Jane Randles of the home; one son, Ralph Randles Jr. of Rock Springs, Wyo.; one daughter, Robbie Lynn Brown of Wappingers Falls, N.Y.; Clyde and Sharon McCaslin of Brigham City, Utah; four grandchildren, Raymond de Leur, Christopher Randles, Rachael McDonald, and Rebecca Brady; three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements made by Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home of Marietta.

John William Ray

A graveside service for Wewoka resident John William Ray is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Steve Chesser will officiate the services.

Ray died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at the age of 72, at the Holdenville General Hospital.

He was born on Oct. 10, 1931, in Tulsa.

Ray lived at the Oakridge Home in Wewoka for the past two years.

He is survived by a special friend, Beverly Allen, and many other friends at Oakridge.

Bonnie Jewell

Redding

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Bonnie Jewell Redding will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan.16, at the Akusvmkv Southern Baptist Church in Wewoka, with Revs. Dan Factor and Darrell Seeley officiating.

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

Redding former Wewoka resident, passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at the age of 94 at the Weleetka Nursing Home.

She was born May 16, 1909, in Wetumka to Noral Henderson and Mary Evelyn (Dillbeck) Byrd.

She was reared in the Wetumka area and attended the Tiger Flat School.

Bonnie married Tilford Redding on May 30, 1925, in Wetumka.

They later made their residence in Wewoka, where she and Tilford raised their 8 children.

Bonnie enjoyed fishing and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Her love will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Noral and Mary Byrd; husband, Tilford Redding; two daughters, Christen Cook and Barbara Jones; three sons, Charles, Cecil, and David Redding; three sisters and three brothers.

Bonnie is survived by one son, Murrell Redding of Las Vegas, Nev.; two daughters, Jimmie Stafford of Holdenville, and Kay (Lively) Stanford of Weleetka; special daughter in-law, Ann Redding of Wewoka, daughters-in-law Johnnie Redding of Las Vegas, Nev.; Joy Lynn Redding of Shawnee, and two grandchildren she helped raise, Dwight and Kristee Lively.

She is also survived by her 24 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and many more relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandsons.

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Helen Renfro

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Helen M. Renfro, of Wewoka are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 2 at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka with Rev. E.G. Bert of St. Stephens Baptist Church officiating.

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

Renfro died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at the age of 83 at Integris Health Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born June 11, 1920, in Seminole County, as the second child to Robert and Anna Noble.

She attended school at Nobletown and retired from Tinker Air Force Base as a supply specialist.

She was a member of Parker’s Chapel Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher, church treasurer and president of the Missionary Society.

She was also a member of the Eastern Union District and served as treasurer of Minister’s Wives.

She was a member of Order of Eastern Star Vernon Brooks Chapter #146.

She was also co-founder and VP of Rural Water District 5, co-founder and treasurer of the Black Historical Society Research of Wewoka, and councilwoman for the Seminole Nation-Bruner Band.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Joan Griffis.

She is survived by her husband, Rev. Billy G. Renfro of the home; one sister, Zetha (Kate) Miller of Nacoma Park; one grandchild, one great grandchild and one great-great grandchild.

Fred Arnold Replogle

Fred Arnold Replogle was honored at funeral services Aug. 28, 2004, in the Swearingen Chapel in Seminole.

He lost a courageous battle against cancer and went to his eternal reward Aug. 26.

The son of John and Mary Logsdon Replogle, Fred was born Nov. 1, 1926, in Krebs.

He attended Seminole County schools and churches.

A patriotic American, Fred joined the Army and went to war for his country in WWII.

He served in the Philippines and in Austria where he met a friend also serving in the Army, a fellow Oklahoman, Frank Pryor, now of Shawnee.

They joyfully renewed their acquaintance and amid the hardships of those days became best friends, in bonds of brotherly love that will last forever.

Back at home in Seminole, Fred met a petite local telephone operator, Evalynn Sparks, whom he won with his fun-loving ways.

They were married on May 20, 1947, in the parsonage of the Baptist church at Bowlegs.

They began their married life in Seminole where they enjoyed popularity with the western music crowd as terrific dancers when the Wills Brothers and Leon McCauliffe played at the Legion Hut.

Fred worked at various jobs in then active oil fields in the area.

He worked hard, played hard, and made lifelong friends, many of whom filled his home and yard in Seminole the day he left this life.

Fred moved his family to California in 1959. They loved it and lived there, up and down the coast, several years.

He trained as a heavy equipment mechanic and was employed at well-known large companies.

An exciting avocation of his during one period was working the pit stops of racing cars, repairing and servicing at break-neck speeds.

He was a sharpshooter and held memberships at various gunclubs, some of his nephews learning good sportsmanship as they tagged along.

Through the years, Fred and his family were active in church work in various areas.

In 1962, they helped establish a mission in Greece which is still active today.

They planned special events during the 2004 Olympics just concluded in Athens.

Fred was known for his generous nature.

He repaired many a car for low charges or no fee at all for those in need.

On the road, he never passed a car in distress.

Fred spoke of the added time God had given him in close brushes with death before.

He said he wanted to use the last days he had left to get in touch with those he loved and cared about.

He said he wanted to share God’s mercy in his life and to make peace with God and people and to urge them to do the same.

He was pre-deceased by his parents; a brother, Turner; a sister, Alice Gallahar; and a daughter, Mary Helen, who died in early childhood.

Survivors include two daughters, Diane Jones and husband Bob of Wyoming, and Debra Replogle of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Jack Replogle and wife Imogene of Phoenix, and the Rev. Bob Replogle and wife Virginia of Texas.

Also, two grandchildren, Rebecca Melchoire and husband David of Okla. City and Brandon Jones and wife Holly of San Francisco; and one great-granddaughter, Angelique Melchoire of Okla. City; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends including Ella O’Dell of Seminole and her family; and best friend Frank Pryor and wife Jeri of Shawnee.

The Rev. Harold Turner led the service at the chapel. Special music provided by a niece, Connie Replogle.

The Rev. Bob Replogle led the committal service at the graveside.

Burial was in the family plot at Little Cemetery north of Seminole.

Ft. Sill personnel provided military honor guard and salute.

The Replogle and O’Dell families wish to thank each and every one for the many expressions of kindness during Fred’s illness and passing. Of special note was the loving ever-present assistance of his nephew, Tommy Gallahar of Norman.

Freddie Arnold Replogle

Funeral services for Seminole resident Freddie Arnold Replogle are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, officiated by Ruby Nell York, Millard Stevens and Bobbie Replogle.

Interment is set to follow at Little Cemetery north of Seminole.

Replogle died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at his home in Seminole, at the age of 77.

He was born to John and Mary (Logston) Replogle in Krebs on Nov. 1, 1926.

After growing up in Seminole, he moved to California, returning in 1996.

He worked as a mechanic, and retired from Barber Ford in Ventura, Calif., in the late 1980s. Earlier in his life, Replogle had worked in the Seminole oilfield.

He was married to Ella O’Dell on Sept. 13, 2000.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a member of Old Glory Assembly of God.

Replogle was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Alice, and his brother Turner.

He is survived by two daughters, Diane Jones of Pinedale, Wyo., and Debra Replogle of Oklahoma City; five stepsons and one stepdaughter; two brothers, Bobbie Replogle of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Jack Replogle of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Thomas Revas

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Thomas L. Revas are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Robert Kernal officiating.

Interment will follow at the Revas family cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Revas died Sunday, April 11, 2004, at the age of 75 in Seminole.

He was born Oct. 18, 1928, in Seminole to Ina Lee (Wind) Noska and lived in Seminole all his life.

He married Bessie Lee (Ballou) Revas on March 29, 1957, in Sapulpa.

He worked several years for the Seminole Nation including the general council for four years and representative of the intertribal council for two years.

He was a retired linotype operator in the newspaper industry after 32 years and traveled extensively all over the United States.

He served in the United States Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne during the Korean Conflict, Pfc(T).

He was a member of the Seminole Nation, attended Chilocco Indian School, graduating in 1947, and attended SSC for one year.

He was an active member of the Seminole Masonic Lodge, 32nd Degree Mason, past Master of Seminole Lodge, receiving his 50 year pin in 2000, and as a Scottish Rite he served on new member committee of the lodge

Revas enjoyed bowling, watching the OSU Cowboys and watching movies.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ina Lee (Wind) Noska and one son, Terry Revas of Tulsa.

Revas is survived by his wife, Bessie Lee Revas of the home; three sons, Lance Revas of Moore, Mark Revas of Tulsa and Rodney Revas of Jay; four daughters, Judy Pearce and husband, Rick of Ada, Pamela Garrett and husband Wesley of Mayflower, Ark., Sandy and Marcy Tiger of Virginia and Karen and Richard O’Keefe of Ohio; one brother, Frank Revas of Tulsa; grandchildren, Gary and Allison Revas, Dustin Revas, Justin Revas, Tracy and Matt Feezel, Mellanie Brown, Jim Brown, Yvonne Tiger and Peter Strong, Lea Tiger and Brian Potter, Victoria O’Keefe, Kelly O’Keefe, Tabbatha, Terry, Rodney Jr., Hollie and Brandi Revas; and great grandchildren, Skylar Revas, Mara Potter, Zack Tiger and Cole Tiger.

Casket bearers will be Jim Brauning, Gary Mainord, Allen Harvey, Dean Estes, Matt Feezel and Chris Bryan.

Honorary casket bearers will be Jim Brown, Gary Revas, Dustin Revas, Justin Revas, Rick Pearce, Wesley Garrett, Pete Strong, Bryan Potter, Marcy Tiger and Richard O’Keefe.

Military Rites will be performed at the gravesite by the Seminole Nation Color Guard.

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Norma L. Rhoads

Former Seminole resident Norma L. Rhoads died in Lecompton, Kan. at her residence on Aug. 28, 2004.

Cremation is planned and interment will be at a later date in Duck Creek Cemetery, located in Liberty Mounds.

Rhoads, 81, was born in Cleveland on July 28, 1923 to Otis and Mae Lee Connell.

She graduated from Cleveland High School, then owned and operated her own beauty shop in downtown Tulsa for 25 years.

Her survivors include husband L.C. Rhoads of Lecompton, Kan.; son Don Boyer of Seminole; stepdaughter Colleen Weaver of Lecompton, Kan.; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Douglas Country Hospice. Lawrence Funeral Chapel of Lawrence, Kan. will be handling the arrangements.

Ruby Richards

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident, Ruby Lwanda (Brown) Richards of Jenks are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 24 at the Wolf Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral home of Seminole.

Richards died Monday, March 22, 2004, at the age of 82 at her home in Jenks.

She was born Feb. 28, 1922, in Kendrick to William Lincoln Brown and Ruby Mae (Vickers) Brown.

She was married to William Leroy Richards in 1938 in Seminole County.

She was a resident of Wolf until 1971, when she moved to Jenks.

Richards also lived in Claremore of several years.

She cared for the elderly, did housekeeping and enjoyed making baby quilts.

She was a regular at the Baptist Church in Jenks.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Leroy Richards on July 6, 1970; one daughter, Gladys Mullen on Sept. 5, 2003; one brother, Delmer Brown; one sister, Bertha Raborn; and one grandson, Gerald Dewayne Mullen.

Richards is survived by three daughters, Barbara Burleson and Betty Richards, both of Jenks and Georgia Mullen of Konawa; two sisters, Freda Pike of Silverton, Ore. and Vivian Blackburn of Palm Dale, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

The casket will be open until service time.

Everett Allan

Riley

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Everett Allan Riley will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 at the Church of Christ located at 5th and Broadway in Henryetta.

Services will be officiated by Lyndal Werner and Eulogy by James Riley.

Interment will follow at the Westlawn Cemetery under the direction of Shurden Funeral Home of Henryetta.

Riley died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at the age of 56 in Seminole.

He was born Sept. 3, 1947, in Seminole to Glenda (Prevett) Riley and James A. Riley.

He was married to Kerry (Morgan) Riley on Oct. 12, 1996 in Henryetta.

He was a self-employed house painter and a member of the Seminole and Henryetta Churches of Christ.

He was preceded in death by one nephew, Blake Riley.

He is survived by his wife, Kerry Riley of the home; one daughter, Haley Riley of Cushing; one grandson; parents, J.A. and Glenda Riley of Seminole; one brother, James Riley of Edmond, a dear friend, Amojean Black of Norman; as well as a host of friends and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Carl Prevett, Tim Bazor, Melvin Allen, Buddy Lassiter, Larry Thrower, Steven Dockray and Larry Jozwiak.

Condolences may be sent tot he family by logging onto www.shurdenfuneralhome.com

The family requests donations be made to the Eastern Hills Hospice Inc., 410 East Oak, Seminole, 74868.

George Sampson Ripley

Funeral services for George Sampson Ripley, son of Seminole resident Edith Yahola, are set for 2 p.m. Thursday, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole.

Rev. Redmond Wolf will be officiating, with the services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Ripley died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at his Glenpool residence at the age of 43.

He was born in Oklahoma City on Jan. 12, 1961, to Samuel P. Ripley and Edith Mae (Samuel) Ripley Yahola.

Ripley was disabled.

He lived in Enid and then moved to Glenpool.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Ripley is survived by his mother, of Seminole; a brother, Joe Don Ripley, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and five sisters: Elaine Stringfellow, Joy Rene Ripley-Cash, Edwina Lynn Stewart, Carla Ann Ripley, and Edna Mae Ripley, all of Oklahoma City.

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Wanda Robbins

Graveside services for Seminole resident Wanda L. Robbins are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, April 23 at the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole, under the direction of the Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Robbins died Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at the age of 59 in the Seminole Estates Nursing Home.

She was born June 27, 1944, in Stillwell to Walter Andrews and Rose (Bell) Andrews.

She was a Seminole resident for 10 years.

She worked for the Allen Canning Company in Alma, Ark.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother, Robert Andrews on March 22, 2004.

She is survived by one son, Joe H. Robbins of Seminole; two brothers, Carol Andrews of Grady, Ark. and Eli Andrews of Pink; and one sister, Louise Adams of Paragould, Ark.

Robert Roberson

A memorial service for 1988 Seminole High School graduate Robert Shawn Roberson is planned for 11 a.m. May 29 at Dale Cemetery near Shawnee.

Roberson died suddenly of a heart attack on May 12 in Oklahoma City.

He was born Aug. 5, 1970, in Oklahoma City.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Donna Sue Hilton of Oklahoma City, and his grandparents, Dwight and Charlene Roberson of Seminole.

Survivors include one sister, Melissa Limke, Oklahoma City.

Daniel Robertson

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Daniel F. "Dee" Robertson of Wewoka are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 7 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating.

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

Robertson died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at the age of 91 in Wewoka.

He was born May 23, 1912, in Wolf City, Texas to David Samuel Robertson and May Fleta (Davis) Robertson.

He was married to Carrie Elizabeth Robertson who preceded him in death on June 8, 1989.

He was a retired Carpenter and a member of Gleaners Holiness Church in Wewoka.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Jimmy Robertson and Sammy Robertson, his wife, Carrie; five brothers, Ode Robertson, Jack Robertson, John Robertson, Clarence Skates and George (Williams) Robertson

Robertson is survived by two sons, Daniel Perry Robertson of Tennessee and Don Wayne Robertson of Shawnee; three daughters, Fleta Walker of Cave Springs, Ark., Sadie Chesser of Wewoka and Carol Palmer of Virginia Beach, Va.; four sisters, Vonia Gough and Vera Sager, both of California, Iris Shepherd of Texas and Jacqueline Matthews of Oklahoma City; 20 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be grandsons and great grandsons.

Helen Roesler

Helen Marie Roesler went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004.

Funeral service was scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Gary Wilburn was scheduled to officiate. Burial followed at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Roesler was born June 25, 1905, in Tobias, Neb. to Emil and Emma (Janda) Yeck.

As a young girl she attended Peru State Teacher’s College in Peru, Neb.

Following graduation, she taught Home Economics in Wilcox and Huntley, Neb.

She married Edwin H. Roesler on June 19, 1926, and they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 1996.

Helen and Ed moved to Seminole from Wilcox, Neb. in 1936, making them residents of Seminole County for 68 years.

Mrs. Roesler was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Seminole until she became physically unable to attend in 1997.

She was a member of the Wedding Ring Class and the Martha Group of the United Methodist Women.

Gardening was Mrs. Roesler’s passion. She was a natural in that everything she planted seemed to thrive.

Sharing cuttings, bulbs and seeds from her garden gave her much pleasure.

She was a member of the Seminole Garden Club, Pansy Unit, and won numerous awards for her arrangements during the flower shows.

She continued to put out a vegetable garden into her 94th year with the help of her friend, Robert Bishop.

Mrs. Roesler was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin H. Roesler on Aug. 10, 1996, and oldest son, Larry Dean Roesler on June 20, 1994.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Leilani Roesler of Seminole; one grandson and his wife, Steven and Sue Roesler of McKinney, Texas; two great-granddaughters, Ashley and Meghan Roesler of McKinney, Texas; one nephew, Gordon Rowley of Bailey’s Harbor, Wis.; and one brother-in-law, Ernest Roesler of Norman.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1314, Seminole, 74818.

Casket bearers were Robert Bishop, Carmen Nartaro, Jim Robertson, Buster Wilcox and Hugh Megee. Honorary bearer is Emery Magruder.

Violet "Vi" Rogers

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Violet "Vi" Rogers are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Immanuel Fellowship Church with Kenneth Fent, Jeff and James Williams officiating.

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

Rogers, 86, died Oct. 14, 2004 at her home. She was born in Seminole County on Nov. 28, 1917 to William and Effie (McCants) Caffey.

She married Buel Williams in October 1934, and they had four children before divorcing.

In 1967 she married Haskell Rogers who preceded her in death in 1987. She was a housewife and restaurant owner.

Surviving her is son Jim Williams of Konawa; three daughters, Joyce Harbeston and Sondra McKee both of Seminole, and Keitha Watts of Holdenville; two step-sons Harlan Rogers of Nashville, Tenn. and Geary Rogers of Oklahoma City.

In addition are her sister Maud Wood of Oklahoma City; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be Tony Watts, David Schoonover, Jason Williams, Josh Williams, Mitchell Hennen, and Danny Isaacs.

Honorary bearers are to be William Gordon, Scotty Isaacs, T. Isaacs, Andrew Hennen, Mark Hennen, Caleb Fent, Adam Gordon, and Richy Watts.

Dolphie

Rounsivill

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Dolphie M. Rounsivill are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan 10 at the Swearing Funeral Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Dwayne Bobbit officiating.

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

Rounsivill died Wednesday, Jan 7, 2004, at the age of 77 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center in Seminole.

She was born May 3, 1926, in Hartshorne to Rudolph L. Hyatt and Gail (Busha).

She married Earl Rounsivill on Oct. 12, 1991 in Seminole.

Rounsivill lived in California before moving to Seminole a number of years ago.

She was a Homemaker, a member of the Hill Top Assembly of God Church in Earlsboro, as well as a member of Eastern Star Seminole Chapter #452.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Diana Jean Phillips in 1998; one sister, Louise Chandler; and her parents.

She is survived by her spouse, Earl Rounsivill of Seminole; two sons, Sonny and Jack Begley of Vacaville, Calif.; one brother, Dennis Hyatt of Midwest City; two sisters, Virginia Bobbitt of Seminole and Deloris Graves of ElDorado, Kans.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

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Ralph Sheridan Roush

Ralph Sheridan Roush, a longtime resident and community supporter of Wewoka, passed away Aug. 29, 2004, at Wewoka Nursing Center.

Funeral services will be held at Wewoka Church of Christ, Thursday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m., with Brother Mack Lyon and Brother Jimmy Hinton officiating.

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

Ralph was born July 15, 1918, in Rudolph, Ohio, and moved to Wewoka as a child.

He worked with his father and subsequently owned and operating Roush Machine & Oilfield Supply in Wewoka, a company specializing in oilfield manufacturing and repair, and production operations.

He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, a member of the American Legion Harrison-Bell Post 122 for 58 years, one of five parade marshals in the 2003 Sorghum Festival parade honoring the oil and gas industry, a member of the Wewoka Chamber of Commerce, one of several founders of Excellence in Education, a strong supporter of the Wewoka High School Alumni Association, the Wewoka Tigers Quarterback Club, a member of the Downtown Investment Group, and was a longtime member of Wewoka Church of Christ.

His wife of 48 years, Vestle Collier Roush, his parents Howard and Orpha Roush, and longtime companion Owilda Cummings, predeceased him.

He is survived by his son Charles Collier and his wife Linda of Vienna, Va.; daughter Brenda Jackson and her husband, Wes, of Houston, Texas; grandchildren Charlotte Lesando, Keith Collier, Christi Crisler, and Sherri Walton, six great-grandchildren, longtime friend Deanna Curtain, and his sister Virginia Bryant of Tampa, Fla.

Pallbearers will be Guy Tucker, Fred Lacquement, Cato Jones, Doyle Cook, Glen Cook, Larry Bailey, and Rowdy Kincade.

Honorary bearers will be Paul Loeffelholz, Dale Williams, John Lively, Bill Huser, Max Smith, Ray Stafford, Cecil Moore, Jim Cox, Floyd Snider, Eddie Neill, James Harrod, A.B. Chaney, Dewey Muirhead, John Hargrave, Greg Arbuckle, Romey Lively, David Curry, Raymond Cain, Ted Tucker, Durward Tucker, Art Garner, Ernest Moore, and Barry Tucker.

Teresa Rowton

Graveside services for a Seminole State College student, Teresa Marie Rowton, of Shawnee are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 2 at the Little Cemetery with Rev. Kris Steele officiating.

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

She died Monday, May 31, 2004, at the age of 40 at OU Medical Center-Presbyterian in Oklahoma City.

She was born Nov. 4, 1963, in Arcadia, Calif. to June Pauline (Blaine) Thompson.

Rowton was engaged to John Briscoe.

She was a caregiver for the elderly until she became disabled.

She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Shawnee, as well as a member of PAWS (Preservation Animal Welfare Society).

She lived most of her live in Shawnee and was currently a student at SSC.

She is survived by her mother, Julie Thompson; fiance’, John Briscoe, both of Shawnee; three brothers, Frank Aaron Mills of Shawnee, Randall Lee Mills of Oklahoma City and Lenord Paul Mills of Mustang; two sisters, Teddie Marie Gamel of Garland, Texas and Lynn Goodnight of Bethel; her family at Wesley United Methodist Church; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Honorary casket bearers will be Thomas Gamel, Bill Goodnight, Frank Aaron Mills, Randall Lee Mills and Lenord Paul Mills.

Casket will be open until service time, but once closed, it will not be re-opened.

Donations may be made to Swearingen Funeral Home to help family with funeral expenses.

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Antoine Roy, Sr.

Funeral services for Cromwell resident Antoine "Buster" Roy, Sr. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Poteet Funeral Chapel in Pawnee with Rev. J.B.Fish officiating.

Interment is set to follow services at Otoe-Missouria Cemetery in Red Rock.

Roy, 73, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004 at his home. He was born April 5, 1931 in Pawnee to James Roy, Sr. and Florence Arkakeeta Roy.

He attended and graduated from red Rock High School and served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Roy married Anna Charty on March 4, 1961 in Ponca City. They moved to Cromwell 13 years ago. He is a member of Little Quarsarty Baptist Church.

He was interested in all sports, and was an avid Oklahoma State University fan. In his later years he especially enjoyed playing horseshoes.

His wife; three daughters, Debra Horne of Seminole, Rose "Charli" Millican of Inola and Allison Roy of Ada; four sons, Antoine Roy, Jr. of Moore, Larry Roy and Morris Roy, both of Oklahoma City and Garry Roy of Cromwell; five grandsons; three granddaughters and one great-grandson all survive him.

Ronald G. Russell

Memorial services will be held on Sat. at 1 p.m. at Grace Community Church in Vamoosa for Ronald G. Russell.

He died at his Roseville, Calif. home on Aug. 6, 2004. He was 61 years old.

Russell was born on Sept. 18, 1942 in Ontario, Calif. to R.D. and Inez (Roulston) Russell. They preceded him in death.

He is survived by sons Jesse Russell of Oklahoma City and Kevin Womack of Shawnee; sister Dixie Flora of Midland, Mich.; brother Frank Russell of Konawa; and a special friend and companion Judy Holt.

Dale Sadler

Private family services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Dale Sadler will be held under the direction of the Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Sadler died Saturday, March 20, 2004, at the age of 74 at his home in Seminole.

He was born Oct. 2, 1929, in Earlsboro to Raymond Beuford Sadler and Stella May (Hartley) Sadler.

He married Gloria "June" (Morris) Sadler on Feb. 26, 1975, in Ada.

He was a roustabout in the oilfield and served in the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gloria Sadler on Nov. 3, 2002; one brother, Jimmy Sadler in 1982; and one great granddaughter, Scotlyn R. Shirey in 2001.

Sadler is survived by his daughter Kay Fry of Konawa; one brother, Don Sadler of Seminole; two sisters, Marie Mize of Tecumseh and Darlene Wendt of Florida; 13 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.

Opal Salazar

Graveside services for Seminole County native, Opal Hignite Salazar are to be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9 at the Holdenville Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Hudson Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Salazar died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at the age of 87 in Holdenville.

She was born Feb. 5, 1916 in Wewoka to Ira Hignite and Alice Lillian (Capps) Hignite.

She was a lifelong resident of the Wewoka and Holdenville area.

She married John Salazar in Holdenville on Nov. 14, 1936; he preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 1973.

Salazar was employed by SeamPruf in Holdenville for many years.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and was active in the senior citizen program activities.

Her daughter, Delores Salazar and one great granddaughter, Blair Barkhimer also preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughters, Betty Quinta Cook of Wewoka and Evalena Middleton of Holdenville; one brother, Toie Hignite of Holdenville; one sister, Judy Ashley of Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Cliff Cook, Greg Cook, Carl Barkhimer, Jordon Cook, Jeff Cook, Austin Cook, Blaine Barkhimer and Seth Barkhimer.

