Nave Abbiss

Former Seminole County Deputy Nave Edward` "Eddie" Abbiss passed away Tuesday Feb. 3, 2009 at Elmwood Nursing Home after a long illness. He was 63 years of age.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday Feb. 6, 2009 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Willie Williams officiating, and interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born July 3, 1945, in San Diego, Calif., to Nave Junior and Nancy Alice (Casteel) Abbiss. He graduated from Wewoka High School in 1965.

Eddie and Judy Ann Grimes were married Feb. 24, 1968, in Wewoka, and to this marriage two children were born.

Eddie served in the US Air Force during the Viet Nam conflict. He was employed by Seminole County as a Deputy for a number of years.

He and his wife Judy owned and operated Bob' Donut Shop for a number of years. He was employed by the U.S. Post Office as Mail carrier, in Wewoka.

Eddie was a member of First Christian Church, in Wewoka. He had also been a Troop Leader for the Boy's Scout Pack #425. He loved bowling, fishing, hunting, camping, and training his K-9 dogs He loved his pets.

Survivors include his wife, Judy, of the Home; sons Charles Todd Abbiss, of Wewoka, Joseph Eugene Abbiss and wife Jodi, of Midwest City; grandchildren Anya Knight, of Wewoka, Alexis Gentry, of Spaulding, and Reylli Abbiss, of Wewoka; two great-grandchildren; sister, Nancy Cook, of Claremore; and other relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Eddie is preceded in death by his parents.

A guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com. Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

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Juanita Ables

Juanita E. (Cowger) Ables, 84 year-old, Seminole resident died Monday, July 13, 2009 at her home, in Seminole. She was born Oct. 10, 1924 in Byars, to Conzie Cowger and Dollie (Bratcher) Cowger.

She married Louis E. Ables on Jan. 12, 1942 in Ft. Worth, Texas. She worked as a switchboard operator and later she and her husband owned and operated "Louie’s Restaurant" in Del City. They moved to Seminole 31 years ago from Del City to become cattle ranchers.

She is survived by four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Louis E. Ables; daughter, Sherrye Wade; son, Rodney Ables, and infant brother, Buddy Cowger.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, July 17, 2009 at Sunny Lane Cemetery, in Del City. Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate the 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

 

 

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Lois Adachi

Longtime Seminole County Resident Lois Marie (Carpitcher) Adachi died Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, in Oklahoma City. She was born Feb. 20, 1950, in Seminole, to Freland and Susie (Albert) Carpitcher.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Victory Baptist Church, in Oklahoma City.

She is survived by her daughters, Sandra Yzaguirre and Christy Fontenot, both of Oklahoma City; brothers, Jesse Carpitcher, of Oklahoma City and Danny Carpitcher, of Seattle, Wash.; and sisters, Francis Glenn, Erma Harjo, and Carol Carpitcher, all of Oklahoma City

Preceding her in death are her parents and son, Manuel Yzaguirre.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday, June 22, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole, with Rev. Houston Tiger, Jimsey Harjo and Billy Merritt officiating. Interment will be at Peter Tiger’s Family Cemetery, in Seminole.

Pallbearers will be Marco Carpitcher, Oscar Bunner, Donovan Estrada, Jonas Carpitcher, D.J. Battiest, and Johnny Gallegos.

Honorary Pallbearers are Jesse Carpitcher, Charles Tiger, JimmyAlbert, Danny Carpitcher, Pete Harjo, Donald Ray Harjo, Woodrow Harjo, Jeremy Aliason, Jay Aliason, Leon Lena, and Nicholas "Phillip" Carter.

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

 

 

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Darrell

Adams

Former Seminole resident, age 66, Darrell Adams died Saturday, April 18, 2009, in Shawnee.

He was born July 30, 1942, in Shawnee, to Roy and Thelma Mae (Harmon) Adams.

Mr. Adams lived and worked most of his life in the Seminole and Tecumseh areas. He was a 1959 graduate of Harjo School.

On October 23, 1976, he married Harriet Adkisson, in Marthasville, Louisiana.

He worked for Southwestern Bell as a Service Technician for 39 years before retiring in 1995.

He loved the lake, especially his place at Texoma Lake. He loved his dog, Missy, and enjoyed fishing. He enjoyed the times spent with his family, especially with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Lovern DeLoach.

He is survived by his wife, Harriet Adams, of the Home; sons and daughters-in-law, Gregg and Belinda Adams, of Seminole and Richard and Angie Adams of Macomb; daughters and son-in-law, Jamie and Travis Gates, of Shawnee and Laura Jean McAfee and sons, of Arkansas; grandchildren and their spouses, Brad and Lindsay Adams, Brandon Adams, Brittny Adams, Blake Adams, Beau Guinn, Megan and Josh Williams, Dax Gates and Bree Gates; one great grandchild expected, Ryder Scott Adams; sister and brother-in-law: Linda and Larry Whisenhunt, of Shawnee; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Linda and Doyle Ivester; longtime Special friends, Delbert and Barbara Aldridge; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at Cooper Funeral Chapel with Rev. Larry Sparks officiating. Burial will be at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Viewing will begin 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 21. The casket will remain open until service time and will not be reopened following the service.

To share memories, or to sign the guest book on-line, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.

 

 

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Leonard

Alderson Jr.

Leonard Joe Alderson, Jr., age 58, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, at his residence, in Maud.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. in Konawa, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, in Konawa. A Rosary service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Konawa. Father Adrian Vorderlandwehr, OSB will officiate. Soloists are Danny Khoury, and Sandra Mitchell.

He was born July 22, 1950, in Blackwell, to Leonard Joe Alderson and Charlotte A. (Rhodd) Alderson. He married Frankie Jo LeClair, Dec. 1, 1970, in Paris, Texas.

He is survived by his mother, Charlotte Alderson, of Maud; son, Travis Sean Alderson, of Maud; daughter, Summer Artensia Alderson, of Shawnee; sister, Charlotte Ann Shelley, of Maud; and two grandchildren;

He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Joe Alderson, and his wife, Frankie Jo Alderson.

Pallbearers are Frankie Walker, Mark Copeland, Billy Freeman, Wichita Blaine, Larry Bear, Fussy Lowery, and Burt Talbear.

Honorary pallbearers are Donnie Bailey, and Donald Fry.

 

 

 

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Janice

Aldridge

Former Wewoka resident Janice Ann Aldridge died Tuesday, April 21, in Wagoner.

She was born Nov. 26, 1940 in Wewoka, to Marlon Alonzo and Vivian Jewel (Crenshaw) Aldridge.

She was a graduate of Excelsior High School.

She is survived by her son, Danny Ray Aldridge, of Wagoner; brother, Gene Ray Aldridge, of Cromwell; sisters, Leta Jewel Bourque, of Shawnee and Mary Woody, of Prague.

She is preceded in death by her parents and sister Eula Mae Johnson.

Graveside Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2009, at Sand Creek Cemetery, in Cromwell, with Dr. Wesley Graver officiating.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home. A guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneral.com

 

 

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Andrew

Alexander

Seminole resident Andrew "Andy" Alexander, age 88, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, in Seminole,

He was born Feb. 12, 1921, in Seminole County, to Toney and Ellen Foster (Tiger) Alexander.

He was a retired maintenance technician at Central State Hospital, in Norman, where he retired after 21 years of public service in 1983. He was also a retired member of the Oklahoma National Guard and was honorably discharged Feb. 28, 1981, at the rank of Master Sergeant.

He is survived by his sons, Raymond Alexander, of Sturgeon, Mo., Marvin Alexander, of Shawnee, Paul Alexander, of Tecumseh, and David Alexander, of Hartsville, Tenn.; daughter, Bonnie Gibson, of Mounds; 27 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be: Chris Hays, Jimmy Gibson II., Paul Alexander Jr., Gary Tilkens, Taz Alexander and Jason Alexander.

Honorary Bearers will be: Sam Proctor, Clarence Tiger, Simon Harry, Newman Littlebear, Simon Larney and Joe Jackson.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday Nov. 20, 2009, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Donnie Wolf officiating. Interment will follow at Jones Family Cemetery, in Seminole County.

A wake service is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel. He will be taken to the home on Thursday, Nov.19, 2009 for an evening wake service.

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

 

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Leroy

Alexander

Wewoka resident Rev. Leroy Alexander, age 74, died Thursday, June 25, 2009 at his residence.

He was born June 17, 1935 to Willie and Jane Alexander.

He was raised in Lula, and graduated from Lula High School. After high school he worked as a truck driver. He was a bass singer in a few gospel quartets in the Wewoka area. On June 4, 1989 he was ordained as a Baptist Minister.

He married Katherine Jo Hawkins March, 2, 1967, in Midwest City.

He is preceded in death by his wife; parents; brother, Billy Gene Alexander; and sisters, Lorene Jackson, Lucille Byington, and Sarah Walker.

He is survived by his brother, Hubert Alexander; two sisters, Pauline Walker and Virginia Bolen; three sons, Phillip Alexander, Ledon Alexander, and Leroy Alexander Jr.; three daughters, LaDoria Williams, Claudine Malone, and Elizabeth Beck; fifteen grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Wake Services are scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2009, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel and 7 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2009, at Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, June 29, 2009, at Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church with Bro. Freddie Lowe and Rev. George Harjochee officiating and burial at Hawkins Cemetery.

The body will be taken to the Church at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2009.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Wolfe, Tony Walker, Gilbert Walker, Steve Walker, Squegee Yargee, and Brian Alexander.

Honorary Pallbearers will be his son-in-laws, Harold Williams, Allen Beck, Roy Yargee, and Troy Yargee.

A guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

 

 

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Linda

Alexander

Linda Gibbs Alexander, 92, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday July 8, 2009, in Norman. She was surrounded by family and friends.

Linda was born on March 21, 1917, to Wadie and Manny (Cumseh) Gibbs, in Sasakwa. She moved to Norman, in 1962 where she retired from the State of Oklahoma in 1985 after working for 27 years at the Griffin State Memorial Hospital. She participated in native Indian ceremonial dances and co-authored books on the Muskogean-Creek language.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; two brothers, George Gibbs and Roman Tiger; and one sister, Julia Powell.

Survivors include two daughters, Bertha Tilkens, of Norman and Bonnie Gibson and her husband Jimmy, of Mounds; four sons, Thomas Jones and his wife Roseann, of Seminole, Paul Alexander and his wife Ann, of Tecumseh, Marvin Alexander, of Shawnee and David Alexander and his wife Melia, of Hartsville, Tenn. She had 32 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.

She was a wonderful loving mother, grandmother and friend, she will be missed dearly. A memorial service was held Thursday July 9, 2009 at 4 p.m. at the 1st Indian Methodist Church, in Norman with funeral services held at the Spring Indian Baptist Church West of Sasakwa, on Saturday July 11, 2009 at 1 p.m. Burial took place at the Gibbs family cemetery. Services were under the direction of Primrose Funeral Service. For more information visit www.primrosefuneral.com.

 

 

 

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Mildred

Alexander

Mildred Alexander, of Wewoka, died Friday, April 17, 2009, in Holdenville.

She was born Sept. 22, 1919, in Paris, Texas, to Samuel Reese Alexander and Lena Mae (Liddell) Alexander.

She was a member of St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church, in Wewoka. She served as secretary of the Benevolent Fund, was a member of the Sunday School and ladies missionary society.

She is survived by her sisters, Mable Alexander, of Wewoka, Velma Brown, of Muskogee, Virginia Jo Reynolds, of Tulsa, and Ruggie Mae Caldwell, of Oklahoma City; and brother, L.B. Alexander, of Wewoka.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, L. Z Alexander; sisters, Elgie Alexander and Earlie Vee Dangerfield.

Services are scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2009, at Macedonia Baptist Church, in Wewoka, with Rev. E.G. Bert officiating. Interment will follow at Wisner Cemetery, in Wetumka.

Services are under the direction of Myers Mortuary, in Wewoka.

 

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Johnnie Alford

A memorial service for Seminole native Johnnie Mae Alford is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 2009, at Riverside Indian Baptist Church at 219 East Jefferson in Tecumseh.

A wake service is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, at Hitchittee Indian Methodist Church (five miles east of Little and a half-mile north of SH 99A).

The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Hitchittee Indian Methodist Church.

Pastor John Spradlin of Riverside Indian Bapitst Church will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Hitchittee Church Cemetery.

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

Johnnie Mae Alford died Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at the age of 62 years, at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee.

She was born Jan. 11, 1947, in Seminole to parents John Larney and Malinda (Alexander) Larney.

She graduated from Central High School in Oklahoma City. She worked as a presser for several different dry cleaners including Rod’s Dry Cleaners in Oklahoma City from which she retired.

Following her retirement Alford moved to Shawnee where she lived for 25 years before returning to Seminole County. She was a member of the Riverside Indian Baptist Church in Tecumseh.

Survivors include three sons, Richard Alford, Kevin Alford, and Kent Alford all of Shawnee; two daughters, Diana Alford of Earlsboro, and Deidra Alford of Shawnee; three brothers, John Larney Jr. of Kansas, Simon Larney and of Oklahoma, and Harry Larney of Seminole; four sisters, Sally Fixico of Seminole, Shirley Fruit of Shawnee, Idalena Mitchell Oklahoma City, and Cecelia Barnett of Talequah; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Alford was preceded in death by her parents and by two sisters, Linda Bear and Rachel Bear.

Casket bearers will be Timmy Bear, Chris Ataddlety, Duane Ataddlety, Marquis Fixico, John Ray Bear, and Joseph Burgess.

Honorary bearers are listed as Mitchell Harjo, Tony Walters, "Gugee" Katsitenseriio, Brian Keith Mitchell, and Daniel Johnson.

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

 

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Lee Ann

Alford

Wewoka resident Lee Ann Alford, age 73 years, passed away Friday March 6,2009.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2009 at First Baptist Church, in Wewoka, with Rev. L.R. Drinkwater Sr. officiating and burial to follow at Westwood Cemetery.

She was born July 29, 1935 in Wewoka, to Hollis Earl Smith and Myrtle Wilson.

She attended Wewoka Public School and Douglas High School. She attended the Byng Vocational School where she received her LPN Licence. She retired from Holdenville General Hospital after 30 plus years as a nurse and Discharge Planner.

Lee Ann and Edward Lee Alford Sr. married Dec. 8, 1952, in Wewoka.

Ann was a member of St. Joseph Baptist Church for over 50 years and was the Church Clerk.

Preceding her in death are both parents and two grandchildren (Carlos Duke and Ria Bruner).

Survivors include her husband, Edward L. Alford, Sr.; sons, Earl Alford (Rena), of Wewoka, Gary Alford, of Norman, Edward Alford Jr. (Lorene), of Wewoka, Brent L. Alford, of Wichita, Kan., Ray Alford (LaTonya), Arlington, Texas; daughters, Gloria A. Carr, of Spring, Texas, Annette Bruner (Ray), of Wewoka, and Montria Denise Alford, of Wewoka; seventeen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; aunt, Amelia Hill, of Wewoka; brother, Chester Smith, of Oklahoma City; and uncle, L.R. Webster, of Oklahoma City.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Evelyn Anderson

Evelyn Bernice Anderson passed from this life Thursday, July 30, at home in Shawnee, at the age of 76.

She was born February 20, 1933 in Shawnee, less than a mile from her final residence.

She was the sixth of eight children born to John S. and Velva (Nicholas) Souders.

Evelyn graduated from Earlsboro High School in 1951 and Cameron University, Lawton, in 1972 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.

She married Cecil E. Anderson in Tecumseh on May 15, 1953 and traveled the world as Cecil’s military service took them to Germany, Hawaii, Missouri, Kentucky, Nebraska, Maryland, Illinois, and Virginia.

Twice she maintained their home in Oklahoma while Cecil served in Vietnam.

Cecil and Evelyn built their current home, northeast of Shawnee, in 1972.

Evelyn taught for 21 years at North Rock Creek Elementary. She then taught an additional two years at Liberty Baptist School.

Evelyn was an active member of the North Rock Creek Education Association, serving as president.

She served as treasurer of the Pottawatomie County Retired Teacher’s Association.

She was a member of the Oklahoma Education Association and the Oklahoma Retired Educators’ Association. Evelyn was active in service to the Johnson Community.

During her retirement, Evelyn’s proudest accomplishment was in teaching an elderly woman to read so she could read her Bible.

Evelyn was also active in the Gym worship service at Liberty Baptist Church, often sitting with active youngsters.

Evelyn considered working with children among the greatest blessings of her life.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and four sisters.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Cecil; three sons, one daughter, their spouses and children: Warren and Connie Anderson of Angleton, Texas; Joshua, Stephanie and Erin; Kenneth and Cheryl Anderson of Norman; Justin and Jessica; John and Debbie Anderson of Angleton, Texas; Lucas, Audrey, Christopher, and Kimberly; Marcy and David Murray of Weatherford; Matthew and Kyle; 11 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews; sisters Rita Teiftiller of Shawnee and Ruth Longest of Santa Maria, Calif.

Services will be held Monday, August 3 at 10 a.m. at the Resthaven Funeral Home in Shawnee, with interment to follow at the Johnson Community Cemetery, with Reverend Jimmie Hoffman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Evelyn’s name to the Shawnee Chapter of the Salvation Army.

 

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Joe Anson

Funeral services for Joseph William Anson, 87, of Seminole, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Father Basil Keenan will officiate, assisted by Father Don Wolf, of Shawnee. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Seminole, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

A rosary service is planned for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at Swearingen Chapel.

Anson died Saturday evening, March 28, 2009, at Seminole Estates Nursing Home with his wife, of 66 years, at his bedside, as well as nearly his entire family of 18 children, their spouses, 62 grandchildren and 67 great-grandchildren.

He was born Oct. 25, 1921, in Perry, Oklahoma, to Ella Mary (Burns) and Adoris Jasper Anson. He graduated from Seminole High School in 1941 and lived nearly all his life in Seminole County.

Anson served for a short time in the U.S. Army before making his career in the oilfield. He learned the business from the ground up, working as a roustabout and pumper before opening his own company, Anson Production Service. He was also an independent oil producer. His vast knowledge of the oil industry made him a respected and valuable resource and consultant to others in the field.

Although he loved the oilfield, and in fact went with his son to check wells every day as long as he was able, the real love of Anson’s life was his wife and family.

He married his high school sweetheart, Velma Louise Ivey, on his 21st birthday, Oct. 25, 1942, in Seminole. Together they raised 18 children, giving each one a firm foundation of love, faith and education.

The children attended New Lima School, where Anson served on the Board of Education for more than 30 years. The couple also offered help to attend colleges and universities to all their children who chose to go. Many of them instead chose to follow their father into the oilfield.

The three things dearest to Anson’s heart were his family, his church and his career. Although he was born and baptized in Perry, Anson began attending mass in Seminole before there was a proper church. He told of attending mass in the home of Rose Connelly Barrett in 1927, about the time the Benedictine priests of Sacred Heart first began their mission in Seminole.

Masses were offered in homes, feed stores and city hall until Immaculate Conception Catholic Church was built in 1938. Anson was in large part responsible for the building of the present church on Wrangler Boulevard. Anson served on the church’s Parish Council for many years and was the last of the founding members of Immaculate Conception.

Through his long life, Anson was a man of strong moral convictions, raising his family in the church, and supporting the church and his family even through tough economic periods. He was charitable with his time and his money, giving generously to causes and people.

He was a man strong enough to raise 18 children in the hardscrabble Seminole oilfield, and gentle enough to cry when the band played "You Are My Sunshine" to his wife.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Velma, of the home; 11 daughters and their spouses, Linda and Ross Donnelly, of Apex, N.C.; Kathleen and Buddy Heard, of Wewoka; Doris and Loyd Perry, of Pink; Sue and Tom Wolf, of Newkirk; Pam and Jim Browning, of Irving, Texas; Patricia and Tom Moore, Mary Black, Teresa and Ronney Dice, Annie and Billy Gillespie, Priscilla Freeman, and Lisa and Pat Lee, all of Seminole; seven sons and their spouses, David Anson, of Wetumka; Joe Anson Jr. and wife Rebecca, Chris and Teresa Anson, Jerry and Karen Anson, Robert and Terry Anson, and Danny and Kim Anson, all of Seminole; and Thomas Edward Anson, of the home.

In addition, survivors include 62 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, through whom his strength and generosity will live on.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Kenny, Woodrow and John Anson; three sisters, Bessie Enochs, Opal Selfridge and Alice Anson; and two grandchildren, Jennifer Gillespie and Richard Heard.

Pallbearers will be his six oldest grandsons, Jonathan Anson, Christopher Anson Jr., Warren Heard, Brian Heard, Travis Gillespie and Andrew Heard.

Honorary pallbearers include Leonard and Bob Enochs, Bryce Hill, Joe Tolbert, Pat Barrett and David Anson.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for diabetic research, 825 NE 13th Street, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73104-9930; or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

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Ann Arnold

Ann (Hill) Arnold, 82 year-old longtime Maud resident passed from this life Tuesday, March 3, 2009 in Shawnee. She was born Nov. 8, 1926 in Haworth, Oklahoma to parents Hice William Hill and Wilma Hill.

The Arnold family moved to the Maud area just West of the Amerada Oil Company on the "Peters" lease in early 1941.

Ann met her future husband Jack Arnold while attending Maud High School. They began courting in the fall of 1943 and were married on Feb. 26, 1944 in the Maud Methodist parsonage by Rev. Darvis Parker. Their first night as newlyweds was spent at George’s Hotel on Main Street in Maud. Their first apartment was a room in the Love Hotel in Purcell, Oklahoma before moving to Seminole.

Jack worked for the Amerada Oil Company in Seminole while Ann raised their three daughters. In 1968 Jack and Ann purchased the Hardware Store in Maud from Ralph Jones. The Arnolds ran the Hardware Store for 10 years before they sold it to Chumley Waldroup. Jack returned to the oil patch and Ann went to work in 1980 for Maud Public Schools where she served as the Schools Dietician until her retirement in 2006. She had also worked for 25 years as a dental assistant to Dr. Huggler, D.D.S.

The Arnolds were always very active in their community. They served in the Athletic Booster Club, the Maud Round-up Club, the Maud Historical Society, the Maud Eastern Star, and the Maud Alumni Association. Through the years after their children were raised they also served as "Host Parents" to four different Foreign Exchange Students.

Ann also served two terms as the district president for the Oklahoma School Food Association. She was a member of the Prairie Valley Home Demonstration Club, the State Dental Association and the Maud Elementary Parents Association.

We will all remember Ann as the one we would call on to help with dinner for any fundraisers the community had. Ann and her husband Jack also had a great time at Christmas, because they always decorated their yard with tremendous Holiday Spirit. People would drive from surrounding towns just to see Jack and Ann’s home adorned from the roof of the house to almost every square foot of their yard covered with Christmas lights and ornaments. Ann was also a member of the Trinity Baptist Church, in Maud.

Sadly Jack preceded Ann in death in 2000. Her parents Wilma and Hice Hill; mother and father-in-law, Smith and Alice Arnold; one brother, Buzz Hill and one brother-in-law, Paul Waltman, also preceded Ann in death.

Ann leaves to cherish her memories three daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and her husband Richard Northcott, of Seminole, Oklahoma, Sue and her husband Dan Herriman, of Konawa, Oklahoma, and Jacklyn "Jackie" and her husband Sam Acree of Shawnee, Oklahoma; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Joy Waltman of Maud, Oklahoma, Jim and her husband Ray Garner of Maud, Oklahoma and Robbie and her husband Bob Jenkins of Norman, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Ran and his wife Christy Northcott, Jan and his wife Tammy Northcott, Sherri and her husband Tom Sockey, Eric Acree and Gavin and his wife Shay Acree; five great-grandchildren, Tad, Cody, Nikki, Riley, Haley, Levi, Jaxon and one great-grandchild is expected to arrive soon; Ann is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

A Celebration of Ann’s life is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 7, 2009 at the Maud High School Auditorium. Glen Williams will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud, Oklahoma.

Casket Bearers will be: Jan Northcott, Gavin Acree, Eric Acree, Stan Gregory, Tad Alford, Earl Jenkins, Bryan Jenkins, Britt Waltman, Richard Northcott, Dan Herriman, Sam Acree, Bob Jenkins, Ray Garner, Byron Waltman and Ran Northcott.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud, Oklahoma (Phone 405-374-2424).

 

 

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Dennis Auld

Dennis Keith Auld, age 53 and long-time resident of Konawa, Oklahoma, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at his home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, at the Assembly of God Church, in Konawa, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Rev. Steve Lowrance and Rev. Steve Wilburn will officiate.

Pallbearers are Mike Auld, Steve Auld, Dale Auld, Mark Auld, Lonnie Brooks, and Frank Serrano.

Dennis was born on December 23, 1955, in Newcastle, Wyoming, to George and Joyce (Eaton) Auld. Dennis married Julie Wingo on April 3, 1999, in Hennepin, Oklahoma. He was a Drug and Alcohol Counselor who also provided clinical expertise to Drug and Alcohol Centers in Australia, Scotland, and Amsterdam. Dennis was a member of the Assembly of God Church, in Konawa, and a member of the Konawa School Board. He was also a COFMC board member.

Dennis was one of the first white football players for Langston University who attended on a full scholarship. While he was the Director of Oklahoma Drug and Alcohol Professional Counselor’s Association, he played a key role in the passage of law to regulate drug and alcohol treatment in Oklahoma. During the last few months, Dennis established a small business in Konawa in order to be close to his home and community and for his children’s activities. His proudest accomplishment was his children. John 3:4 states, "I have no greater joy than to hear my children walk in Truth."

Dennis leaves behind to cherish his memories, his loving wife, Julie Auld; son, Dennis Connor Auld; and daughter, Madison Auld (all of the home); one daughter, Kristie Wynn and husband, Bradley, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; four brothers, Mike Auld, of Prague, Oklahoma, Steve Auld of Yukon, Oklahoma, Dale Auld and wife, Roxie of Seminole, Oklahoma, and Mark Auld, of Asher, Oklahoma; one grandchild, Cameron Brooks; one step-brother, Gerald Jolley, of Cushing, Oklahoma; and three step-sisters, Retta Brawdy, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Glenda Martin of Enid, Oklahoma, and Debbie Walker, of Konawa, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Joyce Auld.

 

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Dorris Austin

Dorris Evelyn Hathcoat Austin, 79, died March 12, 2009. She was a longtime Seminole area resident.

She was born Feb. 24, 1930 to Floyd Virgil and Mary Malinda (Morris) Hathcoat, in Hugo.

She married Bud Hooker in 1945 and together they had five children: Johnny Lee Hooker, Mary Dunlap, Floyd Eldon Hooker, Beverly Kay Hooker and Billy Lloyd Hooker.

In 1971 she was married to Lawrence Austin until his death in 2001. She worked as a restaurant manager and school bus driver for many years.

Preceding her in death are both husbands, and her sons Johnny and Floyd Hooker.

She is survived by her two daughters; Beverly Kay Hooker, of the home and Mary Dunlap, of Cloudy; son, Billy Hooker, of the home; eleven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and her life long friend Clemmie Morris also survives her.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 18. 2009 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

 

Austin

Virginia

Baker

Virginia Lee Baker passed away Monday, March 16 at Presbyterian Hospital, in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 74.

Virginia was born Dec. 30, 1934, in Konawa, to Marvin and Eunice (Harvel) Barker.

She married Buddy Baker Sept. 19, 1956, in Konawa. Virginia and Buddy worked together many years, with Virginia as the bookkeeper at Baker Air and Heat.

Virginia was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church, of Howe, Texas, where she served as the pianist.

Mrs. Baker is survived by her husband of 52 years, Buddy, of Howe, Texas; one son, Larry Allen Baker and wife, Terri Ann, of Casper, Wyo.; one daughter, Brenda Diane Hemperley and husband Mark, of Howe, Texas; six grandchildren, Brent Daniel Hemperley, Sean Alan Hemperley, Matthew Alan Baker, Daniel Dean Baker, Mitchell Paul Baker, and Lucas David Baker; and one sister, Lillian Ilene Thompson, of Checotah.

Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Eunice (Harvel) Barker; one daughter, Kathy Dean Baker; and one brother, John Andrew Barker.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at Waldo Funeral Home.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday March 23 at the First Baptist Church, in Howe, Texas. Rev. Roger Tidwell of the church will officiate.

Graveside service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday at the Konawa Cemetery with Deacon Marvin Patterson of the First Baptist Church officiating

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Howe Youth Department at 100 E. Davis, Howe, Texas, 75459.

Services are under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home.

The register book can be signed online at waldofuneralhome.com.

 

 

Baker

Violet Ball

Seminole resident Violet Sylvia "Vi" Ball, age 91, died Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at her home in Seminole. She was born May 3, 1918, in Minnesota.

She was a member of the Church of Christ and worked at Wrangler Jean Company as a seamstress until her retirement. She moved to Seminole County in 1961 from Anadarko.

She is survived by her sons, William and Charlie Ball, both of Seminole; daughter Annette Peterson, of Seminole; and six grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Bruce Ball; and ten siblings.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, June 13, 2009 at Little 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

 

 

Ball

Virginia

Baker

Virginia Lee Baker passed away Monday, March 16 at Presbyterian Hospital, in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 74.

Virginia was born Dec. 30, 1934, in Konawa, to Marvin and Eunice (Harvel) Barker.

She married Buddy Baker Sept. 19, 1956, in Konawa. Virginia and Buddy worked together many years, with Virginia as the bookkeeper at Baker Air and Heat.

Virginia was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church, of Howe, Texas, where she served as the pianist.

Mrs. Baker is survived by her husband of 52 years, Buddy, of Howe, Texas; one son, Larry Allen Baker and wife, Terri Ann, of Casper, Wyo.; one daughter, Brenda Diane Hemperley and husband Mark, of Howe, Texas; six grandchildren, Brent Daniel Hemperley, Sean Alan Hemperley, Matthew Alan Baker, Daniel Dean Baker, Mitchell Paul Baker, and Lucas David Baker; and one sister, Lillian Ilene Thompson, of Checotah.

Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Eunice (Harvel) Barker; one daughter, Kathy Dean Baker; one brother, John Andrew Barker; and one granddaughter, Natalie Marie Baker.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at Waldo Funeral Home.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday March 23 at the First Baptist Church, in Howe, Texas. Rev. Roger Tidwell of the church will officiate. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in the city cemetery in Konawa.

Deacon Marvin Patterson of the First Baptist Church, of Konawa will officiate. Steve Parish, Leon Thornhill, Larry Messick, John Bell, Sam Hagis, Danny Gouard, and Charlie Farris will be pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons, Brent Daniel Hemperley, Sean Alan Hemperley, Matthew Alan Baker, Daniel Dean Baker, Mitchell Paul Baker, and Lucas David Baker.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Howe Youth Department at 100 E. Davis, Howe, Texas, 75459.

Services are under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home.

The register book can be signed online at waldofuneralhome.com.

 

 

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Nola Barnett

Nola Ruth Barnett, age 92, of Harrison, Arkansas formerly of Wewoka, Oklahoma passed away Thursday, December 3, 2009 at Hillcrest Home, in Harrison, Arkansas.

The daughter of Mack A. and Bessie (Smith) McCrary was born March 5, 1917, in Thomas, Oklahoma.

Mrs. Barnett was known for her sewing skills and supplied her family and the public for many years with her handiwork. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church, in Wewoka. She was a loving mother, a good neighbor and a generous friend.

Her parents preceded her in death, along with her husband, James Barnett; a daughter, Lou Barnes; two brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors are her daughter, Nola Barnett, of Harrison; her son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Sharon Barnett, of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; granddaughters and their families, Kristi, Chris, A.J. and Kylie Enloe, of Neosho, Mo., and Beth, Randall and Dagen Fulle, of Springdale, Ariz.; step-grandson and family, Ron, Cathie, Katie, Ryan, and Grace Evans, of Claremore, Oklahoma and Ken and Lana Barnes, of Neosho, Mo.

Also surviving are a brother, Leonard McCrary, of Dallas, Texas and sisters, Maxine Zaffuto and Betty Keske of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m., Monday, December 7, 2009 at Little Cemetery near Seminole, Oklahoma under the direction of Coffman Funeral Home, in Harrison.

Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Home, 1111 Maplewood Road, Harrison, Ariz., 72601 or to the First Baptist Church in, Wewoka, Oklahoma.

 

 

Jon Bear

Wewoka resident Jon Bear, age 47, died Friday, July 3, 009 at Integris Seminole Medical Center.

He was born April 21, 1962 in Claremore, to Ashley Bear and Mary Jo Leader. He attended school in Okemah and Holdenville. He married Jessie Brown in 1985.

He worked in maintenance at Seminole Nation and served in the National Guard for sixteen years and number of years with Seminole Nation Color Guard.

He is survived by his wife; father, of Okemah; daughters, Alicia Yahola and Jennifer Bear, both of Holdenville; sons, Keith and Jonathan Bear, both of Wewoka; one granddaughter; brothers, Timothy Bear, of Weleetka, Daniel Bear, of Henryetta, Ashley Joe Bear, of Muskogee and Patrick Bear, of Okmulgee; and sister, Lisa Hardy, of Sarasota, Fla.

He is preceded in death by his mother.

Pallbearers will be New Tulsa Ceremonial Ground Members.

Honorary Bearers will be Daniel Bear, Timothy Bear, Patrick Bear, and Joe Bear.

A wake service is scheduled for Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 7 p.m. at the Mekusukey Mission Community Center. Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Services are scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Mekusukey Mission Gym, in Seminole.

Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

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

 

 

Bear

 

Wyley Bear

Former Seminole County resident Wyley Bear Sr. died Thursday Jan. 22, 2009, at Unity Health Center, in Shawnee, at the age of 72.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. George Mooney officiating and burial to follow at Bear Family Cemetery.

Bear was born July 5, 1936, in Seminole, to Porter and Venus Bear. He attended Strothers School.

He was a self-employed laborer and attended Liberty Baptist Church, in Shawnee.

Survivors include his children; Martha Harjo, Brenda Bear, Marsha Bear, and Wyley Bear Jr.; brother, Porter Bear Jr.; Sisters, Nora Lefthand, and Dora Haney; fourteen grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild.

Preceding him in death are his parents; son, George Bear; brothers, Johnson Bear, Pawnee Bear, Thomas Bear; and sister, Alice Matthews

Pallbearers will be Vincent Haney, Tracey Haney, Mike Bear, Roman Bear, Roy Williams, and Steven Ponkilla.

Honorary Bearers will be Sean Lefthand, Stacey Haney, Eric Haney, Stuart Ponkilla, and Gerald Williams.

A guest book maybe signed at www.stouthillipsfuneralservice.com

 

 

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Albert

Beaver

Services for Wewoka Resident Albert James Beaver will be Friday July 10, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Wewoka at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, in Wewoka. Albert passed away at his home on July 7, 2009, at the age of 72 years.

Albert James Beaver was born on September 13, 1936 in Sasakwa to Tillrie and Gladys Beaver. After high school he joined the Army and served two years in Germany. After retiring at Tinker Air Force Base as Chief Warehouse Supervisor, he became bailiff at the Seminole County Courthouse, the job he loved the most. Albert also loved his part time job for Santa Claus during the Christmas season. He was a member of the Odd fellows lodge since 1966.

He was named citizen of the year in 2007. He enjoyed playing golf, and filming Wewoka Football for over 31 years. Albert loved life, loved to laugh, and socialize. Albert’s two grandchildren were among his greatest joys.

Albert was preceded in death by his parents, Tillrie and Gladys Beaver; one sister, Nadine; and one brother, Vernon.

Albert is survived by his wife of 49 years, Hilda; his two children, Steve and Sonya; his two grandchildren, Kiara and Tyra Beaver; and his sister, Wilma and her husband Emmitt Smart, of Wewoka.

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

 

 

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Jvon Bell

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Jvon "Jay" C. Bell are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, April 13, 2009 at the New Hope Baptist Church in Tecumseh.

Rev. John Mixon will officiate.

Burial will follow at the New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Bell passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009 in Shawnee at the age of 76 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

He was born to Joe C. and Mae Bell in Prague on June 9, 1932.

He grew up in Prague, where he attended public school.

Jay graduated from Centerview High School, and the n went on to graduate from Oklahoma State University.

Following his first marriage, the couple lived in Texas before moving to Seminole, where they lived for 20 years before settling in the Shawnee/Tecumseh area in 1984.

On Dec. 7, 2002, Jay married Arlene Bryce at the New Hope Baptist Church.

Jay served his country during the Korean War.

He worked mainly in oil and gas exploration and consulting, and was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church, where he was a Sunday School teacher for 20 years.

Jay loved classical and bluegrass music, had a keen interest in politics, and loved to fish and fly his airplane.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley; his parents, Joe and Mae Bell; and a brother, Benny Bell.

Jay is survived by his wife, Arlene Bell, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-laws, Janice and Brent Morgan and Diana and Jerry Mooney, all of Oklahoma City; four sons and daughters-in-laws, Mark P. and Sherry Bell of Tecumseh, Mike and Joni Wells of Mustang, Kevin and Bonne Wells of Oklahoma City, and Brian and Susan Wells of Mustang; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; a sister, Mary Ann Romberg of Shawnee, and several nieces and nephews.

The family has designated New Hop Baptist Church Building Fund or Heartland Hospice as appropriate for memorials.

To share memories, or to sign the guest book on-line, go to www.cooperfuneralhome.com

 

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Benjamin

Berry, Jr.

Benjamin Franklin Berry, Jr., age 48, of Lima, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009.

He was born May 15, 1961, in Holdenville, to Benjamin F. Berry, Sr. and Delois M. (Washington) Berry. He attended school in Lima. He was a member of Lima Highway Church of God in Christ and a member of the Sunday School.

He is survived by his parents; brothers, Frank James Berry, of Oklahoma City, Donnell Berry, of Seminole, and Mike Berry, of Fort Supply; and sisters, Latrice Jackson, of Shawnee and Linda Morrison, of Holdenville.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at the New Lima High School auditorium, in Lima. Elder James Young, of New Bethlehem Temple, in Oklahoma City, will officiate. Burial will be at Lima Cemetery, in Lima.

 

 

Berry, Jr.

Thomas Berry

A celebration of life and graveside services for Wewoka native Thomas Wayne Berry are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2009 at the Lebo Creek Cemetery in Lebo, Kansas.

Joe Combes will officiate the services.

Services are under the direction of Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas.

Berry died Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at the Hays Medical Center at the age of 50.

He was born on May 2, 1959 in Orange County, Calif.

During his childhood, he moved to Wewoka where he was raised by Clarence Brinsfield.

He graduated from Wewoka High School and then attended three years of college in California.

Berry served in the U.S. Army from 1979 to 1982.

He was united in marriage to Randa Combes on February 7, 1994 in Seminole.

Berry was a mechanic who worked on cars and could fix anything.

He also worked in the oilfields in Oklahoma as a tool pusher and on the drilling units.

He moved to Russell, Kansas in 2007.

Berry was a member of the New Life Church in Wewoka.

He also attended the Harvest Church in LaCrosse, Kansas and the Assembly of God Church in Russell.

Berry is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Randa, of the home; three sons, Thomas Berry, Jr., Justin "J.J." Berry of Russell, Kansas, and Richard Green of Ellsworth, Kansas; four daughters, Jessica Hager of Russell, Kansas, Danelle Berry and Wendy Simms, both of Washington, and Carlie Nell; three brothers, Sonny Labm of Seattle, Washington, Larry Berry of Moore, and Billy Williams of Wewoka; three sisters, Cheryl Caruso of Seminole, Billie Sparks of Wewoka, and BJ Phillips of Chapin, South Carolina; and nine grandchildren.

A memorial has been established as the Tom Berry Memorial.

Contributions and condolences may be sent in care of Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary.

Melba Bethany

Graveside services for Melba Blanche Bethany, 85, of Velma, will be held Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 11 am, at Little Cemetery, located north of Seminole, with Minister Ron Stough of Eastside Church of Christ  officiat ing. 

Blanche passed away Saturday, February 21, 2009, at Wilkins Nursing Home in Duncan.

Blanche was born May 22, 1923, near Sylvian, to Charlie Allen and Minnie Fourt  Bray.

She married Charles Harmon Bethany on March 25, 1940. Blanche and Harmon moved from Seminole to Eunice, NM in 1946 where she lived for over fifty years before returning to Oklahoma.

While in Eunice she drove a bus on the Oil Center route for the Eunice school system for over 25 years before her retirement.

While driving her route she touched many lives throughout her tenure. 

Blanche was a member of Eastside Church of Christ in Duncan.

She is survived by two sons; Glen Bethany and his wife Linda, of Huntsville, Ark., and Darrel Bethany of Roswell, NM., five grandchildren; Robert Bethany of Catoosa, and Brett Bethany of Huntsville Ark., Shawn Bethany, Jason Bethany and Christi Barnes of Roswell, NM., nine great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; four sisters; Ruby Heald of Crane, Texas., Jessie Parsons of Davis, Betty Van Matre of Hobbs, NM., and Darlene Underwood of Halls, Tenn., one brother; Franklin Bray of Crane, Texas.

Blanche was preceded in death by her husband, three sisters; one brother and her daughter- in-law Judy Bethany.

Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home & Crematory, of Roswell, NM.

 

Brittanie

Bevan

Brittanie Rose Bevan, age 15, passed away at the family’s home in Seminole on Thursday, May 21, 2009. She was born on October 20, 1993 to John and Balinda Bevan.

Brittanie attended New Lima High School where she just completed 9th grade and had passed to 10th. She had many friends whom she loved dearly, and she loved playing with her cousins and family. She especially loved Uncle Kenny’s and Aunt Julie’s place, and went there as often as possible. Brittanie had a special spot in her heart for her cousin, Sarada; they weren’t just cousins, they were sisters.

Her aunts, Nana, Char Char, Charmaine, Ema, Mary and everyone else thought the world of her, also her grandparents and great uncle Paskel.

She leaves to cherish her memory her parents, John and Balinda Bevan, of the home; her brother, Christopher Gene Bevan, of the home, and a host of family and friends.

Brittanie was preceded in death by her grandmother, Nellie Rose Spencer; grandfather, Larry Wayne Bevan; brother, Justin Wayne Bevan; and great aunt, Ina Mae Spencer.

Wake services are scheduled for 6:30 – 8 p.m., Monday, May 25, 2009 at the Friends Freewill Baptist Church located 8 miles east of Little on highway 99A. Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday May 26, 2009 at the same location. Interment will follow at the family cemetery adjacent to the church. Victor Underwood will officiate the service.

Casket bearers will be: Kenneth Bevan, David Bevan, Chris Bevan, Ryan Cloud, Trent Lena and Aaron Scott.

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

 

 

Bevan

Deborah Billie

Deborah Denise Billie, 51 year-old, lifelong Seminole resident died Thursday, October 22, 2009 in Seminole.

She was born September 18, 1958 in Claremore to parents Thomas Lee Billie and Edna (Johnson) Billie.

Billie graduated from Strother High School in 1978.  She is also a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.

She is survived by her father, Thomas Lee Billie, Sr. of the home; one son, James Billie of the home; six brothers, Thomas Billie, Jr. of Shawnee, Lester L. Billie, Sr. of Seminole, Dannye E. Billie of Edmond, Dennis A. Billie of Seminole, Keith W. Billie, Sr. of Konawa, and Jimmy L. Wise of Derby, Kan.; six sisters, M. Frances Pierce of Seminole, Lisa Billie of Seminole, Andrea A. Davis of Seminole, Becky L. Pemberton of Konawa, Audrey M. Davis of Seminole, and Wanda L. Coody of Konawa; two grandchildren; her companion of 11 years Marty Kalinich; she is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

Billie is preceded in death by her mother, Edna Mae Davis and by one sister, Mary Louise Billie.

A wake service will be held at 6 p.m., Sunday, October 25, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 26, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.  Rev. Bill Hobia and Rev. Houston Tiger will officiate the service.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be: Paul Faxson, Tony Perry, Rick Pemberton, R.D. Coody, Lester Billie Jr. and Stuart Pierce.

Honorary bearers will be: Travis Lena, Brandon Lena, Craig Lankford, Keith Billie Jr., David Pierce, Tyler Harjo, Dakota Harjo and Sterling Harjo.

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

 

Billie

Zaidyn Black

Zaidyn Khan Black died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Oklahoma City.

He was born Nov. 6, 2009, in Oklahoma City, to Manlyo Black and Faith White, of Norman.

He is survived by his parents; and sisters, Scylin White and Lyren White, both of Norman.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with a burial to follow at Little Cemetery.

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

Messages of condolences may be made online at: www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

Sadie Mae

Blackshire

Sadie Mae Blackshire, age 88, of Oklahoma City, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at Grace Living Center, in Oklahoma City.

She was born Dec. 13, 1920, in Weleetka, to Clemmie Sanders and Mary (Paul) Mayo.

She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, in Wetumka. While at New Hipe she was a member of Sunday School and the Ladies Missionary Society. She was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one daughter; one son; six sisters; and seven brothers.

She is survived by her sons, Jack, of Michigan, Donnie, of Oklahoma City, Ronnie, of Holdenville, Andrew, of Dallas, Texas, Clemmie, of Mazie, Bobby, of Tulsa, Rafe, of Wetumka, R.G., of Oklahoma City, and Bennie, of Hemet, Calif.; daughters, Mary Black and Armerjean Randle, of Oklahoma City, and Oletha Gordaon, of Wewoka; brothers, Herman and Cecil Taylor, of Kansas; 41 grandchildren; 68 great grandchildren; and 29 great-great grandchildren.

Services are scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at Greater Shiloh Baptist Church, in Oklahoma City. Rev. Orlando Black will officiate the service and burial will follow at Norfork Cemetery, in Clearview.

Services are under the direction of Myers Mortuary, of Wewoka.

 

 

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Lillie Bottom

Lillie Marie (Reinschmeidt) Bottom, age 86 and longtime resident of Asher, died Thursday, August 6, 2009, at Sunset Estates in Tecumseh.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa.

Burial will follow at Vista Cemetery, west of Konawa.

Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate. Pallbearers are Mark Wartchow, Chad Wartchow, Eddie W. Bottom, Jr., Dan Fleming, Ron Phay, and Jerry Witske. Honorary pallbearers are Carl J. Sisco, Gary Fry, James Hargrove, and Ham Brown.

Viewing will be Saturday and Monday, 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Bottom was born on February 27, 1923, to Jacob Reinschmeidt and Myrtle Marie (Weter) Reinschmeidt in Bessie.

She married Edd Bottom on February 20, 1943 in Cordell.

She was a homemaker who loved to cook, sew, work in the garden, and take care of her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Edd Bottom of the home; one son, Eddie Bottom of Macomb; three daughters, Darla Miles of Asher, Connie Wartchow and Roff, and Phyllis Sisco and of Asher; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Bottom was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Myrtle Reinschmeidt; five brothers, one sister, and one daughter, Charlotte Ann Bottom.

 

Bottom

Harrol Boyles

Harrol Leroy Boyles, age 78, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at his home in Asher.

He was born on April 12, 1931, to Effie Mae (Roberts) and Hughey "Jocko" Boyles in Roff, Oklahoma. He married Betty (Holt) on Oct. 28, 1957, in McAlester. He ran Harrol’s Club, in Ada, for a number of years.

He is survived by his brother, Pete Boyles, of Ada.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Boyles; and his parents.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, at First Baptist Church, of Asher, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, in Konawa. Burial will follow at Wanette Cemetery. Dwayne Johnson will officiate.

Pallbearers are Chase Everett, Derral Carnes, Steve Holt, Brad Holt, Will Hunt and Shane Coker.

Visitation is scheduled for Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home, in Konawa.

 

 

 

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Annette

Brannon

Annette Brannon, 52 year-old, longtime Seminole County resident died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009 at Midwest City Regional Hospital. She was born March 9, 1957, in Seminole, to Frank Brannon and Savannah (Talton) Brannon.

She attended Faith 7 School in Shawnee and was a member of Galilee Baptist Church, in Shawnee.

Survivors include her brother, Gerald Brannon; sisters, Birdie Littleton, of San Diego, Calif. and Ethel Thomas, of Midwest City.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, James Brown, Billy Brannon, Frank Brannon Jr., and Cleo Brannon; and sisters, Deloise Brannon and Georgia Brannon.

Funeral services are scheduled for 12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Interment will follow at Earlsboro Cemetery in Earlsboro, Oklahoma.

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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Darnell

Brannon

Former Seminole resident Darnell A. Brannon, age 43, died June 26, 2009, in Shawnee.

He was born Feb. 22, 1966 in Oklahoma City, to Ethel (Brannon) Thomas and Devon Winrow.

He worked at T.D.K. in Shawnee for several years.

He is survived by his mother, of Midwest City; daughter, Loren Brannon, of Shawnee; and brother, Alfred Brannon, of Shawnee.

He is preceded in death by his father and son, Tray Brannon

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2009 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Earlsboro Cemetery, in Earlsboro.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Swearingen Funeral Home to help with funeral arrangements.

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

 

 

 

Brannon

Mox

Brittingham

Mox Lawrence Brittingham, infant son of Brandi Hopper and Greg Brittingham, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2009, in Ada.

He is survived by is parents; brother, Casey Wildcat, Jr.; sister, Samantha Hopper; grandparents, Joe and Julie Hopper, of Seminole, and Tommy and Debbie Brittingham, of Stroud; uncles, Corey Brittingham, of Stroud, Brent Hopper, of Seminole, and Dion Wildcat, of Seminole; aunt, Minnie Hopper, of Seminole; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, April 18, at Smith-Phillips Funeral Home, in Ada. Burial will follow at Coker Cemetery, west of Seminole.

 

Annie Brown

Wewoka resident Annie Ree Brown passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 in Holdenville, at the age of 68.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 at First Baptist Church, Wewoka, with Rev. Benson officiating and burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 14, 1940, in Wewoka, to Johnnie and Juanita Hunter Brown. She attended Douglas High School, in Wewoka.

She attended Byng Vocational School for one year in the nursing program.

She worked for Oakridge Nursing Home as an LPN, retiring in 1998.

Annie was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, collecting elephants, and making quilts.

Her life revolved around her family.

Survivors include her mother, Juanita Hunter Brown, of Wewoka; children, Charmetta Jackson, of Wewoka, Donna Hunt, of Midwest City, Lisa Brown, of Wewoka, Maurice Brown, of Wichita Falls, Texas, Marcus Brown, of Wewoka; brothers and sisters, Lottie Willis, of Oklahoma City, Carzell Brown, of Wewoka, Linda Brown, of Wewoka; nine grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death are her father, Johnnie Brown; grandson, Phillip Hunt; companion, Manuel Carolina Sr.; and step-son, Jason Carolina.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Derric Brown

Derric Allen Brown, age 17, of Wewoka, died Friday, Oct. 2, at the Seminole Integris Medical Center, in Seminole. He was born Feb. 5, 1992, in Spokane, Wash., to Jeffery Allen Smith and Virginia Kay Brown. He attended Allen Schools before marrying Megan Vandusen on June 19, 2008.

He is survived by his wife, of the home; children, Christopher Allen Brown and Aaron Micheal Brown, of the home; father; Allen Smith, of Kentucky; mother: Virginia Kay Brown McGovern, of Atwood; and brothers, Jon Brown, Wesley McGovern and Alec Brown, of Atwood.

Visitation will continue until Tuesday afternoon. Memorial services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at Hudson–Phillips Funeral Home. Rev. Jess Power will officiate.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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William

Bruce

Funeral Services for longtime Wewoka resident William "Travis" Bruce are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 at First Baptist Church, in Wewoka with Rev. Michael Vallandingham officiating and assisted by Perry Justus. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Travis passed away, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, in Oklahoma City, at the age of 86.

He was born Dec. 30, 1922 in Kiamitia, Texas to Dewey and Mertle Bruce.

He married Edith Christine Snyder and to this union two daughters were born. He graduated from East Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science. He served in both the Army and Marines.

Travis was a food sales rep for Welch and Kraft Foods for many years.

He was well known in the Wewoka community and community activities. He was a member of First Baptist Church, of Wewoka and the Country Club.

Travis coached baseball, golf, and basketball. He was still coaching golf in his eighties. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife Edith Christine, of the Home; daughter, Debbie Galyean, of Ardmore; sister, Robbie Risinger, of Texas; brother, Larry Bruce, of Seminole; grandchildren, Michael O'Brien, Beau Galyean, Wesley Galyean, and Christina Galyean; and one great-grandchild, Bailey Rae O'Brien.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one daughter Jackie Lynn O'Brien.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

 

 

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Loyd Bryant

Loyd A. Bryant died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, in Duncan.

He was born March 7, 1922, to Bertie Lee and Mary Essie Campbell Bryant, in Seminole.

On May 17, 1941, he married Ozella Coody, in Maysville, and soon after enlisted in the United States Army during the start of WW II. He served his country in the European Theater, was captured and was a POW for about 2 years in Germany. After the Army he began preaching. He was a Church of Christ preacher for over 60 years, serving in a number of Churches.

He is survived by his wife, of Duncan; son, Harvey Bryant, daughters, Kay Patterson, of Midwest City, and Carolyn Frost, of Pernell; brothers, Virgil Bryant, of Duncan, J.D. Bryant, of Lindsay, and Floyd Bryant, of Fresno, Calif.; 9 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at 10a.m., at the Eastside Church of Christ, 202 North A. Streetm, in Duncan, with Ron Stough and Tad McGalliard officiating, with burial in the Maysville Cemetery under the direction of John Williams of Winans Funeral Home, in Maysville.

A.C. Bundy

Longtime Seminole resident A.C. Lee Bundy passed away on Friday, November 13, 2009 in Seminole, Oklahoma, at the age of 89.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at Little Cemetery with Allen Wood and David McDougal officiating.

A.C. was born on June 24, 1920, in Stratford, Oklahoma to Bert and Mary E. (Brown) Bundy. He married Rena (Jackson) Bundy on May 26, 1942, in Holdenville, Oklahoma; she survives him of the home.

A.C. enlisted in the United States Army in 1938 and was honorably discharged in 1946 where he earned the rank of Staff Sergeant.

He worked for C & J Trucks for 36 years as a truck driver where he retired.

He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and a former American Legion Commander Post 204 where he held several offices. He also worked for the Seminole Police Department for 3 years, liked playing pool, poker, loved flowers, riding horses and taking long naps.

A.C. is survived by his wife, Rena Bundy, of the home; son, Curtis Bundy, of Okmulgee, Oklahoma; daughter, Teresa Morgan, of Seminole; sister, Claudine Willis, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two granddaughters, Ashlee Gatzke, of Shawnee, and Lee Ann Bundy, of Okmulgee; and one grandson, Grant Penuel, of Seminole; two great granddaughters, Abigail Gatzke and Amarie Gatzke, of Shawnee. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and other family and dear friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Mary Bundy; brother, Alva Bundy; two sisters, Velma Tooley and Alene Wilson; and one son, Fred Bundy.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Kenny Speer III, Todd Speer, Steve Jackson, Gerald Pickett, Kenny Spear and Melvin Hardin.

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

 

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Lorene Bundy

Services for Lorene Bundy, 93, Seminole, formerly of Ada are 2 p.m. Monday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel in Ada, Rev. Tim Tate and Billy Bundy will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

Mrs. Bundy died Thursday, October 29, 2009 at a Shawnee nursing home. She was born January 29, 1916 near Stratford, Oklahoma to John and Ollie Burke Dansby.

She attended Byford school near Stratford and also Stratford High School.

She lived in the Ada area most of her life, moving to Seminole 23 years ago.

She married Cleo M. Bundy February 7, 1932. He preceded her in death on November 21, 1987 at Ada.

Mrs. Bundy was a homemaker, gardener and a quilt maker, making many quilts for her family and church members.

She was a past-president of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Pentecostal Holiness Church and was also a Sunday School teacher for many years. Mrs. Bundy attended the Emmanuel Fellowship Church in Seminole.

Survivors include three daughters, Clarene Land, Oklahoma City, Barbara Bess, Seminole, and Nelma Groves, Shawnee; a daughter-in-law, Novella Bundy, Ada; two sons, Billy Bundy and wife Sandra, Ada and Mark Bundy and wife Cammie, Shawnee; twelve grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Bundy in July 1999, and a great grandson, Jared Bundy October 10, 1988.

Bearers will be Lindel Bundy, Trent Bundy, Justin Bundy, Dylan Bundy, Rocky Nunley and Leon Prater.

Honorary bearers will be Clifford Smith, David Land, Barbara Groves and Larry Sellars.

 

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Linnea Callis

Linnea Ann "Sandy" (Sandberg) Callis, age 74, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at her home in Seminole. She was born Oct. 22, 1935, in El Cajon, Calif., to Matthew Sandberg and Nelda Marie (Goode) Sandberg.

She graduated from El Cajon, California High School and later moved to Edmond. She moved to Seminole in 1984 where she worked for Wrangler retiring after 23 years of service.

She is survived by her sons, Andrew Vloedman, of Weatherford, Okla., Derk Vloedman, of Clinton; daughters, Janel Ann Wynn, of McAlester, and Donna Lea Moore, of Cromwell; stepson, Chuck Callis, of Watonga; brother, Richard Sandberg, of Tucson, Ariz.; twenty grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Casket Bearers will be: Jarrod Stow, Justin Green, Colt Moore, Chris Jones, Chuck Callis, and Jacob Vloedman.

Honorary Bearers are: Eddie Dollarhide And Matt Levick.

Public visitation will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home, in Seminole. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday.

Funeral 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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Rhoda Camp

Funeral services for Rhoda Lovell Camp, 33, Konawa, were scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Seminole Indian Baptist Church.

Revs. George Harjochee and Jimsey Harjo were set to officiate. Burial followed at the Harjo family cemetery.

Camp died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at an Oklahoma City hospital.

