Bettie Adams

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Bettie Mae (Stephenson) Adams are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield.

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

Adams, 77, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2008 at Unity North Health Center in Shawnee. She was born April 6, 1931 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio to Stanley and Ruth (Thayer) Stephenson.

She was a registered nurse, where she worked at the old Seminole Hospital, Pioneer Nursing Home and Seminole Estates Nursing Home. Adams also worked as a cashier at Wal-Mart.

Surviving are three children: Ruth Peralsky of San Pablo, Calif., Jannice Factor of Seminole, and William Ruloph of Shawnee; stepchildren: Steve Martin of Kathleen, Ga., Belva Humphrey of Ft. Valley, Ga., Timothy Martin of Gray, Ga., Michael Martin of Muskogee; grandchildren: Kim Peralsky of California, Germaine Aldridge, Felicia Cartwright, and Andrea Cartwright, all of Seminole; and great-grandchildren: Douglas Brady of Oregon, Trebor Burns and Kyalie Burns of California, Damon Aldridge and Elizabeth Aldridge, both of Seminole..

Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters: Germaine Aldridge, Felecia Cartwright, Andrea Cartwright, Stephanie Branscum, Amber Lucas, and Tonia Rushing..

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wilma Adams

Graveside services for Wilma "Jean" Adams will be held at Tecumseh Mission Cemetery on Friday at 1p.m. 

Funeral arrangements are by Ford Funeral Service, Midwest City.

Wilma "Jean" Adams, passed away peacefully March 22, 2008 in Midwest City. Jean was born March 1, 1923 in Shawnee to William Alexander Adams and Grace Sanders Adams, both deceased, and was the youngest of four daughters. 

She lived in Shawnee when she began her career with Schlumberger as an accounting manager. She was a member of Desk and Derrick and the Tri-County Bowling League. 

In 1969, Jean moved to Midwest City where she resided until her death. 

Her three sisters preceded her in death: Alma Taylor and Juanita Cash, of Shawnee and Geneva Martin of Ft Worth, Texas.

She was survived by Kenneth and Francine Taylor, of Seminole; Don and Mary Taylor and Harold Taylor of Kingston, and many others. 

Jean will be remembered as a fun loving aunt and friend to many, especially her nieces and nephews, including Kim Cash of Oklahoma City, who cared for her during her last years; Hugh Cash of Stuart Fla., and Judith Cross of Ft Worth Texas. 

Jean’s love for travel kept her active before and after her retirement. Her love for animals left no stray cat hungry in her neighborhood.

We love and miss you Jean.  You will always be in our hearts and memories. 

 

 

 

 

 

Opal Ahaisse

Funeral services for Seminole resident Opal Ahaisse are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Hitchitee Methodist Church in Seminole.

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

Ahaisse, 82, died Friday, May 16, 2008 at the Ada Retirement Center. She was born Jan. 6, 1926 in Seminole to Serbert and Elizza (Harjochee) Ahaisse.

She was affiliated with Hitchitee Methodist Church and the Tusekia-Harjo Band.

Her parent; brothers: Cornlius Larney and John Ahaisse; sister, Betty Warledo, preceded her in death.

Surviving are 11 nieces and nephews.

Glen Akerman

Graveside services for longtime Konawa area resident Glen Dale Akerman are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Cemetery, west of Konawa, with Father Matthew Brown, O.S.B. officiating.

A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Konawa.

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

Glen Akerman passed away Saturday, April 19, 2008 near Sasakwa, at the age of 49. He was born Feb. 12, 1959 in Ada to William J. "Billy" Akerman and Judith "Judy" (Dobbins) Akerman.

Glen graduated from East Central University in Ada with a degree in Business Administrations. He was the owner and operator of Twister Drilling Company in Konawa.

Surviving are his parents, Billy and Judy Akerman of Konawa; grandmother, Beloysa Dobbins of Konawa; one son, Ross Alan Akerman of Konawa; one brother, Allan Ray Akerman of Konawa; one sister, Sherry Annette Jesse of Konawa; one grandson, Lance William Akerman of Konawa; and a host of other family and friends.

Casket bearers will be: Brandon Stoup, Brian Brooks, Rick Pemberton, Maek Reeves, Robert Castleberry, and Jacob Akerman.

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

 

 

 

 

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Katherine

Alexander

Katherine Jo Alexander, Wewoka resident, died Saturday, Nov. 22, in Ada, at the age of 73. She was born Jan. 11, 1935, in Wewoka, to Major and Dora Mae (Stewart) Hawkins.

She graduated from Spaulding High School and Seminole Jr. College where she received her LPN License.

She married Leroy Alexander, March 2, 1967, in Midwest City. She worked for Indian Health Service and retired in 1995.

Preceding her in death are her parents, infant twin sister, and infant brother, Joseph.

She is survived by her husband, Leroy, of the Home; five sons, Roy (Bunny) Yargee, T.J. Yargee, Squeege Yargee, Ledon Alexander, and Leroy Alexander Jr.; daughter, LaDoria Williams; grandchildren; and sister, Barbara Wolfe.

Wake Services are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Middle Creek #2 Indian Baptist Church with Rev. George Harjochee and Rev. Steve Holata officiating.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Middle Creek #2 Church with interment at Hawkins Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Wolfe, Tommy Hawkins, Jarrod Stewart, Russell Stewart, Brandon Kemble, and Joe Stewart.

Service arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home wwwphillipsfuneralservice.com

 

 

 

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George Allen

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident George Dennis Allen are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Jimmy and Anita Moreland officiating.

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

George passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008 in Bossier City, La., at the age of 61. He was born on Aug. 13, 1946 in Seminole to Archie Abbott and Beulah Muriel Allen.

He was a truck driver for many years and was currently working for Western Flyer Express in Oklahoma City.

His mother, Beulah Muriel Rose; father, Archie Abbott; sister, Sharon Kay Ledbetter; one grandson, Kenneth Eugene Colvin; and grandparents, Mattie and George Allen, preceded him in death.

He is survived by five daughters and sons-in-law: Rhonda and Daryl Odom of the home, Wanda and Gilbert Ross of Seminole, Julie Gamble and David Yockey of Tecumseh, Victoria Allen of Ada, and Tiffany Allen of Purcell; three sons and daughter-in-law: George and Miranda Allen of Oklahoma, Clinton Allen of Oklahoma and Shane Allen of Purcell; one brother, Rickey Rose of Louisiana; and sister, Bobbie Jerrnigan of Enid.

Nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends, also survive him.

Pallbearers will be: Bruce Finley, Raymond Ward, Chad Larkey, George Wayne Allen, David Houck Jr., George Lozer, and Joe Don Finley.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Wayne Allen, Roy Allen and Kenneth "Sarge" Colvin.



 

 

 

 

 

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Eugene

Allred

Eugene Allred, formerly of Atwood, died in his Seminole on Sunday, October 5, 2008. He was born June 13, 1917, in Weber County, Texas, to Frank and Ruth Cowgill Allred.

He was raised and attended school in Duncan and spent his life working as a Baker. He married Velva Young on Oct. 3, 1942, in El Reno. She preceded him in death on July 1999.

He has been a resident of Seminole for 13 years and attended the Freewill Baptist Church, North of Seminole.

Survivors include his son, Stanley Allred, of Choctaw and daughter, Gail Rooms, of Seminole.

Services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 2p.m. at the Freewill Baptist Church, North of Seminole. Rev. David McDougal will officiate and the interment will be at the Blue Ridge Cemetery, in Calvin.

Please visit our online guest book at phillipsfuneralservice.com

 

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Jabez Almon

Services for Rev. Jabez W. Almon are scheduled for Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. at Barnes & Jackson Funeral Home, 1820 S. Douglas Blvd, Midwest City, followed by a graveside service at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole.

Rev. Jabez W. Almon went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 18,2008, surrounded by his family that loved him dearly.

He was born in a log cabin east of Seminole on May 24, 1923, and while life was difficult during those early years, he shared with his family many wonderful memories of his childhood.

Rev. Almon thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren; Misti, Buffy, Haley, Casey, Lori, Joie, and Jamie, and was a wonderful influence on them as well as his great grand-children; Torie, Joey, Luke, Lane, Tiffany, Taegan, Kyle, Daniel, Christopher, Garret, Savannah, Alex, and Gracie.

He served in the Army/Air Corp in World War II, assigned to the 509th Composite Group.

He married his sweetheart, Wanda Breshears, on March 5, 1948, celebrating their 60 years of marriage while he was in the hospital.

Rev. Almon served in the ministry of his Lord and Savior for over forty-eight years, pastoring churches throughout Oklahoma, with the last church he served as pastor, being Concord Missionary Baptist Church in Norman.

While serving as a husband, father, and pastor, he also worked at Tinker AFB and retired after 33 years of civil service.

His father, John Henry Almon; mother, Mary Elizabeth Almon; and brother, Harry Ross Almon, preceded him in death.

He is survived by the love of his life, Wanda Lee Almon; daughter, Dixie Rider and husband Jerry, of Purcell; son, Stephen Almon and wife Connie, of Jones; sister, Mary Francis Davis of Paden; brothers: Odell Almon of North Little Rock, Harold Almon of Marlow; seven grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Everyone that had the privilege to know this man has been impacted by his love for the Lord, his love for his family, and the kindness that he showed everyone. His smile and loving spirit will be missed.

 

 

 

 

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Gracie Alsup

Funeral services for Gracie Edna Alsup will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, .at 10a.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Sand Creek Cemetery, in Seminole County.

Alsup was born July 15, 1912, in Wilburton, to James William Thomas Landtroop and Rebecca Jane (Teem) Landtroop. She died Monday, Sept. 22, in Seminole, at the age of 96.

She was a resident of the Okemah area most of her life. She married Alvie Abeart Smith, Sept. 2, 1932, in Okfuskee County. He preceded her in death July 4, 1971. She later married William McKinley Alsup, June 6, 1976 and he preceded her in death Sept. 4, 1989.

She was a homemaker and sewed, quilted, did crochet, and played the harmonica.

Her parents, two husbands, four sons, one stepson, and one stepdaughter precede her in death.

Survivors include: one son, Alvie Ken Smith, of Hillsboro, Mo.; four daughters, Dottie Logan, of Vista, Calif., Millie Jenkins, of Seminole, Annie Baumgardner, of Henryetta, and Kay Brandt, of Okemah.

Services under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Rev. L. D. Davis.

 

 

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Teddy Amos

Wake services for Konawa native Teddy Dean Amos will be held Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. in the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, in the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Houston Tiger officiating.

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

Amos died on Monday, July 28, 2008 in Amarillo, Texas. He was born November 19, 1955 in Oklahoma City to Sexton Amos and Mary (Cully) Tiger.

Amos was baptized at the Vamoosa Baptist Church, and a member of the Rewalke Band of the Seminole Nation. He was a plumber.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and son.

Amos is survived by his sister, Debra Tiger of Konawa.

Jackie Anderson

Memorial services for former Seminole resident Jackie "Jack" Herbert Anderson were held March 15 at the home of Jack and Sheila. His remains were cremated.

Mr. Anderson, 63 of Clifton, died Thursday, March 13, 2008 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Jack was a native of Tracy City, Tenn., and was the son of the late Jessie Elbert Anderson and Narva A, Johnson Owens.

Mr. Anderson was an instructor at Columbia State Community College and Corrections Corporation of America.

Jack was a 1963 graduate of Seminole High School. He was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving is his wife, Sheila Allen Anderson; one daughter, Tammy Gray and husband, Tom, of San Antonio, Texas; two grandchildren: Alexis and Luke of San Antonio, Texas; one sister, Shirley Rothell of Stephenville, Texas; five brothers: Glen Thomas of Blanchard, Okla., Richard Thomas of Charleston, Ark., David Thomas of Wewoka, Steve Thomas of Byng, Okla., and Randall Owens of Topeka, Kan.; two stepsons: Jerome Gallaher of Clifton and Josh Gallaher of Waynesboro; and three step-grandchildren.

 

 

 

Norma

Anderson

Norma Evelyn Anderson was born Feb. 25, 1920, in Paden, and died Friday, Oct. 3, in Seminole, at the age of 88.

She was the daughter of Earl August and Ella Rhea (Holder) Coleman.

She made her home in the Paden and Prague areas until 1985. She married Leonard Lee Anderson, on June 10, 1963, in Chandler. He preceded her in death, on Nov. 1, 1992.

She was a member of the Prague Nazarene Church and was a retired Nurse’s Aide.

Two daughters, Charlotte Leonard and Martha Novotny, five brothers, and 1 sister preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, John Arthur, of Bowlegs and Jerry Wayne Smith, of Francis; and one brother, John Coleman, of Prague.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, Oct. 6, in the Paden Cemetery, at 3p.m., with Rev. Roy H. Anderson, Jr. officiating. Internment will follow at Paden Cemetery.

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

A guest book is available on-line, to share your memories, www.ParkssBrothers.net.

Ronald Anson

Memorial services for Seminole native Ronald Eugene Anson are scheduled for 2 p.m. today (Saturday) at the First Free Will Baptist Church of Lucust Grove.

Rev. Jeff Blair will officiate with services under the direction of Locust Grove Funeral Home.

Anson, 58, died Wednesday, June 4, 2008 in Locust Grove. He was born Nov. 12, 1949 in Seminole to John Francis and Estella Mae (Nix) Anson.

He attended school in New Lima and served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. Anson worked and traveled as a truck driver and had lived in Locust Grove area for the past 15 years.

Anson had also lived in Stroud and Holdenville for some time. On Aug. 4, 1995 he married Susan B. Hutchins in Bentonville, Ark.

His parents and two sisters, Judy Anson and Jeannie Marie Anson, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; two children: Ricky Anson and Jeannie Nash, both of Tulsa; two step-children: Amanda Gates and Angela Lancaster, both of Columbus, Ind.; four brothers: Jack, Gary, John and Paul Anson; seven sisters: Maria Metz, Elaine Standridge, Sherry Millarr, Debbie Abercrombie, Gail Anson, Sandra Lewis and Cindy Willy; four grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lula

Arbuckle

Lula Mae Arbuckle died Aug. 25, at the age of 79, Seminole Estates Nursing Center.

She was born on Nov. 9, 1928, in Sasakwa, to Albert "Dude" Holder and Annie (Reynolds) Holder.

She was a homemaker and attended Temple of Praise Church, in Seminole.

Arbuckle is survived by three sons, Junior and Sylvester Arbuckle, of Seminole, and Donnie Arbuckle, of Meridan, one daughter, Annie Beaudion, of Purcell, step-son, A.J. Arbuckle, and Step-daughter, Irene Hedrick, of Seminole, two brothers, Robert Holder of Turnlock, Calif., and Billly Holder, of Kingston, Calif., also 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 21 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28. Graveside services will be held at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

 

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Jennetta

Armstrong

Jennetta "Elaine" (Passlock) Armstrong, 57 year-old former Seminole County resident died Friday, Dec. 5, at OSU Medical Center in Tulsa. She was born April 10, 1951, in Oklahoma City, to parents Fred Passlock and Jennetta "Evelyn" Passlock.

She graduated from Harrah High School in 1969 and went on to teach school at Strothers Elementary School in Seminole. She later became a property manager where she managed several properties including the Courtyard Apartments in Seminole.

She married Zac Armstrong on Feb. 14, 1984, in Oklahoma City. He survives her of the home. Other survivors include her father, Levi Moody, of Shawnee; son, David Lemmings, Jr., of Oklahoma City; daughter, Kim Lana, of Moore; four sisters, Linda Warden, and Karen Grace, both of Seminole, Debbie Hooser, of Bedford, Texas and Rhonda Cain, of Reno, Nev.; one brother, David Moody, of Yokota AB Japan; and three grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her father, Fred Passlock, mother, Evelyn Passlock Moody, and one brother, Danny Moody.

The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home from 6 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Schoolton Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 100 West Strothers, in Seminole, (Phone 405-382-3456.

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

 

 

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Wanda Armstrong

Graveside services for former longtime Seminole resident Wanda R. Armstrong are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Tom Newell officiating.

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

Wanda R. Armstrong passed away on Friday, March 28, 2008 in Austin, Texas at the age of 78. She was born on Dec. 30, 1929 in Seminole to W.W. and Mabel Mae (Whorton) Casey.

She married her first husband Maurice J. Martin on Sept. 24, 1949 and she later married Wayne Armstrong on Aug. 28, 1966. They both precede her in death.

She is preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Maurice Martin and second husband Wayne Armstrong. 

She is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law: Russell C. Martin and wife Tammy of Bastrop, Texas and Chris Armstrong; one brother, Raymond Casey of San Antonio, Texas; two aunts: Hardena Shurley of Clarksville, Ark., and Pearl Dunn of Edmond.

Two grandchildren, Kimbry Saucedo and Jason Thompson and four great-grandchildren, Jonathan Castillo, Christain Saucedo, Ariel Thompson and Bret Thompson, also survive her.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MaryJo Arner

Funeral services for MaryJo Arner were held today at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at Hansen Desert Hills Memorial Park in Scottsdale, Ariz.

MaryJo, age 79, passed peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008. She was born May 13, 1928.

Surviving is her husband of 60 years, Jack; her children: Steve (Frances), Saundra Hunter (Coy), and Davis (Lorrie); seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

MaryJo and family moved to Phoenix from Oklahoma in 1971.

She was involved with many charities, the Power Squadron and the Cholla Club.

In lieu of flowers, friends may donate to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

 

 

 

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Benita

Atkinson

Benita Louisa "Bonnie" Atkinson, 80 year-old longtime Seminole resident died Monday, Dec. 22, at her home. She was born April 17, 1928, in Camden, N.J., to parents Benjamin Brey and Bertha (Rupp) Brey.

She married Joseph Richard Atkinson in 1959, in Georgia and he preceded her in death on Aug. 22. 1983.

She was the wife of a military retiree and a mother and great-grandmother. She was a member of the Congregational Methodist Church and of the Elks Lodge. She moved to Seminole 43 years ago from Pensacola, Fla.

Survivors include three sons, Jerry Atkinson, of Seminole, Steven Strippoli, of Fairfax, Va., Allen Strippoli, of Tennessee; daughter, Teresa Wolfe, of Shawnee; 11 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

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

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

 

 

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Imogene

Austin

Funeral services for Imogene Marie Austin will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at the Freewill Baptist Church, in Paden. A lunch will be served at the church following the service. A burial will take place at 3 p.m. at Vamoosa Cemetery, in Konawa.

Austin died Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Shawnee, at the age of 80. She was born Sept. 30, 1928, in Subiaco, Ark. to Sol and Anna Jane (Quary) Casey.

She married Jay Austin on July 14, 1951, in Shawnee, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 1998. She attended the Freewill Baptist Church in Paden.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Sol and Anna Casey, her husband, Jay Austin, four brothers and one sister.

She is survived by two sisters, Wanda Adams, of Seminole and Arletta Hensley, of Oklahoma City.

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

 

 

 

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Gene Azlin

A memorial service for longtime Pottawatomie County resident Gene Azlin is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Maud Community Center with Miles Knutson officiating.

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

Gene passed away Friday, May 30, 2008 at his home in Maud. He was born Sept. 15, 1935 in Sulphur, Okla., to Orville Clarence "O.C." and Florence (Davis) Azlin.

He married Mary Ann (Silas) in March 1965 in Wewoka; she preceded him in death. Gene worked in the shipping department at Big Yank for many years.

He is survived by three daughters: Linda Azlin and special friend Ed Brown of Maud, Terri Colvin of Shawnee, and Vicki Kueneman of Maud; one son, Jimmy W. Hank of Ponca City; one brother, Orville Azlin; three sisters: Kathy Barnes, Ann Fesler and Pauline Azlin; two nieces: Rhonda Byerly and Beverly Azlin; and two nephews: Steve Byerly and Robert Azlin.

He is also survived by eight grandchildren; Billy Colvin, Jimmy B. Hanks and wife Melissa, Jacob Vloedman, Chris Colvin and wife Melissa, Tara Lewis and husband Stacy, Jessica Farani and husband Joe, Eddie Hanks, and Garon Nelson; and nine great-grandchildren, Landon, Chandler and Kyla Colvin, Hannah, Izabelle and Michael Hanks and Heaven and Aden Bond and Bryler Lewis.

His wife, Mary Ann (on Jan. 31, 2007); his parents, O.C. and Florence Azlin; grandparents; and one sister, Ruby Janette, preceded him in death.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joe Azlin

There are no services planned at this time for Wewoka resident Joe Clayton Azlin.

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

Azlin, 86, died Monday, March 31, 2008 at Pioneer Nursing Home, Seminole. He was born Oct. 19, 1921 in Seminole to Tony and Hester (Chandler) Azlin.

On Jan. 6, 1947 he married Lois Burnell in Seminole and she preceded him in death on May 15, 1985.

He worked at Tinker Air Force Base n Oklahoma City as a civilian truck driver and retired a number of years ago.

Azlin also farmed west of Wewoka and during his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

His parents and siblings: Price Azlin, Luther Azlin, Lila Azlin, Ruby Carol, and an infant brother, also preceded him in death.

Surviving is hia son, Bobby Joe Azlin of Wewoka; daughter, Vickie Ann Maye of Seminole; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Bailey

A memorial service for Maud 3rd grader, Christopher "Chris" Bailey, will be held 1 p.m. on Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Maud with Glenn Peck officiating.

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

Chris, age eight of Tecumseh, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2007 in Harjo, Okla. He was born April 4, 1999 in Shawnee to David Bailey and Sherry Lynn (Adams) Simon.

He was a lifelong Pottawatomie County resident and was currently attending Maud Elementary.

Chris loved to play video games; fire second-stage model rockets; go fishing and watching OSU football. He’s ride the wheels off of his bike but mostly he enjoyed helping his family.

His grandmother, Margaret Adams, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother and stepfather, Sherry and Robert M. Simon of Harjo; father, David Bailey of Shawnee; brothers: James Bailey, Randy Cowan, and Kyly Rogers-Simon; sister, Jennifer Simon; uncles: Mark Higgins, Charlie Bailey and Albert "Sonny" Adams; aunts: Dee Adams, Scarlett Higgins, and Aunt Levina; grandpa, "Papa" Joe Simon; great-grandmother, "Grandma" Helen Simon; and cousin, Nakota Higgins.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Paul Baker

Paul E. Baker went to be with his Lord and Savior at the age of 88.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at the Grantham Funeral Home in Duncan.

Pastor Chris Brown of Full Life Fellowship of Decatur, Texas, and former Pastor of the First Assembly of God in Waurika, officiated.

Interment followed at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

Paul was a member of the Bethel Assembly of God Church during much of his life and was most recently a member of the Full Life Fellowship in Decatur, Texas, where he has resided the past several years with his daughter Linda.

Paul was born in Crescent on January 3, 1920.

He was in the plumbing business since 1940, lived in Wewoka 39 years and moved to Duncan in 1964 to work as a Plumbing Contractor, retiring in 1994.

He was married to Bertie Baker for 60 years.

Paul served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertie Baker, in 2001.

His survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Henry and Doris Baker of Waurika; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Chris Brown of Decatur, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Don McMahon of Oklahoma City; one sister, Susie Harrison; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Dustin Paramore, Steve Paramore, Shawn Flatford, Mike Good, Larry Good and Terry Brown.

 

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Vivian
Bakken

Vivian Lavon Bakken, 58, of Wewoka, died Saturday, Oct. 25.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Pentecostal Holiness Church, 8th and Echo, in Holdenville, where she was an active member. Reverend Jerry Orsburn will officiate the service and interment will immediately follow, at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

She was born in Wewoka, on Nov. 6, 1949, to Ray Clayton Price and Jacquelin Johnson Price.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Brenda Diane; and one brother, Jackie Rae.

She is survived by three sisters, Linda Evans, of Holdenville, Phyllis Crockett, of Inola, and Patricia Bradley, of Holdenville; four children, Edward "Lee" Price, of Holdenville, Charles Norris, of Lindsay, Melissa Rogers, of Holdenville, Joe Bakken, of Sasakwa, and seven grandchildren.

An online guestbook is available at phillipsfuneralservice.com

 

 

 

Phillip Ball

Phillip Roy Ball was born Oct. 19, 1925 to Frank C. and Sara Nee Allen Ball. He attended grade school in the West Point community, southwest of Yukon. He then attended Yukon High School, where he was very active in athletics and drama, graduating in 1943.

He enlisted before graduation and was inducted in the U.S. Navy immediately thereafter. He was in the V-12 and NROTC officers’ training program and was commissioned in 1945. His service duty included submarine patrol, light cruiser gunnery officer and landing craft.

He married his high school sweetheart, Lois Virginia Gramkow on the day of his commissioning. Following discharge from the Navy, he returned to the University of South Carolina, where he received B.S., B.A. and M.ED degrees with ODK honor. He played six years of college football counting his time in the service and received All-Conference and All-American recognition while playing.

He and Lois had two children, Donna and Keith. The family returned to Oklahoma and Phil began a 15-year career as a high school coach and mathematics teacher. He had very successful teams at Wewoka, Walters, Seminole and Muskogee high schools. He coached two State Championship football teams, had numerous all-state athletes and many who became college athletes.

He was an outstanding advanced math teacher and was twice selected to represent Oklahoma high schools in Summer Math Institutes. In 1964, Phil became the head football coach at Central State. Phil became the head football coach at Central State College (now University of Central Oklahoma) and coached through the 1976 season. During that time he coached 26 players who made All-American one or more times and three players who were NFL draft choices, as well as three players being later named Distinguished Former Students at UCO.

He taught in the Health and Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Department. Upon retiring from coaching, he completed his doctoral degree at Oklahoma State University. He taught until his retirement in 1993, specializing in Exercise Physiology and Coaching Preparation.

He was an active church member throughout his life and a member of the Edmond First Methodist Church since 1964. During those years he was a teacher of the Fellowship Class and was at one time President of the Wesley Foundation Board.

Phil was a long time member of the Edmond Lions Club and twice was President. He also was active in the Friendship Force and ORCTC travel clubs because he and his wife enjoyed traveling abroad and hosting international visitors to Oklahoma. Other hobbies included bridge, reading and current issues.

Coaching honors included being selected to the Oklahoma Coaches Hall of Fame, High School Coach of the Year, and Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year. He served as President of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Football Coaches and was a presenter at various coaching clinics.

In his teaching field, he served as President of OAHPERD and was selected to its Hall of Honor and served on several Southern District OAHPERD committees.

Following retirement he devoted time and energy to volunteer work including the ERMC Hospital Auxiliary, Mobile Meals, Breakfast on Boulevard and the Coffee Creek Riding Academy.

He was extremely proud of his and Lois’s children and grandchildren and was devoted to this immediate and extended family.

Phil was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lois of 62 years; his father and mother, all his aunts and uncles; and brother Dick Ball.

He is survived by his daughter, Donna Hirst, of Iowa City, Iowa; son Keith Ball and wife Marti Jourden, of Oklahoma City; grandchildren Matthew Hirst and wife Morgan, of Austin, Texas and Amy Hirst, of Iowa City, Iowa; sister, Eileen Belcher and husband Tom, of Tulsa; sister, Marjorie Moesel, of Oklahoma City; sister, Ruth Harvill, of Yukon; sister-in-law, Civilla Ball, of Yukon; sister-in-law Norma Gallien and husband Henry, of Mobile, Ala., and numerous nephews and nieces.

Memorials may be made to the Phil Ball Scholarships UCO Foundation, Edmond Mobile Meals or charity of one’s choice.

Memorial Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday Nov. 22nd, at Edmond First United Methodist Church of Edmond, 305 E. Hurd Street, Edmond.

Services are under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home.

 

 

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Leland Bancroft

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Leland Alfred Bancroft are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Little Cemetery.

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

Bancroft, 79, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 in Ventura, Calif., following a prolonged illness. He was born on May 31, 1928 in Holdenville to George and Ethel (Clark) Bancroft.

He grew up and lived most of his life in Oklahoma and moved to California with his family in 1973.

Leland was a retiree od Exxon Mobil, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and graduated from Wewoka High School and the University of Arkansas.

Leland’s focus and passion in life was his family. He was a loving and devoted husband to Betty Bancroft, his wife of 54 years, and his two children: Janet and Russell Bancroft. Janet preceded him in death.

He adored his granddaughter, Jordan Bancroft, born to Russell and his wife Shelly. He especially cherished the hand-drawn pictures and notes she made for him.

The family would like to express their special thanks and appreciation to the family and friends who went above and beyond over the years.

"Your love and support in all its forms made an incredibly difficult situation workable and bearable. You know who you are and we love you."

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donors give to their favorite charity,

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

 

 

 

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Stephen Banks

Funeral services for Shawnee resident Dr. Stephen Lynn Banks M.D. are scheduled for Saturday, July 26, 2008, at 10 a.m., in the Raley Chapel at OBU. Pastor Larry Sparks and Pastor Robbie Roberson will officiate, under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.

Interment will follow at Dale Cemetery.

Banks died Tuesday, July 22, 2008, in Shawnee, at the age of 46.

He was born April 4, 1962, in McAlester, to Bob and Jan (Rogers) Banks.

He attended Crowder High School and graduated as salutatorian in 1980, then went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in chemistry — with honors — at East Central University in 1984. In 1988, Banks received his doctorate of medicine at the University of Oklahoma Medical School, and he finished three years of residency in internal medicine in 1991.

Banks married Cindi Davis of Yukon on June 20, 1987.

From 1991 to 1995, Banks served in the U.S. Air Force at Tinker Air Force Base, reaching the rank of major. He was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal and received an honorable discharge.

He was employed as a physician of internal medicine and gastroenterology at Shawnee Medical Center Clinic.

Banks was a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, and the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure.

He attended Hazel-Dell Baptist Church.

Banks was selected in 2008 as "Man of the Year" for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Oklahoma.

He loved spending time watching his children play baseball and basketball and any other activities they were involved in. He enjoyed working outdoors and playing the guitar and drums.

Banks was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charley and Hazel Rogers, and his paternal grandparents, Murray and Marie Banks.

He is survived by his wife, Cindi, of the home; five sons, Bradley Banks and wife Lene of San Antonio, Texas, Brandon Banks of Ada, Jeffrey Banks of Edmond, and Daniel and Caleb Banks, of the home; his parents, Bob and Jan Banks of Shawnee; brother, Eddie Banks and wife Liz of Palm Coast, Fla.; father and mother-in-law, Les and Jan Davis of Leander, Texas; brothers-in-law, Mike Davis and wife Jaudon of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Mark Davis of Mustang; three aunts, three uncles, and many cousins, nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.

Memorial donations can be made in Banks’ honor to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Oklahoma, by calling 405-943-8888 or visiting www.lls.org.

The Oklahoma Chapter of LLS is at 500 N. Broadway Suite 250, Oklahoma City, OK, 73102.

 

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Bartus Barnhill

Bartus Ray Barnhill, of Shawnee, passed away Aug. 21, in Shawnee.

Family received friends Sunday, at Walker Funeral

The service was held Aug. 25, at 1p.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Shawnee Ward, 1501 E. Independence.

Officiating was Bishop Michael Meyers.

Bartus was born Sept. 8, 1920,in Norman, to Ray and Elise Barnhill

He married Bertha Williams and was a member of the United States Army.

Bartus was a Quality Control Engine Tester at Tinker Air Force Base.

His memberships include; President of NARFE Chapter 1983-1987, member of the LDS Family History Center for several years, member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Bartus served as a home teacher to many families since 1963 and formed many lasting friendships. He served on many church assignments at Welfare Farms and the Cannery, Bishops Storehouse.

He served in several church positions: High Priest Group Leader several times, Explorer Leader in Bishoprics. He was always the standby helper in the ward if anyone ever needed help with anything.

He loved to serve others just as our Savior Jesus Christ and was faithful to the end. He loved our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Preceding him in death are his Parents, Wife, 1 Brother: C. E. Barnhill, 1 Sister: Della Prince, 2 Great-Grandchildren, and 1 Stepson: Elmer Carr.

Survivors include 7 Children: Vivian and Roger Yandell of Shawnee, Harrison and Mary Barnhill of Valiant, Victor and Amber Barnhill of Georgia, Gerald and Becky Barnhill of Utah, Paula and Bert Swenson of Utah, Brinda And Russell Potter of Utah, Charlene And Brad Orton of Utah, 1 Step-Son: Dale Mayberry of Noble, 32 Grandchildren, 31 Great-Grandchildren, 2 Great-Great-Grandchildren, 2 Brothers: Truman Barnhill and Elizabeth of Norman, and B.T. Barnhill and Arlene of Norman, 3 Sisters: Vina Harris Norman, Elsie and George Shaw Moore, Cherry and Terry Kirshner Norman, Numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

 

 

 

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Walter Barrowman

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Walter Edward Barrowman, Jr., are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Henninger-Allen Funeral Home, Enid, with Bro. Bob Rogers officiating.

Burial is to follow at Isabella Cemetery, Isabella.

Barrowman, 66 of the Enid area, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008 as a result of an accident. He was born in Eldorado, Ark., on Aug. 31, 1941 to Walter Edward and Ruth Barrowman.

He worked and lived in Seminole for many years and attended Little Mission Church. Barrowman also worked for Big Yank and Wal-Mart.

Surviving is his wife, Shirley Barrowman of Enid; five daughters: Sara Nuckols of Wewoka, Kay Wakefield of Holdenville, Kim Maynard of Spalding, LaDonna Vanlandingham of Seminole, and LaDena Barrowman of Texas; one son, Mike Barrowman; two stepdaughters: Claudette Leonard of Pennsylvania, and Dona Robertson of Enid; and one stepson, George Call of Pennsylvania.

In addition, his four sisters: Mary Russell of Midwest City, JoAnn McGhee of Oklahoma City, Linda Barrowman of Okarche, and Paula McCoy of Beggs; two brothers: Jerry and Larry Barrowman of the Oklahoma City area; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Esther

Barton

Esther Mae Barton died Sunday, Dec. 14. She was born Feb. 2, 1922, in Morris, to William and Cordelia (Frasier) Coker.

She and her family moved to Wetumka where she grew up from a small child to the age of 19. As an adult, she moved to Oklahoma City for a number of years. In 1967 she moved back to Holdenville where she resided at the time of her death.

Barton worked many years as a cook at Bobbie’s Restaurant, Holdenville Nursing Home, and Holdenville High School, where she retired in 1984.

On May 30, 1954 she rededicated her life to the Lord at Harvest Time Tabernacle where she attended, Reverend Richard Turner was her Pastor. Later, she attended the Holdenville Pentecostal Holiness Church until the time of her death.

She is survived by her daughters, Betty Sanders, of the home and Maxine Peters, of Holdenville; son, Roy Rubottom, of Wewoka; sister, Jewell Coker, of Wewoka; nine grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren; and nineteen great-great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death was husband, Jack Barton; sisters, Myrtle Bell and Evie Green; brothers, Roy Coker, Raymond Coker, Orville Coker, and Monroe Coker; son, Odell Pinion; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Pentecostal Holiness Church, in Holdenville, with Reverend Jerry Orsburn and Reverend Rick Madron officiating.

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

Pallbearers are Chris Rubottom, Michael Peters, Paul Pinion, Shane Peters, Brent Peters, and Brian Orsburn. Honorary bearers are Bobby Peters, Billy Peters, Carl Griggs, and Bill Robinson.

An online guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

 

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Jessie Beardslee

Funeral services for Wewoka native Jessie Velma Beardslee were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Fellowship with Rev. Al Workman officiating.

Burial is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Services were under the direction of Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home, Odessa, Texas.

Beardslee died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 at Parks Methodist Retirement Village. She was born Dec. 24, 1913 in Wewoka to Carlos and Mattie Streater Newman.

Prior to her marriage to Chauncey Beardslee in 1931, she attended Ong Elementary School; graduated from Wewoka High School; and attended college in Ada.

At the age of 18 she was the youngest member of the Rebecca Lodge in the State of Oklahoma and very quickly advanced through all the chairs.

She retired from Phillips Petroleum Company after many years as a geological secretary and was active in the Jane Phillips Sorority, serving as president and as Janues editor that showcased her talent as an artist.

After retirement she continued her interest in politics and current affairs, spending many hours painting and with her crafts.

Her parents; husband; and two grandchildren, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her son, Rick Beardslee of Midland, Texas; daughter, Vicky Simpson of Odessa, Texas; two granddaughters; two grandsons; two step-grandsons; eight great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

Elvin Beaty

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Elvin "Dale" Beaty are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Beaty, 44, died Thursday, April 17, 2008 in Seminole. He was born Aug. 29, 1963 in Mena, Ark., to Harld Wayne Beatty and Bertie Belvina (Author) Stone.

He was a welder for Hayes Axle and Willow Furniture Company. On May 6, 1985 he married Shirley Jean Beaty in Seminole.

Surviving is his wife of the home; three sons: Derik Harris of Ada, Andrew Beaty and Cash Beaty, both of Seminole; one daughter, Brandy Cannon of Wicks, Ark.; one brother, Jerry Beaty of Cove, Ark.; one sister, Roberta Blackard Ebbs of Bartlesville; one grandchild; his mother, Bertie Stone; his father, Wayne Beaty; and stepfathers: Jimmy Stone and Ernest "E.P." Sorrels.

Casket bearers will be: Cash Beaty, Justin Blackard, Andrew Beaty, Derik Harris, Josh brown, and Jerry Beaty.

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

 

 

 

 

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Clarence Benard

Funeral services for Clarence Joseph Benard, Sr. are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday at the Earlsboro School Auditorium with Rev. James Grayson, Sr. officiating and Rev. L.C. White assisting.

Interment will follow at Earlsboro Cemetery with military honors. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Clarence Joseph Benard, Sr., 53 year-old, longtime Earlsboro resident passed from this life Sunday, March 2, 2008 at his home in Earlsboro. He was born Nov. 17, 1954 in Beaumont, Texas to parents Elmer Benard and Mary (Thompson) Benard.

Clarence graduated from Douglas School in Wewoka. He married Veronica Anita Harris on June 3, 1977 in Spencer, Okla.

Clarence was also a member of Ware Chapel C.M.E. in Earlsboro.

Clarence served in the United States National Guard from 1977 to 1982. He is also a former member of the Earlsboro Volunteer Fire Department.

He worked for Exxon-Mobil for over 20 years retiring in October of 2005.

Together he and his wife Veronica has owned and operated Tapps BBQ Restaurant in Earlsboro.

He also enjoyed spending his time fishing and hunting and being a shade tree mechanic, helping other people and he never met a stranger.

Clarence leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 30 years, Veronica Benard of the home; his mother, Mary Miles of Wewoka; one son and daughter-in-law, Clarence Benard, Jr. and his wife Stacey of Earlsboro; and two daughters and a son-in-law, Elisha Benard of Earlsboro and Amber and her husband Ralph Davis of Earlsboro.

Also surviving are three brothers, Fredrick Johnson of Oklahoma City, Wayne Miles of Wewoka, and Rodney Harris and his wife Glenda of Spencer, Okla.; and three sisters, Emma Jones of Wewoka, Lawana Johnson of Oklahoma City and Anetta Johnson of Wewoka.

Other survivors include Veronica’s brother Maurice Harris and his wife Audrey of Shawnee; Veronica’s two sisters, Irma Cheatham of Earlsboro and Darlene Winrow of Earlsboro, also survive.

Five grandchildren, who were the apple of his eye, also survive: Clarence: Phenisha Benard Washburn; Kerri Benard; Martell Davis; Eli Benard and C.J. Benard.

Also surviving is a host of other family and dear friends.

His father, Elmer Benard; his grandparents; and his mother-in-law, Lucy Harris, precede Clarence in death.

Clarence was also preceded in death by one sister-in-law, Charlene Berry in 2007.

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

 

 





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Kenneth Bergman

Funeral services for former Seminole businessman Kenneth Harlan Bergman were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at United Methodist Church of Elk City.

Interment followed at Fairlawn Cemetery, Elk City, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home, Elk City.

Bergman, 74 of Elk City, died Friday, June 13, 2008 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born Oct. 13, 1933 near Medford, Okla., to Charles and Edna (Crowe) Bergman.

He was raised in Pond Creek, Okla., and graduated from Pond Creek High School. On Jan. 13, 1953 he married Beverly Dowe in Enid; together they raised three children.

Bergman served his country in the U.S. Army at Panama during the Korean Conflict. After discharge he attended Northwestern State College in Alva, Okla.

He worked for Gold Spot Dairy for a number of years and as a chemical salesman for Hedges and Gaden of Seiling, Okla.

Bergman lived in Prague for 29 years and worked as district sales manager with Occidental Chemical, and later as a salesman with Seminole Ford.

Since his retirement, he has made his home in Elk City for the past two years.

His parents preceded him n death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; one daughter, Janis Kincaid of Elk City; two sons: Mark Bergman of Stillwater and Brian Bergman of Oklahoma City; three brothers: Charles Bergman of Enid, Robert Bergman of Loveland, Colo., and Derald Bergman of Houston, Texas; and four grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

Mary

Bergsten

Mary Ellen Bergsten was born June 3, 1940, to Orval and Norma Casteel, in Bowlegs. They later moved to the Prairie Valley community where she graduated from high school in 1958.

She attended the University of Oklahoma School of Nursing, receiving a diploma in nursing, in 1961.

Mary and Cecil were married June 23, 1961. They had three children, Steven Bergsten (wife Lana), of Hurst, Texas, David Bergsten (wife Jamie), of Shawnee, and Cheryl Pfeffer (husband James), of Collinsville.

Mary returned to the University of Oklahoma in 1998 and received a B.A. degree in Sociology.

She worked in nursing for 40 years and from 1969 to 2001 she was employed at the Shawnee Medical Center Hospital, where she retired, in October, of 2001.

After retiring, she purchased a quilting machine and quilted for the public. She was a member of the Spinning Spools Quilt Guild and made many baby quilts, which were donated to community projects.

She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School Teacher, assisted with Bible School and served on several committees.

She was preceded in death by her dad, Orval Casteel and grandson, Andrew Bergsten.

She is survived by her husband, Cecil, of the home; 3 children; 2 daughters-in-law; 1 son-in-law; mother, Norma Casteel, of Shawnee; brother and sister-in-law, Les and Jeanette Casteel, of Harrison, Ark.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Royce Davis, from Midwest City, Patricia and James Fowler, of Plano, Texas, Kathy and Rick Crosby, of Bethel; 4 grandchildren, Ellen, Emma, and Ethan Pfeffer, and Olivia Bergsten; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, from Seminole; and the anticipated birth of grandson, Tyler Bergsten, in January.

Visitation will be held for Mary on Friday, Dec. 19, at Resthaven Funeral Home from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Fairview Baptist Church, with graveside services at Resthaven to follow

Mary wished to have donations made to Unity Cancer Center, in Shawnee, in lieu of flowers.

 

 

 

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Dories Berry

Services for Dories Kay Berry, age 62, of Seminole, formerly of Konawa, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jeff Woodyard will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

Mrs. Berry went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Dec. 24, at her home. She was born Jan. 16, 1946, in Ada, to Thelma Kathryn Parrish. She graduated from Vanoss high school and also attended college.

She married Donald Berry on Feb. 14, 1986, in Stratford. He preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1992. Mrs. Berry was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors include three children, Wayne DeLozier and wife Beth, of Tuttle, Don DeLozier and wife Lois, of Tulsa, and Shawnda DeLozier, of Seminole; seven grandchildren, Aaron DeLozier, Kristen DeLozier, Joshua DeLozier, Maysa DeLozier, Eddie DeLozier, Natalie DeLozier and Trey DeLozier; one great grandson, Landon Billings; brother, Joe Walker, of Ada; sister, Jackie Walker and husband Pat, of Konawa; nephews, Brent and Layton Walker; two great nieces, Tara and Christy Walker; and one great nephew, John Walker.

She was preceded in death by her mother and an aunt, Edith Hart.

Bearers will be her sons, Wayne Lee DeLozier, and Don Edward DeLozier II; two grandsons, Aaron Jordan DeLozier and William Edward DeLozier; two nephews, Brent Walker and Layton Walker; and a great nephew, John Walker.

Services under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, of Ada

 

 

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Edward

Bhatti

Edward Rafique Bhatti, age 62, of Seminole, formerly of Moore, passed away Dec. 13.

Edward’s first passion was his church, then his family, then work. He was a devout member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, in Moore and Immaculate Conception, in Seminole.

Edward was a great man, loving husband and the greatest dad a family could ask for. He was self-employed and he was the owner and operator of Biofuels Express #1, in Seminole.

He is survived by his wife, Christina Bhatti; sons, Edwin Bhatti and his wife Shari, Edmond Bhatti; daughters, Edwina Jhingan and her husband Nitin and Edna Bhatti.

I love you Honey; God Bless You Dad; we love you and will miss you always.

A Funeral Mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at St. Andrew Catholic Church, in Moore, with Father Jack Feehily officiating. Interment is to follow at Moore City Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel, 120 S. Broadway, in Moore.

 

 

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Mary Lou Billingsley

Graveside services for Mary Lou Billingsley are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. John Lively officiating; and under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Billingsley, 81, died in her home Wednesday, April 23, 2008 surrounded by her family. She was born in Shawnee on Aug. 6, 1926 to Floyd Dwight (Strawberry) and Lelia Maude (Grimes) Nicholson.

She was a 1944 graduate of Wewoka High School.

She married Weldon Preston Billingsley Oct. 14, 1944 in Carlsbad, N.M. He preceded her in death March 27, 2000, after 56 years of marriage. She is also preceded in death by her parents as well as her grandson, Colton Billingsley.

Billingsley was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She worked as credit manager for Lillian Russell and Custom Size, Inc., prior to her retirement in 1982.

She was an avid golfer, hitting three holes-in-one for which she was very proud. She was president of the Wewoka Golf and Country Club; member of the Wewoka Golf Association; and a member and officer of the Ladies Golf Association, for many years.

She was also a Cub Scout Den Mother, Boy Scout leader, and Bluebird and Camp Fire leader.

She is survived by her children: Richard and Linda Billingsley, Marilyn Holley, Steve and Kelly Billingsley, Patti and Stephen Powell, and Dana and Kent Roulston; and grandchildren: Kimberly Gibbs; Jenifer Givens; Timothy Gibbs; Kayla and Jayson Janes; Micah, Taylor, and Chandler Billingsley; Shane and Candy Powell; Chase Powell; Lacy Christopher; Justin and Tammy Roulston; Tyson Roulston; and Kendall Roulston.

In addition, she is survived by her great-grandchildren: Laci (Coker) and Repheal Miles; Kaci and Bretta Coker; Jodi, Jessica, and Juli Givens; and Preston and Jocelyn Gibbs; her great-great grandchildren: Braden and Ashlin Miles, and Kayli Ann Coker; her sister, Dorothy Ann Jenkins of Durango, Colo.; sister-in-law, Mary Billingsley of Oklahoma City; brother and sister-in-law, Walter C. and Faye Billingsley of Bixby; and several nieces and nephews.

Honorary bearers will be: Terry McCrary, Terry Mantooth, Johnny Grimes, John Smart, Randy Brooks, J.M. Windle, and Greg Smith.

 

Kenneth Blackwood

Kenneth Gene Blackwood died Sunday, July 13, 2008, at his home in Prague.

A former Wewoka resident, Blackwood was honored in a memorial service Wednesday at Crosstown Outreach Church in Shawnee.

Rev. John Campbell officiated the service.

Blackwood was a member of Crosstown.

Virginia Blake

Private graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Virginia Justine (Lurry) Blake are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Resthaven Cemetery in Oklahoma City.

Family and friends are invited to share memories and celebrate her life through her art at 12 p.m. on Saturday at Chi Gallery, 2300 NW 17th St., Oklahoma City.

Blake, 83, died Wednesday, June 25, 2008 in Seminole. She was born Feb. 11, 1925 in Oklahoma City to John T. and Jessie Lurry.

She and her husband of 53 years moved from Oklahoma City 30 years ago. She was an artist, primarily a painter on both canvas and china.

Preceding her in death are husband, Tommy Blake, and two sisters, Mildred Leach and Claudia Wade, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters: Gwen Blake and DeRenda Moore, of Seminole; four grandchildren; and two siblings: Ernestine Cunningham and Oliver Lurry, both of Seminole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Donna Blankenship

Funeral services for Seminole resident Donna Ruth Blankenship are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with John and Bernice Campbell officiating. 

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

Donna Ruth Blankenship passed away on Monday, March 31, 2008 at home at the age of 61. She was born on Oct. 30, 1947 in Ardmore, Okla., to Luther Joe and Gloria Dean (Lambert) Blankenship.

She was an LPN for 33 years at Elmwood Manor in Wewoka and also worked at Kids-R-Us in Shawnee until her death.

She is survived by three brothers: Michael Dean Petty and wife Kathy of Marlow, Mark Douglas Petty and wife Deanna of Tulsa, and Patrick Paul Petty of Tulsa; two sisters: Shelley Denise Trammell of Seminole and Laura Lou Turcotte and husband Raymond, Sr. of Oklahoma City.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Curtis Blanton

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Curtis Lee Blanton are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, Wewoka.

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

Blanton, 69, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at his residence. He was born Dec. 8, 1938 in Wewoka at Nathan and Ethel (Davis) Blanton.

He was a self-employed auto mechanic and served with the 45th Army division.

His parents; brothers: Arther and Darrelll Blanton; and sister, Ann Ezell, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his children: Pamela Flynn of Moore, Dewayne Blanton of Kingsman, Ariz., Kay Raymond of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Faye Carstens of Houston, Texas, and Shawn Blanton of Cortez, Colo.; siblings: Dorothy Hartsfield, John Blanton, Glendale Blanton, Virginia Haley, Carol Larson, Linda Shaub, and Nathan Blanton, Jr.; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and special friend, Melba Malone of Macomb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kenny Blaylock

Funeral services for Kenny " p.m., Thursday, July 3, 2008 at First Baptist Church in Holdenville. Interment will follow at Crossroads Cemetery in Calvin, Oklahoma, under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Blaylock passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at Holdenville General Hospital with his family by his bedside.

Blaylock was born on January 30, 1960 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Derl and Betty "Butler" Blaylock.

As a toddler one of the mischievous things Kenny enjoyed were sitting by the highway throwing rocks at any unfortunate passerby.

Through his childhood he loved playing sports and finding any of his friends to help him pick on his little sister Tracy.

Blaylock graduated from Moss High School in 1978. He continued his education at Rogers State College where he graduated in 1980 with an associate degree in Physical Education.

He married Carolyn and son Rath on December 17, 1982 at Banner Baptist Church in Horntown. Onto this marriage one daughter, Kendra, was born on May 2, 1990, in Ada.

Kenny dedicated his last 10 years as a deacon at Banner Baptist Church in Horntown. Kenny was employed by Hughes County District #1 for 17 years.

For the past 9 years Blaylock worked for X.A.E. Corp. known now as Canaan Resources of Oklahoma City as a roustabout in the oil field.

When he was not working he was doing something outside, Blaylock treasured his tractors and hay equipment.

When Blaylock was younger, he loved hauling square bales of hay.

He also was an avid sports fan. that loved watching Rath play baseball and Kendra play softball.

Blaylock loved helping his children show pigs and could not wait until his grandkids could show too.

He also enjoyed his cat CeCe about as much as he loved his grandkids.

Blaylock was preceded in death by his mother Betty "Butler" Blaylock in 2007.

He is survived by his wife Carolyn and daughter Kendra, of the home; son Rath and wife April, Lamar; Grandchildren Hailey, Riley, and Rohby of Lamar; father Derl Blaylock, Holdenville; sister, Tracy Blaylock, Ada; mother in law Sue Nall; brother in law, all of Holdenville.

 

 

Warren Bodkin

Funeral services for Maud native Warren Earl Bodkin are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, at the Maud High School Auditorium.

Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud. Rev. Delbert Reed will officiate the service with close family friend, Nels Rodefeld, assisting.

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

Warren Earl Bodkin died quietly in his sleep at his home Monday, April 28, 2008 at the age of 73. Warren was born May 13, 1934 to Hazel (McFarland) Bodkin and Earl H. Bodkin in Maud.

Warren lived his entire life in Pottawatomie County, the fourth generation of the Bodkin family, still owning the original tract of land west of Maud that was homesteaded in the ‘Land Run’.

He met and married Geraldine ‘Jerry’ Rankin in 1954 after a bit of gentle encouragement from his mother.

Warren graduated from Maud Public Schools and continued his education at Oklahoma A&M, now known as Oklahoma State University. He was a great advocate of education and served 15 years on the Maud Board of Education.

He was instrumental in the development of building of the Maud Community Center and Swimming Pool, recognizing the need for summer recreation for the children of Maud and a banquet hall for various organizations and events.

Warren grew up in the furniture business with his parents. He was co-owner of the Bodkin-Farrar Hardware and later joined his Dad in the Bodkin Furniture Store following the death of his mother in an auto accident near Maud.

He worked in the store, eventually becoming the owner where he remained until his retirement in 1989. Warren spent the next years of his life raising cattle and farming full time, which was his true passion in life.

He was meticulous about everything he did - from setting posts to planting rows of corn. He planned each day around a particular task on the farm or around the house and did not adjust very well to interference with those plans due to weather or other adverse conditions.

He cherished time with his family especially on the 4th of July holidays spent at the pond watching fireworks and hoping the boys did not set his pasture on fire (which did happen a few times.)

He attended graduations, weddings, ball games and birthday parties; always very quietly watching his family grow.

Warren enjoyed going to the lake especially when he could cook and sneak food to the dogs under the table when he thought we weren't watching.

Warren was a tough man on the exterior but had a soft heart especially for his family. The footprints he leaves behind will be hard ones to fill...

Warren leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 54 years, Jerry Bodkin of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Janis Bodkin of Maud; and three daughters and sons-in-laws: Kelley and Herb Buchanan of Maud, Shelley and Gary Presley of Healdton, Okla., and Kathy Bodkin of Ponte Verda Beach, Fla.

Other survivors include: seven grandchildren who he loved dearly: Brian O'Daniel, and Brett O'Daniel, both of Maud, Lesley O'Daniel of Moore, Meredith Presley of Norman, Dustin Bodkin, Kash Bodkin and Bryce Bodkin all of Maud; also his two great-grandsons; Ryan O'Daniel and Ty O'Daniel and another great-grandchild is expected in July.

Also surviving are sisters and brothers-in-law: Carroll and K.C. ‘Tex’ Farrar of Redding Calif. and Deanna and Joe Ray Noland of Marietta, Ga.; sister-in-law, Alene and husband Maurice Saulsbury of Drumright; and brother-in-law, Howard and wife Sue Rankin of Seminole, Oklahoma.

His aunts: Eunice Haer of Knoxville, Tenn., Clarice Wooten of Florida and Glenn McFarland of Idaho also survive.

Warren was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Hazel Bodkin and by one beloved grandson, Mason Presley.

Casket bearers will be: Brian O’Daniel, Brett O’Daniel, Dustin Bodkin, Kevin Cook, Al Bassett and Nels Rodefeld.

Honorary bearers will be: grandsons, Kash Bodkin, Bryce Bodkin and great grandsons, Ryan O’Daniel and Ty O’Daniel.

The family will be having lunch at noon prior to the funeral, at the Maud Community Center.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Franklin

Booth

Franklin D. Booth, age 74, of Eufaula, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Muskogee Regional Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 29, 1934, in Holdenville, to Delbert and Ola Selma (Goforth) Booth. He attended Capital Hill High School.

Booth worked as a plant manager for Chromolly, in Midwest City, for fifteen years. On May 8, 1980, he married Shan Phelps, in Ada. He was a member of Faith Community Church.

Survivors include his wife, Shan, of the home; son, Mike Booth, of McCloud; daughters, Teri Leathers, of McCloud, Janet North, of Seminole and Cheryl Booth, of Seminole; step sons, Steve Bonsall, of Oklahoma City, Brad Bonsall, of Midwest City, and Rusty Cobb, of McCloud; step daughter, Debbie Wood, of Tuttle; brothers, Kenneth Booth and Ronnie Booth, both of Eufaula; sister, Wanda Kellison, of Eufaula; thirty grandchildren and twenty-eight great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are his parents; daughter, LaDonna Taylor; sister, Loretta Cartledge; and brother, Wendell Booth.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 19, at the Faith Community Church, in Whitefield, with Reverends Bill and Mary Fitzer officiating.

Burial will follow at the Bower Cemetery under the direction of Hunn, Black and Merritt Funeral Home.

Earl Bowen

Graveside services for Seminole resident Earl Bowen are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at New Hope Cemetery in Meeker with Mickey Shaw officiating.

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

Earl passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home at the age of 87. He was born Oct. 26, 1920 in Duffield, Va., to Henry and Nina Bowen.

He married Billie Faye (Bishop) on May 7, 1947 in Shawnee. Earl was retired from Tinker Air Force Base where he worked for over 20 years as a welder.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Nicoma Park, 33rd Degree Master Mason. He served in the United States Army as a staff sergeant in the 6thIinfantry Division in the Philippines.

He is survived by two sons; Jerry Bowen and wife Patti of Seminole, and J.C. Bowen and wife Lark of Moore; one daughter, Janet Cox of Arlington, Texas; one brother, Tommy Bowen of Meeker; and one sister, Birdie Funk of New Jersey.

He is also survived by six grandchildren: Branon Bowen of Seminole, Brian and Kelly Cox of Mansfield, Texas, Brad Cox of Midlothian, Texas, Branish Bowen of Seminole, Amanda and Todd Speer of Broken Arrow and Travis Beeson of Oklahoma City; and seven great-grandchildren; Austin Bowen, Peyton Bowen, Cameron Cox, Brenden Cox, Brice Cox, Dawson Carney and Blaine Choate.

His parents; wife, Billie Bowen on April 8, 2006; one son, Ricky; and two brothers, precede him in death.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Joyce Bowers

Funeral services for lifelong Maud resident Joyce "Inez" (Hale) Bowers are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud, Oklahoma.

Rev. Wayne Taylor will officiate the service with interment following at Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

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

Bowers, 67, died Thursday, March 27, 2008 at Unity Health Center in Shawnee. She was born Dec. 30, 1940 in Oklahoma City to parents O.B. "Dump" Hale and Nina Pearl (Brooks) Hale.

She graduated from Maud High School with the class of 1959. She worked driving a school bus for Maud Public Schools for seven years and then worked in housekeeping at Unity Health Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma for 15 years until her retirement.

On July 13, 1964 she married Lon J. Bowers in Sherman, Texas. He preceded her in death on July 2, 2005.

She was also active in her community as a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Maud, The Red Hat Society, American Legion Auxiliary and the W.M.U. at Trinity Baptist Church.

Her parents; her husband Lon Bowers (July 2, 2005); and one great-granddaughter, preceded her in death.

Survivors include three sons: Curtis Bowers, Lloyd Bowers and twin brother, Floyd Bowers, all of Maud; one daughter, Valerie Johnson of Smithville, Texas; one brother Richard Hale of McKinney, Texas; one sister Virginia Pack of Madill, Okla.; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 177 - Maud, OK 74854.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Robert Boyd

Funeral services for Chandler resident Robert E. Boyd are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday in the auditorium of the Chandler High School Performing Arts Center.

Officiating will be Buster Sides, minister of the Blanchard Church of Christ. Interment is to follow at Oak Park Cemetery in Chandler.

Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Chandler.

Boyd died Wednesday, may 14, 2008 at his home. He was born Aug. 13, 1953 in Sayre to Phillips N. and Winifred Fullerton Boyd.

He spent his childhood in Sayre and graduated from there in 1971. On Sept. 7, 1974 he married Janet K. Mollet in Elk City. They moved to Chandler from Norman in 1979.

Boyd was a graduate of Oklahoma State University’s School of Journalism with a degree in advertising and public relations. He worked for the Sayre Journal, Stillwater News-Press, Norman Transcript and Lincoln County News before opening his advertising agency in 1987.

He was the owner of Bob Boyd Advertising Services and a member of the Central Church of Christ, Chandler, where he served as a song leader and teacher, and was recently nominated as a deacon.

Boyd was a past president of Lincoln County On-Stage and had served the community theater organization as a director, set and crew member, actor, and publicist.

He was a member of the committee for Boy Scout Troop 111, served as a Cub and Webelos leader in Chandler Cub Scout Pack 1, and coached young baseball players in tee-ball.

Boyd was involved in numerous community events, serving on the Ice Cream Festival committee and the Chandler Parks Board. He was an active Civil War history student and a fan of youth sports.

Surviving is his wife; son, Cody of the home; sister, Linda J. Boyd of Oklahoma City; and brother, Phil Boyd of Chandler.

 

 

 

 

 

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James Boyett

Graveside services for Sasakwa resident James C. Boyett are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Rattan Cemetery, Rattan, Okla.

Services are to be conducted by Stout-Philips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Boyett died Tuesday, May 6, 2008 in Wewoka. He was born Sept. 7, 1938 in Montgomery, Ala., to Everett and Ora Lee (Potte) Boyett.

He was a graduate of Rattan High School and later entered the U.S. Army. Following his service, he became self-employed as a mechanic.

Boyett enjoyed the country life, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.

His parents; sister, Della Davis; and brother, Alvin Boyett, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his daughter, Brenda Sue Boyett of Antlers; son, James C. Boyett Jr. of Antlers; and siblings: Elvin Boyett of Hot Springs, Aek., Rosetta Hagler of Ft. Townsend, Okla., Norma Reich of Sasakwa, and Kenneth Boyett of Rattan.

 

 

 

 

Judith Breeding

Funeral service for former Seminole resident Judith "Judy" Ann Breeding are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church with Rev. Don Ramsey and Dr. Jack Medlock officiating.

Burial is to follow at 2 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery in Shawnee. Services are under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.

Breeding, 50, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at an Ada hospital. She was born Nov. 20, 1957 in Wichita, Kan., to Marvin and Alice Wheeler Thomas.

She graduated from Capitol Hill High School in Oklahoma City and from Seminole State College.

On July 18, 1975 she married Gary Breeding in Oklahoma City. She was a marketing manual specialist for Pre-Paid Legal Services from 2006 to the present.

Previously she was employed with the Oklahoma Tax Commission in Oklahoma City. Breeding attended the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church.

Her son, Matthew Breeding, and her daughter, Melissa Breeding, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Gary, of the home; three daughters: Nicole Allen of Houston, Texas, Catherine Breeding of Moore, and Cynthia Breeding of the home; two sons: Christopher Breeding of Moore and Tracy Breeding of the home; her mother, Alice Nichols of Francis; two grandchildren; and three brothers: Jimmy Thomas and Kenneth Thomas, both of Chehalis, Washington, and Clyde Thomas of Nicoma Park.

Bearers will be: James Burke, Bryan Standifer, Terry Kinnamon, James Austin, Joshua Austin and Wayne Reeves.

 

 

 

 

Edna Brinker

Longtime Seminole resident Edna Jean Brinker passed away on Sunday, Dec. 14, at the age of 57.

She was born Feb. 7, 1951 in Holdenville, to William "Bill" Clyde and Ida (Bowden) Adkins. She was a graduate of Seminole High School.

Edna worked for the City of Seminole water office, The Seminole Police Department and Wrangler.

Edna married Steve Brinker in Canadian County on June 5, 1969.

She is survived by her husband, Steve Brinker, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Jade Brinker, of Seminole and Jason and Missy Brinker, of Seminole; brother, Billy Dale Adkins, of Seminole; and three grandchildren, Nicholas Brinker, whom she helped raise, Brian Sims, and Trevor Brinker.

Edna loved her family and her grandkids were her life. Edna loved to travel.

She is also survived by special friends, Dianah Bundy and Janie Kelley and a host of other family and dear friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Ida Adkins and mother and father-in-law: Chester and Ethelda Brinker.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wed. Dec. 17, at the Immanuel Fellowship Church with Danny Fisher and Tim Tate officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike Haskins, Jack Thompson, Tommy Mackey, Terry McGinnis, Curtis Bundy and Ron Allen.

Honorary Bearers will be Jim Robertson, Mike Kiesel and the Seminole Police Officers.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Immanuel Fellowship Church, 3103 Hwy 3 North, in Seminole, in Edna’s memory.

 

 

 

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Shanda Brock

Graveside services for Shanda Lynette Brock were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Little Cemetery with Pastor Carl Whitfield officiating.

Services were under the direction of Eisenhower Funeral Home, Blanchard.

Brock, 36, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008. She was born Feb. 18, 1972 in Oklahoma City to Patricia Ann (Nelson) and Haskel Thomas Brock.

She enjoyed being outdoors, water sports, and spending time with her family.

Her father preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Thanh Doan of Houston, Texas; daughters: Devin Brock, Dashia Brock and Lauren Brock, all of Houston; mother, Patty, of Oklahoma City; brother, Haskell Brock of Oklahoma City; sister, Regina Brock of Oklahoma City; and grandmother, Ruby Bemo of Seminole.

 

Bailey Brooks

Funeral services for Konawa resident Bailey Elizabeth Brooks are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Konawa High School Performing Arts Center with Rev. Mona Fulks and Pastor Truett officiating.

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

Bailey Elizabeth Brooks, age five, passed Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at Purcell Memorial Hospital in Purcell, Okla. She was born April 19, 2002 in Norman. to Tracy Alan and Lori Denise (Phillips) Brooks.

Bailey attended kindergarten at Konawa Public Schools. She was active in basketball, the Natalie Walker Dance Group and a member of The Clover Bud's. 

Bailey was also a member of the Konawa Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Her great-grandparents, Harvey and Julia Duddon, Tom and Mae Crow, Daisy Corvin, Clifford Phillips, Kathryn Marie Gahagan and one great-uncle, Larry Corvin, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her parents; Tracy and Lori Brooks of the home; two brothers, Bradley Scott Hicks of Austin, Texas and Tyler Logan Brooks of the home; grandparents, Charles and Rosetta Brooks of Konawa, Harold and Gayle Sheppard of Roff, Okla., and Harvey and Cecelia Phillips of Stonewall, Okla.; aunts and uncles: Brian and Judy Brooks of Ada, Darryl and Angie Brooks of Konawa, Joe and Amber Brooks of Ada, Jeremiah and Debra Brooks of Ada, Amber and Chad Sliger of Stonewall, Dustin and Christi Sheppard of Ada and Cody and Kassi Sheppard of Roff; several cousins 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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Fread Brooks

Services for brother of longtime Seminole residents, Janette "Hook" Hancock and Inez Figley, Fread Hutto Brooks, will be planned at a later date.

Brooks, 89, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008 in The Dalles, Ore. He was born Aug. 18, 1918 in Steedman, Okla., to Carley B. and Gennetty (Spence) Brooks.

He attended school at Red Oak in Steedman and was a veteran of World War II. Brooks served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and also in the Southern-Philippines and Ryuukyus campaigns.

After returning home to Allen, Okla., he met and then married Jewel Watson on Oct. 16, 1946. In early 1950 they moved to California.

The couple then made their home in Tulare, Calif., where he worked for UPS assembling trucks before retiring.

His parents, wife, two brothers and five sisters, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his daughter, Dona Lee Brooks Warren of Folson, La.; three granddaughters: Bonnie and Paul Teishandorf, Elsie and Royce McCormick, and Melissa and Bill Johnson, all of Louisiana; four great-grandchildren: Elizabeth Brooks, Brett and Dustin Johnson and Cameron McCormick; one brother, Johnny Brooks of Seminole; and four sisters, Janette, Inez, Irene Samsel of Oklahoma City,and Mazie Knighten of Holdenville.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lillian Brooks

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Lillian Pauline Brooks are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Michael Vallandingham of First Baptist Church officiating.

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

Lillian Brooks passed away Friday, June 13, 2008 at Elmwood Nursing Home, Wewoka, at the age of 93 years. She was born March 24, 1915 at Altus, Ark., to John and Rith (Nichols) Dixon.

She married Jim Webster Brooks in 1934 in Wewoka. Lillian graduated from Wewoka High School and later attended Draughn Business College in Oklahoma City, receiving a Certificate of Completion.

Lillian was a bookkeeper for Clay Forsee Chevrolet for a number of years. She was an active member of First Baptist Church.

She was a Cub Scout Den Mother and member of the Dahlia Garden Club and Bridge Club. Lillian has a passion for crocheting and giving her creations to her many friends.

Her parents; husband, Jim Brooks; son, Ricky Brooks; sister, Mary Hawkins; and brother, Chesley Dixon and Glen Dixon, preceded her in death.

Survivors include: son, Randy and wife Janis of Wewoka; grandson, Jeff Brooks and wife Jeri of Oklahoma City; special cousin, Beth Young South of Hemet, Calif.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Paul Loeffelholz, Jim Fleming, Maek Kedy, Davis Kedy, Gerald Hill and Johnny Grimes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michael

Brooks

Michael William Brooks died Monday, Dec. 8, at the age of 67, in Seminole. He was born on April 13, 1941, in Middletown, Ohio, to parents John Joseph and Ethel Marie (Davis) Brooks.

He served his country with the United States Marine Corps and worked in the maintenance department of Norce Resource Center, in Enid.

He married Rita Ann Smith on July 27, 1971, in Wellington, Kan. They made their home in Seminole the last 12 years. He was a member of El Shaddai Church.

He is survived by his wife, Rita Brooks, of the home; son, Michael Brooks, Jr., of Enid; daughters Karry Frankee, of Covington and Michele Parker, of Enid; brothers, John Brooks, Tony Brooks, and Jeff Roberson; sisters, Dana Roberson, Diana Roberson, Joann Brooks, and Jerry; and three grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his stepfather, Bill Roberson; three brothers; and one grandson.

A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m. at Baptist Church, in Covington with Frank Johnston officiating. Arrangements by Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

A guest book is available at www.ParksBrothers.net

 

William

Brooks

William "Bill" Eugene Brooks, age 84, long-time resident of Asher, died Friday, Nov. 14, at the Oklahoma Veteran’s Center, in Norman.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Avoca Church of Christ, in Asher, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, of Konawa. Burial will follow at the Wanette Cemetery. D.W. "Red" Barnes will officiate.

Brooks was born Oct. 28, 1924, to James L. Brooks and Bertha (Davis) Brooks. in Asher.

He married Lena Scarborough on May 1, 1948, in Sacramento, Calif. He was a mechanic and a member of the Avoca Church of Christ, in Asher, a member of the Masonic Lodge, and a member of the VFW. He also rode horses.

He is survived by his wife, Lena Brooks, of Tucson, Ariz.; son, Jim Brooks, of Long Island, N.Y.; daughter, Julie Brooks, of Tucson, Ariz.; three sisters, Ophelia Grosz, of Moreno Valley, Calif., Juanell Zandona, of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Nelda Brooks, of Asher; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Bertha Brooks; daughter, Jeanne Brooks; and three brothers, Earl, Buck and Kent Brooks.

Pallbearers are Dewey Goodin, Deb Goodin, Phillip Brothers, Brad Johnson, Ed Stark, Scot Brooks, and Andrew Brooks.

 

 

 

 

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Carroll

Brooksher

Carroll Dean Brooksher, 53 year-old Wewoka resident died Sunday, Dec. 29, at Baptist Hospital, in Oklahoma City. He was born Aug. 7, 1955, in Wynnewood, to Raymond Brooksher and Ethel (Blackwood) Brooksher.

Brooksher was a school administrator and coach. He just retired as Superintendent of New Lima School in 2008. He had also worked at Wyandotte, Schulter and Buffalo Valley Schools. He moved to Seminole county from Healdton three and a half years ago.

He married Lynn Brooksher on April 11, 2003 in Mena, Ark. She survives him of the home. Other survivors include his mother, Ethel Brooksher, of Maysville; three sons, Chaz Brooksher, of Monroe, La., Brett Brooksher, of Ada, and Colten Brooksher, of Ada; one daughter, Hailee Wyanne Brooksher, of Wewoka; two brothers Larry and Wesley Brooksher, of Maysville; two sisters, Fuchsia Dickson, of Oklahoma City and Norma Wilkerson, of Oklahoma City.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 at the Immanuel Fellowship Church, in Seminole with Tim Tate officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, in Wewoka.

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

 

 

 

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Genevieve

Brown

Genevieve Maxine (Akin) Brown, age 94, died Thursday, Nov. 6, at Seminole Estates Care Center, in Seminole.

She was a lifelong Pottawatomie and Seminole County resident who lived in the Remus, Saint Louis, Macomb, Fairview and Seminole communities.

She was born Feb. 20, 1914, in Maud, to Emsley Floyd "E.F." Akin, Sr. and Grace Mahala (Bradburn) Akin. She graduated from Maud High School in 1931. She married Rural L. Brown in 1931 and he preceded her in death in April, of 1976.

Brown was a homemaker and a longtime member of the Seminole Free Will Baptist Church. She also served as a "Past Worthy Matron" of the Maud Eastern Star, where she received her 50-year plaque.

Brown was a member of the Remus Home Demonstration club for over 20 years and served as Past President for the Seminole Pink Ladies having over 8,400 hours of service, at Seminole Hospital.

Survivors include her two sons, Wayne L. Brown, of Wichita, Kan. and Bobby G. Brown, of Chino Valley, Ariz.; one daughter, Beverly Hass, of San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, Floyd Akin, of Maud, and Jimmy Akin, of Norman; eight grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and 13 great- great grandchildren.

Brown is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Rural L. Brown; and one sister, Mary Alice Kindle.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole. Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery, in Maud. Rev. Delbert Akin, Rev. David McDougal and Rev. Allen Wood will officiate the service.

Casket bearers will be: Keith Brown, Paul Brown, Kalen Hoffman, Laura Brown, Danny Akin and Gary Akin.

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

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

 

 

 

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Linda Brown

Funeral services for McAlester resident Linda Lorraine (Moore) Ayers Brown are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Middle Creek Baptist Church, Sasakwa.

Burial is to follow at Thomastown Cemetery, Sasakwa with Rev. Knighton of East Star Baptist Church to officiate.

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

Brown, 56, died Monday, April 7, 2008 at her home. She was born Jan. 21, 1952 in Holdenville to Lee Moore Jr., and Hudalia (Adkerson) Moore.

She was brought up and attended school in Holdenville, and was a basketball and track athlete at Holdenville High School.

She married Gary Paul Ayers and lived in Tatum, Okla., for many years. Later she married Thompson Brown in 1980 and they lived in Holdenville and Ada before moving to McAlester in 1994.

Brown worked as a dietary aide in various places, most recently for the past five years at the Van Buren House in McAlester.

Her first husband, five children, and one grandson, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; nine children: Paula Ayers of McAlester, Joyce Ayers of Seminole, Brian Ayers of Florida, Nicole Ayers of Oklahoma City, Monica Ayers of Milwaukee, Wis., Steven Ayers of McAlester, Patrick Ayers of McAlester, Tommy Brown of Hartshorne, and Kimberly Brown of McAlester; 18 grandchildren; her parents of Holdenville; six brother: Virgil Moore of Holdenville, Kevin Moore of California, Kenny Moore of Holdenville, Gregory Moore of Birmingham, Kirt Moore of Holdenville, and James Moore of Shawnee; and six sisters: Annette Adkerson Moore of Holdenville, Dorothy Jackson of Birmingham, Selena Lobett of Birmingham, Valorie Moore of Holdenville, Gloriea Moore of Birmingham, and Tanya Sams of Birmingham.

 

Thomas Brown

Funeral services for Seminole native Thomas H. Brown were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Wetumka Assembly of God Church with Rev. Darrel Gibbs officiating.

Interment followed at Lenna Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home,

Brown, 67, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 at his home in Wetumka. He was born in Seminole on April 4, 1940 to John Brown and Ina Smith Brown.

He moved with his family to California as a young child and as a young man he returned to Oklahoma and resided in several Oklahoma Communities.

Brown spent several years in Maud, where he worked for the city. In the late 1980’s Brown moved to Wetumka.

He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Wetumka Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Dina Faye Brown; two sons: John Thomas Brown of Seminole and Floyd Lynn Brown of Seminole; five grandchildren; and one brother, Fletcher Harold Brown of Winchester, Okla.

Pallbearers were: Timothy Brown, T.J. Brown, Floyd Brown, Jr., Keith Harrison, DeWayne Dyer and Rick Griggs.

 

 

 

Alvin Brumley

Funeral services for Alvin Brumley will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Penecostal Holiness Church in Davis with Brother Johnny Beckmon and Pastor Vernon Carr officiating. Interment will follow at the Green Hill Cemetery in Davis.

Al was born on June 28, 1922 in Madill, OK to John and Rebecca (Moore) Brumley.

He went to be with the lord on Saturday, June 28, 2008 in Davis at the age of 86.

Al and Jo Ann Puckett were married on April 18, 1947 in Shawnee.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Richard Brumley; one granddaughter, Jordan Zametz; six brothers, and two sisters.

Al served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army Air Force.

Following the war, Al began a career in the Oilfield Industry where he worked as a pumper until his retirement in 1974.

During his retirement, he remained busy working as a "Jack of all Trades."

He spent countless hours doing carpentry work, raising honeybees and working as a handy man to anyone that was in need of help in the neighborhood.

As a Christian, Al was a true believer of the Bible and lived by it. He had a soft spot in his heart when it came to orphans and widows.

He did what he could to make their lives better.

Al was a very devoted family man. He loved each one of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and expressed his love greatly.

He was a 32-degree Mason and had served as Master and secretary of the Masonic Trye Lodge 22 of Davis.

Survivors include his wife Jo Ann; two daughters, Becky Whitehead and husband Joe of Davis, and Karen Zametz and husband Lenny of Arlington, Texas; five grandchildren, Jennifer White and husband Lannie of Elmore City, Justin Whitehead of Davis and Julie, James and Kevin Zametz all of Arlington, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Morgan, Hannah and Emalie White and Abbey and Jaylen Zametz; one sister Oweta Johnson of Uma, Az. and one brother Herman Brumley of Phoenix, Az.

Serving as pallbearers will be Don Cash, Efrain Gonzales, Cavin Jones, Mark and Tanner Pullen and Chris Chou.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society-Leukemia Research of the Christopher Reaves Spinal Cord Injury Research Center.

Services were "Entrusted to" Hales Funeral Home of Davis.

Charles

Bruner

Charles Bruner, age 59, died Monday, Dec. 8, at Integris Baptist Medical Center, in Oklahoma City.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Dec. 13, at the First Baptist Church, in Konawa, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral, in Konawa. Rev. L.R. Drinkwater, Rev. Wilburn Bruner, and Rev. Famous Cochran will officiate. Burial will follow at the Bruner Cemetery, in Konawa.

He was born Jan. 16, 1949, in Oklahoma City, to Johnnie Bruner and Geneva (Nero) Bruner. Bruner attended Konawa elementary and later moved with his family to Oklahoma City. He served as Youth Leader of the Catholic Church, in the Walnut Grove Community. He lived also in Boston, Mass.

He worked at Leeway, Wilson Food Corporation and later worked as a taxi driver. He married Queen Lee in 1973. He was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, of Konawa.

He is survived by three sons, Charles Bruner, Jr., of Jefferson City, Miss., Michael D. Bruner and Quinton Bruner, both of Oklahoma City; step-daughter, Kathy Carrington, of Atlanta, Ga.; five brothers, Joseph Willie Bruner, Bryant (Mary) Bruner, Errol Bruner, and Michael Bruner, all of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Rebecca (Willie) Henderson and Charlesetta Branton, both of Oklahoma City; ten grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Geneva Bruner; and two brothers, John Dean Bruner and Jackie Lee Bruner

Pallbearers are Bryant Bruner, Errol Bruner, Michael Bruner, Charles Bruner, Jr., Michael Devon Bruner, Quinton Bruner, David young, and Alvin Williamson.

 

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Dianna Bruner

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Dianne Jane Bruner are scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Many Springs Baptist Church in Holdenville.

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

Bruner, 64, died Saturday, April 12, 2008 in Ardmore. She was born April 7, 1944 in Ada to Ruben and Rose Orphan.

She attended Byng High School and on Sept. 12, 1969 she married Leon Alex Bruner in Durant.

Her parents; husband; a brother, Eugene Orphan; and a sister, Diann Anoatubby, preceded her in death.

Surviving are five children: Laura Gooden of Ardmore, Johnny Bruner, Sr. of Owasso, Leon Bruner, Jr., Michelle Bruner, and Michael Bruner, Jr., all of Ardmore; two brothers: Ruben and Levi; one sister, Lou; and 12 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be: Farentino Coody, Franklin Coody, Thomas Harjo, Billy Spain Jr., Gary Howard Jr., and John Evans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beverly Bryant

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Beverly Gay Bryant were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Havenbrook Funeral Home, Norman.

Interment followed at Sunset Memorial Park in Norman. Arrangements were under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home.

Brayant, 55, died Tuesday, March 25, 2008, after a long illness. She was born Sept. 1, 1952 in in Ada to Gilmer and Imogene (Sadler) Morgan of Wewoka.

After graduating from Wewoka High School in 1970, she attended the University of Oklahoma and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Technology, with an emphasis in Nuclear Medicine.

She later received a Master’s degree in Education and taught at Oscar Rose State College for 17 years and went on to become an Associate Professor of the Radiologic Technology Department at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center.

She and her husband, Tommy Bryant, had one child, Morgan, and enjoyed entertaining friends and hosting family activities.

Her father and husband of 32 years, Tommy, preceded her in death.

Surviving is daughter, Morgan Bryant; her mother, Imogene Morgan, both of Norman; and brother, Dr. Gil Morgan of Edmond.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ernest

Buchanan

Ernest Herbert Buchanan passed away quietly on Aug. 16, at the age of 82. Ernest was born in Dibble, on Dec. 7, 1925 to William M. and Emma Mae Berry Buchanan and attended Summers Chapel School.

He joined the Navy in 1944 at the age of 19 and was assigned to the USS Shasta, an ammunitions ship. The USS Shasta was engaged in several battles including Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Honshoe. She was headed to Pearl Harbor on Dec. 2, 1944 but did not arrive until Dec. 14 after the bombing. Ernest was honorably discharged in 1946 and returned to Oklahoma.

Ernest went on a blind date with Lena Mae Ashby, set up by her sister Faye and her boyfriend Bedell Wylie, also a friend of Ernest’s. Ernest and Lena Mae were married on May 18, 1948 in Purcell, and made their home in Bowlegs before moving to their farm in 1975. They had four children, a son Herbert, and three daughters, Linda, Anita and Sandra.

Ernest worked as a mechanic at Harmel Motors and Norton Ramsey Chevrolet in Seminole until he retired and began farming full time. He enjoyed running his dozer and raising cattle, working long hours keeping both operating smoothly.

He served on the Bowlegs Board of Education for ten years, was an active member of the Wolf Security Patrol, and member of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association.

Ernest was preceded in death by his wife Lena Mae of 49 years, six brothers, two sisters and his parents.

Ernest is survived by his children, son Herbert and Kelley Buchanan of Maud, daughters Linda Ross and Charles Ray Troglin of Bowlegs, Anita and David Adams of Maud, and Sandra Buchanan of Berryville, Ark. Ernest was very proud of his grandchildren, Lori and Randy Lehman, Lisa and Mike Brown, Tammy and Eric Douthit, Stephanie Adams, Sarah Adams, Christian Adams, Brian and Jesi O’Daniel, Brett and Danielle O’Daniel, and Lesley O’Daniel as well as his 13 great grandchildren, Cody, Chance, Garrett, Daria, Turner, Levi, Cashe, Casey, Tyler, Ryan, Ty, Isabelle and Telissa. Two brothers, Berry "Buck" and Betty Buchanan, Floyd Doris and Susie Buchanan, and sister Ethel and Skip Lambright, as well as a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews also survived Ernest.

 

Funeral services will be at 10:30am, Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate. Interment will follow at Wolf Cemetery with military honors.

Pallbearers will be Randy Lehman, Mike Brown, Brain O’Daniel, Brett O’Daniel, Mickey Ashby, Merrick Ashby.

Honorary Bearers will be Jim Lyman, Chris Baldwin and Maurice Ashby.

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

 

 

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Loette

Buckner

Services for former Seminole resident Loette Buckner will be held at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gary Wilburn and Tommy Clark officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memory Garden, 500 S.W. 104th, Oklahoma City.

Buckner died Saturday, Nov. 8, in Illinois, at the age of 93. She was born on Dec. 15, 1914, in Five Points, Ala. to Helen Cleo (Trammell) and Simeon Durward Higgins.

She married Sherman Buckner on July 15, 1938, in Altus; he preceded her in death in 2000. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and was also a member of the Democratic Women Association and Self Culture Club.

She retired in 1976 from Baptist Hospital, in Oklahoma City, where she was a Hospital Personnel Officer. She moved to Seminole from Mangum in 1984 and lived in Seminole until 2005 when she moved to Illinois with her daughter and son-in-law, Brynda and Willis.

She is survived by her daughter, Brynda McCoy of East Alton, Ill.; two sons, Bruce Buckner, of Oklahoma City, and Wayne Buckner, of Sante Fe, N.M.; brother, A.C. Davis, of Willow; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Her parents and her husband Sherman Buckner precede her in death.

Casket bearers will be: Durward Higgins, Gary Vitosky, Bruce Buckner, Wayne Buckner, Willis McCoy and Damon McCoy.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

 

 

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Loette

Buckner

Services for former Seminole resident Loette Buckner will be held at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gary Wilburn and Tommy Clark officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memory Garden, 500 S.W. 104th, Oklahoma City.

Buckner died Saturday, Nov. 8, in Illinois, at the age of 93. She was born on Dec. 15, 1914, in Five Points, Ala. to Helen Cleo (Trammell) and Simeon Durward Higgins.

She married Sherman Buckner on July 15, 1938, in Altus; he preceded her in death in 2000. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and was also a member of the Democratic Women Association and Self Culture Club.

She retired in 1976 from Baptist Hospital, in Oklahoma City, where she was a Hospital Personnel Officer. She moved to Seminole from Mangum in 1984 and lived in Seminole until 2005 when she moved to Illinois with her daughter and son-in-law, Brynda and Willis.

She is survived by her daughter, Brynda McCoy of East Alton, Ill.; two sons, Bruce Buckner, of Oklahoma City, and Wayne Buckner, of Sante Fe, N.M.; brother, A.C. Davis, of Willow; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Her parents and her husband Sherman Buckner precede her in death.

Casket bearers will be: Durward Higgins, Gary Vitosky, Bruce Buckner, Wayne Buckner, Willis McCoy and Damon McCoy.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

 

 

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Ruby Bullington

Funeral services for longtime former Konawa resident Ruby Lee (Fox) Pendley Kennedy Bullington are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa with Rev. Mark Streetman officiating.

Burial is to follow at Vista Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Bullington, 91, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at Grace Living Center in Oklahoma City. She was born Sept. 12, 1916 in Sasakwa to J.A. Fox and Mary Savannah (York) Fox.