James E. Schulze

Funeral services for Seminole resident James E. "Jim" Schulze are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Lynn Borrego officiating.

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

Schulze died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was born May 20, 1924 in Cushing to Theodore Lawrence and Maude O. (Thomas) Schulze.

He married Elsa Lavon Meyers on Aug. 1, 1948 in Cushing. The couple moved to Seminole in 1963.

Schulze was a retired printer who had worked for Davis Printing and Seminole Printers from 1963 – 1993. He was a veteran who served in World War II in the United States Navy as a printer 2nd class.

He was a member and lay reader at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, former volunteer firefighter for the Seminole Fire Department, storm watcher for Seminole Civil Defense, past president and Kiwanian of the Year of the Kiwanis Club, American Legion Post 204 former chaplain, Seminole Police Reserve Officer, 1985 Reserve Officer of the Year, and a member of the Seminole Football Boosters.

His parents, brothers Guy and Gorden Schulze, sister Ruth and infant siblings Jack and Lavern Schulze preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of the home; two sons Ted and Cliff Schulze, both of Oklahoma City; brother George Schulze of Portland, Ore.; and three grandchildren, Steven, Zach and Melissa Schulze..

The casket bearers for the service will be Steven Schulze, Zach Schulze, Bruce Schulze, Phil Roberson, Melvin Roberson and Joe Templeton.

Honorary bearers will be James Ipock, Leroy Goad, Herb Gunter, Bob Davis, Phil Parks, Mac Carter and the American Legion Post 204.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1304, Seminole or Interfaith Ministries, P.O. Box 1602, Seminole.

Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Bonnie Mae (Berry) Scott

Services for Konawa resident Bonnie Mae (Berry) Scott are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Richard Winters officiating.

Interment is set to take place at Konawa Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Scott died in her home Monday, Oct. 18, 2004. She was 84.

A lifelong Seminole County resident, Scott was born February 11, 1920, in Konawa to Luther Arnold Berry and Allie Lee (Minton) Berry.

She was married to Simon Scott.

During WWII, Scott worked as a riveter at Douglas Aircraft. She also worked as a waitress, a cook and owned a café.

Scott was a member of the Church of Christ and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son Ricky Joe Scott; two brothers, Roscoe and Gene Berry; and sister Peggy Ledford.

Scott is survived by two sisters, Geneva Fisher and Barbara Chase both of Konawa.

E.W. ‘Bill’ Scott

Funeral services for Seminole resident E.W. "Bill" Scott have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole.

Services will be officiated by Rev. Mark Senter, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Scott died Saturday, June 26, 2004, in Shreveport, La., at the age of 80.

He was born on Feb. 8, 1924, in Salt Creek, Wyo., to Raymond Gilbert Scott and Elsie Elizabeth (Sigg) Scott.

The Scotts moved from Wyoming to Seminole in 1928.

On Aug. 15, 1946, Scott married Gladys Mae Scott in Seminole. She preceded him in death on Jan. 14, 1994.

In World War II, Scott served in the U.S. Navy as a Gunner’s Mate 2nd-Class.

He worked for Scotts Well Service from 1947 to 1970, and then worked for Arrow Pump in 1973 until his retirement.

Scott was a member of the Seminole Bass Club and he enjoyed bowling.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Scott is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Karen Scott of Ardmore; one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and David Eaton of Edmond; and one sister, Raydene S. Prichard of New Orleans, La.

He is also survived by five grandchildren, Debbie, Eddie, Bill, Michael and Julie; and three great-grandchildren, Billy Jack, Bobby Joe and Katie.

Scott’s grandsons will be his pallbearers, and Larry Mullen is listed as an honorary pallbearer.

Henry Scott

Graveside services for Seminole County resident, Henry C. Scott, of Konawa, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 27 at the Konawa Cemetery under the direction of the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Scott died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at the age of 71.

He was born Sept 3, 1932, in St Louis.

He attended Konawa High School where he excelled in academics, as well as sports.

At the age of 19, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and spent his career in Intelligence.

He had a very distinguished military career.

Scott served in the Vietnam War, worked at Norad, spoke German and served as an interrogator.

He received the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Joint Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Award, along with numerous other awards and ribbons.

During his career, he received the highest marks for outstanding service to his country.

During his retirement years as a resident of Del City, he worked with the Del City Junior Sports Association Youth baseball as a coach and a baseball commissioner.

Scott also served on the Housing Commission and City Council.

He installed the playground equipment at the Del City Elementary School and worked closely with the Del City Police Department.

Scott married his wife, Wanda Tipton on July 15, 1951.

He was preceded in death by one brother and one grandson, Christopher Caywood.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Scott of the home, one daughter, Connie Caywood; one son, Michael Scott; one granddaughter and three brothers.

Rev. Abner Seawright Jr.

Funeral services for Rev. Abner M. Searight Jr. of Wewoka are sheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Clay McCarly will officiate, with burial in Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Seawright died Sunday, July 4, 2004, at his home in Wewoka, at the age of 69.

He was born Nov. 10, 1934, in Flippin, Ark., to Abner Minor and Josie Idella (Wilson) Seawright.

He served as pastor of Alice (Texas) Baptist Church for 17 years, retiring in 2000.

He moved to Wewoka four years ago from Alice. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Seminole.

He married Katherene (James) Seawright on April 14, 1953, in Flippin, Ark.; she survives him, of the home.

Other survivors include on son, Gerald Seawright, Wewoka; one daughter, Milynda Kelley, Flippin; one brother, Sam Seawright, Flippin; two sisters, Wanda Smith, Yellville, Ark., and Carolyn Treat, Mountain Home, Ark.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.

Pallbearers will include Blaine Dearman, Dietric Little, Arlie Proctor, Glen Deen James, Larry Kelley and Chris Roe.

Honorary casketbearers will include Ed Brock, Kenton Treat, Billy Frank Smith, Don R. James and Jerry Waddle.

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Glenn Secrest

Services for former Seminole County resident, Glenn Joseph Secrest will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30 at the Riverside Church in Norman .

Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Norman under the direction of Primrose Funeral Home of Norman..

Secrest was born in Wilburton to Mary Ellen O'Donnell and Noah Secrest on Dec. 19, 1922.

He went on to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 26, 2004.

Graduating from Wewoka High School in 1941, he married Priscilla Ann Stokes on Oct. 1 of the same year.

Secrest served in the Air Force during World War II in Korea and the South Pacific from 1943 to 1947.

He then graduated from East Central State College, Ada in 1950 with his Bachelor's Degree and from Oklahoma A & M University with his Master's Degree in Business Administration in 1956.

He began his 23-year teaching and coaching career in 1950 at Billings High School in Billings.

He taught and coached football in Shidler, Pawnee and Wewoka.

"Coach" was at Wewoka High School for eleven years, coaching the Wewoka Tigers to their only State Football Championship in 1966 and a State Track Championship in 1970.

His football players were State Runners-up in 1968 and District Champions in 1966 and 1968-71.

Secrest, honored by his peers, was inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1984.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Ellen (O'Donnell) Secrest Miller and Noah Secrest; his brother Gale Secrest; son Mike Secrest; and great-granddaughter, Luci Secrest.

Secrest is survived by his wife Priscilla (Stokes) Secrest of Oklahoma City of the home; daughter Patricia Ann Secrest of Oklahoma City; son Dane Jay Secrest and wife, Rita (Williamson) of Norman; daughter-in-law Debra (Martin) Secrest of Norman; sister Geraldine Secrest Bales of Broken Arrow; and sister-in-law Lorene Stokes McClung of Hominy.

He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Stephen Glenn Kiker and wife Julie (Knippelmier), Christopher Michael Secrest and wife Shelia (Campbell), Kristy Ann (Elvik) Perry and husband David, Christen Hope Secrest, Scott Martin Secrest, Daneil Jay Secrest and wife Savanna (Williams), Shawn Alan Hair, Matthew Gale Secrest, and nine great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews, who proudly called him "Peepaw".

Glenn Secrest was greatly loved.

He will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor.

His devotion to his family was a testimony of his love for them.

His family was very important to him and he derived great pleasure from fishing, hunting and camping with his children and grandchildren.

Weekend camp-outs on the Arkansas River will always hold special memories for the children.

Family gatherings on every holiday brought him great pleasure.

We will never forget our "Peepaw".

He will be greatly missed.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Stephen Kiker, Christopher Secrest, Scott Secrest, Daneil Secrest, Shawn Hair, and Matthew Secrest.

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Linda Kay Sedlacek

Graveside services for Linda Kay Sedlacek were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Czech Cemetery in Prague with Doyle Loveland officiating.

The services will be under the direction of Gaskill Funeral Chapel in Shawnee.

Sedlacek, 56, died Oct. 21, 2004 in Meeker. She was born Aug. 21, 1948 to Freeman Evan and Claudine (Ledbetter) Underwood in Shawnee.

She was a 1966 graduate of Shawnee High School and married Johnny Sedlacek on Aug. 31, 1968. The couple resided in Meeker for 36 years.

Sedlacek had worked at the Meeker school cafeteria as the cafeteria supervisor before retiring after 20 years of service. She also decorated cakes for several years following her retirement.

She was an active member in the Meeker community and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Her parents, two brothers Cecil Lessley and Orville Underwood, and sister Wanda Smith all preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Lisa Jonnelle of Meeker and Laura Deann of Seminole; son Jeffrey John Sedlacek of Meeker; and nine grandchildren.

Patricia Seeley

NORMAN – Patricia Jane Seeley, 61, of Seminole, died Aug. 29, 2004, at Whispering Pines Nursing Home, Norman.

At her request no services will be held, but a private family ceremony will be held for spreading her ashes at a later date.

Primrose Funeral Services of Norman will conduct the cremation.

Seeley was born Oct. 16, 1943, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Fredrick and Evelyn Smith.

She was a Baptist by faith and enjoyed camping, fishing and Yahtzee.

She was married to Henry Seeley on Sept. 13, 1967; they were later divorced.

Survivors include three sons, Jeff Seeley, Wewoka, Jason Seeley, Seminole, and Tommy Weaver, Indiana; one daughter, Ronda Weaver, Indiana; one brother, Larry Smith, Indiana; one sister, Debbie Ollier, Indiana; and three grandchildren, Lakyne, Mason and Logan Seeley; and other family and friends.

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Cleo Selby

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident, Cleo Earl Selby are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, April 19 at the Old Mission Wichita Park Cemetery in Wichita, Kan. under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Selby died Thursday, April 15, 2004, at the age of 91 at Midwest City Regional Hospital in Midwest City.

She was born Oct. 3, 1912, in Oklahoma to George Elias Arnold and Mary Lee (Lokey).

She married Dick Selby on Jan. 17, 1930, in Okemah.

She was a retired nurses aide from Seminole Hospital.

She graduated from Okemah High School and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick Selby in 1976 and her son, Earl Selby.

She is survived by one niece, Wanda Arnold Love of Plano, Texas.

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Clifford Self

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Leonard Clifford Self are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Troglin officiating.

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

Self died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at the age of 82 at his home in Seminole.

He was born May 2, 1921, in Hull, Texas to John Harrison Self and Rosey Delila (Randall) Self.

He married Jane Ellen (Myers) Self on April 10, 1941, in Oklahoma City.

Self worked in the oilfield and retired from Sloan Drilling in 1975.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jane Ellen (Myers) Self on March 4, 1977; two sons; three sisters; and two brothers.

Self is survived by three sons, James Hershel Self, Jerry Lee Self and Larry Dee Self, all of Bowlegs; two daughters, Glenda Irene Bryant of Sasakwa and Priscilla Kellean Kerr of Norman; one brother, Charles Self of Wewoka; two sisters, Florene Verbent of San Antonio, Texas and Pearl Pernika of Prague; 14 grandchildren, numerous great grand children; and one great-great grandchild.

Casket bearers will be Elza Rodgers, Bob Northcott, Kenneth King, Thomas Yerby, John Smith and Leonard Davis.

Clyde H. Sharp

Funeral services for Clyde H. Sharp, 76, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church.

Rev. Bob Hammons will officiate.

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

Sharp, 76, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Seminole Estates Nursing Center.

He was born Aug. 24, 1927, in Webb City, to John N. and Lora Blanche (Morris) Sharp.

He attended Justice School and graduated from Wewoka High School in 1945.

He attended East Central University and joined the US Navy in 1945.

He was discharged a yaer later, and, in 1950, joined the Army National Guard, 179th Tank Company, 45th Division, which was mobilized for the Korean Conflict and deployed to Japan and Korea.

For the last 10 years, he published a newsletter for the 179th and was active in annual reunions, where he played guitar and sang.

Sharp retired on Sept. 1, 1989 from Sun Oil in Seminole, where he was office manager for 37 years.

He also served as supervisor of the satellite offices in Enid, Maysville and Drumright.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir for 50 years. He taught the men’s Sunday School class for 20 years.

Sharp loved to write, loved sports, especially Oklahoma State University, and loved to play and sing country western music, particularly the music of Bob Wills.

He and his wife played and sang duet performances.

He married Dorothy Jane Drake on Sept. 4, 1948, in Wewoka; she survives him of the home.

Sharp enjoyed his family, traveled extensively and loved camping with friends.

Other survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Gay Lynne Sharp and John and Janice Sharp; one daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Bill Scott; one brother, Earl L. Sharp; and seven grandchildren, Stephanie Carter, Drew Sharp, Kenny Sharp, Emily Sharp, Andrew Sharp, Carly Robinson and Sam Scott.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Casketbearers will include the Adult C Men’s Sunday School Class.

Honorary pallbearers include the First Baptist deacons.

The family requested memorial donations be sent to the First Baptist Church Falls Creek Cabin Building Fund.

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William C. Sharver

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident William C. "Papaw" Sharver, 98, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at St. Louis First Baptist Church with Rev. Glenn Peck officiating.

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

Sharver died Nov. 2, 2004 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada. He was born Oct. 1, 1906 to James Franklin and Minnie (Wade) Sharver in Redland, Indian Territory.

He married Ola Mae Claunch on Dec. 24, 1929. Sharver was a farmer and rancher for many years and a member of St. Louis Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death are his parents, wife, infant daughter, one brother, and two sisters.

He is survived by son Quennion Sharver of Konawa; daughter Wanda Ballard of Ada: four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren.

Minerva (Gilbert) Shaw

Graveside services for Seminole resident Minerva Shaw 98, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Edmond with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating.

Services are under the direction of Swearingon Funeral Home.

Shaw died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004 at Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole.

She was born on Jan. 21, 1906 to Rolla J. and Effie Mae (Wilkerson) Gilbert on their farm in Blaine County.

She graduated from Hitchcock High School, attended Phillips University in Enid and Hills Business School in Oklahoma City.

She met her future husband, John Lindsay Shaw, a Canadian citizen and World War I veteran, who had come to Oklahoma looking for work after an unsuccessful effort in farming in Estavan, Sakatchawan, Canada.

She was working in Oklahoma City and doing part time work as a cook in the boarding house where he was staying. They were married on March 3, 1928, in El Reno in an effort to conceal the marriage in Oklahoma City and avoid work rules against married women.

During the war, she worked at Douglas as a bookkeeper and afterwards at Stickle Lumber.

They lived in Oklahoma City until 1962 when they moved to Seminole.

Since moving to Seminole, she was actively involved in going to the Heritage House until March of this year.

Shaw is survived by her one son, Gilbert Jack Shaw, of Kerrville, Texas; one daughter Martha Willson Pitts, of Seminole; six grandchildren, Ralph Lindsay Shaw, of New Orleans, Kay Ann Cothren, of Poughkeepsie, NY, Billy Joe Willson, of York, Pa. and Bobby Willson, John Pitts and Paul Pitts, all of Seminole.

She also had nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

EMT’s Child
Dies in Crash

By KAREN ANSON
Managing Editor

The six-year-old daughter of a Medicus EMT and the great-granddaughter of former Seminole police officer Dexter Davis died in a car crash this weekend near Henryetta.

Kassidee Star Sheppard, daughter of Chip and Rachelle (Snyder) Sheppard of Dale, was dead at the scene of the accident Sunday.

Chip Sheppard is a medic on the staff of Seminole’s ambulance service.

Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Northridge Church of Christ near Shawnee under the direction of Walker Funeral Service of Shawnee.

The accident occurred at 1:41 a.m. Sunday near I-40 mile marker 235 in Okmulgee County.

According to reports by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the child and five others were riding in a van driven by Sheppard’s aunt, 25-year-old Mindy Sheppard of Meeker.

Another adult, 23-year-old Tyrell Sheppard of Meeker, the brother of Chip Sheppard, was also in the van.

Three of the children were transported by Lifeflight to Tulsa’s St. Francis Hospital in critical condition: Kamryn Jordan, four; Kaylee Sheppard, two; and Jacey Jordan, six.

Officials at St. Francis said Kaylee has been dismissed, and had no record of the other children’s having been admitted.

The only children in child restraint belts, Tylee Sheppard, two, and one-year-old Tegan Jordan, were admitted to Henryetta Hospital in good condition.

Tyrell was transported by Okmulgee Ambulance to Henryetta; injury reports for neither Tyrell nor Mindy were available.

The troopers’ report shows that Mindy Sheppard went to sleep and ran off the left side of the road.

The 1996 Pontiac van, which had been westbound, rolled three times before coming to a rest.

Kassidee was ejected about 68 feet into the eastbound lane and was struck by an unknown semi, according to the report.

Two other children were ejected about 10 feet from the vehicle.

A fund has been established at BancFirst for the family.

Chip is also a firefighter at McLoud and does crash rescue work at Thunder Valley Raceway Park.

Kassidee was born in Twenty-nine Palms, Calif., and was in first grade at Dale Elementary.

Other survivors include a sister, Brenlee Sheppard, and an infant brother, Dason Sheppard, both of the home; grandparents, Mark and Dee Snyder of Dale, Blaine and Jeannette Graybeal of McLoud and Richard and Sherrie Sheppard, Shawnee.

Great-grandparents include Kathy and Dexter Davis, Seminole, Bill and Betty Zuker, Shawnee, Margaret and Jimmy Snyder of Dale, Warren and Velta Graybeal of Shawnee.

One great-great-grandmother, Irene Snyder, Dale, also survives her.

Forestena Opal Shipman

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Forestena "Tennie" Shipman is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday.

Services will take place at Little cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Shipman, 64, died July 31, 2004 in Oklahoma City.

She was born in Seminole on October 17,1939 to Forest Limuel Selfridge and Opal Cecelia (Anson).

She married Carl Shipman on June 8, 1982 in Alice, Texas.

Shipman owned and operated her own restaurant at one time.

She grew up in the Catholic faith and attended the Immaculate Conception Church in Seminole.

Shipman is preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Bill Selfridge and Adoris Joseph Selfridge;

Survivors include her husband, of the home; daughter, Cecilia Ann Sober of Pennsylvania; brothers, Mike Selfridge, Harrah, Don Selfridge, Seminole; sisters, Ella Mae Dobbs, Shawnee, Jeanette Cabiness, Sallisaw; and four grandchildren.

William Shuler

No funeral services are planned for Seminole resident William Harley Shuler, 55, who died Nov. 4, 2004 at his home.

He was born Oct.14, 1949 to Epoe Harley and Maxine Katherine (Meason) Shuler in California.

Shuler moved to Seminole from California 30 years ago and was a retired landscaper.

He is survived by his mother of California; sons Will Shuler of Seminole and Elliot Shuler of Shawnee; brother Doug Shuler of Washington; two sisters Dorothy West of California and Aronica Keaton of Tecumseh; and two grandchildren.

His father and sister Wendy Shuler preceded him in death. Condolences may be sent to the funeral home online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Robert Simpkins

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Robert Simpkins are scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Swearing Funeral Chapel of Seminole.

Interment will follow at the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Simpkins died Friday, April 30, 2004, at the age of 59 at Seminole Medical Center.

Full obituary information will follow at a later date.

Robert Lee Simpkins

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Robert Lee Simpkins are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, May 6 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Reggie Foster officiating.

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

Simpkins died Friday, April 30, 2004, at the age of 59 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 15, 1944, in Seminole to L.C. Simpkins and Bessie Mae (Phillips) Simpkins.

He was married to Phyllis V. (Pearson) Simpkins on Jan. 12, 1976, in Seminole.

He was a mechanic at Patterson’s garage for many years and worked at the NAPPA Auto Parts, where he retired from in the early 1990’s.

He often worked odd jobs around town and never met a stranger.

He willing to help anyone who needed it.

He was well liked by many in the community.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister and grandparents, Willie Phillips, Ethel Clark and Laura Phillips.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Simpkins of the home; one son, Marcus A. Pearson of Mustang; two daughters, Catrina R. Simpkins of Seminole and Robin Simpkins of Texas; five brothers, James Simpkins of Fresno, Calif., Sam Simpkins of Seminole, Donald Simpkins of Shawnee, L.C. Simpkins Jr. and Terry Simpkins, both of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Shirley Simpkins of Kansas City, Mo. and Sherry Carroll of Ft. Washington, Md.; and two grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Tommy Lee Payne, Ronald Seay, Bobby Payne, Waldo Payne, Roger Harris and Eugene Carter.

Honorary Bearers will be nephews and great nephews.

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J.D. Sims

Graveside services for J.D. Sims are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Friends Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Cromwell with Rev. Paskel Bevan officiating. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

Sims, 68, died on Aug. 24, 2004 in Shawnee. He was born on July 13, 1936 in Crystal Springs, Ark. to Julius and Mary Elizabeth (Reich) Hidreth.

He married Shir-Loy Jean Chapman on Dec. 16, 1957 in Tulsa and was a resident of Okemah.

Sims retired from Ford Glass Plant where he had been an inspector for many years. He was a member of the Friends Freewill Baptist Church in Cromwell and the Elks Lodge in Broken Arrow.

His parents and a half-brother, Homer Hildreth preceded him in death.

Sims’ survivors include his wife; son Jay Dee Sims of Seminole; daughter Elizabeth Sims of Meeker; brother Ray Hildreth; and four grandchildren.

A guest book is available online at www.ParksBrothers.net.

Ryan Sinor

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident, Ryan Matthew Sinor were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 at the Fairview Baptist Church with Mark Sinor officiating.

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

He died Saturday, April 24, 2004, at the age of 22 at Seminole Medical Center.

Sinor was born Dec. 14, 1981, in Oklahoma City to Charles Sinor and Mickey (O’Hagan) Sinor.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Willie Mae Phillips and Gene Sinor.

He is survived by his parents, Mickey Sinor and Charles Sinor of Seminole; six brothers and sisters-in-law, Wade and Tammy Sinor of Seminole, Mark and Mindy Sinor of Edmond, Keith and Marta Sinor of Edmond, Eric Sinor of Seminole and Paul Sinor of Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Denise (Sinor) Smith of Moore, Nicole and Dathan Jay of Edmond and Amanda and Wesley Lester of Germany.

He is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Robert O’Hagan of Fond du Lac, Wis. and Lillian O’Hagan of Whitelaw, Wis.; 12 nieces and nephews, Matthew Sinor, London Lester, Micah, Mnason and Joshua Sinor, Denysha Smith, Jahlysa Smith, Adrainna Smith, Bailey Sinor, Haley Sinor, Whitney Sinor and Alexandrea Lester.

Pallbearers were Wade, Mark, Keith, Eric and Paul Sinor and Dathan Jay.

The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to all that cared for Ryan especially Dr. Randy Kemp, Barbara Barlow, Robin Lawson, Renea Pascher, Bios Provider Service, and Eastern Hills Hospice, especially their favorite nurse, Teresa.

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William Ted Slagle

Graveside services for long-time Konawa resident, William Ted Slagle are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 8, at Vamoosa Cemetery, under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate.

Slagle died Monday, July 5, 2004, at the age of 93, at his residence in Konawa.

He was born Oct. 29, 1910, in Tahlequah to Robert Austin Slagle and Emma Jane (Youngblood) Slagle.

He married Mollie (Selfridge) on Feb. 28, 1934, in Holdenville.

He worked in the greater oilfields of Seminole County and also worked for the city of Konawa.

He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army during World War II as 1st Sgt.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mollie Slagle on April 15, 1993, and three brothers.

He is survived by his friend and caretaker; Delmar T. Johnson of Konawa, and one sister Maggie Dabbs of Topock, Ariz.

He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews, and a host of other friends and relatives.

Corrine Edith Slay

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Corrine Edith Slay, 85, will be Saturday 10 a.m. at Family Services Funeral Parlor located in Kermit, Texas with Brother Dudley Mullins officiating.

Slay died July 19, 2004 after having been born in Morse on April 15, 1919. She was a homemaker in Hobbs, N.M.

She leaves behind six sons, Jerry Slay of Carman, Ill., James Slay of Cushing, Mark Slay of Kermit, Texas, Scott Slay of Hobbs, N.M., Gary Slay of Barling, Ariz., Pat Slay of Cedarville, Ariz.

Other survivors include two brothers, Donnie Kope of Calif., and Neil Kope, as well as one sister: Susan Kope: 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Interment will follow the services at Kermit Cemetery.

Houston Smart

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Houston Smart, 88, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stout - Phillips Funeral Chapel with David McPeak officiating.

Interment is to follow services at Oakwood Cemetery with Jeff Logan, David Logan, Danny Logan, Greg Smart, Mike Gutierrez and Dallas Tyler acting as pallbearers.

Smart died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004 at Holdenville General Hospital. He was born on Feb. 8, 1916 to Emit and Nettle (Weaver) Smart in Carter County.

He grew up in western Oklahoma and attended Fox School in Stephens County. Smart married Juanita on Aug. 27, 1938.

