Charles Adams

A memorial service for Seminole native Charles Melvin "Chuck" Adams was held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007 at New Hope Christian Fellowship in Fairfax, Okla.

Pastor Bill Bray officiated with services under the direction of Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home, Fairfax.

Adams, 80, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007 at Stillwater Medical Center. He was born Oct. 13, 1927 in Seminole to Melvin "Tude" Adams and Lettie Irene (Oliver) Adams.

He was a longtime resident of Fairfax and received his early education in the Seminole schools.

Adams served in the U.S. Air Force as a radar operator during the Korean War. On Dec. 31, 1955 he married Vianna Dolores "Woogie" Carlie in Lindsey, Okla.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and he enjoyed golf, fishing and his cats.

His parents and one brother, Nealon Adams, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; one son, Mike Adams of Glencoe; one brother, Oliver Adams of Seminole; and one sister, Jeannine Murray of Midwest City.

Sophia Adams

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Sophia Bevelhymer Adams will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka, with Rev. Michael Vanlandingham and Rev. Dan Anderson officiating.

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

Sophia Lynn (Bevelhymer) Adams, age 40, went to be with her Lord on Monday, July 30, 2007. She was born Jan. 30, 1967 to Earl and Ruby (Jones) Bevelhymer in Holdenville.

She attended New Lima and Wewoka Schools and graduated from Seminole Junior College.

She was a Qualified Mental Retardation Professional Assistant at Oakridge Nursing Home for 20 years. She has a passion for the arts and was known for her hard work and willingness to help everyone.

Sophia was a loving and energetic person who always had a smile on her face. Sophia loved life and her family, especially her three boys, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Her brother, Robbie Bevelhymer; her paternal grandparents, Herman and Nan Bevelhymer; and her maternal grandparents, Oda E. and Lillian Jones, preceded her in death.

Sophia is survived by her parents, Earl and Ruby Bevelhymer of Wewoka; her three sons, Robbie Chase Whitebird, Dillon and Dakota Darr, of Wewoka; one brother, Tony Bevelhymer and Melissa of Wewoka and three sisters, Vicky Anderson, Christy Findley and Mike, all of Wewoka, and Penny Kelly and Ryan of Thailand.

Sophia is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and lifelong friends.

Pall bearers for the services will be Scott Slovacek, Richard Beyr, Chris Anderson, Joey Yahola, Matt Cone and Bryan Cain.

 

 

 

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William Addington

Funeral services with military honors for William Joel Addington were held at 10 a.m. Nov. 13, 2007 at Vian First Baptist Church.

Burial followed at Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw.

Addington, 75, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007 in Vian. He was born Nov. 19, 1939 in Chickasha to Retta and Terry Addington.

He was a retired U.S. Air Force Tech Sergeant and was of the Baptist faith.

On May 6, 1960 he married Cathryn Mae Addington and she survives him.

Also surviving are his two daughters, Debra Heard of Konawa and Teresa Puckett of Davis; two sons, Robert Gale of Muldrow and Don Addington of Slidell, La.; three brothers, Alonzo Berl Addington of Noble, Dean Addington of Kingston and John Addington of Holdenville; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services were his grandsons.

 

 

 

Gary Ainsworth

Funeral services for Gary Ainsworth were held Oct. 1, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church in Ada under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada. Interment followed at Kiowa Cemetery.

Ainsworth, 60, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007 in Ada. He was born July 28, 1947 in Atoka and was raised on a ranch in the Chockie community.

He graduated from Kiowa High School in 1965 and Murray State College in 1967, with an Associate’s degree in Science. Ainsworth earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Southeastern State College in May 1969.

After graduating college in 1969, he entered the U.S. Army at Fort Ord, California for training and continued his service with the U.S. Army Reserve, 95th Division, in Durant, Okla., until his honorable discharge in 1976.

Returning to the Kiowa area in 1980, Ainsworth owned and operated a general construction company and a convenience store. He was also extensively involved in the creation of Three Rivers Produce in Atoka; AquaFarms Catfish in Holdenville; the USDA/OSU Research Station in Kane, Okla.; and Texhoma Floating Catfish Farm in Platter Flats, Okla.

In 1989 he became the Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Manager for LOOK, Inc., a medical device manufacturer in Ada, before it closed in 2004. He also purchased State Beauty Supply of Ada in 1997.

Ainsworth was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Blue Lodge in Calera, Okla., where he had previously served as Worshipful Master, and was a member of the Elk’s Lodge in Durant.

On Jan. 17, 1967 he married Linda S. Hallmark.

Surviving is his wife, Linda, of the home; two daughters, Lisa Ainsworth of Konawa and Landa Ainsworth of Portland, Ore.; parents, Jack and Media Ann (Cox) Ainsworth of Chockie; and one brother, David Ainsworth of Chockie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Albus

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Joseph John "Joe" Albus are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate.

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

Albus, 71-year old longtime Mesquite, Texas, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2007 at her daughter’s home in Brownsboro, Texas. He was born Jan. 25, 1936 in Mexico, Mo., to John Edward Albus and Thelma Elizabeth (Heinley) Albus.

He graduated from Mexico (Mo.) High School and went on to be a long-distance truck driver for Sittion Motor Line, based in Missouri.

Albus lived in Oklahoma for a time before making Mesquite, Texas his home in 1985. He was also a member of the Truck Drivers Teamster Union.

He married "Patricia" Jean (Ruminer) Albus and she survives him of the home.

Other survivors include: three sons, William "Bill" Albus of Tulsa, Joe Edward Albus, Jr., of Murphysboro, Tenn., and Earnest Harper of Mannford, Okla.; four daughters, "Phyllis" Kay Dodson of Brownsboro, Texas, Marie Frances of Sapulpa, Betty Hammons of Mannford, Okla., and JoVanna Hill of Houston, Texas; one sister, Margaret Porter of Tulsa; 19 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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Leo Alexander

Funeral services for Konawa resident Leo Amos Alexander, Sr. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at High Springs Indian Baptist Church in Konawa with Rev. Dorsey Nero and Rev. Houston Tiger officiating. 

Wake services will be held on this evening, June 26 at High Springs Indian Baptist Church in Konawa. Interment will follow services at Vamoosa Cemetery,

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

Alexander, 72, died Saturday, June 23, 2007.  He was born Sept. 22, 1934 in Konawa to Julia Factor and Sando Alexander.

Leo married Salina Mae Hill in 1955 at First Baptist Church in Konawa. 

He enjoyed playing and coaching basketball and softball.  Most of all, Leo enjoyed going to church at Seminole Baptist Church, where he had been a Deacon for many years.

Surviving is his wife Salina of the home; one son, Leo Alexander, Jr. of Konawa; two daughters, Serena Alexander of Konawa and Shirley Alexander of Seminole; 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; aunts, Pauline Walker and Virginia Bolen; uncles, Huebert Alexander and Leroy Alexander, Sr and a host of other family and friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Herschel Mitchell, Joshua Henson, Jordan Mitchell, Steven Alexander, Blake Alexander and Dillon McClain. Honorary bearers will be Kevin Mitchell and Arvel Snow III.

 

 

 

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Margaret Allen

Graveside services for Konawa native Margaret Allen are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Vista Cemetery in Konawa with Rev. Danny Daniels officiating.

Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home, Midland, Texas.

Allen, of Midland, Texas, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007 at her home. She was born Nov. 21, 1924 in Konawa to Everett and Vertie Townsend.

She was raised and educated in Konawa and later married Claud Allen on May 24, 1942. She was a homemaker most of her life and lived in Lubbock for many years before moving to Midland to be with her son.

Her parents; husband; daughter, Carol Heard; three brothers, Roy, Lon and Bill Townsend; and two sisters, Edith Green Lee and Emma McCracken, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her son, Harold Allen of Midland, Texas; daughter, P.K. Harmon of Flower Mound, Texas; two brothers, Gene Townsend of Lindsey and Benton Townsend of Oklahoma City; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Nettie Marie (Cross) Allen

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Nettie Marie (Cross) Allen are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Breat Allen officiating the service.

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

Allen, 93, passed away on Friday, Sept. 26, 2007.

She was born on Sept. 27, 1914 in Wuldrow, to Zachary Taylor and Sarah Ann (Watts) Cross.

She married William "Clyde" Allen in Welty on July 31, 1937.

The couple later moved to the Seminole area where Allen was a devout mother, housewife and Baptist.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Jackie Ray Allen, and sisters Thelma Allen, Verley Hamilton, Floy Davenport, and Grace Rice.

Survivors include four sons; William "Joe" Allen, Chesapeake, Va., "Jerry" Clyde Allen, Okmulgee, "Neal Allen Southern Jr., Lake Butler, Fla., Frankie "Joe" Allen, Seminole County; two daughters, Bonnie "Charlene" Welliver, of the home, and Donna "Jean Holland"; son in law, Jerry Holland, Earlsboro.

Allen’s grandsons will serve as casket bearers.

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

 

Arvilla Altman

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, hairdresser and beauty shop owner Arvilla Altman are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wade Robertson officiating.

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

Arvilla died on Tuesday, April 3, 2007 in Shawnee at the age of 95. She was born on a farm in Foster, Okla. on Jan. 11, 1912 to Arthur W. and Stella Mae (McConnell) Pickett.

She attended Foster Schools and graduated from Maysville High School.

In 1936 she came to Seminole and worked at the Tonkawa Beauty Shop with Lou Blevins, her aunt. She married Vance Altman and they later moved to Fort Morgan, Colo., for two years where he worked for an oil company.

When they returned to Seminole she resumed her profession at Tonkawa Beauty Shop. She later bought Nell’s Beauty Shop at 323 E. Oak, and changed the name to Arvilla’s Beauty Shop where she stayed in the same location for over 36 years. She has been a beauty operator for over 60 years.

She attended the Harvey Road Baptist Church, where she taught the Senior Adult Ladies Class for approximately 12 years. She had been a member of BPW since the club was chartered in 1949.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Vance Altman on Jan. 31, 1988 and sister Meathel Spradlin.

Three sisters, Armintha Blackwood of Pauls Valley, Agatha Whitten Blair of Norman and Marcella Ratcliff of Mira Loma, Calif., survive her.

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

 

 

 

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Treva Amos

A private family service for Wewoka resident Treva Amos will be held at a later date with arrangements under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Treva passed away Friday, April 20, 2007 in an Oklahoma City hospital at the age of 70 years. She was born Sept. 5, 1936 in Holdenville to Travis and Opal May (Crisenbury) Huckabay.

She graduated from Holdenville High School and was a homemaker.

Treva was a member of The Glad Tidings Church of God in Seminole and she married Richard Dean Amos on June 17, 1954 in Beeville, Texas.

Treva loved her Spanish classes and trips to Mexico, along with lawn bowling. She was selected to the World Lawn Bowlers in Fiji and Scotland.

Two brothers, Manuel and Kenneth Huckabay, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Richard of the home; two daughters, Sherry Lyn Shaeffer of Oregon and Tammie Dee Peterson of Texas; son, Ronnie Dean Amos of California; four grandchildren, Drew, Madi, Brian and Marisa and one brother, Twelis Dewayne Huckabay of California.

 

 

 

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Betty Anderson

Funeral services for longtime Maud resident Betty Reed Anderson are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Maud; Greg Goss and Rev. Bobby Shatto will officiate.

Burial will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud. Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home, Maud.

Betty, 67, passed from this life Friday, Aug. 3, 2007 at her home in Maud. She was born Sept. 4, 1939 in Ardmore.

She married Donnie Elbert "Don" Reed, and together they had four children. Don tragically died in an automobile accident in 1982.

Betty later met and married Noel "Junior" Anderson; he preceded her in death in 1994.

Betty worked for Pottowatomie County Commissioners in Shawnee as the road and bridge coordinator until she was recently diagnosed with cancer.

She moved to the Maud area 46 years ago from Tatum, N.M. Betty was a member of the First Baptist Church in Maud.

Betty leaves to cherish her memory two sons and a daughter-in-law, Russ and Sherry Reed of Meeker, and Rick Reed of Maud; three daughters and sons-in-law: Angela and Scott Gibbs of Holdenville, Elizabeth and Gary Job Barnhart of Wewoka and Kathy Stacy of Eufaula; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Jerry Jones of Okmulgee and Raymond and Virginia Jones of Ardmore; one sister-in-law, Laveta Reed of Midland, Texas; seven grandchildren: Courtney Lunsford, Charley Nichole Barnhart, Coty Job Barnhart, Taylor Don Reed, Jaden Tyce Gibbs, Lorlie Langston, Faith Flick and Caleb Stacey.

Betty is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

Betty is preceded in death by her two husbands; one sister and brother-in-law, Charlene and Bobbie Franklin and by one brother, Fred Jones.

Casket bearers will be J.P. Lucy, Jessie Williams, Logan Allison, Richie Adams, Ashley Postman and Glen Bowers.

Honorary bearers will be Buck Day, Jerry Richards, Paul Lucy, Clifton Grove, Joe Childers, Bob Guinn and Floyd Cox.

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

 

 

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Dorene Andrews

Funeral services are scheduled for longtime Seminole resident Dorene Andrews at 1:00 p.m., Thursday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Don Ramsey officiating. 

A reception will be held following the service at the Seminole Best Western Hotel Inn & Suites.

Dorene passed away on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007 at the age of 44.

She was born Jan. 22, 1963 in Atoka, Oklahoma to Theodore "Ted" Wayne and Lena (Rains) Maxwell.

 Dorene attended Harmony School for eight years where she played basketball. She also attended Atoka High School for one year. She later went on to receive her G.E.D. from Seminole Junior College.

She married Jerry Lawrence Andrews on May 26, 1982 in Woodward, Oklahoma. 

Dorene was co-owner of Tower Machine and once owned the restaurant Dorene’s at Granny Ferns in Seminole.

She loved to travel to tropical destinations; some of her favorite places include Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Jamaica and Key West Florida where she was planning to visit again soon.

Dorene also loved visiting New York and Las Vegas, were she had been many times. Dorene enjoyed photography, shopping, tanning, and loved gambling.

She loved attending concerts; some of her favorite artists were George Strait, Rod Stewart, Gary Allen and Big & Rich.

Dorene was known for making the best chicken strips, French fries and homemade gravy ever.

She had a love for animals, especially her dog Tabitha and her cat Mary Jane.

She was a beloved wife and an amazing mother who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Her father precedes her in death.

Survivors include her mother, Lena Maxwell of Atoka; her husband Jerry Andrews of the home; two sons, Jason Allen Smithart of Seminole, and Jesse Dale Andrews of Norman; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Shay Maxwell of Seminole, Teddy and Crystal Maxwell of Seminole; and two sisters and brother-in-law, Earlene and Jack Fomby of Atoka, and Charlene Gwinn of Louisiana and a special niece, Anita and husband Mark Zurline.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

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Harry Arnhart

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident and Funeral Director Harry Raymond Arnhart are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating the service and Rev. Tom Newell assisting.

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

Harry Raymond Arnhart, 86-years-old, passed from this life Saturday, May 12, 2007 in Seminole. He was born March 24, 1921 in Drumright to parents Tom Arnhart and Amy (Winsett) Arnhart.

Harry graduated from Drumright High School and went on to serve in the United States Navy. While in the Navy, Harry was an Aviation Metal Smith receiving the Victory Metal, American Area Campaign Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Metal.

Following his service to this Country Harry went on to continue his education at Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Texas.

On March 24, 1941 Harry married Martha Mae Phillips in Drumright. Harry and Martha moved to Seminole to help his aunt Ora Gibson run the Gibson Funeral Home until 1954.

Harry would partner with the Chadwick Funeral Home in Seminole that was owned at that time by Rex Sommerville and Gene Swearingen.

The Funeral Home became known as Sommerville-Swearingen-Arnhart Funeral Home.

After Rex Sommerville retired, Harry sold his interest in the Funeral Home to Robert E. Swearingen in 1983.

Harry then started a transportation service he named "M-T Services" that catered to Oklahoma Funeral Homes until his retirement in 2006.

Harry was a longtime member of the Seminole Church of God and had received his 50-year pin from the Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association; he had also been a longtime member of the Seminole Lion’s Club.

When Harry turned 80 he renewed his pilots license because of his love for flying. Harry also enjoyed his morning coffee at McDonalds and the group of people he fellow shipped with there.

He enjoyed the "Heritage House" in Seminole where he would have lunch and play dominoes and had made many dear friends there.

Harry had always been very active always, bike riding, logging over 3,000 miles on his red Schwinn bicycle, walking while keeping tabs on how far he could walk in a day, and swimming at the Seminole State College pool.

Harry has touched many lives through the years caring for the people of Seminole and surrounding communities.

He will be missed by many.

Harry is preceded in death by his father, Tom Arnhart; his mother, Amy (Winsett) Arnhart-Fitch; one infant daughter, Ramonda Lynn Arnhart; his wife, Martha Arnhart who died on Sept. 8, 1996; one son, Terry Donald Arnhart who died on April 25, 2001; one granddaughter, Darcy Leigh Arnhart who died on Jan. 13, 2006; and by one great granddaughter, Mandi Star Arnhart who died on Jan. 15, 2007.

Harry is survived by one son, Jerry R. Arnhart and his wife Charlotte of Oklahoma City; one grandson, Randy Arnhart and his wife Dawn of Moore; two step grandchildren, Traci Silverson of Largo, Fla. and Daniel Nowlan of Calgary Alberta Canada; two great-grandchildren, Chelsea and Jeron Arnhart of Moore; and five step-great-grandchildren, Rachel and Tyler Silverson and Sean, Brandon and Caitlan Nowlan.

Harry is also survived by his "Funeral Home" family; Bob, Terry, Sassy, Beau, Hugh, Brent, Carl, Kay, David, Carole, Chris, Melba, Matt and Dawn.

Pallbearers will be: Homer Neill, Ray Jackson, Ralph Pippin, Hugh Megee, Bob Griffith, and Bill Hooten.

Honorary Bearers will be: Bob Swearingen, Herb Gunter, Bedford Brewer, Ronnie Conner and Gary Snow.

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

 

 

 

Mandi Arnhart

Funeral services for longtime Oklahoma City area resident Mandi Starr Arnhart are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with G.C. Gray officiating.

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

Arnhart passed away on Monday, Jan. 15, 2007 in Oklahoma City at the age of 27.

She has fought a long hard battle with Leukemia since the age of three and then diabetes since the age of ten to which she finally succumbed.

Mandi was born on Aug. 20, 1979 to the late Darcy Leigh Arnhart. Her stepfather is Michael Lockhart of Oklahoma City and she is the granddaughter of Jerry Arnhart and Linda Arnhart of Canadian, Okla. and Barbara Lindecamp of Oklahoma City and the late George Lindecamp.

She is the great-granddaughter of Harry R. Arnhart of Seminole and the late Martha Arnhart, and maternal great-grandparents the late LeRoy and Pauline Collins.

Surviving is her great aunt, Paula Geuin of Canadian, Okla. and late uncle, Kenneth Geuin and two uncles, Randy Arnhart and Kevin Lindecamp of Oklahoma City.

Her father, Tony Graham and brother, Jeran Graham also survives her.

She has left to cherish her memories her precious pet Ginger and a small but loving family of aunts, uncles, cousins and other family and friends.

She is also preceded in death by one great uncle Terry Arnhart.

Visitation will be held at Swearingen Funeral Home until the service time on Saturday. 

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

 

 

 

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Ruby Ashlock-Rose

Graveside services for Ruby Pauline Ashlock-Rose, 87, of Tecumseh, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Allen Cemetery in Allen.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

Ruby passed away Monday, March 19, 2007 in Tecumseh. She was born Feb. 8, 1920 in Lovelady, Okla. to Charlie and Francis Wilkinson.

On Dec. 13, 1937 she married James Marshall Ashlock. They had two daughters, Joyce and Judy. Mr. Ashlock preceded her in death in 1972.

In June 1975, she married Cleatus Rose, who preceded her in death in 1987.

She continued to make her home in Tecumseh until her death.

Her parents; one brother, Joe Wilkinson, and three sisters, Ozella Mays, Juanita Moore and Corene Julian also preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughters, Judy Harris and husband, Joe of Blackwell and Joyce Jackson and husband, Jimmy, of Bethel Acres; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two sisters, Velma Moore and June Wellington.

To share memories, or to sign the guest book online, go to cooperfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

John Atkins

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident John Keith Atkins are set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2007, at Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole.

The services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole, with interment to follow at the Atkins Family Cemetery in Stonewall.

Steve Foster and David Atkins will officiate the services.

John Atkins died Saturday, July 14, 2007, in Tulsa, at the age of 42.

He was born Aug. 12, 1964, in Colgate, to John C. Atkins and Katherine Deere.

He lived in Oklahoma for four years.

Atkins worked as a firefighter and paramedic in Garland, Texas, for many years. As a second job, he remodeled homes in Texas.

He was a member of the New Heights Baptist Church in Garland.

Atkins was preceded in death by his step-mother Kay Atkins.

He is survived by his parents, John C. Atkins of Garland, Texas, and Katherine Deere of Tecumseh; an adopted son, John Micah Atkins; a daughter, Ashley Nicole Atkins; step-mother Darla Atkins; a brother, Forrest Atkins; and a sister, Pamela Hurst.

Messages of condolences may be left for the family at swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

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David Atkinson

Memorial services for former Seminole County resident David Lee Atkinson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the First Church of God, 1025 E. 9th, Shawnee.

Rev. Tom Harrison will be officiating and interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Atkinson died Monday, May 28, 2007 in Oklahoma City. He was born Feb. 23, 1950 in Seminole to Richard and Juanita Self Atkinson.

He graduated from Seminole High School in 1968, but also attended Varnum High School. Atkinson served in the United States Air Force from March 1969 till March 1972.

His father Joseph Richard Atkinson, and his grandparents John and Sadie Atkinson preceded him in death.

 Surviving is his mother Juanita Sherman of Wewoka; one son, Major David Atkinson of Sacramento, Calif.; one daughter, Alysia Dobson of Corona, Calif.; stepmother, Bonnie Atkinson of Seminole; one brother Jerry Atkinson of Seminole; two sisters, Teresa Wolf, Jr. of Shawnee and Renee Huntley of Wewoka and six grandchildren. 

 

Frances Austin

Funeral services for Cromwell native, Frances Wells (Walker) Austin, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Church of the Nazarene of Plainville, Kan., with Rev. Daryl Sherraden officiating.

Burial will follow at Plainville Cemetery under the direction of Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, Plainville, Kan.

Austin, 80, of Plainville, Kan., died Monday, Dec. 24, 2007 at her home in Plainville. She was born Dec. 27, 1926 in Cromwell to Fred E. and Marta U. (Parks) Walker.

She graduated from Wewoka High School and from Draughon’s Business College in Tulsa.

Austin worked for Mid-Continent Petroleum Company in Tulsa; Department of Public Welfare and Department of Public Health, both in Seminole; and the Texas Employment Commission in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Following this, she then was the Rooks County Appraiser for 18 years, retiring in December 1991.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Plainville, and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #479 of Plainville and later of Hays Chapter #228.

On May 26, 1950 she married Farris F. Austin in Wewoka.

Her parents; husband (March 3, 2002); son, Jim Austin (Aug. 3, 2005), and one grandson, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her daughter, Alisa Dreher of Plainville; sons: Frank Austin of Tustin, Calif., Darrell Austin of Fort Collins, Colo.; stepdaughter, Gwen Ollis of Creal Springs, Ill.; sisters: Beth Shipman of Maud and Mimi Lee of Maud; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Jimmie Austin

Funeral services for Seminole resident Jimmie Austin are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Seminole. Rev. Russell Vicars and Pastor Tommy Clark will officiate the service.

Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

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

Jimmie Austin passed from this life Friday, Aug. 3, 2007 at the age of 90. He was born May 22, 1917 in Sasakwa to A.L. and Zadie Austin.

He married his high school sweetheart, Lucille Marie Pruitt, on Dec. 29, 1937, in Holdenville. She preceded him in death on July 12, 2004.

At the age of twelve Jimmie got a job driving a team of mules in the oilfields. After high school he started work in the oilfields, working for J.B. Barnes Drilling Company, D.B. Malemee Oil Comapany, and Viersen and Cochran Company.

At the age of 34, Jimmie bought his first drilling rig and began Austin-Dunham Drilling Company.

In 1953 he formed the Austin Drilling Company and in 1958 he along with his sons started Austin & Sons Drilling Company.

During his thirty-one years in the drilling business, he drilled over 1400 wells. In November 1981 he sold all his drilling rigs and began increasing his volume of activity with working interests in oil and gas wells.

He formed Austin Equipment Sales Company and began buying oilfield equipment including components for drilling rigs. In 1990 he sold all of the oilfield equipment and began concentrating on his investments and cattle company.

Jimmie sold the cattle business in 2001. He was the president of Austin Management Corporation, Austin Drilling Inc., and Austin Production Company.

Jimmie was an active participant and supporter of golf. In 1975 he helped the City of Seminole expand the town's nine-hole course into an exceptional 18-hole venue, which he operated for many years.

In keeping with his love for golf, Jimmie was a major contributor to the renovation of the University of Oklahoma Golf course, and the course is named in his honor.

A grandfather of four and great-grandfather of seven, Mr. Austin had a special interest in youth activities, especially youth golf.

As a civic leader for Seminole and for the state of Oklahoma, he served on numerous Seminole city commissions, also as a member of the Oklahoma Turnpike Commission and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.

He worked diligently with the Chamber of Commerce and the Seminole Industrial Authority to recruit industry to the area. He was appointed as Commissioner for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in 1987, and continued as Commissioner until 2003.

He was the founder of the Seminole Golf Foundation, Inc., and member of the Seminole Municipal Airport Board.

He was the former director of the Seminole Chamber of Commerce, International Association of Drilling Contractors, American Petroleum Institute, and Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association.

He was a former member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and Seminole Water Authority board.

In recognition of his professional and civic achievements, he was honored many times, including induction into the Seminole State College Hall of Fame for his contributions to civic and youth programs, selected as "Man of the Month" by the Oklahoma Petroleum Club, and "Citizen of the Year" by Seminole Chamber of Commerce.

Jimmie and Marie were significant supporters of the Seminole Hospital.

Jimmie supported all areas of education with an emphasis on higher education. Together with his wife, Marie, they endowed a Biblical Research Center and established the Jimmie and Marie Austin Scholarship Fund at Oklahoma Baptist University.

They also established the Jimmie and Marie Austin Scholarship Fund at Seminole State College and actively supported many other programs of the college.

Jimmie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seminole.

Jimmie is survived by his two sons and their wives, Paul D. and Jane Austin, and Jimmie Lynn and Billye Austin all of Oklahoma City.

His four grandchildren and their spouses, Guy and Julie Austin of Norman; Christy and Steve Barnes of Douglas, Okla.; John and Susan Austin of Norman; Mark and Jennifer Austin of Norman also survive him.

Seven great-grandchildren also survive him, Alexandria Marie Austin and Cameron Cole Austin of Norman, Oklahoma; Shea Lynn Barnes of Douglas, Okla.; Coner Elizabeth Austin, Hunter Douglas Austin, Parker Amis Austin and Carter Reed Austin all of Norman.

Jimmie is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family has designated the following as appropriate for memorial donations:

Jimmie and Marie Austin Scholarship fund at Seminole State College, P.O. Box 351, Seminole, Oklahoma 74818-0351 (Phone 405-382-9950)

Jimmie and Marie Austin Scholarship fund at Oklahoma Baptist University c/o Development Office, 500 W. University, OBU Box 61275, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74804 (Phone 405-878-2020)

The University of Oklahoma Foundation for the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Course Endowment Fund, 1000 Asp Avenue Room 216, Norman, Oklahoma 73019 (Phone 405-325-0311).

The casket will remain open only for visitation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mary Ann Azlin

A memorial service for longtime Maud resident Mary Ann Azlin is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Maud with Rev. Tim Harjo officiating.

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

Mary Ann Azlin passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007 in Shawnee at the age of 69. She was born July 31, 1937 in Maud to Dewey Belton and Effie Elizabeth (Shelton) Silas.

She married Gene Azlin in Wewoka in March of 1965 and she was a retired cook for Maud Schools, where she worked for over 30 years.

She loved to read, cook and watch her grandkids play sports. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Surviving is her husband, Gene of the home; one son, Jimmy Wayne Hanks of Ponca City; three daughters, Terri Colvin of Shawnee, Vicki Hanks of Maud and Linda Azlin of Maud; eight grandchildren, Billy Colvin, Jimmy Hanks Jr., Jacob Vloedman, Chris Colvin, Terra Vloedman, Jessica Farani, Eddie Hanks and Garon Nelson.

She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, Kyla, Chandler and Landon Colvin, Michael, Hanna and Isabella Hanks, Aden and Heaven Bond and Bryler Lewis.

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

 

 

 

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Frances Babb

Funeral services for Sasakwa native Frances May Babb are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday in Swearingen Chapel, Konawa, with Rev. Robert Teel officiating.

Interment is to follow at Wolf Cemetery in Wolf, and visitation is set for 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Chapel, Konawa.

Services are under the direction of Hale’s Funeral Home, Davis.

Babb died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007 in Sulphur at the age of 82. She was born May 21, 1925 in Sasakwa to Adam and Betty (Freeman) Jones.

Being one of eight children, and knowing the importance of family, she passed that legacy on to her children and their families.

On July 3, 1941 she married W.A. Babb in Sasakwa; he preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1986. She attended both the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Konawa and Davis.

Her parents; two sons, Bobby and Jerry Babb; and six sisters and one brother, also preceded her in death.

Survivors include four daughters: Carolyn Williams of Davis, Virginia Weaver of Davis, Pat White of McLoud, and Gayla Palmer of Seminole; five sons: James Babb of Seminole, Dale Babb, Gary Babb, and Marty Babb, all of Ada, and Keith Babb of Springer; 34 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren.

Her grandsons will be serving as pallbearers.

 

 

 

 

Jack Bailey

In celebration of the life of Jack Ray Bailey, funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Interment followed at Rest haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Longtime Seminole resident, Jack Bailey, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007 in Oklahoma City, at the age of 82. He was born Feb. 8, 1925 in Purcell, Okla., to William Ray "Bill" and Frances Lydia (Neville) Bailey. He lived in Seminole for 62 years.

On April 26, 1945 he married Alma "Sissy" (Clark) Bailey in Seminole.

He was a self-employed auto mechanic, electrician, builder and jack-of-all-trades. He was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church and built a second home at Eufaula Lake and enjoyed spending time there with family and friends.

Jack is survived by his wife of 62 years, Alma "Sissy" Bailey, of Seminole; three daughters: Jackie Bailey of McKinney, Texas, Jo Ann Anson of Tecumseh, and Judy Capps of Harrah; one son, Danny Ray Bailey of Shawnee; and three sisters, Ollie Switzer of Norman, Helen Kennan of Edmond, and Nellie Sue Longworth and husband Gene of Stillwater.

He is also survived by six grandchildren: Stephanie Mills of McKinney, Texas, Cary Burton and husband Loren of Ninnekah, Okla., Kellye Karstetter of Oklahoma City, Rachelle Farkas and husband Eric of McKinney, Texas, Matt Darr of Seminole, Sandra "Sissy" Bailey of Shawnee; 13 great-grandchildren; and his first great-great granddaughter, Jayden Faith Mortenson, that will be born on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Frances Bailey; two brothers, James and Joe Bailey; and three sisters: Willie Motley, Virginia Thomas and Lou Ella Bailey.

Pallbearers were: Matt Darr, Loren Burton, Jaron Burton, Chase Burton, Eric Farkas, Dustin Mills, Brett Walker and Jason Lozier.

Honorary bearers were: Bill Clark, Gary Darr, Roger Mills, Tom Anson, Marvin Dunn and Eldon Shepherd.

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

 

 

 

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Harold Baker

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Harold "Wayne" Baker, were held on Friday, March 30, 2007 at First Baptist Church in Choctaw. Burial followed at Little Cemetery.

Baker, 45, died Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at Midwest City Regional Hospital. He was born Sept. 30, 1961 in Oklahoma City to Wayne and Morna Baker.

He worked as a machinist at Tinker Air Force Base for 24 years. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, riding his Harley and restoring and showing his ’56 Ford.

His mother (1998) and grandparents, Chester and Ruby Baker and Lucy Burgett preceded him in death.

Surviving is his daughter, Shelbi Mullinax of Bridge Creek; one grandchild; twin brother, Terrell "Wyatt" Baker of Corpus Christi, Texas; two sisters, Susan Chadick of Ada and Sally Perry of Seminole and his father, Wayne Baker of Bowlegs..

 

 

 

 

 

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Kenneth Ballard

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Kenneth W. "Wink" Ballard are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church, Wewoka.

Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka. Services are under the direction of Stout Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Kenneth William Ballard passes away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 in California. He was born to Wilbert Marion Ballard and Fannie Mae Ballard in Cheyenne, Okla., on Nov. 16, 1915.

His youth was enjoyed among the beautiful rolling hills of western Oklahoma with his sister Bernice and brothers Royal, Jody and Dwight.

After graduating from Cheyenne High School he studied agriculture at Oklahoma A&M College in Stillwater.

On Dec. 28, 1937 he married Geneva Nadine Bryan of Heavener, Okla. Their early married life was in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas near Donna. Then they moved to western Oklahoma near Reydon, where they began farming.

With the beginning of a family, they moved to Oklahoma City and then to Wewoka in 1949.

Kenneth and Geneva operated Ballard’s Grocery Store and served many generations of Wewoka’s students for noon-time meals.

His extensive years in retail business contributed to his family’s comfort and made possible for their son’s formal education.

Service to his Lord was through personal witness on the importance of church, family and education. He was active in different witnessing and leadership activities with the First Baptist Church of Wewoka.

He enjoyed regular participation in the choir and frequently shared his gift of voice through solos. Much of his and Neva’s social enjoyment came from friends within the church and regular after service visiting, coffee and cake.

A personal highlight of Kenneth’s was the celebration with family and friends at their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1987; and pride in 63 years of marriage to Geneva.

Kenneth is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Garla Kay of Avalon, Calif.’ his grandsons, Blaine Cullen Ballard of Los gatos, Calif., and Brant Kerwin and Jamie Ballard of Dublin, Calif.; along with his two great-grandsons, Sean Danniel and Andrew James Ballard.

His wife, Geneva, and his sister and brothers preceded him in death.

 

 

 

 

Beatrice Banks

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Beatrice June Banks are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Services are under the direction of Myers Mortuary, Wewoka.

Beatrice June Banks, the eldest daughter of Ida and Morris Myers, was born on May 20, 1914, in Montpelier, Miss.

When Beatrice was two years old, the family migrated to Wewoka, Okla. where Beatrice remained for the majority of her life. With four younger siblings, Beatrice enjoyed the responsibilities of being an older sister. She cared for them as their "second" mother.

At an early age, Beatrice’s parents enrolled her in piano lessons and a love for music quickly developed.

Beatrice obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Bishop College in 1936, and continued on to the Chicago Conservatory of Music where she received a degree in piano.

Several years later, in 1957, Beatrice earned a Master’s degree in Music Education from the University of Oklahoma.

Beatrice had a 45-year career as a high school and elementary school teacher in the Wewoka Public Schools.

In 1939 Beatrice married James C. Scott, and eight years later they celebrated the birth of their only child, Maurice ("Skipper").

The couple was incredibly devoted to their son and enjoyed every moment they spent with him.

While putting family first, Beatrice remained highly involved in the community. She was the organist, pianist and choir director for St. Paul Baptist Church, an active member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and volunteered at the local museum.

Beatrice shared her passion for music by teaching piano to neighborhood children for many years, and later expanded her artistic talent by becoming an avid painter after retirement.

In 1968, James passed away and the relationship between Skipper and his mother developed into an extraordinary love. Beatrice was also a cherished mother-in-law to Kathy and adored by her grandchildren, Sara and Scotty.

A brother, Lennell Myers, a sister, Mildred Carlton and numerous nieces and nephews, also survives her.

Beatrice spent the last seven years in Denver, Colo. with her family. Skip describes his mother as having a quiet, strong spirit that encouraged those around her to conquer their fears and follow their dreams.

She was a "constant beacon of light" to all who were blessed to know her.

Leamon Darrel Barnes

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Leamon Darrel Barnes are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with interment at Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Darrel passed away March 3, 2007 at the age of 75 years. He was born September 21, 1931 in Holdenville to Edward M. and Eva (Smith) Barnes.

He graduated from Wewoka High School. Darrel married June Ledbetter of Hoisington, Kan.

He was Sharp Shooter and expert rifleman in the United States Army

He enjoyed golf, cars, military history and was a devoted husband and excellent father.

Darrel was employed by Carter Oil Company and Humble Oil Company that later became Exxon.

He lived in Oklahoma City for 18 years and was employed by Lutson and Company CPA Firm. He attended Oklahoma City University to obtain his bachelor’s degree in accounting and then earned his CPA certificate.

He was employed by Farm Fresh Dairy in Ponca City as the controller and worked for them for a number of years, before having his own accounting business.

His parents Edward and Eva Barnes, and brother Carl Barnes preceded Darrel in death.

Survivors include his Daughter, Terri Barnes Carlat and husband Joseph Dane Carlat; granddaughter, Dana Marie Carlat; brother, Leon Barnes and wife Alma; sisters, Monnie Reich and Hazel Morphis; sister-in-law, Imogene Barnes; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

 

 

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Cleta Barnhart

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Cleta May Barnhart were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Chesser Sr. officiating.

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

Barnhart died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007 in Wewoka. She was born May 26, 1923 in Pottawatomie County to Seth Thomas and Lou Della (Crownover) Stone.

On Oct. 26, 1940 she married Tob Barnhart in Holdenville and they moved to Wewoka and made their home.

She was a cashier for Morgan’s Mug Restaurant in Wewoka for over 40 years and was a member of Midway Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Surviving are sons, Leon Barnhart and Kenneth Barnhart; daughters, Linda Gean, Treva Anderson and Robin North; sister, Etta Willis; 29 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services were Richard "Rick" Barnhart, Clayton Bruce Whitlock, Charlie Whitlock and Lonnie Gates.

 

 

 

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Gwen Barrett

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Winifred Helen "Gwen" (Sims) Barrett were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee.

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

Gwen passed from this life Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007 at Ranch Terrace Nursing Home in Sapulpa, Okla. She was born Nov. 7, 1917 in Norge, Okla., to parents Charley Lewis Sims and Dolly Edith (Wheeler) Sims.

Mrs. Barrett married her husband Theodore William Barrett on Nov. 18, 1933 in Duncan, Okla. The Barretts lived in Seminole County from 1934 to 1959 and moved to Sapulpa in 1962. She was a homemaker and had also worked as a cook at both Varnum and Twin Oaks Schools.

Gwen was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Shawnee.

Her parents, Charley Lewis Sims and Dolly Edith (Wheeler) Sims; her husband Theodore William Barrett; one daughter Bobbie Jean Reeves; and four brothers Charlie Brady Sims, Eldon Sims, Tom Sims and Bobby Sims preceded Gwen in death.

Gwen leaves to cherish her memory daughters and sons-in-law: Erma June and "Sug" Hale of Las Animas, Colo., Doris Helen Freeman of East Point, Mich., Patricia Ann and Larry Neer of Oklahoma City, and Starla Kay and Marlin Southerland of Sapulpa; one son and daughter-in-law, Teddy Mitchell and Sonya Barrett of Littleton, Colo.; one son-in-law, Doyle Reeves of Dallas, Texas; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Dan Sims of Shawnee, Tony Sims of Penticton, British Columbia and Wesley and "Vi" Sims of Shawnee; one sister and a brother-in-law, Jacqueline and Bill Farris of Newalla; one sister-in-law, Sena Sims of Tulsa; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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William Bassett

Graveside services for Maud resident William "Bill" Bassett will be held at 2 p.m. today at Cummings Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating and the United States Navy presenting military honors.

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

William "Bill" Bassett passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 in Norman, at the age of 81. He was born on Oct. 5, 1925 in Cromwell to Harold Elmer and Hazel (Bridgeman) Bassett.

He married Tawana Lee (Bussey) Bassett on Oct. 30, 1942 in Maud. He retired twenty years ago from Buck Exploration where he was in the oilfield.

Bassett served in the United States Navy receiving the Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with five stars, serving during World War II.

His parents, one sister, and one grandchild Clinton Bassett precede him in death.

He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Robert W. Bassett and his wife Carolyn of Maud; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary L. Byrd and husband Walter of Poetry, Texas and Linda Johnson and husband Donnie of Vici, Okla.; one brother, Richard Bassett of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren, Alan Bassett, Mark Estes, David Estes, Kerta Thrower, Michael Emmerick, Trena Hopson, Larrianne Bishop, and Clynt Johnson and 15 great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 


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Kennith Beamer

A private family service will be held in the honor of Wewoka native Kennith Silas Beamer of Oologah.

Beamer, 83, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 in Claremore. He was born March 29, 1924 in Wewoka to Henry E. and Lottie (Redford) Beamer.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and married Mary Tom.

Together they raised two daughters and she preceded him in death in 2005.

Beamer worked as an electrician for Circle L. Electric in Tulsa before retiring. He belonged to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #584.

After retiring he worked as a handyman and helped with the Oologah restoration. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.

His parents, wife and one brother, Byron Beamer, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his daughters, Lou Ann Frost of Claremore and Rebecca Beamer of Oologah; one brother, Carl Beamer of Bullhead, Ariz.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

 

 

Lorene Beattie

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Lorene C. (Criswell) Beattie, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2007 at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Father Basil M. Keenan, O.S.B. will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Beattie passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2007 in Tulsa at the age of 91.

She was born to Arthur A. Criswell and Ola (Chastain) Criswell in Wewoka on March 15, 1916.

She married Fred C. Beattie in Wewoka. He preceded her in death in 1992.

Beattie attended the University of Oklahoma and was of the Catholic faith.

She lived in Seminole County for 30 years before moving to Oklahoma City and later to Tulsa.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Raymond Criswell; and one sister, Annell Gregg.

Beattie is survived by two nephews, Lawrence J. Gregg, M.D. of Tulsa and Dan Criswell, M.D. of Lawton; and one niece, Sally Criswell Guldenschue.

The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, P.O. Box 164, Seminole Okla. 74818-0164.

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

Bonnie Beckett

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident Bonnie Evalee Beckett are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at highway Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Beckett, 87, died Monday, July 30, 2007 in Cleveland, Okla. She was born on Jan. 11, 1920in Gabriel, Ark., to Richard Austin and Tennessee Evalee (Bohanan) Austin.

On Sept. 15, 1942 she married Youkle Beckett in Okemah and worked at Pat’s Café as a waitress for 20 years and at Doyle’s Quick Stop for five years.

She was a member of the Highway Baptist Church for 54 years.

Her parents; husband (Oct. 27, 1990); one daughter, Phyllis Hoffman (1977); one sister; and three brothers, preceded her in death.

Surviving is one son, Jim Beckett of Hominy, Okla.; one sister, Nellie Smith of Tulsa; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

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Corey Beckwith

Funeral services for former Seminole student Corey J. Beckwith are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, N.Y. with Fred M.S. Downs officiating.

Interment will follow at Taylor Rural Cemetery, Taylor, N.Y.

Beckwith, 35 of Taylor, N.Y., went to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007 at his home. He was born June 1, 1971 in Cortland, N.Y. to Alan and Karol Smith Beckwith.

He attended grade school in Seminole and was a 1990 graduate of Cincinnatus Central School in Cincinnatus.

Beckwith was employed as a superintendent and a heavy equipment operator for Procon Construction Company in Vestal, N.Y.

He was a member of the Ideal Street Baptist Church in Seminole, McGraw Sportsman’s Club (McGraw, N.Y.) and the Sons of the American Legion post #973 (South Otselic, N.Y.).

Corey truly enjoyed the outdoors and spent much of his free time hunting, fishing and trap shooting. He would often spend time helping his friends or lending a hand to several local farmers.

A loving husband, father, son and brother, he will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving is his wife, Paula; children, Arielle Emily, Cody James and Tyler Robert Beckwith; mother, Karol Hart of Plano, Texas.

He also leaves behind his father, Alan (Linda) Beckwith of Willet, N.Y.; sisters, Dana (Charles) Holley of Seminole and Lindsey Beckwith of Willet, N.Y.; a brother, Raymond (Tracy) Smith of Willet; paternal grandmother, Veronica Beckwith of Taylor; maternal grandmother, Laura Smith of Cortland; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and his canine companion, "Bud".

Those wishing to remember Corey are asked to consider the McGraw Sportsman’s Club, P.O. Box 805, McGraw, N.Y. 13101, or the Emergency Squad, c/o Elaine Oros, 5771 McFarland Road, Cincinnatus, N.Y. 13040.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent by visiting www.klsharpfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Marcy Belew

Funeral services and interment for former Seminole resident Marcy (Marcelene) Hill Belew were held on Monday at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Marcy, beloved mother and grandmother, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 3, 2007. Marcy was born to Walter and Laura Lorena Hill in Bristow, Okla., and was raised in Seminole. 

She attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Okla., studying piano and organ. Marcy received numerous national piano competition honors.

Marcy was Secretary of the Year 1984 of the Coastal Bend Chapter of Professional Secretaries International. 

An excellent executive assistant, Marcy worked over the years for Prescon Construction, Stevenson & Stevenson, Whataburger, KIII-TV, and Driscoll Foundation Children’s Hospital, where she was named January 1991 Employee of the Month.

Marcy remained an avid bridge player and always enjoyed getting a foursome together and substituting in numerous bridge groups whenever possible. 

She used her musical gifts to play for the Agape Class of First United Methodist Church, and retirement and nursing homes during the Holidays.

Marcy was married for 54 years to the late George B. Belew.  Her parents, and two brothers, Herbert and Chalmer Hill, also preceded her in death. 

Marcy is survived by her daughter, Georgia Lynn Porcher of Leander, Texas; grandchildren: Marcy Porcher of Leander, Texas; Jimmy Thompson of Deer Park, Texas and Christopher Porcher of Corpus Christi, Texas; two great-grandsons, Tyler and Matthew; and nieces, Bobbi Kretschmar, Cleveland, Texas and Kay Hare, Boston, Massachusetts. 

She is greatly missed by family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Driscoll Foundation Children’s Hospital or one’s preferred charity.

 

 

 

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Edward Bender

Funeral services for Holdenville native Edward Lee Bender were held today at Immanuel Baptist in Norman with Bro. Bryce Scott officiating.

Services are under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman. Following services Ed will be moved to Shawnee Tribal grounds, where he will be laid to rest at daybreak Thursday morning.

Mr. Bender, 57, passed away Monday, June 25, 2007 in Norman. He was born on Oct. 15, 1949 in Holdenville to Lotman and Mary L. Bean Bender.

He was a longtime resident of Norman and the Little Axe area. He attended Norman High School and graduated in 1967.

Edward was a retired Vietnam Veteran Marine since 1993.

His mother; his father; mother-in-law, Lucille Longhorn, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Judy Longhorn Bender of the home; son, Jason Bender; daughters, Leah Bates, Lisa Botone and Leal Bender; brothers, Coleman Bender and Jonas Bender; sisters, Sherri Prevost and Cindy Scott and six grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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David Bennett

A memorial service for David Alan Bennett, formerly of Wewoka, has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Penn. Avenue Redemption United Methodist Church, 1320 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Oklahoma City, where he was a member.

David Alan Bennett was born in Seminole on Sept. 2, 1954 to Denver Adrian Bennett and Helen Claye Bennett. 

Denver was in the ice business and Helen worked for the state Watershed Department, so David learned about serving dying causes from an early age. 

The Bennetts resided in Wewoka until David graduated from high school.

On Friday, April 6, 2007, David returned to the VA Hospital for what he believed would be nothing more than routine tests. 

The results were not what David hoped for, and he was kept for further evaluation. His health continued to both improve and deteriorate over the next two weeks. 

Though he put up a valiant fight, David ultimately lost his long struggle when his liver finally failed him. On Monday, April 23, 2007, sometime after 11:15 a.m., David went to be with Our Lord. 

His loving wife Donna was by his side the entire time and was with him when he passed away. He was 52 years young. 

In the course of his lifetime, David touched so many people in so many ways and that proof was seen in the many visitors that trailed in and out of the ICU in his final days. 

Throughout David’s extended hospital stay, he never lost his sense of humor and he entertained his visitors with his wisecracks and managed to make people smile even in this difficult time.

During his early schooling, David took piano lessons and showed somewhat of a flair for music. His most significant influences in music and in life during the formative years were his organ instructor, Stephenia Lobaugh; band director, Chelsea C. Cook; and countless rock, blues, and jazz bands. 

The latter were not always the best of influences, and David, being in touch with the Zeitgeist of the sixties and seventies, unfortunately incorporated chemical experimentation into his repertoire, forming habits that hampered him for decades.

David attended Central State College in Edmond, majoring in music and psychology, and---well, being a musician in college in the early seventies was something of a major in itself! 

Four years after matriculating, and clueless as to what to do with himself, David joined the Regular Army, where one is told what to do, and served in the 1st Armored Division in Germany. 

An unusual accident left him a ten-percent disabled veteran, and David received all his medical treatment from the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. 

The habits David discovered in college and reinforced in the military soon came back to haunt him, and David wound up a ward of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for a short stretch.

This experience seemed to straighten David out, and he finished a B.S. in accounting from Central State University.  He then began roughly a decade and a half working in the accounting field. 

During that time he completed his MBA, graduating with honors near the top of his class. In addition to his accounting career, David worked steadily as a church organist as well as playing for countless weddings, funerals, and social events requiring cheesy dinner music.

Middle age started out unkind for David as he relapsed into substance abuse, went to federal prison (the "Club Fed" as he affectionately called it), and was diagnosed with late-phase liver disease. 

During this time, David finally let the love of Christ touch his life, and became a true believer. 

His medical condition improved remarkably, and upon release, David returned to Oklahoma to work for the Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries (CJAMM) of the United Methodist Church, serving as the first site manager for the Exodus House in Tulsa for two years before returning to Oklahoma City to work for CJAMM’s Redemption Church ministries as administrator and church musician, then as a grant writer.

During this time, David had not only the benefit of having God in his life, but was blessed with so many valuable mentors, including the Rev. Dr. Dale Tremper, Director of Skyline Urban Ministries (405-236-5212), the Rev. Dr. Virginia Grey, Volunteer Coordinator of Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries of Tulsa (405-530-2014), and the Rev. Tony Zahn, Director of The Education and Employment Ministries (405-235-5671). 

David asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to any or all of these ministries.  Please call the phone numbers listed for instructions on where to mail your contributions.

In 2003, the stars aligned and David finally found his other half, the love of his life, Donna Gail Thompson. 

On Aug. 13, 2005, Donna and David were wedded at Penn Avenue Redemption United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City.  They lived in wedded bliss for the remainder of David’s life, and they both believe that they will live happily ever after together in their greater glory.

During their first year of marriage, the affectionate couple purchased a house in Oklahoma City before an unexpected interruption occurred. 

Donna knew that the vows included the words "in sickness and in health", but did not expect the "sickness" part to rear its ugly head so soon. 

David’s liver failed in July of 2006, and he received a liver transplant at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., under the auspices of the VA umbrella of care. 

The first year was a struggle, but thanks to Donna’s constant loving care, David’s health finally rebounded and life returned to some semblance of normal.

David was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Denver James Bennett, who was a Baptist minister who always accepted churches in Wyoming and Colorado, places far from the Southern Baptist Convention headquarters. 

He is survived by his wife, Donna, in their home in Oklahoma City, and three stepdaughters, Amber and Wendy, from a previous marriage, and Lauren, Donna’s daughter.

He will be missed tremendously by all those who knew him.  May God Bless David Alan Bennett and all those who love and miss him dearly.

David Bennett composed the following poem:

Life has rhythm

Life has a beat

Life is music

Life has feet

- so dance! 

Ed. Note: David Bennett wrote most of the obituary before his passing, and it was his wish for it to be published, "as is".

Charlene Berry

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Charlene Faye Berry are scheduled for 12 p.m. Saturday at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Shawnee with Rev. James Grayson officiating.

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

Berry, 52, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007 at Select Specialty Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born Nov. 27, 1953 in Seminole to Bobby Lee and Lucy Mae (Harris) Williams.

She was a cook at Tinker Golf Course in Oklahoma City for many years.

Her parents; one brother, Marvin Harris; grandmother, Lizzie Mar Harris; and grandfather, Arthur Harris, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Dana Johnson of Oklahoma City and Charlotte Evett Berry of the home; son, Jackie Arnold Berry of the home; companion, Gordon Holliman of the home; twin sister, Darlene Winrow of Earlsboro; sisters, Irma Cheatham of Earlsboro, Veronica Bernard of Earlsboro and Gerner Williams of Texas; brothers, Maurice Harris of Shawnee, Rodney Harris of Spencer and Mike Williams of Chandler; and three grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

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Chad Bettelyoun

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Chad Bettelyoun are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam Henry officiating.

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

Bettelyoun, 33 of Hollywood, Fla., died in a four-wheeler accident Monday, Jan. 1, 2007 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He was born March 9, 1973 in Lynnwood, Calif. to Lester and Donna (Whiteley) Bettelyoun.

He is a 1991 graduate of Seminole High School.

His grandfather, Woodrow Whiteley and grandparents, Isac and Sofia Bettelyoun preceded him in death.

Survivors include his parents of Shawnee; grandmother, Dennie Whiteley of Shawnee; brothers, L.J. and Wally Bettelyoun of Seminole, Isac Bettelyoun of Florida, Charles and John Bettelyoun of Shawnee and sisters, Sofia Fowler of Shawnee and Sonia Rich of Norman.

In lieu of flowers the family has suggested donation be made in his memory to the Immanuel Baptist Church Building Fund.

 

 

Ray Bevelhymer

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident and pastor, Ray Bevelhymer, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Ray Bevelhymer went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at his home at the age of 70. Ray was born in Wewoka on Aug. 24, 1936 to Herman and Nan (Smith) Bevelhymer.

His parents preceded him in death.

He grew up on a dairy farm southwest of Wewoka and graduated from New Lima High School at the age of 16 years in 1953.

Ray then enlisted in the United States Navy for four years. After serving his country he married Janice Pollard on Feb. 14, 1959. They made their home on a farm near his childhood home place.

Ray was a hard worker and everyone was fond of his sweet and kind spirit. He saw the best in people and never spoke a bad word of anyone.

He served as pastor of the bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Surviving is his loving wife, Janice, of the home; sister, Ann Cain of Wewoka; brothers, Earl Bevelhymer of Wewoka, Darrell Bevelhymer of Arlington, Texas and Jake Bevelhymer of Oklahoma City and many nieces and nephews who thought "Uncle Ray" was a very special Christian and loving uncle.

 

 

 

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Scotland Bible

Graveside services for newborn Scotland Nicole Bible are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Drew Isaacs officiating.

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

Bible died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007 at Carl Albert Hospital in Ada at birth. She is the daughter of Byron and Racheal (Moore) Bible of Sasakwa.

Survivors include her parents; sisters, Ivy Bible and Presley Kirkwood of the home; maternal grandparents, Jeff and Dona Hudson and Norman Moore; paternal grandparents, Gary and Shelly Bible; great-grandparents, Sam and Arnetta Harjo, Melba Sprawl, Tom and Brenda Hudson, V.L. and Alice Watters and Wayne and Beatrice Bible, all of Sasakwa.

Travis Billings

Funeral services for Earlsboro resident Travis "T.J." James Billings are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Earlsboro High School auditorium.

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

T.J. passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, on what was to be his 18th birthday. He was born on Sept. 25, 1989 to Martin and Pamela Billings.

He liked music and was currently learning to play the guitar. T.J. was a junior at Earlsboro High School and he loved to watch sports, especially OSU.

T.J. had a great personality and loved spending time with his family and friends.

His mother and three uncles, Barry and Heavy Odom and Harry Billings, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his father; two sisters and brother-in-law Christina Billings and Christy and Stephen King; two brothers and sister-in-law, Marty Billings and Kenneth and Donna Billings and five nephews, Dustin, Brandon, Ryan and Dylan Billings and Trevor King.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Colton Billingsley

Funeral services for Colton Preston Wayne Billingsley, relative of many Seminole County residents, are set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at the Pittsburg School baseball field.

Rev. George Spears is set to officiate.

Burial will follow at Blanco Cemetery in Blanco, Okla.

In case of rain, the services will be held at the Pittsburg School gym.

Casket bearers are listed as Hunter Wilson, Tony Dawkins, Billy Wilson, Henry Hudson, Johnny James, Cody Duke, and Western Thomason. Honorary bearers will be members of the Pittsburg baseball and basketball teams.

Billingsley died Saturday, May 19, 2007, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, at the age of 15.

He was born Sept. 17, 1991 in McAlester to Steve and Kelly Billingsley.

Colton Billingsley was active in sports, participating in archery, fishing, boating, hunting and camping.

He was a freshman at Pittsburg High School, where he was a member of the baseball and basketball teams.

He was a member of the Pittsburg First Methodist Church.

Billingsley is survived by his parents; brother, Micah; sisters, Taylor and Chandler, all of the home; sister, Kayla Janes of Wewoka; grandparents Terry and Darline Williams of Blanco; grandmother Mary Lou Billingsley of Wewoka; great-grandmothers Vivian Dodson of Sallisaw and Faye N. Williams of McAlester; great-grandfather Richard McCormick; and others.

A memorial benefit fund has been set up in Billingsley’s name at BancFirst in McAlester and at the Security State Bank in Wewoka.

Albert Black

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Albert L. Black are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at East Main Church of Christ, Holdenville.

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

Albert passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2007. He was born Sept. 10, 1934 in Indianola, Okla., to Miles David and Evie Olivia (Robinson) Black.

Albert entered the United States Navy on Dec. 2, 1953 and served on the U.S.S. Yorktown during the Korean conflict as a Petty Officer 3rd Class upon discharge on Oct. 11, 1957.

He attended Spaulding Schools and drove a truck for Seminole County until his retirement in 1980 due to illness.

On Oct. 29, 1974 he married Elaine Gleason Schardt. His greatest love was his family and he especially enjoyed his grandchildren. He was a member of the East Main Church of Christ, Holdenville.

His parents and two brothers, Carl and J.R. Black preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife. Elaine Black, of the home; five sons and two daughters, Dennis Black and wife Carol of Parkville, Mo., Don Black and wife Dee Dee of Grandview, Mo., Mark Black and wife Lorene of Seminole, John Black and wife Tam of Kapolei, Hawaii, Michael Black and wife Lisa of Wewoka; Pamela Macey of Overland, Kan., and Angela Tillis and husband Reginald of Magnolia, Texas; 20 grandchildren; five sisters and one brother, Jean Garvin, Dorothy Jones, Shirley Arthur, Jane Keeney, Joann Jumet and Oscar Black; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

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Geneva Black

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Geneva Black will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Wade Robertson officiating.

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

Geneva Black passed away on Friday, July 27, 2007 at the age of 85. She was born on Oct. 25, 1921 in Tecumseh to Robert and Louella Mae (West) Dockery.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Mary Black of Seminole; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lillian Compton of Maud and Veta and Larry Wilson of Oklahoma City and one brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Jean Dockery of Wewoka.

Four grandchildren also survive her, Rhonda Canfield, Sherry Beasley, Dean Pence and Aaron Compton as well as seven great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thurman Black in 2004; two brothers, Louie Dockery and Lee Dockery and one sister: Bernice Doty.

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

 

 

 

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Donald Blackburn

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident Donald John Blackburn are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Sasakwa with Rev. James Hopkins and Wesley Martin officiating.

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

Blackburn, 73, died Sunday, June 24, 2007 in Ada. He was born Jan. 21, 1934 in Sasakwa to John Ellis and Nellie Josephine (Eberle) Blackburn.

After graduating from Sasakwa Schools he worked as a farmer and rancher, and also worked as a farm and oil field mechanic. He was also a volunteer for Sasakwa Fire Department and a member of First Baptist Church, Sasakwa.

On Aug. 20, 1966 he married Mary Louise Tucker in Seminole.

His parents; infant son, Johnnie Lee Blackburn; two brothers, Eutah and Lloyd Douglas Blackburn; three sisters, Inez, Bessie Pearl and "little sister" Blackburn, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; sons, Donald James Blackburn and Eugene Charles Blackburn, both of Sasakwa; two granddaughters; three grandsons; two brothers, Jesse Blackburn of Sasakwa and Joseph Eugene Blackburn of St. George, Utah; three sisters, Irene Eudaley of Grapevine, Texas, Eula Mae Clark of Oklahoma City and Alvenia Degge of Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be Jacob Clark, David Reggio, Danny Reggio, Kenneth Welch, John Matthew Clark, Derek Clark and Brandon Sims.

Honorary bearers will be Levi Blackburn, Austin Blackburn, Colton Blackburn, Kelly Blackburn, Danielle Blackburn and Grace Blackburn.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pauline Blackwell

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Pauline "Gladys" Blackwell are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Free Well Baptist Church with Rev. Robert McClure.

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

Pauline went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007 in Wewoka. She was born July 6, 1916 in Shawnee to William Foster and Montie (Cox) Gray.

Pauline was a cook, devoted housewife, mother and grandmother. She loved quilt making, crocheting, making ceramics, and was an active member of the First Free Will Baptist Church, Wewoka, for many years.

Her parents; husband, Euarl Blackwell; son, Jack Blackwell; grandson, Ronald Blackwell; sisters, Nellie Lathrop and Thelma Clary; and brother, Lloyd Gray.

Survivors include daughter, Karlita and husband Jim Smith of Petaluma, Calif.; son, Tom and wife Lori Blackwell of Wewoka; daughter-in-law, Jane Blackwell of Oklahoma City; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A special thanks to the kind and caring staff of Elmwood Nursing Home.

 

 

 

 

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Roy Blanton

Funeral services for Wewoka native Roy Russell Blanton are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Delmar Humes officiating.

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

Roy passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007 in Oklahoma City. He was born Nov. 12, 1917 in Wewoka to Tom Luther Blanton and Laura (Talley) Blanton.

Roy was a member of Mission Home Baptist Church. He was in the United States Army during World War II and later worked for the Oklahoma State Highway Department and retired.

Roy loved woodworking, gardening and listening to music.

He and Georgia "Pauline" Jackson married Feb. 27, 1943 in Wewoka.

His parents and siblings: Nathan Blanton, Otis Blanton, Ruby Blanton, Sylvia Krause, Iva Buckner, and Edith Blanton, preceded him in death.

Survivors include sons, James Blanton and wife Joy of Seminole, Jerry Blanton and wife Linda of Chandler, Don Blanton and wife Beverly of Oklahoma City and Wendell Blanton of Wewoka; daughter, Darlene Choate and husband Mickey of Sasakwa; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pall bearers will be: Tom Walls, Tommy Walls, Gene Goodnight, Larry Koon, Dan Houser and Charles Belcher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Donald Blassingame

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Donald Wayne "Donnie" Blassingame are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole. Rev. Bobby Shatto will officiate the service.

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

Blassingame, 58, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007 at his home north of Seminole. He was born March 1, 1949 in Shawnee to parents, Jeff Carl Blassingame and Frances "Biddy" (Johnson) Blassingame.

He graduated from Dale High School in 1967 and worked as a route sales driver working for the Coors Company for 15 years and then for Budweiser for 10 years.

 His father preceded him in death.

Survivors include his mother, Frances "Biddy" Blassingame of Shawnee; one son, Brian Blassingame of Seminole; one daughter, Stephanie of Maud; former wife and the mother of his children, Joann Cantwell of Seminole; brothers, Jimmy Blassingame and Stevie Blassingame, all of Shawnee; one sister, Cindy Halbert of Shawnee; and five grandchildren. 

Casket bearers will be: Eddie Carter, Bobby Hayes, Noland Long, Jimmy Brewer, Warren Blassingame and Joe Blassingame.

Honorary bearers will be: David Hodges and Dee Hodges.

In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that donations be made to Bank NA, 206 E. Wanda Jackson Blvd., Maud, OK, 74854.

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

 

 

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Virgil Bleeker

A memorial service will be held at a later date for former longtime Cromwell resident, Virgil Bleeker.

Bleeker, 63, of Santos, Texas died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007 in Santos, Texas. He was born June 10, 1944 in Cromwell to Albert and Louise Bleeker.

He graduated from Butner High school and served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Bleeker worked in the oilfield.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Shirley Bleeker of the home; one daughter, Dena Bleeker of Florida; four stepsons: Wade, David, Billie, and Kenny Bleeker; one sister, Claudene Parker of Haskell; and two brothers, Dwaine Bleeker of Eureka Springs, Ark., and Frank Bleeker of Cromwell.

 

 

Carolyn Boatman

Graveside services for Moore resident Carolyn Joy Boatman will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Little Cemetery, Seminole, and officiated by Pastor Roy Robertson, Bowlegs Assembly of God Church.

Carolyn Joy Boarman was born July 22, 1932 to William and Selma Bruce in Norman. She died peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 27, 2007 at the Moore Nursing Center.

In 1949 Joy married Lee Roy Arnold (deceased) and she has three loving children from that union: daughter, Treva Vaughn and husband Jim of Norman, and sons Jimmie and Damon Arnold of Earlsboro.

She later married Joe H. Boatman (deceased) in 1963 and from this union has one loving son, James Boatman of Oklahoma City.

Though she loved her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she was especially close to her granddaughter, Jolisha Boatman, whom she raised.

She is also survived by one sister, Pauline Martin; one brother, Larry Bruce and wife Carolyn of Seminole; and a dear uncle, Jack Bishop and wife Lorene of Norman.

Joy was preceded in death by both husbands; parents; brothers, Jimmy Bruce, Jerry Bruce, John Bruce and Vandle Bruce; sister, Wanda Phillips; and granddaughter, Samantha Arnold.

Joy’s family sincerely thanks the special angels of Moore Nursing Center, Crossroads Hospice, and Good Shepherd Hospice.

Visitation and condolences may be made at John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel, 120 S. Broadway in Moore.

 

 

 

 

 

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Lois Bohanon

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident, Lois Mae Walker Bohanon, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Oakwood Cemetery Pavilion.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Meredith Robinson and under the direction of Demuth Funeral Home, Oklahoma City.

Lois Mae passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007. She was born in Yowell, Texas as the third of five children to Walter Wesley Walker and Lucyle Brimm Walker.

Lois Mae moved to Wewoka in 1936 to establish a home with her husband, Andrew Bohanon. They raised three children, Josh Lee Bohanon, Andrewette Bohanon Wood and Webster Walker Bohanon.

She was a member of the Eastern Star Seminole Chapter #452 and the American Legion Auxiliary; retiring from Civil Service at Tinker Air Force Base in 1977.

Lois Mae was preceded in death be her parents; husband, Andrew; both sons, Josh and Webb; all four of her siblings, Jack Walker, Cleo Walker Bonner, Bill Walker and Webster Walker; and one great-grandson, Ryan Mitchell Wood.

She is survived by daughter, Andrewette Wood and fiancé Jack Gregg of Edmond; daughter-in-law, Judy Bohanon of Oklahoma City; five grandchildren, James Bonner Wood and wife Brenda, Lee Ann Wood and partner Kerry VanEss, Robert Andrew Wood and wife Tammy, Josh Lee Bohanon II and wife Amanda and James Webster Bohanon; six great-grandchildren, Candice and husband Jay, Stephanie, Audrey, Breanna, Addyson and Wyatt; and one great-great grandson, Cooper Ryan.

Three nephews and one niece, Joe Lee Walker, Jackie Mae Walker, John Brimm Walker and Paul Edward Walker and sister-in-law, Viola Sullivan, also survive Lois Mae.

The family would like to thank Dr. Robert McCaffree and the staff of Mercy Hospice, especially Sonja, Nicki and Denise.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Mercy Hospice, 4401 W. Memorial Rd., Suite 143, Oklahoma City, OK 73134.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lester Bottoms

Funeral services for Holdenville native Lester Lee Bottoms are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the First United Methodist Church in Wagoner with Rev. Randy Mitchell officiating.

Interment is to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole under the direction of Hersman-Nichols Funeral Home, Wagoner.

Lester Lee Bottoms passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007 in Tulsa at the age of 81 years. He was born Oct. 4, 1925 in Holdenville to Grover Cleveland and Addie Belle (Tucker) Bottoms.

Lester married Verna Lou McCluskey on Dec. 25, 1948 in Seminole.

He served with the United States Navy aboard submarines during World War II, where he was a radioman and electronic tech on the U.S.S. Pompon from 1943 to 1945.

Lester attended Seminole Junior College and OSU before working in the oilfields for National Supply Company in Healdton and then Thompson Pump Company in Drumright.

While working in the oilfield, Lester was called in to the ministry after which he graduated from seminary at S.M.U. in Dallas, Texas.

He began his ministry as pastor in the United Methodist Church in Ft. Gibson-Woodall in 1966. He also served as pastor at Aline-Cleo Springs, Fargo-May, Shindler-Grinola-Foraker, Hydro, Selecman-St. Paul United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City, in Alva at Oterbein and Hartshorne-Haileyville.

Lester retired in June of 1991 and he was a member of the First United Methodist Church, an avid genealogist and a member of the WWII Subs Veterans, serving both as National and State Chaplain.

His parent, wife Verna (Feb. 5, 2006) and one brother preceded him in death.

Lester is survived by his sons, Dr. Keith L. 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 Dale Bottoms and wife, Cindy, of Wagoner; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Garrell Bottoms of The Woodlands, Texas and Loyd Bottoms of Mixa. Mo.; sisters, Naomi Rafferty of Cushing and Julia Fairbanks of Shawnee and many nieces, nephews ad friends.

Georgia Bougio

Funeral services for former Sasakwa resident Georgia Bougio are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, Wewoka.

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

Bougio, 79, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007 in Oklahoma City. She was born Nov. 8, 1927 in Holdenville to George Jackson and Myrtle Lee (Mundell) Ward.

She attended school in Sasakwa and on June 18, 1959 she married Theodore Bougio.

Her parents; husband (March 6, 1993); son, Jess Bucklyet Doolen; brothers, George Ward, Bill Ward, Leroy Ward; and sisters, Beulah Ward, Myrtle Faye Williams, and Marie Young, preceded her in death.

Surviving is son, Henry Walker Peters of Newcastle, Okla.; daughter, Shelia Runae McKeel of Tuttle; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

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Jorene Bowers

Graveside services for Duncan resident Jorene Driskill Bowers are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Little cemetery with Rev. Lonnie DaVoull officiating.

Interment is under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home, Duncan.

Jorene, 79, passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 17, 2007 in Lawton. She was born Sept. 15, 1928 in Bristow to Thompson A. and Rhoda (Shirley) Ingram.

On Aug. 8, 1947 she married Eugene Dale Driskill, Sr. They were happily married for 21 years and raised their three children in Shawnee.

Eugene preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1968. Jorene married Walter Lee Bowers on Nov. 5, 1987 and they moved to Duncan in 1995. They enjoyed each other’s comfort, love and company until Lee passed away on March 27, 2004.

Jorene was a homemaker and attended Ray of Hope Church.

Survivors include a son, Eugene Dale Driskill, Jr., and daughter-in-law, Betty, of Duncan; two daughters, Cindy Davis of Ingleside, Texas and Connie Miller and son-in-law, Frank, of Duncan’ eight grandchildren’ and 17 great-grandchildren.

Jorene will be greatly missed by her beloved dogs, Tilly and Little Bear.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.

 

 

 

Gwen ‘Jane’ Boydstun

Funeral services for Sasakwa native Gwen "Jane" Boydstun are set for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Stonewall, with Gary Jamar officiating.

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

Interment will follow at Stonewall Cemetery in Stonewall.

A wake service will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at 6 p.m., at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Boydstun died May 20, 2007, at Carl Albert Hospital in Ada, at the age of 60.

She was born Sept. 12, 1946, in Sasakwa, to Robert Harjo and Francis (Burgess) Tanyan.

Boydstun attended Ardmore and Vamoosa Schools, graduating in 1964. She continued her education, getting her Certified Nursing Attendant’s certification.

She lived in and around Seminole County most of her life, marrying Bobby Boydstun Sr. in 1964. He preceded her in death in 1990.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Jennifer Kay Tue; the grandparents who raised her, Nancy (Alexander) Burgess and Walter Caesar Burgess.

Boydstun is survived by a son, Bobby Boydstun Jr. of Ada; a daughter, Wendie Wood of Newalla; a brother, Lee Wayne Wood of Denton, Texas; and a sister, Nancy Jo Hernden of Seminole.

Messages of condolences may be left for the family at swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

Madelyne Boyt

Funeral services for the great-granddaughter of Junior and Virginia Rogers of Seminole are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Kirby & Family Funeral Service Chapel, Mountain Home, Ark.

Rev. Marc Johnson will officiate and burial will follow at Baxter Memorial Gardens, Mountain Home.

Services are under the direction of Kirby & Family Funeral and Cremation Services.

Madelyne Taylor Boyt entered in to eternal rest on Monday, April 2, 2007 in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of nine years, eight months and 16 days.

She was born July 16, 1997 in Bakersfield, Calif., to Sean Michael and Angela Williams Boyt and she was of the Christian faith.

Madelyne was a 4th grade student at Guy Berry Elementary School in Mountain Home. She sang in the school choir and loved art, drawing and had a passion for animals (especially lions and dogs).

Surviving are her parents of Lakeview; one brother, Nathan Michael Boyt of Lakeview; paternal grandparents, Michael Ray Boyt of Lakeview and Cindy Anderson of Bakersfield, Calif.; paternal great-grandparents, Paul Mojica of Bakersfield and Junior and Virginia Rogers of Seminole and Jodi Stroud of Lakeview; maternal grandparents, Michael and Jeanie Williams of Bakersfield and Myra Williams of Bakersfield and maternal great-grandfather, Virgil Williams of Delta, Colo.

The family asks that memorials be made to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

 

 

 

 

Terry Brennan

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Terry Lee Brennan are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Seminole First Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. David McDougal officiating.

Rev. Malcom Tiger, Rev. Eddie Goodin and Rev. Frank Moppin will assist the services.

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

Terry Lee Brennan passed away on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007 in Oklahoma City, at the age of 49, after a yearlong battle with lung cancer.

He was born Aug. 1, 1957 in Denison, Texas to Lawerence Daniel and Louise "Billie" (Tiger) Brennan.

He graduated from Holdenville High School in 1977. He met and later married Dessie Moore on June 29, 1979 in Bowlegs.

He served four years in the Ada National Guard.

Terry moved back to Seminole from Konawa seven years ago. He and his wife attended Seminole First Free Will Baptist Church in Seminole.

Terry worked for the City of Seminole Street Department, where he stopped working on July 31 due to illness.

His father, Lawerence Daniel Brennan (2002); two sisters, Reba Jayne Scott (1970) and Lee-Ann Scott (1968) and one brother, Tommy Brennan (1988) preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Dessie Brennan of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Jason S. and Sandra Brennan of Stillwater and two daughters and a son-in-law, Tara L. and Ricky Isaacs of Tecumseh and Jennifer L. Brennan of Seminole.

Other survivors include his mother, Louise "Billie" Scott of Shawnee; stepfather, Johnson Scott of Oklahoma City; stepmother, Carolyn Brennan of Sheridan, Wyo.; six brothers, Larry Brennan of Maud, Gordan Scott of Shawnee, David Scott of Okmulgee, Lee Scott of Meeker, Acee Scott of Shawnee and Matt Brennan of Laurel, Mont.; eight sisters, Sharon Reyes of Greenville, Texas, Savina Miller of Ada, Gwen Scott of Rowlett, Texas, Saundra Harley of Okmulgee, Joan Randazzo of Rowlett, Texas, Laurie Wood of Sheridan, Wyo., Gail Shaffer of Gillette, Wyo., and Mary Legerski of Sheridan, Wyo. and four grandchildren, Jacob and Yahaira Brennan, both of Stillwater and Alexus and Trey Isaacs, both of Tecumseh.

Casket bearers for the services will be: Noe Reyes, Chillaine Jose Reyes, Timothy Moore, Axel Barner, Blaze Randazzo and Biagio Randazzo.

Honorary bearers will be: Marc Brennan, Chris Moore and Zack Barner.

 

 

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James Brinker

Funeral services with military honors are scheduled for lifelong Seminole resident James "Chester" Brinker for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Historic Strothers Chapel located in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Quincy Hammonds is to officiate the service. Services are entrusted to Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Chester passed from this life Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007 in Seminole. He was born Oct. 29, 1918 in Nowata, Okla., to parents Pearl (Marler) Brinker and Lawrence Brinker.

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

Chester married Ethelda Stubbs on Nov. 8, 1945 in Seminole. Chester worked as a welder and then after his retirement he along with his wife worked as cattle ranchers and farmers. He was a member of the Church of the First Born in Shawnee.

Mr. Brinker leaves to cherish his memory one son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and his wife Edna Brinker of Seminole; one daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and her husband John Nicholson of Seminole; one sister and brother-in-law, Avis and her husband Delbert Bradford of Granbury, Texas; and four grandchildren and their spouses: Kevin and wife Jade Brinker of Seminole, Jason and wife Missy Brinker of Seminole, Shelley and husband Arvey Howell of Nashville, Tenn., and Tracy and husband Chris Carrell of Seminole.

In addition, 12 great-grandchildren: Nicholas Brinker, Trevor Brinker, Jacque Sinor, Brian Sims and Chandler Carrell all of Seminole, Jessica Waldron and John Waldron of Tecumseh, Garrison Carrell of Mustang, Taylor Howell, Houston Howell, Nate Howell and Blake Howell all of Nashville, Tenn.; and one great-great grandchild, Desirae Waldron and another great-great grandchild is expected in December, all survived him.

Chester is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 57 years, Ethelda Brinker, who died April 30, 2002; two sisters, Pauline Ledford and Omagine Brinker and two brothers, Rodney and Calvin Brinker.

Casket bearers will be: Kevin Brinker, Jason Brinker, Nicholas Brinker, Chris Carrell, Arvey Howell and John Robert Waldron

Honorary bearers will be members of the Church of the First Born in Shawnee.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Sharon Brinlee

Funeral services for Holdenville resident, Sharon Joan Brinlee, 63, are scheduled for 2 pm, Thursday at Capitol Heights Missionary Baptist Church with Brother Jim Crawford officiating.

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

Sharon passed away at home on Monday, June 4, 2007 after a short battle with cancer. Sharon Joan Brinlee was born Sept. 23, 1943 in Holdenville to Laverne "Bun" Smith and Marie Carroll Smith.

She was a graduate of Holdenville High School. On May 31, 1961 Sharon married Curtis Brinlee and the couple made their home in Holdenville.

She was a member of Capitol Heights Missionary Baptist Church and taught the kindergarten Sunday school class for 20 years. Sharon was also the secretary for the Capitol Heights Ladies Auxiliary.

She was recently retired with 36 years of dedication to Dr.’s Irby and Irby. Sharon loved to read and collected figurines and ornaments. Her brightest smile came when she spent time with her grandchildren.

Her parents and one sister, Peggy Elliott, preceded Sharon in death.

Survivors include her husband, Curtis, of the home; son, Kerry Dean and wife, Becky, of Seminole; daughter, Angela Gail Enos, and husband, Steve, of Holdenville; grandchildren: Katy and Kory Brinlee of Seminole, Brittany and Amber Simpson, of Holdenville; sister, Geraldine Smith and husband, Robert, of Holdenville; sister, Carolyn May, of Shawnee; brother, Larry Smith and wife, Sandy, of Shawnee; brother, Gary Smith and wife, Linda, of Eufaula; extended family members: mother-in-law, Madge Brinlee, of Holdenville; brother-in-law, Hartsell Brinlee and wife, Joetta, of Okemah; brother-in-law, Alton Brinlee and wife, Penna, of Olive Branch, Mississippi; brother-in-law, Kenneth Brinlee and wife, Collene, of Holdenville; sister-in-law, Pat Ray and husband, Ed, of Wetumka; and step-grandchildren, Mitch and Blake Enos, of Holdenville. Sharon leaves numerous other nieces, nephews, other relatives and a community of friends.

Pallbearers are Bob Irby, Mark Olney, Benny Miller, Charlie Ownbey, Jim Smith, and Chase Phillips. The men of Capitol Heights Missionary Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.

 

 

 

 

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Paul Brinsfield

Memorial services for Wewoka resident Paul Junior Brinsfield are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Gleaners Holiness Church, Wewoka, with Rev. Larry Chesser and Rev. Lloyd Cross to officiate.

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

Brinsfield, 64, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007 at his home. He was born July 9, 1943 in Sapulpa to Clarence and Bertha M. (Meneely) Brinsfield.

He was raised in Wewoka until the age of 15, when his family moved to California. He spent his adult life in California before moving back to Wewoka in September 1999.

Brinsfield worked all his life as an auto and diesel mechanic, and worked for many years repairing and maintaining Freightliner Trucks.

He also worked for various car dealerships before operating his own shop and garage, Paul’s Auto Repair, in Wewoka.

His parents; two sisters, Betty Howdeshell and Irma DeBarge; on granddaughter; and adopted daughter, Ineka Edmondson, preceded him in death.

Surviving are six children: Raimie Mires of Wewoka, Paula Vallejo of Spaulding, Nancy Khorremdel of Torrance, Calif., Jennifer Brinsfield, Joseph Brinsfield and Jessica Brinsfield, all of Wewoka; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Edward Lamb of Spokane, Wash.; one sister, Bertha Mae Phillips of South Carolina; adopted daughter, Dana Hamilton; and adopted sister, Clara Payton.

 

 

 

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Eugene Bristow

Graveside services for Wewoka area resident Eugene Earl Bristow are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Vamoosa Cemetery with Rev. Larry Chesser, Jr., officiating.

Interment will follow under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home of Wetumka.

Bristow, 64, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007 at his home near Wewoka. He was born Feb. 18, 1942 in Shawnee to Joshua Bristow and Dorothy Hughes Bristow.

He was raised in the Shawnee and Oklahoma City areas where he attended school. He later relocated to California where in 1969 he married Mary Johnson at Santa Anna.

The couple lived there three years before returning to Oklahoma in the early 1970’s. Aside from a short time in Texas, the couple mostly lived in Oklahoma where he worked as a truck driver in the oil fields.

Bristow and his wife settled in the Wewoka area some 23 years ago.

He enjoyed yard work and tinkering with his lawnmowers.

His parents, brother Bobby and an infant son, Joshua Barney Bristow, preceded him n death.

Surviving is his wife, Mary, of the home; three children, Debra Dunn of Lowell, Ark., Eugene Bristow jr. of Wewoka and Rita Giboney of Midland, Ark.; brother, Ray Bristow of Seminole; sister, Linda Nelson of Shawnee; stepbrother, Johnny Stephens of Oklahoma City; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Ella Brock

Funeral services for lifelong Maud resident Ella "Janet" Brock are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Maud, under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

Burial is set to follow at Wolf Cemetery in Seminole County.

Brock died in her Maud home on Sunday, June 17, 2007, at the age of 59.

She was born on Jan. 15, 1948, in Maud, to Lillard Terry "T-boy" Palmer and Mildred Berniece (Duncan) Palmer.

Brock worked for Citizen State Bank in Maud and then for Acker Industries in Wewoka until 2002.

She was a former member of the Maud Round-up Club and was a bunco player.

Brock was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her former husband and the father of her children, W.R. Brock of Tecumseh; two sons, Ty Brock and Todd Brock, both of Maud; special friend Bill Randell, of the home; two brothers, Travis Palmer and Terry Palmer, both of Maud; two sisters, Robin Pack of Maud and Holli Jackson of Bethel Acres; and one grandchild is expected.

Christopher Broome

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Christopher Albert Broome are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Brumley-Mills Chapel with Rev. Andy Young officiating.

Interment is to follow at the Broome Family Cemetery under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home, McAlester.

Broome, 41, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007 in Tulsa. He was born May 12, 1966 in McAlester to Paul J. and Martha Beatrice (Beeler) Broome.

He has lived in the McAlester are most of his life and worked on oil field rigs. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving are siblings: Mary Ann Summers of Ohio, James Broome of McAlester, Andrea Jarschae of Seattle, Wash., Brenda Broomw of McAlester, Martha Pearson of Tulsa, Paul Broome of Wewoka, Ernie Broome of Seminole, Janet Cook of McAlester, Mary Loving of Tulsa and Kenneth DeWees of Tulsa.

Pallbearers will be: James Broome, Paul Broome, Ernie Broome, Kenny DeWees, Ricky Cook and Mike Ott.

Honorary bearers will be: Jeff McGehee, Clifford Myers, Danny Myers, Trey Cook, Payton Broome, and Heath Broome.

 

 

 

Benjamin Brown

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Benjamin "Big Ben" Brown are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Seminole, with Manuel Revas officiating.

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

Brown died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007 in Oklahoma City at the age of 66. He was born on March 5, 1941 in Wanette to Cornelious A. and Ellen (Smith) Miller Brown.

He worked for Plumbers and Pipe Fitter Local #344 in Oklahoma City for many years and was a member of the union for 31 years.

His parents; one daughter, Angela Dawn Paul; two sisters, Betty Brown and Sally Brown; and two half-brothers, Marion Dodie and Sonny Dodie, preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sons, Bennie Brown of Bowlegs and Benjamin Brown Jr., of McAlester; two brothers, Leonard brown of Texas and Delmer Brown of Kansas; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be: Ricky Williams, Eddie Loving, Dallas Johnson, Albert Corona, Danny England, and Mike Worley.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carl Brown

Memorial services for Seminole native Carl L. "Pottsie" Brown are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Sapulpa with Rev. Doyle Pryor officiating.

