Edward Lee Adams

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at the North Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Sanders officiating for Edward Lee Adams of Eufaula.

A graveside service followed at 2 p.m. at Vamoosa Cemetery in Konawa under the direction of Hunn, Black & Merritt Funeral Home.

Adams, 74, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2005 at the Muskogee Regional Medical Center. He was born April 28, 1931 in Ada to Clarence Edward and Ola Mae (Parks) Adams.

He graduated from Vamoosa High School and on Dec. 19, 1952, Edward married Loretta Pauline Knight in Konawa. Loretta preceded him in death on Feb. 7, 2000.

They had two daughters, Melba and Lee Ann.

Edward then married Lucille Scott on Feb. 8, 2001 in Eufaula.

Adams was a Colonel in the United States Army Reserves and the Oklahoma National Guard. He was a veteran of the Korean War and while in the service, Edward was an Industrial Arts teacher.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille of the home; daughters, Melba Bryant of Eufaula and Lee Ann Harrelson and husband Bob of Shawnee; grandchildren, Kameron Cole, Annie Harrelson, Merry and Nigel Rampergash and great-grandson Ethan.

Also included is stepson Lee Roy Land and wife Becky of Lenna; stepdaughter Judy Polson and husband Jack of Eufaula; granddaughters Emily Polson and Dalina Lane; grandson Josh Lane and wife Tanika and one great-granddaughter, Hallie Lane.

He is receded in death by his parents and his sister Ren Ruth Sharver.

J.B. Adams

Funeral services for former Seminole business owner J.B. Adams were held today at 10 a.m. at the Vondel Smith South Colonial Chapel.

Adams, 65, died Friday, July 22, 2005. He was born Sept. 16, 1939 in Shattuck to Howell J. and Elzy (Hogue) Adams.

He was a Minister in Wewoka, Weleetka, Cromwell, Caney and Seminole. Adams owned and operated Jay’s Barber Shop in Seminole for over 20 years.

His parents and two brothers, Elmer Adams and Dwayne Adams preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Mary Jane of the home; three sons, John Nelson of Denver, Colo., Jay Adams of Mustang and Justin Adams of Mission Viejo, Calif.; one daughter, Lori Hudgins of Tecumseh; one brother, Henry Adams of Cobb, Ga.; two sisters, Dorothy Stephens of Prague and Ninah Poplin of Wellston; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Delores Adkins

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Delores Adkins are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Earl M. Temple Memorial Chapel.

The services are under the direction of Temple & Sons Funeral Directors, Inc. of Oklahoma City.

Adkins died Monday, July 18, 2005 and was born Dec. 18, 1941 in Phoenix, Ariz. to Tillus Adkins Sr. and Betty Helen Haynes Adkins.

Surviving her is one son, Nelson Ervin Jones of Houston, Texas.

Carmaleta Aldridge

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Carmaleta Aldridge are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gary Wilburn and Rev. Cal Hunter to officiate.

Burial is to take place following the service at Wolf Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Aldridge, 84, died Friday, June 3, 2005 at home. She was born Sept. 14, 1920 in Wagoner to Charley Bolton Payne and Pearlie (Sutton) Payne.

She married Ellis Delbert Aldridge on March 5, 1939 in Seminole. Carmaleta was a member of the Methodist Church and a retired schoolteacher who taught in the Bowlegs School system.

Carmaleta was a member of the National Education Association, O.E.A., Seminole County Retired Teachers and Friendship Class S.S. United Methodist Women.

Her parents; husband, Ellis D. Aldridge (August 19, 2001); two brothers, James Robert Payne and Thomas Jack Payne; one son, Gilbert James Aldridge and one grandson, Keith Aldridge preceded her in death.

Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Delbert Henry and Barbara Aldridge of Seminole, Toby Aldridge of Seminole, Gary G. and Carol Aldridge of Cushing and Jay W. Aldridge of Seminole.

In addition, there are 12 grandchildren, Toni Whittmann, Sheri Roberts, Julie Head, Jimmy Aldridge, Traci Aldridge, Kerry Aldridge, Vicki Peters, Tristan Aldridge, Levi Keith Aldridge, Mike Aldridge, Donna Kay Davis and Debbie Lynn Lucas; 13 great-grandchildren; four nieces and three nephews who survive her.

Pall bearers for the service will be Jim Rider, Cliff Ruminer, Darrell Adams, Zane Bowman, Dick Ledbetter and Brian Lucas.

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

 

 

 

 

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Michael Allen

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Michael Edward Allen are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Hudson-Phillips Chapel.

The services will be under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville.

Allen, 30, died Monday, July 25, 2005 in Holdenville General Hospital. He was born June 25, 1975 in Woodward to Bob and Lissie Allen.

He worked for Ronnie Cherry as a roughneck and truck driver and enjoyed music and was an avid fisherman.

His grandfather, Ashley Joe Allen, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Lissie Cross and husband Buster of Seminole; his father and stepmother, Bob Allen and wife Amelia of Spaulding; two daughters, Courtney Williams of Sasakwa and Lauren Allen of Holdenville and son Brayden Nichols of Holdenville.

In addition is his grandmother Bessie Troutman of Coleman; brothers, Donnie Allen of Missouri, Robert Allen of Wetumka; Darby Allen and Jason Cross, both of Seminole; sisters Amie Cox of Odenville, Ala., Bridgette Roberts of Holdenville, Jessica Allen of Holdenville and Rozanna Green of Enid and special friend, Nancy Mathis-Bryant of Wewoka.

Troy Kent Allen

Funeral services for lifelong Wewoka resident Troy Kent Allen are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stout-Phillips Chapel, with interment in Little Cemetery.

Allen, 45, died Saturday, July 2, 2005 at Unity Health Center. He was born in Wewoka April 30, 1960 to George and Mary Yancy Allen.

He attended New Lima Schools and later received a general equivalency diploma.

Allen worked in the oilfield industry as a roustabout for Max Smith Oil Co. and had attended First Baptist Church in Bowlegs.

One brother, Lonnie Presley; grandparents George and Mattie Allen; maternal grandparents, Lonzo and Lillie Yancy preceded him in death.

Survivors include his parents George W. and Mary Allen of Wewoka; seven sisters, Jeannie Jones of Broken Arrow, Donna Johnson of Seminole, Pam Kinder of Holdenville, Paula Gamble, Angie Campbell both of Seminole, Tracy Reeves of Tecumseh and Melody Allen Wewoka; and four brothers, George Allen Jr. of Texas, Roy Allen of Holdenville, Mike Presley and Raymond Ward both of Wewoka.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sam W. Allison

After a five year battle with cancer and with the care of family, friends and Shawnee Heartland Home Healthcare and Hospice, Sam W. Allison, age 79, passed away early Saturday morning June 25, 2005, in Wewoka.

He was born to Frank M. and Dewey Allison in Winfield, Kan.

Sam was a graduate of Wolf High School in Wolf. After graduation he joined the United States Army in 1944 and served through 1946.

Later, Sam signed up for a second tour of duty in 1949 through 1953 as a rifleman in combat infantry.

During this time he met and married his wife Judy "Ayako" Takanhashi in Kobe, Japan.

While serving in WWII, Sam received a Purple Heart, Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, EAME Theater Ribbon, three Bronze Service Stars and one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster.

Sam was employed at Redco Oil and Gas Company and Great American Machine and Supply. After retirement, Sam worked for Wewoka Public Schools as a bus driver and custodian and also as bus driver for Wewoka Senior Citizens.

Sam and his wife Judy were members of Harvey Road Baptist Church in Seminole.

Preceding Sam in death were his wife, Judy "Ayako" Allison: his parents, Frank M. and Dewey Allison: and brother, Frank Jr.

Sam is survived by his sons, Jim Allison and wife Darlene of Wewoka; Donnie Allison and wife Leslie of Leawood, Kan.; and one daughter, Judith Maye and husband Jerome of Moore.

Also surviving Sam are grandchildren, Ronnie Allison and wife Misty Allison of Seminole; Ron Harris of Moore; Clark and Cole Allison of Leawood, Kan.; and two great-grandchildren, Bradley Stockstill and Mackenzie Allison of Seminole.

Sam is also survived by a very special sister and brother-in-law, Maryann Braden and Carl Braden of Edmond; along with one nephew, Gerald D. Braden and wife Schrie of Kingfisher; and one niece Carla Ann Cormack and husband Guy of Edmond; great nieces, Kelly and Kristy Cormack, Ashley, Allison and Autumn Braden and other family members and friends.

Pallbearers will be Ray Sheffield, Tony Sheffield, Guy Tucker, Gerald D. Braden, Guy Cormack, and Judge Sawyer.

Honorary Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Ronnie Allison, Misty Allison, Ron Harris, Clark Allison, and Cole Allison, and great-grand-children, Bradley Stockstill and Mackenzie Allison.

Services were scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2005, at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, in Wewoka with Shawnee Heartland Hospice Chaplan Glen Pence and Rev. Michael Vallandingham and Veterans of Foreign Wars officiating.

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

Bernice Almon

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Bernice Oleta Almon are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Fifth Street Baptist Church in Marlow, Okla.

Rev. Bill Ellis, Rev. Cliff Hawkins and Dr. Joe Ligon are to officiate.

Interment will follow services at Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home.

Almon, 75, died Sunday, July 3, 2005 in Duncan, Okla. She was born March 17, 1930 in Holdenville to Benton Eugene West and Esther (Hood) West.

She married Jacob Harold Almon Aug. 30, 1952 in Seminole.

Almon graduated from Seminole High School in 1948 and received a degree in applied ministries with a business emphasis from OMBC in 1983.

She had lived in Marlow since 1958 and was a financial manager at OMBC for 40 years.

Almon taught piano lessons in the Marlow and Duncan areas for 69 years, and was the pianist at the 5th Street Baptist Church for over 40 years. She performed at other area churches as well for a total of 63 years.

She was an active member of her church, where she taught children and youth Sunday school classes.

Almon was a member of the 5th Street Baptist Ladies Auxiliary and District Ladies Auxiliary, where she served as officer of both at various times.

In addition, she was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, pastor’s and Wives Association, OMBI Quartet, OMBC Teachers and Faculty, and Missions Secretary for Costa Rica Missions.

Her parents and one brother, Eugene A. West preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of Marlow; son Billy Almon of Duncan; daughter Marcella Williams of Marlow and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be Chris Almon, Drew Williams, Jeff Lenocker, Lee Lancaster, Ronnie Davis, Benny Davis, Ricky Price and Dan Luttrell.

Honorary bearers will be 5th Street Baptist Church and OMBC Faculty and Trustees.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the 5th Street Baptist Church Library or to Unity Baptist Church Mission Fund.

 

 

 

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Billie Almon

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident Billie Doil Almon were held today at 2 p.m. at Little Cemetery.

Services were under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home in Shawnee.

Almon, 88, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005 in Clinton.

Harry Almon

Graveside services for lifelong Seminole resident Harry Ross Almon are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Jabez W. Almon to officiate.

The services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Almon, 84, died Friday, July 15, 2005 at his residence. He was born Jan. 23, 1921 in Seminole to John Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Croy) Almon.

He was retired from Tinker Air Force Base as an electrical engineer and had served in the United States Air Force during World War II.

His parents; his wife, Loretta (April 30, 1980) and one sister-in-law, Bernice Almon (July 3, 2005) preceded him in death.

Surviving are three brothers, Jabez W. Almon of Midwest City, Harold Almon of Marlow and Odell Almon of Bebee, Ark. and one sister, Mary Francis Davis of Paden.

 

 

 

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Evelyn Darlene Anderson

Graveside service for Seminole resident Evelyn Darlene Anderson are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at the Paden Cemetery with Rev. Brett Allen officiating.

Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

Anderson died Saturday, April 16, 2005, in Seminole at the age of 43.

She was born in Shawnee on Oct. 21, 1961, to Charles Ovanual Allen and Charlotte Jean (Smith) Leonard.

Anderson was preceded in death by her mother and two sisters, Jackie Benson and Debra Jean Allen.

She is survived by her sons, Jason Allen of Paden and Justin Anderson of Paden; father and step-mother, Charles O. and Linda Allen of Paden; brother, Curtis Wade Leonard of Seminole; sister, Donita Cloud of Okemah; and one grand daughter.

Harry R. Anderson

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Harry R. Anderson are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Rev. Paul Anderson, Minister, Sunnybrook Christian Curch in Stillwater, is to officiate the service.

The services are under the direction of Becker Funeral Home in Lawton.

Anderson, 88, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at a Lawton hospital. He was born Feb. 14, 1917 in Springfield, Mo. to Paul and Ethel (Meek) Anderson.

He is a Seminole High School graduate and in 1941 he went to work for civil service as a Management Analyst and then as a Military Property Auditor before retiring in 1973.

Anderson married Adrienne Parks in Seminole on Dec. 27, 1943.

He was elected to the Lawton City Council and served as a councilman for 12 years. During that time, he served as Mayor Pro Temp for five years.

Anderson also served on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Municipal League, serving as the vice-president and then as president.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lawton.

His parents and two sisters preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Barnes and Steve of Edmond; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul Anderson and Linda of Stillwater; five grandchildren, Michelle Parks and her husband Deryck of Euless, Texas, Margaret Crump and her husband Bonar of Tulsa, Merry Wilson and her husband Gary of Broken Arrow; Luke Anderson and his wife Terri of Frisco, Texas and Seth Anderson of Atlanta, Ga.

In addition, four great-grandchildren, Kiley, Caden, Raegan and Ryleigh; and one expectant great-granddaughter, baby Girl Crump, all survive him.

Sympathy cards may be sent to the family online at www.beckerfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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Tamberlyn Anderson

Memorial services for Seminole resident Tamberlyn Sue Anderson are scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday, May 15 at The Lighthouse Tabernacle Church of God in Seminole.

Services will be officiated by Pastor Bruce Benson and Chaplain Karen Smith–McCullar.

Tammy died Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at Seminole Medical Center after a long fight against cancer. She was born Oct. 1, 1966 in Arcata, Calif. to Linda and Tom Hanson.

She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker who was a member of The Lighthouse Tabernacle of God and she loved her Lord.

Tammy is survived by her husband Robert Anderson of the home; her parents, Tom and Linda Hanson of Seminole; nieces Crystal Erb–Hanson, Amanda Erb-Hanson, Alexis Hester, Jamie Hester, Mariah Hester and Cara Hester; nephews Brain Mays, R.J. Erb-Hanson and Matthew Hanson.

In addition she has other nieces and nephews residing in California; sisters-in-law Janene Anderson, Audrey Anderson and daughter Kelsey; seven living children residing in California and many friends surviving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vickie Helen Anderson

Graveside services for Vickie Helen Anderson, a former member of Kaney Chapel United Methodist Church near Bowlegs, are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the church’s cemetery, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Rev. David Wilson is set to officiate.

Anderson died Oct. 16, 2003, in Pampa, Texas, at the age of 44, and was buried there, initially unidentified, before being moved to Seminole County.

She was born Nov. 28, 1958, in Claremore, to Ben Tom Anderson and Helen Marie (Pidgeon) Anderson, and was raised by Sylvia and Jerry Baker of Wetumka.

Anderson graduated from Shawnee High School.

She attended Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech and worked as a nurses aide.

Anderson was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Ben Tom Anderson and Ted Harjo.

She is survived by two sisters, Sylvia Baker of Wetumka and Kepsey Fixico of Lawrence, Kan.; a brother, John Harjo, of Ada; two sons, Kevin Baker and Darrell Baker, both of Lawrence, Kan.; and a daughter, Diana Baker, of Wetumka.

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

The location of the Kaney Chapel United Methodist Church is 3.5 miles east of Bowlegs. Turn north at the Kaney Chapel sign and go about 100 yards.

Mary Andres

A memorial service is scheduled for former Seminole County resident Mary Kathryn Mincher Andres at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gleaners Holiness Church in Wewoka with Larry Chesser officiating.

Interment is scheduled to take place in Modesto, Calif. on March 4, 2005.

Andres died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005 n Mercy Hospital. She was born in Wetumka on June 6, 1945 to Nora Mae Morse and Clarence Everette Mincher.

Surviving her are her children, Ronnie Carl Cardenas, Bobbie Dale Cardenas, Juanita Maria Cardenas Gomez, Jessie Jr. Sanchez and J.D. Aaron Hall; brothers, R.C. Carter, Everette Lee Mincher and Richard Dale Mincher; one sister Margie Sue; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

Floyd Andrews

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Floyd Edward Andrews are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bill Eisenhower Southeast Chapel in Del City.

Interment is to follow service at Resthaven Memory Gardens under the direction of Bill Eisenhower Funeral Homes, Inc.

Andrews, 77, resided and died in Oklahoma City Saturday, Jan. 1, 2004. He was born Jan. 22, 1927 in Okemah to James Everet and Olive (Arthur) Kane.

He was retired from Tinker Air Force Base and enjoyed training horses and listening to country music. Andrews was a member of Heavenly Heights Baptist Church

His parents; wife, Verna; son Rodney; two brothers, Jim and Raymond all preceded him in death.

Surviving him are three sons, Frank, Mickey and Steven Andrews; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Daniel ‘Chebon’ Griffin Armstrong

Daniel "Chebon" Griffin Armstrong has passed on to be with the Lord. Danny left us on Wednesday afternoon Nov. 23 of 2005 at Carl Albert Hospital in Ada.

Danny was born April 8, 1942 in Konawa to Hobart and Irene Armstrong. He was a member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe. He was very proud of his Indian Heritage, and loved to do his Indian Arts and Crafts. Danny was a hard worker and did general labor for many around the Konawa and Asher area. Danny has resided in the Asher and Konawa area all his life. He attended Asher School and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Asher.

Family and friends were very important to Danny so he enjoyed getting together and visiting.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Hobart and Irene Armstrong, one sister Mary Wiley and one brother Robert Armstrong.

Survivors include five sisters, Vesta Mauch of San Bernardino, Calif., Betty Burgess of Ada, Nettie Moreland and Edna Odell both of Asher, and Katie Breeden of Ada. He is survived by two brothers, Bill Armstrong and Frank Armstrong, both of Konawa, many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa, Saturday at 10 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Frank Moppin of Spring Indian Baptist Church of Sasakwa. Burial will be at Vamoosa Cemetery.

There will be a wake service held Friday at 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home. Officiating is Rev. Arthur Carpitcher of Pentecostal Indian Mission of Konawa.

Pallbearers will be Frank Armstrong, Larry Bruno, Travis Odell, Darrell Armstrong, Steve Anderson and Ronnie Odell.

Honorary Bearers will be Bill Armstrong, Hobart Armstrong, Brian Bruno and Bob Armstrong.

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

Vernon Newton Armstrong, Jr.

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Vernon Newton Armstrong, Jr. are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Revs. Allen Wood and Bill Adcock are set to officiate.

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

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at the Swearing Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday.

Armstrong died Monday, Sept. 19, at his home. He was 62.

He was born on Feb. 8, 1943, in Pawhuska to Vernon Newton Armstrong, Sr. and Opal Faye (Sumpter) Armstrong.

On April 2, 1965, Armstrong married Diana Kay Johnson in Midland, Texas.

Armstrong, a veteran of the Air Force who received an honorable discharge, retired from Tinker Air Force Base in 2001, where he was a Supervisor Aircraft Mechanic. He was also a dairy farmer.

He was a former Varnum School Board Member and a member of the OETRA for over 25 years. He graduated from Varnum High School in 1961.

Armstrong attended Liberty Baptist Church in Shawnee.

Armstrong’s infant sister Carolyn, and his father Vernon Armstrong, Sr., preceded him in death.

He is survived by his mother, Opal Armstrong of Seminole; his wife, Diana Kay Johnson Armstrong of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bryan and Angela Armstrong of Seminole, and David and Christy Armstrong of Seminole; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and William Adcock of Seminole; one brother and sister-in-law, T. Jack and Marilynn Armstrong of Poteau; one sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Perry Garrett of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and seven grandchildren, Heather Adcock, Megan Adcock, Billy Adcock, Wyatt Armstrong, Luke Armstrong, Jennifer Armstrong, and Joshua Armstrong.

Armstrong is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Pallbearers are Froman Cowan, Larry Vulgamore, Bert Gill, Ted Hurt, Ray Taylor and Joe Ragland. Honorary Bearers are Raymond Yott, Kenneth Harbeston, J.P. Duvall and Jirl McGinnis.

Susan Bacon

Funeral services for Maud resident Susan Jane "Sue" (Calvert) Bacon are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Maud.

Rev. Carl Whitfield and Rev. Jim Kirkendall are to officiate.

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

Bacon, 55, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2005 at Midwest City Regional Hospital. She was born Sept. 19, 1949 in Oklahoma City to Thomas V. Calvert and Pauline (Southern) Calvert.

She moved from the Choctaw/Newalla area in 1990 to reside in the Shawnee and Maud areas.

Bacon retired in 1998 from Gonzales Engineering where she was an engineer. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving is her son Brian Bacon, a United States Marine stationed in Jacksonville, N.C.; two daughters, Lisa Hand of Seminole and Brandi Cox of Tecumseh; one brother, Tommy Calvert of Maud and six grandchildren.

 

 

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Nora Marie Bada

Graveside service for Seminole resident Nora Marie Bada was held at 3 p.m. Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery with Chaplain Donnie Knight officiating. Swearingen Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Bada died at her home Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005. She was 85.

A longtime Seminole County resident, Bada was born in Wetumka on Oct. 23, 1919, to Oscar Sanders and Myrtle May (Dover).

Her husband, Lewis Bada preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 1996.

Bada worked at Seminole Hospital and Seminole Nursing Home as a cook retiring in 1972. She was also a homemaker.

She was a member of the Harvey Road Baptist Church.

Bada was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lewis Bada, one brother, one sister, one great-grandson and one son.

She is survived by two sons, Don Chapman of Stephenville, Texas, and Darrell J. Chapman of Arizona; one daughter, Sally Wilkerson, of Seminole; one stepdaughter, Janet Gearhardt of Arkansas City, Kan.; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Messages of condolences can be sent to the family online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Charleen Bader

Graveside services for former Konawa resident Charleen Bader are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Bader, 70, of Oakridge Nursing Home died Friday, March 18, 2005. She was born Nov. 24, 1924 in Cement Falls, Ore to John Elmer Bader and Julia Bernice (Vineyard) Bader.

She was a former resident of New Horizon Home of Konawa and was of the Methodist faith.

Roy John Banks

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Roy John Banks are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Yale. Bro. Mike Dershem is set to officiate.

Graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Little Cemetery in Little with Rev. Steve Lopp officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Palmer and Marler Funeral Chapel in Yale.

Banks died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at Cushing Regional Hospital. He was 101 years old.

He was born Aug. 29, 1903, in Goewn to Albert and Emma (Slaven) Banks.

Banks married Ida Rae Stillwell on April 27, 1927, in Wewoka.

In 1943, he was baptized at the Highway Baptist Church.

Banks raised his son and also helped raise his nephews, Charles and Jim Woods.

He moved to Yale in 1956.

Banks was an active member of the First Baptist Church where he was head of the Men’s Brotherhood Group, taught Sunday school for over 50 years and served as past Trustee.

He came to be known as the "Candy Man" and church "Grandpa" to many children as he used to pass out suckers at the door of the church.

Banks worked as a foreman for Mobil Oil Co. and retired in 1967. He was their oldest living retiree.

In 1954, he traveled to Philadelphia to help organize the Magnolia/Mobil Oilfield Union.

Banks was past president of the Lions Club. He was a member of the American Fishing Association and Woodsman Association.

Banks was proud of his Choctaw Heritage.

He went hunting and fishing. He made sweet pickles and pear relish and was known to share what he made.

At the age of 100, he visited the dedication service at the Highway Baptist Church.

Banks often laughed at and told jokes.

He was preceded in death by his wife Ida Banks in 1997, daughter, Barbara Ann Banks, one brother and three sisters.

Banks is survived by his son, Roy Banks Jr. of Andrews, Texas; sister, Elizabeth Stricker of Duncan; one grandson and one great-grandson.

Memorial constibutions may be made to the Youth Department at the First Baptist Church in Yale in Banks’ name.

Shelby Barber Jr.

Graveside services for Shelby Leon Barber, Jr. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Tiger Family Cemetery, located one mile east of Seminole on SH 9.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Barber died Tuesday Dec. 13, 2005 in Wichita Falls, Texas at the age of 57.  He was born on Dec. 8, 1948 to Selby Leon Barber, Sr. and Vera Eirleen White in Wichita Falls, Texas. 

He was a tech engineer for Solid State Exchange and Repair Company.  He was a member of the Grace Temple Church in Wichita Falls, Texas. 

Barber married Wanda C. Tiger on Feb.24, 1968 in Wichita Falls, Texas and they were married 18 years. 

His parents and one sister, Donna Kathleen Barber-Pinson preceded him in death.

Surviving is his ex-wife, Wanda C. Tiger-Barber of Maud; one daughter, Kimberly Sharp of Ada; two sons, Shelby L. Barber III and Nathan Barber, both of Seminole; two brothers, Bobby Eugene Barber and Moses Ray Barber of Denton, Texas and 12 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Barber, Shelby Barber III, Bobby Barber, Ray Barber, Vernon Pinson Jr., and Mitchell Barber. 

 

Flora Barkus

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Flora Barkus are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church. Rev. Michael Brooks of Praise Baptist Church is set to officiate.

Interment is set to follow at Thomastown Cemetery in Sasakwa. Arrangements are being handled by Myers Mortuary.

Barkus died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, in Wewoka at the age of 91.

She was born Feb. 4, 1913, in Sasakwa to Carolina Cudjo and Julie (Grayson) and lived her entire life in Seminole County.

Barkus was a member of the Thomastown Baptist Church and continued to attend until her health began to fail.

She worked at Oakridge Nursing Home for at least two years.

Barkus was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, four sisters, two daughters and one son.

She is survived by one brother, John Barkus of Oklahoma City; 10 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

 

Bill Barnett

There are no services planned at this time for Seminole resident Bill "Pete" Barnett.

Barnett, 79, died Saturday, July 16, 2005 at Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole. He was born July 11, 1926 in Broken Bow to Glen G. and Daisy M. (Herren) Barnett.

He married Clara B. Barnett and worked as a television repairman in California before moving to Seminole several years ago.

Barnett was a member of the Church of Christ.

His parents, wife Clara (June 19, 2000) and one sister, Tollie Zitterkopf preceded him in death.

Surviving is one sister, Kathryn Collings of Seminole.

Doris Barnhill

No services are scheduled at this time for Earlsboro resident Doris Elaine Barnhill.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Barnhill, 59, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005. She was born Dec. 19, 1945 in Malvern, Ark. To William Carl and Geraldine Alexander Russell.

Her parents preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband of the home; one son, Lance Jordan of Norman; four daughters, Kandy Robertson, Paula Long, Regina Deninno, all of South Carolina and Shawna Jordan of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

Joseph Ray "Joe" Battles

Joe was born to Shelby and Ruth Mae (Dockery) Battles on March 20, 1933 in a dugout on the family farm near Hollis, Okla.

He died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005 at his home in Seminole having reached the age of 72 years, 5 months and 5 days.

Joe and his family have been long time resident’s of Seminole.

He graduated from Lovington High School in 1950, and attended Southwestern State College were he and his brother Haydon were members of the Bulldog football team.

While attending Southwestern Joe met and married Bonnie Droke in 1960.

He also received his Bachelor of Arts in Education degree in May 1960 and a Master of Teaching degree in July 1967 from SWSC in Weatherford. He received his Administration degree at the University of Oklahoma in 1978.

In 1960, he moved to Cunningham, Kan. to assume the head basketball and football coaching positions for three years.

After coaching in Kiowa, Kan., and Weatherford, Okla. Joe moved to Seiling, Okla. and began a career in administration as principal in 1968.

He served as high school principal in Cordell, Okla. He also served as assistant superintendent in Purcell, Okla. beginning in 1975.

In 1980, he became the assistant superintendent in Seminole. He retired from Seminole Public Schools in 1995 after 37 years of service in public education.

Joe was an active member of the community as the Rotary Club President from 1983 to 1984, also a member of the First Baptist Church of Seminole and a member of CCOSAA Oklahoma School Administration Council.

Joe enjoyed life and was a mentor for many. His favorite things to do after retiring was being with his family and friends, playing golf, entertaining his three grandchildren, wood working with his son Mike and watching his son Steve coach high school football.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie of Seminole; a son, Mike Battles and his wife, Karen of Tyler, Texas: Steve Battles and his wife, Mary Beth of Katy, Texas; three grandchildren Joshua Battles and Kyle Battles of Tyler, Texas and Shelby Battles of Katy, Texas; a brother, Haydon Battles and his wife Carol; of Gotebo, Okla.; and a sister Monette Walker of Hobbs, N. M.; nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Services are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27 at the First Baptist Church in Seminole with Rev. Randy Potter and Rev. Russell Vicars officiating.

Interment will follow at The Mound Valley Cemetery in Thomas, Okla.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Joe Battles Memorial scholarship fund in Care of Seminole Public Schools, P.O. Box 1031, Seminole, OK 74818-1031. Attn: Kayla Miller.

 

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Mary Beckwith

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole County resident Mary Louella Beckwith are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Pentecostal Church of Cromwell with Rev. Barney Gibson and Rev. Will Gordon to officiate.

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

Beckwith, 37, died Thursday, March 17, 2005 in Oklahoma City. She was born March 12, 1968 in Wewoka to Charles and Mary Underwood.

She and Joseph Beckwith were married Dec. 14, 1987 in Cromwell.

Beckwith was a member of the House of Prayer Church of Okemah and was a housewife who enjoyed singing in the church and fishing.

Surviving her is her husband, Joe Beckwith; son Logan Keith Beckwith; daughter Pamela Michelle Beckwith, all of the Cromwell home; parents, Charles and Mary Underwood of Cromwell; three brothers, Johnny Ray Underwood of Bearden, Francis James Underwood of Okemah and Richard Lee Underwood of Bearden and two step-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the service will be Mark Rich, James Flowers, Jason Williams, Mike Sowder, Bobby Whisnant and Billy Whisnant.

 

Ralph Bell

Services for Seminole resident Ralph Lee Ball are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

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

Bell, age 74, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005 at South Park Health Care Center in Oklahoma City. He was born Jan. 19, 1931 in Morris, Okla. to Charles and Margaret Ann (Harvey) Bell.

He married Betty Helen (Connell) on March 21, 1974 in Oklahoma City. He retired in 1989 from Tinker Air Force Base as a Jet Engine Mechanic.

After his retirement he enjoyed farming North East of Seminole.

He was a life member of the V.F.W. and a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

Bell served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

His parents precede him in death.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald Keith Bell of New Mexico and Lorne Lee Bell of White Plains, N.Y.; two brothers, Charles Bell Jr. and Floyd Bell, both of Okmulgee; three sisters, Carol Nichols of Morris, Nola Whitson of Okmulgee and Betty Otto of Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be James C. Kirkpatrick, Dale Gibson, Charles Walker, Randy Beauford, John Turner and Joe Templeton.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Cleve Beller

Seminole resident Cleve Beller died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, in his home. He was 85.

There are no services scheduled for Beller.

He was born Feb. 4, 1919, in Stigler to Cleve C. Beller and Lena (Fleming) Beller.

On May 26, 1996, he married Beth (Peters) Beller in Oklahoma City.

Beller graduated from OU medical school in 1943, and served his internship and residency at St. Luke’s hospital in Chicago, Ill.

He served as a Captain in the Army and was stationed at Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Los Alamos, N.M.

While at Los Alamos, he learned about treating patients and accident victims that were exposed to the Atom Bomb.

Beller was retained by AEC as a consultant for several years.

After leaving the Army, he returned to OU for a residency and fellowship. He set up a radioactive isotope laboratory in Oklahoma.

Later in life, he worked for the department of mental health.

His life was dedicated to the field of medicine.

Beller was a member of First Christian Church in Seminole.

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

Beller is survived by his wife, Beth Beller of the home; one son, Cleve Neal Beller of Washington D.C.; one daughter, Brianna J. Beller of Seminole and one grandchild.

Richard Bemo

Funeral services for Konawa resident Richard Allen Bemo are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Interment is to follow services at the Burgess-Bemo Family Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Wake services are scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Bemo, 87, died Thursday, March 17, 2005 at Carl Albert Indian Hospital in Ada. He was born Jan. 5, 1918 in Wewoka to George and Lena (Fish) Bemo.

He attended New Model Schools for nine years and married Irene Burgess Oct. 2, 1937 in Wewoka.

Bemo was an employee at Tinker Air Force Base for 30 years. In addition, he was a member of the Seminole County Sheriff Auxiliary, Ocese Band of the Seminole Nation member, who served as Chairman in the 1970’s, and served on the General Council of the Seminole Nation.

He was the adopted son of May Tobi of the Konawa Tribe and was a Spring Baptist Church Deacon who received a 35 year plaque from the Seminole City Indian Credit Association.

His parents; wife Irene Bemo; two daughters, Bernita Whitekiller and Roxie Morris; two brothers, Simeon and George Bemo and sister Madeline Burgess.

Surviving him are sons Rickey Bemo of Tulsa and Charley Bemo of Twentynine Palms, Calif.; son-in-law John Michael Morris of Stafford, Va.; brother Glenn Sharpe of Wewoka; sister Norma Sharpe of Wewoka; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be Mitch Buck, Ricky Burgess, Roy Sisco, Michael Burgess, Russell Bemo, Tommy Gibson and Bobby Bemo.

Listed as honorary bearers are his grandsons, Bo, Kip, Eric, Michael Phillip, David Haney, Jerry Haney (former Principal Chief of Seminole Nation) and the Seminole County Indian Credit Associate Members.

The body will lie in state at the home from Sunday at 4 p.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Nell Marie (Hulwa) Bemo

Wake services for Nell Marie Bemo are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Wake services will then continue at 7:30 p.m. at the Greenleaf Baptist Church.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Greenleaf Baptist Church with Rev. Tiger and Rev. Johns to officiate.

Interment will follow at Greenleaf Cemetery under the supervision of Stout-Phillips Funeral home in Wewoka.

Bemo was born March 26, 1936 to Andy and Sallie Hulwa. At the age of 69, she died June 19, 2005

Bemo is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bemo; parents, Andy and Sallie Hulwa, grandmother Ella Hill and one grandchild Ashlyn Marie McNac.

Surviving her are six grandchildren, two sisters Emma Fish of Cromwell and Bernice Fish of Oklahoma City; one brother John Joe Hulwa of Oklahoma City; two adopted sons; Roland Roberts of Tulsa, Bruce Fish of the home and four step-children; Bob Bemo Jr. of Edmond, Glessie Gene Tharp of Norman, Ronnie Bemo of Shawnee, and Lawanda Abraham of Norman.

Service Pallbearers include; Roland Roberts, Eric Roberts, Bruce Fish, Tony Roberts, Reese Bert and Leney McNac Jr.

Honorary pallbearers include Tommy Frank, Michael Fish, Emery Fish, Randy Roberts and Lyman Kionute Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bobby Benefield

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Bobby Benefield are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel.

Revs. Glen Eaves and Carlyle Gargis will officiate. Burial will follow at Holdenville Cemetery with the United States Air force Honor Guard from Tinker Air Force Base conducting military honors.

Mr. Benefield, age 72, died Saturday, May 7, 2005 at a local nursing home. He was born Aug. 5, 1932 in Sasakwa to Joseph Jackson and Edna Fitzpatrick Benefield.

He attended 18 different grade schools and junior high school. He attended Columbia College in South Carolina and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1963 from East Central University in Ada. He also received numerous other professional training.

Mr. Benefield married Joan Shed on June 24, 1956 in Holdenville.

He was a Project Director in Environmental Science for nine years and he retired from the Robert S. Kerr Research Lab in 1980. Later he owned and operated Environmental Resource Technologies Laboratory before retiring in 2000.

Mr. Benefield served in the United States Air Force for 11 years and was stationed in Newfoundland, Alaska and South Carolina. He also was with the Public Health Service for four years in Minneapolis, Minn.

Three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the Ada home; three sons, Bryan "Randy" Benefield of Globe, Ariz., Stephen Benefield and wife Shelley of Ada and Stewart Benefield of Ada; four grandchildren, Kelsey Benefield of Globe, Ariz., Marni Benefield of Las Vegas, Nev. and Emily and George Benefield of Ada; a special nephew and his wife, dale and Audrey Jones of Sasakwa and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bearers will be Richard Dunlap, Tim Hensley, Tim Anderson, Joey Ardrey, Jim Gordon and Leo Epperly.

Honorary bearers will be his former co-workers of Robert S. Kerr Research Lab.

 

Edwin Bennett

Ed C. Bennett beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005 at home at the age of 55 surrounded by those who he loved, and who dearly loved him.

He was born Jan. 20, 1950 to Ruth and Charles Bennett in Seminole.

Ed graduated from Seminole High School as a Valedictorian and class president in 1968.

He continued his education by attending The University of Oklahoma, College of Pharmacology, where he graduated in May of 1973.

Ed took a job at the pharmacy with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Oklahoma City where he worked for 32 years, achieving the title of Chief of Pharmacy.

Ed was survived by his wife of 15 years, Dawnette Bennett and his children Gail and Greg West of Santa Ana, Calif., Lisa and Jeff Kuhns of Norman, and his grandson Cody Kuhns, and Kyle and Julie Bennett of Norman, and grandchildren Brooke and Kolton Bennett, and daughter, Erin Latham of Norman, and many nieces and nephews.

Ed was hardworking, energetic, outgoing and loved by everyone. He enjoyed playing golf, but his true passion was love for his family.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to The American Cancer society in Ed’s name by calling 800-227-2345.

Arrangements are under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman.

Services are scheduled at a later date.

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

 

 

Paul Bennett

There are no funeral services planned for former Maud business owner and resident Paul W. Bennett, of Vista, Calif.

Bennett, 75, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at his home of cancer. He was born March 7, 1930 in Colony.

He owned and operated Otasco store in Maud in the late 1960’s and 1970’s and then owned the Harvest House restaurant in Seminole.

Bennett served in the United States Navy and retired from self-employment in 1995.

His daughter Pattie Rose and his son Tom Bennett preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Marty Bennett of Vista; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenny and Shirley Bennett of Shawnee, Doug and Kathy Tuttle and Jim and Tina Tuttle, all of Vista and Amy Bennett of Washington; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Charlie Webster of Seminole, Terry and Terry McCracken of Maud, Tracie Gilbert Herrara and Kelly and Fred Rivas, and Rocket Bennett, all of Vista.

In addition brothers and sisters-in-law, Dave and Wilda Bennett of Oregon and Elma Bennett of Oklahoma; sisters and brothers-in-law, Nita and Todd Joyner of Oklahoma, Letha Paden of Oregon; 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren survive him.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice by the Sea, 312 S. Cedros Ave., Suite 250, Solana Beach, CA 92075.

Arrangements are under the direction of Accu-Care Cremation Center in Carlsbad, Calif.

 

Ruby Ball Berg

Services for longtime Wewoka organist Ruby Marguerite Ball Berg are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church.

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

Berg, 83, died Thursday, April 14, 2005 in Oklahoma City. She was born on March 1, 1922 in Okemah to Edmond Merle and Ruby (Wilson) Ball.

She and her family moved to Holdenville when she was at an early age. Berg graduated from Holdenville High School.

Berg attended Oklahoma Baptist University, graduating with a degree in music education. She taught music at Compton Grade School.

She married Fred Berg after his return from World War II and has played the organ for 60 years at the Methodist Church in Wewoka. Berg played for youth choirs, cantatas and many funerals and weddings.

Flowers, particularly orchids, and the church was her greatest pleasures in life.

Her husband and one sister Alice Owczarzak preceded her in death.

Surviving is her two sons, Rick Berg of Oklahoma City and Bob Berg of Memphis, Tenn; two grandsons and one sister Nita Creekmore of Tulsa.

 

Maudie Lee Berry

Funeral services for Maud resident Maudie Lee Berry were scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa with Richard Winters officiating.

Interment is set for Crossroads Cemetery in Calvin under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Berry died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at Sunset Estates Nursing Home in Maud at the age of 99.

She was born Sept. 29, 1905, to William Scott and Susan (Arnold) Scott in Franklin County, Ala.

In 1945, she married Wes Berry in Texas. He preceded her in death in 1974.

Berry lived in the Konawa area for many years, from 1945-74. She lived in Guymon from 1974-98, when she moved to Maud.

She was a homemaker and a seamstress.

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

Her parents; her husband, Wes in 1974; three daughters, Mary Ellen Hood, Alla Lee DeWeber and Wilma Jean Price; six sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.

Berry is survived by one daughter, Willadean Elliott of Albuquerque, N.M.; two sons, Herman Berry of California and Lillard Berry of Konawa; 18 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren and 45 great-great-grandchildren.

Darrell Berry, Jerry Elliott, Alan Elliott, Rick Elliott, James Summers and Max Sharp will serve as casket bearers. Don Lackey is an honorary bearer.

Exie Lee Blake

Exie Lee (Ledbetter) Blake, age 84, of Seminole, passed away, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, at Manor Care Nursing Home in Oklahoma City.

She was born April 23, 1921, in Pottawatomie County to James Robert and Ida Francis (White) Ledbetter. She married Steve Goodman Blake, Jr. on April 25, 1948, in Yuma, Ariz. He preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1993.

Exie graduated from Varnum High School in 1942. She has lived in California and North Carolina. She worked at the American Red Cross where she was in the sewing department, there she made flags and infant beginners layout for young soldiers’ wives.

She volunteered at the Veterans Hospital in California and has spent most of her life working and thinking for the good of this country, mostly in conjunction with veterans. She also worked with North Carolina’s Future Homemakers and Future Homemakers of Oklahoma.

She is survived by her sister-in-law; Beatrice Ledbetter of Seminole, niece and nephew; Allen and Kay Ledbetter of Seminole, Dick and Kathy Ledbetter of Chickasha and Don and Brooksie Dickerson of Sand Springs, Nelda and Jerry Quellette of Oklahoma City, Mary Frances Dickerson of Oklahoma City, Judy and Walt Spicer of Macomb and John Ledbetter of Macomb.

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

Services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tommy Clark officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to www.swearingenfuneralhome.com, the funeral home website.

William Bland

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident William Edgar Bland are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home with Larry Sparks officiating. Interment is to follow service at Holdenville Cemetery.

Bland, 88, died Friday Feb. 4, 2005 at his home. He was born on Sept. 6, 1916 in Stratford to James A. and Delia Ann (Rochel) Bland.

He married Edva Lou Shields on May 7, 1940 in Okemah. Bland moved to Seminole from Holdenville.

Work careers for him included working in the oilfield, rancher and as a self-employed driller. He was a member of the Independent Holiness Church.

His parents, three brothers, five sisters and daughter-in-law, Anna Bland all preceded him in death.

Surviving him are his wife of the home; three sons Billy Bland of Shawnee, Bobby Bland of Maud and Jimmy Bland of Choctaw; six daughters, Linda Horn of Midwest City, Lou Ellen Mullings of Maud, Patty Bland of Seminole, Peggy Huff of Choctaw, Charlotte Gregory of McLoud and Pamela Goodin of Davis; one sister Nina Hassell of Holdenville; 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the service will be Dwayne Bland, Lance Bland, Robbie Horn, Tracy Mullings, Jimmy Bland, Scott Goodin, Phillip Goodin, Casey Goodin and Tony Gregory.

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

 

 

Eugene Blankenship

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Eugene "Gene" Blankenship are set for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the Calvary Bible Church in Bakersfield, Calif.

Blankenship died Friday, May 27, 2005, in Bakersfield, Calif., at the age of 90.

He was born May 15, 1915, in Sasakwa, before moving to Wewoka.

He is survived by his wife Odessa; a daughter, Glenda Guichard, of Atascadero, Calif.; two sons, Billy Blankenship, of Sutherlin, Ore., and Don Blankenship of Bakersfield, Calif.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Zeake Boatman

Graveside services for longtime Wewoka resident Zeake J. Boatman are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

The services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Boatman, 90, died Sunday, May 8, 2005 at Shawnee Care Center. He was born Dec. 24, 1914 in Wewoka to Josh and Henryetta Boatman.

He married Veda Novella Boatman and was a retired truck driver at Lillard Pipe and Supply in Shawnee. Boatman was a member of the Church of God.

His parents; wife; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Clara Brown; and one granddaughter, Judy Romano preceded him in death.

Surviving are four sons, Frank Boatman of Slayton, Texas, Jack Boatman of Shawnee, Pete Boatman of Amarillo, Texas and Joe Boatman of Shawnee; one daughter Betty Boyce of Eufaula; brother, Henry Boatman of Wewoka; sister, Bertha Hale of Georgia; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

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Edward Bordelon

Funeral services were held today at 10:30 p.m. for Bowlegs resident Edward Hugh "Ed" Bordelon at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John May officiating.

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

Bordelon, 59, died Saturday, April 16, 2005 at Oklahoma Veterans Hospital - Talihina Division in Talihina.

He was born Dec. 13, 1946 in Denton, Texas to J.C. Bordelon and Mary Alice Batesel.

Bordelon lived in the Bowlegs/Seminole area from 1995 to 2005, having moved here from New Jersey.

He married Judy Taylor on Oct. 10, 2004 in Wilburton.

Bordelon was a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of Methodist Church in Bowlegs and the VFW post in Wilburton.

His father preceded him in death in 1974.

Surviving is his wife Judy Bordelon of Wilburton, mother Mary Cameron of Bowlegs and one sister Catherine Henderson of Mexico Beach, Fla.

Serving as casket bearers was Ryan Bloxham, Brian Smith, Eddie Taylor, Donnie Taylor, Sterlin Taylor, Eddie Murrah and David Wagoner.

Honorary bearers were Daniel Taylor and Mike Krause.

Lavoy Louise (Tate) Bottoms

Funeral services for Seminole resident Lavoy Louise (Tate) Bottoms are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Highway Baptist Church, north of Seminole on SH 99, with Rev. Cal Hunter officiating.

Interment of her cremains will be at Little Cemetery at a later date, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Bottoms died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at Seminole Medical Center. She was 69.

On July 8, 1936, she was born to Marcus Arelius Tate and Velma (Lake) Tate, in Danville, Ark.

She married James "Odell" Bottoms on Dec. 17, 1952, in Oklahoma City. She moved to Seminole 38 years ago. A wife and mother, she owned and operated Odell and Sons Salvage west of Seminole, with her husband.

Bottoms was a member of Highway Baptist Church in Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one infant brother, James Eldon Tate.

Bottoms is survived by her husband, James "Odell" Bottoms of the home in Seminole; three sons, James "Leonard" Bottoms of Coleman, Ala., James "Thomas" Bottoms of Shawnee, and James "Christopher" Bottoms of Seminole; two daughters, Debbie Davis of Chattanooga, and Jakki Gatzke of Seminole; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Messages of condolences can be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Emma Boulton

A private family service was held Wednesday for former longtime Konawa resident Emma Marie Boulton.

Burial took place at Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Boulton, 94, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005 at Unity Health Center in Shawnee. She was born Sept. 12, 1912 in Heavener to Agra and Coulde Thrift.

She married Walter B. Boulton on April 12, 1927 in Heavener and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of Faith.

Her parents, husband, one daughter, Pauline Adams, two sons, Charles Boulton and Walter Boulton and one granddaughter, Teresa Stewart preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Margie Robison of Konawa and Lorena Farris of Pauls Valley; one brother, Aurie Thrift of Red Oak; one sister, Helen Thrift of Red Oak; 21 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great grandchildren.

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

 

Barbara Bounds

Graveside services for lifelong Konawa area resident Barbara Anna Bounds are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Ed Bray is to officiate with services under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Bounds, 85, died Saturday, July 2, 2005 at Seminole Medical Center. She was born March 2, 1920 in Konawa to John Henry Wheeler and Dollie Ann (Hunley) Wheeler.

She married Tom L. Bounds on Aug. 17, 1939 in Konawa and was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Her parents; husband, Tom on March 9, 1990; and one son, Leonard Bounds, all preceded her in death.

Surviving are six sons, Clifford Ray Bounds of Perry, Jack Bounds, Jerry Bounds, Richard Bounds, Glen Dale Bounds, all of Konawa and Jimmy Bounds of Ponca City; seven daughters, Lucy Dotson of Anadarko, Phyllis Ward of Boca Raton, Fla., Mary Minor of Unionville, Va., Carolyn Hughes of Pauls Valley, Brenda Campbell of Tulsa, Rhonda Fortelney of Harrah and Wanda Bryce of Konawa.

In addition, she has one sister, Julia Beatle of Scottsmore, Fla.; 36 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

 

 

 

 

 

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Lon Bowers

Services for Lon J. Bowers will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at the Trinity Baptist Church in Maud with Wayne Taylor officiating.

Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

Lon J. Bowers, passed from this life on July 2, 2005 at Unity Health Center North in Shawnee at the age of 78.

He was born October 3, 1926 to Lena (Parsons) and Lon D. Bowers in Macomb, Okla.

Bowers married Joyce "Inez" (Hale) on July 13, 1964 in Sherman, Texas.

He was a paratrooper in the United States Army where he served during WWII. He was also a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Maud, and a former member of the Odd Fellows in Tecumseh as well as a former member of the American Legion.

He retired from Tinker Air Force Base in 1979 after 34 years as a supervisor over shipping. He also loved to fish.

His parents, one brother, Eugene Bowers and one great granddaughter, Hunter Chaffin, precede him in death.

He is survived by his wife Joyce "Inez" Bowers of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Curtis and Paula Bowers, Lloyd and Glenda Bowers and Floyd Bowers all of Maud; one daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Mike Wittrock of Smithville, Texas; one brother and sister-in-law; Glen and June Bowers of Ponca City; three sisters and brother-in-law; Jerri and Walter Brown of Fairfax, Okla., Charlotte Janway of Tecumseh and Louise Pine of Eufala.

He is also survived by nine grandchildren; Steven Bowers, Glen Alan Bowers, Jarrod Bowers, Suan Streeter, Jennifer Chaffin, Jackie Porterfield, Sydnee Tucker, Brytnee Tucker and Thad Tucker and fourteen great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be; Steve Wall, Randy Crawford, Steve Wood, Jack Morris, Paul Lucy and Gene Reagan.

Honorary Bearers will be; Charles Pierce, Dale Williams, John Nuckolls, Tom Clark, Ray Lee and Charles Hopper.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

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Raymond Bowles

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Raymond Bowles are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Maple Grove Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield to officiate.

The service will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Bowles, 87, died Saturday, May 14, 2005 at Sulphur Oklahoma Veteran Center. He was born June 22, 1917 in Yeager to Noble George Bowles and Mary Alice (Draper) Bowles.

He married Helen M. Bowles in Sulphur in 1953. Bowles was a veteran who served in World War II as a private in the United States Army.

Bowles worked as an oilfield toolpusher in the Seminole oil fields and was a private pilot who enjoyed flying and fishing.

He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the American Legion Post 0148 in Sulphur.

His parents, wife Helen (2003), and two sisters Ruth Griffen and Audrey Mitchell preceded him in death.

Surviving are four daughters, Debbie Bowles of Bethel Acres, Nancy R. Rutherford and Beth Bowles, both of Seminole and Mary Bowles of Shawnee and four grandchildren.

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

The family wishes to extend their thanks to the Oklahoma Veteran Center in Sulphur.

 

 

 

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Clara Mae Brackett

Funeral services are scheduled for longtime Seminole resident Clara Mae Brackett for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of the First Baptist Church in Seminole with Rev. Tommy Clark officiating.

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

The casket will remain open until the service time and it will then be closed and not re-opened.

Clara Mae was welcomed to heaven on March 7, 2005 by her Lord, her husband Lawrence and her daughter, Barbara Jean. She was born in to this world on Oct. 12, 1914, and four years later lost her mother to the 1918 influenza.

She, her three sisters and brother were reared with the support of their uncle and aunt, Shorty and Eula Johnson in Holdenville.

When Clara Mae met Lawrence Brackett in 1937, they fell in love at first sight and were soon married. Both maintained jobs and struggled to begin a family during the hard times of the last of the depression years.

She felt the anguish of losing her fist child and then moved to Seminole, rebounding with three sons who were the center of her world.

Clara Mae was first of all a mother and a committed First Baptist Church member, where she was a Sunday school teacher and Cub Scout den mother.

After her sons left home, her summers were filled with caring for grandchildren, which she dearly loved.

When the grandchildren were grown she and Lawrence loved sitting on the deck of their Lake Eufaula trailer in the evenings, talking about the next day’s fishing.

As she grew older, she made weekly trips to the local nursing home where she visited and prayed with residents.

For the past three years she has been a delightful resident of the Cedar Creek Nursing Home in Norman.

Her mother and father; husband Lawrence; sisters Ola Booth and Coy Rogers and brother, Acie Goforth preceded her in death.

She is survived by three sons, Dan and his wife Janet, Bill and his wife Cheryl and Bob and his wife Marina; sister Bea Luther and her husband Fred; nine grandchildren, Sean, Shannon, Kris, Leanne, Ryan, Bob Manuel, Joshua, Kevin and Ben; seven great-grandchildren; special niece and nephews who she loved dearly

She will be missed by every person whose life she touched in her 90 years.

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William Bradley Sr.

Memorial services for Seminole resident William Lee Bradley Sr. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Pentecostal Holiness Church in Holdenville.

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

Bradley, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005 at his home in Holdenville. He was born Dec. 29, 1919 in Henryetta to William and Beaulah "Love" Bradley.

He was raised in the Seminole County area and had attended Butner Schools. Bradley married Constance Jean Stove in March of 1987 in Marietta.

Bradley worked most of his life as a self-employed mechanic.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving him is his wife of the home; children, William Bradley Jr. of Seminole, Patricia Ann McCormick of Ponca City, Tammy Justice of Wewoka, Robert Bradley of Seminole and Claude Bradley of Wewoka; sister Lennie McMichaels of Holdenville and six grandchildren.

Frank Brand

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Frank Dudley Brand were held Sept. 10, 2005 at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

The services were under the direction of Mercer-Adams Funeral Home of Bethany.

Brand died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005 at his home in Tulsa. He was born Feb. 28, 1926 in Sasakwa to John W. and Nellie Brand.

The family moved to Wewoka and that is where he attended school. He worked at Safeway for two years, starting when he was in the ninth grade.

At the age of 17 he hitchhiked to Wilberton, Calif. where his mother lived and enlisted in the United States Navy.

He trained at the United States Naval Training Center in San Diego, Calif. Brand served in the meat butcher’s shop in five major battles during World War II.

Following his discharge from the service in 1945, he married and lived in Washington for 25 years.

Brand returned to Oklahoma and attended a tech school in Okmulgee to train as an electrical technician.

He then joined the National Guard and was mobilized for the Korean War. His company shipped out to Japan first and then on to Korea.

Brand was a powder man who experienced his ship being dive-bombed and weathered a typhoon.

His parents; three sisters, Mable Harbert, Oma Chaffin and Iva "Dake" Hurt and four brothers, Johnnie, James, Bill and Homer Lee preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Juanita of Tulsa; two daughters, Chrystal of Alaska and Rebecca of Oregon; son, Doug of Washington; two stepchildren, Lanell Curry of Tulsa and Dean page of Springfield, Mo.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Thank you Uncle Frank, for serving in two wars to preserve our freedom.

 

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Frank Brand

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Frank Dudley Brand were held Sept. 10, 2005 at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

The services were under the direction of Mercer-Adams Funeral Home of Bethany.

Brand died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005 at his home in Tulsa. He was born Feb. 28, 1926 in Sasakwa to John W. and Nellie Brand.

The family moved to Wewoka and that is where he attended school. He worked at Safeway for two years, starting when he was in ninth grade.

At the age of 17 he hitchhiked to California where his mother lived and enlisted in the United States Navy.

He trained at the United States Naval Training Center in San Diego, Calif. Brand served in the meat butcher’s shop in five major battles during World War II.

Following his discharge from the service in 1945, he married and lived in Washington for 25 years.

Brand returned to Oklahoma and attended a tech school in Okmulgee to train as an electrical technician.

He then joined the National Guard and was mobilized for the Korean War. His company shipped out to Japan first and then on to Korea.

Brand was a powder man who experienced his ship being dive-bombed and weathered a typhoon.

His parents; three sisters, Mable Harbert, Oma Chaffin and Iva "Dake" Hurt and four brothers, Johnnie, James, Bill and Homer Lee preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Juanita of Tulsa; two daughters, Chrystal of Alaska and Rebecca of Oregon; son, Doug of Washington; two stepchildren, Lanell Curry of Tulsa and Dean page of Springfield, Mo.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

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Alfred Brannon

Services for former Seminole resident Alfred Brannon are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Wilbert Tripplett officiating.

Interment will follow at Earlsboro Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Lunch will be served at Galilee Baptist Church following the service.

Alfred Brannon passed away, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 in Shawnee at the age of 91. He was born on Aug. 19, 1914 to Robert and Nellie (Ennis) Brannon in Earlsboro.

He served in the United States Army during World War II and was retired from Tinker Air Force Base.

His parents; one daughter, Betty Lou Bennett; three sisters, Cora Amy, Ethel Pruitt, and Lonada Few; five brothers, Frank, Robert, Henry, Essau, and Jacob Brannon, and one grandson, Billy Gene Bennett, Jr, precede him in death.

He is survived by son-in-law, Billy Gene Bennett, Sr.; one brother, Isaac Brannon of Shawnee and two sisters; Juanita Brannon of Earlsboro and Bulena Stillwell of Los Angeles, Calif.

In addition, he is survived by four grandchildren; Rita Wright, Carolyn Bennett, Jerry Bennett, and Anita Bennett; nine great-grandchildren, numerous great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be the nephews. Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home at website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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Emily Branscum

 Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Emily Jean (Owen) Branscum are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Landmark Baptist Church, 7th and Otoe, Perry, Okla. under the direction of Palmer Marler Carberry Funeral Home Stillwater.

Pastor Mike Peercy and Bro. Mike Raines will officiate. Committal service will follow in Vamoosa Cemetery east of Konawa at 3 p.m.

 Branscum died Nov. 28, 2005. She was born May 2, 1930 north of Konawa to Charles Arthur and Maggie Irene (Brewer) Owen.

Emily and Edward Leon Branscum were married Feb. 6, 1953 and enjoyed nearly 53 years together.

 Her parents and her brothers Layton, Carlton, Roy, Clarence and Dewey preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband Leon of the home, three sisters, Helen Renfro of Oklahoma City, Faye Murray of Moore and Virgie Torres of Bethany; two brothers, Ray Owen of Lafayette and twin brother, Elmer Owen of Oklahoma City; six sons, Gene Branscum and wife Brenda of Ponca City, OK; Ron Branscum of Perry, Charles Branscum of Stillwater, Randy Branscum of San Antonio, Texas, Jerry Branscum of Ada and Jim Branscum of Perry.

Six grandsons, eight granddaughters and six great-grandchildren also survive her.

 Visitation will be at Landmark Baptist Church in Perry from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. at Palmer Marler Carberry Funeral Home in Stillwater.

The family suggests that memorials can be made to Landmark Baptist Church Mission Fund 1408 N. 7th, Perry, OK

 

Joyce Branscum

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Joyce Branscum are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Chapel in Oklahoma City with graveside services following at 1 p.m. at the Calvary Cemetery, Shawnee.

Joyce Irene Branscum, of Oklahoma City, passed away Nov. 5, 2005. She was the daughter of Cecil Baxter and Evelyn Peltier born March 8, 1927 in Shawnee.

Her father, mother, the father who raised her, William Hinton, and her best friend in life and sister, Jeanne Marie Lathan, preceded her in death.

Joyce was raised and attended school in Bethel, graduating Bethel High School in May 1945.

She married her childhood sweetheart, Truman Branscum June 7, 1945. They made their home in Seminole where they raised their three children.

Joyce helped build Hillcrest Apartments and started Taco Hut restaurant while in Seminole.

She was an active member of the Chamber of Commerce, Modern Literature, Republican Party, the Alzheimer’s Association, garden clubs and several other civic organizations.

But more than anything she dearly loved being a mother to her children and grandmother to her grandchildren.

She had a fierce pride in her Potawatomi Indian heritage and enjoyed learning about the culture as well as teaching her children about it.

Joyce has lived in the Oklahoma City area since 1980. Later in life, Joyce married and spent several happy years with B.L. Moore to whom she has remained very close with.

She is survived by her three children, Barry Branscum, Leslie Masilon, Lisa Rumsey; grandchildren Brooke Rumsey, Matthew Masilon and Trent Masilon; brother William E. Hinton and his family; sister Kathy Baxter; nieces Susan Worthington and Terri Ann Harbison as well as several other nieces and nephews.

All who loved Joyce knew of her love of flowers but those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to the Alzheimer’s’ Association.

 

 

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Wilton Brewster

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Wilton "Kenneth" Brewster are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Scott King to officiate.

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

Brewster, 61, died Thursday, May 12, 2005 at home. He was born Sept. 25, 1943 in Hollis to William Elliott Brewster and Wilma Maxine (Jones) Brewster.

He married Carolyn Sue Robinson Jan. 13, 1994 in Mulberry, Ark.

Brewster was a veteran of the Oklahoma National Guard and was employed with Oil and Gas Service, Warren American Oil Company and NBI Services.

He was a member of the Church of Christ. His father preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother, Wilma Brewster of Lubbock, Texas; wife Carolyn Brewster of Seminole; two sons, Scott Brewster of Canadian, Texas and Joe Brent Brewster of Lake Charles, La.; three stepsons, Chris Melton and Gary Smith, both of Shawnee and Danny Smith of Ardmore; two brothers, Keith Brewster of Amarillo, Texas and Bryan Brewster of Edmond; sister Cynthia King of Lubbock, Texas and seven grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

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Haskel Thomas ‘Hack’ Brock, Sr.

Funeral services for Seminole resident Haskel Thomas "Hack" Brock, Sr. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Harold Turner officiating.

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

Brock was born Dec. 1, 1950, in Cove, Ark. to Delton Lawrence Brock and Ruby Jewel (Arthur) Brock Bemo.

On Nov. 8, 1968, he married Patricia Ann "Patty" (Nelson) Brock in Oklahoma City.

Brock had worked in the oilfield and as a carpenter framing houses.

He moved to Seminole from Oklahoma City in 2004.

Brock was preceded in death by his father, Delton Lawrence Brock in 1991.

He is survived by his mother, Ruby Bemo of Seminole; wife, Patricia Ann "Patty" Brock of the home; one son, Haskel Thomas Brock, Jr. of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Regina Ann Smith of Oklahoma City and Shanda Lynette Brock of Houston, Texas; one brother, Delton Brock of Seminole; two sisters, Dorothy Loving of Seminole and Norma Benedict of Oklahoma City; and 10 grandchildren.

Beauty Bill Brown

Graveside services for former Sasakwa resident Beauty Bill Brown are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Factor-Brown Cemetery in Sasakwa with Rev. Wes Martin officiating.

Brown died Wednesday, July 27, 2005, in Oklahoma City Hospital at the age of 57.

He was born on Oct. 16, 1947, in Ada to Johnny Brown and Mabel Wood Brown.

Brown graduated from Sasakwa schools and then attended Oklahoma University and received a BA degree in history from Southeastern Oklahoma University in Durant. He then attended the University of Florida to further his education.

He worked for the Department of Human Services as a social worker and served on the Sasakwa School Board.

He married Jacalyn Carter on June 1, 1991 in Holdenville.

Brown was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Jacalyn Brown of the Home; sons, John Dorsey Brown of the home, Matthew Hamilton of Atwood, and Chad Hamilton of Holdenville; brothers, Stan Brown of Seminole and John R. Brown of Whitehorse in Yukon Territory, Canada; and three grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips funeral Home in Wewoka.

Cynthia Jewell Brown

Funeral services for longtime Seminole school teacher Cynthia Jewell Brown were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Jewell died on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at the Evergreen Care Center in Owasson.

Jewell was born on Nov. 23, 1907, at Albion to Elisha Thomas Kinsey and Mattie Belle Hammond Kinsey.

She grew up in Bromide and attended college at Murray State in Tishomingo.

It was there that she met and married Lloyd Kenneth Brown.

They were married on June 20, 1928, in Tishomingo.

Jewell continued her education at East Central State University and received her master’s degree in education in 1957.

Jewell taught elementary school for over 40 years, 21 of those years in the Seminole public schools.

Jewell and her husband, Lloyd, were active members of the First Baptist Church of Seminole for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister and her husband.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Bonna Brown of Tulsa; her daughter and son-in-law, Jerry and Myrna Fielder of Okmulgee; five grandsons, Steve Fielder, Greg Fielder, Mark Brown, Brent Brown and Jason Brown; and one grand daughter, Sherry Fielder Wise.

She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials be made to Evergreen Care Center, 12600 E. 73rd St. N, Owasso, OK, 74110.

Mildred Brown

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Mildred Brown are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Holdenville Cemetery with Rev. Wesley Martin officiating. Services are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Brown died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at Elmwood Manor Nursing Home in Wewoka. She was 95.

She was born July 30, 1909, to Elvis and Molly (Pitts) Martin in Neosho, Mo.

Brown was brought up in the Sasakwa area.

On March 28, 1928, she married J.A. "Aud" Brown in Wewoka. They made their home in Sasakwa and were the parents of two sons, James and Roy, and two daughters, Patsy and Joyce.

After 41 years together, Aud died, in 1969.

In 1989, Brown married Len Kimbrell, who also preceded her in death, in 1995.

Brown attended the First Baptist Church in Sasakwa, where she was a long time member.

She went fishing, played bingo, traveled, and quilted.

She was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother.

Brown was preceded in death by two husbands, Aud Brown and Len Kimbrell; son, Roy M. Brown; daughter, Patsy Garner; one grandson; parents, Elvis and Molly Martin; four brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Calvert of Wewoka; her son, J.H. "James" Brown of Brownsville, Texas; sister, Hazel Lenahan of Huntington Beach, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Marty Brown, Kevin Garner, Jimmy Calvert, Ivey Garner, David Calvert and Keneth Johnson are set to be pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers are Wesley Brown, Lee Epperley, Edwin Williams, Keith McFerran, Mark McFerran, Daniel Thompson, Colton Johnson, Tristan Churchwell, Tyler Churchwell, and James Kevin Garner, Jr.

Phosa Brown

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Phosa A. Brown are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Full Gospel Assembly of God Church in Cushing.

Pastor Larry Huff is to officiate. Interment will follow services at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Brown, 86, of Cushing, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005 at Resthaven Nursing Home in Cushing. She was born Jan. 8, 1919 to Edward Bartles and Mildred (Fanska) Bartles.

On June 1, 1937 she married Roy Irvin Brown in Kansas.

Brown was a missionary to American Indians. She enjoyed reading God’s word and Lewis Lamar and enjoyed sewing.

Her parents; husband, Roy Brown (Oct. 24, 1998); brother, Lloyd Brown; son, Richard Brown and daughter, Johnna Faye (Brown) Muehe preceded her in death.

Surviving is one sister, Dorothy Young of Emporia, Kan.; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Velma Brumley

Funeral services for Seminole resident Velma Brumley as scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, at the Little Chapel, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Lee Estep is set to officiate, and burial will follow at Little Cemetery north of Seminole.

Brumley died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at her home in Seminole.

She was born July 4, 1928, in Cromwell, to James Henry Estep and Minnie (Carrigan) Estep.

In 1991, she retired from Sonic, where she had worked as a cook.

Brumley was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and five sisters.

She is survived by one daughter, Nina Hallmark, Seminole; three sons: Curtis Brumley of Seminole, Kenneth Brumley and his wife Diane, of Tulsa, and Gary Brumley and his wife Sharon, of Chesapeake, Va.; one brother, Andrew Estep, Wewoka; five grandchildren: Monte Hallmark, Misty Brumley, Kenny Brumley, Scott Brumley, and April Hotulke; three great-grandchildren: Annabell Hallmark, Madison Hotulke, and Shelbie Brumley; as well as many friends and other family members.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home’s website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Ray Brunkhurst Jr.

Private family services have been scheduled for the son of Maud resident Cassie Hardin.

Ray Brunkhurst Jr. of Texas passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2005 in Ft. Worth, Texas. He was born Aug. 27, 1954 in Okarche to Ray Brunkhurst Sr. and Cassie Brunkhurst (Hardin).

Ray was married for 18 years to Vickie Christ of Choctaw.

He held two degrees, one in accounting and one in computer science.

Ray worked for Cingular Wireless as a computer programmer since its inception and immediately prior to that he worked for SBC Wireless.

Ray donated his body to science, which had been a long time ambition of his.

He is survived by his wife: three children, Caralyn Rae and husband Mark Oakley of Conway, Ark, Leslie Rae Brunkhurst and Bartlett H. Brunkhurst, both of the home; his father, Ray Brunkhurst Sr. of El Reno; his mother and stepfather, Cassie and Ron Hardin of Maud and two sisters, Linda Herbert of Harrah and Connie and husband James Carnott of El Reno.

Ray will be greatly missed by a lot of relatives, including eight nieces and nephews and good friends.

He also leaves behind a very good friend, Walter Clower, with whom he talked every day.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes that donations be made to the Texas Cancer Center for cancer research.

Jack Bryant

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole County resident Jack Walton Bryant are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Jerry Drewery officiating.

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

Bryant, 82, of Oklahoma City, died Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was born Jan. 11, 1923 in Quinton, Okla. to Emmett and Mable (Clift) Bryant.

He married Fern Delois "Dee" McKinney on Nov. 8, 1942 in Seminole. She preceded him in death on Oct. 15, 2004.

Bryant served in the United States Army from Feb. 23, 1943 to Aug. 4, 1944. He was retired as an owner/operator of over 20 years at Bryant Tank Service.

His parents, wife Dee, one brother and five sisters preceded him in death.

Surviving is his son and daughter-in-law Jack Warren and Kaye Bryant of Tuttle; three grandchildren, Tim Bryant and wife Shelee of Seminole, Gayle Ely of Tuttle and Stacy Morris and husband David of Seminole and five great-grandchildren Nevin Bryant, Collin Bryant, Brennah Kaye Bryant, all of Seminole, Paige Ely of Tuttle and Josh Morris of Seminole.

Pallbearers for the services will be Tad Andrews, Roger Cordray, Jim Webb, Jeff Rider, Dustin Drewery, Chad Drewery, Mark Ely and Josh Webb.

Honorary bearers will be Jim McComas, A.C. Bundy, Bob Lackey, Steve Rider and Bill Dulworth.

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

 

 

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Phyllis Bryant

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Phyllis Jean (Redding) Bryant are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Bryant, 59, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005 at her home. She was born Sept. 23, 1945 in Wetumka to Dean and Norma Redding. In addition she attended Seminole Public Schools.

She worked at Blue Bell for several years before becoming a nursing assistant at Seminole Hospital until 1985 when her health declined. Bryant was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

Preceding her in death was her father and sister Peggy Haskins in April 1968.

Survivors include her mother of the home; son Tim Bryant and daughter Stacy Morris both of Seminole; one brother Paul Redding of Wewoka; two sisters, Frankie Hamil of Tulsa and Sherry Vogts of Grain Valley, Mo. and four grandchildren.

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

 

Ruby O. Bryant

Graveside services for Sasakwa resident Ruby O. Bryant are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka with Rev. Wesley Martin to officiate.

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

Bryant, 82, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2005 in an Oklahoma City hospital. She was born Jan. 28, 1923 in Wynnewood to Sam Nelson and Turnie Hucks.

She attended Chigley School and graduated from Davis High School.

April 15, 1940 she married H.T. Bryant and he preceded her in death.

She worked for Big Yank Factory as an inspector and was a member of the Sasakwa Community Club, Ladies Auxiliary and attended Assembly of God Church in Sasakwa and New Life Church in Wewoka.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving is her son Donald Bryant of Sasakwa; stepsons, Howard Bryant of Moore and Delmar Bryant of Sulphur; stepdaughter Bobbie Smallwood of Norman and three sisters, Lanadine Weaver of Cheyenne, Wyo., Ann Saiser of Albuquerque, N.M. and LaHoma McAlister of Oklahoma City.

In addition, she has 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren surviving her.

 

 

 

 

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David Bunch

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident David Allen Bunch are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Bartlett Funeral Parlor in Bartlett, Tenn.

Interment is to follow services at the west Tennessee Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.

Bunch, 52, died Friday, March 25, 2005 in Humbolt, Tenn. He was born Feb. 18, 1953 to Dr. Allen and Ruth Bunch.

He retired from the United States Army in 1995 where he was a Sgt. 1st Class. Bunch was a veteran of Desert Storm and had served in Germany under Gen. Colin Powell.

In addition he served in Grenada, El Salvador, Panama, Honduras, the Persian Gulf, Somalia and many stations in the United States.

Bunch received many commendations as an army medic and he held a master’s in psychology.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving him is wife Reda Bunch of Memphis, Tenn. and two sisters, Alana Bunch and Tina Bunch, both of Seminole.

Alexander Burgess

Rev. Alexander Burgess of Spaulding passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2005 at his residence, at the age of 86.

A wake service was held at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with the body being transported to the home for a wake service at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

On Thursday the body will then be taken to Seminole Indian Baptist Church, Konawa for an 8 p.m. wake service at the church.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Seminole Indian Baptist Church, Konawa with Rev. Arthur Carpitcher and assisted by Rev. Ed George.

Interment is to follow services at Seminole Indian Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Alex was born on April 29, 1919 at Sasakwa to Walter Burgess and Nancy Alexander. He attended school at Vamoosa and was baptized Jan. 1, 1957 by Walter Burgess.

On June 26, 1966 he became an Ordained Preacher by Walter Burgess, John Harjo and Harley Roberts. He became Pastor Oct. 14, 1967 by John Factor and Homer Emarthle.

Alex and Joan Harjo were married in Seminole and she preceded him in death.

Later Alex married Winnie Cosar on July 12, 1980 and she preceded him in death.

His parents; son, Robert West; baby daughter; grandchildren, Claude Burgess Jr. and Leslie Walker; sisters, Liza Jesse and Ida Mae Burgess and one brother, George Burgess preceded him in death.

Surviving are his three sons, Charles Burgess of Wolf, George Burgess of Granite and Claude Burgess of Lexington; stepson Ronald West of Tupelo, Okla.; seven daughters, Gwen Warrenburg and Marcella Bryan, both of Tecumseh, Joammie Wood of Sasakwa, Nita Kay Jacobs of Holdenville, Amelia Harjo of Oklahoma City, Jackie Kernell of Ada and Joan Carpitcher of Byng.

In addition, one brother, Jonas Burgess of Seminole; four sisters, Francis Tanyan and Martha Palmer, both of Seminole, Evelyn Punkta of Shawnee and Jane Boydston of Stonewall; stepsons, Jimmie Carpitcher of Sasakwa and Sam Harrison of Seminole; sister-in-law, Joammie Harrison of Wewoka and one uncle Bill Burgess of Tulsa survive him.

Mr. Burgess was a dedicated grandfather that raised the following grandchildren; Buddy Wood, Billy Wood, Wesley Roulston, Ronald West, Smiley West, Theda Pogue and Skyler Roulston.

In total he has 36 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be Lee Wood, Ronnie Burgess, Josh Punkta, Larry Jesse, Jimsey Harjo and Charlie Harjo.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Boydston, Michael Walker, Joe Coon, Frank Walters, Bolo Cosar, Winston Postoak, Robert Wood, Mark Bryan, Anthony Notah, Ronald North and grandson and great-grandsons.

 

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Ralph Oren Burkey

Funeral service for Ralph Oren Burkey, 96, of Pocasset were held at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 23, 2005 in the Chapel of Sevier Funeral Home in Chickasha.

Ralph Oren Burkey was born March 25, 1909 in Grady County the son of Joseph Edward and Sarah Burkey and died Tuesday Sept. 20, 2005 in Chickasha.

Mr. Burkey lived in Grady County all of his life. He and Beatrice Slover were married for 72 years. They were married Jan. 18, 1933.

Mr. Burkey was a farmer and rancher west of Pocasset.

He also worked as a cabinetmaker for Perdue Company and Chickasha Mobile Homes.

Mr. Burkey was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Cheryl Anne Burkey; two brothers; and four sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Burkey of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, James E. Burkey and wife Mary Jane of Seminole, Jerry Burkey and wife Anita of Fletcher, and Ronnie Joe Burkey of El Reno; six grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

Interment followed the services in the Evergreen Cemetery, Minco, under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home.

Ralph Oren Burkey

Funeral service for Ralph Oren Burkey, 96, of Pocasset are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Sevier Funeral Home in Chickasha.

Ralph Oren Burkey was born March 25, 1909 in Grady County the son of Joseph Edward and Sarah Burkey and died Tuesday Sept. 20, 2005 in Chickasha.

Mr. Burkey lived in Grady County all of his life. He and Beatrice Slover were married for 72 years. They were married Jan. 18, 1933.

Mr. Burkey was a farmer and rancher west of Pocasset.

He also worked as a cabinetmaker for Perdue Company and Chickasha Mobile Homes.

Mr. Burkey was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Cheryl Anne Burkey; two brothers; and four sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Burkey of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, James E. Burkey and wife Mary Jane of Seminole, Jerry Burkey and wife Anita of Fletcher, and Ronnie Joe Burkey of El Reno; six grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Minco, under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home.

Theodore Burkhart

Graveside services for lifelong Seminole resident Theodore "Ted" R. Burkhart are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery with Rev. Doyle Long officiating.

Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Burkhart, 88, died Thursday, April 14, 2005 at Pioneer Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 6, 1917 in Alma, Ark. to George Washington Burkhart and Ida (Griffin) Burkhart.

He married Joyce (Chambers) Burkhart on March 8, 1958 in Gainsville, Texas.

Burkhart was a United States Army veteran who served as an E-5 during World War II. He retired as a mechanic from Tinker Air Force Base.

Surviving him is his wife; two sons, Kris Burkhart of Seminole and Don Burkhart of Oklahoma City; three daughters, Donna Weber of Yukon, Cheryl Chahcoi of Olathe, Kan. and Tammy Jenkins of Tupelo, Miss; one sister Jesse Barclay of Henderson, Ky.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

 

Lorenzo Burris

Funeral services for Seminole resident Lorenzo "Buddy Ruff" Burris are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Bobby Curry is to officiate with interment to follow services at Westwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Burris, 78, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 at Seminole Medical Center. He was born Jan. 3, 1927 in Atoka to Cluster and Rosa Lee (Frazier) Burris.

He attended Dunbar School in Atoka where he was raised.

Burris married Irene Crooms and worked in the street department for the City of Oklahoma City for several years.

His two sons, Rico Burris and Pat Frazier, daughter, Bertha (Burris) Bennett and stepfather Curley Frazier preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife; six sons, Alonzo Burris of Oklahoma City, Michael Burris of Konawa, Bob Burris of Seminole, Doug Burris of Wichita, Kan., Wallace Burris of Monmouth, Ill. And Kenneth Crooms of Norman and four daughters, Rose Burris of Seminole, Yolanda Burris of Dallas, Texas, Marshell Burris of Seminole and Patsy Colbert of Edmond.

In addition, two sisters, Lorene Alexander of Spencer and Elizabeth Frazier of Atoka; four brothers, Charlie Colter, Bobby Frazier and Jimmy Frazier, all of Atoka and Sonny Frazier of Californai; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren also survive him.

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

 

 

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Laura Hart Burrow

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Laura "Evelyn" Hart Burrow are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Burrows died Monday, Sept. 19, 2005. She was born Dec. 31, 1906 in Lewisburg, Tenn. to James Deryl Hart and Lena Ethel London Hart.

In 1909, her family moved to Madill, where her father set up his dentistry practice. She grew up there and graduated from Madill High School in 1926. She stayed on with her family, which had by then grown to six girls and four boys.

The family moved to Wewoka in 1930 where she worked at Key Hardware and continued to help with the raising of her siblings. Eager to expand her education, Burrow moved to Oklahoma City in 1935, where she lived with her sister, Virginia.

There, she attended Draun’s Business School and took a job with Pittsburgh Plate Glass. After taking her civil service exam, she worked for the VA and the FAA.

In 1940, she married James Otto Burrow, who had a teenage daughter, Phyllis Fonsene Burrow. In 1943, she gave birth to Linda, her only child.

She continued to work until 1966, when she retired. In 1976, her husband of 36 years died and four years later, Burrow moved back to Wewoka to live with sisters, Virginia and Mary.

In 1998, Evelyn again moved to be near family. This time it was to be near sisters Virginia and Naomi, who were in a Shawnee nursing home and niece Sherry Claybrook. In December 2000, she moved to the Stillwater Renaissance House to be near her granddaughter, Jill.

Her many hobbies included crossword puzzles, gardening, sewing, knitting, and cooking.

Evelyn’s church family was very important to her and she always enjoyed the corporate worship. As a child, she always attended worship services with her family and was baptized while in her teens.

She attended the corporate worship with the Lord's body in Wewoka, at Mayfair in the city, in Shawnee, and most recently at the Stillwater Church of Christ. She loved to host people in her home and cook for church fellowships. When she could no longer serve physically, she served financially.

Her parents; five sisters, Mary, Ruth, Melba, Virginia, and Naoma; two brothers, Allwyn and Harold; her husband; and a beloved stepdaughter, Fonsene preceded her in death.

Surviving are brothers, James of Wewoka and George of Knoxville, Tenn.; daughter Linda Johnson of Rockwall; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren,

The family suggests that memorial donations may be made to the Stillwater Church of Christ Youth Group, c/o Tim Hall, Stillwater Church of Christ, 821 North Duck, Stillwater, OK 74075; or Judith Karman Hospice PO Box 818, Stillwater, OK 74076.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the family via our website at www.strodefh.com.

 

 

 

 

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Pamila Burton

A private family service will be held for Pamila Renee Burton, 51, of Lewisville, Ark. who died Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at her residence.

She was born in April 4, 1954 in Seminole and was a member of The First United Methodist Church of Lewisville, and a loyal Oklahoma Sooner fan.

Surviving her is her husband, Bruce Burton of Lewisville; two stepsons, Dylan Burton of Wakasa, Japan and Darrell Burton of Lewisville; daughter Jacey Walker of Stamps, Ark.; brother and sister-in-law Melvin and Alice Craig of Caddo; sister Jeanetta Gains of Texarkana, Ark.; a very special aunt, Lois Bender of Seminole; a very special grandson, Ethan Walker and a very special granddaughter Lauren Spakes.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Hospice of the donor’s choice, the American Cancer Society or the Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Services are under the direction of A.O. Smith Funeral Homes, Inc in –Stamps, Ark.

Charles ‘Gene’ Bussey

Graveside services for longtime Maud resident Charles "Gene" Bussey are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cummings Cemetery in Maud with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

The services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home

Bussey, 60, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005 at McAlester Hospital. He was born March 23, 1944 in Maud to W. Frank and Anna Lucille (Work) Bussey

He married Linda Jenelle Houck in Colorado on Oct. 10, 1969. Bussey was a retired truck driver for Miller Trucking Company of Stroud,

Bussey served in the United States Army from 1963-1964 during the Berlin Airlift. He was a member of the American Legion and of the Oddfellows in Maud.

His parents, wife (April 25, 2001) and one brother Jimmy Bussey (July 3, 1989) all preceded him in death.

Surviving him are three sons, Terry Shawn Bussey of New Port, Ark., Zach Bussey of Chandler and Timmothy Harper of Lexington; three daughters, Tamara Harper of Shawnee, Michelle Hamilton of Nevada and Cathy Bussey of Florida; two brothers, David Bussey of Seminole and Mike Bussey of Maud; three sisters, Erma Taff and Sandie Joplin both of Maud and Nora "Sister" Brenner of Kalispell, Mont. and numerous grandchildren.

Casket bearers for the services will be Mike Bussey, David Bussey, Ronnie Stackhouse, Davy Bussey, Aaron Russell and Jason Bussey.

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

 

 

Wilma Byerly

Friday, Oct. 7, 2005 was the day that the Lord chose to call Wilma Maxine Whitlock Byerly home.

Funeral services for Wilma are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Spaulding Community Center in Spaulding.

Elders Freeman Whitlock, Jim Collier, and Carl Edgerton officiated the services.

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

Wilma passed from this earth at Carl Albert Indian Hospital in Ada after a lengthy and courageous battle with a variety of illnesses.

She was born on Sept. 24, 1932 to Russell and Ruth (Goss) Whitlock. Wilma attended school at Tate, Justice and Spaulding, graduating in 1950.

Wilma married Floyd Byerly, November 21, 1950. Floyd preceded her in death on Aug. 9, 1988. Her father and brother, Frank Whitlock, also preceded her in death.

She is survived by her mother, Ruth Whitlock, of rural Wewoka; her children, Brenda Barbe and her husband, Chris and her son, Terry Byerly, all of Spaulding; two grandchildren, Becki Phillips and her husband Craig of Spaulding, David Barbe and his wife Lori of Holdenville; five great-grandchildren, Michaela, Gracie, Brody, Kaden and Tanner.

In addition, on brother, Freeman Whitlock and his wife of Jean of Prague; two sisters, Sybil Byerly and her husband Clyde of Holdenville and Darla Sisco and her husband Roy of Wewoka; two sisters-in-law, Oleta Smith of Muskogee and Joann Macon of Ada; cousins, Dorothy Fitzpatrick and Nora Lee Akin of Holdenville, several nieces, nephews and other relatives survive her.

Wilma was a very caring and compassionate person. One of her greatest joys was in being able to help others.

She worked with handicapped children at Sasakwa School and also cared for some elderly neighbors. Her spirit was truly a selfless one.

Wilma also deeply enjoyed caring for her family, pets and her cattle. In years past, she also loved farming, gardening, canning and playing softball.

Her kind heart will be missed by all who knew her.

Pallbearers for the services are Randy Tompkins, Ray Stafford, Mike Goodson, Bob Allen, Ryan Brewer and Richard Nolen.

Honorary bearers are Floyd Johnson, Bobby Taylor, Jim Allford, Dellis Timmons, Johnny Darrell Mayfield and Scotty Brown.

 

Virginia Mae ‘Ginny’ Byers

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Virginia Mae "Ginny" Byers are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bill Eisenhour Northeast Chapel. Services are to be directed by Bill Eisenhour.

Interment is set to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Northeast Funeral Home of Oklahoma City.

Byers died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at the age of 69.

She was born Feb. 11, 1935, to Dutch and Anna Sparks in Seminole.

A member of the Baptist church and Eastern Star, Byers was self-employed in the mobile home rental business.