She was born Dec. 1, 1975, in Claremore, to Antler and Jackie Ann Carpitcher Harjo.

She graduated from Choctaw High School. She attended Eastern Oklahoma Vo-Tech in Choctaw and she attended Seminole State College.

She married Israel Camp on Dec. 19, 1998.

Camp was a phlebotomist at Carl Albert Indian Hospital. She was a member of the Seminole Indian Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Israel Camp, of the home; three children, Rhiannon Inell Camp, Zaniel Camp, and Cynda Ann Camp, all of the home; her mother, Jackie Ann Kernel, Ada; her father, Antler Harjo, Konawa; a sister, Rhonda Leigh Narcomey, Wolf; and a brother, Charlie Jack Harjo, Oklahoma City.

Bearers will be Damien Greenlee, Travis Scott, Marques Walker, Michael Walker, Timmie Narcomey, and Charlie Harjo.

Services were handled by Criswell Funeral Home of Ada.

 

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Paul

Campbell

Konawa resident Paul Milton, 84, went to be with the Lord on July 25, 2009, in Norman. He was born January 24, 1925, in Hazel, Oklahoma, to Calvin and Mattie Campbell and graduated from Central High School, in Seminole County.

He served in the United States Army as a Sergeant with Company I 21st Infantry Regiment/ 24th Infantry Division from 1943 to 1946, receiving the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart and Victory Ribbon with two overseas Bars before his Honorable Discharge at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, on January 29, 1946.

He worked at Tinker Air Force Base, retiring after 20 years of service in 1975.

He was married on September 4, 1976, to Wanda Faye Glover Townley, in Konawa, where he enjoyed his farm and cattle.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James "Pete" Campbell.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Faye of the home; children, Paul Monroe "Butch" Campbell and his wife Peggy, of Shawnee; Steve Campbell, of Springfield, Mo.; Jerry Townley and wife Teresa, of Washington, Oklahoma; Tommy Townley and wife Karen, of Moore; Patricia "Patti" Townley Gatlin and husband David, of Meeker; grandchildren, Susan Beadle, Jennifer Chenoweth, Melissa Campbell, Stacey Morris, Kristi Grass, Matthew Campbell, Kyle Campbell, Shawna Johnston, Kevin Townley, Darren Townley, Thomas Townley, Chase Townley, Amber Brown and Alisha Myers; great-grandchildren, Leane Mullendore, Jackson Lawson, Michael Beadle, Jensen and Brandon Chenoweth, Kylee, Shaylee and Rylee Morris, Kamy Johnston, Gavin and Rylin Brown; one great-great-grandchild, Lyric Fobb; brother Sherman Junior Campbell and wife Audry, of Shawnee; sister Carolyn Johnson and husband Stanley, of Konawa; many nieces, nephews, and a host of other loving family and friends.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at the Assembly of God Church in Konawa with burial following at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

 

 

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Brenda

Carolina

Funeral Services for Brenda Carolina are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 15, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, in Wewoka. She died Jan. 9, 2009, at the age of 53.

She was born to Richard and Geneva (Barkus) Carolina on Sept. 21, 1955, in Wewoka. Carolina graduated from Wewoka High School in 1973. Shortly after graduation she attended airline Stewardess School, in Kansas City, Mo. She was a member at New Jerusalem Evangelist Temple C.O.G.I.C., in Oklahoma City. She took care for her father until the time of his death.

Surviving her are her daughter, Chantonee; three grandchildren; three sisters, Wendoloyn (Chris) Farrier, of Oklahoma City, Pam (Kenneth) Johnson, of Seminole and Gloria Carolina, of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Earl (Sueann) Carolina and Jimmie Carolina, both of Wewoka; and companion, Wendell Payne.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Richard and Geneva (Barkus) Carolina; sister, May Catherine Carolina; and brother, Richard Carolina Jr.

 

 

 

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Quanzetta

Carolina

 

Funeral Services or Quanzetta (Huntley) Carolina are scheduled for Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, in Wewoka, with interment following at Westwood Cemetery, in Wewoka.

Carolina was born Aug. 13, 1942. She was the first child born to Jake and Stella May (Pompey) Huntley, in Sasakwa. She died Jan. 8, 2009, at OU Medical Center, in Oklahoma City, following a battle with lung cancer.

She was educated in Sasakwa and Wewoka Public Schools. She was united in matrimony to James Carolina Jr., Oct. 25, 1967, in Beardon. He preceded her in death in July of 1998.

Carolina was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She served as Treasurer, Sunday School Program Planner, Deaconess and vocalist in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church under the Late Emmitt Elbert, Pastor

She was employed by Heritage Nursing Home as a CMA for 29 years. She was also a Foster Parent.

She is survived by her mother, Stella May Huntley; three sons, James and Eric Huntley, of Wewoka, and Richard Forsyth, of Los Angeles, Calif.; one daughter, Latoyah Huntley, of Wewoka; one grand-daughter; six sisters, Shirley Huntley, Lillie May Huntley, Ruby Huntley, LeVoris Huntley, Pearl Huntley and Adella (Billy) Stephens, all of Wewoka; two brothers, Joe Huntley, of Lexington and T.S. Huntley, of McAlester.

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

 

 

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Norman

Carpenter

Seminole resident Norman H. Carpenter passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2009 in Seminole at the age of 88.

He was born on December 1, 1920, in Henryetta, Oklahoma to Edward Lewis and Allie (Booth) Carpenter.

Norman graduated from New Lima High School in 1939 and attended Seminole Jr. College, East Central State College and Oklahoma Baptist University. He served in the United States Army Air Corp. from 1942 until 1945 where he earned the rank of Corporal. He was also an active member of the First Baptist Church, in Seminole for many years.

He married Lillian Louise (Reynolds) on December 31, 1942 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. She preceded him in death on May 19, 2008. They lived in Ulysses, Kansas for 27 years, from 1961 to 1988, then they returned to Seminole.

He leaves to cherish his memories two sons and a daughter-in-law, Don Carpenter and Rusty and Allison Carpenter, of Norman, Oklahoma; one sister, Edna Gilbert, of Bakersfield, California.

He is also survived by three grandchildren, Bret Carpenter, Dustin and his wife Avery Carpenter, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Nicole and Brandon Stanford, of Norman, Oklahoma; three great grandchildren, Braxton and Rylee Carpenter, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Elysia Stanford, of Norman, Oklahoma; as well as a host of other family and dear friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2009 at the First Baptist Church, 420 Reid Street with Dr. Tommy Clark and Russell Vicars officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Seminole, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be: Ron Sosbee, Ernie Willis, Ken Green, Neil Craig, Robert Foxx, Bruce Coates and James Hayes.

Honorary Bearers will be: GW Pool, David Forson, Somer Jones and Winfred Tinsley.

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

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

 

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Carrie Carriger

Longtime Seminole resident Carrie Mae Carriger passed away on Monday, August 3, 2009 in Shawnee, at the age of 92. 

Carrie was born on September 8, 1916 in Red Oak, Oklahoma to Duke and Emeline (Baker) Stallaby.

She married Pete Carney who preceded her in death.  She later married Oscar Carriger, deceased from whom she was divorced. 

She worked at the ammunition depot in McAlester.  After moving to Seminole, she was employed for years at Pat’s Café and the Bus Station Café. 

Her hobbies included quilt making and gardening. 

She was a member of the Seminole Congregational Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons; George R. Carney and Gerald R. Carney both of Seminole, daughter and son-in-law:  Yolanda and Jackie Ross of Prague, one special grandson, Christopher Carney of the home, and two sisters; Jane Tomlinson of California and Anna Belle Barbee of Whitefield.

She is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Rebecca Ross of Oklahoma City, Joanna Hinkle of Prague, Samantha Ross of Prague, George Carney, Jr., of Seminole, James Carney of Florida, Christopher Carney of Seminole, Douglas Carney of Broken Bow, Rajohnia John, Melvin Carney and Pamela Carney all of Eagle Town, and Peter Carney of Wright City, ten great grandchildren: Hunter and Parker Hinkle, Lucas, Dawson and Grace Carney, Michael Maben, Jaylen, Mariah, Tyler and Taj Carney. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, three sisters; Florence Muncy, Irene Stallaby, and Elizabeth Garvin, two brothers, Steve Stallaby, John Stallaby, Sr. and one son Pete Folsom Carney Jr.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, August 7, 2009 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Jimmy Moreland officiating. 

Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens located East of Seminole on Highway 270. 

Casket bearers will be:  Jackie Ross, Dale Drumright, George Carney Jr., Douglas Carney, Peter Carney and Melvin Carney.

Honorary Bearers will be:  George and Gerald Carney, Christopher Carney, Rebecca Ross, Joanna Hinkle and Samantha Ross.

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

 

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Ellen Carriger

Ellen Tilda (McIntyre) Carriger, age 99, and a long-time resident of Konawa, died Friday, June 12, 2009, at Jan Francis Care Center, in Ada. She lived in Konawa for the past twenty-five years.

She was born Nov. 10, 1909, to Buford A. and Vinnie (Hinsley) McIntyre, in Little Rock, Ark. She married Roy Carriger and was a janitor for the Midwest City School system. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church, in Konawa.

She is survived by her daughter, Delora Moore, of Midwest City; sister, Viola Knight, of Konawa; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy Carriger; son, Lindel Carriger; brothers, Edgel and Elmer McIntyre; and sister, Cora Graham.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, at the Assembly of God Church, in Konawa under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, in Konawa. Rev. Steve Lowrance, Pastor of the Assembly of God Church will officiate.

Pallbearers are Ernest McIntyre, Oddis McIntyre, Cloise McIntyre, Jim Hutchinson, Roger Abbott, and Matthew Bryant.

Honorary pallbearers are James Bryant, and George Moore. Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery.

 

 

 

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Ben Carter

Ben Carter, 69, longtime Seminole resident, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 18, 2009, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Ben was born May 9, 1940, in Seminole to Ben F. and Edith (Calaham) Carter.

Ben grew up in Seminole and attended Seminole Schools and graduated from Seminole High School. While there, Ben was a star football player. Ben served his country in the Army National Guard of Oklahoma. He served 27 years in "Battery B" First Battalion 160th. He attained the rank of staff sergeant. He worked at Independent Tank Company as a welder for several years and later at Hopeman Equipment Company until his retirement in 1985.

Ben was a Christian man who loved his Lord and family, they were the source of all his joy. Ben was a member of the Assembly of God Church. He will be greatly missed. Ben was also a member of the Seminole bowling leagues and loved his bowling and crossword puzzles, drinking his diet-coke and playing with his grandchildren.

Ben was married to Bonnie Graves on August 31, 1959, in Ada, Oklahoma. They were married for 50 years.

Ben his survived by his wife Bonnie Carter of the home in Seminole; daughter Sheila Purkey and husband Marion of Tulsa, Oklahoma; son and daughter-in-law Ric and Kathy Carter of Seminole, Oklahoma; daughter and son-in-law Tami and Dale Hickman of Wewoka, Oklahoma; two brothers and sisters-in-law Donnie and Judy Carter of Seminole, Oklahoma, and Dick and Joyce Carter of Seminole, Oklahoma; grandchildren Matt and Amanda Purkey, Angela and Kevin Buie, Rebecca Purkey, Jamal and Krystal Khalil, Emily and Brian Anderson, Samira Khalil and Heather Khalil; great-grandchildren Kevin and Bobby Porter, Ashlyn Purkey, Baily Jo and Kandance Wallace, Calista, Brooklyn and Riley Khalil, Aundrea and Trinity Anderson, Annabell and Kiara Black and Brian Anderson and Katie Fletcher.

Service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with burial following at Little Cemetery. Ron Shepherd will officiate the services and casket bearers will be Dale Hickman, Matt Purkey, Jamal Khalil, Greg Carter and Hal Botsford.

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

 

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Ernest Carter

Ernest "Mac" Carter, a longtime community leader of Seminole, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008, at the age of 67.

He was born Aug. 11, 1941, in Ada, to parents Ernest Edward "Buster" and Maude (McPhetridge) Carter.

Mac graduated from Coalgate High School in 1959 and in 1963 received a Bachelors Degree from East Central State University, in Ada. In 1970 he achieved a Masters Degree from Central State University, in Edmond, and his Administrative Certificate from Oklahoma University in 1975.

In 1965 he married the love of his life, Kathryn Roberts, of Holdenville. Together they raised their family centered around Christian faith and the love of God.

In 1966 he joined the Oklahoma National Guard, rising to the rank of Colonel before his retirement in 1994.

Mac and Kathryn moved to Seminole in 1975 where Mac was principal of Roosevelt-Central and Northwood Schools for nineteen years. His love of children and education fostered in him a desire to serve his community and he did so in many ways. He retired from Seminole Schools in 1994 after 32 years in education and began working for Central Oklahoma Community Action.

He received a special commendation for his quick action in evacuating over 200 students prior to an explosion at Roosevelt-Central School on Dec. 5, 1975. In 2007 he was awarded the Oklahoma Star of Valor from the Adjutant General of the State of Oklahoma recognizing his bravery in the incident. This is the highest award for heroism to a guardsman by the Oklahoma National Guard.

In October of 2008, Mac was inducted to the Seminole Alumni Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the American Legion, Lions Club and First Baptist Church, of Seminole.

Camp Goddard in Sulphur, Oklahoma, was a special place for Mac. He began taking students from Seminole there in 1975, a tradition that is continued even today. He served on the Board of directors of the Goddard Foundation from 2000 until his death.

In his retirement, Mac loved watching his granddaughters (who called him Bubba) dance and play ball. He enjoyed traveling and "finding good bargains". He was very proud of his sons and what they have accomplished and enjoyed spending time with all of his family. He loved to vacation everywhere. He enjoyed Branson and was able to spend the four days preceding his death there with his family where he took his grandchildren shopping and to see a magic show.

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Shari, of Seminole; grandchildren Abby and Maya, of Seminole, son David, of Seminole; sister, SueAnn Humphries, of Ashland, sister Virginia Vietta, of Durant; step-mother Jeanivee Carter, of Coalgate; brother-in-law Lynn Robertson, of Mulberry, Ark.; brother and sister-in-law Ed and Mary Ann Puckett, of Cushing; brother and sister-in-law Gerald and Brenda Roberts, of Antlers; numerous beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

Mac was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law, Jean Robertson, of Mulberry, Ark., and brother-in-law, John Vietta, of Durant.

Services will be held at the First Baptist Church, in Seminole, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2008 at 2 p.m. with Dr. Tommy Clark and Wayne Edgar officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Seminole, Oklahoma.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Seminole Community Foundation / Mac Carter Goddard Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1508, Seminole, Oklahoma, 74818.

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

 

 

 

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Mabel Carter

Mabel Carter passed away on April 3, 2009. She was born on December 16, 1915 to George and Minnie Foreman, in Little, Oklahoma.

She graduated from Prairie Valley High School and then went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from East Central University, in 1937. Mabel married John Woodford Carter on December 22, 1945. They built the family home together, and she loved to tell the story of the fifty-two concrete blocks they made each day.

Mabel worked for the State of Oklahoma as the Seminole County Administrator of the Department of Human Services and as a social worker for over forty years. After she retired in 1986, she devoted herself to the Interfaith Food Pantry, in Seminole.

Helping families in need was always one of Mabel’s passions. She also loved to bowl and sponsored a bowling team of her friends, Carter’s Little Pills, which traveled across the country to tournaments.

However, it was her four grandchildren who were her greatest passion in life. Whether it was going to work with her, helping at the food pantry, or just going to the beauty parlor, her grandchildren loved to spend time with her. The love she poured into their lives is her greatest legacy.

Mabel was preceded in death by her parents, George and Minnie Foreman; her husband, John Carter; her two sisters, Madine Johnson and Juanice Starr; and her grandson, Christopher Connor.

She is survived by her two daughters, Linda Jeanette Golliver and her husband Bob, of San Antonio, Texas; and Rebecca Ann Nix and her husband, John, of Houston, Texas; her brother, Milo Foreman and his wife Norma, of Prague, Oklahoma; her half-brother, Cecil Foreman, of Maud, Oklahoma; her brother-in-law, Bill Starr, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and her four treasured grandchildren, Lashelle, Daren and his wife Camille, Ryan, and Julie and her husband Philip; and two great-grandchildren, Claire and Carter.

The funeral service will be held at Little Cemetery on Monday, April 6, 2009 at 11 a.m., under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Daren Nix, Ryan Golliver, Philip Woods, and her nephews, Kenneth Johnson, Ronnie Johnson, Bill Johnson, Dick Starr, Karl Foreman, Brent Foreman, and Lance Foreman.

Honorary pallbearers are her granddaughters, Lashelle Nix, Julie Woods, and Camille Nix, her nieces, Beverly Moore, Mary Crossley, and Ann Lason.

The family of Mabel Carter would like to express their deep gratitude and appreciation to the caregivers at Edenbrook Assisted Living and American Hospice for their comfort and care. Memorial donations may be made to the Inter-Faith Social Ministries, PO Box 1602, Seminole, Oklahoma, 74868.

 

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Otto

Carter Jr.

Otto Claud Carter, Jr., age 86 of Konawa, Oklahoma, passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada, Oklahoma.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 28th, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa, Oklahoma. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Phillip Mullins and Mark Streetman will officiate. Pallbearers are Philip Khoury, Stephen Khoury, Donnie Roberts, Lance Bowman, Ernie Herriman, and Jeremy Herriman. Honorary Pallbearers are Larry Mays, Marvin Patterson, Arnold Robertson, and Bill Raines.

Otto was born on November 29, 1922, in Jenks, Oklahoma, to Otto M. Carter and Mary Etta (Funderburk) Carter. He married Lorena Pearl Sutton, the love of his life for sixty-six years, on January 13, 1943, in Wewoka, Oklahoma. Otto moved to Konawa in 1941 and worked as an oilfield pumper. He was a charter member of the Vamoosa Baptist Church and an active member of the First Baptist Church in Konawa since 1960. Otto was a proud veteran of WWII, having served in the Pacific Theatre. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Lorena Carter of the home; one son, Bob Carter and wife, Linda of Ada; two daughters, Glenda Moon and husband, Joe of Ada, and Gayla Branscum and husband, Ronnie of Konawa; seven grandchildren, Philip Khoury and wife, Missy of Konawa, Lori Roberts and husband, Donnie of Ada, Stephen Khoury and wife, Shannan of Sherman, Texas, Kim Morse of Ada, Amy Bowman and husband, Lance of Duncan, Sarah Herriman and husband, Ernie of Konawa, and Scott Burton and wife, Katy of Kingfisher; and fifteen great grandchildren, Ashleigh, Danielle, Brie, Chris, Lauren, Carter, Katherine, Rebecca, Riley, Jeremy, Dusty, Kaylee, Gracie, Katerina, and Joseph.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Mary Carter; two brothers, Robert and Floyd Carter; three sisters, Cora Wilfong, Opal Klaus, and Dorothy Ewing.

 

 

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Vernon

Casey

Wewoka resident Vernon Franklin Casey, age 70, died Saturday, April 18, 2009, in Seminole County.

He was born March 9, 1939 in Okemah, to Oscar Vernon Casey and Avis Norma (Plumlee) Casey.

Casey grew up in the Okemah area, having graduated from Mason High School as salutatorian in 1957. He later graduated from East Central University with a degree in Industrial Arts. Casey had been a resident of the Wewoka area since 1984. He and Peggy Bowles were married Feb. 4, 1983, in Byng.

He served his country with the United States Army in the early 60’s. He worked many years in Seminole and Okfuskee County as a homebuilder and was also a member of the Assembly of God Church, of Wetumka.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Casey, of Wewoka; sons, Mackie Casey, of Okemah, Brian Casey, of The Colony, Texas, and Chris Casey, of Wewoka; daughter, Carrie Lynn Stutte; four grandchildren; and one step-grandson.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Martha Sue; and one sister Norma Shannon.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Welty Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Danny Wesley, Edward Wesley, Kenny Dickerson, Tony Brown, Dewayne Holland, and Art Garner.

Services under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Rev. Bo Gibbs and assisted by Rev. Andy Young.

Online condolences may be made at www.parksbrothersfuneralhome.com.

Louise

Casteel

Louise Aldridge Casteel died March 12, 2009 in Newton, Kan. She was born Nov. 10, 1921, in Seminole, to John Klaus and Mary (Martin) Klaus.

She married Orval Aldridge in Sept. of 1937. They moved to Duncan, where they raised their six children and attended the North Side Church of Christ.

In 1973 they moved to Lake Eufaula where they retired and were active in the Eufaula Church of Christ.

She is survived by her three children, Brenny Aldridge, of Duncan, Buddy Aldridge, of Newton, Kan., and Beverly Grange, of Rosharon, Texas; 13 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Following the death of her first husband she later married Ellis David Casteel on July 14, 1975, in Eufaula. He preceded her in death Feb. 2, 2005. Also preceding her in death were her parents and three sons, Bobby Aldridge, Billy Joe Aldridge and Brian Aldridge.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Monday, March 16, 2009 at the Church of Christ, in Little. Her son Buddy Aldridge will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Little 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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Odra Catlett

Graveside Services for Longtime Wewoka resident Odra Ray Catlett, age 90, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday Feb. 27,2009, at Tate Mountain Cemetery, with Military honors.

He was born Sept. 19, 1918 in Boonville, Ark., Logan, County, to W.A. and Ancy Bell Catlett.

He graduated from Wewoka High School, where he played football. Wewoka won the State Championship his last year in school.

Catlett joined the military shortly after he graduated Aug. 31, 1939, and served six years and three months. He was discharged Nov. 25, 1945. He then worked for the United States government as an airplane mechanic at McClellan Air Force base, until he retired in 1982.

He is survived by his stepchildren; twin sister, Audra Creech, of Wewoka and sister, Ruth Meiske of Taylor, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary; parents; brother, James Edward Catlett; and two sisters, Bonnie Beck and Dorothy Carter.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

 

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Patricia

Cayton

Longtime Seminole resident Patricia A. Cayton died Feb. 5, 2009 at Solara Hospital in Shawnee.

She was born May 18, 1931 in San Angelo, Texas to Jesse Regan and Jessie Marie (Allensworth) Stewart.

She attended San Angelo Texas High School.

On July 2, 1948 she married Hyatt E. Cayton, in San Angelo, Texas.

She previously owned and operated Western Auto Associate Store, in Seminole, with husband Hyatt, for ten years. She has been a member of the Heartland Family Church since 1976.

She is survived by her husband Hyatt E. Cayton, of the home; son, Hyatt J. Cayton, of Seminole; 8 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Regan and Jessie Marie Stewart; and daughters, Annamarie Martha Robertson and Ruth M. Harris.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel, in Seminole, with Tom Newell officiating.

Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, in Seminole.

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

 

 

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Tommy

Chambers

Tommy Chambers was born on Nov. 28, 1928 to Thomas William Chambers and Verna Ophelia Chambers. Tommy died on March 6, 2009 at his home, at 700 S. Okfuskee after battling cancer for almost a year.

He married Frances McCoy on December 29, 1955 in Ada, Oklahoma.

He is survived by his wife of the home; two sons, John Chambers, of Wewoka and Mark Chambers Gravelee, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two daughters, Sharon Carey, of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma and Carolyn Chambers of Goodlettsville, Tenn.; two brothers, John Chambers, of Oklahoma City and Lloyd Robbins of Portland, Ore.; one sister, Linda Mallard, of Oklahoma City. Tommy also had four stepbrothers, Orville, Ward, Ralph, and Leon Robbins; two Stepsisters, Virginia Robbins and Clara Mae Parks. Tommy had eight grand-children and six great grand-children and a very special nephew and niece, Jack and Sara Nuckols.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a step father, whom helped raise him from a very early age, Clarence A. Robbins and a very special Aunt, Lerah Chambers.

Tommy worked in the oilfield business his entire younger life. His hard work and dedication led to his ownership of Trico Drilling Company, located in Seminole, Oklahoma.

After raising his children, Tommy began a new career built on a foundation of love for his horses. Along with his wife, Tommy held a very successful career breeding, training, and racing Quarter horses. His winnings include the Oklahoma Futurity twice; the Firebrand Futurity, in Texas; the Blue Ribbons Futurity. He was also named Breeder of the Year by the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association.

Tommy’s character and values became a foundation for not only his success, but an ongoing education for those under his influence. His promise was in his handshake; his truth was in his word; and his love was demonstrated by his actions, not just verbalized from his heart. His integrity was known by all and his unconditional commitment to his family could never be challenged.

A special thanks goes to the doctors at Shawnee Medical Center, specifically Dr. Tony Haddack, the entire Cancer Center staff, and Dr. Randolph Kemp, of Seminole, Oklahoma.

However, a most grateful and heart-felt appreciation goes to the team at Caring Connections, including Dana Roulston, Jennifer Marchbanks, Jennie Le, Micha Erwin, and Vicki Newman. Their professional, tender care, patience, and gentle guidance will never be forgotten.

Family and friends will dearly miss Tommy. It should be known, that he attacked every opportunity to battle his cancer with passion. Once the cancer had won, it should also be known that Tommy’s personal, spiritual relationship with the Lord provided a peaceful and graceful acceptance of his destiny.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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James Chase

James "Jim" Thomas Chase, age 88, died Thursday, April 16, 2009, in Norman.

He was born Oct. 2, 1920, to Virgil Randolph Chase and Hattie Blackburn Chase, in Seminole.

He married Betty Bumgarner Oct. 6, 1945, in Seminole. His grandfather was Robert H. Chase was a pioneer and businessman of Seminole. He graduated from Seminole High School in 1939 and attended Oklahoma City University.

He worked at the McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft, Sinclair Oil Company and Imperial Irrigation District in Brawley, Calif.

He was a member of the Norman Lions Club and McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his daughters, Ricky Chase Dell, of Kokomo, Ind., and Toni Jean Carter, of Norman; sisters, Norma Jordan, of El Paso, Texas and Lee Lovelace, of Norman; and two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou Bumgarner Chase; brother Richard Chase, of Konawa; and his parents.

Memorial donations may be made to the Norman Regional Hospital Foundation, Box 1665, Norman, 73070 or online at www.normanregional.com

 

 

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Richard

Chase

Richard "Dick" Tolbert Chase, age 83, of Konawa, died Thursday, March 19, 2009, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 6, 1925, in Seminole, to Virgil Randolph Chase and Mattie Ethel (Blackburn) Chase.

He married Barbara Berry at the First United Methodist Church, in Seminole Nov. 9, 1951. He was a prison farm supervisor, and he was also an agriculture teacher and a wrestling coach. He was a Mason, a member of the Quarter Horse Association, and a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Chase, of the home; brother, Jim Chase, of Norman; and sister, Norma Jean.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Mattie Chase.

Memorial services are to be announced at a later date. Flowers may be delivered to Swearingen Funeral Home, 217 N. Broadway, Konawa.

 

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Dayne

Chastain

Dayne L. Chastain, 79 year-old, lifelong Seminole County resident passed from this life Thursday, May 21, 2009 at his home. He was born June 5, 1929 in Seminole County to parents Sebastian Lamar Chastain and Leslie O. (Holland) Chastain.

Mr. Chastain has lived in Seminole County all of his life except for 10 months that he lived in San Jose, California.

On June 19, 1947 Chastain entered into active service with the United States Navy where he served on the USS H.A. Bass. During his service he was awarded the World War II Victory Metal.

He later married Esther Joy Remer on August 6, 1955 in Seminole, Oklahoma. Chastain was a self-employed building contractor, he built and operated his own precious metals refinery, Chastain and Associates, and he also served as a consultant for oil companies. He wrote a book about his adventures as a treasure hunter titled "Follow The Signs" which was published by Tiwinkie Publishing Company.

Chastain was a member of Highway Baptist Church where he led Bible Study for the Men’s Class. Although Dayne loved his God, Church and family he was ready for his Heavenly Home, where there would be no more pain.

Mr. Chastain leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 53 years, just three months shy of their 54th Wedding Anniversary, Esther Joy Chastain of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Delight and Rick Sebourn of Seminole, Oklahoma and Gay and Mark Geer of Lawton, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Chris Geer and his wife Laura, Kirk Geer and his wife Katrina, Nick Sebourn, Brandi and her husband Josh Liles, Dayna and her fiancé Matt Reust; two nephews, J.C. Chastain, and Kelly Chastain and his wife Lynn; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Mr. Chastain is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jett Chastain and Justin Chastain; and by two sisters, Velda Sweet and Atha Thompson.

A Celebration of Mr. Chastain’s life is scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at Highway Baptist Church located 9 miles north of Seminole on Hwy 99.

Pastor Carl Whitfield will officiate the service.

The family has designated Faith Hospice as appropriate for memorial donations. Donations can be sent to Faith Hospice in Memory of Dayne Chastain, 2407 West Wrangler Blvd., Seminole, Oklahoma 74868.

Cremation services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 100 W. Strothers Ave., Seminole, Oklahoma (Phone 405-382-3456).

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

 

 

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Verna

Choate

Verna Wayne Choate, age 66, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at his residence in Sasakwa.

He was born Feb. 26, 1943, in Jones, to Bonnie Leroy and Ruby (Mercer) Choate.

He married Melva Taylor June 10, 1991, in Taloga. He worked with International Union of Operating Engineer Local #627, in Tulsa, as heavy equipment operator.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife Melva, of the home; brother, Bob Choate, of Okemah; sister, Nancy George, of Ada; step-daughters, Sondra Gale Medley, of Sasakwa, Darla Curnutte, of Bellview, Texas; step-sons, Steve Medley, of Bellview, Texas and Jeffery Medley, of Sunset, Texas; fourteen grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and seven brothers.

No services are being held.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Joseph

Chupco

Longtime Seminole resident Joseph Michael "Joka" Chupco passed away on March 10, 2009 in Seminole, at the age of 36.

He was born on March 12, 1972, in Wewoka, to Wanda Chupco Fox.

He was a member of the Wewoka Indian Baptist Church and a member of the Seminole Nation Tribe.

He is survived by his mother, Wanda Chupco Fox, of Oklahoma City; grandmother, Juanita Chupco, of Seminole; three brothers, Kevin Fox, of Seminole, Scott Fox, of McAlester, and Tommy Chupco, of Shawnee; five nieces, Krysten, Leslyn, Hannah, Jenna and Chyna; and four nephews, Patrick, Cooper, Anthony and Colton. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and other family and friends.

Pallbearers will be: David Smith, Douglas Vreeland, David Chupco, James Proctor, Lance Taylor, Brian Harjo and Tony Jacene.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Little Quarsarty Church, in Cromwell.

Burial will follow at Little Quarsarty Church Cemetery, in Cromwell.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 100 W. Strothers Seminole, Oklahoma 74868

 

 

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Juanita

Chuco

Juanita (Buck) Chupco, 80 year-old, lifelong Seminole resident died Monday, June 1, 2009 at her home in Seminole. She was born Oct. 4, 1928 in Wewoka, to Marchee Buck and Lucy (Coker) Buck. Rev. C.W. Kinney baptized her on Sept. 12, 1941.

She married Louis Chupco on May 1, 1993 at the Wewoka Indian Baptist Church. He preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 2001.

Chupco was a homemaker and a member of the Little Quarsarty Baptist Church, in Cromwell.

She is survived by her sons, Joseph, David, Ricky and Terry Chupco all of Seminole, and Tommy Chupco of Oklahoma City; daughters, Shirley Proctor, of Bartlesville, June Billie, of Seminole, Dorothy Chupco, of Tecumseh, Wanda Fox, of Oklahoma City, and DeAnn Pierce of Moore; sisters, Martha Fairbanks, of Earlsboro, Ruby Coffman, of Tecumseh, and Sylvia Taylor of Wewoka, Oklahoma; 23 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and a host of other dear family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Louis Chupco; two brothers, Jimmie Lena, Sr. and David Buck; three sisters, Wanda Buck, Betty Lena and Edna Miller; and by one grandson, Joe Chupco.

 

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 5, 2009 at Little Quarsarty Church in Cromwell. Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery. Fred Lindsey and Eddie Joe Lindsey will officiate the service.

 

A wake service will be held Wednesday evening, June 3, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel at 6:30 p.m.; the body will be taken to the Church Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. and a wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m. at Little Quarsarty Baptist Church in Cromwell.

 

Casket Bearers will be: Walter Pierce, Ringo Garza, Lester Billie, Sr., Russell Wood, Jay Lena, Douglas Vreeland, Sr. and Bryan Harjo.

 

Honorary Bearers will be: Todd Maples, Robert Leitka, Barbara Berryhill and Carolyn Fish.

 

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

 

Funeral Information: June 5, 2009, 2:00 p.m.

Little Quarsarty Baptist Church in Cromwell, Oklahoma

Burial at Little Quarsarty Church Cemetery

 

 

Swearingen Funeral Home - 100 West Strothers Ave. - Seminole, Oklahoma 74868 (Phone 405-382-3456)

 

Legus Clark

Legus Clark, 71 year-old lifelong Seminole resident passed from this life Saturday, January 4, 2009 in Ada, Oklahoma. He was born January 28, 1937 in Seminole, Oklahoma to parents Wesley Clark and Lucy (Tiger) Clark.

Legus attended Carr City School and Pleasant Grove High School, in Seminole County before he entered the United States Navy on the battle ship the U.S.S. Noble from 1959 through 1963.

Legus pursued an education and vocation in printing at the Haskell Institute for two years. After graduation he worked as a printer for 20 years in various States including Colorado, California, Texas and Oklahoma.

He went on to work for the Seminole Nation in many different capacities, he retired from the Seminole Nation where her received the CHR of the year and CHR of the year at the State Conference twice, he the worked for the Seminole Nation Dialysis Center as well as the Elder Program at the Seminole Nation. Legus was currently working for the Seminole County Court House.

Legus was a member of the Tallahassee Presbyterian Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent for 15 years. Legus was also a deacon and a Bi-Lingual member.

Legus was also a representative for the Eufaula Band and served as Secretary for many years.

Attending sporting events to support the young people he knew was one of Legus’ favorite past times. He also enjoyed working in the yard and keeping busy.

Although Legus never married, he touched many lives and loved his family dearly. His survivors include three loving sisters, Rosetta Pebworth, of Seminole, Agnes Nero, of Seminole, and Ina Mae Queton, of Crowley, Texas. Legus also helped his sister Rosetta raise her children, Shane Pebworth, of Seminole, Wayne Pebworth, of Seminole, and Nicole "Nikki" Pebworth Chamberlain, of Vinita. Each of the nieces and nephews he helped raised also had children, their names are, Wesley, Justin, Thunder and Ky Pebworth, and Nash and Kamry Chamberlain.

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

Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church (located at 910 W. Wrangler Blvd.), in Seminole. Dr. Gene Wilson and Rev. Rick Harjo will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, in Seminole with Military Honors being provided by the Seminole Nation Honor Guard.

A wake service will be held Wednesday Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Casket Bearers will be: Kyle Robedeaux, Alde Robedeaux, Jason Jones, Hayden Jones, Greg Hardin and Warren Quenton.

Honorary Bearers will be: Wayne Wesley, Justin Pebwoth, Thunder Pebworth, Shane Pebworth, Ky Pebwoth, Mark Chamberlain and Nash Chamberlain.

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

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

 

 

 

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Ellen Cleaver

Ellen Mildred Cleaver passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at the age of 81, at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital, in Oklahoma City.

Services will be Saturday March 21, 2009 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, in Wewoka, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Ellen was the daughter of Frederick Franklin and Tillie Marie (Anderson) Young. She married J.B. "Jake" Cleaver December 22, 1950, in Ponca City, Okla. Ellen graduated from Central State College in Edmond, Okla. Ellen retired from Ardmore High School where she was a school teacher for many years.

Jake and Ellen have a son Dr. James Frederick and Wife Joanie Cleaver, of Oklahoma City and daughter Kay Lynn and Husband Greg Arbuckle, of Wewoka. She has three grandsons; James and wife Jennifer Cleaver, Jeff Cleaver and John Cleaver and three granddaughters; Janey Ellen Cleaver, Kaycie Arbuckle-Baxley and SSgt. Jonathon Baxley, and Amanda Arbuckle-Cellars and Terry Cellars, as well as two great-grandchildren.

Ellen was preceded in death by her parents along with brothers Tracy and Frank Young and a sister Marie Young-Shriver.

She is survived by her husband of the home, along with a brother Calvin Young, of Ponca City, Okla. and sister Bonnie Young-Fowler, of Lakeland, Fla.

Ellen enjoyed many years of singing in church choirs. She also enjoyed fishing and spending time with her beloved family.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and the American Alzheimer's Association in the name of Ellen and her family.

 

 

 

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David Cleveland

Former Seminole resident David Eugene Cleveland died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at his home in Fayetteville, Ark. He was born Nov. 30, 1952, to Claude and Eyalene (Ferguson) Cleveland, in Wewoka.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Gini Cleveland, of Fayetteville, Ark.; children, Charlotte and Brook Rust, of Berryville, Ark., Shawna and Amber Guthrie, of Bentonville, Ark., David Shawn Cleveland, of Clyde, Texas, and Morgan and Michael Straley, of Eureka Springs, Ark.; 15 grandchildren; sisters, Claudine Bellows, Teresa Cleveland, and Debbie Lupton, all of Moore, and Judy Hester, of Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents.

Pallbearers were: Jason, Brian, and Tyler Bellows, Shane Hester, Michael Straley, Ivory Johnson, Brook Rust, Johnathan Harjo, Merrick Sewell, and Stephen Straley

Services were conducted by Epting Funeral Home, of Bentonville, Ark., at New Hope Assembly of God Church, in Rogers, Ark. Burial was at Coffelt Cemetery, in Vaughn, Ark.

 

 

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Nadine Cline

Nadine Pearline (Bell) Cline, 86 year-old Seminole resident, passed from this life Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at Seminole Estates Care Center. She was born June 7, 1922, in the Panama Canal Zone, to parents Cecil Leonard Bell and Lucille (Carson) Bell.

Nadine married Donald Abraham Cline on June 12, 1960, in San Antonio, Texas. He preceded her in death, on April 1, 2003.

Nadine worked for the State of Oklahoma at "Girl’s Town" in Tecumseh, Oklahoma. Currently known as Central Oklahoma Juvenile Treatment Center or "COJAC". She retired from the State after many years of dedicated service.

She leaves to cherish her memory, three sons and daughter-in-laws, Ronald L. Lynton and his wife Loretta, of Alvin, Texas, Chester A. "Tony" Lynton and his wife Pricilla, of Clovis, N.M., and Mike Barrett and his wife Sherry, of Seminole; one brother and sister-in-law, Roy Leonard Bell and his wife Rosa, of Panama City, Panama; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jackie Cline and his wife Elaine, of Seminole; five grandchildren, Lester Lynton, Eddy Lynton, Kerry Barrett Peters, Heidi Lynton Aldridge and Kester Lynton; seven great grandchildren, Ashley, Cady, Jamitrice, Caleb, Whitney, Aundrea and Hannah.

Her parents; her husband, Donald Cline; twin infant sons; one brother, Jimmy Carson; and one sister, Ruth Bell, precede Nadine in death.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 at Immanuel Fellowship Church, on Hwy 3 North of Seminole. Pastor Tim Tate will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery North of Seminole on Hwy 377.

Casket Bearers will be Mike Barrett, Tony Lynton, Kerry Barrett Peters, Jason Peters, Eddy Lynton and Heidi Aldridge.

Honorary bearers will be Harlan Whitlock, Ronald Lynton, Colleen Frederick, Caleb Peters and Whitney Peters.

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

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

 

 

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Lucille Cloud

Lucille Bates Cloud, 88, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, in Norman. She was born Aug. 14, 1920, in Konawa, to Lillie Nona (Simpson) and Benjamin Harrison Bates. She graduated from Konawa High School in 1937 and from East Central University, in Ada, in 1941.

Upon graduation, she taught the business courses at Konawa High School. On July 14, 1945, she married Capt. Carl Everett Cloud and began her life as a military wife. She and her husband lived and raised a family in many states and overseas.

In order to keep up with her husband’s bountiful garden and fruit trees, she started canning, winning many ribbons for her labor.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Carl; and daughters, Carla Ellis and Teresa Cloud.

Preceding her in death are her son, Michael Dennis Cloud; her parents; sisters, Jewel Frances Archer and Dorotha Mae Coyle; and brothers, Gilbert Bates and Ray William Bates.

Graveside Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at Konawa Cemetery, in Konawa.

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

 

 

 

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Sam Cluck

Sam Allen Cluck was born February 21, 1918, to Samuel L. and Lilly Mae (Newberry) Cluck. He went home to meet his Savior on June 3, 2009.

Sam is survived by his wife, of 71 years, Nadean L. (Crow) Cluck of the home; one brother, J. L. Cluck, of Antioch, Calif.; three children, Gary Cluck and wife Barbara, of Montgomery, Texas, Ron Allen Cluck, of Wewoka, and Larry Cluck and wife Sonja, of McAlester; ten grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Preceding Sam in death were both of his parents; two sisters, Annie Cluck and Viola Griswold; and three brothers, Roy Cluck, Jesse Cluck, and Cecil Cluck.

Sam was a long time resident of Wewoka, where he graduated from high school, met an married the love of his life, Nadean, and raised his family.

Cluck served in the 45th Infantry Division as First Sergeant, Chief Warrant Officer, retiring as State Command Sergeant Major. Sam proudly served his country for 38 years in the military, dating back to 1935. During this time, Sam served in Word War II and in Korea. CSM Cluck was inducted into the Military Hall of Fame, in 2004, which is the highest honor an Oklahoma soldier can receive. He also was the recipient of many other awards, medals, honors and recognitions, too numerous to mention and was extremely proud of each one.

Few men have touched and shaped as many lives as Sam Cluck. Major General Bob Morgan once said, "If the only way to get a man to excel was for someone to chew him out, Cluck was the one who could do it. And if someone needed his morale build up to get him to excel, Sam was the one for the job." In a memento, Sam left behind, he wrote, "Just knowing that I was a part of so many peoples lives in my time here and having an opportunity to make a difference in their lives, is really a blessing."

Not only was he an exemplary military leader, he was an outstanding individual as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and Christian man. He loved his God. He loved his family. He loved his troops. They loved him. Our hero will be missed by all.

Services will be held on Saturday, June 6, at New Life Church, 121 W. 12th, in Wewoka, at 2 p.m., pastor Tommy Azlin is officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Chad Cluck cancer fund c/o Larry Cluck, 3354 Herford Hills Circle, McAlester, 74501 or to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

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Patsy Cochran

Funeral services for Patsy Annebelle Cochran are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole.

Pastor Brian Shirley is set to officiate. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery north of Seminole.

Cochran was born Oct. 18, 2008, in Shawnee, to Natika Ann Miles, and died Feb. 20, 2009, at the age of four months and two days.

She is survived by her mother Natika Ann Miles of Bowlegs; her grandparents Brian and Shauna Cochran and Kay Hasbell of Seminole; great-grandpartents Dave and Carolyn Cathey of Bowlegs, Pam and Dale Turley of Snowflake, Ariz., and great-grandfather Louie Richards of Seminole.

Pallbearers will be Austin Miles, Charles Miles, Jesey Miles, and Kassie Cochran. Honorary bearers are listed as Mikayla Cochran, Brian Cochran, Scott Cathey, and Tim Wood.

 

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Henry Coker

Henry Coker, Sr., age 71, died Sunday Feb. 1, 2009 at home surrounded by his family. He was born March 26, 1937 in Wewoka, to Tom and Helen (Larney) Coker. After serving his country in the Air Force, he worked as a truck driver.

Surviving him are his wife, Emma (Starr) Coker; sons, Lucas Coker, Henry Coker, Jr., Zane Lee Coker, William Phillips, Shannon Starr, and John Billie; daughters, Rachel Farani, Alvina Wallace, Madonna Williams, and Anjanette Coker; 20 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are his parents and son, Don Coker.

A wake service is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 at Shurden Funeral Home, in Henryetta. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday February 4, 2009 at Shurden Funeral Home. Reverend Houston Tiger will be officiating. Burial will follow at Thomas Family Cemetery.

 

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Helen Colbert

Helen Colbert, age 84, a lifelong Seminole county resident, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009 at Seminole Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 21, 1924, in Seminole, to John Wolf and Lizzie (Johnson) Kernel.

She graduated from Prairie View High School on May 21, 1943.

She was a homemaker and active in her church, the Wewoka Indian "Hill Top" Presbyterian, serving in several departments.

She married Robert Colbert, Sr. in the Colbert home.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Eugene, Simeon and Julius Kernell; and sisters Leister Fife, Lula Jones, Bessie Walker.

She is survived by her sons, Don Colbert, of El Reno, Robert Colbert, Jr., of Wewoka; daughter, Candy Palmore of Buna, Texas; brother, Bob Kernell, of Bowlegs; 7 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

Tuesday Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. she will be taken to her home for a wake service at 6p.m.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ed Jimboy officiating. Internment will follow at the Kernell Family 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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James

Coleman

James Ricky Coleman, of Seminole, died Saturday, Jan. 10, at Integris Baptist Hospital, in Oklahoma City.

He was born May 30, 1959, in Reedley, Calif., to James Clifton and Peggy Sue Coleman.

He married Donna Sue on July 2, 1977. They were married for over 20 years. Coleman was a lifelong driller and oilfield worker.

Surviving him are his children, Nora Stanfill and her husband Joe, James Coleman and his wife Meagan, Jessica Judeh and her husband Amjad, all of Seminole, and Courtney Coleman and her husband Raul, of Calif.; father and step-mother, James and Elizabeth Coleman; and 12 grandchildren.

Preceding him in death is his mother, Peggy Sue Coleman.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 17, at 12 p.m., at True Way of Life Church, off of Hwy. 9. Noel Sneed will officiate the service.

 

 

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Zenobia

Cone

Zenobia Elder Cone died Friday, Sept. 4, 2009. She was born January 26, 1914, to Edna ViVera and Walter Lee Elder. She attended Konawa schools graduating from Konawa High School as valedictorian in 1931. She attended Santa Ana Junior College, in Santa Ana, Calif., graduating in 1933. She returned to Ada, where she attended East Central State Teachers College in 1933 and 1934. For a time she was employed as a secretary by the Soil Conservation Service in Konawa and Oklahoma City.

In 1941 she married Vernon L. Cone. They made their home in Long Beach, Calif.

During the war years she was employed by Western Pipe and Steel Shipbuilding as secretary to the Director of Selective Service. This company built the Liberty ships during the war. Following her husband's death she moved to Oklahoma City where she was employed by the Indian Health Service Regional office in financial management cost accounting until her retirement in 1978.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She was a long time member of SL Lukc's United Methodist Church and a charter member of Epworth Villa Retirement Facility where she resided until her death.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Free to Live, Inc., P. O. Box 139972, Edmond, 73013 or American Cancer Society, 4323 N.W. 63rd, Suite 110. Oklahoma City, 73115

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 at Hahn-Cook/Street and Draper Chapel, 6600 Broadway Extension, Oklahoma City. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. at the Konawa Cemetery.

 

 

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Cambera

Conley

Cambera Juanita Michelle Hanks Conley, age 33, died Monday May 18, 2009, in Shawnee. She was born July 1, 1975 in Oklahoma City, to Winston Hanks and Linda Nowlin Hanks. She was a graduate of Sasakwa High School and later attended Wes Watkins Technology Center, in Wetumka, where she earned her Licensed Practical Nurse lisense. A former resident of Holdenville, Cambera moved to Shawnee in 2006.

She is survived by her children, Serenity Isaac, Michael, Jacob and Gabriel Conley; their father, Michael Conley; parents, Winston Hanks, of Atwood and Linda Hanks, of Shawnee; paternal grandmother, Juanita Bolinger, of Atwood; brothers, Lonnie Crouch, of Shawnee, Doug Crouch, of Bethany, Winston Hanks, Jr., of Oklahoma City, Zachariah Hanks, of Holdenville and Cody J. Hanks, of Gerty.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., on Friday, May 22, 2009 at Hudson-Phillips Chapel, 301 East Main, Holdenville. Lonnie Crouch will officiate. Internment will be at Blue Ridge Cemetery near Calvin under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Lonnie and Doug Crouch, Winston Jr., Zachariah, Cody Hanks and Greg Foster.

Honorary pallbearers are Frank and Jerre’ Foster and Paul Palmer.

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

 

Lee Conley

Lee (Sparkman) Conley, 94 year-old, Seminole resident passed from this life on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009 at her home in Seminole. She was born Oct. 1, 1914, in Lindsay, Oklahoma, to parents Thomas Lee Sparkman and Betty Pearl (Brookshere) Sparkman.

Lee graduated from New Lima High School in 1933 and remained an active member of the New Lima Alumni Association throughout her life.

Lee worked for the Department of Defense in Washington D.C. where she held many different positions, including Directorate of Programs. She retired from the Pentagon with 29 years of service in 1974.

She married Kenneth Conley on May 3, 1979 in North Platte, Nebraska. He preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1987.

Following her retirement and the death of her husband she returned to Seminole to be near her family. She loved to work in the yard and enjoyed her beautiful flowers. Lee was of the Baptist faith.

She leaves to cherish her memory her nieces and nephews; Jim and Rhonda Collier, David and Patty Austin, Tom and Charlotte Austin, Bob and Jeannie Austin, Steve Sparkman, Susan Alcorn Cossey, Gerald Wayne Alcorn, Betty and Kenny Lambrecht, Dal White, C. Kelley and Richard Black, Sharon Kelley and David Lankert, P.K. Martino, Tommy Gene and Tammy Austin, Mike and Lou Kelley; and many other great and great-great nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and dear friends including a special friend Virgil Lamastus.

Mrs. Conley is preceded in death by her parents Betty and Lee Sparkman; two brothers, Melvin and Bill Sparkman; five sisters, Grace Alcorn, Marie Austin, Flo Collier, Eileen Kelley, Thelma White; and by two beloved husbands, Jack Byrd and Kenneth Conley.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009 at the Community of Christ Church in Seminole. Freeman Whitlock and Carl Edgerton will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Casket Bearers will be: Kory Collier, Russell Collier, Tommy G. Austin, Caleb Austin, Chuck Austin and Robert Austin.

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

 

 

 

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Vera

Coombs

Longtime Seminole resident Vera Martha (Loyd) Coombs passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2008, at Integris Seminole Medical Center, at the age of 84.

She was born Nov. 26, 1924 in Pauls Valley, to Curtis Edward and Nellie Etta (Ward) Loyd.

She married Carl Coombs May 25, 1971, in Sapulpa. She worked at the convention desk at the Stardust, MGM and the Aladdin Hotel, in Las Vegas. She also worked a few years at the Seminole telephone office.

She graduated from Seminole High School, she was an avid golfer, a teamsters member, and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in Seminole.

She is survived by her husband Carl Coombs, of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Joe Edward "Ed" Parsons, of Richland, Wash. and Bruce and Debbie Thompson, of Salt Lake City, Utah; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda Ann Buck and husband Wayne, of Highland Ranch, Colo.; one sister and brother-in-law, Cottie and Emery McGruder, of Seminole; niece, Sandy "Tottie" Harber, of Seminole; and sister-in-law, Glenna Loyd Peek, of Englewood, Colo. She is also survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren and a host of other nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Curtis and Nellie Loyd; two husbands; one brother, C.E. Loyd; and one sister, Edita Shaw.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in Seminole, with son Bruce Thompson 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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Vama Coon

Vama "Bundy" Coon, 65 year-old lifelong Seminole County resident passed from this life Saturday, March 14, 2009 at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He was born April 10, 1943 in Hughes County, Oklahoma to parents Bennie Coon and Ella (Att) Coon.

Better known as "Bundy", he was a longtime faithful member and usher at Spring Baptist Church, near Sasakwa.

He was baptized by Pastor George Jesse on June 9, 1963. Bundy was faithful in church activities and made a point to sweep the walkways on Sunday mornings. Though limited by physical problems, he made a point to rake up the magnolia leaves and cones and considered that to be his job.

It gave him great joy when he was asked to ring the church bell or to take up the offering. He was always willing to do things the church asked him to do and it was with a great joy in his life to be at Church.

Another one of Bundy’s joys was watching his nieces and nephews play high school sports. He would often arrive at the ball games an hour or two early so he would not miss anything.

Survivors include seven brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnny Coon, of Seminole, Thomas and Trisha Coon, of Konawa, Joe and Mary Coon, of Konawa, Wallace Coon, of Konawa, Edmond and Barbara Coon, of Rochester Hills, Mich., Lee and Cindy McNeal, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Sarney and Janet Coon, of Riverside, Calif.; two sisters, Pauline Carpitcher and Abilene Fletcher, both of Oklahoma City; Bundy is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

Bundy was preceded in death by his parents and by two brothers Billy and Benjamin Coon.

A wake service was scheduled for 8 p.m., Monday March 16, 2009 at Spring Baptist Church, in Sasakwa, with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at Spring Baptist Church, in Sasakwa. Roger Streetman and Rev. Billy Joe Harjo will officiate. Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be: Joseph Coon, Jonathan Coon, Joshua Coon, Rico Coon, Brad Schoopman, Silas Welch, Derick Harjo and Johnny Coon.

Honorary Bearers will be: Leon Lusty, Josh Puntka, George Burgess, George Postoak, Herman Foster and Allen Foster.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, in Konawa. Phone 580-925-3252.

 

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Claude

Cornelison

Longtime Seminole resident Claude Cornelison, age 81, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009 at Seminole Medical Center.

Mr. Cornelison was born April 27, 1927, in Panhandle, Texas, to Hugh and Mae (Tunin) Cornelison. After his birth the family moved to California and at the age of 6, the family moved to Seminole.

Claude attended Seminole schools and graduated in 1946 from Seminole High School and attended one year at the University of Oklahoma.

Claude was co-owner of Cornelison Engine for many years until it closed in 1988. The oilfield maintenance company had been in business since the early 1930's. He was very active at his church and was the chairman of the building committee and trustees during the time of the building of the new First United Methodist Church.

Claude married Lola (Nease) Bronnenberg on March 17, 1984, at the First United Methodist Church, in Bowlegs, after the death of his first wife Pat.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lola Cornelison, of the home. He is also survived by children, Mike and Deborah Cornelison, of Ada, Mark Cornelison, of Checotah, Stephen and Elaine Bronnenberg, of Ada, Nancy and Larry Johnson, of Seminole, and Sharon and John Gamble, of Seminole; grandchildren; Eric Cornelison, of Tulsa, Jacob Seber, of W. Va., Michelle Cornelison, of Connecticut, J.D. and Andrea Johnson, of Seminole, Shelley and Eric Daniel, of Seminole, Josh Bronnenberg, Jackie and Robbie Lee and Jessica and Kevin Martinez, all of Ada, Emily and Aaron Bledsoe and Sara Langford, of Oklahoma City, and Jana Bronneberg, of Norman; thirteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Pat Cornelison; his parents; two brothers, Harvey and Red Cornelison; sister, Jean Parsons; and his daughter Susan Cornelison King.

Memorial Services are planned for Monday, Jan. 5, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, in Seminole with Rev. Gary Wilburn and David Karges officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church building fund, 910 West Wrangler Blvd., Seminole, Oklahoma 74868.

 

 

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Ann Cotton

 Former Wewoka resident Ann Rose Cotton, died Monday, August 10, 2009 at the Carlyle Healthcare Center in Carlyle, Ill., at the age of 77 years.

She was born on May 22, 1932 in Oklahoma City the daughter of O. B. and Edna (Melton) Cotton.

She is survived by a son: Beau Cotton of Carlyle; and two grandsons.

Cotton graduate from Wewoka High School in 1951, then attended and graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant.

During the 1960s, Cotton taught for Wewoka Public Schools.

While there she organized her singing groups, The Rythmettes and The Corelaires.

Cotton retired from the Carlyle Unit 1 School system in 1994 after 30 years of service.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Carlyle where she served as the Music Director for many years, a member of the Illinois Retired Teachers Association and had served on the Carlyle Cemetery Board.

She helped organize and served as the director of the 1st Christmas Cantada in Carlyle.

During her teaching career with the Carlyle School system she organized many singing groups, including the Cotton Pickers.
     A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Carlyle with Rev. Keith Michaels officiating.

In keeping with Ann’s wishes, private family committal services were held Wednesday at the Carlyle Cemetery.
     Friends may visit with the family at the First United Methodist Church in Carlyle on Saturday, August 22, 2009 from 9 to 11 a.m..

Memorial are suggested Heartland Hospice or to the First United Methodist Church and those will be received at the Frerker Funeral Home in Carlyle which is serving the family.

 

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Helen Cox

Former Cromwell resident Helen Pauline Cox, age 90, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, in Okemah.

She was born Nov. 27, 1918 in Locust Grove, to Lon Lee Berry and Ida Bell (Benton) Berry. She helped manage the family vegetable farm west of Okemah for over 55 years. After her husband Bob’s death in 199,1 and at the age of 74, she worked with the Okfuskee County Health Department through the Experience Works Program (formerly Green Thumb). She worked with this program for over 10 years before leaving due to her health. She and H.V. Bob Cox were married Aug. 28, 1937.

She is survived by her son, Robert Cox, of Cromwell; daughters, Ann Hawkins, of Henryetta, Kay Webb, of Okemah, Sue Beets, of Okemah, Joanie Leonard, of Eagletown; and Cecelia Taylor, of Mason; brother, Doyle E. Berry, of Moore; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband; parents, son, Gary W. Cox; brother, Lee Roy Berry; sister, Ethel C. Poulter; infant sister; and grandson, David Cox.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Castle Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the Schoolton Cemetery, in Seminole County.

Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Rev. Mike Lewis and assisted by Rev. Donald Walker.

Online condolences may be made at www.parksbrothersfuneralhome.com.

