Johnson Alexander

Graveside services for lifelong Seminole resident Johnson Alexander are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the family cemetery with Paul Donnie Wolf officiating.

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

Alexander, 91, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006 at Unity North Health Center in Shawnee. He was a member of the Seminole Nation and was born Dec. 25, 1915 in Seminole County to Rosie Alexander and was given the native name of "Cumseh."

He was a member of the Gar Creek Tribal Ground and belonged to the Mekusukey Band and the Bear Clan of the Seminole Nation.

His mother and two brothers, Tony Alexander and Thomas Jones, preceded him in death.

Surviving is one son Frank Alexander of Seminole; two daughters, Penny Murray and Bessie Alexander, both of Shawnee; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

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

 

 

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Danny Allison

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Danny Gene Allison are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole.

Interment is to follow services at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Shawnee under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Danny Gene Allison, 66, departed this world on Sunday, July 23, 2006 at around 7 p.m., while in Midwest Regional Hospital in Midwest City, Oklahoma (following a valiant fight with respiratory difficulties). He was born Oct. 11, 1939 in Seminole to J.C. Allison and Ernestine Flora May (Martin) Allison.

Dan served in the United States Army for total active service time of near 13 years.
He served two terms in Vietnam earning three Bronze Service Stars to Vietnam Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal Clasp, Bronze three Loops; Sharpshooter (rifle and pistol).

Allison owned and operated Dan Allison Trucks Inc. in Seminole and was of the Baptist faith. He married Else Schieler on Sept. 5, 1961 in Karlsrhue, Germany.

His parents preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife Else Allison of the home; four sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Tanna Allison of Seminole, James and Glenna Allison of Seminole, William and Cindy Allison of Seminole and Danny and Linda Allison of Victoria, Miss; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronnie and Doris Allison of Seminole, Logan and Debbie Allison of Seminole, Johnny and Cherry Allison of Seminole and Bobby and Diane Allison of Ronen, Mont. and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Sharon and Gene Asbury of Taylor Lake Village, Texas and Pam North of Elk City.

In addition, surviving he has nine grandchildren, Pamela, Joseph Allison, Carl Allison, Felicia Corbett, Jody, Candy, Ashley Allison, Stacy Allison, Danny Gene Allison, III and one great-grandchild, Taylor Michelle Allison.

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

 

 

 

 







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Allan Anderson

There will be no services held for Wewoka resident Allan L. Anderson, in light of his request to be a tissue donor.

OK Cremation and Mortuary Service, Oklahoma City are handling cremation arrangements.

Anderson, 68, died suddenly in his home Thursday, May 25, 2006. He was born Feb. 15, 1938 in Minneapolis, Minn. To Alfred and Ellen Anderson.

He served in the United States Navy for four and one-half years. For the past six and one-half years he lived in Wewoka and owned rental properties.

Surviving is his wife of 18 years, Mary; one granddaughter and one sister, Sharon Lytle of Bakersfield, Calif.

 

 

 

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Mary Sylvia Andrews

Funeral services for Seminole resident Mary Sylvia Andrews are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, March 4 at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud.

Robbie Whitefield will officiate with interment to follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

Viewing has been scheduled for Friday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Family will greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m. at Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Mary Sylvia Andrews passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006 in Seminole, at the age of 92. She was born Sept. 1, 1913 in Nesmit, Ala. to Mahlon David and Sallie Mae (Jones) Judd.

She married William Spencer Andrews in June of 1931 in South Dakota.

She is survived by five sons, Glenn W. Andrew of Maud, Stanley Andrews of Seminole, Edwin and wife Lori of Laverne, Tenn., Lonnie Andrews of Bellflower, Calif., and Danny Andrews of Perris, Calif.; five daughters and sons-in-law, Rosemary and Terry Bryan of Milton, Fla., Edith and Paul Grant of Wardville, Okla., Lydia and Basilio Leal of Shasta Lake, Calif., Georgenia Westfall of Seminole and Sheryl and Larry Cannon of Franklin, Tenn.; one brother and sister-in-law, Emmett and Helen Judd of Oregon, and two sisters; Sarah Jazek of Rapid City, S. D. and Thresia Guy of Tupelo, Miss.

Forty-six grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren also survive her.

Her parents; husband; one son, William Sydney Andrews and nine siblings preceded her in death.

Mary Judd Andrews lived a long life and was loved by all with whom she had contact. She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered.

Casket bearers for the services will be Farron Whitefield, Charles Whitefield, John Whitefield, Edwin Whitefield, Scott Whitefield and Conan Whitefield.

The family will gather at The Golden Corral in Shawnee following the graveside services for anyone who wishes to come and greet them.




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Estella Anson

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Estella M. (Nix) Anson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Osage Hills Church of God of Prophecy in Mannford.

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

Anson died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, at Cimarron Point Nursing Home in Mannford at the age of 80.

She was born Sept. 23, 1926 in Shidler to Thomas and Blanch Nix.

She lived in Seminole for many years and in Stroud and Drumright before moving to Mannford four years ago.

She married John Anson on Nov. 1, 1962; they were married 58 years before he died four years ago.

She worked as a nurse’s aid in Stroud.

In later life, she enjoyed listening to country music played by bands at senior citizen centers in Mannford, Terlton and Cushing.

In addition to her parents and husband, Anson was preceded in death by one daughter, Judy; one granddaughter; three grandsons; two sisters; and three brothers.

Survivors include seven daughters, Elaine (Anson) Standridge and Sondra Lewis, both of Mannford, Cindy Willey of Claremore, Gail Boley of Cushing, Maria Metz of Salina, Deborah Abercrombie of Terlton, and Sherry Millarr of Locust Grove.

She was survived by five sons, Jack of Drumright, John of Mannford, Gary and Paul, both of Shamrock, and Ronnie of Locust Grove.

She is also survived by 28 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

 

Jackie Lou Argo

Graveside services for Jackie Lou Argo are scheduled 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Michael Vallandingham and Gerald Hill officiating.

Arrangements under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Jackie Lou (Brown) Argo, lifelong resident of Wewoka passed away Friday, April 28, 2006 at the Wewoka Nursing Center. She was born Oct. 25, 1928 in Wewoka to John Brown and Bonnie Mae (Coley) Brown.

She married Dallas Owen Argo on June 14, 1949 in Arkansas. Her husband preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 1955.

Argo graduated from Wewoka Schools and was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone, retiring after 30 years of service.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wewoka, the Dahlia Garden Club and the Bell Pioneers. She did volunteer work at the Seminole Nation Museum and the Blood Mobile.

Her husband; parents; infant sister, Joyce Ann; brother, Keith Brown; aunts, Gertrude Cannon, Cecile Vasbinder, Lucy McKellop; uncle, Bert Coley, and daughter-in-law Sharon Argo preceded her in death.

She loved her family most of all. After retiring, she enjoyed caring for her grandchildren and visiting her sister Malinda and husband Joe Cossey of Tennessee.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Johnita and Dr. Steve Walker; grandson Christopher Owen and wife Kathryn; son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Wendy Argo; granddaughter, Katherine and husband James Keesee; great-grandson, Jackson Paul; grandson, Aaron Dallas Argo; step grandchildren, Tyler and Brandon Benton, wife April and children.

She was anticipating the birth of another great-grandchild in June. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Glen Crowson, Wewoka Nursing Center, and Preferred Hospice for their love and care during mother’s long illness.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Seminole Nation Museum.

 

 

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Darcy Leigh Arnhart

Funeral services for Seminole native, Darcy Leigh Arnhart were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2006 at Canadian Full Gospel Church in Canadian with Rev. G. C. Gray officiating.

Interment followed at Bower Cemetery in Eufaula under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Darcy Leigh Arnhart, of Moore, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 at Moore Medical Center at the age of 44. She was born Sept. 19, 1961 in Seminole to Jerry Ronald and Linda Kay (Collins) Arnhart.

She is survived by her husband, Michael Lockhart of the home; son, Jeran Lewis Graham of Asher; daughter, Mandi Starr Arnhart of Chickasha; mother, Linda Arnhart of Canadian; father, Jerry Arnhart of Oklahoma City; grandfather, Harry Arnhart of Seminole; brother and sister-in-law, Randall and Dawn Arnhart and niece Chelsea Arnhart of Moore; aunt, Paula Geuin, who was like a second mother, of Canadian; Darcy’s special friend, Pam Langston of Moore; aunt, Carolyn Sue Collins of Del City; uncle, David Collins of Canadian and a host of other family and friends including special cousins.

Her paternal grandmother, Martha Arnhart; maternal grandparents, LeRoy and Pauline Collins and two uncles, Terry Arnhart and Kenneth Geuin, precede her in death.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Lonnie Arthur

Funeral services for Holdenville resident Lonnie Lee Arthur were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Russell Payne officiating.

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

Arthur, 90, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006 at Holdenville General Hospital. He was born Oct. 20, 1916 in Lamar, Okla. to Wesley and Mamie Camp Arthur.

He worked at Douglass in Oklahoma City before joining the United States Army in June of 1945 and was discharged Aug. 11, 1946.

In 1947, Arthur was employed at the Navy Ammunition Depot in McAlester until 1957 and from there he went to the Federal Aviation Agent in Oklahoma City until he retired in 1972.

After retiring he moved back to Holdenville and was a past Master of the Holdenville Masonic Lodge 123 and a 32nd degree Mason.

In March of 2001 he married Oveleen Hulsey.

His parents; one son, Dewayne Arthur; three brothers, barney, Roy and George Arthur and three sisters, Elizabeth Goodson, Myrtle Guynes and Eva Bradley preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; one daughter, Docelia Shields of Holdenville; one stepson, Ray Hulsey of Missouri; one stepdaughter, Earlene Hulsey of Oklahoma City; one brother, Wayne Arthur of Abernathy, Texas; one sister, Irene Collier of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

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Elmer Austin

Graveside services for Konawa native, Elmer Austin, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday in Ada.

Elmer Austin was born June 22, 1919 in Konawa to Sadie Maxwell Austin and Albert Austin, who preceded him in death.

He accepted Jesus as his personal savior many years ago and he has now been accepted into God’s glory. Elmer left us on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006 due to poor health.

Elmer had one sister, Bessie Austin Tate; one brother, who died as a teen, Leroy Austin; and two other brothers, Jay and Leroy, who preceded him in death. His brother, Jimmie Austin, lives in Seminole.

Elmer leaves a wife of 67 years, Trilla Mae Thompson Austin, and a son, Billy Bob Austin of Arlington, Texas.

Also surviving him are two grandsons, Steven Robert Austin and Mark Allan Austin of Arlington, Texas and three great-grandchildren, Christopher Robert Austin, Nathaniel Joe Austin, children of Steven, and Cade Allan Austin child of Mark.

Elmer lived his young life in Konawa, where he played baseball and basketball. He was an all-state basketball player in school and after graduation he played minor baseball for the Wilson Packing Company of Oklahoma City.

He was a very good pitcher and was offered a contract to play with the Red Sox, which he signed. However, it was not the life that professional ball provides today, and he and his wife, Trilla, decided it was not for them.

Elmer married Trilla Mae Thompson Austin on Dec. 24, 1939. They lived in Oklahoma City, where they had a son, Billy Bob.

During this time World War II was going strong and Elmer joined the United States Army and was sent to Germany where he fought with General Patton’s brigade.

He was awarded the Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct medal, EMAE Theater Ribbon and two Bronze Service Stars.

After returning from the war he worked at Tinker Air Force Base in civil service as a welder and a supervisor.

He was a member of the Masonic Order and had also coached Little League baseball when Bob was younger.

Elmer retired from Tinker in 1969 and he and Trilla moved to Lake Texoma where they lived for 17 years.

He loved the lake and spent most of his time gardening. He and Trilla provided most of the neighbors with vegetables all summer long. They spent many hours canning green beans and tomato juice for friends and relatives.

Elmer and Trilla were very active in their church at Lake Texoma and Elmer was a deacon. They both did a lot to help in their church to further the Lord’s work.

Among other things, Elmer would cook stew and cornbread for the gatherings of the congregation, here in Oklahoma and in Arkansas.

In 1986 the couple moved to Bella Vista, Ark. where they became very active in their church work.

They had more friends than most people have in their lifetime. They all treated the couple as though they were a brother or sister.

Elmer played golf until his health no longer allowed him to do so.

In October of 2004, the couple moved to Arlington, Texas to be closer to their son Bob and daughter-in-law, Shirley, and their children and great-grandchildren.

They lived at Town Village in Arlington, which is an independent living apartment complex.

Their new church is First Baptist Church of Arlington and although Elmer could not always get around well enough to attend church with his family, he made sure he traveled with them when they first moved to Arlington.

They were very happy there until Elmer’s health became so poor that he left us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Troy Mike Azlin

Funeral services for Seminole native Troy Mike Azlin are set for Dec. 4, 2006, at 10 a.m., at the Hillcrest Mortuary in Bakersfield, Calif.

Azlin died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, in Bakersfield, at the age of 65.

He was born in Seminole on May 4, 1941, to Luther and Lana Azlin.

Troy Azlin moved to California in 1959, got married, and began work for Ed Green at Gary Drilling in 1960.

He worked for the drilling company for 40 years, moving up to Senior Drilling and Bidding Superintendent in 1987.

Gary Drilling sold in 2000 to Ensign USA Drilling, and Azlin was employed there at the time of his death, for a total of 47 years of employment.

Azlin was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Bonnie Jane.

He is survived by his wife of the home, Donna Kaye; his son Mike Azlin; his daughter Janice Howard; and stepson Corey Bowen of Bakersfield, Calif. He is also survived by his brothers Jimmy Azlin, Kenny Azlin, and a sister, Shirley Bennett of Oklahoma; along with 11 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Jerry Babb

A memorial service for former Seminole County resident Jerry Don Babb was held today at 11:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church with Lanny Jobe officiating.

Interment of the cremains followed at Hennessey Cemetery under the direction of Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home in Hennessey.

Babb, 62, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2006 at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born May 9, 1944 in Phoenix, Ariz. to W.A. and Frances Jones Babb.

On Aug. 2, 1965 he married Dee Dimple in Seminole and the couple moved to Hennessey in 1969.

He worked for Continental-Emsco and Guiberson before starting his own business, Triple B Pump and Supply, in 1981.

His father and older brother preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; three sons, David Babb of Phoenix, Ariz., Bryce Babb of Crescent and Brad Babb of Guthrie; one daughter, Bridgette Morris of Hennessey; mother, Frances Babb of Davis; four sisters, Carolyn Williams and Virginia Weaver, both of Davis, Pat White of McLoud and Gayla Palmer of Seminole and five brothers, Dale Babb, Gary Babb and Marty Babb, all of Ada, James Babb of Seminole and Keith Babb of Springer.

The family suggests that memorial donations in his name may be made to the Hennessey Booster Club for underprivileged children in sports through the funeral home.

 

Lynn Babb

Funeral services for former Wewoka hairdresser Lennie Lee "Lynn" Babb, 89, were planned for this morning at First Baptist Church in Clinton.

Rev. Shane Hall officiated and burial was in Clinton Cemetery under the direction of Stanley-Lee Funeral Home.

Babb died early Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, in the Methodist Health Care Center.

She was born Sept. 17, 1916, in Holdenville to Steve and Amensia (Fisher) Cariker.

She was raised in Holdenville and married Otho Babb in 1930 in Holdenville.

The couple moved to Tulsa during the Depression and later returned to Holdenville, where Babb attended beauty college.

She then moved to Wewoka, where she owned and operated Lynn’s Beauty Salon for over 50 years.

She married Cecil Argo in 1952. He preceded her in death and she moved to Clinton in 1987 to be near her family.

She moved her beauty shop and worked until the mid 1990s when failing health forced her to retire.

Babb had been a resident of the Methodist Health Care Center for the past three months.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Wewoka for many years and transferred her membership to Clinton when she moved.

She was a member of the Oklahoma Cosmetology Association and served on the Thunderbird Hair Fashion Committee of Oklahoma for several years.

She was also a member of the National Hairdressers and Cosmetologist Association.

Babb was preceded in death by five sisters, Donnie Linker, Lavernia Arthur, Leora Bishop, Estelle Hisaw and Nora Lancaster; one granddaughter, Juli Ronan; and a great-grandson, Mykol Babb.

Survivors include one daughter, Arleen Harris, Clinton; one son, Clifton Babb, Seminole; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Survivors also include one brother, Oran Cariker, Duncan; and a sister, Alene Conner, Bixby.

 

Zula Babb

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Zula Babb, are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Kennedy officiating.

Interment is to follow at Konawa City Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Zula passed away on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006 at the age of 84 in El Reno. She was born March 6, 1922 to Clyde and Flora (Short) Davidson in Sasakwa.

In 1937 Zula married William Zebdee Babb.

Zula owned and operated Peppermint Stick Café in Seminole for many years. She also worked at pat’s Café and was a waitress in Phoenix, Ariz.

Her parents; husband, William Zebdee Babb (Sept. 6, 1957); two sons, Ray and Tommy Babb and one daughter, Betty Jo Chambers, preceded her in death.

She is survived by five sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Diane Babb of Wewoka, Billy and Cecilia Babb of Peoria, Ariz., Jimmy and Alberta Babb of Ark City, Kan., Ronnie Babb of Yukon and Ricky and Alice Babb of Yukon; one daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and John Martinez of Barnsdall; 28 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be Derrick Babb, Jason Babb, Ronnie Babb, Shane Babb, William Babb and Shannon Babb.

Honorary bearers will be Scott Babb, Samuel Babb, Julie Babb, Monte Potter and Ricky Potter.

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

 

 

 

 

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Harold Lafayette Badgett

Harold Lafayette Badgett, age 84, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif. after a long illness.

Hal was born in Etowah County, Ala. and was raised in Seminole County, Okla. where he lived for 20 years.

During World War II, Hal served in the United States Army as Chief of Detail, A Battery, 2B Field Artillery Battalion, 40th Division in the Southwest Pacific.

After the war, Hal attended Oklahoma University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 1949. After graduation, he worked in radio advertising in Oklahoma City before moving to California in 1952.

Hal worked 35 ½ years for the San Mateo Times as a National Advertising Manager and was a member of the San Francisco Advertising Club. He enjoyed golf, gardening, and traveling with his family.

Hal is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Betty; beloved children, Susan Michaels and her husband Lewis of Union City, Margaret Lynne (Stacie) Badgett of Nevada City and William H.C. Badgett of San Jose; devoted brothers, R.B. Badgett and his wife Lela of Seminole and Donald Badgett and his wife June of Del City.

At Hals request, no services will be held and interment will be private.

Donations may be made in his name to the VA Medical Center, Hospice Unit, 3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304.

 

Aline Bailey

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Aline Julie Bailey are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Seminole.

Rusty Dawson is to officiate with interment to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Bailey, 92, of Oklahoma City died Friday, March 3, 2006 at Manor Care in northwest Oklahoma City. She was born July 16, 1913 in Hughes County to Judge Garrison Aldridge and Lillie Mae (Emerson) Aldridge.

On Aug. 13, 1932 she married Loyal Wilson Bailey in Oklahoma. She moved from Drumright to Seminole 50 years ago and was a homemaker and member of Seminole Church of Christ.

Her parents, husband (Sept. 23, 1993), one son and 15 siblings preceded her in death.

Surviving is brother, Bill Aldridge of Alabama; one sister, Aftena of California; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

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Donald Bailey

Services for Donald George "Sockey" Bailey will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Middle Creek Indian Baptist Church #2 in Holdenville with Rev. Frank Moppin and Rev. Tom Bear officiating.

Wake services will be 6 p.m. Thursday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel; the body will be taken to the Church Friday at 3 p.m. for the wake service.

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

"Sockey" passed away in Tulsa, at St. Francis Hospital at the age of 71 years. He was born May 21, 1935 in Holdenville, the first-born child of Marchie and Irene Walker Bailey.

Sock graduated from Chilocco Boarding School, Chilocco, Okla.

His career was in the Aircraft Industry where he retired from Douglas Aircraft as a Manufacturing Planning Engineer and continued to do contract work in various states.

Preceding him in death was his dad, Marchie Bailey, a brother Kenneth Bailey and a sister Viola Bailey Norman.

Surviving is his mother, Irene Bailey of Wewoka; his wife, Inell Bailey of their home; three sons, Gregory Bailey of Tulsa, George Bailey of Boswell, Okla. and Don Bailey, Jr. of Tulsa; two brothers, William Bailey of Tulsa and Gene Harjo of Shawnee; four sisters, Sally Williams of Ponca City, Linda Buck of Holdenville, Shirley Chambers of Wewoka, and Alene Miller of Wewoka.

Sock leaves behind one granddaughter, DaLynn Bailey of Phoenix, Ariz.; two grandsons, Kenneth Bailey, Albuquerque, N.M. and Michael Bailey of Lawrence Kan. and one great-granddaughter, Starlitt Ivie Garfield of Phoenix, Ariz.

Serving as casket bearers will be Kenneth Bailey, Michael Bailey, Brian Chambers, Mark Miller, Eric Bailey and Stanton Westmoreland.

Honorary bearers for the services will be Patty Fairless, Artman Tiger, Larry Ragland, Arthur Bruner, Allen Harjo, Dan Tiger, Jerry Walker, Dan Sanford and Barry Switzer.

 

 

 

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Martha Barker

Graveside services for former Maud resident and business owner, Martha Barker are scheduled for 2 p.m. at Rosehill Cemetery in Ardmore.

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

Barker, 84 of Tecumseh, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2006 in Shawnee. She was born Feb. 4, 1922 in Canton, Texas to Edgar Andrew Strebeck and Ida Mae (Woodruff) Strebeck.

She married Lewis Raymond Mitchell on May 29, 1945 and he preceded her in death in 1963.

Later she married Edward Tracy Barker and he too preceded her in death in 1991.

Barker was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Maud, where she lived for 30 years before moving to Tecumseh. She was a member of the Shawnee Rebekah Lodge #271.

She operated Globe Confectionery in Ardmore, Oklahoma and operated two nursing homes in Wilson. She also had worked at Lantz drugstore in Shawnee and operated a restaurant in Marietta, Okla.

Barker also enjoyed her work at the Maud School Cafeteria and operated a restaurant with her daughter in Maud. She was head cook at Maud Nutrician Center for several years and was also a homecare provider until 1999.

She enjoyed her grandchildren, pets and fishing. She enjoyed playing the fiddle, guitar, singing and piecing quilts.

Her two husbands; two grandchildren, Deborah Mitchell and Buddy Dean Mitchell; three sisters, Lillie Harrison, Minnie Donahou and Myrt Smith and three brothers, Dutch, Archie and George Strebeck.

Surviving is one son, Louis Ray "Buddy" Mitchell of Tecumseh; one daughter, Edna Montgomery of Tecumseh; 12 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be grandsons, James Renfro, Dawayne Renfro, Danny Cramer, Rocky Mitchell, Buddy Allen Mitchell and Robbie Mitchell.

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

 

 

 

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Carl Barnes

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Carl C. Barnes are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carol Reich and Rev. Amanda Lockwood officiating.

Interment is to follow at Dustin Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Carl passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006 at the Veterans Center in Sulphur at the age of 87. He was born Sept. 9, 1919 in Lamar, Okla. to Edward M. and Eva (Smith) Barnes.

He graduated from New Lima High School and married Imogene Seward on Aug. 4, 1951 in Van Buren, Ark.

Carl was employed by the Plumbers Pipe Fitters Union, traveling all over the United States doing industrial construction.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Wewoka. He enjoyed the fellowship at the VFW, American Legion and the Methodist Men’s Prayer Breakfast.

Carl served in the United States Army during World War II, earning two bronze stars and one bronze arrowhead while serving three years in Sicily, Italy and time in Germany and France.

He enjoyed gardening, traveling and visiting with his family and friends.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Imogene of the home; daughter, Susann Anderson and husband, George, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; brothers, Leon Barnes and wife, Alma and Darrell Barnes, all of Wewoka; sisters, Monnie Reich and Hazel Morphis, both of Wewoka and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

 

 

 

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James Barnes

Funeral services for Seminole resident James "Jim" Barnes are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Twin Oaks Baptist Church with Rev. Forrest Weast officiating.

Burial will be at Little Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

Barnes, 68, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006 in Seminole. He was born May 2, 1938 in Dumas, Ark. to Garner and Versie (Scott) Barnes.

He was raised in Tiller, Ark. and lived in California following graduation. In 1963 he moved back to Oklahoma City, also living in Shawnee before moving to Seminole in 1972.

On June 19, 1964 he married Betty Henson in Paris, Texas. He was a plaster pattern maker in the aircraft industry, working for Rockwell International Gulf Stream, Lear, Bell Helicopter and Nordam.

He was one of only three pattern makers in the United States.

Barnes was a member of the Twin Oaks Baptist Church and Tool and Dye Makers. He enjoyed fiberglass fabricating, bluegrass music, hunting and fishing.

His father preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Betty of the home; four sons, Tim Barnes of Seminole, Ronnie Barnes of Tecumseh, Roger Barnes of Seminole and David Barnes of Earlsboro; his mother, Versie Barnes of Little Rock, Ark.; brother, Jerry Wayne Barnes of Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Geneva Horton of Little Rock, Ark. and Kathy Dogget of Eastland, Texas and seven grandchildren.

 

 

 

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James Baser

Funeral services for Seminole resident, James Theodore Baser, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

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

James Theodore Baser passed away on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006 at the age of 84 at his home. He was born on Jan. 18, 1922 to Lewis Franklin and Ica Dora (Roberts) Baser in Fairland, Okla.

He married Ruth Stuart Baser in 1991 in Winnsboro, Texas she preceded him in death on June 1, 2003.

James was a homebuilder and a construction superintendent for LaQuinta Inns for many years; he retired at the age of 62. He is a member of the Assembly of God Church.

He is survived by sons, Darrell Baser of Balch Springs, Texas and Steve Baser of Carrollton, Texas; daughter, Carolyn Kernal of Seminole; three brothers, Gerald Baser of Grove, Owen Baser of Sacramento, Calif. and Hershel Baser of Sacramento, Calif.; three sisters, Wanda (Aileen) Swartz of Phoenix, Ariz., Reva Allee of Aurora, Colo. and Thelma Poindexter of Clovis, Calif.; four grandchildren, Denice, Lane, Chad Kernal and Josh Baser and five great grandchildren, Ali, Kade, Cassidy, Brendan and Rachel.

The mother of his children Vera Baser, his parents, wife Ruth Baser and grandson Chris Baser precedes him in death.

Pallbearers will be Gene Kernal, Thad Ashcraft, Joe Peepers, Morris Jackson, Randy Ashcraft and Jim Grant.

Honorary Bearers will be Gene Garrett, Byrl Garrett, and Kenneth Harbeston.

 

 

 

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George Wallace Bear

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident George Wallace Bear are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Snake Creek Indian Baptist Church with a burial to follow at the family cemetery.

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

Bear died on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006 at the age of 43.
He was born on May 8, 1963 to Wiley and Rachel Marie (Larney) Bear in Wewoka.

He worked for Wrangler for several years until he became disabled. He was a graduate of Strother High School in 1981.

His paternal and maternal grandparents, his adopted father, Thomas Bear and a great nephew, Zackary Johnson, precede him in death.

Surviving is his mother, Rachel Bear of Shawnee and Wiley Bear of Mississippi; one son, Cristoff Bear of Seminole; two daughters, Aletha Wise of Seminole and Keisha Bear of Shawnee; three brothers, Wiley "Blue" Bear, Jr., Tim Bear and David Walters, all of Shawnee and three sisters, Marsha Bear of Shawnee, Martha Harjo of Holdenville, and Brenda Bear of Shawnee.

His former wife and the mother of his children, Geraldine Little of Seminole and two grandchildren also survive him.

Pallbearers for the services will be Mike Bear, Roman Bear, Joseph Wayne Burgess, Shawn Lefthand, Tracy Haney and Eric Haney.

Honorary bearers will be Stacey Haney, Vincent Haney, Johnson Hulbutta, Jimpsey Hulbutta, Rick Alford, Cecil Bear, Leonard Harjo, Jeremiah Johnson, Joe Johnson, Gerald and Roy Williams.

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

 


 

 

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Johnson Bear

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Johnson Bear are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bear Family Cemetery with John Fixico officiating.

A wake service is scheduled for tonight at the family home.

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

Bear, 59, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006 in Seminole. He was born Dec. 14, 1946 in Seminole to Porter and Venis (Edwards) Bear, Sr.

He retired from Koch Gathering Company in 1991 where he was a pipeline inspector. Bear was a member of Snake Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving is daughter, Lisa Bear Duello of Seminole; son, Roman Bear of Seminole; three brothers, Wiley Bear of Mississippi, Porter Bear Jr. of Seminole and Ronald Bear of Stillwater; three sisters, Nora Lefthand of Seminole, Dora Haney of Shawnee and Alice Matthews of Denison, Texas and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be Sean Lefthand, Mike Bear, Justine Boone, Tracey Haney and Ryan Bear.

Honorary bearers will be Porter Bear Jr., Ron Gene Bear, James Duello, Packie and Stacey Haney, Pork Haney and Kyle Larney.

 

 

 

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Rachel Bear

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Rachel Marie (Larney) Bear are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Hitchitee Methodist Church with Rev. David Little and Houston Tiger officiating.

Wake services are scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at Hitchitee Methodist Church.

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

Bear, 61, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 in Oklahoma City. She was born July9, 1945 in Seminole to John Larney and Melinda (Alexander) Larney.

She attended school at Strother and later worked for Roundup Cleaners in Oklahoma City. After moving to Shawnee, she attended Liberty Baptist Church.

Her parents; son, George Bear; sister, Linda Bear and great-grandchild, Zachary Johnson preceded her in death.

Surviving are three daughters, Marsha Bear of Shawnee, Martha Harjo of Holdenville and Brenda Bear of Shawnee; three sons, Wiley Bear, Jr., Tim Bear and David Walter, all of Shawnee and brothers, Simon Larney, John Larney, Jr. and Harry Warrior.

Pallbearers for the services will be Joe Burgess, Rick Alford, Duane Ataddlety, Johnnie Fixico, Victor kemp and Kenny Hernandez.

Honorary bearers will be Brian Mitchell, Kent Alford, Kevin Alford and Marcus Fixico.

 

 

Murl Belford

Memorial services for 100-year old longtime Wewoka resident, Murl Belford are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church of Wewoka.

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

Belford passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006 in Arlington, Texas. He was born June 30, 1905 in Butner to James and Mary Belford.

He attended schools in Butner and Wewoka, graduating from Wewoka High School in 1925 where he played football, basketball and ran track.

Murl lived the majority of his 100 years in Wewoka, working many years with Security State Bank and later as a State of Oklahoma bank examiner.

He married Jewell Gladys Casey Oct. 19, 1929 and for the past two years has been living with his daughter in Arlington, Texas.

Murl is survived by his daughter Marilyn Davidson and her husband Charles; two grandchildren, Whitney Groth and her husband Todd of Denver, Colo. and Corbett Davidson and his wife Julie of Dallas, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Graham and Mallory Groth and Isaac Davidson as well as a host of friends in both Oklahoma and Texas.

 

 

 

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Carmen Ireta Bell

Funeral services for Carmen Ireta Mae Bell will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 at 1st Missionary Baptist Church in Seminole with Bro. Tom Tripp and Bro. Mike Raines officiating.

Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Seminole.  

Carmen Ireta Mae (Otto) Bell was born to Robert Leslie Otto and Mattie (Couch) Otto in Seminole on Sept. 23, 1918. She entered eternal life on Jan. 21, 2006 at Noble, Okla.; she was 87 years old.

On May 14, 1943 she married Vernon Bell in Seminole, where they made their home until his passing on Feb. 21, 2000.

She was possibly one of the first female postmasters for the USPO at Snomac, Okla., serving from 1941 – 1943. She was the bookkeeper for Deep Rock Oil Company and after many years, as bookkeeper for Canadian Valley Electric. She retired in 1973.

Her favorite hobbies were crossword puzzles and reading, especially the Bible. She loved church and singing; she sang specials many times, and she was the church secretary for many, many years.

She was known for serving others. She was always available to take those in need to doctor appointments, to visit those in the hospital and to give "rides" to church.

She loved her family and was most happy when her children and grandchildren were all together with her.

Her husband of 57 years, Vernon; her parents, Robert and Mattie; and three brothers, George, Eugene and Robert Otto, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Dolores Bell of Bartlesville; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Gene Darr of Noble; three grandchildren, Rebecca Lynn Bell of Bartlesville, Michael Scott Bell and wife Patty of Oogalsby, Okla. and Trey Darr and wife Amanda of Noble and six great grandchildren, Alex, Tristan, Brody, Hunter, Graeson and Tucker.

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

Casket bearers for the service will be Weldon Willbanks, Randy Willbanks, John Gosa, Marty Joplin, Harold Huggins, and David Hartless.

 

 

 

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Rosie Eufaula Bell

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Rosie Eufaula Bell are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. David McDougal officiating.

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

Bell, 92, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2006 at Shawnee Unity North Hospital. She was born Sept. 20, 1913 in Seminole County to Andrew Jackson Powell and Mary Eller (Evans).

Rosie married Odas R. Bell and she worked in retail sales at Quality Cleaners in Wewoka, Seminole Steam Cleaners and McNeill’s Family Shoe Store in Seminole.

Her parents, husband Odas (April 15, 1972), son, granddaughter and four sisters preceded her in death.

Surviving is her nephew and his wife, Ken and Mary Wright of Oklahoma City; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be William Adcock, Mark Easley, Harold Edgell, Lewis Robison, Bob Wright and A.C. Bundy.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Della Bemo

Funeral services for Wewoka resident are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Springs Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Rev. Matthew Cobb, assisted by Rev. Frank Moppin, will officiate the services. Interment is to follow at Springs Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

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

Bemo age 78 passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006 in Ponca City. She was born to Bunnie Jesse and Adeline Robinson Burgess Feb. 11, 1927 in Ft. Lyon, Colo.

She attended Culley, Sasakwa Schools, Bacone High School and graduated from Chilocco Schools.

After graduation she attended Bacone College and Compton Jr. College in Compton, Calif. and Westlake College in Irving, Texas.

Della was a bookkeeper and office manager while living in California, an office manager for Michael’s Casual in Konawa and worked for General Motors in Dallas, Texas. Later she moved to Reno, Nev. where she retired in 1990.

She was a member of Springs Baptist Church in Sasakwa and during her time was Sunday school teacher, WAY leader, RA, church treasurer and Sunday school teacher secretary.

Her parents; former husband, George Bemo; one sister, Juanita Burgess and four brothers, Timmy Jesse, Ben Jesse, Abe Burges Jr. and Rev. George Jesse preceded her in death.

Surviving is one son, Russell Bemo and wife Karen of Ponca City; three grandchildren, Cody, Kyle and Jessica, all of Ponca City; three stepchildren, Georgia Lou Sisney, Debbie Lozier and George H. Bemo Jr.: sisters, Eliza Foster and Mary Brown of Wewoka, Mattie Keys of Sasakwa and Amy Palmer of Konawa and a host of relatives and friends.

Pall Bearers for the services will be Richard Palmer, Tony Palmer, Mike Palmer, Dale Jesse, Mike Sisco and George H. Bemo. Honorary bearers will be her grandson and nephews.

 

 

 

 

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Jimmie Joe Bender

Funeral services for the son of former Seminole resident, Cecil Bender are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating.

A wake service has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday at Stout Chapel and burial will be at the Bender Family Cemetery in New Lima.

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

Jimmie Joe Bender, 43, of Shawnee died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006 in Tulsa Hospital. He was born Feb. 19, 1963 in Tahlequah to Cecil and Georgia Ilene (Hooper) Bender.

He graduated from Oklahoma City Classen School and was a member of Green Leaf Baptist Church.

His mother preceded him in death in 1990.

Surviving is his father, Cecil Bender of Shawnee and four brothers, Leonard Kocher and Jimmy Armstrong, both of Oklahoma City, Timmy Armstrong of Tecumseh and Joseph Bender of Shawnee.

 

 

 

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Sam Bender

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Sam Bender are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Dorsey Nero and Rev. Steve Cline will officiate with interment to follow at Bender Family Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Bender, 77, of Maud, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2006 at Carl Albert Indian Hospital in Ada. He was born Aug. 28, 1928 in Wolf to Joe and Kissie (Walker) Bender.

He married Ida Belle Moore on July 21, 1951in Texas and she preceded him in death on June 13, 1998.

Bender retired from Seminole Company in the late 1980’s and was a member of the Cedar Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

He served in the United States Army from 1948-1952 during the Korean War. Bender received many medals including the National Defense Service medal, Good Conduct medal, bronze service star, United Nations Service medal and Korean Service medal.

His parents; two brothers, Herman and Ben Bender; two sisters, Nina Fixico and Tilda Haney and his wife preceded him in death.

Surviving is his son, Ed Bender of Maud; daughter and son-in-law, Liz and Bill Southerland of Loco and four grandchildren, Billy Southerland Jr. and Jarrod Bender, both of Seminole and Michael Joe Southerland and Roni Southerland, both of Loco.

Pallbearers for the services will be Michael Joe Southerland, Billy Thacker, Joe Bender, George Bender, Pat Factor, Kenneth Factor, Dewayne Lemmings and Thomas Fixico.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jack J. Berry

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Jack J. Berry are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday in the New Lima High School Auditorium.

Rev. Wilmer Cooper will officiate and interment will follow at Wisner Cemetery, Wetumka, under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Berry, 93 of New Lima, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006 in Wewoka. He was born May 12, 1912 in Yeager to Willard and Ludie (Coleman) Berry.

He has been a farmer all of his life and a member of First Baptist Church of Lima, where he was a deacon, member of Sunday school and of the men’s chorus.

His parents, wife, one son, one daughter, nine brothers and five sisters preceded him in death.

Surviving are seven sons, Benjamin and Kenny Ray Berry of Lima, Doris, Donnie Ray and Earl Berry of Shawnee, Sammy Berry of Wewoka and Carl Berry of Oklahoma City and six daughters, Neola Jackson of Lima, Deaner Berry, Cora Brown, Wanda Jones, Rosetta Berry, all of Oklahoma City and Jackie Stroud of Wewoka.

June Berryhill

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident June Isabel Berryhill are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Meredith Robinson will officiate with interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Isabel passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2006 in Holdenville at the age of 87. She was born Jan. 9, 1919 in Eldorado, Kan. to Robert Dock Walker and Margaret Anseline (Daniels) Walker.

On Feb. 24, 1934 Isabel and Harold J. Berryhill were married in Sapulpa.

She was a homemaker and the mother of six children. Isabel received her nursing license and was a chart nurse.

Isabel was a member of Sasakwa Baptist Church and her hobbies were square dancing, fishing and cooking. She published her own cookbook, "Grandma Izzy’s Old Tin Lizzy."

Her parents; husband Harold; daughter, June Adair; grandchildren, Mike Edmondson, Tracy Edwards and Jerry Don Adair; two brothers, Louis Allen Walker and Archibald Lafayette Walker; sister, Margaret Angeline and sister-in-law, Frankie Walker preceded Isabel in death.

Surviving are four daughters, Clara Wilson of Abilene, Texas, Wanda Davis and Frances Berryhill, both of Wewoka and Lynn Wilson of Holdenville; son, Harold "Doc" Berryhill of Hearn, Texas; sister, Roberta Brown of Tulsa; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren and sisters-in-law, Pauline Bossler of Yuma, Ariz., Lola Hayden of Tyler, Texas, Dorothy Berryhill of Wewoka and Clara Simpson of Arlington, Texas.

 

 

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Loren Berryhill

Private services for Wewoka resident Loren M. Berryhill are to be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Berryhill, age 93, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006 at a nursing home in Holdenville. He was born Feb. 18, 1912 to Blueford and Clara B. (Smith) Berryhill in Kiefer, Okla.

He graduated from Bixby High School and worked for Boeing Aircraft as a mechanic.

On Sept. 9, 1944 he married Dorothy Renfrow in Kansas.

Surviving are three sons, Don Berryhill of Heber Springs, Ark., Loren Berryhill and Bill Berryhill, both of Everett, Wash.; three sisters, Lola Haden and Clara Simpson, of Texas and Pauline Bossler of Arizona; five grandsons, two great-grandsons and one great-great granddaughter.

 

Joyce Marie Bert

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Joyce Marie Bert are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday at First Baptist Church in Wewoka. Elder Bruce Polk will officiate.

Burial will follow at the Lima Cemetery in Lima, and are under the direction of Myers Mortuary of Wewoka.

Bert died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006 in Del City at the age of 72. She was born to James Hill and Seporia Jefferson in Lima on Nov. 28, 1933.

Bert was a member of the Greater Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Kansas City, Mo., where she served on the usher board.

Her membership lasted for 27 years before moving to Wewoka in 1991.

On Dec. 22, 1991 she married Rev. Earlis Bert and became a member of St. Stephens Baptist Church where she served as the First Lady.

She is also a member of the State Minister and Wives Association, and a member of the Eastern Star Order.

Bert has been a foster parent for 10 years.

While in Kansas City, Bert worked for Garbaur Air Force Base for 20 years as maintenance supervisor. She also worked for Honeywell of Kansas City for 15 years as a maintenance supervisor.

Her parents preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Rev. Earlis Bert of the home; one son, Darrell Jefferson, Wewoka; two daughters, Lois Whittaker, Okmulgee, and Mary Island, Del City; six sisters, Jewell Welch, Alma Johnson, Palzetta Guess, Lydia Ervin, all of Kansas City, Gladys Hill, Del City, and Joan Faye Kendrick, Oklahoma City; three brothers, Billy Hill and Herman Hill, Wewoka, and Jimmy Hill, San Antonio, Texas; and six grandchildren.

 

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Larry Bevan

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Larry Wayne Bevan were held today at 10 a.m. at Friends Freewill Baptist Church in Cromwell with Rev. Victor Underwood officiating.

Interment followed at Friends Church Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

Bevan, 58, died Friday, March 10, 2006 in Seminole. He was born in Okemah on Dec. 23, 1947 to James Olen and Emily M. (Mullinax) Bevan.

He married Neta Dianne Reissig on Aug. 12, 1969 in Belton, Texas and was of the Freewill Baptist faith.

Bevan was a sheet metal mechanic and worked for many years with Prague Air-Conditioning and Heat.

He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

His father; one sister and one grandson, Justin Wayne Bevan, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; three sons, John Wayne Bevan, Kenneth Leon Bevan and David Edward Bevan, all of Seminole; four daughters, Dora Marie Nadeau of Earlsboro, Angela Bevan and Emily Bevan, both of the home and Mary Bevan of Seminole; his mother, Emily Margaret Bevan of Seminole; three brothers, Paskel Bevan of Seminole and Sonny Bevan and Don Bevan, both of Whitesboro, Texas; two sisters, Charlise Rich of Seminole and Sharon Green of Sallisaw and nine grandchildren.

A guest book is available to share memories online at www.parksBrothers.net.

 

 

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Cora Billie

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Cora Mae Billie were held today at 2 p.m. in the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Jesse Wind, Rev. Mitchell Taylor and Rev. Sandy Harjo will be officiating.

Interment followed at Snake Creek Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Billie, 77 died Thursday, June 23, 2006 in Tulsa. She was born April 12, 1929 in Konawa to William and Nora (Cosar) McCulley.

She attended school at Vamoosa and was a member of Hickory Ground #1 Church in Henryetta.

She married Joe Billie and they made their home in Wewoka.

Her parents; husband; brother, Frank McCulley; sister, Mary J. McCulley and her son, Jackie Lee Beaver preceded her in death.

Survivors include six sons, Johnny Sands of Oklahoma City, William Billie of Wewoka, Dusty J. Billie, Sr., Jody Billie, Joe Billie, Jr. and Curtis Ray Billie, all of Tulsa; four daughters, Betty Downing and Rosanne Swartz, both of Tulsa, Martha Wind of Cromwell and Bernice Cook of Oklahoma City; one stepdaughter, Nellie Starr of Wewoka; one stepson, John Billie of Cushing; 30 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services were Rick Hall, Raymond Hall, Andrew Coody, Jr., Billy Coon, Jerome Harjo, Tim Coon and Anthony Coody.

 

 

 

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Joe Bishop

There are no services at this time planned for Wewoka resident, Joe Berry Bishop.

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

Bishop, 89, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2006. He was born Jan. 15, 1917 in Lindsey, Okla. to Joseph and Maggie Bishop. He attended Spencerville Schools.

His parents; son, Gene Bishop; daughter, Ella Mae Bishop; brothers, Wesley Bishop, Jackie Bishop, Robert Bishop, Edward Bishop, Wilford Upshaw, John Upshaw, Claude Upshaw and sisters, Mammie Jo Phillips and Vessie Deeds, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his son, Joe Cliffton Bishop of Southerland, Ore.; daughter, Georgia Mae Thornburgh of Swink, Okla.; one brother, Red Bishop of Wewoka; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Brenda Black

Funeral services for Seminole native, Brenda June (Ashby) Black, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, with Rev. Randy J. Little officiating.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, 8 miles north of Seminole. Viewing services will be from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday and until service time on Thursday.

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

Brenda June (Ashby) Black, 58 year old Oklahoma City resident passed from this life on July 23, 2006 in Oklahoma City.

She was born on April 20, 1948 in Seminole, Oklahoma to parents Roy Lee Ashby and Bernice E. (O’Dell) Ashby.

Brenda graduated from high school in Carmi, Ill. in 1966 and continued to earn her Bachelors degree at Tulsa University, then her Master’s degree from Central State University in Edmond (now called University of Central Oklahoma).

She married Charles Thomas "Chuck" Black on June 3, 1969 in Enid, Okla.

Black retired from teaching school at Schwartz Elementary School in the Mid Del School District, Oklahoma City in 1998.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Charles "Chuck" Black of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Lorene Roos Black of Ada; one grandchild that is expected in December; her mother, Bernice (O’Dell) Ashby of Bowlegs and one brother and sister-in-law, Mickey and Mary Ashby of Bowlegs.

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

Her father, Roy Ashby who died in 1992, and her mother and father-in-law, Shirley and Olive Black, preceded Black in death.

The family requests that donations may be made to Wildcare Foundation, Wildlife Refuge, 7601 84th Street, Noble, OK 73608 in memory of Brenda Black.

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

 

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Brenda Black

Funeral services for Seminole native, Brenda June (Ashby) Black, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, with Rev. Randy J. Little officiating.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetary, 8 miles north of Seminole. Viewing services will be from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday and until service time on Thursday.

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

Brenda June (Ashby) Black, 58 year old Oklahoma City resident passed from this life on July 23, 2006 in Oklahoma City.

She was born on April 20, 1948 in Seminole, Oklahoma to parents Roy Lee Ashby and Bernice E. (O’Dell) Ashby.

Brenda graduated from high school in Carmi, Ill. in 1966 and continued to earn her Bachelors Degree at Tulsa University in Edmond (now called University of Central Oklahoma).

She married Charles Thomas "Chuck" Black on June 3, 1969 in Enid, Oklahoma.

Black retired from teaching school at Schwartz Elementary School in the Mid Del School District, Oklahoma City in 1998.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Charles "Chuck" Black of the home, one son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Lorene Roos Black of Ada, and one grandchild that is expected in December, her mother, Bernice (O’Dell) Ashby of Bowlegs, one brother and sister-in-law, Mickey and Mary Ashby of Bowlegs.

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

Black if preceded in death by her father, Roy Ashby who died in 1992 and by her mother and father-in-law, Shirley and Olive Black.

Family request that donations may be made to Wildcare Foundation, wildlife refuge 7601 84th Street, Noble, Oklahoma 73608 in memory of Brenda Black.

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

 

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Maleese M. Black

Funeral services for native of Little, Maleese M. Black, 92, were undisclosed at time of press.

Black died at her home in Sedona, Ariz. on Saturday, March 18, 2006. She was born Sept. 29, 1913, in Little, as one of four children to Dr. and Mrs. William Rainey Black.

She was a professor and head of the theater department at Pepperdine University until she retired to Sedona, Ariz. with her friend Jane Welton.

Black resided in Sedona for more than 36 years before she died.

In the early 1980’s, Black became a member of AZ Native Plant Society, out of recognition of using indigenous plants for conservation, restoration, and general landscaping.

She translated that interest into organizing workshops sponsored by Keep Sedona Beautiful for newcomers to the Sedona area.

Black is survived by a sister, Betty Woodruff.

 

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Richard Black

Funeral services for Asher resident Richard "Rick" LaDon Black are set for 2 p.m. Monday, March 27, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

The service will be held at First Baptist Church in Asher, with the Rev. Dewayne Johnson and Doc Perry officiating.

Burial is set to follow at Vista Cemetery.

Black died Tuesday, March 21, 2006, near Maud.

He was born on April 28, 1970, in Purcell, to Donald Ray Black and Marilyn Kay (McBroom) Black.

Black was an oilfield worker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Asher.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother Leona Williams and his uncle Terry McBroom.

Black is survived by his parents, of Asher; two sons, Timothy Wayne Black, of Asher, and Austin Black, of Davis; one daughter, Cassandra Renea Black, Asher; a brother, Tracy Joe Black, Asher; a sister, Amber Lee Black, Asher; grandparents, Isaacs McBroom, of Davis, and James and June Black of Afton; niece and nephew Colby and Shelby Black, of Rosedale, and nephew Dayton Black, of Asher; special friend Shelly Brown, Asher; and a host of other family members and friends.

Pallbearers for the ceremony are listed as: Ronny O’Dell, Wes Wilson, Dewayne Dixson, James Cole, David Starks, Evan Murray, Errol Murray, and Benny Hudson.

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

Rick will be missed by many friends and a loving family.

 

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Eutah Blackburn

Funeral services for lifelong Sasakwa resident Eutah Carl Blackburn are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole.

Interment is to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Blackburn, 65, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006 at Valley View regional Hospital. He was born March 10, 1940 in Sasakwa to Nellie and Jossephine (Eberle) Blackburn and John Ellis Blackburn.

He graduated from Sasakwa High School in 1960 and had lived most of his life in Sasakwa, except for 10 years in which he lived in Oklahoma City and worked for Goodwill.

His parents, three sisters, Inez, Bessie Pearl and "Little Sister" and one brother, Lloyd Douglas Blackburn preceded him in death.

Surviving are three brothers, Donald Blackburn and Jesse Blackburn, both of Sasakwa and Joseph Eugene Blackburn of St. George, Utah and three sisters, Irene Eudaley of Grapevine, Texas, Eula Mae Clark of Oklahoma City and Alvenia Degge of Wewoka.

Casket bearers are to be Donnie Blackburn, Eugene C. Blackburn, Aaron Barker, Jacob Clark, Danny Reggio, David Reggio and Derrick Long.

Honorary bearers will be Steve Eudalay, Kelly Don Blackburn, James E. Clark, Eugene Earl Clark, John Hoyt Clark, Robert Blackburn, John Matthew Clark and Ethan Clark.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Amanda Blanton

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Amanda Jean Blanton are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment is to follow at the Blanton Family Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

There will be visitation held at the funeral home on Tuesday.

Blanton, 24, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006 north of Seminole after a tragic auto accident. She was born Oct. 29, 1981 in Sheridan, Wyo. to Lionel Altop of Kentucky and Tammy Barnes of Dayton, Wyo.

On July 19, 2006 she married Darren Blanton in Wewoka. She loved being a mother to her children and spending time with all of the children in her family.

She graduated Sheridan High School (Wyoming) and attended Seminole State College.

Surviving is her husband, Darren and children, Keyton Nathanial and Makayla Ann Blanton of the home, and by her mother and father.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations please be made to the Amanda Blanton Trust c/o First United Bank, Wewoka.

 

 

 

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Darrel Blanton

Funeral services for Seminole County resident Darrell Royce Blanton are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Dan Factor and Nathan Blanton Jr. will officiate with interment to follow at Blanton Family Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Blanton, 59 died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006 in Wewoka. He was born Jan. 7, 1947 in Wewoka to Nathan and Ethel (Davis) Blanton.

He graduated from Butner High School and retired from Seminole County as a grader operator. He was a member of the Butner Baptist Church.

His parents, brother Arthur Blanton, sisters Ann Ezell and Gayla Blanton and grandson, Darrel K. Blanton preceded him in death.

Surviving are seven sons, Darrel L. Blanton, David Blanton, Daniel Blanton, Donald Blanton, Darren Blanton, Douglas Blanton and Alvin Morris, all of Wewoka; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Dorothy Hartsfield of Croker, Mo., Virginia Haley of Oklahoma City, Carol Larson of Tecumseh and Linda Shaub of Shawnee and four brothers, John Blanton of Shawnee, Glendale Blanton of Wewoka, Curtis Lee Blanton of Wewoka and Nathan Blanton Jr.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Gore, Dave Chanller, Keith Quinalty, Mickey Ledbetter, Gene Goodnight and Leon Goodnight. Honorary bearers will be Tristan Williams, Kendall Gore, Austin Gore, Lonzo Williams and Mark Green.

Heather McGehee-Blanton
Natalie Rayann Blanton

Funeral services for Wewoka resident, Heather Dawn McGehee-Blanton and her infant daughter, Natalie Rayann Blanton, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Parks brothers Funeral Home Chapel, Okemah.

Interment is to follow at Schoolton Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah.

Heather, 17, and her infant daughter died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006 in Seminole County as a result of an automobile accident.

She was born Nov. 28, 1988 in Ada to Donnie Ray McGehee and Peggy Ann (Nickell) McGehee. She attended Okemah and Butner schools.

Heather loved animals and enjoyed playing softball.

Her paternal grandparents, Helen Marie and A.M. Nickell preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Douglas Brock Blanton of Wewoka; her father, Donnie Ray McGehee of Seminole County; mother, Peggy Ann Nickell of Okemah and her paternal grandparents, Birt and Ilene McGehee of Seminole County.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Richard Fairres, Wesley Hester, Bo Hester, Roy Roberts, Herb Pangle and Nolen Grizzle.

Heather McGehee-Blanton
Natalie Rayann Blanton

Funeral services for Wewoka resident, Heather Dawn McGehee-Blanton and her infant daughter, Natalie Rayann Blanton, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Parks brothers Funeral Home Chapel, Okemah.

Interment is to follow at Schoolton Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah.

Heather, 17, and her infant daughter died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006 in Seminole County as a result of an automobile accident.

She was born Nov. 28, 1988 in Ada to Donnie Ray McGehee and Peggy Ann (Nickell) McGehee. She attended Okemah and Butner schools.

Heather loved animals and enjoyed playing softball.

Her paternal grandparents, Helen Marie and A.M. Nickell preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Douglas Brock Blanton of Wewoka; her father, Donnie Ray McGehee of Seminole County; mother, Peggy Ann Nickell of Okemah and her paternal grandparents, Birt and Ilene McGehee of Seminole County.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Richard Fairres, Wesley Hester, Bo Hester, Roy Roberts, Herb Pangle and Nolen Grizzle.

Henry Boatman

WEWOKA – Funeral services for Wewoka resident Henry Boatman are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Dewayne Davis will officiate. Burial will follow at Tate Mountain Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Boatman died May 13, 2006, at his home; he was 89 years old.

He was born July 27, 1916, to Josh and Henryetta (White) Boatman.

He married Lillian Lucille Smith on Aug. 11, 1945, in Fort Smith, Ark.

They lived in Wewoka all their married life.

Boatman retired from Seminole County in 1978.

He was preceded in death by his wife on June 11, 1996.

Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Donna and Dewayne Holland and Barbara and Carl Crelia, all of Wewoka, and Glenna Sneed of Shawnee; two sons and daughters-in-law, George and Iva Gray of Waggaman, La., and Eddie and Cleta Boatman of Seminole; 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren; and a close companion, Evelyn Durkee, Wewoka.

 

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Reda Dea Boen

A celebration of life services for longtime Shawnee and Seminole area resident, Reda Dea Boen, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the OK Corral Arena in Newalla.

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

Reda passed away Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006 at the age of 46. She was born on July 10, 1960 in Beaver to Warren Boen and Rose Marie (Villenes).

She was the office manager at Seminole Veterinary Hospital in Seminole for five years.

Reda enjoyed her horses, roping, running barrels, and spending time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Her brother, Jeff McDonald, and one aunt, Loretta Weir, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her significant other of four years, Chad Williams of the home; son, Chance Griffin of Mayport, Fla.; daughter, Kodee Williams of the home; mother and stepfather, Rose and Gary Gorsuch of Mission, Texas; two brothers, Nick Boen of Denison, Texas and Steve Boen of Texas; three sisters, Crystal Rea of Lincoln, Neb., Gina Little of Pottsboro, Texas and Felicia Rendon of Denison, Texas and a host of other loving family and friends.

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

Directions to OK Corral Arena, 20450 SE 29th in Newalla, from I-40 are: take exit 117 and go north on Harrah/Newalla Road for three miles to the stop light, take a left at light and go one half mile turning left on Granddaughter Road.

 

 

 

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Charlotte Bonin

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Charlotte Ann (Stokes) Bonin are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Seminole.

Rev. Carl Whitfield is to officiate. Interment is to follow at Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Bonin, 63 of Norman, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006 at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City. She was born Aug. 5, 1943 in Okemah to Carl Russell Stokes and Berniece Ann (Taylor) Stokes.

On April 2, 1963 she married Clifton Adam Bonin in Lawton.

She was a homemaker whose main focus was her family.

Charlotte was a thoughtful, devoted wife and mother that was focused on her children. She provided them with skills and goals to lead successful lives.

Her parents; husband, Clifton Bonin (May 21, 1984) and infant sister, Joyce Kay Stokes preceded her in death.

Surviving Charlotte are two sons, Randy Blackburn of Portland, Ore. and Kevin Bonin of Denver, Colo.; three daughters, Sheri Pietrowicz and husband Shawn of Bamburg, Germany, Sheila Aymond and husband Shawn of Oklahoma City and Lori Bonin of Oklahoma City; brother, Wayne Stokes and wife Donna of Blanchard; sisters, Jean Taylor and husband John of Houston, Texas and Carlene Craddock of Moore.

In addition, one nephew; five nieces; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a host of other family and friends survive her.

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

 

 

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Sharon Kay Book

Funeral services for Seminole resident Sharon Kay Book are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Cline officiating.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole.

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

Sharon Kay (Cloud) Book, 52 years old, passed from this life on Friday, Sept. 15, 2006 in Seminole. She was born Aug. 24, 1954 in Elk City to parents Ruby P. (Dees) Cloud and Henry LeRoy Cloud.

Sharon graduated from Clarksville, Ark. High School in 1972.

She then married Billy Book on Feb. 2, 1973 in Oklahoma City. Together they moved to Seminole where she was a homemaker and later along with her husband started PC-Extreme computer store in Seminole.

Sharon had always, along with her husband and children, enjoyed coaching anything her children or grandchildren were involved in from baseball to soccer and usually had a winning team.

Her parents; three brothers, Willard Smith, Johnny Cloud, Larry Cloud and two sisters; Tammy Cloud and Mary Ellen Cloud preceded her in death.

Sharon is survived by her husband of 33 years, Billy Book of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Charley and Yvonne Book and LeRoy Book, all of Seminole and one daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Clint Cain of Seminole.

Also surviving are three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Pauletta Cloud, Jimmy and Cheryl Cloud and Robert and Karen Cloud, all of Elk City; six sisters and brothers-in-law, Joy and Lloyd Carter of Oregon, Nadine Moore and Leona and James Bohannon, all of Elk City, Lucy and Kenneth Clark of Oklahoma City, Mattie and Alvin Jose of Leedy, Okla. and Diana and Ronnie Lansley of Elk City.

Three grandchildren also survive her and were the light of her life; Jimmy Book, Caiden Cain and Zachery Book all of Seminole.

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

 

 

 

 

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Sheena Booth

Funeral services for Konawa resident Sheena Danea’ Booth are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Grace Community Church in Vamoosa with Rev. Drew Isaacs officiating.

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

Sheena, 20, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006 at Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born on Aug. 27, 1986 in Ada to Randy Wayne Hammack and Sheri Renee Nunley.

She graduated from Konawa High School in 2005 and tutored fellow classmates while in school.

She was a more complete young lady that has ever graced this world. Sheena brought more joy and insight to the lives of all who knew her than could ever be put in words.

Sheena had the courage of a warrior, the humility of a missionary and the gracefulness of a dove.

We will all miss you Sheena, and we love you all the way to the constellation Lira, already an angel.

Her father, Randy Hammack; her grandfather, Bob Hammack and two great-grandfathers, Jack Sharber and Josh Nunley preceded her in death.

She is survived by her mother, Sheri Renee Nunley of Konawa; her father, Mark Booth of Norman; stepfather, Tony Taylor; grandparents, Susi and Albert Nunley of Stigler, Grace Hammack of Maine and Elaine Mann of Aurora, Colo.; great-grandparents, Maxine Sharber of Konawa and Delphia Nunley of Ada; two brothers, Brodie Rope Booth and Brady Jack Booth of Konawa; several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of other family and friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Billy Sharber, Johnny Sharber, Jason Nunley, Brodie Booth, Brady Booth and Kyle Porter.

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

 

 

 

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Joy Botchlet

Funeral services for native and former resident of Wewoka, Joy Dean Botchlet, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Krien Chapel in Davis with Rev. James Densman officiating.

Interment followed at Green Hill Cemetery in Davis under the direction of Krien Funeral Home.

Botchlet, 84 of Davis, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006. She was born May 23, 1922 in Wewoka to Moss and Anna Francis (Jones) Hanson.

On Aug. 18, 1951 she married Harley Botchlet and they moved to Davis in 1989 after his retirement to be near their family.

Botchlet performed in area churches and in Branson, Mo., singing mostly gospel songs. She was a homemaker.

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Surviving is son, Jon Scott Peters of Davis; two daughters, Rozana Lou Melton of Davis and Sally Jenonne Deatherage of Oklahoma City; one brother, Marshall Madison Hanson of Oklahoma City; 15 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services were Mike Melton, Kyle Ingram, Matt Melton, Billy Melton, Mark Melton, Mitch Melton, Colby Peters, Lance Ladd, Jason Ladd, Jos Spann, Tony Bennett and Rick McElhaney.

 

 

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Verna Bottoms

 

Funeral services for Verna Lou Bottoms of Wagoner will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, in the First United Methodist Church of Wagoner with the Rev. Randy Mitchell officiating.

She passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 5, 2006, in Tulsa at the age of 76.

She was born Sept. 17, 1929, in Seminole to Clarence Edward and Nettie Viola (Hargis) McCluskey.

Verna married Lester Lee Bottoms on Dec. 25, 1948, in Seminole. She was a retired registered nurse and had worked at various hospitals.

She was an avid genealogist and coin collector and enjoyed 0playing the piano in her younger years.

Verna was a member of the World War II Submarine Veterans’ Wives organization and a member of the First United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.

Verna is survived by her husband, the Rev. Lester Lee Bottoms of the home; her sons, Dr. Keith Lee Bottoms and wife, Lynne, of Broken Arrow, Carl S. Bottoms and wife, Carol, of Ponca City, Glen E. bottoms and wife, Aurora, of The Colony, Texas, and Leslee Bottoms and wife, Cindy, of Wagoner; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Vivian Kirkpatrick of Marysville, Calif., Barbara Resneder of Oklahoma City and Karen Smith of Tulsa; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Interment will follow funeral services at 3 p.m. in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole. Funeral arrangements and services are under the direction of Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home of Wagoner.

Jackie Lynn Bounds

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Jackie Lynn Bounds are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Konawa.

Jerry Wells and Mike Harjo are to officiate with interment to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Jackie passed away Friday, June 16, 2006 at VA Medical center, Oklahoma City. He was born Nov. 4, 1948 in Konawa to Tom and Anna (Wheeler) Bounds.

He married Wanda Bell on Feb. 25, 1989 in Dora, Okla. and was the owner and operator of Bounds Well Services for over 15 years.

Jackie had served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and received an honorable discharge on July 15, 1969.

He was a member of the VFW and of the Baptist faith.

His parents and one brother, Leonard Bounds, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; three sons, Bryan Wells of Konawa, David Jackson of Konawa and Joseph Miller; two daughters, Kathy Jackson and Marilyn Moseley, both of Konawa and seven grandchildren.

Also surviving are five brothers, Clifford Ray Bounds of Perry, Jerry Bounds, Richard Bounds and Glen Dale Bounds, all of Konawa and Jimmy Bounds of Ponca City; seven sisters, Lucy Dotson of Anadarko, Phyllis Ward of Boca Raton, Fla., Mary Mintor of Unionville, Va., Carolyn Hughes of Pauls Valley, Brenda Campbell of Tulsa, Ronda Fortelney of Harrah and Wanda Bryce of Konawa and a host of other family and friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Derek Elliott, Jeremy Bounds, Sterling Tanyan, Jacob Tanyan, Mark Norman and Dale Hughes.

Honorary bearers will be R.C. Norman, Dennis Thurman, Darrell Elliott, Gary Elliott and Rusty Atkinson.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Russell Bourque

Former Seminole County Deputy Russell Bourque lost his battle with cancer Thursday morning at his home in Shawnee. He was 70 years old.

Bourque will be buried at Sand Creek Cemetery, Cromwell, on Tuesday, after a funeral service at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate.

Bourque was born Jan. 10, 1936, in Crowley, La., to Ofphie and Ledia (Gautreaux) Bourque.

A Cajun all his life, Bourque could regale friends with stories that made them laugh and cry.

He served 21 years in the US Army, serving in Vietnam and receiving three Purple Hearts and numerous other awards.

He married Leta Aldridge on July 6, 1957 at Cromwell.

He was a member of the Cromwell Baptist Church and Seminole American Legion.

After his retirement from the military in 1974, Bourque had a second career in law enforcement, working as an officer in several towns and with the sheriff’s office.

He was proud of having served under Sheriff Charles Sisco, and proud to have his grandsons follow him into the military.

His great love was golf and played at the Gil Morgan Course in Wewoka until he moved to Shawnee about a year ago.

He maintained his sense of humor and love for his friends and family until the end, despite the pain and discomfort of the disease.

Bourque was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Junior.

He is survived by his wife, Leta, of the home; one daughter, Kathy Bourque Porter, Shawnee; one son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Mary Bourque, Shawnee; one brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Bonnie Bourque of Jennings, La.; grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Joseph and Shelly Porter and Jeremy and Kim Porter, all of Seminole, and Derrick and RaeLinn Bourque of San Diego; one granddaughter, Jessica Bourque, Shawnee; and great-grandchildren, Taylor, Jaci and Riley Porter, Hunter Ogle, and Carson and Christopher Bourque.

Pallbearers will include Joseph, Jeremy and Derrick Bourque, Danny and Keith Woody and Gene Aldridge.

 

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Billie Fay Bowen

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Billie Fay Bowen are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at New Hope Cemetery in Meeker with Mickey Shaw officiating.

Billie passed away, Saturday, April 8, 2006 at the age of 75. She was born on April 24, 1930 to Minta Ola (Gentry) and George Bishop in Lincoln County.

She married Earl Bowen in May of 1947 in Lincoln County. Billie was retired from Tinker Field in Oklahoma City.

Billie is survived by her husband Earl Bowen of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, James "J.C." Bowen and his wife, Lark and Jerry Bowen and his wife Patti, all of Seminole; one daughter, Janet Cox of Arlington, Texas; two brothers; Ray Bishop of Sparks and Lloyd Bishop of Prague; three sisters, Louise Flowers of Meeker, Betty Friend of Prague and Mildred White of Springfield, Mo.

She is also survived by six grandchildren and their spouses, Brian and Carrie Cox of Mansfield, Texas, Branon and Amber Bowen of Seminole, Brad and Catina Cox of Midlothian, Texas, Branish Bowen and George Carney, Jr. of Seminole, Amanda and Todd Speer of Broken Arrow and Travis Beeson of Oklahoma City.

Billie also had seven great-grandsons, Cameron Cox, Brice Cox, Austin Bowen, Brenden Cox, Blaine Choate, Peyton Bowen, and Dawson Carney.

Her parents, one son, Ricky Bowen and one brother, Jack Bishop, precede her in death.

 

 

 

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Odeis Franklin Boyd Sr.

Graveside services for Wewoka High School graduate Odeis Franklin Boyd, Sr. are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Oklahoma City.

Services are under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel, Moore.

Mr. Boyd, 87, died Wednesday, may 17, 2006 at his home. He was born in Strawn, Texas to Carroll E. Boyd, Sr. and Lou Cretia Whitner Boyd. He was a 1939 Wewoka High School graduate.

In 1944 he married Averil Isabel Rozel in Oklahoma and they had five children, one son and four daughters.

His parents; son, Odeis Franklin Boyd, Jr.; sister, Gladys; brothers, Dr. Elvin Boyd, Carroll E. Boyd, Jr. and Gene Boyd preceded him in death.

Surviving are four daughters, Judy and husband Don Maynard, Sr. of Moore, Christina and husband Jim Hutchinson of Lawton, Carolyn and husband Mike Johnson of Longview, Texas and Mary and husband Henry Wells of Wewoka; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

Edward Boydstun

Funeral services were held Feb. 8, 2006 for lifelong Holdenville resident Edward Boydstun followed by interment at Holdenville Cemetery.

Boydstun died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006 at Heritage Nursing Home in Holdenville. He was born May 13, 1912 in Rogers, Arkansas to Oscar J. and Sally Elizabeth (Colvin) Boydstun.

He was a deacon at Calvary Baptist Church in Holdenville for many years.

His parents and wife, Viva Ann Boydstun, preceded him in death.

Ronald M. Bradberry

Funeral services for Butner High School alumnus Ronald M. Bradberry are set for Friday, May 19, 2006, at 2 p.m., at the Cromwell Church of Christ.

Interment is scheduled to follow at the Schoolton Cemetery.

Bradberry died Tuesday, May 16, 2006, in Okemah, at the age of 60.

He was born Oct. 8, 1945, in Okemah, to Alton Elihu Bradberry and Beulah (Cox) Bradberry.

He had been a resident of the Okemah for most of his life, graduating from Butner High School in 1963.

Bradberry married Sandra Anderson on Aug. 22, 1964.

He enjoyed trading numerous things, especially produce.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Roy Bradberry.

Bradberry is survived by his wife Sandra of Okemah; two daughters, Rhonda Gosey of Okemah and Sonya Bradberry of Cromwell; one brother, Bill Bradberry of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren and many extended family members and friends.

Active pallbearers are listed as Edmond Warrington, Gene Starr, Edward Wesley, Danny Wesley, Kyle Landers, and Earnest Orr.

Honorary bearers are Frank Perry, Lonnie Parker, George Wyatt, Phil Medler, and Bobby Cox.

Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home and will be officiated by James Branscum.

 

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Tray Brannon

Funeral services for Earlsboro resident Tray Norell Brannon are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Earlsboro School Auditorium with Pastor Bryan pain and Pastor Anthony Rome officiating.

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

Tray was born to Janell (Notah) and Darnell Brannon on Oct. 28, 1997. God called our beloved Tray home on Friday, Nov. 3, 2006 at the age of nine.

He passed away at OU Medical Center Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Tray was a second grader at Earlsboro Public School. He loved playing basketball, skateboarding, playing video games and boxing.

He attended the First Baptist Church of Earlsboro.

His grandmother, Diana Smith; grandfather, Devon Winrow; uncle, Matt Notah; great-grandmother, Eloise Dickenson; great-grandfather, Johnny Notah Sr. and great-grandparents, Frank and Savannah Brannon preceded him in death.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories to his parents, Janell (Notah) and Darnell Brannon, both of the home; maternal grandparents, John and Cathy Notah of Mesa, Ariz.; paternal grandmother, Ethel Thomas of Midwest City; maternal grandfather, Gene Smith of Seminole and two sisters, Kristen Yahola and Loren Brannon, both of the home.

In addition, he leaves several aunts and uncles including Chris and Sheryl Notah of Wewoka and Roshawn and Robbie Brannon of Shawnee; three great-aunts, Georgia Brannon and Annette Brannon, both of Earlsboro and Burt Littleton of San Diego, Calif.; four great-uncles, Gerald Brannon of Tecumseh, Anthony Notah of Fort Wingate, Ariz., Ronald Notah of Pensacola, Fla. and Isaac Foster of Konawa and a host of loving cousins, family and friends.

Casket bearers will be Thomas Griffis, Ike Brannon, Robert Allen, Derrick Griffis, Sam Villarreal and Mark Tramble.

Honorary bearers will be Jame Johnson, Tracey Griffis, Chris Brannon, T.J. Griffis, Gerald Brannon and Eric Browning.

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

 

 

 

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Bertie "Estelle" Branscum

Funeral services for longtime Seminole area resident Bertie "Estelle" Branscum, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Konawa.

Rev. Larry Chesser, Jr. will officiate and interment is to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Branscum, 81, passed away Friday, March 17, 2006 at her Seminole residence. She was born Aug. 9, 1924 in Konawa to Robin Leonard Durbin and Ruby Myrtle (Carr) Durbin.

She has been a Seminole area resident for the last 25 years having moved from Shawnee.

Estelle married W.R. "Ray" Branscum on June 13, 1968 in Shawnee and was a homemaker and devout Christian who taught Sunday school for over 50 years.

Her parents, her husband and one daughter, Vivian Glendell Krieg preceded her in death.

Surviving is one brother, R.L. Durbin of Oklahoma City; three grandchildren, Shelley Evans, Chris Krieg and his wife Michelle and Jennifer Krieg and four great-grandchildren, Allison and Jordan Evans, Andrea Harris and Brittany Sapp.

Pallbearers for the services will be Brock Ward, Richard Hord, Richard Willingham, Steven Willingham, Robert Eades and Chris Eades. Honorary bearers will be Jordan Evans, Shane Montgomery and Michael Willingham.

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

 

 

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Norma Jean Brawner

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Norma Jean (Sargent) Brawner are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate and interment is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Brawner, 72, passed away Monday, Feb. 27, 2006 in Oklahoma City. She was born Nov. 30, 1933 in Okmulgee to Eugene and Frances (Stephens) Sargent.

On June 11, 1960 she married Ernest Brawner in Seminole and has lived in Seminole most of her life.

She was a retired schoolteacher who enjoyed gardening, fishing, camping, cooking and collecting cookbooks. Spending time with her grandchildren was also a joy to her.

Her parents, husband Ernest (November 1988) and one stepson, Bobby Brawner preceded her in death.

Surviving her is one daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Rick Childs-Wisley of Seminole; uncle, Calvin and Jeanie Sargent of Okmulgee; cousin, Shane and Jan Keller of Alameda, Calif.; three grandchildren, Eugene and Trena Childs, Justin and Charity Childs and Stephanie Childs; one step-grandchild, Marty and Cody Wisley; two stepdaughters, Patsy Brawner of Pleasanton, Texas and Linda Beeler of Alva and one stepson, Sonny Brawner of Canadian, Texas.

Casket bearers for the services will be Justin Childs, Eugene Childs, Victor Richardson and Jack Castle. Honorary bearers will be Marland Tiger, Hubert Ferguson, Clarence Winn, Mack Carter and Johnny Henson.

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

 

 

 

 

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Hazel Ann Brewer

Funeral services for former longtime Cromwell resident Hazel Ann Brewer are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Church of Christ in Okemah.

Dr. Roger Thompson will be officiating the services.

Interment is to follow at the Schoolton Cemetery in Seminole County under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah.

Brewer died Tuesday, April 4, 2006 in Oklahoma City at the age of 83. She was born March 10, 1923 in Tuskegee, Okla. to Earl and Emma (Blevins) Irons.

She was saved and baptized in the Castle Baptist Church in 1953 and was currently attending the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Cromwell.

On July 7, 1945 in Okemah she married Tillman Eugene "Gene" Brewer; he later preceded her in death on June 9, 1995.

She was a homemaker and love to crochet and gardening.

Her parents; husband; two brothers, Merton and John Irons; one sister, Frankie Marshall and two grandchildren preceded her in death.

Surviving is one son, Steve Brewer of Okemah; one stepson, Dale Brewer of Broken Arrow; three daughters, Carlis Flowers of Okemah, Earlene Roper of Seminole and Ruth Dennison of Shawnee; one brother, Raymond Irons of Okmulgee; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Her grandsons will be serving as pallbearers.

 

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Velma Brewer-Moore

Graveside funeral services for the sister of two Seminole residents are being scheduled for Thursday.

Velma L. Brewer-Moore of Holdenville, sister of Harvey Ledbetter and Sybil Harris of Seminole, died Friday, June 30, 2006, at her home; she was 82 years old.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Holdenville Cemetery with Donnie Knight officiating.

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

Brewer-Moore was born Oct. 7, 1923, in Holdenville to Ollie and Cordie (Green) Ledbetter.

She attended school at Hulsey and Moss.

She enjoyed the outdoors and loved to fish.

She married Elmer Brewer in 1942; he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her second husband, Elbert Moore.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one infant daughter, Carolyn Kay; and one sister, Thelma Griffith.

Survivors include daughters, Loretta Byerly, Holdenville, and Kathy (Ledbetter) Chatfield, St. Augustine, Fla.; two brothers, Harvey Ledbetter of Seminole and Floyd Ledbetter of Holdenville; one sister, Sybil Harris, Seminole; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Iona I. Brisco

An angel and our heavenly Father above came with open arms and met our mother Iona I. Brisco, June 27,2006 at her home in Longwood, Fla., where she passed peacefully surrounded by her family.

She was born in Blanchard, Okla. May 25, 1918.

Iona was a long time resident of Letha where her husband ran Floyd’s Garage and her children attended Bowlegs schools. She worked at Pat’s Cafe.

She is survived by her sister Ruby Griffith of Seminole; daughters, Shirley Murch of Westminster, Calif., Sharon Spencer of Longwood, Fla.; sons, Gale Gene of Lutz, Fla., Bill of Tampa, Fla., Jack of Odessa, Fla., Gerald of Odessa, Fl. and 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Her family held a memorial service in Longwood, Fla. for her family and friends.

There will be a graveside service at Wolf Cemetery on July 8, 2006 at 10 a.m.

For friends that would like to stop by and visit, the family will be staying in Shawnee at the America’s Best Value Inn.

May you now have the peace you have so long needed. We will forever Love you and Miss you. You were the wind beneath our wings.

Cards may be sent to Sharon Spencer 213 Barry Ct. Longwood, FL 32779

In lieu of flowers donations may be made, in Iona’s name, to Vista Hospice Care, 5151 Adamson St., Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32804.

 

 

 

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Franklin Brogdon

No funeral services have been planned at the deceased’s wishes for former longtime Seminole County resident Franklin Fitzhugh Brogdon.

Brogdon died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006 at the Veteran’s Center in Norman at the age of 86. He was born on Aug. 25, 1920 in Madill.

From 1942 to 1945, Brogdon served his country in World War II.

Brogdon made his home around Seminole and later Wewoka and Cromwell.

He moved to the Norman Veteran’s Center in February of 2003.

 

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Jimmie Brooks

Graveside services for Maud resident Jimmie C. Brooks are scheduled for 12 p.m. Saturday at Vamoosa Cemetery with Rev. Tim Harjo officiating.

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

Brooks, 68, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006 in Shawnee. He was born Feb. 11, 1938 in Yuma, Ariz. to Eugene and Lucille (Sims) Brooks.

He has lived in Oklahoma since 1969 in the Maud/Seminole areas.

His wife, Joann Brooks, preceded him in death in 1988.

Brooks worked as an auto mechanic and owned his own auto salvage south of Maud. He was a member of the Baptist church.

His parents, two brothers and one sister also preceded him in death.

Surviving are four sons, Jackie Brooks of Seminole, Darryl Brooks of Tecumseh, Stephen Brooks of Maud and Richard Brooks of Earlsboro; two daughters, Patty Green of Seminole and Sandra Brooks of Maud; five brothers, Gene Brooks of California, Charles Brooks of Oregon, Sammy Brooks of Arizona, Tommy Brooks and Danny Brooks, both of Idaho; one sister, Alice Russell of Konawa; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

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Delores Brown

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Delores Thelma Johnson Brown are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Matthews Baptist Church in Seminole with Rev. B.G. Renfro of Parker’s Chapel Baptist Church officiating.

Interment is to follow at Sowatske Cemetery in Seminole under the direction of Myers Mortuary in Wewoka.

Brown, 92, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006 at Holdenville Hospital. She was born June 15, 1914 in Seminole County to Cherry B. Johnson and Sarah (Sowatske) Williams.

She lived all her earlier life in the county and moved to Los Angeles, Calif. when she married. Later in life she moved back to Wewoka and remained until the time of her death.

Brown was the granddaughter of J. Coody Johnson and a member of St. Matthews Baptist Church in Seminole.

Her parents, one brother, Frank and her husband, Leonard Brown, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her special friend, Jack Avery; sons, Jose and Dewayne of Los Angeles, Calif.; daughters, Majorie Jackson of Ft. Worth, Texas and Linda Brown of Wewoka and sister, Bertha Lee Farris of Wewoka.

Douglas Brown

A private family funeral service for longtime Seminole resident Douglas Pollard Brown is to take place with arrangements under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Douglas, 70, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born Aug. 14, 1935 in Maryland to Marion and Effie (Pollard) Brown.

On Nov. 6, 1954 he married Shirley Thomas in Sykesville, Md.

He worked as a lineman for many years. Brown worked for B&L Electric, Seminole and S&W Line Company, Seminole, where he retired from in 1993.

Brown moved to Seminole County from Maryland in 1973.

His parents and one sister, Helen Demalade, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; two sons, Robert Brown and fiancé Sherry Potts and David Brown and wife Terri, all of Seminole and two daughters, Barbara Albright and husband Gregory of Waynesboro, Penn. And Sandra Dye and husband Eric of Konawa.

In addition, he leaves behind two brothers, Ernest Ralph Brown of Sykesville, Md. and James Franklin Brown of Libertytown, Md. and 12 grandchildren, Christopher Albright, Megan Albright, Lake Albright, Ashley Pierce, Candace Pierce, Travis Potts, Levi Brown, Paige Brown, Lauryn Dye, Robin Floyd, Jordyn Dye and Landyn Dye.

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

 

 

 

 

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Eva Horsley Brown

Funeral services for Ada resident Eva Earline Horsley Brown are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. C.L. Thomas, officiating.

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

Brown passed away Sunday, May 7, 2006 at her home. She was born June 10, 1938 to Lester Brown and Anna Bell (Martin) Brown, she attended school in Guthrie and Central State University in Edmond.

Later she attended Vo-tech majoring in computer science. She was a member of Hilltop Freewill Baptist Church.

Eva and Foster Brown married Jan. 18, 1995 in Las Vegas, Nev. and they owned and operated Sears Franchisee in Wewoka and Ada, and currently owned and operated Main Street Appliances in Ada.

Her father Lester Brown, brother, Carl Brown and sister, Barbara Cox preceded her in death.

Survivors include her mother, Anna Bell Brown of Guthrie; husband, Foster Brown, of daughters, Jamie Jan Wind, Tulsa, Leah Erin Cummings and husband Michael of Lake Como, Fla., Eva Lorelle Zeier and husband Patrick of Wewoka; brother, Dale Brown and wife Louise of Carnegie; brother-in-law, Robert Cox, of Enid; sister-in-law, Terri Brown of Arkansas and 13 grandchildren, Terea, Angie, Jacob, Raquel, Mikki, Carina, Mikey, Kira, Emily, Mary, Hanna, Josie, and Maggie and 16 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be J.R. Scott, Don Shrum, Charles Chance, Ed Jolley, and Pat Zeier.

 

 

 

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Mary Brown

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Mary Etta (Dunagan) Brown were held today at 11 a.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Doyle Pryor officiating.

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

Brown, 93-year-old Sapulpa resident, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2006 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. She was born July 16, 1913 in Baldhill, Okla. to Thomas Lowery and Mary Edin (Mallory) Dunagan.

On Nov. 2, 1932 she married Carl Evan Brown in Okmulgee. They couple then moved to Seminole in 1933.

Brown was a homemaker who was a member of the Bowlegs First Baptist Church and was also active with the Eastern Star, Rebecca's and the L.A.P.M. "Lady’s Auxiliary Patriarch Militant" organizations.

Her parents; her husband, Carl Evan Brown who died on Aug. 29, 1976 and by one sister, Maxine Culver preceded her in death.

Surviving are sons, Dale Brown of Slidell, La. and Carl Lee & Brown of Sapulpa; two brother, Willard Dunagan of Morris, Okla. and George Dunagan of Arcola, Ill.; three sisters, Eva Anderson of Arcola, Ill., Irene Anson of Seminole and Naomi Rothrock of Arcola, Ill.; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

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

 

 

 

 

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Nancy Brownfield

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Nancy L. Brownfield will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, at the East Main Church of Christ with Alan Eck officiating.

Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Hoffman Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Nancy passed away Sunday, May 28, 2006, at her sisters home in Wewoka, at the age of 65. She was born on Dec. 16, 1940 to Frank and Bonnie (Ross) James in Henryetta.

She grew up in Henryetta and attended school at Pharaoh where she graduated.

Nancy traveled with the area Basketball Club during which she married Billy Joe Brownfield. She remained with the Basketball Club, and was rated 2nd in the state and won numerous awards and trophies.

She was a longtime resident of Henryetta and Okemah, but has lived in New York, Checotah, Idabel, Russellville, Arkansas, Castle, and Wewoka.

She worked at several different jobs in her life, and enjoyed being outdoors. She enjoyed fishing, picking berries and making jelly.

Her parents, her husband Billy Joe Brownfield, one brother Douglas James, and one sister Dorothy Dean Fish preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters, Rita Reeves and husband Dale of Okemah and Shelly Ponder and husband James of Luther; grandchildren, Crystal, Troy, Jennifer, Michael, and Josh and great-grandchildren, Destin, Randilyn, Emily, Jalynn, and Racheal.

Also surviving are five brothers, Charlie James of Amarillo, Texas, Bobby James of Dumas, Texas, Don James of Ashdown, Ark., Johnny James of Weeletka, and Jimmy James of Graham, Texas; four sisters, Helen Clifton of Wagoner, Joann O’Brian of Morivia, N.Y., Virginia Roberts of Weeletka, and Veta Kay Maxwell of Enid and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

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Glen Bruner

Funeral services for Wewoka native and former resident Glen Alan Bruner are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka.

Rev. L.R. Drinkwater of Redeemed Missionary Baptist Church of Oklahoma City will officiate.

Interment is to follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary, Wewoka.

Bruner, 42, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006 in Oklahoma City. He was born July 21, 1964 in Wewoka to Nahum Ed Oscar Bruner and Roberta (Chatmon) Bruner.

He attended Wewoka schools before moving to Oklahoma City. He later attended Okmulgee Tech where he received an associate’s degree in diesel mechanics.

Bruner also attended Platt College where he received an associate’s degree in law enforcement.

He was employed by Swift Trucking and J.B. Hunt Trucking, as an over the road driver. Bruner also worked as a security guard for a Mexican restaurant in Oklahoma City.

Bruner served with the 10th Personnel Command during Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Farewell. He also served during the Southwest Asia Campaign and with the United States Army Reserve.

His father, one sister, Angelia, and three brothers, Oscar, Clinton Irving and Nahum Jr. preceded him n death.

Surviving is his mother, Roberta Bruner of Oklahoma City; three sons, Glen Bruner Jr., Quinton Bruner and Cameron Atkins Bruner, all of Oklahoma City; three daughters, Olivia Nelson and Neshia Bruner, both of Oklahoma City and Keisha Davis of Indiana; four sisters, Lanetta Bruner Stevenson, Lavonne Bruner and Lovell Chilcote, all of Oklahoma City and Charlene Nichols of Wewoka; six brothers, Charles Bruner, Curtis Bruner, Hiawatha Bruner and Stephen Bruner, all of Oklahoma City, John Michael Bruner of Wewoka and Richard Bruner of Norman and three grandchildren.