She also loved crafts and people.

Byers was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of over 40 years, Louie Byers.

She is survived by one son, Dutch Byers and his wife, Karen; one daughter, Tina Kaasc and husband, Darryl; grandchildren, Crystal, Steph-anie, Heather, Derek Byers, Wesley, Whitney Fowler; great-grandchild, Ethan; two sisters, Juanita Garaman and Wilma Wainner and many special friends.

Walter Cagg

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Walter Albert Cagg are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Mae Lois McGrew to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Wolf Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Cagg, 66, of Anadarko, died Sunday, July 10, 2005 at Physician’s Hospital in Anadarko. He was born Sept. 8, 1938 in Blanchard to Walter Cagg and Mary Fitzwater.

He married Clarice Conway on June 3, 1995 in Anadarko and was disabled.

His parents; one brother, Tim Cagg; son Patrick Cagg and daughter Gayla Cagg preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Clarice Cagg of Anadarko; three sons, John Cagg of Oklahoma City, Walter Wayne Cagg of Hot Springs, Ark. and Wesley Cagg of Mangum; two daughters, Shona Cagg of Mangum and Angela Watts of Broken Arrow; one stepson Harry Boykins Jr. of Oklahoma City and one stepdaughter Shelonna Boykins-Griswold of Lawton.

In addition, two half-brothers, Bill Tennison of Tahlequah and John Tennison of Kansa; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive him.

Pallbearers will be John Cagg, Darin Greene Cagg, Rod Palmer, Charles Hodges, Bill Watts and Justin Cagg.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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James Rhodes Calder

James Rhodes Calder, 82, was born Nov. 18, 1922, in Dallas, Texas, to James and Annie Rhodes Calder.

He passed on Feb. 4, 2005, at his home.

Jim attended Sunset High School in Dallas, Texas.

He went into the U.S. Navy in 1942. He was a first class seaman and was discharged in January of 1946.

He returned to Dallas where he worked at Ford Motor.

Jim married Florence May English on April 23, 1960, They lived in Duncanville, Texas.

Jim retired in 1977 from Ford and worked for Shield’s and Lee Survey Company until 1980.

Jim and Flornce moved the Seminole area in 1980, then moved to Oklahoma City in 1999, where they resided with their niece, Janet Rains; grand-niece Shaunda Root and great-grand niece Jessica Root.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

An old-fashioned wake will be held in his honor on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. in his home.

"You will always be in our heats, you’ll always be our uncle Jim, we love you."

All your nieces and nephews, family and friends

 

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Robert Harrison Caldwell

Graveside service for Seminole resident Robert Harrison Caldwell are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pastor Gary Wilburn of United Methodist Church in Seminole is set to officiate.

Resthaven Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Robert died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, in Seminole. He was 79.

Robert was born in Woodward to Mr. Harry Robert Caldwell and Mrs. Lillian Lee Moss Caldwell Robertson on April 28, 1925.

He graduated from Shawnee High School in 1943 and in 1945 he graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy in King’s Point, N.Y. where he was commissioned as a naval ensign in the Navy and served in the merchant marines for two years.

He married Patricia Ferguson in New York City, N.Y. on Nov. 10, 1945, and has been happily married for 59 years.

He was a member of AQHA, OQHA, APHA, and PHBA.

His career was working in the field of oil and gas production.

Robert was preceded in death by both parents; stepfather, H.Y. Robertson; two sisters, Dortha Lee Quinn and Harrilene Wolfe; and stepbrother, Richard Caldwell.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Caldwell of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jo Caldwell of Cincinnati, Ohio; daughter, Joan C. Auderer of Shawnee; and daughter and son-in-law Laurie and Jimmie Tuggle of Earlsboro.

He is further survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Richard Calger

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday for former Seminole resident Richard Kieth Calger at Little Cemetery with Larry Chesser officiating.

Calger, 51, of Oklahoma City, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2004. He was born Oct. 3, 1953 in Marlow to Acie and Velma Calger.

He spent most of his adult life in the restaurant business.

His son, Darron Kieth Calger; his parents; and two brothers, Ralph and Harold Calger all preceded him in death.

Surviving him are his son, Jarrod Calger of Norman; grandson, Jacob Calger; sisters, Peggy Bebout, Wanda Sturmon, Marilyn Rains and Barbara Townsend, all of Purcell, Shirley Beaty and Sue Harrison of Wewoka, Judy Calger, Berta Harris and Jane Calger of Seminole; brothers, Danny Calger and Donnie Calger of Seminole, and James Calger of Healdton.

JoAnn (Bates) Cannady

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident JoAnn Cannady are scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka with Rev. Delbert Akin officiating.

Cannady died at her home in Avenal, Calif. on Friday, April 15, 2005. She was 63.

She was born April 19, 1941, to George Bates and Nona (Hanson) Bates in Bentonville, Ark.

Cannady graduated from Wewoka High School in 1960.

She worked as a seamstress and waitress.

She was a member of the Baptist church.

Cannady was preceded in death by her parents, George and Nona Bates; brother, Larry Bates; sister, Lucille (Bates) Bush; infant son Toby and grandson, Christopher.

She is survived by five daughters, April Bravo, Penny Suchanek, Dina Bollinger, Sheila Verdugo, Angela Bueno all of Avenal, Calif.; one son, Eddie Murray of Bakersfield, Calif.; and sister Margaret Mouser of Ada.

Lee Carmack

LeWanda "Lee" M. Carmack, 78, of Norman, died March 12, 2005, in Norman.

Memorial services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Havenbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Norman with Chaplain Harry Smith officiating.

Services are under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman.

Lee was born Dec. 14, 1927, in Seminole to Everette and Anna (Fogle) Turley.

She was raised in Seminole and married Glenn R. Carmack in Okemah on Dec. 25, 1944. Glenn died Nov. 21, 2004. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Xmas day.

Lee was a wonderful hostess. Each evening before dinner it was a ritual that Lee and Glenn made a toast to each other – "Cheers my dear." Now she has gone to join him.

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

Survivors include her daughter Cindy Updegraff and husband, Paul and their dog, Jordon of Norman; her sister, Carol Davisson and husband, Bill, of Seminole; two grandchildren, Travis Hill of Berkeley, Calif., and Kimberly Gressett of Alachua, Fla., and five great grandchildren.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Arbor House Assisted Living, Heartland Hospice of Norman and to her caregivers, Missy and Dee.

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

 

Maedean Carolina

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Maedean (Bruner) Carolina are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Wewoka Church of Christ.

The arrangements are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Carolina, 73, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005 at Wewoka Nursing Home. She was born May 27, 1932 in Wewoka to Charley and Purina (Colbert) Bruner.

She attended Nobletown School and later worked for Konawa Nursing Home and Barry’s Café as a cook. She was a member of Wewoka Church of Christ.

She married Ural "Sonny" Carolina in Shawnee and the couple had nine children.

Her parents; son, Terry Bruner; daughter, Delmarie Gordon; brothers and sisters, Vernon Bruner, Alice Byrd, Stella Bruner, Betty Bruner, Bobby Gene Bruner, McArthur Bruner, Joby Bruner and Linda Sue Bruner preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; sons, Everett Bruner of California, Joe Don Gordon of Wewoka, Rickey Burton of Oklahoma City, Tony Bruner of Georgia and Paul Bruner of California and two daughters, Dondie Gordon of Virginia and Gloria Porter of Georgia.

In addition, siblings, Victorina Simmons, David Bruner, Aslene Bruner, Corene Bruner, Willis Bruner, Ola Faye Bruner, Dorothy Bruner, Rose Bruner, Rene Alford, Bobby Bruner, Ellen Roberts and Jean Johnson; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren survive her.

 

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Jack Carpitcher

Services for Jackie "Jack" Carpitcher, 80, Ada, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Seminole Indian Baptist Church with Revs. George Harjochee and Webster Fixico officiating.

Burial follows at Carpitcher Family Cemetery. Wake services will be 6 p.m. Thursday at the Criswell Chapel, and at Seminole Baptist Church on Friday evening.

Arrangements are under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home of Ada.

Mr. Carpitcher died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005. He was born May 23, 1925, in Sasakwa, to Weitna Weitna Carpitcher and Lilly Davis Carpitcher.

He married Winnie Mae Harjo in 1942 and was baptized by Walter Morgan at Birdcreek Indian Baptist Church.

Jack played baseball as a hindcatcher and had his own team. He and his brother and uncles built the first ball diamond at the Mekusukey Mission.

He worked in the oil fields and as a laborer, and had his own engine shop.

Survivors include one son, W. W. Jimmy Carpitcher and his wife Maxine, Sasakwa; three daughters, Jackie Kernel, Ada; Julia Scott, Madill, and JoAnna Carpitcher, Byng; one sister, Virginia Cosar, Konawa and 15 grandchildren, Rhonda, Charlie, Rhoda, Angie, Deanna, Weitna, Jonnie, Joniel, Jon Jr., Travis, Janis, Timothy, Michael, Marques and Mario.

In addition, 28 great grandchildren, Ateesha, William, Tashina, Winterstar, Winterdawn, Destiny, Alexander, Rhiannon, Zaniel, Cynda Ann, Monique, LeAnn, Danielle, Amanda, Jessica, Thomas, Olivia, Kennedy, Kelsey, Kanada, Canyon, Cierra, Gracie, Aleah, Jonathan, Zachery, Johnsey, Emilee and Joseph; and a host of relatives, nieces and nephews survive him.

Four brothers, Robert Carpitcher, Freeland Carpitcher, Eunah Carpitcher and Joe Carpitcher; and two sisters, Sally Martin and Katy Cass preceded him in death.

Bearers for the services are Samuel Cain II, Robledo "E-Z" Israel, Jock Jones, Timmy Narcomey, Israel Camp, and Edward Walker.

Honorary bearers are Danny James Carpitcher, Jesse James Carpitcher, Jackie Freland Davis, Victor Scott Underhill, Tyree Lee Underhill, Anthony Gordon Cosar and Mickey Lee Cosar.

 

 

Dorothy Carter

Funeral services will be held for Wewoka resident Dorothy Jean Carter at 2 p.m. Friday at the Assembly of God in Holdenville with Rev. Dale Jennings officiating.

There will be a visitation time from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening. Interment will follow at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson- Phillips Funeral Home.

Dorothy Jean Carter of Wewoka passed away on Nov. 8, 2005 in their home at the age of 80. She was born on June 16, 1925 to William A. and Ancy Belle "Yandell" Catlett in Wetumka.

She married George T. Carter on June 8, 1944 in Holdenville. Their home was in numerous places throughout the country, and they moved back to Wewoka in 1960 and had lived there since that time.

Her last job was working as a secretary for the State of Oklahoma Insurance Commission.

 She is survived by her husband George T. Carter of the home; three children, Mike Carter of Odessa, Texas, Linda Watts of Denton, Texas and Bob W. Carter of Houston, Texas; one brother, Ray Catlett of Wewoka; two sisters, Ruth Meiske of Taylor, Texas and Audra Creach of Wewoka; five grandchildren, Vicki, Kenneth, Charles, Gene, and Ronna Michelle, five great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

 

 

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Mack Earl Carter

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Mack Earl Carter are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Little Chapel with Hershel Morgan officiating.

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

Carter, 81, of Glenpool, died Sunday, May 29, 2005 at home. He was born Oct. 24, 1923 in Fort Smith, Ark. to Claud Cater and Neta Atchinson.

He married Betty McMillan on March 24, 1944 in Seminole.

Carter worked as a bus driver/maintenance for Seminole High School. He was a veteran and of the Baptist faith.

His wife and one son, Michael Earl Carter preceded him in death.

Surviving is daughter Joyce Hargrove of Glenpool, two grandsons and three great-grandchildren.

Messages of condolences may be sent online to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

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Betty L. Cass

Graveside services for Bette L. (Lowe) Cass are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Rest Haven Memorial Garden in Seminole.

Bette departed from this life on Aug. 27, 2005. She died of complications from brain cancer.

Her husband Charles Bennett Cass preceded her in death in 2001. They had been married 49 years.

She is survived by her son Charles Bennett Cass II of the home; a sister Norma L. Hufford of Tulsa; a brother Richard Leighton Lowe of Cambridge, N.Y.; three nieces, Linda L. Difrancisco Jr. of Texas, Norma Jean DeVault of Tulsa and Bette L. Holtam of Broken Arrow and two nephews Paul Thomas Hufford of Tulsa and Warren Lowe of New York, and many cousins.

Bette graduated from Will Rogers High School in 1944, then moved to Maud.

She married Charles, who was from Springfield, Illinois, in 1952.

Bette and Charles were very active members in the St. Mark’s Methodist Church.

They belonged to several organizations and Bette volunteered many hours at the Seminole Hospital as a Pink Lady in the Gift Shop.

She belonged to the Eastern Star and she and Charles served on many committees for Maud.

Bette was a very loving and giving person and will be missed and loved by her family.

The family would like to thank all Bette’s friends for their kindness and help during her illness.

Bette will be buried in the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole between her husband Charles Cass and her father, Ernest Lowe.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Cremation Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud, Oklahoma.

 

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Bette L. Cass

Bette L. (Lowe) Cass departed from this life on Aug. 27, 2005. Bette died of complications from brain cancer.

Her husband Charles Bennett Cass preceded her in death in 2001. They had been married 49 years.

She is survived by her son Charles Bennett Cass II of the home; a sister Norma L. Hufford of Tulsa; a brother Richard Leighton Lowe of Cambridge, N.Y.; three nieces, Linda L. Difrancisco Jr. of Texas, Norma Jean DeVault of Tulsa and Bette L. Holtam of Broken Arrow and two nephews Paul Thomas Hufford of Tulsa and Warren Lowe of New York, and many cousins.

Bette graduated from Will Rogers High School in 1944, then moved to Maud.

She married Charles, who was from Springfield, Illinois, in 1952.

Bette and Charles were very active members in the St. Mark’s Methodist Church.

They belonged to several organizations and Bette volunteered many hours at the Seminole Hospital as a Pink Lady in the Gift Shop.

She belonged to the Eastern Star and she and Charles served on many committees for Maud.

Bette was a very loving and giving person and will be missed and loved by her family.

The family would like to thank all Bette’s friends for their kindness and help during her illness.

Bette will be buried in the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole between her husband Charles Cass and her father, Ernest Lowe.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Cremation Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud, Oklahoma.

 

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Ellis David Casteel

Funeral services for Seminole resident Ellis David Casteel are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Pastor Harold Turner will officiate, with burial to follow in Little Cemetery.

Casteel died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at Seminole Estates Nursing Home.

He was born Feb.11, 1915, in Pottawatomie County to Joe and Sadie Mae (Michael) Casteel.

He was a farmer and a lifelong member of the Little community.

He attended the Church of Christ at Little.

He married Louise Klaus on July 14, 1991, in Eufaula; she survives him, of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, J.D. Casteel, Earlsboro, David Casteel, Konawa, and Virgil Casteel, Eufaula; two daughters, Nora Dunlap and Teresa Lanier, both of Oklahoma City; 19 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and six great-great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Faye Casteel, who died Dec. 31, 1990.

He was also preceded in death by four sisters, three brothers and two gandsons, Johnny Casteel and Roger Don Leaf.

Casketbearers will include Joe Don and Rodney Casteel, Alan Dunlap, Dustin Lanier, Preston Lynch and Marty Don Hudson.

Condolences may be sent to www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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W.F. ‘Bill’ Chambers

Funeral services for Wewoka graduate W.F. "Bill" Chambers are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday in the Vondel Smith Mortuary North Chapel with interment following at Rose Hill Burial Park.

Formal viewing and visitation is set for Friday from 6-8 p.m.

Chambers died Tuesday, June 28, 2005. He was 63 years old.

He was born July 11, 1941, in Oklahoma City to Robert and Hope Chambers.

In his early professional life, Chambers worked as a National Bank Examiner and later as a banker in Blackwell, Yukon, Edmond, and Wewoka.

He was an active member of Toastmasters and had an interest in music, photography, and traveling.

Chambers worked as a physics teacher at John Marshall High School.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bob, in 1973, and his uncle, Roland, in 1998.

Survivors include his mother, Hope Chambers; son, Clay Chambers; and two grandsons, all of Oklahoma City.

Donations may be made to Bill Chambers Memorial Scholarship Fund for Excellence in Physics in care of John Marshall High School.

Orban Chambless

Funeral services for the father of Seminole resident Mike Chambless were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14 at First Baptist Church of Davis with Rev. James Densman and Rev. Finis Steelman officiating.

Interment for Orban Ray Chambless took place at Green Cemetery in Davis under the direction of Krien Funeral Home.

Chambless, 81, died Friday, Feb. 11, 205 at his home in Davis. He was born March 8, 1923 in Woodland to Floyd Quinton and Willie Beaulah (Allday) Chambless.

Following graduation from Woodland High School in 1940 he served in the Civilian Conservation Corp. at Cold Springs, Wyo. While stationed in Pearl Harbor on the USS Tangier on Dec. 7, 1941, his ship was the first to fire on the attacking Japanese planes.

He was awarded a presidential citation for his actions. In 1944, he was a crewmember aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts, which was involved in the largest sea battle in naval history, the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines. He received the Purple Heart Award for his wounds.

While on home leave he met Norma Jo Dickerson and they married Dec. 30, 1944. After the war, he used his Navy signalman skills to launch a new career with the Santa Fe Railroad until his retirement in 1985.

Chambless was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Donna Chambless, brother Dale Chambless and sisters Doris Smith and Myra Chambless.

Surviving him is his wife; son Mike Chambless of Seminole; three daughters, Janie Wells of Pauls Valley, Judy Chadwick of Davis and Jana Mann of Sulphur; two brothers, Floyd Chambless of Ardmore and Lynn Chambless of Davis; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the service were Branden Wells, Jason Chambless, Aaron Schettler, Brenden Lewis, Buster Coppenbarger and Junior Coppenbarger.

The honorary pallbearers were Burke Healey, Buddy Jones, Dale Noland, Bill Dulaney, Fred Dale, Frank Heaton and Charles Robertson.

Reetha Chase

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Reetha Mae Chase are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Maple Grove Cemetery with Leo Streater officiating.

The services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Chase, 88, died Monday, April 18, 2005 at Mercy Health Center of Oklahoma City. She was born Nov. 12, 1916 in Drumright to Ed and Dovie May (Stafford) Stephens.

She married Louis Elmer Chase on June 14, 1936 in Allen. He preceded her in death Dec. 20, 1997.

Reetha was a homemaker and member of Ideal Street Baptist Church in Seminole.

Her husband; daughter, Barbara Chase; two sons, Charles Russell Chase and James Edward Chase; one granddaughter, Taunya Renae Chase and one grandson, Eric Chase all preceded her in death.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Louis and Barbara Chase of Seminole; one daughter, Pat Plumlee of Union, Mo.; one sister, Dorothy Jean Phillips of Dallas, Texas; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.

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

Gracey Cheek

Private services will be held for Gracey Kay Cheek, infant daughter of former residents Robert G. and Rachel Renee (Chroup) Cheek of Earlsboro.

Cheek was born and died on Saturday, March 26, 2005 at a local hospital.

The services will be under the direction of Walker Funeral Home in Shawnee.

Ralph Cherry

Services for long time Wolf resident Ralph Homer Cherry are set for 2 p.m. Monday, June 6, 2005 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating, burial will follow at Wolf Cemetery.

Ralph died Thursday, June 2, 2005 at Norman Veterans Center. He was born Dec. 8, 1920 in Coleman, Texas.

He served in the United States Army from August 1944 to October of 1945. He received the Asiatic Pacific service medal, good conduct medal and the Philippine liberation medal. He was a self-employed welder for Arco and pipeline for many years.

His parents, wife of 50 years Jessie Belle Cherry in 2000, two sons and two sisters precede him in death.

He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law; Bettie and James Marshall of Seminole, Maggie and Jewell Brumit of Salt Springs, Fla. and Dee Powell of Salt Springs, Fla.; one sister Joyce Wilson; and special friend John Carpenter of Jerrell, Texas; several grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

One very special friend and caregiver Carol Williams of Seminole also survives him.

Pallbearers will be John Smith, Ortie Anderson, Les Cogburn, Pete House, Phil Fowler and Paul Self. Honorary bearers will be Gerald Davis, J.T. Lawson.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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Horace Thomas ‘H.T’ Childers

Graveside service for Maud native Horace Thomas "H.T." Childers are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Cummings Cemetery with Glen Williams officiating.

Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud is handling arrangements.

Childers died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Wagner Care Center in Wagner. He was 79.

He was born in Maud on March 8, 1926, to Horace Thomas Childers and Susan Elizabeth.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Childers worked as a teacher and attended First Baptist Church in Maud.

Childers is survived by his sister, Gene Petrie of Tulsa.

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

Agatha Christian

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Agatha C. (Colvin) Christian are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at rest Haven memorial Gardens with Rev. Carl Whitfield to officiating.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Christian, 80, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005 at Quail Ridge Living Center in west Siloam Springs. She was born Sept. 18, 1925 in Skeedy, Okla. to Charlie H. and Addie (Vance) Colvin.

She married Douglas Charles Christian on March 11, 1947 in Arkansas City, Kan. and worked for Newton Walls Department Store for over 28 years, retiring as manager of the Seminole Walls Store.

Christian was a member of First Baptist Church Seminole.

Her parents; her husband; one son, Charles Christian and two brothers, Charles Colvin Jr. and Clayton Colvin preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Lloyd of Seminole and Lori Billups of Colcord; one sister, Eva Dunn of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

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Amos Chupco

Funeral services for lifetime Seminole County resident Amos Thomas Chupco are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday at Hilltop Presbyterian Church in Wewoka with Elder Kelly Tiger and Jerry Baker officiating.

Wake services will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the church and interment will follow services at Achena Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Chupco, 80, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005 at Integris Baptist Medical Center. He was born March 10, 1924 in Wewoka to James and Bettie (Thomas) Chupco.

He married Lucille Tiger on Oct. 10, 1950 in Ft. Brag, N.C. and he has lived his whole life in Seminole County except for the time he served in the military.

Chupco served in the United States Army and retired Sept. 1, 1965. He served for 20 years with the Airborne Division, including the 82nd Airborne, 101st Airborne, 187 Regimental Combat and 12 air assaults.

He was also a master parachutist, during which time he has two children that were army brats.

Following his retirement from the army he retired from General Motors as an inspector in 1991, then he worked at the Seminole Wrangler plant in the maintenance department for four years.

His parents; one son, James Chupco Sr. (Jan. 31, 2003); one brother, James Chupco Jr.; two sisters, Nancy Franks and Rachel Walker, all preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; one daughter, Phyllis Platta of Mescalero, N.M.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pall bearers for the service will be Roger Franks, Ronnie Franks, Sandy Walker, Albert Platta Sr., Joel Luna Jr. and Michael Fish.

Acting as honorary bearers will be Kenneth Taroyle, Charles Chupco, Kenna Harjo and Steve Ruedy.

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

 

 

 

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Patricia ‘Pat’ Church

A memorial service for longtime Seminole resident Patricia "Pat" Church are set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole.

Rev. Gary Pollard is set to officiate the service.

Church died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at Seminole Medical Center, at the age of 74.

She was born June 6, 1930, to Fred Wensauer and Madge (McDaniel Wensauer), in Shamrock.

She married Billie Eugene "Bill" Church on May 5, 1997, in Okemah.

Church was a homemaker, and had worked for several years at Seminole’s public library, retiring in the 1980s.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Eddie Wensauer; and sister, Jean Keener.

Church is survived by one son, Bill Northcutt, Davenport; three daughters: Sandy Schott, Wichita Falls, Texas, Cathy Robison, Omaha, Texas, and Penny Crelia, Seminole; one brother, Jack Wensauer, Rocksborrow, N.C.; one sister, Rose Marie Keener, Bowlegs; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Donations may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for Heart or Lung Research, 825 NE 13th St., Oklahoma City, 73104-5097, as requested by the family.

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

 

Sylvia ‘Ruth’ Clifton

Funeral service for Seminole resident Sylvia "Ruth" Clifton are scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Moreland officiating. 

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery with Pastor Hubert Plumlee officiating, and under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Sylvia "Ruth" Clifton passed away Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, in Oklahoma City at the age of 85.   She was born Aug. 21, 1920 in Oiltrough, Ark. to Florence Jewel (Ray) and Alex Zander Essary. 

She was married to John William Clifton, he preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1966. 

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Johnny A. and Linda Clifton of Seminole; three daughters and son-in-law, Shirley Anne Maye of Seminole, Linda and Charles Conner of Oklahoma City, and Jo Ahmadian of Midwest City. 

Ten grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren, one great-great-great grandchild, two step great-grandchildren and three step great-great grandchildren also survive her. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, William Eugene "Bill" Clifton; three brothers, Russell, Joel and Henry Essary; one sister, Beth Anne Essary; two granddaughters, Terry Anne Clifton and Karen Clifton Gustafuson and son-in-law, Devoe Maye.

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

 

 

William Clifton

Private services for Wewoka resident William "Bill" Fred Clifton will be scheduled for a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Clifton, 54, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005 in Holdenville. He was born May 13, 1948 in Muskogee to James Clifton and Helen James.

He moved to Wewoka in June of 2004 from Wagner, Okla.

Clifton graduated with an associate’s degree in electronics from OSU Tech – Okmulgee and worked for Hayes-Lemmerz as a supervisor.

He married Karol Hourt on April 19, 1979 in Casper, Wyo.

His father and brother, Rusty preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife; three children, LaVon Robinson, Sandi Clifton and Jason Clifton; mother, Helen James; two grandchildren; sister, Ruby Miller and brothers, Frank, Jerry and Jay Clifton.

Juanita Cline

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Juanita Cline were held today at 2 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Clark and Chaplain Donnie Knight officiating.

Interment followed the service at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Cline, 88, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005 in Seminole. She was born Dec. 5, 1916 in Soper, Okla. to William Arvel Nichols and Annie (Smith) Nichols.

She was a sales clerk at The Vogue Dress Shop and Herrins Ladies Wear for many years.

Cline is a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole and a member of the B.P.W.

She was active in her Sunday school class and member of the Choctaw Tribe.

Surviving her are daughters, Pat Crawford Atyia and Barbara Shoemaker, both of Seminole; two sisters, Mildred Post of Seminole and Kate Warren of Camarillo, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; 28 grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Casket bearers were her grandsons, David and Tracy Driver, Greg and Kevin Crawford, Joe Shoemaker, Scott, Steven and Todd Staley, Jimmy Post, Nick Post, David Post, Ben Crane, Paul Cain, Ed Staley and Jeff Crawford.

The family suggests that memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church Falls Creek Cabin Fund or to Heartland Hospice in Shawnee.

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

 

Roy Cluck

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Roy Curtis Cluck were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005 at Hilliard Funeral Home in Van, Texas.

Rev. David McNary officiated and interment took place in Union Chapel Cemetery in Texas. Pallbearers for the service were Jerry Holt, Ross Romero, Cody White, Casey Holt, Scott Cluck and Keith Gomer.

Cluck died Jan. 29, 2005 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was born July 1, 1923 in Bowlegs to Sam L. and Lillie Newberry Cluck.

He married Inez Nichols on Oct. 21, 1942 in Wewoka and was a resident of Arlington, Texas for two years and was a member of First Christian Church and worked as a truck driver.

Cluck served in the United States Army 160th field artillery Battalion 45th Division from 1939 – 1944. He served active duty during World War II from 1940 – 1944.

He was awarded many decorations and service medals, such as EAME Campaign medal, American Defense Service medal, Good Conduct medal, Battle Star for Sicilian, Italian and Qualiano, Italy Campaigns, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign medal with four bronze service stars.

His parents; one sister, Viola Griswald; and two brothers, Jesse Cluck and Cecil Cluck all preceded him in death.

Surviving him is his wife of 62 years of Arlington; son Dewayne Cluck of Van; daughter Carolyn Dillard of Arlington; two brothers, J.L. Cluck of California and Sam A. Cluck of Wewoka; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Georgia Etta Cochran

Georgia Etta Doakes Cochran, a former resident of Seminole, age 75, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005.

She was born March 22, 1929, in Konawa, Okla., to Abraham L. Nero and Jannet Ransom Nero.

She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized in the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Konawa, Okla.

Georgia graduated from Booker T. Washington in Seminole, Okla., in 1948.

She continued her education and graduated from college in1969.

Georgia retired from the Konawa School system after 24 years of dedicated service.

In May of 1997, she met and married Rev. Fred D. Cochran Sr.

Her love for the Lord and dedication was exemplified during her various roles at church clerk, treasurer, Sunday School superintendent, Sunday School teacher and member of the trustee board.

Georgia showed love to everyone she met and she will always be remembered by her beautiful smile.

She trusted and loved the Lord with all her heart.

The Lord picked another rose from His garden of life on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, in the person of Georgia Etta.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Freeman Doakes; three sisters, Geneva Bruner, Gertrude Crooks and Sylvia Johnson Edwards; and one brother, Robert Nero.

Georgia’s memory will be forever cherished by her three children: Debra Gail (Rev. Famous) Cochran, Larry Wayne (Gwen) Lewis of Pauls Valley, Okla., and Freda Lynn Guess of Oklahoma City; 10 grandchildren: Truman Duwana Johnson II, Christopher (Dawneve) Johnson, Gabrielle Cochran, Titania Lewis, Brittany Lewis, Charmetra Guess, Natasshia Guess, 13 great-grandchildren: Hannah, Kaitlin, Jordan, Rachel, Karolynn, Sefuan, Rone, Amaunda, Deja, Malayja, Loquisia, Montoya and Holli; one aunt, Tilda Ransom; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at the First Baptist Church of Konawa, Okla., under the direction of Temple & Sons Funeral Directors Inc.

Interment is in Grayson Cemetery in Konawa, Okla.

Gary Coker

Funeral Service for Seminole resident Gary Wayne Coker are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. T.J. Fixico officiating.

Interment will follow at the Harjo Family Cemetery in Seminole County under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wake Services will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday.

Coker, age 59, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005. He was born Nov. 3, 1945 in Seminole to William and Ellen (Jones) Coker.

He was a member of the Gar Creek Ceremonial Ground. He worked for The Seminole Nation Casino where he worked in maintenance.

Surviving is his wife, Nadine King Coker of the home; one son, Aaron Coker of Seminole; two step-daughters, Nadia King of Seminole and Nellissa Lena of Norman; three brothers, Kenneth Coker of Tecumseh, Keith Coker and Glen Coker of Oklahoma; four sisters, Lula Mae Guiterrez, Sue Tanyan of Tulsa, May Baugh, and Delores Henson of Texas; one half-sister, Maybelline Davis of Sasakwa and six grandchildren

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

 

George Coker

Services for Seminole native George Coker are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Dorsey Nero officiating.

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

Visitation will begin Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

George Coker succumbed to Lou Gehrig’s disease on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005.

A longtime resident of Vacaville, Calif., Mr. Coker was born to David and Selina Micco Coker on the family farm near Seminole, on Aug. 16, 1925.

He was a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma
and he served with the 390th Bomb Group of the Eighth Army Air Corps during World War II, and was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries received in combat.

Mr. Coker retired from Chevron USA, Quality Control Division, Richmond Refinery in 1985, after thirty-nine years.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Norma; son David; daughter Adrianne Micco; daughter-in-law Aileen Kim; grandsons Chahte Micco and Chris Furr; granddaughter-in-law Teresa Furr; great-grandchildren Marcus and Elyse Thompson and Samantha Furr; his sisters Anna Mae Cash, Della Jones, and Hazel Lusty; many beloved nieces and nephews; and honorary granddaughters Lori Dushane, Amy Quadros, and Miriam Thompson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother David - who was killed in combat during World War II; brother Harry and sisters Helen Hill and Edna Walker.

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

 

 

 

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Jennie Collins

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Jennie Lou (Howell) Collins are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Pam Shirk.

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

Collins, 100, died Saturday, April 30, 2005 at Grace Living Center in Norman. She was born Jan. 7, 1905 in (Konawa) the Oklahoma Territory to John Carlan Howell and Florence Ann Trapp.

She married Arville J. Collins in Konawa on April 9, 1926. Collins was a 1922 graduate of Konawa High School and of East Central State College.

Collins was a teacher and a homemaker. She received her teaching certification and taught public school until 1926.

Her parents; husband; three brothers, Jerome Howell, Joseph Howell and Phillip Howell; and four sisters, Verna Howell, Maude Mode, Naomi Howell and Margaret Wright.

She is survived by three daughters, Katherine A. Shaw of Norman, Alice N. Fallis of Wichita, Kan. and Margaret J. Gerber of Goodyear, Ariz.; two sons, Arville J. Collins Jr. of Bradenton, Fla. And Lyle H. Collins of Shawnee; two sisters, Barbara Clark of Ardmore and Bernice Latimer of Goodyear, Ariz.; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers for the services will be Jim Fallis, Tim Realyea, Clayton Shaw, Greg Collins, Eric Collins and Brian Collins.

Jerry Collinsworth

Funeral services Jerry Leon Collinsworth are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

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

On May 30, 2005 Jerry Leon Collinsworth left behind his family and friends to go home to a better place. He passed at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa due to massive internal injuries from an oil field accident.

Leon was born Sept. 30, 1948 in Phoenix, Ariz. to Jerry and Johnnie Collinsworth.

He was a lifelong resident of the Konawa/Sasakwa area and attended Vamoosa and Konawa Schools. He trained horses for most of his life along with working in the oil field.

Leon was preceded in death by his mother, Johnnie Collinsworth, and sister, Shirley Evon Collinsworth.

He leaves behind his wife, Shirley Collinsworth of the home; two sons, Jerome and Randy Collinsworth; two stepsons, Tommy and Dax Byrd and two stepdaughters, Ruby Hemphill and Deanna Byrd.

Other survivors include his father, Jerry Collinsworth of Sasakwa; four sisters, Sharlene Phillips of Seminole, Phyllis Jean Phillips and Carlotta Travels of Sasakwa and Linda Payne of Konawa; and one brother, Bradford Collinsworth of Sasakwa.

Leon will be greatly missed by six brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law, eight grandkids, 27 nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

Pallbearers will include Bob Harrison, Sonny Lindsey, Dale Jesse, Burl Collinsworth Jr., Tommy Byrd and Dax Byrd.

 

 

 

 

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Debbie Conger

A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday for former Seminole resident Debbie Ann Conger at Vondel L. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Oklahoma City.

Conger died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005 at her home in Oklahoma City after a long illness. She was born on July 19, 1956 in Milwaukee, Wis. to James and Judy Potrikus.

She married James Wayne Conger on Nov. 19, 1982 in Oklahoma City. Conger was a schoolteacher at Moore Public Schools for 25 years and was a member of the Methodist Church.

Her father preceded her in death on May 6, 2003.

Surviving her is her husband of the home; her mother and stepfather, Judy and Pat O’Neil of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Nicole Conger of Austin, Texas; two brothers, Davis Potrikus of Racine, Wis. and Craig Potrikus of Dallas, Texas.

 

 

 

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Frank Tyson Coody

Funeral services for Konawa resident Frank Tyson Coody are set for 1 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2005, at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa.

Brother Sandy Tiger is set to officiate, with services under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Wake services were scheduled to be held Saturday and Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m., at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Coody died Thursday, May 5, 2005, at Carl Albert Indian Hospital in Ada, at the age of 18.

He was born Jan. 30, 1987, in Claremore, to Keith Wayne Billie and Wynema Coody.

He attended Konawa Public Schools and worked at the Sonic Drive-In in Konawa.

Coody was baptized on March 21, 2004, at the First Baptist Church in Konawa.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Edith Coody and Roger Coody; and Grandpa Donald Harjo.

Coody is survived by his parents; paternal grandfather Rev. Thomas Billie Sr., Byng; paternal grandmother, Rosie Harjo of Konawa; one brother, Keith Wayne Billie, 11, of Byng; two sisters, Danielle Billie and Michelle Billie, both of Byng.

Pallbearers will be Craig Lankford, Travis Lena, Brandon Hunter, Craig Carpitche, Justin Cully, and Chris Coffin.

Honorary bearers will be Kevin Chapman, Danny Howell, Cordell Tebe, Sam Tiger, George Tiger III, and Thomas Lindsey.

Irma Cook

A memorial service for former Seminole resident, Irma "Granny" Cook was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel in Purcell.

Cook, age 70 of Washington, Okla., died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005 at the Purcell Municipal Hospital.

She was born Nov. 14, 1934 in Snomac, Okla., near Wolf, as the fifth of six children born to Louis Roscoe Barton and Laura Sampson Barton.

Cook was raised in the country and attended school in Wolf. She started her family at a young age and spent her younger years as a housewife and mother.

After her children were older, she worked 10 years for Seminole Jr. College in the snack bar before retiring in 1996.

She enjoyed working in the snack bar and getting to know the students and listening to their stories.

Her parents; husband, Chris Paul Cook; sister, Donna Rose and brother, Glenn Barton preceded her in death.

Surviving is one son, Jack Schornick of Bay St. Louis, Miss.; three daughters, Jeannie McCaskill of Washington, Toni Rawls and Brandy Gregg, both of St. Louis, Okla.; three sisters, Phyllis Anderson of Delaware, Barbara MacMahon and Loneva Stach, both of Seminole; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

Jess R. Coppedge

Graveside services for Seminole resident Jess R. Coppedge are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Holden-ville City Cemetery, with Don Gill officiating.

The family is set to receive friends at Swearingen Funeral Home tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Swearingen Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Coppedge died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at Seminole Medical Center. He was 92.

He was born to Will Coppedge and Nannie (Morris) Coppedge Aug. 11, 1912, in Seminole County, where he lived much of his life.

Coppedge retired from the oilfield but also worked for the brick plant.

He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Coppedge was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Rex and Marty Coppedge of Fairview, Texas; three grandchildren and their spouses, Dr. Mitchell Coppedge of Chickasha, Kelly C. and Paul Little of Frisco, Texas, and Lee Ann and Dr. Scott Cheek of Dallas, Texas; and six great-grandchildren, Casey Coppedge of Oklahoma City, Samantha Coppedge of Norman, Carson and Riley Ann Cheek, both of Dallas, Texas, and Shelby and Whitney Little both of Frisco, Texas.

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

Floyd Webb Cornelison

Graveside services for father of Wewoka resident Anita Dobbs are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Cemetery in Ardmore under the direction of Stout-Phillps Funeral Home in Wewoka.

Cornelison died Monday, May 9, 2005, at Unity North in Shawnee at the age of 95.

He was born Aug. 12, 1909, at Lebannon to C.M. and Sophie Crabrtree Cornelison.

Cornelison worked at City Produce and Key’s Feed Store in Ardmore.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Cornelison is survived by his daughter, Anita Dobbs of Wewoka; two sisters, Jade McClendon of Ardmore, and Francis Martin of Denison, Texas; two grandsons; and six great-grandchildren.

 

Brodrick Cornett

Funeral services for the infant son of Clinton and Tracie Cornett of Seminole are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Chris Stinnett officiating.

Brodrick "Brody" Freeman Cornett, eight weeks, died Monday, March 14, 2005 at Seminole Medical Center. He was born January 17, 2005 in Shawnee.

Surviving him are his parents and two sisters, Skyla and Patience Cornett, all of the home; maternal grandparents –Steve and Dusty Ramos of Montreal, Mo. and paternal grandparents Boyd and Dee Cornett of Seminole.

 

Charlie Cosar

Funeral service for grandfather of Wewoka resident Aaron Watashe, Charlie Cosar are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Interment is set to follow at Old Lena Family Cemetery, S.E. of Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Wake services are scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Chapel. Services will be under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Cosar died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at Holdenville General Hospital at the age of 83.

He was born on July 7, 1921, in Oklahoma City to Cundy and Losenda Lena Cosar. He married Amanda Randall. She proceeded him in death in January of 1988.

Cosar worked as a self employed mechanic most of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents Cundy and Losenda Cosar, his wife, Amanda Cosar, one daughter, Charlene Cosar, and one grandson, Clinton Watashe.

Cosar’s survivors include five grandchildren, Renae King of Glenpool, Sophrona Watashe of Glenpool, Cynthia Watashe of Glenpool, Athena Watashe of Glenpool, and Aaron Watashe of Glenpool, and 10 great grandchildren.

Dennis Cotanny

Funeral services for Konawa resident Dennis Dean Cotanny are scheduled for Monday, April 4 at 2 p.m. at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow at Coon Family Cemetery near Sasakwa.

Wake services are scheduled for Sunday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Officiating the services will be Pastor Billy Coon.

Dennis passed away suddenly March 31, 2005 at Carl Albert Hospital in Ada at the age of 53 years. He was born to Wilford and Jennie (Coon) Cotanny on July 11, 1951 in Claremore, OK.

Dennis is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Deanetta and Donald Givens of Oklahoma City; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Bianca and Kenneth Lawrence of Konawa and DiAnne and Sam Wheeler of Konawa; Sister-in-law, Catherine Cotanny of Maud, his ex-wife, Jeanette Kemp of Oklahoma City and his best friend Ronnie Streetman of Oklahoma City.

Also surviving are three grandchildren, Matthew Cotanny, Joshua and Erica Givens and numerous nieces & nephews who all loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jay Cotanny.

Pallbearers will be Donald Givens, Charles Lawrence, Kenny Lawrence, Jr., Grant Cotanny, Waylon Cotanny, Brian Wheeler, Sam Wheeler, Ronnie Streetman, Hank Harjo and Elmer Wheeler.

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

Mohana Jo Cotner

Graveside services for lifelong Konawa resident Mohana Jo Cotner are set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Konawa Cemetery.

Rev. Drew Isaacs is set to officiate, under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Cotner died Sunday at her residence in Konawa.

She was born Nov. 30, 1941, in Konawa, to James Thomas Brower and Ophelia (Hamm) Brower.

Cotner was married to Billy Mack Musick, who preceded her in death in February 1995.

She later married Michael A. Cotner in January 2000, and he preceded her in death in September 2002.

Cotner was a secretary and bookkeeper for McClure’s Propane Service in Konawa and M.A. Cotner Oil Company.

She also worked for the County Tax Assessor’s Office.

Cotner was of the Baptist faith.

Besides her husbands, Cotner was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Barbara Sue Gregg.

She is survived by her step-mother, Tressie Brower of Konawa; one son, Michael Thomas Musick, Tulsa; one daughter, Monica Sue Mackey, Konawa; one grandson and one great-grandson.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or to a charity of the donator’s choice.

 

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Ethel Lucile Cotterman

Graveside services for Maud resident Ethel Lucile Cotterman are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud.

Cotterman died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at her home in Maud. She was 88.

Cotterman was born July 18, 1916, in Clarion, Pa. to Thad C. Miller and Adda (Vogel) Miller.

On May 22, 1933, she married Harold Clair Cotterman in Brookville, Pa. She was a homemaker.

Her husband, Harold Cotterman, preceded her in death in October 1989. Her parents and her son, Frances Cotterman also preceded her.

She is survived by six sons, Jon Cotterman of Maud, Don Cotterman of Pueblo, Colo., Roger Cotterman of New Brighton, Pa., Charlie Cotterman of Wewoka, George Cotterman of Ft. Wayne, Ind., James Cotterman of Bowlegs; three daughters, Karen Bechtold of Colorado Springs, Colo., Vicki Cotterman of Franklin, Pa., Linda O’Connell of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Mildred Eiseman of Apollo, Pa.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren.

Messages of condolences can be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Pearl Coursey

Graveside services for longtime Wewoka resident Pearl Edith Coursey are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery with Bill Tomlin, Chaplain for Good Shepherd officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Coursey, 94, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005. She was born in Hot Springs, Ark on Oct. 15, 1910 to Albert and Susie Mullins.

At the age of five her family and four other families made a five-month trip in covered wagon to Wewoka.

She and Elmer "Casey" Coursey were married Sept. 17, 1928. Casey preceded her in death Feb. 27, 1997.

Coursey worked for the Big Yank Company in Wewoka for 32 years. Soon after retirement she moved to Shawnee, where she resided until entering McLoud Nursing center in March of 2002.

She spent much of her time reading the Bible and crocheting dresses for more than 200 dolls, which she gave to residents, staff and many children.

Her parents, two sisters and two brothers also preceded her in death.

Surviving are her four sons, Dan Coursey of McLoud, Emmitt Coursey of Oklahoma City, Eddie Coursey of Altus and Glenn Coursey of Shawnee.

 

 

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Wanda Mae Cox

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Wanda Mae Cox are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating.

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

Cox died at Holdenville General Hospital on Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at the age of 83.

She was born in Wetumka on Nov. 11, 1921, to Andy Sellers and Maudie (Crawford) Sellers.

Cox attended Wetumka schools.

She married Otto Cox and they had four children together.

Cox was preceded in death by her husband, Otto; son, Johnny Cox and granddaughter Kim Coon.

She is survived by two daughters, Anita Coon and Sharon Martin of Houston, Texas; son, Jerry Cox of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Billy Croce

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Billy Gene Croce are scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

A graveside service is planned with interment for 2 p.m. Monday at Earls Chapel cemetery in Jacksonville, Texas.

Croce, 73, died Thursday, April 21, 2005 at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City. He was born May 7, 1931 in Baldhill, Okla. to George and Effie (Cunningham) Croce.

He married Thelma Louise Hisler in 1963 in Bay Town, Texas and was a veteran of the United States Army Infantry.

Croce worked as a millwright at Armco Steel Company, a steel manufacturing company, in Houston, Texas until he retired in 1984 and was a Jehovah Witness.

His parents, wife, two sons Billy D. Croce and Lee Reeves, one brother Leonard Croce and an infant sister all preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sons, Sam Croce of Splendora, Texas and Jimmy Reeves of Costa Rico; four daughters, Mary Lou Croce of Alabama, Melissa Croce of Florida, Laverne Reeves of Livingston, Texas and Louise Salvato of Ft. Worth, Texas; brother, Onis Croce of Seminole; sister, Betty Lou Martin of Tecumseh; companion Flora Lela of Seminole; 21 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

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Travace Crumb-Langwell

Services for Wewoka resident Travace Alton Crumb-Langwell are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Shanny Taff to officiate.

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

Pallbearers will be Mike Taylor, Stephanie Taylor, Shanny Taff, Eric Taylor, Christian Taylor and Julie Taff. Honorary bearers will be Chad Taylor and Rick Kiser.

Travace passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005 at the age of 31. He was born Jan. 1, 1974 to David and Diana Jackson Langwell in Holdenville.

He was raised in the Holdenville and Wewoka areas, and had lived here all of his life.

Travace enjoyed collecting motorcycles and cars and had good mechanical skills. He had been going to the Cerebral Palsy Center for many years and to know him was to love him. "His chains are unbound."

He is survived by his mother and father, Diana and David Langwell of Wewoka; grandmothers, Julia Madden of Holdenville and Jean Kiser of Ada; siblings, Mike Taylor of Wewoka, Stephanie Taylor and Sam of Moore, Shanny Taff and Wendy Strack of Del City, LaDonna and Tommy Kanard of Wewoka and Ryan and Lana Kattan of Seminole.

In addition, nieces and nephews, Eric, Chad, Karra Christian, Julie, Austen, Darcy, Cassie and Tavin; uncles, Chris, Rick Kiser, Ronnie Kiser, James and Jimmy Taylor and Larry and Lou Langwell; aunt, Sandra and Tommy Kirkland and cousins, JoAnn, Big Mike and Annette.

Benjamin Cullum

Funeral services for Stuart resident Benjamin Cullum are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Light House of Prayer Church, located west of Arpelar.

Rev. Walter Kuhlman and Rev. Rick Madron will officiate with George Holt acting as honorary pallbearer.

Interment is to follow at White Chimney Cemetery under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service.

Cullum, 57, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005 at his residence. He was born Oct. 25, 1948 in Holdenville to Benjamin Ivan and Lizzie Elizabeth Lanham Cullum.

He attended schools in Bowlegs, and later his family moved to the Holdenville area.

Cullum worked in the oilfield for several years and later worked as an automotive mechanic and carpenter.

He married Rosette Madron on April 28, 1969 in Wewoka and he attended Light House of Prayer Church.

His father, Benjamin Cullum; his mother and stepfather, Lizzie and Sidney Hudson; granddaughter, Stephanie Berry; grandson, Tristen Kibby; five sisters and five brothers preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; five children, Katy Martin of Langdon, Kan., Vicky Berry of Chandler, Lee Cullum of Stuart, Ricky Cullum of Dibble and Jody Kern of Wewoka; brother, Frank Cullum of Bowlegs and 19 grandchildren.

Joseph Cully

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Joe Cully are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Chapel in Wewoka with Pastor Kellos Walker and Evangelist Richard Pickup to officiate.

Wake services are scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Stout-Phillips Chapel. Interment is to follow services at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Cully passed away on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005 at the age of 64. He was born on April 19, 1940 in Talihina to Marcy and Jennie Cully.

Joe grew up in the Seminole County area and graduated from Bowlegs Schools in 1958.

He married Frances George Cully on Aug. 3, 1991 in Konawa. He worked for Seminole County Election Board as the secretary and was a member of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church.

Cully also served as a trustee and Baptist Men’s leader of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church.

His parents, Marcy and Jennie Cully, two brothers Clyde Nero and Jack Wilson preceded him in death.

Surviving him is his wife Frances of the home; three sons, Rex Cully, Lance Cully and Drake Cully of Lawrence, Kan.; four daughters, Freda Gippt of Lawrence, Darlene Porter of Konawa, Jean Ann Johnson of Wewoka and Dena Brady of Shawnee.

In addition five brothers, Johnny Wilson of Kadoka, S.D., Steve Wilson of Holdenville, Dorsey Nero of Seminole, Simon Wilson of Holdenville and Paul Wilson; three sisters, Mary Jane Milam, Ruth Deckey and Josephine Wilson; 13 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends survive him.

Pallbearers for the service will be Scott Johnson, Tim Anderson, Jesse Cosar, Roy Cosar, Richard Emarthle, Ed George, Bill Larney and Steve Quenton.

Honorary bearers will include Kelly Haney, Jarrod Porter, Tyler Porter, Tony Johnson, Bobby George, James George, Merle Jim and Joe Craig.

Geneva Dansby

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Geneva Ferrel Dansby were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Oil Center Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Rev. Glen Eaves will be officiating the service and interment is to follow at Lightning Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home of Ada.

Dansby, 84, of Stratford, died Saturday, April 9, 2005 at a Wewoka nursing home.

She was born Aug. 30, 1920 in Konawa to John Baxter and Florence Nora Berry Towler.

Dansby attended school at Summer’s Chapel and lived in the Wynnewood and Stratford areas most of her life.

She married Walter "Tay" Dansby on Oct. 26, 1945 in Bastrop County, Texas. He preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1990.

McDonald Douglas employed her during World War II and then later she worked with Hazel Atlas Glass Company in Ada.

She was a homemaker and a member of Gaar Corner Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving her are two sons, Ronald Dansby of Ada and Harold Dansby of Stratford; seven daughters, Joetta Brownlee of Pernell, Roberta Hughes of Konawa, Olene Rowe of Oil Center, Edna Streater, Linda Heard, both of Wewoka, Bobbie Holland of Vanoss and Pam Hisaw of Ada.

In addition two sisters, Omega Lee Davis and Lucille Thompson of Ardmore; 23 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren also survive her.

Her grandsons will be serving as bearers.

 

 

Lillie Belle Darden

Burial services for Wewoka native Lillie Belle (Coleman) Darden, 81, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Baptist Church of Wewoka with the Rev. L.R. Drinkwater officiating.

Darden died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005. She was born Dec. 9, 1923, in Wewoka to James and Lillie Coleman.

She graduated from the Wewoka school system in 1941 and later became a schoolteacher at Wewoka.

In 1945, she married Lawrence C. Darden Sr. who preceded her in death, as did her second husband.

Darden went on to earn degrees in the areas of business, music and teaching.

She taught all levels of education throughout her career including collegiate course work at Southern University in Baton Rouge, La.

In 1956, she became the first African American stenographer at the Department of Human Services in Oklahoma City.

She also worked for the Black Dispatch newspaper of Oklahoma City and for several years was a member of the North Central Accreditation Association of Kansas City, Mo.

Survivors include her four children; one brother, George Coleman; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are under the arrangements of Myers Funeral Home.

 

 

 

 

 

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Richard D. Darr

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Richard D. Darr are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Barnes & Johnson Funeral Home in Midwest City.

Burial is to follow services at Blackburn Cemetery in Norman.

Darr, 62, of Midwest City died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005. He was born in Seminole Aug. 2, 1943 to Roy and Georgia Darr.

Richard was raised and spent many of his adult years in Seminole.

He worked at Tinker Air Force Base in the Jet Engine Repair Facility until his retirement as a Section Chief in 1991.

After his retirement he spent many days at the lake on his houseboat. He truly enjoyed the lake and fishing. He also enjoyed cooking and perfected his very own BBQ recipes for anyone who wanted to eat.

Richard enjoyed spending time with his family and friends during the countless occasions he had cooked for them. His famous ribs will be greatly missed.

His parents, Roy and Georgia Darr of Seminole and one brother, William H. "Corky" Darr preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Donna, daughter Laura Morris and granddaughter Morgan, all of the home and six other children and their spouses, Tommy and Diane Darr of Seminole, Carrie and Wes Marshall of Norman, Pat and Kenny Sharp of Kansas, Okla., Jim and Pam Moore of Midwest City, Richard Don Darr Jr. of Kansas, Okla. and Rachel and Shawn Sherfield of Eufaula.

In addition five brothers and six sisters-in-law, Gene and Peggy of Norman, Gary and Kellie of Mineral Wells, Texas, Alan and Lisa of Bowlegs, Kenneth and Barbara of Seminole, Tim and Debbie of Seminole and Jenny Fairbanks of Seminole; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive him.

One of Richard’s greatest wishes was to see Granddaughter Morgan go to school, and that wish has come true. We will all miss you so much.

The family would like to offer special thanks to the following for all of their help and understanding: Dr. Mark Weitzel and Dr. Raman, along with all of their staff and St. Anthony’s Hospital.

And special thanks for Roy for his help, understanding and love for the last 30 days.

 

 

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Annabelle Davis

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident Annabelle (Coker) Davis of Sasakwa are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Spring Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Moppin and Rev. Houston Tiger officiating.

Interment is scheduled to follow services at Davis Cemetery in Sasakwa under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Annabelle, 74, passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005 at her home surrounded by her family and friends.

She was born June 22, 1931 in Wewoka to Willie Coker and Mollie (Johnson) Coker. She had one sister, Maybelline Davis, half-sisters, Lula Mae Gutierrez, May Baugh and Delores Henson; half-brothers, Kenneth Coker, Gary Coker, Keith Coker and Glen Coker.

She married Arthur R. Davis Jan. 7, 1945 in Sasakwa. Together they had seven children, Vickie Gibson, Arthur (Bejohn) Davis Jr., Georgia Long, Lou Ann Davis, Marilyn Davis, Terry (Bondo) Davis, all of Sasakwa and Vivian Hall of Wewoka.

Her grandchildren include Victor Davis, Yuana Walker, Lavina Perales, Charles Gibson, Martha Gibson, Eric Hall, Jessica Hall, Rickenda Hall, Jeremy McPerryman, Leah Davis, Tori Long, Alexandria Moser, Charleigh Hitcher, Kim Burgess, Jerilyn Davis, Jesse Howard, Brianna Watkins and Taylor Bible.

She has 25 great-grandchildren and they include: Josh Davis, Racheal Davis, Nathan Davis, Makayla Davis, Kelby Davis, Trenton Davis, Rayla Davis, Camry Walker, Erica Hall, Aleah McPerryman, Sienna McPerryman, Taleah McPerryman, Mick Green, Jonathan Wright, Camryn Wright, Madison Wright, Ryleigh Baker, Emily Baker, Sailor Baker, Schuyler Whiteshirt, Cedric Whiteshirt, Caden Davis, Uriah Fixico, Tiffany Watkins, Brittany Watkins, Steven Watkins, Jr. and Dylan Watkins.

Her parents; husband; brother, Charlie Coker; half-sisters, Sue Wahpekeche and Kathy Coker-Tanyan; half-brother, Charles W. Coker; grandson, Claude Burgess, Jr. and great-grandson, Colten Davis preceded her in death.

A longtime resident of Seminole County, Annabelle attended Ong School in Wewoka until the eighth grade.

She worked as a bilingual teacher for Sasakwa Schools for many years. She then worked for several years as a provider in the Sasakwa area.

Annabelle also volunteered her time to The Seminole Nation Food Distribution Program.

Annabelle was loved by all who met her and will be greatly missed.

 

 

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Joe Pat Davis

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Joe Pat Davis are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Seminole Indian Baptist Church at Sasakwa.

A wake will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel and at Seminole Indian Baptist Church from 4 p.m. Tuesday until service time on Wednesday.

Interment is to follow services at the Carpitcher Family Cemetery at Wolf with the Chickasaw Honor Guard conducting military honor.

Davis, 48, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004 at a Dallas hospital. He was born Feb. 18, 1957 in Oklahoma City to Joel P. and Katy Carpitcher Davis.

He graduated from Bowlegs High School and was an electrician and carpenter for the Seminole Nation. He was the assistant manager for Helping Hands Outreach Center in Ada, serving for several years.

Davis was ordained a minister at Okmulgee Baptist Church and formerly served as minister at several area churches. He also served in the Oklahoma National Guard.

His daughter, Kristi Davis and his mother preceded him in death.

Survivors include three brothers, Jackie Freland Davis, Victor Scott Underhill and Tyree Lee Underhill, all of Ada; one sister, Kary Jayne Underhill of Konawa and five grandchildren.

Bearers for the service will be Dennis Eddington, Thomas Tyler, Charlie Jack Harjo, Michael Everett Walker, Marques Walker and Travis Stewart Scott.

Kimberly Davis

Funeral services for Kimberly LaVon Davis of Oklahoma City are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Evangelistic Baptist Temple, 3129 North MLK Ave., Oklahoma City.

Rev. Tony Wise to officiate the service.

Burial will follow services at Arlington Memorial Gardens under the direction of Pollard Funeral Home, Spencer, Okla.

Davis, 35, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 in Oklahoma City. She was born Aug. 7, 1970 to Johnnie and Joyce Davis in Oklahoma City.

She spent most of the summers of her youth in Wewoka with her grandparents.

Surviving are her four children, Shavon, Shane, Jade and Jody of the home; mother, Joyce Abraham Davis of Oklahoma City and five sisters, Trena Anderson and Marchetta Bert, both of Midwest City, Robbin Williamson of Lawton, Trina Madkin of Wewoka and LaVon King of Tulsa.

Marjorie Davis

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Marjorie C. Davis are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Maple Grove Cemetery with Rev. Gary Wilburn officiating.

The services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Davis, 83, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005 at Pioneer Nursing Home. She was born in Fairfax on Aug. 2, 1921 to Claude Starr Chambers and Verna (Creed) Chambers.

She married Dr. George H. Davis on June 23, 1941 in Carmi, Ill. He preceded her in death on April 1, 2003.

In addition her parents and one son, Claude Davis also preceded her in death.

Davis was a homemaker, a member of the First United Methodist Church and a member of the Duplicate Bridge Club in Seminole.

Surviving is her son and daughter-in-law, Starr and Sandra Davis of Shawnee; daughter and son-in-law, Annelt and Howard Allen of Seminole; two granddaughters, Djuana Davis and Ginger Swaim and three great-grandchildren, Brooklin Hilton, Austin Swaim and Hannah Swaim.

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

 

Mary Louise Davis

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Mary Louise Davis are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery with John Dillinger to officiate.

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

Davis, 75, died in a local hospital. She was born Nov. 30, 1929 to Clarence Herman Owens and Beulah Beatrice (Robinson) Owens.

She married Jack E. Davis Aug. 2, 1955 in Sallisaw and graduated from Harding Academy in Searcy, Ark.

Davis worked for a number of years for Wewoka Nursing Home as a medication aide.

Her parents, husband and son, Wayne Garrison preceded her in death.

Surviving is son, David Chance of Shawnee; two daughters, Marva Webb of Burns Flat and Lisa Findlay of Midwest City; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

 

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Melva Davis

Funeral services for lifetime Konawa resident Melva Jean Davis were held today at 11 a.m. in the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home chapel with Tom Amos officiating.

Interment followed the services at Wolf Cemetery.

Davis, 73, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005 in a nursing home in Norman. She was born Jan. 7, 1932 in Texas to Felix Nelie and Edna A. (Wilson) Ross.

She was a cook for 20 years and a LPN for 10 years. Davis was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Her parents, and one son, Edward Lee Allison preceded her in death.

Three sons, James Alan Allison of Norman, Larry Ray Allison of Noble and Frank Mills Allison of Wisconsin; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren survive her.

Acting as pallbearers for the service were Ray Roskoph, Gary Cloud, Mark Stoup, Brandon stoup, Robert Roulston, Mark Reeves and David Branscum.

Imogene Marie Dawson

Imogene Marie (Kagle) Dawson was born to Webster Howard and Delia Bertha (Kiggin) Kagle in Cleveland, May 12, 1917, and moved, as a young girl, to Seminole, with her parents and three sisters, Maxine, Helen and Bonnie, during the 1920's Oil Boom.

On Nov. 5, 1934, in Seminole, she married William Wallace "Bill" Dawson, Sr. and they had four children, John, Juvata, Bill, Jr. and Keturah.

In her life with us she was a devoted wife, loving mother, wonderful grandmother, supportive sister, and a great friend to all.

She had many passions of interest in her 87 years; dancing the Charleston, oil painting, playing bridge, sewing, drinking Coca Cola, taking international trips, loving her grandchildren and flying were just a few.

She loved all her work experiences in Seminole, which included waitress, sales clerk, and owning her own business, the "Jack & Jill Tot Shop," a children’s clothing store.

She loved political campaigns and was a devoted volunteer for David Boren, Wes Watkins, and her son Bill Dawson, Jr.

Imogene was also active as a delegate to the 3rd Congressional District Democratic Caucus.

Imogene was active in her community as a Cub Scout den mother, a Methodist Youth Fellowship teacher, counselor, church camp sponsor, and for 22 years a hospital Pink Lady.

She was a 15-year member of Business & Professional Women (B.P.W.) and a member of the First Assembly of God in Seminole.

On March 3, 2005, Imogene closed her earthly eyes, took the hand of God, and awakened in Heaven.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill Dawson, Sr., on Oct. 14, 1980; son, Bill Dawson, Jr.; sisters, Helen Watts and Bonnie Vincent.

She is survived by son, John Dawson of Perry, Oklahoma; daughters and sons-in-law, Juvata and Doug Rundle and Keturah and Jack Ladd all of Seminole, Oklahoma; daughter-in-law, Marie Dawson of Seminole, Oklahoma; one sister Maxine Griffen of Seminole; and by her grandchildren, Branon Bowen, Branish Bowen, Kirt Rundle, Shalia Rundle Ashcraft, Russ Rundle, William Dawson, Thomas Dawson, and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral Service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, March 7, 2005, at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Doyle Long officiating.

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

Casket Bearers will be; Kirt Rundle, Russ Rundle, Branon Bowen, William Dawson, Thomas Dawson and Randy Ashcraft.

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

Mildra Lee Dearen

Funeral services for long time Seminole County resident Mildra Lee Dearen were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Brother James Hopkins officiating. Interment will follow at Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Dearen died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, at Valley View Hospital in Ada. She was 95 years old and her home in Sasakwa.

She was born May 12, 1910, in Donie, Texas to Robert Lacey Fulton and Olive Donie (Robertson) Fulton.

In March 1930, she married Dewey Dewell Dearen in Andrews, Texas.

Dearen was a homemaker and also sold Stanley Products. She was of the Baptist faith as well as a former member of the Rebecka’s Lodge.

Dearen’s parents; husband, Dewey Dearen; one son, Jimmie D. Dearen; two brothers, Bill and Avery Fulton; and two sisters, Edna Seifert and Francis Towery, preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter, Delaine Livesay of Sasakwa; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Tom Ledgerwood, Dee Ledgerwood, Jason Livesay, William Livesay, Jim Livesay, and Edward Livesay. Honorary Bearers are Thad Cathey and Jimmy Weber.

Robert Deatherage

Memorial services for former Seminole resident Robert Thomas "Dit" Deatherage were held at 2 p.m. today at True Life Fellowship Church in Holdenville.

Deatherage, 67, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005 at his Holdenville home. He was born Nov. 11, 1937 in Holdenville to Jessie and Minnie (White) Deatherage.

He was married on Sept. 19, 1999 to Emmie Kimbrel, his common law wife since 1978.

Surviving him is his wife, two sons, Jerry Deatherage and Christopher Deatherage, all of the home.

 

 

 

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Opalene ‘Opal’ Degge

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Opalene "Opal" Degge were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel. Rev. Larry Chesser was set to officiate.

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

Degge died at Holdenville General Hospital in Holdenville on Saturday, March 26, 2005, at the age of 99.

She was born to Walter and Rachel "Sparks" Salmon in Canadian on Feb. 17, 1906.

Degge attended school in Eufaula and she married Charley Degge in Wewoka on Jan. 21, 1928.

She was a member of the Gleaners Holiness Church in Wewoka.

Degge was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Rachel Salmon and one son, Billy Joe Degge.

She is survived by her children, Joyce Boyd of Wewoka, Pat Davis of Wewoka, Cecil Degge of Wewoka, Faye Sallee of Waldron, Ark., Elaine Carter of Odessa, Texas; three brothers, Willard Hill of California, Joe Dean Hill of California, and Warren Salmon of Eufaula; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 16, plus three expected, great-great-grandchildren.

Her great grandsons were set to be pallbearers and her grandsons were set to be her honorary pallbearers.

Dale Devore Sr.

A memorial service was held at the family’s residence on Sunday for Seminole resident Dale Allen Devore Sr.

Arrangements were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Devore, 76, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2005 at Unity Health Center North in Shawnee. He was born July 18, 1929 in Parsons, Kan. to John A. Devore and Frances (Minseau) Devore.

He married Wanda Burris in June 1962 in Las Vegas, Nev. Devore moved to Seminole from Iowa in 1997.

Devore was a lather in construction for many years in California and was of the Jehovah’s Witness faith.

His parents and three brothers preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; four sons, Dale Devore jr. of Seminole, Tim Devore, Ben Devore and Andy Devore, all of California; two daughters, Michelle Perryman of Prague and Suzanna Devore of California; and two step-daughters, Sandra Hooper of Dallas, Texas and Susan Smith of Seminole.

In addition, one brother, Wayne Devore of Council Bluffs, Iowa; three sisters, Polly Story and Agine Leuong of California and Geraldene Devore of Oregon and five grandchildren survive him.

James Dicken Jr.

Burial for former Seminole resident James "Jay" Fletcher Dicken Jr. is scheduled for 12 p.m. Saturday in the Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Visitation for the Mt. Vernon, Mo. resident are scheduled from 6 – 7 p.m. tonight in the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon.

Dicken died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, Mo. He was born Nov. 15, 1919 in Colorado Springs, Colo. to James and Mary Leoda (Coffmen) Dicken.

He worked a variety of jobs including restaurant owner and service station mechanic. Dicken was a member of the Vision of God’s Outreach Church, Mt. Vernon.

On Dec. 12, 1968 he married Jean McDaniel in Miami, Okla.

His parents and an uncle who raised him, Clifford, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife and sister, Nadine Schaefer of Kansas City, Mo.

Don Dixon

Memorial services for former Seminole resident Don E. Dixon for 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Robb Chapel at The Woodlands United Methodist Church in Woodlands, Texas.

Dixon of The Woodlands, Texas, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005. He was born in Seminole on April 6, 1929 to Oscar and Opal Dixon.

Surviving him is his wife of 55 years, Patricia Wilbanks Dixon; three children, Martha Saikowski, Stan Dixon and Suzanne Malone; five grandchildren; one great-grandchildren and one sister, Kay Dixon Squires.

Lee Dockrey

Funeral services for Lee Edward Dockrey of Shawnee are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Church of God in Shawnee with Rev. Charles Higgins to officiate.

He is the brother of Wewoka resident Gerald Dockrey and has lived most of his life in the Johnson Community, northeast of Shawnee.

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

Dockrey, 77, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005 in Shawnee. He was born June 21, 1928 in Harjo to William Robert Dockrey and Lovella Mae (West) Dockrey.

He graduated from Harjo High School in 1946 and served in Korea for the United States Army after enlisting twice.

Dockrey married Laveda Faye Souders on July 10, 1954 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Shawnee. He was a deacon at the same church for several years.

He retired from Tinker Air Force base on April 3, 1987.

His parents; wife Laveda (8-14-02); one brother, Louie Dockrey and three sisters, Bernice Doty and infants, Lois Marie and Juanita Dockrey preceded him in death.

Surviving is one son, Robert E. Dockrey of Shawnee; one daughter, Lisa Marie Claytor of Ft. Smith, Ark.; brother, Gerald Dockrey of Wewoka; sister, Geneva Black of Earlsboro; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

 

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Robert ‘Bob’ Eugene Dodson

Funeral service for Seminole resident Robert "Bob" Eugene Dodson are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Rev. Steve Cline officiating.

Interment is set to follow at Little Cemetery, located eight miles north of Seminole on US 377, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Robert, 58, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

He was born Aug. 31, 1946, to George Henry Dodson and Dorothy Mae (Lewis) Dodson in Washington D.C.

On Sept. 4, 1965, he married Linda Sue (Lemmings) Dodson at his grandparents, C.E. "Charley" and Opal McDaniel’s, home on Reid St. in Seminole.

Robert had worked for his grandparents at McDaniel Casing Pulling from 1966 -1977. He was also a firefighter for Seminole Fire Dept. from January 1977 until he retired January 1999.

Robert served as Fire Captain for several years then Interim Fire Chief, finally retiring as Captain.

He was also a respiratory therapist since 1986 and worked at Valley View Hospital in Ada, until his death.

In addition, he also worked at the old Seminole Hospital and the new Seminole Hospital, as well as Mission Hill and Unity North hospitals in Shawnee.

Robert was a member of the Seminole Jaycees and of the Oklahoma Jaycees. He had served on the Seminole Civil Defense and Auxiliary Police force and was a scuba diver for Seminole County.

One of his biggest loves was in being one of the main organizers of the Seminole Gospel Singing Association for the past 34 years.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, George Henry and Dorothy Mae Dodson and his grandparents, C.E. "Charley" and Opal McDaniels.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Dodson of the home; two daughters and son-in-law, Roberta and Greg Moore of Yukon and Robin McCoy of the home; brother, Tony M. Dodson of Oklahoma; three sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Rosetta and Rex Bird of Oklahoma City, Loretta and Larry Swan of Oklahoma City, and Judy and Harris Thacker of Seminole.

Robert is also survived by four grandsons, Brice Daniel Sims, Dustin McCoy and Sheldon McCoy, all of the home and Brady Moore of Yukon; one granddaughter, Parker Lynn Moore of Yukon; and a host of other family and friends.

Casket bearers will be Jerry Bowen, Jim Arnold, Gene Houck, Thomas Mackey, Terry McGinnis and Stan Briley.

Honorary bearers are Dr. Robert Wieck, Terrell Britt, Bob Walker, George Harjoce, David Fry, Ted Hurt and Joe Heffley.

Messages of condolence can be sent at www.swearingen-funeralhome.com.

The family suggests that donations can be made to the Seminole Gospel Singing Association at P.O. Box 1358, Seminole, 74868.

Marine Dies in Wreck

By KAREN ANSON
Managing Editor

A Marine Corps private, just finished with his basic training, died Saturday morning in a traffic accident near his home in Chester, Va.

PFC Isaac Glenn Dommert, grandson of Dorothy Rammage of Seminole, and son of Anita and Greg Dommert of Chester, died almost instantly in the one-vehicle crash.

A report from the Chesterfield County Police Department stated that his accident occurred in the 1500 block of Meadowville Road at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Dommert, 19, was driving a 1993 Ford Probe two-door coupe, which ran off the road and stuck a tree.

The report shows that no alcohol or speed was involved in the crash.

His mother said Dommert had entered the Marines as a reserve.

"His reserve unit was scheduled to be deployed in January," said Mrs. Dommert this morning, from the family’s home in Chester.

"He was considering going active.

"He loved the Marines; he felt like it was his calling.

"He joined because he wanted to fight terrorism."

Dommert was a graduate of Thomas Dale High School in Chester and competed in football and wrestling.

He was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Junior ROTC program.

He was a member of Christian Life Worship Center in Chester.

Dommert was a member of H Battery, Third Battalion, 14th Marines.

He joined the Marines after one semester of college and left just after Christmas for basic training at Parris Island, S.C.

Mrs. Dommert said her son had been home for 10 days and was working with his father for the present.

His funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at the House of Prayer, 10500 Newbys Bridge Road, Chesterfield, Va.

Rev. Dennis Lacheney, Rev. Steve Stells and Rev. Scott Harding will officiate.

Burial will follow at Bermuda Memorial Park, Enon, Va. under the direction of Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the House of Prayer.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Toys for Tots, 6000 Strathmore Road, Richmond, Va., 23234, Attention First Sergeant.

Other survivors include two brothers, Chris and John Dommert, both of Chester; a paternal grandmother, Karleen Dommert, Oklahoma City.

 

 

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Opal Dooley

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident Opal Jewell (Smith) Dooley were held today at 2 p.m., at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Pam Shirk officiating.

She was interred at Konawa City Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Dooley, 91, was born in Konawa Feb. 13, 1913 to Mark Melton and Marilla Francis (Homesley) Smith. She attended Konawa Schools and Draughn Business School.

She married Tom Holbert Dooley on Feb. 22, 1936 in Ada. Dooley was a homemaker and a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter # 78 in Ada.

Dooley traveled throughout the United States and abroad during the years her husband worked in the oilfield. She enjoyed gardening, canning, and cooking.

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

Her parents; husband; sister Bessie M. Smith; brothers, Ollie L. and Norb Smith all preceded her in death.

Survivors include her brother Willie "Bill" Smith of Pawhuska and sister Katy (Smith) Pruitt of Atoka.

Troy Doshier

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Troy L. Doshier Sr. are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Paylor Funeral Home Chapel, located at 412 N. Air Depot Road, Midwest City.

Interment is to follow the services with full military honors at Sunny Lane Cemetery and is under the direction of Paylor Funeral Home.

Doshier, age 76 of Yukon, passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005. He was born Sept. 17, 1928 in Ray City, Okla. To Forrest and Mary Jane (Hill) Doshier.

He retired from the United States Army as Master Sergeant in 1967 following 20 years of dedicated service to our country.

He and his wife Betty J. were longtime residents of Shawnee and Seminole. His wife, Betty, preceded him in death in April 2000.

His two brothers, Roy Doshier and Raymond Myers also preceded him in death.

Surviving are his four children, Troy L. Doshier Jr. and wife Karen, Kathy Hibbs, Tresia Rebeck and husband Bill and Roy Dale Doshier; his loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Forrest J. Doshier and wife Freddie; one sister, Tresia Doshier; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give special thanks to Frontier Hospice of Bethany and the Veteran’s Home of Norman for their loving care.

Jeanetta Douglas

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Jeanetta Sue (Coon) Douglas are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Rock Spring Baptist Church.

Rev. Jimpsey Harjo and Rev. Houston Tiger will officiate. Burial will follow in Rock Springs Church cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

A wake service is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at Stout Phillips chapel.

Visitation is set for 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday before the casket is taken to the church at 4 p.m.

Douglas died Thursday, May 5, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center, Tulsa, at the age of 52.

She was born June 30, 1953, in Oklahoma City to Arthur and Eliza (Carpitcher) Coon.

She graduated from Sasakwa High School and worked at Big Yank as a sewing machine operator. She was a homemaker.

Douglas is preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her husband, Chester Douglas, of the home in Wewoka; one daughter, Trina Gail Harrison, Wewoka; two brothers, Arthur Coon Jr., Ada, and Dwayne Coon, Sasakwa; seven sisters, Marie Yazzie, Coweta, Linda Tsadi, Krebs, Shirley Wesley, Ada, Rebecca Larney, Wewoka, Greda Hooper, Ada, and Barbara and Elizabeth Coon, both of Sasakwa; and seven grandchildren: Rachel Harrison, Clinton (Zack) Harrison, Hilary Harrison, Tamara Harrison, Raymond Harrison Jr., Amber Harrison, Aaron Harrison, all of Wewoka; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will include Temish Wesley, Micheal K.L. Harjo, Mike Jefferson, Zack Harrison and Walter Larney.

 

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Timothy Lee Drake

A graveside service is scheduled for Seminole resident Timothy Lee "Timmy" Drake at 2 p.m. Thursday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield to officiate.

The services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Drake, 44, died Tuesday, June 14, 2005 in Seminole. He was the son of Walton and Lorene (Anderson) Drake and born March 12, 1961 in Seminole.

His parents; grandparents; Walton and Lorene Drake and brother Christopher Drake preceded him in death.

Surviving is his daughter Stacy Cole of Seminole and three grandchildren.

Willie Drewry

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Willie Houston (Smith) Drewry are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Chapel of the Chimes located in Hayward, Calif.

Interment is to follow under the direction of Chapel of the Chimes.

Drewry, 83, died Sunday, July 31, 2005 in California. She was born Nov. 9. 1921 in Bluff, Ala. to Sarah Adline and William Houston Smith.

She married Otis Lee Drewry 67 years ago and they moved to California in 1942 to work in the shipyards until 1945.

Drewry worked for Nabisco Shredded Wheat for a short time and then for Borero Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Koret of California, and retired in 1981 after 37 years of service.

After retirement the couple moved to their home in Pioneer, Calif.

She was a member and Senior Regent of the Moose Club Lodge #324 in Oakland, Calif.

Surviving is her husband Otis Lee Drewry; two daughters, Janet Elaine Fernandez and Cathlyn Raeleen Gendreau, both of Fremont, Calif.; one sister, Robbie Bargewell of Seal Beach, Calif.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

The family has suggested that donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in lieu of flowers.

Vanita Dukes

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole County resident Vanita Gaye Dukes are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Baptist Church in Wewoka with Rev. Reginald Woods to officiate.

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

Dukes, 55, of Oklahoma City, died Sunday, May 8, 2005 in Oklahoma City. She was born Dec. 11, 1949 in Oklahoma City to Etolia and Henry Dukes.

She attended school in the Wewoka area and graduated from Wewoka High School in 1967. While in school she was active in sports, participating in softball and basketball.

Dukes was a member of St. John AME Church. She lived in the Seminole are all of her earlier years until 1995, when she moved to Shawnee.

Most of her working years she spent in long-term care where she worked as an assistant nurse. Colonial State employed her for eight years and Shawnee Care for two years.

She had no biological children of her own, but served as mother to her nephew, Kevin Dukes, following the death of her sister.

Her father and identical twin sister, Juanita Kaye Dukes, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her mother Etolia Abraham of the home; brothers Marcus Abraham of Tulsa and Garry Dukes of Shawnee and sisters Paula Anderson of Choctaw, Terry Smith of Guthrie and Sherry Hardin of Del City.

 

 

 

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Wesley Duncan

Private family services will be held at Cummins Cemetery for Tecumseh resident Wesley Gene Duncan under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Duncan, 71, died Thursday, July 14, 2005 at his residence. He was born March 6, 1934 in Seminole to Wesley Pascel Duncan and Allie Ella (Moore) Duncan.

He retired many years ago from a custom printing company located in San Diego, Calif.

Duncan then moved to Tecumseh from San Diego 10 years ago.

Surviving is one son, James Steven Duncan of Covina, Calif.; two brothers, Jimmy Duncan of California and Freddie Dee Duncan of Florida; two sisters, Shirley Carnes of California and Patsy Arbuckle of Oklahoma; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

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Eva Durham

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Eva Lee Durham are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wade Scott officiating.

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

Durham, 76, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home. She was born April 5, 1929 in Konawa to William "Bud" Durham and Emmer (Griffith) Durham.

She was a home provider and member of the Landmark Baptist Church of Konawa.

Her parents, one brother, Johnny Durham and one sister, Lillie Cossey preceded her in death.

Surviving is her brother, Harley Durham of Fort Smith, Ark. and two sisters, Wanda Bundy of Seminole and Louise Johnson of Duncan.

Pallbearers for the services will be Darrell Mackey, Tommy Mackey, Ronnie Mackey, James Payne, Johnny Rose and Jerry Hunt.

 

 

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Patsy Earles

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Patsy Ann Earles are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Abundant Life Temple in Durant.

Rev. Jim Zinger and Rev. Randall Drake will officiate with family hour scheduled for Tuesday between 7 – 8 p.m.

Interment is to follow services at Highland Cemetery in Durant under the direction of Coffey-Murray Funeral Home.

Earles, 75, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005 at McSo Home Health Center in Durant. She was born in Seminole on July 10, 1930 to James A. and Myrtle (McClain) Mason.

She married A.A. "Pete" Earles and was a homemaker and member of the Abundant Life Temple in Durant.

Her parents; brothers, Harley, Bill and Joe Mason and sisters, Edra Giroux, Lottie Deason and Lela Oldenhage preceded her in death.

Pallbearers are to be Jason Grider, Chris Earles, Josh Grider, Jason Earles, Chad Marsh, Matthew Earles, Evan Earles and Mason Earles. Acting as an honorary pallbearer will be Jonathan Biggs.

Surviving is husband, A.A. "Pete" Earles of Durant; daughter, Sharolyn Grider of Durant; four sons, Mark Earles of Denison, Texas, Jeffery Earles of Ardmore, Joseph Earles of Durant and Matthew Earles of Durant; two sisters, Sara Tanton of Tulsa and Mary Dias of North Hills, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Mack Easley

Graveside services for Seminole native Mack Ernest Easley are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Earlsboro Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Easley, 59, died Friday, May 13, 2005 at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee. He was born Jan. 11, 1946 in Seminole to Ike Easley and Lonada (Brannon) Few.

He was a longtime Earlsboro resident who worked as an auto mechanic and in construction.

His parents, one brother Billy Dunlap and wife Sandra Elizabeth Easley preceded him in death.

Surviving are four sons, James Talton of Earlsboro, Marrio Jackson of Oklahoma, Mack Easley Jr. of Fresno, Calif. and Michael Talton of Earlsboro; four daughters, Maranda Marzett of Oklahoma City, Lonada Robison of Atlanta, Ga., Diamond Jackson of Bethany and Alisha Smith of Shawnee.

In addition is his brother Clayton Armstead of Earlsboro; three sisters Jewelie Marzett of Boley, Sandra Ann Winrow of Earlsboro and Wanda Phillips of Shawnee; three special friends, Sheila Burrows of Shawnee, Viola Jackson of Midwest City and Lena Talton of Earlsboro; 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

LeRoy Edgell

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident LeRoy Edgell are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Pollard and Dr. Jack Medlock to officiate.

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

LeRoy went to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, Feb. 24, 2005. He won a long, brave battle with cancer. LeRoy loved and cherished his family very much and will be missed dearly by everyone who knew him.

He was born Dec. 19, 1937 in Sonmac to Zephro A. Edgell and Vivian (Middleton) Chapman.

Edgell married Carol Low on Sept. 4, 1981 in Seminole and was a member of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Seminole.

LeRoy worked as a parts man at Paul’s Auto Supply, Morgan’s Repair Shop and Town and Country Auto for several years.

His parents, son Chris Ritter and half-sister, Lavonne Day preceded him in death.

Surviving him is his wife Carole of the home; three sons, Terry Edgell and his wife Peggy of Seminole, Randy Edgell of Seminole and Chad Ritter and his wife Hope of Skiatook; one daughter and son-in-law, Stacey Bizzell and her husband John of McLoud and two brothers, Walt Edgell of Sparta, Wis. and Don Edgell of Seminole.

In addition, 12 grandchildren, Jennifer Lankford, Justin Lankford, Carrie Edgell, Harlan, Josie and Kendra Edgell, Addi Ritter, Martin Moe, Adam and Stephen Ritter, Austin Bizzell and Michael Botkin; two great-grandchildren, Kolby Quinalty and Caden McKitrick; father-in-law and mother-in-law Gene and Bessie Low of Holdenville; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Greg and Joyce Holliman of Claremore; and several nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends survive him.

Pallbearers for the service will be Ray Taylor, Shawn Clark, Kenneth Mendenhall, Junior Graves, Steve Nelson and Tim Medlock.

Rodney Ellis

There are no services planned at this time for Konawa resident Rodney Clarence Ellis who died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005 at Carl Albert Indian Health Facility in Ada.

He was born Dec. 26, 1947 in Meeker to Francis Marlyon Ellis and Anona Beatrice (Bruno) Ellis.

Ellis married Betty Nadine Smith on Oct. 18, 1997 in Pawhuska and was disabled.

Surviving him is his wife of the home; two daughters, Rose Buckaloo and Lisa Hall; one son Michael Smith; three brothers, Andrew Ellis, Fred Ellis and Frank Ellis Jr.; two sisters, Angie Neely and Lorine Ellis; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Homer Lee Emarthle

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Rev. Homer Lee Emarthle are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Cold springs Baptist Church in Konawa.

The services will be officiated by Rev. George Doyle and Rev. Robert Washington.

Interment will follow services at the Emarthle Family Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wake services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. The body will be moved to the church on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. and will lie in state until service time.

Emarthle, 82, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 at his Konawa home. He was born March 24, 1923 near Wewoka to Marcus and Lucy (Franks) Emarthle.

He was the founder and long-time Pastor of Cold Springs Baptist Church.

In 1963 he married Leah Wood in Denison, Texas and had served in the United States Army during World War II.

His parents, four sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; two brothers, Tommy Emarthle of Tulsa and Johnny Emarthle of Konawa.

Pallbearers for the services will be Harry Douglas, Isaac Johnson, Frank Harjo, Walter Factor and Frank Johnson.

Honorary bearers will be Kenneth Cooper, Tony Morgan, Jared Johnson, Jeremy Alberson, Marcus Harjo and Marcie Tiger.

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

 

Margaret Emarthle

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident Margaret Elizabeth Emarthle are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church with Kellos Walker to officiate.

Wake services are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Emarthle, 51, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at her residence. She was born March 18, 1953 in Wewoka to James and Flora (McGirt) Emarthle.

After graduating from high school she attended Haskell Indian Junior College and Northeastern State College in Tahlequah.

She was a certified nurse’s aid and worked at New Horizons Nursing Home in Konawa for over 20 years, and was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church.