Services are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

Brown, 70 of Sapulpa, died Thursday, June 21, 2007. He was born June 7, 1937 in Seminole to Carl Evan and Mary Etta (Dunigan) Brown.

He attended Seminole Schools and graduated from Seminole High School. In 1958 he married Ginger Rush in Seminole.

Brown retired from Explorer Pipeline after 33 years of service. He also served in the United States Navy and was a member of First Baptist Church, Sapulpa.

He enjoyed fishing and golfing, and coached baseball for 13 years.

Surviving is his wife of the home; son, Cheyenne Brown of Sapulpa; daughters, Sabrina Bridges of Owasso and Renee Enlow of Sapulpa; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild and brother, Leslie Dale Brown of Ne Sidell, La.

 

 

 

 

 

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Danny Brown

Funeral services for Danny Eugene Brown are scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday at Coney Island Tabernacle with Rev. Charles Troglin officiating.

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

Brown died on Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 in Springfield, Colo., at the age of 65. He was born on Nov. 18, 1941 in Kansas City, Mo., to Clement Edward and Leota Mae (Lindsay) Brown.

He was a self-employed cement finisher and was of the Baptist faith.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother; and sister, Juanita Mae Cafferty, who passed away on Oct. 31, 2007 in Fowler, Colo., she was cremated and her ashes will be interred with him. 

He is survived by one son, Danny Eugene Brown, Jr. of Rome Ga.; four daughters: Sheila Moody of San Diego, Calif., Judy Brown of Grand Prairie, Texas, Juanita Sue Brown of Louisville, Texas, and Denise Colding of Armuchee, Ga.; one brother, Robert Brown of Seminole; numerous grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

Stanley Brown

A celebration of life service for longtime Seminole County resident Stanley Dean Brown has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Stout-Philips Funeral Chapel.

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

Stanley passed away Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007 in Oklahoma City at the age of 70 years. He was born Aug. 24, 1936 in Ada to John and Mabel (Wood) Brown.

He attended school in Sasakwa and received his associate’s degree in electronics from Okmulgee Tech.

He worked for the OG&E, Seminole; Wewoka Police Department; Seminole County Sheriff’s Department; Geo-Tech; Seminole Nation as a security guard; and after his retirement with The Nation, he opened his own business, Hawk Enterprises.

His parents, John and Mabel Brown, wife, Allison (Cook) Brown and brother, Beauty Bill Brown preceded him in death.

Surviving is daughter, Kellye Ann Brown of Montana; son, Tracy Dean Brown and wife, Angie, of Sasakwa; stepson, Jonathan Brown of Wynnewood; brother, John R. Brown of Whitehorse Yukon Territory, Canada; special friend, Mary Ann Brown of Wewoka; nephew, Dorsey Brown; aunts, Ruby Smith of Choctaw, Juanita Ryan of Noble and Tabby Sparks of Orange, Calif.; grandchildren, Dana Streater, Sean Brown and wife, Krysten, Landon Brown, Cortlyn Brown, Katelyn Brown and Allison Brown and one great-grandchild, Logan Brown.

 

 

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Cecil Bruner

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County native Cecil Bruner are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with his grandson, Rev. Brandon Kemble officiating.

Interment is to follow at Middle Creek #2 Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Cecil, age 88 of Wewoka, passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007 at Holdenville Hospital and went home to be with his Lord and Savior. He was born Aug. 15, 1918 in Seminole County to Grant and Louysa Bruner.

He was married to Lucinda Mae Frank and she preceded him in death.

Cecil was a cook at Berry’s Waffle House for over 25 years and was a deacon at Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church and enjoyed cooking and fishing.

His parents, brothers, Charlie Bruner and Roger Coody and sister, Nettie Wright also preceded him in death.

Surviving is his daughter, Zora Kemble and husband, Curran of Tahlequah; grandchildren, Johnnie Sue Belcher of Oklahoma City and Brandon Kemble of Ft. Gibson, Okla. and great-grandchildren, Nikia, James and Olivia Kemble.

 

Carl Bryant

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Carl Bryant are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Stout-Philips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dan Factor officiating.

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

Bryant, 36, died in a house fire on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006. He was born Dec. 27, 1970 in Wetumka to Mitchell Graham and Mildred Irene (Gore) Bryant.

He graduated from Wewoka High School and attended Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech for two years studying welding and small engines.

Bryant worked for Dean Goforth as a truck driver and was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and of the Baptist church.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing pranks on family and friends.

His father and two brothers, Tommy Lee Bryant and Jimmy Ray Bryant preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother, Mildred Irene Bryant; daughter, Krystal Marie Bryant; brothers, Lester Bryant of Wewoka, Roger Bryant of Seminole and Kenneth Bryant of Eufaula and sister, Audrey Gasaway of Ada.

 

 

 

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Glenda Buck

Our beloved Glenda F. Buck passed away on June 2, 2007 in San Diego, Calif., while visiting her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Martina Buck and Dr. Mario Chojkier.

She is going to be laid to rest at the Sacred Heart Church Cemetery in Konawa, next to her father Elmer Johnston, her mother Lorena Boyd Johnston, her sister Mary Winters and her brothers, J.E. Johnston and Jack Johnston.

Glenda is survived by her finance' Bob Valderas, her daughter Dr. Martina Buck, her son-in-law, Dr. Mario Chojkier, her son Kevin Buck and a host of other family and friends.

Glenda spent many years abroad with her late husband George Buck and family and now she has come home.

A Rosary service will be held on Friday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 9, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Konawa with Father Matthew Brown, O.S.B. officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Mario Chojkier, George Winters, Kevin Buck, Bob Valderas, Charles Johnston and Gene Dennie.  Honorary bearer will be David Green.

Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

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

 

 

 

 

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Gordon Bunch

A private memorial service for Konawa resident Gordon Ewing Bunch will be held at the family’s home at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Bunch, 89, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada. He was born on May 19, 1918 in Deming, N.M. to Claude Bunch and Edna (Horne) Burnham.

He served three years in the United States Navy Seabees 73rd Battalion in the South Pacific during World War II.

On Feb. 20, 1948 he married Lela O. Vickers in Texas and she preceded him in death on June 28, 1984.

He worked as a mechanic in the oilfield.

His parents also preceded him in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Judith Blackburn of Ada and Lea Hoyle of Konawa; one sister, June Blalock of East Helena, Mont.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

George Burgess

Funeral services for Bowlegs graduate George Alexander Burgess are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Houston Tiger and rev. Jimsey Harjo officiating.

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

Burgess, 52 of Wolf, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007 in Holdenville. He was born May 26, 1955 in Holdenville to Alexander and JoAnn (Harjo) Burgess.

He was raised in the Vamoosa, Wolf and Bowlegs areas and attended school and graduated from Bowlegs High school in 1974.

After high school he attended Murray State Jr. College on a baseball scholarship and received his associates degree. He attended Oklahoma State Tech in Okmulgee and served in the Oklahoma National Guard from July 1976 to July 1982.

In August 1963 he was baptized as a member of Cedar Creek Eufaula Baptist Church and worked in the oilfields for many years.

His parents, Alexander and JoAnn Burgess, Junior Walker, brother, Robert Lee west and a baby sister preceded him in death.

Surviving are his children, George Alexander Burgess Jr., Christopher Lee Burgess and Gary Joe Burgess, all of Wewoka, Sonya Kay Lunceford of Seminole, Mia Lynn Burgess and Mariah Lynn Burgess, both of Coalgate; one grandson and siblings, Nita Kay Jacobs of Holdenville, Samuel Lee Harrison of Wewoka, Amelia Ann Harjo of Oklahoma City, Shirley Harrison of Yeager, Joammie Wood of Spaulding, Charles Burgess of Wolf, Claude A. Burgess of Lexington, Gwendolyn Warrenburg and Marcella Bryan, both of Tecumseh.

Pallbearers will be Roland Miller, Ray Davis, Dale Jesse, Allen Foster, Benjamin Emarthle and Charlie Harjo.

Honorary bearers will be nephews, Adam Cole, Dewayne Welch, James Motley, Herman Foster and Ambrose Cully.

 

 

 

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Joyce Burgess

Graveside services for Bowlegs resident Joyce May Ellis Burgess were held today at 10 a.m. at Sac and Fox Cemetery in Stroud.

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

Burgess died Saturday, March 3, 2007 in Oklahoma City at the age of 57. She was born on May 28, 1949 in Pawnee to Edgar and Myrtle May (McKinney) Ellis.

Surviving is her husband, Charles Burgess of the home; sons, Wilson Conklin Harjo of Prague, Vinsent Mike Harjo II of Seminole and Virgil Gene Harjo of Wewoka; daughter, Jerri Lynn Harjo of Davenport; brothers, Elvis E. Ellis of Midwest City, Jackson Ellis of Shawnee, Leroy Ellis of Norman and Virgil Ray Ellis of Shawnee and sisters, Mildred Marceleno of Prague, Peggy Ellis of Meeker, Gloria Jean Ellis of Agra, Lela J. Lopez of Altus and Gail Marez of Prague.

 

 

 

 

 

Rebekah Burgess

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident Rebekah Jane Burgess are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Community Church in Vamoosa with Pastor Pam Shirk officiating.

Interment is to follow at Spring Baptist Church Cemetery in Sasakwa.

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

Burgess, 21, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007 near Goldsby, Okla. She was born April 3, 1986 in Stillwater to Danny and Alice J. (Walker) Burgess.

She graduated from Konawa High School in 2004 and she worked as a customer service representative at Interactive Response Technologies in Ada.

She enjoyed singing, telling jokes and spending time with her family and friends, especially her daughter, Adeline Elizabeth.

Her father preceded her in death.

Surviving is her mother, Alice Burgess of Konawa; her daughter, Adeline Elizabeth of the home; maternal grandparent, Jesse and Betty Walker of Konawa; paternal grandmother, Mary Brown of Wewoka; and four brothers, Bill Dooley of Brunswick, Ga., Patrick Dooley of Ft. Worth, Texas, Daniel Burgess of Norman, and Jonathan Burgess of Apache, Okla.

Casket bearers will be: Lawrence Walker, Bill Dooley, Patrick Dooley, Daniel Burgess, Jonathan Burgess and Adam Palmer.

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

 

 

 

 

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Joyce Burkhart

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Joyce Burkhart, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doyle Long officiating.

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

Burkhart, 79, died Sunday, May 6, 2007 in Tupelo, Miss., while staying with her daughter. She was born Nov. 15, 1927 in Oklahoma City to Walter C. Chambers and Ardie B. (Conner) Chambers.

On March 7, 1958 she married Ted Burkhart in Gainesville, Texas and he preceded her in death on April 14, 2005.

She was a beautician and owned the Fashionette Beauty Salon for over 20 years and was a member of First Assembly of God Church, Seminole.

Her parents and one son, Mike Moss, also preceded her in death.

Surviving is one son, Kris Burkhart of Seminole; one stepson, Donald Burkhart of Oklahoma City; three daughters, Kathy Courtney of Yukon, Cheryl Chahcoi of Olathe, Kan., and Tammy Jenkins of Tupelo, Miss.; one stepdaughter, Donna Weber of Yukon; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers for the services will be: Dwight Weber, Don Burkhart, Kyle Renton, Doug Todd, Buck Vaughn and Moe Chahcoi.

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

 

Mary Burnett

Funeral services for Seminole resident Mary Louise (Carter) Burnett will be scheduled at a later date.

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

Burnett died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007 at the age of 75 at Solara Hospital in Shawnee. She was born Feb. 13, 1932 in Ft. Cobb, Okla., to Harold Earl Carter and Olive (Jordan) Hendrix.

She worked in a jean factory for many years in Oklahoma City and also worked for Caddo Housing Authority for several years and was a housewife.

Her parents; one son, Forrest Sumter; two stepdaughters, Donna Griffin and Patty Burnett; one brother, Don Carter; and one sister, Carolyn Koch, preceded her in death.

Surviving is son, Jimmy Sumter of Texas; stepdaughter, Phyllis Winters of St. Louis, Mo.; two stepsons, Tommy Burnett of Lexington, Okla., and Jimmy Burnett of Kansas; two brothers, David Carter of Ft. Cobb and Dee Carter of Catoosa; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

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

 

 

Wanda Burris

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident Wanda L. Burris are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Burris, 77, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2007 following a long illness.

Her husband, Colbert Jackson Burris, parents, and one grandson preceded her in death.

Surviving are daughters, Kay Caswell of Granbury, Texas and Carol Wood of Midwest City; sons, Michael Burris of Tahlequah and Barry Burris of Oklahoma City; and three grandchildren.

 

Roger Butner

Services for longtime Seminole County resident Roger W. Butner will be held at the First Baptist Church in Wewoka on Friday at 10 a.m.

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

Mr. Butner died Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at the age of 96, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances M. Faught Butner and his brother, J.D. Butner.

Mr. Butner was born Sept. 30, 1910 in Butner, Okla., to Thomas E. and Mary Ann (Parker) Butner.

A graduate of Butner High School, he attended East Central University in Ada, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1930. He then attended the University of Oklahoma Law School, receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1933.

After Japan’s invasion of Pearl Harbor, Roger served the United States Army in Hawaii as a Master Sergeant in military intelligence.

Upon discharge from the Army and while an Assistant County Attorney, Roger married Frances Marguerite Faught of Wewoka, on May 11, 1948. She has served as an Army staff sergeant and the two kept in close contact throughout the war.

Roger’s father and uncle were Oklahoma pioneers and the duo, Tom and George Butner, followed the railroad west from Prairie Grove, Ark., to Shawnee in 1886.

During their journey, the brothers drove a team of mules, unloading freight and supplies in the area. After briefly exploring the territory, they found their home in the Seminole Indian Nation.

The Butner family also staked a claim in the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889. Soon thereafter a community, a school, and a Baptist Church were established bearing the Butner name. The Butners are listed as one of the "First Families of the Twin Territories," having settled prior to statehood.

Roger Butner retired from the United States Postal service after serving as Wewoka’s Postmaster for 27 years. He was a longtime rancher, a Mason, and a member of the Lion’s Club and American Legion.

A lifelong Sooner fan, Roger enjoyed all sports especially football, and was a wrestler at OU.

Also preceding him in death are half-brothers, Charlie and Raymond Borden, and half-sister, Nettie Borden Stephens.

Surviving family members include his children, George and Trisha Butner of Wewoka, Rick and Tina Butner of Wewoka, and Barbara Butner of Norman; grandchildren, Roger Rhett Butner, Brooke Butner, Dan Hopper, Brett Butner, Blaine Butner, Jenna Butner, Kristin Butner, Mollie Butner and Amy Hopper; and many other nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers include: George Butner, Rick Butner, Rhett Butner, Dan Hopper, Brett Butner, Blaine Butner, and Barbara Butner.

Honorary bearers include: Barry Tucker, Jim Hopper, Jimmy Butner, Mark Williams, Robert Faught and Zane Faught.

The family would also like to express their gratitude to Roger’s caregivers – Nora Bryant, Lori Blackwell, Carol Williams and Maureen Whittington, and the Caring Connection staff – for their wonderful care and attention.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to Calm Waters center for Children and Families, 4334 N.W. Expressway, Suite 101, Oklahoma City, OK, 73116, (www.calmwaters.org).

 

 

 

 

 

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Sharon Elaine Bynum

Sharon Elaine Nunnelley Bynum went to be with her Lord on Friday, May 18, 2007, at the age of 60 years, at her residence in Richland, Texas.

She was born in Allen on Nov. 2, 1946, to Thurman "Jim" Ernest Nunnelley and Sarah Venietta Watts Nunnelley.

Sharon loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren, "spoiling" them every time she had a chance.

She enjoyed sewing and crafts and could talk to anyone and made new friends all the time.

She was a member of the Providence Baptist Church in Mildred.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Jeannie Sue Fredrick.

Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Ronald Douglas Bynum; son, Sean Douglas Bynum and wife Jennifer; four grandchildren, Taitum, Arron, Landon, and Cole Dylan Bynum; sister, Gail Ibery of Earlsboro; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends and loved ones.

Visitation was Monday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, and funeral services were set to be held today at 10 a.m. at Griffin-Roughton, in Texas, with another service to be held tomorrow (Wednesday, May 23) in Allen, Oklahoma.

The Allen service will be at the First Baptist Church at 2 p.m., with burial following in the Allen Cemetery.

Pallbearers were listed as Scott Fredrick, Carl Fredrick, Cody Fredrick, Kyle Ibery, Kevin Ibery, and Danial Davis. Honorary bearers included Richard Fredrick and Robert Ibery.

An online register book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com.

Beatrice Caffey

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Beatrice Lucille Caffey are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Robyn Thompson-Goggs officiating.

Burial is to follow at Hennessey Cemetery under the direction of Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home, Hennessey.

Caffey, 85, died Sunday, June 24, 2007 at Integris Bass Baptist Hospital in Enid. She was born Jan. 11, 1922 in Stratford to James and Minnie Goodman Reavis.

On Jan. 11, 1942 she married Paul Newton Caffey in Seminole and they moved to Dover in 1961 and then Hennessey in 1962. The Caffey’s owned and operated Seminole Trucking in Hennessey for a number of years.

Her husband, one sister and one brother preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Paul N. Caffey of Hennessey and Michael Don Caffey of Enid; one daughter, Jo Beall of Hennessey; one sister, Lorraine Drake of Tulsa; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family asks that memorial donations may be made in her name to Coronado Masonic Lodge #56, with the funeral home serving as custodian of the fund.

 

 

 

 

Wanda Callahan

Graveside services and burial for Seminole native Wanda Leona Keller-Callahan was held on Monday, July 2, 2007 at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Services were conducted by Rev. Emmitt Elbert and Rev. John T. Berry and under the direction of Keller Memorial Funeral Home of Boley.

Callahan died Saturday, June 23, 2007 at Edwards Redeemer Nursing Home. She was born on Sept. 4, 1938 in Seminole to Clarence B. and Hattie Keller.

She received her elementary education in Seminole County and graduated from Douglass High School, Wewoka, with the Class of 1956.

Callahan and her brother were members of the Church of the Living God in Seminole and she was affiliated with Trinity Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City, after moving to the Boley area.

Her marriage to Clarence Callahan Sr. produced one son before it ended in divorce. She was a beautician by profession.

Her parents and brother, Fred Keller Sr., preceded her in death.

Surviving is her son, Willard Callahan and a granddaughter.

 

 

Elsie Cane

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Elsie Mae (Brewer) Cane are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Seminole with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Elsie passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center at the age of 81. She was born on May 22, 1925 in Calvin, Okla., to Jesse and Icie Belle (Brown) Brewer.

 She met and married Charles Cane on July 1, 1955. Elsie owned and operated Mae’s Beauty Shop in Seminole for 32 years.

She has also been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary since 1948.

She is survived by her husband Charles Cane of the home, sister-in-law, Betty Jo Weems and a close friend and caregiver Brenda Reynolds of Seminole.

 

 

 

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Ella Capps

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Ella Frances (Dority) Capps are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Stout-Philips Funeral Chapel with Dr. Larry Elwell and Rev. Homer Young officiating.

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

Ella passed away Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007 at Wewoka Nursing Center. She was born Aug. 2, 1914 in Park City, Utah to Milton Henry and Loretta Marie (Payne) Dority.

She attended school in Utah.

Ella married Alfred Capps, on June 5, 1943 in Las Vegas, Nev.

She attended college at St. Mary’s of the Wasach and went to nursing school and worked as a nurse.

Later she worked with her mother in a restaurant that they owned. She moved to California and met Al, and worked at McDonald’s Douglas, Tulsa, as "Rosie Riveter", she later worked for Edna Looney Products and Seamproof.

Preceding Ella in death are her parents; sister, Mary Dority; Dee Killen; brothers, John Monroe Dority (who was killed in Pearl Harbor), Milton Dority and Melvin Dority.

Survivors include husband, Alfred "Al" Capps of Wewoka; special friend and daughter, Sheila Qualls of Wewoka; brother, Richard Dority of Park City, Utah; sister, Carol Roberts of Park City, Utah; brother-in-law, David Capps of Holdenville; brother-in-law, Ken Killen of Henderson, Nev.; sister-in-law, Nellie Elwell of Joshua, Texas, and several beloved nieces and nephews.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Andre Carolina

Funeral services for Wewoka native Andre Lamon Carolina are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Wewoka.

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

Carolina died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007 in Tulsa at the age of 34.

He was born to Andrew Smith and May Carolina on June 10, 1973 in Wewoka.

Carolina graduated from Wewoka High School in 1991, and was a member of the St. Joseph Baptist Church in Wewoka where he was saved at an early age.

He attended the University of Oklahoma and East Central University before joining the United States Marine Corps in 1993.

He was stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif., until he was honorably discharged in 2000.

Carolina married Natalie (Nease) Carolina on Feb. 25, 1994 in Wewoka, and they had one daughter, Kyndal Catherine on Nov. 26, 2006.

In 1997, Carolina graduated from Park College in California with his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, and from the University of Tulsa in 2001 with his law degree.

He was currently practicing law at Carolina and Morgan Law Firm in Tulsa.

Carolina was a member of the American Bar Association and also enjoyed writing, recording and producing music.

He is survived by his wife, Natalie and one daughter, Kyndal Catherine, both of the home; father, Andrew Smith and wife Andrienna, Bakersfield, Calif.; maternal grandfather, Richard Carolina Sr., Wewoka; one sister, Syreeta Cotton, Oklahoma City; three sisters, Andrea Smith, Bakersfield, Calif., Ebonie Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif., and half-sister, Danielle Broussard; and one half-brother, John Broussard.

 

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Manuel Carolina Sr

Funeral services for lifelong Wewoka resident Manuel Carolina, Sr. are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church, Wewoka with Rev. Lee Bennson officiating.

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

Carolina, 61, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007 in Wewoka. He was born Feb. 15, 1946 in Wewoka to Walter Lee and Dolly (Dimple) Carolina.

He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and was employed by Coats Roofing Company.

His father; two sons: Iven and Jason; one brother, Jerry; and two great-grandchildren, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother of Wewoka; wife of 28 years, Annie (Brown), of the home; sons: Manuel Jr., Kevin, Sidney and Ronnie of Oklahoma City, and Jimmy Cudjoe of Wichita Falls, Texas; and daughters: Teresa Kendricks of Virginia Beach, N.C., Felicia Gordon of Atlanta, Ga., Lisa Cudjoe and Kasandra Carolina of Oklahoma City, and Lisa Carolina of Wewoka.

Also surviving are sisters: Yetta Carolina of Los Angeles, Calif., Janice Carolina of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Gracie Carolina of Wewoka; brothers: David, Walter Jr., Ralph and Cassious of Oklahoma City, Mandell of DeSoto, Texas, Jonah of Colorado Springs, Colo., Roger, Melvin and Rodney of Wewoka; 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

Delois Carrigan

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Delois June Carrigan are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Resthaven Cemetery with Rev. John Haynes officiating.

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

Carrigan, 59 of Stonewall, died Saturday, March 17, 2007 at Stonegate Nursing Center in Stonewall. She was born on May 4, 1947 in El Reno to Odis Jean and Mildred Viola (Welliver) Carrigan.

She attended First Baptist Church of Ada.

Surviving are two sisters, Jean Trobaugh and Lynett Jones, both of Ada and brother, Wendell Carrigan of Okemah.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Roy Carroll

Services for Konawa resident Roy Clemons Carroll were held today at 1 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa with Rev. Mark Streetman officiating.

Interment was held at the Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of the Swearingen Funeral Home of Konwa.

Carroll died Saturday at the Francis Care Center in Ada at the age of 95. He was born Oct. 23, 1911 in Konwa to Walter Clemons Carroll and Nora (Mathis) Carroll.

Carroll married his wife Eva Carroll March 3, 1949 in Guthrie. Carroll worked in the oilfields and was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Konawa and was a member of the Konawa Masonic Lodge.

Carroll also served on the Konawa City Council for several years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, one brother and three sisters.

Survivors include one son, Walter Carroll of Konawa, two stepdaughters, LaDonna Willis, Canton, and Joyce of California; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

 

Delores Ann Carter

A memorial service will beheld at a later date for former Seminole resident Delores Ann Barton Carter of California.

Interment will be held in California next to her husband.

Carter died Tuesday, March 27, 2007 in Hemit, Calif. She was born on Aug. 21, 1944 in Ft. Smith, Ark.

She was raised and attended school in Seminole.

Her father, Allen Barton of California and her husband, Roger Carter, preceded her in death.

Surviving are four sons, Leonard Hensley, John Hensley, Randy Hensley and Ski Hensley, all of Calif.; several grandchildren; mother and stepfather, Wallie and Mildred Haggard of Seminole; three brothers, Tommy Barton and James Barton, both of Shawnee and Larry Haggard of Seminole and two sisters, Linda Chesser of Shawnee and Bonnie Chesser of Holdenville.

 

 

 

 

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Jesse Castor

Funeral services for Seminole County native Jesse Carl Castor are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, in the Drumright Church of Christ with Mr. Clay Webb officiating.

Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m., Monday in Maple Grove Cemetery, Seminole.

Services have been entrusted to the Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Oilton, Okla.

God blessed Jesse with being 91 years, one month and 14 days when he passed on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007 in Cushing. Jesse was born Dec. 18, 1915 in Seminole County to Albert L. Castor and Lola E. Chaney.

His mother, dad, brothers and sisters preceded Jesse in death.

He is survived by his loving wife Dorothy; his four children, Jeffrey C. Castor of Coweta, David and Christie Castor of Sapulpa, Nannetta and Marvin Carter of Winston Salem, N.C., Paul and Shirley Castor Sr. of Drumright; grandchildren, Paul and Dave’lon Castor of Oilton, Jamie Castor-Eason of Broken Arrow, Joseph Castor of Oilton, Jarod Carter of Jacksonville, Fla., Mathew Carter of Jacksonville Fla., Shelli Castor and Shannon Castor Of Sapulpa and five great-grandchildren.

He had a great love for his family, working with wood, making picture frames, and especially his favorites were cooking, canning, and sharing recipes.

He had put on Christ in baptism in Tracy, Calif. on Dec. 14, 1947 and was an active member with the Church of Christ in Drumright.

We will surely miss his smiles and witty sayings.

Condolences and an online guest book are available online at www.palmarlerfh.com.

 

 

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James Caudill

Funeral services for Sasakwa native James B. Caudill, Sr. were held at 2 p.m. today at Lillye Chapel, Fisher Funeral Home in Holdenville.

Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Larry Chesser, Sr. and Rev. Rick Madron officiating.

Services were under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home, Holdenville.

Caudill, 77 and longtime Seminole County resident, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2007 at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born in Sasakwa on Feb. 5, 1930 to Steve Adam and Catherine (Walker) Caudill.

He was raised in the Konawa area before moving to Holdenville at a young age. On June 18, 1955 he married Dortha Green in Wagoner, Okla.

They lived in Holdenville for eight years before moving to Modesto, Calif., in 1963, where he worked in the auto salvage business for nine years.

The couple returned to Oklahoma in 1972 to live in Wewoka for the next 35 years and they owned and operated D&J Auto Salvage for many years. They sold the salvage yard and established Caudill Tire Sales.

Caudill was also in the ministry for more than 30 years. With the exception of one year in 1999 when he pastored the Fairview Pentecostal Holiness Church, north of Yeager, he was an evangelist traveling the state and preaching in various churches.

His parents; one daughter, Katherine; one son, Michael; three sisters, Lucille Hatman, Mary Begley and Pat Eller; and four brothers, Everett Caudill, Lloyd "Junior" Caudill, Marshall Eller and Floyd Eller, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Dortha of the home; eight children: Doris Brown of Holdenville, James B. Caudill Jr. of Golden Valley, Ariz., Renee Foster of Wewoka, Annette Conley of Holdenville, Jamie Caudill of Holdenville, Jeffrey Caudill of Wewoka, Gregory Caudill of Wewoka and Joshua Caudill of Ada; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six sisters: Gloria Ledbetter of Seminole, Joyce Brinlee of Holdenville, Virginia Cambron of Houston, Texas, Francine Crosston of San Diego, Calif., Jean Binkley of Midwest City, and Nellie Abbot of Fort Worth, Texas.

 

 

 

William Cellars

Graveside services for Wewoka native, William "David" Cellars are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Cenetery in Shawnee with Rev. Amanda B.P. Lockwood officiating.

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

Cellars died Friday, March 30, 2007. He was born Feb. 22, 1971 in Wewoka to Johnny and Willie Mae (Rose) Cellars.

He attended school in Shawnee and was the manager of Seminole Scraps Works.

On Dec. 15, 1990 he married Shannon Wands in Cromwell and was of the Baptist faith.

His grandparents, Orvel N. and Roberta Jean Cellars and J.W. and Ruby Rose preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife; father, Johnny Cellars of Eufaula; four children, Cody Alan, Lacey Dawn, Jessica Fate and Cameron David Lee Cellars; brothers, John Nolan Cellars of Wanette and James Lee Cellars of Seminole and sister, Christa Shea Alred of Eufaula.

 

 

 

Cynthia Chandler

There are no services scheduled at this time for longtime Seminole resident Cynthia Denise Chandler.

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

Chandler, 45, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2007 at Select Specialty Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born on Nov. 12, 1961 in Cushing to Samuel Laffoon and Rose Marie (Weinsauer) Keener.

She moved from Eufaula at the age of six years old and was a graduate of Bowlegs High School in 1980 and then received her Bachelor of Science degree from East Central in 1991.

On Aug. 24, 1981 she married Raymond Chandler in Seminole. Cynthia was an elementary school teacher for the last 17 years, teaching 13 years at Earlsboro Schools and four years at Strothers Schools.

She was a member of El Shaddai Temple in the Strothers area, Earlsboro Teacher’s Association and the Oklahoma Education Association.

Her life centered around her church, her family, and her teaching of children.

Surviving is her husband, Raymond, of the home; mother, Rosie Marie Keener of Bowlegs; father, Sam Laffoon of Shawnee; one son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Melissa Chandler of Seminole; one daughter and son-in-law, Kristen and Joshua White of Seminole and two brothers, Sam Laffoon, Jr. of Oklahoma City and Daniel Laffoon of Shreveport, La.

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

Friends and family are encouraged to visit the funeral home and sign the guest book.

 

 

 

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Mildred Chandler

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Mildred Lucille Chandler are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City.

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

Chandler, 87, of Oklahoma City, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007. She was born Aug. 11, 1920 in Valdosta, Ga., to William Albert Maxey and Willie Mae (Brice) Chandler.

She lived in Seminole County along with her family during her children’s early years. Her husband, Wayne C. Chandler, taught school in the area.

Chandler was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Alpha Kappa Alpha Society, the Douglass Alumni Association in Wewoka, and the Langston University Alumni Association.

She received her Master’s degree at Central State University (known today as the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond).

Her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; sons, Wayne C. Chandler, Jr. and Albert Morris Chandler of Oklahoma City; daughter, Cheryl K. Chandler of Dallas, Texas; sisters, Lois Sheppard of Berkley, Calif., Bernice Maxey of Los Angeles, Calif., Fannie Hansberry of Ellicott City, Md., and Betty Dickerson of Roslyn Harbor, N.Y.; brothers, Gerald "Butch: Maxey and William "Pat" Maxey of Los Angeles, Calif.; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

 

Alvin Chesser

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Alvin W. "A.W. Jack" Chesser were held today at 10:30 a.m. in the Church of Christ at Little with Rusty Dawson officiating.

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

Chesser, 88, died Sunday, July 22, 2007 in Shawnee. He was born on July 28, 1918 in Seminole County to Homer Earl Chesser and Effie (Castor) Chesser.

He married Reba Erselle Downs on Oct. 19, 1938 in Red Mound, Okla., and she preceded him in death on July 16, 1995.

Chesser had worked for Phillips Petroleum in Shidler, Okla., as a unit foreman until his retirement in 1980. After his retirement he returned to his home in Seminole County.

He then married Kathryn Patricia Ryon on Dec. 30, 1995 in Seminole County.

Chesser is a member of the Church of Christ at Little.

Surviving is his wife of the home; four sons, keith Chesser of Shidler, Jim Chesser of Chouteau, Tom Chesser of Holdenville and Don Chesser of Holdenville; one daughter, Carole Lichti of Huntsville, Ark.; one brother, Dempsey Chesser of Seminole; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Casket bearers for the services were Keith Chesser, Jim Chesser, Tom Chesser, Don Chesser, Jimmy Chesser and Bryon Chesser.

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

 

 

 

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J.O. Chilcoat

Graveside services for Seminole native J.O. Chilcoat are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery with Lloyd Friggle officiating.

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

Chilcoat, 72, died Sunday, July 15, 2007 at his home in Harrah. He was born in Seminole on Jan. 29, 1935 to Ocie Lee and Grave Irene (Isbell) Chilcoat.

On Nov. 9, 1957 he married Bettie Lou Brasher in Ada and has worked for Atlantic Richfield for many years as a meter chart technician before retiring in 1985.

He served in the United States Army as a Private First Class from 1954 to 1956 and was a member of the American Legion.

Surviving is his wife of the home, Bettie Lou Chilcoat; daughter, Gail Jones of Harrah; three brothers, Bill Chilcoat of Sulphur, Bob Chilcoat of Hot Springs, Ark., and Larry and Ida Chilcoat of Sulphur and two grandchildren.

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

 

 

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Jim Chilcote

Private family services are pending for former Seminole resident Jim Alan Chilcote with Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Chilcote died Thursday, July 12, 2007 in Guthrie at the age of 54.

He was born on March 18, 1953 in Seattle, Wash.

Chilcote was a lifelong Seminole resident and for the last year had been residing in Guthrie.

He was a nurse with several Seminole nursing homes and the Seminole hospital before becoming disabled.

Chilcote married Janice Lou (Blackwood) on Feb. 20, 1999.

He was a member of the Woodcrest Baptist Church in Guthrie.

Chilcote was preceded in death by his mother, and his wife, Janice.

He is survived by one daughter, Monica Flores, Guthrie; one sister, Doris Melton, Seminole; and three grandchildren.

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

 

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Grady Chisum

A memorial service for Seminole resident Grady Chisum will be planned at a later date by the members of the family.

Grady passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2007 in Seminole. He was born Dec. 12, 1942 in California to Letha and Cecil Chisum.

His greatest joy came from making Dream Catchers for people and he enjoyed fishing and camping. Grady had a wonderful sense of humor and liked to make people he came in contact with smile.

His parents and one sister, Margaret Volkmer of Seminole, preceded him n death.

Surviving him are three daughters, Christina Huduhinson, Letha Archer and Krystal BeHara; one son, Grady Lee Chisum of Ohio; seven grandchildren, Calon Huduhinson, Jennifer Davidson, Amber Chisum, Ashley Chisum, Cody BeHara, Shannon BeHara, and Aaron Archer; one great-granddaughter, Kelee Dewitt; two sister, Velma Richards of Tahlequah and Brandy High of Seminole; and one brother, David Chisum of Florida.

 

 

 

 

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Willie Chupco

Funeral services for former Holdenville resident Willie Duane Chupco were held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Salt Creek United Methodist Church north of Holdenville, and was to rest in the Brown Family Cemetery. 

Rev. David Dunson, Rev. Frank Moppin, and Rev. Malcolm Tiger were the officiating ministers with services under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home, Holdenville.

Chupco died on Wednesday, June 13, 2007, in Holdenville, at the age of 50 years. He was born on Feb. 21, 1957, in Talihina to Louie Chupco and Molly Brown.

He was brought up north of Holdenville and attended Holdenville Schools graduating from Holdenville High School in 1975. He was actively involved in the Holdenville FFA, and enjoyed showing calves. 

Chupco worked for several years at Big Yank garment factory in Wewoka. He had worked the past 13 years for Tyson Foods in Holdenville, and attended Wes Watkins Area Vo-Tech School in Wetumka.

 He was a member of Salt Creek United Methodist Church, and he enjoyed going to church, fishing, and playing the guitar.

His father preceded him in death.

His daughter, Melinda Chupco; his mother, Molly Brown, both of the home and the mother of his child, Sissie Kay Buck of Holdenville, survive him.

Pallbearers were Scott Babb, Joe Tiger, Jimmy Taylor, Junior McGeeley, Paul Fixico and Nathan Long. Honorary pallbearers were Kenny Brown, Allen Yargee, Daryl Byerly and Doug Scott.

 


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Stella Claborn

Memorial services for former Seminole resident Stella Lenora Claborn are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

Stella Lenora Claborn was born to Morgan and Clara (Cook) Grant on Oct. 23, 1916 in Minco, Okla. She passed from this life on June 22, 2007.

She married her high school sweetheart, Marshall Andrew Claborn, in 1940. Leonora and Marshall moved to Seminole in 1960 and owned and operated the Borden Milk Company franchise in Seminole.

While in Seminole she was a member of the First Christian Church, and also an active member of Beta Sigma Phi for many years.

After Marshall died, Lenora sold the business and moved back to Okalahoma City, and started her many travels around the world and enjoyed her life to the fullest.

Her parents, beloved husband of 29 years, son Morgan Paul Claborn and sister, Maurine Bejeck, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter, Billie Loydene Beal and husband, Ralph; granddaughters, Janice Burnsed, and Melissa Fraser and husband Hugh; grandsons, Mark Claborn and wife Penny, Steven Claborn and wife Tracy and Greg Beal and wife Karen and great-grandchildren, Evan Lackey, Nic Burnsed, Derek Claborn, Drew Claborn, Dillon Claborn and Madison Claborn.

 

 

 

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Georgia Clagg

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Georgia L. (Barlow) Clagg, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cooper Funeral Chapel, Tecumseh.

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

Clagg, 79 of McLoud, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2007 in Shawnee. She was born May 3, 1928 in Rudy, Ark., James M. and Elsie (Amyx) Barlow.

She was raised in Seminole and was a graduate of Seminole High School. Following her marriage, she lived in McLoud for over 30 years.

On June 15, 1951 she married Harold Clagg in Little and was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening and her family.

Her parents; one son, Gary Lee Clagg; and one grandchild preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Harold Clagg of the home; one son, James H. Clagg of McLoud; one daughter, Jackie S. Molen of Blanchard, Okla.; one sister, Mary Sue Lofton of Seminole; on brother, James H. Barlow of Midwest City; three granddaughters and five great-grandchildren.

 

Billie Clark

Funeral services for former Seminole area resident Billie Guzon Clark are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

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

Clark, 85 of Shawnee, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007 in Placerville, Calif. He was born April 24, 1921 in Maysville, Okla. to James Warner Clark and Lula Bell Frizzel.

In 1970 he married Edith Florence Hack in Duncan, Okla. She preceded him n death on Jan. 20, 2004.

He was a retired automotive body and fender repairman and had shops in Shawnee and Seminole areas for several years.

Clark was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Shawnee.

His parents and one grandchild, Carrie Broughton also preceded him n death.

Surviving is his daughter, Janice Brasiel of Placerville, Calif.; one brother, J.L. Clark of Roswell, N.M.; one sister, Cathy of Choctaw; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

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

 

 

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Paul Clinedinst

Services for Seminole resident Paul R. Clinedinst will be held at a later date.

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

Clinedinst, 79, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007 in Norman. He was born in Mt. Solon, Va., to Charles C. Clinedinst and Virginia (Harmon) Clinedinst.

On Aug. 12, 1972 he married Mary Francis Bass in Dayton, Va., and moved to Seminole in December 1993 from Virginia.

He was a truck driver and mechanic who contracted with several trucking companies.

Clinedinst served in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War as a radioman third class. He sailed around the world during his time in the service.

Surviving is his wife of the home; three sons, Dale Richard Clinedinst of Apple Valley, Calif., Scott Clinedinst of Riverside, Calif., and Paul Richard Clinedinst, Jr., of Riverside, Calif.; one daughter, Tammara Lynn Farnsworth of Vallejo, Calif.; one brother, Charles "Jack" Clinedinst of Mt. Solon, Va.; one sister, Dorothy Snyder of Winston Salem, N.C.; and six grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

Charles Coates

Charles was a railroad man. He was fourth generation of railroad in the Coates family. His father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were railroad men.

Charles started as a brakeman and ended his career as Superintendent of Operations for the Oklahoma City Santa Fe Railroad having served 40 plus years.

Charles was born March 6, 1925 in Francis, Okla., to Charles W. and Mary Elizabeth Sullivan Coates. There were four boys in the family; Harry who is now deceased, Howard who was killed in World War II and surviving brother James A. "Pinky" Coates of Seminole.

Charles passed from this life on Dec. 25, 2007 to wait in Heaven for his beloved wife, Geneva after 63 years of marriage. He was saved during a revival held at the Vamoosa schoolhouse and baptized in the Bowles’ family pond along with his other brothers by Pastor Roy Autry.

Charles loved his Lord and his church. Charles loved his church and led his family to always be faithful to attend. He read his bible daily and he could be heard praying in the sunroom often calling the names of his wife and children.

While attending First Baptist, Moore, he became interested in the Tape Ministry and continued in that until he became too ill to attend church continuing this ministry at his present church; Eagle Heights.

He loved the small children and always had a hug and "Smarties" to give them as they came and left, as well he had mints and jellybeans for the adults.

He was privileged to lead the man who sprayed his yard and trees to the Lord, as well as a 10 year old in the foyer of the church.

He was very proud to baptize his Great Grandson at Eagle Heights. During World War II, Charles served in the Coast Guard, but because of a bad hip, he received a medical discharge.

He loved animals and pets abounded the house and there was always a dog or two constantly at his side along with chickens, rabbits, doves, raccoons, cats and the fish who were in the backyard pond that he fed all year as well as the birds and the geese.

Many pleasant hours were spent with his Dad and brothers in Eastern Oklahoma fishing along with his other fishing buddies.

While lost in a snowstorm in the mountains for three days with a couple friends they were assisted by some mountain people who later sold Charles 40 acres where he built a cabin, which he and Geneva enjoyed for over 20 years.

He loved his garden and working in the yard planting flowers to please Geneva. His yard sand garden were a show place to many, as well were his many trees and all of the pecan tress that he planted in the yard.

Survivors include his wife Geneva; daughter, Middy Ann Gumtau and her husband Art; granddaughter, Kara Ann Whilden and her husband Tom; grandson, Lloyd Lawton; great-grandson, Cameron Tom Whilden; and many friends, cousins, nieces and nephews who mourn his loss.

At the time of his death he was surrounded by his family who told him "He did good."

The family wishes to thank Faith Hospice who served with love and care, especially Gayla, Trish, Judith and Chaplain Keith Ruminer as well as Janice who has been Charles’ caregiver and done so much.

We will always be grateful that God sent these people to help us.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007 at Eagle Heights Church in Oklahoma City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grace Colbert

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident Grace Lee Colbert are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the New Galilee Temple of Praise and Deliverance with Pastor Crawford officiating.

The church is located at 338 W. Russell Street in Seminole. Services will be under the direction of Keller Memorial Funeral Home, Boley.

Colbert of Desoto, Texas, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007 at the Linwood Nursing Home in Dallas, Texas.

While living in Seminole she worked in the sewing factory during World War II and later she did domestic work in the area. She moved to Desoto in 2000.

Her husband, Booker T. Colbert, one brother and one sister preceded her in death.

Surviving are one sister, Kathryn Morgan of Pueblo, Colo.; two daughters, Betty Colbert and Marilyn C. Pope; one son, Tommy Colbert; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

 

Edward Coleman

Graveside services for longtime Asher area resident Edward Donald Coleman are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Vista Cemetery, west of Konawa.

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

Coleman, 78, died Saturday, April 14, 2007 in Konawa. He was born Aug. 12, 1928 in Asher to Ed and Crissie (Henderson) Coleman.

He married Patsy Sue Orr in Purcell and she preceded him in death on March 7, 2006.

Coleman was a heavy equipment operator in construction and the oilfield. He also ran a motor grader for Pottawatomie County.

His parents and one brother, Wallace Coleman, also preceded him in death.

Surviving is one son, Kenneth Coleman of Konawa; one daughter, Dawna Brittain of Ada; one brother, Gene Coleman of Oklahoma City; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

Elaine Coley

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Elaine H. Coley are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Mission Home Baptist Church with Rev. Delmar Hume officiating.

Rev. Michael Vallandingham will assist and interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Elaine passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2007 at Holdenville Hospital at the age of 92 years. She was born April 6, 1915 in Wewoka to Edgar and Mina (White) Fox.

On Jan. 28, 1931 Elaine Hope Fox married Joe Coley. She loved to fish and go camping and spent many summers on the Illinois River.

She was a seamstress and worked out of her home, making clothes for many people and friends in Wewoka. In the 60’s she made all of the cheerleader and twirler costumes, sewing the sequins on by hand on each of the costumes.

She loved to shop and have garage sales. Her grandchildren knew Elaine as "Mamaw".

Her parents; husband, Joe Coley; sister, Violet Bagwell; infant sister, Norma Jean; and brother, Don Fox, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her daughters, Joyce Keesee and Sharon Galletano, both of Wewoka; grandchildren, Whitnei Grubbs, Sherri Rush, Linda Davidson and Ronnie Keesee; great-grandchildren, John and Joey Davidson, James and Andrew Keesee and Brooklyn Rush; great-great grandchildren, Kandyce and Kobe Davidson and Jackson and Coley Keesee; and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gearold Collier

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Gearold "Lightnin" Thomas Collier were held today at 1 p.m. at the Lone Dove Cemetery in Sasakwa under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home, Holdenville.

Collier, 83, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007. He was born July 3, 1923 in Seminole County to Ramon and Ida Collier.

He was a sergeant for the United States Army, serving from 1941 – 1946 during World War II in the infantry/parachute platoon.

Collier was highly decorated with the WWII Victory ribbon, American Theater ribbon, American defense Service ribbon, AP Theater ribbon, one Bronze Star EAME Theatre ribbon, three Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart from injuries he sustained at the EAME Theater on June 1, 1944.

He was an oilfield worker and helped drill the wells in Saudi Arabia in 1948-1949. Collier worked for Phillips Petroleum Company and as an installer for radio towers.

In his retirement years he took up the hobby of gardening.

His parents; two sisters, Elsie and Wanda; one son, Michael; and one granddaughter, Shawna Gayle preceded him in death.

Surviving is one brother, Raymond W.; three sons, Terry Ray, Raymond A. and Orville Lee; one daughter, Penny K.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Veterans Administration or the VFW of choice.

 

 

 

 

Etta Comstock

Funeral services for Etta Comstock were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Resthaven Funeral Home with interment at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Arrangements were under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee.

Etta, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007 in Wewoka. She was born Dec. 24, 1923 in Boynton, Okla., to Lee and May (Waters) Guinn.

She was retired from Tinker Air Force Base and was a member of Temple Baptist Church; and was an Eastern Star member.

Her parents and a sister, Lorene Cannon of Seminole, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Deny Comstock of the home; two daughters and son-in-law, Donna Reeves of Midwest City, and Bill and Beverly Stubbs of Shawnee; five grandchildren: Julie Roach, Chris Reeves, Shawn Reeves, Brian Finley and Jeff Finley; her sister, Florene Tinsley; her brother, Furman Guinn; her brother and sister-in-law, Pat and Dolly Comstock; and six great-grandchildren.

 

 

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Alice Conger

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Alice Conger are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating.

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

Alice Jolene Conger passed away on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007 at the age of 65 at her home. She was born on July 31, 1941 in Lamar, Okla. to Luther and Lula Marie (Wright) Conley.

Alice married Floyd Conger on July 18, 1987 in Wewoka, Oklahoma. She retired in 2003 as a health care provider.

Her father, one son, Jamie Conger and son-in-law, Mike Stetzel, precede her in death.

She is survived by her husband of the home; mother, Marie Conley of Holdenville; three sons, Robert Lay of Wewoka, Delbert Lay and wife Jill of Norman, Dean Lay and wife Rhonda of Seminole; four daughters, Tresa and husband Frank McCorry of Boise, Idaho, Lori Osborne and husband Shawn of Shawnee, Amy Dye and husband Brian of Shawnee and Tina Conger of McAlester; one brother, Tony Conley of Holdenville and two sisters, Loretta Brown of Abilene, Texas, and Jerry Jett of Holdenville.

She is also survived by 29 grandchildren, Jamie, Jessica and husband Mike, Anna and husband Roy, Shannon and husband Keith, Selina, Chelsei, Ryan, Scotty, Jordon, Grace, Zoe, Callie, Max, Rena, Ryan, Tiphannie, D.J., Dustin, Tyler, Javen, Jessica, Kane, McKinze, Emilee, Jace, Tyler, Maci, Ashley and Riley and seven great-grandchildren: Tyler, Micheal, Jacob, Isabella, Kayla, Kalob, and Mason.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Thurman Conger

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Thurman Wayne Conger are scheduled for 10:30 am, Saturday, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Delmar Hume officiating.

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

Thurman Wayne Conger passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 in Oklahoma City, at the age of 70. He was born on Aug. 12, 1936 in Wewoka to Jessie James and Dora (Kersey) Conger.

He married Cheryl (Nickle) Conger on Aug. 11, 1989 in Seminole. He was a self employed Auto Body repairman in Wewoka.

He loved traveling back roads, hunting, fishing, going to the coffee shop and fixing up old cars. He loved spending time with his family.

His parents and one brother, Jack Conger, precede him in death.

He is survived by his wife Cheryl Conger of the home; one son, Sterling Conger of Garnett, Kan.; one daughter, Dana Mack of Washington State and three stepchildren, Chelly Jordan, and Mike Wells, both of Seminole and Monty Wells; brother, Floyd Conger of Wewoka and one sister and brother-in-law, Lena Sawyer and husband Judge of Wewoka.

Fourteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends also survive him.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Conger, Todd Taylor, Jesse Saywer, Larry Sawyer, Judge Sawyer, Sterling Conger and Mike Wells.

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

 

 

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Sybil Conley

Graveside services for Wewoka residents Sybil Alene Conley are set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

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

Conley died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, at Elmwood Nursing Home in Wewoka, at the age of 87.

She was born Oct. 30, 1919, in Boonville, Ark., to Maluster Cook and Maud Morgan.

She married Leroy Conley in 1958 and he preceded her in death in July 1996.

Sybil Conley was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a brother, James Cook; and a sister, Eula Mae Phelps.

Conley is survived by her sister, Sylvia Irene Payne; and nieces and nephews.

 

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C.B. ‘Red’ Conner

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident C.B. "Red" Conner are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Chris Stinnett is to officiate with interment to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

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

C.B. "Red" Conner, 92, passed from this life Sunday, March 11, 2007 in Kingston, Okla. He was born Nov. 4, 1914 in Grand Saline, Texas to parents, W.T. Conner and Bertha Mae (Brown) Conner.

On Dec. 23, 1938 "Red" married Louise J. Johnson in Claremore. He worked at Tinker Air Force Base for over 20 years, retiring in 1975. He then owned and operated Conners Landscaping after the retirement.

Mr. Conner was a member of the Seminole Church of Christ.

His parents; his wife, Louise J. Conner (May 1, 1997); one sister, Lucille Sprinkle; one brother, Orvin Conner; one grandson, Brandon Conner; two great-grandchildren, Layla and Brandi; and one daughter-in-law, Beverly Conner, preceded him in death.

Mr. Conner is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, C. Wayne Conner of Mephis, Tenn., Charles and Lnda Conner of Klahoma City and Gale and Lousanna Conner of Oklahoma City; one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and David McKinney of Kingston; three sisters, Doris Jimison of Stillwater, Lawan Morris of Enid and Dorothy Friend of Enid; 26 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

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

 

 

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Johnny Conway

Private visitation by the family of lifelong Seminole County resident Johnny Fleming Conway is scheduled from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturday and followed by cremation.

Conway, 46, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007 in Holdenville. He was born on July 9, 1961 in Seminole to Joe Nathan and Mary (Watson) Conway.

He was self-employed, working on computers and many other odd jobs. Conway was a graduate of Seminole High School.

His parents and two brothers, Jerry and Larry Conway, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his spouse Bonnie Conway of Holdenville; three step-sons: Rickey Chesser of Wewoka, Shannon Haggard of Holdenville, and Anthony Chesser of Oklahoma City; one step-daughter, Charletta Chong Sang of Holdenville; six brothers: Charles Conway, Alonzo Conway, Clarence Conway, Larence Conway and Richard Conway all of Oklahoma City, and Dale Conway of Seminole; four sisters: Doris Carter of McAlester, Clarice Caggs of Anadarko, Alta Griffis of Norman and Freeda Conway of Seminole; and one step-grandchild.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Franklin Cooper

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Franklin D. Cooper are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel, Wewoka.

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

Cooper, age 73 years, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 in Fayetteville, Ark. He was born July 22, 1934 in Kilgore, Texas to Levi Lewis and Viva (Counts) Cooper.

He graduated from Wewoka High school and later earned an Associate’s degree in Accounting.

Cooper lived in Odessa and Ft. Worth, Texas, for a number of years and then moved to Fayetteville, Ark. He was an accountant for MLT Management in Fayetteville.

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church and supported St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

His parents and one sister, Frances Dunniplin, preceded him in death.

Pallbearers for the services will be: Marshall Till, Fred Ginsburg, Gerald Tarvin, Kevin Lawyer, Keith Lawyer and Rob Lane.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

 

 

 

Neva Cooper

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Neva P. Cooper were held today at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Seminole with interment following in the Maple Grove Cemetery officiated by Rev. David Karges, Rev. Gary Wilburn and the honorable Frank H. Seay

Services were entrusted to the Leonard and Marker Funeral Home of Bixby and the Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Neva P. Cooper was born on Oct. 19, 1924 in Byers, Kan., to Luther and Hattie (Dougherty) Stotts. She passed from this life on Friday, Aug. 10, 2007 in Bixby, Okla., at the age of 82 years, nine months and 22 days.

Neva had lived in the Bixby community for the past five years and was formerly a longtime resident of Seminole.

She was retired from the Seminole County Health Department after working many years as the County Nurse.

Neva had been a member of the Seminole First United Methodist Church since 1949 where she was active in the United Methodist Women and had served on the church building committee as well as several other positions within the church.

She also served in volunteer positions with the Seminole Children’s Museum and the Seminole Hospital Board.

While she lived in Bixby, she attended the Bixby First United Methodist Church. She loved playing bridge and was involved with a bridge club until her health would not allow her to continue.

She married E. Keith Cooper on Sept. 7, 1949 at the Friends Church in Byers, Kan., and after almost 35 years together, he preceded her in death on Aug. 9, 1982.

Neva was also preceded by her six siblings; Luther Stotts, Sylvia Stotts, Chester Stotts, Elva Stotts Franks, Juanita Stotts Hemphill and Ivan Stotts.

She is survived by four children, Nevin Cooper and wife Ronda, of Tulsa, Kent Cooper and wife Edy, of Cleveland, Okla., Cathy Cooper Cott and husband Dan, of Tahlequah, Okla., and Carol Cooper Nutter and husband Greg, of Katy, Texas; seven grandchildren, Allison Cooper Wright and husband Jason, Nevin Blaine Cooper, Jason Scott and Jenilyn Spates, Mallory Scott, Meredith Cott, Samantha Nutter and Keith Nutter; two great-grandchildren, Jake Wright and Caden Wright as well as several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Casket bearers are Roger Stotts, Eugene Stotts, Marlin Stotts, N. Blaine Cooper, Jason P. Scott, Travis Condray, Spencer Condray, Keith Nutter and Jason Wright.

Music will be provided by Sandy Peters and Emily Sims.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be directed to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ree Cooper

A Celebration of Life service for Seminole resident, Ree Perry Cooper is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Sulphur.

Interment is scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday at Sulphur Cemetery.  

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

Ree Perry Cooper passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at the age of 93 in Seminole. She was born on Sept. 8, 1913 in Waurika, Okla., to Charles Duane and Cora Lee (Perry) Snider.

She was a graduate of Waurika High School and attended the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Okla.

She is a member of the First Baptist Church in Sulphur, Oklahoma.

Ree met and married Charles Freeman Cooper on Sept. 8, 1941 in Waurika, together they resided in Sulphur, where lived from 1945 until 1997 where she then moved to Seminole to make her home.

She has been a resident of Seminole Estates Nursing Home for the past five years where she was cared for by a very devoted and caring staff, for which her family will forever be grateful.

Her parents, son-in-law, Gerald Lynn Moreland and great granddaughter, Cami Smith preceded her in death.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Charles Snider and Vickie Cooper of Davis, Okla., and daughter Rebecca Lee Moreland of Seminole.

She is also survived by grandchildren, Charlie and Robin Cooper of Davis, Heather and Jeff James of Seminole, Brandon and Karin Moreland of Edmond, and Devin and Anthony Smith of Edmond.

Ree is also survived by great grandchildren, Lexia and Jackson Cooper of Davis, Jenson and Jacey James of Seminole, Emma, Meagan, Jillian and Bradley Moreland of Edmond and Conner and Catelyn Smith of Edmond.

She also leaves to cherish her memories three very special sisters-in-law, Dolores Snider, of Yukon, Mary Lacy Snider of Fredrick and Edna Cooper of Broken Arrow, and several nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

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

 

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Peggy Ann Copeland

Funeral services for former Maud resident Peggy Ann Copeland are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Vaden Morgan officiating with the assistance of James Zeller.

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

Copeland, 24, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007 at Texoma Medical Center. She was born Aug. 9, 1982 in Moore to Jerry Wayne and Mary (Gober) Copeland.

She lived most of her life in Maud and attended Maud Schools until moving to Denison, Texas in May of 2000 to attend the School for the Blind and Impaired her senior year.

Copeland had been active in Special Olympics and was a member of the Future Homemakers of America (F.H.A.). She was very active while attending the School for the Blind and Impaired.

Her mother (March 12, 2005) and her paternal grandmother, Lena Faye Copeland (1982) preceded her in death.

Surviving is her father and stepmother who raised her, Jerry and Elizabeth Copeland of Denison, Texas; twin brother, Patrick Wayne Copeland of Garland, Texas and brother, Roy Copeland of Denison; two sisters, Carole Maxon and LaTisha Vansickle, both of Denison; paternal grandfather, Leonard Copeland of Sherman, Texas; maternal grandparents, Peggy and Roy Gober of Tupelo, Miss. and maternal step-grandparents, Carole and Bennie Pierce of Macomb.

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

 

 

 

 

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Steven Cornelison

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Steven Lee Cornelison are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Tommy Clark officiating.

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

Cornelison, 58, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007. He was born Oct. 14, 1948 in Seminole to Harvey and Juanita (Meeks) Cornelison.

He graduated from Seminole High School and attended Seminole Junior College for two years. He was affiliated with the First Baptist Church of Seminole.

Cornelison had worked for the Oklahoma Tax Commission since 1988, doing computer security. He also worked for Cornelison Engine for several years.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1970-1974 as a computer specialist.

Surviving is his mother, Juanita Cornelison of Seminole and one brother, Wade Cornelison of Lufkin, Texas.

Casket bearers will be: Mike McCoy, Mike Cornelison, Ken Green, Floyd Griffin, Garrett Cornelison and Daniel Cornelison.

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

 

 

 

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Raymond Corona

Funeral services for Seminole resident Raymond Dewayne Corona are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Friday, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jeremy Benson will officiate the service, assisted by Rev. Bruce Benson.

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

Corona, 21, died Monday, May 14, 2007 in Seminole County. He was born Nov. 13, 1985 in Wewoka to Raymond Roman Corona and Barbara Sue (Kelough) Corona.

He was a member of Lighthouse Tabernacle Church.

His father, who died July 31, 1995, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother, Barbara Corona of Seminole; maternal grandmother, Betty Jean Kelough of Wewoka; three brothers, Albert Corona of Seminole, Kenneth Corona of Moore and Michael Kelough of Konawa and three sisters, Carolyn Corona of Seminole, Vickie Haskins of Seminole and Kathy Taylor of Purcell.

Casket bearers will be: Dalwayne Smith, Wendell Smith, Daniel Sanders, Donvie Sanders, James Sanders, Kyle Smith, Gary Sanders and Jerry Cummings.

Honorary bearers will be; Amos Smith, Joe Bob Clower and Charlie Arbuckle.

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

 

 

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Gene Corrotto

A mass of Christian burial for former Seminole resident, E. F. "Gene/Coach" Corrotto, has been scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Ed Menasco officiating. 

Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, under the direction of Primrose Funeral Service, Norman. 

A prayer vigil will be 7 p.m. tonight at the Primrose Chapel.

Coach Corrotto, 93 of Norman, passes away Monday, Nov. 26, 2007 in Norman. He was born Feb. 23, 1914 in Ft. Smith, Ark., to W.L. and Annie Metzger Corrotto.

Gene was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where he played football halfback from 1936 to 1938. 

He was the 1938 OU football team captain and played on OU’s first Orange Bowl team with an undefeated regular season. Gene received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma.

He was a Naval Officer during World War II serving as a boat crew commander. After World War II, Gene came back to Oklahoma and coached athletics at Bartlesville, Seminole, Tulsa Central High School, Tulsa University, Arkansas University, Kansas University and he coached at Norman High School from 1958 to 1973. 

He was the alumni coach every year for the OU Football Varsity-Alum games.

Coach Corrotto was a member of the OU Letterman’s Club, and the Oklahoma Coaches Association.  He was the first coach inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Hall of Fame in 1967. 

He was also inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame and the Who’s Who Southern Personality.

Gene was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

His parents; his wife, Bertha; five brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

He is survived by two sons, Gary Corrotto of Tulsa and Shane Corrotto of Norman; his daughter, Dale Corrotto and her husband, Jack Falin of Tampa, Fla.; his brother, Bob Corrotto of Ft. Smith Ark.; two sisters, Imelda Cooksey of Ft. Smith, Ark., and Kathryn Madden of Tulsa; and three grandchildren, Shane "T. R." Corrotto, Carly Danielle Marie Corrotto and Audra Jennings.

Bearers will be Mike Foutch, Joe Sterr, Steve Flowers, Gene Mears, Bob Thompson, and Dan Quinn.

Honorary bearers will be Mike Simmons, Charlie Joseph, Jay Upchurch, Paul Blevins, Gary King, Barry Switzer, Tim Kuhlo, Tom Thomas, Dean Blevins, Dwight Johnson, Wayne Veal, Gary Rawlinson, Bob Barry, Sr., Jack Kimberling, Dr. Gerald McCullough, Bob Vance, Tommy Gallahar, Blake Woolbright, Jerry Thompson, Frank Thompson, Jay Wilkinson, Jake Tullius, Bill Hetherington, John Carroll and Kyle Logan.

The family has suggested the Norman Public School Athletic Department as appropriate for memorial contributions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wynema Cothern

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Wynema "Tukie" Cothern are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Pastor Doyle Long officiating.

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

Cothern died Friday, Sept. 22, 2007 at the age of 83. She was born on Nov. 4, 1923 in Coalgate, Okla., to John and Pearl (Clark) Rogers.

She attended the Immanuel Fellowship Church and was a homemaker.

On June 28, 1947 she married Benny Cothern in Mississippi; he preceded her in death on April 20, 1997,

Her parents, husband, five sisters and four brothers precede her in death.

She is survived her son Jackie Dale "Pug" Ryan of Seminole; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren.

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

 

 

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Matilda Cowan

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Matilda "Maxine" Cowan are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Earl Hood and Herschel Davis officiating.

Interment will follow at Coker Family Cemetery near Maud under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Matilda "Maxine" Cowan passed away on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007 in Maud at the age of 77. She was born on Dec. 12, 1929 in Pleasant Grove to Jose Remigo and Lucinda (Coker) Castilla.

She was an L.P.N. at Seminole Hospital for many years and retired in 1992.  She was a member of the Achena Presbyterian Church.

She married Wallace R. Cowan, Sr. on Aug. 6, 1952 in Camp Kilmer, N.J.

She is survived by her husband Wallace Cowan of the home; one son, Wallace R. Cowan Jr. of Maud; one daughter, WaDean Cowan of Maud; three brothers and sisters-in-law: Tony and Mary Costello of Tucson, Ariz., Russell Wilson of Shreveport, La., Danny and Leigh Wilson of Phoenix, Ariz.; five sisters and brother-in-law: Anne Kemp of Conroe, Texas, Majel Carpitcha of Oklahoma City, Marie Grow, Peoria, Ariz., Lupe and Leo Ibanez of Alice, Texas and Betty and husband Steve Feigel of Orem, Utah; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dorval and Joan Cowan of Bartlesville and sister-in-law, Mary of Bartlesville.

Four grandchildren: D’Nay and husband Derek Rowsey, Danielle Hamilton, John Grove, Lori and husband Bryan Brewer and five great grandchildren: Desiree Patterson, Emily Hamilton, Colton Grove, Hailee Grove and Devin Brewer also survive her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, one son, Ivan in 1999 and one daughter, Valera Faye in 1957.

A special thanks goes to Sharon Booker, Companions in Caring Hospice of Ada, Linda Davis and the ladies of Med-Cor of Seminole, for all the special care they gave to Maxine.

Casket bearers will be John Grove, Derek Rowsey, Herschel Davis, Steven Brewer, Frank Williams and Robert Wells.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Beneva Cowell

Funeral services for Seminole resident Beneva Ann Cowell are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home Chapel in McAlester.

Interment is to take place following at Lone Grove Cemetery, near Scipio.

Services are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home, Hartshorne.

Cowell, 63 died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007 at her home.

Surviving is her husband, Billy Wayne Cowell of the home; one daughter, Melissa Ann Kirkland of Wewoka; two grandsons; six great-grandchildren; three sisters; and five brothers.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jerry Cox

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Jerry Edward Cox are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery with Bro. Larry Chesser oficiaitng.

Services are under the direction of Myers Mortuary, Wewoka.

Cox, 47, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007 in Wewoka. He was born June 7, 1960 in Winchester, Ky., to Troy E. and Beulah Cox.

His father preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother, Beulah Cox of Wewoka; daughter, Jelisa M. Cox of Winchester, Ky.; and sisters, Feloria (Tobie) Rider and Mildred (Teresa) Broussard, both of Wewoka, Vivian Griffett and Kelly Crowe, both of Winchester, Ky.

Pallbearers for the service will be Doug Mayo, Jewell Rider III, Joe Timmins, Bobby Silva, Jewell Rider II, Marchus McFadden and Ronnie Creel.

Amozette Crabtree

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Amozette Crabtree were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doyle Long officiating.

Interment followed at 3:30 p.m. at Hartford Cemetery in Hartford, Ark. Services were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Crabtree, 73, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007 in Seminole. She was born Jan. 5, 1934 in Hartford, Ark., to Pink and Hazel (Sims) Crabtree.

She lived in Seminole for more than 54 years, where she was a seamstress and a dry cleaning operator at the East Side Dry Cleaning Company for 11-1/2 years.

Crabtree was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, where she was very active in the church choir.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving are two brothers, William Cecil Crabtree of Oklahoma City and James Lecil Crabtree of Howe, Okla.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Dale Crabtree

Funeral services for former Wrangler Jean Company employee Dale Wayne Crabtree were held today at 2 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church of Howe.

Interment will be at Howe Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.

Crabtree, 42 of Howe, died after a long battle with cancer on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 in Ft. Smith, Ark. He was born on June 17, 1964 in Poteau to James and Imogene (Thrift) Crabtree.

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church of Howe and worked for Wrangler for 21 years before moving back to Howe, where he bought a poultry farm, in 2004.

Crabtree was diagnosed with cancer in January of 2006.

Surviving is his fiancée, Kim Middleton, of Ft. Smith; parents of Howe; one sister, Carol Houck of Seminole and two brothers, David Crabtree of Seminole and Kenneth Crabtree of Howe.

 

 

 

 

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Thelma Craft

Graveside services for Seminole resident Thelma Molly Good Craft are set for 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at Gable Cemetery west of Prague.

Rev. Don Gill is set to officiate the service, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Craft died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at Seminole Estates Nursing Home, at the age of 88.

She was born Dec. 10, 1918, in Shamrock, to Henry Good and Cora Alice Lumpkin Good.

The family moved to Seminole County from Davenport in 1926, and she lived in the county ever since.

In August 1935, she married William Doddie Craft in Wewoka.

Thelma Craft was a wife, mother, and a cook for Seminole Junior College until she retired in 1988.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

Craft was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Marlene Craft Wallace; a granddaughter, Rena Kay Craft; two brothers; and two sisters.

She is survived by a son, John Craft, of Seminole; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Swearingen Funeral Home Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. Viewing will be from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Friday morning.

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

 

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Barbara Craig

A memorial service has been scheduled for longtime Guymon resident, Barbara Joan Craig, at 2 p.m. Saturday at Victory Memorial United Church in Guymon.

She will be interred with a private ceremony for the family at Guymon Memorial Cemetery.

Craig, died at her residence in Dallas, Texas on Friday, March 16, 2007. She was born in Guymon on Dec. 7, 1922 to Paul and Ruth Smith.

She was a graduate of Guymon High School in 1940 and went on to earn her college degree at Panhandle A&M in business with a minor in home economics.

In 1941 she met Virgil Craig and the couple married Aug. 23, 1942. While her husband served in the Army Air Corps., she taught business, shorthand, typing and bookkeeping at Beaver High School in Beaver, Okla.

She was a longtime member of Victory Memorial United Methodist Church and after her move to Dallas; she became a member of the Schreiber Memorial United Methodist Church.

Craig was a Charter Member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mothers and Daughters Home demonstration Club and the Martha Ruth Circle. She also served on the Board for Mobile Meals and Dunaway Manor for several years while living in Guymon.

Her husband, her parents, brother, Burton Smith and sister, Phyllis Thayer preceded her in death.

Surviving are her four children, Neil Craig of Seminole, Carol Craig Potter of Dallas, Hal Craig of Tampa, Fla., and Chad Craig of Tulsa; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Victory memorial United Methodist Church or to the Virgil Craig Scholarship Fund.

 

 

 

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Gladys Crawford

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident Gladys Crawford are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery with Alan Eck officiating.

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

Crawford died Monday, May 14, 2007 at Hugley Hospice center in Ft. Worth, Texas. She was born July 17, 1911 to Doc Ledbetter and Monah (Taylor) Ledbetter.

She attended Wewoka Schools and enjoyed painting, dealing in Real Estate and was of the Baptist faith.

She married Audie Crawford in Tulsa and he preceded her in death.

Her sons, Buddy and Gary Hensley, brothers, Luther, J.R. Ledbetter and Sylvan Ledbetter and sisters, Edna Colier, Helen Berry and Lillie Wilson preceded her in death.

Survivors include son, Jack Hensley of Houston; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

 

 

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James Crawford

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident James L. Crawford are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at the Historic Strother Chapel, located in the center of Maple Grove Cemetery.

The United States Navy will provide military honors and services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Crawford, 81, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2007 at his home in Seminole. He was born July 12, 1926 in Ranger, Texas to Homer David "Bob" Crawford and Myrtle Lee (Hall) Crawford.

He graduated from Seminole High School in 1947 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. While in the service he earned the rank of Seaman Second Class V-6 and was also honored with the Point System Medal, the Victory Medal, and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal.

On Nov. 23, 1949 he married Donna Rose Smart in Henryetta and he worked as a gauger for Koch Oil Company for 34 years.

Surviving is his wife of almost 58 years, Donna, of the home; three daughters, Rose Mary Crawford of Shawnee, Jamie Lynn Clement of Colbert, Wash., and Terri Ann Hudson of Moore; one son, Keith Crawford of Seminole; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Honorary bearers for the services will be: ken Clement, Kyle Bennett, Jeff Kuhns, Lowell Lay, Keith Crawford, Clay Crawford, Kenneth Terrell, Joe Speer and Leon Penuel.

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

 

 

 

 

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Joe Crawford

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Joe Lewis Crawford are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Earl M. Temple Memorial Chapel in Oklahoma City.

Interment is to follow at Westwood Cemetery, Wewoka, under the direction of Temple & Sons Funeral Directors, Inc., 2801 N. Kelley Ave., Oklahoma City.

Crawford, of Oklahoma City, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007 in Oklahoma City.

 

 

 

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Roy Crawford

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Roy Marland Crawford are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at The Lords Community Church in Seminole with Jimmy and Juanita Moreland and Jeff Smith to officiate.

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

Roy Marland Crawford (ordained minister) passed into the Father’s arms Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007 at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee. He was born Jan. 11, 1939 in Seymour, Texas to Ray Eugene and Nora Elizabeth (Russell) Crawford.

Roy married Cathy Ann Smith on July 10, 1973 in Seymour, Texas where he worked as a drilling operator in the oilfield.

Together they moved to Seminole in 1976, where he later worked as a welder at Independent Tank Company and retired.

Roy is a member of the Lords Community Church in Seminole.

His parents; one sister, Theda Myers; one brother, William Andrew Crawford; and one grandson, Ethan Crawford, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Cathy Ann Crawford of the home; one son, Christopher Crawford; five daughters and sons-in-law: Royal and Rich Morphis, Rowena Crawford and companion, Dennis Robertson, LaNora and Andrew Buswell, Elizabeth Crawford and Racketa Crawford, all of Seminole; 10 adopted children: Kathy and Jon Keith, Tracy Chadwick, Phil Norton, Mark Norton, Patty Goad, Wanda Carder, Kayleigh Whisenhunt, Janet Hicks, and Catrina Simpkins; and two sisters, Barbara Haynes of Deymour, Texas and Thena Richardson of Bridge Port, Texas.

Also surviving are six grandchildren: Edward Dodson, Katie Dodson, Roxanne Nunnelley, Helena Nunnelly, Hunter Morphis and Raidyn Morphis; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Casket bearers will be: Lash Blankenship, Jon Keith, Phil Norton, Edward Dodson, Micah Smith and Roy L. Smith.

Honorary bearers will be: Dennis Robertson, Roy (Spunky) Smith and J.R. Rivera.

 

 

 

 

 

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John Creach

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident John Richard Creach are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Amanda B.P. Lockwood officiating.

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

Creach died Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee. He was born Jan. 27, 1930 in Holdenville to Frank and Ernestine (King) Creach.

He graduated from Wewoka High school and attended college. Later he became the manager of Nelson Furniture in Wewoka for a number of years.

Creach was a member of First United Methodist Church (Wewoka), Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club and Skeet Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He served in the United States Navy on the USS Boxer during the Korean War and was among the first seamen to arrive in Korea.

His father preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother, Audra Creach, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Chris Crenshaw

Graveside services for Chris Edward Crenshaw, grandson of longtime Wewoka residents Melvin and Claudia Nurse, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2007, at the Moore City Cemetery.

Rev. Harvey Spear will officiate.

Services will be under the direction of Bill Merritt Funeral Service of Bethany.

Crenshaw passed away Thursday, March 22, 2007 at the age of 56 after a long illness.

Chris was born in Lawton, OK to Al Edward and Doris Marie (Nurse) Crenshaw on Dec. 23, 1950.

He grew up in Moore and upon graduation from Moore High School in May 1969, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving his country at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

Upon completion of his tour of duty in May 1975, he returned home to work in construction and ranching in Southeastern Oklahoma for many years.

Later he obtained his certification to become a Registered Barber, working in the Oklahoma City area. Later in life he worked for many years at Tyson Foods.

Chris was preceded in death by his mother Doris Marie Smith in 2004, grandparents Melvin and Claudia Nurse, Wewoka; Cecil and Mae Crenshaw, Comanche; and a brother Rob Riddell, Oklahoma City.

He is survived by his daughters, Somer de Crenshaw,Oklahoma City, and Courtney Rae Crenshaw, Henderson, Texas; son, Pvt. Christopher Crenshaw, Ft. Jackson, SC; two grandchildren, Seanah-Lisa and Colt DeWayne both of Oklahoma City; his parents, Al and Dora Ann Crenshaw, Oklahoma City; two brothers, Craig Crenshaw and wife Michelle and sons, Choctaw, and Clay Crenshaw and wife Cindy and children, Perkins; one sister, Sherry Elaine Pearce and husband Paul and sons, The Colony, Texas; loving uncle and aunt, Harold and Delores Theus, Okla. City; aunt, Peggy Tinsley, Duncan; and many cousins, friends and his special life-long friend, Linda Glidden, Moore.

Chris loved to laugh. He loved his children and his family; he loved to be outdoors and he loved animals.

He had an amazing mind and he was so gifted with his hands in creating many beautiful pieces of wooden artistry.

Chris’s passing will leave a void in all our hearts and he will always be remembered with much love by all of his family and friends.

He fought the good fight, he finished the course, he kept the faith and he has been given his Crown of Righteousness.

He now rests in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Rest in Peace Our Dearest Chris, Rest in Peace. For those who wish to remember Chris please do so by making a memorial contribution to the American Cancer Society in his name or to the charity of your choice.

You are invited to share your thoughts and fond memories of Chris with the family at www.MeM.com. Arrangements under the direction of Bill Merritt Funeral Service, 6201 N.W. 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK 73008. 405/789-5622.

 

Velma Crews

Graveside services for Chandler resident Velma Dee Crews are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, located near Chandler, with Pastor Ron Crews officiating.

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

Velma departed this life on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007 in Glenpool, at the age of 87 years. She was born on Feb. 27, 1920 in Antler, Okla.

She was the daughter of Samuel and Mary Ella (Gentry) Jackson. Velma married Marion Crews in Shawnee on May 8, 1945.

Velma was a member of the Chandler Assembly of God Church and was a homemaker.

Her parents, husband, seven brothers and three sisters preceded Velma in death.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law: Ron and Gaitha Crews of Mounds, Steven and Judy Crews of Oklahoma City, and Gary and Debbie Crews of Chandler; one sister, Bessie Kidwell of Napa, Calif; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and other relatives and many friends.

 

 

 

Inez Cunningham

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Inez Ruby Cunningham are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Rest haven Memorial Gardens.

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

Cunningham, 95, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center. She was born July 14, 1912 in Wyandotte, Okla., to James N. and Mary (Cardwell) Cunningham.

On Nov. 21, 1929 she married Melvin Cunningham and he preceded her in death on March 1, 1998.

She was a homemaker who raised four children, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchildren.

Her parents; brothers, Everette Cunningham, Lee Cunningham, Abb Cunningham, Ebb Cunningham, and Joe Cunningham; and one sister, Ida Cunningham, also preceded her in death.

Surviving is one son, Louie Cunningham of Seminole; three daughters, EuVonne Priest of Waco, Texas, Mildred Jackson of Sand Springs, and Melvina Qualls of Waco, Texas; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild, all of whom she raised.

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

 

 

 

 

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Billie Sue Curtis

Funeral services for 67-year-old Seminole resident Billie Sue (Martin) Curtis are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God Church in Bowlegs with Rev. Wesley Martin to officiate.

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

Billie passed from this life Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007 in Seminole. She was born March 31, 1940, east of Maud in Pottawatomie County to parents, Rev. "L.G." Lois Graden Martin and Sister Eleanor (McCulloch) Martin.

Billie graduated from Saint Louis, Okla., High School and was a member of the Sasakwa Assembly of God Church, where her brother Wesley is the minister.

She worked for "Loving Care" home health care in Shawnee as a caregiver and nurse’s aid.

Billie leaves to cherish her memory two daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Doug McElroy of Gainesville, Fla., and Kellie and Rick Taylor of Seminole; six brothers, John and Neta Martin of Greenville, Texas, David Martin of Maud, Wesley and Joyce Martin of Sasakwa, Timothy and Linda Martin of Maud, L.G., Jr. and Julia of Maud and Luther Martin of Maud; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Frieda Lee Martin of Maud, Becky Duncan of Sulphur, and Cindy and Ronnie Robertson of Seminole; two grandsons, Zack Taylor and his wife Stephanie of Seminole and Adam Taylor of Stillwater; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Billie is preceded in death by her parents and by on brother, Daniel Leon Martin.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kenneth Masters Dahl II

Kenneth Masters Dahl II was born Jan. 19, 1949 and passed away on Nov. 29, 2007.

Ken was born in Shawnee and raised in Oklahoma City to loving parents Kenneth Masters Dahl and Doris (Liddell) Dahl.

He graduated from Putnam City High School and attended OU while helping his father in the home building business.

At the time of his death, he was one of the owners in the family business, Commercial Brick Corporation in Wewoka.

Ken married the "love of his life," Pamela Bruton, on Feb. 7, 2007.

He accepted her daughter, Sharon, as his own, and her two sons, Tanner and Hunter, as his own grandsons.

Ken was a kind, generous, and giving man to everyone he knew and to some he didn’t know.

He loved life, was a super photographer, a Harley Davidson fanatic, a computer buff, enjoyed traveling, nature and reading, and had a soft heart for children and animals.

His love for his mother and wife was profound, although he didn’t always express it.

Ken was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Masters Dahl.

He is survived by his mother, Doris; wife, Pamela; daughter, Sharon; grandsons, Tanner and Hunter; many dear aunts, uncles and cousins; his extended family members; as well as numerous friends.

Heartfelt thanks go out to those who helped care for Ken, Star Jackson, Kathy Snow and Sequeeta Potter.

Also, to those from Angelic Hospice of Shawnee, specifically, Amy, Tamia, Lori and Darrell.

Ken will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ken’s name to Angelic Hospice Care in Shawnee.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007 at 10 a.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home, located at 100 West Strothers Ave. in Seminole.

David Dailey Sr

Funeral services for former Konawa resident David Madison Dailey, Sr., were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, 2007 at the Tom M. Wages Chapel in Snellville, Ga.

Interment followed at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens.

David, age 72 of Snellville, Ga., passed away on Oct. 16, 2007. He was born Sept. 15, 1935 in Konawa to the late Dr. F.M. and Lois Dailey.

He was a 1953 graduate of Konawa High School and in 1957 he graduated from Oklahoma A&M, earning a BS in Forestry.

After graduation he began a career with the U.S. Forest Service in Florida. He was later transferred to Lufkin, Texas, where he met and married Richie Burks in 1962.

David’s career with the USFS spanned more than 42 years including service in Florida, Texas, Tennessee, Georgia and New Mexico. He retired in January 1998 in Atlanta, Ga.

David served as a Deacon at the First Baptist Church of Lilburn, Ga.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Richie Dailey of Snellville, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, David Jr. and Nancy Dailey of Loganville, Ga.; two grandchildren, Matthew Tyler Dailey and Jonathan David Dailey, both of Loganville; sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Charles Kolar of St. Louis, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Loyce Daniels

A memorial service for former Seminole area resident Loyce "Anita" Daniels is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel in Broken Arrow.

Services are under the direction of Floral Haven in Broken Arrow.

Anita Daniels, 57, passed away in Tulsa Friday, Feb. 9, 2007. She was born July 13, 1949 in Oklahoma City.

She graduated from Byng High School in 1967 and married Lewis Daniels on Feb. 2, 1970 in Stratford.

Anita lived in the Seminole area for 19 years and she was a graduate of East Central University where she earned a teaching degree.

Her husband; mother, Dortha Randell; her grandfather, William "Bill" Beam and three brothers preceded her in death.

Anita is survived by three children, Johnny Daniels of Tulsa, Mark Daniel of Dover, N.H., and Holley Daniels of Owasso; five grandchildren; one brother and two sisters.

 

Barbara Darr

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Barbara Ann (Jackson) Darr were held today at 2 p.m. at Highway Baptist Church in Little with Rev. Scott Lenaburg officiating.

Interment followed at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Barbara Darr, 54, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2007 at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born Nov. 10, 1952 in Ada to Johney P. Jackson and Doris (Wyckoff) Jackson.

On May 18, 1974 she married Kenneth Dale Darr in Seminole and he preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 2006.

She graduated from New Lima High School and was a homemaker and worked as a secretary for Austin Drilling and the Seminole Chamber of Commerce.

Her father, Johney R. Jackson (1979); husband, Kenneth Dale Darr (2006); and one brother, Bruce Jackson (1959) preceded her in death.

Surviving is her mother, Doris Jackson of Seminole; two daughters, Mandy and Ashley Darr, both of Seminole; one brother and sister-in-law, Johney P. and Vera Jackson Jr., of Houston, Texas; two sisters and brother-in-law, Shirley and John Clute of Colorado and Linda Jackson of Oklahoma City; and four brothers and sisters-in-law, Gene and Peggy Darr of Noble, Gary and Kelly Darr of Mineral Wells, Texas, Alan Darr of Bowlegs and Tim and Debbie Darr of Seminole.

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

 

 

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Lucille Darr

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Loma "Lucille" (Hopkins) Hines Darr are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the Historic Strothers Chapel, located in the center of Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Her longtime friend and minister, rev. Allen Wood, will officiate the service.

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

Loma "Lucille" (Hopkins) Hines Darr, 87 years old, passed from this life Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007 at Seminole Estates Care Center. She was born March 9, 1920 in Healdton, Okla., to parents West Hopkins and Cassie Mae (Webb) Hopkins.

Lucille moved to Seminole from Healdton with her parents when she was 11 years old, traveling in a covered wagon. She told the story that when they reached Maud her father had to lead the team of horses through the town because they were spooked by the sound of the steam engines

Lucille graduated from Seminole High School and had worked several years cooking at the Seminole Public Schools cafeteria. She later became the dietician at the old Seminole Hospital and worked there until her retirement in 1982.

Lucille was a longtime member of the Freewill Baptist Church serving as church secretary and she was also in the Women’s Auxiliary at the church.