Smart enlisted in the United States Army on April 12, 1944, serving until Dec 22, 1945. He retired from construction and the oilfield in 1973 and moved to Wewoka in 1977 from Poteet, Texas.

His parents, one son Houston Smart Jr., one daughter Rosalita Walden, six brothers Jerald, R.L., R.E., Haywood, Carl and Hollie Smart, and sister Ona Gravtis all preceded him in death.

Smart’s survivors include his wife; children, Judy Gutierrez of San Antonio, Texas, Ken Smart of Bethany, Debbie McPeak of Galt, Calif., Tammy Belshe of Dallas, Texas, and Darrell Smart of Burns Flat; brothers, Emit Smart and Harold Smart both of Wewoka; sister, Irene Hansen of Duncan; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great great-grandchildren.

The honorary pallbearers will be Ryan Smart, Steve McPeak, Chris McPeak and Brandon Tyler.

Rita Mae Smart

Graveside funeral services for former Seminole resident Rita Mae Smart are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate; burial will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Smart died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at Grace Care Center, Wichita Falls, Texas, at the age of 93.

She was born Oct. 15, 1911, in Gordenville, Texas, to Benjamin Franklin and Sarah Margaret (Matthews) Melton.

She was married to Roden Robert Smart on Aug. 13, 1928, in Childress, Texas.

They lived in Seminole, where she was a homemaker, until 50 years ago when they moved to Wichita Falls.

She had been a member of First Christian Church in Whitesboro, Texas.

Smart was preceded in death by her husband, who died Dec. 25, 1968; her parents; and one son, Bob.

Survivors include two sons, Jack Smart, Norman, and Tommy Smart, California; two daughters, Margaret Middleton, Wichita, Kans., and Doris Hood, Ozona, Texas; one sister, Jessie Metcalif., Dallas; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

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Diana Sue Smith

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident, Diana Sue Walker will be held at 1:30 on Thursday under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Service will be held at Hilltop Presbyterian Church in Wewoka. Elder Kelly Tiger will officiate.

Two wake services were scheduled, with the first being held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

The second wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hilltop Presbyterian Church.

Cremation will follow with a private interment at the Walker Family Cemetery at a later date.

Smith 61, died Saturday at her home in Wewoka. She was born Nov. 18, 1942 to Joe and Alice (Bean) Walker.

She attended Wewoka schools and later became an education counselor. Smith retired from Centennial Valley Union High School in Hawthorn, Calif. in 2003.

She married Eugene Garland Smith in Waldron, Ark. on Dec. 8, 1997.

Smith is preceded in death by her parents; one son, Matthew Notah; and brother, George Walker.

She is survived by her husband of the home; daughter, Janell Notah of Earlsboro; son, Christopher Notah of Wewoka; brother, Issac Foster of Konawa; sisters, Loretta Votaw and Geneva Jones, both of Seminole; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers will include Mike Ventris, Dale Shoemaker, Darnell Brannon, Ronnie Yahola, Chad Anderson, and Billy Tiger.

Bessie May Smith

Funeral services for Bessie May Smith, mother of Wewoka resident Verna Jean Mills, were scheduled for 11 a.m. today, under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Rev. Roy Rogers and Rev. Larry Chesser were set to officiate at the services, held in the First Baptist Church of Lamar.

Burial was set to follow at the Lamar Cemetery.

Smith died in Wewoka Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at the age of 89.

She was born on July 29, 1915, in Salisaw, to J.T. McKenzie and Drew (Humphrey) McKenzie.

On June 26, 1932, she married Ralph Smith in Lamar and she remained in Lamar all her life.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lamar.

Smith gardened as a hobby and did yard work.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Wade McKenzie, Fred McKenzie, and Jack McKenzie; and her sister, Jewel McKenzie.

Smith is survived by her sons, Larry Don Smith of Lamar, and Jerry Dean Smith of Tulsa; her daughter, Verna Jean Mills of Wewoka; her brother Arvil McKenzie of Lamar; three grandchildren; a step-grandson; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for her services include Ronald Caudell, Jacky McCoy, Barney Gibson, Perry Burleson, Guy Fechter, Larry Smith Jr., and Mike McKenzie.

Honorary bearers are Ethan Byrd, Phillip Gibson, and Steve Chesser.

Billie Sue Smith

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Billie Sue (Butts) Smith are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 13 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Leo Streeter and J.D. Smith officiating.

The family will receive friends at Swearingen Funeral Home on Friday, March 12 from 6-8 p.m.

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

Smith died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at the age of 72 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born Jan. 28, 1932, in Preston Bend, Texas to George Edward Butts and Lola Grace Carender Butts.

She was married to John V. Smith and was a homemaker and a foster grandparent volunteer.

She was a longtime Seminole County resident as well as a member of the Ideal Street Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Dee Butts; parents; husband, John V. Smith in April 2002; and two grandchildren.

She is survived by one son, John V. Smith Sr. of Austin, Texas; three daughters, Twila Smith Mason, Kimberly Rodgers and Rachel Mason, all of Seminole; two brothers, George Lee of Mesquite, Texas and James Carender of Mercer Island, Wash.; two sisters, Wanda Sanford of Mechanicsburg, Pa. and Martha Bennett of Lockport, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.

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Brandon Smith

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Brandon Michael Smith of Wewoka, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15 at the First Baptist Church in Wewoka with Rev. John Bullard officiating.

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

Smith died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at the age of 23 at his home in Wewoka.

He was born July 12, 1980, in Ada to Brad and Paula Elmore Smith.

Smith was reared in Wewoka, where he also attended school.

He later moved to Taft, Calif., moving back to Wewoka in 1995.

He was employed as a directional driller for J-Mac in Holdenville.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jimmie Smith.

He is survived by his parents, Brad and Paula Smith of Keller, Texas; one brother, Jesse Smith of Wewoka; his maternal grandparents, Sterling and Clemma Elmore of Wewoka; his paternal. grandmother, Terry Smith of Wewoka; one maternal uncle, Randy Elmore and wife, Shelly of Tecumseh; one paternal aunt, Kathy Jones and husband, Jimmy of Wewoka; one paternal uncle, Ronnie Smith and wife, Cari of Broken Arrow; one nephew, Tre Smith of Wewoka and eight great aunts, six uncles, seven cousins, one very special friend, Derek Ramsey of Wewoka and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pall bearers will be Derek Ramsey, Justin Roulston, Chase Powell, Paul Factor, Justin Chambers and Kelly Babb.

Honorary bearers will be Rocky Harris, Tommy Garner, Shane Powell, Brett Short and Josh Nally.

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Doris Crenshaw Smith

Doris Marie (Nurse) Crenshaw Smith, 72, passed away at her home near Lake Eufaula on Sunday, July 4, 2003, following a lengthy illness.

She was born Oct. 23, 1931, in Borger, Texas, to Melvin and Claudia Nurse.

She and her family moved to Wewoka in the spring of 1942, where she finished high school.

She attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha and was a member of Em Hi social club.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Bill Burns will officiate.

Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

In 1950, she and Jack W. Smith were united in marriage and resided in Eufaula for many years.

She was of the Baptist faith and in her earlier years taught children’s Sunday School classes.

She was preceded in death by her father in 1980 and her mother in 1999.

She is survived by Jack W. Smith, of the home; three sons, Chris Crenshaw, Atwood, Craig Crenshaw and wife, Michelle, of Choctaw; and Clay Crenshaw and his wife, Cynthia, of Perkins; eight grandchildren, Cody and Caleb Crenshaw of Choctaw, Jason, Ryan and Rachel Crenshaw of Perkins, Courtney Ray and Christopher Crenshaw of Henderson, and Somer De’ Crenshaw; three great-grandchildren, Shawna, Lisa and Colt of Oklahoma City; one sister, Dolores Theus and husband, Harold, of Oklahoma City; and aunts, Winnie Welch Williams, Seminole, and Wanda Holder, Jonesboro, La.; and other family members and loved ones.

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John F. Smith

Graveside services for Wewoka resident John F. Smith were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Rev. Larry Chesser was set to officiate. Services were under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Smith died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004 at Sherwood Manor in Tulsa at the age of 74.

He was born Oct. 3, 1930, in Wewoka to Pete and Bertha (MaePearce) Smith.

Smith grew up in the Seminole County area where he attended Ong and New Lima schools.

He worked as an oilfield driller and retired in 1996. Smith attended Gleaners Holiness Church in Wewoka.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Bertha Smith and one sister, Joyce Bloom.

Survivors include his three sons, Mike Smith of Sapulpa, Rick Smith of Baton Rouge, La., and Randy Smith of Tulsa; one brother, Buddy Nelson Smith of Wewoka; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Kay Smith

Funeral services for Seminole County native, Kay Lynn (Dodd) Smith, are scheduled for Monday, March 29, 2004, at 1 p.m.., at the Assembly of God Church in Bowlegs.

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

Dodd died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at the age of 59 in Hot Springs, Ark.

She was born Jan. 31, 1945, in Wewoka, to David Schenk and Stella Mae (Hutchison) Dodd.

She was raised in Wewoka, graduated from Wewoka High School and obtained her teaching degree.

She married her best friend, Ronnie Smith, on May 28, 1993, in Edmond.

She and Ronnie traveled the United States extensively the past ten years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandchild, Michael "Trey" Robinson; and one sister, Delores (Dodd) Ferran.

She is survived by her husband, Ronnie, of the home; four daughters, Lisa (Kleine) Port Allen, La., Sherry (Kleine) Coppedge of Cambridge, Vt., Delores "DeDe" (Kleine) Cumbie of Hot Springs, Ark. and Stella (Kleine) Waynesboro, Miss.; seven grandchildren; five sisters, Corine (Dodd) Penson; Mary (Dodd) Hill; Leta Mae (Dodd) Johnson, Terry Jane (Dodd) Arnold and Betty (Dodd) Morgan; two brothers, David Bruce Dodd and Jerry Dodd; three step-children; Jerold Smith and Amandea Etherton, both of Altus and Danny Smith of Phoenix, Ariz.; and three step-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be David Dodd, Jerry Hill, Mike Howe, Fred Williams, Bill Dodd, and Bob Johnson.

Honorary bearers will be Bill Teague and Tony Blankenship.

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Linda Darlene Smith

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Linda Darlene (Yarbrough) Smith are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Tate Mountain Cemetery with Rick Madron officiating.

Smith, 54, died Oct. 14, 2004 in Denison, Texas. She was born in Wewoka to Charles Garfield "C.G." and Ruby Mae (Murray) Yarbrough on May 9, 1951.

She married Robert L. smith in 1985 and was a homemaker who enjoyed collecting Native American artwork and fishing.

Her father; two sisters, Louetta Northcott and Cleo Gail Baxley; grandchild Courtney Stackhouse; and nephew Larry "Porky" Calvert all preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband of N.C.; her mother Ruby Mae Demings of Denison, Texas; four sisters, Patricia Ann Brock and Ilda Jean Romans of Denison, Texas, Bobbie Kay Bobbit of Ada and Nora "Bert" McMennamy of Kemp; and brother Monty Ray Yarbrough of Denison, Texas.

In addition, she has three children, Linda Gail (Madron) French of Wewoka, George LeWayne Madron of N.J. and Taleghia Renee Shaffer of Mesquite, Texas; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Faye Lucille (Dillman) Smith

Faye Lucille (Dillman) Smith, 82, passed away in Sunset Nursing Home in Tecumseh on Friday July 16, 2004.

She was born in Skitook on Sept. 30, 1921 to Stowman C. Dillman and Blanche Artel (Rider) Dillman.

Graveside Services are scheduled for Tuesday 10:00 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. John Lively officiating.

Lucille attended school in Butner and graduated from Okemah High School in 1939.

Smith married Raymond W. Smith Jr. on February 7, 1942 at Ellington Air Base, Houston, TX.

Raymond preceded her in death on November 28, 2001.

Smith joined the WACS in Muskogee on December 1, 1944. She attended Basic Training at Ft. Oglethorp, GA.

She then served for the Ordnance Division at Aberdeen Providing Grounds, Maryland. Later serving at the Adjutant’s General Office, Washington, DC.

She was Honorably Discharged at Fort Sam Houston, TX on December 6, 1945.

Smith worked for Mr. Flowers and Governor Red Phillips, and J. Walter Long, Attorney.

Later in her career she worked for Cherokee Pipe Line Company in Wewoka; James F. Haning, W.J. Haning, Huser and Huser and John Lively, Attorneys at Law and retired in 1982.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and member of the American Geological Society.

She is survived by: one son : David and wife, Judy Smith of Burleson, TX., one Dau: Suzanne (Smith) and husband, Dana Harris of Seminole; grand son: Rick and Suan Streater of Shawnee; grand Son: Heath & Christy Streater of Prague; great-grand children: Jace and Jenna Streater of Shawnee.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Raymond; one sister, Louise (Dillman) Goodwin, and one daughter, Rebecca Blanch Smith.

Maxine J. ‘Max’ Smith

Services for Seminole resident Maxine J. "Max" Smith are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Walker Funeral Service. Rev. Forest West will officiate.

Burial will follow at the Resthaven Memorial Park, Shawnee.

She died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004 at the age of 70 in her home.

Smith was born in Tecumseh on June 16, 1934 to Raymond and Josie (Nichelson) Scarbrough.

Smith attended Shawnee Schools.

Smith worked for General Motors until she retired in 1997.

She married Jim Trammell and later married JC Smith.

Smith was a born again Christian.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Paul David Trammell, in 1996, (owner of Star Pharmacy); and one grandson, Curtis Scott Trammell, 1972.

Smith is survived by her husband, JC Smith, of the home; and three sons and daughters-in-law Jimmie Dale and Deborah Trammell of Wetumka; Roger and Sherry Trammell of Norman; and Danny and Teresa Trammell of Seminole.

Seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive Smith.

She is survived by one sister, Norma Cowden of Shawnee; and three brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Wanda Scarbrough of Moore; Glen and Elena Scarbrough of Claremore; David and Claudia Scarbrough of Shawnee; and one daughter-in-law, Shelly Trammell of Seminole.

Patsy Smith

Funeral services for Seminole resident Pasty Smith, 61 are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Frisco, Texas.

Rev. Raymond Horne will be officiating.

Smith will be laid to rest at Little Elm Cemetery in Frisco, Texas, under the direaction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Smith died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004 at Wewoka Nursing Center.

She was born on Oct. 29, 1942 in Dallas to Cecil and Gladys (Hazelwood) Stark.

Smith was a Seminole resident for 12 years before moving to High Point, NC.

She married Donald Smith on July 2, 1975 in Dallas.

She was a registered nurse and worked Sunset Estates Nursing Home in Maud.

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

She is survived by her mother, two daughters Marion Smith of Norman and Gwen Frazier of Goodyear, Ariz; three brothers Robert Stark of Frisco, Texas and John Stark of Celina, Texas, Gene Stark of Dallas; and one sister Jane Bradley of West Des Moine, Iowa.

Lillie Snyder

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Lillie Ann (Qualls) Snyder of Wewoka will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 15 at the Gleaners Holiness Church in Wewoka, with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating.

Interment will be in Little Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

Snyder died Sunday, April 11, 2004, at the age of 88 in Norman.

She was born on March 4, 1916, in Washita, Ark. to Robert Lee and Easter Helen (Reed) Qualls.

She married Ray F. Snyder on April 28, 1933, in Shawnee.

The couple was married almost 71 years.

Qualls was the minister of the Pentecostal Church of God, in Medford, Ore. from 1947-1965, when she retired from the ministry.

She and her husband moved to Wewoka in 1975.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Ray Snyder, of the home; one brother, Ed Qualls of Little; and other family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Qualls, Roy Qualls, Ned Tucker, Lonny Stevens, Johnny Young, and Harold Haas.

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Sylvia Soule

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Sylvia Pauline Soule are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 10 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Danny Fisher and Ralph Jones officiating.

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

Soule died Monday, June 7, 2004, at the age of 89 at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born April 8, 1915, in Lovell to Dave Samuel Seal and Laura Ella (Foreman) Stealey.

She married Philander Bartlett "PB" Soule on July 1, 1934, in Beggs.

She moved to Seminole in 1942, from Beggs.

She was a homemaker and a member of Immanuel Fellowship Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, PB Soule on June 29, 1991; one daughter, Laura Stafford on May 30, 1988; father, Dave Seal; step father, John Stealey; mother, Laura Stealey; brother, Raymond Seal and one sister. Elsie Stealey.

She is survived by two sons, Phillp Soule of Bowlegs and Randy Soule of Seminole; one daughter, Phyllis Davis of Seminole; one brother, Paul Stealey of Seminole; two sisters, Midge Hewit of Bowlegs and Pearl Davis of Prague; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Rodney Soule, Nolan Davis, Aaron Davis, Matt Steirt, Phil Lawrence, James Tiger. Bill Davis and Lindy Rowland.

Honorary bearers will be Mickey Shaw, Russell Gibson, Jim Hutton, Buck Buchanan and Mike Scheller.

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Billy Sparkman

Funeral services for Seminole County native, Billy Joe "Bill" Sparkman of Harrah will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 8 at the Harrah United Methodist Church with Rev. Henry Bell officiating.

Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery, Harrah under the direction of Smith~Parks Funeral Service in Harrah.

Sparkman went to be with his Lord on April 5, 2004, at the age of 78 in Harrah.

He was born on July 25, 1925, in Wewoka to Thomas Lee and Betty Pearl (Brooksher) Sparkman.

He graduated from Shawnee High School and Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee.

Sparkman was stationed in Hawaii for 38 months while serving in the United States Navy.

Bill married Dorothy Erbin on June 9, 1950, and they moved to Harrah in 1957.

Dorothy preceded him in death after 53 years of marriage.

Bill worked in the glass business most of his life.

He started his own glass business, Central Glass Company in Shawnee, operating it until closing in October, 2003.

He donated his glass shop to the Pottawatomie County Historical Society in Shawnee.

He was a member of the McLoud Masonic Lodge, a Shriner, and an active member of the Harrah United Methodist Church.

Bill was also preceded in death by his parents; one brother and two sisters.

Survivors include four sisters and one brother-in-law, Lee Conley of Seminole, Eileen and Joe Kelley of Oklahoma City, Thelma White of Seattle, Wash. and Grace Alcorn of Athens, Texas; many nieces, nephews, great niece and nephews, two God-daughters, other relatives, friends, and faithful companion Annie, the Dachshund.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Harrah United Methodist Church.

Personal condolences may be left in our online guest book at www.smithparks.com.

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Clyde ‘Skeeter’

Spencer

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Clyde "Skeeter" Spencer of Wewoka are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12 at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka with Rev. Clyde Cochran of Rock Hill Baptist Church officiating.

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

Spencer died Thursday, Jan 8, 2004, at the age of 79 at Unity North Health Center in Shawnee.

He was born Dec. 10, 1924, in Wewoka to L.C and Elzora Spencer.

He lived in Seminole County all his life.

He worked at Tinker Field Air Force Base for 30 years, Kelsey Hayes for 12 years and was most recently employed at United Methodist Church in Wewoka.

He was a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church and served in World War II.

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

He is survived by his wife, Herlena Kemp Spencer of the home; two sons, Louis Kemp of Wewoka and Gene Kemp of Shawnee; his daughters, Pauline Davis of Wewoka, Wanda Williams and Clide T. Bruner of Oklahoma City and Vernice James of Norman; one brother, Jimmy Spencer of Long Beach, Calif.; 44 grandchildren and a host of great grand children.

James O. Spiller

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident James O. Spiller are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Havenbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Norman.

Visitation will be held from 6 – 9 p.m. on Thursday at Havenbrook Funeral Home. Interment will follow service at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Spiller, 82, of Norman died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004 in Norman. He was born Nov. 15, 1919 in Kusa to Luther O. and Nina Spiller.

He attended school in Henryetta, Ponca City and Bowlegs.

Spiller enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in November 1937 and retired form the Marines on June 30, 1959 as a Captain.

During World War II he was a member of units that defended Midway Island and participated in the landing and capture of Okinawa and Korea.

He married Thelma Lois Higdon on Dec. 12, 1943 in Seminole. During his career in the Marine Corps, he and his wife, Thelma, enjoyed living and traveling in California, Oklahoma, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina.

The Spillers moved to Norman on July 1, 1959 due to the educational advantages of the city. J.O. and his three children graduated from OU, while his wife Thelma worked for the University.

J.O. worked for the State of Oklahoma until 1982 in various positions. He was Business Administrator for the Department of Mental Health for five years, State Controller for one year, Financial Advisor for the House and Senate for two years, Director of State Finances for six years and Director of the State Retirement System for five years.

He served on various boards at McFarlin United Methodist Church.

His parents and a sister, Joyce Deming preceded him in death.

Spiller is survived by his wife, Thelma L. Spiller of Norman; his daughter, Linda J. Maltezos and husband George of Denver, Colo.; his sons, Dr. James D. Spiller of Evansville, Ind., and Bruce A. Spiller of San Diego, Calif.

Memorial contributions may be made to McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, 419 S. University Blvd., Norman, Oklahoma 73069.

Condolences may be sent online at www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com/Obituaries.html.

Edmonia Lyons Stanfield

Edmonia Lyons Stanfield, born Jan. 21, 1909, in Mena, Ark., died Aug. 25, 2004, and enchanted all around her all 95 years.

She graduated from Poteau High School, attended Oklahoma Baptist University, but cut her academic career short to marry Cecil Stanfield in 1929.

From then on, she was his companion and counselor until his death in 1997.

Cecil worked as a pharmacist in Shawnee, where Celia was born, and then bought his own drugstore in Seminole in 1932, where Neil was born.

It was the depression, and Edmonia rode along with Cecil on his motorscooter to the store (until a wreck changed her mind about the obligations of a wife).

She served as director of the Seminole Little Theater in the 1940s and principal of the Sunday School in the First Methodist Church of Seminole for 30 years.

She opened a gift shop and wedding business in the drugstore and operated that until the sale of both businesses in 1985.

After their retirement, Edmonia and Cecil moved to Tulsa in 1993, where she was a member of the Southern Belle Garden Club and Chapter C.U. of PEO.

"Mom-mom" was the true matriarch of the family.

She was witty to the end, always a lady, religious in her thoughts, and will be missed by all who knew here and who appreciated her strength and unfailing love.

Four brothers, a sister and a grandson, Paul Rosenberger, preceded her.

She leaves a daughter, Celia Rosenberger, and a grandson, Mark Rosenberger, both of Tulsa; a son and daughter-in-law, Neil and Barbara Stanfield, Oklahoma City; a granddaughter and her husband, Alyson and Rob Harrington, Golden, Colo.; a grandson and wife, Blake and Shelly Stanfield, Oklahoma City; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Eunice Nolley, Tulsa; and many treasured relatives and friends.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Bill Mason at the Chapel of Asbury United Methodist in Tulsa at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27.

Private interment at Memorial Park will precede the services.

The family requests that donations be made to the Building on Faith Fund at Asbury United Methodist Church in lieu of flowers.

Martha Stanko

Graveside services for Seminole resident, Martha Eleanor (Morris) Stanko were scheduled for Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole, with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating, under the direction of the Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Stanko died Saturday, March 20, 2004, at the age of 68 in Seminole.

She was born Sept. 9, 1935, in Chicago, Ill. to Harry Morris and Elenor (Wege) Morris.

She worked in a market as a checker her entire life until retirement in 1976.

She moved to Seminole four years ago from Los Angeles, Calif.

She attended the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Ellie Jo Stanko.

Stanko is survived by three sons, Rick DeJohn of Seminole, Don DeJohn of Los Angeles, Calif. and Ron Stanko of San Fernando Valley, Calif.; one daughter, Martha Rae Stanko of Seminole; one brother, David F. Morris of Los Angeles, Calif.; one sister, Lois of Los Angeles, Calif.; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Luke David Stark

Funeral Services for Luke David Stark, infant son of Matthew Daniel and Angela (Manley) Stark, are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Interment will be at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Stark was born and died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, at Women’s Renaissance Center in Midwest City.

Stark was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Porter and Bessie Stark and Lewis Bada; and maternal grandfather, S. Lynn Manley.

He is survived by his parents, Matthew and Angela Stark of the home; sister, Sarah Ane Stark of the home; and grandparents, Sally Wilkerson of Seminole, Oscar Stark of Seminole, Nora Bada of Seminole, and Anne and Oren Ruggles of Yuma, Ariz.

Robert W. ‘Steve’ Stephens

Former Holdenville resident Chief Warrant Officer Robert W. "Steve" Stephens, (retired U.S. Air Force), 83, passed away Friday, Dec. 24, 2004, in Missouri.

Steve was born on Aug. 6, 1921, to Louis Perry and Bertha Mae (Sinkhorn) Stephens in Skiatook.

Steve and his family moved to Holdenville in 1931, and went on to graduate from Holdenville High School, and he also attended OU School of Engineering.

Steve joined the Army in 1942 then later joined the Air Force. He retired from the Air Force in 1969 after serving 26 years.

After retiring in 1969 he and his wife Peggy and son Rob returned to Holdenville in 1970.

Steve was a wonderful Christian man and will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at 10:30 a.m., at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Rev. John Lively will officiate. Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Survivors include wife, Peggy Stephens of the home; two children, Elleen and husband John Keeton of Winchester, Ky., and Rob and wife Kim Stephens of New Baden, Ill.; nieces Debbie and husband Dennis Phillips of Wewoka, Luwanna Baker of Wewoka and Pam and Carl Upshaw of Rose.

Other survivors include seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Marguerite Stephenson

Memorial services for former Seminole resident, Marguerite Stephenson are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 12 in the Fleming center at the Methodist Manor, 4134 East 31st Street in Tulsa.

Services are under the direction of Freeman Harris Funeral Home of Tulsa.

Stephenson died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at the age of 84.

She was born Nov. 16, 1919, in Weleetka to John and Mary Thomas.