Jimmy Bryant

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Jimmy Ray Bryant were held today at 2 p.m. at Little Cemetery Chapel with Dan Factor officiating.

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

Bryant, 53, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006 at the Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born Nov. 13, 1952 to Mitchell Monroe and Mildred Bryant.

He spent most of his life in Seminole County and he attended Wewoka Schools.

Bryant owned and operated Bryant Dump Truck Service and restored antique cars in his spare time. He was also a coon hunter.

His father and one son, Mitchell Ray, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his companion and Paula Gamble of Wewoka; two sons, Hayden Bryant and Tony Bryant; one sister, Adry Gastaway of Ada; five brothers, Lester and Kenneth Bryant of Wewoka, Carl Bryant of Seminole, Rodger Bryant of Eufaula and Tommy Bryant of Norman and three grandchildren.

Casket bearers for the services were Ryan Crowson, Richard Huls, Randy Leader, Raymond Leader, James Leader and Shane Smith.

Honorary bearers were Jack Williams, Don Lancaster and George Porter.

 

 

 

 

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Tommy Bryant

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Tommy Bryant are scheduled for 1 p.m., Monday, March 6, 2006, at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in Norman with Rev. Dianne Peters officiating.

Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Norman. Services are under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman.

Bryant, 54, of Norman, died Thursday, March 2, 2006, in Norman. He was born in Wewoka on Sept. 6, 1951 to Mitchell and Mildred Bryant.

He was a 1970 graduate of Wewoka High School and earned a bachelor’s degree of business administration, a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree of science from the University of Central Oklahoma.

He married Beverly Gay Morgan on Aug. 17, 1974 in Wewoka

Bryant began his career at Baptist Medical Center serving as the Clinical Laboratory Services coordinator, personal assistant, director of employee relations and senior marketing representative from 1976 – 1983.

He established and owned Tom Bryant and Company in Oklahoma City from 1983 – 1990. In January 1990 he moved to Norman and was employed by Norman Regional Hospital as director of Human Resources, followed by vice president of operations, until 2002.

In 2002 he became the executive director of operations for Norman Radiology Services and for the past year he has been the executive director of the Purcell branch of Vista Care Hospice.

Bryant served as president of the Chapter 7 Oklahoma Health Care Human Resources Association from 1998 – 200 and participated in Lt. Gov. Mary Fallin’s Commission for Worker’s Compensation from 1996 – 1998.

In addition, he served on the Membership Committee for the American Society of Personnel Administration.

His father and one brother, Jimmy Bryant preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Beverly of the Norman home; one daughter, Morgan Lee Bryant of Norman; mother, Mildred Bryant of Wewoka; four brothers, Lester Bryant, Kenneth Bryant and Carl Bryant, all of Wewoka and Roger Bryant of Eufaula and one sister, Audrey Gasaway of Ada.

 

 

 

 

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Betty Burgess

Funeral services for longtime Konawa-area resident Betty Jean Burgess are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2006, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Rev. Dorsey Nero and Rev. Kellos Walker are set to officiate the services, held at Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa.

Interment will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Wake services will be held tonight at 6 p.m. at Konawa’s Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Burgess went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 23, 2006, in Ada, at the age of 70.

She was born Nov. 5, 1935, in Concho, to Hixton Burgess and Irene Mary (Coker) Burgess.

Burgess was a loving homemaker and caregiver for her family.

She resided most of her life on the Coker place east of Konawa.

She was a member of High Springs Indian Baptist Church in Konawa and also was a member of the Rebecca Lodge.

Burgess was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents: Rev. Dan Coker and his wife Mamie Day Coker, and John Burgess and his wife Jeanetta Tiger Burgess; one sister, Mary Wiley; two brothers, Robert "Peck" Armstrong and Danny "Chebon" Armstrong; several aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews.

She is survived by three sisters, Katie Breeden of Ada, Nettie Moreland and Edna O’Dell of Asher; two brothers, Frank Armstrong and Bill Armstrong of Konawa; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be nieces and nephews.

 

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Sandra Burkhart

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Sandra Lynne Burkhart are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Doyle Long officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Burkhart age 50 died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006 at Seminole Medical Center. She was born March 9, 1955 in Indianapolis, Ind. to Thomas Junior Key and Mary Kathryn (Eden) Key.

On Dec. 5, 1993 she married Micheal L. Burkhart in Seminole. She has been a Seminole resident for 13 years having moved from California.

She was a truck driver for Southern California Transport and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; daughter, Candy Barksdale of Seminole; extended mother, Melvin Burkhart of Seminole; two brothers, Timothy Key of California and Tommy Key of Indiana and two sisters, Terry Contreras and Cynthia Key, both of California.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Jewell Ione Burris

Jewell Ione (Davis) Burris, age 86, passed away Jan. 28, 2006, at Ada.

She was born March 28, 1919, at Kellyville, to Luther Davis and Ila Mae Brown Davis.

She graduated from Wewoka High School and worked for the Seminole County Senior Citizen’s Center as Sight Manager in Wewoka.

Jewell married Burton B. Burris in Seminole on Nov. 11, 1937, and he preceded her in death in 1991.

She was a member of First Christian Church in Wewoka.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; a daughter, Ina Lynn Henley; brothers, Luther Davis Jr. and Jack Davis; sisters, Ina Mae Dutton, Freda Morris and Eva Taylor.

Burris is survived by a daughter, Nancy Kirk and husband Phillip of Ada; son-in-law Jim Henley; three grandchildren: Bryan Kirk, Keith Henley, and Cindy Hess; two great-grandchildren: Emma Kate Henley and Zachary Henley; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, with Rev. Jasper Ligon and Rev. David Gray officiating.

Fanny Burrows

Graveside services for former Sasakwa resident, Fanny Laverne Burrows, were held yesterday at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka.

Services were under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.

Burrows, 79, of Claremore died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006 at her home.

Opal Burtchell

Funeral services for Opal Lucille Burtchell were held today at 2 p.m. at Fuqua-Everett Memorial Chapel, Texarkana, Texas with Rev. Jerry Monholland officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Little Cemetery, Seminole County.

Burtchell, 78, of Texarkana died Saturday, June 24, 2006 at her daughter’s home in Greensboro, N.C.

She was born May 16, 1928 in Mulhall, Okla. and had lived in Texarkana for the past 20 years, having moved from Edmond.

Burtchell was a retired interior designer for Whites Glenwood in Texarkana and a member of Rose Hill Church of Christ.

Her two husbands, Verlin Russell and Edward L. Burtchell, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her daughter, Jody Kerr of Greensboro, N.C.; sister, Stella Kuri of Palm Springs, Calif.; one brother, Elmer Branson of Oklahoma City; one stepson, Roger Burtchell, Texarkana; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and one step great-grandchild.

The family suggests that those wishing to memorialize Burtchell may make contributions to Rose Hill Church of Christ, 1617 West 7th Street, Texarkana, Texas 75501; or to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

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Violet Merkle Burton

Funeral services for lifelong Maud resident Violet Merkle Burton will be held at St. Mark’s Methodist Church in Maud at 2 p.m. on Saturday, with Rev. Carl Whitfield and Rev. Gene Teel officiating. 

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

Violet Merkle Burton celebrated her 100th birthday on March 29, 2006. She was born 100 years earlier on that date in the farmhouse where she lived until two years ago, near Maud.

Violet graduated from Maud High School in 1924 and then attended Southeastern State Teachers College in Durant and East Central University in Ada, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education; Oklahoma Baptist University and the University of Oklahoma, where she earned her master’s degree.

Violet began teaching in Kenific, where she taught for three years before returning to Maud during the "oil boom", where she taught fifth grade for 44 years. 

During the boom, she had 88 fifth graders one year, one of whom was 17 years old.

Violet and William Paul Burton were married Aug. 28, 1929. They lived in Maud when Paul was killed in an oilfield accident on Feb. 22, 1933. Mrs. Burton did not remarry.

Violet loved to travel and visited Europe, Africa, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, islands in the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, and most every state in the Union.

Violet’s dad was Joe Merkle. When Joe was about to finish the eighth grade in Norman, Oklahoma Territory, in 1889-90, Joe’s father, John Merkle, realized there was no additional schooling available for his five children. 

John and a group of friends with children the same age formed a group of "Concerned Parents", each one contributing $50 to lobby the senators and representatives of the Oklahoma Territory to start a university. 

The University of Oklahoma was started as a preparatory school for these young people. 

Violet’s dad, Joe, and his brother, Fred Merkle, went on to play on the first University of Oklahoma football team and, until several years ago, Violet attended all OU home football games.

Violet retired from teaching in May 1973. She was active in community service, serving at St. Mark’s Methodist Church as pianist and recording secretary. 

She was also pianist for Eastern Star and had been a member for 75 years (a special 75-year pin was made for her as no one had ever been a member of that organization for so long). 

Violet was the recording secretary for Senior Citizens Nutrition Center, delivered meals on wheels for years, was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Historical Society of Maud, and the County, State and National Retired Teachers Organizations.

Bito (so named by her toddler nephew who couldn’t pronounce "Violet") is survived by her nephew Joe B. Merkle, and his wife Barbara, her niece Patricia Baggett, and her children, Alice Baggett Strouse and Molly Baggett Kaplan, and her niece Sally Mock, and her husband Randall, and their children, Adam and Caroline Mock.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful people at Heartland Hospice in Shawnee and the staffs of Sunset Estates in Tecumseh and Maud, and especially, Violet’s special caretaker, Emral Guinn, for looking after this wonderful woman who left us on Sept. 26, 2006.

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

     

 

 

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Ramon Bussey

A memorial service for Maud native Ramon Bussey is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh, with viewing on Wednesday from 12 – 8 p.m.

The family will be receiving friends and family from 4 –7 p.m. Wednesday.

Services are under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

Bussey, 76, of Shawnee died Sunday, July 16, 2006 in Shawnee. He was born in Maud on March 30, 1930 to Oliver Lawrence and Bessie Orlenia (Riddle) Bussey.

He was reared in Maud and Seminole and was a longtime Pottawatomie County area resident, having lived in Shawnee for over 45 years.

Bussey attended school in Allen, Bowlegs, Maud and Seminole and enjoyed playing cards and dominoes.

His parents and two brothers, Loyal Eugene Bussey and Donald Ray Bussey preceded him in death.

Surviving is his one brother, Lawrence Bussey of Ardmore and one sister, Barbara Ann Irwin of Portales, N.M.

 

 

 

 

Albert Buswell Jr.

Funeral services for former Wewoka High School band director Albert Currier Buswell Jr. were held Monday in Oklahoma City.

Buswell died Friday at his home at the age of 82.

He was born July 11, 1923, in Chickasha to Albert C. and Enid May Buswell.

He was reared in Kingfisher, graduating from high school in 1941.

He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1949.

He was band director at Marlow High School for three years and Wewoka High School for six years, where he inspired his students by marching along with them, despite injuries received during his military service during World War II.

Buswell finished up his career with 28 years at Del City High School.

He served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Oklahoma.

He performed as a tubist with the Oklahoma City Symphony.

He was a member of Sunny Lane United Methodist Church, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Oklahoma Music Educators Association, Oklahoma Band Masters Association and National Rifle Association Legion of Honor.

During World War II he served in the European Theater in the 104th Infantry Division, where he was wounded twice.

He married his wife, Margaret on Aug. 10, 1947.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Margaret; two daughters, Alison Cox and Marian Pendell; one son, Albert Buswell III; three brothers, Dr. Arthur Buswell, Ted Buswell and Sidney Buswell; one sister, Enid Buswell Bates; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday at Sunny Lane United Methodist Church.

The family requested memorial contributions be sent to the church’s youth department.

Florence Calder

Florence Mae Calder, 86, passed in her Oklahoma City home Wednesday, March 1, 2006. Florence was born on March 9, 1919 in Irwin, Pa. to Earl and Laura (Blanser) English.

Florence then moved to Covington, Okla. where she attended school. After high school she then moved to Enid where she attended Business College.

She worked at Long Bell Lumber Company doing office work during the war. Florence then went to Fort Knox, Ky. To work before she moved to Dallas, Texas, where she worked for Stewart Title Company.

On April 23, 1960 she married Jim Rhoades Calder and they lived in Duncanville, Texas until 1981. The couple then moved to the Seminole area and lived until 1999 when Jim and Florence moved to Oklahoma City.

They remained in Oklahoma City for the rest of their lives.

Her parents, husband Jim Calder, two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

Surviving is two sisters-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews.

"Aunt Florence you will always be in our hearts. We love you."

 

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Lola Calhoun

Funeral services for Lola J. Calhoun are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel.

Services are under the direction of Moore’s Southlawn Chapel, 9350 E. 51st, Tulsa.

Calhoun, 81, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2006 in Tulsa. She was born Oct. 18, 1924 in Wetumka to Dempsey and Lula White.

She is a member of Victory Christian Center and is a beloved mother and grandmother.

Her parents, one sister and three brothers preceded her in death.

She is survived by her children, Brinda Ross and husband, David of Oklahoma City, Betty Quisenberry of Oklahoma City, Charles Calhoun and wife, Janette of Oklahoma City, Ginger Calhoun of Broken Arrow, Regina Downing of Bartlesville, Ava Aery and husband, Bob of Tulsa, Randy Calhoun of Houston, Texas, Byron Calhoun and wife, Laura of Broken Arrow and Noel Calhoun of Tulsa.

In addition, she is survived by grandchildren, Jimmy, Noah, Danny, Danna, Gwendolyn, Timothy, Angela, Robert, Amanda, Kurt, Travis and Candice and great-grandchildren, Bradley, Andrew, Taylor, Destiny and Daniel.

Jacob Camp

Funeral service for Wewoka resident, Jacob Camp, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday at Little Quarsarty Church, Wewoka, with Rev. Lyon Packhurt and Rev. Fred Lindsey officiating.

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

Camp, 68, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006 in Holdenville. He was born April 6, 1937 in Seminole County to Cheparney and Bessie (Leitka) Camp.

He graduated from Wewoka High school and attended Haskell Indian College for one year.

He worked as a roustabout in the oilfields and was also a minister at Marlow, Okla. Camp held the position of minister at Calvary Baptist Church along with a membership.

On Jan. 3, 1957 he married Josephine Lindsey in Wewoka and was an avid gardener and Christian.

His parents, wife (Nov. 4, 2006) and brothers, Barney and Wesley Camp preceded him in death.

Surviving are his five children, Cheparney Camp of Oklahoma City, Christine camp of Seminole, Jacob Camp Jr. of Wewoka, Chris Camp and Jimmy Camp, both of Oklahoma City.

 

 

 

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Josephine Camp

Funeral services for Cromwell native Josephine Camp are set for 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, at the Little Quarsarty Church.

Burial will follow at Camp Cemetery.

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

A wake service is set for 7:30 p.m. tonight, at Little Quarsarty Church, with Rev. Lynn Parkheast and Rev. Eddie Joe Lindsey officiating. The body will be brought to the church at 3 p.m. today.

Camp died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at the age of 67, in Ada.

She was born Sept. 6, 1939, in Cromwell, to Eddie Lindsey and Lucinda (Noon) Lindsey.

Camp graduated from Old Butner School and worked as a seamstress for Big Yank. She was a member of Marlow Baptist Church.

On Jan. 3, 1957, she married Jacob Camp Sr. in Wewoka, and five children were born to the union.

Josephine Camp was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Minnie Pool, Cledith Thrift, and Pauline Deer; brother Thomas Lindsey; and four great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Jacob Camp, of Wewoka; five children, Cheparney Camp of Oklahoma City, Christine Camp of Seminole, Jacob Camp Jr. of Wewoka, Chris Camp of Yukon, and Jimmy Joe Camp of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Hattie Harjo of Wewoka, and Lola Wakatani of Chicago, Ill.; three brothers, Rev. Fred Lindsey of Wetumka, Rev. Eddie Joe Lindsey of Oklahoma City, and Andrew Lindsey of Oklahoma City; and 11 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Michael Mireless, Roddy Camp, Montana Camp, Jaycee Camp, Todd Maples and Randy Knowles.

Ada Cargill

Funeral services for lifelong Sasakwa resident Ada Margaret (Bruton) Cargill are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Sasakwa Church of Christ.

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

Ada passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2006 in Holdenville General Hospital. She was born Dec. 27, 1914 in Sasakwa to Charlie Crump Burton and Pearl (Wheelus) Burton.

She graduated from Sasakwa High School and later attended East Central University.

Ada married Dave Marian Cargill on Oct. 24, 1933 in Sasakwa and she was a member of the Church of Christ in Sasakwa.

She owned and operated Cargill Grocery in Sasakwa for many years and was a housewife who enjoyed her family, yard work and growing beautiful flowers.

Her parents; husband, Dave Cargill; son, Phillip Cargill; brothers, C.W. Burton, Dickey Burton and John C. Burton and one sister, Bonnie Fernberg preceded her in death.

Surviving are three children, Patsy Glover of Purcell, Avanell McFerran of Sasakwa and Rhonda Monroe of Holdenville; one sister, Bertha Bruton of Okalahoma City; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Zell Carrell

Funeral services for Zell Carrell of Ardmore were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 22, 2006, at Mary Niblack Baptist Church with Dr. Robert Wilson, Rev. Timothy Ball and Rev. Stacey West officiating.

Interment followed at Young Cemetery in Gene Autry under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home, Ardmore.

Carrell died on Friday, May 19, 2006 in a Mercy Memorial Hospital in Ardmore at the age of 93 years. She was born to Ed and Lizzie Goodwin Vineyard in Berwyn, Okla. on Jan. 12, 1913.

She and C.J. Carrell were married on Feb. 11, 1932 in Berwyn. Carrell was a lifelong resident of Carter County and was a member of the Mary Niblack Baptist Church.

Carrell was a homemaker a worked for Carter County as a Commodities Clerk.

Her parents, husband and brothers, Jack Vineyard, G.W Vineyard and J.B. Vineyard preceded her in death.

She is survived by three sons, Robert Carrell and Joe Carrell, both of Ardmore and Glen Carrell of Seminole; daughter, Diana Blakemore of Healdton; sisters, Aileen Russell of Moore, Ruby Drew of Madera, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Lucille Carter

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Lucille C. Carter are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Assembly of God Church in Holdenville.

James Hilton is to officiate with interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka. Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Carter, 93, died Thursday, March 2, 2006 in Oklahoma City. She was born Nov. 14, 1912 in Woodward to Clarence James Craddock and Gladys Opal (Bates) Craddock.

She attended Wewoka Schools and was one of the original "Rosie the Riveter" for Douglas Air Craft and following World War II was a cleaner presser.

Carter was a member of the Eastern Star and was a member and an organist for 20 years at First Assembly of God Church, Holdenville.

In July 1934 she married John A. Menefee in Wewoka and he died April 6, 1968. She later married Silas Miller Carter in January 1970 and he too died in 1986.

Her parents, two husbands, and eleven siblings preceded her in death.

Surviving are sons, John Menefee of Yukon and Morris Menefee of Oklahoma City; brother, Clarence Russell Craddock of Lafayette, La.; sister, Gladys Boucher of San Jose, Calif.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be Jimmy Menefee, Rodney Weedon, John Menefee, Clarence Craddock, Troy Martin and Earl Bates.

 

 

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Patti Carter

A memorial service for Seminole resident Patsy Ann "Patti" Carter is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the family home at 100 Washington Street in Bowlegs.

Cremation services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Carter, 60, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006 at Seminole Medical Center. She was born June 15, 1946 in Ontario, Ore. to Jasper Newton Brown and Jewel D. (McDonald) Brown.

She attended Seminole Schools and was of the Baptist faith. She worked as a seamstress and waitress until she became disabled.

Carter moved to Seminole six months ago having arrived from Quartsite, Ariz.

In 1966 she married David Cathey in Seminole.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving is her son, Scott Cathey of Shawnee; two daughters, Lisa Cathey of Seminole and Shauna Cochran of Bowlegs; her former husband, David Cathey of Bowlegs; one brother, Larry Brown of Wewoka and 16 grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

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Marta Casteel

Former Seminole resident Marta (Lemons) Casteel, the daughter of retired Seminole High School teacher, Kay Lemons and stepfather, retired Maud High School coach, George Lemons, succumbed to injuries of an auto accident at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City on Aug. 7, 2006.

Marta was born in Bogotá, Columbia on July 13, 1957. She attended Seminole High School through her graduate year of 1975 but lived all of her adult life in Norman, Okla.

She enjoyed a wonderful relationship with the OU community as a freelance artist and she also loved to sing and played guitar.

Marta was overjoyed to see her only daughter graduate from OU this past spring. She also loved the companionship of her beloved cat Henry.

Marta's mind and body were long burdened by mental illness, but her spirit always found wonderful expression through her love of art and music, which brought her great happiness when she shared them with her friends and family.

She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Casteel who resides in Oklahoma City; her mother and step-father who reside in Tulsa, Okla.; as well as family members, sister, Meredith Lynn of Tulsa, brother, Steve Lemons of Helena, sister, Lisa Elrod of Tulsa, sister, Laura Roberson of Tulsa, sister, Stephanie Lemons of Tulsa, brother, Sean Lemons of Timenium, Md. and sister, Barbara Lemons of Oklahoma City.

The family has chosen Swearingen Funeral Home to handle the cremation and a memorial service is pending in Norman later this month.

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

 

 

 

 

Glen Casteel

Funeral services for former Seminole Junior College student Glenn Casteel are set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at the Cooper Funeral Chapel in Tecumseh.

Michael Robinson and Charlie Clem will officiate the services, under the direction of the Cooper Funeral Home.

There will be a wake held at 7 p.m. tonight, in the family home.

Burial will follow the funeral service at the Tecumseh Cemetery.

To share memories, or to sign the online guestbook, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.

Casteel died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, in Oklahoma City, at the age of 58.

He was born April 16, 1948, in Culver City, Calif., to Junior Clytice and Marie Frances (Maxwell) Casteel.

Casteel lived in Texas for a short time, and then moved to Shawnee when he was 10 years old.

He was a 1966 graduate of Shawnee High School, and later attended Seminole Junior College.

Casteel served in the U.S. Navy for six years, serving on the USS Constellation in Vietnam.

On Oct. 7, 1975, he married Betsy Spencer in Chandler.

He worked for Checker Cab before going to work at Carter Hall Detention Center in 1989. He later transferred to the Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center (COJC) in Tecumseh, where he worked as a juvenile specialist until his death.

He was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, and gave his life to the Lord in 1999.

Casteel enjoyed coaching Little League baseball and softball while his children were young. He also enjoyed yard work, playing board games, spending time with his grandchildren and watching OU football.

He especially enjoyed family gatherings.

Casteel was preceded in death by his father in 1975; his stepfather, George Giles, in 1999; and his granddaughter Meski’ in 2001.

He is survived by his wife Betsy Casteel of the home; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Houston and Teresa Wolfe of Dale, Richard and Misti Wolfe of Okemah, Michael Casteel of Shawnee, and Bobby and Donna Warden of Yukon; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tina Wolfe and Rick Hartman of Shawnee, and Sherry and Charlie Clem of Prague; his mother, Marie Giles, of Shawnee; three granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; his brother, Fred Casteel of Eufaula; a sister, Treva Jaggers, of Tecumseh; numerous nieces and nephews; and three sisters-in-law, Vivian Bender, Rita Vizenor, and Loretta Murphy.

Velma Chaffin

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Velma Irene Chaffin are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery.

Rusty Dawson is to officiate and burial is to follow under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Chaffin, 86, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006 in Seminole. She was born Dec. 31, 1919 in Rudy, Ark. to John and Cora Pack.

She married Braxton John Chaffin and had moved to Seminole from Earlsboro 26 years ago.

Her parents; husband (Sept. 3, 1981); two brothers, Lelin Pack and Floyd Pack and one daughter, Barbara Eddlemon preceded her in death.

Four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren survive her.

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

 

 

 

Hope Chambers

Hope Chambers, age 96 of Oklahoma City, passed away Friday, March 24, 2006.

Hope was born January 19, 1910, in Seymour, Ind., to Thomas Edward and Louella Krienhagen.

On January 16, 1935, Hope married Robert Chambers who preceded her in death in 1973.

She was employed by First National Bank of Oklahoma City.

She was a longtime resident of Wewoka, where she was an active member of First Christian Church and employee of Claybrook Drilling.

Hope is preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Katherine and Peggy, her brothers Zach and Robert Lee, and her son William.

She is survived by her sister-in-law Mary, grandson Clay (and Lisa) Chambers, and great-grandsons Rendon and Reece all of Oklahoma City.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 27, 2006, in the Abbey Chapel at Rose Hill Burial Park, in Oklahoma City under the direction of Vondel L. Smith Mortuary North, of Oklahoma City.

 

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Nita Chamnaiphol

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Nita Warledo Chamnaiphol are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Hitchitee Methodist Church, located north of Seminole, under the direction of Schumacher Funeral Home.

A wake service will be held for Chamnaiphol at 7 p.m. tonight, at the home of Johnson Warledo Jr., at 1808 Hillside Drive in Wewoka.

Chamnaiphol died May 15, 2006, at the age of 44.

She was born on Feb. 22, 1962, to Johnson and Betty Jo Warledo.

Chamnaiphol attended Strother Schools before moving to Alexandria, Va., in 1978.

She was a homemaker and a housewife.

Chamnaiphol was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her sister Phyllis Warledo and brother Jason Warledo.

She is survived by three sisters, Reba Flute, of Apache, twin sister Rita Hulbutta of Oklahoma City, and Frieda Kisketon of McLoud; and seven brother, Thomas Ahaisse of Harrah, Leo Warledo of Seminole, Jerome Warledo of Edmond, Johnson Warledo of Wewoka, Gerald Warledo of Oklahoma City, Darrell Warledo of Wichita, Kan., Leslie Warledo of Seminole, and Brian Keith Warledo of Tulsa.

 

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Cleve Chandler

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Cleve Chandler are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Steve Cline is to officiate and interment is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Chandler, 84, passed away Monday, July 31, 2006 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center. He was born Sept. 7, 1921 in Seminole County to William D. and Retha Mae (Wintz) Chandler.

Cleve served in the United States Army in the Western Pacific Theater with the 33rd Division of the 136th Infantry He received three overseas service bars; Asiatic Pacific Western Medal with one Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal and the Purple Heart after being wounded on Mortai Island in New Guinea.

On March 18, 1950 he married Louise A. Arner.

He was a federal employee at Tinker Air Force Base (OCAMA) as a quality control inspector of jet engines. He retired after 23 years in June 1972 and moved back to Seminole.

He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church of Letha and a 48-year member of the American Legion 204, and a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans.

His parents, only son, Russell and one grandson, Timmy Stanford preceded him in death.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 56 years, Louise, of the home; daughter, Christie Stanford of Del City; sister, Ruby Miller of Pink; five grandchildren, Amy, Brandi, Angela, Justin and Ronni; four great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his beloved pet, Josie.

Pallbearers for the services will be: Dewey Lee, Fred Presley, Ed Bender, Ken Jackson, Doyle Nix and Terry Nix.

Honorary bearers will be Elbert Brown, Johnie Malone and the men of Trinity Baptist Church.

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

 

 

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Alicia Chapman

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Alicia Nicole Chapman will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Fisher Funeral Home Chapel, and she will be laid to rest in the Holdenville Cemetery.

Services are under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Chapman died on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, in an automobile accident near Seminole. She was twenty-two years old. 

She was the daughter of Debbie (Upton) Bowen and Ben Chapman and was born in Ada on July 25, 1984.  She was the eldest of three sisters, and was affectionately known by her family as ‘Sister’.

Chapman was brought up in the Holdenville area and attended Holdenville schools. She had lived for the past year in Wewoka. 

She loved spending time with friends, cooking, and working with crafts.  She was very much loved and will be sorely missed.   

Her infant daughter, Mikayla Renea, in August 2003, and her maternal grandfather, John Upton, in October 2001 preceded her in death.

 Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Debbie and Danny Bowen of Holdenville; her father, Ben Chapman of Holdenville; her sisters, Kristina Bowen and Katelyn Bowen of Holdenville; her boyfriend, Daniel Blanton of Wewoka; maternal grandmother, Hazel Upton of Oklahoma City, and paternal grandmother, Vera Chapman of Holdenville; step grandparents, Paul and Kathryn Bowen of Indianola, Oklahoma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gregory Lynn Cheatham

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Gregory Lynn Cheatham were held Jan. 28, 2006 at Little Chapel in Little. Burial followed at Little Cemetery.

Greg passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 in Oklahoma City. He was born in Seminole Oct. 16,1955 to Burl and Irma Cheatham.

He attended Seminole Schools and was a very gifted all-around handyman. He did masonry, woodworking, painting, welding, mechanics, carpentry and remolding.

His mother, Irma Cheatham preceded him in death.

Surviving is his daughter, Jennifer Mattson and husband Rob of Crete, Neb.; son, Uriah Cheatham of Morrowville, Kan.; father, Burl Cheatham of Choctaw; two sisters, Sheryl and Glenda of Oklahoma City and five wonderful grandsons.

 

Gregory Cheatham

Funeral services for Seminole native Gregory Lynn Cheatham are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery Chapel.

Pastor Larry Chapman is to officiate and arrangements are under the direction of Ford Funeral Service of Oklahoma City.

Cheatham, 50 of Oklahoma City, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 in Oklahoma City. He was born in Seminole on Oct. 16, 1955 to Burl and Irma Cheatham.

Garlin Lee Cheatwood

Graveside services for longtime Maud resident Garlin Lee Cheatwood are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at Fairview Cemetery, near Maud.

Rev. Wayne Taylor is set to officiate, under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

Cheatwood died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, in Shawnee, at the age of 77.

He was born Aug. 23, 1929, in Corbett, to Clarence William Cheatwood and Dora Mae (Willimette) Cheatwood.

Cheatwood married Dovie (Cooley) Cheatwood on July 20, 1950, in Lexington.

He was self-employed, in the construction business.

Cheatwood was a longtime Maud resident, having moved there from Lexington.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Grace Carr; and four brothers, Bodie Cheatwood, Roy Cheatwood, Darrell Cheatwood, and Joe Cheatwood.

Cheatwood is survived by his wife, Dovie, of the home; two sons, Garlin Dale Cheatwood of Edmond and Kenneth Cheatwood of Meeker; five daughters, Mary Goodgion of Tecumseh, Dorothy Wallace of Maud, Beverly Sanford of Holdenville, Belinda Cheatwood of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Janna Wallace of Maud; three brothers, Charlie Cheatwood of Lexington, Melvin Cheatwood of Lexington, and Lewis Cheatwood of Shawnee; one sister, Mabel Currie, of Purcell; 26 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

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

Virginia Cherry

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Virginia Faye Cherry are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church of Edmond.

Interment is scheduled for 3 p.m. that afternoon at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond.

Virginia Cherry, 79, of Edmond, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, following a long illness. She was born in Cushing on Dec. 22, 1926 to Albert J. and Emma Mae Belveal.

She graduated from high school in Seminole and during her life she worked as a daycare cook and teacher and in department stores.

Virginia was a member of the Emmanuel Sunday school class. On June 27, 1948 she married Evan Cherry.

She is survived by her husband; son, Jeff Cherry; two daughters, Penny Phariss and Bobbi Johnson; their spouses, Church Phariss and Danny Johnson; five grandchildren, Mark Phariss, Collier Deaton, Kayla Johnson, Matthew Edwards and Sarah Edwards; siblings, Etta Nelson, Charles Nelson, Lonnie Belveal and Barbara Deal and many nephews and nieces.

 

 

 

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Zona Chill

Funeral services for Zona M. Chill of Sapulpa were held today at 2 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Chapel with Rev. Sandra and Terrell Copeland officiating.

Interment followed at Green Hill memorial Gardens under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Sapulpa.

Chill, 93 died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006 at Rainbow Nursing Home in Bristow. She was born Aug. 7, 1912 in Oklahoma.

She was a longtime Sapulpa resident and a retired waitress and seamstress.

Her husband, Al. Chill and daughters, Hazel Hood and LaJune Bruton preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Cecil Hood of Seminole and J.D. Hood of California; brother, Earl Morgan of California and four grandchildren.

Jeffrey Chisum

Funeral services for Seminole resident Jeffrey Scott Chisum were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kelly Memorial Chapel with Minister Charlie Bailey officiating.

Burial followed at the Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Hunn, Black & Merritt Funeral Home.

Chisum, 21, died in an accident in Eufaula on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006. He was born Nov. 9, 1984 in Shawnee to Steve R. and Paula D. (Altstatt) Chisum.

He attended North Rock Creek Elementary School in Shawnee through the fourth grade. Chisum then attended Eufaula Public Schools through the 12th grade.

Chisum was active in the high school band until the 10th grade.

He recently moved to Seminole when his employer, Blue Wave Boats, transferred there.

Surviving are his parents, Paula Chisum of Eufaula and Steve Chisum of Muskogee; brothers, Chris Chisum of Shawnee and Josh and Brian Chisum of the home; maternal grandparents, Alpha and Melbourn Altstatt of Dustin; paternal grandparents, Steve and Susan Scruggs of Wynnewood and paternal great-grandparents, Clyde and Bernice Cornwell of Harrison, Ark.

Pallbearers for the services were Dusty Bray, Aaron Mullin, Oscar Nunez, Jonathan Campbell, Scott Campbell and Daniel Farrimond.

Gene Choate

A memorial service will be announced at a later date for Sasakwa resident Gene Wilfred Choate.

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

Choate, 79, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at a local nursing home. He was born April 12, 1927 in Luther to Bonnie Leroy and Ruby (Mercer) Choate.

He attended Luther, Spencer and Jones schools and worked in the construction business as a heavy equipment operator.

His parents; wife, Betty (Turner) Choate; brothers, Joe, L.C., Charles F., Jimmy Dale, Alva Dee and Tommy Leroy Choate preceded him in death.

Surviving are two brothers, Bob Choate of Okemah and Verna Wayne Choate of Sasakwa and sister, Nancy Arleta George of Vaga, Texas.

 

Walter Christianson

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Walter Christianson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Christianson age 53, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 in a Tulsa hospital. He was born July 31, 1952 in Louisiana to Walter Martin Christianson and Wilma (Graham) Christianson.

His parents preceded him in death.

 

Robert Clausing

A memorial service for retire businessman and civic leader, Robert W. "Bob" Clausing, is planned for a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Clausing died Monday, Aug. 14, 2006 at the age of 90. The death of Bob was announced by his wife, Jen Clausing. He had been in declining health for several years.

He was born March 17, 1916 in Kingfisher, Okla. to Albert H. and Carol Clausing.

Bob Clausing was a graduate of Covington High School, and the University of Kansas, where he was a member of Delta Chi social fraternity.

He attended Oklahoma A&M, now Oklahoma State University, prior to his transfer to the University of Kansas when his father sold his grain elevator business in Covington and moved to Coffeyville, Kan. to own and operate a general Motors dealership.

After college graduation Bob was employed by Oklahoma Tire & Supply until being drafted at the beginning of World War II, in which he served as a medical supply officer in the islands of New Guinea and Philippines.

Following WWII he was employed by Sears Roebuck in Enid before being transferred to Brownsville, Texas in a management position.

Bob and Jen Clausing married July 6, 1941, and the couple celebrated their 65th anniversary this past July.

On Aug. 1, 1952 Bob and his wife Jen purchased Whitbeck Feeders Supply and operated it as Clausing’s Feeders Supply, Inc. until its purchase in November 1977 by Ralph Black and Rickey Marquis who have expanded the business and operated it as Clausing Farm Center, LLC.

Of equal importance and enjoyment in Bob Clausing’s life was his membership and work in Seminole Lions Club for more than 50 years. He first joined the Lions Club in Brownville, Texas.

His membership in the Seminole Lions Club includes serving as president and working each year at the annual Lions Club Halloween Carnival and later with the train at Seminole’s Municipal Park.

As an advocate for improvement and growth of Seminole for more than the 54 years that he resided her, he was active in numerous civic and business organizations beginning with the initial investments of monies by many Seminole citizens and businesses to bring Blue Bell (now Wrangler) to Seminole when it located its first plant in the old Gulf Oil camp along Harvey Road.

He, along with several other Seminole citizens, were instrumental in the relocation of Enviro-Systems to Seminole and the completion of city utilities for development of what is now Seminole Estates.

During Bob Clausing’s term as president of the Seminole Chamber of Commerce the City of Seminole was designated an All-American City, one of three received by the City of Seminole and represented by plaques located in front of the Seminole Chamber of Commerce offices.

He also served as chairman of the Seminole Industrial Foundation and member of the Seminole Industrial Trust Authority. In addition, he was a longtime member of the Seminole Planning Commission.

As one Seminole citizen described him, "he was a pusher for the good of Seminole."

One of the biggest attainments in the mind of Bob Clausing was his induction as one of 12 original inductees in to the Seminole Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame also included notable Seminole citizens, Milt Phillips, Jimmie Austin, Lyle Boren, David Boren, Louise Townes, L.P. "Lonnie" Howze, Doc Grisso, Ray Davis, Fred Adwan and C. P. Ellis.

Bob was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Seminole.

His parents, brothers John and Warren Clausing and one grandson, Scott Talkington preceded him in death.

Bob is survived by his wife, Jen Clausing of the Seminole home; three children, W. Kirk Clausing of Tulsa, Carole Lane and husband Peter Lane of Orchard Park, N.Y. and Mary Talkington and husband John Talkington of Virginia Beach, Va.; five grandchildren, Paul W. Clausing of San Francisco, Calif., Jennifer K. Lane and Christine C. Lane both of Orchard Park, N.Y. and Erin L. Talkington and Todd A. Talkington both of Virginia Beach, Va. and two brothers, Gerald Clausing of Fort Belvoir, Va. and Russell Clausing of Overland Park, Kan.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that any remembrances be made to Seminole Public Library.

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

 

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A memorial service has been set for Robert W. "Bob" Clausing, who died Aug. 14, 2006, at the ago of 90. Family members said the service would be held 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at First United Methodist Church in Seminole.

Mary Louise Claybrook

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday for Wewoka resident Mary Louise Fleming Claybrook who died Tuesday, May 16, 2006.

A service time has yet to be determined and interment is to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park, Shawnee.

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

Claybrook was born Oct. 21, 1920 in Mena, Ark. to Wayne and Rhea Fleming. She then moved to Shawnee, with her parents in 1923. She grew up and was educated in Shawnee, graduating from Shawnee High School in 1938.

She and her husband Raymond Doyle met and married in Shawnee. After completion of his military service in World War II, they settled in Wewoka where they raised their family of three girls.

Claybrook was a member of the First Christian Church, Wewoka.

Her parents, husband and brother, James W. Fleming preceded her in death.

Daughters, Marilyn Laessig of Harker Heights, Texas; Doylene Rice of Nacogdoches, Texas; Elizabeth Smith of Yukon; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren survive her.

 

 

 

Wayne Lee Claybrook

Graveside services for Wewoka native Wayne Lee Claybrook are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Robert L. Ross officiating.

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

Wayne Claybrook age 76, of McLoud passed away in Oklahoma City on Monday, Feb. 20, 2006. He was born Nov. 25, 1929 in Wewoka to Claude Lee Claybrook and Eulah Mae (Honeycutt) Claybrook.

He attended Tulsa Public School and later worked for Pipefitters Local 205 in Tulsa.

Wayne and Carolyn Jean Rooks married May 7, 1955 in Wewoka. He was of the Baptist faith and was a V.F.W. member, serving as commander at the Mannford post.

His parents, son Bobby Lee Claybrook and half-brother Leroy Marcum preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Carolyn, of the home; sons, Gary Wayne Claybrook and wife Deresa of Moore. Claude Claybrook and wife Bobbie of Owasso and Jeff Claybrook and wife Vicki of Sand Springs; daughter, Shelley Ross and husband Roger of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren and one great- grandchild.

In addition, brothers, Jerry Claybrook of Sand Springs, David Claybrook of Mannford and John Claybrook of Overland Park, Kan.; half-brother, Bill Marcum of Oklahoma City and three sisters, Delores Lee of Sand Springs, Carolyn Boone of Mannford and Mary Ann Klintworth of Mannford are surviving him.

Denny Cleveland

Services for former Wewoka resident Denny Merle Cleveland are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Cleveland Family Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Cleveland, 59, died Thursday in Shawnee. He was born Dec. 22, 1946 in Clinton to Milford Lee and Marie (Long) Cleveland.

He graduated from Webster High School in Tulsa and worked for Elitch at Six Flags in the maintenance area. Before returning to Oklahoma, he resided in Denver, Colo.

Survivors include his parents of Wewoka; three sons, Randy Cleveland, Sapulpa, Tracie Cleveland, Tishomingo, and Ko-No Cleveland of New York City; two daughters, Kiani Cleveland, and Hokti Cleveland, both of California; one sister, Gloria Perez of Shawnee; and two brothers, Milford Cleveland, Denver, Colo., and Nick Cleveland of New York City.

Cleveland is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives, and friends.

 

 

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Dorothy Jean Clough

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Dorothy Jean Clough are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Monday at Seminole Church of Christ.

Chris Stinnett is to officiate and interment is to follow service at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Clough, 79, passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 2, 1926 in Sapulpa to Thomas and Dollil (Stanton) Deshazo.

She married Fred Clough on July 17, 1942 in Sapulpa and was one of the secretaries for Moran Enterprises. She was a Seminole resident for over 43 years.

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

Surviving is her husband of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Jewell Clough of Garland, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Fredda and J.R. Pack of Seminole; one brother, George Deshazo of Tulsa; one sister, Cecil Borden of Tulsa; three grandchildren, John Whalon, Don Pack and Dale Pack; six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Casket bearers for the services will be John Whalon, Don Pack, Dale Pack and Derick Pack. Honorary bearer is to be Melvin Moran.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Jerry Clower

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Jerry Charles Clower are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Roy Robertson is to officiate with arrangements being under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Clower, 61, died Monday, April 3, 2006 at his home. He was born Oct. 12, 1944 in Maud to R.C. Clower and Norma Christine (Meek) Clower.

On Oct. 11, 1965 he married Billie Don Shatto in Enid and had attended Bowlegs Schools.

He was retired from Parsons Well Service and as a rig operator in the oilfield. Clower was a member of the Baptist church.

From 1960 – 1962 Clower was a private E-2 in the United States Army in the Infantry Division.

Surviving is his wife of the home; three sons, Jerry LaDale Clower of Cromwell, Joe Bob Clower and Larry Driskill, both of Seminole; one daughter, Billie Jean Clower of Seminole; four brothers, Bobby Joe Clower of Wolf, Phillips Clower and Johnny Pierce, both of Seminole and Joe Pierce of Healdton, Okla.; three sisters, Billie Leonard of Eufaula, Vanessa Pierce of Hamilton, Texas and Laura Hale of Seminole and six grandchildren.

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

 

 

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Donna Cluck

A "life celebration" for former Wewoka resident Donna Lynn (Hatfield) Cluck was held Tuesday, March 14, 2005 in Frisco, Texas.

Cluck, 56, was born on March 14, 1950 in Wynnewood to Farrell and Jo Hatfield. She graduated from Maysville High School in 1968.

The family lived in Wewoka for several years where her father owned Western Auto.

On Aug. 10, 1986 she married Larry Cluck and they lived in Norman and McAlester where she worked as a realtor.

In 2000 the couple then moved to Frisco, Texas where she achieved success in the development of new communities and the sale of new homes.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband Larry Cluck of Frisco; two children, Christopher Kyle Kay of Arlington, Texas and Tanya Kay of Norman; one brother, Ronnie Hatfield of Noble; two grandchildren and four stepchildren, Trent Chad, Sharail and Brent Cluck of Leigh Acres, Fla.

Velma Coates

Funeral services for Konawa native Velma Mae Coates are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Bill Eisenhower Southeast Chapel.

Interment is to follow at 2 p.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery, Seminole under the direction of Bill Eisenhower Funeral Homes, Inc., Del City.

Coates, 93, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006. She was born Aug. 12, 1913 in Konawa.

Her parents, one brother: Alvie Davis, her first husband: Charles Clayton Lakey and her second husband: C.W. Coates preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Charles Lakey of Kingfisher and Dwight Lakey of Del City; two daughters, Narva Wilkerson of Atwood and Joyce Davis of Mustang; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one sister, Vivaree Glover of Seminole.

 

 

 

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Georgia Cole

A memorial service for Seminole resident Georgia Cole is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole.

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

Georgia Cole passed away Friday, Aug. 25, 2006 at the age of 79. She was born on Sept. 4, 1926 in Cromwell to Ernest and Ruth (Jones) Frizzell.

She worked in the health care industry as a caretaker; she also worked through the health department in elder care services.

She loved working with the elderly and children, During World War II she worked in the defense factories in California.

Her parents and one sister, Mary Frizzell preceded her in death.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Julia Cole of Seminole; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnny and Mary Ann Frizzell of Morrison, Okla. and Jackie Don and Barbara Frizzell of Lindsay, Okla.; six sisters and brothers-in-law, Vi and Ivan Baldwin of Riverside, Calif., Billie Fern and Wilmon Davis of Wewoka, Betty Jean and Bill Freeman of San Antonio, Texas, Jimm Ruth Tomlin of Lindsay, Evelyn Kennedy of Lindsay and Linda Sue and Don Thomas of Moore.

She is also survived by two grandchildren and their spouses, Wade and Stacey Cole of Seminole and Shannon and John Owens of Bonhan, Texas and five great-grandchildren, Taylor Harris, Bailey Cole, Garrett Cole, Thomas Cole Owens and Jacee Cole.

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

 

Mabel Collins

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Mabel Collins are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Mabel passed away on Monday, Oct. 23, 2006 in Oklahoma City at the age of 72. She was born on July 3, 1934 in Wewoka to Paul and Grace Mabel (Grey) Burchfield.

On Nov. 10, 1963 she married Herbert Eugene Collins in Seminole.

Her parents and three brothers, Albert Durham, jack Dempsey Burchfield and George Marley Burchfield, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Mary Brawdy of Seminole; daughter, Vicki Osborn of Seminole; adopted son, Billy Osborn of Seminole and sister, Ruth Martin of Shawnee.

She is also survived by three grandchildren and their spouses, Rhonda and husband Shannon Lewis, Rebecca and husband Billy Hart and Robin and husband Rick Leahy; and six great-grandchildren, Jordan Lewis, Kayle Lewis, Cameron Hart, Blaine Hart, Carly Leahy and Jerrod Osborn.

Pallbearers for the services will be: Billy Osborn, Shannon Lewis, Billy Hart, Rick Leahy, Gary Lewis and Rick Martin.

Honorary bearers will be: Jordan Lewis, Blaine Hart and Jerrod Osborn.

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

 

 

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Irene Columbus

Funeral service for former Konawa resident Irene Columbus are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at High Springs Baptist Church with Leon Postoak to officiate.

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

Wake services are scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa and the body is to be moved to the church at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Columbus, 81, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006 at her residence in Oklahoma City. She was born May 15, 1924 in Bowlegs to Alex Maggie and Alice West Moore.

She married Leon Columbus and worked as a riveter at Tinker Field. IN addition, she was a homemaker and member of Central Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

Her parents; one son, Bobby Barnett; one daughter, Sharon Barnett; one brother; two sisters and one great-grandson preceded her in death.

Surviving are six sons, William Melton Jr. of Norman, Samuel Ray Barnett of Bixby, Larry Barnett of Oklahoma City, Alexander Barnett of Norman, Edward Barnett of Oklahoma City and Ricky Columbus of Oklahoma City; four daughters, Jacqueline Barnett of Norman, Kay Roanhorse of Window Rock, Ariz., Johnnie Allen Barnett of Ponca City and Theresa Holman of Ada; former husband, Leon Columbus of Oklahoma City; 32 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

Joe David Compton

Graveside services with military honors are scheduled for longtime Seminole resident Joe David Compton 10 a.m. at Little Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Compton, 74, died Friday, June 9, 2006 at Solara Hospital in Shawnee. He was born June 14, 1931 in Seminole to Homer Ralph Compton and Margaret (Cooper) Compton.

He served in the United States Air Force as a S-Sgt (T) in the Korean War with the 326 Fighter Interceptor Squadron, where he received the Korean Service, Good Conduct, National defense and the United States Service medals.

Compton was also an oilfield machinist who retired in 2006 from Wolfe Machine. He was a charter member of the Seminole Elks Lodge.

His parents, two sisters and one brother preceded him in death.

Surviving is son, David "Pete" Compton of Seminole; daughter, Cherie (Compton) Thompson of Platter; companion, Alice Hall of Seminole and one grandchild.

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

 

 

 

 

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David Conley Sr.

Funeral services for lifelong Wewoka resident David Lee Conley Sr. are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Springs Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Rev. Frank Moppin and Mickey Charles Conley will be officiating.

Wake services will be held tonight from 6 – 8 p.m. at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

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

David passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born Feb. 10, 1952 in Wewoka to Hillard and Irene (Spencer) Conley.

He married Nancy Harris on Dec. 24, 1979 and was baptized Oct. 21, 1984 at Springs Baptist Church by Rev. George Jesse.

David served in the Army National Guard, 1st BN 160th FA and received an honorable discharge on Dec. 18, 1979.

His parents and sister, June Riley preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy of the home; son and daughter-in-law, David Conley Jr. and Teresa of Wewoka; daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Corky Snodgrass of Wewoka; brother and sister-in-law, Mickey Charles and Carolyn Conley of Wewoka; sister and brother-in-law, Francis and Ron Scott of Shawnee; half-brother, Kenneth Conley and wife Carol of Petaluma, Calif.; four grandchildren, Connor Conley, Marlene Scott, Gerran Scott, all of Wewoka and Angel Scott of Cordell and one great-grandchild, Shyanne Donovan of Cordell.

Pallbearers for the services will be Art Garner, Phillip Whitlock Sr., Tommy Johnson, Wilburn Johnson, Chico Sneed and Jason Childers.

Honorary bearers will be the brothers-in-law, Larry Harris, Charles Harris, David Wayne Harris Sr., Roy Dean Harris, Sammy Harris and Edward Giles.

 

 

 

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Arvell Conner

Funeral services for former longtime Konawa resident Arvell Byron "Pete" Conner are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Pastor Quinton Kay is to officiate the services. Interment is to follow at Vista Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Conner, 94 of Tuttle, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at Tuttle Care Center in Tuttle, Okla. He was born June 28, 1911 in Steadman, Okla. to John and Nancy (Scoggins) Conner.

He married Sally "Irene" Conner on July 4, 1934 in Manitou, Okla.

Conner was a veteran who served in the United States Army during World War II. He retired from civil service at Tinker Field and also at an Air Force base in Fairfield, Calif.

He also worked as a police officer, deputy sheriff and as an oil lease broker.

Conner was a longtime member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Konawa where he served as deacon for many years.

His parents; wife, Sally ‘Irene" Conner (July 7, 2004); one son, Donald Monte Conner; two daughters, Linda Jensen and Wanda Conner; one brother and four sisters preceded him in death.

Surviving are several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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

 

Carolyn Cook

Longtime Seminole resident, Carolyn Sue Cook, age 54, passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, in Seminole, Oklahoma at her home.  Carolyn was born on Jan. 1, 1952 to J.C. and Jewel (Kelly) Robbins in Seminole.  

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Ann Mahler officiating. 

Interment will be at Little Cemetery in Seminole County under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Carolyn was a Licensed Practical Nurse for over 25 years where she was currently employed with Seminole Estates Nursing Center. 

She was a member of the Heartland Family Church in Seminole. 

Surviving are her two sons, Jerry Cook of Seminole and Randy Cook of Victoria, Texas; two sisters, Kathy Scott and Connie Robbins, both of Seminole; two grandsons, Justin and Jeremy Cook and a host of other family and friends. 

Her parents preceded Carolyn in death. 

Pall Bearers will be Shawn Poff, Tragg Ranells, Daniel Stillwell, Leroy Mitchell, Bradley Scott, Scott Gray, Chris Mills and Denver Johnson. 

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

 

 

 

 

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Howard Cook

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Howard Cook are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at New Life Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Jim Shaffer to officiate with Rev. Tommy Azlin to assist.

Howard P. Cook, age 93, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2006 at a local nursing home. He was born Aug. 25, 1912 in Lawton to John Elmer Cook and Sarah Pearl (Woods) Cook.

Mr. Cook attended Woods School and was a member of New Life Church Pentecostal Holiness Church. He and Jimmie Ella Autry were married Sept. 4, 1934 in Wewoka.

He was self-employed as Cook Trucking Company and after retiring from the trucking industry in 1976, he raised cattle.

His parents, wife Jimmie Ella Cook (October 1997), son George Allen Cook (December 2004), one grandchild, Randy Streater (June 1989), brothers, Emery, Henry and Fred Cook, sisters, Maude Mae Bunch, Leura Merrell, Elmeta Bently and Marjorie Kiker preceded him in death.

Surviving is son and daughter-in-law, Don Preston Cook and wife Jerretta of Wewoka; daughter, Trevia Sue Streater and husband Darrell of Wewoka; daughter-in-law, Betty Cook of Wewoka and grandchildren, Clifford Cook, Greg Cook, Rhonda Brakhimer, Vickita Slovacek, Tambra Cook, Mike Streater and Dewayne Streater.

 

 

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James A. Cooper

Funeral services for James A. Cooper, son of Seminole resident Albert Cooper, are scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday at Garnand Funeral Home in Lakin, Kans.

Burial will follow in Lakin Cemetery. Visitation has been scheduled for 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Cooper died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006. at High Plains Retirement Village in Larkin, at the age of 54.

He was born Sept. 23, 1952, in San Antonio, Texas, to Albert O. and Lorraine (Hutsell) Cooper.

Being raised in a military family, Cooper grew up in many different places.

After his education, he lived in Michigan, Ohio and Oklahoma while mainly working as a restaurant manager.

He married Cheryl A. Malley on Aug. 19, 1972, in Pinconning, Mich.

He moved to Garden City, Kans., in 1989 and became manager of the Taylor Food Mart.

He later went to work in the supply room at Tyson beef plant.

He moved to Lakin in 1998.

He was a builder and enjoyed woodwork.

After he became disabled, he began quilting, knitting and crocheting to keep his hands busy and to be productive.

He also enjoyed 3D puzzles and designing things.

Cooper was preceded in death by his mother and one son, Anthony Cooper.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl, of the home; one daughter, Chrystal L. Sims of Lakin; one son, James A. Cooper II, of Lakin; his father, Albert Cooper, Seminole; two brothers, Al and Curtis Cooper, both of Seminole; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to the High Plains Retirement Village in care of the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to garnandfh@sbcglobal.net.

Lewis Cornelius

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Lewis Franklin Cornelius, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole.

Rev. Gary Green is to officiate with services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Cornelius, 86, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006 at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City. He was born on April 30, 1920 in Cogar, Okla. to Lewis Alexander and Mable Irene (Kelly) Cornelius.

On Sept. 26, 1939 he married Clara Marie Alexander in Chandler.

He served in the United States Marines as a Private 1st Class, Company I 3rd Battalion, with the 45th Division 27 Marine on Iwo Jima Island during World War II.

There he received a Purple Heart, bronze star for bravery and was decorated as a sharp shooter. Cornelius was discharged in 1945.

He worked for Wilson and Company in Oklahoma City for 25 years and after that he retired from Tinker Air Force base, where he worked as a parts specialist.

His parent; one daughter, Peggy Neu (Sept. 3, 2006); one grandson, Damien John Anthony (2002) and two sisters, Ila Lowery and Liddie (who died as an infant) preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Clara Marie Cornelius of Seminole; daughter, Frankie Hollon of Seminole; two brothers, Elmer Cornelius of Lookeba, Okla., Ralph Cornelius of Wannette; six sisters, Hazel Metcalf of marble City, Okla., Alene Green of More, Lillian Baker of Moore, Lydia Bybee of Newcastle, Cassie Fisher of Oklahoma City and Helen Britton of Binger, Okla.; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Casket bearers for the services will be Brent Jones, Pat Skaggs, Steve Hamilton, Dustin Hamilton, John Anthony and Mark McCown.

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

 

 

 

 

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Jimmy Dale Cortez

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident Jimmy Dale Cortez, "Jimmy Rock," are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Manuel Rivas, Jr. is to officiate and services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Cortez died Saturday, May 6, 20006 after a lengthy illness. He was born Oct. 10, 1953 to Joe Cortez, Sr. and Polly Rivas Cortez.

He loved music and could often be found singing with the band or performing karaoke at his favorite hangout.

Cortez served his country from 1975 – 1978 in the United States Army as a private first class.

His parents and one brother, Joe Cortez, Jr. preceded him in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Summer and Cheyanne and their mother Rhonda Fagan and son Chad of Blanchard; two brothers, Johnny Cortez and Fred Cortez, both of Oklahoma City and four sisters, Rose Cortez of Oklahoma City, Betty Jean Vasquez of Shawnee, Pauline Wells and Betty Lou Vaut, both of Seminole.

 

 

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Judith Irene Cosar

Funeral services for Konawa resident Judith Irene Cosar are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cedar Creek Indian Baptist church.

Rev. George Harjochee and Rev. Dorsey Nero are to officiate with interment at the Cosar Family Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Judith passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada. She was born Jan. 20, 1939 in Des Moines, Iowa to Roy R. Bath and Veronica (O’Brien) Bath.

Mrs. Cosar will lie in state at the funeral home until 4 p.m. today and her body will then be moved to Cedar Creek Indian Baptist Church where a wake service will take place at 8 p.m.

She married Roman Cosar on March 17, 1961 in Kansas City, Mo. and moved to Konawa in 1964.

Mrs. Cosar has worked as a sewing machine operator and was a homemaker. She was a member of Spring Baptist Church of Sasakwa.

She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by all.

Her parents and her husband, Roman Cosar in 1983, preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sons, Aaron Cosar and his wife Justen of Midwest City, Roy Cosar and his wife Robin of Ada and Jesse Cosar of Konawa; one daughter, Fannie Meashintubby and her fiancé Amos Morphis of Konawa; seven grandchildren, Christopher Cosar, Roman Cosar, Jesica Cosar, Alisha Cosar, Amber Cosar, Ryan Cosar and Rayce Cosar and one great-grandchild, Danielle Billie.

Serving as casket bearers will be Glenn Knighton, Jimmy Knighton, John Morphis, Mark Porter, Billie Porter and Billy Don Sanderson.

Honorary bearers will be Amos Morphis, William Martin and Scott Johnson.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Larry Cossey

A celebration of life for Larry Joe Cossey has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

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

Mr. Larry Joe Cossey, age 56 of Burns, Tenn. passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006. Joe peacefully entered into rest after a long battle with cancer.

He was born in Oklahoma City, but raised in Tribbey, Okla., the son of Gene Cossey and the late Elsie Marie Northcutt Cossey.

He was a very supportive and gentle man that dedicated his life to his family, friends and the music industry.

Joe was an accomplished musician and songwriter; his instrument of choice was the electric bass guitar. The past five years, he has been the bass guitarist for country music artist, Mel McDaniel.

His music career began in Oklahoma as a band member and singer backing numerous country music artists.

He was the recipient of the Oklahoma Country Music Association Bass Player of the year award. In 1992, Joe moved to Nashville to continue pursuing his career.

His love and talent for songwriting awarded him in 1995 by winning 1st place in the country category of Billboard Magazine’s songwriting contest, and again in 1998 as a winner of the TNN songwriting contest.

He fulfilled a dream by playing on the Grand Ole Opry. The Grand Ole Opry made an incredible and unforgettable impact on Joe and his family for the support he received in his career and during his illness.

He is survived by wife, Malinda Cossey, Burns, Tenn.; father, Gene Cossey, Tecumseh; daughter, Jacy Cable and her husband Denson, McAlester; granddaughter, Bren Marie Cable, McAlester; sister, Janis Brooks and her husband Randy, Wewoka; nieces and nephews, Dr. Stephen and Johnita Walker, Fred and Wendy Argo all of Wewoka and Jeff and Jeri Brooks, Oklahoma City; longtime friend, Lyndel East, White Bluff, Tenn.; several great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews and loyal friends.

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of Vanderbilt Oncology Dept. and Alive Hospice for their care and comfort.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bertha Cotton

Funeral services for former longtime Wewoka resident Bertha Cotton are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2006 at the Sacred Heart Church in Konawa. Father Matthew Brown will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home of Pauls Valley.

A rosary service will be held at the funeral home at 6:30 p.m, on Thursday.

Cotton died Tuesday, July 4, 2006 in Pauls Valley at the age of 97. She was born to Charles and Pauline (Hunt) McNally on May 7, 1909 in Coalgate.

She grew up and attended school in Coalgate and graduated in McAlester.

Along with her husband, Bob, they owned and operated Quality Cleaners in Wewoka for more than 30 years.

She was a member of the Wewoka Catholic Church.

Cotton was an excellent seamstress and she worked doing alterations in her home in Pauls Valley until 2000.

For the past five years, Cotton made her home with her niece Geraldine.

Her husband, Robert "Bob" Cotton in December of 1984; two brothers, Dan McNally and Charles McNally; and five sisters, Catherine Cassidy, Pauline Williamson, Carlotta Edler, Mary Logan, and Robena Bennett Campbell preceded her in death.

She is survived by her niece, Geraldine Embree, Pauls Valley.

Robert ‘Don’ Cox

Funeral services for Seminole resident Robert "Don" Cox are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Jimmy Moreland and J.C. Simpson are to officiate and interment is to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Cox, 74, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at his home. He was born on Dec. 14, 1931 in Seminole to Willis Bishop and Stella Mae (Austin) Cox.

Don spent three years in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1950. Soon after that he married Doris Dean Pitts on July 4, 1950 in Konawa.

He went to work in the oilfields and retired in 1994 as president of the Seminole Company, a prominent oilfield service company in Seminole for many years. During his employment he was blessed with precious friendships that brought him joy and endured through the years.

Don loved to fish, hunt and watch football. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many. His quick wit and sense of humor will long be remembered.

He was a member of the Lord’s Community Church in Seminole and received a great deal of support and encouragement from his church family, especially during the course of his illness.

His parents, son Ronnie Cox, two brother, Earl Cox and Willis Bishop Cox Jr. and three sisters, Mary Cox, Addie Bell Gittel and one infant preceded him in death.

Don is survived by his wife, Doris Dean Cox of the home; daughter, Donna Cox of Jones; daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Dale Babb of Ada; daughter-in-law Leora Cox of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Katherine Bennight of Jacksonville, N.C. and Billie Jean Barrientos of Wichita, Kan and six grandchildren, Toni Pack, Brain Babb, Robert Babb, Valerie Dorsey, Rhawni Mendenhall and Lyle Pitts.

In addition, one sister-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Carol and Reford Mills of Seminole and Dewey Pitts of Ringling; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter, many nieces, nephew, friends and his church family survive him.

Casket bearers for the services will be Brian Babb, Robert Babb, Michael Mills, Sheldon Mills, Don Pack and Derrick pack. Honorary bearers will be Leniol Wright, Reford Mills and Robert lemmings.

 

 

 

 

 

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George Craton

Funeral services for Former Seminole County resident George Craton are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church of Leonard, Texas. Rev. Willie Johnson and Charles Wrenn will be officiating.

Burial and a graveside service will follow at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Ryan Cemetery in Ryan, Okla. under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home in Leonard.

George Craton, age 73 of Leonard, Texas, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006 at the Red River Regional Hospital in Bonham, Texas. He was born Feb. 11, 1933 in Healdton, Okla. as the son of Homer and Mildred Craton.

On Nov. 15, 1986 he married Jeannie Leggett in Bowlegs and was a Chemical Engineer. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Leonard.

He served in the United States Army.

Surviving is his wife, Jeannie Craton of Leonard; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Susan Craton of Bella Vista, Ark. and Steve and Micki Craton of Seminole; sister and brother-in-law, Anne and Joe Maziarz of Wimberly, Texas; sister-in-law, Patsy Craton of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Tyler and Mikayla Craton; and several nieces and nephews.

 

 

 

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Helen Cravens

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident Helen Isabelle Cravens are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Michael Vanlandingham officiating.

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

Cravens passed away Monday, Aug. 14, 2006 in Upland, Calif. at the age of 93 years.

She was born in Morris, Okla. and worked for General Dynamic Aircraft in the soldering department.

On Oct. 21, 1935 she married Walter Cravens and he preceded her in death in 1991.

Survivors include daughters, Mildred Paar and husband Fred of Hudson, Fla. and Betty Dunkel of Lansing, Mich.; sons, Frank Cravens and wife Kathy and John Cravens and wife Donna, all of Upland, Calif.; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Larry T. Crawford

Funeral services for Rev. Larry T. Crawford are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, at the First Baptist Church of Seminole. Bishop Bobby L. Williams and Pastor Richard Gains will officiate the service.

Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole with military honors.

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

Rev. Larry T. Crawford, Sr., 55-year-old longtime Seminole resident and minister passed from this life Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at his home in Seminole. He was born Feb. 2, 1951 in Seminole to parents, Jesse Crawford and Charleszetta M. (Woodfork) Crawford.

Larry graduated from Seminole High School in 1969 where he was an avid basketball player who made "Five Star Conference" player of the year in 1969.

He received his Associates degree from Oscar Rose in Midwest City, and a Bachelors degree in business administration at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

Larry continued on to join the United States Air Force and served in Vietnam earning the rank of Master Sergeant in the 507 SP Reserve Unit.

On June 8, 1974 in Oklahoma City Larry married Jeraldine L. Shaw. He returned to Seminole 22 years ago from Oklahoma City to become the pastor of Galilee Baptist Church.

He also still holds his membership at the Community Baptist Church in Norman.

Rev. Crawford along with his wife, Sister Jeraldine Crawford, recently relocated and still pastored the church, now located at 338 West Russell Street in Seminole, which now goes by "Galilee Baptist Temple of Praise and Deliverance".

Larry was soon to retire from Tinker Air Force Base where he has worked as a machinist for many years.

His grandparents, Jesse and Frances Woodfork, his biological grandmother, Estela Parker and his uncle Jesse Woodfork, Jr. preceded him in death.

Rev. Crawford leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Sister Jeraldine L. Crawford of the home; parents, Jesse and Charleszetta Crawford of Oklahoma City; three sons, Larry Crawford, Jr., Cornelius Crawford and his wife Renea’ and Timothy Tyree Crawford, all of Seminole; two daughters, Travetta Williams of Seminole and LaDonna K. Crawford-Bassey of Oklahoma City.

In addition, Rev. Crawford leaves behind one brother and sister-in-law, Minister Earl Michael Crawford and his wife Geraldina of Oklahoma City; 10 grandchildren, Shaon Williams, Ashanta Crawford, Steven Proctor, Keerry Crawford, Larry Crawford III, Aaliyha Crawford, Martess Williams, Shuniece Crawford, Atlanta Crawford and Trevon Williams and one great-granddaughter, Hailey Colvin.

Casket bearers will be: Pastor C.L. Prevost, Pastor Famous Cochran, Pastor Clive Cochran, Pastor Willie Guient, Pastor Delbert Love, Pastor Michael Robertson and Minister Nathan Williams, Pastor William Ramson, and Pastor Larry Payne.

Honorary bearers will be: Pastor B.G. Renfro, Pastor Emmitt Elbert, Minister Kirk Garfield, Deacon Theodore Rivers, Roy Winrow, Deacon Bobby Woodmore, Minister Larry Smith and Minister Gilbert Reese.

Flower bearers for the services will be pastors and minister’s wives.

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





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Fay L. Crosby

Funeral services for Earlsboro resident Fay L. (Hughes) Crosby were held today at 2 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Chapel with Dwayne Dennis officiating.

Interment followed at little Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Crosby, 71 passed away Friday, Feb. 3, 2006 in Shawnee. She was born in Ray City, Okla. Nov. 14, 1934 to Roy Jackson and Ruby Nora (Pollard) Hughes.

She has lived most of her life in Pottawatomie County (Ray City, Maud, Shawnee and many years in Earlsboro). Fay was a graduate of Maud High School.

On Aug. 29, 1958 she married Joe M. Crosby at the Church of Christ in Shawnee. He preceded her n death on Sept. 4, 1998.

She was a homemaker as well as a worker at Tinker Air Force Base, the Sylvania Electric Plant, the United Methodist Day Care in Seminole and as an LPN at Mission Hill.

Fay was a member of the Earlsboro Booster Club, the Pott. County Genealogy Club, Earlsboro Clown Troop and was a 4-H Club Leader in Earlsboro.

Her husband; a son, Joey Crosby in 1972; her parents and two brothers, Joe and ray Hughes preceded her in death.

Surviving is her sister, Nora Cole of Drumright; brother, Homer Hughes of Shreveport, La.; four nephews, Joe Hughes and Jerry Hughes, both of Houston, Texas, Roy Cole of Oklahoma City and John Hughes of Shreveport, La.; two nieces, Sharon Davenport of Houston, Texas and Tanja Kennedy of Maine; special friends, Don and Karen Meshew and Joe and Amber Curtis, all of Shawnee and many friends and extended family.

LaVenia Cross

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident LaVenia Estel Cross are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Lydel Bowin officiating.

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

Cross 76, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006 in Oklahoma City. She was born Nov. 1, 1929in Sasakwa to Albert and Lucille (Newman) Conger.

On Sept. 4, 1949 she married Norman Cross in Oklahoma City. She was a member of the Church of Christ and at the time of her death she was making her home in Yukon.

Her parents, husband and sister, Hazel Conger preceded her in death.

Surviving is her son Mike Cross of El Reno; three daughters, Gail Richmond of Yukon, Beverly Bowen of Seiling and Vickie Fallis of Long Dale, Okla. and 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be Ronnie Sexton, Johnnie Sexton, Robert Evans, Brian Cross, Steve Cross and Travis Richmond.

 

 

 

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Alfred Frank Curb

Funeral service for longtime Seminole resident Alfred Frank Curb will be held, Monday, Jan. 23, 2006 at 10 a.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Interment with military honors provided by the Seminole Nation Honor Guard and the United States Marines Military Honors Team, at 2 p.m. at Resthaven Memory Gardens, 500 SW 104th Street in Oklahoma City.

Officiating will be Forrest Weast, Nick Hamilton, Cecil Spoonemore and Herschel Davis.

Alfred Frank Curb, 80 year old, longtime Seminole resident went to be with his Lord on Jan. 19, 2006 at his home in Seminole. He was born in Hollis, Oklahoma on Oct. 8, 1925.

Alfred made his profession of faith in Jesus at the age of eight. His family had a strong Baptist heritage with two of his uncles preaching for over 100 years of combined service.

During Curb’s senior year at Luther High School in 1944, he entered the United States Marines. He received his diploma in 1946 after his World War II service.

He attended Oklahoma State University for two years and Spartan School of Aeronautics for one year.

During World War II in 1944, Curb was assigned to the 1st Marine Division, 11th Regiment, 2nd Battalion, D Battery. He will be remembered for his action at Okinawa. This battle lasted for 82 days beginning on April 1, 1945.

After the surrender of Japan, he served in China during the occupation. Curb received his honorable discharge with the rank of Corporal on May 6, 1946. After the service, he was a V.F.W. member for several years.

Al married Betty Jo (McClure) Curb on May 25, 1951 in Midwest City, Okla. Together they have lived in Seminole for the past 41 years moving there from Del City, Okla.

In 1976, Curb retired as a Property Disposal Specialist (Inspector) from Tinker Air Force Base after 30 years of civil service.

Al was a Strothers community Scoutmaster for both Boy and Cub Scouts.

Curb was ordained as a deacon at Twin Oak Baptist Church in Seminole, on July 18, 1965. He taught Sunday school classes. He served as the Church treasurer for many years. The Curbs also held church fellowships and prayer meetings in their home.

Al was involved with the South Canadian Baptist Association Brotherhood work and served as a driver and sponsor for several Falls Creek Baptist Assemblies near Davis, Okla.

Curb was active in the Strothers Athletic Booster Club and in later years supported Varnum basketball (except when playing Strother). Al and Betty Jo Curb were honored by having their names placed on the Strother "Hall of Fame" plaque.

The Curbs invited varsity basketball teams, coaches and cheerleaders to several annual New Year’s Eve parties.

He enjoyed fishing, camping, family genealogy and loved to take pictures and videos. Curb contributed to several historical museums in Lincoln, Love and Oklahoma Counties. In addition to supporting Twin Oak Baptist Church, he also supported mission work.

Curb hoped, upon finding out about his terminal cancer last September, to live long enough to celebrate his 80th birthday. He was pleased that it was attended by 87 special people.

Mr. Curb is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty Jo Curb of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Russell L. and Jeanette Curb of Elk City and Ronald F. and Lisa Curb of Newcastle; three sisters, Aileen Rosell of Ogden, Utah, Nina Lascurain of Lubbock, Texas and Reba Cotton of Moore; three grandchildren, Tiffany Inman of Seminole, Nicholas Curb of Elk City, and Tara Curb of Newcastle and one great-granddaughter, Madisyn Inman of Seminole.

Preceding him in death were his parents, P.W. "Pink" and Editha Curb; five brothers, Floyd, Aaron, Joe, Ersa and Earl Curb and three sisters, Beata Curb, Birdie Lou Dickerson and Elissa Reifsteck.

Casket Bearers and honorary casket bearers will be; (nephews, grand-nephews, close friends and men of Twin Oak Baptist Church), Forrest Dickerson, Tom Curb, Phillip Curb, Doug Curb, Dale Bell, Don Bell, Dan Carpenter, Robert Shelby, Larry McClure, Gary Curb, Fred Talley, Larry Cotton, Tommie Talley, Perry Cotton, Vic Underwood, Gary Montgomery, Jim Davis, Herschel Davis, Jim Barnes, Junior Evans, John Lovelady, Tommie Rammage, Larry Roper, Cecil Spoonemore, Steven Quinalty, Joe North, Wendell Payne and Eddie Carter and deacons, Steven Quinalty, Junior Evans, John Lovelady, Tommie Rammage and Larry Roper.

The casket will be open until service time and will not be opened after. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

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

 

 

 

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Terry Dallas

A private cremation service has been scheduled for Seminole resident Terry Jay Dallas.

Dallas, 42, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006 at his home in Seminole. He was born Dec. 22, 1963 in Houston, Texas to parents Clarence William Dallas and Patricia Marie (Hill) Dallas.

He was a custodian for Coates Metal Works in Seminole and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Hillsboro, Mo.

His parents, one sister, Tina Dallas, one brother, Shawn Dallas and one nephew, Jon Woodruff preceded him n death.

Survivors include four brothers, Patrick Dallas of Seminole, Tim Dallas of Perrysville, Mo., Larry Backer of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. and Clarence Dallas of Festus, Mo. and two sisters, Penny Woodruff of Seminole and Connie Page of Alta Loma, Calif.

 

 

 

 

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Phyllis Darby

A Private Family Service will be held for longtime Shawnee resident, Phyllis Louise Darby.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Phyllis passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2006 in Shawnee at the age of 78. She was born on July 4, 1927 to Amos Charles and Nora (Ozbirn) Bruner.

Phyllis was affiliated with the Methodist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be missed very much by family and friends.

Her parents; one daughter, Susan R. Richmond and brothers, Victor Duncan and Robert Duncan preceded her in death.

She is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and David Sober of Oklahoma City, Jimmie and Jim Bowen of Chandler, Robbie and Andy Frye of Pryor, and Della and Quinn Sellers of Earlsboro.

Phyllis is also survived by ten grandchildren, Craig, Tracy, Philip, Christie, Justin, Shawn, Julie, Sheila, Jenny and Samantha and seventeen great grandchildren.

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

 

 

 


Ethel Darnell

Graveside services for former Seminole area resident Ethel Mae Darnell are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Rossville Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

The cemetery is located in Lincoln County. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Darnell, 93 of Bristow, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2006 at Rainbow Nursing Home in Bristow. She was born June 28, 1913 in San Saba, Texas to Reddick L. Arrant and Ivy Beanthey (Bridges) Arrant.

She lived in the Seminole area before moving to Shawnee, and later moved to Bristow.

Darnell was a seamstress by trade.

Her parents; one son, Helmuth Peace Jr., one great-granddaughter and one brother, Virgil Ray Arrant preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Merion Peace of Checotah and Melvin Ray Peace of Morristown, Ariz.; three daughters, Laura "Bennie" Pattison of Checotah, Della Mae Milner of Bristow and Lois Corene Johnson of Oklahoma City; 15 children, 42 great-grandchildren and 33 great-great grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

Kenneth Darr

Longtime Seminole resident Kenneth Dale Darr passed away on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at the age of 53 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 20, 1953, to Roy Eugene and Georgia Mae (Burkhart) Darr in Seminole.

Kenneth was a beloved husband, father, brother and friend.

A graduate of New Lima High School, he was a hard worker and valued employee of Don Ellis Engine Service and an avid car enthusiast.

He loved his family deeply and was an inspiration to all that met and knew him.

He will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed and fortunate enough to know him.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Barbara Ann Jackson Darr, of the home; two daughters, Kimberly Amanda "Mandy" Darr and Ashley Darr, both of the home; mother-in-law, Doris Jackson of Seminole; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Gene and Peggy Darr of Noble, Gary and Kellie Darr, Mineral Wells, Texas, Alan and Lisa Darr and Tim and Debbie Darr, all of Seminole; one brother-in-law, Johney Jackson and wife, Vera, of Houston, Texas; sisters-in-law, Linda Jackson, Oklahoma City, Shirely Jackson Clute and husband John and daughter, Sierra, of Lakewood, Colo.; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and a host of other family and friends also survive him.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, at Highway Baptist Church with Mike Raines and Carl Whitfield officiating.

Pallbearers will include Val Harmon, Mike Brown, John Gosa, Chris Darr, Dusty Darr and Trey Darr.

 

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Alta Jewel Davis

Funeral services for Seminole resident Alta Jewel Davis are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, Wewoka.

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

Alta passed away Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006 at the age of 85 years. She was born Jan. 28, 1921 in Wilson, Okla. to Joseph and Lillie (Dunigan) Hunt.

She attended Wilson Schools and was a member of Hilltop Freewill Baptist Church. She married Crawford Davis and was a homemaker.

Her parents, son, Jessie Davis and grandson, Heath Davis preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Crawford Davis of Seminole; sons and their wives, James and Wilma Davis and Crawford and Sandra Davis, all of Wewoka, Gary and Nancy Davis of Ardmore, Carolyn and Bob Camp of Wewoka, Linda and Mike Notz of Roswell, N.M. and sister, bertha Richardson of Texarkana, Texas.

 

 

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Jack Davis

Funeral services for life long Seminole resident Jack Davis are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Danny Grimms officiating.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, North of Seminole.

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

Jack passed away Saturday morning at Seminole Medical Center after a lengthily illness. He was born on May 22, 1919 to Claud and Dessie Byers Davis.

Jack joined the Civilian Conservation Comp when he was 19 years old. He worked a year driving heavy equipment building roads in Colorado.

Jack married Maxine Curtess Castleberry on May 2, 1942.

Six months later Jack left for the Army, he was sent to Miami Beach, Fla. for basic training, Maxine soon followed. They spent three months there, he then was sent to Lincoln, Neb. 

He left for overseas duty in September of that year.  Jack spent time in England then was sent to Iceland where he spent the remainder of his time there.

He was discharged in December of 1945 and returned to Seminole to meet his wife who was coming in from California where she had been working as a welder in the Kaiser shipyard.

Jack went to work soon after for Canadian Valley Electric. He worked there 32 years ending up with the title of Right a Way Coordinator, during that time he also did Electrical work at nights and week ends. 

In 1977 Jack left Canadian Valley to start his own Business "Jack Davis Electric". He owned and operated the business until his death.

He was a loving husband and father, always playing with grandchildren. In two weeks he would have had his first great grandson, Jaxson.

He leaves behind his wife, Maxine Davis of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Sherry Davis and daughter, Pamela Kay Daniel; three sisters, Irene Henry of Stockton, Calif., Ida Willard of Red Oak and Rachel Dye of Oklahoma City and one brother, Lester Davis of Stockton, Calif.

His grandchildren, Zach Davis, Angela Davis, Brock Daniel, Nicole Davis Daniel and Randy Sigle and numerous nieces and nephews also survive him. Zach and his wife Amanda will be the parents of Jaxson Davis to be born in two weeks.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Lydia Long of Modesto, Calif., Bertha Micheal of Stockton, Calif.; two brothers; Lee Davis of Seminole and Donald Davis of Stockton, Calif.

Jack was known and loved by many people.

Pallbearers will be; Zach Davis, Rick Davis, Randy Sigle, Blaine Janes, Dwane Crites, and Brock Daniel.

Honorary Bearers will be Dr. Robert Wieck, Paul Coots, Walter Sutton and Doc Duval, and Bob Snow.

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

 

 

 

 

PFC, Jack Davis
United States Air Force
1942 – 1945
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Mavis Davis

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Mavis Harlene Davis were held today at 11:30 a.m. at Little Cemetery with Earl Scroggins officiating.

Services were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Davis, 66, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006 in Shawnee. She was born July 11, 1940 in Lane, Okla. to Hirum Lucius Bryant and Berniece Cleoeta Cramphin.

She moved to Seminole 13 years ago from Santa Rosa, Calif. and worked as a nurse’s aid at Pioneer Nursing Home and most recently at Rescare in Shawnee.

Davis was a member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church in Holdenville.

Surviving are two sons, Gary Davis of Holdenville and Curtis Davis of Dallas, Texas; one daughter, Kim McGinnis of Seminole; one sister, Teresa Hillstrom of San Antonio, Texas and 12 grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

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Mollie Davis

Graveside services for longtime Wewoka resident are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Joe factor officiating.

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

Davis, 85, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006 at Carl Albert Indian Hospital. She was born Nov. 24, 1920 to Jimmy Davis and Nettie Bruner.

She attended school during her early years at Mekusukey Academy and was retired from Ben’s Restaurant.

Her parents, two sisters, Ella Mae Davis and Lucille Davis Lens preceded her in death.

Surviving are four nieces, Brenda King of Wewoka, Ella Lena White of Oklahoma City, Bonnie Lena of Panama City, Fla. and Wanda June Parks Coke and two nephews, Amos Lena of Bowlegs and Jimmy Lena of Seminole.

 

 

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Myrtle Davis

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Myrtle Ellen Davis are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Maple Grove Cemetery.

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

Davis, 87, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006 at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City. She was born June 17, 1919 in Desoto, Kan. to George Pinkney Davis and Flora Elizabeth (Bolinger) Davis.

She retired from Southwestern Bell following 30 years of service and then worked for seven years at the Wrangler plant in Seminole.

Davis was a member of the Ideal Street Baptist Church and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.

Her parents; sisters, Helen Wallis, Novena Davis, Marie Davis, Georgia Sipes and Rebecca Hayden and brothers, William Davis, Floyd Davis, Raymond Davis and Fred Davis.

Surviving is her brother Thomas Davis of College Station, Texas.

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

 

 

Roger Davis

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Roger Daniel Davis are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church, Wewoka.

Rev. Earlis Bert, Sr., St. Stephens Baptist Church is to officiate. Interment is to follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Davis, 88, died Sunday, April 2, 2006 at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born July 16, 1917 in Yeager to Warren Davis, Sr. and Rosetta Eliza Jefferson.

They moved to Wewoka and set up residency during his childhood. Davis worked for Consumer Oil for 15 years and was a member of Scipio Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. F.D. Cochran, Sr.

His parents, three brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Rosetta Eliza Davis of the home; son, Freddy Davis, Sr. of Oklahoma City and a host of grandchildren.

Sue Ann Davis

Funeral services for Sue Ann Davis are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rock Springs Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Wake services are scheduled for Friday from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. at the Rock Springs Baptist Church, Sasakwa.

Interment will follow services at the Rock Springs Church Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Davis, 34 of Oklahoma City, died Monday, March 20, 2006 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born on Oct. 29, 1971 to Emily (Samuels) and Homer Davis in Lawton. She was a dietary aid.

Her brother, John Davis and paternal and maternal grandparents, Quanita and George Davis and Joel and Edna Samuels preceded her in death.

She is survived by her mother and father, Emily and Homer Davis, (formerly of Seminole); one son, Terry McBride; three daughters, Samantha Ann Davis, Emily Dawn Davis and Heather McBride; brother, Steven Dewayne Davis and sister, Kimberly Davis, all of Midwest City.

Casket Bearers will be Anthony Davis, Bobby Fortner, Glen Davis, Jr., Homer Davis, Jordan Fortner, and Jonas Jacob. Honorary Bearers will be Bobby Lee Fortner, Andrew Salaar, and John Wesley Davis.

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



George Dawson

Funeral services for former Seminole resident George Winfrey Dawson were held on Sept. 29, 2006 in Long Beach, Calif.

Dawson, 81, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006 at his home in Long Beach, Calif. He was born May 3, 1925 in Tulsa to Guiles and Rita Dawson.

He was a graduate of Seminole High School who was employed for many years at Gateway Termite Company.

Dawson was a gifted floral designer and enjoyed gardening, fishing and camping.

His wife of 37 years, Harriet, preceded him in death.

Surviving are sons, George Kent Dawson, Guiles Keith Dawson and Steve Clement; daughters, Paula Dawson and Donna Breslin; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

Eloise C. Dickenson

Funeral services for Holdenville native Eloise C. (Harjo) Dickenson are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa with Rev. Frank Moppin officiating.

Interment is to follow in Spring Baptist Church Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cole Funeral Home, 1113 W. Fifth, McGregor, Texas.

Dickenson of Moody, Texas died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006 at the age of 86. She was born June 9, 1920 in Holdenville to Robert B. and Edith (Higgs) Fish.

She was a 1938 graduate of Grand Mission High School in Granado, Ariz. and on Feb. 9, 1939 she married Charles B. Harjo who preceded her in death on March 10, 1977.

Dickenson was employed as a seamstress for 15 years at Big Yank Factory in Wewoka.

In 1992, she moved to Moody from Oklahoma and married Clayton Vernon Dickenson on June 26, 1993 at Willow Grove Baptist Church in Moody. On Dec. 23, 1997 he preceded her in death.

Survivors include son, Johnny Notah of Mesa, Ariz.; three daughters, Charlyn Starey of Spencer, Okla., Lahoma Bise of Sasakwa and Rosie Britton of McGregor, Texas; one brother, Robert B. Fish Jr. of Wewoka; one sister, Evelyn Shelton of Fort Smith, Ark; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; four stepsons and three stepdaughters.

 

 

 

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Earl Dill Jr.

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Earl Dill Jr. were held in Wichita Falls, Texas, on July 7, 2006, under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.

Minister Gil Peters officiated the service.

Interment followed at Riverside Cemetery in Wichita Falls.

Dill died at the age of 77, on July 3, 2006.

He was born in El Dorado, Kan., on Jan. 13, 1929, to the late Earl Vernon and Alta Lenore (Waterman) Dill.

Dill serviced in the U.S. Air Force, and was later a member of the Texas Electronics Association for many years, serving as president of his local chapter.

He worked as a television and microwave oven technician for over 50 years.

Dill was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Rosalie Ann Northcott, and his daughter, Cydney Kay.

Survivors include his sister, Marjorie Galpin, Seminole; a brother, Clarence Wayne, of Tulsa; a son, Rory Allen, of Wichita Falls; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Homer Dobbins

Funeral services for longtime Maud resident Homer Dobbins are scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday at the Church of Christ in Maud with Frank Brewer officiating.

Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud with military honors.

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

Homer Dobbins, 85, passed from this life Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006 at Seminole Medical Center. He was born Sept. 30, 1920 in Sage, Ark. to parents Dewey Schofield Dobbins and Sallie (Helm) Dobbins.

Mr. Dobbins had served in the United States Navy during World War II. He received and honorable discharge on Feb. 2, 1946.

He had attained the rank of storekeeper first class.  He also received the Good Conduct medal and the Victory medal.

After his military service Dobbins worked over 30 years as a postal clerk at the Maud Post Office. He was also a member of the Maud Church of Christ.