On Sept. 27, 1933 she married Floyd Pendley in Konawa and he preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1976.

She later married William "Bill" Kennedy on March 5, 1978 in Konawa and he preceded her in death on Nov. 8, 1982.

On Aug. 10, 1983 she married Melvin "Pete" Bullington in Eufaula and he preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 2002.

Bullington was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Konawa.

Her parents; one infant daughter, Norma Lee Pendley (1937); three brothers; and one sister, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters: Alma Jo Patton and Dorothy Massey, both of Stringtown; two sons: Jerry Don Pendley and Ronald Pendley, both of Oklahoma City; two sisters: Elsie Buchanan of Missouri and Eula Mae Townsend of Oklahoma City; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.

Serving as casket bearers will be: Harold Massey Jr., Michael Massey, Sean Pendley, Arnold Pendley, Shay Patton and Cyndi Lowe.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Louise Bundy

Graveside services for Mary Louise Bundy, 84, of Ada, are scheduled for 10a.m., Wednesday, at Rosedale Cemetery. Rev. Glen Pence will officiate.

Mrs. Bundy died Monday, Aug. 25, at a local nursing home. She was born April 28, 1924 at Ada, to Alfred and Faye Louise Allen Vaden.

She graduated from Horace Mann High School.

She married Garland A. Bundy in 1942. He died in 2003. She and her family lived in the Seminole area for 56 years and she and her husband owned and operated Bundy Seat Cover Center. She moved back to this area in June 2003 from Seminole.

Mrs. Bundy was a member of the First Christian Church in Seminole.

Survivors include two daughters, Janan Kautz, Seminole, and Susan Hanna, Allen, Texas; two grandchildren, Eric and Audrey Hanna; and a sister, Carolyn Riggs, Ada.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and brothers, Al Joe "Sonny" Vaden and David Vaden.

The family request that those who wish to make memorials, make them to the Seminole Public Library, 424 N. Main, Seminole, OK 74868 or the Ada Public Library, 124 S. Rennie, Ada, OK 74820

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

 

Brandon Burgett

Brandon Burgett, 20 went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 6, 2008. 

Services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at the First Baptist Church Seminole with Tommy Clark officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

 Brandon was born on August 18, 1987 in Houston, Texas to Jayna Knight and Michael Burgett. He graduated from The Woodlands High School in Texas in 2006.

 Brandon moved to Seminole, Oklahoma to begin his studies at Seminole State where he earned his Associate Degree in 2008. Brandon would have attended The University of Oklahoma this fall, which was his lifetime dream.

 Brandon will be remembered and loved as being a compassionate, loving and caring person. His faith and family were Brandon’s priorities. He had a passion for his Lord, which he shared with many.

 Brandon is survived by his mother and stepfather Jayna and Gene Knight, father and stepmother, Michael and Lynda Burgett, special parents, Bruce and Tandi Coates. Sister, Cheyenne Knight, step-brothers, Blake and Zachary Knight, Brandon and Kyle Miller and Joshua Hoffman. Grandparents, Pat and Freid Atyia, Carroll and Fern Knight, Sam and Mary Lou Kusmanoff and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family and friends.

 He was preceded in death by two grandfather’s James Crawford and Edward Burgett.

 Pallbearers will include, Dru Finley, Colt Kreeger, Chris Conway, Diego Colmenares, Garrett Coates, Michael Coates, Cooper Payne and Josh Smith.

 Honorary Bearers will be Friends from Baptist Student Ministry, and First Baptist Church Youth and Falls Creek Staff.

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

Memorials may be made in Brandon’s honor to the First Baptist Church in Seminole or Falls Creek Building Fund.

 

Wesley Butts

Graveside services for longtime Seminole county resident Wesley George Butts are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, at Stroud Cemetery in Stroud, with Larry Chesser officiating

Wesley passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 in Seminole Estates Nursing Home at the age of 71. He was born on Sept. 25, 1936 in Apple Springs, Texas to John and Lottie (Collins) Butts.

He married Kathryn (Cullum) on Feb. 25, 1959 in Okemah; she preceded him in death on Oct. 23, 2004.

He worked for many years in the oilfield running rigs.

He is survived by brother, Richard Butts of Dover, Okla.; sister, Bertha Moore of Borger, Texas; and grandsons; Floyd Harrison, Jr., Lesley Harrison, Byron Harrison and Ryan Harrison in Springdale, Ark.

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

He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Lottie Butts; wife, Kathryn Butts; daughter, Tammy Louann (Butts) Harrison; two infant children; brother, Earl Butts; half brothers: Demond and Delmar Ross; and two sisters: Geneva Robinson and Dorothy Wells.

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

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Buxton

Funeral services for Seminole resident Stephanie May Buxton are scheduled for 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 7, 2008 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Buxton passed away on, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, at the age of 50.

She was born on Dec. 3, 1957, to Oatus Marimon and Betty Jo (Mouton) Davenport.

She married Robin K. Buxton, Oct. 13, 1979 in Starks, La.

She was a table games manager at the Sac and Fox Casino. She was of the Baptist Faith.

She is survived by her husband Robin K. Buxton of the home, two sons and daughters-in-law: Chase and Susan Buxton of Fultondale, Ala. and Chance and Angie Buxton of Holdenville; and two sisters: Debbie Cooper of Tyler, Texas and Lela Fontenot of Beaumont, Texas.

She is also survived by four grandchildren: Hunter, Jordan, Traycee and Darrick.

Her parents, Oatus and Betty Jo Davenport, precede her in death.

 

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Sybil Byerly

Funeral services for Wewoka native Sybil Jane Whitlock Byerly were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Community of Christ Church with Elder Freeman Whitlock and Elder Carl Edgerton officiating.

Pallbearers were Keith Byerly, Kenny Byerly, Claudie Byerly, Bruce Byerly, Terry Byerly, and Jose "PePe" Chavez.

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

Sybil Jane Whitlock Byerly was born on Aug, 30, 1939 in Wewoka to Ruth Goss Whitlock and Russell Whitlock. She went to be with her Lord on Jan. 6, 2008 in Ada.

Sybil attended school at Justice and Spaulding, receiving her diploma in 1956. She was married to Clyde Byerly on May 17, 1956 and he survives her of the home.

She is also survived by her mother, Ruth Whitlock, of Wewoka; and her three children and their families: Cheryl Woolard and Charlie, of Durant; Tammy Neal and Lonnie, of New Lima and Lance Byerly of the home.

Surviving grandchildren are: Hayley Swift and Daniel, of Lamar; Cassie Woolard of Durant; Brandon Pasley of Chickasha; Tara Miers and Dustin, of Wetumka; Amanda Neal of Durant; Timmy Neal of Wewoka; and Gina and Matt Thoma, of Bowlegs.

Four great-grandchildren: Hannah, Triniti, Danielle and Trenton also survive their Nana.

Her brother, Freeman Whitlock and wife, Norma Jean, of Prague, one sister, Darla Sisco and husband, Roy, of Wewoka and one sister-in-law, JoAnn Macon of Pickett also survive her.

Many nieces, nephews, and other relatives will be able to cherish memories of Aunt Syb.

She was preceded in death by father, Russell, her sister, Wilma and her brother, Frank.

Sybil had many accomplishments in her life in addition to her family foundation. She worked at Seam Prufe, Holdenville Movie Rentals, and Town and Country.

Early years of her life revolved around her family and sports. She once scored a Hughes County record of 59 points for the Spaulding Bobcats versus Byng.

She was also widely known for her pitching abilities in Fast-Pitch Softball. Her team was composed of sisters, sisters-in-law, and nieces. They were regarded as one the best teams in this area of the state.

In later years, her love of sports did not diminish. She enjoyed watching women’s softball, college basketball, and her great-grandkids playing ball. She loved attending the College World Series in Oklahoma City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gene

Campbell

Memorial Services for Wewoka resident Gene Warren Campbell are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Church of Nazarene, in Wewoka.

Mr. Campbell passed away Monday, Nov. 24, at Valley View Hospital, Ada, at the age of 71 years.

He was born Dec. 30 1936, in Wewoka, to William and Monya (Baughman) Campbell. He attended Wewoka Public Schools and was self-employed as Carpenter and handyman.

Gene married Martha Stroud on May 23, 1980, in Payette, Idaho.

He loved fishing, hunting, playing pool, and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. He always helped any kid who needed help.

Gene will be missed by his wife Martha Campbell, of Wewoka; two sons Michael Campbell, of Seminole, and Billy Rae Campbell, of Pullayup, Wash; two daughters Carlynn Campbell, of Algona, Wash. and Rhonda Slaby, of Algona, Wash; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, four brothers, 4 step-children, and five step-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, and numerous adopted children.

He was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed and loved for all he did for friends, family, and his community.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, in Wewoka.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Gene

Campbell

Memorial Services for Wewoka resident Gene Warren Campbell are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Church of Nazarene, in Wewoka.

Mr. Campbell passed away Monday, Nov. 24, at Valley View Hospital, Ada, at the age of 71 years.

He was born Dec. 30 1936, in Wewoka, to William and Monya (Baughman) Campbell. He attended Wewoka Public Schools and was self-employed as Carpenter and handyman.

Gene married Martha Stroud on May 23, 1980, in Payette, Idaho.

He loved fishing, hunting, playing pool, and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. He always helped any kid who needed help.

Gene will be missed by his wife Martha Campbell, of Wewoka; two sons Michael Campbell, of Seminole, and Billy Rae Campbell, of Pullayup, Wash; two daughters Carlynn Campbell, of Algona, Wash. and Rhonda Slaby, of Algona, Wash; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, four brothers, 4 step-children, and five step-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, and numerous adopted children.

He was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed and loved for all he did for friends, family, and his community.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, in Wewoka.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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James Campbell

Graveside services for Seminole native James Earl Campbell are scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Burney Moore Cemetery in Madill with Ron Robertson officiating.

Services are under the direction of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Madill.

James Earl Campbell, 49 of El Reno, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at his home. He was born Sept. 2, 1958 in Seminole to Hubert Earl Campbell and Carolyn Pearl Case Campbell.

James grew up in Seminole where he graduated from Seminole High School in 1976. He attended Southeastern University in Durant, where he received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Science and Technology.

James worked for the USDA as a computer scientist in Durant before moving to El Reno in 1997, where he continued working for the USDA.

He was a member of the NSTRA and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, being a beach bum, and anything outdoors and family.

His grandparents, James Thomas and Opal Zelda Campbell and James and Audrey Case; one uncle, Jimmy Case; one aunt, Lorene Campbell; and one grandson, Brandon Joe Campbell, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Julie Campbell of El Reno; parents, Earl and Carolyn Campbell of Bridgeview, Okla.; son, Jason Campbell and his wife Brandie of Bridgeview; daughter, Cherie Burns and husband Mark of Concho; brother, Tommy Campbell and wife Chris of Bridgeview; stepsons: Mark Bell, Travis Buttram and wife Sarah, Jerry Buttram and wife Katie; and Jesse Buttram; grandchildren: Tyler, Mason and Lauren Campbell, Aspen Burns, and Allie Taylor; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

 

 

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Lloyd Campbell

Funeral services for former Seminole businessman, C. Lloyd Campbell, were held today at 10 a.m. at Blackburn Chapel Baptist Church with Eric Costanzo officiating.

Burial followed at Blackburn Chapel Cemetery with services under the direction of Walker Funeral Service, Shawnee.

C. Lloyd Campbell, 78 of Bethel Acres, died Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at his residence. He was born Aug. 17, 1929 in Bethel Acres to E.A. Campbell and Della (Welch) Campbell.

He graduated from Bethel High School in 1946 and from OBU in 1962, with a degree in Business Administration.

On Aug. 5, 1950 he married Rita Chesser in Bethel Acres. Years ago he worked at Sylvania and managed and later owned Runge Co. and Empower, Inc., in Seminole.

He served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in S. C. and Texas.

Campbell was a lifelong member of Blackburn Chapel Baptist Church, serving as Deacon and teaching Sunday school for over 50 years.

His parents; one son, Pepper Campbell; one sister, Elsie Climer; one brother, Robert Campbell, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; three children: Lyn Cearley of Shawnee, Lea Davis of Hamilton, Ohio, and Lloyd Campbell II of Richardson, Texas; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two brothers: Charles Floyd Campbell and Thad Campbell, both of Bethel Acres..

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jimmy Cannon

Funeral services for Seminole resident Jimmy Dale Cannon are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield and Junior Mize officiating.

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

Cannon, 73, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008 in Seminole. He was born May 30, 1934 in Seminole County to Lester "Boss" Cannon and Lois Ethel Aylor.

He was a lifelong County resident having lived in the Seminole and Little areas.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jayne Capps

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Jayne B. Capps were held at 10:30 a.m. today at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Konawa, with Rev. Mark Streetman officiating.

Interment followed at Konawa City cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Capps, 88, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008 at Ada retirement center, Ada. She was born Sept. 24, 1919 in Konawa to Ashbury Eastes and Thelma (Potts) Brill.

She graduated from Konawa High School and on Jan. 21,, 1939 she married William L. Capps. He preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 1962.

Her parents and one son, William "Bill" Capps also preceded her in death.

Surviving is one daughter, Mary Jayne Masters of Nashville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

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

 

 

 

 

Bobby Joe Carnes

Graveside services for Konawa resident Bobby Joe Carnes are scheduled for Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. at Vamoosa Cemetery with Rev. Jamie Perry officiating.

Carnes, 44, died on Jan. 5 at Valley View Hospital in Ada.

He was born on April 2, 1963 in Ada to Albert and Juanita Griffin Carnes and attended Vanoss Schools.

Carnes married Terri Louise Taylor and served a term in the United States National Guard.

He moved to the Konawa area from Ada 16 years ago.

He was a self-employed concrete finisher and operator of Jerry’s Service Station in Konawa.

Carnes is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, of the home; two sons, Bobby Wayne Sonny Boone Carnes, of the home, Konawa; one brother, Ed Graves, Konawa; and two sisters, Sue Shahan, Fitzhuh, Billie Teel, Ada.

Interment will take place at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

 

Richard Carolina

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Richard Carolina Sr. are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Wewoka with Bishop Bobby L. Williams and Overseer Rev. John T. Berry, MC.

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

Carolina, 92, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008 in Seminole. He was born Aug. 4, 1015 in Wewoka to Manuel and Jennetta (Sango) Carolina.

He attended Sam’s School District #20 and later served in the military during World War II in Normandy, France as a Rifleman 2, earning two Bronzer Stars and a Victory Medal.

Carolina worked at Tinker Air Force Base for 42 years as a mechanic. He enjoyed fish, gardening, baseball and spending time with his family and friends after his retirement. Overseer John T. Berry baptized him.

His parents; brothers: Walter and Ralph Carolina; sister, Maggie Hollins; wife; son, Richard Carolina Jr.; and daughter, May Carolina, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his children: Wendolyn Farrier and Gloria Watson, both of Oklahoma City, Earl Carolina, Jimmie Carolina, and Brenda Carolina, all of Wewoka, and Pam Johnson of Seminole; 20 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.

 

 

David

Carolina, Sr.

David "Buck" D. Carolina, Sr., age 68, died Tuesday, Nov. 25.

He was a retired supervisor for the City of Oklahoma, of 38 years

His wife, Joyce, survives him.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday Dec. 2, at Fairview Baptist Church.  Interment will be at Westwood Cemetery, in Wewoka, under the direction of Temple & Sons Funeral Directors, Inc. 

 

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Ural Carolina

Services for Wewoka resident Ural Carolina are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Church of Christ, 4th and Mekusukey in Wewoka, with Bro. George Shirley officiating.

Interment is to follow at Westwood Cemetery and dinner will be served after the service at Cedar Street Church of Christ.

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

Ural Carolina was born to Frank and Bertha (Grayson) Carolina on Sept. 11, 1935. He attended Austin Grove School in Bearden, Okla.

Ural Carolina moved to Nobletown at an early age where he worked for Commercial Brick, Clay Pipe and City of Wewoka before retiring in 1984.

He met and married March 27, 1978 Maedean Bruner Carolina, his wife of 31 years. He enjoyed fishing, and planting his garden. His heart was bigger than life.

Above all he loved his family and friends and always acknowledge God as his Savior. Ural was a member of the Cedar Street Church of Christ Family.

His father, Frank; mother, Bertha; wife, Maedean (2005); brother, Sherman; son, Terry Lane; nephew, Morris; sister, Ester Smith, preceded him in death.

He leaves to cherish two daughters, Dondie Gordon Britt and Gloria Porter, both of Virginia: five sons: Ned Bruner, Paul Bruner (Kim) of California, Joe Don Gordon of Wewoka, Rick Burton (Myra) of Oklahoma City, and Tony Bruner of California; two nieces: Marquitta (Cosby) of Shawnee, and Harris (Fox) of Wewoka; one nephew, Rickey Samuels of Shawnee; 14 granddaughters; four grandsons; 18 great-grandchildren; and a very large host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Sonny cherished four special people: one niece, Harris; grandbaby, Natasha Britt; nephew, Pat; and Aunt Clarine.

 

 

Hollis

Carpenter, Jr.

Hollis Orville Carpenter Jr. died Saturday, Nov. 22, in Oklahoma City, leaving a big void in many lives. He was born Jan. 9, 1946, in Wewoka, to Hollis and Lois Carpenter.

Hollis attended Bowlegs High School, graduating in 1964. He married Ruth Ann Graves Feb. 27, 1965. He was drafted in Aug. 1966 by the Army and served in Vietnam.

Hollis was an avid outdoorsman, loving to hunt, camp and fish.

He was self-employed for several years in trucking, hauling rock and gravel. He owned and operated Hollis’s Garage, in Oklahoma City and later went to work for Atlantic Richfield, in Seminole, Price, Texas and Taylor, Ark.

He returned to Oklahoma in 1992 to work for Enogex, in Davenport to help build a new plant and he transferred to Calumet in 1998 to run the gas plant there. He moved to Blanchard in 2006 and was retired because of his health.

He has four sons and one daughter; Aaron Carpenter, of Blanchard, Jonathan and Mandy Carpenter, of Burbank, Calif., Gauge Carpenter, of Blanchard, and Jesse Carpenter, of Blanchard.

Services will be at the Assembly of God Church in Tuttle, Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m. Brother Andy Teston will be preaching the sermon. Burial will be at Little Cemetery, in Seminole, at 1:30 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Troy Carpenter, Jerry Carpenter, Troy Carpenter Jr., Jonathan Carpenter, David Graves and Trey Reed.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Dwayne Moore, CL Dyer, Don Delozier and Jim Minter.

Arrangements made by Eisenhour Funeral Home, Blanchard.

 

 

Louise (Reynolds) Carpenter

Louise (Reynolds) Carpenter, 84 year-old, longtime Seminole resident passed from this life Monday, May 19, 2008 at her home in Seminole.

She was born March 23, 1924 in Wilson, Oklahoma to parents Exie "Irene" (Hogue) Reynolds and Earl Reynolds.

Louise married Norman Howard Carpenter on December 31, 1942 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. They lived in Ulysses, Kansas for 27 years, from 1961 to 1988, then returned to Seminole.

Louise had worked as a cosmetologist and a homemaker, retiring in 1977. She loved to quilt and enjoyed needlepoint projects. But most of all she loved God and her family dearly. She and her husband have been active members of the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 65 years, Norman Carpenter of the home. Two sons and a daughter-in-law, Don Carpenter of Norman, Oklahoma and Rusty and his wife Allison Carpenter of Norman, Oklahoma.

Three grandchildren also survive, Bret Carpenter of Norman, Oklahoma, Dustin and his wife Avery Carpenter of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Nicole Carpenter of Norman, Oklahoma. Other survivors include two great grandchildren, Braxton and Rylee Carpenter of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and a host of other family and dear friends.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents and by one brother, Donald Reynolds.

Casket Bearers will be: Bruce Coates, Neil Craig, Mark Dicus, James Hayes, Larry McMains, Ron Sosbee, Ken Green and Ernie Willis.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 22, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Dr. Tommy Clark will officiate with interment following at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole, Oklahoma.

The family has designated the First Baptist Church, Falls Creek Fund as appropriate for memorial donations, "In Memory of Louise Carpenter" - 420 Reid Street - Seminole, Oklahoma, 74868.

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

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



 

Jeffrey

Caudill

Jeffrey Adam Caudill died Thursday, Oct. 2, while working on his job as a ranch hand in Wetumka. He was forty-six years old.

He was the son of James and Dortha (Green) Caudill, born on April 15, 1962 in Wewoka. The family moved to Modesto, Calif. when Caudill was very young, and returned to Wewoka when he was ten years old.

He attended Wewoka schools, then worked for many years in the oil field. He worked the past four years for Baker Finishing Farms, as ranch hand and then as foreman. He fished and hunted

His father, James Caudill, preceded him in death on Oct. 29, 2007.

He is survived by his mother, Dortha, of the home; four sisters, Doris Brown, of Holdenville, Renee Foster, of Wewoka, Annette Conley and Jamie Caudill, both of Holdenville; and one brother, Greg Caudill, of Wewoka

Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 7, 10:30a.m. at Fisher Funeral Home Chapel, in Holdenville. Internment will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery, in Wewoka. Rev. Larry Chesser and Rev. Rick Madron are the officiating ministers.

Pallbearers are Michael Hamilton, Joshua Caudill, Chad Caudill, Michael Conley, Shawn Conley, Mark Foster, Mike Foster and Larry Brown.

Honorary pallbearers are Austin Elliott, Tony Ogle and Curtis Tollett.

Services are under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

 

 

 

Lou Ann Cervantes

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Lou Ann Cervantes are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at New Hope Church.

Interment is to follow at the McGirt Family Cemetery, Sasakwa. Arrangements are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka and Lowell-Times, Altus.

Cervantes, 49, died Thursday, April 24, 2008 at Jackson County Hospital, surrounded by her friends and family, after a long illness of cancer and diabetes.

She was born Nov. 11, 1958 in Oklahoma City to Jimmie and Flora (Johnson) McGirt. She graduated from Wewoka High School and worked various jobs throughout her life; most recently at Wal-Mart, where she was a cashier.

On April 24, 1984 she married Raul Cervantes in Altus.

Her mother (April 1985) preceded her in death.

Surviving is her father, Jimmie McGirt of Wewoka; husband of Altus; sons: Gavin McGirt, Damien McGirt, and Antonio Cervantes, all of Altus; brothers: Bobby McGirt of Holdenville, Roland McGirt of Glenrose, Texas, Paul McGirt of Oklahoma City, Randy McGirt of Ada, and Reginald McGirt of Louisiana; and sisters: Wynette Wildcat of Seminole, Shirley Tiger of Oklahoma City, and Sally Davis of Ft. Smith, Ark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jenny Chaffin

Funeral service for Jenny Marie Chaffin are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Cooper Funeral Chapel with Bro. Glenn Peck officiating.

Burial is to follow at Mars Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Chaffin, 23 of St. Louis, Okla., died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008 in Shawnee. She was born June 23, 1984 in Shawnee to James M. Chaffin and Tammy Jo Berry.

She attended Weleetka Elementary School, Macomb Middle School, and was a graduate of Graham High School.

Chaffin worked in childcare and she enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, especially her children and her sister.

Her maternal grandparents, Hazel Putman, Odie Putman and Frank Berry; her paternal grandfather, John Chaffin; twin brothers, Colby and Casey Brooks; and stepfather, John W. Brooks, III, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her mother and stepfather, Tammy Jo and Jason Brooks of St. Louis, Okla.; her father, James Michael Chaffin of Okemah; sisters, Isabella Kay Brooks of St. Louis and Allison Cole Chaffin of Okemah; brother, James Chaffin of Okemah; and sons, Everett Michael Porter of St. Louis and Adrian Cole Chaffin of Wetumka.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sherry Chambless

Lifelong Seminole resident Sherry Lynn Chambless passed away on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, in Oklahoma City, Okla., at the age of 52.

Sherry was born on Nov. 19, 1956, in Seminole, Okla., to Clyde Elmer Seay and Edith Irene (Dunn) Harper.

Sherry married Michael Chambless on Aug. 27, 1988, at Cedar Vail Gardens outside of Davis, Okla.

Sherry’s passion was teaching. She graduated from Seminole State College and East Central University with a degree in Education. She taught at Crooked Oak Elementary, New Lima Elementary, and Seminole Public Schools. At the time of her death, she was teaching fourth grade students at Northwood Public School in Seminole. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

Sherry is survived by her husband Mike Chambless of the home, her mother, Edith Irene Dunn of Seminole, two sons: Kevin Lyle of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Casey Lyle of Seminole, and daughter Brittany Chambless of the home, two step-children: Jason Chambless of Davis, Okla., and Christy Lewis of Reddick, Fla.

She is also survived by one brother, Ron C. Seay and one sister, Pamela Jean Blalock both of Seminole, Okla. A host of other family and dear friends also survive her.

She is preceded in death by her father Clyde E. Seay.

A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, from 4-6 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Tommy Clark officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, Little, Okla. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 100 W. Strother, Seminole, Okla., 74868

Pallbearers will be: Jeremy Carter, Manlyo Black, Zac Craig, Jeremy Bryan, Carl Theirren, Shane Robertson and Cody Mitchell.

Honorary Bearers will be: Chris Major, Glen Major, Ron Mitchell, Jacob Blalock, Danny Williams, faculty, administration and support staff of Seminole Public Schools and The First Baptist Sunday School Class.

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

 

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Stephen

Chandler

Stephen James Chandler, of Blanchard, age six months, died Saturday, Dec. 6, at his home in Blanchard.

He was born May 31, 2008, in Norman, to parents Jamie and Brad Chandler, of Blanchard.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at Dibble Baptist Church with Rev. Lewis Cox presiding.

He is survived by his parents, of the home; grandparents, Bill and Tammy Chandler, of Seminole and Rick and Elizabeth Moore, of Blanchard; great-grandparents, Bill and Rosalie Chandler, of Seminole, James and Anne Johnson, of Davenport, Frank and Kathy Miller, of Oklahoma City, and Claudine Moore of Vanoss; and great-great grandmother, Nondious Chandler, of Oklahoma City.

Mary Chesser

Funeral services were held today at 10 a.m. at the Church of Christ at Little with Bro. Rusty Dawson officiating. Interment will follow at the Little Cemetery.

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

Mary Arzena Chesser was born on Sept. 28, 1929, in Seminole County, and departed this life on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, in Shawnee, at the age of 78.

Arzena, the daughter of Roy Glen and Cleo (Jackson) Bond, was a life-long resident of Seminole County. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Little and was a homemaker.

She married Garvin Dempsey Chesser on Oct. 29, 1948, in Seminole. She was preceded in death by parents.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Dempsey Chesser of the home in Little; sons and daughters-in-law, Kent and Deanna Chesser of Enid and Kevin and Pamela Chesser of Seminole; grandchildren: Casey and Nichole Chesser, Brianne Chesser, Brandon Adams, Daisha Chesser, Jamie and Jason Myers, and Tabitha and Dallas Ewton; and great-grandchildren: Addison Rae Adams, Mason Myers, and Maddox Myers.

The family has suggested expressions of sympathy be made in memory of Arzena to the Church Of Christ at Little, 11526 Hwy. 99, Seminole, OK 74868.

 

 

Florine Christ

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Florine Stout Christ are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Amanda Lockwood officiating.

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

Florine Stout Christ passed peacefully in her sleep early Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, after a long bout with Alzheimer’s disease.

Jewel Florine Hayes was born March 23, 1919 to John and Jewel Hayes in Erick, Beckham County, Okla. Florine was the eldest of three children and she spent her childhood on the family cotton farm.

After high school, she attended Oklahoma University and Oklahoma State University, and later worked as an executive bank secretary in Oklahoma City.

Florine became an avid private air plane pilot and shared that loved with Archie Stout, who she married May 21, 1953 in Shawnee,

Afterwards, she soon became credentialed as a Funeral Director and worked with Archie at the family business, Stout-Sarber Funeral Home in Wewoka.

With Archie, Florine raised four children – Maria, Sabra, Jimmy, and DeAnn. She loved helping her children grow up and was very kind and generous to everyone.

She was artistic and enjoyed sewing, singing, traveling, participating in several ladies’ clubs, and entertaining. She and Archie were active in the Republican Party at the state level and they enjoyed politics.

After Archie’s death in 1978, Florine returned to college studies. She graduated with a BS degree in Social Work at the age of 61, and was subsequently employed with the State department of Social Services, working with the aged, blind and disabled.

Later she married Clifford Christ, also of Wewoka. They shared the farm life at Angus Valley Ranch and enjoyed endeavors, including golfing; playing cards; and raising and showing champion Angus cattle at regional and national events.

Clifford preceded her in death in 2003. Also preceding her in death are her parents; son, Jimmy Stout; and sister, Louise Dodson.

Surviving are her daughters: Maria Hollingworth and her husband John Logan of Tucson, Ariz., and Sabra Todd of Wewoka, Sabra’s son, Eric Northcutt and grandson, Chase, of Bartleville, and DeAnn Kessler and her children, Kasey and Brandon, of Nogal, N.M.

Also surviving is Florine’s brother, Emily Hayes, and his family of Wagoner, Okla.; and her sister’s family of Elk City; Clifford’s daughter, Pricilla Dutton and her two sons and families; and Clifford’s son, David Christ and his two sons and families.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anita Christian

Memorial services for former Seminole resident Anita June Christian are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Mickey Shaw officiating.

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

Anita passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at her home in Shawnee, at the age of 56. She was born Jan. 8, 1952 in Oklahoma City to Early Edward (Bud) and Lillian (Box) Oliver.

On Sept. 3, 1988 Anita married James C. Christian in Pecos, Texas. She was the deli manager for five years at Homeland in Seminole.

Her father preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; her mother, Lillian Oliver of Seminole; son and daughter-in-law, Jody and Cindy Allen of Elko, Nev.; her daughter and son-in-law: Michelle and Steve Newman of Shawnee; and her daughter and fiancé, Lisa Chapman and Micheal Edwards of Leesville, S.C.; two step-sons; James Christian of Hibbing, Minn., and John Christian of Keewatin, Minn.; step-daughter, Jill Gray of Keewatin, Minn.; one brother, Edward Oliver of Boyd, Texas; and two sisters: Carolyn Sellers of Seminole and Margaret Tolley of Mt. Pleasant, Tenn.  

She is also survived by her grandchildren: Ashley Heath of Shawnee, Matthew and Jorden Oliver of Boyd, Texas, Danelle Edwards, Brittany and Zachary Chapman, all of Leesville, S.C., Mason and David Allen of Elko, Nev., Tyler and Ashley Newman of Shawnee; one great-grandchild, Rowan Luke Newman Heath; and step-grandchildren: Alex Christian and Nathan Christian of Hibbing, Minn., Joey and Steven Caroon of Keewatin, Minn., Timothy and Kaitlin Gray of Keewatin, Minn., and Annie Christian of Keewatin, Minn.

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

 

 

 

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David Clanton

Funeral services for Seminole resident David Kirk Clanton are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating.

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

Clanton, 44, died Thursday, June 19, 2008 at Integris Seminole Medical Center. He was born June 15, 1964 in Odessa, Texas to James and Nancy (Hawkins) Clanton.

He moved to Seminole from Odessa, Texas three years ago and worked as a nurse’s aide at Seminole Estates Nursing Home.

His parents; two sons: Nathan Clanton and David Clanton Jr., of Seminole; and one brother, Scotty Clanton of Odessa, Texas, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Tammy (Pierce) Clanton of the home; three sons: Michael Clanton of the home, Rocky Shane Clanton and Eric Hallmark, both of Odessa, Texas; one daughter, Amy Hallmark of Seminole; and two grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

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John Clark

Funeral services for Meeker resident John W. Clark are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, Meeker, with Rev. Shannon Clark and Jim Whorton officiating.

Burial is to follow at new Hope Cemetery in meeker under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.

John Clark, 87, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 at a hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born Oct. 25, 1920 in Belmont, Okla., to Milton Eugene and Lula (Martin) Clark.

John graduated from Meeker High School in 1939 and married Beulah Parks in Meeker.

He was a real estate broker and land developer, as well as; member of First Christian Church of Meeker; member of Meeker Masonic Lodge for 64 years; member of AQHA; and member of Oklahoma Realtors Association.

John loved music and played the steel guitar. He also loved horses and breeding them.

His parents; sister, Charlotte Parks; and great-grandson, Rhett Clark, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Beulah Clark of Oklahoma City; daughter, Carolyn Cope and husband John of Mason; sons: John Harold Clark of Meeker, and E. Clark and wife Trish of Oklahoma City; grandchildren: Jeff Clark and wife Lori, Chet Clark and wife Darla, Brian Clark and wife Tricia, Shannon Clark, Bridget Cook and husband Colby, E.L. Cope, and Jonas P. Cope; brother, C.M. Clark and wife Sue of Seminole; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and many loving relatives and friends.

 

 

 

 

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Thomas

Clark

Thomas Arthur "Tom" Clark, 74-year-old longtime Maud resident died Oct. 24, at his home in Maud. He was born June 27, 1934, in Wichita Falls, Texas to parents Willie Byrd (Poplin) Clark and Ollie Mart Clark.

He graduated from Old High, in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1953. Following graduation he served in the United States Army Reserve. He later worked as an electrician for Texas Electric as a lineman in Electra, Texas for 21 years. Then he worked for Sonat Offshore Drilling Company retiring in 2001, after 30 years of service. Following retirement he worked as a reserve deputy as a Pilot for the Pottawatomie Sheriff’s Department.

Clark married Billie (Castoe) Moody on Dec. 12, 1980, in Maud. He also is past president of the Lion’s Club, in Electra, Texas. He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church, in Maud, where he was serving as Church Secretary of the Sunday School Department.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years and former Pottawatomie County Court Clerk, Billie Clark, of the home; one son, Wade Clark, of Maud; three daughters, Angela Huckaby, of Pitkin, Colo., Roshel Stabel, of Lakin, Kan., and Christy McClaskey, of Maud; and twelve grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Bryant Scott Clark; one daughter, Tamara Kay Clark and by one brother, Harold Clark.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Trinity Baptist Church, in Maud. Interment will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, near Maud. Rev. Wayne Taylor and (Grandson) Cody Clark will officiate the service.

Casket Bearers will be: Dewey Goodin, Jack Morris, Rex Huckaby, Kevin Cook, Gary McClaskey, Taylor Stabel, Jayce Stabel, Jake Jones and Wade Clark.

Honorary Bearers will be: John Nuckolls, Luster Heffley and Charles Pierce.

The family has designated the Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund as appropriate for memorials. Donations can be sent in Clark’s memory to Trinity Baptist Church, P.O. Box 177, Maud, Oklahoma 74854.

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

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

 

 

 

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Larry Jack Clements

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Larry Jack Clements are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2008 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Oklahoma with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Clements died on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 59.

He was born on Feb. 24, 1949 in Asher, Oklahoma to Hershell Dean Clements and Faye Estelle (Wheeler) Clements.

Clements graduated in 1967 from Asher High School.

He married Linda Kay Pack on Dec. 5, 1970 and they lived in Maud until moving to Seminole 28 years ago.

Clements worked as a truck driver for Ball Pipe and Supply Company in Shawnee until he had an automobile accident in October 2007.

He was a member of the Triple A Shooters Club in Shawnee.

Survivors include his wife Linda Kay (Pack) Clements of the home; two daughters, Becky Sue Stalnaker of Seminole, and Phyllis Kay Tucker of Seminole; one brother, Harvey D. Clements of Shawnee; one sister, Billie Clements of Oklahoma City; and one grandson.

 

 

Evelyn

Clevedland

Evelyn Cleveland, 74 year old, lifelong Seminole resident, died Thursday, Oct. 9, in Moore. She was born Dec. 31, 1933, in Carroll County, Ark., to Luther Ward Furguson and Gracie Jewel (Guess) Furguson.

She married Claude Alvin Cleveland on Dec. 17, 1951, in Wewoka. He preceded her in death in January, of 1974.

Cleveland was a homemaker and worked in the food service industry at several area restraints including Bev’s Beef and Rye, Dairy Cup, Our Daily Bread, and Leatha Steak House. She was also a member of the Seminole First Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, David Cleveland, of Fayetteville, Ark; six daughters, Linda Thompson, of Seminole, Jan Jernigan, of Moore, Claudine Bellows, of Moore, Debbie Lupton, of Moore, Judy Hester, of Seminole, and Teresa Cleveland, of Moore; two brothers, Chester Furguson, of Eufaula, Hubert Furguson, Of Seminole; two sisters, Opal Bellows, of Denton, Texas and Barbara Grant, of Cromwell.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Claude Cleveland, and by one sister, Dixie Cooper.

Funeral services were scheduled for 1p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole. Rev. Kevin Daniels and Rev. Allen Wood officiated the service. Internments followed at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole.

Casket bearers were her grandsons; Shawn Cleveland, Jason Bellows, Brian Bellows, Tyler Bellows, Shane Hester, Luke Hester, Zackery Lupton, and Josh Jernigan.

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

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

 

Evelyn Cleveland

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Evelyn Cleveland are scheduled for 1 p.m., Monday , Oct. 13, 2008 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Revs. Kevin Daniels and Alan Wood will officiate the service.

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

Cleveland died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 in Moore at the age of 74.

She was born to Luther Ward Furguson and Gracie Jewel (Guess) Furguson on Dec. 31, 1933 in Carroll County, Ark.

Evelyn married Claude Alvin Cleveland on Dec. 17, 1951 in Wewoka. He preceded her in death in January of 1974.

Cleveland was a homemaker and had worked in food service at several area restaurants including "Bev’s Beef and Rye," "Dairy Cup," "Our Daily Bread," and "Leatha Steak House."

She was also a member of the Seminole First Free Will Baptist Church.

Cleveland is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Claude Cleveland; and one sister, Dixie Cooper.

She is survived by one son, David Cleveland, Fayetteville,, Ark.; seven daughters, Linda Thompson, Seminole, Jan Jernigan, Moore, Claudine Bellows, Moore, Debbie Bellows, Moore, Debbie Lupton, Moore, Judy Hester, Moore, and Teresa Cleveland, Moore; two brothers, Chester Furguson, Eufaula, and Herbert Furguson, Seminole; two sisters, Opal Bellows, Denton, Texas, and Barbara Gene Grant, Cromwell; 31 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Casket bearers will be her grandsons: Shawn Cleveland, Jason Bellows, Brian Bellows, Tyler Bellows, Shane Hester, Luke Hester, Zackery Lupton and Josh Jernigan.

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

 

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Judy Cloud

A wake service Wewoka resident Judy (Tiger) Cloud is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Sand Creek Eufaula a Baptist Church with Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Lewis Johnson officiating.

Burial is to follow at Tiger Family Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Cloud, 74, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2008 in an Oklahoma City hospital after a long illness. She was born Nov. 24, 1933 in Lima Stone, Okla., to Rev. Joe Tiger and Annie (Hulbutta) Tiger.

She attended Chilocco Schools until the 11th grade and worked at Oakridge Nursing Home in Wewoka. Cloud worked in housekeeping as a laundry facilitator until she retired in 2003.

Cloud was a member of Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church and Ocese Band, and Beaver Clan.

On Aug. 22, 1952 she married Lee Cloud and he preceded her in death in June 2003. Her parents also preceded her in death.

Surviving are her children: Leo Cloud, Cleo Cloud, Winifred Cloud, Tammy Cloud, Christopher, and Stanley Cloud, all of Oklahoma City, Patti Gibson of Shawnee, Lucy Carranza and Pam Paredes, both of Dallas, Texas, Nona Johnson of Seminole, Ted Cloud of Phoenix, Ariz., and Joseph Cloud of Sapulpa; 32 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and siblings: Rev. Houston Tiger, Martha Bowlegs, Nelli Tiger, and Nora Jacobs, all of Wewoka, Elizabeth Buckner of Oklahoma City, Mary Burgess of Tecumseh, and Myrna Merritt of Seminole.

Pallbearers for the services will be: Francis Miller, Tom Hulbutta, Jackie Hulbutta, Wilson Tiger Jr., Kevin Tiger, and Gregory Tiger. Honorary bearers will be: Elidio Carranza, Rufino Parades, Glenn Gibson and Henry Coker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kelly Coats

Kelly Dale Coats, age 39, died on Monday, Sept. 15, in Bethany.

He was born on Aug. 5, 1969, in Oklahoma City, to Glenn Dale Coats, deceased, and Sue (Hudson) Ray.

He was a sportsman, including hunting and fishing. He was a truck driver and a member of the Nazarene church.

He is survived by his mother, Sue Ray, of Newcastle; one son, Michael Dale Coats, of Bethany; three brothers, Phillip Ray Hudson, of Newcastle, and Chris and Donald Coats, of Joplin, Mo.; two sisters, Tamaria Horton, of Newcastle, and Carey Walsh, of Konawa.

His father, Glenn Dale Coats in 1980, preceded him in death.

Services are scheduled for 2p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Konawa. Rev. Mitch Williams and Rev. Bruce Christian will officiate.

Pallbearers are Frankie Hudson, Junior Hudson, D.L. Foran, D.L. Foran, Jr., Gary Boyd Chapman, and Bobby Husdon.

Honorary pallbearers are Allen Harris and Christopher Foran.

 

 

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Mary

Cochran

Mary Susan Phillips Cochran was born in Haileyville, to Tydfil Richards Phillips and Frank Benning Phillips on April 4, 1916, and died in Oklahoma City, on Oct. 10. A memorial service is scheduled for Friday Oct. 17, at 4p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, in Wewoka.

The family moved to Wewoka, in 1924 and she lived most of her life there. In 1939 she married Fredric Ervin Cochran and they had a daughter, Susan Cochran Gau. Mr. Cochran preceded her in death in 1982.

Mary Sue was active in community, social and church activities. She was a dedicated Christian and an active member of the First United Methodist Church, of Wewoka where she sang in the choir.

She was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where she was a member of the Delta Gamma Fraternity and taught school before her marriage.

She was an active member of many organizations, among them: The University of Oklahoma Founders and Touchdown Clubs. She also served four years on the Alumni Advisory Board at O.U.

She was a member of the Oklahoma City Petroleum Club and was a founding member of the Seminole Nation Museum Board. She was also chairman of the Centennial Celebration in Wewoka in 1966, which was the founding organization of the museum itself.

She was an active member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, the Athenaeum Study Club, the Arts and Crafts club and the Hyacinth Garden Club, of Wewoka.

She enjoyed traveling in Europe and around the world. Her special interests were music and art. She sponsored and directed a girls’ Sextet in the local school for five years. She studied art from many teachers and received recognition for her paintings.

Mary Sue and Fred Cochran founded Cochran Chemical Co., Inc. in Wewoka in 1959 and she continued as an active participant as the Chairman of the Board until her death.

Mary Sue was a loving, devoted wife and mother, as well as a doting grandmother to her two beloved granddaughters and her five great grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. William E. Gau, of Midland Texas, two granddaughters and grandsons Benning Gau Ratliff and Gregory M. Ratliff, and Jordan Gau Thompson and Eric A. Thompson, five great grandchildren, Phillip, Mills Morgan, Porter Ratliff and Davis and Gray Thompson, all of Nashville, Tenn. a brother, Frank B. Phillips, Jr., two nieces, Kimberly Phillips, and her daughter Hayley Hite, Bronwyn and Rick Rack, and their children Jill and Lad Rack all of Houston Texas, as well as R. Tyler Rack Ramadi, Iraq, as well as her adopted family, Nancy and John LeVesque, their children Brooke and Norman, LeVesque all of Yucaipa, Calif. and John Norman Wewoka.

Mary Sue had many special friends that she loved and adored.

Honorary Pall Bearers: Duke Ligon, Bud Beeler, of Oklahoma City, Vince Orza, of Edmond, Fred Smith, John Norman, Ferril Williamson, Troy Childers, of Wewoka, Bryan Bishop Enid, John O’Connor, of Dallas Texas, Kevin Blonkivist, Earl Levea, of Midland Texas, John LeVesque, of Yucaipa, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 3rd and Okfuskee, Wewoka, OK 74884, Seminole Nation Museum, 524 S. Wewoka Ave, Wewoka, OK 74884

 

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Barry Coker

Funeral services for area resident, Barry Gene Coker, age 39, died in Stillwater, on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Coker was born April 17, 1969, in Claremore, to Cora Lee (McComb) and Edmond Lee Coker.

He was a graduate of Holdenville High School, Class of 1987, and attended college at Murray State.

He was a veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and an activated member of the 2120th Supply and Service Company in the Oklahoma National Guard.

Surviving are his children: Brooke L. Coker, Trask X. Coker, and Debra J. Coker, all of Holdenville and Catlin P. Coker, of Chandler; his mother, Cora Coker, of Wewoka; and his father, Edmond Coker, of Holdenville

A wake service will held Sunday, Sept. 21, from 6 to 8p.m., at Hudson Philips Funeral Chapel, in Holdenville.

Services will be held Monday, Sept 22, in the Hudson Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, in Holdenville.

Internment will take place in a family cemetery, in Hughes County.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Tommy Colbert

Funeral services for Seminole native Tommy Colbert are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Galilee Temple of Praise and Deliverance, 338 W. Russell, Seminole.

Interment is to follow at Westwood Cemetery, west of Wewoka, under the direction of Keller Funeral Home, Boley.

Colbert, 64 of Plainfield, N.J., died Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 at Muhlenburg Regional Hospital in Plainfield, N.J. He was born Jan. 21, 1944 in Seminole to Booker T. and Grace Lee (Johnson) Colbert.

He attended Seminole Public Schools for 12 years and graduated from SHS in 1962. Colbert was the vice president if his senior class and lettered in basketball, track and football.

In 2007, Colbert was among those chosen as a member of the Seminole High School Hall of Fame.

He married Connie Robinson and attended Lyons Institute of Technology in Newark, N.J. Colbert was a certified dental technician and owned a dental laboratory in Plainfield, N.J.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; two daughters: dawn Latigo of Long Beach, N.J., and Lisa Colbert; three grandchildren; and two sisters: Marilyn Pope of Desoto, Texas, and Betty Colbert of Pueblo, Colo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cecil Coley

Funeral services for Oklahoma City resident Cecil J. Coley are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2008, at John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel in Moore, under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel.

Interment will follow at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Wolfe Cemetery in Seminole County.

Coley died July 21, 2008, at the age of 77.

He was born June 26, 1931, to Ranes and Lela Coley in Red Oak.

He was a member of Indian Mission Assembly of God.

Coley’s hobbies included singing, playing cards, and riding.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and was a truck driver for Oklahoma Tomato for 12 years.

Coley was preceded in death by his parents, Ranes and Lela Coley; and two brothers, Soloman Coley and Wilburn Coley.

He is survived by his wife Bettery; three children, Ulus Coley, Cecilia Garcia, and Wayne Wolfe; stepchildren, Dallas Ceeley, Leon Merriman, Cathy Raines, Billy Merriman, Gerald Merriman, and Terry Merriman; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Coley and Joe Coley; three sisters, Dolly Scott, Bydia Pope, and Sue Jefferson.

Albert Collier

Funeral services for Albert Lee "Paps" Collier are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Freewill Baptist Church in Okemah.

Interment is to follow Highland Cemetery in Okemah. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Rev. Burton Petty and assisted by Brother Richard Larney.

Collier died Wednesday, March 19, 2008 in Okemah at the age of 89. He was born July 25, 1918 in Seminole County to Andy and Lessie (Weems) Collier.

Collier spent most of his life in and around the Okemah area. He and Juanita Kinslow were married Dec. 24, 1938 in Okemah.

At the time of death, he was a member of the Okemah Free Will Baptist Church. He served as a deacon in the Schoolton Free Will Baptist Church west of Okemah and was ordained as a Free Will Baptist minister on May 20, 1951.

He received a certificate of award from the Oklahoma Bible College on May 15, 1961. His first pastorate was at the Schoolton Free Will Baptist Church.

He also pastored Free Will Baptist Churches at Hannah, Calvin, Sunnylane in Del City, Wewoka, Prague, Henryetta, and Faith Free Will Baptist Church in Holdenville.

Collier was also a builder, and he built or remodeled every place that he pastored. He built an educational wing a new sanctuary at Sunnylane, a completely new facility at Wewoka, remodeled the facility at Prague and totally remodeled the Henryetta church.

During his tenure as pastor he served on the Oklahoma State Church Training Board, Oklahoma State Mission Board, and was moderator of various associations while serving on several district boards.

His parents, Andy and Lessie Collier; his baby sister, Lois; his brother, Garland; and sister, Opal, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; one daughter, Alnita Young of Ardmore; one son, Loy Collier of Okemah; one brother, Willard Collier of Midwest City; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Serving as active pallbearers will be his grandsons. Bible Bearer is Chandler Smith.

Honorary Bearers include: Danny Rutland, Roger Ennis, Darrel Johnson, Kurt Titsworth, Clyde Walker, Fred Lacquement, Tommy Gordon, Jim Grim, Sterling Elmore, John Ford, Bill Ogden, Joseph Walker, and Alford Page.

 

 

 

 

 

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Addie Conn

Graveside Services for lifelong Wewoka resident Addie Lou Conn are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery. She passed away Friday, Oct. 24, at Unity Hospital, in Shawnee, at the age of 90 years.

Addie Lou was born in Allen, to J.D. and Alvora Hanna. She attended Wewoka High School and graduated in 1936.

She married Clifford Conn in 1937. Together they had four children.

Addie Lou was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church, in Wewoka.

She worked for Dr. William C. Moore and Dr. Ken Mathis, the Wewoka Library and the Court House thru Green Thumb. For the last seven years she resided at the Wewoka Nursing Center.

Addie Lou was preceded in death by her parents; her children; father, Cliff Conn; a son, Mike Conn; brother Alton Hanna; and sister Irma Lois Chappell.

Survivors include: daughter, Sandra and Husband Roy Harlan, of Enid, son Clifford Conn and wife, of Oklahoma City, son Billy Conn and wife Janice, of Madill; grandchildren are: Rick Harlan and wife Regina, of Snyder, Texas, Kevin Harlan and wife Sylvia Glen, also of Snyder, Texas, Trace Conn and wife Kara, of Rowlett, Texas, Christopher Conn and wife Jennifer, of Wewoka, Courtney Ward and husband Chad, of Wewoka, Jason Conn, of Dallas, Texas and Jordan Conn, of Dallas, Texas; great-grandchildren: Kimberly Harlan, Carrie Harlan, Tara Harlan, Ryan Harlan, Regan Harlan, Caleb Conn, Case Conn, Cade Conn, Cole Ward, Jacey Lane Conn, and Christian Kai Conn.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneralservice. com

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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John Conn

Services for Seminole resident John Daniel Conn are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Seminole.

Interment is to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery with Pastor Tommy Clark officiating.

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

Conn, 71, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008 at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa. He was born April 8, 1936 in Konawa.

He graduated in 1954 from Excelsior High School and was educated at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

He retired in 1992 as Operations Manager at Hess Pipeline in Laurel Mississippi after a 35-year career with Amerada Hess Petroleum Corporation.

During his years with Amerada, he also lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Vernon, Texas, Seminole, Texas and Calgary Alberta Canada. He returned to Seminole, Oklahoma to make his home upon retirement.

He was an avid golfer and tireless volunteer for community/civic projects. He was honored as Seminole’s Citizen of the year in 1995. He was a past member of the Airport Board, served on various city committees and was responsible for the construction of the Seminole State College baseball facility at Oiler Park.

Conn served a term as State President of the Oklahoma Petroleum Motor Transport Association and was a past director of Tulsa Country Club. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl C. Conn and Gertie Johnson Conn and his sister, Mary Nell Groves.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Bettie Conn of the home; a nephew, Steve Groves of Ada; a niece, Carla Kay Atkinson of Oklahoma City; and a brother-in-law, Floyd Groves of Ada.

Memorials may be sent in his memory to the Seminole State College Baseball Program in c/o SSC Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 351 Seminole, OK 74818-0351.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gary Conner

Longtime Wewoka resident Gary Don Conner, age 56, died Sunday, Dec. 28, in Oklahoma City.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dan Factor Officiating and burial to follow at Grant Chapel Cemetery, in Welty.

He was born Feb. 4, 1952, to George Conner Sr. and Madeline Hayes Conner.

Conner was a graduate of Wewoka High School and Oklahoma University, earning a Master in Arts. He later worked at Wewoka County Club as head Chef. He was a member of Akasvmkv Baptist Church, in Wewoka.

Preceding him in death are his parents, George and Madline Geraldine Conner and infant brother Jacob.

Survivors include his brother, George Conner, of Shawnee and companion Delonna Smalts.

Pallbearers will be Donald Conner, Donnie Judy, Bobby Williams, Joe Yahola, Jessie Brown, and Leslie Brown Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Darryl Judy, John Deem, and Brock Barger.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

Guest book available at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

 

 

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Nancy Coody

A memorial service for longtime Seminole County resident Nancy L. (Williams) Cotton Coody is scheduled for 10:30 Wednesday at the Amazing Grace Pentecostal Holiness Church with Sister Pat Coffey officiating.

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

Coody, 66, died Friday, June 6, 2008 at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee. She was born Aug. 27, 1941 in Wewoka to O.A. "Fats" Williams and Willie Faye (Pearce) Williams.

She worked as an L.P.N. at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City and is a former Sulphur resident. She married Joe T. Cotton and he preceded her in death in 2003. Later she married Robert C. Coody and he too preceded her in death in 2003.

In addition, her parents and one brother, W.G. Williams (2000), also preceded her in death.

Surviving is one son, Randall "Randy" Cotton of Seminole; two daughters, Jodi Cotton of Wolf and Stephanie Sandlin of Ada; two sisters, Loretta Choate of Seminole and Carol Tahsuda of Alberta, Canada; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Jerry Cooley

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident Jerry Wayne Cooley are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Ada with Rev. Robert Ware and Rev. Ed Bray officiating.

Burial is to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery with services being under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Cooley, 60, died Monday, June 2, 2008 at his Konawa residence. He was born June 6, 1947 in Vamoosa to William Crawford Cooley and Nancy Elizabeth (Lane) Cooley.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on June 2, 1965 and served during the Vietnam War. Cooley was awarded the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. He received an honorable discharge on Dec. 18, 1968.

On Nov. 24, 1979 he married Bobbi Ruth Castleberry in Konawa. He was a truck driver in the oilfield for many years.

Surviving is his wife of the home; one son, Orin Cooley of Konawa; three daughters: Andrea Leonard and Cheyenne Cooley, both of Konawa, and Melissa Cooley of Ada; three brothers: Bill Cooley Jr. of Seiling, James "Fuzz" Cooley of Ozark, Ark., and Rex Cooley of Edmond; one sister, Mildred Roberts of Cushing; and five grandchildren.

Serving as casket bearers will be: Jimmy Roberts, Greg Roberts, George Roberts, Rex Cooley, Clay Cooley, and Martin Maggard.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eliza Coon

Wake Services for Eliza Coon were scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Rock Springs Indian Baptist Church with Rev. Jimpsey Harjo and Rev. Houston Tiger officiating. Interment will follow at Rock Springs Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 23 1934, in, Sasakwa, to Titusie and Lona (Harjo) Carpitcher. She attended Rock Point and Vamoosa Schools.

She married Arthur Coon in 1952 and resided in Wewoka, raising her family. She was a homemaker most of her life.

Survivors include her daughters, Shirley Aguirre, Rebecca Larney, Barbara Jefferson, Greda Hooper, and Elizabeth Coon; son, Dwayne Coon; step-children, Margie Yazzie, Linda Tsdadi, and Arthur Coon; sisters, Effie Lena Harjo, Zelda Morgan, and Alice Walters; brothers, Bunny and Cully Carpitcher; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband Arthur; daughter, Jeanetta, Douglas; sisters, Christine and Irene Carpitcher; brothers, Harris, Albert, Terry, Sam, and Andrew Carpitcher.

Pallbearers will be Abe Davis, Sam Wheeler, Roy Carpitcher, Jason Tiger, Rex Hailey, and Dwayne Coon.

Honorary pallbearers will be Walter Larney, Mike Harjo, and Edvardo Aguirre.

A Guest book is available at wwwphillipsfuneralserice.com

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

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Cooper

Funeral services for Henry Dempsey Cooper will be held Friday, Sept. 12, at 10a.m. at the Calvary Way Church in Prague. Interment will follow at the Oakdale Cemetery in Paden.

Henry Dempsey Cooper was born Dec. 19, 1921 in Russellville, Ark. to Barry and Mariah (Davis) Cooper. He passed away Tuesday, Sept. 09, at his home in Prague at the age of 86.

Mr. Cooper had been a resident of the Paden and Prague area most all of his life. He and Maudie Palmer Cooper were married Sept. 22, 1942 and she later preceded him in death March 3, 1976. He later married Emma Loy Cooper Feb. 14, 1979; she preceded him in death June 25, 2004.

Mr. Cooper worked as a mechanic all of his life and also served his country during WWII with the United Stated Army. He loved life and especially loved visiting and "aggravating" people. But most of all he loved his family and especially his grandkids.

Also preceding him in death were his parents, one son, Larry Dean Cooper; two grandsons, Robert Charles Cooper and Joseph Lee Cooper; and also 9 brothers and sisters.

Mr. Cooper is survived by his 7 sons, Bobby Cooper and wife Pam of Prague, Danny Cooper and wife Linda of Prague, Glenn Cooper and wife Terry of Paden, Lyndel Cooper and wife Sheri of Prague, Jody Cooper and wife Misty of Prague, Barry Cooper of Earlsboro, and Johnny Cooper of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Patsy Gregory and husband Don of Prague and Angie Whisnant and husband Jimmy of Bearden; one daughter in law, Billie Cooper of Prague; one sister, Evelyn Fisher of Stillwell; 25 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Grandsons will be serving as pallbearers.

Services under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home of Okemah and officiated by Rev. Starland Davis.

 

Kenneth Corona

Funeral services for longtime former Seminole resident Kenneth Wayne Corona are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Stewart and Rev. Manuel Rivas Jr. to officiate.

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

Corona, 40 of Oklahoma City, died Saturday, April 19, 2008 at his home. He was born Aug. 7, 1967 in Seminole to Raymond Roman Corona and Jane (McMullen) Marler.

His parents and one brother, Raymond Corona (May 14, 2007) preceded him in death.

Surviving is his stepmother, Alberta Corona of Seminole; stepfather, John Marler; two brothers: Albert Corona and Michael Kelough, both of Seminole; and two sisters: Vickie Haskins and Carolyn Corona Palacios, both of Seminole.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Florence Cowherd

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Florence Cowherd are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole, with Rev. Glen Pence officiating.

Graveside services will be held immediately following the service at the Wetumka, Oklahoma Cemetery.

Mrs. Cowherd went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at the age of 90. She was born Feb. 20, 1917, in Deer, Ark., to Claude and Julia Pruitt.

At the age of 18, she married Delbert McElyea and was married until his untimely death due to an oil field accident in August 1962. They were married for 27 years and had one son, Paul Dean McElyea who preceded them in death in Dec. 1935 at 11 months of age.

On Jan. 17, 1969, she married Leonard Cowherd. During 35 years of their loving marriage, they resided in various places in Oklahoma: Washita, Anadarko, Claremore, Wetumka, and Seminole. Leonard’s three children became hers.

They are Mary Lou Mannschreck, Bartlesville, Betty Cussen, Broken Arrow, and Harold Cowherd of Memphis.

Florence and Leonard enjoyed their retirement years by caring for her mother, Julia Pruitt until her passing in 1986. They also enjoyed traveling in their RV, bowling, golfing and gardening.

They both sang in the church choir. Florence enjoyed crocheting, ceramics, but most of all her extended family. Florence will always be remembered for her quick wit, loving nature, and generosity to all.

She was preceded in death by her father, Claude Pruitt; mother, Julia Pruitt; son, Paul Dean McElyea; four siblings, Claude Jr., Flossie, Lonnie, and Lewell; her husband of 27 years, Delbert McElyea; and her husband of 35 years, Leonard Cowherd.

She is survived by daughters, Mary Lou Mannschreck, and Betty Cussen and her husband Jim; and son, Harold Cowherd and his wife, Diane.

Her surviving siblings are Madge Brinlee, Holdenville; Gladys Osborn, Wetumka; Betty Osborn and her husband Roy, Wetumka; Doug Pruitt and his wife Sylvia, Harrah.

She has many nieces and nephews. Surviving grandchildren are Christy Thompson and her husband Randy of Tazewell, Va; Kyle Cussen and his wife Misti of Broken Arrow and Kimberly Hendricks of Dallas.

Surviving step-grandchildren are Leanne Moffitt of Oklahoma City; Paul Moffitt of Seattle, Wade Jarlsberg and wife Cara of Norman, and Ande Jarlsberg of Norman.

Surviving great-grandchildren are Carley and Addie Thompson of Tazewell, Cassie and Caia Cussen of Broken Arrow; Jase and Porter Jarlsberg of Norman, and Ewan Moffitt of Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Cussen, Jim Cussen, Harold Cowherd, Kenneth Brinlee, Mike Osborn, and Bruce Pruitt.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald Osborn, Dennis Osborn, Curtis Brinlee, Hartsell Brinlee, Alton Brinlee, Joe David Pruitt, Danny Pruitt, Larry Pruitt, Jerry May and Leonard Ray Pruitt.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Christian Church of Seminole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ellen Cox

Seminole resident Ellen Faye Cox, age 64, died Monday, Dec. 22, at Integris Medical Center, in Seminole.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 27, at 10 a.m., in the Walker Funeral Service Chapel. Harvey Spear will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Dale Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 12, 1944, in Shawnee, to E.A. Kisor and Birdie (Treat) Kisor. She attended school in Dale. She married J.R. Cox, in 1961.

Cox spent most of her life as a housewife and homemaker. She had been a member of Hazel Dell Baptist Church. She enjoyed genealogy, sewing, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons, Danny Cox and wife Nancy, of Houston, Texas and Terry Cox and wife Carrie, of Seminole; five grandchildren, Danielle Cox, of Houston, Texas, Hannah Cox, of Houston, Texas, Jessica Cox, of Seminole, John Riley Cox of Seminole, Joshua Jenkins and wife Whitney, of Dale; great-grandchild, Lana Cheyenne; six brothers, Earl Kisor and wife Patsy, of Shawnee, Troy Kisor and wife Helen, of Yukon, Jack Kisor and wife Ann, of Wichita Falls, Texas, Tom Kisor and wife Joyce, of Shawnee, Ken Kisor and wife Judy, of Lindsborg, Kan., Don Kisor and wife Brenda, of Midwest City; sister, Elizabeth Williams and husband Ed, of Choctaw; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends

Preceding her in death are her parents and daughter, Lana Cox.

Services are under the direction of Walker Funeral Services.

 

 

 

 

 

Billie Crain

Funeral services for Sasakwa native Billie Crain are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Amanda Lockwood of First United Methodist Church officiating.

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

Crain, of Dallas, Texas, died Sunday, June 15, 2008 at Plano General Hospital at the age of 84. He was born Dec. 25, 1923 in Sasakwa to Allen and Mayme Crain.

He was raised in Sasakwa and graduated from Sasakwa High School. On May 28, 1954 he married Christine M. Crain in Checotah and they raised two children together.

Crain served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as a rifleman. After his discharge he attended the University of Oklahoma, receiving a degree in law.

He worked as Regional Director in Dallas, Texas, for the office of Hearing and Appeals for the Social Security Administration from 1963 to 1980.

Crain and his wife moved to McAlester in 1980, where he served a judge.

His parents and daughter, Mary Annette Crain, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife and son, James Allen Crain, both of Dallas, Texas.

 

 

 

 

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Crawford

Gregory Steven Crawford, 47, of Mansfield, Texas went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 28. Services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, in Seminole, with Pastor Tommy Clark officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Greg was born on Feb. 13, 1961 in Houston, Texas to Pat and James Crawford. He was a dedicated employee for over 25 years at Air Liquide in Texas. Greg will be remembered as a funny, loving and compassionate son, father, brother, uncle and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who loved him.

Greg is survived by his loving fiancé Melody Huddleston and her son Chance; his daughter, Lindsey Crawford and son Cody Crawford; and their mother Christie Bates, of Mansfield, Texas. He is also survived by his mother Pat Atyia and husband Freid Atyia, of Seminole; brother Jeff Crawford and wife Debbie and children Justin, Brandi and Jeffery, of Bakersfield, Calif.; brother, Kevin Crawford and wife Carolina and sons Nicolas and Nolan, of Mansfield, Texas; sister, Jayna Knight and husband Gene and daughter Cheyenne, of Spring, Texas; sister Tama Crane and husband Ben and daughter Abigail, of Sachse, Texas, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Frankie Crawford and Juanita Cline; his father, James Crawford; and nephew Brandon Burgett.

Pallbearers will include Rocky Loerch, Larry Burnett, Dennis Dunlap, Art Pena, Ken Rutland and Bobby Harper.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Knight, Ben Crane and Bruce Coates.

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

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Greg Crawford to: Baptist College Ministry 2507 West Wrangler Blvd. Seminole, Oklahoma 74868.

 

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Nettie Crawford

Funeral services for longtime Maud resident Nettie Gertrude (Cain) Crawford are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud.

Frank Brewer is to officiate the services with interment to follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

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

Crawford, 96, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008 at Sunset Estates Care Center in Tecumseh. She was born Aug. 15, 1911 in Westminster, Texas to Samuel David Cain and Ethel (Box) Cain.

In 1923 she moved to Maud with her parents and on Oct. 25, 1930 she married Custer C. Crawford in Maud.

She worked as a cook at George’s Café and then at the Maud Nursing Home. Crawford retired in the early 1980s and was a member of the Maud Church of Christ for many years.

Her parents; her husband (Nov. 11, 1989); four brothers: R.D. Cain, Henry Cain, Bennie Cain, and Clinton Cain; and two grandchildren, preceded her in death.

Survivors include two daughters: Loretta Bowder of Moore and Mary Winter of Seminole; two sons: David Crawford of Maud and Lee Crawford of Maud; one brother, Wiley Cain of Muldrow, Okla.; one sister, Oletta Watkins of Omak, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 34 great-great grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be: Mike Crawford, Mark Crawford, Randy Crawford, Terry Guinn, Raymond Bowder, Ricky Bowder, Jeff Horn and Steve Horn. Honorary bearers will be her great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Margy Creech

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Margy Louise (Boyter) Creech are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Cemetery in St. Augustine, Fla.

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

Creech, 78, died Thursday, April 10, 2008 at Integris Southwest Medical Center. She was born Sept. 24, 1929 in Wilmington, S.C., to Jack Boyter and Christine (Windham) Boyter.

She was a registered nurse and had worked as a dietician until her retirement in 1997. Creech moved to Seminole County two and one-half years ago from Florida.

Her parents; her first husband and father of her children, Robert Clinton Taylor; her second husband, Jim Creech; and two brothers, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons: Steven Taylor of Wewoka and Robert Clinton Jr., of Florida; one daughter, Luanne Taylor of Daytona, Fla.; one sister, Mary of Jacksonville, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

Theopolis Crooms

Funeral services for Seminole High School graduate Theopolis "Kenneth" Crooms are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Ray Curry officiating.

Interment is to follow at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Crooms, 65, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at his home in Norman. He was born April 28, 1943 in Atoka, Okla., to Leonard Crooms and Irene (Williams) Crooms-Burris. Crooms was the oldest of 15 children.

He received his diploma from Seminole High School and he worked for Mr. and Mrs. Agar for over 25 years, and Mr. and Mrs. Artman for over 20 years, as a caregiver.

His father; stepfather, Lorenzo Burris; sister, Bertha Burris’ and one brother, Rico Bernard "Bud" Burris, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother of Seminole; brothers: Alonza Burris of Edmond, Michael Burris of Konawa, John Burris of Seminole, Willie Burris of Wichita, Kan., and Wallace Burris of Monmouth, Ill.; and seven sisters: Rose Burris of Seminole, Marshell Burris of Seminole, Yolanda Black of Dallas, Texas, Patsy Colbert of Edmond, Cheryl Smith, Ellen Smith and Fondrea Crooms of Tulsa.

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

 

 

 

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Leahnelle Crow

Graveside services for longtime Wewoka resident, Leahnelle (Ligon) Crow are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Michael Vallandingham officiating.

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

Crow died Thursday, March 27, 2008 at Elmwood Nursing Home, Wewoka. She was born March 16, 1920 in Murray, Ken., to Toy B. and Frocie (Outland) Ligon.

She and her family moved to Wewoka a number of years ago, and she graduated from Wewoka High School.

After graduation she worked for Otasco as a secretary for a number of years.

She and Clifton Crow were married and to this union one daughter was born.

Her parents; husband; and three brothers: Clifford, Hoyt and Bill Ligon, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her daughter, Kay Stump of Colorado; two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Betty Curb

Longtime Seminole resident Betty Jo (McClure) Curb passed away on Friday, Aug. 22, in Elk City, at the age of 80.

She was the youngest of seven born on March 6, 1928 in Wayne, to Thomas Rush McClure also known as "T.R. and Daddy Mac" and Gertie (Phillips) McClure.

She attended Wayne School for Grades 1 through 6; Paoli School Grades 7 through 10 (8th Grade Valedictorian): Midwest City School for Grades 11 and 12, Senior Class Valedictorian.

She received many awards including: Scholarship to Business College, American Legion Award, William P. Danforth award, Perfect Attendance (8 consecutive years), Best All-around Girl. Completed 3 Semesters at Oklahoma A&M College Stillwater, and School of Intensive Business.

After Betty started full time at Midwest City Schools, she met her future husband Alfred F. Curb, they dated over two years before they were married and started their family two and one half years later. They had two sons: Russell, Sept. 1953, and Ronald, Dec. 1956.

Al and Betty had been dating for a few weeks when they realized that they had both enrolled at A & M and left A & M the same dates. They didn’t meet each other there, because Betty stayed at college on weekends attending church activities (no money for bus fare) and Al was on the G.I. Bill (Marines) and drove his old car or hitchhiked home most weekends (to see his girlfriend).

For almost 55 years, Betty would remind Al that they could have met earlier at A & M.

Betty worked for several years for Midwest City School District where she helped with their financials and many other accounting issues. She also worked for the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission and Tinker Air Force Base.

Her most recent employment was with Strother School where she retired in May of 1995 after serving as their Secretary and Treasurer for thirty years. She had been an active member of Twin Oak Baptist Church since 1964.

Betty leaves to cherish her memories her two sons and daughters-in-law; Ron and Lisa Curb of Newcastle, and Russell and Jeanette Curb of Elk City, sister, Claudia Talley of Wellston, three grandchildren, Tara Curb of Newcastle, and Tiffany and Nicholas Curb of Elk City, and one great granddaughter, Madisyn Inman of Elk City. She is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, step-mother "Woody" McClure, husband Alfred Curb on Jan. 19, 2006, triplet sisters; Obie Willingham, Ocie Talley and Odie McClure and brothers; Tommy McClure and Troy McClure.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Forest Weast officiating.

Lunch will be served following the service at Twin Oak Baptist Church. Interment will take place at 3:p.m. at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers will be: Jim Davis, Kenneth Hester, Glenn Pickle, Tommie Rammage, Larry Roper and Sid Spencer.

Honorary Bearers will be: Dale Bell, Don Bell, Larry McClure, Freddy Talley and Tommie Talley.

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

 

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L. J. Dahl

Longtime Seminole county resident L.J. Dahl passed away on Nov. 14, at his home, at the age of 84.

He was born on Aug. 30, 1924. in Yukon, to John and Edith Christian (Behren) Dahl.

L.J. married Edna (Cordell) Dahl on Aug. 29, 1947 and she preceded him in death on Jan. 17, 2004.

He served in the United States Army during WWII and retired from Tinker Air Force.

He was a "Winter Texan" he loved spending his winter in Brownsville, Texas with friends.

He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Leon Merriman, of Tecumseh; and son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Norma Snyder, of Midwest City; one brother, Harley John Dahl, of Oklahoma City; and sister, Elberta Delachmit, of Springfield, Mo.; two grandchildren, Joe Lee Merriman and his wife Michelle and Kevin Merriman; and one great granddaughter, Madison Merriman.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, and six brothers and sisters.

Graveside Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Cummings Cemetery, in Maud, with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Service under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home, in Maud.

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

 

Troy Dame

Private family services for longtime Seminole County resident Troy Dame are scheduled.

He will be laid to rest in center Cemetery in Center, Okla. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Dame, 81, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center. He was born May 3, 1927 in Center, Okla., to George Andy and Ethel (Chaplin) Dame.

He married Betty L. Jones; she preceded him in death on March 16, 2007.

Dame retired from Law Enforcement, where he was the Chief of Police for many years for the City of Konawa.

He also worked for Pontotoc and Seminole Counties for many years. In addition, he was a truck driver and served in the U.S. Air Force.

His parents, wife, and numerous brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sons: Troy D. Dame of Seminole and Michael Anderson of Tulsa; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nicole Daniel

Nicole Davis Daniel, 26 year-old Seminole resident
died Monday, Aug. 8, 2008 in
Seminole.  She was born Dec. 16, 1981, in Oklahoma City, to parents Pamela Kay (Davis) Daniel and Stephen Marshall Daniel.

Nicole graduated from Putnam City North High School in 2000 and continued her education at Francis Tuttle
Vo-Tec. where she earned her degree as a veterinarian
technician.

Surviving her are her mother Pamela Daniel of Seminole, father, Stephen Daniel of Hydro, and one brother, Brock Daniel of
Seminole.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2p.m., Friday,
Aug. 22 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Daniel J. Grimes will officiate the service, assisted by Matt Riffle.

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

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

 

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Lueeta (Scott) Darr

Lueetta (Scott) Darr, 93 year-old, longtime Seminole resident went to be with the Lord on May 19, 2008 in Seminole, Oklahoma.

She attended Old Glory Assembly of God Church for over 80 years and was a member for over 50 years. She loved c

hildren and taught the beginner’s class for many years. She loved raising flowers and enjoyed spending time with her children and working in her garden and raising Bantam chickens.

She was born August 29, 1914 in Roff, Oklahoma to parents Carl William Scott and Ida Mae (Brinlee) Scott.

Lueetta married Amel P. Darr on January 29, 1936 in Seminole County, Oklahoma.

Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Amel Darr of the home in Seminole, one son and daughter-in-law, Carl and his wife Helen Darr of Seminole, Oklahoma.

Other survivors include five grandchildren; Sharon Stanberry of Shawnee, Oklahoma; Martha Allen of Norman, Oklahoma; Bob Harrelson of Shawnee, Oklahoma; Sonya Hoselton of Seminole, Oklahoma and Kevin Darr of Seminole, Oklahoma. Twelve great grandchildren; Merry Rampergash, Rachael Detherage; Leah Neal; Annie Harrelson; Hayden Darr; Garrett Darr; Daniel Stanberry; Isaac Stanberry; Joshua Stanberry; Shelby Davis; Bradley Davis and Jessica Childers. Also surviving are four great great grandchildren;Elijah Rampergash, Ethan Rampergash, Samuel Dunn and Tommy Deatherage. She is also survived by a very special friend Bertha "Mamaw" Mainord and family
and a host of other family and dear friends.

Mrs. Darr is preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Louise Harrelson (2003); and by two brothers, J.C. Scott and Wendell Scott.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 23, 2008 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Eugene "Gene" Darr officiating the service and Rev. Allen Wood assisting. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole, Oklahoma.

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

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

 

 

Crawford Davis

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Crawford "Curley" Davis are scheduled for 10:30 a.m Wednesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Russell Ryker officiating.

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

Crawford passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 at Seminole Estates at the age of 92 years. He was born July 15, 1915 in Little Rock, Ark., to Curtis E. and Eliza Settles Davis.

He married Alta Jewel (Hunt) Davis on Feb. 13, they were married for 71 years before she preceded him in death on Aug. 20, 2006.

Crawford worked in the lumber industry for many years. In addition, he worked as a landscape developer and lawn service.

He was a World War II Veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. Crawford was a member of the Hilltop Freewill Baptist Church.

His parents; wife, Alta; one son, Jessie Joe Davis; three grandsons: Gary Douglas, Ronald Heath Davis and John Darrell Davis.

Survivors include five children: James and wife Wilma Davis of Wewoka, Crawford and wife Sandra Davis of Wewoka, Gary and wife Nancy Davis of Ardmore, Carolyn and Husband Bob Camp of Wewoka, and Linda and Husband Mike Notz of Roswell, N.M.; 30 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and two expected.

Pallbearers will be: Jimmy Davis, Eddie Davis, Adam Davis, Joey Davis, Raymond Waite, Michael Henning, Randy Mays, Scott Barlow and Richard Davis.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dexter Davis

Dexter Lee Davis died Sunday, Dec. 14, in Tecumseh.

He was born Dec. 28, 1940, in Modesto, Calif., to Edwin Dexter and Jesse Lee (Chesser) Davis.

He grew up in Modesto and graduated from Downey High School. He married Catherine Harrison, on Oct. 31, 1957, in Modesto.

Davis served in the U.S. Air Force, spending time in Louisiana, and Greenland. In later years he continued his education, returning to school on the G. I. Bill and graduated from Seminole State College and East Central College with a degree in Criminal Law.

He began his career in law enforcement with the Seminole Police Department, in 1973 as a patrolman. He worked for the department for 20 years, retiring in 1993, as Assistant Chief of Police.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine, of the home; daughters, Sherrie Sheppard, of Shawnee, Melinda Lowman, of Maud; son, Delmar Davis, of Meeker; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death is his daughter, Renee Nell.

His last wishes were that his friends remember him as he was during his police career and that there be no formal funeral service.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donating to the foundation for medical research for Multiple Sclerosis be a consideration.

Dorothy Davis

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Dorothy L. Davis are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Stout-Philips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Phillip Mullins officiating.

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

Dorothy L. Davis was born Aug. 27, 1923 in Bristow to John and Elma (Barnes) Richardson. Dorothy passed from the physical life after a long illness at home on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008.

She strove tirelessly during her life to serve her family and friends as a Proverbs 31 woman. She was a diligent homemaker, valuable helper, nurturing mother, and upright God-fearing woman.

Dorothy was the Society Editor of the Wewoka Times before she spent many years in the Seminole County Courthouse as Deputy County Assessor.

In addition, she was a bookkeeper for several nursing homes in the Wewoka, Konawa, and Wetumka areas. She also spent many years with Seminole Soil Conservation Office.

She was active in the EX-POW’s as Adjutant for the Central Oklahoma Chapter and also Adjutant for the Department of Oklahoma EX-POW’s.

Dorothy was a member of First Baptist Church, Wewoka, and served as Sunday school secretary for a number of years. Recently she attended Midway Baptist Church.

Dorothy was also an avid volunteer for the Veteran’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Preceding her in death are her parents, John and Elma Richardson; one sister, Nancy (Richardson) Watson; infant son; sister, Marge Brixey; brother, Jack Richardson; two granddaughters, Toni Thatcher; great-granddaughter, Jill Smith; J.W. Thatcher, husband and father of her children – (Eddie, Patti, Donny and Jimmy Don); Richard Bradley, husband and father of her son, Ricky; and husband, Wayne Garrett.

She is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, Lawrence Davis of Wewoka, who tended her in her illness for more than two years; four children: Eddie Thatcher and wife, Eva of Conroe, Texas, Patricia (Thatcher) John of McLoud, Don Thatcher and wife, Barbara, of Booneville, Ark., and Richard Bradley and wife, Cayla, of Wylie, Texas.

She is also survived by 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; four brothers: Harold Richardson, Donald Richardson, Bill Richardson, and Roger Richardson; and one sister, Nancy (Richardson) Watson.

A special Thanks to Patty Prater, Martha Davis, Donna Loeffelholz, and Robert Davis; who gave their love and support to Dorothy in this final year.

The family would also like to thank the kind and caring nurses from Amedisys of Seminole and Faith Hospice.

 

 

 

 

 

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Lorraine Davis

Funeral services for Seminole County native Etta Lorraine (Phillippi) Davis are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ at Little with Rusty Dawson and Howard Byerly officiating.

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery with services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Lorraine passed away on Friday, May 23, 2008 at the age of 96 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home in Seminole. She was born May 20, 1912 to Frank and Cora (Johnston) Phillippi in Wewoka.

On Dec. 1, 1937 in Wewoka, she married Mont Davis. She worked at the DHS in Wewoka, and he was County Commissioner when they met.

Lorraine was a city girl, living with her widowed mother at the time of her marriage. She often commented on how the "women of the community of Little" showed her how to cook and can.

Lorraine loved her family, the Church, cooking, and visiting with friends, most of whom have gone on before her and enjoying life. She loved flowers and was once a member of an Iris Club.

Her entire family attends the Church of Christ in their respective locations. She and Mont raised their children in the Church of Christ at Little, Okla.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth Dodson and husband S.W. Dodson; daughter and son-in-law, Frances and husband Eugene Warrenburg; and son-in-law, Al Lawrence.

She is survived by her son, Jeff Davis and wife Beth of Little; her daughter, Kay Hinson and husband Adolph of Shawnee; daughter, Irene Lawrence of Pauls Valley; grandchildren: Owen Davis of Shawnee, Jesse and Lesley Davis of Pryor, Tracy (Scruggs) Noerper and Rob of Nashville, Tenn., Donna Hardin and Jim of Little, Marsha Guymon and husband J. Carl of Broken Arrow, Linda Dowell and Dwayne of Lubbock, Texas, Ann Frame and Danny of Pauls Valley, and Carol Werhan and Mark of Minnesota.

Also surviving Lorraine are 10 great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

She will be deeply missed by family, friends and the community of Little.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virginia Davis

Funeral services for Virginia Davis are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, Lawton.

Burial is to follow at Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin under the direction of Becker Funeral Home, Inc., Lawton.

Mrs. Davis, 51 of Cache, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 in Lawton. She was born March 2, 1956 in Salay, Misamis Oriental Province, Philippines to Crosistomo delos and Romana (Cagulada) Santos.

She had been employed by Wrangler as a seamstress and she and her husband were longtime Asher residents.

On March 25, 1988 she married Sammy Dee Davis in Olongapo City, Philippines.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Paul Nungesser of Cache; a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Tiffany Davis of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren: Brett and Samantha Nungesser, Hannah, Adam, Christian and Ben Davis; and two sisters in the Philippines.

An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at www.beckerfuneral.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jacqueline

Beaver

Funeral Services for former Wewoka resident Jacqueline Sue Davis-Beaver are scheduled for 2p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Malcolm Tiger officiating.

Wake services were scheduled for Monday Oct. 6, at 6:30p.m. at Stout chapel.

Beaver was born Aug. 10, 1969, in Wewoka to Jack Floyd and Mary Sue (Camp) Davis. She died Friday, Oct. 3, in Tulsa.

She was a member of Little Wewoka Methodist Church, and worked at various restaurants.

Her Mother Mary Sue and brother Jackie Davis Jr precede her in death.

Survivors included her father Jack Floyd Davis, of Wagoner; Children Kristopher Tiger, of Hartshorne, Ursula and Nahla Tiger, of Ada; and two brothers Chris and Emerson Davis, both of Tulsa,

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

 

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Wayne Day

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident and college administrator Wayne M. Day are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Seminole with Rev. Gary Wilburn to officiate.

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

Mr. Day passed from this life Tuesday morning, Feb. 19, 2008 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was born Nov. 25, 1932 in Woodward, Okla., to parents John F. Day and Villa K. (Johnson) Day.

Following graduation from Woodward High School, Wayne joined the United States Army and served stateside during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Day went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree from Panhandle A&M College, now Panhandle State University.

He married JaNene Shuyler on May 25, 1956 in Buffalo, Okla.

Education was very important to Mr. Day he earned a Master Teaching Degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Okla. Mr. Day commuted to graduate classes at the University of Oklahoma while working at Murray State College in Tishomingo, Okla.

During this time is when Mr. Day met Dr. Elmer Tanner, then president of a two-year college, which was struggling to build a campus and a student body.

In their conversations between classes, Day learned that the local community was voting a sales tax to support the new college and he decided to accept an offer from Tanner to come to work at Seminole Junior College where he worked until his retirement on June 30, 1996 after 25 years.

During those years he had served the College in 1971 as the Director of Cooperative Education and the Director of Federal Programs.

In July of 1977, Day began service as Dean of Admissions and Records and was the College’s official Registrar. His duties were expanded in 1987 when he became Dean of Students. Since 1990, he served as Vice President of Student Affairs.

In addition to supervision of the admissions office, Day was responsible for the areas of financial aid, campus police, housing, Affirmative Action compliance and the college’s federally funded Trio programs.

Throughout his years at Seminole Junior College, Day also served periodically as an instructor in mathematics and continuing education for realtors.

Mr. Day has seen a lot of changes through the years. In the area of enrollment, the numbers have sky rocketed, the campus has grown well beyond anything he could have ever imagined.

Mr. Day has played a pivotal roll in making Higher Education in Seminole what it is today at Seminole State College. Never dreaming that in 1971 when he moved his family to Seminole he would become such an icon and a well-respected member of our community.

Mr. Day was a very active member of the community and in civic affairs. He is a past chairman of the administrative board of the First United Methodist Church. He is a former member of the Lions Club; he had also been active with the Chamber of Commerce, he is also a charter member of the Seminole Elks Lodge where he served as the lodge’s first secretary.

He was involved in local youth activities; he is a former youth soccer coach and spent ten years coaching pony league baseball. Mr. Day was serving as the current President of the Seminole Housing Authority, where former Seminole Mayor Gene Price appointed him a member many years ago. Mr. Day was also on the Library Trust Committee until his death.

During the 1977 national observance of the country’s bicentennial, he served as chairman of the Seminole Bicentennial Committee. In the early 1970’s, Day was appointed by the late United States Senator Dewey Bartlett to serve on the state’s seven-member Academy Selection Board.

In the mid-1970’s, Day was elected president of the state Association of Higher Education, an affiliate of the Oklahoma Education Association.

Mr. Day leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 51 years, JaNene Day of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Brad Day of Seminole, and Craig Day and his wife Anissa Day of Owasso; and two daughters and sons-in-law, JoLynn and husband Billy McCarver, Jr. of Wapanucka, Okla., and LaDawn and husband Bill Fulgenzi of Yukon, Okla.

He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Sharlotte Fulgenzi, Adrian Day, Andrew Day, Rebecca Fulgenzi, Jackson Day, Addison Day and Audrey Day.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter ZoeLinda Day (1957) and by one brother Gerald Day (2004).

Casket bearers will be: Neal Day, John Firquain, David Griebel, Adrian Day, Andrew Day, and Jackson Day.