 

Wilma Cox

Wilma Garnett Cox, 91, longtime Seminole resident went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 3, 2009. Wilma was born at home in the Little, Oklahoma community on October 18, 1917 to pioneer Parents Lawrence B. and Edna (Oliver) Aylor.

She graduated from Prairie Valley High School in Seminole County, in 1935. She graduated from Shawnee Business School and worked for the Pottawatomie County Election Board and several attorneys as a stenographer.

Wilma was a longtime member of the Church of Christ in Seminole, Oklahoma. She was a fabulous cook and entertainer. She loved to cook for large family gatherings and her church family. She was an excellent pie baker.

Wilma was a member of the Shawnee Wunagiza Chapter of the D.A.R. She also loved her hobby of flower growing. Wilma was a member of the National Judges Council and the Redbud Unit of the Shawnee Garden Council. She loved iris judging and growing along with fancy day lilies and a variety of flowers. She loved nature in general. Wilma enjoyed scattering wild flower seeds along the highways and roadways around Seminole.

Wilma married J.W. "Jim" Cox on December 24, 1938 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Mr. Cox preceded her in death on March 24. 1990. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Susan L. Wilcox on March 27, 1982, one brother Charles L. Aylor and one sister Doris M. Elick.

Wilma is survived by brother and sister-in-law John and Beverly Aylor, of Shawnee, Oklahoma; sister and brother-in-law Ruth and Herman Guin, of Shawnee, Oklahoma; sister and brother-in-law June and Bill Hart of Ada, Oklahoma.

She is survived by her children; daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Mike Knowles, of Seminole, Oklahoma; daughter and son-in-law, Frances and D.E. "Skip" Dolan, of Shawnee, Oklahoma; son and daughter-in-law, James David and Johnna Kay Cox, of Seminole, Oklahoma; six grandchildren and two step grandchildren, Tim, Randy and Cindy Wilcox, Jeff, Bill and Greg Knowles, and Mike and Duane Dolan; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at the Church of Christ, in Seminole, on Highway 377 North, with Chris Stinnett officiating. Burial will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole, Oklahoma. Casket bearers will be her grandsons.

The family would like to thank Dr. Stephen Feuerborn, the staff at Seminole Integris Medical Center, Heartland Hospice and Rose Manor Nursing Home for their care.

The family also wishes to celebrate her life, please plant a tree in her memory.

Messages of Condolences may be made on line at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

 

Cox

Ruby Coy

Seminole Ruby Jane (Loudermilk) Coy, age 85, died Thursday, May 14, 2009 at Integris Seminole Medical Center.

Coy was born Oct. 9, 1923 in Keota, to Walter O. and Myrtle (Bowers) Loudermilk. She spent most of her life in Keota eventually moving to Shawnee, and in 1986 she moved to Seminole. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ of Seminole.

In 1954 she married Holbart Coy, in Keota.

She is survived by her son, Kenny Ray Coy, of Galien, Mich.; daughter Myrtle Wylie, of Seminole; sister, Opal Delsigne, of Hazel Park, Mich.; 8 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Holbert "Clint" Coy; brothers, Ethro, Lynn, and Bob Loudermilk; and sister, Helen Chele.

Memorial Services for are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009 at the Church of Christ at Little, with Rusty Dawson officiating.

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

 

 

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Georgia

Crane

Georgia Belle Crane, age 83, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, in Holdenville.

She was born June 9, 1926, in Wetumka to Roy Jewel and Marry Maude Jones Kirkpatric. She was a graduate of Holdenville High School where she earned the distinction of being Holdenville’s first girl baton twirler and was chosen Homecoming Queen, in 1943.

On Jan. 4, 1948, she married Frank Crane, in Holdenville, and the couple made their home there. She retired as District Court Reporter and sang in the Holdenville Girls Quartet. She was a member of the Friday Night Bridge Club and was active for years at swimming and dancing. She served as Den Mother to the Boy Scouts and was a Homeroom Mother and s member of the PTA.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Colonel Roy Allen.

She is survived by her husband, Frank, of the home; and children, Roy Frank Crane, of Seminole and Karen Ruth Crane, of Norman.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at Hudson-Phillips Chapel with Reverend Tom Frase officiating. She will be laid to rest at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Coley Cravens

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Coley Evelean (Grant) Cravens, are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Monday, August 3, 2009, at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka.

Lee Wayne Fowler will officiate.

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

Cravens died Thursday, July 30, 2009 at the Wewoka Nursing Center at the age of 91.

She was born on April 21, 1918 to Jefferson Lee Grant and Rosie (Schribner) Grant in Monette, Ark.

She married Robert Edward "Finis" Cravens on June 18, 1935 in Calvin.

He preceded her in death on July 2, 2003. Also preceding her in death are her parents, three sisters, and four brothers.

Cravens worked at Big Yank in Wewoka as an inspector for a number of years.

During her spare time, she loved to quilt, garden, and spend time with her family and friends. She was of Baptist faith.

Cravens is survived by two daughters, Betty Lou Moreland and Evelyn Meeks, both of Wewoka; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren.

An online guest book is available at philipsfuneralservice.com.

 

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Donnie

Crawford

Donnie Ray Crawford, 71, longtime Seminole resident died Sunday, November 1, 2009 at Integris Seminole Medical Center. Donnie was born October 31, 1938 in Seminole, Oklahoma, to Frank and Frankie (Nall) Crawford.

Donnie grew up in Seminole where he attended and graduated from Seminole High School. He joined the U.S. Army and served his tour of duty in Germany; he was honorably discharged as a Private First Class. Donnie lived and worked in Texas after his service time and moved back to Seminole in 1990. Donnie loved the outdoors; he especially loved fishing and hunting, and his special dog. He was very fond of his grandchildren and loved them very much.

Donnie was an oilfield executive with Drilco of Midland, Texas from 1962 to 1984 and for Tom Brown Oil Co. in Midland, Texas from 1984 to 1990.

He married Gloria Henry in Van Buren, Arkansas, on November 12, 1999.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria Henry Crawford, of the home; three daughters, Lisa and David Davey, of San Diego, California, Erika Crawford of New York City, New York, and Lori Zinnicker, of Austin, Texas; his stepchildren, Chris and Dana Wood, of Claremore, Oklahoma and Jennifer and Travis Caresia, of Choctaw, Oklahoma; two brothers, Ronnie Crawford and his wife Roxie, of Wichita, Kansas, and Dale Crawford and his wife Jo, of Grand Prairie, Texas; four sisters, Ramona Kring and Husband Terry, of Norman, Oklahoma, Gail Bonebrake and husband Steve, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Wanda Schreiner, of Norman, Oklahoma, and Joyce Castor of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren, Marshall Beddoe, of San Francisco, California, Mitchell Beddoe, of San Diego, California, and Madeline Beddoe, of Santa Barbara, California, Tobin Zinnicker, of Austin, Texas, Alex and Olivia Wood, of Claremore, Raymond Lormer, of Claremore, Oklahoma, and Abbie Caresia, of Choctaw, Oklahoma.

Three brothers George, G.R. and James Crawford and a sister Leona Crawford Scott, preceded him in death.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the First Baptist Church, in Seminole with Dr. Tommy Clark officiating. Military honors will follow with burial at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Rick Withrow, Raymond Lormer, Bennie Caresia, Travis Caresia, Chris Wood, Kyle Kring, Terry Schreiner and Carl Schreiner, III. Honorary Bearers will be John Zinnicker, Marshall Beddoe, Mitchell Beddoe and Alex Wood.

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

 

 

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Lila Crisenberry

Seminole resident Lila Mae Crisenberry, age 75, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, in Oklahoma City.

She was born Feb. 19, 1934, in Arosa, Calif., to Carl James Coons and Lela (Hoover) Coons. She married Floyd L. Crisenberry on Aug. 26, 1950, in Reno, Nev. and the couple lived for a number of years in Allen. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her sons, Floyd Crisenberry, of Seminole, and Jim Crisenberry, of Allen; brother, Billy Coons, of Caldwell, Idaho; seven grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers; and one sister.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at Allen Cemetery, in Allen, under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Betty Crowe

Betty L. Crowe, age 59, of Cherokee, Kan., died at 6:15 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at the St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., following a lengthy illness.

She was born March 25, 1950 in Bakersfield, Calif., to Claude Long and Beulah (Hall) Long. She lived in Cherokee, Kan. for the last five years, moving from Columbus. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in Scammon, Kan.

She married Donald Crowe in Dec. of 1995, in Columbus.

She is survived by her sons, William Smith, of New Lima and Robert Smith, of Seminole; brother, James Long, of Wolf; sisters, Peggy Russell, of Holdenville, Janey Johnson, of Marshfield, Wis., Debbie Bennett, Nora Hoover, Mary Long, all of Cherokee, Kan., Nancy Plumley, of Shawnee, Sheila Whittenburg, and Kathy Frasher, both of Cherokee, Kan; ten grandchildren; and one great granddaughter.

She is preceded in death by her father; husband, Donald Crowe; and sister, Alice Goodnight.

A memorial service was scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church, in Scammon, Kan.

Services were under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Chapel, in Joplin, Mo.

 

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Irene

Cummings

Graveside Services for Wewoka resident Irene Fay Cummings, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009 at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Dan Factor officiating, and assisted by grandsons-in laws Lester Williams and Curtis Cox.

She was born June 27, 1922 in Downey Mills, Texas to Charles Esrum Browning and Maudey Frankie Boyd Browning.

She married Benjamin Cummings Jan. 8, 1944 in Wewoka. To this union two children were born.

Cummings worked at Big Yank Clothing Factory for a number of years as a seamstress. Prior to that, she went to Nursing School.

Surviving her are her daughter, Myrtle Green, of Holdenville; son, James Cummings, of Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Ben, and sister Ginger Omie Mandrell.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

A guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneralservices.com.

 

 

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Pearl Curry

Pearl Mattenlee Curry, age 95, longtime Seminole resident went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 in Oklahoma City. Pearl was born Dec. 14, 1913 in Keifer, to Ed and Bertie(McCullen) Hardin.

Mrs. Curry owned Curry-Hardin Furniture and Gifts in Seminole for many years and retired in May of 1985.

Mrs. Curry was very active in the First United Methodist Church where she was a longtime member. She was a member of the Wedding Ring Class and UMW, a Campfire Leader, Sunday School Teacher and a member of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Curry married Tony E. Curry, Sept. 10, 1931 in Marietta. Tony preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1980.

Mrs. Curry is survived by four daughters: Norma June Nease, of Oklahoma City, Billie Ann Minihan, of Shawnee, Mary Lee Crenshaw, of Seminole, and Toni Lynn Lee, of Oklahoma City. She is also survived by one sister, Verba Krasowski, of Shawnee. Mrs. Curry is survived by five grandchildren: Thomas Michael Minihan, Amy Hill, R.B. Bruce, Stephanie Jackson, Stacy Ezell and by 4 great grandchildren: Braden Starcher, Krissy Starcher, Erin Hill and Benjamin Jackson.

Mrs. Curry was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Tony, by brothers Bert and Steve Hardin, sister Anna Mae Evans and by two stepsons Donald and Bill Curry.

Funeral services for Mrs. Curry are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church of Seminole with Pastor Gary Wilburn officiating and assisted by Pastor Nicholas Jackson. Internment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens of Seminole, Oklahoma.

Serving as casket bearers are James Evans, Edward Hardin, Johnny Lewis, Wesley Hill, Charles Krasowski and Walter Hardin.

Messages of condolences may be sent to swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

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Inez Daniel

Inez Ross Daniel, 84 year-old, Wetumka resident and former Seminole resident passed from this life Friday, March 6, 2009 in Wetumka, Oklahoma. She was born July 24, 1924 in Wetumka, Oklahoma to parents W.D. Hulstine and Nellie (Bond) Hulstine.

Inez married her first husband James A. Ross in 1940 he preceded her in death in 1968. She later married Jep Daniel in 1972 and he preceded her in death in 1999.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and William B. Grubbs, Jr., of Pascagoula, Miss.; two sisters, Ruby Jones, of Richardson, Texas and Clarice Snell, of Wetumka, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Marlene Belton, Shonda McGuire, William "Sonny" Grubbs and Tamara Ross; six great-grandchildren, Haley Belton, Kordel Ross McGuire, Ashleigh Ross, Zack Hamilton, Laney Grubbs and Landry Grubbs; Inez is also survived by a host of other family and friends.

Inez is preceded in death by her parents, two husbands; one son, James "Smiley" Ross; three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole, Oklahoma. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Wetumka Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be: Bobby Bush, Jim Nolen, Arlie Nolen, Rooster Hardin, Tony Peters and Andy Johnson.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be: Jep Daniel, Jack Daniel and Lance Daniel.

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

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

 

 

 

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R.B. Daniels

R.B. Daniels, age 83, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, at his home, in Wewoka. He was born June 16, 1926, in Seminole, to Henry Daniels and Mamie Noble Daniels.

He was a Seminole Tribal member and a member of Mekusukey Band.

R.B. is survived by his daughters, Donetta Madkins, of Chicago, Ill., Kay Lynn Daniels, of Wewoka, and May Zetta Hall, of Grand Prairie, Texas; daughter-in-law, Inez Daniels, of Bakersfield, Calif.; son-in-law, Billy Hall, of Prairie, Texas; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Theodore McDonald, of Wewoka; uncle, Rev. Matt Noble, of Las Vegas, Nev.; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Daniels and Mamie Noble Daniels.

Wake services for R.B. Daniels are scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Dan Factor and Rev. Houston Tiger officiating.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 2, at St. Paul's Baptist Church, in Wewoka, with Rev. R.V. Woods officiating and burial to follow at Noble Family Cemetery, in Wewoka.

A guest is available at wwwphillipsfuneralservice.com

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

 

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Wilford

Daniels

Seminole resident Wilford C. Daniels, age 86, died Nov. 2, 2009, in Shawnee.

He was born Oct. 16, 1923, in Hennessey, to Clarence and Bernice (Fee) Daniels. He married Emma (De Buck) on Nov. 20, 1973. She preceded him in death.

He moved to Seminole from San Francisco, Calif., where he was a bus operator. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Seminole, and was also a member of the Primetimers at First Baptist Church. He served in the United States army during WWII.

He is survived by his sisters; Opal Riggin, of Owasso, and Zella Reagan, of Conroe, Texas; brother, Wayne Daniels, of Enid; step-daughter, Shirley Green, of California.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Interment will follow in Dover, Oklahoma.

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

 

 

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Beth Davis

Beth (Nutter) Davis, 63, longtime Seminole resident, left this life to go home on Tuesday, July 21, 2009, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Beth was born December 20, 1945 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Jess and Corene (Gibson) Nutter.

Beth married Jeff Davis, of Little, on April 3, 1969, in Little and they made their home in the Little community for the past 40 years.

Beth was a schoolteacher all of her working life. She touched and helped many people while teaching English and French, at Shawnee High School, Strothers High School, and Seminole High School. Beth was a former member of the Seminole County Retired Teachers Association and the O.E.A. Beth also loved to quilt and sew in her leisure time. She was a longtime member of the Church of Christ, in Little, and she spent many hours helping keep records for the Little Cemetery.

During her retirement Beth spent as much time as possible keeping up with all her family and network of friends, always offering encouragement and a little advice. She spent countless hours delving into the past while possessing a great enjoyment for genealogy. She left a lasting legacy for her family and extended family with all of her research.

Beth was well loved and will be greatly missed by many.

Beth is survived by her husband, Jeff Davis, of the home in Little; two sons, Owen Davis and David, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, and Jesse and Lesley Davis, of Pryor, Oklahoma; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sue and Dale Streater, of Sapulpa, Oklahoma and Kaye and Jimmie Allen, of Jones, Oklahoma; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Donna Nutter, of Seminole, Oklahoma; and a host of nieces, nephews and special friends.

Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 24, 2009 at the Church of Christ, in Little, Oklahoma. Rusty Dawson will be officiating the service. Men of the Church of Christ, in Little, will be casket bearers.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Oklahoma. Messages of condolence may be made online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Bob Davis

Bob F. Davis, 69, longtime Seminole businessman died Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at his home in Seminole after a seven month battle with cancer. Bob was born August 15, 1939, in Tecumseh, Oklahoma to Robert F. and Iva Inez (Campbell) Davis.

Bob grew up in Shawnee, Oklahoma and attended Shawnee Schools. Bob graduated in 1958 from Shawnee High School and celebrated his 50th class reunion this past fall, of 2008.

After high school he joined the U.S. Army where he served and attained the rank of Specialist 4th class. Upon completion of his service to our country Bob attended Southeastern State University, in Durant, Oklahoma where he attended for three years, and was a member of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity.

Bob married Jary Carol Kinkade, on August 15, 1965 at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The couple moved to Seminole in 1971.

Since moving to Seminole Bob began working in the family business at L & L Jewelry and Music, in Seminole, where he was co-owner and operator for many years. Bob has been very active in civic and community affairs. Bob was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Seminole, and participated in the Adult D Couples Sunday School Class.

He was active in Seminole High School Booster Club where he served as President three times and active in the baseball and softball associations, in Seminole. Bob was a member of the Seminole Masonic Lodge and was a Shriner. Bob was a former administrator and member of Citizen Potawatomi Tribe, in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Bob is survived by his wife, Jary Davis, of the home, in Seminole; one son and daughter-in-law, Todd Alan and Darana Davis; of Seminole; and one daughter and son-in-law, Ashley Milon and Jerry O'Steen, of Shawnee, Oklahoma; and four grandchildren, Kade Davis and Kash Davis, of Seminole, Shelby O'Steen and Connley O'Steen, of Shawnee, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Kenneth Gene McGowan.

Services are planned for 2 p.m. Monday, June 8, 2009 at the First Baptist Church, in Seminole, Oklahoma with burial at Resthaven Memorial Park, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Dr. Kelvin Moseley and Dr. Tommy Clark will officiate.

Casket Bearers will be: David Qualls, Don Brewington, Larry Barnes, Hilton Melot, Jim Smith, Richard Johnson, Gene Bruno, Jerry Jennings, Don Pate and Bill Goodall.

Honorary Bearers: Rick Buck, Terry Fletcher, Jeff James, Brandon Moreland, Don Keeton, Mike Snyder, George Van Wagner, Paul Wahlquist, Larry Ward, Ted Wernick

Services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 100 West Strothers, Seminole, Oklahoma 74868. 405-382-3456

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Bob to the First Baptist Church "Bridge Fund", 420 Reid Street, Seminole, Oklahoma 74868.

Messages of condolences may be made online at: www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

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Leroy Davis

Leroy (Rusty) Gene Davis, age 68, of Seminole, died Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, at Mercy Hospital, in Oklahoma City. He was a member of Rewalke Band.

Davis was born Nov. 28, 1940, in Seminole, to Nessie Tiger and Amos Davis. He attended Sequoyah Boarding School and graduated in 1960.

He was a member of the National Guard for three years and discharge in 1963.

On Sept. 2, 1972 he married Dorothy Brown, in Seminole.

He was a member of Tallahassee Presbyterian Church, in Seminole and worked for Higgins and Sons until he suffered a stroke, in 1993.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Davis, of the home; daughter, Erica Madden, of Seminole; sons, Joel Davis, Siah Davis, Timothy Davis, and Chris Daniels, all of the home; 11 grandchildren; sisters, Seenora Tiger and Nancy Harjo, of Seminole, and Leafa Tiger, of Konawa.

Preceding him in death are his parents; daughter, Crystal Davis; sisters, Flora Daniels, Clara Tiger and Waymena McGirt.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Wolf, Ron Daniels, Leo Moppin Jr., Buddy Harjo Jr., Trey Colbert, and Joshua Alsip.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Isaac Harjo, Cory Madden, Adam Tanyan, Daniel Tanyan, and Adolph Harge Jr.

Wake services are scheduled for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at Tallahassee Presbyterian Church, in Seminole.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at Tallahassee Presbyterian Church, in Seminole, with interment at Tallahassee Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Rev. Edwin Jimboy officiating and assisted by Pastor Robert Kernal.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

 

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Mark Davis

Longtime Seminole resident Mark Wayne Davis died Feb. 21, 2009 in Oklahoma City, at the age of 36.

He was born Sept. 14, 1972, in Sherman, Texas to Ralph and Opal (Blevins) York.

He graduated from Varnum High School in 1991 and worked at Wal-Mart as a stocker. He was an artist and painted and sketched.

He is survived by his mother and father, Ralph and Opal York, of Seminole; life partner, Ron Vaughn, of the home; brothers, William Gentry, of Brownwood, Texas, Phillip Gentry and George Gentry, of Tyler, Texas and Sam Gentry, of Dallas, Texas, Michael York and Clarence York, both of Tahlequah, John Padilla, of Shawnee and Thomas York, of Seminole; sisters, Judy Harrington, of Maud, Sam Waltman, of Tahlequah, and Tina York of Houston, Texas.

A private family memorial service is scheduled.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Davis memory to Swearingen Funeral Home, 100 W. Strothers, Seminole, 74868 to help with funeral expenses and medical research.

 

 

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Anna

Deatherage

Lifelong Seminole resident Anna Ruth Deatherage passed away on Monday, March 23, 2009, in Seminole, at the age of 59.

She was born on August 2, 1949 in Seminole to Noel and Almira (Moppin) Deatherage.

She was a member of the Temple of Praise Church, Seminole. She graduated from Pleasant Grove High School, and was a member of the Seminole Nation Tribe.

She enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with family and friends. Her door was always open for friends and family that she cared for and for those in need.

She is survived by her son, Brandon Deatherage, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; daughter, Kelly Deatherage, of Seminole; three brothers, Dickie Deatherage, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, Jimmy Deatherage, of Seminole, Oklahoma and Willis Deatherage, of McAlester, Oklahoma; and sister, Deanie Anderson, of Seminole, Oklahoma. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Britton Metcalf, Elon Metcalf, Kelon Chandler, Jevon Chandler, Alisha Deatherage, Destiny Hill, Jordan Barnett, Mayci Chupco and Cade McCoy.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Noel and Almira Deatherage and two brothers, Johny and Larry Deatherage.

Wake services will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2009 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2009 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Frank Moppin and Dorsey Nero officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, Little, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be Paul Kennedy, Lee Rose, Don Rose, John Wood, Jaymie Self and Mike Patton. Honorary Bearers will be Kenneth Johnson, Kevon Chandler, Jr., Allan Hulbutta, Greg Chandler and Elon Metcalf

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

Amelia Deer

Lifelong Seminole resident Amelia Madeline Deer, age 72, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, at Integris Seminole Medical Center. She was born March 6, 1937, in Seminole, to Rev. Willie and Winey (Johnson) Haney.

She was a longtime director of the Seminole Nation Older American Program and after retirement she was primarily a homemaker. She was a graduate of Strother High School and was a member of the Hitichitee Methodist Church where she served as an Elder and Women’s leader of the church. She also served as church treasurer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Deer; parents; and brothers, Woodrow, Sam, Warren, Robert and Ernie Haney.

She is survived by her sons, Ricky Deer and Daryl Deer, both of Oklahoma City, and Joel Deer, of Tulsa; daughters, Melissa Deer, Georgetta Goins and Cheri Deer, all of Seminole; brother, Jerry Haney, of Shawnee; sisters, Lorene Tiger, of Shawnee, Ruth Heddinger, of Tulsa, and Madeline Amos, of Eufaula; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.

Wake services are scheduled for 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole, following the wake service she will be taken to the church for an all night wake service. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at Hitchitee Methodist Church with burial at the Hitchitee Church Cemetery. Rev. Dave Long, Jr. and Rev. Mike Harjo will officiate the services. She will be taken to Hitchitee Methodist Church after the wake services on Tuesday night for all night wake.

Casket bearers will be: David Deer, Daryl Deer, Jr., Cory Deer, Chris Wassana, Nathan Deer, Darren Fixico, Tyler Combs and Kalone Blackwell.

Honorary bearers will be: Danny Frank Goins, Lorne Fixico, Caiden Deer, Porter Wassana, Cameron and Christian Amos, Michael Haney and Kevin Heddinger.

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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Sammie

Dennie

Sammie Lee Dennie, age 59, a lifetime resident of Konawa, died Friday, April 10, 2009.

She was born Dec. 15, 1949, in Oklahoma City, to Robert E. Dennie and Audrey Ava Marie (Sharp) Dennie. She graduated from Konawa High School, in 1969, and she received a BS HIM in Health Information Management from East Central University, in Ada, in 2006.

She is survived by her father, Robert E. Dennie, of Konawa; brothers, Danny C. Dennie, of Omaha, Neb. and Randy E. Dennie, of Lamar; and sister, Rhonda Godwin, of McLoud.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Audrey "Priss" Dennie and her grandparents.

Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, April 14 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Konawa. Rev. Tim Emmons, Pastor of First Baptist Church, in Prague, will officiate.

Pallbearers are Jim Sharp and nephews, Brien, Patrick and Michael Lemmings, and Ashton and Robert Dennie, and niece, Alicia Dennie.

 

 

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Edward

Dennis

Shawnee resident Edward R. Dennis, 81, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at his home.

He was born April 22, 1927, in Ada, Oklahoma to James M. and Blanche E. (Rice) Dennis and attended Ada Public Schools.

He served in the United States Army directly after World War II in the occupational division.

On Sept. 25, 1948 he married Thekla T. Habereder, in Amberg, Germany.

He received his real estate license and made a home in Roseville, Calif., where he and Thea started their family. Later they moved to Oklahoma where Ed was a homebuilder and farmer until his retirement. Then they made their home in Harlingen, Texas until October 2008, when they moved to Shawnee to be close to family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, five sisters and a son Karl N. Dennis.

He is survived by his wife, Thekla Dennis, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Paula Dennis, of Seminole; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Ed Kurth, of Oklahoma City and Bonnie and Tommy Taylor, of Shawnee; grandchildren, Jeremy Dennis, of Seminole, Deena Self, of Sapulpa, Jamie Dennis, of Seminole, Nicole Massey, of Oklahoma City, Zack Taylor, of Shawnee, Jessica Taylor, of Norman, Amber Van Brunt and Kraig Van Brunt, both of Shawnee, and Jamie Adams, of Sasakwa; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements have been made for cremation with Cooper Funeral Home and the family will have a memorial service at the gravesite at a later date.

Special thanks go out to Angelic Hospice. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Angelic Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

 

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Eileen

Deshields

Maud resident Eileen Vern Deshields, age 77, passed away at her residence, surrounded by loved ones, Monday, April 6, 2009 after a long battle with cancer.

Funeral services are under the direction of Stout Phillips Funeral Home and scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2009 at Highway Baptist Church, in Little. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate and interment will be at Little Cemetery.

She was born October 2, 1931, in Okemah, to Mack Allen and Bessie (Smith) McCrary. She worked for Big Yank as a seamstress for a number of years.

Eileen and Howard Kenneth Deshields were married January 7, 1994, in Cromwell. He preceded her in death October 18, 2004.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, in Cromwell. She had a love for quilting and crocheting and helping other family members, they were first and foremost.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband; brothers, Paul McCrary and Lester McCrary; sisters, Opal Shyrock and June Stinnett; and son Calvin Loyle Pyle.

Survivors include her children, Karen and husband Daniel Ellison, of, North Pole Alaska, Betty and husband Don Brooks, of Maud, Leslie and husband George Nuckolls, of Seminole, Doyle and wife Rebekah Pyle, of Clare, Michigan, Robert Azlin, of Sayre, and daughter-in-law, Gina Pyle, of Maud; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Leonard and wife Trudie McCrary, of Dallas, Texas, sister, Nola Barnett, Harrison, of Arkansas, Maxine and Dan Zaffuto, of Tulsa, Betty Keske, of Tulsa; numerous other friends and relatives and loved ones; and special friends Milfred and Connie Pyle, of Kinta.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Phyllis

Devore

Phyllis Imogene "Jean" Devore, 84, of Cushing, died Wednesday, March 18, 2009, in Cushing.

She was born July 7, 1924, in Marietta, to Sam Houston Randolph and Jessie Lee (Cox) Randolph. She attended grade school in Marietta and she graduated from High School in Wilson. She married Hugh Devore Oct. 4, 1943 in Miami.

Devore was employed by Parks Drug Pharmacy, in Seminole, until she moved with her husband, to Cushing in 1976.

She was a member of the Church of Christ, in Seminole.

She is survived by her husband, Hugh Devore, of Cushing; son, Terry Devore, of Broken Arrow; daughters, Saundra Manzer and Dianne Murray, both of Stillwater; seven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, George Randolph, Aubia Randolph, and Woodrow Randolph; and three sisters, Ethel Heaton, Ruby Dodd, and Ruth Pritchard.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at Fairlawn Cemetery, in Stillwater with Dr. Lee Manzer officiating. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Alzheimer's Association, Oklahoma and Arkansas Chapter, 6465 S. Yale Ave., #312, Tulsa, 74136.

Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com.

 

 

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Robert Dial

Wewoka resident, Rob Lee Dial, age 88, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, in Wewoka.

Dial was born April 15, 1920, in Seminole County, to Rayford and Roxie Dial.

He was in the United States Army. He was a member of St. Matthews Baptist Church, serving as an usher.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Doretha Sneed, Virginia Simpson, and Selina Mayes.

Services are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at Macedonia Baptist Church, in Wewoka, with Rev. Larry Payne officiating. Interment will follow at Sowatske Cemetery, in Seminole.

Services are under the direction of Myers Mortuary, of Wewoka.

Dorothy

Dicketts

Wewoka resident Dorothy Lee Watters Dicketts passed from this life peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009 at her home. "She is where she worked all her life to be, in the arms of the Lord," says Kim Anh Able, granddaughter.

Dorothy was born to Charles Morgan and Lizzie Sharpe Watters on March 19, 1930, in Sasakwa, Oklahoma. Dorothy later married the love of her life, Ralph W. Dicketts on Aug. 15, 1958 in Holdenville, Oklahoma. The couple made their home in Wewoka and raised two children together.

Dorothy was a dedicated Christian, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend to many.

Dorothy proudly devoted 43 years of her life as a nursing assist at Wewoka Nursing Center. She also provided loving care to the residents at Oakridge Home.

Dorothy was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was an ideal caregiver. Her hugs resolved worries and her sweet disposition, gentle nature and shy but contagious smile endeared her to everyone she met.

Dorothy is survived by two children, Jeannie Le and husband Ken, of Wewoka and Tim Dicketts and wife Desera, of Farmington, Ill.; and her favorite canine companion Little Bit. "Nan" is also survived by five granddaughters: Kim Anh Able and husband Micah, of Wewoka, Khanh Le of Stillwater, Mai Le of, Wewoka, Mallorie and Carlye Dicketts, of Farmington, Ill. Dorothy is also survived by one sister Pearlie Davis, of Wewoka, a host of nieces, nephews and a special friend, Dana Roulston, of the Caring Connection, Wewoka.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Lizzie Watters; husband, Ralph Dicketts; brother, Alvie Watters; sisters, Ocie Davis, Jewel Partain, Jessie Choate, and Sadie Watters.

Services will be held at the First Assembly of God, Wewoka, Oklahoma on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 2 p.m. under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

A guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

 

 

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Dorothea

Dickson

Seminole resident Dorothea Kaye Dickson, age 51, died Thursday, June 18, 2009, at Norman Regional Hospital.

She was born June 28, 1957 in Guthrie, to Russell and Isabella Foutz.

Dickson was a housewife and a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, of Wewoka. She moved to Seminole from Texas.

She married James Dickson in Ada, Sept. 4, 1997.

She is survived by her husband, of the home; sons, Jason Gallardo, of Houston, Texas, Brian Gallardo, of Oklahoma City, and Casie Gallardo and Cody Gallardo, both of the home.

A private family memorial service will be held in her memory at a later date.

Condolences to the family many be sent to www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

Mark Dixon

Mark Lee Dixon, age 47, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at his home in Asher.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Konawa. Chris Carter will officiate.

Dixon was born on Sept. 22, 1961, in Wewoka, to Berle Dixon and Leona (Cheek) Dixon. He later married Sabrina Pierce. He was a self-employed truck driver.

He is survived by his wife, Sabrina Dixon; daughter, Sarina Dixon; son, Jeremy Dixon, all of the home; son, Doug Dixon, of Mcloud; daughter, Rachel Curry, of Oklahoma City; mother, Leona Dixon, of Tecumseh; four brothers, Gary Dixon, of Maud, Bobby Dixon, of Shawnee, Jimmy Dixon, of Bethel, and Larry Dixon, of Wilberton; two sisters, Delinda Carthens, of Shawnee and Deanne Norman, of Mcloud; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Berle Dixon.

 

 

 

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Homa

Dockery

Wewoka resident Homa Jean Dockery passed away Friday, May 22, 2009, at the age of 75.

She was born January 14, 1934, in Centrahoma, Oklahoma, to Homer Pullen and Virginia Pullen.

She married Gerald Dockery Sr., May 7, 1951.

Homa Jean was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

She is survived by her husband, Gerald Dockery Sr.; two sons, Mickey Dockery and Gerald Dockery Jr.; three daughters, Jeannie McNeill, Linda Dockery, and Deborah Sipes; son-in-law, Ronnie Sipes; one sister, Mary Cravens; 9 grandchildren; lots of great grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

At Homa Jeans request services will not be held. Burial will be at Little Cemetery.

 

 

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Billy Dodson

Funeral services for Billy Gene Dodson will be held Saturday, December 26, 2009 at 1 p.m., at the Pentecostal Holiness Church, in Cromwell, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at the Little Cemetery in Seminole County.

Billy Gene Dodson was born June 20, 1931, in Henryetta, Oklahoma, to Johnny R. and Al Goma (Stephens) Dodson. He passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at his home in Cromwell, at the age of 78.

Mr. Dodson had been a resident of the Seminole County area most all of his life. He and Helen Stanfield were married August 24, 1952, in Cromwell. Mr. Dodson retired after 27 years of employment with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. He also served his country with the United States Army during the Korean War. Mr. Dodson enjoyed deer hunting, woodworking, and was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church, of Cromwell.

He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one sister, and one son in law, Farron Oliver.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Dodson, of the home; one son, Nolan Eugene "Buddy" Dodson and wife Twana, of Maud, Oklahoma; three daughters, Rebecca "Becky" Burdine and husband Lee, of Midwest City, Karen June Ladd, of Cromwell, and Deborah Annette Oliver, of Ada, Oklahoma; 5 brothers, W.H. Dodson, of Seminole, E.C. Dodson, of Poteau, Bobby Dodson, of Sun City, Arizona, Jamie Dodson, of Cromwell, and Archie Dodson, of Phoenix, Arizona; three sisters, Irene Churchwell, of Shawnee, Loyce Brown, of Phoenix, Arizona, and Geraldine Wallis also, of Phoenix; 7 grandchildren, Gene Pederson, Denise Reed and husband David, Eric Ross and wife Renee, Greg Dodson and wife Keelan, Aaron Oliver, Rachel Jantzen and husband Chuck and Brandon Dodson; and also 9 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Dodson’s grandsons will be serving as pallbearers.

Services under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Rev. James Baldridge and assisted by Rev. Richard Estorga.

Online condolences may be made at www.parksbrothersfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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Boyce

Dodson

Funeral services for Boyce Dodson will be held Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Bearden Cemetery.

Boyce Dodson was born September 3, 1933 in Cromwell, Oklahoma to Johnny Ray and Algoma (Stevens) Dodson. He passed away Monday, April 27, 2009 at his home, in Bearden, at the age of 75.

Mr. Dodson grew up and lived most of his life in the Cromwell area. He had also been a resident of Bearden for the past 20 years. Mr. Dodson served his country with the United States Army from 1952-1955. He was a member of the 10th Special Forces, which was the first Special Forces unit with the U.S. Army.

Mr. Dodson and Oleta Williams were married October 17, 1989, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was a longtime minister and was the Senior Pastor of the Bearden Holiness Church. Mr. Dodson was retired from the Bearden Fire Department and also worked as a heavy equipment operator with the Commercial Brick Company, in Wewoka, for 30 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and especially going on camping trips.

Preceding him in death were his parents, one sister, and two brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Oleta Dodson, of Bearden; four daughters, Sarah Silva and husband Tom, of Denton, Texas, Jeannie Holz and husband Robert, of Oklahoma City, Donnell Underwood and husband Francis, of Bearden and Monica Dunn, of Cromwell, Oklahoma; 6 brothers, James Dodson, of Cromwell, Bobby Dodson and wife Mary, of Phoenix, Arizona, William Hardy Dodson and wife Jean, of Seminole, Billy Dodson and wife Helen, of Cromwell, Edward Dodson and wife Burdine, of Poteau, Oklahoma and Archie Dodson and wife Phyllis, of Arizona; 3 sisters, including his twin, Loyce Brown, of Arizona, Jewel Wallis, of Peoria, Arizona, and Irene Churchwell and husband Orvelle, of Shawnee; 8 grandchildren, Whitney Clark, Courtney Greene, Drew Silva, and Colton Silva, all of Denton, Texas, Robin Holz, of Pensacola, Florida, Ryan Holz, of Ft. Rucker, Alabama, Shelly Galloway, of Cromwell, Oklahoma, and Matthew Underwood, of Bearden; 7 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Serving as active pallbearer will be Robert Holz, Ryan Holz, Matthew Underwood, Tom Silva, Drew Silva, and Michael Galloway.

Honorary bearers include Robert Schmidlkofer and Lonnie Cheatwood.

Services under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Rev. Larry Chesser and assisted by Rev. Andy Young.

Online condolences may be made at www.parksbrothersfuneralhome.com.

 

Albert

Douglas

Former Wewoka resident Lt. Col. (retired) Albert W. Douglas, age 86, of Lawton, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, in Lawton.

He was born Sept. 21, 1922, in Terry, Miss. He graduated from Terry High School and moved to Wewoka, where he married Margie Crabtree on June 21, 1942.

He enlisted into the U.S. Army Air Corp in 1942. He served as a bomber pilot in the Philippines during World War II and later served two tours of duty in Korea. He transferred to the Medical Services Corp and retired at Fort Bragg, N.C., in 1969. Following his retirement he worked at Comanche County Memorial Hospital for a brief time before going to work for the First Baptist Church where he worked as the building administrator until his retirement in the mid 1980’s.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church and a deacon.

He is survived by his wife, of the home; children, Gay Lyn Cagle, of Canyon, Texas, Jim, Douglas, of Euless, Texas, Risë Ann Boling, Jr., of Lawton, and Terry Douglas, of San Diego, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the First Baptist Church, in Lawton, with Dr. William F. Watkins and Chris Cagle, officiating.

Burial with full military honors will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Becker Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children, 3800 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City 73112-6506.

An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at www.beckerfuneral.com

 

 

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Joy Drake

Longtime Seminole resident, Joy Garrison Drake, age 80, died Saturday, June 6, 2009, at her home, in Seminole.

Joy was born November 21, 1928, in Seminole, Oklahoma to Birtchell B. and Velma Vivian (Criswell) Garrison.

Joy grew up in the Little and Seminole areas and attended area schools. She received her Bachelor Degree from East Central University, in Ada. Mrs. Drake taught 8th Grade English for many years at Seminole High School. She was a longtime member of the Church of Christ in Seminole.

Joy married James Drake on April 16, 1948, in Seminole, Oklahoma and he preceded her in death on November 26, 1990. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Drake is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Janet Drake, of Ponte Vedra, Fla. and a daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Lee Stilwell, of Seminole, Oklahoma; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Sharp, of Seminole; five grandchildren, Justin Drake and Elisabeth Drake, Jeremy Stilwell and his wife Jennifer, Shelly Rolland and her husband Justin, Scott Stilwell and his wife Kala; and five great-grandchildren, Allison, Reilly, Hayden, Hannah and Shannon.

Funeral services are planned for Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 10:30 a.m., at the Church of Christ, in Seminole, with Chris Stinnett officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, east of Seminole.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to the Youth Fund at the Church of Christ in Seminole at P.O. Box 1723 Seminole, Oklahoma 74818-1723 or the Society for the Prevention and Cruelty of Animals, ASPCA Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC. 20077-7127

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

 

 

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Pamela

Duncan

Lifelong Seminole resident Pamela Faye Duncan passed away on March 13, 2009 in Seminole, Oklahoma at the age of 51.

She was born on July 17, 1957 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Leon Dale and Joyce Faye (Harris) Williams.

She graduated from Strother High School in 1975 and owned Pam’s Day Care for several years. She married Elmer Robert Duncan on July 16, 1976, in Seminole, Oklahoma.

She leaves to cherish her memories her husband Elmer Duncan, of the home; mother and father, Joyce and Leon Williams, of Seminole, Oklahoma; three sons and daughters-in-law, Brad and Tonya Duncan, of Tecumseh, Mike and Tiffany Duncan, of Seminole and Jason Duncan and Amber Lee, of Seminole; daughter, Nicole Coym, of Seminole, Oklahoma; one brother and sister-in-law, Leslie and Peggy Williams; and one sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Tim King, of Enid, Oklahoma. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Macyn, Hailey, Dakota, Destiny, Kiley, Cale and Ethan.

She is preceded in death by her sister, Toni Lynn Williams and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Elmer Elden and Bonnie Maxine, Duncan.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church with Mickey Shaw officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, Little, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be: Jared Wells, Jason Ham, Jason Friend, Jason Fowler, Randy Lehman, Ryan Lehman, Chuck Plunkett and Zack Davis.

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

 

 

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Marvin Dunn

Marvin Dunn, 78, longtime Seminole resident died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, in Oklahoma City. He was born Aug. 15, 1930, in Nyssa, Ore. to Jesse D. and Edna (Carter) Dunn. He moved to Seminole from Mounds, 54 years ago.

Dunn was a pipeline worker for Kerr-McGee Oil Company for over 32 years and retired in 1994. He served his country in the U.S. Army as a corporal, from 1948 to 1953. Dunn was a member of the Ideal Street Baptist Church, in Seminole. He was a mason and member of the Masonic Lodge, in Maud.

He married Edith Irene Harper on May 14, 1969, in Seminole.

Surviving him are his wife, Edith Irene Harper-Dunn, of the home in Seminole; four sons, David Dunn, of Claremore, Steve Dunn, of Broken Arrow, Marvin Dunn, of Oklahoma City, and Ron Seay, of Seminole; daughter, Pam Blalock, of Seminole; three brothers, Ivy Dunn, of San Antonio, Texas, Curtis Dunn, of Tulsa, and Ernest Dunn, of Siloam Springs, Ark; two sisters, Wilma Surrett, of Tulsa, and Ramona Carlile, of Locust Grove; thirteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters, his parents and one daughter, Sherry Chambless.

Services are scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at 2 p.m., to be held at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating and Rev. Charles Spears assisting.

Military honors will be performed at the funeral home chapel where the services will conclude. Burial will be at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be, Mike Chambless, Kevin Lyle, Tim Titiriga, Michael Dunn, Rob Cowley and Ron Seay.

Honorary bearers will be Sam Mansell and Don Phillips.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Messages of condolences may be sent on line to www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Velma Dunning

No services are planned for former Seminole resident Velma Jane (Grace) Dunning.

Dunning and her husband owned the Trails Restaurant and then Red’s Café.

Dunning died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009 in Owasso at the age of 102.

Daniel Dye

Daniel Lee Dye, age 59 and resident of Konawa died Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at Integris Medical Center in Seminole.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, August 14, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel of Konawa.

Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery, east of Konawa.

Rev. Ed Bray, Pastor of Cross Timbers Church in Konawa, will officiate.

Pallbearers are Ronnie Lemmings, Jerome Snider, Gene Walker, Denver Merrell, Tom Brumley, and Earl Hacker.

Honorary pallbearers are Paul Loudermilk, and Sam Flippo.

Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. today.

Dye was born on April 16, 1950, in Ft. Smith, Ark., to Elmer and Reba (Edwards) Dye.

He married Lana Mason on December 23, 1971, in Midwest City.

Dye was a minister and was also a member of the Cross Timbers Church in Konawa.

He had served as Pastor of Glendale Freewill Baptist Church in Midwest City for four years.

Dye also was the pastor of Camp Ground Free Will Baptist Church west of Ada, and he also was the pastor of Welty Freewill Baptist.

He is survived by his wife, Lana Dye of the home; two sons, Michael Dye and Kevin Dye also of the home; two brothers, Elmer "Sonny" Dye and wife, Peggy of Harrah, and Ricky Dye of Oklahoma City; and one sister, Rita Dallas of Midwest City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Reba Dye; one sister, Erma Cozens; and one brother-in-law, Oliver Dallas.

 

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Donna Eakins

Donna Lee Eakins, age 58, died at her home in Wewoka, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009.

She was born June 14, 1951, to Stuard H. Eakins and Anna Kerstina (Nielsen) Eakins, Mitchell, S.D. She was raised in South Dakota and in California. She worked as an accountant for Kentucky Tubing near Cadiz, Kentucky. She has made her home in Wewoka since 2002. She attended Assembly of God Church, in Wewoka.

She is survived by her daughter, Anna Eakins, of Wewoka.

A private family memorial will be held.

Ima Edwards

Ima Mae Edwards, a Seminole county resident for 65 years died in Norman, Friday, July 31, 2009 at the age of 85.

She was born on September 8, 1923 at Breckenridge, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of the Seminole Church of Christ.

She married Thurman H. Edwards, Sr. on April 28, 1942 in Seminole.

She is survived by son: Thurman Edwards of Seminole, and daughters: Angela Ledford of Many, La., and Sandra Edwards of Norman.

She is also survived by three sisters: Bernice Arvin of Ft. Worth, Texas, Bertha O’dell of Edmond, and Violet Kruta of Oklahoma City, four grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.

Edwards was preceded in death by: parents, Dan and Hazel Haught; brother, Edward Pierce and sister Helen Trebe.

Memorial services for Edwards will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 8, 2009 at the Seminole Church of Christ with Chris Stinnett officiating.

A Memorial Book is available at Swearingen Funeral Home for family and friends to sign. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Hope Harbor Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1047, Claremore, Oklahoma.  74018.

 

James Ellison

James Fred Ellison, 89, longtime Seminole resident died Saturday, October 3, 2009, in Del City, Oklahoma. Fred was born March 1, 1920, in Baxten County, Arkansas, to Grover Cleveland and Emily Ora (Farnell) Ellison. Fred and his parents moved to Seminole from Arkansas in 1921.

Mr. Ellison attended and was a graduate of Seminole High School; he attended college and after one and one-half year’s war interrupted his education. Mr. Ellison joined the United States Army Air Force on January 13, 1942, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and attained the rank of corporal. He was honorably discharged on November 15, 1945.

After the World War II, Fred met and married Linnie M. Wood. They were married at the First Baptist Church parsonage on October 14, 1946. Mr. Ellison had been a member of the First Baptist Church, in Seminole Since 1937.

Mr. Ellison was a fire fighter for the Seminole Fire Department from 1951 to 1971.

His loving wife Linnie M. Ellison survives Mr. Ellison. This October 14, they would have been married for 63 years.

Survivors are his sisters, Melba Rumsey, of Seminole, Oklahoma and a host of nieces and nephews which include: Janet Hargrave, Lana Jackson, Grover Parsons, Leroy Parsons, June McGinnis, Jean Fuqua, Carol Upchurch, Harold Ellison, Mike Ellison, David Ellison, Jim Ellison, Tommy Rumsey, Kathy Dawson and Keith Rumsey.

He was preceded in death by Joe Ellison, Grace Norman, Mary Parsons, Mildred Wages, Ray Ellison and Floyd Ellison.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Tommy Clark officiating. Burial will follow with military honors at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be Tommy Rumsey, Keith Rumsey, David Ellison, Jimmy Ellison, Harold Ray Ellison and Mike Ellison.

Honorary bearers will be Melford Rumsey and Dub Childers

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

Messages of Condolences may be made online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

 

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Joy Durham

Dr. Joy Durham Epperley, 76, of Holdenville passed away in the OU Medical Center, on June 26, 2009.

She lived most of her life in Holdenville. A graduate of Holdenville schools in 1950, Joy continued her education by obtaining a bachelors and masters degree in education from East Central University, as well as obtaining her PhD from the University of Oklahoma. Her teaching experience ranged from Holdenville to Moss public schools. In addition, she spent her last forty years teaching at Seminole State College in the college of business. She touched thousands of student’s lives while fulfilling her dream of being an educator. After her retirement, Joy continued to teach adjunct classes at the college. She loved spending time with her coworkers at the college.

She was a faithful member of the East Main Church of Christ, where she was baptized on November 11, 1944.

Joy enjoyed gardening, cooking, outings with her friends, and spent all of her free time attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and activities. She enjoyed watching Sooner football and basketball games.

Joy was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her daughter, Jana Marcum and her husband Alan, of Purcell and their two children, Taylor and Hunter; one brother, Johnny Durham and his wife Naomi, of Grove and their two children Terry Durham and Linda Chase; aunt Ruth DeShields, of Atwood and Uncle Bill Durham, of Napa, Calif.; grandchildren, Todd Epperley and Michelle Edwards children of stepson Mike Epperley, and Brett Epperley son of stepson Bruce Epperley; and many other great grandchildren and other family members.

Funeral Services will be on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the East Main Church of Christ, in Holdenville, under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home, with interment following at the Holdenville Cemetery.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

 

Durham

Clint Evans

Clint M. Evans, age 80, longtime Seminole County resident, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at Integris Baptist Hospital, in Oklahoma City. He was born March 27, 1929, in Wewoka, to Onie Evans and Eunice Marie (Fallin) Evans.

He served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant. He also earned his Masters Degree from Syracuse University, in Syracuse, N.Y. He worked as C.E.O. for General Grocers, later he taught at Westland College for several years before going to work for Fleming Foods and later IGA. He also held different offices in the Meat Cutters Union. He was an official referee for the N.F.L. He is a former member of the Seminole Elks Lodge.

He married T.A. (Corzine) "Tece" Evans on July 7, 1990, in Seminole.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Clint, Rick and Bob Evans; daughters, Doveoshia Crane, of Wewoka, Junialee Thornburg, of Purcell, and Tina Thornburg, of Louisiana; and four grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his father; mother, stepfather, Homer Dale "Sparky" Haifley; and brother, O’Neil Evans.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at Hill Top Baptist Church on Hwy. 59 between Seminole and Wewoka. Rev. Hershel Davis, Rev. Tim Wolf and Rev. Russell Ryker will officiate the service. Entombment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, in Seminole.

Casket Bearers will be: Scott Crane, Gary Crane, Chad Nickham, Tim Wolf, Joseph Davis and Hershel Davis.

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

Messages of condolences can be sent to the family online at

 

 

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Jana Evans

Former longtime Seminole resident Jana Sue Evans, 58, now of Muskogee, Oklahoma, went to be with her Lord Jesus on Monday, May 18, 2009.

She was born to Adler and Mary Francis (Noe) Haskins, September 14, 1950 in Seminole, Oklahoma. Jana graduated from Seminole High School in 1968. She married Howard Evans in 1971, and they lived together in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Jana is survived by her three children, Brian Evans, of Bedford, Texas; Scott and Erin Evans, of Bedford, Texas; Steven and Jessica Evans, of Ft. Sill, Oklahoma; one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Bernice Haskins, of Muskogee, Oklahoma; she is also is survived by three grandchildren, Caleb, Hailey and Brandon as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Adler and Mary Francis (Noe) Haskins.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, May 21, 2009 at the Historic Strother Chapel at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. A burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

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

 

 

Evans

Deanna Everhart

Deanna Carol (Blackwood) Everhart, age 64 and long-time resident of Konawa, died Thursday, August 20, 2009, at her residence.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 26, at Vamoosa Baptist Church under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa. Rev. Kevin Duck will officiate.

Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Bill Everhart, Jr., Jim Blackwood, Jerry Blackwood, Johnny Blackwood, Eddie Dee Blackwood, and Jeff Morris.

Visitation will be today from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Everhart was born to Alton D. Blackwood and Effie (Hankins) Blackwood on April 26, 1945 in Richmond, Calif. She married Arthur W. Everhart, Sr. on August 18, 1964 in Rodeo, Calif. They moved from California in 1977.

She worked as an LPN in the health care profession. She loved being around her family and friends, and she also loved to sing and to listen to gospel music.

Everhart is survived by one son, Arthur W. "Bill" Everhart, Jr. of Ada; one daughter, Carol Morris of Konawa; one sister, Pat Brotherton of Clearlake Oaks, Calif.; six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alton and Effie Blackwood, and her husband, Arthur Everhart.

 

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James Factor, Sr.

James Andrew (Saylor) Factor Sr., died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, in Oklahoma City.

He was born March 20, 1942, to Chester and Lizzie (McCoser) Factor, in Talihina.

He grew up around the Holdenville and Tate Mountain areas. He was baptized at Many Springs Baptist Church and a graduate of Haskell's Institute in Lawrence, Kan.

He lived his adult life in Oklahoma City, where he bowled and golfed. He was also a mechanic.

He is survived by his brother, Leon Factor, of Wewoka; sisters, Yvonne Jim, of Wewoka; and Ruth Walker, of Tecumseh; daughter, Kymberly Dian Hazlett; sons, Kevin Dewayne Factor and James Andrew Factor Jr. (Peewee); grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Max Factor and sister, Ida Mae Factor.

Memorial Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct.6, 2009, at Many Springs Indian Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Anderson.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

Factor, Sr.

Edward

Factor

Edward Lee Factor, age 72, of Maud, Oklahoma, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2009, at Mercy Memorial Hospital, in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Edward was born on May 6, 1936, in Konawa, Oklahoma, to Timmie Ray Factor and Susie Mae (Cummings) Factor. Edward, a life-long Seminole County resident, was a Konawa High School graduate and a barber by trade. He was a member of High Springs Baptist Church and a former Council Member of the Tusekia Harjo Band. He was also an avid sports fan and a Merle Haggard fan.

He is survived by four sons, Rodney Factor, of Wolf, Oklahoma, Terry Factor, of Ada, Oklahoma, Paul Factor, of Yukon, Oklahoma, and Mark Factor, of Ada, Oklahoma; two daughters, Rita Loder, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, and Lori Factor, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma; one brother, Timmie Factor, Jr., of Shawnee, Oklahoma; three sisters, Vera Mae Harjo, of Wolf, Oklahoma, Francina Johnson, of Seminole, Oklahoma, and Betty Harjo, of Wolf, Oklahoma; seventeen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; and a very special personal friend, Geraldine Cloud, of Konawa, Oklahoma.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Timmie and Susie Factor, and two brothers, Roman and Glen Factor.

A wake service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday, May 3 at High Springs Baptist Church, in Konawa, Oklahoma, and funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, May 4, at the church under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, of Konawa. Bunny Carpitcher and Jimsey Harjo will officiate, and burial will follow at the Factor Family Cemetery, in Wolf, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers are Travis Hunter, Frank Lankford, Audie Lankford, Herman Foster, Keith Motley, and Charles Burgess.

The grandsons are honorary pallbearers. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

 

 

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Amy Findley

Lifelong Seminole resident Amy Leann (Renfro) Findley, age 38, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, in Ada. She was born Aug. 29, 1971, in Seminole, to Bert E. Renfro and Linda C. (McKee) Renfro.

She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, in Seminole, and worked in the healthcare industry caring for mentally disabled people.

She is survived by her parents, of Seminole; daughter, Brayden Brea Findley, of Seminole; and sister, Cindy Stone, of Seminole.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 4, 2009 at the First Assembly of God Church, in Seminole. Rev. Perry Justus and Rev. Doyle Long will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery located north of Seminole.

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

 

 

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Katie Fixico

Seminole resident Katie Fixico, age 72, died Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at Integris Hospital, in Shawnee.

She was born May 18, 1936, in Concho, to Mack and Mary (Black). She attended schools in the Concho area and after graduating high school she worked in a curtain factory until she married T. J. Fixico. After marriage she became a full time homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, of the home; sons, Marlin Fixico, of Washington, D.C, Edmund Fixico, of Parshal, N.D., T.J. Fixico, Jr., of Shawnee, Lorne D. Fixico, of Shawnee, and Jerrald M. Fixico, of Seminole; daughters, Maurine Fixico, of Oklahoma City and Beverly Fixico, of New Town N.D.; brothers, Alec Warden, Sr., Mac Haag, Jr., and Ronald Haag; sisters, Maurine Charcoal, of Geary and Leah Scott, of Oklahoma City; 19 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A wake service is scheduled for Friday, April 24, 2009, at New Hope Fellowship Church, in Cromwell. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, April 25, 2009, at New Hope Fellowship Church, then a 2 p.m. service at the Community Hall, in Concho, with Reverends Jay Swallow and Alfred White Crow officiating.

Burial will be in the Concho Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Darin, Tony, and Devon Fixico, Henry Hicks, Thomas Hicks, and Mac Haag.

Services are under the direction of Schumacher Funeral Home, in Okemah.

 

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Judy Flannery

Seminole resident Judy C. Flannery, age 65, died Sunday, December 13, 2009 at Integris Seminole Medical Center. Judy was born July 11, 1944 in Ada, Oklahoma to Dewight and Molly (Graham) Megee. Judy moved to Seminole from Shawnee seven years ago, prior to that she had lived in Midland, Texas.

Judy married Charley E. Flannery on February 8, 1963 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Judy was a homemaker. She loved to spend time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She enjoyed fishing, wrestling, car races and reading. Judy had attended Victory Baptist Church in Maud, Oklahoma and enjoyed visiting and eating meals at the Heritage House in Seminole.

Her husband Charley E. Flannery of Seminole, Oklahoma, survives her. One daughter and son-in-law, Sherry Mecheal and Raymond Sanders, of Seminole, Oklahoma and one Son, Michael Charles Flannery, of Seminole, Oklahoma. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Christopher James Yarbrough and wife Sheritta, Stormy Dawn Yarbrough, Kenny Sanders and Radeian Sanders and three great-great grandchildren: Ava Denise Yarbrough, Robert Smith Yarbrough and Christopher James Yarbrough due this month.