Lucille married Benny S. Hines in March of 1960 in Durant, Okla. He preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 1979. She later married Edwin L. "Ed" Darr on Aug. 18, 1983 in Seminole. He preceded her in death on May 8, 2001.

Lucille leaves to cherish her memory one son and daughter-in-law, Arthur and Gloria Ritchie of San Francisco, Calif.; one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Carroll Lowe of Maud; five grandchildren: Steve and his wife Brenda Snow of Gravette, Ark., James and his wife Joy Bradley of Siloam Springs, Ark., Raymond Ritchie of Fort Worth, Texas, Terri and his wife Terry Powell of Sacramento, Calif., and Melody and her husband Rinehart Wilke of Seminole, Fla.

Other survivors include 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; including special friend George Fain of Seminole and her special friend and provider, Amanda Pierce of Seminole; as well as a host of other family and dear friends.

Her parents, two husbands, two brothers, one sister and one great-grandson, Daniel Bradley who died in April of 1992, precede Lucille in death.

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

 

 

 

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Leoma Davidson

Funeral services for Wewoka resident, Leoma Davidson, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Wewoka Church of Christ with Bro. Lendal Bolin officiating.

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

Davidson died Friday, March 30, 2007. She was born Nov. 22, 1926 in Sugar Grove, Ark., to Luther L.E. and Bertie (Self) Catlett.

She attended Wewoka Public Schools and worked for Big Yank Factory for 37 years. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.

On July 2, 1945 she married Harold Davidson in Norman.

Her parents and three brothers, Hoyt, Doyle and Glenn Catlett preceded her in death.

Surviving are two children, David E. Davidson of Prague and Debra Madron of Ellabell, Ga.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be John Davidson, Joey Davidson, Chris Sebastian, Michael Sebastian, Michael Harrington and Andrew Landsdown.

Honorary bearers will be George Madron and Less Landsdown.

 

 

 

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Barbara Davis

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident Barbara Ann Davis will be 2 p.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Jimmy Freeman officiating with burial at CrossRoads Cemetery, Sasakwa.

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

Barbara Ann Davis of Sasakwa passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007 at Valley View Hospital in Ada at the age of 44 years. She was born Dec. 16, 1962 in Waldon, Ark., to Andrew and Juanita House.

She married Arthur Raymond Davis Jr. "Bejohn" on Nov. 7, 1992 in Sasakwa.

Barbara enjoyed arts, crafts, knitting, and spending every moment with her grandchildren and husband. She was a loyal OU fan and watched every game.

Survivors include her husband, Arthur Davis Jr. of the home; her two loving grandchildren, Alyssa and Makayla of, Sasakwa; her good friend and mother of her two grandchildren, Angela Schrader, of Sasakwa; one special brother-in-law, Terry K. Davis "Bondo" of Sasakwa; one special niece, Leah Davis, Sasakwa; four brothers: Jerry Morrow, Hot Springs, Ark., Henry Moore, Talera, Calif., Donnie Moore, Hot Springs, Ark. and Greg Lanier Texarkana, Ark.; two sisters, Betty Howerton, Ark., and Cindy Hickey, Texarkana, Ark.; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be: Abe Davis II, Bill Davis Jr., Chris Fixico, Donnie Moore, Mick Clary, and Jesse Howard.

Honorary bearers will be: Terry K. Davis, Larry Simmons, Chuck Hooper, Bernie Augustine, and Tom Ledgerwood.

 

 

 

 

 

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China Davis

Graveside services for Wewoka resident China B. Davis were held today at 11 a.m. at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka with Rev. B.G. Renfro of Parker’s Chapel Baptist Church.

Services are under the direction of Myers Mortuary, Wewoka.

Davis, 83, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006 at Elmwood Nursing Home, Wewoka. She was born Feb. 2, 1942 in Nobletown Community, Wewoka to Henry Madkins and Berlene Davis.

She enjoyed cooking and had worked most of her life until her health began to fail. Davis is a former employee of Julia’s Café, Claybrook Cleaners, Aldridge Hotel and Tinker Air Force Base.

Davis was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church, where she attended regularly until her failing health.

Her parents; two daughters, Cassandra Davis and Shermaine Thompson; three brothers, Floyd Perry, Roy Madkins and Howard Davis and one sister, Sylene Davis preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sons, Alphonso (Billy) Graham, Franklin (Bobo) Gray, both of Wewoka and Oscar (Tojoe) Gray of Oklahoma City; three daughters, Hazel Banks of Seminole, Betty Alexander of Wewoka and Brenda James of Choctaw; sister, Jessie Gray of Wewoka; 17 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

 

 

Crystal Davis

Funeral services for Seminole resident Crystal LeAnn Davis are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Tallahassee Presbyterian Church.

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

Wake services are scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at Tallahassee Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dorsey Nero and Rev. Robert Kernell officiating.

Davis, 25, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007 at Carl Albert Indian Hospital. She was born April 2, 1980 in Shawnee to Leroy and Dorothy (Larney) Davis.

She grew up in Seminole and attended Seminole High School and Seminole State College. She was currently employed at Wal-Mart of Seminole.

Davis attended Tallahassee Presbyterian Church.

Her grandfather, Amos Brown and grandmother, Grace, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her parents; daughter, Grace Marie Davis; brothers, Joel, Siah, Tim and Chris and sister, Erica.

Pallbearers for the services will be J.R. Hagis, Leo Moppin, Bubby Harjo, Isaac Harjo, Daniel Tanyan and Adam Tanyan.

Honorary bearers will be Chris Daniels, Domenik Davis, Brandon West, Donovan Davis, Cory Madden and Bo Lindsey.

 

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Gary Davis

Memorial services for Holdenville resident Gary Douglas Davis are scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at Fisher Funeral Home, Holdenville, Oklahoma with Jose Velazquez officiating.

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

Davis died on Saturday, March 31, 2007 in Holdenville at the age of 44. He was born on Aug. 31, 1962 in San Rafael, Calif., to Jessie Joe and Mavis Harlene (Bryant) Davis.

He lived most of his life in California and moved to Holdenville approximately 15 years ago. He had worked as a guard at Davis Correctional Facility in Holdenville.

Davis was a member of the Pentecostal Church in Holdenville and also served in the United States Air Force.

His parents precede him in death.

He is survived by three sons, Jason Davis of Oklahoma City, Joshua Davis of Noble and Jeremiah Davis of Holdenville; one stepdaughter, Jessica Davis of Holdenville; one brother, Curtis Davis of Dallas, Texas and one sister, Kim McGinnis of Seminole, Oklahoma.

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

 

 

 

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Gloria Davis

Graveside services for Seminole native Gloria Jean "Sister" Tiger Davis are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tiger Cemetery in Seminole.

Services are under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home of Electra, Texas.

Davis, 73, of Electra, Texas died Friday, Jan. 12, 2007 in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was born Feb. 22, 1933 in Seminole to Edmund Tiger and Lucy McGirt Tiger.

She had served in the United States Army as a cook and after her tour of duty; she raised her family and then received her LVN license. She was employed at the Bethania Hospital until her retirement in 1980.

Davis was a former resident of Iowa Park, Texas and moved to Electra in 1990 where she was a member of the Eastside Church of Christ. She enjoyed the outdoors and bird watching.

One grandson, James Edmund McGee, one brother, Jim Tiger and one sister, Eva Towery preceded her in death.

Survivors include four daughters, Karla Owen of Electra, Geraldine Hare of Freeland, Mich., Jolene Taylor of Lubbock, Texas and Jamie Kubicek of Electra; two sons, Amos Edmund Davis of Oklahoma City and Walter Lee Davis of Ft. Smith, Ark.; four brothers, Marland Tiger and Don Tiger, both of Seminole, Pembrook Tiger of California, and Randall Tiger of Shawnee; three sisters, Opal Cloud of Kansas, Nema Alderman of Wilburton, Okla., and Wanda Barber of Maude; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

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Margaret Davis

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Margaret Pearl Davis are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Phillip Mullins officiating.

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

Davis 84, died Friday, June 1, 2007 at Wewoka Nursing Center. She was born May 10, 1923 in Kansas City, Mo., to Tucker T. and Minnie (Arnold) Belle Davis.

She was employed by Texaco as a land lease person and retired in 1986, at which time she moved back to Wewoka. She attended the First Baptist Church of Wewoka.

Her parents and three brothers, Paul, Roy V. and Robert T. Davis preceded her in death.

Pallbearers will be Pat Comstock, J.M. Windle and Paul Loeffelholz.

 

 

 

 

Rosetta Davis

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Rosetta Eliza Davis are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka with Rev. E.G. Bert, St. Stephens Baptist Church, Wewoka, officiating.

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

Davis, 85, died Saturday, May 26, 2007 in Oklahoma City. She was born Oct. 22, 1921 in Lima, Okla., to Thomas Jefferson and Laura Cyrus Davis.

She lived in Seminole County all her life and was an avid worker in her church, until her health began to fail.

Davis worked as a housekeeper outside the home as well as taking care of her own family. Following the death of her husband, she moved to Oklahoma City with her son.

She was a member of Scipio Baptist Church, Lima, where she served as a Sunday school teacher. In addition, she was a member of the Women’s Missionary Society.

Her parents, husband, one son, four brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

Surviving is her son, Freddy Davis of Oklahoma City; sister, Mattie Starnes of Wewoka; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

Susan Davis

Services for longtime Wewoka resident Susan Denise Davis are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Louis Cox officiating.

Burial is to follow at Maple Grove cemetery, Wewoka under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Born March 26, 1963 at Wewoka Hospital to Jack D. Davis and Anna Lee Davis. She passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007 in Wewoka.

Susan is survived by her mother, Anna Lee Davis of Wewoka; sister, Vicki Feuerborn; brother, Jackie Davis; special nieces and nephews, Amy Hadley, Dustin Hatfield, Mitch and Brandon Davis; and her extended family at Wewoka Nursing Center.

Even though Susan could not walk and was born with Cerebral Palsy, she lived a happy and productive life.

She graduated from Wewoka High School in 1982 and in 1977 she and her sister visited Hawaii to see her brother, who was stationed there with the U.S. Army.

One of her most happiest vacations was deep fishing at Galveston, Texas with her uncle, Ray Osborn. Susan had also visited Texas, Mexico, Montana, Utah, Colorado, Arkansas and Kansas.

In her earlier years, she had mastered driving a 4-wheeler, riding horses, camping, hand stitching purses, painting and crafts; and was a computer geek.

Susan loved the Lord and one of her favorite songs was "I Want to Stroll Over Heaven With You".

Even though is will be sad for us not to have Susan here on earth anymore, we can be assured that Susan is walking and strolling over Heaven with God.

 

 

 

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Carolyn Davisson

A memorial service for longtime Seminole resident Carolyn Dean Davisson are scheduled for 11 am, Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Seminole.

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

Carolyn Dean Davisson, age 67, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007 at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

She had fought a long and courageous battle with lung cancer. Cremation followed her demise.

Carolyn was born Jan. 14, 1940 to Anna (Fogle) and Everett Turley at Seminole’s Harber Hospital. She graduated from Seminole High School in 1958.

On Oct. 28, 1958 Carolyn married Bill Davisson, also of Seminole. The couple left immediately following their wedding for a stint in the United States Army.

They were stationed in several locations in New York and in Florida.

After Bill left the military, the couple made their home in Cocoa Beach and Merritt Island, Florida. While living there, Carolyn was employed by McDonald Douglas Aerospace. 

She was a member of the NASA Apollo 1 through Apollo 18 launch team. She served on the team during Apollo 11’s first manned landing on the moon.

Carolyn was also on teams involved with NASA's first manned space laboratory. In Florida, Carolyn was active in Jaycee A’s, the women’s Auxiliary to the Jaycees.

In 1980, Bill and Carolyn moved to the Corpus Christi, Texas area. They lived in that location for about 22 years where Carolyn was employed by Exxon Oil Company as Administrative Assistant to the President of Exxon.

She was also made Pipeline Division Chief Clerk, a position that few women have held.

The Davissons returned to Seminole in 2004 after their retirement. Carolyn was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Seminole. She was also a member of Seminole Arts Council, and a former member of Self Culture Club.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, Anna and Everett Turley, and by her sister, LeWanda Carmack.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Davisson; her two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill Davisson, Jr. and wife, Jan of Sugarland, Texas and Craig and his wife, Kristie of Tampa, Fla.

The Davisson’s have four grandchildren, Angela, Ben, Carolyn and Katie Davisson. A niece Cindy Uptigraph of Norman also survives Carolyn.

Carolyn had many friends who will miss her greatly.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to First United Methodist Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1314, Seminole 74868 or to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123 or cancer.org.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Georgia Day

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Georgia (Harjo) Day are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hitchitee Church, with burial to follow at Harjo Underwood Family Cemetery.

Mike Harjo, Mildred Harjo and Ted Underwood are to officiate.

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

Day, 76, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007 at Colonial Estates Nursing Home in Shawnee. She was born on Sept. 20, 1931 in Seminole County to Peter and Mary (Spencer) Harjo.

She was a homemaker, member of the Sweet Potato Clan and her tribal name is Ca-te. Day is also a member of the Hitchitee United Methodist Church and the Cheyahv Ceremonial Ground.

Her parents; one son, Alex Pete Wolf; three sisters and two brothers, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters: Virginia Cunningham of Edmond and Mary Wolf Cully of Konawa; one son, William Joseph Bowlegs of Irving, Texas; five grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be: Tecumseh Underwood, Victor Underwood, Ted Underwood, Percy Harjo, Bruce Harjo, Nathan Harjo and Willie Frank Haney.

Wake services will be held tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Jack Dearing Jr.

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Jack Ancel Dearing Jr. were held today at 2 p.m. in the Stout-Phillips Chapel with Freeman Whitlock officiating and Glen Pence.

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

Jack Ancel Dearing Jr. passed away at his home Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007 at the age of 84 years. Jack was born Sept. 19, 1922 in Oklahoma City to J.A. and Barbara (Geinger) Dearing.

Jack attended school at Central High School in Oklahoma City.

He was a World War II Army Veteran.

Jack married Nona (Campbell) Dearing on Dec. 20, 1947. Jack was employed with the Rice Amusement Company in Oklahoma City from 1947 to 1955.

Nona and Jack moved to Wewoka in 1955 at which time he began employment with Siler Music Company and retired in 1986.

Jack was a member of the Community in Christ Church in Seminole and Senior Citizens in Wewoka.

Three Sisters, Mary Vickery, Lucille Rice and Helen Rhoden and one brother, Lewis Dearing preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Nona Dearing of the home; three children, Dan J. and wife Linda Dearing of Seminole, David Dearing and wife Carolyn Curtis of Wewoka and Donna and husband Kraig Rogers of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren, Ryan and wife Linda Hutchison, Teresa and husband Terry Rowlan, Logan Dearing and Lincoln Dearing; two step-grandchildren, Dustin Curtis and Carissa Curtis and three great-grandchildren, Chase Rowlan, Nathan Hutchison and Alyssa Rowlan

Serving as pallbearers will be Art Garner, Mike Rice, Ryan Hutchison, Terry Rowlan and Jason Weatherly.

 

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Marvin Deatherage

Graveside services for Seminole resident Marvin Luther Deatherage are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Keith Thomas.

Services are under the direction of Walker Funeral Home, Shawnee.

Deatherage, 77, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007 in an Oklahoma City hospital. He was born Sept. 23, 1929 in Shawnee to Luther Marvin and Beulah (Blalock) Deatherage.

On Jan. 16, 1954 he married Patsy E. Roberts and had served in the United States Army.

Deatherage owned and operated a monument company and later was an aircraft painter at Tinker Air Force Base.

His parents and wife preceded him in death.

Surviving are sons, Marvin Dean Deatherage of Holdenville and Mark W. Deatherage of Seminole; daughter, Judy Thomas of Moore; six grandchildren; and sisters, Maxine Alexander of San Antonio, Texas, Marcene Massey of Shawnee, Lou Benton of Oklahoma City, and Deanie Wells of Shawnee.

 

Alvie Mitchell Sanders

Graveside services for lifelong Seminole county resident Alvie Mitchell are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Dennis Yeubanks will officiate.

Sanders, 66, died Friday, Dec. 21 in Seminole.

He was born on February 20, 1941 in Wewoka to Fred Mitchell and Estell Joyce Sanders and married Marie (Smith) Sanders on September 5, 1959.

Sanders worked in the oilfield as a rig manager for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife in January 2006.

He is survived by two sons, mark Sanders, Seminole, Jason Sanders, Aurora, Colo.; three sisters, Rita Orr, Choctaw, and Sue Smith, Linda Sanderson, both of Wewoka; six grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

Helen Deck

Graveside services for lifelong Bowlegs resident, Helen Louise Deck, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery.

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

Deck, 74, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007 in Seminole. She was born May 22, 1933 in Covington, Okla., to William Henry Deck and Minnie (Heneke) Deck.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting. She was a member of the Bowlegs First Baptist Church.

Her parents an one son, Ronald Medley Deck (1988) preceded her in death.

Survivors include: one son, Billy Deck of Bowlegs; on daughter, Debra Givray of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; one brother, William Deck of Enid; two sisters, Doris Ann Sturgill of Yukon and Virginia Howard of Enid; and five grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

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Jim Decker

Funeral mass for lifelong Seminole County resident Jim Jerry Decker is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Prague with Rev. Shane Tharp officiating.

Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Shawnee and services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Prague.

Decker died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007 at his Seminole County home at the age of 93. He was born in Seminole on Aug. 14, 1914 to Michael and Frances Rose (Horinek) Decker.

He served his country in the U.S. Army as a sergeant during World War II. Decker was a farmer and rancher as well as a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church.

His parents, two brothers, and five sisters preceded him in death.

Surviving are sisters, Rose Drescher of Oklahoma City, Ann Rogers of McLean, Va., and Margaret May of Oxnard, Calif.

 

Patricia Decker

A celebration of the life of longtime Seminole resident, Patricia Kimberly "Kim" Decker, is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Lewis Walters officiating.

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

Kim passed from this life Thursday, April 19, 2007 in Oklahoma City, following a long battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 29, 1060 in Seminole to parents, Richard Norman and Patricia (Ogden) Norman.

Kim attended Seminole Schools and received her Associate’s degree from Seminole State College and her Bachelor’s degree from East Central University in Ada.

She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Shawnee and had worked as an accountant with Finley and Cook Accounting Firm in Shawnee.

Kim leaves to cherish her memory two sons and a daughter-in-law, Scotty and Bonnie Decker of Seminole and Jesse Mendinghall of the home; father and stepmother, Richard and Marilyn Norman of Konawa; two sisters, Teresa Norman of Seminole and Cindy Rudich of Seminole; maternal grandmother, Leona Maxwell of Seminole; two grandsons, Nolan and Conlan Decker of Seminole; one aunt, Colleen Fletcher of Seminole; sister-in-law, Kim and her husband Lonnie Kean of Seminole; three cousins, Terry Fletcher of Seminole, Steve Fletcher of Bixby and Rob Fletcher of Maud.

In addition, Kim leaves her special "Heart friend", Lesli Blazer of Seminole; as well as a host of other special family and friends including her "Work Family" at Finley and Cook Inc., and the friends who are too many to mention.

Kim is preceded in death by her mother, Patricia (Ogden) Norman Stockton, and her husband Charles "Keith" Decker, who died Jan. 26, 1983, and by her paternal grandmother, Lula Norman.

Casket bearers will be: Ben Aguirre, Larry Hicks, Meryel Jay, Vernon Rattan, Daryle Presley and Troy Childers.

Honorary bearers will be: Sonny Miller, Terry Fletcher, Steve Fletcher and Rob Fletcher.

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

 

 

 

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Wilbern Dees

Graveside services with military honors for longtime Shawnee resident Wilbern "Tip" Dees are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Dees, 88, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007 at Sulphur Veterans Home. He was born Aug. 19, 1917 in Eufaula to Herby Albert and Letha Pearl (McCurley) Dees.

He was a farmer, construction worker and truck driver for many years.

Dees married Beatrice Jones, of Seminole County, in 1951 and she preceded him n death on April 18, 2001.

In addition, his parents; three sisters, Blanch Turner, Edna Turner and Leona Russell and one brother, Verlin Dees of Arkansas preceded him in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Caroline Helen Cole of San Jacinto, Calif. and LeKatha Fay Dees of Oklahoma City.

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

 

 

 

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Jesus Diaz

A memorial service for Bowlegs resident Jesus "Jesse" Diaz is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Willet, N.Y.

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

Jesus "Jesse" Diaz, 79, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2007 at his home. Jesse was born in Cherryvale, Kan., on June 10, 1927, a son of the late Generoso and Josephine (Suarez) Diaz.

His family moved to Solon Pond, N.Y., in 1928,where Jesse grew up and attended school.

A longtime farmer in Willet, he lived a long and prosperous life and touched the hearts of many, young and old.

He has lived his last 20 years in Bowlegs, where he enjoyed what he loved the most in life – "raising and fighting chickens", which he enjoyed for many years in New York. Ask those that remember the "Diaz Cock Fight Raid" of 1971.

Jesse served his country in the Merchant Marines and the United States Army, returning to marry Mildred Gofgosky of Willet on July 15, 1946.

They enjoyed 61 years together and raised seven children.

He worked at the old Cincinnatus Bordens Milk Plant; the Lisle Co-op Milk Plant; the Hartford Milk Plant; part-time at the Coventry Milk Plant; and spent 40 years farming in Willet and Marathon, N.Y.

He loved to bowl and play pitch with many wonderful friends he enjoyed in his life. In his younger years he was also an avid baseball player.

He was preceded in death by his son, Stanley (Doc) Jess Diaz in 1973; his great-granddaughter, Jessica Mae Rice in 1994; his brothers, Angel, Joseph, Emilio, Frank, Raymond and Henry; and his sister, Josephine (Don) Wight.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mildred (Gofgosky) Diaz of Bowlegs; his brother, Manual and Ulrica Diaz of Ala.; his sister, Sara and Harold Brown of Marathon, N.Y.; children, Diane Johnson of Seminole, Jesse Diaz of Syracuse, N.Y., Kenneth and Patricia (Gilbert) Diaz of Cincinnatus, N.Y., Donna Goff of New Milford, Pa., Darla and Larry Rutan of Willet and Debi and Michael Docalavich of Maiden, N.C.; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Jesse may be directed to the Seminole Fire Department.

 

 

 

 

Henryetta Dick

Funeral services for lifelong Maud resident, Henryetta (Williams) Dick, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole.

Chaplain Donnie Knight and Rev. Malcom Tiger are to officiate. Wake services are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Interment is to follow services at the William’s Family Cemetery, southeast of Maud, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Dick, 68, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007 at her home. She was born Nov. 22, 1938 in Maud to Joney Williams and Ellen (Chupcogee) Williams.

She was a longtime member of the Achena Presbyterian Church, southeast of Maud, and enjoyed singing hymns and in her native Seminole language.

On Dec. 2, 1972 she married Walter A. Dick in Shawnee and he preceded her in death April 14, 1990.

Her parents and one sister, Lela Williams (November 2005) also preceded her in death.

Surviving is one daughter, Diana Nero of Maud; one brother, Charlie Williams of Maud; and two great-great nephews, whom she helped raise, Jarrod Cline of Prague and Joseph Davis of Shawnee.

Casket bearers will be: Tony Berryhill, Jarrod Cline, Joseph Davis, Lynn Pettite, John Shaw and Tony Estep.

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

 

 

 

 

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Frances Dobbins

Frances (Wilson) Dobbins, 76-year-old former Seminole County resident, passed from this life July 7, 2007, in Humble, Texas.

She was born June 18, 1931, in Wilmer, Ala., to Alex A. Wilson and LeElla (Harper) Wilson.

Frances married Thomas Vincent Dobbins in 1956 in Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2002.

Mrs. Dobbins earned her bachelors degree from East Central University in Ada and then her Masters Degree from Oklahoma University in Norman.

She worked as a home economics teacher for many years.

She started teaching in 1952 at Varnum for five years and then Maud Schools for five years before moving to Enid, where she taught in nearby Carrier Schools for three years before taking a job with the Oklahoma Department of Education where she served as nutrition coordinator from 1965 until 1974.

She then relocated to Pensacola, Fla., along with her husband who had been transferred with Exxon Oil Company.

In Florida, she worked for Florida Department of Citrus. Then again in 1981 Mr. Dobbins was transferred to Houston, Texas to work for Exxon.

Frances then worked for Humble, Texas, schools as the Food Service Director until she was 71 years old.

Frances was a member of the Church of Christ and was very active in the schools she worked at. She had served as a school sponsor on many occasions and was involved with the F.H.A. (Future Homemakers of America).

She leaves to cherish her memory two nieces: Sally Kelton of Oklahoma City, and Sue Bohannon and her husband Gary of Maud, as well as her special caretaker, Yolanda Edmonds of Humble, Texas.

Also surviving are great nieces and nephews: Stephanie and Aaron Corbett of Oklahoma City, Jeff Kelton of Oklahoma City, Lisa and Sean Troub of Chickasha, and Kim and Shane O’Daniel of Weatherford.

Great-great nieces and nephews who survive her are: Rennie Troub and Rory Troub of Chickasha, and Hunter O’Daniel and Luke O’Daniel of Weatherford.

Frances is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

Mrs. Dobbins is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Thomas Dobbins, one brother-in-law, Homer Dobbins (2006), one sister, Mary Pate (1969) and by one nephew, Tommy Pate (1972).

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

Frank Brewer will officiate the service. Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud.

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

 

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Stephen A. Douglas

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident Stephen A. Douglas are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. John Lively officiating.

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

Stephen A. Douglas passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2007 at the age of 94. He was a resident of Epworth Villa, Oklahoma City. He was born Dec. 20, 1912 in Wewoka.

Stephen A. Douglas was the son of Stephen Abraham and Pearle (Sampson) Douglas, who were early day pioneers to the Indian Territory. Mr. Douglas Sr. owned one of the first mercantile shops in Wewoka and Pearle taught English at the Emanhaka Indian School for Girls.

In addition to a 33-year career with the United States Post Office, Douglas was an avid painter of scenes of Oklahoma and the Southwest.

He served in the South Pacific during World War II and is best known for his cartoon-like drawings depicting Army life on the envelopes mailed to his first wife, Carolyn, at home.

This collection is now part of the historical museum of the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

On Dec. 28, 1972 he married Pauline Platt in McAlester.

This gentleman will be missed greatly by his family and many friends.

Mr. Douglas is survived by his wife, Pauline Platt Douglas, of the home; three children, Stephen A. Douglas Jr. and wife Elise of Cooper, Texas, Dianne Douglas of Ruston, La. and Mary Douglas Field of Hamilton, Bermuda and three grandchildren, Christopher L. Douglas of Kilgore, Neb., Gregory W. Douglas of Deerfield Beach, Fla. and Timothy M. Douglas of Cooper, Texas.

His brother, Claude L. Douglas and two sisters, Helen Lawson and June Peebles of Wewoka preceded him in death.

 

 

 

 

 

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Donna Douthit

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident, Donna Lee Douthit, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson Church of God in Shawnee with Rev. Charles Higgins officiating.

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

Donna passed away in Earlsboro, at the age of 71. She was born on June 19, 1935 to Troy D. and Evelyn (Massey) Adams in Seminole.

She was an Avon representative and a homemaker. She also did volunteer work for the Seminole Housing Authority. She attended the Johnson Church of God in Shawnee.

On Dec. 14, 1950 she married Monroe V. Lee in Ft. Smith, Ark.

Her parents; husband, Monroe V. Lee, on Oct. 5, 1982; two sons, Virgil Lee and Troy Lee and two brothers, Bill Adams and Melvin Adams, preceded her in death.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Faye Sipes of San Antonio, Texas; two daughters and sons-in-law, Georgia and Tom Herron of Earlsboro and Mona and Terry Dixon of Seminole; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Lee of Tulsa; three brothers, Charles Adams of Spavinaw, Okla., Calvin Adams of Kansas, Okla., and Gary Adams of Mannford, Okla., and one sister June Ussery of Tulsa.

She is also survived by eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Walter Downey

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Walter Maxwell Downey are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jess Powers officiating.

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

Walter Maxwell Downey passed away on Friday, May 18, 2007 at the age of 92. He was born on May 31, 1914 in Tyrone, Mo. to Suemma Josephine (Aldridge) Downey.

He married Helen Zenith Downey on July 23, 1934 in Seminole; she preceded him in death on Dec. 13, 2003.

 He worked for Consumer’s Gas Station as an attendant for many years, drove a taxicab, and was a gasoline truck driver for many years,

He loved his senior citizens activities and dances, as well as having lunch with his friends at the Heritage House.

His parents, wife, brothers: Edmond Arlo Downey and Delbert Fulk, and grandson, Kirby Lee Little preceded him in death.

He is survived by four sons, Walter Dale Downey of Seminole, Barnett Eugene Downey of Sherman, Texas, William Keith Downey of Crane, Texas and Kenneth Ray Downey of Oklahoma City; three daughters, Joyce Darlene Burnett of Seminole, La Wana Sue Holder of Oklahoma City, and Sharon Kay Baker of New Braunsfels, Texas; one brother, Bob Fulk of Missouri; two sisters, Lavaun Lay and Zella Mackey, both of Missouri; and close companion, Vivian Haffner of Seminole.

He is also survived by 27 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren as well as a host of other family and friends.

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

 

 

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James Doyle

Funeral services for Holdenville resident, James K. Doyle are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at High Springs Baptist Church, Okemah.

Interment is top follow at Highland Cemetery in Okemah.

Rev. Jimmy Alexander and Rev. Frank Moppin are to officiate with services under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home, Holdenville.

Doyle, 40, died on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007 in Holdenville. He was born on July 23, 1967 in Claremore to George and Nora Doyle.

He was raised in Tulsa and graduated from Coweta High School in 1985. Doyle attended Rogers State College for three years, where he majored in criminology.

Doyle trained in Green Bay, Wis., and was an avid kick boxer. He was a member of Snake Creek Baptist Church in Bixby.

On March 20, 2004 he married Bobbie Jean Powell in Bixby and worked as a security officer for Holiday Inn and as a police officer for the Lighthorsemen and the City of Beggs.

Doyle also served the City of Broken Arrow as a reserve officer.

The couple recently moved their family to Holdenville and began to start a new chapter in their lives.

Surviving is his wife of the home; sons, Steven Ray Doyle and Matthew Wayne Doyle, both of Holdenville; daughter, Suzanne Renee Doyle of Cleveland, Okla.; parents, George and Pauline Doyle of Wewoka; brother, Michael McChristian; and sister, Mary Sue Horner.

Pallbearers will be: Chris Powell, O.C. Powell, Danny Wind, Richard Fixico, Stan Johnson, and Walter Factor.

Honorary bearers will be Charles Carey, Pastor Ray Samuel, Bill Alexander, Pastor Rex Shrum and Keno Shrum.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jay Smyth Drewry

Funeral services for Maud native Jay Smyth Drewry are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers in Lafayette, La.

Rev. Perry Sanders, Pastor Emeritus of First Baptist Church will officiate at the services and will be assisted by Rev. Steve Horn, Pastor of First Baptist Church.

Interment will take place in Greenlawn Cemetery in Lafayette under the direction of Delhomme Funeral Home.

Drewry, 81, passed away on Monday, Feb. 5, 2007 at Lafayette General Medical Center. He was born the son of the late W.P. Drewry and the former Mary Floye Smyth.

He was a Mason with Hope Lodge. Mr. Drewry was a member of the "Over the Hill Gang" which met regularly at Mel’s Diner. He retired from Southern Flow Measurements after 25 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Michael David Drewry; one sister; and two brothers.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Leeta Moreland Drewry; one son, Rick J. Drewry and wife, Shotsie; one daughter-in-law, Sandy Drewry; three grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; four sisters, and two brothers.

Visiting hours will be observed on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and will continue on Thursday, from 11 a.m. until the time of service.

Pallbearers will be Troy Drewry, Eric Drewry, Tony Delcambre, Aaron Delcambre, Tex Green and Randy Kenerson.

Honorary pallbearers will be his Sunday School Class and the Oilfield Gang.

Memorial contributions can be made in the name of Jay Smyth Drewry to Vision 71, Bldg. Program of First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 3888, Lafayette, LA 70502.

Personal condolences can be sent to the Drewry family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Otis Drewry

Funeral services and burial for former Seminole resident Otis Drewry are scheduled for Tuesday at Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home in Hayward, Calif.

Drewry, 89 of Hayward, Calif., died Thursday, July 5, 2007 in California. He was born in October 1917 in Maud to W.P. and Mary (Floy) Drewry.

In 1938 he married Willie Smith in Seminole County and was retired from the City of Oakland, Calif.

His parents, wife, three brothers, two sisters and one great-great grandson preceded him in death.

Surviving are two daughters; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lorene Chandler, Louise Smith and Mary Williams, all of Seminole and one brother, Brice Drewry of California.

 

Lee Don Droke

Funeral services for Lee Don Droke, 61-year-old Putnam resident, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the First Christian Church of Putnam with Dennis Adair officiating.

Burial is to follow at 1:30 p.m. in the Mound Valley cemetery in Thomas, Okla., under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home of Thomas.

Droke died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007 in Putnam at his home. He was born on June 12, 1945 in Clinton to Martin Stephen and Nell Ola (Holland) Droke.

He was the fourth of four children and was raised in the Putnam area. He was a member of the Roseland Assembly of God Church and a member of the Tommy Burnett’s Assembly of God Church in Phoenix, Ariz.

Droke graduated from Putnam High School in 1963. He attended Broadcasting School of the South in Atlanta, Ga.

He joined the United States Army in 1965, spending one year at Ft. Bliss, Texas. The remainder of his tour was spent in Tokyo, Japan.

Droke returned to the Putnam Community for several years, helping his dad with the farming and ranching business.

In 1976 and 1977 he traveled to Saudi Arabia to build prefab housing and reverse osmosis water purification facilities.

Several years later he moved to Oklahoma City to care for his mother. He returned to the family farm in the Putnam area in 2003.

His parent and one brother, Loren Keith Droke, preceded him in death.

Surviving is one brother, Bill Droke of Oklahoma City and one sister, Bonnie Battles of Seminole.

 

 

 

 

Eddie Duck

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident, Eddie Lee Duck are scheduled for Monday at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Konawa with Carl Wills, Richard Winters and Frank Brewer officiating. 

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

Ed died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at the VA Medical Center in Oklahoma City, at the age of 79.  He was born on Sept. 7, 1927 in Konawa to Bill and Lillie (Payne) Duck. 

He served in the United States Air Force and married Nancy (Barnett) on March 13, 1969 in Westminster, Calif. 

He worked as a police officer, oilfield worker, farmer and owned a service station. 

Ed enjoyed raising watermelons. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Konawa and the Disabled American Veterans.

He is survived by his wife Nancy Duck of the home; three sons, Steve Duck of Del City, Eddie Duck, Jr. of Noble and Kevin Duck of Konawa; three brothers, Jim Duck of Konawa, Claud Duck of Shawnee and Johnny Duck of Earlsboro; two sisters, Billie Crownover of Jones and Anna Roe of Konawa; eight grandchildren, Stephanie Snow, Johnny Duck, Brandon Duck, Denise Duck, Chris Duck, Katlynn Duck, Ashley Duck and Barrett Duck; six great-grandchildren, Logan Snow, Lakin Snow, Seth Duck, Brise Duck, Denver Duck Tyler Duck, Nathyn Duck, Justyn Duck and Austin Duck.

His parents; one brother, Harold Duck and one sister, Gerladine Meadows, preceded him in death.    

Serving as casket bearers will be Carl Wyatt, Burnus Fisher, Mike Boren, Jim Lowe, Danny Clayton and Gerald Jackson. Honorary bearer will be Lillard Berry.

 

 

Melton Earnest

Memorial services for longtime Seminole resident, Melton Earnest are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Monday at the First Assembly of God in Bowlegs with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating.

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

Earnest died on Friday April 6, 2007 at Seminole Medical Center at the age 73. He was born July 28, 1933 in Okemah to Thomas Henry and Buelah Mae (Hicks) Earnest.

He married Deloris (Dodson) on May 2, 1986 and served in the United States Navy from 1955 to 1956.

Earnest was a member of the First Assembly of God in Bowlegs. He was active in teaching Sunday school and was the leader of the Royal Rangers at Little Assembly of God.

He worked as a pump technician for Oklahoma Pump Company for eleven years.

His parents, two brothers: John Earnest and Alva James Earnest and two sisters: Billie Neal and Tommie Wescovich preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife Deloris Earnest of the home; one son, Terry Allen Earnest; four daughters, Tersa Lynn Earnest, Tonie Ruth Evans, Cindy Fleming of Seminole, and Beth Turner of Seminole; five sisters, Naomi Coons of Brea, Calif., Mary Scovel of Placerville, Idaho, Betty Sande of Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Patsy Light of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and Faith Cinko of Yuma, Ariz.; three brothers, Cecil Earnest of Pahrump, Nev., Jimmy Earnest of Hutchinson, Kan., and Sammy Earnest of Aurora, Colo., and nine grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

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Kenneth Edgmon

Services for longtime Cromwell resident Kenneth I. Edgmon are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Burial is to take place at the Little Cemetery.

Edgmon died Tuesday at the Seminole Medical Center at the age of 85. He was born Oct. 2, 1921 in Rudy, Ark. to Samuel and Idar (Medlin) Edgmon.

He married Johnnie "Ella Mae" Devine July 2, 1946. Edgmon was a Cromwell resident since 1948 where he was a rancher and pumper until his retirement.

Edgemon was a World War II veteran in which he was stationed in England. He was a Master Mason since 1949 and was currently a member of Holdenville Lodge.

He also served on the Butner Board of Education from 1968 to 1970.

His parents, wife, three brothers and six sisters precede him in death.

 Survivors include two sons Gary and Ricky Edgmon of Tecumseh and one sister, Esther Rather of Bullhead City, Arizona.

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

 

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Sammy Edwards

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident Sammy Joe Edwards are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Lima High School Auditorium with Rev. E.G. Bert, Sr. of St. Stephens Baptist Church of Wewoka officiating.

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

Edwards, 65 of Lima, died Friday, May 18, 2007 in Lima. He was born in Lima on May 11, 1942 to Sam Henry and Lenora (Hunter) Edwards.

He worked in the oilfields for 12 year; Wrangler for five years; Lillian Russell for 16 years; Goff Industries for four and one half years; Commercial Brick for one year; Amos Construction for one year; and retired from Central Plastic after working there for four and one half years.

Edwards was also a farmer and enjoyed horses and rodeos.

He was a member of Scipio Baptist Church, Lima, where he served on the Deacon Board. Edwards was a member of Sunday school, was a Pastor’s aide and a member of the Brotherhood.

His parents; one sister, Sammie; and three brothers, Alonzo, Perry, and baby Edwards, preceded him n death.

Surviving is his wife, Wilzetta Edwards of the home; sons, Michael of Shawnee and Bryant of Seminole; daughter, Sidney Green of Shawnee; sisters, Princella Ross, Rosetta Cravens, Carol Ann Morris and Sonobia James; brothers, Lorenzo, Terry, Kenneth, Wallace and Kim Edwards; and five grandchildren.

 

 

David Ellis

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, David Wayne Ellis, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday at Akasvmkv Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Factor officiating.

Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.

Mr. Ellis died on Monday, April 16, 2007 in Ada. He was born June 24, 1959 in Ada to Paul and Peggy Sue Ott Ellis.

He graduated from Sasakwa High School and attended college for three years.

While at Seminole State College, he was the president of the Student Government Association. He was a member of Alpha Theta Nu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International, on the Dean’s Honor list, the English Honor Society, Sigma Kappa Delta, and he had many other accomplishments.

He was a brick and stone mason as well as a musician, pianist, songwriter and composer of Christian songs.

Survivors include a son, James Daniel Ellis of Allen; parents, Paul and Peggy Sue Ellis of Allen; grandmother, Gladys Cole of Stratford; brother, Paul Timothy Ellis of Allen; three sisters, Deborah Bell, Mary Martinez and Teri Johnson, all of Wewoka; one brother-in-law, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Bearers for the services are: Stanley Johnson, Michael Stringer, Timmy Ellis, Brandon Boyd, Stanley Johnson II and Mark Howell.

Honorary bearers are: George Sharp, Enrique Martinez II, Larry Short, Jeffrey Waters II, Jeff Jones and Bobby Malone.

 

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Jacob Ellis
Luke Ellis

Graveside services for Jacob Wayne Ellis and Luke Ryan Ellis are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Little Cemetery with Kris Steele officiating.

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

The twins are the sons of Garrett Wayne and Rachel Lanae (Rhodes) Ellis of Seminole and were born on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 in Oklahoma City.

Luke went to Heaven on Saturday, July 21, 2007 and was joined by Jacob on Sunday, July 22, 2007.

Survivors include their grandparents, Don and Nancy Ellis of Seminole, Ray Rhodes of Longdale, Okla., and Jeanie Emmons of Longdale; great-grandparents, Bobby J. "Oldpal" Thompson of Seminole and Earl and Netta Ellis of Prague; uncles, Robert Gonzalez of Chicago, Ill., Chris Ellis of Seminole and Dusty Rhodes of Oakwood, Calif., and aunts, Julie Skelton of Hamilton, Mont., and Tonya Pembrooke of Seminole.

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

 

 

 

Jacob Ellis
Luke Ellis

Graveside services for Jacob Wayne Ellis and Luke Ryan Ellis are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Little Cemetery with Kris Steele officiating.

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

The twins are the sons of Garrett Wayne and Rachel Lanae (Rhodes) Ellis of Seminole and were born on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 in Oklahoma City.

Luke went to Heaven on Saturday, July 21, 2007 and was joined by Jacob on Sunday, July 22, 2007.

Survivors include their grandparents, Don and Nancy Ellis of Seminole, Ray Rhodes of Longdale, Okla., and Jeanie Emmons of Longdale; great-grandparents, Bobby J. "Oldpal" Thompson of Seminole and Earl and Netta Ellis of Prague; uncles, Robert Gonzalez of Chicago, Ill., Chris Ellis of Seminole and Dusty Rhodes of Oakwood, Calif., and aunts, Julie Skelton of Hamilton, Mont., and Tonya Pembrooke of Seminole.

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

 

 

 

Andrew Estep

Funeral services for Cromwell resident Rev. Andrew Estep are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the New Life Church in Wewoka with Rev. Larry Chesser Jr. officiating.

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

Estep died Monday, April 16, 2007 in Holdenville at the age of 95. He was born May 8, 1911 in Arkansas to Jim and Emm (Carrigan) Estep.

He came to Oklahoma with his family when he was only two years old and they settled in the Cromwell area, where he attended school.

At 23 he married Eva Shankles and they also made their home in Cromwell and he worked for Carter Oil Company.

As a young man he entered the ministry and was ordained through the Pentecostal Holiness Church. He pastored churches in Wewoka, Holdenville, Henryetta, Pauls Valley, Ponca City, Fox, Kingston, Wetumka and Cromwell.

In the early 1940’s Estep and his wife began a life of a traveling evangelist. They held revival meetings all across the Midwest for several years.

He began pastoring again and never lost his passion for evangelism. Estep served as pastor and evangelist some 63 years and was the oldest ordained minister in his conference.

Estep enjoyed watching boxing and rodeos on television and spending time with his family.

His wife, six brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.

Surviving are two children, Rosetta Walton of Wetumka and Timothy Estep of Post Falls, Idaho; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be: Bob Estep, Eugene Estep, Mark Gaddy, Silas Gaddy, Jimmy Upton and Ronnie Upton.

 

 

 

Irene Evans

Graveside services for Seminole resident Irene Fairfax Evans are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Oak Park Cemetery in Chandler with Rev. Glen Pence officiating.

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

Irene Fairfax Evans departed this life in Seminole on Nov. 5, 2007, at the age of 88 years. She was born on Dec. 7, 1918 in Tryon and is the daughter of Wilbur Garland and Mary Ann (Melchert) Haley.

She graduated from Carney High School in 1937. Irene married Leo "Pete" Wesley Evans on March 21, 1952 in Burlington, Colo.

She was a homemaker and master gardener. Irene was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cortez, Colo.

Her parents and two brothers, Ira E, Howser and J.B. Howser preceded Irene in death.

Survivors include nieces and nephews: Daryl and Cheri Howser of Seminole, Jerrod and Tyler Howser of Stillwater, J.B. and Sondra Hoser of Oklahoma City, David Bryan Howser of Weatherford, Marvin Evans of Stroud, Lovita Brewer of Stroud and Alan and Sue Crump of Maumelle, Ark.; special friends, Jimmy and nelda Barnett of Albuquerque, N.M.; and other relatives and friends.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gladys Farmer

Funeral Services for Seminole resident Gladys Marie Farmer are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Lee Lewis conducting services. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Farmer died on Thursday, Dec. 20 at Seminole Estates.

She was born on November 20 1919 in Bald Hill to Tom and Cora Nelon.

She was a graduate of Sasakwa High School and married Dick Townsend who was later killed in a tragic automobile accident years later, leaving the deceased a widow with one child at an early age.

She later married Lee Farmer of Atoka and had three more children.

Farmer and her husband owned a dairy in California from 1946 until she returned to Oklahoma in 1988.

She suffered the loss of her speech in 1995 following a stroke and was lovingly called "Ge Ge" by the staff who took care of her following her stroke.

Farmer remained active in the First Baptist Church and had many friends with whom she loved to play Spades.

She was a fun loving, generous person and will be solely missed by all who knew her.

Farmer is survived by three sons, bob Townsend, Coeur d’ Alene Idaho, Leroy Farmer, Wenatchee, Wash., Jerry Farmer, Seminole; one daughter, Kathy Lewis, Amsterdam, Mo.; one brother, Cecil nelon, Oklahoma City; three sisters, Polly Patterson, Lodi, Cali; Jo Marquis and Peggy Ja kson, Seminole.

She is also survived by twelve grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Her brother Dale Nelon and sister Elena Tuttle preceded her in death.

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

 

Mary Farmer

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Mary "Lucilla" Farmer are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at First Church of Nazarene, Wewoka, with Rev. Meredith Robinson officiating.

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

Mary Lucilla Farmer passed away on Tuesday. May 29, 2007 at Wewoka Nursing Center. She was born in Norman on May 28, 1908. She just celebrated her 99th birthday the day before on Memorial Day with many friends and family.

Her youngest sister, Agnes Lee Farmer, April 1, 2005, preceded her in death.

Her younger sister Neely May Farmer survives her, at 97 years of age.

Lucilla was raised in Stella, Okla., and moved to Wewoka in 1926 where she continued her education. All three sisters lived together in Wewoka for almost 80 years - except for they years Lucilla worked in Oklahoma City.

She was employed by the laundry and dry cleaners and also Rothschild’s.

Lucilla was a dedicated Christian and member of the Nazarene Church in Wewoka. She and her sisters rarely missed any services. Her love of Jesus Christ led her to write two books on Bible study and interpretation.

She could quote Bible verses for anyone who needed help, or to answer question about a Christian life and also taught Sunday school.

She was talented in sewing, cooking, and writing. She took a computer courses at the high school, at the age of 95 years to help her in her research and writing.

She was a loving sister and devoted Christian. The three sisters dedicated themselves to their cherished Mother’s care for many years.

Lucilla and her sisters had always been a symbol in the town of Wewoka and surrounding areas to loving, caring sisterhood-and a tribute to loyalty and faithfulness.

 

 

 

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Bonnie Fidler

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident Bonnie Pearl (Walton) Fidler were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at the First Assembly of God Church in Konawa. Interment followed at Konawa City Cemetery.

Rev. Steve Lawrence officiated the services, which were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Bonnie Pearl (Walton) Fidler, 76 years old, passed from this life Friday, March 16, 2007. She was born April 10, 1930 in Sasakwa to parents Chieftin Walton and Agnes Bell (Eaton) Walton.

Bonnie married Jarrett E. Fidler on Jan. 19, 1965 in Ada. She was a member of the Konawa First Assembly of God Church and was also a homemaker.

Both parents, her father, Chieftin Walton, her mother, Agnes Bell (Eaton) Walton-Chambers and her husband, Jarrett E, Fidler (Nov. 16, 2006) preceded her in death.

Survivors include five sons and daughters-in-law, Everett J. Travels and his wife Donna of Romance, Ark., Rocky S. Travels and his wife Carlotta of Sasakwa, Tracy G. Fidler and his wife Michelle of Asher, Tony E. Fidler and his wife Debie of Ponca City and Terry E. Fidler and his wife Carla of Lexington, Okla.; three daughters, Bonnie Paullett "Pat" Travels of North Dakota, Ruth Ellen Andrews of Oklahoma City and Twyla Diana Cobbs of Yukon; one sister, Joyce Marie Jordan of Noble, Okla. and 19 grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be; Veldon Spicer, Eugene Spicer, Allen Prescott, Larry Schellenberger, Darrell Mackey and Preston Throckmorton.

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

 

 

 

 

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James Fife

James Fife passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at his residence in Seminole, Okla., at the age of 93 years.

He was born on Oct. 23, 1913 in Seminole County to Phillip Fife and Anochee Tiger.

Services will be held on Friday, June 1, 2007 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Malcolm Tiger officiating.

Interment will be at the Ross Family Cemetery, north of Seminole, with full Military Honors.

James attended Prairie Valley School and Mekusukey Mission. He served in the 3rd Infantry Division as Sergeant during World War II.

He was a member with Wewoka Indian Baptist Church as deacon and acting pastor.

Preceding him in death are his parents, wife Addie, two brothers, Houston Ross and Archie Fife, two sisters, Munah Fife and Nora Fife Tiger, three nephews, Benny and Lloyd Tebe and Howard L. Tiger.

He is survived by one sister, Elsie Ross Spencer, Seminole, a host of nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Nathan Harjo, Sam Spencer, Brian Spencer, Stephen Spencer, Josh Lena, Simon Larney, Jeff Tiger and Cody Harjo.

Honorary bearers will be Winfred Fife, Cecil Larney, Bill Larney, Ryder Larney, Eli Holata, Roy Holata and Bobby Jack Spencer.

 

 

 

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Elmer Findley

Funeral Services for Longtime Wewoka resident, Elmer Jason Findley, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka, with Rev. Michael Vanlandingham officiating.

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

Mr. Findley passed away Saturday, April 7, 2007 in Shawnee. He was born July 18, 1920 in Norwood, Mo., to Jason E. and Ora Calhoun Findley.

He graduated from Norwood High School in Norwood, Mo., and later attended college.

Elmer and Letha Catherine Hogan married March 29, 1942 in Hartville, Mo. He retired after 28 years with American Airlines as a mechanic.

Elmer served on the USS Robert E. Hopkins, USS Alcoa Pennant and USS William Byers with the United States Navy during World War II in the Philippines and Guam.

He received the Good Conduct medal; and the Asiatic, American, and European Theatre ribbons.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Wewoka and he loved to Golf, fish, and spend time with his grandsons.

Preceding him in death are his parents, son Elmer Richard Findley, brothers Ray and Paul Findley and sister Ruth Fabers.

Survivors include his wife, Letha Catherine Findley; grandsons, Mike Findley, Jo Don Findley, Shane Findley, and Aaron Findley; brother, Herbert Findley and great-grandchildren, Taron Findley, Triston Findley, Brayden Findley, Dalton Findley, Reagan Findley, Morgan Findley, Braxton Findley, and Christopher Findley.

 

 

 

 

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Hester Fisher

Graveside services for former Asher resident Hester E. Fisher are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Vista Cemetery in Pottawatomie County.

Visitation for friends are scheduled for 5-7 p.m. tonight at Browning Funeral Home in Evansville, Ind. and from 9 – 11 a.m. Saturday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Hester Fisher, 90, of Evansville, Ind., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home. She was born March 22, 1916 in Findley, Okla.

Her husband George W. Fisher preceded her in death.

Surviving are brothers, Gilbert Allen of Gallup, N.M. and Ralph Allen of Oakridge, Tenn.; sister, Clara Ingram of Evansville, Ind.; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospital Home, 601 N. Boeke Road, Evansville, IN 47725.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Good Samaritan Home and Staff of the West Wing for all of their excellent and loving care for Hester.

 

 

 

Geneva Fisher

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Geneva Christine (Berry) Fisher are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa with Richard Winters officiating and Randall W. Nunley assisting.

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

Fisher, 83, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada. She was born Dec. 9, 1923 in Konawa to Luther Arnold and Allie Lee (Minton) Berry.

She graduated from Konawa High School in 1942 and was voted the first female as Most Outstanding Athlete in Konawa High School.

Following high school she worked at Douglas Aircraft during World War II.

On Dec. 1, 1968 she married Lloyd L. Fisher in Seminole.

She enjoyed fishing, raising chickens, ducks and geese, and selling fresh vegetables from her garden. Fisher was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Konawa.

Her parents; two brothers, Gene and Roscoe Berry and two sisters, Bonnie Scott and Peggy Ledford preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; one son, Randall W. Nunley of Enid; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Serving as casket bearers will be Randy Wayne Nunley, Robbie Lee Nunley, Bobby Berry, Gerald Glynn Berry, Donnie Kiker and Barry Streetman.

Honorary bearers will be Milton Courtney, Dan Khoury, Burnus Fisher, Arnold Robertson, Larkin Goodrich, Bret Hill and Richard Chase.

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

 

 

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Cory Fletcher

Funeral services for longtime Maud resident Cory Allen Fletcher, 37, are scheduled for Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at 10:30 a.m., at the First Baptist Church in Maud.

Interment will follow at Cummins Cemetery in Maud.

Rev. Carl Whitfield and Brad Haskins will officiate the services.

Fletcher died Friday, May 25, 2007, at the age of 37, at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born June 21, 1969, in Shawnee, to Jennings Edgar Fletcher and Shirley Louise (Horner) Fletcher.

Cory Fletcher worked at Faith 7 in Shawnee, and was a member of the People’s First in Shawnee.

He attended the First Baptist Church in Maud.

Fletcher moved from Shawnee to Seminole County about 10 months ago.

He enjoyed participating in Special Olympics.

He was preceded in death by both his parents; a brother, James "Neil" Fletcher; and a sister, Jacqueline Deane Fletcher.

Fletcher is survived by a brother, Barry Fletcher.

Casket bearers will be Steve Fletcher, Rob Fletcher, Jeremiah Fletcher, Cory Fletcher, Mike Stalnaker, and Tommy King. Honorary bearers are listed as Larry Fletcher, Terry Fletcher, Doug Horner, and Bo Horner.

Richard Flowers

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Richard Wayne "Truckdriver" Flowers are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating.

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

Flowers, 59, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 in Norman. He was born May 9, 1948 in Fletcher, Okla., to Clinton Odell and Ruth (Maguire) Flowers.

On June 17, 1978 he married Mary Ann Roth in Seminole. He was a self-employed truck driver for 48 years for R.W. Flowers Trucking.

He was a member of the Seminole Elks Lodge and served in the United States Navy from 1965 – 1968.

His mother preceded him in death on July 3, 1999.

Surviving is his wife Mary Ann Flowers of the home; father, Clinton "C.O." Flowers of Shawnee; one son, Clinton Wayne Flowers of Oklahoma; brothers, Michael Flowers of Edmond and Russell of Coppell, Texas; one sister, Vicki Hope of Mont Belvieu, Texas; and two grandchildren.

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


 

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Elaine Foote

Memorial services for Seminole resident Elaine Foote are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Westlake Presbyterian Church, Bethany.

Elaine, 65, passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007 at Norman Regional Hospital. She was born Jan. 23, 1941 in Ft. Worth, Texas to Eugene and Frances McKelvey.

She was a retired secretary who was a member of the Red Hatter Society of Seminole and was a volunteer for the Seminole Library.

Her father preceded her in death.

Surviving is her mother of Oklahoma City; children, Kerri McLean of Key West, Fla., Karla Foote of Maud and Carsie Gorman of Seminole; grandchildren, Dillon McLean, Alisha Calhoun, James Notah, John Notah, Dakota Notah and Deziree K. Gorman; great-grandchildren, Rashelle Alexander and Karlee Alexander; brother, Gene McKelvey of Oklahoma City and sisters, Nancy McClellan of Yukon and Johnnie Holland of Syracuse, N.Y.

Elaine’s ashes will be spread at a later date by her children in Florida, where she was happiest.

 

 

Alice Foster

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Alice LaVaughn Foster are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole, with Pastor Buford Henshaw officiating.

Interment is to follow services at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

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

Alice LaVaughn Foster, 83 years-old, passed from this life Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007 at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born July 9, 1924 in Stratford, Okla., to parents Lawrence Clifford Pharr and Mary Ann (Scott) Pharr.

Alice married "Gib" Foster, Dec. 25, 1941 in Seminole. He preceded her in death Sept. 30, 2006.

Alice was a homemaker and was always there to help give and take care of others. She was a member of the Seminole American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and she loved to travel and play bingo.

She also loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-laws: Cyndy and Jim Easter of Sand Springs, Okla., Shirley Nelson of Oklahoma City, and Pat and Melvin Johnson of Seminole; one sister, Wanda Gaylord Toothacker of Wichita, Kan.; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, "Gib" Foster and two brothers: Roy Lee Pharr and James Pharr.

Casket bearers will be: Gene Skagg, Robert Pierce, Justin Easter, Jim Easter, Jeff Easter and Darrell Strickland.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in memory of Alice to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1653, Topeka, KS, 66601-1653.

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

 

 

 

 

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Chloe Foutz

A memorial service for Seminole County native Chloe Vennie Foutz was held at the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church, Lincoln, Neb., on Wednesday, June 6 at 2 pm. Private family inurnment will be at Vamoosa.

Chloe Vennie Foutz, 69, of Lincoln, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2007, in Lincoln, Neb. She was born in rural Seminole County near the small community of Vamoosa where she will be interred among five generations of her family.

Her paternal grandparents were pioneers from Indiana and "ran" in the opening of the Cherokee Strip when her father, Loren Herbert Foutz, was 18 months old.

Her maternal grandparents were pioneers from Tennessee and California via Texas.

They had permission to be in the Territory before statehood and Chloe’s mother, Venus Mattie "John" Gourley, was born not in Oklahoma but in Indian Territory.

After Chloe’s father’s death in 1945 her mother sold the farm and moved the family into town.

Chloe was a 1956 graduate of Seminole High School; Southwestern Junior College (1958), Keene, Texas; Union College (1961), Lincoln, Nebraska; and the University of Illinois (1962), Urbana-Champaign, where she received a Master of Science degree in Library Science.

Before completing her master’s degree, Chloe was asked to return to the Union College Library as its first full-time public services librarian.

She accepted the position and remained for 41 years, the last 16 as library director, until her retirement in 2003, when she was designated Library Director emeritus by the Union College Board of Directors.

She was a member of the Lincoln Library Association, the Nebraska Library Association, the Mountain Plains Library Association, the American Library Association and the Association of Seventh-day Adventist Librarians that she helped establish in 1981.

As Union College alumni president, she presided over the celebration of Union’s Centennial in 1986. Her passion for record preservation was focused on the organization and preservation of Union’s archives and collection of memorabilia for the Heritage Room at the college’s library.

Since 1958 she had been a member of the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church, Lincoln, where she served as the wedding coordinator, deaconess, leader in several children’s and youth programs and coordinator of various other activities.

Chloe was an avid family historian and a dedicated long-time member of the Lincoln-Lancaster Genealogical Society serving in numerous positions.

One of her true joys of genealogy was finding and meeting some "shirt-tail" cousins on several sides of the family whom she would not have known otherwise.

In retirement Chloe remained active in LLCGS, volunteered at the Union College Library and enjoyed being "Aunt CoCo" to her grandnephew, Nolan and grandnieces, Lauren and Katey, children of Adam and Erin Foutz of Lincoln. Chloe was known for her sense of humor and her zest for life.

Chloe was preceded in death by her parents, Loren Herbert and Venus Mattie Gourley Foutz; and brothers, Wayne Elmo Foutz, Russell Loren Foutz, Joseph Erick Foutz and Rex Wade Foutz.

She is survived by nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces and cousins.

The family suggests that memorial gifts may be made to the Union College Library, 3800 South 48th Street, Lincoln, NE 68506.

 

 

 

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Chloe Foutz

A memorial service for Seminole County native Chloe Vennie Foutz will be held at the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church, Lincoln, Neb., on Wednesday, June 6 at 2 pm.

Private family inurnment will be at Vamoosa.

Chloe Vennie Foutz, 69, of Lincoln, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2007, in Lincoln, Neb. She was born in rural Seminole County near the small community of Vamoosa where she will be interred among five generations of her family.

Her paternal grandparents were pioneers from Indiana and "ran" in the opening of the Cherokee Strip when her father, Loren Herbert Foutz, was 18 months old.

Her maternal grandparents were pioneers from Tennessee and California via Texas.

They had permission to be in the Territory before statehood and Chloe’s mother, Venus Mattie "John" Gourley, was born not in Oklahoma but in Indian Territory.

After Chloe’s father’s death in 1945 her mother sold the farm and moved the family into town.

Chloe was a 1956 graduate of Seminole High School; Southwestern Junior College (1958), Keene, Texas; Union College (1961), Lincoln, Nebraska; and the University of Illinois (1962), Urbana-Champaign, where she received a Master of Science degree in Library Science.

Before completing her master’s degree, Chloe was asked to return to the Union College Library as its first full-time public services librarian.

She accepted the position and remained for 41 years, the last 16 as library director, until her retirement in 2003, when she was designated Library Director emeritus by the Union College Board of Directors.

She was a member of the Lincoln Library Association, the Nebraska Library Association, the Mountain Plains Library Association, the American Library Association and the Association of Seventh-day Adventist Librarians that she helped establish in 1981.

As Union College alumni president, she presided over the celebration of Union’s Centennial in 1986. Her passion for record preservation was focused on the organization and preservation of Union’s archives and collection of memorabilia for the Heritage Room at the college’s library.

Since 1958 she had been a member of the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church, Lincoln, where she served as the wedding coordinator, deaconess, leader in several children’s and youth programs and coordinator of various other activities.

Chloe was an avid family historian and a dedicated long-time member of the Lincoln-Lancaster Genealogical Society serving in numerous positions.

One of her true joys of genealogy was finding and meeting some "shirt-tail" cousins on several sides of the family whom she would not have known otherwise.

In retirement Chloe remained active in LLCGS, volunteered at the Union College Library and enjoyed being "Aunt CoCo" to her grandnephew, Nolan and grandnieces, Lauren and Katey, children of Adam and Erin Foutz of Lincoln. Chloe was known for her sense of humor and her zest for life.

Chloe was preceded in death by her parents, Loren Herbert and Venus Mattie Gourley Foutz; and brothers, Wayne Elmo Foutz, Russell Loren Foutz, Joseph Erick Foutz and Rex Wade Foutz.

She is survived by nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces and cousins.

The family suggests that memorial gifts may be made to the Union College Library, 3800 South 48th Street, Lincoln, NE 68506.

 

 

 

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Ronald Fuqua

Ronald Carlton Fuqua, "Rod", passed away on Aug. 30, 2007 in Glendale Ariz., he was born July 8, 1932, in Seminole, he was 75 years of age.

Rod grew up in Seminole, and graduated Seminole High School.  Afterward, he continued in business with his father, R.N. Fuqua, owner of National Concrete Co. 

Ronnie managed their Concrete Plant at Bartlesville, Okla., as well as several smaller plants in other Oklahoma cities. Some of the projects they worked on in the 1950’s, were the Lake Texoma Lodge, the northern half of Turner Turnpike, as well as many projects in and around Seminole and other parts of Oklahoma. 

Interesting tidbit:  The portable plant that furnished the concrete for the Lake Texoma Lodge was set up on the lake and the water was pumped directly out of the lake to mix the concrete. 

Later, Rod drove trucks for several years, and received an award for logging over one million miles as an interstate truck driver.

Rod enjoyed a good game of pool especially with his five brothers.  Rod also was a fan of Country Western music and enjoyed dancing. Rod had been in bad health for several years. 

He is survived by his son Randal Keith and wife Anna of Wash.; daughter, Rhonda Fritch and husband Jeff of Las Vegas, Nev.; and grandchildren: Ezra, Damian, Davian and Darian Fuqua of Nevada, Jennifer Fritch Goldsmith and husband, Joe of Ada, Valerie and Jonna Fritch of Las Vegas, Israel Fritch of Las Vegas.

Rod had great-grandchildren:  Casey and Cora Goldsmith, Ada and Joshua Keith Fuqua; his brothers, Wyatt of Las Vegas, Wayne and wife Deanna of San Jose, Calif., Willard of Glendale, Ariz.; and his sister, Lois and husband Gene Oyler of Glendale, Ariz.; plus numerous nieces and nephews.

The mother of his children, Anita Roberts Fuqua, Las Vegas, also survived Rod. 

Rod was preceded in death by his parents, R.N. Fuqua and Tessie Hall Fuqua Thomas, and brothers, Bob and Daryl. 

Rods family and friends will miss the good times we shared.

Rod will be laid to rest near family members in Little Cemetery at Little, Okla. 

Messages may be sent to the family at RodFuqua@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nancy Gibbs

Graveside services for Nancy Leon Gibbs of Carrollton, Ga., are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Concord Cemetery with Pastor Shae Tallent officiating.

Services are under the direction of Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton, Ga.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, from 5 – 8 p.m.

Mrs. Nancy Leon Gibbs, age 51, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007. She was born May 12, 1956 in Hughes County, Okla., to Eva Marilyn Wade Pierce and Thomas J. Russell, Sr.

Mrs. Gibbs was a homemaker who enjoyed reading, sewing, needle craft, and collected pig figurines. She was a member of Missionary Baptist Church in Chickasha, Okla.

Survivors include her husband, Charley F. "Chuck" Gibbs; a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie Marie and Ben Gergens of Norman; her father, Thomas J. Russell, Sr. of Cyril, Okla.; her mother, Eva Marilyn Wade Pierce of Carrollton, Ga.; a sister, Laura Ann Schuh of Auburn, Calif.; a brother, Thomas James "Tommy" Russell, Jr. of Liberty, Ind.; a grandchild, Willow Marie Gibbs; and a half-sister, Mary Beaudin of Sherman, Ore.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com.

Christine Gibson

Funeral services for Konawa resident Christine Gibson were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Walker Funeral Service with Kellos Walker and Houston Tiger officiating.

Burial followed the services at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.

Gibson, 73, died Friday, April 6, 2007 at a local hospital. She was born March 2, 1934 in Konawa to Marcy Gibson and Maude (Wood).

She attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and Vamoosa Schools. She was a homemaker.

Gibson was baptized at an early age at Salateeska Baptist Church in Shawnee and was of the Seminole Nation Tribe.

Her parents; stepmother, Lucy Gibson; brothers, Richmond Harjo, Amond Harjo, Jack Gibson, Tony Gibson, Roman Harjo and an infant brother and one sister, Pauline Panoske preceded her in death.

Surviving are four daughters, Carol Walker Cathey of Bowlegs, Kay Walker Lehman of Konawa, Gina Burgess Lankford of Shawnee and Tiffany Jo Walker of Shawnee; four sons, Dean Walker of Konawa, Terry Walker of Wewoka, David Walker of Shawnee and Ronnie "RB" Burgess of Seminole; two sisters, Joan (Dorset) Pickens of Ada and Cynthia Cooper of Castle; one brother, Marc Gibson of Okemah and numerous grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jack Gill

There are no services scheduled at this time for longtime Seminole resident Jack Perry Gill.

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

Gill, 74, died Thursday, June 16, 2007. He was born May 12, 1933 in Amasa, Mich., to Harry and Villian (Perry) Gill.

He was retired from the United States Air Force and he was married to Edith Iona Hoft, she preceded him in death on March 6, 1993.

His parents and one daughter also preceded him in death.

Surviving is his grandson, Jesse Babb of Norman.

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

 

 

 

Robert Gist

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Robert Lee "Bob" Gist are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gary Pollard and Rev. Doyle Long officiating.

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

Bob, 73, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007 at his home. He was born Dec. 3, 1933 in Seminole to Charles Robert Gist and Stella (Blankenship) Gist.

On April 11, 1953 he married Lucille Evans in Seminole and had worked for 23 years at Wolverine Tube in Shawnee as a maintenance superintendent. He retired on Feb. 1, 1996.

Bob served on the Varnum School Board and was an avid horseman. He attended Glad Tidings Church and was a graduate of Varnum High School.

His parents, brothers, sisters and one granddaughter, Pattie Gist, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Lucille Gist of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Don Inman of Seminole; three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Lee Jr. and Tammy Gist of Shawnee, Rick and Sheila Gist of Seminole and Randy and Beth Gist of Nixa, Mo.; nine grandchildren, Sherry and Candice Gist, Stacy Pattison, Danny Gist, Brandy McMillan, Josh Salyers, Tyler Inman, Bobbie Clark, Ashley Clark and Chad Inman and seven great-grandchildren, Autumn Gist, Dathon Thomas, Bailey Smock, Ashlynn McMillan, Austin, Andrew and Abby Inman.

Pallbearers for the services will be Brian Adams, Mike Hargis, Terry Hargis, Danny Gist, Josh Salyers and Tyler Inman.

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

 

 

 

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Patsy Glover

Funeral services for Sasakwa native Patsy Ruth Gloves are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Purcell.

Officiating will be Dr. Mike Butler and Rev. Bob Atterby with services under the direction of Wilson-Little Funeral Home, Purcell.

Glover, 73 of Purcell, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007 at Norman regional Hospital. She was born on July 22, 1934 in Sasakwa as the oldest of four children born to Dave Marion Cargill and Ada Margaret Bruton Cargill.

She grew up on a farm west of Sasakwa and graduated from Sasakwa High School in 1953. She married her high school sweetheart, William Cloyce Glover, on June 29, 1952.

The first ten years of marriage the couple lived in the Oklahoma City area and then in 1963 they made their home in Purcell.

Glover worked at First American Bank in Purcell, starting as a secretary, and after 33 years of service, she retired as Vice-President.

Her parents, husband, and brother, Phillip Cargill, preceded her n death.

Surviving is one son, Dr. David Glover of Guthrie; two daughters, Kim Cummings and Kerri Howell, both of Purcell; two sisters, Avanell McFerran of Sasakwa and Rhonda Monroe of Holdenville; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Pallbearers for the services will be: Harry Crenshaw, Jared Feroli, Dave Tarp, Brad Clark, John Denny Montgomery, Brad Fernberg and D.J. Magness.

Honorary bearers will be: Robert Mixer, Lavoy Green, Ted Clark, Tommy Smith, Leroy Passmore, T. Buck Folks, Alton Dragoo, Flynn Bost, Larry Ewing, Mike Murphy and the employees of First American Bank, Purcell.

 

 

 

 

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Hope, Faith Goodman

Graveside services for, Hope and Faith Goodman, the infant twins of Dustin Goodman and Brittany Veitenheimer, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday at Brown’s Cemetery, Tecumseh.

Shari Cathcart will be officiating and services are under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

The newborns died Monday, March 12, 2007 and were born Sunday, March 11, 2007.

Surviving are their parents of Shawnee; grandparents, Kirk and Edwana Goodman of Wewoka, Pete and Lisa Veitenheimer and Kenneth and Leann Martin and great-grandmother, Chick Goodman of Wewoka.

 

 

William Goodnight

Funeral services for Seminole County native, William "Bill" Goodnight, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Open Door Church of God in Shawnee.

Burial is to follow at Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.

Bill Goodnight went to be with his best friend, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007. He was born on Oct. 12, 1941 to his parents, Everett and Lorene Goodnight.

Bill graduated from Dale High School in 1959. At the age of 12, he went to work for River Rest Turkey Farm, where he worked up to being hatchery manager, until the farm closed in 1972.

He then started his own business of Bill Goodnight Custom Dump Truck & Tractor Service, which he ran until 2005.

Bill enjoyed life, laughter (hard and loud), and being with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to work.

Bill was active with open door Church of God in the building program, music, youth, and also as a youth camp counselor until 2001.

His father, Everett Goodnight, and brother, Jim Goodnight, preceded him in death.

Surviving family members are his wife, Barbara Goodnight of the home; mother, Lorene Goodnight; children: Bilynda and Dan Luschen, Bill Goodnight, and Bryan and Peggy Goodnight; siblings: Leon Goodnight, Gene and Linda Goodnight; and Glenda Kennedy; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Steve and Barbara Allen and family; and many other family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

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Debra Gould

Graveside services for Seminole resident Debra Lynn Gould are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery.

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

Debra passed from this life on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007 at her home, following a lengthy illness, at the age of 44. She was born Jan. 6, 1963 in Martinez, Calif., to parents Ronald Gerald Gould, Sr., and Roberta Lee (Lucas) Griffie.

Debra moved to Seminole 18 years ago from California. She loved her horses and also loved barrel racing. She had worked as a waitress as well as a truck driver.

Survivors include her mother, Roberta Lee Griffie and her husband Phillip of Chillicothe, Ohio; father, Ronald Gould Sr., and his friend, Brenda, of Lexington, Okla.; two sons, Shaun Gould of Texas and Joshua Matthews of Cushing; three daughters, Mandy Moisa of Phoenix, Ariz., Tiffany Moisa of Roswell, N.M., and Brittany Moisa of Roswell, N.M.; one special daughter, Jami Harjo of Maud; three brothers and sister-in-law, Richard Gould of Seminole, Robert Gould of Oklahoma City, and Ronald and Misty Gould of Balko, Okla.; one sister and brother-in-law, Annette Gould Martinez and husband Jose of Riverdale, N.Y.; a special friend, Jack Fowler of Wewoka and grandchildren, Nicole, Isabella, David, Haley and Jaci.

Her brother, Alex Ray Gould, and her grandparents, Mary Rose, Lee Lucas, Laverne and George Gould, preceded her in death.

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

 

 

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Billy Graham

Funeral services for Wewoka native Billy Joe (Alfonso) Graham are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Cedar Creek Eufaula Baptist Church with Rev. Dorsey Nero and Rev. Richard Graham officiating.

Interment will be at the Tebe Family Cemetery under the direction of the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Graham died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2007 at the age of 68. He was born Jan. 9, 1939 in Wewoka to Charles C. Graham and China B. (Davis) Graham.

He attended Douglas Schools and was a member of Cedar Creek Eufaula Baptist Church. Graham was an ordained deacon at St. Paul’s Baptist prior to joining Cedar Creek Eufaula.

Graham married Rebecca Tebe July 5, 2003 at Cedar Creek Eufaula Baptist.

Survivors include three daughters, Teresa, Debra and Kimley Graham of Seminole; three sons, Richard, Russell, and Billy Graham Jr., stepson Max Bailey; four sisters, Hazel Bank of Seminole, Betty Alexander of Wewoka, Brenda James, Oklahoma City, and Sharlene Graham of California; and two brothers, Oscar Gray of Oklahoma City and Franklin Gray of Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be Stanley Alexander, Ronnie Harjo, Thomas "Fuzz" James, Jerome Hill, Anthony Hill, Eugene Harjo Jr., Reggie Parker and Marcus Brown.

 

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Junior Graves

Memorial services for Junior Graves were held on Friday, March 16, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at Council Hill Cemetery with Rev. Gary Pollard officiating.

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

Junior was born on March 16, 1930 to Audie and Nina (Harrison) Graves in Carr City, Okla. He went to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning, March 14, 2007, after a long courageous battle with cancer.

His mother passed away when he was nine months old and his grandfather and grandmother Graves raised him. His father preceded him in death in 1979.

For the past 33 years, Junior owned and operated Graves Auto Sales in Seminole with the help of his wife, Shirley, and sons Doug and Mark. He loved the challenge of auto sales and excelled in his field.

Junior’s greatest love in life was his home and family.

In addition to his wife and sons were his four grandsons, Jeremy, John, DJ and Kaden; great-grandsons, Gavin and Tatum; one great-granddaughter, Jozlynn; daughters-in-law, Regina and Felicia; granddaughter-in-law, Chrystal; two brothers, David and Jerry and one sister, Iris.

Junior loved the Lord and was a longtime member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Seminole, where he currently served as a Board member and had for eight years. His Pastor, Gary and Cora Pollard, were very special to him.

His last words were "I love you". This says it all. The love he gave and the love he received.

We love you with all our hearts Honey, Dad, Pa-Pa and Pops. We miss you so much but one day we will meet you in Heaven.

Shirley, Doug, Mark, Jeremy, John, DJ, Kaden, Regina, Felicia, Chrystal, Jozlynn, Gavin and Tatum.

 

 

 

 

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Alva Gray

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Alva Lynn Gray are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Gray, 61, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2007 in Wewoka. He was born Feb. 11, 1946 in Oklahoma City to Alva and Lela (West) Gray.

His brother, Sterling of Nicoma Park and sister, Shirley of Tahlequah, survive him.

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

 

 

 

 

Nettie Gray

Graveside services for longtime Wewoka resident Nettie Gray are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2007 at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

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

Gray died Thursday, July 12, 2007 at the age of 87.

She was born to Sam Barney Dobbs and Eva Elizabet Barnes Dobbs on June 19, 1920 at the family farm south of Wewoka.

Her parents operated a successful farming operation, raising cattle, horses, mules, hogs and other livestock as well as a variety of crops, from which they derived their livelihood.

Gray’s father passed away in 1924 and much of the family assets were depleted due unfortunate circumstances surrounding his death.

Gray, along with her mother and sister Alice, remained in the home was joined later by an older half-brother, Verdie Bible.

He was a father figure to the girls and continued to operate the farm .

In 1941 when the World War started, Gray’s first husband was drafted into the army and received his basic training in Florida and Georgia.

Gray went along and found employment in a shipyard in Savannah, Ga., as a welder.

She remained with her husband until he was shipped overseas in which he took part in the evasion and victory in Europe.

She returned home from Georgia and took residence with her mother for a year or so.

Shortly after the war ended, the marriage to her first husband was dissolved and Gray continued to reside with her mother on the family homeplace.

She married George Gray in 1946 and the couple made their home in Wewoka.

Gray was a housewife and cared for her mother until her death at the age of 98.

She always grew vegetables, plants and flowers of all kinds and kept he house and lawn well-maintained and still had time for others.

Gray also had time to care for children when family and friends needed full-time or part-time childcare.

Gray was preceded in death by her husband, George, her parents and brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her step-children, Donna and DeWayne Holland, Wewoka, George Gray, Waggaman, La., and Glenda Sneed, Shawnee; and by several nieces and nephews

Barney Green

A funeral liturgy for Maud native, Barney Gordon Green, was held at St. Joseph Catholic Community in Eldersburg, Md., and burial will follow at 12 p.m. Friday at Wanette cemetery, Wanette, Okla.

Green, 94 of Sykesville, Md., died Wednesday, July 11, 2007. He was born Aug. 13, 1912 in Maud to Jess David and Georgia Mae Oaf Green.

He had been a banker for First National Bank of Maud and was a farmer for many years.

Green was an avid golfer and football fan, especially for his alma mater, The University of Oklahoma.

Preceding him in death is his wife, Cora Nell Green, and daughters, Nell and Mary Ann Green.

Surviving are daughters, Marie Evick of Gainesville, Va., and Marilyn Harman of Sykesville, Md.; two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of Haight Funeral Home and Chapel, Sykesville, Md.

 

Donald Green

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Donald Edward Green were held today at 10:30 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ronald Chastine officiating.

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

Green died on Saturday, July 28, 2007 at his residence at the age of 79. He was born on Feb. 3, 1928 in Cheyenne, Okla., to Robert Whitfield and Birdie Dee (Clark) Green.

He married Loloa (Whitson) on April 15, 1988 in Ft. Smith, Ark.; she survives him of the home.

He was a jet engine mechanic at Tinker Field for fifteen years; he later worked for Seminole County District 3 and was a ranch foreman.

Green served in the Merchant Marines and the Army Air Corp during World War II and was a member of the Twin Oak Baptist Church.

His parents, one son, Roy Green, four sisters: Geneva Holmes, Rheba Burkhalter, Margie Blackburn, Leta Faye Wiggins and two brothers: Robert Clark Green and Roy Green preceded him in death.

He is also survived by his four sons: Forrest Green of Gage, Edward Green of Jay, Terrel Green of Texhoma and Keith Green of Moore; three step-sons: Monte Horton of Tulsa, Greg Horton of Oklahoma City and Michael Horton of Norman; two daughters: Gaylia Green of Seminole and Doneta Hill of Bethel; two brothers: Raymond Green of Jackson, Calif., and Rheuben Green of Rush Springs; one sister, Cuba Coates of Seminole; 30 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

 

 

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Eva Green

Graveside services for longtime Konawa resident, Eva Inez (Harper) Green are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Konawa Cemetery with Pastor Jerry Sates and Rev. Wesley Martin officiating.

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

Green died Saturday, March 17, 2007 at Frances Care center in Ada at the age of 83. She was born on Oct. 19, 1923 in Pottawatomie County to Ernest and Hettie (Jordan) Harper.

She attended schools at Sacred Heart Mission, Georgetown and Ray City. On May 25, 1941 she married Virgel Green in Pottawatomie County.

Green was a homemaker and live-in caretaker in Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas for many years.

Her parents; husband, (Dec. 25, 1967; two sisters, Louise Shawn and Marcie Reese; one brother, Ernest Harper Jr., and two grandsons, Thomas Birdwell and Brian Langston preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Jerry Green of Asher and David Green of Konawa; three daughters, Sandra Langston of Pensacola, Fla., Marilyn Norman of Konawa and Carolyn Eberle of Konawa; one sister, Wynema Merrell of Konawa; special friend and caregiver, Donna Hobbs of Konawa; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Serving as casket bearers will be her grandsons and family. Honorary bearers will be Walter Lamb, Bruce James, Brett Phillips, Keith Allicock, George Clay, Clarence Osborne and Don Herman.

 

 

Sylvester Griffis

There are no services planned for Lima native Sylvester Griffis and his burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery.

Griffis, 69 of Wichita Falls, Texas died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007 in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was born Oct. 25, 1938 in Lima to Hovert and Beulah (Elam) Griffis.

He attended school in Lima and Douglas High School in Wewoka. He also attended El Reno Junior College and the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

Griffis served in the U.S. Army, retiring after 20 years of service. He then worked for the U.S. Postal service and retired after 15 years.

In El Reno he married Shirley Anderson, and she preceded him in death.

One son, Gregory; his parents; and three brothers: Elmer Lee, Johnell and Philemon Griffis, also preceded him in death.

Surviving is one daughter, Kim Cain of Maryland; two sons: Mark and Eric Griffis of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers: Raymond Grifis of Houston, Texas and James Griffis of Norman; and five sisters: Clairetha Davis of Los Angeles, Calif., Joyce Griffis of Oklahoma City, Joann Napoleon of Midwest City, Glorise Fay Edwards of Lima and Mary Soloman of El Reno.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Donna Griffith

There are no services planned at this time for Seminole resident Donna Jean Griffith.

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

Griffith, 57, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at Seminole Medical Center. She was born Nov. 4, 1949 in Yale, Okla., to Harold Burnett and Frieda (Morris) Willimas.

She moved to Seminole from Arkansas City, Ark., 14 years ago and was a homemaker and a medicine nurse at Pioneer Nursing Home. In addition, she worked at Seminole Estates Nursing Home.

On June 17, 1990 she married Terry John Griffith in Portland, Texas.

She was a member of Twin Oaks Baptist Church.

Her father, sister Patty Burnett, son Kenneth Monroe Burnett and brother, Forrest Sumter, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; three sons, Kevin Bennett of Tulsa, Brent Griffith and John Griffith, both of Grove; two daughters, Amber Bennett of Seminole and Kimberly Bennett of Tulsa; mother, Frieda Williams of Arkansas City, Ark.; three brothers, Jimmy Burnett of Wichita, Kan., Tommy Burnett of Purcell, Okla., and Jimmy Sumter of Albra, Texas; one sister, Phyllis Winters of Kansas City, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and stepmother, Mary Burnett of Seminole.

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

 

 

 

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Mary Grisso

Memorial services for Mary Kathryn Grisso are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Oklahoma City.

Burial will be at Arlington Memory Gardens in Spencer next to her husband, William Edward Grisso, under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street Draper Funeral, Oklahoma City.

Mary Kathryn Grisso was born in Hannah, Okla., on July 6, 1916. She was the daughter of Neva Aydelott and Robert Massey McRay.

Later the family moved to Ada and her school time was spent in Ada. She went to college at the University of Arkansas and graduated with a degree in Art.

In 1943, she married William Edward (Bill) Grisso, Jr. of Seminole. Her husband preceded her in death in 1965.

After the death of her husband she assumed ownership and management of Arlington Memory Gardens, a large cemetery in Spencer, Okla.

Because of her earlier experience in art, she made the cemetery more pleasing to the eye and it was written up in various cemetery journals. Grisso spoke at one of the conventions of the National Cemetery Association.

In 1981, she sold Arlington Memory Gardens and took up dancing.

Surviving is her stepson, William Edward Grisso.

Lois Dixon McRay, her sister preceded her in death.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity or to Celebrations Pre-School, P.O. Box 890847, Oklahoma City, OK 73109.

 

 

Hailey Grizzle

Funeral services for the 11-month old infant daughter of MaLinda Lindley and Warren Meyers, Sr. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Holdenville.

Rev. Jerry Orsburn and Rev. Larry Chesser will officiate with burial to follow at Yeager Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home, Holdenville.

Hailey Nicole Elizabeth Grizzle died Sunday, March 4, 2007 at her home. She was born March 20, 2006 in Shawnee.