She married Clem Stephenson in 1937.

She owned Marguerite’s Boutique in Seminole and he was an attorney in Seminole.

The couple lived in Seminole from 1952-1968, and then moved to Fairbanks, Alaska.

From humble beginnings, she rose to become a delegate to the 1964 National Democratic Convention in Atlantic City.

Her life was one of remarkable tenacity, touching many people in many ways.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Clem Stephenson; one son, John Stephenson; two daughters, Judy Kay Houston and Mary Stephanie Leightliner; two sisters, Patricia Schweer and Jean Eeds; seven grandchildren; several great grandchildren; as well as other family and friends.

Darvin Steward

Services, with military honors, for Maud resident Darvin Steward are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Maud. Rev. Gus Monreal will officiate.

Services are being handled by Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

He will be buried in the Gable Cemetery, between Meeker and Prague, following the service.

Steward died in a Prague hospital on Sunday. He was 69.

He was born March 21, 1935 in Harjo to Marvin and Nola Bell (Cowen) Steward.

Steward moved from Tecumseh to Maud in 1969.

Steward married Iva May (Wolfington) on Aug. 6 1955 at Romulas Baptist Church.

He owned and operated the Maud Auction, where he was also the auctioneer, for 35 years.

Steward was a veteran of the Army.

A 32nd degree Mason, Steward was a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge in Maud.

He was also a member of the Maud Eastern Star, the McAlester Consistory and was a former member of the Maud VFW.

Steward was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Jaqueta Steward.

He is survived by his wife, of the home; his mother of Shawnee; one son, Darwin of Shawnee; one daughter, Peggy Phillips of Meeker; two brothers, David of Tecumseh and Danny.

Danny Stidham

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Danny C. Stidham were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3. in the Henninger-Allen Funeral Home Chapel of Enid with Duane Owen officiating.

Services were under the direction of Henninger-Allen Funeral Home of Enid.

Interment followed at 2 p.m. in the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole.

Stidham died Friday, Jan. 31, 2004, at the age of 52 in his home in Enid.

He was born Oct. 8, 1951, in Shawnee to Robert and Sara Stidham.

He graduated from Wewoka High School in 1969 and Seminole Junior College in 1971.

He married Connie Myers on June 4, 1971 and worked in the oil business as a production foreman for 20 years.

He worked with Energy Management Control for the last eight years.

He is survived by his wife, Connie; son, Jerod of Altus; daughter, Melissa Arch and husband, Nathan of St. Paul, Minn.; granddaughter, Maddison; mother, Sara Stidham of Pawhuska; mother and father-in-law, Johnny and Dovie Myers of Wewoka; Maternal grandmother, Lucille Morris of Pawhuska; and sisters, Donna Wiggins of Pawhuska and Nancy Reeves of Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Stidham; his brother, Robert "Bobby" Stidham; paternal grandparents, John and Clara Stidham and maternal grandfather, Floyd Morris.

Danny was loved by all.

Kenneth Stiffler

Graveside services for former Seminole resident, Kenneth Eugene Stiffler are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2004, at the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 13 from 12-6 p.m. at the Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial Chapel, 3612 E. 91st St., Tulsa.

Stiffler, loving husband, son, father and brother departed this life on June 11, 2004, at the age of 46 at his home in Catoosa.

He was born Aug. 30, 1957 in Shawnee to Carl Eugene and Ella Hammon Stiffler.

He graduated from Seminole High School in 1975 and later graduated from OSU Okmulgee.

He was employed by Bradin Steel for 15 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl and sister, Rhonda.

He is survived by his wife, Kristi of the home; mother, Ella Stiffler of Oklahoma City; daughters Stephanie (Brian) of Shawnee, Stacy (Stanley) of Independence, Kan. and Megan of the home; sister, Donna Slinker and husband, Ron of Euless, Texas; brother, Ron Stiffler and wife, Tamra of Stewartstown, Pa; grandchildren, Dustin and Hanna Broughton and Andre Bauer; nephews, Ian and Eric Slinker; in-laws, Russell and Nina Nolan of Tecumseh; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Stiffler’s greatest love was his family and he will be greatly missed by them.

The family wishes to thank St. Francis Hospice for their help and loving concern.

Fannie Mae Stillwell

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident Fannie Mae Stillwell are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday with Rev. Larry Crawford officiating.

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

Stillwell, 85, of Norman died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004 in McPherson, Kan. She was born in Hitchit June 20, 1919 to Joseph Sevier and Cathie Davis.

She married Henry Stillwell, Jr. on Nov. 8, 1943 in Seminole and performed domestic work. Stillwell was a member of the Community Baptist Church in Norman.

Her husband preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1992.

Her survivors include a daughter, Juanita Landrum of McPherson, Kan., and six grandchildren.

Sandra Faye Stone

Graveside services for Konawa resident Sandra Faye Stone, 58, are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at Vamoosa Cemetery with Rev. Pam Shirk officiating.

Stone died Sept. 29, 2004 at her residence. She was born Aug. 30, 1946 in Charleston, W. Va., to Leonard E. and Genevieve (Cannaberry) Maston.

She married George "Herbie" Stone, Jr. on Nov. 30, 1964 in Charleston, W. Va. and has been a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She also worked at T.G.Y. main office for some time.

Stone moved to the Konawa area three years ago from Ft. Myers, Fla. She was a member of Bigley Avenue Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Charleston, W. Va. Stone was a 1946 graduate from Charleston High School.

Her grandparents, Delbert and Marbel Cannaberry; parents; brother, Glen Maston; and two special uncles, Junior Art Ednes and Woodrow Allen all preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, George "Herbie" Stone of the home; three daughters, Teresa Lynn Sheppard of Konawa, Pamela Stone of Noble, and Carmen Boye of Cape Coral, Fla.; and seven grandchildren, Kasey Sheppard Aldridge, Christopher Stone, Joey Stone, Sabrina Mayab, D.J. Mayab, Anna Boye and Logan Boye.

Honorary bearers will be Christopher Stone, David Sheppard, George Bender, Dean Brown, Tommy Aldridge, Rocky Aldridge, and J.W. Walters.

The services will be under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Pallative Hospice of Seminole, Rev. Pam Shirk, and to Sandy Bruner.

Virginia Stone

Graveside services for former Seminole resident, Virginia Stone, of Guthrie, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, May 21 at Memory Gardens Memorial Park in Guthrie with Pastor Gene Owen officiating.

Interment will also be at the Memory Gardens Memorial Park in Guthrie under the direction of Community Funeral Home of Guthrie.

Stone died Saturday, May 15, 2004, at the age of 76 at Cole’s Nursing Home in Logan County.

She was born Aug. 4, 1927, in Deaver, Wyo.

She married Bernie Stone May 16, 1945, in Seminole.

She was a housewife.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bernie Stone Aug. 1966; two brothers, John Jr. and Robert Morton and one sister, Ruth Morton.

She is survived by three sons, Virgil "Bill" Stone of Perry, Jerry Stone of Lytle, Texas and Ricky Stone of Guthrie; one daughter, Della Porter of Guthrie; 15 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; two brothers, Earl Wallace Morton of Tulsa and her twin brother, Virgil Morton of Mesa, Ariz.

Jack E. Stout

Private family services are being scheduled for longtime Seminole resident Jack E. Stout who died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center.

Stout, 87, was born in Shawnee, Aug. 29, 1917 to Chester and Mary Jane Stout.

He worked with sheet metal and when he retired he enjoyed fishing, walking in the pasture with his puppy and the outdoors.

His parents, two sisters and one brother preceded him in death.

Survivors include seven children, Joan Lewis of Aransas Pass, Texas, Jane Brown of Shawnee, Jim Stout of Midwest City, Carolyn Stout of Earlsboro, Calvin Stout and Sandy Prince of Seminole, and Jack A. Stout of Earlsboro; 17 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Frank Streetman

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident were scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, March 19 at Baggerly Funeral Home Chapel in Edmond, with interment following at the Bethany Cemetery.

Streetman died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at the age of 70 at his home in Edmond.

He was born May 13, 1933, in Sasakwa to Katherine and Morris Streetman.

He graduated from Sasakwa High School in 1951, and a business course at Hill’s Business School.

Streetman served four years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

After completing his education at OU, he began working for the government as a computer specialist at Tinker Air Force Base, before transferring to the FAA.

He retired from the FAA after more than 30 years of federal service.

He was an avid golfer and belonged to the Kickingbird Seniors Golf and the Oklahoma City Seniors Golf Association.

His mother and father preceded him in death.

He is survived by two sons, Craig of the home and Clark of Oklahoma City; his twin sister, Frances of Edmond; sister Janice of Oklahoma City; brothers Roger, Randall and Gene, all of Sasakwa and Phillip of Poteau.

Frances Stringfield

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Frances Jeanette (Hester) Stringfield are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 7 at the Church of Christ at Little with Rusty Dawson officiating.

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

Stringfield died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at the age of 85 in Shawnee.

She was born Feb. 26, 1919, in Granite to Eber and Grace Pearl (Fisher) Hester.

She graduated from Granite High School in 1936 and was baptized that same year at the Granite First Baptist Church

She also attended the Oklahoma College for Women from 1936-1937 then transferred to Oklahoma A & M College (OSU) in Stillwater where she received her B.A. in 1940 with a major in English and minors in Commerce and General Studies.

She did her graduate work at A & M and the University of Oklahoma.

She taught high school English, typing, shorthand and general science in Roosevelt from 1940-1942.

She married James Polk Stringfield Jr. on March 19, 1942, at the First Christian Church in Chickasha.

During World War II, while her husband was in the South Pacific, she worked in the Handbooks Division of the Engineering Department of North American Aviation in Englewood, Calif.

She later worked for Westinghouse in Springfield, Mass. while her husband was stationed at Westover Field near Holyoke, Mass.

Stringfield taught 4th and 5th grades combined and high school typing at Prairie Valley School from 1946-1947.

She taught English, shorthand and general business for four years at Varnum High School from 1947-1951, and from 1951-1964, she was a homemaker and homebound teacher.

In 1964, she began teaching Language Arts at Strother Junior High and retired in 1977.

She was a member of Retired Teachers Association of Oklahoma, Extension Homemakers Association at Prairie Valley and the Church of Christ where she was an elder’s wife until 1977, remaining a member there until her death

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Stringfield on July 5, 1984; one son, James Polk Stringfield III in 1944; four brothers, John, Clyde, Sam and Charles Hester; and four sisters, Floyd, Claudina, Charlese and Beulah.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Susie Stringfield of Spring, Texas; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Mike Cofer of Enid and Cené and Jack Marquis of Seminole; one brother, Carl Hester of Mustang; six grandchildren, Anna, Jeremy, Khara, Michael, Melissa and Scott and a number of nieces, nephews and other family members.

Casket bearers are Michael Stringfield, Scott Stringfield, Jeremy Marquis, Garrick Ritzky, Jason Johnson, Saxon Carter and Luke Hester.

Honorary bearers are her nephews, Charley Maloy, Dick Maloy, Eber Hester, Buddy Hester, Joe Hester, Jim Hester, Jeff Hester, Mike Hester, Creed Carter and Baz Raye Baddell.

Donations may be made to a one time scholastic scholarship for a Strother High School senior.

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Christan Sullivan

Graveside services for Seminole resident, Christan (Cox) Sullivan are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, May 21 at the Brown Cemetery with Rev. Rick Hudson officiating.

Services are under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Sullivan died Monday, May 17, 2004, at the age of 33 in Seminole due to an automobile accident.

She was born March 1. 1971, in Oklahoma City.

She was a graduate of Lone Grove School and attended Oklahoma State University.

She grew up in Marlow and Lone Grove.

Following her marriage, she lived in Commanche for several years, and Alabama before moving to Seminole a year ago.

She married Shannon Sullivan on April 22, 1994, in Wichita Falls, Texas.

She worked for the Earlsboro Tag Agency.

She was a loving and caring mother, wife and daughter who followed her children to all activities, including ball games and cheerleading.

She was preceded in death by an uncle, Ricky Scott and grandparents, Fred Cox, Gayle Scott and Arlie Sullivan.

She is survived by her husband, Shannon Sullivan; two daughters, Shanna Sullivan and Halie Sullivan; and three sons, Joshua Sullivan, Caleb Sullivan and Dalton Sullivan, all of the home.

She is also survived by several friends and other relatives.

Donations may be made to the Christan Sullivan Memorial Fund at First United Bank, P.O. Box 1391 in Seminole.

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Linda Jo Svendsen

Graveside services for Linda Jo (Goodman) Svendsen, sister of Seminole resident Lil Williams, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Little Cemetery, Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Swearingen Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Svendsen died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at the Southwestern Convalescent Manor in Oklahoma City. She was 57.

She was born in Oklahoma City Feb. 3, 1947, to Carl Albert Goodman and Felcie Myrtle (VanVliet) Goodman.

In December 1967, she married Craig Svendsen, in Colorado.

Svendsen graduated from Southeast High School in 1965 and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and an infant son.

Svendsen is survived by two daughters, Paula Svendsen and Sherree Allen both of Rifle, Colo.; two brothers, Melvin and Earl Goodman both of Oklahoma City; four sisters, Lil Williams of Seminole, Betty Weese of Oklahoma City, Carol Afinowicz of Choctaw and Jerry Obermeyer of Moore.

Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Richard Taber

Graveside services former Seminole County resident, Richard J. Taber are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 14 in the Little Cemetery with Bill McDonald officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service of Prague.

Taber died Sunday, April 11, 2004, at the age of 84 at his home in Prague.

He was born April 20, 1919, in Lincoln County, near Chandler to Homer Calvin and Frances "Babe" (Ogden) Taber.

He graduated from Varnum High School in 1937 and married Lois Aldridge in Seminole on Dec. 18, 1941.

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

Following his discharge from the army, he worked for many years in the oilfield, including three years overseas.

He returned to Seminole County in 1969 and began ranching and working at Tinker Field.

He later retired from Tinker and devoted full time to his ranching operation until moving to Prague in 1994.

His parents and one brother preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Taber of the home, one son, Dick Taber and wife, Dowanna of Prague; two sisters, Patricia June Williams and husband, Howard of Bowlegs and Cleon Huff of Sherman, Texas, two grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

A guest book is available to share memories on line a www.ParksBrothers.net.

Jane Lee

Tarkington

Memorial services for Wewoka resident Jane Lee Tarkington, 69, are scheduled for 5 p.m. on Sunday at Stout-Phillips Chapel in Wewoka.

Tarkington died Sept. 25, 2004 at Holdenville General Hospital. She was born July 2, 1935 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She married Wiley Lee Tarkington, Jr., on Jan. 26, 1954, in the Hawaiian islands.

Her husband and daughter Sherry Ann Tarkington preceded her in death.

Surviving her are her five children, Linda Jane Breland of Oklahoma City, Laura Jean Dinsmore of Wewoka, John Thomas "Jack" Tarkington of Edmond, Elizabeth Michal "Shelly" Ogle of Seminole, and Honee Leann Wadkins of Seminole; seventeen grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

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James Tate

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Rev. Floyd James Tate are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 at the Tri-City Christian Center, now known as Immanuel Fellowship, with Rev. drew Isaacs officiating.

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

Tate died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at the age of 68 at home in Seminole.

Tate was born May 22, 1935, in Muskogee to John Henry Tate and Dolores (Geren) Tate.

He married Norma Elizabeth (Barens) Tate on July 25, 1959 at Oakcliff Assembly of God Church in Dallas, Texas.

Tate was an ordained minister and postored for the past 30 years.

He was a graduate of Southwestern Bible College and was founder and lifelong member of the Tri-City Christian Center in Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Billy John Tate.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Tate, of the home; one son, Timothy Dewayne Tate and wife, Kym of Seminole; one daughter, Cathy Lynn (Tate) Walker and husband, Rocky of Pauls Valley; one sister, Virginia Faye Boyce of Stillwater; and four grandchildren, Lynsie Jana’ Walker, Kaylee Brooke Walker, Tyler Timothy Tate and Krystyn Kymberly Tate.

A memorial fund has been established at Immanuel Fellowship, formerly Tri-City Christian Center, which was founded by Rev. Floyd Tate, to further the purposes and vision birth of his ministry.

Donations may be sent to Immanuel Fellowship, Rev. Floyd Tate Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1242, Seminole, Ok. 74818-1242.

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James

Tatum Jr.

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, James Sherman Tatum Jr. of Konawa are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 20 at the Vamoosa Baptist Church with Revs. Michael Vallandingham, Boyd Rayburn and Maynard Whipple officiating.

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

Tatum died Friday, April 16, 2004, at the age of 79 at his home in Konawa.

He was born Aug. 1, 1924, in Banner Ark. to James Sherman Tatum Sr. and Clemmie Ethel (Griffis) Tatum.

He was married to Jewel Emogene (Miller) Tatum on July 15, 1948, in Ft. Smith, Ark.

Tatum was a Seminole County resident for 61 years.

He served as sergeant in the Marines, serving during World War II, as well as Okinawa and China.

Tatum received the Bronze Star, Silver Star and the Purple Heart.

He was a member of the Vamoosa Baptist Church where he was a deacon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Sherman Tatum Sr. and Ethel (Griffis) Tatum; and one older sister, Mildred Lucille Deanor.

He is survived by his wife, Jewel Emogene (Miller) Tatum, of the home; three sons, Jimmy D. Tatum and D. Aaron Tatum, both of Konawa and Larry E. Tatum of Ft. Calhoun, Neb.; one daughter, Paula Pettigrew of Moore; four brothers, Stanley D. Tatum of Del City, William "Bud" Tatum of Oklahoma City, J. Keith Tatum of Seminole and Michael W. Tatum of Edmond; seven sisters, Selma Califana of Newburg, N.Y., Celest Bogart of Alexandria, Va., Vera Sillings of Mena, Ark., Annalee Singleton of Glenpool, Shirley Avery of Midwest City, Elenor Joan Henry of Corpus Christi, Texas and Arlene Benedict of Oklahoma City; 14 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; as well as other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be his sons, Jimmy D. Tatum, Larry E. Tatum and D. Aaron Tatum, and his grandsons, Jimmy D. Tatum Jr., Brandon E. Tatum, and D. Aaron Tatum Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be his brothers, Stanley D. Tatum, William "Bud" Tatum, J. Keith Tatum and Michael W. Tatum, and also Bill Rains and Joe Sharber Sr;

Alvin Taylor

Funeral services for Alvin L. Taylor, grandfather of Seminole residents, are scheduled to be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 25 at the Rock Creek Baptist Church in Shawnee with Rev. Richard Zimmer officiating.

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

Taylor, of Tecumseh, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at the age of 83 at local hospital.

He was born Jan. 27, 1921, in Pottawatomie County to Rubelt and Gladys (Bradley) Taylor.

He served in the United States Air Force and was a retired truck driver and an avid golfer.

He was married to Mary Hensley on June 27, 1942, who preceded him in death in 1997.

He later married Jeanne Carsten in Odessa, Texas.

He was a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church in Shawnee.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary; and one grandson, David Taylor.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Taylor of the home; one daughter, Rhonda Mems of Pharoh; two sons, Terry Taylor of Rocky Mount, Mo. and Steve Taylor of Moore; one stepson, Charles Carsten of Ada; four grandsons, several great grandchildren and step grandchildren; one brother, E.R. Taylor Jr. of Noble; two sisters, Helen Peeveyhouse of Tulsa and Nellie Apple of Broken Arrow.

Calvin Taylor

Funeral services for Seminole resident Calvin Wilson Taylor are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 at Spring Baptist Church with Revs. Leon Postoak, officiating and Frank Moppin, assisting.

Interment will be in the Spring Baptist Church Cemetery.

Taylor will be moved to the church Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m.

Stout-Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Taylor died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at the age of 55 in Shawnee.

Calvin Wilson Taylor was born to Joe and Edna Taylor on Nov. 29, 1948 in Wewoka.

After moving from Bonham, Texas as a small boy, he attended Cully Grade School near Sasakwa.

After the eighth grade he attended Sasakwa High School.

During his high school years he was a standout athlete in baseball and basketball under coach Henry Roland.

After graduating from High School in 1968, he attended Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kan.

He worked for several years at the old Clay Pipe Plant near Seminole.

He then moved to Shawnee where he worked for Jones Intercable and T.D.K. Industries.

After becoming disabled he resided mostly with his sister Lina in Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his parents as well as two sisters, Delores Taylor Norman in 1968 and Betsy Taylor Casteel in Dec. 2003

He is survived by three uncles, Albert Harjo of Bowlegs and Eugene Harjo of Sasakwa and Jimmy Joe Harjo of Konawa; two sons, Joe Wilson Taylor of Dallas, Texas; Brad Taylor of Shawnee; his ex-wife, Sue Taylor Brown of Dallas, Texas; one granddaughter, Brittni Taylor of Shawnee; one brother Rev. Leon Postoak and wife Wanda of Oklahoma City, Jimmy Wayne and Idalene Taylor of Holdenville; and one sister, Lina Taylor of Seminole.

He is also survived by several nieces and nephews; Tina and Mark Sanders of Seminole; Gayla Norman of Eufaula; Buffy and Eli Troglin of Bowlegs, Tiffany Taylor of Wewoka; Ida and Shane Hodgins of Holdenville; Raney Fixico Holdenville; Nephews; Lance and Sherrie Taylor of Seminole, Rodney and Tiffany Casteel of Shawnee; Randy and Tracy Casteel of Wynnewood; and Tommy John Taylor of Holdenville.

Pallbearers will be, Larry (Bird) Harris, Thompson Postoak, Lloyd Lee Harjo, Kenneth (Foley) Chambers, Willie Bruner, Clifford Barnett.

Honorary bearers include Winfred Harjo, Joe Factor, Scott Massey Tommy Chambers, Blues Postoak, Paul Postoak, Randy Coody, Larry Factor and Johnny Mike Fixico.

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Ed Taylor

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Ed W. Taylor, of Moore, were scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 2 at John Ireland Funeral Home in Moore.

He died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004 , at the age of 89.

Taylor was born Jan. 13, 1915, in Wetumka to W.O. (Sandy) Taylor and Rettie Mae (Fine) Taylor.

He graduated from Semnole High School where he played football.

Taylor married his high school sweetheart, Jeweldean Whitlock and the couple had two children, Sally and Janey.

He worked in the oilfield until the war.

He served in the South Pacific with the 1398th Engineer Construction Battalion.

His work career included Superior Oil Company, Progress Brewery, City of Moore Water Department and Control Flow, Inc

He enjoyed all kinds of sports, especially when his grandchildren were playing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Opal Bailey of Wilson, and one brother, Lloyd Taylor of Denver, Colo.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Jeweldean; daughters, Sally Horn of Moore and Janey Garland of Washington; three grandsons; one granddaughter; three great granddaughters; two great grandsons; and many other relatives and friends.

Vernon Alexander Taylor

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Vernon Alexander Taylor, 83, are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rusty Tugman officiating.

Taylor died Oct. 1, 2004 at Norman Regional Hospital. He was born March 1, 1921 in Wapanucka to Thomas Alexander and Oda (Crowell) Taylor.

Interment will be at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with military honors under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Taylor was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II and received the Purple Heart. He married Louise (Mount) on Oct. 24, 1945 in Reno, Nev.

He moved to Tecumseh in 1966, to Eufaula in 1973, then he lived in Seminole for 30 years before settling in Norman. Taylor was a member of the Church of Christ in Norman.

His parents, four sisters, and one brother preceded him in death.

Survivors include: his wife of the home; three daughters, Loretta Dye, Oda Lott, and Jean Baylock, all of Norman; two sons, Vernon Leon Taylor of Choctaw, and Jim McComas of Norman; sister, Bessie Hanley of Norman; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Ethelda ‘Tillie’

Temple

Memorial service for longtime Seminole resident, Ethelda Lue "Tillie" Humphrey Brown Temple are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5 at God’s House Church located at 20 Harjo Street in Seminole.

Rev. Larry Chesser will officiate the services.

She will be laid to rest in Little Cemetery, north of Seminole by family, however, there will be no graveside services.

Temple died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at the age of 64 in Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born Feb. 5, 1939, in Kiowa, Kan. to Orie Clyde Humphrey and Edith Mae Koon.

She had 12 brothers and sisters and graduated from Seminole High School in 1957.

She was a homemaker and mother, raising her children, as well as others.

She is survived by four brothers, Vern Humphrey, Chris Humphrey, John Humphrey and Authur Humphrey; one sister, Jeanette Shrum; seven daughters, Shirley Rawley, Sandra Foutch, Cynthia Kerns, Carol Jo Vance, Cheyenne Chroup, Catherine Mason and Sarah Munday; two sons, Charles Temple Jr. and Michael Temple; 27 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and lifelong friends, Ray Trekell and Jesse Rowe.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; five sisters; one daughter, Elyssa Munday; one grandson and one granddaughter.

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Terrell I. Jay Lincoln

Funeral services for Terrell I. Jay Lincoln, five-year-old victim of an automobile accident in Seminole County last week, were held Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Faith Fellowship Ministries in Holdenville.

Rev. John T. Berry officiated and burial followed at Shiloh Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

The child was buried in a double funeral with his sister, seven-year-old Kianna Lincoln.

Both died of injuries sustained in an accident on March 29 near Nobletown Road.

Kianna was dead at the scene, Terrell died Thursday in an Oklahoma City hospital.

He was born Sept. 9, 1997, in Ada to Emery Lincoln and Tyra Field.

He attended school at Creek Nation Headstart in Yeager and attended Shiloh Baptist Faith Fellowship Minisries in Holdenville.

Survivors include his parents, of the home in Holdenville; grandparents, Melvin and Patricia Hooks, Sandra Sequichie and K.T. Fields, and great-grandparents, I.J. and Bernice Hooks.

Alta Mae Thomas

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Alta Mae Thomas, 98, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Wilburn officiating.