Honorary bearers will be all former and current administration and staff of Seminole State College.

The family has designated the Wayne Day Memorial Scholarship fund as appropriate for memorial donations in care of Seminole State College, Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 351, Seminole, OK 74818-0351.

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

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

 

 

 

 

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Brandon DeLana

Funeral services for Brandon Ray DeLana were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel, Wewoka, with Pastor Billy Coon and Rev. Timothy Coon officiating.

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

Beandon passed away Monday, May 5, 2008 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. He was born July 8, 1991 in Ada to Marilyn Natalie (Coon) DeLana.

He was a resident of Bethany Children’s Center since he was three years old and was transferred to Countryside Nursing Home, Warner, Okla., in May 2007.

Brandon was loved by his family very much and he enjoyed listening to his sister on their visit with him..

Surviving is his mother: Marilyn Delana of Wewoka; siblings: Cheyenne Coon, Travis Malone Jr., and Coody Malone; grandparents, Walter and Mary Coon; aunts and uncles: Rhonda Coon, Robert and Patricia Coon, and Walter Coon III; and cousins: Jennifer Littrell and Samuel Coon.

Pall bearers will be: John Littrell, Samuel Coon, Robert Coon, Walter Coon III, Travis Cole Malone Jr., and Eric Wise.

 

 

 

 

 

Mary DeLoach

Graveside services for county resident may La Juana DeLoach will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 10 a.m. in Little Cemetery under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Chris Stinnet will serve as officiating minister.

DeLoach passed away on Friday, Dec. 28 at Midwest City Regional Hospital in Midwest at 73 years of age.

She was born on Nov. 26, 1934 in Bald Knob, Ark. to Howard Edward Griffin and Opal (Merideth) Griffin and married Edward Dewayne De Loach on Feb. 9, 1970 in Shawnee.

DeLoach worked ten years at the Addington Shoe Factory in Arkansas, the Boise Kingsberry Homes in Holdenville and Akers in Wewoka before retiring. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and youngest daughter, Tammy Miner.

DeLoach is survived by her husband of thirty years, of the home; four daughters, Janice Kay Brumley, Holdenville, Connie Marie Cheatham, Bixby, JoWanna Morris, Wewoka, Terry Lynn Perry, Seminole; one brother, Marvin Griffin; one sister, Anita Williamson; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

 

 

Billy

DePrater

Billy Lenard DePrater, age 72, died on Tuesday, Aug. 26, in Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10a.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa.

Ed Bray will officiate. Burial will follow at 2p.m. at South Heights Cemetery at 1815 S. Ridgeway Street in Sapulpa.

DePrater was born Oct. 4, 1935, in Sapulpa, to William J. and Maude DePrater.

He lived in Keifer until he was twelve years old when his family moved to Konawa. He attended Vamoosa schools and graduated in 1953. He then attended Bethany Penile (now known as Bethany Nazarene) in Bethany. He graduated with a BS in Chemistry from East Central University in 1958, and was employed by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

He received a Public Health Service Grant to attend the University of Oklahoma where he received a Masters Degree in Sanitary Science and Public Health (Industrial Hygiene).

He continued his career with the Bureau of Mines at the Helium plant in Keys, and later he transferred to the Bartlesville Petroleum Research division where he worked in Physical Chemistry in the development of rocket fuels and propellants.

He was co-author on several scientific papers out of this facility. He transferred to the Public Health Service and was the Chief Chemist on the Delaware Estuary Study working to clean up the Delaware and Raritan Rivers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

He developed several tests to study estuary waters. He also taught mini classes in Mass-Spectroscopy at Rutgers University and CC&Y. He transferred to the Robert S. Kerr Regional Laboratory in Ada, in 1965, and worked there until 1982.

Billy was married to Ann Brewer in 1956.

He is survived by two sons; William DePrater, of Ada, and Bruce DePrater of Fresno, Calif. three daughters, Cindy DePrater, of The Colony, Texas, Cheryl Gurley, of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Stacy Shelton, of Norman, and two sisters, Vera Bland and Margaret Paxton.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

 

 

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Mildred Diaz

Funeral services for Mildred Diaz will be held Monday in the Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Seminole, at 2 p.m. 

Graveside services will be held in New York.  Mildred will be laid to rest next to her husband in Willet, N.Y.

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

Mildred Gofgosky Diaz, 81, of Bowlegs, formerly of Willet, New York, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at Seminole Hospital.

Mildred was born in Willet, N.Y. on Oct. 22, 1926, to the late Stanley and Bessie (Sorosigk) Gofgosky. 

She married Jesus "Jesse" Diaz of Solon Pond, N.Y. on July 15, 1946, they enjoyed 61 years together.

Mildred grew up and lived most of her life on the Family Dairy Farm in Willet, N.Y., where she and Jesse raised seven children. 

Mildred also worked at the old Smith Corona Plant in Cortland, N.Y., Cresent Corset in Marathon, N.Y. and farmed for a few years in Marathon, N.Y. 

She lived her last twenty plus years with Jesse in Bowlegs. She loved to bowl, play pitch and bingo with the many wonderful friends she enjoyed during her lifetime. 

Mildred had two green thumbs and one of her greatest joys was her flowers; she could make anything green thrive and did. 

She also enjoyed crocheting and making dolls.  In her younger years she was an avid basketball player while attending Cincinnatus Central School.

She is survived by her brothers, Leon and Mary Gofkowski of Willet, N.Y., and Walter and Patricia Gofgosky of Texas Valley, 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, N.Y. and Debi and Michael Docalavich of Maiden, N.C.; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jesus "Jesse" Diaz on May 24, 2007; her son, Stanley Jess Diaz in 1973; her great-granddaughter, Jessica Mae Rice in 1994; her brother, Edward Gofgosky; her sister, Stella (Gofgosky) Landers; and her sister, Helen (Gofgosky) Whitaker.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Aleene Dillard

Aleene Dillard, a native of Rogers and long-time Temple, Texas resident, died Friday, Nov. 21 at 12:25 p.m. after a brief bout with pneumonia, just a few days short of her 101st birthday. Her parents were John D. and Ora Mabel Lynch, of Rogers, Texas.

She wanted to celebrate that milestone with a pizza party at Park Place Manor, the Belton nursing facility that has been her home since May. Instead, the family will gather for a private graveside service at the Bartlett Cemetery on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 12:30 p.m.

While her body will be at the Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home on 31st Street in Temple, Texas until time for the service, there will be no somber family visitation. Instead, the family will gather after the service for a celebration of her life and sharing of stories at Lois and Jerry's on Clark Street, in Bartlett, Texas over hamburgers.

Hamburgers were a large part of her life, and Lois and Jerry's is only yards away from the spot where her husband started his career making burgers when he was 16.

For more than 30 years, she was in the hamburger business in Temple, Texas with her late husband, Clarence Y. (Cy) Dillard, first at Hamburger King, located on Central Avenue and later at Cy's Drive-In on South 1st Street. She continued to operate Cy's for five years after her husband's death in 1960.

She requested that instead of flowers, gifts should be directed to the Clarence Y. and Aleene Dillard Scholarship Fund at South Texas Children's Home, in Beeville, Texas. The fund provides scholarship gifts for children there who want to attend a Christian college but have no family to assist them.

She is survived by her children, Douglas Dillard, and Doris Edwards; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

 

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Ethel Darnell

A celebration of life for Seminole resident Ethel Alberta Darnell is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole, with Rev. Glen Pence officiating.

Interment is to follow at Avery Cemetery in Avery, Okla., located near Cushing.

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

Darnell, 88, died at her home on Sunday, March 23, 2008, after a lengthy illness. She was born on Oct. 10, 1919 in Lamar, Colo., to Elmer Lewis and Mina Louis (Graham) Halstead.

She was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Seminole and over the years she has worked in the laundry and restaurant business to help support her family.

Darnell enjoyed crocheting and visiting with family and friends.

Her parents; brothers, Richard and Robert Halstead; husband, Richard Irving Dillon; son, William Leroy Dillon; daughter, Ethel Roberta Devlin; and stepson, Montie James Dillon, preceded her n death.

Surviving are daughters: Nancy Catherine Mullen of Seminole and Jessie Evelyn Villalobos of St. John, Ariz.; sons: Edward Lewis Dillon of Oklahoma City, Richard Irving Dillon, Jr., of Independence, Mo, and George Andy Dillon of Seminole; adopted son, Jack Dennis Darnell, Jr.; stepchildren: Olga Faye Baehr of Mojave, Calif., Mary Francis Halstead of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Leota Mae Riccio of Vermont; sisters: Jessie Mercer of Wisconsin and Lois Wright of Colorado; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be: Richard Dillon, James Dillon, Michael Van-Brunt, Sam Van-Brunt, Leroy Halstead and Dewayne Dillon.

Honorary bearers will be: George Dillon, Marshall Dillon, Edward Dillon, Donald Webb, Robert Morris and Richard I. Dillon.

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

 

 

 

 

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Greta Dobbs

Greta "Jeanette" (Thompson) Dobbs, age 72 died, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Unity North Health Center, in Shawnee.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, at the Dobbs Family Cemetery, in Asher, located 1½ miles West of Asher on Pleasant Hill Rd.

She was born on Dec. 29, 1935, in Konawa, to A.W. "Dan" Thompson and Cora Beatrice (Neal) Thompson. She married Jack Rudolph Dobbs on July 24, 1951, in Konawa.

Dobbs is survived by her husband, Jack Rudolph Dobbs of the home; two sons, Scott Dale Dobbs, of Asher and Frank DeWayne Dobbs, of Asher; one daughter, Marissa Kay Lyons, of Ardmore; four sisters, Dovie Harms, Helen Sue Barnett, Nancy Davis, and Colou Myers; six grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by parents, Dan and Cora Thompson, and one brother, Donnel Thompson.

 

 

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Greta Dobbs

Greta "Jeanette" (Thompson) Dobbs, age 72 died, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Unity North Health Center, in Shawnee.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, at the Dobbs Family Cemetery, in Asher, located 1½ miles West of Asher on Pleasant Hill Rd.

She was born on Dec. 29, 1935, in Konawa, to A.W. "Dan" Thompson and Cora Beatrice (Neal) Thompson. She married Jack Rudolph Dobbs on July 24, 1951, in Konawa.

Dobbs is survived by her husband, Jack Rudolph Dobbs of the home; two sons, Scott Dale Dobbs, of Asher and Frank DeWayne Dobbs, of Asher; one daughter, Marissa Kay Lyons, of Ardmore; four sisters, Dovie Harms, Helen Sue Barnett, Nancy Davis, and Colou Myers; six grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by parents, Dan and Cora Thompson, and one brother, Donnel Thompson.

 

 

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Samuel Doran

Funeral services for Konawa resident Samuel Paul Doran are schedule to 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 10, 2008, at the Church of Christ in Konawa, with Richard Winters officiating.

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

Interment will follow at Dora Cemetery.

Doran died Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at home in Konawa, at the age of 81.

He was born in Duncan to Joe Doran and Wineford (Morgan) Doran.

He married Vera Hudson on Feb. 15, 1974, in Gainesville, Texas.

Doran was a carpenter. He retired from civil service in 1975 after 19 years of service.

He also served in the U.S. Army.

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

He was a 32nd degree Mason, P.W.P. of Eastern Star P.R.P., Armanth, a Shriner, and a member of the VFW and American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Wineford Doran, and five brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Vera, of the home; one son, David Doran of Edmond; two daughters, Retha Plumlee of Tuttle and Carol Banta of Konawa; one brother, Bethel Doran of Hanford, Calif.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Messages of condolence can be left for the family online at swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

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Dossey

David Allen Dossey, age 49, died Monday, Sept. 15, in Oklahoma City.

David was born Sept. 26, 1958, to Delbert and Mary (Stevens) Dossey, in Shawnee.

He graduated from McLoud High School, later attending and graduating from Oklahoma Baptist University.

Dossey married Sharon Stith, on May 8, 1982. He was a school teacher, coach, and bus driver, at Varnum Schools. He also coached the Varnum Academic Bowl, was a collector of history books, and raised Bassett Hounds.

His mother, Mary Dossey; and grandmother, Margaret Stevens preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife; Sharon, 3 daughters; Dana Lamberton, Rachelle Carver, and Kristen and husband Josh Rosamond, son; Jason Dossey, son-in-law; Kent Garton, grandchildren; Tasha Stinnet, Joshua, Rowdy, and Heather Mullendore, Brittany Dossey, and Matthew, and Emily Adams, great-grandsons; Four Garton and Tyson Adams, father; Delbert Dossey, sister; Debrah and husband Doug Roark, niece; Tracey Roark, and nephew; Ryan Roark.

Services are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 19, at 11a.m., at New Beginnings Church. Rev. Larry Sparks will officiate, with internment at Dale Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Walker Funeral Services.

 

 

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Andrew Douglas

Andrew Douglas, Sr., 86, passed from this life on June 27, 2008. 

He was born on May 13, 1922, in Wolf, Oklahoma to Willie Douglas and Mary (Pilot) Douglas. 

He was preceded in death by his 1st wife Jenny (Powell) Douglas and his 2nd wife Jean Douglas, also preceding him in death are his parents, brother Roger Cummings, sister Susie Factor, sister Emma Foster, and sister Bertha Sherwood.

Andrew served his country in the United States Army from November 1942 to November 1945 as a Military Policeman in the 1399th Military Police Company.

His military campaigns included Bismrack Archipelago – New Guinea and Southern Philippines – Luzon Ryukyus.   Andrew was a member of the Seminole Baptist Church, Konawa, OK.

He will be missed by those who survived him, Obegin Douglas (brother) of Wewoka, OK, B.T. Douglas (brother) of Seminole, OK, Corene White (sister) of Shawnee, OK, Lillibe Harjo (sister) of Kansas; children, JoAnn (Douglas) Coker of Shawnee, OK, and Andrew Douglas, Jr., of Shawnee, Kansas; grandchildren, John Coker, Jason Coker, and Joshua Douglas; great-grandchildren, Jason Coker, Jr., Thomas Coker, Jacob Coker, and Joseph Coker.

Wake Service will be Monday 6pm-8pm.  Services to celebrate his life will be 2PM Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at Resthaven Funeral Home with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating. 

Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Shawnee, OK.

 

Roy Drake Sr

Roy Henry Drake Sr. a decorated Veteran and local author (known in the community as "The Storyteller") passed away peacefully in the company of his loving family on Feb. 11, 2008. He was born on July 14, 1926 in Seminole County (Hoot Owl Bend) Okla., to Capey and Hazel Drake.

On March 12, 1946 he married his lifelong sweetheart Pauline Orsburn Drake. They were married for 61 years.

Roy was a Master Sergeant in World War II and received sixteen medals for duty served in the Pacific Conflict including Okinawa. The medals included the Purple Heart, The Bronze Star and The Medal of Honor

After returning from the service Roy worked for the original AT & T Long Lines as a lineman and engineer. He and Pauline traveled with their children during this time, and in 1964 they settled in Ottawa, Ill., where Roy became the "Go To" man for any Technical problems at AT & T Norway Office.

Roy and Pauline have seven children: Arnold (Sandy) Drake, Roy "Sunny" Drake Jr., Darlene (Jim) Varney, Paula Kalina, Joel Drake, Gary (Janet) Drake, and Roger Drake.

He has 17 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.

He is survived by one brother William Drake.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Ruby, Katie, Elsie, and brother Barty.

Roy will be greatly missed by his family and many friends in the community.

Funeral Services will be on Saturday, with lunch at 12 noon at Midway Baptist Church and services will follow at 2 p.m.

The burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Visitation with the family is scheduled to take place from 6 – 8 p.m. at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Pallbearers for the services will be: James Orsburn, Pete Orsburn, Henry Orsburn, Kevin Orsburn, Vince Tillery, Greg Miner, Perry Davis and Roger Davis.

Honorary bearers will be: James Davis, Ed Orsburn, Red Self, Jimmy Watters, Auther Orsburn, J.C. Collis, Homer Orsburn, Herb Clark and Homer Garner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rose Drescher

A Mass of Catholic burial was held today at 2 p.m. for Seminole native Rose Elizabeth Drescher at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Chapel, Bethany.

Interment followed at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral service, Prague.

Rose Elizabeth Drescher died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008 in her home in Oklahoma City. She was born June 11, 1917 in Seminole.

Rose was involved in the Oklahoma County Dental Society, Catholic Women’s Altar Society, Mercy Hospital Auxiliary, Oklahoma County Symphony Women’s Committee, Ladies Music Club of Oklahoma City, Redbud Women’s Club, and numerous other organizations.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Albert R. Drescher; son, Dennis Drescher; daughter, Deanna Margaret Drescher; parents, Matthew Michael and Frances Rose Decker; three brothers and five sisters.

Rose is survived by her sisters, Ann Decker Rogers and Margaret Decker May; daughter, Ceci Parsons of San Antonio, Texas; grandsons, Travis Brown, currently serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, Derek Brown, currently serving in the U.S. Army at Fort Rucker in Alabama, Joe Drescher and family of Houston, Texas, Darshan Drescher Murphy and family of South Easton, Mass.; and nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Lois Drewry

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Lois (Blaylock) Drewry are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park and Funeral Home Mission Chapel, Hayward, Calif.

Interment is to follow under the direction of Chapel of the Chimes.

Drewry, 84, died Monday, March 17, 2008. She was born July 14, 1923.

She was a long-term employee of Chip Steak Company of Oakland.

Her husband, Houston Drewry, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters: Marion LeBarre of Castro Valley, and Annetta J. Lopez of Fremont; four grandsons; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Weldon Blaylock of Seminole.

 

 

 

 

 

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Nora Dunlap

Graveside services for Bowlegs native Nora Mae Dunlap are scheduled for 10 a.m. today at the Memorial Pavilion at Mustang Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of McNeil’s Mustang Funeral Service, Mustang.

Nora Mae Dunlap, age 66, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at an Oklahoma City hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born May 13, 1942 in Bowlegs to Ellis and Faye (Hendricks) Casteel and grew up in Seminole.

She was a 1969 graduate of Varnum High School and first moved to Oklahoma City in 1965. After living in Seminole for 20 years and in North Carolina for four years, she returned to Oklahoma City in 1993.

She was a longtime employee of Dillard’s, where she worked in sales. She loved to buy and collect antiques and attended a non-denominational church.

Her parents and one son, Roger Don, preceded her in death.

Nora is survived by her husband, Roger, of the home; one son, Alan Dunlap of Moore; two grandchildren: Britnee and Kane; three brothers: J.D. Casteel of Seminole, David Casteel of Konawa, and Virgil Casteel of Eufaula; one sister, Teresa Lanier of Oklahoma City; and one lifelong friend, Onita Skinner of Enid.

Condolences to the family may be made online at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Adelia Dyer

Memorial services for longtime Konawa resident Adelia Marie (Graff) Dyer are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3 at Vista Cemetery with Pastor Pam Shirk officiating.

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

Adelia passed away Thursday, April 24, 2008 at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City, at the age of 85. She was born Nov. 17, 1922 in Victoria, Kan., to Andrew Graff and Euphrosina (Wasinger) Graff.

On July 31, 1941 Adelia married E.B. Dyer in Midland, Texas. They resided in the Lubbock, Texas area for almost 40 years, where they owned and operated Dyer Drilling Company.

E.B. and Adelia moved to Konawa in 1972. She was a loving homemaker, wife, mother, and grandmother.

Her parents; three brothers: Killian, Johnny, and Frank Graff; and one sister, Evelyn Fross, preceded her in death.

Adelia is survived by her husband, E.B. Dyer of the home; one daughter, Susan Holtman and her husband, Robert, of Konawa; two granddaughters: Jenny Wilson and her husband, John, of Little Elm, Texas, and Cristal Holtman of Seminole; and three great-grandchildren: Julia and Jace Wilson and Amielia Smith.

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

 

 

 

 

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Flora Eakens

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident Flora Belle "Lily" Eakens are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa with Rev. Darrell Stinnett officiating and Rev. Mona Fulks assisting.

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

Eakens, 77, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 at her home. She was born Dec. 17, 1930 in Rush Springs, Okla., to Omer Huel Long and Elen Victoria (Riley) Long.

On Jan. 20, 1947 she married George Otis Cowen in Chickasha and he preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 1972. She later married Claude Eakens on June 14, 1989 in Gainesville, Texas and he also preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 2001.

She was a homemaker and member of the Konawa Holiness Pentecostal Church. Eakens enjoyed going to church, playing the guitar, and singing.

Her parents, four brothers and five sisters were among those preceding her in death.

Surviving is daughter, Peggy Stinnett of Konawa; two sons: Raymond Cowen of Okemah and Eddie Cowen of Choctaw; two sisters: Laverne "Teddy" Hair of Hennessey and Lillian Porter of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Serving as casket bearers will be: Nathan Cross, Jason Cowen, Timothy Cowen, Caleb Cowen, Cody Stinnett and Travis Stinnett.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gwen Edgell

Memorial services for Seminole resident Gwendolyn Ann Edgell are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jack Medlock officiating.

Gwendolyn Ann "Gwen" (Wisdom) Edgell passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 in Seminole County at the age of 68. She was born on July 25, 1939 in Criner, Okla., to Ancel and Betty (Hardage) Wisdom.

She worked for many years at Seminole High School and retired from Seminole State College where she was in food service. She attended every baseball game of Seminole Junior College and was a big fan.

She married Hugh "Don" Edgell on June 1, 1957 in Pauls Valley and he survives her of the home.

She is also survived by two sons: Mike Edgell of Vilonia, Ark., and Kevin and his wife Teresa Edgell of Ft. Gibson, Okla.; two daughters: Lori McKinney of Seminole and Kristy and husband Rick Calhoun of Oktaha, Okla.; one brother, Tom and wife Terri Wisdom of Lindsey, Okla.; two sisters: Beth Kessler of Chickasha, Okla., and Elaine and husband Bernie Garner of Jarrettsville, Md.; brother-in-law, Walter Edgell of Sparta, Wis.; and four grandchildren: Trent and Dalton Martin of Oktaha, Okla., and Rachel and Jessica Edgell of Galva, Ill.

She is preceded in death his parents, Ancel and Betty Wisdon, and special brothers-in-law: Bud Kessler and Leroy Edgell.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mildred

Edwards

Mildred Lorene Edwards, age 90, of Washington, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Sunset Estates Nursing Home, in Purcell.

She was born Jan. 21, 1918, in Konawa, the oldest of 4 children born to Donald Webster Lowry and Elva Ethel (Herndon) Lowry.

She was raised in Konawa and graduated from Vamoosa Schools. She married Nathan Roosevelt Edwards. Sept. 17, 1936, in Konawa. Together they raised 3 daughters, Janet, Joan and Jean. In the early years of their marriage, they lived in various towns in Oklahoma before settling in Washington in 1948.

Edwards worked as a homemaker, caring and providing for her family. In her later years, she and her husband spent time at the Washington Senior Citizens Center playing cards with their friends. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by her daughters, Janet Atnip, of Washington, Joan McClard, of Noble and Jean Rider, of Moore; sister, Amelia Phelphs, of Konawa; brother, Tony Lowry, of Konawa; 6 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 6 step great grandchildren; and 1 great-great granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan; parents, Donald and Elva Lowry; and brother, Kenneth Lowry.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday Dec. 19, at the Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Dennis Fulks officiating.

Burial will be at the Washington Cemetery under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home.

Lynette Ellis

Graveside services for lifelong Seminole resident Lynette Susan Ellis are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008 at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Rev. Gary Wilburn will officiate.

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

The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Ellis died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 at Unity Health Center North in Shawnee at the age of 40.

She was born to Joe K. Ellis and Alyce Dae (Sowers) Ellis on Aug. 2, 1967 in Oklahoma City.

Ellis graduated from Seminole High School in 1984 and worked as a receptionist at Mental Health Services of Southern Oklahoma in Seminole.

She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Seminole.

Ellis is survived by her parents, Joe K. and Alyce (Sowers) Ellis, Seminole; one sister, Stephanie A. Ellis, Red Oak; one brother, John K. Ellis, Bethany; and a host of uncles, aunts and dear friends including Karla Beatty, Wanette and Glenn Denwalt, Red Oak.

The family would like to express heartfelt appreciation for all of the loving care given by Dr. Rodney McCrory, Dr. Tony Haddad, Unity Health Services and Nurse Emma Lou.

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

 

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William Ellis

Funeral services for William Lee Ellis, relative of Wewoka residents, are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at the Gleaners Holiness Church in Wewoka, with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating.

Services are under the direction of Williamson-Spradlin Funeral Home of Wetumka.

Interment will follow in the Mountain Home Cemetery near Quinton.

Ellis died Saturday, July 12, 2008, at the age of 49, while visiting with family.

He was born Aug. 1, 1958, in Oklahoma City, to Elmer and Velma Ellis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Stevie Ellis and Calvin Selmon; and a sister, Louella Lane.

Ellis is survived by his wife of 32 years, Alene of the home; son, William Ellis Jr.; two daughters, Jennifer Kaylor of Wewoka and Christina Green of Muskogee; five brothers; two sisters; and three grandchildren.

He was active in the Gleaners Holiness Church where he served as a deacon.

Pallbearers include John Swaddley, Phillip Kaylor, Christophor Bohannan, Derryck Bohannan, Doss Green, and Dean Walker.

Freddie Emmitt

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Freddie Don Emmitt Sr. are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Temple of Praise Church, Seminole, with Rev. Harold Turner officiating.

Interment is to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Seminole. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Fred, 69, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, April 9, 2008. He was born April 20, 1938 in Earlsboro to Donald Turner Emmitt Jr. and Frances Emaline (Earles) Emmitt.

He attended school in Pleasant Grove and Seminole until he entered into the US Navy in 1955. He was honorably discharged in 1961 from full time and reserve service.

He married Pearl Dea Bailey on Sept. 27, 1963 in Ochelata, Okla. Pearl survives him of the home.

A truck driver, Fred retired from Sooner Trading in 2002. He and Pearl had made their home in Seminole since 1987.

Fred is also survived by his children and their spouses; Donald Arthur and Debbie Emmitt of Fresno, Calif., Freddie Don Jr. and Sharon Emmitt, Leah Dawn and Thomas Thompson, and Donald Turner and Kristy Emmitt, all of Seminole; and one sister, Donna Sue Emmitt.

He is also survived by six grandchildren; Timothy Don Emmitt, Brittany Dawn Jones, Bo Wayne Jones, Dusty Lee Emmitt, Blake Ryan Emmitt and Ryan Andrew Emmitt.

Pallbearers include Jeff Earles, Tommy Farrow, Larry Arnett, Doyne Bailey, Lonnie Bailey, and Mark Earles.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Earles, Matt Earles, Jasper Emmitt, and Rick Emmitt.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mark Emmons

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Mark Hayward Emmons are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Little Cemetery Chapel located at Little Cemetery with Jimmy Moreland officiating.

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

Emmons died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 in Shawnee at the age of 28. He was born on May 23, 1979 in Cartherage, Texas to Sandra Kay (Willhoite).

He was diagnosed at the age of nine with Muscular Dystrophy and attended Seminole Public Schools and was affiliated with the Pentecostal church.

His grandparents preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother and father, Sandy and Bobby Joe McDaniel of Seminole; three sisters: Kathy Kroger of Okmulgee, Christy Norman of Seminole, and Kimberly Robinson of Oklahoma City; two stepsisters: Tracy McDaniel Creger and Shelly McDaniel, both of Oklahoma City.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Phyllis Enos

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Phyllis Sue Enos are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Luginbuel Funeral Home of Prairie Grove, Ark.

Enos, 71 of Rogers, Ark., died Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 at her home near Rocky Branch, Ark. She was born April 18, 1936 in Okmulgee to Cliff and Mary Spear Pair.

She attended Seminole High School and was known as "Flippy" by her friends and family.

Surviving is her husband, Don Enos of the home; one son, Neil Don Enos of Loxahatchee, Fla.; two daughters: Deborah Donovan and Rebecca Wingate, both of Fayetteville, Ark.; one brother, Gayle Pair of Seminole; two sisters: Pat Post of Ft. Smith, Ark., and Judy Starkey of Siloam Springs, Ark; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Those offering condolence to the family may sign the online guest book at www.luginbuel.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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June Estes-Wilson

June Lavern Estes-Wilson, a 69-year-old Grove resident, passed away at her home on Sunday, July 20, 2008.

She was born Jan. 29, 1939, in Seminole, Okla., to Howard and Opal (Wilson) Estes.

She worked as a secretary for public school systems in Texas before she moved back to Oklahoma.

June is preceded in death by her parents Howard and Opal Estes, and a grandson, Virgil Len Landrum.

Survivors include her husband Paul L. Wilson of the home; a daughter Shirley Bridges and husband Paul of Grove; three sons, Lance Wilson and wife Pat of Fairland, Darrell Wilson and wife Vicki of Dumas, Texas, and Paul L. Wilson Jr. of Elk City; two brothers, Gene Estes and wife Kay of Seminole, and Dean Estes and wife Liz of Seminole; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services for Mrs. Wilson will be at the Hickory Grove Cemetery on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at 10 a.m., with Rev. Jim Waller officiating.

Interment is under the direction of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home of Grove.

Casketbearers will be Michael Landrum, Shannon Landrum, Sean Bridges, Eric Bridges, Jason Carter and Brandon Wilson.

Friends and family may send online condolences at www.honoringmemories.com.

 

Clyde Fairbanks

There are no services planned for former Wewoka resident Clyde Eugene Fairbanks.

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

Fairbanks, 81, died Tuesday, April 29, 2008 in Oklahoma City. He was born Oct. 13, 1926 in Prague.

On Nov. 1, 1946 in Wewoka he married Billie Streater and they were married for 53 years, she preceded him n death on Nov. 2, 1999.

Fairbanks was an employee of Tinker Air Force Base in the maintenance department.

His parents, wife, and son Tommy preceded him n death.

Surviving are his children: Terry Fairbanks of Earlsboro, Beverly Johnson of Garland, Texas, and Ricky Fairbanks of Farmsville, Texas; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

 

Neely Farmer

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Neely May Farmer will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Nazarene Church in Wewoka.

Rev. Meredith Robinson will officiate.

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

Farmer died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 at the Wewoka Nursing Center at the age of 98.

She was born in Coffeyville, Kan., on Nov. 26, 1909.

She is preceded in death by her loving sisters, Agnes Lee Farmer and Mary Lucilla Farmer.

All three sisters lived together in Wewoka for almost 80 years except for the years Lucilla worked in Oklahoma City.

Neely was a dedicated Christian and a member of the Nazarene Church in Wewoka.

She and her sister rarely missed any service.

She was a loving sister and devote Christian. The three sisters dedicated themselves to their cherished mother’s care for many years.

Neely and her sister had always been a symbol in the town of Wewoka and surrounding areas of a loving, caring sisterhood and a tribute to loyalty and faithfulness.

 

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Bertha Farris

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Bertha Farris are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka with her cousin, Rev. A.A. Jackson, officiating.

Interment is to follow at Sowatske Family Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Myers Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Bertha was born in Seminole County (Sowatske) on May 5, 1913 to Henry "Cherry" and Sarah Johnson. She went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008 at Elmwood Nursing Home.

Bertha attended school in Minnesota and graduated from Wewoka Douglas in 1928. She attended and graduated from beauty school and started her own beauty shop. In those days you only paid 15 cents for a hairstyle.

She was married to Joe Farris for 55 years and he preceded her in death.

Bertha was president of Wewoka Chapter of NAACP and she was a member of the Westside Concerned Citizens, the Westside Park Board, and member of the Black Beauticians of the State of Oklahoma.

She was honored in June 1989 for her years of teaching, and dedicated service to the Beauticians of Oklahoma.

Bertha united with the St. Matthew Baptist Church on April 19, 1924 and she has been a faithful member for 84 years.

"Old Christmas" and Founder’s Day were her special days at St. Matthew.

Bertha is survived by her cousins: Robert Lee Dial, J.C. Simpson, Jr., Eva Cooper, Mary Hardeman, Doris Hubbard, Jo Ann Harris, Eugene Mayes, Jeanie Marie Mayes, and Rev. A.A. Jackson; and other family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gary Faulkner

Funeral services for Holdenville resident Gary L. Faulkner, 48, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008 at the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Holdenville.

Faulkner’s brothers, Danny and Tony Faulkner, will officiate.

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

An evening prayer services will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 8, 2008 at the funeral home chapel.

Faulkner was born July 27, 1960 in Holdenville to Elsie (McGirt) and James Dale Faulkner.

He attended Jones Academy in Hartshorne and worked as a firefighter for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Faulkner was on the special response team that searched for debris from the crash of the Space Shuttle Columbia.

He was a hard worker and a member of the Ministry of Life Church in Wewoka.

He enjoyed poetry, woodworking, drawing, fishing, and lifting weights.

His mother, Elsie Faulkner, and brothers, Larry Faulkner and Samuel Powell preceded him in death.

Faulkner is survived by his twin daughters, Melissa Paschal of Wewoka and Monica Paschal of Muskogee; his father, James Dale Faulkner of Holdenville; six brothers, Fred Billy of Holdenville, Jimsey McGirt of Helena, Danny Faulkner of Wewoka, Terry Faulkner of Stringtown, Tony Faulkner of Tulsa, and Ricky Faulkner of Tulsa; three sisters, Lucille Farber of Holdenville, Janie Harjo of Holdenville, and Teresa Conley of Wewoka; seven grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Farber, Craig Farber, Steven McGirt, Randall Billy, Jamie Powell, and Nicholas Faulkner.

Honorary pallbearers will be Marty Kalinich, Chris Johnson, Kevin Brewer, Timmy Postoak, Vincent Harjo, and Jerry Brown.

 

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Frank Feken

Former Seminole resident Frank Feken, 61, of Stillwater, Okla., died on Wednesday, July 16, 2008, in Stillwater.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2008, at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Father Kenneth Harder officiating.

Interment will be at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Perry, Okla.

Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born on July 14, 1947, in Enid, Okla., to Ed Feken and Laura (Gray) Feken.

He graduated from Perry High School in 1965 and at-tended Northern Oklahoma Junior College. He married Karen Devlin in 1968 and they later divorced. He married Janet (Klein) Netherton on June 8, 1991, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Perry, Okla.

He worked in the grocery business for 45 years. He was manager of Safeway in Seminole before moving to Stillwater where he was the produce manager at Consumer’s IGA for the past 27 years.

He bowled in bowling leagues in Seminole, Perry, and Stillwater for more than 30 years and was also an avid fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his twin brother, Ben Feken; one son, Daniel Sean Feken; and one nephew, Eddie Feken.

He is survived by his wife Janet Feken of Stillwater, Okla.; two sons, Zane Feken and his wife Katie of Seminole, Okla., and Chadd Feken and his wife Sonya of Tecumseh, Okla.; three daughters, Laurie Lewis and her husband Johnny of Seminole, Okla., Lisa Camp and her husband Jay of Tecumseh, Okla., and Kristy Emmitt and her husband Donald of Seminole, Okla.; two step-daughters, Ginnie Graham and her husband Jeff of Tulsa, Okla., and Carrie Salce and her husband David of Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, Eddie Feken and his wife Kathy of Perry, Okla., and Fred Feken and his wife Valerie of Tulsa, Okla.; and one sister, Darlene Klein and her husband Bill of Perry, Okla.; 15 grandchildren; Jeff and Shay Lewis, Hailey and Jayce Camp, Dusty and Blake Emmitt, Thaddius and Nicole Feken, Cameron, Shyler, and Kailee Feken, Donavon, Kelsey, and Jasmine Phillips, Louis and Olivia Graham; and one great-grandchild, Jacob Lewis.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.strodefh.com.

 

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Charles

Ferguson

Charles A. Ferguson, age 72, died, in Oklahoma City on Oct. 3.

He was a former resident of Holdenville and attended school in Spaulding.

Ferguson was born March 11, 1936, to Ben and Barbara (Graham) Ferguson, both preceded him in death.

He was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, serving his country for 11 years.

Survivors include brothers, Frank Ferguson, of Pueblo, Colo. and J. B. Ferguson, of W. Va; sisters, Jeri Castle, of Seattle, Wash., Beverly Streater, of Wewoka, and Patti Henwood, of Mesa, Ariz.

Services were scheduled for 2p.m., Oct. 6, at the Hudson Phillips Funeral Home. Military rites followed, at the Holdenville Cemetery.

A guestbook is available online, at phillipsfuneralservice.com

John Ferrell

Memorial services for Sasakwa resident John Henry "Cotton" Ferrell are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Assembly of God Church, Sasakwa, with Rev. Wesley Martin officiating.

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

Blanton, 76, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at his residence. He was born Feb. 20, 1932 in Sasakwa to John Henry Ferrell, Sr., and Kitty Jane (Barnard) Ferrell.

On Sept. 28, 1952 he married Margaret Vaughan in Weatherford, Texas. He worked for Lee Way and AFB as a truck driver.

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

Surviving is his wife of Sasakwa; sons: John Michael Ferrell of Oklahoma City, Shawn Mitchell Ferrell of Port Angela, Wash., and Curtis Dewane Ferrell of Refield, Ark.; and eight grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

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Leah Fields

Wake Services for Leah Jean (Tiger) Fields are scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at Stout-Phillips Chapel, in Wewoka.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church with interment at John Tiger Cemetery, in Wewoka.

Fields was born Nov. 11, 1945, in Wewoka, to Emma Cumseh and John Tiger. She died Dec. 10, due to illness, in Oklahoma City, at the age of 63.

She was baptized into the Sand Creek Eufaula Church as a young child and "rededicated" her life on Nov. 25, of this year.

Surviving her are her children, Sherry Fields, of Shawnee, Alan Fields, of Seminole, Louvenia Fields, of California, John Fields, of Shawnee, and Clarinda Fields-Page, of Shawnee; sisters, Yvonne Holata of Wewoka and Fannie Harjo, of Shawnee; thirteen grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Emma and John Tiger.

Pallbearers will be Richard Page, Kenna Fields, Hershel Wise, Mel Lena, Curtis Harjo, and Erwin Holata.

Arrangements made by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

A guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneralsevice.com

 

 

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Winfred Fife

Funeral services for longtime Maud resident Winfred B. Fife are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at the Heartland Family Church in Seminole.

Revs. Malcolm Tiger and Dorsey Nero will officiate.

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

Fife died Friday, July 18, 2008 at Select Specialty Care Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 85.

He was born to Louis Mundy Fife and Jeannetta (Joseph) Fife on July 25, 1922 in Seminole.

Fife served in the United States Navy following high school as a Seaman Quarter Master 3rd Class serving at the Naval reserve and at the USNTS in San Diego, Calif.

He also served on the USS New Mexico, USS Mississippi, USS Idaho and the USS Pennsylvania.

Fife was awarded the National Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal, and the United States Service Medal.

He lived in Paramount, Calif., for 20 years before returning to Maud in 1972.

Fife was a member of the Achena Indian Presbyterian Church near Maud.

He married Nema Harjo on June 19, 1945 in Maud.

She preceded him in death on April 20, 1983 after 37 years of marriage.

Fife is also preceded in death by his parents, and one son, Donald Ray Fife, who died in 1976.

Fife later married Wanda Stewart on May 16, 1982 in Shawnee and she survives him of the home.

He is also survived by one son, James Fife, Norman; six daughters, Sammye Fife, Cheryl Fife and Retta Brennan, all of Maud, Melissa Hawkins of Ada, Tiara Stewart of San Diego, Calif., and Tamara Stewart of Norman.

Other survivors include nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren with two more on the way, and a host of other family and dear friends.

Casket Bearers will be Fife’s grandsons, Tony Fife, Marc Brennan, Loren Blake Fife and Bradley Hawkins, and grandsons-in-law, James Kinsey, Zac Horton, Robert Thomas and Simon Harjo.

Honorary Bearers will be Larry Brennan, Randall Hawkins, Dale Lemons, George McGirt, Bobby McGirt, Dean McGirt, Don Tiger, Louis Fife and Ethan Deere.

 

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Michael Fish

Funeral services for Cromwell native Michael Wayne Fish are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Greenleaf Baptist Church, Okemah with Rev. Legus Harjo Jr. officiating and Rev. Wayne Harjo assisting.

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

Fish, 44 of Okeechobee, Fla., died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007 in Lanwood Medical Center, Ft. Pierce, Fla., after a long illness. He was born Sept. 5, 1963 in Los Angeles, Calif., to Andrew and Emma Fish.

He had been a resident of Okeechobee for the past 16 years and was a member of the Snake Creek Baptist Church, Wetumka.

He graduated from Butner High School in 1982 and later moved to Brighton, Fla., living on the reservation there.

On April 20, 1997 he married Michelle Grindler on the Brighton Beach Reservation, and worked for the Seminole Tribe of Florida as a heavy equipment operator.

He was a member of the Hecete Band of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.

His father and brother, Jeffrey Fish, preceded him in death.

Survivors include: his wife of Brighton, Fla.; son, Andrew Fish of Brighton; daughters: Trisha Fish of Norman, Michaela Fish and Cheyenne Fish, both of Brighton; mother, Emma Fish of Brighton; brother, Emery Fish of Brighton; sisters: Jennifer Fish, Andrea Bert, and Cheryl Fish, all of Brighton; and two grandchildren.

 

Annie Fixico

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Annie Fixico are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mekusukey gymnasium with Brother Dave Bowlegs officiating.

Interment is to follow at the Harjo Family Cemetery, with wake services planned to take place at the family home.

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

Fixico, 83, died Sunday, June 8, 2008 at her home. She was born Feb. 5, 1925 in Sasakwa to Wesley Harjo and Jowina Tiger.

She moved to Seminole from Muskogee over 55 years ago, and was a homemaker and member of the New Tulsa Ceremonial Grounds. On Feb. 27, 1942 she married Joe Fixico in Wewoka.

Her parents; husband (Sept. 7, 1985); brothers: Robert Leetka, Rex Harjo and J.D. Harjo; and one granddaughter, receded her in death.

Surviving are two sons: Jeff Fixico of Wewoka and Talova Fixico of Seminole; six daughters: Nancy Lowe of Holdenville, Maleah Drapeau of Ada, Madeline Tiger, Jennie Fixico, Betty Fixico, and Tracy Rogers, all of Seminole; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be: Mike Lowe, Leo Tiger, Joe Fixico, Dylan Fixico, Randall Lowe, Devan Fixico, Garrett Drapeau, and Pvto Rogers.

Honorary bearers will be: Eugene Lowe, Kenneth Drapeau, Leo Tiger Sr., Tim Rogers, Ronald Frazier and Jeremy Drapeau.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gail Fleming

Services for Ardmore resident Gail G. Fleming will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Harvey-Douglas Centennial Chapel with Rev. Dan Patman officiating.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Shawnee. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the home of Wade and Stacey Cole.

Arrangements are under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home, Ardmore.

Gail G. Fleming was born Dec. 11, 1926 in Depew, Okla., to parents, Essie Jewel and Jesse M. Fleming. He went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 10, 2008, following a lengthy illness at his home.

A graduate of Cromwell High School, Gail was stationed in the Philippines during World War II. In 1951, after graduating from Cast central State College, he went to work for Exxon Co. USA, then known as Carter Oil Co. at Wilson, Hewitt Field.

Gail met and married his wife of 54 years, Anna Louise Butts, on Nov. 27, 1953.

While at Exxon, he worked in drilling and production in North Dakota, Montana, Oklahoma, and Texas; retiring at Stigler, Okla., on Aug. 1, 1986 after 37 years with the company as a field superintendent.

He invested his life in his faith, his family, and his career.

Gail is survived by his wife, Anna; three daughters: Debra Allison and husband Logan of Wewoka, Brenda Drake of Wewoka, and Kathy Brown and husband Bryan of Piedmont; six grandchildren: Stacey Cole and husband Wade of Seminole, Shane O’Daniel and wife Kim of Weatherford, Kindra Grove and husband Clifton of Maud, Amanda Taylor and husband James of Oklahoma City, Sarah Brown of Piedmont, and Joshua Brown of Piedmont; seven great-grandchildren: Bailey, Garrett, and Jaycee Cole of Seminole, Corey, Treyton, and Nicholas Grove of Maud, and Hunter O’Daniel of Weatherford; one sister, Mary Imogene Hendryx of Seminole.

Gail is preceded in death by parents, Jesse Murl Fleming, Sr. and Essie Jewel Fleming; brothers: Jesse Murl Fleming, Jr. wife, Patricia A. Fleming, Floyd F. Fleming, and R.L. Fleming; sisters: Effa Geraldine Fleming, and Zelma Mae Fleming; and great-grandson, Luke O’Daniel.

Bearers will be Shane O’Daniel, Wade Cole, James Taylor, Rand Fleming, Logan Allison, and Rick Fleming.

Honorary bearers will be: Charlie Dutton, Bryan Brown, Russell Jones, Tom Butts, and Exxon Mobile employees.

Gail was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was an avid OU fan and loved his family deeply.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to cross Timbers Hospice, the American Heart Association, or a charity of your choice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Clinton

Flowers

Clinton Odell Flowers, age 86, of Shawnee, and former longtime Seminole resident, died Saturday, Nov. 29, in Mont Belvieu, Texas.

Mr. Flowers was born Sept. 29, 1922, in Atoka County, to General Andrew Jackson and Alice (Hayden) Flowers.

Mr. Flowers came to Seminole from Choctaw, and lived in Seminole over 42 years. Much of that time he was a Lineman for O G & E Electric Co. He was retired at the time of his death.

Clinton married his first wife and Mother of his children Mary Ruth (Maguire) Flowers in Lawton, on Oct. 7, 1950. She preceded him in death on July 3, 1999.

He married Dorothy Carter on April 27, 2002, in Shawnee.

Clinton is survived by his wife, Dorothy Flowers, of Shawnee; two sons, Russell Flowers, of Coppell, Texas, and Mike Flowers, of Edmond; his daughter, Vicki Hope, of Mt. Belvieu, Texas; eight grandchildren, Chris Flowers, Clinton Wayne Flowers, Charles Flowers, Sarah Flowers, Heath Hope, Tatum Stone, Houston Hope and Harrison Hope; and Nine great grandchildren, Amulek Stone, Ammon Stone, Taylynne Stone, Helaman Stone, Peytyn Hope, Haydyn Hope, Kassidi Hope, Triston Flowers and Taylor Flowers.

He is preceded in death by his parents, first wife Ruth Flowers, son, Richard Flowers and grandson Harrison Hope.

Casket bearers will be Clinton Wayne Flowers, Chris Flowers, Charles Flowers, Larry Hope, Houston Hope, and Heath Hope.

Honorary Bearers will be Mike Flowers, Russell Flowers, Richard Flowers and Harrison Hope.

Services are scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 12:30 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, in Seminole, burial to follow at the Rush Springs Cemetery, in Rush Springs, with Father Basil Keenan, O.S.B. officiating.

Swearingen Funeral Home, of Seminole is in charge of arrangements and messages of condolences may be made online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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Cynthia

Fraser

Graveside services for Cynthia LuEllen Fraser, of Norman, formerly of Ada, are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m., at the Oakwood Cemetery, in Wewoka. Rev. Virgil Romine will officiate. Viewing for Cynthia will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday, at the Smith-Phillips Funeral Home.

Ms. Fraser died Friday, Oct. 31, in Norman, at the age of 39. She was born April 25, 1969, in Ada, to Montie and RozAn Fraser.

Ms. Fraser graduated from Byng High School in 1987. She served while in High School as a page for State Representatives at our State Capitol and was involved with drama and art courses during high school. She later attended East Central University.

She served in the United States Navy from Dec. 19, 1988 to Dec. 18, 1992. During her time of service in the military she became a medical technician, in the medical field. She was of the Baptist Faith.

Ms. Fraser is survived by her mother, Rozan Fraser and step-father, Jerry Walston, of Ada; brother, Garland Fraser and wife, Dusty, of Plano, Texas; step-sister, Kerri Farmer and husband Eric, of Dickson; and eight nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father, Montie Fraser; paternal grandparents, Jack and Bonnie Fraser; and maternal grandparents, Bud and Mamie Roper.

Chickasaw Honor Guard will provide military honors.

 

 

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Irene Freeman

Funeral services for Wewoka native Irene (Berryhill) Freeman are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Bird Creek Indian Baptist Church, Sasakwa, with Rev. Ken Cooper officiating and assisted by Pastor Houston Tiger.

Wake services will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Bird Creek Indian Baptist Church.

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

Freeman died Wednesday, March 5, 2008 in Oklahoma City, at the age of 74 years. She was born July 16, 1933 in Wewoka to Charlie and Lucy (Reed) Berryhill.

She attended school at Eufaula Boarding School and after graduation she was a cook and worked in security for American Airlines.

Freeman was a member of Springfield Methodist Church in Okemah; Thlopthlocco Band; and the Tiger Clan. She enjoyed shaking shell at the New Tulsa Stomp Grounds.

Her parents; son, David L. Morgan; brothers: Walter Lena, Newman Lena, Pete Lena, and Russell Valdez; sisters, Marie Cleveland and Peggy Lena Mahone; and one grandson, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her children: Malcolm T. Morgan, Alta G. Morgan, and Phealan P. Morgan, all of Tulsa, Alvena A. Ayala of Edmond, Algeron G. Morgan, Jr. of Shawnee, Richard D. Morgan of Nashville, Tenn., Jimmy R. Culley of Tulsa, Eddie L. Freeman of Chito, Calif., Bernice K. Freeman of Tulsa, and Margaret J. Freeman of Jenks; 35 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be: Louie Lena, Wendel Williams, Douglas Worcester, Larry Tiger, Christopher Tiger, Carmen O. Ayala, Malcolm Freeman, and Myron Yepa.

Honorary bearers will be: Harold Meek, Wendel Williams Jr., William Bacca, Jessie Keith, and Eloy Gonzales.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dorothy Fry

Funeral services for Seminole native Dorothy V. Fry are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Cooper Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Will Bentley and Rev. Tracy Schumpert are to officiate. Burial is to follow at Seminole Cemetery,

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

Dorothy, 76, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2008 in Midwest City. She was born Oct. 29, 1931 in Seminole to Otto and Carrie Sexton.

She was reared in Seminole before living in San Diego and New York City. After returning to Oklahoma, she lived in Altus for several years before moving to the Pink-Tecumseh area in 1975,

Dorothy was a 1949 graduate of Seminole High School and in the 1970’s she attended Rose State College, where she pursued and Associate’s degree in Psychology.

On July 20, 1967 she married John Fry in Okemah.

She as the head of the Minute Man Program in Washington, D.C. National Guard and was retired from Tinker Air Force Base.

Dorothy was a member of the Shawnee Tractor and Engine Club; the Oklahoma Steam Threshers; Toastmasters at Tinker and Broadway United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed watching her grandsons play sports.

Her parents; one son, Jacob Miller; one brother, Bernard Sexton; one grandchild, Debby Miller; and one stepson, Conrad Fry, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, John Fry, of the home; three sons and three daughters-in-law: Richard Fry, Daniel and Donna Fry of Milwaukee, Wis., Shane and Vivian Fry of McLoud, and Mary Bauer of Midwest City; grandchildren and their spouses: Sheryl Robertson of Mildenhall, England, Heather Miller of Sayer, Okla., Shane and Brandy Fry of Norman, John Fry of Noble, and Timothy and Sharon Fry of Moore; and five great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

Susie Fulcher

A vigil for Susie (Sue) Mae Fulcher was held on Jan. 25, 2008 p.m. and the memorial mass was held on Jan. 26 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Buena Vista, Colo.

Sue Fulcher,71, died of natural causes in her Buena Vista, Colo., home on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008. She was born on April 21, 1936 to Dalton Fulcher and Laura Vivian Campbell in Fredericksburg, Va.

She had a daughter and two sons with her first husband, Daniel B. Atkins; and a daughter in her second marriage to Jerry L. Cowden.

Sue lived in Virginia, Washington, D.C., Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas; before moving to Colorado in the 1960’s.

She loved her Lord, her children, her eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Sue was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Buena Vista. Her other interests include sewing, crocheting, canning, reading, ceramics and baking. Sue’s biscuits and pies were legendary.

As a Colorado businesswoman, Sue operated Lloyd’s Smoke Shop and Bookateria in Salida for 20 years in the 1970s and 1980s, and opened the S&V Bookateria in Buena Vista Square in the early 1990s.

These bookstores carried mostly used paperbacks and when the Climax Mine was closed in the 1980s, her shop was popular with the laid-off miners who could exchange books or purchase used copies for a nominal charge.

Her parents and four babies preceded her in death.

Sue is survived by her husbands; her children: Theresa Sue Wilson of Seminole, James Alfred Atkins and his wife Chris of Glencoe, David Boyd Atkins and his wife Kathy of Tacoma, Wash., and Vicki Lee Rowe and her husband Johnny of Salida, Colo.; her brother, Alvin Robert Fulcher and his wife Edie of Miami, Fla.; and her sister, Betty Dice and her husband Harry of Ocean View, Del.

In addition, she is survived by two uncles: Peter Campbell of Fredericksburg, Va., and James Campbell of Spotsylvania, Va.; her grandchildren: Danny Atkins and wife Amy, Joseph Atkins and wife Erin, and Lauretta Atkins, all of Puyallup, Wash., Jacualyn Heinrich and husband Justin of Stillwater, Julia Atkins of Glencoe, Tanya Malerba and husband Dennis of Costa Rica, Travis Wilson and Sonny of Seminole, and Dabad Rowe of Salida, Colo.; her great-grandchildren: Lily and Autumn Atkins of Puyallup, Wash. and Zoey Wilson of Seminole; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Johnny Gammons

Graveside services for Johnny K. Gammons are to be held at 2p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home with Terry Newell officiating.

Johnny passed away at home on Monday, Aug. 18, at the age of 59. He was born in Wewoka, to Roy Gammons and Bernetta Hamilton Gammons.

A graduate of Sasakwa High School, Johnny served in Viet Nam in the U.S. Army. After his discharge, Johnny lived in Holdenville for a time and was a member of the 4th and Broadway Church of Christ.

He worked in Tulsa for Anchor Drilling Fluids USA as a drilling fluid engineer and on Nov. 3, 2000, he married Jacquie Little; together they lived in Shawnee.

Johnny loved to spend time with his family and friends. He enjoyed gardening, antiques, playing guitar and mandolin and all types of music.

Johnny’s parents, Roy and Bernetta Gammons; his first wife and mother of his children, Sheryl Gammons; two sisters, Betty Gammons and Audrey Jones; and three brothers, J.D. Gammons, Roy E. Gammons, and Max Gammons preceded him in death.

Survivors are Johnny’s wife, Jacquie, of the home; children, Rex Gammons of Spaulding and Kari Gammons of Oklahoma City; brothers, DeRay Gammons and wife, Sue, of Wilburton; James Gammons and wife, Judy, of Sasakwa; brother-in-law, Dale Jones; sisters: Eunice Smith of Dallas, Texas; Lois Boyce of Tulsa; Wanda Shores and husband, Don, of Ada; mother-in-law, Barbara Prince of Holdenville and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

 

Rudolph Garfield

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Rudolph Garfield are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka with Rev. B.G. Renfro officiating.

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

Garfield, 63, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 at Creek Nation Hospital in Okemah. He was born Jan. 23, 1945 in Sasakwa to Anderson Reese Garfield and Dora Ann Moore.

He graduated from Sasakwa High School and later moved to Wewoka. On Sept. 2, 1982 he married Ethel Dindy

Garfield was a member of Thomas Town Baptist Church, where he served as deacon. He was a member of the Trustee Board, was a Sunday school Superintendent, as well as a Sunday school teacher.

He was the owner of Rudy’s Stump Removal Service. Garfield worked for the Wewoka Police Department for 20 years and the City of Wewoka for nine years.

Garfield also worked for Seminole County for one year and was a security guard for the Seminole Nation.

His parents; one sister, Elnora; and one brother, Ed, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; sons: Rodney Dindy-Garfield of Spencer, Roland Garfield of Wewoka, Reginald B. Garfield of Ft. Hood, Texas, and Randolph Garfield of Tahlequah; two daughters: Shanda L. Davis of Lawton and Shannon Lee of Edmond; sisters: Lula M. Samilton of Wewoka, Dezeere Bradshaw of Wewoka, and Linda Cochran of Stonewall; one brother, L.B. Garfield of Eufaula; and six grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

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Wilma Garroutte

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Wilma Parsons Garroutte are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cooper Funeral Chapel with Glen Pence officiating.

Burial is to follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

Mrs. Garroutte passed away Saturday, March 8,2008 in Tecumseh. She was born Feb. 21, 1919 in Paden to Jess E. and Pansy L. (Allen) Parsons.

She was a resident of Seminole for most of her adult life and had attended school in Maud and Tecumseh. Wilma graduated in 1937 from Tecumseh High School.

On Dec. 31, 1968, she married Vincent Garroutte in Holdenville and he preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 1977.

She worked for 14 years for Pottawatomie County as a Deputy Court Clerk. Mrs. Garroutte then served as a deputy Court Clerk in Oklahoma City before moving to Seminole, where she worked for Seminole County as a Deputy Court Clerk.

Mrs. Garroutte was a member of the First Christian Church in Seminole.

Her parents; two sisters: Vivian Horner and Pauline Ellis; one brother, James E. "Bud" parsons; one nephew, Bobby J. "Cowboy" Robertson; and one great-nephew, Cody Robertson, also preceded her in death.

Surviving are nieces: Darla Furr of Tecumseh, Patricia Houck of Arlington, Texas, and Pamela Yerby of Hunt, Texas; and nephews: Tony Ellis of Del City, Mike Parsons of Houston, Texas, and Donnie Horner of San Antonio, Texas; and several great, great-great, and great-great-great nieces and nephews.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stacy

Geraldon

Stacy Lynn Geraldon died on Aug. 24, at the age of 42 in Ada.

He was born on May 31, 1966 in Seminole, to Barbara Ellen (Stacy) Dooley. He worked on pipelines until he was disabled.

He is survived by his mother, Barbara Ellen Dooley of Locust Grove, four sisters: Shana Crosby of Ada, Rachel Geraldon and Brianna Geraldon of Midwest City, and Beth Geraldon of Texas. 

Services are scheduled for 3:30p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Trinity Baptist Church in Maud with Rev. Leroy Kerbo officiating. Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be: Tyler Crosby, Logan Crosby, Tiny Blaylock, Brent Blaylock, Gary Melton and Jeff McCoy.

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

 

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Kathleen

Gibson

Funeral service for Kathleen   "Kitten" Gibson, of Wewoka, is pending with Stout-Phillips Funeral Home. 

She died on Thursday, Oct. 23, in Wewoka.

Service is set for 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel. Full obit will run later.

Oscar

Gillespie

Oscar Gillespie, 84-year-old longtime Seminole County resident died Sept. 24, at his home. He was born Sept. 10, 1924, in Ryan, to parents Doc G. Gillespie and Ruby Bell (Barker) Gillespie. He moved to Seminole 65 years ago from Idabel.

Gillespie married his wife of almost 60 years, Pheba Ellen (Kane) Gillespie, on Aug. 10, 1944, in Seminole. She preceded him in death on Sept. 25, 2004.

He was a self employed rancher and machinery dealer and was a member of the Temple of Praise Pentecostal Church Of God, in Seminole. He was a storyteller.

Survivors include three sons, Lewis James Gillespie, "Buzz" Gillespie and Billy Frank Gillespie, all of Seminole; two daughters; Auttis "Auttie" Johnson, of Seminole, and Barbara Harris, of Springhill, Fla.; one brother, Richard Gillespie, of Eufaula; two sisters, Hazel Fowler, of Wichita Falls, Texas and Mary Auttis Fisher, of Cabot, Ark.

His parents and his wife precede him in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30a.m. Monday, Sept. 29, at the Temple of Praise Pentecostal Church Of God, in Seminole. Rev. Harold Turner will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, in Seminole.

Casket Bearers will be Robert Johnson, Travis Gillespie, Clay Gillespie, James Johnson, Billy Johnson and Garrett McCoy. Honorary Bearer will be Erin Gillespie.

Viewing will be from 8a.m. until 8p.m. Thursday - Saturday and from Noon until 8p.m. on Sunday.

Swearingen Funeral Home - 100 West Strothers Ave. - Seminole

Funeral services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole. Phone 405-382-3456.

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

 

 

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Arcoma

Gilliam

Arcoma Swisher Gilliam, was born in 1916, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Walter and Gertrude Hall. Ms. Gilliam died Oct. 31, in Dallas, Texas, after a brief illness.

Ms. Gilliam was active in the Order of Eastern Star, in Cody, Wyo., the Shawnee Rose Society, the Shawnee Garden Club, several bridge clubs, and the First Baptist Church, of Shawnee.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Naomi and Joe Mastrogiovanni, of Dallas, Texas; her sister and brother-in-law, Juanita and Jack Reynolds, of Seminole; her three grandchildren, Kathryn, Joseph, Jr., and Thomas Mastrogiovanni; her five great grandchildren, Margaret, Jordan, Christian, Matthew and Carson Mastrogiovanni, and many nieces and nephews.

She will be forever remembered by her loving family members and her many friends. Godspeed, sweet mother.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 15, at Resthaven Memorial Park, in Shawnee.

 

 

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Patti Gipson

Memorial services for former Seminole resident, Patricia Gumerson Gipson, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at McFarlin Methodist Church in Norman.

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

Patti Gipson, 70, of Norman, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at Norman Regional Hospital. She was born in Tonkawa, Okla., on Jan. 30, 1937 to Ralph and Mable Gumerson..

She attended public schools in Guthrie, and was the Valedictorian of her graduating class in 1955. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority at the University of Oklahoma and was named the Outstanding Senior Woman by the Mortar Board in 1958.

Gipson graduated Phi Beta Kappa in English Literature and received her masters in 1959.

In 1959 she married Fred Gipson. While living in Washington D.C. she wrote newsletters for the Chase Manhattan Bank and the East West Trade Council.

Fred, Patti and their children moved to Seminole in 1974. Patti taught at the Seminole Junior College.

Later she edited a newsletter and was the research director for the Energy Consumers and Producers Association.

In this capacity she testified before the Senate Finance Committee, House Ways and Means Committee, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and became a recognized expert in energy regulations affecting the oil and gas industry.

Patti was very active in the First Methodist Church serving on various boards; and was also involved in many of Seminole’s civic, social, and philanthropic organizations. In 1981 she was named Seminole’s Citizen of the Year.

In 1988, Fred and Patti moved to Norman where Patti became an active member of the Assistance League of Norman.

Patti poured her heart and soul into the projects of the Assistance League. Her dedication and passion really shined through for Operation School Bell.

She worked on every project with an unconditional loving smile, and her zest for life shone through in everything she did. She gave inspiration and joy to all who met her.

Patti remained a scholar all of her life and was an avid reader. She had been an active member of the University of Oklahoma chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and had served as treasurer for a number of years.

Patti was an accomplished storyteller and appeared in numerous classes in the Norman Public Schools. It was not uncommon for a child, in any number of venues, to call out to her as "the storyteller lady."

Patti, like her mother before her, was born with a green thumb and her beautiful yard depicted her love for flowers and her expert eye for landscaping.

She loved a game of tennis or a round of bridge with friends and especially spending time with her family.

Above all, Patti was "Nana" to her grandchildren and loved taking all eight of them to movies, playing endless games, and watching them in all their activities.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Fred Gipson; her son, Fred R. Gipson and his wife Lisa; her daughter, Lisa Barnard and her husband Greg; her daughter, Elizabeth Base and her husband Dusty, all of Norman.

Her eight grandchildren, who adored her deeply, also survive her: Laura, Rachel and Scott Gipson, Bryce and Blake Barnard, and Elise, Ryan and Emma Base.

Her brother, Jon Gumerson and his wife Barbara; and her sister-in-law, Linda Stone and her husband Ralph also survive Patti.

Also, her special nephews and nieces: Greg Gumerson, Ginger Hines, Cal Sharpe, and his wife Way, John Sharpe, Susan Downs and her husband Jeff and many great nephews and nieces.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Assistance League of Norman, 809 Wall St. Norman, OK 73069.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Randy Gist

Funeral services for Randy S. Gist were held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Nix’s First Baptist Church in Missouri; dinner will be held after the service.

Randy S. Gist, 36 of Nixa, Mo., was called to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at Cox South Hospital, after a hard-fought battle against cancer. Randy was born in Shawnee on Oct. 21, 1971.

Randy was a very rare man. He was dedicated to his family and the love of his life, Elizabeth. His humor and wit, mingled with his compassionate and kind nature, made him a very charismatic and lovable man.

The combination of his intellect and determination helped him find the solution to any problem; whether fixing his kids’ vehicles or finding the winning strategy to his newest favorite video game.

His strong work ethic and willingness to lend a hand helped him to turn co-workers at Turblex in to lifelong friends, but more like family.

Randy spent his leisure time traveling, camping, restoring vehicles, and chasing around his grandbaby, whom he lovingly called "Fancy".

He leaves behind his beautiful wife of 13 years, Elizabeth Gist; two daughters: Bobbie and Ashley, ages 22 and 20; granddaughter, Bailey, age three; his mother, Lucille Gist of Seminole; sister, Becky Inman; brothers: Ricky Gist and Bobby Gist; many nieces and nephews, also of Seminole; as well as, many more relatives, friends, and loved ones who will hold him in their hearts forever.

His father, Robert Gist, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ray and Irene Lee, preceded him in death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Frieda Givens

A private memorial graveside service for Guthrie resident, Frieda Givens, is planned at a later date in Coal Hill, Ark.

Services and cremation were under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark, Ark.

Frieda Givens, 86, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007 in Ozark, Ark., while living there with her niece, Joyce Ann Sanders.

She was born Feb. 22, 1921 in Memphis, Tenn., to Nettie and R.V. Cain and was a Respiratory Therapist at University Hospital in Oklahoma City before retiring.

Her parents; two sisters; three brothers; and her husband, Al Givens, Jr. (who worked for The Seminole Producer for many years), preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Marie Puttkamer of Guthrie; four grandchildren: Angie Cunningham of Edmond, Marsha Lucas of Luther, Mike Laird of the Armed Services (serving in Iraq), and Laura Hughes of Stillwater; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.

 

 

Jim Glasco

A celebration of life service for Jim Glasco has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at the Kelley Haney Center, located at the Seminole State College.

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

Jimmy Dale Glasco passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2008 at his home in Seminole at the age of 63, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Dec. 24, 1944 in Ada to Homer Lee and Hazel Juanita (Davenport) Glasco.

Jim graduated from Coalgate High School in 1963; he went on to East Central University where he received his Bachelor of Science in 1967 and his Master of Education in 1976.

He was a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity. He also served in the National Guard from 1967 to 1973.

He was a longtime educator where he taught and coached track and football at Charles Page High School in Sand Springs, Okla., and at Seminole High School from 1968 - 1972.

In 1975 he began a 24-year teaching career at Seminole Junior College where he would later retire in 1999 as Vice Chairman of the Social Sciences Division. 

Jim served the Order of Elks at local, state and national levels. He was a Past-Exalted Ruler of the Seminole Lodge and also served terms as District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler and as Vice-President for the Oklahoma Elks Association. 

He was Oklahoma’s representative to the Grand Lodge Accident and Prevention Committee for many years. He received many honors and awards with his proudest moment being a member of the 1989 Elks National Champion Ritual Team. 

Seminole was the first lodge from Oklahoma to win this prestigious competition and posted the highest score in the history of this event. 

On Sept. 6, 1989 Robert S. Kerr, III appointed Jim as Honorary Lieutenant Governor for the State of Oklahoma and he was honored by the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Janeen Glasco of the home; his mother, Hazel (Davenport) Glasco of Coalgate; daughter and son-in-law, April and Paul Clagg of Tulsa; stepdaughter, Ashley Lawson of Seminole; stepson, Jesse Starr of the home; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Don and Cindy Glasco and Gregg and Trudy Glasco, all of Coalgate; two grandchildren: Jayden Lawson of Seminole, and Devin Clagg of Tulsa; and three aunts: Geraldine (Davenport) Davis of Clarita, Okla., Leeta (Dunn) Glasco of Purcell, Okla., and Marie (Lambert) Davenport of Blanchard, Okla.

His father precedes him in death.

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

 

 

 

 

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George Glenn

Funeral Services for longtime Seminole County resident George M. Glenn are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 at the First Assemble of God Church in Bowlegs.

Rev. Roy Robertson will officiate.

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

George died unexpectedly at the age of 77 on Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 while attending to his cattle at his home south of Seminole.

He was born in Mounds on April 5, 1930 to Opal and John Otis "Ode" Glenn.

George lived in the Mounds and Sapulpa area while growing up, and worked in his father’s mechanic shop.

He graduated from Sapulpa High School before joining the United States Navy, where he served on the USS Princeton from 1950-1954 during the Korean Conflict.

After his honorable discharge from the Navy, George married Mary Ann Chandler of Bowlegs on June 6, 1954.

The couple moved to Holdenville where George was employed at Lee Weathered Hardware Store.

The following year, George and Mary moved back to Bowlegs.

Mary was a homemaker and George began, unknowingly, a lifetime of service with the City of Seminole and the County of Seminole.

George held several positions during his employment, but most of his time was spent as the "Meter Man," in the Police Department.

He was parking officer until the parking meters were removed.

George also worked in the Sanitation and Maintenance Departments.

He retired from the City of Seminole in 1992 with 37 years of service.

George also worked for Seminole County as the Custodian for District Court and Drug Court where he continued to be employed until his death.

His death ends 53 years of service with the City of Seminole and Seminole County.

George was well known throughout the community as a "good man."

He was always lending a helping hand to someone in need.

He was a "jack of all trades" that could do anything.

He continued to apply the skills learned at his father’s garage, and could often be found working on someone’s car. He loved and enjoyed life, his family and hard work.

George was preceded in death by his parents, Opal and John Otis "Ode" Glenn; and one brother, Ralph Glenn.

He is survived by his wife of almost 54 years, Mary, of the home; one son, Kevin Glenn and wife Stacy of Seminole; two daughters, Shereata and husband Carl Ellis of Strothers and Janet Walker of Bowlegs; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; three sisters, two brothers; and a host of relatives and friends.

George was known by many names: The Trash Man, Meter Man, Brother George, and Georgie; but most importantly as Dad, Daddy, Grandpa and Uncle George.

He will be greatly missed.

 

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Marjorie Glenn

Wewoka resident Marjorie C. Glenn, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at the age of 84 years.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2008, at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Michael Vallandingham officiating.

Marjorie was born August 9, 1923, in Purcell, Okla., to Javan Tyrus and Vera Edna (Gentry) Green.

She attended Wayne Public Schools and was owner of State Beauty Supply in Shawnee, Okla., for more than 20 years.

She was also an LPN and of the Baptist faith.

Marjorie married Leo E. Glenn on April 9, 1973, in Grayson County, Texas. He preceded her in death on May 4, 1985.

Preceding her in death are her parents, husband, and baby sister Margaret V. Green.

Survivors include her son, Jay T. Copeland of Grand Junction, Colo.; daughters, Tammy Ferguson of Grand Junction, Colo., and Chimen Lafollet of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister: Barbara G. Rachel of Wewoka; two grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Also surviving Glenn are nephew Paul Rachel of Ada; niece Carol R. Carpenter of Centerton, Ark., and a number of other relatives and friends.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Olney Gober

Olney Kenneth Gober, 76, of Shawnee, passed away Friday, Sept. 5, in Shawnee.

Graveside service will be 2p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 at Cummins Cemetery, in Maud.

Johnny Stephens is officiating, assisted by David Pollard, under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

The family will be at the funeral home to greet friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. To share memories, or to sign the guest book on-line, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.

Kenneth was born March 11, 1932 in Maud, to Gerkin and Helen Dickey-Gober. He attended Rock Springs Elementary School and graduated from Maud High School in 1952. He entered the US Army in 1952 and was stationed in Ft. Lewis Washington until honorably discharged.

On July 18, 1953 he married Phyllis Jeanne Horn. Upon leaving the service they resided in California until moving back to Oklahoma in 1964.

Kenneth and Phyllis raised three sons Wayne, Dale and Paul Gober. He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis in Dec. of 1994. On Nov. 27, 1996 he married Betty Rawls, and they resided in Shawnee.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Gober; father: Gerkin Gober; mother: Helen Dickey-Gober; sister: Sue Gober-Richards; father-in-law: Albert Horn; and brothers-in-law: Richard Horn and Roland Tiffin.

He is survived by his wife; Betty of the home, Mother-in-Law; Vernull Horn, of Shawnee, Sons and Daughters-in-Law; Wayne and Terry Gober, of Shawnee, Dale and Christy Gober, of Oklahoma City, Paul and Valerie Gober, of Seminole, Step-Children and their spouses; Carolyn and Jay Aldridge, of Kinta, Troy Jr. and Patti Rawls, of Earlsboro, Brothers and Sisters; Erma Tiffin, of Calif., Harold Gober and wife Towana, of Shawnee, Gerkin Gober, Jr. and wife Patty of Calif., Donna Weatherly and husband David, of Tecumseh, and Ronald Gober and wife Sonya,of Tulsa, as well as 10 Grandchildren and many Great-Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews and a host of friends.

 

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Josie Gonyer

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel, in Wewoka, with Rev. Wesley Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Josie Beulah Wyatt Gonyer was born to Rube and Maude (Allen) Wyatt, at home in the Kight Community on Jan. 16, 1919. She went to be with loved ones who went on before her on Oct. 23, at Valley View Hospital, in Ada.

She attended Kight and Sasakwa schools. She was baptized at a young age in Pure pond, west of Kight School.

Josie and A.G. Gonyer were united in McAlester, on Dec. 2, 1936. They enjoyed a happy marriage of nearly 72 years, mostly spent in the Sasakwa area.

She worked at Big Yank, in Wewoka and Michael Casuals, in Konawa. Josie was an excellent wife, mother and grandmother and set a good example for her family.

Before her declining health she loved camping, crappie fishing and spent many days with nine young grandchildren, family and many good friends, at Lake Eufaula.

She was a very good cook and started making her famous fudge at 9 years old. Josie and A.G. also raised a vegetable garden for many years.

Josie is preceded in death by an infant daughter Maudie Marie (1947); a grandson, Kent Ward (2007); 2 granddaughters Glenda Biggs (1960) and Linda Biggs Van Tassel (2001); a great-grandson Henry Griffith (2005); a son-in-law Tommy Dale Harris (2002); her parents; and all of her siblings, Newt, Othor, Bill, Donald (Dugan) and Rube Wyatt Jr., Oval Bridgewater, Georgia Feeley and Iva McDonald.

She will be greatly missed by her family, husband A.G., of the home, daughters Wanda and husband Bob Biggs, and Judy Harris, all of Sasakwa, Anita Gonyer, of Seminole, grandchildren: Terri Hoffman, Paula Thomas, of Oklahoma City, Sharon Griffith, of Holdenville, Karen Herrin and Dale Harris, of Ada, Suzy Curtis, of Seminole and Chad Ward, of Wetumka, twenty-three great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and two due early 2009, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are her grandson and great-grandsons.

Honorary Bearers are Josie’s many neighbors, who are wonderful.

 

 

 

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Mary Goodfellow

Memorial graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Mary Emogene Goodfellow are to be held at a later date in Hendrick, Okla.

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

Mary Emogene (Guinn) Goodfellow, age 86, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center. Mary was born Nov. 27, 1921 in Seymore, Texas to Capt. Wraught and Mary Emma (Chennault) Guinn.

Mary met and then married Frank Taylor Goodfellow on Jan. 30, 1940 in Olton, Texas. He preceded her in death on March 27, 1951 in Altus.

She was a homemaker and moved to Seminole in 1979 from Altus, Okla. Mary was a longtime member of the Ideal Street Baptist Church.

Mrs. Goodfellow is survived by one son, Wiiliam Goodfellow of Mounds, Okla.; two daughters and sons-in-law: Wanda and LeRoy Richardson of Muskogee, and Mary and Jim Blakely of Seminole; one sister, Flora Dean Hite of Vernon, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; and two sons: Robert Lee Goodfellow and Roy Frank Goodfellow, preceded her in death.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Larkin Goodrich

Services for longtime Konawa resident Larkin Monroe Goodrich are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa with Pastor Drew Isaacs officiating.

Burial is to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Larkin Goodrich, 75, departed this life on Monday, April 21, 2008 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born June 28, 1932 in Konawa to Escar Frank Goodrich and Freda (Pairet) Goodrich.

On Dec. 21, 1958 he married Bonnie McIntyre in Seminole. He worked as a project engineer for the U.S. Government federal Highway Division, having retired in 1982.

His parents and three sisters: Wanda Williams, Ada Mae Marvelli and Mary Clark, preceded him in death.

Surviving is the mother of his children, Bonnie Goodrich of Oklahoma City; one son, Kevin Goodrich of Oklahoma City; two daughters: Pamela Yohe of Denver, Colo., and Karen Goodrich of Oklahoma City; four brothers: E.E. Goodrich and Charles Goodrich, both of Konawa, Ralph Goodrich of Bakersfield, Calif., and Jack Goodrich of Abilene, Texas; grandchildren: Terence Goodrich of Denver, Colo., Nicole Ortega, Alexandra Ortega, and Jeffrey Ortega, all of Oklahoma City, and Ronnie Ortega of Denver, Colo.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mata Gorske

Funeral services for Mata Gorske were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rader Funeral Home Chapel, Kilgore, Texas.

Burial is scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole.

Services are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home, Kilgore.

Gorske, 85 of Kilgore, died Saturday, March 29, 2008 in Kilgore. She was born April 3, 1922 to Will and Zona Johnson.

She worked as Secretary to the Superintendent of Kilgore Independent School District for 39 years and was in charge of payroll for the entire school district.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving is her sister, Imogene Gossage of Kilgore.

 

 

Grant Grady

Funeral services for Konawa native Grant "Dink" Stanley Grady are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Konawa, with Rev. John Basden officiating.

Burial is to follow at Konawa Cemetery with services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Grady, 81, died Thursday, June 12, 2008 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. He was born Jan. 17, 1927 in Konawa to Hubert and Delpha (Smith) Grady.

He was raised in the Summers Chapel are outside of Konawa. Grady enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country in the 82nd Airborne during World War II.

Grady married Paula Monroe, and they were married for over 30 years before she preceded him in death in 1994.

He was a longtime Midwest City resident before moving to Stigler to live with his sister, Dorothy. Grady was a carpenter for many years.

His parents; one daughter, Deborah Yvonne Grady; one son, Davyd Whitely; one sister, Johnnie Mae Weldon; and one brother, Joseph Smith, also preceded him in death.

Surviving are sons: Kymn Converse of Grove, Randy Grady of Choctaw, Stan Grady of Edmond, and Kevyn Whitely of Atlanta, Ga.; one sister, Dorothy Mae Blevins of Stigler; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Serving as casket bearers will be: Kymn Converse, Randy Grady, Kevyn Whitely, Chris Converse, Chad Converse, and Chas Grady.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessie Grant

Jessie Francis (Sumpter) Grant, age 90, died Monday, Dec. 15, at Jan Frances Care Center.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Assembly of God Church, in Sasakwa, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, of Konawa. Pastor Wesley Martin will officiate.

Grant was born on March 2, 1918, in Braggs, to Elias E. "Polly" Sumpter and Susie (Sumter) Sumpter. She married Tollie Grant April 18, 1938, in Phoenix, Ariz. She was the Director of Activities for Tucker Nursing Home, and she was a member of the Assembly of God Church, in Sasakwa, Oklahoma.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Jones, of Sasakwa and Martha Tyler, of Konawa; two brothers, Vernon Sumpter, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Dib Sumpter, of Phoenix Ariz.; and sister, Pauline Choate, of Hemphill, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elias and Susie Sumpter; husband, Tollie Grant; two sons, Tollie Newton Grant, Jr., and James Grant; two brothers, Walter and Richard Sumpter; and one sister, Etta Ruth Sumpter.

Pallbearers are Kevin Grant, John W. Story, II, Brad Story, Willie Grant, Travis Harjo, and Tyler Harjo.

Honorary Pallbearers are Bill Cloud, James Tollie Grant, R.L. Grant, and Richard Grant.

 

 

 

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Daisy Gray

Daisy Prentice Gray, age 93, of Maud, passed away Nov. 24. She was born Aug. 16, 1915, in Bethany. She graduated from Capital Hill High school in 1933.

Mimi, as she was known to her family, was one, of the "greatest generation." After growing up during the Great Depression, she worked during World War II in a defense plant before becoming a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell. She was chief operator in Maud for many years, and then worked at offices in Seminole and Shawnee. She retired from Southwestern Bell after more than 30 years of service.

She married Alvah "Pappas" Gray, of Maud, in 1954, and they spent many happy years together.

Her hobbies were sewing, shopping, and traveling, and she did each with great enthusiasm. Upon retirement she spent many hours making baby clothes and blankets, which she donated to Children’s Hospital and other charities.

She could shop with the best of them and rarely missed out on a bargain or an opportunity to find one. She loved to travel, especially to visit family and friends, and a trip with her was an adventure for all involved.

She was devoted to her community and donated many handmade quilts to be raffled for various causes. Mimi was a founding member and instrumental in establishing the Maud Nutrition Center.

She was as good a mother, grandmother and great grandmother as one could hope for. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her "favorite" son-in-law, Jimmy Starns, of Seminole; her sister, Katherine Alamada, and husband Gilbert, of Rio Vista, Calif.; a son, Jimmie Barnes, and wife Deborah, of Hoover, Ala.; grandchildren John Starns, of Maud, Jimilu Starns and partner Brett Bivin, of Shawnee; Allison Barnes Burden and husband Adam, of Tampa, Fla.; Susannah Barnes and partner Heather Henry, of Mukwonago, Wis.; Rebecca Barnes, of Tallahassee, Fla; and great-grandchildren, Bodhi Starns, Rance Starns, Abigail Burden, Adam Burden, Jr. and Anne-Marie Burden.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Audrey Prentice; her first husband, Johnnie Barnes, of Dundee, Texas; her husband, Alvah Gray; her sisters, Lilly Kirby and Crystal Archer; her daughter and best friend, Johnita Starns; her daughter-in-law, Sandee Barnes and her grand daughter, Jennifer Barnes.

The family would like to express its appreciation to the caregivers who gave her assistance and comfort and enjoyed doing crafts with her, Wanda, Kim, Linda and Glenda and to Angelic Hospice and its caring and thoughtful staff.

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

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

 

 

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Nellie Green

Funeral Services for Nellie Rose Green are scheduled for Dec. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Saltillo Christian Church in Salem, Ind. with Joshua Brumfield officiating.

Burial will follow in Saltillo Cemetery with visitation being held on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at Weathers funeral Home and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Green, 80, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 30 at Meadowview Health Care Center in Salem.

She was born on Aug. 15, 1927 in Washington County, near Hardinsburg to Elza and Lorain Ridener Highfill and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge #238 in Seminole.

Lowry married William R. Green in June 1944.

She was a retired employee of Travelers in Orleans and a former employee of goodwill Industries and Meadowview Health Care Center and was a member of Saltillo Christian Church.

Her husband, parents and grandson, Caleb Green, precede her in death.

She is survived by four sons, Gary L. Green, Salem, Forber E. Green of Greencastle, Ind., Williams E. Green, Bedford, Ind., roger D. Green, Tulsa; brother, Larry Cooper, Hardinsburg Ind., four sisters, Dorothy Farris, Saltilla, Ind., Darlene White of Campbellsburg, Ind., Linda and Rita Cooper, both of Hardinsburg; thirteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Terry Griffis

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Terry Ray Griffis are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka.

Burial is to follow at Westwood Cemetery, with Rev. B.G. Renfro of Parkers Chapel Baptist Church officiating.

Services are under the direction of Myers Mortuary in Wewoka.

Griffis, 57 of Del City, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at the VA Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born Oct. 28, 1950 in Seminole to Freddie Griffis and Mary Lee (Brooks) Griffis.

He received his education in the Douglass Schools and graduated in 1955, and then he graduated from Wewoka High School on May 24, 1968.

Griffis joined Rock Jill Baptist Church and was baptized under the leadership of Rev. A.D. Knighton.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and then in the National Guard for six years. Griffis worked at Tinker Air Force Base in the Sheet Metal Fabrication Department for 34 years.

His parents; one brother, Arthur Ray; and one sister, Shirley Ann, preceded him in death.

Surviving are sons: Thomas and Derrick of Earlsboro and Tracey of San Diego, Calif.; daughter, Marquetta Griffis of Oklahoma City; sister, Sharon Griffis of Wewoka; brothers: James of Norman, Kerry of Los Angeles, Calif., Oliver Barkus of Tulsa, Anthony Wayne, Hiawatha and Edward James of Oklahoma City, Freddie Jr. of Wetumka, and Anthony DeWayne of Yukon; and 12 grandchildren.

 

 

 

Ruby Griffith

Private family services for Seminole resident Ruby Jewel Griffith have been held, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Griffith died Saturday, July 19, 2008, in Seminole, at the age of 98.

She was born Nov. 3, 1909, in Newcastle, to Walter Moore and Ruby Jewel Moore.

She married Homer Williams Griffith, who preceded her in death on April 9, 1978.

Ruby Griffith came to Seminole from Hobart in 1933. She was a member of Ideal Street Baptist Church, and was the founder and co-owner of Cash Auto Supply and Western Store in Seminole.

Griffith was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, the Seminole Roundup Club, Quilting Bee, and the Ceramics Art Club.

Griffith was preceded in death by her parents, one son, her husband, four sisters, and one brother.

She is survived by her daughter, Patsy Jean Berry of Seminole; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

 

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Novella Grisso

Graveside services for former Seminole and Shawnee resident Novella Fern "Babe" (Redwine) Grisso are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Little Cemetery with Rev. Redmond Wolf officiating.

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

Grisso, 90, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 at Bartlesville Care Center, where she has lived for the past three and a half years. She was born June 16, 1917 in Denison, Texas to Albert Andrew Redwine and Sally Amanda (Mosley) Redwine.

On Dec. 23, 1934 she married L.T. "Pete" Grisso in Varnum. She retired from Pioneer Nursing Home after working there for 22 years.

Her parents; husband (march 1, 1991); two daughters, Carolyn and Dorothy; one granddaughter; and one son, preceded her in death.

Surviving is one son, Gary Grisso of Seminole; two daughters: Marge Laffoon of Shawnee and Linda Jarrell of Bartlesville; one sister, Nona Clements of Barnsdall, Okla.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Stanley

Grisso

Stanley Warren Grisso, 56-year old former Seminole resident died Sept. 24, in Sparks, Nev. He was born March 31, 1952, in Seminole, to Audy K. Grisso and Francis (Baxter) Grisso.