Her parents, one brother Ben Emarthle and one grandson Michael Emarthle preceded her in death.

Surviving her are two daughters, Kelly Emarthle and Summer Emarthle, both of Konawa; one brother, Richard Emarthle of Ada; one sister, Jamie Sumpter of Claremore and two granddaughters.

Serving as pallbearers will be James George, Matthew Sumpter, Mike Sumpter, Johnny Emarthle and Edward Heard.

The honorary bearers will be Tom Cade, Billy Dean Burns, Richard Emarthle, Bobby George and Cody Lewis.

Mary Ann Vulgamore Emde

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 7, 2005 at the Chapel of the Chapman-Black Funeral Home with Chaplain Joe Anglin officiating.

Burial will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Mannford under the direction of the Chapman-Black Funeral Home.

Mary Ann Vulgamore Emde, known as Granny, was born August 20, 1922 in Seminole. She was the daughter of Joseph Edward and Ada Dell Vulgamore. Mary was raised and attended school in Seminole.

Upon completion of her schooling, Mary moved frequently for several years residing in Oregon and Texas before settling in California during World War II.

She worked during the war as a welder assisting in the war effort. During this time she was married to Louis Emde and the couple had one daughter, Joy Ann.

After the couple's divorce, she later returned to Oklahoma and accepted employment as a waitress and later as a nurse's aide in a nursing home in Oklahoma City.

Upon her retirement in 1970, Granny moved to Colorado Springs, Colo. where she resided until 1981 when she returned to Seminole and then Shawnee for several years.

In 1997, Granny moved to Shippensburg, Pa. with her granddaughter and then returned to Shawnee in 2000. In November of 2003, Granny moved to Terlton to be near her daughter and granddaughter.

Granny lived a very full and exciting life, making many friends from the West Coast to the East Coast, enriching each one's life.

She was a loving mother and grandmother and a wonderful friend to all she met. She remained positive and upbeat throughout her life regardless of the challenges or obstacles presented along her path.

She slipped away into her Lord and Savior's open arms on Friday, March 4, 2005 surrounded by family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Floyd and Loyd Vulgamore; sister, Florence Sneed; granddaughter, Linda Ann Mode; husband, Louis Emde; son-in-law, Randall Mode; sister-in-law, Doris Vulgamore; and a brother-in-law, Alton Sneed.

Granny is survived by her daughter, Joy Ann Mode of Terlton; granddaughter and her husband, Lois Ann and Stephen Babcok of Terlton; two great grandson and their spouses, Michael and Tiffany Lucas of Texas, and Danny Lucas and Ashley Pierce of Shawnee; a great great-granddaughter, Madison Lucas of Shawnee; brother and his wife, Andrew and Jean Vulgamore, Texas; sister-in-law, Mabel Vulgamore of Seminole; two step great-granddaughters; three step great-grandsons; eleven step great-great-grandchildren; and one step great-great-great-granddaughter; many other friends and relatives whom she loved very much.

Visit an online obituary and guest book for Mary Ann Vulgamore Emde at www.chapman-black.com.

 

William Engle

Funeral services for former Bowlegs resident William "Lee" Leland Engle were held at 10 a.m. today at Southeast Baptist Church in Tulsa with Rev. Ival Robinson officiating.

Interment is at memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa under the direction of Jack Selby, Bixby Funeral Service.

Engle, 86, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005 in Tulsa. He was born July 21, 1918 in Bowlegs as one of seven children to William Raymond Engle and Majorie Jane Engle.

He graduated from Bowlegs High School with the Class of 1937. Engle has resided in the Tulsa area since 1940.

Engle was a 32nd Degree Mason of the Masonic Lodge, member of Southeast Baptist Church and an active resident of Disciples Village.

He worked at Pure Dairy and also Tom’s Peanuts. Following his retirement from Tom’s Peanuts, he worked part time at Service Merchandise for 15 years.

His parents, brothers, sisters and his wife, Pat preceded him in death.

Surviving is his son Ralph Engle of Oklahoma City; daughter Janie Bradford of Tulsa; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

A memory book is available for online signing at www.bixbyfuneralservice.com

 

 

 

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Thomas Ennis

A family memorial service for longtime Seminole resident Tommy R. Ennis is scheduled to take place at the home of Keith and Sassy Shaw of Seminole.

Ennis, 90, died Thursday, May 5, 2005 at Seminole Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born Nov. 22, 1914 in Fornfelt, Mo. to Thomas L. Ennis and Sarah Ella (Mitchel) Ennis.

He graduated from high school in Illmo, Mo. and went to work as a railroad engineer for Cotton Belt Company.

During his service with the railroad he engineered the first diesel for the Cotton Belt Co. and he once served as the secretary for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He retired after 28 years of service in 1965.

Ennis married Lillie Naomi Smith in Illmo, Mo. He was an avid boxing fan, who in his prime won two Golden Glove Awards (1932 and 1934), in the welterweight division. He also once fought on the same card as Joe Lewis in St. Louis, Mo.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seminole and loved reading books, watching boxing, eating home-cooked meals and spending time with his grandchildren.

His parents, wife and five sisters preceded him in death.

Surviving are two children, Sarah (Sassy) Shaw of Seminole and Jamie Ennis of Ronan, Mont.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

 

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Vera (Crews) Eubanks

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident Vera Ione (Crews) Eubanks were scheduled for 2 p.m. today, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould, Ark.

Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery in Paragould, Ark.

Eubanks died Sunday, May 15, 2005, in Paragould, Ark., at the age of 84.

She was born in Golden, Okla., on April 13, 1921, to Isaac Richard Crews and Adela M. (Schwamb) Crews.

Eubanks moved to Seminole County as a young child, and graduated from Bowlegs High School.

She was married to James A. Eubanks.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers: Theodore Isaac Crews, Don Woodrow Crews, Marion Ralph Crews, James Lewis Crews, and John R Crews; two sisters: Mary Elizabeth (Crews) Pitts and Elsa Mae Crews.

Eubanks is survived by her husband, of the home; one sister, Bernice (Crews) Dawson; one daughter, Sonya Hester, of Paragould, Ark.; one son, Michael Eubanks, of Paragould, Ark.; two grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Ann Eversole

Funeral services for Maud resident Ann Eversole are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Issac Ziegler officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Eversole died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, at Seminole Medical Center. She was 61.

She was born in Seminole on March 28, 1944, to Ozie Reed and Virginia Clarice (Hoit) Reed.

On Sept. 4, 1968, she married Johnny Eversole in Wheeler, Texas. She was a homemaker as well as a home health caregiver.

Eversole was a member of Freewill Baptist Church of Hannah and the Order of the Eastern Star of Maud, an organization with which she was very active. She was a Past Worthy Matron three times and served as ambassador to Italy with the Order of the Eastern Star, as well.

Her parents and one brother, Ted Reed, preceded her in death.

Eversole is survived by her husband, Johnny Eversole of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Brandy Eversole II of Maud; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Don Goodnight of Seminole; brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Connie Reed of Luther; sister and brother-in-law, Cindy and David Goodnight of Seminole; four grandchildren, Brandon and Clarissa Goodnight and Ashley and Katie Eversole.

Pallbearers will be Bill Bruce, Billy Buley, Luther Anderson, Randal Hale, Buddy Dodson, and Jim Gwartney.

Messages of condolences can be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Mattie Lou Factor

A wake service is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa for Mattie Lou (Bruner) Factor and the funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the same location.

Rev. Frank Moppin will officiate with Billy Harjo assisting. The body will be at the church on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Burial will follow services at Factor Family Cemetery in Sasakwa under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

Factor, 85, died Thursday, June 9, 2005 in Shawnee. She was born April 20, 1920 at Holdenville to Dave and Ida (Kernell) Bruner.

She attended school at Eufaula and Chilocco Boarding School. Factor worked for Big Yank as a factory worker in Wewoka and was a member of Spring Baptist Church Sasakwa and the UMW.

Factor was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening and her family.

Her parents; husband Louis Factor; son Louis Factor Jr.; brothers George, Dixon and Tony Bruner and sister Lucinda Walkingstick.

Surviving are her four children Ida Goettsche of Amarillo, Texas, Larry Factor of Edmond, James factor of Cromwell and Ron factor of Shawnee; sister Alice Stevens of Tulsa; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pall bearers for the services will be Cecil Moon, Joe Coon, Harry Factor Jr., Tony Palmer, George Johnson and Wesley Meeks III.

Honorary bearers will be Tony Palmer, Richard Harjo and Lee Puntka.

Steve Factor

Graveside funeral services for Steve L. Factor were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Johnson Cemetery.

Rev. Kelley Tiger officiated. Burial was under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

Factor, a former Wewokan, died Nov. 17, 2005, in Oklahoma City at the age of 45.

He was born April 28, 1960, in Wewoka to Ida Joe Long. He attended Bowlegs Schools and later worked as a general laborer in Oklahoma City.

He was preceded in death by his mother; adoptive parents, Archie and Teresa Factor; sister Tonya Sawyer; and brother Michael W. Sawyer.

Survivors include one son and three daughters; four sisters, Pauline Counts, Henryetta, Tina Yarbrough, Gainesville, Texas, Linda Dorsey Smith, Broken Arrow, and Tina Tims, Oklahoma City; and four brothers, Anthony Factor and Donnie Doyle, both of Seminole, Roy Martin, Sapulpa, and Michael Murphy, Konawa.

Tom Fairbanks

Funeral services for Wewoka native Tom Fairbanks are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Idabel.

Rev. Donna Dodson will officiate. Burial will follow in Denison Cemetery under the direction of Jim Norwood Funeral Home in Idabel.

Visitation is set for 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 212 E. Main.

Fairanks died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Texarkana, Texas.

He was born Dec. 6, 1950, in Wewoka to Clyde Eugene and Billie Dean Fairbanks.

He moved to Idabel 25 years ago and was a longtime chair on the Planning and Zoning Committee.

He married Kathy Fairanks on Feb. 23, 1974, in Okemah; she survives him, of the home.

Other survivors include his father; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Loree and John Longacre, Dallas, Shelley and Justin Butler, Ada, and Jamie Fairbanks, Idabel; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Terry and Martha Fairbanks, Earlsboro, and Ricky and Felicia Fairbanks, Dallas; one sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Gary Johnson, Dallas; three grandchildren, Jeffrey Butler and Lucas Longacre; an aunt and uncle, Doris and Don Hager; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents Hayes and Goldie Marie Streater.

 

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Linda V. Farley

Funeral service for former Seminole Sunday school teacher Linda V. Farley is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Good Samaritan Church in Kiowa. Rev. Steve Cline is set to officiate.

Interment will be at Blanco Cemetery under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service.

Linda died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at McAlester Regional Health Center. She was 51.

Linda was born Oct. 29, 1953, in Krebs to Alvis Anderson and Ruby Viola Hyatt Farley.

She attended elementary school in Krebs and later attended McAlester High School.

Linda was a seamstress, a home care provider and worked with children at day care.

She was an active member of the Trinity Baptist Church of Seminole where she was a Sunday school teacher, bus driver and also a nursery worker.

She moved back to McAlester in 2000 to be closer to her family.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Alvis and Ruby Farley; two brothers, James Smith and Chester Farley; three nephews and two nieces.

She is survived by three sisters and a brother-in-law, Aretta Smith of Verden, Vernie Shaffer of Lequire, Rosie and Neil Copple of Kiowa; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Cecil Farley of Kiowa, Tommy and Gayle Farley of Chickasha, John and Sharon Farley of Chickasha, Don and Pat Farley of Ninacal.

Linda is also survived by 11 nephews; 14 nieces; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; four aunts; three uncles; special family, Lois Bell and children: Tommy, Jr., Michael, Jacob and Mary (Granny) and grandchildren: Eternitie, Destani and Tommy, III, all of McAlester.

Her nephews will be pallbearers.

Agnes Farmer

Funeral services for Agnes Lee Farmer are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Chapel.

Meredith Robinson will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Farmer died in Wewoka Nursing Home on April 1, 2005, at the age of 93.

She was born July20, 1911, in Norman to Thomas Lee and Nettie Wilson Farmer.

She moved to Stella when she was 14 months old and moved to Wewoka in 1926.

She worked the laundry for 46 years. She worked at Oakridge Nursing Home for nine years and retired in 1979.

She was a member of the Nazarene Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include two sisters, Neely and Lucille Farmer, both of Wewoka.

 

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Minnie Faxon

Funeral services for former Holdenville resident Minnie Ruth Bruner Faxon are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Many Springs Indian Baptist Church located Southeast of Holdenville.

Rev. Jimmy Anderson will officiate the service and burial will follow services at the Church Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips funeral Home of Holdenville.

Faxon, 73, of Shawnee, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2005 in Oklahoma City. She was born Jan. 31, 1932 in Holdenville to Izora and Arthur J. Bruner.

She attended high school at Chilocco and Haskell. Minnie was a resident of Shawnee for the past 28 years.

Her parents, Izora and Arthur Bruner, Sr., three brothers, Johnny Lee Bruner, Tippy and Leon Bruner and one son, Michael Faxon preceded her in death.

Survivors include Robert G. Faxon; three daughters, Susan Faxon, Teresa Faxon, both of Oklahoma City and Sandra Smith of Corpus Christi, Texas; four sons, Ronald Faxon and wife, Sylvia, of Corpus Christi, Robert J. Faxon and wife, Penny, of Shawnee, Paul Faxon of Shawnee and Billy Smith of Shawnee.

In addition three sisters, Johnnie Mae Kalinich, Cowena Anderson and Doreen Buck; three brothers, James Bruner, Arthur Bruner, Sr. and Harry Bruner; 29 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends also survive her.

Pall bearers for the service will be Marty Kalinich, Tommy Kalinich, Billy Anderson, John A. Anderson, Leon Bruner, Michael Bruner, Arthur Bruner III and Bobby Buck.

Honorary pallbearers are Mecko Kalinich, John Bruner, Jeff Anderson and Otis Buck.

 

 

 

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Elmer Ferguson

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Elmer Fred Ferguson have been scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday, at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating.

Interment will follow at Wolf Cemetery in Seminole County.

Ferguson, age 95, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at Maple Lawn Manor in Hydro. He was born November 15, 1909 to George Larry and Roxie Mae (Harris) Ferguson in Wilzetta, Oklahoma.

He worked in the oilfield during the 1920’s during the Seminole oil boom.

In the 1930’s he owned and operated a barbershop in the Vamoosa area. He also did some farming and was later a carpenter.

He married Johnnie Banks Oakes on September 22, 1933 in Maud. They were married for 71 years.

He is survived by three sons and daughters-in law; Ronny and Esther Ferguson of Dumas, Texas, Bill and Sue Ferguson of Prague, Fred and Debi Ferguson of Tahlequah, and one daughter and son-in-law: Mary and Leroy Roberson of Weatherford.

In addition he has eight grandchildren; Gary Ferguson, Donavan Ferguson, ViAnn Reed, Robert Ferguson, John Ferguson, Michele Schanbacher, Jenifer Smith, Michael Roberson; three step grandchildren; Jamie Owens, Melissa Shelley and Philip Wood; 21 great grandchildren and six step great grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Ferguson of Shawnee and Geneva Davis of Tecumseh; one brother: Charles Ferguson of Shawnee and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife of 71 years, Johnnie Banks Ferguson in 2004, one grandson, Jeff Roberson in 2001, 2 great granddaughters, Robin and Rachelle Ferguson, two brothers Cecil Ferguson and William Ferguson, one sister Prudie Willmon and one half sister Edith Wise.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

Emma Dale Fidler

Funeral services for long-time Konawa resident Emma Dale Fidler are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Assembly of God Church in Konawa with Mitch Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

Fidler died Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at the age of 85 in her Konawa residence.

She was born on Jan. 25, 1920, in Greenbriar, Ark., to Benny J. Bolton and Lela R. (Hawkins) Bolton.

On Jan. 28, 1935, she married Charles E. Fidler in Tecumseh.

She was owner/operator of Fidler Orchard since 1955.

Fidler was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Konawa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Benny and Lela Bolton; husband, Charles E. Fidler on Jan. 26, 2003; two brothers, J.D. and Benny Bolton; sister, Zenoma Truman; and a great grandson, Jake Newby.

Fidler is survived by one son, Jarrett Fidler of Konawa; daughter, Sharon D. Hogue of Konawa; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Tracy Fidler, Steve Newby, Leon Hager, Leighton Littell, Terry Fidler, and Landon Littell.

Amanda Finley

A memorial service has been scheduled for Amanda Finley at 11 a.m. on Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Seminole.

Rev. Dave Karges and Rev. Gary Wilburn will be officiating. Interment will follow services at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Amanda Finley, 84, of Blanchard, Okla., passed away Saturday, April 9, 2005 at her home.

She was born Jan. 12, 1921 in Louise, Miss. to Hiram Leonard and Marcia Maria (Hendricks) Hackler.

Amanda married Roger Claude Finley on Sept. 20, 1941 in Yazoo City, Miss.; he preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 2003.

She was a member of the Eastern Star and First United Methodist Church. Claude and Amanda were very involved in the Seminole State College Athletic Program.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Dennis Hazelrigg of Gilbert, Ariz. and Marcia and Dan Lynch of Blanchard; four grandchildren and their spouses, DeLaine and Rick Bender of Lexington, Ky., Robin and Bobby Wortham of Marlow, Kyle and Rhonda Hazelrigg of Owasso and Mallory and Scott Benne of Bartlesville.

In addition are 12 great-grandchildren, Robert and Jenna Bender, Jordan, Lauren and Olivia Perkins, Drew, Caleb and Anneelise Wortham, Sydney, Nicholas and Maggie Hazelrigg and Regan Benne surviving her.

Viewing is scheduled to be held at Ferguson Funeral Home, located at 804 Utah in Chickasha, from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers family and friends may please donate to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Kentuckiana Chapter, 133 Evergreen Road – Suite 101, Louisville, KY 40243, in memory of Amanda Finley.

Ola May Fitzwater

Funeral services for Ola May Fitzwater, Seminole, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Chris Stinnett will officiate.

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

Fitzwater died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at Seminole Estates Nursing Home, at the age of 91.

She was born June 8, 1913, in Weleetka, to Frank Garrison McElroy and Flora Marcella Sims.

She graduated from Prairie View High School, west of the Little community.

She lived in Arizona, California, Missouri, Kansas and other parts of Oklahoma before moving to Seminole.

She was manager for a Firestone Tire Store in Kansas City, Mo., and assisted her husband in their dry cleaning business.

She worked for Katz Drug Store in Kansas City, retiring in 1974.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She married Thornton E. Davis on May 14, 1933; he preceded her in death.

She later married Bruce Fitzwater, who also preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Glen McElroy; and three sisters, Sibyl Cagle, Betty Fisher and Thelma Parks.

Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Frances McElroy of Seminole; one son, Thornton Elvin Davis of Leucadia, Calif.; one grandchild, Vicki Walsh; three great-grandchildren, Patrick, Katie and Allison Walsh; one brother-in-law, Bill Parks of Seminole; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Emma Fixico

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident Emma (King) Fixico are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with T.J. Fixico officiating.

A wake service is scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight in Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Interment is to follow funeral services at the Harjo Family Cemetery.

Fixico, 84, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005 at Unity North in Shawnee. She was born April 12, 1920 in Seminole to Albert and Ella (Wolf) King.

She married Oscar Fixico in 1936. She moved to Tecumseh four and a half years ago and then most recently to Seminole.

Fixico was a homemaker and a member of the Hitchitee Methodist Church.

Her parents; husband; two sons, Leon and Thomas Fixico; two daughters, Elizabeth and Barbara Ann Fixico; one brother Henry King and one sister, Mary Haney all preceded her in death.

Surviving her are three sons, Donald Fixico of Shawnee, Robert Fixico of Okemah and James Fixico of Shawnee; three daughters, Cecilia Cameron of Washington, Eloise Fixico and Hildean Fixico both of Tecumseh; one sister, Virginia Blanchard of Shawnee; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Pall bearers for the service will be Larry Harjo, Sean Lefthand, Adam Robertson, Brian Mitchell, Willie Dean Harjo and Tony Garcie.

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

 

 

Willie Fixico

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Willie Fixico are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bird Creek Baptist Church, near Sasakwa.

Jeff Factor and Floyd Cooper are to officiate with interment to follow services at Bird Creek Church Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Fixico, 81, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005 at home. He was born Dec. 22, 1923 in Sasakwa to Chebon and Nora (Bean) Fixico.

He married Elizabeth Larney and is a former jet mechanic at Tinker Air Force Base.

Fixico served his country in the United States Marine Corps and was a member of Bird Creek Church.

His parents, wife, one sister, one brother and one great-great grandson preceded him in death.

Surviving are four sons, Sam Fixico of Shawnee, Robert Fixico of Oklahoma City, Mike Fixico and Max Fixico and five daughters, Louella Looper of Blackwell, Lahunta Paschal of Wewoka, Lahoma Tiger of Seminole, Norene Fixico and Mandy Fixico, both of Blackwell.

In addition, one brother, Webster Fixico of Konawa; 33 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren survive him.

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

 

 

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Charley Flannery

A chapel service is scheduled for former longtime Seminole resident Charley R. Flannery at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment is to follow services at Little Cemetery with Darell Brown officiating.

Flannery, 86, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005 at Heritage Hills Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 29, 1918 in Savanna to Patrick and Josie May (Cross) Flannery.

He married Alma Brown on July 7, 1942 in Poteau. Flannery was a self-employed boot maker and shoe –repairman for many years in Midland, Texas and Seminole.

Flannery was a sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He was a wireman with the 136th Infantry, 33rd Division.

During his military experience he was influential in the drive for Baguio in Northern Luzon. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon with two battle stars, and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with a battle star for the Luzon Campaign.

Flannery was a member of the Trinity Baptist church. His parents and sister, Reba Black, preceded him in death.

Surviving him are: his wife; one son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Judy Flannery of Seminole; one daughter and son-in-law, Sernanda and David Anderson of Arpelar, Okla.; and one sister, Margie McGuire of Clarkston, Wash.

In addition he has eight grandchildren, Michael Flannery, Micki Yarbrough, William Anderson, Serna Anderson, Dana Thompson, Laura Page, Leslie Prigge and Jacque Orndorf; 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren surviving him.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

J.E. "Joe" Fletcher

Funeral services for Maud resident J.E. "Joe" Fletcher are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Maud with Rev. Carl Whitfield to officiate.

Interment is to follow with military honors at Cummings Cemetery under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Visitation is to be held at Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home Saturday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 12 – 7 p.m. and Monday until the time of service.

Fletcher, 72, passed away Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005 at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee. He was born March 11, 1955 in Maud to Robert Jennings "Buck" Fletcher and Bertha (Guinn) Fletcher.

Joe married Shirley Louise Horner on June 1, 1955 in Medford, Okla.

He owned and operated J.E. Fletcher Trucking Company for many years in Maud and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Maud.

Fletcher was a sergeant in the United States Army and served his country with pride.

His parents; wife, Shirley Fletcher; daughter, Jacqueline Deane Fletcher; son, James "Neil" Fletcher; two brothers, David Fletcher and an infant brother Jerald Fletcher preceded him in death.

Surviving Joe are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Barry E. and Jennifer Fletcher of Maud and Corey A. Fletcher of Shawnee; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Joel and Patricia Fletcher and Verlin and Barbara Fletcher, all of Maud; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sherri and Randy Hillburn and Bernice and Kenneth Stalnaker, all of Maud; one sister-in-law, Coleene Fletcher of Seminole and granddaughter, Ashley Fletcher of Maud.

Casket bearers for the services will be Cary Fletcher, Larry Fletcher, Rob Fletcher, Steve Fletcher, Tommy King, Jeremiah Fletcher, Mike Stalnaker and Randy Hillburn.

Messages of condolence for the family may be sent at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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Clara Irene Ford

Graveside services for Wewoka native Clara Irene Ford are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Factor Family Cemetery in Wewoka.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mish Funeral Home in Bakersfield, Calif.

Ford passed away Monday, Sept. 26, 2005. She was born Dec. 23, 1920 in Wewoka.

She had resided in Bakersfield for the last 43 years and has attended Columbus Street Baptist Church.

Her husband, Gene Ford, preceded her in death.

Two children, daughter Saundra Blankenship and her husband Don of Bakersfield, and son, Clifford Ford and his wife Carol of Fountain Hills, Ariz., survive her. She has five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Clara loved the Lord and is with him in Heaven.

 

 

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Konawan Dies After

Texas Truck Wreck

A 66-year-old Konawa man died in a Texas hospital Monday, after his 18-wheeler overturned in Texas.

Family members said Guy Lester Foreman Jr. was in the hospital when he had the stroke that led to his death.

According to a police report from the Anna, Texas, Police Department, Foreman was driving a 1995 Freightliner tractor-trailer southbound on US 75, just north of Farm-to-Market Road 455, on Thursday, June 23.

The truck "veered off the road for an unknown reason and turned on its side in the ditch next to the highway," said Officer John Dragoo in the report.

Another driver who saw the crash told police that he saw the truck "just drive off the road like the driver had either fallen asleep or was having medical problems."

The accident occurred at 9:03 p.m. The truck was owned by the Dart Transit Company.

Dragoo said Foreman was taken by a CareFlight helicopter to Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas. It was there that he died on Monday.

A memorial service for Foreman is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at the family’s Konawa residence.

Arrangements are being directed by Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

He was born March 21, 1939, in Muskegon, Mich., to Guy Lester Foreman Sr. and Cora Alfie (Woodard) Foreman.

He was a resident of Konawa and Maud who worked as a truck driver for many years. Dart Transit Company was his current place of employment.

Foreman served his country in the U.S. Army from July 30, 1956, to Sept. 17, 1959. A family member said he was in the Green Berets and the Army Airborne during that time.

He married Shirilan Porter on May 9, 1968, in Oklahoma City.

Foreman was preceded in death by his parents and one son Jayson Foreman, on Dec. 12, 2004.

Surviving is his wife, Shirilan Foreman; one daughter, Susan Shay of Konawa; one brother, Harold Foreman of Maud; three sisters, Carolyn Rackley of Maud, Mae Castle of Newcastle and Darlene Hailey of Choctaw; and four grandchildren.

Lynda Foster

Funeral services for former Konawa resident Lynda Louise Vogt Foster are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Konawa with Rev. Mark Streetman to officiate.

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

Foster, 44, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 at Norman Regional Hospital. She was born July 22, 1961 in Ada to Dr. Milton W. Vogt and Ann (Cochran) McElroy.

She married Daniel Foster on July 22, 1995 in Norman and worked as a physician’s assistant for the State of Oklahoma.

Foster attended East Central University in Ada and graduated from the OU Health Sciences Center. She was a member of Berry Road Baptist Church in Norman.

Her stepfather, Melvin McElroy preceded her in death in 2003.

Surviving is her husband of the home; her father, Dr. Milton W. Vogt and wife Glenda of Savanna; her mother, Ann McElroy of Norman; one son, Josh Foster of Siloam Springs, Ark.; one daughter, Tanya Foster of Siloam Springs, Ark.; two brothers, Wayne Vogt of Wilburton and Michael Vogt of Oklahoma City and three sisters, Lee Ann Duck of Konawa, Lisa Lee of Burlington, Kan. and Malyn Vogt of Oklahoma City.

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

 

 

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Carlisle Freeman

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Carlisle (Carl) Freeman were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Stout- Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Alfred Berryhill officiating.

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

Freeman, 86, died Wednesday, July 6, 2005 in the Veterans Center at Claremore. He was born Aug. 6, 1918 in Edna to Carlisle Sr. and Louvina (Harjo) Freeman.

He attended school at Wewoka and went to Jr. College in Muskogee where he met his wife Joan Walker.

They married in Oakgrove on June 1948. The couple lived in Wewoka until 1952, moving to Wichita, Kan.

In 1957, the family moved to California where they remained until returning to Wewoka in 1995.

Freeman was a World War II Veteran and was in the 1st wave with the Army Rangers. He landed at Normandy on D-Day and was a combat engineer for the 38th Infantry in the 2nd Division.

His parents and his wife Joan preceded him in death.

Surviving are his children Jeff Carlisle Freeman, David Oliver Freeman and James Michael Freeman; three grandchildren; one brother, Robert Freeman and one sister Ruby Bernard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Freda V. Freeman

Funeral services for Holdenville resident, Freda Freeman, are to be held 10 am, Friday at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Holdenville with Rev. Meredith Robinson and Rev. Jimmy Been officiating.

A committal service will be held at 3 p.m., Friday at Memorial Cemetery in Enid under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Freda Victoria Freeman was born Dec. 27, 1916 in Ada to William Benjamin Cathey and Cecil Irene Johnson Cathey.

Mrs. Freeman passed away in Holdenville on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at the age of 88.

She was a lifetime resident of Sasakwa and a member of the Harvest Time Tabernacle in Holdenville.

Pallbearers are Johnny Massad, Billy Jack Norman, Dickey Bryan, Victor Johnson, Roger Streetman and Gary Phillips.

Honorary bearers are Ronnie Cherry, Dempsey Ralston, Hiram Ralston, Tony Ralston, Jimmy Joe Harjo, Claude Clark, Randy Coody, Gary Kilpatrick, and Gene Choate.

Freda was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Napoleon Freeman on March 11, 1977. They were married Dec. 31, 1930 in Sasakwa.

Mrs. Freeman enjoyed crocheting afghans, quilting and sewing. She loved attending church and singing hymns.

Her parents, husband, siblings, Billye Joe, Thelma, Oletha, and Finis and one grandson, Mitch Gravlee, will greet Freda in heaven.

Survivors are her children, Lucille Gravlee of Enid, Lou Freeman of Sasakwa, Russell Freeman and wife, Joella, of Garden City Kansas, Benny Freeman and wife, Mary Lou, of Jonesboro Arkansas, Jimmie Freeman and wife, Patty, of Sasakwa; double cousin, Margie Hernandez of Wewoka; sister, Vealin Fountain of Bossier City, Louisiana, Edith Oliver of Wewoka, and Vinita Chaffin of Wewoka.

She leaves seventeen grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

Ronald Friend

Ronald Friend, loving husband of Doris, passed away suddenly Aug. 5, 2005 at his home doing what he always loved, working on his farm.

He was born in Perry, Oklahoma on Oct. 16, 1936 to Roy C. and Ruth (Studebaker) Friend.

Ronald married Doris June Dahl on Nov. 24, 1954 in Perry, Oklahoma. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in November 2004.

He worked in the oilfield all of his life until his retirement in 2002, whereupon he and Doris moved back to Perry to pursue his hobby of raising cattle and working on the farm.

Ronald was a member of the Noble County Cattlemen’s Association, Rock Township Fire Department and the Noble County Control Burn Association.

He was an avid OSU football fan, who enjoyed traveling, playing cards and always had a story to tell. He enjoyed life to the fullest. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A graveside memorial service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005 at the Grace Hill Memorial Pavilion. John Dolezal will officiate.

Services will be under the direction of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association in care of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, 1010 N. 7th Street, Perry, Oklahoma 73077.

Ronald is survived by his wife, Doris of the home, two sons, Mickeal Ray Friend and his wife Rosario, Bobby Dean Friend and his wife Karen, all of Seminole, Oklahoma; two daughters, Brenda Harmon and her husband, Terry, of Perry, Oklahoma and Ronda Meyers and her husband, Dennis, of Indiahoma, Oklahoma; ten grandchildren, Roslynn Friend, Mickeal Roy Friend, Jason Friend and his wife Tonya, Brian Friend and his wife, Kirsten, all of Seminole, Oklahoma, Lee Harmon and his wife, Lindsey, Lance Harmon and his girlfriend Misty and Lyle Harmon, all of Perry, Oklahoma, Ashley Hall and her husband, Billie of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Charity Moxley and her husband Tim and Christian Sadler and his wife, Nicole, all of Perry, Oklahoma and six great-grandchildren, Karlei Friend and Tatum Friend, both of Seminole, Oklahoma, Landon Harmon of Perry, Oklahoma, Ashtun Friend of Seminole, Oklahoma, Haiden Moxley and Cade Moxley, both of Perry, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Debbie Sadler, his parents, Roy and Ruth Friend and three brothers, Vern Friend, Glen Friend and Jackie Friend.

Condolences may be sent to the family using our online guest book at www.brown-duggerfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

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Barbara Olene Fry

Graveside services for Konawa resident Barbara Olene Fry are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell.

Rev. Charley Henthorn is to officiate and the services are under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Fry, 89, died Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at Jan Francis Care Center in Ada. She was born Dec. 25, 1915 in Wayne, Okla. to Edward and Nancy (Avery) Barton.

She married Roy C. Fry July 25, 1936 in Purcell and was a homemaker and member of the Baptist church in Kingston.

Fry moved to Konawa in 1997 from Kingston, and also lived in Purcell for several years.

Her parents, husband (May 22, 2003), two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

Surviving is one son, Roy Fry Jr. of Chihuahua, Mexico; one daughter, Monte Surber of Konawa; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

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Juanita Evelyn Gann

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Juanita Evelyn Gann are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Hilltop Freewill Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Russell Ryker officiating and under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home. Her grandsons will be acting as pallbearers.

Gann, 85, died Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at Methodist Home in Enid. She was born June 27, 1919 in Atwood to Elmer and Ruby (Baker) Robinson.

She married Howard Gann on Aug. 17, 1934 in Wewoka. She worked at IGA as a grocery checker and was a member of Hilltop Freewill Baptist Church.

Her parents; husband; one son, Darrell Gann and one daughter, Phyllis Gann preceded her in death.

Survivors include daughter Diana Mack of Lucien; three sons, Donald Gann of Lowell, Ark., Ronald Gann of Enid and Roger Gann of Casper, Wyo.; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Kyesha Sariah Garfield

Funeral services for Kyesha Sariah Kylean Garfield are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Thomas Town Baptist Church Cemetery.

Rev. Famous Cochran will officiate. Burial will be under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

The child died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at her home at the age of four months.

She was born Sept. 15, 2004, in Ada to Adolph L. Garfield and Jessica Harrison.

Survivors include her parents, of the home; three brothers, Kyle Severs, Wewoka, Monterio and De’Angelo Garfield, both of McAlester; four sisters, Kisha Harris, Ada, Iesha Harrison, Falicia and A’riah Garfield, all of Wewoka; grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. H.P. Bradshaw and Willie and Wanda Bruner of Wewoka, and Anold Zollicoffer, Oklahoma City.

 

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James Ira Gates

Funeral services for Seminole resident James Ira Gates are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Gates, 88, died in Seminole Sunday, June 19, 2005. He was born June 11, 1917 in El Paso, Texas to Fred Ira Gates and Lida Luella (Ashby) Gates.

He moved to Seminole in 1996 from Ft. Worth, Texas where he had been a longtime resident.

Gates married Ruth Iris Gates on May 25, 1951 in Ft. Worth, Texas she preceded him in death in 1996.

He was a clerk in the accounting division for the FFA in Ft. Worth and he retired in the spring of 1981. Gates was a member of Disciples of Christ Church.

Gates served in the United States Army as a Staff Sergeant and was the personal secretary of a commanding General during the war.

Surviving is daughter Suzanne Iris Azlin of Seminole and three grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be B.J. Roberson, Jared Sutton, Max Azlin, Jon Azlin and Timothy Azlin. James Wood will be serving as an honorary bearer.

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

 

Elizabeth Grace Gentry

Graveside services for Elizabeth Grace Gentry are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rosville Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Elizabeth died shortly after the birth of she and her twin sister Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005 in Oklahoma City. She is the daughter of Debra Kay (Bowser) Faulkner and Tommy Joe Gentry of Seminole.

Her paternal grandfather, James Gentry; paternal great-grandfather, Elvis Spoon and maternal great-grandmother, Myrna Gingrich preceded her in death.

Surviving are her parents; two sisters, Meaghan Faulkner of Tahlequah and twin sister, Madyson Gentry of Seminole; grandparents, Darla Spoon of Seminole, Geraldine Campbell of Stamps, Ark. and Richard Bowser of Raton, N.M. and great-grandparents, Gladys Spoon of Meeker and James Gingrich of Salem, Ore.

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

 

Louise Gentry

Memorial services for former Seminole resident Louise Gentry will be held at a later date and arranged by the family.

Gentry, age 77, of Bay City, Texas died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005 in Texas. She was born Nov. 30, 1927 in Seminole to William J. "Bill" and Malissa Gentry.

Her parents, four brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Larry Cain of Austin, Texas and Steve Cain of Matagorda, Texas; two grandsons and two sisters, Dee Dee Goodwin of Murietta, Calif. and Mary Payne of Hominy, Okla.

Charles Goodwin

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Charles "Gube" Fred Goodwin were held today at 2 p.m. at Glory Cemetery of Holdenville, under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Goodwin died Monday, May 9, 2005 at Holdenville General Hospital. He was born in Jennings on July 15, 1926 to Charles Moore Goodwin and Mary W. Stephens Goodwin.

He was a heavy equipment operator and worked for several private companies.

In addition, he worked for the Oklahoma State Department of Highways and Hughes County, and was the Holdenville Street Commissioners for one term.

His parents; three brothers, Virgil Burl Goodwin, John James Goodwin and Boyd "Pete" Goodwin; and special lady friend, Virginia McClanahan, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his son Glen Goodwin and two grandchildren.

Clifton Gordon

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident Clifton Gordon are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Rev. B.G. Renfro of Parker’s Chapel Baptist Church will be officiating.

Gordon, 74, of Oklahoma City, died Thursday, March 31, 2005 at OU Medical (Presbyterian Tower).

He was born Feb. 29, 1931 in Nobletown Community of Wewoka to Henry Gordon and Pearl Davis.

Gordon lived in Seminole County until 1952. He worked for Carl Cox in Wewoka for eight years or longer, Bama Pie Company, the Candy Company and for the Oklahoma City Park and Recreation Service.

His parents; five brothers, Nathaniel, Napoleon, Jimmy Lee, Ketter and Tom; and one sister, Dora Mae Stephens, all preceded him in death.

He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Oklahoma City.

Surviving him are two sons, Anthony Standfield and Anthony Gordon, both of Oklahoma City; four daughters, Linda Bivens of Sacramento, Calif., Jo Ann Thomas, Charlotte Gordon and Teresa Gordon, all of Oklahoma City; one sister, Louise Gordon of Oklahoma City; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

James M. Gosa

Funeral services for James M. Gosa, age 82, of rural Tipton, will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at the First Baptist Church in Tipton with Rev. Harold Gaches officiating.

Burial will follow in the Tipton Cemetery under the direction of Jackson Funeral Home in Frederick.

Mr. Gosa passed away on Monday morning, Oct. 17, 2005 in Altus.

James Marshall Gosa was born on Aug. 1, 1923 in Seminole to Norman Mathis and Pearl Thomas Gosa.

He attended Varnum School in Seminole and was drafted into the United States Army in the 10th grade.

After his service in World War II, he returned home and received his GED and later attended Oklahoma A. & M. in Okmulgee.

On June 22, 1974 he was united in marriage to Velma Lorene Saville Boman in Tipton.

He was a lifelong farmer moving from Seminole to the Tipton area in 1951. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tipton.

He is survived by his wife, Velma of the home; one son, James Michael Gosa and his wife YeVon of Tipton; one daughter, Peggy Diane Urquhart and her husband Mark of Plano, Texas; two step-sons, Larry Don Boman and his wife Judy of Moore and Randall Keith Boman and his wife Dayna of Lubbock, Texas; one son, Lowell Gosa of Seminole; two sisters, Hazel Hollon of McAlester and Verla Keener and her husband Don of Van Buren, Ark.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

His parents and one brother, Ralph Gosa preceded him in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in memory of James M. Gosa.

 

 

 

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Ron Grabin

Funeral service for longtime Seminole resident Ron Grabin are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen funeral Chapel with Rev. Tommy Clark officiating.

Grabin, 59, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005 at Norman Regional Hospital. He was born April 5, 1945 in Oakland, Calif. to Edward Alpha Grabin and Irene (Horvath) Grabin.

He married Kaye Eldridge on Feb. 10, 1968 in Sacramento, Calif. and he lived in Seminole for 21 years, moving here from California.

Grabin was the owner/operator of R G Refrigeration and he was a member of First Baptist Church, Seminole Tennis Association and the Twin Lakes Racquet Club.

Surviving him is his wife, Kaye Grabin of the home; son Tim Grabin of Shawnee; three daughters, Deana Grabin of Seminole, Danielle Grabin of Norman and Heather Davis of Oklahoma City; one brother, David J. Grabin of North Highland, Calif.: father-in-law Cliff Eldridge and mother-in-law and husband, Naida and Dennis Knowles.

In addition he has five grandchildren, Tyler Wayne Grabin, Kristin Sierra Grabin, Hunter Wayne Grabin, Brianna Wilson and Cassandra Boyanton: several nieces and nephews, Eric Johnson Grabin, Heather Dawn Grabin and Carlee Eldridge and brother-in-law Wayne Eldridge also surviving him.

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

 

Kevin Grant II

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident Kevin Leotis Grant II are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Machpelah Cemetery in Wewoka.

Bishop Charlie Gilbert Jr. will be officiating. Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Grant, 23, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2005 in Oklahoma City. He was born Dec. 17, 1981 in Oklahoma City to Kevin L. Grant and Sherry Stephens Grant.

He graduated Butner High School and attended OSU and Oklahoma City Community College.

Grant was working for APAC in the Customer Service Department. He was an avid basketball and football player and a member of Ethopian Reforemed Copticf Church of Christ.

His paternal grandfather, Richard Carolina Jr. and grandmother Faylese Nelson preceded him in death.

Surviving is his fiancée, Dawn Dean of Moore; father, Kevin L. Grant of Atoka; mother, Sherry Grant of Edmond; daughter, Kiara Grant of Moore; brothers, Kaldwell Grant of Moore, Shamir Grant of Oklahoma City and Stephon Grant of Edmond and grandmother, Verdelma Carolina of Edmond.

Neal E. Gray

Funeral services for Shawnee resident Neal E. Gray were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Craig officiating.

Interment followed services at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Home.

Neal E. Gray, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 82, on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005 at his home.

He was born April 11, 1923 near Shawnee to Charles and Ida (Cooper) Gray.

Gray owned and operated his own auto repair shop in Shawnee, Neal Gray Garage, from 1952 to 1992.

He married Winnifred McClain June 28, 1943 and they have been married for 62 years.

His proud distinguished service to his country began with World War II, serving in the 13th TABN, 24th Division, Southwest Pacific, Korea 116 Combat Engineers 19th BN and at Ft. Sill.

At Ft. Sill he was one of the last trainees in the Pack Artillery where horses and mules were used.

He was a member and deacon of Temple Baptist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Neal loved god, his family and his country.

His parents and one brother, Franklin Gray, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Winnifred of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Linda Gray of Shawnee; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and George Combs of Seminole and eight grandchildren, Sherri Ragsdale and friend Natasha Schweitzer of Norman, Terri Gray of Norman, Kelli Gray McCullar and husband Benjamin of Shawnee, Shelli Gray Pritchard and husband Clayton of Shawnee, Suzanne Gray Pritchard and husband Gregg of Stroud, Phillip Combs and wife Kristy of Prague, Michelle Combs Glenn and husband Sam of Shawnee and Chris Combs and wife Cari of Shawnee.

In addition, surviving are 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, June Schmidlkofer of Earlsboro; three sisters-in-law, Leta Gray of Shawnee, Evelyn Atkinson of Midwest City and Mary Lopez and friend Carl Robbin of Shawnee; one brother-in-law, John H. McClain of Shawnee and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family suggests that those wishing to make contributions may do so to the Gidions.

 

 

 

 

John Grayson

Funeral services for Wewoka resident John Damon Grayson were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Oakwood Pavilion Chapel with Rev. Michael Vanlandingham officiating.

Interment took place at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Grayson, 47, died Thursday, July 7, 2005 at Holdenville General Hospital. He was born in Hobbs, N. M. on Dec. 30, 1957 to Delmon and Barbee Grayson.

His father preceded him in death. Surviving is his mother.

Debra Greever

Memorial services for former Seminole resident Debra Nichols Greever are scheduled for Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Bartlesville, with Father Lee Stephens to officiate.

Greever, 54, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005 at James Phillips Hospital in Bartlesville. She was born Dec. 18, 1951 in Oklahoma City to V.F. Nichols and Jewell E. Nichols.

She was a graduate of Seminole High School and her father owned a lumberyard in Seminole for many years during her youth.

Greever attended college in Ada before teaching at Rose State College in the 1990’s. She worked as a registered health information administrator and had been employed in the health field for 30 years.

She liked to garden, with special attention given to flowers, which she then created floral arrangements.

Her parents, brother, Ed Nichols and sister, Sandra Nichols McCord preceded her in death.

Surviving is one brother, Ron Nichols of Burlingame, Kan.

Debra Nichols Greever

Memorial services for former Seminole resident Debra Nichols Greever are scheduled for Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church with Father Lee Philips to officiate.

Greever, 54, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005 at James Phillips Hospital in Bartlesville. She was born Dec. 18, 1951 in Oklahoma City to V.F. Nichols and Jewell E. Nichols.

She was a graduate of Seminole High School and her father owned a lumberyard in Seminole for many years during her youth.

Greever attended college in Ada before teaching at Rose State College in the 1990’s. She worked as a registered health information administrator and had been employed in the health field for 30 years.

She liked to garden with special attention given to flowers, which she then created floral arrangements from.

Her parents, brother, Ed Nichols and sister, Sandra Nichols McCord preceded her in death.

Surviving is one brother, Ron Nichols of Burlingame, Kan.

 

Edward Griffin

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Edward "Oilpatch" Howard Griffin are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole with Pastor Glenn Pence officiating.

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

Griffin, 93, of Holdenville, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005 at his home. He was born June 3, 1912 in Sand Creek to Marion Edward and Micially Elliey (Houston) Griffin.

He married Velva Opal Meredith in Baldknob, Ark. in May of 1932. The couple lived most of their lives in Seminole before moving to Holdenville.

Griffin worked in the oil fields most of his life before retiring from the Seminole Company.

He liked rodeos, hunting, fishing and particularly enjoyed camping out with his children and grandchildren.

In his later years, family members drove him to Checotah area, where he liked to sit and watch the barges on the Arkansas River.

His wife, parents, four infant children, one sister, four brothers, one grandchild and one great-grandchild preceded him in death.

Surviving is one son, Marvin Griffin of Seminole; two daughters, Lajuana Deloach of Seminole and Anita Williamson of Holdenville; two sisters, Katie Risner of Byhalia, Miss. and Gertrude Haygood of Garland, Texas; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the service will be Roy Griffin, Kevin Griffin, Dennis Beckett, Mike Arthur, Dave Carter and gene Rodgers.

Honorary pallbearers are Gary Griffin, Travis Griffin, Dwight Beckett, Steve Branscum and Tim Miner.

Robert Henry Griffith

Funeral services for Holdenville resident Robert Henry Griffith are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holdenville First Baptist Church.

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

Henry passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2005 in Holdenville at the age of 17. He was born May 3, 1988 in Ada to Robert Wayne Griffith and Sharon Kay Harris Griffith.

He was raised in Sasakwa until moving to Holdenville in 1993. Henry was soon to begin his junior year at Holdenville High School.

Henry loved horses and wagons. His horse, Trigger, will miss him: they have been friends since Aug. 8, 1999.

His grandfather, Tommy Dale Harris, will greet Henry in Heaven.

Survivors are his grandparents, Robert and Sharon Griffith of the home; brother, Zachary Griffith of the home; sister, Janette McDaniel and husband, Randy, of Wetumka; grandparents, Judy Harris of Sasakwa and Roy and Imogene Griffith of Sasakwa; great-grandparents, A.G. and Josie Goyner of Sasakwa and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

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Thelma Griffith

Funeral services for Seminole resident Thelma Jane Griffith are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Tessie Simmons officiating.

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

Griffith, 79, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2005 at Pioneer Nursing Home. She was born April 11, 1926 in Holdenville to Ollie and Cordelia (Green) Ledbetter.

She was retired from Blue Bell Jeans where she was a sewing machine operator.

Her parents, one son and one daughter preceded her in death.

Surviving are three daughters, Gloria Guthrie, Sharon Wood and Brenda Griffith, all of Seminole; two brothers, Floyd Ledbetter of Holdenville and Harvey Ledbetter of Seminole and two sisters, Velma Brewer of Holdenville and Syble Harris of Seminole.

In addition, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren survive her.

Pallbearers will be Danny Wood, David Guthrie, Larry Hale, Les Hale, Curtis Ledbetter and Everett Ledbetter.

Honorary bearers will be Harvey Young, Lynn Floyd, Jason Dorrough, Mike Townsend, Mike Dobson and Brian Dobson.

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

 

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Karen Beth Grimes

Funeral services are scheduled for longtime Seminole resident Karen Beth Grimes at 10 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev, Jeff Nance to officiate.

A private family graveside service will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Grimes, 61, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005 at home. She was born in Stillwater Sept. 13, 1943 to Ernest William Devlin and Mary (Gunter) Devlin.

She worked at the Seminole Producer in the circulation department for 17 years.

Her parents and one infant son, Daniel Sean Feken (in 1975) preceded her in death.

Surviving her are four daughters and sons-in-law, Laurie and Johnny Lewis of Seminole, Lisa and Jay Camp of Tecumseh, Kristy and Donald Emmitt of Seminole and Kaci and Stephen Hunt of Seminole; three sons and daughter-in-law, Chadd and Sonya Feken, Zane Feken and Kyle Grimes, all of Seminole; one brother Mike Devlin of Perry; and nine grandchildren, Jeff and Shay Lewis, Hailey Hernandez, Jayce Camp, Dusty and Blake Emmitt, Cameron and Shyler Feken and Thaddius and Nicole Feken.

Pall bearers for the service will be John Lewis, Jay Camp, Donald Emmitt, Stephen Hunt, Jeff Lewis and Eual Camp.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Karen Grimes Memorial Fund in care of Swearingen Funeral Home, 100 W. Strothers Avenue, Seminole, OK 74868.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

Rosalie Grothaus

Funeral service for former Wewoka resident Rosalie Grothaus is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Harjochee officiating. Interment will follow at Factor Cemetery.

A wake service is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Amon Harjo officiating.

Grothaus died Monday, Sept. 19, in an Oklahoma City Hospital. She was 67.

She was born April 21, 1938, to Mary Taylor in Wewoka. Grothaus was raised by Cogee and Legus Miller.

Grothaus graduated from Mt. St. Mary’s High School in Oklahoma City and graduated from William Woods College in Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in education. She worked for Seminole Nation Older American Program and retired from the Federal Tribal Program.

Her mother and foster parents preceded her in death.

Grothaus is survived by her son, Michael W. Grothaus of Shawnee; daughter, Rochelle Murdock of McLoud; sister, Sally Taylor of Wewoka; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Pallbearers are Travis Jackson Jr., Stanley Madkins, Mike Deer, Reo Miller, Dewayne Miller, and Joe McGirt.

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

Geraldine Guess

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Geraldine Guess are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Hilltop Freewill Baptist Church.

Officiating at the service will be Rev. N.R. Smith, Rev. David Sutton, Rev. Paskel Bevins and Rev. Dan Farmer.

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

Guess, 70, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005 at Norman Regional Hospital. She was born April 4, 1934 in Okemah to Matthew and Margaret Coy.

She grew up in the Seminole County area and attended Cromwell Schools. She married Herman Guess in Wewoka on Dec. 8, 1956.

Guess worked for Cleveland Aging Service as a Site Aide and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Survivors include: daughter Kelly Hiser of Moore; son Albert Guess of Wewoka; brother Leonard Coy of Longdale; sisters Violet Hicks of Gore, Berniece Ford of Borger, Texas, Retha Wilburn of Ark. and Beverly Boyd of Oklahoma City; two grandchildren and two step grandchildren.

Clarence Guest

Funeral services for Seminole County resident Clarence Ober Guest are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Resthaven Funeral Home in Shawnee.

Arrangements are under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

Guest, 78 of Earlsboro, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005 at Solara Hospital in Shawnee. He was born July 30, 1927 in Idabel to Leroy Guest and Maudie (Bullard) Guest.

As a child he moved from Idabel to Newalla and later to Phoenix, Ariz.

He then served in the United States Navy during the latter part of World War II. Upon the completion of his service he return to Arizona and worked in the copper mills.

Guest then moved to Oklahoma City and worked for O.G.& E.

On March 11, 1950 he married Hattie Cowan and moved to Earlsboro in 1964 and began ranching.

He attended Fairview Baptist Church and was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

His parents and three brothers, Galen, Wilbur and Calvin Guest preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; two children, Debbie and husband Charles Johnson of Earlsboro and Gary and wife Peggy Guest of Seminole; five grandchildren, Landon and Angie Guest of Seminole, Kent and Melanie Johnson of Earlsboro, Heather Guest of Oklahoma City, Allison Guest of Colorado Springs, Co. and Lindsay Guest of Seminole.

In addition, three great-grandchildren, Ethan Guest and Sydney Guest of Seminole and Maddelann Johnson of Earlsboro; three sisters, Ethel Osmus of Catoosa, Nadine Kissling of Prescott, Ariz. and Bernice Williams of Oklahoma City and several nieces and nephews.

 

Mary Ethel Guinn

Funeral services for former Maud resident Mary Ethel Guinn are set for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud, under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

Rev. Carl Whitfield is set to officiate.

Burial will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

Guinn died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at Grace Living Center in Norman, at the age of 83.

She was born Aug. 3, 1921, in Columbus, Ga., to Arnold Z. Foster and Ethel "Gordie" (Brooks) Foster.

Guinn moved to Maud in 1965, from the Little Axe/Norman area.

She was a member of the Maud Trinity Baptist Church, and became a member of the Maud Rebekah Lodge in 1965. She served all the local offices as a district deputy several times.

Guinn was a homemaker, and worked on the Green Thumb program as secretary for Maud Middle School. From 1976 until 1984, she worked in the shipping department at Wrangler.

She married Jack V. Guinn on Dec. 22, 1948, in Columbus, Ga. He preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 1970.

Besides her husband, Guinn was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Marvin Gordon Foster; and three sisters: Margret Cyr, June Holmes, and Betty Jean Slayton.

She is survived by three sons: W.E. "Buster" Brock, Norman, Lance Guinn, Midlothian, Texas, and Jerry Guinn, Grove; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Darrell Foster of Riverside, Calif.; and one sister, Louise Shores of Phoenix City, Ala.

James Gunville

Funeral services for Wewoka resident James Allen Gunville are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Little River Mission with Rev. Harlen Moses, Rev. Larry Harrison and Rev. Danny Faulkner officiating.

Wake services will be held tonight after 4 p.m. at the Little River Mission. Interment will follow services in the Moses Family Cemetery in Limestone under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Gunville, 56, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005 at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born in Belcourt, N.D. on Aug. 22, 1948 to Fred and Mary Rose (Boyer) Gunville.

He was raised and attended school in North Dakota then attended the University of California at Berkeley for two years.

Gunville married Hilly Hill in California on Aug. 24, 1967. The couple then moved to Wewoka in 1968 where they made their home and reared their children.

He enjoyed his family, reading and football, and attended Little River Mission.

Survivors include his wife of the home; sons, Olie Gunville of Seminole and Kevin Gunville of Oklahoma City; daughters, Carol and Katie Gunville of Oklahoma City; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Melvin Gunville of Salt Lake City, Utah and Randy Gunville of Roundup, Mont.; and four sisters, Ann Marie Gunville, Teresa Sharber and Margaret Strothman, all of Roundup, Mont. and Clarisa Wright of Ryegate, Mont.

Pallbearers for the service will be Charles Trevino, Jason Trevino, Eric Wise, Ronald Carpitcher, Clarence Carpitcher and Cornelius Garcia.

 

 

Larry Hailey

Memorial services for longtime Konawa area resident Larry Michael Hailey are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Vamoosa Cemetery Pavilion with Rev. Pam Shirk to officiate.

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

Hailey, 62, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005 at his residence in Konawa. He was born Jan. 23, 1943 in Oklahoma City to Vitchel and Violet (Sanders) Hailey.

He served in the United States Marines and received an honorable discharge on July 19, 1965.

Hailey was a 32nd degree Mason, member of the Oddfellows and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Konawa. He worked in pipeline construction.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving is son, Marc Allen Hailey; sister, Mary Miller of Konawa and six grandchildren.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

Hazel Hale

Funeral services for longtime Maud resident Hazel M. (Arnold) Hale are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Assembly of God Church in Maud with Rev. Tim Martin officiating.

Visitation has been scheduled for today from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

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

Hale, 90, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005 at her home in Maud. She was born June 26, 1915 in Dustin to Grady Lee Arnold and Ethel Virgie (Clymer) Arnold.

She lived in Cherry Hill before moving to Wetumka and then Maud in 1931.

On Feb. 4, 1933 she married Clayton Hale in Maud. She was a homemaker and an inspector for the election board for many years.

Hale was a member of the First Assembly of God Church where she taught Sunday school for many years and was the church secretary for 45 years.

Her parents; husband, Clayton Hale (Oct. 12, 2002); two sets of twins, Donald Ray Hale and Ima Mae Hale and Dennis Vernon and Fern Janet Hale Blain; three brothers, Emmit Arnold, Lee "Hank" Arnold and Raymond "Cotton" Arnold preceded her in death.

Surviving is son Ron Hale of Woodside, Calif.; daughter Linda Martin of Maud; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

 

 

 

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James Hall

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident James H. Hall are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Seminole Church of Christ with Chris Stinnett officiating.

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

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Hall, 85, died Thursday, April 21, 2005 at home. He was born July 22, 1919 in Prue, Okla. to Ned and Ollie (Bradfield) Hall.

He married Patsie Mozell Johnson on April 12, 1941 in Seminole and they just celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.

Hall was a United States Army veteran, having served in World War II as a Tech 5. He retired from Skelly-Getty Oil Company in 1984 after 37 years of service.

He was a member of the Seminole Church of Christ.

His parents; brothers, Ralph and Bill Hall; stepbrother Jake Wheeler; stepsister Evelyn Gamill and another stepsister and son Larry Hall preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; son Don and Faye Hall of Lancaster, Calif.; daughter Vicky and Bill Dryden of Gonzales, Texas; sister Ethel Harris of Midwest City; two grandchildren, Rodney and Teresa Green of Chickasha and Gabriella Green of Dallas, Texas and one great-grandchild, Serena Green of Chickasha.

Pall bearers for the services will be Wayne Conner, Charles Conner, Gale Conner, Charles Conner Jr., Toby Aldridge, Paul Lofton, Jack Mattingly Sr. and Bill Dryden.

Honorary bearers are Red Conner, John Toma, David Hall and Dillion Smith.

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

 

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Beth Harjo

Funeral services for Ada resident Beth Ann Harjo are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Arthur Carpitcher to officiate.

A wake service is scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel and interment will follow services at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Harjo, 24, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada. She was born Dec. 31, 1980 in Oklahoma City to Curtis and Jimmie Lou Harjo.

She was a member of the Tonkawa tribe and was preceded in death by her grandmother and two aunts.

Surviving is her mother and stepfather, Jimmie Lou and Johnnie Harjo of Ada; father, Curtis Harjo of Seminole; one daughter, Desiree Rose Mitchell of Ada; one son, Ethan Harjo of Oklahoma City; one brother, James W. Harjo of Ada and four sisters, Tisha Renae Gibson, Katie Louise Harjo and Jalena Rae Harjo, all of Ada and Wythema Ann Harjo of Shawnee.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

Charlie Harjo

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Charlie Harjo are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Rev. Houston Tiger will be officiating. Wake services will be held at 7 p.m. at the church. The body will be taken to the church Monday at 5 p.m. and will remain there until service time.

Interment will follow services at the Tiger Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Harjo, 65, of Bixby, died Thursday, March 31, 2005 at the Bixby Manor Nursing Home. He was born July 17, 1939 in Wewoka to John Harjo and Melissa (Tiger) Harjo.

He was in the general labor business and had attended Justice School.

His parents; one son, Christopher Harjo; two brothers, Cecil Harjo and Leslie Harjo and two sisters, Imogene Harjo and Lula Kaney all preceded him in death.

Surviving him is his wife, Carol Votaw of the home; son Justin M. Harjo of the home; sister Marie Barefoot of Seminole and three daughters.

Pallbearers for the services will be Jason Tiger, Jimmy Tiger, Junior Tiger, Bennie Tiger, Greg Tigers, Jimmie Dean Harjo and Legus Barnhardt.

 

Edith Harjo

Funeral services for Edith Harjo, wife of former Maud resident Richard Harjo, are set for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at the Achena Presbyterian Church in Maud.

Rev. Gene Wilson and Elder Kelly Tiger are scheduled to officiate, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Burial is set to follow in the Harjo Family Cemetery.

Wake services will be Monday night at 7 p.m. at the Achena Presbyterian Church in Maud.

Harjo, a resident of Kaibeto, Ariz., died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, in Chinle, Ariz., at the age of 61.

She was born Jan. 15, 1944, in Cove, Ariz., to John Tapaha and Elsie (White) Tapaha.

In 1970, she married Richard Harjo, a former Maud resident, in Sanostee, N.M.

She was a homemaker and an artist.

Harjo was preceded in death by her father.

She is survived by her mother, Elsie Tapaha; her husband, of the home; her son, Shawn Harjo, Upper Skagit, Wash.; her daughter, Vahnah Harjo, Pine Ridge, S.D.; her brother, David Tapaha, Cove, Ariz.; five sisters: Maisie Tapaha, Cove, Ariz., Louise Tapaha, Window Rock, Ariz., Nellie Tapaha, Cove, Ariz., Jeanette Martinez, Shiprock, N.M., Helen Tapaha, Farmington, N.M.; and two grandchildren.

Sylvia Jean Harjo

Funeral services for life-long Seminole County resident Sylvia Jean Harjo are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Dorsey Nero and Houston Tiger officiating.

Interment is set to follow in the Harjo Family Cemetery.

Swearingen Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Her body will lie in state at the home of her daughter, Angela Harjo, 1130 N. University, Seminole. Wake services are set for 7 p.m. tonight, at the home.

Harjo died Sunday, May 29, 2005, at her residence in Seminole. She was 51.

She was born May 28, 1954, to Lena Harjo and Lina (Powell) Harjo in Wolf.

Harjo worked as a certified nurses’ aid. She was employed with Wewoka Nursing Home, Country Style Home Health in Shawnee and Gerling Home Health.

She was a member of Cedar Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

Harjo was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Glenn Harjo and Lincoln Jones; two grandsons, Jacob Harjo and Jeremy Snyder and six brothers.

She is survived by one son, Thomas "Bill" Jones Jr. of the home; three daughters, Lana Jones of the home, Kathryn Harjo of Seminole and Angela Harjo of Seminole; two sisters, Betty Tanyan and Donna Renton, both of Seminole; five brothers, George Harjo of Oklahoma City, Andrew Harjo, Jimmy Harjo Sr., Richard Harjo and Leo Tiger, All of Seminole and 11 grandchildren.

Jimmy Harjo Sr., Clifton Tanyan, Billy Haynes, Kevin Fixico, Luther Carpitcher and Billy Renton are set to serve as pallbearers. Honorary bearers will be Jimmy Harjo Jr., Kirk Fye, William Snyder Jr., Brandon Miner, Albert Tiger and Simon Harjo.

Iva M. Harnar

Funeral services for Iva Mae Harnar, mother of Seminole resident Mike Cone, have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Hayhurst Funeral Home Chapel in Broken Arrow. Rev. Art Scrutchins is set to officiate.

A private family committal is scheduled at Park Grove Cemetery under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home.

Harnar died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at her home in Tulsa. She was 70 years of age.

Harnar was born March 21, 1934, at Broken Arrow, the daughter of Rev. Clifford and Ila (Jernigan) Cates.

Harnar graduated from Broken Arrow high school in 1952. She was married to Glen Cone on July 3, 1954, who proceeded her in death.

She married Dan Harnar on Oct. 10, 2000, at Eureka Springs, Ark.

Harnar lived in the Broken Arrow area for most of her life. She was a member of the Broken Arrow Historical Society and the Alumni Association.

She painted, read, traveled, did needlework and genealogy.

She was a member of the Coweta Assembly of God.

Memorials may be made to the Coalition of Pulmonary Fibrosis or to the St. Francis Hospice.

She was preceded in death by her brother J.C. Cates.

Harnar is survived by her husband, Dan Harnar of Tulsa; her daughter, Vicki Parr of Alexandria, Va.; two sons, Mike Cone of Seminole and Randy Cone of Tecumseh; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Jane Harran

Services for former Seminole resident Jane Roberta Harran are scheduled for 10 Monday at the Thomas Funeral Home in Welch, Okla. with Pastor David Karges officiating.

There will be a visitation for family and friends from 7 – 9 p.m. Sunday at Thomas Funeral Home.

The body will be cremated and a private family burial will be held at Passumpsic Cemetery in Vermont.

Harran, 69, of Grove died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005 at Integris Grove General Hospital. She was born Aug. 29, 1936 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont to Robert C. and Julia (Bruce) Harpin.

She married Marnel Harran Nov. 18, 1956 in Passumpsic, Vermont. The couple later moved to Oklahoma to be close to family.

Harran was an active member of the First Methodist Church, Eastern Stars and the Green Mountain Grange, all of Seminole. She was an avid homemaker and enjoyed her family.

Surviving is her husband; two sons, Franklyn Harran and Howard Harran, both of Mary Esther, Fla.; two daughters, Marja Mayes of Navarre, Fla. and Janel Bedor of Siloam Springs, Ark.; one brother, Bruce Harpin of Passumpsic and five grandchildren.

 

Thomas Harrington

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Thomas Delos Harrington are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Clarence York officiating.

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

Harrington, 45, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2005 in Oklahoma City. He was born May 4, 1960 in Jackson, Mich. To Phyllis Irene (Chase) Collums and Gerald Rex Harrington.

He was a diesel mechanic for over 15 years for Westquip in Oklahoma City.

His parents and one son, Jason Harrington, preceded him in death.

Surviving is son, Thomas J. Harrington of Seminole; daughter, Cheri Danniel Harrington of Stillwater; three brothers, Richard Harrington of Maud, Davis Harrington of Owasso and Buddy Collums of Cushing and three sisters, Teresa Morris of Tecumseh, Donna Dinwiddie of Shawnee and Rene Woodard of Chandler.

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

 

 

 

 

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James "Jimmy" Harrison

A memorial service is scheduled for former Wewoka resident James "Jimmy" Lee Harrison at 10 a.m. Saturday with Bro. Dale Jennings to officiate and special music by Henry Baker.

Harrison died January 20, 2005 in Pendleton, Ore. He was born in Holdenville on Dec. 19, 1947 to Eugene and Susie Harrison. His father preceded him in death.

He lived in Wewoka until his early teens and attended Compton Special School.

Surviving him is his mother Susie Harrison of Wewoka; three sisters, Mary Gantt of Wewoka, Peggy Smith of Holdenville and Carol Schaff of St. Helens, Ore.; and three brothers, Raymond Harrison of Portland, Ore., Richard Harrison of Medford, Ore. and John Harrison of Oregon.

Jimmy Harrison

Funeral services for former Wewokan James Lee "Jimmy" Harrison were held Sunday in Pendleton, Ore.

A memorial service is being planned later at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Harrison died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, in Pendleton.

He was born Dec. 19, 1947, in Holdenville to Eugene and Susie Harrison.

He attended Compton Elementary School in Wewoka before moving to Oregon.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his mother, Susie Harrison of Wewoka; brothers Raymond Harrison, Portland, Ore., Rick Harrison, Central Point, Ore., and John Paul Harrison, Dundee, Ore.; sisters Mary Gantt, Wewoka, Carol Schaff, St. Helens, Ore., and Peggy Smith, Holdenville.

 

James Harrod

Wewoka resident James D. Harrod passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2005 in Ada at the age of 88.

He was the County Treasurer for over 20 years and a member of the Wewoka Rotary, County Officers Association and Seminole Soil Conservation.

James was born Nov. 12, 1916 in Holdenville to Otho Harrod and Tennie Douglas Harrod. He graduated from Holdenville High School and Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka with Rev. Michael Vanlandingham officiating.

James and Jerry Isley were married in February 1945 in Wewoka.

He was a farmer and rancher and a member of the First Baptist Church, Wewoka, where he served as deacon and the Men’s Prayer club.

Harrod has been active in Sorghum Days since it’s beginning and in 2000 he was named Wewoka Citizen of the Year and in 2003 he was nominated for Farmer & Rancher of the Year.

James was also a member of the Seminole Cattlemen’s Association and a Veteran of World War II.

His parents preceded him in death.

His survivors include his wife, Jerry, of the home; son Mike Harrod of LaJuna Beach, Calif.; daughters, Leslie Scott of Sacramento, Calif. and Lisa Tucker of Wewoka; sister, Maxine Dawson of Reno, Nev.; four grandchildren, Melodee Chandler, Ashlei Tucker Tiffee, Blake Harrod Tucker and Heath Tucker and two great-grandchildren, Christian and Caleb.

 

 

 

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Alta Hatchell

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Alta Arvilla Hatchell are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield to officiate.

The services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Hatchell, 93, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2005 at her home in Seminole. She was born July 4, 1912 in Little Rock, Ark. to Henry Loftis and Frances (Clines) Loftis.

She married Bill Loudermilk who died in 1949, and then she married J.B. Hatchell in 1963. He preceded her in death in 1972.

Hatchell was a cook, waitress and nurse’s aide in her earlier years and then a homemaker.

Surviving is her son Billy Loudermilk of Seminole; one sister, Virginia Rush of Oklahoma City; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

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

 

 

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Michael Ryan Helt

Graveside service for great-grandson of Wewoka residents Frank and Lou Gore are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Rest Haven memorial Gardens. Rev. Wayne Sloan and Rev. Harold A. Turner are set to officiate.

Interment will follow. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Helt was born and died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at Midwest City Renaissance for Women.

His father is Bobby Lee Helt, Jr. and his mother is Tammy Ann James.

Helt was preceded in death by his maternal great-great-grandmother, Margret Gore; and great-grandparents Jerry Stirman, Robert E. Lee Helt, and Rachel and Clarence James.

He is survived by his parents; maternal grandparents, Charles and Eunice James of Tecumseh; paternal grandparents, Bobby and Kim Helt of Tecumseh; paternal great-grandparents, Frank and Lou Gore of Wewoka; maternal great-grandmothers, Shirley Helt of Yukon and Evelyn Stirman of Tecumseh and a host of other family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers are Brad Loftis, Corey Frank and Joseph Hopkins.

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

Reba Faye Hendryx

Graveside services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 28 at Maple Grove Cemetery with Rev. Leo Streater officiating.

Reba Faye (Walker) Hendryx, longtime Seminole resident, passed away, Friday, Dec. 23, 2005 in Oklahoma City at the age of 79. She was born on July 30, 1926, to Arthur and Effie (Long) Walker in Vian, Okla.

Reba married Hershell Hendryx on Sept. 27, 1947, in Gainesville, Texas.

She was a homemaker and assisted her husband in their trucking business and was a member of the Ideal Street Baptist Church and the Tracy Rebekah Lodge.

Surviving are two daughters, Janice Hendryx and Gina Hendryx of Oklahoma City; one son, Steven Hendryx of Seminole; two brothers, Ray Walker of Ada and Robert Walker of Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Vera Anderson of Tulsa and Ruby Hook of Worland, Wyo. and two grandchildren, Cruz Hendryx and Jordyn Banta.

Her parents; husband, Hershell Hendryx (Aug. 15, 1998); one sister, Pauline Kline and one brother, Floyd Walker preceded her in death.

Swearingen Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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

 

Lettie Hicks

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Lettie Marie Hicks are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Chris Stinnett and Kirk Cowell officiating.

Interment is to follow services at 3 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Lettie, 87 passed away, Friday, Oct. 7, 2005 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 3, 1918 in Dustin, Okla. to John William and Peal Mae (Burton) Hamlin.

She married Weldon Orville Hicks on Nov. 11, 1942 in Seminole, he preceded her in death Nov. of 1976.

Lettie was retired from Minehoma Insurance Company in Tulsa where she worked as a secretary for over 25 years.

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

Her parents, husband and one sister, Birdie Mae, precede her in death.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law; Judith and Andrew Long of Harlingen, Texas; two sisters, Mary Parker of Huntsville, Texas and Minnie Evans of Seminole; four grandchildren, Loretta and husband Dwayne Hunnicutt, Emily and husband Greg Wright, Sandy and husband Kirk Cowell and Heather and husband Noel Smith.

Four great grandchildren, Jack and Morgan Wright and Drew and Lauren Smith also survive her.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 323, Shawnee, OK 74802-0343.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the funeral home website online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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Frances Higgins

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Frances Pipkin Higgins are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at McFarlin Memorial Methodist Church in Norman with rev. Cal Brannon officiating.

Interment will follow services at Little Cemetery under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman.

Mrs. Higgins, 79, died Friday, April 15, 2005 in Norman. She was born Sept. 4, 1925 in Seminole to Lemuel and Blanche (Dunaway) Pipkin.

She married Ray Higgins Dec. 7, 1946 in Seminole and taught at Lincoln School in Norman for over 20 years.

Mrs. Higgins was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and also served as their Chapter Advisor for many years.

She was also a member of Norman Leadership Plus and she enjoyed a number of Hobbies including gardening, needlepoint and traveling.

Her husband, daughter Peggy Donzell, and five brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

Survivors include her three daughters, Maree Sneed and husband James H. of Potomac, Md., Claudia Higgins and husband J. Gordon Stephens of Arlington, Va. And Pat Matteson and husband Ed of Chicago Heights, Ill.; two nephews, Bill Pipkin of Moore and Barry Pipkin of Joplin, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Christopher Donzell, Melissa and Drew Stephens, Eddie, Travis, Ruthanne Frances, Neal and Scott Matteson and niece Marsha Everett of Memphis, Tenn.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Deborah Roth Group Home for Girls, 1625 N. Marion Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73106, telephone (405) 525-6103.

Messages of condolences may be sent online at www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com/Obituaries.html

Franklin Hill

A two-night wake service for Franklin Hill, father of Maud resident Jonathan Hill, began at 1 p.m. Sunday at Wolf Creek School in Wolf Creek, S.D.

Funeral services were set to begin at 10 a.m. today at the Wolf Creek Community Hall with Revs. Wayne Wasicuna and Larry Harrison officiating.

Interment was set to follow at Wolf Creek Community Cemetery in Wolf Creek, S.D. All arrangements were handled by Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

Hill died Thursday, July 28, 2005, at the age of 54 in Pine Ridge, S.D.

Hill was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp.

He is survived by his wife, Charity Good Plume-Hill of Pine Ridge, S.D.; sons, Kenneth Duane Hill of Rapid City, S.D., Jonathan Hill of Maud, and Nathan Hill of Ft. Carson, Colo.; daughters, Lonni Hill and Jenny Hill both of Wolf Creek, S.D., and Elena Merritt of Ada.

Hill is also survived by his brothers, Charlie Hill of Stock Bridge, Ga., Mickey Hill of Seminole, Walter Hill of Wolf Creek, S.D., and Ed Hill of Albuquerque, N.M.; sisters, Leona Hill-Post Oak of Wewoka, Imogene Hill-Capitcher, Hilly Hill-Gunville, and Jennie Hill-Trevino all of Oklahoma City, and Edna Hill-Harjo of Seminole; and seven grandchildren.

Lilbern Earl Holmes

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Lilbern Earl Holmes are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Chapel in Wewoka with Dennis Burrett officiating.

Holmes died Thursday, March 31, 2005, in Shawnee Hospital at the age of 86.

He was born in Lewisville, Ark. on Sept. 27, 1918, to J.S. and Laura Holmes.

Holmes moved to Wewoka with his parents at the age of six. As a youngster, he worked for years as a paperboy and knew many people in Wewoka.

Later, he worked as the agent at the bus station, for many years.

Holmes was known to repair many things in his life. In the mid 50’s, he and his wife, Dorothy, moved to Chicago while he attended Coyne School of Electronics for Radio and TV repair.

He came back to Wewoka to set up shop and repaired and sold TVs and appliances for 50 years.

Later in life, he stared making woodcrafts. He also refinished furniture for customers and built new furniture.

Holmes was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; his parents, J.S. and Laura Holmes; and sister, Betty Rubbs.

He is survived by his daughters, Nancy Lynch of Spring, Texas and Jody Parker of Jenks; sons, Robyn Holmes of Edmond and son, John Holmes of Washington; one sister, Ruth Roberts; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

Robert Honsinger

A graveside memorial service for lifelong Maud area resident, Robert Ray "Bob" Honsinger has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Wolf Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Honsinger, 70, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2005 at his home south of Maud. He was born March 11, 1935 in Seminole County to Ray Fenton Honsinger and Goldie (Saxon) Honsinger.

He was self-employed, a construction worker, a heavy equipment operator and a pipeline welder who retired in 2000.

Honsinger served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

His parents; two brothers, Ricky Honsinger and Lee Edward Honsinger and one granddaughter, Brandy Fletcher preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Arlene (Nave) Bush-Honsinger of the home; the mother of his children, Betty Honsinger Love of Tuskahoma; two sons, Billy Honsinger of Tuskahoma and Bobby Honsinger of Konawa and two daughters, Barbara James of Royse City, Texas and Brenda Fletcher of Tuskahoma.

In addition, six sisters, Margaret Orr and Mary Ruth Dawson both of Chickasha, Roberta Phelps of Oklahoma City, Jo Ann Julian of Letha, Patty Crummit and Connie Heffley, both of Tishomingo; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren survive him.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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Floy Nell Hooten

Longtime Seminole resident, Floy Nell Hooten passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home at the age of 94.

Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Heartland Family Church with Rev. Jerry Humphries officiating.

A private family burial will take place prior to the memorial service at Maple Grove Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Floy was born on Jan. 20, 1911 in Corsicana, Texas to William Tony and Fanny (Burton) Womack.

She married Andy Hooten on June 7, 1934 in Tecumseh, Okla., he preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 1997.

Floy was a registered nurse graduating school in 1933.  She was a homemaker, a devoted mother and loving grandmother. 

She was a member of the First Church of God where she taught Sunday School for many years.  She was also an active participant and leader in the music ministry of the church.

Floy used her gifts of hospitality and giving in service to others. 

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Karen Hooten of Seminole; four grandchildren, David and Teri Hooten of Seminole, Jon and Anne Hooten of Pomona, Calif., Daniel Newman and partner Bruce Ostyn of Green Valley, Ariz., and Dr. Mike Hooten and Heidi of Rochester, Minn. and six great-grandchildren, Rayme Hooten of Sacremento, Calif., Kyle and Chloe Hooten of Rochester, Minn., Cody, Jake and Abbie Hooten of Seminole.

Her parents; husband; two sisters, Ollie Byram, and Doris Jarrell and one brother, Paul Womack, precede her in death.

The Hooten Family would like to especially thank the staff of Seminole Estates Nursing Home for all the love and care they have given Floy and family.

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

 

 

 

 

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Frankie ‘Daryl’ Hopkins Sr.

Funeral services for lifelong Maud resident Frankie "Daryl" Hopkins Sr. are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Maud with Rev. Jim Kirkendall to officiate.

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

The hours of visitation are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and 12 noon – 6 p.m. Sunday.

Hopkins, 54, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2005 at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City. He was born July 19, 1950 in Shawnee to Benjaman Franklin Hopkins and Relta Mae (Roberts).

Daryl attended Seminole State College and East Central University on a baseball scholarship. He also helped coach Little League baseball.

Hopkins married Pamela Fay Lee on May 7, 1993 in Vanburen, Ark. and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Maud.

He worked as a Rig Superintendent – troubleshooter for Nabors Drilling Company, out of Tyler, Texas, and covering the areas of Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana.

His father; mother-in-law, Marie Lee (1999); stepfather, Doug Templeton and one grandson, Richard James Boren (1995) preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother, Relta Templeton of Maud; wife Pamela Hopkins of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Frankie Daryl and Amanda Hopkins Jr. of Tecumseh, Nicholas Bryan and Jennifer Hopkins of Emory, Texas and Billy "Brac" and Melissa Boren of Hutchinson, Kan. and daughter and her fiancé, Latisha Dawn Boren and Ryan Brandt of Oklahoma City.

In addition, are Daryl’s mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ray and Mimi Lee of Maud and eight grandchildren.

Pall bearers for the services will be Terry Morris, Richie Birdwell, Charlie Carter, Tommie King, James Garretson, Frankie Blain, Charles Hutchins, Shorty Snodgrass and Max Hunt.

Messages of condolences may sent online to www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Billy George Horn

Seminole County resident Billy George Horn died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at his home in Earlsboro. He was 82 years old.

Horn’s remains will be cremated. Swearingen Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

He was born April 14, 1922, in Princeton, Mo., to Fred Earl Horn and Velma Veatrice (Paxton).

On May 2, 1942, in Vallejo, Calif., he married Wilma (Austin) Horn.

Horn served in the Navy during World War II. He was a retired machinist having worked as one in the Navy and in his civilian life.

Horn was a member of the American Legion in Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one grandchild.

Horn is survived by his wife of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Donald Hatcher of Earlsboro; one son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Peggy Horn of South Carolina; six grandchildren, Ryker Horn, Donna Moore, James Southers, Denise Wiley, William Southers and Michael Southers; nine great-grandchildren, Lacey Wiley, Chantce Wiley, Chestney Wiley, Kylen Southers, Grace Moore, Britney Moore, Marley Fixico, Austin Southers and Stephanie Southers.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Weylon Holtman Sr.

Funeral services for former Sasakwa resident Weylon H. Holtman Sr. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Sasakwa Assembly of God Church with Rev. Wesley Martin officiating.

Interment is to follow service at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Smith-Phillips Funeral Home. Military Honors are to be performed by the Chickasaw Nation Honor Guard.

Holtman, 65, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005 at the Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was born May 1, 1939 in Childress, Texas to Luther Hilliard and Evelyn Estelle (Owens) Holtman.

He married Loretta Rae Barnes on Nov. 24, 1964 in Pampa, Texas. Mrs. Holtman passed from this life on May 14, 2004.

Holtman attended Pampa High School and moved to Ada in 1991 from Sasakwa, where he attended the Sasakwa Assembly of God Church.

He owned and operated Holtman Tank Trucks for a number of years. Holtman also served in the United States Navy for four years. Some of the things that he loved to do were collecting coins and fishing.

His wife, Loretta Holtman, and his father, Luther Holtman preceded him in death.

Surviving him are his two sons, Weylon Holtman Jr. of Ada and John Gower of Pauls Valley; three daughters, Lesia McNutt of Ada, Charlotte Roulston of Sasakwa and Pam Holtman of Ada; his mother, Evelyn Estelle Holtman of Abilene, Texas; one brother, Lynn Holtman of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Joyce Waddell of Abilene, Texas and Annette Shortridge of Phoenix, Ariz.; and eight grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the service will be Greg Durham, Monty Durham, Marty Durham, Jimmy Durham, Jeremy Cargill and Wade House.

The honorary pallbearers will be Derek Landreth, Hiram Roulston III and John C. Gower.

 

Ellen Jean Houck

Private family services will be held for Seminole resident Ellen Jean (Maloy) Houck, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Houck, 55, died Friday, July 1, 2005 at her home. She was born Nov. 20, 1949 in Weleetka to William "Bill" Shatto and Essie (Chadic).

She married Benny Houck and was a home health service nurse.

One brother, Charles Penrod preceded her in death.

Surviving is husband Benny Houck of the home; son and daughter-in-law Brian and Bonnie Maloy of Luther; daughter and son-in-law Ivona and John Gore of Seminole; step-son Steven Houck of Seminole and step-daughter Cindy Houck of Oklahoma City.

In addition, two brothers, Grady Shatto and John David Shatto, both of Muskogee; sister and brother-in-law, Billie and Jerry Clower of Seminole and two grandchildren, Bradley Houck and Franklin Gore survive.

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

 

Thersie Marie Houck

Graveside funeral services for former Seminole resident Thersie Marie Houck are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate. Burial will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Houck died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at Village Health Care Center, Broken Arrow, at the age of 95.

She was born May 29, 1909, in Kingston, Ark., to John David and Sarah (Bowen) Grigg.

She was married to Albert L. Houck, who died May 10, 1977.

She lived in Seminole for 50 years.

She worked for Seminole Hospital for 20 years and then as a caregiver until her retirement.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Matthews Methodist Church, Tulsa.

Houck had lived at Village Health Care Center for the past three years.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Shelton, Broken Arrow; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

She was the last survivor of 10 children and was also preceded in death by her parents and one infant son.

Messages of condolence may be sent to www.swear-ingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Pamela Kay Howard

Pamela Kay Howard, former resident of Wewoka, passed away June 6, 2005, in Hobbs, N.M.

Pam Howard, was born Pamela Kaye Carlin, to William (Bill) W. Carlin and Bruce Alene Carlin. She was born April 8, 1945.

Thelma Marie Slate, of Rudidoso, N.M., and Timothy James Carlin, of Zigzag, Ore., survive as her younger sister and brother. Pam’s eldest brother, William Bruce Carlin, preceded her in death.

Pamela met and married Robert (Bob) Groves Howard, Jr., on Sept. 22, 1962. For nearly 43 years, she was a friend and a wife to this man.

Robert Groves Howard III, of Old Hickory, Tenn., is Pamela’s oldest son. William Carlin Howard, of Friona, Texas, is her son and middle child. Elizabeth Elaine (Howard) Armijo, of Hobbs, N.M., is Pamela’s daughter, best friend and youngest child.

Pamela has two daughters-in-law: Linda Louis Howard and Beth Anne Howard. She has five grandchildren: Ashlee Brooke Howard, Taylor Reid Armijo, Eric William Tackett, Tara Lynn Gunderson, Aaron Lamson Tackett (who preceded her in death).

Also, Pam had one great-grandchild by marriage, Lauren Mae Tackett.

Pam has five brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law on the Howard–side of the family.

This means she has approximately 19 nieces and nephews. Add another five nieces and nephews from her brothers and sisters. As a result, the family tree continues to grow.

She is also survived by her aunt, Alta Faye (Linam) Klein, and her cousin George Linam Klein and family.

Grandmother Thelma Webber, her parents Bruce and Bill, and Harry Scott Klein (a cousin) all preceded her in death.

Pam grew up in the family business: farming and ranching.

She spent eight years in the motorcycle business, with husband Bob.

Pam also worked at New Mexico Bank and Trust as well as a service parts distributor for Waukesha-Pearce Industries.