Her great-grandfather Leroy A. Grizzle preceded her in death.

Surviving are her parents; seven siblings, Paul Leroy Lindley, Desire’ Denise Lindley, Jessica Danielle Lindley, Destiny Yvonne Green, Austin Dirk Green, Debra Shania "Jewel" Green and Christopher Jeremiah Grizzle, all of Wewoka; maternal grandparents, Debra and Tommy Grizzle Sr. of Holdenville and great-grandmother, Elizabeth Jewel "Betty" Grizzle of Sun City, Calif.

 

 

 

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Joseph Grove

Mass services for lifelong Sacred Heart and Konawa resident Joseph William Grove are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Matthew Brown, O.S.B. officiating.

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

A Rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Konawa.

Grove, 85, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2007 at Shawnee Care Center. He was born Sept. 25, 1921 on the family farm in Konawa to Arthur Patrick and Anna Catherine (Kuestersteffen) Grove.

He attended St. Mary’s Academy Grade School at sacred Heart and graduated from Konawa High School in 1942.

Grove served in the United States Navy during World War II as a V-5 Cadet and received an honorable discharge on Jan. 4, 1943.

On Sept. 2, 1952 he married Iva Marie Bourbonnais and she preceded him in death on July 6, 1989. He later married Geraldine Lehman on May 15, 1993at Sacred Heart.

Grove worked in the greater area oilfields for over 30 years as a roughneck and roustabout for St. Louis Well Service and Kennedy and Booth Well Service.

He farmed all of his life and was a lifetime member of the American Legion.

His parents; first wife; one son, Joseph Patrick Grove; one brother, Chris Grove and three sisters, Emma Semtner, Monica Moran and Sister Mary Tarsicius, R.S.M. preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Geraldine Grove of Shawnee; one daughter, Diane Beesley of Shawnee; one brother, John Grove of Konawa; one sister, Teresa Sanders of Newcastle; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Serving as casket bearers will be Stephen Beesley, Victor Beesley, Joe Semtner, David Semtner, Steve Semtner and Mike Varnell.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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

 

 

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Lorie Groves

Funeral services for Wewoka native Lorie Anne Groves were held at 2 p.m. today at Skyview Baptist Church in Okemah with Rev. Dennis Yeubanks officiating.

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

Lorie Anne Groves passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2007 at her home in Cromwell at the age of 39. She was born Oct. 16, 1967 in Wewoka to Allen and Mary (Lunsford) Smith.

Lorie had been a resident of the Cromwell area most of her life; having graduated from Butner High School in 1985.

She and Rick Groves married on May 24, 1986 in Wewoka. Lorie had been an employee of the Okemah National Bank and a member of Skyview Baptist Church in Okemah. She enjoyed camping and crafts.

Surviving is her husband Rick of Cromwell; two sons, Jeremy Groves and wife Virginia of Bearden and Brandon Groves of Cromwell; one daughter, Ashley Groves of Cromwell; her parents, Allen and Mary Smith of Davenport; two sisters, Sherry McElroy of Choctaw and Brenda Cole of Moore; and one granddaughter, Summer Groves of Bearden.

She is also survived by parents-in-law, Elvin and Linda Groves of Cromwell; sisters-in-law, Tina Clower and husband Jerry of Cromwell and Tamara Hill and husband John of Oakridge, Tenn.; and brother-in-law, Terry Groves and wife Pat of Cromwell; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Serving as pallbearers were: Jimmy Whisnant, Rick Kennedy, John Hill, Kurt Titsworth, Jerry Clower and Mike McElroy. Terry Groves was an honorary bearer.

Mary Groves

Services for Mary Nell Groves of Ada are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Pat Kilby, Revs. John Haynes and Harold Ware to officiate.

Burial is to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.

Mrs. Groves, 73, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007 at an Oklahoma City hospital. She was born Jan. 16, 1934 at Ray City community, located northwest of Konawa, to Carl C. and Gertie Jane Johnson Conn.

She graduated from Excelsior High School, near Okemah, in 1952; and later received a degree in elementary education from East Central University.

On Feb. 25, 1955 she married Floyd S. Groves at the First Baptist Church in Ada.

Mrs. Groves was an elementary teacher for 44 years; with her first two years of teaching beginning at Galey, and the remaining years spent at Vanoss, where she was Teacher of the Year for the school year 1989-1990. She was currently teaching at Vanoss Elementary School.

She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Ada, where she taught Sunday school since the mid 1950s.

Mrs. Groves was a member of the National Education Association, Oklahoma Education Association, International Reading Council, Oklahoma Reading Council and the Pontotoc Reading Council, of which she was the president in 1980-1981.

Her parents and two brothers, Jimmy Ray Conn and Jackie Clyde Conn, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Floyd S. Groves, of the home; one son, Steve Groves and wife Lisa; one daughter, Carla Kay Atkinson and husband Gregg of Oklahoma City; five grandsons: Justin Groves, Jonathan Groves, Matthew Groves, Mason Groves, and David Atkinson; and one brother, John D. Conn and wife Bettie of Seminole.

Bearers will be Justin groves, Jonathan Groves, Matthew Groves, Mason Groves, David Atkinson and Gregg Atkinson.

The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Vanoss Library, c/o Vanoss Superintendent, 4665 CR 1555, Ada, OK 74820.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kalley Gulley

Graveside services for the infant daughter of Jeremy and Shelly (Rives) Gulley, Kalley Skye Gulley, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Elmwood Cemetery with Rev. Allen Mabra officiating.

Burial will follow under the direction of Billings Funeral Home, Woodward.

Gulley died Saturday, March 10, 2007 in the Newman Memorial Hospital in Shattuck.

She is survived by her parents; brothers, Ethan Gulley of Woodward, Jeremiah Gulley of Omaha, Neb.; maternal grandparents, Carla Nichols and Harry Rives of Woodward; maternal great-grandparents, Barbara Bernard of Start, La., and paternal grandparents, Jack and Barbara Bible and Ada Bible, all of Wewoka.

 

 

 

 

Lemual Hale

Funeral services for longtime Maud resident Lemual Roy Hale were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the East Oak Church of God with a burial to follow at Cummings Cemetery, with pastor Hershal Davis officiating.

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

Hale died Saturday, June 16, 2007, at the age of 88. He was born on Feb. 18, 1919 in Hazel, Okla., the ninth child born to Lee Roy and Amanda Ella (Layton) Hale.

He moved with his family to Maud in 1924 at the age of five.

On Sept. 21, 1940 in Maud Lemual married Rachel (Taylor) Hale and to this union three sons were born.

He served in the United States Army during World War II. He served with the 456th Combat Engineering regiment, out of company of 158 service personnel he was one of only 32 to return home after the war. He earned the rank of Corporal.

Lemual worked on pipeline construction as a heavy equipment operator for 24 years, which took the family through 42 states. He later worked for the Santa Fe Railroad, which he retired from in 1979.

His parents, two sons, Freddie Roy Hale (April 28, 1983) and James Lee Hale (July 22, 1951), six brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

His wife Rachel Hale of the home; one son, Donald Ray Hale of Eufaula; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren survives him.

Pallbearers will be Donald L. Hale, Terry Jay Hale, Neal Allen Hale, Roger W. Smith, Jerry W. Woody, and Henry "Butch" Pierce.

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

 

 

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Shirley Hammonds

Funeral services for Holdenville resident Shirley Ann Hunter Hammonds are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home, Holdenville with Rev. Tony Chesser officiating.

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

Hammonds, 67, died Monday, April 16, 2007 at Elmwood Nursing Home in Wewoka. She was born in Sasakwa on April 26, 1939 to Lloyd Lee "Curly" and Grace (Welch) George.

She married Ralph Hunter in 1955 and they had four children. In 1981 she married Ed Hammonds.

Her parents, one brother, Johnny, husband, Ralph, and husband, Ed, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her daughter, Sherry Jacobs; sons, Ralph Hunter, John Hunter and Lloyd Hunter13 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons: Glen Jacobs Jr., Marc Hunter, Shane Hunter, Jeremy Graham and Jayson Orr.

 

 

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Deward Hancock Jr.

Funeral services for Deward "Junior" Hancock, Jr. of Oklahoma City are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Prague.

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

Hancock, 43, died Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at Diego Garcia Air Force Base. He was born June 7, 1963 in Oklahoma City to Deward E. and Carolyn (Landers) Hancock, Sr.

He worked as an aircraft mechanic at Tinker Air Force Base.

Survivors include his mother, Carolyn Hancock-Flatt of Newalla; his father, Deward Hancock Sr. of Earlsboro; three daughters, Amy Hancock of Seminole, Rebecca Hancock of Prague and Melissa Hancock of Shawnee; the mother of his daughters, Angela Ross, of Shawnee and one sister, Terry Cleghorn of Newcastle.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Deward Hancock memorial Fund, in care of Advantage-Branstetter Chapel, 7720 S. Penn, Oklahoma City, OK 73159.

 

 

 

 

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John Hancock

Services for longtime Seminole resident John W. Hancock are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2007 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

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

Revs. Carl Whitfield and Steve Cline will officiate.

Hancock, passed away July 11, 2007, in Shawnee at the age of 75.

He was born May 17, 1932 in Amity, Arkansas to Norman and Lois (Cook) Hancock.

John grew up in Arkansas and Moved to Seminole 49 years ago.

John graduated from Allen High School and attended East Central University in Ada.

He worked for Sun Oil Company for over 43 years as a gauger.

John was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church and served as a deacon at Harvey Road Baptist Church for some years.

Hancock also served his country in the Army National Guard as a Master Sergeant from 1954-1962 and was a member of American Legion Post 204 in Seminole.

John met and married Janette "Hook" Brooks on June 18, 1953 in Ada.

Hancock is survived by his wife Janette "Hook" Hancock of the home in Seminole; two sons and a daughter in law, Jerry Hancock of Houston, Texas and Mike and Kelly Hancock of Edmond; two daughters and a son-in- law, Anita and Billy Ranells of Konawa, and Sandra Hancock of the home in Seminole; two brothers LeRoy Hancock of Sandi, Texas and Leon Hancock of Madill; four grandchildren and their spouses, Johna and Josh Lee, Tragg and Chrystal Ranells, Kelsey Hancock and Micha Hancock and five great grandchildren Logan, Dalton and Carson Ranells and Jacie and Jalynn Lee.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, O’Lecia Knighten.

Pallbearers will be Billy Ranells, Tragg Ranells, Josh Lee, Randy Figley, and Ricky, Robby, and Terry Hancock and Mike Walker.

Honorary bearers will be Jerry Hancock, Mike Hancock, Kenneth Figley, Brian Hopkins and Rick Haworth.

 

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Ernie Haney

Funeral services for former Seminole area resident Ernie Haney are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Walker Funeral Service Chapel, Shawnee.

Rev. Victor Cope is to officiate with interment to follow at Johnson Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Walker Funeral Service, Shawnee.

Mr. Haney, 62 of Shawnee, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007 in Shawnee. He was born May 28, 1945 in Little to Willie and Winey (Johnson) Haney.

He graduated from Jenks High School and attended OSU-Tech in Okmulgee and graduated from Seminole Junior College.

Ernie and the love of his life, Carol (Ellis), were married for 32 years.

He was a draftsman, a graphic designer and artist. He enjoyed listening to music and taking care of his family. Ernie was also an avid OU fan.

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

Surviving is his wife, Carol; sons, Tracy Haney and wife Paula, Stacy Haney and Mary Soap, Vincent Haney and wife Deanna, Eric Haney and wife Redena, Brian Lowe and Victor Lowe; daughter, Tammy Winter and husband Warren; 19 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Amelia Deer; brother, Jerry Haney and wife Barbara; and many other loving relatives and friends.

The family will be at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Friday to greet friends and family.

 

 

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Marshall Hanson

Funeral services for Wewoka native Marshall M. Hanson are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Baggerly South Funeral Home Chapel, Oklahoma City.

Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at the Greenhill Cemetery in Davis, Okla.

Hanson, 81 of Moore, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007. He was born Aug. 9, 1924 in Wewoka to Moss and Anna Jones Hanson.

He graduated from Wewoka High School and was a World War II Veteran having served in the U. S. Coast Guard.

Hanson was an electrician at Tinker Air Force Base for 26 years and enjoyed shuffleboard, listening to records and driving his Cadillac.

His parents and sister, Joy Botchlet, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his grandsons, Jerome Ash of Moore and Rickey Lee Ash, Jr., of Oklahoma City and three great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

Marie Harbeston

Funeral services for Seminole resident Marie Harbeston are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2007 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Kenneth Fent will officiate.

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

Harbeston passed away on July 10, 2007 in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 91.

She was born on June 23, 1916 in Maud to Giles and Ola (Flesher) Horn.

She married Edwin H. Harbeston on Nov. 13, 1933 in Sapulpa.

He preceded her in death in November of 1999.

Marie was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

She was a grocery checker for 25 years at Carlton’s IGA in Seminole. She loved walking at the track with her three walking buddies.

Marie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Joyce Harbeston of Seminole; one brother, Roland Horn of Portland, Oregon; one sister, Mary Hammer Johnson of Yukon; two grandchildren and their spouses, Mitchell Hennen and wife Amy of Seminole, and Amy Fent and husband Kenneth of Springfield, Mo.; four great-grandchildren and their spouses, Andrew Hennen and wife Brandi and Mark Hennen and wife Erica, all of Seminole, Angel McKee and husband Cory and Caleb Fent, all of Springfield, Mo.; and five great-great grandchildren, Taylor Hennen, Jaedon Hennen, Asher Hennen, and Maggie and Silas McKee.

Marie’s mother died at an early age and she took on the responsibility of raising her younger sister, Mary, and she, along her three children Jackie, Gary and Terry survive her.

Pallbearers will be Harbeston’s grandsons, Mitchell Hennen, Andrew and Mark Hennen, Caleb Fent and Terry and Gary Hammer.

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

 

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Juel Hardesty

Funeral services for Maud graduate Juel I. Hardesty were held today at 2 p.m. at Walker Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Bill Matthews officiating.

Burial followed at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Walker Funeral Services, Shawnee.

Hardesty, 93, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2007. She was born Oct. 11, 1914 in Vanita, Okla., to George F. Stacy and Mary B. (Epperson) Stacy.

She graduated from Maud High School in 1935 and on Sept. 4, 1937 she married Don Hardesty.

The couple owned and operated Hardesty Superette grocery in Shawnee until 1969.

She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and enjoyed church activities and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her parents, husband and one brother, Lee Stacy, preceded her in death.

Surviving is one daughter, LaDonna Freeman of Shawnee; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 

Margaret Hardin

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Margaret Hardin are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Seminole with Rev. Gary Wilburn officiating.

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

Margaret (Harris) Northcott Hardin, 94, passed from this life Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home, at the age of 94. She was born Aug. 19, 1913 in Willis, Okla., to parents, Royal Ernest and Lillie Mae (Nolen) Harris.

She graduated from Bowlegs High School and went on to marry Robert Lee Northcott on Jan. 7, 1933. He preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 1962.

Margaret later married Bert Hardin on Aug. 12, 1983. She worked as a saleslady for Curry Hardin Furniture for many years. She was also a member of the Eastern Star and a past mother advisor for the Rainbow girls.

Margaret was the ultimate caregiver. She always put others needs before her own. Her greatest joy was her family; no greater teacher, confidant or friend could be found. She welcomed everyone with grace and compassion.

"Bitty Maw" will be missed everyday by her eight sons and daughters-in-law: Don and Erma Northcott of Seminole, Ed Northcott of Mead, Okla., Bob and Richenda Northcott of Bowlegs, Richard and Sharon Northcott of Seminole, Tom and Terri Northcott of Oklahoma City, Edward and Suzanne Hardin of Seminole, Joe and Nancy Hardin of Seminole and Dr. Walter Hardin of Washington State; and our daughters and sons-in-law: Sybil Turner of Mead, Judy and Lee Oates of LaPorte, Texas, Janie and Willie Owens of LaPorte, Texas, and Frieda and Frank Dunlap of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Other survivors include one sister-in-law, Aloha Harris of Oklahoma City; 31 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great grandchildren and a host of other family and dear friends.

Margaret is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Lee Nothcott (Nov. 30, 1962); husband, Bert Hardin (June 16, 1999); one daughter, Linda Suzanne Northcott and one grandson, Kenneth Bush.

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

 

 

 

 

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Anna Harjo

Funeral services for Holdenville resident Anna Christine Harjo are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Sand Creek Eufaula Church in Holdenville with Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Jimpsey Harjo officiating.

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

Wake services are scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Sand Creek Eufaula Church.

Harjo, 49, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007 in Holdenville. She was born Feb. 28, 1957 in Talihina to Joseph and Rose Mae (West) Harjo.

She graduated from Eufaula High School and worked for Komar Industry as a seamstress. She was a member of Sand Creek Eufaula Church.

Her parents, brother, John Harjo and sister, Teresa Harjo preceded her in death.

Surviving is her companion, Jimmy Tiger; daughter, Emily; daughter, Darleata Harjo; sons, Tim Harjo and Jim Johnson III; brother, Leonard Harjo and two grandchildren, all of Holdenville.

 

 

 

 

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Christy Harjo

Funeral services for Varnum High School graduate Christy Jo Harjo were scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007 at the Trinity Baptist Church in Seminole.

Rev. Don Jacobs officiated.

Burial was to follow at the Harjo Family Cemetery near Wewoka Woods, and was under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home of Ada.

Harjo died Friday, Dec. 7, 2007 near Oil Center, at the age of 26.

She was born June 23, 1981 in Ada to Timothy and Rhonda Ground Harjo.

Harjo lived in this area all of her life.

She attended Homer and Byng Elementary, Byng High School, and graduated from Varnum High School.

She was active in basketball at Byng and Varnum, and softball at Byng.

Harjo also attended East Central University in Ada.

She was employed in the Chickasaw Nation at the Carl Albert emergency department and float pool.

Harjo was a member of Mitchell Memorial United Methodist Church and the Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Timothy Harjo, Jr. and Jerome Emarthle.

Survivors include her son, Nokosi Joe Harjo, of the home; her father, Timothy Harjo, Ada; her mother, Rhonda Harjo, Ada; three brothers, Chupco Harjo, Ada, Conjot Harjo, Ada and Timothy Deatherage, Ada; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Randy Ground, Ricky Ground, Thomas Hallett, Nathan Johnson, Jeremy Johnson, and Robert Johnson.

Honorary bearers were Jacob Galvin, Gus Porter, Billy Porter, Eddie Gardner and Kevin Chapman.

Edmond Harjo

Funeral services for Konawa native Edmond Harjo are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Rock Springs Indian Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Burial is to follow at the Cornelius Family Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Harjo, 78 and a longtime Ada/Latta area resident, died Sunday, Jan.21, 2007 at his residence. He was born on Nov. 25, 1928 in Konawa to Fousharjochee Harjo and Yahnah Morgan.

He served in the United States Army as a Medic during the Korean War. On April 12, 1954 he married Lucy Mae Cornelius in Seminole and worked as a truck driver for a moving company for several years.

Harjo is a founding member of Rock Springs Indian Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

His parents; wife, Lucy (August 1992); one daughter, Carol Hawkins; one grandson, Micah Hawkins; two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.

Surviving is son, Clifford Harjo of Holdenville; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Grace Harjo

Funeral services for Seminole resident Grace Factor Harjo are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday at the High Springs Baptist Church in Konawa.

Wake services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday at the church with services under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Harjo, 82, died Thursday, July 5, 2007 in Oklahoma City. She was born Sept. 11, 1924 in Konawa to Isaac and Marie (Dirt) Factor.

She attended Central Baptist Church in Oklahoma City and was baptized at Eufaula Boarding School.

Her parents; husband, Allen Harjo Sr.; one son, Samuel Isaac Harjo and four brothers, Sam Factor, Johnny Camp, Joe Camp and Junior Camp, preceded her in death.

Surviving are six children: Carl Franklin Harjo of Oklahoma City, Allen Harjo, Jr. of Seminole, Carolyn Harjo Littlefield of Darnestown, Md., Bruse Kirby Harjo and Warren Steven Harjo, both of Oklahoma City, and Cynda Marie Harjo Goddard of Moore; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

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Henry Harjo

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Henry Harjo are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with a burial to follow at Williams Family Cemetery.

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

Wake services will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Harjo, of Henryetta, died Saturday, March 10, 2007 at his residence at the age of 66. He was born Sept. 1, 1940 to Joe and Bessie Harjo.

He attended the Sulphur School of the Deaf and his hobbies included camping and fishing with his family.

His parents, brothers Albert Harjo, Joe Holatha, Evan Harjo and one grandson Kevin Brown precede him in death.

He is survived by his wife Nancy Harjo of the home; three daughters, Michelle Brown, Tammy Katzenmeier of Kansas and Kelly Ray of Okemah; one son, Rodger Sherman of Kansas; six sisters, Helen Tatum of Konawa, Arlinda Smith, Annie Harjo, Estella Berryhill, Faye Holatha, and Regina Holatha of Okemah and three brothers, Raymond "Ringo" Harjo of Konawa, Lewis Holatha and Timmy Holatha of Okemah.

He is also survived by nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren

Pallbearers will be Chaz Lumley, Joseph Wolfe, Jeremy Culver, David Poston, Bryant Akerman and Brent Akerman.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Mark Williams, David Brown, Rodger Sherman, Troy Fisher, Lindsey Bondoni, Charlie Williams, Jeff Harjo and Chad Huckleberry.

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

 

 

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Jimmy Harjo

Funeral services for Konawa resident Jimmy Joe Harjo were held today at 2 p.m. at Spring Church with Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Leon Postoak officiating.

Interment followed at Harjo Cemetery in Sasakwa under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Harjo died Friday, March 2, 2007 at his home at the age of 63 years. He was born June 3, 1943 in Sasakwa to Joe Barney and Minnie Harjo.

He was a Sasakwa graduate and resided in Sasakwa until 2003 when he moved to Konawa. Harjo furthered his education at Haskell College in Lawrence, Kan. and served in the United States Army from 1961-1969 in the Viet Nam conflict.

His parents, brothers Albert Harjo and Jimsey Harjo and sisters Irene Coody and Ellsie Taylor preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Gwendolyn Harjo of the home; stepchildren, Janice Motley of Ada, Keith Motley and Jeanette Motley, both of Konawa, Travis Rednose, Michael McCurtain, Linn Heath and Kenneth Waldron; brothers, Jessie Harjo and Eugene Harjo; sister, Elouise Harjo; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers fro the services were Travis Lena, Clifton Coody, Herman Coody, Jimmy Taylor, Frank Coody, Chris Saffell and Velma "Bundy" Coon.

Honorary bearers were Harrison Doolin, Pide Splaw and Lloyd Lee Harjo.

 

 

 

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Mary Jane Harjo

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident Mary Jane Harjo are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Sand Creek Church with Houston Tiger officiating.

Burial is to follow at the Harjo Family Cemetery, located at the Harjo residence on Old SH 59 in Bowlegs.

Wake services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at the family home with arrangements under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Harjo, 71, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007 at her home. She was born June 26, 1935 in Bowlegs to Jimpsey and Sally (Narcomey) Carbitcher.

She married Johnson Harjo and he preceded her in death in November of 1991. She was a retired seamstress and homemaker.

Her parents; husband; sons, Vincent Harjo and Christopher Daniels; sister, Saphornie Brown and brothers, Jimmy Carbitcher, Webster Wise, Andrew Wise-Talamsey and Babe Adams preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sons, Raymond Harjo of Norman, Curtis Harjo of Maud and Darrin Harjo of Holdenville; four daughters, Phyllis Harjo of Bowlegs, Yolanda Harrison of Oklahoma City, Debra Emarthle of Roff and Lynda Harrison of Oklahoma City; two brothers; Lewis Wise of Bowlegs and James Billie of Florida; 24 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Terry Wise, Jimpsey Carbitcher, Buffalo Hill, Eric Yahola, Ricky Harjo and Isiah Fixico. Honorary Bearers will be her grandsons and nephews.

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

 

 

 

Wallace Harjo

Services for former Seminole County resident Wallace Harjo are scheduled for Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Strother Indian Community Center north of Seminole with Mike Harjo and Dorsey Nero officiating.

A wake service was held last night at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

An all night service is scheduled at the Strother Community Center at 4 p.m. today.

Harjo died Jan. 4 in an automobile accident in Broward County Florida.

He was born June 23, 1959 in Talihina to George and Christine B. Harjo of Seminole.

Harjo was a tribal member of the Seminole Nation Eufaula Band and of the Sweet Potato Clan. He was also a member of the United States Army Reserve and the Hitchitee Methodist Church. Harjo attended Varnum Schools.

Harjo was a freelance employee who traveled throughout the United States.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Kimble B. Harjo, and grandparents Sampson B. Harjo, Sena Larney, Siah Brown and Lucy Clark.

Survivors include six brothers, Thomas Ahaissee of Shawnee, Sam B. Harjo, Henrietta, Mody B. Harjo of Denver, Colo., Marsey B. Harjo, McCloud, Yogi B. Harjo, Del City, and William B. Harjo of Seminole; four sisters, Lucy Smith, Nancy Fixico, and Sonja Larney, all of Seminole, and Sharon Proctor of Okmulgee; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Pallbearers will be Tom Harjo, Sam Harjo, Jr., Ryan Smith, Jeff Fixico, Kimbo Harjo, Timothy Proctor, J.B. Smith and Tenetke Harjo.

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

 

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Anna Harper

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Eleanor Anna Harper are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel Home, Wewoka.

Rev. Jerry Baker and Rev. Joe Lowe will be co-officiating with interment at Harper Family Cemetery.

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

Harper died Friday, Oct. 25, 2007 at Creek Nation Hospital in Okemah. She was born April 8, 1920 in Wewoka to Alfred and Anna Mae (Benden) Harper.

She grew up in Wewoka and graduated from Butner High School. After graduation she worked for Douglas Aircraft in Oklahoma City and then returned to Seminole County.

Harper was a member of Arbeka Methodist Church, Cromwell, and served as church treasurer for a number of years.

Her parents; two brothers, Herman E. and Ethan Alfred Harper; and two sisters, Jennie Bowers and Edith Brown, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her twin niece and nephew whom she adopted and raised, Karen Shurley and David Shurley, of Wewoka; son, Randolph Stephenson of Wewoka and her sisters, Louise Horton of Wewoka, Florence Harper of Tulsa, and Lucille Gibson of Bartlesville.

 

 

 

 

 

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Floyd Harrington

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Floyd Orval Harrington are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Rev. Charles Welch (Harrington’s brother-in-law from Tulsa) will officiate the services.

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

Harrington, 72, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007 in Joplin, Mo. He was born May 30, 1935 in Wewoka to O.F. Harrington and Lavaner Flora (Ferguson) Harrington.

In 1961 he and his family moved to Blackwell, Okla., for a short time and then to Enid, in 1965. In Enid he co-owned and operated Tools Plus, an oilfield supply company, until he retired in 2000.

He and his wife moved to Anderson, Mo., in 2002. They were affiliated with the First Assembly of God Church in Enid and the Patterson Heights Baptist Church in Tiff City, Mo.

His parents; one daughter, Pamela Jantz (Sept. 1, 2006); and four brothers, John Melvin, Clifford, Don and Glen Harrington preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of 53 years, Ola Mae (Welch) Harrington of the home; one daughter, Brenda Smith of Enid; two sisters, Dean Taylor and Nancy Snow of Enid; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be: Ray Harrington, Aaron Harrington, John Bailey, Kenneth Baiser, Mark Morgan and Mike Jantz.

Honorary bearers will be: Curtis Melon, Glen Baiser and Jim Parsons.

The family will be hosting a lunch prior to the service at Ray and Barbara Harrington’s home located at 1227 Reid Circle in Seminole.

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

 

 

 

 

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Jack Harris

Graveside services for Sasakwa resident Jack "Podge" Harris are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Vamoosa Cemetery with Dub Tolliver officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Stout Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Podge passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007 at his residence. He was born Dec. 10, 1933 in Sasakwa to Bert and Essie (Cunningham) Harris.

He graduated from Sasakwa High School and was self-employed in the oilfield. Podge was a member of the Church of Christ, Sasakwa, and the Masonic Lodge of Konawa.

Podge and Joyce Clark married on June 12, 1954 in Sasakwa and to this union two sons were born: Jack Lee Harris and Jeff Rodney Harris, both of Sasakwa.

His parents, wife, Joyce, and brother, Lucky, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his sons, Jack and Jeff; twin sister, Patsy of Stemple, Ark.; grandchildren: Lindsey Blake, Bert and Bo Harris; great-grandchild, Remington Blake; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be: Tony Raulston, Martin Sanders, John Womack, Bert Harris, Bo Harris and Ed Blake.

Honorary bearers will be: Billy Jack Norman, John L. Lewis, Corkey Norman and John Norman.

Patrick Harris Sr

Funeral services for Seminole resident Patrick H. "Pat" Harris Sr. are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment with military honors will follow at 3 p.m. in Del City at Sunny Lane Cemetery.

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

Mr. Harris, 76, passed from this life Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at Solara Hospital in Shawnee. He was born Aug. 4, 1930 in Oklahoma City to parents, Fred Carl Harris and Clara E. (Cordonnier) Harris.

Mr. Harris served in the United States Army as an "Army Medic" serving with the Medical Company 15th Infantry Regiment until his honorable discharge March 23, 1954.

On May 14, 1950, Mr. Harris was united in marriage to Retha "Aldean" Phillips, in Oklahoma City.

Mr. Harris worked as a construction superintendent, over seeing the construction of the United Founders Tower and The Regency Tower. He had worked for several construction companies including B&G Construction and Robert J. Harris Construction Company until his retirement in 1981.

Following his retirement he moved his family to Seminole, where he was currently a member of Highway Baptist Church.

His parents, one grandson, Michael Harris, Jr. (who died in 1990), five sisters and four brothers preceded him in death.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 57 years, Aldean Harris of the home; five sons and daughters-in-law, Patrick Harris, Jr. and his wife Robyn, Michael Harris and his wife Teri and Russell Harris, all of Seminole, Dr. Dennis Harris and his wife Gay of Oklahoma City and Scott Harris and his fiancé’ Melinda Mesa of Victoria, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and David Russell of Seminole; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Waldo and Ann Harris of Green Acres, Fla., and William and Betty Harris of Midwest City and sister-in-law (wife’s sister), Isabel Liles of Oklahoma City.

In addition, 17 grandchildren; Pat Harris III, Esan Harris, Adam Harris, Travis Harris, Trevor Harris, Trent Harris, Jennifer Merrell, Michelle Glenn, Melissa Harris, Cynthia Elizares, Brenae Russell, Lori Russell, Olivia Harris, Joshua Harris, Marcus Harris, Chuck Tipton and Yavette Henshaw and 17 great-grandchildren also survive him.

Casket bearers will be Pat Harris, Jr., Michael Harris, Russell Harris, Dennis Harris, Scott Harris and David Russell. Honorary bearers will be Mr. Harris’s grandsons.

Messages of condolences may be left for the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 



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John Harris

Graveside services for longtime Sasakwa resident, John Burton "Lucky" Harris are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Vamoosa Cemetery with Bro. Lee Wayne Fowler and Bro. Bill Chesser officiating.

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

Harris, 63, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007 at Ballard Nursing Home in Ada. He was born Oct. 7, 1943 in Wewoka to Bert and Essie (Cunningham) Harris.

On Oct. 1, 1970 he married Edna Faye Cooper in Fayetteville, Ark., and they had been married for 36 years before his passing.

He had worked for many years in the oil field industry for Tom McQueen and has served as a dump truck driver for Dolese.

In 2005 he retired after serving as an equipment operator for the Seminole County District #1.

He also served as a Commander for the American Legion Post #284 in Sasakwa and as the District 4-B Executive Commander fro the American Legion.

Harris served in the National Guard as well as Mayor, Fire Chief and Water Superintendent for the Town of Sasakwa.

He was well known in the Sasakwa community and was always willing to lend a helping hand when he could.

His parents preceded him n death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; two children, Felicia Kay Beele of Holdenville and Clarissa "Jackie" Mustain of Sasakwa; brother, Podge Harris of Sasakwa; sister, Patsy of Gilliam, Ark.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be the Seminole County District #1 and the Sasakwa Volunteer Fire Department.

Honorary bearers will be: Wayne Crabtree, Nick Harlan, Darrell White, Johnny White, Mitchell Cargill and Gene Wayne Choate.

 

 

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Gary Harrison

A memorial service for former Wewoka resident Gary Wayne Harrison will be held at a later date and announced by the family.

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

Harrison, 57, died Monday, May 28, 2007 at his residence in Tecumseh. He was born Jan. 15, 1950 in Talihina to Jack Harrison and Frances (Pope) Harrison.

He was a heavy equipment operator for numerous construction sites and was a member of the Shawnee Honor Guard.

Surviving is his son, Gary Wayne Harrison, Jr.; daughter, Nashoba Harrison of Seminole; brothers, Alvin Harrison of Wewoka, Eugene John Harrison, Mark Harrison, Earl Harrison, Roger Harrison and Jerry Harrison, all of the Wewoka-Seminole area, and sister, Connie Jones, also of the Wewoka/Seminole area.

 

 

Jerry Harrod

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Jerry Harrod were held yesterday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Wewoka.

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

Lula Geraldine "Jerry" (Isley) Harrod died Saturday, April 14, 2007 at her home at the age of 88. She was born in Woburn, Ill., on March 28, 1919 to Lesley Verne Isley and Bess Marie Bone Isley.

She was a 1934 graduate of Wewoka High School and had married James D. Harrod in Wewoka in February of 1945. Harrod also attended Tulsa Business School and Seminole State College.

Harrod was a very active member of the community, participating in American Legion Auxiliary, garden clubs, Seminole Nation Museum, First Baptist Church and the church’s nursery.

Her parents, husband (Aug. 8, 2005), and one grandson, Blake Tucker, preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, Mike Harrod; two daughters, Lisa Tucker and Leslie Scott; one sister, Julia Weaver; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services were: Guy Tucker, Richard Ammon, Heath Tucker, Christian Veal, Mark Weaver, Mitch Weaver and Bill Weaver.

Honorary bearers were: Michael Weaver, John Weaver, Calvin Tiffie, Allan Scott and Jeff Chandler.

 

 

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Ruth Hart

Funeral services for longtime former Konawa resident Ruth Lowan (Cowsert) Hutchins Hart are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa with Pastor Johnny Stephens officiating.

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

Lowan Hart passed away on Monday, Sept. 3, 2007 at Colonial Estates Nursing Home in Shawnee at the age of 81. She was born Dec. 6, 1925 in Konawa to Lyman Elbert and Emma Evaline (Key) Cowsert. 

She graduated from Konawa High School and was the Salutatorian of her class in 1943.  She held a close bond with her classmates meeting with them at every school reunion until this year, due to her poor health.

After graduation Lowan worked at the Dixie Store, Roy Stephes Garage as a bookkeeper, Oklahoma Natural Gas Company for five years as a bookkeeper and teller, Oklahoma State Bank in Konawa as a teller and as a bookkeeper at the Quality Materials rock quarry west of Sasakwa. 

In 1967 she went to work as a teller at First National Bank in Konawa and retired from there in 1988.  At that time she stated "For 60 years a member of the Cowsert family has been on Broadway in Konawa serving the public." 

Her father, Lyman, had had a furniture store and was a barber in Konawa until just prior to his death in 1961.

Lowan met her first husband, Edgar Carl Hutchins while working at Oklahoma Natural Gas and they were married in the home of her parents on June 9, 1950.

To this union, one son, Edgar Carl "Ed" Hutchins, Jr. was born.  Carl preceded her in death in 1973.

She later married James E. Hart in February 1983 in Tecumseh. She and James moved to Shawnee prior to her retirement in 1988.  Except for a short period where she and James moved back to Konawa, she spent the remainder of her life after retirement in Shawnee.

Lowan was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Konawa for over 50 years and considered it her church home even after she moved to Shawnee.

She also was a member of the Order of Eastern Star for almost 50 years and greatly enjoyed her work in that organization and the women associated with it.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; two brothers, William and John Cowsert; two sisters, Florence Disch and Mary Lou Scoggins and four infant brothers and sisters.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Denise Hutchins of Shawnee; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Morgan and her husband Matthew, Christina Payne and her husband Ryan and Nick Hutchins; three great-grandchildren, Anna and Madison Terrell and Luke Morgan; one sister, Annie Mae Biege and her husband John; brother-in-law, Newton Scoggins; sister-in-law, RosaLee Cowsert and several nieces and nephews.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jamez Haywood

A memorial service for the great-grandson of Ernest Stillwell Sr. has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Charles Perkins officiating.

Jamez Derrick Haywood died April 17, 2006. He was born Feb. 8, 2006 in Kentucky to LeVonn and Vanessa Haywood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

J.T. Heard

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident J.T. Heard are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rick Hudson officiating.

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

Heard, 84 of Konawa, died Thursday, May 31, 2007 at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee. He was born Jan. 1, 1023 in Seymour, Texas to James Tillman Heard and Ruby (Walling) Heard.

He was a rancher and member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughter, Stacey Heard of Hinton; one brother, Ivan Heard of Del City; two sisters, Mae Mullins of Konawa and Polly Hill of Ada; one grandchild and tqo great-grandchildren.

Honorary bearers will be Tony Kuestersteffen, Donnie Hill, Bill Raines, Stanley Johnson, Bud Moore, Joe Peeper, Lee Bowlen, Chuck Lancaster and Roger Lancaster.

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

 

 

 

 

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Janna Heard

Memorial services for Sasakwa resident Janna Marie Heard were held Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at 1:30 p.m., at Lillye Chapel, at Fisher Funeral Home in Holdenville.

Services were under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home.

Heard died at her home in Sasakwa on Saturday, June 16, 2007, at the age of 74.

She was born to Roy Bible and Luelia Alberta (Satterlee) Bible in Holdenville, on Jan. 26, 1933.

She was raised in Sasakwa and attended New Model Schools.

She married Ozell Heard in Ada on March 6, 1954. Ozell Heard preceded her in death in February 1989.

Janna Heard lived for more than 50 years within a two-mile square in the New Model Community. She did bead work, drawing, and took care of her family.

Besides her husband, Heard was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Michael, in November 1988; and two brothers, Leroy Bible and Floyd Bible.

She is survived by her sons Terry Heard and Nicky Heard, both of Sasakwa; three brothers, Jack Bible of Wewoka, Wayne Bible of Sasakwa, and Billy Bible of Sasakwa; three grandsons and one great-grandson.

Rudolph Heard

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Rudolph "Doc" Heard are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Lone Dove Cemetery, located west of Wewoka, with Mike McCauley officiating.

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

Heard, 75, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007 at his home. He was born Feb. 7,1931 in Sasakwa to Tillman and Elsie (Cooley) Heard.

He served in the United States Army and was a roustabout in the oilfield.

Surviving is his son, Terry Heard of Wewoka; one daughter, Sherry Dougan of Konawa; two brothers, J.T. Heard of Wolf and Ivan Heard of Del City; two sisters, Mae Mullins of Konawa and Polly Hill of Pickett, Okla.; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

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John Hendrix

There are no services scheduled at this time for Seminole resident John Francis Hendrix.

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

Hendrix, 86, died today, May 9, 2007 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center. He was born on April 21, 1921 in Osage County to Alex and Elma Edna (Eberhard) Hendrix.

He was a retired truck driver and member of the VFW. Hendrix was in the United States Army where he served in the South Pacific.

Hendrix married Olive Caroline Carter and she preceded him in death.

His parents and twp sisters also preceded him in death.

Surviving is his stepdaughter, Mary Burnett of Seminole; two stepsons, David Carter of Ft. Cobb, Okla., and Charles D. Carter of Catoosa and one brother, Jack Hendrix of Newalla.

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

 

 

Loretta Henley

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Loretta (Goodman) Henley are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday at Seminole Church of Christ with Kevin Rayner officiating the service assisted by Bob Anderson.

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

Loretta (Goodman) Henley, 91 years old, passed from this life Sunday, June 10, 2007 at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee. She was born July 20, 1915 in Massey, Okla., to parents Clarence and Mary Ethel (Maynard) Goodman.

Loretta married Clinton Henley on April 8, 1939 in Wewoka. He preceded her in death March 17, 1990.

Loretta was a member of the Park and Seminole Church of Christ in Seminole where she worshiped for 68 years. She was a member of the Highland Church of Christ in Tecumseh from 1997 to the present.

Loretta worked as a LPN in Seminole for 34 years. She attended nursing school at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa and completed her training at Seminole Junior College.

She worked at the Pace - Chambers Clinic and later at the Seminole Hospital Clinic for Doctors Claude Chambers, Julian Wood, Jack Wood and George Davis until she retired in 1992.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Cherie and Bob Trousdale of Tecumseh; three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Trellys Henley of Santa Rosa, Calif., David Henley of Tecumseh and Joe and Deidra Henley of Oklahoma City and one brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Margie Goodman of Prue, Okla.

Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

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

Mrs. Henley was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one daughter, Rebecca Jane Henley who died in 1945.

The family has designated the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation - 825 N.E. 13th Street - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104-5097 as appropriate for memorials.

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

 

 

 

 

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Sigus Henry

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Sigus Henry are scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Sand Creek Church, Eufaula, with Rev. Houston Tiger to officiate.

Interment is set for 3:30 p.m. at Rosewood Cemetery in Achille, Okla., under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Henry, 18, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2007 at mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born May 12, 1989 to Daniel Spencer and Catherine Denise Henry Gosvener.

He attended Ada High School and was a member of Ada Temple Baptist Church. Henry was employed as a shop foreman for Oklahoma Core Supply Co., and he enjoyed motorcycles and spending time with his fiancé and stepdaughter.

His grandmother, Debby Huynh, preceded him in death.

Survivors include: his parents, Altus and Catherine D. Gosvener of Oklahoma City; father, Daniel Spencer of Shawnee; brothers: Tommy G. Beaver, Thompson Beaver and Tyson D. Henry; sisters: Magdeline G. Henry of Wewoka, Katrina Marie Gosvnere and Olivia S. Gosvener; stepsisters, Cristy N. Gosvener and Amy R. Gosvener; and grandparents, Frank and Retha Ramirez of Wichita, Kan., and Tu Van Huynh of Wewoka.

Pallbearers for the services will be: Roger Wells, Christopher Overbay, Tommy George Beavers, Alex Harjo, Jeff Marrow, Joe S. Suarez and Daniel Spencer.

 

Betty Herndon

There are no services planned at this time for longtime Seminole resident Betty Lue Herndon.

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

Herndon, 77, died Saturday, June 2, 2007 at Seminole Medical Center. She was born Jan. 24, 1930 in Cisco, Texas to William James and Lula Agnes (Smith) Walker.

She was a homemaker and newspaper carrier. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving is one daughter, Sandra Galbraith Godfrey of Odessa, Texas; five sons, John Galbraith of Odessa, Carl Galbraith of Seminole, Curtis Galbraith of Panama City, Fla., Everrett Herndon of Seminole and Kerry Herndon of Oklahoma City and numerous grandchildren.

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

 

 

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Carolyn Herrin

Funeral services for Wewoka native Carolyn L. (Cross) Herrin were held today at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Duncan with Rev. Tracy L. Wilson officiating.

Burial followed at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home, Inc., Duncan.

Herrin, 79 of Duncan, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2007 in Oklahoma City. She was born Sept. 24, 1928 in Wewoka to Guy L. and Dora (Payne) Cross.

On June 13, 1948 she married Walter L. Herrin in Wewoka and has taught in the Duncan Public Schools for 25 years.

She was a member of the Stephens County Retired Educators Association, Duncan Chapter; Regent and 1st Vice Regent of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution; South Central District President, District Membership Chairman, State Convention Chairman of General Federated Women’s Clubs of Oklahoma; charter member of Stephens County Music Association and member of Duncan Federated Music Club.

She had been active in her professional organizations: Oklahoma Music Teachers’ Association, Oklahoma Music Educators’ Association, Oklahoma Music Adjudicators’ Association, and Duncan Educators’ Association.

Herrin taught private piano and voice for many years and was an active member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church, where she served as organist for 16 years, choir director for 14 years, Sunday school teacher, Women’s Bible moderator, youth sponsor, and member of the worship committee.

Her parents; two brothers, Guy L. Cross Jr., and David P. Cross; and one son, Richard Keith Herrin preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; three children, Tom Herrin of Lindsay, Nancy Hemphill of Duncan and Tricia Newman of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services were: Chip Woods, Jimmy Edwards, Guy Messersmith, Kevin Zinn, Mike Steil and Lonnie Helms.

Honorary bearers were: Sam Thompson, Jim Livingston, Gordon Demerson, Don Dowhower, Bob Hoffman, Al Hruby and Quanah Cox.

 

 

 

 

 

Austin Hickman

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Austin Corbit Hickman were held today at 2 p.m. at Southgate Baptist Church in Moore.

Austin had a Veterans Honor Guard presentation graveside at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Norman following the funeral.

Services were under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel.

On Friday, May 11, 2007 at 2:55 p.m. Austin "A.C." Corbit Hickman, 86, "graduated" from this earth to meet in Heaven his dear wife, Delora (Chamberlain) Hickman, who passed only 10 weeks ago.

A.C. was called "Matt" by his grandkids and "Uncle Doe-Doe" by many nieces and nephews.

Austin outlived cancer 20 years ago and three pacemakers since. He died at his daughter’s home from a rapid form of acute Leukemia.

A.C. was chosen a few months ago to be one of the first in the U.S.A. as an experimental patient for a successful Cardio-mems pulmonary implantation.

A.C. worked until the age of 80, he received a MA degree from ECU. He was a master woodworker, horseman, rancher, educator and he hunted beagles, fished, and took care of his wife until she passed on Feb. 25, 2007.

A.C. was known for his strong will, opinions, and humor. Every stranger he met became a friend. He donated countless hours to church building programs and helping others.

Austin served in the United States Army in World War II, returned for a tour in the Korean War, in the Philippines, serving as a master sergeant. He also served as a medic and kitchen supervisor.

Austin was born in Atoka on Aug. 6, 1920 and finished Springer High School, where he met his future wife of 66 years.

They married a day before Pearl Harbor, Dec. 6, 1941. A.C. always joked, "and the war never ended!"

The couple lived in Wewoka from 1949-1970. They both taught Sunday school at the First Baptist Church in Wewoka, where he was a faithful deacon. Before teaching, A.C. worked for Whitehead Hardware in Wewoka, after several years with Shawnee Milling Company.

His personal philosophy was, "I don’t have any bad days – but some are definitely better than others."

Austin Corbit was preceded in death by his wife, Delora; parents, Robert J. and Amanda (Chambers) Hickman; two brothers, T.J. and Jack; and four preemie sons.

Austin is survived by his only child, Rhonda, and her husband Rev. Ken Young; granddaughter, Tina (Ward) and Dr. Brad Carter of Edmond and greats, Jack and Ella Carter; grandson, Aaron Shayne Stanberry and greats, Jordan and Ben Stanberry; David Young II, all of Ada; great-granddaughter, Alexandra Corwine of High Springs, Fla.; one sister, Hildreth Hunter of Ardmore; one brother, Jim Hickman of Okmulgee; sister-in-law, Ola Mae Smith and family of Springer; special church family from Southgate; many cousins; friends, Carl and Ina Taylor, Fred and Mary Hodges, Jack Ward and adopted grandson, J.P. Fox and family, all of Oklahoma City areas.

Austin Hickman’s family wishes to express heartfelt gratitude to employees of Ballard Nursing Home and Companions in Care Hospice, Ada.

 

 

 

 

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Delora Hickman

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Delora E. (Chamberlain) Hickman are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Southgate Baptist Church in Moore.

Services will be conducted by John Ireland Funeral Home of Moore and co-officiated by Pastor Doug Brewer and son-in0law, Rev. Ken Young.

Delora, 84, went to meet her Lord at 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007 from Ballard Nursing Home, Ada. She was born Aug. 30, 1922 in Springer, Okla., to Charlie and Nora (Brewer) Chamberlain.

Delora graduated high school there and later completed Business/Secretarial College in Ardmore.

She held various part time jobs, but enjoyed her role as a full time mom and homemaker the most. Delora was an excellent cook, housekeeper and gardener with many small farm duties.

Sixty-six years ago, the day before Pearl Harbor, Dec. 6, 1941, Delora married her high school sweetheart, Austin Corbit (A.C.) Hickman, a United States Sergeant.

The couple finally settled in Wewoka for over 20 years, and was active in the First Baptist Church there. They lived in Moore for 36 years and attended Emmanuel Baptist and then Southgate Baptist of Moore, holding several positions in those churches.

Her parents, four preemie infant sons, one sister, Naomi Pelton, and a brother, C.J. Chamberlain preceded her in death.

Mrs. Hickman is survived by husband, A.C.; one daughter and husband, Revs. Ken and Rhonda Young; grandson, Aarran Stanberry; great-grandsons, Jordan and Ben Stanberry, all of Ada; one granddaughter and husband, Tina and Dr. Brad Carter and children, Jack and Ella Carter, all of Edmond; step grand and greats include, David and Lisa Young and family of Ada, and Nicole (Young) and George Corwine and daughter, Alex, of Hot Springs, Fla. and two older sisters, Ola Mae Smith of Springer and Evelyn Mangrum of Branson, Mo.

A large number of nieces, nephews and steps will greatly miss Delora Hickman.

 

 

 

 

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Antoinette Hicks

Graveside services for the infant daughter of former Seminole resident, Chad T. Walker and Jessemia D. Hicks are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Snake Creek cemetery with Rev. Kellos Walker officiating.

Services are under the direction of Schumacher Funeral Home, Okemah.

Antoinette Lee Hicks was born Sunday, March 18, 2007 at Unity North in Shawnee and lived only briefly.

She is survived by her parents; maternal grandparents, Melissa Hicks and Maximino Lopez; great-grandparents, Geneva Fixico and Jackson Lowe, Henry Hicks Jr. and JoAnn Hicks.

Pallbearers for the service will be Henry Hicks III, Thomas Hicks, Antonio Hicks and Henry Hicks IV.

 

 

 

Kaylie Hicks

Graveside services for Wewoka infant Kaylie Ski Hicks are scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Hicks, three and a half months old, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007 in Shawnee. She and her twin sister were born July 19, 2007 to Lyla Lynn Null and Dale Victor Hicks.

Surviving are her parents of the Wewoka home; one brother, two-year-old Zack Nathaniel Bowens; two sisters, twin Kiylie Victoria Hicks and three-year-old Paris Marie Bowens; maternal grandfather, Roger Null of the home; maternal grandmother, Lowana Null of Wewoka; and paternal grandparents, Billie and Paul Hicks of Amarillo, Texas.

 

 

 

 

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Naomi Hicks

Funeral services for Shawnee resident Naomi Elaine Hicks are scheduled at 7 p.m. tonight at the First Indian Baptist Church, Shawnee with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating.

Burial is to follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee.

Hicks, 57, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2007. She was born July 16, 1950 in Claremore to Henry and Bernice (Simmers) Hicks.

She worked for Youth and Family Services for 10 years as a child caseworker. She was a member of Riverside Baptist Church in Tecumseh.

Her parents; two brothers, Larry Hicks of Shawnee and Charlie "Speedy" Hicks of Okmulgee; and one sister, Ailene Harjo, preceded her in death.

Survivors include five children and their spouses: Brian Hicks of Oklahoma City, Tommy and Tammy Hawkins of Shawnee, Traci Hawkins of Shawnee, Stacy (Hawkins) and Chris Summey of Adana, Turkey, and Troy Hawkins and Alicia Carlson of Shawnee; one stepson, Anthony Hawkins of Wewoka; 11 grandchildren: Amber, Kyla, Rai-lynn, Nathaniel, Justina, Sidney, Madison, Avery, Ayden, Christian "Guage", and Brandon; godchildren, Keith and Tina; one brother, Henry Hicks III; three sisters, Georgia Starr of Shawnee, Gail and Penny Hicks of Oklahoma City; and many more relatives and friends.

We will always love you sister, mom, aunt, and grandma. God bless you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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James Hill

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident James Elcotio Hill were held Saturday, April 14, 2007 at Redeemed Missionary Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

Interment followed at Lima Cemetery under the direction of Temple and Sons Funeral Directors, Inc., Oklahoma City.

Hill, 75 of Oklahoma City, died Friday, April 6, 2007. He was born on Sept. 14, 1931 in Seminole County to Iva Rowland-Hill and Blanton Hill Sr.

At the age of 14 he became a member of Lima Baptist Church, and later became a member of St. Matthews Baptist Church of Seminole.

He attended Lima Elementary and Douglass High School in Wewoka. After high school he worked at the brick plant in Wewoka and later for Walker Raupe Garage as a self-taught mechanic.

In 1953 he joined the Unite States Army and in 1963 he moved to Okalahoma City where he worked for Swicks, and later at Ward Brothers Salvage. He continued to work as a mechanic until his health failed.

Hill married Rosezelma Jenkins in 1958 and to this union six children were born.

He later married Doris Russell in 1969 and she preceded him in death. In 1984 he then married Christine Morrison.

His parents, one brother, Modesta Hill, one sister, Dolores Andrews and six grandchildren also preceded him in death.

Surviving is one sister, Elfreeda Carter of Seminole; one brother, Blanton H. Hill jr. of Seminole; two daughters, Jessie Mae Johnson and Requal Hill, both of Oklahoma City; four sons, Everett Hill, Malcolm Hill Sr., Gene Hill and James Hill Jr, all of Oklahoma City; three stepchildren, Exzanty Moore of Oklahoma City, Willetta Hendricks and Keith Moore, both of Georgia; 51 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services were: Everett Hill, Malcolm Hill, Gene Hill, James Hill, Nicholas Hill, Roger Carter, Irvin Carter and Johnny R. Bruner.

Honorary bearers were: Natasha Hill, Nakisha Hill, Shenika Hill, Renita Mitchell, Iva Hill, Roselyn Hill, LaSherra Johnson and Lisa Thomas-Hill.

 

 

 

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Mamie Hill

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Mamie Hill are scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service.

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

Mamie Bernice (Main) Hill, 87 year-old long time Seminole resident passed from this life Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007 at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born Dec. 17, 1919 south of Lincoln County in Oklahoma to parents Cleve Main and Lou (Knight) Main.

Mamie was raised at Strother and attended Strother School, later her family moved to Cromwell where her parents were in the grocery business. Mamie was the youngest of five children.

Mamie married Quinton R. Simon and they had two sons, Donald and Arnold Simon. She later married Raymond G. Hill and they had two daughters, Brenda Hill and Glenda Hill.

Before Mamie and her husband Raymond retired they had owned and operated many businesses in Seminole. Together they owned and operated the Bus Station, two grocery stores; Western Union and Mistletoe Express businesses.

Mamie was always known for her humor, she loved to tell jokes to anyone who knew her loved her quick wit. She had also been a longtime member of Harvey Road Baptist Church in Seminole.

Mamie leaves to cherish her memory one son, Donald and his wife Dottie Simon of Golden Valley, Ariz.; two daughters, Brenda Hill of Seminole and Glenda and her husband Rod Britt of Shawnee.

Six grandchildren also survive: Don Simon, Renita Simon Walker, Mark Simon, all of Las Vegas, Nev., Taylor Britt and Scotlyn Britt, both of Shawnee.

Other survivors include four great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Mamie is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Cleve Main and Lou Main; two sisters, Pearl Grigg and Mary Strand and by one grandson.

Casket bearers will be: Rick McCaslin, Rod Britt, Lonnie Bardwell, Jerry Hill, Terry Britt and Tommy May.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Donna Hobbs

Funeral services for Konawa resident Donna Jean (Austin) Hobbs are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa with Bro. Wade Scott officiating.

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

Hobbs, 55, died Monday, July 16, 2007 at her residence. She was born July 20, 1951 in Midwest City to Mark Austin and Norma Jean (Etchieson).

She was raised in Asher by her grandparents and has been a Konawa resident since 1996.

Hobbs worked as a private home health care nurse and was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Asher and later attended Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Konawa.

Her parents and one grandson preceded her in death.

Surviving are four daughter, Sherie Phillips of Tecumseh, Tina Hobbs of Shawnee, Angela Hobbs of Konawa and Amanda Peterson of Konawa; one brother, David Bertram of Oklahoma City; one sister, Debra Pataki of Konawa; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Serving as casket bearers will be David Phipps, Dustin Peterson, Thomas Hughes, Wade Snodgrass, Anthony Rodriguez and Taylor Snodgrass. 

Honorary bearers will be Lance Snodgrass, Garrett Peterson, Dustin Hobbs and Kenny Snodgrass.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cora Hodges

Memorial services for Seminole resident Cora Nadine (White) Hodges are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday at Amazing Grace Pentecostal Holiness Church in Seminole. Pastor Pat Coffey will officiate the service, assisted by Bro. Glen Peck.

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

Cora Nadine (White) Hodges, 71-years-old, passed from this life Monday, June 4, 2007 at Seminole Medical Center. She was born Feb. 12, 1936 in Daingerfield, Texas to parents James Dennis White and Martha Mae (Moore) White.

Cora married Richard Allan Hodges on July 21, 1951 in Cartwright, Okla. He preceded her in death on May 10, 1988.

Mrs. Hodges had worked as a seamstress for Vanity Fair until her retirement in 1980. She moved to Seminole 18 years ago from Denison, Texas.

She was a member of the Amazing Grace Pentecostal Holiness Church in Seminole.

Cora leaves to cherish her memory two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Barbara Hodges of Shreveport, La., and Stephen and Cherie Hodges of Bowling Green, Ky.; one daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Ormal Wilkerson of Seminole; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Lorraine White of Wills Point, Texas, Ruth Lovallee of Garland, Texas and Ann and Jim Wakefield of Sachse, Texas.

Other survivors include five grandchildren and their spouses, Leslie and David Gregg of Saint Louis, Okla., Billy and Ramona Barneck of Seminole, Charlotte Hodges of Bowling Green, Ky., Cora and Carl Fisk of Newalla and Betty Hodges of Shreveport, La.: 12 great-grandchildren.

Her parents, husband, three brothers and two sisters precede Cora in death.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Dollie Holt

Graveside services for Seminole resident Dollie Mae (Cox) Holt are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Little Cemetery.

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

Holt, 69, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007 at Seminole medical center. She was born Nov. 10, 1937 in Cleveland County, near Noble, to Jessie Steven "Steve" Cox and Mable (McDonald) Cox.

On July 29, 1954 she married James Hendrix Holt in Lamont, Calif.

She retired in 1998 as a quality assurance supervisor at C&H Gauge Company in Tehachapi, Calif.

Holt was affiliated with the Pentecostal faith and had moved back to Oklahoma one and a half years ago from Tehachapi.

Her parents; one son, Steven Nathaniel Holt (2005); five brothers, Edward, Wesley "Brownie", Eugene "Lou", Benny and Larry Cox; and one sister, Mary Griggs, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of 53 years, James Holt of the home; two daughters, Dianna Lynn Holt of Seminole and Judy Ann Holt of California; one son, Clinton Edward Holt of California; one brother, Bobby Lee Cox of Bakersfield, Calif.; three sisters, Margie Patton, Alta Maynord and Viola Cox, all of Bakersfield, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

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Tommie Hord

Funeral services for Konawa resident Tommie Juanita (Thomas) Anderson Hord will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating. 

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

Tommie Juanita (Thomas) Anderson Hord passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at her residence in Konawa after a short but well fought battle with cancer.

She was born on Dec. 3, 1942 in Konawa to Jack and Juanita (Sexton) Thomas. She attended Konawa High School and had lived all her life in the Konawa, Maud and St. Louis area.

Tommie was a Home Health Aid at Central Oklahoma Family Medical Clinic in Konawa for 10 years. She attended Grace Community Church.

She is survived by her husband, Ric Hord of the home; her mother, Juanita Thomas of Konawa; four daughters, Debra Lehman and her husband David of Tecumseh, Dianna Mullins and her husband Roland of Sasakwa, Sharlet Sandlin of Oklahoma City and Barbara Goodman of Altus; two brothers, Bob Thomas of Konawa and Randy Thomas and his wife Pat of Darby, Mont.; two sisters, Connie Prewitt and her husband Roy of Konawa and Tinya Thomas and her husband Mike Murray of Konawa; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Thomas; husband Raymond Anderson; daughter, Raylena Carol Anderson; brother, Dennis Thomas and a great granddaughter, Jacey East.

Serving as honorary bearers will be her nephews.

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Howard

A time of remembrance and reflection for Jennifer Ann Howard of Morgan City, La., will be held today at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City, La., from 6 - 10 p.m. with a Rosary being said at 7 p.m.

Services will continue Saturday, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Saturday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m., officiated by Father Danny Porche. She will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery.

The East St. Mary Parish Veteran’s Funeral Squad will conduct military honors in honor of their fallen comrade.

Services are under the direction of Hargrave Funeral Home, Morgan City, La.

Jennifer Ann Howard, 25, a native of Tyler, Texas, until six months of age, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007, as a result of an automobile accident in Norfolk, Va.

She was a veteran of the United States Navy and served her country in Iraqi Freedom, Liberation of Liberia and was assigned to the USS Iowa Jima.

Her dates of service were from 2001 to 2006, after which she was honorably discharged.

Jennifer attended Central Catholic High School in Morgan City, graduate of 2000, and was a parishioner of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City.

She was an avid pool player and a member of the Pool Club. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing. She also loved music and traveling.

She will be sadly missed by all those who were made better by knowing this wonderful young lady.

She is survived by her father, Pascal M. Howard, Esq., and her mother, Janet Ann Dragna Howard of Morgan City; her brother, Timothy M. Howard of Morgan City; her grandfather, Matt A. Dragna of Morgan City; uncles, Robert Howard and his children of Wewoka, Okla., John C. Howard and his wife, Carolyn, and their children of Edmond, Okla.; Lee Howard and his wife, Carole, and their children of Oklahoma City; Margaret A. Howard Snyder and her husband, Dr. David Snyder, and their children of Edmond, Okla., Barbara Howard Griggs and her children of Yukon, Okla., Joan Howard Imes and her husband, John Imes, and their children of Oklahoma City, James "Jamie" Howard and his wife, Tracy, and their children, of Norman, Okla., Philip Howard and his wife, Jane, of Wewoka, Okla., John Pierce and his wife, Dorthy, of Hot Springs, Ark., Barbara Pierce of Hot Springs, Ark., Anita A. Dragna Stanley and her husband, Herb, of Morgan City, and Celeste A. Dragna of Lafayette; and a host of cousins and friends.

Her grandparents, Robert and Margaret Howard of Wewoka, Okla.; grandmother, Hazel Landry Dragna; two aunts, Mary J. Howard of Oklahoma City and Christine Dragna of Morgan City; and an uncle, Andrea Dragna of Morgan City, preceded her in death.

Pallbearers to serve will be Christopher Boudreaux, Jeremy Howard, James Howard, Kyle Kiker, John Howard and Philip Howard.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lance Burgos, Lonny Burgos, Arlo Burgos, Lance Snyder, Matt Dragna, Lee Dragna, Adam Dragna and Matt Adams

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, American Cancer Society or the Diabetes Research Military Honors.

 

 

 

 

 

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Cleo Hudson

Funeral services for Seminole County native Cleo Leon Hudson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Abundant Life Church in Nocona, Texas with Rev. Rod Messier officiating.

Interment is to follow in Nacona Cemetery under the direction of Scott Morris Funeral Home, Nacona.

Hudson, 76, died Tuesday, June 19, 2007 in Nacona, Texas. He was born on Feb. 28, 1931 in Seminole County to Helen Lucille Bell and Joseph Oscar Hudson.

He served in the United States Army, where he achieved the rank of sergeant. He received the Korean Service Medal, the Bronze Star, and the Combat Infantry Badge.

Hudson was a member of the Nocona Chapter of Disabled American Veterans and had worked in the oilfield, where he had worked his way up from a floor hand to the drilling superintendent.

He had mastered many jobs; construction, woodworker, auto mechanic, and even made boots for the Nocona Boot Company for five years.

His parents and one brother preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Bonnie (Jenkins) Hudson of Nocona; seven children, Cheryl Haley of Amarillo, Texas, Dennis Keith Hudson of Ada, Lawanna Lynn Wisian of Saint Jo, Texas, Calvin Leon Hudson of Huntsville, Texas, Jerry Leon Hudson of Nocona, Laren Ray Hudson of Gainesville, Texas and Karen Faye Krahl of Gainesville; five siblings, Vera Doran and June Morgan, both of Konawa, Charlie Hudson of Maud, Afton Hudson of New Mexico and Tommy Hudson of Sasakwa; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

 

Bobby Huggins

Memorial services with military honors for longtime Konawa area resident Bobby Glen Huggins are scheduled for Wednesday 10 a.m. at Konawa Cemetery with Pastor Pam Shirk officiating.        

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

Bobby Glen Huggins died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at his residence in Konawa at the age of 74.  He was born on Dec. 12, 1932 in Konawa to Walter Clifford and Edith Mae (Bowerman) Huggins. 

Bobby married Veda Mae (Abbott) on Dec. 19, 1955 in Ada. She preceded him in death on June 23, 2005.

Bobby enlisted in he United States Air Force and served in Japan during the Korean War. He attained the rank of Master Sergeant. 

He received an honorable discharge and retired from the Air Force having served his country proudly for 37 years. 

After retirement, he assisted with the American Legion Honor Guard for several years.  He also worked as a machinist at Tinker Field.

His parents and one brother, Walter Clifford Huggins, also preceded him in death.

He is survived by two sons, Glen Huggins of Tucson, Ariz. and Ted Huggins of Konawa; two daughters, Kay Coleman and Beth Woody of Konawa; one sister, Jean Wingert of Benecia, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, Robert Huggins, Dana Brooks, Jennifer Huggins, Andrea Brantly, Susan Coleman, Josh Coleman, Cassandra Woody, Chris Woody, Whitney Huggins, Alisha Huggins and Tyler Huggins; four great-grandchildren, Cameron, Macy, Corey and Bryson and a host of other family and friends.

 

 

 

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James Hughes

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident James August Hughes are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Norma Tate and Rev. Allen Wood officiating.

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

Hughes, 87, died Friday, July 26, 2007 at his home. He was born on Aug. 21, 1919 in Hinton, Okla., to Lee Delbert Hughes and Carrie Derigo.

On Nov. 26, 1951 he married Janice Marshall in Shawnee.

As a teenager he began working as a baker at Skaggs Alpha Beta Store and then came to Seminole; opened the bakery in Homeland, and then opened and worked at the bakery at Western Sizzler.

Hughes has lived in the area for 37 years having moved from California.

He was a minister from 1968 to 1978 and was a member of Freewill Baptist Church.

Hughes enjoyed baking and attended the Seminole Chieftain football games. He rode his motorcycle until the age of 80.

His parents and one daughter, Cheryl Hughes Johnson, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; two sons, James Hughes of Dallas, Texas and Ken Hughes of Seminole; two daughters, Cindy Scott and Lisa Fry, both of Seminole; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Michael Johnson, Davis Azlin, John Hughes, Jeremy Hughes, Adam Botsford and Tommy Lucas.

Honorary bearers will be Dennis Hughes, Caleb Tackett, Chase Tackett, Zachary Tackett, Stevie Hughes, Jack Johnson, Brandon Raley, Angie Johnson, Katie Judd, Kyla Licwinko and Kendra Dahl.

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

 

 

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Orion Hunt

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Orion Kenneth Hunt were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Matthew United Methodist Church with Rev. Bruce Brotherton officiating.

Full military honors followed at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens with services under the direction of Ford Funeral Service, Midwest City.

Hunt died Saturday, June 30, 2007 in Midwest City. He was born March 8, 1017 in Mammoth Springs, Ark., to John Fisher Hunt and Iuka (Woodall) Hunt.

The family moved from Arkansas to Oklahoma during the Oil boom, where his family was in the grocery business in Weleetka, Henryetta, Konawa and Seminole.

Hunt entered the United States Army during World War II, the same day his brother, Captain John F. Hunt, Jr. was killed defending the Philippine Islands.

He was a Scout in the 90th Infantry Division and drove off into the English Channel with his waterproof jeep during the Normandy invasion of Utah Beach in France.

Hunt was wounded at the Saar River near the Siegfried line in Germany. He received the Purple Heart, Silver Service Star, and five major battle stars: Normandy, Rhineland, Ardennes, Northern France and Central Europe.

He was awarded the Croix De Guerre Avec Etoile De Bronze from the French Government and the Bronze Arrowhead for participating in the assault waves of the amphibious landing on the enemy occupied coast of France.

Hunt received his high school diploma from Seminole High School as part of his military service and is a Charter Member of St. Matthew United Church of Midwest City.

He was a lifetime Democrat and a proud supporter of the Lyle Boren family.

Surviving is his niece, Jo Ann Hunt of Ada and his nephew, John R. "Bob" Hunt of Oklahoma City.

 

 

 

 

 

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JoAnn Hunter

Graveside services for Wewoka resident JoAnn Marie (Wade) Hunter are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. at Oakwood Cemetery, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Hunter was born Feb. 24, 1937 at Wewoka to Charles Alva and Ethel Mae (Boster) Wade and passed away Jan. 13, 2007 at the age of 69.

She graduated from Kerman High School in Kerman, Calif. She was of the Baptist Faith.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Charles and Ethel Wade; sister, Ruby Carey; and two brothers, Charles and William Wade.

Survivors include children, Dean Hunter, Leland, N.C., Sandra Marie Dunlap, Wewoka, Alfred Wade Hunter Jr., Hackett, Ark., Pamela Stewart, Wetumka, and Teri Manahan, Meza, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren; brother, Cecil Wade, Holdenville; and sisters, Mae Soares and Betty Ruhl, both of California.

 

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Lamarr Hunter

Funeral services for former Earlsboro resident, Lamarr Kenneth Hunter, are scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Word Aflame Church at 9029 East Reno in Midwest City, with interment to follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Spencer.

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

Hunter, of Midwest City, died Friday, April 27, 2007. He was born on March 10, 1952 to Luther Lee Hunter Sr. and Lola Lee (James) Hunter.

He grew up in the community of Spencer, Okla., and attended Rose Hill Elementary and graduated from Jones High School.

In 1972 Hunter started working at Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City. He also served his country in the United States Air Force Reserves for 16 years and retired from Tinker Air Force Base after 35 years on March 9, 2007.

Hunter joined New Hope Baptist Church at an early age, and is currently a member at the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Jones.

On June 9, 1984 in Shawnee, he married Joann (Jody) Stargell Hunter and to this union no children were born.

His parents, Luther Lee Hunter, Sr. and mother Lola Lee James and one brother, Larry D. Hunter, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; brothers, Leo Hunter of Edmond and Luther Lee Hunter Jr. of Spencer and sisters, Lee Ana Dumas of Spencer, Josie Simmons of Midwest City, Linda Hunter-Chang of Midwest City, Barbara Jean Jones of Oklahoma City, and Sharon Hunter Vick of Owasso.

 

 

 

 

 

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Shirley Hunter

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole County resident Shirley Janet Hunter are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Shirley Hunter passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007 in Holdenville, at the age 67. She was born on Dec. 9, 1939 in Anadarko, Okla.

She met and married a semi-pro baseball player, Martin L. Hunter, whom she said she would spend the rest of her life with; together they spent 49 wonderful years together. They were married on March 8, 1955 in Reno, Nev.

Her parents, and one son, Robert L. Hunter, precede her in death.

She is survived by her husband Martin L. Hunter of Holdenville; and two daughters Kelly Currier and Carla Malouf, both of Wetumka. Ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive her.

Pallbearers will be Robert Malouf, Bob Malouf, William Malouf, Randall Malouf and Jessie Bunyard. 

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

 "Momma we’ll miss you".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hershel Huskins

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Hershel Huskins are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Highway Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Hershel Huskins passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007 in Shawnee, at the age of 69. He was born on Jan. 23, 1938 in Ft. Towsen, Okla., to Samuel Glen and Dorothy Estell (Melton) Huskins.

He married Jessie "Faye" (Jackson) Huskins on Dec. 20, 1957 in Shafter, Calif.

He was a repairman for General Motors for over thirty years working in California and Oklahoma City. He retired in 1993. He was a member of the Highway Baptist Church in Little.

His parents and one brother precede him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Jessie "Faye" Huskins of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law: Dale Huskins of Shawnee and Hershel Dean and Melanie Huskins of Shawnee; two daughters and sons-in-law: Anna and Chuck Allen of Canton, Ohio and Amber and Dave Garrison of Eufaula; and one sister and brother-in-law: Edith and Troy Cunningham of Coolidge, Ariz.

He is also survived by 12 grandchildren: RJ, Shannon, Christopher, Chad, Brandon, April, Joshua, Kylie, Nicole, Nicholas, Nathan and Nolan and eight great-grandchildren: Timothy, Julianna, Bricen, Sean, Abigail, Ruben, Alexis and Katherine.

Pallbearers will be: Brandon Huskins, R.J. Allen, Christopher Huskins, Chad Huskins, Nathan Hardin, Nolan Hardin, David Unruh and Dale Haskins. Honorary bearer will be: Nicholas Hardin.

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

 

 

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Charlotte Inman

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Charlotte Elizabeth Inman are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Sparks officiating.

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

Charlotte, 70, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2007 in Shawnee. She was born Oct. 2, 1936 in Carr City, southwest of Seminole, to William J. Melton and Lennie C. (Owens) Melton.

On June 30, 1952 Charlotte married Keith Inman in Ada. She was a homemaker, mother, grandmother and wife.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and she enjoyed her family and cooking.

Surviving is her husband of the home in Seminole; three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Sandy Inman of Huntsville, Ala., Roger and Melody Inman of Shawnee and David and Susan Lawyer of Lindale, Texas; one sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Somer Jones of Seminole; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family requests that donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

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

 

 

 

 

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Nora Isaacs

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident, Nora Alice Isaacs, will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Grace Community Church in Vamoosa with Rev. Drew A. Isaacs and Rev. Alan Isaacs, officiating.

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

Nora Alice (Muncrief) Isaacs passed away Tuesday, Oct.  9, 2007, at Ballard Nursing Center in Ada at the age of 85 years. She was born Oct. 31, 1921 in Byng, Okla., to Robert and Ellen Muncrief.

She attended Byng Schools and was a member of the women’s high school basketball team.That team was well known in the late 1930’s for winning 98 games in a row.

Nora married Beecher Samuel Isaacs on Aug. 8, 1942 in Konawa and he preceded her in death on March 30, 2001.

She was a loving homemaker and a member of Grace Community Church.

She is survived by four sons, Gary Isaacs and his wife Susi of Konawa, Aaron Isaacs and his wife Debbie of Colorado City, Colo., David Isaacs and his wife Janet of Pima, Ariz., and Drew Isaacs and his wife Phyllis of Konawa; two sisters, Laverne Penberthy of Grand Junction, Colo., and Margie Marshall of Kansas City, Mo.; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Her parents; five brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death.   

Serving as casket bearers will be Alan, Nathan, Jonathan, Micah, Seth and Justin Isaacs.  Honorary bearers will be Cristy Wood, Sherri Isaacs, Marci Isaacs and Tracy Isaacs.

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

 

 

 

Albert Ivey

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Albert Leonard "A.L." "Babe" Ivey are scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday at Heartland Family Church on Strothers Ave. in Seminole.

Interment will follow at Thrace Cemetery in Bowlegs. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service.

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

Albert Leonard "A.L." "Babe" Ivey, 72, passed from this life, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 in Texarkana, Texas. He was born Feb. 9, 1935 in Vamoosa, Okla., to parents Walter Kevin Ivey and Mary Elizabeth (Hunley) Ivey.

Mr. Ivey was raised in the Bowlegs, Vamoosa area and went on to serve in the United States Army.

He married Clonia "Faye" Batesel on Feb. 18, 1956 in Purcell, Okla. He worked at Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City for 19 years then he worked for Red River Army Base in New Boston, Texas for 10 years until his retirement in 1990.

He loved to build "Stock Cars" and enjoyed racing in Ada, Okla.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Ivey of the home; one son, Jeffery Ivey of DeKalb, Texas; two daughters and a son-in-law, Teri E. Stanberry of Bonham, Texas and Cheri E. and her husband Randall Stanfill of Rogers, Ark.; one brother and sister-in-law, James H. and Sue Ivey of Konawa; one sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth "Betty" and "Manny" Salcedo of Fairfield, Calif.; four grandchildren: Sgt. Christopher Stanberry of Afghanistan, Jerimiah Stanfill of Rogers, Ark., Justa Henson of Rogers, Ark., and Jessica Stanfill of Rogers, Ark.; two great-grandchildren: Olivia Grace Lucas of Rogers, Ark., and Preston Taylor Stanfill of Rogers, Ark.

Also surviving is a host of other family and friends.

Mr. Ivey is preceded in death by his parents.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Annie Jackson

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Annie Belvia Jackson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cromwell Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Andy Young officiating.

Burial will follow at Sand Creek cemetery under the direction of Schumacher Funeral Home, Okemah.

Jackson, 91 died Wednesday, March 13, 2007 in a Tulsa hospital. She was born June 24, 1915 in Okfuskee County to Lou Finney and Walter Lee Brown.

She lived most of her life in the Okemah area ands wa married to Robert Jackson for 59 years.

Jackson was a member of the Arbeka Indian Methodist Church.

Her husband (1990), parents, three brothers, Otis, Bill and Jack Brown and one sister, Helen, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her sons, Bobby Lee Jackson and Mike Harjo; two daughters, Martha Imogene Jackson of the home and Ann Marie Harjo of Okemah; two sisters, Janette Worley of Tulare, Calif., and Christine Luttrell of Okemah and seven grandchildren.

Pall bearers for the services will be Robby Chad, Chris and Johnny Harjo, Boone Griffin and Roger Chambers.

Billy Wayne Jackson

A memorial graveside service for longtime Wewoka resident and former head coach of the Tigers, Billy Wayne Jackson is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Bill passed away Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007 in Oklahoma City. He was born March 29, 1935 in Oklahoma City to W.F. and Maggie (Young) Jackson.

He graduated from Agra High School and served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Bill was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wewoka.

Mr. Jackson received his B.A. degree History from Central State University and his Master’s of Education degree from East Central University in Ada.

Bill taught and coached football, baseball, track and weightlifting in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma City.

In 1966 his Wewoka Tiger football team won the State Championship.

He loved coaching, reading books, traveling and stating his opinions.

In December 1955 he married Wynema Paukei in Oklahoma City and to this union three children were born.

His parents, wife and a brother, Jack Jackson preceded him in death.

Surviving is his son, Wayne Jackson of Wewoka; daughters, Kelly Porter of Amarillo, Texas and Wyma Gural of The Colony, Texas; brother, Edward Jackson of Linden, Wash. and grandchildren, Lori Stieman of Jacksonville, Fla., Kimberly Porter of Hereford, Texas, Sarah Porter of London, England, and great-grandson, Caden Steiman of Jacksonville, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the American Heart Association, 5700 N. Portland, OKC, OK 73112.

 

 

 

 

 

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Johnnie Jackson Jr.

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Johnnie Maurice Jackson, Jr. are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Galilee Temple of Praise, Seminole, with Elder James Young officiating.

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

Jackson, 20 of Oklahoma City, died Saturday, July 21, 2007 in Oklahoma City. He was born Jan. 9, 1987 in Ada to Johnnie and La’Trece (Berry) Jackson.

He lived in Seminole County and attended grade school her before moving to Oklahoma City. Jackson attended Highway Church of God in Christ.

Surviving are his parents of the home; daughter, Da’Jhnia Jackson; sisters. Natasha Jackson, Shallissa Jackson, Alexandria Jackson and Tahjanae Jackson, all of Oklahoma City and brother, Jamaal Jackson of Oklahoma City.

 

 

 

Lagan Jackson

Services for Ada resident Lagan Zachary Jackson were held today at 2 p.m. at Smith-Phillips Funeral Home in Ada.

Interment followed at Swan Hill Cemetery in Ada with Rev. James E. Jackson officiating.

Services were under the direction of Smith-Phillips Funeral Home, Ada.

Jackson died Monday, Dec. 17, 2007 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada. He was born Dec. 17, 2007 in Ada to Rev. James Richard Jackson and Amy Annette Anderson Jackson.

He is survived by his parents of Ada; paternal grandparents, James and Brenda Jackson of Davenport; maternal grandparents, Standle and Christine Anderson of Ada; paternal great-grandparents, Jack and Rachel Cohea of Irving, Texas, and Richard and Sue Jackson of Wewoka; and maternal great-grandparents, M.L. and Margaret Whitwell of Ada.

Randy Jackson

Funeral services for Holdenville resident Randy Jackson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Holdenville.

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

Randy went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, April 12, 2007 in Okfuskee County at the age of 23. He was born March 21, 1984 in Holdenville.

He graduated from Holdenville High School and continued to make his home there. Randy loved playing basketball, fishing, and would never miss an OSU game.

Randy enjoyed working in the oil field and thought a great deal of all his co-workers. He was employed by Bronco Drilling at the time of his death.

Randy was a good man, full of life and joy everyday. The family knows Randy is looking down and saying "Don’t you dare cry for me because I’ve never known such happiness as I now know. Find joy in something everyday and never let your love fade for anyone."

His grandparents, Frank and Pat Cherry Jr. and a great-grandmother, Esther Leathermother, preceded Randy in death.

Survivors include Randy’s wife of four years, Brandi; son, Julius Desmon Jackson (age 17 months), both of the home; mother, Teresa Harris; sister, Christy Harjo; one special nephew, Blake Harjo; stepfather, Charlie Harris, all of Holdenville; mother-in-law, Iola Eddington; sisters-in-law, T’era and Whitney Combest and brother-in-law, Kameron "Pod’ner" Daniels, all of Holdenville.

Randy also leaves behind numerous other relatives and many, many friends.

Pallbearers for the services will be: Brandon Barnett, Wesley Sanford, Bobby Sanford, Vinny Rodriquez, Josh Brewer and Jeff Lucas.

 

 

 

 

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Richard Jackson

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Richard Allen Jackson, Sr., are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday at the Historic Strothers Chapel located in Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole. Rev. Kelly Sampson will officiate the service.

Interment will follow with military honors at Maple Grove Cemetery.

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

Jackson, 69 of Miami, Okla., died Wednesday, June 13, 2007. He was born May 19, 1938 in Santa Cruz, Calif., to Lester Edward Jackson and Pearl Mildred (Harbison) Jackson.

On May 30, 1962 he married Theresa Yvonne Cowan. He served in the United States Air Force enlisting in 1961, and then enlisted in the United States Army retiring in May of 1998.

During his service he earned the Air Force Good Conduct Medal and the Air Force Longevity Service Award. He later received the Army Good Conduct Medal, Markmans (rifle) Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

When Jackson retired from the Army he had earned the rank of Sergeant First Class (E7).

He lived in Oklahoma where he received his Masters in education and was an educator for many years. He was a member of the Apostolic Lighthouse Church in Racine, Mo.

Jackson was also a member of the V.F.W. where he had served as a service officer. He was also active in the jail and prison ministries.

His biological father, Lester Edward Jackson; his mother, Pearl Mildred (Harbison) Jackson-Buchanan and his father who raised him, James Samuel Buchanan preceded him in death.

Also preceding him in death is one son, Richard Allen Jackson, Jr., and two granddaughters.

Survivors include his wife, Theresa (Cowan) Jackson of the home; four daughters, Terri Gilker of Elberta, Ala., Veronica Vazquez of Miami, Okla., Tammy Campbell of Silverhill, Ala., and Melody Lamb of Miami, Okla.; three brothers, Gerald Gable of Las Vegas, Nev., Raymond Buchanan of Oklahoma City and Alvin Buchanan of Oklahoma City; one sister, Wanda June Rolfes of Florissant, Mo.; 17 grandchildren, five great grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be: Heath Barnes, Derrick Barnes, Jaime Vazquez, Charles Lamb III, Darrell Cambell and Darrell Jones, Jr.

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

 

 

 

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Charley James

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Charley James are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole.

Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole with military honors.

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

James, 81, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007 at his home. He was born Sept. 25, 1925 in Seminole to parents, McKinley "Sonny" James and Willie Lee (Moore) James.

He attended Booker T. Washington School in Seminole and went on to join the United States Army.

On Nov. 2, 1943 he married Lertie V. (Mitchell) James in Seminole; she preceded him in death March 25, 1998.

James worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Seminole and in 1971 he had worked his way up to a lineman for the company.

He retired April 1, 1979 after 30 years with Southwestern Bell. Following his retirement from Southwestern Bell he installed phone jacks in homes.

And on April 1, 1949 he started as a janitor with his own company, Charley James Janitorial, and worked as such for many years.

James was a member of the Church of The Living God. He was also active in other community activities working with the local Boy Scouts, driving a school bus and even running for city council.

He was also a member of the Seminole American Legion Post #204, and also operated, "Charley James Fireworks Stand" for many years.

Surviving is one daughter, Charlesetta (James) Richardson of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Spencer James and Arnold James; two grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

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

 

 

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Lois Jenkins

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Lois Velma (Sapp) Jenkins are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Christ, Little, with Rusty Dawson officiating.

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

Lois passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2007 at the Heritage Villa Nursing Center in Bartlesville at the age of 94. She was born April 25, 1913 in Warner, Okla., to John C. and Nora (McDaniel) Sapp.