Mr. Dobbins is survived by two nieces, Sue Bohannon and her husband Gary Bohannon of Maud and Sally Kelton of Oklahoma City; one sister-in-law, Frances Dobbins of Humble, Texas; great nieces and nephews, Lisa and Sean Troub of Chickasha, Kim and Shane O'Daniel of Weatherford, Stephanie and Aaron Corbett of Oklahoma City and Jeffrey Kelton of Norman; two great-great nieces, one great-great nephew, and a host of other family and friends.

His parents; one brother, Thomas Dobbins; one sister, Mary Pate and one nephew, Tommy Pate preceded him in death.

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

 

 

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Johnny Dodson

Graveside services for Wewoka native and former Cromwell resident, Johnny Leroy Dodson, were held today at 2 p.m. at the Bearden Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah.

Dodson, 64, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 at his Bearden home. He was born Aug. 26, 1942 in Wewoka.

Dodson lived most of his life in Cromwell before moving to Checotah. For the past four years he has been living in Bearden.

On Aug. 26, 1961 he married Ellen Rose Anderson in Surprise, Ariz. and worked as a mechanic for many years.

He enjoyed his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are his four children, Eddie Dodson of Bearden, Regina Taylor of Conway, Ark., Tonya Castoe of Okemah and Johnny Dodson of Okemah; seven brothers, Boyce, Jami, Bobby, Hardy, Bill, Edward and Archie; three sisters, Joyce, Jewel and Irene; 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services were James Whisnant, Charles Castoe, Robert Schmidkofer, Francis Underwood, Rick White and Lonnie Cheatwood.

 

 

 

Jesse Doolen

Graveside services for Wewoka native, Jesse "Bucky" Doolen, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Vamoosa Cemetery with Rev. Stacy Ross officiating.

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

Doolen, 58 of Oklahoma City, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006 at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was born Aug. 12, 1948 in Wewoka to Jesse and Georgia Lenora (Ward) Doolen.

He was of the Baptist faith and worked as a heavy equipment truck driver in the oilfield.

His father preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother, Georgia Lenora Doolen of Oklahoma City; one son, Jesse Dwayne Doolen of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Bernice Reeves of Oklahoma City and Sonia Harrington of Choctaw; one brother, Henry "Pete" Peters of Newcastle; one sister, Sheila McKeel of Tuttle and loving friend, Peggy Smith of Choctaw.

 

 

 

 

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John Charles Driver

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident John Charles Driver are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Odis McCray officiating.

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

Driver, 59, died Sunday, March 12, 2006 in his home. He was born May 12, 1946 in Seminole to Charles Leslie Driver and Betty Jo (Humphrey) Chadwell.

After graduating from Seminole High School, he married Bobette Burgess and was a security officer for Seminole Nation Development Authority at Mystic Wind Casino.

Driver was a National Guardsman in California and member of First Baptist Church in Seminole.

His father and his wife (June 15, 1994) preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother, Betty Jo Chadwell of Seminole; one son, Brad Driver of Seminole; one daughter, Crystal Baldwin of Davenport and six grandchildren.

Casket bearers for the services will be Steven Kilgore, Denver Johnson, George Dees, Richard Northcott, Richard Springs, Jack Northcott and Billy Baldwin.

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

 

 

 

 

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Doyle Doss Dryden

Funeral services for Cromwell resident Doyle Doss Dryden are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, Wewoka, with Andy Young officiating.

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

Doyle passed away Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006 at the age of 79 years in a Holdenville nursing home. He was born March 9, 2006 in Bromide, Okla. to Doyle W. and Agnes B. (Boatright) Dryden.

He attended schools in Bromide, Stratford and Schoolton.

Doyle married Juanita Blevins on Oct. 4, 1945 in Pauls Valley. He served in the United States Air Force and later worked as a truck driver for Seminole County.

His parents, wife Juanita (June 16, 2006), two brothers, Donald Eugene Dryden and Luther William Dryden preceded him in death.

Surviving are daughters, Peggy Ann and husband Andy Young of Bearden and Kathy Gail and husband Lonnie Shoemaker of Red Rock; two grandchildren, Tammy and husband Darrel Pedigo of Tonkawa and Jason Young of Columbia, Mo. and brother, Barney and wife Jacque Dryden of Cromwell.

 

 

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Juanita Dryden

Funeral services for Cromwell resident Juanita Dryden are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home with Andy Young officiating.

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

Dryden, 77, died Friday, June 16, 2006 at Holdenville General Hospital in Holdenville. She was born Sept. 29, 1928 in Roswell, N.M. to Lonnie Mitchell and Lilly Gertrude (Ballou) Blevins.

She attended school in Byers, Okla. and later married Doyle Dryden on Oct. 4, 1945 in Pauls Valley.

Dryden is a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Cromwell.

Her parents, sister Ruby Jo Blevins and brother Elvin Blevins preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; daughters, Peggy Ann Young of Bearden and Kathy Gail Shoemaker of Red Rocks, Okla.; sister, Betty Lou Pritchit and two grandchildren.

 

 

Opal Duffy

A memorial service for former Seminole resident Opal Z. Duffy has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 2525 N. Gessner, Houston, Texas.

Graveside services will be held at Little Cemetery, Seminole County, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Duffy, 95 of Houston, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006. She was born Jan. 12, 1911 in Waukomis, Okla. to Harry and Josephine Stutz.

She moved to Seminole in 1927 where she met and married her husband of 50 years, John Veston Duffy. In 1982 she moved to Houston where she spent the rest of her life.

Her husband, J.V. and son, Harry, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her only daughter, Jo Ann Zumwalt, two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions may be made to John Knox Presbyterian Church or any other charity of choice.

Robert Lee Duncan

A memorial service for longtime Seminole resident, Robert Lee Duncan is to be scheduled at a later date.

Swearingen Funeral Home will be handling the cremation arrangements.

Duncan, age 67 passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2006 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born Jan. 30, 1938 in Lawton to Elmer and Maxine (Lawson) Duncan.

He worked in construction, attended AKASVMKV (Faith Baptist Church) and enjoyed watching sports. Duncan served his country in the United States Army.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of 22 years, Flora Johnson Duncan, of the home; one daughter, Renee Mitchell of Atlanta, Texas; two grandchildren, Dustin and Justin; three stepchildren, Sheila, Jeff and Carolyn and many friends who will miss him very much.

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

 

 

 

 

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Loretta Dutton

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Loretta Long Dutton are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Robert Kernal officiating.

Interment is to follow at Achena Cemetery, near Maud, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

A wake service has been scheduled from 7 – 8 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Dutton, 65, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born Feb. 29, 1940 in Dustin to Thomas Long and Nanny (Simpson) Long.

She was a homemaker who loved to read and work puzzles.

Her parents and first husband, J.R. Wells preceded her in death.

Surviving are four sons, Tom Wells, Todd Wells and Robert Dutton, all of Shawnee and Tyler Wells of Pauls Valley; three daughters, Hayley McLeskey, Lori Dutton and Jamie Dutton, all of Shawnee; one brother, Stanley Long of Shawnee; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

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D.J. ‘Bud’ Dye

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, D.J. "Bud" Dye are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday at Immanuel Fellowship Church with Tim Tate and Dan Fisher officiating.

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

Bud passed from this life Sunday, June 18, 2006 at his home in Seminole at the age of 77. He was born April 10, 1929 in McLoud to Dallas Jackson and Lula (Parker) Dye.

He moved to California and worked for West Kern Water District in Taft, Calif. as a welder. He returned to Seminole 14 years ago after his retirement.

Bud married Lola (Hampton) Dye on Sept. 2, 1975 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Bud was a deeply loved and treasured husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

His parents, one brother and one sister preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of the home; sons and daughter-in-law, Larry and Janet Dye and Mike Dye, all of Bakersfield, Calif.; step-son and daughter-in-law, John and Peggy Phillips of Albuquerque, N.M.; daughter and son-in-law, Candace and Mark Hudson of Seminole and step-daughter, Jeannie White of Green Valley, Calif.

In addition, six brothers, L.D. Dye, Kenneth Dye and James Dye, all of Seminole, Vernon Dye of Odessa, Texas, Bobby Dye of Earlsboro and Ronald Lee Dye of Noble; two sisters, Lenora Snow of Seminole and Shirley Killebrew of Shawnee; 11 grandchildren, Kalan, Morgan, Riley, Michael, Carlee, Crystal, Trevor, Jason, Christopher, Little John, Jessica and Jennifer and several great grandchildren also survive him.

Pallbearers for the services will be John Hudson, Matt Davis, Trevor Dye, Jerry Sherfield, Levi Hudson, and Mark Hudson.

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

 

 

 

 


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Aline Dyer

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident Aline Bernice Dyer are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doyle Long officiating.

Interment is to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Dyer, 62, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at Seminole Estates Care Center. She was born Sept. 22, 1944 in Seminole County, near Wolf, to Lonnie Maxwell and Artie (Reames) Maxwell.

She graduated from Vamoosa High School in 1961 and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Konawa.

Her father (2001) and one brother, Roy Dean Maxwell preceded her in death.

Surviving is her mother, Artie Maxwell of Seminole; son, Joe Allen Maxwell of Norman; four brothers, Bobby Maxwell of Harrah, Loyd Maxwell of Konawa, J.L. Maxwell of Seminole and Edward Maxwell of Konawa; three sisters, Kathleen Parks of Seminole, Evyleen Lemmings of Konawa and Dorothy Staring of Wewoka and one granddaughter.

Casket bearers for the services will be Ed Lemmings, Kevin Staring, Keith Maxwell, J.L. Maxwell, Loyd Maxwell and Chris Maxwell.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Carl Edgell Sr.

Funeral service for Seminole resident Carl James Edgell, Sr. are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with President Louis T. Armour, Jr. officiating.

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

Edgell, 70 died Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at Integris Health Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was born Nov. 17, 1935 in Seminole to Marcus Marion Edgell and Clara Jane (McKinster) Edgell.

He has lived in Seminole for the past eight years having moved from Las Vegas, Nev.

On June 18, 1977 he married Patricia "Patty" Young in Las Vegas, Nev.

Edgell was a teamster for 30 years in Las Vegas and retired in 1997. For the past four years he was self-employed with Beaver Express Trucking in the Shawnee area.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as high priest group first counselor, and was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Seminole.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; daughter Donna Carlene Armour of Seminole; son Carl James Edgell II of Mulvane, Kan.; five sisters, Dewanda June Edgell of Seminole, Iola Brown of Midwest City, Marketta Barnum of Scenic, Ariz., Peggy J. Hanan of Seminole and Carolyn D. Hopper of St. George, Utah; one brother, Harold Charles Edgell of Clarksville, Ark. and five grandchildren.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers that donations may be made to the Humanitarian Aid Fund on behalf of Carl Edgell, LDS Philanthropies, 15 E. South Temple 2E, Salt Lake City, UT 84150.

Casket bearers for the services will be Fredrick Cooper, Richard Cooper, Carl James Edgell II, Ronald Gould, Nicholas Armour and Carl James Barnum.

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

 

 

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Hulett Edgmon

Memorial services will be held for Hulett Edgmon at First Baptist Church in Seminole on Friday, Feb. 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Pastor Tommy Clark will officiate.

Services will be under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Stigler.

Hulett was 86 years old when he died Monday evening at 11:54 p.m. at Unity North Medical Center in Shawnee after suffering a heart attack in the home.

He was born in Hazel, Okla., Oct. 7, 1919 to "B" and Mary Edgmon.

He had brief stays in Texas, Konawa and Wewoka, before making his home in Seminole.

It was in Wewoka while working for Sinclair Services that Hulett wrote up his own draft paper for the Army.

Before leaving for a tour of duty in Europe during World War II, he married Mary Jo Guthrie in December 1940.

After returning from the Army, Hulett and Mary Jo located in Seminole where they have resided happily married for the past 65 years.

Hulett was professionally known in the community for his over 40 years of service in the banking industry at First State Bank of Seminole and at First National Bank in Prague.

Community contributions were associated with his involvement in the Seminole Jaycees, Seminole Chamber of Commerce and the Seminole Park Board.

He loved all sports, but was best known for his passion for the game of golf.

He won a number of local and statewide tournaments and honors and in his later years served on the State Seniors Board of Directors.

He was a fierce competitor on the golf course and was most proud of his ability to consistently "shoot his age" over the past 15 years and the fact that he shared the "family" record for the number of holes-in-one (four) with grandson Chris.

As an active member of First Baptist Church of Seminole, he loved his involvement with the many wonderful members of the "church family."

Hulett Edgmon will be missed as an industry professional, community supporter, sports enthusiast, but most of all as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and "special" friend to many.

He is survived by the "love of his life," Mary Jo, of the home; son and daughter, Hugh and Susan Edgmon, Scottsdale, Ariz.; grandson Chris Edgmon, Dallas, Texas; granddaughter, Christy and her husband Chad Martin of Frisco, Texas; "the boys," great-grandson Cade and Campbell; and one nephew and his wife, J.E. and Mary Irby of Houston, Texas.

Memorial contributions may be made to Falls Creek Children’s Camp in care of First Baptist, 420 Reid Street, Seminole.

 

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Retha Vera Edmonds

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Retha Vera Edmonds are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Mike Vallandingham officiating.

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

Retha Vera Edmonds passed away Thursday, March 9, 2006 in Holdenville at the age of 91. She was born March 9, 1915 in Dora, Okla. to William Houston and Ora Vera (Barrett) Robertson.

She married J. Thomas Edmonds on Jan. 31, 1931 in Dora, Okla. and he preceded her in death in 1983.

She was a Seminole resident for 18 years moving here from Davis, Okla., and was a nurse for many years.

Her parents, husband, and one son, Jimmy Don Edmonds, precede her in death.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Lucy and Glenn Cook of Wewoka and Virginia and Larry Fox of Shawnee; one son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Mary Edmonds of Davis, Okla.; four brothers, Earl and Lillian Robertson of Shawnee, James Robertson of Seminole, Roland and Ruby Robertson of Seminole and Oland Robertson of Houston, Texas, and one sister, Lucillia and Arnold Barber of Texas.

Eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren also survive her.

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

 

 

 

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Ginger Edney

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Ginger L. Edney are scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Don Thomason officiating.

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

Edney, 60, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006 in Seminole. She was born July 25, 1946 in Buffalo, Okla. to Alexander and Nellie Louise (Cockrom) Weese.

On July 24, 1965 she married Daniel William "Dan" Edney in Junction City, Kan. She was a clerk at J.C. Penney’s for many years.

Her parents; sisters, Irma Fleming, Ruth Handlen, Agnes Wellman, Ruby Ashlock, Martha McAfee and Bessie Allen and brothers, Lloyd Veach, Sammy, Donald, Virgil and Bennie Weese preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Daniel Edney Jr. of Chandler, Ariz. and Kenneth Harjo of Vernon, Texas; stepson, Danny Ray Edney of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; two daughters, Tami Camacho of Vernon, Texas and Tina Verel of Broken Arrow; one brother, E.L. Edwards of Brussels, Belgium; two sisters, Verna Valentine of Tulsa and Dora Thomason of Collinsville, Okla. and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be Tami Camacho, Isac Camacho, Tina Verel, Jason Verel, Dan Edney Jr. and Lisa Edney.

Honorary bearers will be Alvis Cambell, Kenneth Harjo, Marvin Griffin, Dana Harris, Roy Griffin, Kevin Griffin, Dennis Smith and Corey Camacho.

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

 

 

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Lelia Mae Edwards

Graveside Services for longtime Seminole resident Lelia Mae Edwards are scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Doyle Long officiating.

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

Lelia Mae Edwards passed away, Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at the age of 86. She was born May 19, 1920 in Rocky Ford, Okla. to W.M. and Annie Mae Shook.

She moved to Seminole 34 years ago from Ponca City and was a sales clerk for Sharpes clothing store and was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Seminole.

Her parents; her first husband and the father of her children, Floyd Blackwood, Sr (in 1996); husband, Graham Edwards; son, Floyd Blackwood, Jr.; daughter, Jan Blackwood and granddaughter, Jennifer Blackwood preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law; Betty and Kenneth King of Seminole; eight grandchildren, Bruce and Leslie King, Kenny and Jennifer King, Lance and Laura King, Natasha and Kevin Williams, Trevor and Kasey Thomas, Ashley and Curtis Thomas, Bobbie and Victor Davis and Brett Blackwood; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Casket bearers for the services will be Bruce King, Kenny King, Lance King, Kevin Williams, Curtis Thomas, and Victor Davis.

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

 

 

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James Eischeid

A mass of Christian burial for longtime Konawa area resident, James "Jim" Henry Eischeid, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Cemetery with Father Matthew Brown, OSB, officiating.

Interment is to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery with full military honors under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

A Rosary has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa.

Eischeid, 78, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2006 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada. He was born Sept. 24, 1928 in Ada to Henry and Anita (Zoeller) Eischeid.

He was raised in the Konawa area and graduated from Konawa High school. Eischeid received a bachelor’s degree from East Central University in Ada.

Eischeid enlisted in the United States Navy and served during the end of World War II and received an honorable discharge.

He later enlisted in the United States Air Force and was a fighter pilot during the Korean War, having received numerous medals.

Eischeid attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and retired from the armed forces on Sept. 12, 1973, having served his country for 30 years.

On Nov. 3, 1984 he married Marie Nicklas at Sacred Heart.

After retirement he worked cows on his ranch located outside Konawa. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

His parents; one daughter, Andrea Douglas, and one sister, JoAnn Newton, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; three sons, Greg Eischeid of Edmond, Doug Eischeid of Weatherford, Texas and James Roger Eischeid of Oklahoma City; two stepdaughters, Janice Blakely of Springtown, Texas and Maggie pace of Houston, Texas; one brother, Bill Eischeid of Edmond; six grandchildren, three step grandchildren and one step great-grandson.

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

 

 

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George Ensminger Sr.

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident George Donald Ensminger Sr. were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, at the Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Funeral Chapel in Hugo.

Interment was set to follow at the Springs Chapel Cemetery in Hugo, with Rev. Larry Ensminger officiating, assisted by Don Ensminger.

George Ensminger Sr. died Aug. 17, 2006, at 1:25 p.m., at the Dubois Hospital in Paris, Texas, at the age of 76.

He was born on March 16, 1934, in Duncan, to Lawrence and Willie Mae (Sircey) Ensminger.

He grew up in Wewoka, and in June 1958 graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science and Engineering.

Ensminger married Bernice Virginia Sheppard on July 7, 1958, in Ada.

He began a career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1958, in Clinton, and was then assigned the position of project engineer at the USDA office in Bristow, from 1959-61.

Ensminger became the project engineer at Ada and served there from 1961 to 1969. Beginning in 1969, he transferred to Hugo, again serving as project engineer and remained there until his retirement in 1989.

He was the guest of honor at a reception held for him by his state and regional co-workers.

In 1990, he went to work for the Agricultural Commission of Oklahoma as a consulting engineer and was in that position for five years.

During his career, Ensminger designed and platted over 300 watershed dams in Eastern Oklahoma.

He was a member of the Oklahoma Engineers and Land Surveyors, and served as Leading Knight for the Elks Lodge in the early 1970s.

He and his family were confirmed and baptized into the Episcopal Church in 1973.

In 2000, Ensminger began volunteer work as an assistant Scoutmaster in Troop 387 of the NeTseO Trail Council. He served on staff at several "Mom and Me" and "Dads N Lads" Cub Scout camps.

Ensminger also spent many summers camping at Camp Dierk’s, which became like a second home to him.

He was a Brotherhood member of the Loquanne Allangwh Order of the Arrow.

Troop 387 was set to provide an honor guard for Ensminger at his funeral service.

Ensminger also supported local 4-H and FFA projects.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, L.W. Ensminger Jr.; and a sister, Geneva Cariker.

Ensminger is survived by his wife, Bernice, of the home; a daughter, Denise Smith, of Boswell; a son, George Donald Ensminger Jr., of Ft. Collins, Colo.; a sister, Gwen Tilley, of Wewoka; a brother, John Ensminger, of Duncan; and three grandchildren.

Jackie Epperley

Graveside memorial services for Sasakwa native Jackie Alleen Epperley are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Ms. Jackie Epperley passed away quietly on Friday, March 17, 2006 at Muskogee Region Medical Center. She was 80 years old having been born in Sasakwa on May 30, 1925.

She retired from George Meyer State Farm Insurance in Muskogee and from Northwest Floriday Mental Health Center in Panama City, Fla., being employed as an executive secretary.

Ms. Epperley was more than a daughter, sister, sister-in-law or aunt; she was the loving union within a family for three generations.

Her mother and father, Iva Epperley Sharpe and Did Epperley; brother, Don Epperley; sisters, Mae Laverne Lawson and Otha Epperley and brother-in-law, Arthur Lawson preceded her in death.

Ms. Epperley is survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Mrs. Wanda Whiteker and Dean Whiteker of Muskogee; niece, Kevin (Whiteker) Musgrave of Middleburg, Fla.; sister-in-law, Mrs. Don Epperley of Tulsa; nephews, Steve Epperley and Joe Don Epperley of Tulsa; nieces, Linda Carter of Muskogee and Terry Jeffords of San Antonio, Texas and Dale McGill of Panama City, Fla.

She is also survived by Bobby and Tracie Goodspeed, Madison Hayes, Cody and Adrain Goodspeed, Jimmy, Deanna, Colton and Harli Bartholet, all of Muskogee; Chad, Nicol, Cade and Colin Simecek, all of Kingswood, Texas and Paul Garrison of Middlesburg, Fla.

 

 

 

 

Leona Louise Eubank

Funeral services for Leona Louise Eubank, age 83, of Seminole, are 2 p.m. Thursday at the Allen First Baptist Church.

Rev. Russell Ryker will officiate, assisted by Rev. Chad Kaminski. Burial will follow at Citra Cemetery.

Family and friends may call at the Allen Chapel from 4 p.m. Tuesday until service time Thursday.

Eubank died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, at her home in Seminole.

She was born March 8, 1923 in Ada, to Jacob Warren and Lillie Ann Smith Phares.

She graduated from Lula High School.

She attended East Central University in Ada, receiving a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and learning disabilities, and a master’s degree in psychometrics and learning disabilities.

She taught school at Seminole, Mill Creek, and Allen in high school and elementary before retiring in 1990 from Allen Schools.

She was a member of the Allen First Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Sandra Thornton and husband Ray of Allen, Wilda Pipkin and husband Donnie of Allen, and Sheilah Elliott and husband David of Seminole; a sister, Iona Mae McBee and husband B.C. of Phoenix; granddaughters, Louwanna Muse and husband Mike of Sachse, Texas, Donnieta Ray and husband Kurt of Ada, Debon Rhodes and husband Randy of Rockett, Texas, Christie Scott and husband Shane, of Blanchard; grandsons, Darren Gregory and wife Tina of Ada, Keith Thornton and wife Tonette of Claremore, Tim Eubank of Allen; Jim Eubank of Missouri, Danny Elliott and wife Amanda of Haslett, Texas, and David Elliott of Decatur, Texas; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and 14 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Eubank, on Feb. 21, 1974, and brothers Dewey Phares and Earl Phares.

Casket bearers will be Darren Gregory, Keith Thornton, Tim Eubank, Jim Eubank, Danny Elliott, and David Elliott.

Honorary bearers are Debon Thornton, Donnieta Ray, Louwanna Muse, Christie Scott, Kurt Ray, Shane Scott, Tina Gregory, Amanda Elliott, Tonette Thornton, Mike Muse, and Randy Rhodes.

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

Alma Factor

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Alma Ann Factor are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Cooper officiating.

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

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

Factor age 70, died Wednesday, June 7, 2006 in Oklahoma City. She was born April 9, 1936 in Wewoka to Tony and Yannah (Emarthle) Factor.

She graduated from Chilocco School and retired in 1968 from the nursing field.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving is her son Daryle Factor of Stillwater; daughter, Carmina Tiger of Seminole; six brothers, Charlie D. Factor and Edward Factor, both of Wewoka, Newman Factor of Prague, Noah Factor of Okemah, Walter Factor of Shawnee and Chelene Factor; three sisters, Mary Jane Morgan of Bethany, Christine Factor and Lahoma Roberts, both of Wewoka; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be Tim Postoak, Jimsey Factor, Leonard Hulbutta, Tony Morgan, Antonio Factor and Josh Tiger.

 

 

 

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Amos Factor Jr.

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Amos Factor Jr. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Wewoka Indian Baptist Church with Rev. George Harjochee and assisted by Rev. Wayne Harjo.

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

Wake services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday at Wewoka Indian Baptist Church.

Factor died Feb. 15, 2006 at Wewoka Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 22, 1924 in Wewoka to Amos Factor Sr. and Bettie (Church) Factor.

He graduated from Wewoka High School and was a self-employed painter before hi retirement.

He married Leah Jean Johnson and was a member of the Wewoka Indian Baptist Church.

His parents and two sons preceded him in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Delores Jim of Ada and Katrina Whitfield of Shawnee and one son G.B. Factor of Oklahoma City.

Lisa Factor

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Lisa Jaree Factor are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Bird Creek Indian Baptist Church with Rev. George Harjochee and Rev. Steve Holata officiating.

Wake services will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Burial will follow services at Bird Creek Indian Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Factor, age 27, of Ada died in a in a car accident Thursday, July 27, 2006 near Konawa. She was born Jan. 13, 1979 in Claremore to Joseph Factor and Angel Talmasey.

She attended school in Lawrence, Kan. and received a certificate in drafting from Pontotoc Technology and a CNA certificate.

At present she was attending East Central University and working for Interactive Responsive Technologies as a customer service representative.

Factor was baptized on Oct. 20, 1985 at the age of six years at Bird Creek Indian Baptist Church.

Her grandparents, Andy and Jonah Wise Talmasey and Bernie and Nannie Factor preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Calandra Gale Factor and Paris Dawn Beaver, both of Ada; parents, Joseph Factor of Wewoka and Angel Talmasey of Ada; stepfather, Sammy Cole of Ada; sister, Lisa Burton of Lawrence, Kan. and three brothers, Brent Factor, Aaron Moses Factor and Chris Factor, all of Ada.

 

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Theresa Fairman

Funeral services for Theresa Fairman are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gary Wilburn officiating.

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

Longtime Seminole resident Theresa Fairman passed away on Friday, Oct. 20, 2006 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas at the age of 60. She was born on Sept. 17, 1946 in Columbus, Ohio to Edwin and Elsie (Delasandro) Allen.

She married Jimmie Earl Fairman in Eureka Springs; they were together for 24 years before he passed in August of 2003.

Theresa worked at Doyle’s Quick Stop in Seminole for many years.

She is survived by daughters, Cristine Rowe of Stigler, Oklahoma and Natalie Brown of Cincinnati, Ohio; brother, Michael Allen, Sr. of Columbus, Ohio, and one sister.

She is also survived by nephew Jon Dale and his wife Regina Reynolds of Clayton, Okla., and nine grandchildren, Kara Rowe, David Rowe, Gretchen Fray, Michael Allen, Randy Brooksbank, Richie Brooksbank, Race Carley, Rikki Reynolds and Tesa Reynolds.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Jimmie Earl Fairman.

Pallbearers will be Jon Dale Reynolds, John Bristow, Allen Oles, David Rowe, Junior Wetworth and Jerod Hearrell.

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

 

 

 

Elsie Faulkner

Funeral services for Holdenville resident Elsie Mae Faulkner were held today at 2 p.m., west of Wewoka at the Ministry of Life Fellowship Church.

Rev. Frank Moppin and Rev. Ed Bear officiated with interment at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home, Holdenville.

Faulkner passed away on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006 in Shawnee at the age of 83. She was born in Sasakwa on May 23, 1923 to Chiley and Eliza Puntka McGirt.

She is full blood Indian of Creek/Seminole tribes and is a member of the Alligator Clan and Little River Tulsa tribal town.

Faulkner was a member of Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa and later attended Ministry of Life Fellowship Church in Wewoka.

On Feb. 14th she married James Faulkner in Holdenville and she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She liked to cook and prepare meals.

Her parents; children, Raymond McGirt, Linda McGirt, Samuel Powell and Larry Faulkner; granddaughter, Teresa Powell; great-grandson, Joey Madden and sisters, Ella Coon, Togie Harjo and Emma Franks preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband of the home; 10 children, Terry Faulkner, Gary Faulkner and Ricky Faulkner, of the home and Fred Billy, Lucille Farber and Janie Harjo, all of Holdenville and Danny Faulkner, Teresa Conley, both of Wewoka and Jimcy McGirt and Tony Faulkner, both of Tulsa; brothers, Walter McGirt of Okemah, William McGirt of Oklahoma City and Jimmy McGirt of Wewoka; 42 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services were Jamie Powell, Randell Billy, Steven McGirt, Kevin Farber, Eric Harjo, Justin Faulkner, Nicholas Faulkner and Gerran Scott.

Honorary bearers were Wayne Harjo, David Conley, Charlie Franks, Jimmy Lee Harjo, Joe Coon, Roland McGirt, Pete Harjo and Jerry "Cheddy" Brown.

Larry Faulkner

A memorial service for Holdenville resident Larry Dean Faulkner was held at 10 a.m. today at Ministry of Life Church in Wewoka with Rev. Danny Faulkner and Rev. Tony Faulkner officiating.

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

Faulkner, 42, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2005 in Denver, Colo. He was born Nov. 29, 1962 in Holdenville to James and Elsie (McGirt) Faulkner.

He was a Seminole Nation firefighter and had spent several years fighting fires throughout the United States. He enjoyed the times he spent with his fellow firefighters.

One brother, Samuel Powell; maternal grandparents, Chiley McGirt and Eliza Puntka and his paternal grandparents, James Oscar Faulkner and Edna Weathered Faulkner preceded him in death.

Survivors include one son, Nichols Faulkner of Tulsa; one daughter, Amelia (Millie) Faulkner of Mesquite, Texas; his parents, James and Elsie Faulkner of Holdenville; seven brothers, Fred Billie, Terry Faulkner, Gary Faulkner, Ricky Faulkner, Jimcy McGirt of Lawton, Danny Faulkner of Wewoka, and his twin Tony Faulkner of Tulsa and three sisters, Lucille McGirt and Janie Harjo of Holdenville and Teresa Conley of Wewoka.

Honorary pallbearers for the services were Danny Powell, Bunny Powell, Pete Harjo, Stanley Tiger and Freddie Footracer.

Edward J. Feken

Funeral services for the grandfather of Seminole residents Laurie Lewis, Kristy Emmitt, Zane Feken and Chadd Feken and Tecumseh resident Lisa Camp are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church in Perry. Rev. Martin Foster will officiate.

Interment will be in Grace Hill Cemetery in Perry. Services are under the direction of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home of Perry.

Edward "Ed" J. Feken, 86, of Perry, Okla. was born Oct. 10, 1919 in Perry and was the son of Folkert and Wilamina (Bose) Feken. He passed away Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006 at Cushing Regional Hospital in Cushing.

Ed attended Happy Hill rural school and had lived in Noble County most of his life.

He and Laura P. Gray were married on Dec. 7, 1941. She preceded him in death on Oct. 27, 1973.

Ed served his country in the United States Army from 1942-1945.

On July 28, 1974, Ed married June Donoho.

Ed was a Safeway store manager for 31 years before retiring in April 1976. He also worked two years at the Lintz Department Store, was an assistant manager of Mr. Discount convenience store for seven years and worked at the Homeland store for nine years.

He was a member of the First Christian Church and the Perry Lions Club and a 50-year member of the American Legion Post. He also served on the Noble County Fair Board and was an honorary 4-H Sponsor.

Ed dedicated his life to serving and helping people.

His parents, Folkert and Wilamina Feken; his first wife, Laura P. Feken; one son, Ben Feken; two grandsons, Edward Feken and Daniel Sean Feken; three brothers, Bill Feken, Carl Feken and Fred Feken; and three sisters, Grace Feken, Jennie Skala and Anna Kukuk preceded him in death.

In addition to his wife, June, Ed is survived by three sons, Eddie Feken and his wife, Kathy, of Perry, Fred Feken and his wife, Valerie, of Tulsa, and Frank Feken and his wife, Janet, of Stillwater; three daughters, Darlene Klein and her husband, Bill, of Perry, Sandy Kern and her husband, Mark, of Perry and Linda McSwain, of Moore; 24 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and one brother, Herman Feken and his wife, Olva, of Perry.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the First Christian Church in care of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, 1010 N. 7th Street, Perry, Oklahoma 73077.

Messages of condolence to the family may be sent to the family online at www.brown-duggerfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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Ruth Fell

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident Ruth Dilworth Fell are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Norman I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Norman. Rev. Pam Normile will officiate.

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

Fell died Thursday, July 6, 2006 in her home in Norman at the age of 99. She was born to Walter Lucien and Margaret Griffin Dilworth on Aug. 19, 1906.

Fell attended primary and secondary schools in Ardmore and graduated from Ardmore High School in 1924. She attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated as a Bachelor of Arts and Science in 1928.

She married Daniel Ackley Fell III in 1928 in Ardmore. The couple resided in Wewoka until 1943 when they moved to Norman where she resided until her death.

In 1941, Fell completed her Master of Arts in English Literature.

She was a member of Kappa Gamma and Phi Beta Kappa. Fell was a member of the faculty of the University of Oklahoma until her retirement.

Following her retirement from OU, she served for a number of years at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colo., until her second retirement in 1995.

Her husband, Daniel, in 1964; and one brother, William Sherrod Dilworth in 1989, preceded fell in death.

She is survived by one daughter, Margaret Thurston of Norman; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Norman Regional Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 1665, Norman, Okla. 73070.

 

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Jarrett Fidler

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident, Jarrett Edward Fidler, are scheduled for Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Konawa Assembly of God Church with Rev. Steve Lowrance officiating.

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

Jarrett Edward Fidler died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, at Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Hospital in Oklahoma City, at the age of 70.  Jarrett was born on Nov. 30, 1935 in Konawa to Charles E. and Emma Dale (Bolton) Fidler. 

He married Bonnie (Walton) on Jan. 19, 1965 in Sasakwa. Jarrett worked in the greater area oilfields mostly as a tool pusher. He was a member of Konawa Assembly of God Church.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Fidler of the home; one daughter, Twyla Cobbs of Yukon; three sons and daughters-in-law, Tracy and Michelle Fidler of Asher, Tony and Debie Fidler of Ponca City and Terry and Carla Fidler of Lexington; one sister, Sharon D. Hogue of Konawa; eight grandchildren, Christopher Cobbs, Zach, Tanner and Kassidi Fidler, Sydnie and Mackenzie Fidler and Shelby and Taylor Fidler; two nieces, Tammy Newby of Ada and Leanne Littelle of Ada and a host of other family & friends.

Serving, as pallbearers will be Thomas Damron, Darrell Mackey, Stanley Johnson, Jim Kelley, Randy Walker and Chris Johnson. 

Honorary bearers will be Herbert Walker and Lloyd Mosley.  Burial will follow in Konawa Cemetery.

 

 

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Alta Jewel Fite

Funeral services for Alta Jewel Fite, 78, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday in the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Ardmore with Rev. Donny Custar and Rev. Don Clark to officiate.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home, Ardmore.

The family will be receiving friends at Harvey-Douglas Funeral from 6 – 7 p.m. Thursday.

Daughter of the late Elmer and Tissie Fennel Bernard, she was born Feb. 6, 1927 and went to be with her Lord Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006.

A 1946 graduate of Holdenville High School, she married Wayne Fite June 3, 1948 in Holdenville.

In the late 1940’s she worked in Holdenville at Stanford’s Drug Store and J.C. Penney.

A member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, she was very active in Women’s Missionary work as long as her health permitted. She loved to sing, pray and witness about her faith.

Since 1959 she supported her husband in his pastoral ministry.

A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed such simple pleasures as watching the Walton’s on TV or going to Braum’s for ice cream.

Her great love was her church; she felt great compassion for the poor and quietly contributed to their support.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. Wayne Fite of the home; son Allen Fite of Ardmore; daughter and son-in-law, Traeda and Butch Caldwell of Duncan; six grandchildren, Todd Eperley, Michelle Edwards, Chasity Lamb, Weston Fite, Kim Rice and Stacy Doughty; four great-grandchildren, Luke Edwards, Kya lamb, Justin and Ethan Doughty and three nieces, Joan Woolley, Margie Milliman and Betty Hogan.

A son, Stephen Bradley Fite in 1996 and two sisters, Myrtle Roberts and Alice Colville preceded her in death.

Serving as bearers will be Jim Michael, Kenneth French, Mark Cunningham, Todd Eperley, Weston Fite and Chad Edwards.

Honorary bearers include Matt Lamb, Butch Caldwell, Paul Doughty, Gerald Rice and her Lois Sunday school class at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alma Flannery

Funeral services for former Seminole native and longtime resident Alma Flannery are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Baptist Church.

Rev. Steve Cline will be officiating with Darrell Brown assisting. Interment is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Mrs. Flannery, 82, died Sunday, March 26, 2006 at McAlester Regional Health Center. She was born June 4, 1923 in Seminole to Forest Ed Brown and Forest (Hodges) Brown.

She married Charley R. Flannery on July 7, 1942 in Poteau and he preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 2005.

Mrs. Flannery was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Seminole. In the early years of her life she owned a clothing store in Midland, Texas for 27 years.

She loved people and was a Sunday school teacher and a youth director in Seminole and Midland, Texas. Mrs. Flannery was a choir member at Trinity Baptist and for the past three years she has taught a Sunday Bible class at Heritage Hills Nursing Home in McAlester, where she was a resident.

Her parents, husband, two sisters, Betty Sandlin and Mary Jo Clayton, and one brother, Steve Brown preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her grandparents, Dunk and Mary Brown and Grant and Amede Hodges.

Surviving is one son, Charley Flannery of Seminole; one daughter, Sernanda Anderson of Arpelar, Okla.; five grandchildren, Mike Flannery, Micki Sanders, William Anderson, Serna Anderson and Dana Thompson; three step-grandchildren, Jacque Orndorf, Laura Page and Leslie Prigge and nine great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers for the services will be Dale Brown, Douglas Brown, Duwayne Brown, Keith Sandlin, Raymond Sandlin and Floyd Oliver Sandlin.

Honorary bearers will be Jirl McGinnis, Terry Nix and the Trinity Baptist Church "Naome" Sunday school class.

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

 

 

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Dorothy Fleming

Funeral services for Seminole resident Dorothy Fleming are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Rev. Shirley Hill is to officiate and interment is to follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Fleming, 77, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006 in Shawnee. She was born Feb. 9, 1929 in Sasakwa to Clyde C. Triece and Lula Mae Elrod.

She attended Drumright Vo-Tech and received her licensed practical nurse license. She also received her beautician and realtor licenses.

Fleming was a member of the American Miniature Horse Association and was of the Baptist faith.

On April 6, 1952 she married William Fleming in Kansas and he preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2006. Her parents also preceded her in death.

Surviving is son, William "Bill" Fleming Jr. of Clinton; daughter, Lorie Reid of Seminole; sister, Ruby Womack of Seminole; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

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Patricia Fleming

Funeral Services for Patricia Ann Fleming are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Chris Stinnett officiating.

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

Patricia Ann (Stults) Fleming of Perryton, Texas was born on Feb. 15, 1931 in Wetumka, Okla. to Jay G. and Della Anna (McCawley) Stults.

She married the love of her life Jesse M. Fleming, Jr. on Feb. 4, 1950 in Okmulgee. She left us on Dec. 24, 2006 in Amarillo, Texas.

 She was a bookkeeper where she worked for Phillips Petroleum Company in Perryton, Texas for many years.

Beloved mother, grandmother, and sister, was preceded in death by her husband Jess Fleming of 41 years and two sisters, Verdell King and Viola Taylor.

Pat is survived by two sons, Rick and Kay Fleming of McComb, Miss. and Rand Fleming and his partner Russell Jones of Rowlett, Texas; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Mark Fleming of Stillwater; two sisters, Pauline Moore of Dumas, Texas and Joyce Hunter of Borger, Texas and brother-in-law Gail Fleming and his wife Anne of Ardmore, Okla.

 The family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association, American Lung Association, or a favorite charity in lieu of flowers.

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

 

William Fleming

Funeral services for Seminole resident William "Neal" Fleming are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Shirley Hill officiating.

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

Fleming, 78 died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006 in an Oklahoma City hospital. He was born Dec. 2, 1927 in Drumright to Therald and Nellie Fleming.

He attended Vo-tech and received his diesel mechanic certification and worked for International Pontiac and John Cassidy Equipment, both in Stroud. He retired from Robert Gordon Equipment as a diesel mechanic and was a rancher on the side.

From 1946 – 1951 Fleming served in the United States Army. The Chickasaw Honor Guard will be providing military honors for the funeral.

He married Dorothy Triece in Kansas on April 6, 1952 and two children were born of the union.

His parents, one sister and three brothers preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; son William "Bill" Fleming of Clinton; daughter Lorie Reid of Seminole; sister Billie of Blackwell; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

 

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Shirilan Foreman

Graveside services for longtime Konawa resident Shirilan Kay Foreman are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Rev. Pam Shirk is to officiate and services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Foreman, 57, died Monday, May 29, 2006 at Unity North Health Center in Shawnee. She was born Dec. 31, 1948 in Oklahoma City to Delbert and Bell Victoria (Pruitt) Porter.

On May 9, 1968 she married Guy L. Foreman in Oklahoma City and was a homemaker.

She also resided in the Maud area and was of the Baptist faith.

Her parents, husband (June 27, 2005), son Jayson Foreman (Dec. 12, 2004, sister Geraldine Porter and two brothers, Lloyd and Eugene Porter preceded her in death.

Surviving is one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Larry Shay of Konawa; two brothers, Kenneth Porter of Elk City and Roger Porter of Konawa; four sisters, Joyce Porter of Tecumseh, Wanda Atkinson of Muskogee, Juanita Moore of Chickasha and Loveta Barnett of Amarillo, Texas and four grandchildren, Thomas and Destiny Shay and Brendon and Chelsea Foreman, all of Konawa.

Also surviving are several nieces and nephews including special nieces, Sheri Dennis of Garber, Okla. and Michelle Holmquest of Tecumseh and a host of other family and friends.

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

 

 

 

Emma Foster

Funeral services for Konawa native Emma "Granny" Foster have been set for 2 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, June 17, 2006, at Resthaven Funeral Chapel in Shawnee.

Burial is set to follow in Wolf Cemetery in Seminole County.

Services are under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home of Shawnee.

A wake is set for tonight, at 6-8 p.m., and visitation will begin tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Foster died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at the age of 96, at Unity Hospital in Shawnee.

She was born to William Cummings and Mary Pilot-Cummings on Feb. 6, 1910, in Konawa.

In 1945, she married Aaron Foster, who died in 1965.

Emma Foster worked for Douglas Aircraft during World War II.

Foster was preceded in death by both her parents; her husband; three daughters, Pauline Wallace, Mary Lou West, and Rosie Brown; two sisters, Susie Factor and Bertha Sherwood; and a brother, Roger Cummings.

She is survived by three daughters, Christine Wood of Shawnee, Juanita Factor of Seminole, and May West Howell of Tee; a son, Robert West Jr. of Seminole; three brothers, Andrew Douglas of Shawnee, O.B. Douglas of Wewoka, and B.T. Douglas of Maud; two sisters, Lillie B. Harjo of Kansas, and Corene White of Shawnee; and numerous grandchildren.

 

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Gilbert Foster

Services for lifelong Seminole resident Gilbert Ray "Gib" Foster were held today at 2 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel. The burial followed at the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Foster, 85, died Saturday. He was born Oct. 28, 1920 in Earlsboro to William McCain and Susie Lucille (Presley) Foster.

He married Alice (Pharr) Foster Dec. 25, 1941 in Seminole.

Foster served in the United States Army during WWII. He began working at the Seminole Bakery, then ran a chicken route. Foster worked for Modern Appliance, then owned and operated Foster Refrigeration in Seminole during the early 1950s.

He was a lifelong member of the American Legion Post 204, serving 18 years as a finance officer and four years as a commander.

After retirement in 1979, Foster played golf. He volunteered for the American Legion for 35 years.

His wife of the home, and three daughters, Cynthia Easter of Sand Springs, Shirly Nelson of Oklahoma City, and Patricia of Seminole survives Foster.

He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Gib’s name to Alzheimer’s Association, Oklahoma and Arkansas Chapter, Inc., 6465 South Yale Ave. Suite 312, Tulsa, Okla., 74136-7804.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Velda Fox

A visitation has been scheduled for Maud resident Velda Mae Fox for Monday, from 4 – 7 p.m., at the Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud.

After cremation, the remains will be interred in the Fox Family Cemetery in Spencer, W. Va.

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

Velda Mae Fox, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at the age of 62. She was born on June 6, 1944 in Harrisburg, Pa., the daughter of the late Eugene and Jackie Board Fox.

The family settled in Parkersburg, W. Va., where she graduated with a R.N. degree from the Camden-Clark Hospital School of Nursing. During her nursing career, she served as a public health nurse, a TB nurse and as a psychiatric nurse.

She was retired/disabled from the Timothy B Moritz Forensic Psychiatric Center of the State of Ohio in 1988.

Velda will be remembered and missed for her quick wit and intelligent, inquisitive mind.

She is survived by her sister, Debra Fox and husband, Bob Meyers; her niece, Chloe J. Fox and her nephew; Ben Fox, all of Maud.

Survivors also include her favorite aunt, Audra Wilds of Bowerston, Ohio; four sisters, Judy Casto of Parkersburg, W. Va., Betty Bessent of Orange Park, Fla., Diana Jones of Green Bank, W. Va., Barbara Woolcock of Cross Lanes, W. Va.; brother, Roderick D. Fox of Little Hocking, Ohio; uncle, Pete Fox of Spencer, W Va. and various nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Maud Housing Authority, Lucy Jean Mason of Ada, the staff of the Behavioral Medicine Unit at Norman Regional Hospital and especially the Maud Volunteer Fire Department for the many runs to her home over the past years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to the Maud Volunteer Fire Department, either at the Maud City Clerks office or to P.O. Box 217, Maud, Oklahoma 74854.

 

 

 



Angela Frazier

Funeral services for former Konawa resident Angela Ruth Frazier were held yesterday at 3 p.m. at Mills & Coffey Funeral Chapel in Antlers.

Interment followed the service at Rattan Cemetery in Rattan, Okla.

Frazier, 43, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006 in Ardmore. She was born April 25, 1963 in Dallas, Texas to Wayland and Elizabeth Estelle (Lasley) Frazier.

She was a certified nurses assistant and in her free time she enjoyed doing intricate beadwork and spending time with her grandchildren.

Her parents and sister, Tina Marie Frazier preceded her in death.

Surviving is her son, Derrick Clay of Antlers; three daughters, Cassandra Frazier, Andrea Frazier and Kortney Powell, all of Pauls Valley; brother, Lance Frazier; sister, Pamela Frazier of Konawa and three grandchildren.

Bearers for the services were: Michael Clay, Allen Clay, Randell Clay, Rusty Courtwright, Jay Winship, Brandon Winship, Kike Cook and Kenneth Ross Winship, Jr.

 

William Leon Freeman

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident William Leon Freeman are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Seminole.

Rev. Louis Allen Perry is to officiate with interment to follow at McGee Cemetery in Stratford under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home. Seminole.

Freeman, 90, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006 at Seminole Medical Center. He was born in Stratford Sept. 15, 1915 to John Freeman and Eula Mae (Horn) Freeman.

On July 4, 1939 he married Julia Nethelene Hinkle and she preceded him n death on Sept. 20, 1986, after 49 years of marriage.

Freeman was a former schoolteacher, school administrator and coach at Stratford and Quinton. He taught for 32 years at Seminole Junior College and Seminole High School. He retired from teaching in 1978.

He was a graduate of East Central University and the University of Oklahoma. Freeman taught accounting and other business subjects.

Freeman was also a fulltime public accountant for White Trucking, National Concrete, Webster Electric and Curry Hardin. In addition, he ran an income tax service from his home.

He was a veteran of World War II, where he was a payroll accountant. Freeman was also a member of the Seminole Bass Club for 30 years.

His parents, wife and one brother, Marvin Freeman preceded him in death.

Surviving is one son, Bob and Barbara Freeman of Tulsa; one brother, J.T. Freeman of Stratford; two grandchildren, Bobby Keith Freeman and Debra Dean; three great-grandchildren, Ian, Collin and Tristan Dean and a special friend, Wilma Garrett.

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

 

 

 

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Essie Gaines

Funeral services for longtime Konawa area resident Essie Gaines are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Konawa.

Richard Winters is to officiate. Interment is to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Gaines, 90, died Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at residence near Konawa. She was born Aug. 20, 1915 in Vamoosa to Joseph Porter "J.P." Robinson and Renie Sarah (Harris) Robinson.

On July 15, 1933 she married Edward Gaines in Sasakwa. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ in Konawa.

Her parents, husband (May 4, 1986) and seven siblings preceded her in death.

Surviving are three daughters, Wanda Lowry of Konawa, Linda Betty of Oakton, Va. and Betty Wieghard of Oklahoma City; one sister, Pearl Goodrich of Oceanside, Calif.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

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Jerry Gaines

Graveside services for former Sasakwa resident Jerry Don Gaines are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka. Steve Walton will officiate.

Services are under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Gaines passed away at Southwestern Medical Center in Oklahoma City on Monday, March 6, 2006, at the age of 55 years. He was born on June 1, 1950, in Holdenville to Marshall Lodus Gaines and Alta Pearl (Hailey) Gaines. 

He was reared in Sasakwa until age 15, and then moved to California, where the family lived in Napa and in Woodland. 

Gaines served in the United States Army in Vietnam.  Following military service, he worked for several years in the Oklahoma oilfields, then returned to California, where he drove a wrecker for several years, before driving trucks cross-country for ten years.

He is survived by his wife, Lana, of the home; one daughter, Gina Lilly of California; two sons, Roger Gaines of Woodland, Calif. and Keith Chesser of Konawa; seven grandchildren; four sisters, Doris Spruill of Allen, Okla., Margie Dodd of Bowlegs, Betty Cook of Crowder and Belva Krause of Bowlegs and two brothers, Eddie Gaines of Texas and Jimmy Gaines of Bowlegs.

Lee Gaines

A memorial service was recently held for former Seminole County resident Lee Gaines at Aria Crematory and Funeral Home.

Gaines died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006 in Garland, Texas. He was born Sept. 1, 1930 in Wewoka to Homer and Ollie (Trout) Gaines.

He moved to Garland, Texas in 1960.

Surviving is his wife, Dolly of the home; three daughters, Karen Low-Alice of Seminole, Jo Beth Russelburg of Ft. Pierce, Fla. And Linda Butterfield of Edmond; one son, Kevin Roland of Mesquite, Texas; three brothers, Hulen of Wewoka, Truman of Seminole and Bobby of Henryetta; eight granddaughters, two grandsons and 11 great-grandchildren.

John Eric Galliena

Funeral services for John Eric Galliena of Denton, Texas are to be held in Texas following his death on Monday, March27, 2006.

Galliena, 83, was born in Chicago, Ill. on Feb. 4, 1923 to John and Mary Galliena.

His parents and one brother, Mike Galliena preceded him in death.

Surviving are three children, Crystal White of Texas, Richard Galliena of Holdenville and Laverne Galliena of Woodward; six grandchildren, Robert Galliena of Oklahoma City, J.P. Galliena of Kansas City, Kan., Anthony Galliena of Reno, NV, Josh and Jack Galliena of Jackson, Miss and Kim Galliena of San Antonio, Texas and three great-grandchildren.

 

Gladys Carol Gallina

Funeral services for Gladys Carol Gallina of Denton, Texas, are to be held in Texas following her death on May 18, 2006.

Gallina, 74, had many friends and family members in Seminole County.

She was born Oct. 3, 1932 in Denton, Texas, to Alex Thompson and Beverly Thompson, who preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death was her husband, John Gallina, who died March 27, 2006, at the age of 83.

She is survived by three children, Crystal White of Texas, Richard Gallina of Holdenville, and Laverne Gallina of Woodward; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Marjorie Galpin

Funeral services for Seminole resident Marjorie Dill Bradbury Galpin are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Louis Armour and Shane Iverson officiating.

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

Galpin, 81, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2006 at home. She was born Aug. 30, 1924 in Eldorado, Kan. to Earl Vernon Dill and Alta Lenore Waterman Dill.

The family moved to Las Vegas, Nev. in 1960, where she resided for 30 years until retirement. She moved to Cedar City, Utah and lived for eight years before returning to Oklahoma in 1995.

In 1939 she married Harold lee Bradbury in the Nazarene Church Parsonage in Holdenville. He preceded her in death Sept. 7, 1974.

On Sept. 20, 1988 she married Norman Galpin in Cedar City, Utah. He preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 2002.

Galpin was employed as a medical assistance and was active in the Nevada Medical Assistant Association, of which she was a former State President.

She worked for the Nevada State Health Department in tuberculosis control from 1965 – 1970.

Galpin was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Her parents; an infant baby brother; son, Daniel Bradbury (Jan. 26, 1994); great-granddaughter, Brandi Sester (May 30, 2006) and brother, Earl Dill Jr. (July 3, 2006) preceded her in death.

Surviving is son, David Bradbury of Lompoc, Calif.; two daughters, Patsy parsons and Jane Taylor, both of Seminole; one stepdaughter, Sandra Galpin Pittman of Portland, Ore.; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and one brother, Clarence W. Dill of Tulsa.

Casket bearers will be her grandsons, James Parsons, Daniel Taylor, Lance Bradbury, Scott Bradbury, David Jr. Bradbury, Drew Evans, Preston Gilmore and Aaron Lohman.

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

 

 

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Billy Ray ‘Bill’ Garner

Funeral services for lifelong resident Billy Ray "Bill" Garner are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Maud with Rev. Danny O’Daniel officiating.

Interment is to follow at Cummings Cemetery with military honors under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Garner passed away at his home in Maud Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006 at the age of 65. He was born Jan. 3, 1941 in Maud to Arthur Otto Garner and Iva (Patterson) Garner.

On April 13, 1967 Bill married Linda Taff in Seminole and would have celebrated their 39th anniversary this year.

He was a self-employed carpenter who retired in 1999 due to health reasons. He was of the Baptist faith. Bill served in the United States Army.

His parents; brother, Dale Garner; mother-in-law, Chrisa Price and one brother-in-law, Melvin Taff preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Linda Garner of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Dana Garner and David and Ronelle Garner, all of Maud; one daughter, Kimberly garner of Maud; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Glendon and Margret Garner and Ray and "Aunt Jim" Garner, all of Maud; one sister, Barbara Barner of Prague and three grandchildren, Dugan Henson, Garrett and Chrisa Garner, all of Maud.

Casket bearers for the services will be Nick Silas, Ronnie Silas, Geoff Garner, Brad Shultz, Harold Brewer and Noland "Buddy" Dodson.

Honorary bearers are to be Mike Garner, Greg Price, Bob Miller, Pat Wilson, James Olliff, Jim Taff and Walter Taff.

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

 

 

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Clyde Lee Gasaway

A memorial service has been scheduled for lifelong Konawa resident Clyde Lee Gasaway for 2 p.m. Saturday at Konawa Cemetery.

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

Gasaway, 66, died Tuesday, May 16, 2006 in his home. He was born Jan. 18, 1940 in Konawa to Earl and Cecil (Edwards) Gasaway.

He worked for Seminole County District 1 and for the City of Konawa for several years.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving is one aunt, Elizabeth Humphries of Konawa.

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

 

Colt Gibson Jr

Graveside services for newborn infant, Colt Gibson, Jr. were held today at 10:30 a.m. at the Harjo Family Cemetery with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating.

Services were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Gibson is the son of former Seminole resident Alice Harjo and Colt Gibson, Sr., both of Oklahoma City. He was born and died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006 at Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

Surviving are his parents; two brothers, Corey Lee and Darren Harjo and maternal grandparents, Sharon Ortiz and William Knight, all of Oklahoma City.

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

 

 

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Mary Crain Gilbert

Funeral services for Mary Annette Crain Gilbert are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Stout-Philips Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Gilbert, 46 of Dallas, Texas, died Saturday, May 20, 2006 in Dallas. She was born Oct. 6, 1959 in Muskogee to Billie and Christine Mansour Crain.

Her parents were from the Sasakwa area and her father was a retired federal judge in McAlester.

She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephen F. Austin College and a master’s degree from East Central State College, Ada.

On April 6, 2001 she married Doug Gilbert in Santa Fe, N.M. and they made their home in the Dallas area. She was a homemaker.

Surviving is her husband of the home; her parents of McAlester; son Adam Crain of Dallas and brother, James A. Crain of Dallas.

 

Lois M. Gilleland

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Lois M. (Crowder) Gilleland are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Lindsey Chapel Baptist Church, located north of Eufaula.

Tim Turner will officiate the service with interment at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole at 2:30 p.m. under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Gilleland passed from this life into the glory land of Heaven Sunday, March 26, 2006 at the age of 73 years. She was born Nov. 4, 1932 in Watonga to Leonard and Fern Crowder.

Lois was a graduate of Seminole High School in 1949. She lived for lengthy periods of time in Seminole, Oklahoma City and on Lake Eufaula.

Lois was a devoted believer of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who developed lasting relations and friendship with all she met.

She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who was admired by all for her kindness.

Her parents, two brothers, Sam H. Crowder and Eugene Crowder and one great-grandson, Logan Gilleland preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Don Gilleland of Checotah; son and daughter-in-law, Don E. and Marlene Gilleland of Tuttle; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Steve McGinley of Yukon and Laurie and Mike Nevins of Tulsa; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Hugh Crowder and Dale and Jeanie Crowder and two sisters-in-law, Vivian Crowder and Lenora Crowder.

Additional survivors include, grandchildren: Jeff Gilleland of Blanchard, Jamie Boren of Blanchard, Kelly Means, Brain Creach, Brett Creach and Sean McGinley of Yukon, and Lindsey Nevins of Overland Park, Kan. And Kyle Nevins of Tulsa; and great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Gilleland, Garrett and Jessi Boren, Payton and Parker Means, Carson Creach and Ashlyn DePriest.

Casket bearers for the services will be Jeff Gilleland, Brain Creach, Brett Creach, Kyle Nevins, Sean McGinley, John Means and Scott Brown.

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

 

 

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Leroy Goad

A memorial service is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Doyle Long, officiating.

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

Leroy Goad, 73 year old, longtime Seminole resident passed from this life on Jan. 31, 2006 at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee.

He was born Oct. 18, 1932 in Seminole to Roy Goad and Pauline Marie (Henderson) Goad. Both parents preceded him in death.

Leroy graduated from Seminole High School in 1951 before entering the United States Air Force in 1952 until 1956 and for many years after his enlistment he was active with the reserves in Ardmore and Tinker.

Leroy was a barber for over 30 years at "Leroy’s Barbershop" on Main Street in Seminole, he also retired from Seminole post office in 1976 after 17 years of service.

Goad was a third generation Mason in the Seminole Masonic Lodge and was a volunteer fireman in Seminole with 20 years of service.

Mr. Goad is survived by his wife Barbara Jean (Keough) Bassford Goad, who he married Oct. 6, 1994 in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Also surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Sherrie Willis of St. Petersburg, Fla., Tammy and Johnny Sylsberry of Seminole and Amy and Rodney Anderson of Seminole; four stepdaughters and sons-in-laws, Debbie Lee and Tim Redfern, Dana Lynn Bassford and Trina Marie and Mike Welk, all of Silverthorn, Colo. and Tawney Jean Bassford of Seminole.

Five grandchildren also survive him, Lacy Collins, Jarrod Willis, Britne Pharaoh, Jordyn Johnson and Makyla Anderson; nine step-grandchildren, Dakota Anderson, Maranda Anderson, Skylar Anderson, Jonathan Redfern, Joseph Welk, Stephanie Welk, Mike Sylsberry, Amber Bowling and Justin Sylsberry, one great-grandchild, Dayton Collins and three step-great-grandchildren, Madyson Sylsberry and twins Zoë and Emma Redfern.

Mr. Goad is also survived by, his former wife and the mother of his children, Barbara McMahan of Seminole.

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

 

 

 

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Eudell C. ‘ Dell’ Good

Funeral Services for Dell C. Good, 81, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Chapel in Wewoka, with Rev. Dewayne Jackson officiating.

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

Good died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006 at Unity North, Shawnee. He was born Sept. 15, 1924 in LeFlore, Okla. to Roy and Fannie (Thompson) Good.

He attended Wewoka Schools before entering the United States Army serving in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He married Jean Poole on Sept. 15, 1946 in Wewoka; she survives him of their home in Seminole.

Good retired May 1, 1987 from Sun Oil in Seminole after 35 years of service.

He loved spending time with his grandchildren. He also loved the outdoors with the hobbies of fishing, camping, and working in his yard.

Back in his younger days, he and Jean loved riding motorcycles and boating with their family.

Other survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Regina Good of Oklahoma City, Mike and Mona Good of Seminole, Mark Good of Wewoka; daughter Vicki Newman of Seminole; sister Wanda Sheriff of Amarillo, Texas; four grandchildren, April Johnson of Seminole, Sommer Wood, of Tecumseh, Adam and Brittany Good of Seminole and four great-grandchildren.

His parents preceded him in death.

Pallbearers will be Adam Good, Brandon Johnson, Russell Wood, Destin Johnson, Rodney Cooper and Wayne Chambers.

Honorary pallbearers include Bob Newman Sr., L.V. Stephens, Bob Kennedy, Bob Shackelford, Cecil Moore, and Jim Duncan.

 

 

 

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Leroy Gordon

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Leroy Gordon are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Rev. Willie Quient of Middlecreek Baptist Church is to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Gordon 56 of Wewoka died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006 in Wewoka. He was born Sept. 20, 1949 in Jones to Jimmie Lee and Aline (Frazier) Gordon.

He attended elementary school at Nobletown and graduated from Butner High School.

Gordon’s employment over the years has included 13 years at Big Yank, 41 years at Ted Tucker and two years as a cook for Elmwood Nursing Home.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Earnestine of the home; two sons, Blake and Lemar Gordon of Wewoka; brother, Jimmie Lee Gordon of Wewoka; two sisters, Yvonne White and Ella Mae Gordon, both of Oklahoma City and nine grandchildren.

 

Austin Zane Gore

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Austin Zane Gore are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Phillip Mullins officiating.

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

Austin was born Oct. 14, 1983 in Seminole and he graduated in May 2002 from Butner High School and attended Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech School and was a member of V.I.C.A. club.

After graduation he attended OSU Tech in Okmulgee and graduated in 2004 with an associated degree applied sciences in HVAC. He was a HVAC Journeyman and worked for McCowan Refrigeration as a service technician.

Austin was a dedicated worker and had a great love for family and friends.

His grandfathers, Bobby Gore Sr. and Kenneth Sherlock; aunts, Kendall Farris and Karla Crow and uncle David Gore preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Angela, and son, Zane Alexander Gore of the home; parents, Bobby Gore and wife Brenda and Kelly Farris Southers, all of Wewoka; brothers, Richard J. Vreeland, Norman, Brad Orsburn, Wewoka, David L. Orsburn, Norman and David Kendall Gore, Wewoka; sister, Karrie and husband Josh Cloud, of Seminole; mother and father-in-law, Cleta and Billy Whisnant, Cromwell and grandparents, Frances Gore, Holdenville, Becky Sherlock, Wewoka and Arther and Barbara Orsburn, Wewoka.

Austin also has a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and many loving friends.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sheila Gayle Gore

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Sheila Gayle Gore have been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Wayne Sloan officiating.

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

Sheila Gayle Gore passed away, Monday, April 10, 2006 at the age of 43. She was born on Oct. 16, 1962 in Wewoka to Howard Lonzo and Laura Mae (Brown) Yancey.

She married Buddy Gore on July 3, 1989 in Seminole.

She is survived by her husband of the home; father, Howard Lonzo Yancey of Seminole; three sons, Michael Richard Gore and David Leon Gore, both of Seminole and Frank Jackson Gore, Jr. of the home and daughter and son-in-law, Krystal Marie and Jamal Khalil of Seminole.

In addition she has eight sisters and brothers-in-law surviving her, Betty Lozer of Crane, Texas, Margaret McNeill, Shirley and Kenny Castle and Judy and Al Roberts, all of Seminole, Lillie and Darryl Davidson of Alamo, Texas, Dorothy and Leon Marlow of Seminole, Patricia and John Whitham of Seminole and Dollie Kelough of Salina, Oklahoma, four grandchildren; Calista Khalil, Riley Khalil, Brooklyn Khalil, all of Seminole and Dava Gore of Florida.

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

Her mother, Laura Mae Yancey; brother, Howard Lee Yancey and two sisters, Linda and Deloris Yancey preceded her in death.

Casket bearers will be Steven Lozer, David Lozer, Tommy Monks, Billy Hart, Mike Hart, and David Colvin.

Honorary casket bearers will be David Gore, Billy Lee, Jamal Khalil, Frank Gore, Jr., Mike Gore, Little Richard Kilgore and Adam Phillips.

 

 

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James Grant

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident James Edward Grant are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Sasakwa Assembly of God Church with Rev. Wesley Martin officiating.

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

Grant, 67, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006 in his residence. He was born Jan. 26, 1939 in Phoenix, Ariz. to Tollie and Jessie F. (Sumpter) Grant.

He attended Konawa Public Schools and was a resident of Phoenix, Ariz. before moving to Sasakwa in 2001.

On Aug. 29, 1959 he married Jessie Anita Hargrave in Phoenix, Ariz.

He worked as an automotive parts repairman at Copperstate Automotive in Phoenix before retiring in 2001.

Grant was enlisted in the National Guard for eight years and was a member of the Sasakwa Assembly of God Church. He was a lifetime member of the North American Hunting and Fishing Club and was a former member of the Jaycees.

Surviving is his mother, Jessie Grant of Ada; his wife, Jessie Anita Grant of the home; one daughter, Toni Barkley of Ouitman, Texas; two sons, Richard Grant of Kansas and William V. Grant of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Barbara Jones of Sasakwa and Martha Tyler of Konawa; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be J.W. Story, Brad Story, Mark Barkley, Kevin Grant, Roger Bushong and John Rowland.

Honorary bearers will be Charlie Price, Pat Walker, Louis Mann, Ozell Jones, Don Albertson and R.L. Grant.

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

 

 

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Janet Gray

A memorial service for former Seminole resident Janet Lynn Gray is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment is to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Shawnee and is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Gray, 53, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006. She was born Sept. 2, 1953 in Shawnee to Robert and Joyce Plank.

She graduated from Indian Meridan nursing school in 1985 and she worked as a labor and delivery nurse for many years at Cushing Hospital.

Her grandparents, Gladys and John Wells and Guy and Anna Mae Rhoades preceded her in death.

Surviving are her parents, Robert and Joyce Plank of Piedmont, Okla.; brothers, Robert Plank of Tulsa and Rusty Plank of Oklahoma City; sister, Jennifer Todd of Piedmont; her children, Christopher and Kristy Woodruff of Edmond, Lynn Elizabeth and Nick Anderson of Portland and John Tyler Hager of Edmond and two granddaughters.

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

 

 

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Karen Green

Funeral services for former Seminole area resident Karen Lynn Green of Abilene, Texas, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Green, 54, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006 in Abilene, Texas. She was born Oct. 11, 1951 in Davenport, Iowa to Jack Lawrence Clayton and Mable (McRay) Clayton.

On June 28, 1971 she married Phillip E. Green and was a homemaker.

Surviving is her husband Phillip E. Green of Abilene, Texas; five sons, Shane Allen Green of Japan, Ralph Eugene Green of Davenport, Iowa, Thomas Duane Green of Seminole, Willie Whittet of Wewoka and Mike Suing of Cheyenne, Wyo.; three daughters, Shelly Ann Green of Wewoka, Winona Senechal of Seminole and Shea Johnson of Wewoka; two brothers, Charles Lawrence Clayton and John Richard Clayton of Davenport, Iowa and several grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

Mary Louise Green

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Mary Louise Green are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006, at the Wetumka Cemetery in Wetumka, with the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka directing the services.

Green died Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, at the age of 81, in the Norman Specialty Hospital in Norman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Green, two brothers, and two grandchildren.

Green is survived by three children: Linda Jones of Sand Springs, Jerry Rodriguez of Houston, Texas, and Tony Rodriguez of Texas; one brother, Earnest Masters; and one sister, Sylvia Shelton.

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Graveside services for Wewoka resident, Mary Louise Green, were held today at 2 p.m. at Wetumka Cemetery.

Services were under the direction of Stout-Philips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Green, 81, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2006 in Norman Specialty Hospital in Norman.

Her husband, Frank Green, two brothers and two grandchildren preceded her in death.

Surviving are three children, Linda Jones of Sand Springs, Jerry Rodriguez of Houston, Texas and Tony Rodriguez of Texas; one brother, Earnest Masters and one sister, Sylvia Shelton.

 

 

 

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Roy Green

Funeral services for Seminole native and former resident Roy Thomas Green are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Elk City.

Services are under the direction of Whinery Funeral Home, Elk City.

At 9:30am on Wednesday Aug. 30, 2006 our Lord and Savior welcomed Roy Thomas Green into his heavenly home. He was 56 years old.

Roy was born in Seminole on July 11 1950 to Donald Green and Reta Wilson Green.

He attended Strother School in Seminole County, graduating in 1968.

Roy loved the outdoors, and could be made happy with the simplest of things.  He was a member of the American Wild Horse Association, and for several years was actively participating in wild horse raises across the country. 

Preceding him in death were his grandparents: Robert and Birdie Green and Gilbert and Pauline Wilson, and several aunts and uncles of which included the late Harry Coates Sr.

Among the many mourning his loss are his wife, Patricia Green of the home; his parents, father Donald Green and wife Lola of Seminole and mother Reta Green of Moore; sons, Kevin Green and wife Kathy of Wewoka and Kyle Green and wife Michelle and daughter Kathy White and husband Shane, all of Seminole; son, Mike Gala of Texas and daughter Patrice ‘Smittie’ Stevens and Roxanne  ‘Pixie’ Stevens, both of Tulsa; four brothers, Forres Green and wife Beckie of Gage Okla., Edward and wife Kandi, of Jay Okla., Terrel of Texhoma Okla. and Keith and wife April of Moore; two sisters, Gaylia Green of Seminole and Doneta Hill and husband David of Shawnee.

Roy was blessed with 13 grandchildren four great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends too numerous to mention.

Roy touched many lives throughout the years and he will be deeply and continually loved and missed by all.

 

 

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Lois Greenwood

Funeral services for Holdenville resident Lois Kathleen Greenwood are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Capital Heights Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Crawford officiating.

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

Greenwood died Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at Holdenville General Hospital. She was born April 6, 1916 in Cookeville, Tenn. to Jess and Dora (Gilpatrick) Greenwood.

She moved to Holdenville at a young age and attended school at Holdenville. Greenwood worked for Seampruf as a seamstress for 15 years.

Greenwood has been a member of Capital Heights Missionary Baptist Church for over 75 years.

She enjoyed reading the Bible, sewing and spending time with her family.

Surviving are two brothers, Duroy Greenwood of Odessa, Texas and Oral Greenwood of Holdenville and two sisters, Vada Meadors of Holdenville and Betty Ree Horn of Seminole.

 

 

Maxine Redema Griffin

Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday at Maple Grove Cemetery with James "Slim" Crabtree officiating.

Maxine Redema (Kagle) Griffin was born to Webster Howard Kagle and Delia Bertha (Kiggin) Kagle in Cleveland, Okla. Jan. 5, 1915. Maxine went to be with her Lord and Family on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006. She was 91 years old.

As a young girl she moved to Seminole with her parents and three sisters, Imogene, Helen and Bonnie during the 1920’s Oil Boom. She was married to Floyd David Griffin and they had one son Floyd Griffin.

She was a devoted wife, great mother, loving grandmother, and a friend to many. Some of her hobbies and interests were camping, fishing, quilting, working crossword and word puzzles, feeding and watching her birds.

Maxine was a waitress all of her life. She worked at the Main Waffle House, Harvest House Restaurant, Pats Café, Granny Ferns, and Ben’s Barbeque.

Her parents: husband Floyd Griffin, sisters Imogene Dawson, Helen Watts, and Bonnie Vincent preceded her in death.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Floyd and Mona Griffin of Seminole; stepson and daughter-in-law, Jim and Pat Griffin of Hayward, Calif.; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Hank Moreno of Greenville, Calif. and grandchildren, Steve and his wife Natalie Griffin of Edmond and Brian Griffin of Stillwater.

Pallbearers will be Steve Griffin, Brian Griffin, Jeff Griffin, John Griffin, Floyd Griffin and Mike McCoy.

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

 

 

 

 

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Randy Grisham

Funeral services for James Randall "Randy" Grisham of Seminole are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. John Lively will officiate. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Grisham died Wednesday at his home in Seminole at the age of 41.

He was born Aug. 28, 1964, in Seminole to Houston A. and Rita (Burkhart) Grisham.

He attended school at New Lima and graduated from Seminole High School in 1982.

He graduated from East Central University, Ada, four years later with a degree in education.

He served as a probations and parole officer with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for many years, working out of the Ardmore office and later the Wewoka office.

He worked with the Department of Human Services and, most recently, taught reading to inmates at the Earl Davis Correctional Center in Holdenville.

At the time of his death, he was enrolled at Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, where he hoped to pursue a career as a minister.

Grisham lived for a time in Wewoka and Holdenville, where he was a member of First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father in 2001.

Survivors include his daughter, Kelsey Grisham, Wewoka; his mother, Rita Grisham, Seminole; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Dennis and Carla Grisham, Stigler, Larry Grisham of Seminole, and Terry and Terrie Grisham, Tulsa; one sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Jerry Anson, Seminole; a stepson, Jarrod Wood, Wewoka; and his former wife and the mother of his daughter, Janie Vallandingham, Wewoka.

Pallbearers will include Russell Vicars, Jarrod Wood, Mark Battershell, Dave Anderson, Dan Anson and Jacob Wood.

Honorary casketbearers are Dr. Robert Irby Jr. and Mark Olney.

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

 

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Wanda Jo Grissom

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Wanda Jo Grissom are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home with Larry Chesser officiating.

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

Wanda Jo passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2006. She was born in Sulphur to Charlie Covington and Hallie Dillbeck Dyer.

Her husband of 48 years, Bill W. Grissom and her parents preceded her in death.

She attended Oakgrove north of Sulphur and she was an employee of Elks Lodge in Seminole. For the past five years, she has been a resident of Elmwood Manor in Wewoka.

Surviving is her sister, Charlee Roberts and husband, Chester of Collinsville, Texas and three sons, Billy Don Grissom and wife Patricia of Eufaula, Gary Lloyd Grissom and wife Carla of Wewoka and Charles "Chuck" Grissom and wife Janet of Wewoka.

In addition, she has seven grandchildren, Tammie Parker and husband Chris, Bill Grissom and wife Shannon, Amy Grissom, Ashlee Grissom, Peighton Grissom, Jackie Stanfield and husband Chris, Randy Grissom and wife Tammie and 13 great-grandchildren, Zachary, Harley, Amber, Katelyn, Courtney, Justin, T.J., Taylor, Christopher, Christine, Heather, Anthony and Jacob; one niece and two nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

She is dearly loved and will be missed by one and all.

Pallbearers for the services will be Robin Chesser, Mark Newman, Shannon Smith, Dewayne Streater, George French and Clark Whithead.

 

 

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Gertrude Guess

Funeral Services for lifelong Wewoka resident Synthie Gertrude Guess are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Bro. N.R. Smith will be officiating with interment at Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Synthie Gertrude Guess went to be with her Lord on Friday, July 28, 2006 at the age of 85. She was born June 7, 1921 to Erve and Lena (Jamison) Jones.

She married Sherman Ward Guess June 18, 1945. He preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1962.

Gertrude lived in Wewoka all her life and was a loving homemaker and enjoyed reading the Bible, crocheting and bird watching.

Her parents Erve and Lena Jones; sister, Dora Conger; brothers, Estell Jones, Monty Jones, and Hobart Jones, preceded her in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherlan Mosley and husband, Hulon of Wewoka and Celua Franks of Del City; three granddaughters, Latresa Jolly and husband, Ed of Wewoka, Carla Davis and husband, Robert of Choctaw and Robin Franks of Del City; one grandson, Tony Franks of Del City; nieces, Lena Sawyer of Wewoka, Lee Jean Pattison of Oregon; nephews, Thurman Conger of Seminole and Floyd Conger of Wewoka; great-grandchildren, Melissa and Brian Jolly of Wewoka and Anthony and Jessica Davis of Choctaw and many friends and relatives.

Gertrude will be missed dearly by her loved ones.

Pallbearers for the services will be Ed Jolly, Brian Jolly, Robert Davis, Anthony Davis, Judge Sawyer, and Larry Sawyer and Tony Franks.

Honorary pallbearers will be J.C. Kanard, Jake Smith, Zane Smith and Ham Gaines.

 

 

 

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Margaret Gurley

Graveside services for longtime Seminole area resident Margaret LaDawn (Langston) Gurley are scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday at Little Cemetery.

Mickey Shaw will officiate with services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Gurley, 71, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. She was born Feb. 26, 1935 in St. Louis, Okla. to Kenneth and May (Stafford) Langston.

On May 29, 1951 she married Roy Gurley in Seminole and she was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving is her husband of the home; four sons, Bill Gurley of South Boardman, Mich., David Gurley of Wewoka, Mike Gurley and Mark Gurley, both of Ponca City; three brothers, J.K. Langston and B.R. Langston, both of Asher and Rick Langston of Florida; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

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Gertrude Hail

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole County resident Gertrude "Trudy" Isabella Hail are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Parks Brothers Chapel in Okemah.

Rev. Toby Williams, assisted by Rev. Glenn Pierce will officiate the service.

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

Hail, 80, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006 at her Okemah home. She was born Nov. 22, 1925 in Cromwell to Vernon Alfus Wright and Margaret Violet Isabella (Bryant) Wright.

She had been a Seminole County resident most of her life before moving to Okemah in 2001.

On May 15, 1942 she married Millard Russell Hail in Wewoka and she was a housewife and member of the Butner Baptist church.

She enjoyed collecting yard ornaments, watching movies and spending time with her children.

Her parents and her husband preceded her in death.

Surviving is one son, Millard "Rusty" Vernon Hail of Cromwell; two daughters, Debra Sanders of Cromwell and Robin Crawford of Okemah; two sisters, Marvell Irby of Holdenville and Tropal Lee Stewart of Wewoka; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Travis Williams, Matthew Kelley, Vurlin Crawford, Vernon Crawford, Joe Crawford, Cody Hail, Tony Vaughn and Toby "Smokey" Williams.

Richard Hair Sr.

Graveside services for lifetime Wewoka resident Richard Joe Hair Sr. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Amanda Lockwood officiating.

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

Hair passed away Monday, Aug. 21, 2006 at his home. He was born Feb. 28, 1939 in Wewoka to Oscar Davis and Cordie (Counts) Hair.

Richard joined the Army Reserves in 1953 and was honorably discharged in 1962.

On June 17, 1960 he married Juanita Grissom and they celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary in 2005.

Two daughters and one son were born to this union, Trina Dutton of Checotah, Jennifer and husband Christopher Conn of Wewoka and Rick and Andrea Hair of Wewoka.

He was seventh of 10 children and all but two sisters, Patsy Keiser of Glenpool and Francis Mayfield of Konawa, preceded him in death.

Richard was a bulldozer operator and he began working for Hair Brothers Construction and then worked for United Truck services until he retired in 1996.

His hobbies after his retirement were making crafts, playing the guitar and spending time with his grandchildren: Stephanie Johnson, Derek and Keri Johnson, Dustin Hair, Jeremy Johnson, Caleb Conn, Marissa Hair, Case and Cade Conn; and great-grandchildren, Makala Pack, Tyson Johnson, Bryce Hair and Kaden Johnson, all of Wewoka.

Pallbearers for the services will be Olen Carr, Don Bryant, Shannon Smith, Tony Peters, Anthony Johnson and John Kirby.

 

 

 

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Mollie Bell (Moore) Halk

Funeral services for longtime Seminole area resident, Mollie Bell (Moore) Halk are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Cromwell Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Whitfield and Rev. Dennis Eubanks officiating.

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

Mollie Bell (Moore) Halk of Cromwell passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006 in Seminole, at the age of 97. She was a homemaker for her eight children.

She was born June 14, 1909 in Haskell, Texas to Lonnie B. and Lioia (Hifield) Brooks.

Mollie has been a resident of Seminole County since 1936. She moved with her family to Wetumka when she was 1 ½ years old.

She was baptized at the Cromwell Baptist Church in 1939 and attended the old Butner Baptist Church.

Her children attended the Butner School System.

Mollie was married to Floyd Moore and he passed away in 1974. She married Robert F. Halk June 6, 1980 and he preceded her in death Feb. 24, 1989.

Her son, Burman Moore also preceded her in death in 1963.

Survivors include her daughters, Hazel Phelps, Fayetteville, Ark., Geraldine Blalock and husband Weldon, of Seminole, Wanda Hill, Eufaula, Jackie Bassham, Choctaw, Carmeletta and husband Jeff Grant, Cromwell, Melba and husband Hubert Hail of Sulphur; son, Bill and wife Billie Moore, of Wewoka and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

 

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Mozell Hall

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Mozell Hall are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Church of Christ, Seminole with Chris Stinnett to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Garden in Seminole under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at a visitation from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Mozell passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006 in Gonzales, Texas at the age of 86. She was born in Creek County on Nov. 26, 1919 to Charles R. and Emma (Creason) Johnson.

On April 12, 1941 she married James H. Hall in Seminole. The couple lived in Velma Alma, Okla. during Jim’s oilfield career before returning to Seminole.

Following the passing of her husband, Mozell moved to Gonzales, Texas in August 2005.

She was a homemaker, devoted wife and Christian. Mozell graduated from Prairie View High School. She loved sewing and did so for the public.

Mozell was an active member of Church of Christ of Seminole.

Her parents, husband James (April 21, 2005), one sister Louise Conner and one son Larry Hall preceded her in death.

Surviving is son and daughter-in-law, Don and Faye Hall of Lancaster, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Vicky and Bill Dryden of Gonzales, Texas; two grandchildren, Rodney Green and wife Teresa of Chickasha and Gabriella Green of Dallas, Texas and two great-grandchildren, Serena Rachel and Logan Alexander.

Casket bearers will be Charles Conner, Wayne Conner, C.W. Conner, Gale Conner, Daniel Rojas and Mike Vanlandingham.

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

 

 

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Edward Hammonds

Graveside services for former Holdenville resident, Edward C. Hammonds, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Holdenville Cemetery with Bro. Earl Scroggins officiating.

Services were under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Hammonds, of Shawnee, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006 at Colonial Estates Nursing Home, Shawnee. He was born Sept. 11, 1917 in South Carolina.

He served in the United States Army during World War II and moved to Holdenville after his discharge.

Hammonds worked in the oilfields and for the highway department for a while. He married Elizabeth Holcomb in July 2000.

His first wife, Emma Hammonds, and one stepdaughter, Linda Nichols, preceded him n death.

Surviving is his wife, Elizabeth Hammonds of Shawnee; son, J.C. Kanard of Wewoka; stepdaughter, Bea Baker of Shawnee; stepson, Frank Chamberlain of California; 11 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, Jaci Kanard.

Serving as pallbearers for the service was Tommy Kanard, Jeff Kanard, Andrew Douglas, Aaron Kanard, Taylor Kanard and Kayleb Kanard.

Wanda Lou Hand

Graveside services for Seminole County resident Wanda Lou Hand are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Tate Mountain Cemetery with Rev. Leo Streater officiating.

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

Wanda passed away on Aug. 30, 2006, at her home in Wewoka at the age of 68. She was born on Jan. 23, 1938 in Hughes County to R.F and Bertha (Eaves) Tarpley.

She was raised at Tate Mountain and attended grade school at Tate Mountain and graduated from New Lima.

On Sept. 17, 1960 she married Wade Hand in Seminole County. After they married they moved to Norman from 1961 to 1966 then they moved to Denton, Texas till 1976 when they returned to Tate Mountain area.

She enjoyed bowling, and basketball and loved watching OU football games.

Her parents, five brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband Wade Hand of the home; two daughters, Treena and husband David Brown and Kristi and husband Wesley Williams, all of Wewoka; two brothers, Jack Tarpley and Verlin Tarpley, both of Wewoka; nine grandchildren, Brandon and Amanda Cagle, Steven Hand, Kelly Wilson, Amber Brown, Zack Hale, Kevin Wilson, Jordan Cagle and Jenna Cagle; one great-grandchild, Neveah Hale and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

 

 

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William Haney Jr.

Funeral service for lifelong Seminole resident William Woodrow "Bill" Haney, Jr. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Seminole.

Interment with full military rites performed by the Seminole Nation Honor Guard is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Wake services are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Haney, 62, died Sunday, June 11, 2006 at his home. He was born Aug.8, 1943 in Seminole to William Woodrow Haney and Hattie Louise (Harjo) Haney.

He attended school in his younger years at Prairie Valley Grade School and then at Sequoyah Indian School at Tahlequah. Haney also attended Hitichitee Methodist Church in his youth.

Haney was an artist who served in the United States Navy during Vietnam and was a very active member of the Seminole Nation Honor Guard and V.F.W.

His parents and one sister, Nona Haney, preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sons, Chris Haney of Tecumseh and Nick Haney of Claremore; one daughter, Stephanie Haney of Tahlequah; three brothers, Chief Enoch Kelly Haney of Seminole, Willie Haney of Morris and Terry Spencer of Mustang; one sister, Greta Ruminer of Seminole; seven grandchildren and the mother of his children, Glenda Stephens of Claremore.

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

 

 

 

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Barry Alan Harjo

Funeral services for Holdenville resident, Barry Alan Harjo, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Holdenville Pentecostal Church with Rev. Jerry Osborn officiating.

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

A wake service will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Barry passed away Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006 at the age of 32. He was born June 23, 1974 in Claremore to Joe and Susie "Harjo" Rogers.

Barry was raised in Holdenville and Yeager and attended school in Holdenville.

He started pipeline and roughneck work at the age of seventeen, working all over the country. He loved working in the oilfields.

Barry was currently working for Jerry Scott Drilling Company.

He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

His grandmother, Togie Harjo; uncles, James Harjo; stepfather, Larry Clifft; sister, Shonna Rogers and two grandfathers, Barney Harjo and Ralph Rogers preceded him in death.

Barry is survived by his wife, Christy of the home; one son, Blake Harjo of the home; his mother, Susie Clifft of Wewoka; father, Joe Rogers; two sisters, Jimi Ray and husband Arvel Couffer of Holdenville and Christi Climer and husband David of Oregon; two brothers, Chip McCoy of Arpelar, Okla. and Billy Joe Rogers of Mena, Ark.; uncles, Jim Rogers of Paden, Jimmy Harjo of Holdenville and Bill Rogers of Yeager grandmother, Leota Rogers of Yeager and step-grandmother, Rosealie Ray of California.

Pallbearers for the services will be Doug Holmes, Donald Griggs, Kevin Brewer, John Seavers, Robert Merriman Jr., and Mike Hamilton.

Honorary bearers for the services will be Larry Cole, Randy Jackson and Billy Joe Rogers.

 

 

 

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Bessie ‘Fish’ Harjo

Funeral services for Wewoka resident, Bessie "Fish" Harjo, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Many Springs Indian Baptist Church, located south of Holdenville.

Rev. Tom Bear and Rev. Houston Tiger will officiate. Interment will follow services at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Wake services will be held at Many Springs Indian Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Thursday and at 7 p.m. Friday.