Her parents, grandparents and a brother Jim Megee preceded her in death.

The family is planning private family services at a later date.

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

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

 

 

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Sonnie Foley

Former Seminole resident Sonnie Foley, age 71, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, in Tulsa.

He was born July 16, 1938, in Holdenville, to Joe Foley and Hattie Long Foley.

He spent his early years in Hughes County. He attended Hartshorne Indian Boarding School and later attended Haskett College, in Lawrence, Kan. He entered the United States Air Force and served his country during the Vietnam Conflict, as an Air Policeman, while stationed in Europe. He returned to Holdenville following his discharge, in 1965.

He was married to JoAnn Dunzy. They lived in different locations, as his job required. He worked for Creek Nation before relocating to Oklahoma City to work for General Motors. He returned to Hughes County, in 1975

He was a member of the Salt Creek Baptist Church, where he was baptized last year.

He is survived by his wife; children, Brian Foley, of Wetumka, Larry Barnes, of Rhome, Texas, Jerry Foley, of Wetumka, and Dana Foley, of Weleetka; sisters, Lela Lewis, of Dustin, Anna Harris, of Albuquerque, N.M., Maurine Foley, of Wetumka, and Susie Kasero, of Laguna, N.M.; eight grandchildren; and one great grand child.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Kenneth and Tom; sisters, Wanda Foley and Josephine Prince; and son Mark.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23, at the Salt Creek Baptist Church, in Wetumka with Rev. J.B. Fish officiating and Rev. Eugene Whitlow assisting. Interment will be at he Salt Creek Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Williamson-Spradlin Funeral Home, in Wetumka.

Ivy Forbis

Ivy Edward Forbis, age 71, from Konawa, died, his residence, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Konawa, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, of Konawa. A Rosary service is scheduled for 7 p.m Friday, Jan. 16, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Konawa. Father Adrian Vorderlandwehr, OSB will officiate.

He was born Aug. 1, 1937, in Ketchum, to Harold Lee Forbis, Sr. and Jewel (Periman) Forbis. He married Juanima (Rhodd) on March 29, 1964, in Maud. He was the Chief of Police in Wyandotte, for sixteen years. He was also a police officer for Spavinaw, Konawa, Maud, and Roff. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Juanima Forbis, of the home; three sons, Dickie Forbis, of Ketchum, George Forbis, of Picher, and Kenny Forbis, of Konawa; six daughters, Vickie Cody, of Coweta, Jo Peck, of Wagoner, Sue Forbis, of Wagoner, Sandy Forbis, of Moundsville, Mo., Diana Cahoon, of Konawa, and Happy Mills, of Pomona, Kan.; two brothers, Harold Lee Forbis, Jr., of Miami and Charles Lee Forbis, of Joplin, Mo.; two sisters, Geneva Smoke, of Ketchum and Woneda Moffett, of Cleoria; twenty-three grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Jewel Forbis; sister, and Dovie Lou Forbis.

Pallbearers will be grandsons: Robert Peck, Keith Forbis, Daniel Forbis, Cory Cahoon, Colby Cahoon, and Chris Mills. Honorary Pallbearers are Dale Neal and Bailey Brice.

 

 

 

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Cecil Foreman

Longtime Maud area resident Cecil William Foreman passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at his home, in Maud, at the age of 97.

He was born on June 30, 1912 in Little, Oklahoma to George and Ethel (Wood) Foreman. He married Jessie Mae (Bishop) Foreman, on November 17, 1947, in Maud, Oklahoma, and she preceded him in death.

He worked for the Highway Department for 6 years, and went on to work at Tinker Field for 28 years where he retired in 1979.

He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Rick and Trisha Foreman, of Shawnee, Oklahoma and Tim Foreman, of Shawnee, Oklahoma; and one brother, Milo Foreman, of Prague, Oklahoma. He is also survived by his caretaker and angel Tina Smith, of Maud, Oklahoma.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Cummings Cemetery in Maud. Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home, in Maud, Oklahoma.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Danny Akin, Gary Akin, Frank Jackson, Cleve Pierce, Farlan Huff and Steve Gillham.

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

 

 

 

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Sylvia Forson

Sylvia Ann Forson, 74, longtime Seminole resident died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Seminole Medical Center. Mrs. Forson was born May 6, 1934, in Maud, to James L. and Edna L. (Lindsay) Wilson.

Sylvia grew up in Carr City, and attended Pleasant Grove Schools west of Seminole. She married David Forson on May 9, 1951, in Ada. In 1952, after the birth of their first child, Mr. Forson was transferred from Seminole to Hobbs, N.M., where they lived for 17 years. They subsequently moved to Casper, Wyoming for 3 years and then to Denver, Colorado for 28 years before returning to Seminole 10 years ago.

Sylvia built life-long friendships and Christian fellowship at every stage along her journey. She was an active and committed member of First Baptist Church, in Seminole.

Sylvia was a homemaker for most of her life, something she always considered a high calling. She was a loving, and well-loved, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Bible study, prayer and worship were among Sylvia’s most favorite pastimes throughout her adult life. She taught many Sunday School classes over the years and joyfully served in many other church ministries including WMU (she was past president of a local WMU chapter), GA’s and choir.

Together with David, she went on many mission trips to foreign countries for the Lord, including five trips to Korea and trips to Norway, Japan and England. She loved sewing and cooking in earlier years and never lost her joy for holding babies and playing with children. Sylvia, with David, daily enjoyed sharing meals and fellowship with many good friends, including the family of David’s sister Jerri Sullivan and her husband, Cecil, of Seminole, and also including Sylvia’s sister, Pat, and her husband, Kevin, of Shawnee.

Sylvia valiantly struggled against the increasingly destructive effects of her dementia. Although much of her independence and capacity for memory had been lost, she somehow succeeded, by the grace of God, in retaining her robust spirit of kindness, friendliness and charity throughout.

Sylvia is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, David Forson, of Seminole. They have four surviving children; daughter, Vicki Williams, of Billings, Mont., daughter, Karen Wilkin, and her husband Lanny, of Seattle, Wash., son David Forson, Jr., and his wife, Lisa, of Sugarland, Texas, and daughter, Julie Voorhies, and her husband James, of Casper, Wyo. Sylvia has four surviving siblings, one brother, Thomas Wilson and his wife Pat, of Corpus Christi, Texas, and three sisters, Louise Craven, of Montgomery, Ala., Nellie Evans, of Binghamton, N.Y., and Patricia Taylor, of Shawnee. Sylvia is loved by thirteen surviving grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, with two more great-grandchildren on the way.

Sylvia is survived by brother-in-law Danny Forson, and his wife, Nadine, of Greenville, Texas, sister-in-law Margaret Wootten, of Hobbs, N.M. and David’s sisters Vivian Morris and Jerri Sullivan, both of Seminole. Sylvia is also survived by many well-loved nieces, nephews and cousins, and honorary family members Yunmoon Jung and Sunyoung Kwon, formerly residents of Denver and currently of Edmonton, Canada.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Betty Good and a brother Donald Wilson.

Funeral Services are planned for Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, in Seminole, with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery. Dr. Tommy Clark, assisted by Rev. Russ Richardson, will officiate the services.

Casket Bearers will be grandsons Todd Hornbuckle, William Forson, Jared Wilkin, Taylor Wilkin and Tanner Wilkin and son-in-law James Voorhies.

The family acknowledges its debt of gratitude owed to the membership and clergy of First Baptist Church, Seminole, and would like any memorial donations to be made in Sylvia’s name to: "The Bridge" building project at First Baptist Church, for the children’s play area.

 

 

 

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Issac

Foster Sr.

Issac Newton Foster, Sr., age 76, of Konawa, departed this life on Saturday, March 7, 2009, at his residence.

Issac was born July 29, 1932, to Washie Foster and Alice (Bean) Foster, in Wewoka. He was raised by Dickie and Matilda Johnson.

He attended Vamoosa School. He married Katherine Harjo in 1954. He was a member of the Oklahoma Rewalke Band and Sweet Potato Clan. He was in the Army National Guard from 1949 to 1952. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He was awarded the Army Occupation Medal (Japan), United Nations Service Medal, Bronze Campaign Star, and Combat Infantry Badge. He was an Ordained minister and the Pastor of High Springs Baptist Church from1983 until his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine Foster, of the home; six sons, Allen Foster, of Harjo, Herman Foster, of Bowlegs, Matthew Foster, of Edmond, Adam Foster, of Konawa, Issac Foster, Jr., of Seminole, and Bill Foster, of Konawa; one daughter, May Sue Scott, of Konawa; one brother, Kenneth Washie Foster, of Poteau; five sisters, Loretta Votaw, of Seminole, Geneva Jones, of Seminole, Wynema Bruner, of Shawnee, and Pat Cook, of Holdenville, and Salina Alexander, of Konawa; fourteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Washie and Alice Foster and sister, Lillie Mae Whitebird, and one granddaughter, Tabitha Foster.

A wake service is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, at High Springs Baptist Church, in Konawa.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at High Springs Baptist Church in Konawa, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa. Burial will follow at the Foster Family Cemetery, in Konawa. Houston Tiger and Dorsey Nero will officiate.

Pallbearers are Harry Douglas, Jason Tiger, George Johnson, Roy Carpitcher, Johnny Micco and Barton Joe Looney.

Honorary pallbearers are Amon Burgess, Junior Alexander, Cody Foster, Chad Foster, A.J. Foster, and Eric Foster.

 

 

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Guy Foutz

Seminole resident Guy Wayne Foutz, age 49, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at Integris Seminole Medical Center, in Seminole.

He was born July 19, 1960, in Seminole, to Joe Erick and Allie Estella (Howell) Foutz.

He is survived by his daughter, Tonya Friend; brother, Buster McCoy, of Seminole; sisters, Joyce Dycus, of Oklahoma City, Connie Gray and Lelia Renfro, both of Shawnee; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Donna Molitor; and brothers, Erick and Troy Foutz.

Private family services are scheduled at Little Cemetery, in Seminole County.

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

 

 

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Jackie Fowler

Jackie Ray "Jack" Fowler, 61 year-old, Wewoka resident died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at his home in Wewoka. He was born July 22, 1948, in Mesa, Arizona to Thomas Fowler and Rachel Lydia (Knight) Fowler.

He married Pamela Adams on Sept. 3, 1982, in Texas. He worked in the oilfield for Boone Operating Company, in Wewoka.

He was a member of the Rogue Motorcycle Brotherhood.

Survivors include his wife, Pamela Fowler, of the home; sons, Joshua and Jeremey Fowler, both of Seminole; daughter, Jami Harjo, of Konawa; brother, Bruce Fowler, of California; sisters, Tommie Spice, of Ohio, Jeanie Fowler, of Seminole, Beth Nickelson, of Ohio, Sandy Barnes, of California and Shirley Barnes, of California; and three grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery north of Seminole with Rev. Wesley Martin officiating.

Casket Bearers will be: Mike Pack, Stan Ward, Robert Merrman, Tommy Harjo, Scott Taylor, Clifton Taylor and Joe Finley.

Honorary Bearers will be: Matthew Harjo and David Hill.

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

 

 

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Jeannie Fowler

Longtime Seminole resident Beverly Jean "Jeannie" Fowler passed away on November 2, 2009 in Seminole, Oklahoma, at the age of 59.

She was born on December 12, 1949 in Casa Grande, Arizona, to Thomas Laborn and Rachel Lydia (Knight) Fowler.

She worked at the Seminole Bus Station and Bowlegs Café, she was also a homemaker.

She leaves to cherish her memories three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Bridges-Choate and husband Randy, of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, Chelle Bridges-Wells and husband Richard, of Fresno, California, and Judy Fowler-Aradoz and husband David, of Seminole; one brother, Bruce Fowler; four sisters, Toni "Tomalee" Spice, of Lewisburg, Ohio, Shirley Barnes of Nevada, Missouri, Sandy Barnes, of Santa Clara, California and Beth Nicholson, of Vancouver, Washington. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Kayla and Christopher Choate, Lindsay Bridges-Constant, Jasmine Majdali and McKinzie and Chase Aradoz; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Rachel Fowler; brothers, Charles " Rudy" Fowler, Jimmy Fowler, Jerry "Pete" Fowler and Jack Fowler; and sister, LaVerne Dabbs.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, November 7, 2009 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Final resting place will be at Little Cemetery.

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

 

 

 

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John Fowler

John B. Fowler went to be with our Lord and Savior Sunday, August 9, 2009.

He was born March 18, 1922 to Daniel Moody and Frances Arrabelle ( Lucas) Fowler in rural Pottawatomie County northwest of Maud.

He attended school at Central and Wolf.

He joined the CCC on April 13, 1939 and worked in the Henryetta, Oklahoma area.

John joined the U.S. Army on Nov.2 1942 and served at Philippines, New Guinea and other islands in the South Pacific.

After returning stateside he was discharged from the Army Jan. 26 1946.

He was recalled to duty and served with the Army Air Corps and participated in the Berlin Airlift.

On July 10, 1947 he re-enlisted in the United States Air Force and was an AP Armourer and Military Policeman until his discharge on July 9, 1950.

John was employed at Tinker Air Force base until 1974. He was a Radar Repair Technician.

He was married to Eliza Rae Hunter on Dec. 24 1952.

They were married for 48 years and had one son Jimmy Dee Fowler of Jones.

He had one daughter Johnnie Ann McGuire, Edmond, from a previous marriage; three step-children;  Alvin Henry Hart deceased, Alice Faye Bray, Oklahoma City, and Jess Thomas Hart, Rockport, Texas;  three brothers and three sisters, 12 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Dad was a gifted musician, his favorite instrument was the violin. He enjoyed making and repairing violins.

He was in several bands, and played a lot for the senior citizens dances and nursing homes. He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church, Del City.

He was a great man and would help anyone in need. He will be greatly missed. We Love You Dad.

Funeral services for Fowler are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday in the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. 

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Wolf Cemetery located south of Seminole on Hwy 99. 

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

 

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M.D. Fowler

M.D. Fowler, Jr., age 89, longtime Maud resident died Sunday, June 14, 2009 at Unity Health Center, in Shawnee. He was born Oct. 6, 1919, in Oklahoma to Mood Daniel Fowler, Sr. and Francis Arabelle (Lucas) Fowler.

He married Minnie Bee Williams Nov. 22, 1939 at Pumkin Center, near Maud.

Fowler served in the United States Army during World War II and worked in the oilfield most of his life. He was a roughneck and a driller retiring from O.F. Drilling Company several years ago. He was also a member of Trinity Baptist Church, in Maud.

He is survived by his son, Phil Fowler, of Maud; daughter, Aloma Rosamond, of Weatherford; brother, John Fowler, of Oklahoma City sisters, Audry Roberts, of Wolf and Minnie Dolen, of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are his parents; wife, Minnie Fowler; brothers, Woodrow and Burvle Fowler; and sister, Margie Elliott.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, June 18, 2009 at Trinity Baptist Church, in Maud. Glen Williams will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Wolf Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud, Oklahoma. Phone 405-374-2424.

 

 

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Geneva Fox

Wake Services for Geneva Pat (Hulbutta) Fox were scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating, and assisted by Rev Bill Hobia and Rev. Newman Crow with interment at Tiger Cemetery.

Geneva Pat Fox was born December 27, 1933, in Seminole, Oklahoma to Thomas and Lillie ( Wood) Hulbutta. She was educated at Limestone

School and worked thru Department of Human Services as a Provider.

Geneva was a member of the Tusekia Harjo Band. She loved to cook and sew for family and friends. She had a love for visiting friends and taking care of her children and grandchildren. She was an active member of Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Milo T. Fox; grandsons, Jimmy Motley and Joe Chupco; brothers, Scotty Hulbutta and Charlie Hulbutta; and sister, Irene Frazier.

Survivors include: daughters, Christine and husband Don Madron, of Wewoka, Gwen Harjo, of Oklahoma City, Charlene Hulbutta, of Seminole; son, Raymond Fox and wife Harrise, of Wewoka; sixteen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Leo Hulbutta, of Seminole, Mandy Williams, of Seminole, and Rita Factor, of Wewoka,

Pallbearers were Jimmy Hulbutta, Jimmy Frazier, Tommy Hulbutta, Alvin Hulbutta, Randy Harjo, and Leonard Hulbutta.

Honorary Pall Bearers were: Kevin Fox, Tommy Chupco, Scott Fox, Keith Motley, Jason Hulbutta, Jeffrey Hulbutta, Jesse Earley, Donny Madron and Don Madron.

A guest book is available at wwwphillipsfuneralservice.com

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

 

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Johnnie Foxx

Johnnie Mae (White) Foxx, 64 year-old lifelong Seminole resident went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, May 16, 2009 while under the care of Integris Baptist Medical Center, in Oklahoma City.

She was born January 4, 1945, in Seminole, where she was raised and later graduated in 1963 from Seminole High School.

Johnnie Mae married Robert Lee Foxx on November 6, 1961 in Wewoka, Oklahoma. She worked for Wrangler in Seminole until her retirement in December 2001 after 33 years of dedicated service. She was Wrangler’s quality assurance manager for Oklahoma, Texas and Missouri.

As an active member of the Seminole First Baptist Church, Johnnie Mae served the Lord in many different ministries. She was the Director-Secretary for Sunday School Class D, and served on the Church’s finance committee; she was also involved in the choir where she would often bless the congregation with her solos.

Johnnie Mae was always ready to serve her community where ever and whenever needed. She was a board member for the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum, and a former Campfire director.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 48 years, Robert Foxx of the home; her mother, Willie Mae Saunders of Seminole, Oklahoma; two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Kevin Woodfork, of Sapulpa, Oklahoma and Deborah and Ed Stewart, of Dallas, Texas; mother-in-law, Mattye Foxx, of Pittsburg, Kansas; three grandchildren, Jaqueline Alysse Woodfork, Kevin Maurice and his wife Doneisha Woodfork and George Edward Stewart II; she is also survived by a host of other dear family and friends.

Johnnie Mae is preceded in death by her father, Willie Saunders; one aunt, Mable Stillwell; mother-in-law, Doretha Winrow and by her father-in-law, Andrew Foxx.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, May 21, 2009 at the First Baptist Church, in Seminole. Entombment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Dr. Tommy Clark, Russell Vicars and Rev. Bobby Curry will officiate the service.

Casket Bearers will be: Marvin Keesee, Michael Barnett, Doug Kalicki, David Whitley, Jack Stripling, Doug Grady, Joe Templeton, Larry Howze, Thurman Edwards, Caeser Rentie and Glen Siler

Honorary Bearers will be: Seminole First Baptist Church Deacons and the Adult D Men’s Class.

The family has requested that donations be made in memory of Johnnie Mae Foxx, to the First Baptist Church "Bridge Building Project," 420 Reid Street, Seminole, Oklahoma 74868.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Oklahoma 100 West Strothers Ave., Seminole, Oklahoma, 74868 (Phone 405-382-3456).

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

 

 

 

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Franklin

Malone

Franklin J. Malone was a caring and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great grandfather, and brother.

Franklin lost his battle with heart disease and passed away on Friday, Aug. 21 in the presence of his family and friends, at home.

He is survived by Lois Dee, his wife, of 66 years; daughter, Sherry Lynn and husband Mike; daughter, Donna Grieco and husband Ralph, of Colonial Heights, Virginia; grandchildren, Tiffany Lynn, Jeffrey Grieco and wife Amy, Lesley Wirt and husband Jonathan; great grandchildren, Leigha Graham and husband Steve, Cole Callahan, McKenna and Brennan Grieco, Michael Joseph Wirt; great great grandchildren, Damian, Lillian and Celica Graham; and sister, Betty Lawson of Great Bend, of Kan.

He enjoyed a long faithful and fulfilling life. Franklin graduated from Seminole High School, attended Seminole Jr. College until he heeded the call to the Army Air Corp in 1943. Franklin was a pilot in the Pacific Theatre and often reminisced about his many experiences during World War II. Franklin loved being a pilot and was very proud to be in the Army Air Cop and to be an American. He loved his country, family and friends. Franklin joined Lois Dee in real estate in 1969. They both owned and operated Century 21 Malone’s Homes until March 1993. Franklin and Lois Dee both then joined their daughter, Sherry, at Malone’s Property Management, Inc. that same month, where he remained until his passing.

Franklin and Lois Dee often visited daughter and son, Donna and Ralph in Virginia. They made many, life long friends there. Franklin was a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church. He was very active in the Optimist Club for many years, President and active member of the Century 21 Brokers Council, 1984 National representative for Century 21 for the Oklahoma region to Washington DC, a member of the Midwest City-Del City-Moore Association of Realtors and served on the Planning Commission in Del City.

He touched so many lives with his love and wisdom. He will be greatly missed. We all are so much richer for having known and loved him. Special thanks to the wonderful care given by nurse, Brenda, and caregivers Crystal and Edy and by the attending doctors and nurses at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital.

Prayer service and viewing will be held at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Midwest City, Monday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. and funeral services will be held at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009.

 

 

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Lenora

Franks

Former Sasakwa resident Lenora Sue Franks, age 46, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2009 in Oklahoma City, after a long battle with cancer.

Lenora was born Feb. 10, 1963, in Oklahoma City, to Lula Mae Woods.

She graduated from Classen High School, in Oklahoma City. Lenora was a homemaker and also prepared taxes. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her companion, Pedro Molina, of Oklahoma City; children, Alexandria Andrade, David Michael Andrade, Eric Andrade, and Elena Andrade; two sisters, Jeanette Day and Sharon Franks, both of Oklahoma City; and a host of other relatives and friends in Seminole County.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Jesse Woods.

Wake services were held on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home. Her body will be taken to Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2009 where a wake service will be held at 7 p.m.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2009, at Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church, with Rev. Steve Holata and Rev. George Harjochee officiating and interment will follow at the Franks Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Leonard Gouge, Sonny Gouge, David Franks, Steve Morris, Timmy Gouge, and Dewayne Gouge.

Honorary bearers will be Virgil Franks, Danny Franks, Felix Gouge, and George Thompson.

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

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Juanita

Frazier

Juanita A. Frazier, 84-year-old longtime Seminole resident, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at Unity Health Center in Shawnee. She was born March 10, 1924, in Seminole, to parents Lon Yancey and Lillie (Ross) Yancey.

Juanita married Neal Frazier Oct. 22, 1969, he preceded her in death Sept. 29, 1983. Juanita was a homemaker and loving mother.

Juanita was a member of the Spirit Rain Christian Center, in Shawnee.

She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce D. Sullinger and her husband Clint, of Bowlegs, and Carol S. Hopper and her husband Louis, of Tecumseh; one son, Terry E. Earles, of Midwest City; five brothers, Vernon Yancey, of Seminole, Carl "Bo" Yancey and his wife Winnie, of Seminole, Don Yancey, of Seminole, Bobby Yancey, of Texas, Clint Yancey and his wife Linda, of Seminole; sister, Mary Allen and her husband Wayne, of Wewoka, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Rick Sullinger and his wife Judy, of Seminole, Rod Hopper and his wife Renee, of Shawnee, Jeffery Earles and his wife Casey, of Midwest City, Tim Earles and his wife Stephanie, of Bowlegs, Theresa Sullinger, of Seminole, and Terri Ann Bowerman and her husband Steve, of Campbell, Texas; eight great grandchildren, Brenna Pierce and her husband Robert, of Bowlegs, Chris Davis, Jennifer Davis and Arron Hopper, all of Shawnee, Samantha Earles, Brandon Earles, Christopher Earles, and Rebecca Earles, all of Bowlegs, and Melissa Sullinger, of Seminole; one great-great grandson, Theron Pierce, of Bowlegs; she is also survived by a host of other dear family and loving friends.

Juanita was preceded in death by her parents, Lon and Lillie Yancey; her husband, Neal Frazier; one son, Billy Dale Earles; one brother, Howard Yancey; four sisters, Kathryn Kay, Helen Earles, Patricia Yancey and Francis Yancey.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at Bowlegs First Assembly of God Church. Her daughter, Dr. Carol Hopper, of the Spirit Rain Christian Center, in Shawnee will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole.

Casket Bearers will be Rick Sullinger, Rod Hopper, Jeffery Earles, Robert Pierce, Steve Bowerman, Tim Earles, and Chris Davis.

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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Victor Friar

A memorial graveside service for longtime Konawa resident Victor Franklin "Butch" Friar, are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at Hannah Cemetery near the town of Dustin.

Friar’s sister, Pearline Sanders, will read the eulogy.

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

Friar died Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at the First Shamrock Center in Kingfisher at the age of 59 after a lengthy illness.

He was born on April 16, 1950 to Lawrence Stephen Frair and Lelah Phern (Morris) Frair in Oklahoma City.

Friar is survived by his mother, Phern Frair of Cimarron Nursing Center in Kingfisher; one sister, Pearline Sanders of Kingfisher; and one brother, Tinker Frair of Loyal.

Preceding him in death is his father, Lawrence Frair from Konawa; one sister, Sandra K. Holland from Kingfisher; and many other family members and friends.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to the Special Olympics.

 

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Gertrude

Fryhoyer

Gertrude Delores Fryhover died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009 in Oklahoma City, at the age of 74.

She was born June 6, 1934 in Arkansas, to Katherine Patton.

She was a member of the Seminole Holiness Church and a foster mother to many children.

She married Benjamin "Curley" Fryhover.

She is survived by her son, Carlos Fryhover, of Pauls Valley; daughter, Judith Delores Burns, of Bowlegs; one sister, Frances Armbruest, of Wichita, Kan.; and four grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Fryhover and by her daughter, Debra Fryhover.

A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 at 3 p.m., at the Seminole Holiness Church with William Burns officiating.

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

 

Sybil Gaines

Former Seminole County resident Sybil Ann (Whitley) Gaines died Saturday, April 4, 2009, in Shawnee, at the age of 61.

She was born March 21, 1948 in Chicago, Ill. to John and Lola Mae (Inman) Whitley.

She is survived by her son, John Edward Gaines, of Shawnee; daughters, Kathy Watts, of Shawnee and Bonnie Bates, of Earlsboro; sister, Rosalie Booker, of Midwest City; and seven grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Lola Whitley; and husband, Silas Edward Gaines.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at Dustin Cemetery, in Dustin, with Johnny Stephens officiating.

Pallbearers will be John Gaines, Howard Bates, Charles Bates, Aaron Watts, Adam Watts and Andrew Watts.

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

 

 

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Marvin

Galloway

Marvin Gregory Galloway, of Seminole County, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009.

He was born on March 26, 1949, in Hartsville, S.C., to parents William Bryan and Gertrude (Fowler) Galloway.

He moved to Seminole County from Las Vegas, Nev. 1-½ years ago. He served in the United States Army and his religious affiliation was Church of Christ.

He married Linda (Lundell) Galloway in 1980 in Las Vegas, Nev.

He is survived by wife; stepson, Kevin Farmer; brother, Bryan Galloway; sisters, Susie and Janet Galloway and one grandchild, all of Las Vegas, Nev.

His parents preceded him in death.

There will be a private family memorial service at a latter date.

Services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, letters of condolences may be sent www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

Hamer Gable

Seminole resident Hamer "Joe" Gamble, age 75, died Friday, June 12, 2009, in Shawnee.

He was born Feb. 24, 1934, in Earlsboro, to Arthur Lee and Emma Faye (Floyd) Gamble.

He was raised in Harjo where he attended school. He moved to Portland, Ore., in 1960. He returned to Oklahoma, in 1986, and lived in Shawnee and then in Seminole.

While living in Oregon, he worked for the railroad. After returning to Oklahoma, he worked as an automobile mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Opal Lord, Hazle Wise and Ann Burgin; brothers, Clarence, Lawrence, Ralph, Alfred, Raymond and Bill Gamble; and step-son, Jeff Justeson.

He is survived by his wife, Suzie Justesen, of the home; sons Mike Gamble, of Horntown, Ray Gamble, of Madill, Joe Gamble, of Texas, Lee Gamble, of Madill; step-children, Rebel, Randy, Ladd, Robert and Nick Justesen, and April Ogg; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sisters, Beck Moutaw, of Earlsboro, Myrtle Holmes, of California; and brother, Virgil Gamble, of California.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at Tecumseh Cemetery with Rev. Chad Brodrick officiating.

Serviced are 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.

 

Ricardo

Garcia

Ricardo Garcia of Sasakwa was born November 28, 1979, in Mexico City, Mexico. He died on September 15, 2009, at the age of 29 years, due to an accident at his workplace. He was employed by Commercial Brick Corporation for over ten years.

He married Briana Postoak on March 19, 2001. Ricardo was a good man who loved his wife and children very much. Whenever anyone needed help he was the first one there to help. He had a kind and gentle heart that drew people to him. He was a decent hard workingman who strived to make a good life for his family and succeeded.

Survivors include his wife, Briana Garcia of the home; children, Caitlin, Caleb, Gabriel, and Andrea Garcia, Sasakwa; his parents, Jose Trinidad Garcia and Maria Guadalupe Martinez, of Puerta Valletta, Mexico; two brothers, Juan Manuel Garcia and Jose Antonio Garcia, of Puerta Vallarta, Mexico; mother-in-law, Corrine Johnson Andrade, of Sasakwa, father-in-law, David Postoak, of Maud, three brother-in-laws, William Johnson, Timothy Johnson, of Seminole, and Jeremy Postoak, of Claremore; sister-in-law, Inesa Johnson, of Oklahoma City, a host of other relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Pallbearers will be: William Johnson, Timothy Johnson, Jeremy Postoak, and Ricardo Santana Osornio, Francisco Johnson, Guillermo Gutierrez, and Hilario Trejo.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Lewis Johnson, Stanley Johnson, Dan Faulkner, Charles Johnson, Lorenzo Aguilar, Paul Postoak, Thompson Postoak, David Postoak, Roy Sisco, and Pepe Chavez.

The body will be taken to the Indian Nation Church, 2nd and Evans, in Seminole, at 4 p.m., Thursday, September 17, 2009. Wake

Services will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday evening.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, September 18, 2009, at Indian Nations Church, in Seminole, with Rev. Lewis Johnson and Rev. Dan Faulkner officiating and burial to follow at Postoak Cemetery, Sasakwa.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

 

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William

Gardner

William Harold "Bill" Gardner, went to be with his Lord on Feb. 12, 2009 at the age of 84 years. He was born in Shawnee, on Sept. 2, 1924 to William Ward and Clarice Parker Gardner.

He was a 1943 graduate of Wewoka High School and attended college in Pensacola, Fla. He married Rose Emerson, in Cromwell on July 21, 1951.

Raised in the early Seminole County oil fields, he worked as a rough neck and driller in many western states. During World Ward II he was a rigger in the Kaiser Ship Yard, in Richland, Calif. Bill was retired from Brown and Root Construction Company where he worked as instrument superintendent in the construction of several major power plants.

He helped construct the Savannah River Nuclear Power Plant, the first nuclear plant in the United States, during the early 1950's.

Bill was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, in Seminole.

He was a thirty-second degree Mason, McAlester Lodge of Perfection and Blue Lodge for more than 50 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Bill is survived by his wife, of 57 years, Rose E. Gardner; brother, Rev. Jack Gardner, of Sand Springs; daughter, Elizabeth Johnson, of Edmond; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. William E. and Tenise Gardner, of Roland; four grandsons, Eric Johnson and wife Yukiko, of Kyoto, Japan, Travis Johnson and wife Ema, of Carrollton, Texas, William Evan Gardner and Jeffrey Ryan Gardner, both of Roland; great-granddaughter, Winona Rose Johnson, of Kyoto, Japan; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Norma Gardner, and Omagene Johnston.

A Memorial Service is scheduled Tuesday Feb. 17, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Seminole First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Dave Karges officiating.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Brenda

Garrett

Brenda Garrett, born January 21, 1950 passed to a greater life on July 14, 2009.

Preceding her in death are her Parents, Algie and Orel Garrett, and Niece, Sheila Carl Horton.

She is survived by her brother, Doyle Garrett, and wife, Nancy, of Wewoka; sister, Linda Carl, of Electra, Texas; nephew, Shane Carl and wife, Jeannine, of San Antonio, Texas; niece Shawna Carl, of Oklahoma City; niece, Stacey Martinez and husband, Manuel, of San Lorenzo, Calif.; niece, Terri Hemenes and husband, John, of Riverside, Calif.; great nieces, Cheyenne Carl, Jessica Vasquez, Alex Martinez and Samantha Howell; great nephew, Charles Horton and wife, Angela; and great nephews, Eric Martinez and Ryan Howell; great, great nephew, Carson Horton; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Finally, she is survived by her closest longtime friends, Lanita Hilgenfeld, of Wewoka and Judy Goodspeed, of Wetumka, as well as a host of other friends, colleagues and team mates.

"Coach" Brenda Garrett was a 1968 Graduate of Wewoka High School and a 1973 Graduate of East Central University in Ada, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. She began her career as a teacher and athletics coach at Holdenville Public Schools, followed by many years of teaching and coaching at Wewoka High School. Early in her career, Coach Garrett was involved in the Special Olympics, giving some of her kids the opportunity to compete and come home with medals.

Having been an All-Star Softball and Basketball player, she shared her talents with all of "her kids," and the numerous students and team members who had the privilege of knowing her throughout her career.

Brenda loved to fish, golf and socialize, and was a member of the Wewoka and Seminole Women’s Golf Associations, as well as a member of the Wewoka Country Club, where she practiced at being an All-Star Golf player.

A Memorial Service is planned for Saturday, August 1, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, in Wewoka. The Church is located at 301 South Mekusukey. There will be no traditional funeral service or viewing per Brenda's wishes. The Family welcomes everyone to attend and honor Brenda - "Coach Garrett".

In lieu of gifts or other forms of contributions, please ask friends to make a donation to the Special Olympics "In Memory of Brenda Garrett." It is important to include that phrase in a note or in the memo section of a check, so that the gift is recorded. Please submit directly to:

Special Olympics of Oklahoma, 6835 South Canton Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136-3429, Attn: Derek Cain, Development Director For cards or notes, please address them to:

Garrett Family

13427 North 365 Road

Holdenville, OK 74848

 

 

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Joan Gassen

Joan (Roberts) Gassen, age 79, died in Shawnee, Thursday, April 30, 2009.

She was born Nov. 5, 1929, in Holdenville, to Evert Frank Roberts and Georgia Alice (Furlong) Roberts. She was raised and attended school in Holdenville, graduating from Holdenville High School in 1948. She attended one year of Hills Business School, in Oklahoma City. She worked for OG&E in Holdenville and received her ten-year pin.

She was married in 1973 to Paul Mathias Gasser at the Methodist Church Chapel, in El Reno, and moved to Okarche, where she worked for Temptrol, Inc. for sixteen years. She retired early in 1992 and moved to Seminole to care for her mother, then moved to Shawnee, her home since 2003.

She was a member of the Barnard Memorial United Methodist Church. She was a past Worthy Advisor of the Rainbow Girls and a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, and the ‘Working Woman’s Club’.

She is survived by her children, Suzy Ellis, of Shawnee, Kathy Jenkins, of Porter, Texas, and Eric Gassen, of Okmulgee; five grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Jane Hickey, of McAlester.

She is preceded in death by her husband and one daughter, Linda Kay Jones.

Graveside services were held at the Holdenville Cemetery on Monday, May 4, at 10:30 a.m., under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

 

Milford

Gates

Seminole resident Milford Ernest Gates, age 86, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at Seminole Care and Rehabilitation Center, in Seminole.

Gates was born March 4, 1923 in Wilton, Conn., to Rev. Myron James and Mary Edith (Tripp) Gates.

He moved to Warrensburg, NY as a child and spent most of his youth there. He joined the United States Army on Feb. 3, 1943 in Albany, N.Y. and served during World War II. During the war he served in the Asian Theater including New Guinea and the Philippines. He was a cook for the officers in the Hospital Corps while in New Guinea. His twin brother, Private Ervin Gates, was transferred to his outfit where they were re-united. They were two, of the four, brothers serving overseas during World War II at the same time. Milford attained the rank of Tech 5 and served until Honorably discharged on Jan. 31, 1946. He served with the 161st Station Hospital during the war.

Gates spent most of his working career as an industrial painter, painting high capacity compressors. He was a long time employee with Clark Brothers, in Olean, N.Y. Upon retirement, in 1988; he was working for Halliburton, in Olean, NY. He participated in the United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his twin brother, Ervin Foster Gates, of Seminole; brother, Lewis Fredrick Gates, of Livermore, Calif.; sisters, Ellouise Cynthia Oglesby, of Pleasantville, Pa. and Rev. Alice Mary Godfrey, of Clarendon, Pa

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Alda Mary; and brothers, James Henry Gates and Edgar Tripp Gates.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, June 6, 2009 at the Historic Strothers Chapel, inside Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole with Rev. Gary Wilburn and Rev. Doyle Long officiating. Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery with Military honors.

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

 

 

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Robert

Gentry

Robert Paul Gentry, age 77, died in Holdenville on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009.

He was born Jan. 20, 1932 in Calvin, to Floyd Gentry and Altha (Chronister) Gentry. On Aug. 11, 1952, he married Sandra Bean, in Elco, Nev., and the couple lived and worked in Utah most of their lives. He was an employee of the Department of Transportation in Utah and retired as a surveyor with twenty-three years of service.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Navy. The family moved to Hughes County in 1980 and joined the Seminole Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Steven Paul Gentry; and brothers, Floyd Gentry, Jr. and Jimmy Mark Gentry.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra, of the home; daughters, Deborah Draper, of Midvale, Utah, Geralyn Joyce, Aguirre, of Holdenville, and Cheryl Cagle, of Moore; son, Kevin Gentry, of Taft; sisters, Maryellen Merriman, of Holdenville, Deborah Grizzle, of Holdenville, and Sharon Peters, of Seminole; twenty grandchildren; and fourteen great grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, at the Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, 2500 John, in Seminole. Burial will follow at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

Hayden George Jr.

Graveside services for Wewoka native Hayden George Jr., are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, August 15, 2009 at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Dr. Myra Harris will officiate.

George died Monday, July 20, 2009 after a long battle with cancer at the age of 79.

He was born to Eilene and Hayden George Sr., in Wewoka on November 22, 1929.

The fourth child in the family, he lived in Wewoka his first 15 years, then moving to Stuart where he lived for five years.

George married Eliose Carter of Wewoka and the couple moved to Ventura, Calif., where they raised their four sons.

George was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Ruth of Wewoka, Roxie Davis of Sayre, and Bonita Duff-Shafer of Odessa, Texas; and one infant son, Randy.

He is survived by his ex-wife, Eliose George of Duncan; his present wife, Mary, of the home; his sister, Myra Harris of Seminole; and one brother, Jesse George of Edenburg, Calif.

 

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Vida Golden

Graveside services for former Konawa resident Vida Grace Ridling Golden are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2009 at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton, Texas.

Philip Neeley, her grandson-in-law, will officiate.

Golden died on Monday, June 1, 2009 at her home from a stroke.

She was born on May 29, 1922 in Muskogee to James Shelby Ridling and Olivia Caudle Ridling.

Golden grew up in the Stratford and attended country school at MeGee.

She married Jesse Golden on June 19, 1940, and they owned a farm near Stratford.

The couple had one child, Brenda Joyce, born on Aug. 7, 1941.

Golden was a housewife and mother.

In 1945, the couple moved to Konawa.

Jesse was a self-employed truck driver for 10 years before owning the Ouality Materials rock plant near Sasakwa.

In 1963, the couple moved to Ada and owned the Ada Sales and Rental business.

The couple retired to Crosset, Ark., until Jesse’s death in 1990.

Golden then moved to Denton, Texas in 1991 to be near her daughter and family.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Lewis Golden, her parents, four Ridling brothers, Raymond, Lloyd, Hershell, and Don; and two sisters, Lola Smith Robinson and Anna Clay Lierle.

Golden is survived by her daughter, Brenda Mosley, Denton, Texas; three grandsons, one granddaughter, 11 great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Mosley, Jabin Neeley, Isaac Wimberley, Jake McEntire, Caleb Wright, and Paul Attaway.

 

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Tina Good

The funeral service for Dr. Tina Denise Good, age 51, will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Anderson-Burris Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Dan Heath officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Oakwood Cemetery, in Wewoka.

Tina was born to Vaughn and Laura (Dinsmore) Good Sept. 25, 1957, in Wewoka, and passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, in Enid.

She grew up in Enid and graduated from Enid High School in 1975. She attended the University of Oklahoma, earning a Bachelor’s Degree, and Masters Degree in Psychology, and graduated from O.U. School of Medicine with honors, earning a Doctorate Degree in Medicine.

She interned in Medicine and Pediatrics in Little Rock, Ark. and in internal medicine at Oklahoma University Medical Center. She was a member of Chi Omega Sorority.

After her graduation from medical school, she practiced medicine in Durant. Tina then was a Hospitalist at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. In 1999, ill health caused Tina to give up her medical practice, and she moved back to Enid. Dr. Good was a member of Oklahoma Medical Association as well as American Medical Association. She was also a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Tina is survived by her parents, Vaughn and Laura Good of Enid; two brothers, Mike Good and Larry Good, both of Enid; two aunts, Glenda Watson, of Enid, and Patty Elliott, of Texoma; three uncles, Tokey Dinsmore, and Pete Dinsmore, both of Enid, and Ronald Good, of Cody, Wyo.; and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one sister.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Full Life Fellowship Church, in Decatur, Texas or a charity of donor’s choice. Condolences may be made online at www.andersonburris.com.

 

 

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Donald

Goodnight

Donald Leroy Goodnight, 49, longtime Seminole resident died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, in Tulsa.

He was born July 6, 1960, in Tulare, Calif., to John Leroy and Alice Irene (Long) Goodnight.

He graduated from Varnum High School in 1978 and served his country in the Oklahoma National Guard from 1977 to 1983 and attained the rank of Specialist 4. He worked as a Pulling Unit Operator for Mills Well Service, of Seminole. He worked for Mills for over 27 years.

He is survived by his father, of Seminole; son, Brandon Goodnight, of Wewoka; daughter Clarissa Goodnight, of Wewoka; and brother, David Goodnight, of Wewoka.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Burial will take place at the Goodnight Family Cemetery.

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

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

 

 

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Jack Goodrich

Jack V. Goodrich, 79, died Thursday, August 27, 2009, at a nursing center in Abilene, Texas.

Born in Konawa on August 31, 1929, Jack was the son of Freda Rebecca (Pairret) and Frank Goodrich.

He was a U. S. Army veteran, and worked in the oilfields as a driller.

Since 1980, he had been a resident of Abilene, where he was a member of Beltway Park Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jackie Howard Goodrich, in 2002; his parents; two brothers, Larkin Goodrich and Ralph Goodrich; and three sisters, Ada Mae Marvelli, Mary Clark and Wanda Williams.

Jack is survived by his wife, Theda Goodrich of Abilene; son, Bruce Goodrich and wife, Trina, of Covington, Indiana; daughter, Gail Brenneman and husband, Robert, of Rensselaer, Indiana; brothers, Escar "Eck" Goodrich and wife, Gloria, of Konawa and Charlie Goodrich of Tecumseh; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, August 31, at Beltway Park Baptist Church with Pastor David McQueen officiating, directed by The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road in Abilene.

Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Covington, Indiana, on Thursday, September 3, following a visitation from 10 a.m. until noon at the Grady Funeral Home in Williamsport, Indiana.

Due to the travel to Covington, Indiana, the family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Beltway Park Baptist Church Building Fund, 4009 Beltway South, Abilene, Texas 79606.

Online condolences may be posted at http://www.hamilfamilyfuneralhome.com/.

 

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Ralph

Goodrich

Ralph F. Goodrich "Ralphie" died July 18, 2009. He was born June 2, 1926, in Konawa. He graduated from Konawa High School in 1944. He attended Eastern Oklahoma University where he also competed in athletics.

He served in World War II and the Korean War. He earned several medals for his service in 3 branches of the military (U S Air Force, Navy, and Army). He retired from The Department of Federal Highways as a Project Engineer designing and building bridges and highways, a career that took him places all throughout the U.S.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank; mother, Freda; sisters, Ada, Mary and Wanda; brother, Larken; and stepson, Roy Roberts.

He is survived by his wife, Lola Goodrich; brothers, Jack of Abilene Texas, Charles, of Tecumseh, and E.E., of Konawa; daughter, Edie; grandchildren; great grandsons; and stepsons, Ron Roberts and Richard Childers.

Graveside services were held at Greenlawn Cemetery on River Boulevard, Bakersfield, Calif. Monday July 27, 2009, at 9 a.m.

Anna Gordon

Anna Frances Gordon, wife of former Lima resident Monroe Gordon, died recently.

She was born Aug. 11, 1954, to J.C. Judy and Mary Frances Judy, in Oklahoma City.

She accepted Christ at an early age. She was educated in the Oklahoma City Public School System and graduated from Douglas High School, in 1972.

She married Monroe Bernard Gordon. She was employed at OU Medical Center for 32 years as a Phlebotomist.

She is survived by her husband; daughter, Shelia Turner-Jordan, of Oklahoma City; two grandsons; and sisters, Joy Wilburn, GeorgeAnne Judy, and Mary Judy, all of Oklahoma City.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Shannon Earl Judy.

 

 

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Gary Gorsuch

Former Seminole resident Gary Gorsuch, age74, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at Mission Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 19, 1935.

 

Lowell Gosa

Lowell Gosa, lifetime Seminole resident passed away, Friday, July 3, 2009, at the age of 83.

Lowell was born, November 18, 1925 in Seminole, Oklahoma to parents Norman Mathis and Pearl Jane (Thomas) Gosa. He was a resident of Seminole County for 83 years.

Lowell married Dadie (Myers) Gosa, in Byng, Oklahoma on May 1, 1964, she preceded him in death on July 26, 2004.

Lowell was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church, store manager for Continental Emsco Oilfield Supply and circulation manager for the Seminole Producer, in the Wewoka area. He also served in the United States Army in WWII earning the rank of PFC.

Lowell is survived by his son, John and his wife Susan Gosa, of Seminole; two daughters, Jeanne Gosa, of Seminole and Julie and husband Jon Green, of Seminole; sisters, Hazel Hollon, of McAlester and Verla and husband Don Keener, of Okmulgee; and grandchildren, Abigail and Rachel Gosa.

Lowell was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Pearl Gosa; brothers, Ralph and James Gosa; and wife, Dadie (Myers) Gosa.

Funeral services for Lowell will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Daniel Smith will officiate with Scott Lenaburg assisting. Internment will be at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers are Walter Shepherd, Kim Myers, Kyle Keener, J P Duvall, Mackey Keener and Marty Joplin.

Honorary bearers are Tim Thetford, Brandon Thetford, Bill Duvall, Mike Gosa, Terry Gosa, Tom Easterwood, Kevin Lloyd, Jarrod Lloyd, Danny Keener, Edwin Gosa, Leon Collier, Bill Lloyd and the men of First Missionary Baptist Church.

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

 

 

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Rebecca

DeWitt

Ada resident Rebecca Lee DeWitt Gould, age 47, died Sunday, March 15, 2009, in Fairview. She was born Sept. 27, 1961, in Tucson, Ariz., to Emory Allen and Serena Annette Neeley DeWitt. She lived in this area most of her life.

She married Thomas E. Gould, Jr. April 28, 2006 in Gainesville, Texas. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas E. Gould, Jr., of Fairview; daughters, Chasity Abbitt, Regan Abbitt, Shanda Abbitt, all of Oklahoma City, and Ashley Norman, of Orion; stepdaughters, Alicia Cosby, and Ashland Whitener, both of Oklahoma City; mother, Serena Bounds, of Ada; step-father, Steven Sweet, of Ada; six grandchildren; sisters, Donna Bates, of Kingston, Betty Grammer, of Watson, Valerie VanWorth, of Ada, Brenda DeWitt, of Seminole, and Pamela DeWitt, of Norman; and brother, Donald DeWitt, of Ada.

She was preceded in death by her father, Emory Allen DeWitt.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at Criswell Funeral Home, Rev. Bob Langston will officiate. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Bearers will be Bob Wilson, Danny McWethy, Roger Neeley, Ricky Johnson, Lewis Gould, and Billy Curtis. Honorary bearers will be Brandon McWethy, Justin Fennell, Brice DeWitt and Chris McWethy.

 

 

David

Graham

Memorial services for David Graham, 63, are to be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009 at the Lamar Community Building.

He passed away in Lamar on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009.

David Graham was born Nov. 24, 1945 in Richmond, Calif., to Cecil Curley Edward Graham and Dovie Hill Graham.

He was a graduate of Holdenville High School and worked as a carpenter. On Oct. 19, 1975 David married Cheryl Martin and they raised three children together.

He was a veteran of the Viet Nam War serving in the United States Army.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl, of the home; children, Eric, Gina, and Heath; two brothers, Bruce and Don; grandchildren, Roman, Lexi, and Madison; his pet dog, Rita, and Vic Roubidoux, his adopted Iowa Tribal Brother.

David passed away surrounded by friends, other relatives and a special Godchild, Amber.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Edward.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in David’s memory made to The Marrow Foundation, 3001 Broadway Street NE, Suite 100, Minneapolis, M.N. 55412-1753 or the Eagle Sanctuary Grey Snow Eagle House, RR 1, Box 721, Perkins, 74509.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Rheuben

Green

Rheuben Whitfield Green, of Rush Springs, departed this life, in Rush Springs, on Jan. 15, 2009, at the age of 91 years, 10 months and 2 days.

Rheuben Whitfield Green was born to Robert Whitfield and Birdie Dee (Clark) Green in-between Sayre and Cheyenne in Roger Mills County, on March 13, 1917.

Rheuben grew up in western Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1942. He married Thelma Brown on Feb. 22, 1942, in Norman. They served as foreign missionaries for International Crusades in South America for several years, he preached in most of the South American countries in both Spanish and Portuguese, including a Leper Colony in Brazil. He taught music at Temple High School in Temple, until he retired at the age of 72. He spent 56 years as a minister and retired from that at the age of 81.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, of Sterling. He enjoyed playing and teaching music, studying languages to include Spanish, Portuguese and German, and also enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include his wife Thelma Green, of the home; son, Rheuben Green and his wife Myong, of Rush Springs; daughter, Annette Henager, of Rush Springs; brother, Raymond Green, of Haywood, Calif.; sister, Cuba Jean Coats, of Seminole; 5 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Robert, Roy and Don; and 4 sisters, Geneva, Margie, Rheba and Leta Faye.

Funeral service will be at the First Baptist Church, in Sterling, on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Carlos Moreno officiating, under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home, in Walters. Burial will be on the family property.

 

 

 

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Bob Gregg

Bob Gregg, long time St. Louis, Oklahoma resident passed away Friday, July 31, 2009 at his home at the age of 66. 

Bob was born December 31, 1943 in Wanette to parents Roy Vernon and Thelma (Matthews) Gregg.

Bob attended school at Asher Public School system, served in the United States Army and a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Louis.

On May 5, 1962 Bob married Linda Sharber and together they owned and operated "Gregg’s Gas Station" there in St. Louis since the early 1970's.  

Bob is survived by two sons: Robert Don and his wife Brandy Gregg of St. Louis and David Roy Gregg also of St. Louis; Brother, Jimmy Gregg of Asher; and  sisters, Leota and her husband Doyle Rawls of Shawnee, Sue and husband Jack Thompson of Asher, and Fay and husband Jim McManus of Las Vegas, Nevada.. 

Bob is also survived by brother-in-law, Al Flynn of Mead, and three grandchildren Courtney, Ryan and Derrick Gregg.

Bob was preceded in death by: parents, Roy and Thelma Gregg, sister, Kay Flynn and sister-in-law Debbie Gregg.

Funeral Service for Bob is scheduled for 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at First Baptist Church of St. Louis, with Rev. Glenn Peck officiating, burial will follow at Wanette Cemetery in Wanette.

Serving as casket bearers are: Robert Fellows, Mike Huff, Nobbie Lowden, Robert Lowden, Greg Beverage, Bruce Floyd and all nephews will serve as honorary bearers.

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

 

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Linda Gregg

Linda Gregg, long time St. Louis, Oklahoma resident passed away Friday, July 31, 2009 at her home at the age of 62. 

Linda was born January 25, 1947 in Konawa to parents Eddie Franklin and Rachel Nancy (Baker) Sharber.

Linda attended school at Vamoosa Public School system, and a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Louis, Oklahoma.

On May 5, 1962 Linda married Bob Gregg and together they owned and operated "Gregg’s Gas Station" there in St. Louis since the early 1970's.

Linda also worked at the United States Postal Services in Earlsboro, Oklahoma and the Daily Oklahoman.

Linda is survived by two sons: Robert Don and his wife Brandy Gregg of St. Louis and David Roy Gregg also of St. Louis, Oklahoma. 

Sister, Donna and her husband Pete Stanley of Seminole, Oklahoma and three grandchildren Courtney, Ryan and Derrick Gregg.

Linda was preceded in death by: parents, Ed and Rachel Sharber; brothers, Jack, Joe Ed, Billy Don Sharber; sister, Mozeline Berry and Maxine Pamplin.

Funeral Service for Linda is scheduled for 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at First Baptist Church of St. Louis, Oklahoma with Rev. Glenn Peck officiating, burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery, Vamoosa, Oklahoma.

Serving as casket bearers are: Randy Stevens, Bill Sullivan, Steven Nail, Harold Brewer, C.L. Wise and Jack Oblander. 

All nephews will serve as Honorary Bearers.

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

 

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Joe Griffith

Joe Francis Griffith passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at Integris Baptist Medical Center, in Seminole, at the age of 73.

He was born Oct. 26, 1935, in Oklahoma City, to George Griffith and Margurite (Collins) Griffith.

He worked for Meadow Gold Dairy, Borden Dairy, B.J. Hughes and owned and operated Seminole Quick Stop before retiring. He served in the National Guard during 1956.

He married Phyllis Kay (Rogers) Wise Griffith on Oct. 10, 2000,

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria and David Guthrie, Brenda and Phillip Harris and Sharon and Danny Wood, all of Seminole; brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Oralee Griffith, of Eufaula; nineteen grandchildren; and twenty-one great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma Griffith; son, Jerry Beaird; daughter, Jeannette Bland; two brothers, Tom and George Griffith; and one sister, Wilma Larkins.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Pastor Herman Searcy officiating.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, in Little.

Pallbearers will be Danny Wood, David Guthrie, Phillip Harris, Josh Carpitcher, Troy Pack, and Scott Hanks.

Honorary Bearers will be Harvey Young, Lynn Floyd, Tim Walker, Larry Hale, Leslie Hale and Jason Dorrough.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family online at Swearingen Funeral Home, 100 W. Strothers, Seminole, Oklahoma 74868 405-382-3456

 

 

 

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Sheila Griggs

Sheila Ann "Baker" Griggs went to meet her Lord on Feb. 14, 2009. She was born on Aug. 9, 1963 in Bartlesville, to Henry and Doris Ann (Bell) Baker. She married Ray Griggs and made her home in Bartlesville for 25 years. She lived the last two years in Seminole, Oklahoma.

She attended Bartlesville Schools and graduated from Sooner High School. She was an avid photographer, and a member of the Corvette Club in Tulsa. She recently worked for Americontact, in Seminole. Before moving to Seminole she worked for Camera American and Arvest Bank, in Bartlesville.

She is survived by her parents, Henry and Doris Ann Baker, of Waurika; one sister Shelli Menshew and her husband Danny Minshew, of Brownwood, Texas; two nephews, Shawn Flatford and Jason Murray, both of Waurika; one great nephew, Casey Flatford, of Waurika; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends also survived Sheila.

Her grandparents Paul and Bertie Baker and Fairy and Medreath Bell preceded her in death.

Services are planned for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at the First Baptist Church, in Seminole with burial in Oakwood Cemetery, in Wewoka, with Rev. John Newland officiating.

Casket bearers will be Robert Moon, Mike Moon, Chris Moon, Justin Lankford, Billy Pike, and Dustin Parimore. Gary Tolson, Terry Brown will be an honorary bearer.

The family will meet at noon on Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, in Seminole for Lunch. The church is located at 420 Reid Street, in Seminole.

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

 

 

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Jack Guinn

Jack James Guinn, longtime resident of Maud, Oklahoma, passed from this life on Aug. 18, 2009 at the age of 78 years old. He was born Nov. 4, 1930, at Ray City south of Maud, to parents James Wiley Guinn and Ethel Gracie (Mitchell) Guinn.

Jack graduated from Maud High School in 1948. Following his graduation Jack served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. Jack also attended Seminole State College for two years. On Nov. 28, 1954 he married the love of his life Bille Joan Ledbetter, in Carr City, Oklahoma near Maud. The couple moved to Corpus Christi, Texas and started a family. They had two sons Billy Jack and Kevin. They were married for 15 years before Joan became ill and passed away at the age of 32. Following Joan’s death Jack and the boys returned to Maud in July of 1972.

Jack worked for Big Chief Drilling Co., Sun Tide Refinery and then Sun Oil Company for 33 years until he retired on May 1, 1989. He then went to work for Barton Wood Co. and later worked for Blue Star Petroleum. Jack continued to work until he was 75 years old. Even though Jack was officially retired he managed to keep busy on the farm where he and Kevin worked in their hay fields. Jack was affiliated with Trinity Baptist Church, in Maud.

Jack was always the "Life of the Party," he would light up any room he entered with his infectious smile and laugh. He will always be remembered for his kindness, quick wit and good-natured ribbing.

Jack leaves to cherish his memory his two sons, Kevin Guinn, of Maud, Oklahoma, B.J. Guinn and his wife Cindy, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, one brother and sister-in-law, Eugene "Gene" and Mary Mae Guinn, of Maud; four grandchildren Jarrett Guinn and his wife Ashley, of Norman, Oklahoma, Jessica (Guinn) Novotny and her husband Dave, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Beau Guinn, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Megan (Guinn) Williams and her husband Josh, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma; three great-grandchildren, Drew Guinn, Asher Guinn and Jett Novotny; Jack is also survived by a host of other dear family and loving friends.