On March 21, 1931 she married Alva E. Jenkins in Seminole and he preceded her in death in 1973.

She was a homemaker and was a member of the Adams Boulevard Church of Christ in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She became a Christian and was baptized in the Church of Christ in 1933.

Her parents; husband, Alva E. Jenkins; four sisters, Hazel Fleming, Thelma Barnes, Irene Wills and Rosine Musgrave and two grandchildren, Kathy Magnauck and Don Dixon preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Benny R. and Kay Jenkins of Broken Arrow; three daughters and son-in-law, Maxine Jenkins of Elizabeth, W.V., Faye Wozniak of Oklahoma City, and Shirley and Curtis Ballew of Bartlesville; one brother, Earl Sapp of Tulsa and one sister, Gladys Kennedy of California.

Twelve grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren also survive her.

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

 

 

 

 

Billy Johns

Memorial services for former Seminole resident Billy J. Johns are being planned for a later date.

Mr. Johns passed away Thursday, March 8, 2007 at the home of his brother, Calvin R. Johns, after a long illness.

He was born April 13, 1933 in Oklmulgee to Calvin and Hattie Johns and he attended Ebenezer Baptist Church of Seminole.

He attended Booker T. Washington High School in Seminole following, which he matriculated at Tennessee State University and earned his B.S. degree and was a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

Following this he studied at Pratt Institute of Art in New York City, N.Y.

He is survived by his brother, Calvin Johns M.D. (Barbara); nephews, Dennis, Calvin III, Jacques, Mark, Clark (Elna); nieces, Janice (Steven) and Charisse; grandnieces and nephews, Annette, Marquita, Jacques Jr., Clark Jr., Ashley and Wynter.

 

 

Betty Johnson

Longtime Seminole resident Betty "Lulu" Johnson passed away on July 8, 2007, at Seminole Medical Center at the age of 72.

She was born on Jan. 10, 1935, in Little Rock, Ark., to Sylvester and Opal (Loftis) Howard.

She married Dallas Johnson in Seminole in 1974. She was a cook in Seminole for many years before retiring.

She is survived by her husband Dallas Johnson of the home; daughter and son-in-law Debbie and Johnny Wheeler of Konawa; three grandchildren, Stacy Walker and her spouse Steve Willis of Konawa, Ronnie Walker and spouse Genny of Ardmore, and Angela Wheeler and spouse Terrance of Ada; four brothers: Harley Howard of Seminole, Jimmy Howard of Seminole, Kenneth Howard of Seminole, and Rick Howard of Shawnee; two sisters: Sylvia Graves of Perry and Gail Anderson of Norman.

She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren: Dakota, Dustin and Dalton Walker, Kayla and Sammy Walker and Trevon and Brianna Wheeler.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one son, David Stanley Hill; and one brother, Curtis Howard.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at Little Cemetery with Bruce Benson and Nita Morland officiating.

Pallbearers will be: Ronnie Walker, Dustin Walker, Johnny Wheeler, Steve Willis, Dakota Walker and Manuel Rivas.

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

Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 100 W. Strother, Seminole, Oklahoma 74868.

Flora Johnson

A memorial service for Seminole resident Flora "Flo" (Scott) Johnson is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home with Dan Factor officiating.

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

Johnson, 67, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007 in Norman, She was born Dec. 21, 1939 in Scott, Ark., to Walter and Ruth (Lackie) Scott.

She has been a resident for the past 15 years and worked in the healthcare field as a caregiver in Coalgate, Okla., and was a member of Akasvmkv (Faith) Baptist Church of Wewoka.

Her parents; husband, Robert Duncan; two sons, Alan and David Butler; and brother, Clarence Scott, preceded her in death.

Surviving is one son, Jeffrey Lee Butler of Seminole; two daughters, Carolyn Pitts of Cabot, Ark., and Sheila Ashford of Seminole and three sisters, Judy and Ruby Scott, and Bettye Krzewinski, all of Lonoke, Ark.

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

 

 

 

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Lewis Johnson Sr.

Funeral services for Holdenville resident, Lewis Wallace Johnson Sr., are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church with Rev. George Harjochee officiating.

Burial is to follow at Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home, Holdenville.

Johnson died Thursday, March 8, 2007 in Midwest City at the age of 68. He was born April 30, 1938 in Holdenville to Dave Walker and Helen Helms.

He remained a Holdenville resident all of his life and was a member of Tookparfka Baptist Church.

On March 7, 1960 he married Elouise Beaver in Sulphur. He worked on the pipeline and was a member of their local union.

On son, Curtis Johnson and one sister, Bonnie Mae Harjo, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; children, Wallace Johnson Jr., Mary Johnson, Daniel Johnson, Connie Harper, Janice Birdcreek, Charlotte Johnson and Christopher Johnson; brother, Alfred Walker; sister, Irene Bailey; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be T. Ray Bighead, JD Smallwood, Terry Smallwood, Sam Beaver, Robin Beaver and George Franks.

 

 

 

Lucille Johnson

Funeral services for Lucille Johnson will be 1 p.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Lester Tim and Rev. Charles Craig officiating and burial to follow at the Harjo Family Cemetery.

Wake services will be Sunday at 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Lucille went to be with our Heavenly Father on Aug. 31, 2007 at the age of 72. She was born July 5, 1935 in Wewoka to William (Bill) and Bessie-Ceasar Harjo.

Lucille worked at Big Yank Corporation for many years and moved on to be a Home Health Provider where she later retired.

She was a very active church member and highly respected among her family and friends.

Lucille married Sam Johnson on Nov. 19, 1954. She loved gospel singings and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, J.R. Williams.

Beloved survivors include her husband Sam Johnson and their children Linda Ellis and husband Russell, Carolyn Williams, Ronald (Sonny) Johnson and wife Ramona, Eddie Johnson and wife Brenda, Mark Johnson and Terri Haney, Charles (Chuck) Johnson and wife Christie, Temena Downey and husband Robert; grandchildren Denea White, Andrea Ellis, Dana Barriga, Ronalda Williams, Kenneth Williams, Michael Melton, Shannon Johnson, Robert Johnson, Jeremy Johnson, Nathaniel Johnson and their mother Teresa Johnson, Cheri Johnson and Angela Marshall; great-grandchildren Troyce, Hannah, Ramey, Elias, Joshua, Caleb, Sommer, Albert Jr., Courageous, Hayden, Jace, Jonathan, Libby, Alyssa, Tanner, Makayla, and Sydney; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be her sons Sonny Johnson, Eddie Johnson, Mark Johnson and Chuck Johnson.

Willard B. Johnson

Graveside services for longtime Seminole County resident Willard B. Johnson were scheduled for 10 a.m. today, Sept. 4, 2007, at the Earlsboro Cemetery in Earlsboro.

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

Johnson died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, in the Norman Regional Hospital, at the age of 60.

Johnson was born in the Earlsboro area on Jan. 5, 1947, to Frank W. Johnson and Dolly M. (Hamilton) Johnson.

He worked in construction and raised cattle.

Johnson was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Alvino Johnson; and a brother.

He is survived by his companion Wilma Gaines; two sons, Willard Johnson Jr. and Rodrick B. Johnson, both of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Marquita Johnson; three sisters Frances Jean Norman of Earlsboro, Barbara Warrior or Kansas City, Mo., and Betty Sample of Earlsboro; two brothers, Frank D. Johnson of Tecumseh and Emmanuel L. Johnson of Earlsboro; and three grandchildren.

 

 

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Barbara Johnsten

Memorial services for longtime Konawa resident Barbara Ann (Stokes) Johnsten are to be held in April 2008.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Johnsten died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007 at Boyce Manor Nursing Home in Holdenville, at the age of 72. She was born April 1, 1935 in Konawa to James Daniel and Elvy Mae (Potter) Stokes.

On Feb. 14, 1981 she married Raymond "Ray" Carl Johnsten in Bakersfield, Calif. They moved to Konawa from Wofford Heights, Calif., in 1983.

She was a member of the Church of Christ and had worked as a cashier, home health aid and seamstress, for several years.

Her husband (Sept. 20, 1989); her parents; one son, Carl Richard "Butch" Hollis; two grandsons; and three brothers, Hubert, Clarence and Pete Stokes, preceded her in death.

Surviving are three daughters: Marjorie Maxwell of Konawa, Shirley Hollis of Konawa, and Pat Colvin of Casper, Wyo.; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cleopatra Johnston

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident Cleopatra (Franklin) Johnston are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Konawa Pentecostal Holiness Church.

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

Johnston, 95, died on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at Granbury Care Center in Granbury, Texas. She was born April 11, 1912 in Comanche, Texas to Charles Sledge Franklin and Cleopatra (Isom) Franklin.

She married Otis Sidney Johnston on Oct. 19, 1929 in Pauls Valley, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 4, 1987. They were married for over 58 years and raised four children.

Johnston was a resident of Konawa from 1954-2001, when she was no longer able to be in her own home due to health problems.

She was a pastor’s wife and served beside her husband for many years at a number of Pentecostal Holiness Churches in Oklahoma. Johnston was a friend and mentor to the residents of the various churches and small towns.

In her middle years, she owned her own drapery business. She enjoyed playing scrabble, cooking, baking.

Her parents, one daughter Rose Deahn Tilley (July 4, 1981), and four brothers, Carl Edwin, Wayne, Merle and Doyle Franklin also preceded her in death.

Surviving is one daughter, Yvonne Remona Barrows of Big Bear, Calif.; two sons, Charles Sidney Johnston of League City, Texas and Otis A. Johnston of Granbury, Texas; two brothers, Eldred "Guy" Franklin of Mustang and Cecil Franklin of Eugene, Ore.; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Audrey Jones

Funeral services for Audrey Marie Jones of Sasakwa will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Phillips Mullins officiating.

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

Mrs. Jones passed away Sunday, July 1, 2007 in Midwest City at the age of 64 years. She was born Dec. 1, 1942 in Wewoka to Roy and Bernetta (Hamilton) Gammons.

She attended Sasakwa Schools and was a member of Central Christian in McAlester; Eastern Star and the Carter County Extension Club.

She enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, traveling and spending time with her family.

On Aug. 4, 1958 she married James (Dale) Jones in Sasakwa and to this marriage two children were born.

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

Survivors include: husband, Dale Jones of the home; daughters, Daylene Freeman and husband Kevin of Ardmore and Donna Vaughn and husband Ralph of McAlester; one grandson; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Eunice Smith of Frisco, Texas, Lois Boyce of Tulsa and Wanda Shores of Ada; brothers, DeRay Gammons of Wilburton, James Gammons of Sasakwa and Johnny Gammons of Cromwell; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

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Bettye Jones

Funeral services for Bettye Jean (Cook) Randall Jones, 72-year-old Maud resident, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud.

Rev. Carl Whitfield and Chaplain Donnie Knight will officiate the services with interment to follow at Cummings Cemetery.

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

Bettye passed from this life Sunday, July 29, 2007 in Shawnee. She was born May 4, 1935 in Fannin County, Texas to parents Noble K. Cook and Lillie (Taylor) Cook.

Following her graduation from High School, Bettye attended North Texas Business College. She was also a member of Southmayd Baptist Church in Texas.

Bettye married her first husband Ray Randall and he preceded her in death in 1967.

Bettye then married C.A. Jones, Jr. on Jan. 3, 1968 in Sherman, Texas. She was a mother and a homemaker.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, C.A. Jones of the home in Maud; one daughter and son-in-law, Casey and Larry Garren of Maud; two sons and daughters-in-law, Allen and Jenetta Jones of Pottsboro, Texas and Randy and Trish Jones of Sherman, Texas; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Alice and Woodie Simmons of Kemp, Texas and Billie Brown of Grand Prarie, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Kirby of Howe, Texas and Berniece and husband Lewis Williams of Sherman, Texas; brother-in-law, Bill Jones and wife Tina of Southmayd, Texas and brother-in-law, Bill Turman of Southmayd, Texas; five grandchildren: Jessica Jones of Gunter, Texas, Josh Jones of Sherman, Texas, Kaley Garren of Maud, Jordy Garren of Maud and Robert Rodriguez of Maud.

Bettye is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Ray Randall in 1967;one sister, Ava Turman and one brother-in-law, Herbert Brown.

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

 

 

 

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Marguerie Jones

Graveside services for Wewoka native Marguerie Jones are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Westwood Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Myers Mortuary, Wewoka.

Jones, 66 of Bakersfield, Calif., died Friday, Aug. 17, 2007 at Mercy Southwest Hospital. She was born Sept. 5, 1940 in Wewoka to Dave Henderson and Mildred Chandler Jones.

She attended school in Wewoka and graduated from Douglas High School in 1958. She lived most of her life in Seminole County all of her school years.

While working as a computer programmer analyst for Main Frame Computers, she also earned a Bachelor’s degree in journalism at San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif., and a Master’s degree from Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City.

Her parents, five sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.

Surviving is one uncle, Wayne C. Chandler of Oklahoma City.

 

 

 

Milton Jones

Graveside services for Seminole resident, Milton Jones are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Maple Grove Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Jones died on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center at the age of 82. He was born on September 27, 1924 to Lee and Edna (Earl) Jones.

He was a ranch hand in Kansas for many years. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He also served several years in the United States Army.

His parents, one sister, Sarah Belle Hall and three brothers, Allen, Harry and Ben Jones precede him in death.

One sister, Dorothy Harden of Seminole, survives him.

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

 

 

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Ralph Jones

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Ralph Jones are scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Pastor Drew Isaacs, Ron Faulk and Bob Brown officiating.

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

Ralph Jones passed away on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007 at his home at the age of 70. Ralph was born in Tonkawa, Okla., March 1, 1936, to George W. Jones and Leona (Taylor) Jones.

He graduated from Nowata High School in 1954 and married Fredilene (Cordes) Jones in 1957 in Tulsa.

Ralph graduated from Tulsa University in 1958 with a degree in petroleum engineering and went to work for Amerada Petroleum at Tioga, N. D. Later he spent two years in the Tulsa office, four years in Louisiana, and four years in Alberta, Canada.

He left Amerada in 1969, moving back to Tulsa from Alberta and going to work for White Shield Oil & Gas as a department manager.

In 1973 he left White Shield Oil and Gas and started his own business, Genesis, Inc., traveling as a consultant, with much work in the Seminole area.

In 1976 Genesis, Inc. became the operator of oil and gas leases for Pawnee Petroleum and others, and Ralph and his family moved from Tulsa to Seminole in 1977.

In February 2004 a house church was begun called Fresh Bread Fellowship and Ralph became the pastor. He saw this as a very important commission from the Lord, and put his heart and his life into this work for God.

He loved the Lord with every part of his being and talked about Him to everyone he saw, which God blessed mightily.

Ralph was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He touched many lives and will be greatly missed. But if he could speak to us now, he would tell us to focus on the Lord and make Him the center of our lives, for only then can we find true peace, happiness, and fulfillment.

His parents, one brother Jerry and one daughter Sheron Argo precede him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Fredilene of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Dana Jones of Tulsa; daughter, Amy Lunday of Seminole; brother and sister-in-law, Weldon and Patti Jones of Tulsa and Fred and Wendy Argo of Wewoka.

Twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive him.

Pallbearers will be: Ryan Van Meter, Bill Geyer, Eric Lunday, Fred Argo, Thom Wood, and Les Hilst.

Honorary Bearers will be: Jeff Walden, Ed Morgal, Ray Eppler and Ronnie Dice.

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

 

 

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Robert Jones

Graveside services with full military honors for Konawa area resident, Robert Howard Jones, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2007 at Vamoosa Cemetery with Pastor Pam Shirk officiating. 

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

Jones died Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at the VA Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 64.  He was born on Jan. 2, 1943 in El Paso, Texas to Robert Walton Jones and Esther Mae "Pill" (Longan) Jones.

He enlisted in the military in 1963 and served in the United States Navy, National Guard and later received an honorable discharge from the United States Army on Nov. 4, 1976.

Jones served with the Army during the Vietnam War in Vietnam, Korea and Germany. He was wounded in action and received the Purple Heart.

He also received several other medals and ribbons including the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Combat Infantryman Badge and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, among others.

He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Black Horse Regiment of the 11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia.

Jones married Donna (Compston) Conger on May 26, 2002 in Mannford, Okla. They attended the First United Methodist Church in Konawa. 

His parents and one brother, John Clifton Jones, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Donna of the home; two stepdaughters, Jeannie Cox of Mannford and Marie Prewett of Konawa; one brother, David Lee Jones of Norman; two sisters, Mary Angelia Jones of Tulsa and Kathryn Thompson of Gravette, Ark., and six grandchildren.

 

 

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Warren Jones

Services for longtime Wewoka resident Warren Stanley Jones were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2007, at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Vallandingham officiating.

Interment followed in the Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Warren passed away Friday, July 6, 2007, at the Wewoka Nursing Center at the age of 85.

He was born May 22, 1922. in Medford, Mass., to John and Evelyn (Smith) Jones.

He received a Bachelors Degree from the University of Massachusetts and a Masters Degree from OSU.

He was employed by USDA as an OSU Extension Agent for Seminole County.

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

He was a Mason, and a member of the VFW, American Legion, Christian Men’s Fellowship Group, County Fair Board and the Wewoka City Council.

Warren was a Veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving in the United States Marine Corps.

He was a transport pilot. He attended the Navy Flight School and was a USMC Captain.

He was awarded the Air Medal, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal with the 8th Marine Corps Reserve and Recruitment District.

Warren was married to Wyveta (Williams) Jones on Sept. 19, 1944, in Pensacola, Fla. Wyveta preceded him in death.

Survivors include: two sons: Stanley A. Jones of Pearland, Texas, Edward and wife Tanya Jones of Wewoka; one granddaughter, Kelley Kohout and husband Chad; two grandsons, Brandon and wife Stephanie Jones and Kerry and wife Mandy Jones; one great- granddaughter: Emily Grace Kohout; one brother, Kenneth and wife Ruth Jones; one sister-in-law, Myrna Jones; and a host of other relatives.

 

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Alice Jordan

Graveside services for longtime Maud resident Alice (Palmer) Jordan are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Cummings Cemetery in Maud with Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate.

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

Jordan, 81, died Thursday, July 19, 2007 in Seminole. She was born July 31, 1925 in Muskogee to George Palmer and Binnie (Duncan) Palmer.

On Nov. 3, 1942 she married Dave J. Jordan in Konawa and they were members of the Trinity Baptist Church in Maud.

She was a longtime member of the Rebekah Lodge in Maud, where she held several offices including past Noble Grand.

Her husband had served for several years as the Mayor of Maud and she was always ready to help him in any way she could.

Her parents, husband (Nov. 6, 2004), one son Jimmy Jordan, one daughter Julie Jordan, one grandson, seven brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

Surviving is one son, John Parrish of Maud; two brothers, Dale Palmer of Pioneer, Calif., and Tommy Palmer of Santa Rosa, Calif.; one sister, Mary Crumley of Santa Rosa, Calif.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

Bill Jordan

Funeral services for former Seminole Chief of Police, Bill E. Jordan, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Smith Funeral Chapel, Sapulpa, with Pastor Bill Oldham officiating.

Interment will follow in the Green Hill Memorial Gardens under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

Bill E. Jordan passed away at his home in Bixby, Tuesday, Oct. 9,2007 at the age of 72. He was born to Samuel and Lilly Jordan outside of Vian, Okla., on Oct. 31,1934.

He graduated from Muskogee Central High School in 1952 and he married Barbara Jo Owen in June of 1961.

Bill started his police career as a motorcycle patrolman in Muskogee; he was there for one and half years then he and Barbara moved to Sapulpa where he started as a patrolman and worked his way through the ranks to Chief.

Bill was selected to attend the 91st session of the F.B.I. Academy in the fall of 1972, he was the first officer ever selected from Creek County; he retired from the Sapulpa police department in 1981 after 20 years of service.

He and his family then moved to Seminole where he was Chief of Police from 1981 until 1984. He then worked as a U.S. Deputy Marshall at the Federal Court House in Muskogee for four years; then he served as Chief of Police for the towns of Cleveland, Hobart and Tonkawa.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, wife Barbara, sister Lucille Speaks and brother M.B. (Bud) Jordan.

He leaves to cherish his memory: sons, Billy Lee Worrell and family of Texas; Gary Wayne Jordan and wife Beverly of Sapulpa; daughter Gayle Lynne Cordell and husband Bobbie of Holdenville; grandchildren Stephen Chance Jordan of Ada, Amanda Jo and Cameron Keith Cordell of Holdenville; brother Dean Jordan and wife Betty Jo of Muskogee; sister Dorothy Williams and husband Johnny of Tenn.; sister-in-laws Betty Jordan and Lois Whittsit both of Tulsa and Darlene Cartilace of Muskogee, and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Serving as casket bearers will be Ron Sole, Johnny Moore, Glenn Coffey, Jeff Gilliland, Steve Toliver and Jim Wall.

Honorary bearers will be Doug Nichols, Glenn Coffey, Jr., Sammy Weygand, Henry Duncan, John D. Ritchie, Ronnie Plum and Donnie Plum.

 

 

 

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Sarah Joshua

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident, Sarah Lillian Pennokee Joshua, were held today at 2 p.m. at Sand Creek Eufaula Church with Rev. Houston Tiger, Rev. Jimmy Alexander and Rev. Junior Wisdom officiating.

Burial followed at Lena Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Joshua died Monday, Feb. 19, 2007 in Tulsa. She was born Oct. 25, 1920 to Stefah Pennokee and Susie Micco.

She was of the Baptist faith and had attended Hazel School.

Her parents; husband, Edmond Joshua Sr.; two sons; two grandsons and numerous brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

Surviving are her children, Sue, Annie, George, Randall, Mary, Benita Blackburn, Jeretta Joshua, Martin Joshua and Danetta Ann Joshua; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services were: Bobby Tyson, Sam Tyson, Albert Tyson, Edmond Joshua III, Randall Joshua Jr. and Mathew Natseway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hazel Kelough

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Hazel M. Kelough are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Mickey Shaw officiating.

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

Hazel passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at Pioneer Nursing Home at the age of 64. She was born on Sept. 26, 1942 in Paris, Texas to Joe Edgar and Bertha Irene (Pollard) Galloway.

She married Floyd Kelough on May 5, 1955 in Lawton, Okla.; she was a mother and housewife.

Her parents, two grandchildren, and ex husband, Dwayne Peace preceded her in death.

 She is survived by her children and their spouses, Rose Peace and the late Jackie Butch Peace, Brenda and Ed Coker of Seminole, Ray Kelough and Greg Gristy of Hinton, Stoney and Donnie Kelough of Seminole, Rebecca and Anthony Hammock of Seminole, Sam and Dolly Kelough of Seminole, Shayne and Evonda Kelough of Seminole, Mary and Julio Chavez of Seminole and Joe Bob Clower.

Numerous grandchildren and their spouses, Shannon and Rhonda Lewis, Whisper Peace, Reba Peace, David and Tiffani Coker, Michelle and Jr. Suarez, Brandon Kelough, Tony Kelough, Cody Hasbell, Darrell Kelough, Dana Kelough, Dillon Kelough, Savannah Pettitt, Harley Pettitt, Logan Pettitt, Shayna Pettitt, David Pettitt, Angel Peace, Maria Torres, Mariah Torres, Jayden Chavez; one expected grandchild and great-grandchildren, Jordan Lewis, Kaylee Lewis, Cody Coker, Brianna Coker, Rylan Coker, and two expected great grandchildren also survive her.

Pallbearers will be: Sam Kelough, Shayne Kelough, Ray Kelough, Stoney Kelough, Darrell Kelough, David Coker, Shannon Lewis and Ed Coker.

Honorary bearers will be: Joe Bob Clower, Dillon Kelough, Anthony Hammack, Junior Suarez, Julio Chavez and Gregory Gristy.

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

 

 

 

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Janet Kennedy

Funeral services for former Maud businesswoman Janet Lowden Kennedy are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the First Baptist Church in Saint Louis, Okla. 

Interment will follow at Vista Cemetery West of Konawa with Bro. Glenn Peck officiating.

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

Kennedy, 67-year-old long time Saint Louis, Okla., resident, died April 1, 2007 at her home in Saint Louis. She was born March 22, 1940 in Wanette, Okla., to parents Marvin Francis (Stiz) Lowden and Joseph Aldis "Joe" Lowden.

Janet graduated from Saint Louis High School in 1958. She owned and operated the Maud Cafe from 1968 until 1978, then became an insurance agent and owned Farmers Union Insurance in Maud from 1978 until 1982. 

After her retirement she continued to work keeping books for the Saint Louis utility company and for the First Baptist Church in Saint Louis where she had been a long time member.  She was also a member of the "Love For Life" Bible study group.

She married Evert Kennedy Dec. 26, 1988 in Saint Louis, Okla.

Her father (1978), mother (1960), son, Bobby Joe Lowden (1991 in Germany), husband (1992) and two great-grandchildren preceded her in death.

Surviving is one daughter, Fran Hurst of Eufaula; two brothers Nobie Lowden of Saint Louis, Okla., and Ed Lowden of Ringwood, Okla., and two grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

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Donald Kessinger

Funeral services for Konawa resident Donald Ray "Don" Kessinger, II, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa.

Pastors Ellis and Linda Gregg will officiate with interment at Forest Hill Cemetery in Tecumseh.

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

Kessinger, 28, died Saturday, April 21, 2007 in Konawa. He was born on Oct. 7, 1978 in Shawnee to Donald Ray Kessinger and Deborah Kay (Green) Reed.

On Sept. 2, 2000 he married Keri Michele Robertson in Maud and he was a longtime Maud resident before moving to Konawa in 2006.

He was employed by St. Louis Well Service and was a member of Hart Street Full Gospel Church, Shawnee.

Surviving is his wife of the home; father, Donald Ray Kessinger of West Virginia; mother, Deborah Kay Reed of Asher; one son, Jason Boggs of the home; three daughters, Myah Robertson Kessinger, Tyler Kessinger and Jessie Kessinger, all of the home; one brother, David Kessinger of Maud and one sister, Nikki Wright of Shawnee.

Serving as pallbearers will be: David Kessinger, Donald Ray Kessinger, Ronnie Silas, Bryan Spears, J.R. Ellison and Chris Harjo.

 

 

 

 

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Roy Kibby

Friends are invited to a memorial service for Roy C. Kibby at 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka.

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

Roy C. Kibby left us Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007. He was born Aug. 1, 1922 in Yeager, Okla. Now those who love him will take the time to think about his life and what was really most important to him – his legacy.

There is a group of old friends who met at Robert’s Drug Store each morning to have a 20-cent cup of coffee and to see who would get the last word.

They often told Roy Kibby that he had the first dime he ever made and would probably be the first ever to take his money with him when his day comes.

Roy would laugh and say, "These guys always give me a hard time."

When most kids are studying to get their driver’s license, Roy was enlisting in the National Guard. He lied about his age because he loved this country and wanted to protect it and the liberties our Constitution guarantee.

By the time that he was 19, he was a Staff Sergeant. When he was shot in the leg, he refused to be sent back to the U.S. because he wanted to stay with his platoon.

That decision resulted in his body being riddled by 36 pieces of shrapnel. When Roy finally regained consciousness enough o understand the serious nature of his multiple injuries, his tears were for his platoon and the disappointment of not being able to serve with them. Roy Kibby loved this United States of America.

After years of painful surgeries and numerous physical challenges, Roy learned to talk and walk again. And before all of the wounds had completely healed, he went to work for Buster Adams.

He later became Buster’s business partner at A&K Auto Supply. During that time he, along with other community leaders, offered opportunities for the youth of Holdenville to have free dancing, baton twirling, tap and swimming lessons.

They sponsored free roller-skating and hayrides as well. Roy Kibby loved the people of Holdenville and he did his part to make it a better place.

Roy is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and his two children, Jim Kibby and Peggy Ebersole.

He would certainly want you to know that he has three grandchildren, Kim Ebersole Rolston, Todd Ebersole and Julie Kibby Becerra. There are also three great-grandchildren: Chase, Christopher, and Alyssa Ebersole.

Roy was proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His generosity helped provide them with opportunities and support throughout their lives; including college educations, first homes and cars. Roy Kibby loved his family.

Roy and Dorothy attended the First Baptist Church in Wewoka, where they enjoyed the fellowship of many friends, as they fulfilled their commitment as believers.

Roy is also survived by three sisters, Mary Paslay, Jean Welch and Nelma Hammons.

 

 

 

 

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Elsie Kiker

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Elsie Kiker are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Wolf Cemetery with Rev. Allen Wood and Winifred Lowe officiating.

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

Kiker, 86, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007 in Seminole. She was born Oct. 1, 1920 in Wolf to L.R. and Myrtle (Johnson) Kiker.

She graduated from Wolf High school and worked at Tinker Air Force Base. She attended the Freewill Baptist Church in Wolf.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Survivors include nieces, Donna Kiker and Carolyn Douglas, of Wolf and nephew, Stan Kiker of Seminole.

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

 

 

 

 

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Lydia Kilcrease

Services for Lydia Mae Kilcrease, 79 of Ada, are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Memorial United Methodist Church, Rev. Don Jacobs will officiate.

Burial will follow at Steedman Cemetery. A Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

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

Mrs. Kilcrease died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007 at a local hospital. She was born Feb. 18, 1928 at Kulihoma, Okla., to Deward and Ethel Stick Walker. She attended Kulihoma schools.

She married Roman Kilcrease in 1949. He died on March 10, 2000. Mrs. Kilcrease was a homemaker and was also employed with the Chickasaw Nation Headstart Program. She was a member of the Mitchell Memorial United Methodist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Merle Stick, Lloyd Kilcrease and Roman Kilcrease, Jr., all of Ada; three daughters, Rosie Worcester of Ada, Madelyn Huffman, and Maxine Reyes, both of Oklahoma City; 29 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; an aunt, Pauline Walker of Ada; two nieces, Kathleen Meeley and Geneva Meeley, both of Oklahoma City; and numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nellie Johns; a son, Wallace Kilcrease; a brother, Winston Walker; a sister, Susie Meeley; and two nephews, Jeffrey Meeley, and Darren Meeley.

Bearers will be Terry Stick, Robert Tiger, Robert Jones, Glenn Parks, Cesar Reyes, and Merle Stick, Jr.

James King

Funeral services for Seminole resident James Monroe King are scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with military honors.

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

King, 70 of Paris, Texas, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007 in Oklahoma City. He was born Dec. 3, 1936 in Telephone, Texas to Samuel L. King and Pearly (Dixon) King.

He served in the United States Army where he received a Good Conduct Medal.

He was a class A repairman for Babcock & Wilcox Boilermaker Company in Paris, Texas, where he retired in 1997.

King moved from Paris, Texas to Seminole five years ago and was active in the Seminole Heritage House.

He was also a member of the Boilermakers Union and the Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are three sons, Kevin King of Oklahoma City, Brian King of Allen, Texas and Harlan Ling of Malakoff, Texas; one daughter, Denise King of Oklahoma City; one brother, Bobby King of Denison, Texas; one sister, Anna P. King of Shawnee; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and former wife and mother of his children Mafford Nowell of Oklahoma City.

 

 

 

 

 

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Susan King

Following cremation a memorial service will be held for Seminole resident Susan Elaine (Cornelison) King at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole at 10:30 a.m., Thursday with Rev. Gary Wilburn officiating.

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

King, 54, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007 in Seminole. She was born Sept. 22, 1952 in Seminole to Claude H. Cornelison and Trisha LaNelle "Pat" (Johnson) Cornelison.

She attended Seminole High School, graduating in 1970. In 1973 she moved to Oklahoma City from Seminole and then in 1978 she moved to Daughtery, Okla., and in 1983 King moved to Checotah before returning to Seminole in 2002.

King was a homemaker and was affiliated with the Methodist church.

Her mother, Trisha LaNelle "Pat" Cornelison (1983) preceded her in death.

Survivors include: her father and stepmother, Claude and Lola Cornelison of Seminole; two daughters, Sara Langford of Oklahoma City and Emily Bledsoe of Oklahoma City; one son, Andrew Edwards of Daughtery, Okla.; two brothers, Mike Cornelison of Ada and Mark Cornelison of Checotah; one stepbrother, Steve Bronnenberg of Ada; two stepsisters, Nancy Johnson and Sharon Gamble, both of Seminole; two grandchildren; and special friend, Bob Kohl of Brainerd, Minn.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Edgar Kneisel

Funeral services for Seminole County native, Edgar L. Kneisel were scheduled for Friday at Inspiration Chapel & Napa Valley Memorial Park in Napa, Calif.

Kneisel, 84, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007 in Santa Rosa, Calif. He was born March 16, 1922 in Seminole County.

He served in the United States Navy for four years and married Mary K. Reeder 64 years ago.

Kneisel worked for Chevron refinery for 32 years with the couple moving to Calistoga, Calif. in 1988.

His parents and a brother, Q. George Kneisel preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Mary of Calistoga; four daughters, Gwen Aylor of Oklahoma City, Linda Nichols of Calistoga, Winona Ford of Spring, Texas and Marsha Deerer of El Cerrito, Calif.; son, Greg Kneisel of Grey Eagle, Calif.; one brother, Rev. Harvey Kneisel of Pearland, Texas; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Friends may leave their condolences at inspirec.com.

 

 

Hazel Knight

Funeral services for Wewoka native Hazel Maxine Knight were scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007 at the Vondel Smith Mortuary North Colonial Chapel in Oklahoma City.

Interment was scheduled to follow at Little Cemetery in Little.

Services were under the direction of Vondel Smith Mortuary North Colonial Chapel in Oklahoma City.

Knight died Saturday, Jan. 27 in Moore at the age of 91.

She was born Sept. 18, 1915 in Wewoka.

Knight worked as a shipyard welder in California during WWII, then moved back to Oklahoma and retired from Tinker AFB.

Throughout her life, Hazel was a loving and kind person.

She always maintained a positive attitude and had a wonderful way of making those around her smile.

She was a strong, caring, generous person loved by those who knew her.

Knight is survived by one sister, Dean Stancoff; one daughter, Linda Kelly; one son, Mike Knight; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Larry Lam Sr

Funeral services for Larry Wayne Lam, Sr., are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cooper Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mark Guinn officiating.

Burial will follow at Prairie View Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

Lam, 55 of Shawnee, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 in Shawnee. He was born Feb. 17, 1952 in Shawnee to Edward Olen Lam, Jr. and Myrtle Irene (Jeffers) Weaver.

He attended Macomb High School and served in the U.S. Navy during the Viet Nam era. On May 27, 1970 he married Patricia L. Garlington in Memphis, Tenn.

Mr. Lam was a truck driver who was passionate about his family.

His parents; one sister, Teresa Stuart; and stepfather, John Stuart, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law: Larry Lam Jr. and Melanie Lam of Morris, John Allen and Rhonda Lam of Shawnee, and Michael Dale and Danielle Lam of Shawnee; brother, Donnie Lam of Maud; sister, Linda Champlin of Macomb; stepbrother, Don Stuart of Seminole; grandchildren: Emily and Chloe Lam of Morris, Cassandra, Joseph, Falicia, and Montanna Lam, Devon, Austin, Makenzie, and Hunter Lam, all of Shawnee; his Wal Mart family; Tom Rushing and family; and his many nieces and nephews.

 

 

 

Betty Jo Lamkin

Graveside services for Betty Jo Lamkin are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Atwood Cemetery, Okla.

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

Betty Jo Lamkin, age 77, passed away on Jan. 2, 2007 after a four-year battle with cancer. She was born on July 17, 1929 to Vesta and Otis Patterson in Atwood, Okla.

Her mother, Vesta Key Patterson, was the daughter of William and Mary Key who owned the general store in Atwood.

After graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 1951, with a degree in Physics, Betty married Marion Eugene Lamkin, and had one daughter, Katherine, in 1952.

Betty later separated from her husband and moved to Oklahoma City to teach high school mathematics, and the couple divorced in 1961.

During the Vietnam War she relocated with her daughter to Washington, D.C., to work for the CIA on satellite surveillance and data processing computer systems.

In 1966, she moved to Houston to begin employment with IBM. As an IBM software engineer, she worked for NASA’s "First Man on the Moon" and subsequent Apollo Space projects.

After a long career with IBM, she retired in 1991 and moved to Round Rock, Texas to live near her daughter, who was also a software engineer.

Her parents and one brother, Bob Patterson, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter, Katherine Lamkin Arnold and her sister, Louise Patterson Hudson.

She is also survived by her nephew, C.B. Hudson, his wife Jan; their sons, Ben Hudson with his wife Allison; and their daughter Payton; and Ceb Hudson (who is also a musician with the rock band, Blue October).

Her courageous fight with cancer serves as an inspiration to her family. She will be dearly missed and will remain in our hearts forever.

Tynya Laney

Funeral services for New Lima graduate Tynya Monique Laney are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church, Wewoka with Rev. E.G. Bert of St. Stephens Baptist Church of Wewoka, to officiate.

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

Laney, 35 of Oklahoma City, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2007 in Oklahoma City. She was born June 11, 1971 in Kansas City, Mo. to Delward and Hattie Mae Island.

She attended and graduated in 1989 from New Lima Schools. Laney was a former member of First Baptist Church, Lima, where she was baptized under the leadership of Rev. E.G. Bert

Her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving are her sons, Domineqk and Ashton Cochran; daughters, Ashley Cochran and Alecia Leth; sisters, Sheritta and LaFondra Laney of Kansas City, Mo. and brothers, Delward Jr., James and Jerry Laney of Kansas City, Kan.

Jace Lankford

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Konawa resident Rachael Lankford are set for 2 p.m. today, July 17, 2007, at Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa.

Services will be officiated by Rev. Houston Tigers, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa, with burial to follow at the Cosar Family Cemetery in Konawa.

Jace Ryan Lankford was born June 26, 2007, in Ada, and died Saturday, July 14, 2007, at OU Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Jace is survived by her mother, Rachael Nicole Lankford, of Konawa; grandparents Rick and Becky Pemberton of Konawa and Jimmy Lankford of Ada; and great-grandparents Rosie Harjo of Konawa, Roy and Geraldine Lankford of Konawa, and Muriel Pemberton of Seminole.

Jack Larney

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County native Jack Herbert Larney are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007 at the Hitchitee Methodist Church in Wewoka.

Revs. Abraham Jackson, Houston Tiger, Redmond Wolf and Mike Harjo will officiate.

Wake services will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the church.

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

Larney died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007 at Unity Health Center in Shawnee at the age of 79.

He was born Nov. 11, 1927 to Willie Yamie and Hettie (Harjo) Larney.

Larney attended Seminole Schools and worked at Seminole State College in the maintanence department.

He was a member of the Hitchitee Methodist Church and enjoyed his artwork and paintings along with his sculpture of wood and rock carving.

Larney was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Herman (Woodman) Larney, Roy Larney and Johnson Larney; and one sister, Sussie Ross Tanyan.

He is survived by one brother, Ryder Larney of Seminole; one niece, Rita Larney of Seminole; one nephew, Russell Larney of Lamar; and numerous other nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Jacob Larney, Randolph Larney, Cecil Larney, Bill Larney, Nickie Davis and Ricky Deer.

 

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David Lawrence

Funeral services for Wewoka resident David "Buck" Lawrence are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Free Will Baptist Church of Wewoka.

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

Friends of the Lawrence family are asked to come celebrate the life of Buck Lawrence. He passed away on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007 at his home.

Buck was born on June 18, 1930 in Maud to Charlie and Laura (Holcomb) Lawrence.

He served in the United States Army from 1952-1954 and he married Clara Jo Moody on Aug. 6, 1954. They moved to Wewoka in 1961.

Buck and Clara Jo had three children, Keith Lawrence, Karen Lawrence Morrison and Becky Lawrence Pelton.

He was self-employed as a contract plumber in the oilfield for many years and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and served on the Board of Wewoka Rural Water District #2.

Buck could often be found drinking coffee with friends at Robert’s Drug Store. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Buck was gifted in his ability to fix almost anything.

Friends and family will remember Buck as being a big man with a big heart. He always had a joke or story to tell and he was always there when others needed him.

His wife, Clara Jo; his parents, Charlie and Laura Lawrence; his brothers, Charles and Jay; his sister, Lenora Ryan Brewer; his son, Keith and his daughter Karen preceded him in death.

Buck is survived by his sisters, Evelyn McGhee of Haven, Kan. and Jo Ann Walkup of Sapulpa; his daughter, Beck and her husband Dennis; four grandchildren, Kelli Cunningham and her husband Tom of Norman, Jeremiah Morrison and his wife Christian of Konawa, Ross Pelton and Rachel Pelton and one great-grandchild, Levi Morrison.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made in his name to the First Free Will Baptist Church in Wewoka.

 

 

 

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Grover Lawson, Jr.

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Grover A. Lawson, Jr. are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Lawson died Tuesday, July 3, 2007 in Hobbs, N. M. at the age of 80. He was born on March 28, 1927 in Florena, Kan., to Grover A. Lawson, Sr. and Helen (Jeffrey) Lawson.

On April 25, 1958 he married Shirley (Hankins) in Brownfield, Texas.

Lawson was a member of V.F.W. Post 3274 where he served as commander and district commander. He also served as district commander for the American Legion Post 26. He was in the United States Marine Corps.

He was also a postal worker in Hobbs for over 30 years and after retiring, from the postal service, he delivered trucks for Watson Truck and Supply and served on the March of Dimes Board of Hobbs.

Surviving is his wife, Shirley Lawson of the home; two sons, Grover A. Lawson, III of Shawnee and Monty Lawson of Hinton, Okla.; daughter,, Janice Brinesfeild of Spring, Texas; brother, George Lawson of Topeka, Kan.; sister, Mary Lockhart of Hubert, N. C., and seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Carrie Ledbetter

Funeral services for Carrie Lee Ledbetter of Enid were held at 2 p.m. today at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Garber. Pastor Timothy Dorsch officiated.

Interment followed at Garber Cemetery under the direction of Dugger Funeral Home in Garber.

Carrie Lee Ledbetter, born on Sept. 15, 1912 to James M. and Mary Ann Ledbetter, grew up in Alpine, Tenn. She was the second youngest of 13 children, seven brothers and five sisters.

Carrie died on Saturday, July 21, 2007 at the age of 94 and was predeceased in death by both parents, all of her brothers and sisters, her favorite niece Virginia Smith Mauk, and one great-granddaughter Abby Hargett.

Carrie graduated from Alpine High School in 1931 and she worked as a laundress and seamstress until receiving her Bachelor of Science in Education from Tennessee Polytechnic University.

She also completed graduate work at the Peabody College of the University of Detroit in Michigan. She was a baptized member of the Alpine Presbyterian Church.

The Governor of Tennessee, Prentice Cooper, recognized Carrie in 1940 as a leader in the Tennessee Home Food Supply Program for meritorious achievement in having grown 75% of all the food necessary for her family and livestock and for leadership in better living in the State of Tennessee.

In 1912 she moved to Michigan and taught kindergarten for the Roseville Michigan School System until her retirement in 1976.

After her retirement she moved to New Port Richey, Fla., until coming to Enid in 1985.

Carrie is survived by four grandchildren, Teri Mauk Holle and husband, Michael, of Enid, Debi Mauk McGowan and husband, Michael, of East Lyme, Conn., Michael Mauk and wife, Trish, of Stillwater and Larry Mauk and wife, Teresa, of Stillwater; 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Zion Lutheran Preschool, Fairmont, Okla., in care of Dugger Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Garber, OK 73738.

Condolences may be sent to the family using the online guest book at www.duggerfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Charles Floyd Lee

Graveside services for longtime Ada resident and former Seminole resident Charles Floyd Lee are scheduled for Monday at 4 p.m. at Little Cemetery with Reverend Carl Whitfield officiating.

There will be visitation Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hutchins-Maples Funeral Home and a visitation Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole. 

Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Charles Floyd Lee entered this world March 31, 1933 to the parents of Loyd Lee and Minnie Williams Lee in Seminole. Floyd departed this life March 14, 2007 in Tulsa.

 Floyd attended Iron Post Schools and lived in the Bristow area several years. He moved to Ada, living there 48 years. Floyd was a rancher and horseman. He belonged to the Quarter Horse Association and enjoyed visiting with friends and going out to eat. 

 Floyd is survived by his son, Tony Lee of Seminole; his daughter, Timmie Myers and husband Danny of Poteau; one sister, Charolette Kissee of Bristow and one brother Earl Lee also of Bristow.

He is also survived by his former wife, Donna Lee of Seminole; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Floyd is preceded in death by his mother, father, brother, Hurshell Lee and two sisters Thelma Ross and Estelene Dennis.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Leetka

Funeral services for Seminole resident Robert Leetka Sr. are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at White Family Cemetery with Marvin Keesee and Chaplin Donnie Knight officiating.

The Absentee Veterans Association will be performing the military honors.

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

Leetka died today, June 13, 2007 at a Seminole nursing home. He was born April 9, 1923 in Holdenville to Porter Leitka and Jowina (Tiger) Reed.

He attended Sasakwa Schools and worked for Tommie Cello Pac as a truck driver. He enjoyed walking and playing softball and spending time with his family.

Leetka was a member of New Tulsa Ceremonial Grounds.

He served in World War II, and received the Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Eame Theatre Ribbon and four Bronze Service Stars, for his service in Normandy, Northern France, and Central Europe with the 848 Bombardment Squadron.

He served with the Army tanks destroyer and was a marksman. He was also trained as a mechanic on airplanes and engines

On March 23, 1946 in Seminole he married Nelsey Palmer. She preceded him in death on April 22, 2006.

His parents, two grandsons, one great-grandson and one great-granddaughter also preceded him in death.

Survivors include his son, Robert L. Leetka Jr.; daughters, Sherry Littlecreek and Cora Smith; sister, Anna Fixico; seven grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

 

 

 

 

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Jo Ann Leitka

Funeral services for former Seminole Social Worker, Jo Ann (Sutherland) Leitka, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Methodist Church of Seminole.

Interment is to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Bill Merritt Funeral Service in Bethany.

Leitka died on Sunday, March 25, 2007 in Oklahoma City. She was born in Tishomingo to Elmer and Cleo (Green) Sutherland.

She attended both the University of Arkansas and Oklahoma State University. Leitka was a member of PEO and she worked for many years with the Department of Human Services as a social worker in Seminole, Creek and Oklahoma Counties.

Her parents, daughter, Jana Lear Wood, sister, Virginia Mueller and one grandson preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of 41 years, John Leitka, Jr.; son, Nick Lear and three grandchildren.

 

James LeMay

Memorial services for James Leroy LeMay are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Skyview Baptist Church in Okemah.

Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah; and officiated by Rev. Dennis Yeubanks.

Jim LeMay was born April 2, 1942 in Okemah to Roy and Geraldine (Wilson) LeMay. He passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007 at Fort Smith, Ark., at the age of 65.

Jim attended school at Okemah and following school he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from military service with the Oklahoma Army National Guard.

Jim served as a police officer for the Okemah, Weleetka and Henryetta police departments.

He was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association since 1990 and an active member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association.

Jim was a 32nd degree Master Mason and member of the Oklahoma Scottish Rights. He was also a member of Skyview Baptist Church of Okemah.

Jim was well known for his good cooking and for never meeting a stranger. He loved to travel and boasted of seeing all 50 states on a motorcycle.

His wit and humor, advice, and love will be greatly missed by family and friends.

His parents preceded him in death.

He is survived by his son, Tony LeMay and wife, Laciona, of Seminole; two daughters, Cherui Howser and husband, Daryl, of Seminole and Teresa Rodgers and husband, Jason, of Harrah; two brothers, Rocky LeMay of Okemah and Jerry LeMay of Locust Grove; eight grandchildren, Jerrod and Tyler Howser, Casey, Ashley and Chad Rodgers, and Ty, Toby and Kaylee LeMay; and one great-grandson, Gage Howser.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jim’s memory to the Scottish Rights Hospital of Oklahoma.

 

 

 

 

 

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Terra Lemmons

Graveside services for Terra Renae Lemmons, the infant daughter of Desiree Lemmons of Holdenville, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Tate Mountain Cemetery with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating.

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

Lemmons died Sunday, June 3, 2007 in Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born April 11, 2007 to Desiree Lemmons and stepfather, Kenny Milam of Holdenville.

Surviving are her parents; maternal grandmother, Melba Cottrell of Wewoka; maternal step-grandfather, Anthony Edwards of Wewoka; maternal step-grandfather, David Cottrell, Sr. of Holdenville; paternal grandfather, Michael Lemmons of Calif.; paternal great-grandparents, Margie and Vernon Lemmons of Calif., and paternal great-great grandmother, Willie Bell Lemmons of Calif.

 

 

 

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James Lemons

Graveside services for former Seminole resident, James Alfred Lemons are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery with George H. Lemons to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole. The U.S. Military will perform a flag ceremony.

Lemons passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007 at his home in McQueeney. He was born Jan. 21, 1936 to Edmond and Rachel Ann (Gregory) Lemons of Seminole.

He was a graduate of Seminole High School in 1953 and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Physics at East Central University in 1960 after having served in the Army in Baumholder, Germany from 1954 – 1956.

Lemons was employed by Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville from 1960-1962 and then worked for General Dynamics in San Diego where he was involved with the Venus Probe and Mariner 4 to Mars projects.

He also worked for RCA in Thule, Greenland for two years on the BMEWS (ballistic early warning system) project. He re-joined Phillips Petroleum in 1966 until his retirement in 1988.

Lemons was recently inducted into the Seminole Athletic Hall of Fame in the area of Football.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, A.J., Earl, and Merrel.

Surviving is his wife of 26 years, Cynthia Gay Lemons, Nee Winkler, of McQueeney, Texas; two sons Michael Lemons of Carlsbad, Calif., and Timothy Lemons of Mesa, Ariz.; and one brother, George H. Lemons of Tulsa.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to either St. Judes Hospital; Pancreatic Cancer Network;
or any favorite charity of one’s choosing in his name.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family via www.swearingenfuneralhome.com to be included in a family remembrance book.

Additionally, a Celebration of Life will be held at the Solo Club in Bartlesville, Okla., on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 1 p.m.




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Robert Lena

Wake services for Wewoka native Robert Dean Lena are scheduled for 6- 8 p.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel, with interment set for 2 p.m. Monday at Ft. Gibson National Cemetery.

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

Robert Dean Lena, was born Nov. 12, 1943 in Wewoka and passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at his home in Muskogee, Okla.

Robert was a welder and mechanic by trade and attended Butner School and Okmulgee Tech. School.

He was a member of White Stone Baptist Church of Cromwell.

His extended family consists of Dick and Joyce Padilla and family, Parkville, Mo., Allen and Wanda Wright, Dallas, G., and Boots and Dale Barron, Dallas, Ga.

His parents Paul and Sallie Noon Bruner precede him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Lena of the home; son, Robert L. Lena, Wetumka; daughter, Robin and husband Victor Marshall, Wetumka; daughter, Erica and husband Josh Breazeale of Hanna, Okla.; grandsons, Victor Ryan Marshall, Charles K. and Joshua A. Breazeale; granddaughter, Kayla M. Marshall; aunts, Edith Harjo, Cromwell and Juanita Chupco, Seminole; eight sisters and one brother, a host of nieces and nephews and other friends and relatives.

 

 

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Cindy J. Lewis

A memorial service will be announced at a later date for former Seminole resident Cynthia Jeanette "Cindy" Lewis.

Lewis died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, in Ada, at the age of 50.

She was borne March 6, 1957, in Ada, to Howard A. Lewis and Carolyn Jean (Houston) Lewis.

Lewis graduated from Varnum High School in 1975 and went on to receive her master’s degree in psychology from East Central University in Ada.

She went on to be an instructor at ECU for several years before working as a counselor at Tri-City Substance Abuse Center in Seminole, and then at Mental Health Services in Ada.

Lewis was preceded in death by her father, who died in 1964, and her mother, who died in 1981.

She is survived by a brother, Scotty Lewis of Seminole.

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

Messages of condolence may be left for the family at swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

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Jeff Lewis

Funeral services for Seminole native Jeffery (Jeff) Dean Lewis were held Saturday, April 28 at the Hillcrest Baptist Church with Rev. Kerry Ohiser officiating.

Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in York, S.C.

Jeff went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at his home in York, S.C., at the age of 43 years. He was born in Seminole on Feb. 13, 1964 as the son of Louis Bule (Buck) Lewis (now deceased) and Mary Delorise Sibley Lewis.

He was raised by his stepfather, Paul Ray Melton (now deceased).

Jeff was employed by Moran Pipe and Supply while living in Seminole. He moved to Charlotte, N.C., when his stepfather died to help take care of his mother.

He continued to commute to his job in Charlotte and was well respected by his co-workers. Jeff was a devoted son and brother.

Jeff gave his heart to the Lord just eight days before his death. He had been sick with cancer about six months before his passing.

He is survived by his mother, Delorise Melton of York, S.C.; his brothers, Donald Melton of York and Paul Melton of Lincolnton, N.C.; three half-sisters and one half-brother (in the Lewis family).

Survivors living in the Seminole include: aunts, Kay Croce and Towanda Young; cousins, Jana Morgan and Joyce Goodman; grandmother, Florence McElhaney of Bristow and many aunts, cousins and friends, who will also greatly miss him.

 

Charles Lindsay

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Charles Douglas Lindsay are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Houston Tiger and Mike Harjo officiating.

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

Lindsay of Denver, Colo., died Friday, July 13, 2007 in Denver, Colo. at the age of 64 years. He was born on March 15, 1943 in Seminole County to Willie and Lizzie (Coody) Lindsay.

He was retired from the United States Army and on April 7, 1990 he married Naomi Fobb in Denver, Colo.

Surviving is his wife of the home; two sons, Charles D. Lindsay Jr. and Robert Lindsay, both of Washington; two daughters, Simone Tootle of North Carolina and Elizabeth Lindsay of Denver; six brothers, Bobby Jack Spencer, Eugene Lindsay, Walter Lindsay, Alec Lindsay and Thomas Lindsay, all of Seminole, and Jimmy Lindsay of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Bertha Deer of Shawnee, Mary Ann of Maud and Augustine Lindsay of Shawnee and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be his nephews and the honorary bearers will be Santiago Macarena.

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

 

 

 

 

Maudine Lindsey

Funeral services for Seminole resident Maudine Ellen Lindsey are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Ocker Memorial Chapel, Van Buren, Ark.

Burial is to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery, Van Buren, under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home.

Lindsey, 89, died Monday, March 12, 2007 in Seminole. She was born July 30, 1917 in Uniontown, Ark., to Reuben and Ruth Sherman Myers.

She was a homemaker, a member of Van Buren First Assembly of God Church and lived most of her life in Van Buren.

Her husband, Lester Lindsey, and a son, Bill Lindsey, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her two daughters, Kay Crabtree of Seminole and Sandra Madairy of Van Buren; one sister, Bernice King of Van Buren and two brothers, Ted Myers of Van Buren and James Floyd Myers of Greenwood, Ark.

 

 

 

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Thomas Lindsey

Funeral services for Bristow resident Thomas J. Lindsey are wew held today at 2 p.m. in the Schumacher Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah.

Burial followed at the Buckley Family Cemetery under the direction of Schumacher Funeral Home.

Lindsey, 66-year old retired welder, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007 at the St. Francis Heart Hospital in Tulsa, after a lengthy illness. He was born April 29, 1940 in Wetumka to Amy Josey and Columbia Lindsey.

He later moved to Oklahoma City and joined the military in 1959. He was a member of the 95th Division of the United States Army.

Lindsey was a member of the Sand Creek Church and worked as a welder in Dallas, Tulsa and in Sapulpa, where he retired early due to back injuries.

He has been a resident of Bristow for the past 29 years and had married Alice Mae Buckley on Sept. 13, 1972. They had three children.

One daughter, Colleen (1980); brother, Lewis Lindsey; half-brother, Freeman Harjo and two sisters, Ruby Stewart and Mary Coonhead preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Alice, of the home; sons, Michael J. Lindsey of Bristow and Thomas Phillip Lindsey of Konawa; daughters, Leslie L. Hicks of Tulsa, Carmella Christine Cook of Kellyville, Patricia Ann Lindsey of Tecumseh and Patti Ann Pinnell of Miller, Mo.; one sister, Nanny Scott of Bristow and 11 grandchildren.

 

Floyd Linn

Lifelong Seminole resident Floyd Luther Linn passed away on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007 at the age of 74 at Pioneer Nursing Home.

He was born on Feb. 20, 1932 in Seminole to Luther and Betty Mae (Gentry) Linn.

He graduated from McLish High School near Ada in 1950. He served in the United States Navy as a Petty Officer 2nd Class during the Korean War. He was a retired security officer.

He is survived by one son, Terry Linn of Sears, Calif.; one stepson, Wesley Linn of California; one brother and sister-in-law, Donald L. "Don" and Shirley N. Linn of Tahlequah; two aunts, Bessie Kidwell of Napa, Calif., and Velma Crews of Glenpool.

He is also survived by two grandchildren, Rachel and Samuel Linn of California and numerous nieces nephews and other family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jack A. Linn in 2000.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007 at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Eddie Lively

A memorial service for Cromwell native Eddie Arletta Nash Lively is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday at the Quinton Christian Church in Quinton, Okla.

Lively, 70 of Stigler, died in Stigler on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 17, 1927 in Cromwell to Ed and Hester Nash.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Noel Dale Lively; her children, Catherine Lively Favret and her husband, Bob of Tillamook, Ore., Larry Lively and his wife Susan of Del Rio, Texas and Ted Lively and his wife Rhonda of Sunset Beach, Ore.; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sue Nash Alexander of Mannford, Okla. and Edith Nash Warrington of Cromwell.

A sister, Agnes Nash and three brothers, Danny Nash, Harry Nash and Dick Nash preceded her in death.

Arletta and Dale moved to Seaside, Ore. in 1948 where they lived for 15 years before moving to Colorado and then Wyoming. They returned to Oklahoma to live in 1974.

During her years in Seaside, Arletta was active in Home Extension, PTA and the Seaside United Methodist Church. She was a Cub Scout den mother, led a troop of Brownies and was a 4-H leader.

Her home was always filled with children.

While living in Stigler she volunteered with the Firemen’s Auxiliary and attended the Quinton Christian Church.

Arletta was accomplished with textiles and needlework and taught porcelain doll making. She and Dale put in a large garden each year, a source of great enjoyment.

The Flower Barn in Quinton is accepting flower bouquets and donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Eugene Loeffelholz

A mass of Christian burial has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Norman with Rev. Edward Menasco for Eugene Loeffelholz.

A wake service will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.

Interment is to follow funeral services at St. Joseph Catholics Cemetery in Norman under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman.

Eugene (Gene) Loeffelholz, of Norman, passed away suddenly on Sep. 11, 2007, at the age of 75. Gene was born April 16, 1932, to Barnie and Mary Loeffelholz in Norman.

Gene served in the Army Air Reserve and in 1958 bought the Midway Barber Shop at 213 E. Main in Norman, which he operated until his retirement in April 2004.

Gene was a very active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Gene loved gardening, riding his Gold Wing Honda, traveling, his family and longtime friends, OU football and enjoyed life itself.

He was a wonderful father, husband, grandfather and friend.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard Frances and Mary Josephine (Reiger) Loeffelholz; brother, James Loeffelholz; sister, Theresa Loeffelholz; his maternal and paternal grandparents; mother-in-law and sister-in-law.

Survivors include his wife of the home, Evelyn Loeffelholz; brother, Paul Loeffelholz and wife, Jeanie, of Wewoka; sister, Mary Lou McCorkle and husband, Bob, of Norman; eight children, Deborah Ann Sheffield and husband Robert of San Antonio, Texas, John Michael Loeffelholz and wife Leona of Noble, Steven Charles Loeffelholz and wife Robin of Norman, Jerry Folks and wife Dana of Norman, Marsha Folks and Lynn Melton of Norman, Candace Belsher and husband Adam of Canada; Tracy Duke and wife, Shelley of Tuttle, Okla., and Sid Duke and wife Misty of Lexington; previous wife, Delores Loeffelholz of Norman; eighteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Send condolences online at http://www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com/Obituaries.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Don Logan

Memorial services for longtime Wewoka resident Don M. Logan are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday in the New Life Church in Wewoka, with Rev. Larry Chesser, Jr. officiating.

Services are under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Logan died at his home in Wewoka on Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at the age of 67 years. He was born on March 21, 1940 in Wewoka to Arthur ‘Art’ Logan and Anzel (Rowe) Logan.

He was raised in the Wewoka area and attended Wewoka Schools, where he was an All-State football star. 

Logan graduated from Wewoka High School in 1958, and then attended Oklahoma State Tech at Okmulgee for two years.  

On June 1, 1979 he married Jimmie Lou Lawrence in Shawnee.

He lived most of his life on the family farm west of Wewoka and enjoyed farming and farm animals in particular. 

Logan was a minister who loved to preach and loved to study his Bible. He served as guest minister in many area churches, and he and his wife many times opened up their home for church services. 

His parents, and an infant daughter, Terri Lynn preceded him in death.

 He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Jimmie Logan, of the home; five children, Daniel Logan and Jeff Logan, all of Wewoka, David Logan of Ada, Laura Ford, of Holdenville, and David Snead of Norman; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two sisters, Sharon Hutchison of Lancaster, Texas, and Lana Senechal of Edmond.

 

 

 

Herbert Loudermilk

Funeral services for longtime Maud resident Herbert Lee Loudermilk are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday at The People’s Church (formerly known as St. Mark’s United Methodist Church) in Maud, Oklahoma.

Rev. Vance Bowman will officiate the service and be assisted by Rev. Roy Moss. Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

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

Loudermilk, 89 year-old, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2007 at his home in Maud. He was born May 27, 1918 in Dewer, Okla., to James Amos Loudermilk and Nettie Jane (Simmons) Loudermilk.

Herbert married Opal Driscoll on Sept. 16, 1939 in Norman, Okla., and together they moved to the Maud area from Fairfax, Okla., in 1947.

They are members of the United Pentecostal Church of Shawnee. Loudermilk retired from Phillips Petroleum as a truck driver in 1977.

His parents, three brothers, three sisters, two grandchildren preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; three sons: Amos Lee Loudermilk of Maud, Bill Loudermilk of Bartlesville and Tommy Loudermilk of Mounds, Okla.; and one daughter, Phyllis Hurst of Houston, Texas.

Other survivors include 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be grandsons, Tony Hurst, Tim Hurst, Jason Loudermilk, Ryan Loudermilk, Dale Loudermilk and Brandon Loudermilk.

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

 

 

 

 

 




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Patricia Loudermilk

Funeral services for Maud resident Patricia Irene Loudermilk are scheduled for 1 p.m., Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud. Rev. M. Cornwell and Rev. V. Bowman will officiate the service.

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

Patricia Loudermilk, 57, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 30, 2007 at her home in Maud. She was born Nov. 12, 1949 in Mound Valley, Kan., to Finis David Good and Mildred Irene (Scobey) Good.

She married Amos Lee Loudermilk on May 26, 1979 in Benton, Kan. She retired from Westar Energy in 2002 where she was a customer service representative in Wichita, Kan.

Patricia was a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Shawnee.

Her parents (her father died, Jan. 20, 1987 and her mother died, Oct. 28, 2000), and one brother, Franklin J. Good, preceded her in death.

Patricia leaves to cherish her memories, her husband, Amos Lee Loudermilk of the home; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Herbert and Opal Loudermilk of Maud; one son and daughter-in-law, Jason L. and Maria Loudermilk of Killeen, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Lezlea L. and Mike Creason of Okmulgee; one brother and sister-in-law, David L. and Donna Good of Benton, Kan.; one sister and brother-in-law, Frances L. and Don Stearns of Fridley, Minn.;
one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Phyllis and David Hurst of Houston, Texas and two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bill and Bobbie Loudermilk of Bartlesville and Tom and Sue Loudermilk of Bixby.

Six grandchildren, Kayla Loudermilk, Whitney Creason, Kimberly Carter, Lacey Creason, Lindsey Creason and Katelyn Creason; three great-grandchildren, Mackenzziee Creason, Dennis Carter and Isaac Carter, and a host of other family and friends survive Patricia.

The family has designated the United Pentecostal Church for memorial contributions. Donations may be sent to: United Pentecostal Church - 1010 East Independence - Shawnee, OK 74804.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Avyannah Louie

Graveside services for the infant son of Wewoka residents Romero Louie and Aqua Burris are set for 2 p.m. today, July 17, 2007, at the Jackson-Cudjo Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka, with Pastor Charles Southern officiating.

Avyannah Taray Louie died July 13, 2007, in Shawnee.

She was born June 20, 2007, in Shawnee, to Romero Louie and Aqua Tee Burris, both of Wewoka.

Preceding Avyannah in death was her grandfather Romero Louie Sr.

She is survived by her parents; grandmothers Leslie Williams and Peggy Jones; grandfather, Doug Burris; a brother, Sylis Dain Edwards; and a sister, Azia Nelson.

Aubrey Love

A graveside service for former Seminole resident Aubrey Love will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Dorchester Memory Gardens, Summerville, S.C.

Aubrey Arlie Love, 82, of Ladson, S.C., a retired United States Air Force TSgt., and widower of Earlene Hicks Love died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007 at his residence.

Mr. Love was born April 25, 1925 in Porum, Okla., a son of the late Charlie Cuthbert Love and Virginia Mary Ritchie Love.

After graduating from Mount View High School in Seminole, he joined the United States Navy. Upon receiving an honorable discharge he then entered the police academy and became a police officer in Kirkwood, Mo.

He re-entered the military and joined the United States Air Force and served his country until he retired in 1973 as a TSgt.

Mr. Love was an honorary member of the Masonic Blue Lodge #234 and a member of Faith Baptist Church in Summerville.

Surviving are two daughters, Arliene Love Sports and her husband, David of Charleston, S.C., and Belinda Love Readdy of Summerville; two sisters, Glenda Carr and Delores Gartman, both of Texas; three grandchildren, Lee Sports, Kristine Sports and Kevin Sports and one great-grandchild, Kailyn Sports, all are of Charleston.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Hospice of Charleston, 3870 Leeds Ave., Suite 101, North Charleston, SC 29405.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tri-County Cremation Center, Summerville, S.C.

 

 

 

Antonia Lovett

Graveside services for longtime Seminole County resident Antonia K. Lovett are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Little cemetery with Jason Yarbrough officiating.

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

Lovett, 49, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007 in Holdenville. She was born Aug. 16, 1958 in Dallas, Texas to Billy Joe and Ramona L. (Byford) Cordell.

On Nov. 10, 1975 she married Rickey Lynn Lovett, Sr. in Seminole. She was a pre-school teacher and a homemaker.

Her father, Billy Joe Cordell, and one son, Bradley Scot Lovett, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband of the home; mother, Ramona Lee Cordell of Seminole; son, Rickey Lynn Lovett, Jr., of Muskogee; three brothers: Ricky Lee Cordell of Seminole, Robbie Keith Cordell of Holdenville, and Billy Joe Cordell of Wewoka; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be: Ricky Cordell, Robbie Cordell, BJ Cordell, Harley Lovett, Rickey Lovett, Jr., and Garrett Cordell.

Honorary bearers will be: Billy Barnes, Bobby Barnes, Craig Wilson, Jody Wilson and Gary Cordell.

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

 

 

 

 

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Helen Loving

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Helen Faye (Coates) Loving are schedule for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Loving, 71, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007 at Seminole Medical Center. She was born Aug. 15, 1935 in Hoxie, Ark. to George Coates and Ethel (Spargo) Coates.

She is a former Seminole resident and has lived in Wewoka for the past 22 years. Loving was a nurse who worked for Oakridge Nursing Home, Wewoka, for 25 years.

Loving is a member of the Church of God.

Surviving is her husband, Bobby Loving of Wewoka; two sons, Ricky Strayhorn of Seminole and David Wayne Strayhorn of Guthrie; daughter, Donna Kay Garrett of Texarkana, Texas; one stepdaughter, Allison Loving of Norman; one stepson, Robert Joseph Loving of New York; three sisters, Mary Everett of St. Louis, Okla., Nellie Lemmons of Sasakwa and Juanita Most of Fullton, Mo.; one brother, George R. Coates of Concord, Calif. and five grandchildren.

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

 

 

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Kenneth Lowery

Graveside services for Okemah area resident Kenneth Edward Lowery were held at 10 a.m. this morning at the Prague Cemetery with Rev. Brian Matthews officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah.

Lowery, 86, died Sunday, March 25, 2007 at his home in Shawnee. He was born March 1, 1921 in Paden to Dave and Pearl (Latta) Lowery.

He was a resident of Okemah for most of his life and on Sept. 6, 1949 he married Thurza Darlene Irick in Paden. She preceded him in death on Oct. 31, 2005.

Lowery worked for many years as a farmer, oil field worker, and caretaker of the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Okemah.

He served his country with the United States Army during World War II.

His parents and one sister, Jane Harris, also preceded him in death.

Surviving is one son, Wayne Lowery of Shawnee; one daughter, Gwen Keller of Mustang; one brother, Clifford Vance Lowery of Seminole; two sisters, Lillian Landrum of Seminole and Ann Woodward of Shawnee; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Serving as pallbearers were: Robert Nolan Jr., Patrick Lucero, Robert Nolan Sr., and Jeremiah Conway.

 

 

 

 

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Rex Lowry

Graveside services for lifelong Konawa resident Rex W. Lowry were held today at 11 a.m. at Konawa Cemetery with Mark Streetman of the First Baptist Church of Konawa officiating.

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

Rex W. Lowry, 75, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2007 at his home. He was born Feb. 26, 1932 in Konawa to Raymond Dee and Leona Wortham Lowry.

Rex graduated from Konawa High School and attended East Central University in Ada for two years and served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.

He married Wanda Dean Gaines on Sept. 15, 1951 in Sherman, Texas.

Mr. Lowry was a cattle rancher and also raised thoroughbred racehorses and quarter horses.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Konawa.

His parents and one sister, Billie Diane Lowry preceded him in death.

Survivors include three sons, Timothy E. Lowry and wife, Kathy, of Konawa, Ronald R. Lowry and wife, Meredith, of Konawa and Ricky W. Lowry of Crawley, Colo.; one daughter, Debra L. Jackson and husband, Danny, of Del City; one sister, Margaret Surman and husband, Chuck, of Austin, Texas; 10 grandchildren, Damon Jackson and wife, Chrissy, of Midwest City, Michele Jesse and husband, Todd, of Konawa, Melissa Wilson and husband, the late Marty Wilson, of Konawa, Jason Lowry of Konawa, Heath Lowry and wife, Rachelle, of Konawa, Paige Stover and husband, Donnie, of Konawa, Lilah Parker and husband, Stevan, of Cromwell, Austin Lowry, Dallas Lowry and Talerra Lowry, all of Konawa and six great-grandchildren, Mikala Wilson, Mikinley Wilson, Mikenna Wilson, Colten Jesse and Jaden Jesse, all of Konawa, and Logan Jackson of Midwest City.

Pallbearers for the services were: Heath Lowry, Jason Lowry, Damon Jackson, Austin Lowry, Dallas Lowry, Donnie Stover and Todd Jesse.

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

 

 

 

 

Manuel Luna

Funeral services for Seminole resident Manuel "Moon" Luna were held today at 2 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Bowlegs with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating.

Interment followed at Thrace Cemetery in Bowlegs. Services were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Luna passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007 in Seminole, at the age of 78. He was born on Aug. 7, 1929 in Roundup, Texas to A.R. and Elsiedora (Gutirrez) Luna.

He married Emilia (Baca) Luna on May 10, 1947 in Lubbock, Texas; she survives him of the home.

Luna worked in construction for many years, and was of the Catholic Faith.

His parents, A.R. and Elsiedora (Gutirrez) Luna; two sisters, Virginia Vasquez and Marie Martinez; a daughter, Adela Hernandez; one son, Manuel Luna, Jr. and one grandson preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife; two sons: Edward Luna of Bowlegs and Gilbert Luna of Killeen, Texas; four daughters: Margaret Gonzales, San Antonia, Texas, Beatrice Garcia, Vici, Okla., Rachel Cortez of Dalhart, Texas, and Rosemary Valles, Texline, Texas; two brothers: Santiago Luna, Houston, Texas, and Thomas Luna of Bowlegs; one sister, Barbara Gutirrez of Lubbock, Texas; 22 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Michael Garcia, John Manuel Aguilera, Fabian Aguilera, Jason Smith, Ricky Gutirrez, Pedro Martinez.

Honorary bearers were: Ewell Stafford, Roger Butner, Johnnie Sylsberry.

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

 

 

Randy Lunsford

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Randy Lynn Lunsford are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment is to follow at Lightening Ridge Cemetery in Roff, Okla.

Randy passed away on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006 at the age of 57. He was born Nov. 26, 1949 to Ralph Rudolph and Roberta Lee (Herring) Lunsford in Ada.

He was an electrician at Goff Corporation in Seminole and also worked for Wrangler, OG&E and Canadian Valley Electric for many years.

Randy loved spending time in his garage and loved his grandchildren very much.

His parents, grandparents and one brother, Ronnie Lunsford preceded him in death.

Surviving is his daughter and son-in-law, Misty and Les Waller of Stillwater and seven grandchildren, Laken, Lauryn and Lawson of Waller, Skylier and Tommy Shull and Blade and Coalton Knox.

Pallbearers for the services will be Larry Bruce, Larry Potter, Ray Lemmings, Darren Shull, Tony Knox and Justin Lemmings.

Honorary bearers will be Harold Poulter, Sean Weaver and Jimmy Dinwiddie.

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

 

 

 

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Fred Luther

Graveside services for former Seminole resident, Fred R. Luther, were held today at 10:30 a.m. at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery Chapel in Norman.

Services were under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home, Norman.

Luther, 86 of Norman, died Thursday, April 12, 2007 in Norman. He was born in Joliet, Ill. on Feb. 26, 1921 to Everett Irving and Anna Elizabeth Berst Luther.

He attended and graduated from Joliet Township High School and served in the United States Army Air Corp as a First Lieutenant from 1941 – 1945. He also served as a Major in the Air Force Reserve.

On Sept. 11, 1970 he married his wife in San Antonio, Texas. He worked in Civil Service as a logistic specialist.

The couple moved to Norman from Seminole in 1998. While in Seminole he was a member of the First Christian Church.

After retiring he traveled extensively with his wife and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Norman.

His parents and first wife, Evelyn O’Donnell Luther preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Beatrice, of the home; daughters, Jeanne Wangler of San Antonio, Texas and Nancy Roley of Norman; sister, Clemence Luther of Norman; one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.

Shelby Lytle

Funeral services for newborn Shelby Lynn Lytle are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the Strother Chapel, located inside Maple Grove Cemetery with Brent Hazelrigg officiating.

Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery with services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Lytle was born and died on July 12, 2007 at Dewitt Army Community Hospital in Ft. Belvior, Virginia to parents Jason and Renee (Culver) Lytle.

 She is survived by her parents, SGT. Jason Lytle (former Seminole resident) and Renee (Culver) Lytle of Washington, D.C., and one sister, Rylie Lytle of Washington, D.C.

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

 

 

 

 

Julia Madden

Funeral services for Holdenville resident, Julia Victoria Jackson Madden, 93, are scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at Hudson-Phillips Chapel with Shanny Taff officiating.

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

Madden died Wednesday, June 20, 2007. She was born Aug. 6, 1913 in Holdenville to Thomas Jackson and Ella Mae Stubblefield.

She married Ray Madden Feb. 24, 1932. She enjoyed fishing and spending time at Eufaula Lake.

Her parents, husband, brothers: JP, Hootsie, and Bill Jackson; sister, Jackie Fare; and one grandson preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Joann Linderman of Holdenville and Diana Langwell of Wewoka; brothers, Enos, Dean and Lindy Jackson; sisters: Betty Carter and Joella Freeman; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

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Audry Madole

Funeral services for longtime Cromwell resident, Audry Anna Madole were held at 2 p.m. today at the Parks Brothers Chapel in Okemah with Rev. Frank Young officiating and Rev. Dennis Yeubanks assisting.

Interment followed at Schoolton Cemetery under the direction of parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah.

Madole died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007 in Shawnee at the age of 94. She was born Feb. 14, 1913 in Seminole County to Thomas Calvin and Florence Myrtle (McGee) Kinslow.

On Nov. 12, 1932 she married Herman Franklin Madole in Wewoka and he preceded her in death in February of 1963.

Madole was a housewife who enjoyed cooking and working with ceramics and crafts.

Her parents, one daughter and one brother also preceded her in death.

Surviving is her son, Doy Madole of Mustang; one daughter, Jill Pruett of Choctaw; three brothers, Dale of Shawnee, Marvin of Terrell, Texas and Matt of Seminole; one sister, Juanita Collier of Okemah; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers were Chad Pruett, Gerry Klingbeil, Zachary Madole, Mitchell Madole, Loy Collier and Kenneth Kinslow.

Honorary bearers included Gary Kinslow, Larry Kinslow, John Wesley Kinslow and Danny Kinslow.

 

Patsy Ann Marsh

Funeral services for Tecumseh resident Patsy Ann (Colvin) Marsh will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2007 at Cooper Funeral Chapel in Tecumseh.

Chaplin James Hall will officiate.

Eastern Star Rites will be conducted.

A private family burial will follow at Little Cemetery, under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Marsh passed away Thursday, July 12, 2007 in Tecumseh at the age of 67.

She was born Dec. 5, 1939 in Okmulgee to Kenneth Lee "Jack" and Maudie Marie (Snyder) Colvin.

She attended Wolf Grade School and graduated from Seminole High School. She attended Seminole Junior College.

In 1960 she married Paul Vernon Combs. They had two sons: James & Jeffrey Combs.

Paul preceded her in death May, 1976.

Patsy then attended Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech and became a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Her nursing career included working as a Charge Nurse in local hospitals and nursing homes.

In 1991 she married Newell C. Marsh of Tecumseh.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, her parents, her grandparents and one great nephew.

Patsy is survived by her husband, Newell C. Marsh of the home; her sons: James Paul Combs of Tecumseh and Jeffrey Don Combs of Shawnee; step-son: Randolph L. Marsh and wife Ann, of Farmers Branch, Texas; step-daughter: Angela James and husband David, of Shawnee; brother-in-law: Charles L. Marsh of California; brother and sister-in-law: Kenneth "Sarg" and Mary Colvin of Seminole; sister and brother-in-law: Shirley and Hobart Roberts of Texas; and several grandchildren.

Patsy was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was twice past Worthy Matron of Tecumseh Chapter #30.

 

Bruce Martin

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Bruce Wayne Martin were held today at 2 p.m. at Little Cemetery with Rev. Bill Chesser officiating.

Services were under the direction of Stout-Philips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Martin died today, March 2, 2007 after a long illness. He was born Dec. 20, 1962 in Roswell, N.M. to William Reins and Lenora Lucille (Bartlett) Martin.

He graduated from Konawa High School and worked for Helping Hands as an assistant prior to his disability. Martin attended Akasvmkv Baptist Church, Wewoka.

His mother preceded him in death.

Surviving are brothers, William Eli Martin and Roy Martin, both of Wewoka.

Max Martin

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Max Holland Martin, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at The Church of Christ in Stratford, with Bill Jones officiating.

Burial will follow at McGee Cemetery under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home, Stratford.

Max Holland Martin passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at the age of 91 years, two months, and 19 days.

He was born Jan. 14, 1916 in Polk County, Texas to honor Elizabeth and James Henry Martin. He was the 10th of 11 children, and the youngest son.

In April 3, 1947 he married Nathalie Dykeman, the love of his life, in Ada. Kayron Maxine was their first child, followed by Zula Faye, Max William and Nathalie Iona.

Family was very important to Max. He was a doting son; he loved his brothers and sisters, and became the favorite uncle of many of his nieces and nephews.

His family moved from Texas to Oklahoma, finally settling in the Seminole area.

He graduated from Carr City and attended college off and on at East Central in Ada. But in 1947, he joined the United States Marines and was sent to the Island of Guam. He and his fellow soldiers were captured by the Japanese and he spent 44 months in a hell on earth.

Upon his release, he returned to East Central, where he met and married Nathalie.

On their 60th wedding anniversary, he left this earth to join his bride.

Max spent most of his working life with warren Petroleum, a subsidiary of (then) Gulf Oil. He was good with his hands and good with numbers, and used those talents to help his family and friends.

He served many years as treasurer of the Church of Christ in Maysville, Okla., and later as an elder of the Church of Christ of Stratford.

Max served as secretary-treasurer of the Maysville AFL-CIO local and in that position helped numerous people in their employment issues.

He served on the school board at Maysville and on the Selective Service Board of Garvin County. He was a member of the Stratford American Legion Post and a Mason.

He loved sports, fish and dominoes, and he loved to laugh and to tease. Family was important to him, and he and Nathalie loved each other, their children and their grandchildren deeply.

His fellow POWs from Zensuji played a big role in his life, particularly John "Tiny" Lagrone and A.R. "Boogie" Miller and their families.

After Nathalie’s death in 1995 and the loss of Kayron and his injuries in their accident in 1996, he more rapidly declined.

In 1998 he moved with his mother-and sister-in-law, Zula and Berniece ("Chick") Dykeman, to Midwest City. He lived several places including Teal Ridge in Edmond and the OKC VA Hospital before moving to the Norman Veterans Center in October 2004.

He is survived by his daughter, Faye and her husband, Jim Morton of Choctaw; his son, Max W., and wife Candace, of Ardmore; his daughter, Iona Martin of Oklahoma City; sister, Lucy Hill, of Seminole; sisters-in-law, Berniece Dykeman of Midwest City and Eleanor Martin of Axtel, Neb.; son-in-law, Danny Fogle and wife Joy, of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Derrell Fogle, wife Karmen, and progeny – Kim Kristen, Jacob, and Jarrod – of Jones; Maj. Deedra Fogle of Albuquerque, N.M., Melanie, Daren, and Derek Martin, and Derek’s daughter, Taryn, of Ardmore, and Jake Morton and wife Katie of Tulsa who anticipate the arrival of James "Max" Morton in May.

Our thanks to the staff of NVC who were so thoughtful and caring of Max during his last months and days, and the many friends and family who have given us love and support.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Stratford Church of Christ or the NVC Patients’ Benefit Fund.

Pallbearers for the services will be: Derrell Fogle, Daren Martin, Derek Martin, Jake Morton, Danny Fogle and Anthony Patton.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Deedra Fogle, Melanie Martin, Jacob Fogle and Taryn Martin.

 

Roy Martin

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Roy Glenn Martin were held at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Bill Chesser officiating.

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

Martin died Saturday, April 28, 2007 at the age of 47. He was born on Jan. 25, 1960 in Roswell, N.M., to William Reins and Lucille (Bartlett) Martin.

He graduated from Konawa High School and operated a lawn service in the Wewoka area.

His mother and one brother, Bruce Martin, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his brother, William Martin of Cromwell.

 

 

Mary Robertson

Longtime Seminole resident Mary L. Robertson passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007 in Seminole at the age of 59.

She was born on June 20, 1948 in Shawnee to Aubrey Delos and Cora Mae (Hodges) Wood.

She married Johnny Robertson on Jan. 7, 1968 in Shawnee.

She worked at Wrangler for more than 15 years retiring in 1992.

She is survived by her husband Johnny Robertson of the home, son and daughter-in-law: Donnie and Sandy Robertson of Sheridan, Ill., two daughters and a son-in-law: Cory and Leslie Berry and Kennedy Robertson all of Seminole, two sisters: Karen Green of Shawnee, and Billie Shaw of Yukon, one brother and sister-in-law: Murray and Chris Bohannon of Santa Rosa, Calif., one nephew: Nic and his wife Courtney Green of Shawnee, three nieces: Jennifer and husband Keith Thomas of Yukon, Tami Brown of Oklahoma City, and Kyndel and husband Ed McDonald of Jones, two special friends; Anna Thompson and Margaret Ford, and two adopted daughters, Sherri McAlvain and Leslie Smith.

She is also survived by a host of other nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and other family and friends.

Five grandchildren also survive her: Lakyn Seeley, Langley Berry, Emersyn Berry, Kamdyn Hill and Bross Robertson.

Her parents precede her in death and nephew Bryan Shaw.

She loved her children and grandchildren very much and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007 at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Tommy Clark officiating.

Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Garden in Shawnee.

Pallbearers will be: Joel Hill, Nic Green, Aaron Hill, Jeff Cheatwood and Jonathan Lozier.

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

 

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George Mason

Graveside services for former longtime Seminole resident George "Wayne" Mason are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery with Tim Tate officiating.

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

Mason, 66, died Thursday Aug. 9, 2007 in Tecumseh. He was born on April 17, 1941 in Denison, Texas to George and Opal (Lemons) Mason.

He worked for many years in the oil field and in later years he worked in construction.

His parents; brother, Wilbur Mason; and sister, Peggy Dollarhide preceded him in death.

Surviving is his son, Jerry Mason of Seminole; daughter, Monica Childers of Tecumseh; stepson, Mike Mendenhall of Seminole; four sisters, Margaret Scott of Seminole, June Hume of Sulphur, Linda Barnes of Seminole, and Melba Gibbs of Mesquite, Texas; brother, Terry Mason of Shawnee and one grandchild.

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

 

 

 

 

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Deryl Massey

A memorial service for Wewoka resident Deryl Joe Massey is to be announced at a later date.

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

Massey, 49, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at his residence. He was born Jan. 25, 1958 in Bonham, Texas.

He attended Antlers High School and was self-employed as a transmission technician.