Harjo passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006 at Manor Care Nursing Home in Midwest City at the age of 83. She was born on July 10, 1922 to Frazier and Sarah "Buck" Fish several miles south of Wewoka.

She graduated from Spaulding High School and married William J. Harjo on Sept. 15, 1951 in Wewoka. He preceded her in death on March 15, 1979.

Bessie had worked for Douglas Aircraft during World War II and she has also worked for Scrivener Food Company Distributing for many years.

She was an avid bowler and enjoyed crocheting. Bessie was very involved with her church and played the piano. She had learned to play the piano from Nathan Buck Sr.

Harjo served as the church treasurer and had been a member at Many Springs Baptist Church for many years where she had acted as head women’s leader.

Bessie was the granddaughter of Seminole Chief, Chili Fish.

Surviving is her son, Woodrow Harjo and his wife Donna of Midwest City; two granddaughters, Sarah Harjo of Stillwater and Lauren Harjo of Midwest City; one brother, Leo Fish of Holdenville and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers for the services will be Brownie Harjo, Leo "Chebon" Fish Jr., Elliot "Chebon" Buck, Sterling Harjo, Chris Goforth and Cary Goforth.

Honorary bearers will be Dean Goforth, Nathan "Wahoo" Buck, Robert Eugene "Blackie" Buck and J.W. "Corney" Buck.

 

Katie Harjo

Funeral Services for longtime Seminole County resident, Katie "Louise" Tiger Harjo are scheduled for 2:00pm, Wednesday at the Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa with Frank Moppin officiating.

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

Katie "Louise" Tiger Harjo passed away Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006 at the age of 76. She was born on May 31, 1930 in Holdenville to Eunah and Lillian (Foster) Tiger.

She married Amond Harjo of Konawa and together they had ten children. She was a homemaker.

Her parents, husband, two grandsons, Mark Harjo and Juston Bondoni, and one brother, William "Sonny" Tiger preceded her in death.

She is survived by five daughters and sons-in-law and five sons and daughters-in-law, Ruth and Lindsey Bondoni of McLoud, Jamie and Hoby Hawkins of Maud, Kim and Gerald Harjo of Seminole, Justine and Ross Crowl of Seminole, Clarissa Cole of Tahlequah, Russell and Susan Harjo of Claremore, Keith Harjo of Konawa, Darby and Gail Harjo of Shawnee, Damond Harjo of Konawa, and Randall "Bo" Harjo of Konawa.

She is also survived by one sister, Katie Lou Wood of Shawnee; 23 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two more great-grandchildren to be born soon.

Pallbearers will be: Brian Fixico, Shawn Fixico, Jordan Fixico, Chad Cole, Jim Bob Sandfur, Michael Crowl.

Honorary Bearers will be: Chase Cole, Brandon Harjo, Brent Harjo, Lindsey Bondoni and Theron Bondoni.

 

 

 

 

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Lewis Harjo

Funeral services for Holdenville resident, Lewis Wayne Harjo, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Tookparfka Baptist Church.

Rev. Frank Moppin and Rev. Danny Faulkner will officiate and a wake service will be held tonight at 8 p.m. at the church.

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

Harjo, 59, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 in Oklahoma City. He was born Feb. 27, 1947 to Amos Harjo Sr. and Louise McCosar Herrod.

He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 1967, where he was on tour of duty in Vietnam, and was honorably discharged on Oct. 29, 1973.

Harjo worked as a roofer and carpenter throughout his life.

Rev. Joe Wallace at Tookparfka Baptist Church baptized Harjo on Nov. 29, 1998.

His parents, brothers, Frank and Richard Herrod and sister, Gladysteen Herrod preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Janie of the home; four sons, Eric of Tahlequah, Grant "Bubba", Blaine and Brent "Opie" of the home; three grandchildren of the home; brothers, Amos Harjo Jr. of Cyril and John Herrod of Ada and sisters, Elouise Harjo of Holdenville, Katie Kincaid of Calvin, Zula Herrod of Ada, Minnie Mitchell of Seminole, Frances Herrod of Ada, Leona Herrod and Estelle Herrod of Calvin.

Pallbearers for the services will be Jason Nix, Mark Parris, Kevin Farber, Joshua Harrison, Robert Harrison and Mitchell Harjo.

Honorary bearers will be Andy Wesley, David Paslay, Scott Treadwell, Mark Brannon, Roy Ramsey and Chuck Speyer.

 

 

 

 

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Michael Harjo

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident Michael James Harjo are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Rock Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating.

Wake services are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel and the body will lie in state until 4 p.m. Thursday.

Interment is to take place at Rock Springs Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Harjo, 49, died Monday, June 12, 2006 in an Oklahoma City hospital. He was born Nov. 26, 1956 in Sasakwa to Jonah and Effie (Carpitcher) Harjo, and he attended Vamoosa Schools.

His father (1966); brother, Thomas Harjo; sister, JoAnn Harjo and grandson, Desmond Harjo preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother, Effie Harjo of Wewoka; five children, Sheila Carter of Altus, Daniel Harjo of Ardmore, Joni Harjo of Seminole, Thomas Harjo of Ardmore and Michael Harjo of Altus; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Michele Harjo and Melissa Johnson, both of Wewoka and one brother, Jimsey Harjo of Wewoka.

Pallbearers for the services will be Kris Carter, Earl Davis, Mike Factor, Dewayne Coon, Howard West and Louis Yahola.

Honorary bearers will be Joe Johnson, Bryant Johnson, Leon Morgan, Andy Johnson and Mike Williams.

 

 

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Scotty Harjo

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Scotty Harjo are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at First Southern Baptist Church in Lawrence, Kan.

He will lie in state Saturday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., with visitation to be held Sunday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence, Kan.

Interment is to follow services with full military honors at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Kan.

Harjo, 78, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 15, 1928 in Bowlegs to Willie and Jenny (Narcomey) Harjo.

He attended school in Wewoka and Muskogee, graduating from Bacone High School. He later attended Bacone College in Muskogee and Northeast State University in Tahlequah.

Harjo served in the United States Army during the Korean War and attained the rank of master sergeant. He earned two bronze stars and was a member of Chosin Few, an organization for Marines who were at the Chosin Reservoir.

He worked at Haskell Indian Nation University from 1957-94 as a residential assistant, and also did student counseling and maintenance.

Harjo coached baseball, basketball, football and softball and started the first wrestling program at Haskell. He was also a football scout and was instrumental in the All-Indian Fastpitch Softball Tournament in Oklahoma City.

He was at the recent 50th anniversary of the tournament and was voted MVP of the first fifty years of the event.

Harjo married Esther L. Colbert on Jan. 31, 1962 in Lawrence. He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church.

Surviving is his wife of the Lawrence home; two sons, Scott Nevius of La Palma, Calif. and John Scott Harjo of Lawrence; daughter, Patricia Nevius of Oak Grove, Mo.; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family has suggested that memorials be sent to the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

 

Barney Harjoe

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole area resident Barney Monroe Harjoe are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Mike Harjo officiating.

Interment is to follow services at the family cemetery in Roscoe under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

A wake service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Harjoe, 80, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was born west of Bowlegs on Jan. 25, 1926 to Eco Harjoe and Eliza (Carbitcher) Riley. He was a farmer and oil field worker.

His parents; two half brothers, John and Edmond Riley and two infant sons, Monroe and Manroe Harjoe preceded him in death.

Surviving is one son Ted Harjoe of Shawnee; one sister, Wynema Deo of Norman and three grandchildren.

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

 

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Mary Alice Harjoe

Services for former Seminole resident Mary Alice Harjoe are scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial is to follow at the Coker Family Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Visitation has been scheduled for Sunday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Swearingen Chapel.

Mary Harjoe passed away Friday, June 30, 2006 in Houston, Texas at the age of 68. She was born May 15, 1938 to Thomas and Elizabeth (Leone) Kehoe.

She is originally from Lock Haven, Pa. where her mother and brother, Robert, still reside.

Mary served in the United Stated Army where she met and fell in love with Thomas Coker Jr. She then made his hometown, Seminole, her home and her heart has been here ever since.

When residing in Houston she never failed to read her Producer and longed for the time she could return home.

Mary was a strong, bold woman who taught her family much. She loved Elvis, Native American heritage, and music.

Her first husband, whom she refers to as the love of her life, Thomas "Sonny" Coker Jr.; her baby brother, Thomas Kehoe Jr.; as well as uncles and aunts that were dear to her precede her in death.

She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Kehoe; her brother, Robert Kehoe; her children and their spouses, Galle Kennedy and Bill Adkins, Bobbie and Byron Tipton, Tina and Billy O’Rand, Thomas and Michelle York; her grandchildren, Leslie, Laura, Lisa, Latoyia, Star, Victoria, Justin, Shad and Blake as well as her great-grandchildren, Unomi, Ashlynn, Kayla and another baby girl on the way.

Mary’s family would like to invite her friends and family to the service in which they will honor her memory, her strength, her beauty and her wild crazy spirit that they treasure so much.

We love you Mom, Grandma and will miss you dearly.

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

 

 

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Daisy Harper

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Daisy Marie (Shores) Harper, 71, are scheduled for Monday at 10 a.m. at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lynn Ice officiating.

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

Harper died in Midwest City Wednesday. She was born June 25, 1935 to Clifford and Annie (Barker) Shores in Topeka, Kan.

She grew up in the Butner area and graduated from Butner School.

On Sept. 28, 1960, she married John E. Harper in Seminole and they made their home in Wewoka.

She received her Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate from Pontotoc Vo-Tech in Ada and worked for Holdenville Hospital. Later, she did private duty nursing and was of the Baptist faith.

Her parents, her husband, and her sister Mary Elizabeth "Putch" Swope preceded her in death.

Survivors include five daughters, Nancy Fossey, of Oklahoma City, Beatrice Freed of Midwest City, Deborah Avery of Oklahoma City, Claudia Young of Harrah, Jennifer Duvall of Midwest City; three sons, Dean Harper of Castleberry, Fla., Danny Harper of Oklahoma City and Jeffery Lance Harper of Texas; 23 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Leta Smith of Ada, Patricia (Trishy) Burns of Jasper, Texas, Betty Sharp of Eufaula and Katie Reyes of Eufaula; three brothers Frankie Shores of Stigler, Jerry Shores of Stigler, and Clifford Shores Jr. of Konawa.

Pallbearers will be Dean Harper, Danny Harper, Bobby Duvall, Leonard Duvall, Larry Freed Jr. and Johnny Young.

 

 

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Lillie Harper

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Lillie Marie Harper were held today at 1 p.m. at Allen Church of Christ, Keith Warren officiating.

Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Harper died Saturday, June 10, 2006 at an Allen nursing home. She was born Nov. 13, 1920 in Kemp, Okla. to C.B. and Hattie B. (Bates) Gaines.

She went to Allen in 1991, having moved from Wewoka. She attended school at Albany, Okla. and was a homemaker.

She was a band booster, mom-chauffeur, avid gardener and seamstress, and Ladies Craft and ceramic Class.

On Oct. 18, 1941 she married Melvin R. Harper in Durant and he preceded her in death in Wewoka in October 1990. Mrs. Harper was a member of the Church of Christ.

Her sister, Bonnie Lloyd preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Melva M. Wallis and her husband Don of Allen and Doris Christenberry and her husband Jim of Ada; six grandchildren, Alayna Reynolds of Tulsa, Donna McFerran of Henryetta, Steven Christenberry of Plano, Texas, Stacey Rachel of Wynnewood and Julie Stringfellow of Atlanta, Ga.

Also surviving are eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Laws of Harahan, La. and Esther Lough and her husband Dan of Bandera, Texas and one brother-in-law, Bill Lloyd of Wewoka.

Bearers for the services are Steven Christenberry, David Reynolds, Jeff McFerran, Erik Rachel, Todd Stringfellow, Andrew McFerran and Jacob McFerran.

 

 

Jennie Harris

Funeral services for former Sasakwa resident, Jennie Harris, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Wes Martin is to officiate with interment to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

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

Harris, age 102 died Wednesday in Springfield, Ohio. She was born May 5, 1903 in Windber, Pa. to Gabriel and Tina (Carlson) Lanning.

She graduated from high school in Pennsylvania and went on to graduate from nursing school as a registered nurse.

On Dec. 28, 1921 she married Joseph H. Harris in Columbus, Ohio and was of the Lutheran faith.

Her parents, husband, daughters, Betty Potts and Christine Harris and sons, Harry J. "Buck" Harris and Jack Harris preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Agnes Spriggs of Springfield, Ohio and Geraldine Thomas of Konawa and two sons, Allen E. Harris of Sidney, Ohio and Denzil Harris of Sasakwa.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jerry Harrison

Graveside services for Holdenville resident Jerry Dean Harrison, brother of Wewoka resident William Harrison, Jr., are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006.

Services will be held at the Hickory Hill Baptist Church Grounds near Fittstown. Rev. Larry Hawkins will officiate. Services are under the direction of Schumacher Funeral Home of Okemah.

Harrison died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006 in Okemah at the age of 47.

He was born on Sept. 15, 1958 in Ada to William and Mary Harrison.

Harrison lived in the Holdenville area for the last six years after moving from Arizona.

He was a laborer by trade and was a member of the Hickory Hill Baptist Church near Fittstown.

Harrison participated in carpentry, gardening of both vegetables and flowers, dogs, horses and guineas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Raymond Harrison in 2000.

Harrison is survived by one son, Aaron Harrison, Fittstown; two brothers, William Harrison, Jr. and Gary Harrison, both of Fittstown; two sisters, Mary Lou Phillips, Skiatook, and Martha Jean Wilbourn, Okemah; and a host of other family and friends.

Edith Hart

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident Edith A. Hart are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Larry O. Chesser, Jr. officiating.

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

Hart, 98, of Seminole passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2006 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 12, 1908 in Seminole to John Erving Parrish and Lucy Jane (Crosby) Parrish.

Edith married Layton Samuel Hart on May 29, 1937 in Ada and was a retired schoolteacher and homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Konawa.

Her parents; husband, Layton (July 4, 1990); three brothers, Orvis, Orval and Roy Parrish and four sisters, Pearl Eanes, Tennis Smith, Opal Parrish and Kathryn Walker preceded her in death.

Surviving is one nephew, Joe Walker of Ada and two nieces, Dories Berry and Jackie Walker, both of Konawa.

Pallbearers for the services will be David Smith, Layton walker, Brent Walker, Donnie Delozier, Wayne Delozier and Joe Walker. Honorary bearers will be Gene Eanes, Don Smith, John Parrish, Tommy Parrish and Eddie House.

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

 

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Rexell Hart

Funeral services for Wewoka native Rexell Hart were held Thursday, March 16, 2006 at Bear Valley Christian Church in Lakewood, Colo.

Burial followed at the Fort Logan Memorial Cemetery, and was under the direction of the Veteran’s Administration with Chaplain Jeffrey Matthews.

Hart was born June 21, 1933 in Wewoka to Leon (Jabo) Hart and Cora Lee Malone.

His parents; one brother, Brice A. Hart; and one sister, Kathamay preceded him in death.

Surviving are two brothers, Douglas Hart of Wewoka, and Orville Hart of San Diego, Calif.

 

Curtis Dean Haynes

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Curtis Dean Haynes are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Freewill Baptist Church in Prague, Okla. Rev. Frankie Moppin will officiate with Randall Miller, assisting.

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

A wake service will be held Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Curtis Dean Haynes, 48-years-old, passed from this life Saturday, April 15, 2006 at his home. He was born Aug. 7, 1957 in Los Angeles, Calif. to parents Elmer and Roxie Shirlene (Miller) Haynes.

Curtis lived most of his life in Seminole where he was a self employed maintenance and landscaper. He was a member of the Snake Creek Baptist Church and a graduate of Varnum High School and Seminole State College.

On Nov. 28, 1980 Curtis married Carol Hinds in Prague, she survives him of the home.

Other survivors include his parents, Roxie and Elmer Haynes of Prague; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Delbert and Vickie Haynes of Muskogee and James Haynes of Seminole; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Delberta and Andrew Vallejo of Seattle, Wash., Andrea and Donald Burrough of Prague, Karen Collier of Shawnee and Catherine and Justin Clemons of McLoud; aunts and uncles, Dewayne and Linda Miller, Reo Miller, Esther Fourkiller, Joanne and Newman Factor, Arlis and Sam Banagas, Tojuna and Gary Cole, Cindy Miller and Angeline and Justin Fawcett, Jeanette Postoak, Hoover and Josephine Haynes, Bill and Deloris Haynes, Evelyn Quinton, Vernon and Josephine Haynes, Lou and Carl Rose, and Pauline Forrest; nieces and nephews, Danita Vallejo, April Haynes, Verina Collier, Nathan Henry, Denise Vallejo, Leanne Collier, A-yo Henry and Mes-ke Collier and a host of other family and friends.

Casket bearers will be, Howard Harjo, Michael Winap, Nathan Henry, A-yo Henry, Karlin Postoak and Jason Fourkiller.

Honorary casket bearers will be, Chuck Hinds, Delbert Haynes, Dewayne Miller, Don Hinds, James Haynes and Reo Miller.

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

 

 

 

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Ernie Herriman

Memorial services for Ernie Herriman are scheduled for Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Legion Hut in Konawa.

Ernie was born on Oct. 18, 1932 in Asher, Okla. and passed away on Jan. 3, 2006 at his home in Konawa.

During his lifetime he was a cross-country truck driver and an oil field pumper. He loved hunting and spending time with his family and horses.

His parents Josie and Dave Herriman; sisters, Gracie Foran and Florence Yott and brother Darryl Herriman preceded him in death.

Ernie is survived by sisters, Opal Jolley of Konawa, and Ida Ewing, of Tulare, Calif.; brothers, Dan Herriman of Konawa and Euel Herriman of Coffeyville, Kan.; daughters, Connie Herriman, Patti Beavers and Betty Johnson, of Tulsa, Terrie and James Jones of Nashville, Tenn., Susie and Andy Yott of Konawa and Kim and Kade Sharber of Konawa and sons Ernie (Hotrod) and Sarah Herriman, Dave Herriman and Josh Silkey, all of Konawa.

In addition, he is survived by his grandchildren, Jeremy, Dusty, Kaylee, Gracie, Justin, John-D, Ashley, Josh, Heather, Matt, Bubba Bruce, David, Josh and Tisha; several great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews including his special niece Pam Whaler of Konawa, and his special nephew Danny Herriman of Konawa, and a special family friend, Debbie Casteel of Konawa.

 

 

Richard Leon Herrod

Funeral services for Calvin resident Richard Leon Herrod will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Tookparfka Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the Herrod family cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Wake services will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel. Revernd Malcolm Tiger and Reverend Joe Bruner will be officiating.

Herrod, 55, died June 12 at the Carl Albert Indian Healt Facility.

Herrod was born March 21, 1951 in Calvin to Robert and Louise Herrod. He grew up in Calvin and graduated from Calvin Schools. He was employed as a ranch hand.

Herrod was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Frank Harjo and Layy Mchee; and one sister, Gladysteen Herrod.

He is survived by seven sisters, Elouise Harjo, Holdenville, Katie Herrod, Leona Herrod, and Estelle Herrod, all of Clavin, Zula Herrod and Frances Herrod, both of Ada, and Minnie Mitchell of Seminole; three brothers, Amos Harjo, Jr., Cyril, Lewis Harjo of Holdenville, and John Herrod of Ada.

Paul bearers will be Robert Harrison, Philip Bear, Josh Harrison, Mitchell Todd Harjo, Kenneth Mehringer, Anthony Fish, Tyrone Washington, Blaine Harjo, Chuck Sweeney, and Jacob Bear.

Honorary Paul Bearers include Dan Simmer, Samuel McClure, Johnathan Herrod, Robert Meashintubby, and Curtis Burns.

Gary Hicks II

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Gary Keith "Cornbread" Hicks II are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Prague.

Brother Tim Emmons and Brother Jarrod Kendall will officiate the services.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home.

Interment will follow at the Little Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service.

Hicks died Sunday in Shawnee from injuries received in an automobile accident.

He was born Oct. 13, 1966 in Denton, Texas to Linda Bloomer and Gary Hicks.

Hicks graduated from Strother High School in 1984 where he played baseball and was an "A" student. He worked for Shawnee Milling for several years. Most recently he worked for the Pottawatomie Nation in construction.

His grandparents Earl Robert and Jesse Hicks, and Melvin Montgomery precede him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Hicks, of the home; his son Tyler Keith Hicks, Lone Grove; two daughters, Kristin Jalae Hicks of Seminole and Bethany Mae Hicks of the home; his mother and stepfather Linda and Gary Bloomer of Seminole; father and stepmother Gary K. and Linda Hicks, Lone Grove; one half-brother Lance Bloomer of Seminole; stepbrother Randy Bloomer, Salado; one stepsister Connie Yeager of Enid; and grandmother Hazel Montgomery of Prague.

The pallbearers are to include Sahne Hicks, Heath Sapp, Ronnie Stewart, Richard Neel, Kerry Dickson, and Michael Sams.

The family requests that memorials may be made to the Gary Hicks Memorial Fund at BancFirst, Drawer R, in Prague.

A guest book is available to share your memories on line at www.ParksBrothers.net.

Annie Hicks

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Annie Hicks are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hitchitee Methodist Church with Rev. T.J. Fixico officiating.

Interment is to follow at Hitchitee Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

A wake service has been scheduled for Monday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Hicks, 72, passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2006 at Colonial Estates Nursing Home, Seminole. She was born Aug. 27, 1934 in Seminole to Sam Ripley Sr. and Sally (Larney) Ripley.

Annie was a silk finisher for Finley Dry Cleaners in Shawnee for many years. She had started her profession working for the Seminole Cleaners.

She was a member of the Gar Creek Ceremonial Grounds.

Surviving is one son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Rachel Fixico of Wewoka; three sisters, Jennie Ross of Seminole, Fannie Hernandez of Shawnee and Margaret Carney of Oklahoma City and three grandchildren, Michael Fixico of Cromwell, Sarah Fixico of Cromwell and Jeremy Campbell of Wewoka.

Casket bearers for the services will be members of Gar Creek Ceremonial Grounds and honorary bearers will be Rev. Edman Wolf Sr., Ryder Larney, Herbert Jack Larney and Andrew Alexander.

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

 

 

 

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Verena Hicks

Verena Mae (Blaylock) Hicks, 75-year-old longtime Seminole resident, passed from this life June 23, 2006, at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born Feb. 22, 1931, in Maud, to Chester Earl Blaylock and Lessie Ray (Stalnaker) Blaylock.

She lived in Seminole for 35 years, and then moved back to Seminole from Cleveland a few years ago.

Verena retired from home health care and was also a former beautician. She was a member of the Seminole Church of Christ.

Verena is survived by her husband, Bill Hicks, who she married July 20, 1952 in Seminole at the Church of Christ.

Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Stan and Cathy Hicks of Wichita, Kan., and Steve and Bobbye Hicks of Houston, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Anne and David Boyett of Midwest City; one brother and sister-in-law, Del and Lora Blaylock of Alameda, Calif.; and seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, June 26, at the Seminole Church of Christ with Chris Stinnett officiating.

Internment will follow at 2 p.m. at Woodland Cemetery in Cleveland.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole. Phone 405-382-3456.

Funeral information: June 26, 2006, 10 a.m.; Seminole Church Of Christ—US 377 North (across from Seminole Airport); burial at Cleveland Cemetery in Cleveland, Oklahoma, at 2 p.m., Monday, June 26, 2006.

Viewing information: Saturday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 8 p.m.

Melizzie Jane Hilburn

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Melizzie Jane (Harjo) Hilburn are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Re. Houston Tiger is to officiate and interment is to follow at Sand Creek Eufaula Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wake services will be held Wednesday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel and Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Sand Creek Eufaula Church.

Melizzie passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006 at her home. She was born June 29, 1957 in Seminole to Cecil Harjo and Mandy (Hulbutta) Williams.

She was married to Charlie Lumpkin for 18 years and had a bachelor’s degree and worked as an LPN for Peak Medical Corporation of Seminole County.

Her father, Cecil Harjo; sister, Pauline Guzman and one brother, Thomas John Harjo preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Charlie Lumpkin of the home; mother, Mandy Williams of Seminole; one son, Timothy Fry of Seminole; two daughters, Amy Hilburn of Seminole and Janet Casselman of Tulsa; two brothers, Randy Harjo of Okmulgee and Manuel Guzman of San Jose, Calif. and four sisters, Martha Harjo, Katherine Hicks and Feathers Wolfchief, all of Seminole and Felicia Hicks of Frederick.

In addition, seven grandchildren, Amanda Fry, Stephen Calger, Zachary Casselman, James Kerr, Alicia Gokey and Dayton Gokey; two aunts, Geneva Fox and Marie Barefoot, both of Wewoka and one uncle, Leo Hulbutta of Wewoka survive her.

Pallbearers for the services will be Jimmy Hulbutta, Tommy Hulbutta, Jackie Hulbutta, Jimmy Ray Frazier, Ricky Williams and Casey Hicks. Honorary bearers are to be Leo Hulbutta, Randy Harjo, Manuel Guzman, Adam Kaskaske and Starr Davis.

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

 

 

 

 

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Betty Hilliard

Graveside service for Wewoka native Betty J. Hilliard are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Chris Brown officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Burris Funeral Home, Enid.

Hilliard, 73, died Monday, March 6, 2006 in Enid. She was born in Wewoka on Oct. 12, 1932 to Henry Albert and Edna Jane (Dunafon) Dinsmore.

She grew up and attended school in Wewoka and on July 17, 1953 she married Jack Hilliard in California, where they made their home.

Later they moved to Lawton and then to Chicago, where she began working for Shell Oil Company. She was later transferred to Houston and worked until her retirement in January 1991.

Hilliard moved to Enid in June 2000 and attended Chisholm Trail Cowboy Church. Her favorite hobby was quilting.

Her parents; husband (June 26, 1999); three sisters, Monie, Blanche and Bertie and one infant brother, James Earl, preceded her in death.

Surviving are three daughters, Judy Garcia of Vista, Calif., Debra Lowry and Diana Jones, both of Fort Worth, Texas; one son, Donald Hilliard of Cleburne, Texas; two brothers, O.R. "Tokey" Dinsmore and Pete Dinsmore; three sisters, Billie Larson, Laura Good and Glenda Watson, all of Enid; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The family suggests that memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Chisholm Trail Cowboy Church or charity of the donor’s choice.

 

 

 

Ara Belle Hobbs

Funeral services for Seminole resident Ara Belle Hobbs are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Gary Pollard will officiate. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. at Memorial Park, Ada.

Hobbs died Saturday at Unity North Medical Center at the age of 95.

She was born May 27, 1911, in Pontotoc County to Ocie Ola and Callie Elizabeth (Fox) East.

She married Leonard M. Hobbs in 1934.

She was a retired Tinker AFB assembly specialist and a member of Glad Tidings Church. She taught a painting class at the Heritage House.

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

Survivors include two sisters, Lula Keeling, Ada, and Elva Jo Kraeer, McLoud.

 

Ara Belle Hobbs

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Ara Belle (east) Hobbs, were held today at 2 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Pollard officiating.

A memorial service was held today at 3 p.m. at Memorial Park in Ada under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Hobbs, 95, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006 in Shawnee. She was born May 27, 1911 in Oakman of Pontotoc County to Ocie Ola East and Callie Elizabeth (Fox) East.

In 1934 she married Leonard M. Hobbs in Pontotoc County (Ada).

She was a retired Tinker Assembly Specialist and instructed a painting class at Heritage House in Seminole and was a member of Glad Tidings Church.

Her parents, husband, three brothers, Travis, Lonie and George East and two sisters, Lela Morrison and Jonnie Mae Little, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sisters, Lula Keeling of Ada and Elva Jo Kraeer of McLoud.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Audie Holbert

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Audie Henry Holbert are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Forest L. Weast is to officiate and services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Holbert, 87, died Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at Unity Health Center in Shawnee. He was born March 7, 1919 in Carnegie to Henry Calvin Holbert and Alma Ethel (Stevens) Holbert.

He moved to Seminole in 1975 and was a member of the Twin Oaks Baptist Church.

He married Phyllis Holbert and she preceded him in death in July 1993.

Holbert retired from McDonnell-Douglas in Long Beach, Calif. as an airline representative.

Surviving is son, Thomas Calvin Holbert of Benson, Ariz.; daughter, Audine Holbert Whitley of Seminole; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

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

 

 

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Neva Holcombe

Graveside services for Neva Maxine Holcombe of Kansas are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Stockton Cemetery in Kansas.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 9 – 10:30 a.m. at the Smith-More-Overlease Funeral Home in Stockton, Kan.

Holcombe, 82, died Sunday, June 4, 2006 at the Solomon Valley Manor, Stockton, Kan. She was born Feb. 21, 1924 in Webster, Kan. to Charley John and Eunice Jane (Selbe) McCormick.

She graduated from Webster High School and married William Doyle Holcombe on Aug. 18, 1949 in Phillips, Kan.

Holcombe had been a teacher for a while after her graduation, a cook in Wichita schools and worked as a ladies wear clerk in a department store.

She has also helped her husband in his aircraft inspection business and was a homemaker.

Her parents; one sister, Mabel Lowry; two children, Carol Jean and David Leon Holcombe and one grandson, Gregory Allen Holcombe preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; son, Garold Holcombe of Maud; daughter, Wilma Maxine Welch of Stockton, Kan.; two grandchildren; one great-grandson and two sisters, Beulah Waters of Stockton and Ruth Miller of Hays, Kan.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.mooreoverlease.com.

 

 

Lillie Holt

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Lillie "Tee" Bell Holt are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery with Tracy Holt officiating.

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

Holt, 95, died Monday, March 6, 2006 in Shawnee. She was born Aug. 11, 1910 in Asher to Theodore and Elvira (Mullins) Holt.

Her parents; three brothers, Earnest Holt, Charles Holt and Robert Holt and three sisters, Lottie Badger, Cassie Hill and Dewey Farley preceded her in death.

Surviving are many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

 

 

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Robert Honsinger

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Robert Stanley "Ace" Honsinger are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Vamoosa Baptist Church with Kevin Duck officiating.

Interment is to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery in Konawa under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Honsinger, 66, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006 at Ada retirement Center. He was born on Feb. 5, 1940 in Vanoss to Benny and Thelma Pearl (Hunt) Lehman.

He served in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge on Jan. 31, 1965.

Honsinger worked as a driller in the area oilfields and was a member of Vamoosa Baptist church.

He was an avid golfer and enjoyed music. He was very proud of his hole-in-one at an Ada golf course.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving are his three sons, Bo Honsinger and Robert B. Honsinger, both of Konawa and Stanley "Bush" Honsinger of Sasakwa; two sisters, Zelma McCraw of Konawa and Rita Graham of Calhoun, Ill. and seven grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Bruce McCraw, Kelly Neely, Duane Brock, Clint Hanks, Stephen Palmer and Denver Palmer.

Honorary bearers will be Tony Wolf, T.J. Wolf, Kenny Bennett, Chris Honsinger, Corey Fixico, Travis Honsinger and Ray Trapp.

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

 

 

Bradley Horton

Services for Bradley Dale Horton are scheduled for Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Wewoka with Rev. Terrill Parvin and Rev. Michael Vallandingham officiating.

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

Brad, of Shawnee, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006 in his home at the age of 36 years. He was born March 17, 1970 in Holdenville.

Brad graduated from Wewoka High School in 1988. He was active in football, basketball and tennis.

Following High School Brad attended Seminole Jr. College and then transferred to Oklahoma University.

Brad was employed with Americontact working as a National Account Manager.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wewoka. He was baptized April 8, 1979.

Brad was a huge fan of OU! During his youth Brad so enjoyed his attending OU football games on Saturdays with Pa-pa. They also shared many travels on Pa-pa’s bread truck.

Brad’s happiest days were when he was with his family. During his youth he and his Mom and Sister would go to Wetumka Lake for big family get together.

He would always talk about, "Mamma using her cast iron skillet." Brad enjoyed camping, and every year he and his family would float down the Illinois River, and he loved that time together.

Brad loved music, maybe because every Saturday morning Mom would wake him and his sister and "crank up the music" because it was time to clean!

Brad and his mother shared many hours listening to music which he passed on to his sons. Brad enjoyed grilling and considered himself a Master Chef, jokingly with his family.

Brad became an avid golf player. He was proud he had taught all three of his boys to love the water just as he learned as a young boy.

Brad is survived by his wife, Amber (Lawrence) Horton of the home; three children, Tyler Levi Horton of Oklahoma City, Hunter Calvin Horton of Mustang and Bryson Cruz Horton of Shawnee; mother, Beverly (Howarth) Horton of Oklahoma City; father, Robert F. Horton of McCloud; sister, Heather and husband Matthew Duvall of Oklahoma City; biological father, Donnie Hardwick of Oklahoma City; grandparents, Calvin and Wanda Howarth of Holdenville, Louise Horton of Wewoka and Lorene Hardwick of Holdenville; uncles, Jim and wife MaryJane Howarth of Tulsa, Sam and wife Casey Horton of Wewoka, Jerry and wife Malinda Hardwick of Holdenville and Terry and wife Donna Hardwick of Holdenville; cousin, Kevin Howarth of Oklahoma City and a host of other relatives and numerous friends.

Brad touched many lives with his humor and love of life.

Serving as pallbearers will be: Andy Crockett, Ray Sanderson, Michael Black, Brad Huser, Austin Brister, Jerry Hardwick, Ryan LaValley and Shannon Babb and Tony Pettis.

Honorary bearers will be: Tyler Horton, Matthew Duvall, James W. Howarth, Kevin Howarth, Alan Lawrence, Sam Horton, Boomer Sawyer, Lonnie Pyle and Erik Williams.

 

 

 

 

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Lewis Jay Horton

Graveside services for Lewis Jay Horton are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Wetumka Cemetery under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home in Wetumka.

Horton, 77, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006 in Seminole. He was born June 7, 1928 in Dustin.

He was raised by and preceded in death by Mose and Lena Wright.

Horton married Helen Louise Williams on Nov. 21,1958.

Surviving is his wife Helen of the home; daughter, Deanna Graham; one granddaughter and one grandson, all of Seminole.

Larry Houck Sr.

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Joseph Larry Houck, Sr. are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Temple of Praise Pentecostal Church of God in Seminole.

Rev. Harold Turner is to officiate with interment to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Houck died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006 at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 59. He was born Aug. 16, 1946 in Seminole to William Henry Houck and Naoma Louise (Lee) Houck.

He married Carole Rosetta Pittman on Feb. 18, 1966 in Seminole and he was a minister residing in Seminole for the past 56 years.

Houck was a veteran who had served in the United States Navy.

His twin brother, George Garry Houck; sister, Lawanda Shafer; father and one brother, Lucky Houck preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother and stepfather, Naoma and Ernie Robinson of Seminole; two sons, Joseph Larry Houck Jr. of Washington, Okla. and Steven Eugene Houck of Fairbanks, Alaska; four daughters, Rebecca Ann White of Longview, Texas, Naoma Carol Nance of Seminole, Laurie Elizabeth Stone of Tecumseh and Rachel Dawn Moobs of Fayetteville, Ark. and 14 grandchildren.

In addition, he has three brothers, Leonard Bernard Houck of Shawnee, Bill Henry Houck of Wasilla, Alaska and Toby Terrell Houck of Tulsa and one sister, Lisa Owens of Seminole who survive him.

Pallbearers for the services are Dean Welch, James Winkcompleck, Donald Emmitt, gene Houck, Joe Houck and Buster McCoy.

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

 

 

 

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Jolene Householder

Graveside funeral services for Maud resident Jolene Ann Householder are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Cummings Cemetery.

Steve Martin will officiate; burial will be under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

Householder died Monday at her home in Maud at the age of 64.

She was born May 29, 1942, in Clay Center, Kans., to Ray and Jean (Hillman) Gebhardt.

She moved to Maud 15 years ago from Sulphur.

She was a homemaker and had worked as a substitute teacher at Sulphur Schools.

She was a member of Good Hope Road Church of Christ in Seminole, and was a member of the Magic Brush Art Club in Ada. She served as a leader with the Girl Scout Sooner Council in Sulphur.

She married Clifford David Householder, who survives her of the home.

Other survivors include her father of Clay Center; one son, Robert Householder, Maud; three daughters, Julie Morris, Oklahoma City, Sheryl Dewitt, Mesa, Ariz., and Deanna Panio, Yorktown Heights, NY; two sisters, Carlene Taylor and Goldie Bruebaker, both of Kansas; and two grandchildren.

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

 

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Gertrude Houser

Funeral services for Wewoka native Gertrude Francis (South) Houser are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Concord Missionary Baptist Church, 1500 Stubbeman, Norman.

Graveside services are scheduled for 3 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka. Rev. Kenneth Gibson of Van Buren, Ark. and Rev. Doug Gregg of Norman are to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman. Family visitation is scheduled for Monday between 6 – 8 p.m. at Havenbrook.

Houser, 86 of Norman, died Thursday, June 1, 2006. She was born Nov. 8, 1919 in Wewoka to Rubin Walter South and Nolia Frances Morrison South.

She married Roy Elmer Houser on Aug. 28, 1937 and she was known for her role as a children’s Sunday school teacher and the many children she babysat there.

Houser was a member of Concord Missionary Baptist Church in Norman.

Her parents; husband; brothers, R.G. South and James G. South and granddaughter, Marsha Regina Short preceded her in death.

Surviving are three daughters, Mary Johnson of Oklahoma City, Carrol Reynolds of Norman and Beverly Jones of Oklahoma City; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Concord Baptist Church.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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Joy Houston

Funeral services for former Sasakwa resident Joy Marcus Houston are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, Ada with Floyd Kaiser officiating.

Burial is to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction o f Criswell Funeral Home.

Mr. Houston, 84 of Ada, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2006 at his home. He was born to James Henry and Nora Bryant Houston.

He attended grade school at Cully and high school in Sasakwa. Mr. Houston completed the tenth grade.

After 40 plus years in the oilfield, he retired. He was a member of the Southwest Church of Christ and was in the United States Army during World War II.

On July 3, 1942 he married Alice Harris in Sasakwa.

Two sons, Richard Glen and Darrell Ray; daughter, Dianna Joyce Calvert; three sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Alice Houston of the home; son, Ronnie Houston and wife Barbara of Ada; grandson (whom he reared), Kevin Calvert and companion, Suzie Davis, of Cleveland, Ohio; sister, Estelle Lyon of Wewoka; brother, Preston Houston of Columbia, Ohio; grandchildren, Tina Houston of Ada and Marcus Houston and wife Natalie of Ada; great-grandchildren, Kelly Calvert, Stephen Calvert, Chantz Houston, Brandon Houston, Darrin Houston, Marissa Houston, Tiffany Houston, Parris Houston and Rayne Houston.

Bearers for the services will be Marcus Houston, Chantz Houston, Kelly Calvert, Stephen Calvert, Johnny Harris and Allan Barnes.

Honorary bearers will be James Harris, Norman Bullock, Randy Bullock, Sammy Harjo, Cecil Moore and Bill Scott.

The family has suggested that those wishing to make contributions may do so to In Search of the Lord’s Way, P.O. Box 371, Edmond, OK, 73083-9901, or Haitian Orphans Home of Southwest Church of Christ, 505 W. 17th Street, Ada, OK 74820.

 

Velma Howell

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Velma Lee (Whelchel) Howell are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, at the Church of Christ at Little with Rusty Dawson officiating.

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

Velma passed away Thursday, March 2, 2006 at the age of 94. She was born on Feb. 26, 1912 in Ada, Okla. to Joseph Carl and James Pearl (Shelton) Whelchel.

On Aug. 20, 1940 Velma married Thurman Edward Howell in Ada, he preceded her in on Feb. 19, 2004.

She began her 33 years of teaching at Pontotoc and Coatsworth where she retired after 25 years at Roff.

Three daughters and a son-in-law, Thurma Nell Howell of Seminole, Carol Fay Howell of Seminole and Shirley and Larry Crawford of Edmond and one brother Herbert Whelchel of Ada, survive her.

She is also survived by four grandchildren, Robert Crawford of Yukon, Ron Crawford of Edmond, Blake Crawford of Edmond and Shoba Lindsey of Tecumseh and seven great grandchildren.

Her parents, husband, three brothers and one sister precede her in death.

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



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Clarine Boland Hubbard

Graveside services for Sasakwa native Clarine Boland Hubbard are set for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Rev. Vernon Thompson, of Paris, Texas, is set to officiate, while the services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Hubbard was born Feb. 2, 1915, in Sasakwa, to Leland Stanford Boland and Amanda Jane (Talley) Boland.

Hubbard died Thursday, March 9, in Paris, Texas, after a brief illness. She was 91 years old.

She married Cewin "Cap" Milton Hubbard on Feb. 23, 1931, in Ft. Smith, Ark.

She was a resident of Seminole for over 75 years, and worked as a nurse’s aid at Pioneer Nursing Home for many years. Hubbard continued to care for the aged and sick after leaving the nursing home.

In June 2005, she moved to Paris, Texas, to live and be cared for by her sister and family.

Hubbard was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, Marshall Boland, Woodrow Boland, J.W. Boland, and Leland Stanford Boland Jr.; and one sister, Mildred Apple.

She is survived by her sister, Sarah Vonclie Thompson of Paris, Texas; her brother, Billy Joe Boland of Washington state; and several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Jack Hudson

Graveside services for lifelong Konawa resident Jack Hudson are set for 1 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Frank Brewer is set to officiate the service, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Hudson died Thursday, July 13, at his residence in Konawa, at the age of 77.

He was born April 24, 1929, in Konawa, to Clarence Hudson and Flossie G. (Morrow) Potter.

Hudson married Maurine Logan on Feb. 9, 1950, in Snomac.

He worked as a yard foreman for United Builders in Shawnee for over 25 years.

Hudson was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Claude Hudson.

Hudson is survived by his wife, Maurine Hudson, of the home; two sons, Rick Hudson, of Konawa, and Hershall Hudson of Noble; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

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Lou Ellen Hudson

A memorial service for lifelong Seminole resident Lou Ellen Hudson is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Congregational Methodist Church.

Danny Grimes is to officiate the service and her remains were cremated. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Hudson, 77, died Friday, March 31, 2006 at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born March 23, 1929 to Thomas Phillip and Lela (Crossno) Crist.

She worked at Good Hope Elementary, Varnum High School, Seminole Postal Service (10 years) and Daylight Donuts (Three years).

Her hobbies were fishing, knitting, crocheting and raising her eight cats.

Her parents, son Marty Lynn Hudson (Feb. 20, 2006) and sister, Rosemary Elliott (Aug. 21, 2001) preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Roy Junior Hudson of the home; son, Larry Pemberton of New Castle; daughter, Renda Tuttle of Robinson, Ill.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

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Marty Lynn Hudson

A memorial service for longtime Seminole County resident Marty Lynn Hudson are scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at Congregational Methodist Church, on Goodhope Road.

His remains were cremated and are to be scattered at the family lake lot in Eufaula.

Hudson died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006 at Seminole Medical Center. He was born Sept. 14, 1954 in Shawnee to Junior and Lou (Crist) Hudson.

He attended Varnum Elementary School and later graduated from Seminole High School in 1972.

Hudson worked as a diesel mechanic and in the oil field most of his adult life. He enjoyed riding motorcycles with his friends and fishing with his family.

His grandparents, Davie and John Ray Hudson and Thomas and Lela Crist preceded him n death.

Surviving are his parents, Junior and Lou Hudson of Seminole; son, Marty Don Hudson of Seminole; sister, Renda Tuttle of Robinson, Ill. and brother, Larry Pemberton of New Castle, Okla.

A photo viewing will be held during the memorial service and family and friends are welcome to share photos of Hudson.

 

 

 

 

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Sharon Huntley

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Sharon Huntley are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Emmitt Elbert officiating, assisted by Rev. Famous Cochran and Rev. Michael Brooks.

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

Huntley, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2006 at his residence. He was born Feb. 1, 1949 as the fourth of ten children to Jake and Stella (Pompey) Huntley.

He received his early education in Sasakwa and Wewoka Public Schools.

At an early age he accepted Christ and united with Thomas Town Baptist Church, where he remained until his death.

He enjoyed riding his bicycle and smiling.

His father, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother, Stella Mae Huntley of Wewoka; seven sisters, Quanletta Carolina, Shirley Huntley, Lillie Mae Huntley, Lavoris Huntley, Pearl Huntley, Ruby Huntley and Adella Stephens, all of Wewoka; two brothers, Joe Huntley of Lexington, Okla. and T.S. Huntley of McAlester.

 

 

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Paul Raymon Hurst

Former Maud resident Paul Raymon Hurst died June 24, 2006, in Magnolia, Texas, at the age of 63.

Funeral services were held in Magnolia, Texas, on June 26, 2006, at the Chapel of Magnolia Funeral Home, under the direction of Mr. Glenn Addison, with Rev. Jack Carr officiating.

Hurst was born Aug. 17, 1942, in Ada, to John Hurst and Jimmie Hurst.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Hurst is survived by his mother; two brothers: Robert Hurst and David Hurst; a sister, Melody Guinn; two sons, Paul Hurst and John Hurst; two daughters, Kimberly LasSabe and Kelly Hurst; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers at the service in June were Gaylon Bolling, Jeremy Bolling, Daniel Hofferek, Joseph Hurst, Ray Navarro, and John Ramsey.

Debby Huynh

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Debby Jean Huynh are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at New Testament Church, Wewoka, with Edward Daney officiating.

Interment is to follow at Grace Family Cemetery, Achille, Okla.

A wake service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday at the Wewoka residence under the direction of Stout-Philips Funeral Home.

Huynh, 53, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006 in Oklahoma City. She was born Jan. 7, 1953 in Atoka to Roger and Ada (Wilkerson) Johnson.

She married TuVan Huynh on July 2, 1998 in Wewoka and she was a mother and homemaker.

Huynh was a member of New Life Church in Wewoka and attended school in Dallas, Texas.

Her parents, brother, Roy Lee Billey and Jimmy Billey preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Jacquelyn Jackson of Oklahoma City and Katheren Gosvener of Tulsa; two sons, Francis Henry Jr. of Oklahoma City and Jerry Henry of Palm Park, Texas; four brothers, Roman Billey, Harry Billie and Bud Billey, all of Dallas, Texas and Bobby Billey of Allen; three sisters, Martha Billey, Linda Alemean and Dorothy Billey, all of Dallas, Texas and 13 grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

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Bessie Irby

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Bessie Carrie Irby are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Tate Mountain Cemetery with Palmer Smith officiating.

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

Irby, 96, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006 in Holdenville. She was born March 20, 1910 in Stuart, Okla. to David and Belle (Towery) Choate.

She attended Stuart Schools and later married Vernon Irby and was a homemaker.

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Surviving are her nieces and nephews, Josephine Factor Hulsey, Tommy Factor, Dan Factor, Joycette Factor, Earl Dean Factor, Max Smith, Kale Smith, Bob Smith, Billie Dean Self, Jo Ellen Smith, Nita Kay Langdon and David Langdon and five great-nieces and nephews.

 

 

 

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Orville Isaacs

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Orville D. Isaacs were held today at 11 a.m. at the Pentecostal Holiness Church, Konawa with Rev. Robert ‘Bob" Teel to officiate.

Interment followed at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Isaacs, 81, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006 at Ballard Nursing Center in Ada. He was born on March 3, 1924 in Konawa to Jesse "Jess" Isaacs and Ida belle (Breechen) Isaacs.

On Feb. 11, 1946 he married Fairy Williams in Konawa and was an oilfield pumper, deacon and choir director for his church.

He was a sergeant in the United States Air Force and a 32nd degree Mason.

His parents and two brothers, Raymond and Beecher Isaacs, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Fairy Isaacs of Ada; three sons, Ronnie Isaacs of Konawa, Jerry Isaacs of Tulsa and Greg Isaacs of Shawnee; three brothers, Bill, Vernon and Doug Isaacs, all of Konawa; five sisters, Wyoma Pairet of Brownsburg, Ind., Audrey Coursey of Albuquerque, N.M., Lola Roberts of Bakersfield, Calif., Lavada Archer of Phoenix, Ariz. and Geneva Rodgers of Konawa; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be Andy Joel, Michael Isaacs, Billy Golden, Anthony Tomlinson and Don Williams. Honorary bearers are to be Newt Scoggin, Kenneth Matthews, Gary Doner and Barry Streetman.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Barbara Ann Iverson

Funeral services for Seminole native and former resident, Barbara Ann Iverson, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Iverson, 68, of Yukon passed away Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. She was born Sept. 15, 1937 in Seminole to Odis London Price and Irene Marie (Taylor) Price.

On May 11, 2001 she married Bjarne M. Iverson in Oklahoma City.

She was a clerk at Gruder’s Grocery Store in Oklahoma City for many years. While living in Florida she worked as a beautician.

Iverson loved to travel, dive in the water’s off the coast of Florida, loved dogs and was the owner of five Pomeranians, and was in the process of publishing a book.

She loved to ride motorcycles and will be remembered for being a very devoted mother, friend and grandmother.

Surviving is her husband of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Arlie and Sheryl Boylan of Tuttle, Kenneth and Misty Boylan of Yukon and Charles Boylan of Oklahoma City; one daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Steve Winchester of Tuttle; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Douglas and Janice Price of Seminole and Jerry and Karen Price of Salina, Kan.; one sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and Don Hair of Shawnee; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

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Stephen Jackson

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Stephen Ray Jackson are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka.

Elder Keith Hardwick of Love Chapel Cogic, Wewoka is to officiate with interment to follow at Westwood Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Myers Mortuary, Wewoka.

Jackson, of Oklahoma City, died in a car accident Sunday, May 7, 2006 in Oklahoma City at the age of 27 years. He was born Dec. 31, 1977 in Oklahoma City to Danny Ray Jackson and Shirley (Hudgins) Jackson.

He was baptized at New Hope Baptist Church in Oklahoma City and had attended Wewoka Grade School and Harding High School in Oklahoma City.

His mother preceded him in death.

Surviving is his father and stepmother, Danny and Roberta Jackson of Wewoka; sons, Dayveon Jackson of Wewoka and Danny Ray Jackson Jr. of Shawnee and sister, Brandi Jackson of Wewoka.

Wiley Jackson

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Wiley Riley Jackson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Allen Wood officiating.

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

Jackson, 80, passed away Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006 at Baptist medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was born March 29, 1926 in Stigler to Jonas Jackson and Nellie (Kelough) Hardin Jackson.

He lived in Shawnee for the past year and was an aircraft mechanic at Tinker Air Force Base for 30 years before retiring in 1982.

Jackson married Dorothy Campbell in Bowlegs on July 8, 1949. She was his second wife of 43 years and the mother of his children. On August 2001 he married Jean Kistler.

He served in the United States Army and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Wolfe and of the American Legion.

His parents; first wife, Marjorie Lee (Turner) Jackson (4-12-47) and second wife, Dorothy (Campbell) Jackson (12-27-94) preceded him in death.

Surviving is wife, Jean Jackson of the Seminole home; two daughters and son-in-law, Faye Houck of Norman and Brenda and Daryle Presley of Seminole; one brother, Lewis "Doc" Jackson of Glenpool; one sister, Rena Bundy of Seminole; four grandchildren, Sarah White of Norman, D.J. Houck of Seminole, Melissa Kennedy of North Carolina and Kerri Presley of Ada and two great-grandchildren, Drake White and Kodi Houck, both of Seminole.

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

 

 

 

 

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Wynema Jackson

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Wynema Jackson are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Stout-Phillips Chapel. Rev. Amanda Lockwood and Rev. Meredith Robinson will officiate.

Wake services will begin a 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Stout –Phillips Chapel with Rev. Sam Jones officiating.

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

Wynema Jackson passed away on Monday, Sept. 4, 2006 in Shawnee. She was born to James and Maggie Paukei in Lawton on Nov. 19, 1932.

She graduated from Gotebo High School where she was a member of Oklahoma’s first State Championship Softball Team.

She received her bachelor’s degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State College and master’s degree from East Central State University.

Wynema taught school in Oklahoma City, on the Indian Reservations in New Mexico and Arizona, Pagosa Springs, Colorado before moving to Wewoka in 1965.

In December 1955 Wynema married Bill Jackson. They shared a love of education, sports and travel. They recently traveled to Europe for their 50th wedding anniversary.

Wynema retired from Wewoka Public Schools with 37 years of experience.

She was a member of the American Association of University Women, Oklahoma Education Association of University Women, Oklahoma Education Association, National Education Association, First United Methodist Church, Wewoka Quarterback Club, Women’s Golf Association, Group leader for Campfire Girls and Girls Softball Coach.

Wynema is preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Jimmy Paukei, George Paukei and Donald Paukei.

She is survived by her husband, Bill; son and daughter in law, Wayne and Brenda Jackson of Wewoka; daughter and son in law, Kelly and Rod Porter of Amarillo, Texas and daughter and son in law, Wyma and John Gural of The Colony, Texas; three granddaughters, Lora Stieman of Jacksonville Fla., Kimberly Porter of Hereford, Texas and Sarah Porter Lubbock Texas.

She is also survived by sisters, Ann Hudson of Anadarko, Jane Terrell of Almonte Springs, Fla. and Gloria Shea of Purcell and brothers, Adolph Paukei of Cyril, Lewis Paukei of Norman and Orville Paukei of Albuquerque, N.M.; one great-grandson Caden and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

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Allan Johnson

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident, Allan Johnson, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Cooper Funeral Chapel with Rev. Leroy Kerbo officiating.

Interment is to follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Johnson, 26, of Mannford, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006 in Mannford. He was born Aug. 12, 1979 in Shawnee to Billy M. and Gwen (Nabors) Johnson.

He was a 1997 graduate of Seminole High School and attended college at East Central University in Ada. He has lived in Mannford for the past two years and worked as a welder for Fabwell in Tulsa for the past year and a half.

Johnson enjoyed hunting, fishing and rollerblading.

His grandfather, Bill F, Nabors, and his grandmother, Madine Johnson preceded him in death.

Surviving are his parents, Bill and Gwen Johnson of Seminole; sister, Shelly Johnson of Seminole; grandmother, Jewell Nabors of Shawnee and grandfather, Ronald Johnson of Seminole.

 

 

 

 

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Jerry Johnson

Jerry Lynn Johnson, Konawa area resident, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at his residence at the age of 63.

He was born on Jan. 11, 1943 in Maryville, Tenn., to Johnny Thomas and Pauline (Ekins) Johnson.

He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

He married Wynell (Zachary) on June 25, 1988 in Alma, Ark. They resided in Asher before moving to Konawa last year.

He was a retired truck driver and enjoyed singing and playing the guitar and telling jokes.

Johnson is survived by his wife, Wynell, of the home; three sons, Dakota Scott Johnson of Konawa, Herbert Hasbell, Jr. of Greenville, Texas, and Ricky Hasbell of Kaufman, Texas; four daughters, Tina Lynn Sawyer of West Memphis, Ark., Nina Cotner of Asher, Kelly Johnson and Shelly Johnson, both of California; two sisters, Brenda Cook of Mount Vernon, Wash., and Pearl Ann Taylor of Mulberry, Ark;
15 grandchildren, four great- grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Tommy Gene Hasbell and a special cousin, Roger Dale Poe.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 2 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa with Chaplain Donnie Knight officiating.

Burial will follow in Little Cemetery north of Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Michael Poe. Dakota Johnson, Justin Cotner, Timothy Davis, Tim Johns and Rocky Wayne Van Tanssel.

 

Ronald Johnson

Graveside services for lifelong Seminole resident Ronald Everett Johnson were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Gary Wilburn of First United Methodist Church officiating.

Johnson, 91, died Sunday, March 5, 2006 at Seminole Estates Care Center. He was born May 11, 1914 in Sylvan, Okla. to Captolia Johnson and Martha J. (Hall) Johnson.

He married Madine Foreman on July 26, 1936 in Lawton and was a "rural route" mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. Johnson was of the Methodist faith.

His parents, wife (July 14, 1995), three brothers, two sisters and one grandson preceded him in death.

Surviving are three sons, Ron Johnson and Bill Johnson, of Seminole and Kenneth Johnson of Tulsa; one daughter, Beverly Morris of Seminole; two brothers, Howard Johnson of Sallisaw and Capp T. of Trail, Ore.; one sister, Dorothy Schiller of Seminole; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

Jack Jones

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident Jack Jones are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday ay Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Rev. Fred Morrison and rev. Darrell Brown will officiate. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

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

Jones, 75, of Liberty, Texas died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006 at M.D. Anderson in Houston, Texas. He was born Feb. 23, 1931 in Seminole to Willis Hyram Jones and Eliza Risenhoover.

He married Joyce Henderson and was an auto mechanic and worked a variety of jobs and operated several businesses.

His parents; brother, Harold James Jones; son, Willis Allen Jones; first wife, Hazel Jones and a grandson, Paul Jones preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Joyce Jones of the home; four sons, Jackie Jones of Harrisburg, Ore., Billy Jones and Raymond Jones, both of Shawnee and Jeffrey Jones of McLoud; two daughters, Janet McGowan of Liberty, Texas and Sheila Jones of Oklahoma City; one sister, Mary Langley of Liberty, Texas and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family has suggested donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

 

James Jones

Funeral services for Wewoka resident James Colton Jones are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Christ in Wewoka with Rev. Russell Ryker and Rev. Lendal Bolin officiating.

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

Jim Jones passed away Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006 at the age of 77years. He was born Aug. 19, 1929 to James F. and Pearl (Colton) Jones.

He started his mechanic occupation at the Ford Garage at the age of 15 years. He served six years in the United States Army.

Jim owned and operated Jones Truck Repair from 1980 to 2006.

He was married to Helen Pierce on Aug. 8, 1955. They celebrated their 51st anniversary this month.

His parents, one brother, Harry L. (Bud) Jones and one brother-in-law, Howard Evans preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Helen Jones of the home; two daughters, Debbie and husband Alan Sing of Arkadelphia, Ark. and Donna and husband Ronnie Church of Oklahoma City; one son, Kevin and wife Debbie Jones of Seminole; three sisters, Juanita Evans of Wewoka, Melba and husband Darrell Brumley of Skiatook and June Metts of Tulsa; two brothers, Avis Jones of Chadwick, Mo. and Bob and wife Judy Jones of Denton, Texas; one sister-in-law, Betty Jones of Edmond; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and man y nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers for the services will be Donnie Young, Richard Bruner, Darrel Streater, Roy Sisco, Charles Sisco and James Gantt.

Honorary bearers will be Joe Talbert, George Sharp, Art Garner and Dick Kay.

 

 

 

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James Jones

Funeral services for longtime Maud resident, James "Jim" H. Jones, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist church in Maud with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Connie Ramsey, former Maud Superintendent, will reflect on his life and Judy McGee will provide special music.

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

Jones, 88, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006 at Parkland Manor Care Center in Prague. He was born Feb. 1, 1925 in Meeker to G.H. and Lillian Jones.

He graduated from Maud High School in 1943 and went on to serve in the United States Army during World War II.

Jones earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

On Jan. 25, 1949 he married Ada "Lee" Rinkle in Holdenville.

He dedicated his life to educating children, first in Holdenville Schools and on to Nowata Schools. He then retired from Maud Public Schools system as an assistant superintendent.

Jones was a football and basketball official for over 30 years and he enjoyed playing golf.

His parents and his wife (April 12, 2004) preceded him in death.

Surviving is his son, James P. "J.J." Jones of Maud and one brother, W.D. "Buddy" Jones of Horseshoe Bay, Texas.

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

 

 

 

 

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Patsy Jones

Funeral services for Wewoka native, Patsy Jones, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bath United Church of Christ in Ohio.

Interment is to take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006 at the Lackey Cemetery in Hitchita under the direction of Hampton Mortuary in Checotah.

Jones, 69, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006 in Ohio after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Wewoka to Elizabeth and Elbert (Doc) Lackey.

She graduated from Ferriday, La. High School and attended Louisiana State University where she pledged Alpha Chi Omega.

She was a member of the Bath United Church of Christ, Junior Women’s Civic Club, Women’s Civic Club and a volunteer for the Akron Art Museum.

Her parents and on son, Jeffrey Jones preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband Lowell of the Ohio home; daughters, Jennifer Foss of Ashville, N.C., Julianne Chambers of Macedonia, Ohio; three grandchildren and twin sister, Peggy Blum of Katy, Texas.

 

Rusty Jones

Funeral services for Spc. Rusty Lynn Jones of Shawnee are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Pastor Chuck Bascue officiating.

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

Jones, 21, of Shawnee died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006 in Heidelberg, Germany, where he was stationed with the military. He was born March 7, 1984 in Bad Toelz, Germany to Hershal and Leona (Hardcastle) Jones.

He was a 2002 Shawnee High School graduate. Upon graduation he joined the United States Army and served in both Afghanistan and in Iraq with the Airborne Infantry.

His maternal grandmother, Burniece Petray of Seminole; paternal grandmother, Shirley Harrison and paternal grandfather, Alan Jones preceded him in death.

Surviving are his parents, Hershal and Leona Jones; one brother, Eric Jones and one sister, Heather Jones, all of Norman and great-grandmother, Burniece Tull of Shawnee.

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

 

 

 

 

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Funeral services for Spc. Rusty Lynn Jones of Shawnee are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Pastor Chuck Bascue officiating.

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

Jones, 21, of Shawnee died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006 in Heidelberg, Germany, where he was stationed with the military. He was born March 7, 1984 in Bad Toelz, Germany to Hershal and Leona (Hardcastle) Jones.

He was a 2002 Shawnee High School graduate. Upon graduation he joined the United States Army and served in both Afghanistan and in Iraq with the Airborne Infantry.

His maternal grandmother, Burniece Petray of Seminole; paternal grandmother, Shirley Harrison and paternal grandfather, Alan Jones preceded him in death.

Surviving are his parents, Hershal and Leona Jones of Norman; one brother, Eric Jones and one sister, Heather Jones, all of Norman; great-grandmother, Burniece Tull of Shawnee; several aunts and uncles, Carol and Glen Everly of Shawnee, Gayle and Richard Goforth of Seminole, Jerry Hardcastle of Konawa, Rodney and Crystal Black of Stratford and Brenda Black of Tulsa and great-aunt and uncle, Patricia Warren Hacker of Mustang.

In addition, cousins, Barbara, Nicholas and Lillith Goforth of Seminole, Tracy Camp of Texas, Tyler and Cheyenne Hileman of Shawnee, Shawna Baldwin and Amber Richardson of Kentucky, Austin and Brandon Black of Stratford and Branden Camp of Texas also survive him.

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

 

 

 

 

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Kenneth Kelly

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Kenneth Jessie Kelly are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole with Pastor Bryan Shaw, officiating.

Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole

Kenneth Jessie Kelly, 78 years old, passed from this life Monday, July 3, 2006 at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born Aug. 23, 1927 in Shawnee, to parents Herbert Jessie Kelly and Clara (Walker) Kelly.

Kenneth attended Seminole High School before serving in the United States Navy during the Korean and Vietnam eras, retiring after 30 years earning the rank of HMCM - Medical Assistant.

Mr. Kelly then worked as a realtor at Bryant Realty in Seminole where he was a business partner with Marolyn Bryant for over 22 years.

At the age of 50 Mr. Kelly decided to further his education and earned his associate degree from Seminole State College.

Kenneth was of the Baptist faith. He married his current wife, Gloria (Sabado) Kelly on Oct. 2, 2001 in Seminole.

Mr. Kelly leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Gloria Kelly of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and John Wood of Fairfax, Va. and Toni and Craig LaPoint of Edwards, N.Y.; one step-daughter and son-in-law, Casee and Jon Baker of Rogers, Ark.; five grandchildren, Anne Elizabeth Wood of Fairfax, Va., Katherine Eleanor Wood of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mark Thomas Wood of Fairfax, Va., Shelley Diane Fox of Rochester, N.Y. and Matthew Kelly Fox of Nashua, N.H.

His parents; one sister, Leatrice Ellis and his first wife and the mother of his children, Jacqueline "Joda" (Cruse) Kelly, preceded him in death.


 

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Robert Lee Kennedy

Funeral services for Cromwell resident Robert Lee "Bob" Kennedy are scheduled for Wednesday 2 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah.

Interment is to follow at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home and officiated by Rev. Dennis Yeubanks.

Robert Lee "Bob" Kennedy was born Sept. 11, 1944 to Leonard and Hazel Marie (Odom) Kennedy. He passed from this life Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006 at his home in Cromwell at the age of 61.

His work took him to various places in Oklahoma and Texas; and for a time included the oil fields in Saudi Arabia.

He retired from Duke Energy in 2000 and ran B & J Dump Truck Service until November of 2005.

Bob was never at a loss for things to do, and chose to surround himself with family and friends. He was respected and well loved by all who had the pleasure to know him.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one sister Peggy Hodges.

He is survived by his wife Janita (Taber) Kennedy of the home; his son Rick Kennedy and wife Jeanette of Cromwell, their children, Randall Lee and Amy Marie Kennedy; one daughter, Cheryl Keesee and husband Kevin of Cromwell and their son, Robert Gage Keesee.

When he and Janita married he made a point to include her family as his own, which included Robert and Rhonda Moneypenny and their children, Chelsea Jolley of Runaway Bay, Texas and Lance Jolley of Ada, Oklahoma; Russell and Robin Moneypenny and sons Zane and Riley of Owasso; and Randy and Jan Moneypenny and sons Reese and Andrew of Sauk Rapids, Minn.

Also surviving Bob is his brother, Sam Williamson and his wife Lois of Henryetta; two sisters, Ann Williams and her husband Burt of Manford, Okla. and Helen Tate of Seminole; one brother in law, Virgil Hodges of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and of course numerous nieces and nephews who know they have always held a special place in his heart, and a host of other family and friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Tommy Factor, Pat Curry, Jack Shultz, Bobby Whisnant, and Jeff Sjoberg.

Honorary bearers include: Kenneth Edgemon, Doyle Cook, Leonard Sjoberg, Richard Robinson, Lloyd Sanders, Damon Sanders, Terry Sanders, Johnny Manos, Paul Bourque, Bernie Allensworth, Bruce Finney, and Tommy Bogus.

 

 

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Agnes Kiker

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Agnes Flourine Kiker are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Wolf Cemetery with Rev. Allen Wood officiating.

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

Kiker, 89, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2006 in Seminole. She was born March 4, 1917 in Hennepin, Okla. to John Robert Braboy and Sara (Donavan) Braboy.

On July 14, 1934 she married Marvin Kiker in Maud and he preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 2005.

She was a resident for over 50 years, a homemaker and member of Wolf Freewill Baptist Church.

One son, two sisters, three brothers and one great-grandson also preceded her in death.

Surviving is son and daughter-in-law, Stan and Norma Kiker of Seminole; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Mike Douglas of Wolf; daughter-in-law, Donna Kiker of Wolf; sister-in-law, Elsie Kiker of Seminole; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

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

 

 

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Fermina Kilpatrick

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident Fermina Kilpatrick were held today at 2 p.m. at Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Moppin and Billy Joe Harjo officiating.

Interment followed at Fulka-Harjo cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Kilpatrick, 60, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006 at Baptist Integris Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born May 24, 1946 in Sasakwa to Andrew and Linda (McGirt) Coody.

She attended Sasakwa Schools and was a member of Springs Baptist Church.

Kilpatrick enjoyed sewing, making blankets, painting and working in her flowerbed. She also enjoyed fishing and spending time with her family hunting for arrowheads.

Her parents; stepmother, Irene Harjo and brothers, Jimmy and Franklin Coody preceded her in death.

Surviving are her sons, Patrick Allen Harjo and Chad Kilpatrick, both of Sasakwa; daughter, Shirl Lea Harjo of Womack, Kan.; brothers, Randy Coody, Herman Coody, Andrew Coody Jr., Clifton Coody and Lee Rogers Puntka; sisters, Lottie Coody of Seminole and Franchette Coody of Wetumka; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild and special friend, T.A. Larney.

Pallbearers for the services were her brothers, Randy Coody, Herman Coody, Andrew Coody Jr., Clifton Coody and two nephews, Franklin Coody Jr. and Farentino Coody.

 

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Leona Mae King

Funeral services for Konawa resident Leona Mae King are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Pentecostal Church in Wanette with Rev. Roy Flud officiating.

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

King, 70 died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006 at her residence. She was born Jan. 11, 1936 in Seminole to Henry Hopkins and Mary Tressie (Hodges) Hopkins.

She worked for a number of years as a sewing machine operator and before her death she was a health care provider.

In 1956 she married William Scott King and she was a member of First Pentecostal Church of Wanette.

Her parents, husband and two sisters, Juanita Strong and Dorothy Garrison preceded her in death.

Surviving is her daughter Dorothy King; three sisters, Vonda Trivett, Dene Henderson and Theresa Bonner, all of Ada; three brothers, Carl Ralph Taylor and Darl Eugene Taylor, both of Konawa and Robert Samuel Taylor of Shawnee; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be Carl Taylor Jr., Bryan Davis, Lanny Davis, Robbie Taylor, Shaun Taylor and Larry Green. Honorary bearers are to be Phil Rector and Ron Frizzell.

 

Edna Knight

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Edna Eugenia Knight were held today at 11 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Justice Perry officiating.

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

Knight, 93, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006 in Seminole. She was born July 25, 1913 in McAlester to Stonewall J. and Effie (Luna) Spurrier.

The family moved to Wewoka from Canadian, Okla. On April 21, 1938 she married Clyde Knight in Holdenville. She was a homemaker raising three children.

Her parents, husband and son, Lilburn Knight preceded her in death.

Surviving is her son, Rex D. Knight of Texas; daughter, Shelva and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

 

Carolyn Kolander

A memorial service for longtime Seminole resident Carolyn Sue Kolander has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Roy Robertson is to officiate and services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Kolander, 55, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006. She was born on Dec. 24, 1950 in Seminole to Floyd L. and Eula L. (Vincent) Smith.

She married John Kolander on March 8, 1966 in Seminole.

Her parents and one brother, Leonard Smith, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; two sons, Johnny Kolander and David Kolander, both of Seminole; one daughter, Carol Little of Seminole; two brothers, Billy D. Smith of Seminole and Larry D. Smith of Dover, Okla.; three sisters, Wanda L. Wagstaff of Chandler, Judy A. Smith of Seminole and Patsy J. Moore of North Richland Hills, Texas and three grandchildren.

 

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Michael Wayne Krause

Funeral services for Bowlegs resident Michael "Mikey" Wayne Krause are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Bowlegs.

Bro. Rick Harrison is to officiate with interment to follow in Vamoosa under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Mikey passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006 at his home at the age of 41. He was born Jan. 19, 1964 in Holdenville to William Delmon Krause and Belva Jean (Gaines) Krause.

He married Karen Sue Yancey on July 3, 1982 at First Baptist Church of Bowlegs.

Mikey was an electrician for Dolin Electric and attended the Baptist church.

His father, grandparents and a niece, Brooklyn Krause preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; mother Belva Jean Krause of Bowlegs; two daughters, Wendy Marie Krause and Whitney Dawn Krause, both of the home; two brothers, Cris Krause and wife Jo of Austell, Ga. and Karl Krause and wife Cindy of Wewoka; one sister, Beth Haws and husband Brian of Bowlegs; five nieces and one nephew.

Pallbearers for the services will be Gary Mainord, James Batesel, Steve Roberson, Dave Adams, Beauford Harvey and Nash Harjo.

Honorary bearers will be Charles "Ray" Troglin, Frankie Batesel, Curtis Lewis, Mickey Ashby and Merrick Ashby.

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

 

 

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Odell Kymes

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident, Odell Dryden Kymes, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Andy Young officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson’s Good Samaritan Funeral service of Woodward.

Odell Dryden Kymes, 92-year-old Woodward resident, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006 at the Woodward regional Hospital. She was born March 30, 1914 in Okemah to Ike and Roxie (Orr) Eidson.

She grew up in the Okemah area and in 1934, was married to Oather James Dryden. They made their home in Cromwell and later, in Wewoka. Mr. Dryden died in 1972.

In 1984, Odell married Harrison Kymes and they continued to reside in Wewoka. Mr. Kymes died in 1990 and two years later, Odell made her home in Woodward to be near her sons.

Odell attended the Assembly of God Church in Woodward and she was known for her love and excellence in cooking.

Her parents, one brother and two sisters preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons and their wives, Harold and Leah Dryden and Joe and Sandy Dryden, all of Woodward; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.johnsonsgoodsamaritanwoodward.com.

 

Martha S. Lancaster

Funeral services for Seminole native Martha S. Lancaster are set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at Fisher Baptist Church.

Rev. Danny Lynchard is set to officiate, and interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa, under the direction of Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service of Sand Springs.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Lancaster, 45, died Friday, April 7, 2006, in Tulsa.

She was born Jan. 13, 1961, in Seminole, to Kenneth and Barbara (Anglin) Mendenhall.

She grew up in Seminole and graduated from Seminole High School, then attended college for a couple of years.

On April 20, 2002, she was united in marriage to David Lancaster of Seminole.

She was a homemaker and a member of Fisher Baptist Church.

Lancaster moved to Sand Springs from Ft. Worth, Texas, in 2002.

She enjoyed caring for elderly people, her two dachshunds, quilting, and playing the piano at her church in Ft. Worth.

She is survived by her husband of the home in Sand Springs; her parents, of Seminole; two stepdaughters, Jackie Lancaster and Vanessa Lancaster, both of Sand Springs; two stepsons, George Lancaster of Tulsa and Jose Lancaster, serving with the U.S. Marines in Okinawa; one sister, Kathy Trammel, of Kingston; a brother, Robert Mendenhall, of Pensacola, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Lora Lansdowne

Funeral services for Bowlegs resident Lora Lansdowne will be held at Taylor Cemetery in Taylor, New York at her request.

The time of services is to be determined at a later date.

Lansdowne, 79, passed away in the evening of Monday, Dec. 18, 2006 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 20, 1927 in Taylor, New York.

Lora was a native of Cincinnetus, New York and graduated in 1945. The family moved to Seminole in 1965 and she worked for Blue Bell, Inc. and became an avid bowler for the ladies Blue Bell team.

Her husband, Leonard and her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving family includes son, Les Lansdowne and wife Teresa of Seminole; two grandchildren, Andrew Lansdowne of Seminole and Crissy Roberts of Carrolton, Texas’ her nephew, Howard Lansdowne and wife Virginia of Bowlegs; great-niece, Dana Holly of Seminole; one sister, Veronica Beckwith of Taylor, New York and one brother, Bud Kellogg of Virginia.

 

 

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Kelli Larney

Graveside services for Seminole resident Kelli Dawn Larney were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Larney Family Cemetery with Rev. Redman Wolf officiating.

Services were under the direction of Stout-Philips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Larney, 33, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006 in Dallas, Texas. She was born March 18, 1973 in Shawnee to William Roy and Sharletta Lea (Rich) Larney.

She attended Varnum Schools and worked at Wal-Mart. Larney was of the Methodist faith.

Her mother, grandfather Alvin Rich and grandmother Serena Larney preceded her in death.

Surviving is her father, William Larney of Tulsa; three children, Sharlett Larney, Charles Larney and Christian Larney; two sisters, Karla Sesher and Coquesa Larney, both of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Darrin Lagrone and William Larney, Jr., both of Oklahoma City and one granddaughter.

Pallbearers for the services were Irby Larney, Randolph Larney, David Walker, Gregory Jones, Harold Walker and Gerald Williams.

 

 

 

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Shirley Laster

Funeral services for former Maud resident Shirley Joann (Palmer) Laster are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud.

Rev. James Williams is to officiate and interment is to follow at Wolf Cemetery. Viewing is scheduled from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. today and until 12 p.m. on Wednesday.

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

Laster, 69, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006 at Coalgate Hospital in Coalgate. She was born July 11, 1936 in Maud to Jesse Lee Palmer and Mary Jane (Robertson) Palmer.

She graduated from Maud High School in 1954 and went on to receive her associate’s degree in college.

On Aug. 29, 1962 she married Willard T. "Dub" Laster in Sapulpa. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Coalgate.

Her parents; three brothers, T.B. "T. Boy" Palmer, J.P. Palmer and R.C. Palmer; and one infant sister, R.G. Palmer preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the Coalgate home; one daughter, Leslie Denise Martin of Coalgate; two sons, Will "Eddie" Laster of Coalgate and Stanley Alan "Stan" Laster of Stringtown, Okla.; one brother, Clinton L. "Chick" Palmer of Wolf; one sister, Laverne Swarb of Monahans, Texas; six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Casket bearers will be Stan Laster, Eddie Laster, Gary Martin, Chris McCoy, John Dickinson and Jacob Laster. Honorary bearers will be Lori Laster, Erica Dickinson and Shelby Austin.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Clara Jo Lawrence

Friends of the Lawrence family are asked to come celebrate the life of our beloved Clara Jo. She passed away on Dec. 13, 2006.

Services will be held at the First Free Will Baptist Church of Wewoka on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Clara Jo was born on March 15, 1932 in Pauls Valley to Dave and Clara (Williams) Moody.

She graduated Pauls Valley High School in 1950 and married David "Buck" Lawrence on Aug. 6, 1954. They moved to Wewoka in 1961.

Clara Jo and Buck had three children: Keith Lawrence, Karen Lawrence Morrison and Becky Lawrence Pelton.

She worked as a telephone operator, grocery checker and owned an answering service.

Her hobbies included working crossword puzzles, cooking and caring for her special dog, Reggie.

Clara Jo was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Wewoka, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

"Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep." (Romans 12:15) describes Clara Jo as she touched many lives.

Her parents; her brother, Elmo Moody; her son, Keith and her daughter, Karen, precede her in death.

Clara Jo is survived by her husband Buck; her sisters, Loreen Jarrel and Lou Moody of Pauls Valley; her daughter, Becky and her husband Dennis; her four grandchildren, Kelli Cunningham and her husband Tom of Norman, Jeremiah Morrison and his wife Christian of Kiowa, Ross Pelton and Rachel Pelton, and one great-grandson, Levi Morrison.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made in her name to the First Free Will Baptist Church of Wewoka.

 

 

 

 

 

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Laura Lawson

Funeral services for lifelong Wewoka resident Laura Elizabeth Lawson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church.

Rev. John May will be officiating and interment is to follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Lawson, 88 died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006 at Seminole Estate Nursing Home. She was born June 6, 1917 in Dow to Lorince Burton and Darlene (Long) Burton.

She attended Wewoka Schools and went on to college. Later she worked for Lillian Russell Garment Factory in Wewoka as an office manager.

Lawson was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a Sunday school teacher. Her memberships also included Eastern Star and the Country Club Golf Group.

She married Carl L. Lawson Feb. 21, 1957 and was married for 46 years. The couple traveled with the Good Sam Club following his retirement.

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Larry Lawson of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Steven Lawson of Shawnee; one daughter, Sandra Fields of Yukon; four grandsons, one granddaughter; four great-grandchildren and sister, DeeDee Steidly of McAlester.

 

Pamela Lawson

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Pamela Ann Lawson are scheduled for Wednesday, with visitors to gather at the family home on Seran Drive from 3 p.m. onwards.

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

Pamela Ann Lawson died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 after a lengthy illness. Born to D.T. Lawson and Helen Douglas Lawson in 1952.

Pam was a graduate of Wewoka High School’s illustrious class of ’42 and attended East Central State Teachers College as an art major until marrying Tommy Harralson in 1944.

Pam’s careers ranged from billboard designer and newspaper columnist to legal secretary and office manager.

In 1995 she retired from Cochran Chemical Company to care for her family and resume her practice of domestic arts.

Survivors include her daughter, Rebecca Cornett of Nacogdoches, Texas; grandson, Josh Cornett of Austin, Texas; Walker Cornett of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Betty Barb of Midland, Texas and an uncle, Stephen Douglas of Oklahoma City.

 

 

 

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Billy Joel Lee

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Billy Joel Lee are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Valley Funeral Home, 6512 Guide Meridan, Linden, Wash.

Billy passed away in a hospital Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 in Billingham, Wash. He was born Jan. 18, 1986 in Washington to Debbie Lee and Patrick McGee.

He was a graduate of New Lima High School, Class of 2003.

His grandmother, Rosie Lee of Washington, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother, Debbie, and his stepfather, Patrick of Washington and numerous aunts, uncles and family.

 

Lois Virginia Lee

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Lois Virginia "Jenny" Lee are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Tabernacle in Del City.

Rev. Paul Sharp, Rev. Randy Shouland and Rev. Roy Robertson are to officiate the services. Interment is to follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Oklahoma City.

Lee, 60 died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006 at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City following a lengthy illness. She was born July 6, 1945 in Seminole to John Wesley Quinalty and Dorothy Patricia (Lewis) Quinalty.

She graduated from Seminole High School and worked at Baptist Hospital until 1996. She attended First Assembly of God Church at Bowlegs and was a member of Calvary Tabernacle at Del City.

Her father, brother, David John W. Quinalty and sister, Elizabeth Quinalty preceded her in death.

Surviving is her mother, Dorothy Quinalty of Seminole; two daughters, Dina Machele Lee of Oklahoma City and Tina Rachele Opp-Jeffery of Austin, Texas; three sons, Jim Lee of Booneville, Miss., Eugene Lee of Guam and Randall Lee of Ralston; nine grandsons and one granddaughter.

In addition, four sisters, Patricia Stephens of Kalamazoo, Mich., Ada Mae Ferguson, Vera Roberts of Seminole and Roberta Morgan of Harrah; two brothers, Stan Quinalty and Mark Quinalty, both of Seminole and former husband, Ray Lee survive her.

In lieu of flowers or plants, the family requests that donations be made to the Lupus Foundation.

 

 

 

 

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Shirley Lee

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Shirley Lee were held today at 2 p.m. at Lutheran Memorial Church in Pierre, S.D. with Pastor Paul Bly officiating.

Interment followed at Riverside Cemetery, Pierre under the direction of Isburg Funeral Chapels.

Lee, of Pierre, S., D. died Saturday, July 22, 2006 at Maryhouse Nursing Home in Pierre. She was born Oct. 22, 1928 to Edith Maureen Westlund in Kansas City, Mo.

She was raised and attended school in Pierre and in 1949 she married Sam Winlock in Pierre.

After leaving Pierre she spent most of her adult life in Seminole, moving back to Pierre 15 years ago.

Lee worked various jobs and enjoyed raising her six children, watching their sporting events, writing poetry and playing bingo.

Her mother, Edith; husband, Sam; and one son, Steven Winlock preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sons, Simon Winlock of Shawnee, Richard Winlock of Meeker and Scot Rodney Winlock of Broken Arrow; two daughters, Linda Hackett of Pierre and Ruth Ann Baugus of Seminole; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.isburgfuneralchapels.com.

 

 

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Leon Lena III

Funeral services for infant Leon Daniel Lena III were held Monday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m.

Interment followed at the Lena Family Cemetery under the direction of Stout Phillips Funeral Home.

Leon Daniel Lena III was born and passed away May 4, 2006 in Oklahoma City. He was the newborn son of Mercedes Davis and Leon Daniel Lena Jr.

Leon is survived by his mother and father; two brothers, Jeremiah Glenn and Gabriel Isaiah Davis of Oklahoma City; grandmothers, Francis Glenn and Colleen Veff of Oklahoma City and three aunts and one uncle.

Preceding Leon in death were his two grandfathers, Leon Lena Sr. and Louis Charles Davis.

Kenneth Jake Leonard

A graveside service for Seminole resident Kenneth Jake Leonard has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

The service will be officiated by Rev. Harold Turner, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Leonard died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, at his home in Seminole, at the age of 74.

He was born July 8, 1932, in Oconto, Neb., to Walter Ray Leonard and Maud May (Nester) Leonard.

On Oct. 9, 1954, he married Martha L. Shaw in Las Vegas, Nev.

Leonard worked as a gang-pipe mechanic for West Kern Water District in Taft, Calif., before retiring in 1994. Upon retirement, he moved to Seminole, and lived here for the last 12 years.

He was a veteran of military service, having been a First Class Seaman in the U.S. Navy.

Leonard was a member of the Temple of Praise.

He is survived by his wife, Martha L. Leonard, of the home in Seminole; two sons, Roger J. Leonard and Timothy J. Leonard, both of Seminole; one brother, Fred Leonard, of California; and four grandchildren.

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

Shirley Lester

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Shirley M. Lester are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Glen Pence is to officiate with interment to take place at Rest Haven Memorial Garden under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Lester, 76 of Cromwell, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006 in Oklahoma City. She was born May 27, 1929 in Milwaukee, Wis. to Herbert E. Giese and Lydia (Wegehaupt) Giese.

On March 7, 1949 she married Donald L. Lester in Milwaukee.

She is a retired secretary and office manager for Franklin Properties Management Company and was a licensed real estate broker.

Lester was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a past Worthy Matron, past Secretary and Star Point Ruth. She was very active in Seminole Chapter #452 and was a member of the First Christian Church, Seminole.

Surviving is her husband, Donald of Cromwell; four sons, Michael Lester of Martinez, Ga., David Lester of Evans, Ga., Dan Lester of Carrolton, Ky. and James Lester of Sand Springs; one brother, Warren Giese of Columbia, S.C.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Casket bearers for the services will be James Lester, Dan Lester, Michael Lester, David Lester, Phillip Morris and George Higdon.

Honorary bearers will be Nathaniel Lester, Zachariah Lester, Robby Lester, Jason Lester, Katherine Lester, Heather Morin and Patricia Dant.

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

 

 

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Geraldine Levier

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Geraldine Levier are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Baptist church, Wewoka.

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

Levier, 77, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006 at Holdenville General Hospital. She was born June 24, 1929 in Port Barre, La. to Clarence Thompson and Mary (Stelly) Street.

She was the first child born of seven other siblings and she received her education at the Port Barre, La. Public Schools.

Eight children were born to her marriage to Roger Lee Levier. She later came to Oklahoma in 1960 and made her home in Wewoka.

She worked for Oakridge, Porter, and Pioneer Nursing homes, and the Kincaid Store. Levier also worked for in the cafeteria department at Wewoka Public Schools.

Levier was a member of St. Joseph Baptist Church and was baptized by Rev. L.R. Butler.

Her husband; mother; step-dad, George Street, four children; sister, Cindy Street Porter and one grandson, Benny Ray Kemp preceded her in death.

Surviving are her children, Mary Bruner of Wewoka, Shirley Madkins of Del City, Martha Chaney of Oklahoma City, and son David of Del City; five sisters, Mary Miles, Joyce Williams, both of Wewoka, Mary Lee Brown of Earlsboro, Mildred Hill of Phoenix, Ariz., Sandra Street of Oklahoma City; one brother, Joseph Thompson of California; four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be Sampson Johnson, Julius Pickens, Clarence Barnard, Dale James, Jerry Wayne Miles and Ricky Hamilton.

 

 

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Brandi Lewis

Funeral services for the granddaughter of Charles and Susan Robertson of Wewoka are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Strode Funeral Home Chapel with pastor Will Jenkins officiating.

Interment is to take place at 2:30 p.m. at El Reno cemetery under the direction of Strode Funeral Home, Stillwater.

Brandi Renea Lewis, 22 of Perry, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006 at Stillwater Medical Center. She was born April 12, 1984 in Stillwater to Lee Allen Crusha and Paula Louise Robertson.

She attended school in Morrison and Ripley and she was a very hard worker, but also a fun loving and outgoing person.

On Jan. 22, 2004 she married Alan Lewis in Perry and was a cashier at KFC.

She enjoyed her music and the outdoors and she loved to go camping, fishing and swimming (even though she was scared of the water).