Jack is preceded in death by his parent s James Wiley and Ethel Gracie Guinn and his beloved wife Bille Joan (Ledbetter) Guinn.

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

The family plans a private service as per Jack’s wishes.

Memorial donations can be made in the Memory of Jack Guinn to: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for Heart Research-825 N.E. 13th St.-Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104

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

 

 

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Cynthia

Gunter

Cynthia Anna Gunter, 92, longtime Seminole resident died, Sunday, June 21, 2009 at Pioneer Nursing Home, in Seminole, Oklahoma. Mrs. Gunter was born August 17, 1916 in Pope County, Arkansas, to Henry and Hattie (Payne) Harris.

Mrs. Gunter moved to Earlsboro with her family in November of 1938 and later to Seminole where she lived and raised her three sons. Mrs. Gunter was employed at Seminole Municipal Hospital for over 28 years as a nurse’s aide. She was also a longtime member of the First Church of God, in Seminole.

Her husband, Virgil Gunter in 1946, preceded her in death.

Three sons and a daughter-in-law, Herb and Liz Gunter of Seminole, Herman Gunter and Lester Gunter, both of Seminole, survive her; as well as two brothers, George Harris, of Columbia, Louisiana and Fay Harris of Woodward, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Sonia and Tom Scott, of Seminole, Oklahoma and Carrie and Kyle Nault, of Deer Park, Texas; four great-grandchildren, Colby and Katie Scott, of Seminole, Oklahoma and Kyla and P.T. Nault, of Deer Park, Texas; and several nieces and nephews also survive her.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2009 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole, Oklahoma. With Rev. Tom Newell officiating. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery, Seminole County, Oklahoma

Messages of condolences may be made online at:www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Derrel

Gurley

Derrel Gene Gurley was born on Christmas day, 1931 in Seminole, to Edgar and Frances Gurley.

He grew up in Oklahoma and north Texas where he graduated from Holiday High School. Derrel earned a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech in 1954.

With his diploma in hand, he went to work pulling weeds in the flower garden of the District Office. He enjoyed his 28 years at Dowell as he moved around the oil patch, living in Oklahoma, Louisiana, and finally retiring in Houston, Texas.

He made many lifelong friends along the way. In partnership with some of these friends, he holds numerous patents in the oil service industry. After retiring from Dowell in Houston, Texas he worked for various oil and oil service companies for another 20 years.

Derrel was a devoted father and grandfather, freely passing along life lessons. He was a member of Memorial UMC in Houston, Texas. He loved fishing with his oilfield buddies all over North America.

In retirement, he found many new friends at University Place senior living center and missed them dearly when he moved to Ft. Worth, Texas. He died at a nursing home of Parkinson’s Disease.

Preceding him in death are his parents; brother, Donald; and his first wife, Miriam.

He is survived by his son, D. Gene Gurley, Jr. and wife, Ann, of Alvarado, Texas; daughter, Melissa Martin and husband Walter, of Calgary, Canada; wife, Michele, of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Julie, Robert, Gina, Jennifer, Will; and great-grandchild, Hayden.

A memorial service will be conducted on Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, of Alvarado, Texas. Internment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 1 p.m.

 

 

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Eugene

Gustin

Mr. Eugene "Gene" Edward Gustin, age 82, of Waxhaw, N.C. passed away on Friday, Feb. 13, at Presbyterian Hospital, in Matthews, N.C.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 1 - 2 p.m. with services in celebration of his life beginning at 2 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel, 3700 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews, N.C. 28104 with Pastor Roderick Meredith officiating. Entombment will follow the service in the Sylvan Abbey Mausoleum at Forest Lawn East Cemetery.

Mr. Gustin was born Jan. 17, 1927 in Pittsburgh, Kan., son of the late Perry and Beulah Gustin. His grandson, Michael Brent Ray also preceded him in passing.

Gene had a long lasting career as a VP in the Offshore Oil Drilling Industry where his supervisors call him the "Pro of the Pro's". He was a dedicated family man, as he always made sure his family never went without. He was a hard worker, loved socializing and was the type of man that never met a stranger.

He was also very witty and had a great sense of humor. Gene was a dedicated member of the Living Church of God where the members loved him and thought of him as family.

Survivors include his beloved wife and best friend, Gigi Gustin, of Waxhaw, N.C.; children, Michele Ray, Michael Gustin, and Dana Cox; grandchildren, Krysti Terrell, Chirs Cox, Daniel Cox, Jaime Reynolds, Sean Gustin and Patrick Gustin; great-grandchildren, Emily, Bailey, Shelby and Brenly Terrell, Tyler, Katey, Trenton, Laney and Colby Cox, Gracie and Ellie Reynolds, Hannah Gene Gustin and Ella Campbell Gustin.

Arrangements for the family are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel. Online guestbook is available at www.heritagefuneral.net

Harold Haddican

Harold Joseph "Hal" Haddican, 87, Seminole resident died Monday, August 3, 2009 at his home in Seminole.

Hal was born June 11, 1922 in Santanta, Kansas to Walter Paul and Mary (Schmitz) Haddican.

Hal served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, as a Gunners Mate 3rd Class.

For many years Hal was a professional baseball player.

He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and for several Minor league teams throughout the United States.

He was a member of the Association of Professional Ball Players of America.

After his baseball career he, became self-employed a masonry contractor and retired in 1990.

Hal was married to Bernadine M. "Bernie" Haddican and she preceded him in death on July 13, 1994.

Two brothers, Glenn Haddican of Banning, California and William and wife Dana Haddican of Seminole, survived him. Several nieces and nephews also survive him.

His parents, a brother, Gene Haddican and a sister, Marie Kennedy and his wife Bernie preceded him in death.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at Little Cemetery with Chaplain Steve Mayhan officiating.

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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Charles Hadley

Charles Douglas Hadley, age 63, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at Cushing Regional Hospital.

He was born on May 31, 1946, in Nehawka, Neb., to Zella (Wade) and Sterling "Bud" Hadley. He married Patricia Payne, in Oklahoma City, in 1973. He was a carpenter by trade, and he to fished and played guitar.

He is survived by his mother; sons, Charles Hadley, Jr., of Moore, and David Hadley, of Springfield, Mo.; daughters, Lisa Madden, of Cushing, and Debbie Butler, of Springfield, Mo; brothers, Dean Hadley and Everett Hadley, both of Kimberling City, Mo.; two sisters, Janice Bowman, of Kimberling City, Mo., and Beverly Boyd, of Moore; and several grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife and father.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, of Konawa. Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate. Visitation is Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home, in Konawa.

 

 

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David Hall

Former Seminole resident David G. Hall, of Goldsby, Oklahoma, passed peacefully from this life on Thursday, May 21, 2009, at the age of 65 with his family by his side.

David was born in Seminole, Oklahoma, on October 5, 1943 to Ralph and Geraldine (Daniels) Hall. He graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1960. He was united in marriage to Linda M. King on May 18, 1963.

David was employed by Baker Hughes Oil Tools Company as a fishing tool supervisor. He enjoyed spending time with his family, boating, fishing, watching car races and was an avid football fan.

David is survived by his wife, Linda of the home: two sons, Robert Hall and wife Mona Michaelis, of Midland, Texas, Steve Hall and wife Cheryl, of Moore, Oklahoma, daughter and son-in-law; Natalie Hendrix and husband Brent; grandchildren, Ben, Joe and Matthew Hall, of Midland, Texas; Chris, Caitlin and Cameron Hall, of Moore, Oklahoma, Jordan, Tyler and Presley Hendrix, of Yukon, Oklahoma; sister, Sondra Stark, of Scottsdale, Arizona; along with numerous other relatives and dear friends.

David will be laid to rest on Saturday, May 23, at Little Cemetery in a private family service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.

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

 

Delmar Hall

Lifelong Seminole County resident Delmar Ozie Hall died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at the Pioneer Nursing Home, in Seminole, at the age of 87.

He was born May 8, 1921 to Ozie William and Nellie (Tarpley) Hall, in Wister.

He was a groundskeeper at the Wewoka Golf Course.

He is survived by his nephew, Roy E. Wainwright, of Seminole

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

A Memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

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

 

 

 

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Grace Hall

Grace Marie Hall, 84, longtime Seminole County resident died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at Seminole Care and Rehabilitation Center, in Seminole.

She was born March 21, 1925, to Dick and Alice McGirt, in Okfuskee County.

She married Robert L. Hall on March 22, 1967, in Phoenix, Ariz.

She worked in several job capacities during her lifetime from The Douglas Aircraft Plant during World War II to cooking and cleaning of homes and even construction work from time to time.

She was involved in the politics of the Seminole Nation. She was a member of The Seminole Nation and severed as Band Chairman for the Newcomer Band. She was also a member of Little Quarsarty Baptist Church, in Cromwell.

She is survived by her son, Anthony Hall, of Maud, and sister, Minnie Tsinhnahjinnie, of Phoenix, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jimmy McGirt; and sister, Janie McGirt.

The body will be taken to the Achena Church at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, and Elder Kelly Tiger, Jr. will be officiating the services.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at Achena Presbyterian Church, southeast of Maud. Burial will take place at the McGirt family cemetery.

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

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

Tennie Ham

Tennie Bell Ham went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 5, 2009 in Enid, Oklahoma, at the age of 98 years.

She was born on November 24, 1910 in Holdenville, Oklahoma to Benjamin and Maime Minter.

She married Jesse Ham on February 29, 1928, he preceded her in death. She was a housewife and mother for the majority of her life. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, cooking and spending time with her family.

She leaves to cherish her memories three children, a son, Jesse Ham, Jr., of Shawnee, Oklahoma; and two daughters, Juanita Simmons, of Enid, Oklahoma, and Oneta Shinner Ham, of Edmond, Oklahoma; she is also survived by seven grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and 18 great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Maime Minter; husband, Jesse Ham; two brothers; four sisters; and one great grandson.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rusty Dawson officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Talby Justus, Harley Justus III, Curtis Simmons, Kobe Simmons Justin Henniger and Joseph Henniger.

 

 

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Josephine Hamilton

Josephine Hamilton, a resident of Midwest City for more than 40 years, died July 16 at age 94.

A native of Stratford, Okla., she also was raised in Checotah and Cushing, graduating from Cushing High School.

She won the Miss Clear Lake pageant in Cushing.

Josephine married the love of her life, A. Burt Hamilton, on April 3, 1936, in Enid, and they toured the world together during his Air Force career, living in Japan, Illinois, New York and California, among other places. They were together 62 years before his death in 1998.

She was a deeply spiritual woman who had a love of gardening. She was a recipient of the Midwest City Garden Club’s Yard of the Month award. Josephine lived her final one and a half years at Bradford Village in Edmond, where her rose-shaded glasses and ever-present smile earned her the nickname Miss Hollywood.

She also was named Bradford’s first Prom Queen in spring 2008.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Mikee and Phil Neill of Seminole; her son and daughter-in-law, Arnold and Beverly Hamilton of Edmond; her grandchildren, Robyn Neill of Yukon, Andy Hamilton and wife Ashley of Iola, Kan., and Matt Hamilton of Edmond; and great-grandson, Maddox James Hamilton, of Iola, Kan.

The family is extraordinarily grateful to Carter Hospice’s staff and volunteers, the Bradford Village team, Dr. Frank C. Davis and nurse Ramona.

Services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at Barnes Friederich Funeral Home, Midwest City, Okla., with 2:30 p.m. burial at Memorial Park Cemetery, Enid, Okla. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Services are under the direction of Barnes Friederich Funeral Home of Midwest City.

 

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Thomas

Hansen

Thomas William Hansen, 60 year-old, Seminole resident died Sunday, June 21, 2009 at his home. He was born Aug. 6, 1948, in Wasco County, Ore., to Henry L. Hansen and Amy (Jones) Hansen.

Following High School Hansen served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He later married Linda Faye (Mayes) Hansen on Dec. 23, 1988, in Rio Linda, Calif. They moved to Seminole six years ago from Rockland, Calif.

Hansen worked as a construction contractor and also worked for White’s Building and Lumber, in Seminole. He was a member of the Lighthouse Tabernacle Church of God, in Seminole.

He is survived by his wife, of the home; four sons; five daughters; two siblings; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Tamberlyn Sue Russell.

Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, 2009 and Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home, in Seminole from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. each evening.

A Celebration of Hansen’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2009 at the Lighthouse Tabernacle Church of God located on Hwy 9 across from the Oil Museum, in Seminole. Chaplain Karen McCullar will officiate the service. The United States Army will provide Military Honors.

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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Janie Harber

Janie M. Harber, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Oct 16, 2009. She was born Feb. 9, 1937, to Frank Sr. and Willie Harber. She was born and raised in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Janie was a wonderful mother and friend, she was a person that always put others needs before her own.

She is survived by her daughter, Julie Brown and husband Johnie, of Sapulpa; grandsons, Justin and Cole Brown; son, Frank Cumpton and wife Vickie, of Abilene, Texas; grandchildren, Christopher, Elisha and Daniel; and five great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at the Seminole Church of Christ, at 12040 N. Hwy 99.

 

Mary Harber

Former Konawa resident Mary (May) Etras Jumper Harber, 97, of Blanchard, died Thursday, March 5, 2009, after a lengthy illness.

She was born May 14, 1911, to James Franklin and Sarah Lou Jumper, in Sallisaw.

She graduated from Konawa High School and East Central Oklahoma State University.

During the depression she left home to work various jobs to help support her family. As a young woman, she worked as a secretary at the state capitol. She also worked for Philips Petroleum, in Tulsa. During WWII she moved her family to California where she acquired work in the livestock loan department of Bank of America.

She and her husband owned and operated several Seminole businesses including the tag agency and Frank Harber Buick.

Thirty-five years ago she owned and operated her own drapery business, in Seminole.

She is survived by four children, Janie Servias, of Arkansas, Donna Stokes, of Blanchard, Mark Harber, of Arkansas, and Jim Harber, of Blanchard; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Franklin and Sarah Lou Jumper; brother, James Franklin Jumper Jr.; sisters, Iva Gardner, Eva Ragland, and Ruby Schrader; husband, Frank Hershell Harber; and son, Frank Harber, Jr.

Services were Monday, March 09, 2009 at Eisenhour Funeral Home, in Blanchard, at 10 a.m. Pastor Dale Brubaker officiated.

 

 

 

 

Arlene Harjo

Arlene Onis Harjo, age 34 and a resident of Sasakwa, died Monday, April 6, 2009, at the Seminole Estates Rehab Center, in Seminole. She was born Aug. 24, 1974, in Seminole, to Philip Harjo and Lucy (Tebe) Harjo.

She is survived by her parents, Lucy Harjo, of the home and Philip Harjo, of Norman; brothers, Arthur Tebe, of Sasakwa and Anthony Harjo, of Seminole; and sister, Phyllis Yahola, of Sasakwa.

A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9 at the Cedar Creek Eufaula Baptist Church north of Konawa. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, April 10, at the church under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, in Konawa.

Burial will follow at the Tebe Family Cemetery, in Sasakwa. David Dunson and Newman Crow will officiate.

Pallbearers are Jacob Tebe, Steven Tebe, Leo Moppin, Jr., Michael Wood, Danny Harjo, and Donald Dorsey.

Honorary pallbearers are Steve Dorsey, Victor Harjo, Keith Williamson, Joseph Tebe, Daniel Tanyan, and James Harjo, Jr.

Visitation is located at Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

 

 

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Charlotte

Harjo

Charlotte Ann Harjo, age 52, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, on Hwy 99 near Wolf.

A Wake service is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at the Pentecostal Church of God, in Konawa, and funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at the Pentecostal Church of God, in Konawa, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, of Konawa. Rev. Arthur Carpitcher will officiate. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Johnnie Harjo, Tony Melton, Leo "Crane" Alexander, Blake Alexander, John Harjo, and Steve Harrison. Honorary Pallbearers are James Harjo, Richy Harjo, Jeremy Harjo, Brandon Harjo, Felix Martinez, Winfred Harjo, Jonathan Walker, and Francisco Porras.

She was born June 30, 1956, in Talihina, to Almond Harjo and Jo Anne (Wolf) Harjo. She received an Associate in Applied Science, and she worked as an Accounting Assistant for the Seminole Judgment Fund. She lived most of her life in the Konawa area. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God, of Konawa.

She is survived by her son, Brandon Harjo and her daughter, Jennifer Simpson, both of Konawa; three brothers, James Harjo, of Ada, Jeremy Harjo, of Konawa, and Richy Harjo, of Wewoka; three sisters, Jimmie Lou Harjo, of Ada, Tammy Harjo, of Oklahoma City, and Juanita Gibson, of Ada; and one grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Almond and Jo Anne Harjo, one sister, Elizabeth Robinson, and one brother, Sam Harjo.

 

 

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David Harjo

David Lee Harjo died Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at the age of 39, in Ada.

David was born June 27, 1970, in Talihina, to Franklin and Lizzie Harrison Harjo. He married Wanda Lindsey Harjo on Sept. 4, 1994, in Konawa,

He is survived by his wife; parents; step children, Cathy and Ron Clutter, of Konawa, David Moore, of Sasakwa, and Glenn Moore, of Noble; grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George Harjo, Charlie Harrison, and Lillie Walters Harrison.

He was baptized at the age of 16 by Rev. Franklin Harjo Sr. at Rock Springs Baptist Church, on Oct. 4, 1986. He graduated from Sasakwa Schools. He was employed by the Seminole Nation as a Security Guard at the River Mist Casino.

Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday Aug. 25, 2009 at Bird Creek Church in Sasakwa at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend John Wayne Tulsa officiating and Rev. Kenneth Cooper assisting. Burial will follow at Rock Springs Cemetery, in Sasakwa.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Eugene Harjo

Sasakwa resident Eugene Harjo, age 67, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, in Carl Albert Hospital.

He was born Nov. 9, 1941 in Seminole County to Joe and Minnie (Davis) Harjo. He graduated from Sasakwa High School.

He was a member of Spring Baptist Church, Tallahassee Band.

He served in the Vietnam War and worked for Seminole Nation as Plumber.

He is preceding in death by his parents; sister, Irene Coody; brothers, Jimmy Joe Harjo, Jimsey Harjo, and Albert Harjo.

Survivors include his sons Darrell Harjo, of Sasakwa and Eugene Harjo Jr., of Vamoosa; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother, Jess Harjo, of Kansas.

Wake Services are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at Spring Baptist Church.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2009 at Spring Baptist Church, with Rev. Joe Coon and Rev. Leon Postoak officiating and interment at Harjo-Davis Family Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

 

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Joe Harjo

Former Wewoka resident Joe Albert Harjo died Feb 13, 2009 in Shawnee, at the age of 69.

He was born June 20, 1939 in Sasakwa, to Albert and Minnie (Buck) Harjo. He graduated from Sasakwa High School and attended Haskell Indian College, in Lawrence, Kan. for two years. He was a member of Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church.

At the time of his death he was retired from Mobil Chemical as a Machine Operator.

He married Fannie Tiger Oct. 13, 1979 in Shawnee, and to this marriage three children were born.

Survivors include his wife, of the home, Fannie Harjo; son, Ronnie Allen Harjo, of Norman; daughters, Stephanie Ann Bills, of Edmond, Sonya Denise Rogers, of Carmie, Ill.; five grandchildren; and sister, Elsie Cully.

Preceding him in death are his parents Albert and Minnie Harjo, sister Sereda Sue Sanchez, and brother Steve Allen Harjo.

A Wake service is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday at Stout-Phillips Chapel with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church, with Pastor Joe Coon and Pastor George Harjochee officiating. Burial is to follow at Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pall Bearers will be Harold Cully, A.J. Foster, Bobby Bills, Herschel Wise, Phoenix Bills, Ronnie Harjo, and Christian Bills.

Honorary Bearers will be Frank Sanchez, Keith Sanchez, Noe Sanchez, and Christopher Sanchez.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Kenneth

Harjo

Longtime Seminole resident Kenneth Wayne Harjo passed away on Aug.23, 2009 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 62.

He was born on Aug. 22, 1947, in Prague, Oklahoma, to Taylor and Cindy (Deere) Harjo. He was a truck driver and worked for B.J.’s Hughes, Hooten Oil and Tiger Trucks.

He was a member of the Victory Baptist Church and Hitchitee United Methodist Church; he was saved 10 years ago.

He married Wynona (Wood) Harjo and she survives him of the home, he also leaves to cherish his memories, three sons and daughters-in-law: Keith and Renee Douthit, of Meeker, Tim and Polly Harjo, of Maud, Stace and Holli Harjo, of Seminole, and one daughter and son-in-law: Brandy Harjo and Mike Beal, of Joplin, Missouri, and a granddaughter that was raised as a daughter, Kristen Alldredge, of the home, three brothers: Bill Tiger, of Norman, Oklahoma, Larry Deere, of Seminole and Charles "Pop" Deere, of Sherman, Texas. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews and other family and dear friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Stanley Harjo and Taylor Harjo, Jr. and stepdaughter, Tammie King.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009 at the Hitchitee United Methodist Church with Rev. George Harjocee and Mike Harjo officiating. He will be laid to rest at Hitchitee Church Cemetery.

A wake will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009 at Hitchitee United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. The church is located in Little on 99A go East Approximately 6 miles to Church Sign then go North 1/2 Mile.

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

Casket Bearers are: Anthony Hawkins, Oscar Carpitche, Danny Wood, Russ Wood, Buddy Wood, Mike Wood and Raymond Shaffer

Honorary Bearers are: Rusty Wood, Jim Fulton, Larry Chilcoat, Braxton Douthit, Elijah Harjo and Taylor Harjo.

 

 

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Leroy Harjo

Leroy Harjo, age 61, formerly of Seminole, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in Sacramento, Calif.

He was born Aug. 22, 1948, in Talihina, to Amos and Lucille May (Larney) Harjo.

He attended Central High School and later joined the Marines. He was of the Baptist Faith.

He was raised by his aunt Roselie Lena, of Seminole.

He is preceded in death by his mother; sister, Betty Harjo; and brother Bobby Harjo.

He is survived by his wife, Cindi Sue, of the Home: father; step-mother, Patriciam of Oklahoma City; children, Jovita Harjo, Adrienne Harjo, Renita Harjo, Rebecca Harjo, Shaun Mulhall, and Holly Anderson; twelve grandchildren; brothers, Leon Harjo, David Harjo, Arthell "Pewee" Harjo, Josephine Harjo, and Christopher Harjo; and sister, Shirley Biggs.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at Spring Baptist Church, Sasakwa with Rev. Billy Joe Harjo officiating, and burial to follow at Harjo Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Timothy Harjo, Billy Joe Harjo, Danny Harjo, Shaun Mulhall, Ruben Mendoza, and Russell Harjo.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

A guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Patricia

Harjo

Lifelong Seminole county resident, Patricia Michelle Harjo, age 47, died May 13, 2009 in Tulsa.

She was born Dec. 20, 1962 in Tulsa, to Jonas Harjo, Sr. and Diana (Wolf) Harjo.

She was a homemaker and was a member of the Okmulgee Indian Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sons, Raymond Harjo, Jr., and Ryan Tiger, both of Seminole; daughters, Alicia Harjo, Ashley Harjo, Tiffany Harjo, Tyshan Harjo, Stephanie Harjo, and Eliza Harjo, all of Seminole; brothers, Ray Wolf, of Texas, Nathan Harjo, of Broken Arrow, Jonas Harjo, Jr., of Oklahoma City, Tommy Harjo, of Choctaw, Dorsey Harjo, of Holdenville, Douglas Harjo, of Tulsa, Jerome Harjo of Shawnee, and Shawn Harjo of Bristow; sisters, Diane Harjo, of Florida, Loretta Harjo, of Shawnee, Tammy Harjo, of Oklahoma City, Valerie Thomas, and Cheryl Laskey, both of Shawnee; and three grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jonas Harjo, Sr. and Diana Wolf Harjo; grandparents, Stella McSosar and Ben McCosar; and sons, Vincent Harjo and Michael Tiger.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2009 at the Birdcreek Indian Baptist Church, in Sasakwa, with Dorsey Nero, Jesse Wind and Kenneth Cooper officiating. Interment will follow at Birdcreek Indian Baptist Church Cemetery, in Sasakwa.

There will be a wake on Saturday, May 16, 2009 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. She will be taken to the church on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Pallbearers will be: Natthan Harjo, Christian Thomas, Marlon Harjo, Demont Harjo, Alex Harjo and Jeremiah Harjo.

Honorary Bearers will be: Robert Thomas III., Ronnie Factor, Carlos Harjo, Victor Harjo, Darrell Harjo and DeAndre Laskey.

Viewing Information: Saturday, May 16 at 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wake Service will be held Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Swearingen Funeral Home 100 W. Strothers Seminole, Oklahoma (405) 382-3456.

 

 

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Rosie Harjo

Rosie Anita Harjo, of Maud, Oklahoma, a life long Seminole County resident, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2009, at the age of 52.

Rosie was born on August 14, 1956, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to parents Jonases and Mary Ellen Scott. Rosie was a wife, homemaker, and a member of the Achena Presbyterian Church.

Rosie is survived by husband, Albert Curley, Jr.; three stepsons, Michael Curley, of Maud, Oklahoma, Steven House, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Glen House and wife Brandy, of Maud, Oklahoma. She is also survived by two stepdaughters, Darla Curley, of Seminole, Oklahoma and Emily Clarkson, of Meeker, Oklahoma. Rosie is survived by brothers, Leon and Randy Harjo, both of Maud, Oklahoma and sisters Joanna Harjo and husband Curtis Gentry, of Konawa, Oklahoma, and Kathie Hurst and friend Mike Steele, of Maud, Oklahoma, Rita Harris and husband David, of Maud, Oklahoma, Jeannette Harjo-Codd and husband George, of Staten Island, New York, Toni and Michael Morgan and Tiffany and Michael Parker, of Blackwell, Oklahoma. She is also survived by godson, Cody Williams, of Maud, Oklahoma; stepson Edward Shawn, of Hackett, Arkansas; 17 step-grandchildren; and 2 step-great grandchildren on the way.

Rosie was preceded in death by her grandfather, Lee Harjo, her father and mother, Jonases and Mary Harjo, and a stepdaughter Janet Harmon.

Services for Rosie will be held Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the People’s Church of Maud, Oklahoma with Rev. Jimsey Harjo officiating and assisted by Bunny Carpitcher.

Casket Bearers: Michael Curley, Bill Harmon, Scotty Harmon, Cody Williams, Curtis Gentry and Joshua Phelps

Honorary Bearers: Jacob Harjo, Jeremiah Harjo, Leon Harjo, Randy Harjo, George Codd and Frankie Williams.

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

 

Harjo

Wynona Harjo

Life long Seminole County resident Wynona Ann (Wood) Harjo, age 66, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 in Meeker. She was born Nov. 7, 1943, in Seminole to Jimmy Wood and Flora (Harjo) Wood.

She graduated from Bowlegs High School in 1960 and later married Kenneth Wayne "Ollie" Harjo on Feb. 14, 1977, in Seminole County.

She was a homemaker who also had worked in the home health care industry.

She is survived by her sons, Keith Douthit, of Meeker, Oklahoma, Tim Harjo, of Maud, and Stace Harjo, of Seminole; daughter, Brandy Harjo, of Joplin, Mo.; brother, Hershell "Rusty" Wood, of Edmond; sisters, Nila Fulton, of Oklahoma City, Laverne Shaffer, of Springfield, Mo., Zelda Cline, of Shawnee, and Ida Chilcote, of Sulphur; and 14 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and daughter, Tammie King.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 27, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole. Rev. George Harjoce and Rev. Mike Harjo will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Hitchitee Cemetery located 5 miles east of Little, on Hwy 99-A.

Casket bearers will be: Danny Wood, Mike Wood, Russ Wood, Anthony "Buddy" Wood, Rickey Cline, Gregg Chilcote and Johnny Ray Wood.

Honorary bearers will be: (Grandsons) Braxton Douthit, Elijah Harjo and Taylor Harjo.

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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Janet

Harmon

Janet Harmon, age 44, of Carnegie, passed away Friday April 10, 2009 at her residence.

Janet was born June 3, 1964 to Albert and Jo Ann Curley, in Phoenix, Arizona. She was united in marriage to Billy Harmon, on November 3, 1999, in Carnegie. She was a member of the Nazarene Church. in Carnegie.

She is preceded in death by her stepfather, Tom Fuller; grandparents, Helen and Pinkie Determan; uncle, Joe Gregory; and mother-in-law, Barbara Harmon.

Survivors include her husband, Billy Harmon, of the home; two sons, Scottie Harmon and wife Crystal, of Carnegie and Billy Don Harmon III, of Carnegie; three daughters, Krista Harmon, Danielle Harmon, and Kristin Harmon, all of Carnegie; mother, JoAnn Fuller, of Alfalfa; father, Albert Curley and wife Rosie, of Maud; brother, Michael Curley, of Maud; sister, Darla Ann Nelson and husband Nathan, of Seminole; and two grandchildren, Kyler and Karlen Harmon, of Carnegie.

Funeral Services were scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, April 13, 2009, at the Nazarene Church, in Carnegie. Rev. Chip Perkins officiated the service with interment at Carnegie Cemetery, in Carnegie.

Services were under the direction of Ray and Martha’s Funeral Home, in Carnegie.

 

Edna Harper

Longtime Seminole County resident Edna Patricia Harper, age 89, died Sunday, May 10, 2009 in Tecumseh.

She was born May 9, 1920 in Albion, to Lewis Spicher and Cora Belle (Lovin).

She worked for South Western Bell in 1950 for 10 years, retiring in 1960. She was a member of the Church of Christ, in Cromwell.

She married Woodrow Wilson "Shorty" Harper on June 12, 1981 in Idabel.

She was preceded in by her parents, her first husband Yates Hoover, second husband Preston Lewis, and third husband Woodrow Wilson.

She is survived by a sister Cora Bernice Wilson, of Tecumseh.

There are no services planned at this time.

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

 

 

Jessie

Harrelson

Jessie Leora Harrelson, age 90, longtime Seminole resident died Jan. 21, 2009, at Pioneer Nursing Home, in Seminole. She was born Nov. 15, 1918, to Roy Clarence and Nellie (Murler) Harrelson, in Pharaoh. She came to Seminole in 1943 from Milfay. She attended the Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by three brothers, Raymond Harrelson, of Drumright, Randy Harrelson, of Shawnee, and Carl Harrelson, of Shawnee; and one sister, Lorene Jennings, of Holdenville.

Memorial services were planned for Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at 2 p.m. Services were held at the Pioneer Nursing Home where she was a resident. Burial will follow in Weleetka.

L.C.

Harrison, Jr.

L. C. Harrison, Jr., age 88 and former resident of Seminole County, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at his residence in Shawnee.

He was born Feb. 28, 1921, in Seminole County, to Sybil (Harris) and L.C. Harrison, Sr. He married Jacquelyn (Bowen) on May 26, 1946, in Van Buren, Ark. He was a retired Major for the Army and served during WWII and the Korean conflict. He earned a Master’s in Education, and he was also a retired schoolteacher for the Bethel Acres school system. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rites member of the Masonic Composite Lodge 107. Later, he became a Reserve Deputy Sheriff for Pottawatomie County.

He is survived by his son, James Harrison, of Shawnee; daughters, Carol Arrant, of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., and Susie Rogers, of Cameron; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; and sister, Noweta McNaughton.

Graveside services with full Military Honors are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, at Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, in Konawa.

 

 

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Arthur

Harris Jr.

Arthur Lee Harris, Jr. 62 year-old longtime Seminole County resident died Monday, March 2, 2009 at O.U. Medical Center, in Oklahoma City.

He was born June 4, 1946, in Earlsboro, to Arthur Lee Harris and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Mae Frances (Miller) Harris.

Harris was living in Spencer, where he was a member of the Israel Chapel and worked as a chef at Willow View Hospital, in Spencer. Prior to moving to Spencer he worked as a chef at the Biscuit Hill Restaurant in Earlsboro for many years.

Survivors include two sisters, Anna Yarbrough, of Earlsboro, and Idea Wisemen, of Holly Springs, Miss.

Harris is preceded in death by his parents; and by siblings, Roger L. Harris, Sr., Lucy Mae Harris, Edward Harris, Eurlene Talton, Victoria Harris, Margriette Harris and Leroy Harris.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, March 7, 2009 at the Israel Chapel, located at N.E. 38th and Adair, in Spencer. Elder Richard C. Laskey, Rev. James Grayson, Rev. Charles Wyatt, Jr. and Rev. Barry Harris will officiate the service. 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

 

 

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George Harris

Konawa native George William Harris embodied the character of the unassuming heroic American profiled by Tom Brokaw in The Greatest Generation. He left us at age 86 on November 13, 2009.

George was born and raised by local pioneers Joe and Maude Harris as the youngest of seven children on their property a half-mile north of Summers Chapel. During Joe’s tenure as Justice of the Peace, a very young George was featured humorously and fondly in the Leader riding heavy construction machinery as the tag-along "real" boss of a local public works project.

The family navigated the 1930’s Depression with some hardship but much resilience and good will, frequently offering homegrown food to less fortunate itinerant strangers. As World War II approached, George joined the National Guard and soon deployed to the German front with the 45th Division. He saw combat action in North Africa, Sicily and finally Anzio where he was captured, subsequently surviving 15 difficult months in a Prisoner of War camp. On his release, he learned that his father has passed away while he fought for the principles and country they both loved. He and his siblings then contributed financial and moral support to ensure that their mother and invalid brother were able to remain in their cherished home.

George married his high school sweetheart, earned an accounting degree and served in key financial management positions for the Cold War-era Department of Defense. He retired to San Diego at 60 to enjoy travel, biking, bridge and the camaraderie of family and many friends. In his personal and professional relationships, he was a bedrock of reliability, loyalty and balanced good humor. The contributions and sacrifices he made as a patriot and patriarch were known by a select few, and only then when probed. A knowledgeable citizen and positive contributor to our complex world, his personal satisfaction came from meeting his own high standards as family man, friend and humanitarian. He lived in the present, meeting both challenges and good fortune with aplomb and appreciation for the precious gift of life.

George was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Oberia Sanders Harris of Hazel. They are both commemorated at Midwest City’s Arlington Cemetery beside the gravesite of her father (James Newton Sanders) near the front of the mausoleum. He is survived by his son Joe of Coronado, granddaughter Cassandra of Honolulu, and grandson Brandon with his wife and three daughters of Carmel.

The family requests a place in your prayers for this proud son of Konawa.

 

 

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Oberia

Harris

Oberia Mae Sanders Harris, 84, passed away suddenly at her home in San Diego, California, on April 24, 2009.

Born and raised on a farm near Konawa, and a graduate of Konawa High, Oberia traveled widely, made friends professionally and personally around the world, and left a lasting, positive impression on everyone she met.

When she graduated from high school, World War II was imminent. Her fiancée, George Harris (also from Konawa), joined friends in the 45th Division and fought first in North Africa, then Sicily, and finally in Italy where he was declared Missing in Action at Anzio. This was difficult news for Oberia, who shortly thereafter relocated to Alameda, California, and obtained a job to help the war effort. George was later found to be a Prisoner of War transported to Germany where he spent 15 harrowing months in a prison camp.

At War’s end the two were wed, and then shared 64 years of happy marriage. Both worked for the Department of Defense for 40 years until their retirement to San Diego. They lived mostly in Colorado Springs, but volunteered for occasional duty in foreign countries, including RAF Alconbury in Great Britain, and assignments with the American embassies in Ankara, Turkey, and Ottawa, Canada.

In the Defense Department assignments, Oberia came to be the executive secretary for a succession of base commanders and general officers. The common refrain repeated many times was that she ran 90% of the operations so that her bosses could focus on the rest.

It was the same in her family and community lives. A consummate teammate, she shouldered much of the load and made everyone around her a better person. She had a contagious laugh and was comfortable discussing small town Americana, urban issues, geopolitics, or the poetry of Blake and Wordsworth. She also enjoyed bridge and folk dance. She was just plain good company.

Oberia was a gracious, spiritual and generous woman. A particularly valued gift to her family was her strength of character. This included assurances over the years of her pride in them, and that she herself had led a full and satisfying life with an acceptance of the inevitability of death as part of the natural cycle. While her passing was a shock, we know that she is in a place she wants to be.

She is survived by her husband; son, Joe of Coronado; granddaughter, Cassandra, of Honolulu; and grandson, Brandon with his wife and three daughters, of Carmel.

Should you be so moved, the family requests a place in your prayers for this wonderful woman who held her childhood memories and ongoing adventures of the town, the surroundings and the citizens of Konawa in fondest regard.

 

 

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Ryanne

Hauschild

Rite of Christian Burial Mass was held Monday morning for Ryanne West Hauschild, granddaughter of Seminole residents, Bob and Kathy Snow.

Ryanne was born April 27, 1979, in Norman. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2001. Ryanne was an active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

She also enjoyed her job as a pharmacy technician at Walgreen’s Pharmacy, in Edmond. Her church and huge family were a big part of Ryanne’s life and she lived by the motto of God first, others second and I am third.

Ryanne was in a terrible car accident in 1996, where she suffered a traumatic brain injury. She blessed all who knew her with another 13 years of life. She embraced the past many years by being a friend to everyone. She had a great smile and loved life. She spent much of her free time with her dog, Joey, taking pictures at family gatherings, watching movies, and making people laugh.

Ryanne is survived by her parents, Debe and Rich Hauschild and Blaine Rider; grandparents, Bob and Kathy Snow, Dean Allen, JB and Wanda Slemp; boyfriend, Kevin Ring; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Patty Allen, Willie and Stan West and Richard and Connie Hauschild.

Donations can be made to one of Ryanne’s favorite charities, Camp Barnabas, 901 Private Road 2060,Purdy, Mo., 65734.

 

 

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Wayne

Hause

Wayne Robert Hause, 82 year-old, longtime Seminole resident passed from this life Tuesday, April 28, 2009, in Seminole, Oklahoma. He was born August 22, 1926 in Claremore, Oklahoma to parents Caleb Wilson Hause and Margurite (Foster) Hause.

Wayne was ½ Cherokee and a member of the Cherokee Nation; he was also a member of the First Baptist Church, in Seminole. Wayne loved to play music and played in a band for many years.

Wayne owned and operated the "IWANA CLUB" east of Seminole from 1962-1981 and then from 1986-1988 when he retired. One of his regular customers and later a close family friend was Conway Twitty who Wayne convinced to switch from playing Rock-n-roll to Country. Conway would often perform at the IWANA CLUB.

Survivors include one son, Max Hause, of Seminole, Oklahoma; two daughters, Marci Deere, of Sherman, Texas and Jamie Hause, of Ft. Gibson, Oklahoma; one sister, Sherrill Sue Null, of Seminole, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, Bryan Hause, April Hause, Erick Douthit, Nikki Douthit, Wade Douthit, Jim Willis and Justin Willis; 19 great-grandchildren and a host of other family and dear friends including the Anson family to whom he was very close to.

Wayne is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bill Hause; and two sisters, Audie Faye Brown and Betty Jane Hause.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, May 1, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole. Rev. Tim Tate will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole.

Casket Bearers will be: Max Hause, Bryan Hause, Clark Anderson, Caleb Hause, James Morrison and Erick Douthit.

Honorary Bearers will be: Ron Null, Charles Anson, Dave Anson and Larry Dunn.

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

 

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Casey

Hawkins

Funeral services for Casey Hawkins, of Ada, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at the Snake Creek Indian Baptist Church near Little. Interment will follow at Cornelius Family Cemetery near Little. Officiating will be Rev. Osborne Roberts, and Rev. George Mooney. Wake service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at the Snake Creek Indian Baptist Church near Little.

Mr. Hawkins died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at his residence, in Ada, at the age of 21. He was born Sept. 28, 1987, in Ada, to Jim Hawkins and Carol Harjo Hawkins.

Mr. Hawkins graduated from Byng High School in 2007 and he was a lifelong resident of Ada. He was a member of the Chickasaw Nation Dance Troop, he loved playing stickball, video games, and he loved to draw.

Mr. Hawkins is survived by his father, Jim Hawkins and Jaedeen Evans; three brothers, Jimmy "Chow" Hawkins, Toby Hawkins and his wife Regina, and Kelly "Moksie" Hawkins; two sisters, Derekah Hawkins Kilcrease and her husband Roman and Erika "Missy" Daniels; paternal grandmother, Evelyn Hawkins; three nephews, Saije and Kaden Kilcrease; and Calaeb Hawkins and numerous aunts and uncles.

He was preceded by his mother, Carol Harjo Hawkins; one brother, Josh Micah "Sasquatch" Hawkins; maternal grandparents, Edmond and Lucy Harjo; and paternal grandfather, John Hawkins.

Pallbearers: Donny Earp, Isiah Harjo, Kendal Conlee, Kristopher Conlee, Jimmy "Chow" Hawkins, Toby Hawkins, Kelly "Moksie" Hawkins, Sheldon Newton, and Roman Kilcrease.

Services are under the direction of Smith-Phillips Funeral Home, of Ada, OK

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Cullis

Hawkins

Former Seminole resident Cullis Hawkins died Thursday, March 5, 2009.

He was born in Seminole County, Aug. 31, 1922, to Martha Faye and Joe Hawkins. He was the youngest of six children.

He received his education at Turkey Creek School, in Seminole County.

He served in the United Stated Army as a demolition specialist and marksmen from 1943 to 1945, receiving an honorable discharge in 1945. After his discharge he moved to Oakland, Ca. where he met and married Bernice Stevenson.

He was employed at and retired from Naval Supply Center, in Oakland, Ca. He later became a small business owner. He owned Giants Liquor Store from 1975 to 1990. He was a member of the Cal Pac Association, Black Cowboys Association, and the Four Wheel Drive Hunting and Fishing Club. His hobbies included hunting, horseback riding, and bowling. He rode in numerous parades and participated in various rodeos.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice; sons, Ivory and Cullis Jr.; daughters, Patsy (James), Brenda, and Linda; 15 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at 2 p.m., north of Seminole, at Fay Cemetery.

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

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

 

Thelma

Hayden

Longtime Maud area resident, Thelma Hayden, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, in Shawnee, at the age of 99.

She was born May 9, 1909 in Tahlequah, to J.C. "Clint" and Mary Theresa (Slape) Armstrong. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God, in Maud. She married Chesley Caswell "Walter", in 1937 and later remarried J.C. "Johnny" Hayden, they both preceded her in death.

She is survived by her son, William Sims, of Oklahoma City; daughter, Wanda Knaus, of Maud; two sisters; Ester Gentry and Jean Lytle, of Maud; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, J.C. and Mary Armstrong, her first husband, Walter Sims and second husband, J.C. Hayden, four brothers and one sister.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009 at Cummings Cemetery, in Maud, with Sidney Freeman officiating.

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

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

 

Larry Henley

Larry "Joe" Henley of Oklahoma City passed away blessed to be surrounded by his friends and family on Friday, May 1, 2009, at the age 60, in the Mercy Medical Center.

Joe was born on October 18, 1948 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He graduated from Seminole High School in 1967, attended East Central University, and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Central State University. Joe was also a member of the Army Reserve.

Joe was self-employed for 14 years where he is remembered by many for his tireless service. He was a valued employee of Shelter Insurance Companies for 22 years serving as an agent, loss control specialist, and recently serving as a Regional Underwriter. He was the recipient of the prestigious James L. McTurnam Award.

Joe was an avid sports fan and enthusiast with a passion for golf. He began playing at the age of 13. He played on the junior and senior high school golf teams and won countless awards; however, two double eagles and two holes-in one were particularly precious. He was specifically notorious for his "crushing" drives.

Joe is remembered by countless individuals for his truly selfless generosity and abounding love of others. He gave of his time and resources to numerous organizations, one of which was the Oklahoma Blood Institute. He had been a devoted donor for more than 30 years.

Joe Is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Deidra McKenzie Henley; their cherished child Jace; beloved niece Christen; and loving pet Buddy Love; brother Michael Henley, and wife Trellys, of Santa Rosa, California; brother David Henley, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma; sister Cherie Trousdale and husband Bob, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma; his uncle Kenneth Goodman and Margie, of Prue, Oklahoma; nieces and nephews, Keith, Phil and Chris Henley, of California; Damon Henley, of Tecumseh; Derek Henley, of Seminole; Amanda Oakes, of Norman; B. J. Trousdale, of Tecumseh; and his aunt June Looney, of Dallas, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents Clinton and Loretta Henley, his sister Rebecca Jane Henley, parents-in-law Robert and DeOn McKenzie, sister-in-law Gena Puckett, and nephew Christopher Puckett.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Joe Henley will be held Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 1 p.m. at the Vondel L. Smith and Son Mortuary, in Oklahoma City. Officiating at the celebration will be Reverend Charles Spencer.

The pallbearers include: Larry Stockton, Gary Smith, Richard Vestal, Larry Moyer, Larry DeLacratez, Gordon Pyle, Doug Whitley, and Marty Seikel.

The honorary pallbearers are his Shelter family, his 50's golf buddies and his Pi Kappa Alpha brothers.

 

 

 

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Harry

Henshaw

Harry Lee Henshaw, of Wewoka, passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2009.

He was born August 9, 1923, in Seminole, to Tom Henshaw and Lucy Micco Wise.

Harry worked for Nelson' s Furniture as carpet layer for many years. He attended Gleaners Holiness Church.

Preceding him in death are his wife Betty, son Charles Henshaw, grandson Justice, brothers Roscoe Henshaw, Roley Henshaw, and Jasper Wise.

Survivors include five daughters, Carleta Henshaw, of Tulsa, DarleneSisco of Seminole, Donna Henshaw of Edmond, Michelle Suiter, Fairbanks, Ark., Shirley Henshaw, of New York, two sons Derek Henshaw, of Wewoka, Dewayne Peters, of Seminole, sister Sarah Beck, of Sapulpa. Fourteen grandchildren Shannon, Hailey, Ty, Terry, Cody, Candice, Ashley, Mercedes, Drue, Ashlin, Lane, Kaleb, Nicholas, five great-grandchildren Hannah, Lexi, Brayley, Kaden, and Gage.

Wake Services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, at 1015 N. Main Street, Seminole. Memorial Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, September 21, 2009 at Gleaners Holiness Church, with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating.

Our Dad was not only a WWII Veteran, but also a devoted husband, father, grandfather. He was loved by all that knew him and will be greatly missed. " We Love and Miss You Grandpa."

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

 

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George

Hensley, Jr.

Former Wewoka resident George Hensley Jr., age 89, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009 in Holdenville.

He was born Sept. 19, 1919, in Okmulgee, to George W. and Beulah (Gill) Hensley. He graduated from Wewoka High School, in 1937. He was a member of the Methodist Church, Elks, and Masonic Lodges

George served in the U.S. Army from March 18, 1941 to Oct. 18, 1945, and again during the Korean War from Sept. 26, 1950 to Aug. 8, 1951, as a Master Sergeant.

On May 1, 1944 he married Kathryn "Kay" Meredith in Topeka, Kan.

Hensley retired on May 23, 1975 after more than 34 years of government service with 29 years of service with the Bureau of Reclamation, joining them in 1945. He organized and developed policies and procedures for these activities for the vast Colorado River Storage Project power system, when it was established in 1963.

For his achievements in the administrative support functions for major reclamation programs, Hensley received the Superior Service Award of the Department of the Interior on Oct. 29,1973.

He was involved with the preliminary work on the legislation leading up to the incorporation of the city of Page.

Preceding George in death are his parents; wife, Kay; and brother, Noble Hensley.

He is survived by his brothers, Robert Hensley, of Wewoka, Bill, of Hominy, Lin Hensley, of Wewoka; sisters, Juanita Summers, of Collinsville, and Shirley Tucker of Stillwater.

Funeral services are pending with Crippin Funeral Home, in Montrose, Colo., with Military Honors.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Ricky

Hensley

Ricky Lin Hensley went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 4th, 2009.

He was born April 17, 1960, to Lin and Thelma Hensley in Wewoka, Oklahoma. He graduated from Wewoka High School in 1978 and attended Seminole Junior College.

Rick married Patricia Lee Reich on July 25, 1985 and together they raised two children Nickey Lin and Hannah Lee. Rick was a loving and devoted husband, father, son, and friend. He dedicated many years to the community through work in the convenient store business.

Rick left a lasting impression on everyone he met. Those who knew him best knew him as "Slick Rick" or " Tricky Ricky." He volunteered many hours at Wewoka Elementary assisting his wife, where he was infamously known and loved as "Mr. Rick." He was admired and deeply loved by his aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, and especially by his many nieces and nephews.

Rick was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Louise Hensley and mother-in-law, Evelyn Mae Reich.

He is survived by his wife, Pat; two children, Nickey and Hannah; father, Lin Hensley; and numerous aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, and nieces, and nephews.

Services for Rick will be held on Tuesday, July 7 at 2 p.m. at the Wewoka Church of Christ with Virgil T. Romine, officiating.

Pallbearers will be: Tony Downey, Rocky Gentry, Nate Hisaw, Richard Jones, Brian Whitlock, and Phillip Whitlock.

Honorary bearers will be: Almon Apley, Millard Epley, Larry Hensley, Tommy Hensley, Ashton Livesay, Austin Livesay, Taul Livesay, and Lance Whitlock.

"Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart fail: But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever: Psalm 73: 25-26

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Dora Hill

Life-long Seminole County resident Dora "Tootsie" May Hill, 57, has gone to be with her mom, dad and brothers.

Hill was a loving wife, mom, sister, aunt, grandmother, and dear friend. She was an outgoing lady who helped and loved many, never asking for anything in return.

A leader of her family with a kind, gentle nature, soft-spoken smile, hug and laughter, "Aunt Tootsie" will be greatly missed in the lives of those that she knew and grew to love.

Hill died Saturday, October 3, 2009, at her home, in Seminole. She was born December 4, 1952, to Jimmie (Ozvna) and Nancy Mae (Deere) Carbitcher; they preceded her in death. On November 12, 1971, she married Dave Roman Hill; he survives her of the home.

Hill attended and graduated from Bowlegs High School. Following school; she went on to work 15 years at Blue Bell (Wrangler); 2 years at Sport Support, in Konawa; several years at Justice School; and 3 years at McDonald’s before becoming a homemaker and taking care of her husband.

Hill was a member of Cedar Creek Eufaula Church and was baptized by Marcy Cully. She also belonged to Tallahassee Wvkokaye Ceremonial Ground where she learned to shake shells and make camp. She loved to cook and carried on the Indian ways through her camp and everyday life.

She reared her children in the Bowlegs/Seminole area in the tradition of the Seminole tribal methods. She lived the ways of the Seminole, intermingling her life with that of the world around her.

Hill was a woman of many talents. She loved to sew and took to the Seminole patchwork by making whatever was asked of her, which included shirts, skirts, and vest. Whenever asked by many relatives and friends, she would step up and cook, not complaining, and make sure everyone and everybody had a good cooked meal to eat.

Some of her favorite past times were playing with her grandchildren and attending their many school and extracurricular activities. She enjoyed teaching them the Seminole language and customs of their ancestors. She also loved to watch OU Football and wrestling with the family.

Seminole tribal customs will be followed for Hill’s funeral services and burial. She will be taken to her home at 515 S. Harvey Rd., in Seminole. Wake services will be held Wednesday, October 7, 2009 until burial on Thursday.

She will be moved to the Cedar Creek Eufaula Church on Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 9 am., with services at 1 p.m. Hill will be laid to rest following the services in the Jimmie Carbitcher Family Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, with Rev. Dorsey Nero, Rev. Jimpsey Harjo and Houston Tiger officiating the services. Rev. Dorsey Nero, traditional speaker, will officiate the graveside services.

Survivors include her husband, Dave "Roman" Hill, of the home; three daughters and son-in-law, Sally "Tooter" and Jason Brauning, Sasakwa, Natasha "Tasha" Hill and Kristy Hill, Seminole; four sons and daughter-in-laws, Michael "Rabbit" Hill and Bea Fry, Henryetta, Jack Hill, Seminole, Isaac and Alana Hill, Ada, Davy "Buffalo" Hill and Sheena Smith, Paden.

Hill left behind 19 grandchildren, Wynter "Mockingbird" Summer "Mye’ke" and Marion "Chebon" Wind and Christian "Hoktuce" Brauning, all of Sasakwa, Alesha Hill, Sasakwa, Gavin and Jared Hill, Seminole, Lindsey Nicole Dennison, Kellyville, Elijiah "Sioux", Dominic "Winnie", Hannah "Triple H", Isaac Jack "Old Man" Hill, all of Ada, Koby Matthew Hill, Bowlegs, Daven "Chunda" Darrin "Chubby", Dallon Hill, all of Shawnee, Riley "Abella", Chloie "Clara" Hill, both of Paden, JonJon "Possum" Arredondo, Seminole.

Other survivors include three brothers, Freeland "Rusty" Carbitcher, Stroud, Jimpsey "Boggey" Carbitcher, Wetumka, and Cooky "Toby" Carbitcher, Bowlegs; five sisters and brother-in-laws, Pat Larney, Shawnee, Betty Jean "Tina" and Gene Wahweah, El Reno, Marina "Tolley" and Roger Butler, Bowlegs, Serena "DoDo" and Dewayne Scott, Seminole and Nettie "B-girl" and David W. Haney Sr., of Seminole.

She also leaves behind sister-in-law Lillie Yargee, Checotah, brother-in-laws, Jacob Hill, Henryetta, Josie Hill, Sapulpa, Billy Hill, Dustin and Special Friends Sam "Pau’wv" Proctor, Okmulgee, Liz Proctor, Okmulgee and Amy Williams, Okmulgee and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, as well as many, many friends.

Those who precede Hill in death are her grandparents; dad, Jimmie (Ozvna) Carbitcher; mom, Nancy Mae (Deere) Carbitcher; two brothers, Monroe Carbitcher, and Younger "Sonny" Carbitcher; mother-in-law, Mary Hill, father-in-law, Jack Isaac Hill and brother-in-law Benji Hill.

Pallbearers include Scotty Harjo, Brandon Harjo, Curtis Harjo, William "Chuck" Proctor, Wendall Rescke and Rueben Proctor.

Honorary Pallbearers are David Proctor, Gene Wahweah, Alex Alvarez, Jason "Goat" Harley, Jason Brauning, Richard "LuLu" Williamson and Ethan Bell.

 

 

 

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Gerald Hill

Well known Seminole County resident and Wewoka businessman Gerald Van Hill, age 81, passed away Sunday evening May 31, 2009, at his residence after a short illness.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at First Baptist Church, in Wewoka, with Rev. John Wheeler officiating and assisted by Rev. Michael Vallandingham.

Gerald Van Hill was born at home, July 14, 1927 in Sylvan, Oklahoma.

He was the son of Virgil Hill and Ruby Chloe (Scott) Hill. Virgil, his, father, was born in Indian Territory in what later became Seminole, County. Gerald was reared on a farm in the Strother community. He attended a two-room school until their move to Wewoka, around 1937.

He graduated from Wewoka High School in 1945. He and his wife, Shirley (Trinkle) Hill were married in Wewoka, February 11, 1949 and made their home in Wewoka. From this union two children, Darrell Wayne and Barbara Lynn were born. They have been blessed with five grandchildren, and three great-granddaughters and one great grandson.

Gerald has had three careers, at the age of 15 he started working for Jones Lumber and worked there until 1966, while working there he drew many plans for homes built in Wewoka. He worked for Henry’s Furniture Store in Seminole from 1966 to 1974.

In July of 1974 Gerald came back to Wewoka and bought Criswell Insurance Agency and later bought Mainard, Weston, and Crittendon Agencies. He retired in 1994 from Gerald Hill Insurance Agency.

He has been active in the First Baptist Church of Wewoka where he sang in the choir and taught Sunday school for well over sixty years. He has been the "Voice of the Tiger" at the home football games for thirty-eight years. He coached Little League Football and Baseball and was president of PTA for Wewoka Elementary School.

Gerald was very active in the community serving as President of the Alumni Association, Wewoka Lions 1978-1979. He served on various local boards with the Lions, later receiving the Melvin Jones Fellow by Lions International, which is the highest award the Lions give.

He served with the Wewoka Industries, Seminole County Adjustment Board. He participated in 1966 Wewoka 's Centennial Celebration, and was chairman of Bi-Centennial Celebration in1976. He was a member of Gideons organization for many years. He taught Sunday school since 1950 in the Intermediate Dept, Young Adults and later the Adult 3 Mens Class and became a deacon of First Baptist Church September 24, 1950.

Golf was very high on his list of things to do along with his efforts of writing and working in his woodwork shop. Gerald was named Wewoka's 2004 Citizen of the Year.

Preceding him in death are his parents and two sisters Elaine Floyd and Joyce Jean Hill.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley, of the Wewoka; son, Darrell Wayne and wife Julie, of Viroqua, Wis.; daughter, Barbara and husband Tommy Herman, of Bristow; grandchildren, Erin Hill, of River Falls, Wis., Brian Hill, of La Cross, Wis., and Haley Alvarez; daughters, Kinadey, Dalaney and Karley Jane, of Sapulpa; Chad and wife Katy and son Cash, of Bristow, OK and Brett, of Vinita; two sisters June Brawner and Loretta Moore, of Shawnee; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

 

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Roy Hines

Lifelong Seminole county resident Roy Monroe Hines passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2009 at home at the age of 66.

He was born on September 8, 1942 in Seminole to James Leslie and Stella Mae (Standerfer) Hines. He worked in the oilfield as a tool pusher until his retirement.

He loved to fish and play dominoes with his friends. He also loved spending time with his family and friends and enjoyed being at the lake.