Massey enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, sky diving and traveling. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #119 in Ada.

He was married to Patty Burgess and to this marriage one child was born.

His sister, Deborah Jo and brother, Robert Hopkins, preceded him n death.

Surviving is his son, SSG. David Leon Massey of Germany; stepdaughter, Amanda JoAnn Pritchett; father and stepmother, Davis Joe Massey and Dorothy Virginia of Wewoka; mother and stepfather, Betty Ruth and Ivan Tyree of Prairie Grove, Ark.; five grandchildren; brother, George Woodrow Massey of Wewoka; half-siblings, Lillian Ann Heim of Bentonville, Ark., Rebecca Marie Sutton of Ada, Virginia Whipple of Norman, Kathryn Sue Free of Kansas City, Mo., Neal Wayne Massey of Hawaii and Patricia Ann Winters of Ada.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ida Matheny

Graveside services for longtime Wewoka resident Ida Lee (Sykes) Matheny will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery.

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

Ida Lee Matheny, age 104, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2007 in Holdenville. Ida Lee was born in Marion County, Miss., to Wilson and Lula (Berry) Sykes on Sept. 2, 1902. She was the baby of nine children.

She lived in the Columbia, Miss., area until she left to meet her finance’ in Oklahoma. She arrived on the train in Henryetta on May 31, 1926 and she married William Earl Matheny that same day.

They established their home in Wewoka where she lived ever since.

Ida Lee was a kind and gentle soul with never a cross word for anyone. She was a wonderful and supportive wife, mother, and grandmother, beloved by everyone.

Although never finishing high she had wisdom beyond any formal education, which she shared freely with her family.

Her kind and sweet nature was absolute, never wavering. Her long and beautiful life was filled with love for her family, her friends, church, cats, and her community.

In September 2002 the family gathered from all over the country for a huge 100th birthday celebration.

She was a proud member of the Oklahoma Centenarians and long time member of the First United Methodist Church Wewoka.

Her parents, husband, daughter June Matheny Moore, son William Jerry Matheny, and her great-grandson William Jared Maupin preceded her in death.

Survivors include: daughter, Faye Lee Dingler and husband Bill of Oklahoma City; daughter-in-law, Verna Lou Matheny of Highland Village, Texas; grandchildren: Susan Reedy, Rachel Mitchell and husband Robert, David Christian and wife Cherry, Don Christian, Darrell Christian and wife Paige, Todd Matheny and wife Jeannie, Michael Matheny and wife Dana, and Leslye and Craig Dingler; 16 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren, with two expected.

Memorials can be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, Vocal Music Dept., 222 NW 15th, OKC, OK 73109.

 

 

 

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Rodney Mathers

Memorial services for former Seminole resident Rodney Bryon Mathers are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Freedom Church of God in Emory, Texas.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lynch Funeral Service, Greenville, Texas.

Mathers, 57, of Greenville, Texas, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2007.

He was a retired tracing clerk with the Santa Fe Railroad and he enjoyed riding his motorcycle and boating.

Surviving is daughter, Melodie Wolloughby of Dallas; son, Cody Byron Mathers of Greenville; his mother, Kathryn Chesser; and three grandchildren.

Juanita Mathews

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Juanita Mathews are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel, Wewoka, with Rev. John Lively officiating.

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

Our precious mother has passed away today, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007. Juanita B. Mathews, born Sept. 29, 1936 in Seminole, was preceded in death by both parents.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 21-1/2 years, William "Bill" Edward Mathews, Jr.

As one of five children, Junaita was preceded in death by brother, Leonard, and a sister, Faye Jewell; and is survived by sister, Ella Mae Murray of Wewoka, Vera Jane McDonald of Shawnee, and Alvie Leon Martin of Wewoka.

Juanita is also survived by her four children: Mike and wife Kathy of Wewoka, Kathy England of Oklahoma City, Darnell Mathews of Holdenville, and Kenny Mathews of the home; four grandchildren: Misty Ann, Tiffany Dawn, Tonya Rena, Jarrod Micheal; and eight great-grandchildren.

Also there are numerous nieces, nephews, and many special friends to be mentioned.

Three special friends that the family wishes to mention that meant so much was the Walker Family, Beverly Jeremy and Rachel.

Juanita will never forgive us if we did not mention her dearly loved little poodle, "Foo Foo".

 

Alice Matthews

A memorial service for Seminole resident Alice L. Matthews will be held at a later date with arrangements under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Matthews, 62, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007 in Oklahoma City. She was born Aug. 17, 1945 in Seminole to Fisher and Emma (Bear) Noon.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Snake Creek Baptist Church in Seminole.

On June 21, 1980 she married Jerry L. Matthews in Tulsa.

Her parents and several brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; three sons, Yul Kirk Whitson of Calera, Okla., Gary Whitson of Ada and Spirit Sires of Pottsboro, Texas; three brothers, Porter Bear of Seminole, Ron Bear of Stillwater and Wallie Bear of Shawnee; two sisters, Nora Lefthand of Seminole and Dora Haney of Shawnee; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Alton Maxwell

Private family services for longtime Seminole resident Alton "Jack" Jennings Maxwell are scheduled for Thursday.

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

Maxwell died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007 in Seminole at the age of 78. He was born on Dec. 13, 1928 to Sidney Oliver and Hester Mae (Rail) Maxwell in Allen, Okla.

He was a member of the Church of Christ at Little and he worked in construction for over thirty-five years. In 1990 he retired after twenty-five years of Real Estate sales.

His parents and one brother, G.W. Maxwell who died in the invasion of France preceded him in death.

Surviving is his son, Jerry Maxwell of Bullhead City, Ariz.; four daughters, Carolyn Sparks of Las Vegas, Nev., Rebecca Maxwell of California, Cheryl Malcolm of California, and Rachelle Lewis of California.

He is also survived by five brothers, Kenneth Wayne Maxwell of Ada, Willis Don Maxwell of Kingston, Okla., Alfred Landon Maxwell of Madill, Okla., Larry Maxwell of Ada and Mike Maxwell of Ft. Worth, Texas; three sisters, Helen Bernice Priest of Ada, Beverly Carr of Wewoka, and Debra Hatton of Allen; 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Judy Maynard

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Judy Earline Maynard are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the City of Moore Cemetery, Moore.

Pastor Harvey Spears will officiate with services being under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home, Moore.

Maynard, 59, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007 in Norman. She was born Aug. 16, 1947 in Midland, Texas to Odeis and Averil (Rozel) Boyd. The family moved to Wewoka, where she attended school.

Judy married the love of her life, Don Allen Maynard, on march 20, 1963 and they made their home in Moore. They had two children, Lori and Don, Jr.

She enjoyed genealogy, the computer, decorating, taking car of her yard and flowers, music, traveling, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She was a member of the Eastern Star and Ladies Auxiliary VFW #1311 in Seminole.

Judy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a sweet and caring person who always took the time to listen and help those close to her. Judy was greatly loved and will be missed by everyone whose life she touched.

She is survived by her husband, Don; daughter, Lori Fahrenthold and husband Terry of Moore; son, Don Maynard Jr. and wife Rebekah of Moore; four grandchildren, Brittany Creason and husband Jeremiah of Moore, Austin Ferenthold of Moore, Kenady Maynard and Trevor Maynard, both of Moore; and great-granddaughter, Johannah Creason of Moore.

Judy is also survived by three sisters, Christina Hutchinson and husband Jim of Lawton, Carolyn Johnson and husband Mike of Longview, Texas and Mary Wells and husband Henry of Wewoka; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her parents and one brother, Frank Boyd, preceded her in death.

"…And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Psalms 23

 

 

 

 

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Madge McAnally

Funeral services for Longtime Konawa area resident Madge Juanita McAnally have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa.

Rev. Ed Bray will officiate.

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

McAnally passed away on Friday, Aug. 31, 2007 in Holdenville at the age of 98.

She was born on Dec. 5, 1908 in Konawa to Ned B. and Grace (Force) Johnson.

She married Oscar M. McAnally on Sept. 1, 1928 in Summers Chapel Area near Konawa.

He preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 1974.

She along with her family lived around the Hazel area near Konawa most her life; she attended Summers Chapel School and Konawa High School and attended the Methodist Church.

In her earlier years she enjoyed square dancing and rodeos with her husband and children, gardening and her flowers.

In her latter years she enjoyed arts and craft with the Senior Citizens.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister, Eva Moncrief and two brothers: Ray Johnson and Jack Johnson; and two grandchildren.

She is survived by three sons: Don McAnally of Millersville, Mo., Rich McAnally of McAlester, Mitchell McAnally of Seminole, and three daughters: Margaret Matthews of Konawa, Alice Irvin of Holdenville, and Linda Hardison of Palo Verde, Ariz.

She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and numerous great- great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

 

Francis McCarty

Funeral services for longtime Maud resident, Francis "Fran" (Grooms) McCarty, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Maud with Rev. Bobby Shatto to officiate.

Her brother-in-law, Bob Woods, will assist in the services with interment to follow at Cummings cemetery in Maud.

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

McCarty, 68, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007 in Seminole. She was born March 23, 1939 in Longview, Texas to Stephen Lonzo Grooms and Cora Elizabeth (Pittman) Grooms.

On Feb. 3, 1956 she married Robert "Bob" McCarty in Oklahoma City. The couple lived in Shawnee from 1979 until 1994 when they returned to Maud.

McCarty retired from Homeland where she had worked in the meat markets both in Shawnee then in Seminole where she retired in 2001. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Maud.

Surviving is her husband of the home; one son, Robert "Bunky" McCarty of Choctaw; two daughters, Elizabeth "Winky" Ausdenmoore of Tecumseh and Teresa Workman of Konawa; seven sisters: Betty "Souki" Kelley of Oklahoma City, Joyce Stackhouse Brann of Maud, Bobbie Nell Woods of Maud, Jean Rowley of Ardmore, Virginia McClaskey of Maud, Glenda Bowers of Maud, and Virginia Bergen of Shawnee; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one on the way.

Casket bearers will be: Steve Woods, Steven Bowers, Gary McClaskey, Ernie Rowley, Eddie Stackhouse and Tommy Kelley.

Honorary bearers will be: Floyd Bowers, Gary McClaskey, Paul Rowley and Homer Bergen.

The family has suggested that donations be made in her memory to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 160, Maud, OK 74854.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Neva McClatchey

Graveside services for former Konawa resident Neva "Lorene" McClatchey are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Vamoosa Cemetery in Konawa with Bro. Wade Scott officiating.

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

McClatchey died Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada, at the age of 72. She was born April 5, 1935 in Jackson, Okla.

On April 5, 1954 she married Homer McClatchey in Maricopa, Calif., and he preceded her in death on July 13, 1990.

She was a longtime resident of Konawa before moving to Ballard Nursing Center in Ada.

She is survived by a host of friends including Wade and Diane Scott and her friends at Ballard Nursing Center.

 

 

 

Nellie Pauline McDaniel

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident Nellie McDaniel are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

A reception will be held following the service at Omalee’s, 206 N. Main in Seminole. Interment will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at South Height Cemetery, Sapulpa, Okla.

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

Nellie McDaniel passed away on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007 in Everett, Wash. at the age of 95.

She was born on Dec. 6, 1911 in Wyatt, Mo. to Thomas Bryan and Etta Nellie (McElroy) Carey.

She was a nanny for the David Boren Family for many years as well as other families in the Seminole and Shawnee area. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole, Oklahoma.

She married her husband of 57 years Lowell E. McDaniel in Sapulpa; he preceded her in death on April 15, 1986.

Her son, L.E. McDaniel, one brother, two sisters, one granddaughter and two nephews, also precede her in death.

Her son and daughter-in-law survive her, Mike and Barbara McDaniel of Bothell, Wash.; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations may be made in memory of Nellie to Providence Hospice and Homecare of Snohomish County, 2731 Wetmore Avenue, Suite 500, Everett, WA 98201.

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

 

 

 

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Leon McDonald

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident Leon McDonald are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Christ in Little.

Rusty Dawson, Rob Babbit and Bill McDonald are to officiate and interment is to follow at Little Cemetery with military honors.

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

Albert Leon McDonald, 84-years-old, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer.

He died on the same home place he was born on Aug. 5, 1922 in the Twin Oak Community, north of Seminole to parents Martin D. "M.D." McDonald and Osa May (Hill) McDonald. He was the seventh of eight children.

Leon attended Twin Oak School and then Varnum High School, graduating in 1940. He went on to join the Civilian Conservation Corps.

He worked in Colorado where he met his future wife, Marie Holm of Idaho Springs. They married there on Dec. 12, 1941. They enjoyed 48 years together until her death in 1990.

Leon entered the Army Air Corps in 1943 and served with the 453rd bomb group, 8th Air Force stationed in Old Buckenham, England.

Upon his discharge in 1945 he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European Campaign Medal with eight battle stars, and the World War II Victory Medal.

He and Marie returned to Seminole after the war and Leon went to work for Gulf Oil Company, then for Kerr McGee. Leon retired from Kerr McGee in 1984 as a connection foreman out of the Cushing office.

A faithful member of the Church of Christ, Leon served as a Bible class teacher and elder in congregations in Cushing and Little. He enjoyed collecting antique tools and several articles and photos were published about him and his hobby.

Leon married Virginia "Betty" Freed on Aug. 10, 1991 in Oklahoma City. Leon and Betty served on the site council board of the Seminole Senior Center where they were chosen as the site’s Valentine King and Queen last year. They also enjoyed traveling together especially their Alaskan cruise.

His parents, his first wife Marie and children Kathy, Jennie, and Richard, preceded Leon in death. All of the children died in infancy. Also preceding him are four brothers, Roy, Burnard, James and Hoyt, and sister Nola, as well as brothers-in-law, Floyd Willoughby, and Herman Bull, sisters-in-law, Lula, Myrtle, Esther, and Norma Lee.

Leon is survived by his wife Betty of the home; his son, Leon Jr. and his wife Ann of Shawnee; three grandchildren, Amy and husband Todd Foxx of Bettendorf, Iowa, Clay and wife Debbie of Piedmont, Okla., and Ryan and wife Dwan of Midwest City and great-grandchildren, Kellen, Garrett and Gannon Foxx and Madison, Mallori and Mason McDonald.

He is also survived by stepson, Jim Freed and his wife Beverly of Chickasha, Okla., stepdaughter, Judy Babbit and husband Ron of Tulsa, Oklahoma; step-grandchildren, Janet and husband Jimmy Strate, Jerry Freed and wife Carmen, Lori Davis and Tyler Babbit; great-grandchildren, Justin and Jared Strate, Vail and Vann Freed, Randy and Christina Davis; his brother, Bill McDonald and wife Edna and his sister Lillie Willoughby, all of Seminole.

"Uncle Leon" is also survived by many special nieces and nephews and other friends who will greatly miss him.

Casket bearers will be; Steve McDonald, Bradley McDonald, Alex McDonald, Matthew Boydstun, Ryan McDonald and Clay McDonald.

Honorary bearers will be the elders and deacons of the Church of Christ at Little, Oklahoma.

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

 

 

 

 

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Vernon McGee

Funeral services for longtime Cromwell resident Vernon McGee are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Cooper Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

McGee, 92, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007 in Seminole. He was born June 16, 1914 in Macomb to Jessee Tee and Mary Alice (Black) McGee.

He was born and raised on the family farm in Macomb, and was a graduate of Macomb High School.

McGee served in the United States Army in Germany during World War II and he lived in California for many years before moving to Cromwell in 1980.

On Oct. 18, 1980 he married Irene Adams in Tulsa and worked as a security guard and fireman at Lockheed Missiles in van Nuys, Calif. and Manteca Magnesium Plant.

He attended Cromwell Baptist Church and loved gardening and deer hunting.

His parents, five brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Irene Adams McGee of the home; four sons, Vernon Eugene McGee of Edgewater, Colo., Melvin Lewis McGee of Oklahoma City, Bobby Lee McGee of Commerce City, Colo. and Billy Glen McGee of Las Vegas, Nev.; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

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Mary McMullin

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Mary I. McMullin are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Mary passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007 in the Seminole nursing home. She was born July 7, 1928 in Wewoka to James L. and Janie (Hayes) Hale.

She graduated from Wewoka High School and worked for Big Yank as a seamstress. Mary also worked for Fox Cleaners as an alteration person and as an Eldercare provider after retirement.

Mary was a member of the VFW Auxiliary.

Her parents; husband, William (Bill) McMullin and seven brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Betty J. Crowdis of Yukon and Peggy Sue McMullin of Seminole; three grandchildren, Regina, Brad and Brian; one great-grandchild; two brothers, J.R. Hale of Seminole and Willie Hale of Sallisaw and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

 

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Thomas McQueen

Funeral services for Seminole native Thomas George McQueen were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Lance Sawyer officiating.

Entombment followed in Memorial Park Mausoleum. Service arrangements were under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home.

Thomas George McQueen passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007. He was born June 9, 1933 in Seminole to James Wilson and Mina Faye Cabe McQueen, along with a twin brother, Richard "Dick".

He grew up in Seminole where he was raised on the family dairy farm. He graduated from Varnum High School.

After high school his first job was as a floor hand (roust about) on a drilling rig for Jerry Scott Drilling.

On April 9, 1954, Tom married Clarilee Shields in Seminole. Earlier that year, Tom began his career in the oil business with Dowell Services, in Seminole, Ft Smith, Healdton, Pauls Valley, and Muskogee.

In 1969 he founded McOil Company. He expanded the company to include McAir Drilling, McOil Service Company and McOil Operating Company.

His passion was engineering and designing custom built oil field equipment. After semi-retirement in 2004, Tom continued to stay active by monitoring his oil production.

Tom was a long-time devoted member of First Baptist Church. He was a church deacon, a choir member, and taught seventh grade Sunday school for many years.

He was also on the building committee for the Christian Life Center and other church projects. Tom was a man of great faith, but also civic minded.

He served on the Board of Directors at First National Bank and Commercial Bank and Trust Company for many years. He was also an active member of Rotary Club. In his spare time, Tom enjoyed fishing with his son and grandsons.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents and twin brother, Dick McQueen.

He is survived by his wife, Clarilee McQueen; son and daughter-in-law, Kelly and Carol McQueen of Muskogee; daughter and son-in-law, Kerri and Russell Ingram, of Dallas; grandsons, Foster McQueen and his wife, Hilary, of Muskogee, Mitchell McQueen of Edmond and Charlie Green, III, of Dallas; sister and brother-in-law, Janice and George Sanderson, of Wewoka; sister-in-law, Ina Jean McQueen, of Muskogee; nieces, nephews and their spouses, Sharon and Bob Turner of Oklahoma City, Lessa and Richard Alkire of Colorado, Rick and Mary Kay McQueen, of Muskogee, La Donna Sims, and Janet and Mel Herron and a host of extended family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Mike Wise, Harold Parsons, Rick McQueen, Bill Boies, Bob Dotson and Dr. George Ladd.

Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Weddle, Louis Wheeler, Robert Twibell, R.T. Shields, and Chris Hammond.

Friends may wish to remember Tom by making memorials to the Tom McQueen Camp Scholarship Fund, 111 S. 7th St., Muskogee, OK 74401, National Kidney Foundation of Oklahoma, 10600 S Pennsylvania Ave Ste 16-144, Oklahoma City, OK  73170-4256 or the American Diabetes Association, 6600 S. Yale Ave., Suite 1310, Tulsa, OK 74136-3346.

 

 

 

 

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Virginia McQuillen

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident, Virginia Thomas McQuillen, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Wewoka with Rev. Ed Bateman officiating and assisted by Rev. Amanda B.P. Lockwood.

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

Virginia, 90, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2007 in Tulsa. She was born Feb. 19, 1916 in Quinton, Okla., to Ernest and Bertha (Parker) Thomas.

She graduated from Quinton High School and East Central Teacher’s College with a BA in French. Virginia was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Wewoka.

Her husband, J.D. McQuillen; brothers, Herman Thomas, Joe Thomas and James Thomas; stepdaughter, Halene Durall and her daughter, Melo Richter preceded her in death.

Surviving is her son, James McQuillen and wife, Mary, of Plano, Texas; daughter, Linda McQuillen Kulp and Husband, Victor of Tulsa; grandsons, James W. McQuillen, John McQuillen and Davis Kulp; stepdaughter, Donna Durall and her children, Leslie Willis, Corda Galloway, Hannah Whisenand, Patrick Durall, Jimmy Walker and Alan Durall and Randa Durall (the children of Halene Durall).

Berta Elva McRay

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Berta Elva McRay are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, March 29 at the Seminole Church of Christ with Todd McRay and Chris Stinnett officiating.

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

Berta Elva McRay passed away on Monday, March 26, 2007 at Holdenville Hospital at the age of 97. She was born on June 17, 1909 north of Horntown in Hughes County to Bert Garrison and Emma (Hawthorne) Bagwell.

Elva moved to Holdenville in 1921 and graduated from Holdenville High School. She married John R. McRay, Sr. on Dec. 27, 1927 in Wewoka and together they made their home in Holdenville where she and her husband reared their four sons.

They lived in Holdenville 34 years before moving to Seminole in 1961. She lived in Seminole until recently moving into a retirement home in Holdenville.

She was a faithful member of the East Main Church of Christ in Holdenville and the Seminole Church of Christ in Seminole. She became a member of the Church of Christ in 1933 and was a faithful Christian for 74 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John McRay, Sr. on March 6, 1991 and two sons, Charles McRay and John McRay Jr., two brothers, three sisters, and one granddaughter.

She is survived by two sons and their wives, Harold McRay and wife Evelyn of Lawton and Wallace "Doe" McRay and wife Sue of Seminole; two daughters-in-law, Linda McRay of Ft. Smith, Ark. and Neva McRay of Edmond; sister, Grace Freeman of Albany, Ore.; and sister-in-law, Francis Olson of Truth or Consequences, N.M.

In addition, 11 grandchildren, Karen Morris and husband Chris, Kim Layman and husband Brian, Shannon McRay, Stephen McRay and wife Michelle, Mark McRay and wife Gay, Todd McRay and wife Laura, Bryan McRay and wife Sunny, Amy McRay, Kellie McRay, Jeff McRay and Erin Duncan and husband Ty; numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild also survive her.

Pallbearers for the services will be Stephen McRay, Mark McRay, Bryan McRay, Jeff McRay, Tom McRay and John Robert McRay.

Donations may be made to the John and Elva McRay Scholarship Fund at Oklahoma Christian University, 2501 E. Memorial Road, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73013.

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

 

 

 

 

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Darlene Mendenhall

Funeral services for Seminole native Darlene A. (Presley) Mendenhall are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Baue Funeral and memorial Center Chapel in St. Charles, Mo.

Interment is to follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo., under the direction of Baue Funeral and Memorial Center.

Mendenhall, 74 of St. Charles, Mo., died Saturday, March 24, 2007 at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in Creve, Mo. She was born Dec. 25, 1932 in Seminole to King and Edna Presley.

She was a homemaker and member of Harvester Baptist Church.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving her is her husband, Rev. Robert Mendenhall of St. Charles; daughters, Gay Lynn Estes of St. Charles and Joy Reddick of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Donna Wallace of Seminole and Doris Sanders of Norman and three grandchildren.

 

Glenn Merriman

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Glenn Eugene Merriman are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bilbe Cemetery at Holdenville Lake, with Rebel Johnson officiating.

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

Merriman, 87, of Holdenville, died Sunday, June 24, 2007 at Holdenville General Hospital. He was born Dec. 28, 1919 in Walters, Okla., to Frank Merriman and Eua Estella Brown.

He was a Wetumka resident before moving to Seminole and then moving to Holdenville. Merriman was a veteran with the United States Navy and a member of the Church of Christ.

Merriman married Dorothy Dean Merriman and she preceded him in death on Dec. 16, 2006.

He was a heavy equipment operator/engineer and also drove a truck for Brewer-McMichael.

His parents; one son, Eugene Merriman; and four sisters, Opal Kanna, Abbie Itson, Maurine Bovett and Totsie Crismon, also preceded him n death.

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth Lee Merriman and Brian Keith Merriman, both of California; two daughters, Glenda Estella and Maurine Merrima, both of California; one brother, Hobert Merriman of California; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

Bob Meyers

Bob Meyers of Maud and also of Macomb, died Wednesday, June 13 after a long illness. He was 60. He was born Sept. 2, 1946 in Modesto Calif. to Don L. and Ellen Goatz Meyers. 

Pursuant to his wishes, there will be a viewing at Knight-Swearingen funeral home in Maud on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with cremation to follow.

He had several careers including being a mechanic and owning his own station and garage in Modesto, logging in Oregon and police work in Albuquerque N.M.

Bob was a past member of Phi Beta Kappa and a lifetime NRA member. After becoming disabled, he developed skills in woodworking, pottery, art, photography and vintage tool collecting and is mentioned on several Plomb tool websites.

His parents and their families were from the Maud area and he had pleasant childhood memories of the area, prompting him to move here in the mid-1990's upon retirement/disability.

Long-term partner Debra Fox and her children Ben Fox and Chloe Fox, all of the home, survive him.

Also surviving him are his sons, Billy of Sonora Calif., Tim of Oklahoma City and Stephen and Robert of Virginia; daughters, Samantha Williams of Modesto Calif., and Amanda Meyers of Roanoke, Va.

He is survived by four brothers; William D., Vernon, Jim and Dennis, all of California; and four 4 grandchildren including Stephanie Meyers of Oklahoma City.

His parents preceded him in death.

The family would like to thank Faith hospice, especially Brenda Provence for her excellent care and compassion these last few months.

 

 

 

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Sondra Meyers

A memorial service for Wewoka resident Sondra Meyers is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday in the Anadarko Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral Service in Tulsa.

Meyers, 50, died Saturday, June 2, 2007 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, following a brief illness. She was born Nov. 14, 1956 in Carlsbad, N.M. to Van G. Smithpeter, Sr. and Lorena (Heddlesten) Smithpeter.

She was a resident of Wewoka for the past 14 years and was an avid OU football fan and never missed watching a game.

Her grandparents, father and one brother preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Neptali Vera of Wewoka; her mother, Lorena Heddlesten; brother, Van G. Smithpeter, Jr. of Rush Springs; sister, Naomi Werner of Portsmouth, Va.; two stepsons, Rafel and Joel Vera of Wisconsin and five step-grandchildren.

 

Donna Miles

A private memorial service for former Seminole resident Donna Jean Miles will be held at a later date at the family’s convenience.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ford Funeral Service, Midwest City.

Donna Jean Miles, 75, of Midwest City, died Friday, March 16, 2007. She was born Oct. 19, 1931 in Shawnee as the daughter of Albert and Margaret Johnson.

She was raised in Seminole where she graduated high school. Donna attended OU as a music major and was the first student to play the harp at OU. She also played the accordion and was a twirler.

Needless to say, Donna was the ultimate OU fan receiving a plaque signed by the OU football team when she retired from Tinker Air Force base on Oct. 31, 1991.

Donna was proud to be a longtime member of the Eastern Stars #452 in Seminole.

Her parents, brother, Tommy Johnson, grandson and John Cameron Miles preceded her in death.

Donna is survived by her daughter, Denyse Heidmeyer Palinkas and her husband Edward of Oakville, Conn.; son, Daryl Miles of Bethany; grandchildren, Ashlee Kelly-Palinkas and Michael Edward Palinkas of Oakville, Conn., Brandon Casey Miles of Moore and Curtis Dayton Miles of Midwest City; great-grandsons, Conner Allen Hooper and Curtis Dayton Miles III; cousin, Nathylee Whitley of Seminole; best friends, Polly Smith and Bob McFarland; other relatives and friends.

The family suggests that memorial donations may be made to the American cancer Society.

 

 

 

Michael Miles

Funeral services for Michael Miles, relative of Seminole County residents, are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday Feb. 2, 2007 at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, Texas.

Burial will follow at the Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth, Texas and will be under the direction of Thompson’s Harveson and Cole Funeral Home of Fort Worth.

Miles died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007 at the age of 55.

He was born on June 13, 1951 in Shawnee to William and Lee Miles.

A 1969 graduate of Sherman High School, Miles earned a bachelor’s degree from North Texas State University and a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, where he was a member of Alpha Chi fraternity.

He was a CPA specializing in oil and gas tax accounts and worked for McCaslin and Co., L.L.C. for over 20 years.

At the time of his death, Miles was a principal with the company.

Listed in Who’s Who in 1996, Miles was a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

He was also a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church and the Forth Worth Petroleum Club.

An avid golfer, he was proud of his hole in one.

Miles was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lee Miles.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Mary Ann Miles; one brother, William Miles Jr. and his wife Jackie; and sisters Mary Miles DeRusse, Little Rock, Ark.; Nancy Miles Miller and Elizabeth Spencer, both of Sherman, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jack McCaslin, Richard Spofford, Mel Henkes, Tony Hausler, Jeff Aston and John Van Zanten.

The family resquests that in lieu of memorials that gifts be made to the American Cancer Society, 3301 West Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76107; and to the American Heart Association, 2630 West Freeway, Suite 250, Fort Worth, Texas 76102, or to a charity of choice.

 

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Linda Miller

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Linda "Diane" Miller are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery with Congregational Methodist Minister Dan Grimes officiating the service.

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

Linda "Diane" Miller, 53 year-old Seminole resident and business woman passed from this life Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007 at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born Aug. 28, 1954 in Seminole to parents Verlin Mae (Weston) Miller and Archie Dale Miller.

As a young girl she had been a member of the Order of Rainbow Girls where she was a past Worthy Advisor. Diane attended Seminole High School where she graduated in 1972.

She continued her education at Seminole State College where she earned her associate degree, and then she earned her Bachelor of Arts from East Central University in Ada.

In 1998 Diane took over the family business "Miller Plant Farm" in Seminole. Her family had established the business in 1939 and she continued the business operations even through her lengthy battle with cancer.

Diane had served as president twice for the Oklahoma Green House Association where she had earned a lifetime membership and the grower of the year award.

She was also a longtime member and had served in the Children’s Department at First Baptist Church in Seminole, teaching Sunday school and Children’s Church.

Diane would also attend the Seminole Congregational Methodist Church on Goodhope Road.

Although Diane never married she did have a true love and that was Oklahoma State University. She loved to kid and chastise her family and friends who were avid O.U. fans.

Diane leaves to cherish her memory her parents, Archie Dale Miller and Verlin Mae (Weston) Miller of Seminole; her paternal grandmother, Alice Miller of Seminole; two brothers and their spouses, David and Anna Miller of Albuquerque, N.M., and Glen and Stacey Miller of El Reno; and one sister, Barbara Bilbrey of Fort Worth, Texas.

Other survivors include her nephews, Chase and his wife Tina Bilbrey of Dallas, Texas, Andrew Miller of El Reno, and niece, Erin Miller of El Reno. Also surviving is a great-nephew, Korbin Bilbrey of Dallas, Texas and a host of other family and dear friends.

Diane is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, W.C. Miller; her maternal grandparents, J. Henry Weston and Virgie (Goff) Weston; and one niece Emily Ann Miller.

The family will receive friends at Swearingen Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Casket bearers will be: Lee Dixson, Mike Minihan, Tim Minihan, Chase Bilbrey, Martin Prieto, Dr. Mike Snelly, Miguel Gomez and Andrew Miller.

Honorary bearers will be: Kim Boydston, Kathy Zeller, Jessica Gomez, Manuela Prieto, Veronica Prieto, JaNene Day, Marilyn Stewart and Betty Oliver.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lori Millican

Funeral services for Konawa resident Lori Kay (Burgess) Millican are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa with Bros. Dennis Traxler, Kellos Walker and Ed George officiating. 

Wake services will be held on Wednesday at 6:30 P.M. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa.

Burial will follow at the Burgess Family Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Millican, 45, passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, at Carl Albert Indian Health Center in Ada. She was born on Jan. 12, 1962 in Wewoka to Bobby Burgess and Ellen (Larney) Burgess.  

She graduated from Konawa High School where she was active in the band. Later she graduated from East Central University in Ada with a Bachelors degree in Business.

While at ECU, she was in the exchange student program and was in the ECU Band.

Millican was employed with the Chickasaw Nation for over 13 years as a Procurement Specialist.

On Nov. 5, 1999 she married John Millican in Ada.

She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Konawa.

She is survived by her husband, John Millican of the home; her parents, Bobby Burgess and Ellen (Larney) Burgess of Konawa; three stepdaughters, Rachael Millican, Kelly Elaine Millican and Jennifer Meagan Millican;
two sisters, Cora Osborne and of Konawa and Barbara West of Tecumseh and one brother, Ricky Burgess of Konawa.

One brother, Bobby Burgess, preceded her in death.

Serving as casket bearers will be Christopher Baker, Franklin West, Michael Burgess, Jason Burgess, Billy Archer and Johnny Osborne. 

Honorary bearers will be Ricky Burgess, Jr., Brandon West, Madden West, Dale Archer, Camron Archer, David Hamilton and members of the Bethlehem Baptist Church.

 

 

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Josephine Mills

Longtime Seminole resident Josephine J. Gilkey Mills passed away on Sept. 3, 2007, at Seminole Estates Nursing Center at the age of 81.

She was born on May 27, 1926, in Spring Valley, Ark., to Jesse and Elsie Mary (Hayes) King.

She married Glenn Gilkey and he preceded her in death in February of 1962.

Mills retired from Wrangler more than 30 years ago, where she had worked for many years.

She loved to play cared and dominoes with family and friends. She was also a loyal patron of the Heritage House in Seminole and delivered meals to shut-ins for several years.

Mills is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dick Gilkey and wife Jo Ann of Edmond; daughter, Kathey Hill of Seminole; granddaughter, Terri Stastny and husband J.D. of Prague; grandson Jason Gilkey and wife Debbie of Nashville, Tenn.; two great-grandsons, Nathan Michael Stastny and Connor Sullivan Gilkey; and one great-granddaughter, Treasure Ruth Gilkey.

Numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends also survive her.

Mills’ parents, husband, one brother, and three sisters preceded her in death.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007, at Little Cemetery, with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Viewing will be held Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Paul Matthews, J.D. Stastny, James Cox, Jason Gilkey, and David Rambo.

Messages of condolence may be left online at www.
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Wilma Mitchell

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Wilma Jayne Mitchell are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Seminole Church of Christ.

Interment is to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Seminole, under the direction of Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home of Odessa, Texas.

Mitchell, 85 of Odessa, Texas, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007 at her residence. She was born April 25, 1922 in Breckenridge, Texas to Julius Marion and Viola (Blakeney) Hollowell.

On March 1, 1944 she married Leland Keith Mitchell in San Francisco, Calif. She was a retired secretary from the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

Mitchell moved to Odessa from Seminole in March 2003 and was a member of the Seminole Church of Christ.

Her parents; husband; brother, Robert Marion Hollowell; and sister, Dorothy Louise York, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her nephew, Steve York, and niece, Sharon Mayfield, both of Odessa.

Johnny Mitchell

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Johnny Mitchell are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at New Hope Church in Wewoka.

Interment is to follow at the Mitchell Family Cemetery in Dustin, Okla., under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Mitchell, 70-year-old Shawnee resident, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2007 at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee. He was born Nov. 10, 1936 in Hannah, Okla., to Simon Silla Mitchell and Betty (William) Mitchell.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and was a huge sports enthusiast and was a big Oklahoma University fan.

Mitchell retired from Thomas Concrete Company in Oklahoma City in 1990 and was also a self-employed welder.

He was a member of New Hope Church in Wewoka, where he and his wife Ernestine (Tanyan) were married on March 10, 2001.

His parents; five brothers, Sam, Albert, Josie, Jim, Chebone Mitchell and Henry McNac; and one sister, Martha Ned, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home and three sisters, Hanna Tiger of Oklahoma City, Mary Davis of Weleetka and Nellie West of Weleetka.

Visitation is scheduled at Swearingen Funeral Home until 8 p.m. Saturday and the body will be taken to New Hope Church on Sunday at 4 p.m. for wake services Sunday evening.

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

 

 

 

 

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Herbert Moon

Private family services for longtime Wewoka resident Herbert J. Moon will be held at a later date with arrangements under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Moon, 86, died Saturday, July 7, 2007 at Holdenville General Hospital.

He attended Wewoka Schools and was retired from Tinker Air Force Base in the Aircraft Maintenance Division.

Moon was a World War II veteran of the United States Army.

Surviving is his wife, Gladys Moon of the home; two sons, Herbert and Joe Moon, both of Wewoka; four grandsons and one brother, Elbert Moon of Sand Springs.

 

 

 

Joanie Mooney

Funeral services for Wewoka resident, Joanie Mooney will be 2 p.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Wayne Sloan, of Tecumseh officiating.

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

Born June 17, 1983 at Shawnee to Keith Mooney and Linda Ruth Gore, she graduated from Wewoka High School with the class of 2003, and later went to work for Wrangler in Seminole as a boxer.

Her grandmother, Margaret Ruth Gore, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her companion, Jo Benson of Wewoka; father, Keith Mooney of Maud; mother and father, Linda Ruth and Hal Eugene Henington of Wewoka; sisters and brothers, Angela Mooney of Wewoka, Kenney Mooney of Holdenville, Charles Henington of Shawnee, Matthew Mooney of Holdenville, Tammy Mooney, Billy Mooney, Amanda Mooney, all of Maud, maternal grandfather, Frank Gore, Wewoka; paternal grandparents, Lilly and Louis Henington of McAlester; grandmother, Mary Madden of Holdenville; niece, Breasha Marriot; nephews, Qualen Marriot and Kahaner Marriot and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews , cousins and other relatives and friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be: Marcus Henington, Kerry Nail, Edward Paulk, Justin Henington, Tim Davis and Phillip Work. Bobby Hasbell will be acting as an honorary pallbearer.

 

 

 

 

 

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Carol Moore

Funeral services for Okemah/Cromwell resident, Carol Lee Moore, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church with Rev. Jeannie McMahan officiating.

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

Moore, 69, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2007 in Okemah. She was born April 30, 1938 in Okemah to Leslie and Alice (Aldridge) Moore.

She graduated from Excelsior School and received her Master’s degree from Southwest College and taught at Okemah Schools for a number of years.

Moore was a member of First Christian Church, Okemah and enjoyed art and teaching it to others. She also enjoyed reading and he re friends.

Her parents and brother preceded her in death.

Surviving is her stepsister, Patricia Stiffler.

Carl Moore

Funeral services for Shawnee resident Carl Roy Moore are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Fairview Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Higgins and Rev. Jess Power officiating.

Burial is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Service, Shawnee.

Mr. Moore passed away on Monday, Aug. 13, 2007 in Oklahoma City, at the age of 63. He was born Oct. 18,1943 in Shawnee to Homer and Anna (Whited) Moore.

He graduated from Prairie Valley High School and was a longtime resident of the Shawnee area where he farmed and ranched. Moore retired from Mobil Chemical Corporation in Shawnee.

His parents and one sister, Dorothy Waldrip, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of 45 years, Pearlene Moore, of the home; daughter, Tina Moore of Shawnee; son, Sheldon Moore of Shawnee; grandchildren, Brittany Herron, Christopher Moore, Karra Reynolds and Jordan Harjo, all of Shawnee; step-grandson, Clinton Herron of Seminole; one brother, Jim Moore and wife Alice of Oklahoma City; one sister, Linda Campbell and husband Bill of Shawnee; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

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Carl Morris

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Carl William Morris are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ron Keeling officiating.

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

He passed away on Saturday Dec. 1, 2007 at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 75. He was born on May 30, 1932 in Holdenville to George Leland and Artie Pearl (Arnold) Morris. He graduated from Moss High School.

He married Willa Dean (Locke) Morris on Nov. 26, 1952 in Carlsbad, N.M. and she preceded him in death on April 5, 1987.

He was the owner/operator of Morris Power Tong Service for several years.

He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law: Doyle and Joan Morris of Seminole, David and Sheri Morris of Bay City, Mich., Darrell and Traci Morris of Fredonia, Kan.; one daughter and son-in-law: Debra and Ken Wimer of McLoud; and one brother, Odell Morris of Shawnee, Oklahoma.

He is also survived by grandchildren: Wayland Morris, Jackie and wife Donita Parker, Ricky and wife Lori Parker, Stephanie and husband Brian Broughton, Stacy and husband Stan Oyler, Ashley Cavett, Aubrey Cavett, Christopher Wimer, Laci Moore, Brian Wimer, Chad Wimer, Jennifer Wimer, Jade Morris, Leah Morris and Austin Morris; great-grandchildren: Cara Parker, Jacklyn Parker, Justin Parker, Jacob Blalock, Ross Parker, Kayla Parker, Dustin Broughton, Hanna Broughton, Andre’ Bauer, Tyson Martinez, Kloe Oyler, Matthew Moore, Kayla Moore, Kelsey Moore, Andrew Moore and Aurora Wimer and one great-great grandchild, Kaylee Fryer.

Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends, also survive him.

His parents George and Artie Pearl Morris; wife, Willa Dean Morris; brothers and sisters, Mable Morris, Lowell Morris, Floy Skipworth, June Sadler, G.L. Morris and one great-grandson, Justin Smith, precede him in death.

Pallbearers will be: Tommy Stafford, Chris Plumlee, Stan Oyler, Brian Broughton, Wayland Morris and Michael Morris.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Swearingen Funeral Home in Carl’s memory to help with funeral expenses.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mary Moses

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Mary Moses will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, at Hilltop Indian Presbyterian Church, Wewoka, with Rev. Edwin Jimboy, Rev. Houston Tiger, and Rev. Larry Harrison officiating and burial at Moses Family Cemetery.

Wake services for will be 6:30 p.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

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

Mary passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007 at the age of 75 in Seminole. She was born Oct. 24, 1931 in Wewoka to Chebon Moses and Rosanna Harjo Moses.

Mary worked for Wewoka Nursing Home for more than 35 years as a nurse’s assistant. She was a Member of Wewoka Hilltop Indian Presbyterian Church.

She was also an Elder of her Church, and a Woman’s Leader. She was very involved in her Church.

She enjoyed being with her grandchildren, watching wrestling and Peoples Court.

Her siblings, Sam Moses, Solomon Moses, Olie Moses, Mandy Hill, Ella Moses preceded Mary in death.

Surviving is her son, Rex Hailey, and wife Misselda of Wewoka; grandchildren, Ashlee Hailey, Steven Wolf, Rexton Hailey, Amy Hailey, Brittany Wolf, Ralston Hailey, Angel Hailey, Deidre Harrison, Destre Harrison, Elizabeth Harrison, Sierra Brown, Allie Harrison, and Mena Harrison; several nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends; and special friend, Wendy Harrison

Pallbearers will be: Mickey Hill, Olie Gunville, Harlan Moses, Charles Travion, Eric Wise, and Jonathan Wolf.

Honorary bearers will be: Earnest Moore, J.C. Kanard, Durwood Tucker, Barry Tucker, Richard Wind, Charlie Hill, and Walter Hill.

 

 

 

 

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Willene Moss

Graveside services for Holdenville resident Wilene Marie Lee Moss are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Holdenville Cemetery with Rev. Jon Ewers officiating.

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

Moss died in Holdenville on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007 at the age of 91 years of age. She was born Nov. 19, 1915 in Holdenville to Samual Lee and Ollie Terry Lee.

She was a graduate of Moss High School and worked at Boyce Manor Nursing Home for many years.

On Aug. 21, 1933 she married Lloyd M. Moss and he preceded her in death in 1984. Her daughter, Lloy Dean White of Seminole; one sister, Mildred Cox; and one brother, Ray Lee of Seminole, also preceded her in death.

Surviving are sons, Edwin Moss of Holdenville; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

 

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Vera Mullen

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident Vera M. (Palmer) Mullen are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Allen Wood officiating.

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

Vera, age 90, passed from this life Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center in Seminole. Vera was born Oct. 16, 1917 in Seminole County to James Washington and Rhoda Emily (Sorrel) Palmer.

She married Dallas Lando Mullen on Nov. 30, 1935 in Roscoe, Okla., south of Seminole and was a housewife. He preceded her in death after 54 years of marriage, on March 20, 1990.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Gerald Eugene Mullen; a daughter, Wilma Frances Mullen; three sisters and six brothers. She was also preceded in death by a grandson Gerald "Jerry" D. Mullen.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, James L. and Mildred Mullen of Midwest City; one sister, Denver Hardin of Grants Pass, Ore.; two grandchildren, Teresa Anson and Melissa Marquis both of Wolf, Okla.; and three great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be: James W. Mullen, Chris Anson, Carroll Marquis, and Travis O'Loughlin.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Rickie Don Mullins Sr.

Memorial services for Konawa resident of Konawa, Rickie Don Mullins Sr., are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Vamoosa Cemetery with Rev. Jasper Ligon officiating.

Services are under the direction of Smith-Phillips Funeral Home of Ada.

Mr. Mullins died Thursday, April 5, 2007 at his residence in Konawa at the age of 54. He was born Feb. 7, 1953 in Wewoka to Louie Mullins and Lula Mae Heard Mullins.

On Oct. 23, 1970 in Bowlegs he married Janet Curlee.

Mr. Mullins graduated from Bowlegs High School and moved to the Konawa area in 1989 from Sasakwa. He worked in the oilfield for many years.

His father, Louie Mullins, preceded him n death.

Mr. Mullins is survived by his wife, Janet Mullins of the home; his mother, Lula Mae Mullins of Konawa; one son, Rickie Don Mullins Jr. and wife, Gina, of Konawa; one daughter, Mechelle Campbell and her husband, Gary, of Wynnewood; two brothers, Steve Mullins of Sasakwa and Roland Mullins and his wife, Diane, of Sasakwa; one sister, Debbie Kuestersteffen and her husband, Leo, of Sasakwa and one grandchild, Chelsea Brown of Wynnewood.

 

 

 

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Beverly Murray

Graveside services for Konawa resident Beverly Ann Murray were held today at 11 a.m. at Non Cemetery, near Calvin, with Ron Stewart officiating.

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

Murray, 75, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2007 in Konawa. She was born July 5, 1932 in Oklahoma City to Ezra Janeway and Nellie (Holman) Janeway.

She moved to Konawa in 1970 fro, Oklahoma City and on Jan. 4, 1951 she married Bill Murray at the Presbyterian Church in the Capital Hill area of Oklahoma City.

Murray was a member of the Vamoosa Baptist Church and graduated from Capital Hill High School in Oklahoma City.

Surviving is her husband of the Konawa home; three daughters, Linda Green of Shawnee, Kay Gordon of Chino Hills, Calif., and Cindy Donnelly of Cypress, Texas; one sister, Christine Garrette of Raytown, Mo.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers for the services were: Billy Green, Maurice Green, Dennis Gordon, Buddy Fleener and Ernie Rogers.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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William Murray

Funeral services for Prague resident William "Bill" Carol Murray are scheduled for 2 p.m Monday at Calvary Way Church, Prague.

Bro. Starland Davis, Bro. Charles McGregor, Sister Shirley Beverly and Rev. Sean Pease will be officiating.

Interment is to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Seminole, under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Prague.

William "Bill" Carol Murray was born on April 16, 1942 in Pascagoula, Miss., and departed this life on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007, at the age of 65.

Bill, the son of William Carol and Pearl Ellen (Burns) Murray, graduated Enterprise High School in Brookhaven, Mississippi, attended Mississippi College in Clinton, Miss., Copiah Lincoln Junior College in Wesson, Miss., and received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss.

He married Norma Lee Atyia on Aug. 1, 1975 in Gainesville, Texas. Bill worked for Big Yank Corporation for 28 years, achieving the position of plant manager.

For the past three years, he was employed by the Seminole Nation. At the time of his passing, he was executive director of SNDA (Seminole Nation development Authority).

He was a member of Calvary Way Church, Prague. Bill had a servant’s heart, was always giving and helping people, and was a wonderful family man. Bill loved to travel and play golf.

His parents and one sister, Willine Gatlin, preceded Bill in death.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Murray of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol Murray Bullock of Brookhaven, Miss., Susan and Ron Pinkerton of Ft. Worth, texas, Teresa and George Reich of Edmond, Melissa and Johnny Weddle of Rockwall, Texas, and Betty and Roger Cunningham of Seminole; and grandchildren, Sloan, Jordan, and McKenna Bullock, Shayna and Chrissy Pinkerton, Monica and David Clifford, LeeAnna Reich, Sunny Weddle, Ryne and Harrison Hoey.

The family will receive friends at Parks Brothers Funeral Home on Sunday from 6-8 p.m.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eric Myers

Services for former head baseball coach at SSC, Eric Allen Myers, will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Choctaw, 2700 N. Main.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hibbs Funeral Home, Choctaw.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Myers, age 37, died on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 after a long fight with brain cancer

He came to the SSC as a student-athlete in 1989 under baseball coach Lloyd Simmons. Myers was drafted and signed to play professional baseball for the Oakland A’s and pitched for the Oakland club for four years.

Myers was named as an NJCAA All-American pitcher while playing for the Trojans in 1990; and is a past-president of the Seminole State College Baseball Alumni Association, which has membership of over 700 former players.

He served as an area volunteer for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was president and founder of the "No Walls (prison) Ministries" established in 1998.

In 1996, Myers returned to Seminole to serve as a Trojan assistant coach under Coach Simmons. During his two years as a member of the Trojan staff, he attended East Central University in Ada.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Sports Administration/Recreation with a minor in counseling. He also received a master’s degree in education from East Central in 2002.

Myers worked as a recreational supervisor for the Davis Correctional Facility in Holdenville and was employed as the general manager of the Life Community Sports Complex in Oklahoma City.

Myers was hired in 2001 as the head coach for the Seminole State College Trojan Baseball program.

In 2004, the team was Region II Champions and traveled to Grand Junction to participate in the JUCO World Series, where they finished in 3rd place. That year, Myers was named Region II Coach of the Year, Central District Coach of the Year, ABCA Coach of the Year and Louisville Slugger Coach of the Year.

Last spring, Myers was inducted into the Seminole State College Alumni Hall of Fame.

His father, Will Myers, preceded him in death.

Surviving is son, Jacob Myers; daughter, Stacey Myers; mother Margie Myers; two brothers, Brian Myers and Don Myers; and two sisters, Lisa Rangel and Jeanette Simmons.

In lieu of flowers, a Scholarship has been set-up in the memory of Coach Eric Myers through Seminole State College Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 351, Seminole, OK 74818.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Juanita Myers

Memorial services for Seminole resident, Juanita L. (Adams) Myers are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole.

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

Juanita, 74, died Saturday, April 28, 2007 at her home in Seminole, with her family around her. She was born Feb. 16, 1933 in McAlester to Oral Horace Adams and Clara Maymie (Hoffar) Adams.

She married Raymond Dan "Ray" Myers on Dec. 13, 1961, in Booker, Okla.

Juanita retired 20 years ago as a cosmetology instructor. She also worked as a beautician in Elk City. She moved to Seminole from Edmond, Oklahoma, six years ago.

Her parents and three brothers preceded her in death.

Juanita leaves her husband, Ray Myers of the home, to cherish her memory; one son, Michael Allen York, of Shawnee; four daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca Joan "Becky" Douglas and her husband Kenneth of Shawnee, Cheryl Rae Sivels and her husband Michael of Parkton, N.C., Mary Kathleen Gordon and her husband Jimmy of Bailey, Colo., and Kelli Dene Cathey and her husband Scott of Shawnee; two sisters and brother-in-law, Virginia Nell McKnight of Claremore and Frankie M. McCoy and her husband Chuck of Enid; 16 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and is expecting two more great-great grandchildren.

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

 

 

 




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Stacy Myers

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Stacy Ladawn (Grisso) Myers are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Stacy died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007 at her residence in Tulsa, at the age of 34. She was born on June 23, 1972 in Lawton, Okla. to Gary D. Grisso and Margie (Wolf) Grisso.

She attended Seminole High School. Stacy worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Tulsa at a minor emergency clinic. She was of the Baptist faith.

Her mother, Margie (Wolf) Grisso in August 2001; one brother, Scott Grisso and paternal grandfather, Pete Grisso preceded her in death.

She is survived by her father, Gary D. Grisso of Seminole; one son, Cameron Myers of Seminole; twin daughters, Emma Daniell and Laura Nicole England of Tulsa; brother, Jarried Grisso of Seminole; step-brother Jason Cheatwood and his wife Kerri of Seminole and Jeff Cheatwood; paternal grandmother, Babe Grisso of Bartlesville; maternal grandfather, Redmond Wolf of Seminole; friend and father of her son, Michael Myers of Tulsa; friend and father of her twin daughters, Danny England of Tulsa and his parents, John and Bonnie England of Tulsa; three special aunts, Linda Jarrell of Bartlesville, Margie Laffoon of Shawnee and Carolyn Robbins of Arlington, Texas; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Serving as casket bearers will be Michael Myers, Steve O’Dell, Craig Brown, Jacob Harrison, Curtis Wolf and Johnny Wolf.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Clifford Myrick

Graveside services for Sasakwa resident Clifford Bryan Myrick are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery with Bro. Wesley Martin officiating.

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

Myrick, 36, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007 in Oklahoma City. He was born Dec. 4, 1970 in Muskogee to Floyd George and Patsy (Blaylock) Myrick.

He graduated from Capitol Hill High School in Oklahoma City. On Oct. 5, 2000 he married Brenda Carden in Van Buren, Ark.

Myrick was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Sasakwa and was a member of the volunteer Fire Department in Sasakwa.

His father preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother, Patsy Myrick of Stratford; wife, Brenda of the home; daughter, Savannah Myrick of the home; son, Arthur Joseph Leroy Smith of Oklahoma City; daughter, Amy May Smith of Oklahoma City; three brothers and a twin sister.

Pallbearers will be: Arthur Smith, Clayton Palmer, Kenny Reich, Abe Davis, Patrick Harjo and Andrew Tucker.

Honorary bearers will be: Dale Johnston, Clifford Harjo, Kenneth Williams and Joe Timmons.

 

 

 

 

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Makaila Neal-Magness

Funeral services for newborn Makaila "KK" Lynn Neal-Magness are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Butner High School Auditorium.

First Baptist Church of Cromwell will provide a lunch with services under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Makaila "KK" Lynn Neal-Magness was born Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006 at 9:16 a.m. at Ada. She went home to be with her Heavenly Father, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006 at 10:12 a.m.

"KK" is the daughter of Emily Neal of Cromwell and Hunter Magness of Okemah.

She is survived by her maternal grandma, Diann Neal; maternal grandpa, Hank Neal; paternal grandpa, Todd Magness and Deaundra; paternal grandmother, Kimberly Pinner; maternal great-grandparents, Aubrey and Anita Kimball and Orville and Oliva Neal; paternal great-grandparents, Bill and Donna Magness and Sam and Ruby Pinner.

"KK" will be missed by seven uncles and five aunts and numerous other family members.

She has touched the lives of friends and community members for a "Purpose of God." The family desires that everyone knows that "KK" was wanted, "KK" was real and "KK" is loved.

Pallbearers for the services will be Hank Neal and Todd Magness.

Cecil Neely

Graveside services for Seminole resident Cecil I. Neely are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Welty Cemetery in Okfuskee County.

Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Prague and Neely’s nephew, Rev. Charles Neely from Coolidge, Ga., will officiate.

Neely, 91, died Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at his home. He was born Nov. 19, 1915 in Paden to George Henry and Rosa (Rogers) Neely.

He graduated from Okfuskee High School in 1933 and on July 3, 1935 he married Zeppie Margaret Neely in Paden.

Neely began working for rural electric cooperatives in 1940 at People’s Electric Cooperative in Ada as a right-of-way solicitor.

He then went to work at Kiwash Electric Cooperative in Cordell in 1943 as a line superintendent and became manager of Northfork Electric Cooperative on Nov. 15 of the same year.

Neely served there for 17 years with exception of a brief leave of absence when he served as acting manager of the Western Farmers Electric Cooperative at Anadarko while the generation and transmission plant was being built.

While at Sayre, he was in Kiwanis, and was the County Chairman of civil defense, served as Mayor for six years, and was a lay-evangelist.

As a layman he led revivals at the First Baptist Church. He was also a 63-year member of the Sayre Masonic Lodge.

He moved to Seminole in December 1960 in order to become the manager of Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative. He retired in 1975 and worked for Radat Corp of Houston, Texas, selling computers and software.

Neely also attended Seminole State College and received a broker’s license and sold real estate.

He was a member of the Harvey Road Baptist Church and members of his Sunday school class are to be honorary pallbearers.

His wife of 70 years (died Aug. 3, 2004), one son Glenn Harold (died May 10, 1940), his parents and two brothers, Earnest and Clarence Neely, preceded him in death.

Surviving is on daughter, Janet Kay, of the home.

 

 

 

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Ashlyn Netzel

Funeral services for infant, Ashlyn Cairol Nicole Netzel, are schedule for 2 p.m. Friday at the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Holdenville with Rev. Jerry Orsburn and Rev. Dane Robinson officiating.

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

Netzel died Sunday, April 29, 2007 at the age of 10 months. She was born July 13, 2006 in Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City to Phillip Dean Netzel and Julie Ann Netzel.

Surviving are her parents; a two-year-old brother, Joshua Phillip Netzel; grandparents, Danny and Mary Merriman and Norman and Bobbie Netzel, all of Holdenville and Darin and Kelly Wheeler of Earlsboro; great-grandparents, Fred and June Netzel, Meredith and Gertrude Robinson, David Cross, Sr. and Dortha Merriman, all of Holdenville and David and Carolyn Houck of Earlsboro.

 

 

 

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Leatrice Newkham

Funeral services for longtime Maud resident Leatrice V. "Peach" Newkham are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Maud with Rev. Gene Teel officiating.

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

The family will be receiving friends following the services at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Maud.

Visitation is scheduled for tonight until 8 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Leatrice V. "Peach" Newkham, 94 years old, passed from this life on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007 at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman. She was born Sept. 5, 1912 in Frederick, Okla. to parents E.E. Ashmore and Stella May (Phipps) Ashmore.

Leatrice married George Wrather Newkham on Aug. 12, 1937 in Maud.

Mrs. Newkham worked as a clerk for the Maud Post Office for 20 years. She was a long time member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Maud, becoming a member in 1937.

Mrs. Newkham was also very active in the Order of the Eastern Star since 1953. She also was a member of the Maud Historical Society, U.M.W. and served as a "Pink Lady" at Seminole Hospital.

Mrs. Newkham also enjoyed oil painting and playing canasta.

She leaves to cherish her memory, two sons and two daughters-in-law, Jim D. Newkham and his wife Sandy of Waco, Texas and B. Michael Newkham and his wife Susan of Norman; five grandchildren, Danielle (Newkham) Kindle of Sheffield, Ala., Nicole Newkham of Dallas, Texas, Megan (Newkham) Cash of Moore, Michael G. Newkham and wife Amanda of Huffman, Texas and Matthew Newkham of Spring, Texas and five great-grandchildren, Jackson and Kelsey Newkham of Huffman, Texas, twins Aaron and Michael Cash of Moore and Kaitlin Kindle of Sheffield, Ala.

Her parents, E.E. and May Ashmore; husband, Wrather Newkham (January 1973) and her sister, Ruby Lovelady (2006) preceded Leatrice in death.

The family has designated St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Maud, Oklahoma as appropriate for memorial donations.

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

 

 

 

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Randall Norman

Graveside services for Randall "Randy" Leon Norman of Mena, Ark., are scheduled for Thursday at 2 p.m. at Owens Chapel Cemetery in Acorn with Bro. Donnie Evans officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Beasley-Wood/Geyer-Quillin Funeral Home, Mena, Ark.

Norman, age 52, died Monday, July 2, 2007 in Hot Springs. He was born Aug. 4, 1954 in Bakersfield, Calif., to J.B. Norman and Wathena Welch Norman.

He worked for Gilberts Water Drilling.

Surviving are his parents; son, Jason Norman; daughter, Chrystal Woods of Wewoka; brother, David Norman; sister, Debbie Tadlock and three grandchildren.

 

 

Susie O’Brien

Funeral services for Seminole resident Susie Virginia Stasso-O’Brien will be held at a later date in Arlee, Mont.

Visitation is scheduled for 9 p.m. Sunday at Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Prague.

O’Brien, 71, died Friday, June 8, 2007 in Prague. She was born on Nov. 27, 1935 in Arlee, Mont., to Antoine and Elizabeth (Cu ‘Ya) Stasso.

She was a resident of Seminole for the past 16 years and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Seminole.

On Aug. 31, 1968 she married Forrest A. O’Brien in Portland, Maine.

Her parents, first husband and one son preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Forrest O’Brien of the home; sons, Edward Terrell of Virginia, Tony O’Brien of Prague and Davis Terell of Shawnee; daughters, Yvonne Terrell of Connecticutt and Iona LaMay of Massachusetts; sister, Sophie Haynes of Arlee, Mont.; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

 

Luke O’Daniel

Funeral services for Luke Austin O’Daniel, nine-month old Weatherford resident, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday in the Church of Christ with Bro. Bruce Lewis officiating.

Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home, Weatherford.

Luke was born on Nov. 14, 2006 in Oklahoma City to Shane and Kimberly (Bohannon) O’Daniel and passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007 in Weatherford Regional Hospital in Weatherford.

Luke is survived by his parents, Shane and Kimberly O’Daniel of the home in Weatherford; brother, Hunter O’Daniel of the home; maternal grandparents, Gary and Sue Bohannon of Maud; paternal grandfather, Barry O’Daniel of Maud; paternal grandmother, Debbie Allison and her husband Logan of Wewoka; paternal great-grandparents, Curtis and Wanda O’Daniel of Maud, Gail and Ann Fleming of Ardmore and Ivan and Jaunita Harrall of Weatherford; two aunts and uncles, Lisa and Sean Traub of Chickasha and Kindra and Clifton Grove of Maud; and five cousins, Rennie, Rory, Corey, Treyton and Nicholas.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Church of Christ.

 

 

Dee O’Donnell

Funeral services for Wewoka native, Dee R. O’Donnell, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 28 at Highland Church of Christ in Tecumseh with Kevin Rayner of Highland Church of Christ and David Deffenbaugh of Tahlequah Church of Christ officiating.

Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

O’Donnell, 79 of Tecumseh, died Monday, March 26, 2007 in Shawnee. He was born Sept. 5, 1927 in Wewoka to Charlie and Cora (Robinson) O’Donnell.

He was reared in Wewoka and following his marriage to June Smith in Wewoka on Feb. 2, 1948, the couple lived in Tulsa for over 30 years, moving back to Wewoka following his retirement.

Along with his wife, they traveled in their RV for 12 years, and have lived in Tecumseh for the past year.

O’Donnell was in the Naval Reserves during World War II, owned and operated Dee’s Uniforms in Tulsa for many years, and was a member of Highland Church of Christ.

His parents and a sister, Evelyn Luther, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, June, of the home; two sons, David O’Donnell of Holdenville and Kent O’Donnell of Norman; daughter, Dee Ann Watson of Georgetown, Texas; brother, Bill O’Donnell of Tulsa; sister, Rita Northcott of Davis; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

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Opal Orsburn

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Opal Orsburn are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Midway Baptist Church, with Rev. Phillip Mullins officiating.

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

Opal Orsburn passed away Saturday, April 28, 2007 in Shawnee at the age of 85 years. She was born Jan. 18, 1922 in West Point, Ark., to Milton and Myrtle (Taylor) Ridings.

She attended West Point School, was a member of Midway Baptist Church, Wewoka, and was a mother and homemaker.

Opal and Ed Orsburn were married Feb. 12, 1938 and to this marriage eight children were born.

Her parents and two sons, Bobby and Charles, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband Ed Orsburn of the home; son, James A. and wife Rena of Holdenville; daughters, Avis and Herb Clark of Norman, Carolyn Pruett of Shawnee, Joyce Harris of Holdenville, Lynda and Greg Miner of Shawnee and Mary and Al Crain of Madill; 17 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; brothers, Frank Ridings of Mich., and David Ridings of Ark. and sister, Marie Gilligan of La.

Her grandsons and great-grandson will serve as pallbearers.

 

 

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Ralph Orsburn

Ralph Orsburn, a resident of Wewoka was born Nov. 14, 1911 in Wetumka to Lucy Marie and Alfred Homer Orsburn. He passed away Monday, June 4, 2007 in Henryetta, at the age of 95 years six months and 20 days.

He carried his son, Leroy through his first few years of life… and Leroy carried him during Ralph’s last few years – because that’s what families do.

He was a father who encouraged his children to work hard and live clean. He was a husband who truly shared his life with his wife of 75 years. They met at church in Holdenville when they were 18 years old.

It was the time of America’s Great Depression and the Oklahoma Dust Bowl was raging, but young Ralph Orsburn and Tennie Moran were optimistic as they wed in Holdenville on July 1, 1930.

Ralph and Tennie gardened and worked the fields together, they raised their family together, and they went fishing and traveled together.

They were together in the nursing home the night Tennie died. Ralph said, "I knew Mama was sick that night, so I went over and held her hand until she let go."

He taught his grandchildren the importance of education, and how to ride a horse, and how to catch a big bass with a worm, and how to laugh.

He passed on to his great-granddaughter a sense of family love and family history as only Grandpa Ralph could.

Ralph left school in his early grade school years to help support his family – his mother Lucy and Uncle Charlie who raised him and his sister Lois.

They had a farm south of Wewoka where the Dixie Oil Company set out to find oil and drilled near their home. Ralph was carrying a pail of well water to the rig workers on March 17, 1923, when the Betsy Foster #1 well blew in and started the oil boom in Seminole County.

It was one of the most celebrated oil wells in the history of Oklahoma.

Ralph worked a career in the Wewoka School system as a bus driver and custodian. He was also always a farmer with hogs, chickens, cattle and horses.

In fact, Ralph was an extraordinary horse trainer: he could train a team to pull a wagon, teach a horse to plow a field without any reigns, and break a horse gentle enough for the grandkids to ride. He could even create a complete set of wagon harnesses from raw leather.

Will Rogers would have been jealous if he had ever seen Ralph twirl a rope or rope a calf. He could perform rope tricks on or off horseback that pleased and amazed rodeo crowds.

He loved to paint, whittle, and create his own kind of folk art from any natural or recycled material he could find.

He had a great sense of humor and loved to make people laugh with riddles and jokes. So we should close with one of his favorite lines: "Ralph, we’ll see more of you when we go swimming."

Ralph Earl Orsburn is survived by one sister, Lois Hailey of Holdenville; his loving son and daughter-in-law, Leroy and Carol Orsburn; granddaughter, Kathryn Shurden and her husband Frank, and great-granddaughter Mandy Brumley, all of Henryetta.

He is also survived by daughters, Louise Care of Tulsa, Lila Yahola of Moore and sons, Ellis Orsburn of Austin, Texas and Arther Orsburn of Wewoka and grandsons, David Taylor and his family of Borger, Texas and grandson, Glenn Orsburn and his family of Las Vegas, Nev., and many other relatives.

 He was preceded in death by his wife of 75 years, Dora Tennessee (Moran) Orsburn and his parents, Alfred Homer and Lucy Orsburn, the uncle who raised him, Charlie Orsburn, and one brother, Claude Orsburn.

 

 

 

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Donald Osborn

Donald G. Osborn, 81, Oklahoma Baptist University Vice President Emeritus for Student Development, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007 at his home in Shawnee.

He was born in Cushing on Aug. 6, 1926, the first of three children to Don C. and Opal M. (Munds) Osborn.

Mr. Osborn was a 1944 graduate of Cushing High School.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts in history, government and education at Oklahoma Baptist University in 1951 and a Master of Arts in history from the University of Oklahoma in 1960.

Further graduate study in the field of the history of philosophy and higher education followed.

He married Karleen Helen Moore on Jan. 28, 1951 in Ardmore where her father Dr. Karl Moore was the minister at the First Baptist Church in Ardmore.

He served in the United States Marine Corps during the final year of World War II and the first year of the occupation of Japan.

He was recalled to the Marines during the Korean Conflict and served as an officer in Korea for several months.

After his honorable discharge from the military in December of 1952, he was employed as secretary to OBU Vice President Scales.

In 1954, he began 32 year tenure as a student affairs administrator holding consecutively the offices of Brotherhood Dormitory Director and Dean of Men, Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Development.

During these years from 1954 to 1986, there were significant changes in the relationship of students and the institution, and OBU was in the vanguard of this movement.

His confidence that students would respond constructively to opportunities of self-determination and participation in University governance, he believed, was fully justified.

In 1986, he became the Special Assistance to the President for Planning and Research.

After five years, he was appointed University Historian and Archivist, a part-time position, in which he continued until 1998.

Mr. Osborn was also a tenured professor of history and taught five or six courses a year for about 20 years.

Additionally, he served as OBU golf supervisor/coach for 17 years.

Osborn was also a longtime member and deacon at the First Baptist Church in Shawnee.

His Service to OBU and students was formally acknowledged by three OBU connected awards: Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award in 1974, Alumni Distinguished Service Citation in 1986 and the O.B.U. Meritorious Service Award in 1990.

Sports and related activities during much of his life. Softball, baseball, and horseshoes were passions of his early years.

He was starting pitcher in 1947 for the first season of O.B.U. baseball after its hiatus for 25 years.

He played for the Cushing Merchants in 1947 and 1948 and for the Shawnee ONG Gassers in 1950.

He coached and played with a battalion baseball team during his Korean service and declined an opportunity to coach the Marine baseball team in Hawaii for two years.

He enjoyed golf and bowling for many years. Because of his coaching relationship with OBU golf, he directed some twenty collegiate golf tournaments in some of which NCAA and NAIA team champions played.

He was a co-chairman with Bob Bass of two national NAIA golf championships played on the Shawnee Elks golf course.

He was all-Events Champion in consecutive years in the Shawnee Bowling Association and his sanctioned series in league play was a Shawnee record for 16 years.

Survivors include his wife Karleen (Moore) Osborn of the home; four daughters and sons-in-law: Kay and John Harder of Rochester, New York; Carol and Bill Heitland of Pontotoc, Kim and Cam Loucks of Lewisville, Texas and Cathy and Hugh Megee of Seminole; one brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Deloris Osborn of Huntsville, Ala.; one sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Ron Haas of Palm City, Fla.

Other survivors include ten grandchildren and their spouses: Jeff and wife Jill Harder of Rochester, New York; Mary and husband Chad Kaufman of Bayside, New York; Nicole and Oscar Jordan of Lewisville, Texas; Jared Loucks of Lewisville, Texas; Rachel Loucks of Lewisville, Texas; Callie Loucks of Lewisville, Texas; Zach Megee of Seminole, Gavin Megee of Seminole, Charles Heitland of Pontotoc, and Karley Heitland of Pontotoc.

Mr. Osborn was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007 at the First Baptist Church located at 227 North Union Street in Shawnee.

Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee with Military Honors. John W. Parrish, interim President of Oklahoma Baptist University and Larry Walker will officate at the funeral service.

Visitation will be held Thursday and Friday at the Walker Funeral Home located at the corner of 45th & Union Streets in Shawnee.

The family has designated the Donald G. Osborn scholarship fund at Oklahoma Baptist University as appropriate for memorial donations.

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

 

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Roy H. Overstreet II

Roy Overstreet, 42, of Bellingham, Wash., son of Roy and Pauline Overstreet of Wewoka, died of accidental drowning due to a powerful coastal rip current, after helping his wife Cara Jaye to safety.

They were vacationing on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

Born in Seattle, Wash., on May 18, 1965, Roy grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Gaithersburg, Maryland; and Boulder, Colo., where he graduated from Fairview High School in 1983.

He attended Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore., graduating in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in history and international affairs.

He lived in Berkeley, Calif., and France before returning to Seattle in 1989.

Roy married Cara Jaye in 1999. They lived in Bellingham, Wash., where Roy was promotion project manager for SPIE, an international society that promotes the science and application of optical engineering and Cara is an associate professor of art at Western Washington University.

Roy was loved and inspired by all who knew him, for his charm and intellect. Yet he possessed a gentle and unassuming demeanor. Roy and Cara loved to travel.

He was a gourmet cook and loved music and books. He was a published poet and was in the process of writing his first novel. He was addicted to current news and was passionate about issues related to justice and peace.

He was devoted to his family. Roy’s heroism at the end of his life was only matched by his adoration of his wife Cara.

Roy was preceded in death by his younger sister Marcelline, who died in 2002.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife Cara, who is expecting their first child in October; his sister Frederica Overstreet, her husband Gordon Hicks and their children Robert and Olivia of Seattle; his uncles John (Rae) and Wiley Jones (Kathleen) both of Wewoka; aunts Patti Edwards and Veronica Jones, of Wewoka, and Joy Rees of Norman.

Roy’s untimely death also leaves to mourn his beloved first cousins, a host of other cousins, his mother- and two sisters-in-law of Colorado, and many dear friends.

A celebration of Roy’s life will be held in the Wewoka Public Library at 10 am on Saturday, July 28. Two services have been held in Bellingham and one in Seattle.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the education fund of Roy and Cara’s unborn child to: The Roy H. Overstreet Memorial Fund, Whatcom Educational Credit Union, PO Box 9750, Bellingham, WA, 98227-9750; or to the Wewoka Public Library.

 

 

 

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Frances Ann Owens

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Frances Ann Owens are set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2007, at the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church, with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating.

Owens died Sunday, May 20, 2007, at the age of 63, at Seminole Medical Center.

She was born March 27, 1944, in Seminole, to Russell Owens and Melba Jolynn (Maloney) Owens.

Owens graduated from Varnum High School in 1962.

She was a member of the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church where she taught children age three to six for 32 years.

She worked for Wrangler in Seminole for 34 years, retiring in 2000.

Owens was raised by her grandmother, Ellen Maloney, who died in 1990.

She is also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include four cousins: Charles Casey of Atlanta, Texas; Joyce Wood of Shawnee; Wayman Casey of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Paul Helfer of Shawnee.

Interment will follow the funeral service, and will be at Little Cemetery.

Pallbearers will include Johnny Meeks, Sam Bristow, Glen Siler, Brian Pierce, Bob Morrison, Randy Wassam, and Dave Crabtree.

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

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

Bernice Jo Pack

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Bernice Jo "Jody" Pack are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Temple of Praise Church in Seminole with Rev. Harold Turner and Dennis Stone officiating.

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

Bernice Jo "Jody" (Lackey) Pack passed away on Monday, Jan. 29, 2007 at her home at the age of 53. She was born on Jan. 9, 1954 in Shawnee to Charley Alfred and Joyce Lavena (Timmons) Lackey.

She married Troy Eugene Pack, Jr. on March 10, 1989 in Seminole. She was a payroll clerk for Wrangler in Seminole for 24 years.

Jody was also a recent honors graduate of Seminole State College where she received her associate’s degree. She was a member of the Temple of Praise church.

Her parents precede her in death.

She is survived by husband, Troy Eugene Pack, Jr. of Seminole; four sons and daughter-in-law, Gary and Nakia Rhodes of Oil Center, Troy Rhodes of Norman, Charley Hinesley of Maud, and Jason Hinesley of Ada; two daughters, Angela and Robby Callahan of Seminole, and Marci Hinesley of Macomb and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharon and John Rhodes of Seminole and Carolyn and Virgil Hinesley of Macomb.

Seven grandchildren, Joshua Callahan, Caleb Callahan, Harley Callahan, Braxton Hinesley, Maci Hinesley, Blake Hinesley and Kya Rhodes and one goddaughter, Larissa Alred, also survive her.

Pallbearers will be Carl Lackey, Chuck Lackey, Abel Lackey, Rand Edgell, Terry Edgell, Sid Spencer, Michael Pack and Micah Wederski.

Honorary Bearers will be: Ronnie Timmons, Wayne Timmons, Danny Timmons and Paul Alred.

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

 

 

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Elizabeth Loving

Funeral services for Cromwell native Elizabeth Parker Loving were held Friday, Feb. 16 at the Whitehurst Memorial Chapel in Los Banos, Calif.

Loving died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, in Los Banos, Calif. She was born to Bert and Virgie Mae Parker on May, 20, 1938 in Cromwell.

Loving graduated from Douglas High School in Wewoka, after which, she moved to Oklahoma City.

She married William Loving, and in 1963, the couple relocated their family to Menlo Park, Calif., where they resided until moving to Los Banos in 2000.

Loving was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church of Menlo Park for over 35 years, where she served in many capacities.

After moving to Los Banos, she united with the First Baptist Church, and then later united with New Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, serving on the Mother’s Board until her illness precluded her from doing so.

Affectionally known as "Nana" by many, Loving worked and retired from Safeway Stores after 30 years of employment.

Her parents preceded her in death..

She is survived by her husband, William; two daughters, Angela Gayle Loving-Johnson, Los Banos, Calif, and Sheryl Elizabeth Loving-Layfield, West Chester, Ohio; three sisters, Edverda Hightower, Cromwell, Patricia Beavers, St. Louis, Mo., and Karen Wells, Yuma, Ariz.; three brothers, Tommie Noble, Arcadia, Willie Simpkins, Cromwell, and Wayne Parker, Seattle, Wash. and three grandchildren.

Phillip G. Parks

Funeral services for longtime civic leader, business owner and pharmacist, Phillip G. Parks are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Seminole.

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

Phillip G. Parks, 85 of Seminole, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2007 in Oklahoma City. He was born July 6, 1921 in Hugo, Okla., to Henry and Roxie Parks.

His father founded Parks Drug in Seminole in 1926 and because if its success, the entire Parks family moved to Seminole in 1931.

In 1940, after the death of his father, Phillips and his brother Henry took over the business.

Phillip attended Seminole Public Schools and graduated from Seminole High School in 1940. He graduated from Seminole Junior College with an associate’s degree in accounting in 1942.

During World War II, Phillip volunteered to serve his country and joined the United States Navy in May 1942. He served as Pharmacist Mate in the U.S. Medical Corps until the end of the war in 1945.

After the war, Phillip’s priorities turned to family and community service.

He married Mildred Heath from Holdenville on Aug. 12, 1950. They became parents to three daughters, Regina, Ann and Kelly.

Phillip continued his college education at the University of Oklahoma and Southwestern State College of Pharmacy in Weatherford. He graduated from Southwestern State College of Pharmacy in 1962, with a degree in pharmacy.

In addition to being a registered pharmacist and owner of Park Drug, Phillip was also a commercial photographer. He donated his photography services to Seminole High School students and families for over 45 years.

Phillip has been a member of the Chamber of Commerce; a member of the American Legion Post 0204 for 50 years, serving as vice commander of that post; a member of the Masonic Lodge; a past president and member of the Kiwanis Club; and member of the First Baptist Church.

Phillip served as a councilman for the City of Seminole for 25 years, and was a vice mayor for eight years. He also served his community as a volunteer for the Seminole Fire Department from 1948 to 1968.

In 1968, as past president of the Kiwanis Club, Phillip was chosen as the Most Valuable Member of this service organization. In 1976, Phillip was selected as the Seminole Citizen of the Year by the Seminole Chamber of Commerce.

For Phillip’s 45 years of unselfish and dedicated service to Seminole Public Schools, he was awarded a plaque of appreciation on Sept. 28, 1990.

In 1994, Phillip was inducted in to the Seminole Hall of Fame for outstanding service to his community. In 2004, Phillip was further honored at the 1st Annual Seminole High School Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Seminole High School Alumni Association.

His parents, Henry and Roxie Parks, a brother, Henry, and a sister, Marie, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife Mildred of the home; daughters, Regina Carnazzo of Omaha, Neb., Ann Black of Ardmore and Kelly Holland of Omaha, Neb.; a sister, Adrienne Anderson of Edmond; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

His employees and dear friends, Celeste Goodnight and Cheryl Morrison, who have become a part of his extended family, as well as many other dear friends in the community also survive him.

 

 

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Jack Walker Parrish

A memorial service to honor the life of Jack Walker Parrish is scheduled for Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. at the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City under the direction of Vondel Smith Mortuary.

Walker died Nov. 29 in Oklahoma City.

He was born Aug. 21, 1925 in Ponca City.

Shortly after graduating from Ponca City High School, he entered the United States Army where he served as a Ranger in World War II.

After returning from serving overseas, he attended Oklahoma A&M, graduating in 1949.

He then married Ramona Mae Campbell on December 22, 1949 and attended the University of Oklahoma where he received his Doctorate in Medicine in 1953.

He served the community of Seminole as a family physician from 1954 to 1979.

In 1979, he became the first Chairman of the Family Practice Residency Program at the University of Oklahoma, having served as President of the Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians from 1970 to 1971.

He served as head of the Industrial Medicine Department of McBride Clinic in Oklahoma City from 1981 until his retirement.

After retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren as well as volunteering at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

During his lifetime, he was active in his church and volunteered many hours at the OU School of Medicine and with the Boy Scouts.

He was awarded the Boy Scouts Silver Beaver in 1975.

He led a full life as a beloved husband, father, and respected physician.

His parents, two brothers, two sisters, and one grandchild precede him in death.

He is survived by his wife Ramona, of the home; children, David Parrish and wife Sharon of Garland, Texas, Richard Parrish and wife Robbin of Oklahoma City, Gary Parrish and wife Julie of Oklahoma city, Cynthia Dockins and husband Tim of Duncanville, Texas; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Jack W. Parrish Endowment fund in care of Boy Scouts of America, last Frontier Council, 3031 NW 64th St., Oklahoma City, OK. 73116.

The fund was established to benefit scouts with special needs.

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Doris Parsons

Funeral services for Seminole resident Doris Mae Parsons are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, May 20, 2007 at the First Baptist Church in Prague.

Brother Tim Emmons will officiate.

Burial will follow in Little Cemetery and will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service of Prague.

Parsons departed this life on Friday, May 18, 2007 in Seminole at the age of 81.

She was born to Earl and Ora Lee (Biffel) Day on Feb. 18, 1926 in Prague.

She married Harold Parsons on Nov. 22, 1958 in Seminole.

Parsons was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

Parsons is survived by her husband, Harold, of the home; one san and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Sandy McAnally, Marlow; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia "Pat" and Richard Hand, Prague and Teresa and Allen Steffy, Seminole; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Elsie Day, Kema, Texas; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

 

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Triston Parsons

Graveside services for the infant son of Chris and Ronesa (Notah) Parsons of Wewoka are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Middle Creek #2 Cemetery with Rev. frank Moppin officiating.

Triston Caddell Parsons died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007 at Shawnee Unity Hospital.

Surviving are his parents; brothers, Micah Notah, Johnny Notah, Jeremy Notah, Samuel Notah, Michael Weger and Bubbles Gordon and grandparents, Ronald Notah, Marilyn McGeisey and Bob Condren Sr.

 

 

 

 

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Willa Parsons

Willa Faye Parsons, longtime Seminole and Shawnee resident, age 80, passed away July 8, 2007, at her home in Tulsa with her family by her side.

Mrs. Parsons was born Aug. 2, 1926, at Wildhorse, Okla., to Campbell Wallace and Janie Ruth (Farmer) Smith. She was raised in the Seminole and Shawnee area before she moved to Tulsa in 1994.

Willa Faye was a longtime manager for the Handy Dandy Convenience Store Chain in Tecumseh and Shawnee stores until her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Odis M. Parsons, in 1993. They were married on Nov. 6, 1946, in Pawhuska. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Campbell Wallace and Janie Ruth Smith, and seven brothers and sisters.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jerry Baxter of Tulsa, and one son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Susan Parsons of Shawnee.

Other survivors include her grandchildren, Bob Baxter, Robbie Baxter of Tulsa, Ronnie and John Parsons of Seminole, and Emily and Amanda Parsons of Shawnee; and her great-grandchildren, Brandi and Brandon Baxter of Tulsa, Ethan and Liberty Parsons of Seminole, and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services are planned for Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at 2 p.m. Services will be held at Little Cemetery in Seminole County. Rev. Jim Cook is set to officiate the service.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 100 W. Strother, Seminole, Oklahoma 74868.

Messages of condolences may be made online at swearingenfuneralhome.com.

C.L. Patterson

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident C.L. "Lynn" Patterson will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Konawa Assembly of God Church with Rev. Steve Lowrance officiating.

Interment will be at Vista Cemetery, west of Konawa. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Lynn Patterson went to be with his Lord on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at his residence in Konawa at the age of 71. He was born March 14, 1936 in Corn, Okla., to Lois A. and Lela F. (Bottom) Patterson.

He attended East Central University in Ada.

Lynn married Betty Lou (Glover) on Aug. 12, 1961 in Konawa.

He worked for O G & E Power Plant in Konawa and retired from there in 1994; and was a member of the Konawa Assembly of God Church.

His parents preceded him in death.

Lynn is survived by his wife Betty L. (Glover) Patterson of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Sherita and Don Robertson of Moore; one son and daughter-in-law, Deriek and Angel Patterson of Seminole; one sister and brother-in-law, Karen & Eugene O’Dell of Asher; and five grandchildren, Riley and Madison Robertson, Carter, Cooper and Ava Patterson.

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

 

 

 

Jimmy Patterson

A memorial service for longtime Wewoka resident Jimmy Wayne Patterson is planned for a later date.

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

Jimmy Patterson passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2007 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 49. He was born on March 16, 1958 in Prague to James and Edna (Collins) Patterson.

He is survived by his mother and father of Wewoka; one daughter, Shirley Ann Sweet and husband Jim of Edmond; nephews, Brandon Street, Nick Sweet and wife Emily and Ian Sweet; two great nieces, Brianna and Bailey Sweet and one great nephew, Bradon Sweet.