Brandi loved her entire family and enjoyed the time she could share with them and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Her grandfather, jack Crusha, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband; parents, Lee and Pamela Crusha of Morrison and Paula Wilson and husband Mike Russell of Stillwater; two sons, Aden Hunter Lewis and Ryan Lee Marshall; one daughter, Madison Chesteen Marshall; two brothers, Robert Clint Dixon and Chance Crusha; two sisters, Amber and Emily Crusha; grandparents, Verma and husband, Henry, Ratliff of Buffalo, Mo., Charles and Susan Robertson of Wewoka and John and Doris Scott of Perkins and father-in-law, Billy Reamy of Perry.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family memorial fund, c/o Strode Funeral Home, P.O. Box 487, Stillwater, OK 74076.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.strodefh.com.

 

 

 

 

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Conoway Liddell Jr.

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Conoway Liddell Jr. are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Rev. Clive Cochran of Rock Hill Baptist Church is to officiate with interment to follow at Westwood Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Myers Mortuary of Wewoka.

Liddell, 73, died Friday, May 5, 2006 at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City. He was born April 6, 1933 in Wetumka to Richard Liddell, Sr. and Evelyn Allen.

He has lived in Wewoka for most of his life and worked for the City of Oklahoma City for 33 years.

Liddell was a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church and had served in the United States Army. He was a member of the National Guard.

His parents, one brother and his son, Ronald Eugene preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Doris Liddell of the home; sisters, Rosezelma Johnson of Wewoka, Luella Bernice Doyle of Tulsa and Carleta Collins of Del City; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Boyd Linduff

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Boyd Ross Linduff are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church.

Dick Knox and Tommy Clark will officiate with interment to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Garden in Seminole.

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

Boyd passed away Monday, March 27, 2006 in Shawnee at the age of 71. He was born Feb. 27, 1935 to Archie William and Beryle (Plumley) Linduff in Edmond.

He met and married Carole Jean (Posey) Linduff on Dec. 24, 1954 in Muskogee.

He attended Cameron Junior College on a basketball scholarship and continued playing basketball at Northeastern University until an injury, and received a bachelor’s degree in education.

Linduff went on to obtain his master’s degree and administrative certificate at the University of Oklahoma.

Boyd’s career took him to Inola and Milfay Schools, then to Seminole High School in 1966, where he taught and coached for 11 years.

He went on to be a superintendent at Strother Schools for two years, Maud for six years, Henryetta for four years and Mounds for three years.

After 38 years in education, he retired in 1991 and eight days later opened VIP Cellular in Shawnee. He was the owner and operator of VIP Cellular for 15 years.

In 2002 he was inducted in to the Tournament of Champions Hall of Fame and the Coaches Hall of Fame for over 300 wins throughout his coaching career.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge and the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce.

His parents and one sister, Patricia Hawkins, preceded him in death.

Surviving Boyd is his wife Carole Linduff of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Suzie and Rory O’Neal, Cheryl and Bruce Kunkleman and Laura and Lance King, all of Seminole.

He is also survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Duane and Cinda Linduff of Miami, Okla. and Bill and Barbara Linduff of Tahlequah and seven grandchildren, Alyssa O’Neal, Colton O’Neal, Lane, Landry and Lilea King, Brynly and Jaden Kunkleman.

Casket bearers for the services will be Dr. John Randolph, Mike Rose, Terry Morris, Chris Clark, Danny Boydston and Don Trammell. Honorary bearers will be Dale Smart, Dick Irwin, Rob Pyron and Carl McCollum.

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

 

 

 

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Kenneth Lingar

Graveside services for Kenneth Ray Lingar are scheduled for 12 p.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Lingar, 64, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006. He was born April 23, 1942 in Arkansas to Raymond and Vera (Padget) Lingar.

He was a farmer where he picked fruit in Oregon and Washington. He was also a mechanic.

On March 19, 1957 he married Marsha Plummer in Washington.

His parents, one son, James Lingar and grandson, Nicholas Boyer preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; four sons, Danny Lingar of Mo., Jason Lingar and Michael Lingar, both of Seminole and Kenneth Lingar of Wis.; two daughters, Rebecca Myers of Seminole and Gina Greer of St. Joseph, Mo.; two brothers, Don Lingar of Arkansas and Billy Lingar of Oregon; three sisters, Edith Parker of Missouri, Elsie Diane of Washington and Ruby Toquero of Oregon; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

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

 

 

 

Jacqueline Lipe

A memorial service for Shawnee resident Jacqueline Ann Lipe was held today at 10 a.m. at Walker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Art Scrutchins officiating.

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

Lipe, 59, died Saturday, June 24, 2006 at her home after a long illness. She was born Feb. 21, 1947 in Fresno, Calif. to Ernest Davis and Wilma Thompson.

On March 19, 1976 she married Mickey G. Lipe. She was a wife and mother and enjoyed cooking, sewing, fishing and water skiing.

Her father and granddaughter, Laura McGuffee Adcock preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; two daughters, Marcie Meeks of Seminole and Leslie Ainesworth of Shawnee; her mother, Wilma Thompson; sister, Carolyn Rutledge of Shawnee; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Charles Little

Funeral services for Seminole County native, Rev. Charles "Red" Little, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Wewoka Indian Methodist Church, Yeager.

Rev. James Smith, Rev. Jerry Byrd and Rev. Ben Little are to officiate. Interment is to follow at Wewoka Indian Methodist Church Cemetery.

Wake services are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the church.

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

Little, 77, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006 at his residence in Shawnee. He was born in Seminole County on Jan. 11, 1929 to Thomas Little Jr. and Losanna Harjo Little.

He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War, served as general Counsel Representative for the Seminole Nation and has retired from Methodist Ministry after 10 years of service to his Lord and Savior.

His parents; wife, Marilyn (Loman) Little (March 2006); three sisters, Amanda Little, Ester Martin and Ethel Cornelius; two brothers, Clarence Little and Daniel Little and son, Clarence Leon Little preceded him in death.

Surviving are five children, Clifford Little of Oklahoma City, Patricia Little of Ada, Cheryl Sewell of Seminole, Thomas Little of Denver, Colo. and Samuel Little of Shawnee; brother, Charles Mitchell of Seminole; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

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Marilyn Little

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Marilyn (Loman) Little are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Wewoka Indian Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Lowe and Rev. Jerry Byrd to officiate.

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

Little, 74, died Thursday, March 16, 2006 in Tecumseh after a long illness. She was born March 14, 1932 in Snow, Okla. to Drex Loman and Helen (Culbert) Loman.

She attended Sequoyah School and later attended Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech in Shawnee. Little received her LPN license and worked for St. Anthony’s Hospital.

Little was a member of Caney Chapel Methodist Church and worked with the Children’s Ministry of Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conferences.

She married Charles Little in Shawnee, where they made there home for many years.

Her parents and two sisters, Corene and Rachel preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband Charles of Shawnee; two sons, Jonathan Whitefox of Oakland, Calif. and Sam Little of Oklahoma City; four daughters, Wynona Dry of Tahlequah, Phyllis Little of Anadarko, Sherri Jones of New York and Nia Pasqual of Sell, Ariz. and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

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Ruth Elena Little

There will be no funeral arrangements for Seminole resident Ruth Elena Little. She was cremated and it is planned for her ashes to be returned to Taft, Calif.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Little, 92 years old, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006 at Seminole Estates Care Center. She was born July 16, 1913 in Boynton, Okla.

She married David G. Little on Feb. 10, 1951 in Bakersfield, Calif.

Little was a homemaker who has lived in Seminole for the past three years, having moved here from Taft, Calif., where she was a member of the First Baptist Church, Taft.

Her parents, her husband David G. Little (in 1974), one brother Robert E. Reese and one sister Ruby Brogdon.

Surviving is one nephew, Nelson Devers of Pryor and one niece, Shirley Scott of Seminole.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gladys Longan

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Gladys Maxine Bray Longan are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Little Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory of Roswell, N.M.

Longan, 91, of Hobbs, N.M., died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006 at Good Samaritan Village in Hobbs, N.M.

She was born the first of ten children to Charlie Allen Bray and Minnie Bertha Fourt Bray in rural Sylvan, Okla.

She lived in Hobs for 60 years having moved from Seminole. Longan was a member of Taylor Street Church of Christ and worked for American Steam Laundry, Hobbs Laundry and Linen Service, and in various restaurants around Hobbs.

Her parents; three brothers, Ervin, Jim and Pete Bray and two sisters, Marie Davis and Thelma Bray preceded her in death.

Surviving are sisters, Blanche Bethany of Duncan, Ruby Heald of Crane, Texas, Jesse parsons of Davis, Betty Van Matre of Hobbs, N.M. and Darlene Underwood of Halls, Texas and brother, Franklin Bray of Crane, Texas.

 

Pearl Loudermilk

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Pearl Louise Loudermilk are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Little Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Morris to officiate.

Loudermilk, 72, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006 at Integris Baptist Medical Center. She was born Feb. 20, 1933 in Little to James and Ruth (Studdard) Smith.

She married Billy Loudermilk on July 10, 1953 in Seminole and was a homemaker.

Her parents and one brother preceded her in death.

Surviving is husband Billy Loudermilk of the home; two daughters, Brenda Barnett of Tecumseh and Joyce Hart of Seminole; one son, Bobby Jo Loudermilk of Seminole; two sisters, Helen Neeley of Lincoln, Calif. and Deloris Thornburg of El Reno; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

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Dorothy Loving

Funeral services for Seminole resident Dorothy June Loving are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Bruce Benson will officiate with interment to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Loving, 55, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2006 at her home in Seminole. She was born Dec. 2, 1948 in Cove, Ark. to parents, Ruby Jewel (Arthur) and Delton Lawrence Brock.

She was a homemaker who moved to Seminole in 1978 from Oklahoma City, and was of the Baptist faith.

On July 18, 1991 she married Edward Earl Loving in Seminole. He survives her of the home.

Other survivors include her mother, Ruby Jewel Bemo of Seminole; one son, Robert Thomas Reed, Jr. of Newalla; one daughter, Lana Jo Tipton of Choctaw; three step-sons, Shane Hester of Seminole, Jeremy Loving of Oregon and Edward A. Loving of Rush Springs; one step-daughter, Alisha Loving of Kansas; one brother, Delton Dewayne Brock of Seminole; one sister, Norma Jo Benedict of Yukon; nine grandchildren and one on the way and two great grandchildren with two on the way.

Her father, one daughter, Myra Lee Locust and one brother Haskel Thomas Brock preceded her in death.

Casket bearers will be Richard Could, James Kolander, John Wood, Robert Reed, Mica Tipton, James Carson Jenkins, Jr. and Carl C. McMillion.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Oleva Lucas

Funeral services for Holdenville resident Oleva E. Lucas are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home, Holdenville.

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

Lucas, 97, died Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at her home. She was born Sept. 25, 1908 to Bob and Rosetta Chinn.

She enjoyed gardening and was fortunate to be able to work in her flowerbed up until she was 95 years old. She especially took pride in her roses.

Lucas had a very special relationship with her grandson, Jimmie Madron, who lived with her and dedicated his life to taking care of her.

Her parents; two brothers, Odie and Homer Chinn; one sister, Vera Chinn; one stepson, Lester Madron and three husbands, Jim Franks, Edgar Madron and Bud Lucas preceded her in death.

Surviving is her sister, Lucille Adams of Holdenville; stepson, Don Madron of Wewoka and 12 step-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

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Paul David Lucas

Funeral services for former Wewoka Food Center employee Paul David Lucas are set for Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, at the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Holdenville.

Lee Wayne Fowler and Chaplain Bud Ross will officiate, under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Burial will follow at the family cemetery.

Lucas died Oct. 4, 2006, after a tragic truck accident three miles south of Holdenville on SH 48, at the age of 37.

He was born July 7, 1969, in Talihina, to Johnson Paul Lucas and Paula McDonald Spriggs.

Lucas moved to Holdenville with his family when he was 11 years old. He graduated from Moss High School.

After high school, Lucas worked as assistant manager at Wewoka Food Center.

He was employed by Tyson Foods at the time of his death.

Lucas’ interests included baseball, four-wheelers and deer hunting.

He is survived by his parents; two daughters, Heather Leann Lucas and Ashley Dawn Lucas; one son, Brian Paul Larry Lucas; two brothers, Jonathan Spriggs and Joshua Spriggs; and one sister, Amber Davis.

Pallbearers for the funeral services will be Jimmy Choate, Patrick Townley, James Holman, James Henry, Earl DeLozier, and Rich McKibbin. Honorary bearers are listed as Rick Allen, Marvin Rogers, and Kevin Brewer.

Betty Luckens

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Betty Marie (Qualls) Luckens are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Assembly of God Church in Wewoka with Pastor Perry O. Justus officiating.

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

Luckens, 67, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006 in Holdenville. She was born Jan. 13, 1939 in Tulare, Calif. to Waymon Lee Qualls and Ruth (Whisenhunt) Qualls.

She attended Duncan Schools and was of the Christian faith. Luckens was active in Women’s Ministry and was a seamstress.

Luckens also worked for the Oakridge Nursing Home as a secretary.

Her parents; infant son, Terry Dark and three brothers, Dub Qualls, Troy Qualls and Joe Qualls preceded her n death.

Surviving are three sons, Ricky Dark of Fayetteville, Ark., Tom Stevens of Harrah and Lonnie Stevens of Wewoka; two sisters, Margaret Parman of Watonga and Barbara Jones of Halton City, Texas; one brother, Rog Qualls of Grapeville, Texas; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jannie Lyon

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Jannie Louise Lyon are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Seminole with Tommy Clark officiating.

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

Lyon passed away on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006 at the age of 88 at Seminole Medical Center. She was currently a resident at Seminole Estates Nursing Center.

She was born on June 6, 1918 in Konawa to Jeff L. and Roxie (Kemper) Akin. She was a graduate of Konawa High School. 

Louise married Paul Lyon on Nov. 12, 1941 in Sasakwa.  He preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 1998.

Louise was a retired secretary at Pleasant Grove School in Seminole County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Seminole Retired Teacher's Association.

The family would like to give special thanks to: the staff of Seminole Estates Nursing Home, Doctors Park Home Health of Shawnee, Dr. McCrory and the staff of Seminole Medical Center for all the kindness and care they have shown to Louise for many years.

Her parents, husband, son Danny Lyon, brothers Frank Akin, Jube Akin, and Bobby Akin, and sisters Kate Sweetman, Virginia Zoeller, and Mildred Streetman preceded her in death.

Louise is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Debbie Lyon of Seminole; sister, Mary Dorr of Edmond and sisters-in-law Bobbie Upton of Seminole and Estelle Lyon of Wewoka.

She is also survived by two granddaughters, Trisha and husband Matt Weber of Duncan and Traci and husband Nick Gray of Ft. Worth, Texas,
and one great grandson, Cody Weber of Duncan.

In lieu of flowers the family has suggested that contributions be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.

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

 

 

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Elizabeth Macklin

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Elizabeth Wynne Macklin are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Moore’s Rosewood Chapel, 2570 S. Harvard in Tulsa.

Interment is to follow at Okmulgee cemetery under the direction of Moore Funeral Homes, Inc.

Macklin, 84, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006. She was born April 29, 1922 in Morris, Okla. to Robert "Bert" C. Wynne and Mae Edwards Wynne.

Until retirement she was a homemaker and substitute teacher, also employed by Amoco. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church.

Her parents and husband, Sidney Thomas Macklin, preceded her in death.

Surviving is son, Gordon Macklin of Ft. Gibson; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

Willard Henry Madron

Funeral services for lifelong Wewoka resident Willard Henry Madron are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Jim Ward officiating.

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

Willard passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2006 in an Oklahoma City hospital at the age of 53. He was born Jan. 3, 1953 in Holdenville to Henry Madron and Lois Cross Madron of Wewoka.

He graduated from Wewoka High School in 1971 and later married Cathy Lynn Ward of Holdenville.

Willard worked for Kahan & Associates for more than 25 years as production foreman and he loved to restore old cars and raise cattle.

His father preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Cathy of the home; two sons, Kelly Wayne Madron and wife Jenna of Wewoka and Travis Paul Madron and wife Kathleen of Tecumseh; four daughters, Jennifer Gayle Madron of Janesville, Wis., Megan Michelle Madron of Loma Linda, Calif., Brandy Nicole Madron and Lisa Marie Madron, both of Wewoka and five grandchildren.

In addition two brothers, Ronald Gene Madron and wife Diana of Pawnee and Michael Glenn Madron and wife Linda of Wewoka and numerous aunts, cousins and other relatives survive.

Pallbearers will be David Wilson, Richard Kilgore, Buddy Gore, Britt Waltman, Bobby Douthit and Stanley Whitlock. Honorary bearers will be Phil Whitlock, Don Madron and John Sneed.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Madron Children’s’ College Fund in care of Security State Bank.

 

 

 

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Clara Majors

Graveside services for former Konawa resident Clara Miller Majors are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Konawa City Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Majors, 86, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006 at her residence in Tulsa. She was born Jan. 4, 1920 in Asher, Okla. to Robert and Stella (Crenshaw) Conn.

She was raised in the Konawa area and has been a resident of Tulsa since 1959.

In 1963 she married Ernest Majors in Tulsa and has worked as a secretary for a crane rental company in Tulsa. She was of the Baptist faith.

Her parents, husband (2000) and one brother, Roy Conn preceded her in death.

Surviving is one daughter, Janice Harrell of Tulsa; one sister, Virginia Ruppert of Asher; one grandson, one great-grandson and one great-great grandchild.

 

Fern Malone

Funeral services for Seminole County native Fern "Granny" Malone are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Rev. Gary Nickerson is to officiate. Interment is to follow services at Collins Cemetery in St. Louis under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home.

Malone, 82, of Macomb, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006 at Unity Health Center North in Shawnee. She was born March 4, 1923 in Seminole County to James William McBroom and Lizzia Mae (Johnson) McBroom.

She married Walter Malone on July 11, 1950 in Sulphur and was a longtime Macomb area resident.

Malone was a homemaker and friend to all who knew her, as well as of the Baptist faith.

Her parents; husband, Walter (Oct. 1, 1993); one son, Cecil Malone; one brother and three sisters preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, James Box of Waterloo, N.Y. and Chris Malone of Alexandria, Va.; three daughters, Melba, Molly and Anita Malone, all of Macomb; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In addition, she has three brothers, Isaac McBroom of Davis, John McBroom of Sulphur and Frank McBroom of Mounds and two sisters, Ola Brown of Pauls Valley and Leona Richardson of Purcell surviving her.

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

 

 

 

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Vada Evelyn (Wyatt) Mantooth

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Vada Evelyn (Wyatt) Mantooth are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Monday at Free Will Baptist Church, Wewoka, with Bro Richard Terry to officiate.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery with service arrangements under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Vada passed from this live at the age of 79 years, on Thursday, March 30, 2006. She was born October 24, 1926, to Frank R. Wyatt and Bonnie (Spears, Thomas) Wyatt.

She attended school at Sasakwa, Bakersfield, Calif. and Seminole Jr. College and was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of VFW, Rebekah Lodge, Daisy Garden Club, and Advisory Committee of Mental Health, a long time member of First Freewill Baptist Church, Wewoka.

Vada was employed by various businesses in the Wewoka area, including Morgan Ford, Matheny Motors, the Extension Office, County Clerks Office in the Seminole County Court House, Farmers Home Administration Department of Agriculture, from which she retired in 1988.

After retirement she worked part-time for Seminole County District #3 and Wewoka Chamber of Commerce.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Mantooth Jr. whom she married Sept. 4, 1942, also her parents Frank R. Wyatt, 1967, Bonnie Wyatt 1959, brother Lee J. Wyatt 1986, William Carl Wyatt 2003, half brothers Harlan Thomas, Willie Wyatt, half sister Velma (Thomas) Tipton.

Surviving are two sons, Gary Mantooth and wife Melanie, Bolivar, Mo. and Terry Mantooth, Wewoka; five grandchildren, Anna Mantooth, Norman, Lauren Mantooth, Wewoka, Chris Mantooth, Parkland, Fla., Brent Mantooth Cushing and T. J. Mantooth, Norman; three great-grandchildren, Tyler Byrd, Taylor Mantooth, and Trevor Mantooth; one brother, Bobby Wyatt and wife Fern of Oklahoma City and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions to American Cancer Society in Vada’s honor.

 

 

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Jerry Marley Jr.

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Jerry Lee Marley, Jr. are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield and Larry Chesser, Jr. officiating.

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

Jerry Lee Marley, Jr. passed away Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006 at the age of 77. He was born on Nov. 16, 1928 in Earlsboro to Jerry Lee Marley, Sr. and Walsie Mae (Parker) Marley.

He married Loretta Jane Morrel on Feb. 17, 1954 in Yuma, Ariz.

Jerry served in the Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict as a welder and flew supplier over Hawaii.

He raised his family working as a driller for Service Drilling Company and as a Cross Country Truck driver. He was a member of the Highway Baptist Church.

His parents and one infant baby and his youngest son, Karry Marcus Marley, precede him in death.

He is survived by five sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry Lee III, and Kathy Marley of Cromwell, Larry Don and Nita Marley of Sallisaw, Gary Reece and Jackie Marley of Madera, Calif., Perry Dalton Marley of Orange Lake, Fla. and Terry Mitchell and Donna Marley of Seminole; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry LaNee' and Kevin Keeth of Depew, Okla. and Shelly JoLeene and Gregg Comstock of Seminole and one sister, Jen Goff of Pink, Okla.

Seventeen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren also survive him.

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

 

 

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Roger Marquis

Funeral services for Seminole resident Roger Jackson Marquis are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Christ, Little with Rusty Dawson and James Branscum officiating.

Winfred Lowe and Mike Cofer will offer special prayers at the service.

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

Marquis, 59, died Saturday, July 22, 2006 at Seminole Medical Center. He was born July 3, 1947 in Prague, Okla. to Roger L. and Joeanna (Jackson) Marquis.

On June 21, 1968 he married Janet Cene’ Stringfield in Seminole at the Church of Christ. He lived in Seminole County most of his life, living in Norman from 1968 until 2002, when he returned to Seminole.

Marquis received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Oklahoma City University.

He worked for the Norman Police Department, retiring after 26 years of service. Marquis also retired from the Oklahoma Army National Guard.

Marquis was a member of the Church of Christ in Little and was currently attending the Church of Christ in Cromwell.

His father preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; his mother, Anna Marquis of Seminole; one son, Jeremy Marquis of Tulsa and one daughter, Khara Ritzky of Norman.

Casket bearers for the services will be Russell Amos, Don Gaido, Harvey Hester, Joe French, Darrell Houser, Rick Marquis, Pete Amos, Tex Gleichman, Bobby Marquis, Leon Provasnik and Calvin Perry.

Honorary bearers will be David Webb, Willis Bettis, Ronnie Hawkins, George Jansing, Jack Pinion, Bill Duncan, Robbie Robertson, Paul Coots, David Dillard and members of the Norman Police Department.

The family suggests that donations may be made to the Marquis Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Mary French, 11497 N.S. 3620, Seminole, OK 74868. This scholarship is to benefit a Strother High School student.

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

 

 

 

 

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Jimmie Marson

A graveside service for Wewoka resident Jimmie Marson is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Rev. Dan Factor and Rev. Russell Ryker are to officiate with services being under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Marson, age 83, died Thursday, April 13, 2006 at his residence. He was born June 19, 1924 in Wewoka to John and Gussie Marson.

In May 1948 he married Juanita Smith in Wewoka and he owned Marson Grocery Store.

His parents, wife Juanita and son, Jimmie Don Marson preceded him in death.

Surviving is his son Ronnie Griffith of Visa Lila, Calif.

Pallbearers for the service will be Lester Bryant, Donald Bryant, David Calvert, George Sharp, Jim Mitchell and Dewey Muirhead.

 

 

 

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Jimmie Don Marson

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Jimmie Don Marson are scheduled for Thursday at Hilltop Baptist Church with Rev. Russell Ryker officiating.

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

Marson, 56 died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006 in Seminole. He was born Sept. 25, 1949 in Wewoka to Jimmie Marson and Juanita Nora (Smith) Marson.

He loved to fish and spend time with his family. Marson was a member of Hilltop Freewill Baptist Church.

His mother, Juanita Marson, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his father, Jimmie Marson of Wewoka and brother, Ronnie Griffith of Visalia, Calif.

Pallbearers for the services will be Jim Choate, Kevin Thetford, Jake Smith, Charles Collins, Charles Sisco and Darrell Streater. Honorary bearers will be Russ Kay and Roy Griffith.

 

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Eleanor Martin

Funeral services for Maud resident Eleanor (McCulloch) "Sister" Martin are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Assembly of God Church in Bowlegs.

Rev. Wesley Martin, Rev. Tim Martin and John Martin will officiate. Visitation will be at the Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud.

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

"Sister" Martin 85, passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2006 at Shawnee Unity North Hospital. She was born Oct. 3, 1920 in Greeley, Colo. to Luther Vince McCulloch and Pearl (Rice) McCulloch.

On Sept. 17, 1935 she married Lois G. Martin in Hazel, Okla. and was a housewife, mother, adult Bible teacher and pastor’s wife.

She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Maud, and has been a Pottawatomie County resident for 78 years having moved her at the age of seven from Denver, Colo.

Her parents; husband, L.G. Martin (Nov. 26, 2005); one son, Daniel Leon Martin; one grandchild, Yvonnie Kathleen Martin; one brother, James Alvin "Jack" McCulloch and one sister, Ada Marie (McCulloch) Pierce preceded her in death.

She is survived by 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, Lawrence Wesley and Joyce Martin of Sasakwa, Lemuel Timothy and Linda Martin of Maud and Luther Carlus Martin of Maud; four daughters and 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; 18 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

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

 

 

 

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Frank ‘Maurice’ Martin

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Frank "Maurice" Martin are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Rev. Gary Wilburn is to officiate with services being under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Martin, 85, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center. He was born June 12, 1920 in Mistic, Iowa to C.E. Davis and Opal (Hopper).

He married Dorothy Villines on Sept. 7, 1941 in Nevada and was a retired fire chief of the City of Seminole. After his retirement, he worked for the City of Seminole as a Building Inspector, retiring in 1996.

Martin was active in the Seminole Kiwanis Club and instrumental in starting the Oklahoma Firefighters Museum in Oklahoma City.

He was a graduate of Seminole High School and also served on several State boards associated with firefighters.

His parents and wife, Dorothy Martin (Jan. 5, 2002) preceded him n death.

Surviving are two sons, Max Martin of Sulphur and Matt Martin of Tulsa; one brother, Max Davis of Oklahoma City and three granddaughters.

Messages of condolence for the family may be sent at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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Ida Mae Martin

Funeral services for longtime Maud resident Ida Mae Martin were held today at 2 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud.

Rev. Tim Martin officiated with burial being at Cummings Cemetery.

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

Martin, 80, died Sunday, June 25, 2006 in Catoosa. She was born May 5, 1926 in Oklahoma to Billy Chupco and Millie Ann "Annie" (Bemo) Chupco.

On Sept. 29, 1942 she married Bois Marin in Konawa. She was a homemaker who owned and operated the Maud Café for a few years.

She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Maud.

Her parents; husband (May 1982); one daughter, Deloris Palmer (May 1995) and one infant son, Joseph Martin (1963) preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Gerald Martin of Seminole and Tex Martin of Lindsay, Okla.; two daughters, Nancy Hurst of Hockley, Texas and Sandra Ryan of Catoosa; one sister, Betty Honsinger of Talihina and 14 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Jim Martin

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident James Cade "Jim" Martin were held at 2 p.m. today at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole with Leroy Orr officiating.

Interment followed at Tate Mountain Cemetery, Wewoka with military honors.

Services were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Martin, 71, a McCurtain (Haskell County) resident, died Saturday, July 22, 2006 in Ft. Smith, Ark. He was born Sept. 21, 1934 in Bowser, Texas to Julian Martin and California "Tot" (Install) Martin.

He moved to Poteau in 1966, then to McCurtain. Martin was a member of the Oak Hills Baptist Church in Louisiana.

Martin served in the United States Army, earning the rank of Corporal, serving from 1954 until 1957.

On Oct. 14, 1994 he married Sue Yeager in Ft. Smith, Ark.

One brother, W.R. Martin preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; one daughter, Jamie Lynn Webster of Odessa, Texas; one step-son, Eric Nicholson of Jenks; three step-daughters, Kay Dominguez of Arlington, Texas, Angie Richardson and Shanna Johnson, both of Seminole; one sister, Margie Boyd of San Angelo, Texas; five grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

Richard Martin Jr.

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Richard Samuel Martin, Jr. were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Highway 5 Church in Mountain View, Ark.

A graveside service and burial is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9, in Wanette Cemetery, Wanette, Okla. under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Martin, 76, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006 in Mountain View, Ark. He was born Dec. 1, 1929 in Henryetta to Richard Samuel Martin, Sr. and Gladys (Wells) Martin.

He was a charter member of Highway 5 Church of Christ, and was employed in the civil service at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City.

Martin was a United States Army veteran.

His parents and his first wife, Alma Rita Martin, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Nellie (Nickloson) martin of the home; two sons, Scott Martin and Rodney martin; two stepsons, Ollie Ingram and Dale Ingram; five grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the service were Ike Herrington and Mike Herrington.

Roller Coffman Funeral Home of Mountain View was in charge of the arrangements.

Yuvonna Massengale

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Yuvonna Joyce Massengale are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Assembly of God Church in Bowlegs.

Roy Bothers is to officiate with the eulogy to be given by John Kimbrow and Clint Goss.

Joyce, 64, of Eufaula, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 2, 2006. She was born March 17, 1941 in Hazel, Okla. to Alford Ford White and Lucille (Burgess).

She was a homemaker who loved caring for others, quilting, crocheting and gardening beautiful flowers. Joyce is of the Baptist faith.

Joyce attended grade school in St. Louis, Okla. and graduated from Seminole High School.

On Feb. 29, 1958 she married Jimmy Phillips in Seminole and he preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1990. Joyce then married Dewayne Massengale on Dec. 20, 1990 in Seminole and he preceded her in death Oct. 2, 2003.

Surviving are three daughters, Anita Anderson of Canadian, Jimmie Phelps of Eufaula and Sherry and Joey Ford of Stidham, Okla.; three brothers, Fred White of Tecumseh, Roger White of McLoud and Terry White of Calvin and two sisters, Bettie Rosamond Wilson of Seminole and Theda Dressel of Canadian.

In addition, nine grandchildren, Thomas and Kim Yerby of Bowlegs, Joseph Yerby of Seminole, April Medows of Prague, Christopher Anderson of Eufaula, Jessica Joplin of Stidham, Yuvonna "Shelby" Joplin of Stidham, Kayla Anderson of Eufaula, Heather Ford of Eufaula and Bryan Ford of Stidham and one great-granddaughter, Alyssa Yerby of Bowlegs.

Her parents, husbands and one brother Alfred Ford White, Jr. preceded her in death.

Zepher Massey

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident Zepher Massey were held today at 1 p.m. at Westwood Cemetery with Pastor Wayne Harper officiating.

Services were under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Massey, 87, of Fresno, Calif. died Tuesday, March 21, 2006 in Oklahoma City. She was born May 5, 1918 in Idabel, Okla. to Leon and Annie Richardson Gray.

Her family moved to Wewoka after her birth and she attended school in Wewoka. She moved to California as a young adult and worked for a rug manufacturer.

Massey was a member of Greater Faith Baptist Church of Fresno, Calif.

Her husband, parents, four brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

Surviving is son, Eddie Massey of Fresno, Calif.; one sister, Jessie Gray of Wewoka; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren.

 

 

Mollie McBroom

A Mass for Maud resident Mary Emma "Mollie" McBroom is scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday at Sacred Heart Church with Father Matthew officiating.

A Rosary will be held 7 p.m. Sunday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel of Konawa and Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Mollie passed away, Sunday, June 11, 2006 in Shawnee at the age of 86. She was born Aug. 11, 1920 to James Edward and Alice (O'Connor) McCraw.

She married Hurschel Earl "Boots" McBroom and they made their home in Arkansas City; Kan.; Atlanta, Ga., and Wichita, Kan.

After Mr. McBroom’s passing Mollie moved to Temple, Texas to be close to her daughter. She spent the last seven years at the Maud Nursing Home in Maud.

Mollie was a loving mother and grandmother. She put everyone before herself and her need. Her family has missed her immeasurably and will so now.

Her parents; husband; two brothers, Oscar McCraw and Ed McCraw; four sisters, Ellie Smith, Agnes Lehman, Maggie Anderson, Vesta Hodges and two grandchildren, Michael David McBroom and Denise Rene McBroom preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandy Hargrove of Belton, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Gary Don and Mary McBroom of Charleston, S.C.; son-in-law, Gary M. Hargrove of Austin, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Veta McCraw of Purcell and three grandchildren, Gary Dean Hargrove, Shelly Lynn Just and Lisa Dawn Taylor.

In addition, surviving her are right great-grandchildren, Timothy "T.J." Just, Christina Leigh Just, Katy Grace Banning, Tyler Hargrove, Travis Hargrove, T.M. Grady, Jeffery Lamb and Gary Taylor; one granddaughter-in-law, Sandy (Cheryl) Hargrove of Fernandina Beach, Fla. and two great-great grandchildren, Emma London Marvin and Cooper Gene Hargrove.

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

 

 

 

 

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Lola Irene McCain

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Lola Irene McCain are scheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gary Wilburn officiating.

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

Lola Irene McCain passed away, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006 at the age of 97. She was born on Sept. 3, 1908 in Tulsa, Okla. to Oliver and Cora (Miller) Harper.

She married Ernest Melvin McCain on Feb. 14, 1924 in Cromwell, Okla. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was also a member of the Seminole Elks Lodge.

Her husband, Ernest Melvin McCain preceded her in death in 1967.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Ernest M. and Donna McCain of Pinehurst, N.C.; daughter, Betty Watts of Conyers, Ga.; sister, Annie Whinery of Seminole; three grandchildren and their spouses, Lin and Millie Watts of Conyers, Ga., Chuck and Mary Thomas Watts of Wilmington, Ohio and Sean and Sandy McCain of Paradise, Calif.

She is also survived by five great grandchildren, Benjamine Watts of Conyers, Ga., Sam Watts of Conyers, Ga., Ann Charles Watts and husband Jason Hillard of Waynesville, Ohio, Joshua McCain of Paradise, Calif., and Courtney McCain of Paradise, Calif. and two nieces, Jackie Upton of Baton Rough, La., and Betty May Keys of Tulsa, Okla.

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

 

 

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Frank McCalla

Funeral services for longtime Cromwell resident, Frank Lloyd McCalla, are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Clay Pettis officiating.

Interment will be held at 2 p.m. at Fort Sill National Cemetery in Lawton, Okla. with full military honors.

Frank Lloyd McCalla passed away on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006 in Mississippi at the age of 78. He was born on Nov. 17, 1927 to Lloyd Harris and Nettie (Geiger) McCalla in Pawnee City, Nebraska.

He married Mary (Hunter) on Nov. 26, 1949 in Fort Smith, Ark.

Frank was a retired Marine sergeant where he served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He received three Purple Hearts, Navy Occupational Medal, Good Conduct Medal, China Service Medal, Victory Medal, Korean Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal and the United Nations Medal.

McCalla was an Agriculture Instructor and FFA advisor at Cromwell and Carney. He was also the director of Vo-Tech Center at the Lexington Correctional Facility, he taught in education for over thirty years.

He was a National Commander for the La Societe Des 40 Hommes Et 8 Chevaux (40 and 8). He was also a member of the DAV, American Legion, Military Order of the Purple Heart, VFW, Masons, Shriners, Elks Lodge of Seminole, and OEA.

Surviving Frank is his wife of the home, Mary McCalla; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Frank David McCalla of Drumright and Roy Roy and Jane McCalla of Tecumseh; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Scott Abercrombie of Aurora, Calif.; brother and sister-in-law, William and Evelyn McCalla of Studio City, Calif.; sisters and brother-in-law, Anna Lou and Tom Howard of Glendale, Calif., Florence Tugwell of Studio City, Calif. and Mary Adkins of Van Nuys, Calif.; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 

Former FFA boys and sweethearts will be pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the J.D. McCarty Center for children with developmental disabilities, P.O. Box 490, Norman, Oklahoma 73070.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jim McComas

A memorial service for former Seminole resident Jim Taylor McComas is scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Victor Adams, officiating.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole.

McComas 61, died Saturday, June 10, 2006 at Norman Regional Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born April 5, 1945 in Napa, Calif. to Vernon A. Taylor and Louise (Mount) Taylor.

He graduated from Strother High School in 1964 and retired in December of 1976 from Tinker Air Force Base where he had worked in aircraft repair.

His father preceded him in death in 2004.

Surviving is his mother, Louise Taylor of Norman; two sons, Brad George of Oklahoma City and Scott McComas of California; one daughter, Kay Lyn Clifton of Shawnee; one brother, Vernon Leon Taylor of Choctaw; three sisters, Loretta Dye, Oda Mae Lott and Jean Taylor, all of Norman and two grandchildren.

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

 

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Beverly McDaniel

Funeral services for Seminole County resident Beverly Sue McDaniel are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with Rusty Dawson officiating.

Interment is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Prague.

Beverly departed this life on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006 in Seminole at the age of 67. She was born Dec. 26, 1938 in Shawnee.

Beverly, the daughter of James Hersel and Hazel Alene (Johnson) McDaniel, was the valedictorian of the 1957 Prairie Valley graduating class.

She worked for the IRS for three years and retired from Tinker Air Force Base, where she worked in the Accounting Department for 23 years.

Beverly was a tutor for JOM at Strother School for 14 years.

She was a member of the Highway Baptist Church, where she served as a pianist for many years. Beverly was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

An infant sister preceded Beverly in death.

Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Denise Vass of Seminole; daughters and son-in-law, L. Denise and Ted North and Jenen Factor, all of Seminole; parents, Hersel and Hazel McDaniel of Seminole; former mother-in-law, Lela Vass of Shawnee; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

A guest book is available online to share memories at www.ParksBrothers.net.

 

 

 

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Myrtle McDonald

Funeral services for former Little resident Myrtle Lorene "Granny Myrt" Murphree McDonald were held Friday at Del City Church of Christ.

A graveside service followed at Little Cemetery under the direction of Bill Eisenhower Funeral Home, Del City.

McDonald, of Del City, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006. She was born Jan. 25, 1921 in Pittsburg County.

She was a longtime member of Del City Church of Christ and was involved in many church activities including VBS cookies, holiday fruit baskets and visitation.

Her husband of 65 years, Melvin McDonald; four sisters; one brother and two great-grandsons preceded her in death.

Surviving is one daughter, Barbara Thompson; one son, Ray McDonald; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one brother.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations may be made in her memory to the Adopt a Class Program at the Del City Church of Christ.

 

 

 

 

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Alvin McGee

Graveside services for former Seminole businessman Alvin Eugene McGee were held yesterday at Crestview Memorial Park.

Rev. Hector Medina, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church officiated with arrangements by Owens and Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls, Texas.

McGee, 96 of Kerrville, Texas, died Saturday, May 13, 2006 in Kerrville.

He was a native of St. Louis, Okla. and was the co-founder and owner of Perry-McGee Furniture in Seminole.

Surviving is his wife, Jo McGee of Wichita Falls; two daughters, Ann L. McGee of Las Vegas, Nev. and Elaine McGee of Dallas, Texas; two sons, Carroll Wilson of Wichita Falls and John Wilson of Kerrville; one brother, Lawrence McGee of Amarillo, Texas; one sister, Vida Butler of Hereford, Texas; four children and one great-grandchildren.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 901 Indiana, Suite 350, Wichita Falls, TX 76301.

 

Velma McGeeley

Funeral services for Holdenville resident, Velma Alyene McGeeley, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Salt Creek United Methodist Church with Rev. George Harjoche officiating.

An evening prayer service has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, Holdenville.

A procession to Salt Creek Church will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday with interment at McGeeley Cemetery, north of Holdenville, under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

McGeeley, 84, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2006 in Oklahoma City. She was born Nov. 6, 1922 in Hughes County to Charlie Deer and Louella Beaver.

She was raised in the Lamar area of Hughes County and attended Lamar Schools. She moved to Pecan Grove in 1955 and remained there until her passing.

McGeeley was an active member of Salt Creek Church for many years; she enjoyed being a part of the church family, sewing and cooking.

Her husband, Frank McGeeley, and her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving are four children, Jerry Deer of Coweta, Pat Williams of Kansas, Okla., Linda Stewart of Holdenville and Beatrice Sanders of Tulsa; 14 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

 

 

Brian McGehee

Funeral services for Prague resident Brian Wayne McGehee are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church, Prague with Bro. Tim Emmons officiating.

Interment is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Prague.

McGehee, 17, died Monday, June 26, 2006 in Prague. He was born Sept. 12, 1988 in Ardmore to Frederic Wayne McGehee and Terrie Renee (Smith) Fried.

Surviving is his mother and stepfather, Terrie and Richard Fried of Prague; father and stepmother, Frederic and Karen McGehee of Prague; two brothers, Thomas McGehee of Seminole and Christopher Fried of Prague; sister, Lauren Fried of Prague; maternal grandparents, Bob and Suzan Smith of Seminole and paternal grandparents, Richard L. Fried of Prague, Geri Fried of Hoover, Ala. and Ursula and Volker Gebel of Germany.

A memorial guest book is available online at www.parksbrothers.net.

 

 

 

 

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Alice McGuire

Funeral services for longtime Maud resident Alice Virrilia (Edwards) McGuire are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Maud with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

McGuire, 97, died Saturday, July 15, 2006 in Ardmore. She was born July 20, 1908 in Konawa to Isaac Nathan and Claudia Vesta (Birdieshaw) Edwards.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Maud and a member of the Eastern Star Lodge.

Her parents; husband, John Delbert McGuire; son, Bill Lee McGuire; four brothers and six sisters preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sons, Delbert J. McGuire of Ardmore, Bob McGuire of Ada and Jim McGuire of Mesquite, Texas; one daughter, Joyce Bradley of Rockwall, Texas; one brother, Nathan Edwards of Washington, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Maud or to the Maud Nutrition Center.

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

 

 

 

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Mina F. McQueen

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Mina F. McQueen are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka with Rev. Michael Vallandingham officiating.

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

Mina Faye McQueen of Wewoka passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2006 in Seminole. She was born May 21, 1916 in Chandler to H.M. and Grace (Bishop) Cabe.

She and her later husband "Mac" owned and operated a dairy and ranching business in Seminole County for over 40 years.

Mina attended Varnum High School and Seminole State College. She was a member of BZ P.E.O., Anthenaeum, a local garden club and bridge club. She was also an avid reader and artist.

Her husband, parents and brother, Kenneth Cabe preceded her in death.

Surviving her is daughter, Jan Flagg and George Sanderson of Wewoka; sons, Tom McQueen and Clairee and Dick McQueen and Ina Jean of Muskogee and grandchildren, Sharon McQueen Turner and Bob of Oklahoma City, Kelly McQueen and Carol of Muskogee, Lessa McQueen Alkire and Richard of Seminole, Kerri McQueen Green of Dallas, Texas, Rick McQueen and Mary Kay of Muskogee, LaDonna Fagg Sims and Roy of Seminole and Janet Fagg Herron and Mel of Oklahoma City.

In addition, great-grandchildren, Travis Smith and Wendy of Oklahoma City, Sharee Miner Stafford and Jared of Wewoka, Mark Miner of Stillwater, Chad Watson of Oklahoma City, Austin Higgs of Prague, Foster McQueen of Norman, Mitchell McQueen of Muskogee, Lyndi McQueen of Norman and Katie Beth McQueen of Muskogee; great-grandchildren, Ethan Lane Watson of Oklahoma City and Evan Hays Stafford of Wewoka; sister-in-law, Betty Cabe of Oklahoma City; brother-in-law, Morton McQueen and Irene of Wetumka and sister-in-law, Wynona McQueen of Wetumka survive her.

Pallbearers for the services will be grandsons, Rick McQueen, Kelly McQueen, Mark Miner, Chad Watson, Travis Smith and Foster McQueen. Honorary bearers will be great-grandsons, Charlie Green, Austin Higgs and Mitchell McQueen.

 

Richard McQueen Sr.

Funeral services for Seminole native Richard "Dick" James McQueen Sr. are set for 10 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2006, at Grandview Tabernacle in Muskogee.

Brother Don McKinney and Rev. Doyle Davis are set to officiate. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

McQueen was born June 9, 1933, in Seminole, along with a twin brother Thomas George McQueen, to Wilson and Mina McQueen.

After graduating from Varnum High School, McQueen attended junior college.

On Dec. 31, 1952, he married his high school sweetheart Ina Jean Richardson. Three children were born into the marriage.

McQueen was employed by Dowell Oil Company until 1959, and then he returned to Seminole to follow his father in the dairy business. He was involved with the American Mile Producer’s Association and served as President of the AMPA in 1968.

After selling the dairy farm in 1970, McQueen worked for Tiger Trucks in Seminole.

He and his wife moved to Muskogee in 1981 to start Mac Air Drilling with his son Rick, where he remained until his retirement in 1994.

McQueen was a member of Grandview Tabernacle Church.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years; three children, Sharon Turner of Oklahoma City, Lessa Alkire of Seminole, and Richard "Rick" James McQueen Jr. of Muskogee; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his twin brother Thomas McQueen of Muskogee; sister Janice Fagg of Wewoka; as well as several nieces and nephews, in-laws and many friends.

McQueen was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers for the funeral will be Tom Morrison, Jim Morgan, Jerry Martin, Joe Buckmaster, Rick Vickers, Travis Smith, Chad Watson, and Shannon Alkire. Honorary pallbearers are Kelly McQueen, Clyde Pride, Bill Robinson, Kenneth Harbeston, and Lloyd Webster.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 6600 S. Yale Ave., Suite 1310, Tulsa, OK 74136-3346, or to the American Heart Association, PO Box 1653, Topeka, KS, 66601.

Matthew Meashintubby

Funeral services for Ada resident Matthew James Meashintubby are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Interment is to follow at Cedar River Cemetery, southwest of Holdenville, under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Wake services will be held on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Meashintubby died Monday, April 24, 2006 at Carl Albert Indian Health Facility in Ada at the age of 44. He was born March 11, 1962 in Talihina to Joseph and Nellie "Killer" Meashintubby.

He was raised in Calvin and graduated from Calvin Schools in 1980. Meashintubby lived in Calvin until 1998 when he moved to Ada.

Meashintubby did odd jobs and the last several years he has employed at Southern Oklahoma Livestock Auction.

He enjoyed watching his nephews play ball, fishing, playing sports, and being with his family.

Surviving are three sisters, Lynda Simmer of Ada, Glenda Carpitcher of Konawa and Vicky Pettigrew of Ada; three brothers, Robert Meashintubby of Parsons, Kan., Douglas and Kenneth Meashintubby, both of Ada and one nephew, Kenneth Meashintubby Jr., that he raised.

Pallbearers for the services will be John Herrod, Rob Walton, Kenneth Meashintubby Jr., Harold Meashintubby, Mitchell Simmer and Steven Tebe.

Honorary bearers will be Richard Herrod, Doug Owens, Johnny Myers, Kenneth Coody, Pete Bear, Dennis Bear, Wendell Pettigrew and Daniel Simmer.

Duaine MeGee

Graveside services for former Konawa resident, Duaine Allen MeGee, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Vamoosa Cemetery with Rev. Lindell Warren officiating.

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

Duaine Allen MeGee, 66, passed from this life into eternal life on Wednesday, Nov.15, 2006 at his home in Weatherford, Okla. He was born Dec. 12, 1939 in Konawa to parents Ray E. and Sadie (O’Hagen) MeGee.

Duaine graduated from Konawa High School and later married Nancy Carol Noteware in Gainesville, Texas on April 3, 1970.

He lived in Konawa before moving to Weatherford over 27 years ago where he owned and operated "Duaine’s Auto Clinic" for many years.

Duaine was a man of few words, however, his true passion was for cars. He loved helping his son David with his racecar and enjoyed watching him race around the track.

Duaine leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 36 years, Nancy MeGee of the home; two sons, Shane Hunter of Oklahoma City and David MeGee of Weatherford; three daughters, Christy Griffin of Ridgecrest, Calif., Kimberly Slingerland of Moore and Duaina MeGee of Weatherford; one brother, Dean MeGee of Weatherford and two sisters, Betty Dooley and Judy Seigler, both of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren, Eddie Michaels, Kendra Michaels, Travis Michaels, Ashton MeGee, Jessica Slingerland and Braylee MeGee and a host of other family and friends.

Duaine is preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Sadie (O’Hagen) MeGee and by one brother, Jerell MeGee.

Casket bearers will be: Shawn Bonner, Dan Slingerland, Doug Garren, Vince Polk, Darren Seigler and Donnie Seigler.

Honorary bearers will be: Mark Dooley, Don Walton and Luther Cummins.




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Duaine MeGee

Graveside services for former Konawa resident, Duaine Allen MeGee, are scheduled for 2 p.m. at Vamoosa Cemetery.

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

MeGee, 66, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006 at his home in Weatherford. He was born Dec. 12, 1939 in Konawa to Ray E. and Sadie (O’Hagen) MeGee.

A full obituary is scheduled to appear in The Producer.

Roscoe Owen Melton

Roscoe Owen Melton, 82, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Jan. 18, 2006, surrounded by his family.

He was born Dec. 30, 1923, in Okmulgee, to Roscoe Lee and Ruthe Elizabeth (Owen) Melton.

At an early age, Owen’s family moved to the Seminole area, where he attended school.

After graduating from Seminole High School, Owen attended the University of Oklahoma, until he was called to proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, during World War II.

Upon his honorable discharge from the Army, Owen returned to Seminole to work alongside his father in the family business of Melton Supply Co.

While in Seminole, he met and married Wynema "Nema" Chesser on Aug. 19, 1946, and together they shared more than 59 years of wonderful marriage and raised their four children, Rick, Linda, Melody and Doug, in a loving and godly home.

In the 1960s, Owen took over the daily operations of the family business, Melco Drilling & Production Co., until his retirement in 1988. In 2002, he was inducted into the Seminole Oilman’s Hall of Fame for his excellent skilled service in the industry.

An active member of his community and church, Owen was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Seminole, where he served as a deacon, Sunday School director and superintendent, and sang in the choir.

For the past three years, he was a faithful member of Southern Hills Baptist Church, where he sang in the Senior Choir and participated in the B.A.L.L. Club.

With a servant’s heart and willingness to be used in God’s kingdom, Owen also served in numerous capacities at Oklahoma Baptist University, including Chairman of the Board of Trustees, National Board of Development, Member of the President’s Council, and established the R.O. Melton Family Scholarship.

In his spare time, Owen enjoyed church and family activities, golfing and traveling.

A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Owen left an impressionable influence upon everyone he met and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

His memory will be lovingly cherished by his beloved wife, Nema, of the home; sons: Rick Melton of Palm Springs, Calif., and Dr. Douglas O. Melton and wife, Lana and their children: Drew, Zachary, Brandon and Samuel, all of Oklahoma City; daughters: Linda Yerby and husband Paul of The Woodlands, Texas, and their children: Jon Yerby and Erin Yerby and husband Daniel Barber, and Melody Melton of Tulsa; three sisters: Frances Morris and LaVonne Brown and husband Fred, all of Hobbs, N.M., and Elaine Burkhead of Norman; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the R.O. Melton Family Scholarship Fund at Oklahoma Baptist University, 500 W. University, Shawnee, OK, 74804.

Services to celebrate his life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, at the Southern Hills Baptist Church, 8601 S. Penn.

Committal service will follow at 2 p.m., at the Little Cemetery in Little.

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

 

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Barbara Mendenhall

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Barbara Mendenhall are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery with Jerry States officiating.

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

Mendenhall, 46, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006 in Okemah. She was born March 2, 1960 in Wewoka to James Allen Mendenhall and Wanda (Davis) Mendenhall.

Her father preceded her in death.

Surviving is her mother, Wanda Mendenhall of Nebraska; sisters, Donna Minich of Tennessee, Ruth Mendenhall of Nebraska and Anita Mendenhall of Wewoka and brother, Wesley Mendenhall of Nebraska.

 

Curtis Mendenhall

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Curtis Wayne Mendenhall are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Tommy Clark is to officiate with interment to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Mendenhall, 25, died Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 in Oklahoma City. He was born Oct. 20, 1980 in Shawnee to Robert Wayne Mendenhall and Ellen (Wells) Mendenhall-Harper.

He was disabled and a member of First Baptist Church in Seminole.

Surviving are his parents, Robert Wayne Mendenhall and his wife Carol of Pensacola, Fla. And Ellen Harper and husband Willie of Yorktown, Texas; maternal grandparents, Fred and Violet Bailey of Florida; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Barbara Mendenhall of Seminole and great-grandmother Rachel Mendenhall of Seminole.

In addition, six brothers, Jonathan Mendenhall of Springfield, Mo., Bradley Mendenhall of Seminole, Michael Mendenhall of Yorktown, Texas, Jericho Mendenhall of Bakersfield, Calif., Joseph Mendenhall of Pensacola, Fla., Jerred Anson and William Harper, both of Yorktown, Texas and three sisters, Cassie Mendenhall of El Reno, Raven Harper of and Shantana Harper, both of Yorktown, Texas.

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

 

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Anna Lee Merkel

A mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for longtime Konawa resident Anna Lee Merkel.

A rosary and vigil will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the church. Father Joe Arledge and Father Matthew Brown, O.S.B., are to officiate.

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

Merkel, 90, died Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at Unity Health Center, Shawnee. She was born June 4, 1915 in Maud to Leo Ardis O’Connor and Anna (Bouska) O’Connor.

On Oct. 28, 1945 she married Ephraim Merkel in Los Angeles, Calif. and she worked in a glass factory in California and also worked as a nurse’s aid.

Merkel has been a Konawa resident since 1976 and she was a devout Catholic and member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Konawa. She was active in the Altar Society and a CCR teacher.

Her parents; husband (Sept. 5, 1963); five brothers, Patrick, Garland, Joseph "Buddy", Michael and Vernon O’Connor and one sister, Mary Helen Matthews, preceded her in death.

Surviving is one brother, Albert O’Connor of Moore.

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

 

 

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Dorothy Merriman

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Dorothy Dean Merriman are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Bro. John Roberts officiating.

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

Merriman, 80, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006 in Oklahoma City. She was born on Jan. 8, 1926 in Collinsville, Texas to Squire Curtis and Alma Lucille (Ogle) Umsted.

She was a retired restaurant owner. In June of 1975 she married Glen Merriman in Wetumka.

Her parents and two brothers preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband; two daughters, Linda Self of Newcastle and Helen Low of Normangee, Texas; three brothers, Joe Umsted of Irving, Texas, Max Umsted of Bristow and Ray Umsted of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Juanita Wilson of Houston, Texas and Melba Delbagno of Streetman, Texas; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Pallbearers for the services will be Chris Self, Bill Brown, Richard Brown, Greg Umsted and Billy Joe Umsted.

Honorary bearers will be Jerry Umsted, James Hill and Buford Hill.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Sarah Merriman

A memorial service for former Wrangler plant worker, Sarah Grace Merriman is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday at the Fisher Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Crawford officiating. 

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

Merriman died at her daughter’s home in Victoria, Texas on Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, at the age of 68 years. She was the daughter of Joseph and Alta (Brimer) Payne, born on June 21, 1938, in Mason, Okla. 

She was brought up in the Mason and Okemah areas, and attended schools there.  She was a hard worker and wasn’t afraid to tackle any job, and she gave her best effort to whatever her job was. 

Merriman was an employee of Kingsberry Homes in Holdenville from 1972 until the plant closed in 1982, then for two years was a security guard for the Pinkerton Agency before moving to Texas. 

She operated The Family Store in Schroeder, Texas from 1984 to 1990, then returned to Oklahoma and worked at the Wrangler plant in Seminole until her failing health would no longer allow. 

In September 2006 she moved back to Texas to be with her daughter.

Merriman had many hobbies and especially enjoyed doing crafts.  She enjoyed getting together with family and friends, and the joy of her life was to be with her grandchildren. 

 Her parents, Joseph and Alta Payne, and one brother, Joseph Payne, precede her in death.

She is survived by five children, Teresa Schneider, Delbert Cornell, both of Victoria, Texas, and Daryl Cornell, Dennis Cornell, and Darla Rodgers, all of Holdenville; nine grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; four sisters, Etta Connell of Yale, Okla., Wanda Gaddis of Choctaw, Sue Ellis of Auburn, Ind., and Nora Bryant of Wewoka, Oklahoma and one brother, Steven Green of Kingfisher, Okla.

 

 

Christopher Merritt

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Christopher Ray Merritt, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Sand Creek Eufaula Church with Rev. Houston Tiger and Billy Merritt to officiate.

Wake services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sand Creek Eufaula Church and interment is to be at Davis Family Cemetery.

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

Merritt, 33, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006 in a Tulsa Hospital. He was born Dec. 18, 1975 in Wewoka to Tarpie Yargee and Ostie (Green) Harjo.

He graduated from New Lima High School and was a member of Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church. Merritt worked for "2 Fellas and A Big Vehicle" company as a mover.

His grandfathers, Wesley Green and Phillip Yargee preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Nancy of the Tulsa home; five children, Chandra Stewart, Akeeyah Merritt, Bryce Merritt, Christopher Merritt Jr. and Raeleigh Merritt, all of the home and two grandmothers, Cora (Lena) Green of Wewoka and Winey (Scott) Yargee of Holdenville.

In addition, four sisters, Yahnah Factor of Wewoka, Pamela Yargee and Esther Yargee, both of Cromwell and Sharon Yargee of Wetumka and five brothers, Mose Merritt of Wewoka, Edmond Harjo, Clifford Harjo, Charlie Harjo and Isaiah Harjo, all of Ada is also surviving him.

Pallbearers for the services will be Russell Ballard, Josh Keeler, John Winchester, Lenny Smith, Bobby Martin, Mike Livingston, Ron Holata and his co-workers.

 

 

 

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Dempsey Micco

Funeral service for former Seminole resident Dempsey Micco are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the Warren-Mcelwain Funeral Home located at 120 W. 13th Street Lawrence, Kan.

Micco age 67, died Thursday, March 9, 2006 at his home in Lawrence, Kan. He was born March 25, 1938 to Hempsey Roberts and Mattie Looney Micco near rural Henryetta.

The Micco family lived in and around Seminole throughout their youth and into their adult lives.

Surviving is his wife Ramona Micco of Lawrence, Kan.; son Doug Micco of Canon City, Colo.; daughter Diana Micco-Pinegar of Kansas City, Kan.; brothers, Robert Frisco Micco of Grove, Johnny Micco of Weeletka and Tommy Fisher of Weeletka and sisters Alice Roberts of Dustin, Ann Hickey of Bryant, Sarah Micco of Weeletka, Nell English of Okmulgee and Rainey Marks of Weeletka.

 

 

Frances Middlebrook

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Frances (Turner) Middlebrook, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Seminole.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Interment is scheduled for Monday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Columbus, Texas, near Houston.

Frances passed away Monday, March 13, 2006 at the age of 87. She was born Nov. 27, 1918 in Colorado Springs, Colo. to Robert and Lois (Campbell) Turner.

She grew up on a wheat farm in Northern Oklahoma with her sister, Eleanor and brother, Robert A.

Frances graduated from Northwestern State College in Alva, where she received an art degree and taught school until she married Earl Williamson Middlebrook in January of 1942 in Liberal, Kan.

The couple was devoted to one another for nearly 44 years and he preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1986.

She was a devoted wife, wonderful mother and grandmother, who loved her family. She enjoyed water coloring, artwork, volunteering at the Jasmin Moran Children’s Museum and taking care of her cows.

Frances was a social worker for the State of Oklahoma Department of Human services and a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

She is survived by her son, Earl T. Middlebrook of Wichita Falls, Texas; her daughter, Linda Perrotto of Fair Haven, N.J.; brother, Robert A. Turner of Kansas City, Mo. and four grandchildren, Jonathan Perrotto, Matthew Perrotto, Amanda Middlebrook and Earl A. Middlebrook.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest that donations may be made to The Seminole Heritage House Nutrition Center, 210 W. College, Seminole, OK 74868 and the Jasmin Moran Children’s Museum, P.O. Box 1828, Seminole, OK 74818.

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

 

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Elizabeth Tiger Middleton

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Elizabeth "Losta" Tiger Middleton are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Dorsey Nero and David Little officiating.

Interment will follow at England Family Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Visitation will be held at the family home starting at 5 p.m. until at 5 p.m.

Middleton died Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at the age of 67. She was born May 15, 1938 to Lewis and Mandy (Tiger) Wise in Seminole.

She was married to Elmer Arthur Middleton; he preceded her in death in 1990.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Presbyterian Church in Wewoka, Oklahoma.

Her mother and husband preceded her in death.

Surviving is her father, Lewis Wise of Seminole; two daughters, Carrie Isaacs of Konawa and Shannon Anderson-Toombs of Coupeville, Wash. and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Allen Webb, Charles Epperson Wise, Ryan Burchett, C.J. Bear, Junior England and Johnny Wolf.
Honorary pallbearers will be Sammy Davis, Jim Locust, Lance Primeaux, and Jimpsey Carbitcher.


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James Middleton

Graveside services for Wewoka native James A. Middleton are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Little Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Broadway Mortuary in Wichita, Kan.

Middleton, 70, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006 in Wichita, Kan. He was born June 27, 1936 in Wewoka to Mart and Pearlie Middleton.

He was a retired Cessna engineer who had lived in Cromwell for many years.

His parents and sister, Nelda, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Margaret; son, Craig Middleton; daughters, Cindy Rogers, Carrie Middleton and Connie Motl; brother, Robert Middleton; sister, Evelyn Metzler; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

James Middleton

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident James Earl Middleton are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Resthaven Funeral Chapel with Ruby Nell York to officiate.

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

Middleton, of Shawnee, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006 at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born Sept. 30, 1947 in Tahlequah to Arthor Oscar Middleton Sr. and Martha (Faughn) Middleton.

He attended Wewoka Schools and was a truck driver for Pam Transport. Middleton enjoyed trucking, hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

His parents, two brothers: Jimmy David Middleton and Clarence Eugene Middleton, and one sister Jewel Groseclose preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Carolyn Middleton of Earlsboro; one son, Manuel Krueger of Earlsboro; two daughters, Renea McCune of Shawnee and Aletha Middleton of Hartshorne; five grandchildren; one brother, Arthor Oscar Middleton Jr. of Poteau and one sister, Vera Lee Johnson of Poteau.

Mary Jane Milam

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Mary Jane Milam are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, at Victory Baptist Church in Del City.

Burial services are scheduled to follow at Johnson Family Cemetery, east of Bowlegs.

A wake service is set for tonight at 6:30 p.m., also at Victory Baptist Church in Del City. All services are under the direction of Barnes and Johnson Funeral Home of Midwest City.

Milam died at the age of 63 on Sunday, January 29, 2006.

She was born June 25, 1942, to Bennie and Mollie Wilson in Talihina.

She made Midwest City her home in 1970 after previously living in Wewoka.

On Jan. 29, 1971, she married James N. Milam in Wewoka.

James Milam, who was Chief of the Seminole Nation for four years in the 1980s, died in 2004 not long after losing the June election to former Sen. Kelly Haney.

Mary Jane Milam was a member of Country Estates Baptist Church in Midwest City.

She retired in 2004 as a clerk for the engineering department of OG&E.

Besides her husband, Milam was preceded in death by her parents, Bennie and Mollie Wilson; two brothers, Jack Wilson and Joe Cully Wilson; and one sister, Naomi Sue Wilson.

She is survived by two sons: Keith Lumpmouth of El Reno, and Robert Brian Milam of Moore; two daughters: Rhonda J. Milam of Midwest City, and Jane Elizabeth McGehee of Seneca, Mo.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Milam is also survived by four brothers: Johnny Wilson of Kadoka, S.D., Steve Wilson of Holdenville, Paul Wilson of Midwest City, and Simon L. Wilson of Holdenville; two sisters: Elsie Dickey of Midwest City, and Josephine Wilson of Ada.

Chris Mills

Longtime Seminole County resident and Chief of Police, Chris Mills passed away, Friday, May 19, 2006 at the age of 51. He was born June 24, 1954 in Springfield, Mo. to Louis and Grace (Squibb) Mills.

Funeral services were held yesterday at 10 a.m. at
Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Pastor Steve Cline and Gus Monreal officiating. Burial was today at 2 p.m., at White Chapel Cemetery in Springfield, Mo. with Pastor Steve Cline officiating.

He has been a police officer for over 30 years, serving as Chief of Police in Willard, Mo. and Walnut Grove Police Department. He also worked for the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, and was currently serving as Chief of Police of the Seminole Police Department where he served for eight years.

Chris is survived by his son, Shad Mills of Warren, Pa.; brother, Wayne Mills of Indianapolis and three sisters, Helen Taylor of Indianapolis, twin sister, Christine Price of Springfield, Mo. and Nancy Mills of Springfield, Mo.

A niece and two nephews, Jeremy and Ashley Price of Springfield, Mo. and Ronnie Taylor of Indianapolis, also survive him.

His parents precede him in death.

Pallbearers for the services were Tommy Mackey, Terry Thomason, Brad Willis, Jerry Houck, Charles Sisco, Joe Craig, Charley Webster, and "Slim" Crabtree.

Honorary Bearers will be the Seminole Police Department and the Seminole County Sheriff's Department.

In memory of Chris memorial contributions may be made to the Seminole Police Chaplain Fund, P.O. Box 1030, Seminole, OK 74868.

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

 

 

 

 

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Walter Dub Mills

A graveside memorial for Seminole County native Walter "Dub" Mills will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday at Little Cemetery in Seminole.

Local services are being directed by Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Walter Clark "Dub" Mills of San Angelo, Texas, passed away at home on Thursday, April 13, 2006 after a prolonged illness. He was 81 years old.

Dub was born on April 26, 1924, in Little, Okla., to Rufus Melvin and Bertie Mae Mills.

He married Betty Doris Phillips on Oct. 24, 1959, in Seminole. Dub was a long-time member of The Heights Baptist Church.

Dub served as a radio operator and gunner on the crew of a B-26 Marauder in the 443rd Squadron, 320th Bomb Group of United States Army Air Forces during World War II, flying combat missions over Germany and France. He attained the rank of Technical Sergeant.

After his discharge from the Army Air Forces, Dub worked for 12 years as a welder for Dresser Industries, helping build energy-related facilities in the southwest and on the Great Plains.

He joined Northern Natural Gas Company (which later became InterNorth Inc.) as a pipeline welder in 1958 and retired as the Operations and Maintenance Supervisor of its El Dorado District in 1984.

He was the co-inventor of two patented tools that siphon liquids from natural gas pipelines.

Dub is survived by his wife, Betty Mills of San Angelo, Texas; daughter, Debra Powers and her husband Lan of Midland, Texas; son, Rex Mills and his wife Rosanne of Dallas, Texas; three granddaughters and their husbands, Jamie Blevins and Mike Die of Kyle, Texas, Tammie and D.J. Domangue of San Angelo, Texas, and Tonya Blevins and Paul Doyle of San Angelo, Texas; two grandsons, Andrew and Peter Mills of Dallas, Texas; great-grandchildren, Kaden Garcia of San Angelo, Texas and Emma Die of Kyle, Texas; and many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Sue Mills; ten sisters, Willie Barnwell, Beulah Barnwell, Rena Hill, Viola Mills, Johnie Mae Parrish, Sissie Polk, Annie Harris, Luciel Duboise, Edna Parrish, and Ada West; and twelve brothers, John, Jim, Harry, R.A., George, Bud, Loyd, Claud, Jack, Bob, and Don Mills, and an infant.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or The Heights Baptist Church.

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

 

 

 


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Mildred Mixon

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Clara Mildred "Ashby" Mixon are scheduled for today at Hillcrest Mortuary, 9101 Kern Canyon Road, Bakersfield, Calif.

Mixon died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006 in Fresno, Calif. at the age of 90. She was born Sept. 24, 1915 to Walter and Eva (Johnson) Ashby.

She attended school at Wolf Wing and Wolf School. She met Brown Mixon of Central School – Punkin Center, east of Maud and they married.

The couple lived in the Wolf area for some time before moving to California to find work. They lived in Shafter, Tehachapi, Wasco and Bakersfield.

For nearly 69 years they were inseparable. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Her parents; husband (Sept. 10, 2001); one son, Larry Mixon; two brothers, Ellis Ashby and Roy Ashby and two sisters, Ina Ashby and Lena Buchanan.

Surviving is one daughter, Dorothy Medlock of Fresno, Calif.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; two sisters, Wilma Wylie of Midwest City and Betty Buchanan of Seminole and one brother, Homer Ashby of Wichita, Kan.

 

 

 

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Agnes Mocabee

Funeral services for Konawa native and former resident Agnes M. Mocabee are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Konawa.

Rev. Mitch Williams is to officiate and interment is to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Mocabee, 88 of Pea Ridge, Ark., passed away Monday, Aug. 21, 2006 at northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, Ark. She was born Aug. 27, 1917 in Konawa to Oscar and Lula (Heard) Hankins.

On Jan. 5, 1955 she married Robert Mocabee in Seminole County. She lived in California for many years.

She retired from Cutter Laboratories in Berkley, Calif. and attended the First Baptist Church in Rogers, Ark.

Her parents, husband, son Ralph Ward (Sept. 1, 2005) and six brothers and sisters preceded her n death.

Surviving are two daughters, Delores Meade of Rosemead, Calif. and Joyce Ward of Bentonville, Ark.; one daughter-in-law, Ruth Ward of Pea Ridge, Ark.; stepson, George Mocabee of Laverne, Calif.; one sister, Opal Head of California; nine grandchildren, Steven Meade, Scott Meade, Sherry Abbott, Vicky Cooper, Kathy McIntosh, Gary McIntosh, Dale Ward, Bruce Ward and Marina Buttry; four great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

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

 

Norma Moon

Graveside services for former Sasakwa resident Norma R. (Garrison) Moon are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Moon, 86, of Apple Valley, Calif. died Monday, July 31, 2006. She was born May 16, 1920 in Wetumka to Everett and Effie Garrison.

On July 11, 1940 she married James Lonnie Moon and she spent her life as a homemaker in Hobbs, N.M. and Sasakwa. She has lived in Apple Valley, Calif. for the past year.

Moon drove a school bus at Hobbs for many years. She barbered at both the Sanger Street and Triangle Barbershops along with her husband, Lonnie. She was also a custodian for Byng Schools, Byng, for five years.

Her husband; parents; two sisters, Wilma Fine and Edna Waunelda Roundtree and a brother-in-law, Stanley Hastings preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, James R. Moon and wife, Ethel, of Apple Valley, Calif.; two daughters, Patty Clardy and Terry of Hobbs, N.M. and Pamela Foote and husband Robert of Oklahoma City; a sister, Ruby Mae Hasting of Hobbs, N.M. and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 

 

 

 

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Cecilia Moore

Graveside services are scheduled for Wewoka resident Cecilia (Tyler) Moore for 10 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Michael Vallandingham officiating.

The family will be at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Friday to receive any visitors who wish to come by.

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

Moore passed away Saturday, July 29, 2006. She was born Nov. 29, 1916 in Wewoka to John Read Moore and Julia Howard Embrey Moore.

She graduated from Wewoka High School in 1934 and after graduation she attended Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky., receiving her bachelor’s degree in 1938 along with an artist’s diploma in music pianoforte.

Moore taught school in Wewoka and later attended the Atlanta Art Institute in Atlanta, Ga. She received her master’s degree in 1952 and for her thesis she painted a mural at the Decatur First Baptist Church in Decatur, Ga., titled "World Peace Through Christianity."

She returned to make her home in Wewoka to take care of her parents until their deaths. For the past two years she was a resident of Fountain View Manor in Henryetta, where she received loving care.

Moore was a member of the Wewoka First Baptist Church and will be remembered for her love of cats and generosity to her church and those in need.

Her parents; sister, Jane Moore Kethley of Decatur, Ga. and a nephew, John Bryan Kethley of Clinton, Ga. preceded her in death.

Surviving is nephew, Bill and his wife Caroline Kethley; nieces, Dorothy Jane Kethley Allen of Athens, Ga. and Judith Kethley (widow of John Kethley) of Clinton, Ga.; six great-nieces and nephews and 10 great-great nieces and nephews.

 

 

 

 

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Robin Moore

Funeral services for Earlsboro resident Robin "D" Anna Conway-Moore are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment is to follow at Earlsboro Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Moore, 39, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006 in Oklahoma City. She was born Feb. 11, 1967 in Shawnee to Clarence Conway Sr. and Alversa (Gaulding) Hardiman.

She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Earlsboro.

Her paternal grandparents, Joe and Mary Conway and maternal grandparents, Russell and Alberta Gaulding preceded her in death.

Surviving are former husbands, Henry Moore and Thomas Baton; her mother, Alversa Hardiman of Oklahoma City; father, Clarence Conway Sr. of Oklahoma City; maternal grandmother, Lurena Douglas of Shawnee; son, Zackery Conway of Bethany; five daughters, Vernesia Conway of Del City, Cherrelle, Shatia and Shamika Conway of Bethany, Tanisha Conway of New Mexico; three brothers, Russell Gaulding of Bethany, Adriane Gaulding and Clarence Conway Jr., both of Oklahoma City and one sister, Lurena Russell of Bethany.

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

 

 

 

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Roland Moore

Funeral services for the infant son of former Wewoka resident, Daphne Lynn Moore, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Wewoka.

A wake service will be held at 6 p.m. tonight in the Stout-Phillips Chapel and interment will be at Vamoosa Cemetery.

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

Roland Rios Moore was born and passed away on Monday, July 31, 2006 in Oklahoma City. He was the son of Daphne Lynn Moore and Rolando Rios Villa.

Surviving are his parents; grandmother, Tina Moore of Norman; grandfather, Fipriano Rios of Oklahoma City; grandmother, Mariesela Villa; aunts, Alicia Moore and Melissa Wood, both of Oklahoma City; uncles, Michael Moore and Zachary Moore, both of Oklahoma City and numerous aunts and uncles of the Wewoka area.

Ruby Moore

There are no services planned at this time for longtime Seminole County resident Ruby Ellen Moore.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Moore, 86, died Sunday, June 18, 2006 at Shawnee Care Center, Shawnee. She was born March 6, 1920 near Wewoka to Harvey Adell Lowery and Ruth Izora (Collins) Lowery.

On Oct. 31, 1939 she married Jack Moore in Hot Springs, Ark. and was a homemaker.

Her parents; husband; one daughter, Ann Moore; one son, Michael Jack Moore and one brother, H.A. Lowery, Jr. preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sisters, Violet Goodman of Norman and Maxine Gee of Oklahoma City and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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

 

George Morris III

Longtime Seminole resident, George Leland Morris III, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2006 at the age of 58.
He was born June 8, 1947 to Betty Geraldine (Collis) and George Leland Morris, Jr. in Holdenville.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Steve Cline officiating.

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

George married Wanda (Green) Morris on Jan. 21, 1967 in Seminole. He served in the United States Navy and the National Guard and worked in the oilfield for many years.

He is survived by his wife Wanda of the home; mother and father, Betty Geraldine and G.L. Morris of Seminole; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Ronda Morris of Wewoka; daughter, Cindy Wilson of Seminole; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Shirley Morris of Seminole; two sisters and brother-in-law, Charlene Kennady of Seminole and Nancy and Jimmy Frederickson of Earlsboro and four grandchildren, Lacy and Zachary Wilson and Britlee and Gavin Morris.

George is also survived by a host of other family and friends.

His brother, Jerry Morris, precedes him in death.

Pallbearers will be, Doyle Morris, Darrell Morris, Jim Holmes, David Cross, Dennis Ladd, and Jimmy Fredrickson.

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

 

 

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George Morris Jr.

A memorial service for longtime Seminole resident George Leland Morris Jr., II, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Trinity Baptist Church, Seminole with Rev. Steve Cline officiating.

Cremation services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Mr. Morris passed from this life Thursday, June 29, 2006 at his home. He was born Dec. 21, 1922 in Hopkins County, Texas to George Leland Morris Sr. and Artie Peral (Arnold) Morris.

On July 30, 1946 he married Betty Geraldine Collis in Holdenville.

He retired as a welder and was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church, Seminole.

His parents and two sons, George Morris III (2006) and Gerald Morris (2003) preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home, one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Shirley Morris of Seminole; daughter-in-law, Wanda Morris of Seminole; two brothers and sister-in-law, Odell and Joann Morris of Shawnee and Carl Morris of Seminole; five grandchildren, Cindy Wilson of Seminole, Dinette and Ray Wren of Seminole, Terri and J.D. Stastny of Prague, LeCarol Neill of Seminole and Michael and Rhonda Morris of Seminole; 10 great-grandchildren, Lacy and Zachery Wilson, Josh and John Wren, Britlee and Gavin Morris, Stephen Neill, Legend and Legacy Burrier, all of Seminole and Nathan Stastny of Prague and a host of other family and friends.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lorene Moore

Funeral services for Seminole resident Lorene Moore are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Chris Stinnett officiating.

Interment is to follow at rest Haven Memorial Garden under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Moore, 87, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006 at Sunset Estates Nursing Home in Tecumseh. She was born Oct. 23, 1918 in Oklahoma to Thomas and Mary Ann (McGeehee) Burton.

She spent most of her life in Seminole and married Russell Charlie Moore on Oct. 31, 1939 in Seminole.

Moore was a homemaker and member of the Seminole Church of Christ.

Her parents; husband (Aug. 12, 1987); three brothers, Roy Burton, Gary Burton and T.A. Burton and one sister, Helen Leedey preceded her in death.

Surviving is one son, Tom Moore of Seminole; two daughters, Mary Jo Greening of Tecumseh and Karen Barkhimer of Wewoka; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers for the services will be Troy Miller, Scott Gray, Robert Akehurst, Berry Fuxa, Ron Burnett and Albert Thornton.

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

 

 

 

 

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Marvin ‘Cub’ Morris

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Marvin Chess "Cub" Morris are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Kenneth Mendenhall officiating.

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

Cub, 83, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2006 at the Norman Veteran’s Center, Norman, Okla. He was born Dec. 21, 1922 in Muldrow, Okla. to William C. and Leaffie (Ross) Morris.

On Aug. 21, 1947 Cub married Violet Morris in Bentonville, Ark. He was a lance corporal in the United States Marine Corps during World War II.

Cub was the longtime office manager of Mistletoe Express (freight company) in Seminole and retired in 1989. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

His parent; his wife, Violet Morris (in 1999); one brother, Luther Morris and grandson, Shawn Myers preceded him in death.

Surviving is his son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Nancy Morris of Shawnee; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Leonard Myers of Oklahoma City; five grandchildren and spouses, Tony and Kerri Myers, Damon Myers, April and Mike VanAntwerp, Brandi and Brian Abbott and Kendal Myers and five great-grandchildren, Amanda and Tanner Myers, Emily Abbott and Lydia and Olivia VanAntwerp.

Casket bearers for the services will be Tony Myers, Damon Myers, Kendal Myers, Mike VanAntwerp, Brian Abbott and Robert Hawkins.

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

 

 

 

 

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Elizabeth Moss

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident, Elizabeth Lenora (Griffin) Moss, are scheduled for 12 p.m. Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Elizabeth Moss, 92, passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2006 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center. She was born Aug. 6, 1914 in Garvin to Luscius and Katie (Powell) Griffin.

She is a member of the First Baptist Church, Seminole and was retired from Canadian Valley Electric Co-op as a bookkeeper.

Elizabeth has been a resident of Seminole Estates Nursing Center since early 1999.

Surviving is her stepdaughter, Kathy Moss Courtney and family of Yukon; one brother, Leon Penuel and wife, Joyce, of Longview, Texas; sister-in-law, Norma Penuel of Seminole; nieces, Susan Lewellen and family of Mustang, Luanne Langwell and family of Holdenville and Cynthia Grove and family of New Braunfels, Texas; nephews, Kenneth Penuel and family of Seminole and Paul Penuel of Longview, Texas and sister-in-law, Betty Penuel of Shawnee and sons, Donny and Roger Gober and families.

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

 

 

 

Orville A. Muir

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Orville A. Muir are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Wewoka. 

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

Muir, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006. He was born Jan. 24, 1909, in Enid and was the youngest of three children.

He graduated from Enid High School in 1927, and he was the president of his senior class. Muir later graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Business Administration in 1933.

Two years later he married Grace Elizabeth Kent. The couple was married for 70 years.

At one time, he had a Furniture and Appliance store in Wewoka. After selling that store, he started the "Muir’s Quick Meal Steak Co.".

In the year of 2000, Orville received a pin for being a member of the Lions Club for 55 years. In 2001, he received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award, the highest award in Lionism.

Muir was active in the First United Methodist Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge, served as Wewoka city Finance Commissioner, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, and was a member of the Hospital Board.

He was on the board of Mark Twain Life Insurance for many years, and was the Wewoka Lions Club President and was later elected District Governor of the 3-K District for the Lions Club.

Surviving are two daughters, Gloria Mundell of Lakewood, Colo. and Linda Ferguson of San Dimas, Calif.; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

 

 

 

 

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Emma Muirhead

Funeral services for former longtime Butner resident Emma Cleo Muirhead are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Wilmont Baptist Church, 6440 S. Santa Fe, Oklahoma City, with her Pastor, Danny Frazee, nephew, Rev. Jess McDowell and great-nephew, Rev. Tyler McDowell officiating.

A graveside service will be held in the Oakwood Cemetery at 2"30 p.m. Monday under the direction of Vondel Smith Funeral Home, Oklahoma City.

Cleo Muirhead was born June 26, 1918 and passed away Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 after a short illness.

She was currently living in Oklahoma City and recently celebrated her 88th birthday by attending the wedding of her great-grandson in Miami, Fla., then a cruise to the Bahamas with 11 family members.

Cleo was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother.

She was a member of the Wilmont Baptist Church in Oklahoma City and she taught Sunday school classes for many years, and was currently.

Cleo enjoyed her family, crocheting, arts and crafts, made beautiful jewelry, and was an accomplished seamstress. She also enjoyed music and playing the piano.

She attended central state Beauty College at the age of 68 and was awarded a plaque for making the highest score ever recorded at that school.

Cleo loved life, family and friends and still had a great sense of humor. The most important part of Cleo was her deep Christian faith and she enjoyed studying her Bible daily. She loved sharing her faith in Jesus with everyone she knew.

Her parents, Pete and Dessie Harjo; husband, Ples; one son, Joe; one daughter-in-law, Mary Warner; one grandson, Donnie and one sister, Opal Cox, preceded her in death.

She is survived by three sons, Jimmy Warner of Wewoka, Alex Muirhead of Norman and Ricky and wife, Rhonda, Muirhead of Oklahoma City; four daughters, Deane Mosley and husband, Leon, of Wewoka, Carolyn Pumphrey and husband, John, of Oklahoma City, Linda Francis of Moore and Norma and husband, Frankie, Shantez of Moore; 21 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Mattie Dillman of Wewoka and Carrie Ruth McClelland of Farmington, N.M.; one brother-in-law and wife, Dewey and Inez of Wewoka and a host of nieces and nephews and many friends.

 

 

 

 

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Lawrence Mullen

Funeral services for Seminole resident Lawrence Eugene Mullen are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Mullen died on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006 at the age of 66.

He was born on June 26, 1940 to Vernon Eugene and Lela Jo (Pritchit) Mullen in Seminole.

 He graduated from Seminole High School in 1957 where he played football, basketball and was in the band.

He attended East Central State University where he majored in vocal music.

After college he taught school in Henryetta and worked for a year overseas in Nigeria, Africa.

He went on to own Mullen Tire and accessories in Norman. He retired from automotive sales in 2001.

He loved golf and bass fishing.

He is survived by son, Greg Mullen of Rockwall, Texas; stepson, Darren Able of Norman; daughters, Gayla Bowers of Rowlett, Texas, Dyan Darr of Colorado Springs, Colo.; stepdaughters, Lisa Murdaugh and Debbie Able, both of Norman, and Tommie Embretson of Houston, Texas; two brothers, David Mullen of Moore and Paul Mullen of Stillwater; and 17 grandchildren. 

He is preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Darren Friesen.

Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Mullen, Stone Siverston, Joseph Mullen, Darren Able, Wesley Friesen, Greg Darr, Gary Anderson, Blake Friesen Phillip Parks, Don Bowlan, and Ryan Kiesel.

Catherine E. Mullins

Catherine E. "Kay" (Harmon) Mullins, 86 year old longtime Seminole resident, peacefully passed from this life on Saturday, April 15, 2006 at her home in Seminole with her husband and son by her side.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Seminole with Rev. Tommy Clark, officiating.

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

Kay was born Sept. 19, 1919 in Yale, Okla. to parents, Garland E. and Rilla (Terrill) Harmon.

However, she was raised and educated in Seminole where she graduated from Seminole High School. Kay also attended a business college in Oklahoma City.

Kay had been a secretary at El Paso public schools before moving back to Seminole in 1986 to care for her mother.

She married William Irvin "Irv" Mullins on April 4, 1941 in Oklahoma City. She and her husband were very active members of the Seminole First Baptist Church and Interfaith Ministries.

Kay is survived by her husband, "Irv" Mullins of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Yvette Mullins of Katy, Texas; one brother-in-law, Hugh and his wife Virginia Mullins of Midwest City and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, one infant brother, Donnie Harmon and by five sisters-in-law.

The family wishes to express special thanks to her caregivers, Marylin Dixon and Debbie Kiser.

Kay was very kind hearted and enjoyed helping others. She goes into Heaven with our joyful farewell, knowing that one day we will meet again.

Casket bearers include, Don Gill, Don Raney, Dub Childers, Pat Stafford, Bob Lennard and Herman Ritchie.

Honorary bearers include, Fred Ellison, Glen Hugley and Robert Hammons.

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

 

 

 

 

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William Mullins

William Irv Mullins, 90, quietly passed early on Sunday, August 27, 2007.

He was born near Purcell, Okla. on Nov. 10, 1915 to Ernest and Clytie (Costley) Mullins.

He remained in Purcell until moving to Oklahoma City to attend Business college. While there he met and married a local Seminole girl, Kay Harmon Mullins on April 4, 1941 in Oklahoma City. 

Irv served in World War II advancing to captain. He was a member of the Seminole VFW. After returning home he and Kay moved to Texas where he worked numerous years for Glidden Paint Company.

He later worked in construction. He was a charter member of the Northgate Christian Church in El Paso, Texas.

When Kay’s mother, Rillia Harmon health declined they moved back to Seminole to take care of her.

Irv kept busy volunteering many years at Interfaith ministries. He and Kay were also active at the First Baptist Church, where he worked with the homebound ministries and was a greeter. The two were inseparable, always together.

Kay passed on in April 15, 2006. They are now together again.

Irv leaves behind his son Terry and wife Yvette Mullins of Katy, Texas, one brother, Hugh and wife Virginia Mullins of Midwest City, and numerous nephews, nieces and other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and five sisters.

Special Thanks to caregivers Marilyn and Irvin Dixon.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00pm, Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Clark officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be; Richard Mullins, Mike Mullins, Robert Mantooth, Bob Leverett, Don Raney and Don Gill.

Honorary bearers will be the Doers Sunday School Class.

 

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Pinkie Mae Murray

Funeral services for former longtime Wewoka resident Pinkie Mae Murray are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Baptist Church with Rev. Elmer Jones to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Myers Funeral Home.

Murray, 80, of Norman, died Saturday, March 4, 2006 in Norman. She was born June 16, 1925 in Wewoka to William and Ada Blanton Foster.

She married R.D. Murray and she lived in Wewoka until 2002. Murray attended St. Joseph Baptist Church where she was a member of the Sunday school, Mission and also served as co-program chairman.