Then ultimately back to the family ranching business.

Pamela had a genuine love for the ranch and for the land. That exact love was transferred to the many people she encountered. It was very important that her business was performed in an honest manner, especially with her fellow ranchers and neighbors.

Pam was a football mom, a baseball mom, a piano lesson mom, a basketball mom, a 4-H Club mom, a mom to just about anybody who enjoyed her love and attention.

She had well over 300 college credit hours, which attributed to her receiving an Associates Degree in Arts, at the New Mexico Junior College.

A visitation for family and friends is scheduled from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the Chapel of Hope in Hobbs, NM. Family members will be present during the visitation from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A rosary service is set to be held at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka, on Friday at 7 p.m.

Mass has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Seminole.

Pamela Kaye (Carlin) Howard will reach her family resting place, Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

A memoriam may be given in her honor to the Joe Arrington Cancer and Research Center, Lubbock, Texas. Gifts should be directed to the "Chorus of Angels" program, there at the cancer center.

Sarah Howard

Sarah Howard, 80, died Monday, July 18, 2005, in Lubbock, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21 2005, in the Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel with Rev. Rob Lindley, pastor of First United Methodist Church officiating.

Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Howard was born Oct. 17, 1924, in Stillwell. She grew up in Bowlegs and graduated from high school there.

She graduated from Oklahoma A&M University with a degree in Elementary Education.

She married Wallace Howard on May 4, 1946, in Seminole. She was a homemaker a schoolteacher and later became a school administrator.

She taught schools in Bowlegs, Seminole, Drumright and Cushing and Farmington, N.M.

Retiring in 1982, they moved back to Seminole. They moved to Tulia, Texas in 1998.

Mr. Howard died Feb. 17, 2001.

She was very active in the Methodist churches where they lived as a Sunday School teacher and church pianist.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, National Federation Women’s Club and First United Methodist Church of Tulia.

She is survived by her daughter, Terressa Leonard of Farmington, N.M.; her son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Susan Howard of Tulia, Texas; four grandchildren and their spouses, Chad and Carol Howard of Clovis, N.M., Sarah and Michael Allen of Lubbock, Texas; Missy Howard of Lubbock, Texas; and Brady and Heather Lane of Farmington, N.M.; two great-granddaughters, Tylynn Lane of Farmington, N.M.; and Madison Howard of Clovis, N.M.

Memorials may be sent to the First United Methodist Church, 109 N. Briscoe, Tulia, Texas, 79088. Online condolences may be sent to www.kornerstonefunerals.com.

Dan Earl Howell

Graveside services for longtime Wolf-Seminole resident Dan Earl Howell are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Maple Grove Cemetery with military honors.

The arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Howell, 83, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2005 at Southwest Medical Center in Lawton. He was born Feb. 21, 1922 in Sherman, Texas to Carl and Mattie Francis (Smidcht) Howell.

He married Ozie Mae Yerby over 55 years ago. He was a self employed painter and member of the Church of Christ in Seminole.

Dan served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was a private first class in the 334th Infantry, 84th Division and received a Bronze Star.

Surviving is his stepson, Charles and wife Joann Posey of Seminole; three sisters, Jewel Powell of Dallas, Texas, Jessie Allbright and Wanda Gilley, both of Oklahoma City and one brother, Delbert Howell of California.

In addition, three grandchildren, Brad Posey of Wolf, Phillip and wife Peggy of Eufaula and Laura Long and husband David of Seminole; eight great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren also survive him.

Clora Hubbard

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident Clora S. Hubbard are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka with Rev. Wilmer E. Cooper, First Baptist Church Lima, to officiate.

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

Hubbard, 80, of Lima, died Friday, March 18, 2005 at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City. She was the daughter of Oscar and Lottie (Oliver) Shelton.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lima where she served as an usher, member of the choir, and a Sunday school teacher.

Hubbard worked as a domestic worker and also served as a cook at Old Lima School and New Lima School for 28 years before retiring.

Her parents; four brothers, Oscar, Robert, Sylvester and Anderson; and three sisters, Louise, Annie and Hester all preceded her in death.

Surviving her is her daughter Celindel Jefferson of the home, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Alice Huddleston

Funeral services for the mother of Seminole residents, Vernon Huddleston and Jewell Ann Burns, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2005 at Brown’s Chapel of the Fountains in Borger, Texas.

Rev. Leonard Forsythe, Pastor of Bible Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be at Highland Park Cemetery in Borger.

Alice Huddleston, 92, died Thursday, June 9, 2005 at Borger Healthcare in Borger, Texas. She was born Oct. 20, 1912 in Clayton, N.M.

Huddleston was a Borger resident for 60 years and owned a nursery in her own home.

Her husband, Henry Huddleston on Feb. 11, 1949; one brother, Bill Gonzales; two sisters; two sons, Orbe and Ligie; two grandsons, Dean Huddleston and True Burns preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Allen Huddleston of Borger and Vernon Huddleston of Seminole; daughter Jewell Ann Burns of Seminole; sister, Elnora Lovato of Albuquerque, N.M.; five brothers, Alfonso Gonzales of Ardmore, Richard Gonzales of Raton, N.M., Joe Gonzales of Santa Fe, N.M., Alex Gonzales of Albuquerque, N.M. and Hap Gonzales of Raton, N.M. and 12 grandchildren.

Chris Hudson

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Chris Hudson are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Cooper Funeral Chapel in Tecumseh.

Interment is to follow services at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

Hudson, 35, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005 in Wewoka. He was born Aug. 5, 1969 in Holdenville to Gilbert and Kathryn "Katy" (Stokes) Hudson.

He attended Tecumseh Schools from kindergarten through 7th grade then continued at Perkins Schools through high school.

Hudson later moved to the Seminole area and had resided in Wewoka for the past few months.

He worked as a welder and was owner/operator of Elementree Design Computer Software Company. Hudson was an artist and musician who enjoyed Motor Cross.

Survivors include his parents of Cromwell; daughter Kierstin Hudson of the home; son Zachary Hudson of the home; brother Shane Hudson of Cromwell and grandmother Sammy Lou Hudson of Ada.

 

James Hudson

Funeral services for lifelong Maud resident James Edward Hudson were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Taylor officiating.

Interment took place following service with full military honors at Cummings Cemetery in Maud under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Hudson, 78, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005 at Pioneer Nursing Home. He was born March 7, 1926 in Clarksville, Ark. to James Harvey "Jim" and Mary Murror (Estep) Hudson.

He attended Maud School and graduated from Modesto, Calif. Hudson married Deloris Lueree Lucy on May 9, 1947 in a double wedding ceremony with their friends, Lavon and Ruth Hulin in Sherman, Texas.

As a young man he worked for Ralph Jones Grocery the Fred Adwan’s Grocery and Dry Goods in Maud. He also worked for Warren Petroleum and Bodkin Furniture Store.

Hudson retired from Tinker Air Force Base in 1990 after 30 years of service. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served in 1942 – 1946 aboard the ship ARL 28 Typhoon in World War II. He repaired small boats, jeeps and aircraft.

He was a longtime charter member and deacon of Trinity Baptist Church and served as music director, Sunday School supervisor and bus driver.

Hudson was a member American Legion Hall and the Maud Roundup Club.

His parents; wife, Lueree Hudson (Feb. 23, 1990); two brothers, Faye Hudson and Jackie Hudson; three sisters, Elva Hart, Daisy Ryan and Ann Renfro all preceded him in death.

Surviving him are his son Jim Hudson of Maud; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Gary Adams of Seminole; mother-in-law Ruth Lucy of Tecumseh; brothers-in-law, Leroy Lucy of Edmond, Paul Lucy of Maud and Jack Lucy of Tecumseh; grandchildren, Michelle Scott of Choctaw, Lori and Shawn Snyder of Seminole, Mark Adams of Seminole, Jillian and Josh Hatley of Tecumseh, Jaclyn Hudson and Janesa Hudson both of Tecumseh and one great-grandchild, Mikenlea Snyder of Seminole.

Pallbearers for the services were Mark Adams, Shawn Snyder, Josh Hatley, Michael Beavers, John Williams and David Anderson.

The honorary bearers were Luster Hefley, Dale Williams, Charles Pierce, John Nuckolls, Glen Williams, Tom Jackson, Bill Harrison and Bill Scates.

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

Veda Mae Huggins

Graveside services for lifelong Konawa area resident Veda Mae Huggins are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Konawa Cemetery with Rev. Pam Shirk to officiate.

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

Huggins, 68, died Thursday, June 23, 2005 at her residence in Konawa. She was born Dec. 14, 1936 in Konawa to Fred Abbott and Martha (Blackwood) Abbott.

She married Bobby Huggins on Dec. 19, 1955 in Ada and was a homemaker and member of the Fist Baptist Church in Konawa.

Huggins was a former employee of Solo Cup Company and of Zeta Burns Clothing.

Her parents, two sisters Mary Gattenby and Helen Gillespie and two brothers Freddy Abbott and Bobby Joe Abbott preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband of the home; two sons, Glen Higgins of Tucson, Ariz. and Ted Huggins of Konawa; two daughters, Kay Coleman and Beth Woody, both of Konawa; three sisters, Margaret Kuestersteffen and Billie Doner, both of Konawa and Maxine Kirkpatrick of Byng.

In addition, there are 11 grandchildren, Robert Huggins, Dana Brooks, Jennifer Huggins, Andrea Brantly, Susan Coleman, Josh Coleman, Cassandra Woody, Chris Woody, Whitney, Alisha and Tyler Huggins; and four great-grandchildren, Cameron, Macy, Corey and Bryson survive.

Serving as honorary bearers will be Kenneth Gattenby, Fred Kuestersteffen, Guy Bartlett, Jeff Abbott, Tim Arnold, Clayton Phillips and Daryl Kuestersteffen.

 

 

 

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Ed Lee Hughes

Services for Konawa native Ed Hughes were held Monday at OakCrest Funeral Home with Dr. James Leo Garrett officiating. Military graveside rites followed at Waco Memorial Park.

Hughes died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at a care center in Waco. He was 84.

He was born on Sept. 9, 1920 in Konawa to Greer and Ivor (Ward) Hughes.

He met and married Alma Virgina Wilson.

Hughes was in the Air Force and served during WWII and Korea.

He is survived by his wife, Alma V. Hughes of Waco; daughters, Kathryn Bowersox of Waco, Nancy Garrett of Austin, Texas, and Debbie Wilk of Lorena, Texas; brother, John Hughes of Lexington; sisters, Evelyn Taylor of Seminole and Connie Young of Norman; and three grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers were Hughes’ grandsons, Richie and Jake Roper.

Ethel Hughes

Funeral services for Konawa resident Ethel Ruby Hughes are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Konawa Assembly of God Church with Rev. Richard Hughes to officiate.

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

Hughes, 82, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada. She was born March 9, 1923 in Cisco, Texas to Lester and Minnie (Chambers) Fleming.

She married Roy Hughes on Feb. 25, 1941 in Cisco, Texas and they moved to Konawa from Artesia, N.M. in 1979.

Hughes worked as a Nutritional Specialist at a nursing home in Artesia, N.M. and was a cook at Vamoosa Schools for several years.

She was a member of the Konawa Assembly of God Church and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Her parents, three brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Roy Hughes of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Roy Hughes Jr. and his wife Joann of Weston, Fla.; two daughters, Carolyn Duncan of The Woodlands, Texas and Marilyn Siracusa and her husband Jere of Plantersville, Texas.

In addition are four grandchildren, Jeff Duncan and his wife Karen, Tracy Duncan and his wife Sue, Christi Gurley and her husband Shane and Lindsay Hughes; and three great-grandchildren, Lauren Duncan, Hailey Duncan and Emily Duncan.

 

 

 

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Ramsey Hulbutta

A wake service for longtime Wewoka resident Ramsey Hulbutta is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. tonight at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

Church services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

Interment will be held at Tebe Cemetery with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating and assisted by Rev. John Copeland.

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

Hulbutta, 67, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005 at his residence. He was born June 7, 1938 in Wewoka to Johnson Hulbutta and Sarah Tiger. He attended Justice School.

He married Mary Tebe June 19, 1966 at the Sand Creek Eufaula Church, where he has been a member since Aug. 16, 2001.

Hulbutta was a retired commercial painter.

His parents, sisters, Nancy Bear and Samaria Grass and brothers, Roman Raymond and Johnny Hulbutta preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; three sons, Hal Hulbutta of Wewoka, Howard Hulbutta of El Reno and Johnson Hulbutta of Wewoka; nine grandchildren; four siblings, Nelsie Yargee of Shawnee, Ronnie Hulbutta and Paul Hulbutta, both of Wewoka and Jimpsey Hulbutta of Oklahoma City.

 

 

 

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Norma Hurst

Funeral services for longtime Maud and Seminole County resident Norma "Jean" Hurst have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole.

Ray Wade is to officiate and cremation arrangements are under Swearingen Funeral Home.

Hurst, 72, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005 at Seminole Estates Care Center. She was born Aug. 12, 1933 in Okemah to Edward Alec Brackin and Lillie Marie (Key) Brackin.

On Aug. 12, 1949 she married James Walter "Red" Hurst in Seminole.

Hurst owned and operated Jean’s Flower and Bake Shop in Maud from 1969 until her retirement in 1992.

She also taught floriculture and cake decorating at both Gordon Cooper Vo-Tec and Seminole Junior College. Hurst also catered many weddings.

Her parents and two brothers, Odell and Kenneth Brackin preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; three daughters, Reta Hurst of Maud, Gracie Guinn of Monkey Island on Grand Lake and Jamie Cupp of Seminole; two sisters, Lois Brown of Arizona and Wanda Jo Smith of Duncan and five grandchildren.

In addition, she raised her nephew Russell Laxson of Oklahoma City, and he survives her.

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

 

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Phillip Inman

Graveside services with military honors were scheduled for former Wewoka resident Phillip Wayne Inman at 1 p.m. today at Holdenville Cemetery.

Inman, 47, passed away Friday, Feb. 11, 2005 in his home in Lewisville, Texas. He was born in Wewoka on Nov. 17, 1957, and he graduated from Wewoka High School in 1976.

Phillip joined the National Guard with the 45th Infantry Division in 1977. He later joined the United States Army and served honorably for 16 years in the 7th, 37th and 18th Field Artilleries.

He received commendations for his service in Operation Safe Haven in the Republic of Panama and numerous other commendations, including two Army Commendation Medals.

Since leaving the Army, he has worked as a long haul truck driver and as a crane operator. Phillip will always be remembered for his ready smile and his ability to put in a long day’s hard work with pride.

Phillip will be met in heaven by his beloved Grandpa, Luther Sanderson; his cherished "second dad", Samuel DeWayne Teague; and by his brother, Craig Anthony Inman.

Surviving him is his mother, Myrna Sanderson Teague; his grandmother, Jeanette Sanderson, both of Flower Mound, Texas; his father and stepmother Jim and Nancy Inman; and their sons, Timothy, Wayne and Odas Randall of Holdenville; his sisters, Nancy Mathis of Wewoka and Jeanetta Calhoun Mish of Norman; Uncle Larry Sanderson and wife Linda and Uncle Roger Sanderson.

His nephew, Michael Wayne Henson of Norman, will also sorely miss him. Three nieces and one nephew of Holdenville also survive Phillip.

 

Carol Jackson

Funeral services for Carol Lynn Jackson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. Keith Klossner to officiate at Parks Brothers Chapel in Okemah.

A wake service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday with Jack Davis to officiate at Parks Brothers Chapel.

Interment is to follow services at Highland Cemetery in Okemah.

Jackson, 42, died Friday, July 29, 2005 at her home in Bearden. She was born Nov. 26, 1962 in Holdenville to Buster and Virginia (Harrison) Brown.

She has been a resident of the Okfuskee County for most of her life. She married Jimmie Ray Jackson on Feb. 8, 1982.

Jackson worked as a cook manager for Bearden Schools for approximately 17 years. She loved antique tractors, fishing, and was a member of the Thlopthlocco United Methodist Church.

Her father preceded her in death.

Surviving is her mother; her husband Jimmie of Bearden; two sons, Mark Jackson of Okemah and Heath Jackson of Las Vegas, Nev. and two daughters, Marcia Caudill of Holdenville and Cynthia Borelli of Las Vegas, Nev.

In addition, four brothers, Steven of Oklahoma City, Chris, Jeff and Ronnie, all of Seminole; two sisters, Sharon Brown of Seminole and Jessie Bear of Wewoka; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren survive her.

Pallbearers for the services will be Roy Johnston, Dale Harris, Bob Harris, Johnny Wilson, Ed Shoemaker and Dale Ramsey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pearl Jackson

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Pearl Evelyn Jackson are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Richard Winters officiating.

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

Jackson, 88, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005 at Jan Francis Nursing Center in Ada. She was born June 22, 1916 in Sasakwa to Walter Barrett and Lizzie (Neal) Barrett.

She married Wintford Jackson on Nov. 6, 1932 in Sasakwa and was a homemaker who belonged to the Church of Christ in Konawa.

Her parents, husband, one son William Paul Jackson, three brothers, and one sister all preceded her in death.

Surviving her are four sons, Bill Jackson of Henryetta, Danny Jackson of Del City, Larry Jackson of the home and Ronnie Jackson of Midwest City; one sister Opal O. Daniel of Ada; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Pallbearers for the service will be Kyle White, Bradley Jackson, Damon Jackson, Justin Jones, Michael Hill and Jason Brown.

 

Temple Jackson

Funeral services for Seminole resident Temple Langwell Jackson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah with Dr. Bob Rogers officiating.

Interment is to follow the services at Morse Cemetery, located north of Okemah.

Jackson, 99, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004 in Seminole. She was born May 28, 1905 in Montrose, Miss. to William P. and Ocie Webster.

She grew up in the Okemah area having graduated from Mason High school in the early 20’s. She and J.B. Langwell were married March 7, 1925.

The couple moved to Seminole after they were married and later moved back to the Okemah area in 1967. She then married Charley Jackson March 1, 1978.

Jackson was a housewife and a member of the Calvary Baptist church of Okemah. She enjoyed gardening, her flowerbeds and quilting.

Her husbands, daughter, Arlene, three brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Don Langwell of Seminole and Jim Langwell of San Antonio, Texas; one daughter, Wilma Langwell Plank of Huber Heights, Ohio; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Yolanda Jackson

A memorial service for Seminole resident Yolanda Evette (Stillwell) Jackson is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Temple of Deliverance Baptist Church.

Officiating at the service will be Rev. Raymond Woods and Rev. Maggie Jean Horton.

Jackson died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005 at Pioneer Nursing Home. She was born in Tulsa Sept. 5, 1961 to Herman and Mildred Stillwell.

She married Cecil Ray Jackson on Feb.3, 1995 and he preceded her in death on April 3, 2003.

For employment she was a CMA and Nursing Assistant in Seminole and Wewoka. She also worked at Seminole Estates and was a member of Eastside Baptist Church.

Surviving her are her parents; four children, Chandrika Williams, Larena Stillwell, Lamario Stillwell and Percy Stillwell; five step-children, Tyrone Jackson, Cecil Ray Jackson Jr., Shawn Jackson, Monzell Jackson and Romeo Jackson and 11 grandchildren,

In addition three brothers, Larry Stillwell, Freddie Stillwell and Anthony Ray Stillwell; sister, Darlene Stillwell; half-brother, James Albert Stillwell and two step-sisters, Loretta Stillwell and Norma Jean Stillwell.

Isaac Johnson

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident Isaac Wesley Johnson are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday at Cold Springs Baptist Church of Konawa with Rev, Dorsey Nero and Rev. Arthur Carpitcher to officiate.

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

Wake services will be held Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m. at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Johnson, 67, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005 at his residence in Konawa. He was born Sept. 1, 1938 in Spaulding to Newman and Eliza (Emarthle) Johnson.

He married Betsy Wolf on June 27, 1963 in Konawa and received an honorable discharge from the Oklahoma National Guard on May 1, 1958, and from the Army Reserve on May 1, 1963.

Johnson worked in construction for several years and was currently working part-time at the United States Post Office in Konawa.

He was a member of the Baptist faith and sang with the Seminole Boys Gospel Group.

His parents, one daughter, Lanita Johnson (1966) and one sister preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Betsy Johnson; one son, Michael Johnson; two daughters, Beverly Givens and Sandra Johnson, all of Konawa; three sisters, Lucy George of Holdenville, Susie Buchanan and Sally Johnson, both of Konawa; one brother, Frank Johnson of Konawa and one granddaughter.

Pallbearers for the services will be Junior George, Gregory George, Ronnie George, Russell Johnson, Jared Johnson and Chris Buchanan.

Honorary bearers will be Marcus Harjo, Harry Douglas, Leroy (Keno) King, Bruce Douglas, Jeremy Alberson and Nelvin Hudson.

Messages of condolences can be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

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Jimmie N. Johnson

Funeral service for Seminole resident Jimmie N. Johnson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Assembly of God in Tecumseh. Rev. Chad Brodrick, pastor of First Assembly of God is set to officiate.

Interment is set to follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Johnson died Monday, March 14, 2005, at the age of 75, in Norman.

She was born September 8, 1929 to Andrew and Fannie (Rutherford) Sharp in Ray City.

Johnson attended school at Punkin Center and Maud.

On April 2, 1946, she married Joe E. Johnson in Kingfisher.

A long time resident of Pottawatomie County, she moved to Seminole in 1988.

She was the bookkeeper for her husband’s construction company and for Larry Crow Electric. She was also a homemaker.

Johnson was a member of the First Assembly of God.

Her grandchildren were a focal point in her life. She also enjoyed shopping.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Juanita VanAntwerp.

Johnson is survived by her husband, Joe E. Johnson of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy "Corky" and Sherry Johnson of Charlotte, N.C.; one daughter and son-in-law, Debbi and Jim Kinnamon of Shawnee; grandchildren, Brent and Lesa Johnson, Eric and Beth Johnson, Kraig Sexton, Lori Rinehardt and Devon Barnhardt; great grandchildren, Zachary, Emma and Justin; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Lena Mae Johnson

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Lena Mae Johnson are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Chapel in Wewoka under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Revs. Dan Factor and Ed Bear are set to officiate.

Burial will follow the service at Johnson Family Cemetery, southeast of Wewoka.

Johnson died at Valley View Hospital in Ada on Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at the age of 76.

She was born Dec. 11, 1928, in Lennox to Jolum Noah and Joanna Williams Noah.

A member of the Choctaw Nation, she was raised in the Kiamchi Mountains close to Whitesboro.

She moved to Bennington and attended Wheelock Academy.

Johnson graduated from Sequoyah High School.

She married Jimmy Johnson, Sr. in Wewoka and the couple came to Wewoka and spent many years.

Johnson moved to Holdenville and was a resident for the last nine years.

She sewed and spent time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include five children, Brenda Johnson of Sasakwa, Peggy Rodriguez, Jimmy Johnson, Jr. of Holdenville, Floyd Johnson of Holdenville and Loretta Johnson of Wewoka.

Also surviving her is one sister, Christine Noah Collins of Oklahoma City; 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Michael Johnson, Jorum Johnson, Bryant Johnson, Echoille Johnson, Jimmy Johnson III, and Jacob Johnson.

Shirley Johnson

Funeral services for Holdenville resident Shirley Jean (Calvert) Johnson are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka.

Rev. Larry Chesser is to officiate with interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Johnson, 59, died Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at Oklahoma Heart Hospital. She was born Jan. 2, 1946 in Wewoka to A.D. Calvert and Gladys (Johnson) Calvert.

She attended school in Wewoka and has been a Holdenville resident for one year.

In December 2004 she married Dale Johnson in Holdenville.

She worked as a Certified Nurse Aid for Heritage Village and she attended the Gleaners Pentecostal Holiness Church of Wewoka.

Her parents, one brother Tommy Calvert, one sister Phyllis Vance and nephew Larry Calvert preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; three sons, Ricky Harris of Ada, Johnny Harris of Wewoka and Michael Pierce of Holdenville; one daughter, Tammy Roy of Wewoka; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In addition, three brothers, Lloyd Scroggins, David Calvert and Jimmie Calvert and three sisters, Marsha Sawyer, Evelyn Calvert and JoAnn Calvert survive her.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Calvert, Gary Calvert, Larry Scroggins, Jimbo Calvert, Brandon Johnson and Tommy Sawyer.

Honorary bearers will be her grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

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Zackary Johnson

Funeral services for Zackary Johnson of Shawnee are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at First Indian Baptist Church of Shawnee.

A wake service is scheduled for Sunday evening beginning at 9 p.m. at First Indian Baptist Church for family and friends.

Johnson died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005 at home. He was born Aug. 30, 2005 at Unity Health Center in Shawnee to Joseph Johnson and Sara Wise.

His grandmothers, Mandy Wise and Terry Johnson preceded him in death.

Surviving are his parents; two brothers, Isaiah Wise and James Johnson of Shawnee; grandparents, Marsha Bear, Curtis Johnson and Gerald Wise, all of Shawnee and great-grandparents, Lewis Wise of Seminole and Rachel Bear of Shawnee.

Arrangements are under the direction of Walker Funeral Home.

Dorthy Jones

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday for lifelong Wewoka resident Dorthy Christeen Jones at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Ray Wade officiating

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

Jones, 74, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005 in Shawnee. She was born Nov. 15, 1930 in Wewoka to Richard Cummings and Myrtle Bramlett Cummings.

She attended Butner Schools and was a member of The Baptist Church Wewoka and had worked as a cashier at Smith’s Super Market.

On Sept. 7, 1948 she married Gilbert Samuel Jones in Wewoka where they made their home.

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Survivors include son Rick Jones of California; daughters, Sherri Mariott of Wewoka and Tammie Douglas of Louisiana; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two brothers, Jerry Cummings of Graham, Texas and Perry Cummings of Arlington, Texas.

 

 

 

 

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Eddie K. Jones

Funeral service for lifelong Seminole County resident Eddie K. Jones is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Shiloh Baptist Evangelist Temple C.O.G.I.C., in Holdenville.

Elder John T. Berry of Shiloh Baptist Evangelist Temple C.O.G.I.C. is set to officiate.

Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Holdenville under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Jones died Sunday, July 10, 2005, in Shawnee at the age of 57. He lived in Wewoka.

He was born Dec. 20, 1947, in Wewoka to Eddie K. Jones, Sr. and Arnethia (Thompson) Jones.

Jones attended Wewoka schools.

He worked for Todd’s Paint and Body Shop in Oklahoma City for 20 years and Brand New Body Shop in Oklahoma City for seven years.

He was a member of St. John C.M.E. church in Wewoka.

Jones was preceded in death by his father, Eddie K. Jones Sr., and two brothers, Vincent and Gary.

He is survived by his mother, Arnethia Jones of the home; son, Patrick Jones of Joplin, Mo.; daughters, Kimberly Whitfield of Lawton, Lakeshia McDonald of Decatur, Ga., and Lorraine (Koko) Harris of Ft. Worth, Texas; brother, Paul Jones, Sr.; sisters, Carolyn Jones, Margaret Samilton, Shelia Jones and Peggy Jones of Wewoka, Latrice Posey of New Lima, and Janice Jones of Norman; and four grandchildren.

Lois M. Jones

Graveside service for former Seminole County resident Lois M. Jones was scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cummings Cemetery in Muad, with Rev. Larry Sparks officiating. Interment was set to follow the service.

Swearingen Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Jones died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at Sunset Estates Nursing Home in Tecumseh. She was 83.

Jones was born Nov. 27, 1921, in Byars to Ira Eubanks and Ada (McDowell) Eubanks.

On April 1, 1941, she married Harvey Earl Jones in Pauls Valley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harvey Earl Jones and one sister.

Jones is survived by two sons, Harvey Earl Jones of Tecumseh, and Tommy Jones of Shawnee; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Lois Jones

Graveside services for Tecumseh resident Lois M. Jones are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cummings Cemetery in Maud with Rev. Larry Sparks officiating.

The interment will be under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Jones, 83, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005 at Sunset Estates Nursing Home. She was born in Byars on Nov. 27, 1921 to Ira and Ada (McDowell) Eubanks.

She married Harvey Earl Jones on April 1, 1941 in Pauls Valley and had been a homemaker.

Her parents, husband and one sister preceded her in death.

Surviving her sons, Harvey Earl Jones of Tecumseh and Tommy Jones of Shawnee; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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

 

Rocky Dean Jones

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Rocky Dean Jones are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Walker Funeral Home of Shawnee.

Rev. Chuck Utsler will officiate the services. Interment is to follow services at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Shawnee resident Rocky Dean Jones, 44, died in his home Sunday, April 24, 2005. He was born July 5, 1960 in Holdenville to Mel and Glenna Jones.

He graduated from Shawnee High School and worked with his father in the drywall business throughout the years.

Rocky is preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Daisy Jones and Jud and Bertha (Trix) Whitaker.

He is survived by his parents, Mel and Glenna Jones; one sister Kim White; one brother Kenny Jones; two nieces, Taryn and Taylor White and two nephews, Chase and Ryan Jones, all of Shawnee.

In addition, are his aunts and uncles, Bob and Oleda Newman, David and Linda Jones, Roland and Marge Jones, George and Alta Parker and Bob and Imogene Davis, all of Wewoka; and many other relatives.

Gene ‘Bud’ Joplin

Funeral services for longtime Maud resident Gene "Bud" Joplin are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Highway Baptist Church in Seminole with Rev. Cal Hunter to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Oakgrove Cemetery in Ada under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Joplin, 69, died Monday, July 11, 2005 at Integris Health Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

He was born April 18, 1936 in McAlester to Boyd and Ola (Richie) Joplin. Bud married Sandy Faye Bussey on July 5, 1985 in Maud.

Bud worked at Bluebell/Wrangler for 17 years in Seminole and Carpenter. He also worked for the City of Maud for five years.

His parents, one brother and one infant sister preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Marty and Debbie Joplin of Wolf and Kelley and Karrie Joplin of Seminole; one stepson and daughter-in-law, Aaron and Amber Russell of Maud; daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Robert Mink of Roff and one stepdaughter and son-in-law, Keri and Scott Laplant of Shawnee.

In addition, three brothers, Howard "Ruddy" Joplin of Sulphur, Wayne Joplin and Richard Joplin, both of Ada; two sisters, Norma Wilson and Ruthie Pogue, both of Ada and 11 grandchildren survive him.

Pallbearers for the services will be Marty Joplin, Kelley Joplin, Dustin Joplin, Logan Joplin, Robert Mink and Aaron Russell.

Honorary bearers will be David Bussey, Mike Bussey, Richard Joplin, Wayne Joplin and R.C. Pogue.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Earl Jordan

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Earl Melvin Jordan are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Dr. Jack Medlock to officiate.

The services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Jordan, 50 died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005 at his home. He was born Dec. 9, 1954 in Stamford, N.Y. to Earl Willard Jordan and Lorna (Delong) Vance.

He married Carol Lavonne Dunkerson on July 12, 1973 and was the owner of Earl’s Tire and Auto Service in Antlers for 10 years.

Jordan was a, E-6 sergeant with the National Guard and a member of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church.

One brother, Ray Medler, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; mother, Lorna Vance of Broken Bow; three sons, Michael D. Jordan, Matt Jordan and Dewayne Jordan, all of Seminole; one daughter, Tina Billings of Seminole; three brothers, David Jordan of Del City, Glenn Jordan of Marland and Tommy Jordan of Bowlegs.

In addition, three sisters, Jamie Durant of Idabel, Cindy Thompson of Glover and Hayley Dickerson of Broken Bow and 13 grandchildren survive him.

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

Earl Jordan

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Earl Melvin Jordan are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Dr. Jack Medlock to officiate.

The services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Jordan, 50 died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005 at his home. He was born Dec. 9, 1954 in Stamford, N.Y. to Earl Willard Jordan and Lorna (Delong) Vance.

He married Carol Lavonne Dunkerson on July 12, 1973 in Antlers and was the owner of Earl’s Tire and Auto Service in Seminole for 10 years.

Jordan was a, E-6 sergeant with the National Guard and a member of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church.

One brother, Ray Medler, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Carol Lavonne Jordan, of the home; mother, Lorna Vance of Broken Bow; three sons, Michael D. Jordan, Matt Jordan and Dewayne Jordan, all of Seminole; one daughter, Tina Billings of Seminole; three brothers, David Jordan of Del City, Glenn Jordan of Marland and Tommy Jordan of Bowlegs.

In addition, three sisters, Jamie Durant of Idabel, Cindy Thompson of Glover and Hayley Dickerson of Broken Bow; 13 grandchildren; many beloved nieces and nephews and a host of dear family and friends survive him.

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

 

 

 

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Jimmy Marshall Allen Crockett Jordan

Funeral services for Maud resident Jimmy "Jimmy Mac" Marshall Allen Crockett Jordan are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Jordan’s remains will be cremated so there will be no burial. There will be a cremation service. Arrangements are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud.

Jordan died Monday, July 18, 2005, in Maud. He was 30.

Born July 14, 1975, in Seminole to Jimmy Leroy Jordan and Cathy Ann (Fitzsimmons) Jordan, he was a life lifelong Maud resident.

Jordan worked as a barn builder for Richard Gober.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Dave Jordan in 2004, and his father Jimmy Leroy Jordan in 2001.

Jordan is survived by his mother, Cathy Jordan of Maud; the mother of his children, Sara Jordan of Maud; three sons, Daniel Reilly Jordan, Jimmy Glen Jordan and Coalton Henry Jordan all of Maud; brother, Jeramiah Jordan of Maud; two sisters, Lisa Jordan of Midwest City and Ashley Jordan of Maud; and paternal grandmother, Alice Jordan of Maud.

Messages of condolences can be sent to the family at www.swearingenfunearlhome.com

Paul Jordan

Funeral services for Seminole resident Paul Odis "Odie" Jordan are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Little Chapel with Chris Stinnett officiating.

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

Jordan, 61, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005 in Oklahoma City. He was born April 25, 1944 in Seminole to Paul David and Wanda Dean (Langdon) Jordan.

He was retired from the oilfield industry and was a member of the Cherokee Hills Church of Christ in Bethany.

His parents and one sister, Kathy Hilton preceded him in death.

Surviving is one son, Lance Jordan of Moore; five daughters, Kanda Robertson of Catawba, S.C., Paula Long and Regina Deninno, both of South Carolina, Shawna Islam of Oklahoma City and Jody Jordan of San Angelo, Texas; three stepchildren, John Campbell, Rose and Tasha Campbell, all of Enid; one sister, Sue Holland of Seminole; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Cevin Holland, Scott Holland, Eric Hilton, Kenny Long, Ben LeBarre and Ron Kiser. Honorary bearers will be Tommy Robertson II and Jackie Jones Sr.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

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Edmond Joshua Jr.

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident, Edmond "Wimpy" Joshua Jr. were held today at 2 p.m. at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

Interment followed at Larney Family Cemetery in Seminole under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Joshua, 69, of Oklahoma City, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005 at his residence. He was born April 2, 1936 in Holdenville to Dorothy "Tochee" Tiger and Edmond Joshua Sr.

He and Mary Ann Larney were married in November 1974 and they made their home in Wetumka, but later moved to Oklahoma City.

Joshua was baptized at Many Springs Indian Baptist church in Holdenville, by Rev. A.J. Bruner, and was a member of Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

He attended school in Parkview Elementary in Holdenville, Spaulding, Murrow Orphanage in Muskogee and Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kan.

Joshua was a self-taught Indian artist and a wood and clay sculptor. He won many awards and honors for these including a Heritage Award at the Five Civilized Tribes in Muskogee.

His parent; four brothers, Leroy Joshua Sr., Andrew Davis, Larry Burden and Bobby Joshua; one sister, Shirley Joshua and a stepson, Newman Harjo Jr. preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; seven children, Bruce Harjo, Toney Harjo, Jay Harjo, Lawanda Carrillo and Pauletta Ortiz, all of Oklahoma City, Steve Harjo of Shawnee and Ursula Shannon of Dallas, Texas; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition, his stepmother, Sarah Joshua of Tulsa; four brothers, Martin Joshua of Oklahoma City, Travis Burden of Bartlesville, Randall Joshua of Tulsa and George Island of Wewoka; seven sisters, Mary Martin of Little Rock, Ark., Susie Joshua, Annie Joshua, Mary Joshua, Benita Blackburn, Jeretta Joshua, all of Tulsa, Betty Howell of Konawa also survive him.

Pallbearers for the services were Eugene Harjo, Arthur Davis, Cheparney Harjo, Leo Moppin, L.D. Cross and Wilburn Hobia.

Honorary bearers were Jimmy Taylor, Jimmy Joe Harjo, George Postaok and Lloyd Cross.

 

 

 

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Lorene Joyce

OKLAHOMA CITY – Funeral services for Seminole County native Sylvia Lorene Joyce are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Vondel Smith South Colonial Chapel, 6934 South Western.

Rev. Sam Crenshaw will officiate. Burial will follow in Arlington Memory Gardens, Midwest City.

Joyce died Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at her home in Oklahoma City. She was 70 years old.

She was born Jan. 3, 1935, in New Lima to James Monroe and Mollie (Climer) Grisham.

She grew up in the New Lima area and attended New Lima Schools.

She moved to Oklahoma City with her husband, Jack Joyce, who preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, James Joyce of Oklahoma City, and John Joyce of Dallas; two daughters, Jackie Joyce and Sandra Tippett, both of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Clifford Grisham of New Lima, and Kenneth "Pete" Grisham, Oklahoma City; two sisters, Mary Hunter of Liverpool, NY, and Shirley Trinarchi, Oklahoma City; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Joyce was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred and Houston Grisham, and a sister, Linda Jones.

 

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Mark Keola Kam

Memorial services for former Wewoka resident Mark Keola Kam are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at 53-215 Kamehameha Highway in Punaluu, Hawaii.

Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery in Kaneohe, Hawaii will be assisting with arrangements.

Kam, 43, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at his home in Kaneohe, Hawaii. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Ernest and Gertrude Kam.

He and his family moved to Wewoka in 1993 and returned to Hawaii in 2000.

Surviving are his wife, Cheryl "Kala" Kam; daughters, Kellie Warrior of Oklahoma City, Michelle Kam and Tracie Kam, both of Kaneohe; his parents Ernest and Gertrude "Nudy"; brother Ernest Kam Jr.; sisters Sherry Evans, Lonna Maile, Debbie Baptiste and Karen Caudle (of Wewoka) and one grandchild.

Condolences may be sent to 45-1119 Haleloke Place, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744.

 

Gladys Kaskaske

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Gladys Bernice Fixico Kaskaske were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2005 at Snake Creek Baptist Church #2 in Seminole.

Interment was under the direction of Schumacher Funeral Home in Okemah. Rev. T.J. Fixico and Brother George Mooney officiated at the service.

Kaskaske, 59, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005 in Shawnee. She was born May 21, 1945 in Claremore to Edmond and Magdalene Tanyan Fixico.

She lived in Shawnee for 20 years having moved from Seminole. Kaskaske was a member of the Seminole Nation and of the Snake Creek Baptist Church #2.

Kaskaske was a homemaker who enjoyed reading and spending time with her family.

Her parents, one daughter, Teresa Kaskaske and one sister, Myrtle Johnson preceded her in death.

Surviving her are her three sons, Frank Kaskaske, Jr. of Shawnee, Jeremiah Blueyes and Matthew Blueyes both of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Cynthia Herrera of Moore, Michelle Ramirez, of Shawnee; three brothers, T.J. Fixico and Kenneth Fixico, both of Seminole and Samuel Fixico of Shawnee; four sisters, Margaret Hobia of Seminole, Teresa Creek and Geneva Fixico, both of Shawnee and Winona Washington of Bethel; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren

Frank Kasparek

Graveside services for longtime Konawa resident Frank A. Kasparek are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Konawa Cemetery with Richard Winters officiating.

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

Kasparek, 88, died Thursday, April 21, 2005 at McAlester Regional health Center. He was born Feb. 1, 1917 in Swetner, Texas to Frank J. and Bertha (Baron) Kasparek.

He married Virginia J. Huddleston on June 2, 1944 in Konawa and has been a Konawa resident since 1985.

Kasparek served in the United States Air Force during World War II from 1941 – 1946. He served overseas in India and obtained the rank of Master Sgt. upon his honorable discharge.

He was a car salesman for Charles Maund Olds-Cadillac in Austin, Texas for many years before having retired in 1982.

Kasparek was a member of the Church of Christ in Konawa and enjoyed playing golf, fishing and visiting with his buddies at the local coffee shop.

His parents and eight brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Virginia Kasparek of the home; son John Kevin Kasparek of McAlester; daughter Candace Moore of Denver, Colo.; two brothers, Lee Kasparek of Helotes, Texas and Jimmie Kasparek of Austin, Texas and four grandchildren.

Serving as honorary bearers are Lee Kasparek, Jimmie Kasparek, Tate Waldrum, Collin Kasparek, Milton Courtney, Ray Hill and Jess Walker.

 

 

 

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James Dale Keeton

James Dale Keeton, better known as "Jim", passed away at his home in Non, Okla., on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005, after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer.  He was 77 years old.

Funeral services will be held at Non Free Will Baptist Church on Monday at 1:30 p.m., and Jim will be laid to rest in the Non Cemetery.

Officiating ministers are to be Rev. Gary Dodson, Rev. Joel Kircher, and Rev. Russell Payne.

Services are under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Jim was the son of Jim Keeton and Lottie (Young) Keeton, born on Jan. 6, 1928, in Collinsville, Okla. 

He was brought up and attended schools in Gerty and Spaulding. 

Following high school, he served in the United States Air Force at the end of World War II and was stationed in Germany, where he worked as an auto mechanic. 

He was, from his youth, deeply patriotic with a great love for his country, and was proud to be awarded the Army of Occupation Medal and the Victory Medal.

When his military service ended, Jim was employed in the construction of lake dams, pipelines, housing developments, and oil refineries around the Bay area, as a heavy equipment operator for the Operating Engineers out of Alameda, Calif. 

He returned to Oklahoma when he retired, and lived in Wewoka for several years before settling in the Non community. 

Rev. Joel Kircher at the Armor Avenue Free Will Baptist Church in Fort Smith, Ark married Jim and his wife, Zelma, on Aug. 26, 1994. 

Jim became a Christian in 1995, and was baptized while attending the First Free Will Baptist Church in Holdenville, where he served as usher and board member, and sang in the choir. 

After moving to Non, he joined the Non Free Will Baptist Church.  He had a unique and highly contagious smile, and put it to good use as the Sunday morning greeter. 

He attended church faithfully as long as his health permitted.  He loved to sing, and especially loved the old church hymns.

Jim was a genuine ‘Mr. Fix-It’ and had a keen interest in anything with a motor, and an unusual ability to fix anything that needed motor repair - which he loved to do using motor tools. 

He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW, and intensely patriotic all his life.  He leaves behind comforting memories of his unforgettable smile, and his sincere love for family and friends, God and country.

His parents, Jim & Lottie Keeton, his brother, Floyd, and sister, Bevy, preceded Jim in death. 

He is survived by his wife, Zelma, of the home; three sisters, Terry Smith Ralston of Wewoka, Lucille of San Pablo, Calif. and Wilene Hall of Sacramento, Calif.; two brothers, A. Leon Keeton and wife Norma, of Texas, and Glen Keeton of Yuma, Ariz.; two stepsons, Ken Singleton of Tulsa and Gary Singleton and wife Michelle, of Duncan; two step granddaughters, Kristi Singleton of Oklahoma City and Melanie Singleton of Duncan; his mother-in-law, Ruby Wellington of Non; numerous other relatives and many friends. 

Pallbearers are Floyd Wellington, David Giaudrone, Bud Lawson, Millard Wainscott, Ed Harrison, and Bert Lancaster. 

Honorary pallbearers are Leon Russell, Harold Phillips, David Byrd, Gary Tipton, Doug Hepfner, and Bruce Roberts. 

Albert R. Kelley

Services for former Seminole resident Albert R. Kelley are pending in Arizona at this time.

Kelley, 83, Glendale, Ariz., died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2995. He was born in Tulsa on Mar. 18, 1922 to John and Minta Kelley.

He moved with his family to Seminole at an early age, where he attended grade school and graduated from Seminole High School.

Kelley spent his adult life in the investment and stockbrokerage business. He resided in California for many years before moving to Arizona in 1995.

His parents and four brothers, Dr. George Davis, John, Patrick and Paul preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Mary Alice Kelley of Peoria, Ariz.; son, Larry of San Diego, Calif.; brother, David of Seminole and sisters, Irene Lockhart of Tulsa, Alice Tregea of California and Lela Bennett of Ariz.

 

 

 

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Dana Sue Kelley

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Dana Sue Kelley are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Kelley died Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at Seminole Estates Nursing Home at the age of 78.

She was born May 3, 1926, to George C. Poplin and Sue Nisbitt in Cleveland.

On Jan. 2, 1945, she married David M. Kelley in Seminole.

Kelley was a homemaker.

She was a member of the first Christian Church and former member of Junior American Legion Auxiliary. She taught Sunday School in Colorado.

Kelley was preceded in death by two daughters, Karen East and Carol Nguwen; two brothers, Jack Poplin and Gerald Poplin; and her parents.

She is survived by her husband, David M. Kelley of the home; five sons, Patrick Howard Kelley of Oklahoma City, David M. Kelley Jr. of Farmers Branch, Texas, John R. Kelley of Corinth, Texas, James W. Kelley of Byers, Colo., Richard G. Kelley of Corinth, Texas; three daughters, Mary Kay Thompson of Plano, Texas, Cheryl A. Wise of Dallas, Texas, Joyce E Kelley of Carrolton, Texas; one brother, Leroy Poplin of Seminole; one sister, Billie Tipton of Missouri; step-mother, Lois Poplin of Seminole; 20 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Casket bearers are set to be David Stober, Daniel Kelley, James Thompson, Mikal Patterson, Darrel Patterson, Robert Stober, Steven Thompson, and Ben Thompson.

Condolences may be sent online to the funeral home at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Benny Ray ‘Tanky’ Kemp

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Benny Ray "Tanky" Kemp are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Wewoka. Burial will follow at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Amis-Kennard Funeral Home.

Kemp died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005 at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was 23.

Kemp was born June 11, 1982, in Wewoka. His parents are Choquzer and Curtis Alexander and David Flemming.

Kemp attended Shawnee elementary and Wewoka Middle and High Schools. He played basketball, football and soccer.

He was preceded in death by his brother Breon, great-grandmother, Bennie Mae Doolittle; great-grandfather, Clyde Spencer; aunt, Alzelta Doolittle.

Kemp is survived by his grandparents, Louis and Ollie Kemp of Wewoka, Mable Alexander of Wewoka, Herlena Spencer of Wewoka, Geraldine Levier and Joe Flemming of Wewoka; sisters, Melissa Alexander and Alexis Alexander; brother, Curtis Alexander Jr., Eric Alexander, Derek Alexander all of Wewoka; children Jhmai, Tazala, Quiana, Rhake, and Aquaria; and special friend, Pam Powell.

Jesse C. Kernel

Services for Sasakwa native Jesse C. Kernel, also known as J. C. Factor, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, June 6, at Seminole Indian Baptist Church, Revs. George Harjochee and Kenneth Cooper officiating.

Burial follows at Carpitcher Family Cemetery.

Wake services are set for 6 p.m. Saturday at Criswell Chapel, and at 5 p.m. Sunday he is to be taken to Seminole Indian Baptist Church.

Kernel died on Thursday, June 2, 2005, at a local hospital. He was 74.

He was born July 30, 1930, at Sasakwa, to Eugene and Susie Mae Factor Kernel.

Kernel served in the US Army and was in Europe for three years. He was discharged on October 3, 1950.

He moved to this area in 1998 from Sasakwa.

Kernel worked as a concrete worker and laborer, as a farmer, and as a punch press operator.

He was a member of Seminole Baptist Church, and played baseball.

On Nov. 16, 1996, at Birdcreek Baptist Church in Sasakwa, he married Jackie Ann Harjo

Survivors include his wife, Jackie, of the home; one sister, Johnnie Mae West, of Wewoka; three step-children, Rhonda Narcomey, of Konawa; Charlie J. Harjo, of Oklahoma City; and Rhoda Camp, of Konawa; and ten step-grandchildren.

Bearers are Dennis Factor, Bunny Factor, Dexter Postoak, Jimmy Carpitcher, Travis Scott, and Michael Walker.

Arrangements are being handled by Criswell Funeral Home

Norma Keys

Funeral services for Seminole resident Norma Sue Keys are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vernal West to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Allen Cemetery under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home of Ada.

Keys, 64, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005 at an Oklahoma City hospital. She was born March 29, 1941 in Oklahoma City to Estil Ray and Ola Mae Palmer Hood.

She attended school in Ada and graduated from Ada High School. She married Elmer Keys on July 5, 1955.

Keys were a customer service manager for Dollar Saver Grocery until her retirement. She was a Southern Baptist and she moved to Seminole in 2005.

Surviving is her husband of the home; two daughters, Pam Jones of Seminole and Michelle Fitch of Tuttle; one son, Mickey Lee Keys of Tuttle; four grandsons and one brother, Don Hood of Moore.

Bearers for the services will be Darrell Jones, James Fitch, Evert Wall, Carl Tackett, Jimmy Frederick and Gary Starnes.

 

 

 

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Jack Kiesel

Services for longtime Seminole resident, Jack Kiesel are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gary Wilburn officiating.

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

Kiesel passed away, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005 at Tulsa Regional Hospital, at the age of 82. He was born March 21, 1923 in Pryor, Okla., he was the sixth of 13 children to W.M. "Bill" and Cora (Gumfory) Kiesel.

He married Mary Leggett on April 14, 1951 in Okmulgee, Okla.

Jack worked for Noble Drilling Company as chief mechanic for over 20 years before he opened his own business in Seminole until retirement. After which he began to farm, raise cattle and watch his grandchildren grow up.

His parents, three sisters and two brothers precede him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Mary of the home; three sons, Jack Kiesel Jr. of Oklahoma City, Ron and his wife Terri Kiesel of Seminole and Mike Kiesel of Seminole; four brothers, Fred Kiesel of Crowley, La., Lee Kiesel of Pryor, Joe Kiesel of Texas and Paul Kiesel of Gainesville, Texas; three sisters, Mary Dadohia of Calif., Louise Banfield of Tulsa, and Lena Hilliard of Claremore.

Seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive him.

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

 

 

 

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Marvin Kiker

Graveside services for longtime Wolf resident Marvin Leroy Kiker are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wolf Cemetery with Rev. Allen Wood and W.L. Lowe to officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Kiker, 93, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2005 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 17, 1911 in Bethel to Lewis Robert Kiker and Myrtle Alice Johnson.

He married Agnes Flourine Braboy on July 14, 1934 in Maud. The couple has been married for 71 years.

Kiker has lived in the Wolf area for over 50 years and retired from Murphy Lumber Company after 20 years of service.

He was a member of Wolf Freewill Baptist Church.

One son, a brother, a sister and one great-grandson preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the Wolf home; one son, Stanley Kiker of Seminole; one daughter, Carolyn Douglas of Wolf; sister, Elsie Kiker of Wolf; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

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

 

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Anna Mae King

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Anna Mae (Everett) King are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rick Ham, Rona Ham and Rev. Roy Robertson officiating.

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

King, 92, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 30, 1912 in Stratford to Richard Nathaniel Everett and Winnie Gertrude (Brown) Everett.

She married Ted King Aug. 25, 1929 in Stratford and he preceded her in death in 1984.

King was a homemaker, who along with her husband, was a caretaker of Tiger Mountain Camp for many years. She also worked for "Granny Fern’s " restaurant for several years.

She attended school at Corley near Stratford and was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ted; one daughter, Helen Smith, who preceded in 1986; four sisters; two grandsons, Bobby Rawls in 1989 and Ronnie Laxton who preceded in 2001.

Surviving her is one son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Shirlee King of Ada; three daughters and sons-in-law, Roberta and Tom Hooten of Shawnee, Alberta and Gene McGinnis of Seminole and Linda Laxton of Seminole; one sister, Cleo McConnell of Paris, Calif.

In addition she has 15 grandchildren, Pam Reynolds, Paula Petree, Scott Smith, Rick Ham, Ronnie Ham, Rita Ham, Randy McGinnis, Cynthia Luce, Kent McGinnis, Debbie Lemons, Lisa Jacobson, Julie Bane, Carla Hardway, Stacy Glenn and Barbara Roberts; 31 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Her grandsons will serve as casket bearers and her great-grandsons will serve as honorary bearers.

 

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Janice King

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Janice Annette (Goodspeed) King were held today at 2 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Glen Pence officiating.

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

Janice King, age 69, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2005 at her home. She was born August 4, 1935 in Okemah to Decie (Nowlin) and Buck Goodspeed.

She married James Melton "Jim" King on Dec. 25, 1953 in Weleetka, and was a homemaker and raised horses.

Her husband Jim King on June 21, 2001; her father Buck Goodspeed and her son Mark Allen King in 1972 preceded her in death.

Surviving her are two sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Janis King of Shawnee and Mike and Tina King of Midwest City; six grandchildren, Kay Lyn (King) Ray and husband Eric, Lindsay King, Ashley King, Kristen Johnson and husband Kyle, Mark King and Michael King.

In addition are three great-grandchildren, Cody Ray, Cory ray and Braden Johnson; one brother, Sonny Goodspeed of Garber and one sister, Judy Goodspeed of Wetumka.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, 3700 N. Kickapoo, Suite 104, Shawnee, OK 74804.

 

 

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Leroy King

Graveside services for longtime former resident Leroy King are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

King, 93, died Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at Four Rivers Home Health in Caldwell, Idaho. He was born Sept. 2, 1911 in Walnut, Ark. to John Tilden King and T. Docia Williams.

He lived in Seminole for many years before moving to California to live with his daughter and son-in-law and the recently moved to Caldwell, Idaho.

King served in the United States Army during WWII in the Philippines and occupied Japan after the bombing.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was the head operator of C&H Sugar Refinery in Crockett, Calif. and retired on Sept. 1, 1975.

His parents; wife, Thelma King (1990); twin brother, Coy King; two brothers, Arthur King and Terrell King; three sisters, Eva Stratton, Ola Clagg and Lena Hester; and one son, Stanley King preceded him in death.

Surviving is his daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and Ken Heuser, of Caldwell; two grandchildren, Zachary Zizi of Benicia, Calif and David Zizi of Caldwell, Idaho; and two great-grandchildren, Ryan Zizi or Caldwell, Idaho and Austin Zizi of Bencia, Calif.

Messages of condolences may be sent online to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

Tammy Jo King

Funeral services for long time Wrangler employee Tammy Jo King are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at the Wewoka United Indian Methodist Church in Yeager with Rev. Joe Lowe, Jr. officiating.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

King died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 38.

Born to Billy and Charlene (Jay) Conley on March 25, 1967, in Marlow, King lived in various communities in Oklahoma.

She spent most of her childhood in Holdenville where she attended school and graduated from Holdenville High School in 1985.

On Feb. 22, 1985, she married her high school sweetheart, Robert King, in Henryetta. With the exception of a short time in Shawnee, they made their home in Holdenville.

Tammy sang with her family’s gospel music singing group "The Messengers," as a young girl.

She was an active member of the Wewoka United Indian Methodist Church in Yeager, serving as a Sunday School Superintendent and Treasurer.

She made many friends in the area who worked with her at Wrangler in Seminole where she worked for 15 years.

Tammy sewed and cooked and spent time watching her children play sports.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Charlie Jay and paternal grandparents, Floyd and Ada Conley.

Tammy is survived by her husband of 20 years, Robert King, Jr.; daughter Amber King; son Aaron King, all of the home; parents, Billy and Charlene Conley of Cyril; maternal grandmother, Juanita Jay Vaughn; brother, Charles Conley of Rush Springs; and sister, Charlotte Winsor of Marlow.

Pallbearers are Cody Story, Travis Whitlock, Stanley Whitlock, Eric Factor, Phillip Marshall and Joe Elliott. Honorary pallbearers are Craig Winsor and Kevin King, Sr.

Curtis Kiser

Funeral services for Holdenville resident Curtis Kiser are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Hudson-Phillips Chapel.

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

Mr. Kiser passed away Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005 in Ada at the age of 76.

Pallbearers are to be Billy Joe Kiser, John Kiser, Sonny Kiser, Roger Kiser, Rex Kiser, Hershel Kiser, James Lee Shirrock and Robert Norris.

Honorary bearers are to be Henry "Doc" Jordan, Jackie Jones, Terry Yarbrough, Danny Yarbrough, Tommy King and Steve Husline.

Curtis Dewayne Kiser was born Oct. 31, 1928 in Calvin, Okla. to Howard Joe Kiser and Lucille Couch Kiser. He was raise in Holdenville and Wetumka: attending Fairview Schools.

He worked for various oil companies including Charlie McDaniels, and as an auctioneer. Curtis enjoyed being outdoors, fishing and gardening.

His beloved parents and one brother, Harold Dean Kiser preceded him in death.

Surviving are his four children, Ronnie Kiser of Ada, Rick Kiser of Oklahoma City, Diane Langwell and husband, David, of Wewoka and Kathy Lynn Kiser; stepchildren, Harvey Hogue, Verna Wilson, Wanda Young and Patricia Louise.

In addition, Ed leaves behind brothers, Bobby Kiser Sr. and wife, Helen of Bakersfield, Calif. and Tommy Kiser of Jett; sisters, Wilma Joe Eddy of Flagstaff, Ariz., Bettie Hulsteine and husband Dale of Wetumka, and Dorothy Norris and husband, Wayne of Holdenville; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Also surviving are ex-wives, Donna Jean Kiser and Azell Hogue, both of Ada, and a host of other relatives and friends.

George Ann Kitsmiller

Funeral service for Wewoka resident George Ann Kitsmiller is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Stout-Phillips funeral chapel. Interment is scheduled at Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Dan Anderson is set to officiate.

Kitsmiller died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at her home. She was 68.

She was born in Maud on Aug. 14, 1936, to George M. Purcell and Edna F. Barnes Purcell.

She married Walter Vernon Kitsmiller on April 14, 1955, in Bashra, Iraq.

Kitsmiller was a member of the Church of Christ and a 24-year member of the Rebekah Lodge of Wewoka. She had served as District Deputy and President of district number one of Rebekah Assemblies of Oklahoma.

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

Kitsmiller is survived by her daughter, LaDonna Soblaine Kitsmiller of the home; son, Walter LaVern Kitsmiller of Wewoka; brother, John Purcell of Talequah; sister, Margaret Northcutt of Hemphill, Texas; and seven grandchildren.

Peggy Lee Koons

Memorial services for Wewoka resident Peggy Lee Koons are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka.

Koons, 75, died Friday, May 27, 2005 at Carl Albert Hospital. She was born in Coalgate on Aug. 11, 1929 to Lee Pebworth and Mary (Paris) Pebworth.

She graduated from Coalgate High School and married L.D. Koons on March 2, 1984 in Mid-Lothian, Texas.

Koons was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, dancing and gardening.

Her parents and brother, Albert Ray (Sonny) Pebworth preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; sons Jack McMillan, Kevin McMillan, of Midwest City and Stuart McMillan of Broken Arrow; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

 

 

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Rachel Krummrich

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Rachel Irene "The Land Lady" Krummrich are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Maple Grove Cemetery.

The local arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Visitation is scheduled for 9 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Krummrich, 85 of Nashville, Ill., passed away at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005 at Countryside Manor in Aviston. She was born Sept. 26, 1920 in Kansas to Fred and Verna Bullard Tolbert.

She graduated from Seminole High School with honors in 1938 and was on the staff of the Seminole Chieftain.

Rachel married Eugene Walter Krummrich in Belleville and he passed away on Jan. 19, 1995.

Also preceding her in death was her brother, Jim, and a sister-in-law, Shirley Tolbert.

She moved to St. Louis, Mo. in 1942 and worked for the Douglas Aircraft Plant while two of her brothers served overseas.

Rachel was the former owner and broker of Land Mart Realty in Nashville, Ill. where she became best known as "The Land Lady."

Among her other places of employment throughout her life she worked at Kroger’s for several years and owned an antique shop.

Krummrich was a member of the Illinois Historical Society and was on the Nashville Water Board for many years.

Rachel liked to collect teddy bears and has lead a very busy, dedicated life. She was a generous, giving person and will be missed by all.

Surviving her are four sons, Vernon and Tammy Krummrich of Nashville, Leslie Krummrich of Vandalia, David and Rosa Krummrich of Oklahoma City and Phillip and Karen Taylor Krummrich of Moorehead, Ky.

Also surviving are two brothers, Lee and Virginia Tolbert of Del City and Joe Tolbert of Seminole; two sisters, Freda and Charles Hamilton of Portland, Ore. and Patricia and J.R. Hale of Seminole and five grandchildren, Jim and Jackie Krummrich, Susan and Ed ward, Terri and Mike Burroughs, Eugene and Missy Krummrich and Christopher Krummrich.

In addition, 11 great-grandchildren, Danny, Aaron and Jordan Krummrich, Katie and Jeremy New, Ryan Hoerst, Randi and Rachel Burroughs, Megan, Nicholas and Jacob Krummrich; four step grandchildren, Carrie and Jason Shopinski, Amye, Sarah and John Adam Nettles and one step great-grandchild, Rebecca Shopinski survive her.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Styninger-Krupp Funeral Home in Nashville, Ill. with Rev. Robert Herath officiating.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family online at styningerf@charter.net.

 

 

 

 

Phillip Kuehner

 Memorial services for longtime Seminole resident, Phillip Edward Kuehner are scheduled for 3 p.m., Thursday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Kuehner, age 43, passed away, Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman.  He was born on Jan. 21, 1962 to Phillip Sam and Mary (Bryant) Kuehner. 

Kuehner worked in the oilfield as a roughneck. 

His father precedes him in death.   

He is survived by his mother and step-father, Mary and Leon Mayes of Missouri; three sons, William Stanley Kuehner, Bradley Edward Kuehner and Adam James Kuehner, all of Seminole; two sisters, Alice Greenfield of Edmond and Melody LaGreca of Clearwater, Fla.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Carol Sue Kuestersteffen

Funeral services for Konawa resident Carol Sue Kuestersteffen are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Vamoosa Baptist Church with Rev. Carroll Milner officiating.

Interment is set for Center Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

Kuestersteffen died Monday, April 25, 2005, at her residence in Konawa. She was 54.

She was born June 25, 1950, in Wewoka to James Tillman Heard and Elsie (Cooley) Heard.

On Jan. 2, 1999, she married Tony Kuestersteffen in Laughlin, Nev. That same year she moved from Ada to Konawa.

Kuestersteffen held various jobs in Texas prior to moving to Oklahoma including Joy’s Flower shop, Mobley’s Office Supply, Stivers Consulting, Johnny Appleseed and Graham Medical Supply. She worked for Don Hill Trucking in Ada as a dispatcher for several years.

Kuestersteffen was of the Baptist faith.

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

Kuestersteffen is survived by her husband, Tony Kuestersteffen of the home; two daughters, Shelia Harjo and Leslie Davidson and her husband Gabel, all of Ada; three sisters, Faye Kinsey and her husband Jim of Soper, Mae Mullins of Konawa and Polly Hill and her husband Don of Ada; three brothers, Ivan Heard of Wolf, J.T. Heard of Konawa and Doc Heard of Seminole; and four grandchildren, Kirsten, Hailey, Bryce and Nadia.

Brian Hill, Adam Hill, Gabel Davidson, Matthew Kuestersteffen, Leo Kuestersteffen and Zeb Kuestersteffen are set to be Pallbearers.

Honorary bearers will be Don Hill, Floyd Downey, Homer Downey, Bill Murray, Jim Burns and John Hooser.

Buddy Carl Lackey

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Buddy Carl "Bud" Lackey are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Wewoka Indian Baptist Church.

Rev. Houston Tiger will officiate. Interment is to follow services at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Lackey, 62, died Saturday, July 2, 2005. He was born April 10, 1943 in Haleyville, Okla. to Willianm I. Lackey and Mildred (Kato) Lackey.

He attended school in El Reno and has been a Wewoka resident for most of his life.

Lackey married Suzanne Miller on March 23, 1979 and he worked as a plumber for his best friend Jimmy Azlin, at Azlin’s Plumbing.

He was a member of the Wewoka Indian Baptist Church in Wewoka, and was an avid fisherman.

His parents; one brother, Dave Lackey and one son, Steve lackey preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Suzanne "Hokti" Lackey of the home; children, Carl W. Lackey of Kansas, Brenda Lackey of Washington and Eddie Lackey of Washington; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers for the services will be Jim Azlin, Tony Azlin, Tommy Azlin, Arthur Redding, Eddie Boatman and Mike Miller.

Honorary bearers will ne Robert Corsey, Lynn Myers, Billy Stephens and Grant Smith.

John F. Lacquement Jr.

Funeral services for John F. Lacquement Jr. of Midwest City will be held on Monday, July 11, 2005 at 10 a.m. at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with Chaplain Larry Sparks to officiate.

Interment will follow at the Prague Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service.

Visitation with the family will be at Parks Brothers Funeral Home 4 – 6 p.m. Sunday.

Lacquement, 65, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2005. He was born July 15, 1939 in Prague to John, Sr. and Ethel (Poe) Lacquement.

John was a Master Mason of the Midwest City Lodge #532. He retired from Tinker Air Force Base in 1994.

Frank’s family was his life – a life that was extended by a heart transplant in 1995, a gift for which the family is eternally grateful.

He also enjoyed deer hunting and antiquing. John loved to cook and was famous for his ribs.

His parents; first wife of eight years, Carol Faye (Peck); and brothers, Frank Lacquement of Bethel and Dean Lacquement of Yukon, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Nelda of the home; sons and daughter-in-law, John Lacquement III of Oklahoma City, Jeffery and Phyllis Lacquement of Sallisaw and Eric Lacquement of Midwest City and stepdaughter Dana Pickett and her husband Gerald of Seminole.

In addition, four grandchildren, Travis Lacquement of Oklahoma City, Keven and Jared Lacquement of Sallisaw and Taryn Harder and her husband Justin of Edmond and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins, survive.

A guest book is available to share your memories online at www.ParksBrothers.net.

LeRoy Lancaster

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident LeRoy Lancaster are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Forest Weist of Twin Oaks Baptist Church officiating.

Colt Kreeger, nephew of the deceased will provide the eulogy and burial will follow services at Little Cemetery.

Lancaster, 66, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005 at Midwest City Regional Hospital. He was born to E.L. Lancaster and Marie (Moutaw) Morton on April 24, 1938 in Duncan.

He attended Twin Oak and Varnum Schools and he served in the United States Air Force for five years.

Lancaster worked in the oilfield for BJ Hughes before retiring. He was a member of the Twin Oaks Baptist Church for over 22 years.

His parents and one stepson, Ricky McDonald preceded him in death.

Surviving him are his wife Geraldine of the home; three daughters, Debra Barnes of Carl Junction, Mo., Donna Bishop of Mulberry, Ark. and Sandy Boughton of Ft. Smith, Ark.; one stepson, Terry McDonald of Greenly, Colo.; one brother, Jerry Don Lancaster and a sister, LaVonne Ware, both of Seminole and one step brother, Bob Morton of Carl Junction, Mo.

In addition, he has six grandchildren; a very dear friend, John Lovelady; and a very special little boy, Benjaman Robbins surviving him.

Pallbearers for the services will be nephews, Jeff Dean, Kyle Kreeger, Scott and Brad Lancaster, and Justin and Loren Vaughan.

Honorary bearers will be Sonny Bailey, Eric Vaughan, Shane Sorrells, Danny Kreeger, Steve Dean, Barry Lancaster, John Lovelady, Jim Barnes, Junior Evans and the men of Twin Oak Baptist Church.

 

Linda Lance

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Malinda Lavey "Linda" Lance, of Union Valley, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Tony Buck will officiate and the burial will follow services at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home of Ada.

Lance, age 61, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at a local hospital. She was born Sept. 2, 1943 in Holdenville to Barney and Georgia Sharp Clifton.

She attended Lillian’s Beauty School in Ada in 1966 and married Ken Lance in 1994 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Lance was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband, Ken Lance, of the home; three daughters from Tommy Spears, her former husband of 23 years, Kim Ward of Ada, Tracey Morris of Sasakwa and Casey Thomas and husband Trevor of Union Valley.

In addition are nine grandchildren, Brandy White, Jami Ward, Stoney Ward, Ashly Ward, Kyle Moore, Sidney Morris, Zachary Morris, Kaleb and Kash Thomas; four great-grandchildren, Johnathon, Alissa and Madison White and Trent East; three brothers, Wayne Clifton and wife Jackie of Sasakwa, Jackie Blankenship and wife Debra of Holdenville and Donnie Blankenship and wife Norma of Sasakwa and two sisters, Charlotte Johnson and husband Stewart of Byng and Vickie Sweeden of Sasakwa.

Bearers for the services will be Ricky Harjo, Billy Clifton, Richard Clifton, Norman Moore, Shane Blankenship, Shawn Blankenship, David Blanketship and John White.

Honorary bearers will be Buddy Womack, Tony Womack, Ray Griffith, Corky Norman, Jimmy Harjo and Rocky Ward.

 

 

 

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Maud ‘Bobbie’ E. Land

Seminole resident Maud "Bobbie" E. Land died Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, at her home. She was 86.

No services are scheduled at this time. Her remains are to be cremated.

Land was born in Sydney, Australia on July 27, 1919, to Fred Stanborough and Minnie (Murray) Stanborough.

She married Max V. Land on July 23, 1943, in Brisbane, Australia.

Land was a retired nurses aide working with the flying Dr.’s of Australia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters, Mona, Freda, Barbara, Shirley, and Midge of Australia; and brother, Tom Stanborough.

Land is survived by her husband, Max V. Land of the home; two sons, Roderick Land of Bella Vista, Ark., and Ray Land of Elk Grove, Calif.; one daughter, Shirley Bleeker of Cromwell; two brothers, Boy Stanborough of Sydney, Australia and Arthur Stanborough of Sydney, Australia; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Messages of condolences can be sent to the family online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Donnie Laneave

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident Donnie Inez Laneave are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Assembly of God Church, Sasakwa with Rev. Wesley Martin officiating.

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

Laneave, 73, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005 at Heritage Nursing Home in Holdenville. She was born Sept. 13, 1932 in Oklahoma City to Shelby Charles Haworth and Jeanie Mae (Claton) Haworth.

She was a homemaker and provider who was affiliated with The Assembly of God Church.

Her parents; one brother, Shelby Charles Jr. "Sonny Boy" and one sister, Ozella Hall preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sons, Harvey Thompson Jr. and Donnie Thompson, both of Oklahoma City and Larry Thompson of Ft. Worth, Texas; 17 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

J.D. Laudermilk

Funeral services for longtime Maud resident J.D. Laudermilk are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Brown’s Funeral Chapel in Coalgate.

Services will be officiated by Rev. Vance Bowman

Interment is to follow service at Byrd’s Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service.

J.D., age 70, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005 in Oklahoma City. He was born Feb. 19, 1935 in Briartown to Amos and Nettie Jane (Simmons) Laudermilk.

On July 7, 1958 he married Ruby Jewel Fort at Durant, she preceded him in death on April 24, 2004.

In addition, his parents; two sisters, Shirley Wallace and Sug James and two brothers, Raymond Laudermilk and Buddy Laudermilk preceded him in death.

J.D. retired in 1987 from Pipe Fitters Local Union #100. He was also decorated with honors for his service as a Korean Veteran and was a former Golden Glove contender.

He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church of Shawnee.

Surviving him are his two children, Rhonda Lay and husband Dean of Seminole and Darrin Laudermilk and wife Rhonda of Paris, Texas; five grandchildren, Brandie Lucas, Ryen Lay, Rena Lay, Tiphannie Lay and Buddy Laudermilk; brother, Herbert Laudermilk; sister, Pete James and a host of other relatives and many dear and loved friends.

Pallbearers for the services will be Dean Lay, Leon Lay, Dean Head, Bennie Lucich, Amos Laudermilk and Jerry Wane Laudermilk.

Honorary bearers are to be Otis James and Buddy Laudermilk.

J.D. Laudermilk

Funeral services for longtime Maud resident J.D. Laudermilk are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Brown’s Funeral Chapel in Coalgate.

Services will be officiated by Rev. Vance Bowman and Rev. Jerry Stacy.

Interment is to follow service at Byrd’s Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service.

J.D., age 70, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005 in Oklahoma City. He was born Feb. 19, 1935 in Briartown to Amos and Nettie Jane (Simmons) Loudermilk.

On July 7, 1958 he married Ruby Jewel Fort at Durant, she preceded him in death on April 24, 2004.

In addition, his parents; two sisters, Shirley Wallace and Sug James and two brothers, Raymond Loudermilk and Buddy Loudermilk preceded him in death.

J.D. retired in 1987 from Pipe Fitters Local Union #100. He was also decorated with honors for his service as a Korean Veteran and was a former Golden Glove contender.

He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church of Shawnee.

Surviving him are his two children, Rhonda Lay and husband Dean of Seminole and Darrin Laudermilk and wife Rhonda of Paris, Texas; five grandchildren, Brandie Lucas, Ryen Lay, Rena Lay, Tiphannie Lay and Buddy Laudermilk; brother, Herbert Loudermilk; sister, Pete James and a host of other relatives and many dear and loved friends.

Pallbearers for the services will be Dean Lay, Leon James, Dean Head, Bennie Lucich, Amos Loudermilk and Jerry Wayne Loudermilk.

Honorary bearers are to be Otis James and Buddy Laudermilk.

 

 

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Jimmy E. Lawson

Funeral service for Seminole native Jimmy E. Lawson is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church in Great Bend, Kan. Rev. William F. Johnson is set to officiate. Interment is set to follow at Great Bend Cemetery in Great Bend, Kan.

Lawson died Sunday, Oct. 2, at Ellinwood District Hospital in Ellinwood, Kan. He was 75.

He was born Dec. 26, 1929, in Seminole to Roscoe and Faye Brown Lawson. He later married Betty Malone in Seminole.

Lawson was a resident of Great Bend for 49 years, moving from Seminole. He was a district Manager for Petrolite Corp., Treatolite Division and had worked there for 37 years.

He was a member of the First Christian Church, V.F.W. Post 180, Elks Lodge 646 and the Community Colleges Sports Hall of Fame.

His parents and one sister, Norma June Pair, preceded him in death.

Lawson is survived by his wife, Betty Lawson of Great Bend, Kan.; two sons, Bud J. Lawson of Reno, Nev., and Hal J. Lawson of Casa Grande, Ariz.; one daughter, Janet Kuhn of Great Bend, Kan.; and six grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Heartland Cancer Center or First Christian Church.

Arrangements are being handled by Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend, Kan.

Johnnie Roberta Beavers Lawyer

Funeral service for mother of former Wewoka Times editor Nancy Miller, Johnnie Roberta Beavers Lawyer, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Holdenville.

Rev. Mack Peercy, former pastor of the Capitol Heights Missionary Baptist Church, is set to officiate. Burial will be in the Holdenville Cemetery. Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home is handling all arrangements.

Lawyer died Friday, March 25, 2005, in Henryetta, at the age of 100 years and five weeks.

She was born Feb. 14, 1905, in Holdenville Indian Territory, to George Washington Beavers and his wife, Manna.

Lawyer lived in Holdenville most of her life, moving to Henryetta in 1994 to be near her daughter, Nancy Turner Miller, who was then publisher of the Henryetta Daily Free-Lance.

Lawyer was a seamstress with Holdenville clientele during the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s.

During World War II, she went to work at Douglas Aircraft in Midwest City. She also worked in the Naval Yard at Richmond, Calif. in 1944.

Lawyer made quilts and in her later years was active in the Senior Citizens group in Holdenville, helping make quilts to be raffled off to earn money for Senior Citizen Center projects.

Lawyer was a pianist and often played at the SC center.

She was a long time member of the Capitol Heights Missionary Baptist Church in Holdenville. She sang in the choir and filled in at the piano when needed.

Lawyer often shared bouquets of flowers at the SC center.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bert Elisha Turner; her second husband, J.M. "Mort" Lawyer; her brothers, Samuel Beavers, Oliver Beavers and Robert Beavers; and her sisters, Ellen Ross, Elsie Johnson and Georgia Cox.

Lawyer is survived by her daughter, Nancy Miller of Henryetta; her son, Bob Turner of Tulsa; five grandsons; one grand daughter; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Her grandsons are set to be her pallbearers with Earl Cook, Curtis Brinlee, Clester Wingo and Kenneth Brinlee serving as honorary pallbearers.

Barbara Ann Lee

Memorial services for the wife of former resident Ronny Lee, Barbara Ann Lee, were held at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Katy, Texas.

Her remains are to be interred in the Lee family plot in Reydon.

Lee died Feb. 3, 2005 at home of brain cancer. She fought bravely for two years and was a patient of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston, Texas.

She is survived by her husband of the Houston, Texas home; two children; her mother, Thelma Coym of Reydon; three brothers and her in-laws, Ray and Louta Lee of Seminole.

Hanna Lee

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Hanna Helen Lee are scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield to officiate.

The services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Lee, 82, died Saturday, June 11, 2005 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 25, 1923 in Pennsylvania to Herman and Sarah Bogas.

She married John W. Lee, who preceded her in death on June 8, 2002. She was a homemaker.

Surviving is her brother-in-law Robert Lee of Tulsa.

Barbara Lehman

Graveside services for longtime Seminole County resident Barbara June Lehman are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Lone Dove Cemetery.

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

Lehman, 67, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born Oct. 29, 1937 in Sasakwa to J.T. and Mable Kay (Harjo) Heard.

Lehman was a homemaker and a member of Bird Creek Baptist Church.

Her mother and grandmother, Bertie Casteel preceded her in death.

Surviving is her father of Konawa; son Bobby Lehman of Konawa; two sisters, Wilba Hailey of Davis and Stacy Ann Heard of Hinton and two grandchildren.

Frank Leitka

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Frank Leitka are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wewoka Indian Baptist Church.

Rev. Charlie Denny and Rev. Houston Tiger will be officiating the service.

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

Wake services are scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at Wewoka Indian Baptist Church.

Leitka, 82, died Saturday, March 12, 2005 in Oklahoma City. He was born Aug. 27, 1922 in Wewoka to Apler and Sukey (Foster) Leitka.

He graduated from Wewoka High School and attended college. Leitka later married Lorraine Fowler in Wewoka on July 2, 1962.

Leitka was a welder for Fish Engineering Company and was well known as an avid Wewoka sports fan, and for his firecracker stand.

He was a member of the Wewoka Indian Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, and a member of the Roberts Drug Store Coffee Club.

His parents and wife preceded him in death.

Surviving him are his sons, Daniel Leitka and Bill Marks, both of Wewoka; daughters Sheila Leitka of Wewoka, Jacque Cates of Tennessee and Mary Ann Whitmore of California; 11 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren and sister Susie Walters of Wewoka.

Raymond Lemmings

A private family ceremony has been scheduled for Konawa resident Raymond Gene Lemmings under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Lemmings, 61, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2005 at his residence. He was born Oct. 31, 1943 in Seminole to Alton Willard Lemmings and Francis Lee (Edney) Lemmings.

He worked in construction and carpentry and was of the Baptist faith.

His father preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother, Francis Lemmings of Oklahoma City; four sons, Ray Lemmings of Konawa, Ricky Lemmings of Shawnee, Randy Lemmings of Bethel and Roger Lemmings of Shawnee.

In addition, he has three brothers, Ronnie Lee Lemmings of Konawa, Jerry Ray Lemmings and Paul Lemmings, both of Oklahoma City; one sister, Francis Jane Jackson of Oklahoma City and seven grandchildren.

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

 

 

Merrel Lemons

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Merrel "Bud" Lemons are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Little Cemetery with Danny Williams to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Lemons, 87, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 at Seminole Medical Center. He was born Nov. 6, 1918 in Durant to Edmond Lemons and Rachel Ann (Gregory) Lemons.

Bud was a graduate of Seminole High School and he married Sheila Gibson on April 26, 1974 in Sapulpa.

He was a retired Lt. Commander in the United States Navy and flew as a Naval Pilot from 1936 – 1960. Bud served in World War II and the Korean War.

Following his service, Bud was a pilot and instructor who taught flying classes at Spartan School of Aviation in Jones Airport near Tulsa, before retiring in 1972. Bud loved flying and did so until his retirement.

He also taught school at Tulsa University for many years. Lemons was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in McAlester.

His parents and two brothers, A.J. and Earl Lemons preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Sheila of the home in Seminole; daughter and son-in-law, Lenita and Steve Olsen of Wewoka; two brothers, George Lemons of Tulsa and Jim Lemons of McQueeney, Texas; two grandchildren, Joshua Neff of Longview, Texas and Carlye and husband Terry Henderson of Wewoka and three great-grandchildren, Sago Miles, Jr., Jazmine Miles and Alexis Henderson.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Ella Ligon

Funeral services were held for former Wewoka resident Ella Lo Dema Martin Ligon at 11 a.m. on March 22 at Smith & Kernke Chapel in Oklahoma City.

Interment took place following the ceremony in Wewoka.

Ligon, 84, of Oklahoma City, died Friday, March 18, 2005. She was born on Aug. 9, 1920 in Eddy to O.B. and Katherine Taylor.

She grew up on farmland near Tonkawa and she was active in 4-H and graduated from N.O.J.C. and Prep School in 1936. Ligon also attended Oklahoma A&M and graduated in 1942.

Following graduation she worked for the extension service and married H. Dale Martin in June 1943, and who died in 1956.

In Dec. 1960, she married J.A. Ligon, who died in January 1975.

Her parents, her siblings J. Rodney Taylor, Leta Walker, Mary Gilbert and Frank Taylor preceded her in death.

Her children Hank Martin of Coppell, Texas, Marilyn Kanoski of Oklahoma City and three grandchildren survive her.

 

Fernando Louie

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Fernando Romero Louie are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the St. James Church of God in Christ in Ada with the Elder Charles Miller to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Rosedale Cemetery in Ada under the direction of Smith-Phillips Funeral Home.

Louie, 43, died Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada. He was born July 10, 1962 in Seminole to Cecil Ray Jackson and Cora Mae Louie.

He graduated from New Lima High School in 1980, and then he attended Seminole Junior College for two years.

Louie moved to Ada from Wewoka in 1989 and worked for Ward’s Construction for many years.

He married Donna Carrethers on Nov. 23, 2002 in Ada and attended the St. James Church of God in Christ. Louie loved doing all kinds of outdoor activities with his family and friends.

His father, one sister, Chanelle Lee and both of his grandfathers preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; two sons, Brandon Louie and Romero Jones, both of Wewoka; 11 daughters, Autranna, Brittany, Kimberly and Stevie Louie of the home, Brandy and Shatara Beavers and Saviance Louie, all of Oklahoma City, Shanikya Jones and Brittany and Cecil Louie, all of Wewoka and Autumn Louie of Ada and his mother, Cora Lee of Seminole.

In addition, four brothers, Eddie Louie and Tyrone Jackson, both of Oklahoma City and Shawn Louie and Sherwood Jackson, both of Wewoka; two sisters, Yvette Jackson of California and Rona Rene Louie of Langston; grandmothers, Pearilee R. Roberson of New Lima and Betty Louie and nine grandchildren all survive him.

 

Ruby Lee Ellis Lovelady

Ruby Lee Ellis Lovelady was born on Oct. 6, 1906 in Oklahoma Indian Territory. She passed away in her home at the Methodist Manor Complex on Dec. 12, 2005, she was 99.

Ruby’s mother died when she was a baby so her father, Ernest Ashmore, and her grandmother reared her.

She married Elmer Ellis in 1926 and had three daughters; Francis Lee, Doris Lou, and Margaret Gay. Elmer died in 1943.

Ruby worked at various businesses in Maud in order to put her three daughters through high school and college.

She married a wonderful gentleman, Bob Lovelady on July 1, 1950 in Terral, Texas. Ruby and Bob were married fifty years.

They loved their Seminole United Methodist Church where they were very active in their Sunday school class, choir, and members of board.

Ruby held almost every office in the United Methodist Women’s Group, from President to Group Leader.

The couple was also very active in politics. Ruby held many offices in the local and county Democratic Party and was elected to the State Democrat Women’s Hall of Fame. She was honored to be appointed to the Seminole Junior College Board of Regents.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bob Lovelady on March 1, 2001, two daughters, Fran Ziegler and Doris Jackson and one brother, Connie Ashmore.

She is survived by her sister, Leatrice Newkham; her daughter, Gay Ellis Downing; sons-in-law, Dennis Downing and Earl Ziegler; her stepdaughter, Kay Curry and her husband Wiley.

Six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren also survive her.

Ruby has had devoted care givers whom the family greatly appreciates: Mary Alice Smith, Lorene Brown, Sharon Andrews, Janet O’Brien, Jan Miller, Carol Nus, and Faye Ready.

Funeral Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Seminole at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005 with Rev. Phil Erwin and Rev. Gary Wilburn officiating.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the shut-in Ministry of Will Rogers United Methodist Church, 1138 S. Yale, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74112

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent online to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

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Tinna (King) Lowden

MAUD – Funeral services for Tinna Rochelle (King) Lowden are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Louis First Baptist Church.

Pastor Glenn Peck will officiate. Burial will follow in Collins Cemetery in St. Louis under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Lowden died Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 36.

She was born Dec. 23, 1968, in Seminole to Tommy Allen and Sherry Rochelle (Fletcher) King Hilburn.

She was a lifelong Maud and St. Louis resident and attended Maud High School, Seminole State College and East Central University.

She received a master’s degree in special education and psychology.

She was the special education director at Little Axe Elementary Schools for the past six years.

Lowden was a member of First Baptist Church in St. Louis, where she taught pre-school classes.

Lowden was also a member of the National Education Association (NEA).

She married Robert Henry Lowden on May 18, 1985 in St. Louis; he survives her, of the home.

Other survivors include her mother and stepfather, Sherry and Randy Hilburn, Maud; her father, Tommy King, Maud; three children, Kade Henry Lowden, Keely Autumn Lowden and Kendra Nicole Lowden, all of the home; two brothers, Tommy "TK" King, Maud, and Scotty King, Oklahoma City; and a sister, Ginger King, Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers will include Robbie, Steve, Cary, Barry and Larry Fletcher and Junior Lowden.

Honorary bearers will include Steve Nail and Farin Coody.

The family requests that donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of the Oklahoma Special Olympics.