Interment is to follow services at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Thomas died at home Dec. 5, 204. She was born May 25, 1906 in Brushey Fork, W. Va. to Harry H. Jameson and Malinda Martin.

She married Charles E. Thomas on March 17, 1927 in Pampa, Texas. He preceded her in death June 28, 2000. They were married 73 years at the time of his death.

Thomas was a homemaker and a member of the Northwood Nazarene Church.

Her parents; son Raymond T. Thomas; daughter-in-law Jerry Thomas; grandson Kenneth Thomas; great-granddaughter Katelyn Dolly Bray; five brothers and one sister also preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, James E. and Peggy Thomas of Norman and Harry Thomas of Bowlegs; one daughter and son-in-law, Loretta M. Long and Johnney of Tulsa and one sister, Elsie Cunningham of Wooster, Ohio.

In addition 15 grandchildren, Ray, Carl Tony, Otho, James M., Susie, Patricia, Sonya, Wilda, John Charles, Curtis, Kenny, Bobby, Steve and June Ann; 42 great-grandchildren and 10 great great-grandchildren also survive Thomas.

The family greatly appreciates Alta’s Caregivers: Kathy Matthews, Rachel Dennis and the late Jan Chilcote; her doctors: Dr. McCrory and Dr. Kemp; Eastern Hills and Palliative Hospice and all of the others who brought her joy by their visits.

Pall bearers for the services are to be Ray Thomas, Otho Thomas, Carl Thomas, Tony Long, John Charles Long and Curtis Thomas.

The honorary pallbearers are scheduled to be Susie Reagan, James Thomas, Bobby Thomas, Steve Thomas, Wilda Bray, Jimmy Bray, June Ann Regnier, Patricia Cooley and Sonya Zagorski.

Memorials may be made to a charity that will aid children at Christmas, of the givers choice. Messages of condolence may be sent online to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Isaah Thomas

Graveside services for Isaah David Blake Thomas, infant son of Alex Preston Miller and Natasha Thomas, both of Edmond, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka with Rev. Johnny Chesser officiating under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Thomas died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at the age of 2 ½ months at his home in Edmond.

He was born Oct. 18, 2003, in Seminole to Alex Preston Miller and Natasha Thomas.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Donald Wade Miller in 1995.

He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Nichole and Jordan Thomas, both of Edmond; maternal grandparents, Donna and Coy Justice of Wewoka; paternal grandmother, Sherry Miller of Oklahoma City; maternal great grandmothers, Donna Pierce and Francis Gore, both of Holdenville; as well as a host of aunts and uncles.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Gore and Coy Justice.

Thelma Price Thomas

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Thelma Price Thomas are set for 1 p.m. Thursday at the New Lima High School Auditorium under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Elder Robert Wilson will officiate the services, and burial is set to follow at the Lima Cemetery in Lima.

Thomas died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at Seminole Medical Center, at the age of 74.

She was born on July 22, 1929, to Johnnie and Beulah Robinson in Elwood.

Thomas graduated from Douglas High School in Wewoka and later attended nursing school.

She spent her adult life as a domestic worker, for many years taking care of the Glennon Claybrook and Archie Stout families.

On Oct. 15, 1993, she married Henry Thomas in Shawnee. He preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 1999.

She was a member of the Church of Living God in Wewoka.

Besides her husband, Thomas was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, three sisters and an infant daughter, Lee Ann Price.

She is survived by five children: Lee Ernest Price of Oklahoma City, Shirley Sanders of Seminole, Vennetta Ransom of Oklahoma City, Rose Marie Morrison of Oklahoma City, and Charles Price of Oklahoma City; 22 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Vivian Irby and Ruth Williams, both of Oklahoma City.

Her grandsons will be pallbearers, and her great-grandsons will be honorary pallbearers. Her granddaughters will be flower girls and the ushers will be Helen Kemp and Kay Daniels.

Mollie J. Thomas

Former Wewoka resident Mollie J. Thomas, 69, died Aug. 5, 2004 at her residence in Nevada.

Private family services will be held in Oklahoma and Nevada. Capitol City Cremation and Burial Society in Carson City, Nev. will be handling the arrangements.

Thomas was born to John Wesley and Lillian (Bontly) Chaney on Oct. 3, 1934. She graduated from Wewoka High School in 1952 and subsequently married Jack Thomas on July 17, 1952 in Wewoka.

She received her Master’s Degree from East Central University in Ada in 1980. Thomas had lived in the Carson City and Dayton areas since 1988, arriving from Oklahoma.

Prior to moving to Nevada she was the director of a local mental health facility in Wewoka. She then worked as a psychologist for the State of Nevada – Department of Prisons.

Thomas was a member of the United Methodist Church in Wewoka.

Her parents and her sister Marie "Randie" Wolzen precede her in death.

Survivors include her husband of Dayton, Nev.; sons Jay Thomas of Yukon, and Mark Thomas of Reno, Nev.; daughter, Kaye Knight of Dayton, Nev.; brother, A.B. Chaney of Wewoka; six grandsons; one granddaughter; and two great-grandsons.

A memorial has been established with St. Mary’s Foundation Hospice Fund located at 520 W. Sixth Street in Reno, Nev. 89503-9911.

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Evelyn Thompson

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Evelyn Maxine Thompson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Kelvin Moseley officiating.

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

Thompson died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at the age of 80 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born April 17, 1923, in Bryant to James William Dinwiddie and Callie Marie (Teel) Dinwiddie.

She married Robert Clifton Thompson on Nov. 29, 1942, in Okemah.

Thompson moved to Seminole in 1982 from Velma.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church and Berean Sunday School Class.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Thompson on Aug. 18, 1997; and one brother, J.W. Dinwiddie

She is survived by two sons, Jimmie Dale Thompson of Livingston, Texas and Tommy Joe Thompson of Gainesville, Texas; one daughter,Vicky Kay White of Seminole; one brother, Jerry Wayne Dinwiddie of Yukon; one sister, Joyce Scott of Tranquillity, Calif.; six grandchildren, Rene’ Ellison, Jill Edwards, Brent White, Brian White, Tommy Thompson Jr., Lisa Allen and Brandon Smith; and 16 great grandchildren.

Casketbearers will be Brent White, Brian White, Tommy Thompson, Cooper Ellison and Jeremy Edwards.

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Bettye Jo Beavers-Thornton

Funeral services for Seminole County native, Bettye Jo Beavers-Thornton of Oklahoma City are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, May 7 at the Fairview Baptist Church in Oklahoma City with Bishop Fred H. Bobbitt officiating.

Viewing will be held from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 2 at the Pollard Funeral Home in Oklahoma City.

Interment will be at the Westwood Cemetery of Wewoka under the direction of the Pollard Funeral Home.

Albert Tiger

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Albert Tiger are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, April 8 at the Stout-Phillips Chapel with Revs. Leon Postoak and Billy Joe Harjo officiating.

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

Tiger passed away April 3, 2004, at the age of 72 years.

He was born on April 25, 1931, in Seminole County to Parnosky and Ida Mae ( Boney) Tiger.

He was raised and attended school in Spaulding.

After high school he attended school for an Electronic Technician.

At the time of his death he was working in Maintenance at McDonalds in Shawnee.

He lived in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Los Angeles, and Chicago until moving to McCloud where he remained a resident until the time of his death.

He was a member of the Many Springs Baptist Church.

Tiger is survived by his children Robin and Deanna Tiger of Moore and Bridgitte Denmark of Oklahoma City; five grandchildren; three sister Juanita Tiger and Wanda Postoak, both of Oklahoma City and MagDelene Elliott of Midwest City

He was preceded in death by his parents Parnosky and Ida Mae Tiger; three brothers Nana, Ollie and Dickie Tiger; and four sisters Emma Davis, Anna Tiger, Jowina Reed and Rachel Tiger.

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Howard Lee Tiger

Memorial services for former Wewoka resident Howard Lee Tiger are scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday at Airport Church of Christ under the direction of Vondel L. Smith and Son Mortuary of Oklahoma City.

Tiger, 58, died Dec. 16, 2004 in Oklahoma City. He was born June 20, 1946 in Wewoka and attended New Lima High School.

He was employed as a certified nurse’s assistant and was an avid OU fan.

Surviving him are sisters, Ramona L. Walker of Yukon, Lenora Navcorney of Tulsa and Lynda Miller of Wewoka.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to either a cancer or diabetes charity in memory of Howard Lee Tiger.

Virginia ‘Butch’ Tiger

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Virginia "Butch" Tiger were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 9 at Little River Baptist Church near Spaulding with Revs. Robert Davis and Billy Joe Harjo officiating.

Interment followed the services at Davis Cemetery under the direction of Hudson- Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Wake services were held at 7 p.m. Monday evening at Hudson-Phillips Chapel.

Virginia "Butch" Tiger was born on August 12, 1942 to Wilson Davis and Rosa Mae Berryhill in Talihina in rural Latimer County.

She was raised in the Hughes County area and lived around the Seminole County area all her life.

Tiger lived in the Holdenville area until the last three years where she lived in Wetumka.

She was a longtime member of Spring Church in Sasakwa and enjoyed traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Tiger on January 1, 1983; her parents; two children, Kenneth Tiger Jr. and Annette Tiger; one sister, Dorothy Tainpeah; and two brothers, Charles Davis and Edward Davis.

She is survived by four children, Mary Gutierrez, Tracy Williams, Darrell Tiger, and Richard Tiger; three sisters, Linda West, Vera Whitlock, and Gloria; one brother, David Johnson; and 10 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Rusty Tainpeah, Ray Tainpeah, John Tainpeah, Shawn West, Mickey Davis, and Kelly Davis.

Renoals Ellen Tiger

Funeral services for Seminole resident Renoals Ellen Tiger are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Cheyarha Presbyterian Church with Rev. John Lively to officiate.

Interment is to follow services at Cheyarha Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Tiger, 90, died at home on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004. She was born Feb. 12, 1914 in Geraldine, Mont. to William T. and Tinnie (Clark) Turner. She moved to Seminole from Bristow 82 years ago.

She married Anderson Tiger in 1993 in Seminole. She owned a drapery shop and was a member of Cheyarha Presbyterian Church.

Preceding her in death was her parents; her husband; son William George Tiger; five brothers, Otto Shelton, William Clark, Cleo Turner, Otis Turner and Kenneth Turner; two sisters, Lilliam Simek and Retha Logan; and two daughters, Tinnie and Ruth Tiger.

Survivors include five sons, Anderson Tiger, Jr. of Sapulpa, Kenneth Tiger of Willis Point, Texas, Jack and David Tiger both of Chickasha and Ted Tiger of Seminole; daughter Juanita Scott of Seminole; three sisters, Leon Sarina of Sonora, Calif., Jeanette Munch and Dorthy Seamara, both of St. L. Obispo, Calif.; 23 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

Casket bearers for the service will be Andrew Tiger, William Tiger, Trent Tiger, Josh Tiger, Cotcha Tiger and David Bradley Tiger.

Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Michael Tilley

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Michael Tilley, 60, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Assembly of God. Rev. Sharon Taptto will be officiating and also speaking is Rev. Perry Justice.

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

Tilley died at his home Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004

He was born on Nov. 9, 1943 in Del City, to Olan and Eadith (Cummings) Tilley.

He graduated from Wewoka High School and the University of Oklahoma.

He served in the National Guard during the Vietnam War.

He was employed by Moore’s IGA of Wewoka. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He was survived by his mother, two sons, Jason Tilley of Oklahoma City and Owen Tilley of Tulsa; and one sister, Judy Bivens of Wewoka; and one granddaughter.

Florence Fixico Tims

OKLAHOMA CITY – Florence Tims passed away on Sept. 11, 2004 at the Deaconess Hospital at the age 58.

She was born on Aug. 26, 1946 in Holdenville to Wallas and Flora (Burgess) Fixico.

Tims was reared in the Holdenville area and later attended Central High School and graduated in 1960.

Florence worked for Great Plains Coke Company for 23 years as a production worker.

Florence married Johnny Sands in 1990 in Oklahoma City.

They made their residence in Oklahoma City where she was a member of Central Baptist Church and the Oklahoma Federation of Indian Women and was an active bowler.

Florence was preceded in death by her parents Wallas and Flora Fixico, one brother, Kenneth Eugene Russell.

Her husband survives her, Johnny Sands of Oklahoma City; two daughters and their husbands, Michelle and Mike Hendricks and Danette and Javier Santos; eight grandchildren, Teia Tims, Sencera Tims, Sierra Hendricks, Tashina Santos, Cherokee Hendricks, Cheyenne Santos, Katc’v Hendricks, Jovanni Santos; two great grandchildren, Isiah Trevino, Isabella Trevino, all of Oklahoma City; one sister, Joyce Jones of High Springs, Fla.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Tims will be taken to Seminole Baptist Church in Konawa at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004.

Wake services will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004 at the Seminole Baptist Church, with Rev. Leon Postoak officiating and Rev. Billy Joe Harjo assisting.

Pallbearers will be Mike Jones, Kenneth Jones, Mike Hendricks, Roger Sands, Kenneth Russell, Javier Santos and Monte Bolen.

Interment will be at the Seminole Baptist Church cemetery in Konawa, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

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Lillian Bernice Tipton

Funeral services for former long-time Seminole resident Lillian Bernice Tipton are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Russell Vicars will officiate, with burial following in Okmulgee Cemetery.

Tipton died Monday, July 5, 2004, in Lewsiville, Texas, at the age of 96.

She was born Oct. 29, 1907, in West Mineral, Kan., to Robert Lee and Hattie (Moore) Martin.

She lived in Seminole for more than 50 years, where she was a homemaker.

She was a member of First Baptist Church and a charter member of the Progress Club and Pink Ladies at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

She was past matron of Order of Eastern Star.

Tipton moved to Lewisville, Texas in 2002.

She was married to O.E. "Tip" Tipton on Aug. 5, 1930, in Okmulgee; he preceded her in death on May 13, 2004.

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Bennie Tipton, Lewisville; one brother, Paul Martin, Mesa, Ariz.; one granddaughter, Julie Tipton, Lewisville, Texas; one niece, Joyce Cobb, Holiday Island, Ark.; and several other nieces and nephews.

O.E. Tipton

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, O.E. "Tip" Tipton are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, May 17, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Russell Vicars officiating.

Interment will be in the Okmulgee Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Tipton died Thursday, May 13, 2004, at the age of 96 in Lewisville, Texas.

He was born June 14, 1907, in Featherton to Memary Clifford Tipton and Zado Daniels Tipton Upton.

He married Lillian (Martin) Tipton on Aug. 5, 1930, in Okmulgee.

Tipton lived in Seminole for over 50 years, until Sept. 2002, when he moved to Lewisville, Texas.

He was a retired equipment maintenance man for Sinclair/ Anderson Pritchard.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian Tipton, Lewisville; one son, Donald Tipton, Lewisville; one granddaughter; two brothers, J.C. Tipton, Okmulgee, and Emmit Upton, Oklahoma City.

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Mahota Mattilee Todd

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Mahota Mattilee Todd, 82, will be 2 p.m. on Friday at Maple Grove Cemetery with Dr. Bob Birdwell officiating.

Todd died on Aug. 31, 2004 at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City. She was born on Sept. 26, 1921 in Shamrock to George and Flora (Taylor) Birdwell.

She excelled in basketball and baseball in high school and then followed her family to Marysville, Calif. in the 40s.

As a homemaker, wife, and mother, she joined the ranks of many Oklahoma women as a "Rosie the Riveter" while her husband was at war.

In 1999 she moved back to Oklahoma and belonged to the Church of Christ.

Todd is preceded in death by her parents, sister Patty Lou Rock, and her son Gene Pruitt.

Her survivors include her son Billy Pruitt of Marysville, Calif.; daughter Glenda Klinger of Oklahoma City; two brothers Jack Birdwell of Edmond, and G.Q. Birdwell of Caney, Kan.; seven grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Helen Trippet

Funeral services for Helen Grey Trippet, granddaughter of Seminole pioneer, O.D. Strother, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9 at Stanleys Memorial Chapel.

Dr. Mouzon Biggs of Boston Avenue United Methodist Church will officiate.

Entombment will follow at the Mausoleum in Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa.

Trippet died Feb. 1, 2004, at the age of 84.

She was born Feb. 20, 1919, in Miami to Robert and Susan Alberta (Strother) Simpson.

She was a homemaker and a longtime resident of Tulsa.

She married Robert S. Trippet on Dec. 27, 1941, and he preceded her in death on June 10, 2000.

Her parents also precede her in death.

Survivors include her daughters, Mary Susan of California, Virginia of Enid and Constance of Denver, Colo.

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Montana Truman

Memorial services for Seminole County resident, Montana (Monte) Clifford Truman, of Konawa will be held at a later date.

Truman died Monday, March 15, 2004. at the age of 85 at her home in Konawa.

She was an adored wife, mother, grandmother, friend and cowgirl

She was born in San Diego, Calif. in 1918 to Jack and Nell Clifford.

They soon moved to Arizona, where her parents became established ranchers.

She graduated from high school in Phoenix, Ariz. at the age of 16.

In school she was an accomplished writer and sketch artist and led her class as the valedictorian.

She had her oldest son, Lon Hall with her first husband Claude L. Hall.

In 1948, she married a cattleman by the name of Floyd Truman in Mexico, where they proceeded to buy cattle during their honeymoon.

The couple was married 51 devoted years.

Together, they shared a passion for horses and cattle ranching, which led to their enrollment in the American Quarter Horse Association.

They started their marriage in Kingman, Ariz. and soon moved to Pawhuska, where she was the first arena secretary for the Pawhuska Cavalcade.

While living in Pawhuska, she had her second son, Van Truman.

In 1960, the family moved to Ekalaka, Mont., where they owned and ran the Ekalaka Track Arena Association, the first organized horseracing track recognized by the AQHA.

Later, they moved to the famous Missouri River Breaks, just 60 miles to the nearest town, where they roughed it in the ranching business. ]

With their children grown, they moved back to Arizona from 1972-1976.

While living on an Indian Reservation in Arizona, Monte became a connoisseur of Indian art, especially of Navaho blankets and baskets.

She had an impressive collection of each.

They returned to Oklahoma in 1976 to Crawford, where they ran the "14 Ranch" and helped raise their granddaughter, Sasha.

At Crawford, the French photographer, Daisy Slabaszevics resided with the couple as she photographed for the book, Western Oklahoma.

This relationship sparked a creative drive in Monte that resulted in a prolific portfolio of landscape photography.

Her artistry was truly revealed through her photographs that dealt mostly with the life of a cowboy.

In 1986, the couple moved to Bristow, on a beautiful piece of land where they continued to indulge their love of horses by breeding a single mare.

Floyd passed away in 2000, after which Monte moved to Konawa, to be near her sons Lon and Van.

Her life is a symbol of what can be accomplished by pursuing your life’s dream.

For her it was horses.

She never lost sight of this dream, and made sure to always surround herself with like-minded people who also loved horses and the life they represent.

They say that cowboys are a dying breed.

This may be true, but it is what the Truman’s taught the rest of us that lingers on and lives in the ones who loved them.

She is survived by her loving sons, Lon of Konawa and Van of Wolf, her two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

We all love her so much and will never forget her legacy.

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Charles E. "Slide" Trumbo

Services for former Seminole County resident, Lt. Col. Charles E. "Slide" Trumbo, Jr. USAF (Ret.) will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii at a date to be determined.

Arrangements are by Telford's Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee.

Trumbo, born Oct. 6, 1920, in Ravia, died Sunday, May 9, 2004.

He grew up in Wewoka, the only child of Charles E. and Cora Trumbo.

He attended the University of Oklahoma before enlisting as an Aviation Cadet in the United States Army Air Corps in 1943.

A highly decorated war veteran, Colonel Trumbo served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

During World War II he was a member of the famed "Desert Rats" air support flying P-40 fighter planes in North Africa and Italy with over 100 combat missions to his credit.

In 1948 he graduated from Army Language School and in 1949, Yale Graduate School where he studied the Chinese language.

In 1956 he completed advanced training for the F-86 fighter jet, which he had flown during the Korean War.

He received many medals and commendations during his military career including the Air Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star Medal and the Legion of Merit Medal.

He concluded his military career as a Planning and Program officer at USAF Headquarters at The Pentagon in Washington D.C.

Following his military career, Slide and his family moved to East Wenatchee, Washs to begin his second career as an orchardist, owning 20 acres and managing nearly 200 acres of apples, cherries and pears before retiring again in 1989.

Slide was a Past Master and life member of Riverside Lodge #112 F. & A.M.

In addition he was a life member of the Wenatchee Scottish Rite and had received the honors of 33rd Degree.

He was also a member of King’s Orchard Church of Christ in Wenatchee.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Trumbo of Honolulu, Hawaii, his daughters Shannon Stanfield (Gordon) of Malaga, Wash., and Kerry Small (William) of Entiat, Wash.; his sons Tom Trumbo (Sandy) of Haughton, La. and Dick Trumbo (Juli) of Sammamish, Wash.

He also leaves four grandsons, David Stanfield, Sam and Jess Small, and Charlie Trumbo.

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Alice Leora Tusberg

Memorial service for Sasakwa resident Alice Leora Tusberg is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Sasakwa, Rev. James Hopkins and Rev. Wesley Martin officiating.

Tusberg died at her home Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, at the age of 83.

She was born in Okmulgee on June 23, 1921, to Albert and Lillian Vaughn.

Tusberg graduated from Sasakwa High School and then went to graduate college at Baptist Hospital school of Nursing in 1943.

She married Alf Tusberg in Plattsmouth, Neb. on Aug. 7, 1942.

Tusberg was a member of the Lutheran Church in Victorville, Ca., but she was very active in the First Baptist Church of Sasakwa.

She served on the Sasakwa city council for years, was known as "Mayor Alice" and was an active leader for the Senior Citizens of Sasakwa.

Tusberg made crafts with her sister and sold them at fairs. She also gardened and crocheted.

Her parents Albert and Lillian Vaughn and her husband Alf, in 1990, preceded her in death.

Tusberg is survived by two daughters, Leora J. Thompson of Coquille, Ore., Gayle A. Bryant of Chico, Calif.; son Allan J. Tusberg; sister, Albertta Clayton of Sasakwa; brother, Ernest Vaughn of Winnfield, La.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to the First Baptist Church of Sasakwa Memorial Fund.

Bert Tyler

Former Seminole County resident, Bert A Tyler of Oak Grove, Mo. died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at the age of 61 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Blue Springs, Mo.

He was born Jan. 17, 1943, in Hayward, Calif. to Wes Tyler and Dorfie (Smith) Tyler, formerly of Konawa.

He attended Vamoosa High School before joining the Air Force in 1960.

He married Sharon Morgan in Dec. 1965.

Tyler retired from a senior management position with IBM in California and has lived in Missouri for the last nine years.

His parents, one brother, Carrol Tyler and his father-in-law, Oscar Morgan, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon of the home; four brothers and sisters-in-law,, W.C. and Wanda Tyler of Stratford, Roy and Zella Tyler of Stratford, Bob and Sue Tyler of Ada and John and Nova Tyler of Pickett; four sisters and sons-in-law, Bill and Emozett Phillips of Konawa, Herb and Agnes Williams of Seminole, Dan and Pat Goins of Newport, Ore. and David and Gini Cleveland of Fayetteville, Ark.; sister-in-law, Norema Garrett and mother-in-law, Jean Morgan, both of Missouri.

At the request of Tyler, there will be no memorial.

He was much loved and will be greatly missed.

Betty Underwood

Funeral services for Betty Sue (Terrell) Underwood are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate. Burial will follow in Little Cemetery.

Underwood died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, in Seminole.

She was born Oct. 23, 1938, in Prague to Robert Arnold and Ruby Belle (Cook) Terrell.

She moved to Seminole 56 years ago from Shawnee and graduated from Varnum High School in 1956. She attended Seminole Junior College for one year.

Underwood graduated from Draughan’s Business School in Tulsa and Charles Hobbs’ Beauty School in 1964.

She owned and operated La Finesse Beauty Salon until her retirement in 2000.

She was a member of Ideal Street Baptist Church.

She married Melvin Ray Underwood on April 4, 1958, in San Diego; he survives her, of the home.

Other survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Tina Sue and Keith Crawford, Seminole; one sister, Norma Houston, Shawnee; three sisters-in-law, Helen Terrell, Shawnee, Norma Shipman, Fullerton, Calif., and Sandy Russell and her husband, Tommy, of Spearman, Texas; two grandchildren, Phillip Clayton Crawford and Kelsey Sue Crawford, both of Seminole; and a number of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Underwood was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, Steve Houston.

Casketbearers will include Kevin Russell, Steve Berry, Troy Honeycutt, Richard Foresee, Bobby Terrell and Gene West.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the Underwood family at www.swearingenfun-eralhome.com.

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Juanita Valentine

Graveside services for former Maud resident Juanita Valentine were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Cummings Cemetery in Maud with William E. Stibling officiating.

Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh is in charge of arrangements.

Viewing was scheduled to be at Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

Valentine died Friday Oct. 1, 2004, in Ada. She was 81.

Valentine was born June 2, 1923 in Childress Texas to Jess Marchbanks and Myrtle Douglass Loveless.

She grew up in Shamrock, Texas, moved to Oklahoma in 1959 and lived in Maud from 1974 to 2002.

Valentine was a homemaker.

She married Argo Valentine on Dec. 14, 1945. He preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 2002.

She was active in the Maud Senior Citizens Center.

Valentine gardened, went fishing and sewed.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Mary Marcum; and three brothers, Jess, Alvin and Melvin Marchbanks.

Valentine is survived by her daughter Carolyn, of Shawnee; and son C. Leroy Hair, of St Louis, Mo.