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Surviving are sons, Rodney Simon of Rocklin, Calif. and William J. Murray of Los Angeles, Calif.; four daughters, Juanita Beaty of Brooklyn, N.Y., Patricia Griffis of Norman, Carletha Kitt of Columbia, S.C. and Vanessa Krizman of Midwest City; one brother, William Foster Jr. of Billings, Mont.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Nance

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Kenneth "Kenny" Eugene Nance are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery with J.C. Simpson to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Nance, 49 died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 at his Seminole residence. He was born in Madera, Calif. July 3, 1956 to Robert Eugene Nance and Betty Lois (Jones) Nance.

He moved to Seminole from California 37 years ago and worked at TDK in Shawnee for many years. Later he went to work at Seminole High School and was a custodian for several years, retiring in 2003 due to his illness.

Kenny served in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge on Sept. 30, 1981. He was a member of People’s Community Church in Seminole.

Surviving are his parents, Robert and Lois Nance of Seminole; one sister and brother-in-law, Cindi and Doug Shivers of Yukon; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Duane and Sharon Nance of Tishomingo and Jeff and Naoma Nance of Seminole; 10 nieces and nephews; seven great-nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Serving as honorary bearers will be Casey Phillips, Roger Williams, Jim Choate, Larry Harris, Allen Harris and Jim Moreland.

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

 

 

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Cecil Narcomey

Funeral services for Bowlegs native Cecil "Fuzzy" Narcomey are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mekusukey Baptist Church.

Rev. Dorsey Nero is to officiate with interment to follow at Tate Mountain Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wake services are to be held at 6 p.m. tonight at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel and the body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Narcomey, 69, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006 at Hillcrest Specialty Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born in Bowlegs on July 31, 1936 to James Narcomey and Martha (Jones) Narcomey.

He graduates from Bowlegs High School and attended OSU Okmulgee Technical School.

On July 20, 1963 he married Lenora Tiger in Wewoka and worked as a mechanical draftsman for many years at Memorex-Telex in Tulsa.

Narcomey was a member of Mekusukey Baptist Church and served in the United States Army, receiving an honorable discharge on April 13, 1959. He had been a Tulsa resident since 1968.

His parents and one brother, Thomas Narcomey preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; four sons, Michael and Donald Narcomey, both of Tulsa and James and John Narcomey of Spokane, Wash. and one brother Noah Narcomey of Aurora, Colo.

Casket bearers for the services will be Michael Narcomey, Donald Narcomey, Dewayne Tiger, Reo Miller, Mickey Davis, Leon Lusty, Mark Revas and Robert Woods.

 

 

 

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Philip R. Narcomey

Funeral services for Seminole native Philip R. Narcomey are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Comanche Reformed Church with Rev. Charles Spencer officiating.

A prayer service is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at Comanche Nation Funeral Home, Lawton.

Burial will follow services at Comanche (Otipoby) Cemetery at Ft. Sill under the direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home.

Philip Narcomey passed away Sunday, July 23, 2006 at Duncan Regional Hospital. He was born in Seminole on July 23, 1921 to Pete and Rose (Hayeha) Narcomey.

He attended school at Mekusukey Mission, a Seminole Tribal school; Chilocco Indian School and joined the Wewoka National Guard.

Philip was with the 45th Infantry Division throughout World War II, the Italian Campaign during the invasion of Italy, the European Theater of War, landed in Omaha Beach and went in to Normandy, then to Metz, the Battle of the Bulge, was with units that liberated two POW concentration camps, Dachau and Alachs.

He was wounded in both knees, stomach and head.

Upon discharge from the Army in 1945, he was employed with the Civil Service at Ft. Sill and joined the National Guard in 1948. He was activated to serve in the Korean Conflict, serving in Hikkaido, Japan and returned to Civil Service in 1951.

Philip’s decorations and citations include the Silver Star; Bronze Star; Purple Heart (with two oak leaf clusters); European, African, Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon (with six Battle Stars); Good Conduct; three Overseas Bars (18 months); American defense; WWII Victory; and the Occupational Medal – Japan.

He retired in 1985 with over 41 years in Civil Service, including military.

Philip served on various boards; Great Plains Community Action, member of the Oklahoma for Indian Opportunity Loan Committee in the Southwest District, Lawton Treatment Center Comanche Reformed Church Consistory and Chairman of the Comanche (Otipoby) Cemetery Committee.

It was stated in the Ft. Sill newspaper in 1987 "Narcomey’s credentials as an Indian activist were impressive".

His hobbies included hunting, fishing, historical photo preservation and photography.

His parents, two sisters and nine brothers preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys, of the home; two sons, Clyde and wife, Claudette, of Elgin and Thomas of the home; one daughter, Phyllis of Temple, Texas; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a host of nephews, nieces and cousins; one sister, Wisey Narcomey of Seminole and one brother, William of Ogden, Utah.

 

Bessie Neal

Graveside services for lifelong Konawa resident Bessie Mae (Boltin) Neal are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Konawa Cemetery with Rev. Pam Shirk officiating.

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

Neal, 97, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006 at Boyce Manor Nursing Home in Holdenville. She was born Dec. 27, 1908 in Konawa to Arthur A. and Rachel Prudence (Moore) Boltin.

On Dec. 12, 1926 she married Lewis Edward Neal in Konawa and was a homemaker.

Her husband (July 29, 1972); parents; one son, Robert; one daughter, Kathryn; one grandson, Lewis Ray; one granddaughter, Sue; one brother and two sisters preceded her in death.

Surviving is one son, Darrell Neal of Konawa; one daughter, Dorothy Ringgold of Holdenville; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

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Joe Dale Nelson

Funeral services for former Seminole area resident Joe Dale Nelson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Prague.

Bro. Tim Emmons is to officiate with interment to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Seminole.

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

Joe was born on Aug. 13, 1938 in Snomac, Okla., and departed this life on Sunday, April 9, 2006 in Prague at the age of 67.

He was the son of Carl Harold and Ruby (Rayburn) Nelson and was a resident of Prague since 1977. Prior to moving to Prague, he was a Seminole area resident.

On July 25, 1956 he married Veva Franklin in Seminole.

Joe served his country in the United States Army with the 82nd Airborne Division. He was an owner/operator in the trucking business, co-owner of V&V Floral and a member of the First Baptist Church, Prague.

His parents; one brother, Bob Newberry and one sister, Doris Miller preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Veva Nelson of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki and John Henson of Wewoka and Donna and Bobby Tanner of Cushing; grandchildren, Mandi Coker of Seminole, Scot Winlock of Tulsa, Nathan and Jeremy Winlock of Seminole, Dugan Henson of Seminole, Brandon Pennel and wife Jennise, of Moore, Stacy Pennel of Perkins, Bryan Pennel of Prague, Philip Tanner of Edmond, Julie Tanner of Dallas, Texas, Stephen Tanner and wife Mari of Kyoto, Japan and Aaron and Nick Tanner of Cushing and nine great-grandchildren.

Also surviving Joe special brother-in-law, Sonny Miller of Seminole, who helped in Joe’s upbringing.

A guest book is available to share memories online at www.ParksBrothers.net.

 

 

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Larry Newby

Funeral services for Seminole resident Larry Gene Newby, 60, formerly of the Ada area, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel,

Rev. Frank Moppin will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

A family meal will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Chickasaw Community Center Gymnasium.

Mr. Newby died Wednesday, May 3, 2006 near Seminole. He was born March 4, 1946 at Oil Center, Okla. to Melvin and Hazel Brecheen Newby.

He attended school at Bebee and Vanoss and married Janie Porter on Dec. 1, 2001 in Anadarko.

Mr. Newby was a carpenter and later was a self-employed contract pumper for 35 years.

He was an ordained minister and was involved in the jail ministry in Seminole County. He attended Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Mr. Newby served in the United States Army Reserve for six years and the National Guard for one year.

His father, Melvin Newby, and a brother, Rev. Don Newby, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife Janie Newby, of the home; two daughters, Renee Newby, Oklahoma City and Angela Evans and her husband Ray, Seminole; two sons, Shane Newby, Seminole and Brad Willis, Seminole; his mother, Hazel Newby Mercer, Oil Center; one brother, Ron Newby and his wife Zena, Oil Center; two step-sons, J. W. Porter and his wife Catherine, Wilburton and Mick Porter, Ada.

In addition, 13 grandchildren, Caleb and Micah Evans, Justen and Tiffany Burns, Michaela, Mariah and Mallory Porter, Teresa, Cassidy, and Van Porter, Portal Bellamy, and Brittany and Sean Willis; and many other relatives and friends survive him.

Bearers will be John Lewis, Perry Floyd, Vernon Isaacs, Tom Waller, Som Sengupta and Darrell Newby.

Honorary bearers will be Steve Newby, Bryan Lyon, Ray Evans, Stan Lemons, Steve Brinker, and Jerry McDaniel.

 

 

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Lillian Newby

Graveside services for Earlsboro resident Lillian Newby are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Little Chapel at Little Cemetery with Larry Chesser Jr. of Faith Hospice officiating.

Services are under the direction of Gaskill Funeral Chapel.

Newby, 82, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006 at her residence. She was born April 3, 1924 in Earlsboro to Pleas Lindsay and Ola (Hadley) Lindsay.

She was a homemaker and mother who enjoyed watching television and playing with her dog.

Her parents, five sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.

Surviving is her son, Keith Newby of the home and three sisters, Dora Rowell of Seminole, Rose May Lovett of Shawnee and Carol Dunham of Texas.

Nancy Newcomb

A memorial service for former Seminole County resident Nancy Jane (Hook) Newcomb is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at john Ireland Funeral Home in Moore.

Newcomb, 57, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 in an Oklahoma City hospital. She was born and raised in the Strother Community to Ed and Marie Hook.

Surviving are her children, Deana Carter and Kenneth Carter and sisters, Glenna Guinn and Ann Hester.

Pauline Newman

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Pauline Dorris Newman are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Rev. Don Smith and Rev. Dan factor are to officiate with Rev. Larry Chesser to assist.

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

Pauline Dorris (Langwell) Newman, age 71, passed away Friday, May 12, 2006 in Wewoka. She was born July 1, 1934 in Seminole to Floyd and Bessie (Burfield) Langwell.

She was raised in the Wewoka area and graduated from Butner High School and was a member of the Midway Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Pauline and Jim Newman were married March 11, 1950 in Wewoka and the couple owned and operated a construction company for a number of years.

Her parents; husband, Jim; three sisters; two brothers and one son-in-law, Sammy Robertson preceded her in death.

Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Linda Sue and James Lunsford and Glenda "Sissie" Robertson; one son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy Jr. and Quanah Newman; grandchildren, Josh Lunsford, Jamie and Chad Mastny, Derek and Shelly Robertson, Dani Robertson, Mandi and Marty Moody, Angel and Doug Rogers, Whitney Newman and Tina Newman.

In addition, surviving there are 11 great-grandchildren, Morgan, Hunter and Taylor Lunsford, Kadey, Gabey and Brody Moody, Raleigh Lemons and Kaysley Rogers, Sammy and Glade Robertson and Raegan Mastny and brother, Curtis Langwell.

 

 

 

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Stella (Cornett) Newman

Funeral services for longtime Bowlegs resident Stella Levell (Cornett) Newman are set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole.

Rev. Roy Robertson is set to officiate the service. Burial is scheduled to follow, at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, east of Seminole.

Newman died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, at the Golden Rule Nursing Home of Shawnee, at the age of 86.

She was born May 23, 1920, in Tennessee, to John W. Cornett and Pearl Mae (Ingram) Cornett.

She married William "Clarence" Newman on Oct. 29, 1938, and he preceded her in death on April 15, 2003.

Newman was a homemaker, and also owned her own sno-cone stand in the 1970s in Bowlegs. She also loved to crochet.

She was a member of the Assembly of God church in Bowlegs.

Newman was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one son, William Newman; one great-granddaughter, Angie Sharber Doyle; and 15 brothers and sisters.

She is survived by one daughter, Sue Sharber, of Winfall, Ind.; a daughter-in-law, Cherlye Newman, of Tecumseh; five grandchildren: Peggy Brumley, Mike Sharber, and Pam Reeder, all of Indiana, Ricky Newman of Tecumseh, and Randy Newman of Bethel Acres; 11 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

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

Michael Newson-Louie

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Michael Dan'te Newson-Louie "Smurf" are scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday at the First Baptist Church in Seminole with Pastors Raymond Wood and Gilbert Reece officiating. 

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

Michael Dan'te Newson-Louie "Smurf", 36, passed from this life Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006 in Tahlequah. He was born March 15, 1970 in Stanford, Calif.

"Smurf" was a member of the Church of Christ in California and had attended Seminole High School and graduated from Bowlegs High School in 1988.

He then attended Seminole State College and Northeastern University.

"Smurf" moved to Tahlequah about six years ago where he had an auto detailing business.

His grandmother Betty Louie and infant son, Kash Dan’te Newson, precedes him in death.

Survivors include his parents, Barbara Newson Louie and Toris Louie both of Seminole; three sons, Quinton and Trinton Newson of Wewoka, and Caden Newson of Seminole; five brothers, Xavier L. Louie of Tulsa, Myron E. Louie of Shawnee, Ryan M. Louie of Kansas, Lord Rion Louie of Seminole and Jerone Rogers of California; one sister, Aiko D. Louie of Tulsa, and spouse Jennifer Azlin of the home.

He is also survived by three stepsisters, Bridgett Louis of California, Sarah Louie of Seminole and Amia Louie of Oklahoma City and three stepbrothers, Juan Louie of California, Brian Louie of California, and Keith Louie of California.

Casket bearers will be Bob Burris, Lamar Puckett, Gregory "Buckey" Reese, Stanley Hill, Phil Edwards and DeMatris Burris.

Honorary bearers will be Eddie Louie, Alvin Fabre, Jermane Weaver, Doug Burris, Grover Johnson and Johnny Bruner.

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

 

 

 

 

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Robert Nicol

Private family services will be held with the family of Bowlegs resident Robert Vernon Nichol.

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

Nichol, 77, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006 at Solara Hospital in Shawnee. He was born Oct. 1, 1929 in Houston, Texas to Roy Vernon Nichol and Jessie Mary (Goodman) Nichol.

He moved to the Seminole County area about four months ago from El Campo, Texas in order to spend time with his daughter.

Nichol served in the United States Air force as a drill sergeant during World War II. He worked for Monganto Pipelines in League City, Texas as a pipe fitter until his retirement.

His parents and one sister, Emilia Erleen Rothwell preceded him in death.

Surviving is his daughter, Stacey Grounds of Bowlegs; one sister, Jessie "Polly" Cousten of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

 

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Willie Nipper

Funeral services for Earlsboro resident Willie Nipper are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Fairview Baptist Church.

Rev. Bythel Friend will officiate with Bro. Tim Emmons to assist. Interment is to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home of Shawnee.

Nipper died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006 in Ada Hospital at the age of 84. He was born Aug. 17, 1921 in Prague to Clarence A. and Zella (Licklider) Nipper.

On July 8, 1939 he married Rosa Belcher and was a dairy farmer and member of Fairview Baptist Church for 57 years.

His parents, wife, twin granddaughters Billie Sue and Terrie Lou Bennett, his brother Howard Nipper and his sister Wilma Montegomery preceded him in death.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Zeta and Ron Carty, Wynonia and Dean Bennett and Zelda and Gwin Prather, all of Earlsboro; seven grandchildren, Cody Bennett, Lee Ann Bourland, Bobby Bennett, Rose Fulton, Mamie Shannon, Angie Price and Alan Prather; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

In addition, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Melba and Robert Buoy and Mabel and J.H. Uldrich, and sister-in-law Lorene Nipper, all of Prague; three sisters-in-law, Ruth Johnson, Mary Strong and Dorothey Sanders and one brother-in-law Harvey Belcher survive him.

 

 

 

 

 

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Velma Nitzel

Graveside services for Velma M. Nitzel of Oklahoma City were held at 10 a.m. this morning at Rest Haven Gardens, Oklahoma City.

Arrangements are under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Oklahoma City.

Nitzel died Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at the age of 84. She was born Feb. 17, 1922 in Spain, S.D. as the youngest of four children to Fred and Lilly (Peters) Fitzgerald.

Early in her life the family moved to Washington, where she grew up.

During World War II while working as a switchboard operator she met Robert Nitzel at a USO dance. The two were married on Valentine’s Day in 1945.

They moved to Oklahoma City in 1946 and have made their home in the same location for the past 60 years.

Nitzel was a homemaker and an accomplished seamstress. She enjoyed animals and working in her yard.

Her parents; three brothers, Bernard, Austin and Clarence Fitzgerald; sister, Portia and son, marlin Bruce "Bud" Nitzel preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; daughter, Lil Hays of Seminole; son, Mike Nitzel; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

Florence May Norman

Funeral services for former Sasakwa resident Florence May Norman are set for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2006, at the Assembly of God Church in Sasakwa.

Rev. Wesley Martin is set to officiate, and interment will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery, northeast of Konawa.

Norman died at her home in Holdenville on Wednesday afternoon, July 12, 2006, at the age of 92.

She was born on Sept. 26, 1913, in Red Oak, to Alfred and Mary Ellen (Speir) Dearborn.

She was raised in the Holdenville area, and married David "Pete" Norman on Feb. 16, 1932, in Wewoka.

After marrying, Pete and Florence Norman moved to Sasakwa, where they raised their family.

In 1982, Norman moved to Holdenville area with her daughter.

She is survived by her daughter Mary Huff of Holdenville; a son, J.B. Norman, of Mena, Ark.; three granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Earlene North

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Earlene North are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Church of Christ in Little with Rusty Dawson officiating.

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

North, 81, passed away Monday, March 20, 2006 in Oklahoma City. She was born Aug. 5, 1924 in Seminole County to Ethel (McDaniel) Hart.

Ethel was a graduate of Varnum High School and was an avid basketball fan and an honorary FFA member from Strother School.

She married Ray North and he preceded her in death on June 30, 1998.

Ethel was a homemaker and loving mother. She worked for Southwestern Bell as a telephone operator for nearly 20 years. She loved her church and her grandchildren.

She was a very strong community supporter for the Little/Strother area, active in the Democratic National Committee and active on the election board.

Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Dee North of Luling, La., Joe and Kay North of Ft. Smith, Ark. and Ray Jr. and Vicky North of Little; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Don Anderson of Little; two brothers and sister-in-law, Jimmie Hart of Blanchard and Gene and Patty Hart of Enid and one sister, Willa Snider of Oklahoma City.

In addition, eight grandchildren, Shannon and Cary Morgan, April North and Eric Gray, Randy and Jessica North, Travis and Janna Montgomery, January and Blake Hightower, Ray Hugh and Lori North III and Melissa North and two great-grandchildren, Taryn and Turner Morgan, also survive her.

Casket bearers for the services will be Ted North, Robert North, Greg Robl, Travis Montgomery, Randy North, Ray North III, Jim Criswell, Cary Morgan, Keith Grissom and Blake Hightower.

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

 

 

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Jimmy Novotny

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Jimmy Joseph Novotny are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, at the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery in Prague with Father Joe Knight officiating.

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

Novotny died on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006 at the age of 65. He was born on April 22, 1941 to Charlie Joseph and Jewel Marie (Janota) Novotny.

 His parents, one brother, John Novotny and sister, Betty Ann Novotny preceded him in death.

 He is survived by his former wife, Linda Novotny-Barnes of Seminole; son, Jimmy Joseph Novotny, Jr. of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Brenda Dulaney and Kellie Jo Novotny both of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Donnie Novotny of Seminole and Frank Novotny of Shawnee; five sisters, Dorothy Kroos of Prague, Louise Wilkerson of Meeker, Nancy Cagle of Shawnee, Jeannie Quary of Meeker and Jane McGill of Prague; and three grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bryce O’Guinn

Funeral services for Wewoka native Bryce J. O’Guinn are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Baptist Church with Rev. L.E. Oliver officiating.

Burial is to follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

O’Guinn, of Shawnee, passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at the age of 31 years. He was born Feb. 10, 1075 in Wewoka to Melvin and Rosetta (Toles) O’Guinn.

Bryce attended Washington Elementary, Shawnee Jr. High and Shawnee High School. He was a maintenance technician for the citizen Potawatomi Nation.

On Feb. 6, 1997 he married Serreta A. Napoleon in Shawnee.

He loved working on cars and putting models together with his two sons.

His grandfather, Olean O’Guinn and his grandmother, Laura Phillips preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Serreta O’Guinn of Shawnee; two sons, Diontre’ K. O’Guinn and Anthony K. O’Guinn, both of Shawnee; parents, Melvin and Rosetta O’Guinn of Shawnee; sister, Natika O’Guinn and her son, Ta’Sean Hishaw of Shawnee; brother, James Toles of Wewoka; brother-in-law and sister in-law, Robert and Maxine Napoleon of Brooksville; nephews, Joshua Nickolas and Braden Napoleon, of Brooksville; niece, Courtney Toles of Wewoka; father- and mother-in-law, Bobby and Kay Napoleon of Shawnee; grandmother, Thirkield O’Guinn of Wewoka and a host of other relatives and friends.

To share memories or to sign the guest book online visit www.cooperfuneral.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michael O’Hagan

Funeral services for Seminole resident Michael Kevin O’Hagan will be scheduled at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

O’Hagan, 41, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006 in Seminole. He was born March 14, 1965 in Oklahoma City to Eugene Levern and Marilyn Charlene (Ripley) O’Hagan.

He spent most of his life in Midwest City and had recently moved to Seminole.

O’Hagan had completed the 7th grade but was able to turn his life around and become a CAN to help others.

On May 7, 1982 he married Sharon Lynn Whiteside and he liked to fish and hunt.

He also enjoyed his family and doing things with them.

His parents and grandmother, Margaret Lawrence, preceded him n death.

Surviving is his wife, Sharon O’Hagan of the home; two daughters, Crystal R. O’Hagan-Goodell of Seminole and Vanessa L. O’Hagan of the home; sisters, Gena Jones of Shawnee and Lesa Price of Texas; brother, Bobby Cornett of Midwest City and two grandchildren.

Goldie Olden

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Goldie Mae Olden are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka with Rev. F.D. Cochran of Thomastown Baptist Church to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Thomastown Cemetery in Sasakwa under the direction of Myers Mortuary, Wewoka.

Olden, 73, died Sunday, June 4, 2006 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. She was born Aug. 4, 1932 in Sasakwa to Jessie and Bessie (Davis) Freeman.

She received her education at Thomas Chapel School, Sasakwa, Wewoka, Douglas High and Lima High schools.

Olden was a member of Thomastown Baptist Church and has lived all her life in Seminole County.

She also attended Gordon Cooper Technology Center and graduated as an LPN in 1976. Olden was employed at New Horizons Nursing Home.

In addition, Olden worked at various nursing home facilities in the surrounding area.

Her parents, husband and three children preceded her in death.

Surviving are sons, Robert Pearson of Lawton and Tommy Olden of Wewoka; daughters, Betty Cudjo of Bartlesville, Mary Olden of Wewoka, Judy James of Oklahoma City and Nita Jo Shaw of Oklahoma City; sister, Ruby Bruce of Kansas City, Kan. and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

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Hazel Ruth Olsen

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Hazel "Ruth" Olsen are scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Wewoka with Rev. Michael Vallandingham officiating.

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

Olsen passed away at her Wewoka home on Friday, April 7, 2006 at the age of 78. She was born Aug. 15, 1927 to Charlie and Lula Cargill Lyon in Cully, Okla.

She attended school in Cully until the fourth grade, then moved to Sasakwa and graduated from Sasakwa High School in 1945.

Olsen went to work at the Seminole County Clerk’s office in 1946 and worked for five years before working at the county assessor’s office for 12 years.

She went to work for Redland Headstart and earned an associate’s degree from Seminole State College and attended East Central University.

Olsen then returned to work at the clerk’s office, where she retired in 1989. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wewoka.

On June 6, 1949 she married Oley Olesen and he preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 2002.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Lenita Olsen of Wewoka and Tim and Regina Olsen of Seminole; four grandchildren, Stephanie Jackson and husband Antonie, Kelley Olsen, Lauren Olsen and Matthew Olsen; two great-grandchildren, Alex Jackson and Aaron Jackson and one sister, Bobbie Upton of Seminole.

Pallbearers will be David Lyon, Larry Upton, Keith Upton, Mike Upton, Mickey Upton, Ken Harrod, Greg Upton, Bryan Lyon, Mike Morgan and Cullen Harod.

Honorary bearers will be Durwood Tucker, Earnest Moore, John Sircy, Billy Brown, Barry Tucker, Mike Ervin, Dwight Smith and Ronnie Fields.

 

 

 

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Bobby Orr

A memorial service for former Seminole area resident, Bobby Joe Orr has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Calvin Cemetery Chapel with Rev. Jason Loggin officiating.

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

Bobby Joe Orr passed away in Wewoka on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006 at the age of 71 years.

He was the son of Alton and Viola (Renfrow) Orr, born in Atwood, Okla. on Aug. 15, 1935.

Bobby was reared in Calvin, Okla. and graduated from Calvin High School in 1955. He joined the United States Air Force, and following his military service lived in various places, and then settled in the Seminole area, where he lived for many years.

Bobby loved fishing, hunting and dancing; but his greatest love was his fantastic garden. He was of the Church of Christ faith.

His parent, Alton and Viola Orr, preceded him in death.

He is survived by one son, Bruce Orr of Dallas, Texas; one granddaughter, Amelie Orr of Plano, Texas; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Judy Orr of Choctaw and Tommy and Linda Orr of Calvin; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Leroy Catell of Mansfield, Texas, Cleta and Eddie Boatman of Seminole and Vicki and Victor Sanders of Earlsboro; numerous nieces and nephews, other family and many friends.

Dora Orsburn

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Dora "Tennie" Orsburn are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Phillip Mullins officiating.

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

Orsburn, 93, died Monday, March 20, 2006 at a local nursing home. She was born April 2, 1912 in Self, Texas to Columbus W. Moran and Nancy Jackson-Smith Moran.

At the age of three years old she and her family moved to Tishomingo, in 1926 to Holdenville and in 1931 moved to Dixie Lease.

She attended school in Holdenville and married Ralph Earl Orsburn on July 1, 1930 in Holdenville.

Orsburn worked for the County Agent as a soil tester and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and the Home Demonstrations Club. She loved to quilt and to crochet.

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

Surviving is her husband of the Wewoka home; three sons, Arther Orsburn and Charles Leroy Orsburn, both of Wewoka and Henry Ellis Orsburn of Austin, Texas; two daughters, Nancy Louise care of Tulsa and Lila Marie Yahola of Oklahoma City; 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

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Lois Orsburn

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Lois Anita Orsburn are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Calvary Way Church, Prague, with Starland Davis officiating.

Interment is to follow at Yeager cemetery in Yeager under the direction of Parks brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

Lois Anita Orsburn departed this life on Monday, Oct. 9, 2006 in Prague at the age of 85. Lois, the daughter of Virgil Lee and Mary Catherine (Nobles) Trammel, was born March 19, 1921 in Joplin, Mo.

On Sept. 18, 1944 Lois married Fred Orsburn in Norman.

Her husband, parents, three brothers, one sister, one daughter and one son preceded her in death.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Cynthia Orsburn of Checotah and Kenneth and Sheila Orsburn of Locust Grove and daughters and sons-in-law, Lana and Danny Iverson of Checotah, Sharon and Larry Whitlock of Seminole, Shirley and Ray Watson of Prague, Barbara and Van Alstine of Kansas and Vicki and Johnny Woods of Prague.

In addition, Lois’ grandchildren, Trina, Ginger, Chad, Daryl, Marsha, Bryan, Lois, Daniel, Charlotte, Michelle, Larry Jr., Jimmy, Mickey, Jachin and Boaz and great-grandchildren, Genesis, Summer, Lauryn, Brendan, Kennedy, Landon, Tyler, Latisha, Neesha, Kayle, Christopher, Cody, Dakota, Gage, Autumn, Kameron, Ty and C.J. survive her.

A guest book is available to share memories online at www.ParksBrothers.net.

 

 

 

Clara Luvicie Works Owen

Graveside service for longtime Seminole resident Clara Luvicie Works Owen will are scheduled for Wednesday May 3, at 1 p.m. at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Shawnee.

The family will receive friends and loved ones at Swearingen Funeral Home from 6 to 7 pm, Tuesday evening May 2.

Clara passed away Sunday April 30, 2006 at her home in Seminole surrounded by her family’s love. She was born Feb. 18, 1907 in Brashear, Texas to Andrew Eli and Marianna Evans Works.

She was raised in Boswell, Okla., attended Murray State College at Tishomingo, graduating with a lifetime teaching certificate.

Clara married Bird Owen May 14, 1937 in Boswell. During her life she worked as a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse and during World War II she built airplanes for Douglas Aircraft.

She also worked as a nurse’s aid, and secretary-bookkeeper for Owen Rack Shop.

Most of her life was spent being a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a woman of great faith in her God and Savior, a member of Ideal Street Baptist Church since moving to Seminole from Earlsboro in 1954.

She spent her life witnessing to others through her deeds and actions and the sharing of her tremendous faith through prayer.

Her parents; all eight brothers and sisters and her husband, Bird in June 1992, preceded her in death.

Survivors include daughters, Jerry Owen Tipton of Seminole and Marianna Owen Streets and husband James of Springfield, Va.; son, Donald Owen and wife Anita of Plano, Texas; grandchildren, Neill "Tommy" Tipton and wife Jane of Eldersburg Md., Chris Tipton and wife Jacqueline of Portland, Texas, Kelly Tipton Hankal of Seminole, Steven Owen of Park City, Utah, Laine Owen Nixon and husband Jason of Atlanta, Ga., Sloan Childers III of Georgetown, Texas, Lt. Cmdr. Clark Childers USN and wife Cindy of Middletown, R.I.

In addition, surviving are 12 great-grandchildren and spouses, Virginia Hankal Hair and husband Jeremy, Galen Hankal and wife Lezlie, all of Seminole, Sheena Tipton Tanner and husband Tony of Jacksonville, Fla., Brittany Tipton of Copperas Cove, Texas, Christopher Tipton of Portland, Texas, Kerry Johns Birger and husband Josh of Eldersburg, Md., Kathleen and Neill "Smitty" Tipton also of Eldersburg, Sloan IV, Mitchell and Rachel Childers of Georgetown, Texas and William Childers of Middletown, R.I. and two great-great granddaughters, Carlee Jane Tanner of Jacksonville, Fla. and Charity Ann Hair of Seminole.

She is also survived by and will be greatly missed by a host of nieces and nephews and many, many others who loved "Granny O".

 

 

 

 

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Jake Owen

There have been no services planned at this time for Seminole native DeWayne "Jake" Owen who died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006 in Oklahoma City.

He was born Aug. 12, 1937 in Seminole to A.B. and Iva Owen. Owen graduated from Seminole High School in 1955 after a remarkable athletic career.

A three-sport letterman, Owen played on an AAU championship baseball team and was named to all-conference and all-state football squads.

The 1955 National Prep Football Magazine ranked him 4th nationally in pass receiving. Owen attended Oklahoma A&M on a football scholarship.

He left college early to begin working in the oil patch, where he spent most of his career with BJ Hughes Services.

His work took him all over the state and eventually to the North Sea and throughout Europe. As vice president of international sales for BJ Hughes, Owen lived in Stavanger, Norway and later London, England.

Upon returning to the United States, he co-founded Production Service, Inc. and was recently honored at his 50th high school reunion by being inducted in to the Seminole High School Hall of Fame.

Surviving is his wife of 25 years, Mary; three children, Shereata, Clint and Todd; stepdaughters, Chris and Wendy; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

 

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Narva Owens

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Narva Arlena Owens are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Blanchard Cemetery.

Rev. David Pickard will officiate with arrangements made under the direction of Eisenhour Funeral Home, Blanchard.

Owens, 80, died Wednesday, June 28, 2006. She was born Sept. 2, 1925 in Grundy County, Tenn. to Bessie L. (Byers) and Wilburn Johnson.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from East Central State in psychology and was employed by the Department of Human Services as a social worker.

Owens was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole and moved from Seminole to Blanchard three and one-half years ago. She enjoyed reading, gardening, bird watching and family gatherings.

Her parents and an infant brother preceded her in death.

Surviving are her children, Jack Anderson of Clifton, Tenn., Glen Thomas of Blanchard, Richard Thomas of Charleston, Ark., David Thomas of Wewoka, Stephen Thomas of Byng, Randall Owens of Topeka, Kan., Shirley Rothell of Stephenville, Texas and 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Margaret Painter

Funeral services for Margaret Jean Painter are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel in Ada, Brothers Joe Dixon and Delmar Hume will officiate.

Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.

Margaret Jean Painter, 74, Byng, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday night, Nov. 2, 2006 while her family sang hymns around her. She was born Jan. 22, 1932 at Goodlett, Texas to Iven Edward and Beulah Grissom Love.

She attended school at Roff and graduated from Latta High School in 1949. She attended East Central University for two years.

She was a devoted wife, mother, and proud grandmother who always put her family first.

Her kindness, quick encouraging smile, and sweet gentle spirit reached out to everyone she met. She was a compassionate and caring person who radiated the love of God in her life.

She never said an unkind word to anyone or ever complained about anything. She saw the best in everyone and was a great friend and encourager.

On Jan. 16, 1954 he married Bill Painter in Oklahoma City and enjoyed 52 wonderful years together.

She was employed with the Wickhams Packing Plant for 13 years. Mrs. Painter managed the Byng Concession Stands for 22 years, retiring in 1992.

She and her husband Bill took great pleasure in gardening and sold vegetables from their home after retirement. They enjoyed visiting with everyone.

She was a dedicated member of the New Bethel Baptist Church for 34 years, where she taught Sunday school, served on numerous church committees, and helped anyone in need.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Painter, Sr., of the home; a son, Bill Painter, Jr. and wife Janet, Ada and their son, Christopher of Stillwater; a daughter, Debbie Abel and husband Glenn and their children Matt, Michelle, and Micah, all of Wewoka; a son, David Painter and wife Debbie, Byng and their children Austin and Jessica; two brothers, Earl Love and wife Virginia, Frisco, Texas, and Paul Love and wife Shirley, Ada; and a sister, Betty McCullers and husband Warren, Denton, Texas; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her parents, a brother, Edward Love, January 1974 and a sister Mildred Love in 1944, preceded her in death.

Bearers will be men of the New Bethel Baptist Church. Honorary bearers will be Ed Cavener, Charles Jones, Don Ellis, and Robert Weddle.

Margaret’s gentle caring ways, sweet smile, and loving spirit will never be forgotten. We praise God for her life and witness.

 

 

 

 

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Virgie Parker

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Virgie Mae Parker are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka.

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

Parker, 88, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006 in Oklahoma City. She was born March 7, 1918 in Okfuskee County to Claude and Virginia (Wright) Hill.

She attended Center Schools in Cromwell and was of the Baptist faith.

In 1938 she married Bert Parker in Cromwell.

Her parents; three brothers, Calvin, Melvin and Wallace Hill; four sisters, Repol Hunt, Gertrude Hill, Pauline Hill and Claudia Jones preceded her in death.

Surviving are her children, Elizabeth Loving of Los Banos, Calif., Edverda Hightower of Cromwell, Patricia Beaver of St. Louis, Mo., Tommy Noble of Arcadia and Willie Simpkins of Cromwell; one brother, Ralph Hill of Kansas City, Mo.; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren and five great-great-great grandchildren.

Bill Mark Parks

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Bill Mark Parks are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Seminole Church of Christ.

Chris Stinnett, Cameron John and Doe McRay will officiate. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Parks passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2006 in Seminole at the age of 93. He was born on June 15, 1912 in Booneville, Ark. to Granville Winfield and Mutelle (Shamblee) Parks.

Bill owned and operated Bill Parks Tank Company and Parkinsol Oil Company for many years. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Seminole.

He married Thelma McElroy on March 13, 1936, they were married 56 years and she preceded him in death on March 31, 1992. He later married Bonnie Lee (Fortner) Grisso Parks on June 28, 1994 in Seminole, Oklahoma.

His first wife, Thelma, and two sons, Carroll Gene Parks and Tommy Parks preceded him in death.

Bill is survived by his wife Bonnie Lee Grisso Parks of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Vivian and Tommy Mills of Seminole; daughter-in-law, Judy Parks of Seminole; four grandchildren and their spouses, Piper John and husband Cameron, Misty Floyd and husband Jeff, Derek Parks and wife Amber, Tyler Parks and wife Natasha and 12 great grandchildren.

Casket Bearers will be Bill McDonald, Jack Mattingly, Wayne Maxwell, Gary Snow, Paul Waltman, and Frank Williams. Honorary Bearers will be Thurman Edwards Sr., Idus England, Cecil Sullivan, Virgil Harris and Bo Clymer.

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

 

 

 


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C. Jean Parsons

Graveside services for lifelong Seminole resident C. "Jean" Parsons are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with rev. Larry Chesser officiating.

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

Parsons, 77, died Friday, April 7, 2006 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center. She was born March 14, 1929 in Morris, Okla. to Hugh and Adda Mae (Tunnin) Cornelison.

On Aug. 26, 1960 she married Joel T. Parsons and he preceded her in death on May 11, 2005. She was a homemaker.

Her son, Keith Parsons also preceded her in death.

Surviving is son, Gale Parsons of Seminole; daughter, carol Ann Lange of Pierce, Idaho; brother, Claude Cornelison of Seminole; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

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James Payne

Graveside services for longtime Konawa resident James "Jim" O. Payne were held today at 2:30 p.m. at Vamoosa Cemetery with Rev. Mitch Williams officiating.

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

Payne, 75, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006 at Canadian Valley Regional Hospital in Yukon. He was born Sept. 8, 1930 in Seminole County to Dewey M. Payne and Oma (Coffee) Payne.

He worked as a seismographer for many years after serving in the United States Air Force. He was an airman first class and received an honorable discharge on Jan. 23, 1954.

His parents, two brothers, Eugene and Carl Payne and three sisters, Gladys Overetny, Artie Turnbow and Patsy Hadley preceded him in death.

Surviving is one son, Jimmy D. Payne and one daughter, Lisa Payne, both of Florida; one brother, Verlin Payne of Burleson, Texas and three sisters, Beatrice Mason of Grand Prairie, Texas, Lucille Thomas of Arlington, Texas and Loraine Loftin of Hurst, Texas.

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

 

J.C. Pemberton

Funeral services for former Maud resident J.C. Pemberton are scheduled for 2 p.m. at Bethany First Baptist Church with interment to follow in Bethany Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Mercer-Adams Funeral Services of Bethany.

Pemberton died Wednesday, April 26, 2006. He was born March 24, 1926 in Marshall, Ark. to Charles and Ella (Horton) Pemberton.

He joined the United States Navy in March 1944 and served until 1947, where he completed his high school education.

Pemberton loved flying and obtained a private pilot’s license after leaving the service.

He was an ordained deacon, a social studies teacher and a truck driver for Transcon Freight Lines.

Pemberton drove several million accident-free miles and retired in 1989 after 35 years of driving.

He and his wife moved to Maud and lived there for 30 years, thoroughly enjoying country life. He loved to hunt, fish and raise cattle.

His parents; one infant son and two brothers, L.D. (Devon) and Charles Pemberton preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Norma F. Knowles Pemberton; two sons, Rodney and Roy Pemberton; brother, Darrell Pemberton; sister, Berthell Stephenson and six grandchildren.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, that donations please be made to Hospice of Oklahoma County.

 

 

 

 

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Carlc Pennington

Funeral service for former Wewoka resident Carlc Pennington are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Quale United Methodist Church with Bishop Warren, officiating.

Interment is to follow at Westwood Cemetery, Wewoka, at 1:30 p.m. under the direction of Temple and Son Funeral Home, Oklahoma City.

Pennington, 80, died Sunday, May 21, 2006 at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born Jan. 2, 1926 in Wewoka to Caldwell and Captiolar Pennington.

He graduated from Douglass High School in 1944 and had served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1946.

Pennington also graduated from Langston University and was a member of Kappa Psi Alpha fraternity.

He was a member of Quale United Methodist Church and was retired from Tinker Air Force Base after 35 years of service.

Pennington won may honors playing golf.

His parents and wife, Willie Mae Pennington, preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sons, Carlc Pennington, Jr. and Barry Pennington of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Margie Pennington of Wewoka, Gwen Morris of Oklahoma City and Stella Rhine of Omaha, Neb.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

Belva Pennokee

Funeral services for former Seminole county Resident Belva Jean Pennokee are scheduled for Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Rock Springs Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

A wake will be held at the Glorieta Baptist Church in Oklahoma City at 7 p.m. tonight and again at the Rock Springs Baptist Church in Sasakwa Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Eugene Harjo and Jimmy Murphy will be officiating the funeral services Thursday.

Interment will follow at the Wilson Family Cemetery under the direction of the Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

Belva died at the age of 53 Sunday at her residence in Oklahoma City. She was born April 2, 1952 in Wewoka to Richmond and Virginia (Wolfe) Pennokee.

Belva was a loving homemaker and a member of the Glorieta Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ramona Stewart and Susan Cardoza; and two brothers, Homer Lee and Don Ray Pennokee.

Bleva is survived by three brothers, Richard Pennokee and his wife Jana of Tulsa, Gary Pennokee and his wife Cynde of Oklahoma City, and Nathan Pennokee and his wife Ann of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Rachel Pennokee, and Nancy Musser and her Husband George, all of Oklahoma City; special nieces and nephews, Alicia and David Delana, Monica and Zac Stewart, Gabriel and Christina Cardoza, and Johnny Cardoza; and great nieces and nephews, Zeke, Noah, Ciana, Ethan, Hope, and Esiah.

Serving as pallbearers will be Zac Tom, David Fields, Everett Houck, Joey Pennokee, Gabriel Cardoza and Johnny Cardoza. Honorary pallbearers will be Zeke Bitseedy, Noah Delana, Josh Wynot, and Thomas Patton.

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

George Penuel

Former longtime Seminole resident George Penuel went to live with the Lord on Sept. 11, 2006, at the age of 84.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11a.m., Saturday, Sept. 16 at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

He was born on Sept. 15, 1921 in Emprise City, Okla., to Melford and Katie Helen (Powell) Penuel.

He lived in Seminole for 65 years and worked in the oilfied before moving to Shawnee in 1987.

 He is survived by his wife Betty of Shawnee; brother and sister-in-law; Leon and Joyce of Longview, Texas; one sister; Elizabeth Moss of Seminole; one sister-in-law, Norma Penuel of Seminole; two step-sons, Don and his wife Linda Gober of Seminole and Roger Gober of Seminole.

He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, including Susan Lewellen of Mustang, LuAnne Langwell of Holdenville, Cynthia Grove of New Braunfels, Texas, Paul Penuel of Longview, Texas, and Kenneth Penuel of Seminole.

Grandchildren include Stacy Gober and Brian and his wife Lisa Gober, stepgrandchildren Sara, Amy, Brenda, Linda and Ojeda; great-grandchildren Micheal, Courtney, Brandy, Angela, and Katrina; and stepgreat-grandchildren Christine, Mathew, Alisha, Casey and Emily.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dorothy Penuel; and two brothers, Kenneth and Walter Penuel.

 

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Jonas Perry

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Jonas Edward Wayne Perry were held today at 2 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home with Houston Tiger officiating.

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

Perry, 54, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006 at Lindsay, Okla. He was born June 26, 1951 in Bokoshe to Sidney and Sally (Johnson) Perry.

He lived in Lexington, Okla. and worked as a construction worker. Perry married Karen Harjo.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of Seminole; three sons, Aaron, Ronald and Kevin Harjo, all of Oklahoma City; three daughters, Carey Perry, Andrea Perry and Joanna Harjo, all of Oklahoma City; one brother, Dan Perry of Arkansas; two sisters, Betty Perry of Arkansas and Peggy Leflore of Oklahoma City and 16 grandchildren.

Richard Perryman

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Richard Lee Perryman are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City, Mo.

Rev. Stan Hargis is to officiate with burial to follow at Lightner Cemetery in Scott City.

Services are under the direction of Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel.

Perryman, 70 of Benton, Mo., died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 17, 1935 in Nacona, Texas to Raymond Burk and Ireta Margarit Crawford Perryman.

On Oct. 19, 1968 he married Juanita Tinsley in Cape Girardeau. She died on May 15, 1992.

Perryman had been a route salesman with Tom’s and was a member of Eagle Aerie 3775 in Cape Girardeau and Elks Lodge 2652 in Jackson.

He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

His parents and a brother preceded him in death.

Surviving is a son, Richard Perryman Jr. of Cape Gerardeau; daughter, Nancy Jo Mullins of Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; a special partner, Dorothy Welker of Benton; two granddaughters; two brothers, Don and Ron Perryman and sister, Janie Goostree.

 

 

Cynthia Peterson

Funeral services for Strother teacher Cynthia Ann (Troutman) Peterson were held at 2 p.m. today at the Prague United Methodist Church with Rev. Dyton L. Owen officiating and Bro. Tim Emmons assisting.

Interment is to follow at Prague Cemetery under the direction of Park Brothers Funeral Service, Prague.

Cindy was born at Homestead Air Force Base, Fla. on July 20, 1957 and departed this life in Prague on Friday, Aug. 18, 2006. She was 49 years of age.

She was the daughter of Clifton B. Troutman and Jerry L. (Ream) Troutman.

Cindy graduated from Prague High School with the class of 1975 and then she earned a teaching certificate after graduation with a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University in 1979.

Following her graduation from OSU she began her teaching career in the fall of 1979 at Strother Public Schools. She taught kindergarten and pre-kindergarten continuously at Strother until her death.

She also earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Cindy was a member of the Prague United Methodist Church.

Her father and both grandfathers preceded her in death.

Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Kristen and Billy Rusk of Meeker and Kacey Harris of Prague; two sons, Scott McLaughlin and Tanner Peterson, both of Prague; her mother, Jerry Troutman of Prague; two sisters, Cathy Hall of Prague and Susan Riordan of Seguin, Texas; maternal grandmother, Flora Ream of Moore; paternal grandmother, Berneice Troutman of Durant and four grandchildren, Lauryn and Taryn Rusk of Meeker and Bailey and Cooper Harris of Prague.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Tanner Peterson Education Fund, c/o BancFirst, Drawer R, Prague, OK 74864.

A guest book is available to share memories online at www.ParkBrothers.net.

 

 

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Catherine Phillips

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident, Catherine Phillips, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Myers Funeral Chapel, Wewoka with Rev. L. Byrd officiating.

Interment is to follow at Lima Cemetery under the direction of Myers Funeral Home.

Phillips, 79, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006 at Elwood Nursing Home, Wewoka. She was born Feb. 2, 1927 in Mississippi.

She moved to Wewoka in her earlier years of life.

Her husband, Sylvester Phillips, and the mother who raised her, Estelle Moseley, preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sisters, Mary Helen Cousins of Shiloh, Ill., Maggie Hardin of Wewoka and Irene Nichols of Oklahoma City and five grandchildren.

Wandalene Phillips

Funeral services for Earlsboro resident, Wandalene Lucil Phillips, were held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Earlsboro Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie LeForce and Rev. Raymond Coates officiating.

Interment followed at Little Cemetery under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home, Wetumka.

Phillips, four-months-old, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006 in Seminole. She was born July 20, 2006 in Shawnee to Jason Glenn and Artyle Don (LeForce) Phillips.

Her maternal great-grandmother, Artie King; paternal great-grandmother, Wandalene Phillips and great-grandparents, DeWayne and Diana peace preceded her in death.

Surviving are her parents of Earlsboro; sister, Destiny Phillips of the home; paternal grandmother, Donna Phillips and Stephen Birdwell of Seminole; paternal grandfather, Ricky Phillips and wife Kris of Cromwell and maternal grandparents, Don and Goldie LeForce of Earlsboro.

 

 

 

 

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Funeral services for Wandalene Phillips, 68, of Seminole will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, at the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Roy Robertson officiating.

Phillips died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, in Seminole. She had lived in Seminole all her life.

She was born Sept. 4, 1937, in Seminole to William Harvey Bruce and Selma Beatrice (Bishop) Bruce.

Phillips was a cook in several cafes, including Pat’s Café and Granny Fern’s.

She was active in church as a Sunday school teacher and song leader and was a current member of Bowlegs Assembly of God Church.

Phillips was preceded in death by three brothers and one great-grandchild.

Survivors include two sons, Justin Lowell Phillips of Oklahoma City and Ricky Glenn Phillips of Cromwell; one brother, Larry Dean Bruce of Seminole; two sisters, Carolyn Joy Boatman of Moore and Barbara Pauline Martin of Seminole; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

Condolences may be sent to www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Eileen Pilz

Funeral Services for Wewoka native Eileen Nicholson Pilz were held on March 27 at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa.

Pastor Wade Hodges of the Garnett Church of Christ officiated the services.

Pilz passed away Thursday, March 23, 2006. She was born to Bill and Clara Nicholson on Dec. 27, 1922 in Wewoka.

Pilz graduated from the Oklahoma College for Women.

She married Bernard C. Pilz on June 14, 1945 and they recently had celebrated their 60th anniversary. The couple had four children.

Pilz was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. She was a homemaker and devoted her life to her family.

When her children were raised, she went to work as a social worker for the State of Oklahoma in Tulsa, until she retired after 16 years of service.

Pilz and her husband enjoyed their retirement by RVing with their friends and family and volunteering at the Garnett Church of Christ stocking and dispersing at the food bank with their care group.

She was an accomplished china painter who loved to paint birds and angels and gave many of these to her friends and family.

Pilz was preceded in death by one daughter, Ann Kathleen Pilz; one son, Bruce Pilz; her parents; and one brother, Bill Nicholson Jr.

She is survived by her husband, Bernard, of the home; children Elaine Pilz, Grand Junction, Colo., and Mark Pilz, Valencia, Calif.; one sister, Mary Nicholson Thomas, Wewoka; and one grandson.

 

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Ruth Pipkin

Graveside funeral services for Ruth E. Amis Pipkin are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Sharon Capron will officiate.

Burial will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague.

Pipkin died Sunday, July 9, 2006, in Oklahoma City at the age of 95.

She was born June 23, 1911, in Shawnee to William and Lottie (Stone) Amis.

She was a longtime Seminole resident, working for many years as a bookkeeper for Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative.

She married James William Pipkin in Seminole in 1930; he preceded her in death, as did her parents, three brothers and a sister.

Survivors include two sons, William A. Pipkin, Oklahoma City, and James Barry Pipkin, Joplin, Mo.; one brother, Buddy Amis, Fort Worth, Texas; eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

A guest book is available to share memories online at www.parksbrothers.net.

William Cecil Pippin

Funeral services for former Seminole resident William Cecil Pippin are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Cumming (Ga.) Baptist Church. Rev. Mark Harrison officiating.

The family will receive friends at Ingram Funeral Home on Friday from 9 a.m. till time of service. Ingram Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

William Cecil Pippin, 86, of Cumming, Georgia died Monday, February 13, 2006.

He was a United States Army veteran having served in the Pacific theater during World War II.

Mr. Pippin graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1954 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and was a member of the Oklahoma State Board of Professional Engineers.

He retired in 1982 after service for the U. S. Air Force at Tinker AFB as a civilian engineer.

Ordained a Baptist deacon in Oklahoma, Mr. Pippin was an active member of the Cumming Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife Ommie of Cumming, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Rick Forrester of Big Canoe, Ga.; two grandchildren, Sherri Courtney of Massachusetts and Angela Jones of Big Canoe, Ga. and five great grandchildren, Mary Ann and Michelle Courtney, and Abigail, Maggie, and Matthew Jones.

Three brothers, Lee and Ralph Pippin of Seminole and Lloyd Pippin of Amarillo, Texas and one sister, Bernice Lindsay of Marlow, Okla., also survive him.

One sister, Edith Conway of Tulsa preceded him in death.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cumming Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 155, Cumming, Georgia 30028.

William Plank

The son of former Seminole resident Anna Mae (Tapley) Plank died June 3 in Tucson, Ariz.

He was born March 6, 1930 to his mother and Samuel Plank.

Plank was a photographer in the Air Force. After retiring, he had his own business called Freelance Photography for 25 years.

Plank was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Richard Allan Plank, and stepfather Guy Rhodes.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Plank, a brother Robert Plank of Oklahoma, daughter Kelly Reed, stepsons William, Giles, and Russell Jones, three grandchildren and seven step grandchildren.

The services were under the direction of Heather Mortuary in Tucson, Ariz.

Edith Plemons

Graveside services for Seminole native and former resident Edith Oleta Plemons were held today at 3:30 p.m. at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Watonga with Rev. David Johnson officiating.

Services are under the direction of Wilkinson Mortuary of Watonga.

Plemons, 89 of Watonga, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006. She was born Oct. 11, 1916 in Seminole to Eugene and Maida Northcott.

She attended Bowlegs Schools and the First Baptist Church in Bowlegs. She moved to Watonga in 1987.

In 1934 she married Loyal Felton Plemons in Snomac, Okla. She enjoyed taking care of her family.

Her parents, her husband and five brothers preceded her in death.

Surviving is one son, Dr. Terry Plemons of Austin, Texas; two daughters, Carol Richardson Morris of Tulsa and Deborah Coleman of Memphis, Tenn.; four sisters, Francis Melton, Norma Jean Rice, Joy Stephens and Pat Ward; eight grandchildren, none great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Gabriell Plotner

Graveside service for the infant daughter of Russell Plotner and Monica Williams of Shawnee are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at brown Cemetery with Crockett Wood officiating.

Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh is in charge of the arrangements.

Gabriell Michelle Williams Plotner died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006 in Oklahoma City. She was born Jan. 18, 2006 in Oklahoma City.

Surviving are her parents; sisters, Trinity Alexis Plotner of Shawnee and Desiree Atkinson of Seminole; brother, Benjamin Ovalby of Seminole; grandparents, Don and Nancy Plumley of Shawnee, Kathleen Williams and Crockett Wood of Weleetka and Jimmy Williams of Taft and great-grandparents Joyce McCoy and Bob Carr of McLoud.

In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a trust fund in Gabriell’s name at BancFirst.

Patty Plunk

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Patty Sue Plunk are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home in Tuscola, Ill. with Rev. Jayson Garcia officiating.

Burial will take place in Tuscola Township Cemetery under the direction of Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home.

Plunk, 68 of Tuscola, Ill., died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006 at the Tuscola Health Care Center. She was born Jan. 27, 1938 in Gerty, Okla. to Vasser and Stella Stallings.

She grew up in and around Seminole County and Oklahoma and married William Dale Plunk and he preceded her in death in 1988.

Plunk worked for a bakery at the Tuscola IGA and raised their family in Tuscola, Ill.

Her parents; son, Tommy Dale "Bud" Plunk; three brothers; two sisters and one granddaughter preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Cynthia Sue Ward of Harrisburg, Ill. and Lawana Lynn "Cis" Sigler of Tuscola; two sisters, Peggy Peterson of Rogers, Ark. and Wynemia Ferguson of Anaheim, Calif.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Roger Porter

Private family services for Konawa resident Roger dale Porter will be held at a later time.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Porter, 55, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 at his residence. He was born Dec. 1, 1950 in Oklahoma City to Delbert and Bell Victoria "Pruitt" Porter.

He was a retired mechanic and was of the Baptist faith.

His parents, two brothers, L.D. and Eugene Porter and two sisters, Geraldine Porter and Shirilan Foreman preceded him in death.

Surviving is one brother, Kenneth Lee Porter of Elk City and four sisters, Joyce Porter of Brooksville, Wanda Atkinson of Muskogee, Loveta Barnett of Amarillo, Texas and Juanita Moore of Chickasha.

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

 

 

James Powers

Memorial services for Varnum High School graduate James Robert "Jim" Powers are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Father John Norvell will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.

Mr. Powers, 65, of Stonewall, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006 at an Oklahoma City hospital. He was born Jan. 20, 1941 in Shawnee to James Albert and Doris Rudine Flournoy Powers.

He attended school at Roosevelt and Goodhope and graduated from Varnum High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from East Central University, and a minor in Economics.

On May 27, 1962 he married Linda Roberts in Ada.

Mr. Powers was the Chief Operations Officer at Valley View Regional Hospital, retiring in 2004, after 42 years of service. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Ada and a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Powers, of the home; a daughter, Vicki Washburn and husband Keith, Shawnee; a son, James Robert Powers, Jr.; a brother, Rex Powers and wife Earlean, Wewoka; sister, Gayla Heckman, Stratford; two granddaughters, Amanda Kiest and Jamie Kiest; and numerous other relatives.

The family says those who wish may make memorials to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for Diabetes or Kidney research, 825 NE 13th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104-9930.

 

 

 

Vanetia Powers

Graveside services for former Tecumseh resident Vanetia Ann Rosebud Powers were held at 10 a.m. today at Resthaven Memorial Park (Trinity Chapel) with Jimmy Don Gibson officiating.

Interment followed at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

Vanetia was born on May 6, 1935 in Tecumseh to William Arlet Rosebud and Alice Grace Rosebud. She graduated from Varnum High School in Seminole.

She went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006.

Vanetia worked for many years at Shawnee Regional Hospital and was a member of Tranquil Moments Water Garden. She enjoyed being with her friends and family.

Her parents, grandparents and brother, Bill Rosebud preceded her in death.

She leaves her husband, Jack D. Powers of Tecumseh; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and John Doak of Shawnee; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Jeri Oldham of Tecumseh and son, Calvin Oldham of Tecumseh; two step-daughters, Karen and Art Wells and Sharon and Sam Slattery; one step-son, Gary Don and Sana Powers; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Lorettia Shepherd of Bethel acres and LaWanda and Frank Adamson of Tecumseh.

Vanetia also leaves behind a number of nieces, nephews, families and friends that will miss her presence greatly.

She showed unconditional love for her family and friends, she loved them all dearly and will be greatly missed.

 

 

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Vera Faye Prater

Funeral services for Seminole resident Vera Faye (Luckinbill) Prater are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Historic Strothers Chapel in Maple Grove Cemetery, Seminole.

Rev. Doyle Long will officiate with interment to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at Swearingen Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6 – 8 p.m.

Mrs. Prater, 84, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2006 at Solara Hospital in Shawnee. He was born Sept. 8, 1921 in Murrphy, Okla. to Albert Edward Luckinbill and Ada Mae (Stamper) Luckinbill.

Vera married Raymond Andrew "Ray" Prater in Seminole in 1941 and he preceded her in death in 1983. She graduated from Varnum High School in 1939.

Mrs. Prater was an interior designer who in the late 80’s did the interior makeover at the Grisso Mansion, as well as many other large projects.

She moved back to Seminole in the late 1980’s from Wichita Falls, Texas and attended the First Assembly of God Church and was a member of the Seminole Arts Council.

Her parents (father died in 1975 and her mother died in 1993 at the age of 100), one sister Norma Jean "Jeannie" Gossa (1992) and her niece Patricia Ogden-Stockton (1977) preceded her in death.

Surviving are two stepsons, Dale Prater of Bixby and Ronnie Prater of Michie, Tenn.; one sister, Leona Maxwell of Seminole; one niece, Colleen Fletcher of Seminole; three great-nieces, Teresa Norman, Kim Decker and Cindy Rudich, all of Seminole; three great-nephews, Terry Fletcher of Seminole, Bob Fletcher of Maud and Steve Fletcher of Bixby and several step-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Harold Priest

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Harold D. Priest are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dan Factor officiating.

Interment is to follow at Little Cemetery with full military honors.

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

Priest, 81, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006 in Sulphur at the Veterans Center. He was born Feb. 12, 1925 in Hugo to Andy and Vinnie Mae (Standridge) Priest.

He worked for Claybrook Drilling as a roughneck for a number of years and was of the Baptist faith.

Priest was a member of the National rifle Association and National Federal Coon Hunters Association.

He enjoyed coon hunting and playing dominoes and collected guns and knives.

Priest served in the United States Navy in World War II and was a bodyguard in North Africa for Vice-Avner Hewitt and Avner Bomo.

His parents and brother, Bill Priest preceded him in death.

Surviving is his sister-in-law, Gloria Priest; cousins, Paul and David Priest of Miami, Fla. and special friends, John Young, Rhonda Pitts and Raymond Ward, all of Wewoka.

 

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Jackie Qualls

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Jackie Ray Qualls are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague.

Interment is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Park Brothers Funeral Service.

Qualls, 67, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2006 in Holdenville. He was born in Lincoln County on July 16, 1939 to Edgar Troy and Gertrude (Rowland) Qualls.

His mother and two brothers preceded him in death.

Surviving is his father, Edgar Troy Qualls of Seminole; two brothers, Paul Qualls of Oklahoma City and Roy Qualls of Waco, Texas and three sisters, Karen King of Bowlegs, Louise Qualls and Millie Aldridge, both of Little.

A memorial guest book is available online at www.ParksBrothers.net.

 

Dorothy Quinalty

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Dorothy Patricia (Lewis) Quinalty are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at First Assembly of God Church in Bowlegs.

Pastor Roy Robertson officiated the service with interment at Little Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Quinalty, 83, died Monday, May 15, 2006 at Seminole Medical Center. She was born June 22, 1922 in Emporia, Kan. to John Enoch Lewis and Ada Mildred (Bennett) Lewis.

She married John Wesley Quinalty in Seminole in 1938. She was a homemaker and had attended the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Seminole before attending Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church.

Her parents; husband; son, David Quinalty; two daughters, Lois Virginia Lee (2006) and Elizabeth Quinalty (1959); two brothers, Glenn Lewis and Joe Lewis; one sister, Vera Henderson; two grandsons and one great-grandson preceded her n death.

Surviving are three sons, Stephen, Stanley and Mark Christopher Quinalty all of Seminole; four daughters, Patricia Stevens of Kalamazoo, Mich., Ada Mae Ferguson and Vera Roberts, both of Seminole and Roberta Morgan of Harrah; 29 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

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Virgil E. Quinalty

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Virgil E. Quinalty are set for 2 p.m. April 12, 2006, at the Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Rev. Bill Fent is set to officiate.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Peters-Stumpff Funeral Home.

Quinalty died April 8, 2006, at the age of 88, at Southcrest Hospital in Tulsa.

He was born Feb. 10, 1918, in Booneville, Ark., to Dess Mundundee and Ethel Mae (Littrell) Quinalty.

He married Mary Ida Bowen on Jan. 16, 1940, in Seminole.

Quinalty worked for Yuba Heat for more than 20 years.

He was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God church in Tulsa, where he served as a deacon for about 20 years. He was involved in prison ministry.

Quinalty was preceded in death by his wife, on Dec. 6, 1989; his parents; three brothers, Lewey, Daniel, and John; and one sister, Juanita.

He is survived by two daughters, Nancy LeMaster, of Turley, and Janice Galloway of Lonetree, Colo.; two sons, Virgil Quinalty Jr., Tulsa, and Larry E. Quinalty of Wichita, Kan.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Jim Quinalty, Bill Quinalty, and Floyd Quinalty, all of Seminole.

Musical selections for the funeral service will include "He’ll Do it Again," "Amazing Grace," and "I’ll Fly Away."

Casket bearers are listed as Roberty Quinalty, Ronnie Quinalty, Doug Evans and Michael Galloway.

Shirley Ramey

Graveside services for Seminole native Shirley Jean (Brown) Ramey are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Rick Harrison officiating.

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

Ramey, 70, of Bowlegs, died Monday, March 20, 2006 at Seminole Medical Center. She was born Nov. 24, 1935 in Seminole to Rufus T. Brown and Delois "Lois" (Pitts) Brown.

She has lived in Seminole County most of her life except for living in Edmond for about seven and a half years.

Aug. 15, 1960 she married Bobby B. Ramey in Gainesville; he preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 2005. Her father also preceded her in death.

Surviving is her mother, Lois Brown of Hennessey; three sons, Greg Luper of Hennessey, Mike Luper of Edmond and Bobby Garner of Bowlegs; one daughter, Lisa Stivers of Bowlegs; one brother, Johnny Brown of Enid; one sister, Sharon Craun of Tulsa; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

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Agatha Ray

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Agatha B. Ray are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Twin Oaks Baptist Church in Seminole with Rev. Forrest Weast officiating.

Interment is to follow at 1:30 p.m. at Westlawn Cemetery, Henryetta, under the direction of Walker Funeral Service, Shawnee.

Ray, 80 of Shawnee, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006 at her home. She was born July 11, 1926 on Colton, Okla. to Aubrey Thorne and Ione (Farrar) Thorne.

She graduated from a Tulsa high school and on March 22, 1946 in Tulsa she married James Ray.

Ray was a homemaker who moved to Shawnee two years ago. She enjoyed sewing, crochet, needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, bowling, shopping and cooking.

Her parents and a brother, Harold Thorne preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; two children, Linda Sepulveda of Shawnee and Lewis Ray of Sapulpa; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and three brothers, Edwin, Raymond and Dale Thorne.

 

 

 

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Ona Reed

Graveside services for Konawa resident Ona B. Reed, are scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Vamoosa Cemetery.

Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

She was born in Sulpher Oct. 26, 1913. Reed died Friday.

Reed married Henry Lewis Reed in 1931 and lived most of her life in Konawa. She moved to Atlanta in 1992 and has lived with her daughter for the last five years.

Preceding her in death are her parents, S. Nick and Docia V. Yeager, her husband, three brothers, Allen, Alfred, and Alvin Yeager.

Reed is survived by her sisters, Jewell Belcher, Thomaston, Ga., and Jessie Sluzarz of San Francisco, Calif., five children, Norma L. Mansur, Chattanooga, Tenn., Janette Harrington, Duluth, Gz., Victor L. Reed., Norcross, Ga., Forrest N. Reed, Joplin Mo., and Evelyn M. Reed, New Orleans, La., six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Bell Reeves

Funeral services for Maud resident Bell Reeves are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Christ in Maud with Frank Brewer and Tom Carter officiating.

Interment is to follow at Morse Cemetery, north of Okemah, under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home, Maud.

Reeves, 92, died Monday, May 1, 2006 at Tecumseh Sunset Estates. She was born Jan. 3, 1914 in Asher to Thomas Jefferson Davis and Mary Etta (Sanders) Davis.

In Okemah she married Troy Reeves in 1958. She moved to Maud in 1982 from Tulsa following the death of her husband.

She worked in the Methodist Manor dining room in Tulsa until her retirement in 1980 and was a member of the Church of Christ in Maud.

Her parents; husband; one son, William Howell in 1969; five brothers, Frank Davis, Jeff Davis, Venson Davis, Leamon Davis and George Davis preceded her in death.

Surviving is one sister, Idella "Jelly" Carter of Maud.

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

 

 

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Gerald Reeves

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Gerald Roy Reeves, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Sneed officiating.

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

Reeves, 62, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006 in Seminole. He was born Dec. 22, 1943 in Maud to Roy Reeves and Quilla O’Dell Meredith (Pratt) Reeves.

He was a 1962 graduate of Maud High School and had served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era.

On Oct. 8, 1970 he married Carol Catherine Spurgeon in Maud.

His parents, wife (Oct. 7, 1994), one grandson, Billy McConnell and one stepdaughter, Sharon Laws preceded him in death.

Surviving is his companion, Sheila Norbury of the home; daughter, Amber Wilson of Gerty, Okla.; stepson, Tyler Dean of St. Louis, Okla.; brother, Darrel Reeves of Seminole; two sisters, Shelba Crist of Athens, Texas and Jo Elliott of Sand Springs; six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

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Stanley Kent Reichert

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Stanley KENT Reichert are scheduled for 2 p.m. at Hilltop Freewill Baptist Church in Wewoka with interment following at Oakwood Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Advantage Hunter Chapel, 2427 S. Harvey Blvd., Oklahoma City on Thursday from 6 – 8 p.m.

Stanley KENT Reichert, 46, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2006 in Oklahoma City. Stan was born in Lawton on Jan. 23, 1960 to Carl and Ernestine Woodruff Reichert.

He was a graduate of Altus High School and received his associate’s degree and journeyman’s license from Okmulgee Technology Center.

On July 18, 1980 he married Jessie Julian.

His father, Carl Reichert, and stepfather, Kenneth Vanderhoff preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Jessie of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Bobby Boydstun of Wewoka; son, Matthew KENT Reichert of Oklahoma City; daughter Tea’re Reichert of the home; mother, Ernestine Vanderhoff of Weatherford; three brothers and sister-in-law, Steve and Karen Reichert, Wade and Linda Reichert and Kelly and Brenda Reichert; sister and brother-in-law, Carla and Keith Porter and four grandchildren, Levi KENT Reichert, Chase Reichert, Gracie Reichert and Madyson Reichert, all of Wewoka and numerous extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Hilltop Freewill Baptist Church, Wewoka.

 

 

 

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Edith Reynolds

Interment will take place at the Little Cemetery for Little native Edith Kathryn Reynolds under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Arrangements are being handled by Kreidler Funeral Home of McAllen, Texas.

Reynolds died Saturday July 29 at the Edinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Reynolds was born Feb. 1, 1923 in Little to Otis and Evea Reynolds.

Her parents, and a brother, Kenneth Reynolds of Purcell, receded her in death.

She is survived by siblings, Mary Belle Bonner of Harlingen, Texas, Blaine Reynolds of Jacksonville, Fla. and Gloria David of Pharr, Texas.

 

Gus Rhoton

Services for longtime Wewoka resident Gus Richard Rhoton, 97, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Holdenville, Rev. Mike Booth officiating.

Burial will follow at Holdenville Cemetery, under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Rhoton died Monday, Aug. 14, 2006 in Norman after a brief illness.

Born in 1909 to Frank and Lucy Rhoton, the family moved by covered wagon from West Plains, Mo., settling in Yeager, where he graduated in 1931.

In 1935, he married Pearl Hawthorne, of Holdenville, and later worked in the oil fields during the 1930s and 1940s.

He served the United States Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II and also later worked at Tinker Air Force Base.

From 1952-1960, Rhoton, known as ‘Doc’, was a trainer for the University of Oklahoma football team under legendary head coach, Bud Wilkinson. During this time, OU won two national championships and set the current NCAA record 47-game win streak.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Hawthorne; a grandson, Mark Steven Corbett; his parents; and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Rhoton of Norman; a daughter, Caldonia Rhoton Corbett, of Wewoka; a brother, Floyd ‘Tinker’ Rhoton, of Rogers, Ark.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

 

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Donald Selby Richardson

Graveside services for former Seminole librarian, Donald S. Richardson, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Dora Cemetery, Konawa with Rev. Pam Shirk officiating.

Richardson passed away at his home in Tulsa Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006. He was born in Shawnee July 3, 1930 to Charles Alden Richardson and Emma Lucretia (Brown) Richardson.

He graduated from Seminole High School as Valedictorian of his class in 1945, at the age of 15.

Richardson served in the United States Navy from June 1948 through February 1954.

He graduated from East Central State College in 1957 and from the University of Oklahoma with a master’s degree in Library Science in 1960.

Richardson worked at Purdue University and Panhandle State College where he taught as well as serving as head librarian.

He served as head librarian for the Seminole Municipal Library during the 70’s.

His parents; sisters, Cora Prusia, Rebecca Braun, Grace Hudson and Myra Josephine Richardson; and one brother, Charles Richardson, Jr. preceded him in death.

He is survived by one brother, Darrell J. Richardson of California; one brother-in-law, Otto Braun of Idaho; nieces, Rebecca Walker, Linda Coss, Janet Todd, Jean Romaine, Pam Bjore and Mary Brown; nephews, John Prusia, Michael Braun, Jim Braun, Bob Braun, father John Braun, Tom Braun and Joe Braun and many cousins and friends.

 

Jack Richardson

Graveside services for Wewoka native Jack Allen Richardson are schedule for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Richardson died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006 at the age of 71 years. He was born Feb. 1, 1935 in Wewoka to John H. and Elma Rose (Barnes) Richardson.

He attended Seminole Schools and later became an electrician and married Margaret Peggy Gaylord in Oklahoma City.

His parents and sister, Margie Brixley, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the Tecumseh home; two sons, Jack Allen Richardson Jr. of Tecumseh and Kenneth Ray Richardson of Marlow; three daughters, Teresa Lynn Lee of Norman, Elaine Mullins of Tecumseh and Paula Loveless of Shawnee; two sisters, Dorothy Davis of Wewoka and Nancy Watson of Oklahoma City; four brothers, Harold Richardson of Shawnee, Donald Richardson and Roger Richardson, both of Oklahoma City and Billy Bob Richardson of Seminole; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norissa Elvina Richardson

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident, Norissa Elvina Richardson are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Maple Grove Cemetery with Ron Mitchell officiating.

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

Richardson, 90, died Monday, May 15, 2006 at her home. She was born Nov. 17, 1915 in Seminole to Lon Jay and Lillian Edna (Templeton) Villines.

She married Aubrey Evern Richardson on Feb. 4, 1949 in Okemah and she was a homemaker.

Her husband; parents; a daughter, Gail Owen; two brothers, L.J. Villines and Eugene Villines; three sisters, Melba C. Seymour, Dorothy June Martin and Janne Mae Clinton; son-in-law, Jack Owen, and daughter-in-law, Suzanne Marie Richardson preceded her in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Roxanna Mithcell and her husband Ron; two sons, Aubrey Alan Richardson of Las Vegas, Nevada, and C.J. Stoughton and wife Theresa of Fort Worth, Texas and one sister, Doris Notley of Oklahoma City.

In addition, ten grandchildren are also surviving, Cody Mitchell, Blake Richardson, Natasha Kraft, Ashley Thomas, Samantha and Jessica Stoughton, Ronnie Stoughton, Rhonda Shipley, Monetta Bean, Keith Owen and 12 great grandchildren.

Her best friend in life, June Russell, also survives her.

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


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Milan Ricker

Wake services for former Seminole County resident Milan Todd Ricker are scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesday with funeral services at 2 p.m. Thursday at Snake Creek Indian Baptist Church.

Officiating the services will be Rev. George L. Mooney and Rev. T.J. Fixico. Interment will be in the Snake Creek Indian Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Schumacher Funeral Home of Okemah.

Ricker, 39, died Sunday, March 12, 2006 at Integris Memorial Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born June 22, 1967 in Poplar, Mont. To Alan D. Miller and Mary Ricker.

He moved to Oklahoma in his early teens and attended Shawnee Middle School and graduated from Strother High School in 1985.

Ricker also attended and graduated from Okmulgee Tech as an auto paint and body repairman.

His father, Rev. Alan D. Miller, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Angela H. Ricker of the home; stepmother, Carol A. Miller of Shawnee; brothers, Alvin D. and Alex D. Miller, both of Shawnee; sisters, Angela D. Salceda of Seminole, Anna M. Miller of Shawnee and Andrea D. Mitchell of Earlsboro; mother, Mary Red Eagle of Poplar, Mont. and brothers, Tyrone and Tracy Ricker, both of Poplar, Mont.

Pallbearers for the services will be Shawn West, Blue Boy Bear, Dywane Star, Michael Red Wolf, Lance Waspkinoa, Josiah Miller, Steven Stone and Roger Brown.

Honorary bearers are Josey D. Miller, Alvin D. Miller, Antonio Salceda, Alex D. Miller, Tommy Mitchellm and Quincy Brown.

Sherrie Lynn Riley

Funeral services for Earlsboro resident Sherrie Lynn (Davis) Riley were held at 12 p.m. Monday at Johnson Church of God with Charles Higgins, Donna Morton and Donnie Knight officiating.

Interment was held at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Riley, 34, died Thursday, March 2, 2006 in Earlsboro. She was born Jan. 2, 1972 in Shawnee to Howard Dwayne Davis and Helen Ruth (Smith) Bales.

She grew up in Shawnee and Sallisaw, and had lived in Earlsboro for many years. Riley attended Sallisaw High School and married Keith Riley on Sept. 1, 2001 in Shawnee.

Riley worked as a job coach in the nursing home industry before becoming a purchasing agent for TTK Construction of Edmond in 1998.

She enjoyed raising horses, and spent her spare time boating, camping, fishing and working crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Her grandparents, Dele and Dorothy Davis and Wiley Smith and her stepfather, Claid Bales, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband Keith of the home; son James Ross of Shawnee; three stepchildren, Kendra Riley and Kurtis Riley, both of Wheatland and Cordell Riley of Bethany; three grandsons; mother, Ruth Bales of Meeker; father and stepmother, Howard and Sandy Davis of Shawnee; two brothers, Howard Dwayne Davis of Meeker and Christopher Brown Davis of Shawnee and grandmother, Letha Smith of Meeker.

 

 

 

 

 

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Lenora Ring

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Lenora Ring are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Pastor Doyle Long officiating.

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

Lenora Ring passed away, Monday, Aug. 7, 2006 at the age of 86. She was one of 12 children born to Thomas and Edna (Phillips) Dotson on March 3, 1920 in Youngstown, Oklahoma.

Lenora married Truman Ring on Oct. 8, 1936 in Seminole. She was a waitress at Pat's Cafe for many years, as well as an Avon Representative for over 35 years.

She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Seminole and a former Rebecca's member.

Lenora was a good Christian lady and looked forward to her "going home."

Surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis Bennett of Oklahoma City, Carol Blair of Courtside, Ariz., Pat and John Smith of Bowlegs and Nora and Kagle Grandstaff of Seminole and one sister, Florene Short of Casper, Wyo.

She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, Renee Bennett, Darrel Bennett, Cheryl Rushing, Jeannia Angeles, Jimmy Blair, Teresa Hasbell, Starla Burns, Angel O'Brien, Hershel Ring Jr., Todd Ring, Travis Ring, Rick Smith, Johnny Grandstaff, Nathan Grandstaff and Steve Grandstaff; 29 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great grandchildren.

Her parents; husband, Truman Ring in 1992; son, Hershel Ring; grandson, Randy Smith, and two sons-in-law; J.P. Bennett and Bill Blair preceded her in death.

Pallbearers for the services will be grandsons, Johnny Grandstaff, Steve Grandstaff, Darrel Bennett, Rick Smith, Rick Smith Jr., and Jimmy Blair.

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

 

 

 

 

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Linzy Lee Rivers

Funeral services for Tecumseh resident Linzy Lee Rivers are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday with Brother James Whitley to officiate at Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Seminole.

Interment is to follow at Earlsboro Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Rivers, 75, passed from this life on Friday, March 10, 2006 at Solara Unity South Hospital in Shawnee. He was born Feb. 12, 1931 in Hotulka, Okla. to Willie Lee Rivers and Lillian N. (Thompson) Rivers.

He attended Dunbar High School in Shawnee and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness in Shawnee. Rivers married Letha Napoleon on March 13, 1952 in Shawnee.

Mr. Rivers worked at Barton Valve in Shawnee for 35 years.

His parents, one sister, Grace Woodfork and three brothers, M.B. Rivers, Reuben Rivers and Dewey Rivers preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; one son, Leonard Lee Rivers of Shawnee; three daughters, Velma Carr of Tecumseh, Vanessa Alexander of Shawnee and Veada Capas of Shawnee; two brothers, Robert Rivers and Willie Rivers, both of Oklahoma City and five sisters, Mae Lee Hill of Stockton, Calif., Berniece Paysinger of El Cerrito, Calif., Anesa Woodfork of Los Angeles, Calif., Thelma Jackson of Shawnee and Vera Beale of Valero, Calif.

In addition, four grandchildren, Shana Alexander, Robert Ervin, Arsenio Carr and Shawn Alexander; one great-grandson, Greg Rion Leshore and a host of other nieces, nephews, family and friends survive him.

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

 

 

 

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Phillip Roberson

Graveside services for Phillip Roberson are scheduled for 1 p.m. at Dale Cemetery on with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Phillip Roberson passed away on Nov. 22, 2006 in Oklahoma City after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Shawnee on July 17, 1952 to Dwight and Charlene Roberson.

He graduated from Seminole High School in 1970. After graduating from high school he served in the United States Army during Vietnam as a Specialist 4.

After being discharged from the US Army he served in the Oklahoma National Guard from 1972-1973.

He attended Seminole Junior College and then attended Oklahoma State University where he earned a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management in 1977. He worked in the restaurant industry for many years.

He was a loving son, brother and uncle. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

His parents, Dwight and Charlene Roberson of Seminole; sister, Donna Hilton of Oklahoma City and nephew Robert Roberson of Oklahoma City preceded him in death.

He is survived by one brother, Melvin Roberson and wife Glenda of Harrah; two sisters, Patricia Phillips of Ada and Jennifer Keefer and husband Jack of Norman; four nieces, three nephews and four great nephews.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Rosie Lee Roberts

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Rosie Lee Roberts are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment is to follow at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Donnie Knight officiating.

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

Roberts, age 61, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at the Wewoka Nursing Home after a long battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 14, 1944 in Tonkawa to Orin and Mary (barber) Hall.

On Sept. 4, 1976 she married Richard Roberts in Geary. She worked as a nurse’s aide at Okeene Nursing Home for a number of years.

Her parents and one brother, O.V. Hall preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Richard of Wewoka; four children, Lisa Persinger of Holdenville, Tina Sirmon and Luean Wallmitz, and Christopher Lee Allen, all of Geary and three grandchildren.

 

 

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Thelma Roberts

Funeral services for Seminole native Thelma Odessa Roberts are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole.

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

Thelma Odessa (Earles) Roberts, 91-year-old life long Seminole resident passed from this life Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006 at Seminole Estates Care Center in Seminole. She was born Aug. 14, 1915 in Seminole to Willie Harvey Earles and Ola May (Minick) Earles.

Mrs. Roberts was a member of the First Assembly of God. She was a beauty operator where she owned and operated Vanity Beauty Shop in Seminole.

She is survived by her brother, Pete Earles of Durant, Okla.; son, Benny Roberts of Talala, Okla.; daughter, Nelda Robertson of Seminole; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Carol Roberts of Noble and son-in-law, Charles Sisk of Oklahoma City.

In addition surviving are her grandchildren, Chris and Lorry Roberts of Owasso, Deanna and Rusty Truelove of Oklahoma City, Robert Sisk of Yukon, Ricky and Christy Robertson of Lafayette, Ind., Shane and Kerry Robertson of Seminole, Travis and Londa Robertson of Shawnee, Brent and Corrie Roberts of Fort Worth, Texas and Becky Roberts of Noble; great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Zachary Truelove, Sophie and Spencer Roberts, Brock and Sienna Robertson, Jake Blalock, Tyler Bierd, Andrew, Gage and Addison Robertson and Brendle Roberts and three great-great grandchildren.

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

 

 

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Marie Robertson

Funeral services for Seminole resident Marie Robertson are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at First Assembly of God Church in Bowlegs.

Rev. Roy Robertson and Dr. Jack Medlock will officiate the funeral services and Re. Doyle Long will officiate the interment at Wolf Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Robertson, 83, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006 in Seminole. She was born May 31, 1922 in Robert Lee, Texas to Johnny Seaman Meek and Nancy Frances (Luellen) Meek.

Marie married Rev. Roy H. Robertson, Sr. on June 2, 1940 in Punkin Center, Okla. and has been a Seminole resident since 1966, having moved from Macomb.

She was a homemaker and pastor’s wife. For many years her husband pastured at Ferguson, Pickens, Alpinepass, Ark., Dustin, Macomb, Little and Jarvis.

Marie was a member of the Seminole Assembly of God Church. .

Her parents; husband (March 30, 1988); infant daughter (1940); son, David (1996); two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.

Surviving her are two sons, Rev. Roy Robertson Jr. and wife Delores of Bowlegs and Ronnie Robertson and wife Cindy of Seminole; two daughters, Colleen Medlock and husband Jack and Anne Martin, both of Seminole; daughter-in-law, Angela Robertson of Tahlequah; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

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Willie Mae Robertson

Graveside services for lifelong Maud resident Willie Mae Robertson are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Wolf Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Robertson, 91, died Monday, July 17, 2006 at Seminole Medical Center. She was born June 1, 1915 in Alabama to Melinda Julie (Smith) Robertson and Jessie Jarett Robertson.

She moved to the Maud area at the age of 10 and married John J. Robertson on Feb. 28, 1936 in Seminole.

Robertson was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Maud. She enjoyed playing the keyboard, piano and drums with local country musicians who performed "real" country music.

Her parents and three sons, Jimmy Ray Robertson (1945), Jack Robertson (1976) and Max Robertson (1998) preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, John J. Robertson of the home; daughter, Rose L. Reich of Maud; one sister, Faye Higgs of Odessa, Texas; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

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Frank Robinson

Funeral services for Holdenville resident Frank Wesley Robinson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Holdenville Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Rev. Jerry Orsburn and Rev. Rick Maldron are to officiate. Interment is to follow services at the Glory-Bilby Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Robinson, 66, died Sunday, March 12, 2006 in Holdenville. He was born on Feb. 25, 1940 in Causey, N.M. to James and Viola (Netzel) Robinson.

He grew up in New Mexico and after school he joined the United States Navy, where he was a seaman for six years. During this time he fought in the Korean War and then was honorably discharged.

Robinson moved to Horntown, Okla. following his service and married Donna Cross on Feb. 13, 1981.

The couple then moved to Spaulding where he worked as a self-employed house mover and house floor leveler. In his spare time he enjoyed coon hunting, and noodling at Little River and Bird Creek.

He liked gardening and has won numerous competitions with his prized coon dogs.

His parents and one daughter, Miranda preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; three daughters, Sherry Hunter and Frankie Vallincourt, both of Red Rock, Texas and Sally Epperson of Washington; two stepdaughters, April Tucker and Crystal Orsburn, both of Holdenville; four stepsons, Stanley Whitlock of Seminole, Dennis Whitlock of Bismark, Ark., Danny Whitlock of Holdenville and Jimmie Whitlock of Wewoka; 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In addition, he has three brothers, Kermit Robinson, Alan Robinson and Ronnie Robertson and two sisters, Rose Davis and Louis Gregory who survive him.

 

Dennis Lee Roesler

Funeral Services for Dennis Lee Roesler are scheduled for, 10:30 a.m., Friday at The First United Methodist Church in Seminole.

Rev. Gary Wilburn will be officiating the service. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Dennis Roesler, a long time leader of Seminole went to be with the Lord on, Monday, Jan. 30, 2006 at his home in Seminole.

He was born on March 16, 1934 in Wilcox, Neb. to Edwin H. and Helen Marie (Yeck) Roesler.

His father in 1996, his mother in 2004 and his brother, Larry Dean Roesler in 1994, precedes him in death.

Roesler’s family moved to Seminole in the 30’s and he attended Seminole schools graduating from Seminole High School in 1952.

He attended and graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He began his first position as an aeronautical design engineer with General Dynamics in Fort Worth, Texas immediately upon graduation.

Dennis married Leilani Annette Norman on June 8, 1964 at Connell Baptist Church in Ft. Worth, Texas. To that union was born one son, Steven Layne Roesler.

They moved to Georgia and California, as the demand for engineers in the large aeronautical plants was plentiful.

In 1971 the family moved to Seminole where Dennis built the Vend-A-Wash Car Wash and began his position as Director of Public Works for the City of Seminole.

He retired at the age of 54 from the city and spent his retirement enjoying his family, attending all the Oklahoma State University football and basketball games, fishing, and camping. He had special interest in investing and philanthropy.

Roesler was a member of the Kiwanis Club in the earlier years and had been a member of the Seminole Bass Club since 1975. He served in all the capacities of that club, ending his last term in 2005 as treasurer.

He enjoyed especially the Kiddies Tournament sponsored by the club each year when he had the pleasure of teaching his oldest granddaughter, Ashley to fish.

Dennis was a 2005 inductee in to the Seminole State College Hall of Fame and has facilities named in his honor at the college and at Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum.

In addition, he is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Seminole.

He is survived by his wife, Leilani, of the home; his son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Sue Roesler; two granddaughters, Ashley Nicole and Meghan Elizabeth Roesler all of McKinney, Texas; cousins Gordan Rowley of Wisconsin and Jan Reynolds of Norman.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society or to the donor’s local church.

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

 

 

 

 

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Betty Rogers

Funeral services for former Seminole resident and business owner, Betty J. Rogers were held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John V. Chennault, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiated.