He served in the United States Air Force, earning the rank of Sergeant.

Survivors include one brother, Joe Grisso, of Seminole and one sister, Kay Adam, of Sparks, Nev.

His parents and one brother, Gene Grisso, preceded him in death.

A graveside cremation memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 2p.m., at Little Cemetery. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service.

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

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

Nelda Guinn

Funeral services for longtime St. Louis, Okla., resident Nelda Fern (Moody) Guinn are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity Baptist Church in Maud with longtime family friends, Glenn and Dale Williams, to officiate.

Interment is to follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud. Arrangements are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home, Maud.

Nelda, 79, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born Jan. 24, 1929 in Herber Springs, Ark., to parents Ophelia Bell (Hunt) Moody and Ellis Moody.

On Oct. 5, 1944 Nelda married Emral Guinn in Seminole. Throughout her life, she wore many hats. She worked as a butcher at Safeway grocery store in Shawnee for over 20 years.

That is when she, along with her husband Emral, bought their first oil well. This was the beginning of Guinn Oil Company, which was founded in 1965. The couple still own and operate the Company to this day.

She has been a devoted wife, mother, and granny; as well as a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Maud.

Her parents and one sister, Rogene Worl, who died Dec. 15, 2007, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Emral Guinn of the home in St. Louis; one daughter and son-in-law, Wynema "Winnie" Marshalee (Guinn) and Bill Buley of Saint Louis, Okla.; one chosen son, Jr. Williams and his wife Connie of Saint Louis, Okla., (Nelda always jokingly said, "she wore him home on her boots and Emral just had to get use to him"); one brother and sister-in-law, Stanley Leon Moody and his wife Ina of Shawnee; two granddaughters and their husbands: Matona and Mark Haynes and Maleea and TyRay Brock all of Maud; and three great-grandchildren: Emral Layn Haynes, Matraya Erralee Haynes and TyLee Fern Brock; nieces: Airawona "Roshel" (Moody) Stabel and her husband Stewart of Lakin, Kan., and Christie Kay (Moody) McClaskey and her husband Gary of Maud; step-grandchildren, Burl Buley and his wife Cathy of Franklin, Tenn., Randy Kenyon and his wife Kay of Newcastle, Okla., and Jerrel Buley and his wife Shalisa of Harrah; and Jr. William’s daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Jace Beverage of Saint Louis, Okla.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Richard Gunter

Funeral services for Richard Gunter Sr., are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Heartland Family Church, located at 214 West Strother Avenue in Seminole.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery north of Seminole with military honors. Rev. Bill Chesser will officiate the service.

Richard Gunter, Sr., 63 year-old longtime Seminole resident passed from this life and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 22, 2008 north of Seminole in a tragic auto accident.

He was born Nov. 15, 1944 in Okmulgee to parents Robert Lee Gunter and Ida Mae (Raney) Gunter.

Richard attended Okmulgee Public Schools and served in the United States Navy from 1963 to 1967, where he earned the National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.

He married Donna Southern on May 4, 1963 in Okmulgee.

Richard had worked as a truck driver until he became manager for the Sherwin William’s paint store in Seminole where he worked for several years. He was currently working as a surveillance operator for the Firelake Grand Casino in Shawnee.

Richard was also involved with his community as a former member and 32 Degree Mason of the Seminole Masonic Lodge. Richard also helped during the Seminole, "Gusher Day’s" festival. He was a member of the Cornerstone Tabernacle Church in Sasakwa.

He leaves to cherish is memory his wife of 45 years, Donna Gunter and their beloved miniature dachshund, "Missy", of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard Gunter, Jr. and wife Tanya Gunter; one daughter, Rhonda (Gunter) Kanard; mother-in-law, Ricky Southern of Henryetta; two grandsons, Bailey Gunter and his companion Kristen Stith of Wewoka and J.T. Gunter of Wewoka; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gene and Dolly Gunter of Park City, Mont., and Coy and Ruth Gunter of Okmulgee; one sister, Alma Huddleston of Okmulgee; three sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Cleta Southern of Muskogee, Thea and Bob Repsher of Okmulgee, and Vickie and Eddie Mosco of Henryetta.

A few hours after Richard’s accident, his first great-granddaughter was born, Braylee Breann Gunter of Wewoka.

Richard is preceded in death by; his parents; one brother Floyd Gunter in November 2007; his father-in-law, "Bunny" Southern in October 2007 and one brother-in-law, Garland Southern in 1970.

Casket bearers will be; Jason Brinker, Kevin Merriman, Jr., Phillip Hogue, Josh Merriman, Tony Powell and Hugh Megee.

Honorary bearers will be; Zach Megee, Gavin Megee, Kevin Merriman, Sr., William Chesser, Billy Chesser and Cliff Ruminer.

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mary Gustin

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Mary Gustin are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Rev. Amanda Lockwood will officiate.

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

Mary died in her home on Sunday, May 25, 2008 at the age of 78, after having a great visit with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren on Friday.

Mary was born in Holdenville to Agnes Emback and Paul Gille on Oct. 14, 1929.

She married Merle Gustin on April 9, 1947 in Fort Smith, Ark. He preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 2000.

Mary was an avid golfer and a long time member of the Wewoka Golf and Country Club, the Wewoka Golf Association, and the Ladies Golf Association.

Some of her fondest memories were of playing golf with friends, teaching her grandchildren to play golf; and memories of being able to play golf as a partner with Wewoka’s Dr. Gil Morgan during a local golf competition, where they came in first place.

She also volunteered as a worker and a cook during many of the yearly Wewoka Pokacheeta Golf Tournaments.

Mary worked as a seamstress and retired as a designer for Lillian Russell, Inc., and Custom Sizes dress manufacturing in Wewoka.

During her life in Wewoka, she was able to work as a Cub Scout Den Mother, and at one time, displayed pioneer keepsakes at the Wewoka museum.

On Mother’s Day, Easter, and other holidays, Mary worked with Merle and her boys making corsages, and delivering Easter Lillies and Christmas poinsettias around Wewoka.

Mary’s great cooking will be missed holidays, birthdays, and even at the simplest family get to gathers.

Mary is survived by her brother John and sister-in-law Elwanda Gille; her sister, Pat Feagin; son Tony and his wife Cherryl; son Paul and his wife Peggy; five grandchildren and their spouses; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pall Bearers will be Steve Sothhward, Paul Gustin, Tony Gustin, Jay Gustin, Micah Gustin, Mark Gustin, and Ben Gustin.

 

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Martha Guymon

Martha A. Guymon died on Friday, September 12, 2008, in Tulsa.

She was born December 29, 1918, in Cambridge, Kan., to Arthur Thomas and Mana Akers Knowles.

She graduated from Winfield High School and met her future husband, Bill Guymon in nearby Arkansas City, Kan., a year later.

Bill and Martha were married May 9,1938, in Wellington, Kan.

Survivors include sons Lance Guymon of Collinsville, and J. Carl Guymon and wife, Marsha,  of Tulsa; Daughters, Sharon George of Bayfield, Colo., and Shirley Branson and husband, Bill of Meade, Kan.

Also surviving Martha are grandchildren Debra Little and husband, Mitch,  Cheree Cordes, and husband, Terry, all of Meade, Kan., Greg Guymon, and wife, Carmen, of Collinsville, Kamala George of Prescott, Ariz., Corral Guymon of Roseville, Calif., Claudette Guymon and husband, Rob, of El Dorado Hills, Calif., JaeJean Young of Tulsa, Hunter Guymon and wife, Joy, of Catoosa, Jesse George of Hemet, Calif., James George and wife, Tricia, of Bayfield, Colo., Darla Branson and husband, Wess, of Dallas, Texas, and Kristen Branson of Meade, Kan..

Great grandchildren Isabel and Adriana Guymon, Kelsey Guymon, Hayden and Blake Guymon, Killian George, Jacqueline, Jamie Lee, and Jessica George, Madison Martin and Brooke Guymon, Dane, Tanner, Colton, and Jett Little, Jayde, Whitney, and Gunner Cordes, Jalen and Harrison Branson, also survive Martha.

Martha Guymon was preceeded in death by her husband, Bill, her parents, one sister and four brothers. 

Memorials can be made to Seminole Church of Christ or charity of choice.

 

 

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LaDella

Hackler

LaDella Jean Hackler, 74, longtime Seminole resident died Monday, Oct. 6, in Seminole. Mrs. Hackler was born Oct. 27, 1933 in Jourdanton, Texas to Travis and Rose Mae (Lucas) Collums. She came to Seminole at the age of 2 and has lived in Seminole since.

On Dec. 17, 1949 she married Robert David Hackler, at the Missionary Baptist Church, in Seminole. He preceded her in death in 1990.

She was a devoted homemaker and housewife for most of her adult life. She loved her husband, children and grandchildren and was always doing things for them. She worked some outside the home at Davis Hardware, several years at the Blue Bell Plant (now wrangler) and owned and operated Hackler Tropical Fish shop out of her home.

She is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Danny Hackler, of Tecumseh and Ronald and Annetta Hackler, of Tecumseh; one daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Sammy Loveless, of Wewoka; one brother Leroy Collums and his wife Geraldine, of Eufuala; two sisters Sue Johnson, of Seminole and Janet Reed, of Texas; nine Grandchildren, Ashley and Nathan Hayes, Zachary Lupton, Megan and Demontra Phillips, Matthew Hackler, Justin Hackler, Robert Hackler and David Hackler; one Great Grandchild, Amauriana Phillips, and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and three brothers Clinton, Jimmy, and Jeep Collums.

Casket bearers will be Zachary Lupton, Matthew Hackler, Justin Hackler, Jon Reed, Nevin Bryant, Nathan Palmer, and Robert Hackler.

Graveside Services will be Thursday, Oct. 9, at 10:30a.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole, with Slim Crabtree officiating.

Viewing will be Tuesday, Oct. 7 8a.m. to 8p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 8a.m. to 8p.m. Thursday, Oct 9, 8a.m. to funeral time.

Swearingen Funeral Home 100 W. Strothers Seminole, Oklahoma

 

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

Messages of Condolences may be made online at www. swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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Bertha Hail

Former longtime Seminole resident Bertha Boatman Hail died Friday, Oct. 03, at Westbury Nursing Home, in McDonough, Ga., at the age of 98.

She was one of 19 children. Her parents were Joshua and Etter (White) Boatman. She was born in Oney, on Aug. 7, 1910.

She is survived by four sons; Willie Hail, of McDonough, Ga., Willis Hail, of Clarksville, Tenn., William Hail and Willard Hail, both of Hennessey, and one daughter, Wilburta Flanders, of Freemont, Calif.

She is preceded in death by her parents, son, Louis Byers, daughter, Vivian Byers, and eighteen brothers and sisters.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2p.m., Sunday, Oct 5, at the Little Chapel, at Little Cemetery.  Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

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

 

 

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Johnnie

Hamilton

Memorial services for Johnnie "Bruce" Hamilton, age 52, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Hart Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Wilson Peace officiating.

Bruce passed from this life on Friday, Oct. 31, in Muskogee.

Johnnie "Bruce" Hamilton was born in Tulsa, on Sept. 20, 1956 to Billy Joe and Dorothy (Gibson) Hamilton. He attended school and graduated from Channel Island High School, in Oxnard, Calif.

Bruce was employed as a shipping dispatcher with Tri-B Nursery, and worked for J.R.’s Movie Land, of Seminole and Wewoka, from 1998 – 2004.

When he was not working, Bruce enjoyed the great outdoors. He loved target shooting, fishing, and camping. Bruce was an avid Nascar fan and liked to watch sports on television. He especially liked football, with the Dallas Cowboys and Oklahoma Sooners being his favorite teams.

Bruce was a gifted cook and enjoyed cooking for his family. He enjoyed the time he spent with his family and friends black powder shooting and traveling. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Bruce is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ephraim and Addie (Smith) Hamilton and his maternal grandparents, John and Laura (King) Gibson.

Those left to cherish Bruce’s memory include his parents, Bill and Dorothy Hamilton, of Tahlequah; his daughter and son, Amanda and her husband PV2 Joshua Lytle, of Seminole, and Josh Hamilton, of Tahlequah; nephew and niece PFC Ephraim Hamilton, stationed in Iraq, and Hannah Hamilton, of Stillwater; as well as many friends and family too numerous to mention.

Those considering an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Seminole Animal Shelter.

Services have been entrusted to Hart Funeral Home, of Tahlequah.

 

 

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James

Hamilton, Jr.

A long time resident of Sun Lakes, Ariz., died Sunday, Dec. 7. Lt. Col. James A. Hamilton, Jr. entered the Army Air Force during WWII where he flew P-47 Thunderbolts. He served in the Korean Conflict flying P-51 Mustangs and in Viet Nam flying O-1 Bird Dogs.

His duty stations included; Victoria, Texas, Williams AFB, where he was a flight instructor in the T-28 and F-86. He went to Dhahran Saudi Arabia where he instructed in the F-86. He returned to Luke AFB, where he was the first Squadron Commander of the new F-104. He served in Fort Hood, Texas where he was III Corp Liaison. He returned to Luke in 1969 where he retired in 1974.

He grew up in Seminole, attending grade school and high school, graduating in 1942.

He is survived by sons, James, of Moody, Texas and Michael, of Peoria, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Ray

Hammons

Ray L. Hammons, age 64, passed away, Sept. 15, at Community Hospital Lakeview, in Eufaula.

Graveside services will be held at 2p.m., Friday, Sept. 19, at Charles Cemetery, in Eufaula, with Rev. Dustin Tidwell officiating.

Pallbearers are Timothy Hammons, Lenny Jim, Joe r, Jess, and Brian Dreadfulwater, and Charles Deere.

Honorary Pallbearers are Steve and Kenneth Hammons, Jerry Haney, and Glen Sharpe.

Ray was born to Ray and Lida Hammons, in Brigham City, Utah, and raised in Antlers, where he attended school. After high school graduation he entered the US Army. He served in Viet Nam as a helicopter crew chief.

After the Army, Ray returned to Oklahoma, where he attended the Oklahoma State University School of Electronics, and graduated in the class of ’79, with a degree in Electronics.

Ray worked for Exxon Petroleum, and later for Boeing Aviation, where he worked on projects like the guidance systems for aircraft.

After retiring in 1996, he came to the Eufaula area to enjoy retirement with his people and family. Ray loved working with his computer system, at home and has spent many hours surfing the web while also watching television. His other two hobbies, rock collecting and smoking pipes, can be appreciated by a short journey through the home place.

His parents precede Ray in death.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline (Cummings) Hammons, of Eufaula, sons, Kenneth, of Chicago, Ill., and Timothy Hammons, of Enid, Lenny Ray and wife Cherelee Jim, of Clewiston, Fla., stepchildren, Joe and wife Katie Dreadfulwater, of Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., Jess Dreadfulwater, of Palmdale, Calif., and Brian Dreadfulwater, of Lawrence, Kan., sister, Jackie Jones, of Antlers, brothers, Steve Hammons, of Coweta, Gary Hammons, of Antlers, and Cody Hammons, of Wetumtka, Ala. Nine grandchildren also survive Ray.

Robert

Hargrove

Funeral services for Robert M. Hargrove were scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 2p.m. at the First Christian Church, in Okemah. Interment followed at the Morse Cemetery, in Okemah.

Hargrove was born April 30, 1959, in Okemah to Bobby and Theresa (Vigil) Hargrove. He died after his battle with cancer, Saturday, Oct. 4, in Oklahoma City, at the age of 49.

He was a resident of the Okemah area most of his life. He graduated from Okemah High School in 1977 and later received an associate’s degree in auto mechanical engineering from OSU, in Okmulgee.

Hargrove fished, hunted, rode his Harley, and hung out skiing at the lake with his friends and family.

He married Merline Lewis, in Oklahoma City, on Sept. 11, 2008.

Survivors include: one son, Timmy Hargrove, of Okemah; three daughters, Tina Hunter, of Sulphur; Dawna Rose Hargrove, of Norman, and Rebecca Hargrove, of Norman; his wife, Merline, of Seminole two brothers, Steve Hargrove, of Okemah and Richard Hargrove also of Okemah; three sisters, Angela Grissom, of Choctaw; Monica Hargrove, of Broken Arrow, and Eva Schmidlkofer, of Okemah.

Serving as pallbearers were Bill Henson, Dennis Lucas, Steve Hargrove, Richard Hargrove, Brian Grissom, Timmy Hargrove, and Jim Schmidlkofer.

Honorary bearers included Marty Branscum, Andy Tucker, John Bean, Roy Cisco, David Lucas, and Rick Maggard.

Services under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Rev. Jeannie McMahan.

 

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Beatrice Harjo

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Bonnie Beatrice (Terrell) Harjo are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel, in Wewoka, with Pastor Tommy Clark officiating.

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

Bonnie Beatrice Hopkins was born on July 12, 1914 in Idabel, Okla. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Wewoka for 60 years.

At the age of 93 she went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 in Seminole.

Her parents were William Alfred and Beulah Addie (Hankins) Hopkins and she was the oldest of eight children.

She married Grady Terrell in July 1933 and he preceded her in death in 1972. She later married Floyd Harjo of Wolf and he preceded her in death in 2001.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; sister, Lucille Ross; two brothers: Hubert Hopkins and Calvin Hopkins; and one granddaughter, Ronna Bailey.

Grady and Beatrice had three sons: Raymond and Ulricke Terrell of Kansas City, Mo., Kenneth and Dorothy Terrell of Seminole, and Ronald and Bobbie Terrell of Warsaw, Mo.

Also surviving are nine grandchildren: Mark Terrell of San Francisco, Calif., Tina Rae Terrell of Victoria, Canada, Ronda Rae Hatachett of Conroe, Texas, Tammy Ann Watts of Texarkana, Ark., Kenneth Wayne Terrell Jr. of Decatur, Texas, Karen Elaine Hudgens of Shreveport, La., Angie Malezieux of Paris, Frances Jim Terrell of Hannibul, Mo., and Susan Newson of Ft. Hood, Texas; 25 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great grandchildren.

Her surviving siblings are: sisters: Mildred Erwin of Duncan, Okla., Lorene Lacer of Amarillo, Texas, Pat (Shipley) Coulon of Wewoka; and one brother, Donald Hopkins of Tulsa.

Casket bearers will be her nine grandchildren. Honorary bearers will be her 25 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

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Carl Harjo

Funeral services for Seminole native Carl "Foozie" Harjo are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Reed-Culver Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gerald Manley and Rev. Crosslin Smith officiating.

Burial is to follow at Fort Gibson National Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

Harjo died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 in Fayetteville, at the age of 61. He was born July 26, 1946 at Harbor Hospital in Seminole to A.B. Harjo and Mary Etta (Brown) Harjo.

He was a 1964 graduate of Del City High School and had received an Outstanding Saxophonist Award in 1960 and 1961 at the Pawnee Music Festival.  

Harjo was 1st Alto saxophone in the Oklahoma All-State Band in 1964, and he received a $400 Music Scholarship Award to Phillips University in Enid in 1964.  

In 1966 he entered the U.S. Navy and received Federal Aviation Administration certification as an Air Traffic Controller Third Class. Harjo served as an Air Traffic Control billet.  

His duties included Air Intelligence, CIC Secret Clearance, Naval Training Operations, Communications and Contracts-Supply.  He spoke fluent Russian and served in the Secret Service.

Harjo was employed as a teletypesetter for the Muskogee Daily Phoenix after his discharge from the U.S. Navy in 1968, and he went on to receive a B.A. degree in Journalism from Northeastern Oklahoma State University in 1973. 

He was an intern teacher at Bacone Junior College in the Communications Division in 1975 and received a M. Ed. Degree in Language Arts from Northeastern Oklahoma State University in 1976.  

Harjo then began a career as a professor at Bacone Junior College and also taught some classes at NSU.

He was a member of Oklahoma Council Teachers of English and National Council Teachers of English, a member of Disabled American Veterans-Chapter 3 in Topeka, a national member of the S.T.E. Fraternity, and a lifetime member of International Order of Demolay and Disabled American Veterans-Chapter 7.

Harjo was also a member of the Roman Catholic Church and the Democratic Party.  He was Chief Justice White Assembly Knights of Columbus 4th Degree.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving are his brother, Matt Harjo of Fayetteville; and his sisters, Charlene Harjo Irani of Colorado and Trina Kathleen Watkins of Wyoming.

Pallbearers include Gene Frusher, Tommy Bryant, Stan Wells, John Waldon and Robert Soontay. Honorary pallbearers include the Seminole Nation Color Guard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Clemmie

Harjo

Funeral services for Holdenville resident, Clemmie Harjo, age 84, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8, at Many Springs Baptist Church with Reverend Jimmie Anderson officiating.

An evening prayer service is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at Hudson-Phillips Chapel. A procession to Many Springs will leave the funeral home on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. Interment will follow at the Harjo Family Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

He died in Ada on Thursday, Dec. 4. Harjo was born Sept. 21, 1924, in Seminole County to Ben Harjo and Susie Walker Harjo. He attended a military academy in Texas and later attended classes for one year at the University of Oklahoma, in Norman.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Army for three years and retired from Tinker Air Force Base where he worked in the Engine Repair Department.

Surviving him are his five children: Vincent Harjo, of Wewoka; Tommy Harjo, Clemmie Harjo, and Virgil Harjo, all of Holdenville; and Donna Harjo, of Wewoka; and sister, Lucille Harrison, of Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella, on Oct. 6, 2004, his parents, and brothers and sisters: Leonard, Johnson, Tommy, Mary Jane, Mae, Mary Sue, and Sarah.

Pallbearers are Dean Goforth, Gabe George, Clem George, Benny Hester, William George, Jr. and Leo Fish, Jr.,

Honorary pallbearers are Henry George, Leon McPerryman, Ronnie George, Greg George, Stanley Factor, Chris Goforth, Cary Goforth and Brian Factor.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Frances Harjo

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident Frances Pauline Harjo are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa with Rev. Joe Coon and Rev. Arthur Wayne Carpitcher officiating.

A wake service is scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Spring Baptist Church. Burial is to follow services at Davis Family Cemetery, located south of Sasakwa.

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

Harjo, 71, died Sunday, April 13, 2008 at her residence in Konawa. She was born March 19, 1937 in Sasakwa to George Wesley Harjo and Cora (Davis) Harjo.

She worked as a cook for New Horizon Nursing Home in Konawa for several years and married Carlee L. Harjo.

Harjo was a member of Spring Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Her father, and one son, Jeffrey Lee Harjo, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; her mother, Cora Harjo of Sasakwa; four sons: Carl Lee Harjo, Terry Allen Harjo, Dale Robin Harjo, and David Kevin Harjo, all of Konawa; two daughters: LaHome Jenice Harjo of Ada and Cecelia Julia Harjo of Konawa; one brother, Willie Harjo of Sasakwa; seven sisters: Kathryn Harjo of Sasakwa, Amanda Gipson of Ada, Wisey Harjo of Sasakwa, Toni Harjo of Wewoka, Lucy Harjo of Wewoka, Polly Owl of Stillwell, and Jean Tecumseh of Henryetta; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gary Harjo

Gary Lee "Joe Sam" Harjo died Oct. 4, in Seminole, at the age of 54.

He was born June 9, 1954, in Talihina, to Joe Brown and Winnie Harjo. He graduated from Butner Schools. He married Barbara Pillsington, June 24, 1988, in Wewoka.

He was of the Christian faith and served his county with the United States Air Force.

Wake Services are scheduled for 6:30p.m. Tuesday, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel, with Rev. David Littler.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Salt Creek Methodist Church, with interment at Wewoka Indian Methodist Church.

Pallbearers are Jim Burton, Jeremy Johnson, Andy Johnson and Dallas Lockett.

Preceding him in death is his Mother Winnie Harjo.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of the Home; children, Jacob Harjo, Ann (Jiffy) Deatherage, Curtis Johnson, Deana Johnson, Juscindy Burton, and Victoria Lockett; and brothers, Larry Brown, of Holdenville, Mosie Harjo, Joe David McGirt, and Serbert Lee Harjo.

Services under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

 

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Georgia Harjo

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Georgia Harjo are scheduled for 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka.

Rev. Malcolm Tiger will officiate.

Harjo died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008 at the Wewoka Nursing Center in Wewoka at the age of 74.

She was born to General and Lela (Johnson) Hopper in Wolf on May 30, 1934.

Harjo worked for many years as a Nurse’s Aid for Oakridge Nursing Home in Wewoka.

She was a member of the Akasvmkv Baptist Church in Wewoka, and a member of the Hvteyievlke Band of the Wind Clan.

Harjo was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Tema Harjo; and one daughter, Tinah Faye Harjo.

She is survived by her sons, Calvin of Moore, Billy Williams, Tulsa, and Kenneth Warledo, McAlester; daughters, Jackie Warledo, Seminole, Martha Duran, Wewoka, and Lela of Tulsa.

She is also survived by one brother, Carl Lee Hopper, Konawa.

Pallbearers will be Gordon Cosar, Mitchell Hill, Mickey Cosar, Nicholas Hopper, Charlie Wilson, and Rick Deer.

Hattie Harjo

Funeral services for Wewoka native Hattie Jean Harjo are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Seminole Indian Baptist Church, Konawa, with Rev. Ed George and Rev. George Doyle officiating.

Burial is to follow at Seminole Indian Baptist Cemetery. Wake services are scheduled from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday at Stout-Philips Funeral Chapel.

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

Harjo, 84, died Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at her residence. She was born Nov. 11, 1923 at Sasakwa to Putkeh and Ada (Ceasar) Harjo.

She attended school at Cully, Sasakwa, and Vamoosa. Harjo worked for Big Yank and Lillian Russell Clothing Factory as a seamstress for a number of years.

Harjo was a Woman’s Leader at Seminole Indian Baptist Church and was baptized by Homer Lee Emarthle in 1958.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles and was like a mother to her sisters, making sure that they went to school and received an education.

Her parents; son, Clifford Wayne Lena; and husband, Rev. Roman Harjo, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sisters: Pauline Doyle of Wewoka, and Minnie Ruth Harjo Neal of Konawa; two grandsons that she raised as her own sons: Bob Harjo of Houston, Texas and Manuel Lena; three granddaughters; and seven great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Imogene Harjo

Funeral services for longtime Sylvan resident Imogene Harjo are schedule for 2 p.m. Saturday at Hitchitee United Methodist Church, northeast of Seminole, with Rev. Mike Svitak officiating and Rev. Mike Harjo assisting.

Interment is to follow at Hitchitee Church Cemetery.

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

Harjo, 80, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008 in Oklahoma City. She was born March 12, 1927 to Rev. Buddy Little and Alice Miller Little.

She attended grade school at Red Mound and Pike’s Peak and later she attended Chilocco Indian School, where she learned the art of Native Dance.

Harjo was a lifetime member of Hitchitee United Methodist Church, where she had served as Sunday school teacher and worked with the children’s choir.

She served in many different church offices and taught Native song.

Her parents; her husband, Samsochee Harjo; two sisters: Lula Little and Clara Davis; three brothers: Osceola Little, Mitchell Little, and Terry Little; and two grandsons, preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sons: Percy Harjo of Antlers, Bruce Harjo of Shawnee, and Nathaniel Harjo of Seminole; seven daughters: Mildred Harjo, Lula Harjo, Delores Harjo, and Channon Spencer, all of Seminole, Sandra Larney and Samantha English, both of Oklahoma City, and Mary Jackson of Shawnee; 32 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are three sisters: Bessie Spencer of Prague, Juanita Wise of Seminole, and Ida Mae Little of Seminole.

Casket bearers will be: Ellis Little, Jason Little, Osceola Little, Steve Harjo, Howard Harjo and Steve Barnett.

Honorary bearers will be: Tecumseh Underwood, Bryan Harjo, Shane Harjo, Victor Underwood, Ted Underwood, and all of her grandsons.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jackson Harjo

Funeral services for Jackson Harjo, brother of several Konawa residents, are set for 2 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2008, at the Pecan Grove Methodist Church in Holdenville, under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home of Wetumka.

Rev. Malcomb Tiger is set to officiate.

Interment will follow at the Yager Cemetery.

Harjo, a Henryetta resident, died July 6, 2008, in Okemah, at the age of 72.

He was born Feb. 14, 1936, in Henryetta, to Legus Harjo and Lowina (Lowe) Harjo.

Jackson Harjo was raised in the Henryetta area.

He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged.

Harjo married Margaret Hill on June 25, 1954, and they were married for 47 years, having four children.

Harjo worked as a welder, doing maintenance on oil field properties. He retired in 1995.

Then he worked for Klaleggee Tribal Town for five years.

Harjo was a member of Pecan Grove Methodist Church, where he served as deacon.

His hobbies included fishing, hunting, stomp dance, and singing Creek hymns. He also worked on lawn mowers and cars.

Harjo was preceded in death by his parents, Legus and Lowina Harjo; his wife, Margaret Hill Harjo in 2001; a son, Silas Hill; and a brother, Lewis Harjo.

He is survived by wife Lillie Harjo of the home; three children, Jackson Harjo Jr. of Shawnee, Marcus Harjo of Wetumka, and Patricia Harjo of Wetumka; five sisters, Mina Phillips of Eufaula, Sue Givins of Konawa, Ramona Sue Robinson of Okemah, Annie Shaw of Konawa, and Bessie Davis of Konawa; one brother, Eugene Cully of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Johnny Harjo

Wewoka resident, Johnny Lee Harjo, died at his residence Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the age of 63 years.

Wake Services were scheduled for 6p.m. Thursday, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel and 7p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at Hilltop Presbyterian Church.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Hilltop Presbyterian Church.

Harjo was born Sept. 10, 1945 in Wewoka, to Tema Harjo and Sissie Grayson.

He attended Sasakwa schools and was a member of Hilltop Presbyterian Church, and the Hvteyievlke band.

He previously worked for C & J Wellhead, out of Edmond, as a laborer.

Preceding him in death are his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann (Yargee) Harjo, of the Home; sons, Johnny Harjo Jr., Donny Harjo, both of Billings, Mont., and Timothy Scott, of McAlester, Alex Lee Harjo and Tony Ray Yargee, both of Wewoka; sister, Linda Johnson, of Oklahoma City; and brothers, Legus and Jake Harjo, both of Wewoka

 

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Steve Harjo

Steve Allen Harjo, age 63, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, at his residence in Konawa.

He was born May 8, 1945, to Albert Harjo and Minnie (Buck) Harjo, in Maud. He worked in construction as a cement finisher.

He is survived by his daughter, Tonya Foster, of Konawa; brother, Joe Harjo of Shawnee; sister, Elsie Cully, of Konawa; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Minnie Harjo; and sister, Sereda Sanchez.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29th, at Swearingen Funeral Home. at 217 N. Broadway. in Konawa. A wake service is also scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28th, at the funeral home chapel.

You may sign his book from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday. Arthur Carpitcher will officiate for the wake service, and Joe Coon will officiate for the funeral service.

Pallbearers are Ronnie Burgess, Damond Harjo, Loy Hill, Skip Foster, Herman Foster, and Bobby Joe Honsinger. Honorary Pallbearers are Tommy Chambers, Tony Raulston, Billy Graham, Adam Foster, Kenneth Larney, and Larry Harris.

 

 

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Albert Harris

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Albert "Ab" Harris were held on Thursday at Mellette Cemetery in Eufaula, under the direction of Hunn, Black, and Merritt Funeral Home.

Eufaula resident, Albert "Ab" Harris, 83, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2008 in Muskogee. He was born March 3, 1925 in Russellville, Ark., to Henry Wilson and Hattie Mae (Payne) Harris.

He moved to Eufaula several years ago and was a water well driller, auto mechanic, and welder.

Survivors include his brother, Faye Harris of Woodward; his son, Ray Harris of Broken Bow; a stepdaughter, Willie Mae Parsons of Eufaula; and three nephews: Larry D. Harris, Alan Harris, and Phillip Harris, all of Seminole.

 

 

 

 

Delouris Harris

Funeral services for Konawa native Delouris "Lois" June Harris were held on April 15, 2008 at Breshears Funeral Home in Huntsville, Ark., with Pastor Dennis Brannon officiating.

A private burial followed at Marshall Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Breshears Funeral Home.

Lois, known as "Magh" to her immediate family, passed away Friday, April 11, 2008 in Huntsville, Ark., at the age of 69. She was born Dec. 29, 1939 in Konawa to James "Jim" Ingram and Jewel McAnally Ingram.

She graduated from Vamoosa High School in 1957 and after high school she attended Shawnee Beauty College in Shawnee from where she graduated in 1958 a as licensed cosmetologist.

On Oct. 18, 1961 Lois was united in marriage to Grady Harris in Seminole.

Lois was a homemaker, who enjoyed reading, writing poetry and short stories, camping in the Kiamichi Mountains of Clayton, Okla., and spending time with her family.

She loved music of all varieties and had a huge heart and love for animals of all kinds, especially her beloved cat Oreo.

Her son, Michael Wayne Harris; he parents, Jim and Jewel Ingram; sister, Mary Ingram Perry; and brother, James "Red" Ingram, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Grady Harris, of Forum, Ark.; a son, Justin Harris and wife Tina of Forum; a daughter, Cristi Harris Logan and husband Eric of Green Forest, Ark.; a sister, Loretta Ingram Cole and husband Edward of Konawa; a sister-in-law, Wanda Ingram of Harrah; two grandsons: Mark Short of Kermit, Texas and Brandon Walker of Forum; a granddaughter, Cailey Harris of Forum; four nieces: Sharetta Walker and Lana Jesse, both of Konawa, Sherry Ragsdale of Seminole, and Alecia Gordon of Harrah; one nephew, Craig Ingram of Harrah; plus many cousins, great-grand nieces and nephews, and extended family and friends.

 

Donna Harris

A memorial service for Donna Carol Harris, is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. at Refiner's Fire, in Ennis.

Harris died on Oct. 19 in Ennis, she was 66. She was born in Oklahoma City, on Jan. 19, 1942 to parents John Johnson and Wanda McCoy Johnson.

She was raised in Seminole. She lived in Ft. Smith Ark., Eufaula, Locust Grove, Arlington, Waxahachie and Ennis.

She was a hairdresser, and was a member of the Refiner's Fire Church.

She is survived by one son, Jay Demory, of Ft. Smith, Ark. and two daughters, Lessia Williams, of Midlothian, Texas and Lezle Pierce, of Eufaula, Eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grand children.

Her parents, one son, Russell McGehee, and one brother, John Johnson, Jr, precede her in death.

Services are under the direction of JE Keever Mortuary.

 

Gertie Harris

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Gertie J. Harris are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Little Cemetery with Tom Newell officiating.

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

Harris, 73, died Thursday, April 10, 2008 in Oklahoma City. She was born Aug. 14, 1934 in Polk County, Ark., to Henry and Hattie (Payne) Harris.

She attended the First Church of God in Seminole.

Surviving are two brothers: George Harris of Louisiana and Faye Harris of Woodward, Okla.; and one sister, Cynthia Anne Gunter of Seminole.

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

 

 

 

Lula Harris

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Lula Mae Harris are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Russell Vicars to officiate.

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

Lula Mae (Woody) Harris went to be with her Lord and Savior, and a host of friends and relatives, Sunday, March 2, 2008, after a period of declining health.

Lou was born in McComb, Okla., on Aug. 24, 1919 to Rosa Denton (Maness) Woody and James Monroe Woody.

Lou lived most of her life in Seminole County until she moved to Mustang in 2005 to be near her daughter. She graduated from Prairie Valley School and East Central University in Ada.

Lou married Dan Harris on April 8, 1946. They were married for 41 years before Dan passed away.

She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Seminole.

Lou was the best of all mothers and the greatest "Mimi" in the world. She lit up like a firework when her grandchildren or great-grandchildren were with her. She loved her family and was a terrific prayer warrior on the behalf of her loved ones.

Lou was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Harris; parents, Rosa and James Monroe Woody; sisters, Mamie Maynard, Edith Butler, and Louise Totten; and brothers, Earl, Malcom, Dan and Harvey Woody.

She is survived by her son, Dana Harris and wife Suzanne of Seminole; her daughters, Tena Coates and husband Jim of Mustang; grandchildren: Jill Coates Mitchell and husband Roy, Jeff Coates, Rick and Suan Streater, and Heath and Christy Streater; and great-grandchildren: Madeline, Lydia and Harrison Mitchell, and Jace, Jenna and Lane Streater.

Casket bearers will be: Jeff Coates, Roy Mitchell, Rick Streater, and Heath Streater.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marie Harris

Memorial services for former Seminole resident Marie Harris are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Alterra Sterling House, located at 2435 NW 122nd Street, Oklahoma City.

Jim Beckett is to officiate with services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Rose Marie Harris died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 in Oklahoma City. She was born June 12, 1926 in Neodesha, Kan. to Buford and Samantha Jane (Hughes) Vermillion.

The family moved to Seminole Oklahoma during the oil boom, where Marie finished High School.

She joined the World War II war effort by going to work at Tinker Air Force Base in the main headquarters building where she met her husband, John W. Harris, an Air Force Second Lt. They were married April 7, 1947 in Seminole.

Harris joined her husband in a 30-year Air Force career and they raised two sons, John who graduated from Central State University in Edmond and Michael, who graduated from Oklahoma University in Norman.

Both sons entered the Air Force and are now serving their country as colonels in the United States Air Force.

She made homes in various stations in the U.S., France and Alaska. After retirement she and her husband made their home in Edmond, where they have lived until she passed away.

Her parents and one sister, former Seminole resident, Francis Belle Whitford, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, John P. Harris of Okinawa, Japan and Michael E. Harris of Austin, Texas; and six grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Colleen Harrison

There are no services planned at this time for former Seminole resident Colleen Marie Harrison.

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

Harrison, 75, died Friday, May 2, 2008 in Oklahoma City. She was born Dec. 21, 1932 in Arkansas to Hartsell V. and Beulah (Hogan) Smith.

On April 4, 1953 she married Otis Gene Harrison, he preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 2003.

Her parents also preceded her in death.

Surviving is son, Grady Harrison of Lakeport, Calif.; daughter, Trudy Harrison of Houston, Texas; brother, Don Smith of Shawnee; three sisters: Sharon McDonald of Oklahoma City, Dorothy Mathews of Shawnee, and Betty Duvall of Midwest City; and one grandchild.

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

 

 

 

 

Jamie Hawkins

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident Jamie L. (Harjo) Hawkins are scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday at Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Rev. Houston Tiger, Rev. Frank Mopin and Rev. Kellis Walker will officiate the service.

Interment will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Jamie L. (Harjo) Hawkins, 50, passed from this life Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008 in Seminole. She was born Sept. 15, 1957 in Oklahoma City to parents Amond Henderson Harjo and Katie Louise (Tiger) Harjo.

Jamie had worked as a nurse, housewife and homemaker. She was a member of Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Jamie married Hoby G. Hawkins on May 13, 1999 in Oklahoma City.

Jamie leaves to cherish her memory her husband Hoby Hawkins of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law: Brian and Toni Fixico of Cleburne, Texas, Shaun and Jerilyn Fixico of Seminole and Jordan Fixico of Henryetta; one step-son, Heston Hawkins of Maud: one daughter and son-in-law, Dee Dee and Eric Bryan of Seminole; two step-daughters, Karis Hawkins of Ada and Kristie Hawkins of Maud; five brothers: Rusty Harjo of Claremore, Darby Harjo of Bethel, Keith Harjo of Konawa, Damond Harjo of Konawa, and Bo Harjo of Konawa; and four sisters: Ruth Ann Bondoni of McCloud, Clarissa Cole of Talequah, Elaine Harjo of Ada, and Justine Crowl of Seminole.

Other survivors include nine grandchildren: Taylor Burris, Miranda Fixico, Uriah Fixico, Cheyenne Fixico, Brooklyn Bryan, Isabelle Fixico, Charlie Fixico, Dylan Hardin and Savanah Hardin.

Her parents, and two nephews Mark Harjo and Justin Bondoni, precede Jamie in death.

Casket bearers will be, Jordan Fixico, Shaun Fixico, Brian Fixico, Eric Bryan, Heston Hawkins and Chad Cole.

Honorary bearers will be, Uriah Fixico, Chase Cole, Michael Shane Crowl, Brandon Harjo, Brent Harjo, Jim Bob Sandfur and Bruce Hawkins.

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

 



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Roy Hays

Roy K. "Tor" Hays, age 85, of Tecumseh, died Nov. 15, in Norman.

He was born Sept. 1, 1923, in Stafford, Ark. to Parks Hall and Nora Mae (Springfield) Hays.

As an infant in 1924, he moved with his family to Oklahoma and had resided in Tecumseh since 1925.

He was a 1942 graduate of Tecumseh High School.

Roy was a "confirmed bachelor" until he met and married the love of his life, Elva Lou Doshier in 1997.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served as a Technical Sergeant during World War II with the 559 Bomb Squad, in England. He returned home from the war and lived with and cared for his ailing father until his death.

He worked for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation for 20 years until retiring on Dec. 31, 1984.

He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was a member and active in the American Legion Hill-Huett Post 260 and served several terms as Commander. He had also served as the American Legion State Commander. He was instrumental in the building of the Legion Hall.

He loved to cook and was always there to help in the Kitchen. He was active in the Oddfellows Lodge 62 and the Rebecca’s. Mr. Hays was a member of the Tecumseh Alumni Association, where he had served as Roll-Caller and was a Past President. He was a lifelong member of the VFW Shawnee Post 1317.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Elva Hays, of the Home. Elva brought to Roy a loving family of seven children, Fred and Dorothy Doshier, Donna and Ronnie Foldvik, Jerry and Anice Doshier, Kay and Albert Contreras, Larry Doshier, Ronnie and Jeanette Doshier and Betty and Jeff Anderson; twenty-two Grandchildren, and numerous Great Grandchildren.

Roy was also blessed with many loving nieces and nephews including Larry and Peggy Hays, Anona and Floyd Kieffer, Jack and Barbara Hays, Norman and Gloria Moudy, Robert and Ann Bivins and James and Sheila Moudy, and host of other relatives and friends.

Service were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, with Jeff Anderson and Jarrod Anderson officiating. Burial was at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

To share memories, or to sign the guest book on-line, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.

 

Georgia Heiskill

Seminole resident Georgia Adolphine "Dot" Heiskill passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 in Seminole, at the age of 76.

Dot was born on August 31, 1931 in Okemah to Audrey Indianola (Pyle) and George Clay Robertson.

She owned and operated her own business where she retired in 1994 she was also a member of the Church of Christ at Little and a longtime member of Business Professional Women.

She married Bobby Heiskill on July 2, 1994 in Sanger, Texas; he survives her of the home.

She is also survived by son, Richard Eidson of Little Rock, Ark., one daughter, Debbie McGuire of Denton, Texas, two brothers, Charles Robertson and Earl Robertson of Wewoka, three sisters; Patsy Knapp of Smithville, Linda Marshall of Oklahoma City, and Billie Moore of Wewoka; three grandchildren, Cole Jackson, Megan Belcher and Eric Eidson, three great grandchildren, Annalee Belcher, Connor Jackson and Landon Jackson.

Her parents and two sisters, Frankie Lee and Nola Marie Robertson, precede her in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 am, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 at the Church of Christ at Little with Rusty Dawson officiating.

Interment will follow at Schoolton Cemetery in Cromwell.

Pallbearers will be: Jay Belcher, Chris Loman, Clif Loman, Frank Moore, Will Robertson and Tim Knapp.

Family will receive friends on Friday, Aug. 1 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers memorials contributions may be made in memory of Dot to the Church of Christ at Little.

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

 

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Hendricks

Funeral services for Linda Maurine Hendricks are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doyle Long officiating.  Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole.

Lifelong Seminole resident Linda Maurine Hendricks passed away on Sunday, Oct. 19, at her home, at the age of 63.

She was born on March 10, 1945, in Seminole, to Joseph Charles "JC" and Martha Ann (Cook) Hendricks.

She attended Seminole High School, was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and was a cook at several restaurants in Seminole.  She loved family gatherings, her dogs, arts and crafts and watching the "The Price is Right".

She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Davis, of Seminole, one brother, Cliff Hendricks, of Oklahoma City, and one sister, Claudia Godwin, of Oklahoma City, two grandchildren, Thomas J. Harrington and Cici Berry, of the home and Cheri D. Harrington, of Stillwater. 

Her twin sister, Glenda Jolene Yancey, precedes her in death. 

Pallbearers will be: Kevin Yancey and Monte Hallmark.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 100 W. Strothers, in Seminole.  Messages of condolences may be sent to the family online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Virginia Hendrickson

Funeral services were recently held for longtime Seminole resident Virginia Mae "Jean" Hendrickson in Seattle, Wash.

Hendrickson died on Friday, June 26, 2008 in Washington.

She was born in Seminole on May 11, 1927.

She married John Hendrickson on March 6, 1944 and the two remained married for 64 years. 

Hendrickson joined the Little Hope Primitive Baptist Church in Madera, California on September 21, 1952. 

She was also a long time member of the Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Ada.

She moved to Seattle five years ago to be near her son. 

Hendrickson is preceded in death by her parents, Seminole residents Willis and Lizzie Jones, and brothers Harold, Nova Don and W.H Jones.

She is survived by her husband, two children, Joe and Don Hendrickson, two sisters, Lois Nance and Mary Langley, and four grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. 

 

 

 

Johnnie Hennan

A memorial service for Johnnie Virgil Hennan has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at the Duncan VFW Post #1192, per his wishes.

Hennan died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 at his home in Duncan. He was born Nov. 21, 1924 in Coalgate, Okla., to John Brown Hennan and Alice Clark (Jarrett) Hennan.

He was a Veteran of the United States Navy, having proudly served during World War II.

Hennan retired from Southwestern Bell after 39 years with the company and had lived in Duncan more than 50 years.

His parents; brother, James Vernon Hennan; sister, Ouida Fisher; and son, Johnnie David Hennan, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his sister, LaQueta Wall of Norman; daughter, Suzanne Sosbee of Seminole; son, Brad Hennan of Marlow; son, Eric Hennan of Edmond; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Johnnie’s name to the Duncan VFW Post #1192, 2012 N. Highway 81, Duncan, OK 73533.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Betty Hester

Funeral services for longtime Seminole county resident Betty Hester are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday Dec.5, at the Twin Oaks Baptist Church, Northeast of Seminole. Burial will be at Little Cemetery. Rev. Forrest Weast is officiating with Rev. Carl Whitfield and Cecil Spoonemore assisting.

Betty passed from this life on Monday, Dec. 1, at Unity North Hospital, in Shawnee, at the age of 77. After a brief illness she went to be with her Lord.

She was born Jan. 31, 1931, in Seminole, to Don Cline and Twilla (Fry) Cline.

She was very enjoyably married to Frank Hester on Sept. 27, 1947 in Seminole, and they had 55 years and 9 months of married bliss.

There were no children born to this union, but they both loved to have community children and nieces and nephews in their home many times.

Betty was a person who dearly loved being a loving and caring wife. They lived in the country most of the time, where they raised a garden. She loved to pick the produce and home can or freeze it for later use, and always tried her best to make things happy and good.

She was a member of Twin Oaks Baptist Church since she gave her heart to the Lord and was baptized on April 10, 1966.

Betty loved her church and enjoyed teaching the small children in Sunday School. She was always a part of bible school and loved to sing praises to her Lord.

After losing her husband Frank Hester, in June of 2003, Betty was never quite the same but tried to carry on with as normal a life as she possibly could. She continued to live where she and Frank had lived for many years and spent a lot of time keeping in touch with shut-ins either by visiting or by phone.

She loved life and very much loved the Lord and now has been called to that blessed Heavenly place where all can be " Together Forever"

Betty is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Frank, three sisters Dorothy, Evelyn and Laverne, along with brothers James and Donald.

She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Jackie and Elaine Cline, of Seminole and several nieces and nephews and loving friends throughout the community.

Casket bearers will be Bob Paxton, Chris Perry, Kyle Hester, Wesley Hester, Bryan Newport, Luke Hester and Shane Hester.

Viewing starts Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Swearingen Funeral Home, in Seminole.

 

 

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Myrtle Hewitt

Funeral services for Seminole resident Myrtle Ruth "Midge" Hewitt are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Interment is to follow at 1:30 p.m. in Beggs, Okla., at the Beggs Cemetery.

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

Midge was born Aug. 21, 1916 in Lovell, Okla. She went to be with her Lord on Sunday, May 4, 2008 in Seminole. Her parents were Laura Ella (Foreman) Stealey and John W. Stealey.

She attended school at Beggs, where she graduated in 1934. As a senior there, she won a scholarship to business school, but chose instead to become a homemaker.

She married Cecil Shull on Oct. 7, 1934. Cecil preceded her in death in 1969. She later married Melvin Howard Hewitt of Bowlegs; he was a specialty welder in the pipeline construction industry.

Together, they traveled widely throughout the United States and abroad on various pipeline projects, including a stay of over six months in Holland. He preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 1980.

Midge loved her Lord and taught Sunday school classes, from youth to adults, over a period of years. At the time of her death she was a member of Immanuel Fellowship Church of Seminole.

She had also worked at the "Silk Purse" women’s clothing store in Seminole during the 1970s and 1980s.

She leaves to cherish her memory, two sons and a daughter-in-law: Jim W. Shull of Shawnee, and John P. Shull and his wife Judy of Bowlegs; one brother and sister-in-law, Paul J. Stealey and his wife Donna of Seminole; one sister and brother-in-law, Pearl and Owen Davis of Prague; she three grandchildren and their spouses: Victoria and Tony Knox of Wewoka, Darren and Dawn Shull of Seminole, and Misty Dawn and Ray Lemmings of Konawa; great-grandchildren include: Blade and Coalton Knox, Gage and Whitney Shull and Skylier and Tommy Lemmings; plus four other step-grandchildren.

Midge was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; one sister, Syble "Momma" Soule, formerly of Bowlegs; and by one brother, Raymond Stealey.

Casket Bearers will be: Blade Knox, Gage Shull, Justin Lemmings, Tony Knox, Darren Shull and Ray Lemmings. Honorary Bearer will be Coalton Knox.

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

 

 

 

 

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Maryln Hickerson

Larry Lane "Piano Man" aka Maryln Cline Hickerson passed away on July 25, 2008 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center at the age of 82.

 He was born on June 10, 1926 in Seattle, Washington to Viola Effie (Smith) and Myrl Cline Hickerson.

 Maryln grew up in Seattle, Washington and moved and played music in Clearwater, Florida until he retired. He was a life member of Musicians Association in Seattle and the Clearwater Musicians Association. He was a member of the First Christian Church and was a resident at Seminole Estates Nursing Center where he played the piano to residents there for many years. He was known as the "Piano Man".

 Marlyn served in the US Army where he began his military career playing music for the troops. At the age of 18 in the year of 1945, while attempting to enlist in the military, Lane was refused entrance because he wore glasses. Feeling the need to do something, he joined the USO Camp Show and went overseas to entertain and lift the spirits of service members. Given the assimilated rank of Captain. Lane played to over 100,455 troops in 125 performances within a 13-week period. Three years later when the draft was enforced, Lane was enlisted glasses and all. He went on to become a WWII Veteran.

 He married Josephine D. Hail on December 18, 1952 in Seattle, Washington; she preceded him in death on November 15, 2000.

He is also preceded in death by his parents.

 He is survived by two nephews; Jim and his wife Judi Hallum of Seminole and Eddy Hallum of Wewoka, Oklahoma. He is also survived by numerous great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

 Graveside services will be 2:00pm, Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at Highland Cemetery in Okemah, Oklahoma with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

 

 

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Carol Hickman

Carol Annette Hickman passed away at her home near Wewoka Lake on Saturday, July 19, 2008, at the age of 65 years.

Carol was the daughter of Leslie Porter Leewright & Mamie (Collier) Leewright, born on August 24, 1942, in Hughes County. 

She was brought up in Seminole County in the New Lima area, where she attended school. 

She was baptized at age 10 at Butner Baptist Church.  She was married to Richard Dale Hickman on June 19, 1959, at the home of Richard’s parents, in the Wewoka Lake area where most of her adult life was happily spent.

Carol was a many-faceted lady.  She loved art, music and poetry;  she was an artist who loved to paint, she was a singer who loved Country music, and she was a writer of poems, including "Early Morn" which was published in "The Rainbow’s End", a compilation of American poetry published by the National Library of Poetry in 1996. 

She loved to fish, she loved to bowl. She loved the comfort of her home, she loved the noise of fun and games, she loved the great outdoors. 

She loved her family and her friends.  She loved life, and she truly made the most of her 65 years.  

 She is preceded in death by her parents, Leslie Porter & Mamie Leewright, and two brothers, Pervis Leewright and Edward Leewright.

 She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Richard, of the home;  two children: Lynne LaValley and husband Robert Wasilewski, of Noble, Oklahoma, and Dale Hickman and wife Tami, of Wewoka;  five grandchildren: Amber LaValley of Noble, Jamie Khalil and wife Krystal, of Seminole, Emily Khalil and husband Brian Anderson, of Seminole, Samira Black and husband Benton, of Seminole, and Heather Khalil of Seminole;  seven great-grandchildren: Calista Khalil, Riley Khalil, Brooklyn Khalil, Aundrea Anderson, Trinity Anderson, Kiara Black and Annabelle Hallmark;  four brothers: Paul Leewright and wife Coryne, of Stinnette, Texas, Mance Leewright and wife Naomi, of Northport, Washington, Ronnie Leewright and wife Leaine, of Seminole, Kent Leewright and wife Robin, of Bridgeport, Texas;  two sisters: June Patterson and husband Doyle, of Bridgeport, Texas, and May Rodgers and husband Elza, of New Lima, Oklahoma;  numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

 Graveside services will be held and Carol will be laid to rest in the Little Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2008. 

Rev. Harold Turner is the officiating minister.  Services are under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

 

Early Morn

As I sit upon my porch
In the cool morning breeze,
I watch the leaves waving to me from the dew kissed trees.

Small animals scurry to and fro, in a hurry, with no place to go.

The cattle grazing in the meadow on a lazy summer morn, occasionally glancing over the fence at the neighbor's field of corn.

As the sun rises high in the sky, I go inside and think with a sigh, Another beautiful morning gone by.

Carol Hickman

 

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Velma Higgs

Officiating for the Celebration of Life Service for former Wewoka resident Velma Jordan Shiflett Higgs was Pastor Kim G. Simon, Minister, of St. Paul’s Community Church.

Her remains will be buried next to her husband Erbert Shiflett in Oakwood Cemetery in June.

Velma entered eternal life Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, in Wheat Ridge, Colo. She was born Sept. 9, 1913, in Bartlesville, Okla., where her father was the first Sheriff of Washington County.

He died before her second birthday, and her mother raised five children to be self-sufficient and hard workers.

Velma graduated from Wewoka High School in 1931. She married Erbert Shiflett in 1932. They raise their family in Wewoka, which the whole family feels is a marvelous community.

Velma worked as secretary at First Christian Church and later manager of the Wewoka Credit Bureau.

In 1958 she and Erbert moved to Oklahoma City, where she was executive administrative assistant to the Director of the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Later she worked for the Oklahoma City Clinic and a physician’s office managing insurance.

Velma moved to Colorado in 1983. She was an active member of St. Paul’s Community Church where she enjoyed Bible Study and relationships with many caring friends. She also enjoyed the church’s quilting group until her last few years.

She was a member of the Red Hat Society. Velma was an avid reader and even more avid bridge player. She played bridge the week before she fell on Jan. 13, 2008 and broke her hip.

Her parents, John D. and Edna (Turner) Jordan; two brothers; two sisters; and two husbands, Erbert E. Shiflett and the Rev. G. Carl Higgs, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughters, Sharon M Griffith (Fred), of Summerville, S.C., and Shirley A. Brewer (Don) of Arvada, Colo.; four grandchildren: Beth, Marla, De De and Don D.; and four great-granddaughters, Carrie, Kristin, Stacey and Heather.

Memorial gifts are preferred by Velma to go to Tennyson Center for Children at Colorado Christian Home, 2950 Tennyson St., Denver, CO 80212 or St. Paul’s Community Church, 8001 West 23rd Avenue, Lakewood CO 80214.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Velma Higgs

Committal service for former Wewoka resident Velma Pearl (Jordan) Shiftlett Higgs are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 27 at Oakwood Cemetery with services under the direction of John Lively.

Higgs died Jan. 31, 2008 in Colorado, where she had made her home for many years. She was born Sept. 7, 1913.

She was a 1931 Wewoka High School graduate and her daughters, Sharon M. Griffith and Shirley A. Brewer and their families, will be in Wewoka for the service.

Her husband, Erbert Shiflett, the former Wewoka Fire Chief; and late husband, G. Carl Higgs, pastor to a Presbyterian mission church near Wewoka, preceded her in death.

 

Robert

Hightower

Robert Sterling Hightower was born Aug. 12, 1961 in Tulsa, to Roy Bill Hightower and Dorothy Bailey Hightower.

He passed from this life on Aug. 27, 2008 at the age of 47 years and 15 days.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl, of the home, sons Michael Hightower of Ardmore, Aaron Hightower and his wife Logan of Durant, Stephen Hightower and his wife Jimi of Ardmore and a daughter Nicci of the home, mother Dorothy Bailey Hightower of Sperry, brother Darrel Hightower and wife Suzette of Tulsa, a sister Linda and husband James of Shamrock, sister Beverly and husband Larry Hudson of Avant, sister Barbara Hudson of Catoosa, brother Roy and wife Vickie Hightower of Tulsa, brother John L. Hightower and wife Betty of Tulsa, Bill Campbell and wife Volene of Claremore, brother Jerry Starks and wife Debbie of Carson City, Nev.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Bill Hightower and a stepfather, Jim Dean.

Robert graduated from high school in Tulsa and had several graduate and post-graduate degrees. He was saved and baptized in North Lewis Baptist Church in Tulsa. He surrendered to the ministry in 1977.

He married Cheryl Humble on May 23, 1981 in Tulsa. He was employed by the Creek County Sheriff’s office and later as a Police Officer with the Sapulpa Police Depart-ment. During his tenure at the Police Department, he served as a ministry intern at First Baptist Church of Sapulpa under Pastor Sam Porter.

Robert was called to Harvey Road Baptist Church in Seminole, as Pastor in the summer of 1998 after being ordained to the Gospel Minis-try by First Baptist Church of Sapulpa. He served there for four years during which time he served as a Reserve Officer for the Seminole Police Department and President of the local Ministerial Alliance.

Robert was called to the First Baptist Church in Ardmore as the Minister of Evangelism and Missions in the summer of 2002.

Robert officiated at the weddings of his son Aaron and his wife Logan and his son Stephen and his wife Jimi as well as performing numerous weddings and funerals for family and friends.

In September of 2005, he planted WOW Church in Ardmore where he was Pastor. During his tenure at WOW Church, he served as Training Manager for the Ardmore Police Department. Throughout his involvement in Law Enforcement, Robert ministered in the name of Jesus and was used to affect hundreds of lives as a man who loved Christ and loved others wherever he served.

In addition to his formal ministry positions, regardless of where he was Robert lived a life of ministry. His life was a celebration of the love that God put in his life and the forgiveness provided through Jesus.

 

 

 

Silas Hill

Funeral services for Silas Hill are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hanna Community Center, Hanna.

Hill, 47, died Saturday, April 5, 2008 in Weleetka. He was born March 25, 1961 in Oklahoma City.

His mother, Margaret Harjo, and sister, Johnnie K. Buckner, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his father, Jackson Harjo of Weleetka; his natural parents: Wilson Hill of Oklahoma City and Mary Larney of Seminole; five brothers: Jackson Harjo, Jr., Marcus Harjo, Solomon Hill, Thomas Hill, and William Hill; and three sisters: Patricia Harjo, Pattis Larney, and Christy Stone.

 

 

 

 

 

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Wilma Hill

Funeral services for longtime New Lima resident Wilma Dean Hill are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Seminole. The family will receive friends at Swearingen Funeral Home, Sunday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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

Wilma Dean (Carter) Hill, 73 years-old, passed from this life Thursday, March 20, 2008 at her home in Shawnee. She was born Sept. 2, 1934 in Tecumseh to parents John Harvey Carter and Dena (Harbour) Carter.

In 1954 Wilma moved to Seminole County from McAlester. She then married Bryce Dale Hill on Aug. 16, 1956 in Berryville, Ark.

Wilma had worked as a hair stylist and cosmetologist until she became the secretary at New Lima Public Schools where she worked until her retirement in 1995.

Wilma was also active in the community where she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seminole and she was also a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority and the A.A.R.P. as well as the Seminole County Retired Educators Association.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Bryce Hill of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law: Bryce Anthony "Tony" Hill and his wife Sunshine of Tulsa and Brent Dale Hill and his fiancé Kimberly Winkelman of Stillwater.

Other survivors include one sister, Alma York of Delaware City, Del., as well as a host of other family and dear friends.

Wilma is preceded in death by her parents; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Charles and Ollie Hill; three brothers-in-law: Gene Hill, Harold Hill and Wade York; one sister-in-law, Rachel Risenhoover and one nephew, Gary York.

Casket bearers will be: Will Schwab, Ty Moore, John Gholami, Mike Morgan, Tip Burch and Tommy Sneed.

Honorary bearers will be: Glenn Dale Carter, Orville Ashcraft, Jess Cardenas, Marvin Keezee and Dee Henson.

The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Seminole County Retired Educators Association.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christopher

Hillbolt

Christopher Dean Hillbolt, of Prague, died Sunday Nov. 9, at the OU Medical Center, in Oklahoma City, at the age of 17.

He was prepared for Life Share and his organs were donated to five recipients, on Nov. 10.

Hillbolt was born Jan. 14 1991, in Durango, Colo. to Sherry Hillbolt Koonce. He attended school in Holdenville up to the fourth grade; he then attended Seminole from fourth grade to ninth grade and Prague High School from tenth to present.

He attended the First Baptist Church, of Prague and Emanuel Fellowship, in Seminole where he was a part of Church Youth Groups.

He was a member of Prague High School Band and former band member at Seminole High School. He skateboarded and snow boarded.

Survivors include his Mother, Sherry Hillbolt-Koonce, of Prague; grandparents, Dale and Betty Schmitz, of Holdenville; and great-grandfather, Frank Hillbolt, of Cyril.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at First Baptist Church, in Prague, with Youth Pastors Jarrod Kendall and Mark Hennen officiating. Internment will follow at Holdenville Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Elmer

Hillhouse

Elmer Eugene ‘Gene’ Hillhouse died, at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada, on Sunday, Sept. 14, at the age of 64 years.

Gene was the son of Frank and Lillie (Whitmore) Hillhouse, born on Sept. 1, 1944, in Stillwater.

He spent his childhood years in Stillwater and moved in his teenage years to Sapulpa. He joined the National Guard and then the U.S. Army, serving for six years stationed in Germany.

He married Judy Reich on Aug. 19, 1972 in Tulsa, where they made their home and where he was employed at the Ford Glass Plant, retiring in April, 2001. They moved in 2005, to Wewoka.

Hillhouse was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, in Holdenville.

His father, Frank Hillhouse, and one sister, Joyce Smith, precede him in death.

His wife of 36 years, Judy, of the home, and one sister, Lois Osborn, survives him.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 10a.m., at the First Assembly of God Church in Holdenville.

Internment followed, at the Oakwood Cemetery, in Wewoka. Pastor Allen Lewis and Pastor Dixie Pebworth were the officiating ministers.

Pallbearers were J. D. Sims, Randy Tingwald, John Hampton, K. W. Smith, Mike Osborn and David Roark.

Services were under direction of Fisher Funeral Home, of Holdenville.

 

 

Jo Hixon

Funeral services to celebrate the life of former longtime Seminole resident Jo (Ketchem-Scott) Hixon are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Glover Mainord will officiate the burial at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Seminole. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Jo passed away Sunday, June 22, 2008 after a lengthy illness while living in Tulsa. Jo was born May 11, 1922 in Cass, Ark., to William and Sarah Tennessee (Anderson) Ketchem.

Jo moved with her family in 1927 to Tracy, Okla., where she grew up and graduated from Prairie View High School.

She retired from the Bob Sullivan Agency in Seminole, where she worked for many years after having worked as office manager at the Seminole Municipal Hospital.

Jo also served as president of the Business and Professional Women’s Association (BPW), and secretary of the Prairie View Alumni Association.

Jo was active in community affairs, where she helped with Meals on Wheels; was a Pink Lady at both Seminole and Woodward hospitals; and was a tireless worker and member of the Tri City Church of Seminole.

Jo lived in Seminole until 2001 when she moved to Woodward to be near her daughter, and in 2004 she moved to Tulsa to be near her niece, where she lived at Burgandy Place, an Independent Living Retirement Center.

She enjoyed the many activities, trips and new friends she made at Burgandy Retirement Center and was one of their more active resident.

Jo will be missed by her family and many friends who will remember her as quick witted and enjoying everyone she loved around her. She was a devoted mother, aunt and grandmother, and she was loved by all.

Jo was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers, three sisters, and loving husband Ed Hixon.

Surviving Jo is her son, Jerry Scott of Lynnwood, Wash.; daughter, Shirley Ruble and husband Jim of Woodward; niece, Bobbi Gannaway of Tulsa; grandsons: Jeremy and Jonathan P. Scott of Lynnwood, Wash., Spence Ruble and wife Jamie of Woodward; granddaughter, Shelby Scott and husband Burris of Tulsa; and great-grandchildren: Burris and Brendan Smith, Jake, Rachel and Hannah Ruble.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clarehouse, a loving alternative for end-of-life care, 7324 East 49th Place, Tulsa, OK 74135 (telephone 918-665-7026).

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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William Holcombe

Graveside services for William Doyle Holcombe, father of Maud resident Garold Doyle Holcombe are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28 at the Stockton Cemetery in Stockton, Kansas with Rev. Vince Williams officiating.

Holcombe, 79, died on May 25, 2008 at the Solomon Valley Manor in Stockton, Kansas.

He was born on May 17, 1929 to John and Matilda Susan Holcombe and graduated from Stockton High School in 1948.

He married Neva Maxine McCormick on August 18, 1949 and worked at Beechcraft, and Cessna in Wichita, Kansas. He later became an aircraft inspector.

Holcombe is preceded in death by his wife Neva; parents, John and Matilda Holcombe; three sisters, Mamie Holcombe, L. Frances Newbrey, Sarah Elizabeth Vestal; one brother, John F. Holcombe; one infant daughter Carol Jean; one son, David, and one grandson, Gregory Allen Holcombe.

He is survived by one son, Garold Doyle Holcombe, Maud;; one daughter, Wilma M. Welch, Stockton, Kansas; one sister, Mary C. Morgan, White Plains, Maryland.

One grandson, one granddaughter and a great grandson also survive him.

 

Donna

Holden

Donna Jean Holden, age 45, died at her residence, in Konawa, on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Grandview Cemetery, in Kaw City, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, in Konawa.

She was born Dec. 10, 1962, in Quantico, Va., to Chalon Holden, Sr. and Rose (Jewell) Holden. She was a manager for McDonalds.

Surviving her are her parents, Chalon and Rose Holden of the home; brother, Chalon Holden, Jr., of Ohio; sisters, Marria York, of Ponca City, and Teresa Collins, of Konawa.

Pallbearers are Darrin York, Sean York, Nathan York, Jeremy Holden, Allen Collins, and Arlin Collins. Honorary Pallbearer is Kenneth York.

 

 

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Jesse Holt Jr

Memorial services for Jesse Leonard Holt, Jr., were held at 1 p.m., today at Grace Community Church with Rev. Drew Issacs.

Jesse Leonard Holt, Jr. passed away on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008 in Seminole at the age of 43. He was born on Oct. 22, 1964 in Modesto, Calif., to Jesse and Linda (Jordan) Holt.

He married Rhonda (Webb) Holt and she survives him of Modesto, Calif.

He is also survived by his mother, Linda Holt of Seminole; two sons, Jesse Holt, Jr. and Jarred Holt of Modesto, Calif.; two brothers, Ted Holt of Modesto, Calif., and Randy Holt of Seminole. He is also survived by a host of other family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, Jess Holt; grandmother, Maw Jordan; great-grandmother, Gammie Ison; and Grandpa Jordan.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Floyd Hooker

The family has scheduled a private family cremation memorial service for Maud resident Floyd Eldon Hooker.

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

Hooker, 56, died Thursday, May 22, 2008 at his home. He was born Aug. 14, 1951 in Roswell, N.M. to parents Bud Hooker and Doris Evelyn (Hathcoat) Hooker.

During 1967 and 1968 Hooker helped build a game refuge in Clayton, Okla. He married Barbara Kay (Jackson) Hooker on May 12, 1972 in Maud, and he worked in the oilfield as a roughneck and a driller for several years until he began driving truck for Will’s Concrete.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Hooker of the home in Maud; his mother, Doris Austin of Maud; three daughters, Angela Cichocki of Maud, Candice Hooker of Maud, and Crystal Marie Mejmaoui of Oklahoma City; one brother, Bill Hooker of Maud; and two sisters, Mary Dunlap of McComb and Beverly Hooker of Maud.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blanche Horn

Funeral services for longtime Maud resident Blanche (Coleman) Horn were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Trinity Baptist Church, Maud with Rev. Wayne Taylor officiating.

Interment followed at Cummings Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home, Maud.

Horn, 81, died Thursday, April 24, 2008 at Unity Health Center in Shawnee. She was born July 5, 1926 in Helena, Ark., to Lewis Quinn Coleman and Betty (Tilghman).

She served in World War II in the U.S. Women’s Army Corps and was a former member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club, a Cub-Scout den mother, and a leader for the Blue Birds.

In 1984 she moved to Maud and was the manager of Buck’s Quick Stop in Maud until her retirement and was a homemaker.

Her parents and four sisters: Janie, Doris, Quinn and Monte, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons: John Elias and Randy Horn, both of Maud; one daughter, Margo Price of Midwest City; one sister, Billie Jones of Glenpool; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Casket bearers were: L.D. Coate, Tommy King Jr., Bill Hooker, Jerry Horn, Steve Wall, and Steve Wood. Honorary bearer was Leon Harjo.

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

 

 

 

 

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Raymond Houck

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Raymond Ray Houck Jr. are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Temple of Praise Church with Rev. Harold Turner and Rev. David Pollard officiating.

Burial with military honors is to follow at Little Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Houck, 60, died Sunday, June 8, 2008 in Oklahoma City. He was born Jan. 3, 1948 in Seminole to Raymond and Ruby (Rogers) Houck Sr.

He grew up in Seminole and attended Seminole Public Schools and graduated from Seminole High School.

Soon after his graduation he joined the U.S. Navy and served as a fireman aboard a ship during the Vietnam Era.

On Feb. 18, 1968 he married Latricia Timmons. He worked for over 20 years for Moran Pipe and Supply, and Ronnie Allison Trucking Company; from where he retired.

Houck was an active member of the Temple of Praise Church in Seminole.

His parents; stepmother, Helen Houck; and sister, Judy Barton, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the Seminole home; his daughters: Kristina Houck Aaronfields of Seminole and Cynthia Ingram of Seminole; brothers: Joe Lee Houck and Eldon Eugene Houck, both of Seminole; stepsisters: Linda Harris of Seminole and Wanda Barton of Shawnee; and four grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be: Terry Edgell, Ronnie Timmons, Robbie Callahan, Chad Houck, Kade Houck, Randy Edgell, Wayne Timmons and James Timmons.

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

 

 

 

 

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David House

Funeral services for Seminole resident Michael David House are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday in the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

House died Wednesday, April 2, 2008 in Oklahoma City at the age of 54. He was born in New Bedford, Mass., on Jan. 28, 1954 to Robert House, Sr. and Irene (Andrade) House.

He married Beverly Yvonne (Mitchell) on Jan. 10, 1976 in Roby, Mo.

He and his wife moved back to Oklahoma from Kentucky and he worked as a physical scientist at Tinker Air Force Base for two years; prior to that he worked in the Civil Service for thirty-five years.

His parents and one brother, Robert House, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of the home.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Alice

Householder

Alice May (Owen) Householder, 74 year-old Maud resident died Friday, Dec. 5, at Valley View Hospital, in Ada. She was born Oct. 3, 1934. in Britton, to parents William Carl Owen and Bessie Irene Owen.

She married Alfred "Curtis" Householder on Nov. 22, 1955, in Ada. He preceded her in death in 1998.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She moved to Maud in 1987 from Oklahoma City.

Survivors include her sons, Danny Householder, of Oklahoma City, and Daryl Householder, of Maud; brother, Glenn Owen, of Okmulgee; sister, Florence Householder, of Oregon; and three grandchildren.

Householder is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Curtis Householder; daughter, Kathy Householder; two brothers, Henry and Carl Owen and by one sister Pearl Owen.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, at Cummings Cemetery, in Maud. Jeff Harris will officiate the service.

Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home, in Maud (Phone 405-374-2424).

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

Dorotha Jane Houser

Funeral services for lifelong Wewoka resident Jane Houser are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church, where she has been a active member since 1934, with Pastor Delmar Hume of Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church officiating, assisted by Bro. Larry Jones. Interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Jane was born Jan. 31, 1918 in Wewoka, Okla., to James William (Bill) Sr. and Rena (Haning) Moreland. She and Clifton Houser were married Nov. 28, 1935 at Wewoka, Okla. She was a homemaker and seamstress.

Jane was an active member of Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church. She was also active in the Butner Home Demonstration Club, judging at the Seminole County Fair and 4-H Club Dress Reviews.

Preceding Jane in death are her parents, Bill and Rena Moreland, husband Clifton Houser, Feb. 19, 2004, one sister Gussie Colleen Moreland, and one great grandson Bryce Maylen.

Survivors include: daughter, Melva June Houser Tate and Burney, Lima, Peru; son, Dan Clifton Houser and Phyllis, Wewoka, Okla.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters and their spouses: Lorene Romano and Joe, Missouri City, Texas, Leeta Drewey, Lafayette, La., Marion Cain, Ardmore, Okla., Nelda Jo Martin, Claremore, Okla.; brothers and their spouse: James (Bud) Moreland Jr. and Betty Wewoka, Okla., and Jackie (Porky) Moreland Eufaula, Okla.

Jane will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Services under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Justin Howard

Nathan Howard

Funeral services for brothers, Justin Ray Howard and Nathan DeAngelo Howard, were held today at 2 p.m. at Rock Spring Indian Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Interment followed at Walton Family Cemetery in Sasakwa. Services were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Justin and Nathan died early Saturday, March 8, 2008 in a tragic accident west of Sasakwa.

Justin was born May 8, 1992 and Nathan was born June 6, 1994, both in Oklahoma City, to parents, Phillip Ray Howard and Sheree Hill.

Justin was a freshman at Sasakwa Public Schools and he enjoyed playing football and riding motorcycles.

Nathan was a seventh grader at Sasakwa Public Schools and he enjoyed being with his big brother and playing video games.

Surviving are their parents of the home; two sisters: Tesha Howard of Oklahoma City and Tatyanna Marks of the home; and grandparents: Bernice Benefield of Shawnee, Don and Bessie Hill of Sasakwa, Dale and Teresa Williams of Purcell, and Marie and Lalo Castillo of Oklahoma City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Justin Howard

Nathan Howard

Funeral services for brothers, Justin Ray Howard and Nathan DeAngelo Howard, were held today at 2 p.m. at Rock Spring Indian Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Interment followed at Walton Family Cemetery in Sasakwa. Services were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Justin and Nathan died early Saturday, March 8, 2008 in a tragic accident west of Sasakwa.

Justin was born May 8, 1992 and Nathan was born June 6, 1994, both in Oklahoma City, to parents, Phillip Ray Howard and Sheree Hill.

Justin was a freshman at Sasakwa Public Schools and he enjoyed playing football and riding motorcycles.

Nathan was a seventh grader at Sasakwa Public Schools and he enjoyed being with his big brother and playing video games.

Surviving are their parents of the home; two sisters: Tesha Howard of Oklahoma City and Tatyanna Marks of the home; and grandparents: Bernice Benefield of Shawnee, Don and Bessie Hill of Sasakwa, Dale and Teresa Williams of Purcell, and Marie and Lalo Castillo of Oklahoma City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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James Huddleston

James Malcolm Huddleston, 81, passed away peacefully June 27, 2008. He was born in Konawa, Okla., on Oct. 15, 1926.

He is preceded in death by the grandparents who raised him, Willie and Jim Anders, his mother Thetus Marie Anders Shannon, his father Jack Huddleston, his son Gary Malcolm Hunddleston, and his beloved wife of 57 years, Jo Ann (Jody) Hostetter Huddleston.

His goal in life was to do the very best he could with the talents that God gave him.

Malcolm was known as Pocko Anders in his preteen years.

He graduated from Konawa High School in 1944.

Music was his passion and he was the first chair coronet player each year. In his senior year, he was the drum major.

He was given the achievement award at graduation and was the salutatorian of his class.

After graduation, he enlisted in the Naval Air Corps, leaving Konawa on Dec. 25, 1944, for basic training in Memphis.

In the Naval Air Corps, he was trained in radio, radar, and gunnery.

After the service, he attended Oklahoma University where he graduated as a pharmacist in 1949. He spent 25 years with the Walgreen’s Drug Company as a store manager, district manager, and regional director.

He then moved on to become the president of a local company in Houston, Texas, before retiring at the age of 59.

He spent the next 20 years touring the United States, Canada, and Europe with his wife and best friend, Jody.

Malcolm is survived by his daughter Linda Beth Huddleston Cain; her husband Robert Ryan Cain; their three children, Ashlie Cain Souders and her husband Brandon Robert Souders, Melissa Cain, and Ryan Austin Cain.

He is also survived by his granddaughter Jena Anne Huddleston and her mother Mary Navarra Huddleston.

Memorial services were held on Wednesday, July 2, in the chapel of Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas.

Clariece

Huddleston

Clariece Huddleston, 93, Longtime Seminole resident, died Friday, Oct. 17, at Solara Hospital, in Shawnee. Clariece was born Sept. 28, 1915, in Seminole, to Jones Linn and Maude (Burton) Spencer.

Clariece grew up in the Seminole area and attended Seminole Public Schools and graduated from Seminole High School. She married Frank Huddleston on Dec. 21, 1934 in Seminole. He preceded her in death on June 11, 1977. She spent several years away from Seminole while Frank was working around the United States.

Clariece was a longtime member of the Seminole Church of Christ, which she and her family were some of the earliest members and helped to establish the church in Seminole. She remained faithful and active in the church till her death.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Lucille Russell, of Tucson, Ariz. and Augusta Pearl Russell, of Aztec, N.M., one brother Vernon Spencer, of Seminole, 9 Grandchildren, 19 Great Grandchildren and 6 Great Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews, good friend and caretaker Peggy West, of Seminole and her close friends Jack and Kay Mattingly, of Seminole, and her very loving poodle, Jamie, her faithful companion.

Services are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Seminole Church of Christ and Burial at Maple Grove Cemetery with Christ Stinnett officiating.

Casket Bearers will be, Harold Ellison, Harley Howard, Bill West, Jack Mattingly, Sr., Thurman Edwards and Lee Stilwell with honorary bearers of Cecil Sullivan, Gary Snow, Charles Johnston, Lee Pippin and James Vanlandingham.

In Lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Tipton's Children's home and Manuelita Children’s Home, in Gallup, N.M.

For full information and addresses please contact Seminole Church of Christ at 405-382-0548

 

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Lester Hughes

Lester William "Bill" Hughes, 84 year-old long time
Seminole resident died, Monday, Aug. 18, at Pioneer Care Center in Seminole. 

He was born March 21, 1924 in Fulton, Mo., to parents Thomas Hughes and Ella (Walton) Hughes. 

Hughes grew up in Fredrick, before moving to Oklahoma City, then to Seminole in 1952.

He married Geraldine Foster and she preceded him in
death on Sept. 25, 2004. 

He also served in the
United States Air Force.

Hughes worked as a diesel mechanic for several years
then owned a chicken farm east of Seminole for many
years.  He was a member of the Seminole First Free
Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons and, Steve Hughes of Seminole and Jerry Hughes of Edmond.  Other survivors include
one brother, Carroll Hughes of Temple, Texas and one
sister, Irene Alexander of Norman, also five grandchildren.

Hughes was preceded in death by his parents; his wife
Geraldine Hughes; one son, Harold Hughes; two
brothers; two sisters and three grandchildren.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2p.m.,
Friday, Aug. 22, at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

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

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

Clevia

Hughey

Former Seminole resident Clevia Hughey passed away on Saturday, Dec. 27, at Integris Seminole Medical Center at the age of 80.

Clevia was born on March 14, 1928, in Lyman, S.C. to William and Lillie (Hammond) Campbell. She married W. Glen Hughey on May 31, 1947 in South Carolina.

She attended Cumberland University and Furman University where she received her education in teaching. She taught Middle School in Anderson, S.C. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Seminole.

She is survived by her husband, Glen Hughey, of the home, in Prague; son and daughter-in-law, Walter and Lyn Hughey, of Prague; two daughters and sons-in-law, Adria and J.R. Bumpous, of Houston, Texas and Linda and Mark Key, of Bartlesville. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 30, at the First Baptist Church, in Seminole, with Dr. Tommy Clark officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 420 Reid Street, Seminole, 74868 in Cleiva’s memory.

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

 

 

 

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Charlene

Hulsey

Services for Charlene Hulsey, 74, of Fittstown, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Faith Assembly of God Church, in Ada. Revs. Don Venable, Johnny Rolen and Greg Pollard will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

Mrs. Hulsey died Tuesday, Nov. 4, at a local hospital. She was born July 9, 1934, in Stonewall, to Jink Ples and Emma Mae Owens Jones. She lived in this area all her life and attended Ada schools, Murray State College and graduated from Lela’s Beauty College.

She married Homer T. Hulsey on Jan. 18, 1951, in Konawa. He died Jan. 21, 1987. Mrs. Hulsey worked as a teacher’s assistant for many years, at Connerville grade school. She was a cook for the McLish School and the Chickasaw Nation Head Start Program for many years. She was a foster grandparent at McLish School at the time of her death. Mrs. Hulsey was a member of the Faith Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol Harrison and husband William, of Wewoka, and Rhonda Hulsey and husband Sammy Billy, of Fittstown; a son, Ken Hulsey, of the home; six grandchildren, Wendy Harrison, of Wewoka, Kelly Harrison, of Wewoka, Christine Brown, of the home, Brandon Hulsey, of Amarillo, Texas, Thad Hulsey, of Rapid City, S.D., and Devin Hulsey, of Sapulpa; nine great grandchildren; a sister, Pauline Moppin, of Tracy, Calif.; a step-sister, Ruthlene Kilcrease, of Ada; and a half-brother, James Jones, of Lindale, Texas.

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

Royce

Hunnicutt

Royce Douglas Hunnicutt age 72, of Wewoka, passed away Thursday, Dec. 25, in Oklahoma City.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, in Seminole, with James Choate officiating and interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery, in Wewoka.

Royce was born March 15, 1936, in Romeo, Colo., to Doyle M. and Edith E. (Westbrook) Hunnicutt.

Royce grew up on a Ranch in Colorado, where he broke horses and was a Bronco rider in his early years to earn money for his flight lessons.

He married Josephine Call Sept. 12, 1959, in Last Vegas, Nev. and to this union five children were born.

In Royce's early years he was Flight Instructor for The Aviation Academy, in Nevada, and was a Crop Duster pilot in Florida for over 30 years. He also did ariel photography, in Florida. His favorite planes were his Ag/Cat and Aeronca Chief, which he loved flying. He was also a bush pilot, in Alaska.

Royce was on a Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints From February of 1957 to August of 1959 in The South Mexico Mission.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Josephine Hunnicutt, of Wewoka; children, Michael Royce Hunnicutt, of Salt Lake City, Utah, Monica Rene' Hunnicutt, Ogden, of Utah, Stephanie Hunnicutt White and Husband Charles, of Wewoka, Sandra Elizabeth Hunnicutt, Ogden, of Utah, and James Douglas Hunnicutt, of Orlando, Fla.; brothers and sisters, Doyle M. Hunnicutt, of Arlington, Texas, Perry H. Hunnicutt, of Romeo, Colo., and Gloria Soward, of Mesa, Ariz.; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home. A guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneraservic.com

 

 

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Jo Carol Hurst

Graveside services for life long Maud resident Jo Carol Hurst are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday at Cummings Cemetery in Maud with Rev. Wayne Taylor officiating.

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

Jo Carol Hurst passed from this life at the age of 66 at her home in Maud on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008. She was born Feb. 24, 1941 in Maud to Joe and Ona Bell Harding.

Jo Carol married Bob Hurst on May 27th 1958 in Maud. She retired from the Department of Public Safety in Oklahoma City on Dec. 31, 2001.

She is preceded in death by her parents, one sister June Chaffin and father-in-law J.C. Hurst.

Jo Carol is survived by her husband Bob Hurst of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Neal and Beverly Hurst of Eufaula; and daughter Robyn Hurst of Maud.

She is also survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Allen and Lynelle Harding of Greeley, Colo.; mother-in-law, Jimmie Hurst of Seminole; grandchildren: Junior and his wife Lisa Hurst of Eufaula, Shelby and Skylynn Hurst of Maud, and Brittany and Holli Hurst of Eufaula; and two great grandchildren, Robert and Tyler Hurst of Eufaula.

Jo Carol is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends and nurse Jennifer Lofton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Finis Impson

Funeral services for former Konawa resident Finis E. Impson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa with Bro. Arthur Carpitcher officiating.

Burial is to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery with services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Impson, 75, died Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada. He was born July 29, 1932 in Antlers, Okla., to Dickie John Impson and Myrtle (Bohanon) Impson.

He attended Goodland Indian School and was a former resident of Lawton. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on July 8, 1952 and he served his country during the Korean War and attained the rank of Corporal before receiving an honorable discharge on July 7, 1955.

On Nov. 25, 1967 he married Ruby M. Harjo in Konawa. He was a barber for over 18 years at Ft. Sill and later retired from HIS in Lawton. Impson drove a cab part time in Lawton.

He was a member of the Lawton Indian Mission, the Disabled American Veterans, and was a Choctaw Tribal member.

His parents and four brothers preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of Konawa; two sons: Paul E. "Bunky" Impson of Gerty and Calvin W. Harjo of Ada; one daughter, Cyndi George of Konawa; five sisters: Emily Wolf and Marjie Impson, both of McAlester, Leona Wilson of Chickasha, Ann Impson of Talihina, and Sophia L. Impson of Krebs; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

Robert Irby

Funeral services for Wewoka native Dr. Robert L. "Bob" Irby Sr. are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Barnard Memorial United Methodist Church, Holdenville.