 

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Archie Lucas

Funeral services for Seminole resident Archie J. Lucas are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Assembly of God Church in Bowlegs.

Rev. Roy Roberson is to officiate with burial to take place at Resthaven Memorial Cemetery in Shawnee under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Lucas, 70, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005 in Oklahoma City. He was born Sept. 2, 1935 in Spaulding to Thurman and Bernice (Baxley) Lucas.

He graduated from Spaulding High School in 1953, moved to Oklahoma City and began a long career as a truck driver.

Lucas drove for several years with various companies, and then drove 20 years with Safeway, retiring in 1989.

He served in the United States Army National Guard, 45th division, in the early 1960’s.

Lucas married Barbara Hillburn on June 30, 1979 at their home in Holdenville and was a member of the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church.

He loved to hunt and fish and watch television in the companionship of his dog.

His parents and one brother, Thurman Eugene "Joe" Lucas preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; two daughters, Pamela K. Mercer of Auburn, Wash. and Debbie Wilkinson of Midwest City; one son, James Dale Carlson of Mt. Rainier, Wash.; one stepdaughter, Phyllis Lewis of Denver, Colo.; one stepson, Max Jones of Seminole and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be Danny Wilkinson, Chris Wilkinson, Bobby Wilkinson, Max Jones, Mike Jacobson, and Tony Lander.

Hiley Lucy

Funeral services for former Maud resident Hiley Levon Lucy are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Baptist church in Maud.

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

Lucy, 77, of Oklahoma City, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005 at Windsor Hills Care center in Oklahoma City. He was born Oct. 27, 1928 in Maud to Sam and Clara Emma (Templar) Lucy.

He moved to Maud in 1959 and worked at Tinker Air Force Base before moving to Posumkingdom, Texas, then to Choctaw.

Lucy married Ina Mae on March 14, 1963 in Oklahoma City. She preceded him in death in May 2002.

After working at Tinker Air Force Base he retired from General Motors in Oklahoma City in 1990.

He served in the United States Navy for five years during the Korean War on the aircraft carrier "Princeton."

His parents also preceded him in death.

Surviving is one brother, "Rufus" Clifton Lucy of Choctaw and three sisters, "Willie" May Reeder of Oklahoma City, "Tessie" Fay Duke of Buyer, Texas and "Chesta" Geraldine Cowan of Boui, Texas.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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Ruth Lucy

Funeral services for lifelong Maud area resident Ruth Deloris (Pratt) Lucy are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud with Glen Williams to officiate.

Interment is to follow services at Cummings Cemetery in Maud under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Lucy, 95, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005 at Sunset Estates Nursing Home in Tecumseh. She was born March 25, 1910 in Maud to Louis William Pratt and Nancy Gertrude (Lusk) Pratt.

She and her sons were born at the same homeplace that her father acquired in the land run.

Ruth married Robert "Garland" Lucy on Sept. 8, 1925 in Konawa.

She worked at the Harjo School as a cook for 25 years and at Maud School as a cook for 11 years.

Ruth then worked for the Maud Housing Authority, the Action Program and at the Maud Senior Citizen’s Center.

She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Ruth and Garland were also members of the Maud Roundup Club who loved to dance and go to ball games.

Her parents; husband, Garland Lucy (June 19, 1986); one son, Loy Lucy (who died in a house fire in 1940 at the age of 13); one daughter, Lueree Hudson (1990); two brothers, Willie Pratt (1913) and an infant brother Donald Pratt (1909) and two sisters, Maggie Cheatwood (1995) and Mable Miller (1994) preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Nancy Lucy of Maud, Leroy and Betty Lucy of Edmond and Jack Lucy and companion Joyce Townsend of Tecumseh; nine grandchildren, J.P. Lucy, Jeff Lucy, Hiley Lucy, Robert Lucy, Rex Lucy, Lorna Horne, Lueroyce Briggs, Jim Hudson and Linda Adams; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

Casket bearers for the services will be J.P. Lucy, Jeff Lucy, Robert Lucy, Rex Lucy, Jim Hudson and Hiley Lucy.

Visitation is scheduled for 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. tonight and until the service time Thursday at Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home at the corner of Broadway and Monroe in Maud.

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

 

 

 

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Mary Frances Lyon

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident Mary Lyon were scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at Hudson-Phillips Chapel in Holdenville.

Rev. Philip Mullins was scheduled to officiate.

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

Lyon died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2004, in Seminole, at the age of 66.

She was born Aug. 19, 1938, in New Hope to Alvie Watters and Mary Lou (Tarpley) Watters.

She attended Spaulding and New Model schools.

Mary worked in the nursing profession at several nursing homes and also home health.

She loved and enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Buddy Watters; first husband, Eddie Stanfield in 1958; and her second husband, Jim Lyon.

Survivors include two daughters, Cathy Haggard and husband Mark of Lewisville, Texas, and Debbie Templeman and husband, Stan, of Seminole; grandchildren, Justin Templeman and wife Misty of Seminole, Spc. Garry Templeman of Fort Drum, NY, Michelle Haggard and Megan Haggard, both of Lewisville, Texas; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Ethan Templeman; sister Rena Orsborn, Sasakwa; brothers, Jimmy Watters and Charles Watters, both of Sasakwa; Darrell Watters of Morrison, and Ricky Watters, South Carolina; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers for the services will be Justin Templeman, Honorary SPC Garry Templeman, Chris Watters, T.J. Watters, Mike Watters, Alvie (Toad) Watters, Vince Tillery, Stanley Honsinger and lloyd Hunter.

 

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Tafv Mack

Graveside services for Tafv Mack were held yesterday at the Bell Mack Family Cemetery, with Houston Tiger officiating.

Mack was born and died on Jan. 30, 2005.

He is survived by his parents, Kevin and Ella Mack, of Wewoka; three brothers, Devin, Rylan, and J.W., of Wewoka; uncles and aunts, Thomas and Chris Mack of Cromwell, Felix Mack, Cromwell, Darrin Mack and Lela Culley of Shawnee, Josie Mack and Michael Tiger, Seminole, and Effi Dewitt; two grandmothers, Alice Mack, Cromwell, and Kizzie Scott, Holdenville; one grandfather, Dewayne Mack, Shawnee; one great-grandmother, Geneva Wilson, Shawnee; and five close cousins: Melissa, Sonny, Ryan, Kailas Mack, and Kendal Tiger.

Many great-uncles and great-aunts survived Mack as well.

Mack was preceded in death by three great-grandparents: James Deere, Francis Deere, and Susie Spencer; two aunts, Meleah Mack and LeAnn Mack; and one cousin, Camryn West.

The pallbearer was Darrin Mack.

Honorary bearers were the men of the Fishpond Ceremonial Ground.

Wilburn E. Majors

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Wilburn E. Majors are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Trout Funeral Home Chapel in Ponca City, with Rev. Mark Bagley officiating.

Assisting with the services will be Rev. Micah Wells and Gene Thomas. The family will greet friends at Trout Funeral Home from 7 – 8 p.m. on Friday.

Graveside services are to follow at Little Cemetery with Rev. Robert Majors to officiate.

Majors, 89, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at Westminster Village. He was born April 26, 1915 in Hoberg, Mo. to Mattie Whithaus Majors and Louie E. Majors.

He graduated from Bowlegs High School in 1934 and married Tessie Nell Drewery on June 15, 1936 in Seminole.

Majors drove a gasoline truck and worked on a dairy farm before serving in World War II.

He worked for Conoco Pipeline from 1942 – 1980. Majors and his family also lived in Kansas, Montana and New Mexico. He liked to fish, bowl and joke with his family and friends.

His wife, his parents, his stepmother Gladys Majors, a son and a granddaughter preceded him in death.

Surviving is his daughter Nancy Overall of Ponca City; three sons, W.E. "Dub" Majors of Tulsa, Tony Majors of Houston, Texas and Lee Majors of Bartlesville; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Rev. Robert Majors of Oklahoma City; and four sisters, Katy Robertson of Konawa, Dorothy Hollingshead of Shawnee, Barbara Colvin of Shawnee and Betty Stafford of Bowlegs.

Loyal Eugene Mantooth

A Memorial Service for Seminole native Loyal Eugene Mantooth is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec.12, 2005 at the First Assembly of God Church in Wewoka.

Loyal Eugene Mantooth, 67, of Holdenville, went to be with his Savior on Dec. 8, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer. 

He was born Feb. 27, 1938 in Seminole to Virgil Finis Mantooth and Ida Alice Chasteen.

Loyal proudly served in the United States Navy about the time of the Korean Conflict. He worked at many jobs throughout his life, including mechanic, truck and bus driver, carpenter, janitor and in the oil field.

In recent years he owned and operated Mantooth Septic Tank Pumping in the Holdenville area and was also a janitor at Justice Elementary in Wewoka.

He was a "Mister Fix-it" and there wasn’t much he couldn’t figure out. Loyal and his wife, Marcella, remodeled many homes through the years; their own and for family and friends.

His handiwork can be seen all around Oklahoma and Montana.  He enjoyed fishing and meeting his friends at the coffee shop and was fondly nicknamed "Walking Eagle" by those who knew him best.

Loyal met and married the love of his life, Marcella, in Lewistown, Mont. in 1966. They moved back to Oklahoma in 1980, but continued to make annual visits to Montana.

Just as his name indicates, he was extremely loyal to his friends and family. He was loved and will be missed by his family and many good friends he made in his lifetime.

Loyal rededicated his life to Christ a few months ago and said it was the happiest time of his life. He spent his remaining months serving others through his carpentry skills, and fishing – recently landing the largest bass he’d ever caught.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Marcella; his children, Sandee and O.B. Boyd of Holdenville, Kelly and Carrie Mantooth, Lewistown, Mont., Vicki and Randy Hansen, and Cathy Mantooth, Poteau, Okla., Phillip Mantooth and Robbie and Loyal Mantooth, Jr, Spiro, Okla.; grandchildren; Kristen, Kaycee and Kara Mantooth of Lewistown, Mont., Patty and Kevin Nolen and Daniella Casahuaman and Cali of Holdenville, Josh, Ellen, Jessica and Regina of Poteau, Carrie of Boise, Idaho, Ashley of Perry, Okla., Tosha and Tiffany of Spiro, Okla. and six great-grandchildren.

In addition his brothers, Richard and Ellen Mantooth, Moore, Harold and Donna Mantooth of Danville, Calif.; sisters, Hazel and Vernon Spears, Cromwell, Helen and Tom Crawford of Muskogee; sister-in-law, Vada Mantooth of Wewoka and many nieces and nephews survive him.

His father and mother and brothers, Charles, Virgil, Jr, and Roy preceded him in death.

In lieu of flowers, Loyal asked that memorials be made to the First Assembly of God Church, 1301 S. Mekusukey, Wewoka, OK  74884.

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Bill Markovich

Funeral services for Ada resident William "Bill" Jesse Markovich are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Steve DeShazo will be officiating with burial to follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Francis under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home.

Tinker Honor Guard will conduct the military honors.

Markovich, 70, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2005 in Seminole. He was born Aug. 3, 1935 in Union Town, Pa. To John and Helen Spontack.

He graduated from high school in Pennsylvania and married Doris Maxine Whittington on Nov. 4, 1961 in Wichita, Kan.

She died on May 3, 1994 in Oklahoma City and he moved to the Ada area in the late 1970’s.

Markovich retired from the United States Air Force with over 20 years of experience. He served during the Vietnam era.

He was a member of the Francis Freewill Baptist Church, served as a Shriner Klown, was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a member of the Chickasaw Honor Guard.

Surviving him are four daughters, Helen Gragert, Monica Bryant and Mary Dossey, all of Seminole and Patricia McCurry of port Charlotte, Fla.; one son, Wayne McCurry of Cape Coral, Fla.; three brothers, John Markovich and Louie Markovich, both of Indiana and Eddie Markovich of California; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Ruth Ann Marshall

Wake services for lifetime Wewoka resident Ruth Ann (Johnson) Marshall are scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the home located six miles west on SH59 from the stoplight at SH56 and US270, then half a mile north on 360 N.S. The body will be taken to the home at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at Johnson Family Cemetery.

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

Marshall died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, in Seminole Hospital at the age of 61.

She was born July 10, 1944, in Wewoka to Everett Johnson and Mabel (Wolf) Johnson.

She graduated from New Lima High School and attended Haskell Jr. College and Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech.

She married Elmer Marshall on April 14, 1984, in Wewoka.

Marshall worked for Wrangler as a sewing machine operator.

She was a member of Hilltop Presbyterian Church and attended Holdenville First Indian Baptist Church.

Marshall was preceded in death by her parents, and sister Rosetta Johnson.

She is survived by her husband, Elmer Marshall of the home; daughters, Donetta Lena of Wewoka, Norma Marshall of Wetumka and Kathy Puttkamer of Wetumka; sons, Victor Marshall of Wetumka and Preston Marshall of Wetumka; sisters Fannie King of Wewoka, and Harriett Wisdom of Wewoka; brother, Don Johnson or Albuquerque, N.M.; and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Abraham Farani, Joe Farani, Randy King, Lucas Coker, Chris Harjo, and Shawn Williams. Honorary Pallbearers are Scott King, Bill Hoskison, John Hoskison, Preston Marshall, Victor Marshall, Michael Marshall, Ryan Marshall, and Tiny Berryhill.

Hurshel Martin

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Hurshel Wayne Martin are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God in Bowlegs with Rev. Roy Robertson to officiate.

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

Martin, 70, died Sunday, June 26, 2005 at his home. He was born April 26, 1935 in Booneville, Miss. to Claudie James Martin and Hazel (Cole) Martin.

He married Barbara Pauline Bruce on Sept. 8, 1964 in Okmulgee. Martin served in the United States Army in 1954.

Martin worked as a farmer and in the oilfield. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.

His parents; two sisters, Doris Watkins and Millie Hendricks and son Jimmy Martin of Seminole preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; one son Jerry Martin of Seminole; three daughters, Michelle Martin of Hartshorne, Annette Cushing of Mountain View, Mont. and Lynn Carter of Miramar, Fla.; one sister, Edith Adams of Paden; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

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Josie Shepard Martin

Funeral services for long-time Wewoka resident, Josie Martin will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Wewoka. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Jose Aline Shepard Martin was born Oct. 21, 1915, in Okemah to Frank and Nellie (Osborne) Shepard. She was raised in Wewoka and graduated from Wewoka High School in 1933.

After graduation, she worked for a local variety store in Wewoka, and then moved to Okemah, where she met and married Virgil Leon Martin from Shamrock. Due to Virgil’s work in the oil industry, they moved to Kansas, Oklahoma City, and County Line, until permanently returning to Wewoka, where they raised their two children.

In Wewoka, she was employed by Nelson Furniture and later J.C. Penney’s, from which she retired in 1985 at the age of 70.

She was a proud and loyal member of the First Baptist Church of Wewoka all her life, actively participating as a Sunday School teacher for many years, a member of the Women’s Circle; loyal Sunday School member, and served on the church’s benevolent committee as well as other committees.

Josie was also a member of the Dahlia Garden Club and enjoyed lifelong friendship with its members. After retirement, she became a volunteer at the Seminole Nation Museum.

She enjoyed baking for all her friends and family, and was proud to be referred to as the "pie lady" because of her excellent homemade pies.

She is survived by her son, Dan Martin of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Nancy Martin of Wewoka; her granddaughter, Tammie Roulston of Wewoka; her great granddaughter, Danniel Roulston of Wewoka; as well as her "adopted by love daughters," Sherry Andrews of Lubbock, Texas, Vicky Anthony of Ludington, Mich., Jeanie Lovelady of Tulsa, Melanie Browning of Dallas, Texas, various nieces and nephews, and many other of her son’s and daughter’s friends she considered her "other kids" as well as a wealth of truly wonderful Christian friends.

She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Nellie Shepard; her husband, Virgil Martin; brother’s Hershal Shepard, John Shepard, and Glen Shepard and one sister, Gertrude Shepard Ewing.

Josie enjoyed a full and happy life amid her friends and family, was a loving and true friend to many, a loyal and dedicated employee, and a wonderful mother, sister, aunt and grandmother. She was looking forward to meeting her Lord and Savior, and once again seeing her loved ones who had gone before her and would, indeed, want the memory of her to be a happy one. Please join us in Celebrating Her Life.

Rev. ‘L.G.’ Martin

Rev. "L.G." Lois Graden Martin, Sr., 90-year-old longtime Maud resident passed from this life Nov. 26, 2005 at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee.

Rev. Martin was born June 9, 1915 in Parthenon, Ark. to parents Carlos Cleveland Martin and Hettie Angeline (Casey) Martin.

Mr. Martin married Eleanor (McCullouch) Martin Sept. 17, 1935 in Hazel, Okla.

Rev. Martin retired as an Assembly of God Minister and he had also retired as a roustabout for Sinclair Oil, which was later Atlantic Richfield from which he retired in 1977.
Rev. Martin was a member of the Maud Assembly of God Church where his son Rev. Tim Martin is Minister.

Rev. Martin is survived by his wife, Eleanor Martin of the home; six sons and daughters-in-law; John Paul and Neta Martin of Greenville, Texas, James David Martin of Talihina, L.G., Jr. and Julia Martin of Maud, Lawerence Wesley and Joyce Martin of Sasakwa, Lemuel Timothy and Linda Martin of Maud and Luther Carlus Martin of Maud;
four daughters and a son-in-law, Frieda Lee Martin of Maud, Billie Sue Curtis of Seminole, Rebecca Lou Duncan of Sulphur and Cindy Kay and Ronnie Robertson of Seminole.

In addition, 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, and a host of other family and friends survive him

One son, Daniel Leon Martin; one granddaughter, Yvonie Kathleen Martin; four sisters, Bessie Marie Hopper, Jesse Lena Self, Vela Dee Lewis and Biva Mae Palmer and one brother, Bois Beul Martin preceded Rev. Martin in death.

Funeral Service will be held, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005 at the First Assembly of God Church in Bowlegs with Rev. Wesley Martin, Rev. Tim Martin and John Martin officiating.

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

Casket bearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

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

 

 

 

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Arlita Martinez

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Arlita Sue Martinez are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Frank Trent to officiate.

The family will be receiving friends from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at Criswell Funeral Home.

Interment is to be determined at a later date. The services are under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home in Ada.

Martinez, 46, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005 in Wewoka. She was born Aug. 30, 1958 in Oklahoma City to Howard and Charlene Newton.

She attended school in Omaha, Neb. And moved to Ada from Wewoka last year.

On Feb. 14, 1995 she married Jose Martinez. She was a health care provider, certified medicine administrator, certified nurse’s assistant and habilitation training specialist.

She attended the Church of God and was a member of the Red Hat Society.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Daniel Russell of Wewoka and Joseph Russell of Hastings, Neb.; daughter Kama Smith of Ada; stepbrother Charles Cheek of Columbus, Neb. and one grandson.

Benny Allen Marx

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Benny Allen Marx are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tommy Clark to officiate.

Interment is to follow services at Cummins Cemetery in Maud under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Marx, 70, died Friday, June 10, 2005 at Veteran’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born April 4, 1935 in Harjo to Benny and Viola (Smith) Marx.

He married Mildred Jo Hall on Nov. 12, 1960 in Enid. She preceded him in death on Nov. 17, 2002. He was of the Baptist faith

Marx served in the United States Army in Germany from 1948-1955. He worked as an oilfield truck driver for Ronnie Allison Trucking and retired in 1995.

Surviving him is one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Teddy Knizek of Seminole; four daughters and sons-in-law, Edwana "Snookie" and Kenneth Gayler of Wewoka, Glenda and Doug Ford of Seminole, Diana and Barry Smith of Jesup, Ga. and Leslie and Roy Griffin of Holdenville.

In addition, one brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Leona Marx of Hephzibah, Ga.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Edith and Robert Boren of Tuttle, Lorene Stalnaker of Maud and Ola Williams of Maud also survive him.

Pall bearers for the services will be Tommy Standlee, Ronnie Dice, Ronnie Alison, William Walker, Clayton Cooley, Rex Cooley Jr. and Rex Cooley Sr.

Condolences may be sent online to www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

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Winford Matthews Jr.

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Winford F. Matthews, Jr. are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Clark and Mark Senter officiating.

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

Matthews, 87, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at Norman Veterans Center. He was born Nov. 16, 1917 in Seminole to Winford Matthews Sr. and Ara Dell Barnett Matthews.

He graduated from Seminole High School in 1936, where he was an outstanding football player. He also played baseball with the Gas House Gang and the Seminole Jaycees sandlot teams.

Matthews attended Oklahoma A & M College and he entered the United States Army in 1942 and served in the European Theater of War until 1946.

He married Henrietta Harbin in 1947 and had four children, Janice Rae Prober, Mark, Steve and Brent Matthews.

Matthews worked at Hinderliter Tool Company and retired from Hooten Oil company in 1982.

He married Verna May Troop on July 17, 1982 in Seminole. She survives him of the home.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seminole, where he worked in many positions and retired as a Deacon in the church.

His parents and three children, Janice Rae Prober, Mark Matthews, Brent Matthews, and one step-grandchild Robert Hawkins preceded him in death.

Surviving him are his sisters, Jerry Sullivan and husband Cecil Sullivan, and Vivian Morris, all of Seminole; one brother James Matthews and wife Teresa of Poco Rivera, Calif.; step-brothers David Forsen and wife Sylvia of Seminole and Danny Forsen and wife Nadine of Greenville, Texas and step-sister Margaret Wooten of Hobbs, N.M.

In addition is his son Stephen Phillip Matthews of Fairfax, Va.; daughter-in-law Mrs. Mark Matthews of Hawaii; three grandsons, Byron and Jesse Matthews of Phoenix, Ariz. and Matthew Mincher of Tahlequah who survive him.

Also surviving him are three stepchildren, Ronald Hawkins, Patricia Sullivan and husband Bob Sullivan, and Gina Pace and husband Rodney Pace; six step-grandchildren, Austin Thomas, Lauren and Brendan Pace, all of Seminole, Marsha Hawkins of McKinney, Texas, Bill Hawkins of Aubrey, Texas and Ronica Rhude of Cottage Grove, Wis. and many nieces and nephews.

Casket bearers for the services will be Don Raney, Dub Childers, D.C. Neal, Pat Stafford, Norman Waddell and Norman Carpenter.

Honorary casket bearers are Irv Mullen, Jack Reynolds, Hulett Edgmon, Fred Ellison, Bob Lennard and Kenneth Mendenhall.

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

 

 

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Paul Maxwell

Graveside service for former Seminole resident Paul Maxwell was scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Rest Haven memorial Garden in Seminole. Chaplain Byron Neufield was set to officiate.

Swearingen Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Maxwell died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at his residence in Enid. He was 85.

He was born Jan. 21, 1920, in Wilson to Houston Maxwell and Lillian (Reid) Maxwell.

On March 7, 1942, he married Leona (Bray) Maxwell in Ardmore.

Maxwell was a retired oilfield pumper and roustabout.

He served in the Army during World War II as a private first class.

Maxwell attended the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three sisters, three brothers, one daughter and one granddaughter.

Maxwell is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Jeanie Maxwell of Seminole and Richard and Shari Maxwell of Yukon; one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Ray Carson of Ames; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Maxwell’s grandsons are set to act as his casketbearers.

Daisy Mayfield

A memorial service for longtime Seminole resident Daisy Lorene Mayfield are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Glen Pence to officiate.

The services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Mayfield, 87, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005 at The Woodlands, Texas. She was born April 16, 1918 in Crystal Springs, Ark. to Marvin Fikes and Annie Turner.

She married Johnie Mayfield on May 21, 1942 in Coalgate and the couple owned and operated a poultry farm. She was a member of the First Christian Church.

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

Surviving are two daughters, Jonna K. Cox and Mary A. Parsons, both of Seminole; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers that donations may be made to the ALS Association in memory of Daisy.

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

 

Elfreeda Maynard

Funeral services are scheduled for Wewoka resident Elfreeda Maynard at 10 a.m. Saturday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Roy Robertson is to officiate.

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

Maynard, 89, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005 in Oklahoma City Hospital. She was born Jan. 1, 1916 in Little to William W. McMullin and Delila Carr McMullin.

She attended Prairie Valley School and married Lonnie Maynard on July 31, 1933.

Maynard worked as a seamstress for local shops and cooked in local nursing homes. She retired from Ann’s Dress Shop.

She was a member of First Assembly of God Church, where she served on Women’s Mission and was President and Secretary of PTA in California.

Her parents; husband, Lonnie (4-9-69); sons, Wayne Maynard and Carl Maynard and four grandchildren preceded her in death.

Surviving is daughter Paula Kiker of Wewoka and eight grandchildren.

 

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Jimmie Dan ‘J.D.’ ‘Shaky’ McCarley

Funeral services for Jimmie Dan "J.D." "Shaky" McCarley are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with rev. Tommy Clark officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

McCarley died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at Pioneer Nursing Home. He was 85.

He was born Feb. 10, 1920, in Texas to "Jim" James Dan McCarley and Verda M. McCarley.

On Dec. 21, 1951, he married Joyce N. (Cantrell) in Odessa, Texas. She preceded him in death on Feb. 9, 1992.

McCarley retired from Pan America Petroleum Company in Odessa, Texas working 20 years. He worked in Seminole for Century 21 for five years.

McCarley lived in Seminole County for 30 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole and of the Masonic Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Verda McCarley and his wife, Joyce Neil McCarley.

McCarley is survived by one son, Jay Dee McCarley of Seminole; daughter-in-law, Claire Branson of Oklahoma City; three grandchildren, Hunter McCarley, Megan McCarley Giddens, and Jason Dwayne McCarley; and two great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Starr Giddens, and Jayden Alan Giddens.

Pallbearers are Jason McCarley, Hunter McCarley, Eric Giddens, Mike McGruder and Ralph Adams. Honorary bearers are the Masonic Lodge’s members.

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

Nettie Viola McCluskey

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Nettie Viola McCluskey are scheduled for 2 p.m. in Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation is to begin at 1 p.m.

Interment is to follow the services at Maple Grove Cemetery.

McCluskey, 95, seamstress for Ann’s Dress Shop, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005. She was born Jan. 18, 1910 in Pauls Valley to John and Nancy Viola (Fox) Hargis.

Nettie attended Seminole High School, graduating in 1928. From the covered wagon that ran over her body and paralyzed her for months, to the jet plane that flew her to greet new grandbabies, Nettie experienced life for almost a century.

The third born of six children, she kept up with two older brothers and cared for a younger brother and two sisters. She enjoyed participating in any sport the brothers would allow.

When her sisters fell ill, she mothered their children, Douglas, Charlene, Nancy and Wanda, as they were her own.

At times life was hard, but she lived it to the fullest, always loving and protecting her daughters and grandchildren, and they in turn loved and honored their mother and grandmother. Life won’t be the same without Nettie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, on April 11, 1984.

Survivors include daughters, Verna Lou and husband Rev. Lester Bottoms of Wagoner, Vivian Louise Kirkpatrick of Marysville, Calif., Barbara Joan and husband Joe Resneder of Oklahoma City and Karen Sue Smith; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren.

Virgie McDaniel

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Virgie May McDaniel are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Maple Grove Cemetery with Father Basil Keenan, O.S.B. to officiate.

The service will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. on Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

McDaniel, 90, died Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 3, 1914 In Taft, Mo. to Samuel E. Dodd and Allie May Davis.

She married Bob McDaniel who has preceded her in death in 1983. McDaniel was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic Church.

Surviving her are niece Linda Smith and her husband Gerald of Pampa, Texas; niece Tommie Jean Campbell and her husband Ronnie of Ponca City; Kim and Joel Kingston of Hobbs, N.M.; Susan Mathis of Pampa, Texas; great-nieces, Bobby Joe Dyer of Ponca City and Jamie and Johnnie Parnell of Ponca City; four great-great nephews; three great-great nieces and special friends Tom Thomas, Betty Thomas and Tim Mize.

Donna Ruth McDonald

Donna Ruth McDonald passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2005, in Oklahoma City at the age of 64.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka with Rev. Don Ramsey officiating.

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

Donna was born Oct. 15, 1940 at Wewoka to W.A. "Bill" Horne and Ruth (Rutherford) Horne.

She attended Wewoka Schools and married Phillip McDonald in 1956 at Wewoka.

Donna was of the Baptist Faith. She belonged to American business Club and Duncan Christmas Dinners Club.

Donna was very much loved by her family and friends and will be missed very much.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors included husband Phil McDonald of the home; son, Rob McDonald of Marlow; one grandson, Jay Michael Brooks Patton of Edmond; sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis Jean Hearn and husband Ronnie and Ellen Azlin and husband Jimmy all of Wewoka; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like remembrance to be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Heart Foundation.

Pallbearers will be Tony Azlin, Jimmy Don Azlin, Shane Azlin, Tommy Azlin, Grant Smith, and Monte Phillips. Honorary bearers will be Jimmy Dale Fleming, Glen Joe Sharpe, Jim Ramsey, Don Bullard, and David Gardner.

Melvin Burnard ‘Mac’ McDonald

Melvin Burnard "Mac" McDonald of Del City, age 91, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, surrounded by his family at home.

Mac was born in August of 1913, and married Myrtle, his loving wife of 65 years, on Aug. 15, 1939.

He retired from Bond Bakery after 37 years of service, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Mac was a long time member of the Del City Church of Christ where he also served as a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program for over 25 years.

Mac is survived by his wife Myrtle, daughter and son-in-law Barbara and Melvin Thompson, son and daughter-in-law Ray and Terry McDonald, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, brothers Bill and Leon McDonald and sister Lillie Willoughby, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family received visitors at Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home at 5005 SE 29th, Del City, Tuesday March 1.

Services were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Del City Church of Christ, 1901 Vickie Dr., Del City, with a graveside service at 2 p.m. at the Little Cemetery in Little.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mac’s memory to the Meals on Wheels program at the Del City Church of Christ.

Beatrice McDowell

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Beatrice "Bea" Lee (McCoy) McDowell are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Faith Freewill Baptist Church.

Rev. Earl Scroggins will officiate with interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

McDowell, 69, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005 at Holdenville. She was born June 23, 1936 in Holdenville to Walter McCoy and Myrtle (Ross) McCoy.

She graduated from Holdenville High School and Shawnee Beauty College.

McDowell was self-employed as a cosmetologist for a number of years. She was a member of Faith Freewill Baptist church and Thunderbirds Cosmetologist Association.

She married Gene McDowell in Ada.

Her parents; son, Richard Allen McDowell; daughter, Terri Robertson; sister, Janie Marsh and several nieces and nephews preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Gene of the home; son, Bert Gene McDowell of Wewoka; daughter, Debbie Long of Mena, Ark. and 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

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Ray McElroy

Funeral service for Seminole resident Ray McElroy will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Chris Stinnett officiating.

Services will conclude at the chapel. He will be laid to rest at Little Cemetery in Seminole County.

Ray McElroy, age 83, passed away, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at Seminole Medical Center. He was born Oct. 5, 1921 in Weleetka, Okla. to Frank Garrison and Flora Marcella (Sims) McElroy.

He married Frances (Cornett) on Jan. 9, 1947 in Yuma, Ariz. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Seminole and was a former mason.

McElroy was a tech sergeant serving in General Patton’s Army at the Battle of the Bulge where he performed heroically, earning several medals including the Bronze Star.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

His parents, four sisters, one brother and a grandson precede him in death.

He is survived by his wife Frances McElroy of the home; four daughters, Nancy Riley of Fond Du Lac, Wis., Diana Cook of Iowa City, Iowa, Joanne and husband David Kiker of Placitas, N. M. and Kathy and husband Roy Kommel of Atwater, Ohio and one son Gary and wife Charlotte of Midlothian, Texas.

Six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive him.

Arrangements are being handled by Swearingen Funeral Home, Inc., 100 West Strothers, Seminole, Okla.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to the Hope Harbor Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1047, Claremore, OK 74018.

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

 

 

 

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Clovis Clyde McIninch, 87, passed away Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005 in Oklahoma City.

He was born Nov. 19, 1917 in Wanette to Wes and Emma (Landsdown) McIninch.

Clovis served his country proudly in the United States Navy for 21 years.

After retiring from the U.S. Navy, he went to work for civil service at Tinker AFB for 20 years before retiring in 1978.

Clovis is survived by his wife, Annie McIninch; one son, Steve McIninch of Dallas, Texas; and one brother, Joe Snodgrass and wife Helen of Shawnee.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Millard McIninch.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, in Resthaven Memory Gardens under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, SW 104th and Walker, Oklahoma City.

 

 

 

Mary Lee McKibbin

Funeral services for Mary Lee McKibbin will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Interment will follow at Resthaven Cemetery and be officiated by Bro. Home and Bro. Jones.

McKibbin, 78, died Sunday June 19 2005.she was born on June 13,1927 in Strawn, Texas to Lee Dulaney and Ola (Mercer) Dulaney.

Her parents, stepfather Chester Keeton, two sisters; Ruby Goins and Lilian Boggs and one brother, T.C. Dulaney, preceded her in death.

Survivors include husband Eugene McKibbin; sons Eugene Skidmore, Ricky McKibbin both of Wewoka; daughter Sheri Oklahoma City; five grandchildren and one sister, Linda Curb, of Post Texas.

Pallbearers include Larry Sawyer, Judge Sawyer, Ronnie Keesee, Butch Houser, Matt Able, Micah Able.

Honorary pallbearers include Jack Erwin, Steve Evans, Austin Evans, Bud Melton, and Men of Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dora McKinney

Funeral services for Seminole native Dora Virginia McKinney are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

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

McKinney, age 89, of Bedford, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005 at Bishop Davies Nursing Home in Bedford.

Dora was born on March 18, 1916 to John and Alice (Morgan) Knight in Seminole. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Seminole.

She is survived by one daughter, Rae Underberger of Bedford, Texas; two sons, Bart J. Walker of Mandeville, La. and Fred Walker of Springfield, Mo. and one stepson, Raymond Walker of Wichita, Kan.

In addition, three brothers, Jake Knight of Seminole, Johnny Lee Knight of Rockwell, Texas and Joe Knight of Buckeye, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Kelly Myers, Shelly Wynn, Virginia Walker, Madison Walker and Melissa Olivia and seven great-grandchildren survive her.

Messages of condolences to the family may be sent online at the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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Howard Ray McLaughlin

Funeral services for Seminole resident Howard Ray McLaughlin are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment is set to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Shawnee under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

McLaughlin died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, in his home. He was 70.

He was born Jan. 23, 1935, to Robert Daniel McLaughlin and Goldie Mae Reinking in Carnegie.

McLaughlin moved to Seminole nine years ago.

He retired from the Shawnee Milling Co.

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

McLaughlin is survived by two sons, Michael and Dan McLaughlin of Shawnee; one daughter, Diana Heffley of Midwest City; one brother, Vernon McLaughlin of Shawnee; one sister, Mildred Edmonds of Longview, Miss.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent to www.swearingenfuneralhome.com, online.

Fredrick McNaughton

Private services for former Wewoka resident Fredrick Michael McNaughton were held Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005 at Oakwood Cemetery.

McNaughton, 52, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005 in Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Houston, Texas.

He was born Aug. 7, 1953 in Wewoka to T.J. McNaughton and Edith (Young) McNaughton. He graduated from Wewoka High School.

Fredrick Michael is preceded in death by his parents.

Surviving is his son, Chad McNaughton of Mid West City; daughter, Jillian McNaughton of Mid West City and brother, Tim McNaughton of Wewoka.

Anna Faye Merrell

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Anna Faye Merrell are set for 1:30 p.m. Friday, at Moore’s Eastlawn Chapel in Tulsa.

Services will be under the direction of Moore’s Eastlawn Chapel of Tulsa.

Interment will follow, at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Merrell died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at the age of 94.

She was born Oct. 28, 1910, in Roff, to Ben and Ida Leona King.

Merrell graduated from East Central State College in Ada, now known as East Central University, with a bachelor’s degree.

She taught school in Tulsa for 30 years.

Merrell was a member of the Tulsa Farm Club and the American and Oklahoma Black Angus Associations. She was an Eastern Star Past Worthy Matron, a lifetime certified teacher, a world traveler, and a rancher.

Merrell was preceded in death by her husband Clint N. Merrell in 2000, and four grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter Patti Merrell of Silver City, N.M.

Don Ray Metzger

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Don Ray Metzger were held at Baker Funeral Home Chapel, West Columbia, Texas on Monday, March 28 at 2 p.m.

Rev. Dave Barclay presided over the services and interment took place at Resthaven Cemetery, Oklahoma City, on Wednesday, March 30.

Metzger, 44, resided and died in West Columbia, Texas on Friday, March 25, 2005. He was born Nov. 6, 1960 in Seminole to Glenn and Julia Metzger.

His father preceded him in death.

Surviving him is his son Casey Metzger of West Columbia; mother Julia Metzger of West Columbia and his brother David Metzger of Bellaire, Texas.

 

James N. Milam

Wake services for Wewoka resident James N. Milam are scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel and funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Interment is to follow at Johnson Family Cemetery with Rev. Emerson Falls to officiate, and assisted by Andrew Johnson.

Milam died Monday, July 18, 2005 in Oklahoma City at the age of 76. He was born Jan. 29, 1929 in Ada to John and Elizabeth (Johnson) Milam.

Milam attended school at Chilocco School and after graduating he entered the United States Marines and served in the Korean War as a photographer.

He retired from the service as a staff sergeant in 1968.

Milam worked for the State of Oklahoma as a photographer and he served two years as assistant chief and four years as Principal Chief from 1979 to 1985.

He was a member of the Nurcup-Harjo Band and a member of the Country Estates Baptist Church of Midwest City.

Milam married Jane Wilson Jan. 29, 1971 in Wewoka and to this union four children were born.

One brother, Bobby Edward Johnson, and his parents preceded him in death.

Survivors include wife Jane of the home; daughters Rhonda Milam of Oklahoma City and Jane Elizabeth Milam of Seneca, Mo.; sons Russell Keith Lumpouth of El Reno and Robert Brian Milam of Oklahoma City; sisters, Jeanne Moore of Russellville, Ark. and Jo Usher of Brunswick, Ga.

In addition, he has two stepbrothers, Edward and Edwin Pate of Norman and five grandchildren and one great-grandchild surviving him.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Moore, Keith Moore, Rufus Buddy Cox, Darryl Chotkey, James Davis and Katcv Jones.

Honorary bearers will be Marion Tinker Jones, Brian Jones, Mike Spann, Royce Lee Spann, Marvin Alexander and Ted Felix.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Venita Miller

Graveside services for Seminole resident Venita Mae (Whitney) Miller are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Russell Ryker will officiate and the arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Miller, 76, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005 at Seminole Municipal Hospital. She was born June 30, 1929 in West Point, Calif. to Hans and Ethel (Cambell) Whitney.

She married Herman Emil Miller in West Point, Calif. in 1948 and was a homemaker.

Her parents; husband; two daughters, Barbara Decaillet and Judy Miller and two granddaughters, Angel Miller and Jennie Miller preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Johnny Miller of Riovista, Calif. And David Miller of Reno, Nev.; four daughters, Sandra Davis of Cromwell, Shirley Miller of Covelo, Calif., Debbie Miller of Sana Rosa, Calif. and Wanda Miller of Seminole; one brother, Jerry Whitney of West Point, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

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Velma M. Millsap

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Velma M. Millsap are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home chapel with Mitch Williams officiating.

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

Millsap died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, at the Shawnee Care Center in Shawnee. She was 94.

She was born Nov. 8, 1910, in Hazel to Robert L. Wood and Jessie J. (Norris) Wood.

On Sept. 8, 1925, she married Jesse Millsap in Hazel.

In 1942, Millsap moved to Evansville, Ind. to work as a riveter in the aircraft field during the war. Upon returning to Oklahoma, she worked and retired from Spartan Air Craft in Tulsa. After 18 years in the aircraft field she returned to Hazel.

Millsap was a member of the Assembly of God church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Millsap of 51 years; her mother and father; and four siblings.

Millsap is survived by one daughter, Wanda Moss of Shawnee; one brother, Leon Wood of Sulphur; and one sister, Juanita Knowles of Bowlegs.

Tony Mitchell

Funeral services for Tony Mitchell, father of Seminole County resident Danny Mitchell, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial followed in the Mitchell Family Cemetery in Dustin. Services were officiated by Revs. Josie Mitchell, Richmond Carr and Charles Mitchell.

Mitchell died Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City where he had been a patient for some time. He was 75.

He was born May 8, 1930, in Dustin to Daniel and Lydia (Simpson) Mitchell.

He attended schools in the Dustin and Wetumka areas and then went to Bacone College in Muskogee.

In 1950, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in January of 1954.

After returning home, he married Cilla Harjo.

The Creek Nation employed him as a carpenter in Building Construction.

His parents Daniel and Lydia Mitchell and his wife Cilla Mitchell who passed away in 1976 preceded him in death.

He is survived by Jean Mitchell of the home; children, Danny Mitchell, Johnny Mitchell, Jason Mitchell, Anthony Mitchell, Tana Hicks, and Judith Garza; brothers, Rev. Joe Mitchell and Johnny K. Mitchell; sisters, Martha Ned, Hannah Tiger, Nellie West, and Mary; 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Daniel Mitchell, Chebon Harjo, Jakie Ryan Mitchell, Shane Mitchell, Henry Hicks IV, and Yona McCarter.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schumacher Funeral Home of Okemah.

Fred Mode

Memorial services for former Seminole resident Fred Mode are scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday at Jones Mortuary located at 115 S. Main Street, Lakeport, Calif.

Cremation will be by Lake County Memorial Crematory with burial at Hartley Cemetery. The arrangements are under the direction of Jones Mortuary.

Mode, 55, of Lake County, California, died Saturday, march 19, 2005. He was born Oct. 2, 1949 in Seminole to Randall and Betty Mode.

He served in the United States Army from 1967 – 1970.

His father, former Assistant Fire Chief of Seminole, preceded him in death.

Surviving him is his mother, Betty Romans of Kelseyville, Calif.; sister, Bobbie Oxnam of Lucerne, Calif.; brothers, John Kelley of Santa Rosa, Calif., Paul Kelley of Redding, Calif., Ronald Oxnam of Nice, Calif. and Melvin Oxnam of Los Gatos, Calif.

Thomas Moneypenny

Funeral services for Cromwell resident Thomas "Tommy" Lynn Moneypenny are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at the Butner High School Auditorium in Cromwell.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the services, which will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Burial is set to follow at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole.

Moneypenny died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at the age of 62, in Fayetteville, Ark.

He was born Feb. 6, 1943, in Baltimore, Md., to Harvey Moneypenny and Beulah (Baldwin) Moneypenny.

Moneypenny attended Prairie Valley High School in the Little area, and graduated in the class of 1961.

He received his B.S. from Central State University in Edmond, and received his master’s degree in education from East Central State University.

He was a teacher and girls’ basketball coach, first at Strother, from 1968 to 1974, and then at Butner High School, from 1974 until his retirement in 1999.

Moneypenny was one of the state’s winningest girls’ basketball coaches, taking several teams to the state playoffs and winning multiple district and area titles.

In 1995, he coached the All-State Girls Basketball team.

He taught sociology, psychology, math, and driver’s education.

Moneypenny was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cromwell.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Dickerson.

Moneypenny is survived by three sons: Robert Moneypenny, of Runaway Bay, Texas, Russell Moneypenny, of Owasso, and Randy Moneypenny, of St. Cloud, Minn.; one brother, Roy Moneypenny, of Fairview; one sister, Margaret Fincher, of Cromwell; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Terry Groves, Wendall Payne, Clay Eubanks, Cory Eubanks, Stan Taylor, Dennis Eubanks, and Clint Eubanks. Honorary bearers are: James Estep, Gene Coats, Jack DeShields, Kenny Dickerson, Rodney Sanders, Ted Tucker, and Buck Bear.

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

Arthur Moore

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Arthur "Archie" Allen Moore are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Green Hill Cemetery in Lindsay with Rev. Kenneth Romines officiating.

The funeral arrangements are under the direction of the B.G. Boydston Funeral Home in Lindsay.

Arthur "Archie" Moore died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005. He was born on Feb. 4, 1939 in Seminole to Howard William and Uela Moore.

He graduated from Seminole High School and married Joan Sue Cobb on Aug. 14, 1958 in Seminole.

He worked in the oilfield services industry for 44 years, beginning with Cabot Corporation, which later became National Oilwell in Lindsay.

He attended the Calvary Baptist Church and he enjoyed his time fishing, camping, traveling with his RV, woodworking and spending time with his family.

His wife; two daughters, Cindy Sue Grumbles and Deena June Moore; one son, Terry Wayne "Bo" Moore and five grandchildren survive him.

Pallbearers include Ricky Martin, Sam Shipley, Kenny Cook, Tommy Burrell, Tony Gordon and Matt Robbins.

Honorary pallbearers for the service will be the employees of National Oilwell, Lindsay.

Condolences may be sent to the Moore family online at www.boydstonfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Dessell Moore

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Dessell H. Moore are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Pine Log Baptist Church in Pine Log, Ark.

George Harjoche and Elton Pennington are to officiate and interment is to follow at Pine Log Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Moore, 94, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005 in Seminole. She was born Feb. 23, 1911 in Barber, Ark. to Chester Nevadd Godwin and Sarah Jane (Jones).

She married Jessie Webster Moore on March 8, 1930 in Dayton, Ark. And she has been a Seminole resident for 65 years.

Moore was a homemaker and member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Her parents, husband Jessie (April 26, 1988) and one son Jessie Webster Moore Jr. (1996) preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Archie Moore of Shawnee and Sid Moore of Summers, Ark.; four daughters, Juhree Moore of Seminole, Jeanette Dewitt of Roland, Sue Rowland and Billie Faye Walker, both of Seminole; 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren.

Casket bearers for the services will be Glen Moore, Steve Moore, Tony Moore, Tim Moore, Justin Moore and Scott Moore.

Honorary bearers are Sam Godwin, Elmer Quick, Charles Moore and Leroy Montgomery.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vica Weston Moore

Funeral services for Vica Weston Moore are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Vondel L. Smith and Son Mortuaries Chapel.

She will be laid to rest beside her husband and son in Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

Moore, 93, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, April 1, 2005. She was born to George Thornton Weston and Lou Ellen Cotton on March 13, 1912 in Hot Springs, Ark.

Vica was married to Walter F. Moore for more than 60 years and he passed away in 1990.

She had two children, Walter Moore Jr., who died in 1970 and a daughter, Nadine, who died in infancy.

Vica served her country in World War II by working for Douglas Aircraft as a "Rosie the Riveter." She also worked for South Community Hospital in Oklahoma City as a nutritionist.

She was member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Tecumseh and enjoyed the services and fellowship every Sunday.

Having reached her 93rd birthday, Vica took pride in being the oldest living Weston in memory.

She was a member of a large family and is survived by her two youngest sisters, Ruth Goleman of Bartlesville and Strilla Christian of Lovington, N.M.

Vica has dozens of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews, all who will forever miss their "Aunt Vicey."

Thomas Moppin

Funeral services are scheduled for Seminole resident Thomas Moppin for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Officiating will be Rev. Allen Wood and Rev. Frank Moppin with interment at Little Cemetery.

Moppin, age 81, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2005 at Ada. He was born in Hazel, Okla. near Konawa, Nov. 15, 1923 to James Moppin and Anna (Factor) Moppin.

He attended Hazel Elementary School and was a member of Wolf Freewill Baptist Church.

Tom retired at Holdenville Hospital in the maintenance department and was an avid bowler.

He married his first wife Misselda Tiger April 7, 1961, and she preceded him in death. Thomas later married Leona Johnson Aug. 18, 1985 in Seminole.

His parents, one sister Almira Deatherage and one brother Harry Moppin preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife Leona of the home, brother Kenneth Moppin of Tracy, Calif., and several nieces and nephews and a great host of friends.

Faron Morgan

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident Faron Morgan were held at 10:30 a.m. today at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Pam Shirk officiating.

Interment followed services at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Morgan, 49, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005 in Shawnee. He was born in Seminole Nov. 26, 1955 to Carl and June (Hudson) Morgan. He attended Konawa High school.

He married Roberta Neal on Nov. 25, 1977 and was a foreman for Seminole County District #1 and Ranch Foreman for Swan Ranch near Konawa for over 30 years.

Morgan attended First United Methodist Church, was a member of Seminole County Fair Board, and was a booster to FFA and Young Farmer group of FFA.

His grandparents preceded him in death.

He is survived by his parents of Konawa; his wife of the home; two sons, Joe Morgan of Konawa and Clifton Morgan of Maud; daughter Crystal Graham of Konawa; three sisters, Tifawna Morgan, Ramona Sexton and DeAngela Hicks, all of Konawa and three granddaughters.

Casket bearers for the service were Tonnie Harjo, Allen Foster and the men of Seminole County District # 1.

Floyd Morris

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident Floyd Morris are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, at Hudson-Phillips Chapel with Jimmy Freeman officiating.

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

Morris died Sunday, April 24, 2005, at the age of 48.

He was born Oct. 16, 1956, to Melvin and Hazel Morris in Bakersfield, Calif.

He was married to Tracey Morris for 16 years.

Morris was employed in the oilfield industry for 25 years.

He was a camper, played dominoes and spent time with his family.

Morris was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Joy Morris.

He is survived by his wife, Tracey of the home; three sons, Zachary Morris, Kyle Moore of Sasakwa and Chad Morris of Okmulgee; two daughters, Sydney Morris, and Kristal Griffin of Ada; one sister, Tracey Kay Morris of Spokane, Wash.; one grandson and two granddaughters.

Pallbearers are Donny Harris, Tom Livesay, Darin Griffin, Randy Coody, Graig Robinson, Royce Welch and Larry Harris. Honorary bearers are Gary Welch, Gary Kilpatrick, Jeff Harris, Kyle Moore, Phil Whitlock, Chad Morris, Martin Cargill, Shawn Ward, Stoney Ward and Justin East.

Hazel Morris

HOLDENVILLE – Funeral services for Hazel Morris, mother of Sasakwa resident Floyd Morris, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Jan. 11 at Hudson-Phillips Chapel.

Rev. Meredith Robinson will officiate.

Burial will follow at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Morris died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, in Holdenville at the age of 86.

She was born Jan. 13, 1918, in Wannette to A.B. and Tennessee (Wright) Baxter.

She was married to Melvin Morris on Aug. 25, 1949, in Tulsa. They made their home in Bakersfield.

In 1964, they returned to Holdenville, where she worked at Seam Pruf for 10 years.

She owned and operated Estes Motel in Holdenville for 10 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one brother, Tommie Baxter; and one daughter, Joy Morris.

Survivors include her son, Floyd Morris of Sasakwa; one daughter, Tracy Kay of Spokane, Wash.; four brothers, Adrian Allan Baxter, Holdenville, Floyd "Pete" Baxter, Rolla, Mo., Doyle Baxter, Blythe, Calif., and Donnie Baxter, Bartlesville; two sisters, Lois Rossman, Eugene, Ore., and Dorothy Baylas, Shawnee; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Nora Lee Morris

Graveside services for Seminole resident Nora Lee Morris were held at 11 a.m. today at Resthaven Memorial Park, in the Garden of the Cross.

The services are under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

Morris, age 94, passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005. Nora was born April 30, 1911 in Fletcher to W.T. Carson and Lillie Mae (Griffin) Carson.

On Nov. 28, 1931, Nora married Perry E. (Chuck) Morris in Holdenville. They moved to Seminole from Allen and had two children, Barbara Jean (Morris) Britt and John Morris. Nora and Chuck were married for 49 years.

She worked at the Glass Factory in Ada when she was younger, but spent most of her life as a homemaker. Nora was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ada.

Her parents, her husband (1980), three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

She is survived by her two children, Barbara Britt and Terrell of Seminole and John Morris and Beverly of Seminole; three grandsons, Randy Britt and friend Audra of Seminole, Terry Britt of Midwest City and Rod Britt and Glenda of Shawnee; four great-grandchildren, Jacob Britt and Casey Britt of Davenport and Taylor Britt and Scotlyn Britt of Shawnee and numerous nieces, nephews and many wonderful friends.

The Britt and Morris families would like to thank the entire staff at Seminole Estates Nursing Center, who gave of themselves, all the love and care to Nora Morris and her family. Each and everyone gave the blessing of human kindness.

God Bless Everyone.

 

Vela Morris

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Vela Morris are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

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

Morris, 92, died Thursday, March 24, 2005. She was born June 1, 1913 in Conway, Ark. to James and Lula (Gunn) Finton.

She married Joe Morris on Aug. 13, 1942 in Wewoka.

Morris came to Wewoka in 1923, graduating from Wewoka Schools. She has worked in various jobs with the most recent being Chaney Drug, prior to her retirement.

Her parents, husband, five brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.

Survivors include three nephews Jimmy Simpson of Bakersville, Calif., Mike Jenkins of McLain, Texas and Richard Lemon of Wewoka and two nieces, Pat Stober of Richardson, Texas and Kathleen Gibson of Wewoka.

 

Clanan Morrison

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Clanan (Sockman) Morrison are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Rev. Clive Cochran of Rockhill Baptist Church is to officiate with burial to take place at Sowatske Cemetery in Seminole.

Services are under the direction of Myers Mortuary in Wewoka.

Morrison, 64, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005 in Oklahoma City. He was born Dec. 20, 1941 in Seminole County to Sonny and Vina (Deail) Morrison.

He lived in Seminole County all of his life and worked for Seminole Oil Company for 10 years and Dowell Oil for five years. Morrison was a member of Rockhill Baptist Church.

His parents; two brothers, A.B. and Cullie and two sisters, Bertheen and Irene preceded him in death.

Surviving are sons, Anthony Morrison, Terrance Morrison and Clanan Morrison Jr., all of Oklahoma City; daughter, LaTonya Morrison; brothers, Harvey Hayes Morrison of Saginaw, Mich., Denver C. Malone of Seminole, Richard John Cochran of Oklahoma City and Bennie John Cochran of Seminole; sisters, Clemmie Daniels of Denver, Col., Demple Tellie of Midwest City, Christine Wimbush of Wewoka, Rovan Jenkins of Allens, Dora Thomas of Shawnee, Tillie Bizzell of Spencer, Dianna Lewis of Wewoka, Luretta Hornsby of Hobbs, N.M. and Opal Griffins of Phoenix, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

 

Rose Morrison

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Rose Marie (Price) Morrison are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at New Lima High School auditorium.

Interment is to follow services at Lima Cemetery under the direction of Howard-Harris Funeral Home in Oklahoma City.

Morrison, 52, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005 at her Oklahoma City residence. She was born July 4, 1953 in New Lima to Thelma and Lee Earnest Price Sr.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving are her five children, Anthony, Marcus, Christy, Clarence and Scotty; two sisters, Shirley Sanders of Seminole and Vernetta Ransom of Oklahoma City and two brothers, Lee E. Price Jr. and Charles Price, both of Oklahoma City.

 

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Bertha (Moutaw) Morton

Funeral services for Seminole resident Bertha "Marie" (Moutaw) Morton are set for 2 p.m. Monday, at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Seminole, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Rev. David McDougal and Colt Kreeger are scheduled to officiate the services.

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Morton died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at home, at the age of 85.

She was born May 19, 1919, in Maud, to Joseph Louis Moutaw and Florence (Wise) Moutaw.

She married Virgil Morton on Nov. 11, 1946, in Seminole. Virgil preceded her in death in January of 1995.

Morton worked for Douglas Aircraft in Oklahoma City for two years, Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kan., for 17 years, and the Nellie Don Factory in Nevada, Mo., for 20 years.

She lived in Seminole for 14 years, after moving here from Nevada, Mo.

She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Seminole.

Besides her husband, Morton was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Alvin Moutaw, Floyd (Rod) Moutaw, and E.L. Lancaster.

She is survived by two sons, LeRoy Lancaster and Jerry Don Lancaster, both of Seminole; one step-son, Robert (Bob) Morton, of Nevada, Mo.; one daughter, Lavonne Ware, Seminole; a brother, James Moutaw, of Harjo; one sister, Betty Jo Gamble of Seminole; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

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

Casket bearers for Morton are slated to be Jeff Dean, Kyle Kreeger, Shane Sorrels, Brad Lancaster, Scott Lancaster, and Colt Kreeger.

Honorary bearers are Herman Wilson, Harvey Young, Pete Stawley, Howard Young, Curtis Jacobs, Barry Lancaster, and John Knight.

Shirley Alice Asbury Mosley

Memorial services for former Seminole resident, Shirley Mosley, are scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday at Barnard Memorial United Methodist Church in Holdenville. Rev. Joe Robinson is set to officiate under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Mosley died in an auto accident with her daughter on Sunday, June 12, 2005, in Elk City. She was 75.

Mosley was born Oct. 16, 1930, in Luther to Luke and Cleta Asbury.

She was raised in Seminole and attended school in Mountain View, Butner and Ferguson. She graduated from Tulsa Central High School and worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for Mosley Well Service for many years.

On Aug. 16, 1948, she married Curtis Mosley in Chandler. He preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 2004.

Mosley hobbies included collecting teacups and she had many cookbooks.

She often spent time with her daughter and grandchildren.

Mosley is survived by one sister, Betty Phillips of Spencer and two grandchildren.

Grace E. Muir

Funeral services for former Wewoka High School teacher Grace E. Muir are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Wewoka. Viewings are scheduled for Thursday and Friday at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

Muir died on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005. She was 97.

Muir was born in Enid, where she grew up, on March 4, 1908, the youngest of 10 children. She attended Phillips University in Enid and graduated with two degrees, a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Oratory degree.

On May 25, 1935, she married Orville A. Muir. They were married for 70 years.

Muir taught English, speech, public speaking, debate and drama at Wewoka High School. She also participated in various clubs and church work. She belonged to P.E.O., Athenam Club, Garden Club, AAUW, and the Order of the Eastern Star where at one time she was Worthy Matron.

Her daughter, Joyce Wolf, preceded her in death.

Muir is survived by her husband, Orville; two daughters, Gloria Mundell of Lakewood, Colo., and Linda Ferguson of San Dimas, Calif.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Martha Belle Myers

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole County resident Martha Belle (Knowles) Myers are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield to officiate.

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

Myers, 85, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2005 at Norman Oklahoma Grace Living Center in Norman. She was born Feb. 6, 1920 in Harjo, Okla. to Phillip E. Knowles and Gertrude Hannon.

She married Melvin Myers in August 1938 in Holdenville and was a homemaker.

Myers was a member of Congregational Methodist Church and was a Sunday school teacher and a very committed Christian.

Her parents and her husband (died Aug. 23, 2003) preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald Myers of Norman and Leonard Myers of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Connie Jaggers of Tulsa; two sisters, Ollie Roper of Tecumseh and Alma Ruth Hopper of Pink; 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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Daniel Newman

Memorial services for former Wewoka resident Daniel Keith Newman, of Chandler, were held at 2 p.m. yesterday at the First Baptist Church in Chandler with Rev. Rick Blackwell officiating.

Services were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Chandler.

Newman, 72, died Saturday, March 12, 2005 at his home. He was born in Wewoka June 19, 1932 to James Palmer and Ellen (Hooper) Newman.

He worked for the Wewoka Fire Department before joining the United States Army in 1953.

Upon his return from service he became an Oklahoma Highway Patrolman and retired with over 25 years of service.

He married Kathy Brown in Chandler on December 6, 1986 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chandler.

His parents, one brother and three sisters preceded him in death.

Surviving him is his wife, Kathy Newman of the home; two sons, Mark Allen Newman of Wewoka and Todd LeAlan Herrmann of Tryon and four daughters, Kimberlee Dannette Edwards of New Port, Ark., Janet Grissom of Wewoka, Teresa Lynette Trammell of Oklahoma City and Marsha Michelle Wilson of Agra.

A guest book is available to share memories online at www.ParksBrothers.net.

 

Brooklin Nichols

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka for one-month old Brooklin Noel Nichols.

Nichols died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005. She was born July 13, 2005 in Oklahoma City to Amanda Nichols.

Surviving is her mother of El Reno; one sister, Madison Nichols of El Reno; grandparents, Marsha and Dave Nichols of El Reno and maternal grandmother Delores Jackson of Wewoka.

Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka is handling the local arrangements.

 

Bill Gene Nicholson

Graveside services for Bill Gene Nicholson, son of Seminole resident Vina Nicholson, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Little Cemetery with Brother Woods of the Wolf Free Will Baptist Church officiating.

Viewing was set to run from noon until 8 p.m. today at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home. Interment is under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Okmulgee.

Nicholson died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at Okmulgee Memorial Hospital. He was 64.

He was born to Randall and Vina (Tidwell) Nicholson in Prague on March 4, 1940.

On Oct. 11, 1957, Nicholson married Kathleen Drumright in Anadarko.

He was a member of the National Guard and the Free Will Baptist Church.

Nicholson often worked on cars and his old truck.

He retired as a building inspector for the City of Okmulgee and was a member of IBEW Local 584.

His father, Randall Nicholson, preceded him in death.

Nicholson is survived by his wife Kathleen (Drumright) Nicholson of the home; daughter, Tina Taylor; sons, Timmy, Ricky and Michael Nicholson; his mother, Vina Nicholson of Seminole; and three grandsons.

Phillip Nicholson

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Phillip Eric Nicholson are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Thrace Cemetery near Bowlegs with Rev. Roy Robertson to officiate.

The interment will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Nicholson, 64, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005 at Seminole Medical Center. He was born Nov. 7, 1940 in Seminole to Eric and Esther (Wright) Nicholson Fowler.

He graduated from Seminole High School in 1959 and attended Seminole Junior College for two years and then Barber College.

Nicholson married Margaret Matthews on Nov. 10, 1983 in Bowlegs. Nicholson was a barber for 20 years, then worked as a security guard at Wrangler before retiring in 1996.

His father, mother and stepfather, Bud Fowler all preceded him in death.

Surviving him is his wife Margaret Nicholson of their Bowlegs home; six daughters, Johnna Nicholson and Chelsea Nicholson, both of the home, Julie Riddle of Wewoka, Angie Richardson of Seminole, Kay Dominquez of Arlinton, Texas and Shanna Johnson of Enid; one son, Eric Nicholson of Tulsa; five grandsons and five granddaughters.

Casket bearers for the service will be Clifford Stafford, Rick Carter, Zak King, James riddle, Donny Skaggs and Trey Richardson.

Honorary bearers will be Hoyle Schlutter, Ronnie Richardson, Jimmy Mitchell, Wayne Matthews, Kenneth Matthews, Bob Northcott, Gene Skaggs and John Smith.

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

 

Wilma "Wood" Noah

Funeral service for Wilma "Wood" Noah were held Thursday at Memorial Park in Ada with arrangements under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

She was born in May of 1913 to R.L. and Maud (Sharp) Norman in Francis. Due to the death of her mother R.L. and Minnie Norman raised her.

She grew up in the Sasakwa area and married Lawrence B. Wood. After his death she later remarried to Bud Noah and he also preceded her in death.

Her three parents; two husbands; four brothers, G.L. Norman, Clyde Norman, Meredith Norman, and Robert S. Norman; three sisters, Atha Pickens, Jean Turpin and Beatrice Bullock preceded her in death.

Survivors are adopted daughter Jeannie Chandler; five nephews, Richard Norman, Richard Pickens, Tommy Norman, Lynn Norman and Rob Norman; six nieces, Betty Jean Smith, Linda Surber, Clydette Jones, Susan Norman, Candace Norman, and Patsy Rideout; and three grandchildren.

Remembrance can be made to Church of Christ of Seminole Nation Museum in Wewoka.

 

 

Harry Nogle

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident Harry Elroy Nogle are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Sasakwa Assembly of God Church.

Rev. Wesley Martin and Rev. John Lively are to officiate.

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

Nogle, 86, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 in Oklahoma City. He was born June 8, 1919 in Belfield, N.D. to Bartley Nogle and Nettie (Goins) Nogle.

He served in World War II and the Korean War and was of the Presbyterian faith.

Nogle worked in construction and retired from the BIA at Chilocco Indian School and has been a Sasakwa resident since 1980.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Artie (Wilson) Nogle of Sasakwa; sons, Thomas Nogle and Harry Dean Nogle, both of Abilene, Texas; stepson, Roy Brown Jr. of Wewoka; daughter, Stephanie Ruth Hettenbach of Salina, Kan.; stepdaughters, Patricia Thompson and Karen McFaeran, both of Sasakwa and Deborah Epperly of Hooker, Okla.

In addition, brother, Sullivan Nogle of Cayuga, Ind., 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive him.

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Lonnie Norman

Graveside services for longtime Konawa area resident Lonnie Norman are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka with Rev. Drew Issacs officiating.

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

Norman, 59, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005 at Norman Veterans Center. He was born July 10, 1945 in McAlester to John Edward and Claretta (Merriman) Norman.

He has lived in Konawa for the past 32 years and worked as a road grader operator for Seminole County District #2. Prior to this he worked in District #1 and #2 for the past 17 years.

Norman was a spec-4 veteran with the United States Army and was a member of the VFW post in Konawa.

His father preceded him in death.

Surviving him is his mother of Konawa; daughter Ashley Norman of Konawa and three brothers, Charles Norman of Shawnee, R.C. Norman of Konawa and Nolan Norman of Prague.

Howard Nunnelley

Private family services will be scheduled at a later date at Little Cemetery for longtime Seminole resident Howard Clint Nunnelley.

Arrangements are being handled by Swearingen Funeral Home.

Nunnelley, 52, died Friday, March 4, 2005 at Seminole Medical Center. He was born Nov. 17, 1952 in Redding, Calif. to Herman Caywood Nunnelley and Ima (Watts) Nunnelley.

He attended Strother Schools. Nunnelley married Kyla Jean Leonra in Seminole on Nov. 4, 1978.

Nunnelley worked as a roughneck in the Seminole area oilfields and was a jack of all trades. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving him is his wife of the home; three sons, Houston Craig Nunnelley of Waterloo, Iowa, Holland Chad Nunnelley of Earlsboro and Hagen Caleb Nunnelley of Seminole; three sisters, Faye Cook of Eufaula, Reta Davison of Seminole and Debbie Cawkens of Shawnee and two grandchildren.

 

Naomi Oakes

Funeral services for Seminole native Naomi Ruth Oakes are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery Chapel under the direction of Ford Funeral Home of Midwest City.

Oakes died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, at her home in Del City.

She was born June 4, 1946, in Seminole, to William Roy and Mary Dona Sibley.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and her hobbies included garage sales.

Survivors include her son, Roy Wayne Oakes of Tuttle; one brother, Jack Sibley, Midwest City; four sisters, Towanda Young of Seminole, Billie Parks of Greenville, Ind., Delorise Melton, York, S.C., and Linda Hughes, Perryton, Texas; and six grandchildren.

 

Alma Irene Coder Oaks

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Alma Irene Coder Oaks will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Waples United Methodist Church with Dr. Jim Bowden officiating.

Interment will be Wednesday at Okmulgee Cemetery. Family visitation is scheduled for tonight from 7 to 8:00 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Home.

Alma Irene Coder Oaks, age 90, of Denison, passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 at Texhoma Medical Center in Denison. She was born on Feb. 4, 1915 in Okmulgee to Harvey and Phoebe (Nower) Coder.

She graduated from Okmulgee High School at the age of 16 and received her college degree in fine arts from Okmulgee College in 1934.

Oaks married James Earl Oaks on Aug. 18, 1934 in Eufaula. She and her husband had been married 65 years.

The couple lived in Okmulgee until 1941, when Earl was transferred to Wewoka. They moved to Denison in 1958 and lived there until 1966 when they were transferred to Electra, Texas and returned to Denison in 1998.

She was a member of the Criterian Class at Waples Methodist Church and taught Sunday school at the First Methodist Church to pre-schoolers for many years while living in Wewoka.

Oak was a den mother for her son’s cub scouts and for her daughters’ campfire girls organizations.

She and her husband were experienced ballroom dancers and belonged to several ballroom clubs through out the years in Wewoka and Okmulgee.

Oaks had been an avid bridge player for the last 65 years and played duplicate bridge and accrued master points. Alma had been an active member of the Wewoka Bridge Club, and several bridge groups in Denison over the years. She was also an active member in the Wewoka Garden Club.

Surviving are her three children, Joyce Oaks Moor of Broken Arrow, Karyl Oaks Welch of Sherman, Texas and Jim Oaks of Pottsboro, Texas; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two step-grandsons.

Her husband, James E. Oaks in 1999, parents, Harvey and Phoebe Coder, two brothers, H. C. and Earnest Coder and one daughter, Barbara Diane Oaks, preceded Alma in death in 1942.

Pallbearers will be Barrett Oaks, Jim Oaks, Robb McCauley, Jon Moor, Bob Welch and Jimmy James. Honorary pallbearers are Frank Darnell, Orvid Collins, Ab White, and Jack Kempsy.

Arrangements are under the directions of Fisher Funeral Home, located at 604 West Main in Denison.

 

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Ray Emmett O’Daniel

Ray Emmett O’Daniel went to be with the Lord on June 7, 2005.

Ray was born on Oct. 30, 1923 in Elmore City to Emmett Hern (Jack) and Grace Pearl (Moore) O’Daniel.

He descended from a hard working father and mother who moved to Maud in 1926.

On Dec. 26, 1946, he married Betty Jo Richard after he came home from serving in the Navy during WWII.

He touched many people’s lives with his compassion, funny stories, and good humor. He loved to be around people.

He worked as a butcher for his father in the O’Daniel grocery until 1981, when he became the owner.

He belonged to the volunteer fire department of Maud until he retired.

He was a former member of the Maud City Council, and the Maud school board.

He loved working with his cattle and in his garden, and he enjoyed sharing his fruits and vegetables with others.

He was saved and a member of the Church of God in Maud.

He loved his wife, son, daughters and grandchildren very much!

He is survived by his wife of the home; one son, Charley O’Daniel and wife, Trela of Yukon; four daughters, Kathryn Sue "Susie" O’Daniel of Maud, Mary Hopper and husband Clarence of Maud, Debbie Malcom of Maud, Penny Hurd and husband Brent of Bridgeport, Texas; two brothers, Howard O’Daniel of Ada, Curtis O’Daniel of Maud, and one sister, Jeanne Watkins of Purcell; sixteen grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at the Maud High School Auditorium with Charley O’Daniel and Horace Griffin officiating under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

Kenneth Leroy O’Dell

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole area resident Kenneth Leroy O’Dell are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

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

O’Dell, 62, of Bowlegs, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005 at his home. He was born Nov. 21, 1943 in Seminole to John Joseph O’Dell and Viola Elizabeth (Sumpter) O’Dell.

He graduated from Electra, Texas High School in 1960 and was a self-employed welder. O’Dell was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

His parents and one brother, Leonard O’Dell preceded him in death.

Surviving is son John O’Dell of Tulsa; three daughters, Karen Silva of Denton, Texas, Sheila Silva of Krugerville, Texas and Cheryl O’Dell of Seminole; one sister, Bernice Ashby of Bowlegs; the mother of his children, Dava O’Dell of Denton, Texas; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Messages of condolence mat be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

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Velda Mae Ogburn

Graveside services for former long-time Konawa resident Velda Mae Ogburn are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Konawa Cemetery.

Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home is handling arrangements and Rev. Winston Curtis is set to officiate.

Ogburn died Monday, March 28, 2005, at Alterra Sterling House in Duncan. She was 83.

Born December 24, 1921, to J.W. Benson and Lorene (Limpus) Benson in Meeker, she moved to Konawa in 1948 and lived there until she moved to Duncan in 2003.

She married J.L. Ogburn on July 28, 1939, in Chicago, Ill. He preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 1991.

Along with her husband, Ogburn owned and operated the Otasco Store in Konawa from 1948 to 1976. After retirement, the Ogburns traveled extensively until J.L.’s death.

Ogburn was a member of the First Baptist Church in Konawa.

In addition to traveling, Ogburn spent time fishing and was known for the quilts she made.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, J.L. Ogburn; and one sister, Ruby Heath.

Ogburn is survived by one daughter, Jill Mansfield of Marlow; one sister, Laverne Lewis of Wetumka.

Honorary bearers will be Marvin Patterson, Marty Coffey, Van Chew, Rick Johnston, Larry Mays and Phillip Mullins.

Memorial contributions can be made to Chisholm Trail Hospice of Duncan.

Glenn Oliver

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Glenn D. Oliver are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday in the McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Creth Hopkins will officiate and interment will be in the Pawhuska City Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home of Pawhuska.

Oliver, 75 of Oklahoma City, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005 at his home. He was born March 5, 1930 in Shawnee to Roger and Myrtie (Gates) Oliver.

He graduated from Seminole High School and attended the University of Oklahoma on a football scholarship.

In 2004, he was honored for his outstanding contribution to the Seminole High School football program.

On July 20, 1965 he married Lesta Labadie in Las Vegas, Nev. He worked in the oil and gas industry, retiring in 1994

He enjoyed motorcycle rides, golf, OU football, daily coffee with his buddies at Lake Hefner and spending time with his family.

His parents, daughter Kerry Dickison, son Wade Albright, brother Weldon Oliver and an infant sister preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife; daughter, Dale Atterberry; sons, Keith Oliver, Neil Albright and Kyle Albright and five grandchildren.

 

Susan Orr

Funeral services for rural Ada resident, Susan Gail Mills Orr, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Freedom Center, 14th & Broadway, Ada.

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

Orr, 47, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005 in Ada. She was born Nov. 26, 1957 in Wichita, Kan. to Jimmy R. Mills and Eululia Rogers Mills.

She was raised in Booneville and Ft. Smith, Ark. and attended school in Booneville, Greenwood and Ft. Smith.

In 1980 she married Alvin Lee Orr in Van Buren, Ark., and the couple made their home in Ada.

She worked as a seamstress for Rock Mount and was a wife and mother.

Her father and grandparents, Archie and Rowena Mills and Willie Martin Rogers preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; children, Amber Orr of Ada, Scotty Orr of Seminole and Shawna Jackson of Cache; mother, Eululia Mills of Ft. Smith; grandmother, Oneida Rogers; six grandchildren and two sisters, Sandy Moore of Howe, Okla. and Peggy Allard of Ft. Smith.

Delores Ott

Graveside services for Okemah resident Delores F. Ott are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Bearden Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Ott, 72, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005 at Henryetta Medical Center. She was born Oct. 26, 1933 in Okemah to Guy and Gertrude (Franks) Anderson.

She married Melvin Ott Oct. 19, 1952 at the Okemulgee Court House.

Ott worked for American Manufacturer Services as a solderer for circuit boards and radios. She was a member of the Highway Baptist Church in Little and Castle Baptist Church in Castle.

Surviving are three daughters, Shirley Ott of Tulsa, Renee Lewis and Donna Clutts, both of Okemah; one son, Michael Ott of Bearden; one sister, Darlene Brumley of Seminole; one brother, Jerry Anderson of Bearden and 9 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Messages of condolences to the family may be sent to www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Lucille Owen

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Lucille Sarah Owen are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, 2005 at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Lucille Sarah (Earles) Owen, age 91 of Oklahoma City, passed away on July 27, 2005 at Southwest Medical Center. She was born Feb. 2, 1914 in Seminole to Jim and Cora Earles.

She graduated from Seminole High School in 1933 and attended East Central University and Central State College.

Lucille worked for Douglas Aircraft during World War II and began her career as a Revenue Examiner for the Oklahoma Tax Commission in 1969 and retired in 1986.

She enjoyed world travel visiting all the continents with her many senior citizen travel group friends. She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Seminole and the Hillcrest Methodist Church in Oklahoma City.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Raymond Owen; two daughters, Ann Marie Owen and Lou Alice Rae Owen; three sisters, Ruby Griffin Daigle, Vivian Marie Roberts and Roberta Earles Wimberly as well as a brother, Buell F. Earles.

Lucille is survived by a son, Charles Alan Owen and wife Glenda of Mustang; daughter, Sara J. Hand and husband Thomas of Moore; four grandsons, Jeffrey A. Owen and wife Sherri of Bethany, Curtis R. Owen and wife Angela of Springer, Guy R. Hand and wife Elizabeth of Newcastle, T.J. Hand and wife Kellie of Tuttle; eight and one-half great-grandchildren, Ashley, Matt, Zac, Chase, Tyler, Brodey, Dusty Kodey and Lauren who is due in October; niece, Elizabeth Borango and husband Larry and daughter Laura Lynn of Fresno, CA; nephew, Jerrill J. Daigle and Mary of Stewart, TN as well as many other loving relatives and friends.

 

 

 

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Mildred Padgett

Funeral services for Seminole resident Mildred West Padgett are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Cooper Funeral Chapel with Rev. Glenn Pence, First Christian Church officiating.

Interment is to follow services at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

Padgett, 83, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 in Seminole. She was born Feb. 14, 1922 in Maxia, Texas to Joseph Samuel "Pearl" and Dee Ola (Harbolt) Mitchell.

She spent her childhood in the Ada area but has also lived in Oklahoma City, Durant, Irving, Texas, as well as Shawnee. Mildred has lived in Seminole since the death of her husband.

Mildred was a graduate of Byng High School and she married Hank Padgett on June 2, 1988 in Bullhead City, Ariz.

She was a homemaker and while living in Irving, Texas she owned and operated Herndon’s Dress Shop. Mildred was a member of the First Christian Church of Seminole and of the Christian Women’s Fellowship.

Mildred enjoyed listening to music, dancing and her pet "O.J."

Her parents; husband (April 27, 1989); granddaughter, Michelle West and three sisters, Estelle and Annie Mitchell and Viola Armstrong preceded her in death.

Surviving is her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Clydene and David Autery of Seminole; son and daughter-in-law, S.C. "Ted" and Pat West of Savannah, Ga.; five grandchildren and spouses, Chris and Troyce Whatley, Greg and Chrissie Whatley, Pam West, Dallas Autery and Kari and Bob Lane.

In addition, six great-grandchildren, Colt Watley, Trey Watley, Jasmine Whatley, Savannah Autery, William Lane and Cheyenne Lane and many friends and family members survive her.

 

 

 

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Alta Mae Parker

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Alta Mae Parker were held today at 2 p.m. at Wewoka Church of Christ with Dwight Parker officiating.

Burial followed the service at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Parker, 72, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2005 at Shawnee Unity Hospital. She was born on April 19, 1933 in Wetumka to George Jones and Daisy Kersey.

She attended Butner Schools and played basketball. Parker was also involved with the Choctaw Mothers Basketball team.

On June 8, 1951 she married George Parker in Wewoka. She was a homemaker and member of Wewoka Church of Christ.

Her parents and sister, Audrey Totten preceded her in death.

Survivors are her husband of the home; son, Randall Keith parker of Del City; daughter, Vickie L. Griffin of Midwest City; sisters, Velma Saltzman of Colorado, Oleda Newman of Wewoka and Imogene Davis of Choctaw; brothers, Kenneth Jones of Cypress, Texas, Wayne Jones of Ada, Melvin Jones of Shawnee, Roland Jones and David A. Jones, both of Wewoka; and one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

 

 

Danny Ray Parks

Danny Ray Parks of Wewoka died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at Wewoka Nursing Home. He was 49. No services are scheduled at this time.

Parks was born May 31, 1956 in Seminole to Bobby C. Parks and Julie (Fisher) Parks. He was a longtime Seminole County resident.

He married Susan (Jackson) Parks on April 22, 1983, in Seminole.

Parks was a veteran of the Army and also worked as a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Julie Parks, and his grandparents.

Parks is survived by his father, Bobby C. Parks of Seminole; wife, Susan Parks of Seminole; two sons, Danny Ray Parks Jr., and Tolbert "Toby" Parks of Wewoka; three step-daughters, Dana Davis of Wewoka, Sarah Logan of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Melissa Parks; two sisters, Carol Babb of Seminole, and Patsy Andres of California; and four grandchildren.

Swearingen Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Messages of condolences may be sent to www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Joel T. Parsons

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Joel T. Parsons are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday with Karen Smith to officiate at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

The services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Parsons, 79, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at Seminole Estates. He was born Sept. 21, 1925 at Dardnell, Ark. to Joseph Simon Parsons and Lois (Sims) Parsons.

He married C. Jean Cornelison on Aug. 26, 1960 and was the owner/operator of Seminole Machine Company before retiring in 1977.

Parsons was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

His parents, one brother Eulon Parsons and one son Keith Lewis Parson preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife and son, Gale Parsons, both of Seminole; daughter Carol Ann Lange of Pierce, Idaho; two brothers, Corky Parsons of Chickasha and Charles Parsons of Neosho, Mo.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

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Timothy Patrick

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Timothy Alfred Patrick are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with Rev. Roy Robertson to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Patrick, 45, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005 in Flemington, Penn. He was born July 27, 1960 in Seminole to Alfred Edward Patrick and Nancy Virginia Hines.

He was a truck driver for Kean Trucking Company.

His father, Alfred Patrick and grandmother, Stella Hines preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother, Nancy Patrick of Seminole; brother, Keith Patrick of Yukon and two sisters, Stella Ilbery and Nancy Pratt, both of Seminole.

 

 

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Leona Patterson

Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 1 at Cummings
Cemetery in Maud with Rev. Gary Wilburn officiating.

A visitation and rosary will be held Thursday at 7 p.m., where the family will receive
friends at Swearingen Funeral Home, Father Basil Keenan will officiate.

Leona Aleen Patterson, 97, was born Oct. 30, 1907
in Maud to Thomas Hewitt and Bertha May (Brooks) York, she passed away, March 27, 2005 in Mabank, Texas.

She was a member of the Methodist Church for more than 50 years. She was married to James Addis Patterson for 60 years, prior to his death in
1987.

A daughter, Reba Lodell Patterson, also preceded her in death in 1935 and a grandson, Glenn Patterson, in 1990.

Survivors include her children, Syrena Pauline "Jackie" Shoffit and husband, A.W. of
Mabank, Texas, Delbert Dennis "D.D." Patterson and wife, Molly, of Seminole and Eunice Avon Pflug and husband Richard of Mabank, Texas; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great grandchildren.

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

 

Maxine Patty

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Maxine Patty are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Middle Creek Baptist Church #2 in Holdenville.

Wake services will be held at 6 p.m. tonight at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Wewoka. Rev. Houston Tiger will officiate the services.

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

Patty, 71, died Tuesday, May 24, 2005 in Unity Health Center Shawnee. She was born Nov. 5, 1933 to Samuel and Alice (Harjo) Cotcha.

She attended New Lima Schools and worked at A.T.T. as an A.T.T. Checker. Patty was a member of Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church, Oklahoma City Pow-Wow Club and the A.T.T. Pioneer Employee Club.

Her parents and one son, Freeman Patty Jr. preceded her in death.

Surviving are sons, Amos Patty Jr. of Yukon, LaMont Patty of Shawnee, Ronnie Patty of Oklahoma City, Andrew Patty of Dallas, Texas, DeAngelo Patty of Shawnee and 1st. Sgt. Darryl K. Swift of Ft. Hood, Kan.; daughters Bernadine Ewoldt of Midwest City, Donna Patty of Shawnee and Ardena O’Neal of Shawnee; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Maxine C. Patty

Wake services for former Wewoka resident Maxine Patty are scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Wewoka.

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Middle Creek Baptis Church #2 Holdenville with interment at Middle Cemetery. Rev. Houston Tiger is set to officiate.

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

Patty died Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at Unity Healt Center in Shawnee. She was 71.

Patty was born Nov. 5, 1933, to Samuel Cotcha and Alice (Harjo) Cotcha.

She attended school at New Lima.

Patty worked at A.T.T as an A.T.T. Checker.

She was a member of Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church in Holdenville, the OKC Pow-Wow Club, and A.T.T. Pioneer Employee Club.

Patty was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Freeman Patty Jr.

She is survived by six sons, Amos Patty Jr. of Yukon, LaMont Patty of Shawnee, Ronnie Patty of Oklahoma City, Andrew Patty of Dallas, Texas, DeAngelo Patty of Shawnee, 1st Sgt. Darryl K. Swift of Ft. Hood, Kan., currently serving in Iraq; three daughters, Bernadine Ewoldt of Midwest City, Donna Patty of Shawnee and Ardena O’Neal of Shawnee; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Laurie Walchusky Paul

Funeral services are pending for Seminole County resident Laurie Lynn (Walchusky) Paul who was taken unexpectedly along with her son, Brandon Thompson, March 3, 2005.

She was born June 21, 1961 in Utica, N.Y. to Peter D. and Jeanne Reynolds Walchusky. Laurie was raised in Utica, N.Y. and entered the United States Army in 1980.

She later went on to college in Oklahoma receiving her degree in accounting.

Her parents, grandparents, two aunts and two uncles preceded her in death.

Surviving her is her husband, Andy Paul of the home; beloved children, daughter, Megan Thompson, sons, Gary Alan Jr. and Christopher Thompson; grandson Blake Thompson of Norman; sister Phyllis and her husband Martin Reilly of Fresno, Calif.; brothers, Peter and his wife Patricia Walchusky of Utica, N.Y. and John and his wife Marilyn Walchusky of New York Mills, N.Y. and George and his wife Valerie Walchusky of Utica, N.Y. and James Walchusky, Oneida, N.Y.; aunts and uncles George and Barbara Reynolds, Waterville, N.Y., Thomas and Sharon Cavanaugh of Melbourne Beach, Fla., Jackie and Lyle Vallier, Riverside, Mo. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

Zekeah Atyia Pease

The family of former Seminole resident Zekeah Pease will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., Thursday, June 9, 2005 at Restland Funeral Home.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, June 10, 2005 at Prestonwood Baptist Church Chapel, 6801 W. Park, Plano, Texas 75093.

Interment will be Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Born March 20, 1940 in Seminole, she went to be with her Lord and Savior, June 6, 2005 in Dallas, Texas.

She was preceded in death by parents, Shaheen and Nell Atyia; sister, Betty Atyia; brothers, Johnny Brown and Hammet Atyia.

Surviving is her husband, Dale Pease of Dallas; son, Sean Pease and wife Tammy of Richardson; grandchildren, Shelby and Chance Pease; sisters, Shirlene Pratka, Norma Murray and JoAnn Howell, all of Prague.; brothers, Haney Atyia of Midland, Texas, Fried Atyia and Doug Atyia both of Seminole; and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives; and a dear friend, Judy Hailey.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Zekeah Pease Memorial Fund at Prestonwood Baptist Church.

Funds are to be used in support of the Music Ministry she loved so much, and the establishment of a Cancer Support Ministry.

 

 

 

 

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Jean Pederson

Funeral services for Seminole County resident Jean Pederson are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cromwell First Baptist Church.