Burial was held at Little Cemetery under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home, El Reno.

Rogers, 79, of El Reno, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006 in Park View Hospital. She was born on Aug. 24, 1926 in Stroud to Cecil and Mary C. (Holt) Hill.

She had lived in Stroud and Seminole before moving to Nashville, Tenn. in 1984. Betty moved to El Reno in 1991, where she had resided ever since.

Betty had worked as a waitress and was the former owner/operator of the Union Bus Station Café in Seminole. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Her parents; one sister, Lois Voegle; two brothers, Billy Hill and Raymond Hill and one son, Jimmy Lewis all preceded her in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Pamela Lee and husband Gary of Portland, Tenn.; brother, Jack Hill and wife Belva of Tulsa; two sisters-in-law, Mary Hill of El Reno and Mamie Hill of Seminole; two grandsons, Matthew and Marshall Thurman, both of Portland, Tenn.; numerous nieces and nephews and other friends and relatives and friends.

 

 

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Ilda Romans

A memorial service has been scheduled for former Wewoka resident Ilda "Jeannie" Yarbrough Romans for 2 p.m. Sunday at Tate Mt. Cemetery in Wewoka. Pastor Russell Ryker is to officiate.

Romans died at her Denison, Texas residence following a long fight with cancer.

Her father, Charlie (C.G.) Yarbrough and sisters, Louetta Northcott, Cleo Baxley and Linda Smith preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Richard Romans of Denison, Texas; one daughter, Kimberly Hull of Denison; three stepchildren, Richie Romans, Wesley Romans and Ashley Romans, all of Denison; seven grandchildren; her mother, Ruby Demings of Denison; sisters, Pat Brock of Denison, Bobbie Bobbitt of Durant, Okla. and Roberta McMenamy of Kemp, Okla. and brother, Monte Yarbrough of Denison.

Brinda Ross

Funeral services for Brinda Calhoun Ross are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Holdenville Pentecostal Holiness Church with interment in Holdenville Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Mercer-Adams Funeral Service, Bethany.

Ross, 63, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006. She was born Nov. 26, 1942 in Wetumka to Willard and Lola Jane (White) Calhoun.

She was a public school teacher and an ordained minister in the International Pentecostal Holiness Church.

She held a master’s in counseling and was a published author.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, David Ross of Bethany; three brothers, Charles, Randy and Byron Calhoun and five sisters, Betty Quisenberry, Ginger Calhoun, Regina Downing, Ava Aery and Noel Calhoun.

 

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Lori Gail Rubottom

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Lori Gail Rubottom will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka.

Rev. Michael Vallandingham will officiate and interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Lori Gail Rubottom passed from this life to begin a new life with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at the age of 26.

Lori was reared in Sasakwa by her loving parents, Donnie and Norma (Williams) Blankenship, along with her loving big brother David.

At a young age she touched the lives of young and old alike. Lori was known for her big beautiful smile, sparkling blue eyes, and her zest for life.

Lori attended Holdenville Public Schools, where she graduated in 1999.

Upon graduation she met and married the love of her life, Christopher Shawn Rubottom.

Her love of children began her career in childcare and led her to attend Seminole State College where she was a student at the time of her death.

She received her certificate for Child Development and was employed at Keiki Lani Daycare in Wewoka.

She also loved reading; camping, and taking long walks with her husband Chris.

Lori’s love of life touched many and she will remain forever young in our heart and minds. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Lori was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Wilburn Williams; paternal grandparents, Thomas Jr. and Georgia Blakenship and aunt, Linda Lance.

She is survived by her husband, Chris Rubottom of Wewoka; parents, Donnie and Norma Blankenship of Sasakwa; brother and sister-in-law, David and Kim Blankenship of Wewoka; aunts and uncles, Charlotte and Stewart Johnson of Ada, Jackie and Wayne Clifton of Sasakwa, Jackey and Debra Blankenship of Holdenville, Vicki Sweeden, and Mike Williams, both of Sasakwa; father and mother-in-law, Roy and Barbara Rubottom, Wewoka; brother and sisters-in-law, Brian and Toni Orsburn and Tracy Leniger, all of Holdenville; nieces and nephews, Amy Blankenship of Ada, Landon, Kaily, and Dakota Blankenship of Wewoka, Autumn Orsburn of Holdenville and Uriah and Lynsey Yahola, of Holdenville and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

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Claude Sachse

Graveside services with full military honors are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday for longtime Seminole resident Claude Henry Sachse at Little Cemetery with Rusty Dawson to officiate.

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

Sachse, 87, died Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born Dec. 5, 1918 in Shawnee to Bettie (Osborn) and Julius Sachse.

He graduated from Dale High School and joined "Civilian Conservation Corps" (C.C.C.).

Then he joined the Army Air Corps, later to be known as the United States Air Force, continuing to serve his country for 22 years, earning the rank of senior master sergeant, serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

On Nov. 19, 1945 he married Opal Gillit in San Angelo, Texas.

After his military service he owned and operated "Claude’s Auto Salvage" in Seminole until his retirement.

His parents; wife Opal (Nov. 20, 1988) and three brothers, Frank, Leonard and Herbert Sachse preceded him in death.

Surviving are twin sons, Ron and Don Sachse, both of Seminole; daughter, Joyce Barrett of Bastrop, Texas; one sister, Ruth Goodnight of Porterville, Calif.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

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Mary Ellen Sanders

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Mary Ellen sanders are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Cromwell and officiated by Rev. Carl Whitfield.

Interment is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Parks brothers Funeral Home, Okemah.

Sanders, 69, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006 in Shawnee. She was born Dec. 18, 1936 in Seminole County.

She worked for many years for the Lee and Russell Sewing Plant in Wewoka and also for the Perryman Sand and Gravel pit for approximately 12 years.

On Jan. 6, 1967 she married Lloyd Sanders. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and especially fishing.

Her parents and two brothers, Raymond Wayne and Joe Robinson preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of 39 years, Lloyd sanders of Cromwell; two sons, Damon Sanders of Weldona, Colo. and Terry Sanders of Cromwell; two daughters, Cecilia Ann Shannon of Okemah and Sherry Smith of Cromwell; two brothers, Bev Robinson of San Antonio, Texas and Dal Robinson of Cromwell; one sister, Nancy Dinwiddie of Seminole and 11 grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Randy Badgett, R.B. Badgett, Clarence Romine, Bill Witham, Bill Fox and Dale Sanders.

Honorary bearers will be Bill Moore, Floyd Sanders, Chub Sanders, Paul Borque, Richard Robinson, Ricky Kennedy, Gerald Glenn and Bill Stevens.

Nova Sanders

Graveside services for lifelong Cromwell resident Nova Marie Sanders are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Rev. Dennis Yeubanks is to officiate with arrangements under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Sanders, 63 died Friday, Jan. 27, 2006 at her residence in Cromwell. She was born March 4, 1941 in Okemah to Gipson "Shorty" Smith and Thelma (Douglas) Smith.

She married Alvie Sanders on Sept. 5, 1959 in Wewoka and was a homemaker of the Holiness faith.

Her parents, one son Alan Sanders (February 1963) and one sister, Mary Waybourn preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; two sons, Mark G. Sanders of Cromwell and Jason T. Sanders of Aurora, Colo.; one brother, Jimmy Don Smith of Cromwell; one sister, Leona Wilbanks of Eufaula and six grandchildren.

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

 

Rita Sanders

Funeral service for Seminole resident Rita Carol Sanders are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doyle Long and Rev. Forest Weast to officiate.

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

Sanders, 63, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006 in Seminole. She was born Aug. 31, 1942 in Cape Town, South Africa to Dirk William Christian Dixon and Maria Catherine (Williamson) Dixon.

She married David Carl Sanders on Sept. 3, 1983 in Muskogee and was a supervisor at Gossard Underwear Factory in South Africa for SA Gossard pty Ltd.

Sanders moved to Seminole 18 years ago from Ft. Gibson, Okla. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Seminole.

Five sisters and one brother preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, David Carl sanders of Seminole; two brothers, Colin Dixon and Edwin Dixon, both of South Africa and two sisters, Cassandra Pastor and Norma Smith, both of South Africa.

Casket bearers for the services will be Grant Martin, Zach Zedd, Richard Ortley, Gilbert Reese, Dennis Adams and Johnny Grandstaff.

Honorary bearers will be Sonny Miller, Brodrick "Ouma’s Boy" Martin and Jazmine Martin.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Ronald Lee Sanders

Longtime Seminole resident, Ronald Lee Sanders, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006 at the age of 57. He was born in Oklahoma City on March 28, 1948 to Nova Joyce(Waddle) and Walter Wayne Sanders.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Seminole with Rev. Lynn Borrego officiating.

Ron married Jeanette "Jan" (Oliva) Sanders on Dec. 27, 1972 in Midwest City.

He graduated from Midwest City High School in 1966 and Southwestern Oklahoma State University School of Pharmacy at Weatherford in 1977.

He served in the United States Navy and worked as a pharmacist at Seminole, Shawnee and Holdenville Wal-Mart for over 23 years. He was an avid photographer and loved to travel.

Ron is survived by his wife, Jan of the home; son, Jaesen Sanders who is enlisted in the U.S. Army and stationed at Ft. Sill, Okla.; his mother and father-in-law, Milo and Gloria Oliva of Shawnee; five brothers, Melvin Calhoun of Norman, Russell Morgan of San Francisco, Calif., Blair Morgan of Mustang, Craig Morgan of Moore, and Bryan Morgan of Oklahoma City; sister-in-law and her husband, John and Diana McCarthy of Midwest City; brother-in-law and wife, Bruce and Judy Oliva of Albuquerque, N.M. and a host of nieces nephews and dear friends.

Honorary Bearers will be; John McCarthy, John Seavey, Dan Smart, Bruce Oliva, Ed Bender, Don Cotterman, Dan Smart, Donald Pyeatt, and Doug Henry.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Mark’s Memorial Fund or the charity of your choice.


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Leathian Sanderson

Funeral services for Seminole native Leathian Sanderson are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Wannamaker Baptist Church in Dover, Okla.

Rev. Edmond Rollins is to officiate with burial at Memorial Park Cemetery in Enid.

Services are under the direction of Russworm Funeral Home, Enid.

Sanderson, 84, died Thursday, June 15, 2006 at Cimarron Nursing Center in Kingfisher. She was born on Aug. 27, 1921 in Seminole to Thomas Street and Isabelle Lottie.

She grew up and attended Wewoka Schools and she met and married Rev. Cecil Sanderson.

Sanderson was an active member of Wannamaker Baptist Church and of her community. She was a member of the Usher Board, treasurer of the Usher Board and a Missionary.

She worked for the Colonial Manor Nursing Center and retired from Carver Educational Center as a grandparent aide. Sanderson also loved to train horses in her spare time.

Her parents, husband and one son, Marshall Sanderson preceded her in death.

Surviving are four sons, Cecil (Candy) Sanderson of Woodward, LoRoy Sanderson and Henry (Kim) Sanderson, both of Aurora, Colo. and Ellis Sanderson of Denver, Colo.

Beverly Sarber

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident Beverly Jo Sarber are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Amanda Lockwood officiating.

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

Beverly Jo Sarber passed away on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006 in Tulsa following a short-term illness. She was born Sept. 21, 1930 in Shawnee and raised in Wewoka with her sister, Betty who preceded her in death.

Beverly married Guy Bart Kiker and raised two daughters, Alice and Karen and lived in Oklahoma City for a number of years before returning to live in Wewoka.

She married Warren Sarber in 1982 and was preceded in death by him.

Beverly cared for her mother, Ruby Willhoite until her death in 1996.

Through the years, Beverly worked part-time in a bank in Oklahoma City, part-time at Looney’s in Wewoka and was at one time a bookkeeper for the Siler Music Company.

She was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church.

In earlier years Beverly enjoyed visiting her daughter Karen in California, short trips to the horse races, and fishing with family and friends.

She always looked forward to her Wewoka High School reunions and visiting with old friends.

Beverly enjoyed her early morning visits with her good friends at the drug store, particularly Dale

Williams and Marge Coley, she truly appreciated the loving attention given to her by her niece Susan Siler.

Many joyful holidays and visits were spent at Alice’s home in Tulsa with her family.

Her dog and best companion, Ling will be lovingly cared for by her grand children, Angela and Tyler.

She was always grateful to Dr. Walker and the kindness he showed to Ling through the years.

Beverly is survived by her daughters, Alice Turnbow and Karen Kiker; her niece Susan Siler Smith and her grandchildren, Tyler and Angela Turnbow. We will miss her.

 

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Doyle Satterlee

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident Doyle Dean Satterlee are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Lawns Cemetery in Eldorado, Kan.

Service is under the direction of Moore’s Southlawn Chapel in Tulsa, and family visitation has been set for 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel.

Satterlee, 74, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006. He was born March 26, 1931 in Seminole County to Maro Wales and Madolin (Atteberry) Satterlee.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and earned a Purple Heart. Later, Satterlee worked as a mechanic and retired as warehouse supervisor for the Civil Service.

Surviving are four children, Rick, Carrol and Shirley, all of Los Angeles, Calif. and Ron of Corpus Christi, Texas and sister, Darline Hyden of Tulsa.

Messages of remembrance may be sent to the family at www.moorefuneral.com.

Jewell Saylor

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident Jewell M. Saylor are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Saylor passed away Friday, March 3, 2006 at The Golden Rule Nursing Home in Shawnee, Okla. at the age 83. She was born on Aug. 27, 1922 in Alabama to W.C. "Cleve" and Ramey (Trim) Black.

Jewell married Elvis Harold Saylor on Nov. 17, 1940 in Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 2002.

She was a housemother at St. Gregory's College for many years.

Her son, Harold Saylor Jr. of Shawnee; one sister, Kathryn Jones of Noble and two grandsons, Sean and Shane Saylor of San Francisco, Calif, survive her.

Her parents, husband and four brothers precede her in death.

 

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Debra Scallorn

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Debra Rae (Bowles) Scallorn are schedule for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Steve Cline officiating.

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

Debra Rae (Bowles) Scallorn passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006 at the age of 50. She was currently residing in McLoud, Okla. She was born on July 17, 1956 to Raymond and Helen (Belveal) Bowles in Seminole.

She worked for Linc Cowen Construction Company in Shawnee and was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Seminole. She was also a member of the International Boar Goat Association for several years.

She enjoyed farming on her farm she named "Thornberry Hill Farms" in McLoud where she raised chickens and goats. She also loved quilting and sewing.

Her parents, Raymond and Helen Bowles, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, John Scallorn of McLoud and three sisters, Mary Johnson of Shawnee, Nancy Rutherford of Seminole and Beth Bowles of Eufaula, Oklahoma.

Nieces, Jodi Bowles, Fawn Rutherford, Callie Shepherd, Kayitlynn Brumett, and a host of other family and friends also survive her.

Pallbearers will be; Jerod Marshall, Jimmy Nelson, Mike Lindsey, Quinton Ostien, Eddie Nelson and Jeff Cherry.



 

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Amos Oscar Schonfield

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident Amos Oscar Schonfield are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Rev. John Ewers is set to officiate, with arrangements under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Schonfield died March 6, 2006, in Shawnee, at the age of 84.

He was born March 9, 1921, in Bristow, to Harry and Alta (Noel) Schonfield.

Schonfield attended Bristow schools and worked as an oilfield mechanic for Atlantic Oil Company.

He was a member of the Moose Lodge in California and attended the Senior Citizens Center in Wewoka.

He married Pat Grimes on June 15, 1969, in Ada.

Schonfield was preceded in death by his parents, and one grandchild.

He is survived by his wife Pat, of the Shawnee home; one brother, Homer Schonfield, Bristow; two sons, Terry Blackwell of Seminole and Phillip Williams Jr. of Shawnee; four daughters, Sherry Koskela of Seminole, Debra Wurtz of Wewoka, Kay Deerwester of Wewoka, and Marilyn Starkey of Shawnee; four children from a previous marriage; 24 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Those listed as pallbearers for Schonfield are Bobby Silva, Terry Blackwell Jr., Rick Wurtz, T.J. Ratliff, Randy Ratliff, and Phillips Williams III.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Blackwell, Tom Coddington II, Phillip Featherston, Trevor Blackwell, Austin Starkey, and River Ward.

Theodore Schulze

Funeral services for former Seminole businessman Theodore William "Ted" Schulze are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Lynn Borrego is to officiate with interment to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Ted passed away Friday, May 19, 2006 at the age of 55. He was born Dec. 14, 1950 in Cushing to James Edward and Elsa Lavon (Meyers) Schulze.

He worked for over 15 years for Elsworth Motor Freight as a troubleshooter and terminal manager in Oklahoma and Texas. Ted had worked through the company’s transition to Tri-max.

Currently he worked for Oklahoma Reload. He has also owned his own acidizing company called Keystone Acidizing Co. in Manford, Okla.

While in Seminole he managed the movie theater and the Skyway drive-in, he was also active in Boy Scouts and a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

His father, Jim Schulze preceded him in death.

He is survived by his mother, Lavon Schulze of Seminole; former wife, Pam Thompson of Tecumseh; son, Steve Schulze of Goldsby, Okla.; daughter, Melissa Schulze of Tecumseh; brother, Cliff Schulze of Oklahoma City and three grandchildren, Selah Donaldson, Bethany Donaldson and Colton Baldwin.

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

 

 

 

 

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J. Wendell Scott

A memorial service for longtime Seminole resident, J. Wendell Scott, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Terry Newell, Pascal Bevans and Randy Beauford officiating.

‘The Cowboy Rides Away", Scott passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 at the age of 86. He was born on July 4, 1920 in Rattan, Okla. to Carl William and Ida Mae (Brinlee) Scott.

He married Aly`ce M. Elisabeth (Green) Scott on June 22, 1961 in Shawnee and was a longtime Seminole area rancher and ran a dairy farm for many years.

He owned and operated Seminole Packing Company with his brother until 1963. Scott was a former president for the Seminole Roundup Club, Strother School Board member for 12 years, a 32-degree mason, and a lifelong member of the Seminole Masonic Lodge where he received his 50-year pin.

He served during World War II in the United States Army where he was a Tech-5 in the 879th Ordnance Company.

While there, he received the Good Conduct medal, Victory ribbon, American Theater ribbon, APT ribbon and the Meritorious Unit award.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 45 years, Aly`ce of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Laura Susan (Scott) and Kevin Kincade of Seminole; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Penny Veitenheimer of Cromwell; daughter, Sheri S. Criswell of Oklahoma City; sister and brother-in-law, Lueetta (Scott) and Amel Darr of Seminole.

Seven grandchildren, Kendell Kincade, Khanaa Kincade, Khara Elisabeth Suzanne Criswell, Glendon Gouker, Kyle Gouker, Bobbi Vincent and Billi Wright and six great grandchildren survive him.

Also surviving are a host of nephews, nieces, including a very special niece, Theresa Patterson of Shawnee, many other family members and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother J.C. Scott.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations may be made in memory of J. Wendell Scott to the Strother School Scholarship Fund, 36085 EW 1140, Seminole, OK 74868.

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

 

 

 

 

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Reba Scott

A memorial service for former Wewoka resident Reba Jo Tipton Scott is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Scott died at the age of 93. She was born Feb. 26, 1913. She was a homemaker.

Her first husband and father of her children, R.B. Tipton; he second husband, W.L. Scott; son, Larry V. Tipton and three granddaughters preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Donna Strickland and Nelda Kibby; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family has suggested that memorials may be sent to Regional Care Hospice, 1710 E. 32nd, Suite E-1, Joplin, MO 64804.

 

 

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Wanda Self

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Wanda Joyce Self are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at New Life Church, Wewoka with Bro. James Shaffer officiating.

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

Self, 77, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2006 in Shawnee. She was born June 26, 1929 to Leo and Captallo (Dryden) Vigus.

She married Garland Self on March 16, 1951 in Wewoka.

Her parents, brother Raymond and sister Velta preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Garland "Chick" Self of Wewoka; son, Leo James Self of Wewoka; four sisters, Mildred Lunstrum of Hutchinson, Kan., Meldiese Vigus, Reba Vigus and Lanell Vigus, all of Bakersfield, Calif.; three brothers, Dorain Vigus of Redding, Calif., Craig Vigus of Bakersfield, Calif. and Eddie Vigus of Victoria, Texas; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

 

 

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Brandi Evans Sester

There will be a celebration of the life of Brandi Evans Sester at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bagglery Funeral Home in Edmond.

Burial services will follow at the Memorial Road Cemetery.

Brandi passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2006 after a valiant fight with cancer, surrounded be her loving family and husband in Maryland.

She was born in Englewood, Colo. on Sept. 17, 1980 to Dennis and Julie Evans. She moved with her family to Edmond in 1990.

Brandi graduated from Edmond Memorial High School in 1998 and has worked at the Neonatal ICU at Integris Baptist hospital since 2001.

She was the happiest when she was among family and friends and participated in more things in her short life than many do in a lifetime.

Her school years were filled with rehearsals for school and church plays, preparing for band performances and trips, participating in track and field and playing softball.

Never did she allow for a dull moment!

She set her goals on being a nurse and attended UCO in Edmond in pursuit of that dream.

On Sept. 15, 2000 she was diagnosed with fibro lamellar hepatocellular carcinoma, a rare liver cancer, and her battle for life began.

She received the gift of life through a liver transplant at Integris Baptist Medical Center on Oct. 25, 2000.

On July 14, 2001, Brandi married her sweetheart of two years, Shawn Sester, and they began their life together.

Brandi embraced life and she was a huge Disney fan. She and Shawn visited both Disney Land and Disney World.

In 2004 she toured Europe and in 2005, she and Shawn went on a Mexican cruise. Together the couple often traveled when they could to see family and friends in Texas, Colorado, California and Maryland.

Always on the go between chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and six major surgeries, she encouraged so many with the strength and faith she displayed during her fight.

If you knew Brandi, she has touched your life and heart forever.

Brandi is survived by her husband, Shawn Sester of Oklahoma City; mother and stepfather, Julie Evans and Preston Gillmore of Rockville, Md.; father, Dennis Evans of Edmond; step-mom and dad, Stacey and Garyle Harlin of Edmond; mother-in-law, Sher Sester of Oklahoma City; grandmother, Patsy Parsons of Seminole; great-grandmother, Marjorie Galpin of Seminole; grandmother and grandfather, Birdie and Raymond Parsons of Sterling, Colo.; sister, Jessi Evans and brother, Drew Evans, both of Rockville, Md.; Matt Harlin, Brett Harlin and Sara Harlin of Edmond and John Gillmore of Edmond; and a host of other family and friends all across the country.

In Brandi’s memory, the family would appreciate donations be sent to the Nazih Zuhdi Transplantation Institute in lieu of flowers. This will help to advance the knowledge of and to promote research for organ transplantation.

The address for the donation is Integris Baptist Medical Center Foundation, Nazih Zuhdi Transplantation Institute, 3030 Northwest Expressway, Suite 1600, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.

 

 

 

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Allen Sharp

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Allen Ray Sharp were held today at 2 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa.

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

Sharp died Friday, Oct. 20, 2006 at his residence at the age of 85.  He was born on Oct. 6, 1921 in southern Pottawatomie County, to Selz Hobert "Buster" & Tina Lena (Curry) Sharp. 

He enlisted in the United States Navy and served during World War II. He married Luella Marie (Hutton) on Nov. 15, 1941 in Shawnee. 

They were to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Nov. 15, 2006. 

Sharp was a farmer all of his life and he served on the board of directors for the ASCS (Soil Conservation), Farm Bureau Board of Directors and former State Secretary of the Future Farmers of America.

He was a 32nd Degree Mason and was a member of the Konawa Masonic Lodge # 322.  He was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Konawa.

His parents; one son, Kay Anthony Sharp; one grandson, Floyd Ray Sharp and two great-grandchildren, Kyleigh Marie Lowry and Jacob Garrett Lowry, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Luella Sharp of the home; four sons, Bob Sharp of Harrah, Max Sharp of Konawa, Jim Sharp of Asher and Bill Sharp of Oklahoma City; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Chris Sharp, Darin Sharp, Gary Sharp, Michael S. Sharp, Michael A. Sharp and Heath Lowry. 

Honorary bearers will be Gene Dennie, Edd Bottoms, Bob Lester, Eddie Wayne Bottoms, Lillard Berry, Randy Dennie and James Earl Tooley. 

Messages of condolence for the family may be sent to www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

Earl Lee Sharp

Funeral services for Holdenville resident Earl Lee Sharp are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with Rev. Jason Yarbrough and Rev. Steve Murray officiating.

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

Sharp, 81 died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2006 in Oklahoma City. He was born on May 21, 1924 in Shidler, Okla. to John and Blanche (Morris) Sharp.

He moved to Holdenville from Midland, Texas 10 years ago and married Betty Sharp on Feb. 23, 1996 in Mineola, Texas.

Sharp worked in oilfield equipment sales for many years and had served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and the Masonic Lodge.

His parents, one daughter Patti King and his first wife, Vivian Sharp, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Betty Sharp of the home; two granddaughters; two stepdaughters, Jan Sipe of Tulsa and Carol Ozzello of Pueblo, Colo. and one stepson, Larry Adams of Yukon.

The family suggests that donations should be made to the charity of choice.

Joseph Sharp

Funeral services for Wewoka native Joseph William Sharp are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel in Edmond.

Interment is to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home.

Sharp, 69, of Edmond died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006. He was born in Wewoka on Jan. 27, 1937 to Dewey Carl and Maudie Mae Sharp.

He was self employed as a diesel mechanic and did contract work with Unit Drilling.

Sharp attended the North Fork Baptist Church.

His parents and brothers, Daniel Raymond Sharp and Michael Sharp and an infant preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Betty Ann Sharp, of the home; daughter, LaVina Jane Wigington; son, Timothy Lowell Sharp; siblings, Bonita, Juanita, George, Kenneth, Carl, Geneva and Leveta; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family has suggested that donations be made to the Northfork Baptist Church Mission Dept. in Eufaula.

Annie Vee Shaw

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident Annie Vee "Anna" Shaw are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Konawa.

Rev. Pam Shirk is to officiate with interment to be at Vista Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Shaw, 86, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at Ballard Nursing Center, Ada. She was born Sept. 10, 1919 in Derick, Ark. to Andrew Hale and Myrtle (Jackson) Hale.

On May 30, 1936 she married Ellis H. Shaw in Konawa and was a beautician for over 40 years.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Konawa.

Her parents, one daughter, Annie Taylor, four brothers and six sisters preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; three daughters, Loretta Branscum of Duncan, Paula Gallagher of Konawa and Kay West of Seminole; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Serving as casket bearers will be Randy Taylor, Jamie Branscum, Mark Shaw, Bill Frankovich, Shawn Spencer and Brandon Gallagher.

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

 

 

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Sadie Shaw

Graveside services for Seminole County resident Sadie Shaw are scheduled for Thursday at Wanette Cemetery in Wanette, Okla. with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Shaw, a longtime Shawnee resident, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006 at the age of 96 at her Earlsboro home. She was born March 26, 1910 in Ravia, Okla. to Claude and Ora (Thomlinson) Renfro.

She moved to Seminole County in 2001 and was a licensed daycare owner for many years in Shawnee.

Her husband, Thomas Shaw (1974) and one son, Carl J. Renfro (2001) preceded her in death.

Surviving are two grandsons, James Renfro of Earlsboro and Carl D. Renfro of Paris, Texas and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the service will be James Renfro, Carl Renfro, Tim Hale, Sinis Hale, Tommy Hale and Danny Cramer.

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

 

 

 

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Sharon Shaw

 

 

 Private family funeral services are planned for longtime Seminole resident Sharon Sandra Shaw under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Shawnee.

Shaw  died in Wewoka on Saturday, March 18, 2006, at the age of 69 years.

She was the daughter of Melvin Sarrat and Pearl (Carmel) Sarrat, born on May 7, 1936, in Shawnee.

She was brought up in the Seminole area and attended Seminole High School.

 She was married to Shirley Augusta Shaw at Seminole, on Nov. 23, 1952.

With the exception of a few years in Texas, they lived all their lives in Seminole.

Three months short of 49 years together, Shaw’s husband died on Feb. 22, 2001.

 Shaw was an artist and loved to paint and draw; she loved to play the piano and very much enjoyed crocheting and fishing.

 She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two grandchildren, Valerie Clark in 1980 and Brandon Campbell in 2002.

 She is survived by two daughters, JoLynn Clark, Holdenville, and Carrie Streode, Kingston; five grandchildren and nine grandchildren.

 

Jayce Ray Sheffield

Funeral service for Wewoka Elementary student Jayce Ray Sheffield are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka, with interment at Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Jayce Ray Sheffield left this world to be with his Lord and Savior on April 5, 2006, two days after his 12th birthday. He was born April 3, 1994 to Tony and Paige (Patterson) Sheffield.

Jayce attended Wewoka Public Schools and was currently in the sixth grade at the Wewoka Middle School.

He loved sports of all kinds and had participated in Little League football and the school basketball team for several years. He had played baseball since the age of five and served as batboy for the All-Star team last summer and water boy for the high school football team this past fall.

Jayce loved to follow the Wewoka High School basketball team and watch them play. He played the drums in the school band for the last two years.

Jayce also had been riding steers on Sunday afternoon trying to perfect the sport of rodeo.

He was a member of Cub Scout Pack #426 for five years, crossing over last May into the Boy Scout Troop #426.

Jayce accepted Jesus Christ into his heart on May 23, 2004 at the age of 10 in the First Baptist Church of Wewoka and was baptized there one week later, on May 30.

He truly loved the Lord as he prayed so many prayers each day and read in his Cowboy Bible each night. He loved God and his country and prayed for the soldiers at war.

Jayce is survived by his parents and sister, Tara, of the home; his brother and sister-in-law, Joshua and Wendi Sheffield of Moore; grandparents, Ray and Delores Sheffield and Bob and Jackie Patterson of Wewoka and great-grandmother Lucille Dillon of Ada.

In addition, his uncles and aunts Jim and Darlene Allison, Trent and Danielle Patterson, all of Wewoka, Sharon Patterson of Madill, Pat Ware of Tulsa, Mike and Lisa Patterson of Durant, Tracy Patterson of Norman, Ben and Jeanie Butts of Oklahoma City, Tony and Lynne Beeson of Tulsa, and Manny and Anne Sanchez of Yukon; cousins Preston and Jordan Patterson, of Norman, Trenton, Triston and Treyton Patterson of Wewoka, Makenzie Patterson, Sarah Beeson, Anne Take of Norman, Abbey Take of Tulsa, Zachary and Grace Sanchez of Yukon, Alex and Zoe Butts of Oklahoma City, Ronnie and Misty, and MacKenzie Allison of Seminole, Bradley Stockstill of Mounds and Sarah and Matt Goodwin of Boston, survive him.

Jayce’s grandmother Diane Dillon Patterson preceded him in death as well as half-brother, Jerid Ray Sheffield.

Pallbearers are to be Darrel Brown, Shane Hodgins, Rip Garcia, Berto Massey, Tony Knox, Steve Boots, Heath O’Daniel, and Reggie Wright.

Honorary pallbearers include Jayce’s Seminole Yankee baseball teammates: Connor Boots, Blade Knox, Stefan Wright, Tyler O’Daniel, Cache Graham, McKinley Jones, Mathews Palmer, Garrett Clark, and Michael Osborn and the members of the 6th grade basketball team: Jalen Johnson, Blade Knox, Trent Miller, Prentiss Perry, Jeremy Reynolds, Devin Williams, Tyler Wills, and Coach Stephanie White.

 

 

 

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Dale Shelton

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Dale Austin Shelton are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Bill Chesser officiating.

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

Shelton, 50, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2006 in Holdenville. He was born Sept. 10, 1956 in Oklahoma City to Bobby Lee and Theo Christene (Hawkins) Shelton.

He has lived in various parts of Oklahoma, including Tulsa, Seminole, Oklahoma City and then Holdenville for the past eight years.

Shelton has worked as a welder and a heavy equipment operator. He was also a stained glass craftsman.

His mother preceded him in death.

Surviving is his father and stepmother, Bobby Lee and Elizabeth Shelton of Seminole; brother, Larry Shelton of Seminole and sister, Courtney Lee Wyrick of Seminole.

 

 

 

 

Sylvia Shelton

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Sylvia (Hulsey) Shelton are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Vanlandingham officiating.

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

Shelton, 82, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006 in Holdenville. She was born Dec. 12, 1023 in Beggs to Arthur Hulsey and Rosie Della (Stout) Smith.

She was a nurse’s aide at Holdenville Hospital for a number of years. Shelton was a member of Wewoka First Baptist Church and the Eastern Star.

Her parents’ husband, David B. Shelton; brothers, Lee Hulsey and Gilbert Hulsey and sister, Mary Green preceded her in death.

Surviving is her daughter, Betty Shelton of Midwest City; sons, Wayne Cutting of Midwest City; Charles Cutting of Shawnee and David Shelton of Seminole; brother, Earnest Masters and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be David Shelton, Charles Cutting and Wayne Cutting.

 

 

 

 

 

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Martha Sherwood

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Martha Kay "Gussy" Sherwood are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Seminole.

Rev. Joseph Factor is to officiate with interment to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

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

Sherwood, 50, died Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at Carl Albert Hospital in Ada. She was born Aug. 31, 1955 in Seminole to Albert and Bertha (Douglas) Sherwood.

She was a certified nurse’s aide who had graduated from Tecumseh High School.

Her parents and two sisters, Shirley Cully and Ruby Biaze preceded her in death.

Surviving are two brothers, Ed Sherwood of Shawnee and Dwayne Culley of Harrah.

Pallbearers for the services will be John Coker, Dustin Sherwood, P. J. Houck, Edward Sherwood, Esteban Perez, and Phillip Cully. Honorary bearers will be Nathan Loper and Ed Sherwood.

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

 

 

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Brailee Shook

Funeral services for Brailee Brianne Shook, the granddaughter of Seminole Schools Payroll Clerk Joy York, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Sayre First Baptist Church.

Andy Taylor, assisted by Larry Young and Gary Baird, is to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Lone Oak Cemetery under the direction of Rose Chapel Funeral Service, Sayre.

Shook died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006 in Elk City at the age of one and one-half years old. She was born Dec. 9, 2004 in Oklahoma City to Shanna Joy and James L. Shook.

She was an active little girl who liked to play with her cats, baby dolls and her big brother. She enjoyed rides with her daddy in his jeep and four-wheeler, as well as rocking with her mother.

Her great-grandparents, A.L. Shook, Norman Todd, Buck and Dorothy York and Everett and Creda Miller preceded her in death.

Survivors include her parents, James and Shanna Shook; brother, Brody Shook and grandparents, Joy York of Shawnee, Vick and Barbara Miller of Sayre, Richard Shook Sr. of Elk City, Robby and Kathleen Westenhaver, Gertrude Todd and Eva Shook, all of Beaver.

Elwood Short

A memorial service for is scheduled for Wewoka resident Elwood Lanier Short are scheduled for Monday at 4 p.m. at "Elwood’s Bar and Grill" east of Seminole on SH 9.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Short, 75, died May 11, 2006 at his home in Wewoka. He was born Nov. 8, 1930 in Roff, Okla. to parents, Owen Elwood Short and Winnie Florine (Whitaker) Short.

He served in the United States Army as a Sergeant. He was of the Baptist faith and had lived in Seminole County most of his life working as a driller and as a toolpusher in the oilfield until he retired in 2005.

Short then established "Elwood’s Bar and Grill" east of Seminole on SH 9 where he operated and bartended until his death.

His father; the mother of his children, Joyce Ellen Coats (also known as Karen Smith) on Dec. 10, 2005; ex-wife, Carol Short who died in 1989; two sons, Jummie Bert Short in 1962 and Allen Short in 1974; one daughter, Glenda Lamb in 1988; and two brothers, H.D. Short in 1996 and R.V. Short in 1960 preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sons, Owen G. Short of Wewoka and Larry E. Short of Earlsboro; three daughters, Carolyn Haffey of Shawnee, Lacricia J. McAfee of McAlester and Gayla Harjo of Venita; two brothers, Con Short of Wewoka and Charles Short of Anson, Texas; three sisters, Coleen Shockey of Velma Ray, Texas, Ima Jean Nelson of Konawa and Lavonna B. of Benton, Texas; nine grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren with three on the way.

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



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Willene Shultz

Graveside services for Seminole resident Willene Yvonne Shultz were held yesterday at 2 p.m. at Little Cemetery with Bro. Andy Quinton officiating.

Services were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Shultz, 73, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 at Seminole Estates Care Center in Seminole. She was born Nov. 27, 1933 in Perry, Okla. to Willie O. Pricer and Lydia (Tolsdorf) Pricer.

She graduated from Perry High School and continued her education at a business college.

On Jan. 19, 1955 she married Ray Shultz in Pawnee and was retired from Joe Mills Well Service in Seminole in the 1980’s and has been a homemaker since.

She was a member of the Bowlegs First Baptist Church.

Her parents and one granddaughter preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; three sons, Rob Shultz of Wewoka, Doug Shultz of Oklahoma City and Brad Shultz of Prague; one daughter, Raylene Shultz of Wewoka; one brother, Pat Pricer of Pittsburgh, Texas; one sister, JoAnn Edwards of Perry and two granddaughters.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Coy Wynn Sims

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Coy Wynn Sims are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Church of Christ at Little.

Don Ramsey will officiate. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Sims died Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, at his home in the Little community, north of Seminole.

He was born July 23, 1946, in Seminole to Charles Merle and Dorsa Lee (Rose) Sims.

He graduated from Varnum High School and attended Seminole State College for two years.

He married Lynda Kaye Smith on June 1, 1968, at Little.

Sims spent most of his working career as a roustabout in the Seminole oilfields.

He was also a route salesman for Rainbow Bread for 10 years. He was retired at the time of his death.

He was a Baptist by faith.

Survivors include his wife, Lynda Kaye Sims, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Kristin and Michael Haskins, Earlsboro; five brothers, Charles, Leland, Roy and Starr Sims, all of Seminole, and Harold Sims of Magnolia, Texas; two grandchildren, Blake and Harper Haskins of Earlsboro.

Sims was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will include Buster Pace, Jeff Davis, Steve, Randy and Roy Wynn Sims and Bryan Keisman.

 

Betty Sipes

Funeral services for Wewoka resident, Betty Carol Sipes, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wewoka First Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Azlin officiating.

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

Betty, age 52, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006 in the Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born Oct. 1, 1954 in Seminole to Hermine and Faye Smith.

She attended Wewoka Schools and was currently employed at the Oakridge Nursing Home.

Her parents; daughter, Lisa Sipes; grandson, Dylan Sipes; brothers, Hermine Smith Jr. and Dors Eugene; sister, Doris Ann and many nieces and nephews preceded her in death.

Surviving are her children, Justin Sipes and wife Deidre of Wewoka and Douglas (Teddy) Sipes Jr. and wife Yvette of Shawnee; grandchildren, Kimberly, Tyler, Andrew, Blake, Marrisa, Ashley, Montana and Taryn; sisters Sue Dingle and husband Ron, Angie Smith, pat Whelan and husband Randy, Vicki Davis and husband Jim, Kay Smart and husband Darrell and Shonna Porter and husband George and brothers, Dwight Smith and wife Kathy and Grant Smith and wife Nancy.

Pallbearers for the services will be Darrell Smart, Randy Whelan, Jim Davis, Michael Davis, Scotty Davis and Derrick Smith.

 

 

 

 

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Donny Lee Sipes

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Donny Lee Sipes are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Wewoka with Rev. John Lively officiating.

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

Donny Lee Sipes died Monday, Aug. 21, 2006 at the age of 29 years. He was born Dec. 23, 1976 on his grandmother Fredia’s birthday, to Billy Don and Cindy Lou (Atwell) Sipes.

Donny graduated from Wewoka High School with the class of 1995. He was active in baseball and football. Donny joined the Marines in 1996 and received an honorable discharge in 1998 after breaking his ankle.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He was employed by New Lima Construction for the past nine years. Donny enjoyed his friends and family, riding 4 wheelers and playing play station.

Survivors include his mother, Cindy Sipes of Wewoka; father, Billy Don Sipes of Wagoner; sisters, Mandi Ray and husband Troy Childers of Seminole, Susan Lunsford of Wewoka; grandparents, William O. and Fredia Atwell of Wewoka; grandmother, Loeva Sipes of Wagoner; aunt and uncle, Mitch and Darlene Potter of Wewoka, Carolyn and Warren Ramsey of Wagoner, Debbie and Ronnie Sipes of Tecumseh; cousins, Ronnie Sipes, Dina Sipes and Robin Sipes all of Tecumseh, Tiffany Nunley of Plano, Texas, Nicole Sipes of Shawnee, Scott and Tori Aldridge of Wewoka, Matt Aldridge of Cromwell, Shelly Robertson of Missouri, Chris Whitlock of Tulsa, Justin Sipes of Wewoka and niece and nephew, Morgan and Hunter Lunsford of Wewoka.

Donny is preceded in death by his good friend Lance Whitlock and his aunt, Raellen Aldridge; uncle, Bobbie Sipes; grandfather, Billy R. Sipes and one cousin, Eugene Sipes.

Pallbearers will be Boomer Sawyer, Gary Burgess, Josh Lunsford, Craig Crowson, Ryan Sosbee and Mike Venable.

Serving as honorary bearers will be James Lunsford, Brian Whitlock, Jarrod Waite, Troy Childers, Scott Aldridge, Ronnie Sipes, Will Potter, Billy Don Sneed, Philip Whitlock and Ryan Crowson.

 

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Juanita Smart

A memorial service for former Wewoka resident Juanita Lorene Smart is set for 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 7, 2006, at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka.

Burial is set to follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Smart died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, at a hospital in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 85.

She was born Jan. 2, 1921 in Quasada, Okla., to James Monroe Treat and Dona Ethel (Baker) Treat.

She married Houston Smart on Aug. 27, 1938, in Okemah. Juanita and Houston Smart lived in Wewoka for over 20 years.

For the last two years, she lived with her daughter Judith Gutierrez in San Antonio.

Smart was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, son Houston Smart Jr., and daughter Rose Walden.

She is survived by her five children: Tammy Belshe of Dallas, Texas, Judith Gutierrez of San Antonio, Debbie McPeak, of Lodi, Calif., Darrell Smart, of Paradise, Texas, and Kenneth Smart of Bethany; 22 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Jerry Smith Sr.

Funeral services for Wewoka area resident Jerry Allen Smith Sr. are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Baggerley Funeral Home Chapel, 930 S. Broadway, Edmond. Burial will take place at his ranch near Wewoka.

Smith, 64, died of pancreatic cancer Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006. He was born Dec. 31, 1941 in Kingfisher to Chet and LaFon Smith.

He attended Nichols Hills grade school and graduated from Harding High School in 1960. In August of 1961 he married Diana Avey and they celebrated 44 years together.

Smith began working in the motion picture industry in 1961 with Warner Bros. And throughout his overall career he worked for Paramount, Columbia, MGM and 20th Century Fox.

He and his family have lived in St. Louis, Denver, Atlanta, Dallas, San Francisco and Los Angeles. At one time he was the Sr. Vice President for 20th Century Fox, before retiring in 2000.

Along with his sister and brother he spent time at their "ranch" near Wewoka.

Surviving is daughter, Stacey Murphy of Allen, Texas; son Jerry Jr. of Flowery Branch, Ga.; five grandchildren; sister, Judy Lakin of Sasakwa; and brother, Michael Lunn.

Benny Smith

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident Benny Lee Smith are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Smith, 60, of Earlsboro, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 at Shawnee Unity North Hospital. He was born June 19, 1945 in Tahlequah to Hugh Franklin Smith and Willie Mae (Johnson) White.

He married Linda C. Smith and was a retired heavy equipment operator and diesel mechanic for APTUS Company (a division of Westinghouse) until becoming disabled in 1998.

Smith served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era and he attended the Baptist church.

Surviving is his wife of the home; two sons, Steven Smith of Earlsboro and Danny Yarbrough; three brothers, Jimmy Spencer of Midwest City, Alfred Spencer and John Smith, Both of Shawnee and one grandchild.

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

 

 

 

 

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Gary Allen Smith

A memorial service for Seminole native Gary Allen Smith is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 127 NW 7th Street, Oklahoma City.

Gary unexpectedly left this world on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 in Moore. He was born on Sept. 10, 1951 to Thurman and Betty Smith in Seminole.

Gary graduated from Seminole High School where his success in athletics afforded him an athletic scholarship to Seminole Jr. College.

After a brief military service, Gary continued a Civil Service career at Tinker Air Force Base for the remaining 33 years of his life.

Gary’s greatest love was spending time with his family. He also enjoyed golfing, woodworking, cooking and entertaining with friends.

Gary was a loving husband, father and friend to all who knew him. His presence will be missed by all whose lives he touched.

His mother, Betty and brother, Tommy preceded him in death.

Surviving is his father, Thurman; his wife, Kathy; sons, Travis and wife Wendy of Oklahoma City, Patrick Jilge and wife Amanda of Midwest City and Trent Jilge and wife Melissa of Choctaw and granddaughter Makayla.

The family request in lieu of flowers, a donation to be made to the American Diabetes Association, 3000 United Founders Blvd. Ste.110, Oklahoma City, OK 73112 or The American Heart Association, PO Box 1653 Topeka, KS 66601.

 

 

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Jackie Smith

A memorial service for Seminole resident Jackie Ray Smith will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. C.L. Thomas officiating.

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

Jackie Ray Smith passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006 at the age of 59 in Seminole. He was born on Sept. 30, 1947 in Holdenville to Farris Earl and Alice Mae (Craft) Smith.

He married Judy Ann Smith on Dec. 19, 1970 in Seminole and he retired from Lone Star Transportation where he was a truck driver for many years.

His maternal and paternal grandparents precede him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; parents, Farris and Alice Smith of Spiro, Okla.; son, Justin Smith of Seminole; daughters and son-in-law, Crystal Smith of Seminole and Cassie (Smith) Cheatwood and husband Stephen of Seminole, brothers and sisters-in-law, Jay Lee and Carol Smith of Spaulding, Okla. and Jim and Delores Smith of Harrah; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jo Ann "Aunt Peanuts" and Johnny Crow of Atwood and Joy "Aunt Sis" and Rev. C.L. Thomas of Spiro; five grandchildren, Adrian Smith, Eric Smith, Shane Moore, Cynthia Cheatwood and Ike Cheatwood and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

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

 

 

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Jackie Ann Smith

A cremation service will be announced at a later date by the family of Seminole resident Jacqueline Ann "Jackie" (Gill) Smith.

Cremation services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Smith, 53, died Sunday, July 23, 2006 in Seminole. She was born June 27, 1953 in St. Johns, Newfoundland to Jack Gill and Florence (Oke) Williamson.

She had worked for 23 years in the payroll department at Rose State College in Midwest City. Smith moved to the Seminole area about a year ago from Macomb.

Surviving is her husband, Wayne Smith of the home; her father, Jack Gill of Seminole; mother, Florence Williamson of Guilford, Conn.; one son, Jesse Babb of Norman; one stepdaughter, Malinda Porter of Shawnee; one stepson, Dyan Whitt of Florida; one brother, Jay Williamson of Hartford, Conn.; one sister, Heather Ralston of Hartford, Conn. and four grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

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James Mark Smith

Funeral services for Cromwell resident James "Jim" Mark Smith are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Butner High School gymnasium with Rev. Carl Whitfield to officiate.

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

Smith passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 at his home at the age of 52. He was born Aug. 10, 1953 in Bakersfield, Calif. to Curtis R. and Juanita (Wagnon) Smith.

Jim loved his friends and family, especially his grandkids. He loved hog hunting, coon hunting and his new love was of bucking stock and bulls.

He loved to go with the boys to feed the bulls and loved to sit and watch them eat and grow. Jim loved watching the baby calves run and play.

Jim was like a big kid, cutting up and making jokes. He was a person that would never let you go hungry around him, he loved to eat and would buy for everybody.

Jim was a very loving and kindhearted person that never met a stranger. He touched so many lives with his heart of love and giving. We will truly miss him and love him forever.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving Jim is his wife, Jayme Smith of the home; sons, James H. Smith and wife Stephanie and Mark Shane Smith and wife Trina, all of Cromwell; daughter, Marisa Murray and husband Shawn of Cromwell and nine grandchildren, Stephen Ray Smith, Kyle James Smith, Blake Andrew Smith, Kyanne Elizabeth Smith, Shyla Ruth Smith, Jacee Breann Murray, Maylee Trena Murray, Tack Murray and Laney Louann Murray.

In addition, two sisters, Joanne McDaniel and Jerry Williams; mother-in-law, Annabell Stanley of Moore; sister-in-law, Vicki Cocknauer of Moore; brothers-in-law, Tommy Stanley, Kevin Stanley and Ricky Stanley, of Newcastle; many nieces and nephews and extended family members which include Ray Billings, Thad Newell, Steve and Mandi Smith, Andy Smith, Lewis Scott of Tennessee and lots of friends survive him.

 

 

 

 

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Jerrie Ruth Smith

A memorial service for longtime Maud resident, Jerrie Ruth Smith, has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Jerrie, 82, passed from this life on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006 at her home in Maud. She was born Aug. 24, 1924 in Shawnee to Lillie (Isenhower) Pounds and Randolph Pounds.

On Jan. 10, 1942 Jerrie married Dewey John Smith in Okemah and they moved to Maud from Norman 63 years ago when Dewey began working as a butcher at the Saint Louis and Maud Copeland’s IGA Grocery Stores.

Jerrie was a homemaker and attended Victory Baptist Church.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of almost 65 years, Dewey John Smith of the home in Maud.

She is also survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Topsey and Albert Flesher of Maud; two grandchildren, Kerry Bruce and her husband, Bill and John Flesher and his wife, Jamie, all of Maud; eight great-grandchildren, Ginger Flesher, John Dee Flesher, Haylee Jo Flesher, Brandi and husband, Leigh Bradley, Mac Mullican, Blake Bruce, Raven Bruce and Hunter Bruce; two great-great grandchildren, Kye Bradley and Ashton Mullican; one brother-in-law, Leroy Smith of Minneapolis, Minn. and a host of other family and friends.

Her parents; brother, Cor’ee Pounds; half-brother, Ged Sigman and sister, Dema Sloan preceded Mrs. Smith in death.

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

 

 

 

 

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Joe L. Smith

A memorial service for Joe L. Smith was held June 4 in the chapel of Johnson’s Funeral Home, San Angelo, Texas.

Smith died May 18, at the Seton Medical Center in Austin.

Smith was born Nov. 7, 1928, in Seminole to Delphia and Mose B. Smith.

Smith served in the World War II in the U.S. Navy. Upon returning from his country in the Pacific, he married Louina King Dec. 21, 1948.

He began work in the oil industry with his dad on cable tool rigs. Smith soon began establishing oil field supply stores in boomtowns in Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico.

In 1962, Smith and his family moved to Midland, Texas, wehre he worked for Cactus Drilling Co. and Warton Drilling Company until 1965 when he established Chaparral Drilling Co.

He continued in the oil business until his retirement in 1983. His retirement was spent in Ruidoso, N.M. , Lake Texhoma, and in San Angelo, Texas.

Smith was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Harry B. Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Louina Smith; two daughters, Kelly Monroe of San Angelo, Texas, and Shannon Stringer of Arlington, Texas; a brother, Mike Smith, Dallas, Texas; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Melvin Wayne Smith

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Melvin Wayne Smith were held at the First Assembly of God church in Wetumka.

Services were under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home of Wetumka, with interment following at the Wetumka Cemetery.

Smith died July 7, 2006, at the age of 56.

He was born to Jake and Paulene Smith on Dec. 21, 1949.

He attended school at Wetumka, graduating in 1968.

Smith then attended college at Okmulgee, and went on to work at Fred Jones Manufacturing in Oklahoma City, before retiring in 1991.

In 1991, he married Seminole resident Jacqueline Collins and had one son.

He is survived by four children: Dillon Smith of Seminole, Deann Johnson, Shawn Smith, and Shannon Procter, all of Okemah; one brother, Leon Smith of Midwest City; and two sisters, Reba Blake of Akransas, and Evelyn Seal of Chandler.

 

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Thurman Smith

Funeral services with military honors for former longtime Seminole resident Thurman Lee Smith are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home chapel, Seminole.

Doyle Loveland will be officiating with interment to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Smith, 85, died Wednesday, July 19, 2006 in Midwest City. He was born May 17, 1921 in Shawnee to Seaborn Lee and Mary Magdeline "Maggie" (Pinkard) Smith.

He married Elizabeth "Betty" Eileen Gendron on March 12, 1946 in Fresno, Calif.

Smith lived most of his life in Seminole before moving to Midwest City in 1971, where he retired from Tinker Air Force Base in 1975.

He served in the United States Air Force from 1942 – 1945, serving during World War II.

His parents; wife (May 17, 1944); two sons, Tommy Smith and Gary Smith; one brother, Raymond Smith and one sister, Sylvia Jackson preceded him in death.

Surviving is his special friend, Evelyn Sherill of Del City; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

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

 

 

 

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Wanda B. Smith

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Wanda B. Smith are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Tim Tate officiating.

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

Smith, 75, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006 at Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City after suffering from a battle of ALS (Lou Gherigs Disease).

She was born Nov. 4, 1930 in Maud to Troy Allen Williams and Myrtle Ava (Terry) Williams. Smith moved to Seminole from Lubbock, Texas in 1967.

Smith worked at Granny Fern’s Café for 12 years and then at Central Drug for 12 years. In addition, she worked in housekeeping at the old Seminole Hospital for 13 years and then three years as a salad maker in the new Medical Center.

She married James Smith and he preceded her in death on April 11, 1999. Her parents also preceded her in death.

Smith was active in the Seminole Senior Citizen Center and worked as a "Pink Lady" in the Seminole Medical Center. She was a member of the "Red Hat" Society of Seminole and of the Assembly of God Church.

Surviving is one daughter, Mary Black of Seminole; one brother, Roger Williams of Oklahoma City; one sister, Lavell Jones of Rock Springs, Wy.; two granddaughters; six great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Casket bearers for the services will be Cory Canfield, Michael Canfield, Elwood Canfield Jr., Mickey Shaw, Terry Little and Pastor Doyle Long.

The family suggests that memorial donations may be made to ALS Foundation at ALS Association, National Office, 27001 Agoura Rd., Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301-5104.

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

 

 

 

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Donna Snider

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident and business owner Donna Deloris "Audie" Snider are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, Wewoka with rev. Amanda Lockwood officiating.

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

Donna Deloris "Audie" snider passed away Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006 at home surrounded by her family after a long battle with illness.

She was born Nov. 23, 1942 in Maud to Franklin G. "Grimmie" and Loretta (Freeman) Butler.

She attended Shawnee Public Schools and later received her GED from Wewoka Public Schools, and studied bookkeeping and tax records at Seminole Junior College.

She recently retired as office manager/partner of Snider Printing Company due to poor health. Her former employers were Big Yank, Wewoka Custom Size and Wrangler in Seminole.

Donna "Audie" was raised in Shawnee and she was a member of the Wewoka community since 1963.

She was a member of the Wewoka Band Boosters, Wewoka Quarterback Club and the First United Methodist Church, Wewoka.

She was an avid reader, loved to spend time with her grandchildren and enjoyed growing houseplants and herbs, camping and fishing at lake Tenkiller. She was an Eagle Scout Mother.

Donna and Floyd Snider were married Sept. 1, 1961 in Shawnee and two children were born to this union. They would have celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary in two weeks.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Survivors include husband, Floyd Snider Sr. of the home; son, Floyd Snider Jr. and wife carina of Wewoka; daughter, Donita Loman of Wewoka; grandchildren, Melody Burgin and husband Christopher Burgin, Sunnie Snider, Trenton Miller and Bryson Miller’ great-grandchild, Donna Burgin; brother, Grover Butler of McAlester and sister, Darla and husband Ray Fountain of Dickson, Okla.

Pallbearers will be Randy Chaney, Charlie Chance, Raymond Cain, Paul Loeffelholz, Keith Claybrook and Robin Chesser.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dale Williams, Darryl Uptegraft, Curtis Baker, Jeff Kanard, Steven Edwards, Bruce Wilkerson, Terry Miner, Mike Carter and Ken Chanthavisouk.

Arvel Snow

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident Arvel Lee Snow Jr. are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa.

Interment is to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Arvel Lee Snow, Jr. died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006 at his residence outside of Konawa at the age of 57. He was born June 4, 1949 in Oklahoma City to Arvel Lee Snow Sr. and Martha Mae (Davis).

On June 13, 1968 he married Frances Barber in Oklahoma City. He was a truck driver for Wrangler (VF Jeanswear) in Seminole for many years and retired from there in 2004.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Arvel Snow III and his wife, Serena, and Timothy Snow and his wife, Keri, all of Konawa; one sister, Barbara Barksdale of Allen, Okla.; mother-in-law, Mary Barber and six grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

Jean Spicer

Memorial services for longtime Seminole resident Jean Spicer are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Seminole.

Dr Mike Thompson and Russell Vicars are to officiate the services that are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home. Seminole.

Spicer, 74, died Thursday, March 2, 2006 in Oklahoma City. She was born Aug. 3, 1931 in Phenix City, Ala. to Fred L. and Lillian (Williams) Holt.

On Aug. 28, 1948 she married Bill Spicer in Fort Smith, Ark. and he preceded her in death on April 19, 2002.

She was a retired schoolteacher where she taught in at Oologah, Prague and Seminole schools. She retired in 1988.

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Surviving is her son Don Spicer of Oklahoma City; daughter, Debbie Thompson of Stillwater; one sister, Patricia King of Arkadelphia, Ark. and four grandchildren.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the church or charity of choice.

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

 

 

 

 

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Thelma Lois Spiller

Funeral services for Seminole native Thelma Lois Spiller are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Havenbrook Funeral Home, Norman.

Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole. Visitation will be from 12 – 2 p.m. Saturday at Havenbrook.

Thelma Lois "Aunt Jo, T.J." Higdon Spiller, 86, of Norman, died March 14, 2006, in Denver, Colo. She was born Sept. 5, 1919, in Seminole to V. C. Higdon and Annie Brown Higdon.

She graduated from Seminole High School. After graduation she moved to Oklahoma City and worked at the State Capitol. With the outbreak of World War II, she moved to California and became a welder with Kaiser Shipbuilding in Richmond.

She married James O. Spiller on Dec. 12, 1943, in Seminole. They lived in Oklahoma, California, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina while her husband served in the United States Marine Corps.

Upon his retirement in 1959, they moved to Norman and she worked at the University of Oklahoma. She was a supervisor in the then pioneering field of data processing.

Upon her retirement and her husband's second retirement, they were fortunate to be able to travel the world extensively.

Between trips abroad, she was active in the Norman and Oklahoma City Big Sisters organization, McFarlin Methodist Church, Military Wives Association, garden clubs, art associations and was runner-up for Mother of the Year for the State of Oklahoma.

For many years she helped her children with school projects, being den mother, sewing clothes for members of the family, etc. In her later years, she finally had the time to let her personal artistic talents flourish. She became an accomplished artist and calligrapher.

Her husband, parents and three brothers, Luther Higdon, Kenneth Higdon, Dave Higdon and one sister, Maudie Frances Higdon, preceded Mrs. Spiller in death.

Mrs. Spiller is survived by her daughter, Linda Maltezos and husband, George, of Denver, Colo.; her two sons, Dr. James D. Spiller, of Evansville, Ind., and Bruce A. Spiller, of San Diego, Calif.; her grandson, James W. Spiller of Evansville, Ind.; her sister, Hazel Seaman, of Dallas, Texas; her sister-in-law, Edna Higdon of Hutchinson, Kan. and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Honorary bearers for the services will be C.W. Skinner, George Maltezos and Charles Padgett.

Condolences for the family may be sent online at http://www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com/Obituaries.html.

Lucky Spooner

Funeral services for Konawa area resident, Harold H. "Lucky" Spooner are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ada Calvary Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Frank Trent officiating.

The VFW Post #11194 Honor Guard will conduct military honors at the cemetery and his grandson, Matthew Castleberry, will play Taps.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. tonight at the Criswell Funeral Home.

Services are under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.

Spooner, 78, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006 at a local hospital. He was born July 4, 1928 in Iowa City, Iowa to Jasper H. and Lena Henryetta Fetkinhier Spooner.

He attended school in Iowa and entered the United States Navy on May 8, 1944 and received Naval education for nuclear reactors.

Spooner was a Master Chief, PO-E9 on the U.S.S. Enterprise, retiring in 1972. He served 25 years of active service and five years of reserve service.

He served during World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War.

On May 3, 1986 he married Bonnie Ruth Crenshaw in Konawa.

Spooner was an active member and church deacon of the Ada Calvary Pentecostal Holiness Church, and received a preacher’s license on Nov. 16, 1995.

In 1986, he was the Royal Ranger Commander, children’s church Sunday school teacher in Konawa, member of the church choir, president of the Konawa Rodeo Round-up Club Association, president of ORCA, leader of the town of Wolf Security Patrol, and parade coordinator for the Konawa Band Day.

He was the Voice of Democracy for Konawa, Latta, and Vanoss schools and the men’s ministry director for New Horizon Conference.

In 2000, he was the Eastern Oklahoma Conference International Pentecostal Holiness Church Field Supervisor for Disaster Relief, USA (DRUSA).

Spooner was the All American Commander of Post #11194 in 2001 and 2002, a member of the Oklahoma Veterans of Foreign wars, and the only commander for VFW post until December 2003.

In 2002-2003, he was the National Deputy Chief of Staff for the VFW. He was the service officer in Ada in 1994 and has helped conduct military honors for 648 deceased veterans and was on the Veterans Task Force for Congressman Tom Cole.

Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Dennis Spooner of California, Stanley Spooner of West Jordan, Utah and Robert Castleberry of Ada; four daughters, Rulene Scott of Binghamton, N.Y., Muriel Spooner of San Diego, Calif., Debbi Huddleston of Konawa and 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Bearers for the services will be Jim Christian, gene Wilson, Jim Haley, Tom Horn, Glen Gouge, Chet Boykin, Dave Bradley and Carl Tackett.

Calvin C. Springer

Former Seminole County resident Calvin C. Springer died on Sunday, May 28, 2006, in Ardmore.

No services, burial, or visitation is scheduled. Parks Brothers Funeral Service of Chandler is handling the arrangements.

Springer was born in Tecumseh on Feb. 20, 1920, Thomas A. Springer and Martha A. (Greemore) Springer.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Springer married Dorothea Parris.

He worked as city superintendent of Brawley, Calif.

He was a resident of Ardmore before his death, and had previously lived in Seminole County.

Spring is survived by his wife, of Stillwater; one daughter, Peggy Beall of Craig, Colo.; two sisters; two grand-children; 11 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Evelyn Stackhouse

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Evelyn Stackhouse are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Chris Stinnett officiating.

Interment is to follow at Tushka Cemetery in Tushka under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Evelyn Stackhouse passed away Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006 at Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole at the age of 90. She was born Jan. 16, 1916 in Sardis, Okla. to Jim

She moved to Seminole from McAlester in 1948 and was a longtime secretary for First National Bank in Seminole.

On Sept. 1, 1940 she married Byron Curtis Stackhouse in Atoka.

She then worked at M&M Oil Company for 10 years before retiring.

Her parents and husband (April 5, 1991) preceded her in death.

Surviving is her half brother, Harold Thompson of Kiowa; nieces, Lacy Cooper of Atoka and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cooper Jr. of Oklahoma City and longtime friends, Helen Mullen of Shawnee, Billie Richardson of Seminole and the Seminole Church of Christ Family.

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

 

 

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Mary Frances Staff

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Mary Frances (Mauney) Staff are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cooper Funeral Chapel, Tecumseh.

Charlie Clem will officiate and burial will follow at Brown Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

Staff, 64, of Shawnee died Sunday, June 18, 2006 in Shawnee. She was born May 4, 1942 in Atlanta, Texas to Frances H. and Mary Lee (Edmondson) Mauney.

She moved to Seminole in 1944 and attended Seminole schools. Following her marriage, she moved to Tecumseh and raised her six children. She has lived in the Tecumseh/Shawnee area since.

Staff was a homemaker who enjoyed fishing with her family and camping at Arbuckle Lake. She also enjoyed games and family fellowship.

She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star (Tecumseh Lodge).

Her parents and one brother, Robert Mauney preceded her in death.

Surviving are four sons, Rick Harmon of Shawnee, Tony Hartman of Ardmore, Kevin Staff of Tecumseh and Kenneth Staff of Stillwater; two daughters, Kelly Hartman of Henryetta and Marilyn Staff of Stillwater; two sisters, Margaret Ford of Seminole and Doris Floyd of Shawnee and six grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

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Anna Stancoff

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident Anna Florence Stancoff are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Doyle Long to officiate.

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

Stancoff, 86 passed away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006 in Muskogee. She was born July 24, 1919 in Skiatook to Leroy Sumpter and Melissa Hill.

On Dec. 22, 1941 in Seminole she married William Eldon Stancoff. He preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 1998.

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

Her parents; husband; three brothers, Roy Sumpter, Isacc Sumpter and Donald Sumpter and four sisters, Viola Odell, Nellie Coffman, Emma Wilson and Sylvia Vance preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Lynda and Don Rutledge of Muskogee and Gail and Ron Steele of Brownstown, Mich.; five grandchildren, Gary Rutledge, Lisa Huffer, Daniel Morse, Melissa Herring and Rebecca Bilberry; five great-grandchildren, Ali Huffer, Sy Huffer, Tess Huffer, Willow Bilberry, Luke Morse and Max Herring and one sister, Opal Armstrong of Seminole.

Pallbearers for the services will be Bob Coffman, Leonard Sumpter, Buddy Vance, Jack Armstrong, David Armstrong and Clifford Grisham.

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

 

 

 

 

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Christopher Starkey

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident Christopher Dee Starkey are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Starkey, 46 of Norman, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2006 in Norman. He was born Nov. 27, 1959 in Shawnee to Dee Starkey and Karleen Sue (Winkler) Starkey.

He attended Dale High School and was a member of Pink Baptist Church.

Starkey was self-employed as a construction laborer and he loved the outdoors including hunting and fishing.

He was a talented songwriter, singer and loved to play banjo and the guitar.

His grandparents, Ivan and Dorothy Winkler, E.L. Starkey and Agnes Ima Starkey all preceded him in death.

Surviving are his parents, Dee Starkey of Oaks and Karleen Sue Starkey of Norman; daughter, Toni Renea Starkey of Winston Salem, N.C.; son, Robert Lawrence Starkey of Winston Salem, N.C. and sister, Amanda Brenee Starkey of Yukon.

 

 

 

Johnita L. Starns

Johnita L. Starns of Seminole passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 at the Moffett Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. following a brief illness. She was born in Maud July 14, 1934 to Johnnie and Daisy Barnes.

She graduated from Maud High School in 1952 and graduated in 1956 as a registered nurse from the Parkland School of Nursing in Dallas, Texas.

In 1957 she married Jimmy L. Starns and was a nurse in Seminole and Wetumka hospitals and was head nurse in Wetumka for several years. She later worked and retired from the General Motors plant in Oklahoma City.

Her father and stepfather, Alvah Gray of Maud, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband; her son John; grandsons, Bodhi and Rance of Maud; daughter, Jimilu Starns of Shawnee; Mother, Daisy Gray of Maud; her brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Deborah Barnes of Birmingham, Ala. and nieces, Allison Burden of Tampa, Fla., Susannah Barnes of Mukwonago, Wis. and Rebecca Barnes of Tallahassee, Fla.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the cancer charity of choice or to the Humane Society.

Mattie Marie Starr

Wake services for longtime Wewoka resident Mattie Marie Starr are scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Dan Factor and Rev. Jacob Camp are to officiate with interment at Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Starr, 80, died Monday, May 15, 2006 in an Oklahoma City hospital. She was born Sept. 5, 1925 in Quinton, Okla. to Noel and Judy (Sexton) Pope.

She was of the Choctaw tribe and attended school in Quinton.

On Jan. 1, 1950 she married Wilbur Starr in Oklahoma City and she worked for Oakridge Nursing Home and was a seamstress.

Starr was a member of the Akasvmku Baptist Church in Wewoka and had raised her grandson, Robert Starr, Jr.

Her parents; two sons, Robert Fields and Raymond Starr; six brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband; five daughters, Darlene Fields, Helen Pendley, Ramona Ward, Robin Starr and Regana Sellars; three sons, Reuben Starr, Robert Starr and Richard Starr; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be Lance McGirt, Robert Starr, Jr., Michael Ray Starr, George Edward Sellars, Tony Sellars and Jackson Lowe.

Honorary bearers will be Sean McGirt, Alfred Ward, Anthony Lemon, Austin Hicks, Siah Starr, Hixton Hicks and Dean Baker.

 

 

 

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Annie Stephens

A graveside service for longtime Wewoka resident Annie Mae Stephens has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Machpelah Cemetery, Nobletown with Gen. Bishop Charley Gilbert, Jr. officiating.

Stephens, 94, died Sunday, April 2, 2006 at Holdenville Hospital. She was born May 11, 1911 in Jones County, Round Oak, Ga. to Peter James Soloman and Addie Lissie Dumas.

She was a member of Ethiopian Reformed Coptic Church of Christ. She held the position of general church servant, Sabbath school teacher, counselor and Guiding Star of the Sacred Women’s Association and general counselor of the International Ethiopian Rescue and Relief Conferences.

Stephens was a longtime employee for Nobletown School and a member of the Wonder Workers Club.

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

Surviving is her son, Timothy J. Stephens of Oklahoma City; daughter, Marvell Stephens of Wewoka and five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Mark Steward

A memorial service for Konawa resident Mark Charles "Willie" Steward is scheduled for 12 p.m. Thursday at the family residence.

Cremation services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Steward, 52, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006 at his residence. He was born Oct. 26, 1953 in Burbank, Calif. to Ernest Watkins Steward and Mayselle Lenore (Shilling) Steward.

On Oct. 31, 1980 he married Robin Reid in Chatsworth, Calif.

He was an auto glass installer and glazer.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; three daughters, Erin Steward of Conway, Ark., Elyse Steward of Konawa and Beth Brazell of Conway, Ark.; one stepbrother, Joel Bellah of Frazier Park, Calif. and two stepsisters, Kathleen Vargas of Thousand Oaks, Calif. and Janice Bellah of Frazier Park, Calif.

 

 

 

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Elsie Dean Stewart

Funeral services for Wewoka native Elsie Dean Housdon Stewart are scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Church in Wewoka.

Visitation will be held Friday evening at Stout Funeral Home. Services are under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Elsie passed away Monday, April 24, 2006 after courageously battling lung cancer for more than a year. She was born the second child of Minnie and Louie Housdon on April 4, 1934 in Wewoka.

She graduated from Pampa High School and worked 35 years for Texaco, Inc. as a secretary and stenographer.

Elsie raised two sons, Ronny and Donny in Odessa, Texas. She later moved to Deleon, Texas.

She was a wonderful mother and provider for her sons. For 19 years, she was a loving caretaker for her dear mother, Minnie (MomMa), who preceded her in death in 2003.

Surviving are her sons, Ronald M. Stewart, M.D., wife Sherri and their children Elizabeth, Jackson and Mary, all of San Antonio; and Donald A. Stewart, M.D., wife Shannon and their children, Tyler, Morgan and Luke, all of Lorena; and her dear sister, Maxine Tolson and husband Bill of Oklahoma City.

Her family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Howard Dickey in Deleon.

There are too many physicians and nurses in San Antonio to thank individually; however, Elsie and her family were blessed by all those who cared for her at University Hospital, the CTRC and the Fredericksburg Care Center in San Antonio.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made either to the San Antonio Area American Cancer Society (8115 Datapoint Dr., San Antonio, TX 78229, (800) 227 – 2345) or the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Medical School Alumni Scholarship Fund for medical education, (7703 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio, TX 78229-3900. (210) 567 – 4400.)

 

 

 

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Tropal Lee Stewart

Funeral services for Wewoka High School graduate Tropal Lee Stewart are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating.

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

Stewart, 78, died Sunday, May 21, 2006 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center. She was born Sept. 25, 1927 in Bristow to Vernon Alfus and Violet Margaret Isabella Bryant Wright.

She attended Butner and Wewoka Schools.

Her parents and one sister, Gertrude Isabella Wright Hail preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Robert Stewart, of the home; sister, Marvell Mittie Irby of Holdenville; son, Michael L. Stewart of Carrolton, Texas; daughter, Lydia Lea Stewart of Seminole; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

 

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Herman Stillwell

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Herman Stillwell, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Rev. Bobby Ray Curry is to officiate and interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

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

Stillwell, 84, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2006 at his home in Seminole. He was born June 18, 1922 in Idabel, Okla. to Henry Stillwell Sr. and Elum (Flenory) Stillwell.

He served in the United States Army in Company A – 25th Infantry, as a private.

Stillwell moved to Seminole 66 years ago from Idabel and worked for Earnest Warner for 17 years in Seminole and has also worked for Norton-Ramsey Chevrolet in Seminole and for Scott Chevrolet in Tulsa for three years.

He was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Seminole and of the D.A.V. American Legion Post #204 in Seminole.

In May of 1957 he married Mildred (Ransom) Stillwell at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Seminole.

His parents and three brothers, Henry Stillwell Jr., Houston James Stillwell and Semon Stillwell preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Mildred Stillwell of the home; four sons, Anthony Stillwell and Freddie Stillwell, both of Seminole, Larry Stillwell of Oklahoma City and James Stillwell of Michigan; four daughters, Darlene Stillwell of Seminole, Norma Jean Lewis of Atlanta, Ga., Loretta Stillwell of Michigan and Vonda Stillwell of Chicago; one brother, Earnest Stillwell of Seminole; 18 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers for the services will be: Larry Stillwell, Anthony Stillwell, Lee Pierce, Phil Evans, Lewis Haywood and Marlon Galbreath.

Honorary bearers will be Larry Smith, Percy Stillwell and Robert Foxx.

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

 

 

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Anna Stoll

A memorial celebration for Earlsboro resident Anna M. Stoll is scheduled for 12 p.m. Saturday at the home of Glen and Anna Moore.

Cremation services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Stoll, 71, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006 at Seminole Medical Center. She was born Nov. 30, 1934 in Newark, N.J. to Martin and Anna (Figuero) Savage.

On Sept. 20, 1952 in Newark, N.J. she married Richard Stoll, Sr. and moved to Seminole County 32 years ago.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Congregational Methodist Church.

One sister, Thelma Bunn, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Richard Stoll, Sr. of the home; one son, Richard Stoll, Jr. of Germany; two daughters, Dorothyann Sims of Seminole and Anna Moore of Earlsboro; one sister, Cora Melnyk of New Jersey and six grandchildren.

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

 

 

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Anna Stoll

A memorial celebration for Earlsboro resident Anna M. Stoll is scheduled for 12 p.m. Saturday at the home of Glen and Anna Moore.

Cremation services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Stoll, 71, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006 at Seminole Medical Center. She was born Nov. 30, 1934 in Newark, N.J. to Martin and Anna (Figuero) Savage.

On Sept. 20, 1952 in Newark, N.J. she married Richard Stoll, Sr. and moved to Seminole County 32 years ago from East Brunswick, N.J.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Congregational Methodist Church.

One sister, Thelma Bunn, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Richard Stoll, Sr. of the home; one son, Richard Stoll, Jr. of Germany; two daughters, Dorothyann Sims of Seminole and Anna Moore of Earlsboro; one sister, Cora Melnyk of New Jersey and six grandchildren.

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

 

 

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Lana Joyce Stone

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Lana Joyce (Wood) Stone were held at 11 a.m. today at Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

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

Lana, a respected member of the Wewoka community concluded her life Saturday, May 20, 206 at the age of 66. A loving mother, dependable friend, and dedicated Christian, she will be missed by many.

She was born April 15, 1940 in Wewoka to Daniel Wood and Josephine Harjo.

On May 16, 1959 she married Ozie Stone and they were married 39 years before his passing on Feb. 28, 1999.

The majority of Lana’s work life was spent in employment for a Seminole Nation business endeavor and working for the Wewoka Public School System.

But her greatest joy was caring for, serving, and ministering to others through music and her thoughtful actions.

Surviving are her three children, Mickey Stone and his wife Jeanine of Seminole, Bob Stone and Becky Stone Moore and her husband Dinty, all of Wewoka; three grandsons, T.J. Stone and his wife Megan, Terry Stone and John Stone and one granddaughter, C.J. Stone-Moore.

Pallbearers for the services were Thomas Harjo, Jr., Mark Holley, Scott Johnson, Michael McCurtain, Jim Stafford and Billy Wood.

Honorary bearers for the services were Mark Ervin, Ben Harjo, Jr., Wayne Joplin, Leon Lusty, Johnny Tiger, Jr. and Anthony Wood.

The family would like to express much gratitude to Spring Church, Sand Creek Church and Akasvmkv Church, as well as to the many friends and family members for all their condolences.

 

 

 

 

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Jewel Strayhorn

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Jewel Strayhorn are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Steve Cline officiating.

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

Jewel Strayhorn passed away Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006 at the age of 90, where she was currently a resident at Cole’s Nursing Home in Guthrie, Okla.

She was born on May 17, 1916 to George Washington and Eva Savannah (Goodman) Cheatham in Rushing, Ark. She came to Oklahoma with her family in a covered wagon.

Jewel married Shufford R. "Doc" Strayhorn in Okemah in 1932. He preceded her in death in June of 1972.

She was a cook at Seminole Municipal Hospital from 1970 to 1981. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Seminole.

Jewel is preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Don Strayhorn and brothers, Amos, Ellis, and Ona Cheatham.

Surviving are five grandchildren, Ricky Strayhorn of Seminole, David Strayhorn of Guthrie, Gary Strayhorn of Bowlegs, Randy Strayhorn of Shawnee and Donna Garrett of Texarkana, Texas.

Several great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends also survive her.

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

 

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Henry Streater

Services for Henry Richard Streater of Ada are scheduled for Friday at 1 p.m. at the Fitzhugh First Baptist church in Fitzhugh, Okla.

Interment will follow at the Streater Family Cemetery near Bowlegs. Officiating will be Reverend Steve Wilburn.

Mr. Streater died Tuesday at his residence in Ada at the age of 59. He was born Nov. 20, 1947 in Wewoka to Raymond Loyd Streater and Ella Imogene Mathis Streater.

He married Connie Lynn Cook on March 6, 1987 in Holdenville.

Mr. Streater graduated from New Lima High School in 1965 and went one year at Eastern University in Wilburton. He worked for Jay Petroleum and Lema Petroleum as a pumper. He was a cabinet maker also.

He moved to Ada from Wewoka in 1987. He was a member of the Fitzhugh First Baptist Church and loved coaching the boys’ summer league ball teams.

Mr. Streater also enjoyed scuba diving, snow skiing and spending time with his family.

Mr. Streater is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Streater of the home; two sons, Rick Streater and daughter-in-law Suan of Shawnee, and Heath Streater and daughter-in-law Christy of Wewoka; one brother, Darrel Streater and sister-in-law Trevia of Wewoka; two sisters, Carolyn Curry of Wewoka, and Bonita Jay and brother-in-law Merle of Wewoka; and three grandchildren, Jace, Jenna, and Lane Streater.

Pallbearers include Wayne Kemper, Rusty Hudson, Ray Marshall, Randy Elmore, Mike Majors, and Benny Martin.

The Men’s Sunday School Class are listed as Honorary pallbearers.

The family has requested that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society program.

Martha Swann

A memorial reception of family and friends has been scheduled for longtime Seminole resident Martha Lovelady Barnes Swann in her home from 4 – 6 p.m. Saturday.

Swann, 70 died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006 at a Shawnee hospital. She was born March 12, 1935 in Shawnee.

She was a volunteer with special needs children, owned and operated Clayton’s Shoe Stores in Dallas, Texas and was a member of the Sweet Adelines in Oklahoma City for many years.

Swann was a homemaker and caregiver in Seminole for several years until she fell ill.

Her parents, sister Gloria Toop and stepdaughter Susan Swann preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Harold Lloyd Swann of the home; two daughters, Linda Barnes Hartt and Karen Barnes Mattson of San Antonio, Texas; stepson Brad Swann of Mesquite, Texas; one brother, John Lovelady of Seminole; three sisters, Billy Gribble of Perry, Ohio, Betty Barrick of Phoenix, Ariz. and Mary Climer of Little City and seven grandchildren.

The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers and food, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Society, 3160 W. Briton Rd., Suite E, Oklahoma City, OK 73120.

 

 

 

 

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Max Swanson Sr.

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident, Max Arthur Swanson Sr., are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery with Rev. Gary Wilburn officiating.

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

Mr. Swanson, 80, passed away Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006 in Seminole. He was born Nov. 11, 1926 in Three Sands, Okla. to Grover G. Swanson and Stella Mae (Clymer) Swanson.

He came to Seminole from Konawa in 1946 and was a carpenter.

He was affiliated with Wright, Inc. as a builder and building contractor and built many homes in the Seminole area; among them were Eastgate and Dixon Green Acres sub-division and homes in Westwood Hills and the Sportsmen lake area.

On May 9, 1945 he married Wilma Olivia Kennedy in Lyons, Kan.

He served as a Private 1st Class in the United States Army during World War II in the 1st Division Band.

In the 1950’s he was active in Boy Scouts, serving as Scoutmaster and was a Little League baseball coach. He was also an active member of the First United Methodist Church all of his life.

Mr. Swanson was a loving husband, father and grandfather who had a very special relationship with his three grandsons, who he loved very much.

He was a very loyal Oklahoma University football fan.

His parent, four sisters and one baby brother preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Wilma, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Max A. Swanson Jr. and Brenda Swanson of Seminole; daughter, Olivia Mae Swanson of Gravevine, Texas; one sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Dave Womble of Hobbs, N.M. and three grandson, Cale and Deanna Swanson of Seminole, Zane Swanson of Winter Park, Colo. and Brian Swanson of Seminole.

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

 

 

 

 

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Peggy Jo Tate

Graveside services for longtime Seminole County resident, Peggy Jo (Merrell) Tate, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Vamoosa Cemetery.

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

Tate, 61, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006 at Ada retirement center in Ada. She was born Jan. 24, 1945 in Konawa to Audie and Vida (Bowerman) Merrell.

In 1970 she married Claud Tate in Ft. Smith, Ark. and she worked at Wal-Mart in Seminole for several years and was a member of Wolf Free Will Baptist Church.

Her parents and one son, John Andrew Tate, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; son, Steven Tate of Wewoka; two daughters, Carolyn of Wayne, Okla. and Rachel of Konawa and one granddaughter.

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

 

Beverly Ann Taylor

Graveside services for Holdenville resident Beverly Ann Taylor are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Holdenville Cemetery. Rev. Larry Chesser is to officiate.

Services will be under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home, Holdenville.

Taylor, 63, died Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at her Holdenville home. She was born Aug. 31, 1942 in Dallas, Texas to Harmon and Vivien Roberta (Sceals) Blaylock.

She was raised in the Dallas area and attended school there. She worked for many years for Provident American Life Insurance Company of Dallas, and then moved to Houston, Texas in the later part of 1979.

On Nov. 7, 1980 she married Wayne Taylor in Kemah, Texas and they lived in Houston until moving to Oklahoma in November of 1990.

After residing in the Eufaula area for two years the couple relocated to Holdenville in 1993.

Taylor was employed by Wal-Mart and worked for more than 10 years as an associate in Ada, Holdenville, Garland, Texas and the Seminole stores. She retired on June 23, 2005.

She attended the First Free Will Baptist Church in Holdenville and was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority. Taylor enjoyed crafts, making candy and reading.

Surviving is her husband of the home; five children, Brenda Taylor of Justin, Texas, Barbara Macalik of Garland, Texas, Dale Head of Dallas, Texas, Robert Head of Forney, Texas and Jessica Taylor of Seminole; seven grandchildren and her adopted daughter, Stephanie Branscum of Holdenville.

Pallbearers for the services will be Wayne Taylor, Eddie Taylor, Mike Macalik, Dale Head and Matt Morris.

Bob Taylor

Funeral services for Holdenville resident Bob Taylor are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Meredith Robinson and Bill Collins officiating.

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

Taylor, 67, died Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada. He was born April 9, 1939 in Holdenville to Mable Taylor.

He was raised in the Holdenville area and graduated from Holdenville High School.

On Feb. 1, 1955 he married Janet Latimer in Paris, Texas and they made their home in Spaulding.

He worked as a ranch manager for many years, and also owned and operated a dozer and grading service for several years.

Taylor also worked for Hughes County District #1 as a roads foreman for eight years before he retired.

He enjoyed hunting, riding horses and rodeos.

One son, Robert Taylor and his mother preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Janet of the home; one son, Johnny Taylor of Holdenville; two sisters, Jane Augustus of Orange, Texas and Jody Augustus of Porter, Okla.; one grandson and two great-granddaughters.

 

 

James Taylor

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident, James "Jay" Wesley Ray Taylor, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at Little Cemetery.

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

Jay passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006 at the age of 81 in Shawnee. He was born on March 27, 1925 in Seminole to James Cecil and Clara (Markwell) Taylor.

In August of 1945 he married Faye (Galpin) Taylor, she preceded him in death in 1978.

He was a ranch foreman in California for 20 years and was currently working with Experience Works in Seminole where he did maintenance and custodial work.

Jay was a member of the OddFellows and the Rebecca’s Lodge of Wewoka for many years.

His parents, wife, one son, Alvin Taylor, and one granddaughter, Tammy Taylor, preceded him in death.

He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Cecil and Sharry of Visalia, Calif. and Leroy and Linda Taylor of Hanford, Calif.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Jimmie Taylor of Seminole and Clifton and Phallis of Wewoka; five sisters, Susie and husband Gene Brittain of Holdenville, Betty Galpin of Bakersfield, Calif., Margie Wright of West Point, Calif., Eva Lou Goodman of Mims, Fla. and Eunice Hensley of Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren also survive him.

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

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

Christine Thetford

Funeral services for former Cromwell resident Christine E. (Badgett) Thetford are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Oakcrest Church of Christ, 1111 SW 89, Oklahoma City.

Interment is to follow at Resthaven Cemetery under the direction of Branstetter-Merritt Funeral Home of Oklahoma City.

Thetford, 75, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005. She was born Nov. 27, 1930 in rural Seminole County as the youngest of five children to James Luther Badgett and Mary Margaret (Heiskill) Badgett.

She attended elementary school at Excelsior Consolidated School, located north of Cromwell.

In 1943 Christine moved with her mother to Oklahoma City and later graduated from Classen High School. She also attended business school and worked as a business associate in hospitals, banking and care organizations.

Thetford was a member of Oakcrest Church of Christ and enjoyed people, especially children.

Her parents and sister Ina Boyle Shamblin preceded her in death.

Surviving are three brothers, Harold Badgett of Belmont, Calif., R.B. Badgett of Seminole and Donald Badgett of Del City.

 

John Thomas II

Funeral services for Prague resident John Preston Thomas II are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Parks brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague.

Rev. Sharon Capron and Bro. Tim Emmons are to officiate. Interment is to follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

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

Thomas, 87, died Wednesday, May 10, 2006 in Prague. He was born May 21, 1918 to John Preston and Rosie (Kelcey) Thomas.

He married Dorothea Riley on July 10, 1943 in Seminole and was a salesman with Prague Wholesale for many years, and later worked for R.A. Fielden Realty.

Thomas was a member of the Prague United Methodist Church.

His parents and four brothers preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; two sons, John Preston "Jake" Thomas, III of Austin, Texas and Howard Glendon of Lawton; daughter, Kim Beachler of Prague; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A guest book is available to share online memories at www.ParksBrothers.net.