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

Irby died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, just six days past his 89th birthday. He was born in 1919 in Wewoka to William Irby and Irene (Hargrove) Irby.

His early years were difficult as he struggled to parent five siblings as well as himself due to the unusual absence of his parents.

Irby was ambitious, however, and completed high school at Wewoka High School and subsequently received a degree in optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tenn., in 1944.

In 1940, he married Marvell Wright, also of Wewoka. After graduation from optometry school, they moved from Memphis to Holdenville, where Irby practices until his retirement.

Irby served in all offices of the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians, including presidency, and was active in the organization.

In Holdenville, Irby served as a member and president of the Kiwanis Club, member and president of the Chamber of Commerce, and was the BSA scoutmaster for many years.

He was a longtime faithful member of the Barnard Memorial United Methodist Church, where he served on the Board of Stewards and many other positions of involvement.

His Parents; his wife of 66 years, Marvell; and five siblings: W.H., Vernon, J.R., Jackie and Betty, preceded him in death.

Surviving are three children: Peggy Lynn Sherrod of Knoxville, Tenn., Marsha Marvell Harmon of Nashville, Tenn., and Dr. Robert (Bob) Irby Jr. of Holdenville; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests that memorial donations may be made to the Memorial fund of the Barnard Memorial United Methodist Church, 8th and Gulf, Holdenville, OK 74848.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Barbara Isham

A family celebration of life ceremony for Barbara Jane Isham is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Free Will Baptist Church of Wewoka with Bro. Glen Pence officiating.

Barbara left this world Friday, April 25, 2008 at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa. She was born May 12, 1942 in Wewoka to Dave and Ethel (Johnson) Campbell.

On Oct. 20, 1961 she married Donnie Isham and to this union three children were born: Keith, Carl and Laurie.

Through the years, she had many occupations with most of them dealing with food. She loved to be outside, especially in "her" mountains of Colorado, where she has spent the past 20 years.

Camping, fishing, and enjoying wildlife, were some of her pleasures and she was a great storyteller and cook.

Her parents; husband; and brothers: Robert, Rufus, and Frank Campbell, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her children: Keith Isham and Carl and Richelle Isham, all of Burlington, Wash.; Laurie Foster of Nebraska; grandchildren: Brandi, Kelly, Carlie, and Gus Isham; two twin great-grandsons; brothers: Alfred and Parth Campbell of Wewoka, and Jerry and Janice Campbell of Norman, and Alvis and Jana Campbell of Seminole; sisters: Kathryn Jackson of Wewoka, Grace Young of Seminole, and Freda and Trey Brice of Muskogee; sisters-in-law: Anna Campbell of Edmond, and Dorothy Campbell of Tulsa; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Joyce Jackson

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Joyce fern (Ashlock) Jackson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery with Darrell Witten officiating.

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

Joyce, 66 of McLoud, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008 in McLoud. She was born Oct. 24, 1941 in Holdenville to Jim and Ruby (Wilkenson) Ashlock.

She grew up in Allen, Okla., and then in 1957, at the age of 17, she moved to Seminole with her parents. She was a graduate of Seminole High School.

On March 29, 1960 she married Jimmie Ray Jackson in Seminole and following her marriage, she lived in Pueblo, Colo., for a few years before returning to Seminole.

She and her husband then moved to Moore, where they lived for 12 years. In 1975, they moved to the Bethel Acres area, where they have lived since.

A homemaker, she loved her life as a wife and mother. Her home was the gathering place for her family on Sundays and she enjoyed cooking for them.

She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening and she canned many of the vegetables from her garden. Animals of every kind were her passion and she adopted and loved her cats, dogs, chickens, guineas, goats, ducks, donkey, cows, horse, pigs, pigeons and fish.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Jimmie Ray Jackson of the home; four sons and daughters-in-law: James Michael "Mike" and Vickie Jackson of Oklahoma City, Kenneth Ray Jackson of Oklahoma City, Eric Matthew Jackson of McLoud, and Kevin Andrew and Angela Jackson of Indianapolis, Ind.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one sister, Judy Harris of Blackwell, Okla.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milton Jackson

Milton Jackson, age 79, died on Wednesday, Aug., at Valley View Hospital in Ada.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30a.m, Saturday, Aug.23, at Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa. Gene Reeves will officiate. Burial will follow at New Bethel Cemetery in Byng.

Milton was born on Dec. 29, 1928, in Powell, to Clyde Jackson and Eolian (Young) Jackson.

He served during the Korean War as a member of the 45th Infantry Division of the Army National Guard. He married Mary Sue Austin on March 22, 1963, in Oklahoma City.

He was a rancher.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Sue Jackson of the home; one son, Clay Milton Stillwater; one daughter, Angela Sue (Jackson) Delk of Oklahoma City; one sister, Letha Mae Meyer of Bethany; three grandchildren, and three step-grandchildren.

His parents, Clyde and Eolian Jackson; three brothers, Harty Lee, Bill, and Jack Jackson; three sisters, Helen Silva, Clara Keyes, and Pat Liticker; and two infant sisters, Virginia Ruth and Jackson, preceded him in death.

 

 

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Nealo Jackson

Funeral services for longtime Lima resident Nealo Eloise Jackson are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka, with Rev. W.E. Cooper officiating.

Burial is to follow at Lima Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Myers Mortuary, Wewoka.

Absent from the body, present with the Lord, Nealo Eloise Jackson, 66, was born on Jan. 11, 1942 in Hughes County to Jack and Vera Berry. She passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008 in Oklahoma City.

She received her education in New Lima Public Schools and worked as a nurse’s aide in Seminole County before becoming a teacher at Lima Headstart.

Nealo attended Seminole Junior College, taking child development classes. She went on to teach for 26 years in the area. She retied from teaching in 1996.

She was a faithful, loyal, and devoted member of First Baptist Church, Lima, for many years.

The Justice of Peace united Nealo in marriage to James Everett Jackson on Aug. 16, 1961 in Seminole. The couple was married for 47 years and to this union seven children were born.

Her parents; on brother, Jackie A. Berry; one sister, Christine Brewer; and one daughter, Kimberly A. Jackson, preceded her in death.

Nealo leaves to cherish her memory her loving and devoted husband, James E. Jackson, of the home; three sons: Arthur L. Jackson (Polly), James B. Jackson (Myra), and Otis L. Jackson; three daughters: Treasha E. Jackson, Collette D. Liddell (Luther), Colletta D. Cooper (Herbert); loving mother-in-law, Pearliree Robertson; five sisters: Jackie Mae Stroud, Deaner Berry, Cora Brown (Willie), Wanda Jones (John), and Rosetta Berry; and six brothers: Earl Berry (Barbara), Benjamin Berry (Deloise), Doris Berry, Carl Berry (Ora), Kenny R. Berry, Donnie R. Berry, and Sammy L. Berry.

In addition, 12 grandchildren: Derrick Jackson, Alonzo Jackson, Elaine Jackson, Ladonna Jackson, Randi Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Erwin Jackson, Jeremy Jackson, LaPorsha Jackson, Jelisa Bruner, Jeremy Cooper, and Jennifer Cooper; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members, also survive her.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ray Jackson

Ray B. Jackson, 87 year-old life long Seminole resident died Monday, Sept. 15, at Seminole Hospital.

He was born July 4, 1921, in Seminole, to parents Royal Benton Jackson and Annie (Beasley) Jackson.

Jackson graduated from Prairie Valley High School in 1939. He then enlisted into the United States Army where he served in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre and earned the rank of Sergeant with the 675th Bombardment Squadron. He was awarded the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with One Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal and the Distinguished Unit Badge.

He retired as an Airplane mechanical supervisor from Tinker Air Force Base, in Oklahoma City, after over 30 years of service.

He married Lillie "Priscilla" (Stowers) Jackson on Aug. 7, 1952, in Ft. Smith, Ark. She preceded him in death on July 7, 2000.

Jackson was a member of Harvey Road Baptist Church, in Seminole.

Survivors include two sons, Buster Southern, of Kirtland, N.M. and Jimmy Southern, of Farmington, N.M., three daughters, Joan Rose, of Marion, Ohio, Patricia Morgan, of Muskogee, and Sue Tibbs, of Tecumseh, twenty grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren.

Jackson is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Priscilla Jackson; one son, Billy Southern; one daughter, Shirley Woods; four brothers, G.B., Cecil, Brian and Floyd Jackson; two sisters, Lola Oakley and Ola Hughes.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2p.m., Friday, Sept. 19, at Harvey Road Baptist Church, in Seminole, with Dr. Wade Robertson officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery with Military Honors.

Casket Bearers will be Benny Morgan, Jr., Steve Southern, Gene Warner, Bradley Myers, Cameron and Cole Middleton.

Honorary Bearer will be, Darrell Rose.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, in Seminole. Phone 405-382-3456.

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

 

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Floyd

Jennings

Services for Floyd F. Jennings, age 98, of Holdenville, formerly a longtime Ada resident, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at the Faith Assembly of God Church, Revs. Wesley Martin and Alan Lewis will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

Jennings died Wednesday, Dec. 24, at a Holdenville hospital. He was born Dec 3, 1910 in Protem, Mo., to William Thomas and Hattie Eslick Jennings. He attended school at Haskell.

He married Winnie May Hooper on Oct. 25, 1930 in Okmulgee. She preceded him in death on April 11, 1996. Jennings was a Pumper in the oilfield industry in Oklahoma and Illinois for over 50 years. He was employed with Sonoco and later with Cantrell Oil Company.

He was a member of Faith Assembly of God Church, in Ada where he served as a deacon for many years. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II from December 1943 until February 1946.

Survivors include two sons, Floyd F. Jennings, Jr., of San Angelo, Texas and Dale Dean Jennings, of Holdenville; five grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; seven great- great-grandchildren; and sister, Geneva Mortenson, of Rio Vista, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and three sisters.

Bearers will be Jerry Cook, Jackie Byrd, Steve Thoma, John Jennings, Royce Sliger, and Bob Frederick.

Honorary bearers will be Sam York, Ray Birdwell, and Kyle Stafford.

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

Eathel Jerving

A memorial service for Lois Jerving is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Sheboygan, Wis., with Rev. Bryan Osladil officiating.

Inurnment is to follow in the Garden Terrace Mausoleum of Lutheran Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Lippert-Olson Funeral Home, Sheboygan, Wis.

Eathel "Lois" (Sparkman) Fisher Jerving, 84, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008 in Sheboygan. She was born Dec. 27, 1923 in Ada to George Latha and Alice Glarcie (Chandler) Sparkman.

Her family moved to Sheboygan in the late 1930’s when her father went to work for the oil refineries in Wisconsin.

She graduated from Central High school in 1942. During the war, she lived with the Joe and Rosie Skelton family and the Jurk family.

She married first in 1946 to Roger T. Fisher and they had two children" Barbara and Jeffrey. She married a second time on July 14, 1973 to Howard Jerving. He preceded her in death in 1996.

Jerving worked at Hinze Ice Cream during high school and she was an active member of Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, where she worked on making Braille Bibles for the blind in Africa.

She worked in the Service Department at Sears, retiring in 1986.

Besides her husband, her parents and brother, Lawton Sparkman, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two children: Barbara Fischer of Brown Deer and Jeff Fischer of Kiel; two grandchildren; stepson, Wesley Jerving of Sheboygan; three step-grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Jean Frye of Norman and Virginia Ramsey of Seminole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brent Johnson

Funeral services for Prague resident Brent Dale Johnson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2008, at Snake Creek Baptist Church #2, with the Rev. Thomas J. Fixico officiating.

Burial will follow at Snake Creek Cemetery, under the direction of Walker Funeral Service in Shawnee.

A wake is set for Wednesday evening, July 9.

Johnson died at the age of 26, on Sunday, July 6, 2008, in a car accident on Interstate 40.

He was born Oct. 21, 1981, to Josie Johnson Sr. and Kathy Ponkilla, in Ada.

He attended schools in Little Axe.

Johnson was an assistant manager at Van’s Pig Stand on Highland Street in Shawnee for the past year and a half.

He was a member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe.

Johnson was preceded in death by his mother, Kathy Ponkilla; and by grandparents: Myrtle Fixico, Eugene Johnson, and Chester Ponkilla.

He is survived by his father, Joe Johnson of Shawnee; two son, Aaron Johnson and Sonny Phillips, both of Shawnee; a daughter, Desiree Johnson of Shawnee; two brothers, Darrell Johnson of Earlsboro and Joe Johnson Jr. of Norman; and four sisters, Rebecca Debois of Gallup, N.M., Autumn Ponce of Norman, Katie Johnson of Norman, and Eugenia Gibbons of Konawa.

Enoch Robinson

Funeral services for the infant son of former Seminole County resident Joshua Robinson are set for 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2008, at High Spring Church in Konawa.

Burial will follow at High Spring Cemetery.

The newborn, Enoch Mikkonapy Robinson, was born and died on Thursday, June 26, 2008, in Newton, Kan., to parents Joshua and Ariel Robinson of Wichita, Kan.

Enoch Robinson is survived by his parents, of the home; one sister, Alaina Robinson, of the home; grandparents Veronica Robison of Wichita, Kan., Bobby Robinson Sr. of Konawa, Ron and Viola Reimer of Newton, Kan., and Brent Horsely of Wichita, Kan.; great-grandparents Raymond and Pat Pompa of Wichita, Kan., and Sarah Porter of Konawa; uncles Raymond Johnson of Newton, Kan., Kameron Reimer of Newton, Kan., Bobby Robinson Jr. of Konawa, and Loring Robinson of Konawa; aunts Angela Robinson of Konawa, Selena Jackson of Konawa, and Charlene Robinson of Hartshorne; and a host of cousins and great-aunts and great-uncles.

Pall-bearers are listed as Ethan Brock, Kyle Brock, Shawn Jackson, and Billy Don.

A wake for Enoch Robinson is scheduled at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at High Spring Church, with George Harjochee officiating.

 

Jerome Johnson

Funeral services for former Wewoka native, Jerome Stanley Johnson, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Johnson and Rev. Wayne Starks officiating.

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

Johnson was born May 20, 1953 in Arkansas City, Kan., to Charles and Madeline (Goat) Johnson.

He graduated from Anadarko High School and later attended Okmulgee Tech from 1974 – 1975, studying lithography.

Johnson attended Metro Technology Center in Oklahoma City in 2005, studying graphic design, Macintosh OS, color, typography principles, copyright law, and Adobe InDesign.

From 1969 – 1971 he attended Caddo-Kiowa Vo-Tech in Ft. Cobb, Okla., studying office printing.

Johnson won many awards in 2005 and received Metro Tech GPA Award, and Silver Award Scholarship.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving is his aunt, Marie Johnson Jones and brother, Rudolph Johnson of Ardmore.

Pallbearers will be: Shawn Jones, Jeremy Larney, Mitchell Jones, Christopher Azlin, Gabriel Johnson and Phillip Johnson.

Honorary bearers will be: Jess Johnson, Brian Jones, Marion Jones, Tommy Johnson, Harold Johnson and James Johnson.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jesse

Johnson

Wake Services for Wewoka resident Jesse James Johnson, Jr. are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

He was born May 5, 1952, in Shawnee, to Jess Johnson Sr. and Susan Neivassee.

He was raised by his paternal Seminole grandmother Bettie Johnson.

Jesse graduated from New Lima High School and Haskell Indian Jr. College, in Lawrence, Kan. Seminole Nation later employed him, in various departments. He was an avid Sports fan.

Jess was a tribal member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, and was also of Sac & Fox /Kickapoo descent. He was of the Nurcup-Harjo Band, and Tiger clan and a member of Hilltop Presbyterian Church.

Preceding him in death are his parents.

Survivors include his brother, Ted Burden who is a Baptist Minister in Oklahoma City; his children, Phillip Johnson, of Holdenville, Jennifer Johnson, of Konawa, Kimberly Johnson, of Denver, Colo., and Melissa Johnson, of Holdenville; three grandchildren; and a beloved aunt Marie Johnson Jones, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Pastor Wayne Stark and Tommy Johnson officiating with burial to follow at Johnson Family Cemetery, in Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be Brian Johnson, Randy Herrod, John Coley, Mike Bruner, Kip Larney, and Jeremy Larney.

Honorary Bearers will be Ron Pierce, Anthony Johnson, Julian Locust, Kactv Jones, Benny Lena, and Jimmy Johnson.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Mary Ann Johnson

Services for former Wewoka resident Mary Ann Johnson are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel, Wewoka, with Bro. Larry Chesser officiating.

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

Johnson, 77, died Monday, March 24, 2008 in Tulsa. She was born on Dec. 6, 1930 in Wetumka to John W. and Emma Elizabeth (Hays) Baker.

On Sept. 9, 1957 she married Johnny Lee Johnson in Hobbs, N.M., and to this marriage four children were born.

She and her husband were the owners of Lee Ann’s Restaurant for a number of years in Guymon, Okla. They moved to Tulsa in July 2007 to be near their children.

Her parents, and eight brothers and sisters: Charles Baker, Billie Lou Knight, Opal Fuller, Vera Backus, Cecil Baker, Henry Baker, Ray Baker and Dorothy Baker, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of 50 years; children: Debbie Hooper, Pam Behne, Johnny F. Johnson and Cecil Johnson; two grandsons; seven granddaughters; seven great-granddaughters; and six great-grandsons, all living in Seminole County.

 

 

 

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Heather Johnston

Funeral services for lifelong Asher resident Heather Mashell (Gladden) Johnston are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Konawa High School auditorium with Rev. Darrell Stinnett officiating.

Burial is to follow services at Vista Cemetery with services being under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Johnston died Saturday, April 12, 2008 near Asher at the age of 23. She was born May 14, 1984 in Tecumseh to Laura Ann (Dean) and Robert Wayne Gladden.

She graduated from Konawa High School and also attended East Central University.

In December 2006 she married Robert Johnston in Ada. She was a teacher’s aide at Konawa Elementary School and also worked at BancFirst in Konawa.

Surviving is her husband of Asher; parents, Laura and Bobby Gladden of Asher; one son, Colton Johnston of the home; one daughter, Alexis Johnston of the home; one brother, Ryan Gladden of Bethel; one sister, Amber Gladden of Asher; grandparents: Robert and Eileen Gladden, and Jerry and Geneva Dean, all of Asher; and great-grandmother, Virginia Gladden of Asher.

Serving as casket bearers will be: Justin Thompson, Jack Thompson, Tommy Gregg, Jimmy Don Simpson, Michael Boles, and Brandon Sexton.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bettie Jones

Bowlegs resident Bettie Jean Jones passed away Oct. 12, in Seminole, at the age of 70 years.

Wake Services are were scheduled for 7p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Sand Creek Eufaula.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Sand Creek Eufaula, with Rev. Houston Tiger, Rev. Sam Harrison, and Rev. Kenneth Berryhill officiating with interment to follow at Johnson Family Cemetery

The body will be taken to the Church 4:p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

She was born Sept. 30, 1938, in Pawnee, to Younger and Mary Lois (Robison) Carpitche. She graduated from Classen High School and received her BA degree from Southeastern State College.

She taught school in White River, Ariz., Ft Apache, Md., Ft. Richie, and in France. She loved playing softball and reading her Bible. She played basketball with the Tulsa Hawkette’s. She loved to spend time with her family and friends.

Bettie and Marion Jones married June 5, 1971, in Seminole, and to this union four children were born.

Bettie is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters Jewel Berryhill, and Josephine Schroeder.

Survivors include her husband Marion Jones, of the home; children Michelle Stoerrle, of Bowlegs, Antoinette Conechief and husband Chris, of Seminole, Stacie Jones, of Seminole, and Mitchell Jones, of Tulsa; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brothers and sisters Brenda King, of Wewoka, Aurthur Wayne Carpitche, of Konawa, Mabeline Riley, of White River, Ariz., Rosie Hartsfield, of California, Josephine Johnson, of Okemah, Pearlie Mills, of White River, Ariz. and Banard Josay, of White River, Ariz; one aunt Jo Amy Harrison, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Shawn Jones, Kevin Larney, Bill Wood, Anthony Wood, Eddie Harjo, Wesley Factor, Randy Harrod, and Ronald West.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Mitchell Jones, Christopher Azlin, Antonio Ramirez, and Tyler Jones.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, in Wewoka.

 

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Claytis Jones

Claytis Allen "C.A." Jones, Jr. 70-year-old Maud resident passed from this life after a yearlong battle with cancer, on Sunday, Nov. 2, at his home, in Maud surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Oct. 28, 1938, in Chalk, Texas to parents Claytis Allen Jones, Sr. and Donnie Louella (Davis) Jones.

Jones served in the United States Navy where he was a Machinist Mate Third Class, serving from 1956 to 1959.

C.A. married Bettye Jean Cook on Jan. 3, 1968, in Sherman, Texas. She preceded him in death on July 29, 2007.

Jones has lived in Maud for the past 23 years moving here from Southmayd, Texas where he was a member of the Southmayd Baptist Church.

He worked for Hayes Axle, Quality Trailer Supply and retired in 2000 as a Horse Trailer salesman for Redneck Trailer Supply, to care for his wife.

Survivors include his loving family: two sons and daughters-in-law, Claytis "Allen" Jones, III. and his wife Jennita, of Pottsboro, Texas and "Randy" Scott Jones and his wife Trish, of Sherman, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Casaundra Coradell "Casey" Garren and her husband Larry, of Maud; one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Tina Jones, of Sherman, Texas; two sisters, Dorothy Kirby, of Howe, Texas and Bernice Williams, of Sherman, Texas; four grandchildren, Jessica and her husband Micah Ledbetter, of Whitesboro, Texas, Josh Jones, of Gunter, Texas, Kaley and her husband Robert Rodriguez, of Maud, and Jordy Garren, of Maud; two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Alice and Woodie Simmons, of Kemp, Texas and Mrs. Billie Brown, of Grand Prairie, Texas; also surviving is a special friend Phyllis Knight, of Bennington, and a host of other dear family and friends.

Mr. Jones is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two sisters, Johnnie Bernita Jones in 1935 and Georgia Bledsoe in 1984.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Trinity Baptist Church, in Maud. Chaplain Donnie Knight and Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery, in Maud, with Military Honors.

Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home, in Maud, phone 405-374-2424.

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

 

 

 

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Donald

Jones

Donald Brent Jones, formerly of Seminole, died Nov. 17. He was born to Don Q. and Peggy Ann Jones, in Oklahoma City, on Sept. 30, 1965.

He is survived by his companion, Trona; his son, Justin Brent Jones; daughter, Shannel Jones; granddaughter; brothers, Randy Jones and Jackie Keen; and sisters, Brenda Anthony and Angela Skaggs.

His parents, Peggy Ann and Don Q. Jones, preceded him in death.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 21, at Little Cemetery.

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Jones

Josephine Faye Jones, 77, of Seminole, died Nov. 4, in Oklahoma City.

She was born on Nov. 15, 1930, in Blanchard, to Jesse Newton and Mary Alice (Carr) Cooley. She married Thomas Warren Jones and they had six children before he died, in 1971.

She worked at Sonic for many years. Jones was a collector. She collected knick-knacks, pencil sharpeners, magnets, and Wacky Pack toys, among other things. She and her sisters vacationed together, every year. She always bought a magnet when traveling through a different state. She had a magnetized drawing of the United States and would come home with the state magnets and "showcase" all the states she had visited. She worked on crossword puzzles and word find puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas; one son, Roger Jones; one brother, Billy Cooley; and one sister, Elsie Hayes.

She is survived by two daughters, Lynna Jernigan, of Edmond, and Shelia Jones, of Seminole; three sons, Arnold Jones, of Seminole, Tony Jones, of Seminole, and Johnny Jones, of Guthrie; ten grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; and two sisters, Dovie Cheatwood, of Maud, and Valeria Ivie, of Arlington, Texas.

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

 

 

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Vivian Jones

Vivian Morene (Gosnell) Jones, age 93, died at her residence, on Monday, Dec. 15, in Asher.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Konawa. Burial will follow at the Wanette Cemetery, in Wanette.

She was born Dec. 11, 1915, in Marlow, to Frank Gosnell and Maggie (McPherson) Gosnell. She married Fred E. Jones on July 3, 1934. She worked as a nurse’s assistant.

She is survived by her son, David Jones, of Asher; sister, Dollie Smith, of Oklahoma; two grandchildren; and one great granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Jones, on February 12, 1981; her parents, Frank and Maggie Gosnell; two brothers, and six sisters.

 

 

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Bob Judd

Funeral services for Earlsboro resident Bob Judd are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Walker Funeral Service Chapel with burial to follow at Resthaven Funeral Service.

Arrangements are under the direction of Walker Funeral Service, Shawnee.

Bob Judd, 81, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008 in Shawnee. He was born Feb. 3, 1927 in Colbert, Okla., to W.W. Judd and Virgie Grimes.

In 1947 he married Neta Wayland and they were married for 56 years. He was enlisted in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946.

He was a business owner and rancher in the Prairie Valley area for over 38 years. He raised cattle and was involved in Canadian Valley Limousine Association.

His wife (May 19, 2007), and two brothers: Robert and Cecil Judd, preceded him in death.

Surviving are daughters: Joan Wiley and husband David of Shawnee, and Drenda Fisher of Norman; two brothers: Ben and Buster Judd; two sisters: Dorothy Judd and Mary Monson; four grandchildren: Amy Wood and husband, Roy, of Norman, Chris Fisher of Edmond, Jordan Wiley and Nathan Wiley of Shawnee; three great-grandchildren: Ashley Wood and Greyson Wood of Norman, and Gabriel Fisher of Norman; and many other loving relatives and friends.

 

 

 

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Helen Julian

Funeral services for Helen Darlene Morphis Lulian are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Freeman officiating and internment to follow at Little Cemetery.

Helen Darlene Morphis was born Feb. 1, 1933, in Old Butner. She was a graduate of Castle High School. She married Leon Delbert Julian (Semi) and he preceded her in death, in 1968.

Darlene was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Survivors include her children, Terry and his wife Saundra Julian, of Wewoka, Andrea Thornton Calvert, of Wewoka, Leonda and her husband Jackson Lucas, of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Terry Jr., Willman Leon, Holly, Dylan, and Kyle Julian, Kim Calvert, and Justin and Casey Lucas, of Edmond; great-grandchildren, Ryan Youell, Jennifer Lucas, Brookie Lucas, Daniel Lucas, and Camry Calvert; brothers and sisters, Barbara and Bob Schackelford, of Wewoka, Audrey and Bill Miller, of Blackwell, Herb Morphis, of Cromwell, Sue and Kenneth Larney, of Horntown, and Alan and Marge Morphis, of Alabama; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

She was loved and cherished by many friends and family including Beverly Davis, of Holdenville.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Ted and Ila Morphis; and brother, Jerry Morphis.

Pallbearers are Terry Julian, Willman Leon, Dyan, Justin, and Kyle Julian, and Casey Lucas.

Honorary pallbearers are Jackson Lucas, Keith Rusty, Bob Shackelford, and Ryan Youell.

Arrangements made by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

A guest book is available at wwwphillipsfuneralservice.com

 

 

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Helen Julian

Funeral services for Helen Darlene Morphis Julian are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Freeman officiating and internment to follow at Little Cemetery.

Helen Darlene Morphis was born Feb. 1, 1933, in Old Butner. She was a graduate of Castle High School. She married Leon Delbert Julian (Semi) and he preceded her in death, in 1968.

Darlene was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Survivors include her children, Terry and his wife Saundra Julian, of Wewoka, Andrea Thornton Calvert, of Wewoka, Leonda and her husband Jackson Lucas, of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Terry Jr., Willman Leon, Holly, Dylan, and Kyle Julian, Kim Calvert, and Justin and Casey Lucas, of Edmond; great-grandchildren, Ryan Youell, Jennifer Lucas, Brookie Lucas, Daniel Lucas, and Camry Calvert; brothers and sisters, Barbara and Bob Schackelford, of Wewoka, Audrey and Bill Miller, of Blackwell, Herb Morphis, of Cromwell, Sue and Kenneth Larney, of Horntown, and Alan and Marge Morphis, of Alabama; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

She was loved and cherished by many friends and family including Beverly Davis, of Holdenville.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Ted and Ila Morphis; and brother, Jerry Morphis.

Pallbearers are Terry Julian, Willman Leon, Dyan, Justin, and Kyle Julian, and Casey Lucas.

Honorary pallbearers are Jackson Lucas, Keith Rusty, Bob Shackelford, and Ryan Youell.

Arrangements made by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

A guest book is available at wwwphillipsfuneralservice.com

 

 

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Helen Julian

Funeral services for Helen Darlene Morphis Lulian are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Freeman officiating and internment to follow at Little Cemetery.

Helen Darlene Morphis was born Feb. 1, 1933, in Old Butner. She was a graduate of Castle High School. She married Leon Delbert Julian (Semi) and he preceded her in death, in 1968.

Darlene was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Survivors include her children, Terry and his wife Saundra Julian, of Wewoka, Andrea Thornton Calvert, of Wewoka, Leonda and her husband Jackson Lucas, of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Terry Jr., Willman Leon, Holly, Dylan, and Kyle Julian, Kim Calvert, and Justin and Casey Lucas, of Edmond; great-grandchildren, Ryan Youell, Jennifer Lucas, Brookie Lucas, Daniel Lucas, and Camry Calvert; brothers and sisters, Barbara and Bob Schackelford, of Wewoka, Audrey and Bill Miller, of Blackwell, Herb Morphis, of Cromwell, Sue and Kenneth Larney, of Horntown, and Alan and Marge Morphis, of Alabama; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

She was loved and cherished by many friends and family including Beverly Davis, of Holdenville.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Ted and Ila Morphis; and brother, Jerry Morphis.

Pallbearers are Terry Julian, Willman Leon, Dyan, Justin, and Kyle Julian, and Casey Lucas.

Honorary pallbearers are Jackson Lucas, Keith Rusty, Bob Shackelford, and Ryan Youell.

Arrangements made by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

A guest book is available at wwwphillipsfuneralservice.com

 

 

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Susan Kalicki

Funeral services for long tie Seminole resident Susan Kalicki are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 2 at the First Baptist Church of Seminole.

Officiating will be Russell Vicars and Brandon Kalicki, son of the deceased.

Interment is to follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Noble, Oklahoma.

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

Susan Kalicki, 61, passed away on June 28 at her home. She was born on August 21, 1946, in Norman to William R. and Nettie Lee Smith. Her parents preceded her in death.

Susan Kalicki graduated from Noble High School and Seminole State College with Honors. She married her husband, Doug Kalicki, on September 21, 1973 in Norman.

Susan was a loving housewife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She and he husband enjoyed attending OU football games for 35 seasons, traveling and spending time with their children, grandchildren and great grandchild. She also enjoyed her water aerobics class at Seminole State College.

Susan was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole for 20 years and was faithful in reading her Bible daily and attending her Sunday School class and her Tuesday Morning Bible Study conducted by Mrs. Lucy Dacus.

Those who knew Susan will remember that she always felt "blessed" and was an inspiration and blessing to others. She was a faithful and loving servant to the Lord.

Survivors include her husband, Doug; sons Greg and Louise Kalicki of Stillwater; Jeff and Beth Kalicki of Lithia, Fl.; Reverand Brandon and Shanna Kalicki, Ponca City; five grandchildren and one great-grandson; brother Donald R. Smith of Norman; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

Pallbearers will be Robert Foxx, Ron Frederick, Gary Tolson, Gary Dutton, Winston Neal and Gary Adams.

Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great grandson; Mrs. Dacus’ Bible Study Ladies and Adult D. Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Susan Kalicki’s name to the First Baptist Church Building fund.

Helen Kemp

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Helen Kemp are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Lima with Rev. Don Harding officiating.

Burial is to follow at Lima Cemetery under the direction of Meyers Mortuary, Wewoka.

Kemp, 87 of Seminole, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 at Unity Medical Center in Shawnee. She was born Aug. 21, 1921 in Seminole County to Burl Hill Sr. and Armenia Quinn Hill.

She attended Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints Church and was married to Francis Kemp.

Her husband and parents preceded her in death.

Surviving is her daughter, Thelma Island of New Lima; two sisters: Carolyn Berry of Oklahoma City and Arbie Jean Springs of McAlester; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

William Kepler

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident and painter, William Hugh "Bill" Kepler are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

William Hugh "Bill" Kepler, 75 years old, passed from this life Wednesday, March 12, 2008 in Shawnee. He was born April 2, 1932 in Galena, Mo., to parents, Hugh William Kepler and Loccie Leona (Liles) Kepler.

Kepler moved with his parents as a child to Seminole, Okla., and lived there most of his life.

Mr. Kepler married Donna Self on Dec. 18, 1954 in Seminole, and she preceded him in death on May 8, 1999.

Kepler was a long-time member of the Trinity Baptist Church and was also a member of the Baptist Men’s Association and God’s Antiques of Georgia.

Bill was a wonderful man who loved his family dearly; he would give you the shirt off his back and he believed in hard work. He was a Godly man and a very grateful man for the things the Lord has given he and his family. He will be greatly missed. There wasn’t a day that went by, that he didn’t pray for his family.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Arlene and Allen Broadie of Shawnee, and Judy and Dennis Clagg of Tecumseh; and one son Billy Kepler of Seminole.

Other survivors include four sisters: Mary Edith Burton of Pawhuska, Wanda Springwater of Shawnee, Naomi House of Shawnee, and Linda Davis of Shawnee: one brother, John Earl Kepler of Cushing; and two sisters-in-law: Sue Sims of Seminole, and Lora Beach of Maud.

Also surviving are his grandchildren: Ryan, Lee, Elisha, Zach, David, Lori, Leigh Broadie, Donald Clagg and Tammy Cody; great-grandchildren: Chloe, Joseph and Delaney Broadie, Lydia, Daylon, Paige and Alexis Clagg.

Mr. Kepler is also survived by a multitude of nieces and nephews, family and dear friends.

Kepler is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Donna Kepler (May 8, 1999); sister, Helen Springwater; and three brothers: Oscar, Leonard and J.L. Kepler.

Memorial donations may be made to the Donna Keppler Memorial Falls Creek Fund to help under privileged kids go to church camp.

Donations may be made through Trinity Baptist Church - P.O. Box 1030 - Seminole, OK 74868.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Robert Kern

A memorial service for Seminole County resident Robert "Shorty" Kern is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, at the Temple of Praise in Seminole, with Rev. William Houck officiating.

The service is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Kern died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, in Oklahoma City, at the age of 85.

He was born April 25, 1923, in Eldorado, Ark.

Kern was a maintenance worker at the State Capitol building in Oklahoma City before he retired.

He moved to Seminole County from Oklahoma City and had lived here for 15 years. Kern lived in the New Lima area.

Kern is survived by his son Dick Kern and his daughter Joyce Sparks, both of Tennessee; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Those who want to send flowers or condolences may do so. Please send them to: Todd Kern, 1331 Park Heights, Seminole, OK, 74868.

 

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Henry Kimmel

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident Henry David Kimmel are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole, with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Interment is to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Henry, 88 of Oklahoma City, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2008 at his home. He was born Aug. 16, 1919 in Topeka, Kan., to Louis Henry Kimmel and Margaret (Edmonds) Kimmel.

He served two years in the U.S. Army. On June 25, 1940 he married Ann Elizabeth Millsaps in Ada; she preceded him in death on Dec. 2, 1999.

Henry was a Chemistry and Algebra teacher; principal of Seminole Public Schools; and served as superintendent of Woodland and Bowlegs School Systems.

He was an avid golfer and was the coach for the Seminole High School Golf Team; and led them to three State Championships.

The Oklahoma Coaches Association awarded Henry the honor of "Golf Coach of the Year" for the 1979-80 school year. In 1982, the National Coaches Association presented him with the "District Coach of the Year".

His parents; wife of 59 years, Ann Kimmel; and one son, David Kimmel, preceded him in death.

Surviving is daughter, Margaret Ledgerwood of Oklahoma City; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Sammie Kimmel of Oklahoma City; granddaughter, Dawn and spouse Lonnie Yandell of Oklahoma City; granddaughter, Chasidy Kimmel of Oklahoma City; and four great-grandchildren.

The family would like to Elisa, Jeanie and Michelle of Good Shepard Hospice for their outstanding care for Dad. Henry has a very outgoing personality and will be missed by all who knew him.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joan Kinslow

Funeral services for longtime Prague and Seminole area resident Joan Kinslow were held at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Prague with Bro. Tim Emmons officiating.

Interment followed at Little Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service of Prague.

Joan Kinslow was born April 3, 1931 in Byars, Okla., and departed this life on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008 in Seminole, at the age of 76.

Joan, the daughter of L.D. and Lena (Dollar) Walker, graduated from Southeastern State University with a BBA.

She married Matt Kinslow on March 21, 1953 in Oklahoma City. They moved to the Prague and Seminole area in 1969.

Joan and Matt were partners in the Kinslow Sonic Group operating Sonics in Oklahoma, Texas and Mississippi; the Catfish Roundup at I-40 and SH 99; and the operation of the 5K Ranch.

She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, a PEO with Chapter AF in Prague, and a member of the Presbyterian Church in Seminole.

Joan’s parents preceded her in death.

Survivors include: her husband of 54 years, Matt Kinslow of the home; sons and daughters-in-law: Gary W. and Debra Kinslow of Prague, and Larry and Rhonda Kinslow of Seminole; daughter, Terry Wegley of Kellyville; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Jackie Walker of Minco; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Carolyn and Jim Heartsill of Oklahoma City, and Shirley and Jerry Roberts of Brownwood, Texas.

Also surviving are grandchildren: Ryan Van Meter, Chris Van Meter, Morgan Wegley, Matt Kinslow and his wife Kim, Brooke Kinslow Case and her husband Brett, Kelli Johnson and her husband Bill Cody, Mandy Root, Jessica Kinslow, Lauren Root, and Clinton Kinslow; and great-grandchildren: Captain Van Meter, Kyler Kinslow, Hayden Kinslow, Jaycee Johnson, Lillie Johnson, and Kelby Vass.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manton Kinslow

Funeral services for Seminole businessman Manton M. "Matt" Kinslow were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Prague with Bro. Tim Emmons officiating.

Interment followed at Little Cemetery with services under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Prague.

Matt departed this life on Saturday, April 12, 2008 in Oklahoma City, at the age of 79. He was born on Jan. 9, 1929 in Schoolton (Seminole County).

He was the son of Thomas Calvin and Florence M. (McGee) Kinslow; and was a longtime resident of the Prague and Seminole area.

He graduated from Excelsior High School and was drafted out of high school by the Chicago White Sox to play baseball, but learned quickly that he could make more money in the oilfield.

He proudly served his country in North Africa with the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

He married Joan Walker on March 21, 1953 in Oklahoma City.

Following his discharge as a Staff Sergeant, Matt went to work in the oilfield as a roughneck and for Baker Oil Tools in Woodward.

Matt and Joan opened their first restaurants in Woodward – Matt’s 66 Café and the Hi-Low. While living in Woodward, he met one of the co-founders of the Sonic restaurants, Charlie Pappe, and decided his future was with Sonic.

Matt and Joan opened their first Sonic in Liberal, Kan., in 1962. He and long-time partner, Marvin Jirous, co-owned Sonic Supply Company for many years.

They moved to the Prague and Seminole area in 1969. They were partners in Kinslow Sonic Group, operating Sonics in Oklahoma, Texas and Mississippi.

The couple was also partners in the Catfish Roundup at I-40 and SH 99; and the operation of the 5K Ranches.

Matt was president of Kinslow Sonic Group at the time of his death.

He was the past director of the First National Bank in Prague and served many years on the Board of Directors of the Sonic Industries. He was the recipient of the first Troy Smith Award, Sonic’s most coveted lifetime achievement awar.

Matt was a past president of the Oklahoma Charlais Association; past president of the North American French Charlais Association; a member of the Prague Masonic Lodge; he received his 32nd Degree Mason at the Scottish Rite Consistory in McAlester; and was a Shriner of the India Temple.

He was a longtime member of the Presbyterian Church of Seminole.

Matt’s wife of 55 years, Joan, preceded him in death on Feb. 28, 2008. His parents, one brother, one sister, and two infant siblings, also preceded him in death.

Survivors include: sons and daughters-in-law: Gary W. and Debra Kinslow of Prague and Larry and Rhonda Kinslow of Seminole; daughter, Terry Wegley of Kellyville; brothers and sisters-in-law: J.M.: Marvin" and El Reno Kinslow of Terrell, Texas, and Dale and Bea Kinslow of Shawnee; sister, Juanita Collier of Okemah; and grandchildren: Ryan Van Meter, Chris Van Meter, Morgan Wegley, Matt Kinslow and his wife Kim, Brooke Kinslow Case and her husband Brett, Kelli Johnson and her husband Bill Coody, Mandy Root, Jessica Kinslow, Lauren Root, and Clinton Kinslow.

In addition, surviving Matt are his great-grandchildren: Captain Van Meter, Kyler Kinslow, Hayden Kinslow, Jaycee Johnson, Lillie Johnson, and Kelby Vass; brother-in-law, Don and Jackie Walker of Minco; and sisters-in-law: Donnie Kinslow of Cromwell, Carolyn Heartsill and her husband Jim of Yukon, and Shirley Roberts and her husband Jerry of Brownwood, Texas.

Matt’s family has requested that memorials be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607-1460, or at www.ShrinersHQ.org.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edythe

Kirtley

Services for former Seminole resident, Edythe O. Kirtley, 93, of Norman will be 10a.m., Friday, Aug. 29, in the Primrose Funeral Service chapel.

Mrs. Kirtley was born January 27, 1915 in Missouri County, Texas to Ellis B. and Leta (McKinney) Osborne. She passed from this life on Aug. 25, in Norman.

Mrs. Kirtley is survived by her step-daughter Nancy Meese and husband Doug of Edmond; sister Anne Patteson of San Antonio, Texas; step-grandchildren Jane Meese of Oklahoma City, Betsy Sieck and husband Chris of Norman, and Kirtley Meese and wife Candace of Madison, Wis.; four great-grandchildren and one on the way; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Arrangements are under the direction of Primrose Funeral Service.

Bertha Kitchen

Graveside services for Seminole native Bertha jewel Kitchen are scheduled for 2 p.m. at Little Cemetery with Rev. Chris Talley officiating.

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

Bertha Jewel Kitchen, 89, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 a local nursing home. She was born May 1, 1918 in Seminole to Otis and Zella (Devereaux) Hawkins.

She married William Clyde (Bill) kitchen in June 1934 and she was a longtime member of the Varnum Congregational Methodist Church.

Her husband (1971); son, Steven (1976); her parents; five brothers’ and two sisters, preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Gerry Yeisley and husband James of Shawnee; sons: Billy and wife Jean of Enid, and Danny of Texas; six grandchildren: Debbie Swaim and husband Danny, Tim Kitchen, Dinna Way and husband Richard, Jamie Barrick and husband Tim, Misty Smith and husband Zuriel, and Steven kitchen (Bowden); eight great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two brothers: Arvel Hawkins and wife Cookie, and Glenn and wife Frances; and one sister, Viola Lothringer.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests Heartland Hospice, 3700 N. Kickapoo, Suite 104, Shawnee, OK 74804, as an appropriate memorial.

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

 

 

 

Barbara Knight

Funeral services for Barbara Nell (Cotton) Knight are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Barbara Nell Knight, 70 year-old longtime Seminole resident, passed from this life Monday, Dec. 31, 2007 at Seminole Integris Medical Center. She was born May 22, 1937 in Seminole to parents, Loren Cotton and Wilda (Odgen) Cotton.

She graduated from Seminole High School and married Jack Edward Knight on Oct. 15, 1960 in Enid. They had lived in Seminole most of the time, with the exception of living in Mineral Wells, Texas for 17 years. She was of the Baptist faith.

Barbara loved to play Bingo and was always willing to take care of family members who were ill.

Survivors include one son, Billy Joe Knight of Seminole; three daughters: Jackie Lynn Knight of Seminole, Edie Lorena Mayeux of Jackson Hole, Wyo., and Pamela and her husband, Bryan, Sieben of Sour Lake, Texas; and three sisters: Ella Floyd of Edmond, Elizabeth Sargent of Saginaw, Mich., and Wanda Cotton of Shawnee.

Also surviving are seven grandchildren: Tara Foutz, Joe Foutz, Loren Mayeux, Shea Mayeux, Christian Adams, Keith Sieben, Daren Sieben; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family and dear friends.

Her parents; husband (April 20, 1992); and four brothers: Sonny Cotton, Gary Cotton, Joe Cotton, and Robert Cotton, preceded Barbara in death.

Casket bearers will be: Jacob Brauning, Jedidiah Brauning, Keith Sieben, Daren Sieben, Joe Foutz, and Norm Jackson. Honorary bearers will be: Loren Mayeux, Shea Mayeux, and Christian Adams.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Naida Knowles

A private family service will be held at a later date for former Seminole County resident Naida Knowles.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pauls Valley.

Knowles, 76, died Tuesday, June 3, 2008 in Pauls Valley. She was born Jan. 3, 1932 in San Antonio, Texas to Jimmy and Blonnie (Nunley) Carroll.

She grew up in Konawa and Seminole and then moved to California until 2000, when she returned to Oklahoma and settled in Wynnewood.

In April 1977 she married Dennis Knowles in Reno, Nev. She retired from Pacific Bell Telephone Company after 27 years of service.

Surviving is her husband of the home; one son, Clifford Eldridge of Tuttle, Okla.; one daughter, Kaye Grabin of Seminole; one stepdaughter, Cathy Graham of Marshall, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

Derrel

Kreeger

Derrel Wayne Kreeger, 56 year-old Seminole resident passed from this life Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Baptist Medical Center, in Oklahoma City.

He was born Oct. 25, 1952 in Seymour, Texas to parents Billie Audine (Goodwin) Kreeger and Billy Wayne "Bill" Kreeger.

Derrel attended Seminole Public Schools and Faith Seven School in Shawnee. He was a member of Seminole First Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include his parents, Billie and Bill Kreeger, of Seminole; one brother and sister-in-law, Danny Allen and his wife Jane Kreeger, of Seminole; one sister and brother-in-law, Mitzi and her husband Gene Houck, of Seminole; four nephews and their spouses, Kyle and Jennifer Kreeger, Colt and Heather Kreeger, Kade Houck and Chad Houck, all of Seminole; one great nephew, Jackson Kreeger, of Seminole, and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, at Seminole First Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. David McDougal officiating and Colt Kreeger assisting. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery north of Seminole.

Casket Bearers will be; Kyle Kreeger, Colt Kreeger, Kade Houck, Chad Houck, Curtis Lemmings and Blake Johnson.

Honorary Bearers will be; Chuck Stennett, Rick Ickert, Roger Ricketts, Greg Moore, Marty McCain and Jeff Standard.

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

 

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Geneva

Larney

Geneva Maxine (Brown) Larney, 85 year-old Shawnee resident died Friday, Dec. 5, at her home in Shawnee. She was born April 2, 1923 in Skiatook, to parents John Brown and Minnie (Littlejim) Brown.

She married Lee Larney on June 1, 1942, in Oklahoma City; he preceded her on death on Nov. 10, 2000.

She was a homemaker and a member of Hitchitee United Methodist Church. Larney lived most of her life in the Seminole and Shawnee area.

Survivors include five sons, Nathaniel Larney, of Oklahoma City, Walter Larney, of Wewoka, Alan Larney, Rocky Larney and Darrel Larney, all of Shawnee; seven daughters, Nevalee Deere, Billie Jean Grass, Flora Larney, and Jena Masquas, all of Shawnee, Harriette Starr, of Oklahoma City, Lonita Stewart, of Little Axe, and Nema Faye Larney, of Oklahoma; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents, her husband, two daughters and one grandson.

A wake service was scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. at Hitchitee United Methodist Church. Funeral Services were scheduled for 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8, at Hitchitee United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Hitchitee Cemetery.

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

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

 

 

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LaDina Larney

Funeral services for former Konawa resident LaDina Michelle Tiger Larney are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bird Creek Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Burial is to follow at Cully Harjo Cemetery in Vamoosa. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Larney, 31, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008 at her residence in Shawnee. She was born Feb. 24, 2008 in Hawaiian Gardens, Calif., to Leah Ann Larney.

She attended Konawa Public Schools and graduated from there in 1994. Larney was a homemaker and a member of Bird Creek Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Her mother and grandfather, Alex Larney, Sr. preceded her in death.

Surviving is her son, Jack Tiger, Jr., of Konawa; four brothers: Joseph, Andrew, Michael and Matthew Stone, all of Springfield, Mo.; and one sister, Christy Stone of Seminole.

Serving as casket bearers will be: Wallace Culley, Larry Harjo, Jr., Brian Harjo, Skyland Tanyan, Sterling Tanyan, and Jacob Tanyan.

Honorary bearers will be: Kevin Harjo, Anthony Tanyan, Calvin Toney and Walter Factor.

 

Ryder Larney

Funeral services for Seminole County resident Ryder Larney are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2008, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Houston Tiger, Rev. Redmond Wolf, and Rev. Bill Hobia are set to officiate.

Interment will follow at Larney Cemetery.

A wake service is set for 6 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2008, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Larney died July 16, 2008, at age 92, in Oklahoma City.

He was born Aug. 25, 1915, in Seminole County to Willie Yamie Larney and Hettie Harjo.

He was a self-employed farmer who also trained and rode bulls.

Larney also spent time going to auctions.

He was a member of Ceyvha Band of the Seminole Nation and leader at the Stomp dances. He also played stick ball games.

He married Serena Mae Spencer in 1945, and she preceded him in death in December 1978.

Preceding him in death are his parents; sons, Gary Larney and Rudolph Larney; daughter Sue Ann Larney; brothers and sisters, Roy Larney, Herman Larney, Jack Larney, and Susan Tanyan.

Larney’s survivors include his children: Larry Joe Larney of Dallas, Texas, June Lee of Oklahoma City, Hattie Daniels of Tulsa, Irby Larney of Seminole, Teresa Ann Walker of Wewoka, William Roy Larney of Tulsa, Russell Larney of Lamar, Lou Wanda Weaver of Oklahoma City, Randolph Larney of Seminole, Samaria M. Rich of Seminole, Mulleana Mae Larney of Oklahoma City, Rita Mae Larney of Seminole; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pall bearers will be William Larney Jr., David Walker, Keith Larney, Brian J. Larney, Elliott Alberson, Jeremy Alberson.

Honorary bearers are Andrew Alexander, Walter Larney, Thomas Billie, Cecil Larney.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Minko

Larney-

Jacques

Graveside services for Minko Rey Larney-Jacques are scheduled for 11a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at Larney Cemetery, in Little. Mildred Harjo will officiate.

He was born Oct. 4, in Oklahoma City, to Sergio Jacquez and Sharlett Larney.

His parents; brothers Donell and Nathanial Haag; and sister Ashley Jaques survive him.

Arrangements were made by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, in Wewoka.

 

Billie Larson

The funeral for Billie J. Larson, 79, of Enid, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Dan O’Daniel officiating.

Family and friends will gather afterward at Christian Church of the Covenant, 1205 S. Cleveland. Burial is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday in the Oakwood Cemetery, in Wewoka.

She was born to Henry Albert and Edna Jane (Dunafon) Dinsmore on March 6, 1929, in Wewoka, and died Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital, in Oklahoma City.

Billie grew up in Wewoka and graduated from Wewoka High School. She married T.R. Ferguson in 1949, and they lived in Oklahoma City. She later married Merlin H. Larson on Jan. 19, 1957 in Sterling, Colo., and they made their home in Bartlesville.

Billie was a homemaker and also worked as a bookkeeper for various businesses. They moved to Enid in 1971, and then to Roosevelt, Utah in 1975. While in Utah, she was active with the Pink Ladies Auxilliary and taught Sunday school, she also kept books for the church. They moved back to Enid in 1977. She was a member of Chisholm Trail Cowboy Church.

Billie is survived by her husband Merl of the home; four children, Sherri Dady and Rita Hess and her husband Burlie, all of Enid, Patti Hanscom and her husband Richard, of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and Tom Ferguson and his wife Terry, of Greeneville, Tenn; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Laura Good and her husband Vaughn, and Glenda Watson, all of Enid; and two brothers, O.R. "Tokey" Dinsmore and C. E. "Pete" Dinsmore and his wife Sherry, all of Enid, and many nieces and nephews.

Four sisters, Blanche, Bertie, Monie and Betty, and one infant brother James preceded her in death.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Chisholm Trail Cowboy Church.

Condolences may be made online to ab@andersonburris.com.

 

 

 

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Helen Lashley

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Helen (Smart) Lashley are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Gussie Ely Memorial Chapel at Ashland Cemetery.

Rev. Jimmy Freeman is to officiate with interment to follow in Ashland Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chaney-Harkins Funeral Home, McAlester.

Lashley, 88 of Holdenville, died Saturday, April 19, 2008 in Oklahoma City. She was born May 25, 1920 in Celestine, Okla., to Jacob Fulton and Ora Jane (Hodges) Smart.

She grew up in Ashland and lived in Seminole before moving to Holdenville. Laskley was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and watching sports.

Lashley was an active member of the Harvest Time Church of Holdenville.

Her parents; two grandsons; brother, J.T. Smart; and three sisters: Bernice Glover, Loretta Johnston, and Tommye Potts, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her daughter, Gena King of Wewoka; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sisters: Jessie Ely of Pittsburgh, Okla., Inez Nelson of Ashland, Joy Jimenez of Monte Clare, Calif., and Bette Adams of Claremore.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Joe Ely, Charlie Bishop, Greg Adams, Nolan Lake, David Smart, and Michael George.

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Lauderdale

Private gravesdie services for longtime Seminole resident Robert Lee Lauderdale were held Thursday, July 24, 2008, at the Lindsay City Cemetery in Lindsay, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Lauderdale died Monday, July 21, 2008, at his home in Seminole, at the age of 54.

He was born March 14, 1954, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Zollie Coffer Lauderdale and Iris Colleen (Dimpel) Lauderdale.

Lauderdale came to Seminole from California in 1963. He was a longtime roughneck in Seminole oil fields and was retired at the time of his death.

Lauderdale was preceded in death by his father, Zollie Lauderdale.

He is survived by his mother, Iris Lauderdale of Seminole; one daughter, Janis Danielle Lauderdale of Seminole; two brothers, James Lauderdale of Seminole, and Steven Lauderdale of Elk City.

Paul Lawson

Paul Wesley Lawson, of Wewoka, passed away at his residence, Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the age of 74.

He was born in May, of 1934, in Oklahoma City, to Charles Wesley Lawson and Elma Naomi (Wiggins) Lawson.

Paul and Betty Cunningham Dec. 17, 1990, in Oklahoma City. He worked for Fox Smyth Trucking Co. as a Welder.

Paul was of the Baptist faith and a member of Masonic Lodge, in Oklahoma City.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, of Wewoka; daughters, Molly Hutchison and Tina Brinkley; step-son, Ron Stanley; five grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Ronald Lawson, Vencen Lawson, Charles Lee Lawson, Betty Turner, Norma Williams, Mary Jane Isbell, Sharlene Harris, and Helen Hill.

His parents precede him in death.

Private services are scheduled for a later date.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

 

 

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Richard Lay

Richard Henry Lay, Sr., age 67, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, at his residence.

Services are scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in. President James A. Choate will officiate the service. Interment will follow at the Yukon Cemetery.

Lay was born Feb. 15, 1941, in Oklahoma City, to Wilburn Henry Lay and Violet Blanch (Lowell) Lay.

He graduated from Putnam City High School, in 1959. He married Eden Lay on March 29, 1976.

Lay retired from the United States Navy in 1982, after 23 years of service. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Earlsboro Liars Club.

He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, horses, fishing, and the ocean.

Survivors include his wife, Eden, of the home; children, Thomas D. Lay, Beth O. Winrow, Rannie O. Coching, Webb H. Lay II, Richard D. Lay, Nancy Vandergriff, Richard P. Lay, and Richard H. Lay, Jr.; mother, Violet Lay; 19 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Thomas Lay and Danny Lay; sister, Judy Gray; and several nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Services are under the direction of Walker Funeral Services.

 

 

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Beatrice

Ledbetter

Beatrice Christine (Poling) Ledbetter, age 89, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 17, in Seminole.

Bea was born Oct. 10, 1919, in Colye, to George Emmitt Poling and Bertha Lou (Longing) Poling. She married Leonard Persing Ledbetter Oct. 29, 1939. They were joyfully married for 66 years.

She is survived by two sons, Leonard Dick Ledbetter and wife Kathy, of Chickasha, Lloyd Allen Ledbetter and wife Kay, of Seminole; four grandchildren, Zane and wife Sarah, of Chicago, Ill., Cindy and husband Dwight Mincher, of Midwest City, April and husband Mike Jones, of Seminole and Aaron and wife Crystal Ledbetter, of Seminole; 11 great grandchildren, Desiree Ledbetter, of Chickasha, Austin Mincher, of Midwest City, Dustin Jones, of Ada, Valerie Jones, of Stillwater, Tyler Jones, of Dallas, Texas, Lane Michael Jones, of Seminole, Larsen Paige Jones, of Seminole, Shalena Ballard, of Bowlegs, Marissa Joy Ledbetter, of Bowlegs, and John Colton Ledbetter, of Bowlegs.

She was preceded in death by her parents George Emmit Poling; husband Leonard Pershing Ledbetter, Dec. 8, 2004; two sisters, May Dean Heister, and Maxine Johnson; and one brother, George Emmit Poling, Jr.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 22, at the First Baptist Church, in Seminole, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home with Pastor Tommy Clark officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole.

Pallbearers will be Robert Foxx, Marvin Keesee, Aaron Boggs, Mike Douglas, Larry Bruce and Paul Jones.

 

 

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Bealah Lee

Reverend Bealah Allen Lee, 84-year-old resident of Midwest City, entered into Eternal Life on Thursday, Nov. 20, in Oklahoma City. Born Sept. 19, 1924, in Wilson, he was the son of George Washington Lee and Mary Magdalene Williams Lee.

He was a lifetime resident of Oklahoma, having lived in Midwest City, Watonga, Woodward, Antlers, and Seminole among others.

He was a semi-retired Baptist Minister who loved helping people, singing at Church, fixing things, and just talking with anyone about his Lord, Jesus Christ. He was a member of the Victory Baptist Temple of Midwest City.

While his church family was always important, it was especially vital to him for the past 10 years since his wife passed away.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lola Laverne Lee; and three sisters, Thelma Grant and Elizabeth Jackson and his twin sister, Beulah Stanley.

Survivors include his son, Rickey Lee and his wife, Cheryl, of Boone, N.C.; daughter, Neveena Bengtson and husband Richard, of Baton Rouge, La.; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Naoma Robinson, of Seminole; Nita Fitzwater, of Tilly, Ark.; a number of nieces and nephews; and his best friend, Jason Preast.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Bill Eisenhour F.H. Northeast Chapel, in Oklahoma City, with Pastors Leonard Sissons and Earl Maddux officiating. Burial will follow in Arlington Memory Gardens, in Midwest City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Victory Baptist Temple Building Fund, 8627 E. Main St., Midwest City, OK 73110.

 

 

 

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Janette Lee

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident Janette Lee are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Sunny Lane Chapel in Oklahoma City.

Services are under the direction of Sunny Lane Funeral Home, Oklahoma City.

Lee, 59, died Sunday, March 2, 2008 in Oklahoma City. She was born Dec. 12, 1948 to Hamp Thornton and Pauline Wallace.

She was a homemaker and member of Southwest Baptist Church.

Her parents, and brother, Richard Thornton, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Robert R. Lee, of the home; sons, Denver and James Piatt; daughters, Brandy Wooten, Clarissa Piatt, and Cherlinda Gordon; two brothers, Kenneth and Leonard Wallace; two sisters, Linda Allen and Sandra Isaacs; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

Lawrence Lee

Graveside services for Seminole native Lawrence Earl Lee are scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Little Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Hutchins-Maples Funeral Home of Bristow.

Lee died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 in Muskogee at the age of 66.

He was born to Loyd and Minnie Lee on Oct. 14, 1941 in Seminole.

Lee spent his childhood years in Seminole and attended Seminole Public Schools until he joined the United States Army, where he served during the Vietnam War.

Lee then moved to Bristow in the late 1960’s.

He enjoyed fishing and watching television and was loved by his family very much.

Lee is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Herschel Lee and Floyd Lee; and two sisters, Estlene Dennis and Thelma Ross.

He is survived by one daughter, Lisa Ann Stewart of Bristow; one sister, Charlotte Kissee of Bristow; and two grandsons.

 

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Tony Derril Lee

Funeral services for longtime Ada resident and Seminole native Tony Derril Lee are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2008, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Tom Newell officiating.

Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Tony passed away on Friday, May 16, 2008, at Seminole Estates Nursing Center at the age of 52.

Tony was born on July 15, 1955 in Seminole to Donna (Conner) and Floyd Lee.

He attended Latta Schools and graduated from Latta High School in 1973. He was involved in basketball and baseball all throughout school.

He worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Ada, where he was a rural mail carrier for over 15 years. He also was co-owner and operator of Latta Grocery Store.

He is survived by his mother, Donna Conner Lee of Seminole; three daughters and sons-in-law: Shannon and Brad Smith of Lebanon, Mo., Lacee and Nick Andrews of Washington, Okla., and Lindsey and Casey Myers of Washington, Okla.; a sister and brother-in-law: Timmie and Danny Myers of Shady Point, Okla.; great-nephews Tristan and Kylen Myers and Kendan Metcalf, and great niece Kensley Metcalf, all of Durant; aunts Connie Weems and Pam Nowlin and uncle Ronnie Conner, all of Seminole.

He is also survived by six grandchildren: Hagan and Gavin Smith, Nicholas and Cash Andrews, and Madison and Jace Myers. A host of other aunts, uncles and other family and friends also survive him.

His father, Floyd Lee, preceded him in death on March 14, 2007.

The family would like to thank the staff of Seminole Estates Nursing Center for all the love and care they have given to Tony over the past few years.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home at 100 W. Strother, Seminole.

Messages of condolence may be left online at:
swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

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David

Lehman

David Eugene Lehman, age 50, died on Saturday, Oct. 25, at his residence in Tecumseh, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born March 1, 1958, in Shawnee, to Bill and Cecila (Nona) Lehman

He married Debra Anderson on Oct. 29, 1991, in Wewoka.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Lehman, of the home; three sons, Levi Lehman, Shane Jones, and Justin East, all of Konawa; one brother, Tommy Lehman, of Konawa; one sister, Matilda Silas, of Konawa, and six grandchildren.

His parents, Bill and Babe Lehman, and two brothers, Billy Ray and Bob Lehman, precede him in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Assembly of God Church, in Bowlegs. Pastor Roy Robertson and Willie Williams will officiate.

Pallbearers are Coby Lehman, Taylor Lehman, Dakota Lehman, Ronnie Stephens, Darryl Kuestersteffen, and Sam Silas.

Honorary pallbearers are Drew Isaacs, and Gary Isaacs.

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

 

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Eula Lester

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Eula Mae Lester are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Advantage South Chapel with burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, both in Oklahoma City.

Services are under the direction of Advantage Funeral and Cremation Service, Oklahoma City.

Lester, 86, died Thursday, April 17, 2008. She was born Aug. 6, 1921 in Wapanucka, Okla., to George and Lula Mae (Turner) Bogan.

She spent several years in Wewoka, where she worked for the Department of Human Services, before moving to Oklahoma City.

Her parents; four brother; two sister; and daughter, Judi, preceded her in death.

Surviving are children: Charlene Clark, Darlene Lee, and Roberta Dorn; stepchildren: Jim Lester and Jack Lester; siblings: Dessie Judkins, Gladys Thrasher, Jean Loefelholz, Roy Bogan, Mary Jane Cook, and Barbara Taylor; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests that donations may be made to the Susan G. Koneman Foundation, 1900 NW Expressway, Suite R325, Oklahoma City, OK 73118.

 

 

 

 

Wilbur Lester

Funeral services for Tecumseh resident Wilbur Lester are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Tecumseh with Rev. David Nolan officiating.

Burial is to follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

Lester, 84, passed away Monday, June 16, 2008 in Shawnee. He was born Oct. 18, 1923 in Holtville, Calif., to Walter and Susie (Cargil) Lester.

He moved to Tecumseh with his family as a child and lived in Temple Hill, west of Tecumseh, prior to his marriage. Following marriage, they lived in Sulphur and Borger, Texas, before moving back to Tecumseh, where he has resided since.

On Oct. 31, 1948 he married Nova Jeanne Linduff of Tecumseh. He served in Germany for the U.S. Army during World War II.

Mr. Lester worked as an oil rig supervisor and then worked as a district service lineman for Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative for 27 years.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tecumseh and the American Legion Hill-Huett Post #260 of Tecumseh.

He enjoyed working in his garage welding, rebuilding and tinkering, and gardening. His granddaughters were the focal point in his life.

His parents and sister and brother-in-law, Lola and Lealon Lewis, preceded him n death.

Surviving is his wife, Nova Jeanne Lester of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Davis Lyon of Seminole; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Karen Lester of Ft. Worth, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Dewey and Patty Lester of Snyder, Texas; grandchildren: Trisha and Matt Weber of Ada, Traci and Nick Gray of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Blake and Allison Hendley of Edmond; and great-grandchildren, Cody Weber and Brenden Weber, both of Ada.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara Lively

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Barbara Lee Lively are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Lively, 69, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008 at her residence. She was born June 24, 1938 in Rapid City, S.D., to Gerald and Clydine (Jonas) Reeves.

On Nov. 2, 1994 she married Dwight Lively in Shawnee. She dedicated many years to working with handicapped children.

She owned and operated a daycare in Wewoka, and her past time was spent gardening, working with her flowers, and spending time with her family.

Lively attended the University of Oklahoma.

Her parents; brother, Tommy Reeves; and one adopted child, Kim Letson, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband of the home; sons: Rob Alston, Vic Crow, and Jeff Crow, all of Holdenville; two adopted children: Christopher Harrison and Anna Kline, both of Holdenville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Longtime Wewoka Civic Leader Passes

John Lively

John Edward Lively was born on October 31, 1951, in Dallas, Texas, the third son of the late Henry McKee Lively and Mary Alice Keeton Lively.

John came into this world as a gentle and caring soul who loved God and his family and who had a remarkable sense of loyalty and genuine concern for the welfare of everyone he knew.

Even before he was old enough to attend school, his life was defined by the word "integrity."

John could always be counted on to tell the truth, even when lying would have spared him punishment.

When he was only nine, he turned himself in to a Dallas police officer for breaking the law earlier that day by carrying another nine-year-old on the rear fender of his bicycle.

As punishment, he was sentenced to a full Saturday of watching bicycle safety films.

Majoring in history and philosophy, John was an honor graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and an honor graduate of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary where he earned the Master of Divinity degree.

He was ordained as a minister of Word and Sacrament in The United Presbyterian Church of the United States of America in 1980.

For close to 30 years, he served as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Wewoka.

Following his seminary training, John enrolled as a student at Oklahoma City University School of Law where he graduated three years later before successfully passing the Oklahoma Bar Examination.

In addition to serving as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Wewoka, John simultaneously practiced law with the law firm of Huser, Huser and Lively in Wewoka and served as municipal judge and chief prosecutor for the Seminole Indian Nation.

In 1977, John married the love of his life, Nancy Jones, and together they brought into this world three wonderful children: Lance Robert Lively of Tulsa, Jenny May Lively Gonzales of Norman, and Lynne Ellen Lively of Wewoka.

John passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2008.

John is survived by his loving and devoted family: his wife, Nancy Lively of Wewoka; three children; daughter-in-law, Maren Lively; son-in-law, Ben Gonzales; three grandchildren, Aaron, Alex, and Isabel Gonzales; his brothers and their spouses, Bob and Mary Lynn Lively of Austin, Texas, Jim and Karen Lively of Dallas, Texas, and Bill and Mickey Lively of Dallas, Texas; mother-in-law, May Jones of Dallas, Texas; brother-in-law and his spouse, Robert and Rae Jones of Dallas, Texas; sister-in-law Marilyn Coleman of Biloxi, Mississippi; and numerous nieces and nephews.

John’s was a life well lived in that at a very young age he came to understand that he had been placed in this world to love, which he did with an uncommon grace and wisdom.

Because of his gentle ways, all who were privileged to know John managed to glimpse what Jesus likely had in mind when he taught us to pray, "on earth as it is in heaven."

A private funeral service will be held for family and church members at First Presbyterian Church in Wewoka on Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 11 a.m.

A memorial service for all friends will be held later that day at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Wewoka.

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

Messages of condolence can be given at the funeral home’s website, www.phillipsfuneralservices.com.

A graveside service will be held for family on Friday, August 8, 2008, at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.

If you would like to make a gift honoring the memory of John Edward Lively, please send contributions to the Goodland Presbyterian Boys Home, 1216 N. 4200 Rd., Hugo, OK, 74743, or to the Eben-Ezer Baptist Church, 7329 EW 145th Street, Holdenville, OK 74848, where John enjoyed fellowship and worship on Sunday evenings.

 

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Noah Long

Funeral services for former Producer Sports Editor, Noah Clarence Long, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Salt Creek Indian Methodist Church with Rev. Lois Neal officiating.

Wake services are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hudson-Philips Funeral Home, Holdenville, with Rev. Kelly Tiger Jr. officiating.

Burial will follow services at Long Family Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Noah Long of Oklahoma City, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2008 at the age of 60. He was born July 5, 1947 in Holdenville to Rev. Newman and Hettie Long.

He graduated from Holdenville High School and received his formal education for Southeastern State University in Durant, Okla., majoring in journalism.

At the time of his death, Noah was employed as Sports Editor for The Piedmont Gazette/Okarche News, and worked in the Ministry of the United Methodist Church.

His parents; one brother, William; and two sisters: Noetta and Frances Long preceded him in death.

Surviving are one sister, Elizabeth reader and her husband Cliff, of Oklahoma City; two nieces: Sonya Reeder and her companion, Emile Roebuck Miles of Calumet, Okla., and Leigh Long of Durant; four nephews: Derek Reeder of Oklahoma City, and Vance, Vince and Todd Long, all of Durant; one great-niece, Courtney Reeder; three great-nephews: Marshal, Newman Matthew, and Silas, all of Calumet; and one adopted sister, Norean Tiger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hattie Esther Lough

Graveside services for former Cromwell resident Hattie Esther (Gaines) Lough are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery with David Lough officiating.

She passed away Sunday, June 22, 2008 in Louisiana at the age of 75 years. Hattie was born Nov. 15, 1932 in Albant, Okla., to Carl and Hattie Belle (Bates) Gaines.

Dan Lough and Esther Gaines grew up in the Wewoka area. Dan graduated from New Lima School in 1949 and Esther graduated from Butner High School in 1950.

Mardel Lynch, Minister, married Dan and Esther on Aug. 19, 1951 at the Wewoka Church of Christ.

After Dan was discharged from the U.S. Army at Ft. Sill, the couple moved to Cromwell and lived there from 1955-1957. They moved to Maljamar, N.M. in 1957 and lived in Maljamar, Hobbs, and Lovington from 1957-1999.

They retired and moved to Bandera, Texas, where they were living. While in Lovington, Hattie owned Virginia’s Cupboard.

Her parents; son, Joe carl Lough; and sisters: Lillie Harper and Bonnie Lloyd, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Daniel Henry Lough, of Bandera, Texas; daughter, Karen Denise Nicholas of Katy, Texas; sons: David Glenn Lough of Canyon, Texas, and Daniel Keith Lough of Lindsay, Okla; sisters, Helen Laws of New Orleans, La.; and a host of other relatives and friends including, Bill Lloyd of Wewoka, Ed Lough of Drumright, Okla., and Lois Priest of Lawton, Okla.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lawanna Lowry

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Lawanna Louise (Bess) Lowry are scheduled Wednesday, Jan 2, 2008.

Services will be held at the Konawa Assembly of God with Revs. Steve Lowrance and Mitch Williams officiating.

Lowry, 77, passed away at her residence in Konawa on Dec. 31.

She was born on Nov. 12, 1930 in Medicine Lodge, Kan. To Ivy Napoleon and Edith Celeste (McCarver) Bess.

She married Donald A. "Tony" Lowry on Feb. 14, 1964 in Seminole.

Lowry was a beautician and the couple owned and operated the Dixie Store in Konawa for several years. She was a member of the Konawa Assembly of God.

She is survived by her husband, of the home; four daughters, Gwen Walton, Irving, Texas, Cecelia Huddleston, Broken Arrow, La Quita Fallis, De Queen, Ariz., and Tonya Born, Konawa; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends.

Lowry was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Darla Lowry, and brother, Kenneth Bass.

Serving as casket bearers will be Harold Glover, Edward Maxwell, Roy Hicks Tommy Sexton, E.E. Goodrich and Mike Boren.

Honorary bearers will be Dale Phelps, Larry Johnson and Benny Slusher.

Burial will follow in Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

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Betty Lozer

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Betty Sue Lozer are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole.

Burial is to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Seminole. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Betty Sue (Yancey) Lozer passed away Sunday, March 2, 2008 at Integris Seminole Medical Center, at the age of 61. Betty was born Aug. 25, 1946 in Seminole to parents, Howard Lonzo and Laura Mae (Brown) Yancey.

Betty was employed at BP Gas & Oil as a plant operator for 26 years from which she retired from on May 1, 2007. Betty lived in Texas for 19 years before returning to Seminole.

Betty is survived by sons, William Lozer of Helena, Okla., and George and Gina Lozer of Seminole. She also leaves behind three daughters: Wanda and Gilbert Ross, Sr. and Rhonda and Daryl Odom, all of Seminole, and Lisa and Greg Tarrant of Sierra Vista, Ariz.

Betty is also survived by sisters: Margaret McNeil, Judy and Al Roberts, Shirley and Kenneth Castle, Dorothy and Leon Marlow, all of Seminole, Dollie Kelough of Salina, Okla., Lillie and Daryl Davidson of Alamo, Texas, and Patricia and John Whitman of Shawnee.

Betty is also survived by grandchildren: Gilbert Ross, Jr., Heather Colvin, Pamela Kelly, Carl Tarrant, Dustin, Dean, Danny, Dwayne and David Lozer, Kyle Pebworth, CJ and Nick Kelly, and Imoneta Ann Odom; and eight great-grandchildren.

Her mother, Laura Mae (Brown) Yancey; brother, Howard Lee Yancey; grandson, Kenneth Colvin; sisters: Sheila Gore, Delores and Linda Yancey; son, Clifford Lozer; granddaughter, Anita Lozer; and two great-grandchildren, Breanna and Brandon Lozer.

Those serving as casket bearers are: Shannon, Mike and Eric Hilton, Steven and David Lozer, David Colvin, and Gilbert Ross, Jr.

Honorary bearers are: Charley Hailey, Kenneth "Sarge" Colvin, and Buddy Gore.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brenda Luckey

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Brenda Kay Luckey are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Holdenville with Rev. Walter Kuhlman officiating.

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

Luckey, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 in Eufaula. She was born June 5, 1953 in Holdenville to Luther and Bobbie Jean (Hoyle) Roberts.

She attended Moss Schools and was raised in Ragtown, Okla. She and Michael A. Luckey married June 6, 1981 in Calvin, Okla.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband Micheal of Calvin; daughter, Melissa G. Luckey of McAlester; brother, James Roberts of Wetumka; and sister, Kathy McKitrick of Paris, Texas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wilfred

Lundblad

Wilfred M. ‘Doc’ Lundblad passed away from this life into the waiting arms of our Lord on Oct. 5, at Unity Hospital, in Shawnee.

Doc was born on April 5, 1924, in Minneapolis, Minn. Doc’s life was not only a life of education, but also one of service. Doc graduated pre med from the University of Minnesota in 1944 and finished medical school at the University of Minnesota earning his MD in 1948.

His internship was served at Wesley Memorial Hospital in Chicago from Jan. to Dec. of 1948. He served his residency in Internal Medicine at Wayne County General Hospital in Eloise, Michigan, Jan. 1949 thru July 1951 and July 1953 thru July 1954.

During the Korean war Doc served our nation in the army as a ward officer in Internal Medicine in Japan and a Battalion Surgeon with the 45th Infantry Division in Japan and Korea.

After completing his residency in 1954, Doc served as a physician in the University of Indiana’s student health services before beginning his solo private practice in Bloomington, Ind. Sept. 1954- July 1975.

Doc re-entered the military in 1975 serving active duty in the Air Force before retiring a Colonel in 1991. During his long Air Force career, Doc served at Kadena Air Base, in Okinawa, Misawa Air Base, in Japan, Torrejon Air Base, in Spain, Plattsburgh Air Force Base, in New York and temporary duty in England and Germany.

Doc’s continued education was extensive, including courses in Electrocardiograph and interpretation and Endocrinology, pipe organ performance for six semesters, Japanese Studies, four semesters, an Air War College Seminar, and Psychology courses at SUNY, Plattsburgh.

After retiring from the Air Force, Doc served a psyc residency at Albany Medical Center from 1991-1992. In 1993 Doc and his wife Nancy moved to Oklahoma after accepting a position at Wewoka HIS Clinic where he served from 1993 to 2005.

Service to the church was also an important part of Doc’s life. He was a Medical Missionary, in Zaire from April 1964 to July 1964. He also served as Senior Warden of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, in Holdenville, convention delegate, church organist, and was a member of Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma’s Council of Missions.

Doc is survived by his wife Nancy, his sons Michael and William, and one daughter Susan.

Services will be 2p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, in Holdenville.

Please visit our online guestbook at phillipsfuneralservice.com

 

 

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Charlie Lynch

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Charlie R. Lynch, Sr. are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today at Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole, with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating and Bobby Lynch assisting.

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

Lynch, 69, died Friday, June 6, 2008 at his home in Seminole. He was born March 29, 1935 in Centrahoma, Okla., to Enis James Lynch and Lorena (Driskill) Lynch.

He attended Varnum Public Schools and was a member of the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church. Lynch worked as a transport driver for Jackie Cooper Auto Transport out of Oklahoma City.

On May 18, 2001 he married Bobbie Freemyer in Oklahoma City.

His parents; one brother, Ray Lynch (in 2003); and one sister, Junia Faye Dye (in 1998), preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; one son, Charlie R. Lynch, Jr. of Oklahoma City; two sisters: Mary Sue Poff and Shirley Houck, both of Seminole; and three grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be: Shawn Poff, Dewayne Houck, Don Pinkerton, Harold Rutherford, Junior Lynch and Onis Coroce. Honorary bearers will be Jimmy Howard and Toby Aldridge.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Midge Machado

A rosary for longtime Seminole resident Midge Machado has been planned for Thursday evening at 6: 30 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

A funeral mass is to follow on Friday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Seminole at 10:30 a.m. with Father Basil Keenan, O.S.B. officiating.

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Midge E. (Hargrave) Machado, 84, died, Monday, Feb. 25, 2008 in Oklahoma City. She was born on Oct. 15, 1923 to George and Blanche Kernan (Marquis) Hargrave in Shawnee.

She grew up in Wewoka until her junior year at Wewoka High School, then the family moved to the Strother community where they lived for one year and then moved to Red Bluff, Calif., where Midge graduated from High School.

After graduation she attended the University of Flagstaff, Ariz., where she met her husband John Machado. Two years later she taught school at Fairfax, Okla.

In 1945, she moved to Culver City, Calif., where she married John Frank Machado on Aug. 11, 1945 in Culver City. Mr. Machado preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 2001. Together the couple raised six sons and one daughter.

She was active member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Seminole, where she served as organist for many years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in education from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1982 and her Master’s Degree in education from East Central University in 1984.

She taught school at Prague, Maud and Davenport Schools. She was a member of the Oklahoma Teachers Association and a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary in California.

She is survived by her sons: John Machado and his wife, Cindy of Miami, Okla., George Machado of Racine, Wis., Pat Machado and his wife Debra of Fresno, Calif., Kernon Machado and his wife Melanie of Camarillo, Calif., Bryon Machado of the home in Seminole, and Mark Machado and his wife Kathie of Seminole: and daughter, Anne Machado of the home in Seminole.

She is also survived by her grandchildren; John Patrick Machado, Jeffrey Machado, Bryon Machado, Lindsay (Machado) Bilshausen, Kristin Machado, Heather Marshall, Hollie McGrail, Susan Machado, Meagan Machado, Katie Machado, Molly Machado, Patrick Machado, Scott Machado: 17 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Frank Machado; two brothers: George Hargrave, Jr., and Gerald Hargrave; one sister, Jo Ann Sturdevant; and a grandson Matthew Machado.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Health Back Home Health for all the care they showed and especially to nurse Tiffany Taylor.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Elizabeth

Maddox

Elizabeth Jane Maddox was born on July 18, 1988, in Apple Valley, Calif., and departed this life on Sunday, Dec. 28, in Prague, at the age of 20.

Elizabeth, the daughter of Larry Dale and Candice Denise (Beutler) Maddox, was a resident of Prague. She graduated from Prague High School with the class of 2007 where she excelled in all sports.

During her senior year, her basketball team played in the state tournament, and the softball team won the state championship. Liz was selected to the fast-pitch all-state team as a catcher.

She was attending Seminole State College on a softball scholarship. Liz was a member of the Prague United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Don and Patricia Maddox, and Alvin L. "Bud" Beutler; and one brother, Donald Alan Maddox.

Survivors include her parents, Larry and Candice Maddox, of Prague; brother, Kenneth Dale Maddox of Stillwater; sister and brother-in-law, Danielle and Roger Reeder, of Ada; grandmother, Beulah Beutler, of Prague; nephew and niece, Brayden and Kadence Reeder, of Ada; and many friends and relatives.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 at 10 a.m., at the First Baptist Church, in Prague with Bro. Tim Emmons and Rev. Starland Davis officiating. Interment will follow at the Prague Cemetery.

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

A guest book is available to share your memories on-line.

Please visit www.ParksBrothers.net

 

 

 

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Edwin Madkins

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Edwin Bryce Madkins are schedule for 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Arrangements are under the direction of Walker Funeral Home, Shawnee.

Madkins, 36, of Shawnee, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2008 in Shawnee. He was born Feb. 4, 1972 in Wewoka to Junior Ray and LaDosca Jean Madkins.

At the time of his death, Madkins was employed with Eaton Corporation of Shawnee.

His mother preceded him in death.

Surviving is his father Junior Ray Madkins of Wewoka; brothers: Delvin Lawrence Thompson and William Irby Shaw, of Seminole; and sisters, Tammy kemp of Mesquite, Texas, Shelley Johnson of Wewoka, and Kelly Barkus of Shawnee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alivea Malone

Graveside services for Alivea Nevaeh Malone, daughter of Konawa residents Jason and Annette Malone, are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, 2008 at Vamoosa Cemetery in Konawa.

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

Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate.

Malone died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008 at Children’s Hospital in Dallas, Texas at the age of 2 ½ months.

She was born on May 14, 2008 in Lubbock, Texas to Jason and Annette (Zambrano) Malone.

Malone is survived by her parents, of the home; grandparents, Danny and Linda Malone of Harrah, and Rosa and Adam Cisneros of Demitt, Texas; great-grandparents, Lester and Wanda Malone of Choctaw; one brother, Andrew Malone, Harrah; and five sisters, Danielle Malone of Harrah, Alice Malone of Harrah, and Athena, Alexandria, and Angel Malone, all of Demitt, Texas.

 

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Chebon

Martin

No-ko-se Scott Martin, age 24 died on Monday, Aug 25, in Oklahoma City. He was born to Rose C. Botone and Lloyd P. Martin.

He played basketball and worked on graffiti art. He was also a wild land firefighter and Heritage Resource Technician for the Caddo Nation.

A prayer service /wake was held at 7p.m., Wednesday.

Funeral services will be at 10a.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Caddo Cultural Center, with the Revs. Delfred and Elenor Whitecrow officiating. Internment will follow at the Caddo Nation Tribal Cemetery, located 1 mile south and ¾ mile east of Binger Y.

Services are under the direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home.

He is survived by his mother; Rose Botone, of Binger, father; Lloyd Martin, of Seminole, four sisters; Morningstar Botone, Lawton, Eliza Botone, Yukon, E-cho Hok-tv Martin, Hollywood, Fla., and Winter Star Martin, McDonald, Kan., and one brother; Lance Martin, Manderson S.D.

 

Nelda Martin

Funeral Services for former Wewoka resident Nelda Jo (Moreland) Martin, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 at Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Delmer Hume officiating.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Martin was born Aug. 25, 1939 in Wewoka to James W. and Rena (Hanning) Moreland.

She graduated from Wewoka High School and worked as a pre-school teacher in Sand Springs-Tulsa area.

She has lived in the Claremore for five years and Sand Springs for 20 years

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leonard; one son, Tracy Allen Martin; one sister, Jane Houser; and one grandson, Robert Michael Hodge.

Survivors include: five daughters: Davanna Kay Tillman, Claremore, Nelda Louise Martin, Lawton, Debbie Repp, Claremore, Tammy Michelle Norman, Edgerton, Kan., and Kristy Gaye Goswick, Carthage, Mo.; four sons: Rodney Jay Dee Martin, Holdenville; Rondel Keith Martin, Sand Springs, Kevin Alwayne Martin, Sand Springs, and Michael Leonard Martin, Ardmore; sisters: Marion (Sawyer) Cain, Lorene Romeno, and Leta Drewery; brothers: James (Bud) Moreland and Jackie (Porkey) Moreland; 28 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Contributions maybe to Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church, PO Box 1318, Wewoka, OK 74884.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Doyle Matthews

Funeral services for Konawa native William Doyle Matthews are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Craig Long officiating.

Interment is to follow at Konawa City Cemetery at approximately 4 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Hutchins-Maples Funeral Home in Bristow.

Matthews, 76, died on Monday, May 12, 2008 in Bristow. He was born June 25, 1931 to William Henry and Vera (Fink) Matthews in Konawa.

He graduated from Konawa High School in 1949. On June 20, 1949, he and Florine Carman were united in marriage in Gainsville, Texas. To this union, four children were born; Ron, Brenda, Kevin and Lori.

Matthews moved to Bristow in 1952 where he owned and operated Matthews Company and Matthews Drilling. Although he was involved in many areas, his true enjoyment was his horses and cattle.

His parents preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Florine of the Bristow home; two sons: Ron Matthews and Kevin Matthews, both of Bristow; two daughters: Brenda Morris of Bristow and Lori Hagan of Sapulpa; one brother, Kenneth Matthews of Konawa; one sister, JoNell Coleman of Bristow; nine grandchildren: and one great-grandchild.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Artie Maxwell

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Artie Anne (Reames) Maxwell are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Konawa Assembly of God Church.