Mary Chloe Van Vranken

Funeral services for former Maud resident Mary Chloe Van Vranken will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the South Colonial Chapel under the direction of Vondel L. Smith and Son Mortuary of Oklahoma City.

Van Vranken was born on Dec. 30, 1914 in Maumee, Ark. to James and Francis (Morrison) Knox. She died in McLoud on Aug. 15, 2004.

She married Harold Claude Van Vranken on April 2, 1938 in Cordell.

Van Vranken was a member of the Church of Christ and moved to McLoud two years ago.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Melva Porter, granddaughter Christina Van Vranken, grandson Stoney Smith, four brothers, and two sisters.

Survivors include her children, Claude and wife Renae Van Vranken of Guthrie, J.R. Van Vranken of Yukon, Owen and wife JoAnn Van Vranken of McLoud, Edna Russell of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and Frieda and husband John Smith of McLoud.

Additional survivors are her brother Harley Butler of Mustang; sister Lois Hatter of Oklahoma City; eighteen grandchildren; and thirty-three great-grandchildren.

Charlene Vaughan

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Charlene Vaughan are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Roger Brewer of First Church of God will officiate. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Vaughan was born Sept. 5, 1915, in Crawford County, Ill., and passed from this life Nov. 28, 2004.

She was born to Charles Shaffer and Ethyl (Bowsher) Shaffer. The family moved to Seminole in 1929. She remained here until her health failed several months ago, then moved to Skiatook to be near her son.

Her husband, Austin Vaughan, preceded her in death in May, 1986.

She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Ricky Lynn McDonald in May 2000; her parents, four brothers, two sisters and a great-grandson.

She attended First Church of God for 58 years. She also enjoyed the time she spent at the Heritage House.

Mrs. Vaughan is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Floyd and Carolyn Vaughan of Skiatook; two daughters and a son-in-law, Shirley Thoms of Choctaw, and Geraldine and LeRoy Lancaster of Seminole; grandsons, Terry McDonald of Greeley, Colo., S.J. "Sonny" Bailey Jr., Seminole, Michael Bailey, Mustang, Justin and Loren Vaughan, Skiatook, and Eric Vaughan, Lubbock, Texas; eight great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Juanita Webb and Wanda Gardner, both of Seminole.

Her grandsons will be pallbearers. Men of First Church of God will be honorary bearers.

The family requests memorial donations be sent to a charity which feeds the needy.

Clyde Jean Vaught

Graveside services for Seminole County resident, Clyde Jean Vaught were scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20 at the Sand Creek Cemetery under the direction of Harley Smith.

Interment will follow under the direction of Schumacher Funeral Home of Okemah.

She died Feb. 18, 2004, at the age of 97 in Wewoka.

She was born March 23, 1906, in Vian to Sylvania Smith and Nancy Walker Smith.

She had lived in the Okfuskee County area since 1923, coming from Sallisaw.

She married Elwin Vaught in 1926.

She was a homemaker as well as an avid seamstress.

She enjoyed fishing, cooking and gardening.

She is survived by two sons, Dillard Vaught of Okemah and Millard Vaught of Cromwell; one daughter, Rebecca Sherlock of Wewoka; two sisters, Edith Ott and Kinis Bankston of Okemah; 16 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, eight brothers and five sisters.

Vernon Dale Villines

Graveside services for longtime Seminole County resident, Vernon Dale Villines are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, April 16 at the Wolf Cemetery, south of Seminole with Rev. Bill Burns officiating.

Services are under the direction of the Swearingen Funeral Home.

Villines died Thursday, April 15, 2004, at the age of 62 at Baptist Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 28, 1941, in Konawa to Vernon Doug Villines and Vivian (Roberts) Villines.

He was married to Virginia (Mathews) Villines on May 18, 1971 in Wolf.

He was self employed and worked in construction and on gas pipeline.

He graduated from Bowlegs High School and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

His wife, Virginia Villines of the home; one brother, Wade Lynn Villines of Hominy; one sister, Mona Harrington of Wolf; as well as other relatives survive him.

James L. Wade Jr.

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident James (Jimmy) L. Wade Jr. were held on Aug. 12, 2004 in Scottsdale, Ariz. at Acres Memorial Gardens.

Wade died August 7, 2004.

He was born on Aug. 25, 1924 in Hinton to James L. and Nancy Wade.

Wade attended Wewoka schools from which he graduated in 1943 and served in the military.

Survivors include his wife Eliset L. Wade of Mesa, Az., sisters, Lillienell W. Maiolotese, Ga., June Cunningham of Wewoka, and Marilyn Pierce of Ga.

Also surviving are three stepchildren and one nephew.

Ronald J Wagner

A memorial service for Ronald J. Wagner of Seminole is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at his home, 111 N. University. Anita and Jim Morland will officiate.

Wagner died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at home. He was 78.

Born April 22, 1926 in Oklahoma, Wagner married Mary Lucille (Osborne) Wagner on Dec. 9, 1972.

Wagner was an ordained minister.

He was preceded in death by his wife on Dec 1, 1998; his son, Otis B. Wagner on Dec. 29, 2002; three brothers and two sisters.

His friend and caretaker, Thelma Blevins, survives him.

Myrna B. Walden

FREDERICK – Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, at Burkhardt Chapel of the Frederick Memorial Cemetery with Rev. James Galyon of the First Baptist Church officiating.

Burial will be at the Frederick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gray Gish Funeral Home.

Myrna B. Walden, age 71, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004 in Frederick. Walden was born Dec. 8, 1932, to O.W. and Goldie Ellen (Baird) Scheller.

Walden attended school in Frederic and graduated from Frederick High School in 1950.

During her school years she enjoyed playing basketball, won the State Free Throw contest and won numerous bowling awards.

Myrna worked for Kelly and Townsend Law Firm, Townsend and Curtis and Massad Evans and Kent, from which she retired from in 1995.

Her parents and a sister, Billie Keaton, precede her in death.

Walden is survived by her husband of the home, Harrison "Corky" Walden.

She is also survived by four brothers, O.W. Scheller Jr., of Jackson, Miss., Jerry Scheller of Seminole, Eddie Scheller of Sayre, and Mike Scheller of Seminole; a sister, Mary "Ellen" Funderberg, of Oklahoma City.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Cleo Craig Cancer Clinic, 5002 W, Lee Blvd., Lawton, 73505, in loving memory of Myrna B. Walden.

Rosalita Walden

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Rosalita (Smart) Walden are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Chapel in Wewoka with Pastor Dave McPeak officiating.

Walden died in her Ada home Oct. 21, 2004 at the age of 64. She was born in Cromwell on Jan. 22, 1940 to Houston and Juanita (Treat) Smart.

She grew up in the Seminole County area and graduated from Wewoka High School. She married Don Walden in December of 1984.

Walden worked as an administrator for Duncan Plaza and was a member of the Church of Christ in Wewoka.

Her daughter Terri Lynn Logan and her brother Houston Smart Jr. preceded her in death.

Her survivors include her parents Houston and Juanita of Wewoka; husband Don Walden of Ada; sons Daniel Lee Logan, Jeffrey Don Logan both of Wewoka, and David Mark Logan of Ada.

In addition are her brothers Ken Smart of Bethany, and Darrell Smart of Burns Flat; sisters Judy Gutierrez of San Antonio, Texas, Tammy Belshe of Wewoka, and Debbie McPeak of Galt, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Her interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Martha Ellen Walker

Mrs. Martha Ellen (Kinney) Walker, 48, Wewoka resident, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, in Oklahoma City.

Martha was born June 28, 1956, to Wilson and Jennie Chupco Kinney, and grew up in the Wewoka area.

She began school at New Lima and later attended Wewoka schools, graduating in 1974. She attended Seminole Jr. College and graduated from Central State University in Edmond with a bachelor of science degree in Family Relations and Child Development in 1979.

Wake services will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Walker will be moved at 4 p.m. on Friday, to the Wewoka Indian Baptist Church, where wake services will be held at 7:30 p.m. that evening.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Wewoka.

Martha came to know the Lord on June 4, 1964, during Vacation Bible School.

Rev. E.J. Kearney baptized her June 6, 1964, at the First Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Martha was involved in mission work prior to her marriage.

She took part in summer missions in Arizona and California.

She worked as an instructor for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.

Martha married Kellos Walker on April 9, 1982. Of this union two wonderful sons were born.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Wilson and Jennie Kinney; three brothers, Robert, C.W., and Reuben; and two sisters, Wilma and Julia.

Martha is survived by her husband Kellos Walker, Wewoka; two sons, Gerren, Okemah, and Ira of the home; one grandson, Gavon; four brothers, Jerry Baker, Wetumka, Woodrow Kinney, Shawnee, George Kinney, Wewoka and Curtis Kinney, Muskogee; two sisters, Augusta Smith of Tahlequah, and Agnes Webster of Oklahoma City; one aunt, Lydia Harjo, Shawnee; and a host of relatives and friends.

Seminole Oilman,
Leader Dies at 64

Dan Wallace could tell you stories.

He could talk about the day the Fixico No. 1 came in as though he’d been there.

His colorful tales about Seminole’s oilfield past – the wells, the people, the technology – and his theories on why America should use American oil made him a popular speaker to the international media and a respected activist for the petroleum industry.

The stories ended Monday, May 31, 2004, when Wallace, 64, lost his battle with cancer at Integris Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City.

"His passing is a huge loss for our community," said fellow oilman and civic leader Melvin Moran.

"He has helped our community in so many ways, many of which were anonymous."

Moran referred to Wallace’s numerous enterprises -- as one of the original owners of the Ramada Inn, housing addition builder, founder of the Oklahoma Oil Museum in Seminole and a booster for Seminole’s economic development.

"He will be dearly missed by all who knew him," Moran said.

Wallace’s funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church.

Rev. Robert Cocke and Dr. Allen Schnieder will co-officiate.

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

Wallace was born Dec. 3, 1939, in Sumner, Ill., to Jewel (Sullivan) and Carl Finley Wallace.

He moved to Seminole 48 years ago.

He was an independent oil producer, owner of Columbus Oil and Wallace, Inc.

He was Seminole’s Citizen of the Year this year and had been named to the Oklahoma Oil Museum Hall of Fame.

He was the Historical Society’s first Oilman of the Year.

He was active with the Seminole Historical Museum of Oil and Gas and First United Methodist Church, both of which have been designated by the family as appropriate for memorial donations.

Wallace was a member of the board of the Oklahoma Independent Producers Association.

He married Darlene Saunders on Sept. 29, 1979; she survives him, of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Danny V. Wallace and his wife, Megan, of Prairie Village, Kans., and Jeff Wallace and his partner, Dr. Mike Carragher of Los Angeles, Calif.; one daughter, Whitney D. Wallace, Seminole; one brother, Carl E. Wallace, Detroit, Mich.; two grandchildren, Katie and Molly Wallace, Prairie Village.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Elita Grey Wallace Novotny.

Pallbearers will include Max Hause, Clark Campbell, B.W. Sullivan, Steve Nelson, Tim Poplin, Jim Richardson and Jim Delong.

Honorary casketbearers will include Fredda Pack, Mike Kahn, Mike Dundee, Jim Morgan, Larry Minihan, Fred Gipson, Frank Seay, Art Dietz and Joe Tom Cox.

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Michael Walters

Graveside services for Michael Walters of Dustin are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, May 6 at the Tecumseh Cemetery with Noel Sneed officiating.

Interment will follow under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Walters died Saturday, May 1, 2004, at the age of 79 in Seminole.

He was born Dec. 6, 1924, in Detroit, Mich. to Michael Walters and Mildred Vendetta (Crumrine) Walters Haney, but grew up in Pennsylvania and California.

Walters served in the Pacific in the 4th Marines during World War II.

He married Audrey Walters in the late 1950’s.

He began his commercial pilot career about 1950 with Bonanza Airlines based in Phoenix, Ariz. and Las Vegas, Nev.

He later flew for the "Flying Tigers" (Slick Aviation) in and out of Tinker Air Force Base and Viet Nam.

During this time, since the 1950’s, he also flew for Capitol Airlines until his retirement in 1985.

Throughout his career, he flew DC-3’s, "The Argosy", DC-stretch 8’s and DC-10’s.

He lived in Tecumseh for several years before moving to Dustin in 1972.

He raised quarter horses and enjoyed traveling while buying and selling horses.

He was a self-taught historian.

He loved to teach his family about livestock and ranching, telling stories about his travels and the war.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Walters in 1980; his parents; and stepfather, Gerald Haney.

He is survived by three sons, Michael Walters Jr. of Lake Arrowhead, Calif., Joel Walters of Holdenville and Jerry Walters of Wetumka; two daughters, Susan Walters-Brittingham and Laurie Walters, both of Seminole; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two brothers, Clark Knotts of Colorado and Glenn Knotts of Washington; and two sisters, Jane LaPrath and Mary Haney, both of California.

Ernest A. Wanner

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Ernest A. Wanner are scheduled for Saturday, March 20, at 2 p.m. at the historic Strothers Chapel.

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

Wanner died Thursday., March 18, 2004, at the age of 92 in Seminole.

He was born Nov. 24, 1911 in Sommersville, Mo. to Albert Ernest and Bertha (Hoppe) Wanner.

He moved to Seminole from Kiefer in 1928.

He married Ann (Clifton) Wanner on May 25, 1935, in Ada.

He graduated from Seminole High School in 1929.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

He owned and operated Sinclair Service Stations in Seminole.

He finished his career at Arkla Natural Gas Company in Seminole where he retired in 1976.

He joined the Seminole Masonic Lodge in 1944 where he served as a Worshipful Master.

He received his 50 year pin in 1994 and continued as a lifetime member.

He was a 32-percent Scottish Rite Mason and was elected to the order of KCCH.

He was also an active certified lecturer in Masonary.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ann on Aug. 14, 2001; two brothers and three sisters..

He is survived by a son, E. Stephen Wanner of Huntersville, N.C.

Edna Wantland

A memorial service for longtime Seminole resident Edna Louise Wantland is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

Officiating the service will be her son, the Rt. Rev. William C. Wantland.

Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wantland died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at Seminole Estates Nursing Home.

She was born April 15, 1913, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Lula Mae (Morris) and Samuel August Yost Jr. She moved to Seminole 69 years ago from Kellyville.

She married William L. Wantland on June 4, 1933, in Edmond.

He was president of Wantland Oil and Reclaiming Company and she was secretary-treasurer of the company.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, PEO and several bridge clubs.

She was a founding member of Modern Literature Club.

Wantland was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, who died on Dec. 20, 1978, and six siblings.

Survivors include two sons, William C. Wantland of Seminole and Robert L. Wantland of California; one daughter, Judith McMahon of St. Louis, Mo.; five grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

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Ira J. Ware

Graveside services for Ira J. Ware, former long time Seminole County resident is scheduled for Monday, March 22, at Little Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Ware died Wednesday., March 17, 2004 at the age of 75 in Muskogee.

He was born Jan.3,1929 in Seminole to Rupert and Alice Ware.

He married Evelyn "Trixie" (Bivin) on Oct. 25, 1949 in Shielder.

He worked most of his life in the oilfield, and was a former owner of American Bit Company.

He was a veteran having served in the US Marines.

He was a member of First Baptist church of Shielder and a former member of the Elks Lodge.

.He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Evelyn on Feb. 9, 1997; four brothers and one sister.

Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Chesser of Holdenville; Rita Scott of Lake Eufaula; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Johnny Ware

A private graveside family service for former Seminole resident Johnny Clayton Ware is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Ware, 58, of Ada, died Dec. 9, 2004 at Valley View Regional Hospital. He was born July 2, 1946 in Seminole to Roger Clayton and Billie Jo (Foley) Ware.

He married Jacklyn Lee Floyd on Oct. 27, 2000 in Arkansas. Ware rebuilt drill bits for the oilfield and was self-employed.

His survivors include: his mother, Billie Ware of Sapulpa; wife Jackie Ware of the home; two daughters, Amy Anderson of Oklahoma City and Shana Southern of Seminole; sister Sandra Plum of Bristow; four grandchildren; and the mother of daughter Amy, Linda Richmond of Oklahoma City.

Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

Lance Warledo

Funeral service for Seminole County resident, Lance Warledo of Wewoka will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at 2 p.m. with Reverend Houston Tiger and Chad Smith officiating.

Visitation and Wake services will be Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at 7:30 p.m. at the family home 1609 S. Okfuskee in Wewoka

He will be taken to Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church, at 10 a.m., Wednesday Morning;

Interment will follow at Thlocco family cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Warledo died on June 5, 2004, at his home at the age of 26 years.

He was born March 9, 1978, in Shawnee to Leo and Amy (Thlocco) Warledo.

He was raised in Seminole county and attended school at Justice and Sasakwa.

He was employed in the inspection department at Wrangler in Seminole.

He enjoyed his life to the fullest and loved to joke with his brothers and family.

He loved his wife and children very much and was very devoted to them.

He enjoyed watching movies and listening to music.

He is survived by his wife Stephanie (Yahola) Warledo, his parents Leo and Amy Warledo of the home, five children Lance Warledo Jr., Kaleb K. Warledo, Kyle Wade Warledo, SeAnne Warledo, and Courtney Warledo all of the home, maternal grandmother Kizzie Thlocco of Wewoka, three brothers Troy, Lucas, and Jonathon Warledo all of Wewoka, three sisters Melissa Warledo of Tulsa, Angie Simons of Seminole, and April Warledo of Wewoka.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather Bunnie Thlocco, one brother Nicholas Warledo, and one aunt Lois Gomez.

Pallbearers will be Gary Simons, Kevin Fox, Eric Thlocco, Chris Gomez, Jeremy Gomez, Derek Ponkilla, Thadius Frazier, Mike Goins, and Twyn Warledo.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Mike Brown, Marcus Moore, Galand Moore, Ray Dyer Jr., Ryan Moppin, and Rick Woods.

Warledo

Frank Shawn Warrior

Services for Frank Shawn Warrior, Wewoka resident, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Stout-Phillips Chapel in Wewoka. Interment will be at the Thomastown Cemetery in Sasakwa.

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

Warrior died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004. He was 42.

Warrior was born to the late Rev. Enrit and Bessie Warrior on Jan. 14, 1962, in Ada.

He grew up in Sasakwa where he attended New Model School and Byng Schools. Warrior graduated in 1980.

Warrior united his life with Thomas Town Baptist Church at an early age and his membership remained there until his death.

Warrior is preceded in death by one daughter, Kymberlee Warrior; one sister, Annette Warrior; and one brother, Johnnie Lee Warrior.

Survivors include his fiancée, Vicki Soar, four daughters, Alaya, Roshawn, Frankie, Kimberlie, and one son, Frank Warrior Jr., all of the home; two brothers, Clifford and Roger Warrior of Sasakwa; five sisters, Lena Thompson, of Shawnee, Glenda Warrior of Wewoka, Ruthetta Warrior, Pricilla Warrior and Gloria Warrior, all of Sasakwa.

Doris Washington

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Doris Orleen Washington are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, April 8 at the Cowley-Krien Funeral Home Chapel of Sulphur with Rev. Willard McCartney.

Interment will follow at the Dougherty Cemetery under the direction of the Cowley-Krien Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

She died Sunday, April 4, 2004, at the age of 79 at Seminole Hospital.

She was born Dec. 3, 1924, in Prague to Wesley and Francis Sequora Pechacek.

She was born and raised in Prague where she graduated from high school.

She attended Draughan’s Business School in Tulsa after graduation, later moving to Oklahoma City.

She married James B. Washington on May 3, 1952, in Prague.

She lived, worked and raised her family in the Oklahoma City area and moved to the Arbuckle Lake area in 1962 where she lived until she began staying with her daughter in Maud.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Washington in 1991 and her parents.

She is survived by one son, James Washington of Sulphur; one daughter, Cheryl Washington of Maud; one grandson; two brothers, Charles Pechacek. of Seminole and Joe Pechacek. of Houston, Texas; and three sisters, Lara Bell Varner and Mary Frances Ainsworth, both of Oklahoma City and Betty Seabeck of Wellston.

Casket bearers will be Willie Ferguson, Chuck Bellefeuille, Tommy Pechacek., Peter Pechacek, Gordon Varner, Chuck Fawcett, Roger Fawcett and Larry Seabeck.

Honorary bearer will be Darin Rogers.

Jess Wasson

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Jesse R. Wasson are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Stephen Haney officiating.

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

Family will be receiving friends at the First Christian Church after the service.

Wasson died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at the age of 66 in his home in Seminole.

He was born June 8, 1937, in Wesley to Oliver P. Wasson and Syvilla Victory (Carpenter) Wasson.

He married Margaret Sue Harris Wasson on June 20, 1996 at the First Christian Church in Seminole.

Wasson retired after serving in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1955-1975 receiving the Silver Star and Two Crosses of Gallantries for Heroism in Vietnam.

He was a Mastery Gunery Sgt.

He later retired from Dresser Rand Compression Service in Enid.

Wasson was a member of the First Christian Church where he was also a deacon.

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

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Sue Wasson of the home; two sons, Kenneth Wasson of Casper, Wy. and Dave Wasson of Tahlequah; daughter, Shari Welsh and husband, Bill of Lindsay; step-daughter, Jasie Parsons and husband, Jody of Tulsa; step-son, Steven Harris of Seminole; brother, Floyd Wasson and wife, Jeanette of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Myrtle Davidson of Oklahoma City and Rachel Tidmore and husband, Elroy of Sharon; brother-in-law, Ray Fulsom of Okemah; three grandchildren, Sean and Ashley Welsh of Lindsey and Jesse David Wasson of Casper, Wyo.; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Victor Watts

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Victor L. Watts, of Wewoka will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 26 at First Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Internment will be held at Konawa Cemetery in Konawa, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Watts passed away at the Veterans Nursing Center in Ardmore at the age of 76.

Victor was born on January 14, 1928, to Marvin and Kittie (Robbins) Watts.

Victor was raised in the Konawa area and graduated from Konawa High School.

He served in World War 11 as a paratrooper, and then entered the service again in 1950 as a medic in the Korean War.

Victor married Mary Gallagher in Hanford, California on July 5, 1946.

Victor and Mary have been married for 57 years.

Victor was self-employed in the car wash business until his retirement in 2001.

His parents Marvin and Kittie Watts; his four sisters Mildred Watts Patterson, Irene Watts Patterson, Hazel Watts Bohanan, Christine Watts Cranefield, and two brothers Earl Watts, and Roland Watts preceded Victor in death.

Victor is survived by his wife Mary of the home, two daughters Vickie Barkhimer of Wewoka, and Patricia Burleson of Oklahoma City, one brother Jack Watts of Konawa, one grandson Gregory Victor Duggan and wife Christa of Oklahoma City, one great grandson Tristen Duggan of Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers will be V.F.W.

Honorary Pallbearers will be L.D. Tribble, Men’s prayer breakfast, Gerald Hill Sunday school Class, Gary Thomas and Raymond Cain.

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Minnie Webb

Private family services for Seminole resident, Minnie Webb are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 17 with interment to follow at the Crossroads Cemetery in Sasakwa.

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

Webb died Sunday, June 13, 2004, at the age of 94 at the Seminole Medical Center.

She was born April 22, 1910, in Summerville, Mo. to John W. Summers and Lola Alverta Armfield.

She was married to Cletice Allan Webb on April 2, 1927, in Sasakwa.

She moved to Seminole 11 years ago, from Phoenix, Ariz.

She was a housewife.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband on May 24, 1992, and one infant daughter, Billie Jean Webb.

She is survived by one sister, Veta Choate.

Ray Webber

Services for former Seminole resident Ray Webber are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Lindsay. Revs. Randy Allen and Aaron Lokey are scheduled to officiate.

Interment will be at the Little Cemetery.

Funeral services are under the direction of B.G. Boydston Funeral Home.

Webber died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at Norman Regional Hospital. He was 83.

Webber was born May 13, 1921, in Stonebluff to Ed and Stella Webber.

Webber married Violet Warrington on Sept. 18, 1941.

From 1943-45, Webber served his country in Europe with Company 1, 275th Infantry Regiment 70th Division.

He worked in the oil field industry and retired from ARCO in 1982.

He was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Lindsay where he served as a deacon.

Webber way preceded in death by his parents; his twin sister, Fay Elrich; sister, Lena Mae Long; and brother, Edward Webber.

He is survived by his wife, Violet; one sister, Juanita Vandergriff; one son, Tom of Kalamazoo, Mich.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Baptist Home by contacting the office at the First Baptist Church, Lindsay.

Condolences may be sent to the Webber family online at www.boydstonefuneralhome.com.

Elsie Fern Welch

Funeral services for Seminole resident Elsie Fern Welch are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Temple of Praise with Rev. Harold Turner officiating.

Interment is to follow services at Little Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends from 4 – 8 p.m. on Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Welch, 86, died Nov. 5, 2004 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home. She was born in Eddy to Homer Kay Sr. and Ada May (O’Dell) Kay on Jan. 25, 1918.

She married Hubert Welch Aug. 11, 1934 in Oklahoma City and has lived in Seminole since 1952. Welch was a Protestant and a member of the Temple of Praise Church.

Her husband and daughter, Rebecca Welch Dunn, preceded her in death.

She is survived by six sons, Butch Welch of Seminole, Bud Welch of Dustin, Richard Welch of Alpharetta, Ga., Don Welch of Dewey, Ariz., Michael Welch of Tuttle, and Dean Welch of Seminole; two daughters, Carol Christensen of Burnsville, Minn. and Melodie Fulmer of Edmond.

In addition, three brothers, Billy Kay, Millard Kay and Homer Kay Jr.; 24 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren also survivor her.

The pallbearers for the services will be her grandsons and the honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Louise Welsh

Funeral services for longtime Seminole teacher, Louise Welsh are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 16 at the Swearingen Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Gary O. Wilburn officiating.

Interment will follow at Green Hill Cemetery in Lindsay under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Welsh died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at the age of 93, at her Seminole residence.