He married Maxine Hines in February of 1963 and she preceded him in death on September 14, 2002.

He is survived by four daughters; Cecilia Ann Hines of Seminole, Paula Denise Lester of McAlester, Sonya Ranae Coffman of Seminole, and Lesley Michelle Hines of Seminole; brother, Robert Ellery Hines of Texas; sister, Virginia Patrick of Seminole; two sisters-in-law; Carol Hines of Seminole and Hilda Hines of California. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and a host of other family and dear friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Stella Hines; wife, Maxine Hines; and three brothers, James, Clarence and Earl Hines.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, May 28, 2009 at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with Charles Lester and James Williams officiating.

Pallbearers will be Roger Coleman, Jesse Williams, Jason Cross, John King, Jeffery Hines, and Joe Bob Clower.

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

 

 

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Lucille

Hoglan

Wewoka resident Lucille Hoglan, age 92, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at her residence after a long illness.

She was born in Wewoka, Oklahoma, November 22, 1916, to Eugene and Julia (Hall) Thomas. She graduated from Wewoka High School and was an active member of Bethel Pentecostal until her illness.

Lucille loved to garden, and trying out new recipes and spending time with her family. She put her Lord first making sure her family knew Jesus Christ.

Lucille married Charles Ashley Hoglan, in Wewoka.

Preceding her in death are her parents, and husband Charles.

Survivors include: sons, Edgar Black, of Blackwell, Tommy Black and wife Marchetta, of Wewoka, daughter, Patricia Cokeley and husband Lee, of Seminole; eight grandchildren, Katrina Hicks and husband Richard, of Wichita, Kan., Yvonne Matthews and husband Jimmy, of Ponca City, Eddie Black, of Oklahoma City, Chris Black and wife April of California, Travis Black and wife Shelly of Wewoka, Melisa Kennedy and husband of Larry, of Seminole, Justin Orr and wife Amie, of Cromwell, and Aislinn Steiner and husband Kevin of Oklahoma City; seventeen great-grandchildren, Alicia, Amy, Kasey, Ashley, Peary Robertson, Matthew Robertson, Rachel Farrin, Stephanie Matthews, Ryan, Chelsea, Kayla, Courtney, Woodrow, Stephanie, Lauren, Dalton, and Austin, three great-grandchildren, Mattie Sue Robertson, Manning Clark Robertson, and Jourdyn Mooring; brothers and sisters, Mildred Freer, of Wewoka, Marjorie Carter, of Seminole, Bill Thomas, of Seminole, and Bob Thomas and wife Mary of Wewoka, a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are: Justin Orr, Larry Kennedy, Travis Black, Eddie Black, Jimmy Matthews, and Kevin Steiner.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Melissa Kennedy, Aislinn Steiner, Katrina Matthews, Yvonne Black. and Chris Black.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, September 11, 2009 at Bethel Pentecostal Church, Wewoka, with Brother Doyle Gadbury officiating, and interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

A guest book is available at wwwphillipsfuneralservice.com

 

 

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Jon Holden

Seminole resident Jon William Holden, age 56, died Monday, April 13, 2009.

He was born April 17, 1953, in Claremore, to Buddy and Lillie Faye (Harrison) Fry. He attended Tulsa High School and later worked in sales for Sigma Processing.

On November 5, 2004 he married Michelle (Lozier) Holden, in Jefferson Parrish, La.

He was retired from sales and the Sigma Meat Processing Plant and a member of the Temple of Praise Church, in Seminole.

He is survived by his wife Michelle, of the home; daughter, Melissa Beasley, of Tulsa; step-daughters, Ashley Newman of Tecumseh and Sarah Stout, of New York; sister, Sondra Pierce, of Seminole; son, Jonah Brown; and a grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Temple of Praise Church with Rev. Harold Turner officiating.

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

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

 

 

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Michelle

Holden

Michelle Denise (Lozier) Holden, 39, longtime Seminole resident died at her home, in Seminole, on Thursday, September 24, 2009. Michelle was born August 1, 1970, in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Michelle lived most of her life in Seminole and was a member of the Temple of Praise Church. She held many sales positions in the area doing phone sales work and most recently worked in sales at Blue-Wave Boats. Michelle loved fishing, cooking and her cats. She especially loved to go shopping and was very good at it!

She married John Holden in New Orleans and he preceded her in death on April 13, 2009.

She leaves to cherish her memories her father; James B. Lozier and his wife Juanita of Seminole, Oklahoma, mother; Vickie Yancey of Seminole, Oklahoma, brother; Jason Wayne Lozier, of Ninekah, Oklahoma, daughter; Ashley Newman, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, grandmother; Maxine Lozier of Seminole, Oklahoma, grandfather, Vernon Yancey of Seminole, Oklahoma, three step brothers; Daren Burton of Alaska, Shane Burton of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Loren Burton, of Ninekah, Oklahoma and numerous other family and dear friends.

Visitation will be held at the Swearingen Funeral Home on Friday, September 25, 2009 from Noon to 8 a.m. and Saturday, September 26, 2009 from 8 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, September 28, 2009 at the Temple of Praise Church with Rev. Harold Turner officiating.

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

 

 

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Fern Holik

Services for Fern Elizabeth Holik, 91, of Konawa, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the Vamoosa Baptist Church, Revs. Kevin Duck and Alan Wood will officiate. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Mrs. Holik died Friday, April 17, 2009 at a Seminole Estates Nursing Center, in Seminole. She was born July 4, 1917 in Nebraska to Clarence Bert and Pearl Reddington Walker. She graduated from high school in Amarillo, Texas.

She married Albert Francis Holik. He preceded her in death in 1959. Mrs. Holik was a homemaker and a member of the Wolf Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include her two sons, Johnny Holik and wife Carol, of Cromwell and George Holik and wife Barbara, of Weston, Colo.; ten grandchildren, which include, Randall Brewer and wife Keisha, of Roff, Janette Duck and husband Kevin, of Konawa, Chrystal Taylor and husband Ken, of Seminole, and Leah McNatt and husband Mitch, of Amarillo, Texas; and numerous great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Camilla Brewer-Bailey.

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

Fern Holik

Services for Fern Elizabeth Holik, 91, of Konawa, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the Vamoosa Baptist Church, Revs. Kevin Duck and Alan Wood will officiate. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Mrs. Holik died Friday, April 17, 2009 at a Seminole Estates Nursing Center, in Seminole. She was born July 4, 1917 in Nebraska to Clarence Bert and Pearl Reddington Walker. She graduated from high school in Amarillo, Texas.

She married Albert Francis Holik. He preceded her in death in 1959. Mrs. Holik was a homemaker and a member of the Wolf Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include her two sons, Johnny Holik and wife Carol, of Cromwell and George Holik and wife Barbara, of Weston, Colo.; ten grandchildren, which include, Randall Brewer and wife Keisha, of Roff, Janette Duck and husband Kevin, of Konawa, Chrystal Taylor and husband Ken, of Seminole, and Leah McNatt and husband Mitch, of Amarillo, Texas; and numerous great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Camilla Brewer-Bailey.

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

Dennis Holland

Funeral services for Seminole native Dennis Carl Holland are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, September 12, 2009 at the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel in Tecumseh, with Tom Hilton officiating.

Holland died Thursday, September 10, 2009 at the age of 58.

He was born to Raymond and Alice (Risenhover) Holland in Seminole on November 3, 1950.

Holland was reared in Seminole, and he and his wife reared their family in Seminole, Cushing, Elk City and Perry.

In 1987, they moved to Tecumseh.

Holland was a 1969 graduate of Seminole High School.

On January 14, 1976, he married Pam Marsh in Shawnee.

Holland began working as a sales representative at Oil Field Supply. He had also served as a firefighter.

For the past 14 years, he worked at Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center as an institutional program coordinator.

Holland built the home where his family currently resides, and his family was the focal point of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James Holland; and one sister, Saundra Hilton.

Holland is survived by his wife, Pam, of the home; one son, Dustin Holland, Shawnee; one daughter, Holli James, Bartlesville; two brothers, Chester Holland, Miami, and Pat Holland of Jones; one sister, Patricia Price of Tulsa; and one granddaughter.

 

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James Holt

James Hendrix Holt, 73, of Seminole, died Friday, June 5, 2009 in Oklahoma City. He was born June 27, 1935 in Ardmore, to Nat and Pauline Cleo (Rushing) Holt.

Holt moved to Seminole in April of 2006 from Tehachapi, Calif. He attended school in California and graduated in 1951 from Arvin High School in Arvin, Calif.

He worked for Manville Forest Products Corp. as a "Millwright" and an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, and retired in 1992.

He married Dollie Mae (Cox) Holt on July 29, 1954 in Lamont, Calif.

Mr. Holt was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church at Wolf, Oklahoma

He is survived by his son, Clinton Holt, of Seminole; daughters, Dianna Holt and Judy Holt, both of Seminole; sisters, Natha Davis and Sharron Walters, of Taft, Calif.; thirteen grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife and son, Steven Holt.

Graveside services are scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 1 p.m. at the Little Cemetery with Rev. Allen Wood officiating.

Holt’s grandsons will be casket bearers.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 100 W. Strothers, in Seminole.

 

 

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Lessie Holt

Lessie Lee (Speers) Holt, age 77, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at her residence, in Asher.

She was born Jan. 30, 1931, to Lessie "Dick" Speers and Ruth (Ward) Speers, in Caney. She married Ernest Bruce Holt on June 7, 1947, in Purcell. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Asher.

She is survived by her husband, Bruce Holt, of the home; three sons, Ted Holt, of Ada, Tracy Holt, of Oklahoma City, and Bob Holt, of Asher; two daughters, Dixie Hunt, of Ada and Shelly Everett, of Shawnee; one brother, Bill Speers, of Del City; four sisters, Kay Johnson, of Broken Arrow, Naomi Culp, of New Castle, Barbara Fowler, of Asher, and Linda Coker, of Asher; ten grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dick and Ruth Speers; one son, Bruce Alan Holt; and one sister, Patricia Hale.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at the First Baptist Church, in Asher, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, of Konawa. Burial will follow at the Wanette Cemetery. Rev. Dewayne Johnson will officiate.

Pallbearers are Troy Hale, Billy Fowler, Chad Fowler, Darrin Fowler, Butch Culp, Dennis Johnson, and Shane Coker.

Honorary Pallbearers are Red Barnes, and Onus Jordan.

 

 

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Barbara

Hooker

Barbara Kay (Jackson) Hooker died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, in Seminole County, at the age of 56.

She was born Sept. 15, 1952, in Seminole, to William Hilton and Dorothy Marie (Marx) Jackson.

She married Floyd Eldon Hooker on May 12, 1972; he preceded her in death on May 22, 2008.

She is survived by three daughters, Angela Cichocki, of Maud, Crystal Marie Nejmaoui, of Oklahoma City, and Candace Hooker, of Maud; and one sister, Lois Cooley, of Edmond.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William Hilton and Dorothy Marie Jackson; and husband, Floyd Hooker.

Memorial services are scheduled for 2 pm Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

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

 

 

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Mary Hopkins

Mary Charlotte (Ladra) Hopkins, age 85, of Lindsay, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009 at Lindsay Manor Nursing Home, in Lindsay. She was born Sept. 24, 1924 to Frank Ladra and Irene Constance (Young) Ladra. She married William Calvin Hopkins on May 23, 1941.

She graduated from Wewoka High School. She moved to Lindsay in 1954. She was a homemaker, and she had owned and operated a local convenience store. She attended the United Methodist Church, in Lindsay. Hopkins was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, Mother Advisor of Lindsay Rainbow Girls and a Past Matron of Order of Eastern Star.

She is survived by her daughters, Niki Richardson and Tonya Loman; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the United Methodist Church, in Lindsay, with Rev. Dr. Stephen Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hill Cemetery, in Lindsay.

Services are under the direction of B.G. Boydston Funeral Home, in Lindsay. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.boydstonfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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Carl Hopper

Carl Lee Hopper, age 68, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at his residence, in Konawa.

He was born on March 9, 1941, in Wolf, to Omar Gilham and Lela Johnson. He worked for the Seminole County Sheriff’s Department and he was a Police Officer for the Konawa Police Department from 1985 until his retirement in 2002.

He married Barbara Wheeler on Aug. 4, 1984, in Konawa.

He is survived by his wife, of the home; sons, Vincent and Walter Hopper, both of Springfield, Mo., Nicholas, Stanley, and Sterling Hopper, all of Konawa; daughters, Cecilia Hopper, of Springfield, Mo., Jennifer Hopper, of Tulsa, and Tammie Hopper, of Ada; brother, Phillip Harjo, of Noble; sister, Melanie Samples, of Shawnee; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Beverly Pratt; and sisters, Georgia Harjo and Alice Matthews.

A wake service is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Rock Springs Indian Baptist Church, in Sasakwa.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, at the church. Houston Tiger and Jimsey Harjo will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers are: Nicholas Hopper, Sterling Hopper, Stanley Hopper, Donavan Castleberry, Logan Castleberry, Lucian Wheeler, Michael Sheets, and Adam Wheeler.

 

 

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Lee Horne

Lee Horne was born in Holdenville, Oklahoma on July 9, 1937 and departed this life at his home in Ada, Oklahoma on September 21, 2009, at the age of 72.

Lee was the son of William Chester and Eva May (Hawthorne) Horne. He graduated from Holdenville High School and attended the University of Oklahoma on a football and basketball scholarship. He transferred to East Central State College and continued to play football for East Central until he received his undergraduate degree. He was married to Judy Ruble in Ada on June 3, 1962. He was football coach at Pawnee, Oklahoma from 1962 to 1964 and then continued his coaching career at Cameron University from 1964 to 1970. He earned his master’s degree in 1966. In 1970 he moved to Ada and became a New York Life Insurance Agent. He remained an active and well-respected agent until his death. He had served in the Oklahoma National Guard, was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Ada, and was well known for being a driving force for both Ada High School and East Central University Athletics.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Chester Horne.

Lee will be missed greatly by his professional associates, his friends and his family, all of whom respected and loved him.

Survivors include: his wife of 48 years, Judy Horne, of the home; two sons and daughters in law, Steve and Allison Horne, of Ada and Jay and Kenda Horne, of Ada; one brother and his wife, Bill Horne, Sr. and Twylah Horne, of Ada; three grandchildren, Cameron Horne, of Ada and Zachary and Joshua Horne, of Ada; nephew and nieces, Bill Horne, Jr., of Ada, Jennetta Bagwell, of Ada, and Jeonone Kessler, Edmond

In addition, Lee is also survived by his close friend, associate and daily "coach", Ken Johnson and his wife June, of Ada.

The memorial service will follow the private family burial. His memorial service will be held Wednesday, September 23, at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church, in Ada, with Rev. Pat Kilby officiating. Arrangements 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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Hoselton

Seminole resident Harriet Susan Hoselton, age 71, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at her home in Seminole.

She was born Jan. 29, 1938. in Florence, Ariz. to Charles Albert and Georgia (Kinne) Hardaway.

She graduated from Camelback High School in Scottsdale, Arizona.

She spent most of her life in Tucson, Ariz. and moved to Seminole 10 years ago.

She is survived by her sons, Casey Hoselton, of Seminole and Bert Hoselton, of Seminole; daughters, Patty Myers, Dotty Hoselton and Beth Jenkins, all of Seminole; eleven grandchildren; and one great-grand child.

Preceding her in death is her son, Dale Orange.

Viewing begins Thursday, Feb. 19, from 2 to 8 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 20, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, in Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Matt Buresh, Ryan Hoselton, Roger Torres, B.J. Jenkins, Bradley Davis and Gene Estes. Honorary bearers will be Tyler and Kyle Hoselton and Josh Norman.

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

 

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Mary Hoskins

Former Konawa resident Mary Georgia (Tipton) Hoskins, age 79, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at Colonial Estates Nursing Home, in Shawnee.

She was born Aug. 17, 1930, in Wewoka, to Leon and Mary L. (Troutman) Tipton. She was a graduate of Konawa High School. She married Vernon Hoskins on May 15, 1947, in Konawa. She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church, and was the Mayor of Asher, for four years.

She is survived by her husband; sons, Roger Hoskins, Scott Hoskins, and Vernon Hoskins, Jr., both of Asher; brother, Tommy Joe Williams, of Riverside, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Claude Maxwell and Orvil "Doc" Tipton; and sisters, Inez Hooker, Etta Lee Nash, Lawanda Scott, and Eunice Barnett.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Konawa. Ruby Neal York will officiate, and burial will follow at Vista Cemetery, in Konawa. Visitation is Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.

 

 

 

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John Howard

John Campbell Howard, age 66, passed away at his home after losing his fight with cancer, on Feb. 15, 2009.

He was surrounded by his loving and loyal wife, the former Carolyn June Townsend of Holdenville, who he married in 1962; his three children, Marya Raphael Howard Fleming, her husband, Dr. James C. Fleming, M.D. and their son, Christian Dane Fleming; daughter, Scarlett Antoinette Howard; and son John Campbell Howard II.

After growing up and graduating from Wewoka High School in 1960, he attended the University of Oklahoma where he received a BA Degree in Journalism in 1965. He then attended and was graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law, with a Juris Doctorate in 1969, where he was named Class President and the 1969 Outstanding Senior Law Student.

He began his legal career in the Oklahoma Attorney Generals’ Office in 1968. With the approval of the Attorney General, he conceived and became the Editor of the first two volumes of the Opinions of the Oklahoman Attorney General.

Later, he served two years as the First Assistant District Attorney for Canadian County before embarking on a successful career in private practice from 1971 to 2002, in El Reno and later Edmond, when illness forced his retirement.

While he was in practice, he served as President of the Canadian County Bar Association three different years, acted as State President of the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and served on the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Public Relations and Camera in the Courtroom committees.

Civically, he served as President of the El Reno United Fund, Board of Directors of the El Reno Chamber of Commerce, Co-Founder of Youth and Family Services and El Reno Summer Recreation Board of Directors. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Parish Council and the Knights of Columbus.

His service to his country was always important in his life. He joined A Battery, 171st FA, 45 Infantry Division on Feb. 5, 1957, in Wewoka, and was retired from the Oklahoma Army National Guard on May 15, 1997 as a Colonel.

During his career, he served in various assignments in artillery and infantry before being commissioned as an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corp. Later he acted as the Staff Judge Advocate of the 45th Infantry Brigade before being appointed the Judge Advocate General of the State Area Command in June 1979. He was then named to the dual job as the State Judge Advocate over all state military legal assists in August 1980 by then Governor George Nigh. He continued in that position under Governors Bellmon, Walters and Keating until his retirement.

Among his many awards and declarations, he was the recipient of the United States Army Legion of Merit, the Army Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Humanitarian Medal, the Oklahoma Distinguished Service Medal and the Oklahoma Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. He was also recognized by the Oklahoma Legislature with a Proclamation for his services at his retirement.

His principal hobby was wildlife and nature photography. He also had a deep and abiding interest in early American history. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Jamestowne Society, Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters, Order of Founders and Patriots of America, Military Order of World Wars and Military Order of Stars and Bars, 45th Infantry Division Association and the 180th Infantry Association.

He was born to Robert G. and Margaret A. Howard on July 4, 1942, both of whom preceded him in death, along with a sister. He is survived by five brothers and three sisters.

His cheerful personality and beautiful spirit will be missed by his wife, children and all who knew him.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at Baggerley Funeral Home Chapel, in Edmond with Father John R. Metzinger officiating. He was laid to rest at the Holdenville Cemetery.

 

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Linda Howell

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Linda Leona Howell will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, in Wewoka, with Spiritual Warrior Leon Bruno and Veta Bruno officiating.

Honorary bearers will be Timmy Weeden, Ted Watson, Jr., W.E. Howell, Jr., Sammy Howell, Bill Hobia, III and Edmond Howell.

Final resting place will be in Center, Colo. Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, of Wewoka.

Linda Leona (Slater) Howell departed this life on June 5, 2009, at her residence in Wewoka, at the age of 54.

She was born on February 14, 1955, in Monte Vista, Colo., to Robert Eugene and Rena Gail (Crockett) Slater. She was reared in Colorado, California, Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. She worked as a nurse’s aid in nursing homes for several years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, W.E. "Sonny" Howell, of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Tamra and Timmy Weeden, of Seminole, Jay Shalin Rainwater, of Weatherford, Shelly and Ted Watson, Jr., Sheila Wood, of Bowlegs, Anita Howell, of Konawa, Mary and Darnell Vaughn, of Dallas, Texas, Wynona and Clyde Simpson, of Shawnee, Alisha Howell, of Konawa, and Johnnie Howell; sons and daughters-in-law, William Edward, Jr. and May Howell, of Tecumseh, Samuel Edward and Rachel Howell, of Pink, Tommy and Katherine, of Konawa and Daniel Ray Howell, of Konawa; 13 brothers and sisters; 47 grandchildren, several great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Linda was a self-less caring person of great strength who will by missed by all.

A guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

 

 

 

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Robert Howes

Robert Gene "Bob" Howes, age 44, of Maud, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, in Seminole. He was born Jan. 14, 1966, in Richmond, Mo., to Lester Eugene "Gene" Howes, Sr. and Mary Ann (Boley) Howes.

Howes attended school in Missouri before moving to Maud, five years ago. He was a carpenter who specialized in roofing.

He is survived by his brothers, Larry Joe Groves, of Lexington, Mo., and Lester Eugene Howes, Jr., of Maud; and sister, Grace Starks, of Illinois.

Howes is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ricky Allan Howes.

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

Private family services are scheduled for a later date.

 

 

Howes

Kenneth Howland

Graveside Services for seven year old Kenneth Ray Howland are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, August 7, 2009 at Tiger Family Cemetery south of Wewoka..

Howland died Sunday, August 2, 2009, due to a drowning accident.

Howland was born February 8, 2002 in Cushing to Albert John Howland and Lena Beth (Klingsmith) Madlon.

Howland had completed the first grade at Rib Lake Elementary School in Rib Lake Wisconsin..

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and swimming, and was a very active, cheerful happy child.

Preceding him in death are his paternal grandparents.

Survivors include his father Albert Howland of Wewoka, and his mother Lena Beth Madlon of Wisconsin, brother James Joe Albert Rowland, sisters Angel Renee Howland and Alexandraea Joline Howland all of Wewoka, grandfather James Joe Klingsmith, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Wallace Williams, Kenneth Williams, Kevin Roberts, Andy Smith, and William Wallace.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Bobbie

Hubbard

Lifelong Seminole resident Bobbi Mae (Wilker) Hubbard passed away on Sept. 7, 2009, at Boyce Manor Nursing in Holdenville, at the age of 67.

She was born on Nov. 12, 1941, in Seminole, Oklahoma to Robert Alvin and Sally Mae (Lively) Wilker.

She was a retired kindergarten teacher in Seminole, she retired in 2002. She was a member of the National Educators Association and the Seminole County Retired Educators Association.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Seminole.

She leaves to cherish her memories a daughter and son-in-law: Karen and Jackie Allen Jones of Seminole and one son, Gerald Hubbard of Chicago, Illinois, one brother, Charles Francis Wilker of Hennessey, Oklahoma, two grandchildren, Levi Croce and Jesse Jones. Friend and companion, Ralph Castor of Seminole and her beloved best friend Merri Shawver, as well as the father of her children, Bill Hubbard also survives her.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father and a sister, Patsy Hawkins.

The family would like give special thanks to all the caregivers that have taken such wonderful care of Bobbi over the past few years.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bobbi’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3555 N.W. 58th Street, Ste. 220, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, September 11, 2009, at the First Baptist Church in Seminole with Dr. Tommy Clark officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Pallbearer will be: Levi Croce, Jim White, Victor Martinez, Jackie Kelly Jones, Mike Gordon and Jim Lively.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Ralph Castor, Jackie Allen Jones and Bill Hubbard.

 

 

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Janiece

Huggler

Seminole resident Pauline Janiece "Jan" Hensley Huggler, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at the age of 86.

She was born in a log cabin on her family's farm in Bearden, Oklahoma on Dec. 16, 1922 to Luther and Russie Hensley.

After graduating from High School, Jan attended the University of Oklahoma for one year before going to work at the Douglas Aircraft Plant. From there, she joined the Army Air Corp and was stationed at Tinker Air Base as part of the hospital staff. In 1946, she returned to the University of Oklahoma as a pre-med student, she then decided to move north to Chicago to attend Northwestern Dental School where she met her husband Dr. Judson Huggler.

Jan and Judd were married January 1, 1948 in Holdenville, Oklahoma. Jan graduated from Northwestern in May 1948 with a Registered Dental Hygienist degree, and went on to work for the State of Illinois Training School for Boys.

The Hugglers moved to Seminole, Okla. in 1951 where they opened a dental practice on Main St. Jan helped run the practice until 1980 when Judd retired.

Jan was member of the First United Methodist Church, of Seminole, for over 50 years and United Methodist Women, as well as the Seminole Duplicate Bridge Club at the Senior Center.

Jan is survived by her son, Peter Huggler III, of Seminole; grandson, Peter Huggler IV, of Dallas, Texas; granddaughter, Colby Huggler, of Dallas, Texas; and great grandson Tristan Huggler, of Dallas, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Russie Hensley; husband, Dr. Judson Huggler; sons, Thomas Huggler and John Huggler.

Her memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Monday, April 13, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church, of Seminole.

 

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Fletcher

Hulsey

Fletcher Delane Hulsey, age 44, of Porum, Oklahoma, formerly of Hugo, Oklahoma, died on Friday, October 2, 2009, in Tulsa, OK.

Fletcher was born November 8, 1964, in Hugo, Oklahoma, the son of Willis and Nellie (Potts) Hulsey. He had lived in the Hugo area most of his life. He married Laurie Smith at Robbers Cave two months ago. Fletcher had worked as a firefighter, EMT for 17 years and was an EMT Instructor. He also did concrete work for Ed Bates and Paul Howser in construction and also worked at the Prater-Lampton-Mills and Coffey Funeral home.

Fletcher began his career as a volunteer fireman in Rattan, Oklahoma. He became a First Responder and went on to get his EMT-B. He then moved and began working at Wewoka Fire/EMS. While at Wewoka he got his EMT-Intermediate. He also got his Fire Fighters I & II. Fletcher continued to grow in his knowledge and became an instructor in several areas. He then moved back to the Hugo area where he worked for a number of years at the Hugo Fire Department as an EMT and a firefighter. Fletcher then went to work for Southwest EMS and eventually moved to Eufaula and began employment with the Okmulgee County EMS where he worked until his death. Fletcher continually strived to share his knowledge and teach those around him.

He dedicated his life to serving his community. Fletcher was a loving father, caring husband and was a caring and giving person. He loved his family and friends and was always willing to do for others, without the thought of getting anything in return. He worked tirelessly to help those in need.

He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Brandy Hulsey; his father, Willis Hulsey; and his stepson, Cody Record.

Fletcher is survived by his wife, Laurie Hulsey, of the home; son, Fletcher Hulsey Jr., of Antlers; two daughters, Christina Hulsey and husband, Brant Dees of Rich Hill, Mo. and Courtney Hulsey, of Antlers; his mother, Nellie Hulsey, of Hugo; one brother, Benny Hulsey and his wife Tonya, of Idabel; two sisters, Susan Heft, of Sawyer and Delana Shannon, of Hugo; two step-sons, Gavin Record and Cage Record; sister-in-law, Chandra Buss and her husband, David; his partner at work, Mike Taylor; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book or send private condolences to the family at www.praterlampton.com.

 

 

Hulsey

T.J. Hunter

T.J. Hunter, 75 years of Sasakwa, passed away Sunday September 27, 2009 at home with his wife (Pamela Hurst Hunter) at his side, after a long battle with cancer.

T.J. was born September 8, 1934 in Oklahoma City, to Clayton Ward Hunter and Rachel Inez Horton Hunter, both who died when he was four years old. He was raised by his Aunt Pearl Jane Hunter at the Sasakwa farm.

Mr. Hunter attended Culley School and Sasakwa High School. He started working for Logan Drilling CO. at the age of sixteen and worked two years there. He served in the US Army during the Korean War in 1952 serving in the 598th Airborne Paratroopers. In 1955 T.J. returned to Sasakwa and attended College at East Central University, in Ada, and also University of Oklahoma, in Norman.

T.J. formed his first company, and owned several companies throughout his lifetime including Hunter Industrial Services, which was in operation at the time of his passing.

One of T.J.'s hobbies was flying and caring for his own planes.

His second love was working the farm where he retired in 2007.

The farm, which is Choctaw Indian land, has been in his family since 1904.

Preceding him in death are his parents, and aunt.

Survivors include his wife Pamela (Hurst) Hunter of 23 years; sister Hazel Stubbs of Broken Arrow; children Cynthia Kiper and husband Kyle of New Richey, Fla.; Allison (Jan) Drewery and husband Banks of Matthews, N.C.: Jon Hunter and wife Paula, of Pittsburg, Kan.: Kassidi Beatty and husband Robert II of Wichita Kan, and Krista Moix and husband Jason of Conway, Ark.; grandchildren, Rachelle (Robbie) Sale and husband Eric, Crystal Clark and Clayton Clark all of Fayetteville, Ark.; Robert Beatty III (Bobby) and Andrew Beatty, both of Wichita, Kan., Jon Hunter II and Jakob Hunter both of Pittsburg, Kan., great-grandchildren, Amber Sale, Lindsey Sale, and Allie Sale all of Fayetteville, Ark.; father in law Don Hurst of Shawnee, and mother in law Delores Hurst, of Dale, several cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 2009 at Sasakwa Baptist Church with Pastor Ed White officiating and burial at Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

To share memories or sign guest book at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Wilma

Hunter

Wilma Jean Hunter, wife of Dr. Cal Hunter, long time pastor of Southern Baptist Churches, in Oklahoma, and retired Director of Missions for Northwestern Baptist Association in Woodward, died peacefully at 6 a.m., March 23, at Midwest City Regional Hospital.

She was surrounded by family holding her hands, weeping, yet rejoicing as the end of this life’s struggle came to an end, and she is now home with the Lord and reunited with family and friends who preceded her.

She is survived by her husband, Cal, of Shawnee; two sons, Mike, of Owasso and Rick, of Prague; two grandsons, Jason and Jon, both living in Atlanta, Ga.; two granddaughters, Mendi, of Norman and Kathryn, a student at Oklahoma Baptist University. She also leaves six great grandchildren; one brother, Stanley Jamison, of Midwest City; two sisters, Alma Holland, of Choctaw, and Shirley Sexton, of Konawa, and one adopted sister, Holly Harrison, of Comanche, Oklahoma.

Funeral services will be held at Highway Baptist Church, located in Little, Oklahoma, Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 1 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, send contributions to the mission fund of Highway Baptist Church, Seminole, Oklahoma.

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

 

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Jimmie Hurst

Jimmie Louise (Pittman) Hurst, 89 year-old, longtime Maud resident, passed from this life, Thursday, October 1, 2009, at Seminole Estates Care Center, in Seminole, Oklahoma. She was born August 31, 1920 in Burkburnett, Texas to parents James and Caroline (Burris) Pittman. The Pittman family moved to the Maud area during the oil boom because Jimmie’s father was a rig builder. She attended school at Bowlegs and Carr City Schools.

She married J.C. Hurst on September 1, 1938, in Seminole, Oklahoma. They settled in the Carr City area where the raised cattle and J.C. was a driller in the oil industry. In 1959 they purchased a farm south of Maud and after living in Maud for several years they built a home on their farm where they eventually moved to in 1988.

Jimmie worked as a field representative for Action Inc. for over 25 years before her retirement. She was also a former member of the Maud Round-up Club, the Maud Historical Society, and the Maud Chamber of Commerce. She and J.C. raised registered Angus cattle and were lifetime members of the American Hereford, American Angus and Oklahoma Cattle Association. Jimmie was also a founding member of the Maud Nutrition Center. She was also an active member of the Eastern Star in Maud.

Jimmie is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Phyllis Hurst of Houston, Texas, Bob and Norma Hurst of Maud, Oklahoma; one daughter and son-in-law, Melody and Lance Guinn of Konawa, Oklahoma; 2 brothers, Gonslee and wife Thelma Pittman of San Angelo, Texas, and J.C. Pittman of Palestine, Texas; 1 sister, Billie Snyder of Houston, Texas; ten grandchildren, Neal Hurst, Tony Hurst, Paul Hurst, Tim Hurst, John Hurst, Robyn Hurst, Kelly Hurst, Kim Lassabe, Tyrel Guinn and Amy Guinn; 20 great grandchildren, Brad Hurst, Lacey and husband Richard Binderup, Brandon Hurst, Megan Hurst, Brittany and husband David Fox, Jessica Hurst, Warren Cleary, Hayden Cleary, Ethan Guinn, Jeffery Stallings, Cassie Martin, Crystal Perez, Ray Navarro, Joey Hurst, Melissa Williams, Shelby Hurst, Skylynn Hurst, J.R. Hurst, Brittany Hurst and Holli Hurst; 9 great-great grandchildren, Robert Hurst, Tyler Hurst, Emilee Binderup, Madison Hurst, Lacey Hurst, Lillie Williams, Aryana Hurst, Morgan Hurst and Jakayla Hurst; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Hurst of Hockley, Texas; one brother-in-law, James "Red" Hurst of Grove, Oklahoma; one sister-in-law, Jewel Osborn, of Seminole, Oklahoma and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Rocky and pearl Bayne of Gulfport, Mississippi; Jimmie is also survived by a host of other dear family and friends.

Jimmie is preceded in death by her parents; her husband J.C. Hurst who died on September 16, 1993; one son, Raymon Hurst who died on June 24, 2006; one sister-in-law, Jean Hurst; one daughter-in-law, Jo Carol Hurst in 2008; twin great-great grandchildren Skyler and Tyler Hurst; one sister Elsie Ray, Juanita Stiles, Viola Hall, one brother, Louis "Bo" Pittman.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, October 5, 2009 at the People’s Church in Maud, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud, Oklahoma. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service.

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

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

 

 

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Brodey

Isham

Brodey Hotvlke Isham, of Holdenville died March 11, 2009. He was born Feb. 4, 2009.

Surviving him are his mother and stepfather, Loda Isham and Edwin Deere, of Holdenville; sister, Mallorie Wise Talamasey, of Seminole; stepbrothers, Darryl Deere and Caleb Deere; two stepsisters, Staci Deere and Chelsea Deere; grandparents, Glen and Penny Isham and step grandparents, Jerry Deere, all of Holdenville and Nora Jacobs, of Wewoka.

Funeral services were scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2009, 2 p.m. at Many Springs Baptist Church south of Holdenville. Interment followed in the George Family Cemetery. Rev. Glen Kernell was the officiating minister.

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

Geraldine Island

Longtime Seminole resident Geraldine Island passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 in Seminole, Oklahoma at the age of 86. 

She was born on November 11, 1922 in Seminole to Dewey Humby and Ethel (Bowleg) Humby.

She married Woodrow Island on February 28, 1942 in Seminole.

She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law; Woodrow Island, Jr. and Jami of Midwest City, and Steven Island of Seminole, two daughters and a son-in-law: Verna Hearn and husband Cleo of Lancaster, Texas and Shirley Williams of Seminole. 

She is also survived by twelve grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Ethel Humby, her husband Woodrow Island, three sisters, one brother and one grandson.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, August 8, 2009 at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens located East of Seminole on Highway 270 with Bobby Curry and J.C. Simpson officiating.

Casket Bearers will be her grandson’s and honorary bearer will be Marc Anthony Williams.

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

 

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Shirley

James

Wewoka resident Shirley Jean James, age 73, died Sunday, March 22, 2009 in Oklahoma City.

She was born Feb. 12, 1936 in Johnson Grove, to Orange Carolina and Ella V. Sandridge. She was a graduated from Douglas High School in 1955. She retired from Tinker Air Force Base after 27 years of service.

James was a member of St. Joseph Baptist Church, of Wewoka and Co-Queen of the Westside Red Hat Divas, of Oklahoma.

She is survived by her children, Melvin W. James, Thomas James, Ella Virgina James, and Angelia M. Washington; nine grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Iverson Nichols, and Oliver Cooper; granddaughter.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at the First Baptist Church, in Wewoka. Burial to follow at Westwood Cemetery, with Rev. B.G. Renfro and Rev. Clarence officiating.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home. A guest book is available at wwwphillipsfuneralservice. Com

 

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Ruth Jeffery

Former Wewoka resident Ruth (Roberts) Jeffery, age 101, passed peacefully away and went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 10, 2009.

She was born Aug. 28, 1907, in Crowel, Texas, to Thomas J. and Jennie Mae Carroll. They moved to Seminole County soon after.

Ruth was next to the oldest of six sisters. Ruth was a member of the Church of Christ, Wewoka. She enjoyed sewing, writing, reading the Bible and helping to take care of her nieces and nephews.

Ruth had no biological children, but claimed a host of nieces and nephews as her own. She loved the Lord and was a daily Bible reader for all of her adult life.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Riley Roberts and Fred Jeffery; five siblings Ethyl Winebarger, Edith Roberts, Lena Trauhber, Willie Lee Eubanks, and Alta Dyer.

Pallbearers will be Jim Richmond, Steve Richmond, Ed Winebarger, Jim Taylor and Tony Edmondson.

Graveside Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at Little Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

 

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Albert Johnson

Seminole resident Albert Henry Johnson, age 80, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, at his home. He was born June 22, 1929, in LaHunta, Colo., to Edward and Flora (Johnson) Johnson.

He moved to Seminole four months ago from California. He was employed as a Carpenter for Mead Mount Construction where he retired in 1975.

He married Bernadette Eralia (Gareva) Johnson on June 26, 1950, in Ratan, N.M.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Albert Edward Johnson, of Seminole, and Kenneth James Johnson, of Seminole; sister, Margie Rivale, of Trinidad, Colo.; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Billie Johnson; and sisters, Mary Norman and Rose Johnson.

The family will hold private memorial at a later date.

Cremation services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

 

Capp

Johnson

Capp Johnson, formerly of Seminole and graduate of Varnum High School died Sunday, April 19 2009 in Carmichael, Calif. He was born May 6, 1927 north of Seminole. Many knew him as Junior Johnson.

He married Bobbie M. Miller in March 1945, and was drafted into the U.S. Army just after High School graduation. He was an Army career man and served his country for 22 years. He went to Germany with the first occupation forces and was a paratrooper while in Germany. He also served in Korea and Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor.

After retirement he worked at Fort Bliss, Texas and moved to Southern Oregon in 1983. Interment was at the Sacramento Valley VA National cemetery, in Calif.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years; son, Robert Johnson, of Portland, Ore.; daughters, Jane Hodgkins, of Rancho Cordova, Calif. and Maggie Stark, of Gold River, Calif.; sister, Dorothy Schiller, of Seminole; and brother Howard Johnson, of Sallisaw.

Christopher Johnson

Christopher Dwayne "Chris" Johnson, 37, Seminole resident died a hero in a tragic accident on Christmas Eve, Thursday December 24, 2009, while he was helping a woman stuck on side of the road during the recent winter storm. Chris was born July 3, 1972, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Mike and Neoma (Weaver) Johnson.

Chris married Teresa (Jones) Johnson on December 19, 1990, in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Chris attended McLoud Public Schools and graduated from McLoud High School and then went to Seminole State College where he received an associate’s degree. He then attended the University of Oklahoma. Chris was an IT Technician for Claimetrics a division of Express Personnel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Chris served his country in the U. S. Army from 1990 to 1992 before receiving an honorable medical discharge.

Chris was a wonderful husband and father and loved his family very much. He was also loved and respected by everyone who knew him. Chris moved to Seminole from Shawnee in July of 1999 with his family.

His wife Teresa Johnson, of the home survives Chris. He is also survived by his parents, Mike and Neoma Johnson, of Shawnee, Oklahoma; grandmother, Lorene Johnson, of Shawnee, Oklahoma; four sons, Brian Johnson, Corey Johnson, Christopher Johnson, Jr. and Jon-Michael Johnson, all of the home, in Bowlegs, Oklahoma; two daughters, Brittany Johnson and Chelsea Johnson, of the home, in Bowlegs; three brothers and a sister-in-law Mike Johnson, Jr. of Bowlegs, Oklahoma, John Johnson, of Bowlegs, and Robert Johnson and wife Susan, of Earlsboro, Oklahoma; sister, Amanda and brother-in-law James Renfro, and a brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Terri Hale; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert Powell and Jennifer Louise Jones, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews: Justin, Taylor, Amanda, Jacob, Hanna and Janie Johnson, Tim Jones, Heidi Jones and Sarah Jones, Scott Renfro, Timaree Hale and Dustin Hale.

His grandparents, Almus Henry Weaver and Pauline Williams and William Leonard Johnson, preceded him in death.

There was a Rosary service Monday, December 28, 2009, at 6 p.m., at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Father Basil Kennan, O.S.B. officiating. A funeral mass is scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2009, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, with Father Donald Wolf, O.S.B., officiating, with burial at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Shawnee, Oklahoma.

The Family would like to thank the Seminole County Sheriffs Department and Seminole Police Department and all other law enforcement that assisted the family Christmas Eve. Special thanks goes out to Trooper Brad Sutterfield.

A Memorial in memory of Chris Johnson has been set up at Bank of the West, in Seminole, Oklahoma for any memorial donations.

Funeral services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole and Messages of condolences may be sent online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Claudia Johnson

Seminole resident Claudia Estelle (Hall) Johnson, age 87, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at Solara Hospital, in Shawnee. She was born May 25, 1922, in Point Cedar, Ark., to parents Lester Wylie Hall and Lelia (Brumley) Hall.

She married Luther Fox Johnson, in 1940. They moved to Seminole from Okmulgee to live in the "Plant 13" area in 1945.

She was a homemaker and had worked as a cook at "Granny Fern’s" restaurant in Seminole and at the Seminole Elk’s lodge as well as Pioneer Nursing Home. She was affiliated with the Assemblies of God Church.

She is survived by her sons, Lester Eugene Johnson, of Huntsville, Ala., Henry Dallas Johnson, of Seminole, and Denver J. Johnson, of Bloomington, Ill.; daughter, Linda Faye Hailey, of Holdenville five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother and five sisters.

Funeral services were scheduled for 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole. Interment followed at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

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

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

 

 

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Clyde

Johnson

A Memorial Service for Clyde A. Johnson, 80, of Stillwater, who passed from this life Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at home surrounded by his family, will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 1, at Countryside Baptist Church in Stillwater. The Reverend James Bond will officiate. Services are entrusted to Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Stillwater.

Clyde Andrew Johnson was born April 3, 1929, on the Seminole family farm to Thomas D. and Wency V. Johnson. He attended schools in Seminole County graduating from Varnum High School in 1948.

Clyde worked for SunRay DX for 19 years before opening "The Rib Ranch," the family restaurant, from 1973 to 1987. Due to his love for the oil and gas industry, Clyde returned to this line of work from 1987 until his retirement in 1992.

His hobbies included golf, bowling, boating, camping, and visiting, but his most precious love was his wife of 63 years, Kathline. There wasn’t a day that went by that he didn’t tell her that he loved her and that she was his everything. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He considered his proudest accomplishment to be his family.

Clyde was preceded in death by numerous members in his family, which include his mother and father, three brothers, and one sister.

He is survived by his wife, Kathline Johnson, of the home; two sons, David Johnson and his wife Wanda, of Stillwater, Mike Johnson and his wife Leslie, of Stillwater, and one daughter, Nancy Gary and her husband Steve, of Burleson, Texas; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one that is on the way, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

A private family burial will occur at Sunset Memorial Garden, in Stillwater. His nine grandchildren, Michael Johnson, Chad Johnson, Justin Johnson, KC Wood, Candice Johnson, Jeremy Burnett, Jessica Busby, Bradley Gary, and Tyler Gary will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Countryside Baptist Church, 2124 South Western, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 74074 or a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be sent using our online guestbook at www.pmcfh.com

 

 

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Gabriella

Johnson

Seminole County resident Gabriella Daphney (Goate) Johnson, age 35, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, in Seminole. She was born Dec. 14, 1973, in Shawnee, to Johnson "Alfred" Goate and Nancy (Harrison) Goate.

She graduated from Del City High School in 1991. In 1994 after working for a few years she married Erik Martinez. She went to work as an actress for Magna Talent Agency where she made many television commercials and appeared on billboards. She went on to serve in the United States Army. Most recently she worked for Wrangler Jeans in Seminole, until 2008.

On July 3, 2008 she married Timothy John Johnson, in Wewoka, in a quiet ceremony.

Although enrolled in the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma she was also Creek and Chickasaw.

She is survived by her husband, Tim Johnson, of the home; son, Erik Martinez, Jr., of the home; daughters, Erika Martinez, of the home and Magdalena Henry, of Tulsa; parents, Alfred and Nancy Goate, of Oklahoma City; and brothers Winfred Davis, of Moore and Craig Farber, of Holdenville.

She is preceded in death by her by her maternal grandparents, Jacob and Zonie Harrison and by her paternal grandparents, John and Athelenna Goate.

A wake service is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 26 at the Indian Nations Baptist Church (located at the corner of 2nd and Evans in Seminole); the body will be taken to the church at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Services will be lead by Pastor Lewis Johnson and Rev. Danny Faulkner.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, April 27, 2009 at the Indian Nations Baptist Church. Pastor Lewis Johnson, Rev. Danny Faulkner and Alfred Goate will officiate the service.

Casket Bearers will be: Stacy Black, Curtis Munoz, Roman Goate, Phillip Harrison, Martin Goate and Wayne Williams.

Honorary Bearers: Lance Taylor, Jeremy Postoak, William Johnson and Aaron McLaughlin.

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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Jimmy Johnson

Jimmy Arthur "Jimbo" Johnson, 70 year-old, longtime Maud resident, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, in Oklahoma City. He was born Feb. 23, 1939, in Konawa, to Bill Johnson and Edna (Grigsby) Johnson.

He attended Konawa schools and later married Carol Brooks on Nov. 3, 1962, in Maud.

He served in the 45th National Guard and also retired from Expert Tires, in Seminole, after 34 years. He then worked at Green’s Oklahoma Liquefied Gas, in Seminole, for five years.

He was active in Immanuel Fellowship Church, in Seminole, for many years. At the time of his death, he was a member at The Peoples Church, in Maud.

He is survived by his wife, of the home; sons, Kenneth "Kenny" Johnson, of Seminole, Michael "Scott", of Maud, and Anthony "Tony" Johnson, of Seminole; brothers, Charles Johnson, of Dallas, Texas and David Johnson, of Oklahoma City; sisters, Frankie Cochran, of Konawa, Louise Chapman, of Oklahoma City, and Wanda Ferguson, of Oklahoma City; and seven grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Danny Johnson; and brother, Wayne Johnson.

Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 at The Peoples Church, in Maud. Rev. Steve George of Atlanta Georgia and Pastor Larry Chesser will officiate the service.

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

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

 

 

 

Larry

Johnson

Longtime Seminole county resident Larry Don Johnson passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2009, in Seminole, Oklahoma, at the age of 52.

He was born on July 2, 1956 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to David Rudolph and Wanda Lee (Ward) Johnson.

He graduated from Pleasant Grove High School. He enjoyed being outside taking care of his ranch and animals. He loved his grandchildren who helped him on the ranch.

He married Nancy Jo (Bronnenberg) on September 28, 1974 in Wewoka, Oklahoma. She survives him of the home. He is also survived by his mother, Wanda Johnson, of Seminole; mother-in-law, Lola Cornelison, of Seminole; son and daughter-in-law, J.D. and Andrea Johnson, of Seminole; daughter and son-in-law, Shelley and Eric Daniel, of Ft. Hood, Texas; one adopted son and daughter-in-law, Antonio and Sarah Olvera, of Shawnee, Oklahoma; one brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Tina Johnson, of Seminole; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sue and Terry Gray, of Seminole and Sandy and Garry Kiker, of Seminole; sister-in-law, Sharon Gamble and husband John; five grandchildren, Cooper Johnson, Bronc Johnson, Jett Johnson, Malayna Olvera and Diego Olvera. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and other family and dear friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, Rudolph Johnson; and two father-in-laws, Bill Bronnenberg and Claude Cornelison.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, May 22, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church, in Seminole with Rev. J.C. Simpson and Rev. Gary Wilburn officiating.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to First United Bank and Trust, 201 N. Milt Phillips Ave. Seminole, Oklahoma for a College Scholarship Fund for Larry’s Grandchildren.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com Services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 100 W. Strothers, Seminole, Oklahoma 74868.

 

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Arthur Jones

Summerfield resident Arthur Clyde Jones, age 80, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at Sparks Regional Medical Center, in Fort Smith, Ark.

Jones was born July 1, 1928, in Crystal Falls, Texas.

He was a member of Summerfield Baptist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a member of the American Legion. Jones was a welder and rancher.

He is survived by his daughters and son-in-laws, Linda and Herman McGowen, of Summerfield and Myrna Faye and Steve Dorsey, of Heavener; son, Jeremy Jones, of Poteau; eight grandchildren, Bryan Dorsey, Michelle Earls, Misti Roath, Brad Dorsey, Brooke Dorsey, Melissa Caldwell, Chelsea Jones, and Jordan Jones; 13 great grandchildren; special daughter, Candice Frizzell, of Wister; two sisters, Dorothy Morphew, of Fort Worth, Texas and Ruby Dickson, of Dallas, Texas; special friend, Dorothy Davis, of Seminole; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, loved ones, and a host of beloved friends.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at Summerfield Baptist Church, in Summerfield. Rev. Charles Caughern and Rev. Rick Hedrick will officiate with interment to follow at Doty Cemetery, in Gordon, Texas.

On line messages may be sent to evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.

 

Avis Jones

Former Wewoka resident Avis Belton Jones, 85, of Sparta, Mo. passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, February 18, 2009, in his home with his loving son James "Jay" by his side. Avis was born in Madison, Kansas, on May 12, 1923, the first born son of James F. and Pearl M.(Colton) Jones

In 1952, Avis began his family with his wife Loretta Jean ( Massey) Jones, who preceded him in death.

They raised three children: Janet Rae Antell, who preceded him in death, Cheryl Jean Campbell, of Texas, and Jay Jones who resided with Avis until the time Avis met his eternal reward..

Avis was a proud WWII Veteran of the United States Army 232nd Infantry Regiment, serving as a machine gunner in both Frances and Germany until he was wounded in action on January 5, 1945.

He was decorated with two Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars, and a Victory Medal upon his honorable discharge.

Always a free spirit, Avis partnered with his brother Jim, who also preceded him in death, to open their own business. Jones Truck Repair, in 1963, a family business which Jim’s son Kevin now operates.

In addition to the family members mentioned previously, Avis also was preceded in death by brother Harry Lee and brother-in-law Howard Evans.

An avid hunter, fisherman, and Harley Davidson rider, Avis was survived by one brother, Bob and wife Judy of Texas, three sisters, June Metts, Melba Brumley, and husband Darrell, and Juanita Evans all of Oklahoma, as well as two children, five grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren, multiple nephews, cousins, and close friends, including Kevin and Heather Woodard and their daughters , Hailey and Alexis, Sam and Cindy and young daughter Trinity who all loved " Santa Clause" very much.

Services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at the Wewoka Church of Christ.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

A guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Bonnie Jones

Former Seminole resident Bonnie (Turner) Jones died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at her home in Maysville.

She was born March 20, 1961, in Yuma, Ariz. to Jimmy and Wanda Turner. She was a member of Jehovah’s Witness.

She graduated from Varnum High School in 1979 and shortly thereafter married Jerry Jones June 2, 1979, in Wewoka.

She is survived by her husband, of the home; daughter, Brandie Harrington, of Maysville; father and step-mother, Jimmy and Linda Turner, of Vanoss; mother, Wanda Turner, of Seminole; brother, Roger Turner, of Seminole; and sister, Sherryl Ezell, of Grants Pass, Ore.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy Ray Turner.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Kingdom Hall (2104 Seran Dr.), in Wewoka. Randall Patterson will officiate the service.

 

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Diana Jones

Former Konawa resident Diana Sue Jones, age 60 died Monday, March 9, 2009, at St. John Medical Center, in Tulsa.

She was born May 26, 1948, in Oklahoma City. At the age of twenty-two months, Jones was placed at Enid State School. She was transferred from Enid State School to New Horizons Nursing Home, of Konawa, in January of 1972. She had been a resident of Haskell Care Center, in Haskell, since July 2003.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2009, at Vamoosa Cemetery, in Konawa under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, of Konawa. Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate.

 

Lula Jones

Lula Jones, 88, longtime Seminole resident, departed from this life, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, after a lengthy battle with cancer at the Chickasaw Nation Hospital, in Ada. Mrs. Jones was born March 19, 1920, in Seminole to John and Lizzie (Johnson) Kernell. Lula was married to Fred Robert Jones who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Jones was a lifelong resident of the Seminole area where she grew up and attended schools at Pleasant Grove. After her graduation from Pleasant Grove high school she attended Draughn’s Business School, in Oklahoma City, and upon completion of all her courses went to work for the Pioneer Abstract Company, in Wewoka, were she was an abstract clerk for over 35 years. After her retirement Lula continued to work part time at Pioneer Abstract for a while longer.

She was a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and Achena Presbyterian Church, near Maud, where she was very active, until her illness prevented her from attending. Her spirit and heart were always there. Lula was a devoted servant to her beloved Lord Jesus Christ all the days of her life. Those who knew Lula saw her as a shining example of true discipleship.

She loved people, she loved life and was always willing to help everyone and accept anyone for what they were. She was devoted to her siblings, her children and grandchildren. If you knew Lula then you knew Jesus through her love.

Her three sons and daughters-in-law Richard and Becky Jones, of Oklahoma City, David Jones and Mark and Tammy Jones, all of Seminole, survive her; also one daughter, Janice Morgan, of Seminole; one brother Robert Kernell Sr., of Bowlegs; and one sister, Helen Colbert, of Seminole; seventeen grandchildren; and twenty-three great grandchildren; also numerous nieces and nephews

Her parents, John and Lizzie Kernell, three brothers Julius, Simeon and Eugene Kernell, two sisters, Leister Fife and Bessie Walker and one infant son, John Harry Jones, preceded her in death

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at Achena Presbyterian Church, southeast of Maud. Burial will follow at the Kernell Family cemetery west of Seminole. Wake services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Gene Wilson and Rev. Robert Kernell Sr. will officiate the services.

Casket Bearers will be Thomas Palmer, Michael Morgan, Dakota Jones, Matthew Morgan, A-Yo Jones, Micco Jones, and Don Akens.

Honorary Bearers will be Mark Alan Jones, Cu-Lv Jones, Aaron Jones, Chris Akens, Patrick Fox, and Jalen Jones

Funeral 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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Henry Jordan

Henry O. "Doc" Jordan, 94 year-old, Seminole resident died Monday, April 13, 2009, at his home, in Seminole. He was born Oct. 2, 1914 in Sylvia, to William "Bill" Jordan and Callie (Lane) Jordan.

Jordan lived between Oklahoma and California for many years. He worked as manager for Cotton Ginner, retiring in 1977. Four years ago he returned to Oklahoma from California. He was a member of the Lighthouse Tabernacle Church.

He is preceded in death by two wives, his firs wife and mother of his children Hazel Jordan and his second wife Iva Jordan; parents; and one daughter, Betty Jo Jordan.

He is survived by his son, Henry Jordan, of Tulare, Calif.; daughters, Wanda Farmer, of Merced, Calif., Patsy Bass, of Lemoore, Calif., and Ann Galente, of Seminole; sisters, Wanda and C.J. Langdon, of California, Laverne Jones, of Seminole, and Jean Kiser, of Seminole; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, April 17, 2008 at Little Cemetery Chapel. Pastor Bruce Benson and Jess Power will officiate the 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.

 

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Timmy

Jordan

Timmy R. "Tim" Jordan, age 46, lifelong Saint Louis resident died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, in Saint Louis. He was born May 26, 1963, in Tahlequah, to Ray Otis Jordan and Eva (Rhodd) Jordan.

He attended Saint Louis Elementary School until 8th grade, and then went on to graduate from Maud High School, in 1982. Following graduation he worked in the oilfield for several different oil companies including Saint Louis Well Service. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Konawa.

He is survived by his mother, of Saint Louis; son, Jimmy Ray Jordan, of the home; daughters, Sarah and Railey Jordan, both of Mounds; brother, Donnie Jordan, of Saint Louis; and sister, Dorothy Jean "Jeannie" Jordan, of Maud.

He is preceded in death by his father and twin brother, Jimmy "Jim" Jordan.

A wake service is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Konawa.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Konawa. Father Adrian Vorderlandwehr, O.S.B. will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Collins Cemetery, in Saint Louis.

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

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

 

 

 

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Leesa Julian

Leesa Marie "BadBad" Julian died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, at OU Medical Center, in Oklahoma City.

She was born Oct. 22, 1983, at Oklahoma City Memorial Hospital, in Oklahoma City, to Patrice and Dorse Julian.

She went through grammar and high school in Maud. She was a 2002 Maud graduate and went for one year to Seminole State College.

She is survived by her parents; sister, Jamie Bray; uncle, Jim Julian; grandparents, Jack Julian and Jo Julian; one niece; and three nephews; and numerous cousins, great aunts.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, aunt, and uncles.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at God’s Assembly Church, at 701 Boren Blvd., in Seminole. Pastor and friend Gus Monreal will officiate the service.

 

 

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Crystal

Kanard

Crystal Dawn (Brown) Kanard, age 37 years, of Wewoka, went to be with her heavenly Father on July 20, 2009, at Integris Baptist Hospital, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Crystal was born June 18, 1972, to Larry and LaDonna (May) Brown, at Ft Sill Army Base, in Lawton, Oklahoma.

She married Jeff Kanard on June 22, 1991, in Wewoka and graduated from Wewoka High School in 1992.