Interment is to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery with Rev. Wesley Martin officiating and Rev. Steve Lowrance assisting.

Maxwell died Wednesday, April 16, 2008 in Seminole. She was born July 26, 1920 in Sasakwa to William T. and Nevada "Vada" (Lane) Reames.

On Nov. 2, 1936 she married Lonnie E. Maxwell in Konawa. She was a homemaker and lived in and around Konawa for many years.

She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Konawa and moved to Seminole in 2001 following the death of her husband in May 2001.

Her parents; husband; two brothers, Jesse Reames and Gene Reames; two sisters: Ruby Alkire and Effie Shipley; and two grandchildren, preceded her in death.

Surviving are three daughters: Kathleen Parks of Seminole, Evyleen Lemmings of Konawa, and Dorothy Starling of Wewoka; four sons: Bobby Joe Maxwell of Harrah, Loyd Maxwell of Konawa, Edward Lee Maxwell of Konawa and J.L. Maxwell of Seminole; three brothers: G.W. Reames of Washington, Edgar Remes of California, and Vernon Remes of Idaho; 28 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be: grandsons; Steve Parks, Eddie Lemmings, Kevin Staring, Paul Maxwell, Joe Maxwell, Jesse Maxwell, Gunnar Maxwell, Lloyd Parks, Ray Maxwell, Roger Staring, Keith Maxwell, Christopher Maxwell and William Maxwell.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alethea McBurnette

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident Alethea Marie McBurnette are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka.

Services are under the direction of Moore Eastlawn Chapel.

McBurnette, age 79, of Tulsa, died Friday, April 18, 2008 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. She was born Sept. 3, 1928 in Oilton, Okla., to Frank and Edna Watson Mikeman.

On April 20, 1947 she married Jack D. McBurnette in Wewoka and the couple were married for 59 years, just two days short of their 60th wedding anniversary.

She was a retired receptionist for Dr. Joseph Diggs Dental Practice.

Surviving is her husband of the home; one daughter, Penny Quinnelly of Wagoner; two grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one brother, Randall Mikeman of Oklahoma City.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 Northeast 13th St., Oklahoma City, Ok 73104.

 

Jonnie McCaslin

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident Jonnie E. McCaslin are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Leland Hall officiating.

Interment is to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Jonnie E. McCaslin passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at Metroplex Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Grand Prairie, Texas at the age of 92. She was born on Dec. 6, 1915 in Vestee, Ark., to Celia Ann (Hardin) and John Wesley Mainord.

She graduated from Bowlegs High School in 1933 and was a homemaker. She married Virgil James McCaslin on Feb. 3, 1936 in Seminole; he preceded her in death on May 8, 1994.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law: James and Violet McCaslin of Allen, Texas and Bill and Brenda McCaslin of Grand Prairie, Texas; one brother, Glover Mainord of Shawnee; and two sisters; Wanda McPherren of Midwest City and Thelma Legard of Shawnee.

She is also survived by five grandchildren: Tamara Bryan, Amy Hooper, Leah McFarlin, Lisa Drew and Lana Sellers and eight great-grandchildren: Shae Bryan, Jared and Jordan McFarlin, Abby Grace and Lily Cooper, Gentry and Zachary Drew and Buffie Sellers.

Her parents, Celia and John Mainord; husband, James McCaslin; and numerous brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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McClure

Funeral services for, longtime Seminole resident, Chub McClure are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. A burial will follow at Little Cemetery, North of Seminole.

Haskell was born on Nov. 24, 1939, in Shawnee, to Haskell R. and Freeda (Knappenberger) McClure. He was raised in Spaulding, and moved to Seminole in 1956 where he graduated from Seminole High School.

He served in the United States Army for over 11 years where he was in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a paratrooper and served a tour in Vietnam; he also served as crew chief on the U1A Otter Helicopter and earned the rank of Sergeant, after his discharge from the military. The family owned and operated a bottling company, in Seminole, in the early 1970’s.

He is survived by his former wife and the mother of his children, Patricia Johnson, of Seminole; two daughters, Pam Best, of Morrison, Colo. and J’ona Moritz, of Moreno Valley, Calif.; two sons, Barry McClure, of McAlester and Keith McClure, of Oklahoma City; sisters, Verldine "Geri" Huston, of Shawnee, and Carrie Jean "C.J." Brasier, of Choctaw.

He is also survived by four grandchildren: Nicole McClure, KeiShawnda Green, Dylan McClure and Brenna Pierce; two great grandchildren, Landon Nicholas Limar and Theron Wayne Pierce and good friend Mel Johnson, of Seminole. He will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews: Terry Boen, Donita Parker, Kellea Akkah, Michael Lee, Keisha Bachman and Carrie Huston.

Chub was a very adventurous and unique person and he loved to joke with people he cared about.

Pallbearers will be: Jim Robertson, John Anthony, Cliff Brasier, Mel Johnson and Willard Conner.

 

 

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Bonnie McClure-Harjo

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole resident Bonnie Rae McClure-Harjo are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Ernest Best and Charley O’Daniel officiating.

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

A wake service is scheduled for 6:30 Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Bonnie, 56 of Oklahoma City, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008 at her home. She was born Nov. 4, 1951 in Talihina to Richard Harjo and Elizabeth (Deer) Harjo.

She attended Strother School and was a member of the Marantha Baptist Church of Western Oaks in Bethany. Bonnie attended Snake Creek Baptist Church in Little before moving to Oklahoma City.

She moved to Oklahoma City in 1964 and was married to Saulton McClure of Oklahoma City. Bonnie was a homemaker.

Her mother; three nephews: Christian Lusty, Joseph Harjo, and Kutcha Harjo; and one niece, Kimberly Clark, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her father, Richard Harjo of Oklahoma City; three sons and daughter-in-law, Adrian and Melissa McClure, Jessie McClure, and Israel McClure, all of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Eleanor Garcia of Oklahoma City; five brothers: Charles Deer of Sherman, Texas, Bill Tiger of Norman, Sandy Harjo of Seminole, Richard Harjo Jr. of Oklahoma City, and Bobby Harjo of Shiprock, N.M.; five sisters: Elizabeth Berkley of Shawnee, Linda Gonzales, Birdie Martinez, Grace Trevizo, and Brenda Harjo, all of Oklahoma City; two grandchildren, Reese Garcia and Juan Garcia; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Casket bearers for the services will be: David Harjo, Jimmy Harjo, Jeremy Harjo and Anthony Hawkins.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Elliot McCosar

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Elliot "Mac" McCosar Jr. are scheduled for Wednesday, July 9 at 10 a.m. in the McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Hager officiating.

Interment will be held at 2 p.m. in the family cemetery located in Wewoka with Rev. Malcom Tiger officiating.

McCosar died on Thursday, July 3, 2008 in the Pawhuska Nursing home at the age of 74.

He was born on October 3, 1933 in Wewoka to Elliot Sr. and Lucy (Walker) McCosar.

He moved to Pawhuska in 1970 and worked for a grocery store for many years.

McCosar also managed a local restaurant in Pawhuska for 15 years and was employed for a while with ALCO.

He served as a counselor at the Osage County Youth Services.

McCosar’s hobbies included fishing and watching sports. He devoted several years to coaching local softball and baseball teams.

McCosar was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army for two years.

He was a member of the Creek-Seminole Tribe of Indians and a former member of the Pawhuska Elks Lodge.

Survivors include his son Shawn McCosar, Pawhuska; three grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends.

Elliot McCosar

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Elliot "Mac" McCosar Jr. are scheduled for Wednesday, July 9 at 10 a.m. in the McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Hager officiating.

Interment will be held at 2 p.m. in the family cemetery in Wewoka with Rev. Malcom Tiger officiating.

McCosar died on Thursday, July 3, 2008, in the Pawhuska Nursing home at the age of 74.

He was born on October 3, 1933, in Wewoka to Elliot McCosar Sr. and Lucy (Walker) McCosar.

McCosar moved to Pawhuska in 1970 and worked for a grocery store for many years.

McCosar also managed a local restaurant in Pawhuska for 15 years, and was employed by ALCO.

He served as a counselor at the Osage County Youth Services.

McCosar’s hobbies included fishing and watching sports. He devoted several years to coaching local softball and baseball teams.

McCosar was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army for two years.

He was a member of the Creek-Seminole Tribe and a former member of the Pawhuska Elks Lodge.

Survivors include his son Shawn McCosar, Pawhuska; three grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends.

Edna

McDonald

Longtime Seminole resident Edna McDonald passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the age of 86.

Edna was born to Orville and Mattie Snodgrass on a cattle ranch east of Coldwater, Kan. on Dec 31, 1921. She came to Seminole with her parents during the oil boom in 1926, living in tents as her dad worked in the oil fields.

She attended school at Little Mt. View and Mt. View High School. She married Bill McDonald in November of 1939. Edna worked at Tinker Field during World War II installing hydraulic systems in bombers. After the war she and Bill moved to Stonewall, to the County Line area, and then back to Seminole. After Seminole they lived in Cromwell, Cushing, Tulsa and Jenks.

While living in Jenks she worked for the Jenks School system in the food department. She was a devoted wife and mother to a son and daughter William H. and Betty Ilene.

Edna was an excellent craftsman, besides needle and crochet she also did ceramics, but best of all she was a painter, mostly oil doing landscape and stills also some reverse paintings.

After Bill retired in 1983 they returned to Seminole spending most of the time in their recreation vehicle. Together they spent their winters in the Rio Grand Valley near the Mexican border and their summers in the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico. They lived full time in the Fifth Wheel RV for about 9 years.

Most of all Edna was a Christian she was baptized by Brother C.R. Nichol, in Seminole early in her life. Edna is survived by her husband, Bill; son, WM H. McDonald, of Tulsa; daughter, Betty Boggs, of Haskell; one grandson, Troy Boggs, of Haskell; one granddaughter, Rachel McDonald, of Brunswick, Ga.; and one great granddaughter, Georgia, of Brunswick, She is also survived by one brother, Loren Snodgrass, of Perry, and one sister, Marlene Harris, of Elk City.

Her parents and two sisters preceded her in death.

Casket bearers will be: Melvin Thompson, Roy Boydstun, Leon McDonald, Steve McDonald, Bradley McDonald, and David Harris.

Honorary Bearers will be: Cecil Sullivan, Jack Mattingly, Gary Snow, Stacy Kinsey, Tommy Mills, Lee Stillwell and James Vanlandingham.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Seminole Church of Christ, 4200 North Highway 99 with Chris Stinnett and Frank Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery, in Little.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 100 W. Strothers, Seminole.

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

 

 

Reta

McDonald

Shawnee resident Reta Jean McDonald went to be with the Lord and Savior on Monday, Dec. 22, age 75,

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday Dec. 27, at 2 p.m., at Walker Funeral Service Chapel. Mike Taylor will officiate.

She was born March 20, 1933, in Chandler, to Carl Ivan and Jewell Martha (Brown) Reid.

She attended Chandler High School and married Robert Dean McDonald, on Aug. 17, 1951, in Chandler.

McDonald was a secretary at Sequoyah and Wilson Elementary Schools, and Oral Roberts University, in Tulsa. From 1989 to early 2008 she worked at Cinema Center, in Shawnee.

She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, read, traveled, and spent time with family.

Surviving her are her daughters, DeAnn Hawkins and husband Jeff, Marsha Ann Craig; grandchildren, Derek Hawkins, Chesca Craig-Goodell and husband, Jeff, Zachary Craig and wife Lindsey; great-grandchildren, Ava Goodell and Brayden Goodell; sister, Pat Marriott and husband Ron, and many other loving relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death is her husband, Robert Dean McDonald.

Services are under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.

 

 

 

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Elvon

McGuire

Elvon "Bud" Leroy McGuire, age 89, died Sunday, Nov. 9, at his residence, in Konawa.

He was born on Sept.16, 1919, in Chickasha, to James Porter McGuire and Ruthe (Cooper) McGuire. He married June (Roquemore) Easley on Sept. 26, 2005, in Holdenville.

He was and aircraft mechanic and a member of the American Legion, in Konawa. He camped, and traveled, and went to church.

He is survived by his wife, June McGuire, of the home; two sons, James McGuire, of Lexington, and Ronnie McGuire, of Sanger, Texas; one brother, Richard McGuire, of Tucson, Ariz.; and two sisters, Naomi Mitchell, of Tulsa, and Georgia Farmer, of Clovis, Calif.; eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Ruthe McGuire; his first wife, Veneta, who died in 1991; one daughter, Carol Faye McCraw who died in 2004; two brothers; and one sister.

Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13th, at First Baptist Church, of Konawa. Burial with U.S. Army Military Honors will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery, in Sulphur, James Swain will officiate.

Pallbearers are Marvin Patterson, Larry Mays, Bill Isaacs, Greg Gray, Van Chew, and Donn Pease. Honorary pallbearers are Stanley Johnson and Landis Clark.

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

 

 

 

 

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Lorene Mercer

Graveside Services for Seminole resident Lorene Mercer, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 23, 2008 at Holdenville Cemetery in Holdenville with Chris Stinnett officiating the service.

Mercer, 90, died on May 20, 2008 in Shawnee.

She was born December 8, 1917 in Lamar, Oklahoma to Elena (Thompson) Cox and George Cox.

She married William Claud Jackson who preceded her in death on February 1, 1947.

She later moved to Seminole 18 years ago from Elk City.

Mercer worked as a Supervisor for Southwestern Bell until her retirement and was also a member of the Seminole Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons; Dan Jackson, Holdenville, and Lee Cox, Pampa, Texas and one stepson, Wendell Mercer, Littleton, Colorado.

Also surviving are two grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a host of other family and dear friends.

Casket bearers will include Gary Lane, Roger Lane, Teddy Tedford, Justin Murrell, Garland Wright and David Haskins.

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

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family online at swearingenfuneral home.com.



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Charles Middleton

Charles Raymond "Sam" Middleton was born on June 7, 1934, in Seminole County, and departed this life on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at his home in Meeker, at the age of 73.

Funeral services were held today at 3 p.m., at the Prague Cemetery with Bro. Tim Emmons officiating.

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

Raymond, the son of Herbert Elmer and Donnis Marie (Burkhalter) Middleton, had been a resident of the Prague area most of his life.

He was married to Barbara Jane Johnson on March 24, 1954 and she preceded him in death on Jan. 1, 2000. He was a retired machinist and mechanic.

He was also preceded in death by parents, three brothers and three sisters.

Raymond was a Veteran, having served with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Betty Middleton of Macomb, Raymond Gene and Vickey Middleton of Paden; one daughter and son-in-law, Darla Jane and Joe Dugger of Texas; one brother, Kenneth Middleton of Bethany; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

 

Edith Milburn

Funeral services for Shawnee resident Edith Anna Milburn are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Cooper Funeral Chapel with Rev. Will Bentley officiating.

Burial is to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Milburn, 95, died Monday, May 12, 2008 in Shawnee. She was born July 27, 1912 in Tribbey, Okla., to Walter D. and Nannie S. (West) Whitaker.

She was raised and lived most of her life in Trousdale and the surrounding area. She moved to Tecumseh in 1972. Milburn graduated from Tecumseh High School.

On Nov. 26, 1930 she married Calvin C. Milburn in Tecumseh and she was a homemaker, as well as a helper to her husband on the farm.

She was a member of the Broadway United Methodist Church in Tecumseh and she enjoyed doing crafts.

Her parents and husband (Dec. 4, 1991) preceded her in death.

Surviving is daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and James H. Rogers of Wewoka; grandchildren: Deborah and Robert Gale of Muldrow, Okla., and Dale and Donna Rogers of Las Vegas, Nev.; two great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billy G. (Yogi) Miller

A memorial service for the brother of two Wewoka residents is scheduled for Saturday, July 5 at 1 p.m. a Wewoka Indian Baptist Church.

Miller, 58, died on June 16, 2008 in Claremore.

He was born on September 21, 1949 in Wewoka Oklahoma to Amos and Edna Miller.

Miller was a welder by trade.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles D. Miller and sister Theresa Miller.

Four brothers; Johnny Miller, Tulsa, Lewis Miller, Oklahoma City, Solomon Miller, Choctaw, Mike Miller, Shawnee; two sisters, Sally Harrod and Suzanne Lackey, Wewoka, and a host of nephews, nieces, family and friends survive Miller.

 

Dealva Miller

Dealva (Austin) Miller, age 84, died Saturday, Oct. 4, in Holdenville.

Services were scheduled for 10a.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Konawa. Rev. Kevin Wright will officiate, and burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Miller was born Nov. 30, 1923, in Shamrock, Texas, to T.J. Austin and Emma Cora (Beaty) Austin. She married Otto Miller on Nov. 29, 1941, in Perryton, Texas.

She served as a Nurses Aid for twenty-five years. She moved to Oklahoma from Texas in 1986. She cooked, sewed, and did housekeeping and was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Konawa.

She is survived by, two sons, Sam Miller and Tommy Miller, both of Holdenville; one brother, Boyd Neal Austin, of Canadian, Texas; two sisters, Alice Lister, of Shamrock, Texas, and Alta Mae Scott, of Borger, Texas.

Her parents; her husband, Otto Miller; and one sister, Juanita Kenny, preceded her in death.

 

 

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Eula Mills

Funeral services for former longtime Seminole County resident Eula Mae Mills are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole, with Don Gill officiating.

Eulsa will be buried at the Little Cemetery with services being under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Eula, 95, died Tuesday, June 10, 2008 in her daughter’s home in Ventura, Calif., after a prolonged illness. She was born July 4, 1912 in Valley View, Texas to Frank and Nettie Thomas.

She grew up and lived the vast majority of her life in and around Seminole and only moved to California with her family in 2005 due to her advanced age.

Eula’s sole passion in life was her husband Leon, and her church community. She was a loving and devoted wife to Leon, who died a very early death, and mother to Betty.

She adored her granddaughter, Janet; her grandson, Russ; and her great-granddaughter, Jordan. Janet preceded her in death.

The family would like to express their special thanks and appreciation to the family and friends who went above and beyond over the years in both Seminole and Ventura.

Your love and support in all its forms made an incredibly difficult situation workable and bearable.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests consideration of contributions to a favorite charity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reford Mills

Longtime Seminole resident Reford Eugene Mills went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Oct. 20, at his home at the age of 72. 

He was born on April 18, 1936 in Alex, to Albert Brookshire and Claudia Clarissa "Bo" (Keith) Mills.

He married Verleah Carol (Pitts) Mills on June 9, 1957, in Seminole.

In 1958 he worked for R.G. Scott Well Service and later worked for Oklahoma Sub Pumps where he built and repaired oilfield pumps.  He worked in the Seminole Oilfield for over forty years, retiring in 2005.  

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church and was a former officer of the Seminole Elks Lodge where he served as Trustee and Outer Guard.  He enjoyed camping and fishing with his family.

He is survived by his wife of over 51 years, Carol Mills, of the home, two sons and daughters-in-law: Michael and Connie Mills, of Seminole, Shelldon and Eiko Mills, of Oklahoma City, two daughters and a son-in-law: Regina Maxwell, of Plano, Texas and Toni and Donnie Pack, of Murphy, Texas, two brothers and sisters-in-law: Bobby Dale Mills and wife Ranee and Sammy Lewis Mills and wife Dorothy, of Alex, two sisters and a brother-in-law: Reba Nell Chandler and husband Leroy, of Lindsey, and Joyce Elaine Dees, of Alex.  Seven grandchildren: Kristie Hoskins, David Aaron Redwine, Darla Demmings, Terry Neese, Ashlei Merideth, Derrick Pack and Kylina Mills, seven great grandchildren, Kylee Hoskins, Hayley Merideth, Mylee Pack, Dalton Wise, Courtney Wise, Jessica Neese and Colton Neese and a host of other family and friends. 

He is preceded in death by his parents and one grandson Marcus Eugene Mills. 

Pallbearers will be:  Bobby Dale Mills, Bobby Dale Mills, Jr., Douglas Gene Dees, Ronnie Dean Dees, and Lawrence Dale Babb, and Sammy Lewis Mills.

Honorary Bearers:  Wade Ashlon Budge, Patrick Eugene Lee, Robert Edward Lee, Russell Neal Moyer and Bobby Wayne McCurdy. 

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Donnie Knight officiating.  Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole. 

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

 

 

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Tyson Mills

Funeral services for Tyson Lynn Mills of Chickasha are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the McRay Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Charles Bishop will officiate.

Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home. Interment is to follow at Carnegie Cemetery in Carnegie.

Mills, 19, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008 in Chickasha. He was born Feb. 9, 1989 in Chickasha to Rodger B. Mills and Kimberly Oliphant Mills Jones.

His grandfather, Norman Claude Oliphant, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his father, Rodger Mills of Seminole; mother, Kimberly Jones of Chickasha; grandmother, Muriel Marie Oliphant of Chickasha; and grandparents, Gene and Nellie Mills of Ft. Cobb.

Edwardine Miner

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Edwardine Miner are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery with Lendal Bolin officiating.

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

Edwardine F. Miner, 81, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008 in Oklahoma City. She was born in Pochantas, Ark. on July 22, 1926 to Berna (Hastin) and Edward L. Finley.

She married Ralph E. Miner on June 28, 1947 in Wewoka, where they lived for 47 years until his passing in 1994.

Throughout her lifetime, she worked in her family grocery store, was SWBT operator, a kindergarten teacher, and registrar at Wewoka High School.

She loved being involved with all her family, many friends, and her community. Her faith was strong and she was a longtime member of the Wewoka Church of Christ and later joined the Oklahoma City Mayfair Church of Christ.

After her husband’s passing, she moved to Oklahoma City where she continued her community involvement by serving as a volunteer at Integris Baptist Hospital.

She loved her family deeply and was involved with and close to each one, passing on to each one her strong family values. She made many friends and nurtured those relationships her whole life.

Edwardine was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and her only sister and her husband, Alda Belle and Gordon Ratliff.

She is survived by two sons and their wives: Greg and Lynda Sue, Patrick and Linda Gail; two daughters: Alda Kay Miner and Alison Miner; niece and husband, Barbara and Joe King; Ralph’s surviving sisters, June Grimes and Betty Brooks and husband Jim.

She also leaves behind six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends, each of which she cherished.

 

 

 

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Daniel Minnich

Funeral services for Seminole resident Daniel Keith Minnich are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Seminole First Baptist Church with Rev. Paschael Bevins and Rev. Bill Crow officiating.

Mass is scheduled to take place on Friday at 12 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on Okemah with Father Peter Phung, Father Matthew Brown and Father George Pupios officiating.

Burial is to follow the mass at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah. Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah.

Minnich, 23, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008 in Oklahoma City. He was born Sept. 5, 1984 in Oklahoma City to Rickey Edwin Minnich and Jo Ann Epperson Minnich.

He was a 2003 graduate of Okemah High School and a 2005 graduate of Seminole State College. Currently he was attending East Central University and was preparing to graduate in May 2008 with a teaching degree.

Minnich was a student and volunteer fireman. He and his fiancée were planning a June 7, 2008 wedding ceremony.

He enjoyed golf, fishing, hunting, four wheeling, firefighting and baseball. He attended Free Will Baptist Church and was a member of good standing of the St. Theresa Catholic Church in Okemah.

Surviving is his fiancée, Kelly Michelle Grant of Seminole; his mother of Okemah; his father of Del City; two brothers: Andrew Minnich of Okemah and Preston Minnich of Oklahoma City; one sister, Michelle Minnich of Okemah; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Dwight Epperson of Okemah; paternal grandparents, Charles and Thelma Minnich of Guthrie; fiancée’s parents, Mike and Jerry Pat Grant of Seminole; and his fiancée’s grandparents, Jerry and Patsy McGehee of Seminole.

Pall bearers will be: Seth Tinsley, Rufus Reed, Dustin Ford, Aaron Williamson, Jason Hudson, Andrew Minnich and Preston Minnich.

An account has been established at the Citizen’s State Bank of Okemah in Minnich’s name and is to be used for scholarships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daniel Moody

Funeral services for Strother graduate Daniel Levi Moody are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Choctaw Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Don Lawson officiating.

Burial is to follow at Sunny Lane Cemetery in Oklahoma City. Services are under the direction of Walker Funeral Service, Shawnee.

Danny Moody, 56 of Shawnee died Saturday, May 3, 2008 at a local hospital. He was born July 7, 1951 in Oklahoma City to Levi Moody and Patsy Ruth (Stubbs) Moody.

He graduated from Strother High School in 1969 and attended East Central University in Ada. In 1976 he married Lisa Pamberton in Lawton.

Danny worked for 28 years with Motorola before retiring as a sales team leader. Being a salesman was his lot in life and he was a genuine "people person". Those characteristics showed in every aspect of his life.

He was proud of being a member of the Galvin Masters, a highly regarded group within Motorola. He was also a longtime member of World Wide Church of God.

In his own words, "It’s all about a positive attitude and relationships!"

His mother, Patsy Ruth Moody, and his stepmother, Evelyn Moody, preceded him in death.

Danny’s life was his family and friends. Those who survive him are: wife, Lisa Moody of the home; two sons: Brad Moody and wife Marcy of McLoud, and Blake Moody and wife Ashley of Midwest City; twin grandsons: Parker Daniel Moody and Peyton Levi Moody; father, Levi Moody of Shawnee; one brother, David Moody and wife Pamela of Japan; two sisters: Rhonda Cain of Reno, Nev., and Deborah Hoosier and husband Jim of Ft. Worth, Texas; three step-sisters: Karen Grace and husband Terry of Earlsboro, Elaine Armstrong of Oklahoma City, and Linda Warden and husband Lynn of Seminole; and several nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Dan Moody Athletic Scholarship Fund at any BancFirst location.

 

 

 

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Joyce Moor

Joyce Ann Oaks Moor, 70 years old, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. at St. John's hospital in Tulsa. Joyce battled RA for 30 years and succumbed to many complications from the disease.

Joyce was born in Okmulgee,

Jan. 9, 1938, to Earl and Alma Oaks. She graduated from Wewoka High School in 1956 and attended Oklahoma University was member of Alpha Chi Omega. She is survived by: her husband of 24 years, Jonathan W. Moor of Broken Arrow; sister, Karyl Oaks Welch and husband Bob of Denison, Texas; brother, Jim Oaks and wife Dee of Pottsboro, Texas; and step-son, Jay Moor of Oologah; nephew, Robb McCauley and wife Terry of Austin, Texas; grand niece, Sara McCauley of Austin, Texas; grand nephew, Chris Branum of Austin, Texas; nieces, Jenna Oaks, Audra Oaks; and nephew, Barrett Oaks all of McKinney, Texas; aunts, Alice Oaks of Wichita, Kan and Virginia Lee Oaks and husband, Vince of Houston, Texas; sister-in-laws: Jackie Miller and husband Jerry of Cedar, Minn; Kenna Thompson and husband Walt of Mankato, Minn.

Services were held Saturday, August 9th at Moore Southlawn Chapel, Okmulgee.

Share memories at www.moorefuneral.com Joyce Ann Oaks Moor.

Condolences can be sent to Karyl Welch at 520 Bryan Dr., Denison, Texas.

 

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Bertha Moore

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Bertha Marie Moore are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger, Texas.

Moore, 73, died Saturday, March 22, 2008 in Borger, Texas. She was born June 18, 1934 in Weldy, Okla.

She moved to Borger in August 2007 so that her daughter could care for her. Moore was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Her daughter, Brenda Maples; two sisters; and four brothers, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her son, Bob Howard Moore, Jr., of Seminole; two daughters: Linda McCulley of Grand Prairie, Texas, Bobbie Herrera of Borger; brother, Richard Butts of Dover, Okla.; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

 

Geneva Moore

Funeral services for Wichita Falls resident Geneva Moore will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of the First United Methodist Church of Wichita Falls, with Rev. John Dillard, associate pastor, officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.

Geneva Moore, 75, died Friday, Feb. 29, 2008. She was born Oct. 27, 1932, in Hollis, Okla.

Mrs. Moore worked as a cashier at the 9th Street Food Store for many years.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Vivian Victoria Mast; brother, Elmer B. Taylor, Jr.; sister, Wynemio Boyd; and her brother, Billy Hoover.

Survivors include her husband, J. Doug Moore of Wichita Falls; son, Buddy Murray and wife, Candy of Wichita Falls; daughter, Valerie Jane Cook and husband, Larry of Wichita Falls; daughter, Janet Susan Anglin and husband, Harden of Wichita Falls; and son, Daryl Moore of Wichita Falls; father, Sam Howard Hoover of Aransas Pass; sister, Patricia Sue Diesker of Wichita Falls; brother, L. R. Collier of Riverside, California; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

 In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Morgan

Funeral services for James Monroe Morgan of Harrah are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Calvary Christian Center, Del City, with Rev. Paul Sharp officiating.

Interment is to follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home, Midwest City.

Morgan, 71, died Monday, March 17, 2008. He was born Dec. 7, 1936 in Sapulpa to Sterling and Cora Mae Morgan.

He married former Seminole resident Roberta Quinalty and was a longtime member of Calvary Christian Center.

Morgan served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from Yellow Freight as a cross-country truck driver.

His parents; one sister, Mildred Bigger; and three brothers: Delmar Fouts, Thomas Fouts, and Gene Fouts, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home, and brother, Joe Morgan of Owasso.

 

 

 

Helen

Morphis

Funeral Services for Helen Darlene Morphis Julian are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday Dec. 12, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Freeman officiating and interment, at Little Cemetery.

Morphis was born Feb. 1, 1933, in Old Butner. She was graduate of Castle High School. She married Leon Delbert Julian (Semi) and he preceded her in death in 1968.

Survivors include her children, Terry Julian, of Wewoka, Andrea Thornton Calvert, of Wewoka, Leonda Lucas, of Oklahoma City; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers and Sisters, Barbara Shackelford, of Wewoka, Audrey Miller, of Blackwell, Herb Morphis, of Cromwell, Sue Larney, of Horntown, and Alan Morphis, of Alabama.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Ted and Ila Morphis and brother, Jerry Morphis

Pallbearers are Terry Julian Willman Leon, Dyan Justin, Kyle Julian, and Casey Lucas.

Honorary Bearers are Jackson Lucas, Keith Rusty, and Bob Shackelford.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

A guest book is available at wwwphillipsfuneralservice.com.

 

Harlan

Moses

Harlan "Skeezie" Wayne Moses died Friday, Dec. 19, at St. Anthony's Hospital, in Oklahoma City. He was born Jan. 29, 1956, in Taliina, to Sam and Josephine (McGertt) Moses.

A wake was scheduled for Monday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. at Hilltop Indian Presbyterian Church.

Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m. at Hilltop Indian Presbyterian Church.

Officiating will be Rev. TJ Fixico and Rev. Larry Harrison

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Moses, of the home; sister, Suzanna Moses, of Wewoka; three daughters, Sharlene Stewart, Josephine Weaver and Eilene Moses; son Emmanuel Moses; step-son Charles Yargee; and six grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents; sisters, Sandra Faye Moses and Rosetta Moses; and brother, Harold Moses.

Pallbearers are Ray Trevino, Roy Martin, Junior Harjo, Jermaine Weaver, Tony Yargee and Frankie Harjo.

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

Guest book online at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

 

Lowell Mosley

Longtime Seminole resident Lowell W. Mosley died on Nov. 12, 2008, at his home.

He was born Jan. 1, 1922, in Lexington to Willie Vester and Stella Mae (Cheatwood) Mosley.

He retired as a pulling unit operator in 1986.

He married Lucille Kathryn (Sands) on March 25, 1943, in Arkansas.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille Mosley of the home, daughter Yevonne Campbell of Shawnee.

He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Billy, Curtis and Ralph Mosley, one grandson, and one great grandson.

A private family service will be held.

Ruth Muliken

Ruth E. (Benscoter) Mulliken, 94 year-old Seminole, resident died Thursday, Dec. 18, at Seminole Estates Care Center, in Seminole. She was born June 2, 1914, in Clay Township, Iowa to Effie (Traister) Benscoter and Fay Benscoter.

She married Kenneth Colivin Mulliken on Feb. 9, 1941, in Iowa and he preceded her in death.

Mulliken worked for Occidental Petroleum Company as a secretary until her retirement. She moved to Seminole from Iowa in 1996 to be close to her nephew Vernon Staley.

Survivors include one nephew, Vernon Staley, of Seminole and one niece, Clydeen Donnall, of Ft. Navaho, Ariz.

Preceding her in death are her parents; her husband, Kenneth Mulliken; two brothers, Ralph and Clyde Benscoter; three sisters, Irene Beckman, Ethel Speisser and Alma Thompson.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 20, at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

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

 

 

 

 

Georgia

Mullen

Lifelong Seminole county resident Georgia Mullen died Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Valley View Hospital, in Ada, at the age of 64.

She was born April 12, 1944, in Wolf, to William Leroy and Ruby Lwanda (Brown) Richards.

She married James Mullen on May 20, 1960, in Wolf; he survives her of the home. She is also survived by four sons, Wesley Mullen, of Shawnee, Curtis Mullen, of Maud, Michael Mullen, of Wolf, and Timmy Mullen, of Blanchard; two daughters, Dedra Mullen, of Maud and Michelle Mullen, of Newcastle; two sisters, Betty Richards, of Seminole and Barbara Burleson; of Jenks; 18 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and numerous other family, kids she would take in, and dear friends.

Her parents, maternal and paternal grandparents and one sister, Gladys Richards, precede her in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Brother Allen Wood officiating. Interment will follow at Wolf Cemetery, Wolf, Oklahoma.

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

 

 

 

Frank Mullins

Funeral services for Frank Mullins of Holdenville are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Holdenville First Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Murray officiating.

Burial is to follow at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home, Holdenville.

Mullins, 69, died Saturday, March 29, 2008. He was born July 7, 1938 in Ada to Chester and Erna Mullins.

He attended Holdenville Public Schools for 12 years and in 1956 he enlisted in the U.S, Navy, and after one tour he married his wife of 48 years, Pat.

In 1961, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and in December 1965 he became a commissioned officer upon graduating from Officer Candidate School.

During his military service, Mullins served one combat tour in Viet Nam, receiving the Bronze Star for gallantry. His overseas duties included two tours in Germany and a one-year tour in Korea.

He achieved the rank of Major in the U.S. Army, proudly serving his country until his retirement in July 1978.

After his retirement he and his wife returned to make their home in Holdenville. In 1993 Mullins once again retired after serving 15 years as Plant Manager of Wrangler plants located in Seminole, Okemah, and Coalgate.

He served as Deacon with the Holdenville Baptist Church, where he was known for preparing his sausage gravy and biscuits for the monthly men’s prayer breakfast.

His parents; sister, Wilma McDaniel; brothers: Wilburn Mullins, Jack Mullins, and Ronnie Mullins, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife; son, Michael Mullins of Fayetteville, N.C.; daughter, Michelle Pannell; five grandchildren; sisters: Joyce Donaho of San Antonio, Texas, Dorothy Williama of Holdenville, Patsy Cline of Lewisville, Texas, and June Jones of San Antonio, Texas; brothers: Bob Mullins of Oklahoma City, and William Mullins of Richmond, Va.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doyle

Murphy

Seminole resident Doyle Bernard Murphy passed away on Thursday, Oct. 16, in Seminole, Oklahoma at the age of 77.

He was one of thirteen children born on April 21, 1931 to Robert Lee and Essie Mae (Ford) Murphy, in Ark.

He moved to Seminole eight years ago from Okemah. He worked at Tinker Air Force Base and was a member of the American Legion Post # 204, in Seminole. He also served in the United States Army.

He married Carolyn Lou Musgrave, in Clarksville, Texas on Feb. 10, 1983. She survives him of the home; he is also survived by two daughters; Diane Marie and Richard Houck, of Seminole and Doris Jean Cameron, of Colbert, and one step-daughter, Dolores Jean Walker, of Oklahoma City, one brother and sister-in-law: Glen and Clara Murphy, of Ark., and one sister-in-law, Oma Murphy, 9 grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

His mother and father, one son, Doyle Dwayne Murphy and eleven brothers and sisters precede him in death.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20, at Little Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

 

 

 

Imogene

Mushinski

Imogene Brown Mushinski, 84, former longtime Seminole resident went to be with her Lord, Monday, Dec. 15, at her home, in Oklahoma City. Mrs. Mushinski was born July 11, 1924, in Seminole, to Virgil and Florence (Allstott) Brown.

Imogene was a waitress most of her adult working life in area restaurants. She was married to Frank J. Mushinski in 1944 in Fayetteville, N.C. Frank died on Jan. 28, 1999, after 54 years of marriage.

She is survived by three daughters, Jacqueline McKinney, of Oklahoma City, Patricia Brooks and husband Calvin, of Elon, N.C., Christine and husband Gene Ladusau, of Norman; three sons, Frank and his wife Paula Mushinski, of Bastrop, La., Stanley and his wife Linda Mushinski, of Alta Monte Springs, Fla., and Kennieth and his wife Marcie Mushinski, of Wrightstown, N.J.

She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one sister, Betty Lou Cox.

Funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 20, at 10 a.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole, with a viewing from 8 –10 a.m., Saturday morning. Burial will take place following the service at the Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole, with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Messages of condolences may be made online at: www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

Leonard

Myers

Leonard Ray Myers, 65, born March 10, 1943 passed away on Oct. 30. Leonard was a deacon at Brookwood Baptist Church. He taught Sunday school for years.

Leonard liked to watch and attend OU sports and enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Myers; sons, Tony Myers, Damon Myers, and Kendal Myers; grandchildren, Amanda Myers and Tanner Myers; brother, Ronald Myers and wife Carolyn; sister, Connie Jaggers and husband Roy.

He is preceded in death by parents, Melvin and Martha Myers; and son, Shawn Myers.

Services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, at Brookwood Baptist Church located at 8921 S. Walker, Oklahoma City.

Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, in Oklahoma City.

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

 

 

Maxine Myers

Cremation memorial services for longtime Seminole resident Maxine Marie Myers are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, east of Seminole, with Rev. Gary O. Wilburn officiating.

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

Myers, 86, died Wednesday, April 30, 2008 in Shawnee. She was born July 17, 1921 in Downs, Kan., to Charlie and Daisy (Larson) McConnell.

In 1947 she married Lee Myers and they were married for over 50 years before his death on Sept. 1, 1998.

She moved to Seminole in the late 1960s and she worked for the City of Seminole, delivering meals for senior citizens and drove the senior bus to run errands and take them to the Heritage House.

Surviving is her daughter, Barbara Hanson of Seminole; stepdaughter, Reba Yeksevich; one brother, Kenneth McConnell of Arizona; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

Samuel

Myers

Graveside service for Samuel Phillip Myers are scheduled for 10a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Tate Mountain Cemetery, with Rev. Charles Troglin and Rev. Randall Drake officiating.

Myers was born March 14, 1943 in Oceola, Ark. to Ralf and Evelyn (Dickson) Myers.

He was died Monday, Sept. 08, at his residence in Wewoka, .at the age of 65 years.

Mr. Myers was self-employed as auto mechanic. He was ordained as minister in 2008, ministering at "Where The Timbers Cross Full Gospel, in Seminole. He married Sharron Clarke in Alabama, Jan. 7, 1993.

Preceding him in death are his parents, one sister, and two brothers.

Survivors include wife; Sharron, of the Home, Children; Pam Docken, Margie Quebedeaux, and Phillip Myers, Step-children; Nena Drawbaugh, Robert Drawbaugh, his mother, Shirley and Robert Davis, Brothers, Daryl, Billy, and Eddie Myers, Seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services conducted by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Eldon Myrick

Eldon Myrick, 53, of Seminole, died Saturday, Oct. 25, in New York City, N.Y., while on a business trip for his company Fairbanks-Morse Engine, of Houston, Texas where he was employed as a Field Service Engineer.

Eldon was born May 19, 1955 in Clovis, N.M. to Eugene Russell and Nellie Elizabeth (White) Myrick. Eldon grew up in Liberal, Kan. He attended public school and graduated from Liberal High School, where he was very active and excelled in sports.

Eldon had many interests, he enjoyed fishing with his wife Kathy, was a huge Nascar fan of # 24, Jeff Gordon. He enjoyed spending time and visiting with his two sons Jared and Ryan. He loved the outdoors.

He served in the U.S. Army in Germany in the Tank Corp, from 1975 to 1978, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He also attended Johnson Church of God, North of Shawnee, in the Johnson Community, and had lived in the Seminole area the past 8 years.

He met and married Kathy June Hall and was married on July 22, 2005, in Shawnee.

Eldon is survived by his parents, Dick and Nellie Myrick, of Seminole; his wife, Kathy June Myrick, of Seminole; two sons, Jared Steven Myrick and Ryan Russell Myrick, of Maryland; one daughter, Amanda Scheer, of Seminole; three brothers, Jerry Wayne Myrick, of Washington, David Leon Myrick and Ricky Eugene Myrick, both of Midwest City; several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive him.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Orin White and Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Myrick.

Service will be held at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole, and are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Charles Higgins, officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, in Seminole.

Casket Bearers will be Jared Myrick, Ryan Myrick, Dustin Myrick, Jerry Myrick, David Myrick and Ricky Myrick.

Honorary Bearer will be Ray Alsdurf.

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

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

 

 

 

Mary Ann Neal

Funeral services for Wewoka native Mary Ann Katigan Neal are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Wewoka.

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

Mary Ann passed away Thursday, April 24, 2008 at the age of 76, while sleeping in her own bed with her family present and watching over her.

Mary Ann was born Jan. 17, 1932 in Dallas, Texas to Forrest Dill and Ella Mae (Emory) Rupe.

She and her husband, Don Neal, shared a wonderful marriage of 23 years together and made their home in Tulsa.

She loved gardening, knitting, and taking pictures of her dogs. She also loved to spend tie with her family and making their favorite dinners.

Mary Ann enjoyed horseback riding and spending time in the mountains.

Mary Ann was a Norman High School graduate and later attended Seminole State College and the University of Oklahoma. She was a friend of Bill W.

Surviving Mary Ann are her husband, Don; her children: Kathy Hullum and husband Al of Tecumseh, Brent Katigan and wife Cynthia of Edmond, and Charles Donald (Buddy) Neal and wife Maggie of Tulsa; 12 grandchildren’ four great-grandchildren and two on the way; and a host of relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death are her parents and one son, David Allen Katigan.

Mary Ann was devoted to her family and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Memorials may be made to the Oklahoma Medical research Foundation, Valley Hope/Al and Susan Roberts Foundation, and any animal rescue of your choice.

 

 

 

 

 

Aleksander

Nedeljkovic

Wewoka resident Sasha Nedeljkovic passed away Wednesday, Dec. 3, at OU Medical Center, in Oklahoma City. Funeral Service are pending and will follow at a later date. Interment will follow at a later date in Kragujevac, Serbia.

Sasha was born on Jan. 17, 1974, in Kragujevac Serbia, to Bozidar and Mirjana Nedeljkovic. Sasha came to Wewoka his senior year in High school as a Foreign Exchange Student where he graduated with the Class of 1993.

He became a beloved friend, son, brother, and uncle to his host parents Dr. Glenn and wife Frankie Crowson and their family during the seventeen years he spent with them.

Sasha graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Bio Chemistry and was working as an MWD computer operator in the oil industry for Drill Right Technology.

Sasha enjoyed and was an avid fisherman and loved teaching his fishing skills to children, he also enjoyed drag racing and playing golf, most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving Sasha are his parents; sister, Irena Nedeljkovic, of Kragujevac, Serbia; brothers, Vlada and Bojan Milenkovic, of Edmond; host parents, Dr. Glenn and wife Frankie Crowson, of Wewoka; brothers, Chris and wife Misty Crowson, of Wewoka, Ryan and wife Tammy Crowson, of Harrah, Craig Crowson, of Wewoka, Allen Hanson, of Denmark; sisters, Carla Crowson, of Choctaw, Nicole Crowson, of Wewoka; special Nieces and Nephews, Lucas and Tatum Rollins, Joseph, Aaron, and Thomas Tucker, Austin, Kennedy, Tyler, Bradey, and Carver Crowson; Britanie and Taveon Hobgood.

Pallbearers are Mike Black, Brad Huser, Bryan Campbel, Ryan Sosbee, Vlada and Bojan Milenkovic, Allan Hansen, Craig Crowson, Ryan Crowson, and Chris Crowson

Sasha will be forever missed by all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established at First National Bank, in Wewoka, under the name Sasha Nedeljovic family.

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

Guest Book available at Phillipsfuneralservice.com

 

 

 

 

Bobby Neese

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Robert "Bobby" Neese are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Dwayne Nance officiating.

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

Bobby passed away Sunday, June 22, 2008 in Shawnee at the age of 54. He was born in Perry, Okla., on Sept. 19, 1953 to Robert Fulton and Johnny Lenora (Lewis) Neese.

He was a musician and opened for many bands such as: Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner, Buck Owens, Gene Watson and Stoney Edwards. Bobby was a member of the Tri-City Christian Church in Seminole.

His parents; brother, Robert Fulton Neese Jr.; sister, Susan Ann Neese; and uncle. J.D. Neese, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Ashley Neese, currently serving in the military in Iraq, and wife Karri Neese of Shawnee; daughter, Krystal Neese of Wewoka; brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Paula Neese of Seminole; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Linda and Lonnie Knight of Seminole and Judy Robbins of Seminole; and several nieces and nephews: Terry Carter, Angie Adams, Londa Robertson, Melanie Yerby, Scott Fulton and Brendan Neese.

Two grandsons, Rhett and Hunter of Shawnee also survive him.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norman Nichols

Graveside services for lifelong Seminole resident Norman Gene Nichols are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Maple Grove Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Nichols, 80, died Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at his home. He was born Sept. 18, 1927 in Seminole to Robert Earl Nichols and Hazel (Foster) Nichols.

He attended Seminole Public Schools and was a self-employed welder.

His parents preceded him in death.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marie

Nipper

Marie Lorene Nipper was born on Oct. 8, 1926, in Prague, and departed this life on Sunday, Oct. 12, at her home in Prague, at the age of 82.

Lorene, the daughter of Clarence Mitchell and Millie Sarah (Harris) Terney, was a resident of Prague most of her life. She was a graduate of Prague High School.

She married Rev. Howard Raymond Nipper, on Nov. 13, 1948. in Van Buren, Ark. They pastored churches in several Oklahoma towns for many years.

After retiring from the ministry in 1993, the Nipper’s moved home to Prague. Rev. Nipper preceded Lorene in death on Feb. 16, 1996.

Lorene was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church, in Prague.

Her parents; one brother, Gene Terney; and one sister, Anna Mae Watson, also preceded Lorene in death.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Veryl and Dennis Vos, of Prague, Donnia and Chuck Utsler, of Pocasset, and Jerrye Nipper, of Prague; grandchildren, Kim Terry and her husband Chuck, of Konawa, Jana Goodnight and her husband Jimmy, of Prague, Kyle Utsler and his wife Tami, of Pocasset, Andrew Vos, of Choctaw, Kelli Brown and her husband Jeromy, of Pocasset; brother-in-law, Harold Watson, of Shawnee, sister-in-law, Joyce Terney, of Seminole; 7 great-grandchildren, Dylan, Cheyanne, Logan, Kiley, Brooke, Lynnie, and Jalyn as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Lorene’s family received friends at Parks Brothers Funeral Home on Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 6p.m. to 8p.m.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 10:30 a.m., at the First Baptist Church, in Prague with Rev. Chuck Utsler officiating.

Interment will follow at the Prague Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, in Prague.

A guest book is available to share your memories on-line.

Please visit www.ParksBrothers.net

 

 

 

 

 

Juanita

Noon

Juanita (Harjo) Noon was born April 18, 1927, to Sam Brown and Rosie Harjo. She left this life on Nov. 6, at the Baptist Medical Center.

She was raised by her Uncle and Aunt, Sumpsey K. and Retta (Davis) Harjo. She was raised along side nine siblings, eight of which have preceded her in death.

Juanita attended Maud High School and upon graduation attended Draughon¢s School of Business, in Shawnee. She met and married Jimmy Harjo and raised her nephew, Cecil Rae (Harjo) McGirt who also preceded her in death in Dec. 2006.

She lived and worked in San Jose, Calif. for a number of years before returning to Oklahoma, where she married Richard Noon and resided in Shawnee, until his death. She remained in Shawnee, and was a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and Riverside Indian Baptist Church, in Tecumseh.

Juanita was instrumental in keeping her Family together by organizing yearly dinners to celebrate birthdays and holidays. It was very important to her to have the family gather on these occasions and keep in touch and know their relatives.

Her nieces, nephews, family members, and extended family members will miss her strength, boldness, out-going personality, sense of humor, hospitality and home cooking, especially her chicken and dumplings and fry bread as they will continue their traditional get-togethers in her honor.

She is survived by one younger brother, Sumpsey (Sonny) Harjo Jr., living in Moore; one granddaughter, Tami Lee Harjo, of Redwood Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Viewing and visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 9, from 3 –6 p.m. at the Absentee Shawnee Community Chapel, located at Hwy 9 and Harrah Rd.

The funeral service will also be held in the Absentee Chapel at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, with burial to follow in the family cemetery, in Pink.

Melvin

Norman

Melvin Lloyd Norman, was born in Wewoka, on June 13, 1945 and died in Seminole, on Sunday, Aug. 24, at the age of 63 years.

He was the son of Charles Thurman and Ella (Barkhimer) of Norman.

Norman was a resident of Sasakwa, since 1987. He graduated from Davenport High School in 1963 and owned and operated his ranch in Sasakwa.

He served in the Army National Guard.

Survivors include one Son, Clinton Norman of Blanchard, one Daughter Julie Thomas of Porum, Father and Mother, Charles Thurman and Ella Norman,of Sasakwa, two brothers, Jim and Thurman Norman of Davenport, and two Grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at the Davenport Cemetery on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 10a.m., with Rev. Joe Molencupp officiating.

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

A guest book is available to share your memories on-line.

Please visit www.ParksBrothers.net

 

 

 

Randall Norman

Graveside services for Seminole County resident Randall Robert Norman are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at Rosewood Cemetery in Ada, under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home of Ada.

Norman died Friday, July 18, 2008, at home, at the age of 52.

He was born Oct. 10, 1955, in Cushing, to Robert Jefferson Norman and Wilma Nadine Norman.

He attended school in Drumright, and then went to East Central University for one year and Seminole State College for two years.

On June 3, 1983, he married LaDonna Norman.

Randall Norman was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Norman, and a nephew, Scott Williams.

He is survived by his wife, LaDonna Norman; two daughters, Rachael Lee and husband Jason of Ada, and Christina Norman of Ada; his parents, Robert Jefferson Norman and Wilma Nadine Norman of Ada; a sister, Donna Sue Williams and her husband Billy Jack of Ratcliff, Ark.; a nephew, Zachary Williams and his wife Lisa Kathleen, of Georgia; and a granddaughter, Jasie Lee of Ada.

George

Nowlin, Jr.

George Franklin ‘Frank’ Nowlin, Jr., died at his Seminole County home, on Friday, Sept. 12, at the age of 75.

He was the son of George F. Nowlin, Jr. and Ruby (Hatcher) Nowlin, born on March 24, 1933, in Lane.

He was raised in Atoka County and attended Atoka schools. At age 17 he joined the National Guard, 45th Division, and after the 45th was activated, he served two years with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He returned from Korea in 1952, and married Pauline Gentry, on Sept. 10, 1952, in Coalgate. They lived in Centrahoma for a few years, later moving to the Oklahoma City area.

They moved in 1967 to the New Model community west of Holdenville, where they made their home for forty-one years. Nowlin died, two days after their 56th wedding anniversary.

He was an over-the-road truck driver for more than 40 years, retiring due to poor health in 2001. He had a variety of interests; he fished, hunted squirrel, and played music. He played the guitar, to include playing the lap steel guitar.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one sister; Maxine Bunch, and three brothers; Elbert, Ulis, and Bob Nowlin.

He is survived by his wife; Pauline, of the home, four children; Donna Reich, of Holdenville, Sharlene Bible, of Ada, Darlene Selby, of Goltry, and David Nowlin, of Sasakwa;

Funeral services were Monday, Sept.15, 2p.m., at the Pentecostal Holiness Church, in Holdenville, internment was at Lone Dove Cemetery, north of Sasakwa. Rev. Kenneth Vandeveer officiated.

Pallbearers were Chris, Kevin, and Clint Landreth, Davey, Daniel, and Jeremy Nowlin, Timothy Reich and James Landreth.

Services were under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

 

 

Jimmie Nutt Jr

Funeral services for lifelong Wewoka resident Jimmie Nutt, Jr. are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Church of Christ, Wewoka, with Rev. Renfro officiating and Bro. Herbert Jackson delivering the eulogy.

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

Nutt, 54, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 in Holdenville. He was born June 20, 1953 in Wewoka to Jimmie Nutt Sr., and Lorene House Nutt.

He graduated from Wewoka High School in 1971 and also attended Douglass Grade School and Cowart Junior High School.

Nutt was a member of 7th Street Church of Christ and before his illness he worked for the City of Wewoka. He was a member of the Joyland Gospel Singers for 25 years and was in vocal music in high school.

He also worked at Oakridge Nursing Home in Wewoka.

His mother and two sisters, Brenda and Mary Nutt, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his father of the home; sisters: Lula Nutt of Shawnee, Gloria Jean Nutt and Kathy Nutt, both of Wewoka, and Ycedra (Tootsie) Jones of Los Angeles, Calif.; and brother, Charles Williams of Ypsilanti, Mich.

 

 

Jackie O’Brien

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Jackie Lynn O’Brien are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka, with Rev. Michael Vallandingham officiating.

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

Jackie Lynn, 58, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at a Wewoka nursing home. She was born July 4, 1949 in Sulphur Springs, Texas to William Travis and Edith Christine (Snyder) Bruce.

She was an employee of Braum’s as a clerk. Jackie was a member of First Baptist Church, Wewoka, where she loved to sing in the choir and attend Sunday school class. She loves spending time with her family and friends.

Surviving are her parents, Travis and Edith Bruce; son, Michael Paul O’Brien and wife Sutton of Tulsa; sister, Debbie Galyen of Ardmore; granddaughter, Bailey Rae O’Brien; and nieces and nephews: Beau Galyean, Wesley Galyean, and Christina Galyean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean O’Bryant

Funeral services for Meeker resident Jean O’Bryant are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Mack Peercy officiating.

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

Jean O’Bryant, 71, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 in Meeker. She was born July 3, 1936 in Shawnee to Beryl and Thelma (Saunders) Hines.

She was raised in the St. Louis area, she moved to Oklahoma City following her marriage. Jean moved back to Shawnee and lived there for the majority of her life until moving to Meeker a few years ago.

Jean attended school in Slick through the 6th grade, moving to St. Louis Schools where she was Valedictorian in both 8th and 12th grades. She went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from Central State University.

On Dec. 23, 1954 she married Tony Patrick O’Bryant in Pearson, Okla. He preceded her in death on March 20, 2001.

She was a first grade teacher for 17 years, mostly in the Sequoyah Schools. Jean was active in her church and enjoyed teaching children and traveling, especially with her grandchildren. She was an excellent seamstress.

Her parents also preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters: Dianne Campbell of Seminole, and Laura Lynch and her husband, Rick, of Little Axe; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Darryl Brady; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Tom and Doris Hines of Tuskahoma, and Loyd and Carolyn Hines of Gore; three grandchildren: Patrick Campbell of Seminole, Levi Moore of Ada, and Marcie Black of Seminole; four great-grandchildren: Caleb Moore. Ty Campbell, Madison Moore, and Gavin Moore; and numerous friends and other family members.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susie O’Daniel

Funeral services for lifelong Maud resident Kathryn Sue "Susie" O’Daniel are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday at the Church of God in Maud. Pastor Dan Kasper and Brother Charley O’Daniel will officiate the service.

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

Susie O’Daniel, 60, passed from this life Saturday, April 5, 2008 at her home in Maud. She was born Nov. 8, 1947 to parents Ray O’Daniel and Betty Jo (Richard) O’Daniel.

Susie graduated Valedictorian from Maud High School in 1966 and continued her education at the Oklahoma School of Banking and Business earning an Associate’s Degree in Business.

Currently the Citizen Pottawatomie Nation Tribe employed her as a bookkeeper for Firelake.

She also worked for Teresa Martin Insurance Agency in Shawnee from 1991-1996; Barton Industries, Inc., in Shawnee from 1975-1991; and Central Plastics Company in Shawnee from 1996-1998 performing accounting duties.

Susie has been a longtime member of the Church of God in Maud where she has been an active and faithful member.

Her father preceded her in death.

Survivors include her mother, Betty O’Daniel of Maud; one brother, Charley O’Daniel of Yukon; and three sisters: Mary Hopper and Debbie Malcom, both of Maud, and Penny Hurd of Bridgepoint, Texas.

Casket Bearers will be; Jim O’Daniel, Josh O’Daniel, Jay O’Daniel, Caleb Hurd, Garrett Malcom and George Eastling.


 

 

 

 

 

 

James

O’Grady

James Roe O’Grady, Husband, Father, Son and Brother, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 19, at the age of 74.

James was born May 15, 1934, in Rochester, New York to parents, Patrick Joseph and Bridgett (Maquire) O’Grady.

As a child he spent 4 years in his parent’s native country of Ireland while they recovered from the crippling effects of the depression.
He attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary School, Junior High and Batavia High School in Batavia, N.Y.

James joined the 101st Airborne Division as a paratrooper, serving for 3 years and receiving an honorable discharge.

After serving in the military James continued his career and trained as a professional pilot in Sarasota, Fla., where he received his professional pilots license with an instrument rating. James flew for Air America and at different times as a charter pilot and as an aerial applicator (spray pilot). He amassed over 40,000 total flight hours.

James loved flying with all his heart and soul. His motto was that any landing you could walk away from was a good landing. His love for flying occupied his professional life for over 42 years. After his retirement at the age of 66 he was still talking about getting back in the plane.

James married Frances Carol (Murphy) O’Grady on Oct. 4, 1968, in Vernon, Texas and inherited her two young sons as part of the deal. He adopted both of them while they were in High School. He chose them as his sons and they were proud to call him "Dad". A younger brother, James Patrick was born July 9, 1970.

James and Frances lived in Muleshoe, Texas until 1997 and moved to Amarillo, Texas living there until 2006 when they moved to Seminole.

James was an involved loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, watching Notre Dame and Dallas Cowboys football games.

After retirement he became an avid golfer but most importantly he became reacquainted and intimate with our Lord Jesus Christ. He will be terribly missed but he will always be remembered in the hearts of his family.

James was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Thomas, John, and Francis (Jack) O’Grady and sister Rita Heatherman.

He is survived by wife Frances of the home, sons: Stephen Lynn O’Grady, of Ada, Sidney Michael O’Grady, of Amarillo, Texas and James Patrick O’Grady of, Albuquerque, N.M., two brothers Jerome O’Grady, of Albany N.Y., Vincent O’Grady, of Bergen, N.Y. and one sister: Margaret Miller of Lake Clear, N.Y.  Eleven grandchildren plus three step grandchildren also survive him.

Serving as honorary bearers are Wyatt Jacob O’Grady, Tate Murphy O’Grady, Hoby Gene Hawkins, Heston Gene Hawkins, Bruce Lee Hawkins, Jim Heatherman and Patrick Leo O’Grady.

Memorial Services are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 12:30 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.  A Mass will follow at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 2 p.m. with Father Basil Kennan, O.S.B. officiating.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 100 W. Strothers, Seminole, 74868. 

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

  

 

 

Harold Oguinn

Funeral services for lifetime Seminole County resident Harold Oguinn are scheduled for Friday July 11 at 12 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Wewoka with Rev. Larry Payne officiating.

Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Oguinn, 77, died on Friday, July 4 at Unity North Health Center in Shawnee.

He was born in Seminole County on April l8 to John and Anna Brown Oguinn.

He attended school in Wewoka and graduated from Douglass High School.

Oguinn was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and worked at Tinker Field Air Force Base before retiring as an electric technician.

His parents, five brothers, and two sisters preceded him in death.

His wife, of the home, two sons, Reggie Knighton, Seminole and Robert Samuel Cudjoe, Oklahoma City, and one brother, Delbert Oguinn, Oklahoma City, survives Oguinn.

 

 

Thomas Owens

Dr. Thomas Richard Owens, Director of Missions, Cimarron Baptist Association, and pastor, died on Saturday, Aug. 23, in Tulsa at the age of 61 years.

The son of the late Howard Owens and Belle Losey Owens, he was born on July 18, 1947 in Cushing, and was raised and educated in Cushing and Konawa, graduating from Konawa High School in 1965.

In 1969 he received his Bachelors Degree in Religion and History from Oklahoma Baptist University; he received his Masters Degree of Divinity in 1972 from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth and in 1984, he received his Doctor on Ministry Degree from Luther Rice Seminary.

He was united in marriage to Linda Johnson on June 30, 1967 and to this union two children, Daniel and Gayle were born.

He preached his first sermon at the First Baptist Church of Cushing, where he was saved, baptized and surrendered to the ministry. He pastored several Churches in Texas and Oklahoma, before becoming the Director of Missions for the Cimarron Baptist Association in 1990.

Owens was a member of the First Baptist Church of Drumright.

He is survived by his wife, Linda of the home; two children Daniel Owens of Tulsa, and Gayle Yost of Dallas, Texas, three grandchildren, one brother James Owens, of Mustang, and one sister Carol Allred of Killeen, Texas.

Services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 2p.m. in the First Baptist Church, Cushing, and officiated by Dr. Anthony Jordan, Dr. Larry Wilson, and Reverend Robin Foster.

In lieu of flowers the family ask for memorial contributions be made to Camp Lela through the Associational Office at 1244 East Main, Cushing, OK 74023.

Condolences may be sent to the Owens family at www.davisfh.net.

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.

 

 

Imogene Pack

Services for longtime Wewoka resident Imogene Bunnell Pack are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Russell Ryker officiating.

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

Imogene passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008. She was born Dec. 17, 1930 in Wewoka to Birt and Clara (Bates) Bunnell.

Imogene was a member of Hilltop Baptist Church; the Rebecca Lodge; and the Odd Fellow Lodge. She loved her church, gardening, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Her parents; grandson, Jason Michael Pack; and brother, Mack Bunnell, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her children: Johnny Pack of Shawnee, Darla Pierce of Oklahoma City, Michael Pack of Wewoka, and James McPherson of Midwest City; siblings: Harold Bunnell of Valley Springs, Calif., James Bunnell of Konawa, Grace McMullen of Wewoka, and Edna Shankles of Arizona; and grandchildren: Gabrielle Pack, Tommy Cowen, Michael Swartz, and Mathew Helton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grace Palmer

Graveside services for former area resident Grace Lorene Palmer are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Holdenville Cemetery with rev. Rev. Morris Brown officiating.

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

Palmer died Wednesday, April 30, 2008 in Seminole, just seven days after her 92nd birthday. She was born April 22, 1916 in Seminole County to Samuel and Lanora Edwards Skinner.

Her husband of 30 years, Jack Palmer (1978); her parents; brothers: Samuel Everett and Elvie Skinner; and one stepson, Gene Palmer, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her daughters: Marianna Harris and Barbara ward, both of Prague; a stepson, Bob Palmer of Rogersville, Tenn.; sister, Ruth Walker of McAlester; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three step-grandsons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tony

Palmer, Sr.

Funeral Services for Sasakwa resident Tony Mont Palmer, Sr., were held Monday, Nov. 3, at Spring Baptist Church, in Sasakwa, with Rev. Frank Moppin officiating, assisted by Joe Coon, Roger Streetman, and Ed George.

Interment followed at the family Cemetery southeast of Sasakwa.

Pallbearers were the Chickasaw Nation Honor Guard and the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma Color Guard.

Tony Palmer passed away on Thursday, Oct. 30, at the age of 90 years. He was born Dec. 18, 1917, in Sasakwa, to Jimmy and Mary (Condella) Palmer.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Donna Fay, three brothers Early Lustey, Jack Palmer, and Daniel Palmer, three sisters Martha Lustey, Lydia Palmer, and Nelsie Palmer-Leetka.

He is survived by his wife Molsie, one son Tony Jr., two daughters Symathia Palmer-Hooper, of Sasakwa, and Tanya Sue Palmer-Bower and husband Steve, of Oklahoma City.

Tony was the oldest member of Spring Baptist Church, of Sasakwa.

He was a World War II Veteran serving in the United States Army, receiving a Bronze Star and Purple Heart while serving in the Southern Philippines and Okinawa Island. Tony was a code talker, where he and two other Seminole members used their Seminole Language to relay messages over the radio. Tony was a member of he Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and the Fushutche Band.

Services were conducted by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

Guest book is available at wwwphillipsfuneralserice.com

 

 

James Patterson

There are no services planned at this time for Wewoka resident James B. "Jim" Patterson.

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

James B. Patterson passed away on Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 at his home at the age of 73. He was born on Sept. 14, 1934 in Lincoln County to Joe and Una (Evans) Patterson.

He married Edna (Collins) Patterson on June 20, 1953 in Chandler.

He is survived by his wife, Edna of the home; daughter, Shirley Ann and husband Jim Sweet of Chandler; two brothers: Richard and wife Sherry of Chandler, and Charles and wife Robin of Chandler; three grandsons: Ian Sweet, Nick Sweet and wife Emily, and Brandon Street and wife Sara; three great-grandchildren, Brianna, Bailey and Braden Street of Missouri; two brothers-in-law: J.S and Stella Collins of Arkansas, and Billy and Debbie Collins of Arkansas.

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

He is preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Jimmy Wayne Patterson and infant son, Tommy Joe Patterson; in-laws, Jess and Susie Collins; and brother-in-law Robert Collins.

Special thanks to Dr. Kemp and Faith Hospice nurse Linda.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shari Patzell

Shari D. Patzell, 44, died Oct. 5. A Mass of Christian burial was held at 10:30a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at Sprit of Life Church, Mandan, N.D., with Rev. Chad Gion officiating. Burial will be held at Mandan Union Cemetery.

Shari was born Dec. 8, 1963, the daughter of Warren "Bill" and Opal Osborn, in Hanford, Calif. One of five children, they moved to Oklahoma in 1969. She spent her summers visiting extended family including her grandmother, Dessie Rose Spencer, in California.

Shari grew up in Seminole, Oklahoma and graduated from Varnum High School, with honors, in 1981. Shari married Curtis Patzell on Nov. 17, 1983, and after living in several communities in Oklahoma in the 1980s, they moved to Bismarck, N.D., in September 1990. Shari is the mother of three children, Cortney, 20, of Mandan, N.D., Andrew, 18, of Fargo, N.D., and Brett, 13, of Mandan, N.D.

She graduated from University of Mary with a degree in nursing in 1993. Since 1994 she worked at St. Alexius Medical Center as an RN in the women’s surgery center. Shari not only loved the docs and girls she worked with, but was able to devote her working career to her passion, care giving. The care giving was not limited to the patients in the operating room, but also to her family and her many friends.

Shari was an avid movie buff. She loved all movies with any variation of genre. Frequently she could be seen with friends and family watching new releases on the big screen, watching DVDs or the old VHSs at home.

She also had a passion for books. Constantly, she would immerse herself in the book for hours at a time. She had a propensity to do everything in her life in a big way. This included not only entertaining, visiting family and friends, and another passion, gardening, but most important her spiritual life with our Lord.

Shari is survived by her husband, Curtis; her daughter, Cortney; her sons, Andrew and Brett; one granddaughter, Isabel Rose; her mother and step father, Opal and Chester Holland, of Miami; her sister, Tammy Foster, of Miami; three brothers, Wendell, Waylon and Warren, of Oklahoma; and many family and friends.

Her father, Bill, preceded her in death.

Shari’s quick smile and giving of herself for others will be missed.

Go to www.parkwayfuneral.com to share memories of Shari and sign the online guestbook.

 

 

 

Thomas Pechacek

Memorial services for Seminole native Pechacek are scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. D. Van Washington officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hampton Mortuary in Checotah.

Pechacek, 37 of Checotah, died Thursday, June 12, 2008. He was born June 20, 1970 in Seminole to Charles and Mary Pechacek.

He was a graduate of Varnum High school and was a member of the Seminole Bass Club and Fisherman’s Choice. Pechacek worked for the Seminole County and State of Oklahoma Department of Transportation for 11 years.

His grandparents: Fred and Ruth Lemmings and Wes and Frances Pechacek, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Darlene of Checotah; two daughters: Kena Alys Pechacek and Ellaina Marie Pechacek; their mother, Rebecca Struck; three stepdaughters: Jamie Tarkington, Katelyn Brinsfield, and Demi Jeffreys; his parents, Charles and Mary Pechacek of Eufaula; and sister, Sharon McClesky of Oklahoma City.

 

Betty Penuel

Longtime Seminole resident Betty Lou Penuel died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008 in Shawnee at the age of 77.

Funeral services have been planned for a later date, and will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Penuel was born on July 6, 1931 in Eades, Colo., to Everett E. and Helen (Hooker) Howell.

She was a member of South Rock Creek Church.

She married George Penuel on March 19, 1977 and he preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 2006.

Penuel was also preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Max Howell, Van Howell, Clay Howell, and F.A. Howell; and one sister, Velma Stone.

She is survived by her sons, Don Gober and Roger Gober, both of Seminole.

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

Anna Perkins

Services for Anna L. Perkins are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, in Wewoka. She died Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the age of 96.

Perkins was born on Sept. 20 1912, in Carnegie, to Edward and Nora Dukes. She accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of 15.

She graduated from high school in 1932 and from Koran Business School in Oklahoma City in 1935. She then worked as a bookkeeper for State Fuel Supply Company where she met and married Ben W. Perkins. They moved to Laverne, in 1940 where their three sons Ronald, Roger, and Allen were born. In 1953 their daughter, Benora, was born.

In November 1944 they made their home in Wewoka. She joined the First Baptist Church in 1946 where she was a member in service for over 60 years. She served as WMU Director for eight years and was a Sunday school worker. She also worked as a volunteer at the Seminole Nation Museum for 18 years.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ben (Dec. 14, 1987), her sons, Ronald and Roger; and three sisters, Eva Tooman, Tilley Underwood and Valera Cook.

She is survived by her son, Allen Perkins, of Lancaster, Calif.; her daughter, Benora Thomas, of Claremore; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, of Wewoka. An online guestbook may be signed at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

 

 

Jordan Permetter

Graveside services for Jordan Shay Permetter are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Earlsboro Cemetery with Rev. James Grayson officiating.

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

Permetter was born and died on Monday, March 24, 2008 at OU Medical Center.

She is survived by her parents, Staci Lynn Permetter of Earlsboro and Alex Johnson of Oklahoma City; one sister, Raven McClain of Earlsboro; grandparents: John Earl Permetter, Sr., and Marilyn of Earlsboro; and great-grandmother, Peggy Lindsey of Earlsboro.

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

 

 

 

Wayne Pester

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Wayne Pester will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Robert Cook officiating.

Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery with military honors.

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

Wayne Monroe Pester joined his bride of 70 years in Heaven on Jan. 29, 2008 at the age of 90. He was born on July 3, 1917, to Reece Vernon and Minnie Sally (Montgomery) Pester on the Seminole homestead secured in one of the early Oklahoma land runs.

He attended Seminole schools until venturing west to work in the California produce fields. Upon his return to Oklahoma, Wayne eloped to El Reno with Evelyn Inez Cook in 1937 in his convertible Model-A Ford; the car, which he claimed, won him the heart of Inez.

The Pesters then journeyed to San Francisco where both welded on naval ships and were popular in their bowling league.

Drafted into the army at the end of World War II, Wayne served in occupied Austria as a military policeman. At the conclusion of his military duty, Wayne rejoined his family in Seminole and became active in the community, which he loved. He retired from Flint Engineering as district manager after 34 years of service.

His family will always remember his clever humor, stylish hats, love of aviation, and weakness for desserts.

Wayne is survived by a daughter, Marilyn Pulliam and husband Jim of Edmond; a son, Gary Pester and wife Lorraine of Broken Arrow; five granddaughters, and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be: Max Cook, Terry Morris, Dale Wallace and Danny Wallace. Honorary pallbearers will be: Larry Cofer and Neil Craig.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theresa Peters

Funeral services for longtime Konawa and Maud resident Theresa Fae (Pratt) Peters are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Trinity Baptist Church in Maud.

Interment is to follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Peters, 79, died Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at Valley View Hospital in Ada. She was born Oct. 10, 1928 in Maud to Cecil E. Pratt and Virginia Mae "Virgie" (Lewis) Pratt.

She graduated from Maud High School in 1947 and was of the Baptist faith. On June 27, 1948 she married Vernon Dale Peters in Shawnee.

The couple returned to the Konawa and Maud area in 1970, having moved from Bethany.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband of the home; one daughter, Mollie Herndon of Mustang; twin sister, Rosa Mae Jett of Shawnee; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be: Jess Walker, Don Peters, David Woods, Burnis Fisher, Danny Freeman and Ronnie Isaacs.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spencer Petete

Funeral services for Spencer Petete, relative of Seminole County residents, were held July 15, 2008, at Capitol Heights Missionary Baptist Church in Holdenville, under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Rev. Jim Crawford officiated the services.

Interment followed in Holdenville Cemetery.

Petete died July 11, 2008 in Holdenville at the age of 81.

He was born in Holdenville on Jan. 1, 1927, to Emit and Edna Petete.

He married Norma Collis on Aug. 24, 1952. She preceded him in death on May 28, 1988.

Petete lived his entire life in Holdenville, graduating from Holdenville High School in 1944.

He worked as a TV and radio repairman, construction worker, and as a carpenter.

He served on the Holdenville City Council and in the U.S. Army from 1952-54, and was honorably discharged.

He worked on his family’s genealogy, visiting people and discussing old times.

Petete’s hobbies included watching sports on television.

He was a lifelong student, taking classes in cooking, auctioneering, and computers.

He tried out new recipes on the family and spent time repairing things.

He wrote numerous short stories and was a member of a local writing group.

After his retirement, Petete spent time with workers at the cemetery office, the library, and the historical society.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Norma; brothers, Hugh Petete, Harold Petete, Horace Petete, Leon Petete, and infant brother Glendia Petete.

Petete is survived by his daughter Paula Petete of Holdenville; his son, Richard Petete of Ada; sister Lucille Collis of Holdenville; brother Theo Petete of Oklahoma City; and a special friend of 14 years, Maxine Lozier of Seminole.

Pallbearers were Weldon Thetford, Kenneth Brinlee, Richard Mackey, John Janes, Leon Petete, and Lloyd Petete.

Honorary bearers were Wendell Harris, Clester Wingo, and Earl Cook.

 

Lilly Phelps

Lilly Antoinette Phelps, 77, died Sunday, Nov. 16, at Seminole Estates Nursing Home, in Seminole. She was born Oct. 8, 1931, in Oakland, Calif., to Charles Augustus and Nora Ann Walkman (Smith) Deming.

Phelps moved Seminole, from San Diego, Calif. in Jan., of 2007. She was a longtime resident of Alpine, Calif. where she was involved in Women’s ministries and the choir at her church. Phelps was a practical nurses aide working in home health aide industry, for the most of her adult life.

She married Robert Russell Phelps Oct. 29, 1949, in Alpine, Calif. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter, Nora Ann Cutler, of Seminole; 4 Sons, Paul Alan Phelps, of Alpine, Calif., Donald Lee Phelps, of Needles, Calif., Charles Augustus Phelps, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Lawrence James Phelps, of Santee, Calif.

She is also survived by several grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 2 sons Bobby and Johnny Phelps and several brothers and sisters.

There will be a private burial for her in Alpine, Calif. There is no visitation planned for her.

 

Jackie Phillips

Private family services are scheduled for a later date for longtime Seminole County resident Jackie Lee Phillips.

Visitation is scheduled for 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and 12 – 5 p.m. Sunday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Phillips died Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at Whispering Pines Nursing Center in Norman. He was born Feb. 10, 1935 in Maud to John C. and Emma Lee (Redding) Phillips.

He worked in the oilfields as a roustabout for Jerry Scott Drilling and Jo Mills for many years.

His parents; three brothers: Clifton Phillips, Wayne Phillips, and Clay Phillips; two sisters: Lena Estep and Betty Belche; and two great-grandchildren, preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sons: Justin and Ricky Phillips of Okemah; two brothers: Marshall and Robert Phillips, both of Seminole; and one sister, Loretta Smith of Seminole.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larry Phillips

Private family services for longtime Seminole resident Larry Wayne Phillips Sr. will be held at a later date.

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

Phillips, 55, died Friday, May 9, 2008 in Oklahoma City. He was born July 18, 1952 to Wayne J. "Snuffy" Phillips and Ethel Lee (Treadwell) Phillips.

He attended Seminole Public Schools and he worked as a roustabout in the Seminole oil fields for over 25 years until he became disabled.

On March 8, 1974 he married his wife, Darla, in Seminole. She preceded him in death in February 2004.

His parents; one brother, Joe Henry Boatman; and one sister, Bonnie Lee Bridges, also preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sons: Larry "Sonny" Phillips Jr. and John Lee Phillips, both of Seminole; two daughters: Crystal Lynnette (Phillips) Heartline of Seminole and Marie Turner Price of Oklahoma; one sister, Donna Carol Postman of St. Louis, Okla.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Melvin Pierce

A private family service is to be held for Seminole resident Melvin Allen Pierce. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Pierce, 47, died Sunday, June 1, 2008 at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman. He was born March 26, 1961 in Three Rivers, Mich., to Melvin Jacobs and Betty Jean (Pierce) Zendner.

He was a graduate of Hilltop High School in California and married Sondra Fry on May 27, 1988 in Tulsa. Pierce worked as a machine operator for Timco in Wewoka and had moved from Tulsa one and one-half years ago.

Surviving is his wife of the home; stepfather, John Zendner of Chula Vista, Calif.; one son, James Pace of Tulsa; one brother, Kelly Stewart of Tulsa; one sister, Candy Jacobs of Chula Vista, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Myra Nell Pock

Memorial services for former longtime Seminole resident Myra Nell Pock will be held 10 a.m. on Monday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Private burial service will be held later at Maple Grove Cemetery.

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

Myra Nell Pock passed away Jan. 3, 2008 after a short illness in Tulsa. Myra was born Jan. 24, 1922 at Fort Cobb, Okla., to Earl B. and Thelma (Sprowl) Griffith.

She married W.H. "Bill" Pock on Jan. 24, 1942. Mr. Pock preceded her in death on March 29, 1975.

Myra Nell moved to Seminole from Chickasha, Okla., and lived there for over 50 years until she moved to Tulsa to be near her daughter.

Myra Nell was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole. She was also one of the local founding members of the Lunch and Such Social Club, where she loved to spend her afternoons.

Myra Nell is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Bob N. and Jackie Pock of Shawnee; daughter and son-in-law, Paige L. and Dennis Phillips of Tulsa; grandchildren: Ashley Phillips of Austin, Texas, Brook Thomas of Shawnee and Darren Phillips of Tulsa; and one great-grandson, Dylan Thomas of Shawnee.

One son, Bill N. Pock, preceded her in death.

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

 


 

 

 

Gwendolyn Presley

Funeral services for Longtime Seminole resident Gwendolyne Mae Presley are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Pollard officiating.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Presley passed away on Monday, May 19, 2008 at the age of 81.

 She was born on August 22, 1926 in Okemah, to Sherman and Leila (Rumsey) Robinson.

She married Charles William Presley in 1941 in Seminole, Oklahoma who preceded her in death on May 2, 1987.

 She was a nurse’s aide at Seminole Hospital and Pioneer Nursing Home, a member of the Trinity Baptist Church and enjoyed bowling in her bowling league.  

She is survived by two sons; Curtis Presley, Bowlegs, and Daryle Presley, Seminole; three brothers, Reford Robinson, Indianapolis, Ind. and Donald Robinson of Denver, Colo., Jack Robinson, Seminole; two sisters, Cleo Dent of Russell, Kansas, Emma Whitehead, Tecumseh,.

Presley is survived by four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Sherman and Leila Robinson, husband, Charles William Presley, and brother, Buddy Robinson.

 

Gale Pryor

Funeral services for Wewoka native Gale F. Pryor were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Holdenville Municipal Airport Hangar with Bill Robinson officiating.

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

Pryor, 89, died Sunday, March 30, 2008 at his residence in Holdenville. He was born Sept. 14, 1918 in Wewoka to William W. Pryor and Cora E. Oakley Pryor.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a pilot trainer.

In 1942 he married Dorothy Treadwell and the couple owned and operated an oil and gas production business. He was a 32nd degree Mason.

His parents; wife (2004); brother, Dr. V.W. Pryor; and sisters: opal Moore, Lucille Kerns, and Lynn Sweeny, preceded him in death.

Surviving are nieces and nephews: Susan Moore, Nancy Davis, Victor Pryor, William E. Pryor, and a number of others.

Serving as pall bearers were: Dallas Pryor, Kenny Pryor, Guy Pryor, Grant Pryor, Rick Maxwell, and Jay Thompson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agnes

Pulliam

Agnes F. Pulliam, age 93, lifelong Seminole resident died Friday, Dec. 26, at Integris Seminole Medical Center. She was born in Seminole, on Sept. 15, 1915 to George and Lowila (Spencer) Tiger.

Pulliam attended Mountain View Elementary School, East of Seminole, and graduated from Emehaka Girls Indian School, South of Wewoka.

She was married to Robert Pulliam who died in October, of 1999. She was a homemaker and tribal member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, and was their first Seminole Indian Princess for Seminole Nation Days.

She was active in Cheyarha Presbyterian Church, East of Seminole. She was the pianist for many years, active in Sunday school and bible studies, and was also and elder of the church and past president of the Presbyterian Ladies Group.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death are her four brothers, Anderson Tiger, Edmond Tiger, Ishmael Tiger and Webster Tiger; sister, Beatrice Pulliam, her husband Robert Pulliam; and one child Robert Pulliam Jr.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 29, at the Cheyarha Presbyterian Church with Rev. Everett Miller officiating. Burial will take place at the Tiger Family Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be her nephews, John Tiger, Don Tiger, Pembroke Tiger, Ted Tiger, David Tiger, Jack Tiger, Anderson Tiger, Jr. and Randall Tiger.

 

 

Burton

Simpson

Burton A. "Burt" Simpson passed away on Aug. 30, at the age of 78. Burt was born Oct. 23, 1929, to Burton A. and Frances M. Simpson.

He attended Ardmore High School and Trinity University, in San Antonio, Texas.

Burt enlisted in the United States Air Force and served in the Korean War, completing his tour in 1955.

In 1948 he worked for OG&E, in Ardmore. In 1955 he rejoined OG&E serving in various capacities in the Accounting Department. He retired from OG&E in 1987, after 39 years of service.

He was a lifelong member of the United Presbyterian Church, in Shawnee, where he served as deacon, elder, and trustee.

Burt was a kind, loving, and gentle man, he loved his wife, family and friends. He remained in touch with several friends from childhood throughout his life. He loved boats, and boating. Being on the water for him was pure joy. He loved the sunrises and sunsets, his Koi pond and all of nature.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Frances Mary Simpson.

He is survived by his wife; Martha, of the home, two sons; Gregory Simpson, of Farmersville, Texas, and Stephen Simpson and wife Diana, of Seminole, Grandchildren; Lauren Simpson, of Farmersville, Texas, Amy Simpson, of Seminole, Ashley Fitchner, of Seminole, three step children; Joni Groves, of Broken Arrow, George Purcell, of Tulsa, and Robert Purcell, of Louisville, Ky., and three step grandchildren; Kara Purcell, of Ponca City, hunter Purcell, of Claremore, and Taylor Groves, of Broken Arrow.

Funeral services were held at 2p.m., Aug. 30, at the Walker Funeral Service Chapel, with Rev. Dan Lewis officiating.

Debra

Rader

Debra Gail Rader was born to Nadine (Lewis) and Andrew Starr, Sept. 6, 1957, in Kokomo, Ind. and passed away on Dec. 20, in Del City, after a long and brave battle with cancer. She never let the pain show or slow her down.

Debbie never met a stranger anywhere she went. She was compassionate, loving, and loved life. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and wife. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, Nadine and Andrew Starr and her granddaughter Elizabeth Rader.

Debbie is survived by her companion, Rod Clouse, of the home; 2 daughters Christy Fuller and husband Robert, of Pauls Valley and Ashley Rader, of Norman; 2 sisters, Linda Stranahan and husband Dan, of Peru, Ind., Diann Biddle and Mike Higgins, of Logansport, Ind.; 3 grandchildren Austin Ingram, Korie Fuller, and Nikki Rader; the father of her children, Jerry Rader; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins as well as her loving extended Clouse family, and close friends.

Memorial services will be held Monday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. at Sooner Road Church of God, in Midwest City. Visitation with the family prior to the service will be from 10 to 11 a.m.

Flowers may be sent to Havenbrook Funeral Home, in Norman.

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

Donations may be sent to National LeioMyoSarcoma Foundation, 4990 Northwind Drive, Suite 121, East Lansing, Mich., 48823.

Send condolences online at http://www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com/Obituaries.htm

 

Thelma Ragan

Funeral services for longtime Maud resident Thelma H. (Martin) Ragan are scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Saturday at the Trinity Baptist Church in Maud.

Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud with Rev. Wayne Taylor officiating.

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

Thelma passed from this life Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 at Unity Health Center in Shawnee. She was born March 25, 1920 in Stanley, Okla., to parents Timothy Luster Cleveland Martin and Leola Francis (Bartlett) Martin.

At the age of thirteen she married Harry O. Ragan in Arkansas, on Dec. 23, 1933. He preceded her in death after 35 years of marriage.

Also preceding her in death were husbands, Carl Coday and Lannie Sprouse.

During her working career she worked as an active licensed dietician at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City for many years and later at the McBride Bone and Joint Hospital in Oklahoma City for many years.

She also worked for Doctor’s General in Oklahoma City as a dietician. Even after her retirement she worked for Maud Action for 10 years until her health prevented her to continue working.

Thelma was a member of the First Baptist Church in Maud. She had also been a member of the Maud Round-up Club and the Action Christmas Store in Shawnee. Thelma also loved to help her daughter Lavonna at the Senior Citizen’s Center in Maud.

Thelma leaves to cherish her memory, two sons and daughters-in-law: Otis and Doris Ragan of Del City, and Harry Gene and Kay Ragan of Maud; one daughter and son-in-law, Lavonna and Harold Swarb of Maud; and one sister, Francis Noland of Grass Valley, Calif.