In addition, uncles, Charles Patterson and wife Robin of Chandler, Richard Patterson and wife Cheryl of Chandler, J.S. Collins and wife Stella of Arkansas, and Billy Collins and wife Debbie of Arkansas; two special friends, Ruthie and Debbie of Oklahoma City; and numerous cousins, and other special family and friends also survive him.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Jimmy Patterson

A memorial service for longtime Wewoka resident Jimmy Wayne Patterson is planned for a later date with burial at Little Cemetery.

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

Jimmy Patterson passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2007 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 49. He was born on March 16, 1958 in Prague to James and Edna (Collins) Patterson.

He is survived by his mother and father of Wewoka; one sister, Shirley Ann Sweet and husband Jim of Edmond; nephews, Brandon Street, Nick Sweet and wife Emily, and Ian Sweet; two great-nieces, Brianna and Bailey Street; one great-nephew, Bradon Street; uncles, Charles Patterson and wife Robin of Chandler, Richard Patterson and wife Cheryl of Chandler, J.S. Collins and wife Stella of Ark., and Billy Collins and wife Debbie of Ark.; two special friends, Ruthie and Debbie of Oklahoma City; and numerous cousins, and other special family and friends also survive him.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Sondra Patterson

Services for Snowmac native Sondra Sue (Debo-Richards) Patterson are to be planned at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Park of Lakewood, Wash.

Patterson, 72, of Tacoma, Wash., died Friday, June 15, 2007 at her home. She was born Oct. 17, 1934 in Snomac (Seminole County) to Charles W. Debo and Sybil Ealey, according to information obtained from the death certificate.

According to her daughter, she was a high school graduate, was raised in the Maud area and in 1952 she married Garnet Dean Richards and to this union six children were born.

For the past 30 years she has lived in the Tacoma, Wash., area and was married to Austin E. Patterson.

Her parents; three sisters, Bessie Dinwiddie, Juanema De-Lo and Charlene Walker; one son, Garnet Allan Richards; three granddaughters and one grandson preceded her in death.

Surviving are two brothers, Arron and David De-Lo, both of Texas; one daughter, Brenda "Diane" Davis of Seminole; three sons, William Floyd (Billy) Richards Cushing, David Lynn Richards of Stillwater and Ronnie Richards of Cushing; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

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Kenneth Pattison

Graveside services for Holdenville resident Kenneth Carl "Butch" Pattison were held today at 11 a.m. at Holdenville Cemetery with Rev. Larry Thoma officiating.

Rev. Jason Yarbrough officiated the burial and services were under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home, Holdenville.

Pattison died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007 at the age of 69. He was born Feb. 9, 1938 to Pat and Merle Collins Pattison.

He was a United States Air Force Veteran and member of the Wewoka Lighthorsemen Roundup Club.

His hobbies include roping, fishing, searching for arrowheads and fighting chickens.

His parents and brother, Jug, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Ann Pattison of the home; children, Kenny Pattison and Rob Pattison, both of Holdenville, and Flint Pattison of Dodge City, Kan., Nova Gillock of Union City and Andy Pattison of Holdenville; sister, Teresa Browning of Holdenville and 17 grandchildren.

 

 

 

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Angela Paul

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Angela Dawn (Brown) Paul are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday in Stigler, Okla. under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home.

Angie passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2007 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. She was born Oct. 14, 1966 in Ada.

She completed school and graduated from Seminole and married Johnny Paul of McCurtain, Okla.

She has three daughters, Suzie, Christina and Ashlea Burriage and one grandson, Tyson Lee, all of McCurtain.

Her father, Benny Brown of Seminole; mother, Billie Johnson (Brown) of Seminole; one sister, Marchetta Hurt from Keota, Okla.; three brothers, Bennie Brown of Seminole, Dewayne Brown of Ada and Neil Brown of McAlester; one stepsister, Stephanie Walker of Wewoka; two stepbrothers, Dereck Walker and Jeremy Johnson, both of Holdenville; stepfather, Anthony Johnson of Seminole; three step-nieces and nephews, lots of cousins, uncles and aunts survive her.

Angie will be deeply missed.

Bobbie Payne

Graveside services for Holdenville resident, Bobbie O’Kelly Payne, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Holdenville Cemetery with Rev. Meredith Robinson officiating.

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

Payne, 65, died Sunday, March 11, 2007. She was born Aug. 9, 1941 in Tulare, Calif., to Robert and Thelma Hale Cox.

She graduated from high school in Tulare and came to Oklahoma in 1999.

Her parents, husband, Isaac Payne, sister, Joyce Leeland and one son, Ronald O’Kelly preceded her in death.

Surviving is her daughter, Sharon Jay; son, Travis O’Kelly; ex-husband, Vernon O’Kelly; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Ricky Cox and sisters, Roseley Starr, Barbara Whaley, Glenda LaCombe and Donna Fenton.

Pallbearers for the services will be Chad Claborn, Cecil Elkins, Charles LaCombe, Val Harmon, Westley Rowe and Daren O’Kelly.

 

 

 

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Paul Payne

A military memorial service for Wewoka graduate Paul Dean Payne is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 in the service shelter at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla.

Cremation was under the direction of Abell Funeral Home, Abernathy, Texas.

Payne, 69 of Pensacola, Fla., died Monday, Aug. 6, 2007 in Lubbock, Texas. He was born on Dec. 22, 1937 in Wasco, Calif., to George Leo Payne and Elsie (Davis) Payne.

He lived in Pensacola for over 30 years and served his country through an extensive career with the United States Marine Corps.

Payne earned the rank of Major and served three tours of duty in Vietnam, during which time he flew helicopters and planes and taught flying lessons. He was also an avid sailor.

His father and sister, Cora Anderson, preceded him in death.

Surviving him is his mother of Okemah; four sons, Rev. Mike O’Donnell of Abernathy, Texas, Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Payne of Destin, Fla., Chris Payne of Spavinaw, Okla., and John Macfie of Charlestown, S.C.; daughter, Timilyn Ramaker of Spavinaw; two brothers, John Payne of Tulsa and Pete Payne of Amherst, Texas and six grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

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Arch Perry

Funeral services for former Bowlegs student Arch E. Perry were held in San Mateo, Calif.

Perry, 68, died Friday, January 12, 2007 in Belmont, Calif., of complications resulting from Parkinson’s disease. He was born in Ada on April 23, 1938, and spent most of his youth in Oklahoma and Southern California.

He earned his engineering degree from the University of Oklahoma before going to work in California.

He was a civil engineer, like his father and paternal grandfather, who worked on irrigation projects in the Imperial Valley and in the oil fields of Oklahoma.

He served as a San Mateo city employee for 25 years and ran the San Mateo Public Works department from 1990 to 2000.

Perry also worked as a structural engineer for the state of California and was chief engineer on the San Mateo Creek Bridge.

He was active in several charitable organizations and helped found the Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California.

Surviving is his wife of 47 years, Lois, of the Belmont home; daughters, Kim Chief Elk of Belmont and Leslie Goldstein of El Cerrito and four grandchildren.

 

 

 

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Bonnie Petit

Funeral services for Bowlegs resident Bonnie Ikard Petit are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Martin officiating.

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

Petit, 78, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007 in Shawnee. He was born Sept. 20, 1929 in Archer, Texas to George Washington Petit and Eartis (Darsard) Petit.

On Oct. 10, 1953 he married Joyce Foster in Archer City, Texas. He moved to Seminole 40 years ago from California and was a self-employed truck driver.

He served in the U.S. Army as a PFC-1st Class and was a member of the Maud Assembly of God Church.

Surviving is his wife of the home; son, Jimmy W. Petit of Pottsboro, Texas; daughter, Sherrie L. Griffith of Jacksonville, Fla.; brothers, Robert Andrew Petit and C.W. Petit; five sisters: Ruby Hopkins, Rachel Henry, Melinda Jane Neihols, Corine Bettencourt and Lena Dee Overboy; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

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Norma Pinley

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Norma Lea Pinley will be a private family service with arrangements under the direction of Mowery Funeral Service, Owasso.

Pinley, 78, of Owasso, died Saturday, July 28, 2007. She was born Feb. 9, 1929 in Purcell, Mo., to Lee L. and Inis (Vogt) Wyatt.

She was raised and received her education in both Missouri and Oklahoma.

On July 24, 1945 she married Hugh Pinley and to this union two children were born. The couple made their home in Seminole for several years before moving to Tulsa.

Pinley was an office manager for Palace Office Supply for many years, retiring in the late 1990’s. She was an avid reader and enjoyed needlework.

Her parents, husband, one brother and one sister preceded her in death.

Surviving is her daughter, Pat Bass of Owasso; one son, Mike Pinley of Broken Arrow; one stepdaughter, Terri Moss of Verdigris; one stepson, John Pinley of Broken Arrow; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one foster grandchild.

 

 

 

Mattie Pitchlynn

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Mattie "Oberia" Pitchlynn are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at New Life Church in Wewoka with Rev. Tommy Azlin officiating.

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

Pitchlynn died Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at her residence. She was born March 21, 1918 in Mill Creek, Okla., to Henry Stanley and Leola (Rose) Parks.

She graduated from Spaulding High School and in 1940 she married Thurman J. "Pete" Pitchlynn. He preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 1998.

Pitchlynn was a member of New Life Church since 1947, and was a member of the women’s auxiliary.

She enjoyed cooking, fishing, visiting with her family and reading her Bible.

Her parents; sisters, Norene Whitlock, Opal Bowen, Jo Dean Grimes and Oral Green and brothers, Archie and James Parks, also preceded her in death.

Survivors include sons, Thurman J. Pitchlynn Jr. of McAlester and Gary S. Pitchlynn of Norman; seven grandchildren and sister, Ruby Robbins of Ft. Worth, Texas.

Pallbearers for the services will be: Peter Pitchlynn, Trey Pitchlynn, Collin Jiacomo, Brian Ragan, Stefan Barnhouse and Travis Caldwell.

 

 

 

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Dora Pitman

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Dora Bell Pitman are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dale Cemetery in Dale with Rev. Jasper Ligon officiating.

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

Mrs. Pitman, 88 of Ada, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007 at her home. She was born Oct. 16, 1919 in Inola to John Henry and Lydia Elizabeth Bailey Ham.

She moved to the Ada area in 2003 from Seminole. In 1950 Dora married Troy Pitman in Gainesville, Texas. He died Sept. 30, 2004 in Ada.

Mrs. Pitman was a homemaker.

Her parents; husband; daughter, Donna Sue Scheele; and granddaughter, Brenda Kay Scheele, preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, Jim Pitman and wife Danette of Ada; daughter, Glenda Groethe of the home; two sisters, Jean Colwell of Seminole and Georgia Ham of Shawnee; six grandchildren: Char Dignan, Laura Ulin, Jennifer Holmen, Karina Groethe, Michael Pitman, and Emily Kiser; 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

Dewey Pitts

Graveside services with military honors for longtime Seminole resident Dewey "Buddy" Pitts are scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Donnie Knight officiating.

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

Dewey "Buddy" Pitts passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007 in Seminole, at the age of 70. He was born on Jan. 23, 1937 in Wilsonville, East of Bowlegs, to Roy Earl and Maudie Ellen (Hilliard) Pitts.

He attended Bowlegs Schools and was affiliated with the First Baptist Church. Buddy served in the U.S. Navy for four years, after his discharge from the Navy he worked in the Seminole County Oil Fields.

After leaving the oilfield he worked as a tire builder for Uniroyal Goodrich in Ardmore for many years retiring on Jan.14, 1996.

He is survived by two sons, Harvey Lee Pitts and Shawn Pitts of Lebanon, Okla.; one daughter, Rhonda Yvonne Pitts of Wylie, Texas; two sisters, Carol Mills and husband Reford of the home in Seminole, and Doris Dean Cox of Seminole and two grandchildren: Dale Curtis and Jennifer Elizabeth Pitts.

He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: Roy Raymond, Harvey Monroe and Edgar Lee Pitts, and two sisters: Gwendolyn Lenore Pitts and Flossie Marvella McCuroy.

Honorary casket bearers will be nephews: Mike Mills, Shelldon Mills, Don Pack, Dale Babb, Brian Babb and Robert Babb.

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

 

 

 

 

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Robert Pointer

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Robert L. Pointer are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Doyle Long officiating.

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

Bob Pointer passed away on Monday, July 16, 2007 in Carrollton, Texas at the age of 80. He was the oldest of five children born on May 5, 1927 in Holdenville to L.A. and Demma (Stephens) Pointer.

He married Annemarie (Specht) in 1948 while serving in the United States Army where he was proud to serve two tours during World War II and the Korean Conflict.

He was the happiest when he was around groups of people; he loved gospel music and playing his harmonicas. He enjoyed photography and collecting memorabilia and sharing his vast collections with others.

Bob retired in 1985 from Atlantic Richfield Oil and Gas Company where he worked for many years. He was a member of the Assembly of God in Seminole and lived most of his life in the Seminole, Holdenville and Wolf area.

In December of 2006 he moved to Carrollton, Texas to be closer to his daughter and son-in-law. He was a resident of Atria Carrollton, Assisted Living Center where he was very happy in his new surroundings.

It did not take him long to become known by fellow residents, with his participation in entertainment sessions and many activities provided by the Center.

He is preceded in death by his parents and wife Annemarie Pointer on March 28, 2003.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law: Monika and Derek Nash of Carrollton. He is also survived by numerous other family and friends.

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

 

 

 

 

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Freddie Pollard

Funeral services for Ardmore resident Freddie Merle Pollard are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Assembly of God with Rev. Dwain Duck, Rev. Dr. Walt Spradlin and Rev. Benny Boeck officiating.

Interment is to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Hillcrest Funeral Home and Cemetery, Ardmore.

Pollard, 92, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007 in Ardmore. She was born May 13, 1914 in Provence, Okla. to Robert William Payne and Rosa Mae (Foreman) Payne.

On Aug. 26, 1933 she married David Felix Pollard in Ardmore and he preceded her in death on Sept. 12, 1985.

Known as the "Ivory Lady," Pollard volunteered for 30 years at a nursing home ministry receiving the Distinguished Service award from Lakeland Nursing Home.

At Crystal Rock Cathedral in 1993, she received Inspiration of the Year award and was named Mother of the Year for 2002 at Bethel Assembly of God, where she continued to attend until the time of her passing.

Her parents; two grandchildren, Tammy Darlene Pollard and Hannah Pollard; two brothers, Earl Payne and Wayne Payne and one sister, Opal Fair, preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sons, Coyce Pollard of Arlington, Texas, Dale Pollard of Ardmore and Gary Pollard of Seminole; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Bearers for the services will be Don Odle, Monroe White, Joe Reese, Don Jackson, Gale Jackson and Jim Matlock.

The family suggests that memorials may be made in her name to the Bethel Assembly of God, 442 West Broadway, Ardmore, OK, 73401.

 

 

 

 

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Suzanne Polson

Funeral services for Seminole native Suzanne Polson were held today at 2 p.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church in Independence, Kan., with Walter Keener officiating.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Salem-Lutheran cemetery, near Axtell, Kan.

Services are under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Webb Rodrick Chapel.

Polson, 73 of Independence, Kan., died Friday, July 20, 2007 at Jane Phillips Hospital in Bartlesville. She was born on Aug. 9, 1933 in Seminole to Robert A. and Mary (Mullins) Garrison.

She attended schools and graduated from Seminole High School in 1953. Polson also attended and graduated from Oklahoma A&M Tech at Okmulgee in 1956, receiving her degree in accounting.

Polson was employed at the local radio station as a traffic manager in Seminole before moving to Independence in 1965.

On June 14, 1958 she married Norman D. Polson in Seminole.

She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church, where she was an active member in the Women’s Mission Organization.

Polson also served as voluntary treasurer for the Independence Food Basket for 25 years and worked with her husband in his accounting practice.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of Independence; one brother, Robert L. Garrison of Seminole and one sister, Linda C. Smith of Shawnee.

The family has suggested that memorials may be made either to the First Southern Baptist Church or to the American Kidney Foundation.

Guy Pool

Guy Eula Pool, of Midland, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007. She was born Feb. 26, 1935 in Eagletown, Okla., to Norvin Wendell Hadley, Sr., and Edna Una Dennington Hadley.

Guy was raised and educated in Eagletown. On Feb. 27, 1953, she married Norman Russell Pool in Lockesburg, Ark. He preceded her in death in 1982.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, and brother, Norvin Wendell Hadley, Jr.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Michael D. and Sarah Pool, Steven D. and Rhonda Pool, Kevin D. and Melania Pool, all of Midland, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa D. and Rick Duley of Roanoke, Texas; grandchildren, Karissa Pool of Houston, Texas; Keeley Pool, Chance Pool, Shanaye Pool, Russell Pool, Joshua Pool, Brian Pullen, Chassity Cooper, and Latisha Pullen, all of Midland, Texas; Bret Duley, Brandon Duley, and Brittany Duley, all of Roanoke, Texas; great-grandchildren, Leyton Welch, Kade Pullen, Kason Pullen, Garyn Cooper, Kalley Cooper, and Kamran Monahan, all of Midland, Texas; brothers, Warren Hadley of Fort Smith, Ark., Don Hadley of Earlsboro, and Rodger Hadley of Indiahoma, Okla.; sister, Eleanor Marrs of Fullerton, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland.

Arrangements were under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home (432) 683-5555. To place online condolences visit www.mem.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hospice of Midland, 911 W. Texas, Midland, Texas 79701.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ardene Posey

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Ardene (Holder) Posey are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Posey, 82, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007 in Oklahoma City. She was born March 15, 1924 in Sasakwa to Alfred "Dude" Holder and Annie (Renolds) Holder.

She married Paul Posey and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker.

Her parents, husband, two brothers, Aubrey "Biggin" Holder and his twin, Alfred "Littlin" Holder and two sisters, Willie Mae "Sug" Jones and Jewell "Doll" Arbuckle preceded her in death.

Surviving are two brothers, Robert "Bob" Holder of Turlock, Calif. and Billy Wayne Holder of Kingston, Okla. and one sister, Lula Mae Arbuckle of Seminole.

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

 

 

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Christine Posey

Funeral services for Seminole resident Naomi "Christine" (Greenfield) Posey are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Pastor Gary Pollard will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

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

Posey, 69, died Monday, April 23, 2007 at Seminole Regional Hospital. She was born July 12, 1937 in Kingfisher to Audrey May (Shay) Greenfield and Ray Leroy Greenfield.

She graduated from Cashion Southwest Bible College and later married Donald Leroy "Don" Posey on June 18, 1955 in Kingfisher.

Posey worked as a bank teller and bookkeeper for Security State Bank in Wewoka for over 18 years.

The couple lived in Branson, Mo., for 13 years moving back to the Seminole area almost three years ago.

Surviving is her husband, Donald Leroy "Don" Posey of the home; one son, Donald Ray "Don" Posey of Konawa; one daughter, Nancy Horn of Seminole; one brother, Charles Greenfield of Yukon; one sister Esther Sproul of Edmond and three grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be; Chet Horn, Don Kimery, Jeff Misenheimer, Mike Grant, Robert Ingram and Herb Williams.

Honorary casket bearers will be; Gurdon Johnson, Jerry Green, Lee Estep and Jerry McGehee.

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

 

 

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Mildred Post

Funeral services for Mildred Post are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. Tommy Clark and Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Longtime Seminole resident Mildred Post departed this life Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center at the age of 86.

Mildred was born on May 10, 1921 in Hugo, Okla., to W.A. "Nick" Nichols and Anna Smith Nichols.

On April 9, 1941 in Shawnee she became the wife of James Ray Post II. Three sons were born of this union.

Mildred graduated from Mountain View High School and attended East Central University. She was a member of a bowling league for many years and was an avid OU fan.

She retired from Seminole County after many years of service in the county attorney, treasurer and court clerk offices.

She had been a member of the Trinity Baptist Church for many years.

She is survived by sons, James Ray Post III and his wife Phyllis of Seminole, David Lee Post and his wife Sharon of Seminole, and William "Nick" Nichols Post of Edmond; grandchildren, Stacy Prewitt, James Ray Post, IV, John Colombo, Jerry Colombo, Jerry Colombo, and Karen Colombo; sister, Kate Warren of Camarillo, Calif.; ten great-grandchildren; and her beloved friend and pet, Bo.

 She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister, Juanita Cline.

Pallbearers will be James Post IV, Jerry Colombo, Josh Colombo, Jonathan Colombo, Ed Staley and Steven Staley.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Gwendolyn Postoak

Memorial services for former Wewoka resident Gwen Postoak will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Leon Postoak, of Oklahoma City.

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

Postoak died Wednesday, May 30, 2007 in Oklahoma City. She was born Dec. 1, 1966 in Oklahoma City to Amos Thompson Postoak and Bertha Wanoka Ned.

Two children; brother, Morgan Lee Postoak, grandparents Eli and Lizzie Postoak, Semion Wilson, and Maxine Jacobs preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, John Solis of Oklahoma City; children, Sgt. Michael Shane Postoak, serving in Iraq, Crystal Lynn Postoak, and Victor Manuel Beltran Jr., both of Oklahoma City, Elisa Lynn Postoak and Eric Morgan Postoak, both of Wewoka, Andrea Thompson Beltran, Samuel Augustine Postoak and Gabriella LaHoma Solis, all of Oklahoma City; three grandchildren and brothers and sisters, Christina Elaine Villanveva, Aron Hardy, Jr., Cameron Wilson Hardy all of Oklahoma City, Charlie Miller of Wewoka, Lewis Postoak, Jeffery Postoak, Bridgette Postoak, Ashley Postoak and Bonnie Rutherford, all of Tulsa.

 

 

 

 

 

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Roy C. Potter

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Roy C. Potter were scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Chris Stinnett officiating.

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

Potter died Friday, Jan. 5, 2007 at the Wewoka Nursing center at the age of 80. He was born Dec. 5, 1926 in Seminole to Roy C. Potter Sr. and Dessie (Mann) Potter.

He graduated from Wewoka High School in 1944 and was in the United States Navy during World War II. Potter was a radio operator after being discharged from the Navy and he worked for City Services Oil Company as a Lab Technician for many years.

His parents; daughter, Jacklyn A. Hicks and two sisters, Juanita Haley and Billie O. Prince preceded him in death.

Surviving him are two sons, Glynnon M. Potter of Decatur, Texas and Tony R. Potter of Wewoka; four granddaughters and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers for the services will be Tim Brady, David Davidson, William Harrison, Charlie Cotterman, Clay Dyton Coffman and James Cofer.

Honorary bearers will be Byrl Barnhart, Ernest Moore, J.C. Kanard, James A. Brooks, Marvin Osborne and Ray Bevelhymer.

 

 

 

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Leah Ann Presley

Funeral services for Seminole native Leah Ann Larney Presley are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the home of Balerine Lasley, 216 W. 35th, Shawnee.

Services are under the direction of Walker Funeral Service, Shawnee.

Presley, 49 of Buffalo, Mo. died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007 at her home. She was born Dec. 3, 1957 in Seminole to Alex Larney Sr. and Balerine (Lasley).

She was a home health care provider and member of the Seminole Tribe. Presley was baptized in the Methodist Hitchitee Church of Seminole.

Her father and one brother, Alex Larney Jr. preceded her in death.

Surviving is her mother, Balerine Lasley of Shawnee; two daughters, Ladina Larney of Shawnee and Christi Stone of Maud; four sons, Michael, Joseph and Matthew Stone, all of Springfield, Mo. and Andrew Stone of Aurora, Mo.; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Jo Harjo of Shawnee, Teresa Larney of Konawa and Deborah Toney of Shawnee; one brother, Tim Larney of Franklin, Ill. and stepmother, Mary Larney of Konawa.

 

Mildred Prewitt

Graveside services for Mildred Catherine Prewitt are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Ardmore.

Services are under the direction of Ted Dickey Funeral Home, Plano, Texas.

Mildred Catherine Prewitt was born Mildred Catherine Wheeler on Oct. 8, 1917 in Ardmore to Arva Cindle Wheeler and Arlie Wheeler.

She passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007 and was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Archibald Holley, and by her second husband, William Ernest Prewitt.

Survivors are her son, Ronald L. Holley and wife, Monelle, of Plano, Texas; grandchildren, Chris Holley of Plano, Texas, Cathy Holley Lamont and husband Ian of Globe, Ariz., and their children Holley and Ian, Michelle Holley Murph and husband Alan of New Braunfels, Texas, and their children Rachel, Derek, Moraih, and Benjamin.

 

 

 

 

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Opal "June" Price

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Opal "June" Price, were scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, July 12, 2007 at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole

Rev. Wesley Martin will officiate the service.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home,

Wewoka resident Opal "June" Price passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at the age 77.

She was born on Nov. 2, 1929 in Van Buren, Arkansas to Charles H. and Grace Gertrude (LaRue) Wentz.

June married Jack L. Price on March 21, 1944 in Van Buren, Ark. June was a homemaker and attended the Assembly of God Church in Sasakwa, Oklahoma.

Her husband Jack L. Price of the home survives her, daughter, Jackie K Sheppard, son, Joseph H. Price, Oklahoma, and foster daughter, Shirley Grindstaff of Noble.

Five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren also survive her.

Her parents precede her in death.

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

 

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Earl Pryor

Funeral services for Seminole resident Earl Preston Pryor are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

His brothers-in-law, Roy Plant and Millard Stevens, will officiate the services.

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

Pryor, 83, died Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at Seminole Medical Center. He was born Oct. 3, 1923 on Okmulgee to Earl O. Pryor and Annabell (Anthony) Pryor.

He attended Bowlegs Schools before enlisting in the United States Navy.

On April 29, 1943 he married Dorothy Annalee Knight in Wewoka.

Pryor was a truck driver for "American Pipe Company" out of Union City, Calif. He was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church and was a member of the Teamsters Union.

His parents and wife (Jan. 25, 1992), three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Surviving are one brother, Frank Pryor of Shawnee; two sisters, Irma Jean Stevens of Bonners Ferry, Idaho and Barbara Ann Plant of Waterford, Calif. and special friend, Hazel Stevens of Seminole.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Lee Puntka

Funeral services for longtime Sasakwa resident and deacon at Spring Baptist Church Lee Rogers Puntka are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Moppin officiating, and assisted by Billy Joe Harjo and Richard Pickup.

Wake services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Springs Baptist Church. The body will be taken to the Church at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

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

Mr. Puntka passed away Sunday, June 3, 2007 at Carl Albert Hospital in Ada at the age of 73 years. He was born July 18, 1933 in Sasakwa to Floyd Harjo and Linda McGirt.

He graduated from Sasakwa Schools and attended Haskell Indian Institute.

He was a member and deacon of Springs Baptist Church, President of Rural Water Board in Sasakwa, former president of Sasakwa Community Center. He was a carpenter for many years for Seminole Nation.

Lee’s heart belonged to his Lord. His faithfulness and service as he took his spiritual walk made many friends along his path.

Lee dedicated his services to the Lord in every aspect of his life as he surrendered. To his Lord’s will as a deacon.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Lincoln Roger Puntka; brother, Franklin Coody and two sisters, Firmina Killpatrick, and Cora Alsip.

Survivors also include children, Phyllis Paluck, Shawnee, Nancy Warden, Shawnee, Josh Puntka, Sasakwa, Janice Norcott, Springfiled., Mass., Carmelita Puntka, Sasakwa, Samatha Elliott, Shawnee and Rosetta Mosier, Idabel, Okla.; brothers and sisters, Yvett Harjo, Yvonne Harjo, and Leonard Harjo; five grandsons; 13 granddaughters, four great-grandchildren; aunt, Anthonette Jones and uncle, John Crayton Harjo.

Pallbearers will be Ethan Norcott, Lyle Norcott, Steven Nail, Josh Coon, Tommy Johnson, and James George.

Honorary pallbearers will be George Johnson, Cecil Moon, Robert Wood, Winfred Harjo, Podge Harris, Bill Mynhier, Farron Coody, Gerald Harjo, N.S. W. Men, Franklin Coody, Thomas Jefferson Harjo, George Burgess, Robert Kelough, Abe Davis, Patrick Harjo, Chad Kilpatrick, and Kenneth Larney

 

 

 

Sera Ramsey

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Sera Frances Ramsey are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, Wewoka.

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

Ramsey, 92, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007 at Rose Manor Nursing Home in Shawnee. She was born Feb. 16, 1915 in Boles, Ark., to Fred and Mary Mankin Freeman.

She attended school in Sasakwa and on Sept. 28, 1933 she married Royal Lee Ramsey in Sasakwa.

Ramsey was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Wewoka. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren and sewing. She made all of the family quilts.

She loved April Fools Day and enjoyed pulling pranks on her husband of 72 years. She and her husband received an award from the Sasakwa Reunion Committee for the longest married couple.

Her parents; husband; one son, Gerald Lee Ramsey; three brothers: Delbert, Robert and John "J.B." Freeman; and one sister, Orengie Mae Henderson, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her children: Donald Ray Ramsey of Shawnee, Charles Dale Ramsey of Montrose, Colo., and Elvie Don Ramsey of Konawa; and eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters: Lorene Ramsey of Borger, Texas and Imogene "Sissy" Davis of Slaton, Texas; and two brothers: Jess Freeman of Memphis, Tenn., and Bill Freeman of San Antonio, Texas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Don Raney

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Don Raney are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Tommy Clark officiating.

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

Don Raney passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, 2007 in Seminole, at the age of 86. He was born on June 13, 1921 in Union, Ark., to Edgar M. and Mattie (Cochran) Raney.

He married Jewell (Bradley) Raney on April 5, 1948 in Pryor, Okla. He enlisted in the United States Air Force on Aug. 31, 1942 and he served in the 390th Air Service Squad and was discharged on Dec. 11, 1945.

He and his family moved to Seminole in 1951 from Pryor. He was a member of the First Baptist in Seminole, where he was a deacon for many years.

He was a Sunday School Teacher and a director of Senior Adult Sunday School Department for twenty-seven years. He worked for Atlantic Richfield Oil Company for thirty-three years retiring in 1984.

He is survived by his wife Jewell Raney of the home; son and daughter-in-law, David and Sydney Raney of Los Angeles, Calif.; granddaughter, Amy Moran of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one grandson, Nathaniel Moran and wife Dana of Independence, Ky.; and one sister and brother-in-law, Ima and Darwin Kirkman of Mound Ridge, Kan.

His parents, E.M. and Mattie Raney; one daughter, Sandy Raney Easter; three brothers, Maurice, Harold and Randall Raney; and one sister, Myrtle Homsey, precede him in death.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in memory of Don for future growth of the church.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Danny Raper

Memorial services for lifelong Maud resident, Daniel Glen "Danny"/"Butch" Raper are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Louis First Baptist Church with Pastor Glenn Peck officiating with the assistance of Rev. Andy Quinton.

Interment is to precede the services at Cummings Cemetery, Maud, under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home, Maud.

Raper, 71, died Sunday, May 6, 2007 at his home near Maud. He was born May 17, 1935 in Texas to Elger Glen Raper and Emma (Tarter) Raper.

On May 21, 1958 he married Ruby Joyce Castoe in Shawnee and was a member of St. Louis Baptist Church and had retired from an oil well service company as a derrick man.

His parents and sister, Vicky Hurt preceded him n death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; two sons, Ronald and David Raper, both of Maud; one daughter, Dana Gribble of Tecumseh; three sisters, Glenda Sue Blain of Midwest City, Linda "Kay" Springer-Felkins of Seminole and Carolyn Jo Choat of Harrah and five grandchildren.

Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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Mark Redding

Memorial services for Wewoka resident Mark Alan Redding will be announced at a later date.

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

Redding, 50, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007 at his residence in Wewoka, following a long illness. He was born Nov. 7, 1956 in Holdenville to David H. and Anna Lee (Upton) Redding.

He graduated from Wewoka High School and later worked for Scott Drilling of Seminole. Redding was of the Baptist faith and he enjoyed softball, fishing and camping.

His grandparents and father preceded him n death.

Surviving is his mother, Anna Lee Redding of Wewoka; daughter, Tammy Diane Porter of Ada; brothers, David Lee and Arthur Dale Redding, both of Wewoka and sister, Marilyn Kay Calvert of Maud.

 

Ruby Reece

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Ruby Nell (Hunt) Reece are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with James Hays and Lance Reece officiating.

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

Reece died on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007 at Grace Living Center in Bethany, Okla., at the age of 92. She was born in Yell County, Ark., on May 2, 1915 to Virgil and Mary (Annie) Hunt.

Her mother died when she was a young girl and Reece came to Oklahoma to live with her aunt and uncle, J.L. and Gertrude Hays.

She graduated high school from Wolf in 1934 and married Thomas Reece, together they made their home Seminole.

Reece was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole and taught Sunday school for many years.

She worked at Roosevelt Schools for 11 years as the head cook and after that she worked and retired from Tinker Air Force Base for 15-1/2 years as an assistant foreman and wageworker.

Surviving is her daughter Norma VanHooser–Cox of Oklahoma City; two brothers, James Hays of Norman and Bob Hays of Clarksville, Miss.; two grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

Her parents; son, Thomas Clyde Reece; two brothers, Leon Hunt and Fair Hays; and one sister, Wanda Hays-Meadows, preceded her in death.

Pallbearers will be: James Lee Hays, Vann Reece, Danny Wood, Keith Cox, Lance Reece and Allen Ledbetter.

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

 

 

 

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Raymond W. Reed, Jr.

Our beloved Raymond W. Reed, Jr. went on to glory to be with the Lord on Jan. 10 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

He was born on Aug. 17, 1051 in Wewoka.

Mr. Reed earned his MBA from Southern Nazarene University being recognized with the highest honors for academic excellence and his BBA in Marketing from University of Central Oklahoma.

He was elected as a member of Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society in Business Administration.

Mr. Reed has held various executive positions including most recently as the co-owner Home Instead Senior Care.

Prior work history includes: vice president of human resources and support services at Wilson N. Jones, director of human resources at Tahlequah City Hospital, president and CEO of Bowling Oil Company Inc., division manager of IC Systems Inc. and marketing manager of Superior Supply Company Inc.

Mr. Reed was a member of numerous committees and organizations including the following: Rotary Clubs in various states, serves as president of Tahlequah and Muskogee Personnel Association, Board of Directors, Education Committee, National Society of Human Resource Management and was awarded a Lifetime Certification by the International Certification Institute for the Society for Human Resource Management.

Mr. Reed also was recognized and received numerous awards including the following: 1998 Committed Service to Tahlequah City Hospital and Employees (1991-1998), 1997 Human Resource Professional of the Year at Muskogee Area Human Resource, 1996 Outstanding Employee of the Year at Tahlequah City Hospital, 1996 Oklahoma Future Business Leaders of American Chapter Education State Chapter Award, 1995 Special Recognition Award for work with high school students from Future Business Leaders of America Association.

He was an avid and eloquent golfer receiving many awards, a previous licensed pilot of multiple engine craft, a sports enthusiast, especially a "Boomer Sooner," lover of music genre including jazz and rock and roll classics to gospel and the symphony orchestra, and appreciated theatre art and as at home as a beach comer.

He was devoted to his sons and family, a loving husband, enjoyed an active life and loving sharing time and companionship with everyone who met him.

Raymond was a gentleman and scholar, strong in moral convictions, honest, hardworking, generous individual always ready to lend a helping hand.

He had a most jovial prankster attitude that permeated and brought much happiness to all those around him.

Witty, reflective and spiritual and always God-centered, he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him; he truly made the world a better place to live.

He will never be forgotten and one day we will all meet him again.

He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond W. Reed, Sr. and Geraldine Crow Reed.

He is survived by his wife Dr. M. Retta Martin of Corpus Christi, Texas.

He is also survived by sons Raymond W. Reed, III, and Clint Reed, both of Dallas, Texas, and a sister Geraldine Jackson and brother-in-law Mike Jackson of Edmond.

His Uncle Archibald Crow and wife Annette of Fort Worth, Texas and a few cousins, nieces and nephews.

Our heartfelt thanks to Doctor’s Regional Medical Center’s extended staff including: CNAs, nurses, physicians, specialists, ICU-CV and Trauma team for their compassionate care for him above and beyond the call of duty.

 

Ophelia Reich

Graveside services for Sasakwa native Ophelia Reich are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Lone Dove Cemetery in Sasakwa.

Lindel Bolin is set to officiate, with services under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Reich died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at the age of 72.

She was born Nov. 10, 1934, in Sasakwa, to Monte Welch and Martha (Pence) Welch.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ in Sasakwa. Her hobbies included gardening and sewing.

She married Sherman Reich on Dec. 4, 1950, in Seminole, and he preceded her in death in 2002.

Ophelia Reich was also preceded in death by her parents, and a daughter, Gwendolyn, in 1951.

Her survivors include two sons, Jimmy Reich and Jackie Reich, both of Sasakwa; a brother, Doyle Welch; three sisters, Wathena Norman of Mena, Ark., Elsie Wright of Fresno, Calif., and Oleta Clark of Bakersfield, Calif.; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Chub Welch, Ronnie Welch, Gary Welch, Kelton Welch, Jason Welch, and Shannon Welch.

Donnie Harris is listed as an honorary bearer.

 

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Donna Reinecker

A memorial service for Seminole resident Donna Marie Reinecker will be held at a later date in Alamogordo, N.M.

Reinecker, 60, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007 at her home following a battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 12, 1947 in Snowflake, Ariz., to Clinton Reidhead and Doradeanne Reidhead-Olson.

She graduated from El Paso High School and worked various jobs throughout her life.

Her greatest accomplishment was in earning an Associate’s degree in May 2005 from New Mexico State University.

She was in the top 5% of her class and graduated with honors. Reinecker was a member of Thi Beta Kappa.

In Flagstaff, Ariz., she married Byron Dale Reinecker.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Holly Jenkins of Alamogordo, N.M., and Leslie Haskin of Seminole; five grandchildren; siblings: Dolly, Steve, Judy, Lisa and Tim; and stepfather, Oscar Ben Olson of Tularosa, N.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Frank Revas

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Frank Revas, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Kriss Haymes and Rev. Robert Kernal will officiate the service and the Seminole Nation Honor Guard will provide the military honors.

Interment is to follow at the Revas Family Cemetery, located two miles south of Seminole, three-quarters mile west and one and one-half mile south, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Revas, 75 of Tulsa, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007 at Hillcrest Specialty Hospital in Tulsa. He was born in Seminole to Ina Lee (Noska) and Earnest Revas.

He grew up in the Seminole/Wewoka area and attended Bowlegs High School.

Revas served in the United States Army where he earned the National Defense Service Medal.

On July 31, 1954 he married Geneva Owens in a chapel on Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington.

He moved to Tulsa in 1956 with his family and worked for over 30 years for Affiliated Foods as a truck driver.

His father; mother, Ina Lee Revas-Wind and one brother, Thomas Revas preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Geneva of the home; three daughters, Frances Shives of Tulsa, Belinda Koch of Grand Prairie, Texas and LaDonna Laughlin of Tulsa; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers for the services will be Lance Revas, Gary Revas, Dennis Laughlin, Ronnie Shives, Neal Koch and Brian Doll.

Honorary bearers will be Mark Revas, Justin Revas, Dustin Revas and Philip Doll.

 

 

 

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John Richardson

Longtime Seminole resident and beloved oilman John Dean Richardson passed away on Jan. 15, 2007 at the age of 77.

He was born on Jan. 8, 1930 in Waurika to Claude and Hazel (Thompson) Richardson.

He married Karen Posey Richardson in 1976 in Ft. Smith, Ark. 

John was a graduate of Waurika High School. He served in the United States Air Force where he was stationed in Bermuda for four years as a sergeant and a Hurricane Hunter.

John moved to Seminole from Duncan where he retired from Halliburton Services.

In June of 1974, John started working in this area for W. H. Kopezynski of Ada as a company man for his oil production company, Texhoma Oil and Gas.

In 1978 John started working for Tommy Eeds of Seminole at his company, Seminole Acid.

Shortly afterwards John and Tommy formed Apollo Oil Tools.

In 1981 John bought Apollo Oil Tools from Tommy and continues to operate in Letha, Oklahoma with his son, Matt Cone and son-in-law, Mike Baxter.

John was a member of the Harvey Road Baptist Church, Seminole Elks Lodge and a former Maud City Council member where he lived in Maud for 23 years, prior to moving to Seminole eight years ago.

John loved playing poker, buying and selling oilfield equipment and spending quality time with his family and especially his grandkids.

John is survived by his loving wife Karen Richardson of the home, three sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Kelly Richardson of Plano, Texas, Dusty and Tammy Gaff of Jett, and Matt and Dutchess Cone of Wewoka; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shawn and Mike Baxter of Seminole and Vicki and Sam Brimer of Ardmore; four sisters, Opal Ward of Saginaw, Texas, Mildred Porter of Clute, Texas, Helen Edwards of Waurika, and Mary and husband Ron Penny of Duncan.

He is also survived by nine grandchildren: Amy Brimer, Josh Brimer, Jennifer Richardson, Jason Richardson, Dakota Gaff, Cheyanne Gaff, Chris Richardson, Collin Cone, and Caleb Cone, as well as a host of other family and friends.

 His parents precede him in death.

 Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Wade Robertson officiating.

 Interment will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, 2007 at Waurika Cemetery, Waurika.

 Pallbearers will be Tim Edwards, Randy Edwards, Robby Whitefield, Tommy King, David Brown and Mark Childress.

 Honorary bearers will be Ralph Jones, Wink Kopezynski, Nick Johnson, Ronnie Conner, Kenneth Stalnaker, Larry Clements and Jessy Pierce.

 The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007 for visitation at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

 Messages of condolences may be sent to the family online at www.swearingenfun-eralhome.com.

 

 

J.A. Riley

Services for Seminole resident J.A. Riley will be Monday, with burial at 10 a.m. at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery in Oklahoma City and a 2 p.m. memorial service at the Church of Christ in Seminole.

Lyndal Werner and Barry Hupp will be officiating with services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

J. A. Riley, 87, passed away, Thursday, June 28, 2007 in Shawnee. Mr. Riley was born Feb. 14, 1920 in Wetumka to Grover Cleveland and Mae (Bankston) Riley.

Mr. Riley met and married Glenda Prevett on March 29, 1944 at the Church of Christ in Henryetta. Mrs. Glenda Riley survives him of the home in Seminole.

Mr. Riley started his oilfield career in Seminole with B S & B Tank Co., where he worked for five years.

He then entered the United States Coast Guard, as a Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class and served during World War II. After the war Mr. Riley went to work for Halliburton Company in 1950.

Mr. Riley worked for 32 years and retired in 1982, he was the sales manager for the State of Oklahoma when he retired. He also worked with the men at Clay Crossing Treatment Center in Maud.

Mr. Riley was a member of the Church of Christ in Seminole and prior to that he was a member of the Henryetta Church of Christ for 17 years where he served as an Elder of the church.

Mr. Riley is survived by his wife, Glenda Riley of the home in Seminole; one son and daughter in law, Jim and Robin of Edmond; daughter-in-law, Kerry Riley of Oklahoma City; one brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence and Bessie Riley of San Diego, Calif.; two granddaughters, Marcie Bazor and her husband Tim and Haley Perry and her husband and three great-grandchildren, Charli Bazor, Elisha and Blake Allan.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one son Allan Riley who died in 2004 and his grandson Blake Riley who died in 1989.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Jim Riley Outreach Inc., 2201 Cardinal Drive, Edmond, OK 73013. Monies received will go to scholarships at Clay Crossing.

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

 

 

 

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Carolyn Robbins

A private memorial will be held at a later date for Seminole native Carolyn Robbins.

Carolyn passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 in Fort Worth, Texas, at the age of 66. She was born on Jan. 29, 1941 in Seminole to Pete and Babe Grisso.

Her father; sister, Dorothy Gouker; and niece, Stacey Myers, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her mother; two sisters, Margorie Iafoon and Linda Jarrell; one brother, Gary Grisso; three sons, Allen Grisso, Craig Brown, and Mike Wilson; three grandsons, Allen and Brian Grisso and Matthew Brown; and two granddaughters, Sarah Brown and Lacey Wainwright.

Verna Robbins

Funeral services for Verna Robbins will be held at Stout Funeral Home in Wewoka at 11a.m. on Wednesday, with interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka.

Rev. Bruce Benson will be officiating with services under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Verna Robbins was accepted into the arms of her Lord on Aug. 26, 2007 surrounded by her family and the staff of Wewoka Nursing Center.

Verna was born on May 13, 1904 in Golden, Miss., to Silas D. White and Emily Ophelia Hale-White.

She came to Seminole County at the age of five and has lived in the area for the majority of her life. She received her initial education in Maud and Sasakwa and graduated from Normal School (College) in Ada.

In 1924, Verna married Thomas W. Chambers at the Sasakwa Methodist Church. She had two children in this marriage. After only six years of marriage, Thomas W. Chambers died.

To support her sons, Verna held various jobs including telegraph operator and working on her parent’s farm picking cotton. In 1935, Verna married Clarence Allen Robbins in Wewoka, at the 1st Assembly of God Church. Verna and Clarence had a total of 10 children.

She returned to college and received her teaching degree at East Central University. After graduation, Verna went to Wichita, Kan., and taught for a year only to return to Oklahoma to teach at Wewoka Public Schools through her retirement in the early 1970’s.

During this time, she was a teacher to hundreds of local students at various levels. She has influenced the lives of community youth for a number of years.

During her life she was active in numerous organizations, which included a lifetime membership to Rebecca Assembly of Oklahoma where she was honored as Past Noble Grand in 1982. She was a member of Seminole County Education Association; Retired Teacher’s Association; Oklahoma Education Association; and the National Educator’s Association.

She continued to obtain her Master’s degree and completed her dissertation for a PhD from East Central University.

Her husbands, Thomas W. Chambers of Sasakwa and Clarence A. Robbins of Wewoka, preceded her in death. Departed siblings include Ellery D. White, Octo Zee White, Everett White, Lenny Mae White, Omar Zee White, Olivia Shorter, Lerah Deatrice Chambers, and Finas White. Verna’s children, Ralph and Virginia Robbins, are also deceased.

Surviving family members include one brother, Silas D. White of Oklahoma City and eight children: John P. Chambers of Oklahoma City, Tommy L. Chambers of Wewoka, Lloyd A. Robbins of Oregon, Linda Mallard of Oklahoma City, Ward A. Robbins of Texas, Leon G. Robbins of Oklahoma City, Orville M. Robbins of Wisconsin, Clara Mae Parks of California.

Verna leaves behind 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. She was loved by all and will be missed dearly.

Verna held a fundamental belief that hard work, education, and faith in God will lead you through any life challenge. Her influence to the lives of her family, and others, will never be forgotten.

Pallbearers include Jim Mallard, Danny White, Gerald Chambers, Robert Carey, Jackie Nuckols, and Tye Mallard.

The family wishes to thank Wewoka Nursing Center for their kindness shown to our loved one. Special appreciation goes to Frances Chambers, Suzie Chambers, and Linda Mallard for their personal devotion to Verna’s life care.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Wewoka Senior Citizens Center or the charity of your choice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jean Roberts

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Jean Brady Roberts are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glen Pence officiating.

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

Jean, 88, passed from this life on Monday, Feb. 12, 2007 in Oklahoma City. She was born April 10, 1918 in Keifer, Okla. to F.C. "Pete" and Vera (Snodgrass) Clark.

Jean met and married Martin Brady in 1936 in Ardmore and he preceded her in death in 1958.

She was employed as an administrative assistant for the Oklahoma dept. of Human Services for 20 years. Upon her retirement, she moved back to her home in Seminole and lived there until her death.

She was an active member of the First Christian Church in Seminole. A member of the Christian Women’s Fellowship, she was active in several bridge clubs.

Jean was devoted to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and she will be missed by all her family and her friends.

Her parents, husband and a sister, Virginia Buck, preceded her in death.

Jean is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Darryll and Nancy Brady of Powderly, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Roy Hughey of Yukon; four grandsons, Matt and Paul Brady and David and Brian Hughey and eight great-grandchildren.

One brother, Charles Clark of Edmond, also survives her.

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

 

 

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Anna Robertson

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Anna Martha Robertson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Brewer and Rev. Tom Newell officiating.

Interment will follow at Wolf Cemetery in Seminole County.

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

Robertson, 49, died on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 at Norman Regional Hospital. She was born on Aug.19, 1958 in Aurora, Colo., to Hyatt and Patricia Ann (Stewart) Cayton.

On Jan. 12, 1996 she married Felix Ray Robertson; he survives her of the home.

She was a sewing operator at Wrangler for several years. She attended the Heartland Family Church in Seminole.

Her grandson and one sister Ruth M. Harris (Nov. 2003), precedes her in death.

She is survived by her parents, Hyatt and Patricia Cayton of Seminole; two daughters, Meagan M. Robertson of Tulsa and Jessica R. Robertson of Shawnee; and one brother, Hyatt J. Cayton of Seminole.

Pallbearers will be: Tommy Robertson, II, Randy Lehman, Mike Brown, Eric Douthit, Hyatt J. Cayton and Phil Harris.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dickie Robertson

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident Dickie Gerald Robertson are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Konawa with Mitch Williams officiating.

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

Robertson died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007 in Konawa at the age of 62. He was born July 13, 1945 in Konawa to Alfred Wesley Robertson and Nettie Lee (Goss) Robertson.

He was the youngest of nine children and he attended Summers Chapel Elementary in Konawa and graduated from Vamoosa High School.

Robertson later attended East Central University in Ada.

While in high school, Robertson began working in the oilfield with his father and brothers, and later drove a tank truck.

On Jan. 28, 1967 he married Nelletta Kay Bailes and they had two children, Richard Elliott and Kristal Kathleen.

Robertson moved to Lubbock, Texas and began working in the insurance industry. He was an agent for Allstate Insurance Company and earned the honor of "million dollar" sales person.

Due to illness, he retired from the insurance business in 1984 and moved back to Konawa in 1989.

He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed talking to anyone who would listen.

His parents; his daughter; and one brother, Herman Robertson preceded him in death.

Surviving is his son of Norman; three brothers, Alfred "Nug" Robertson Jr. and Arnold Robertson, both of Konawa, and Keith Robertson of Okemah; and four sisters, Willa Deen Wall of Harrah, Billie Collins of Shawnee, LaQuita Huckleberry and Jerry Lemmings, both of Konawa.

The family members will be serving as casket bearers.

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

 

 

 

LaVada Robertson

Graveside services for lifelong Seminole County resident LaVada M. Robertson were held at 1:30 p.m. today at Wolf Cemetery with Rev. Steve Cline officiating.

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

Robertson, 81, died Saturday, April 14, 2007 at Seminole Medical Center. She was born Sept. 10, 1925 in Seminole to Thomas Bankhead Robertson and Arlice (Fowler) Robertson.

She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Her parents, three brothers, Ed, Pat and R.V. Robertson and three sisters, Earlene King, Delores Boyle and Jewel Franklin, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her special niece and caregiver, Kay Azlin of Wewoka; sister-in-law, Frances Robertson of Seminole and great-niece, Kiley Azlin of Seminole.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Lois Robertson

Funeral services for longtime Maud resident Lois Robertson, 67, are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud. Rev. Carl Johnson and Joe Hibbs will officiate.

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

Lois passed from this life on June 1, 2007 at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born Oct. 17, 1939 in Cloud Chief, Okla., to parents Virgil Celes Cox and Martha Alice (Lemmons) Cox.

Lois was a member of the Church of Christ. She had worked as a in home care provider for the elderly. Lois loved to show off photos of her grandchildren and great grandbaby.

Her parents and one sister, Lena Faye Copeland, precede Lois in death.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Eugene and Raydonna Robertson of Maud and C.V. Robertson of Mustang; three brothers, J.F. Cox of Brush Prarie, Wash., Loye Gene Cox of Oklahoma City, and a twin brother, Loyal Cox of Dibble, Okla., and three sisters, Eva Jackson of Lone Oak, Texas, Lucille Bryant of Jay, Fla., and Leta Novotny of Okemah.

Also surviving are four grandchildren, Trevor and Taylor Robertson of Mustang, Derick Robertson of Maud and Erica and Stephen Grimes of Maud; one great grandchild, Amos Matthew Grimes of Maud, and a host of other family and dear friends.

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

 

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Mattie Robertson

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Mattie Lou (Hudson) Robertson were held today at 2 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Konawa, with Rev. Michael Vallandingham and Joe Sharber II officiating.

Interment followed at Dora Cemetery with arrangement under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Mattie passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007 at Integris Seminole Medical Center at the age of 90. She was born Jan.13, 1917 in Dora, Okla., to Arvel Boyd and Lola Ida (Conn) Hudson.

On Oct.13, 1934 Mattie married Rube Robertson in Holdenville, and to this union one daughter, Ruby Lucille was born.

Mattie work for Blue Bell in Seminole for several years and also helped her husband in his mechanic shop for several years doing bookkeeping and other various duties. She was a long-time member of Vamoosa Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rube on June 28, 1986;
four brothers, Oscar, Clarence, Alvie and Roy Hudson;
four sisters, Minnie Shirley, Sally Johnson, Viola Ramsey and Naomi McGinnis; infant brother, Arthur Hudson and two stillborn siblings.

She is survived by one daughter, Ruby Robertson and her husband Arnold of Konawa; two grandchildren, Les Robertson and his wife Shelley of Purcell, Okla., and Don Robertson and his wife Sherita of Moore; four great-grandchildren, Ashley and Jessica Robertson and Riley and Madison Robertson 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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Marilyn Roden

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Marilyn Elaine Roden are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Konawa with Rev. Mona Faulks officiating. 

Interment is to follow at Konawa Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Marilyn Elaine (Sherwood) Roden died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007 evening, at her residence at the age of 52. She was born on Aug. 6, 1954 in Konawa to J.D. and Faye (Finch) Sherwood.

She married John Roden and he preceded her in death on April 8, 1999. She later married Danny J. Page on Dec. 22, 2003 in Lawton.

Marilyn was a loving homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Konawa.

Surviving are her parents, J.D. and Faye Sherwood of Konawa; husband, Danny J. Page of the home; one sister, Janet Yott and her husband Ken of Konawa; father-in-law, Richard Page of Duncan; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mike and Sherry Page of Duncan; two nieces, Breanne Yott and Samantha Yott and a host of other family and friends.       

 

 

 

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Donna Rogers

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident, Donna Sue Rogers, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ford Funeral Home, Midwest City.

Rev. Freeman Whitlock and Rev. Leroy Hatfield will be officiating with interment graveside at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka.

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

Donna, age 54, departed this life, Sunday, April 22, 2007, after a long battle with cancer. She was born Dec. 22, 1952 in Oklahoma City to Jack and Nona (Campbell) Dearing.

She graduated from Wewoka High School and attended East Central University for two years.

Prior to her illness she worked for Bruckners & C.L. Boyd as a clerical secretary. Donna loved crafts, crocheting, sewing and her two dogs, Buddy and Barney.

Her father preceded her in death.

Surviving Donna is her mother, Nona Dearing of Wewoka; her husband, Kraig Rogers of Oklahoma City; son, Ryan Hutchison and wife, Linda, of McAlester; daughter, Teresa Rowlan and husband, Terry, of Mustang; grandsons, Nathan and Kamden Hutchison, and Chase Rowlan; granddaughter, Alyssa Rowlan; stepchildren, April Rogers, Joel Rogers and wife Monica and Jacinta Rogers; step-grandson, Austin Rogers; brothers, David and wife, Carolyn, of Wewoka and Dan Dearing and wife, Linda, of Seminole; and numerous other relatives and friends of the Wewoka area.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be sent to Hillcrest Living Center in Moore.

 

 

 

 

 

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Perry Roulston

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident Perry D. Roulston are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Konawa with Ed George officiating.

Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery with full military honors under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Perry D. Roulston, 75, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 24, 2007, at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on June 9, 1931 in Vamoosa to Zachary Taylor Roulston and Lessie Nora (Baker) Roulston.

Perry enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country for 20 years.  He attained the rank of Tech Sergeant and retired in 1967. 

He later went to work for OG&E and worked there for 10 years in the 1970's.

Perry was a cattle rancher and farmer and was also associated with the oil industry.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed life to the fullest.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ada and the Masonic Lodge in Blair, OK.

Perry married Patsy (Scroggin) on June 22, 1957 in Konawa.  She survives him of the home.

He is also survived by one son, Robert Roulston of Konawa; one daughter, Lori Hill of McAlester; six brothers, Hiram Roulston of Sasakwa, Tony Roulston of Sasakwa, Dale Roulston of Oklahoma City, Doyle Roulston of Yukon, Dempsey Roulston of Shawnee and Hardy Roulston of Edmond; one grandson, Westin Anthony Poe and a host of other family and friends.

Serving as casket bearers will be Ryan Russell, Zeb Kuestersteffen, Steve Flora, Jack Gorczyca, Russell Yott, Jason Yott, Russell Bolen and Ray Roskopf.  Honorary bearers will be his Sunday School Class.

 

 

 

 

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Noma Rounsaville

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa area resident, Noma Maxine (Mosley) Rounsaville, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Konawa.

Rev. Grady Roundtree and Rev. Cary Tipton will officiate with burial to follow at Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Maxine passed away Saturday, April 21, 2007 at her residence in Konawa, at the age of 81. She was born July 6, 1925 in Bristow to Washington Clarence, Sr. and Mirtie Lee (Risenhoover) Mosley.

She was born the 4th of 15 children and was the eldest daughter. Maxine was vital in helping her parents take care of her siblings.

Maxine was a loving provider for the elderly and a member of the Konawa Church of the Nazarene.

She is survived by two sons, Jackie Charles Rounsaville and his wife, Judy, of Henderson, Nev., and Mayor Bobby Joe Rounsaville and his wife, LaMona, of Konawa; four brothers, Floyd Mosley of Oregon, Lloyd Mosley of Konawa, Leon Mosley of Wewoka and Bill Mosley of Denton, Texas and two sisters, Ellen Satterwhite of Spencer and Sue Amundson of Del City.

Also surviving are grandchildren, Roger and Shawna Rounsaville of Yukon, Amy Rounsaville of Seymore, Tenn., Tambra and Daniel Merchant of Stonewall, Okla., Russell Rounsaville of Yukon, Barbie Rounsaville of Konawa and Lance and Stephanie Rounsaville of El Reno; 14 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Her parents; five brothers, William Cleo Mosley, Ralph Lee Mosley, Jack Edward Mosley, William Clarence Mosley Jr., and Ellis Eldon Mosley and three sisters, Evelyn Marie Mosley Harms and infants, Lorene and Florene Mosley, preceded her in death.

Serving as pallbearers will be: Roger Rounsaville, Russell Rounsaville, Lance Rounsaville, Roy Hicks, Levi Moore and Tristan Wood.

Honorary bearers will be: Gareth Wood, Noah Merchant and Ian Merchant.

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Ryles

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Mary Louise Ryles will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka with Rev. Amanda B.P. Lockwood officiating.

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

Mary Louise Harrison Ryles passed away at her home on Thursday, July 19, 2007 at the age of 88. She was born on May 28, 1919 in Wapanucka, Okla., to Marvin and Donnie Harrison.

Mary was raised in Wapanucka and graduated from Wapanucka High School in 1937. She was the youngest of eight children.

On April 1, 1946 Mary married Harry Edward Ryles in Kentucky. They were married for 50 years. Harry preceded her in death in 1996.

Mary worked along side her husband in their parts supply business, G&R Supply Co., for 30 years. After their retirement they loved traveling the country in their R.V.

Mary was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church, and a member of the Wewoka First United Methodist Church for over 50 years.

She was a member of the Dahlia Garden Club, United Methodist Women, and a past leader of the Bluebirds and Campfire.

Mary was a devoted and wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Because f that love and devotion, her family was devoted to her, and was with her when she went to be with her heavenly Father.

Her parents; husband; four brothers, Clyde, Thurston, Raymond and Charles Harrison; two sisters, Morea Harrison and Lucille Claiborne and one son-in-law, Gary Norman, preceded her in death.

Mary is survived by her daughters, June and husband Al Penton of Norco, Calif., Mary Ann and the late Gary Norman of Wewoka, Susan Ware of Dallas, Texas and Linda and husband Patrick Miner of Yukon, Okla.; one sister, Doris Faulkenberry of Coalgate; grandchildren, Lisa and Jack Johnson of Norco, Calif., Kim and Brad Childers of Ada, Keri and Aaron Brinkley of Yukon, Scott and Wendy Ware of Dallas, Texas, Brad and Angie Norman of Holdenville, Trent Miner of Yukon, Brock and Jenni Miner of Yukon; great-grandchildren, Price, Kara and Wade Johnson, Spencer and Sarah Kate Childers, Taylor, Cole and Trinity Brinkley, Cooper Ware, Blayne, Baylie, Emma and Eyan Norman and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

 

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Leonard Saffa

Memorial services for longtime Seminole resident Leonard Tony Saffa are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Father Basil Keenan officiating.

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

Leonard passed away on Friday, Oct. 19, 2007 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center at the age of 86. He was born Sept. 10, 1921 in Drumright to Tony George Saffa and Slebeya "Stella" (Saleba) Saffa.

He moved to Seminole from Drumright in 1926 and attended Seminole Schools, graduating in May 1940.

In September 1940, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and attended Officers’ Candidate School and was commissioned to a 2nd Lt. In the Field of Artillery in 1943.

He served overseas in France and Germany during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1950 with the rank of 1st Lt.

Leonard worked for the Veteran’s Administration for 10 years and served as Superintendent of the Veteran’s Hospital in Ardmore for two years. He was also a V.A. service officer for the eastern part of Oklahoma for several years.

He was a longtime member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Seminole and was an active member of the Seminole Lions Club and had served as City Clerk of Seminole for three years.

Leonard was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener.

His parents; two brothers, Richard T. Saffa and Edgar T. Saffa; two sisters, Mary T. Spencer and Josephine T. Davis; and several nieces and nephews, preceded Leonard in death.

He will be greatly missed by Matthew Villines and Jacob Swearingen, who he considered his grandsons, and also by his longtime friend and companion, Alpha Swearingen; his goddaughter, Linda Swearingen; Toby ad Kellye Swearingen, John and Nancy Villines and Tom and Espi Swearingen.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Leonard’s memory to Father Flanagan’s Boys Home, 13603 Flanagan Blvd., Boys Town, NE 68010-7501.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Leonard Saffa

A second memorial service for longtime Seminole resident Leonard Tony Saffa is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Seminole, with Father Basil Keenan officiating. A master violinist will provide music.

Leonard passed away on Friday, Oct. 19, 2007 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center at the age of 86. He was born Sept. 10, 1921 in Drumright to Tony and Stella Saffa.

He was a longtime member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Seminole and was an active member of the Seminole Lions Club and had served as City Clerk of Seminole for three years.

Leonard was never married and had no children or stepchildren. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He had many gifts as a person and was an outstanding cook, exceptional gardener, and an expert at speaking to large groups or one-on-one. This natural ability to teach and explain things in a kind and gentle manner touched many lives.

He was truly a gentleman and scholar and will be truly missed by all of his family.

His parents; two brothers, Richard T. Saffa and Edgar T. Saffa; two sisters, Mary T. Spencer and Josephine T. Davis; and several nieces and nephews including Jim Spencer, preceded Leonard in death.

Leonard’s surviving family members include: nieces and nephews, Gregory Saffa, Shonna Saffa and Rene Saffa, all of Great Bend, Kan., and Elizabeth (Spencer) Bartos of Seminole; grandnieces and nephews, Deana Kay Khanagan, Theresa Miner, Michael E. Meyers and Jerry L. Hause Jr.; great-grandnieces and nephews, Tiffani Diane Miner, Jeremy Miner, Michael E. Lane, Kayla Meyer and Shawn Hause; and great-great grandnieces and nephews, Taylor Keener, Tristin Miner and J.C. Miner.

The many veterans that Leonard helped are sincerely welcome to attend the service.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Leonard’s memory to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Seminole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fred Sanders

Graveside services for longtime Wewoka resident Fred Sanders are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Charles Troglin officiating.

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

Fred passed away Monday, April 30, 2007 in Wewoka, at the age of 85 years. He was born April 11, 1922 in Wetumka to Jim and Eliza Jane (Page) Sanders.

He attended CC Camp reading, writing and math school, earning his certification of completion.

Fred belonged to the Coon Hunters Association as a former leader. He enjoyed walking downtown and around the football field in Wewoka.

He also enjoyed sitting on his front porch and telling stories to his family.

Fred and Estell Jayce were married July 19, 1940 in Wewoka and he worked as a roughneck in the oilfields.

His parents; brothers, Nathan, Johnny and Dewey and sisters, Virgie Earl, Bernice McCallan, Cassie Boland and Edna Hatcher, preceded him in death.

Survivors include: his wife, Estell of the home; daughters, Sue Smith and Linda Sanderson and husband Larry, all of Wewoka; sons, Alvie Sanders of Cromwell and Rita and husband Victor Orr of Choctaw; grandsons, Johnny Orr, Mark sanders, Todd Sanders, Rusty Smith and Mitch Smith; granddaughters, Cindy Nix, Andi Hair, Christy Weaver, Amy Brannan and Kim Paris; 22 great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

 

 

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Mat Sandridge

Graveside services for lifelong Seminole County resident Mat Lee Sandridge are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Kan.

Rev. Earnest Rhodes of Waterman Church of Christ, Wichita, is to officiate.

Services are under the direction of Myers Mortuary of Wewoka.

Sandridge, 76 of Wewoka, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 at Elwood Nursing Home, wewoka. He was born Sept. 4, 1930 in Wewoka to Clarence Sandridge and Lucy Noble Sandridge.

He attended school in Wewoka and worked as a cook.

His parents, one sister, Clarissa Flemings and one brother, Robert Sandridge, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his sister, Senoria Black.

Patricia Savage

Graveside services for Seminole resident Patricia Mae (Lewis) Savage are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Maple Grove Cemetery.

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

Savage, 77, died Tuesday, June 6, 2007 at Unity Health Center in Shawnee. She was born Dec. 26, 1929 in Cordova, Ill. to parents Howard John Lewis and Estella Marry (Hansen) Lewis.

She moved to Seminole in 2006 from California.

Her parents and two sons preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Raymond Savage, Sr. of Seminole and Gary Savage; several grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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



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Donna Scheele

Graveside services for Seminole native Donna Sue Scheele are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Dale Cemetery.

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

Scheele, 66 of Ada, died Wednesday, July 25, 2007 in Ada. She was born in Seminole on May 19, 1941 to Troy and Dora Bell Ham Pittman.

She lived in Williston, N.D., from 1951 until 2002, and then moved to Ada. She was employed with K-Mart until her retirement.

Her father and daughter, Brenda Scheele, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Charlene Dignan and husband Jim of Maple Grove, Minn., and Laura Ulin of Casa Grande, Ariz.; her mother, Dora Pittman of Ada; one brother, Jim Pittman and wife Danette of Ada; sister, Glenda Groethe of Ada; grandchildren, Matthew Dignan, Christopher Dignan, Heather Witliff, Lydia Root, Michael Scheele, and Rhiannon Willert; four great-grandchildren, Emma, Ella, Michael and Cadence; and three nieces and one nephew.

 

Bessie Scott

Services for Seminole resident Bessie Mae Scott will be held Saturday at the First Baptist Church Chapel in Seminole. The chapel is located at the east side of the church. The proceedings will begin at 11 a.m.

Graveside services will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Ardmore beginning at 3:30 p.m.

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

Bessie Mae Scott of Seminole went to be with her Lord Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007 surrounded by a loving family and with the prayers of countless friends.

 Bessie Mae (Bess) was born Aug. 1, 1922, in San Antonio, Texas to Clyde Lee and Bessie Mae (Lang) Morrison.

She grew up in Texas, and following high school moved to Ardmore, Okla., where she met and married Earl Scott. They had one daughter, Janice Kay.

The family moved to New Orleans, La., in 1952, returning to Oklahoma in 1960. Bess spent the rest of her life in this state – living in Ardmore, Oklahoma City, and finally, Seminole where she made her home over the past seventeen years.

She was currently a resident at Seminole Estates Nursing Home. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Seminole.

Bess loved reading, animals and the company of friends and loved ones. She was known as a dedicated and tireless worker, retiring from Hyde Drug in Oklahoma City after a 20-year career in cosmetics.

She was compassionate and concerned for the well being of others, and was a loving mother and grandmother. She will be missed, but her memory serves to comfort and inspire all those she loved.

Her mother and father, and brother Cecil Morrison preceded Bess in death.

She is survived by her brother Colonel Clyde Lee Morrison, Jr. (ret.), of San Antonio; daughter Janice and husband Glen Carrell of Seminole; grandchildren; Ted Carrell of Eufaula, Sandy and husband Jeffrey Dismukes of Norman, and Chris and Tracy Carrell of Seminole; and great-grandchildren; Tony Gamble, Garison Carrell, Beau Dismukes and Chandler Carrell.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Margaret Scott

Funeral services for longtime Barnegat, N.J. resident, Margaret McDonald Scott, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Barnegat.

Father Ken Tuzenau will officiate the service.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole, and Barnegat Funeral Home in New Jersey.

Margaret Scott, 82, passed from this life on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007 in Seminole. She was born June 20, 1925 in Chicago, Ill. to parents, Stephen McDonald and Margaret (McAvoy) McDonald.

Margaret married Arthur S. Scott in Flushing, N.Y. on May 20, 1951. He preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1998.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Barnegat. Margaret moved to Seminole from New Jersey about a year ago to be close to her daughter.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Arthur and Debbie Scott of Greensburg, Pa.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and John Lichtenberger of Tucson, Ariz., Kathie and Bill Avery of Batavia, N.Y., and Barbara and Craig Froelich of Seminole; and one brother and sister-in-law, Bernard and Peggy McDonald of Lakewood, N.J. 

Ten grandchildren also survive her: Catherine Scott, Ginny Brill, Kionna Scott-McGrail, Charley Scott-McGrail, Trevor Avery, Kelsey Scott-Avery, Nathaniel Scott-Avery, Jakob Froelich and Matthew Froelich; and one great-grandchild, Aiden Guthrie.

Margaret is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Sally McFarlane; and one brother, Stephen McDonald.

Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Barnegat, N.J.

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

 

Hazel Seaman

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Hazel A. (Higdon) Seaman are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Rev. David Karges will officiate with interment to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Seminole, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Hazel Seaman, 92, passed from this life on Monday, Aug. 13, 2007 in Dallas, Texas. She was born Aug. 1, 1915 in Seminole to V.C. and Annie (Brown) Higdon.

She graduated from Varnum High School and married Charles Allen Seaman on Nov. 24, 1938 at the First United Methodist Church in Seminole. The couple had been married for 61 years..

Mrs. Seaman was very active in various church and social organizations and was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Seminole, where she served as church treasurer.

She was a member of several Seminole Garden clubs and the Women’s groups of the First United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Seaman moved to Dallas, Texas to be close to her sons, following the death of her husband on Nov. 9, 1999.

Surviving are her sons, Gary and Don Seaman, both of Dallas; one daughter, Debra Seaman Langdon of Mesa, Ariz.; and four grandchildren, Christopher, Nicholas, Brandon and Aaron Seaman.

Nieces and nephews, George Higdon, Pat Padgett, Betty Franklin, Qualla Addington, and several great-nieces and nephews also survive her.

Her brothers, Luther Higdon, Kenneth Higdon and Dave Higdon, and two sisters, Maudie Frances Higdon and Thelma Higdon, also preceded her in death.

Casket bearers for the services will be: Kenneth Higdon, George David Higdon, Jay Kelly, Bob Douthit, Ed Hardin and Keith Higdon.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Leonard Seckinger

Services for longtime Konawa resident Leonard Seckinger are scheduled for Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa with Pastor Pam Shirk officiating.

A burial with military honors is to follow at the New Bethel Cemetery in Byng under the direction of the Swearingen Funeral Home.

Seckinger died Sunday at the Valley View Regional Hospital at the age of 86. He was born Jan. 21, 1921 in Vanoss, Okla. to John Benjamin and Georgia Ann (Roberts) Seckinger.

He served in the United States Navy as a Gunners Mate during World War II and received an honorable discharge in 1946.

Seckinger married Ora Loraine Vaughn who preceded him in death. He later married Marggett Ellen Powell.

Seckinger is preceded in death by his first wife and parents. Three children, Floyd Lynn Seckinger, Jimmy Don Seckinger and Linda Sharon wall precede him in death along with nine brothers and sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Marty Ray Seckinger, Konawa, and Monty Joe Seckinger of Oakmond, Okla.; three daughters Martha Seckinger and Brenda Sue Seckinger of Konawa and Shelia Ann Jones of Ardmore; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pall Bearers include Marty Ray Seckinger, Rick Holybee and Johnny Mackmiller.

 

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Doris Selby

Funeral services for former Little resident Doris (Stilwell) Selby are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Sisco Funeral Chapel of Springdale, Ark., with Paul Woodhouse officiating.

Burial will follow in the Bluff Cemetery under the direction of Sisco Funeral Chapel.

Doris, 84 of Midwest City, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2007 in Midwest City. She was born May 8, 1923 as the daughter of Thomas Benton and Dora Roberts Lane.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, David W. Stilwell.

She was a former resident of Springdale and a member of the Johnson Church of Christ. Doris was a retired secretary for the Civil Service after 20 years. She moved to Springdale in 1993 from Little.

Survivors include: her husband, William I. Selby of the home; one son, Tommy R. Stilwell and wife Julie of Springdale; one daughter, Margaret Wiens of Springdale; one brother, Phillip E. Lane of Woodward, Okla.; three stepsons, Tommy Selby and wife Mary of Galveston, Texas, Steve Selby and wife K.D. and Carl Selby and wife Kelly, all of Choctaw; one stepdaughter, Karen Selby of Midwest City; four grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at Sisco Funeral Chapel.

Pallbearers for the services will be: Terry Huffmaster, Dustin Mayhew, Ronald Friend, Steve Martindale, Joe Harriman and Mike Mitchell.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Arkansas, 10411 W. Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72205-1409.

 

Raymond Sellers

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Raymond Lee Sellers are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Sellers, 60 of Bowlegs, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007 at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born Dec. 17, 1946 in Hardy, Ark. to Hubert Clifton Sellers and Beatrice May (Brake) Sellers.

After graduation Ray started his career working in Safeway until a corporate change to Homeland. In 2000 he went to work at Nichols Grocery Store and held the position as Produce Supervisor, Manager and Co-Manager.

On June 15, 2005 he married Karen Sue Hook in Hot Springs, Ark.

Ray loved gardening, fishing, playing dominoes, woodworking, cabinetry and walking. He loved getting in to the car and driving around and he loved his grandchildren.

He was also known as being a very "dedicated worker".

His parents and one sister preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Karen of the home; three sons, Scott, Mark and David Sellers, all of Seminole; one stepdaughter, Angie Tunnel Snodgrass of Tahlequah; three brothers, Hubert Sellers of Batesville, Ark., Ray Sellers of Coolidge, Ariz. and Gary Sellers of Roswell, N.M.; one sister, Iva Williams of Bakersfield, Calif. and eight grandchildren, Blake, Adrian, Gabriel, Ryan, Jackie, Colton, Connor and Halee.

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

 

 

 

 

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Joe Sharber

Funeral services for Vamoosa resident Joe Edd Sharber are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole with Michael Vallandingham officiating.

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

Sharber, 73, died Monday, June 25, 2007 at home. He was born Jan. 6, 1934 in Vamoosa to Edward Franklin Sharber and Rachel Nancy (Baker).

He was a lifelong Seminole County resident and on Nov. 13, 1969 he married Zoila Nunez in Freer, Texas.

Sharber was an independent oil and gas producer and member of the Vamoosa Baptist Church.

His parents; two brothers, Jack Sharber and Billy Don Sharber; one sister, Mildred Sharber and one great-granddaughter preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; two sons, Joe Sharber II of Vamoosa and Don Sharber of Okemah; two daughters, Nancy Sharber of Edmond and Kathy Ross of Broken arrow; three sisters, Maxine Pamplin of Mustang, Linda Gregg of St. Louis, Okla., and Donna Stanley of Seminole’ seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Warren Berry, Johnny Sharber, Billy Jack Sharber, Zeb Bowles, Gerald Jackson and Pete Stanley.

Honorary bearers will be Doyle Johnson, Bob Webster, Alvin Yoesel, Toy Harrison, Carl Sutton and Jonathan Vallandingham.

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

 

 

 

 

Sue Ann Sharp

Yukon’s Sue Ann Sharp, 69, passed away May 10, 2007, in Oklahoma City after a lengthy battle with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP).

She was born Oct. 26, 1937, in Wewoka, to Alfred and Ruby (Barnhart) Nalley.

Sue moved to Yukon in June 1965, coming from Oklahoma City.

A member of the Free Will Baptist Church, she loved to cook, take care of her grandchildren and watch NASCAR on television.

She was a homemaker and substitute teacher.

Sue also was employed in the family business, Mid-America Sales and Marketing, Sears Credit Central, and Local Federal.

As her illness progressed, Sue enjoyed listening to Christian programs and music, and having her husband Carl, read to her from the Bible.

Survivors include her husband Carl Dwaine Sharp of the home; son Carl Sharp Jr.; daughters Sheryl Sharp of Aurora, Ill., and Mickey Westfahl and husband Dennis of Okeene; two brothers; two sisters; and six grandchildren: Jeff Westfahl and wife Atsuko, Jeremy Mason and wife Natashia, Nicole Sykes, Eric Sykes, Sara Sharp, and Carl Sharp III.

Services will be 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at the Yanda & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Yukon.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Donations in Sue’s memory may be made to the Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Executive Plaza III, 11350 McCormick Road, Suite 906, Hunt Valley, MD, 21031.

For more information on PSP, visit PSP.org.

Funeral services are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home of Yukon.

Wayne Sharp

There are no services planned at this time for Bowlegs resident Wayne Ralph Sharp.

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

Sharp, 58, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 at his residence in Bowlegs. He was born Jan. 15, 1949 in Cortland, N.Y., to Ralph and Clestner (Hoes) Sharp.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was self-employed. Sharp bought and sold trucks and equipment.

His parents; one sister, Johanne Moynihan; and one brother, William Sharp, preceded him in death.

Surviving is one daughter, Autumn Fawn Sharp of McGraw, N.Y.; and one sister, Charlene Smith of West Monroe, N.Y.

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

 

 

 

Carmon Shaw

Funeral services for Sasakwa native Carmon Shaw were held at 2 p.m. today at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel in Ada with Revs. Claud Baltimore and George Carson officiating.

Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Shaw died Sunday, July 1, 2007 at an assisted living facility in Ada, She was born Sept. 5, 1920 near Sasakwa to Joseph Eli and Mary Irene Graham Ryan.

She attended Kite School near Sasakwa and graduated from Sasakwa High School. She lived in this area all her life.

She married Harold Shaw on Sept. 23, 1942 and he died Dec. 7, 1981 in Ada.

Mrs. Shaw was a homemaker and a beautician for several years, later she was a professional seamstress, also a sales clerk for Sun-N-Fun Clothing Store.

She was a member of Latta Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and helped with vacation Bible school. She was affiliated with Abundant Life Tabernacle.

Survivors include: two sons, Rick Shaw and wife Kay of Ada and Mick Shaw and wife Sharon of Seminole; one sister, Alpha Dee Lance of Westminster, S.C.; grandchildren, Ryan Shaw and wife Melissa of Ada, Brandi Shaw of Athens, Ga., Derek Shaw and wife Rachel of McAlester, Brandon Shaw and wife Amy of Seminole and Stephen Cambers of Virginia.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Vickie Chambers.

Her grandsons will serve as bearers; Ryan Shaw, Derek Shaw, Brandon Shaw, Stephen Chambers, Don Hutching and Danny Stafford.

 

 

 

Kathi Shaw

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Kathi Shaw are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with Chris Stinnett officiating.

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

Kathi passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007 in her home at the age of 54. She was born Nov. 6, 1953 in Los Banos, Calif., to John William and Eunice (Wiley) Stanfill.

Shaw was a graduate of Seminole High School and in 2002 received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.

Kathi was a longtime member of the Church of Christ in Seminole; member of Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.); and was part of the National Highway Watch Program that watched for any terrorist activity while truck driving.

She was a member of the National Honor Society for Educators and was co-owner and operator of Shaw Trucking.

On March 6, 1996 Kathi married Michael Shaw in Fayetteville, Ark.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Kathi is survived by her husband, Michael Shaw of Seminole; one daughter, Deidre Marie Northrip of Seminole; two sons, Haydon Christopher Bryant of Seminole and Houston Craig Nunnelley of Iowa; five brothers: John Stanfill, Jr. of Idaho, James Stanfill of Shawnee, David Stanfill of Woodward, Okla., Roger and Randy Stanfill, both of Arkansas; four sisters: Joyce Benn, Gina Marshall and Pamela Stanfill, all of Seminole, and Ramona Stanfill of Idaho; and eight grandchildren.


 

 

 

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Carolyn Shivers

Funeral services for Seminole County native Carolyn Sue Shivers were held to day at 10 a.m. at the praise Center Assembly of God Church in Little with Dr. Jack L. Medlock officiating.

Interment followed at Little Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral service in Prague.

Carolyn departed this life in Prague on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007. She was 63 years of age. She was the daughter of Marvin Luther and Ella Mae (Estep) Ellis.

She had been a resident of the Paden area all her life. She was married to Kenneth "Harold" Shivers of Little on June 16, 1962 by Rev. Carl Shivers in the Little Assembly of God Church.

She remained a member of the Assembly of God Church throughout her life.

Her father, sister-in-law, and grandson preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband, Kenneth "Harold" Shivers of the home; mother, Ella Mae Ellis; daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Lance Bradley of Prague, Vickie Lakins and Lora and Kirk Fipps, all of Paden; brothers and sistes-in-law, James and Roberta Ellis of Prague, Billy and Ruby Ellis, Don and JoAnne Ellis, Dean and Mary Ellis, and Carl and Shereta Ellis, all of Seminole; sisters and brothers-in-law, Darlene and Gene Aldridge of Cromwell and Twana and Buddy Dodson of Maud; and grandchildren: Kyler Bradley, Garrett Bradley, Amber Duke, Caleb Lakins, Leslie Fipps and Holly Fipps.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lora Short

Funeral services for Konawa native Lora Marie Short are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Faith Community Christian Church, Choctaw with Rev. Joe Hodges and Rev. Bill Shaw officiating.

Burial will follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens under the direction of Smith-Parks Funeral Service, Harrah.

Short, 98 of Nicoma Park, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007 in Prague. She was born April 4, 1909 in Konawa to Henry Mathis and Jane Sarah Kathryn (Steele) Pickard.

She married Clarence Short on Feb. 20, 1929 in El Reno and he preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 1995.

The couple moved to Nicoma Park in 1929, where she resided until 1999, when she sold her home and retired from a long career as a beautician.

Short was a member of the Eastern Star, Faith Community Christian Church, and the Home Demonstration Club. She was honored by hospice for sewing over 300 neck pillows for the hospice patients.

Her parents; two brothers, Orlan and Doral; and three sisters, Minnie, Billie and Myrtle, also preceded her in death.

Surviving are sons, Merlin Short and Charles Short; brothers, Lawrence, James and Kenneth; sisters, Mildred, Jerry, Delma and Mary; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

 

Winnie Short

Graveside services for Winnie Short are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Wolf Cemetery with Andy Quinton officiating.

Services will be under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home of Fort Stockton, Texas.

Short, 98, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007 in Fort Stockton, Texas. She was born Sept. 1, 1908 in Colgate, Okla., to Charles Whitaker and Nora Jones.

On Aug. 25, 1928 she married Owen Short in Konawa.

Her parents, husband, and sons, Elwood Short, R.V. Short, H.D. Short, L.B. Short and Lawrance Short preceded her in death.

Surviving are three daughters, Colene Shockley of Balmorhea, Texas, Umijeam Nielson of Oklahoma and Lavonnia Babb of Troy, Texas; two sons, Con Short of Wewoka and Charles Short of Texas; two sisters, Margret Agee of Muskogee and Minnie Branson of Utah; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Stephen Shockey, Kelvin Shockey, Darrell Holcomb and Ricky Holcomb, all of Texas.

Alice Smith

Funeral services for former Holdenville resident, Alice Smith, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. C.L. Thomas officiating.

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

Smith died Thursday, March 22, 2007 at Sparks Hospital in Ft. Smith, Ark., at the age of 80. She was born Aug. 31, 1926 in Lone Dove (Seminole County), Okla., to John Black and Minnie Lee Craft.

She graduated from Spaulding High School and her hobbies included baking, sewing, leather working and gardening.

On March 15, 1947 she married Farris Smith in Holdenville.

She was a member of the Murry Spur Freewill Baptist Church in Spiro, Okla.

Her parents and one son, Jack Smith of Seminole, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Farris, of the home; children, Jim Smith of Harrah, Joy Thomas of Spiro, JoAnn Crow of Atwood and Jay Smith of Holdenville; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

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Charles Smith

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Charles Douglas Smith are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka with Rev. Michael Vanlandingham officiating.

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

Charles Douglas Smith departed this life at his residence Wednesday, Jan 31, 2007 after a long illness at the age of 74. He was born Nov. 21, 1932 in Wewoka to Albert "Bert" and Nellie Jane (Wheat) Smith.

He attended Wewoka Schools and was a self-employed welder and member of the Teamsters Union, Chauffeur Drivers Union, First Baptist Church and an avid collector of clocks, knives and John Deere memorabilia.