Crystal worked for Seminole Head Start Program as a pre-school teacher for nine years. She loved children and loved to work with them. She attended Faith Freewill Baptist Church, in Holdenville.

Preceding her in death are her grandparents, Flossie and A.J. "Buster" May, Jasper and Jewel Brown and one brother, Kevin Don Brown.

Survivors include: her husband, Jeff Kanard; two children, Fiona and Michael, all of the home; parents, Larry Brown, of Wewoka and LaDonna Nutter and husband Jim, of Seminole; one sister, Michelle Blair and husband Jason, of Jackson Hole, Wyoming; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Freda and JC Kanard, of Wewoka; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Janet and Billy Douglas and Tommy and LaDonna Kanard, all of Wewoka; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many special friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at Faith Free Will Baptist Church, 123 N. Oak, in Holdenville, with Brother Earl Scroggins and Brother Tommy Azlin officiating.

Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Andrew Douglas, Aaron Douglas, Taylor Kanard, Cayleb Karnard, Billy Douglas, and Tommy Kanard.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Ron Brawdy, Mickey Douglas, Floyd Snider, Jr. Gerald Jones, Ken Conn, and Bobby Sneed.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

 

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Jack Kay

Jack Lindell Kay was born on May 8, 1925 at Foster to Obra and Minnie (King) Kay.

He died on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 in Lawton at the age of 84.

Kay was raised and attended school in Foster,.

He joined the Army and served from 1944 to 1946.

Wilma Gammage became his wife on Dec. 7, 1946 and began a 63 year journey of love and friendship.

They lived in Plainview, Texas, and Marlow prior to moving to Lawton in 1955.

He was employed by Meads Bakery for 27 years, and in 1982 moved to Altus where he worked for Kay Electric in sales.

Jack and Wilma returned to Lawton in 1999. He was employed at Goodwill Industries at the time of his death, a work history lasting over 65 years with no immediate plans of retirement.

He was a long time member of Central Baptist Church where he volunteered in the nursery and with the community outreach program.

Jack loved baseball and was often referred to by family members as "The Baseball Almanac".

He also enjoyed fishing, dominoes, and his regular once a month breakfast with several of his longtime, dearest friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter MarissaKay; sisters, Verna Huffman, Louise Williamson, and Dimple King; brothers, Vernon Kay and Gene Kay.

Survivors include his wife Wilma of the home; sons, Lindell Kay of Seminole, and J.L. Kay of Crowley, Texas.; daughter, Frances McKinney of Kindiahoma; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jack’s online guest book is available to be signed and condolences sent at: www.whineryhuddleston.com.

 

 

Christopher

Kemp

Christopher Blu " Ironside" Kemp, age 30, died Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, in Seminole. He was born Feb. 27, 1979, to Arnoeld Gene Kemp and Reujena (Winrow) Kemp, at Shawnee Regional Hospital, in Shawnee.

He was raised in Shawnee and attended Shawnee and Tecumseh Public schools. He was an "All-Star" athlete, excelling in all sports.

He was an Independent Representative for Pre-Paid Legal and an Entrepreneur with " Blu Aromatix".

He is survived by his father Arnoeld Gene Kemp, of Shawnee; mother and stepfather, Reujena and Wingfield Grimes, Jr., of Oklahoma City; brothers, Arnell Gene Kemp, of Holdenville, Charles Gregory Kemp, of Seminole, and Vincent Eugene Brown, of Lawton; sisters, Veronica Kemp Gay, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Stacy Brown Bates, of New Orleans, La.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday Nov. 14, 2009, at the Evangelistic Center, in Shawnee, on Highway 177 between Tecumseh and Shawnee. Burial will follow at the Earlsboro Cemetery. Dr. Alma Gadson will officiate at the services.

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

 

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Cornelia

Kemp

Cornelia Fern Kemp, age 46, of Wewoka, died Wednesday, Jan. 21. She was born to Lou Ann Barkus Moore and Louis Leonard Kemp Feb. 21, 1962, in Wewoka.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at First Baptist Church, in Wewoka, with Rev. Clarence Provost. Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery.

She attended Oklahoma City, public schools and later Wewoka High School. She was an active member of Middle Creek Missionary Baptist Church, of Sasakwa. She helped take care of her aunt Cornelia (Annie Bell) Barkus, until the time of her death.

Surviving her are her mother, Lou Ann; father, Louis; sons, Wallace, Kevin, Rico and Juan; daughters, Walisha and Renisha; step-children, Josh, Rickey Jr., Carmel, Cartez, Sharnisha, Esha, Danny Ray, and Riquinda; sisters, Cassandra, Carolina, Evetta, Rashanta, Debra, and Reletta; and brothers, Terry, Sydney, Kevin C., Charles, Randall, Vernell, Mandrell, and Kevin Kemp.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Leonard Louis Kemp.

 

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Gary Kilgore

Maud, resident Gary Keith Kilgore, age 68, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, in Shawnee.

He was born Aug. 21, 1941, in Laramie, Wyo., to Kenneth Otis and Helen (Wolfe) Kilgore.

He moved to Seminole County eight years ago from Loveland, Colo. He was a salesman for Silmon Meat Wholesale and Continental Grain.

He married Linda Jane (Fox) Kilgore, Dec. 22, 2005,in Seminole.

He is survived by his wife; son, Scott Kilgore, of Colorado; daughter, Donella Wemhoff, of Seminole; and sister, Linda Nunn, of Wyoming.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Private family services are scheduled for a later date.

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

Wilma

Kimport

Wilma Kimport, 100, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, in Seminole. She was born in Magnolia, Ark. on May 4, 1908, to Samuel B. and Naomi (Gosdin) Nolen.

She spent most of her youth in Magnolia and Fordyce, Ark. She moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas when she was a freshman in High School and graduated from Stuttgart High.

During her senior year she won state honors in Shorthand and Typing. After graduation she worked with a Law Firm and served as Court Reporter until moving to Seminole, in Jan. of 1935.

After moving to Seminole she was employed with Seminole Motor Sales (Ford-Lincoln and Mercury) under the management of J.C. Cravens, Dick Wissinger and Garland Hammons. After 15 years with the firm she thought it was time to retire, but Chester Ellis contacted her after three weeks and persuaded her to go to work at the First State Bank, after two and one-half years in the bank she began work for Walter E. Bailey Oil Company, where she continued for 1 ½ years after his death and settlement of his estate. She worked a total of thirty-one years for Mr. Bailey.

Wilma was a member of the First Baptist Church since Jan. of 1935. She was very active at the church, teaching Sunday School classes and singing in the Choir. She led singing in the Adult Department Class for over 55 years.

She married Adam F. Kimport on April 15,1939 in Oklahoma City, he preceded her in death on April 18, 1969. They were married for 30 years.

Several nieces and nephews and their families survive her.

Wilma’s aim in life was always to help others. She will be greatly missed by many friends and loved ones.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 at the First Baptist Church, in Seminole, with Dr. Tommy Clark officiating and burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, in Ardmore.

Messages of Condolences may be made online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Lois Kinnett

Lois Marie Kinnett went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on May 5, 2009 at the age of 80. Lois was born on May 11, 1928 in Meeker, Oklahoma to Floyd and Margie (Gallaway) Kinnett.

Lois has lived at Seminole Estates Nursing Home since 2000. She became close to many of the staff and residents there. Lois has been a member of Seminole First Baptist Church since moving here in 1978 from Meeker. She loved going to church and was an active part of the Mary Davis Sunday School class until she was no longer able to go the past few years. Lois loved children and worked in the church nursery and babysat many children in her home.

Lois had a great smile that lit up any room and her sense of humor will always be remembered. Lois loved life and all of her family members. She loved it when people would visit her and she loved receiving cards that she read word for word.

Lois leaves to cherish her memories her nephews; Chris Clark and wife Dava, of Shawnee and C.M. Clark and wife Sue, of Seminole; niece, Pam Fletcher and husband Terry, of Seminole; great nieces and nephews, Casady and Peyton Fletcher, April Clark, Derek and Carrie Clark; and great-great nephews, Tyler Crandall and Carson Clark.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Bridge Building Fund, 420 Reid Street, Seminole, Oklahoma 74868 or to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, for Lupus Research 825 N.E. 13th Street Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104 in memory of Lois.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, May 7, 2009 at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Tommy Clark officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Meeker, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be: Chris Clark, Derek Clark, C.M. Clark, Terry and Casady Fletcher and Tyler Crandall.

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

Edward Kirkpatrick

A memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Seminole for Seminole County resident Edward Eugene (Bill) Kirkpatrick.

Kirkpatrick died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009 in Oklahoma City at the age of 81.

He was born Feb. 29, 1928 near Leon, Kan.

Graveside services and burial for Kirkpatrick will take place at 1 p.m. at the Seminole Indian Tribe burial grounds.

Mary Kiser

Mary Ann Overstreet Kiser died Feb. 17, 2009. She was born Feb. 17, 1944 to Ivory and Carrie Johnson Overstreet, in Lima. She attended Lima Public Schools and graduated from New Lima High School.

She attended East Central State University, in Ada and enlisted in the United States Navy for 3 years and then received her B.S. degree.

She retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs after 34-1/2 years of service, in March of 2007.

She is survived by her sons, Tony George (Benita) Daniel, of Oklahoma City and Damon (Kelley) Forshee, of Sand Springs; brother, Ivory Overstreet, Jr., of Lima; sister, Ollie Overstreet Dotson, of Oklahoma City; 10 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Charlie Overstreet; and sister, Pauletta Daniels.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday Feb. 21, 2009 at the Lima Baptist Church, in Lima. Interment is in Lima Cemetery under the direction of Temple & Sons Funeral Directors, Inc., Oklahoma City.

 

 

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Vivian Knight

Vivian Ann Knight, 70, of Eufaula passed away on Friday Nov. 20, 2009, at her home. Vivian was born on Oct. 9, 1939, in Cushing, Oklahoma, the daughter of Earnest and Frances Vivian (Blackburn) McConnel. She attended Cushing Grade School and Wewoka High School.

On March 1, 1955, Vivian married Arlis Ray Knight in Wewoka, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death in 2004. Vivian worked for over 15 years at the Lillian Russell Garment Factory.

At 40 years of age, Vivian received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. In 1981, she worked for several years at the Wewoka Times Newspaper. She also worked for the Seminole Producer, the Eufaula Works, and the Indian Journal. Vivian retired from the Eufaula Public Library in 2005. Vivian was an active member of the Eufaula Eastern Star.

She is survived by her sons, Aaron Wayne Knight and wife Graciela, of Tulsa, Curtis Gene Knight, and Robert Agustus Knight, both of Eufaula; brother, Dennis McConnel and wife May, of Choctaw; sisters, Carol Levonik and husband Jim, of Lawton and Patti Howard and husband Donald, of Ponca City, brothers-in-law, Terrell Knight and Leroy Snowden; two grandchildren, Gabriela Michelle Knight and Christian Alan Knight and numerous nieces and nephews.

Vivian is preceded in death by her parents; mother-in-law, Carmin Knight; and father-in-law, Justus Knight.

Funeral services were held Monday Nov. 23, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the Kelley Memorial Chapel with Marvin Chamberlain officiating. Burial followed at the Bower Cemetery under the direction of Hunn, Black, and Merritt Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Terry McCain, Dennis McConnel, Aaron Knight, Robert Knight, Don Tretter, and Curtis Knight.

Honorary Pallbearers were Jerry Linen, Terrell Knight, John Knight, and Greg Knight.

 

 

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Theda

Landrith

Theda (Pease) Landrith, age 83, longtime Seminole resident died, Monday, March 16, 2009, in Tecumseh, Oklahoma.

Theda was born December 24, 1925, in Seminole to James Lester and Flora (Smith) Pease. Theda was a life long resident of Seminole and died after a short illness.

Theda attended Seminole High School and married Jack Landrith, in Reno, Nev., on December 27, 1942. He preceded her in death on January 18, 1995.

Theda worked at Douglas Aircraft during World War II and in later years was a longtime sales clerk at Jones Jewelry, in Seminole.

She is survived by her children, Jackie and Bob Pock, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Rhonda and Skip Myers, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, and Kelley and Angela Landrith, of Texas; her siblings, Lester and Fran Pease, of Illinois, Myra Lawson, of California, Damon and Dolores Pease, of Mustang, Oklahoma, Dale Pease, of Texas, Linda and Jimmy Jones of Oklahoma City, and Lesanna and Greg Presley, of El Reno, Oklahoma.

Theda is also survived by five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

The family would like to give special thanks to Loving Care Hospice in Shawnee for the fine care that they gave Mrs. Landrith.

Memorial donations may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.

Services will be held Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darryl Tiller officiating. Internment will be at Little Cemetery, Seminole County, Oklahoma.

Casket will remain open till service time then will be closed.

Serving as casket bearers are Skip Myers, J. T. Walker, Jesse Myers, Jimmy Jones, Bob Pock and Damon Pease, Jr.

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

 

 

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Billy

LaValley

Graveside services for Billy Conn LaValley, (Doctor of Pharmacy) age 60 years, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 13, 2009 at Oakwood Cemetery, in Wewoka, Oklahoma with Dr. Michael Vallandingham officiating.

She was born March 23, 1949, in Holdenville, Oklahoma, to W.S. (Bud) and Faye (Harrison) LaValley. He passed away Sunday, August 9, 2009, at his residence, in Wewoka, Oklahoma.

Bill was a graduate of Wewoka High School in 1967. He played on the 1966 Class A Football Championship team. After graduating from Wewoka High School he attended College at Southwestern State College in Weatherford, Oklahoma from 1967 to June1973, receiving a BS Pharmacy Degree in Pharmacy. During college he was member of Pi Kappa Alpha Social Fraternity, OPHA and Alpha Professional Pharmacy Organization. After receiving his degree he worked for Paul Floyd Clinic Pharmacy, in Ada, Oklahoma, at Suggs Clinic from 1973 to 1976. He owned Red Bud Discount Pharmacy, in Wewoka from 1976 to 1988. In 1988 he received his Commission as a Pharmacist in the Commissioned Corp Officer, of the US Public Health rank of Major 1988 to 1996.

He was senior Pharmacist at Carl Albert Indian Hospital from 1988 to 1992 and transferred to Claremore Indian Hospital in 1992 and served until 1993. At present time Pawnee Indian Clinic employed him since 1996.

Bill served on the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy, Oklahoma State Pharmacy Association, Indian Health Service, Southwestern State Pharmacy School Alumni, Wewoka Board of Adjustment, Wewoka Quarterback Club, National Rifle Association, and Seminole Nation Historical Society.

He was of the Baptist Faith.

Billy had a love of all sports; he especially loved his scuba diving, quail hunting, and collection of guns and Pharmacy Antiques.

He will be missed by his English Bulldog Tuffy (He loved dearly) all of pasted English Bulldogs, Pookie Ryan's German Pincher.

He married Clella Ann Scott, love of his life; they were married December 18, 1970.

Preceding him in death are his parents and grandparents.

Survivors include his wife, Clella, of 39 years, of Wewoka; son, Ryan, of Wewoka; brother, Mickey LaValley; sister, Jaunita Foster, of Wewoka; nieces, Amber LaValley, and Debbie Javaheri; and nephew, Robert Foster; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A guest book is available at wwwphillipsfuneralservice.com

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

 

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Shirley

Lawson

Shirley Deane Lawson, age 72, died March 8, 2009, in Hobbs, N.M.

She was born Dec. 1, 1936, in Snomac, to Edward Clarence Hankins and Mildred Williams.

She married Grover Allen Lawson Jr. in 1958, in Brownfield, Texas.

She moved to Hobbs, N.M. in 1958 and worked as a sales person at Norman Fee for over seven years. She was a member of the Eagles, American Legion, and the Taylor Street Church of Christ.

She is survived by her step-sons, Monty Lawson, of Eakly and Grover Allen Lawson, of Shawnee; step-daughter, Janice Brunsfield, of Spring, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents, brother, Edward Lee Hankins; and husband.

Interment is scheduled to take place at Resthaven Cemetery, in Seminole.

Delbert Lay

Delbert Eugene Lay died, in Oklahoma City, on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at the age of 47.

He was the son of Earl Dean and Alice Jolene (Conley) Lay, born on Jan. 6, 1962 in Boise, Idaho. He was brought up and attended schools in the Boise area and lived there until moving to Holdenville, at age 20.

He married Jill Armstrong on Dec. 17, 2004, in Oklahoma City. They lived for five years in Norman, and for the past year in Oklahoma City.

Lay worked most of his life as a truck driver. He attended Life Church in Oklahoma City.

He is survived by his wife, Jill, of the home; eight children, Chelsei Sawyer, Scotty Lay, and Ryan Lay, all of Holdenville, Jordan Morgan, of Noble, Grace Bedford, of Midwest City, Zoe Hofegartner, Callie Hofegartner and Max Hofegartner, all of Purcell; two grandchildren; two brothers, Bobby Lay, of Holdenville and Dean Lay, of Seminole; three sisters, Teresa McCrory, of Boise, Idaho, Amy Dye, of Shawnee, and Lori Orsburn, of Shawnee; and stepfather, Floyd Conger, of Wewoka.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Alice Conley, and his brother, Jamie Lay.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at First Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Russell Payne officiating. Interment will follow in the Holdenville Cemetery under direction of Fisher Funeral Home, of Holdenville.

 

Donna Lee

Lifelong Seminole resident Donna Sue (Conner) Lee passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, at the age of 74.

She was born on September 17, 1934 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Mamie (Eberly) and Jelly Conner.

Donna worked for Southwestern Bell as a telephone operator for over 25 years. She then owned and operated Latta Grocery, in Ada, for twelve years. After she sold her business she then went to work for Cable Vision in Seminole. She also helped in the family businesses at Swearingen Funeral Home and Bill Weems Oil, Inc., until her retirement.

She leaves to cherish her memories her daughter and son-in-law, Timmie and Danny Myers, of Shady Point, Oklahoma; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Connie Weems and Pam and Clark Nowlin, of Seminole; brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Glenda Conner, of Seminole; two nieces, Terry Swearingen and husband Bob and Sheila Parks, of Seminole; nephews, Ricky Conner and wife Tammy, Trace Conner and wife Shelly, Derek Henley and wife Danielle, all of Seminole and Damon Henley and wife Rhonda, of Shawnee, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Tory Myers and wife Sabra, of Durant, Oklahoma, Tyla Myers, of Shady Point, Shannon and Brad Smith, of Lebanon, Missouri, Lacee and Nick Andrews, of Washington, Oklahoma, Lindsey and Casey Myers, of Washington, Oklahoma; fourteen great grandchildren, Hagan, Gavin and Brighton Smith, Maddison and Jace Myers, Jaxton and Tayte Myers, Tristan and Kylen Myers, and Kensley and Kendon Metcalf. She is also survived by a host of other great nieces, nephews and other family and dear friends.

Donna loved to laugh and make people laugh and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her!

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, May 30, 2009. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, in Seminole, Oklahoma with Tom Newell officiating.

Pallbearers will be: Ronnie Conner, Ricky Conner, Andrew Conner, Trace Conner, Bob Swearingen, Beau Swearingen, Derek Henley, Damon Henley, Cord Henley, Kash Parks, Danny Myers, Tory Myers, Hugh Megee, Chris Waddell, Michael Rose, Dane Allensworth and Kevin Brinker.

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

Services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 100 W. Strothers, Seminole, Oklahoma 74868

 

 

Lee

Jimmie

Lena Sr.

Jimmie Ray Lena Sr., age 69, died Jan. 26, 2009, at Unity North Hospital, in Shawnee, after a long fight with cancer. Many family members were at his side.

A wake service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at Stout-Phillips Chapel. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 31, 2009, at Wewoka Indian Baptist Church under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

He was a member of the Wewoka Indian Baptist Church. He was baptized in a pond, which was covered in ice and had to be broken to enter.

He was born to Reed Frank and Lucy Coker Lena Oct. 17, 1939.

He went to school at Hilltop grade school and later to Wewoka Schools where he was on the High School football team and was nick named "Leaping Lena."

He served in the Army National Guard for 21-1/2 years before retiring as Staff Sergeant. He served as a cook for years feeding many troops.

In 1973 he went to Washington DC, to the capital building, as an interpreter representing the Five Civilized Tribes. After returning he was asked to report the speeches at many different churches for weeks later.

He spoke fluent Seminole language. He served as board member for the Seminole Nation Tribe on two occasions, the first being when he was a young man and the second time in 2002 where he held the title of Chairman.

He was an Ironworker and plumber, in Wisconsin, and many other places. The last ten years of his life he was part owner of The Wewoka Club in Wewoka.

He is survived by his close companion, Doloris Ann Hurst; sons, Jimmie Ray Lena Jr., of Earlsboro and J. Carroll Lena; sisters, Mary Louse Factor, of Shawnee, Jaunita Chupco of Seminole, Martha Ann Fairbanks, of Earlsboro, Fuby Coffman, of Tecumseh and Sylvia Taylor, of Wewoka. His parents preceded him in death along with a sister Betty Lou Lena and a brother Douglas (Cotcha) Lena.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

Lena Sr.

Crystal

Lindquist

Crystal Anne Lindquist, age 15, died Tuesday Feb. 10, 2009, in Holdenville Hospital due to complication of pneumonia.

She was born March 9, 1993, in Davenport, Iowa to Sherry Green. She was a tenth grade student at Wewoka High School. She attended First Baptist Church and sang in the Choir.

Surviving her are her mother, Shelly, of Wewoka; brothers, Phillip Green II, Steve Gray Jr., and Jimmy Gray; three half brothers, sisters, Christiana, Michelle, and Cynthia Lindquist.

She is preceded in death by her grandmother Karen Green.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Michael Vallandingham officiating, assisted by Rev. Jim Choate and Beth Wood. Burial is to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

Lindquist

Hazel Little

Long time Maud resident, Hazel Burch Little died Jan. 1, 2009, in Los Gatos, Calif. She was born in Maud to Bid and Myrtle Burch.

She married Troy and they moved to California when he enlisted in the Air Corp during World War II. They returned to Maud in 1970.

Surviving her are her daughters, Carolyn, of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Kaye, of Los Gatos, Calif.; grandson; and sister, Jo Bannon, of Tacoma, Wash.

Her husband Troy Little, who also grew up in Maud, preceded her in death.

She was a life long member of the Maud Church of Christ. Frank Brewer, minister of the Church, will preside over a memorial service to be held this spring at the Cummings Cemetery, in Maud.

Cremation services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud.

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

 

 

Little

Juanita Lively

Juanita Bell (Jackson) Lively, 88 year-old, lifelong Seminole County resident passed from this life Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at Solara Hospital, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. She was born June 27, 1921 in Seminole County, Oklahoma to parents Tom Jackson and Mattie (Mosbey) Jackson.

Juanita attended Carr City School near Maud, Oklahoma. She was also a member of the Seminole First Assembly of God Church.

She married Charles William "Bill" Lively on August 31, 1940 in Seminole, Oklahoma he preceded her in death on March 1, 1995.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Dennis Harviston of Seminole, Oklahoma; one brother, Fred Jackson of North folk, Virginia; one sister, Mary Baxter of Moore, Oklahoma; six grandchildren and several grandchildren as well as a host of other family and dear friends.

Her parents; husband, Charles William "Bill" Lively; one son, Stanford Lee "Stan" Lively; four brothers and two sisters precede Juanita in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, October 23, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. With Rev. Doyle Long will officiating the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery north of Seminole.

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

 

 

Lively

Romey Lively

Romey Lively went to meet his Lord and Savior on Feb. 5, 2009, at the age of 72.

He was born June 24, 1936, to Shelton Lycurgus Lively and Mollie Grace McClanahan Lively, in Bearden.

He attended Quasada Schools and graduated from Butner High School in 1954. He began working in the oilfields at the age of fourteen and in 1971 he established Lively Electric Co., Inc.

He married Sally Wyche Nov. 20, 1981.

Romey enjoyed cooking for his family and friends, going to flea markets and spending time with his family. He was an avid collector, a trait he inherited from his mother. Romey had a zest for life and never met a stranger. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

Romey is preceded in death by his daughter, Stephanie Dawn Lively; his parents; and siblings Catherine Lively, Glen Lively, Violet Martinez, and J. G. Lively.

Romey is survived by his wife Sally, of the home; daughter Mechelle; and son-in-law, Billy Bryant, of Wewoka; daughter, Stacy and son-in-law Kurt Milton, of Georgetown, Ohio; son, Bryan and daughter-in-law Laura Lively, of Milwaukie, Oregon; and daughter Julie and son-in-law Bryan Fechner, of Alva; granddaughters, Ashli Williams and husband Shane, and Brooklyn Brown and husband Vicente, all of Wewoka, grandson, Jacob Fechner, of Alva, and great-grandchildren, Vicente Brown Jr. and Addison Grace Brown, of Wewoka. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Vivian Northam, of Homeny.

He is also survived by his brothers Dale Lively, of Stigler, Dwain Lively, of Cortez, Colo., Ronald Lively, of Seattle, Wash., and James Lively and Dwight Lively, of Wewoka.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 at Wewoka Church of Christ with Minister Johnny Hinton officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery, in Okemah.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Reed, John Gibbs, John Smart, Victor Pryor, Brett Northam, and Durl Johnson.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Billy Bryant, Kurt Milton, Bryan Fechner, Dale Lively, Dwain Lively, James Lively, Ronald Lively, Dwight Lively, and Thad Ashcraft.

A guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneralservie.com

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home. An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

Lively

Shirley Lockhart

Shirley Ann Walker Lockhart died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009. She was born March 2, 1940, to George and Mary Walter.

She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Berglund, of Oklahoma City, Cynthia Berglund, of Konawa, Cathy Woodward, of Oklahoma City, and Sherry Branch, of California; sons, Ricky and Kenneth Branch, both of California; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sisters, Delores, of Arkansas, Alice, of Virginia, and Elevelyn, of Florida.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Wanda Walter; and brother, Billy Walter.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, at the Walter Wise Legion Hut, 100 W. 3rd, in Konawa.

Rodney

Longest

Rodney Longest, 56, former Seminole resident died Friday, July 24, 2009 at his home, in Tahlequah. He was born in Santa Maria, Calif., on Oct. 31, 1952 to John and Shirlen (Knight) Longest.

He grew up in Santa Maria, Calif. and attended schools there, later moving to Oklahoma. He worked in the Oil Industry and Construction Industry.

He is survived by his daughters, Janessa Longest, of Edmond and Kacie Longest, of Hobart; son, Jaylan Longest, of Edmond; brother, Terry Longest, of Seminole, sister, Wanda Conner, of Seminole; and two grandchildren.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Little Cemetery. Billy Sanders will officiate the services.

Condolence may be made online at www. Swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

 

Longest

Mary Lookingbill

Longtime Seminole resident Mary Anna Lookingbill passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at her home at the age of 76.

She was born on April 14, 1933, in Pondera County, Montana, to Niels and Otheda Petersen.

Mary worked as an auditor at the Hampton, Days Inn and Motel 6 for many years.

She married L.R. "Bill" Lookingbill on August 16, 1963, in Long Beach, California.

She leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Bill of the home; two sons, Lyle Lookingbill, of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Loren Lookingbill, of Waco, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Leona Booth and husband Larry Wade Booth, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Alexia and Austin Booth, of Tulsa and Justin and Kristin Lookingbill, of Waco, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Niels and Otheda Petersen; two brothers, Theodore "Ted" and Harry Petersen; two sisters, Esther Brodsher and Elizabeth Petersen; and one grandchild, Anna Marie Lookingbill.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, November 9, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Walter Ray Horne and Rev. Dan Factor officiating. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, in Seminole.

Casket bearers will be: Larry Richardson, Bobby Carter, Dan Factor, Dave Anderson, Miguel Munquia, Nathan Lively and James Ingram.

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

 

 

 

Lookingbill

Billy

Loudermilk

Longtime Seminole resident Billy Joe Loudermilk died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, in Shawnee, at the age of 73.

He was born April 4, 1935 in Hartford, Ark. to William "Bill" and Alta (Loftis) Loudermilk.

He married Pearl Louise (Smith) Loudermilk on July 10, 1953, in Seminole. She preceded him in death on Jan. 5, 2006. He later remarried Mona (Villines) Loudermilk on Aug. 8, 2006 and she survives him of the home.

He worked for 51 years as a truck driver for Independent Tank Company, in Seminole.

He is survived by his wife Mona Loudermilk of the home; son, Bobby Loudermilk, of Seminole; two daughters, Brenda Barnett, of Shawnee, and Joyce Hart, of Seminole; seven grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2009 at Little Cemetery with Nita Moreland officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Honorary Bearers will be Cody Allison, Billy and Michael Hart, Rick Hart, Bobby Loudernilk, Jason Walls and Matthew Loudermilk.

 

 

Loudermilk

Opal

Loudermilk

Opal Loudermilk, Longtime Maud resident, went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, in Norman, at the age of 90.

She was born Dec. 14, 1918, in Glenpool, to John and Myrtle (Crabtree) Driscall.

She married Herbert Lee Loudermilk Sept. 16, 1939, in Norman. He preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 2007, after 68 years of marriage.

Opal was an outstanding lady in her community always willing to help anyone in need. She was a loving caregiver to many, especially her late husband, Herbert.

Opal loved visiting the Seminole Estates Nursing Home residents, especially her good friend Jimmie Hurst. They would visit for hours and enjoy church services and singing together in the lobby.

Opal loved riding to church with her dear friend, Gaye Etheridge, where she was a member at the United Pentecostal Church, in Shawnee. They loved each other dearly and shared many happy times together. Eating lunch together and sharing a banana split was special.

Most of all, Opal was known for her million dollar Mandarin Orange Cakes that she baked for so many. A few days ago she told her daughter, "no more cakes."

One of her grandchildren wrote in a card to Opal, "you are an amazing woman and we love you," this feeling is shared by all of her family and friends. Opal had been very lonely the last year since her husband Herbert passed away. She was tired and ready to go be with the Lord and her loved ones. We will miss her but we are thankful she is at rest.

She leaves to cherish her memory one daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and David Hurst, of Houston, Texas; three sons and daughters-in-law, Amos Lee Loudermilk, of Maud, Bill and his wife Bobbie Loudermilk, of Bartlesville, and Tommy and his wife Sue Loudermilk, of Mounds; ten grandchildren, Tony Hurst, Tim Hurst, Lezlea Creason, Jason Loudermilk, Ryan Loudermilk, Ashlea Loudermilk, Kathey Gaulding, Jennifer Charania, Dale Loudermilk and Brandon Loudermilk; 21 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009 at the People's Church, in Maud, with Vance Bowman and Roy Moss officiating. Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery, in Maud.

Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home, corner of Broadway and Monroe, in Maud, 74854 (Phone 405-374-2424)

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

 

 

Loudermilk

Betty Louie

Betty "Lizzie" Elizabeth Louie died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009. She was born May 11, 1916, to Salta Joseph and Andrew Wandick, in Little.

She married Moman Louie, in 1934, in Wellston.

She is survived by her sister, Cora Bear, of Wewoka; daughters, Alene Louie and Ruth Louie, both of Wewoka, Cora Lee, of Seminole, Jennie Mathis, Faye Morris, Betty Louie, and Mary Metcalf, all of Oklahoma City; sons, Toris Louie, of Lima, a and Oscar Edwards, of Del City; 45 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her siblings; sons, Joseph Louie and Sam Edwards; and daughter Maxine Crawford.

Pallbearers were: Grant Crawford, Toris Louie, Eddie Louie, Sr., Monzel Louie, Joe Mathis, Herbie Morris, Ryan Louie, and Sherwood Jackson, Sr.

Honorary Pallbearers were: Toris E. Louie, Phillip Lewis, Oscar Edwards, Jr., and Michael Metcalf.

Interment was at Hillcrest Memory Gardens, in Spencer.

 

 

Louie

Benton Lovelady

Benton Lovelady, age 89, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at the Talihina Veterans Center, in Talihina. He was a mechanic, carpenter, World War II Veteran and survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

He was born in Okemah on Nov. 13, 1920, to Henry Clay and Rettie Olive Bratton Lovelady. He graduated in 1939, from Okemah High School and on April 13, 1940 joined the U.S. Navy. During his tour of duty he was awarded the WWII Victory Ribbon for his participation in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

He was Honorably discharged in July of 1946. He was an active member of the VFW and American Legion.

He is survived by his sisters, Lura Rouzer, of Wichita Falls Texas, and Maxine Poth, of Checktawaga N.Y.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Military graveside funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Wednesday Dec. 2, 2009, in the Oakwood Cemetery, in Wewoka.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Schumacher Funeral Home, of Okemah.

 

Phillip Lucas

Seminole resident Phillip David Lucas, age 64, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at his home in Seminole. He was born Dec. 28, 1944, in McAlester, to John James Lucas and Naomie (Sullivan) Lucas.

Lucas was a carpenter who moved to Seminole five years ago from Arizona.

He is survived by his sons, Phillip D. Lucas, Jr. and Brian Lucas, both of Bakersfield, Calif.; daughter, Amy Lucas, of Lancaster, Calif.; brothers, Gilbert Lucas and Fred Lucas, both of Seminole, and Ted Lucas, of Tecumseh; sisters, Wanda Boggs, of Seminole, and Helen Davidson, of Corcoran, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Lucas is preceded in death by his parents and by his wife, Margo Lucas.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole. Rev. Bill Barnett and Rev. Lewis Johnson will officiate the 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

 

 

Lucas

Sammie

Lucas

Sammie Butler Lucas, 69, longtime Seminole resident died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Shawnee. She was born May 24, 1939, in Anthony, Texas to Samuel Ebenezer and Irene (Cook) Butler.

Sammie married Earl Milton Lucas, on June 2, 1956, in Shawnee. Mrs. Lucas has lived in the Seminole area for the past 45 years and attended the Highway Baptist Church, in Seminole. She was a High School Teacher and taught at Varnum and Earlsboro schools; in 1997 she retired from Strothers High School.

She is survived by her husband, Earl Lucas, of the home; two sons, Michael Lucas, of Seminole and Wendell Lucas, of Norman; two daughters, Jackie Flores, of Seminole and Teresa Woods, of Purcell; sister, Vanessa Ramsey, of Tecumseh; four grandchildren, Amber Lucas, Brian Goforth, Dallas Woods, Jr. and Heather Woods; and seven great-grandchildren, Sydney Lucas, Micky and Axel Lucas, Darrell, Christina and Cherish Goforth and Hayley Woods.

She is preceded in death by her parents and one son Steve Lucas.

Services are planned for Thursday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Tribbey Cemetery, South west of Tecumseh, with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Casket bearers will be Ryan Martin, Terry Lucas, Germaine Aldridge, Guy Reid, Tim Cockrell, and Dallas Woods.

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

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

 

 

Lucas

Johnie

Malone Sr.

Johnie Robert Malone Sr., age 85, was called to the Lord Jan. 26, 2009, in Shawnee.

He was born May 7, 1923 to George Taylor and Lilly May Malone in the Twin Oak Community north of Seminole.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII where he was awarded the "EAME Ribbon with 6 bronze stars Meritorious Unit Award".

He won the Southwest Plowing match in 1948 and competed in a national tractor-plowing contest in Iowa attended by President Harry Truman. He worked at Tinker Air Force Base for 23 years and retired in 1973. He enjoyed several hobbies after his retirement.

Mr. Malone married Wanda Marie Heath on July 2, 1945 and celebrated 63 years of marriage. They had four sons, and moved to Shawnee in 1960 from the Twin Oak Community.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Marie; his four sons and daughter in laws, Jerald and Debora Malone, of Shawnee, Gary and Mary Beth Malone, of Corpus Christi, Texas, David and Jeannie Malone, of Shawnee and Johnie Jr. and Susie Malone, of Shawnee. Many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and one great - great grandchild survive him. They dearly loved their Papa. Numerous nieces, nephews and many friends also survive him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, two sisters, one nephew and one niece.

He was loved dearly and will be missed greatly.

Visitation for Mr. Malone was 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009.

Funeral Services will be 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel, in Shawnee, with Bro. Bill Matthews and Bro. Phil Thompson officiating.

The family would like to thank the staff at Rose Manor and Heartland Hospice for their excellent care.

 

 

Malone Sr.

Paul Mansur

Dr. Paul Max Mansur passed away Monday, March 2, 2009; in Chattanooga, Tenn. Paul was a native Oklahoman, born July 19, 1926, in Hammon, to Josie Pauline Bayles and Estle Thurman Mansur.

Both of his parents were born in the Oklahoma Territory in what is now western Oklahoma. His family moved about quite a lot during his early years. They settled in 1936 in the Wewoka area of Seminole County.

Paul’s musical career began in 1941 as a sophomore beginner on the French horn under the tutelage of Everett Wilcox, the highly regarded band director of the Wewoka High School Band. During the following year he surpassed the other hornists and became the first chair player.

In 1943 he entered the Oklahoma Military Academy and graduated from that institution in 1944. He continued his musical work in the OMA band that year under the direction of P.H. Kelley, (known as "Power House" to the cadets).

He gave up the horn for the next two years as he entered the US Navy in, September 1944. After attending Boot Camp and Service School, Paul was assigned to the USS Leray Wilson, a Five Inch Destroyer Escort serving in the Philippines.

He was discharged in time to reenter the University of Oklahoma in the fall term of 1946. Paul also had attended the summer session at OU in 1944 before entering the Navy.

His first major at OU was in Civil Engineering. Dismal math skills ended that venture and after considerable searching he changed to the School of Music as he had been playing with the university band and symphony orchestra for two years.

He had also taken one semester of private study with George Yeager, the solo hornist with the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra. He completed two Bachelor of Music degrees during the next three years in Music Theory and in French horn, graduating in 1951. As a student, he had also played extra parts and substituted in the Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra.

On June 10, 1951, shortly after graduation, Paul married Norma Louise Reed, of Konawa, and they lived in Oklahoma City. Luckily for Paul, Norma had excellent math skills, which she applied to home finance. And, as well, Norma, initially being food-preparation-challenged, found herself enjoying Paul’s cooking.

In the fall of 1951 he secured a Graduate Assistantship in Music along with the Phoenix Symphony Guild Scholarship to attend and teach French horn at Arizona State College at Tempe and a playing position with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra. After two years he graduated with a Master of Arts in Education degree.

In 1953 Paul began a two-year term as Director of Bands of the Marianna High School, Marianna, Ark. On April 21, 1954, his son Max Lynn was born. Then, in 1955 he took a position as Director of Bands in the Tucumcari, N.M. Public Schools, staying for the next four years.

In 1959 he accepted an Assistantship with the University of Oklahoma Bands and began his doctoral degree in Education with a teaching field in Music.

He played in the University Symphonic Band, directed the Air Force ROTC band, and helped with the conducting and planning of the Pride of Oklahoma marching band. He also taught Horn at the University for one semester.

In the fall of 1962 Paul had completed his course work but needed to stay in Norman to work on the dissertation, so he accepted a post as Director of Music Therapy at Central State Griffin Memorial Hospital. He held this position for three years and counted the experience as one of the best learning experiences and most satisfying job of his life along with being the poorest paid position of his career.

In 1964 Paul and Norma adopted a daughter, Kay Lenora, who was 4 years old at the time, a Native American of the Caddo Nation.

Paul completed his Doctorate in Education in 1965. This, in no small part, due to the math skills of Norma, finely honed through her work in banking and finance, being applied in the areas of personal finance and home economics. The family would joke that she deserved a Ph.T. degree for Put Husband Through.

So then, now being titled as Dr. Mansur, he was hired at the rank of Associate Professor and Chairman of the Music Department at Southeastern State College in Durant. Later, the college became Southeastern Oklahoma State University, or SOSU, where he taught for twenty-five years, beginning in 1965 as Chairman of the Music Department, and retiring in 1990 as Dean, School of Arts and Letters.

During his tenure he became the Editor of the International Horn Society, serving in that capacity for 17 years with a total of 23 years on the IHS Advisory Council, the organization’s governing body. Highlights of that experience included eight trips to Europe to represent the IHS at Symposia and other functions.

Other activity during these years included representation to committees and conventions of the state association of college music departments, the Music Educators National Association, and the Jazz Educators Association. SOSU engaged in a thorough self-study and became an accredited full member of the National Association of Schools of Music during his tenure.

During his time at SOSU, Dr. Mansur was the Principal Horn of the Sherman Symphony Orchestra for 20 years. He encouraged many of his better students to audition for the Sherman orchestra and provided transportation for up to four students per year who were successful in being accepted for the orchestra.

In 1975 he was elected to the Board of Directors of Camp Fire, Inc., and served five years in that capacity as well as on the local Board of the Bryan County Council of Camp Fire for some ten years. Paul also was a member of the Kiwanis Club for 35 years including a term as Lieutenant Governor of Division 8 for 1983-84.

While living in Durant, he also preached for the Blue church of Christ for some 10 years and later for 11 years with the Utica congregation.

Paul and Norma moved to Chattanooga, Tenn. in 1995, and settled in the Hixson area. He soon began playing the French horn in community bands and the Cadek Community Orchestra sponsored by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

He also began teaching private lessons to students in several area high schools. A number of these students were selected for membership in the Tennessee All State Band and Orchestra and have since gone on to become professional music teachers and musicians. He also conducted the community band known as the Metro Musicians and continued playing with the Cadek Community Orchestra for several years.

Paul was delighted in 2003 to be designated as an Honorary Member of the International Horn Society. This is the most prestigious award the Board of Directors can bestow on any living horn player and he was honored indeed to be numbered with the most esteemed colleagues who have received this honor such as Barry Tuckwell, Hermann Baumann, Mason Jones, and other noted hornists.

In 2006 Dr. Mansur received the Distinguished Former Faculty Award from the SOSU Alumni Association.

His wife and he remained active in church work with the North Hixson Church of Christ where he often led congregational singing and enjoyed teaching. They were engaged in teaching prison inmates in Tennessee and North Dakota via a Bible Correspondence course.

Paul and Norma celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary in 2008. Their two children, Max Lynn Mansur, of Centreville, Va., and Kay Lenora Toothaker, of Somerville, Ala., endowed them with six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2009, in the Legacy Funeral Home Chapel.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, that memorial contributions be made The Paul Mansur Scholarship, International Horn Society, attn: Heidi Vogel, P.O. Box 630158 Lanai City, HI 96763-0158. Online contributions can be made at http://www.hornsociety.org/content/view/118/106/lang.en/.

Arrangements were by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy-Daisy.

Thoughts and memories can be shared with the family at www.legacyfuneralhome.com. 24 obituary line, 843-5055.

 

 

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Jeweldean Ward Bradley Martin

Jeweldean Ellawese Martin was born November 3, 1928 in Okfuskee, Oklahoma, to George Andrew and Jewell Viola (Ewing) Ward. She departed this life Tuesday, October 13, 2009, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 80 years, 11 months, and 10 days.

Jeweldean attended Sasakwa Public Schools, graduating in 1947. She had been a resident of Bristow since 1954. She married Walter Bradley and had many years together until his passing in 1961. On February 5, 1991 she was united in Marriage with Lon Martin. He passed away December 8, 1992. She enjoyed sewing, reading, going to the lake, and camping.

She is survived by daughter, Jean Abbott and husband Donnie, of Depew; one son, Randy Bradley and wife Becky, of Bristow; daughter-in-law, Kathy Bradley, of Sand Springs; three sisters, Wanda Johnson, of Seminole, Barbara Atwell, of Sapulpa, and Geneva Davidson, of Bristow; one brother, James Ward and wife Glenda, of Bristow; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Walter Bradley, and Lon Martin, one son, Steve Bradley and one brother, JW Ward.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2009 at Hutchins-Maples Funeral Chapel with Reverend Gene Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Bristow City Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Hutchins-Maples Funeral Home. Condolences can be sent to www.hutchinsmaplesfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Jerry and Imogene Mask

Jerry Lee Mask, 72 years old and his wife Imogene "Babe" (Acree) Mask, 67 years old, both passed from this life Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at Norman Regional Hospital.

Jerry was residing in the Norman Veterans Home and Imogene was a resident of Whispering Pines Nursing Center, in Norman. Their Lord called them both home on the same day with each of them dying of natural causes.

Jerry was born Feb. 11, 1936, in Magnum, to parents Ira Mask and Laverne (Parsons) Mask.

Imogene was born Nov. 13, 1941, in Maud, to parents Loy Acree and Veral (Raper) Acree.

Imogene graduated from Maud High School, in 1959, and Jerry had enlisted in the United States Army after High School where he served our Country earning the rank of Sergeant and the National Defense Medal as well as the Marksman (Rifle M-14) Medal. Imogene and Jerry married on June 4, 1960, in Munich, Germany.

Following Jerry’s military carrier he and Imogene made their home, in Shawnee, where together they owned and operated "Jerry’s Upholstery Shop" on MacArthur Street, in Shawnee, until their retirement in 2004.

They are survived by their loving family, which includes one daughter, Jennifer Carron, of Newalla, and four grandchildren, Jeffery Brent, Cassie Nicole, Whitney Paige and Nathan Shane.

Other survivors include Jerry’s brother, James Mask, of Oklahoma City, and Imogene’s "Babe’s" four brothers and sisters-in-law, Stanley Curtis "Stan" and Carrol Acree, of Oklahoma City, Sammy Kaye "Sam" and Jackie Acree, of Shawnee, Danny Ray "Dan" and Debra Acree, of Granbury, Texas; sister-in-law, Rosemary Acree, of Corsicana, Texas; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Janette Johnson, of Buna, Texas and Vera Dean "Midge" and Lee Richards of Maud; and a host of other family and dear friends also survive them.

The couple is preceded in death by their parents; one son, Jeffery Lee Mask who died in 1980 and Imogene’s brother, James Dewitt "Jim" Acree who died in 1997.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at Cummings Cemetery, in Maud. Tom Hall 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

 

 

 

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Kenneth

Matthews

Kenneth Warren Matthews, age 75, of Konawa, died Wednesday, March 04, 2009, at Sunset Estates Nursing Home, in Tecumseh.

Matthews was born Dec. 22, 1933, in Hazel Community near Konawa, to William Henry Matthews and Vera Juanita (Fink) Matthews. He married Irlene McClead in Las Vegas, Nev., on Sept. 22, 1997. He was the owner of M&M Auto Center and M&M Tank Trucks.

He is survived by his wife, Irlene Matthews, of the home; son, Kenneth "Butch" Matthews, of Konawa; three daughters, Debbie Garner, of Konawa, Carol Postman, of Ponca City, and Melanie Stogner, of Gans; sister, Jo Nell Coleman, of Bristow; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Vera Matthews; first wife, Mary Matthews; and one brother, Doyle Matthews.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, March 6 at Swearingen Funeral Chapel, in Konawa. Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery. Ellis Gregg will officiate.

Pallbearers are Ronnie Matthews, Kevin Matthews, Dewayne Hagan, Larry Coleman Jr., Bruce Coleman, Mike Coleman, and Lewis Coleman. Honorary pallbearers are Paul Morris, Bobby Matthews, and Larry Coleman.

 

 

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James

McAlvain

James Walter "Jay" McAlvain, 71-year-old longtime educator and Seminole resident passed from this life Jan. 19, 2009, at Oklahoma Heart Hospital, in Oklahoma City. He was born Nov. 10, 1937, in Oologah, to parents William Polk McAlvain and Sara Louise (Woodside) McAlvain.

Jay graduated from Oologah High School in 1956 and went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1960 and his Master’s degree in 1964, both from Northeastern University, in Tahlequah. Prior to moving to Seminole Jay taught at Oologah Public Schools and at the Oklahoma Military Academy, in Claremore. He also taught at Joplin Public Schools in Missouri.

Jay married Jacqueline "Jackie" Lynn Fox on June 8, 1963, in Alba, Mo. The couple moved to Seminole 39 years ago from Owasso. Jackie taught at Seminole Public Schools while Jay began teaching in the Language Arts Division at Seminole Junior College, he started there in 1971 when the college classes were being held at the local Presbyterian Church during the construction of the current campus.

As an English Composition teacher, and later a Speech instructor, Jay influenced the lives of thousands of students. In addition to his work in the classroom, he was an honorary member of the athletic department. He worked to support the efforts of the entire campus, serving in any capacity needed, including bus driver, scorekeeper, assistant coach and cheerleader.

Jay taught at Seminole State College for 27 years before his retirement in 1998. He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church, in Oologah. Jay was also a member of the Higher Education Alumni Association, Oklahoma Coaches Association, Seminole High School Booster Club and the Seminole State Booster Club. He was honored by inclusion in "Who’s Who Among College American University Instructors," and selected as an "Outstanding Young Educator of the Southwest." Jay was also involved in the Seminole Chamber of Commerce and the Seminole Elks Lodge where he was a Past Exalted Ruler.

Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline "Jackie" McAlvain, of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Russell and LaDonna McAlvain, Brian and Sherri McAlvain, and Brad McAlvain, all of Seminole; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ed and Mary McAlvain, of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Harold and Pat McAlvain, of Nacona, Texas; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sally and Ed Lippert, of Willow, Calif.; four grandchildren, Chad, Paige, Lauren and Brynna McAlvain, all of Seminole. Jay is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at the First Baptist Church, in Seminole. Dr. Tommy Clark will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, in Seminole.

The family has requested that donations be made to the athletic department, at Seminole State College, in memory of Jay. Donations can be sent to Seminole State College, Educational Foundation, c/o Jay McAlvain Memorial, P.O. Box 351, Seminole, 74868.

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

 

 

 

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Tanya

McCary

Seminole resident Tanya Marie McCary died Wednesday, April 08, 2009 at her home at the age of 47.

She was born Jan. 21, 1962 in Ventura County, California to Bart and Doris Virginia (Westman) Cassillas.

She is survived by two sons, Ronald Dean Nester, Jr., of Port Hueneme, Calif. and Jason Jennings, of Seminole; daughter, Tristan Alexander, of Las Vegas, Nev.; and sister, Raelee Keefover, of Ventura, Calif.

She is preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to them to help with funeral arrangement please contact 405-637-4408; this is also the contact number for information about memorial service arrangements.

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

 

 

Roger

McCracken

Roger Dale McCracken, 46 year-old, longtime Maud resident passed from this life Thursday, June 4, 2009, at Integris Baptist Medical Center, in Oklahoma City. He was born March 19, 1963, in Oklahoma City, to parents Doyle Ray McCracken and Sue (Cripps) McCracken.

Roger attended Maud Public Schools and then worked as a forklift operator for "Blue Bell Jean Company" in Seminole. He was affiliated with the Holiness Church and loved to work on lawn mowers and loved to make other people happy. Roger never seemed to meet a stranger and always greeted everyone with a handshake and a friendly smile.

Roger leaves to cherish his memory, his parents, Doyle and Sue McCracken of Maud, Oklahoma; two sons, Christopher Dale Heffley, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma and Joshua McCracken, of Holdenville, Oklahoma; two daughters, Dalelynn Heffley, of Shawnee, Oklahoma and Teisha McCracken, of Holdenville, Oklahoma; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Terry and his wife Terry McCracken, Danny and his wife B.J. McCracken, Johnny and his wife Sherry McCracken, all of Maud, Oklahoma, Barry and his wife Melody McCracken, of Shawnee, Oklahoma and Sam and his wife Cathy McCracken, of Fittstown, Oklahoma; one sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and her husband Glenn Harris, of Saint Louis, Oklahoma; a special loving friend, Judy Cloud, of Maud, Oklahoma; six grandchildren; he is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and a host of other family and dear friends.

He is preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents and by one nephew, Tyler McCracken.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, June 8, 2009 at Cummings Cemetery, in Maud, Oklahoma. Rev. Carl Upton will officiate the service assisted by Sister Linda Upton.

Casket Bearers will be: Terry McCracken, Barry McCracken, Danny McCracken, Sam McCracken, Terry McCracken, Jr. and Bobby McCracken.

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

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

 

 

 

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Rebecca

McLeister

Rebecca Rowena (Pate) McLeister, age 77, and a former resident of Konawa, died Thursday, May 14, 2009, at Grace House of Lubbock, in Lubbock, Texas.

She was born Feb. 4, 1932, to William Allen Pate and Sarah Agnes (Thomas) Pate, in Bowling Green, Ky. She earned a Master’s Degree and was an elementary school teacher. She taught school for 28 years in Hobbs, N.M. and she was an artist. She married Kenneth McLeister.

She is survived by her son, Steve McLeister, of Wolfforth, Texas; daughter, Donna McLeister of Hobbs, N.M.; brother, Mitchell Pate, of Indianapolis, Ind.; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth McLeister; parents; brother, Ervin Pate; and sister, Essie Lea.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, May 18, at Swearingen Funeral Home, in Konawa. Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, May 17 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

 

 

 

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Grace

McMullen

Grace Lee Evans McMullen age 92, of Wewoka, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, in Wewoka.

Grace Lee was born in Wewoka, on Aug. 1, 1916, to Birt and Clara Mae (Bates) Bunnell.

McMullen attended school at Sam's School, north of Wewoka.

In June 1986 she married Homer McMullen, he preceded her in death, in 2003.

Grace worked for J.C. Penney's Company for 22 years and retired in 1978, after which she worked as a provider and as a meter reader for the rural water district.

McMullen was a member of First Baptist Church, in Wewoka since 1948, having taught Sunday School for many years.

Survivors include one son, Charles N. Evans Jr., of Seminole; two brothers, Harold Bunnell, of Valley Springs, Calif. and James Paul Bunnell, of Konawa; one sister, Edna Shankles, of Bullhead City, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Mac V. Bunnell; two husbands, Charles V. Evans Sr., in 1981, and Vernie McLeod in 1984; a daughter, Dorothy Mae Evans in 1948; and her sister, Imogene Meguiar.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Jerry Medlock

Former longtime Seminole resident Jerry Wayne Medlock passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2009 in Healdton at the age of 65.

He was born on September 8, 1944 in McCurtain, to Woodrow Wilson and Dovie Dolly (Reece) Medlock.  He graduated from Pleasant Grove High School west of Seminole, he loved horses, hunting and enjoyed play day activities he also loved the lake and fishing. 

He enjoyed his kids and grandkids they were very special to him.  He served in the Oklahoma National Guard from 1964-1969.

He was a former member of a motorcycle club. He worked for Koch Oil Company and Bigheart Oil Company and later worked for Wilburn Trucking Company in Shawnee where he retired.

He was married to Linda Yarbrough of Earlsboro and she was the mother of his 3 children that they raised together. 

He leaves to cherish his memories a special friend and companion, Virginia Martin of Healdton; two sons and a daughter-in-law: Daniel and Roxanne Douglas of Oklahoma City, and Michael Wayne Medlock of Earlsboro; daughter, Jerri Lynn White of Earlsboro; two brothers and sisters-in-law:  Jack and Colleen Medlock of Seminole and Gary and Sally Medlock of Wewoka; three sisters and a brother-in-law: Elena Silas of Seminole, Vonda and Bill Culbertson of Tulsa, and Robin Hall of Edmond. 

He is also survived by five grandchildren; Chance Medlock, Emily White, Terry White, Melissa Douglas, Christian Wolfe-Medlock and several nieces, nephews and other family and friends. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow and Dovie Medlock and one grandson, Josiah White. 

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating assisted by Jack Medlock. 

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, Little, north of Seminole.

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

 

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Geraldine Meeks

Geraldine "Jerry" Meeks, age 82, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, in Okemah.

She was born March 30, 1927, in Culp, Ark., to Robert R. and Ollie Mae (Ramey) Whisnant.

She had been a longtime resident of the Okfuskee and Seminole County area. She and Bill Meeks were married in 1943. She devoted many years teaching children through Sunday school and belonged to the Pentecostal Holiness faith.

She is survived by her daughter, Helen Rose, of Shawnee; brothers, Robert Whisnant, of Drumright, and James Whisnant, of Bearden; sisters, Imogene, of Tulsa, Dorothy Crow, of Shawnee, and Joyce Parker, of Odessa, Texas; seven grandchildren;and several great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Betty Mae Xaiver; sister, Evelyn Hill; and brothers, Vernon and Alvie Whisnant.

Graveside services are scheduled for Wednesday, Nov.25, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the Little Cemetery in Seminole County.

Serving as active pallbearers will be: Vick Johnston, Tommy Griffin, Mike Griffin, Jimmy Whisnant, Bobby Whisnant, and Jordan Brewer.

Honorary Bearers include: Billy Whisnant and Johnny Underwood.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Eddie and Nancy Dodson and assisted by Steve Brewer.

Online condolences may be made at www.parksbrothersfuneralhome.com.

 

Doris Melton

Seminole resident Doris Mae (Chilcote) Melton, age 69, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at OU Medical Center, in Oklahoma City. She was born June 18, 1940, in Stillwater, to Thomas James Chilcote and June (Molosh) Chilcote.

She attended Seminole Schools and was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church, south of Seminole. She was a homemaker and fished.

She is survived by her sons, Rick Melton, of Seminole, Mike Melton, of Magnum, Terry Melton, of Seminole; daughters, Donita Burgess, of Seminole, and Teresa Birdwell, of Seminole; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Jim Chilcote.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 6, 2009 at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole. Rev. Ron Duvall will officiate the service.

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

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

 

 

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Frances

Melton

Frances Addie (Northcott) Melton, 85 year-old, lifelong Seminole resident passed from this life Saturday, September 12, 2009 at her home in Seminole. She was born May 14, 1924, in Seminole, Oklahoma to parents Eugene Northcott and Madie (Collier) Northcott.