She was born April 27, 1910, in Chanute, Kan. to Sarah Hattie Robinson Welch and William Jasper Welsh.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Oklahoma College for Women (OCW) in Chickasha and a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

She was a Phi Beta Kappa scholar.

She taught 32 years in the Seminole Public Schools and Seminole Junior College beginning in 1932.

She taught history, English, Spanish and government.

She had an avid interest in the history of Seminole, and even co-authored a book, "History of the Greater Oil Field," with fellow faculty members, Willia Mae Townes and John Morris.

Welsh joined the Department of History at OU in 1964 where she taught for 13 years, completing 45 years of teaching.

She was Chairman of the Social Studies Certificate Program Committee and a member of the Education Professions Division Council.

Under the Prospective Teacher’s Fellowship Program, she wrote the Academic Plan and acted as Assistant Director.

In 1977, she retired and returned to Seminole.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, PEO, Self Culture Club, and a charter member of AAUW.

In 1985, Delta Kappa Gamma honored her with their Red Rose award.

She served as president of the Seminole Branch of Church Women United, the Seminole Historical Society, the Seminole Public Library and was elected to the Seminole Hall of Fame in 1983.

Welsh enjoyed reading, gardening and cooking.

She applied to these, the same enthusiasm and perfection she had devoted to education throughout her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She leaves a long list of friends and especially many students whose lives she has touched.

Pallbeares will be James Streets, Bill Tyo, David Cook, Gene Bergerson, Jeff James and Josh Pyron.

Honorary pallbearers are Leon Freeman, Duane Oliver, Rob Pyron, Dr. Brendan O’Keeffe, Zack Pyron and Dr. Rodney McCrory.

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Jerry Wheeler

Funeral services for Seminole native, Jerry Allen Wheeler are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 30 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Kirk Goss officiating.

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

Wheeler died Friday, March 26, 2004, at the age of 24 at his residence in Bethany.

He was born Aug. 14, 1979, in Seminole to Cindy Pauline Wheeler.

He has worked in the oilfields as a rough neck and has lived in the Oklahoma City area since he was three.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jimmy Wheeler and great grandmother and great grandfather.

He is survived by his mother, Cindy Wheeler of Oklahoma City; one son, Dayton Wheeler and two daughters, Ashli Taylor and Emily Wheeler, all of Oklahoma City; three brothers, Kolt, Joey and Kristopher Kelough of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Keena and Heaven Kelough, both of Oklahoma City and Nichol Kelough of Alaska.

Serving as pall bearers will be Jim Wheeler, Darin Wheeler, Merion Wheeler, Kolt Kelough, Brian Rowe and Earnest Kelough.

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Lillie Ann Whisenhunt

SASAKWA – A family memorial service for Sasakwa resident Lillie Ann Whisenhunt is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Sasakwa Assembly of God, Pastor Wes Martin officiating.

Whisenhunt died in her home Sunday Nov. 14, 2002, after a house fire. She was 70.

She was born in Coal County May 2, 1934, to James and Cleo Wheat.

Whisenhunt attended Jackson School in Oklahoma City.

She retired from Western Electric in 1986.

Whisenhunt has lived in Sasakwa for the past 12 years and was a member of the Cornerstone Assembly Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents James and Cleo Wheat and one sister, Cordia Howry.

Whisenhunt is survived by three children, Linda Queern of Asberry, Va., Joyce Pyeatt of Cake Jackson, Texas, and Kenneth Raymond Williford of Omaha, Neb.; two sisters, June Badgett of Oklahoma City, and Ruth Albertson of Sasakwa; and one brother, Raymond Wheat of Oklahoma City.

Clovis White

Graveside services for Seminole resident, Clovis Lewis White are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole, with interment to follow.

Rev. Mitch C. Williams will officiate and services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

White died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at the age of 66 at his home in Seminole.

He was born Feb. 22, 1938, in Cleveland, Wis. to George Hamilton White and Anna (Lewis) White.

He was married to Judy (Lene) White on Aug. 2, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minn.

He was a heavy equipment operator and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He moved to Seminole from Okemah, 16 years ago.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy White on May 29, 2002; his parents, one grandchild, Hailey White in Nov. 2002, and two sons, George White on Aug. 29, 2002 and Mark White in 1963.

He is survived by four sons, Greg White, Troy White, Nick White and Trent White, all of Seminole and nine grandchildren.

Jackie Kever White

A worship service celebrating the life of Seminole native Jackie Kever White, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Clinton.

Rev. Carol Waters will officiate.

Services will be under the direction of Stanley-Lee Funeral Home of Clinton.

White died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004 a day before her 79th birthday.

She was born on Jan. 21, 1925 to E.N. and Nettie Kever in Seminole.

White graduated from Seminole High School in 1942 and traveled to California with her older sisters and their families to work in the war effort.

White and her husband-to-be, James F. "Jim" White, courted in San Francisco during the early war years and were married in Seminole on Oct. 20, 1945.

The couple established a photographic studio in Seminole, and in 1946, White studied oil coloring of photographs with the late Viva Fay Lefler in Clinton.

In 1962, the family moved to Clinton where both Jackie and Jim were employed by Blunck’s Studio, Inc.

White was the director of sales and marketing before retiring in 1987.

She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church where she served as elder.

White loved to play bridge, cook, camp, read, work crossword puzzles, and most of all, spend time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Jim White; two children, Leslie Adkins, Abilene, Texas, and Jeffrey White, Ames, Iowa; one sister, Rhie Hudson, Odessa, Texas; and four grandchildren.

Leon White

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident, Leon Moore White are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Chris Stinnett officiating.

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

The family will receive friends at the funeral home for visitation on Friday, Feb. 20 from 5-7 p.m.

White died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at the age of 90 at HCR Manor Care Nursing Home in N. Richland Hills, Texas.

He was born Aug. 3, 1913, in Kingston Springs, Tenn. to William Sam White and Lena Irene (Moore) White.

He moved to the Seminole area with his family in 1915 and then to the city of Seminole in 1923.

He graduated from Seminole High School in 1923 and from the University of Oklahoma in 1936 with a degree in Business Administration.

He joined the Home Lumber Company in 1936 and married Ruth Edwards in 1939.

From this union came two daughters, Linda and Karen.

They also have two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was co-owner of the Home Lumber Company in Seminole from 1936-1972.

White served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1941-1946, and retired from the U.S. Army Reserve with the rank of Lt. Colonel.

White was active member of the Lions Club for 40 years and a former president of the organization.

He served nine years on the Seminole Board of Education, was a member of the Campfire Board of Directors for 15 years, served five years on the Board of Directors of the Salvation Army, was a charter member of the Seminole Historical Society and its Board of Directors.

White was also a member of the Seminole Industrial Development Foundation and served as the treasurer, playing a major role in the industrial development efforts of Seminole.

He was an Eagle Scout during his youth and was a member of the Eagle Scout Board of Review for the Canadian Valley District.

White was also a member of the executive board for the Last Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America and was an active member of the Chamber of Commerce.

He was a member of the Church of Christ and was a 32nd Degree KCCH Mason.

He was inducted into the Seminole Hall of Fame and in 1996, the White’s moved to Fort Worth, Texas to be close to their daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

White was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Sam Herbert White and Arthor Lee White.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Edwards White of N. Richland Hills, Texas; two daughters, Karen White Brownlee and husband, Michael of New York, N.Y. and Linda White Wade and her husband, Joe of Fort Worth, Texas; one brother, Buford White and wife Linda of Shawnee; two grandchildren, Jolynn Behringer and husband Blake, and Wendy Wade; and two great grandchildren, Jake and Wade Behringer.

Pall bearers will be Bob Jones, Melvin Moran, Thurman Edwards Jr., Cecil Sullivan, Phil Neill, Bill Parks, Hulett Edgmon and Jim Keisman.

Honorary bearers will be Bob Clausing, J.D. Wood, Phillip Parks, Emery Magruder and Ron Austin.

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Mavery Lou White

A graveside memorial service and burying of the ashes for Mavery Lou White will be held at 2 p.m. at Sallisaw City Cemetery in Sallisaw. The family members will direct the services.

Mavery Lou White, 83, passed away Sept. 20, 2004 at Rose Manor Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 30, 1920 in Macon, Ga., to Barney and Chloe Kastner.

Her family moved from Macon, Ga. to Shawnee in 1932 and resided north of Shawnee. She attended North Rock Creek School.

White worked as a health care provider in hospitals and nursing homes in the Shawnee and Seminole areas. She had a special gift of taking care of the elderly and people that were in need.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Wesley Coble, son Carl Coble, and eight siblings.

Her survivors include daughter Barbara Adams of Shawnee; daughter and son-in-law Pat (White) and Greg Westerman of Tulsa; son Dean White of Seminole; sisters Mildred Simmonson, Bernice Davis, and Ruth Manor, all of Bakersfield, Calif.; brothers Junior Kastner and Clarence Kastner also of Bakersfield, Calif.; eight grandsons; 17 great-grandchildren; and 17 great great-grandchildren.

Maxine White

SHAWNEE – Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Maxine White are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Funeral Home.

Brother Tim Emmons will officiate.

White died Sunday, July 11, 2004, at a Prague nursing home at the age of 84.

She was born Jan. 5, 1920, in Booneville, Miss., to Marcas and Mattie (Martin) Walden.

She attended school at Prairie Valley School and graduated from Paden High School.

She worked for The Seminole Company as a secretary and was a member of First Baptist Church of Prague.

She was married to Ervin White for over 60 years before his death in 2001.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Bill, Olan and Cotton Walden.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald White of McLoud and Donald White of Harrah; three grandsons; thee great-granddaughters; three brothers, Junior, Harold and Earl Walden, all of Prague; and one sister, Eilene Goode, Oklahoma City.

‘Edith’ Marie Williams

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident, "Edith" Marie Williams of Eufaula were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 3, at the Oakwood Cemetery of Wewoka with the Revs. Brandon Scott McCombs and Roger Jackson officiating.

Services were under the direction of Hunn, Black and Merritt Funeral Home of Eufaula.

Williams died Friday, April 30, 2004, at the age of 93 at the St. John Medical Center of Tulsa.

She was born on Dec. 9, 1910, in Maud, the daughter of T.J. and Clemmie (Hubbard) French.

She graduated from high school and worked in an ammunition plant in San Diego, Calif.

In 1927, Edith married James B. McCombs in Holdenville.

She later married Jessie James Williams in 1946 in Edmond.

He preceded her in death in 1981.

Williams was a homemaker, as well as a member of the Suncrest Baptist Church.

Williams was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Betty Jane Mauldin and one great grandchild, Logan Christopher.

Survivors include her sons, Bill D. Williams of Eufaula, James Bernard McCombs of San Diego, Calif., Billy Ray McCombs of Tulsa, and Bobby Joe Williams of Yukon; daughter, Doris Bitting of Muskogee.

She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

Flora Williams

Services for Wewoka resident Flora Williams are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, at Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka. Interment will be at the Westwood Cemetery.

Williams died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004. She was 77.

Howard-Harris Funeral Services are handling arrangements.

Hershell Williams

Funeral services for Hershel H. Williams, 95, will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Minister Bob Douglas officiating.

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

Williams passed away Father’s Day, Sunday, June 20, 2004, at his home.

He was born December 5, 1908, in Wewoka to Jim and Mary (Rhoades) Williams.

He was the youngest of twelve children, all who have preceded him in death.

He graduated from Wewoka High School and attended East Central State College in Ada.

He married Bertie Williams on March 1, 1936, in Ada.

They were married 68 years and three daughters were born of this union.

Hershel and Bertie owned and operated George’s Cleaners for 42 years.

In 1975, they retired to the family farm north of Wewoka, where they continued to reside.

They are members of the First Baptist Church of Wewoka.

Williams is preceded in death by two daughters, Helen and Lorraine, his parents, and his brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Bertie, of the home, one daughter, Dorothy Sadeghy of Edmond, three grandchildren, Wayne Sadeghy and Cie Jackson, of Edmond, and Shannon Clayton of Oklahoma City, and three great-grandchildren, Shereen and Shayna Jackson of Edmond and James Clayton of Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers will be James Clayton, Durward Tucker, Cecil Moore, Gerald Hill, Tony Sheffield, Wayne Sadeghy and Jim Bicknell.

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Myrtle Faye Williams

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Myrtle Faye (Ward) Williams are set for 2 p.m. Friday, at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka.

Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home. Rev. Dan Factor is set to officiate.

Williams died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, at the age of 84, in her home in Oklahoma City.

She was born June 20, 1920, in Henryetta, to George J. and Myrtle Mundell Ward.

She lived in Sasakwa and Wewoka before moving to Oklahoma City in 1968, where she worked as a seamstress.

She was preceded in death by her husband Frazier Williams in 1997, two sisters and three brothers.

Williams is survived by her son Roy "Gene" Williams of Oklahoma City, her daughter Carmelita C. Palmer of Shawnee, her sister Lenora Bougio of Oklahoma City, and her special daughter-in-law Lenita Williams of Oklahoma City.

Additional survivors included seven grandchildren: Tony Palmer, Kevin Palmer, Alicia Palmer, Shaun Palmer, Jason Palmer, Ryan Williams and Regina Williams; eight great-grandchildren: Michelle Palmer, Nicole Palmer, Victoria Palmer, Kyle Palmer, Tyler Palmer, Jarod Palmer, Josie Palmer and Marisa Williams.

Pallbearers will be Eugene Ward, Kevin Palmer, Shaun Palmer, Jason Palmer, Oval Lee Ward, Jason Palmer, Kyle Palmer, Tyler Palmer and Sonny Ward. Tony Palmer is the honorary pallbearer.

Richard ‘Tommy’ Williams

Services for Wewoka resident Richard "Tommy" Williams are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday in the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Paskel Bevan and Carl Whitfield will officiate.

Interment will be at the Little Cemetery.

Williams died in his home on Monday, Oct. 25, 2004. He was 74.

Born July 25, 1930, to Willie and Alice (Boatman) Williams in Sylvian, he later attended Pikes Peak School in Seminole.

Williams married Oleta Watters on August 24, 1951, in Gainsville, Texas.

Williams joined the Army for the Korean War, serving from 1951-53.

After returning home, Williams worked as an oil field worker for Cook Oil Company in Wewoka.

He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Cromwell.

Williams was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Carlene Pigeut; and one brother Alton Quinton Williams.

He is survived by his wife of the home; two sons, Jimmy and Steve Williams; one daughter, Diana Watson; one brother, Willie Williams all of Cromwell; two sisters, Bernice Breece of Cromwell and Virginia Kirkland of Wewoka; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are scheduled to be Jason, Steve P. and, Jordan Williams, Kelly Cook, Bert McDowell and Donny Watters.

Honorary Pallbearers are scheduled to be Doyle and Glen Cook, Lewis Tiger, Bob Kennedy and fellow employees of Cook Oil Company.

Robert L. Williams

Funeral services for Seminole resident Robert L. "Bob" Williams are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist church with Rev. Tommy Clark officiating.

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

Williams, 82, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004 at Unity Health Center North at Shawnee. He was born in Sulphur on Jan. 10, 1922 to William Turner Williams II and Barbara (Brice) Williams.

He married Florene Hill on Sept. 6, 1942 in Norman. Williams retired after 35 years of service at Southwestern Bell Telephone in the Engineer Department.

Williams was a veteran of the United States Navy where he was a Carpenter’s Mate 3rd Class U.S. Naval Reserve Seabees (CB). He worked in the construction division, which went in early and built landing strips for the planes flying in to prepare for the Japanese war in the South Pacific.

After retirement he enjoyed golf and giving golfing lessons to young people. Williams lived in Ada for 40years before moving to Seminole in October 1988.

His wife of the home; son Gerald Williams of Cromwell; daughter Cathy Nimmo of Norman; two brothers, Jack and Dale Williams of Norman; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren survives him.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to the First Baptist Church Falls Creek Cabin Building Fund.

William F. Williamson

Funeral services for William Farrow Williamson, father of Wewoka resident Ferril Williamson, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at McConnell Funeral Chapel in Greenwood, Ark.

Dr. Brad Williamson will officiate, with interment in Lovelace Cemetery, Wichervile, Ark., under the direction of Walker Funeral Service, Shawnee.

Williamson died Sunday, July 4, 2004, at Unity North Hospital, Shawnee, at the age of 96.

He was born Dec. 31, 1908, in Greenwood, to John Broadus and Nellie (John) Williamson.

He graduated from Greenwood High School and worked in the aircraft industry and in radio and television repair.

He was a deacon in the Baptist church.

He married Pearlia Oral Thomas in September, 1933. She died June 5, 1987.

He married Leola Blackwell on Dec. 12, 1993; she survives him of the home.

Besides his wife and his son in Wewoka, other survivors include a daughter, Treva Affentranger, Shawnee; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one brother, Dale, of Greenwood; and one sister, Margie, of Mansfield, Ark.

Louise ‘Lou’

Willis

Memorial celebration for Seminole native, Louise "Lou" Willis will be held at 12 noon Monday, Jan. 12, at Restland Memorial Chapel, led by Pastor Mark Farrish of Lake Highlands Baptist Church.

Interment will follow.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday between 2 - 4 p.m.

Louise died at her home in Dallas on January 8, 2004, at the age of 81 from complications of a stroke.

Lou will be missed by all who knew and loved her and will be remembered for her passion for life, friends, family and her faith in the Lord.

Lou was a prominent figure in the Lakewood community as owner of the Party Parlor, real estate broker, philanthropist and church volunteer.

Lou was born July 1, 1922, in Seminole and is survived by her husband of 59 years, S.C. Willis, Jr. and children Donnetta Willis of Waco; Alissa Pitman, of Flower Mound; Tanya Alexander of Grapevine, and Mark Willis of Dallas; three grandchildren, Arden Pitman Miller; Stacy Alexander Sterner and husband Jeremy of Belleville, Ill. and Wiley L. Alexander, III of Plano; four great-grandchildren, Sarah Ann and Genaveve Elise Miller; Hannah Marie Rollefson and Brenden Patrick Sterner.

Lou was preceded in death by her parents Ruby and Carl Griffin, brother Thurmon Griffin, and great-aunt Roberta Earles Wimberly.

She leaves a brother and sister and their families: Jerrell Daigle of Stewart, Tenn. and Elizabeth Boragno of Fresno, Calif.

In honor of her love of music and song, memorial contributions may be made to the Dallas Symphony Chorus at Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street, Suite 300, Dallas, Texas 75201-2497 or St. Paul Hospice, 8150 Brookriver Dr., Dallas, Texas 75247.

Floyd Willoughby

Services for Floyd Willoughby, a long time Seminole resident, will be held on July 26, 2004 at 10.00 a.m. at the Church of Christ at Little. Rusty Dawson will be officiating. Burial ceremony will follow after the services at Little Cemetery.

Willoughby died July 22, 2004 at his home in Seminole County at the age of 80.

He was born March 13, 1924 to Donald Jefferson Willoughby and Pearl May (Early) Willoughby in Charaha area, Seminole County

He attended Charaha and Strothers schools.

Willoughby first worked in federal services as a surgical technician in the Army Medical Corps during World War II.

He served in the European campaign and received the following commendations:

Bronze Star, Good Conduct medal, American Campaign medal, European-African- Mid-East medal, and the World II Victory medal.

In December 1945 he was discharged as a Corporal.

In 1948, Willoughby began his civil service career at Tinker Air Force Base, and was assigned as a sheet metal worker.

He spent his entire tenure at the base in the department. After almost 26 years of Federal Service to his credit he retired to the Twin Oak area with his family.

On July15, 1946 he married Lillie Anna (McDonald) Willoughby. They had one daughter Anna Marie (Willoughby) Thompson.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Lillie Willoughby; his daughter Anna Marie (Willoughby) Thompson, two granddaughters and their husbands Lena and Jim Hearrell and Katie and Sgt. Warren Neil Rattan.

He is also survived by five great grandchildren; Kaitlyn Ann Hearrell, Emily Marie Hearell, twins Taylor Dee and Tyler Lee Hearell, and Cami Paige Rattan.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jim and Doyle Willoughby, and one sister Avis Marie ( Willoughby) Motes.

Although he was the last remaining member of his family he never went without the love, help, friendship and brotherly kinship and prayers he would know Christ when he married into the McDonald clan.

He was never without the things only a family could give. He wasn’t just an in-law, but family thanks to the love shown by: Burnard and Myrtle McDonald, James and Esther McDonald, and Leon and Betty McDonald. And one late dear sister-in-law, Marie McDonald, who he shared and celebrated the same birthday (a trip to Bob’s).

Pallbearers will be Walter Shepard, Dempsey Chesser, Tex Gleichman, Dale Gibson, Ralph Castor, and Elbert Brown.

Honorary bearers will be Raymond Smith, Cleve Chandler, Johnnie Malone, Dr. Tony Haddad, Lindell moore, Freddie Thomsen, and Charlie Lawler.

Swearingen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Wilson

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Helen Marjorie (Harris) Wilson are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Russell Vicars officiating.

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

Wilson died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at the age of 88 at Seminole Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 1, 1915, in Keokuk Falls to Sidney R. Harris and Tennie (Dewran) Harris.

She married John "Quimby" Wilson on Oct. 25, 1935 in Seminole.

He preceded her in death on April 1, 2004.

She was a beauty operator and worked from her home.

She was also a member of the First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant daughter; five brothers, Claud C., Jack, Dan, Roy and Paul Harris; and three sisters, Opal Dollar, Mabel Cox and Mary Andrews.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Paulette Wilson of Edmond and Sid and Lynette Wilson of Ponte Vedra, Fla.; two sisters, Ruth Cavin of San Lorenzo, Calif. and Eva Emmerson of San Leandro, Calif.; three grandchildren, Blake, Courtney and Sean Wilson; and two great grandchildren, Taylor Ann Wilson and Caleb Wilson.

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J.Q. Wilson

Funeral services for life long Seminole resident, J.Q. "Quimby" Wilson are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 3 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole with Russell Vicars officiating.

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

Wilson died Thursday, April 1, 2004, at the age of 92 at Edmond Specialty Hospital in Edmond.

He was born Oct. 6, 1911, in Seminole to John Thomas Wilson and Maud (Higdon) Wilson.

He was married to Helen (Harris) Wilson on Oct. 25, 1935.

He was a resident engineer for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

The Wewoka Creek Bridge south of Seminole was named the John Quimby Wilson Bridge, in his honor and was dedicated in 1977.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seminole, the Masonic Lodge and was grandmaster.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter; two sisters, Lorene Wilson and Ester Wilson and three brothers, Gilbert Wilson, Woodrow Wilson and Wilburn Wilson.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Wilson of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Sid Wilson and his wife, Lynette of Ponte Vedra, Fla and John Wilson and his wife, Paulette of Edmond; two sisters, Irene Lawrene of Pauls Valley and Helen Williamson of Hemet, Calif.; three grandchildren, Blake, Courtney and Sean Wilson and two great grandchildren, Taylor Ann and Caleb Braydon Wilson.

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Jane Ann Wilson, age 40, passed away in her home on June 9, 2004, in Wewoka. She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, April 1, 1964, to Harold Ray Wilson and Jan Jones Wilson. She attended Cleveland Schools and was saved at the First Baptist Church in Cleveland, OK, at the age of thirteen.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 P. M., Saturday, June 12, 2004, at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Wewoka, with Rev. Roger McElroy officiating. Interment will be in the Holdenville Cemetery.

She is preceded in death by her father, Harold Ray Wilson, and her grandparents, Barney Wilson, Dorothy and Fred Jones.

Survivors:

Mother: Jan Wilson of Wewoka

Two sons: Jacob Everett Waller, Denver, CO

Jared William Maxwell Wilson, Holdenville

One brother: Roger Wilson of Holdenville, OK

Grandmother: Sylvia Wilson of Holdenville, OK

Uncles and aunts: Don Wilson of Louisville, TX

Jim and Norman Wilson, Sand Springs, OK

June and Buddy Grizzle, Holdenville, OK

Alan and Shirley Jones, Edmond, OK

Larry and Trena Jones, Fort Worth, TX

Charles and Jackie Clayton, McCloud, OK

Dale and Audrey Jones, Spaulding, OK

Judy Smith, McAlester, OK

Pallbearers will be Jared Wilson, Jacob Waller, John Wilson, Dustin Fearn, Brian Fearn, and Phillip Forman.

Honorary bearers will be Victor Pryor, George Waller, Jack Labelle and Bill Maxwell.

Mother to many,

Daughter to two,

Sister to one

We will all miss you.

Terrisa Wilson

Graveside services for Seminole resident, Terrisa Lynn Wilson were scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 10 at the Stroud Cemetery in Stroud with Rev. Don Wilburn officiating.

Services are under the direction of the Parks Brothers Funeral Service of Stroud.

Wilson died Monday, March 8, 2004, at the age of 36 in Oklahoma City.

She was born Sept. 18, 1967, in McAlester to Ken and Audrey (Jackson) Bates.

She was a nursing home cook and attended the Baptist Church.

Her grandparents preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son, John Wilson of Seminole; one daughter, Margaret Williams of Wichita Falls, Texas; her parents, Ken and Audrey Bates of Seminole; one sister, Twilla Wilson of Seminole; one granddaughter and many other relatives and friends.

Eliza Wind

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Eliza Mae Wind are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, March 22 at the Wind family home with Speaker David Wayne Deere officiating.

A wake service will be held at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 20.

She will be taken to her home at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, with wake service to follow.

Interment will follow at the Wind family cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Wind died Thursday, March 18., 2004, at the age of 73.

She was born July 22, 1930, in the Sand Creek area to Harry and Nettie Bell.

She attended Cromwell and Eufaula schools and was a lifelong member of Fish Pond Tribal Town.

She worked in maintenance at the Creek Nation Hospital and retired in 1992.