Charles spent the first part of his life in Wewoka. He married Patsy Nalley on Jan. 15, 1952 and they moved their family to Long Beach, Calif. in 1955.

Charles retired from truck driving and welding in 1996 and he and his wife returned to Wewoka every year until 2004. It was then that they moved back to spend the rest of their lives together.

Charles and Pat were married for 55 years before he lost his fight with cancer.

His parents, son, John Henry Smith and five brothers, Monroe, Elmer, Hermine, Edwin and Edsel preceded him in death.

Surviving is his beloved wife, Pat of the home: son, Bill and wife, Leslie of Wewoka; daughters, Charla Everitt and Julia Vance and husband, Wayne all of Long Beach, Calif.; brother, Tim Smith of Kansas; granddaughters, Shelli and Jenny Everitt of Long Beach, Calif. and Kristyn Smith of Wewoka; grandson, Jonathon Vance of Long Beach, Calif. and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

 

 

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Ellis ‘Eugene’ Smith

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Ellis "Eugene" Smith are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday at Little Cemetery with Chris Stinnett officiating.

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

Eugene Smith passed away on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007 at his home at the age of 65. He was born on April 6, 1941 in Henryetta to Walter Lee and Melvina (Bailey) Smith.

He married Jennifer Sharon (Eskue) Smith on Aug. 11, 1962 in Dexter, N.M.

His parents and three brothers: George, Austin and Willard Smith precede him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Smith of the home; two sons, Carl Smith and wife Becky of Maud, and Shawn Smith of the home; two daughters, Melinda Spears and husband Keith of New Lima, and Tina Deatherage of Seminole; three brothers, Lindel Smith and wife Lois of Bowlegs, Weldon Smith and wife Joann of Seminole, and G.C. Smith and wife Donna of Maryland and three sisters, Mildred Wood and husband Lonnie of New Mexico, Hazel Williams of Henryetta, and Helen Tawney and husband Chuck of Maryland.

He is also survived by six grandchildren, Brandy Burkhardt and husband Branden, Monica Fletcher and husband Shae, Aaron Smith, Desiree Deatherage, Adam Deatherage and Colin Deatherage and two great grandchildren: Christian and Shaelynn Fletcher.

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

 

 

 

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Elva Smith

Services for former Wewoka resident Elva Lorene (Climer) Smith are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Johnny Chesser officiating.

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

Smith died Saturday at an Oklahoma City hospital at the age of 69. She was born Aug. 27, 1937 in Adadarko to William Henry and Viola Estell (Campbell) Climer.

She attemded school at New Lima and later attended Rose State College for two years. Smith was employed at the Tinker Air Force Base for 38 years and was a member of the Baptist Church and Eastern Star.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Rick Smith of Seminole and Terry Smith of Shawnee; two brothers Carrol Gene Climer and David Ray Allen; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Farris Smith

Funeral services for former Holdenville resident Farris Earl Smith are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Hudson-Phillips Chapel with Rev. C.L. Thomas officiating.

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

Smith died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007 at his home in Spiro, at the age of 86. He was born in Wetumka on March 10, 1921 to Art and Artie (Eason) Smith.

On March 15, 1947 he married Alice May Craft in Holdenville. He began farming at the age of 15 and enjoyed his farm, raising cattle and visiting with family and friends.

Smith was a member of the Murry Spur Freewill Baptist Church in Spiro.

His wife, Alice (March 22, 2007) and his parents and one son, Jack Smith, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his children: Jim Smith of Harrah, Joy Thomas of Spiro, JoAnn Crow of Atwood and Jay Smith of Holdenville; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be Greg Thomas, Justin Smith, Jay Smith, Johnny Crow, Jim Smith and Clayton Smith.

 

 

 

 

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Jacqueline Smith

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident, Jacqueline "Jacque" Sue (Collings) Smith, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Seminole Church of Christ.

Chris Stinnett is to officiate the service with the assistance of Arpoika Daniels. Interment is to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Smith, 55, died Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City. She was born Oct. 9, 1951 in Seminole to Douglas Clifton Collings Sr. and Grace "Kathryn" (Barnett) Collings.

She graduated from Seminole High School in 1969 and then worked for over 17 years in the oilfield as a pumper for Gulf and Chevron oil companies retiring in 1994.

Smith had worked as the custodian at the Seminole Church of Christ until her illness; she was also a member of the church.

Her father, who died in 1994, and her former husband and father of her child, Melvin Wayne Smith, who died July 7, 2006, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her only child, Dillon Smith of the home; her mother, Kathryn Collings of Seminole; three sisters, Judy Pulliam of Midwest City, Joyce Crabb and Phyllis Colings, both of Seminole and two brothers, Douglas Clifton Collings Jr. of Montgomery, Texas and Kenny Collings of Ardmore.

Casket bearers for the services will be; Jeff Crabb, Bobby Boyer, Scott Cormack, Zach Dennis, Dillon Smith and Kyle Barnes.

The family has set up a memorial fund at First United Bank in Seminole as appropriate for memorial donations for Dillon’s education.

The address is First United Bank, c/o Dillon Smith Fund, 201 North Milt Phillips Ave. Seminole, OK 74868.

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

 


 
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Joy Smith

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident Joy O. Blackburn Smith were held Friday at the Assembly of God Church in Wetumka with Rev. Darrel Gibbs officiating.

Interment followed at Wetumka Cemetery under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home, Wetumka.

Smith, 74, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006 in Midwest City. She was born Feb. 17, 1932 in Beulah, Okla. to M.C. and Pricilla Lindley.

She was raised in the Non and Bear communities near Calvin, Okla. and graduated from Calvin High School in 1950. Her senior year she was honored as an Oklahoma All-State Basketball player.

On May 10, 1950 she married Boyce Dale Blackburn and the couple had three children. As a young couple they farmed at Allen and in 1956 they moved to Wetumka, where they owned and operated the Nine and Seventy Five Service Station and Café.

She also worked at the Hughes County Court House and Oklahoma State Employment Service Station until her retirement in 1989. In her youth, she was a youth leader at Falls Creek and a member of First Baptist Church in Wetumka.

On Nov. 28, 1988 she married A. Don Smith and they owned and operated A. Don’s Restaurant in Wetumka. In 2001 the couple retired to their farm in Sasakwa.

She enjoyed traveling and all sporting events, in particular, the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys. She also enjoyed nature and was well known for her "green thumb".

Her parents, former husband Boyce Dale Blackburn Sr. and a brother, Melvin Lindley.

Surviving is her husband, A. Don Smith of the home; one daughter, Pamela Chastain of Wetumka; two sons, Boyce Dale Blackburn and Ira J. Blackburn, both of Stillwater; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Wanda Collins of Norman, Linda Hardage of Enid, Hazel Elliot of Richland, Mo. and Christine Johnson of Thomasville, Ga. and two brothers, M.C. (Pete) Lindley of Calvin and Elvin Lindley of Stuart.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to The Scleroderma Foundation at www.scleroderma.org.

 

 

 

 

Leola Smith

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Leola Smith are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Baptist Church, Wewoka with Rev. Renfro officiating.

Services are under the direction of Myers Mortuary, Wewoka.

Smith, 97, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2007 at her home. She was born June 6, 1910 in Seminole to Henryetta Crawford and Edward Saunders.

She quit school at an early age to help the family at home and then worked for the Grisso family as a maid and nanny.

Later she married Emmitt Smith and he preceded her in death.

She was a faithful member of Parkers Chapel for many years and took care of her husband.

Her parents, sister Lucille Mitchell and brother Willie Sauders, also preceded her in death.

Surviving is her special cousins, Jesse Crawford and Charlesetta of Oklahoma City.

 

 

 

 

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Lloyd Smith

A memorial service for former Seminole resident Lloyd Perry Smith was held on Friday at 10 a.m. in the United Methodist Church of Cortez, Colo.

Smith, 82, died at his home on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007. He and his wife, Pearl (Stafford), have resided in Cortez for the past 25 years and on June 1, 2007 they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

He worked as a cartographer fro the United States Geological Survey from 1951 until 1980. His passion was topographic mapping, which he did in 10 states throughout his career.

Surviving is his wife of the home; three children; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dortha Howard of Seminole and Berniece Henry of Oklahoma City and one brother, Delbert Smith of Atoka.

 

 

 

 

 

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Merl Smith

Funeral services for Seminole native Merl Lee Smith are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island, Neb. with Rev. Tim Rust officiating.

A graveside service is also scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Smith, 78 of Grand Island, Neb. died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007 at St. Francis Skilled Care in Grand Island. He was born April 9, 1928 in Seminole to Frank and George Alice (Osborne) Smith.

He was raised and received his education in Ft. Smith, Ark. and he served in the United States Army from 1946-1947.

Davis was united in marriage to Donna Hamilton and they lived in Kimball, Neb. until 1986, moving to Green Valley, Ariz.

Due to health reasons he moved to Grand Island in 2006 to be close to his family. He was employed for over 40 years with Amoco Oil Company.

His parents, wife and twin brother, Verl Smith, preceded him in death.

Surviving are daughters, Sandy Smith of Grand Island, Jody Herman of Doniphan, Neb. and Cathy Boragno of Costa Mesa, Calif.; son, Don Smith of Lincoln, Neb. and two grandchildren.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Francis Skilled Care Unit.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Wanda Smith

Funeral services for Wanda Jean (Ramsey) Smith of Wewoka will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Hilltop Freewill Baptist Church in Wewoka with Rev. Russel Ryker officiating and assisted by Don Ramsey.

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

Wanda left this life to meet her Savior Sunday, July 1, 2007 at her residence at the age of 76 years. She was born July 30, 1930 in Wewoka to Raymond Earl and Mabel Pauline (Bruce) Ramsey.

Wanda graduted from Wewoka High School and on Oct. 7, 1949 Wanda and Jake Smith were married in Wewoka.

Wanda was a unique lady who always had time to listen, encourage and counsel others.

She loved her Savior with the faith of an adoring child and held her family and friends as precious treasurers in her life.

She was a creative poem and short story writer as well as an excellent cook and gracious hostess, who loved to share her talents with others.

Those celebrating her life are her beloved husband, Jake Smith of the home; daughter, Rhonda Buford of Choctaw; son, Paul Smith of Brooklyn, N.Y.; grandchildren, Kent and Kendall Buford and Ryan and Emily Smith; four great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Jean Andrews, Don Ramsey, Jim Ramsey, Vonnie Poole and Shirley "Ann" Patton.

Pall bearers will be Paul Smith, Gary Buford, Ryan Smith, Kent Buford, Kendall Buford and Zane Smith.

Honorary bearers will be Jim Ramsey, Emily Smith, Jim Chadick, Robert Smith, Kenneth Smith, Shirley "Ann" Patton, Jean Andrews, Vonnie Poole, Bonnie Smith and Billy Gardenheir.

Viewing will be from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. July 3; 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. July 4; and 8 –10 a.m. July 5 at Stout-Philips Funeral Home.

 

 

 

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William Smith

Services for William (Billy) Russell Smith are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at McMahans Funeral Home in Noble, Okla., with his grandson, Rev. Brandon Kalicki officiating.

Interment is to follow at Noble IOOF Cemetery under the direction of McMahans Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith was born to Bill A. and Golda J. (Russell) Smith on Nov. 24, 1923 in Noble. He departed this life on Monday, June 11, 2007 in Norman at the age of 83 years.

Mr. Smith grew up and attended school at Noble. He graduated with the Noble Class of 1942 and was inducted in to the United States Army on Aug. 20, 1943.

He served his country as a member of Company "C" 313th Infantry in France, Germany, Luxembourg, Holland and Belgium as a Private First Class and received an Honorable Discharge on Nov. 3, 1945.

He returned to Noble in 1945 and was employed with the family company, Smith Brothers Construction and Smith Road Construction.

He retired as a Highway Contractor and Highway Construction Management. He lived in New Mexico for a short time before returning to the Noble and Norman area in 1987.

In January 1942 he and Nettie Lee Heard were united in marriage. She preceded him in death in 1967.

Later he married Avis Hawkins and she also preceded him in death in 2007.

He was a member of the University Christian Church in Norman and the Noble First Baptist Church. He held a lifetime membership of the Noble Odd Fellows Lodge and was a 32nd Degree Mason.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling across the United States in his RV.

His parents and one brother, Clyde (Buddy) Smith also preceded him in death.

Those who survive him include one son, Donald Smith of Norman; one daughter, Susan Kalicki and her husband, Doug, of Seminole; one brother, Charles Ray Smith and his wife, Winona, of Noble; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers for the services will be: Russell Smith, Greg Kalicki, Jeff Kalicki, Brandon Kalicki, Mike Smith and Scott Smith.

 

 

 

 

Charles Snider

Funeral services for Konawa native Charles "Bud" Snider, the brother of Wewoka resident Floyd Snider, Sr., are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee.

A time has not yet been determined for the services.

Burial will immediately follow at the Resthaven Memorial Park.

Snider died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2007 in Plano, Texas, at the age of 76.

He was born to Grady and Lillie Snider on Feb. 9, 1931 in Konawa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Irene Prewitt and Imogene Farris.

Snider is survived by two sisters, Evelyn Manley and Mary Monroe, both of Shawnee; two brothers, Grady Snider, Shawnee and Floyd Snider, Sr., Wewoka; three daughters, Noma Epperson, Shawnee, Carolyn Busby, and Susan Lokey, both of McKinney, Texas; and six grandchildren.

Joe Snider, Jr

A private memorial service for former Wewoka resident Joe Cephas Snider, Jr. will be held at a later date.

Crumpler Funeral Home in Raeford, N.C., is serving the family.

Mr. Joe Cephas Snider, Jr. died Thursday, March 1, 2007 at Autumn Care of Raeford at the age of 86. He was born in Picher, Okla., on Feb. 5, 1921 to the late Joe and Minnie Neal Snider.

Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Snider of Raeford; a son, Gerald Snider and his wife, Connie, of Olathe, Kan.; a daughter, Donna Roddy and her husband, Don, of Raeford; five grandchildren, Cori Lynn, Jeremy, Hollie, Eric and Shawn and six great-grandchildren, Christopher, Chad, Cole, Devynn, Justin and Alexander.

Memorials may be made to the Joe Cephas Snider, Jr. Memorial Fund, 2100 O’Brien Drive, Raeford, NC 28376.

Alford Spencer

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Alford Spencer were held today at 2 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church in Maud with Rev. Tim Harjo officiating.

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

Spencer died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007 at Colonial Estates Nursing Home in Shawnee, at the age of 75. He was born on Sept. 22, 1932 in Castle, Okla., to Billy and Willie Mae (Johnson) Spencer.

He married Lorene (McGirt) Spencer and she preceded him in death. He was a pipeline worker for many years and was of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving are two brothers: Jimmie Spencer of Midwest City, and John Smith of Seminole.

His parents, wife, two brothers: James Spencer and Benny Smith and one sister: Daisy Lorene Sandfur preceded him in death.

Pallbearers will be: Corky Snodgrass, Jeremy Long, Chris Watkins, Brandon Smith, Brandon Sandfur, and Michael Sheppard.

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

 

 

 

 

Ina Spencer

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Ina Mae Spencer are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hitchitee Methodist Church.

Burial is to follow at the Hitchitee Church Cemetery. A wake service will be held Monday from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

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

Spencer died on Friday, Feb. 23, 2007 in Ada at the age of 64. She was born on Nov. 14, 1942 in Seminole to Silas and Irene (Jones) Spencer.

She graduated from Chilocco Indian School and attended Seminole State College for two years. She was a member of the Hitchitee Methodist Church.

Her parents, one sister, Nellie Spencer, three brothers, Rex Spencer, Leslie Spencer, and Bill Spencer preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons, Maurice Spencer of Konawa and Timothy Cloud of Seminole; three daughters, Charlene Cloud of Seminole, Sandra Cloud of Seminole and Charmaine Scott of Shawnee; three brothers, Edward Spencer of Seminole, Silas Spencer, Jr. of Tulsa, and Bobby Jack Spencer of Seminole and seven grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

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Paul Splawn

Funeral services former Maud resident Paul Edward Splawn are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday at the First Baptist Church of Prague, Oklahoma.

Brother Tim Emmons and Brother Glenn Peck will officiate the service.

Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud, with military honors under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Paul Edward Splawn, 64-year-old Prague resident and oilman went to be with his Lord on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007 at his home in Prague. He was born Sept. 14, 1942 at Loomis Air Force Base in Loomis, Calif. to parents Luther Edward "Newt" Splawn and Edith Evelyn (Jordan) Splawn.

Paul graduated from Bristow High School in 1960. He then married the love of his life Phyllis June Barnfield on July 30, 1960 in Bristow.

Splawn served in the United States Air Force for 12 years earning the rank of Staff Sgt. during the Vietnam era.

Paul returned home to live in Maud for 13 years and 20 years in Prague.

Paul leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 46 years, Phyllis Splawn of the home in Prague; two sons, Dennis and his wife Lisa Splawn of McAlester and Darryl Splawn and Katie Huntman of Saint Louis, Okla. and four grandchildren, Jessica, Derick, Chris and Darryn Splawn.

Paul is also survived by a host of other family and friends.

His parents, Newt and Edith Splawn and one grandson, Darryl Paul Splawn who died in 1984 preceded him in death.

Casket bearers for the services will be Josh Williams, Ernest Reynolds, Kevin Goldsby, Chris Anderson, Larry Watkins and Randy Ledbetter.

Honorary bearers will be all of Paul's friend who meant so much to him and the list is too long to name names but you know who you are.

The family request that donations be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in Memory of Paul for Heart research.

The address is: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation - 825 Northeast 13th Street - Oklahoma City, OK 73104.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Conard Springwater

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Conard O. Springwater are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Springwater died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007 in Shawnee at the age of 81. He was born Nov. 26, 1925 in Gans, Okla.

He was raised in Seminole and graduated from Seminole High School. He went to Oklahoma Baptist University and the University of Oklahoma.

Springwater was a master mason for 50 years and was a Southern Baptist ordained Deacon.

He married Wanda Springwater July 10, 1045.

Springwater served in the United States Army during World War II, the Korean Conflict and European Theatre as a master sergeant and a squad leader with the 504th parachute company and the 82nd airborne division, E-company.

He was also a platoon sergeant in the 120th Engineering Company, 45th infantry.

Springwater worked for 10 years at the Southern California Edison Power Company where he was a broker/dispatcher. He retired after 27 years from the federal government as a Power Systems Broker working on government dams. He received a distinguished career service award from the U.S. Department of Energy.

He and his wife received a distinguished leadership award in 1998 from the Oklahoma Baptist University.

Preceding him in death are his parents; one daughter, Connie Lynn Springwater Ludwig; and two sisters, Helen Hart and Ruth Roby.

Survivors include his wife of the home; one brother, Bert Springwater of Shawnee; two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lorene Stalnaker

Funeral services for longtime Maud resident, Lorena "Lorene" Christina (Marx) Stalnaker, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.  

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

Stalnaker died Monday, March 12, 2007 at Seminole Hospital at the age of 92. She was the oldest born of eight children to Benny Carl and Viola (Johnson) Marx.

She married Arnamus Ward "A.W." Stalnaker on Dec. 9, 1933 in Harjo, Okla.

Her parents, husband (in July of 1976), two sons, A.W. Jr. and Donnie Stalnaker, three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Jerry Stalnaker of Seminole and Grady Stalnaker of Maud; one daughter, Sharon Renfro of Maud; one brother Richard Marx of Georgia; one sister, Ola Williams of Maud; seven grandchildren; three step grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

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Don Stalnaker

A private gathering of family and friends will be held in the honor of former Seminole resident, Don R. Stalnaker, who passed away on Monday, Aug. 13, 2007 after a brief three-month battle with lung cancer.

He departed peacefully at home with his children, Karon "Ginger" LaBarbera of Coppell, Texas; Donald L. Stalnaker of Austin, Texas; Kurt S. Stalnaker of Colleyville, Texas by his side.

He was born June 17, 1934 in Maud to L.C. "Pete" Stalnaker and Opal L. Stalnaker. In 1939 the family moved to Seminole, which would remain as his hometown. He earned a degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. 

He married Sandra A. Lett of Dallas, known as "Winkie" to family and friends. Once married, they resided in Dallas, where they would raise their family. Bill later returned to Seminole to care for his widowed mother and operated Duplicate Service Printing Company.

Following her passing he returned to the Dallas area to be closer to his children and their spouses: Chris LaBarbera and Lisa L. Stalnaker; as well as his three grandchildren: Zack LaBarbera and Gretchen and Zeke Stalnaker, who brought him the  utmost happiness in his remaining years.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations please be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Jerry Stalnaker

Funeral services for longtime Maud resident Jerry Lee "Possum" Stalnaker are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Konawa with Rev, Carl Whitfield officiating.

Interment is to follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Jerry passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2007 at Arbuckle Memorial Hospital in Sulphur, at the age of 73. He was born Nov. 14, 1934 in Maud to A.W. and Lorene (Marx) Stalnaker.

Jerry enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany before receiving an honorable discharge.

On June 9, 1967 he married Patricia Ann George in Skiatook, she preceded him in death on Jan. 30, 1976.

Jerry worked in the greater area oil fields most of his life and was of the Baptist Faith. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was an avid Maud High School sports fan.

He always helped out at the home football games by preparing the field or by doing whatever needed to be done.

His parents; two brothers, Donnie Stalnaker and A.W. Stalnaker, Jr.; and one brother-in-law, Duane Renfro, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his two sons, Lynn Stalnaker and his wife Becky of Seminole, and Glen "Bubba" Stalnaker and his wife Kathy of Bartlesville; one brother and sister-in-law, Grady and Gloria Stalnaker of Maud; one sister, Sharon Renfro of Maud; one grandson, Justin Mosley; one great-grandson, Zakery Mosley; and a host of other family and friends.

Serving as casket bearers will be: Donnie Stalnaker, Scott Bruno, Leon Bruno, Willie Hooker, Waylon Hooker and Albert Flesher.

Honorary bearers will be: Rex Cooley, Floyd Hooker, Bill Hooker, Charlie Hopper and Clarence Hopper.

Eunice Stanfill

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Eunice Marie Stanfill, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole.

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

Stanfill, age 79, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2007 at the VA Regional Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born Nov. 27, 1952 in Russellville, Arkansas to Andrew Jackson "Tobe" Wiley and Minnie Mae Hall.

She served her country in the Women Army Corp of the United States Army, she was a private.

On May 25, 1946 she married John William Stanfill in New Madrid County, Mo.

Stanfill moved to Seminole from California in February of 1963. She was a homemaker and a faithful member of the Church of Christ in Seminole.

Her parents, her husband (Jan. 21, 2003) and eight brothers and sisters, preceded her in death.

Surviving are five sons, John William Stanfill, Jr. of Idaho, James Stanfill of Shawnee, Roger Stanfill of Arkansas, Randall Stanfill of Arkansas and David Stanfill of Woodward; five daughters, Joyce Benn, Kathi Shaw, Pamela Stanfill and Gina Marshall, all of Seminole, and Ramona Stanfill of Idaho; one brother, J.E. Wiley of Los Banos, Calif., and 20 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be, Shane Stanfill, Daniel Stanfill, Joe Don Stanfill, Jeremiah Stanfill, Joseph Foutz, Chris Bryant, Craig Nunnelley and Zac Northrip. Honorary Bearers will be Jack Stanfill, Dax Benn and Kylar Benn.

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

 

 

 

 

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Kay Stanford

Funeral services for Kay L. Stanford will be 11 a.m. Friday at Akasvmkv Church of Wewoka with Rev. Dan Factor and Rev. Bo Gibbs officiating.

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

Kay passed away Monday, June 4, 2007 in Oklahoma City. She was born Oct. 26, 1951 in Wetumka to Tilford A. and Bonnie Jewel (Byrd) Redding.

She graduated from New Lima School and married Dwight Lively. Two children were born to this marriage. She was a homemaker and graduated from Charles Academy of Hair Design.

Kay was a member of Allen Free Will Baptist Church, Weleetka and love singing, cooking, taking care of her family and spending time with her grandchild.

She was a person that put everyone before herself.

Preceding her in death are her parents Tilford A. Redding and Bonnie June Byrd, David Henderson Redding, Christine Wolfe, Charles Leon Redding, Cecil Thomas Redding, Barbara Ann Jones, and friend Freeland Doyle Stanford.

Survivors include her daughter, Kristee and Brett Seeley, Wetumka; her son, Dwight Lively, Las Vegas, Nev.; granddaughter, Kambree Layne Seeley, Wetumka; brother, Murrell and Johnnie Redding of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister-in-law, Ann Redding of Wewoka; sister, Jimmie Stafford, Holdenville; friend, Bob Conacher and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

 

 

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Mae Lee Stargell

Funeral services for longtime Earlsboro resident Mae Lee (Jackson) Stargell are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Temple of Praise and deliverance in Shawnee with Pastor, Sister Odell Hardeman officiating.

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

Stargell, 89, of Shawnee died Thursday, July 19, 2007 in Shawnee. She was born June 22, 1918 in Shawnee to Porter "P.J." and Clora (Jones) Jackson.

On Feb. 26, 1938 she married Joe Stargell and she was a former member of the New Hope Baptist Church of Earlsboro, where she served as financial secretary for many years.

She then became a member of the Emmanuel Temple of Praise and Deliverance of Shawnee.

Surviving are three sons, Kenneth Ray, Randell and Eric Stargell, all of Shawnee; five daughters, Shirley Lowfton of Shawnee, Jo Ann Hunter and Wanda Hinex, both of Midwest City, Loretta Dejear of Oklahoma City and Britney Stargell of the home; foster daughter, Beatrice Anderson of Midwest City; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

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Mary Starkey

Graveside services for Konawa resident Mary Lorene Bussey Starley were held at 11 a.m. today at the Konawa Cemetery in Konawa.

Services were under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home Chapel.

Mary Starkey, 84 was born on Nov. 16, 1922 in Wolf, Okla., to George and Viola Bussey.

On Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 this kind and loving lady with a strong sprit and heart, took her final travel home to everlasting peace.

Her husband of 56 yrs., Arvle; her parents; and her son Don warmly welcomed her.

Mary was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Konawa. She enjoyed gardening, playing the organ, sewing and crocheting. Her first love was her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Starkey of Moore; two sons, Ken Starkey and wife Kathy of Kingston, Okla., and Ray Starkey and wife Donna of Byng, Okla.; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Letha Wesmorland and husband Tommy of Scipio, Okla.; numerous, nieces, nephews; and special friends, Harvey and Deborah McElroy and Joanne Lucas of Konawa.

 

 

 

Mattie Starnes

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Mattie Odessa Starnes are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka.

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

Mattie Starnes, age 88, passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 at her residence in Shawnee. She was born Aug. 11, 1919 in Cleveland, Ark., to the late Johnson and Mary (Wallace) Moore.

She met and married Nathan Bruner and to this marriage two sons were born, Melvin and R.D. Bruner. Melvin preceded her in death.

Later she married Gentry Starnes Sr., and to this marriage 13 children were born.

Ivory, Lottie, Jerry and Jerry Allen Starnes; two grandsons, Leondro and Marvin Starnes; and brothers and sisters, Otis, James, Jonathan, Roosevelt, Clarence and Jessie Moore, also preceded her in death.

Her survivors include: children, Ola Blakely of Shawnee, R.D. Bruner, Imogene Bruner, Gentry Starnes Jr., Ollie Payne, Henry Starnes, Mattie Ruth Booker, Theresa Starnes, Johnny Starnes and Keith Starnes; sisters, Bernice Dunn of Oakland, Calif., and Ernestine Walls of Fresno, Calif.; sons, Marvin Moore of Oklahoma City and Calvin Moore of Fresno, Calif.

 

 

 

 

 

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Joe Harold Sterling

Joe Harold Sterling, 86, after a happy Thanksgiving day spent with his family, passed away on Nov. 22, 2007.

After many years of suffering with Parkinson’s disease he was ready for a long rest.

Joe was born in Carthage, Missouri, on Aug. 3, 1921, the son of Hugh Harold and Irene Josephine (Bastin) Sterling.

The family settled in Seminole, Okla., where Joe graduated from high school and attended junior college before graduating from Oklahoma University.

He was a great debater both in high school and college and won many prizes and honors.

During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy as a second lieutenant in the Sea Bees in Hawaii.

After WWII Joe was employed in Ohio where he met and married Margaret, "Dolly" Dingle on June 20, 1948.

During his career he lived in Buffalo, N.Y. and Chicago, Ill., before resettling in Ohio and starting his own business as a manufacturer’s sales representative.

Joe is survived by wife, Dolly Sterling; daughter, Anne and her husband, Peter, of Kuper, Scotland; son, Mark and wife Sally of Wadsworth, Ohio; son, Jay of Wadsworth, Ohio; grandchildren: Adam of England, Laura of Wales, Alex and Sarah of Wadsworth, Ohio; sister, Maxine Mitchell of Seminole; and niece, Jolynn Darland Lowry of San Antonio, Texas.

A memorial service was held on Nov. 29, 2007 at Wadsworth United Methodist Church.

Inurnment at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery will take place on Jan. 22, 2008.

Edd Stevenson Jr

Services for Edd Stevenson Jr., 81, Ada, are 2 p.m. Monday at Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Revs. Larry Acton and Joe Howry officiating.

Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.

Mr. Stevenson died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007 at a local hospital. He was born July 15, 1926 at Jesse, Okla., to Edd Adali and Jessie Ellen Oglesby Stevenson. He attended Gerty Schools.

He married Billye Jean Brown on May 1, 1947 at Holdenville. She died on Oct. 16, 1986 in Guymon, Okla. He later married Janice Gannon, of Calumet, Okla., on Sept. 12, 1988 at Ada.

Mr. Stevenson was drafted by the U.S. Army at the age of seventeen and sent to Japan, serving as a Combat Infantryman and a Technician Repairman. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 17, 1946 with many decorations and citations.

Some of the honors he received are the Meritorious Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal, Japan.

He was employed for many years with Trend Oil and Gas Construction Company as a construction welder, and helped construct some of the largest gasoline plants in America. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Calumet.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister; Mildred Whisenhunt Thomas, of Owasso three infant brothers, James Milton, Forrest Edd, and Leonard Hugh; and by four brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law.

Survivors include, his wife, Janice, of the home; two daughters, Bettye Jean Cooper and her husband, Ray, of Eufaula, and Mary Ellen Hinkle and her husband, Roy, of Ada; a son, Stanley Edward "Butch" Stevenson, and his wife, Janet, of Pauls Valley; one step-daughter, Kim Gratner, and her husband, Chuck, of Calumet; grandsons, Stephen and Aaron Cooper, Charles and Todd Carpenter, and Jesse Stevenson; granddaughters, Katie Stevenson, of Pauls Valley and Kara Jean Moon, of Norman; a brother, Jimmy R. Stevenson, and his wife, Demonell, of Ada; a sister, Katherine S. Howry and her husband Jack, of Ada; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Bearers will be Charles Carpenter, Stephen Cooper, Todd Carpenter, Aaron Cooper, Jesse Stevenson and Sam Whisenhunt.

 

 

 

 

Michael Stevenson

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Michael Edward Stevenson are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Baptist Church, Wewoka, with Rev. Stephen T. Ivey of Tulsa officiating.

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

Stevenson, 56, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007 in Oklahoma City. He was born June 23, 1951 in Wewoka to Wilbur and Wattyerene Stevenson.

He attended Douglas Grade School and graduated from Wewoka High School in 1969. While in high school he lettered in football, basketball and track; as well as was a member of the school chorus.

Stevenson attended Okmulgee Technical College where he received an Associate’s degree in textile care.

On June 13, 1969 he married Lanetta Bruner and moved to Oklahoma City. He was employed by Bee Fresh Cleaners in Wewoka and five years at Magic Cleaners in Oklahoma City.

He also worked at Oklahoma Publishing in Oklahoma City for five years.

In 1978 he returned to Wewoka with his family and enlisted in the Air National Guard of Wewoka. Stevenson also worked for the City of Wewoka.

Stevenson accepted Christ at an early age when he was united with Jones Temple C.M.E. Church.

Surviving are his parents, Wilbur and Wattyerene Stevenson of Wewoka; his wife, Lanetta Stevenson of oKlahoma City; sons, Michael Stevenson Jr. of Piedmont, Oklah., Damien and Kylen Bryant Stevenson of Oklahoma City; daughters, Kyla Stevenson of Oklahoma City; sisters, Carol Watson of Wewoka; brother, Wilbur Jerome Stevenson of Tulsa; and three grandchildren.

 

Wattyerene Stevenson

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Ruth Wattyerene Stevenson are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka, with E.G. Bert of St. Stephen’s Baptist Church to officiate.

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

Stevenson, 80, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007 at Seminole Medical Center. She was born May 6, 1927 in Muskogee, Okla., to Agnes Leona (Gude) and Wattie Talerifo Thomas.

She graduated from Manual Training High School in 1943. Stevenson received her Bachelor’s degree in Music from Langston University in 1947; her Graduate studies were completed at the University of Iowa; and her Master of Education degree was awarded by the University of Oklahoma, Norman.

In 1947 she married Wilbur Stevenson and they have been together for 61 years.

Her teaching career began in 1950 in Wetumka and was followed by one year at the State School for Negro Boys in Boley. She then spent 34 years at Wewoka Public Schools before retiring in 1987.

Stevenson also taught private piano lessons. Her most memorable experience as a teacher was as a member of the experimental integrated 1st grade team in an open classroom setting at Wewoka Elementary School.

She is a member of Wewoka Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Wewoka Planning Commission; Wewoka Cemeteries Association; Oklahoma Federation of Colored Women’s Club and Oklahoma Retired Educators.

Stevenson is a former member of O.E.A., N.E.A., and the American Association of University Women. She is also a member of Seminole County Retired Educators, where she received the VIM Award in 2002.

The Douglass Alumni Class of 1952 honored Stevenson as a "Link to the Village" at the 2002 reunion in July of 2002. In addition, she received a certificate of recognition from the Federated Girls and Boys Club, Wewoka.

She and her husband are members of Jones Temple C.M.E. Church, where she played the piano for many years before failing health.

Her parents; one son, Michael E. Stevenson; one great-grandchild and two brothers, Ralph L. Thomas and Claude Thomas, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Wilbur, of the home; daughter, Carol Watson of Wewoka; son, Wilbur Jerome Stevenson of Tulsa; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

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LaDonna Stewart

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident LaDonna Stewart are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Funeal Chapel with Rev. Randy Harrington and Re. George Doyle officiating.

Interment is to follow at Davis Family Cemetery, Sasakwa, and arrangements are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Wake services are scheduled from 3- 5 p.m. on Sunday at the chapel.

Stewart, of Tulsa, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007 at the age of 37 years, after a battle with diabetes. She was born May 16, 1970 in Talihina to George and Ruby (Lindsey) Stewart.

She graduated from Sasakwa High School and was a member of the Owen Park Baptist Church, Tulsa.

Stewart enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Curtis Billie of the home; daughters: Kayla Billie, Krytina Billie, and Ruby Billie, all of Tulsa; stepson, Joseph Billie of Tulsa; and siblings: Dewayne Stewart of Tulsa, Kathleen Stewart of Okmulgee, Mandy McCulley of Shawnee, Nancy Stewart of Tulsa and George Willow of Wyoming,

Pallbearers for the services will be: Joseph Billie, William Wind, Dewayne Stewart, Noah Dowing, Jake Billie, and Kevin McCulley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stella Streater

Funeral services for lifelong Wewoka area resident Stella Streater are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel, Wewoka.

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

Stella passed from this life at her beloved home after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, July 18, 2007. She was born in Limestone Community, south of Wewoka, to D.F. and Ethel (Merriman) Barkhimer on Nov. 16, 1930.

While her children attended school at the small independent school at Limestone, she worked tirelessly at all school functions and fundraisers and did everything from substitute school bus driver to cook lunches.

Stella was always ready to help anyone at anytime.

On May 10, 1947 she married Chester "Sonny" Streater in Holdenville and they made their home south of Wewoka.

She immensely enjoyed her garden and flowers, but the love of her life was her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a fabulous cook and no one ever left her house hungry.

Stella is survived by her husband, Chester Streater of Wewoka; son, David Streater and wife Edna of Wewoka; daughters, Sandy Stafford and husband James R. of Holdenville and Debbie Gillion and husband Fred of Wewoka; brother, L.M. Barkhimer of Wewoka and sisters, Ella Norman of Sasakwa and Zella Dansby of Wewoka.

Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Pat Barkhimer of Wewoka; her devoted grandchildren, Shawn Streater and wife Angela of Tuttle, Aron Streater and wife Cathi of Ada, Sonny J. Stafford of New York, N.Y., Josh Nalley and wife Sandy of Wewoka, Reva Martin and husband Rodney of Seminole and great-grandchildren, Kade and Gage Streater of Tuttle, Eileigh, Taydon and Davron Streater of Ada, Karmen Nalley of Wewoka and Calley and Andrea Martin of Seminole.

In addition, she is survived by a multitude of other caring family, many special nieces and nephews who will miss their Aunt Stell, and a host of friends.

She was predeceased by her parents and one brother, J.D. Barkhimer.

Pallbearers for the services will be her grandchildren: Shawn Streater, Aron Streater, Sonny Stafford, Josh Nalley and Reva Martin, and her sons-in-law, James Stafford and Fred Gillion.

 

 

 

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James Stuckey

Memorial services for former Seminole resident James "Jim" Dewey Stuckey are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at True Oak fellowship in Tuttle.

Stuckey, 74, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007. He was born Aug. 29, 1932 in Pharoah, Okla., to Edna (Marler) and Elmer D. Stuckey.

He graduated from Seminole High School and served in the United States Navy.

On March 7, 1955 he married Mary Nell Byerly and they spent 52 years together before her death on Feb. 24, 2007.

Stuckey retired from Southern Production Program, Inc. in Oklahoma City as the Executive Director. He was also an internationally known wood turner and enjoyed gardening and his cats.

Survivors include daughter, Susan Ford of Newcastle; son, Brad Stuckey of Tuttle; three grandchildren; brothers, Dwight Stuckey of Granbury, Texas, David Stuckey of Texas and Leon Stuckey of Midwest City and sisters, Linda Gourley of San Angelo, Texas, Roberta Disney of Carlsbad, N.M.

His parents, wife and a granddaughter preceded him in death.

 

Patrick Sullivan

Holy communion memorial service is scheduled for Patrick Noel Sullivan at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007 at Trinity by the Sea Episcopal Church.

Inurnment ceremony will take place at Trinity by the Sea. Services are under the direction of Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Home, 1222 Morgan Ave, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Patrick Noel Sullivan passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was born on March 9, 1930 in Shawnee to Jack Sullivan and Ada Florence Oliver.

He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Patrick was a retired attorney and member of the Oklahoma Bar Association.

Patrick attended the University of Oklahoma, attaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1957, and acquiring a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1960.

He was admitted to the Bar of the State of Oklahoma in 1960 and engaged in the private practice of law, briefly serving as assistant county district attorney in Comanche County, Oklahoma for 1961 to 1963.

Patrick was appointed to the Council of Campaign Compliance and Ethical Standards, formerly the Oklahoma Ethics Commission, from 1989 to 1991.

Patrick is survived by his wife, Carol S. Sullivan; his son and daughter-in-law, Sean Patrick Sullivan and Lori Annette of Lawton, Oklahoma, and daughter, Tracy Noel Sullivan Schierenbeck of Niskayuna, N.Y.; and grandchildren, Abigail Ann Sullivan, Everett Patrick Schierenbeck and Addison Michael Schierenbeck.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Patrick’s memory may be made to the Memorial Fund of Trinity of Sea Episcopal Church, 433 Trojan, Port Aransas, Texas 78373, or to National Jewish Hospital, Denver, Colo.

 

Estelle Sutton

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Estelle Blackwood Sutton are scheduled at 2 p.m., Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Sutton died Monday, June 18, 2007 in Picayune, Miss. where she had resided for the past eight years. She was born Dec. 16, 1919 in Howard County, Ark.

She moved with her family to Seminole County as a small child. She attended Vamoosa schools and married Clyde Sutton in 1942.

They moved to Seminole in 1947 where they raised their family, and she lived for more than fifty years. She was a member of Harvey Road Baptist Church.

Sutton was a homemaker, an avid gardener, and worked for many years at the Miller Plant Farm in Seminole.

Her parents, Andrew Blackwood and Sallie Aylor Blackwood; six brothers; four sisters; her husband Clyde, and her son, Ronnie Sutton preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Sutton McKellip of Picayune, Miss., six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

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Elmer Taber

Services for longtime Shawnee resident Elmer E. Taber will be 10 a.m. Monday at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom E. Cox officiating.

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

Elmer E. Taber, 94, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007 at his home in Shawnee. Elmer was born on Jan. 2, 1913 in the Garden Grove area near Prague, to Isaac and Emma Jane (Martin) Taber.

He attended Valley View School. Elmer married the love of his life, Hazel Reavis, Aug. 24, 1935 in Shawnee and they enjoyed 72 years together.

He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. Elmer loved horses, and spending most of his life in farming, ranching, and oil well pumping, his love of horses started at a young age. He also enjoyed quail hunting and telling stories about Jim Thorpe.

Elmer is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Carl (Pete) Taber.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel Reavis Taber of the home; sister, Eula Taber Gaskill of Shawnee; children, W.E. "Ernie" Taber of Shawnee and Janita Kennedy of Cromwell; grandchildren, David Taber and wife Dawn, and their children, Ashley, Andrew, and Abbey; Greg Taber and wife Kimberley and their children, Ryan, Ethan, and Madison; Robert Moneypenny; Russell Moneypenny and wife Robin and their children, Zane and Riley; Randy Moneypenny and wife Jan and their children, Reese and Andrew; and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews; and his caregivers, Leta Skaggs and Oleta Williams.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the kind and caring staff of Heartland Hospice.

Visitation will be Sunday from 12 –8 p.m.

Andi Talamasey

Funeral services for Seminole native Andi Duan Talamasey are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church, southwest of Wewoka.

An evening wake service is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight at Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Burial will follow services at the Tanyan Family Cemetery, northeast of Seminole, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Talamasey, 37 of Oklahoma City, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007 in Oklahoma City. She was born Nov. 29, 1969 in Seminole to Andrew Wise and Carolyn (Tanyan) Talamasey.

She grew up in Seminole as a child and attended and graduated from Seminole High School in 1987.

Talamasey was a member of the Mekusukey Indian Baptist Church and was an avid OU fan. She was a homemaker and a former childcare worker for several children’s day care centers.

Her grandparents, Lorene Coody Tiger, Johan Talamasey, Ben Tanyan and Nehi Talamasey; one sister, Phena Jo Talamasey; and one brother, Jesse Talamasey preceded her in death.

Surviving is one daughter, Justice Conway and one son, Adan Conway, both of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Madelyn Pebworth of Oklahoma City and Morning Star Jumper of Florida; three brothers, Tracy Lindsay of Shawnee, Timmie Casselman of Seminole and Bobby Clower of Seminole; special friends, Jason Star of Oklahoma City; longtime friend and father of her children, Lawrence Conway of Oklahoma City; one granddaughter; and one grandson.

Pallbearers will be: Robert Lee, Josh Henshaw, Jonathan Tebe, Ronnie Burnside, Fous Ahaisse and Allan Fields.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Bob Talley

Funeral services for Bob Carl Talley are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

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

On Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006 at 8:13 p.m., the battleground was silenced. Bob Carl Talley fought a brave and courageous battle with cancer and he died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

Bob was born on May 11, 1929 in Tulsa to Troy and Edna Talley.

He served in the United States Army Signal Corp for years (1946-1951), most of that time was spent in the Philippine Islands installing communication lines across the jungles.

Plans to go to college changed when Bob took a Dale Carnegie course and pursued his own business.

In 1955 he opened Tallie Home Appliance Center in Wichita, Kan. and added four other stores plus a service department.

His interest in computers led to the development of Gold Seal Computer Systems in 1967 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., serving the tourist industry.

A-One Security, his current operating business, was established in 1979 to sell, service and install security systems for businesses and homes.

Bob’s wife, Velva, joined him in 1986 to help run the business. She and her children continue to run the family business today.

Bob was outgoing, adventurous, intelligent and had an overwhelming love for people. He was a loving husband, protective father, devoted son and brother, and a loyal friend.

Exceptionally patient, even-mannered and diligent, Bob’s caring nature was an anchor to his family and loved ones. He will be remembered as a figure of strength and generosity that truly valued those with whom he spent his life. In short, Bob was a phenomenal man who will be dearly missed.

Bob was preceded in death by his two sons, Kurt Talley and Mark Talley; his parents and stepfather, Emmett Stout; his brother, Ermond Talley and sister Wilta Smith.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Velva Talley of Oklahoma City; four daughters, Kerry Anne Talley of Oklahoma City, Cindy Haney of Sacramento, Calif., Lori Talley of Chicago, Ill. and Amy Estabrooks of Oklahoma City; four granddaughters, Avie-Ann Talley of Ada, Lauren Keck of Oklahoma City, Christie Elizar of Goodletsville, Tenn. and Rachelle Rodriguez of Portland, Ore.; three grandsons, Jeremy Talley of Kansas City, Mo., Stephen Keck of Oklahoma City and David Matthews of Warsaw, Mo.; two great-grandson, Christopher Robin Estabrooks, Jr. and Jonathan Estabrooks, both of Oklahoma City; two great-granddaughters, Gabriel Elizar of Goodlesville, Tenn. and Xenia Rodriguez of Portland, Ore.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

 

Cynthia Talton

Funeral services for Earlsboro resident Cynthia Gail Talton are schedule for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Cynthia passed from this life Tuesday, May 8, 2007 in Shawnee at the age of 40 years. She was born Sept. 24, 1966 in Shawnee to parents Mac Easley and Eleanor (Talton) Easley.

She was a member of Galilee Baptist Church in Shawnee and she had attended Earlsboro Schools.

One daughter, Taznarika Talton, precedes Cynthia in death.

Surviving are four brothers, James Talton of Shawnee, Jason L. Talton of Sayre, Mac Earnest Easley, Jr. of Shawnee and Mario Jackson of Oklahoma City and five sisters, Stephanie Talton of Shawnee, Shanae Roberson of Atlanta, Ga., Ramona Roberson of Norman, Alisha Simpson of Shawnee and Miranda Easley of Boley.

Cynthia is also survived by aunts, Beatrice Talton of New Lima, Ella Black of Oklahoma City and Mildred Conway of Shawnee; uncles, Tony Talton of Earlsboro, Jackie Talton of Shawnee, Joe Brannon of Spencer and James Black of Oklahoma City; great-aunt, Lurena Douglas of Shawnee; two sisters-in-law, Tina Johnson of Earlsboro and Marsha Talton of Tecumseh and several other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

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

 

 

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Sarah Tanton

Funeral services for former Seminole area resident Sarah Elizabeth Tanton are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at memorial Park Cemetery Chapel.

Services are under the direction of Moore’s Southlawn Chapel in Tulsa.

Tanton, 88, died Monday, March 12, 2007 in Tulsa. She was born Jan. 6, 1919 in Kiefer, Okla., to James G. and Myrtle Ann (McLain) Mason.

She was a buyer for a ready-to-wear for Dorothy Stead in Georgetown, Mo. Tanton was a member of First United Methodist Church in Chamberburg, Pa.

Tanton was also a member of BPW, Beta Sigma and the Oklahoma Society in Washington, D.C.

Her parents; three brothers, Joe, Harley and Bill; five sisters, Mary Ellen, Patsy, Lottie, Edra and Lela preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Phillip E. Tanton; daughter, Sondra Sue Schumacher of Tulsa; three sons, Gary Lynn Snyder, Mark Tanton and John Tanton; four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

Francis Tanyan

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Francis Elizabeth (Burgess) Tanyan are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday at Seminole Indian Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Hobia and Rev. Houston Tiger officiating.

Interment will follow at the Seminole Indian Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Wake services will be held at 6 p.m., Sunday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Tanyan, 78, died Friday, March 30, 2007 at Seminole Medical Center. She was born May 5, 1928 in Konawa to Walter Caesar Burgess and Nancy (Alexander) Burgess.

She married Edwin Tanyan and was a homemaker.

Survivors include one brother, Jonas Burgess of Seminole; two sisters, Martha Mae Palmer of Seminole, and Evelyn Puntka of Shawnee; two daughters, Jane Boydstun of Ada and Nancy Jo Hearndon of Seminole; one son, Lee W. Wood of Denton Texas eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be; Anthony Notah, Ronald Notah, Robert C. Wood, Charles "Bone" Burgess, Ronnie D. Burgess and Dewanye Smith.

Honorary bearers will be; Eric Smith, Bobby Boydstun and David Bryant.

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

 

 

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Mary Tanyan

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Mary Elizabeth Emarthle Tanyan are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Konawa.

Eastman Factor and Roy Huckeby are to officiate with interment to follow at Little Cemetery.

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

Tanyan, 56, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007 at Integris Medical Center in Oklahoma City. She was born May 30, 1951 in Claremore to Wesley Camp and Stella (Harrison) Factor.

She was baptized June 4, 1960 by Rev. Wilson Kinney at Wewoka Church. She was also a former resident of Holdenville before moving to Oklahoma City.

On Oct. 11, 1970 she married Benjamin James Emarthle in Wewoka and he preceded her in death. She later married Earnest Tanyan on Aug. 9, 1996 in Oklahoma City.

Tanyan was a homemaker and member of New Life Tabernacle Church in Seminole.

Surviving is her husband, Earnest Tanyan of the home; mother, Stella Factor of Seminole; two daughters, Valarie Pryor and Vanessa Strickland, both of Oklahoma City; one adopted son, Steven Yahola of Oklahoma City; one brother, Bobby Camp of Wewoka; one sister, Nity Brotherton of Oklahoma City; and four grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

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Bob Taylor

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Bob J. Taylor are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Konawa.

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

Taylor, 76, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was born May 1, 1931 in Ada to Raymond and Bertha (Crenshaw) Taylor.

On June 2, 1956 he married Peggy Wood in Vamoosa. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country in the 45th Division during the Korean Conflict.

He graduated from East Central University in Ada with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. Taylor has taught school for over 31 years, having taught one year at Luther Public Schools and 30 years at Southeast High School in Oklahoma City.

After retiring from teaching he enjoyed raising cattle on his farm in Sasakwa. He was a memberof the Oklahoma Retired Educators Association and was of the Baptist faith.

His parents; one daughter, Paula Taylor; one son, Michael Taylor; two brothers, Jerry and John Taylor; and one sister, Tolah Bray, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Peggy Taylor of the home; two sons, David and Brandon Taylor, both of Oklahoma City; two grandchildren; one brother, Tom Taylor of Allen and one sister, Betty Johnson of Oklahoma City.

Serving as casket bearers will be: David Taylor, Brandon Taylor, Jerry Taylor, Monte Taylor, Joe Taylor and Nathan Johnson.

 

 

 

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Evelyn Taylor

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Evelyn Hughes Taylor are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Evelyn Hughes Taylor, age 89, passed from this life Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center in Seminole. Evelyn was born Oct. 1, 1918 in Konawa to parents Greear and Ivor (Ward) Hughes.

She married her husband Sam Taylor on Oct. 16, 1940 in Konawa. Sam was taken into the U.S. Army, July 7, 1942 and served in the Pacific and European Theaters of War and returned in Nov. 28, 1945, Sam preceded her in death on June 20, 1984.

Evelyn was baptized into the Baptist Church on Aug. 7, 1937 by Rev. Branch Comb. She graduated from Central High School (Maud) in May of 1938. Evelyn was initiated into the Friendship Rebekah Lodge #224 on Feb. 13, 1956 and served in all of the chairs, and was a past Noble Grand in 1961.

She served as a homeroom mother and belonged to the P.T.A., the Homemakers Club from 1957 to 1969, a Camp Fire Girls Leader from 1972 to 1982, receiving a plaque for outstanding leadership for 10 years in Campfire.

She worked with the 4-H girls in demonstrations and fair exhibits. After her high school years she attend Miami Junior College and East Central College. She also served in the American Legion Auxiliary.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Ed Lee Hughes; sister, Connie Young and her husband.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Marvin and Pat Taylor of San Antonio, Texas and Robert and Debbie Taylor of Midwest City; two daughters and sons-in-law, Gayle and Mark Redding of Eufaula and Jean Ann and Mitch Worley of Seminole.

She is also survived by one brother and sister-in-law, John H. and Dale Hughes of Lexington, Okla.; one brother-in-law, Dock Young of Norman; sister-in-law, Virginia Hughes of Waco, Texas; seven grandchildren: Lynn Taylor, Angela Taylor, Derick Worley, Shannon Redding and wife Chamie, Jason Redding and wife Cassi, Amanda Worley and Josh Worley; and four great-grandchildren: Zachary Redding, Haley Redding, Tyler Wetstone and Chance Holcomb.

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



 

 

 

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Peggy Tefertiller

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Peggy (Simon) Louise Tefertiller were scheduled for today at 2 p.m. at Park Plaza Church of Christ in Tulsa with Mitch Wilburn officiating.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Peggy Louise Tefertiller, age 74 of Tulsa, passed away Friday, May 25, 2007 in Seminole County. Mrs. Tefertiller was born Dec. 9, 1932 in Wewoka to Gola Mary and Herbert Merritt Simon.

She graduated from Wewoka High School in 1950 and attended Harding College.

Upon meeting at church, Peggy and Bobby Gene Tefertiller were married Nov. 1. 1959 and they made their home in Tulsa. They have both been members of Park Plaza Church of Christ for 30 years and have been married for 47years.

She was employed at Sun Oil in Tulsa for many years before leaving to raise her twin sons.

Most of all she loved her family and friends and enjoyed spending time with her lunch groups. Raising her twin sons and participating in their lives was her passion and having grandchildren at the age of 69 was one of her greatest blessings.

Her mother, Gola Simon in 1989, and her father, Herbert Simon in 1973, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Bob Tefertiller of Tulsa; twin sons, Jeff Tefertiller and wife Tessa and Jay Tefertiller and wife Andrianna, all of Edmond; grandchildren, Sophia, Vivian, Dane and Rhys, all of Edmond and brother, Dan Simon of Tulsa.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kizzie Thlocco

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident, Kizzie "Judy" Long Thlocco are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tukvpvtce Methodist Church, Holdenville, with Rev. Frank Moppin officiating.

Burial is to follow at the Yahola-Fixico Cemetery near the church, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Kizzie "Judy" Thlocco, age 81 years of age, passed away peacefully surrounded by her children and other family and close friends on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007 at the Odessy House in Oklahoma City.

Kizzie was born Sept. 13, 1926 in Holdenville to Milton and Ella (Yahola) Long. She was a member of the Tukvpvtce Methodist Church.

In 1944 Kizzie and Bunnie Thlocco were married; he preceded her in death in June 1987.

Before Kizzie’s illness she loved working in her yard and cooking for her family, especially on Sundays.

Her son, Billy "Cookie Jo" Thlocco (October 1967); daughter, Lois Gomez (March 2004); three grandsons, Nicholas "Nick" Warledo (July 1993), Lance Warledo (June 2004) and Troy Warledo (August 2007); on granddaughter, Crystal Thlocco and two great-granddaughters, Angel Warledo and Cherokee Woods, also preceded her in death.

Mama Kizzie leaves her loving memories to be cherished by survivors: sons, Bryant and Connie Thlocco of Kansas City, Mo., and Eric Thlocco of Seminole; daughters, Amy Warledo of Seminole, Liz Lagrone of Muskogee, Norma Warledo, Shirley Woods and April Warledo, all of Wewoka; sister, Wisey Sands of Castle; 24 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be: Lucas Warledo, Jonathon Warledo, Twyn Warledo, Castin Woods, Billy Joe Thlocco, C.B. Thlocco, Rick Woods, Kevin Johnson, George Deere, Ryan Moppin and Jeremy Gomez.

The body will be taken to the church today and a wake has been scheduled at 6 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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June Thompson

A celebration of life for June Pauline Thompson is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Shawnee.

Dr. Marvin Hudson will officiate the service. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

June Pauline Thompson, 62-year-old longtime Shawnee resident passed from this life Sunday, June 10, 2007 at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee. She was born March 1, 1945 in Aderdeen, Wash., to parents Lyle and Irene Blaine.

June moved to the Shawnee area 43 years ago from Redding, Calif. She was affiliated with the Wesley United Methodist Church in Shawnee and had worked as a caregiver, nanny and housekeeper for many years.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Teddie and Thomas Gamel of Garland, Texas and Lynn and Bill Goodnight of Shawnee; three sons and a their spouses, Frank Aaron Mills, Randy Mills and Kathy Boyd and Paul Mills and Alanna Couch, all of Shawnee; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Linda and Edward Parks and Jaxine Kennedy, all of Woodland, Wash.; three brothers, Walter Blaine of Vancouver, Wash., Bern Blaine of Woodland, Wash., and Richard Blaine of Longview, Wash.

Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

June is preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Teresa Marie Rowton (who died on May 31, 2004) and by one great-granddaughter, Bailey Breanne Harlin (on Nov. 21, 2000).

The family has requested that memorial donations be made to Wesley United Methodist Church - 302 East Independence - Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801.

 

 

 

 

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Delorse Aleah Thornburg

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident are scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday at the Temple of Praise in Seminole with Rev. Harold Turner officiating.

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

Delorse passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2007 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home at the age of 78. She was born in Seminole on Jan. 17, 1929 to James Jordan and Ruth Estella (Roene) Smith.

Delorse worked at the Seminole Drive Inn Theater and Chieftain Theatre for many years, she was also a health care provider.

She was baptized and a member of the Temple of Praise Church where she was a head usher for many years.

Her parents and one sister Pearl Loudermilk precede her in death.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Diana J. "D.J. and Ken Pope of McLoud; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Frank Neeley of Lincoln, Calif., and one son and daughter-in-law, James and Phyllis Thornburg of Stillwater; grandchildren, Rachel Evans, Christa Benefiel, Lindsay Smith, Clinton James and Timothy Michael Thornburg, and great grandchildren, Brandon Scott of the United States Navy (he will also be serving as a pallbearer), Chelsey Pearson, Haley Benefiel, Samantha Smith, Breezey Gillespie, and Cody and Shayleigh Smith.

Other family members include Bob and Sandy Sands of Seminole, Sean Gillespie, Robin Cambell and daughters, of Seminole, Carolyn and Tony Self of Seminole, Lavern Skinny Jones of Seminole, her church family at Temple of Praise and Seminole Estates Nursing Home Staff as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Alma Thorsen

Funeral services for Maud native Alma Elizabeth Thorsen are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Lutheran Church of Chickasha.

Interment is to follow at Pioneer Cemetery, Norge, under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home, Chickasha.

Thorsen, 95 of Chickasha, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007 in Chickasha. She was born in Maud on Sept. 30, 1911 to William P. and Mary Floy (Smith) Drewry.

On July 16, 1933 she married Carvin Halbert Thorsen at the First Lutheran Church and they lived in Grady County all of their married life.

She was a housewife and partner with her husband for over 60 years in his mechanic business.

Her husband (1994), three brothers, Houston Alexander Drewry, Carl William Drewry Sr., and Jay Smyth Drewry and one sister, Violet Draper (Drewry) Robbins preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Clarence Gail Thorsen of Chickasha; one daughter, Annetta Deloris Brown Morristown, N.J.; two brothers, Otis Lee Drewry of Fremont, Calif., and Brice Drewry of Bakersfield, Calif.; three sisters, Tessie Lorene Chandler, Mary Lynn Williams and Alpha Louise Smith, all of Seminole; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 387, Chickasha, OK 73023.

 

 

 

 

 

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Clara Belle Tiger

Funeral services for Seminole County resident Clara Belle Tiger are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, at the Tallahassee Presbyterian Church in Seminole.

Brothers Frank Moppin and George Harjocee will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Tallahassee Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Seminole.

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

Tiger passed away on Oct. 12, 2007 at the age of 54.

She was born to George and Nessie Harjo Tiger on July 15, 1953 in Paden.

Tiger attended Seminole High School and Seminole Junior College and was a member of the Tallahassee Presbyterian Church.

A homemaker who loved to talk about the lord, she was a faithful servant of the Lord Jesus Christ and always had a loving and giving heart.

She loved helping others and caring for her grandchildren.

Tiger is preceded in death by her parents, and sisters Flora Harjo Tiger Daniels, Susie Carpitcher, and Beatrice Pullman; and brothers Anderson Tiger, Ishmeal Tiger, Webster Tiger, and Jacob Osborn.

Tiger is survived by her husband, Artemus Tanyan, Seminole; four daughters, Sherry Tanyan of Wichita, Kan., Lucretia Moppin, Oklahoma City, Laura Afton and Areilla Tanyan, both of Wewoka; three sons, Leo Moppin Jr., Wewoka, Daniel Tanyan of Muskogee, and Adam Tanyan of Wewoka; one brother, Leroy Davis, Seminole; and four sisters, Scenora Tiger, Nancy Harjo, Angus Pullum, Seminole, and Leafa Tiger, Ada.

Tiger is also survived by 17 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are to include Joel Davis, Siah Davis, timothy Davis, Buddy Harjo Mr. Isaac Harjo, Ron Daniels Jr., Trey Colbert, Toby Plumblee, Adolph Harge, Brian Harge, and Greg Allen.

Honorary Pallbearers are Brian Mitchell, Tony Tiger, Ray Dyer, and Trey Thomas.

 

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Marland Tiger

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Marland Tiger are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Cheyarha Presbyterian Church with Kelly Tiger officiating.

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

Marland Tiger passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007 in Seminole at the age of 70. He was born on Sept. 22, 1936 in Seminole to Edmond and Lucy (McGirt) Tiger.

Marland served in the United States Army as a paratrooper. He attended Seminole High School; he was inducted into the Seminole Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004.

He served on the Seminole Nation General Council from 1993 – 1997. In 2005 he was elected to the present Seminole Nation Council.

He served on the Wewoka I.H.S. Health Advisory Board from 1997-2005. In 2003 he received an award for community leadership while serving as chief executive officer for the Wewoka Indian Health Center.

The Seminole Nation Tribal Advisory Board also presented Marland with an award for sustained leadership in the health programs of the community.

He was elected to serve as the Seminole Tribal Representative to the Carl Albert Health Board. He served on the Seminole Nation Trust Management Board from 2001- 2005, and was a member of the Cheyarha Presbyterian Church.

On November 12, 1955 he married Barbara (Clarida) Tiger in Olney, Texas. Barbara survives him of the home.

Marland is also survived by two daughters, Melissa and husband Fritz Pasquet of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Monica Heinzig of Seminole; three brothers, Donald E. Tiger of Seminole, Pembrook Tiger of Spring Valley, Calif., Randall J. Tiger of Shawnee and three sisters, Opal V. Cloud of Arkansas City, Kan., Nema Alderman of Wilburton, Okla., and Wanda Barber of Maud.

Also surviving are two great aunts, Agnes Pulliam and Juanita Noon; two grandchildren, Brad Heinzig and Dara Heinzig; one great-grandchild, Abbey Tinsley; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins and other family and friends.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Pallbearers for the services will be Shelby Barber, Nathan Barber, Culv "Chula" Jones, Kenon Jones, Robert Johnson and Jeremy Johnson.

Honorary Bearers will be Fritz Pasquet, Bill Hubbard, Billy Wayne Roberson, and Jack Moreland.

The family suggests that memorial donations may be made to Banc First in Seminole in loving memory of Marland Tiger.

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

 

 

 

 

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Eadith Tilley

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Eadith Tilley will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God Church, Wewoka, with Rev. Perry Justus officiating.

Graveside services will follow at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Bruce Benson and Rev. Perry Justus officiating.

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

Mrs. Tilley was called home to be with Jesus on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007 at Apache, Okla., at the home of her granddaughter, where she had been staying.

Eadith Tilley was the daughter of James and Iva Ann (Clayton) Tilley. She was born Jan. 7, 1910 in Melbourne, Ark.

She came to Oklahoma in a covered wagon in 1914 and she was a great basketball player in high school.

Eadith was united in Holy matrimony with the love of her life, Olan Cornel (OC) Tut Tilley in Seminole on Oct. 3, 1930. They spent a wonderful, loving and giving 71 years together before his death on April 19, 2002.

Eadith spent many, many years employed at Ann’s Ladies Ready to Wear Store in downtown Wewoka.

Eadith Tilley will always be remembered for her kind and generous nature. She will be remembered by her devotion to and love of God and her unconditional love of her family.

Her love of God and forever wanting to be in His service lead her to many years as a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Wewoka.

Many of those years were spent in church activities such as, fundraiser in the form of fried pies, flowers, and women’s ministries. She was also active for many years as a Sunday school teacher and church secretary.

Preceding her in death is her husband and best friend, OC Tilley of the home; son, Michael Cornel Tilley of Wewoka; six brothers and sisters, Minnie Hughes of Wewoka, Gladys Barnes of Jones, Etta Boyd of California, Buel Cummings of Wewoka, Roy Cummings of Stillwater and Paul Cummings of Wewoka.

She is survived by daughter, Judy Bivens and husband, Robert, of Wewoka; granddaughter, Tricia Bivens and husband, Stephen, of Apache, Okla.; grandson, Tutt Tilley and wife, Amanda, of Texas and Jason Tilley; sic great-grandchildren; Jamie Bussell, Cassandra Taylor, Jennifer Taylor, Stephen E. Bivens, Dakota Bivens and Olivia Tilley; two great-great grandchildren, Kira Ann Bussell and Ruth Elizabeth Kidd; and a legacy of love created by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

 

 

 

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Kathleen Tilley

Funeral services for former Wewoka /Holdenville resident Kathleen Therese Tilley are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery Chapel with Rev. Bill Chesser officiating.

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

Tilley, 64, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007 in Ft. Smith, Ark. She was born Feb. 13, 1943 in Norwalk, Calif., to Anthony Samuel and Louise Therese (Pinterilla) Coulston.

She attended Norwalk School and enjoyed camping, fishing, designing on the computer and doing arts and crafts.

Her parents; husband, Burt Mainard; and sister, Patricia Rubidoux preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Tilley of Poteau; daughters, Dortha Louise Walston of Tulsa and Marianne Therese Chesser of Wewoka; sisters, Marianne England of Apple Valley, Calif., and Rose Mary Mitchell of Bloomington, Calif.; brother, Anthony Coulston; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

Fredrick Tredway

Mass services for longtime Maud resident Fredrick Robert Tredway are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Matthew Brown, O.S.B., officiating.

Burial is to follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home, Maud.

Tredway, 75, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007 at his home in Maud. He was born Nov. 2, 1932 in Parsons, Kan., to John and Gladys (Petty) Tredway.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 – 1955, during the Korean War as a seaman. He met and married Marie Nave on Dec. 31, 1960 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Tredway was a retired serviceman at the Coca Cola Plant in Ada and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and a founding member of CCC.

His parents and his daughter, Kristy Lee Tredway, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; two sons: John R. Tredway of Alta Loma, Calif., and William R. Tredway of Maud; one daughter, Ginger Phillips of Bethel Acres; two sisters: Joan Parks of Parsons, Kan., and Betty Dye of Leavenworth, Kan; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

There will be a rosary service at the Tredway home Thursday evening.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Pearl Tripp

Graveside services for longtime Konawa resident Pearl Caroline (Casey) Tripp are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Yeager Cemetery with Pastor Darrell Stinnett officiating. 

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

Tripp died Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at Unity North Health Center in Shawnee, at the age of 88. She was born on Nov. 27, 1918 in Mounds, Okla., to J.B. Casey and Sudie Marie (Day) Casey.

She married William Tripp on Nov. 1, 1937 in McAlester and he preceded her in death in 1986.

Tripp was a homemaker and had worked at the Aldridge Hotel in Zion, Ill., and also at Cleo’s Cafe in Konawa.  

She attended the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Konawa.

Her parents; five children, William Lee Tripp, Leon Dale Tripp, Rhoda Tripp, Vinus Tripp and an infant baby boy; and nine brothers and sisters, also preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons, Brian Tripp of Zion, Ill., and Vernon Tripp of Sasakwa; four daughters, Cledda Johnson of Tampa, Fla., Bernice McGhee of Atmore, Ala., Georgia Lewis of Maud and Betty Jean Coleman of Oklahoma City; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Serving as casket bearers will be Larry House, Wade House, Kenny House, Byron Bible, Zachary House and Russell House.

 

 

 

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Blake Tucker

Services to celebrate Wewoka resident Blake Tucker’s life will be held at the First Baptist Church of Wewoka at 2 p.m. on Friday.

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

Guy Blake Harrod Tucker, beloved son of Guy and Lisa Tucker, left this world on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007.

Blake was born on Oct. 14, 1981 in Ada and was a 2000 graduate of Wewoka High School.

During high school, Blake worked diligently and earned his Eagle Scout award on March 5, 2000.

Blake has a zealous personality and a love for everyone he encountered. He will always be remembered for his unwavering loyalty.

There will be a great void in the lives Blake touched because of the compassion he had for others.

Blake is survived by his parents of Wewoka; his sister and brother-in-law, Calvin and Ashlei Tiffie of Oklahoma City and a brother, Heath Tucker of Norman; paternal grandparents, Durwood and Joyce Tucker of Wewoka and maternal grandmother, Jerry Harrod of Wewoka.

Many aunts, uncles, cousins and lifelong friends also survive him.

His uncle, Steven Tucker and his grandfather, James Harrod preceded Blake in death.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Seminole Nation Museum, Wewoka.

 

 

 

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Thomas Tucker

A memorial services for Wewoka graduates Thomas William "Tom" Tucker, was held at 2 p.m. today at Heath Oak Hill Chapel under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Highland.

Tucker died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007 at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Ash Flat, at the age of 72. He was born June 29, 1935 in Mena, Ark., to Clyde and Addie (Cox) Tucker.

He was a 1953 Wewoka High School graduate and entered the U.S. Army in the August preceding graduation.

Tucker served with the 101st Airborne in Toole France as Sergeant First Class until he discharge in 1962. After his discharge he served as a police officer in Kansas City, Mo., and Oklahoma City.

He was owner of Enid Finance in Enid, as well as his own car wash.  Tucker also was sports announcer and communications director at KNID radio in Enid.

In 1980 Tom married Irene Green and moved to Fort Smith, Ark., there he worked for the radio station and had Royal Coach car wash. 

Also while there he coached a girls softball team called the Royal Coach Sluggers; they won first in the state of Arkansas and fifth in the nationals. 

In 1988 he went to work for MS carriers in Memphis Tenn., and worked there for twelve years until he became ill in 2000. 

Tucker was very active in the Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge # 2539 in Enid, the Cherokee Village Elks Lodge and was also the bingo chairman.

Surviving is his wife Irene; two daughters: Thomye and Black of Enid and Rita Sik of Dickson, Tenn.; three sons: Mark Tucker of Russeville, Ark., Michael Tucker of Enid and Dewayne Tucker of Belleview, Tenn.; two step daughters: Tammy Belcher of Imboden, Ark., and Shelly Gates of Caledonia Miss.; three brothers: Herman, Clyde and Gary Tucker; two sisters: Sharon Giles and Melinda Azlin; eight grandsons; seven granddaughters and two great-grandchildren.

 

 

Brian Tusberg

Funeral services for Brian Patrick Tusberg of Daleville, Ala., are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Patterson-Sorrells Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Doster officiating.

Burial will follow at Daleville Memorial Gardens under the direction of Patterson-Sorrells Funeral Home, Enterprise, Ala.

Tusberg, 32, died Wednesday, June 20, 2007 in Dothan, Ala., from injuries sustained in an accident.

His grandparents, Alfred J. Tusberg, Alice L. Tusberg and Rex L. Hall, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Brandy Harris, of Daleville; his children, Brian and Alissa Harris, both of Daleville; mother, Rosemary P. Tusberg of Enterprise; father, Allan J. Tusberg of Sasakwa; brother, Allan James Tusberg Jr., of McAllan, Texas; sister, Tonya R. Tusberg of Enterprise and grandmother, Carla Hall of Phoenix, Ariz.

 

 

Tyree Underhill

Funeral services for Ada resident Tyree Underhill are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Tony Buck and Jimsey Harjo officiating.

Burial will follow at the Carpitcher Family Cemetery in Wolf and a wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Criswell Funeral Home.

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

Mr. Underhill, 38, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2007 at a local hospital. He was born April 21, 1969 in Claremore to Jerry Jay and Katy Lee Carpitcher Underhill.

He graduated from Latta High School and attended college. Mr. Underhill was employed with DJK Enterprises on the Direct Care Staff for 10 years.

Survivors include three brothers: Victor Underhill of Ada, Jackie F. Davis of Lawton, and Earl Underhill of Wichita, Kan.; a sister, Kary J. Underhill of Konawa; nieces and nephews: Marilyn, Natalie, and Raquel Davis, Rhoda Davis, Marie Bunner, Jared, Jacen and Adreanna Underhill; an aunt, Virginia Cosar of Konawa; an uncle, Charles Reevus of Wichita, Kan.; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry Jay Underhill and Katy Lee Carpitcher Cass; a brother, Joe Davis; a sister, Joyce Underhill; niece, Kristi Davis; and uncles, Jackie and Freland Carpitcher.

Bearers will be: Mickey Cosar, Junior Issac, Travis Issac, Timothy Issac, Keith Taylor and Charlie Jack Harjo. Honorary bearer will be Israel Camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derek Underwood

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Derek Wayne Underwood are scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

Deacon Marchand Fleming will officiate with Ed Bender and Mike Snyder assisting.

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

Derek Wayne Underwood, 20 year old passed from this life Saturday, June 2, 2007 following a motorcycle accident in Shawnee. He was born Jan. 1, 1987 in Shawnee.

Derek graduated from Seminole Public Schools in 2006 and had worked for Ledco Plumbing for two years and he was currently working at Wolverine Tubing in Shawnee.

Derek leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Joan C. Underwood of Seminole; one brother, Basil Underwood of Seminole; his fiancée, Juanita Porter of Seminole; grandfather, Bill Underwood of Seminole; three uncles and an aunt, Bob and Susan Underwood of Hennessey, Gary Underwood of Asher and Brian Underwood of Seminole; cousins, Gage Underwood of Seminole, Sadie Richards of Hennessey, Lance and Sara Painter of Hennessey, Rusty Richards of Stillwater, Angie Underwood of Hennessey and Hugo Underwood of Hennessey.

He is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

Derek was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lucille Underwood.

Casket Bearers will be; Davey Whitley, Austin Laxton, Jarrod Bender, Richie Kelley, Chris Conway, John Beaver and Keith Aldridge.

Honorary Bearers will be; Mike Snyder, Jack Tinsley, Neil Abbott and Scotty Ledbetter.

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

 

 

 

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Lloyd Unsell

Following a private family funeral for former Seminole Producer reporter, Lloyd Neal Unsell, is scheduled for Friday, April 13, the family plans a Memorial Service to honor and celebrate the life of this great man in the Holeman Lounge at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045, from 12 - 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 12.

The family asks that those planning to attend please respond to (301) 420-9082.

Lloyd Neal Unsell, of Colton’s Point, Md., died Saturday, April 7, 2007 in Clinton, Md., following an extended illness.

Mr. Unsell was a distinguished veteran of World War II, having served in England during the war in Europe, and in Manila, Philippines during the war with Japan.

He worked as a Reporter for the Seminole Producer and the Tulsa World newspapers following the war, until 1948, when he joined the Independent Petroleum Association of America.

He worked with their Tulsa office until 1964, when he was transferred to their Washington, DC office.

Later, he served as the President/CEO of the Association until his retirement in May of 1987. Mr. Unsell was widely recognized as one of the most influential oil industry lobbyists in Washington, and was one of the major fundraisers for the construction of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.

Mr. Unsell moved from Arlington, Va., to Colton’s Point, Md., in the early 1990’s following the death of his beloved wife, Nettie Marie Unsell, where he resided and became active in fundraising for the St. Clement’s Island/Potomac River Museum and the project to rebuild the St. Clement’s Island Lighthouse.

He was the beloved father of Lloyd N. Unsell, Jr. of Forestville, Md., and Jonna Kay Unsell Wilhelm of Woodbridge, Va.

He is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Marylou Unsell of Forestville and five grandchildren: Jessica Lynn Wilhelm of Woodbridge, Jennifer Marie Unsell Seay and her husband Richard Seay of Salisbury, Md., Roy Lee Wilhelm and his wife Allysa of Richmond, Va., Erin Elizabeth Unsell Schaefer and her husband William Schaefer of Elburn, Ill., and Timothy Scott Unsell and his wife Jonlaya of Fairfax, Va., and a great-grandson, Grayson William Schaefer of Elburn Ill.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a memorial donation in his name to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, 1023 15th Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC. 20005, or the St. Clement’s Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Colton’s Point, Maryland 20626.

 

 

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Raymond Ussery

Cremation memorial services for former Seminole resident Raymond LeRoy Ussery are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole, with Rev. Larry Chesser to officiate.

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

Raymond, 49 of McLoud, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007 at VA Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was born May 28, 1958 in Laverne, Okla., to Roy Lawrence Ussery and Wanda Lee (Secrest) Monks.

He was a longtime McLoud and Lincoln County resident and was a retired, self-employed mechanic.

Ussery served his country in the United States Army and was a member of Compound.

His grandfather, Raymond Secrest; grandmother, Naomi Secrest; grandmother, Rosa Monks and mother, Wanda Lee (Secrest) Monks preceded him in death.

Surviving is his friend and companion, Terry Dollison of McLoud; father, Lloyd Monks of Bowlegs; two daughters, Rychette Alton of Bingham, Ill., and Ronna Coffman-Chartney of McLoud; one brother, Tommy Monks of Bowlegs; one sister, Deborah Jones of Bowlegs; five grandchildren; Tamara, Christian, Alexandria, Haylee and Cayden; and several nieces and nephews.

Honorary bearers for the services will be: Magnum Trog, Kidd Gabby, Maniac Dozer, Casey, Yankee, George Mayer, Mike White, Michael Stacy, Big John and his Biker Brothers.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to B.A.C.A. or the youth organization of the giver’s choice.

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

 

 

 

 

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Johnny Vaughn

Funeral services for longtime Seminole and Prague resident Johnny B. Vaughn are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole, with Dr. Jack Medlock, Pastor of the Praise Center at Little, and Mickey Shaw to officiate.

Burial with military honors will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Mr. Vaughn, 83, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007 with his children and family by his side at Seminole Estates Nursing Center in Seminole. Johnny was born May 1, 1924 in Little, Okla., to Warren Edward and Flora Angeline (Hopkins) Vaughn.

Johnny was raised in the Little Community north of Seminole. He attended Prairie Valley Schools in Seminole County.

Mr. Vaughn served his country in the United States Army during World War II as a Private in the Military Police.

Mr. Vaughn was a longtime employee and propane truck driver for O.J. Green’s Propane in Seminole and Blue Flame Propane in Meeker. He worked at the Ford Garage in his early years in Seminole.

Johnny was also a farmer and rancher and drove a school bus at Strother Schools for a while. He was a life member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion and also served for a time as Chaplain for the D.A.V. in Poteau, Okla.

Mr. Vaughn attended Little and Glad Tidings Assembly of God churches, where he enjoyed singing and had an active role in various activities.

On July 1, 1944 Johnny met and married Opal Irene Warrenburg in Seminole. She preceded him in death on Sept. 27, 1995.

Johnny is survived by two sons and a daughter in law, Gerald and Janey Vaughn and Ron Vaughn, all of Seminole; five daughters and sons-in-law: Gayla and Dale Conn of Moore, Anita and Tom Lemmings, Linda and Buster Wilcox, Vicki and Mitch McAnally and Ann and Danny McSperitt, all of Seminole; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and two great-grandchildren on the way.

Also surviving is Ida Mae (Hopkins) Ramey who was raised by Johnny’s parents. He is also survived a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Mr. Vaughn is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert and Donald Dewayne Vaughn; his sisters, Lorene Burkhart, Thelma Fowler, and Dorothy Love; and one grandson, Jason Kyle McSperitt.

His grandsons will serve as casket bearers: John Lemmings, Stephen Vaughn, Danny Wilcox, Mike Conn, Scott McSperitt and Travis Lemmings.

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

 

 


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Edward Joe Veazey

Graveside services for Edward Joe Veazey were held on Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Mounds under the direction of Schaudt’s Glenpool funeral Service and Cremation Care.

Veazey, 82, died Nov. 28 at his residence in Tulsa after a short illness.

He was born to Gaston and Pearl Veazey in Elk City on Nov. 18, 1925.

The family later moved to Shamrock Texas and Veazey proudly went on to serve in the United States Air Force during World War II.

He attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a degree in Petroleum Engineering and married Norma Parks on Oct. 15, 1950.

He worked in the oilfield for many years in the Seminole area before retiring in 1991.

Son, Joe of Houston, Texas and daughters, Susan Rose of Tulsa and Kathleen Cook of Mounds, Texas survive Veazey.

He enjoyed eleven grandchildren, one great granddaughter as well as many nieces and nephews

 

 

Charles Vieux

Charles Franklin "Charlie" Vieux, 82-year-old longtime St. Louis resident, passed from this life Jan. 7, 2007, at his home in St. Louis.

Charlie was born Sept. 2, 1924, at Sacred Heart (near Konawa) to parents Dessie Etta (Vick) Vieux and Nicholas V. "Nick" Vieux.

Charlie married Mary Elizabeth (Holmes) on Jan. 23, 1956, in Newkirk. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Charlie worked for Double "E" Well Service in St. Louis for owner Everett Kennedy from 1960 until his retirement in April of 1984.

Charlie was a deacon at the St. Louis First Baptist Church. He is also a former President of the St. Louis Round-up Club. He was an avid team roper and was a member of the Maud Masonic Lodge and the Tecumseh American Legon and had served on the St. Louis Water Board for several years.

Charlie leaves to cherish his memory his four daughters and a son-in-law: Charlene Vieux Killian of St. Louis, Clarice (View) and husband Fred Murdock of St. Louis, Elizabeth "Beth" Vieux of Shawnee, and Teresa Vieux of Tecumseh.

One son, Nick Vieuex of Sacramento, Calif.

Seven grandchildren, eight great-grand children and a host of other family and friends including special friend Janet Kennedy of St. Louis.

Charlie is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary Vieux (Oct. 18, 1990) and by three sisters, Ines Brinlee, Armenta and Elvina Vieux. One niece Connie Wood Silas and nephew Kenneth Ray Silas.

Funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007 at the St. Louis First Baptist Church with Brother Glenn Peck officiating. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery near Konawa.

Casket bearers will be: James "Moe" Eldred, Kasey Strickland, Ed Bottoms Jr., Jimmy Skender, Ashley, Postman and Rick Reed.

Honorary bearers will be: Frank Williams, Harold Henley, Mike Hunter, Gary Smith, Ty Dean, Jim Shirey, Melvin Long, Denver Merrill and Edd Bottoms.

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

Floyd ‘Larry’ Vulgamore

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Floyd "Larry" Vulgamore are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Friday, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Allen Wood and Windred Lowe officiating.

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

Larry passed away on May 23, 2007 in Seminole at the age of 63. He was born on Jan. 6, 1944 in Seminole to Floyd Harry and Doris (Lockhart) Vulgamore.

He met and married Pauletta (Davis) on Nov. 19, 1963 in Konawa.

Larry retired from Wrangler in 2004 where he had been a mechanic for 39 years. He served in the Army Reserves for six years.

He is a member of the Wolf Freewill Baptist Church and he enjoyed having coffee with his coffee club friends at McDonalds in the evening.

He also loved vegetable gardening and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

His parents, Floyd and Doris Vulgamore, and two brothers precede him in death.

He is survived by his wife Pauletta Vulgamore of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Angela and husband Bryan Armstrong of Seminole; sister and brother-in-law, Karen Mitchell and husband Murray Neece of Odessa, Texas and two grandchildren, Jennifer and Joshua Armstrong of Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Lloyd Vulgamore Jr., David Armstrong, Paul Lockhart, Gene McGinnis, Bob Bookout and Stephen Babcock. Honorary bearers will be A.C. Bundy, Ham Gaines, Sidney Russell and Cecil Duggan.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Research at PanCAN 2141 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 7000 El Segundo, CA 90245 or to ADA, American Diabetes Research Foundation, Attn: Jennifer Giorffino 1701 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311

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

 

 

 

 

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Mildred Jewel Wages

Mildred Jewel Wages, 91, of Norman, died Thursday, May 17, 2007, at Norman Regional Hospital.

Graveside services are scheduled fro 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at Little Cemetery in Seminole County, with Dr. Lavonn Brown and Rev. Stan Upchurch officiating.

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

Wages was born March 4, 1916, in Gamaliel, Ark., to Grover Cleveland and Emily Ora (Farrell) Ellison.

Mildred married William Harrison Wages in 1934 in Seminole.

In 1955, her husband and brother purchased Parduhn’s Feed Store (now Ellison Feed and Seed) and she was the longtime bookkeeper there.

Wages was a member of the First Baptist Church in Norman. She served in Senior Choir and as a Sunday School teacher.

She had a number of hobbies including traveling, gardening, and fishing.

She was an excellent seamstress and loved to cook.

Wages was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family.

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

Survivors include her daughter, Carol Upchurch and her husband Rev. Stan Upchurch, of Norman; granddaughter Kimberly Upchurch and her fiancé Weston Shields, both of Norman; brother, Fred Ellison of Seminole; sister Melba Rumsey, of Seminole;