Other survivors include seven grandchildren and their spouses: Ricky Ragan of Del City, Vickie (Ragan) and husband Mike Carrie of Del City, Tammy (Swarb) and husband Steve Wall of Maud, Harold "Bubby" Swarb of Maud, Cindy (Swarb) and husband Randy Horn of Maud, Shanna (Ragan) and husband Steve Fletcher of Bixby, Okla., and Stacy and wife Lucrecia (Jordan) Ragan of Maud.

Also surviving are 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, as well as a host of other family and dear friends.

Thelma was preceded by her parents; husbands; two brothers, Woody and Snowden Martin; and by one sister, Pearl Sorenson.

Casket bearers will be: Jack O’Daniel, Buck Day, Paul Lucy, Russell Bob Noland, Joe Ray Noland and Kevin McKinley.

Honorary bearers will be: Steve Wall, Randy Horn, Steve Fletcher, Stacy Ragan, Ricky Ragan, Bubby Swarb, Kenneth L. Tiffen and Bill Barton.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shirley Rains

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Shirley Ann Rains are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Bro. Arthur Carpitcher and Bro. Hershel Davis officiating.

A wake service will be held tonight at 6 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa.

Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Shirley Ann Rains passed away Thursday, March 27, 2008, at Carl Albert Indian Health Center in Ada at the age of 59. She was born Aug. 13, 1948 in Konawa to David Rains and Mattie (Morgan) Rains.

Shirley was a loving homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal Church of God.

She was a special "Grandma" to Elijah, Malachi and Caleb.

She is survived by two daughters: Jody of Arkansas and Jerry Dean Cabler of Texas; two brothers: Charles Rains of Ravenden, Ark., and Arthur Carpitcher of Konawa; two sisters: Chris Leatherman of Saginaw, Texas and Rosalie Bounds of Konawa; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Her parents and two brothers, Leroy and Eddie Rains, preceded her in death.

Serving as casket bearers will be Dale Hankins, Phillip Bentley, Jeremy Bounds, Jonathan Bounds, Ronnie Lunsford, Michael Johnson and Robert Walton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terry Rains

Terry Lee Rains, age 47, died Thursday, Dec. 11, at his residence in Shawnee.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 15, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Konawa. Rev. Arthur Carpitcher will officiate.

He was born June 2, 1961, to Lee Roy Rains and Syble (Stapleton) Rains, in French Camp, Calif. He was baptized at the Indian Pentecostal Church of God, in Konawa.

He is survived by his mother, Syble Gutierrez, of Ft. Worth, Texas; son, Victor Nichols, of McLoud; brother, Timothy Rains, of Lake Worth, Texas; and two sisters, Letta DeLeon, of Lake Worth, Texas, and Sandra Bressman, of Ft. Worth, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Roy Rains and by one sister, Virginia Rains.

Raymon

Ranells

Raymon F. Ranells, age 78, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Purcell Memorial Hospital.

He was born on Dec. 11, 1929, to Fred Ranells and Allie (Baucom) Ranells, in Francis.

He married Eunice Wilson, on June 30, 1951, in. He worked as a Lineman for Canadian Valley Electric Co-op for thirty-seven years. Ranells lived most of his live in Asher, where he was a Deacon at the First Baptist Church. He hunted and fished.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Allie Ranells; his wife, Eunice (Wilson) Ranells; four brothers; and one sister.

He is survived by one son, R. Terry Ranells, of Asher; one daughter, Teresa Larman, of Asher; one sister, Gerlene Fonfara, of Seattle; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7th, at the First Baptist Church, in Asher. Rev. Dewayne Johnson, Rev. Cecil Spoonemore, and Rev. Gary Caldwell will officiate. Burial will follow at Vista Cemetery, in Asher.

Pallbearers are Bo Ranells, Mart Armstrong, James Roe, Timothy Larman, Thomas Larman, and Robert Farmer.

Honorary Pallbearers are Henry Neely, Billy Ranells, James Tomlinson, and Bob Riggle.

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

 

 

Raymon

Ranells

Raymon F. Ranells, age 78, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Purcell Memorial Hospital.

He was born on Dec. 11, 1929, to Fred Ranells and Allie (Baucom) Ranells, in Francis.

He married Eunice Wilson, on June 30, 1951, in. He worked as a Lineman for Canadian Valley Electric Co-op for thirty-seven years. Ranells lived most of his live in Asher, where he was a Deacon at the First Baptist Church. He hunted and fished.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Allie Ranells; his wife, Eunice (Wilson) Ranells; four brothers; and one sister.

He is survived by one son, R. Terry Ranells, of Asher; one daughter, Teresa Larman, of Asher; one sister, Gerlene Fonfara, of Seattle; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7th, at the First Baptist Church, in Asher. Rev. Dewayne Johnson, Rev. Cecil Spoonemore, and Rev. Gary Caldwell will officiate. Burial will follow at Vista Cemetery, in Asher.

Pallbearers are Bo Ranells, Mart Armstrong, James Roe, Timothy Larman, Thomas Larman, and Robert Farmer.

Honorary Pallbearers are Henry Neely, Billy Ranells, James Tomlinson, and Bob Riggle.

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

 

 

Tildia Ransom

Funeral services for former Konawa resident Tildia Ransom are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Prague, with Pastor L.R. Drinkwater officiating.

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

Ransom, 97, died Sunday, March 30, 2008 at Meeker Nursing Center in Meeker. She was born April 6, 1910 in Maxwell, Okla., to Dib Rogers and Nancy (Charles) Rogers.

She worked as a cook and was also a housekeeper at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City for several years.

On Nov. 26, 1926 she married Henry Ransom and he preceded her in death in 1984.

She is a member of Mt. Zion Christian Church in Konawa.

Her parents; one son, Quentell Ransom; four daughters: Many Ann Ransom, Henryetta Hall, Thelma Shelby, and Lanetta Heath; and one sister, Ida Clark, also preceded her in death.

Surviving are four daughters: Izalure Parker and Pearlie Scott, both of Oklahoma City, Martha Arradondo of Konawa, and Viadalia Guess of Prague; three sons: Fred Ransom, Sr. of Oklahoma City, Henry Ransom Jr. and William Ransom, both of Konawa; and over 200 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services will be: Bobby Spears, Dewayne Burdine, Berford Parker, Antonio Smith, Marcus Pendleton, and Glendale Parker.

Honorary bearers will be: Eric Ransom, Donald Ransom, Dewayne Ransom, Kevin Guess, Timothy Guess, Derrick Parker, and Melvin Hall.

 

 

 

 

 

William Ransom

Rev. William Claremore Ransom, age 58 and a long-time resident of Konawa, and current resident of Oklahoma City, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

Services are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008 at Grace Community Church in Vamoosa, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Burial will follow at Grayson Cemetery in Konawa.

Rev. Frank Washington will officiate.

Rev. William Ransom was born on Nov. 2, 1949, in Oklahoma City to Henry Ransom, Sr. and Tilda (Willis) Ransom.

He married Avetta Griffis on June 9, 1984, at the First Baptist Church of New Lima.

He worked in maintenance, and he also worked in janitorial services for Kerr Lab Environmental Research Center of Ada.

Rev. Ransom was also the pastor of Mt. Zion Christian Church in Konawa for eight years.

He is survived by his wife, Avetta Ransom of the home, and one step-daughter, Ebony Murphy also of the home; two brothers, Fred Ransom, Sr. of Oklahoma City, and Henry Ransom, Jr. of Konawa; and four sisters, Izalure Parker and Pearlie Scott, both of Oklahoma City, Martha Arradondo of Konawa, and Viadalia Guess of Prague.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Tilda Ransom, one brother, Quintell Ransom, and four sisters, Mandy Ann Ransom, Henryetta Hall, Lennette Heath, and Thelma Shelby.

Pallbearers are Lloyd Arrinwine, Jr., Bryant Bruner, Virgil Shelby, Adam Shelby, Eric Ransom, and Dwayne Ransom.

Honorary Pallbearers are Johnny Starnes, Floyd Jenkins, and Johnny Osborne.

Visitation at the Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa will be from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, and from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

 

 

Pauline Rasberry

A celebration of life has been scheduled for former Seminole resident Helen Pauline Rasberry at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Wilshire Church of Christ in Oklahoma City.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 – 7 p.m. on Friday.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Home, 6006 N. Grand Blvd., Oklahoma City.

Pauline, 88, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, surrounded by her loving family after a brief battle with cancer. Pauline was born in Wheatland, Okla., on Jan. 31, 1919 to the late Mamie and Will H. Perry.

As a child she moved to Seminole. Her first job was with OG&E where she worked until her retirement in 1974. During this time, she married Robert "Bob" Rasberry and moved to Oklahoma City.

Bob and Pauline became avid travelers going to most continents of the world. They moved to Edmond after retirement. Pauline later moved to Tealridge Manor Retirement community on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University where she spent several happy years and made many close friends.

Pauline was a life-long member of the Wilshire Church of Christ and supporter of Oklahoma Christian University. She was known for her sense of humor, needlework, quilting, cooking ability, and devotion to her family and friends. We knew her best by Aunt Pauline and Auntie Grandma.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers: Cecil A. Perry, Harley B. Perry, W. Curtis Perry; and sister Nadine Perry McCarthy.

Pauline is survived by her nieces and nephews which she thought of as her "children": Paul McMahan and his wife Jaye Lynn and their children, Tiffany, Nicholas, Chase and Blake of Flower Mound, Texas; Maryjane Beane and her husband David and her children, Michael O’Halloran and Katy Wells of Arlington and Mansfield, Texas and Carolyn Moore, Tulsa and Mike McCarthy of Arlington, Texas as well as a host of other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews and other loving friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Robert and Helen Pauline Rasberry Education Trust, Oklahoma Christian University at 2501 E. Memorial Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73013 or the Wilshire Church of Christ Building Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June Reed

Shawnee resident, and former Seminole resident, June Taylor Reed, 74, died Sunday, Sept. 14, at her home.

She was born May 11, 1934 in Shawnee, to Walter Virgil and Cordelia Lee (Kinnamon) Cantwell.

She married Wayne Taylor on Dec. 23, 1950 and they were together 45 years before his death in 1996. She then married John Reed on July 5, 2006.

She was a member of the House of Prayer. She played cards, karaoke, and went to all the activities at The Towers where she lived. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; 2 sons, Jarrett Wayne Taylor and Keith Edward Taylor; and her sister, Brenda Wolf.

She is survived by 2 sisters, Freda Satterfield and Carma Chappell, brother, Gary Cantwell, and stepson, Ricky Reed.

Graveside services will be 10a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Resthaven Memorial Park with Pastor Elder Elvin L. Smith officiating.

 

 

Linda Reed

Longtime Seminole resident Linda Joyce Reed passed away on Monday, July 7, 2008 at home. 

She was born on January 7, 1946 in Holdenville, Oklahoma to William Ted and Velma (Jackson) Springfield.

 She married Joe Reed on April 3, 1999 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

 She worked for Big Yank, Wrangler and was also self-employed as a Dog Groomer for 17 years.

 She is survived by her husband of the home, Joe Reed, two step-sons: Wade Reed of Salt Lake, Utah and Jon Reed of Dallas, Texas, one step-daughter, LaVonda Reed and her husband Joseph Ludowese of Dallas, Texas, brother, Ted and wife Betty Springfield of Miami, Oklahoma, two sisters, Louise Allen of Edgewood, New Mexico and Evelyn Allen of Wetumka, Oklahoma, two step-grandchildren: Christa and Jason Ludowese.

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

Her parents and two brothers, Leroy and Tommy Springfield, precede her in death.

 Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 10, 2008 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Jim and Nita Morland officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery in Little, Oklahoma.

 Pallbearers will be Ronnie Gamble, Terry Renfro, Brad Shultz, John Flesher, Jim Bost and Ronald Johnson.

 Honorary Bearers will be: Roger and Lisa Mills, Jack and Rita Ballew and Harley and Hazel Conatser.

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

 

 

Evelyn Reich

Evelyn Mae Reich was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She devoted her life to God and family. Her children and grandchildren filled her life with pride and joy.

She was born Dec 24, 1932 in Oklahoma City to Orville and Flossy Edwards. She married Millard D. Reich on Jan. 11, 1949 in Earlimart, Calif. They made their home in Sasakwa, where they raised eight girls and six boys on a small country farm.

On Monday, the 10th of Nov., at the age of seventy-five, Evelyn went to be with our Lord and Savior.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Flossy Mae Edwards (Jetton); sister, Ruth Reich; brothers, A.H. Reich, Alan McMahan, and James Leroy Edwards; sons, Steven Joe Reich and Allen Hampton Reich; grandson, Lance Wayne Whitlock; and great-grandsons Daniel Hermes and Michael Hermes.

She is survived by her husband, Millard Reich: brother and sister-in-law, W.M. (Dub) and Gail Edwards; sister, Martha McMahan; sister and brother-in-law, Ellen and Paul Bebout; daughters and Sons-in-law, Vada and Ted Hermes, of Ada, Deborah Reich, of Ada, Linda and Phil Whitlock, of Sasakwa, Rita Francis, of Sparks, Nev., Pam and Gary Welch, of Maud, Pat and Rick Hensley, of Wewoka, Anita and Kelly Chronister, of Canadian, Sara and Perry Epley, of Sasakwa; sons and Daughters-in-law, Nick and Kathy Reich, of Martin, Johnny and Lisa Reich, of McAlester, Ammon and Shelly Reich, of Konawa, Michael and Kim Reich, of Savanna; grandchildren, Daniel Jr. and Aileen Dianda, Michael and Mia Dianda, Phillip Whitlock Jr., Teddy Hermes III, Tina (Reich) and Tony Downey, Amy Plotner, Stacy (Welch) and Ryan Christ, Tanya (Reich) and Mark Igert, Brian and Kristin Whitlock, Johnny Jr. and Jennifer Reich, Cheryl (Welch) and Jon Cloud, Travis Francis, Jami Reich, Teresa (Francis) and Cole Orcutt, Jacob and Sara Reich, Sharlette (Reich) Cathy, Brandy (Reich) and Orrin Baird, Patrick Plotner, Ashton Livesay, Austin Livesay, Nickey Hensley, Nikole and Brian Wheeler, Lauren Reich, Almon Epley, Ashley Reich, Linda Epley, Siara Reich, Hannah Hensley, Millard Epley, Ruthie Leslie, Taul Livesay, Michael Ragsdale, Jason Stewart, Michelle Epley, Prescilla Epley, George Epley III, Wade Chronister, Stephanie Manuel, Kimberly Manuel, Lane Flanigan, Cody Turney, Jonathan Wolf, Aryana Shreffler; great-grandchildren (in chronological order); Rebecca Dianda, Danielle Dianda, Antawn Hermes, Brodey Igert, Chancie Hermes, Sebastian Hespett, Brandon Downey, Kymber Igert, Gabriella Emery, Connor Whitlock, Cooper Whitlock, Michael Dianda Jr., Jonathan Dianda, Taylor Cathy, Katelyn Cathy, Jaylen Reich, Kade Cloud, Klaire Downey, Carter Whitlock, Kali Hermes, Thad Cathy, Adilynn Cloud, Brylee Baird, Tristin Francis, MacKenzi Wheeler, Mason Carter, Gracie Christ, Makaylee Wheeler, Micah Dianda, Olivia Dianda, Brianna Kirkendall, Sydney Leslie, Alex White, Alexis White, Steven Pelps, Cimarron Epley, Dalton Vivian, Chelsea Shields, Devin Estep, Patricia Burris, Michael Summers, Brittany Summers, Mathew Summers, Makayla Epley, Sherry Epley, Summer Davis, Dakota Davis; first cousins, Delores Gleasen, of Tennessee, Joyce Ann Johnson, of Oklahoma City, Orville David Edwards, of Oklahoma City, Dyton Bennett Edwards, of Oklahoma City, and Connie Weathers, of Oklahoma City.

Numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive her.

Services for Evelyn are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 14th, at 2 p.m. at the Wewoka Church of Christ, with Virgil T. Romine officiating.

"I have fought the fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."

2 Timothy 4:7

 

 

Lawrence Reich

Graveside services for Sasakwa resident Lawrence Raymond Reich were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Lone Dove Cemetery with Virgil Romine officiating.

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

Reich, 69, died Friday, April 25, 2008 at his residence in Sasakwa. He was born April 6, 1939 in Sasakwa to Ammon Hansford and Atlas Imajean Rose Reich.

He attended school in Sasakwa and Kight. Reich worked for Don Kimrey in the oilfield as a driller for a number of years.

His parents; son, Randal; sister, Marie Landreth; and brothers: A.H., Sherman, Herbert and Clarence, preceded him in death.

Survivors include family members: Ivan Reich of California, Millard, Jack, Jerry and Lester Reich, all of Sasakwa; and sister, Ima Joan Long of Sasakwa.

Pallbearers were: Jimmy Reich, Jackie Reich, Ron Reich, Dave Reich, Nickey Reich, and Johnny Reich.

 

 

 

 

 

Lucy

Reinschmidt

Lucy Emaline Reinschmidt, age 98, died Saturday, Dec. 20, at Solara Hospital, in Shawnee.

Graveside services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, at Gotebo Cemetery, in Gotebo. Richard Sisco will officiate.

She was born March 5, 1910, in Bessie, to R. A. Lindsay and Nancy (Miller) Lindsay. She married Jacob G. Reinschmidt on April 3, 1928, in Arapaho. She moved to the Konawa and Asher area in 1994. She was a housewife and a member of the Gotebo Baptist Church

She is survived by one daughter, Lillie Bottom, of Asher; and by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, R. A. and Nancy Lindsay; husband, Jacob Reinschmidt; five sons, one daughter, and five sisters.

Pallbearers were Eddie Bottom, Eddie Bottom, Jr., Ronnie Wartchow, Mark Wartchow, Chad Wartchow, and Danny Fleming.

Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Reinschmidt, Jimmy Reinschmidt, Billy Reinshmidt, Lester Reinshmidt, and C. J. Sisco.

Services were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, in Konawa.

 

 

 

Naomi

Renfro

Wewoka resident, Naomi Jean Renfro, age 77, died Nov. 3, in Wewoka.

She was born April 16, 1931, in Cromwell, to Cleveland Jennings and Lerah Richardson. She lived most of her life in Seminole County.

She attended and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Renfro worked for many years cooking and catering. She worked for Berry’s Waffle House, Aldridge Hotel, Ben’s BBQ, Morgan’s Mug, and she catered for the Rotary Club.

Services are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church, in Wewoka, with Pastor James Mustin, of New Jerusalem Temple, in Oklahoma City, officiating. Internment will follow at Westwood Cemetery.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Levernon Jennings; four sisters, Mary Tarver, Lizzy Mae, Zelma Clark, and Mayetta Bowden.

She is survived by her sons, Terry Renfro, of Edmond, James Charles Renfro, of Oklahoma City, Anthony Keith Edwards, and Fredrick Ivan Jennings, of Wewoka; daughters, Barbara James, Billie Renfro, and Loraine Edwards, all of Oklahoma City; sister, Alma Jean Jennings, of Oklahoma City; brother, Clifford Jennings, of Checotah; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of Myers Mortuary, in Wewoka.

 

Dorothy Rich

Dorothy Mae Rich died Saturday, Dec. 6, at Holdenville General Hospital, at the age of 73.

She was born July 11, 1935, to James Baker Bray and Ora Gladys (Houston) Bray, in Lebanon, Mo. She was brought up in Springfield, Mo. and moved in her younger years to live with her sister in Manteca, Calif. She was married to Sterling Clifford Rich on Aug. 23, 1953, in Lathrop, Calif., and worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in various nursing homes.

They moved to Holdenville on Oct. 7, 1994.

She is survived by three daughters, Peggy Rich, of the home, Terrie Bunch, of Fort Smith, Ark., and Rhonda Plott, of Seminole; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents, James and Ora Bray; her husband, Sterling Rich; sister, Leona Collard; and brother, James Bray.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 13, 11:30 a.m. at the Fisher Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating ministers are Rev. David Newbold and Rev. Darla Newbold. Interment will be in the Holdenville Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Nick Henson, Waylon Ford, Michael Newbold, Larry Ingram, Dennis Files and Erick Valles. Honorary pallbearers are Steven Plott, David Breed, Clyde Minter and Vernon Ralston.

Services are under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

 

 

Garnet Richards

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Garnet Dean Richards are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Temple of Praise Church with Rev. Harold Turner officiating.

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

Richards, 81, died Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at Colonial Estates in Shawnee. He was born Aug. 11, 1926 in Fanshaw, Okla., to Shvey George and Goldy Bird (Bost) Richards.

He retired from Seminole County as a road grater and was a member of the Temple of Praise Church in Seminole.

His parents and one son, Allen Richards, preceded him in death.

Surviving are three sons: Ronnie Richards and David Richards, both of Stillwater, and Billy Richards of Cushing; three daughters: Alice Richards of Earlsboro, Diann Richards of Kansas City, Kan., and Debbie Richards of Alaska; two sisters: Loberta Elliott of Sasakwa, and Lavada Elliott of Wister, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; and numerous gret-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mildred Richardson

Funeral services for longtime Konawa area resident Mildred L. Richardson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa with Rev. Jasper Ligon officiating.

Burial is to follow at Konawa Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Mildred L. (Hamrick) Richardson, 89, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2008 at Ada Retirement Center. She was born Aug. 28, 1918 in Whitesboro, Texas to Clarence and Vida Hamrick.

On Sept. 18, 1935 she married James Lloyd Richardson in Tishomingo. They moved to Konawa in 1941.

Richardson was a homemaker and a longtime member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Byng.

Her parents; husband (Feb. 28, 1984); and four brothers: Myrlee, Robert, Billy Joe and Wendell Hamrick, preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son, James Richardson of Ada; one daughter, Betty Jane Martin of Byng; three grandchildren, all of Ada; and two great-grandchildren.

Serving as casket bearers will be: Eric Martin, Evan Martin, Kevin Shaw, Justin West, Keith Alred and Ronnie Mitchusson.

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

 

Kenneth

Riddle

Kenneth "J.B." Riddle, 79 year-old Seminole resident, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, at his home surrounded by family and friends, after a short battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 9, 1929, in Maysville, to Eli Riddle and Nancy Vyrtle (Eldred) Riddle.

He married Peggy Joyce Bratcher on May 10, 1955, in Mountainair, N.M.

Riddle worked as a lineman/foreman for Mullinix Construction Company, out of Oklahoma City for 30 years. He also worked as a sales representative for Augur Sales, out of Iowa Park, Texas for 18 years. Prior to that he worked as a sales representative for Harleman Manufacturing, out of El Dorado Springs, Mo. for a few years.

The Riddles moved to Seminole in Nov. of 1966, living here for the past 42 years. He was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church.

He is survived by his wife, of 53 years, Peggy Riddle, of the home; two daughters Robin Riddle, of Seminole and Vickie Verie (Riddle) McCracken, of Mill Creek; and one sister, Hattie M. Riddle, of Sulphur.

Preceding him in death are his parents, six sisters and seven brothers.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 7, at 12 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole. His sister-in-law, Zella (Riddle) Harden will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, in Seminole.

Casket Bearers will be: Phillip Cartwright, Harold Cartwright, David Riddle, Joe Dan Riddle, Stephen McCracken and Homer L. Rinehart.

The family has designated the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for Cancer research as appropriate for memorial donations in his memory. The address is 825 N.E. 13th Street, Oklahoma City, 73104-9930.

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

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

 

 

 

 

Letha Rivers

Letha M. Rivers, 75-year-old resident of Tecumseh, passed from this life Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Seminole Medical Center. She was born Jan. 13, 1933. in Seminole, to parents Fred Napoleon and Velma (Tallie) Napoleon.

Letha was a longtime Seminole County resident where she attended Booker T. Washington High School, being honored as Football Queen. She was also a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Wittiness, in Tecumseh. Letha loved to cook, garden and loved decorating but most of all loved being with her family.

She leaves to cherish her memory one son, Leonard Lee Rivers, of Tecumseh; three daughters and a son-in-law, Velma Jean and Eddie Carr, of Tecumseh, Vanessa Alexander, of Shawnee, and Veada Marie Capas, of Shawnee; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Spencer and Bessie Napoleon, of Madera, Calif., Bobby and Kaye Napoleon, of Shawnee, Ted and Kathy Napoleon, of San Jose, Calif., and Willie and Linda Napoleon, of Holdenville; six sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Henry Hall, of Oklahoma City, Eudell Young, of Shawnee, Hazel and Marvin Keesee, of Lima, Wyomia Reed, of Oklahoma City, Ernestine Gordon, of Wewoka, and Debra Teal, of Shawnee; Grandchildren, Shana Marie and Rickey Christopher, of Oklahoma City, Robert Ervin, of Wagner, Arsenio Carr, of Tecumseh, and Shawn Deshai Alexander, of Shawnee; great grandchildren, Gregrion and Hailey Christopher, of Oklahoma City and Robert Issac Ervin, of Wagner. She is also survived by a host of other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Linzy Lee Rivers who died March 10, 2006 and by four brothers, Fred, Jr., Alvin, John and Leon Napoleon.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole. Interment will follow at Earlsboro Cemetery, in Earlsboro.

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

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

 

 

 

John Robertson

Graveside services for Maud resident John Jackson Robertson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wolf Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Robertson, 90, died Sunday, May 4, 2008 in Oklahoma City. He was born Oct. 6, 1917 in Wolf to J.E. Robertson and Losogee "Rose" Harjo.

On Feb. 1936 he married Willie Mae Robertson and she preceded him in death on July 17, 2006.

He was self-employed as a welder and retired in 1985. Robertson served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Three sons: Jimmy Ray Robertson (1945), Jack Robertson (1976) and Max Robertson (1998); brother, Marvin Robertson, and two sister: Lela Belle Pittsenberger and Stella Pierce, also preceded him in death.

Surviving is daughter, Rose L. Reich of Maud; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Robinson

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident A.L. "Andrew" Robinson are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Blackburn Cemetery in Norman.

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

A.L., 76, of Oklahoma City, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2008, surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 9, 1931 in Olton, Texas and moved to Oklahoma City at a young age, with his family.

He joined the U.S. Navy and served as a corpsman with the Marines in the Korean War. He worked for Locke Plumbing Supply for 25 years.

He moved to Muskogee and later moved back to Oklahoma City.

Surviving are daughters: Barbara Montague of Oklahoma City, and Traci Robinson of Jenks; and sons: Robin of Pompano, Fla., David of Wellington, Okla., Russell of Muskogee, and Randall of Seminole; nine grandchildren; four grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

His parents, seven siblings, his loving wife Betty Sue, and son Andrew of Tulsa, preceded him in death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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J.B. Rodebush

Memorial services for former Seminole County resident J.B. Rodebush are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Bishop Chapel of Memories.

Military honors will be by Robert B. Thomas, Veterans of Foreign wars Post #1098, under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service, McAlester.

J.B., 84 of McAlester, passed away Monday, April 7, 2008 at Solara Hospital in Shawnee. He was born Sept. 16, 1923 in Prague, Okla., to James H. and India Rae Smith.

He attended elementary school at a small country school in Lincoln County named 52. Later his family moved to Seminole County, where he graduated from Vamoosa High School.

J.B. entered the U.S. Army on May 25, 1943, serving as a machine gunner in the Battery D547th Anti-aircraft Artillery AW Battalion, during World War II. He served in Normandy during the Metz and in the and in the SAAR, in the Rhineland and in the Ruhr.

After J.B. received honorable discharge on March 16, 1946 as a corporal, he returned to Konawa where he began his career in the oil field, working in various aspects of the job.

J.B. later moved to McAlester area and in December 1966, he began working as a B.I.B. assembly worker and later was an aircraft structure mechanic at Rockwell, until his retirement in 1989.

In 1968, J.B. and his brother Bill decided to purchase cattle and years later they formed the Double RR Rodebush Purebred Limousin Ranch.

He was a member of the North American Limousin Foundation, Oklahoma Cattleman, Little Dixie Limousin Association of McAlester, and the Oklahoma Limousin Association.

J.B. was also a member of the McAlester BPOE, Elks Lodge #533, and was a Mason with the South McAlester Blue Lodge #96.

His parents; brother, Glen H. Rodebush and his wife, Zelda; and his sister-in-law, Birthie Rodebush, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his brother, Bill F. Rodebush of McAlester; four nephews and a spouse: Glen and Carrie Rodebush and Wayne Rodebush, all of McAlester, Max W. Rodebush of Ada, and Jimmy Rodebush of Konawa; a niece and spouse, Lena and Harold Helmbreckt of Douglass, Ga.; two great-nieces and three nephews: Erica Rodebush, Isom Rodebush, Matt Rodebush, Destiny Rodebush, and Rock Rodebush; and numerous other family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Rodgers

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident Jimmy Joe Rodgers Sr. are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grace Community Church in Vamoosa with Rev. Drew Isaacs and Rev. Mark Streetman officiating.

Burial is to follow at Konawa Cemetery with military honors. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Jimmy passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada at the age of 80 years. He was born Aug. 23, 1927 in Konawa to Joe Rodgers Sr. and Mary (Doolen) Rodgers.

Jimmy was active in all sports as a child and he grew up in the streets of Konawa and was known as the local paperboy. He also helped his mom at the local tag office and the family grocery store.

After high school, Jimmy attended ECU for two years. He then enlisted in the U.S. Marines in June 1945, and served his country in the 1st Marine Division of World War II.

He later served in the U.S. Army Company B 108th Infantry Regiment as a Platoon Sergeant in Japan during the Korean War. Jimmy received an honorable discharge in September 1951.

On Aug. 27, 1960 Jimmy married Neva Ann Isaacs in Konawa and moved to Wanette, where they raised their family on a farm.

Jimmy was a longtime farmer and rancher and he sold hay for almost 60 years in the Konawa area. He was known to have bailed hay for five generations around the Konawa area.

He enjoyed raising a garden and fresh vegetables, playing his guitar, was an avid reader, historian and storyteller; and was a ranked tennis player. Family and friends enjoyed his sense of humor.

Jimmy also won several Will Rogers look-a-like contests in his later years. He was interested in politics and was his grandchildren’s biggest fan. Jimmy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Konawa.

His parents and parents-in-law, Jess and Ida Isaacs, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; three sons: Scotty Sexton of Denver, Colo., James Roberts and his wife Sharlyn of Morenci, Ariz., and Jimmy Joe Rodgers Jr. and his wife Connie of Choctaw; two daughters: Gina Bass and her husband Cliff of Roff and Anna Ellis and her husband Jerimy of Yukon; one brother, Joe Rodgers Jr. and his wife Linda of Las Vegas, Nev.; and one sister, Wanda Baresel of Oklahoma City.

In addition, 15 grandchildren: April, Chris, Amanda Isaac, Jessica, Josh, Jamie, Cody, Monica, Heather, Caleb, Jacob, Kaysea, Sara and Benjamin; 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends, also survive Jimmy.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Ross

James "Smiley" A. Ross life long Seminole county resident died, Saturday, Nov. 1, at the age of 66.

Smiley was born in Wetumka, on Aug. 23, 1942 to James A. and Mildred Inez (Hulstine) Ross.

Ross was a heavy machine operator and worked for many oil field services in this area some of which included Tony Peters Dozer Service and Joe Tolberts United Truck Service.

He served in the National Guard and was a member of the Harvey Road Baptist Church, in Seminole.

He married Debra Ann Hale, Jan. 10, 2006, in Eureka Springs, Ark.

He is survived by wife, Debra; mother, Inez Daniels; son, Jimmy Aldridge, of Konawa, daughters, Shonda (Ross) McGuire, of Seminole and Tamara Ross, of Harrah; and sister, Nancy Grubbs, of Pascagoula, Miss.

His father James preceded him in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. in the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Burial will be at the Wetumka Cemetery, in Wetumka.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth King, Andy Johnson, Josh Lytle, Alvis Campbell, Gene Cathy, and Bobby Bush.

Honorary Bearers will be Mike Adams, David Cathy, Rooster Harden, Joe Tolbert, Tommy Factor, Gerald Factor, Ronnie Allison, Tony Peters, and Wilbur Johnson.

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

 

 

 

Christine Rowe

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Christine "Chrissy" Rowe are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Ron King officiating.

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

Rowe, 40, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 in Stigler, Okla. She was born July 29, 1967 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Butch Brown and Theresa (Allen) Fairman.

Her mother and stepfather, Theresa and Jimmie Fairman preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters: Kara Rowe and Gretchen Fry and one son, David Rowe, all of Stigler; spouse, Charlie Peters of the home; and father, Butch Brown of Cincinnati, Ohio.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paula

Russell

Paula Jeaninne (Dawson) Russell, 53 year-old Seminole resident passed from this life at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, at Carl Albert Hospital in Ada.

She lived a full and colorful life. She and her former husband and business partner traveled to Australia, New Zealand, Marco and China gathering an array of photographs for their photography business.

They lived on Lombard Street, in San Francisco, the most crooked street in the world. They also owned and operated an outfitting business out of Livingston, Mont.

Paula studied dental hygiene at Rose State College, in Oklahoma City, and art at the University of Oklahoma and University of Texas at Arlington. She also studied voice and music in Nashville, Tenn.

She was born in Seminole, Nov. 22, 1955. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Homer and Ruby Griffith and Giles and Rita Dawson and her father, G.W. Dawson, of Los Angeles, Calif.

She is survived by her mother, Pat Berry, of Seminole; brothers, Kent Dawson, of Seminole, Chris Berry, of Oklahoma City, and Robert Berry, of Round Rock, Texas; sisters, D.D. Breslin and Tamera Robinson, of Wimberly, Texas; and her beloved nephew Darius Berry, of Oklahoma City.

Paula had many talents. She could paint, draw, sculpture and she did Indian beading. She loved horses and seamed to be able to communicate with all animals. She was also a proud member of the Chickasaw tribe.

The family will be having a private family service.

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

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

 

 

 

June Russell

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident June Russell are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Tommy Clark officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Seminole.

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

Gloria "June" Russell passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 in Seminole at the age of 75. June was born on Aug. 18, 1932 in Shawnee to Troy and Sadie (Jordan) Yoder.

She was a graduate of Shawnee High School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she sang in the church choir and in the past years had taught Sunday school. She was a Choctaw Tribal Member; very proud of her Choctaw heritage.

June loved the sport of baseball; when her children were young, she was a little league baseball coach. Some of her hobbies were playing Canasta with her girlfriends, going to dances with friends and working with Marie Dawson at auctions.

She worked for Southwestern Bell and also was as a nurse for many years for Dr. Jack Parrish, Dr. Dennis Ang, Dr. Sudhir Gupta and Dr. Brendan Okeeffe. Her passion for nursing was an influence to her grandson Andrew to pursue a career in medicine.

He attends Indiana School of Medicine in Muncie, Indiana to be a surgeon. Her sense of humor and zest for life were infectious to all around her.

She is survived by her son, Mike Russell of Greenbrier, Ark.; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Rick Conner of Seminole; sister-in-law, Wanda Yoder; nieces, Rena Goldenstein, and Daleda Waldrup and husband Greg, all of Shawnee; three grandchildren, Lyndsey Russell and husband John Powell of Blanchard, Okla., Andrew Conner, of Muncie, Ind., and Caley Conner of Seminole.

She is also survived by a host of other family and loving friends. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Troy and Sadie Yoder; son, Pat Russell; and brother, DaleYoder.

Pallbearers will be: Danny Lynn Jordan, Derl Williams, Webber Crow, Randy Milam, Gene Knight and Jake Knight. Honorary pallbearers will be: George Richards, Ken Colvin and Roy Gurley.

The family would like to say a special thanks to the Dr. Tony Haddad and the ICU nursing staff at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee, Grace Lankford, Lori Blackwell, Carol Williams, Shirley Castle, Jennifer Lemons, and Loving Care Hospice for all the love and care they have provided to June.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sadie Russell

Funeral services for Holdenville native, Sadie Benson Russell, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel, Wewoka.

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

Russell, 93, died Monday, April 28, 2008 at a Tulsa hospital. She was born May 31, 1914 in Holdenville to Floy and G.L. Benson.

On June 19, 1932 she married Albert Russell, and he preceded her in death on March 17, 1991.

Together the couple had three daughters. She was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church of Holdenville and Wewoka, until she moved to Tulsa in 1991 after the death of her husband.

She participated in all of her daughters’ activities including church and school, Camp Fire Girls, Horizon Club, and Rainbow Girls.

Russell was the sponsor of Wewoka Fist Teen Town for seven years in the 1950s and in the 60s was the manager of Fran’s Boutique Gift Shop in Wewoka for nine years. While there, she taught hat making.

Surviving are her three daughters: Patti Miller of Bryan, Texas, Carole Lynn Morris of Tulsa, and Suzanne Magee of Tulsa; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

Raymond Ryan

Memorial services for lifelong Seminole County resident Raymond James Ryan are scheduled for Friday, July 11, 2008 at Cummings Cemetery in Maud with Rev. Larry Spark officiating.

Ryan departed this life on July 7, 2008 at the age of 57 years.

He was born on August 18, 1951 in Dallas, Texas to Raymond Leon and Lorene Denney Ryan.

He graduated from Wewoka High School in 1969 and attended Seminole Junior College.

He worked in the oil industry for most of his life and served in the U.S. Army.

His parents and one daughter, Michelle, preceded Raymond in death.

Survivors includes three daughters; Angie and husband Jeremy Yeager of Borger, Kellie Ryan of Friona Texas, Kerri Ryan of Hereford, Texas and one son; James Ryan of Amarillo, Texas.

He is also survived by two brothers; Randy Ryan and wife Connie, Ada, Gary Ryan and wife Jean, Seminole, one sister; Shirley and husband Randy Orr, Wewoka, two aunts; Faye Renegar, Shawnee, June Franklin and husband H.L., Dallas, Texas.

Grandchildren include James Ryan, Stoney Ryan, Ricky Baltista, Airick Baltista, Tristan Baltista, Audrey Reyes, Chance Yeager and Ashlynn Yeager.

Also surviving is his lifelong friend and companion, Esther Collins of Oklahoma City and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

Jose Sabas

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Jose Esqueda Sabas are scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Swearingen Funeral Home, Father Basil Kennan, O.S.B. officiating.

He will be laid to rest next week in Villa Juarez, Aguascalientes, Mexico. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Sabas, 35 of Maumelle, Ark., died Saturday, April 19, 2008 in Wewoka. He was born Oct. 2, 1072 in Aguacalientes, Mexico to Faustino Sabas Marinez and Francesseca (Esqueda) Sabas.

He was a brick mason for Sabas Construction. In February 2002 he married Suzzanne Hawkins in Oklahoma County.

Surviving is his wife of Maumelle, Ark.; his parents of Rancho Nuveo, Aguacalientes, Mexico; four brothers: Juan Antonio, Angel, Juan and Phillpe Sabas; and six sisters: Maria, Rosa, Elvida, Leticia, Chico and Moni Sabas.

Serving as casket bearers will be: Neptali Vera, Jerry Andrews, Joshua Welch, and Lupe Martinez. Honorary bearers will be: Jesse Martinez, Kristopher Welch, and Eric Welch.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Estell

Sanders

Graveside Services for Wewoka resident Estell Joyce Sanders were scheduled for 2p.m., Friday, Aug. 29, at the pavilion of Oakwood Ceme-tery, with Pastor Robert McClure of First Freewill Baptist Church officiating.

Estell died, Tuesday, Aug. 26, in Shawnee, at the age of 83 years.

Sanders was born March 19, 1925 in Wetumka, a to Elder Ray and Ira Bell (Carter) Joyce.

She attended New Lima schools.

Estell married Fred Sanders, July 19, 1940 in Wewoka.

She was a Member of First Free Will Baptist Church of Wewoka.

She formerly worked for Muirs Quick Meals, Big Yank,

and Edna Looney's Craft Store. She worked a number of years for Wewoka Schools as a Cook.

In her spare time she loved sitting on her porch, visiting with family and friends. She loved to read and take care of people and her Church Family.

She was a wonderful person and will be missed by her family and friends.

Preceding her in death are her husband on April 30, 2007, parents, son Alvie Sanders, brothers, Denver, Marvin, Johnny, Raymond, and Jack Joyce, Sisters, Ora Lee Tarpley, Sunny Andrews, and Mary Sherrin.

Survivors include Daughters, Sue Smith of Wewoka, Linda Sanderson and husband, Larry of Wewoka, Rita Orr and husband, Victor 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. Twenty-two Great-Grandchildren and eight Great-Great-Grandchildren.

Services under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guest book is available at PhillipsFuner-alService.com.

 

 

 

Kari Sanders

Memorial services for Sasakwa area resident Kari Lavon Sanders are scheduled for Wednesday, May 21, 2008 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the home of Steve James, 21517 Skaggs City Road in Tecumseh.

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

Sanders passed away on Friday, May 16, 2008 at her residence at the age of 49.

She was born on Feb. 11, 1959 in Bartlesville to Kenneth Sanders and Georgia Lavon (Abbott) Sanders.

As a child, Sanders was a Tricky Trotter and enjoyed playing basketball.

Sanders began nursing school with only a seventh grade education.

She became an LPN and was a very caring and compassionate person.

She loved life and enjoyed spending time at the lake or ocean and also enjoyed roller skating.

Sanders was preceded in death by her father.

Sanders is survived by her two children, Steve James and Brandy Hale, both of Tecumseh; her mother, Lavon Sanders; one brother, Kenny Sanders; one sister, Kylee Finley, and six grandchildren.

For directions to the memorial services, please call Steve or Brandy at (405) 788-4273 or (405) 248-6191.

Merle Ollie Sanders

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Merle Ollie (Ray) Sanders are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole with Rev. Forrest Weast officiating.

Sanders, 91, died on Saturday, June 28 at St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa.

She was born on February 17, 1918 in Clarksville, Ark. to George Arthur "Ollie" and Beulah May (Dalton) Ray.

She married Edward Frank Sanders in April 1936. The couple moved to Seminole in 1952.

Sanders was a homemaker and a member of First Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, David Sanders, Seminole; four brothers, Jim Ray, Shawnee, Hartsel Ray of Kentucky, Shifford Ray, Wetumka, M.L Ray of Mississippi and a three grandchildren.

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

Online condolences may be made at swearingenfuneralhome.com

Brandon Sanford

A procession to evening prayer services for Holdenville resdient Brandon Lee Sanford began today at 4 p.m. at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home, Holdenville.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Moppin and Rev. George Harjoche officiating.

Burial is to follow the service at the Church Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Brandon passed away tragically on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008 at 31 years of age. Brandon was born Oct. 7, 1976 in Wewoka to Danny Lee Sanford and Lela Warledo.

He was a longtime resident of Holdenville and a member of Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church.

Brandon graduated from Holdenville High school and was employed by Bronco Drilling and a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.

His niece, Ashley Nicole Sanford, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his parents, Danny and Shirley Sanford of Holdenville, and Lela Warledo of Tulsa; two brothers: Matthew Sanford of Holdenville and Joe Sanford of McAlester; one sister, Kelona Lena; paternal grandparents, Jean Carpenter and Kenneth Sanford, both of Holdenville; maternal grandmother, Georgia Harjo of Wewoka; and a nephew, Kamden Arnn.

All who knew him as a kind and loving family member and friend, will feel Brandon’s absence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Sartor

Private family graveside services for William Andrew Sartor, Jr., are scheduled fot take place at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Moore’s Eastlawn Chapel Tulsa.

Sartor, 55, died suddenly on Sunday, April 6, 2008. He was born Jan. 5, 1953.

He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State; a Master’s of Science in Management from Abilene Christian University; and a Doctorate in Osteopathy from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Sartor retired from medical practice in Seminole.

Surviving is his son, William Andrew Sartor III; his father, William Andrew Sartor, Sr.; and sister, Jan Sartor Smith.

 

 

 

 

Walter Schoaps

Funeral services for Walter Robert Schoaps are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Forest Park Westheimer in Houston, Texas.

Walter Robert Schoaps, 85, died on Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 in Conroe, Texas. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on Jan. 5, 1923 to Mary Crisan and Florian Schoaps. 

He finished high school in South Lyon, Michigan and joined the U.S. Army on Feb. 2, 1942. He served with distinction in B Company, 103rd Infantry, 43rd Division for three years in the South Pacific during World War II, where he earned the Purple Heart and Combat Infantry Badge along with other service awards. 

He received an Honorable Discharge on July 11, 1945.  In 1947, he married Ada Francis Terral and they lived in Houston, Texas for 40 years. 

He is survived by two children, Karen and Birch Blaine of Humble, Texas and Steve and Lisa Schoaps of Seminole; two grandchildren, Christine Schoaps of Stillwater and Robert Schoaps of Norman; sisters, Helen Heinz and Barbara Jackson of Michigan; and special friend, Kay Schrack, of Conroe, Texas. 

He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews and many friends. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to "Food For Kids – Seminole, Oklahoma " in care of the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank.

Carl Schreiner Jr.

Col. Carl S. Schreiner Jr. of Norman, Okla., passed from this life on July 13, 2008, in the presence of his immediate family.

A graveside service will be held at 9 a.m., Thursday, July 17, 2008, at Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, Okla., with Reverend Frank H. Kernan officiating, with full military honors by the U.S. Air Force.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.

Carl was born on March 19, 1923, in McAlester, Okla. He grew up at the Amerada Switch near Seminole, Okla.

He attended Pleasant Grove School and graduated from Seminole High School in 1942.

He married Wanda Lee Crawford on April 20, 1943.

Carl was a veteran of World War II, flying 65 combat missions over North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany. After the war he served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and the Oklahoma Air National Guard.

In his 35 years of military service he received 26 commendations, awards, and decorations including two Purple Hearts and The Distinguished Flying Cross.

He attended East Central State College and the University of Oklahoma, earning a degree in geology as well as letters in football at both colleges.

After college, he moved his family to the oil fields of West Texas, living in Midland to pursue a career in exploration geology and seismology. He later lived in Oklahoma City, Shreveport, La., Littleton, Colo., and Tulsa before retiring in Norman.

He was a lifelong OU fan and was inducted into the 2007 Class of Seminole High School Hall of Fame by the Honorable Dr. David Boren.

Carl is survived by his wife of 65 years, Wanda; and two sons, Dr. Carl S. Schreiner III and wife Linda of Duncan, and Dr. Terry J. Schreiner and wife Debbie, also of Duncan, Okla.

He had four grandchildren; Dr. Carl S. Schreiner IV and wife Mia of Roseburg, Ore., Kristen Lee Linden and husband Darren of Owasso, Okla., Dustin W. Schreiner and wife Sunny of Bozeman, Mont., and McKenzie Lee Davis and husband Toby of Owasso, Okla.

He is also survived by four great-grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Carl S. and Sally Mae Schreiner and one brother, Henry F. Schreiner.

Carl provided guidance and joy to many and was loved by all. The world is a far better place because he once strode upon the face of this earth.

Send condolences online at www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com/Obituaries.htm

 

 

 

Elsa Schulze

Memorial services for longtime Seminole County resident Elsa Lavon Schulze are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church with Jim Knowles officiating.

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

Lavon Schulze passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008 at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City. Mrs. Schulze was born Dec. 21, 1929 in Cushing, Okla., to parents, Clyde and Jewell (Bilke) Meyers.

She moved to Seminole from Cushing in 1963. Mrs. Schulze was a legal secretary for Bishop-Wantland Law Office; Gipson, Johnston, McMains Law Office; and Kevin Walker.

Mrs. Schulze also worked as an editor at the Cushing Daily Citizen.

She was a member of St. Mark’s Church and was involved with the Food Bank for many years.

Her husband, Jim; son, Ted; and brothers, Leon and Bill Meyers, precede her in death.

Lavon is survived by son, Cliff Schulze of Oklahoma City; three sisters-in-law: Nova Meyers of Cushing, Michelle Meyers of Aurora Grande, Calif., and Sela Schulze of Durant, Okla.; and brother-in-law, George and his wife, Eileen Schulze.

She is also survived by three grandchildren: Zach Schulze of Ft. Smith, Ark., Stephen Schulze of Goldsby, Okla., and Melissa Schulze of Shawnee.

The family has requested that donations be made to the local food bank, which is administered by the Interfaith Social Ministries, 813 N. Main Street, Seminole, OK 74868.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Scott

Joe Scott, 65 passed away on Dec. 9, at Solora Hospital in Shawnee.

Joe was a longtime Seminole resident. He was born on Dec. 9, 1943 to CB and Mary Scott, in Oklahoma City and was raised in Seminole. He graduated from East Central University and enlisted into the US Marine Corp in 1963. His military career spanned over 29 years with multiple tours in Vietnam and Cambodia earning him the rank of Lt. Col. After his retirement in 1992 Joe returned to Seminole.

He married Jamie Angel.

He is survived by one son, Derek and his wife Ellen Scott, of Virginia; grandchildren, Katherine Hartney, Steven Mobley, Kellie Mobley and Kandy Mobley, all of Virginia. His beloved sister, Diana Kay and brother-in-law Dick Kay, of Bowlegs; and niece Djuana Ashcraft, of Edmond, also survive him.

Services are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 12, at 12 p.m. at the Historic Strother Chapel, at Maple Grove Cemetery with full military honors. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Viewing will be held on Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home from 10 -11:30 a.m.

A reception will immediately follow the graveside service at the Best Western Hotel in Seminole.

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

 

 

 

Ruby Sexton

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Ruby Sexton are scheduled to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2008, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Richard Winters and Carl Wills will officiate.

Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery.

Sexton died Tuesday, July 1, 2008, in Ada, at the age of 89.

She was born Nov. 26, 1918, in Konawa, to Joe Norman and Sadie (Fuller) Norman.

Sexton attended Summer Chapel and Vamoosa High School, and was a longtime clerk at the Dixie Store in Konawa.

On Aug. 26, 1937, she married Howard Sexton in Konawa. He preceded her in death in 1992.

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

Her hobbies included quilting and crossword puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Irene Stockton and Mable Norman; and a brother, Ray Norman.

Sexton is survived by a son, Dewayne Sexton of Konawa; three daughters, Mary Williams of Konawa, Kay Eason of Boise, Idaho, and Nancy Lemmings of Midwest City; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Messages of condolences can be left online at
swearingenfuneralhome.com

Luella Sharp

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident Luella Marie (Hutton) Sharp are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Konawa, with Carl Hayes officiating.

Interment is to follow at Vista Cemetery, located west of Konawa, with arrangements under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Sharp, 82, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008 at her residence outside of Konawa. She was born Aug. 1, 1925 in Drumright to Tom Hutton and Addie (Ray) Hutton.

On Nov. 15, 1925 she married Allen Ray Sharp in Shawnee and he preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 2006.

She owned and operated the D&B Superite in Konawa for several years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Konawa.

Her parents; one son, Kay Anthony Sharp; one grandson; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers: Bill and Charlie Hutton, also preceded her in death.

She is survived by four sons: Bob Sharp of Harrah, Max Sharp of Konawa, Jim Sharp of Asher and Bill Sharp of Oklahoma City; one brother, Richard Hutton of Norman; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Serving as casket bearers will be Chris Sharp, Darin Sharp, Gary Sharp, Michael S. Sharp, Michael A. Sharp and Heath Lowry.

Honorary bearers will be Gene Dennie, Edd Bottoms, Bob Lester, Lillard Berry, Randy Dennie, James Earl Tooley and Eddie Wayne Bottoms.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Victory Hospice of Ada.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ellis Shaw

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Ellis Shaw are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Konawa with Pastor Pam Shirk officiating.

Burial is to follow at Vista Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Ellis H. Shaw passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008 at his residence in Konawa at the age of 91. He was born Dec. 25, 1916 in Konawa to Rufus Taylor Shaw and Julia Mae (Slaughter) Shaw.

Ellis married Annie Vee (Hale) on May 30, 1936 in Konawa and she preceded him in death on May 9, 2006.

He worked in the greater area oil fields all of his life having worked for Johnson & Bates Drilling in Konawa for several years.

Ellis was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Konawa.

He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law: Laretta and Bob Branscum of Duncan, Paula and Don Gallagher of Konawa and Kay and Bill West of Seminole; one sister, Norma Mosley of Konawa; one brother, Leslie "Jim" Shaw of Roosevelt, Utah; sister-in-law, Maggie Shaw of Woodburn, Ore.;
11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; one daughter Annie (Shaw) Taylor and four brothers.

Serving as casket bearers will be Randy Taylor, Cody Baldridge, Brett Shaw, Mark Shaw, Jamie Branscum, Brandon Gallagher, Bill Frankovich, Shawn Spencer and Bobby Branscum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leslie Shaw

Leslie (Jim) Shaw, age 89, of Roosevelt, Utah, died Friday, Nov. 7, at the Basin Care and Rehabilitation Center, in Roosevelt, Utah.

He was born March 30, 1919, in Konawa, to Rufus and Julia (Slaughter) Shaw. He was the fourth of seven children.

Shaw was raised on a farm. He served his country in the Army during World War II, where he was stationed in the Philippines.

He worked in the oil fields in Central America, Alaska, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana, as an air driller, and as a driller on rotary rigs.

The last 50 years of his life he lived and worked in the Basin.

He was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on March 29, 2008.

He is survived by his sister, Norma Jean (Lloyd) Mosley; nieces, Kathryn (Keith) Lesher, Paula (Don) Gallagher, and Loretta (Bob) Branscum.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Rufus and Julia Shaw; five brothers, Ellis, Sanford, Floyd, William, and Bill.

A graveside service was held at Roosevelt Memorial Park, in Utah, with Military Honors presented by the Roosevelt American Legion Post #64

Condolences may be sent to www.hullingermortuary.com

Bobby Shelton

Funeral services for Bobby Gene Shelton, 69 of Byng, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Abundant Life Tabernacle with Rev. Mickey Keith officiating.

Burial is to follow at Rosedale Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.

Mr. Shelton died Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at his home. He was born Jan. 5, 1939 in Chickasha to John and Minola Akin Shelton.

He attended grade school at Willard, and graduated from Horace Man High School in 1957 as an honor student.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1957-1959, owned and operated a domino parlor, "My Place", from 1964 to 2005; and also owned "Quality Storm Shelters" from 1975 until his retirement in 2004.

Shelton was a member of Life Community Church, where he served as usher and greeter.

His son, Jeffrey Bob Shelton (May 25, 1991); parents, John and Minola Shelton; and infant sister, Patsy June; brother-in-law, Heber O’Brien; sister-in-law, Linda Shelton; and mother- and father-in-law, Jeff and Sylvia Daniel, preceded him n death.

Survivors include: his wife, Jo An Shelton of the home; one daughter, Tammy Dew and husband, Jimmy of Union Hill; two grandsons: Dustin Dew and fiancée Kala Dobbins, and Dakotta Dew and fiancée Katie Henson; other daughter (niece), Carol Rushton and family of Shreveport, La.; three sisters: Bernidine O’Brien of Ada, Sue Johnson and husband Arley of Ada, and Violet Sliger and husband Bob of Ada; brothers: Clell Shelton of Austin, Texas, Ted Shelton and wife Billie of Ahloso, Bill Shelton of Ada, and Jerry Shelton and wife Elaine of Ada; and many nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

Bearers will be: Mitch Shelton, Michael O’Brien, Jim Johnson, Bobby K. Sliger, Rick Shelton, and Jerry Lynn Shelton. The Vanoss Baseball Team will serve as honorary bearers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William

Shipman

William Emanuel (Bill) Shipman died on Thursday, Nov. 13, at Oklahoma Veterans’ Center, in Norman. He was born on March 24, 1926, in Osage, to Walter V. and Leanna J. (Ragland) Shipman.

Bill attended school in Oklahoma, in Cleveland and Stonewall before graduating from Holdenville High School in 1944. After high school, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy and served in the South Pacific during WWII.

After the War, Bill attended East Central State College at Ada and graduated with a BA degree from College of the Ozarks, in Clarksville, Ark. in 1950. He earned a Master’s Degree from North Texas State University in 1960.

His first teaching/coaching job was at Magazine, in Arkansas. In the summer of 1950, Bill’s Army National Guard unit was mobilized for duty during the Korean Conflict. He served in Korea with the 937th Field Artillery Battalion.

Upon his return from service in Korea, Bill married Beth Walker, in Wewoka. He taught and coached in Bowlegs, and Mena, Ark. before moving to Texas. In Texas, he taught and coached in Irving, Denton, Andrews, Lewisville, and Abilene before returning to Denton and Andrews for a second time.

Bill was "Teacher of the Year" in Andrews, in 1964. He retired from coaching in Andrews in 1983. Bill then served as the manager of the Andrews Chamber of Commerce until 1987. Bill was an ambassador for American football in Europe when he served as the head coach of the Hamburg, Germany Silver Eagles American football team in 1992 and 1993.

Bill was a lifetime member of the Texas High School Coaches’ Association, serving as a Director and its President in 1980. He was privileged to coach in the Texas High School All-Star football game in 1974 and was elected to the THSCA Hall of Honor in 1989.

He is survived by his wife, Beth, of Maud; his son and daughter, Walter L. and Namiqa A. Shipman, of Big Spring, Texas; his son, Bret W. Shipman, of Maud; his grandson, William Staton Shipman, of Austin, Texas; his nephew, Gary Smelser, of Aubrey, Texas; and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mimi and Ray Lee, of Maud.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Mildred Smelser and Mary Bramblett Turner.

A Memorial Service was scheduled for Monday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, in Maud.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that memorial contributions be made to Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund, in Maud, or to a charity of your choice.

Kenneth Shivers

Funeral services for Seminole County native Kenneth Harold Shivers are scheduled for Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Praise Center Assembly of God Church in Little.

Dr. Jack Medlock will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Little Cemetery, and is under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

Shivers passed away on Friday, May 23, 2008 in Paden at the age of 73.

He was born to Arthur and Cora Cordilla (Perry) Shivers on March 12, 1935 in Keokuk Falls, Okla..

Harold had been a resident of the Paden area all of his life.

He was married to Carolyn Sue Ellis at Little on June 6, 1962 by Rev. Carl Shivers in the Little Assembly of God Church.

He remained a member of the Praise Center Assembly of God Church throughout his life.

Harold possessed a strong love of family, the outdoors and was a lifelong carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his wife on Aug. 4, 2007; his parents; two brothers and a grandson.

Harold is survived by daughters and son-in-laws, Sherry and Lance Bradley, Prague, Vickie Lakins, Paden and Lora and Kirk Fipps, Paden; brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Myrtle Shivers, Stratford; and six grandchildren, Kyler Bradley, Garrett Bradley, Amber Duke, Caleb Lakins, Leslie Fipps and Holly Fipps.

 

 

Bethel Simmons

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Bethel Marie Simmons are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Michael Vallandingham officiating.

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

Bethel passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008 in Stillwater. She was born July 14, 1945 in Elk City, Kan., to Clyde C. and Fern (Hankins) Lawrence.

She graduated from Elk City High school and Oklahoma State University in 1999 with a BS degree in Sociology.

Bethel worked at Oklahoma State University as a Unit Assistant.

On July 2, 1967 Bethel married Michael Dean Simmons and to this marriage two daughters were born.

Bethel was a victim of Polycystic Kidney disease, the complications of which resulted in her death.

She was an organ donor and at her passing the Organ Donor Foundation harvested various parts of her that have in turn enhanced the lives of others.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving Bethel is her husband: daughter: Kimberly Simmons Coates and husband David of Stillwater, and Laurel Palladine and husband Paul of Tulsa; two grandchildren: Jordan and Michael Palladine of Tulsa; sister, Dianna Overton of Coffeyville, Kan.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to heidig@pkdcore.org or Heidi Gorman at 800-pkd-core.

 

 

 

 

 

Burton

Simpson

Burton A. "Burt" Simpson passed away on Aug. 30, at the age of 78. Burt was born Oct. 23, 1929, to Burton A. and Frances M. Simpson.

He attended Ardmore High School and Trinity University, in San Antonio, Texas.

Burt enlisted in the United States Air Force and served in the Korean War, completing his tour in 1955.

In 1948 he worked for OG&E, in Ardmore. In 1955 he rejoined OG&E serving in various capacities in the Accounting Department. He retired from OG&E in 1987, after 39 years of service.

He was a lifelong member of the United Presbyterian Church, in Shawnee, where he served as deacon, elder, and trustee.

Burt was a kind, loving, and gentle man, he loved his wife, family and friends. He remained in touch with several friends from childhood throughout his life. He loved boats, and boating. Being on the water for him was pure joy. He loved the sunrises and sunsets, his Koi pond and all of nature.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Frances Mary Simpson.

He is survived by his wife; Martha, of the home, two sons; Gregory Simpson, of Farmersville, Texas, and Stephen Simpson and wife Diana, of Seminole, Grandchildren; Lauren Simpson, of Farmersville, Texas, Amy Simpson, of Seminole, Ashley Fitchner, of Seminole, three step children; Joni Groves, of Broken Arrow, George Purcell, of Tulsa, and Robert Purcell, of Louisville, Ky., and three step grandchildren; Kara Purcell, of Ponca City, hunter Purcell, of Claremore, and Taylor Groves, of Broken Arrow.

Funeral services were held at 2p.m., Aug. 30, at the Walker Funeral Service Chapel, with Rev. Dan Lewis officiating.

Cathy Sipes

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Cathy Sue Sipes, 50, are to be held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 18, 2008, at Holdenville’s Church of the Nazarene with Reverend Dane Robinson officiating.

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

Sipes died in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, July 15, 2008.

She was born on Oct. 21, 1957, in Salida, Colo., to Florene Weger.

Sipes was a Wewoka High School graduate and on May 22, 1978, married Jimmy Sipes Sr.

Together they made their home in Holdenville.

Sipes worked at Davis Correctional Facility in Hughes County. Her hobbies included watching sports, especially OU football.

Preceding her in death were her brothers, Danny and Michael Weger.

Survivors include Sipes’ husband, Jimmy, of the home; her children, Jimmy Ray Sipes Jr., Danny Sipes, and Brandi Sipes, all of Holdenville; her mother, Florene Weger; her brother, Larry Weger of Sasakwa; and her sisters, Sharon Bryant of Seminole, Janie Pierce of Allen, and Pamela Calvert of Holdenville; and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Smith, Craig Smith, Chase Weger, Zachary Weger, Jason Weger, and Jesse Weger. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Colton Harjo and Clint Sipes.

 

 

Dorthy Slusher

Funeral services for longtime Konawa resident Dorthy Lee (Hailey) Slusher are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Konawa Assembly of God Church with Rev. Steve Lowrance officiating.

Burial is to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery with services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Dorthy passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at Kindred Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 77. She was born Oct. 28, 1930 in Sasakwa to Alvie T. Hailey & Mamie Jane (Huddleston) Hailey.

On July 21, 1962 Dorthy married Benny Slusher in Gainesville, Texas.

She was a loving homemaker and a member of Konawa Assembly of God Church.

Dorthy’s generosity, kind heart and love of God were an inspiration to her family and all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband Benny Slusher of the home; one daughter, Debbie Wood and her husband David of Konawa; two brothers, Gene Hailey and Dean Hailey, both of Tulsa; one sister, Peggy Sendell of Savannah, Ga.; two granddaughters, Tiffany Dame of Seminole and Deanna Wood of Norman; two great-grandchildren, Taryn Nicole and Braden Christian Dame of Seminole; and a host of other family and friends.

Her parents; one brother, Otis T. Hailey; one sister, Lois Lawler and an infant sister, Billie Jean Hailey, preceded her in death.

 

 

 

 

 

Eileen Smart

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Eileen Marie (Bobbitt) Smart are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Richard Billingsle and Rob Gore will officiate the services. Interment is to follow at Little Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Lee officiating.

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

Smart, 62, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 in McKinney, Texas. She was born Oct. 11, 1045 in Richmond, Calif., to Rev. Dwayne D. and Virginia Lee (Hyatt) Bobbitt.

She worked in customer service at the Credit Union of Texas and was a member of Faith Fellowship Church.

On July 9, 1971 she married Rich Smart in Oklahoma City

Her father (Sept. 27, 2004) and one sister, Coleen Bobbitt preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband; mother, Virginia Lee Bobbitt of Seminole; four daughters: Leona Bolding of Oak Point, Texas, Gail Snider of Pilot Point, Texas, Lisa McGee, and Regina Stillwell of Seminole; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be: Wade Baker, Joe Houck, Ronald Davidson, Troy Carpenter, Mark Poulter and Chris Wooten.

Honorary beaers will be Joe Milligan and Larry Davidson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donald Smith

There will be no graveside services at the request of Seminole resident Donald Ray Smith Sr.

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

Smith died Thursday, May 29, 2008 at the age of 67. He was born Dec. 24, 1940 to Jack and Pearl Smith.

He served in the military for 22 years and after retirement from the U.S. Air Force; he drove a semi-truck for several years. On Oct. 10, 1959 he married Mary Ann Boaz.

His parents and sister, Mary Lou Savage, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of Seminole; sister, Rita Newman of Seminole; his children: Brenda Chittum, Donald Ray Smith Jr., and Stacie Yeubanks, all of Seminole, and Roger Smith of Maud; and nine grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edward Smith

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Edward "Eddie" Smith are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka, with Rev. Sterling Mitchell of Oklahoma City officiating.

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

Edward "Eddie" Smith passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008. He was born in Hugo, Okla., on Aug. 25, 1918 and his parents were Oliver and Hattie (Colbert) Smith.

In 1925 the family moved to Boley, Okla., where he was educated at Rust Schools. In 1935 the family then moved back to Wewoka and he received his education from Wewoka Douglas Public Schools.

Eddie was a faithful, loyal, and devoted member of Jones Temple CME Church, where he was a Stewart for over 40 years, and was Chairman over the Stewart Board for over 10 years.

He performed many voluntary services for the church, providing transportation to and from church for elderly members.

He also oversaw church banking, utilities, and other necessary church and custodial duties. Eddie was a member of Livingston Masonic Lodge #175.

Eddie worked for Myles Dress Shop for 11 years and S.E.E. Incorporated in Wewoka as a shipping clerk for 23 years before retiring.

He married Easter (Berry) Smith on Dec. 21, 1946, and together they had nine children: Sherry (Smith) Madkins of Wewoka, Edward Smith and wife Rosir of Oklahoma City, Gary Smith and wife Debra of Holdenville, Lindell Smith and wife Laverne of Edmond, Richard Smith and wife Terry of Edmond, Tony Smith and wife reishona of Oklahoma City, Kaye (Smith) Williams of Oklahoma City, Terry Smith and wife Vonda of Edmond, and Easter Regina (Smith) Hamilton and husband Ricky of Wewoka.

Together they also had 24 grandkids and 29 great-grandchildren; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hazel Smith

Lifelong Seminole resident Hazel Fern Smith passed away on Oct. 27, in Seminole at the age of 76.

She was born on July 15, 1932 in Seminole, to Randall J. and Ruby Annabelle (Smyth) Kelley.

She married Gary Kent Smith on Aug. 29, 1950; he preceded her in death on March 26, 1970.

She graduate from Seminole High School in 1950 and was a former Tri-City Christian Center member.

She is survived by one son, Kent Smith, of Edmond, and two daughters and sons-in-law: Cindi and Gary Mize and Kristy and Curtis Tatum, all of Seminole.

She is also survived by six grandchildren: Randall Mize, Blake Mize, Kendra Smith, Cory Smith, Carlye Tatum and Cullen Tatum and four great grandchildren, Autumn, Abby and Garrett Mize, of Seminole and Eli Stafford, of Edmond.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Gary Smith on March 26, 1970, one brother, Randall Kelley and one sister, Nancy Smith.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 6465 South Yale Avenue, Ste. 312, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136-7804

Private family services are scheduled for Oct. 28, with burial at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home 100 W. Strothers Seminole.

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

 

 

 

Jerdie Smith

Funeral services for Jerdie A. Smith will be held Friday, Aug. 29, at 10a.m., at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Sand Creek Cemetery, in Seminole County.

Smith was born April 25, 1944, in Okemah to Alvie A. and Gracie Edna (Landtroop) Smith Alsup.

He died Tuesday, Aug. 26, in Seminole, at the age of 64.

Preceding him in death were his father and three brothers.

He is survived by his mother, one brother; Alvie Ken Smith, four sisters; Dottie Logan, of Vista, Calif., Millie Jenkins, of Seminole, Annie Baumgardner, of Henryetta, and Kay Brandt, of Okemah, and step-sister, Lorene Cunningham, of Westfork, Ariz.

Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home and officiated by Rev. L.D. Davis.

Joe Smith

Memorial services for former Seminole County resident, Joe Allen Smith, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at the fellowship hall at Wewoka Church of Christ. Palmer Smith will officiate the services.

Smith died Sunday, April 13, 2008 in Ft. Smith, Ark. He was born Dec. 5, 1942 in Holdenville to Alcidean Choate and Bonds Allen Smith.

He served two terms in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged. In his younger days he participated in rodeo and he continued to enjoy horses and the cowboy way.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving is his special friend and caregiver, Debbie Evans of Ft. Smith; one daughter, Dusty Jo Smith of Oregon; one granddaughter; one sister, Billie Dean Self of Seminole; and one brother, Palmer Smith of Prague.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roy Smith

A celebration of life is scheduled for Wewoka resident Roy Albert Smith at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2008, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka, with Russell Ryker officiating.

He died July 16, 2008, at the age of 78 years at his residence in Wewoka.

Roy was born in Byars, Okla., on Nov. 18, 1929, to Albert J. Smith and Ora Lynn Gosnell Smith Jackson.

He grew up in Asher and attended Asher Public Schools.

Roy married Lovey "Pat" Jones on Dec. 24, 1952, in Wewoka and during his life he was employed and owned Jackson/Smith Super Market.

Mr. Smith enjoyed going to the live Stock Actions, fishing, being outside and was devoted to his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife Lovey "Pat" Smith, the love of his life; one brother, Ray Smith; and a granddaughter, Sabrina Dean Mathews.

Survivors include his daughter, Rosanne L. Mathews of Shawnee; two sons, Randy A. Smith and wife DeAnna of El Reno, Bryan K. Smith and wife Debbie of Wewoka; and a brother, Larry Jackson of Rush Springs.

Also surviving Smith are eight granddaughters: Misty and Alvie Watters, Stephanie and Kelly Stafford, Stacy and Jeremiah Johnson, Tonya Mathews, Cindy and Anthony Scott, Kimberly Smith, Allison Jones, and Jessica Crain;

Thirteen great-grandchildren: Ashley, Brittany, Annah, Elijah, Seth, Canyon, Micah, Cierra, Isaiah, Trinity, and three on the way, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Alvie Watters, Darnell Mathews, Lester Williams, George Porter, Ricky Davis, and Terry Davis.

Honorary Bearers will be Misty Watters, Stephanie Stafford, Stacy Johnson, Tonya Mathews, Cindy Scott, and Kimberly Smith.

Services under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

 

William Smith

Funeral services for longtime Asher area resident William "Howard" Smith are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa with Bro. John Henry Lippard officiating.

Burial is to follow at Konawa Cemetery with services being under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa. The family requests western attire at the funeral service.

Howard passed from this life on Saturday, June 7, 2008 at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee, at the age of 86 years. He was born Sept. 26, 1921 in Tahlequah to Floyd Orville and Lydia Ann (Whisenent) Smith.

Howard enlisted in the United States Army on July 21, 1943 and proudly served his country during World War II. He received an honorable discharge on Nov. 3, 1943.

On May 19, 1945 Howard married the love of his life, Mildred L. Duncan. Together they shared a wonderful loving marriage of over 63 years. One of his greatest accomplishments was raising three sons and four daughters.

After owning and operating his own dairy farm, Howard began working for Canadian Valley Electric Coop. He worked as a lineman and retired in 1982 after 33 years of service.

Following retirement he began his lifelong dream of owning and operating a large cattle ranch. He lived the life of a cowboy on his Rocking H Ranch outside of Asher.

Howard trained horses and also was known for going on 100 mile trail rides down to Tahlequah. He always said that he wanted to go out riding his horse and living the cowboy life.

Howard is survived by his loving wife, Mildred of the home; seven children: Anthony and Phyllis Smith of Stratford, Joyce Ann and Dan McMillian of Konawa, Patricia Covey of Asher, Boyd and Melody Smith of Macomb, Gary Smith of Oklahoma City, Bonnie and Gary Grant of Wewoka and Christina and Stephen Lancaster of Stratford;
two brothers: Carl Smith and his wife Madeline of Roseburg, Ore., and Bobby Gene Smith and his wife Pauline of Cement, Okla.; one sister, Mary Marie Smith and her husband David of Chickasha; grandchildren: Louis Anthony Smith, Jr., Katrina and Andrew Walton, Tony and Lori Pack, Jerry Don and Pam Pack, Chris and Scarlet Pack; Jim and Diane McMillan, Mike and Kim McMillan, Shane and Phyllis McMillan, Deliliah and James Basler, Mona and David Ridley, Edward Seal, Bear Seal, Brandy Smith, Kelly Smith, Dennis Smith, Lisa and Justin Helton, William Grant,  Joe "Logan" Lancaster, and William Bodie Lancaster; 26 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Serving as casket bearers will be: Tony Pack, Jerry Don Pack, Chris Pack, Dennis Smith, William Grant and David Ridley. 

Honorary bearers will be: Eddie Seal, Bear Seal, Louis Anthony Smith Jr., Joey Pack, Jonny Pack, Scott Hughes and Bud Hill.

 



 

Billie Sneed

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Billie R. Sneed are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Dr. Tommy Clark of Oklahoma City to officiate.

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

Sneed died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008. He was born Oct. 11, 1924 in Wilson, Okla., to Jesse and Lilah (Walker) Sneed.

He attended Wewoka Schools and entered the U.S. Army, serving in World War II in Germany as a marksman and SFC.

Sneed was awarded the Eisenhower award twice and he served as a cook for Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. Following his discharge, he joined the 45th National Guard Unit of Wewoka and retired after 30 years of service.

He was of the Baptist faith and belonged to the VFW and Coon Hunters Association.

His parents; daughter, Ruby; sons: Charles Ray and Jesse Sneed; brother, Cecil Sneed; and sister, Faye Chambers, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Ruby Dana Sneed of Midwest City; children: Dana Sallee of Wewoka, Johncy Dufresne of Kansas City, Mo., Jackie Miller of Whitesboro, Texas, Kathy Brickey and Billie Sneed, both of Midwest City; siblings: Don Sneed of Holdenville, J.C. Sneed of Wewoka, and Rita Campbell of Texas; 21 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miguel

Solano

Miguel J. Solano, Jr., 26, of Lawrence, died Friday, Nov. 14, at his home. He was born Feb. 6, 1982 at Sacramento, Calif., to Miguel J. And Karen Steele Solano, Sr.

He was currently a student at Haskell University. Survivors include his wife, Kesha D. Walker; son, Ezekiel Joseph Solano, two daughters, Chesape Sarai and Lynn Arianna Solano, all of Lawrence, Kan.; his father, Miguel Solano, Sr.; his mother, Karen Steele; two Sisters, Monique Solano, of Novato, Calif., and Elena Solano, of Sacramento, Calif.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Lawrence Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in California at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Solano Children and sent in care of the funeral home, 3821 W. 6th St., Lawrence, Kan. 66049.

Online condolences may be made at www.barnettchapeloaks.com

 

 

 

Kathy

Southern

Dear Lord, my path may be strange; it may be dark. Help me not to fear since you light the way I can safely follow you.

Longtime Seminole resident Kathy Sue Southern passed away on Dec. 6, in Shawnee, the age of 55.

She was born on Aug. 14, 1953, in Seminole, to Darrel Watson and Juanita Margaret Lackey.

She was a member of Gleener’s Holiness Church.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father, sister, Patricia Sharp, brother Joe Gary Watson, and son, Stoney Southern.

She is survived by one daughter, Shana Southern, of Seminole; daughter-in-law, Angel Southern, of Seminole; one niece Kelley McGirt, of Edmond, special friends, Eloise and Mary Kay Williams, and Luther Carpitche, of Seminole, Kathryn Roy, of Wewoka, Oklahoma and Shirley Phillips, of Ada, he is also survived by Danaca SuMarie Southern, Baylee Johnson, and Mackenzie Inslee.

Pallbearers will be Jason Phillips, Jeremy King, Justin Williams, Lee Rose, Benji Mendenhall and Jessie Johnson.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

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

Oh Lord I love you because you first loved me.

 

 

 

 

Billy Sparks

Billy "Bill" Earl Sparks was born on Jan. 16, 1934, and passed away on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the age of 74. Bill was born, raised and educated in and around Konawa.

He married Willetta Faye Allen, of Seminole on June 9, 1955, and had 53 wonderful years of marriage. They raised three children, William Earl Sparks, of Tulsa, Gaye Catcher, of Ft. Gibson, and Robert Sparks, of Tahlequah. He had two daughters-in-law and five grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Martha Sparks.

Bill began his working career for Montgomery Ward, in Shawnee, and worked his way up the retail ladder to store manager before leaving to complete his college degree at East Central University, in Industrial Sciences.

Bill began teaching at Varnum Public Schools while he obtained an Associates Degree in Police Science from St. Gregory, in Shawnee. Thereafter, he embarked on his life long career in law enforcement beginning in Seminole where he obtained the position of Assistant Chief of Police.

In 1973, Bill left the Police Department and went to work for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. While working for the O.S.B.I., Bill attended and graduated from the FBI Investigative School, in Quantico, Va., obtained a polygraph operators license, and was trained at other premier law enforcement facilities around the United States bringing that experience back to assist local law enforcement agencies in Oklahoma. From that time on, Bill never left Southeastern Oklahoma.

Bill began his career with the O.S.B.I. as a resident agent in Seminole, and in 1973 was the case agent in charge of the riot at McAlester Penitentiary. While working for the O.S.B.I., Bill obtained the rank of the Bureau’s first Deputy Inspector and later was promoted to Inspector over the Regional office at Antlers. During this time, Bill obtained his Masters Degree from Northeastern State University, in Tahlequah. After a long and distinguished career with the O.S.B.I., Bill retired in 1990 due to health concerns. Since that time he and Willetta lived in Fort Gibson until the time of his death.

At Bill’s request, graveside services will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home. Chris Stinnett will officiate.

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

Wanda

Spence

Wanda Yvonne Spence went to be with the Lord on Sept. 5. She was born in Seminole, on Aug. 5, 1929 to Diamond and Jacquetta Hammon Jackson.

Wanda grew up and graduated from Wewoka High School in 1950. She married the love of her life, Woodrow Spence, on Jan. 17, 1954.

Together, they had one daughter, Karen, on Sept. 6, 1959.

Wanda was known for her servant’s heart, helpfulness and compassion. She worked for many years for Southwestern Bell Telephone. In 1978 she began working at Wewoka Elementary in the reading program and assisting teachers in any way she could. Wanda had a love for animals and was a founding member of the Wewoka Humane Society.

Her parents preceded Wanda in death.

She is survived by a daughter; Karen and her husband Cary Robinson, grandchildren; Lauren and Kristen Robinson, of Wewoka and Nicholas Robinson, of Tulsa, one sister; Joyce Tucker, of Wewoka, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 2p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at First Baptist Church, in Wewoka. Internment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Officiating the service will be Pastor Russell Ryker, of Hilltop Free Will Baptist Church and Pastor Michael Vanlandingham, of the Wewoka First Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be Cary and Nick Robinson, Guy, Heath and Barry Tucker, and Kerry Kincade.

Honorary pallbearers are Cecil Moore, Ted V. Tucker, Billy, Tyson Tucker and Brayle Brown, and Bart Streeter.

The family invites you to share any memories of Wanda that you would like to with the family, via Phillips Funeral Home, of Wewoka.

 

 

Raymond Spoonemore

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Raymond L. Spoonemore are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service with Rev. Wade Robertson assisting.

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

Spoonemore, 89, died Saturday, April 12, 2008 in Shawnee. He was born May 23, 1918 in Seminole County to Maggie (Reback) and Edward Ambrose Spoonemore.

He had served in the U.S. Army and worked as a farmer. On May 23, 1951 he married Flossie Lee Moore in Konawa and they have been longtime members of Harvey Road Baptist Church in Seminole.

His parents and two brothers, Cecil and Chalmer Spoonemore, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; two sons: Cecil and Larry Spoonemore, both of Seminole; one sister, Ona Woody of Seminole; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Pallbearers will be: Bob Westmoland, J.P. "Doc" Duvall, Danny Reed, Forrest Weast, Ricky Marquis and Ted North.

 Honorary bearers will be: Kenneth Lail, George Odor, Gene Knight, Ray Jackson, Joe Holley and Jack Stach.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrie Louise Staley

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Carrie Louise Staley are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Louise, 85, passed away Friday, May 30, 2008 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home, Seminole. She was born Aug. 6, 1922 in Maud to William Robert Burton and Carrie Roberts.

On Oct. 22, 1939 she married Vernon Edward Staley in Seminole and she worked as a quality control inspector for Western Electric for 20 years before retiring in 1982.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Seminole and Louise loved her poodle dogs; loved to collect dolls; and liked to travel.

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

Surviving is her husband, Vernon E. Staley of the home; two sons and daughter-in-law: William Eddie and Linda Staley and Vernon Paul Staley, all of Seminole; six grandchildren and their spouses: Scott and Rose Staley, Steven Staley, and Todd Staley, all of Seminole, Jansen Staley of Tulsa, and Kassie and Lucas Smith of Sand Springs; and 11 great-grandchildren: Adam, Alyssa, Stormie and Grace Staley, Patrick and Anna Staley, Sierra, Beau and Vernon Staley, and Garrett and Katelynd Smith.

Pallbearers for the services will be: Scott Staley, Steven Staley, Todd Staley, Jansen Staley, Adam Staley and Lucas Smith.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gentry Starnes

Funeral services for Wewoka native Gentry Starnes Jr. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Burial is to follow at Westwood Cemetery, Wewoka, with services being under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Starnes, 60, died Saturday, June 7, 2008 in Oklahoma City. He was born June 12, 1947 in Wewoka to Gentry Starnes Sr. and Mattie Odessa (Moore) Starnes.

He worked for the City of Wewoka with the Sanitation Department for a number of years. Starnes was of the Baptist faith and served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army, where he was awarded a Purple Heart Medal for his service.

His parents and siblings: Melvin Bruner, Ivory Starnes, Jerry Allen Starnes, Jerry Starnes, and Lottie Starnes, preceded him in death.

Surviving are siblings: R.D. Bruner of Holdenville, Henry Starnes of Oklahoma City, Johnny Starnes of Seminole, Keith Starnes of Shawnee, Ola Mae Blakley of Shawnee, Imogene Bruner of Oklahoma City, Oillie Starnes Payne of Shawnee, Mattie Booker of Shawnee, and Theresa Starnes of Wewoka.

Alphonzo Stevenson

Funeral services for lifelong Wewoka resident Alphonzo Stevenson are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka, with Rev. A.T. Watts of Shawnee officiating.

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

Stevenson, 71, died Sunday, May 4, 2008 at Midwest City Medical Center, Midwest City. He was born Sept. 26, 1936 in Wewoka to Moses and Daisy Stevenson.

He was the fifth of ten children born to his parents and he received his education in the Douglass Schools. He graduated in 1955.

Stevenson united with Jones Temple C.M.E. Church at an early age and worked in all areas of the church. He served as the recording secretary, program co-chairman, and chairman of the food service.

He also served as president of the Westside Concerned Citizens; as a sponsor of the Hi-Y Boys Club; and president of the Wewoka Chapter of the NAACP.

Stevenson worked at Tinker Air Force Base as a shipping and receiving supply specialist, and was a member of the Army Reserve, where he served as Mess Sergeant E-7 for 21 years.

His parents; one brother, Robert Louis Stevenson; and three sisters: Josephine Stevenson, Wilma Jean Malone, and Mary Maple Verando, preceded him in death.

Surviving are sisters: Earnestine Gray of Oklahoma City and Luwanda Byrd of Wewoka; and brothers: Wilbur Stevenson and Willie Frank Stevenson, both of Wewoka.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stewart

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Robert W. Stewart are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Seminole.

Traditional viewing will take place Saturday and Sunday from 4 – 8 p.m. at the home, 1742 Seran Drive, Wewoka.

Wake service is scheduled for Monday at Indian Nations, Seminole from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Burial at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Shawnee, is to follow the Wednesday funeral service and a dinner will be held at Indian Nations following internment.

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

Stewart died Thursday, April 3, 2008 at his home in Wewoka. He was born Oct. 15, 1915 in Spaulding, Okla., to Albert and Nora Stewart of Wewoka.

At the age of 16 he served in the National Guard Reserve/Medical Corp in Oklahoma. He later relocated to California, where he worked for Lockheed for 37 years.

On June 28, 1941 he married his wife at Gretna Green Chapel in Yuma, Ariz.

He was an ordained deacon at First Indian Baptist Church and also licensed to minister in Southgate, Calif. After retiring from Lockheed he served as a deacon for Indian Nations in Seminole.

Stewart was Creek and a member of the Seminole Nation; a member of the Alligator Clan; and a member of the Tom Palmer Band.

His parents; son, Courtney; daughter, Regina Paulette; sisters: Dora Hawkins and Minnie Johnson; and brothers: Thomas A., George, and William, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife Pauline Herrod Stewart of the home; two sons, Robert Jr., and Joseph; two daughters, Darlene Henneha and Alberta Morrow; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be: Jesse Caruso, Paul Stewart, Sam Caruso, Joseph Stewart, Jr., Lance Walker, and Will Morrow.

Linda Stone

Linda Gipson Stone of Seminole passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 18, after a sudden illness.

Linda, the matriarch of her family, was born in Seminole, on May 13, 1941, to Fred and Leola (Dickey) Gipson.

She was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a degree in English and a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. She continued her education by earning her masters degree from the University of Central Oklahoma as a media specialist. Linda dedicated over twenty years of her life to the field of education serving not only as a teacher, but also serving several years as a member of the Seminole School Board. She also sponsored school activities such as cheerleading and teaching alternative school at night. She enjoyed her career in teaching at Seminole High School where she was able to watch her own children graduate.

She was an active member of St. Marks Episcopal Church where she was a Lay Reader and a member of Chapter CL P.E.O.

Linda treasured her time with her husband and particularly their daily games of pool. Some of Linda’s favorite activities were playing bridge with her life long friends, reading and traveling.

Linda was a true lady who always held her family and friends very close to her heart. She was fondly called LaLa by her grandchildren, grandnieces and nephews who always looked forward to their time with her at "Camp Seminole".

Linda is survived by her husband, Ralph Stone; her son Cal Sharpe, his wife Way and her granddaughter Kat, of Seminole, her son John Sharpe, his fiancée Brooke, and her son Conley, of Tulsa, and her daughter, Susan Downs, her husband Jeff, and her grandchildren Todd and Abby, of Norman. She is also survived by her brother Fred Gipson, and several nieces and nephews, all of Norman, her cousins Dickey and Mary Bryan, of Seminole, and Sam and Jane Poole, of Houston, Texas.