She was married to David Wind Jr.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Nettie Bell; her husband, David Wind Jr. on Jan. 15, 2000; one sister, Francis Cosar; and one brother, Tema Tiger.

She is survived by her children, Laverna Wind of Cromwell and Nelson Wind of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren two brothers, Leon Bell of Ada and Kelly Bell of Shawnee; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pall bearers will be Andy Ray Butler, Vincent Butler, Donald Hale, Terry Yahola, Mark Little and Frank Coachman.

Honorary bearers will be Traditional Ceremony Groundsmen.

Alice Winn

Funeral services for Sasakwa native Alice Winn are set for Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at St. Paul Baptist Church in Wewoka, under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Rev. R. Woods and Rev. John Berry are scheduled to officiate.

Burial will be at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Winn died Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, in Wewoka, at the age of 87.

She was born May 13, 1917 in Sasakwa, to Pearline Barkus and Bobby Cudjo.

Winn was raised in Wewoka, and later moved to Holdenville. She continued to live in Holdenville until the time of her death.

She was a domestic worker.

Winn was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one sister, Edna Marine.

She is survived by a son, Milford Johnson, of St. Paul, Minn.; a brother, Rev. Jimmy Lee Cudjo, Arkansas; two sisters in Oklahoma City; four grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Jimmy ‘Frosty’ Wise

Funeral services for Seminole native, Jimmy "Frosty" Wise are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, June 3 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Samuel Trimiar and Kelly Tiger officiating.

Interment will follow at the England family cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Wake services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 2 at the Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wise died Sunday, May 30, 2004, at the age of 59 in Meeker.

He was born Sept. 7, 1944, in Seminole to Lewis Wise and Mandy (Tiger) Wise.

He married Mary E. (Postoak) on Dec. 10, 1983, at the Dixon Chapel in Garvin County.

He graduated from Bowlegs High School.

Wise was pastor of the Sandy Hill Baptist Church for several years.

He was also in business administration and was the former mayor of Meeker.

Wise served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era and on the Seminole Housing Authority, Seminole Nation Council and band chairman.

He was a member of the Sandy Hill Baptist Church where he pastored until his retirement due to his health.

He is survived by his wife, Mary E. Wise of the home; one son, Charles Epperson of Meeker; four daughters, Amy Dawn Wise Gill of Oklahoma City, Jimmie Sue Wise Anderson of Tulsa, Stephanie Rae Wise Sullivan of Alaska and Adah Renee Wise of Meeker; three step children, Ronald Gene Ahnaitty Jr. and William Joseph Ahnaitty, both of Shawnee and Kathy Ahnaitty Beavers of Dallas, Texas; father, Lewis Wise of Seminole; six brothers, Jack Wise of Grove, Evans Wise of Meeker, Winfred Joe Wise of Ixl, Timothy Wise of Weleetka, Terry Wise of Cherokee and Gerald Wise of Shawnee; five sisters, Elizabeth Middleton, Mae Wise, Annie Dixon and Geraldine Wise, all of Seminole and Charlene Lowe of Glenpool; and nine grandchildren.

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Andrew Wise-Talamasey

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Andrew Wise-Talamasey, will be held at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, May 5 at the Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church in Wewoka, with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating.

Wake services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 3 at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, Wewoka.

He will be taken to Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4.

Interment will be in the Narcomey family cemetery in Bowlegs, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Andrew Wise-Talamasey, died Saturday, May 1, 2004, at the age of 59 in Shawnee.

He was born Oct. 24, 1944, in Seminole County, to Andy and Johna (Johnson) Wise-Talamasey.

He was reared in the Seminole County area and he also attended New Model School, Chilocco Indian School and Tulsa Welding School.

He was employed by Harco, in Oklahoma City, until his retirement in 1990.

He was baptized on Dec. 18, 2003, and became a member of Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Phena Jo Wise-Talamasey; one son, Jessie Wise-Talamasey; one granddaughter, Jesse Golden; one grandson, Jackie Gorsuch, Jr.; and three sisters, Margaret Hill, Linda Jones, and Christen Wise-Talamasey.

He is survived by his special friend, Carolyn Talamasey, Seminole; four daughters, Madelyn Pebworth, Seminole, Andi Talamasey, Oklahoma City, Lana West, Bristow, and Delores Talamasey, Shawnee; life long companion, Shirley Talamasey of Shawnee; four brothers, Kennedy Wise-Talamasey of Bowlegs, Ruben Wise-Talamasey of Seminole, Ellis "Eli" Wise-Talamasey of Ada, and Houston Wise-Talamasey of Pollock, La; one sister, Angel Wise-Talamasey of Ada, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will Moses Factor, Brent Factor, Ruben Talamasey, Adam West, Van Johnson, and Sawake Sulphur.

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Karen Wolf

Funeral services for Seminole resident Karen Sue Wolf were scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday March 6 at Little River Mission Church with Rev. Danny Faulkner officiating.

Interment will follow at Wolf family cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Wolf died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at the age of 45 west of Seminole.

She was born Sept.13, 1958, in Inglewood, Calif. to Redmond Wolf and Kizzie Kay (Tiger) Wolf.

She lived most of her life in Seminole and was a member of Little River Mission Church.

She was a homemaker and was employed at Seminole Estates Nursing Home as a nurse’s aide.

She was preceded in death by her mother; one sister, Margie Wolf; and one brother, Eric Wolf.

She is survived by three sons, Dale Harrison of Earlsboro, Jessie D. Harrison of Seminole and Jacob Lee Harrison of Tulsa; two daughters, Amy Denise Harrison and Autumn Dawn Harrison, both of Seminole; four brothers, Johnny Wolf, Curtis Wolf and Redmond Wolf Jr.. all of Seminole, and Roger Wolf of California; two sisters, Miselda Wolf of Wewoka and Charlotte Wolf of Seminole; and seven grandchildren.

Casket bearers were Ronnie Cole, Jared Grisso, Chris Harjo, Philip Harrison, Stephen Wolf and Mike Bunner.

Honorary bearers were Eric Coley and Lloyd Martin.

Shelly Wolf

Funeral services for infant, Shelly Rence Wolf are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Hitchitee Church with Revs. Paul Wolf and Redmond Wolf officiating.

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

Wolf died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at the age of one day at Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City..

She was born Jan. 30, 2004, at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, to Joseph Joey Wolf and Ariellia Marie Tanyan.

She was preceded in death by great grandparents, George and Nessie Tiger, and Jack and Buster Wolf.

She is survived by her parents, Joseph Wolf and Ariellia Tanyan of the home, grandparents, Clara Tiger and Artemus Tanyan, both of Seminole, Elizabeth and Ed Lagrone of Muskogee, and Larry and Lisa Wolf of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Destiny Tanyan, Georgina Tanyan and Kristan Wolf, all of Seminole; and two brothers, Michael Wolf of Seminole and Wyatt Wolf of Konawa.

Pall bearers will be Daniel Tanyan, Adam Tanyan, Afton Hill, Michael Wolf, Tony Tiger, Josh Craig, Leo Moppin and Daniel Haney.

Billy Wolfe

Funeral services for Seminole County native, Billy Wolfe of Lamar, were held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 at the Wewoka Indian Baptist Church with Revs. Houston Tiger and Fred Lindsey officiating.

Interment followed at the Lamar Cemetery with full military honors performed by the United States Army Honor Guard.

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

Wolfe died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at the age of 71 at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born Oct. 19, 1932, in Wewoka to Timmie and Lizzie (Gouge) Wolfe.

He was reared and attended schools in the Spaulding area, graduating from Spaulding High School.

He joined the United States Army and made it his career, serving for twenty years; he is a veteran of both Korea and Viet Nam.

Wolfe retired from the military in 1973, and returned to Wewoka, where he worked for the Lillian Russell, Custom Size and Big Yank clothing manufacturing companies until the factories closed.

He married Christine Davis on May 3, 1980, in Lamar, and the two of them have made their home there since that time.

Watching wrestling on TV was one of his favorite pastimes.

He cherished his Indian heritage and was a very active participant in stomp dances and other cultural traditions.

Wolfe was a member of the Wewoka Indian Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Christine, of the home; five sons, Ted Isham, Richard Glen Isham, Jerome Allen Isham, Michael Isham and David Isham; three daughters, Susan Hoke-tee' Long, Luci Wolfe and Arlene Isham; twenty-three grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Timmie and Lizzie Wolf, and one brother, Wilbert Wolf.

Pallbearers were Joe Jackson, Jim Factor, Justin Bruner, Jack Harjo, Coche Harjo and Ricky Harjo.

Honorary pallbearers were Hillabee Ceremonial Grounds.

Sampson Burnett Wolfe

Memorial services for former Wewoka resident Sampson Burnett Wolfe are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday at Wewoka Indian Baptist Church.

Wolfe died Sept. 30, 2004 in Santa Clara, Calif. He was born in Wewoka on Sept. 13, 1934 to Lizzie Gaino and Timmy Wolfe.

Two brothers, Billy and Wilbert Wolfe precede him in death.

He is survived by his children, Barbara Ann, Sampson Thomas, Sharon Elizabeth, Robert Steven, Wendy Beth, and Barbara Ann Corriere; brother Nazzie Davis; sister Martha Yahola; seven grandchildren, Crystal Elizabeth Wolfe, Daniel Raymond Gutierrez, Michael Ruben James, David Harold and Richard Randall Roebuck, Nicholas Alexander and Dominic Anthony Corriere; and great-grandson Daniel Michael Gutierrez.

Donations may be made to the Wewoka Indian Baptist Church, in care of Wolfe’s uncle, Frank Leitka, at P.O. Box 1157 Wewoka, OK 74884.

Marie ‘Randie’ Wolzen

Funeral services for Wewoka native Marie "Randie" Wolzen are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Keller, Texas, under the direction of Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home of Colleyville, Texas.

Burial is set to follow at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Wolzen died Monday, July 5, 2004, in Arlington, Texas.

Wolzen was born Aug. 17, 1936, in Wewoka, to J.W. Chaney and Lillian Chaney.

She was a mortgage banker, spending 35 years in the banking and mortgage business.

She was a lifetime member of ESA Sorority.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Wolzen is survived by her husband, Dean B. Wolzen; a daughter, Diane Rowlett of Wewoka; son, Brian Rowlett of Lawton; five step-sons: Terry Wolzen, Roanoke, Texas, Tim Wolzen of Choctaw, Troy Wolzen of Harrah, Barry Wolzen of Trophy Club, Texas, and Bart Wolzen of Hurst, Texas.

She also had 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Hymnal Fund at Messiah Lutheran Church, at 1308 Whitley Road, Keller, Texas.

 

O.L. Wood

Private family services for former Seminole resident, O.L. Wood of Shawnee were held by the family.

Wood died Thursday, May 27, 2004, at the age of 87 in a nursing home in Shawnee.

Alta Wood

Funeral services for Seminole resident Alta Vesta Patterson Wood are set to be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the Hudson-Phillips Chapel at 301 E. Main, Holdenville.

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

Wood passed away on April 22, 2004, in Seminole, at the age of 94.

She was born in Francis on July 29, 1909.

Wood earned B.A. and B.S. degrees from East Central State College in Ada and a Masters of Education degree in library science from the University of Arizona.

She taught in high schools and junior high schools in Oklahoma and Kansas for many years, and served as a librarian at Wichita Heights High School in Wichita, Kan., and at Seminole Junior College.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, George Wood, and by her parents, five sisters and five brothers.

Alta is survived by her son, Lowell Thomas Wood, and his wife, Marion, of Houston, Texas; grandson, Lance Wood, and wife Kristin, of League City, Texas; granddaughter Kristine Wood of Katy, Texas; and great-grandchildren, Grant, Madison, and Tyler Wood of League City, Texas.

She is also survived by sister-in-law and dear friend Pauline Patterson; sisters-in-law Oneta Patterson and Pauline Wood; brother-in-law Clifford Wood; and many nieces and nephews.

Kenneth Addington

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Kenneth L. Addington are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, May 21 at the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating.

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

Addington died Monday, May 17, 2004, at the age of 86 in Oklahoma City.

He was born March 21, 1918, in Seminole County to Walker L. and Maudie (Combs) Addington.

He was a member of the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church in Bowlegs and was very instrumental in many of its building projects.

Addington started his working life in the CCC Camps and W.P.A.

Kenneth worked at farming, in factories and in sales for a while before starting his own business.

At different times, he owned restaurants in Stroud and Paden, a flower shop and furniture store in Prague and lastly, Addington’s One Stop, now called the Catfish Round-up Restaurant.

He retired in 1984.

Kenneth was known for his philanthropy and giving nature.

He always had a smile, a kind word, and a sense of humor that raised the spirits of those around him.

He married Audrey M. (Landrum) Addington on Dec. 15, 1937, in Seminole County.

She preceded him in death in July 1988.

He was preceded in death by his father, Walker L. Addington; mother, Maudie (Combs) Addington Gurley and one sister, Myrtle (Addington) Joens.

Addington is survived by two sons, Gene Addington and wife, Judy of Martinsville, Ind. and Bob M. Addington and wife, Qualla of Louisville, Ky.; one brother, Roy Gurley and two sisters, Pauline (Gurley) Patterson and Esteen (Gurley) Scott, all of Seminole; four grandchildren, Brent and Mike Cotton and families, Jeff Addington and wife, and Brenda Mitchell; five great grandchildren and his good friend and caretaker, Joyce Martin.

Casket bearers will be Bill Cunningham, Ken Green, Harold Pearson, Kenneth Harbeston, Gary Bloomer, Pat McGinnis and Dempsey Chesser.

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Sue Wood

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Sue Kerr Wood are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, March 8 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rusty Dawson officiating.

Casket will remain open until 1:30 p.m. Monday and will then be closed, not to be reopened.

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

Wood died Thursday, March 4, 2004, at the age of 69 at the Unity North Hospital in Shawnee.

She was born Oct. 10, 1934, in Warner to William Wirt Kerr and Molly (Perry) Kerr.

She married Tom S. Wood on July 3, 1955, in Muskogee.

She was a retired secretary and bookkeeper from Conners State College in Warner.

She moved to the Seminole area three years ago, from Ada.

She was a former longtime resident of Muskogee.

She was a member of the Church of Christ of Little, the Cherokee Tribe, and the Oklahoma Historical Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom S. Wood on Jan. 30, 1991; her parents; and two brothers.

She is survived by her daughter, Tracy (Wood) Jacomo and her husband, Ray Jacomo Jr. and one granddaughter, Katie Jacomo, all of Seminole.

Donations may be made to the Seminole State Educational Foundation-Sue Wood Scholarship.

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Janice Wright

Funeral services for Janice D. (Donnohue) Wright, wife of former Wewokan Terry Wright, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Stout Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Dan Factor will officiate. Interment will follow in the Factory cemetery north of Wewoka under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Wright died in Clinton on July 8, 2004, at the age of 53.

She was born Feb. 24, 1951, in McAlester to Vern and Hazel Donnohue.

She graduated from McAlester High School in 1969 was active in Rainbow and attended East Central University for one year.

She married Terry J. Wright on Aug. 6, 1971, in McAlester and had been a homemaker and resident of Clinton since 1980.

She was an accomplished pianist and collected fish, eagles and Scottie dogs.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Terry James Wright, of the home; and one daughter, Jamie Ann Wright of Norman.

Lena Factor Wright

Services for Seminole County resident, Lena Factor Wright, of Wewoka will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 5, 2004, at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Wewoka, with Rev. Dan Factor officiating. Interment will be in the Factor Family Cemetery.

Wright died Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at the Wewoka Nursing Center at the age of 95

She was born Nov.11, 1908, in Wewoka to William and Nancy (Bender) Factor.

She attended Nuyaka Boarding School in Okmulgee.

She married Joseph James Wright in Shawnee.

Of this union, two sons were born.

She was a member of the Little Quarsarty Church, Cromwell.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sisters, Sarah Factor, Cogee Miller, and Nora Factor; and her brothers, Harry Factor and Bill Factor.

She is survived by her sons, Joseph James Wright, Jr. of Temecula, Calif and Terry Wright of Clinton; one granddaughter; one grandson; one sister, Mary Tiger of Wewoka, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Michael Grothaus, Eric Grothaus, Josh Morgan, Ben Harjo, Joe Chupco, and Kevin Marshall.

Robert Wright and family

Biker Dies in Wreck;
Friend Mourns Loss

Robert Wright looked like a biker and he died a biker’s death, but by all accounts, he wasn’t what most people think bikers are.

"He didn’t drink, didn’t use drugs, didn’t even smoke," said Wright’s friend, Thomas Russell of Seminole.

"He played guitar, drums and piano, but he gave all that up because of the alcohol and drugs that surrounded it."

But Wright, 55, of Earlsboro, died early Sunday morning, when his Harley Davidson motorcycle struck the car of an allegedly drunk driver, who turned into him.

Travis Earl Baker, 27, Tecumseh, was arrested and booked for negligent homicide.

The investigating officer’s report says Baker was drunk at the scene, 45th and Kickapoo, Shawnee.

Wright was a patch-wearing member of the Banditos, a worldwide motorcycle club.

"The Banditos is one of the biggest motorcycle clubs in the world," Russell said.

"But the members are misjudged a lot.

"Robert is a working, taxpaying citizen; he has legal custody of his grandchildren.

"His wife has a disability and he is very protective and dedicated to his family."

Wright, an Oregon native, worked at Quality Lube in Shawnee.

"Me and my wife, Renae, we’ll be sitting around the house and if somebody mention’s Robert’s name, we’ll just start laughing," Russell said.

"He was goofy looking: bald with a goatee that hung down real low.

"And he was a prankster; he’d have people call the house so I wouldn’t recognize his voice to play jokes on me."

Wright was on his way home from a coalition of bikers in Oklahoma City, where club members met to discuss laws for motorcyclists.

Russell, who said he’d been friends with Wright for seven years, mourned his friend’s loss at the hands of an alleged drunk.

"Robert didn’t deserve to die like this," Russell said.

"I just want people to know he was a good guy

"There have been so many wrecks – this is getting ridiculous.

"There were two members of another club killed by a drunk driver the same day in Oklahoma City, and a member of the Tribes of Judah, a real religious motorcycle club, killed this weekend.

"Something has got to stop the drunk drivers. Bikers need to be so careful."

Russell hoped his comments about drunk driving and biker safety could make something positive come from his friend’s death.

He and members of Wright’s club have joined to pay for his funeral.

"We’ll meet at Swearingen’s about 12 noon Saturday on our motorcycles and pick up Robert’s ashes," Russell said.

"We’ll take them to an area, probably on Old Moccasin Trail near Shawnee, for a private going-away. It looks like it will be a full-blown bikers’ coalition."

Russell said he expected as many as 300 bikers from all over the US to attend the private memorial.

Wright is survived by his mother, Bernice Wright of Alaska; his wife, Saundra, of the home; and his children, Renae Wright Somers, California, Kristiana, Rhiannon, Alexander, Rhyan and Lita Wright, all of Shawnee.

Survivors also include three brothers, Terry, Kevin and Gary Wright, all of Alaska; three sisters, Linda Wright, Alaska, Patricia Boon, Greenfield, and Nora Mood, Guthrie; and his grandchildren, Tyler Wright and Jessamy Etchison, of the home.

Herman Wylie

Funeral services for Seminole resident Herman Roy Wylie 64, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10.

Services will be held at the Church of Christ in Little, with Rev. Rusty Dawson officiating.

Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wylie died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004.

He was born on March 2, 1940 in Corsicana, Texas, to Douglas and Alice (White) Wylie.

He moved to Seminole from Tyler, Texas when he was 10 years old.

He married Myrtle (Coy) Wylie on June 28, 1982 at the Church of Christ in Shawnee.

He served in the Vietnam War as a air traffic controller in the U.S. Air Force. He had the rank of Sergeant from 1961-1965.

He was retired administrator for Department of Human Services; he retired in August of 1999.

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

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister Mickey Jo Burgess.

He is survived in death by his wife, of the home; one son, William Coley of Stillwater; one daughter and son in-law Ella Denese and Nick Cheatwood, of Wewoka; one brother Phillip Wylie of Dallas; one sister Becky McDaniel of Cheyenne; and two grandchildren, Cole and Jordan Cheatwood.

Any memorial donation can be sent to Mike Synder foundation in care of Seminole Public Schools.

Mary York

Mary Ruth York, a former resident of Wewoka and Cushing, died Thursday, February 26, 2004 in Tulsa at the age of 81 years.

The daughter of the late Wiley Beasley and Gladys (Taylor) Beasley, Mary Ruth was born on March 18, 1922 in Wewoka, OK where she was reared and educated.

Mary Ruth was united in marriage to Howard C. York on March 18, 1939 in Wewoka and to this union four children, Carolyn, Sharon, Don and Roger were born. After 57 years of marriage, Howard preceded her in death on November 25, 1996.

After their marriage, Mary Ruth and Howard lived in Wewoka for several years where they owned and operated Ruth’s Drive Inn, which was the local hang out for all the high school kids. The York’s moved from Wewoka to Cushing in 1960. While living in Cushing, Mary Ruth was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed listening to Christian music and watching Christian programs. Mary Ruth also loved to sing, read, and to cook.

Survivors include her two daughters, Carolyn Gauger and her husband Jim of St. Louis, Missouri and Sharon Knowles and her husband Ronny of Norman; two sons, Don York of Mannford and Roger York of Oklahoma City; seven grandchildren, Ricky York, Steven Knowles, Kristy Johnson, Todd Knowles, Greg Fennel, Angela York, and Jesse York; eight great-grandchildren, Halley Dawn York, Amanda Johnson, Michael Johnson, Tyler Knowles, Chase Knowles, Anna Fennel, Jcory Fennel, and John Fennel; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and her husband, one sister, Ruby Nye and two brothers, Bill Morgan and Jimmy Hardwick, preceded Mary Ruth in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, March 2, 2004 in the Memorial Chapel of the Davis Funeral Home, Cushing, Oklahoma with Pastor Robert Adams officiating.

Burial will follow in the Euchee Valley Memorial Park.

Condolences to the York family may be e-mailed to DavisFHCushing@aol.com.

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home, Cushing, OK.

Glen Young

Funeral services for Glen Bliss Young are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Chris Meek conducting the services.

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

Young went to meet his Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday morning, June 3, 2004, at the age of 62, after a long battle with stomach cancer.

He was born Jan. 19, 1942, to Charlie Everett and Lizzie (Snodgrass) Young in Punkin Center near Bowlegs in Seminole County, the youngest of seven children.

He attended Wolf and Bowlegs Schools, graduating in 1961 from Bowlegs.

On Sept. 6, 1966, he married Towanda (Sibley) Dorsett and adopted her daughters, Lou Ann and Jana Gaye.

In Jan. 1970, he went to work for Cornelison Engine and stayed there until it closed June 30, 1988.

He then opened his own business, Young’s Engine Maintenance Company and remained open until Jan. 2002, when he was diagnosed with cancer.

He continued as an oilfield pumper until his retirement Jan. 30, 2004.

Glen loved his Lord and his church, the Northwood Church of the Nazarene, where he had served as trustee and Sunday school secretary.

He was very instrumental in building the church, spending many hours in the construction.

He had a beautiful testimony about what "The Man Upstairs" had done for him.

All who knew him, also knew about his faith and love for the Lord.

Glen enjoyed attending auctions and buying antiques.

He and his wife, Towanda opened the "Forever Antiques & Things" store in 1997.

He love to restore antique furniture and build things in his past time.

He also loved working with his cattle.

He never rested and was always busy.

His grandchildren were his pride and joy.

Glen was well known and well respected in the oil patch.

He was completely honest and worked hard at whatever he did.

For several years the Young’s welcomed foster children into their home.

One special foster son is John Edward Young of Wewoka.

Preceding Glen in death were his parents, Charley Everett and Lizzie (Snodgrass) Young; four siblings that died in infancy; and his parents-in-law, Roy and Mary (Miller) Sibley.

He is survived by his wife, Towanda Young of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lou Ann and Ralph Robinson of Oklahoma City and Jana and Joe Morgan of Seminole; his sister, Neva McGill and husband, Frank of Enid; his brother, Earnest Young and wife, Vada of Durant; grandchildren, Alisha Dawn Emmons and husband, Matt of Prague and John Glen Morgan of Seminole; adopted granddaughter, Kathy Miller of Wichita, Kan.; great granddaughter Tasha Howard and children, Mason and Emily of Calif.

Many special nieces, nephews and several cousins; one brother-in-law, Jack Sibley and wife, Ina of Midwest City; four sisters-in-law, Naomi Oakes of Del City, Deloris Melton of South Carolina, Billie Parks of Indiana and Linda Hughes and husband, Charles of Perryton, Texas also survive him.

His faithful dog, Frisky, known to all that knew Glen also survives him.

Pall bearers are Julius Roppel, John Slater, Fred Simondi, Bill Pogue, Chris Pogue and Rick Mantzke.

Honorary pall bearers are Robert Martin, Myron Emmons, Bill Brewer, Dr. Chayne Fisher, Dr. Randall Kemp and Richard Hickman.

Family asks that all memorial donations be sent to either the Northwood Church of the Nazarene or Eastern Hills Hospice.

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Rena Young

A memorial service for Seminole County native, Rena Sue Beaver Young, of Oklahoma City, is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 6 at the Seminole Indian Baptist Church in Konawa with Revs. Alex Burgess, Arthur Carpitcher and Dorsey Nero officiating.

Young died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2004. at the age of 33 in Oklahoma City.

She was born May 9, 1970, in Wewoka to Shirley Ann Harrison.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Eugene and Minne Beaver of Holdenville and Joan Burgess of Wolf.

She is survived by her mother, Shirley Ann Harrison of Yeager; two daughters, Alexandria Young of Santa Ana, Calif. and Angela Young of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Stephen Young of Oklahoma City and Timmy Ray Casselman of Yeager; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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