The services will be officiated by Rev. Kenneth Romines and assisted by Rev. Carl Whitfield.

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

Pederson, 78, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005 in Okemah. She was born March 13, 1927 in Cromwell to Otis Lee Boatman and Lydia Alice Marie Godby.

She married Larry James Pederson on April 3, 1944 in Cordell and was a housewife who loved to fish and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cromwell.

Pederson had attended school in Butner and Centennial, and has been a resident of the county area since 1957.

Surviving is her husband Larry James Pederson of Seminole; son, Roy Pederson of Seminole; daughter, Tanya Wood of Broken Arrow; two brothers, Bob Boatman of Castle and Ted Boatman of Mustang and two sisters, Elsie Chapman of Scroggins, Tenn. and Lila Edith Crook of Moore.

In addition, she has four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren who survive her.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Paul Milner II, Larry Milner, Michael Wood, Paul Milner Jr., Kevin Crook and Allen Boatman.

 

 

Carl Walter Peercy

Carl Walter Peercy passed away on Monday, Feb. 1, 2005, at the age of 92.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Tecumseh.

Interment will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka. Rev. Mike Raines is set to officiate the service.

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

Carl Walter Peercy was born to William Bart and Maud Ellen "Upchurch" Peercy in Oliver Springs, Tenn. on Jan. 18, 1913.

He lived in Kentucky until the age of 13 and then his family moved to Oklahoma.

He worked most of this life in oilfield construction and retired from the department of transportation in the road maintenance department.

Carl is proceeded in death by his parents William and Maud Peercy, his brother Earnest A. Peercy, Larnce J. Peercy, Haral Peercy, Billy G. Peercy, Willard Peercy, Tack Peercy, Jack Peercy, and one sister Rema Grimes.

Survivors include his wife Mildred of Tecumseh; one son Mack and his wife Karen Peercy of Tecumseh; three grandchildren Michael and wife Tori Peercy, Dara Dillman and Marty Peercy; and eight great grandchildren.

He is also survived by two sisters, Jean Smith of Yukon and Jo Myers of Okemah and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Mildred Peercy

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Mildred Pauline Peercy are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Tecumseh.

Bro. Mike Raines, with A.E. "Doc" Webber assisting, will be officiating.

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

Peercy died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005 at Sunset Estates Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 2, 1912 to Francis Marion Snider and Margaret Ann Amos Snider in Lawton.

She moved to Sasakwa as a girl where she met and married Carl Peercy on July 17, 1937.

The couple moved to Tecumseh in 1991 from Wewoka and they had been married 67 years before his passing in February.

Peercy was a homemaker and a retired cook from the Wewoka Nursing Home. She was a faithful member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, where her son Mack is the pastor.

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

Surviving is one son, Mack of Tecumseh; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

 

Leuradine Perkins

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Leuradine Perkins are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Christian Church in Wewoka.

Interment will be held at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Neil Thompson officiating, and under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Leuradine, 96, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2005 at Wewoka Nursing Center. She was born on Nov. 2, 1908 in Mt. Scott, Okla. to George William and Susanah "Russell" Woods.

She graduated from Wewoka High School and after high school she married R.L. Perkins in February of 1931.

They had one daughter together, Bobbydine Perkins Chesser. Leuradine was a member of the First Christian Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband R.L. "Bob" in June of 1992; her parents George William and Susanah Woods; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ellen and Tom Zieman, Wilma and Jesse VanHorn, Edith and Bill Hardwick and Frankie and O.H. Harris; brothers and sisters-in-law, E.B. and Mattie Perkins, Reid and Jonnie Perkins and two brothers-in-law Ed Patton and Dennie Tate.

Her survivors include one daughter, Bobbydine Chesser of Wewoka; three grandchildren, Robin Chesser, Merry White, both of Wewoka and Leura Marler of Purcell and sisters-in-law, Ruth Patton of Duncan and Dorothy Tate of Ada.

In addition are seven great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephew and other relatives and friends.

Pall bearers for the service will be Nathan Chesser, Bret Marler, Kirk Marler, Simy John White, Robin Michelle Chesser, Susanah Chesser and Angie Lee White.

Evelyn Pester

Funeral services for Evelyn Inez Pester are scheduled
for 2 p.m. Monday at Glad Tidings Assembly of God
Church. 

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

Inez (Cook) Pester was born July 19, 1920 in Kiefer,
Okla., the youngest of five children to George and
Mamie Cook. She died Thursday, Nov. 24, in Wellston, Okla.

Inez married Wayne Pester on Nov. 26, 1938.  She
resided permanently in Seminole except for a short
stint during World War II when she joined the war effort as a welder on ships in San Francisco, Calif.

She owned and operated her own beauty salon for over
15 years called The Royale Beauty Shop specializing in
perms and strawberry pop for her grandchildren.

Always a faithful church member since childhood, Inez
most recently attended Glad Tidings Assembly of God.

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

Survivors include her husband Wayne Pester; one daughter, Marilyn Pulliam of Edmond, Okla.; one son, Gary Pester of Broken Arrow, Okla.; a sister, Lucille Munday of Odessa, Texas; a brother
Lyndle Cook of Borger, Texas; five grandchildren and seven
great-grandchildren. 

Messages of condolences may be sent to the funeral home website online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

 


Evert Petchinsky

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Evert Rudolph Petchinsky are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Resthaven Chapel in Shawnee.

The services will be officiated by Rev. J.C. Farrand and interment is set to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee.

Petchinsky, 82, died Sunday, April 10, 2005 in Tulsa at St. John’s Hospital. He was born July 26, 1922 in Wellston and was the son of Margaret and Earnest Kennard and Gus Petchinsky Jr.

He was a longtime resident of Shawnee and surrounding areas. Petchinsky was a veteran of World War II, having served in Germany and Belgium. He received two Purple Heart Awards while serving his country.

Petchinsky married Phyllis Louise Womack on Dec. 15, 1941 at Shawnee. Their marriage lasted 52 years.

He retired from Bill Farris’ Body Shop in Shawnee.

His wife; parents; two brothers, Herman and Adolph Petchinsky; granddaughter, Julie Ott and great-great granddaughters, Alyssa Petchinsky and Celise Fox all precede him in death.

Surviving him is wife Pearl of six years at their home in Eufaula; son Gary Petchinsky; daughters, Janet Ott of Broken Bow and Judy Petchinsky of Chattanooga, Tenn. And Vickie Moutaw of Houston, Texas and stepdaughters Sandy Oleo, Debbie Robertson, Pam Oleo and Angela Williamson.

In addition eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and a number of step-grandchildren survive him.

Burniece Petray

Funeral services for Seminole resident Burniece Estelene Petray are scheduled 11:30 a.m., Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Charles Bascue officiating.

Interment is to follow at Little Cemetery in Seminole County under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Burniece Estelene Petray, age 69, passed away, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at home. She was born Jan. 28, 1936 in Walters, Okla. to Robert Stanley and Burniece Hazel Del (Jarrell) Snead.

She was a retired caregiver for Oklahoma Nursing Home Living. She married Joe Petray on Jan. 22, 1984, he preceded her in death.

Surviving is her mother Burniece Hazel Del Tull of Shawnee; one son, Jerry Hardcastle of Seminole; three daughters and sons-in-law, Gayle and Richard Goforth of Seminole, Carolyn and Glenn Everly of Shawnee and Leona and Hershel Jones of Norman; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Otis and Romona Snead of Tahlequah, Kenneth and Donna Snead of Stillwater and Ronnie Tull of Seminole and three sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia and Warren Hacker of Mustang, Gwyndolyn and Rudy Garcia of San Antonio, Texas and Rosa Linda Santayo of San Antonio, Texas.

In addition, eleven grandchildren, Barbara, Lillith and Nicholas Goforth, Shawna Baldwin, Tyler and Cheyenne Hilman, Amber Richardson, Eric, Rusty and Heather Jones, and Tracy Camp; one great grandchild, Tanner Richardson and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends survive her.

Her parents; stepfather, Clyde Tull; husband; three brothers, David Snead, Thurman Snead and Danny Snead, and one grandchild, Anna Goforth preceded her in death.

Casket Bearers will be Ronnie Tull, Tyler Hilman, Gary Bloomer, Charlie Woodruff, Brandon Tull, and Shelvin Tull,

Honorary Bearers will be Richard Goforth, Jerry Rider, Eric and Rusty Jones.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 



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Luella Daughtery

Luella (Lou) Daugherty was called to heaven to join her Jesus and beloved husband C.R. on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005 while at the Pauls Valley Health Care Facility, a nursing home in Pauls Valley.

In the final six months of her life she had suffered with the repair of a broken hip and failing memory due to dementia. She never lost her spirit or her love.

She was always surrounded by her family and friends that dearly loved her and which she loved with all of her big heart.

Luella joined a host of family when she reached those pearly gates, including her parents: Earl and Myrtle Moore Chandler; her husband of 52 years; twobrothers: J.T. and Kenneth Chandler; a nephew: Don Tate and niece: Karen Bowles; a brother-in-law: Dave Tate and sister-in-law: Louise Chandler.

Survivors include her two sons, Robert Daugherty and his wife Dessie of Pauls Valley and Phil Daugherty and his wife Linda of Okmulgee; three grandchildren, Shelby Daugherty Cunningham and her husband James, and Jason Daugherty, all of Pauls Valley and Dr. Jamie Daugherty, M.D. of Jones.

She has six great-grandchildren that she adored: Christian, Challan and J.E. Bailey, Austin Cunningham, Jade and Nashton Daugherty, all of Pauls Valley; four brothers, James Chandler of Pauls Valley; Edward Chandler and his wife Minnie and Paul Chandler and his wife Betty, all of County Line, Okla. and Earl D. Chandler of Duncan; three sisters, Naomi Tate, Neva Bowles and her husband Billy all of Pauls Valley, and Eva Griffin and husband Ralph of Moore.

She was blessed with numerous more nieces and nephews.

She was born in Roland, Okla. on May 4, 1922 as the second of 10 children to Earl and Myrtle Chandler.

Lou was raised in the oil field around Seminole. She and her older brother James graduated together from Mt. View High School in 1941.

They also each married the love of their lives a year later in a double ceremony on June 9, 1942 in Seminole, where she became the beloved wife of Clarence Robert Daugherty.

She traveled with C.R. while he was in the service and was overjoyed when they started a family. She believed this was the job she was chosen to do.

She and her family moved to Pauls Valley in 1961 from Velma, Okla. to take over Daugherty Insurance.

Luella was a homemaker in the truest sense. She loved cooking and sewing for her friends and family. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

She and Clarence were always very involved with all the grand kid’s activities. She was a faithful member of the Assembly of God Church in Pauls Valley.

Her great claim to fame was her beautiful ceramics and talent as a master artist in silk floral arrangements. Her collection of red birds is in the hundreds and was admired by all who witnessed it.

Services were held at Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.

In true family fashion, her brother-in-law Reverend Billy Bowles and her brother Reverend Earl D. Chandler officiated.

Beautiful organ music was provided by her nephew Gary Tate, and inspired vocals were provided by Alice McGough.

Pallbearers were nephews Rick Tate, Joe Chandler, Mike Chandler, Rick Wells, Dean Painer and Gary Tate.

Interment was at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home.

She will always be missed and loved dearly.

Joe E. Phelps

Services for Seminole resident Joe E. Phelps are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home with Don Gil to officiate.

Joe E. Phelps died peacefully in his home after a long struggle with illness. He was 85, having been born Jan. 15, 1920 in Putnam, Okla., the only child of Vern and Orley Phelps.

He was raised on his parents’ wheat farm in Putnam and then he attended Oklahoma A&M College, graduating in 1942 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

Joe then enlisted in the United States Navy as soon as possible following Pearl Harbor.

He was an officer in the submarine service in the Pacific Theatre and based in Hawaii. Joe went on six patrols, attacking Japanese shipping and war vessels.

Phelps served aboard the U.S.S. Pollock and the U.S.S. Catfish submarines. He earned the Bronze Star along with other service medals and was discharged at the end of the war as a first lieutenant.

During the war he married Edna Mae Hough of Seminole, who had been his girlfriend in college. They moved to Seminole and had two sons, Ronald and Mark.

After working at the W.H. Hough Machine Shop, he was elected Seminole County Surveyor in the 1950’s, and served at that post for four years.

Later in the 1950’s he formed a civil engineering partnership with a friend in Oklahoma City and went on to found the engineering firm of Phelps, Spitz, Ammerman and Thomas of Oklahoma City.

During this period of time his company designed and built several buildings, roads, bridges, lakes and water and waste systems all over the state.

Joe was also closely involved with Oklahoma politics at this time, counting Senator Gene Stipe and Governor Raymond Gary among his best friends.

He left his company in 1973 to build a catfish farm in southeast Oklahoma and founded the Phelps Construction Company, which built water and sewage facilities in McAlester, Shawnee, Clinton and Eufaula.

Phelps was also a consultant for Wyatt, Doyle and Butler Engineering Company in Oklahoma City. He also served on the Oklahoma Mining Commission and the Redark Development Trust following his retirement in 1990.

He was a dedicated hunter and fisherman, traveling yearly to the upper Midwest for pheasant hunting. Joe also purchased a trailer at Lake Eufaula to facilitate his bass fishing.

As a great sports fan, he was devoted to the athletics program at OSU and attended the first basketball game in Gallagher Hall.

Along with his wife, Edna Mae, he was a passionate and involved supporter of the Democratic Party. The couple traveled to virtually every state in the Union and on cruises to Alaska, Hawaii, Australia and the Caribbean.

He was particularly pleased by his membership in the Oklahoma chapter of the United States Submarine Veterans of World War II, and attended several conventions of this group all over the United States.

Joe was a 32nd degree Freemason and a charter member of the local Elks Lodge and American Legion.

He was always interested and informed about world affairs, with all of his loved ones remembering the dry wit and taciturn wisdom that he derived from his wide experience of the world.

His lifelong modesty and stoicism were predominated traits of his character and served him well during his long illness, which he bore without complaint.

All of the members of his family have been inspired by the cheerful, active and adventurous approach to life he had for himself and his wife.

Above all he was a builder.

He is survived by his sons, Ron and Mark Phelps; daughters-in-law, Judy and Bonnie and granddaughters, Lauren Shatzel and Lane Phelps.

Pallbearers for the services will be Mark Frazier, Billy Stephens, Larry Moyer, Brandon Moyer, Brad Jones and Brad Shatzel.

The family would like to suggest that in lieu of flowers, donations please be sent to the Edna Mae Phelps Scholarship endowment, OSU Foundation, 400 S. Monroe, Stillwater, OK 74074.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home and messages of condolences may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

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John Phelps

Funeral services for former Konawa resident John Carter Phelps are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Christ in Konawa with Richard Winters officiating.

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

Phelps, 76, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005 at Intergis Health Baptist Medical Center. He was born June 20, 1929 in Grey to John and Elsie (Littleton) Phelps.

He married Amelia Lowry on May 28, 1950 in Konawa and was an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation until retiring in 1981.

Phelps served in the United States Army Infantry of the 45th Division during the Korean War. He was member of the Church of Christ in Konawa and a former member of the Masonic and Elks lodges.

His parents precede him in death.

Surviving are his wife of the Eufaula home; four daughters, Sherry McDermott and Tamra McLoud, both of Las Cruces, N.M. and Veronica Vick and Monica Lande, both of Tampa, Fla.; one brother, Dale Phelps of Konawa and five grandchildren.

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

James Phillips

Funeral services for James G. (Jim) Phillips Jr. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Holdenville.

Rev. Jason Yarbrough will officiate with Rev. Revel Johnson and Re. Meredith Robinson assisting.

Interment will follow the services in the Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Jim, 76, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005 at Heritage Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 5, 1929 in deer Creek, Okla. to James G. and Lorraine (Beard) Phillips.

He was reared in the Oklahoma City and Minco areas and graduated from New Liberty High School, near Sayre in 1948. While in high school Jim played basketball and baseball and in college he played basketball.

In 1950 Jim graduated from Sayre Junior College and then in 1951 from The Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science with a degree in Funeral Service.

He continued his undergraduate work at Southwestern State College, and in 1953 he earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma, graduating cum laude.

While a student at OU, Jim worked for Primrose Funeral Home, where he met Ima-Jean Devault. They were married Sept. 26, 1952 in Norman.

The couple had two sons, Dennis Ray in 1953 and Gary Allen in 1955.

Jim and Jean moved to Holdenville in 1962 where they purchased Hudson Funeral Home, along with Douglas Hudson. In 1971 they then purchased Mr. Hudson’s share of the business.

In 1976 Jim purchased Stout Funeral Home in Wewoka where he loved the funeral business and remained active until his health prevented him from attending the funeral services.

He also enjoyed working on his farm in Atwood. Jim was a member of the First Baptist Church for over 40 years and was a longtime Rotary Club member and enjoyed visiting with his "brothers" at Bobbie’s Restaurant.

Jim "Papa" loved spending time with his grandchildren every weekend and taking them to Bobbie’s and Wal-Mart.

"Papa we love you and will miss you forever."

His father, James G. Phillips Sr. and two sisters, Jackie Fish and Doris Jean Phillips preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Phillips of the home; his mother, Lorraine Phillips of Sayre; two sons, Dennis and wife Debbie of Wewoka and Gary and wife Terri of Holdenville and one sister, Pat and husband Paul Martin of Oklahoma City.

 

 

 

 

 

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Peggy Jane Pickering

Funeral services for Peggy Jane (Groves) Pickering are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Wanette United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home in Tecumseh.

Peggy Jane (Groves) Pickering of Wanette went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 at the age of 75. She was born April 28, 1930 near Coalgate, Okla. to Winnie and Adaline (Benton) Groves.

She married Neal Pickering in Borger, Texas on Oct. 15, 1949. They moved to Wanette in 1966 where they raised cattle.

Peggy was a wonderful and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, family gatherings and especially the holiday seasons.

After raising her own children she continued to care for and babysit many children in the Wanette community.

She was a member of the Chickasaw Nation and Wanette United Methodist Church. Peggy was an artist of considerable talent and created intricate beadwork.

Among her favorite pastimes were bus trips to Tunica, Miss., collecting dolls and collecting and watching movies. She also loved her many animals.

Her parents and all of her siblings; Juanita Daniel, Opal Farmer, Oleta Neal, Lillian Archer, Joann Groves, Felix Groves and Albert Groves preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Neal Pickering, of the home; daughters, Hope Pickering and Sue Snodgrass, both of Seminole and Zay Tiffin and husband Doyle of Norman and son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Terri Hodges-Pickering of Shawnee.

Also surviving are her grandchildren, Jason Michael Pickering and wife Jennifer of Norman, Kayla and Kaci Tiffin of Norman, Carrie Hill and husband Matt of Moore and Emily Dyer of Shawnee.

She had one great-granddaughter, Miranda Pickering of Norman. She is also survived by Cody Brant, who was like a son to her, and many nieces and nephews.

The family suggests that donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Wanette United Methodist Church in her honor and memory.

 

 

 

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Drebbie Pierce

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Drebbie Pierce are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cheyenne Church of Christ under the direction of Rose Chapel Funeral Services of Cheyenne.

Burial is set for Thursday at Salem Cemetery at Alba, Texas.

Pierce died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, in Cheyenne at the age of 87.

She was born May 10, 1917, in Alba, Texas to Lettie Mae and George Washington Pope.

Pierce grew up in the Alba community where she attended school until the fifth grade.

After leaving school, she started helping her family in the cotton field and working on the farm tending to the goats.

In the early 30’s, her family moved to Sayre and started running the Route 66 Café.

After leaving Sayre, Pierce and her four children moved to Wewoka to work in Big Yank clothing factory where she worked as a seamstress.

In 1984, she moved to Cheyenne to make her home.

Pierce attended many garage sales and collected all kinds of stuffed animals.

She was an active member of Cheyenne Church of Christ and always put God and others before herself.

Pierce was preceded in death by her parents, 14 brothers and sisters, and one granddaughter, Bridget Nalley.

She is survived by three sons, Joe Binion of Arlington, Texas, Danny Binion of Dallas, Texas and Larry Binion of Ennis, Texas and two daughters, Glenda Parvin and Jean Ann Hay of Cheyenne.

Martha Pitts

Graveside service for Seminole resident Martha Rose Pitts is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating.

The service will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Pitts, 72, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005. She was born Oct. 21, 1932 in Oklahoma City to John L. and Adelaide Minerva (Gilbert) Shaw.

She married Eugene "Gene" S. Pitts on Jan. 30, 1963 in Miami. They moved to Seminole 43 years ago and she was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Surviving her are four sons, Bill Willson of York, Pa., Bob Willson, John Pitts and Paul Pitts, all of Seminole; brother Gilbert Shaw of Kerrville, Texas; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent online to www.sweaaringenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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Clessie Plumlee

Services to celebrate former Seminole resident Clessie M. Plumlee’s life were held at 2 p.m. today at Vondel L. Smith South Colonial Chapel.

Interment followed the services at Little Cemetery under the direction of Vondel Smith/South.

Plumlee, 82, left this life to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 16, 2005 with son, his wife and close family at her side.

Clessie was born Dec. 10, 1922 in Seminole to Boyd and Minnie P. (Brown) Willis.

The things she did best in life were taking care of her husband, her son and family. Clessie will be greatly missed by everyone she touched throughout life. Alzheimer’s took her memory, but not her sense of humor.

Both her parents and one sister, Hazel Hale, preceded her in death.

She leaves lasting memories with her husband Clifford Plumlee of the home; one son, Ken Plumlee and wife Evelyn; grandchildren, Lisa and Dr. Jay Ernst, Marc and Mari Plumlee, Duane Cranford, Becky Blindaur, Jennifer Gutierrez, Andy and Teresa Delgado and Nicholas Legler; great-grandchildren, Ashley Ernst, Aiden Plumlee, Angela Gutierrez, Krystal Gutierrez, Victoria Gutierrez, Galvin Delgado and Gabriel Delgado.

Clifford R. Plumlee

Clifford R. Plumlee, 87, left this earth to be with his Lord and Savior and to be reunited with his beloved Clessie on Sept. 2, 2005 with his son, daughter-in-law and close family at his side.

Clifford was born on June 3, 1918 in Shawnee, Okla. to Emmanuel and Callie (Cothran) Plumlee, the sixth of nine children.

He served in the United States Army during World War II, was trained as a medic and served in the European Theatre. Among his awards was the prestigious Bronze Star.

He was an accomplished businessman with a heart of gold, always willing to help those in need.

Cliff was a man of his word and of great faith. He will be greatly missed by everyone he touched throughout life.

His wife, Clessie; both parents; one sister, Vivian McMillen; and five brothers, Charlie, Alvie, Virgil, Pete, and Joe Plumlee preceded him in death.

He leaves lasting memories with his son, Ken Plumlee and wife Evelyn; grandchildren, Marc and Mari Plumlee, Lisa and Jay Ernst, Duane Cranford, Becky Blindaur, Jennifer Gutierrez, Andy and Teresa Delgado, and Nicholas Legler; great grandchildren, Ashley Ernst, Aiden Plumlee, Angela Gutierrez, Krystal Gutierrez, Victoria Gutierrez, Gavin Delgado, and Gabriel Delgado; one brother, John Plumlee; one sister, Mourine Gentry; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Services to celebrate Cliff’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005 at Vondel L. Smith South Colonial Chapel.

Interment will be at Little Cemetery, Seminole, Okla.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at the Norman Veteran’s Center. They are truly angels.

 

 

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Will N. Pock

A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14th for Will N. "Bill" Pock at Moore Funeral Home (South Lawn) at their Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel in Tulsa.

Pock, 61, of Tulsa died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005. He was born in Moultrie, Ga. May 12, 1944 to W.H. (Bill) Pock and Myra Nell Griffith Pock.

He was raised in Seminole and graduated from Seminole High School in 1962.

His father preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother, Myra Neal Pock of Tulsa; brother, Bob Pock of Oklahoma City and sister, Paige Pock Phillips of Tulsa.

Ray Ponkilla

Wake services for lifelong Seminole resident Ray Ponkilla are set for 6:30 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Chapel. Then, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, his body will be taken to Snake Creek Baptist Church for a 7 p.m. wake service at the church.

Ponkilla’s funeral service is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Snake Creek Baptist Church with George Mooney and Kenneth Fixico officiating.

Interment is set for Little Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Ponkilla died at home on Friday, July 22, 2005. He was 74.

He was born March 10, 1931, in Seminole to Tony Wilson Ponkilla, Sr. and Mamie (Clark) Ponkilla.

On May 4, 1953, he married Marie Johnson in Oklahoma City.

He worked at Shawnee Milling Company retiring in 1995.

Ponkilla was a member of the Snake Creek Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by one son, Clifford Ponkilla; three brothers, Tony Ponkilla, Jr., James Ponkilla, and Chester Ponkilla; two sisters, Venus Bear and Frances Ponkilla Williams.

Ponkilla is survived by his wife, Marie Johnson Ponkilla of the home; three sons, Stewart Ponkilla of Seminole, Robert Ponkilla of Edmond, Stephen Ponkilla of Shawnee; two daughters, Ramona Ponkilla of Oklahoma City, and Janell Ponkilla of Green Bay, Wis.; one brother, Martin Rock of Shawnee; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ponkilla, Williams and Bear nephews.

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

Flossie Potter

Funeral services are scheduled for lifelong Konawa resident Flossie Gertrude Potter at 2 p.m. Monday at Church of Christ with Frank Brewer and Richard Winters officiating.

Interment is to follow services at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard – Swearingen Funeral Home.

Potter, 92, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 15, 1912 in Konawa to Goodner and Iva (Scharnick) Morrow.

On March 5, 1977 she married Joseph B. Potter in Seminole and they owned Hudson’s Grocery Store for 20 years. Potter was a homemaker and a member of the Konawa Church of Christ.

Her parents; her first husband, Clarence Hudson; infant son, Claudy Hudson; and her second husband Joseph potter all preceded her in death.

She is survived by son, Jack Hudson of Konawa; brother, Jack Hudson of Konawa; four sisters, Dessie Ogle of Coleman, Alta Ruth Sebastian of Borger, Texas, Lois Cochran of Ardmore and Thelma Reeves of Ft. Worth, Texas; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

 

Betty Potts

A memorial service for former Sasakwan Betty Potts is being planned.

Potts died Friday night, Nov. 26, 2005, in Springfield, Ohio.

She was born Jan. 6, 1927, in Pennsylvania. She lived in Sasakwa most of her life, where she wrote a community column for the Wewoka Times.

She attended Spring Baptist Church.

Potts moved to Ohio in 1994.

She is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Devoss, Ada, and Carolyn Brandyberry, Conover, Ohio; five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Edith Powers

Burial for Oakridge Nursing Home resident Edith Powers were held at 11 a.m. Friday at Lightning Ridge Cemetery in Ada.

Services were under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Powers died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005 in Holdenville. She was born Aug. 19, 1906 in Clay Co., Texas to John Anderson and Myrtle Elizabeth Griffith.

She married Lewis Anthony Powers and he preceded her in death, as did her parents. Powers was a homemaker.

Lonnie Lee Presley

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Lonnie Lee Presley are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home. Rick Harrison is set to officiate.

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

Presley died, Monday, March 28, 2005, of natural causes, in his home. He was 56.

He was born Dec. 24, 1948, in Seminole to Delbert Lee Presley and Mary Geneva (Yancey) Allen.

Presley worked for many years at Clausings Feed Store in Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his father; his maternal aunts, Helen Earles, Patricia Yancey, Kathryn Kay, and Laura Mae Yancey; and maternal grandparents, Lonzo and Lillie Yancey.

Presley is survived by his mother, Mary Allen of Wewoka; five brothers, Mike Presley of Wewoka, George Allen of Texas, Roy Allen of Wewoka, Troy Allen of Wewoka and Raymond Ward of Wewoka; and seven sisters, Jeannie Jones of Broken Arrow, Donna Harris Johnson of Seminole, Pam Kinder of Holdenville, Paula Gamble of Wewoka, Tracy Reeves of Wetumka, Angie Campbell of Wewoka and Melody Finney of Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be Roy, Troy and George Allen, Raymond Ward, Brian Kinder and John Young. Chris Campbell is an honorary bearer.

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

Mason Garrett Presley

Funeral services for the grandson of Maud residents Warren and Jerry Bodkin and Bill Presley are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Healdton with Bro. Phil Fox to officiate.

The committal services for Mason Garrett Presley are scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday at Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

Presley, 19, of Healdton, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005 in Ardmore. He was born April 19, 1986 in Oklahoma City to Gary and Shelly Bodkin Presley.

Mason attended Healdton Public Schools his entire life, graduating in May of this year.

Mason was very active in high school sports, lettering in three years in baseball and basketball, and four years in football.

Although Mason enjoyed sports all his sports, he loved being with his teammates even more, on and off the field.

During Mason’s sophomore year he was awarded basketball Oilfield Conference All-Star, All-Conference, and All-Area Honorable Mention. During his junior year, his team made the first round of the high school football playoffs and his baseball team was the Class 2A Regional Champion and made it to the Class 2A State quarterfinal game.

Mason’s senior year football team made it to the Class A State Semi-finals, where he was the starting Center and Defensive End for the Bulldogs, and was chosen A-4 All-District, All-Area Honorable Mention, Senior All-Star and chosen to represent the West Team in the Southern Oklahoma Football Classic Game.

In addition to his sports accomplishments, Mason was a member of the National Honor Society and was awarded the Senior 2005 Masonic Award.

He was a member of the Healdton First Baptist Church. Family and friends will miss his endearing smile.

His grandmother, Jeanene preceded him in death.

Survivors include his parents, Gary and Shelly Presley of Healdton; one sister, Meredith Presley of Healdton; grandparents, Warren and Jerry Bodkin and Bill Presley, all of Maud; aunts and uncles, Herb and Kelley Buchanan of Maud, Kathy Bodkin of Jacksonville, Fla., Brad and Janis Bodkin of Maud, Billy and Pam Presley of Maud and Tony and Carla Long of Shawnee.

In addition, first cousins Brian, Brett, Lesley, Dustin, Kash, Bryce, Chad, Scott and Cara; special friend, Joan Brown and numerous other close friends and classmates survive him.

Bearers for the services will be Casey Powell, Bobby Nix, Todd Pierce, Caleb Brewer, Jordy Martin and Jared Wilson. The HHS Graduating Class of 2005 will be standing as honorary bearers.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Healdton Alumni Scholarship Fund at P.O. Box 771, Healdton, OK 73438.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Spivey Funeral Home located in Healdton.

 

Nancy ‘Faye’ Price

Services for longtime Seminole resident Nancy "Faye" Price are scheduled for 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, 2005 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Glenn Pence officiating.

A private family burial will follow under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Nancy "Faye" Price passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was born Jan. 20, 1916 in Chalk Mountain, Texas to Jacob Lane and Marguriete Vivian (Stasey) Lindsey.

She married Eugene Leonard "Gene" Price on Aug. 7, 1933 in Blackwell, Okla.

The couple moved to Seminole in 1939 from Blackwell. Faye was a member of the First Christian Church in Seminole where she was a Sunday school teacher years ago, she was also a member of home demonstration club, Seminole square dance club and the Central District square dance club in Oklahoma City.

She is preceded in death by both of her parents, her husband, seven beloved sisters; Juanita, Inez, Pat, Beaulah, Louise, Mabel, LaWanda, and treasured son-in-law Wilburn "Terry" Hawes.

Her cherished children and their progeny survive her as follows:

Son: Eugene Price, Jr. and wife, Maria of Quito, Ecuador; granddaughter Kathy Price and husband Laker Tobey of Reno, Nev,; grandson Randall Price and wife Kelli of Talbot, Tenn; great-grandson Joshua; great-granddaughters, Amberlee, Stevi, Amber, Kayla, Rylee, Bayli; grandson Larry Price and wife Jackie of San Bruno, Cali.; great-grandsons, Trevor and Jared; grandson Alexander Price and wife Jennifer of Miami Beach Fla.; great-grandson Nicolas; grandson Christopher Price of San Antonio, Texas; great-granddaughters, Julianna and Angelina

Daughter: Barbara Price-Hawes, Hobe Sound, Fla.; grandson Jeff Stewart, Hobe Sound Fla.; grandson Jay Stewart and wife Glenda of Prague; great-granddaughters Chelsea, Candace, Krystal and Jennifer; great-grandson Chris; great-great granddaughter Silver Skye; grandson Timothy Stewart of Prague; great-grandsons Lariat, Trenton and Cody.

Daughter: Beverly Price Lane and husband David, San Antonio, Texas; granddaughter Julie Jackson Carter and fiancé Bill Wilcox of Dallas, Texas; great-granddaughter Shawna Stewart and husband David; great-great granddaughter Hannah "Banana"; great-grandson Kristopher Carter and wife Sheila of Altus; great-great granddaughters Jordyn, Checota; great-great grandsons Jayce, Isaiah, Nathaniel, Joseph; grandson Brian Jackson and wife Kim of Oklahoma City; granddaughter Jill Jackson Darnell and husband Bill of Houston, Texas; great-granddaughter Lindsey Arnold and husband Rob; great-granddaughter Jennifer Darnell and fiancé Dale Divin; great-great granddaughter Riley; grandson Kevin Crenshaw and wife, Lorie of Angleton Texas;-great-grandson Brian Lee; great-granddaughter Victoria "Torie".

Her only surviving sibling: Bill Lindsey and wife Kay and Niece Jennifer Lindsey McClintock and husband Sean; honorary daughter Jan Sullins and husband Bill; honorary granddaughter Leigh Ann Koudriavtsev; honorary son Del Stewart and wife, Debbie, Seminole; many adored nieces and nephews throughout the United States; and special friends, Edna Gourley, San Francisco, Calif., Carolyn Smith, Oklahoma City, and Dan and Lucille Reynolds, Seminole.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation or the First Christian Church.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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Mary Prince

There are no services scheduled for Seminole resident Mary Nadine (Wilburn) Prince who died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 in Midwest City.

She was born April 1, 1930 in Okemah and retired from the Midwest City Hospital as a nutritionist. She and her husband have spent the past 15 years in Seminole after moving from San Francisco, Calif.

Surviving are 10 children, 50 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

 

Minnie ‘Binks’ Prince

Funeral services for Wewoka resident, Minnie "Binks" Prince, are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, in Holdenville at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Gene Holliman officiating.

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

Prince, 98, died Sunday, June 5, 2005 in Seminole Medical Center.

She was born April 10, 1907 in Herber Springs, Ark. to O.P. Neal and Delia Chesnut Neal. Prince came to Oklahoma as an infant and has been a lifelong resident of the area.

She married Lovick Prince on July 3, 1927 in Holdenville and the family farmed and ranched in the Spaulding area.

Prince was a member of the 4th & Broadway Church of Christ in Holdenville before she moved to Wewoka to be with her daughter and began attending the Church of Christ in Wewoka.

She was a member of a home demonstration club for many years and loved to travel and read.

Prince was very family oriented; and enjoyed helping her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Her parents, her husband, one son, Neal Prince in 1976, three sisters, Della Moore, Pauline Ferguson, and Mildred Evans Billings and an infant brother all preceded her in death.

Survivors are her daughter, Shirley Stafford and husband, Ray, of Wewoka; one sister, Inez Baxley, of Artesia, N.M.; six grandchildren; twenty-six great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Dale Stafford, Jim Stafford, Shane Azlin, Steve Prince, Rex Gammons, and Roger Evans.

Honorary pallbearers are Sam Paylor, Harry Crenshaw, Bill Wooten, Bill Cotton, Bill Collins, Willie Love, Hurshell Eggleston and Leroy Phillips.

Bob Prokop

HILLSBORO, Texas – Bohdan "Bob" Prokop, 79, died Friday, July 15, 2005, at his residence in Hillsboro.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at North Texas Airstream Community, 200 Walnut Hill Avenue, in Hillsboro.

Prokop was born on Feb. 9, 1926 in western Ukraine outside Pyskorowice to Maria Kulhawec and Oleksandr Prokop.

He lived in the Ukraine, Poland, Germany and Australia.

For the past 40 years, he had lived in the United States.

Bob was known for his honor, work ethic, integrity, quick sense of humor, love of golf and playing bridge.

Professionally, Bob received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineeering at Sydney University and his MBA from Wayne State University.

He was awarded the professional engineer designation in Philadelphia.

He finished his career as vice president and chief engineer of Hayes Axle in Seminole.

Bob has several patents in his name.

Survivors include his wife, Carol, of the home; sons Mark, Roman and Pavlo, and their mother Lada of Detroit; stepchildren, Nicole Barton, Diane Mack, and John Delaporte Jr.; grandchildren include Evan Prokop, Ashley Wagner, James David Wagner and Shelby Barton.

The family would like to thank the North Texas Airstream Community of Hillsboro for all their love and support and the Hospice of the Heart in Whitney for their unending care.

Memorial donations may be made in Bob’s name to Lust Garden Foundation, (the foundation for pancreatic cancer research) 1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY, 11714, www.lustgardenfoundation.org; or the Rose Foundation in honor of Robert Prokop at the National Foundation of Cancer Research, 4600 E. West Highway, Suite 525, Bethesda, Md. 20814 (www.nfcr.org); or Hospice of the Heart, PO Box 2081, Whitney, Texas 76692.

 

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David John Wesley Quinalty

Funeral service for lifetime Seminole resident David John Wesley Quinalty are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Pastors Pat and Art Coffey are set to officiate.

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

Quinalty died Friday, March 11, 2005. He was 54 years old.

He was born in Seminole July 10, 1950, to John Wesley Quinalty and Dorothy Patricia (Lewis).

He married Nancy Carol (Wilkerson) Quinalty on April 21, 1969, in Shawnee.

Quinalty worked in the oilfield and as a truck driver.

He was a veteran of the Army.

Quinalty was a member of the Amazing Grace Pentecostal Holiness.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Wesley Quinalty, one sister, Elizabeth Quinalty and one grandchild, Brandon Lee.

Quinalty is survived by his wife, Nancy Quinalty of the home; his mother, Dorothy Quinalty of Seminole; three sons, Wesley Quinalty of Seminole, Robert Gene Quinalty of Tecumseh and Christopher Quinalty of Seminole; one daughter, Shelly Vierra of Tecumseh; three brothers, Steve Quinalty of Seminole, Stan Quinalty, of Seminole and Mark Quinalty of Seminole; and five sisters, Patricia Steven of Kalamazoo, Mich., Roberta Morgan of Harrah, Ada Mae Ferguson of Seminole, Vera Roberts of Seminole and Jenny Lee of Seminole.

Pallbearers are set to be Roger Wilkerson, Mike Wilkerson, Dawayne Wilkerson, Buck Vierra, Larry Little, Brad Driver, James Young and Bill Young.

Messages of condolence cam be sent online to www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Stella Mae (Hines) Quinalty

Graveside service for Seminole resident Stella Mae Quinalty is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery with Charles Lester officiating. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Quinalty died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at Seminole Medical Center at the age 95.

Born Jan. 5, 1910, to James Standerfer and Nancy Standerfer in Sardis, Quinalty spent much of her life in Seminole County.

She was a sawmill worker in her younger days and was recently a homemaker.

Quinalty was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sons, a daughter, three brothers, two sisters, daughter and son-in-law and two grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons, Roy Hines of Seminole and Robert Hines of League City, Texas; one daughter, Virginia Patrick of Seminole; two daughters-in-law, Carol Hines of Seminole and Hilda Hines of California; 19 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and other friends and family.

The Hines family would like to thank special friend and provider Gloria Hinton of Maud.

She will be greatly missed by all her family.

Anna Raftery

Funeral services for Seminole resident Anna Mae Raftery are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Stacy to officiate.

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

Raftery, 74, died Sunday, May 22, 2005 at Seminole Estates. She was born June 2, 1930 in Oklahoma City to George and Hazel (Gilmore) Wilson.

She married Thomas Stanley Raftery in 1979 in Reno, Nev. and was a stock clerk at J.C. Penney Department store for several years.

Raftery moved to Seminole from Loomis, Calif. 18 months ago and was a member of First Pentecostal U.P.C. in Seminole.

She enjoyed Heritage House activities and playing the accordion at nursing homes.

Her parents and one sister, Cleo Williams, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; two sons, Larry Rogers of Elko, Nev. and Randal Crow of Seminole; one daughter Karla Baker of Lincoln, Calif.; one sister Virginia Anderson of Tyler, Texas; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers for the services are Rick Owens, Pete Stanley, Jack Ryan, Jerry Stacy and Jess Powers.

The honorary bearers listed are Bobby Baker, Shannon Baker, Travis Crow, Trevor Crow and Tommy Crow.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Bobby Ramey

Graveside services for Seminole resident Bobby B. Ramey are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Jess Powers to officiate.

The services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Ramey, 71, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 at Seminole Medical Center. He was born April 14, 1934 in Seminole to Lee and Effie Fae (Hale) Ramey.

He most recently lived in Seminole having moved from Edmond seven years ago and was a retired truck driver.

Ramey married Shirley Jean Brown on Aug. 15, 1960 in Gainesville, Texas.

He served in the United States Airforce as a third airman.

His parents and two brothers preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife; three sons, Greg Luper of Hennessey, Mike Luper of Edmond and Bobby Garner of Bowlegs; daughter, Lisa Stivers of Bowlegs; two brothers, Ray Ramey and E.T. Ramey, both of Bowlegs; two sisters, Melynda Self of Seminole and Alta Ramey of Sulphur; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

 

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Faye Ramey

Funeral services for former Konawa resident Faye Ramey are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Hennessey Church of Christ officiated by Lanny Jobe.

A graveside service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole under the direction of Cordy-Gritz Funeral Home.

Ramey, 85, died Sunday, May 8, 2005 at St. Mary’s Regional Hospital in Enid. She was born Feb. 15, 1920 in Ada to Calvin S. and Mary Lou Jenks Vance.

She attended Konawa High School and furthered her education at East Central State College on a violin/cello scholarship.

In April 1939 she married Leonard Waller and they had two children.

She married O.D. Ramey in May 1953 and they moved to Hennessey in May 1961. She was a member of the Hennessey Church of Christ and was active in the community.

Surviving is her husband, O.D. Ramey of the home; son Max Waller of Seminole; daughter Nancy K. Mathes of Hennessey; one stepdaughter Penny Ordway of Fountain Valley, Calif.; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hennessey Church of Christ with the funeral home as custodian of the fund at the request of the family.

 

 

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Betty Jo Ramsey

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Stout-Phillips Chapel in Wewoka for Betty Jo Ramsey. Bobby Ramsey will officiate for the service.

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

Ramsey, 62, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005 at Holdenville General Hospital. She was born Feb. 17, 1942 in Hughes County to Marshall and Mattie (Cook) Glass.

She was raised in the Holdenville area and graduated from Holdenville High School. Betty married Raymond Ramsey on March 29, 1962 in Ada and they had four children during their marriage.

Ramsey was employed as a cook for Wewoka Schools and New Age Center in Wewoka. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church.

She loved being outdoors and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Her parents, Marshall and Mattie; her son, Tony Ramsey; one great-granddaughter, Taylor Dawn Ramsey; one sister, Jo Ann Glass; and three brothers, Marshall Glass, Carl Glass and Denzil Glass, all preceded her in death.

Surviving her is her husband, Raymond Ramsey of the home; daughters Teresa and husband Mike Smith of Carrolton, Texas and Kim Ramsey and Gary Williams of Seminole; son Mike and Karla Ramsey of Bowlegs; brother Kenneth Glass of Lincoln, Ark; and sisters, Pat Thompson of Morris, Wanda Brooks of Lawton and Sue Barksdale of Grand Rapids, Mich.

In addition her grandchildren, Derek and wife Stephanie Ramsey, Jeremy Streater, Austin Smith, Chance Smith, Anthony Ramsey, Marisa Ramsey, Dylan Ramsey and Shelby Ramsey; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends also survive her.

Mark Ramsey

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Mark Elliott Ramsey, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Harvey Road Baptist Church with Rev. Wade Robertson officiating.

Interment is to follow at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Ramsey, 44, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005 at home in Seminole. He was born July 3, 1961 in Wetumka to Paul Thomas Ramsey and Nadean (Mead) Ramsey.

Mark lived most of his life in Seminole County and worked as a roughneck before becoming disabled in 1981.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving is one daughter, Crista Nadean Ramsey of Seminole; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary Thomas and Donna Ramsey and Ricky Wade and Sharon Ramsey, both of Wetumka and one sister and brother-in-law, Paula and Ali Moradi of Seminole.

In addition, he is survived by nieces and nephews, Shawnda Curtis, Stormy Ramsey and Jeremy Ramsey, all of Wetumka and great-nephews, Quin and Brady Rogers of Wetumka.

Pallbearers for the services will be Curtis Kasinger, Danny Parsons, Larry Davis, Bob Herron, George Gates and Bruce Montgomery.

Honorary bearers will be Mark Kasinger, Rick Melton, Terry Melton and Chester Phillips.

Messages of condolences can be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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Paul Thomas Ramsey

Paul Thomas Ramsey, 81 of Seminole, passed away Friday, Sept. 30, 2005 in Seminole. He was born March 12, 1924 in Morris, Okla. to Albert and Mary Elizabeth (Hankins) Ramsey.

He attended school at Lawnwood in Wetumka. He was raised in the Wetumka area then moved in 1959 to Lamont, Calif., then back to Seminole County in 1969.

Ramsey retired in 1987 from Nowlin Trucking in Oklahoma City.

He married Betty "Nadean" (Mead) Ramsey on Nov. 1, 1946 in Ada, Okla., she preceded him in death on Aug. 21, 1999.

He was formerly a 32 degree Mason at Holdenville Lodge, a former deacon and song leader at Lamont First Assembly of God in California. He enjoyed playing the guitar and mandolin.

He was a World War II Veteran of the United States Navy, entering service in the Navy in Feb.10 1943. He was honorably discharged on March 18, 1946.

He served as a water-tender 3rd Class in the Asiatic-Pacific area, participating in the Philippine Liberation for which he received one star, he also received a World War Victory Medal II.

Surviving is his daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Ali Moradi of Seminole; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary Thomas and Donna Ramsey of Wetumka, Ricky and Sharon Ramsey of Wetumka, Mark Elliott Ramsey of Seminole; one half-sister and brother-in-law, Demeryl "Dee" and Roy Fields and their four children of Mountain Home, Ark.

He is also survived by four grandchildren, Shonda Curtis of Wetumka, Jeremy Ramsey of Wetumka, Stormy Ramsey of Ada, Crista Ramsey of the home and two great grandchildren, Quinn Thomas Rogers of Wetumka and Brady Lee Rogers of Wetumka.

His parents; wife of 53 years; one sister, Opal Ramsey Bowling; half brother, Junior Casey; stepfather Herman Casey and grandparents who raised him Polly and John Wesley Drake preceded him in death.

Funeral Services will be 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 3 at the Living Water Pentecostal Holiness Church in Wetumka with Rev. Renee Ross officiating.

Interment will follow at Holdenville Cemetery in Holdenville, Okla.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Ramsey, Gary Ramsey, Mark Ramsey, Jeremy Ramsey, Carl Curtis, and Quinn Rogers.

Honorary bearers will be Brady Rogers, Ali Moradi, Chuck Burnside, Kenneth Hill and Curtis Kasinger.

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

 

 

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Harold Raper

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Harold Glen Raper are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Pam Shirk and Rev. Charley Heathorn to officiate.

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

Raper, 73, died Thursday, June 2, 2005 in Ada. He was born Dec. 20, 1931 in Konawa to Clarence and Mae (Walker) Raper.

He attended and graduated from Konawa High School and graduated from Oklahoma A & M in Stillwater with a degree in animal husbandry.

Raper served with the United States Army in Germany in helicopter maintenance. He retired as a rancher and a farmer.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Konawa, past Board Member and President of the Seminole County Chapter of Oklahoma Farm Bureau, and former member of the Konawa Lions Club.

Raper married Wanda Kinder in Konawa on Feb. 13, 2002.

His first wife, Carol Raper (in August 2000), his parents, two sisters Sue Ellen Raper and Infant Girl Raper preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Wanda of Konawa; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dana and Pat Underwood of Idabel and Edie and Brad Linton of Mansfield, Texas; one brother Karl Raper of Konawa; one sister Cheryl Akin of Moore; five grandchildren, Pat and Kristin Underwood, Emily, Joshua and Rachel Linton; and extended family members, Brenda and Willie Cloud, Kelley and Donna Neely, Jon and Cheryl Kade, Adi Cloud, Brea and Daniel Cloud and Kaci and Stephanie Neely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gary Ratliff

A memorial service for Wewoka native, Gary B. Ratliff, has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at DeBerry Funeral Chapel in Denton, Texas.

Ratliff, 62, of Texas died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005 in Decatur, Texas. He was born Dec. 10, 1942 in Wewoka to William Irven Ratliff and Helen Jo Winn Ratliff.

He graduated from Enid High School and served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.

Ratliff married Linda Alexander on Feb. 4, 1967 in Highland, Calif. and was a production associate for Boeing.

Surviving is his wife, Linda Ratliff of Denton, Texas; daughter, Darci Ratliff of Seattle, Wash.; son, Todd Ratliff of Lewisville; sisters, Toni Ratliff of Santa Fe, N.M. and Ann Hackworth of Greer, S.C.

DeBerry Funeral Directors of Benton, Texas are in charge of the arrangements.

Sherry Mosley Rawls

Memorial services for daughter of former Seminole resident Shirley Mosley, and Holdenville business woman, Sherry Mosley Rawls, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Barnard Memorial United Methodist Church, under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Rev. Joe Robinson is set to officiate.

Rawls died in an auto accident with her mother, Shirley Mosley, on Sunday, June 12, 2005, in Elk City. She was 49.

She was born Sep, 24, 1955, in Holdenville to Curtis Mosley and Shirley Asbury Mosley.

Raised in Holdenville, Rawls graduated from Holdenville High School in 1973.

On June 15, 1982, she married Ray W. "Butch" Rawls, Jr. in Holdenville at the Methodist Church.

For their 20th anniversary, the couple renewed their vows in 2002. They were to celebrate 23 years of marriage on Wednesday.

Rawls was the owner of The In Zone in Holdenville since 1996. She attended Shawnee Beauty College.

Rawls’ hobbies included fishing, crafts, singing and dancing and she was known for her monogramming.

She is survived by her husband, Butch of the home; and children, Curt Rawls and Tara Kneggs of Ada and Ali Rawls of the home.

Laural Raymond

Funeral services for Seminole native Laural (Rider) Raymond are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Walker Funeral Service in Shawnee.

Rev. Steve Cline is to officiate and interment is to follow services at Little Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.

Raymond, 50, passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2005 at her home after battling cancer. She was born Sept. 29, 1955 in Seminole to Haskell "Jack" and Laura Mae (Gazaway) Rider.

Laural graduated from Varnum High School and received her associate’s degree in nursing from Seminole State College.

She was a longtime employee of the Edmond Medical Center Emergency Department.

Laural married Don Raymond on July 31, 1993 in Eureka Springs, Ark.

Her parents and son, Clayton Kean preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Don of the home and her children and their spouses, Tracey and James White of Tecumseh, Clinton and Katrina Kean of Seminole, Melissa Crowson (daughter-in-law) of Shawnee, Corey and Mimi Raymond of Oklahoma City and Jennifer and Joey DeRoin of Midwest City.

In addition, she has two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Kelly Rider of Seminole and Marvin and Phyllis Stoops of Manford; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Ray Harris of Seminole; 11 grandchildren, Raceton, Julie, Wyatt, Brittany, Maddison, Raeden, Alex, Earon, Kimberly, Issabella and Victoria and several nieces and nephews including, Jamie Myers and Travis Rider surviving her.

 

 

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Deanna Faye Redding

Deanna Faye Redding, a Wewoka resident, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Funeral Services are set for 10 a.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Chapel in Wewoka. Interment will be held at Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Redding was born on May 31, 1944, in Seminole to Orby Jay and Pauline (Walker) Arthur. She grew up in the Seminole County area and also graduated from Seminole High School.

She married Paul Redding on Nov. 12, 1961, in Seminole.

She worked for JCPenney as a catalog supervisor in Seminole until it closed in 1982. She has worked the last 13 years at Wal-Mart in Holdenville.

She was a member of Wewoka Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness.

Deanna enjoyed traveling, camping and spending time with her family and friends. She will always be remembered by her joyous smile, outgoing personality, and overall love of life.

Deanna is preceded in death by her parents, Orby and Pauline Arthur, her father-in-law Dean Redding, sister-in-law Phyliss Redding Bryant, and Peggy Redding Haskins.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Paul of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shelli and David Thompson of Stigler, and Paula and Jesse Sawyer of Wewoka; her mother-in-law, Norma Redding of Wewoka; grandchildren, Chris and finance’ Mandi Calvert of Durant, Keith Sawyer and Tosha Phillips of Wewoka, Jessica and Courtnei Sawyer of Wewoka, Coty and Jarrod Hurst of Stillwater, Candice and Matt Powell of Stigler, Colton and Sabrina Chesney of Stigler, Jake Thompson of Stigler and Cameron Chesney of Stillwater.

She is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Makenna, Bailey, Mattison, Scout, Gunter, Leif; a dear friend Sherry Wadlow of Wewoka; three brothers, David and Mala Arthur of Borger, Texas, Paul Wayne and JoAnn Arthur of Longview, Texas, and Phillip "Mack" Arthur of Texas; four sisters, Denise and David Sissom of Fritch, Texas, Doris and Richard Anderson of Olympia, Wash., Frankie and Hayden Hamil of Tulsa, and Phillip Voquts of Valley, Mo.

Pallbearers include Chris Sawyer, Keith Sawyer, Colton Chesney, Matt Powell, Jarrod Hurst and Marion Bert.

Honorary Pallbearers include Cameron Chesney.

Betty Jean Reed

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday for longtime Seminole resident Betty Jean (Whited) Reed at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Reed, 78, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005 at Seminole Medical Center. She was born in Shawnee Jan. 10, 1927 to Vernon and Lela May (Murray) Whited Hunter.

She married Rudolph Oliver Reed on March 10, 1942 in Seminole and he preceded her in death on June 9, 2000.

Reed was a homemaker, a member of the Tri-City Christian Church and was an Eastern Star.

Surviving her are two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Betty Reed of Seminole and Richard "Dickie" and Trecia Reed of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; one daughter, Sharon Gates of Phoenix, Ariz. and one son-in-law Jon Bateman of Shawnee.

In addition are her grandchildren, Kerry and Angela Reed and Heath Reed, all of Seminole, Amie and Rony Fisher of California, Ashley and Chris Krueger of Glenwood Springs, Colo., Jason Bateman of Shawnee; and six great-grandchildren, Jerrod Kash Reed, Keeley Nicole Reed and Karsyn Kay Reed, all of Seminole, Caryse Bateman of Shawnee; Rory Darnell Fisher of California and Jackson Reed Krueger of Glenwood Springs, Colo.

Ozie William Reed

Funeral service for longtime Seminole resident Ozie William Reed are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Cecil Spoonmoore is set to officiate.

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

Reed died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at Seminole Estates Nursing Home. He was 89.

Born May 25, 1915, to Albert Theodore Reed and Rosie Nell (Coker) in Yale County, Ark., Reed moved to Seminole 73 years ago.

He married Virginia "Clarice" Reed Feb. 3, 1939, in Holdenville. She preceded him in death on June 8, 1992.

Reed worked as a mechanic and retired in 1978.

He served as a deacon at Ideal Street Baptist Church, where he was also a member.

Reed participated in outdoor activities such as camping, hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; two sisters; his wife Clarice Reed; his son, Ted Reed; and grandson, Mitchell Mann on April 13, 2002.

Reed is survived by his son, Danny Reed of Luther; two daughters, Ann Eversole of Maud and Cindy Goodnight of Seminole; 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Kyle Reed, Brett Horn, Johnny Eversole II, Johnny Eversole I, David Goodnight, Brandon Goodnight and Don Goodnight.

Honorary bearers are Leroy Goodnight, Raymond Spoonmore, Jirl McGinnis, Terry McGinnis, Kenneth Lail, Sandy Sanders and Brandon Goodnight.

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

Vicky Ann Reed

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Vicky Ann Reed are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Hitchitee United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Svitak and Rev. Mike Harjo to officiate.

Wake services are scheduled for 7 p.m. today at Hitchitee United Methodist Church.

Interment will follow services at Hitchitee United Methodist Church Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Reed, 47, of Midwest City, died Tuesday, June 14, 2005 in Oklahoma City. She was born Jan. 18, 1958 in San Antonio, Texas to Billy J. Lee and June Larney Lee.

She graduated from Tulsa Schools and worked at University Hospital in the Patient’s account department.

Reed was a member of Hitchitee United Methodist Church and was on the Seminole Nation Princess Committee.

She married Matthew Reed on Nov. 1, 1980 in Shawnee; he preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 1993. Her father also preceded her in death.

Survivors include her mother, June Larney Lee of Wewoka; daughters Leigh Ann Reed of the home and Nikki Reed of Del City; sister Patty Kishketon of Shawnee and grandfather Ryder Larney of Seminole.

Pallbearers will be Rick Deer, Joe Deer, William Larney, Russell Larney, Brian Larney and Irby Larney.

Honorary bearers will be Rowe Kishketon, John Kemble, Greg Bucher and Steve Brandt.

 

 

 

 

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Georgia Reiser

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Georgia Reiser are set for Thursday, June 23, at 10 a.m. at the Maysville Cemetery, under the direction of the Winans Funeral Home.

Reiser died Monday, June 20, at the McCaskill Nursing Home in Maysville, at the age of 73.

She was born April 7, 1932, in Purcell, to Oscar and Audrey Steele Selman.

Reiser had been a resident of McCaskill Nursing Home for a number of years. She had also lived in Antioch, Pauls Valley, and Seminole.

She worked for many years in nursing homes, caring for the elderly, and also worked at Pauls Valley State School.

She was the widow of Edwin L. Reiser.

Reiser was a member of the Baptist church.

She is survived by two sons, Ira Gene Pharaoh, of Seminole, and Billy Pharaoh; one brother, Gene Selman of Lindsay; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren, as well as many other relatives.

Ann M. Reiss

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Ann M. Reiss are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Whitfield to officiate.

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

Reiss, 67, died Thursday, May 19, 2005 in McAlester Regional Hospital. She was born Jan. 24, 1938 in Wanette to Cornealius and Ellen (Smith) Brown.

She married Delbert G. Reiss on Dec. 15, 1961 in Bristow and was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. The couple has lived in Krebs for the past 21 years.

Surviving is her husband of Krebs; two sons, William E. Reiss of Krebs and Fred Reiss of Norman; one daughter Carla Hinds of Lindsay, Texas; three brothers, Benny Brown of Seminole, Jim Brown of Albuquerque, N.M. and Gene Brown of Attica, Kan.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be Gary Mize, Wade Lee Mize, Erick Petterson, Chuck Hinds, Chucky Hinds and Dennis Pruitt.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frank Rhodd Jr.

A funeral mass is scheduled for longtime Konawa area resident Frank Edward "F.E." Rhodd, Jr. for 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Matthew Brown, O.S.B., officiating.

A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Interment is to follow mass at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Rhodd, 41, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005 at Carl Albert Indian Hospital in Ada. He was born in Seminole on Jan. 29, 1963 to Frank E. Rhodd, Sr. and Marlene (Eagle) Rhodd. He attended grade school at St. Louis Elementary School and graduated from Konawa High School.

He married Lisa Young on Oct. 21, 1992 in Wewoka and worked in the oilfields as a driller and unit operator. Rhodd was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Citizens Potawatomi Nation.

His mother and one brother preceded him in death.

His father of Konawa; his wife of the home; daughter, Krishta Rhodd of the home; and three sisters, Viola Jones, Dawn Honsinger and Rhonda Rhodd, all of Konawa, survives him.

 

James Rhodes Sr.

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident, James Carl "Swampy" Rhodes, Sr. are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Eastside Church of Christ in Duncan.

Brant Stubblefield and Topper Pipkin will be officiating.

Interment will follow at New Velma Cemetery in Velma, under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home.

The family will be receiving friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Rhodes, age 91, of Duncan died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005 in Duncan. He was born Oct. 11, 1913 in a livery stable in Wewoka to James and Bertha (Cummings) Rhodes.

He married Ethel Marie Sneed on Jan. 31, 1936 in Wewoka.

Rhodes graduated at the age of 16 from Wewoka High School in 1930. He retired in 1978 as a field supervisor from AMOCO Oil Company.

He was an avid golfer and a charter member of Wildhorse Golf Course, Healdton Golf Course and Wewoka Golf Course.

Rhodes got a hole-in-one at the age of 83 at the Wildhorse Golf Course in Velma, and an 83 was also what he shot.

He was a member of the Midway Church of Christ.

His parents, an infant son, one brother, George Rhodes and one grandson, John Carl Littrell preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Ethel Marie of the home; four daughters Chris Taylor of Dallas, Texas, June Armon of Colorado Springs, Colo., Sally Littrell of Marlow and Ann Neal of Longview, Texas; one son, James C. Rhodes of Savannah, Ga.

In addition, surviving are four sisters, Eldeva Scott of San Diego, Calif., Pauline Looney of Denver, Colo., Earline Martin of Clifton, Texas, Frankie Smith of New Braunfels, Texas; one brother, Ray Rhodes of Oklahoma City; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Bob Taylor, Bill Littrell, Charles "Butch" Littrell, Scott Armon, Michael Hart, Christopher Hart, Nick Rhodes and Jacob Rhodes.

Memorials may be given to Westview Boys Home, PO Box 553, Hollis, OK 73550.

Online condolences may be sent to: www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.

 

Karen Richards

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Karen Deneise Richards are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home with Chris Stinnett to officiate.

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

Richards, 46, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at home. She was born Jan. 5, 1959 in Seminole to L.D. and Jessie (Bray) Dye.

She was a graduate of Varnum High School. She married Jerry Richards in Seminole on Jan. 19, 1974.

Richards was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She was a loving mother and wife, and a caring person and wonderful grandmother.

She is survived by husband, Jerry Richards of the home; father L.D. Dye of Seminole; one brother, Gary Dye of Seminole; two sisters, Regina King of Pauls Valley and Linda Branson of Seminole; one daughter, Kerri Pallas of Seminole; four grandchildren, Shelbi, Jerry, Sierra and Jessie Pallas, all of Seminole and 12 nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers for the service will be George Richards, Brad King, Chris Dye, Leslie King, Jason Branson and Ryan Branson.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the funeral home website online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

Karen Cecelia Richardson

Memorial service for former Seminole resident Karen Cecelia (Selfridge) Richardson is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Swearingen Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Richardson died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005 in Helena, Mont., at the age of 48.

She was born Nov. 6, 1956, in Holdenville to Donald Vincent Selfridge, Sr. and Earlene (Fine) Selfridge.

Richardson worked as a rural postal carrier.

She was a Desert Storm veteran and had served in the Army National Guard for 13 years. She achieved the rank of Specialist 4 in the Army National Guard.

Richardson was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dewey and Ella Fine of Marlow, and Fred and Opal Selfridge of Seminole.

She is survived by her father and mother of Seminole; two daughters, Janiece Hanley of Jacksonville, Fla., and Kristi Richardson of Helena, Mont.; one brother, Don Selfridge, Jr. of Seminole; two sisters, Teresa Trammell of Seminole, and Lisa Selfridge of Ada; and two grandchildren.

Messages of condolences can be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Karen Richardson

Funeral services were held in Montana for former Seminole resident Karen Cecelia Selfridge Richardson.

Richardson, 48, died Feb. 6, 2005 in Helena, Mont. She was born Nov. 6, 1956 in Holdenville to Don and Earlene Selfridge.

She attended New Lima High School and worked as a postal carrier.

Richardson served in the Oklahoma Army National Guard, including a tour in Kuwait during the first Gulf War.

Surviving are her parents; two daughters, Janiece Hanley and Kristi Richardson; one brother, Don Selfridge Jr.; two sisters, Teresa and Lisa Selfridge and two grandchildren.

Sereda ‘Ruth’ Richardson

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Sereda "Ruth" Richardson, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rick Maldron, Ruth’s brother, and Randy Ethridge, Ruth’s brother-in-law are to officiate.

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

Richardson, 54, passed away Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005 at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born Jan. 30, 1951 in Casa Grande, Ariz. to George Lee Madron and Della Catherine (Cross) Madron.

Ruth married Jim Richardson on Nov. 9, 1982 in Wewoka and worked at the Seminole Wrangler Plant until her retirement in 1993.

She has been a Seminole County resident for the past 26 years.

Her father and one brother, Thurman Lewayne Madron, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her mother, Della Catherine Sossman of Wewoka; husband Jim of the home; one son, Robert Anthony Richardson of Seminole; three daughters and sons-in-law, Dana Dalynn and Mark Turner of Fayetteville, Ark., Sereda Dawn Smart and Kimberly Renee’ and Thomas Yerby, all of Seminole.

In addition, two brothers, George Ancel Madron of Savannah, Ga. and Ricky Glenn Madron of Wewoka; three sisters, Estel Rosette Callum of McAlester, Frances Kay Ethridge of Stroud and Vicky Lynn Heffley of McAlester; seven grandchildren, Miranda Gates, Kimberly Gates, Joshua Smart, Daryck Smart, Tye Varner, Alyssa Yerby and Carlie Richardson survive her.

Casket bearers are to be Bob Northcott, Frank Cullum, Ben Cullum, Randy Madron, David Lozer and Don Madron. Honorary bearers will be Edsil Cross and Mike Madron.

The family wishes to give special thanks to all of the nurses and doctors on 7 West and 901 C.C.U. at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City for their special care.

Messages of condolences can be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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Buford Ray Rider

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Buford Ray Rider are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Cooper Funeral Chapel in Tecumseh.

Interment is to follow services at little Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

Rider, 80, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005 in Shawnee. He was born June 21, 1924 in Oklahoma City to Floyd Buford and Stella Katherine (Cogle) Rider.

He had lived in Oklahoma City for many years, in Texas as a young child and in Seminole County in the early 70’s. Finally he moved to Shawnee in 1997, where he has lived since.

Rider attended Jackson Junior High and was a graduate of Central High School in Oklahoma City.

He served in the United States Navy during World War II on the submarine USS McLanahan.

In April 1968 he married Oma Jackson in Gainesville, Texas. He worked as a jet engine mechanic at Tinker Air Force Base before retiring to his farm in Seminole County, where he ranched for many years.

He was a member of Agnew Avenue Baptist Church in his early years, and later was a member of Cromwell Baptist Church.

In addition, he was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the American Legion and of the Boot Scooters Dance Club. He enjoyed dancing and traveling.

His wife; infant twin sons; two brothers, Buddy Rider and Gene Rider and one sister, Dorothy Champion preceded him in death.

Surviving him are his two –daughters, Diane May of Oklahoma City and Shirley Rider of Shawnee; sister and brother-in-law, JoAnn and Don Wood of Mustang; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Donald and Cathy Rider of Oklahoma City and Jake Rider of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren, Jeff Packham, Jim May, Shelly Packham and Theresa Stehr and five great-grandchildren.

 

 

Clyde Riggs

Funeral services for the father of Seminole resident Darla McKay are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Stroud with Rev. Steve Gillispie officiating.

Interment is to follow services at the Stroud Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Stroud.

Clyde Henry Riggs, 81, died Thursday, March 17, 2005 in Seminole. He was born Dec. 21, 1923 in Roland to James Henry and Nancy Ann (Seabolt) Riggs.

He was a longtime resident of the Stroud Milfay area. Riggs served in the United States Navy during World War II.

Riggs married Anna L. Scaggs on Oct. 12, 1949 in Bristow.

He retired from working for Allied Materials in Stroud and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Milfay.

His parents, three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Surviving him is his wife Anna of the home; one son, Henry Riggs of Milfay; one daughter, Darla McKay of Seminole; one sister, Bonita Coppinger of Broken Arrow and grandchildren, Mandy Danielle McKay of Tahlequah and Myria Dyan and Gerald Hayslip of Oklahoma City .

 

Mary Risenhoover

Services for former Seminole resident Mary M. Risenhoover are planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at the Primrose Chapel with Dr. Lavonn Brown officiating.

Mary M. Risenhoover, 93, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, at her home in Norman. She was surrounded by the love and support of her family and friends.

Burial will follow at 4:30 p.m. at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole, under the direction of Primrose Funeral Service.

The daughter of Bertha (Doc) and James Tom Sullinger, she was born April 28, 1912, in Seminole County.

Mary was reared on a farm near the Horseshoe Bend on the North Canadian River in Seminole County.

Her family had a large orchard with peaches, apples, pears, blackberries, strawberries, and (Mary's favorite) pecans.

Mary loved music and learned to play the mandolin. She and two of her brothers, Loyd and Aut, then formed the Sullinger trio. They were well known and performed on a weekly radio show and at local dances. Mary also enjoyed playing the piano and organ.

She was also a talented writer, and is listed in the National Anthology of Poetry.

A graduate of Paden High School, she received her bachelor’s degree from East Central University.

Mrs. Risenhoover received her master’s degree and did her post-graduate work from the University of Oklahoma.

She began her 38-year teaching career at Helena, and continued on to Hilltop, Excelsior, Okemah, Mason, and finally to Moore, from where she retired.

During her teaching career, she taught English, Psychology, Career Counseling, and was a mentor for all who needed her.

She received many recognitions during her career, including Okfuskee County Teacher of the Year. She was admired and loved by the multitude of students she taught, many of them remaining in touch with her even today.

Mary met her husband of 57 years, J.D. Risenhoover, at East Central University. They had three children, Sondra, Jerry, and Terry. In 1963, they moved from Okemah to Norman.

Mary and J.D. loved to travel, and among their favorite vacations was their European trip on which they visited nine countries. They loved the different cultures and traditions of each country, and never met a stranger regardless of where they were.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Norman for over 40 years. During that time, her love of music led her to become a member of the Fellowship Singers, with whom she traveled across the country.

Mary held many offices during her membership, and belonged to several classes at the Church.

Following her retirement from the Moore Public Schools, Mary obtained her Realtor's License and worked for the Cecil Woods Agency and later for Risenhoover Realty with her husband and son, Terry.

She was also a member, secretary, and treasurer of the Cleveland County Retired Teachers Association. She hosted numerous gatherings at their home in Norman and their summer home at Lake Wewoka.

The one thing closest to Mary’s heart was her family, and her first priority in life was being a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She will be terribly missed by many, but never forgotten.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Jim Gourley of Norman; two sons and daughter-in-law, Jerry of the home and Terry and Nancy of Seminole; brother-in-law Jim of Fresno, Calif.; two granddaughters, Teresa Waxler of the home, and Amy Ortloff and husband Steve of Madill; seven grandsons; Bill Waxler of Lexington, Jack and wife Inger of Argyle, Texas, Chris and wife Lori of Plano Texas, David and wife Danielle of Norman, Paul of Taiwan, Jonathan and wife Janna of Missouri, Peter and wife Dorinda of Kansas City; four step grandsons, Chappell Easterley of Cardiff By The Sea, Calif., and Tim, Russell, and Wesley Gourley.

In addition, 17 great grandchildren, eight step grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews also survive her.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, J.D.; her parents, Doc and Jim Tom Sullinger; and her three brothers, Aut, Carl, and Loyd Sullinger.

Bearers will be Mrs. Risenhoover’s grandsons. Honorary Bearers will be Steve Ortloff, Jake Ogle, Alan Ketring, Paul Risenhoover, and Bill Waxler.

 

 

 

 

Allen Roberts

Graveside services for Seminole resident Allen Ray Roberts are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gable Cemetery in Meeker.

Rev. Carl B. Whitfield will be officiating and Swearingen Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Roberts, 78, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005 at Seminole Medical Center. He was born on July 6, 1927 in Chandler to Charley P. and Alta (Gouker) Roberts.

He worked in pipeline construction within the oilfield.

His parents, wife, Suzy (Taylor) Roberts and brother, Charles Franklin Roberts preceded him in death.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Allen Roberts of Del City and Charles Ray Roberts of Seminole; one daughter, Patricia Scharabok of Del City; one brother, Chester Lee Roberts of Del City; two sisters, Relta Templeton of Maud and Betty Jean Bell of Spencer and six grandchildren.

 

 

 

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Marcus D. Roberts

Funeral services for lifetime Seminole County resident Marcus Dain Roberts are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Wewoka with Rev. C.L. Prevost of Community Baptist Church to officiate.

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

Roberts, 27, of Wewoka, died Saturday, May 28, 2005 in Shawnee. He was born Jan. 10, 1978 in Holdenville to Cathy Whitfield-Blackshire and George C. Roberts Jr.

He attended public school in Wewoka and was a 1996 graduate of Wewoka High School. While in high school he was a member of the basketball team, which were named State Champs for two years. Roberts was also a member of the football team and the baseball team.

Roberts worked for Amis Construction Company and was an active member of Community Baptist Church.

His brother, Mancini, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his parents, Cathy Blackshire of the Wewoka home and George C. Roberts Jr. of Oklahoma City; three sons, Jaek, Darius and Darren Roberts of Seminole; two daughters, Mia Kalaha Roberts and Desire Roberts, both of Wewoka; three sisters, Shaquetta Blackshire of Shawnee, Ranesha Johnson of Wewoka and Felicia Roberts of Oklahoma City.

 

 

Tenzy Roberts

Funeral services for former Konawa resident Tenzy Lee Roberts are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robert Hatcher to officiate.

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

Roberts, 75, of Norman, died Monday, May 23, 2005 at Norman Regional Hospital. She was born Feb. 21, 1930 in Konawa to John and Madie (Blackwood) Morrow.

She married Calvin O. "Joe" Roberts on March 7, 1950 in Gainesville, Texas.

Roberts was a beautician for many years and was of the Baptist faith. She graduated from Vamoosa High School.

Her parents, her husband Calvin "Joe" Roberts on Sept. 19, 2002 and one sister, Lorene Ogle all preceded her in death.

Surviving is daughter Brenda Hall of Norman; two brothers, Wyndol Morrow of Houston, Texas and Andy Morrow of Ada; two sisters, Dorothy Anderson of Sasakwa and Bobby O’Shea of Portland, Ore.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two aunts, Mary Lou Blackwood of Konawa and Estelle Sutton of Picayune, Miss.

Pall bearers for the services will be Cliff Anderson, Philip Deaton, Shawn Northcliffe, Freddy Carpenter, Wallace Huff and Joe Andy Blackwood.

Laverne Roberts

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Laverne Roberts, will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee.

The Rev. Carl Whitfield will be officiating over the ceremonies.

Roberts died June 18, 2005 at Shawnee Unity North and was born Jan 6, 1929 in Rusk County, Texas to Bill Spivey Ash and Annie Missouri (Williams) Ash.

Roberts was a mother, wife, and homemaker to her husband Garvin Roberts. Whom she married on December 17, 1945 in Rusk County, Texas.

Roberts’s parents, husband Garvin (1994) and eight brothers have preceded her in death

Surviving is one son and daughter-in-law: Johnnie and Judy Roberts of Seminole; two daughters and sons-in-law: Vivian and Robert Lemmings, and Betty Lawson all of Seminole; "Nick" Munsik of Houston Texas.

In addition eight grand-children: Dustin Lawson, Dava Dunn, Stephen and Lori Ann Lemmings, Kristi Lawson, Curtis Roberts, Tami Cordell and Robert Morphew; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild survive.

Pallbearers will be Curtis Roberts, Stephen Lemmings, Dustin Lawson, BJ Cordell, Patrick Dunn and Robert Morphew.

 

 

 

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Henry Robertson

Funeral services for longtime Konawa area resident, Henry Herman "Hank" Robertson are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grace Community Church in Vamoosa with Rev. Cal Hunter and Rev. Glenn Peck to officiate.

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

Robertson, 83, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005 at his residence in Konawa. He was born Feb. 10, 1922 in Maud to Alfred Wesley Robertson and Nettie Lee (Goss) Robertson.

He married Mary K. "Katy" majors on Dec. 24, 1946 in Bowlegs.

Hank taught school and coached for 39 years, having retired in 1984. He taught and coached at Vamoosa, Bowlegs and Allen Public Schools.

Robertson served as an aviation machinist’s mate, second-class, in the United States navy during World War II from 1942 – 1945. He received an honorable discharge on Oct. 1, 1945.

Hank graduated from Vamoosa High School in 1940 and after the service he attended and graduated from East Central State University with a bachelor’s degree in 1948.

He received his master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1953 and he was inducted in to the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1982.

Robertson served on the OECA Board and was a member of the Board of Directors of the CVEC since 1986. He was a member of St. Louis Baptist Church and the American Legion Post 70.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of over 58 years, Mary K. "Katy" Robertson of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Danny Freeman of Konawa; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Brenda Robertson and Mark and Debbie Robertson, all of Konawa; five grandchildren, Dana Ezell, Chris Freeman, Lisa Cundiff, Marcy Robertson and Cory Walker and three great-grandchildren, Kinlee and Kamlyn Cundiff and Nathan Ezell.

In addition four brothers, A.W. "Nug" Robertson and Arnold Robertson, both of Konawa, Keith Robertson of Okemah and Dick Robertson of Konawa and four sisters, Willa Dean Wall of Harrah, Laquita Huckleberry of Konawa, Billie Collins of Shawnee and Jerry Lemmings of Konawa survive him.

Messages of condolences can be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

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Mary Edith Robertson

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Mary Edith Robertson were held at 2 p.m. today at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole with Bill Day officiating.

The service is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Mary Edith Robertson passed away Saturday April 23, 2005 in Oklahoma City.

Her family surrounded her for she was a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Edith was born April 28, 1918 in Breckenridge, Okla. to Armstead Calabe and Pearl Mae King. She moved to Seminole as a very small child.

She married Ed Robertson on September 6, 1936 and they lived in Seminole for the next 44 years.

They were active members of Trinity Baptist Church in Letha and she taught women’s class for many years.

Ed passed away in 1980 and four years later Edith moved to El Reno and later Oklahoma City to be closer to her children.

Her husband, her parents, one sister Opal Lott and one brother Robert King preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter and son in law: Janette and Jim Whittern of Oklahoma City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Charlene Robertson, Scotty and Susanne Robertson all of Oklahoma City.

Other survivors include grandchildren: Tod Robertson of Waikiki, Hawaii, Carey and Charlene Robertson of Tulsa, Brad and Kim Robertson of Edmond, Karen and Tommy Howard of Oklahoma City, Michael and Lori Whittern of Oklahoma City, Lance and Jenny Robertson of Colleyville, Texas, and Casey and Brandi Robertson of Moore.

In addition she has eleven great grandchildren: Kelsey Robertson, Lauren Robertson, Bailey Robertson, Bryson Robertson, Rylee Robertson, Bradyn Robertson, Bailey Howard, Jimmy Howard, Cole Whittern, Colin Whittern and Riley Robertson.

One brother and sister-in-law Leonard and Wilma King of Mission, Texas and two sisters-in-law, Francis Robertson and Vada Robertson of Seminole and a host of nieces and nephews also survive her.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Mercedes T. Robertson

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Mercedes T. Robertson are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. A Rosary service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Stout-Phillips Chapel in Wewoka.

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

Robertson, 95, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005 at Elmwood Manor Nursing Home. She was born on Jan. 24, 1910 in Iona, S.D. to E.G. and Harriet (O’Brien) Hickey.

Following graduation she received a degree in interior design. She married G.H. Robertson on Sept. 30, 1928 in Holdenville.

Robertson was a music teacher and a housewife throughout most of her life.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and four children, JoAnn Robertson, Jerry Robertson, Jeanene Potter and Gary Robertson.

Surviving her are seven grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.

Daisy Mae Robinson

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident Daisy Mae Robinson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Branstetter-Rosewood Funeral Home in Oklahoma City.

Interment will follow service at Resthaven Cemetery in Shawnee.

Robinson died Friday, June 17, 2005 in Oklahoma City. She was born Nov. 10, 1917 in Shawnee to Dave and Della Mae Parsons.

She graduated from Shawnee High School and was baptized at Trinity International Church in Oklahoma City.

In Waurika she married Jack Robinson in 1943. He preceded her in death July 10, 1985. Her parents and two brothers, Haskell Parsons and Woodrow Parsons also preceded her in death.

She moved from Seminole to Oklahoma City to be closer to her daughter.

Robinson was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seminole, Seminole B.P.W. and was elected B.P.W. Woman of the Year in 1987.

After moving to Oklahoma City she was a member of Eagle Heights Church.

Survivors are her two daughters, Jackie Miles and Janie Lewis, both of Oklahoma City; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren’ one brother Hershel Parsons of Moore and one sister, Beatrice Ramsey of Chanute, Kan.

 

 

 

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Lena Iona Roe

Funeral services for Maud resident Lena Iona Roe were scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the First Baptist Church in Konawa, under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Rev. Charley Henthorn was set to officiate.

Roe’s burial was set to follow the services, at Vista Cemetery outside of Konawa.

She died Monday, May 2, 2005, at the Sunset Estates Nursing Home in Maud, at the age of 87.

Roe was born Aug. 28, 1917, in Ada, to John Plasscheart and Ruby (Walker) Plasscheart.

She married Hugh Don Roe on Nov. 24, 1945, in Shawnee. He preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 1967. Her parents also preceded her in death.

Roe was a homemaker, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Konawa.

She was a long-time Asher resident before moving to Maud.

She is survived by a son, David Roe, Konawa; a sister, Edith Spender, Maud; two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Those listed as pallbearers include Phillip Mullins, Marvin Patterson, Jerry Coonfield, Billy Sellars, Bob Lester and Ronnie Tyler.

Terrell Rogers

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Terrell Chester Rogers are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at First Southern Baptist Church of Del City.

Interment is to follow services at Sunny Lane Cemetery under the direction of Bill Eisenhower Funeral Homes, Inc.

Rogers, 80, of Oklahoma City died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004. He was born Feb. 7, 1924 in Madill to Luke and Juanita (Hearn) Rogers.

He married Joyce Cheatwood on Aug. 23, 1946 and they moved to the Oklahoma City area in 1952.

Rogers earned his bachelor’s degree in Dairy Manufacturing at Oklahoma State University. He served in the United States Army Air Corp as a staff sergeant during World War II.

He was a prisoner of war for one and a half years in Germany after being shot down in a B-17 while serving as a tail gunner. Rogers earned the Purple Heart, two Air Medals and the Oklahoma Medal of Valor.

Rogers worked as Director of Dairy Sanitation for the State of Oklahoma from 1974-1986. He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church of Del City, American Legion Post #93, DAV and A-Ex-POW.

He enjoyed traveling, reading, sports and spending time with his grandchildren.

His parents and brothers, Edward and Luke Jr., preceded him in death.

Surviving him is his wife of the home; three sons, Richard William Rogers of Oklahoma City, Dr. Robert Edward Rogers of Okemah and Rev. Terrell Randolf Rogers of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Lynda McNab of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Sarah Nell White of Durant, Sydney Nicholson of Amarillo, Texas and Keturah Brown of Stroud.

Timothy Wayne Rogers

Funeral services for Maud resident Timothy Wayne Rogers are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Art Coffey to officiate.

Interment is to follow service at Cummings Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rogers, 46, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at home. He was born Oct. 3, 1958 in Lebanon, Mo. to Ralph George Rogers and Mary Jane Camden.

He married Tameria "Tammy" Diane Rogers on Feb. 4, 1984 in Norman and was a mechanic for over 20 years before becoming disabled due to Lupus.

He left this world to join his father, Ralph C. Rogers; brother, Ralph A. Rogers, and his Heavenly Father, free of pain, which he suffered for many years due to Lupus.

Rogers was a wonderful father, husband, and best friend, with the biggest heart and most beautiful blue eyes. We will always love him and wait to join him someday.

He is survived by his wife Tammy of the home; three daughters, Melissa Rogers of the home, Madelyne, and Melynda Rogers, both of Seminole; two sons, Shane Rogers of Seminole and Steven Rogers of Colorado Springs, Colo. and two grandchildren, Amy Rogers and Timothy Rogers, both of Colorado Springs.

In addition, his mother, Mary Rogers of Buffalo, Mo.; two sisters, Nancy Dyer of Winchester Gap, Mo. and Dixie Deckerd of Longlane, Mo.; three brothers, Ricky, Danny and Tommy Rogers, all of Buffalo, Mo.; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews with various other relatives and friends, survive him.

Pallbearers for the service will be Steven Rogers, Shane Rogers, Ralph A. Rogers Jr., Johnny Rogers, Ricky Rogers and Danny Rogers.

Honorary bearers are to be Allen Morris and Billy Grizzle.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the funeral home website online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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William Rose Jr.

Funeral services for former Seminole resident William B. "Bill" Rose Jr. are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Baptist Church in Marion, Ohio with Rev. Steven Boothe officiating.

Interment is to follow services at Grand Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Boyd Funeral Home of Marion.

Rose, 69, of Marion, Ohio, died Friday April 22, 2005 at Marion General Hospital. He was born Dec. 28, 1935 in Seminole to William B. Rose and Anna Vienna (Edwards) Rose.

He married Patty Joan Southern Nov. 14, 1951 in Seminole and they are members of Trinity Baptist Church.

Rose enjoyed fly fishing, music, playing his guitar and spending time with his family. He owned and operated Bill’s Bit service for 40 years.

Two brothers, Bud Rose and Carl Rose preceded him in death.

Surviving are son Darrell Rose of Marion; daughter Linda Robinson of Marion; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Norma Lee of Pauls Valley, Emagene Galyan of Norman, Billie Dove Goldesberry of Tulsa and Juanita "Skeet" Lively of Broken Arrow.

Phyllis M. Rose

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Phyllis M. Rose are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Dan McLemore will officiate and burial will be under the direction of Coffey-Murray Funeral Home in Durant.

A family hour is set for 6-7 p.m. tonight at the Durant funeral home.

Rose, a Caddo resident, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at Oakridge Manor Nursing Home.

She was born Aug. 31,1927, in Vinita to Cecil Wayne and Ruby D. (Harvey) Asbury.

She was a homemaker and an avid gardener and quilt maker.

She married Al Rose on Aug. 12, 1967, in Bonham, Texas. He survives her, of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Allen Lawson, Shawnee, and Monty Lawson, Hinton; one daughter, Janice Lawson Brinsfield, Spring, Texas; one stepson, Mike Rose, Redoak, Texas; one brother, Gene Asbury, Houston, Texas; three sisters, Billie Patterson, Casper, Wyo., Dorothy King, Bixby, and Mary Allen, Little Rock, Ark; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a stepdaughter, Cathy Rose.