 

Joseph Thompson

Joseph Roger Thompson, age 63, of Paige, Texas died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006. He was born Feb. 17, 1942 in Prague, Okla. to Alfred Randolph Thompson and Mildred (Quary) Thompson.

Most of his life was spent working in the oilfields. For relaxation, he loved fishing.

His family recalls how they would sit for the longest and not have a nibble, but Joseph would walk up, cast out, and bring in a fish.

A celebration of life was held on Jan. 3, 2006 at Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home in Bastrop, Texas.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Mildred, stepfather Curtis Morrison and brother Sidney Thompson.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Thompson of Paige, Texas; daughters, Tammy Thompson, Candy Ware and Heather Thompson, all of Bastrop, Texas, Ladawn Vasquez of Shawnee, Okla. and Jovonna Hill of Pleasant Hope, Mo.; sisters, Mary Green of Meeker, Okla., Darlene Clark of Checotah, Okla. and Delilah Coker of Midwest City, Okla.; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Joseph will be laid to rest with his parents at Little Cemetery at 1 p.m. on the 17th day of February 2006.

 

 

 

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Mary Tiger

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Mary Joyce (Factor) Tiger were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Factor Family Cemetery officiated by Rev. Amon Harjo.

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

Tiger, 87, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006 at a local nursing home. She was born April 10, 1919 in Wewoka to William and Nancy (Bender) Factor.

She graduated from Sam Country School and attended Bacone College from 1939 – 1941. She was in the United States Navy Waves from 1943 – 1944, serving during World War II.

On May 6, 1950 she married Jack Tiger. She retired from BIA Eufaula Boarding School in 1981 and was active in the Little Quarsarty Baptist Church in Cromwell as a women’s leader.

In addition, she taught Sunday school until illness kept her from being active.

Her husband; four brothers, Kenneth, George, Harry and Bill Factor and four sisters, Sarah Factor Larney, Cogee Factor Miller, Lena Factor Wright and Nora Factor Harjo preceded her in death.

Surviving are her nieces and nephews.

 

 

 

 

 

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Paul Tiger Jr.

Funeral services for Wewoka native Paul Kenneth Tiger Jr. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Byrd officiating and assisted by Rev. Don Jones.

Interment is to follow at the Cosar Family Cemetery east of Bowlegs under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

A memorial service has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday at Tulsa Indian United Methodist Church.

Paul went home to his Lord and Maker on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006. He was born Sept. 18, 1942 in Wewoka to Becky (Maggie) and Paul Kenneth Tiger Sr.

He was raised in Tulsa and graduated from Will Rogers High School in 1961.

Paul was a great OU football fan and had the privilege to play one year of football there.

He graduated from East Central University in Ada in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in history and sociology.

He was employed over the years as a counselor with the department of Correction, Tulsa Indian Youth Council, Oklahoma Mental Health, Muscogee Creek Nation and Cherokee Nation.

Paul was a faithful and active member of the Tulsa Indian United Methodist Church and loved his brothers and sisters in Christ very much.

His parents and brother, Solomon Fish, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his nieces, Lucy Kelough of Seminole, Sharon Burgess of Wewoka; nephews, Dennis Fish of Seminole and Bennie Fish of Holdenville and dearest friend, Dixie Buchanan.

Pall bearers fro the services will be Mitchell Kelough, George Burgess, Christopher Burgess, Gary Burgess, Johnny Ray Wood and Eddie Holland.

 

 

 

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Joe Tipken

Graveside services for Norman resident Joe Dale Tipken are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Highland Cemetery, Okemah, with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Tipken, 30, died Monday, July 3, 2006 in Oklahoma City. He was born Feb. 10, 1976 in Okemah to Steve Wilson and Jolene Pinnix.

He attended Okemah Public Schools and was a construction worker.

His grandfather, Joe Dan Tipken preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother and stepfather, Jolene and Garney Pinnix of Cromwell; his father, Steve Wilson of Hickory, N.C.; two sons, Chance and Steven Tipken, both of Wewoka; his fiancé, Jessica Glover of Yukon; grandparents, Donna and Troy Roundtree of Cromwell; one great-grandmother, Madge Gower of Okemah and two sisters, Autumn Wiles of Cromwell and Denise Kessinger of Maud.

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

 

 

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Sharon K. Treece

A memorial service for former Bowlegs resident Sharon K. (Curlee) Treece was set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating.

The service was set to be held at the Gleanears Holiness Church in Wewoka, under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Treece died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 48.

She was born Sept. 28, 1958, in Santa Cruz, Calif., to Bill and Mary (Pullen) Curlee.

She was the third of 10 children and was brought up and attended schools, along with her eight sisters and one brother, in Bowlegs, where the family had moved when Treece was a young child.

Treece lived in Seminole for 15 years. She worked for Wal-Mart in Seminole for four years, until her health would no longer permit it.

She attended Gleaners Holiness Church in Wewoka for 13 years and was a Sunday School teacher.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Curlee, and two sisters: Renee Curlee and Darlene Curlee.

Treece is survived by two daughters, Tara Zellner and Lisa Harber, both of Holdenville; her mother and stepfather, Mary and Lawrence Cravens, of Holdenville; her husband of 15 years, Ricky Treece of Maud; six sisters Janet Mullins of Konawa, Sandra Booth of Tulsa; Patricia Harrington of Holdenville, Melinda Childers of Bowlegs; Christy Walton of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Kim Crow of Holdenville; one brother, Tony Curlee, of Bowlegs; and four grandchildren.

L.D. Tribble

Funeral services for Wewoka resident L.D. Tribble are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka, with Rev. James Woodard officiating.

Interment is to follow at 2 p.m. at Tishomingo Cemetery, Tishomingo.

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

A well-loved and greatly respected member of the community, L.D. Tribble passed on to join his Lord, and Savior on Thursday evening, July 27, 2006 at his Wewoka residence in the company of his wife and son.

"Trib" - as he was best known was 87 years old. Born May 4, 1919 in Tishomingo, to Thomas Newton and Mary Kathryn (Katy) Holcomb Tribble.

He was the youngest of 11 children, which included two sets of twins.

He was preceded in death by all 10 siblings including his twin brother, J.B. Tribble who died in a car accident in December of 1965.

His oldest brother Vernon died three months prior to the birth of his child, Vernon Lois Tribble who was raised by the Tribbles and treated as a sibling by kids.

Now Vernon Lois Woodard of Madill is the only surviving member of the household where Trib grew up.

Trib graduated from Tishomingo in 1939 and married Mary Alice Marie White June 20, 1942, and after 64 years one month and seven days. She truly held his hand to the end.

They were married during a 10-day leave since Uncle Sam had invited him to do some traveling without Alice.

He went to the South Pacific during World War II. His first stop was New Caledonia, then to New Guinea. Finally, he landed in the Philippines where he spent the remainder of the war as a communication chief.

His military career ended with the war but he was able to use what he had learned. He traded his sergeant stripes for a 30-year career with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.

After retiring in 1983 they moved to the lake house they bought in 1971.

For many years "Trib" Telephone Service" provided affordable phone service to Wewoka, and the surrounding area, as well as free services to the elderly and disadvantaged.

He was a faithful member of VFW Post #1311 in Wewoka. He served as Post Commander for two terms, from 1992-1994 and was Sr. Vice Commander in 1995.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wewoka, Lions Club, and Masonic Lodge for over 50 years and was a member of the Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include his wife Alice of the home and their son, Lance David Tribble and wife Laura, their three sons Shelvy Dean Tribble, Lucas David Tribble and Timothy Michael Tribble.

Pallbearers for the services will be Gary Thomas, Raymond Cain, David Christ, Dale Nichols, James Lively and Dale Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Lacquement, Benny Wilkerson, Howard Tyler, Art Garner and Roy Sisco.

 

 

 

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Vonda Trimble

A memorial celebration of the life of Vonda Jean (Carter) Trimble of Konawa has been scheduled for 3 p.m., Wednesday at Grace Community Church with Pastor Drew Isaacs officiating.

The church is located east of Vamoosa Cemetery off SH99, in the Konawa area.

Vonda was born in Holdenville on March 21, 1960. She passed from this life Sept. 23, 2006, at the age of 46 years.

She grew up in Wewoka and attended Wewoka Schools and Bowlegs High School, where she graduated in 1979.

She worked at Moore’s IGA, Anthony’s Department Store, and at the Seminole County Courthouse, all in Wewoka. In Konawa she had worked at Sooner State Bank, but her recent years were spent as a homemaker.

Vonda loved corresponding with others and because of this she had many friends.

Her husband Kirby J. Trimble preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 2005.

Her only child, Kirby Landon Trimble of the home and her parents Gene and Esther Carter, also of Konawa, survives her.

In addition, survivors include one sister and brother in law, Delena and Bill Blackwood of Moore; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Don and Delana Carter of Stevensville, Mont. and Tim Carter of Shreveport, La. and nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers the family requests any gift or donation be made to Landon Trimble in care of Grace Community Church, P.O. Box 360, Konawa, Okla. 74849.

 

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Burniece Tull

Funeral services for longtime former Seminole resident Burniece Hazeldel Tull are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Leon Wilson to officiate.

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

Tull, 90, died Friday, April 7, 2006 at Golden Rule Nursing Home in Shawnee. She was born Aug. 6, 1915 in Tell, Texas to William Enoch Jarrell and Viola (Windle).

She retired from Pioneer nursing Home in 1989 as a cook and was a member of the Church of Christ. Tull moved to Seminole from Oklahoma City in 1960 and was a current resident of Shawnee.

Her husband, Clyde Tull; sons, Robert Thurman Snead, Paul David Snead and Danny Ray Snead and daughter, Burniece Petray preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sons, Otis Snead of Tahlequah, Kenneth Snead of Stillwater and Ronnie Tull of Seminole; one daughter, Patricia Hacker of Mustang; two brothers, Earl Jarrell of Anderson, Ind. and Bertis Jarrell of San Antonio, Texas; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Shelvin Tull, Brandon Tull, Brian Fleming, Bruce Fleming, Tyler Hileman and Eric Jones.

Honorary bearers are Tony Perry and Richard Goforth.

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

 

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Willie Underwood

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Willie Bond Underwood were set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, at the Hitchitee Methodist Church.

Mike Harjo, Houston Tiger, Abraham Jackson and Paul Donnie Wolf were set to officiate.

Burial was set to follow at the Harjo Family Cemetery in Seminole County.

A wake service for Underwood was held Monday night at 6 p.m., and Underwood’s body was moved to the church at 4 p.m.

Underwood died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, in Midwest City, at the age of 60.

He was born on June 18, 1946, in Seminole, Oklahoma to Tecumseh Underwood and Nagie (Harjo) Underwood.

Underwood was a retired Vietnam veteran, where he was in the 101st Airborne and he received the Purple Heart.

Underwood was a member of the Hitchitee Methodist Church and was a Seminole Nation Tribal Member.

He was a member of the Mikasuki Band and of the "Sweet Potato" clan. He was also on the Pow Wow trail for a number of years.

Underwood was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.

He is survived by five daughters: Jean Wood of Oklahoma City, Katherine Harjo of Bethany, Rosie Tiger of Wewoka, Bonita Underwood of Tahlequah, and Bonnie Underwood of Bethany; a son, William Underwood of Bethany; three brothers: Tecumseh Underwood of Maud, Victor Underwood of Seminole, and Ted Underwood of Seminole; four sisters: Jo Kay Berryman of Shawnee, Donna Gayton of Ceiling, Pam Underwood of Shawnee, and Rhonda Underwood of Ada; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers were set to be Honece Pipestem, Chris Pipestem, Will Pipestem, Sam Spencer, Nathan Harjo, and Michael Haney.

Honorary bearers were Teddy Harjo, Donald Fixico, Larry Wolf, Kendall Tiger, Dylan Spencer, Sugar Bear Martin and Scott Martin.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Charlene Upchurch

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Charlene Upchurch are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Church of God in Holdenville.

Burial is to follow at McMahan Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Jon Ewers, Rev. Dale Jennings and Rev. Doris Upchurch officiating.

Mrs. Upchurch passed away in Norman on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006 at 73 years of age. She was born Jan. 20, 1933 in Hughes County to Odus and Gladys Bernard Stringfellow.

Charlene attended Moss Schools and on Feb. 26, 1949 she married Howard Upchurch at the First Church of God Parsonage in Holdenville.

She was raised in the Moss area until moving to Seminole after marrying Howard, where they lived until 1976 when Howard’s work moved them to East Texas. They returned to Hughes County in 1986.

Charlene was a longtime member of the First Church of God and was a charter member of the church’s quilting group.

She enjoyed caring for her home and family, especially baking and making dozens of cookies and pies to try to get everyone’s favorite.

Charlene participated in the Lamar Senior Citizen’s annual "Nashville Now" fundraiser and she enjoyed life and people almost as much as they enjoyed her.

Her parents and a great-grandchild, Holden Hughes, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Howard Upchurch, of the home; four children, Charlotte Horton and husband, Dave, of Seminole, Kathy Johns and husband, Les, of Eufaula, Jim Upchurch and wife, Kay, of Tecumseh and Angelia Upchurch of Holdenville; grandchildren, Cheryl Stevens of Seminole, Alicia Hughes and husband, Jeromy, of Pampa, Texas, Courtney Upchurch of Tulsa, and Kristi Splawn and husband, Chris, of Asher.

Charlene leaves three great-grandchildren, Hunter Hughes, Brittney Stevens and Mackenzie Stevens; brothers and sisters, Juanita Brown of Holdenville, Jeannie Harmon of Holdenville, Lloyd Stringfellow and wife, Ina, of Holdenville, Harold Dean Stringfellow and wife, Francis, of Jacksonville, Arkansas, Patsy Hladik and husband, Gene, of Wichita, Kansas and Billie Lynn Leewright of Holdenville along with a host of nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

 

 

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Terry Valadez

Graveside services for Wewoka native Terry Russell Valadez were held today at 11 a.m. at the Family Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home, Stratford.

Valadez, 75 of Holdenville, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2006 in Midwest City. He was born Jan. 18, 1931 in Wewoka to Rosanna (Wolf) and Felix Valadez.

He was a jeweler and a member of the New Life Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Valadez lived in Oklahoma City, and for the past seven years he lived in Wewoka.

Surviving are three daughters, Alice Davenport and Annie Huges, both of Midwest City and Margie Kelley of Oklahoma City; one stepdaughter, Pearleen Lewellen of Choctaw; one sister, Irene Freeman; 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Christina Vallejo

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident, Christina Vallejo, are scheduled for Saturday in Long Beach, Calif.

A memorial service will be planned for a later date in Oklahoma.

Vallejo, 16, died suddenly Friday, Nov. 3, 2006 at her home in Apple Valley, Calif. She was born Sept. 10, 1990 in Compton, Calif. and is the daughter of Paula and Thomas Jr. Vallejo.

She moved to Wewoka when she was 10 years old and attended Wewoka Public Schools before attending Holdenville Schools.

Surviving are her grandparents, Paul and Debbie Brinsfield of Wewoka and Lloyd and Judy Cross of Holdenville.

A full obituary is planned to run in The Producer at a later time.

Charles Dean Vogann

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Charles Dean "Charlie" Vogann are scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday at Floral Haven Chapel in Tulsa.

Visitation will be from 6 – 8 p.m. tonight. Services are under the direction of Floral Haven Chapel, 6500 S. 129th East Ave., Broken Arrow.

Charlie died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006 near Okay, Okla. while participating in a charity bicycle ride. He was born Oct. 3, 1990 in Shawnee to Randy and Sheila Sanders Vogann.

Charlie lived and attended schools in Seminole until moving to the Tulsa area with his parents in the spring of 2005.

He finished the 2005 school year at Union schools, before transferring to Catoosa schools where he was a sophomore at the time of his death.

Charlie enjoyed computers, and fishing and camping with his dad. He loved going to construction job sites with his dad, and had dreams of some day becoming an engineer.

Charlie is survived by his parents, Randy and Sheila Vogann of the home in rural Broken Arrow; sisters, Sabrina Aldrich and Christy Pressley, both of Tulsa; aunt, Staci Whitaker and husband Chris, of Tulsa; uncle, Tom Sanders and wife Connie, of Broken Arrow; aunt, Sandra Leah Hermes of Las Cruces, N.M.; aunt, Katrinka Lynn Cordova and husband Edward of Las Cruces, N.M.; uncle, Richard Arlen Vogann Jr., of Las Cruces, N.M.; maternal grandparents, Clarence and Patricia Dill of Tulsa and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Charlie Vogann memorial marker fund.

 

 

 

 

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Robert G. Wade

To be with God and not with man was Robert G. Wade’s eternal plan.

So he closed his eyes and breathed his last.

All his pain and suffering is now all in the past.

He reached out and took an Angel’s hand.

Now he’s with "MOM" in the Promised Land.

So though we know we’ve shared his last mile.

We look toward heaven and try our very best to smile.

For he’s not lost to us forevermore.

We’ll meet again on the celestial shore.

So remember the good times, hold all those memories dear.

That’s the way we will always keep him near.

Funeral services for Seminole native Robert G. Wade are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Chesser officiating.

Interment is to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Seminole under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Robert G. Wade went to be with his Lord on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006 at Parkland Manor Nursing Home in Prague. He was born July 17, 1934 in Seminole to Katie (Turner) Wade.

He spent most of his childhood in Seminole County and lived in the Wewoka area from 1973. He was employed at Big Yank, Inc. from 1973 until 1991.

His mom, Katie T. Bramblett; brothers, Leonard Williams, James Williams, J.T. Wade and Howard Thompson and sisters, Ruth Williams and Helen Neeley preceded him n death.

His children and their spouses survive him: Matt and Betsy Wade of Seminole, Brett and Tammy Wade of Konawa, Kelli and Steve Bryant of Wewoka and grandchildren, Jacee Wade, Cassie Wade, Shayla Wade, Austyn Wade, Morgan wade, Braxton Bryant, Carter Bryant, Adam Wilson, Christy Wilson, Lindsey Wilson, Brittany Bailey, Brooke Bryant and Alexis Bryant.

He would have welcomed his first great-grandchild, a girl, in November.

Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

 

 

Marta Walker

Maud resident Marta Unita Walker, 97, passed from this life on Monday, July 10, 2006, at Seminole Estates Nursing Facility in Seminole, Oklahoma.

She was born March 22, 1909, in Brandsville, Mo., to William Lafayette and Eliza Belle (Moore) Parks.

She married Fred Ervin Walker on April 17, 1926, in Kiefer, Okla. Following their marriage they lived and worked in Cromwell, Struggleville, Fittstown, Beebe, Wewoka, and Bethany before retiring to Maud.

Her husband Fred was a loving husband who adored his wife. Often as they strolled down the streets, he would lean down to kiss her cheek. He stood a full foot over her yet gave her the nickname "Beartracks" even though her manner was very mild.

He had named her after a boss he had while working in the oilfield, "Beartrack Jones." He was a rough and tough man and nothing ever escaped his scrutiny. Fred also enjoyed telling people she had a good left hook.

The nickname stayed with her the rest of her life.

She was an excellent seamstress, having taught herself to sew at an early age, and received blue ribbons at Oklahoma State Fairs for her sewing.

Marta was able to attend school for only eight years, but when she was 65, she returned to school and earned her high school diploma. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Maud and had also been a member of the Delphian Study Club in Maud.

She loved her family and her God and as she grew older, her constant prayer was that she would not forget her God.

"Beartracks" is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 44 years in 1971; two sons-in-law, Farris Austin and Luther Harrison; one grandson, Jim Austin; one great-grandson, Matthew Austin; her brothers, Jimmy, Homer, Ned J. and Ted L. Parks; her sisters, Nina Parks, Marie Parks, Lurene Herion, Nada Dunbar, and Wilma Henson. She is also preceded in death by two special friends and neighbors, Al and Betty Knight.

She leaves to cherish her memory, three daughters and their husbands: Frances Austin of Plainville, Kan.; Beth and Bill Shipman of Maud; and Ray and Mimi Lee of Maud.

Nine grandchildren and their spouses also survive Walker: Frank and Corrine Austin of Tustin, Calif.; Darrell and Nancy Austin of Fort Collins, Colo.; Steve and Alisa Austin Dreher of Plainville, Kan.; Walter and Namiqa Shipman of Big Spring, Texas; Bret Shipman of Maud; Douglas and Donna Harrison of Milledgeville, Ga.; Martin and Pam Harrison of Lincoln, Neb.; Jonathan and Leslie Harrison of Mission Viejo, Calif.; and Jeff Harrison of Knoxville, Tenn.

She is also survived by 19 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2006, at the Trinity Baptist Church in Maud. Rev. Wayne Taylor and Rev. Namiqa Shipman will officiate.

Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Mounds.

Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home. See www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

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Plawie Walker

Funeral services and burial for Seminole native Plawie Walker are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Little Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Callaway-Smith –Cobb Funeral Home, Marlow, Okla.

Plawie Walker departed this life Friday, Dec. 22, 2006 after a good, long life of 92 years. She moved to Ft. Worth, Texas from Velma-Alma, Okla. five years ago to be close to her daughter and other family.

Plawie Myrtis Spoonemore was born June 7, 1914 in Seminole. There are a number of Spoonemore relatives in the Seminole County area.

She loved family get-togethers such as; birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and reunions. Plawie was known for her quick wit and joked with everyone to the very end.

In addition to faithful attendance and singing in choirs of Seminole, Del City, Velma and Alma Baptist churches she belonged to, she ministered as a volunteer at Falls Creek youth camps, vacation Bible schools and in many other ways.

She loved her family and her Lord Jesus. Plawie loved and supported missionaries at home and abroad.

Now, she sings in a heavenly choir, praising God and our Savior Jesus Christ.

Her husband of 47 years, Glenn F. Lane; second husband, Frank Walker; brother, George Spoonemore; sister, Myrtle Taylor and son, Gary Lane, preceded Plawie in death.

She is survived by daughter, Glenda McDonald and husband, Rosser, of Ft. Worth; daughter-in-law, Margaret Lane of Miami, Fla.; sister-in-law, Darla Spoonemore of Velma; stepdaughters and their families, Ann Coody of Lawton and Rosemary Greener of Austin, Texas; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Ronda Cooper, Rhonda Addison, Curtis McDonald, Renda Welch, Gennifer Briggs, Gary Lane and granddaughter, Melissa Lane; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great granddaughters; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

 

Thomas E. Walker

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Tommy Walker are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church.

Rev. Michael Vallandingham will officiate the service and Joe Vallandingham will officiate the interment at 2 p.m. in Oak Park Cemetery, Chandler.

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

Walker, 58, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006 in Shawnee. He was born Sept. 25, 1947 in Chandler to Morgan and Mary (Miller) Walker.

Tommy loved to fish and drive his Ford pickup, and also loved to spend time with his family.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wewoka and graduated in 1966 from Wewoka High School.

Tommy retired from Tinker Field after 36 years of service and was a member of the Methodist Men’s Prayer Group, the Wewoka Quarterback Club, First Baptist Church Choir and was a Sunday school teacher at Oakridge Nursing Home.

His father, Morgan Walker and brother, Johnny Ray Walker preceded him in death.

Surviving Tommy is his wife Elwanda of the home; mother Wanetta Walker of Chandler; sister and brother-in-law, Moretta and Jim Lucas of Agra; nephew Morgan Clayton Lucas of Stillwater; stepchildren, Jonathan and wife Tina Pennington of Tahlequah, David A. Pennington of Wewoka and Melody Maxwell and five grandchildren, Heath, Haley, Hunter, Kayla and Edward.

In addition special friends, Grace McMullen, Bertha Simpson, Martha Anderson, Nadine Henry, Jackie O’Brien, Carol Harris, Pat Comstock, Terry Bruner, Stanley Alexander, Paul Loeffelholz and the coffee drinkers at Roberts Drug Store and friends at Tinker Air Force Base survive him.

Pallbearers for the services will be David A. Pennington, Jonathan Pennington, Richard Jones, Edward Maxwell, Heath Pennington and Morgan Clayton Lucas. Honorary bearers will be the Methodist Men’s Prayer Breakfast Group.

 

 

 

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James Wall

Graveside services for longtime Seminole businessman and co-founder of the Newton Wall Company, James Newton (Newt) Wall, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holdenville Cemetery.

The celebration of his remarkable life will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Seminole.

Services are under the direction of Walker Funeral Home of Shawnee.

James Wall was called to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006. He died at home in Shawnee encircled by his loving family.

Newt was born Aug. 8, 1932 in Holdenville to Isaac Newton Wall and Maurine (Tucker) Wall. Both parents and two brothers, Harold and B.K., preceded him in death.

He leaves his cherished wife of 54 years, Mary Ellen (Ewing) Wall; daughters and sons-in-law, Laura and Robert Cox of Norman, Nancy and John Vincent of Houston, Texas, Elizabeth Wall of Shawnee, Jamie and David Hammons of Shawnee and Amy and Daniel Coroama of Washington, Mo.

Other survivors are one sister, Charlotte Lowe and brother-in-law, Jim Lowe of Shawnee; longtime special family friend, Linda Stonecipher of Shawnee; sisters-in-law, Idamae Mattheyer of Stillwater and Francis Gillaspy of Shawnee and 11 nieces and nephews.

Also mourning him are 17 adoring grandchildren who he loved in return, Wes, Ben and Alyse Cox, Jonathan and Cameron Vincent, Julie and husband Chris Martin, Andy and wife Baylee Hammons, Nate, Libby, Kate, Trudy and Emma Hammons, Josiah, Emily, Matthew, Laura Beth and Joshua Coroama.

Among the others who will greatly miss him are numerous business associates, many longtime employees, Rivergate Alumni and multitudes of admiring friends.

Newt attended Holdenville Schools where he distinguished himself both in academics and sports.

He was named a high school All-American football player and was inducted in to the Holdenville Sports Hall of Fame.

He was president of his senior class and the student council. Newt attended East Central and Oklahoma Universities on football scholarships.

Newt joined the National Guard while still in high school and was called to active duty with the 45th Infantry Division to serve in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in September 1951.

His many successful business ventures commenced at the age of 10 with a newspaper route. He also started what may be Oklahoma’s first fast food enterprise with a hamburger drive-in at the age of 17.

Newt Wall was the chairman of the Newton Wall Company, which he co-founded with his father and brothers. In 1954, when he joined the company, there were two stores, one in Shawnee and one in Stillwater.

The Newton Wall Co. stores are now in 28 locations in Oklahoma, Texas and Mississippi.

He was on the Board of Directors and was the principal stockholder of Vision Bank of Ada, Prague, Meeker and Durant.

Among his many charities and philanthropically interests is Oklahoma Baptist University; Seminole State College; Oh Be Joyful Church of Crested Butte, Colo.; Eagle Flight Ministries; Rivergate Men’s Retreat and individual college scholarships.

He served three terms on the Seminole State College Board of regents, two terms as president.

While he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seminole, he served as deacon, Sunday school department director and held other offices.

He was currently a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church of Shawnee.

Newt founded both the Seminole Prayer Breakfast and Rivergate’s Men’s Retreat in 1983.

The purpose of Rivergate is to gather men around the person of Jesus Christ. Men are invited to attend the four-day sessions at random and by personal referral. They attend without costs.

Rivergate is celebrating its 23rd year and one of Newt’s greatest joys was to see the changed lives that came from Rivergate Retreats.

He was always the happiest when he was helping someone who needed a friend.

Casket bearers for the services will be his grandsons and the honorary bearers will be the men of Rivergate. They will also be officiating at the services.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Eagle Flight Ministries, P.O. Box 1247, Shawnee, OK 74802.

 

 

 

 

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Kay Moreland Waller

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Kay Moreland Waller are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday at the First Baptist Church with Jim Waller (brother-in-law) to officiate.

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

Kay passed away, Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at the age of 63. She was born, July 30, 1942 in Cordell, Okla. to Joe Kenneth and LaNore (Patterson) Craft.

She was a graduate of Pleasant Grove High School. She worked as a beautician at Arvilla’s Beauty Shop for over 15 years.

Kay owned and raced her own racehorses and loved gardening.

She is survived by her husband of the home, Tom Waller; father and stepmother, Joe and Dottie Craft; two sons, Keith and Lori Moreland of Goliad, Texas and Kendall and Barbara Moreland of Bellville, Texas; two brothers, Randy and Peggy Craft of Victoria, Texas and Terry and Judy Craft of Cushing, Okla. and two sisters, Phyllis and Ollie Adams and Pam and Steve Gustus, all of Seminole.

Four grandchildren, Kendra Burnside, Kyle Moreland, Kayla Moreland, Kane Moreland and one step-grandson, Eddie Griffin and nine nieces and nephews, Kim Hooker, Rory O'Neil, Julie Branson, Tiffany Portewig, Courtney Craft, Rodney Craft, Lacy Zeisek, Tony Craft and Josh Craft also survive her.

Her mother, LaNore Craft; her daughter, Dian Moreland Griffin and nephew, Trinton Keith Craft, preceded her in death.

The family suggests that in memory of Kay, donations may be made to Faith Hospice of Seminole.

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

 

 

 

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Paul Waltman

Funeral services for longtime Maud resident Paul Waltman were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Maud.

Burial followed, with military honors, at Cummings Cemetery in Maud, under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

Rev. Wayne Taylor officiated the service.

Waltman died Aug. 19, 2006, Saturday, at his home in Maud, at the age of 73.

He was born Jun 7, 1933, in Maud, to Martin Waltman and Florence (Bussey) Waltman.

Waltman went to school in Maud, graduating from Maud high school in 1951.

He married Joy Carol Hill on July 15, 1952 at the Rock Church in the Remus Community near Maud.

In 1953, Waltman joined the U.S. Army, where he earned the National Defense Service Medal and received an honorable discharge with the rank of corporal.

He worked for Moran-K Oil in Seminole for 30 years and was a production superintendent.

Waltman was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Joy Waltman, of the home; two sons, Britt Waltman, of Maud, and Boyd Waltman, of Tahlequah; two brothers, Pete Waltman of Bakersfield, Calif., and Bill Waltman, of Fayetteville, Ark.; one sister, Pauline Wilson, of Mineral Wells, Texas; and six grandchildren.

Casket bearers were listed as Britt Waltman, Boyd Waltman, Byron Waltman, Jan Northcott, Stan Gregory, Brian Jenkins, Earl Jenkins, Gavin Acree, and Eric Acree.

Honorary bearers were listed as Carol Williams, Sharon Northcott, Sue Herriman, Jacqueline "Jackie" Acree, Kathy Wilson, Melissa Wilson, Kyle Wilson, Michael Waltman, and Shelby Waltman.

 

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Esther Ward

Graveside services for Seminole resident Esther Allene (Dodson) Ward are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of the Swearingen Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Chesser, Jr. officiating.

Ward died Friday in Seminole at the age of 97. She was born June 21, 1909 in Fairplay Missouri to Albert and Clellie (Slatter) Dodson.

May 5, 1993, Ward married Raymond Derrell Ward in Bullhead City, Ariz. She waited tables for many years while she lived in California.

In May of 2003, Ward moved to Seminole from Fresno, Calif. Where she was a member of the State of California Old Time Fiddlers Association.

Ward is survived by her husband of Seminole; two stepsons, Preston K. Ward of Squaw Valley, Calif., and Ronald Derrell Ward of Tulary, Calif.; daughter Tammy (Ward) Hass of Visalin Calif.; and two grandsons who reside in California.

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

Troy Ray Ware

Funeral services for Seminole native Troy Ray Ware are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the North Fork Baptist Church officiated by Dr. Bruce Sanders.

Burial is to follow service at Oakwood Cemetery in Mounds, Okla. under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Checotah.

Visitation will be today from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and tomorrow from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Ware, 61, of the Eufaula area, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006 at his home in Runaway Bay Estates. Troy was born March 17, 1924 at Seminole, the son of Rubert and Lena (Lane) Ware.

He was united in marriage to Pat Banks on April 23, 1945. He was a member of the North Fork Baptist Church where he enjoyed working with the builders as they repaired and built churches in surrounding areas.

Troy always had a good story to tell and kept friends and family laughing. When in his 70’s he built his retirement home on Lake Eufaula with the help of his wife Pat.

Troy was a good man, loved and adored by many and will be missed. He could always bring a smile to your face and a laugh to your heart.

His parents; five brothers, Clyde, Roger, George, Ira J. and Lloyd; one sister, Florence Smith; nephews, Jim and Johnny Ware and Jerry and Ronnie Smith, all of Seminole and two nieces, Kerrie and Angele Jackson preceded him in death.

Troy is survived by his wife Pat of the home; two daughters, Patricia Hall of Flippin, Ark. and Lenda Breeding of Shawnee; four grandsons, Troy and Roy Hall and dad Lowell, Matthew and his wife Elise of Moore, Timothy of Norman and dad Dan Breeding and one sister, Sharon Jackson and husband Gerald of Konawa.

In addition, three nephews, Gene Smith of Bella Vista, Ark., Michael Jackson of Miami, Okla. and Steve Ware of Oklahoma City; five nieces, Peggy Bowen of Burbank, Okla., Susan Shipley of Ada, Rita Scott of Eufaula, Debbie Chesser of Holdenville and Sandy Plum of Bristow and two loving sisters-in-law, Grace Brunelle of Red River, N.M. and Nadja Cole of Calif. survive him.

Casket bearers will be his grandsons and their dads, with honorary casket bearers to be Norman Wagoner, Red Collins, Chas Young and Raymond Foutch.

The family suggests that memorial donations may be made to the Free Clinic at North Fork Baptist Church.

Daniel Watson

Funeral service for longtime Earlsboro resident Daniel Watson are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at First Indian Baptist Church, Shawnee, with Rev. Ellis Rolette and Eastman Factor officiating.

Burial will follow at Mack Family Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

A wake service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday at First Indian Baptist Church.

Watson, 69, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2006 in Shawnee. He was born Sept. 11, 1936 in Wewoka to Willie B. and Winey M. Ellis.

He has lived in Shawnee and the surrounding area nearly all of his life; living in Earlsboro since 1985.

Daniel was a Bethel High School graduate and attended Oklahoma Christian University.

He served with the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.

On Aug. 23, 1955 he married Frankie L. Kaseca in Shawnee.

He retired from Tinker Air Force Base as a computer analyst and was a member of the Seminole Nation and attended Abiding Grace Tabernacle.

Daniel enjoyed bowling, playing and coaching baseball and fast pitch softball. The name of his softball team was "Shawnee Braves," alongside of coaching women’s softball and basketball teams, in addition to little league sports.

He had a passion for playing his bass guitar and singing at church services.

His son, Timothy Owen; his parents and a brother, Theodore Watson preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; six sons and four daughters-in-law, Greg and Martha Watson of Shawnee, Darrell Watson of Wintzville, Mo., Tommy and Ella Watson of Shawnee, Danny Watson of Oklahoma City, Brent and Lisa Watson of Shawnee and Patrick and Jamie Watson of McLoud.

In addition, surviving is his former daughter-in-law, Carolyn Blanchard of Shawnee; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Leroy and Henryetta Ellis of Tecumseh and JoAnn Watson of Tecumseh; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

 

 

 

 

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Beverley Jean Watters

Beverley Jean Watters was born on Oct. 18, 1950, to Arrie Jackson and Iva Jean (Moody) Reich in Tulare, Calif.

The family moved to Wewoka in 1967. Beverley graduated high school in Wewoka in 1968. She was united in marriage to Derrell G. Watters on July 12, 1968, in Wewoka. The couple then moved to Morrison, where they have lived since 1976.

Beverley is remembered as being a very selfless woman who would do anything she could to help others. She loved writing poetry and had a talent for doing so.

She was a devoted Christian woman and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Morrison.

She enjoyed gardening and spending time outdoors. She especially liked being in and around the water and loved going to the lake. She was a good cook and also enjoyed going antique shopping. She was a very tidy lady who loved cleaning her home.

Beverley loved spending time with her family and was present at all school and sporting events that her family was a part of. She enjoyed being with her grandchildren and was a very loving wife and mother.

She is described as being one of the most generous and giving individuals that anyone knew and will be deeply missed by all.

Beverley passed away at her home in Morrison on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006. She was 55 years of age.

She is survived by her father, Arrie Reich and wife Norma of Sasakawa; husband, Derrell Watters of the home; three children, Regina Michelle Hilger and husband Johnny of Sand Springs, Terri Daniece Treat and husband Bradley of Morrison, Michael Wesley Watters and wife Amy of Masham; five grandchildren, Heath and Hunter Hilger, Macy Treat, Skylar and Nathan Watters; one brother, Avery Reich; one sister, Melinda Edwards; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Iva Reich; one sister, Violet Ross and one daughter, Tina Renay Watters.

Services for Beverley Watters will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at the First Baptist Church of Morrison. Interment will be at 4 p.m. at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Pastor Phillip Mullins will be officiating. Visitation will be held at Palmer Marler Carberry Funeral Home on Friday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.

The family has entrusted Palmer Marler Carberry Funeral Home with the arrangements. To view an online obituary and sign an online guestbook for Beverley Watters, please visit www.pmcfh.com.

Jenenne Wear

A graveside service for Edmond resident Darla Jenenne Wear is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating.

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

Wear, 45, died Saturday, July 22, 2006 in Edmond. She was born Oct. 13, 1960 in Oklahoma City to Ernest Eugene Wear and Letha (Anderson) Wear.

She graduated from Hennessey high School in 1979 and served in the United States Army. Wear loved God and enjoyed reading in her Bible daily.

Surviving are her parents, Letha and Gene Wear of Seminole; two daughters, Shannon Licinski of Edmond and Sheila Whitton of Porterville, Calif.; three grandchildren and her former husband and father of her children, Stephen Valtr.

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

 

 

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Alan Webb

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Alan Dean Webb are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Wewoka Indian Methodist Church in Yeager, Okla.

Rev. Dan Factor will be officiating the services with Rev. Leonard Factor assisting.

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

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

Webb, 26, died Tuesday, July 18, 2006 in Tulsa. He was born Jan. 13, 1980 in Shawnee to Ken and Lela (Miller) Webb.

He grew up in the Wewoka area and attended school in Wewoka and Scripp Ranch, Calif.

On April 19, 2004 he married Jennifer Lowe in Wewoka. He was working for John L. Lewis as an operator.

Survivors include his wife of Wewoka; two children, Taitlyn Webb and Kalan Webb, both of Wewoka; parents, Kenneth Webb and Lela Webb of Florida; grandparents, W.K. and Virginia Webb of Maryville, Tenn. and grandmother, Mary Glee Factor of Sasakwa.

In addition, surviving he has two brothers, Nakia Webb and Kenny Webb, both of Florida and five sisters, Maggie Webb of Florida, Jodie Webb of Wewoka, Kristin Webb and Carrie Webb, both of Florida and Jessica Vogle of Muskogee.

Pallbearers for the services will be Mark Brennan, Larry Brennan, Tony Factor, Larry Nuchols, Patrick Harjo, Roger Davis and Barry Boling.

Honorary bearers will be James Lowe, Jon Lowe, Jordan Miller, Ray Dyer, Amin Factor and Ali Mayahi.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jimmy Welch

Funeral services for Jimmy Wayne Welch are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Father McSherry and Deacon Dennis R. Frazier officiating.

Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wetumka Cemetery with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating.

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

Welch, 54, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was born Nov. 19, 1951 south of Wetumka near the Horntown community to John Lloyd and Grace "Tippin" Welch.

He was raised in the Horntown community and graduated from Moss High School in 1970. Welch then graduated from East Central State University in Ada in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and was on the Dean’s Honor List.

Welch was employed at the Oklahoma State Department of Central Services for 25 years and then owned and operated Welch Consultating.

On April 11, 2003 he married Pamela Garrity and was a member of the Masons and the India Masonic Shrine Temple in Oklahoma City.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and Nascar racing.

His parents and one brother, Ralph L. Welch preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Pamela Welch of the home and five siblings, Rena Pitts of Holdenville, Rosalee Mulanax of Weatherford, Texas, Roy Welch of Horntown, Ruth Reich of Wewoka and David Welch of Katy, Texas.

In lieu of flowers the family has suggested donation be sent to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 2121 N. Portland, Oklahoma City, OK 73107 in his memory.

 

 

 

Troy Welch

Funeral services for lifelong Bowlegs area resident Troy E. Welch are scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday at the First Assembly of God Church in Bowlegs with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating.

Interment is to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Seminole under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Welch, 68, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006 at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City. He was born May 20, 1938 to Ernest William and Beatrice Othela (Campbell) Welch in Shawnee.

On Feb. 6, 1955 he married Norma D. Hilton in Seminole and has worked in the oilfield for the past 20 years as a self-employed pumper.

He is a member of the Bowlegs First Assembly of God Church.

His parents, one brother, Walter Danyear Welch and one sister, Ethel Sexton preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; three sons, Troy Dewayne Welch of Seminole, Daniel Lee Welch of Seminole and William Douglas Welch of Ponca City; three daughters, Deborah Cecil of Bowlegs, Denorma Phillips of Maud, Angel Dianne Welch of Bowlegs; two brothers, Leroy Welch of Earlsboro and Clifford Welch of Indiana; one sister, Viola Hopkins of Shawnee; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Dewayne Welch, Daniel Welch, Doug Welch, Silas Welch, Steve Welch and Timmy Gentry.

Honorary bearers will be Matthew Welch, Jeremy Welch, Marcus Welch, Tony Gentry, Billy Cecil, Joe Doyle, Christopher gentry, Jordan Welch, Gene Welch, Teri Gentry and Kaylin Welch.

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

 

 

 

 

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Roland Wells

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Roland Oscar Wells are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Carson Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Black and Rev. Larry Chesser officiating.

Interment will follow at Carson cemetery under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home, Wetumka.

Roland passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2006 at his home at the age of 91. He was born Sept. 8, 1914 in Hanna, Okla. to Oscar L. and Edith A. (Wallace) Wells.

He spent the early years of his childhood in Hanna and as a child he later moved with his family to the Dustin area, where he attended Carson and Lamar schools.

Roland entered the United States Army and honorably served his country during Word War II.

On April 6, 1946 he married Louise Robison in Holdenville. They made their home in Carson where they farmed.

Later they relocated to Texas for several years where he worked in the oil fields. The couple then returned to the Wewoka area around 1970, but would move back and forth before finally settling in Wewoka in 1999.

Roland worked for the Sunray Oil Company and stayed throughout their changes before retiring in 1972.

His hobbies included spending time with his grandchildren and telling them stories. Family was a very important to Roland.

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

His parents and his brothers, James and Jess preceded him in death.

Roland is survived by his wife, Louise of the home; four sons, Dickie Wells of Pampa, Texas, David Wells and wife Tina of McCamey, Texas, Henry Wells and wife Mary of Wewoka and James Wells of Henryetta; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dave Wells of Eufaula and Pete Wells of Ft. Gibson; four sisters, Rosemary Western of Norman, Pauline Huddleson of Wetumka, Ruth Stranger of Okmulgee and Carolyn McNeil of Turpin and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Pallbearers for the services will be Dickie Wells, David Wells, Henry Wells, Sr., James Wells, Henry Wells, Jr., Brad Nickels and Michael Paul.

Carmen Werrell

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Carmen V. Werrell are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Amanda Lockwood officiating.

She will be laid to rest at IOOF Cemetery in Norman on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007.

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

Carmen passed away Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006 at the age of 92 in Tulsa. She was born Sept. 14, 1914 in Moore to Thomas James and Florence (Richardson) Hall.

On June 10, 1939 she married Ira Luther "Red" Werrell and was a member of the Bowlegs Methodist Church.

Carmen was a retired elementary school teacher at Pleasant Grove for many years and also taught water aerobics at Seminole Junior College until she was 87.

Her parents and husband (Jan. 27, 1998) preceded her in death.

Surviving are her nephews and nieces, Larry Kuhlman of Columbus, Texas, Nancy Eamelos of Tulsa, Jerry Kuhlman of West Milford, N.J. and Richard Holmes of Tulsa.

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

 

 

 

 

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Robert West Jr

Wake services for Seminole resident Robert "Smiley" West Jr. are scheduled for 6:30 tonight at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel, Shawnee.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Seminole Baptist Church in Konawa.

Services are under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

West, 44, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006 at OU Medical Center. He was born Aug. 5, 1962 in Pawnee to Robert and Mary Lou (Morgan) West.

He was a member of the Seminole Baptist Church and enjoyed cooking out, playing horseshoes, ice cream, music and spending time with his family.

His parents, grandparents, Willie and Hester West, Alex and Joan Burgess and Emma Foster and one sister, Lucille McGirt preceded him in death.

Surviving are his children, Robert West III and Ricky West; siblings, Ron West, Carolyn West, Marilee Jones, Willette Walker, Kenneth Lindsey, Joyce Gelino, May west, Ryan West and Theresa Stephens and one grandchild.

 

 

 

 

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Nellie Westbrook

Graveside services for longtime Seminole area resident Nellie M. Westbrook are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Little Cemetery with Dan Ransom to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Her husband, Carlton Westbrook who died Dec. 20, 2005 will be laid to rest with her at that time.

Westbrook, 88, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006 at Seminole Medical Center. She was born May 1, 1917 in Ponotoc County with Levi Blevins and Lueaster Brown.

She married Carlton Lester Westbrook on Aug. 2, 1970 in Ft. Worth, Texas and she was a homemaker and attended of the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall of Wewoka.

Her husband Lester, her parents, and two sons, Doyle Tackett and LJ Tackett preceded her in death.

Surviving is one daughter, Wanda Turner of Seminole, 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Satema Westendorf

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Satema "Mickie" Westendorf are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Achena Presbyterian Church in Maud.

Rev. Rick Harjo and Tony Chambliss are to officiate with interment to follow at Little Cemetery.

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

Westendorf, 76 of Maud, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006 at Shawnee Care Center. She was born Dec. 27, 1929 in Seminole to Joe Factor and Minnie (Fife) Factor.

She married Robert J. Westendorf and he preceded her in death in 1980.

Westendorf performed clerical work and was a secretary. She was a member of the Creek Nation and of the Achena Presbyterian Church of Maud.

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Surviving are three cousins, Elsie Rabiee, Lou Deere and Louis Fife, all of Seminole and uncle, Winifred Fife of Maud.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

James L. Wheeler Jr.

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident James L. "Jimmy" Wheeler, Jr. are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday at Cement City Cemetery, Cement, Okla. with Rev. Don Stewart to officiate.

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

Jimmy passed away Monday, April 3, 2006 in his home at the age of 56. He was born Nov. 2, 1949 in San Antonio, Texas to James Wheeler, Sr. and Joan Wiley.

He graduated from Pampa, Texas High School in 1968 and then worked in the oilfield as a roughneck before becoming disabled in 1985.

Jimmy was a member of the Oklahoma Equestrian Trail Riders association (OETRA) and engaged to marry Joyce Ross of Seminole.

One son, James Jason Wheeler (1995) and stepmother, Cherry Wheeler (November 1999) preceded him in death.

Surviving is his father, James Wheeler, Sr. of Seminole; his mother, Joan Wiley of Holden Beach, N.C.; daughter, Jennifer Wheeler of Maryland; one brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Gloria Wheeler of Seminole; one sister and brother-in-law, Patricia "Patty" and Tom Joyce of Largo, Fla.; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

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

 

 

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Daniel White

Daniel Boone "D.B" White passed away, Thursday, May 25, 2006, in Norman at the age of 70.

He was born on July 21, 1935 in Tribbey, to Daniel Boone and Mary Bethel (Ray) White.

He married Johnnie Sue (McDaniel) on Dec. 6, 1956, in Ada.

He was retired from the United States Air Force, and while in the air force he was a staff sergeant with the 461 Combat Defense SQ SAC Strategic Air Command.

He was military disabled.

He was a member of the Dav-Lifetime member of the disabled association of Veterans.

He served as a deacon at the Free Will Baptist Church and was a longtime member of the church.

White loved hunting and fishing, working on his property, spending time with his family and puppies. He loved get-togethers and cookouts.

He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Sue White of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Zane and Diana White of Seminole; three daughters and sons-in-law, Suzanna and Cam Dooley of Yukon, Laurie and Ronnie Calaway of Yukon, and Kathy White Richmond of Seminole; two brothers, Thomas White of Seminole, and Burney White of Shawnee; three sisters, Marqueriette Wilson of Earlsboro, Oleta McFatridge of Ardmore, and Aline; one special sister-in-law, Louise White; seven grandchildren, Amber White, Heather White-Richards, Cama Dooley, Jonathon Calaway, Megan Calaway, Dayna Grandstaff and Trey Richmond; two great grandchildren, Britton Richards and Austyn Lee White-Richards, the sunshine of his life.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at the Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. David McDougal officiating. Interment will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery in Tecumseh.

Swearingen Funeral Home, 100 W. Strother, Seminole, Oklahoma 74868, (405) 382-3456.

 

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Wayne Aldridge

Graveside services for lifelong Seminole County resident Wayne Aldridge are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Sand Creek Cemetery, Cromwell.

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

Aldridge, 87, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2006 at his residence. He was born Nov. 7, 1918 in Okemah to L.N. and Mary Aldridge.

On Jan. 10, 1942 he married Grace Robertson in Okemah.

He was retired from Tinker Air Force Base and had spent much of his life farming and raising cattle.

Aldridge was a veteran of World War II and had been deployed to Casa Blanca, Morocco on Nov. 8, 1942 and then on the North African campaign, to the invasion of Sicily, to Italy and to Northern France in the winter of 1944.

In May of 1945 he was deployed to Darmstadt, Germany for the Battle of the Bulge. He returned Oct. 5, 1945 as a tech sergeant with the 927th Signal Corp. of the United States Air Force.

His brothers, Jack, Marlin, Cliff and Matt Aldridge and two sisters, Clara Glenn and Alice Browning preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Grace of the home; two sons, Ronald and Harold Aldridge, both of Okemah; brother, Alvis Aldridge of Tulsa; four grandsons, one granddaughter and six great-grandchildren.

Wanda Whiteker

A private memorial service has been scheduled for former Sasakwa resident Wanda (Epperley) Whiteker for 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Whiteker, 76, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006 at her home in Middleburg, Fla. She was born in Sasakwa on Sept. 18, 1929.

She and her family moved to Wewoka and then on to Muskogee, where she graduated from Central High School in 1947.

Whiteker worked for Southwestern Bell telephone Company.

On May 11, 1955 she married Dean Whiteker and they moved to Panama City, Fla. in 1979.

Surviving is daughter, Kevin (Whiteker) Musgrave and one grandson.

 

 

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Frances Whitford

Funeral services for Seminole resident Frances Belle Whitford are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with Pastor Tommy Clark to officiate.

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

Whitford, 83, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 at her home in Seminole. She was born Sept. 8, 1923 in Neodesha, Kan. to Buford V. Vermillion and Samantha Jane (Hughes) Vermillion.

She moved to Seminole in the summer of 1929 and graduated from Pleasant Grove High School and went on to attend Business College.

On Dec. 26, 1942 she married George W. Whitford in Wewoka.

During the war, she worked at Douglas Aircraft and lived in Oklahoma City until 1945.

In 1945 her husband returned from overseas duty and they made their home in Seminole where she worked as a secretary for Baker Oil Tools and then as a clerk for Sullivan-Dollar Insurance Company.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole, where she taught in the children’s department. Whitford held several different offices while she was a member of WMU for many years.

Whitford has been a Rainbow Girl and enjoyed playing bridge, cooking, sewing and fishing.

Her parents and husband (Sept. 23, 1999) preceded her in death.

Surviving is her daughter, Marsha Schneiter of Oklahoma City; one sister, Marie Harris of Edmond; two grandsons and one great-granddaughter.

Honorary bearers for the services will be Ralph Mason, Dale Eason, Pinky Coates, John W. Harris, lance Schneiter and Trent Schneiter.

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

 

 

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Betty Jean Whitt

Funeral services for Konawa native Betty Jean Whitt are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole with Rev. Gary Pollard officiating.

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

Betty Jean "Pat" Whitt, 75-year-old longtime Oklahoma City resident passed from this life Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006 in Seminole. She was born March 2, 1931 in Konawa to parents Fred S. Snell and Dora Gertrude (Mosley) Snell.

Whitt retired as an interior decorator and moved to Seminole from Oklahoma City in 2004.

Her mother, Dora Snell (1976); father Fred S. Snell (1986); three sisters, Helen Boyd (1986), Shirley Snell and Dortha Lee Snell preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Tana Bright of Blanchard; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Jim Halstead of Oklahoma City; one brother, Bill Snell of Seminole; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Carl Seyfert of Seminole, Nona and Vernon James of Seminole and Johnnie and Ed Hailey of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren, Amy Barnes, Kelly Bright, Kim Ricketts, Jeff Bright, Shaney Dillon, Don Billingsley and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to mention special caregivers for the loving care they have given Mrs. Whitt; Joy Evans, Linda Howell, Beverly Holmes, Mary Nottnagel and Marcene Roberson and Shirley Bryant.

Casket bearers will be Jeff Seyfert, William Snell, Jeff Bright, Mickey Hallmark, Jackie Boyd and Don Billingsley.

Honorary bearers will be Jerry Boyd, Wayne Snell, Aaron White, Brandon White, Todd Dillon, Vernon James, Carl Seyfert, Ed Hailey and Jimmy Halstead.

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

 

 

 

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James Louis Whitt

Funeral Services for long time Seminole resident James "Jim" Louis Whitt are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church of Seminole.

Presiding over the services are Rev. Gary Wilburn and Rev. David Karges. Interment is to follow at Stroud Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Jim died at the age of 81 while under the care of Norman Regional Hospital.

He was born Oct. 4, 1924 in Stroud to Rosco B. Whitt and Drusilla Maye (Worthington) Whitt. Both parents preceded him in death, one infant son also preceded him.

Jim married Thelma Mae Russell on Dec. 25, 1943. They have been married for 62 years, moving to Seminole in 1946 where they have been residents for 60 years.

Mr. Whitt Graduated from Lawton High School and joined the Air Force where he made sergeant as a gunner on a B24.

Jim was past president of the Band Club and Lions Club in Seminole. He is also a former member of the Seminole Bass Club and Fellowship Class of the First United Methodist Church. Jim also enjoyed his volunteer work at the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma Whitt of the home; one daughter, Jeanne (Whitt) Terry and son Tommy Whitt and his wife Tena all of Seminole.

Also surviving are grandsons, Ryan Terry, Eric and T.J. Whitt all of Seminole and granddaughter, Saundra (Whitt) Thompson of Jennings, Okla. and nine great-grandchildren.

Casket Bearers will be, Eric Whitt, Ryan Terry, T.J. Whitt, John Thompson, Shane Richardson and Caleb Whitt.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be, Leon Freeman, Claude Cornelison, Buster Wilcox, Herb Gunter, Bob Webster and Bob Lennard.

Visitation with the family is scheduled for Sunday 12 – 8 p.m. and until service time on Monday.

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

 

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Weldon Willbanks

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Weldon C. Willbanks are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Willbanks, 83, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006 in Seminole. He was born Dec. 5, 1922 in Alvord, Texas to Tom C. Willbanks and Loveta (Limberg) Willbanks.

He graduated from Frederick High School and attended a trade school in Pueblo, Colo.

Willbanks served in the United States Army as a private during World War II and was a self employed rancher and welder.

He married Alice Marie Willbanks on Feb. 20, 1956 in Castlerock, Colo. and she preceded him in death on Aug. 3, 2002.

Willbanks moved to Seminole in 1972 from Cortez, Colo.

His parents and one brother, Fred C. Willbanks also preceded him in death.

Surviving are three sons, Gary Willbanks of Bowlegs, Randy Willbanks of Seminole and Earl Willbanks of Riesel, Texas; four sisters, Ernestine Little of Scottsdale, Ariz., Imogene Schrick of Weatherford, Texas, Betty Kiker of Hereford, Texas and JoAnn Woods of Frederick; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family has suggested that contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Cynthia Williams

Funeral Services for longtime Seminole resident Cynthia Ann Williams are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Immanuel Fellowship Church with Rev. Mickey Keith officiating.

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

Cynthia passed away Monday, March 27, 2006 at the age of 55. She was born on June 6, 1950 to Waldo Amiel and Betty Jean (Larkin) Smith in Clayton, N. M.

She was a graduate of Beaver High in 1968 and received a mud-engineering certificate and associate’s degree from Seminole State College.

She was very active with the Chocolate Festival and the Sound of Music with the Seminole Arts Council, she was active in raising thousands of dollars for the American Heart Association, and was a member of the Legislative Wives "Ohoyahoma" Association where she organized several style shows.

In addition, she was a former member of the Seminole Democratic Women’s Association.

Cynthia met and married Danny Williams on Nov. 21, 1981 in Sherman, Texas. They were married for 25 years.

She was the property owner and manager of Williams’ properties with her husband. Danny and Cynthia were charter members of the new Tri-City Christian Center.

Her last activity was preparing for the upcoming Easter Holiday for her family prior to her accident.

 She is survived by her husband, Danny Williams of the home; parents, Betty and Amiel Smith of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; daughter and son-in-law, Codi and Tony Winters of Tulsa; three sons and daughters-in-law, Andy and Christie Chockley of Tulsa, Kevin and Micki Williams of Ada and Jason and Angelique Williams of Pink, Okla.; one brother, Mark Smith of Tulsa; two sisters, Ollie and husband Bret Sumner of Highlands Ranch, Colo. and Amy Smith of Littleton, Colo.

She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Larkin Winters, Ciaran Winters, Mara Winters, William Chockley, Jesse Chockley, Caleb Williams, Hayley Williams, Melanie Landis and Courtney Landis, and two grandchildren to be born in June and September of 2006.

 Casket Bearers will be Marvin Botsford, Sam Mansell, Charley Ballou, Bruce Cantrell, Willie Rinderer and Roger Streetman.  Honorary Bearers will be Tony Winters, Andy Chockley, Jason Williams, and Kevin Williams.

 In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations may be made to the Seminole Art’s Council, P.O. Box 212, Seminole, OK 74868 and the American Heart Association. P.O. Box 1653, Topeka, KS 66601-1653, in her memory.

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

 

 

 

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Esther Williams

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident Esther Lee Rodden-Williams are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Konawa.

Interment is to follow services at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Rodden-Williams, 95, died Monday, March 27, 2006 at her Konawa residence. She was born Sept. 23, 1910 in Friendship, Okla. to John Robert Owen and Ida Mae (Reed) Robertson.

On Nov. 26, 1924 she married Arville Rodden in Konawa and he preceded her in death in 1973. She married Sidney Williams in 1980 in Byng and he preceded her in death in 1983.

She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ in Sasakwa.

Her parents; husbands; one daughter, Jean Jackman and two grandsons, Rodney Biege and Michael Zweiacher preceded her in death.

Surviving are three daughters, Madge Anders of Konawa, Alice Watters of Sasakwa and Deborah Hays of Skiatook; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and two great-great grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

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Glenn Williams

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Glenn Allen Williams were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Larry Chesser officiated and interment took place at Oakwood Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Glenn, age 64, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2006 at his residence. He was born Oct. 14, 1941 in Wewoka to Wiley and Jewell (Bradley-Kiker) Williams.

He graduated from New Lima High School and on Aug. 12, 1960 he married Shirley Ailshie in Poteau.

Williams owned and operated Glenn’s Meat Processing.

His father and his wife (Aug. 12, 2004) preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother, Jewell Bradley-Kiker of Wewoka; sons, Gary Williams of Seminole and Wesley Williams of Wewoka; daughter, Glennda Belcher of Chandler, Ind.; two brothers, Herbert Williams of Seminole and Bobby Williams of Little; five grandchildren, Tisha, Dakota, Marissa, Tiffany and Dustin; and five great-grandchildren, Randy Jr., Addison, Jaidyn, Tawna and Dakota.

Pallbearers for the services were Billy Williams, Jim Chadick, Zane Smith, Dustin Williams, Matt Williams and Randal Robinson.

Honorary bearers were Michelle Kelly and Latricia Robinson.

 

 

 

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J.O. Wilson

Graveside services for Wewoka native, J.O. Wilson, were held today at 2 p.m. at Vista Cemetery, west of Konawa.

Services were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Wilson, a longtime Oklahoma City resident, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006 at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 81.

He was born Feb. 23, 1925 in Wewoka to S.J. and Emmie (Lewis) Wilson and on Dec. 9, 1949 he married Joyce Katherine Star in Asher, Okla.

Wilson ran mule teams in the logging fields and was a self-employed tree trimmer.

His parents; wife, Joyce Wilson (November 2001) and one brother, Frank Wilson preceded him in death.

Surviving are three sons, Jerry Dean Wilson, Clovis Wilson and Kenny Wilson; one daughter, Annette Raney; one sister, Lorene Green; two half-brothers, Henry and Jesse Wilson; three half-sisters, Mae Ranells, Dorothy Nall and Geraldine and four grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

James ‘Marty’ Wilson

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident James Martin "Marty" Wilson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Konawa High School PAC building with Father Matthew Brown, O.S.B. and Joe Semtner to officiate.

Wake services are scheduled for today at 7 p.m. at Swearingen Chapel, Konawa. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Wilson, 39, died Friday, March 3, 2006 in Konawa. He was born Oct. 8, 1966 in Oklahoma City to Frank R. Wilson and Lee (Platt) Wilson.

On Jan. 6, 1996 he married Melissa Lowry in Konawa and was an insurance agent. He had two bachelor’s degrees, pre-med from east Central University in Ada and business from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

Wilson was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Konawa.

His grandparents, Raymond and Esther Wilson preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; two daughters, Mikala and Mikinley Wilson of the home; his parents, Frank and Lee Wright; four brothers, Frank Wilson Jr. of Konawa, Dusty Wilson of Oklahoma City, Darin Sharp of Dallas, Texas and Chris Sharp of Oklahoma City and his grandmother, Ruby Claborn of Konawa.

Pallbearers for the services will be Todd Jesse, Curtis Radford, Kip Whitekiller, Scott Gentry, Michael Sharp, Paul Gilbert and Mark Stoup.

Honorary bearers will be Jason Lowry, Chris Huckaby, Jim O’Neal, Curtis Wilson, Kevin Wilson, Ed Fixico and Gus Porter.

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

 

 

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Kate Helen Wilson

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Kate Helen Wilson are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church Wewoka, with Chaplain Chris Finley officiating assisted by Rev. Michael Vallandingham.

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

Wilson passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2006 in Oklahoma City, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. She was born on May 28, 1916 in Castle, Okla. to Robert Liles Orr and Thula Josephine (Caroll ) Orr.

Helen was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Wewoka. Helen "Mema "was kind, gentle, and caring person who was ready to help anyone that needed it.

She loved to fish, cook, and garden but most of all; she loved her children and grandchildren.

On New Years Eve 1933 she married Claude Wilson and they lived happily together for 63 years until Claude’s death in 1996.

Her parents and one brother Virgil Orr also preceded her in death.

She is survived by a son Gary of Charleston, S.C.; daughter Joann Dinwiddie and husband Jerry of Yukon and four grandchildren, Tammy Roberts, Greg Dinwiddie, David Wilson and Paul Wilson.

Helen was blessed with five great-grandchildren, Courtney Dinwiddie, Calum, Callie Roberts, Anderson and Christian Dinwiddie.

Brothers Robert and Wallace Orr and sister Perlene Boykin, also survive her.

She was loved and will be missed by all she has left behind.

Pallbearers will be Paul Wilson, Greg Dinwiddie, Kendall Roberts, Calum Roberts, Steve Walker, and Pat Miner.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gerald Hill, Max Filson, Earl Bevelhymer, Paul Loeffelholz, and J.M. Windle.

Wanda Wilson

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Wanda Charlene Wilson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Baptist Church with Steve Cline officiating.

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

Wilson, 72 passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 in Oklahoma City. She was born June 17, 1933 in Lorenzo, Texas to Homer Dan Ogle and Jessie Pearl (Mull) Ogle.

She married Bill Wilson June 2, 1949 in Olton, Texas and was a homemaker. They have lived in Seminole for the past 40 years.

Her parents, Homer and Jessie Ogle preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Bill Wilson of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Joel Wilson and wife Cindy of Shawnee and Phillip Wilson and wife Vicki of Seminole; one daughter and son-in-law, Sheila Genoff and husband Tony of Bixby; one brother, Arthur M. Ogle of Clovis, N.M.; two sisters, Charlotte Craig of Clovis, N.M. and Oleta Klett of Greeley, Colo. and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be Jack O’Daniel, Barry O’Daniel, Steve O’Daniel, Kevin O’Daniel, Chuck Anderson and Terry Morris. Honorary bearers will be Carl McMillion and Alvin Yoesel.

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

 

 

 

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Woodrow Harper

A private family service will be held for Cromwell resident, Woodrow Wilson "W.W. /Shorty" Harper, following cremation.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Harper died Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at the Norman Veteran Center at the age of 93. He was born Nov. 19, 1912 in Scott County, Ark. to George E. and Jessie (Whitlock) Harper.

He served in the United States Army Air Corp as a corporal during the Philippine Liberation.

On June 12, 1981 he married Patricia Lewis Harper in Idabel.

Harper was a truck driver and later owned and operated Harper’s Grocery Store in Alvion, Okla. He attended the Cromwell Church of Christ.

His parents; first wife, Edith Harper (1980); five brothers, Bill, Gene, Everett, Elmer and Ed Harper and stepsister, Georgia King preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the Cromwell home; two half-sisters, Ann Garrison and Gladys White, both of Clayton, Okla. and three grandchildren.

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

 

Sarah White

Services for Sarah Nell White, 87, of Durant, who passed away Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, at her residence, will be 2 p.m., Saturday at the Northwest Church of Christ in Durant. Andy Burns will officiate.

Family hour will be held from 6 to 8 pm, Friday, at the funeral home.

Interment will be 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 25 at Little Cemetery in Little.

 Services are under the direction of Brown’s Durant Funeral Service.

Sarah was born March 11, 1919 in Madill to Lucius and Juanita (Hearn) Rogers. She attended school in Bowlegs.

On July 2, 1937, she married Houston Lee White in Holdenville. Sarah enjoyed crafts of all kinds and going to garage sales. She was a member of the Northwest Church of Christ.

Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, Houston White; parents, Lucius and Juanita Rogers; daughter, Patricia Jo Johnson; brothers, Edward Rogers, Terrell Rogers, and Lucius Rogers, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Frances White; and granddaughter, Latisha White.

Survivors include, daughter, LaNita Day and husband Vernon of Wellington, Texas; son, Foy White of Durant; daughter, Sue Owens and husband Bill of Sapulpa; daughter, Mona Ingram and husband Tom of Vancouver, Wash.; sister, Keturah Brown of Stroud; sister, Sydney Nicholson of Amarillo, Texas; 13 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and 12 great-great grandchildren; many other relatives and a host of friends.

She will be missed by all who knew her.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dale Day, Tony Day, Tracy Day, Terry Day, Larry Johnson Jr., Scott Owens, Erik Ingram, and Karl White.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at brownsfs@sbcglobal.net.

Please be sure to include the name of the deceased in all correspondence.

 

 

 

Doretha Winrow

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Doretha Vivian Winrow are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church.

Rev. Larry Crawford is to officiate with interment to be at Westwood Cemetery, Wewoka under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Winrow, 79, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006 in Oklahoma City. She was born May 17, 1926 in Seminole to Edmond and Viola (Jackson) Wright.

She was first married to Andrew Foxx and then later married Roy Winrow. She was a cook at Seminole State College from 1973 – 1991, as well as having worked at Pat’s Café, the Bus Station, and other popular eating-places in the Seminole area.

Winrow was a member of the Galilee Temple of Praise and Deliverance, a Sunday school teacher and member of the Women’s Missionary Society.

Her parents; two sons, Stanley Edmonds and Edward Foxx; three grandsons, Kenneth Webb, Desmone Gaines and Terry Winrow and half-sister Alma Marie Wright preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Roy Winrow of the home; four sons, Robert Lee Foxx, Nathaniel Winrow, Roy Winrow, Jr., all of Seminole and Randy Winrow of Shawnee; six daughters, Ollie Webb of Hesperia, Calif., Rozetta "Dee" Winrow of Seminole, Loretta Young of Longbeach, Calif., Ginger Kaye Winrow of Oklahoma City, Carolyn Winrow of Shawnee and Vanessa Washington of Tecumseh.

In addition, she has five stepchildren, Ronnie Clay Talton and Jeff Jefferson, both of Shawnee, Dorothy Jackson of Earlsboro, David Winrow of Oahu, Hawaii and Kovetta Winrow of Denver, Co.; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

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

 

 

Leo Wise

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Leo Wise are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Hillabee Indian Church with burial to follow in Hanna.

A wake service is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the church with arrangements under the direction of Schumacher Funeral Home, Okemah.

Wise died Monday, July 17, 2006 at the VA Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born April 4, 1950 in Wichita, Kan. to Walter Wise, Sr. and Pauline Maggie.

He served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War Era, in which he received the Purple Heart.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Sallie, of the Hanna home; six sisters, Maxine Clifford of Manderson, S.D., Constance Thlocco of Liberty, Mo., Sheila Hooper of Maud, Linda Wise of Konawa, Pauline Smith of Tulsa and Mary Jo Barnett of Holdenville; four brothers, John McCartlin of Shawnee, Walter Wise, Jr., Vincent Wise and Kenny Wise, all of Konawa and stepmother, Juanita Wise of Seminole.

 

 

 

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Walter Wise

Funeral services for Seminole County resident Walter Wise are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cedar Creek Eufaula Baptist Church with Rev. George Harjochee and Rev. Houston Tiger officiating.

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

Wake services are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel. The body will be taken to Cedar Creek Eufaula Baptist Church at 4 p.m. Monday.

Wise, 88, died Friday, July 7, 2006 in Seminole. He was born Nov. 28, 1917 in Konawa to Jennie Powell.

He attended Mekusukey School and later worked as a pipeliner.

Wise married Juanita Little at cedar Creek Eufaula Church. He became an ordained deacon at Cedar Creek Baptist in 1998.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the Seminole home; nine children, Maxine Clifford of S.D., Leo Wise of Hanna, Constance Jo Thlocco of Liberty, Mo., Sheila Hooper of Maud, Linda Wise of Konawa, Walter Wise Jr. of Konawa, Mary Jo Barnett of Holdenville, Vincent Wise of Konawa and Kenny Wise of Konawa; 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In addition, is his sister, Agnes West of Konawa; brother, A.B. Douglas of Sasakwa and stepchildren, Buddy Keith Harjo, Steve Harjo and Amy Fixico, all of Seminole, Ronnie Harjo of Oklahoma City, Howard Harjo of Sapulpa and Rowena Gonzales of Tulsa.

 

 

 

 

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Betty Withers

Funeral services for longtime Seminole area resident Betty J. Withers are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Bowlegs with Rev. Rick Harrison to officiate.

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

Withers, 61, of Bowlegs, passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2005 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 24, 1944 in Holdenville to Woodrow and Lorene Stringfellow.

She married Bob Withers on Aug. 16, 1966 in Wewoka and was a homemaker.

Her mother, brother Roy Glen Stringfellow (March 22, 1948) preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband Bob Withers of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Barbara Withers of Wewoka; stepmother and father, Betty Jo and Woodrow Stringfellow of Holdenville; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Pat and Walter Freeman of Casa Grande, Ariz., Carolyn and Raymond Withers of Ramona and Wanda and Don Wakeley of Spaulding; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Roy and Shelly Stringfellow of Oklahoma City and Junior and Wendy Stringfellow of Holdenville and one grandchild, Nicole Withers of Wewoka.

Pallbearers for the services will be Richard Kelps, Ryan Kiesel, Clint Yancey, Jacob Dixon, Dean Debtor and Clay Anderson.

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

 

 

 

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Windy Wofford

ALLEN - Services for Winfred Earl "Windy" Wofford, 62, Allen, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at the Criswell Chapel, Rev. Gene Sluder officiating.

Burial follows at Lula Cemetery. Friends may call at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel in Allen from 4 p.m. Thursday until 11 a.m. Friday.

Wofford died on Monday, May 22, 2006, at an Allen Nursing Home. He was born March 19, 1944, at Lula to William Earl and Jaunita Williams Wofford.

He attended school at Lula and Allen and served in the National Guard, and was employed as a supervisor for Cementing Trucks with Halliburton in the Seminole area.

He lived in Seminole from 1967 - 1979. He was affiliated with Blackjack Baptist Church near Atoka.

Wofford married Sandra Luna, and then later married Anna Devoy Morton.

Survivors include his wife Anna, of the home; mother, Jaunita Wofford, Lula-Atoka; two sons, Ross Wofford, Fairfax, Okla., and Shawn Wofford, Allen; one sister, Billie Russell, Atoka; three brothers, Harold "Dink" Wofford, Allen, Gary Wofford, Lula and Roy Wofford, McAlester; and four grandchildren.

His grandson, Trey Wofford preceded him in death.

Bearers are Danny McDougal, Benny Prentice, Tubby Watson, Charles Cannon, Gary Cooper and Bill Sluder. Honorary bearers are Lewis Woodell, Jerry Jones, W. B. Borders, Arnold Phillips and Bud Yount.

Donald Wolf

Graveside services for Konawa native Donald Ray Wolf were held today at 11 a.m. at the Wolf Family Cemetery.

Services were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Wolf, 54, died Thursday, march 16, 2006 at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. He was born June 15, 1951 in Konawa to Amos and Hattie (Harjo) Wolf.

He married Patsy Cole on Feb. 21, 1970 in Del City and has been a resident of Little Rock, Ark. since 1988.

Wolf worked in the oil field and construction field as an ironworker and enjoyed playing the guitar, fishing and raising fighting chickens.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Patsy of the home; one daughter, Cheryl Jo Stokes of Little Rock, Ark. and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services were Phillip Crane, Travis Honsinger, Robert Honsinger, Stan Honsinger, Lawrence "Fuzz" Wolf and Leonard "Red" Wolf.

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

 

 

Lori (McCraw) Wolf

Funeral services for Konawa resident Lori Kathleen "Kathy" (McCraw) Wolf are set for Saturday, July 15, 2006, at 10 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Konawa.

Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa, with Father Matthew Brown, O.S.B., officiating.

Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Konawa.

Wolf died Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada, at the age of 49.

She was born Dec. 15, 1956, in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Emmit H. McCraw and Zelma (Honsinger) McCraw.

Wolf worked in home health care, food service, and was a loving homemaker.

She lived in Hayward, Calif., and moved to Konawa two years ago.

She was a member of Sacred Hearth Catholic Church in Konawa.

Wolf was preceded in death by a brother, Doug McCraw.

She is survived by her mother, Zelma McCraw, of Konawa; her father and step-mother, Emmit and Judy McCraw of Konawa; one daughter, Chasa Graves of Fayetteville, Ark.; a brother, Bruce McCraw, of Konawa; a sister, Vickey McCraw Harjo, of Santa Fe, Texas; and three grandchildren, Calen and Chelsea Morrell and Garren Graves.

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

Brett Wolfe

Funeral services for Seminole resident Brett Booket Wolfe are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joseph Factor and Ellis Gregg officiating.

Interment is to follow at the Douglas Family Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Wolfe. 25, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2006 in Seminole. He was born April 14, 1981 in Ada to William Edward and Vickie (Douglas) Wolfe.

Brett attended Pleasant Grove Elementary and then went on to Maud Schools. He graduated from Maud High School in 1999.

He was employed as a surveying technician at Marshall Surveying Company in Seminole.

Brett was a loving, kind person who loved his family very much. He loved fishing and many types of sports.

Surviving are his grandparents who raised him, Booket and Erma Douglas of Seminole; mother, Vickie Wolfe of Seminole; father, William Wolfe of Eufaula; one son, Isaiah Jaxson Wolfe of Ada; two brothers, William Edward Wolfe Jr. and wife Tara of Lawton and Brandon Scott Wolfe and wife Jamie of Missouri; one sister, Natasha Lynn Wolfe and husband Matt of Midwest City and aunts and uncles, Francine and Thomas Ewy of Cortez, Colo., Jerry and Terry Atkinson of Seminole and Sharon and Hack Streater of Seminole.

In addition, cousins, Megan Ewy, Danielle and Damon Atkinson and Todd and Madison Streater; nieces and nephews, Liberty and Justice Wolfe, Jacobi Wolfe, Brandon Scott Wolfe Jr., Hayliegh Brooke Wolfe and Landan Matthew Wolfe and a host of other relatives and friends also survive him.

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

 

 

 

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Jonathan Woodruff

Graveside services for Seminole resident Jonathan Owen Woodruff are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

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

Woodruff, 24, died Friday, June 9, 2006 in an auto accident in Seminole County. He was born Aug. 18, 1981 in Festus, Mo. to Charles Franklin Woodruff and Penny Susan (Dallas) Woodruff.

He was a member of the Highland Baptist Church in Hillsboro, Mo. and was a member of the Seminole Masonic Lodge.

Woodruff was working as an equipment operator for Seminole County.

His grandparents, Clarence and Patricia Dallas preceded him in death.

Surviving are his parents, Charles and Penny Woodruff; wife, MeLanie (Worley) Woodruff; one son, Chad Woodruff; two daughters, Myra Woodruff and Paris Susan Meleigh Woodruff; brother, Matt Woodruff, all of Seminole; grandparents, Frank Woodruff of Seminole and Tommie Wibble of Hillsboro, Mo. and step-grandfather, Royce Wibble of Hillsboro, Mo.

Casket bearers for the services will be Donny Gleason, Josh Fowler, Matt Woodruff, Jeremy King, Jason Phillips and Charles Woodruff.

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

 

 

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Harvey Woody

Graveside services for lifelong Seminole resident Harvey H. Woody are scheduled at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole with a memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church Chapel in Seminole.

Pastor Tommy Clark will officiate the services.

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

Harvey H. Woody, 83, passed away at his home Friday, July 7, 2006. He was born Feb. 13, 1923 in Possum Trot, Okla. (near Shawnee), to James Monroe Woody and Rosa Denton (Maness) Woody.

Woody had served in the United States Army and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

He married Nova Helen (Branscum) on Dec. 18, 1947 in Stroud. He worked at Kerr-McGee from 1947 until his retirement in 1983 as superintendent of the Seminole pipeline district.

Woody leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Nova Woody of the home; son-in-law, Ron Sheppard of Seminole; three sisters, Lou Harris of Mustang, Edie Butler of Campwood, Texas and Louise Totten of Oklahoma City; two grandchildren, Nova Dawn Bivens and her husband John of Seminole and Michelle Simmons of Seminole; four great-grandchildren, Lindsey Granados and her husband Ian of Gulfport, Fla., Grant Bivens of Seminole, Jessie Simmons of Kilgore, Texas and Jamaie Simmons of Kilgore, Texas; one great-great grandson, Jordon Simmons-Gordin of Kilgore, Texas.

His parents; one daughter, Wanda Lee Sheppard; three brothers, Malcomb, Dan and Earl Woody and one sister, Mamie Maynard preceded him in death.

Honorary bearers for the services will be; Grant Bivens, Ron Sheppard, J.D. Branscum, Ray Hall, Danny Woody, Johnny Branscum, Wade Prater, Skip Branscum, W.R. Branscum, Dana Woody, Lester Merrill, Phil White, Johnny Branscum, Marvin Dunn and Cecil Spoonemore.

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



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Justin Wright

Funeral services for Konawa High School graduate, Justin Richard Wright, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Garden City, Kan. with Pastor Lyle Stuehrenberg officiating.

Interment is to follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City under the direction of Price & Sons Funeral Home, Garden City.

Wright, 22, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006 from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident south of Deerfield, Kan.

He was born July 27, 1984 in Garden City, Kan. to Richard D. and Debby K. Jones Wright.

Wright had been a resident of Garden City for most of his life moving to Konawa in 2001.

He attended and played baseball for Konawa High School and graduated from KHS in 2003. Wright was a past officer of the FFA of Konawa.

Following graduation he moved back to Garden City and attended Garden City Community College for two years.

He was a mechanic and fabricator for American Canvas in Garden City and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the High Plains Archery Club, both of Garden City. Wright enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his parent, Richard and Debby Wright of the home; two sisters, Brandi Wright and Jaclyn Vargas and grandparents, David and Elva Lee Wright and Thomas and Verneta Jones, all of Garden City.

Memorials may be given to the Justin Wright Memorial Fund in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main Street, Garden City, KS.

 

 

 

 

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Rella J. Wyatt

Funeral services for Seminole resident Rella J. Wyatt are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, at the Seminole Church of Christ, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Chris Stinnett is set to officiate the service. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens east of Seminole.

Wyatt died Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, in Seminole, at the age of 78.

She was born June 27, 1928, in Drumright, to Leo Cawdell and Eva (Shaffer) Hunt.

On April 22, 1972, she married Lee Wyatt in Shawnee.

Rella Wyatt was the Seminole County executive director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 28 years, retiring in 1988. She worked in the area of Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation.

She was a member of the Church of Chris in Seminole, and was active in volunteer work at the church. Wyatt was also active in the Brother’s Keeper group.

Wyatt participated in quilting, and helped her husband repair old furniture.

She was preceded in death by a son, Raymond Ott, on Oct. 31, 1997; four brothers; and her parents.

Wyatt is survived by her husband, of the home in Seminole; three daughters, Jann Bush of Shawnee, Lori Flowers of Shawnee, and Jeannie Wynn of Choctaw; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Charles R. Yahola

Funeral services for Wewoka native, Charles R. Yahola, 68, Ada, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Central Church of Christ, Bud Ross and Floyd Kaiser officiating.

Burial follows at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka, under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.

Yahola died on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at his home. He was born March 5, 1938, in Wewoka to Alonzo and Florence Price Yahola.

He graduated from Cromwell High School in 1956 and moved to Ada from Cromwell.

He attended the University of Oklahoma from 1957-1958 and was a CLEET Certified Security Guard.

Yahola served in the Army National Guard, receiving an honorable discharge in August 1962.

He was a member of the Ada Chamber of Commerce, the Kiwanis Club of Ada, and was active in the Kiwanis Ball Park.

Yahola was the manager of C. R. Anthony’s from 1956-1988, and worked as an armed security guard at the Chickasaw Trading Post.

He was a member of Southwest Church of Christ and had previously served as an Elder at Central Church of Christ for many years.

On Feb.11, 1959, at Cromwell he married Phyllis Sharon Halk. She preceded him in death on Nov.15, 1990, in Ada.

Survivors include three daughters, Cindy Yahola, Oklahoma City, Cherry Bennett, Allen and Debbie Yahola, Ada; two grandchildren; one brother, James Yahola, Moore and two sisters, Connie Kimbrough of Houston, Texas and Lois Yahola, Cromwell

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Tom Yahola, Cromwell.

Bearers are Bob Hester, Bill Adams, James Sherrell, Richard Yahola, Mark Cox, Jerry Walker, David Yahola and Tom Stephens.

Glenda Jolene Yancey

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Glenda Jolene Yancey are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Doyle Long to officiate.

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

Yancey age 60 passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2006 at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee. She was born March 10, 1945 in Seminole to Joseph Charles Hendricks and Martha Ann Elizabeth (Cook).

She married Don Ray Yancey in Ada on Nov. 13, 1969 and worked as a nurse at Wewoka Nursing Center.

Glenda was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Seminole.

Her parents and two sons, Joseph Paul Yancey and Clifton Ray Yancey preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of Seminole; two sons, Kevin Yancey of Yukon and Phillip Yancey of Fayetteville, Ga.; three daughters, Brenda Sue Trammell of Eufaula, Donna Arnold of Holdenville and Sharon Johnston of Boise City, La.; one brother, Cliff Hendricks of Midwest City; two sisters, Maurine Wilkerson of Seminole and Claudia Godwin if Midwest City; 10 grandchildren, Kyle Johnston, Katie Johnston, Kameron Johnston, Shawna Lowe, Brandie Smith, Amanda Yancey, Preston Yancey, April Yancey, Michael Lane and Zachery Yancey and two great-grandchildren, Sydney Cheri Yancey and Caleigh Smith

Pallbearers for the services will be Billie Davis, Daryl Trammell, Ron Thompson, Clint Yancey, James Godwin and Cliff Hendricks.

Honorary bearers will be Michael Lane, Zachery Yancey and Roy Slawson.

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

 

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Hatak Yearby

Funeral services for U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Hatak Yuka Keyu Martin Yearby are set for 11 a.m. Monday, May 22, 2006, at the Marietta High School Auditorium in Marietta, Okla.

Rev. Tim Emmons is set to officiate.

Burial is set to follow at the Yearby Family Home.

Yearby died Sunday, May 14, 2006, at the age of 21, in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq.

He was born March 11, 1985, in Lawton, to Justin and Mary Martin Yearby.

Yearby was a resident of Overbrook.

A resident of Love County all his life, Yearby graduated from Marietta High School in 2003. While attending high school, he participated in football and weight lifting.

He was also very involved in Native American cultural activities and was a member of the Upward Bound program at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Yearby married Lindsey Poythress on Feb. 10, 2006, in Marietta.

He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force from the Marine Base at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

He was deployed to the War on Terrorism, Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Yearby’s hobbies included hunting, fishing, pouching, and spotlighting.

He was a member of Marietta’s Eastside Baptist Church.

Funeral services on Monday are under the direction of the Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home of Marietta.

A visitation period is set for Sunday afternoon from 3-4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Yearby is survived by his parents; his wife, of the home; his grandmother, Rebecca Kingsberry, Tishomingo; two sisters, Samarrah Renae Bell of Marietta and Shema Yearby of Overbrook; as well as other family and friends.

Pallbearers will be a U.S. Marine Corps color guard.

Honorary bearers are listed as Chris Bell, Brock McMillin, Billy Lawson, "The Boys," "The Circle," Michael Myers, Michael Plumley, J.T. Liles, Terrence Monanessey, Albert Brounaugh Jr., Martin Brounaugh, and Robert Brounaugh.

Constance Young

Services for Konawa native Constance "Connie" Young were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Havenbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Norman with Chaplain Bill Tomlin officiating.

Interment followed at the Noble IOOF Cemetery under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home.

Young, 83, of Norman died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006 in Norman. She was born July 4, 1922, in Konawa, to Ivor (Ward) and Greer Hughes.

She married Dock C. Young Dec. 24, 1940, in Konawa. During World War II, she helped build airplanes for Douglas Aircraft.

Her family moved from Seminole to Norman in 1947 and has lived at their current house since 1950.

Young was a Southwestern Bell telephone operator until she retired in 1977.

Her parents and brother Ed Lee Hughes preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband Dock of the home; daughters Linda M. Hubbard of Norman and Farrie L. Graham of Edmond; sister Evelyn Taylor of Seminole; brother John Henry Hughes of Lexington; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Bearers will be J.D. Hubbard and Blake, Ryan and Carol Graham.

Messages of condolence may be posted online at www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Jo Ann (Hilton) Zelaya

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Jo Ann (Hilton) Zelaya are set for 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at the Evangelistic Center in Shawnee, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

David Pixley is set to officiate the services.

Zelaya died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at her home in Seminole, at the age of 62.

She was born in Bowlegs on March 17, 1944, to William Hilton and Iva (Meeks) Hilton.

On Jan. 10, 1986, she married Freddy Zelaya in Seminole, and she worked many years as a sewing machine operator at Wrangler in Seminole.

Zelaya was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on Dec. 26, 1996; two sons, Curtis Lee and David Joe; two brothers, Robert Hilton and Ray Hilton; and one sister, Helen Moses.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Patty Jackson of Seminole; two brothers, Michael Hilton of Seminole and Tommy Hilton of Richmond, Texas; five sisters: Betty Meloy of Wilson, Billie Vaughn of Kingfisher, Norma Welch of Bowlegs, Melinda Pierce of St. Louis, and Darlene Selfridge of Shawnee; four grandchildren: Kristopher Jackson and his fiancée Kim Dean, Kathryn Jackson, and Steven Jackson.

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

 

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