A memorial service will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Friday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jim Knowles officiating. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1304 Seminole, 74868 or the charity of your choice.

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

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 100 W. Strothers, Seminole.

Ozie Stone

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Ozie Bob Stone Jr., are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Burial is to follow at Spring Baptist Church Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Stone died Sunday, May 4, 2008 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. He was born Aug. 12, 1961 in Talihina, Okla., to Ozie Bob and Lana Joyce (Wood) Stone.

He was an innovative and popular hairstylist to many during the 1980s and 1990s.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving is brother, Mickey Wayne Stone of Seminole and sister, Rebecca Lyn Stone of Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be: Bryan Langwell, Mark Holley, Billy Wood, Thomas Jefferson Harjo Jr., and Dan Faulkner. Honorary bearers will be: T.J. Stone, Terry Stone, John Stone, Zechariah Stone-Moore, and Sebastian Stone-Moore.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gracie Stoup

Funeral services for Gracie Stoup, long-time Resident of Konawa, are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

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

Rev. Richard Winters will officiate.

The Family will receive guests on Sunday, Nov. 9, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Stoup died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at Norman Regional Hospital.

Stoup was born on July 4, 1925 to Iginio Pezzani and Emilia (Beretta) Pezzani in Genoa, Italy. She married Oliver Lee Stoup on Dec.30, 1946 in Pisa, Italy.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic Church. She was a member of the Konawa Kennedy Library Board and Konawa Band Booster Club.

She was also a member of the Phil Avant Club, Bridge Club, and Tennis Club.

She is survived by three sons, Brandon Stoup, Sheree of Roff, Mark Stoup of Konawa, and Eric Stoup of the home; one daughter, Marina Valley of Norman; and six grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Iginio and Emilia Pezzani, husband, Oliver Lee Stoup, one brother, and one sister.

Pallbearers are Tommy Sexton, Dennis Isaacs, Ray Roskopf, Mark Reeves, Brian Brooks, Lee Stoup, Ryan Stoup, and Dalton Stoup.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Kennedy Library of Konawa located at the Konawa High School 701 W. South Konawa, Okla. 74849 or to the Alzheimer Foundation Oklahoma and Arkansas Chapter Incorporated 6465 S. Yale Ave. Suite 312 Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136-7804.

 

 

Delois Streater

Funeral services for Butner Native Delois June (Lemons) Streater are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Tate Mountain Cemetery, southwest of Wewoka, with Rev. Michael Vallandingham officiating.

Delois left this life to meet her Savior Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at her home, at the age of 71 years. She was born on June 19, 1936 in Okfuskee County to Vernon Wesley and Anna Laura (Gibson) Lemons.

She grew up west of Old Butner School and graduated high school in 1955. She also graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo., in 1975, with a Christian teacher’s certificate.

She married her husband, Leo "Tink" Streater, in 1955 in Holdenville. They were married for 52 years.

Delois loved raising flowers; and spending her time with her family and church family at Ideal Street Baptist Church, Seminole.

The family lived in Sand Springs, Okla., until 1976 before moving to Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Canada, as missionaries until 1989.

They returned to their home southwest of Wewoka on Tate Mountain.

Her parents and sister, Dorthy Turner, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Leo "Tink" Streater of the home; daughter, Karen Streater of Wewoka; sons: Brian Streater and Alan Streater, both of Wewoka; brothers: Dale and Jerry Lemons, both of Wewoka, and Winford Lemons of Harrah; sisters: Virginia Bicknel of Wewoka, Alice Orr of Altus, and Peggy Lemons of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren: Brittany, Daryn, and Dylan Streater; and two great-grandchildren: Landon Nix and Baylee Streater.

Pallbearers will be: Roy Dale Lemons, Larry Bicknel, Tommy Lemons, Levi Lemons, and Don Streater.

Honorary bearers will be: Pat Scribner, Art Garner, Roger Jones, Danny Dearring, Link Dearring, and Dennis Bicknel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eldora Streater

Funeral services for former Wewoka resdient Eldora Mae "Dodie" (Jobe) Streater are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Interment is to follow at Tate Mountain Cemetery, southwest of Wewoka, with Rev. Jimmy Moreland to officiate.

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

Streater, 79, died Monday, April 28, 2008 at Conway Regional Hospital in Conway, Ark. She was born Sept. 18, 1928 in California, Mo., to Rubin and Blanche (Maupin) Jobe.

She and Edwin Streater were married for 47 years; he preceded her in death in May 1994. Streater was a homemaker and mother to her children.

Her parents; husband; and two sons: Jerry Paul and Quint Streater preceded her in death.

Surviving is son, Don Streater of Seminole; daughters: Elizabeth Ann "Libby" Streater and Edwina Goodman, both of Wewoka, and Cheryl Taylor of Perryville, Ark.; 21 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers for the services will be: Steven Streater, Dusty Streater, Shane Smith, Chad West, Nathan Streater, and Jeremy Streater.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ann Strickland

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Ann Marie Strickland are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Freewill Baptist Church in Wewoka.

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

Strickland, 85, died Friday, April 4, 2008 in Holdenville. She was born Aug. 8, 1922 in Sulphur to W. M. and Emma Ivy (Girod) Kelton.

For 42 years she was married to James Stack before he died. Later she married Jonathan Strickland, and he preceded her in death.

She was a bookkeeper for many years before retiring. She was also an artist and avid reader.

Her parents and brothers, Sam Rowlett and Bob Rowlett, also preceded her in death.

Surviving are stepdaughters: Storm Strickland of Ada, Pam Chronister of Noble, Darice Scott of Ada; sister, Polly Dillingham of Marlow; brother, Tom Rowlett of Denton, Texas; and sister, Patsy Wilson of Checotah.

Pall Bearers will be: Darrell Dillingham, Donald Dillingham, Jeremy Ferris, Kent Rowlett, Robert Wilson, and Adam Wilson.

Honorary bearers will be: Robert Rowlett and Brian Rowlett.

Memorials may be made to the First Freewill Baptist Church Youth Group, 400 Patton Ave., Wewoka, OK 74884.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nellie

Stringfellow

Nellie Frances Stringfellow, of Holdenville, died Friday, Dec. 5, at Boyce Manor in Holdenville. She was born April 23, 1923 in Boles, Ark. to parents Elzy and Lora Bell "Slagle" House.

She was a long time resident of Non and Calvin. She was raised in the Sasakwa area until she was seventeen years old when she married Sidney Stringfellow whom she was married to for 61 years.

She was a lifetime member of the Harvest Time Tabernacle Church, in Holdenville.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Johnny, Andrew, Elmer Lee "Bode" and David House, four sisters, Willie Katherine House, Ada Crump, Emmer and Gerty White.

She is survived by two sisters, Minnie Sherfield, of Sasakwa, and Lula Crump, of Wewoka; son, Glenn and Stringfellow, of Calvin; daughter, Linda Jones, of Calvin; 7 grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.

Services are scheduled for Wednesday Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at Harvest Time Church, in Holdenville with Rev. Jimmy Freeman Officiating.

Interment will follow at Calvin Cemetery.

Pallbearers are grandsons Michael, Todd, Steven, Shean, David, and Shane

Honorary Pallbearers are Jesse Blackburn, Claude Clark, David Clark, Edward Clark, Bruce Robert, Misty Taylor

Nellie

Stringfellow

Nellie Frances Stringfellow, of Holdenville, died Friday, Dec. 5, at Boyce Manor in Holdenville. She was born April 23, 1923 in Boles, Ark. to parents Elzy and Lora Bell "Slagle" House.

She was a long time resident of Non and Calvin. She was raised in the Sasakwa area until she was seventeen years old when she married Sidney Stringfellow whom she was married to for 61 years.

She was a lifetime member of the Harvest Time Tabernacle Church, in Holdenville.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Johnny, Andrew, Elmer Lee "Bode" and David House, four sisters, Willie Katherine House, Ada Crump, Emmer and Gerty White.

She is survived by two sisters, Minnie Sherfield, of Sasakwa, and Lula Crump, of Wewoka; son, Glenn and Stringfellow, of Calvin; daughter, Linda Jones, of Calvin; 7 grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.

Services are scheduled for Wednesday Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at Harvest Time Church, in Holdenville with Rev. Jimmy Freeman Officiating.

Interment will follow at Calvin Cemetery.

Pallbearers are grandsons Michael, Todd, Steven, Shean, David, and Shane

Honorary Pallbearers are Jesse Blackburn, Claude Clark, David Clark, Edward Clark, Bruce Robert, Misty Taylor

Linda Sumter

Services for longtime Holdenville resident Linda Sue Sumter will be held on Friday, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Holdenville. 

Graveside services will be held and Linda will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in Claremore, Oklahoma at 3 p.m.  Officiating ministers are Rev. Marla Chesser and Rev. Eric Dennis.

Services are under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Linda Sue Sumter passed away at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City on Saturday, March 8, 2008, at the age of 62. Linda was the daughter of Leslie and Ruby (Reed) Montgomery, born on Feb. 11, 1946 in Claremore, Okla., where she was brought up.

She attended schools in Sequoyah and Hominystar, and was a graduate of Sequoyah High School. She became a licensed Cosmetologist after attending Roberts School of Cosmetology in Tulsa in 1963.

Linda was married to Monroe Allin Sumter on March 4, 1966, in Claremore. They lived for a few years in Dixon, Ill., where two daughters, Lanette and Amy, were born. 

The family returned to Oklahoma and lived in Ardmore and in Pawhuska, then moved in 1976 to Holdenville, their home for the past thirty-two years, where their third daughter, Mandy Jo, was raised. 

To Linda, her work as a Cosmetologist was not just a job, it was a profession that she totally enjoyed. She owned and operated her own place, Capri Beauty Salon, for several years, then worked at A Perfect Touch until she retired in 2000. 

She always had great fun attending cosmetology conventions with other local hairdressers; those trips were special to her.

She was talented and creative; she enjoyed restoring furniture and all kinds of arts and crafts. She loved to sew and crochet, and particularly enjoyed making theme purses. 

She sent her purses with various themes all over the country; she was a devoted Elvis fan and her personal favorite was her Elvis purse.  She was a 4-H alumnus, and a 4-H Club leader. 

She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.  Her family and grandsons were the joy of her life.

Her parents, Leslie and Ruby Montgomery; her grandson, Christian, in 2000; and her half-brother, Donald Montgomery, precede Linda in death.

She is survived by her beloved husband of forty-two years, Monroe Sumter, of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law: Lanette and Phil Callison of Madill, Amy Dawn and Mike Jeter of Detroit, Mich., and Mandy Jo and Josh Roberson of Seminole; three grandchildren: Kyle Callison and Mason Callison of Madill, and Baylen Roberson of Seminole; one brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Sue Montgomery of Claremore; several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and countless friends.

Pallbearers are Phil Callison, Kyle Callison, Josh Roberson, Jaykob Jaynes, Darrell Allen, Roy Sumter and Bryan Carter. 

Honorary pallbearers are Mason Callison, Baylen Roberson, John Akin, Harold McDonald and Sam Best.

 

 

 

Dolores Taliaferro

Funeral services for Dolores F. Taliaferro are scheduled for Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa with Randy Jordan officiating.

Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery with services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Mrs. Taliaferro passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 at Wake Medical Center in Cary, N.C. at the age of 74. She was born July 2, 1933 in Shawnee to Rueben Harper and Allie Nora (Blackwood). 

She graduated from Shawnee High School. On Oct. 30, 1972 she married George Taliaferro, Jr. in Overland Park, Kan., and he preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2001.

Dolores worked for many years in the retail women’s fashions as a manager and buyer for American Fashions Corp. in Kansas City.

Prior to that she worked in Civil Service for Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, OK and later retired from US Dept. of Federal Crop Insurance Corp. Actuarial Services Division in 1994.

She was a member of the American Business Womens Association.

Shortly after retirement she and her husband George, relocated from Kansas City to Norman, Okla., where she lived until 2005, when she moved to the Raleigh-Durham, N.C. area to be close to her son.

She is survived by her son, Randy W. Jordan of Fuquay Varina, N.C.; two brothers: Richard Harper of Oklahoma City, and Steven Chaney of Oklahoma City; three grandchildren: Lael Eve Jordan and Abigail Hope Jordan, both of Holly Springs, N.C. and Gabriel Asher Jordan of Fuquay-Varina, N.C.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Andrew J. "AJ" Harper and Billy G. Harper.

   

 

 

 

Wilma Tappe

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Wilma Plank Tappe are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday at Ideal Street Baptist Church with Leo Streater officiating.

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

Wilma, 82, passed away on Friday, May 30, 2008 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home, Seminole. She was born March 14, 1926 in Seminole to Lee Darnall and Ethel (Thomas) Darnall.

She was a graduate of Seminole High School and in 1946 she married Ervin Plank in Seminole, and in 1969 she married Harry Tappe in Shawnee. He preceded her in death in 1975.

Wilma worked for 45 years as a meat wrapper in the Nichols and Best Yet grocery stores, retiring in 1991. She was a member of the Ideal Street Baptist Church since 1948, and she was active in the Ideal Street Ladies support of American soldiers; and was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Her parents; brother, Roy Darnall; and sister, Edith Miller Fox, also preceded her in death.

Surviving Wilma is her son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Kathy Plank of Seminole; one grandchild, Bryan Steele of Virginia Beach, Va.; one great-grandchild, Landen Steele of Meridian, Miss.; nephew, Kertis Fox; and cousin, Donnie Stallings.

Pallbearers for the services will be: Floyd Griffin, Terry Casey, Glen Azlin, Jack Webber, Larry Cathy and Jason Soword.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helen Tate

Funeral services for Seminole resident Helen Marie Tate were scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah.

Interment followed at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah.

Services are under the direction of Park Brothers Funeral Home and were officiated by Rev. Manuel Parker.

Helen Marie Tate passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 in Shawnee at the age of 67. She was born Jan. 2, 1941 in Okemah to Leonard Albert and Hazel Marie (Odom) Kennedy.

Mrs. Tate had been a resident of the Cromwell area most of her life and was a resident of Seminole for the past three years.

She was a loving housewife and mother who enjoyed her grandchildren and visiting with people.

Her parents; her husband, Marvin Tate; one brother, Bob Kennedy; one sister, Peggy Hodges; one son, Sammy Ray Sala; and one grandson, Christopher Michael Sala, preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son, Mike Sala of Shawnee; one daughter, Tammy Tipton and husband Jerry of Seminole; one brother, Sammy Williamson and wife Lois of Henryetta; one sister, Ann Williams and husband Burt of Manford; and four grandchildren: Ryan Tipton, Stephanie Sala, Brandon Sala, and Dylan Tipton.

Serving as pallbearers were: Jerry Tipton, Ryan Tipton, Kevin Keesee, Gage Keesee, Rick Kennedy and Randall Kennedy.

Honorary bearers included Tommy Hodges and Mike Sala.

 

 

 

 

Virgil Taylor

Funeral services for Virgil Harrison Taylor, Jr., are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mowery Funeral Service Chapel, Owasso, with Rev. James Davis officiating.

Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Konawa Cemetery.

Taylor, 61 of Owasso, died Thursday, March 27, 2008 at his home. He was born Feb. 25, 1947 in San Antonio, Texas to Virgil H. and Mayme Marie (Davis) Sr.

When he was four, the family moved to the Asher area and it was there that he received his education, graduating Asher High School in 1965.

He graduated from East Central University in 1970 and received his Master’s degree in 1975.

On Aug. 10, 1968 he married Sharyn K. Sharp in Konawa and they made their home in Ada.

After receiving his Master’s degree, they made their home in Idabel for 13 years before moving to Owasso in June 1989.

Taylor worked as a field services coordinator for the department of Rehabilitation and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; two children: Virgil H. Taylor III of Stillwater, and Kalynn F. Smith of Collinsville; one brother, Bernard B. Taylor of Arab, Ala.; and 11 grandchildren.

 

Jimmy Tebe

Services for Sasakwa resident Jimmy Tebe are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Tallahassee Church with Rev. Buddy Harjo, assisted by Art Tanyan.

Interment is to follow at Tebe Cemetery with services being under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Tebe, 57, died Friday, June 20, 2008 at Elmwood Nursing Home. He was born Aug. 6, 1950 in Oklahoma City to Arthur and Onis (Harjo) Tebe.

He attended Ardmore Schools for 11 years and he worked at Oakridge Nursing Home as an aide for a number of years. Tebe was a member of Tallahassee Presbyterian Church.

His parents; sister, Viola Tebe; and brothers: Bobby Tebe, Henry Harjo, Benny Tebe and Loyd Tebe, preceded him in death.

Surviving is sister, Lucy Harjo of Sasakwa and brothers: Vernon Tebe and Paul Tebe, both of Konawa.

Pallbearers for the services will be: Arthur Tebe, Joseph Tebe, Jacob Tebe, Allen Yahola, Leo Moppin and Steven Tebe.

 

James Thomas

Funeral services for former Seminole resident John D. Thomas were held Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at Pleasant Hills Memorial Park in Sebastopol, Calif.

Thomas died at 11:58 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2008 in Santa Rosa where he had lived since moving there in 2005.

Born in Bristow, to John Wesley and Myrtle Thomas on May 1, 1924, he soon moved to and was raised in Seminole.

He joined the Herald as an advertising salesman in July 1969 after 10 years as advertising manager of the Moore County News in Dumas.

He held a similar post for five years with the Tulia Herald after 12 years managing retail stores for C.R. Anthony Co., in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Thomas served 3 1/2 years with the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor after graduation from Seminole High School .  

Following his discharge, he attended Seminole Junior College and continued studies at Oklahoma A&M.  

For the next four years, he worked alongside his father as a fireman in Seminole.

He was promoted to Herald general manager on July 27, 1979, upon the retirement of James B. "Jim" Oswald, and later was elevated to publisher.

He, in turn, retired and handed over the reins of the newspaper to Rollie Hyde in 1990.

Selected Plainview ’s Man of the Year for 1986, Thomas was a steady promoter of the area and its organizations, not only personally but through special promotional advertising in the Herald.

When Wal-Mart announced plans to build a distribution center, Thomas — then a member of the Plainview-Hale County Industrial Foundation board — was instrumental in spearheading the community drive to purchase land on which the plant is now located.

In recognition of those and other efforts, the Industrial Foundation named him its Volunteer of the Year in 1988.

Honored as a Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary’s highest honor, Thomas served on the boards of the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Wee Care Child Center, Hale County Chapter of the American Heart Association, Meals on Wheels, South Plains Better Business Bureau, Plainview Crime Stoppers, Texas Press Association, West Texas Press Association and Panhandle Press Association and the First United Methodist Church where he and his wife, Polly, taught youth Sunday school classes for over 40 years.

He was a passionate supporter of  Plainview ’s community food pantry, the Faith In Sharing House.

Thomas was awarded an honorary doctor of letters degree from Wayland Baptist University for his work in the Spanning the Centuries campaign and support of the community.

He was accorded the title of Publisher Emeritus upon his retirement from The Herald.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Polly Ann; a sister, Wanda Kime of Oklahoma City; a daughter, Janie Whitehead of Santa Rosa, Calif.; a son, Bob Thomas and of Lenexa, Kan.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Piney

Thomas

Longtime Seminole resident Piney Ravey (Johnson) Thomas passed away on Sunday, Dec. 28, in Shawnee, at the age of 84.

She was born Nov. 8, 1924, in Boatman, to Eldridge "Ed" and Goldie Rae (Hossman) Johnson.

She was a member of the Bowlegs Baptist Church. She loved to dance, read and be with her grandkids.

She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Northtrip and husband Bob, of Seminole, and Patsy Ann Mowery, of Shawnee; four sisters, Virginia Shuler, of Oklahoma City, Vada Knolls, of Oregon, Imogene Hobbs, of Arizona and Geraldine Carnes, of Muskogee. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Terry Northrip and wife Jacque, John Northrip, Eric Mowery and wife DeLora, and Rene Obar; eight great grandchildren; and nine great great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Goldie Johnson; one daughter, Gloria Edwards; four brothers, Dick, Ray, Frank and Clarence Johnson; and one sister, Lucille Long.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Little Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Terry Northrip, John Northrip, Eric Mowery, Zac Northrip, Larry Adam and Nealon Adams.

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

 

 

 

 

Cecil Thompson

There were prior funeral services held at First Baptist Church, Checotah, for Konawa graduate Cecil Pat Thompson.

Thompson, 87, of Checotah, died Oct. 18, 2007 at Muskogee Regional Hospital. He was born March 10, 1920 in Catersville, Okla., to Pearl Arthur and Boonie Pauline Thompson.

He graduated from Konawa High School in 1940 and in 1946 he married Lillian Barker in Konawa.

Thompson was a World War II Vet and he retired from OG&E in 1985.

Surviving is his wife of 61 years, Lillian of the home; two sons, Michael Pat Thompson of Tulsa and Jerry Lee Thompson of Checotah; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Nadine Smith of Holdenville.

Jacob

Thompson

Jacob "Jake" Thompson was born on Dec. 15, 1919, in Sperry, to parents Frank Thompson and Elizabeth (Ruckman) Thompson.

He lived most of his life in Seminole and worked in the oilfield as a driller. He married Mary Lee (Summers) Thompson, on Nov. 4, 1939.

He moved to southeast Oklahoma ten years ago and made his home in the Felker community since that time. He was a member of Felker Freewill Baptist Church and a member of the Felker Quartet.

He was a bass singer. He fished and played dominos.

Surviving him are, his wife Mary Lee Thompson of the home; one son, David Thompson, of Grand Prairie, Texas; one daughter Susan Songer, of Valliant; one brother Donald Henry Thompson, of San Antonio, Texas; five grand children; nine great grandchildren, and two great, great grand grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are his parents, one son Jerome Andrew Thompson, two sisters, Peninnah Houser and Louise Schoner and one grandson, Rance Lee Thompson.

The family received friends from 6 p.m. –7p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the funeral home.

Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m., at Felker Freewill Baptist Church, in Valliant. Bill Haddock will officiate, with Jason Myers assisting. Interment will follow at Moran Cemetery, in Valliant.

Funeral Home: Miller and Miller Funeral Home, in Valliant.

 

 

 

Lisa Thompson

Lisa Lea Cooper-Thompson, 50 of Las Vegas, Nev., passed away Friday, May 2, 2008 after a long and valiant fight with cancer.

She was born in Shawnee on July 21, 1957 and resided in Seminole with her parents, Leonard and Jo Ann Cooper. She was the seventh of eight children, four sisters and three brothers.

After graduating from Varnum High School in 1975, she attended Seminole Junior College. Lisa spent the past 30 years as a resident of Las Vegas.

In Las Vegas her love for people and children gave her the opportunity to hold many positions of leadership and service.

These positions included volunteering for the Hospice, serving as the president over the Commercial Lending division for Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors, and many positions in the LDS Church including Primary President, Relief Society Consoler, Visiting Teacher, and more recently Primary Teacher.

Lisa had many nieces and nephews that hse loved very much. She spent individual time with each and every one of them. The time spent with each child was extremely special because she focused on their individual needs.

Lisa was blessed to have loved and married her husband Mike. Even though their life together here on earth was cut short, Lisa was happy in the knowledge that they would one day spend eternity together.

She is survived by her husband, Richard K. "Mike" Thompson of Las Vegas; his children: sons, Ken Thompson of Las Vegas and Jim Thompson of Hawaii and daughter, Lisa Evans of Las Vegas; Lisa’s sister, Karla Lasondra "Sandy" Strozier of Shreveport, La.; brother, Fredrick Mark "Butch" Cooper of Noble; sister, Lenella Grifo of Las Vegas; sister, Margo Denise Webber of Seminole; brother, Richard Keith Cooper of Paden; and brother, Leonard Kent Cooper of Las Vegas.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Joquita Renee Cooper.

A viewing will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday with services following at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 2500 John Street, Seminole.

Burial is to be held at Little Cemetery immediately after the service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eugene Tiger

Eugene Tiger, longtime resident of Holdenville, died in his home at the age of 76, on Sept. 6.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Jo Tiger, of the home, Amos Tiger, of Holdenville, Amanda Cook, of Wewoka, Lyndon Tiger, of the home, Louisa Tiger of the home, Misselda Hooks, of Holdenville, Marschell Larney, of Okmulgee, brothers; Woodrow Fields, Daniel Tiger, Johnson Tiger, Jr., Leon Tiger and Bob Tiger, sisters; Doris Anderson, Phyllis Lowe, Pat Herrod, and Mattie Lowe; as well as a host grandchildren

Eugene served in the US Military at the age of 16 and was a Master Journeyman Welder in California. After moving to Wewoka, he worked for the Seminole Nation teaching the construction trade. He attended every gospel singing that he could.

He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers and sisters.

Wake services were held at 7p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Eugene’s home and the funeral service is set to begin at 1p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, in Wetumka at the Wetumka Indian Baptist Church with Reverend Joe Bruner, Reverend Malcolm Tiger and Reverend Woody officiating.

Pallbearers are Don, Joe, Jordon and John Cook, Darrell Lincoln, Keith and Russell Larney and Johnson Tiger.

Honorary pallbearers are Lewis Wise, David Capps, Harold House, Sgt. Doyle Hooks (currently serving in Iraq), Emery Lincoln, and Brandon Cook.

An Online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

Glen Tiger

Longtime Seminole resident Glen Tiger died on Sunday Nov. 2, at Carl Albert Indian Hospital, in Ada, at the age of 53.

He was born on July 26, 1955, in Seminole, to George William Tiger, Sr. and Ella Mae (Tanyan) Tiger.

He is preceded in death by his father, George William Tiger, Sr., mother, Ella Mae (Tanyan) Tiger, three brothers, Clifford William Tiger, George William Tiger, Jr., Alan Tiger and one sister, Carolyn Tanyan Talamasey.

Tiger is survived by his wife Lahoma Ruth Tiger, of the home, three sons; Robby Tiger, of Seminole, Jimsey Tiger, of Seminole and James Fixico, of the home, six daughters; Jeannette Codd, of Staten Island, N.Y., Tarena Craig, of Moore, Toni Morgan, of Seminole, Tiffany Parker, of Blackwell, Cheyenne Tiger, of Wewoka, and Tisha Tiger, of the home, two sisters, Leona Tiger, of Shawnee, and Ruby Tanyan, of Seminole, five brothers: Curtis T. Harjo, of Seminole, Albert Tiger, of Seminole, Simon Harjo, of Seminole, Tony Harjo, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Clifton Tanyan, of Seminole. 16 grandchildren also survive him. 

The body will be taken to 2102 Union Street at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 for a wake service that will begin at 7 p.m.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Tiger Family Cemetery, in Wolf with Jimsey Harjo and Rev. Dorsey Nero officiating.

Pallbearers will be: Sam Fixico, Robert Fixico, Zachary McCully, Joe Chupco, Richard Cole, Irvin Riley, Simon Harjo, and Albert Tiger. Honorary Bearers will be: Ronnie James Tanyan, Buddy Paschal, Phillip Looper, David Jones and Mike Fixico.

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

 

 

 

 

Margaret

Tiger

Wake Services for Margaret Ann Tiger are scheduled for 7p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be 2p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at

Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church, with Rev. J. B. Fish and Rev Dorcey Nero officiating. She died Oct. 4.

Born Feb. 11 1945, in Holdenville, to Ben Harjo and Linda Buckley. She attended Wetumka Schools and worked at the Seminole Nation Headstart as Head Cook. She was a member of Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

April 1968 she married Rev. Houston Tiger, in Wewoka, and to this marriage six children were born.

Pallbearers will be Paulo Gonzales, Richard Wolf, Liegus Barnett, Kenneth Lena, Gary Lena, and Henson Lena.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Paul Fixico, Robert McGilley Jr, Jimmy Taylor, Newman Crowe, Roy Carpitche, and Terry Walker.

Preceding her in death are her parents and son George Tiger.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. Houston Tiger, of Wewoka; Children, Gregory Tiger, of Wewoka, Jimmy Tiger, of Wewoka, Bennie Tiger, of Seminole, Houston Tiger Jr, of Wewoka, Jason Tiger, of Holdenville; Brothers George Barnett, of Horntown, Clayton Buckley, of Wetumka, and Mahaylee Harjo, of Okmulgee.

Services under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

 

 

Mary Tiger

Wake services for Konawa resident Mary Louise (Cully) Tiger will be held Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. in the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, in the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Konawa, with Ed Jimboy officiating.

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

Tiger died on Monday, July 28, 2008 at the Pioneer Nursing Center in Seminole. She was born August 12, 1934 to Sam and Eunice (Bear) Cully.

She married George William Tiger, Sr. on February 12, 1972. Tiger’s profession was as Director of Commodities at the Seminole Nation Food Distribution Center.

Tiger was a member of the Rewalke Band of Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, and a women’s church leader for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lana Cully and Edith Coody; son, Teddy Amos; three stepsons, Clifford Tiger, George Tiger, and Allen Tiger; grandson, Teddy Amos, Jr., and great-grandson, Cem-se Harjo-Tiger.

She is survived by one daughter, Debra Tiger; three brothers, Harris Cully, Leroy Cully, and Joe Cully; two sisters, Joyce Cully and Leona Chosa; nine grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Stanley Tiger

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Stanley Tiger are scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Many Springs Indian Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Anderson and Rev. Houston Tiger to officiate.

Interment is to follow at the McCosar Family cemetery with services being under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home, Holdenville.

Tiger died Saturday, June 14, 2008. He was born June 20, 1957 in Talihina to Maureen Tiger Harjo.

Surviving is his mother of Holdenville; his companion, Rose Holata, of the home; two sons: Stanley Tiger Jr. of Tulsa and Dakota Shaw of Ada; two daughters: Mary and Marissa Tiger of Tulsa; one sister, Cynthia Spain of Wewoka; and one granddaughter.

Pallbearers will be: Stanley Tiger Jr., Isaac Simpson, Larry McCosar, Billy Spain Jr., Larry Brennan and Noe Reyes. Honorary bearers will be: Pete Harjo, Bill Spain Sr., Eric Harjo and Uncle Abe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florene Tinsley

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Florene Alice (Guinn) Tinsley are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Seminole.

Burial will follow at a later date at Little Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Florene Alice (Guinn) Tinsley went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008. She was born Sept. 30, 1922 in Boynton, Okla., to Lee and Clara Mae Guinn.

She graduated from Strother High School and attended Draughton School of Business in Oklahoma City. She worked at Tinker Air Force Base.

In 1943 she married Winfred Tinsley in Little. She was a charter member of the Highway Baptist Church and later joined the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

Florene and Winfred moved to California in 1945, where she was employed for 25 years by the West Orange County Municipal Court.

In the last 20 years of her employment she served as Chief Deputy Clerk. She and Winfred moved back to Seminole in 1979, where she was employed by Mid-Continent Pipeline.

Her parents, Lee and Clara Mae Guinn; her twin sister, Lorene Cannon; sister, Etta Lee Comstock; and great-granddaughter, Natalie Black, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Winfred, of the home; son, Jack Tinsley and wife Lajuana, of Seminole; son, Ronald Tinsley and wife, Marcia, of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; grandson, Shane Tinsley and wife, Tara, of Shawnee; granddaughters: Tera Black and husband, Jamie, of Mathews, N.C., and Alison Tinsley of Seminole; great-granddaughters: Abbey Tinsley and Emma Arnold, both of Seminole, and Hayley and Cassidy Black, both of Mathews, N.C.; and brother, Furman Guinn of Great Bend, Kan.

The family would like to thank Faith Hospice of Seminole; and Karen Alice and Joyce Goodman for their time and care.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations may be made to the Falls Creek Youth of the First Baptist Church of Seminole.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dane Tolson

Funeral services for Dane Tolson, 38, of Oklahoma City, will be held at 11a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the First Baptist Church, in Seminole. Dr. Tommy Clark will officiate.  Visitation will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday until service time at Swearingen Funeral Home.

He was born on Sept. 21, 1969, in Seminole and passed away on Sept. 16, in Oklahoma City. 

He was raised and educated in Seminole.  When he was younger he became a brown belt in karate and enjoyed BMX racing and playing guitar.  He graduated from welding school, in Tulsa, in 2002.

Surviving are his mother Jeanie Lovelady, of Atlanta, Ga., his father and his wife Gary and Mary Tolson, of Seminole, sister and brother-in-law, Chanel and Sebastijan Katic, of Atlanta, Ga., grandparents, Maydean Lovelady, formerly of Seminole, and Wilma and Howard Tolson, of McAlester. 

His grandfather, Wayne Lovelady, preceded him in death. 

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

 

 

 

Elmer Totty

Funeral services for Seminole resident Elmer Gerald Totty are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

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

Elmer Gerald Totty, 68 year-old, Seminole resident passed from this life Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman. He was born Sept. 10, 1939 in Chaffee, Mo., to parents Edward B. Totty and Ruby Elaine (Moore) Totty.

Elmer served in the United States Army and married Joan Medrieth Cooper on July 21, 1958 in East St. Louis, Ill. Together the couple moved to Seminole in 1971 from Palmdale, Calif.

Mr. Totty worked as a self-employed cement contractor who retired in 2007. He was also a member of the Harvey Road Baptist Church in Seminole.

Survivors include his wife Joan Totty of the home; three daughters: Becky Watkins and her fiancée, Mike Leach of Fort Smith, Ark., Judy and her husband, Gary Lane of Seminole and Joanne and her husband, Rodger Mills of Seminole; three brothers also survive, Douglas Totty and twin brothers Ronald and Donald Totty all of Collinsville, Ill; two sisters, Betty and her husband Alois Martinez of Seminole and Dianna and her husband Thomas Merrell of Fairmont, Ill.

Other survivors include six grandchildren: DeAnna and husband Josh Copeland of Fort Smith, Ark., Traci and husband Charles Bradley of Shreveport, La., Kimberly Lane of Edmond, Wesley Lane of Seminole, Derrick Ishman of Seminole and Heath Ishman of Seminole.

Also two great-grandchildren survive: Colton Copeland of Fort Smith, Ark., and Garret Ishman of Seminole.

Elmer is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Delbert Totty, Edward Totty and Elmer’s twin brother, Delmer Totty; and three sisters who were triplets, Delores Totty, Doris Frieses and Delezene Totty.

Caskey bearers will be: Heath Ishman, Derrick Ishman, Chucky Anderson, Eddie Nelson, Randy Lehman, and Merrall Harper.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Jennie Trevino

Funeral services for Wewoka native Jennie Mae Trevino are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at First Indian Baptist Church in Moore.

Burial is to follow at Moore City Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Vondel L. Smith and Son Mortuaries.

Trevino, 62 of Oklahoma City, died Saturday, March 22, 2008. She was born Feb. 4, 1946 in Wewoka to Frank and Mandy (Moses) Hill.

She was a homemaker and member of the Seminole Nation Tribe.

Her parents and brother, Franklin Hill, preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband; children: Charles Ray Trevino, Cynthia Louise Trevino, Michael Aaron Trevino, and Jason Antonio Trevino; brothers: Charlie Hill, Walter Hill, and Mickey Hill; sisters: Leona Postoak, Imogene Carpitcher, Hilley Mae Gunville, and Edna Mae Harjo; six grandchildren; and two granddaughters on the way.

A prayer service is scheduled to be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Indian Baptist Church (2610 S. Broadway) in Moore.

 

 

 

 

 

Ruth Trout

Ruth H. (Moore) Trout, 76 year-old longtime Seminole resident died Sunday, Sept. 7, at Seminole Estates Care Center. She was born Feb. 28, 1932 in North Bend, Neb., to Mary Melissa (Potteroff) Moore and Rubin Herbert Moore.

Ruth married Iloff Lonzo "Lonnie" Trout on Dec. 29, 1952 in Raton, N.M. Together they made their home in Seminole in 1952 after moving from Colorado. Lonnie eventually retired from Sun Oil Company while Ruth was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Ronnie Trout, of Lamar, Colo. and Gary Trout, of Seminole, one daughter, Peggy Trout of Shawnee; two sisters, Deva McGregor and Lucille Davis both of Amarillo, Texas; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Ruth is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, who died Jan.11, 1995; one brother, Ernie Moore and by two sisters, Donna Jean Turpin and Opal Cook.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10a.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole. Messages of condolence can be sent to the family online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

Durward Tucker

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Durward Duane Tucker are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Wewoka.

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

Durward was born in Fulbright, Texas on June 10, 1926 to Eukley and Madge Tucker, and went o be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008.

Pa-paw was truly "One in a Million" and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

Sonny, as he was affectionately referred to by his mother, moved from East Texas and relocated in Wewoka to the Dixie Lease Oil Camp in 1930, when he was four years old.

He remained in Wewoka for 78 years in the Dixie Lease area, in which he was very proud to be associated.

Durward attended Wewoka Public Schools and during high school he was a member of the RufNex and lettered in football for four years. He graduated in 1944.

He continued to stay in contact with his friends and enjoyed sharing memories from his school days.

The day after high school graduation Durward enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was sent to Fort Smith and Camp Robinson to train with the 41st Army Infantry for a World War II campaign in the Philippine Islands. He was then stationed in Japan at the 364th Field Hospital.

The military was very important to Durward. He held 17 ranks, moving through enlisted ranks receiving Master Sargeant/E8 by the age of 19. He entered warrant officer ranks; making it to Chief Warrant Officer 3. Durward became a commissioned officer.

He came in as a 1st Lieutenant and retired as a Captain. Following his active duty, he enlisted in the 45th Infantry Division as a reservist. Durward dedicated 42 years of his life in active duty and the reserves.

He continued to dedicate many hours helping veterans in various capacities. The VFW "Buddy Poppy Program" was very near to his heart.

Upon returning from World War II he went to East Central State College and graduated with a degree in Economics.

On Dec. 5, 1953 he married Joyce Ann Jackson. Together they had seven children, 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Durward felt very fortunate to have such a large, close family and his favorite pastime was watching his grandchildren.

Durward has a passion for photography and he was known for his documentation of events for his family and friends, which will be greatly missed.

In 1956 he embarked on a journey on Cedar Street in the junk business, where he could be found on any given day.

Durward was a member of First Baptist Church in Wewoka. He served on the Oklahoma Baptist University Board of Development; Oklahoma Baptist University President’s Council; Wewoka Cemetery Board; Wewoka Alumni Association; and the Executive Board of Youth and Family Services.

He also served as commander of the Harrison-Bell Post 122; Excellence in Education Foundation; GOBFW; and the Shawnee Quarterback Club.

His parents, Eukley and Madge Tucker; infant brother, Donald Joe; beloved son, Steven Duane; and grandson, Blake, preceded him in death.

Durward is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joyce Tucker; children: Barry and Debbi Tucker, Guy and Lisa Tucker, Bart and Teresa Streater, Billy and Suzanne Brown, Kerry and Jennifer Kincade and Curtis and Heather Green.

He was fortunate to have many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and was proud of them all.

The grandchildren include: Karissa Tucker, Lane and Hillari Grimes, Chad and Whitnei Young, Brooke Tucker, Calvin and Ashlei Tiffee, Heath Tucker, Alexis Streater, Tyson, Blair Tucker and Brayle Brown, Dennis Murphy, Madison, Stevi, Ellie, Jackson and Edie Kincade and Olivia Green.

The great-grandchildren include: Carson and Cami Sosbee, Charlie Kate and Griffen Young, and Grace and Gillian Grimes.

A brother, Ted Tucker; sister, Geraldine Rutherford; sister-in-law, Wanda Spence; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends also survive him.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Falls Creek Cabin Fund or American Legion Harrison-Bell Post 144 Flag Fund at P.O. Box 916, Wewoka, OK 74884.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmie Tunnell

There are no services planned at this time for former Seminole resident Jimmie Mac Tunnell of Tahlequah.

Arrangements are under the direction of Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.

Tunnell, 60, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008.

 

 

 

 

Hazellee Turk

There are no services scheduled for former Wewoka resident Hazellee Turk as per her request.

Seaside Funeral Home in Corpus Christi, Texas is handling the arrangements.

Turk, 87, died Thursday, May 29, 2008 in Corpus Christi. She was born Dec. 17, 1920 in Oklahoma City to Frank Samuel and Agnes Merideth Smith.

She was a member of Church of Christ, DAR, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving is her husband of 65 years, Col. Edward M. Turk; daughter, Merideth Lemont of Providence, R.I.; son, Sam Turk of Corpus Christi; daughter, Judy O’Neill of St. Louis, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests that in her memory, donations may be made to the local Humane Society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norma Turner

Funeral services for Norma Jean Turner are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Yale, Okla.

Burial is to follow in the Lawson Cemetery with services having been entrusted to the Palmer Marler Funeral Home in Yale.

Norma Jean Turner passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 in Tulsa at the age of 80 years. Norma was born to the late Earl and Dovie (West) Cobble near Yale on Oct. 18, 1927.

Norma married Joe Albert Turner on Aug. 26, 1944; they were married for 50 years and there were five children born to this union.

Norma is survived by her five children: Gayla and husband Glen Seaton of Bixby, Debora and husband Jack Lemonds of Gravette, Ark., John and wife Ailene Turner of Seminole, Joe and wife Theresa Turner of Cushing, and Jeanette and husband Todd Prough of Yale; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; two brothers, Kenneth Earl and wife Shirley Cobble of Smyrna, Tenn., and Didley and wife Sandy Cobble of Sapulpa; and four sisters: Beulah Thompson of Rogers, Ark., Mary Folberg of Rogers, Ark., Lily Mae Bolerjack of Coffee Springs, Ala., Virginia and husband Cliff Bolerjack of Smyrna, Tenn.

Her husband, Joe Albert Turner; one brother, Eldon Cobble; one sister, Edith Cobble; one infant son; one grandson, Johnny Lee Turner; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Turner; and her parents, Earl and Dovie Cobble, preceded her in death.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toni

Underwood

Toni D. Underwood died Friday, Dec. 5, at the Watonga Hospital. She was born on Sept. 27, 1973, to parents Jimmie Dean Harjo Sr. and Donna Lee Underwood.

She was a graduate of Pleasant Grove School and a member of Hitchitee Church.

She is survived by daughter, Hocfke K-ce Alexis Underwood, of the home; her father, Jimmie Dean Harjo, Sr., of Seminole; her mother, Donna Lee Underwood, of Seiling; ten sisters, Angela Harjo, Kathryn Harjo, Amber Coon, Willie, Minnie, Sally and Jackie Harjo, of Seminole, Fawna Harjo, of Texas, Taffney Harjo, of Oklahoma City, and Ruthann Simpson, of Shawnee; eleven brothers, Chris Pipestem, Chio Pipestem, Ronnie Harjo, Kevin Harjo, of Oklahoma City, Sonny and Jimmy Dean Harjo, Jr., Franky Harjo, Albert Tiger, Simon Harjo, and BB Tanyan, all of Seminole, and Nelson Battiest, of Tulsa.

She was preceded in death by one sister Casey Jo Pipestem.

She will be taken to the home at 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, for visitation until service time on Wednesday.

Wake services will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 3313 N. Hwy 99, in Seminole. It will be open to speakers.

Pallbearers will be Albert Tiger, Simon Harjo, Clifton Tanyan, Ronnie Harjo, Chio Pipestem, Honece Pipestem, Nelson Battiest and Kevin Harjo.

Honorary Bearers will be Jimmie Dean Harjo, Sr., Meche Harjo, Kirk Fye, William Snyder, Jimmie Dean Harjo, Jr., Altalok Harjo, B.J. Kavlauty and Chris Pipestem.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Hitchitee Church with Victor and Ted Underwood officiating and Mike Harjo assisting. Interment will follow at Harjo Family Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 100 W. Strothers, in Seminole.

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

 

 

 

Willa

VanMeter

Willa VanMeter, 94 year-old longtime Seminole and Pottawatomie County resident died Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Solara Hospital in Shawnee.

She was born June 6, 1914, in Maud, to parents Beedie (Brown) Cherry and Ezra Louis Cherry.

She married Gravis Eugene "Gene" VanMeter on Dec. 30, 1938, in Burkburnett, Texas. He preceded her in death, in 1965. She was of the Baptist faith and worked at the Maud Nursing Home until her retirement.

Survivors include sister-in-law, Iva Cherry, of Tuttle; nephew, James Mapes, of El Reno; and a host of great nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gene VanMeter; son, Geary Eugene "Tick" VanMeter; two brothers, Otis Lee Cherry and Clarence N. Cherry; and sister, Essie Fern Cherry.

Graveside services are scheduled for 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21, at Cummings Cemetery, in Maud. Rev. Ed Bray 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 www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

Lee Vasquez

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Lee Vasquez are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Pentecostal Church with Rev. Larry Chesser, Sr. and Frank Trent officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home, Wetumka.

Vasquez, 51, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2007 at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital. He was born April 23, 1956 in Cameron, Texas to Jim and Jackie Vasquez.

He attended Latta School and was married to Shirley A. Vasquez. He was employed by Sheppard Heritage Homes.

His parents and brother, Jesse Vasquez, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; four sons: Joshua Vasquez, Jeremiah Vasquez, Reno Vasquez, all of the home, and Joshua Belcher of Ada; one daughter, Carrie Vasquez of the home; four sisters: Nancy Walker and Mary Rodriguez, both of Oklahoma City, Rachel Morgan and Becky Smith, Both of Ada; and two brothers: Jimmy Vasquez of Oklahoma City and Tony Vasquez of Ada.

Serving as bearers will be: Richard Gene Walker, Tony Vasquez, Rick Smith II, Danny Taylor, and Randy Sitton.

Honorary bearers will be: Rick Smith Sr., Joshua Belcher, and Joseph Stevens.

 

 

Elizabeth

Vieux

Elizabeth Ann "Beth" Vieux, 48 year-old lifelong Pottawatomie resident died Nov. 28, at Solara Hospital, in Shawnee. She was born Dec. 11, 1959, in Pauls Valley, to Charles Franklin "Charlie" Vieux and Mary Elizabeth (Holmes) Vieux.

She attended Saint Louis Elementary School and Maud High School. She was a member of the Saint Louis First Baptist Church and a Citizen Pottawatomie Nation Tribal Member. She worked as a nurse’s aid at Sunset Estates, in Tecumseh and as a bartender at the Endzone, in Shawnee.

Survivors include her daughter, JoVonna Hicks, of Shawnee; three sisters, Charlene Killian, of Maud, Clarice Murdock, of Saint Louis, Teresa Vieux, of Tecumseh; and three grandchildren;

Preceding her in death were her parents, Charlie Vieux (2007) and Mary Vieux; and her brother, Nick Vieux;

A Memorial Service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the First Baptist Church, in Saint Louis, with Leon Bruno officiating.

Honorary Bearers will be, Randy Killian, Jessie Williams, Mike West, Dewey Ketakea, Ray Jones and George Middleton.

Cremation services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home, in Maud,

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

 

 

 

Helen Vinsant

Funeral services for Wewoka native Helen Ruth Vinsant are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka, with Rev. Michael Vallandingham officiating.

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

Helen Ruth Vinsant entered heaven Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, joining her beloved parents, Jim and Julie Newman; sisters: Evelyn Newman, May Stout, Ethel Capps; and brothers: Fred Newman, Palmer Newman, Charley Newman, and Harris Newman.

She was born May 23, 1920 in Wewoka and she worked at numerous nursing homes in food service.

Ruth was a member of First Baptist Church. Her church family was precious to her, as she was to them.

Surviving in one special niece, Darlene Pointer of Ada; and two special nephews: Darrell Stout of Hermosa Beach, Calif., and Bob Newman of Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be Vern Kitsmiller, Mark Newman, Shannon Smith, Ryan Esseltrom, Cecil Moore, Jarod Stafford and Tony Bevelhymer.

Honorary bearers will be the First Baptist Church Deacons.

A special thanks to Dr. Fisher and the Staff at Seminole Hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Wade

Jimmy "Jim" Wade, 63 year-old Maud, Oklahoma resident passed from this life Aug. 6, 2008 in Eufaula. He was born Nov. 24, 1944 in Wewoka to parents Edith Etta (Goss) Wade and Clarence Jimmy Wade, Sr..

Jim graduated from Midwest City High School in 1963. He continued his education at Oklahoma University for the next four years.

He then served in the United States Army until he was honorably discharged on Aug. 31, 1969.

Jim married Peggy Sue Strickland on February 13, 1977 in Midwest City. Together they moved to Maud, where they were partners in a concrete finishing business. When they sold the business, Jim taught auto mechanics at Maud High School for several years.

Jim and Peggy then started their own business, Wade Dump Truck Service that they currently owned and operated.

Jim leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 31 years Peggy Wade of the home in Maud; two sons, Sean Goodman of Tulsa, and Daniel Wade of Maud; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Meredith Wade of Bethany, and Joe and Becky Wade of Eufaula; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy & Ron Allen of Saint Louis, Shirley and Tom Reddin of Newcastle, and Gwen and Danny Danielson of Edmond; brother and sisters-in-law, Keith and Deena Strickland, Bill Presley and Sandra Ledbetter all of Maud. Jim is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents; his mother and father-in-law, Leroy and Iris Strickland; one brother-in-law, Johnny Ledbetter; one sister-in-law, Jeanene Presley and by two nephews, Jason Allen and Dean Wade.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Trinity Baptist Church in Maud, with Larry Hawkins Officiating the service. Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud with Military Honors.

Casket Bearers will be: Randy Killian, Danny Bailey, Davey Lehman, Jeff Everett, Willie Gordon and Pete Chappell.

Honorary Bearers will be: Bob Miller, Shane Smith, Teo Rodriguez and George Bowlin.

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

Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud, 405-374-2424.

 

 

Kathleen

Wade

Services for well known Seminole County resident Kathleen "Kathy" (Barkhimer) Wade are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at First Baptist Church, Wewoka with Tony Chesser officiating and interment to follow at Tate Mountain. She passed away Monday, October 27, in Holdenville.

Kathy married Robert Wade on Oct. 20, 1973, in Wewoka. He preceded her in death on Aug. 17, 2006. Together they had three children.

She is survived by sons, Robert Matthew Wade, of Wewoka, Brett David Wade and his wife Tammy, of Konawa; daughter, Kelli Chevonne Bryant, of Wewoka; grandchildren, Jacee, Cassie, and Morgan Wade, all of Strothers, Austyn and Shayla Wade, of Shawnee, Adam Wilson, of Shawnee, Lindsey Wilson and Brittany Bailey, of Konawa, Braxton and Carter Bryant, of Wewoka; three great-grandchildren, Addysyn McFarland, of Konawa, Cassidy Wilson, of Shawnee, and Briesan Bastible, of Konawa; her father, L.M. Barkhimer, of Wewoka; brother, Steve Barkhimer, of Wewoka, two sisters, Sue Smith, of Wewoka, and Linda Sadler, of Beggs; her fiance', Mark Richards; his parents, Ray and Nancy Richards, of Choctaw; his son, Blake and wife Beth, daughter Alexis, of Springfield, Mo; two daughters, Casandra Richards, of Omaha, Neb., and Toni Richards, daughter Alysea, and son Joel, of Omaha, Neb., many nieces, nephews, and friends who loved her dearly.

Kathy is preceded in death by her mother Jessie Faye Smith Barkhimer, twin sister Christine Barkhimer, and brother Armon "Butch" Leonard Barkhimer.

Kathy attended Limestone Elementary School and graduated from New Lima High School in 1971. She was currently employed by Holdenville Hospital. She was a long time active member of Wewoka Rebekah Lodge 43.

Pallbearers will be Jason Morris, Jack Davis, Mitch Davis, Scott Barkhimer, Carl Barkhimer, and Rowdy Kincade.

Guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

Services under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

 

 

 

David

Walker

David Wayne Walker resident of Seminole County died Sept. 6, at the age of 35 years in Oklahoma City.

Wake Services will be 6p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2p.m. Wednesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Harjo officiating.

Walker was born Aug. 27, 1973 in Clare more, to Harold and Teresa (Larney) Walker. He graduated from Strothers High School in 1991 and attended College at Oklahoma City Community College.

He worked at Winslow Associates in Edmond, as a paint finisher.

He tattooed, drew, rode bikes, coached , and assisted in his children's baseball and football games in Oklahoma City and Wewoka.

Preceding him in death are his grandparents Ryder and Serena Larney, of Seminole and William and Harriet Hamilton, of Ada.

Survivors include: Father, Harold Walker, Mother Teresa (Larney) Walker, Sons: Ray and Eben Walker and Daughter Broanna Walker

Pallbearers will be: Vic Gutierrez, Bobby Thomas, Jimmy Warledo, Jeremy Culver, Daniel Haney, and Boyd Tiger.

Honorary Pallbears: Roy Yargee, Herb Johnson, Tom Stewart, and Evan Haney.

Services conducted by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

Debbie Wallace

Funeral services for Konawa area native Debbie Sue Wallace are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa with Dr. Milburn Wilson officiating.

Burial is to follow at Dora Cemetery with services being under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Wallace, 50, died Monday, June 16, 2008 at her residence in Oklahoma City. She was born June 17, 1957 in Shawnee to Glen H. Wallace and Bonita (Hudson) Wallace.

She owned and operated a transportation company that transported autos and recreational vehicles all over the country.

Wallace also was a property owner and member of the National Rifle Association and Good Sams Club.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Surviving is her brother, Monte G. Wallace of Shawnee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vivianna

Wallace

Vivianna Wallace, longtime Seminole, resident died Thursday, Nov. 13, at Carl Albert Hospital, in Ada. Vivianna was born March 8, 1918, in Sulphur, to Melvin and Flossie Hudson.

Vivianna lived in Sulphur for a few years before moving to the Seminole area where she has lived for over 85 years. She attended Bowlegs Public schools and graduated from Bowlegs High School in 1937. In November of 1937 she married A.D.Wallace in Seminole, and he preceded her in death in 1978.

Vivianna retired from Lillian Russel Clothing Manufacturing in Wewoka, after 20 years of service to them as a seamstress. Mrs. Wallace was a lifelong member of the Trinity Baptist Church, in Letha, where she was very active in the Naomi Sunday School Class.

She enjoyed spending time with her family. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were very special to her. She also loved music, reading and traveling.

Mrs. Wallace is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, A.D. Wallace; and a sister, Irene Merillat.

She is survived by 2 daughters and sons-in-laws, Javonah and Charles Evans and Lawanna and Dewey Lee, both of Seminole. Two sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Donna Wallace and Neil and Sue Wallace, both of Seminole.

She is also survived by her grandchildren Dennie and Pam Evans, of Eufaula, Karla Evans, of Seminole, Steven Evans, of Oklahoma City, Dewayne and Sharon Wallace, of Seminole, Danny and Susan Wallace, of Piedmont, Charlotte and Mike McCracken, of Tecumseh, Leslie and Marilyn Wallace, of Los Lunas, N.M., and Chris and Stephanie Lee, of Prague; great-grandchildren, Danielle and Russell Yott, of Konawa, Whitney and Kodi Evans, of Eufaula, Ethan, Alena and Devin McCracken, of Tecumseh, Dakota and Cheynene Wallace, of Los Lunas, N.M., Anna Rose Lee, of Prague; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Doug Foraker, of Shawnee, and Robert and Joyce Foraker, of Maysville; and sister, Ollie Bickerstaff, of Codmus, Mich.

She is also survived by a very special friend Clifford Beichner, of Seminole.

Services are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Lee her grandson and Pastor Ron Duvall officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, North of Seminole.

Casket bearers will be her grandson, Dennis Evans, Steven Evans, Dewayne Wallace, Danny Wallace, Leslie Wallace and Ethan McCracken.

 

 

 

Amy Warledo

Services for longtime Seminole County resident Amy Louise Warledo are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, July 26, 2008, at the Sand Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Houston Tiger will officiate.

Interment will follow at ThLocco Family Cemetery south of Wewoka.

Warledo passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at her home at the age of 57.

She was born on Feb. 15, 1951, in Wewoka, to Bunnie ThLocco and Kizzie (Long) ThLocco.

She attended Seminole High School and was a member of the Sand Creek Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and she will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband Leo Warledo of the home; one son, Lucas Warledo of Seminole; four daughters, Angie Simons of Maud, Stephanie Warledo of Seminole; April Moppin of Wewoka, and Melissa Warledo of Tulsa; two sisters, Norma Warledo of Wewoka, and Shirley Wood of Wewoka; one brother, Bryant ThLocco of Kansas; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two loving sons-in-law, Gary Simons and Ryan Moppin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sons, Nicolas Warledo, Lance Warledo Sr., and Troy Warledo; and one granddaughter, Angel Warledo.

Pallbearers will be Gary Simons, Jonathan Warledo, Lance Warledo Jr., Nicholas Simons, Rick Woods, and Kevin Fox.

Private family wake services will be held at the home. The family would like to give a special thanks to Angelic Hospice in Shawnee.

Messages of condolence may be made online at
swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

Shane Warledo

Wake services for Konawa native Shane Lee Warledo were held at 7 p.m. last night at High Springs Indian Baptist Church, outside of Konawa.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at High Springs Indian Baptist Church with Rev. Houston Tiger and Leon Bruno officiating.

Burial is to follow at the Howell Family Cemetery in Konawa. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

Shane passed away Saturday, June 14, 2008 in Seminole at the age of 27. He was born Jan. 1, 1981 in Tulsa to Benny Warledo and Johnnie Mae Howell.

Shane attended Konawa Public Schools and graduated from there in 2001.

He is survived by his mother, Johnnie Mae Howell of Las Vegas, Nev.; father, Benny Warledo of Tulsa; four sisters: Shannon Warledo of Shawnee, Danita Elauofir of Oklahoma City, Tracy Warledo of Kansas City, Kan., and Danielle Lujan of Las Vegas, Nev.; two brothers: Benji Warledo and Rueben Warledo, both of Kansas City, Kan.; four children he considered his own: Ahmya, Canchattee, Able and Lance Thomas; several aunts and uncles; and other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Angel Lynn Warledo; grandfather, Porter West; uncle, Jesse West; and cousin, Mark H. Warledo.

Serving as casket bearers will be: Tommy Howell, Danny Howell, William Howell, Will Howell, Sammy Howell and Carl Wood.

Honorary bearers will be: Jesse factor, Coss Factor, Benji Warledo, Brandon Hunter, Travis Hunter, Jonathan Walker, Bobby Robinson and Jonathan Tebe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia

Washington

Patricia Vanessa Washington, 53-year-old former Seminole resident passed from this life Oct. 10, at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, after a battle with cancer.

She was born June 15, 1955, in Seminole, to parents Doretha Vivian (Wright) Winrow and Roy Winrow, Sr. Vanessa attended Pleasant Grove Elementary and High School.

She married Bobby Washington Aug. 3, 1984, in Las Vegas, Nev., he survives her of the home.

Washington earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees from East Central University in Special Education and worked for New Lima Schools until her retirement in 2006, after 25 years of service.

She began her career at Nobletown Elementary School before working at Boley State School for Boys and Weleetka Public Schools.

She was in pursuit of earning her Christian Counseling Degree, at Oklahoma Baptist University when she became ill. Even after she became ill she continued to serve as a substitute teacher at Tecumseh Public Schools.

She celebrated her last birthday by treating her first grade class to McDonalds. She was a member of Galilee Baptist Church, in Shawnee, serving in many capacities from being in the Choir to serving on the Usher Board.

Survivors include her father, Roy Winrow, Sr., of Seminole; one son, Lance Antuan Washington, of Tecumseh; one daughter, Tanisha Atoinetta Washington, of Aliso Viejo, Calif; five brothers, Robert Foxx, Nathaniel Winrow, and Roy Winrow, II, all of Seminole, Randy Winrow and Clay Talton, both of Shawnee; five sisters, Ollie Webb, of Hesperia, Calif., Rozetta "Dee" Winrow, of Shawnee, Loretta Young, of Long Beach, Calif., Ginger Winrow, of Oklahoma City, and Carolyn Winrow, of Shawnee.

Preceding her in death are one son, Terry DeShawn Winrow; her mother, Doretha Winrow; and two brothers, Edward Foxx and Stanley Edmond.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11a.m., Friday, Oct. 17, at the First Baptist Church, in Seminole. Rev. Anthony Rhone will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery, in Wewoka.

Casket Bearers will be: Robert Foxx, Clay Talton, Randy Winrow, Nathaniel Winrow, and Roy Winrow, II.

Honorary Bearers will be: Michael Winrow, Roy Winrow III, J.C. Simpson, Curtis Hinex, Joseph Hinex, Jr., and James Simpson

Services have been entrusted to Swearingen Funeral Home, in Seminole.

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

 

 

 

William Watters

Funeral services for Sasakwa native William Edward "Bill" Watters are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Maranatha Baptist Church, Newcastle, Okla., with Rev. Sam Whiteside officiating.

Burial is to take place at 2:30 p.m. at Vamoosa Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Eisenhour Funeral Home, Blanchard.

Watters died Monday, April 7, 2008 in Oklahoma City. He was born Jan. 26, 1925 in Sasakwa to William "Jack" Jackson and Iva Hailey Watters.

He attended Rocky Point School and on June 30, 1967 he married Elva Grooms in Wewoka.

Watters was self-employed as a drywall contractor, worked as a maintenance man for a nursing home, and finished his work career in the oil field.

His parents; three brothers: John Watters, George Watters, and Leroy Watters; and a sister, Wanda Jones, preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife of the home; two daughters: Becky Gerred of Oklahoma City and Mada Chaves of Wylie, Texas; three sons: William Edward Watters, Jr., of Oklahoma City, Danny Watters of Newcastle, and Jacky Watters of Oklahoma City; two stepsons: Clayton Fisher of Lexington, Okla., and Ricky Pendleton of Oklahoma City; one brother, V.L. Watters; two sisters: Oleta Williams of Cromwell and Juanita Cravens of Holdenville; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Weatherly

Graveside services for Wewoka resident James Henry "Jim" Weatherly are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Michael Vallandingham of Fist Baptist Church officiating.

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

Jim Weatherly passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2008 in Oklahoma City at the age of 75 years. He was born July 20, 1933 in Elizabeth City, N.C., to James Franklin and Gladys (Spruill) Weatherly.

He married Mary Lou Nalley on March 31, 1987 in Fullerton, Calif. He worked for Hughes Aircraft as an engraver.

Jim was an avid hunter, sportsman and loved trap shooting and fishing. He belonged to the National Rifle Association.

His parents; brothers: Ervin Weatherly, Jake Lee Weatherly and James Ashby Weatherly; and sisters: Thelma Crabtree, Nellie Weatherly and Syble Haynes, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Mary, of the home; and sisters: Melva Ambrose of Elizabeth City, N.C., and Edith Schocklin of Portsmouth, Va.

 

 

 

 

Hazel Webb

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident Hazel Cheville Webb are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2008, at Little Cemetery north of Seminole.

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

Webb died Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at the McAlester Regional Health Center.

She was born Sept. 26, 1918, in Oklahoma City, the youngest daughter of Robert and Clara Booth.

She had three older brothers and an older sister. Her mother died at an early age and her father remarried, going on to have three more daughters with Hazel’s step-mother.

Webb attended Central High School in Oklahoma City, and then married Sherman Webb, who worked on a milk route with her father.

Sherman and Hazel Webb married in 1936 in a Methodist Church in Oklahoma City.

She gave birth to her only child, Robert Webb, while her husband was in Germany during World War II.

When her husband returned from the war, the family moved to a farm in Dibble, and began a family operation of raising chickens, delivering them to customers along his old milk route in Oklahoma City.

Hazel Webb became a pastor’s wife when Sherman became a preacher and organized the first Freewill Baptist Church in Lindsey.

The couple pastored churches in Lindsey, Wewoka, Calvin, Stigler, Hanna, Tulsa, and Wetumka, and then retired to Seminole.

After Sherman died, Hazel moved to Pauls Valley where she lived close to a granddaughter, and then moved to McAlester, near her son.

Webb is survived by her son, Robert Webb, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Olivia Webster

Wake Services are scheduled for Olivia Dawn "Libby" Wood Webster 6p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 2008 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be 11a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at
Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery; Officiating will be Rev., Jimpsey Harjo and Nelson Harjo.

Born April 04, 1977 in Shawnee, to Robert Wood and Jean (Hoskinson)Orrell. Webster died Aug. 14, at the age of 31 years in Oklahoma City.

She graduated from Strothers High School in 1995 and worked at Pioneer Nursing Home as a CNA.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, and stepfather Jim Orrell.

She leaves behind her two children Shelby and Wesley Webster, and Mother Jean Orrell, all of Seminole, Father Robert Wood, of Sasakwa, Brothers; Robert Wood Jr, Maud, Steven Wood, Maud, Sister, Julie Wood, Yukon Brother, and Wesley Roulston, Madill,

Pallbearers are Clifton Coody, Steve Wood, George Horn, James Conger, Brent Hoskison, and Larry Harjo.

Honorary Pallbearers are Bill Lewis, Bill Hoskison, and John Warden.
Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

 

 

Kay West

Kay Sharron (Shaw) West, age 62, died on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Midwest City Regional Hospital in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

A Memorial Service is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 15, at 10a.m., at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Konawa.

Kay was born to Ellis Horace Shaw and Anna Vee (Hale) Shaw on Oct. 5, 1945, in Konawa. She married William "Bill" West on June 22, 1980, in Seminole. She was a beautician and resided in Seminole County all of her life.

She is survived by her husband, Bill West of the home; three sons, Mark Shaw of Konawa, Bill Frankovich of Asher, and Shawn Spencer of Ada; one daughter, Julia Baldridge of Little Axe; two sisters, Paula Gallagher of Konawa and Loretta Branscum of Duncan; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, William Frankovich and "Rusty" Spencer; and one sister, Annie Taylor.

Debbie Wheeler

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Debra Sue "Debbie" Wheeler are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa with Pastor Pam Shirk officiating.

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

Debbie passes away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 at Unity North Health Center in Shawnee at the age of 48. She was born Aug. 30, 1959 in Seminole County to Betty (Howard) Johnson and Dallas Johnson.

She worked as a sewing operator at Jobri LLC in Konawa.

Her mother, Betty Johnson; brother, Stanley Hill; and grandson, Devan Willis, preceded her in death. 

She is survived by her husband Johnny Wheeler of the home; stepfather, Dallas Johnson of Seminole; one son, Ronnie Walker and his wife Genny; two daughters, Stacy Walker and Steve Willis of Konawa and Angela Wheeler and Terrance Johnson of Ada; 14 grandchildren and a host of other family & friends.        

Serving as casket bearers will be Steve Willis, Terrance Johnson, Dakota Walker, Elmer Wheeler, Tim West and Sammy Wheeler.

Honorary bearers will be Willie Walker, Ricky Walker and Dustin Walker.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Tamberlynn Wheeler

Funeral services for Tamberlynn Brianne Wheeler are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Dorsey Nero officiating.

A wake service is also planned from 6 – 8 p.m. Friday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

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

Wheeler, the three-month-old infant daughter of Samuel Eugene Wheeler Jr., Crystal Lynn (Erb) Wheeler of Seminole died Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Seminole Medical Center. She was born Dec. 30, 2007 in Shawnee.

Her great-grandmothers, Lina Harjo and Fannie Harjo, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her parents; three brother: Gage Erb of the home, Chula and Jamie Wheeler of Ben Wheeler, Texas; three sisters: Nelsey, Mya and Erin Wheeler of Seminole; grandparents: Bill and Donna Renton of Seminole, Sam and Dianne Wheeler of Konawa, and Richard Erb of Cailfornia.

Pallbearers will be: Kevin Fixico and Richard Erb. Honorary bearers will be: Bill "Ponch" Haynes and Lucian Wheeler.

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

 

 

 

Ava White

Memorial services for former Seminole County resident Ava Marie White are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Pace Funeral Home in Livingston, Texas.

Graveside services and burial is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at Little Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Pace Funeral Home.

White, 97 of Livingston, died Monday, April 14, 2008 at Livingston Memorial Medical Center. She was born Sept. 3, 1910 in Shawnee to John Aaron and Anna Florence Moore Parsons.

Her parents; husband of 54 years, David Onan White; brother: Willie Parsons and Ralph Parsons; and sisters: Laura Carter, Pearl Rainey, Beulah Birkicht and Inez Parsons, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her two daughters: Kathy Dale and Ava Ann Barton of Livingston, Texas; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernadean White

Graveside services will be held for Wewoka resident Bernadean "Ligon" White on Friday, July 25, 2008, at Tate Mountain Cemetery in Wewoka at 10 a.m.

White died Tuesday, July 22, 2008, in Wewoka, at the age of 80.

She was born in the Limestone community on Nov. 18, 1927, to Samuel and Lacy Hall.

She attended school at Limestone.

White worked as a beautician for many years and was a homemaker.

She was is preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Donna Dodson; and two sisters, Cybil Dover and Jean Kirkland.

Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Tiger of Wetumka, Betty Romaine of Seminole, and Judy Wilhelm of Wewoka; one brother, Leon Hall of Tulsa; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Tiger, Harry Stone, Steven Tiger, Scott Randall, and Joseph Dodson.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Hazel White

A memorial service will be held for Seminole resident Hazel White at 2 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole on Friday, with Russell Vicars officiating.

Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Wagoner, Okla.

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

Hazel Gwyndolyn "Gwyn" White passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 in Oklahoma City, at the age of 91. Hazel was born Jan. 16, 1917, near Damascus, Ark., to David Clyde Jennings and Hattie Cline (Merchant) Jennings.

Gwyn grew up in Wagoner, Okla., with her four brothers: Gerald, Gale, Groffe and Glen.

On Oct. 12, 1938, she married J.U. White. They established their home in Seminole.

Gwyn was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seminole and was involved in numerous civic and cultural activities. She was loved by everyone she met and will be greatly missed by those she leaves behind.

Her husband, her parents and her brothers, Gerald, Gale and Glen, preceded her in death.

Her son, Jim White, his wife Jane and their children, Jay and Mary Ellen; and her brother Groffe Jennings, all of Oklahoma City; and numerous nephews and nieces, survive her.

Gwyn will be welcomed home: "Well done, my good and faithful servant."

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Seminole, 420 Reid Street, Seminole, OK 74868, or a charity of choice.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evelyn Whitefield

Graveside services for longtime Maud resident Evelyn Whitefield were held today at 11 a.m. at Cummings Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Taylor officiating.

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

Evelyn E. (Costolo) Whitefield, 77 years old, passed from this life Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 at Colonial Estates Care Center in Shawnee. She was born March 15, 1930 in Fairmont, W.V. to parents Emmanuel Charles Costolo, Sr. and Gladys Evelyn (Swisher) Costolo.

Evelyn married Earl M. Whitefield on Feb. 28, 1949 in Elkton, Maryland. She was a homemaker and moved to Maud 30 years ago from Georgia.

Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Earl M. Whitefield (Sept. 24, 1991) and one brother Emmanuel C. Costolo, Jr. (2006).

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law: Ann and Paul Wagner of Maud and Pat Boren of Shawnee: and one sister, Iona Hardesty of Bowie, Md.

She is also survived by five grandchildren: Loring Wagner of Oklahoma City, Brian Wagner of Shawnee, Nancy Gambill of Macomb, Samantha Anthony of Tecumseh, and Bruce Moore of McAlester.

Evelyn also has two great grandchildren: Jasmine Mooney of Tecumseh and Bryce Kirk of Tecumseh.

Casket Bearers were: Loring Wagner, Sam Whitefield, Jim Whitefield, Jason Gambill, Paul Wagner and Brian Wagner.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilma Whitlock

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Wilma Ruth Goss Whitlock are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Life Church, Wewoka.

The services will be officiated by her son, Freeman Whitlock, and assisted by grandsons-in-law, Carl Edgerton and Jim Collier, all are of the Community of Christ Church.

Rev. Tommy Azlin of New Life Church will preside over the graveside services at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

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

Wilma Ruth Goss Whitlock was born to Albert and Indianola Stephens Goss on Sept. 29, 1914 in Wilburton, Okla.

Her gracious Lord took her to be in His arms on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008 in Seminole.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents: her husband, Russell Whitlock; children: Wilma Byerly, Sybil Byerly, and Frank Whitlock; grandson, Shawn Whitlock; and siblings: Jewel, Eva, Albert, Lavern, Juanita, Martha and Delbert.

Ruth spent much of her childhood in Fanshawe, Okla., and in rural Wewoka. She attended Fanshawe Schools.

She was married to Russell Whitlock on June 13, 1931 and her early adult years were devoted to raising her children and attending their ball games.

In 1963, she was widowed and forced to enter the work force. She spent 22 years working in the cafeteria at Justice School and retired in 1978.

She remained at the home place south of Wewoka until 1997 when she relocated east of Wewoka to be nearer to her family. During her retirement years she enjoyed raising vegetable gardens, tending her flowers, and taking care of her family.

One of her greatest joys was in having her family gather at her house on Sundays after church and on holidays.

Her cooking abilities will be missed by the whole family, especially her peanut butter cookies, red beans and peach cobbler.

Her contagious laugh, appreciation for every deed no matter how big or small, and unconditional love is also among the many things we will miss about her.

Ruth always found the strength to care for and share the burdens of her family when a crisis would arise. For each one of the family members she was someone different: Mama, Nannie, Nannie Ruthie, or Ruth. But our love and adoration for her is the same and we are so blessed to have been loved by her.

Survivors include a brother, Gilbert Goss; sisters: Bea Sumpter, Judy "Gillie" Oliver, and Bertha Dillon; children: Freeman and Norma Whitlock of Prague, and Darla and Roy Sisco of Wewoka; son-in-law, Clyde Byerly of Holdenville; and JoAnn Macon of Pickett.

Also surviving are her grandchildren: Brenda and Chris Barbre of Spaulding, Rhonda and Jim Collier of Seminole, Margaret and Carl Edgerton of Prague, Cheryl and Charlie Woolard of Durant, Terry Byerly of Spaulding, LaDawn Wainscott of Ada, Tammy and Lonnie Neal of New Lima, Nancy Weyneth of Seminole, Shane and Mary Whitlock of Tupelo, Christi and John Estes of Ada, Mikre and Darlene Sisco of Tecumseh, Cathy and Mike Wood of Ada, Shelle and Dale Stafford of Wewoka, Lance Byerly of Holdenville, and Tori and Scott Aldridge of Wewoka.

There are also 31 surviving great-grandchildren and 22 great-great grandchildren, who will cherish their memories of Nannie.

Ruth was a member of the Community of Christ Church for most of her life. In her later years she attended New Life Church.

Pallbearers are: Terry Byerly, Nancy Weyneth, David Barbre, Russell Collier, and Shane Whitlock.

Honorary bearers are: Lance Byerly, Craig Phillips, Daniel Swift, Charlie Woolard, Scott Aldridge, Dale Stafford, Lonnie Neal, John Estes, Mike Wood, and Mike Sisco.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sally Wilker

Funeral services for Seminole resident Sally Mae (Lively) Wilker are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole, with Dr. Tommy Clark to officiate.

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

Wilker, 86, died Sunday, June 8, 2008 in Seminole. She was born Nov. 7, 1921 in Wewoka to Charlie C. and Etta F. (Smith) Lively.

On June 22m 1940 she married Robert Alvin Wilker in Seminole and was a homemaker and mother.

Her parents; husband (Sept. 10, 1984); one daughter, Pat Hawkins (Jan. 31, 2005); five brothers: Foy, Roy, Claude, Vernon and Bill Lively; and one sister, Lilly Clifton, preceded her in death.

Surviving is one son, Charles Wilker of Hennessey; one daughter, Bobbi Hubbard of Seminole; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family has suggested donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5400 N. Grand Blvd., Suite 255, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damien Wilkerson

Graveside services for Damien Wade Wilkerson, husband of a former Seminole County resident Ashlee Wilkerson, are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at the Atwood Cemetery in Atwood.

Services will be officiated by Mike Wester.

Tribal rites will be held at the home of the late Lucille Masquat on Brangus Road in Tecumseh tonight at 6 p.m., and will be directed by George Blanchard.

Wilkerson died Friday, Dec. 12, 2008 at the age of 26.

Wilkerson loved being around all of his family and friends.

He enjoyed his dogs and horses, and also loved singing karaoke.

Wilkerson was employed with R&R Pipeline where he worked as a heavy equipment operator.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Dorotha and Lowell H. Wilkerson; and one brother, Justin Wade.

Wilkerson is survived by his wife, Ashlee; one daughter, Madisyn; his father, Lowell Wilkerson, Atwood; his mother, Tamie Wilkerson, Ada; two brothers, John Keith, Moore and Brandon Alaee, Francis; four sisters, Dana Best, Edmond, Fallon McLain, Shawnee, Amanda Wilkerson, Ada, and Georgeann Wilkerson, Ada; grandmother, Mary McGuire, Shawnee; great-grandmother, Catherine Masquat, Shawnee; and a host of other relatives.

 

 

Donald Wilkerson

Donald Burton Wilkerson, 74, of Eufaula, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008, at his home. Don was born on June 15, 1934, in Seminole, Oklahoma, the son of Andrew Burton and Gladys (Hudelson) Wilkerson.

He graduated from Barnsdall High School in 1952. On August 21, 1972, Don married Joyce Gale Simon in Raton, New Mexico. Don began working in the food business in 1962.

He retired from Fleming Foods after 17 years of service. He continued to work in the food business for forty years. In 1983, Don and Joyce moved to Eufaula.

Don became very active in the community. He purchased Burns IGA and operated the business until 1998. He was a member of the city

He also developed several businesses in Eufaula including the Eufaula Quick Lube, Sears, Main Street Laundry and the Get & Go. Don was a member of the Eufaula United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Joyce, of the home; his sons, Donovan Wilkerson and wife Julie of Nashville, Tennessee, and Doyle Stuart and wife Debbie of Eufaula; his daughters, Danna Riffle and husband Matt of Seminole and Kimberly Kiss and husband Mike of Edmond; his brother Jim Wilkerson and wife Jodi of Tulsa; his sisters, Lois Graham and husband Lee of Broken Arrow, Carole Harden of Stratford, and his sister-in-law, Jean Wilkerson of Edmond.

Don is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Kenneth Wilkerson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Cancer Division.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at the Eufaula High School Auditorium with the Dr. John Breon and Joe Johnson officiating. Pallbearers will be Bob Edgmon, Richard Ross, Charles White, Ryan Riffle, Jeremiah Stuart and Sam Wilkerson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dean Smith, Fred Wendel and the Eufaula City Council Members. Burial will follow at the Brown Cemetery in Tecumseh.

Services are under the direction of Hunn, Black & Merritt Funeral Home of Eufaula.

 

Jimmie Williams

Funeral services for longtime Shawnee resident Jimmie L. Williams are scheduled for 10 a.m. at Freewill Baptist Church in Seminole with Rev. David McDougle officiating.

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

Jimmie, 78, died Wednesday, June 4, 2008 in Guthrie. He was born July 12, 1929 in Paden to George and Effie (Stansni) Williams.

He grew up in Prague and graduated from Prague High School. Jimmie served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Jimmie started working for Southwestern Bell when he was 18 years old, he worked his way up to an engineer, and retired after 40 years.

He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church on Seminole and his passion if life was taking care of his home, his land, and his family.

His wife, Wanna Williams; his parents; and three siblings, preceded him in death.

Jimmie is survived by his children: Frena Hokans of Waterberry, Conn.., Mike Williams of Guthrie, Jerry Ragge of Canton, Ohio, Joey Ragge of Shawnee, and Mike Ragge of Irving, Texas; five siblings; grandchildren; Bryan, Casey, August, Amber, Dustin, Katie, and Zhawn; great-grandchildren, Luke, Haley, Alyssa, and Bram; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Cole’s Nursing Home and Companion Care Hospice.

 

 

 

 

Peggy Williams

Services for Wewoka resident Peggy Joan Williams are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Criswell Chapel with Rev. John Haynes officiating.

Burial is to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.

Mrs. Williams died Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at the Holdenville Hospital. She was born Sept. 4, 1933 in Blue Ridge, Texas to Dennis and Ora Cravens Murley and attended school in Melissa, Texas.

She worked as a seamstress at Leachco and as a provider. She also worked in Konawa and Seminole and she was of the Baptist faith. In 1991 she married Gus Williams.

Surviving is her husband, Gus of the home; three sons: Jack Graham, Roger Graham and wife Diann, and Robert Graham and wife Jerry, all of Konawa; two daughters: Judy Cook and husband Doug of Ada, and Brenda Rynders of Almond, Wis.; two brothers: Mike Murley of McKinney, Texas, and Billy Doyle Murley of Van Alstyne, Texas; one sister, Olene Duncan of Dallas, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

Lucella Williamson

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Lucella Pearl (VanPelt) Williamson are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial is to follow at Little cemetery with Rev. Felix Bautista will be officiating.

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

Williamson, 67 of Mustang, died Monday, April 28, 2008 in Oklahoma City. She was born Dec. 27, 1940 in Toledo, Ohio to John and Dorothy Scropp Sr.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Seminole; the Cathedral of Praise of Oklahoma City; and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Williamson worked at Anthony’s for some time, and also for Lillian Russell Clothing Manufacturing in Wewoka as a press operator for many years.

Her parents; husband, Lenard Williamson (2000); and a brother preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons: Chuck Fuller of Oklahoma City and Steve Caruso of El Reno; four daughters: Kimberly Fabri of South Carolina, Linda Rinehart of Yukon, Becky Frady of Mustang, and Barbie Anderson of Tulsa; stepdaughter, LaDonna Arthur of Holdenville; two brothers: Otto Scropp of Eagle River, Alaska and Raymond Scropp of Toledo, Ohio; two sisters: Diana Ujvaqi of Ohio and Mary Silver of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be: Chris Rinehart, Kendall Brown, Jeff Reynolds, Chad Mortenson, Luke Short, and Kevin Anderson.

Honorary bearers will be: James Taylor, Dean Anderson, and Rollie VanPelt.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curtis Wilson

Services for Sasakwa native Curtis James Wilson Sr. are scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Central Church of Christ, Bill Carroll will officiate.

Burial is to follow at Rosedale Cemetery with the Tinker Air Force Base Honor Guard to conduct military honors.

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

Mr. Wilson died Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at his home. He was born Aug. 9, 1948 in Sasakwa to Raymond and Ester Payne Wilson.

He attended Konawa Schools and graduated from Konawa High School. He was a lifelong resident of the area.

He married Debbie Stewart on June 5, 1971 in Snyder, Texas. Mr. Wilson was an oilfield frac supervisor for Basic Energy Services. He was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church and had served in the U.S. Air Force from 1968-1971.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie Wilson, of the home; two sons: Curtis Wilson Jr. and wife Marisa of Ada, and Kevin Wilson and wife Kimber of Ada; one daughter, Krystal Joplin and husband Brett of Ada; seven grandchildren: Kendal, Reagan, and London Wilson , Brendle and Ty Wilson and Wilson and Beau Joplin; one brother, Frank Wilson and wife LouNell of Konawa; and sisters: Leta and Johnny Gibson of Salem, Ore., Leona and Charles Hudson of Maud, Jane Russell of Houma, La., Ruth and Roger Fitzgerald of Fredericksburg, Va., Patsy and Tom Baxter of Purcell and Margaret Brown of Konawa.

Bearers will be Brian Russell, Frank Wilson Jr., Bobby Hudson, Danny Gruton, Johnny Wilson, Seth Carroll, Chaz Lumley and Brandon Parks.

Honorary bearers will be all of his nieces and nephews.

 

 

Harvey Wilson

Funeral services for Maud native Harvey Joe Wilson are scheduled for 1:30 Wednesday at the First Christian Church, 629 N.W. 12th Street in Moore.

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

Harvey Joe Wilson passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2008 in Oklahoma City, surrounded by his family. Born on Aug. 1, 1932 in Maud, he was youngest of Penelope and Frank Wilson’s six children.

Harvey began work in the oil drilling industry as a roughneck and derrick man when he was 17 years old.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge, he drilled in numerous domestic onshore fields around the world, including: Libya, Columbia, Kuwait, Mozambique, and Saudi Arabia.

Harvey retired after 15 years of service with Saudi Aramaco as a drilling foreman.

He was a devoted family man who enjoyed reading history and was a past Master of Maud Masonic Lodge #106. He stayed active following his retirement on his ranch, "Possum Trax", located north of Maud.

His children and grandchildren have many memories of summers spent chasing cows, riding four-wheelers, fishing and camping, with Grandpa.

None will forget the trees that grew marshmallows, ready to be picked and eaten. Harvey Wilson had a good story for every occasion. His homespun wisdom and easy humor will be sorely missed.

Harvey is survived by his wife, Dean (nee Brakefield of Yukon), who enjoyed 55 years of marriage with him. Harvey and Dean raised three children, all residing in Oklahoma: Joe Wilson and wife Lu Ann of Jenks; Diana Fenlon and husband Denny of Grove; and Penny Newton of Moore.

Additionally, Harvey is survived by one sister, Ima Jean Gordon of Spokane, Wash.; eight grandchildren: Sarah Matthews and husband David of Fayetteville, N.C.; Daniel, David, and Samuel Wilson of Jenks; Rachael and Michael Fenlon of Grove; and John and Lara Newton of Moore; and one great-grandchild, Leila Matthews.

 

Willis Wilson

Funeral services for Konawa native, Willis Woodrow Wilson, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Parkers Baptist Church, east of Wewoka.

Services are under the direction of Howard-Harris Funeral Home, Oklahoma City.

Wilson, 81, died Thursday, April 3, 2008 in Sacramento, Calif. He was born May 4, 1926 in Konawa to Garfield Wilson and Alice (Wildcat) Wilson.

 

Benjamin Winn

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Benjamin S. Winn are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hugh Willoby officiating.

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

Winn, 92, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008 in Seminole. He was born Dec. 15, 1915 in Canton, Okla., to Clarence A. and Mary Ann (White) Winn.

He and his family moved to Seminole in 1930 from Drumright, Okla. He worked for Scott’s Well Service for many years as a pulling unit operator and for Version-Cockren Oil Co. as a yard superintendent.

Winn attended Bowlegs Schools and was a longtime member of the Ideal Street Baptist Church in Seminole. He enjoyed fishing, playing the fiddle, and listening to Blue Grass Music.

On July 6, 1939 he married Ruby Riddle Gentry in Seminole; she preceded him in death on June 11, 2005.

His parents, and one brother, J.D. Winn, also preceded him in death.

Surviving are two daughters: Nadine Sneed of Seminole and Betty Lou Osbin of Kenton, Okla.; two sons: Bill Winn of Mineloa, Texas and Clarence Winn of Paden; three sisters: Madge Riddle and Colleen Ess of Missouri, and Zelda Stewart of Paden; one brother, Wayne Winn of Seminole; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

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