 

Earl Rounsivill

Services for Seminole resident Earl Rounsivill are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rounsivill died Monday, July 18, 2005, at Pioneer Nursing Home. He was 79.

He was a Seminole resident since 1991 when he moved here from Fresno, Calif., after living there for 43 years.

He was born to Noah D. Rounsivill and Eva (Wheeler) Rounsivill in Oilton on May 23, 1926.

On Oct. 12, 1991, he married Dolphie M. Rounsivill in Seminole. She preceded him in death on Jan. 7, 2004.

Rounsivill was a veteran of the US Navy. He served four years as a seaman 1st class.

He worked as a salesman for U.S. Steel for 10 years. He also worked in the trucking business for Pacific Motor Trucking in California.

Rounsivill was a member of the Hilltop Assembly of God in Earlsboro.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Dolphie Rounsivill, on Jan. 7 2004.

Rounsivill is survived by one daughter, Jacqueline Wright of Fresno, Calif., two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

Anna Mae Roy

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Anna Mae Roy are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at High Springs Baptist church with Rev. Ray Breeden officiating.

Interment is to follow services at High Springs Cemetery in Konawa under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Wake services are scheduled at 6 p.m. Saturday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Roy, 65, died Thursday, March 10, 2005 in the Midwest City Hospital. She was born May 2, 1939 in Konawa to Kelly Charty and Bonnie (Palmer) Charty.

She married Antoine Roy on March 4, 1961 in Ponca City. She worked for the American National Can Company as an equipment operator.

Her parents and husband Antoine preceded her in death.

Surviving her are daughters Debra Horne of Seminole, Rosa Millican of Inola and Allison Roy of Ada; sons Antoine Roy Jr. of Moore, Larry Roy of Oklahoma City, Gary Roy of Wewoka and Morris Roy of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Nathan Rumsey

A graveside service has been scheduled for longtime Seminole resident Nathan Rumsey for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Rumsey Family Cemetery in Stidham.

Rev. Tim Turner will be officiating with the services being under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Nathan passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 88.

He was born April 6, 1917 in Stidham to Napolean Boney Rumsey and Sammie (Pittman) Rumsey.

Nathan married Doris Loriene Stevens on Aug. 22, 1947 in Gainesville, Texas.

Rumsey served in the United States Army during World War II as a staff sergeant. He retired in 1960 from Modern Oils as a truck driver.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Mitch and Mary Rumsey of Yukon; grandson, Matthew Rumsey of Yukon and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

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

 

 

Ellen Faye Rush

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Ellen Faye Asher Rush are scheduled for Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Maramec Cemetery with Kevin Williams, officiating.

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.

Rush, a longtime Cushing resident, died Friday, July 1, 2005 at her home at the age of 79 years.

She was born on August 16, 1925 in Drumright to Riley Zeek and Nora Asher Zeek, Following the death of her mother, her grandparents, Walter and Lucinda Hesson raised her.

Rush was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and she enjoyed knitting and art.

Survivors include her children, Theresa Ann Hardick of Edmond, Mary Carruth of Oklahoma City, Linda Campbell of Edmond and Rita Asher Rush Price of Glenpool; her special friend and former husband Frank Rush of Cushing and 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the Rush family at Davisfhcushing@sbcglobal.net

 

 

 

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Juan Saldana

A wake service was held for Wewoka resident Juan Jose Saldana at 7 p.m. on Monday in the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Basil Keenan led the service, which was under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Saldana, 19, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2005 in an industrial accident. He was born March 5, 1986 in Santa Maria Del Rio, Mexico to Antonio Saldana and Anselma Arredondo.

Interment will take place in the Municipal Cemetery in Santa Maria Del Rio.

Frances Sargent

Frances Marie (Stephens) Sargent passed away Jan. 21, 2005, at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 92.

A former resident of Okmulgee, she was born June 25, 1912, in Okmulgee County, Okla. to Thomas Henry Stephens and Susie Permelia (Barbee) and grew up in the Beggs and Preston area, where she attended school.

On Oct. 16,1929, in Okmulgee, she united in marriage to Eugene Sargent, who preceded her in death after 56 years of marriage on Nov. 19, 1985.

As a young bride, she moved to Seminole, where she resided for 75 years.

Frances was a housewife before going to work for Douglas Aircraft in Oklahoma Ctiy, Okla. during World War II, operating the largest drill press of its time.

After the war in 1947, she began working as the manager of the lunch counter of the local five and dime store on Main Street in Seminole, called Wackers, where she was affectionately known as "Sarge."

She retired from there in 1977 after 30 years of dedicated employment.

Since her retirement, her time was consumed by gardening, fishing, camping and spending time with her great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, Mancel Stephens, Guy Connolly and Clarence Stephens; and one sister, Eula Mae (Stephens) Wood.

She is survived by one daughter, Norma Jean (Sargent) Brawner; one granddaughter and her husband, Rick and Denise (Brawner) Childs-Wisley of Seminole; three great-grandchildren, Wesley Eugene and his wife, Trena (Wade) Childs of Seminole, Justin Wayne Childs and his fiance, Charity House of Sasakwa, and Stephanie Michelle Childs of Seminole; two stepgreat-grandsons, Marty and Cody Wisley; and one great-great-grandchild, Connor Wade Childs, Seminole.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Cheyarah Presbyterian Church with Rev. Harold Turner officiating.

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

 

 

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Sarney Camp

Wewoka resident Sarney "Junior" Camp died Monday, June 20, 2005, in Oklahoma City hospital.

Wake services were held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka. Rev. Frank Moppin officiated.

Camp was born Aug. 11, 1930, in Wewoka to Sarney and Marie (Dirt) Camp.

He attended Sam School and worked as a pipefitter for a number of years.

Camp married Elizabeth Harjo in Wewoka.

He also served in the military.

Camp was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Elizabeth Camp; and son, Chiefton Camp.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Camp of the home; children, Christine Camp of Oklahoma City, Sarney Camp of Oklahoma City; Morrow Camp, of Missouri, Rogenia Camp, of Oklahoma City, Carmen Camp, of Oklahoma City, Woodrow Camp, of Oklahoma City, Amone Camp of Oklahoma City, and Donna Camp of Oklahoma City; 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Camp’s grandsons were his pallbearers.

R.G. Sartors

Funeral services for Holdenville resident R.G. Sartors are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Sartors, 89, died Tuesday, April 26, 2005 in Ada. He was born March 25, 1916 in Arkansas to Alonzo and Dora Bagwell Sartors.

He was raised in Asher and Francis and attended Francis Schools. On Oct. 13, 1940 he married Susie Coatney in Shawnee; she preceded him in death in 1997.

Sartors lived in Asher for 24 years and sand Springs for five years. He was a 41-year resident of Okemah before moving to Holdenville in 1976.

He worked as a mechanic and rancher who enjoyed fishing, playing dominoes and working his horses.

Sartors was a member of the Okemah Round Up Club in the late 1950’s. He married Velma Driver on June 24, 2000; she survives him.

Also surviving are three daughters, Judyth Carroll Hammer of Seminole, Patty Fariss of Holdenville and Janet Tinkler of Jenks; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Thelma Lee Savage

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Thelma Lee Savage are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, at Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole.

Burial is set to follow at Little Cemetery north of Seminole.

Terry Newell and Ray Newell are set to officiate.

Savage died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at her home in Seminole, at the age of 74.

She was born April 15, 1930, in Stratford, to Astor Jones and Myrtle (Walker) Jones.

On June 1, 1951, she married Don Savage in Anchorage, Alaska. Don preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 1999.

Thelma Savage worked at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and First State Bank in Seminole for many years.

She also was the bookkeeper for her husband Don’s business, Don’s Backhoe, Dozer and Dump Truck Service.

Savage was a member of the Church of Christ on Walnut Street in Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her father; her husband; one son, Jeff Savage, on Aug. 31, 1980; and one brother, Evan Jones in June of 2000.

Savage is survived by her mother, of Stratford; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Felicia Savage, of Seminole; four sisters, Lorene Wood of Stratford, Francis Mitchell of Bartlesville, Mary Donham of Maysville, and Joyce Weaver of Topeka, Kan.; and a host of other friends and family.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Ida Sawyer

Funeral services for Wewoka resident, Ida J. Sawyer are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hilltop Presbyterian Church with Elder Kelly Tiger to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Chupcogee Family Cemetery in Maud under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Wake services are scheduled for6 p.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Sawyer, 64, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005 in an Oklahoma City hospital. She was born July 1, 1941 in Wewoka to Oscar Chupcogee and Irene Wolf Chupcogee.

She married Bobby Sawyer and was a member of Hilltop Presbyterian Church.

Her parents, husband Bobby Sawyer (Dec. 17, 1999), son Michael W. Sawyer and three brothers, Roy Lee Long, Robert Lewis Long and Jimmy Long preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sons, Roy Lee Martin of Sapulpa, Michael Murphey of Konawa and Steve Factor of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Pauline Counts of Henryetta and Tina Tims of Oklahoma City; two stepdaughters, April Sawyer and Johnnie Cary, both of Shidler; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Evan Blake Scott

Funeral services for Seminole resident Evan Blake Scott are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Seminole, with Pastor Mike Murphy and Rev. Tommy Clark officiating.

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery, North of Seminole on SH 99.  Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home. 

Evan Blake Scott was born on Jan. 11, 2005 in Shawnee, to Brandy Martin and Kris Douglas. He died on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, in Oklahoma City, at the age of 11 months and two days.

He is survived by his mother and father; Brandy and Dallas Martin of the home; his biological father, Kris Douglas of Holdenville; grandparents, Don and Connie Scott of Seminole and Dallas and Rejeania Martin of Miami; biological grandparents, Debbie and Fred Douglas of Holdenville and great-grandmothers, Bobbye Dodgen of Shawnee and Dorothy Davis of Florida.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

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Charles Self

Graveside services for longtime Seminole County resident Charles "Chock" Self are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Self, 73, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005 at Wewoka Nursing Home. He was born May 10, 1931 in Bowlegs to John Harrison and Rosey Delila (Randall).

He married Helen Louise Harper and she preceded him in death on March 27, 1967. His parents, three sisters and three brothers also preceded him in death.

Self worked as a welder for an independent tank company and retired in 1983. He served in the United States Army as a private first class.

He enjoyed going to auctions, garage sales and riding motorcycles.

Surviving him are three sons, Billy Ray Self of Ringling, Charles Kenneth Self of Wewoka and Terry Jackson of Seminole; one daughter, Teresa Quiett of Wewoka; two sisters Florence Verbent of San Antonio, Texas and Pearl Pernika of Prague; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Condolences may be sent online to the funeral home at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

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Leila M. Green Sexton

Leila M. Green Sexton was born to Elvis and Lillie (Newman) Green on Dec. 4, 1923, in Sasakwa. She attended Kight School south of Wewoka.

Leila married James D. Sexton on April 23, 1949, in Wichita Falls, Texas.

She raised her family in and around Seminole County.

Leila gave life to five children and extended her mom skills to her two nephews and a niece.

She loved to be surrounded by family and friends and though she had only the blood brother Tom, she was proud of her other brothers and seven sisters of the Sexton Family.

Leila has lived the last 16 years in Calumet where she has made numerous friends.

Leila went to her heavenly home on May 15, 2005.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her brother, Tom Green; and two grandsons, Jason Daniel Sexton and Shawn Matthew Sexton.

She is survived by her five children and their spouses; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Leila wants all her loved ones to know Jesus and to know He is coming back to claim us soon.

She was a lovely lady inside and out, and will always be considered a Blessing from God by her loved ones.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Holdenville Cemetery in Holdenville. Mr. Tandy Troutman is set to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home in El Reno.

The family suggests memorials be made to Russell-Murray Hospice, P.O. Box 1423, El Reno, Okla., 73036.

Erma Jo Shannon

Services for Seminole resident Erma Jo Shannon are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Harold Turner officiating.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery in Seminole County. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Erma Jo Shannon, age 80, of Seminole, passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2005 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 17, 1924 at home in Okemah to Mary Maude (Presley) and Ausbon Hayes.

Jo had two loves in her life her grandchildren, the lights of her life and her nursing home family.

She took loving care and dignity to work with her for thirty-four years as a nurse’s aide to Pioneer Nursing Home then on to Seminole Estates for two years.

Her affection for her fellow employees and her patients was genuine. She will be remembered by many past employees and patients families.

Jo gladly returned to Seminole Estates as a resident to live with some of the same residents she had cared for and to be attended to by the same people she had worked with.

To all who made Seminole Estates home to her we give our gratitude. Granny Jo a gentle soul.

Daughters, Patsy Perkins and Shelba Warner; son, Bill Kemp; sisters, Flossie Bohannon and Kathleen Hess and brothers, Burley Hayes and Richard Hayes precede her in death.

Her daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Stan Whitlock of Seminole, grandsons; Michael, Tyler, Jared and Greg Whitlock and granddaughter, Debbie Warner of New Jersey, one sister-in-law, Jean Hayes and many nieces and nephews survive her.

 

 

 

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Cora Jane Shatswell

Funeral services for mother of Seminole resident Aaron D. Shatswell, Cora Jane Shatswell, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Assembly of God in Wetumka.

Rev. Don Williamson is set to officiate. Shatswell is to be interred in the Wetumka Cemetery under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home.

Shatswell died Saturday, July 9, 2005, in Holdenville. She was 62.

She was born Feb. 12, 1943, to R.J. and Marie (Rogers) Beasley in Wetumka.

Shatswell grew up and attended school in Weleetka and Wetumka. She was a graduate of Weleetka High School.

While still in school, she met her future husband, Rashie (Ray) O. Shatswell. They were married on Dec. 20, 1962.

She lived all over the United States and in Athens, Greece, when her husband served in the Air Force. He preceded her in death in June 1990.

Shatswell later relocated to Nebraska for a time before returning to Oklahoma and settling in Locust Grove.

She worked as an in-home provider and had worked for Weleetka Care Center (now Eidetik) and Pioneer Nursing Home of Hughes county. She worked with clients who had developmental disabilities.

Shatswell engaged in reading, solving puzzles, creating arts and crafts and had recently taken up jewelry making. She had made several pieces that she wore and gave away.

She was known to spend time with her 11 grandchildren.

Shatswell was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Shatswell and her parents.

She is survived by two sons, Rashie O. Shatswell of Locust Grove, and Aaron D. Shatswell of Seminole; daughter, Sheri A. Shatswell of Wetumka; brother, John Beasley of Locust Grove; and 11 grandchildren.

 

Keith Shelton

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Keith Oneal Shelton are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. Larkin Byrd officiating.

Interment is to follow services at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Shelton, 46, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005 in Oklahoma City where he resided. He was born in Chicago, Ill. March 7, 1958.

He attended Wewoka Schools and upon completion of his GED he went on and received his CLEET certification. Shelton joined and attended Jones Temple CME Church during his youth.

For employment, Shelton worked as a security officer in Austin, Texas and as a security guard for Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City. In addition, he also worked as an instructor at Oakridge Nursing Home.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving him is daughter Keisha Shelton of Wewoka; brothers, Arthur Smith and Sameule Varnado both of Chicago, Ill.; sisters, Luwanda Byrd of Wewoka, Sherri Billingslea of Lewisville, Texas, Cheryl Woods of Atlanta, Ga. and Donna Johnson of Orland Park, Ill.

 

Frank Shepherd

Funeral services for Seminole native Frank Shepherd are set for Tuesday, Nov.8, at 2 p.m., under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

The service will take place at Cooper Funeral Chapel, with Donnie Knight officiating. Knight is the chaplain for Heartland Hospice.

Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery.

Shepherd died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, in Shawnee, at the age of 72.

He was born to James Stanley Shepherd and Sylvia Mehalia (Hoover) Shepherd on March 3, 1933, in Seminole.

Shepherd was raised in Shawnee, Tecumseh, Bethel Acres and Meeker, attending school in Meeker. He lived in Bethel Acres for 40 years.

He was a farmer a mechanic, and drove a propane truck.

Shepherd served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

On Oct. 25, 1956, he married Lorettia Rosebud in Shawnee.

He was a volunteer firefighter at the Bethel Fire Department for 21 years, serving as Fire Chief for 17 years.

Shepherd was also a member of the Tranquil Moments Water Garden Society.

He enjoyed camping and farming.

Shepherd was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James "Fred" Shepherd.

He is survived by his wife Lorettia of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol K. and Larry Eichor of Tecumseh; a son, Danny Joe Shepherd of McLoud; a grandson, Dakota K. Shepherd of Mustang; and special family friend, Kim Shepherd of Mustang.

Shepherd was also survived by four brothers and five sisters-in-law: Maurice and Beauna Shepherd, Lloyd and Barbara Shepherd, Eldon and Rose Shepherd, Walter and Nina Shepherd, and Laverne Shepherd; and two sisters and brothers-in-law: Vanetia and Jack Powers, and LaWanda and Frank Wayne Adamson.

Lois Shoemaker

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Lois Opal Shoemaker are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at highway Baptist church with Rev. Cal Hunter to officiate.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

Lois was born on Nov. 11, 1916 in Paden and departed this life on Sunday, June 26, 2005 in Norman, at the age of 88.

She was the daughter of Frank Melton and Tula (Massey) Brown.

Lois married Johnie Leroy Shoemaker on Nov. 10, 1938 in Paden. He preceded Lois in death on Feb. 20, 1994.

Lois was a homemaker; a 4-H Club volunteer for 25 years, and a member of the Home Demonstration Club.

She was a longtime member of the Highway Baptist Church where she also served as the custodian. In recent years, Lois served as a home health provider in the Seminole area.

Her parents; one brother; five sisters; and one infant grandson, Johnny Merle Sims, also preceded Lois in death.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Paulette Shoemaker of Seminole; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Glenn Pickle of Shawnee; grandchildren, Sherry Keisman and Teresa Winkle, both of Seminole, Donny Sims of Oklahoma City, Randy Sims of Seminole and Whitney Shoemaker of Denver, Co. and nine great-grandchildren.

A guest book is available to share memories on-line at www.ParksBrothers.net.

 

 

 

 

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Doris Shoup

Funeral services for Earlsboro native Doris Shoup were held today at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Martinez, Ga.

Pastor Rod Addison officiated and interment followed services at Bellevue Memorial Park.

Shoup, 70, of Grovetown, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005. She was born Aug. 9, 1935 in Earlsboro to John Mayo Byerly and Jane Mae (Stevens) Byerly.

She spent her entire adult life in the Marion and Hartford, Ind. Area. Shoup has worked for over 35 years at the Smith-Corona Manufacturing Co., in Marion, Ind.

Her granddaughter, Kristina Donnelly, preceded her in death in 1999.

Surviving are her children, Jay Shoup pf Valparaiso, Ind., Maggie Donnelly of Grovetown, Ga., Jackie Bean of Indianapolis, Ind. And Jerry Shoup of Marion, Ind.; siblings, Frank Byerly of Alabama, Linda Kay Hughes of Bristow, Mar Lou Thompson of Rogers, Ark., Paula Jean Lovell of Phoenix, Ariz. and Bonnie Sue Byerly of San Antonio, Texas; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Jack Sibley

Funeral services for Jack L. Sibley were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Candlewood Chapel.

Burial followed at Sunny Lane Cemetery under the direction of Ford Funeral Service.

Jack Sibley, 66, born in Portales, N.M. on May 27, 1939, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005 in Midwest City.

He was retired from the United States Army after serving three tours of duty in Viet Nam.

Jack later retired from the Oklahoma City Housing Authority as Mod Coordinator in 2003. He was an avid OU fan and loved his roses in the back yard.

He is survived by his wife, Ina Rahe Sibley; two daughters, Joyce Ranae Goodman and husband Mike and Lori Lesser and husband Dwayne; five grandchildren, Scott, William, Jeremy Taylor and Jacqueline; four sisters, Towanda Young of Seminole, Billie Parks of Greenfield, Ind. Delorise Melton of York, S.C. and Linda Hughes of Perryton, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.

His parents, Roy and Mary Sibley; son, Michael Joe Dame; sister, Naomi Oakes and four brothers-in-law preceded him in death.

 

 

 

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Donald E. Simar

A memorial service is scheduled for former Seminole resident Donald E. Simar at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Santa Maria, Calif.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary and Crematory in California. Interment is to take place at a later date.

Simar, 53, died Jan. 29, 2005 at this residence in Orcutt, Calif. He was born in Santa Maria of the Stonewall family, who were early pioneer settlers of Central City, which later became Santa Maria.

He attended El Camino Junior High School and graduated from Santa Maria High school in 1970. For most of his adult life he has worked as an automotive upholsterer in California.

Simar resided in Seminole from 1988 – 1990 and his hobbies included restoring cars, and in early years, making model planes.

For many years he enjoyed restoring and riding his Harley Davidson with various motorcycle groups. When his mother was living he often enjoyed frequent travels with her to Las Vegas.

Surviving him is his son, Donald W. Dillon Simar of Arroyo Grande, Calif.; daughters, Melissa Marie Simar and Jamie Charlene Simar; former wife and mother of his children and best friend, Gina Simar Butler, all of Santa Maria, Calif.; brothers, James A. "Bud" Simar of Santa Maria, Calif. and Chris Simar of Caldwell, Idaho; sisters, Pam Thomson of Fairbanks, Alaska, Diana Simar Macias of Phoenix, Ariz., Ginger Osmus of Middleton, Idaho and Jodie Bullard of Caldwell, Idaho; brother-in-law and his wife Terry and Eloise Longest of Seminole; sister-in-law Wanda Conner of Seminole; numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Donald Simar Memorial Fund, c/o Community Bank of Santa Maria, 1421 S. Broadway, Santa Maria, Calif. 93454

 

James Simpkins

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident James Donald Simpkins are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Don Jones will officiate and interment is to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Simpkins, 61, of Paden, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005 in Maud. He was born Nov. 14, 1944 in Ada to Elbert Nathan Simpkins and Ruby Meyers.

He worked as a mechanic at Wrangler since 1963, retiring in 2001. Simpkins was a member of the Morris Memorial Baptist Church in Ada.

Simpkins was a veteran who served in the United States Air Force.

His father preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother, Ruby Gregory of Seminole; two sons, Jeter James Simpkins of Shawnee and Travis Kyle Simpkins of Dallas, Texas and sister Ruberta Scoggins of Maud.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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Oather Daniel Simpson

Oather Daniel Simpson, born Oct. 18, 1944, passed away on Aug. 3, 2005, at his home in Wewoka. In his final moments, he was surrounded by his loving family.

Dan was born in Coalgate to Lottie Faye and Oather Lee Simpson. He grew up in Cottonwood prior to moving to Florence, Ore., at the age of 14.

Following graduation from Siusalaw High School in Florence, Ore., Dan attended the university of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. Following his attendance at the University of Michigan, Dan spent several years working as an iron worker for the American Bridge Company.

Dan met Allison, the love of his life, in 1976 in Tillamook, Ore. They married later that year. Shortly after they married Dan and Allison moved to Wewoka in order to be closer to his family.

In 1978, they founded Dan’s Pawn Shop. After several years in the pawn business, Dan pursued bail bonding as well.

Along with owning a successful business, Dan and Allison raised three daughters.

Dan was an avid collector of Native American artwork and had a lifelong love of Harley Davidson Motorcycles. Dan enjoyed gardening and spending time throwing Frisbees to his Dalmatian, Abbie.

Dan is survived by his wife Allison Simpson of the home. He is also survived by his three daughters, Danielle Patterson and her husband Trent of Wewoka, Traci Loftis and her husband Chris of Dallas, Texas, and Samantha Young of Juneau, Ala.

Other survivors include five grandchildren, Maycen Young, Mia Loftis, and Trenton, Triston, and Treyton Patterson; his four sisters, Wanda Morgan of Guthrie, Sue Vail of Hoyt, Betty Scott of Eugene, Ore., and Mary Ireland of Florence, Ore.

Dan’s survivors also include a number of dear nieces, nephews, and friends.

Dan is preceded in death by his parents, Lottie Faye and Oather Lee Simpson.

Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka. A graveside ceremony is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 8, at 11 a.m. at Jessie Cemetery in Stonewall.

Harold Smart

Harold Smart age 87 a long time Wewoka resident passed at the Wewoka Nursing Center on July 22, 2005. Harold was born March 4, 1918 to Emitt and Nettie Wever Smart at Fax Oklahoma.

He lived in Seminole County most of his life attending school in the Ong and Cromwell communities. In 1938, he married Melreta King in a double wedding with his brother Houston and Juanita Treet.

Born to this union were two sons, Clayton Smart and Dale Smart. During WWII, he worked in the shipyards in Oakland, Calif. He returned to Seminole County in 1946 to work for the Oklahoma Highway Dept. He was foreman on I-40 north of Seminole, retiring with thirty-five years of service in 1981.

He is preceded in death by his parents and seven brothers, Haywood, Hollie, Carl, Houston, R.E., Jearl, R.L.; one sister, Ona Gravitt; one grandson, Clayton Smart II; one infant granddaughter Cayla Ranee.

Surviving him is his wife Melreta of the home; two sons, Clayton and wife Nancy of Okmulgee, and Dale and Bonnie of Okemah; four grandchildren, Dane of Shawnee, Ryan of Okemah, Chris of Bixby and Carol of Germany.

Also, 10 great-grandchild-ren; one sister, Irene Hanson of Duncan; one brother Emit Smart of Wewoka and several cousins.

He was a member of the Mission Home Baptist Church in Wewoka for 28 years.

Services will be held at the Mission Home Baptist Church on Monday at 10:30 a.m. July 25, 2005. Burial will be at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Jo Smart

With her family at her side, Jo Smart died peacefully on July 12, 2005.

Her enthusiasm for life and joy in living each day remained with her even during the past few months as she succumbed to cancer.

Jo was born May 25, 1927, to Vivian and Grady Nelms in Wewoka.

She married Jearl Smart in 1949 and remained in Wewoka to raise four children.

A graduate of Wewoka High School, she attended college until her marriage, and returned to receive a bachelor degree from the University of Oklahoma at the age of 59.

Jo is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jearl Smart, and sister, Billye Sharp.

She is survived by Jeary Seikel and husband, Mike, of Oklahoma City; John Smart and wife, Teresa of Wewoka; Jim Smart and Vicki Radar of Wewoka; Julie Tibbs and husband, Brian, of Oklahoma City.

She leaves behind eight adorning grandchildren; Emily and Matt Seikel, Jennifer, Jamie, Jill and Jack Smart, Claire and Bonnie Tibbs.

A community of friends also mourns her death.

Jo was an avid supporter of Wewoka and Seminole County as well as a devoted community servant and enthusiastic club member.

She served as board member to the Wewoka Library, Seminole Nation Museum, Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum, Oklahoma Heritage Association and Seminole State College.

Jo was a founding member of the Carnation Garden Club in 1954, and held various offices in PEO, DAR and Athenaeum.

She was a lifetime member and Sunday School teacher at the First Baptist Church, a graduate of Mastering Gardening and special initiate of Chi Omega sorority.

She leaves behind close friends in the Second Monday Bridge Club, Wewoka Arts and Crafts Club, Cookie Club and Red Hat Society.

She will be missed by her theater loving friends who regularly attended the ballet, the symphony, plays and movies with her.

Jo received the Wewoka Chamber of Commerce’s Distinguished Service Award 2004 and was the recipient of the 2005 Distinguished Alumni of Wewoka High School.

Jo chaired the Jo and Jearl Smart charitable foundation for the past 10 years and gave numerous educational scholarships and grants of support to organizations in Seminole County and throughout the state of Oklahoma.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Seminole Nation Museum, 524 S. Wewoka, Wewoka, Okla., 74884, or The Wewoka Public Library, 118 W. 5th St. Wewoka, Okla. 74884.

Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Wewoka at 2 p.m. Friday with burial following at Oak Wood Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Stout Funearl Home prior to the service.

 

Dorothy Smedley

A memorial service is scheduled for longtime Maud resident Dorothy Catherine (Benson) Smedley, at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Maud.

The services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Smedley, 73, of Noble, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at Norman Regional Hospital. She was born May 10, 1931 in Maud to James Leonard and Carrie (Felder) Benson.

She was a graduate of Maud High School and had moved to Noble from Maud 10 years ago. Smedley was a member of the First Baptist Church of Maud.

On March 11, 1960 she married Edward Smedley in Arkansas. She was a homemaker.

Her parents, husband (1992), one daughter Patsy Clark (1992) and three brothers preceded her in death.

Surviving her is her son David Smedley of Warr Acres; one brother, Robert Benson of Atoka; one sister, Johnnie McElvaney of San Antonio, Texas and three grandchildren.

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

 

Darla Jean Smith

Funeral services for Seminole resident Darla Jean (Seal) Smith are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Deanne Mowry is to officiate. Visitation is scheduled from 12 noon until 8 p.m. Sunday and the family will be at Swearingen Funeral Home to receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m.

Interment is to follow services at Resthaven Memorial Park in Oklahoma City under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Smith, 68, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2005 at Seminole Estates Care Center. She was born Sept. 1, 1937 in Bartlesville to Robert Molee Seal and Ruth Elizabeth (Settell) Seal-Garr.

She attended Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee as a music major.

Darla was a very gifted piano player who loved playing and even after becoming disabled she would play for the Care Center residents.

She was affiliated with the Church of God.

Surviving is her former husband and the father of their daughter, Jerry Smith of Acworth, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Saundra Jean and Jeffrey Henson of Acworth, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Lisa Seal of Tallahassee, Fla. and sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Bill Hooten of Seminole.

In addition, two granddaughters, Leisha Michelle and her husband Bradley Fontaine Smith and Codi Nicole Henson, both of Acworth, Ga. and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends survive her.

Darla is also survived by the entire Staff and Administration of Seminole Estates Care Center, who not only gave of themselves Love and Care; they gave the Ultimate Blessing of Human Kindness.

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

 

 

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Justin Smith Jr.

Graveside services for the infant son of Justin Dewayne Smith of Seminole and Aubrey Ann Cavett of McLoud are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee.

Rev. David Long will officiate the services, which are under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home in Shawnee.

Justin Dewayne Smith Jr. was born and died Saturday, April 30, 2005 at Unity Health Center in Shawnee.

He is survived by his parents; grandparents, Debbie Morris of McLoud, Jeff and Marla Cavett of Guthrie and Randy and Rhonda Holt of Seminole; great-grandparents, Carl Morris, Larry and Jeanne Spoonmore and Linda Holt, all of Seminole and Jess Holt of Modesto, Calif.

In addition, surviving are his great-great grandparents Sis Dodd and Clydine Springer, both of Seminole and six aunts, Stephanie Stiffler and Ashley Cavett, both of Independence, Kan., Jennifer Holt, Lindsey Holt and Taylor Holt, all of Seminole.

Leroy Smith

Funeral services for the father of Wewoka resident Marilyn Kincade, Leroy Smith of Lamar, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Hudson-Phillips Chapel in Holdenville with James Branscum to officiate.

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

Smith, 90, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005 in Holdenville. He was born May 5, 1915 in Van Buren, Ark. to Monroe Jesse Smith and Winnie Rose (Cullum) Smith.

He was raised in the Van Buren area and moved to Pecan Grove, north of Holdenville, as a teenager.

In 1935 Leroy moved to Lamar where he spent the remainder of his life. He played professional baseball from 1935 until 1936, where he was paid $1 per day to play.

He married Sylvia Mae Goodson on June 4, 1939 in Horntown and the couple began a lifetime of ranching and farming.

Smith was a member of the Church of Christ in Lamar and enjoyed hunting, fishing and doing carpentry.

His parents; brothers Jack, Bun, Leon, William, Robert, Bill and Lee; two brothers-in-law, Sam Aldridge and Bill Foster; and great-grandchildren Raelynn Smith, Russell Lee Smith and Sawyer Levi Smith all preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Sylvia of the home; two sisters, Mary Aldridge and Shirley Foster, both of Minneola, Texas; sons, Donald Smith of Henryetta and Douglas Smith of Texas; daughters, Connie Bennett of Ada and Marilyn Kincade of Wewoka; three granddaughters; five grandsons; 10 great-granddaughters and six great-grandsons.

Pallbearers will be Brain and Lynn Smith, Keith, Kevin and Kerry Kincade, Brandi Adams, Michelle West and Kathy Bailey.

Honorary bearers are Dick Low, Orville McKenzie, John Freeman, Lonnie Arthur, Donnie Smith, Howard Upchurch, Joel Freeman and Bill Pack.

Mary E. Smith

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Mary E. Smith were held at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Memorial Park cemetery with Rev. Buford Henshaw officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Henniger-Allen Funeral Home.

Smith, 86, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005 at Holdenville General Hospital following a long illness. She was born Aug. 18, 1919 in Ft. Smith, Ark. To Aaron and Mary (Lewis) Cox.

At an early age she moved with her parents to Hartshorne and then later to McAlester.

She married John David Smith on June 6, 1942 in McAlester and the couple made their home in Enid in 1959.

Smith was employed by the Enid State School for 15 years and the couple moved to Oklahoma City in February 1976.

She was a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Oklahoma City and moved to Wewoka where her daughter took care of her.

While in Wewoka she attended Gleaners Holiness Church.

Her parents, her husband, one grandson, two brothers, two sisters and her stepfather preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sons, Charles Smith of Moore, Allen Smith of Wewoka and Jimmy Smith of Little; three daughters, Rita Brooks and Jerry Johnston, both of Little and Jessie Stevens of Wewoka; 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.enidwecare.com.

 

Melvin Buford Smith

Funeral services for Konawa resident Melvin Buford Smith are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Abundant Life Tabernacle Church in Byng with Rev. George Carson officiating.

Interment is set for Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

Smith died Friday, July 22, 2005, at Arbuckle Memorial Hospital in Sulphur. He was 80.

Smith was born June 19, 1925 near Springer to Rube L. Smith and Mary (Brown) Smith.

He married Evangeline Smith who preceded him in death on Oct. 15, 1995.

Smith worked for OG&E for 33 years and had worked at OG&E’s Seminole plant in Konawa for a number of years.

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

Smith attended the Abundant Life Tabernacle Church in Byng.

Smith was a longtime Konawa resident and had moved to live in Sulphur Nursing home six months ago.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Smith is survived by two sons, Mike G. Hunter of Owasso, and Rick Hunter of Prague; three daughters, Angela Younger of Meeker, Mary Huckleberry of Konawa, and Michelle Porter of Anadarko; one brother, Keith Smith of Springer; two sisters, Lena Ruth Binderim of Sulphur, and Jean Carroll Eppler of Ft. Smith, Ark.; 14 grand children and several great-grandchildren.

Tilman Smith

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Tilman L. Smith are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Harold Turner to officiate the service.

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

Smith, 79, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 27, 1925 in Missouri to James A. Smith and Eva (Snoden) Smith.

He married Martha Robinson on Oct. 30, 1948 in Pocahantas, Ky.

Smith worked in highway construction and was a longtime member of the Temple of Praise Church in Seminole.

He moved to the area 22 years ago from the Iowa and Missouri areas.

Surviving him is his wife of the home; son Darrell Wayne Smith of Oskaloosa, Iowa; three daughters, Carol Sebastian, Cheri Radford and Connie Buswell, all of Seminole; two sisters, Jewel Gifford and Carrie Burnett of North Carolina; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

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Willie E. Smith-Blackwood

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Willie E. Smith-Blackwood were set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa.

Pam Shirk was set to officiate, and burial was to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Smith-Blackwood died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at Jan Francis Nursing Home in Ada, at the age of 91.

She was born Sept. 16, 1913, in Cheyenne, to William Orphus Smith and Winnie Mae (Morse) Smith.

On Nov. 22, 1927, she married Lee L. Blackwood in Konawa. They were married 69 years, and he preceded her in death.

Smith-Blackwood was a homemaker, and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church since 1933. Her hobbies included cooking, quilting, and gardening.

She was given the nickname "Tennia Evalynia" at birth, and was later called "Little Bil," evolving later into Willie.

Smith-Blackwood was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son Virgil Blackwood, her daughter Tenzie Lois Huff, and two grandsons.

She is survived by one son, Joe Andy Blackwood, Konawa; one daughter, Evalyn Maxwell, Konawa; one sister, Goldie Brown, Merced, Calif.; 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

John Sneed

A memorial service for lifelong Seminole resident is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel and the cremation is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Sneed, 67, died Saturday, May 14, 2005 in Seminole. He was born Oct. 12, 1937 in Fairfield, Texas to Henry Lee Sneed and Johnnie (Burton) Sneed.

He was a United States Navy veteran who served during the Korean War. Sneed retired as a construction worker.

His parents, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Surviving is his two sons John Sneed and Rodney Sneed, both of Denver, Co. and one sister Willie Mae Saunders of Seminole.

 

 

 

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Loyd Sneed

Memorial services for lifelong Seminole resident Loyd Everett Sneed are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Sneed, 66, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005 at his residence. He was born Aug. 25, 1939 in Seminole to Alton Spencer Sneed and Effie Florence (Vulgamore) Sneed.

He was self-employed as an appliance repairman.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving is one son, Will Sneed of Oklahoma City; three brothers, Eugene Sneed of California, Cecil Sneed of Seminole and Floyd Sneed of Oklahoma City and one sister, Pat Calvert of Wewoka.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

Charla Snyder

Memorial services for former Seminole resident Charla Sue Snyder are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

The services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Snyder, 63, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City. She was born Feb. 4, 1942 in Seminole to Cecil John Long and Marjorie Marie (Cromlie) Long.

In the early 1960’s and early 1970’s she lived in California and Virginia. She later moved permanently to Oklahoma City where she worked at Metrotech for 16 years as a bus driver, and then as a courier.

Snyder also worked as a copy clerk until she was forced to take disability in August 2000.

Herr parents preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Lewis Clyde Adams and John Adams and three brothers, Larry Long and Ben Sanders of Oklahoma City and Jerry Long of Nevada.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, 12 Kent Way – Suite 101, Byfield, MA 01922.

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

 

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Raymond Snyder

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Raymond Filmore Snyder are scheduled for 2 P.m. Friday at Gleaners Holiness Church in Wewoka with Rev. Larry Chesser to officiate.

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

Snyder, 94, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at Seminole Hospital. He was born Oct. 6, 1910 in Prague to John and Ada Snyder.

He married Lillie Qualls on April 28, 1933 in Shawnee. Snyder worked in the lumber mill and did farm work. He was a member of Gleaners Holiness Church and the couple was instrumental in building and starting many new churches in California.

His parents and his wife Lillie, on April 28, 2004, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his niece Betty Lukens of Wewoka.

 

 

 

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Patricia L. Spears

Graveside services for Seminole resident Patricia L. Spears are scheduled for 1p.m. Monday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Roy Robertson will officiate and the arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Spears, 42, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born Sept. 14, 1962 in Clinton to Russell L. Gibson Sr. and Bessie L. (Lang).

She was a graduate of Quinton High School and had made her home in Seminole for the past 19 years.

Spears worked as a nurse’s aide for 16 years at the Pioneer Nursing Home and Seminole Estates.

Her Grandfathers Floyd Lane and Troy Gibson preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband Dennis Overbey; one daughter Misty Spears; one brother Russell L. Gibson, Jr., all of Seminole; two sisters Judy Lovelace of McCurtain and Sue Gregory of Benton, Mo.

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

 

 

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Charles Spencer

Funeral services for Konawa native Charles Spencer were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Asher with Reverend Dwayne Johnson officiating.

Interment is set for Vamossa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

Spencer died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at the age of 75.

He was born March 14, 1930, to Ollie Lee and Jewell Laura Lee Spencer in Konawa.

Spencer served two years on the Midwest City Police force before taking employment with Montgomery Ward. He retired from Wards after 25 years. In 1998 he retired again, this time from Hahn Truck Lines.

Spencer accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at the Billy Graham Crusade in Norman in 1956. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Asher, where he served as secretary of his Sunday school class.

Spencer was a handyman for his church and the Asher Senior Center.

His participation in the restoration of an antique church bell was part of his legacy to the congregation and community.

Spencer was preceded in death by his mother and father.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline Spencer of Asher; one son, Todd Elliott Spencer of Lexington; one sister, Marie Lewis of Midwest City; two brothers, D.L. Spencer of Bethany and D. Dewayne Spencer of Oklahoma City; and one grandson.

Casket bearers will be Wayne Winn, Bill O’dell, Dee Follis, Doyle Sexton, Deward Hudson and Bob Morris. Honorary bearers will be Bob Cossey, Jerry Graham, Jerry Milburn, Darl Fowler, Leon Culver, Jerry Johnson, Don Inman and Raymon Ranells.

Edith Mae Spencer

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident Edith Mae Spencer are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Baptist church with Rev. Charley Henthorn to officiate.

Interment will follow services at Vista Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Spencer, 91, died Monday, July 4, 2005 at Sunset Estates Nursing Home in Maud. She was born Feb. 23, 1914 in Tyrola, Okla. to John and Ruby (Walker) Plasscheart.

In her youth she attended school in Byng and Konawa, graduating from Asher High school.

She married Hampton "Hamp" Spencer on Feb. 13, 1937 and was a homemaker. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Konawa.

Her parents, husband "Hamp" Spencer (Sept. 29, 1989) and one sister, Lena Roe (May 2, 2005) preceded her in death.

Surviving is son Ronald J. Spencer of Tulsa, daughter Julia Ann Prado of Calexico, Calif., seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

Christena "Kookie" Spicer

Funeral services for St. Louis, Okla. resident Christena "Kookie" Hope (Morrel) Spicer are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cooper Funeral Chapel with Doyle Loveland to officiate.

Interment is to follow services at Oakgrove Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Kookie, 77, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2005 at her home in St. Louis. She was born Aug. 14, 1928 in Macomb to Reece Vandover and Lillian G. (Adkins) Morrel.

She spent most of her life in Macomb, and Pottawatomie County and attended school in Macomb and Maud.

On Feb. 15, 1951 she married Jerone Spicer in Nicoma Park. She worked as a seamstress at Michael Casuals and as a sheet metal technician at Tinker Air Force Base.

Kookie was a member of the Church of Christ and enjoyed reading, collecting antique dishes and playing with her grandchildren.

Her parents, Reece and Lillian Morrel; one sister, Lillian Phram and three brothers, Tommy, Reece and Bill Morrel preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of 54 years, Jerone Spicer, Sr. of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jerone Jr. and Cindy Spicer of Macomb, Jeff and Connie Spicer of St. Louis and Toby and Brenda Spicer of St. Louis and three daughters and sons-in-law, Jimmie and Virgil Mangus of Yukon, Jan and Tom Harman of Willis and Tena and Boyd Houser of Tishomingo.

In addition, 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews and cousins survive her.

 

 

 

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Edith Evelyn Splawn

Funeral services for lifelong Maud-St. Louis area resident Edith Evelyn (Jordan) Splawn are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at the St. Marks United Methodist Church in Maud.

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

Set to officiate are Splawn’s nephew Glenn Williams and Pastor Glenn Peck.

Burial will follow at the Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

Splawn died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at her home in St. Louis, at the age of 83.

She was born July 23, 1921, in St. Louis, to Fain Dexter Jordan and Althea (Patrick) Jordan.

On Nov. 19, 1941, she married L.E. "Newt" Splawn in Shawnee.

She was a homemaker, and along with her husband Newt and their son, she was active in the oil industry in the St. Louis area for many years.

Splawn was a member of the St. Marks United Methodist Church in Maud

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ray Jordan and Bill Jordan; one sister, Naomi Hampton; a great-grandson, Darryl Paul Splawn; and two nephews, Terry Jordan and Jim Jordan.

Splawn is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Paul E. and Phyllis Splawn, Prague; a brother and sister-in-law, Raymond Eston and Ann Jordan, Hugo; a sister and brother-in-law, Dorthy and Dale Williams, Maud; two grandchildren, Darryl Splawn, St. Louis, and Dennis Splawn, McAlester; and four great-grandchildren: Chris Splawn, Darryn Splawn, Derek Splawn, and Jessica Splawn.

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

Pallbearers are scheduled to be Chris Splawn, Darryn Splawn, Josh Williams, Bart Jackson, and Jordan Labouff.

Honorary bearers are David Jordan, Josh Jordan, Justine Jordan, Jason Jordan, Bill Jordan, Donnie Jordan, Tim Jordan, Paul Jordan, and Billy Jordan.

Visitation will be held Sunday, from noon till 7 p.m.

Ella Lou Starr

Graveside services for Okemah resident Ella Lou Starr are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at the Schoolton Cemetery with Bro. Charles Jones to officiate.

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

Starr, 76, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005 at her home. She was born July 10, 1929 in Lincoln County to Willie and Bertha Lou Condict.

She was a resident of Okemah for most of her life and was a devoted homemaker.

Her parents, three brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Ron Starr of Mustang and Gene Starr of Okemah; two brothers, Ray Condict of Okemah and Wendell Condict of Moore; four sisters, Norma Barnes and Linda Sue Groves, both of Cromwell, Wilma Ruth Scott of Alabama and Rose Head of Moore; one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.

Larry Dean Stealey

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Larry Dean Stealey are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Katy, Texas.

Rev. David Brown will be officiating and visitation will be held from 5 – 8 p.m. on Friday at Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel.

Larry, 59, of Katy, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005 at his home with his family by his side. He was born on Aug. 28, 1946 in Ada to Paul John Stealey and Donna Mae Harvey Stealey.

He attended school in Bowlegs and served in the National Guard during the Vietnam era.

On April 8, 1966 he married Patricia Harper in Seminole and they moved to the Katy area in 1976.

Larry was a distributor for the Houston Chronicle for the past 25 years and he was an avid coin collector and enjoyed playing the slot machines.

Larry loved his wife of 39 years, who was his grade school sweetheart, and cherished her as a soul mate.

He shared with Pat his great love for their three children, Lisa, Brian and Paula, as well as his entire family.

Larry’s first daughter, Lisa Lynette lives in Austin, Texas with her husband David Tetreault.

His only son, Brian Dean Stealey, also lives in Austin with his fiancée, Jessica Stokes.

Larry’s second daughter, Paula Jean, lives in Katy with her husband Jim Weaver. They are the proud parents of his nine grandchildren, Garrett, Jacob, Lauren, Ashley, Patty, Jolene, Jamie, Bridgette, McKenzie and one on the way.

He is survived by his parents, Paul John and Donna M. Stealey of Seminole; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John and Mary Harper of Norman, Jerry and Brenda Harper of Oklahoma City, Linda and Jim Thetford of Shawnee and Gayla and Randy Ritter of McLoud.

In addition, his nieces and nephews, Beverly, Steven, Amy Ray Stealey, Scott, Chris, Bo, Shawn, Shannon, April, Stephanie, Summer, Sheila, Tammy, Courtney, Jason, Emily, Lee, Nickolas and Nathan also survive him.

A special thanks is extended to Ray Rosa for all of his help and support.

His brother, Raymond Jerry Stealey, and his sister-in-law, Margaret Stealey; his mother-in-law, Ramona Harper Slape and fathers-in-law, Norman Eugene Harper and J.B. Slape all preceded him in death.

 

 

 

 

Clyde Stephens

Graveside services for longtime Seminole County resident Clyde Stephens are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Machpelah Cemetery in Nobletown.

The services will be under the direction of Myers Mortuary with Bishop Charley Gilbert of ERC Church of Christ, to officiate.

Stephens, 92, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005 at Holdenville General Hospital. He was born Nov. 2, 1912 in Hollis to Hazel and Mary Stephens.

He married Annie Mae Stephens and was a former member of Spring Creek Baptist Church.

His parents; two daughters, Alfreda Beatrice and Orlviva Veronica; five brothers, Hayes, Freeman, Altur, Claude and Floyd; three sisters, Mary, Bell and Pearl all preceded him in death.

Surviving him is his son Timothy J. Stephens of Oklahoma City; daughter Marvella G. Stephens of Wewoka; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

 

Clem Stephenson

Graveside services for former Seminole resident, Clem Harrison Stephenson, were held today at 2:30 p.m. at Highland Cemetery in Okemah.

Services were under the direction of Freeman Harris Funeral Home of Tulsa.

Stephenson, 92, of Tulsa, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005. He was born July 15, 1913 in Okemah to William Harrison and Martha Stephenson.

He graduated from high school at the age of 16 and passed the Oklahoma Bar at 20, and was recognized by the Bar for 60 years of practice.

Stephenson practiced law in Oklahoma and Alaska and was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

He co-counseled with Melvin Belie, L.A. and San Francisco and Gerry Spence before the U.S. Supreme Court and published a book on the theory of the universe.

As a 32 degree Mason, he was commemorated for 60 years of membership and 60 years of practice by The Oklahoma Bar Association.

His wife, Marguerite Thomas Stephenson, and two brothers preceded him in death.

Surviving is his son, John H. Stephenson of Tulsa; two daughters, Mary Stephenson Leightner of Tulsa and Judy Houston of Las Cruces, N.M.; brother, Robert Stephenson of Santa Fe, N.M.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

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Joyce Stephenson

Funeral services for former Seminole native Joyce J. Stephenson are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at the Freeman Harris Funeral Home Chapel with a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah.

Joyce, age 64 of Tulsa, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2005. She was born Sept. 29, 1940 in Seminole to Lavona and Kelsey Hallum.

A 1958 graduate of Seminole High School where she was an honor roll student, award winning French horn player, Head Cheerleader and All-State Football Queen.

Joyce was a legal secretary to Clem H. Stephenson, Seminole; Bill Moyer, (now retired Kansas City Federal Judge), Villard Martin, Jr. and Jack Santee of the Tulsa law firm of Moyer, Martin, Santee and Tetrick.

She was later Media Director for The Stephenson Agency and was selected Tulsa March of Dimes "Mother’s March Chairman" for two years.

Joyce was the "eternal cheerleader." Most of us are noted as having touched the lives of many people. Joyce did far more; she was a rock solid supporter, counselor and always a cheerleader.

With Joyce you always knew you had a 100% supporter. With the loss of Joyce the world is now a lonelier place.

Many she was currently "cheering" and others she would have in the future, will miss her warmth, the encouragement, and the "go-go-go-you can do it!" nature, which was Joyce (Hallum) Stephenson.

Her parents and one brother, Wayne Hallum, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, John Stephenson; son Scott Harrison Stephenson and his wife Chris; daughter Julie Renee O’Reilly and her husband Tim; daughter Joanna deAnne’ Koewing and her husband Bob; brother Kenneth Hallum; 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Heaven just received a new cheerleader. God be with you Joyce.

We will love and remember you always, your family.

Friends may send the family condolences online at www.freemanharris.com.

 

 

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Robert Stewart

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Robert Stewart are scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday at Jack’s Memory Chapel in Tulsa.

A wake service is scheduled for 7 – 8 Thursday at Jack’s Memory Chapel.

Stewart, 82, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005 in Tulsa. He was born July 11, 1923 in Hugo to Tommy Stewart and Patsy (Ebbs) Stewart.

He worked at Skelly Service Station from 1941 – 1945, Rock Island Railroad in Seminole from 1953 – 1961, and then moved to Oklahoma City.

Stewart retired as a Utility Department worker for the City of Oklahoma City.

His parents and siblings preceded him in death.

Surviving are three daughters and three grandchildren.

Naomi Stiffler

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Naomi L. Stiffler are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Prague Freewill Baptist Church.

Rev. Randall Miller will officiate with interment to follow services at Little Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

Stiffler, 87, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2005 in Earlsboro. She was born March 28, 1918 in Shawnee to Lewis Lewellen and Mary Louise (Wheeler) Lakin.

She was a resident of Little for almost 50 years and she married Charles Harold Stiffler on June 1, 1956.

Stiffler was a homemaker and a member of the Prague Freewill Baptist Church.

Her parents, husband four sisters and four brothers preceded her in death.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews, including Louise Thomas of Shawnee.

A guest book is available to share memories online at www.ParksBrothers.net.

 

Joan Stover

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Joan Carle Stover are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Jason Peters will be officiating with the services being under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Stover died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005 in Seminole. She was born April 11, 1929 in Oklahoma City to John Bleeker and Bernice Vass Bleeker.

She attended Cromwell High School and later became a beautician, and was the owner of a shop in Padre, Texas. Most recently she raised and sold horses in Wewoka.

Her parents, husband Dean R. "Smokey" Stover and four uncles preceded her in death.

Surviving is daughter, Traci Whitlock of Seminole and three grandchildren.

Wanda Mae Swearingen

Wanda Mae Swearingen, longtime resident of Seminole, Oklahoma, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 12, 2005, at the age of 85.

Funeral services for Mrs. Swearingen will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 16, 2005, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Chris Stinnett officiating.

Entombment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Seminole.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at the funeral home.

She was born January 25, 1920, to Della Mae (Wilkerson) and James Andrew Warrenburg at home in the Little Community near Seminole. She grew up in the Little Community with her family who was pioneers of Little.

On December 27, 1947, she married E. P. "Gene" Swearingen in Seminole, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on October 19, 1997.

She was a graduate of Prairie Valley High School in Seminole County, and received her teaching degree from East Central College in Ada, Oklahoma. She was a retired Seminole Public School teacher where she taught third grade for over 25 years.

As a longtime member of the Church of Christ in Seminole, Wanda enjoyed life, she loved God, her family, gardening, traveling, and shopping, and most of all, she loved cooking and having her family over for dinners.

Her parents, her brother, Eugene Warrenburg; her sister, Rita Beall; and great granddaughter Jillian Quintero preceded her in death.

Surviving is her son and daughter-in-law Bob and Terry Swearingen of Seminole; daughter and son-in-law Janet and Larry Waddell of Seminole; one sister-in-law Frances Warrenburg of Little; four grandchildren, Amie Quintero and her husband Jason of Wichita Falls, Texas, Chris Waddell and his wife Terrie of Shawnee, Sassy Swearingen and Beau Swearingen of Seminole and three great grandchildren, Kallie Quintero, Sidney Waddell and Luke Waddell.

Two special nieces, Donna Hardin and her husband Jim of Seminole and Marsha Guymon and her husband J.Carl of Broken Arrow also survive her.

Pallbeares will be: Bob Swearingen, Beau Swearingen, Larry Waddell, Chris Waddell, Jason Quintero, Jim Hardin, Scott Williams, James Metzler and J.Carl Guymon.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Harry Arnhart, Norman Waddell, Hugh Megee, Brent Jones, Mitch Williams, Carl Whitfield, Roy Boydstun, David Post, Mark Adams, Dan Reynolds, Mike Rose and Steve Nelson.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations please be made to the Seminole State College Educational Foundation or the Church of Christ Building Fund.



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Michael Taber

Funeral services for Seminole resident Michael "Mike" Wayne Tabor were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2005 at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Cal Hunter and bro. Larry Sparks officiating.

Interment took place following the service at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Taber, 57, died Saturday, July 16, 2005 at Unity North Health Center in Shawnee. He was born Aug. 7, 1947 in Drumright to Carl Tabor and Marie (Remer) Chastain.

He married Leonna Jean (Hale) Taber on Sept. 17, 1979 in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Taber worked as a welder at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City. He also taught welding at Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech in Shawnee.

He retired this year due to illness and was a member of the Highway Baptist Church in Seminole.

Taber served as a sergeant during the Vietnam War in the United States Marines.

His brother, Walter Lamar Chastain and one sister, Debbie Ross preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Leonna Jean Taber of the home; mother Marie Chastain of Seminole; father Carl Taber of California; one son, Mike Taber Jr. of Florida; one daughter, Robbyn Taber in Norman; one sister, Sharon Binder of Oxnard, Calif.; former wife, Rita Taber of Bethel and one grandchild.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carolyn ‘Kandy’ Talamasey

Funeral services for Seminole resident Carolyn "Kandy" Talamasey are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church with Houston Tiger, Mike Harjo, and Dorsey Nero officiating. Interment will follow at Talamasey Family Cemetery East of Bowlegs under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wake service is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

Talamasey, a life long Seminole County resident, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005. She was 57.

She was born March 20, 1949, to Benjamin Tanyan and Lorene Coody Tiger in Seminole County.

She married Andrew Talamasey in Seminole. He preceded her in death on May 1, 2001.

Talamasey was a member of Tallahassee Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lorene Coody Tiger; father, Benjamin Tanyan; husband, Andrew Wise Talamasey; daughter, Phena Talamasey; son, Jesse Talamasey; brother, Chris Tanyan; grandson, Jacky Gorsuch Jr.; and granddaughter, Jesse Golden.

Talamasey is survived by two sons, Tim Casselman of Holdenville, and Bobby "Digger" Clower of Seminole; three daughters, Madelyn Pebworth of Seminole, Andi Talamasey of Oklahoma City, and Morning Star Jumper of Shawnee; six brothers, Jimmy Harjo of Seminole, Curtis Harjo of Seminole, Anthony Tanyan of Konawa, Albert Tiger of Seminole, Simon Harjo of Seminole, and Clifton Tanyan of Seminole; sister, Ruby Tanyan of Seminole; 14 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Jimmy Dean Harjo, Joseph Billie, Wayne Pebworth, Robert Lee, Elliot Harrison, Jessie Brown and Ricky Dan Harjo. Honorary bearers are Daniel Simers, Anas Eloufir, and the nurses at Pioneer Nursing Home.

Michael Talton

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Michael Roshawn Talton are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Wilbur Tripplett officiating.

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

Talton, 37, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005 at Unity Health Center, North in Shawnee. He was born July 29, 1968 in Shawnee to Mack Easley and Elenor Talton.

He married Sandy Morrell and worked at Wrangler for 10 years before becoming disabled. Talton was a member of the Galilee Baptist Missionary Church in Shawnee.

Surviving is his wife of the home; his mother of Earlsboro; one son, Christopher Michael Hunt Talton of Shawnee and three daughters, Haley Jenika Talton, Mika Lee Talton and Angel Nicole Talton, all of Shawnee.

In addition, four brothers, James Talton of Earlsboro, Jason Talton of Colorado, Mario Jackson of Lexington and Mack Ernest Easley, Jr. of California and seven sisters, Cynthia Talton of Earlsboro, Stephanie Talton of Shawnee, Lanata Roberson of Atlanta, Ga., Alisha Simpson of Oklahoma City, Diamond Jackson of Oklahoma, Dematris Foster of California and Romano Roberson of Norman also survive him.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ronald Gene Tappe

Funeral services for Ronald Gene Tappe are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with Bro. Paul Heard officiating.

Interment will take place at the Catholic Cemetery in Prague. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

Ronald was born on Dec. 2, 1947, in Oklahoma City and departed this life on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, in Prague at the age of 57.

Ronald, the son of Harry John, Jr. and Rita Theresa (Ast) Tappe, was a long-time resident of Prague. He married Kathleen Boman on Aug. 25, 1978, in Shawnee.

Ronald was a farmer and rancher. His parents and one sister preceded Ronald in death.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; sons and daughter-in-law, Brian and Tiffany Tappe of Burnet, Texas, and Matthew Alan Tappe of Prague; daughter and son-in-law, Christina Dawn and John Smith of Shawnee; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Kathy Tappe of Shawnee, and Harold and Margie Tappe of Prague; brother-in-law, Tom Thomas of Yorkville, N.Y.; three grandchildren; aunt, Rosemary Tappe of Prague; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A guest book is available to share your memories on-line at www.ParksBrothers.net.

Bettie Louise Taylor

Funeral services for Seminole native Bettie Louise Taylor are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Kirkendall officiating.

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

Taylor, 78, of Maud died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005 at home. She was born in Seminole Jan. 31, 1926 to R.D. Strawn and Addo (Bedford) Strawn.

She married Raymond Taylor in McKittrick, Calif. on April 30, 1944 and was a retired waitress.

Taylor was a member of the California Kiwanis Club, Pocuantus Club, Sportsman Club, Elks Lodge and First Baptist church of Maud.

Her parents, and son, Danny Ray Taylor in 1983 preceded her in death.

Surviving her is her husband, Raymond Taylor of the home; one brother, Grady Strawn of Bullhead City, Ariz.; two brothers-in-law, Alfred Pierce of Oklahoma City, Lemuey Hale of Maud; three sisters-in-law, Rachel Hale of Maud, Virgie Colum and Mary Lee Brewer both of Seminole.

In addition three grandchildren, Tammy Kestler and husband Kris, Teresa and Larry Brockett and Raymond Taylor and five great-grandchildren, Harlin and Jacob Kestler, Colt and Kelly Brockett and Danny Taylor also survive her.

Pall bearers for the service will be Larry Brockett, Kris Kestler, Raymond Taylor, Dennis, Tony and Timmy Brewer.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

Peggy Sue (Barnard) Taylor

Funeral services for Peggy Sue (Barnard) Taylor, sister of Bowlegs resident Dean Debter, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God in Bowlegs with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating.

Interment will take place at Calvery Cemetery in Shawnee. Swearingen Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Taylor died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at Unity North in Shawnee. She was 56.

She was born Nov. 24, 1948, in Lodi, Calif., to James Kenneth Barnard and Stella Mae (Mize) Barnard.

Taylor graduated from Prague High School in 1967.

On April 4, 1976, she married Raymond Mitchell Taylor in Prague. She moved to Shawnee from Prague 13 years ago.

She retired in 1996 as Secretary at Carl Albert Indian Hospital in Ada.

Taylor was a member of the Assembly of God.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Taylor is survived by her husband, Raymond M. Taylor of the home; son, Todd Burch of Shawnee; daughters, Tonja Berry of Seminole, and Tiffanie Rogers of Shawnee; brother Dean Debter of Bowlegs; sisters, Phyllis Becker of Wellston, and Vicki Debter of Tulsa; and six grandchildren.

Yvonne Taylor

Funeral services for Maud resident Yvonne Georgine Taylor are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Maud with Rev. Tim Martin, Rev. Paul Jackson and Rev. Jimmy Rutters to officiate.

Interment is to follow services at Cummings Cemetery in Maud under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Taylor, 59, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at Seminole Medical Center. She was born in Bury Saint Edmonds, England to George Author Taylor and Audrey Mary (Nunn) Taylor.

She was a longtime St. Louis, Okla. resident, a teacher and a home health care worker. Taylor was of the Pentecostal faith.

Her grandparents, Myrtle Carrie Ann McGill Taylor, George Ollie Taylor, Alfred Nunn and Elizabeth Wilding Nunn all preceded her in death.

Surviving her is her mother Audrey Mary Taylor of St. Louis; father and stepmother-in-law George and Diane Taylor of Eufaula; sister Venita Earlene Taylor of St. Luis and half-sisters Rebeka Taylor of Eufaula and Carie Ann Taylor of San Jose, Calif.

Pallbearers for the services will be Jimmy Rutters, Ed Creech, Terry Blythe, Jessie Taylor, Bobby Kessinger, Glen Ray Woodall and Harold Foreman.

 

 

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Viola Taylor

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Viola B. Taylor have been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Chris Stinnett officiating.

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

Taylor, 86, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005 at Georgia Manor Nursing Home in Amarillo, Texas. She was born March 22, 1919 in Boynton to Jay G. and Della Ann (McCauly) Stults.

She married Glynn Dale Taylor on April 14, 1944 in Seminole and was a retired beautician and member of the Church of Christ in Seminole.

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Glynn Dale Taylor of Shawnee and Rhonald Lynn Taylor of Amarillo, Texas; one daughter, Pamela Sue Ennis of Monvevallo, Ala.; three sisters, Pauline Moore of Dumas, Texas, Joyce Hunter of Borger, Texas and Pat Fleming of Perryton; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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

 

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Vernon Ross Tebe

Funeral services for Seminole resident Vernon Ross Tebe are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at God’s Glory Temple on 1326 Boren Blvd. Buddy Harjo and Hershal Davis set to officiate.

A wake service is scheduled for 7-8 p.m. tonight at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

A second wake service is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at God’s Glory Temple.

Interment will be at the Tebe Cemetery in Sasakwa.

Tebe died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at the age of 31 in his Seminole home.

He was born Sept. 14, 1972 in Oklahoma City to Vernon Cecil Tebe and Joan Teehee Tebe.

Tebe worked as a roofer.

He was a member of God’s Glory Temple.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Dwayne Tebe.

Tebe is survived by his parents, Vernon Cecil and Joan Tebe of Konawa; and two brothers, Steven Nelson Tebe of Konawa and Jacob Tebe of Konawa.

Casket bearers will be Steven Tebe, Jacob Tebe, Reuben Perez, Larenzo Perez, Justin Perez, Ross Perez and Thomas Farie.

Margaret Thimsen

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Margaret C. Thimsen are scheduled to take place under the direction of Hall Funeral Service.

Interment is to take place at Elmhurst Cemetery in Joliet, Ill.

Thimsen, 99, of Mena, Ark., died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005 in the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born April 17, 1905 in Du Bois, Pa. to Everett and Anna Berst Luther.

She lived in Mena for a short time, arriving from Seminole where she worked as an office clerk and was a member of the First Christian Church of Seminole.

Her parents and one brother, Clarence Luther preceded her in death.

Surviving her is her daughter, Marion Pope of Mena, Ark.; one brother, Fred Luther of Norman; one sister, Clemence Luther of Norman; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Donations may be made in her memory to the First Christian Church at P.O. Box 1335, Seminole, Ok. 74818.

 

George Ray Thomas

Graveside services for long-time Sasakwa area resident George Ray Thomas are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Vamoosa Cemetery with Arthur Carpitcher officiating.

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

Thomas died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at VA Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was 61.

Born to Thurman Thomas and Alene (Neely) Thomas on Feb. 22, 1944, in Houston, Texas, he married Linda "Jean" (Hamrick) on May 17, 1986, in Konawa.

He graduated from Vamoosa High School in 1963.

Thomas served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and received an honorable discharge on Nov. 20, 1967.

He worked for Brown and Root Construction Company for several years having worked on the construction of the OG&E power plant in Konawa.

He also worked at New Horizons Nursing Home in Konawa for 10 years. He was most recently employed with Wal-Mart in Ada.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Linda "Jean" Thomas of the home; three daughters, Georgia Thomas of Stephenville, Texas, Linda Thomas and Morgan Thomas of Haslet, Texas; one sister, Karla Rodgers of Nevada; and seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

Brandon Thompson

Memorial services for Wolf resident Brandon August Thompson were scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Freewill Baptist Church of Purcell with Dr. Randall Ridenour officiating.

The services were under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman.

Thompson, 17, died Thursday, March 3, 2005, along with his mother, in their Wolf home. He was born March 12, 1987 in Fort Sill to Gary A. Thompson Jr. and Laurie L. (Thompson) Walchusky.

He was raised in Ft. Riley and Harrington, Kan., Norman and Purcell and he attended Bowlegs High School.

His hobbies include skating, bike riding and many outdoor sports. It was his plan to one day serve in the United States Armed Forces.

Surviving are his father, Gary A. Thompson Jr. and wife Teresa of Purcell; sister, Megan R. Thompson of Norman; two brothers, Gary Alan Thompson of Purcell and Christopher M. Thompson of Norman; stepbrother Greg Coats of Denver, Colo.; two stepsisters, Sara Coats of Purcell and Leigh Coats of Denver, Colo.; and grandmother, Sandra Tucker of Norman.

 

Calvin Thompson

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Calvin Coolidge Thompson are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Macedonia Baptist Church of Wewoka with Rev. B.G. Renfro, Parker’s Chapel officiating.

Thompson died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005 at Grace Living Center of Oklahoma City. He was born Nov. 20, 1921 to L.C. and Nellie Thompson in Kansas City, Kan.

He was the third of eight children and he had enlisted in the United States Army.

After his tour of duty he made his home in Chicago, Ill., where he met and married Velma Flowers.

Thompson became a chef, managing the kitchen staff and food preparation in some of the most prestigious hotels in Chicago.

He later moved to Wewoka and eventually to Wetumka, where he opened his own business.

Thompson also served as a councilman for the City of Wetumka and was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Livingston #175, Wewoka and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

His wife, one son, Tommie, two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.

Surviving is son, Calvin, Jr. of Oklahoma City; daughter, Patricia of Midwest City and twin sisters, Laurene and Flourine of California.

 

 

 

Richard Thornton

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident Richard W. Thornton were held at 11 a.m. today at Sunny Lane Cemetery, Del City.

Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Richard W. Thornton, 55, of Oklahoma City, died Nov. 24, 2005. He was born July 24, 1950 to Hamp W. and Pauline (Lewis) Thornton in Wewoka.

His mother Pauline Lewis and father Hamp W. Thornton preceded him in death.

Survivors include daughter, Pauline Thornton; one grandson; son, Kirk W. Thornton; sisters, Linda Allen, Janette Lee and Sandra Isaacs; brothers Kenneth Wallace and Leonard D. Wallace and grandmother Emma Foster

 

Benjamin Tiger

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident Benjamin "Ben" Tiger are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Sandy Harjo to officiate the service with Rev. Houston Tiger assisting.

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

Tiger, 80, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005 in a Wewoka nursing home. He was born May 6, 1925 in Seminole County to Catcha Yahola and Zelda Joseph Yahola.

He attended Nuyaka Boarding School and worked for the Shawnee Milling Company as a laborer.

Tiger attended the Snake Creek Baptist Church.

His parents and brother, Lee Tiger, preceded him in death.

Surviving is son, Billy Tiger of Maud; sister, Cora Yahola of Wewoka; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

Bryan Michael Tiger

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Bryan Michael Tiger are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Hilltop Presbyterian Church with Kelly Tiger and John Lively officiating.

Interment is set for Achena Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

A wake service is set for 7 p.m. Friday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Tiger died Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was 23.

Tiger was born May 11, 1981, in Seminole to Sylverster "Chick" Tiger and Mary (Brisch) Tiger.

He attended Justice School and Tahlequah Job Corp.

On May 4, 2000, he married Gina (Velez) Tiger in Arkansas.

Tiger was a construction worker.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jessie and Mindy Tiger and Mike and Marie Brisch.

He is survived by his wife, Gina Tiger of the home; one son, Michael Tiger of Wewoka; two daughters, Jordan Vaughn of Arkansas and Noelle Tiger of Wewoka; two brothers, Christopher Tiger of Palm Desert, Calif. and Ryan Tiger of Arkansas; and one sister, Susan Tiger of Wewoka.

Casket bearers are set to be Scott Wood, Eric Coker, Nathan Abercrombie, Quam Wallace, Bob Stone and Mike Willis. Honorary bearers are Kenneth Harjo, Nolan Tiger, Albert Platta, Jim Hicks, William Harrison and Joel Luna.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Kelly Tiger Sr.

Funeral services for Holdenville resident Rev. Kelly Tiger Sr. are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Barnard Memorial United Methodist Church in Holdenville.

Elder Richard Harjo, Rev. Dr. Gene Wilson and Rev. Joe Wallace Bruner will be officiating.

Wake services are scheduled for Friday from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Interment is to follow at the Tiger Family Cemetery in Holdenville under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Tiger, 68, died fighting fires and trying to save his property on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005. He was born in Seminole County on Aug. 2, 1937 as one of six children to Rev. Amos Tiger and Juliet (Wise) Tiger.

They moved to Pecan Grove in 1941 where he was raised. He attended school in Yeager where he was known as an avid athlete. Tiger graduated from Yeager High School in 1955.

He married his high school sweetheart, Norean "Beaver" Tiger on Aug. 2, 1957 at the Salt Creek United Methodist Church.

Tiger attended Tulsa Welding School and later went to work as a supervisor of maintenance for Unit Rig and Equipment Company.

He then worked for 25 years with Leland Rig Co. and then at K-Mart as a receiving clerk until his retirement in 1992. Following his retirement, they moved from Tulsa, their home of 35 years, to Holdenville.

Tiger became an ordained Elder in the Presbyterian church and later became a lay pastor in 2000 of the First Indian Presbyterian Church of Wewoka.

He was a former Band Chief of the Newcomer Band and he served on numerous committees of the Indian Nation Presbytery.

Tiger was an avid outdoorsman who liked to fish, hunt quail, pheasant and prairie chickens. He raised cattle and was a patriotic man who loved his grandchildren.

His parents; one brother, J. Lynn Tiger and three sisters, Winnie Mae Tiger, Misselda Moppin and Imogene Tiger preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; two sons, Kelly Tiger Jr. of the home and Robert Tiger of Wakpala, S.D.; three daughters, Julia Tiger of Tulsa, Kim Tiger of Norman and Belinda Buzzard of Sapulpa; seven grandchildren; one brother, Arthur Castleberry of Holdenville and numerous adopted children and grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be Allen Yargee, George Franks, Vernon Yarholar, Jimmy Taylor, Beaver Ward, Rex Haley, Greg Meadows, Dale Buzzard, Marcie Tiger and Roger Butler.

Honorary bearers are to be Noah Long, Fallen Buzzard, Shawn Harjo, Merle Berryhill. Tony Kaulity, Mervin Thurman, Rev. Joe Lowe Jr., Rev. Dave Long Jr., Rev. Dave Wilson, Houston Cusher, Willard Ringold, Legus Clark, Hurbert Harjo, Robert Tiger and Larry Spybuck.

Johnna Tigner

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Johnna Tigner are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at First Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. David McDougal and Rev. Jim Waller to officiate.

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

Tigner, 58, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005 at her residence. She was born Feb. 3, 1947 in Seminole to John and Opal (Eads) Hodgson.

She married Johnny Tigner on May 14, 1966 in Seminole and was the co-owner of Dipsticks Quick Stop in Seminole, was the owner of Boxes and Bows and worked at The Seminole Producer for many years.

Johnna was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Seminole.

Her parents; two brothers-in-law, David Tigner and Earl Hines, and one nephew, Carlton Hines all preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband Johnny of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, John and Tammy Tigner of Altus; two daughters and sons-in-law, Stacy and Nathan Raines of McLoud and Christy and Nick Baguio of Prattville, Ala.; eight grandchildren, Jessie and Shelby Raines, Cameron, Gabriel and Ty Baguio and Julian, Alexis and Joslyn Tigner.

In addition, her father-in-law and mother-in-law, J.D. and Ione Tigner; sister-in-law Carol Hines; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mike and Patricia Porter, all of Seminole; sister-in-law Janie King of Okemah; and several nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends survive her.

Pallbearers for the service will be Don Taliaferro, Bob Harris, Darrell Myrick, Lynn Short, Gary Seyfert and Gayle Parsons.

Messages of condolences may be sent online to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

Donald O. Tipton

Funeral services for Wewoka native Donald O. Tipton are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel, W.L. Sansing officiating.

Interment is set for Okmulgee Cemetery. Swearingen Funeral Home is handling all arrangements.

Donald died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Lake Village Nursing Center in Lewisville, Texas. He was 72.

Born June 26, 1932, in Wewoka to Oyln Tipton and Lillian (Martin) Tipton, he graduated from Seminole High School.

Donald acquired his bachelors degree in electrical engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1960.

On March 15, 1963, he married Bennie (Harrod) Tipton in Garland, Texas.

In February 2000, he retired after nine years as an electrical engineer with LTV in Garland, Texas and 29 years in insurance sales in Kaufman, Texas and Lewisville, Texas, respectively. He was very successful in two vastly different careers.

He was actively involved in his community. He enjoyed volunteer work and was a member of the Kaufman and Lewisville, Texas chambers of commerce. Donald was an active member of Lions Club and a Mason as well.

During the Korean War, he served four years in the Air Force.

Donald is survived by his wife, Bennie Tipton of the home, Lewisville, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Ken Obermeyer of Las Vegas, Nev.; two uncles, Paul Martin of Mesa, Ariz., and J.C. Tipton of Okmulgee; many cousins, all dear; and many dear friends.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Larry Von Tipton

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Larry Von Tipton were scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

Tipton died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, in Wewoka. He was 68.

He was born Sept. 14, 1937, to R.B. and Reba (Capps) Tipton.

Tipton attended Wewoka Schools and received his associate’s degree from West Moreland College in Pennsylvania.

He retired from the U.S. Navy on March 20, 1973.

Tipton worked as a law enforcement officer in Arnold, Pa., where he also owned and managed the Edna Hotel for 15 years.

After retiring from his business in Pennsylvania, he returned to Wewoka, his hometown. Tipton worked with computers, gardened, fished, sang, played the organ, did gourmet cooking and spent time with his wife Terri.

His daughter, Christina, and father, Raymond Bronlow Tipton, preceded him in death.

Tipton is survived by his wife, Terri of the home; daughters, Dara Kneib of Erie, Pa., and DaMarla Guffey of Ohio; son, Marek Tipton of Warsaw, Ind.; mother, Reba J. Tipton Scott, of Oklahoma City; sisters, Donna Strickland, of Oklahoma City, Nelda Kibby of Shell Knob, Mo.; and six grandchildren.

 

Audrey Totten

Graveside services for Seminole resident Audrey Faye Totten have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

The service will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home and Rev. Carl Whitfield will be officiating.

Totten, 82, died Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 16, 1923 in Yeager to George and Daisy (Kiresey) Jones.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church in Ada.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving her is her son James Cookerly of the home; four sisters, Velma Saltzman of North Gleen, Colo., Oleda Newman of Wewoka, Imogene Davis of Choctaw and Alta Parker of Wewoka; six brothers, Rollond Lee Jones of Wewoka, Garland Jones of Pinole, Calif., Kenneth Jones of Houston, Texas, Wayne Jones of Ada, Melvin Jones of Shawnee and Davis Jones of Wewoka.

Messages of condolences may be sent online to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Joe Tracy

Lifelong Seminole resident Joe Marshell Tracy, passed
away on Nov. 15, 2005 at the age of 78.

He was born on Nov. 10, 1927, in Cromwell to
Herman Franklin and Mary Irene (Hetherington) Tracy.

Joe served in the Navy and was a member of the
American Legion.

He married Margie M. (Anderson) Tracy on June 24, 1947 in Borger, Texas.

Joe retired from Tinker Air Force Base on Dec. 22, 1989, where he was a pipefitter.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of the home; four daughters and sons-in-laws, Gaila and Dennis Wood of Universal City, Texas, Linda and Dan Petty of Newalla, Terri and Ron Kiesel of Seminole, and Julia Lashley of Anna, Texas.

He is also survived
by six grandchildren: Brian Dodson of Anna, Texas, Amy
Wood of New Braunsfel, Texas, Timothy Wood of
McKinney, Texas, LeAnne Newell of Del City,
Ryan Kiesel of Seminole, and Paige Kiesel of Seminole; and four great-grandchildren.

His favorite dog "Buddy" also survives him of the home.

Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2005 at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gary O. Wilburn officiating.

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

Condolences may be sent to the family at
www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Kirby Joe Trimble

Kirby Joe Trimble passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at 1:24 p.m. in Seminole at Pioneer Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.

He was born Aug. 27, 1954, in Wewoka to Guy Lee and Naomi Maxine (Thompson) Trimble.

He married Vonda Jean Carter on July 9, 1980, in Wewoka.

He lived in Konawa with his wife Vonda and son Landon.

He was an electrician by trade. He grew up as a member of First Baptist Church of Wewoka.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Bill Trimble; and sister, Naomi Lee Streater.

He is survived by his wife, Vonda, and son Landon, of the home; two sisters, Josephine Light of Rogers, Ark., and Patricia Dougherty and husband Joe, Wewoka; two brothers, Guy Lee "Red" of Long Beach, Calif., and John and wife Carolyn of Wewoka; and a host of nieces and nephews.

There are no services pending.

 

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Kirby Joe Trimble

Kirby Joe Trimble passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at 1:24 p.m. in Seminole at Pioneer Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.

He was born Aug. 27, 1954, in Wewoka to Guy Lee and Naomi Maxine (Thompson) Trimble.

He married Vonda Jean Carter on July 9, 1980, in Wewoka.

He lived in Konawa with his wife Vonda and son Landon.

He was an electrician by trade. He grew up as a member of First Baptist Church of Wewoka.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Bill Trimble; and sister, Naomi Lee Streater.

He is survived by his wife, Vonda, and son Landon, of the home; two sisters, Josephine Light of Rogers, Ark., and Patricia Dougherty and husband Joe, Wewoka; two brothers, Guy Lee "Red" of Long Beach, Calif., and John and wife Carolyn of Wewoka; and a host of nieces and nephews.

There are no services pending.

 

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Kenneth Triplett

Graveside services for former Cromwell resident Kenneth Triplett are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery with Rusty Dawson officiating.

The services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

Triplett, 80, died today, Aug. 25, 2005 in Talihina. He was born March 17, 1925 in Cromwell to Mann Triplett and Pearl Triplett Lane.

He served with the United States Army during World War II and worked as an oilfield material supervisor.

His parents and four infant children preceded him in death.

Surviving are his cousins, Lynn Hensley of Oklahoma City, Gerald Hensley of California, Barbara Pennecker of Corona, Calif., Lois Taber and Dick Taber, both of Prague.

A guest book is available to share memories online at www.ParksBrothers.net.

 

Coetta Mae Turner

Services for Seminole resident Coetta Mae Turner are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5, 2005 at the First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Leon McDowell and James Burnsworth officiating.

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

Coetta Mae Turner, 69, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005 in Tulsa.  She was born on Nov.22, 1936 in Turpin, Okla. to Bounce and
Pearl (Gift) Veneable. 

She married Rev. Harold Turner on July 24, 1959 in Oklahoma City.  Coetta and
Harold moved to Seminole in August of 1980.

She was a homemaker and pastors wife, serving as the sectional director for the Pentecostal Women’s Ministry at the Temple of Praise Church in Seminole.

Coetta was a devoted mother and wife, serving the church and the Lord with
all her heart.  She filled many lives with her uplifting smile giving joy to others. 

Her parents and one son, Alton Glen Turner preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Harold Turner of the home; four sons and daughters-in-law, Todd and Marina Turner of Ft. Gibson, Okla., Dwain and Sandra Turner of Sunray, Texas, Darrell and Diane Turner of Arlington, Texas and Bobby and Regina Turner of Seminole; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Tommy Stephens of Hurst, Texas, and Debbie and Pete Rando of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Joyce Anderson of Hooker, Okla. and Robbie Veneable of Riverside, Calif. and one
brother, Sonny Veneable of Baldwin City, Kan. 

Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive her. 

Pallbearers will be David Owens, Buster Wilcox, Jeff Nance, James Winkcompleck, Stanley Witlock, and Kevin Pollard.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations may be
made to the Temple of Praise Church, 1100 N. University, Seminole, Oklahoma 74868.

 

 

 

 

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Irma Lucille Turner

Graveside services for longtime former Seminole resident Irma Lucille Turner were set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

The services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, and will be officiated by Rev. Carl Whitfield.

Turner died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at her home in Cushing.

She was born March 2, 1907, in Jay County, Ind., to Jesse A. Grogg and Frances (Hartley) Grogg.

She moved to Seminole in 1926 and graduated from Glenpool High School in 1932.

She married C.O. Turner on Oct. 14, 1950, in Seminole County.

Turner retired from bookkeeping at Webster’s Electric in Seminole.

Her hobbies included stamp collecting, coin collecting, crocheting, reading and working puzzles.

Turner was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, two brothers, her husband, and two daughters: Billie R. Smith and Joyce Snodgrass.

She is survived by nieces, nephews, granddaughters and great-grandchildren.

Bessie Turpen

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Bessie Mae (Settlemire) Turpen are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Butler Cemetery in Lane with Arvel Hall officiating and under the direction of Brown’s Funeral service.

Turpen, 98, a Durant area resident, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005 at the Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma. She was born Aug. 5, 1906 at Moody to Marion McKenzie and Annie (Johnson) Settlemire.

She married Ransom Solamon Turpen in Lane and was a housewife and homemaker. Her church affiliation is that of Baptist.

Her parents; husband; two sons, Edward and Chester Lee Turpen; and two grandchildren, Debra Kay Smith and Archie Eugene Brewer all preceded her in death.

Surviving her are four children, Mildred Meaders of Stuart, Willie Mae Wheeler of Cameron, Texas, Jo Ann Smith of Seminole and Julia Pratt of Athens, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great grandchildren.

In addition are her sister Lula Sharp of Holdenville and two brothers, Louis Settlemire of Caddo and Sam Settlemire of Atoka.

Casket bearers for the service will be Doyle Smith, Wayne Pratt, Dale Smith, Tony Smith, Travis Pratt and Dorman Cannaday.

Hazel Vandeveer

Funeral services for the grandmother of Seminole resident, Brad Conley, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvin High School Auditorium.

Rev. Larry Chesser and Rev. James Caudill are scheduled to officiate at the service. Interment is to follow services at Calvin Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Hazel Marie Roper Vandeveer, 87, died Thursday, March 31, 2005 in Holdenville. She was born April 22, 1917 in Lamar to Perry Albert Roper and Mary Exer Cates Roper.

She was raised in Lamar and married Homer McCoy in 1935. Following his death in 1940 she married William Clyde Vandeveer on March 29, 1947.

The couple lived in Holdenville until 1950 when they moved to Calvin, where she remained until her death.

Her husband, William Vandeveer; one son, Ronald Doy McCoy; two sisters, Willie Flynn and Laura Crawford and one brother, Jim Roper, also preceded her in death.

Surviving her are six children, Don McCoy of McLoud, Norma McCoy Treat of Odessa, Texas, Billye, Clyde Lee Vandeveer, Jean Wilbanks and John Brogdon, all of Calvin; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the service will be John Brogdon, Bryan Conley, Chris Conley, Rex Conley, Gregory Palmer, Michael McCoy, Joe McCoy and James Treat.

Honorary bearers are Brad Vandeveer, Joey Treat, Tonya Houser and Sheila Treat.

 

Jackie Denise Veach

Graveside service for longtime Seminole County resident Jackie Denise Veach is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Wolf Cemetery. Rev. Roy Robertson is set to officiate.

Interment will follow under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Veach died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at her home. She was 38.

She was born August 1, 1966, in Stroud to Guy Russell Pierce and Charlette (Smith).

Later, she married Starland Lloyd Veach in Wewoka.

Veach worked as a retail clerk at Dollar General Store in Konawa.

She was a member of the Assembly of God.

Her mother, Charlette (Smith) and two children preceded her in death.

She is survived by her parents, Guy and Melinda Pierce of St. Louis; husband, Starland Lloyd Veach of the home; two sons, Eldon Lane and Dalton Russell Veach of the home; one daughter, Sharlet D’Nae Benson of the home; two sisters, Dawnita Cloud and Darlene Anderson , both of Seminole; two brothers, Curtis Leonard of Seminole and Greg Pierce of Maud and grandmother, Norma Anderson of Bowlegs.

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

Sherry Kay Vicars

Funeral services for the sister of Seminole resident Russell Vicars, Sherry Kay Vicars of Dallas, Texas, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home of Dallas.

Sherry was born Sept. 7, 1943 in Oklahoma City and died Sunday, April 10, 2005 following a long battle with cancer.

She was the fourth child of A.J. and Bernice Vicars and grew up in a small community in southeast Dallas, known as Pleasant Grove.

As a 1962 graduate of W. W. Samuel High School, she went on to attend and graduate East Texas State University with a degree in education and art.

After graduation, Sherry spent several years teaching in Sweetwater, a small west Texas town 30 miles from Abilene.

This position did not fulfill her lifelong desire for the field of art and after three years she moved back to Dallas to join Tracy-Locke Ad Agency and worked for several years as an illustrator.

Still, the yearning to aspire to her art background lead her to Kansas City where she worked for an ad agency whose client, Hallmark cards, became her exclusive client.

Tiring of timetables and tasks, Sherry returned to Dallas to open her own company and become a highly sought after illustrator.

However, the same situation arose with deadlines, more deadlines, sales and waiting for payment. The business as usual drove this artist to the canvas.

She shut down her company and pursued her ambition to paint. Sherry would spend the rest of her life painting.

She would be commissioned to paint walls, turning a child’s room in to a fantasy world. Many of her creations would evolve from her dreams, which she turned in to images on walls, as well as canvas.

Being a true artist with a Bohemian lifestyle, Sherry would move to California in which she spent 20 years doing what an artist does – ART.

Sherry never married but she did build strong meaningful relationships with her friends. She would live, cook and aid anyone who would ask.

She was a great friend to all who shared her life and above all, she performed her art.

Sherry is survived by her brother Joe and wife Roy Ann from The Woodlands, Texas and her brother Russell and his wife Betty residing in Seminole.

Her cousin, Violet Sloan of Rockwall, Texas, who wants the world to know that Sherry was a great cook, who surely was derived from her creative talents as an artist, also survives her.

Sherry’s timeless friends, Jimianne John, Esther and John Kibby, Pat Sanchez, her second cousin Leonard Sloan and his wife Jane, will all miss her magnificent presence.

Laurel Oaks Funeral Home is located at South 635 and 12649 Lake June in Dallas.

The family suggests that memorial donations made be made to the charity of choice.

Dennis D. Voelker

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Dennis D. Voelker are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment is take place at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw, Mich.

Voelker, 57, died Friday, March 4, 2005 at Seminole Medical Center. He was born Aug. 2, 1947 in Saginaw to Harold W. and Charlotte (James) Voelker.

He has been employed by the City of Seminole Water Department for over 20 years.

Voelker was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. serving in the Vietnam Conflict and was honorably discharged.

His parents and one brother, Richard Voelker preceded him in death.

Surviving him is his daughter Tiffany Acre of Oklahoma City; former wife, Nita Douthit of Seminole; sister Connie Pluto of Saginaw; brother Randy Voelker of Saginaw and three grandchildren.

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

Charles A. Votaw

Funeral services for lifelong Maud resident Charles A. "Chuck" Votaw are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Maud.

Rev. Larry Harrison is to officiate with Rev. Herschel Davis to assist.

Interment is to follow with military honors at Cummings Cemetery under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Votaw passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2005 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 47. He was born Jan. 24, 1958 in Seminole to Essie Nixon "Jr" Votaw and Loretta Nellie (McGirt).

He attended Pleasant Grove School and graduated in 1977.

Chuck married Brenda Marie Peavler on Nov. 19, 1998 in Shawnee and he was a self-employed mechanic.

Votaw was a sergeant in the National Guard for six years and a commander in the Seminole Nation Honor Guard. He was a member of Rewalke Band and of the Seminole Tribe.

His father, Jr. Votaw (1994) and his nephew, Christopher Allen Votaw (1995) preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Marie (Peavler) Votaw of the home; his mother, Loretta Votaw of Seminole; his mother-in-law and stepfather-in-law, Coretta and Gene Cole of Maud; father-in-law and stepmother-in-law, Jerry and Alice Peavler of Maud and two sons, Shane Travels and his companion Amy Blankenship and Brandon Travels and his companion Carrie Calvert, all of Maud.

In addition, he has three brothers and sister-in-law, Curtis Votaw and Cecil Votaw, both of Seminole and James and Brenda Votaw of Maud; two sisters and brother-in-law, Ramona and Ronald Johnson of Seminole and Carol Votaw of Wewoka; half sister, Katherine McGirt of Shawnee; two step-grandchildren, Makayla Turner of Seminole and Nevaeh Travels of Maud and a host of other family and friends surviving him.

Casket bearers for the services will be Chad Votaw, Greg Votaw, Al Curley, Ronald Johnson, Chris Campbell, Rex Hailey and Blake Votaw.

Honorary bearers will be Charlie Williams, Raymond Harjo and the Seminole Nation Honor Guard.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Laurie Walchusky

Memorial service for Wolf resident Laurie Lynn Walchusky were held at 10:30 a.m. today at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Walchusky, 43, died unexpectedly along with her son, Brandon Thompson, March 3, 2005.

She was born June 21, 1961 in Utica, N.Y. to Peter D. and Jeanne Reynolds Walchusky. Laurie was raised in Utica, N.Y. and entered the United States Army in 1980.

Later she went on to college in Oklahoma receiving her degree in accounting.

She worked as an office manager at national tax Service in Ada.

Her parents, grandparents, two aunts and two uncles preceded her in death.

Surviving her are daughter, Megan Thompson; sons, Gary Alan Jr. and Christopher Thompson; sister Phyllis of Fresno, Calif.; brothers, Peter Walchusky of Utica, N.Y. and John Walchusky of New York Mills, N.Y. and George Walchusky of Utica, N.Y. and James Walchusky, Oneida, N.Y. and one grandson.

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

 

Floyd Walker

Graveside funeral services for Arthur Floyd Walker are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery under the direction of Vondel L. Smith and Son Mortuary in Oklahoma City.

Walker died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at the age of 94.

He was born Nov. 3, 1911, in Darnell, Ark., to Arthur Columbus and Effie (Long) Walker.

He worked as a machinist and welder for H&H Supply Company.

He was baptized in 1970 as a Jehovah’s Witness.

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

He is survived by his wife, Florence Walker; two brothers, Ray and Robert Walker; three sisters, Reba Hendryx, Ruby Hook and Vera Gold-Anderson.

 

Michael Walker

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Michael Joe Walker are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Walker, 36, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2005 in Seminole. He was born April 17, 1969 in Ft. riley, Kan. to George Walker and Lorene (Johnson) Walker.

He was a graduate of New Lima High School.

His father; brothers, Eugene and Robert Stumblingbear and Robyn Walker and sister Rachel Kaulaity preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother, Lorene Johnson of Seminole; brothers, Ruben and Horace Stumblingbear, both of Oklahoma City, Daryl Walker of Seminole and Gerald Stumblingbear of San Diego, Calif. and sisters, Karen and Lavonna Stumblingbear, both of Oklahoma City.

 

 

 

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William Walker

Funeral services for Shawnee resident William W. "Winky" Walker are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Trinity Baptist Church in Maud with Rev. Wayne Taylor officiating.

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

Walker, 48, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005 in Oklahoma City. He was born Dec. 3, 1956 in San Francisco, Calif. to Billy Jay and Dorothy (Burton) Walker of Maud.

He served in the United States Airforce from 1976-1978. He worked as an agent for Shelter Insurance Company for several years before becoming a carpenter.

His father preceded him in death.

Surviving are his mother of Maud; one son, Will Walker III of Shawnee; one daughter, Brandy Walker of New Port Richey, Fla. and two sisters, Doreena Hooker and Suzi Garner of Maud.

In addition, his girlfriend, Star Hollingshead of Shawnee and five grandchildren survive him.

Casket Bearers will be Marty Guinn, Lonnie Brooks, Lawrence Brooks, Jasson Meadows, Willie and Waylon Hooker.

Honorary Bearers will be Seth Ryan, Bill Hooker and Geoff Garner.

Visitation will be at Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. today.

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

 

 

 

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Catherine Elizabeth Wallace

Catherine Elizabeth (Nance) Wallace, 72, of Seminole surrendered her spirit to her Lord and Savior, Jan. 29, 2005, at Seminole Estates Nursing Home.

She was born Dec. 15, 1932, in Shellknob, Mo. to Ran Alvin Nance and Olive Bonnie (Taylor) Nance.

She married Robert Jr. Wallace on Dec. 4, 1948, in
Pampas, Texas. He preceded her in death Jan. 8, 1998.

She is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Ann
Mahler and her husband Allan of Seminole; and Sharan Kay Bryant of McAlester; son and daughter-in-law, Roy Allen Wallace and Kathy of McAlester; two brothers and sister-in-law, Alvin Nance and his wife Sharon of Bradley, Calif. and William Nance of
Pueblo, Colo.; and one sister, Lena Dean of Sallisaw.

Other survivors include six grandchildren, Sherri Seeley of Seminole, Cliffton Conatser and special friend Kok-Cheng See of Oklahoma City, Michael McClung of Irving, Texas, Tony Martin of Oklahoma City, Brandy Wallace and Arlee Nicole Wallace of Rush Springs; four great grandchildren, Kena Rhoten, Mason Seeley, Logan McClung, and Allison Martin.

She is also survived by a host of other family members. They include sisters-in-law, Billie Whitley and husband
Sherman of Seminole, Shirley Lewis of Oklahoma City, Bonnie Faye Anderson of Oklahoma City and Betty Wallace of Tecumseh.

Further survivors include nephews and niece, Bill Beach and family, Steven Beach and family of Covlington, Joe Beach and family, David Whitley and family, Keith Whitley and family and Kenny Jack Whitley and family, all of Seminole, Jimmy Whitley and family of Romania, Robert Wallace and family, Wally Wallace and family of Shawnee, Robby Richie, David Richie, Donnie and Ricky Kincaid of Oklahoma City, Lynette and Barry
Redding, Mike Nance of Salinas, Calif., Darla Jean Cross of Pueblo, Colo., Darrell Nance and Keith Nance of
Salinas, Calif., Leroy Dean of Sallisaw, and Leonard Dean of
Long Mont, Colo.

Special friends include; Jason Seeley of Seminole, Ernest Conatser of Maud, church family from the Seminole and Holdenville First Church of God, nursing staff and administration of the Seminole
Estates Nursing Center, staff of Eastern Hills Hospice, Dr. Kemp and the Saturday evening church group from Emmanuel Fellowship.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three nephews, Randy Wallace, Jerry Wayne Dean and Greg Nance; one sister-in-law, Bobbie Beach Lasiter; and one brother-in-law, Lowell "Jack" Wallace.

Funeral services for Mrs. Wallace will be 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at the Swearingen Funeral
Chapel.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Susie (Leitka) Walters

Wake services for Wewoka residence Susie (Leitka) Walters are scheduled for 6 p.m. today at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Wewoka Indian Baptist Church in Wewoka with interment at Goate Family Cemetery in Wewoka.

Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Robert Davis are set to officiate. The body is scheduled to be taken to the church on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Walters died Sunday, May 29, 2005, in Okemah. She was 86 years old.

She was born Feb. 6, 1919, in Seminole to Apler Leitka and Sukey (Foster) Leitka.

In 1935, she married Frank Walters. She was a homemaker and a member of Wewoka Indian Baptist Church.

Walters was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Solomon Walters and Apler Walters; one daughter, Lillie Harjo; four brothers, Timmy Leitka, John Leitka, Elliott Leitka, Frank Leitka; and sisters Bessie Camp and also four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons, Isaac Walters of Castle, Leon McPerryman of Holdenville, Louis Walters of Haydonville, Frank Walters of Holdenville, Jessie Long of Holdenville, Roy Larney of Oklahoma City; and daughters, Betsy Harjo of Wewoka and Vivian Derrick of Tulsa.

Ernie McPerryman, Leo Tiger II, Thomas Harjo Jr., Greg Poafpybitty, Abe Walters Jr., and Curtis Harjo are scheduled to be pallbearers.

Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Pauline Wapskineh

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Pauline Yarbrough Wapskineh are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Indian Baptist Church in Shawnee.

Rev. Gary Hawkins and Rev. Renden Falls will officiate. A 12 p.m. lunch will be served prior to the funeral at the church.

Wake services will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the First Indian Baptist Church, located at Minnesota and Darrow Streets in Shawnee.

Interment will follow the funeral services at the Buck Family Cemetery, North of Wewoka under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Wapskineh, 77, of Shawnee died Monday, Aug. 1, 2005 in Oklahoma City Hospital. She was born Feb. 26, 1928 in Wewoka to Thomas Yarbrough and Susie (Buck) Yarbrough.

She graduated from Haskell High School and retired as a CMA for Sunset Nursing Home in Shawnee.

Wapskineh was a member of the First Indian Baptist Church and she spent hours in Bible study and prayer.

Her parents; two sons, Andrew Wapskineh Jr. and Terry Lee Wapskineh; granddaughter, Ronda Ellis; brothers, John, Paul, Frank and James Yarbrough and Jerry Frank; and sister, Marie Powell preceded her in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Laquetta Ellis and Glenda Wapskineh, both of Shawnee; three sons, Tom, Kenny and Ronny Wapskineh, all of Shawnee; two sisters, Gertrude Bagley and Cora Jean Zahn; 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

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Bobby Gene Ward

Funeral service for longtime Seminole County resident Bobby Gene Ward are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Christ with Chris Stinnett officiating.

Interment is set for the Dennison Cemetery in Idabel and there is a graveside service planned for 1 p.m. Friday.

Ward died Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at his Seminole home. He was 68.

He was born May 21, 1936, to Robert Lee Ward and Ola (Phillips) Ward in Idabel.

On August 19, 1955, he married Clara (Chadwick) Ward in Idabel.

Ward lived in Seminole since 1995, moving from Wewoka where he lived from 1976 to 1995. He worked as a natural resource officer for the Bureau of Indian Affairs from 1963 to 1995 and retired after 32 years.

He was a member of the Seminole Church of Christ.

Ward was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Wade Ward, and his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Clara Ward of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Vickie Ward of Shawnee and Mark and Kim Ward of Carrollton, Texas; two brothers, Hap Ward of Idabel and Bill Ward of Tulsa; one sister, Pat Poteet of Idabel; and six grandchildren, Kelly and Crystal Ward, Chris Ward, Stefanie Ward, Blythe Ward and Brenna Ward.

 

 

Peggy W. Ward

Funeral service for former Seminole resident Peggy W. Ward is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

Interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole. Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.

Ward died Sunday, July 10, 2005, in Oklahoma City. She was 85.

She was born on June 3, 1920, in Kansas, to George and Venus Lyons.

Ward was a member of the Junior Social Workers and was honored with a lifetime membership award. She cooked, sewed, did all types of needlework, and was involved in family activities.

She was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Ward spent many hours in service responsibilities.

Ward was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Gene Lyons, and her husband of 28 years, Jim Ward.

She is survived by two daughters, Ranee Wendling of Edmond and Saunda Niblack of Arlington, Texas; brother, Buddy Lyons of Chickasha; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

Michael Warden

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Michael Keith Warden are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

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

A wake service is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Warden, 37, died Thursday, April 7, 2005 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born Aug. 15, 1967 in Wewoka to Robert Carl Warden and Jeanette (Joseph) Factor.

He worked as a roofer and was employed by a private housing firm.

Surviving is his father Robert Carl Warden of Seminole; his mother Jeanette (Joseph) Factor of Oklahoma City; three brothers, Ronald Russell Warden of Wichita, Kan., Gary Don Warden of Oklahoma City and Donald Ray Factor of Enid and one sister Stacy Bequer of Fayetteville, N.C.

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

 

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Richard N. Wares

Private family services and interment are being planned for former Seminole County resident Richard N. Wares of Silver Springs, Md.

Wares, 64, died March 22, 2005 in Silver Springs, Md. He was born Sept. 28, 1940 in Okmulgee.

He was preceded in death by his parents George and Marie of Wewoka.

Surviving him is his son John Wares and daughter-in-law Jenny Wares of Athens, Ga.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Association, Box 366, Glen Echo, MD 20812.

 

Mary Alice Warner

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Mary Alice Warner are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

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

Services will be held in loving memory of Mary, 67, who went to be with our Lord Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005 after a long battle with cancer, which she approached with courage, grace and dignity.

She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, aunt and friend.

Mary was born Oct. 16, 1938 in Wewoka to Hubert and Ida Nelms. Her father preceded her in death.

She worked for Southwestern Bell telephone Company for 14 years before retiring after 28 years for the City of Wewoka.

Mary is survived by her husband of 46 years, Jim Warner of the home; her mother, Ida Nelms of Wewoka; one son, James David of Los Angeles, Calif.; one daughter, Debbie Northrup of Portland, Ore. and one grandson, Chris Jones of Shawnee.

In addition Mary has one sister, Linda Lunsford of Wewoka; one aunt, Kathleen Gibson of Wewoka; mother-in-law, Cleo Muirhead of Oklahoma City; a very special friend, Bernice Haskins of Muskogee and a host of other relatives and friends surviving her.

 

Varnum Educator, Administrator Dies

Funeral services for long-time Seminole County educator Eugene Warrenburg have been scheduled for Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Little with Rusty Dawson and John Henley officiating.

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

Warrenburg, age 88, died Friday, April 15, 2005 at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee. He was born Nov. 11, 1916 in Little.

A lifelong resident of the community of Little, north of Seminole, he graduated from Prairie Valley High School and Seminole Junior College – where he was a member of one of the College’s first basketball teams.

He received a bachelor’s degree from East Central State College in Ada and a master’s degree in education from the University of Oklahoma in Norman. He also received his administrator’s certification from OU.

Warrenburg began his career in education in 1939 as a teacher and coach at Prairie Valley School. In 1941, he was hired as the high school principal at Pleasant Grove School.

In 1942, he accepted a position at Varnum Schools, but taught only one semester before being drafted during World War II. He served stateside in the medical corps at Fort Sill and Olympia, Washington.

His service career continued until February 1946, when he returned to Varnum to serve as high school principal.

During his 38 years of service to the Varnum Public School System, he taught math and science, coached baseball and men’s basketball, and served as superintendent from 1954 until his retirement in 1980.

Warrenburg was a past president of the Seminole County Teachers Association and served as vice president of the Seminole County Retired Teachers Association.

He was on the Board of the Seminole Historical Society. Warrenburg also served as the Seminole County election board inspector for the "Little" precinct for many years.

In 1995, he was honored by the Varnum Alumni Association for his many years of service to the school with induction into the Varnum Hall of Fame.

He was also among the first graduates to be inducted into the Seminole State College Alumni Hall of Fame in 1994.

An avid supporter of Seminole State College athletics, the Warrenburgs attended home sporting events and often traveled out-of-state following the teams during playoff action.

Additionally, they frequently hosted players at their home for special picnics and fishing outings.

Following his retirement from public education, Warrenburg pursued interests in collecting antiques and continued his strong involvement in church work.

He owned and operated Warrenburg’s Antique Glass, and had a personal interest in collecting and restoring horse-drawn farm equipment and implements.

Warrenburg taught adult Bible classes and served as an elder for the Church of Christ at Little for 55 years. He also served as treasurer for the church for 15 years.

His parents, Jim and Della Warrenburg, and one sister, Rita Beall, preceded him in death.

Warrenburg is survived by his wife of 66 years, Frances; one sister, Wanda Swearingen of Seminole, and two daughters and sons-in-law, Dr. Donna Hardin and her husband Jim of Seminole and Marsha Guymon and her husband J. Carl of Broken Arrow.

Other survivors include grandchildren: Terri and James Metzler of Los Lunas, N.M.; Kerri and Scott Williams of Ada; Jae Jean Young of Broken Arrow; and Hunter and Joy Guymon of Broken Arrow.

In addition, he has five great-grandchildren, Joe Dell Williams, Ethan Williams, Kaci Williams, Madison Martin and Brooke Guymon; brother-in-law Jeff Davis of Seminole and sister-in-law Kay Hinson of Shawnee.

The family has identified the Church of Christ at Little and the SSC Educational Foundation Warrenburg Scholarship Fund as preferred recipients of memorial donations.

The casket will be open for viewing from 9 – 10 a.m. at the Church of Christ and will not be re-opened following the service.

Condolences may be sent online to the funeral home at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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Frances Warrenburg

Funeral services for long-time Seminole County educator Frances Warrenburg have been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ in Little with Rusty Dawson and John Henley officiating.

Interment will follow in the Little Cemetery.

Warrenburg, age 87, died early Saturday morning at her home north of Seminole in the community of Little.

A lifelong resident of Little, she was a graduate of Prairie Valley High School and Seminole Junior College.

She also graduated from East Central College in Ada with a degree in education and a double major in music. Her career as a public school teacher spanned 40 years – with classroom experience from first grade through the college level.

Warrenburg began her teaching career at Pleasant Grove School in 1941.

She then moved to the Varnum School System. During her 20-year career at Varnum, she held a variety of positions, ranging from grade school principal to American History teacher for junior high and high school students.

While teaching, she commuted to the University of Oklahoma for evening and summer classes and received a master’s degree in education. She also earned a Reading Specialist Certificate from OU.

In 1970, she joined the staff of then Seminole "Junior" College when the College was housed in temporary facilities at the First Presbyterian Church of Seminole.

She helped the College move to its new campus on the northwest side of town the following year.

Warrenburg was hired at SJC as a Reading Specialist to set up the College’s Reading lab, plan the program and serve as its director.

She was widely recognized for her expertise in reading education.

She was a guest speaker at the annual convention of the Western College Reading Association in Reno, Nev., in 1973, and her conference presentation was selected for publication in a scholarly educational journal.

Warrenburg also served as a consultant to Westark Community College of Ft. Smith, Ark., to help establish a reading program there.

She lectured extensively to parents groups, civic clubs and public school teachers in Oklahoma and Texas concerning early detection of reading disabilities in children.

As a reading instructor at the College, Warrenburg had hundreds of international students in her classes during the 1970s.

In addition to their classroom instruction, she provided many meals in her home and other cultural experiences for the students.

Many of these students, who have now scattered across the country and around the world, maintained close ties with the Warrenburg family.

When she retired from SJC in May 1981 after 11 years of service, the administration and Board of Regents awarded her "Professor Emeritus" title for life.

At the last Commencement exercise she attended as a member of the faculty, she received a standing ovation and was invited by then President Dr. Elmer Tanner to take his place in presenting diplomas to graduates.

During her years in education, Warrenburg served as president of the Seminole County Reading Association and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma.

She was on the education, environmental and cultural affairs committees of the Seminole Chamber of Commerce, and served two years on the Chamber Board of Directors.

In retirement, she remained active in the Seminole County chapter of the Oklahoma Retired Educators Association and received statewide recognition as the organization’s "Very Important Member" (VIM).

In 1995, she was honored alongside her late husband Eugene Warrenburg, by the Varnum Alumni Association for her many years of service to the school with induction into the Varnum Hall of Fame.

Mr. Warrenburg had served as Superintendent of Varnum Schools for 26 years.

She was also among the first graduates to be inducted into the Seminole State College Alumni Hall of Fame in 1994.

As avid supporters of Seminole State College athletics, the Warrenburgs attended home sporting events and often traveled out-of-state following the teams during playoff action.

Additionally, they frequently hosted players at their home for special picnics and fishing outings.

Following their retirement from public education, the Warrenburgs pursued interests in collecting antiques and continued their strong involvement in church work.

They owned and operated Warrenburg’s Antique Glass. She became not only a collector, but also an expert in the art of identifying and appraising glassware, and traveled extensively for many years building her collections.

Warrenburg was an active member and teacher at the Church of Christ at Little where her husband served as an elder for 55 years.

She started a young ladies’ Bible training class in the 1970s at the church and also helped develop the church’s annual Ladies’ Night devotional program in 1984.

She taught a Tuesday morning Ladies Bible Class for nearly 20 years for the congregation. She was also the guest speaker for ladies retreats and day programs throughout the state.

Warrenburg was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Eugene, and her parents, Mont and Maggie Davis.

She was also preceded in death by her father-in-law J.A. Warrenburg; her mother-in-law Della Warrenburg; and two sisters-in-law, Wanda Swearingen and Rita Beall.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law: Dr. Donna Hardin and her husband Jim of Seminole and Marsha Guymon and her husband J. Carl of Broken Arrow.

She is also survived by two sisters - Irene Lawrence of Rush Springs and Kay Hinson and her husband Adolph of Shawnee; one brother - Jeff Davis and his wife Beth of Seminole; and her stepmother, Lorraine Davis of Seminole.

Other survivors include grandchildren: Terri and James Metzler of Los Lunas, N.M.; Kerri and Scott Williams of Ada; Jae Jean Young of Broken Arrow; and Hunter and Joy Guymon of Broken Arrow.

In addition, she has five great-grandchildren: Joe Dell Williams, Ethan Williams, Kaci Williams, Madison Martin and Brooke Guymon; and numerous nieces and nephews, Janet and Larry Waddell, Bob and Terry Swearingen, Owen Davis, Jesse and Leslie Davis, Tracy and Rob Noerper, Linda and Dwayne Dowell, Carol and Mark Werhan and Anne and Danny Frame.

The family has identified the Church of Christ at Little and the Seminole State College Educational Foundation Warrenburg Scholarship Fund as preferred recipients of memorial donations.

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

A visitation time has been scheduled for Monday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent online to the funeral home website at: www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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Bobby Joe Watson

Lifetime Seminole resident Bobby Joe Watson died in his home Monday, April 11, 2005, at the age of 65.

No services are planned.

Watson was born to Doyle Watson and Gladys (Bailey) Watson Allen May 23, 1939 in Seminole.

Watson served in the U.S. Navy.

He was never married.

Watson was preceded in death by his parents and two uncles.

He is survived by four aunts, Jean Colwell of Seminole, Dora Pittman of Ada, Jessie Sedira of Del City and Georgia Ham of Shawnee.

Diana Watson

Funeral services for Cromwell resident Diana Sue Watson were held today at 10 a.m. at Friends Freewill Baptist Church.

Interment will be at Little Cemetery with Rev. Paskel Bevans officiating, and under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Watson, 49, died Sunday, March 27, 2005 in Oklahoma City. She was born Oct. 9, 1955 in Wewoka to Richard "Tommy" Williams and Oleta (Watters) Williams.

She attended Butner Schools and was a member of Friends Freewill Baptist Church. In addition, she was a press operator for T.D.K. in Shawnee.

Her father preceded her in death.

Surviving her is her mother Oleta Williams of Cromwell; brothers, Jimmy Williams and Steve Williams, both of Cromwell; sons, David Watson of Cromwell and Kevin Michael Watson of California and daughter Diane Watson of California.

Lisa Gayle Watson

Funeral services for Seminole resident Lisa Gayle Watson are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints with Bishop Lewis Armour to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Watson, 45, died in an automobile accident Friday, June 24, 2005. She was born June 8, 1960 in Portland, Ore. to Marvin Don Connelly and Beulah Marie (Hughes) Connelly.

She married Rocky Watson May 5, 1982 in Shawnee and worked as an emergency room registered nurse at Seminole Medical Hospital.

Watson was EMT certified, a Medical Explorer, Post affiliated with the Boy Scouts, an active member in the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts as well as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints.

Her mother and one brother, Keith Connelly, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her father and step-mother, Marvin Don and Mary Ann Connelly of Eugene, Ore.; husband, two sons, Brandon Watson, Rocky Watson and one daughter, Heather Watson, all of the home; two brothers, Steve Connelly and Sean Connelly, both of Virginia and one sister, Patty Irvin of Coosby, Ore.

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

 

 

 

 

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Jack V. Watts

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident Jack V. watts are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home with Rev. Charley Henthorn officiating.

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

Mr. Watts passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005 at his residence in Konawa at the age of 84 years.

He was born July 22, 1921 at Rock Creek, Okla. to Marvin Thomas and Kitty (Robbins) Watts.

Jack was educated at Rock Creek, Shawnee and Earlsboro Schools.

He served with the Civilian Conservation Corp and the United States Navy, achieving the rank of 2nd Class Aviation Machinist Mate.

While in the Navy Jack met and married Evelyn Loraine Daniels on Dec. 30, 1944.

In 1946 upon completion of his military duties, Jack, Evelyn and James moved to Konawa where Jack went to work at the Konawa Peanut Company.

In 1954 Jack purchased a well servicing machine and operated it for many years. Later Jack purchased oil wells and operated them for himself. In 1983 Jack retired from pumping oil wells.

His parents, Marvin and Kitty Watts; wife, Evelyn Watts on Nov. 27, 1994; three brothers, Roland, earl and Victor Watts; four sisters, Irene Patterson, Mildred Patterson, Hazel Bohannon and Christine Cranefield and daughter-in-law, Carolyn Watts.

Surviving is his son, James Watts of Konawa; grandson, Richard Howsmon and his wife Tammy of Ingleside, Texas; granddaughter, Jeanne Bicknell and husband Terry of Savannah, Ga.; three great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Errol and Kyndrick Howsmon and a very special friend, Mozelle Duncan and her daughter LaWanda Tanner.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations may be sent to the Konawa Nutrition center, 426 East 1st Street, Konawa, OK 74849.

 

 

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Floyd Wear

Graveside services are scheduled for former Seminole resident Floyd Wear for 10 a.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Kenny Violette to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wear, 73, of Wellston, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005 at Harrah Nursing Center in Harrah. He was born March 24, 1932 in Seminole to William Earnest Wear and Alma Edna Jackson.

He was a veteran of the United States Army who served from 1954 – 1972 and received the National Defense Service Medal.

In addition, he was a tank commander, an expert marksman and a retired staff sergeant.

His parents and two brothers, Boadie Wear and Clyde Wear preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sons, Mark Wear of Wellston and Robert Wear of Konawa; two daughters, Debra Wear of Sand Springs and Vickie Moore of Stigler; two brothers, Eugene Wear of Seminole and Jerry Wear of Ada; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Messages of condolences may be sent online to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

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Alma Jean Welch

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident Alma Jean Welch were held at 2 p.m. yesterday at Sasakwa Church of Christ is Sasakwa.

Interment took place at Lone Dove Cemetery in Sasakwa.

Welch died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at the age of 81.

She was born Jan. 6, 1924.

Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka handled services.

Emma Ruth Wesley

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident, Emma Ruth "Herrod" Wesley are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at middle Creek #2 Baptist Church in Holdenville.

Rev. George Harjochee and Rev. Arthur Carpitcher will be officiating. Wake services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Hudson-Phillips Chapel.

Interment is to follow services at Cedar River Church Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Wesley, 84, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005 at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. She was born July 1, 1921 in Holdenville to Andy and Ida "Harjoe" Herrod.

She was raised in the Holdenville area and attended and graduated from Holdenville High School.

Wesley later moved to California where she attended LaValley College in Los Angeles, Calif. and attained her LPN licensing for nursing. She later attended Oklahoma State University for additional credit for approximately two years.

She moved back to Wewoka where she worked for the Wewoka Hospital for several years. Wesley also worked for the Creek Nation Hospital in Okemah for many years. She was working for Oakridge Nursing Home when she retired.

Wesley was a longtime member of the Cedar Ridge Missionary Baptist Church of Holdenville and she enjoyed doing beadwork, Seminole patchwork and fishing.

Her husband, Leon Howard Wesley; her parents; one brother, Robert Herrod; one grandson, Timish Wesley and one great-granddaughter, Britney Wesley.

Surviving are four daughters, Ida Gonzales of Long Island, N.Y., LeeAnn Gomez of Huntington Park, Calif., Emma Ruth Wesley Jr. of Shawnee and Letitia Wesley of Wewoka; five sons, Victor Wesley of Las Vegas, Nev., Leon Howard Wesley Jr. of Owasso, Andy Wesley of Holdenville, David Wesley of Tulsa and John Wesley of Arlee, Mont.

In addition, she has two sisters, Paulene "Herrod" Stewart and Jane "Herrod" McGeisey, both of Wewoka and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

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Emma Ruth West

Funeral services for Emma Ruth West, a longtime Seminole County resident, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Parks Brothers Chapel in Okemah, with Pastor Delmar Hume officiating.

Interment was to follow at the Little Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home.

West died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, in Midwest City, at the age of 77.

She was born Feb. 21, 1928, in Bessemer, Ala., to Samuel and Mamie Lanore Hamaker.

West resided in Seminole County for 43 years. She was a homemaker, worked as a food dietitian, and was a member of the Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church of Wewoka.

Her parents; her husband William Arthur West, who died in 1981; two brothers, James Hamaker, and Samuel Hamaker Jr.; and two sisters, Alice Simmons and Joann Spencer, preceded her in death.

West is survived by her two sons, Luther L. Williams of Wewoka and William Leon West of Moore; three daughters, Joy Dianne Bullock of Cromwell, W. Denise Cheatwood of Wewoka, and Dorothy L. Grimes of Choctaw; two brothers, Edward Hamaker of Gardendale, Ala., and Bill Carson of Tacoma, Wash.; three sisters, Clara Fallihee of Gardendale, Ala., Alene Cisco of Tacoma, Wash., and Mary Lucky of Red Oak, Iowa; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jim Bullock, Jimmy Grimes, Ronnie V. Cheatwood, Bryan Henson, Matt Grimes and Ronnie Cheatwood.

Honorary bearers were Edward Hamaker, Kenneth West, John Williams, Tristan Williams, Jake Abney, Chase Henson, Jordan West and Christopher Cheatwood.

Mary West

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Mary (Larney) west are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cedar Creek Eufaula Baptist Church with Pastor Dorsie Nero and Rev. Houston Tiger officiating.

Interment is to follow services at the West Family Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

West, 76, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 at Pioneer Nursing Home. She was born March 26, 1928 in Seminole to Leah Harjo.

She married Porter West and worked at Pat’s café as a cook for 20 years before her retirement. West was a member of the Cedar Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

Her parents; husband; brother, Alex Larney and one sister, Joanne Harjo all preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn West and Tammie West, both of Seminole; brother, Jap Harjo of Earlsboro; sister, Christine Hotulke of Seminole; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Wake services will be held on Sunday at Swearingen Funeral Home from 6 – 8 p.m., and on Monday at Cedar Creek beginning at 7 p.m.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

Carlton Westbrook

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Carlton Lester Westbrook are to be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Westbrook, 76, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005 at Pioneer Nursing Home of Seminole. He was born Jan. 27, 1929 in Trent, Texas to Roy Wilton Westbrook and Laura Geneva (Light).

He married Nellie Marie (Blevins) Carter on Aug. 2, 1970 in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Westbrook worked for the City of Ft. Worth as a heavy equipment operator and was a member of the Temple of Praise Church.

His parents and three brothers, Aubrey Westbrook, Arvil Westbrook and Glenn Westbrook preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Nellie Marie Westbrook of Seminole; one stepdaughter, Wanda Turner of Seminole; one brother, Troy Westbrook of Sisco, Texas and several grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 NE 13th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-5097 on behalf of diabetic research.

 

 

 

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Jimmie Whisenhunt

Graveside services for Seminole resident Jimmie Ray Whisenhunt are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with T.C. Cridder to officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Whisenhunt died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005 at his home in Seminole. He was born in Yuba City, Calif. to William Edward Whisenhunt and Bessie Juanita (Cowden).

He married Neva Rebecca Baxter on Feb. 14, 2004 in Shawnee. He has been a Seminole resident for the past 10 years, moving from Meeker.

Whisenhunt was a self-employed rancher and worked as an auctioneer in Paden. While living in California he worked for the County of San Luis Obispo, Calif.

He served in the United States Army Reserves and was a member of the Community Church of Meeker.

Surviving is his wife Neva Whisenhunt of the home; two daughters, Kelley Milburn of Louisville, Ky. And Monica Whisenhunt of California; one brother, Leon Whisenhunt of Meeker; four sisters, Helen Ruth Burk of California, Norma Sue Eikenberry, Bernice Montgomery and Barbara Norris and two grandchildren.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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Sally White

Memorial services are scheduled for longtime Seminole resident Sally White at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Seminole with Rev. John Lively and Don Gill to officiate.

Private family graveside services are scheduled at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

White, 71, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005 at home. She was born Jan. 28, 1934 in Seminole to George and Gladys Hazel (Merriott) Hines.

Sally married Paul White on July 17, 1953 at the First Baptist Church in Seminole. She graduated from Seminole High School in 1952.

She was a homemaker and member of the Seminole Presbyterian Church, where she was an elder.

Sally was also a member of the ESA Sorority, member and delegate of the Republican Party, volunteer at the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum, Bridge Club and of the Oklahoma Federation of Republic Women’s Club.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Her parents preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband Paul White of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Linda White of Plano, Texas and Mark and Lori White of Shawnee; one daughter and son-in-law, Paula and James Cook of Shawnee and one brother and sister-in-law, Billy George and Suzi Hines of Eufaula.

Sally is also survived by ten grandchildren; Windy Muehleisen, Jennifer, Jamie and Jill Smart, Blake and Kolby White, and Jeff, Sean, Chase and Mikey White and two great grandchildren, Andy and Brooklyn White.

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

 

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Gertie White

Funeral services for longtime Sasakwa resident Gertie White were held today at 2 p.m. at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmie Freeman officiating.

Rev. Meredith Robinson and Rev. Richard Schuyler assisted in the services. Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

White, 90, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005 in a nursing home in Holdenville. She was born Nov. 7, 1915 in Boles, Ark. to Elzy Claud House and Lora Bell (Slagle) House.

She married Finis White Jan. 9, 1936 and they have lived in the Sasakwa community since 1928.

White attended Sasakwa School and was a housewife. She was a member and trustee of Harvest Time Tabernacle Church of Holdenville for 45 years.

Her parents; husband; four brothers, David Abraham House, Johnnie Richman House, Andrew Merit House and Elmer Lee House and three sisters, Willie Catherine House, Emmer Roseberry and Ada Mae Crump all preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sisters, Minnie Sherfield of Sasakwa, Nellie Frances Stringfellow of Calvin and Lula Mae Crump of Wewoka.

Pallbearers for the services were Chaney Clark, Chris Clark, Daniel Clark, Mickey Conley, David Jones and Steven Jones.

Honorary bearers were Claud Clark, David Crump, Edward Crump, Randall Streetman, Glenn Stringfellow and Jesse Blackburn.

 

 

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Gordon White

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Gordon W. White are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with Larry McMains and Rev. Tommy Clark officiating.

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

White, 89, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005 at Seminole Medical Center. He was born Oct. 3, 1915 in Mulberry, Ark. to Thomas Jefferson and Carrie Alice (Deaton) White.

He married Bertha Mae Southard on Sept. 29, 1938 in Shawnee. She preceded him in death on May 11, 1992.

White worked as a driller in the oilfield; worked at Gibson’s for many years and also at Faye Cheatham’s Service Station.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seminole, where he and worked as an usher and shepherd for many years. White was saved on April 14, 1963 and baptized on April 15, 1963.

His parents; two brothers, Albert and Odis White; two sisters, Emily Drewery and Magnolia Oxborn and one great-grandchild, Dillon Brewer (in 1997) preceded him in death.

Surviving him is his son and daughter-in-law, Eldon and Carol White of Lake Jackson, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Bedford Brewer of Seminole; four grandchildren, Larry David Brewer of Seminole, Michael K. Brewer of Piedmont, Jennifer Lynn White of Houston, Texas and Melissa Anne Genre of Lake Jackson, Texas.

In addition one adopted granddaughter, Marjorie Knighton of Houston, Texas and four great-grandchildren, Tyler and Parker Brewer of Piedmont and Zachary Genre and Meagan Genre of Lake Jackson, Texas also survive him.

Casket bearers for the services will be Pinky Coates, Ron Sheppard, Kenneth Mendenhall, Denver White, Miles White and Don Raney.

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

 

Harold White

Funeral services for Houston Lee White, 87, of Durant, will be 2 p.m, Monday, July 25, at the Northwest Church of Christ in Durant.

Jerry Garland will officiate. Brown’s Funeral Service of Durant will conduct the services.

Houston passed away, Thursday, July 21, 2005.

Houston was born Jan. 31, 1928 in Kendrick to Joe Thomas and Lillian Jane (Carrithers) White.

Houston served in the Navy submarine service and was a retired engine operator for Phillips Petroleum.

He was a member of the Northwest Church of Christ.

Houston enjoyed going to the movies, and will be missed by all who knew him.

Houston was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Lillian White, and a daughter, Patricia Jo Johnson.

Survivors include wife, Sarah Nell White of the home; daughters, Lanita Jane Day and husband Vernon, Wellington, Texas, Sharon Sue Owens and husband Bill, Sapulpa, and Mona Imogene Ingram and husband Tom, Vancouver, Wash.; son Foy Thomas White of Durant; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, nine great-great grandchildren; siblings Wayne Lee, David Lee, G.W. Lee, Charlotte Thompson, Edna Grimm, and Juanita Heck; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Family hour will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Little Cemetery, Seminole, at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 26 with Dale Day, Tony Day, Tracy Day, Terry Day, Karl White, Christopher Day, Joey Day, and Jeff Day serving as pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent to the family at brownsfs@sbc-global.net. Please be sure to reference the name of the deceased in all correspondence.


 

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Funeral services for Houston Lee White, 87, of Durant, will be 2 p.m, Monday, July 25, at the Northwest Church of Christ in Durant.

Jerry Garland will officiate. Brown’s Funeral Service of Durant will conduct the services.

Houston passed away, Thursday, July 21, 2005.

Houston was born Jan. 31, 1928 in Kendrick to Joe Thomas and Lillian Jane (Carrithers) White.

Houston served in the Navy submarine service and was a retired engine operator for Phillips Petroleum.

He was a member of the Northwest Church of Christ.

Houston enjoyed going to the movies, and will be missed by all who knew him.

Houston was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Lillian White, and a daughter, Patricia Jo Johnson.

Survivors include wife, Sarah Nell White of the home; daughters, Lanita Jane Day and husband Vernon, Wellington, Texas, Sharon Sue Owens and husband Bill, Sapulpa, and Mona Imogene Ingram and husband Tom, Vancouver, Wash.; son Foy Thomas White of Durant; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, nine great-great grandchildren; siblings Wayne Lee, David Lee, G.W. Lee, Charlotte Thompson, Edna Grimm, and Juanita Heck; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Family hour will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Little Cemetery, Seminole, at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 26 with Dale Day, Tony Day, Tracy Day, Terry Day, Karl White, Christopher Day, Joey Day, and Jeff Day serving as pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent to the family at brownsfs@sbc-global.net. Please be sure to reference the name of the deceased in all correspondence.


 

Mark Alan Whitley

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Mark Alan Whitley are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cooper Funeral Chapel in Tecumseh.

Rev. Glen Peck, Rev. Darrell Witten and Rev. William Brown are to officiate the services.

Interment will follow at Romulus Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Whitley, 44, of St. Louis, Okla., passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005 in Oklahoma City. He was born July 5, 1961 in Shawnee to Robert Lee and Belva Jean (Brown) Whitley.

He was reared in Pearson and attended St, Louis Grade School.

Whitley attended high school at Asher and Maud and was a 1979 graduate of Maud High School. He then attended St. Gregory’s College, Seminole Junior College and East Central University.

In April 1988 he married Debra Hoover of Shawnee and he owned and operated One Stop Kountry Store at the Macomb "Y" for the past 18 years.

He enjoyed being a father to his daughter and was an avid coin collector.

Surviving is his wife, Debra Whitley of the home; daughter, Megan Whitley of the home; parents, Robert and Belva Whitley of Pearson; one sister and brother-in-law, Jana and Russ Skinner of Norman; one niece, Maris Skinner of Norman and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

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Chris Whitson

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Chris C. Whitson are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield to officiate.

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

Whitson, 88, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005 at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born Dec. 28, 1916 in Okemah to Chris Whitson Sr. and Kate (Rutland) Whitson Lewis.

He married Mary Nell Whitson on Aug. 15, 1953 in Durant. He worked in the oilfield in trucking with O.L. Harvey, and then he had his own trucking company in Leatha.

Whitson was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II, and had received a Bronze Star and the Purple Heart awards. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

His parents; wife, Mary Whitson (April 9, 2003); son Chuck Whitson and one sister, Edina Dutton preceded him in death.

Surviving him is his son Bob Whitson of Montgomery, Texas; stepson Phil Mizera of Claremore; daughter Vickey Russell of Green Valley, Ariz.; stepdaughter Brenda Payne of Seminole; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

Norman Hadley Wilburn

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Norman Hadley Wilburn are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole with interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Rev. Norman H. Wilburn was born Dec. 20, 1915 in Stratford to Harvey Nathaniel (Blackie) Wilburn and Leona Margaret (Neal) Wilburn and died on Wednesday July 27, 2005 at home in Shell Knob, Mo.

He graduated from Drumright High School in 1934 and was married to Florence B. (Adams) Wilburn on Sep 27, 1936 in Seminole. They were married 66 years before her death on Jan. 5, 2002. To this union were born five children; three daughters and two sons.

When he married, he worked for Epperley Grocery in Seminole. He then worked for the Hi-Lo Bakery before going to Sunshine Grocery in Seminole where he was the managing partner until 1951 when he left the grocery business to enter the ministry full time.

Licensed by the Oklahoma District Council of the Assemblies of God in 1951, he was ordained by the Arkansas District of the Assemblies of God in 1953.

He pastored eight Assemblies of God churches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. In November of 2001 he received his 50 year ministry pin at the Oklahoma District Council, and on Nov. 11, 2003 he received a Certificate of Recognition celebrating 50 years of his ordination.

When he retired in 1987, he lived on Table Rock Lake near Shell Knob, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and two sisters, Pauline Wilburn and Opal J. (Wilburn) Beauford.

Norman is survived by his children: Norma Dutton of Shell Knob, Mo; Bill Wilburn of Beggs; Don Wilburn of Stroud; Linda Eshnaur of Bentonville, Ark.; Cynthia Ortega of Rocky Ford, Colo.; sixteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; two brothers Harold Wilburn of Broken Arrow and Lloyd Wilburn of Shawnee.

Earl J. ‘E.J.’ Wilkerson

Funeral service for longtime Maud resident Earl J. "E.J." Wilkerson is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud with Rev. Wayne Taylor officiating.

Interment is set to follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud.

E.J. died Thursday, March 31, 2005 in Granbury, Texas at the age of 72.

He was born April 29, 1932, in Calumet to Harry John Wilkerson and Margaret E. (Bayless) Wilkerson.

On Dec. 24, 1952, E.J. married Wilma M. (Rogers) Wilkerson in El Reno.

E.J. lived in Maud for 36 years moving there from Norman. Then, most recently he had moved to Granbury, Texas with his wife to be near their daughter.

He served in the Air Force from 1951-52 after graduating from Oakwood High School in 1950.

E.J. retired from Tinker Air Force Base in 1974. Following retirement, he worked for Bodkin Furniture, Maud Schools and Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech.

He was a charter member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Maud since 1967 and current member of the Southside Baptist Church in Granbury, Texas.

E.J. had served on the Maud Board of Education and on the Maud Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Donna Freeman who died Nov. 11, 1985; and three brothers, Harold Wilkerson in 1991, Glen Wilkerson in 1946 and Roland "Bub" Wilkerson in 1999.

E.J. is survived by his wife, Wilma Wilkerson of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Dee Acree of Granbury, Texas; son-in-law, Darrell Freeman of Shawnee; four grandchildren, Stephanie and Shannon Acree, David and Dana Freeman; one great-grandchild, Xavier J. Freeman; and one sister, Betty Snodgrass of El Reno; and one sister, Estel Stout, Anderson, Mo.

Condolences can be sent online at www.swearingen-funeralhome.com.

Earl J. ‘E.J.’ Wilkerson

Funeral service for longtime Maud resident Earl J. "E.J." Wilkerson is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud with Rev. Wayne Taylor officiating.

Interment is set to follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud.

E.J. died Thursday, March 31, 2005 in Granbury, Texas at the age of 72.

He was born April 29, 1932, in Calumet to Harry John Wilkerson and Margaret E. (Bayless) Wilkerson.

On Dec. 24, 1952, E.J. married Wilma M. (Rogers) Wilkerson in El Reno.

E.J. lived in Maud for 36 years moving there from Norman. Then, most recently he had moved to Granbury, Texas with his wife to be near their daughter.

He served in the Air Force from 1951-52 after graduating from Oakwood High School in 1950.

E.J. retired from Tinker Air Force Base in 1974. Following retirement, he worked for Bodkin Furniture, Maud Schools and Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech.

He was a charter member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Maud since 1967 and current member of the Southside Baptist Church in Granbury, Texas.

E.J. had served on the Maud Board of Education and on the Maud Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Donna Freeman who died Nov. 11, 1985; a granddaughter, Shaila Acree, who died in 1984; and three brothers, Harold Wilkerson in 1991, Glen Wilkerson in 1946 and Roland "Bub" Wilkerson in 1999;

E.J. is survived by his wife, Wilma Wilkerson of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Dee Acree of Granbury, Texas; son-in-law, Darrell Freeman of Shawnee; four grandchildren, Stephanie and Shannon Acree, David and Dana Freeman; one great-grandchild, Xavier J. Freeman; and one sister, Betty Snodgrass of El Reno; and one sister, Estel Stout.

Condolences can be sent online at www.swearingen-funeralhome.com.

Laura Alleyne Williams

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident Laura Alleyne Williams were scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Tate Mountain Cemetery, under the directions of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

Williams died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005. She was 90.

Williams and her family moved from Wewoka in 1928 to Shawnee where she graduated in 1931 at the age of 15. She graduated from Oklahoma Baptist university in 1938, where she was on the swimming and tennis teams and held class offices. After graduating Williams worked as a schoolteacher in Jet, Nash, and Berlin Schools in Oklahoma.

She married Lloyd G. Williams in Yuma, Ariz., on Aug. 9, 1942, where he was in the U.S. Army Air Corp. In 1969 they moved back to Wewoka and owned the Sears Store Franchise for seven years. They sold the store to Tommy and Gale Kiker and moved back to California to retire.

Laura enjoyed time on the computer and playing with her two dogs.

Her husband, Lloyd, preceded her in death in February 1994. They were married for fifty-one years.

Lela Williams

Funeral services for lifelong Maud resident Lela Williams are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Herschel Davis to officiate.

Interment is to follow services at the Williams Family Cemetery near Maud under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Williams, 78, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005 at Unity North in Shawnee. She was born June 15, 1927 in Maud to Joney and Ellen (Chupeogee) Williams.

She was a homemaker and a member of Achena Presbyterian Church in Maud.

Her parents, sister Rose Simmer in 2003 and several other brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

Surviving is her son Frank Williams of Maud; five daughters, Velma Welch of Diamond Bar, Calif., Linda Davis of Maud, Judy Shaw of Tecumseh, Marcella Williams of Shawnee and Mary Williams of Maud; one brother, Charlie Williams of Maud; one sister, Henryetta Dick of Maud; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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Lester Williams Jr.

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Lester Williams Jr. are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Interment is to follow services at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Williams, 61, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004 in Whitney, Texas, his place of residence. He was born Dec. 7, 1943 in Whitney, Texas to Lester Lee and Mamie (Blanton) Williams.

The family moved to Oklahoma and he attended Douglass Grade School. He joined the National Guard in Wewoka and from there he joined the United States Army at Ft. Hood, Texas.

While in the Army he attained his GED before being honorably discharged from service in 1966. He was a cross-country truck driver for 20 years.

Williams joined St. Joseph Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Dangerfield, while in Wewoka.

His parents and three brothers: Andral, Daniel and Ronald preceded him in death.

Surviving him is his wife, Paulette Williams of Wewoka; sons, Larry Dee Edwards, Bryan Williams and Erik Williams, all of Wewoka, and Marvin Nichols of Oklahoma City; three daughters, Paula Edwards and Leslie Williams of Wewoka and Latrisha Williams of Oklahoma City; 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

In addition are two brothers, Donald Williams and Charles Southern of Oklahoma City; and four sisters, Shirley Manuel, Janetta Williams, Mildred Heatrice and Denise Merritt of Oklahoma City.

 

Lilac C. Williams

Graveside services will be held for longtime Seminole resident Lilac C. Williams at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Mrs. Williams died Sunday, May 29, 2005 at the age of 99. She was born July 26, 1905 in Oklahoma Territory.

She was preceded in death by her husband Daniel V. Williams and her son, Bob Harrell.

For 30 years, Lilac was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Seminole where she served in several capacities through the years.

In addition to her church activities she was an active member of the local Flower Club and served as election supervisor during local and national elections. She also served as PTA president in the Bowlegs School district.

Her life exemplified loving and serving the Lord and being a true servant in ministering to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed; however, we are rest assured that she is in the presence of her Lord and Savior today.

Mrs. Williams is survived by one son, Virgil Williams of Plainwell, Mich.; six daughters, Eva Erdman of Fort Collins, Colo., Wanda Walker of Burleson, Texas, Shamarose Kelsey of Irving, Texas, Violet McCaslin of Allen, Texas, Margaret Heflin of Grand Prairie, Texas and Brenda McCaslin of Grand Prairie, Texas.

In addition, she is survived by grandchildren, Sharon and Mike Harrell; Mike, Paula and Bill Foster; Mark Williams, Kim Williams Avery, Scott Williams; Marcia Kelsey Shivers; Tamra McCaslin Bryan, Amy McCaslin Cooper; Michele Heflin Grella, Melissa Heflin Hilton; Leah McCaslin McFarlin, Lisa McCaslin Drew, Lana McCaslin Sellers; and 21 great-grandchildren.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the First United Methodist Church of Seminole, 901 Wrangler Blvd., Seminole, OK 74868. The church telephone number for more information is (405) 382-2016.

Lloyd Williams

A memorial service is scheduled for former Seminole resident Lloyd E. Williams at 2 p.m. on Feb. 18 in the Fayetteville, Ark. National Cemetery.

Williams, 83, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005 in Bella Vista, Ark. He was born near Healton on June 15, 1921 to Newt and Babe Williams.

He graduated from Carr City High School in 1939 and enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1940.

In 1943 he graduated with a commission as a flight officer and he served in World War II and the Korean War as a troop carrier pilot.

His military accomplishments include flying 60 missions during the Berlin Airlift and performing the quickest rescue during the Korea War.

The final military assignment for Williams was as an air squadron, as a pilot, before retiring from the Air Force with a rank of major, was in September 1960.

He married his wife Virginia in 1945 in California. His last reported retirement was while living in Tahlequah.

Williams has had many different interests besides his military endeavors. He has captained a shrimp boat, operated a Ham radio and mastered the computer.

His parents, brother Roy Williams and sister Patricia Landreth preceded him in death.

Surviving him is his wife Virginia of the Arkansas home; sons, Clifford of Houston, Texas, Steven of Colorado, Jeff of Arkansas and Roy of Tulsa; one daughter, Linda Green of Arkansas; sister Betty Posey of Seminole and one brother, Neal residing in Japan.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes that donations please be made in the memory of Major Williams to the Alzheimer Research Organization.

 

 

 

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Marc Anthony Williams

Funeral service for Seminole resident Marc Anthony Williams are set for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Bobby Curry officiating.

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

Williams died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at the age of 33, in Holdenville Hospital.

He was born to Claude Anthony Williams and Shirley Island Williams on Nov. 6, 1971, in Plattsburgh, N.Y.

A longtime Seminole County resident, Williams was a construction worker. He was also a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Williams was preceded in death by his grandfather, Woodrow Island.

He is survived by his mother, Shirley Williams of Seminole; father, Claude A. Williams of Los Angeles, Calif.; brothers, Kendarver Patillo of Seminole, and Richard Patillo of Arizona; sister, Michelle Island of Seminole; and his grandmother, Geraldine Island of Seminole.

Harlan Hearn, Eldon Hearn, Robby Hearn, Wendell Hearn, Terry Simpson and Gilbert Reese are scheduled to serve as pallbearers.

Myrtle Moser Williams

Funeral services for the mother of Seminole resident LaVere Bishop are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Hill Abbey Mausoleum with Rev. Al Potts officiating.

Myrtle Moser Williams passed away in her sleep March 7, 2005 in Seminole. She was born in St. Louis, Mo on Sept. 26, 1902 and lived in Oklahoma City since 1908.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Clare Williams.

Myrtle was a beloved member of Mary Avenue United Methodist Church UMW and Chapter BF of P.E.O.

Surviving is her daughter, Mrs. William E. (LaVere) Bishop of Seminole; her son Arthur B. Williams and his wife Betty of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter and nieces and nephews.

The family suggests that memorials may be sent to May Avenue United Methodist Church, 2604 N. May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73107 or to the charity of the giver’s choice.

 

Rita Williams

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Rita Nadine "Mac" McDonald Williams, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Bill Eisenhour Northeast Chapel in Oklahoma City.

Interment is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Little Cemetery under the direction of Bill Eisenhour Southeast Funeral Home, 5005 S.E., Del City.

Williams, 91, died Monday, July 4, 2005 in Del City. She was born in Seminole County Jan. 2, 1914 to Joel and Vera (Staggs) McDonald.

She began her teaching career in the Seminole County schools.

Surviving are daughters Joy Malloy, Rosemary Morgan and five grandchildren.

Wilma Williamson

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday for Seminole resident Wilma Loyce (Bray) Williamson at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Cal Hunter officiating. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Mrs. Williamson, age 72, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005, at home.  She was born April 25, 1933 in Gailey, Okla. to O.J. and Lois Anglin Bray. 

She married R.J. Williamson Sr. on July 16, 1954 in Pauls Valley and was a retired registered nurse and a member of the Highway Baptist Church. 

Wilma was a member of the very first Women’s AAU basketball team, who travel nationally and internationally.

Following graduation from Asher High School she continued her education with nursing training at St. Anthony’s, graduating in 1955.

She was a devote wife and loving mother and grandmother. Wilma was an accomplished writer and has had a number of poems published.

Her parents and one brother Don Bray preceded her in death. 

Surviving is her husband of the home, two sons; R.J. Williamson II, of Eufaula, John J. Williamson III, of Oklahoma City; three daughters; Linda J. Hall of Tecumseh, Betty Williamson of Oklahoma City and ValJean Primeaux of Seminole; two sisters; Wanda Humphreys and Kathryn Humphreys, both of Oklahoma City. 

Eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive her.

Rejoice! Our mother, grandmother, friend and sister LIVES with her personal Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.

 

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Alphonso Willis

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Alphonso "Al" Willis are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Fair View Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Temple and Sons Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Willis grew up in Wewoka and graduated from Wewoka High School.

He then joined the Army and served for many years. Willis worked for the Post Office in El Paso after leaving the Army and returned to Oklahoma City after he retired.

Willis is survived by his sister Paulette Willis Williams of Wewoka.

Lou Evelina Willis

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Lou Evelina Willis are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Rosedale Cemetery in Ada with Rev. Kenneth Elkins to officiate.

The service is under the direction of Smith-Phillips Funeral Home.

Willis died Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. She was born May 20, 1941 in Lane to W.B. Scott and Lorene Gaddis.

She married A.E. Willis in 1963 in Juarez, Mexico. He preceded her in death in 1999.

Willis enjoyed being a homemaker for her husband and children.

Her father; husband; one brother, Melvin Scott; two sisters, Louise and Linda Miller and two great-grandchildren, McKayla Nikole Tatum and Devin Albert Willis preceded her in death.

Surviving are nine sons, Ernest Willis of Bloomfield, N.M., William Willis of Siloam Springs, Ark., Audie Willis of Searcy, Ark., Kenneth Willis of Searcy, Ark., Steve Willis of Konawa, Michael Willis of Wewoka, Donnie Willis of Siloam Springs, Ark., Troy Willis of Ada and David Willis of Albuquerque, N.M. and seven daughters, Shelby Fowler of Ada, Barbara Willis and Dale Willis, both of Albuquerque, N.M., Bonnie Willis of Colcord, Shirley Henderson of Wewoka, Peggy Betancourt of Missouri and Sheila Kirby of Colcord.

In addition, her mother Lorene Miller of Sulphur; three brothers, Melvin Scott of Ada, Danny Miller and Junior Miller, both of Sulphur; four sisters, Louise Miller, Linda Miller, Norma Miller and Lynn Miller, all of Ada; 35 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Arville Lee Wilson

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Arville "Dutch" Lee Wilson are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home with Dwight Wise officiating.

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

Wilson, 69, died Monday, March 21, 2005 at home. He was born Aug. 17, 1935 in Harjo to Roy Wilson and Jewel Wise.

He was retired from Shawnee Milling Company after 30 plus years of service. Wilson was an avid sports fan, who was a big supporter of all Seminole sports teams, high school and college.

His parents, two brothers and one sister-in-law preceded him in death.

Surviving him is his daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Gerald Pickett of Seminole; brother, Roland Wilson of Shawnee; sister and brother-in-law, Dolores and Mike Bell of Bartesville; granddaughter and her husband, Taryn and Justin Harder of Edmond; former wife Nelda Lacquement of Midwest City; niece and nephew, Becky Tucker and Scott Bell of Bartesville and good friend Barbara Kuhn of Pinebluff, Ark.

Pallbearers for the services will be Kenneth Speer Jr., Kenny Speer III, Gerald Pickett and Justin Harder.

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

 

Hobert Wilson

Graveside services for Seminole resident Hobert Franklin "Son" Wilson are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

Wilson, 78, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005 in Oklahoma City. He was born March 3, 1926 in Graham to Samuel Hobert and Birtie Lorene Wilson.

He attended school and was raised in Sulphur. He married Margueriete White in Clovis, N.M.

Wilson served in the United States Navy during World War II and following his military service he lived in New Mexico before returning to Seminole for the last 15 years.

He was the owner and operator of Brown Refrigeration and he enjoyed gardening and handiwork.

His parents; two sisters, Sybil Keller and Mildred Owings; and a daughter, Madge Elaine Coblentz all preceded him in death.

Survivors include: his wife of the home; one son, Allen Dale Shelby; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Gladys Worthern, Wanda Kohr, Lois Kinsley and Suzie Woodruff; and four brothers, Travis Wilson, Glen Wilson, Jimmy Wilson and John Wilson.

Louella Wilson

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Louella Lucille "Peach" Smith Wilson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tommy Clark to officiate.

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

Wilson, 90, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at Seminole Medical Center. She was born Dec. 29, 1914 in Meeker to C. G. and Ella Gertrude (Patton) Smith.

She has been a Seminole resident for 75 years having moved here from Meeker. Peach married Ira A. Wilson in Seminole on Jan. 8, 1932. He preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1985.

They owned and operated a service station in Seminole until retirement to a ranch in 1968. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seminole.

She is preceded in death by husband, Ira Andrew Wilson, daughter Patricia Ann Hanlon, brother C.G. "Bud" Smith and sister Margurete Stearman.

Surviving her is one son and daughter-in-law Gerald "Butch" and Deborah Wilson of Seminole; six grandchildren, Linda McFall, Charles Robertson, Susan Cowns, Toby Wilson, Tina Joy and Sarah Wilson; 12 great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

Casket bearers for the service will be Tim McFall, "Chuck" Charles Robertson, Gabriel Robertson, Andrew Cowns, Joseph Cowns, Daniel Cowns and Steve Cowns.

Honorary bearers are listed as Toby Wilson, Terry McCracken and Lance Joy.

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

 

H. L. Wineland

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Dr. H. L. "Hody" Wineland were held at 10:30 a.m. today at Christ the King Catholic Church in Little Rock, Ark. under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey and Roth of Little Rock, Ark.

Interment is scheduled to take place at a later time in Seminole.

Wineland, 85, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005 at Parkway Health center in Little Rock, Ark. He was born on Nov. 11, 1919 in Boynton to Herbert Lee and Elsie Allred Wineland.

He graduated from Seminole High School and attended the United States Naval Academy and the University of Oklahoma.

Wineland graduated from Colorado College and Vanderbilt University Medical school, where he was the president of AOA, the honorary medical society.

His internship was at Vanderbilt, followed by a residency in internal medicine at UAMS where he was chief resident. He practiced internal medicine in Pine Bluff, Ark. from 1956 until his retirement in 1987.

Wineland was a member of the American Medical Association, the Southern Medical Association and the Arkansas Society of Internal Medicine.

He was a captain in the United States Army Air Corps and a veteran of World War II. Wineland was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pine Bluff, Ark., where he served as Faithful Navigator of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus.

Wineland loved golf, Razorback sports, bridge, dancing and travel.

His parents, brother Ollin Wineland and sister Nampalee Fowler preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Selma Lee Hull Wineland of Little Rock, Ark; seven children, Hugh F. Burnett, M.D., and his wife, Sally of Little Rock, Ark., H. Lee Wineland, M.D., and his wife, Pam of Maumelle, Ark., Pam Willis and her husband, Maurice, of Bentonville, Ark., Daria Wineland and her husband John Porton of Jensen Beach, Fla., Teresa Wineland and her husband, Keith Cooper, of El Dorado, Ark., Vickie Randal of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Greg Wineland and his wife, Angela of Brandon, Mo.

In addition are his grandchildren, Lin and Suzanne Burnett, Tom and Jennifer Burnett, Lee Wineland, Andre Wineland, Trey Willis, Nathan Willis, Chris and Amber Willis, Tricia and Tyler Steele, Paul Brown, Nicholas Brown, Jason Cooper, Monica Cooper, Adrienne Randel, Layne Wineland and Gregory Wineland; and great-grandchildren, Haley Burnett and Hope Burnett, and Steele who is due in April.

Memorials will be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue, bob Hope Road, Miami, Fla. 33136-1494; to St. Joseph School in Pine Bluff, Ark.; or to the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock, Ark.

The family wishes to thank Susan Barnes, Janet Hubbard, Chanetta Johnson, Baptist Hospice and the staff of Parkway Health Center for the care that they provided to Dr. Wineland.

To sign the online guest book please visit www.griffinleggett.com.

Steven Winlock

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Steven Winlock are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Fellowship with Rev. Danny Fisher officiating.

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

Winlock, 53, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005 at Seminole Medical Center. He was born June 14, 1952 in Talihina to Simon Winlock Sr. and Shirley J. (Westund) Lee.

He lived in Seminole since 1956 and was a diesel mechanic who was disabled at the time of his death.

His last place of employment was Tiger Trucks in Seminole and he was a member of the Choctaw Veterans and Immanuel Fellowship Church.

Winlock served in the United States Army as an Sp.5 during the Vietnam War.

Surviving is his mother, Shirley J. Lee of Pierre, S.D.; two sons, Steven Winlock of Shawnee and Christopher H. Winlock of Seminole; one daughter, Penny Potter of Shawnee and three grandchildren.

In addition, three brothers, Simon Winlock and Richard Winlock, both of Shawnee and Scott Winlock of Tulsa and three sisters, Ruth Ann Baugus of Seminole and Linda Hackett of Pierre, S.D., survive him.

Pallbearers will be Mickey Shaw, Mike Scheller, Glen Azlin, Bill Potter, Jessie Dinwiddie and Josh Dunagan.

Messages of condolence for the family may be sent at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

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Ruby Winn

Services for longtime Seminole resident Ruby Winn are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be at Rest Haven memorial Gardens in Seminole under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Winn was born in Antlers, Okla. to Samuel Jackson and Mary (Nabors) Gentry on May 18, 1916. She died on Saturday, June 11, 2005.

In 1926 the family moved to Seminole settling in the Carr City area where she attended school.

She is survived by her devoted family, husband Ben Winn; daughters Nadine Sneed of Seminole and Betty Osbin of Kenton; sons Bill Winn of Mineola, Texas and Clarence Winn and wife Alta of Paden; two sisters, Velma Crews of Glenpool and Bessie Kidwell of Napa, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her first husband, Carl Riddle; infant grandchild; two sons-in-law, Fred Osbin and Tommy Sneed; seven brothers and two sisters.

She was a member of Ideal Street Baptist Church. She loved her church and family. She loved Ben’s family also.

Ben and Ruby purchased a camper trailer near time before retirement. They enjoyed traveling to and camping at many Blue Grass festivals.

They even took their little buddy, Angela, with them some of the time. They also spent most summers at Number Nine Landing at Eufaula Lake fishing.

While Ben fished, Ruby cleaned the fish. She was very afraid of the water after nearly drowning as a young girl.

She will be greatly missed by her family who loved her very much.

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

 

 

 

 

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Harriet Lee Wisdom

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Harriet Lee Wisdom have been set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka.

Burial will follow at Johnson Cemetery.

Rev. Robert Kernal and Rev. Larry Harrison will officiate the services, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

A wake service will be held at the family’s home at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The home is a half-mile north of SH 59 on NS 360 (west of Wewoka).

Wisdom died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, in a local nursing home, at the age of 65.

She was born May 31, 1940, in Wewoka, to Edward and Mabel (Wolf) Johnson.

Wisdom attended schools in Ong and New Lima, and worked for Big Yank Corporation as a machine operator and in System Engineering and Electrics.

She was a member of Hilltop Presbyterian Church on the Ocese Band of the Seminole Nation.

Wisdom was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James Wisdom, sister Ruth Marshall, son Don Coker, and grandson Aaron Coker.

She is survived by two sons, Lucas Coker of Wewoka, and Chris Harjo of Kilgore, Texas; four daughters, Rachel Farani of Wewoka, Alvina Coker of Atwood, Madonna Williams of Seminole, and Samantha Scott of Wewoka; three step-daughters, Andrea Larney of Seminole, Deliah Pacheco of Tahlequah, and Natalie Wisdom of Tahlequah; one sister, Fannie King of Wewoka; one brother, Don Johnson of Albuquerque, N.M.; as well as 29 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, with another grandchild expected soon.

Leta (Carroll) Withrow

Leta (Carroll) Withrow departed this life in Norman on Feb. 26, 2005, at the age of 95 years and 9 months.

She was born at Yeager in Hughes County on May 24, 1909, to William Edward and Adelaide (Burton) Carroll. She lived her first years at Yeager and Lamar.

In 1925 she moved with her family to the oilfield boomtown of Cromwell in Seminole County, where her father owned and operated a barbershop.

There was no local school in Cromwell, and she attended high school at Hartford, Arkansas in 1925-26. She was a member of the first student body at the new Cromwell High School in 1926-1927.

In 1927 her family moved to Seminole where she graduated from high school in 1928 and lived for the next seventy
years. While in high school at Seminole, Leta was student president of the "Rootin’ Rubes" Pep Club.

After graduation, she worked for two years as the
Society Editor of the Seminole Producer newspaper.

She married Richard D. "Dick" Withrow on Jan. 25, 1931. They had three sons and a daughter: John R.; Phillip C.; Gerry C.; and Jane Marie.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1948, and her son Gerry in 1959.

After learning bookkeeping, she worked for Dr. C. S. Chambers and Drs. Wood and Davis at their clinic in Seminole.

During that time, she was active in the Business and Professional Women's organization, including charter membership in the Seminole club, the Past President's Club and held several statewide offices.

She retired from work in 1991 at the age of 82 when the clinic closed.

She was a lifelong member
of the Church of Christ, and a member of the Amerada Oil Co. former employees club.

She was a resident of
the Brookhaven Nursing Center in Norman at the time of
her death.

Leta is survived by Jon R. and Catheryn of Norman; Phil C. and Patty Withrow of Oklahoma City; and Janie W. Davis of Norman; grandson Rick Withrow and wife Davonna of Seminole; six other grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at
2 p.m. at the Church of Christ with Mark Streetman and
Chris Stinnett officiating.

Interment to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chris Davis, James Withrow, Ricky Withrow, Phillip Montgomery, Jon Riley and Don Davis.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
Seminole Public Library. Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Joyce Muir Wolf

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Joyce Muir Wolf are pending with Forest Lawn Memorial Park of Hollywood Hills, Calif.

Wolf, 64, died in Californian Saturday, May 21, 2005. She was born March 17, 1941 to Orville and Grace Muir.

She graduated from Wewoka High School in 1959 and attended the University of Oklahoma before moving to California, where she continued to reside.

While in high school, she was a twirler in the Wewoka High School band and played the flute.

She was Worthy Advisor of the Rainbow Girls and was chosen as FHA Sweetheart. Her accomplishments continues with being the winner of many drama competitions and was 1959 Junior Miss Oklahoma.

After moving to California she became an interior designer and worked in property management.

Surviving are her parents, Orville and Grace Muir of Wewoka; daughter Elizabeth Wolf; son Jason Wolf; one grandson and two sisters, Gloria Mundell of Colorado and Linda Ferguson of California.

Jack A. Wood, M.D.

Jack Augustus Wood, M.D., 80, of Fayetteville, Ark., died Sunday, at his home in Fayetteville.

He was born in Fountain Hill, Ark., on Dec. 12, 1924, to Dr. Jesse Thomas Wood and Mittie Deal Wood.

A 1942 graduate of Crossett High School, he entered the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

He attended the University of Arkansas School of Medicine, graduating in 1947.

Dr. Wood interned at Hurley Hospital in Flint, Mich. There, he married Dorothy Jean Johnson in 1948.

He practiced family medicine with his brother Dr. Julian D. Wood in Seminole.

He served as a flight surgeon in the United States Navy from 1952 to 1955, stationed on Chi Chi Jima in the Pacific Bonin Islands and with the Second Marine Air Wing at Cherry Point, N.C.

In 1960, Dr. Wood left Seminole and received his general surgery training at The Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, La.

In 1964, former classmate Dr. Warren Murry invited Dr. Wood to join his surgical practice in Fayetteville, Ark. Their clinic is now known as Fayetteville Surgical Associates.

After 28 years of active surgical practice, Dr. Wood retired in 1992.

A member of the medical staff at Washington Regional Medical Center and Fayetteville City Hospital, he served appointments as Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery.

Dr. Wood cared for patients throughout northwest Arkansas as a consulting surgeon at hospitals in Siloam Springs, Springdale, and Bentonville, Ark.

Dr. Wood was a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Southwest Surgical Congress, and the Alton Ochsner Surgical Society.

Her served as president of the Washington County Medical Society and the Arkansas Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Dr. Wood, along with Dr. Murry, served as medical advisors and advocates of the inception of advanced pre-hospital emergency care, what is now known as Central Emergency Medical Services.

Dr. Wood was a devoted member of the Central United Methodist Church for over 40 years. During this time, he served on the Administrative Board and also enjoyed over 20 years of service as an usher.

His faith and family formed the foundation of his life’s fulfillment.

Love for his friends and 45 years of care for his patients were the cornerstones of his life’s meaning.

Dr. Wood was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Jesse T. Wood, and a sister, Mrs. Fannie Lou Tatum.

He is survived by his loving wife Dottie, of the home; his son, Dr. Stephen Wood and wife Donna of Fayetteville; three daughters, Amy Wood and Ann Wood, both of Fayetteville, Ark., and Nancy Bates and husband Ron of Springfield, Mo.; his brother, Dr. Julian D. Wood of Seminole; three grandchildren, Jennifer Morgan of Seattle, Wash., and Jesse and Holly Bates of Springfield, Mo.; two nieces and one nephew.

Following a private family burial, a memorial service will be held at Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at 10 a.m., with Rev. Tony Holifield officiating.

The family will receive friends after the service in Central’s Activity Center.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Moore’s Chapel in Fayetteville, Ark.

Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, PO Box 1106, Fayetteville, AR 72702, or to Washington Regional Medical Center Hospice Program, 34 Colt Square, Fayetteville, AR 72703.

Neva ‘Peggy’ Wood

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident Neva "Peggy" Irene Wood are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jim White officiating. Interment is to follow service at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Wood, 84, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005 in Park View Hospital in El Reno. She was born Dec. 31, 1920 in El Dorado, Kan. to Charles Franklin Dillon and Villa Marie (Bartholomew) Dillon.

She married Delmer Loyd Wood on Dec. 24, 1936 in Seminole. They were married 62 years and he preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 1999.

Wood was a homemaker and a member of the Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

Surviving her are four sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald Loyd and Linda Wood of Mena, Ark., Darrell Wayne and Priscilla Wood of Abilene, Texas, Charles Delmer and Judy Wood of Hinton and Donald Eugene Wood of Oklahoma City; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, all whom she loved very dearly.

Pallbearers for the service will be Chris Anderson, David Wood, Jon Wood, Brian wood, Jason wood, Christian Wood, Chad Williamson and Jay Gonzales.

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

 

 

Nancy Woodard

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Nancy Fay Woodard, lovingly known as "Granny Fay", are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Tom Harrison and David Harrison will be officiating at the services.

Interment is to follow services at New Salem Cemetery n Meeker under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Woodard, 79, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at Unity Health Center North in Shawnee. She was born in Agra on July 9, 1925 to Henry Alvin Britton and Beaulah Elizabeth (Deaton).

Granny Fay has been a Seminole resident for the past 13 years having moved here from Oklahoma City.

She was an office manager for Grider Discount Foods in Oklahoma City and retired in 1992 after 10 years of service. Granny Fay was of the Baptist faith and was a previous member of the Rebeckah Lodge.

Her parents; former husband, Henry Woodard; daughter Nancy Gallaway; granddaughter Amy Woodard; grandsons, Joseph and Phillip Woodard and one sister, Annabelle Bales all preceded her in death.

Surviving is her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Johnnie Roberts of Seminole; sons and daughters-in-law, Leonard and Louise Woodard of Choctaw, Glen and Falba Woodard of Norman; son-in-law Wesley Gallaway of Chandler; sisters and brothers-in-law, Leona and Woodrow Eikenbury of Colony, Elsie and Billy Norwood of Abilene, Texas, Jessie Mae and Marion Booth of El Reno, Bonnie and Billie Joe Cartwright of Abilene, Texas, Ruth and Junior Edwards of Shawnee and one brother Alvin and Gloria Britton of Oregon.

In addition, she has 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren also surviving.

Pallbearers for the service will be Robert Morphew, Curtis Roberts, Billy Joe Cordell, Terry Dickerson, Brad Cox and David Raper.

Acting as honorary bearers will be Craig Benham, Stacy Gingrich and Jason Westbrook.

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

 

Francis Woodfork

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Francis (Warrior) Woodfork are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Seminole with Bishop Bobby L. Williams officiating.

Interment is to follow services at the Warrior Cemetery in Checotah under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Woodfork, 85, died Saturday, April 9, 2005 at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City. She was born Nov. 11, 1919 in Sasakwa to Frank Factor Warrior and Sadie (Thomas) Warrior.

She married Jessie Woodfork in 1938 and he preceded her in death in 1984.

Woodfork was a homemaker and a member of the Galilee Temple of Praise and Deliverance in Seminole.

Her parents, husband, son Jesse Woodfork Jr. and three brothers all preceded her in death.

Surviving is her daughter C.M. Crawford of Oklahoma City; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.

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

Betty J. Woods

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Betty Jo (Stokes) Woods were scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at the Hayhurst Funeral Home Chapel in Broken Arrow, under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home of Broken Arrow.

Rev. Larry Varvel, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, will officiate.

Burial is set to follow at Park Grove Cemetery in Broken Arrow.

Woods died at St. Francis Hospital Sunday, March 6, 2005, at the age of 85.

She was born Jan. 12, 1920, in Allen, to Russell and Rose (Dyer) Stokes.

Woods was a 1937 graduate of Wewoka High School, and attended the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha.

She married J.L. Woods on Dec. 21, 1941 in Oklahoma City.

They moved to Broken Arrow this February from Ryan, where they had lived the last 33 years.

Woods was employed with the First State Bank of Ryan as Vice President.

Her hobbies included stamp collecting and painting China.

She was a member of the Eastern Star and the First United Methodist Church of Ryan.

Woods was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister Marry Alice Echard.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Jim Woods, of Broken Arrow, and Larry Woods, of East Lansing, Mich.; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Memorials may be sent to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.

Jackie Woody

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident Jackie Gale Woody are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Praise Assembly of God Church in Little.

Bro. Doyle Seeley is to officiate with interment to follow services at Little Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service of Prague.

Woody, 61, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005 in Oklahoma City. He was born Dec. 2, 1943 in Prague to Jessie Daniel and Mattie Lee (Ellis) Woody.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was an avid sports fan and loved his dogs.

His parents, one sister and one brother preceded him in death.

Surviving is son, Kelly Woody of Shawnee; daughters, Tammy Tate of Shawnee and Debi Miller of Edmond; brothers, Danny Woody of Prague and Billy Joe Woody of Beggs; sister, Pat Hall of Seminole; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A guest book is available for memories online at www.ParksBrothers.net.

 

Robert P. Wright

Funeral services for former Seminole coach Robert P. Wright are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Douglas Blvd. United Methodist Church of Midwest City.

Burial will follow at Fleetwood Cemetery at 3:30 in Sallisaw under the direction of Bill Eisenhour N.E. Funeral Home.

Wright, 90, of Midwest City, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2005. He was born on Oct. 25, 1914 in Hanson, Okla. to Jake and Lydia (Faulkner) Wright.

He served in the United States Air Force during WW II. Robert was a teacher and a coach for 20 years.

The love and enjoyment he got from coaching took the family to several schools throughout Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Robert is survived by his wife of 59 years, Virginia of Midwest City; daughters, Debbie and husband, Lonnie McGuire of Midwest City, Patty and her husband, Steve Barker of Midwest City; son Terry and wife, Janice of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren Todd McGuire and wife Lisa, Teri Carrier and husband Cam, Tanner McGuire, Shawna Walker and husband Neville; three great-grandchildren, Mason Carrier, Kendall Carrier and Jalen Walker.

He was preceded in death by his parents; twin sister, Roberta; brother, Frank and sister Vennie.

 

Willie Wright

Graveside services for Seminole resident Willie Wright are scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday at Maple Grove Cemetery with Noma Mansell officiating.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 100 W. Strothers, Seminole, OK 74868.

Willie Waldon Wright, longtime Seminole resident passed away, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 in Oklahoma City at the age of 82. He was born March 2, 1923 to Willie Brice and Doris Ruby (Braboy) Wright in Rexroat, Okla.

He was retired from the oilfield where he worked for Seminole Company for many years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 204 in Seminole.

Willie married Ruth (Lewis) Wright on Oct. 18, 1942 in St. Louis, Okla., she preceded him in death on Sept. 7, 1995.

He is survived by two sons, Richard Wright of Lexington, Okla. and Rod Wright of Elk City; one daughter, Lisa Moss of McLoud; two brothers, Herman David Wright of Midland, Texas and Leniol Keith Wright of Seminole; two sisters, Lois Everhart of Henryetta, Texas, Dorothy Faye Seibel of Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Five grandchildren, Amber Lee, Brandon Jenkins, Shelly Bell, Jennifer Wright, and Crystal Wright, one great-grandchild, Brady Bell and one great-great grandchild, Kiley Phillips, also survive him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son, Mickey Randall Wright and brother, Edwin Brice Wright.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.sswearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

Wright

Raymond Yahola

Funeral services for Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church member Raymond Yahola are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at his church.

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

He will be taken to the church on Sunday at 4 p.m. for a wake service at 7 p.m.

Yahola died Tuesday, March 30, 2005, at the age of 50.

He was born March 24, 1955, in Claremore, to Harry and Pearline (Harjo) Yahola.

He graduated from Classen High School and attended Pioneer Vo-Tech in Ponca City.

After high school, he worked as a self-employed auto mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his children, Rodney Yahola, Sparks, Nev., and Rhonda Yahola, Oklahoma City; one brother, Michael Yahola, Oklahoma City; and three sisters, Erma Yahola and Debra Cardenaz, both of Oklahoma City, and Betty Yahola, Elkhart, Ind.; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Kevin, Marvin, Jason and Scott Yahola, Esequiel Cardenas and Tim Wood.

Beverley Yonnes

Funeral services have not been scheduled at this time for Maud resident Beverley Ann Yonnes.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Yonnes, 55, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005 at her home. She was born Dec. 11, 1949 in Shawnee to Glenn L. Powers and Mary E. (Buckmaster) Powers.

On May 16, 1996 she married Terry L. Yonnes in Oklahoma City and was a homemaker.

She has been a Maud resident for three years having moved from Midwest City.

Surviving is her husband of the home; one daughter, Dianna Thompson of Oklahoma City; one son, Patrick Shawn Brown of Shawnee; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild and one great-great grandchild.

Messages of condolences can be sent to the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Isabel Jane ‘Liz’ Zbavitel (Bicek)

Isabel Jane "Liz" Zbavitel (Bicek), age 69, Seminole resident, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, in Shawnee.

She was born Dec. 22, 1935, in Oklahoma City to John and Kate Bicek.

She married Tom Zbavitel on April 14, 1956, in Oklahoma City. Immediately after their marriage they moved to California and lived there for 21 years.

Tom and Liz moved to Bowlegs in 1977 and continued to raise their family. Liz moved to Seminole in 2003 as a widow.

She attended high school at Mount Saint Mary High School in Oklahoma City.

She was a member of Saint Edward Catholic Church in Newark, Calif. and was an active member of Saint Edward School PTA.

She was also a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Seminole.

She taught lower grade CCD classes after her retirement at the church. Mrs. Zbavitel worked for Sears from 1978 to1998 until her retirement.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, a brother, and then her parents. Isabel was also preceded in death by her husband Tom on Sept. 27, 1998.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Mike Magruder of Seminole, one son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Jessica Zbavitel of Muskogee, and a daughter and son-in-law, Pam and James Weger of Shawnee; six granddaughters, Katelyn and Mallory Magruder, Vanessa and Rachel Weger, Emily and Julie Zbavitel. Isabel is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A rosary is set to be held Friday at 7 p.m., at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Funeral Mass is scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Seminole with Father Basil Keenan, O.S.B. presiding.

The burial will follow at the Czech National Cemetery in Prague at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Viewing will be held at the funeral home until 10 a.m., Saturday.

Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole is in charge of the arrangements. Messages of condolences may be sent to www.swearingenfuneralhome.com. online.

Tollie Zitterkopf

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Tollie Zitterkopf are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday in Strothers Chapel at Maple Grove. Dwayne Dennis is set to officiate.

Interment is set to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole. Swearingen Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Zitterkopf died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole. She was 85.

She was born Dec. 13, 1919, in Centrahoma to Cleney Griffin Barnett and Daisy May (Herrin) Barnett.

Zitterkopf moved from California to Seminole in 1985 and to Shawnee in 1993.

At one time she owned Al’s TV in Seminole.

Zitterkopf attended the Church of Christ in Shawnee.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Christine Wheat; two brothers, Paul and Dick Barnett.

Zitterkopf is survived by one brother, Bill Pete Barnett of Seminole and one sister, Kathryn Collings of Seminole.

Pallbearers are scheduled to be Jeremy Dennis, Zach Dennis, Dillon Smith, Scott Cormack, Bobby Boyer and Larry Pulliam.