Frances graduated from Bowlegs High School and later married Robert A. Melton on July 30, 1941. They moved to Borger, Texas where Frances was a store manager for Levine’s Department Store for ten years. In the early 1970’s the couple returned to Seminole where they were members of the First Baptist Church in Bowlegs, Oklahoma.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Robert A. Melton of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard D. Melton and his wife Gayla of Seminole; one son-in-law, Milton Hoff of Stinnett, Texas; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Pat Ward of Ada, Oklahoma, Norma Jean Rice and her husband Bill of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Joy Stevens and her husband Mike of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sister-in-law, Joyce Smith of Corona, California; seven grandchildren, Tommy Hoff, Tammy Snider, Robert Melton, Terry Melton, Amy Causey, Misty Melton and Christy Earhart; eleven great grandchildren, Spencer Hoff, Logan Hoff, Tyler Hoff, Brittany Snider, Brandon Snider, Ryan East, Robby Melton, Michael Melton, Cody Melton, Crystal Schimming, Lacey Schimming, Laekyn Causey, Bryan Thornbury, Wyatt Thornbury, Cameryn Earhart and Sydnee Earhart; Frances is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

Her parents and one daughter, Gaylene Hoff who died in 2002, precede Frances in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, September 14, 2009, at the Little Cemetery Chapel located at Little Cemetery just north of Seminole. Rev. Todd Henson will officiate the service.

The casket will remain open until service time and will not be opened following the 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

 

 

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Ruby Miller

Pink resident, Ruby Miller, age 82, died June 24, 2009, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

She was born June 29, 1926, to William D. and Retha Mae (Wintz) Chandler, in Seminole.

She graduated in 1944 from Mountain View High School. On March 2, 1946 she married Kenneth Lee Miller. During the early part of their marriage they lived in Kansas, moving to Del City in 1950 where they lived for 36 years before moving to Pink in 1986.

She worked for several doctors in the Oklahoma City/Mid Del area as a doctor’s assistant. She also worked at the Oklahoma City YMCA as an account representative. She was an active member of the Pink Baptist Church, and enjoyed working in genealogy. She published two family books: "John Miller from Kentucky, a Miller Family History", and "The Chandler Family 1751-1991". She also enjoyed flower gardening, her animals and feeding the birds.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and one brother, Cleve Chandler.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Gary Walker, of Midwest City; three sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Susan Miller, and Jim and Theresa Miller, all of Pink, and Tom and Rissa Miller, of Piedmont; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 29, at Cooper Funeral Chapel with Bro. Mike Collyer, of Pink Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be at Little 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.

 

 

Billie

Millican

Billie Laneve Millican, age 73, long-time resident of Konawa, died Thursday, April 09, 2009, at Valley View Regional Hospital, in Ada.

She was born Feb. 10, 1936, in Milburn.

She is survived her brothers, Edd Henson, of Noble and Doyle Millican, of Ada; and sister, Celia Heath, of Shawnee, Oklahoma.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Louada (Millican) Henson and one brother, Bobby Millican.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, April 13, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Konawa. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Mary Ann Dillon, Pastor of the Nazarene Church, of Konawa, will officiate.

Pallbearers are Todd Henson, Stephen King, Larry Heath, Ed East, Barry Streetman, and Benny Slusher.

 

 

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Patricia

Minihan

Patricia Maxine Minihan, a native of Seminole, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at Arlington Memorial Hospital, in Arlington, Texas.

Pat was born on Jan. 26, 1931, in Seminole, to Edward and Lona Minihan. She spent many years in Seminole where she worked at First State Bank of Seminole.

She lived the last 16 years of her life in Arlington, Texas near her daughters. She is survived by her three daughters; Theresa Hoyt, Debbie Hemphill and Barbara Bomar; six grandchildren, Christopher Hoyt, Kimberly Collins, Jennifer Finkelson, Dennis Skains, Lindsay and Lauren Bomar; seven great grandchildren; her four brothers, Edward Minihan, of Fort Worth, Texas, Tommy Minihan, of Midland, Texas, Jerry and Larry Minihan, and sister Judy Atyia, of Seminole, and their families.

A funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, of Seminole. She will be buried at the Maple Grove Cemetery. A Rosary service is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole.

Pat was so important in all our lives. She was the thread that wove this tapestry of our families together and will always be loved and remembered. She will rest in peace with loving memories next to her mother and father. Her entire family grieves.

 

 

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Tommie Mitchell

Tommie Jean Mitchell was born October 13, 1949, in Seminole, Oklahoma, to Harvie and Cleo (Cleary) Mitchell, of Maud. The Lord called him home on December 24, 2009, at the age of 60.

He was a graduate of Maud High School and obtained an associates degree from Seminole State Junior College, in 1969. He was a member of Oklahoma Army National Guard.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Stacey and Jason Hensley, of Broken Arrow; and his ex-wife Karen Mitchell, of Odessa, Texas. He is also survived by one brother, Rickie Mitchell; and two sisters and one brother-in-law, Noland and Harlene Long and Judy Mitchell, all of Maud. He is survived by one niece and her husband, Susan and Dustin Wadsworth, of Indianola; one nephew and his wife, Jimmy and Stephanie Brewer, of Maud; three great nephews, Cody Brewer, Jason Brewer and Andrew Brewer, of Maud; one aunt and uncle, Ray and JoAnn Cleary of St. Louis, Oklahoma; as well as numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mary Jane Mitchell; one brother, Johnny Lewis Mitchell; his grandparents; as well as numerous aunts and uncles.

Donations may be made to the Oklahoma Heart Association.

Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, in the Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel.

 

 

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Donald

Montgomery

Donald Wayne "Mutt," "Don," "Pa," Montgomery, 66-year-old lifelong area resident passed from this life Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009 at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston, Texas.

He was born March 6, 1942 in Earlsboro, to parents N.O. Montgomery and Violet O. (Houtz) Montgomery.

Don graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1960 where he played football and baseball making all conference and state in football. He was also a proud member of the Tecumseh Alumni. Following High School he was offered a sports scholarship but declined so he could serve in the United States National Guard.

Through out the years Don had worked at Fred Jones Auto in Oklahoma City and at Tinker Field Air Force Base. However, he enjoyed his latest job, working as an oilfield pumper in the Saint Louis, Maud and Asher area. He had a great time with the people he had the opportunity to know in the oilfield. His other interest included his love for the farm life and his love of animals from horses to puppies.

Don is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Maleea and her husband TyRay Brock and Matonna and her husband Mark Haynes all of Maud; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Maxine and her husband Charles Brooks, Helen Montgomery and Irma Montgomery, all of Tecumseh; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Otho and his wife Patsy Montgomery, of Tecumseh, and Marion and his wife Nina Montgomery, of Shawnee; three grandchildren, Emral Layn Haynes, Matraya Erralee Haynes and TyLee Fern Brock, all of Maud; one aunt, Emma and her husband Bill Adler, of Stillwater; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and dear friends.

Don is preceded in death by his parents, N.O. and Violet Montgomery; one brother, Cecil Montgomery; three sisters, Evelyn Gamble, Roberta Cotton and Cora Mae Strehlow.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, March 5, 2009 at the Trinity Baptist Church, in Maud. Glen Williams will officiate the service with Military Honors concluding the service.

Honorary Bearers will be: Jr. Williams, Robert Lowden, Greg Beverage, Bill Bruce, Brandon Potts, TyRay Brock, Mark Haynes, and all of his friends that knew and loved him from the oil field.

Viewing is scheduled for Tuesday from 2 to 7 p.m., Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Thursday from 9 a.m. until service time.

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

 

 

 

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Harvey Moore

Harvey Dean Moore was born October 10, 1934, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He lived his whole life in Pottawatomie County. After graduating from Shawnee High School, he was employed as an Assistant Manager at Humpty Dumpty Grocery.

On November 14, 1953 Harvey was united in marriage to Carletta Brown. They had two children. After moving to Prague in 1960, Harvey was employed at the First National Bank (BancFirst). While attending church at Prague he was a Deacon, Bible School Teacher, and Church Treasurer. He was a member of the Prague Lions Club for several years.

Upon retiring, Harvey was an Executive Vice President and on the Board of Directors at the bank. He then joined his wife in her advertising business with Newton Manufacturing Company. Harvey placed his last order six days before retiring from this life on November 15, 2009. The day before his passing was Harvey and Carletta's 56th Wedding Anniversary. He was a member of the church of Christ at Little for over 20 years since moving back to Shawnee, he has been a member of the Central church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Mamie Moore.

He was survived by his wife, Carletta Moore; two daughters, Betty Keesee and husband Tony Keesee, and Janet Ince and husband David Ince; four grandchildren, Kayla Keesee, Kyle Keesee, Jared Ince, and Janaye Ince; one brother, Harold Moore; sister-in-law and husband, Earline and Glen Mayes; brother-in-law and wife, Howard and Lavonne Brown; mother-in-law, Louella Brown; 4 nephews; and 2 nieces.

Services will be Monday, November 23, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Walker Funeral Service Chapel, burial will follow at Fairview, officiating the service will be: John Henley, Dwayne Dennis, Ted Moore, and Tony Keesee.

Memorial contributions can be made to: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Attn: Dr. Jonathon Trent, 1400 Holcombe Blvd Unit 450, Houston, TX 77030. In the memo line of checks put: Dr. Trent’s Research for GIST Sarcoma Cancer, in memory of Harvey Moore.

 

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Raymond

Moore

Former Seminole resident Raymond Frank Moore died Thursday, April 9, 2009 in Inola, at the age of 79.

He was born Dec. 10, 1929 in Duncan, to Milton Monroe and Bessie Edith Moore.

He married Bernice Opal (Ryan) on Sept. 3, 1955 in Maud. He worked for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a food and drug investigator for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice Moore, of Inola; daughter, Christine Bennett, of Tulsa; brother, David Moore, of Tulsa; sisters, Katherine Frazier, of Leon, Lois Murr, of Muskogee, Ruth Horton, of Tulsa, Dorothy Murr, of Muskogee, Cora Kammerdiner, of Longview, Texas and Virginia Roper, of Burneyville.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Bessie Moore and two brothers, Jack and Leroy Moore.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church. in Inola, with Rev. Ron Hay officiating.

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

 

 

Virda Moore

Virda Maxine Moore, age 74, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, in Seminole.

She was born Oct. 7, 1934,in Haskell, to Otis and Alda P. (Rodgers) Webster.

She was a Certified Nurse’s Assistant for over 35 years where she retired from Oakridge Nursing Home, in Wewoka. She was a member of the Sheriff’s Association and Nurse’s Association. She was also an honorary member of the Rogues Motorcycle Club in Seminole and Lawton.

She is survived by two daughters; Marcia Lee Hensley, of Shawnee, and Brenda Sue Teel, of Muskogee; step-son, Benny Houck, of Seminole; brother, Herbert A. Webster, of Seminole; and two sisters, Dolly Snyder, of California and Carrie Magle, of Austin, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband David Moore, three sisters; Geneva, Lula and Lorene, four brothers; Gene, Alvin, Roy and J.R. and one son, Alvin Eugene Teel.

Caskets bearers will be her great grandsons. Honorary Bearers will be grandsons and nephews.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at the Little Chapel at Little Cemetery. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery located on Hwy 99 just North of Seminole.

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

 

 

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Algernon

Morgan Jr.

Funeral Services for former Sasakwa resident Algernon Geneice Morgan Jr. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at Bird Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Cooper, Rev. Houston Tiger, and Rev. Dorsey Nero officiating and interment to follow at High Springs Baptist Church.

He was born Jan. 23, 1958, in Oklahoma City, to Algernon Genice Morgan Sr. and Irene Berryhill. He attendant Sasakwa School and Tulsa Welding School. He worked for Wilson Steel Co. as a Welder for a number of years. He was a member of Bird Creek Baptist Church and the Don Palmer Band.

He is survived by two children, Justin Morgan and Rebecca Morgan; brothers and sisters, Malcolm Morgan, Alta Tiger, Phelan Morgan, Jimmy Ray Cully, and Bernice Freeman all of Tulsa, Alvena Ayala, of Edmond, Richard Morgan, of Parsons, Tenn., Carol Dee Bierman, of Shawnee, Margaret Keith, of Jenks; and half-brother Eddie Freeman, of Duncan.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother David Morgan, in 1988.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

 

 

 

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Zelda

Morgan

Zelda Mae Morgan, age 78, died May 18, 2009 in Holdenville.

She was born to Titusie Carpitcher and Lona Harjo in Seminole County. She was a lifetime member of Rock Springs Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

She is survived by her children, Leonard Morgan; Gilbert Morgan and Melvin Morgan, all of Tulsa, David Morgan, of Holdenville, Hepcey Yahola, of Wewoka, Maurice Morgan, and Edgar Morgan, both of Holdenville, Amy Morgan, of Louisiana; brothers and sisters, Effie Harjo and Lewis Carpitcher, both of Wewoka, Cully Carpitcher and Alice Walters, both of Sasakwa; and seventeen grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Morgan; parents; grandson, Lloyd Morgan; three brothers, Alfred, Sam, and Andrew Carpitcher; and sister, Liza Coon.

Family services are at her home in Holdenville on Wednesday afternoon. Thursday, May 21, 2009 a procession will take Morgan to Rock Springs Baptist Church in Sasakwa for wake services and the funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, May 22, 2009. Interment will follow at Rock Springs Church Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home. Services will be officiated by Rev. Jimsey Harjo and Rev. Ed Bear.

Pallbearers are Michael Yahola, Robert, John, Josh, and Timothy Morgan and Adam Yahola. Honorary pallbearers are Jason Yahola and Sampson Morgan.

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

 

 

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Larry Motherspau

Larry "Uncle Bubba" Motherspau, 52, Seminole resident died Friday, July 31, 2009 at his home in Seminole.

Larry was born on December 31, 1956 in Dayton, Ohio to Harold Edward and Ella Easter (McCarl) Motherspau.

Larry moved to Seminole from Whitney, Texas 20 years ago.

He was a long-haul truck driver working for Miller Truck Lines in Stroud, Oklahoma and TDC Trucking in Missouri. Larry worked until his illness prevented him too.

He was known as the "Texas Poor boy" while in his truck.

Larry loved his family, eating cheeseburgers and mashed potatoes and watching the Si-Fi channel.

Larry loved visiting with his friends and family at every opportunity,

 Larry married Deborah Diane Hutton on July 3, 1982 in Whitney, Texas.

His parents precede Larry in death, a sister Dorothy White a loving Father-in-law Jim Hutton, and Gerald Motherspau.

His loving wife survives him: Deborah Diane Motherspau of the home, one son Matthew Edward Motherspau of Lexington, and his wife Jessica of Seminole; and two brothers: Victor Webb and Jack Childress of Whitney, Texas.

Larry always had the special love and dedication by his three sisters: Roberta Cabellero and her husband Santiago of Lafayette, La., Dorakay Richmond of Lafayette, La., Debbie Saylor and her husband Larry of Whitney, Texas; other sisters include: Rebecca White of Whitney, Texas and Nancy Webb of Whitney, Texas, Kim Gordon and husband Ed of Georgia.

Larry is also survived by three grandchildren Baylea Nicole Motherspau, McKenna Marie Motherspau and Amaya Laris Motherspau all of Seminole; and his grandmother Marjorie Lester of Seminole.

Larry is also survived by his babies, his sisters-in-law, Le’ Robbye Winterscheid and Husband Terry of Seminole, Jamie Marie Curtis and Husband Ron of Wewoka, Tori Dawn Phillips and Husband Sonny of Seminole, and a wonderful mother-in-law Dee Ann Gurley and husband Roy of Seminole, who always made sure Larry had his good breakfast.

Larry loved all his nieces and nephews scattered throughout Ohio and Texas and was very fond of his nieces and nephews that lived here in the Seminole area; Kyndall Winterscheid, Aaron Winterscheid, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Winterscheid, Tyler Hutton  and Issac Winterscheid, Ashley Brinsfield, Yasha Brinsfield, MaCayla Brinsfield and Jacob Brinsfield. Great niece Ka’Leah Simpkins and Great nephew, Zehrehne Simpkins and his special dear friends, Danny Hannabass, J.D. McCarley, Papa John Pierson and his wife Brenda, Wade, Jan, and  Carol, Dee and Diana Wilkerson and Chris and Earl Burkett, Larry Saylor.

Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 8, 2009 at God’s Assembly at 701 Boren Blvd in Seminole, with Rev. Gus Monreal officiating.

 

Anna Munday

Anna Lucile Cook Munday, 95, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2009 in Odessa.

She was born July 1, 1914, in Kiefer, Oklahoma to George Burton Cook and Mamie Bessie Lovett Cook.

She lived in Seminole, Oklahoma, until she moved to Odessa, Texas, in 1947. She worked for Penland Distributors for 25 years as a bookkeeper and receptionist.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, James Ordell Green; brothers, Hugh Cook, Ed Cook, Lyndle Cook; and a sister, Inez Pester.

She is survived by a daughter, Johni Munday Richards and son-in-law, Jack B. Richards, of Odessa and a grandson, David A. Richards, of Roswell, New Mexico, also ten nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2009. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, November 27, 2009 at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Special thanks to the staff at Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to a charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. To sign the guest book, go to our website at www.sunsetodessa.com.

 

 

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Dorothy

Murphy

Dorothy Mae Murphy, 77 year-old, Seminole resident passed from this life Friday, June 26, 2009 at Seminole Integris Medical Center.  She was born July 30, 1931 in Maud, Oklahoma to parents Oscar Samuel Mitchell and Marie Mae (Riddle) Mitchell.

Dorothy graduated from High School in Gainesville, Texas.  She married Bill Autry and he preceded her in death in 1977.  She later married Jack Murphy and together they owned and operated "Murphy Electric" in Seminole for many years while at the same time they managed "Shady Acres Trailer Home Park".  Jack also preceded her in death.

Dorothy is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, David Autry and his wife Melissa, of Weatherford, Oklahoma and Lee Autry and his wife Robin, of Arizona; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Kenneth Mitchell and his wife Jean, of Shawnee, Oklahoma and Elery Arnold Mitchell, of Norman, Oklahoma; several grandchildren and a host of other family and dear friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.  Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Cemetery in Gainesville, Texas at 3 p.m.

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

 

 

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Richard Neal

Former Seminole resident Richard Thomas (Dicky) Neal died Feb. 4, 2009 in San Francisco, Calif.

Neal was born April 11, 1955 to Sam and Carolyn Neal, in Wynnewood.

He is survived by his parents, of Pauls Valley; sister, Shelley McCaulla, of Davis; brothers, Jonathan Neal, of Pauls Valley and David Neal, of Flower Mound, Texas; daughters, Rachal Detherage, of Shawnee, Leah Neal, of Norman, and Sarah Neal, of Weslaco, Texas; and two grandsons.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Paul and Pine Church of Christ, in Pauls Valley.

Linda Neely

Linda Carol (Virgin) Neely, age 67 died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at Valley View Hospital, in Ada.

A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at Vamoosa Cemetery with A. T. Scroggins officiating.

Neely was born April 5, 1941, in Henryetta, to D. R. Virgin and Ruby Fern (Horner) Virgin. She married Calvin L. Neely Nov. 7, 1959, in Sasakwa. She was a homemaker and worked for the Chickasha Nation for three years. She attended the Church of Christ, in Francis, and was a graduate of Sasakwa High School.

She is survived by her husband, Calvin L. Neely, of the home, in Ada, Oklahoma; three daughters, Pamela Delozier, of Ada, Paula Evans, of Ada, and Christa Gerhold, of Powell, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, D. R. and Ruby Virgin; one sister, Pat Lyon; and one brother, Lynn Virgin.

Pallbearers are Wendell Wynn, Bob Barrett, Billy Rice, Donald Rice, Chris Lollar, and Larry Sloan.

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

 

 

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Robert

Newman

Daddy Bob (Robert H. Newman), age 86, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2009, surrounded by a family who adored him.

He was born on December 29, 1923, in Wewoka, Oklahoman to Havis and Opal (Williams) Newman.

Bob served in the US Army from 1942-1945. He was a private pilot and a deacon of First Baptist Church, Wewoka. He was self-employed heavy equipment operator, welder, and contractor for Bell Telephone Co.

Bob was the very best storyteller and was always ready to tell a joke to anyone who would listen. He loved God and he loved people. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-six years Oleda (Jones) Newman; two sons, Larry Newman and wife Brenda, of Sunrise Beach, Mo. and Bobby Newman and wife Pam, of Cromwell; grandchildren, Parrie Bayles, of Lake Ozark, Mo., Shelli Jones, of Lake Ozark, Mo., April Mason, of Seminole and Sommer Wood, of Tecumseh, Vickie Newman, of Seminole, the mother of Sommer and April, Tessa Newman, of Cromwell, and Josh Sheffield, of Edmond; eleven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Bertha Jean Sanders, of El Reno and Barbara Louise Orsborne, of Wewoka; and many nieces, nephews and friends too numerous to count.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Jim (Biddy Son) Newman and wife Pauline Newman and Jerry Williams.

Services will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Wewoka, with Rev. Michael Vallandingham officiating and internment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be Kelly Cook, Cliff Taylor, Marion Burt, Gary Thomas, Butch Houser, Ryan Finkenberg, Vernon Kittsmiller, and Dan Houser.

Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, in Wewoka. A guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

 

 

 

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Orville

Niblack

Orville Asher Niblack, age 79, went to be with The Lord on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 5 at 1 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, in Arlington, Texas officiated by Dr. John Robbins.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 4 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home located at 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, Texas.

Orville was born on Dec. 5, 1929 in Wewoka, to Clyde and Ruth Niblack.

Orville served in the Air Force training command. He was employed with North American Apollo Space program followed by a 25-year career as a State Farm Insurance Agent. He was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a member of the ABC Sunday School Class. He taught Sunday school classes and served on numerous church committees.

He enjoyed horses, boating, golfing, gardening, and most importantly his relationship with family and friends.

Orville was preceded in death by his parents, his son Gary, and 6 brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years Saunda Niblack; daughter, Tina Reddell and husband, Steve; two grandchildren, Leslie Reddell and Kyle Reddell; brother Gene Niblack; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Orville's beautiful eyes and infectious smile will forever be missed!

 

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Clayton

Noble

Longtime Wewoka resident Clayton "Triclkman" Noble, age 90, passed away at his residence Tuesday, April 14, 2009.

Clayton was born November 8, 1918, in Wewoka, to William and Estella (Robinson) Noble.

Mr. Noble retired from the Construction business as laborer.

He was a member of Livingston Masonic Lodge #175, Wewoka and the Ocese Band. He served in the US Army from 1942 to 1945 during World War II receiving Three Bronze Service Stars, AP Theater Ribbon, WWII Victory Ribbon and American Theater Ribbon.

He married Thelma Jean Rodgers December 16, 1991, in Holdenville, Oklahoma. She preceded him in death February 7, 2000.

He is also preceded in death by his parents.

He leaves behind his daughter, Izonia Smith; sons, Tyrone Noble, Carzell Brown, both of Wewoka, and Izonia Smith, of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins, family and friends.

Clayton believed Jesus was his Lord and Savior. He loved fishing, and never missed his basketball games. He loved football, rodeos, and playing dominoes. He loved his kids, grandkids, family, and will be truly missed by all.

Wake services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2009, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Paul Johnson officiating.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2009 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Billy Renfro officiating and interment at Westwood Cemetery.

Arrangements made by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

A guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

 

 

 

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Lucy Norman

Wewoka resident Lucy "Polly" Norman passed away Wednesday March 18, 2009, in Midwest City, Oklahoma, at the age of 85 years.

Lucy "Polly" Norman was born Sept. 18, 1923 in Troy, Oklahoma.

Polly served as an accountant for the International Dealer, in Seminole for twenty-one and half years, and later in the office of Southern Loan CO., in Wewoka until her retirement in late 2007.

She was a member of First Christian Church, of Wewoka. She chaired the Outreach Committee and served on the Baptism Services committee.

Most recently she served as Church Secretary and Office Manager.

She was a trustee, treasure and a Charter member of Wewoka Citizens Improvement League, of Wewoka, (CILOW) diligently working for the rejuvenation of T.B. Miller Park and The Wewoka Swimming Pool. She was a Charter member of Wewoka Cemeteries Association, serving on the committee where she was instrumental in the capital improvement projects Oakwood and Westwood.

She was also a charter member of the Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center, a member of the Seminole Nation Museum, Oklahoma Historical Society and National Historical Society, a Sorghum Day volunteer. She served as chairman of the Folk Art and Quilt Show for several years.

She also served as Treasurer of the Band Boosters Club, Cub Scout Den Mother, PTA Secretary and Bluebird leader. She will be greatly missed by the Wewoka Community.

She is survived by her son, Robert G. Norman, of Oklahoma City; daughter, Candace D. Norman, of Tulsa; brother, W.M. McClendon, of Muskogee; two sisters, Ada Wadley, of Tulsa and Jane Thompson, of Humble, Texas.

She is preceded in death by one daughter, Gail Diane Norman; husband, Robert S. Norman; parents, Charles Wesley and Mattie (Reed) McClendon; and three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2009 at First Christian Church, in Wewoka, with interment at Holdenville Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

 

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Mollie Northern

Funeral services for Seminole resident Mollie Iola Northern are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2009 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Rev. Roy Robertson will officiate.

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

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 2, 2009 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Northern died Wednesday, September 30, 2009 in Seminole at the age of 84.

She was born to James B. Parsons and Lula Faye Boggs in Goul on November 15, 1924.

She married Ray Northern in Mesa, Ariz., on December 28, 1941.

The couple moved to Seminole 13 years ago from Arizona and were members of the Bowlegs Assembly of God.

Northern is preceded in death by her parents; her son, Wayne; and two grandsons, Woody and Kenny.

She is survived by her husband, Ray Northern, of the home; three sons, Olen Ray Northern of Alaska, Jimmy Leroy Northern of Arizona, and Clyde Pierce of Oklahoma; one daughter, Crystal Formica of Arizona; one brother, Leroy Lawson of Mounds; numerous grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Clyde Pierce, Robert Pierce, Randy "Joe" Houser, David Pierce, Jim Northern, and Jimmy Leroy Northern.

Honorary bearers are Olen Ray Northern, Sr., and Pete Formica.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Faith Hospice for all the care they have given.

 

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Jesse

Nutter, Jr.

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Jesse Thurman Nutter, Jr. are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2009 at the First Baptist Church, in Seminole with Dr. Tommy Clark officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery with services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Jesse passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at the age of 92, at Seminole Estates Nursing Home, in Seminole. He was born April 7, 1917 to Jesse and Delsia (Williams) Nutter, in Montpelier, Indiana.

On August 26, 1937 in Stonewall, Oklahoma, he married Corene Gibson.

Over his life, Jesse worked for many years in the oil fields in Oklahoma and Texas. Most of those who worked with or under Jesse appreciated him as a boss and a friend. He retired from KWB Oil Property Management, in Seminole. He loved fishing, camping, and going in his travel trailer to area lakes.

Jesse loved his family, church, working in the oil field, visiting with friends and enjoying life.

His parents and one sister, Martha Wilson, preceded Jesse in death.

He is survived by his wife of more than 71 years, Corene; one sister, Joan Douglas, of Paden; three daughters, Sue and husband Dale Streater, of Kellyville, Kaye and husband Jimmie Allen, of Jones, and Beth and husband Jeff Davis, of Little; and one son, Jim and wife Donna Nutter, of Seminole. Also surviving Jesse are 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Pallbearers will be: Jay Allen, Greg Nutter, Chad Streater, Jesse Davis, Matt Allen, and Dirk Streater.

Honorary bearers will be: Shawn Streater, Clay Streater, Jason Nutter and Owen Davis.

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

 

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Vera O’Dell

Vera Dean (Eddy) Shoemaker O’Dell, 86 year-old longtime Maud resident passed from this life Thursday, April 30, 2009 at Moore Medical Center in Moore, Oklahoma. She was born July 16, 1922 in Maud, Oklahoma to parents Thomas Jefferson "T.J." Eddy and Avo (Longley) Eddy.

Vera Dean grew up in Maud and attended Maud High School. Following High School she married the father of her children Paul Shoemaker, he preceded her in death on December 30, 1982.

She had made her home in Maud for many years while working in Seminole at "Humpty Dumpty" super market as a cashier until her retirement in 1975. Later she married her second husband Sam O’Dell in September of 1991 in Maud, Oklahoma.

Together they enjoyed their lives together living in their "Town House" they jokingly called their home in Norman and weekends at her "Country Home" in Maud. This September they would have celebrated their 19th Anniversary.

Vera Dean is survived by her husband, Sam O’Dell, she cared for him until health wouldn’t allow her and he became a resident of The Sterling House of Norman, Oklahoma. Other survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Don Unruh, of Snyder, Texas; one brother, Tommy G. Eddy, of Franklin, Louisiana; one sister, Wilma Smith, of Spavinaw, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Donna and her husband, Jay Kincaid, Kristi Unruh, Lori Unruh, Jake and his wife Mandy Unruh, Mardee and her husband Caprice Vaughn and John Ryan Shoemaker; five great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews including a special niece Pam Underwood, of Moore, Oklahoma. Vera Dean is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends who she loved dearly.

Vera Dean is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Paul Shoemaker (12-30-1982); one son, John Shoemaker (4-18-2003); and by three sisters, Norvella Chase, Wanda Richards and Margaret Cole.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, May 4, 2009 at the Westside Church of Christ, located at 726 McGee Drive, in Norman, Oklahoma. Phillip Johnson and Leon Dennis will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud, Oklahoma with Jay Kincaid officiating.

Casket Bearers will be the Deacons of Westside Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held at Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud, Saturday and Sunday from Noon until 8 p.m. and Monday at the Westside Church of Christ in Norman from 10 a.m. until service time.

Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home, located at the corner of Broadway & Monroe in Maud, Oklahoma. Phone 405-374-2424

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

 

 

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Custer

O’Neal Jr.

Custer Monroe O’Neal, Jr., age 79, of Tulsa, died Saturday, June 20, 2009.

He was born January 1, 1930, in Wewoka, to Custer Monroe O'Neal, Sr. and Cora Cowan.

He is survived by his children, Cecilia Hemme, Sharon O'Neal, Marcia Ozkan, Michael O'Neal, and Daniel O'Neal; grandchildren; brother, Jon David O'Neal; and sister, Cora Jane (Corky) McConnell.

O’Neal attended Depew High School, and graduated from St. Gregory's High School. He attended classes at OSU. He served in the Army National Guard for 9 years. He was a Korean War veteran who served with the 3rd infantry (Audi Murphy) division, received four bronze stars, and reached the rank of Master-Sgt. No one under his command lost their life in active duty.

He married Rosita Foote, in 1954. He worked for the Carnation Milk Co. before joining the Post Office as a mail carrier. He served as the state treasurer for the Postal Service Union, and retired as an assistant supervisor.

He donated his body to the OSU Medical Center. His memorial mass will be held Wednesday, June 24, at Madalene Church, 3188 E 22nd St S., at 6 p.m., followed by a reception in the hall where cake and ice-cream will be served at his request.

Request for more information and on-line condolences can be emailed to hemmec3@yahoo.com.

Steven

Ortega

Steven Daniel Ortega, age 21, died Feb. 13, 2009, in Norman. He was the beloved son of Lina Ortega and C.B. Elder, the cherished grandson of Dora Young, of Seminole and Pablo and Kathy Ortega, of Midwest City, and the much-loved nephew of Ellen (Cricket) Ortega and Robert Keller, of Norman.

Steven was an enrolled member of the Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma and was the great-grandson of Frances Walker Coker. His great-grandfather was Thomas Coker, who was of Seminole and Creek heritage. Through his grandfather Pablo Ortega, he was of Puerto Rican descent as well.

Steven attended the Norman public schools and graduated from Norman’s Dimensions Academy in 2006. He also attended Oklahoma City Community College. He had a great passion for music and loved to read.

In his younger years, he enjoyed attending church with his grandmother. Throughout his life, he enjoyed spending time with all of his grandparents and other family members. His family has many good memories of his presence at family events and his Sauk relatives appreciated his help at family feasts.

Steven is survived by his parents; grandparents; and aunt and uncle. He is survived as well by Erb Talley, whom he had known all his life and was as another grandfather to him.

His other surviving relatives are his great aunts, Thelma Coker, Mary McCormick, and Maxine Trubshaw; great uncle and aunt, Walter and JoAnn Coker; great uncle and aunt, Jose Raul Ortega and Iris Ortega; aunts Sallie Stewart, Susan Epps, Julia Elder, Sarah Gately, Gwen Wilburn, Shirley McCormick, Roseanna Preston, and Johanna Smith; uncles Dennis Jennings and Ryan Gately; and many cousins and family friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Joan G. Elder and great-grandmothers Frances Walker Coker and Cibeles Otero Galvez.

All of his family and friends knew that Steven had a kind heart, a keen sense of humor, and a beautiful smile. We are thankful for the time we had with him and he will be missed more than we can begin to say.

Funeral services were scheduled for Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole.

A Wake Service will also be held Monday evening at the family home place, west of Pleasant Grove School. Tribal burial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the family cemetery.

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

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

 

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Robin

Osborn

Konawa resident Robin Earlene (Lee) Osborn, age 46, died Friday, March 20, 2009, at Valley View Hospital, in Ada.

She was born Oct. 21, 1962, in Portales, N.M., to John Lee and Myrna (Oldham) Lee. She married Ronald Osborn April 30, 1983, at the Britton Road Church of Christ, in Oklahoma City.

She was a teacher for the McCloud school system and a former second grade teacher for Konawa Elementary. She was a member of the Church of Christ, in Konawa.

She is survived by her husband, Ron Osborn, of the home; sons, John William Osborn, of Konawa and Ronnie Lee Osborn, of the home; parents, John and Myrna Lee, of Buckholts, Texas; brother, David Lee, of Cameron, Texas; sisters, Annette Escott, and Lori VanDyke, both of Arlington, Texas; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at the Church of Christ, in Konawa. Richard Winters and Carl Wills will officiate. Burial will follow at Wetumka Cemetery, in Wetumka.

The family may be visited at their home. Flowers may be delivered to the funeral home in Konawa.

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

 

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Billy Pace

Billy Max Pace, age 80, long-time Konawa resident, died Thursday, May 28, at his residence in Claremore.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3 at Cummings Cemetery in Maud, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, in Konawa with Rev. Mitch Williams officiating.

He was born March 11, 1929, to Johnny Pace and Hattie Mae (Millsap) Summers, in Maud. He married Christine Hill in November 1950, in Leesville, La. He was the Manager for McDonald Douglas Aircraft. He graduated from Konawa High School in 1949. He was also an Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Christine Pace, of the home; sons, Thomas Dow Pace and Robert Leo Pace, both of Claremore; daughter, Debra S. Foster, of Claremore; and three grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Pace and Hattie Mae Summers and one brother, Cletus Pace.

 

 

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Patsy

Padgett

Former longtime Seminole resident Patsy A. "Pat" Padgett passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 in Yukon, at the age of 75.

She was born on June 16, 1933, in Seminole, to Luther and Kate Ruth (Gurley) Higdon.

Pat lived in Seminole for 59 years before moving to Ada, in 1992, to Norman in 1999 and in 2004, she moved to Yukon, where she was currently living.

Pat was a graduate of Pleasant Grove High School and served as the Past President of Pleasant Grove Alumni Association. She also attended East Central University, in Ada.

While living in Seminole, she was a member of the Bowling League for many years and Business Professional Women. She was a member of the St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, in Oklahoma City.

Pat began her career working for Norton-Ramsey Chevrolet and then Gregg Chevrolet where she was their comptroller for 19 years. She then went on to work as an office manager for the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission for 19 years where she retired in 1991.

She married Charles Padgett on Nov. 25, 1966, in Seminole. He survives her of the home, in Yukon.

She is also survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kari and Jay Kelly, of Yukon; special daughter, Lindy White, of Oklahoma City; brother and sister-in-law, George and Jennie Higdon, of Seminole, and sister and brother-in-law, Qualla and Bob Addington, of Louisville, Ky., and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Venetta and Tom Welsh, of McAlester. She is also survived by five grandchildren; Katelyn, Madison, Kristian, Jayden and Kamryn.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Kate Ruth Higdon, one grandson, Gage Kelly, and one niece Karan Douthit.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Luke’s Children and Youth Ministry, 222 N.W. 15th, Oklahoma City, 73103-3598, in Pat’s Memory.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home, on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday. Feb. 14, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church, in Seminole, with Rev. Linda Brinkworth officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole.

Pallbearers will be nephews: Kenny Higdon, Keith Higdon, Brent Cotton, Mike Cotton, Bradley Welsh and Bob Douthit.

Honorary bearers will be: H. Kay Dotson, Carl "Bo" Yancey, Ralph Caster, Ollie Adams, Squeak Hays, Scott Douthit, Bobby Douthit, George David Higdon, Charles Byrd, Kyle Cotton, Blake Cotton and Troy Cotton and Andrew Charles Welch.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 100 W. Strothers, Seminole, 74868.

 

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George

Parker

Former Wewoka Lake Ranger George Hubert Parker, age 81, passed away Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, in Oklahoma City.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at the Wewoka Church of Christ, with Aaron Alsbrook and Dwight Parker officiating and burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born Aug. 30, 1927 in Bearden, to E.B. Parker and Winnie (Winfred Sanders) Parker. He attended school in Bearden.

On June 8, 1951 George married Alta Mae Jones, in Wewoka. She preceded him in death Aug. 26, 2005.

George was Lake Ranger at Wewoka Lake for a number of years. He loved to drive the boat while Alta fished. He enjoyed his yard work and gardening.

George loved to visit and make new friends while being the Ranger.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Preceding him in death are his parents, wife Alta Mae Jones, three sisters and five brothers.

Survivors include his daughter, Vickie Parker, of Wewoka; son, Keith Parker and wife Bobbi, of Del City; two grandchildren, Kyle and Randy Parker; two brothers, E.B. Parker, of Grants Pass, Ore. and Covert Parker, of Borger, Texas; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Billie Parum

Seminole resident Billie Jane Parum, age 51, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, in Oklahoma City.

She was born April 25, 1958, in Odessa, Texas to Billy Reed and Julia "Judy" Ellen Carter Parum.

She was a homemaker and a retailer at Walgreen’s for many years.

She is survived by her husband, David Swearengin, of Oklahoma City parents, Billy Reed Parum and wife Doris, of Hobbs, N.M. and Judy Ellen Carter, of Cushing; brother, Ronald Reed Parum of Cushing; and sister, Julie Ellaine Parum, of Seminole

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 at Little Cemetery with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery in Little, Oklahoma.

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

 

 

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Bobby Payne

Bobby Payne, age 64, of Shawnee, died Monday, August 10, 2009, in Shawnee.

He was born June 8, 1945, to John Harrison and Lois Earnestine (Bruner) Payne.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Leon Payne.

He leaves to cherish in the home his wife, Ollie Starnes Payne; son, Jamelle Payne, and a step-daughte, Lakeesha M. Starnes and her two children,Dave and Ariam.

He is also survived by an aunt, Olive Ruth James, as well as brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, as well as a special cousin, David Edward.

Service were 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, 2009 at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1451 E. 45th, Shawnee, with burial at Westwood Cemetery, in Wewoka 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.

 

 

 

Payne

Carver Payne

Carver Joe Payne, 63 year-old lifelong Seminole County resident died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 at the Veteran’s Hospital, in Oklahoma City. He was born Aug. 19, 1945 in Wewoka, to parents Choice (Morris) Payne and Sherman Payne. He was the youngest of four children.

Payne graduated from Prairie Valley High School in 1963. He went on to serve his Country in the United States Army for six years.

He retired several years ago from ranching and was a member of the Black Farmers Association.

Surviving him are his companion, Erma Jean Nubine, of the home; daughter, Evelyn Renée Winrow, of Antilope, Calif.; son, Terry Payne, of Oklahoma City; step-son, Keith Nubine, of Oklahoma City; brother, Sherman Payne, of Earlsboro; and five grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are his parents; one sister, Carolyn Payne Parrish; and one brother, Lawrence Cox.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole. Reverend Larry Payne, of Ebenezer Baptist Church will be officiating. Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery, in Wewoka with Military Honors.

Casket Bearers will be: Terry Payne, Keith Nubine, Kevin Hardeman, Tess Smith, Harry Warrior and Willard Tilman.

Honorary Bearers will be: Billy Hill, Robert Anderson, Donnie Hardeman and Glen Shelton.

Flower Bearers will be: Patricia Johnson, Sherry Faye Permetter, Rose Hyiche and Machelle Burris.

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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Bill Perkins

Bill Gene Perkins entered the Pearly Gates of Heaven on Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 at the age of 82.

Bill was born Nov. 19, 1926 in Wewoka, to Jake Perkins and Lois (England) Perkins. A lifelong resident of Seminole County, Bill graduated from Wewoka High School in 1944. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy serving in World War II.

He later earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Oklahoma State University, in Stillwater. While attending OSU, Bill fell in love with a fellow student, Betty Jo Haning. They married at Wewoka’s First Baptist Church on Dec. 21, 1947 and began their 61-year journey of love and companionship.

Bill provided for his family by managing and operating Perkins’ Dairy, in Butner. He delivered milk the old fashioned way, door-to-door. After the dairy closed, Bill worked for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and later as a land man before he joined the United States Postal Service.

The mail route put Bill back where he most enjoyed being, door-to-door. He retired from the post office with twenty years of dedicated service. Meanwhile, "Mama Jo" was busy running her flower shop. This allowed Bill to continue delivering door-to-door.

Depending on a person’s age, Bill most likely has delivered milk, mail or flowers to pretty much everyone in Seminole County. Some longtime residents have opened their door to Bill for all three!

He was definitely a "people person", Bill enjoyed life and would always seem to have time to visit. Bill could be found enjoying his favorite Johnson's Cheeseburger and chocolate pie while listening to tall tales and telling a few of his own.

He never met a stranger and would accompany Mama Jo and the girls on marathon shopping trips without complaint; he always seemed to find someone to chat with, his infectious smile and sparking blue eyes put people at ease.

Bill was an active member of the First Baptist Church, of Wewoka and served on the Butner Board of Education for over thirty years. He enjoyed any activity that included his wife and family. Bill attended the girls’ basketball games, livestock shows, and any other activities they chose to be involved in. He was a loving and truly dedicated husband and daddy and enjoyed spoiling his girls.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Lois Perkins; a son, Patrick Perkins; and a sister, Mary Louise Morgan.

Left to honor Bill’s memory are his wife, Betty Jo Perkins, of the home; daughters, Nancy Stafford and husband, Ronnie, of Wewoka; Jennifer Perkins, of Seminole, and Kris Calvert and husband, Gary, of Wewoka. He leaves five grandchildren, Will Stafford and wife, Angela, Jared Stafford and wife, Sharee, Kayla Calvert, Cody Coats, and Cord Calvert; and four great grandchildren.

Also surviving him is a special sister-in-law, Willie Bea Phillips, of Tulsa; special friends of the family, David and Carolyn Thomas; and special caregivers, Saundra Calvert and Marsha Poplin, along with a community of friends and family that will miss him.

Funeral services are to be held at 1:30 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 at the First Baptist Church, in Wewoka. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

 

 

 

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Ira Pharaoh

Ira "Bill" Pharaoh passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 in Seminole at the age of 76.

He was born on March 1, 1933 in Maysville, Oklahoma to Edward and Beulah Pharaoh.

Bill is survived by his sons, Gene Pharaoh and wife Patti, of Seminole and Billy Pharaoh, of New Mexico; grandchildren, Jeremy Pharaoh, of Duncan, Taleena Kleeper, of Washington, Oklahoma; and great grandchildren, Britne and Brenna Pharaoh; and two brothers and four sisters. A special friend, Joe Osborn, also survives him.

Private family services are scheduled in Maysville, Oklahoma.

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

 

 

Eddyth

Phillips

Eddyth "Rusty" Marie (Poston) Phillips, age 81, of Konawa, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2009, at Solara Hospital, in Shawnee.

Rusty was born on Nov. 4, 1927, to Floyd Poston and Pearl (Manuel) Poston, in Konawa. She married Elmo Phillips on April 3, 1946, in Konawa. She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church, in Konawa, and she loved to go fishing and camping.

She is survived by her husband, Elmo Phillips, of the home; two sons, Roger Dean Phillips, and wife, Linda, of Oklahoma City, and Larry Gene Phillips and wife, Dianne of Oklahoma City; one brother, Winford Poston, of Konawa; one sister, Juanita Dunlap, and husband, Johnny of Fort Worth, Texas; six grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Pearl Poston; one infant son, Lyndell Rex Phillips; three sisters, Edith Nobles, Inez Sarkision, and Yvonne Vaughan; and one grandson, Tracy Phillips.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday, March 16, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Konawa. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery, in Konawa. Rev. Wesley Martin and Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate.

The family will receive guests on Sunday, March 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Swearengin Funeral Home, in Konawa.

Pallbearers are Bill Sharber, Johnny Sharber, Floyd Clayton, Harvey McElroy, Mark Payne, and Ted Eberle.  Honorary pallbearers are Bill Rains, and Gene Carter.

 

 

 

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Emozett

Phillips

Emozett Tyler Phillips, 77, longtime Konawa, Oklahoma resident died Thursday, June 25, 2009 at Integris Southwest Medical Center, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Emozett was born on December 6, 1931, to John Wesley and Dorfie G. (Smith) Tyler, in Konawa, Oklahoma.

Emozett married Vivian Huland "Bill" Phillips on March 13, 1953, in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Mrs. Phillips grew up in Konawa and graduated from Konawa High School. After she married Bill, they lived in Norman, Oklahoma until June of 1962 when they moved back to Konawa. She was a seamstress for Michael Casuals Sewing Factory for 22 years until they closed in 1984 and was a homemaker. Mrs. Phillips was a member of the Assembly of God Church, in Konawa, Oklahoma.

Her husband, Vivian Huland "Bill" Phillips of the home, in Konawa, Oklahoma, survives her, as well as; one son and daughter-in-law, David Mitchell and Pamela Phillips, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; two daughters and son-in-law’s, Kathy and Charles Nail, of Sasakwa, Oklahoma and Marsha and Rodney Bronniman, of Konawa, Oklahoma; four brothers, Wesley Clinton Tyler and Roy Gordon Tyler, both of Stratford, Oklahoma, Bobby Lee Tyler, of Ada, Oklahoma and Johnny Everett Tyler, of Pickett, Oklahoma; three sisters, Agnes Williams, of Seminole, Oklahoma, Patricia L. Goins, of Newport, Oregon and Virginia R. Cleveland, of Fayetteville, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Tracy Burris, Stacy Gee, Clayton Phillips, Heath Nail, Brett Nail, Joshua Bronniman and Logan Bronniman, also survive her; and eleven great-grandchildren, Sarah Gee, Hannah Gee, Lydia Gee, Kate Burris, Claire Burris, Britney Turner, Halee Nail, Karsen Nail, Domineque Borders, McKenna Nail and Dalton Nail.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2009 at the P.A.C. Building at Konawa High School. Rev. Steve Lowrance will officiate. Burial will follow at Konawa City Cemetery, Konawa, Oklahoma.

 

 

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Johnny Pickle

Funeral services for Seminole native Johnny Roy Pickle, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, August 15, 2009 at the Highland Park Baptist Church in Edmond.

Interment will be at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole at 2 p.m.

Services will be under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home of Edmond.

Pickle died Tuesday, August 11, 2009 in Edmond at the age of 63.

He was born to Jack and Goldie Pickle on November 22, 1965 in Seminole.

Pickle was a civilian employee at Tinker Air Force Base from 1968-2002, and a member of the Highland Park Baptist Church.

He married Teresa Gray in 1969 and the couple had three children.

Pickle is survived by his wife, Teresa; three sons, Steve Pickle, David Pickle and Jared Pickle; and one brother, Jack Pickle.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Bob Chaffin, James Chaffin and Don Chaffin.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association or the Oklahoma Special Olympics.

 

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John Pierce

Bowlegs resident John Henry "Buddy" Pierce, age 70, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2009, in a Tulsa Hospital.

He was born September 9, 1938 in Wewoka, Oklahoma to Dimpsy Burl and Irene Lillie (Gayler) Pierce.

He graduated from New Lima School and worked for Southard Electric as a Phone Cable Layer.

John loved to fish and go camping. He served in the US Army

Graveside Services with Military Honors are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating.

John is preceded in death by his parents and brother Glen Pierce.

Survivors include: his children: Angelia and husband Kenny Kinnison, of Amarillo, Texas, Pamelia and Bruce Fox of Flower Mound, Texas, John H. Pierce II and wife Shelly, of Amarillo, Texas, his former wife and mother of his children Pat Pierce, Amarillo, Texas; seven grandchildren and four step-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Betty and husband Richard Estep of Bowlegs, Helen Jones, of Wewoka, David Pierce and wife Frances, of Seminole, Ronnie Pierce and wife Linda, of Guthrie, Patsy and husband Jeff Davis, of Wewoka; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Keith Estep, Kevin Jones, Scott Pierce, Stuart Pierce, Wade Pierce, and Thomas Davis.

Honorary Pallbearers are: Darrell Streater and Richard Estep Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Beth

Plumlee Self

Longtime Seminole resident Mary "Beth" Plumlee Self passed away on Friday, October 2, 2009, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 61.

Beth was born on June 3, 1948, in Wewoka, Oklahoma to Charlie and Lillian (Willis) Plumlee.

She graduated from New Lima High School and was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church, in Letha, Oklahoma. She was the owner and operator of Beth’s Hair World for over 30 years. She did charity work for Muscular Dystrophy and Lupus Organizations for many years. She married Paul Self on April 15, 1992 and he survives her of the home.

She leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Paul Self, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Bekah Plumlee, of Konawa, Oklahoma; brother, Melvin and Torild Plumlee, of Seminole and Betty "Charlene" and Jimmy Wilson, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, a special friend, Carol Williams, of Seminole and Val Jean Primo of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is also survived by grandchild June Raeanne Plumlee of Konawa and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Lillian Plumlee and brother Ronnie Plumlee.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 6, 2009, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, 1001 North Milt Phillips Avenue, Seminole, Oklahoma with Rev. Jimmy Moreland officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery. Casket Bearers will be: Bret Isenhower, Jason Eason, Matt Gamel, Brad Self, Randy Williams and Royce Street.

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

 

 

 

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Torild Plumlee

Longtime Seminole resident Torild (Kristiansen) Plumlee passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2009 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 60.

She was born on March 15, 1949 in Stavanger, Norway to Arne and Peggy (Madsen) Kristiansen.

She married Melvin Ray Plumlee on April 15, 1979 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Torild was an executive secretary for Dresser Industries for many years. She loved to travel all over the world and her family was her life, she loved traveling in Europe with her son. She was a devoted mother and was always involved in her son's life. She loved gardening, fishing, spending time at the lake and loved her dogs.

She leaves to cherish her memories her husband of 30 years, Melvin Ray Plumlee; son, Chris Plumlee, of Seminole; two step sons, Thor Plumlee, of Hammond, Louisiana and Toby Plumlee, of Seminole, Oklahoma; one brother, Kjell Kristiansen, of Norway; and two sisters, Aase Sandvick and Inger Raaschou of Norway.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 in the Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

 

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Carl Ponkilla

Shawnee resident Carl W. Ponkilla, age 47, died Friday, May 1, 2009, in Oklahoma City.

He was born Dec. 18, 1961, in Pawnee, to Chester Lee and Linda Lou (Deere) Ponkilla.

He was a lifelong resident of Shawnee. He attended Shawnee Public Schools and Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech.

He was a carpenter and built homes for Absentee Shawnee Tribe and as an independent contractor.

He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, one sister, Kathy Ponkilla and one brother.

He is survived by his mother, Linda Ponkilla, of Shawnee; children, Ashley Marie Ponkilla, of Shawnee and Eric Wayne Ponkilla, of Tecumseh; sisters, Carol Torres, of Shawnee, Lena Villalobos, of Shawnee; and brother, Edmond Ponkilla, of Shawnee

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at Deere Family Cemetery, in Cromwell, with Fred Lyndsey officiating.

Arrangements are 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.

 

Mildred Ponoskey

Wewoka resident Mildred Ponoskey, longtime Wewoka resident, age 59, died Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, at OU Medical Center, in Oklahoma City.

She was born Sept. 7, 1950, in Talihina, to John and Sadie Ponoskey. She worked as a seamstress, cook and was a Certified Nurses Aide for several years.

She was a member of Okmulgee Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Hailee Osborn, of Wewoka and sister, Christine Tiger, of Ada.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jocie Roberts.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at Greenleaf Baptist Church, in Okemah, with Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Jimsey Harjo officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Jane Bryan Pool

Friends and family lost their beloved Jane Bryan Pool, age 71, of Nassau Bay, Texas, in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009.

She was born in Seminole, in 1938, to Tillman P. and Naomi Bryan. Jane graduated from Seminole High School, in 1956. She attended Columbia College, in Missouri, and received a degree in English from the University of Oklahoma. After graduation, Jane taught school in Denver, Colo., until her marriage to Dr. Sam Pool, on June 24, 1961.

Jane taught junior high English, while Sam completed medical school and served as a flight surgeon in the United States Navy. In 1968, Sam was hired by NASA, Johnson Space Center, as a medical officer, and they moved with their two young daughters to Nassau Bay, Texas. During the girls’ childhood, the family enjoyed annual car trips, visiting most of the continental United States and Alaska.

In 1980, Jane began teaching English at Clear Lake Intermediate School, and she remained there until her retirement, in 1999.

Always an avid reader, Jane was a member of a local book club for many years. She was also an active member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and frequently hosted meetings of the local alumni chapter.

In addition, Jane was a member of a very tight-knit group of high school friends, who remained close throughout the years and met annually in different cities around the country.

Jane was devoted to her children and her four grandchildren. She spent countless hours playing with them and attending their sporting events and music recitals. She loved taking annual trips with them to various national parks and skiing in Angel Fire, New Mexico. She and Sam also traveled extensively, visiting England, France, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, and Canada. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Sam Pool; daughter, Keli Roper and her husband, Jeff Roper, and their two sons, Evan and Ryan; daughter, Elizabeth Stevens and her husband, Bill Stevens, and their two children, Bryan and Claire; her brother, Dickey Bryan and his wife Mary, of Seminole; niece, Kari Bryan, of Seminole; nephews, Jeremy Bryan and his wife Taressa Bryan, of Seminole and Eric Bryan and his wife DeeDee Bryan, of Seminole; great nieces, Kylie Rae Bryan and Brooklyn Elizabeth Bryan, both of Seminole; great nephew, Turner Allen Bryan, of Seminole; and cousin, Fred Gipson and his wife Linda Gipson, of Norman.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and cousins, Patti Gummerson Gipson and Linda Sharpe Stone.

There will be a memorial service for Jane at 11 a.m., at the Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 North Friendswood Dr. (FM 518), on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, with Rev. Jim Bass officiating.

Graveside services will be held at the Historic Strothers Chapel, at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, in Seminole, with Rev. Jim Knowles officiating.

Memorial contributions may be given to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Breast Cancer Research, in memory of Jane Pool, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas. 77210-4486, 1-800-525-5841. Condolences can be sent to the Pool family, in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, at www.jeterfuneralhome.com or at Swearingen Funeral Home at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

Jane Pool

J.D. Poole, Jr.

J.D. "Pete" Poole Jr., was born Nov. 29, 1958, in Wewoka, Oklahoma to J.D. Poole and Minnie Lee Lindsey Poole and passed from this life Aug. 15, 2009, in his home, at the age of 50.

Pete lived in the Wetumka and Cromwell area. Pete worked in the oil field and overseas. He was in the United States Army for six years. He was married to Rhonda, the love of his life, for 27 years.

Pete was a member of Quarsarty Church.

Pete loved to garden, hunt, fish, and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Pete was preceded in death by his father, J.D. Poole and mother, Minnie Poole.

Survivors include his wife, Rhonda, and daughters Stephanie Poole and husband Emmanuel (Pocket) Morrison, LaCinda Poole and husband Micco Tiger; grand daughters Desiree Morrison, Kylee Morrison and unborn grandchild baby Morrison; four brothers, Allen Poole, Albert Poole, Earl Poole and Randy Poole; three sisters, Wanda Graham, Linda Zientek and Mary Poole and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, at the Little Quarsarty Church at 10 a.m. with Reverend Eddie Joe Lindsey officiating.

Pallbearers will be: Shawn Murray, Chad Harjo, Robby Harjo, Timothy Wind, John Zientek, James Zientek, E.J. Poole and Waylon Poole.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Keith Blanton, Jerry Brady, Rowdy Poole, Mace Graham, Ryan Blanton, Johnny Murray.

Interment will be at the Butner Cemetery under the direction of Williamson-Spradlin Funeral Home, Wetumka, Oklahoma.

 

 

 

Norma

Presley

Norma Jean Presley, age 74 and a resident of Maud, Oklahoma, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2009, at her residence.

Norma was born on September 17, 1934 in Seminole, Oklahoma, to M. P. and Lena Grace (Luther) Presley. She was a homemaker who loved her family and grandchildren very much. Norma was also a member of the First Baptist Church, of Maud.

She is survived by one son, Rickey and wife, Donna Postman, of St. Louis, Oklahoma; three daughters, Sharron McDonald, Paula and husband, Curtis Bowers, and Terry and husband, Tony Peters, all of Maud, Oklahoma; one brother, Bill Presley, of Maud, Oklahoma; two sisters, Barbara and husband, Verlin Fletcher and Linda and husband, Lewis Schaflander, all of Maud, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren, Ashley Postman, Wesley Postman, Johna Gustin, Joseph McDonald, Jenny Matthews, Jennifer Chaffin, Jaclyn Porterfield, Audrey Peters, and Amy Botting; four step-grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren and ten step-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, M. P. and Lena Presley, and one great grandchild, Hunter Brooke Chaffin.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, July 9, at Little Cemetery under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home. Rev. Carl Whitfield, Pastor of Highway Baptist Church, will officiate.

Pallbearers are her grandsons, Ashley Postman, Wesley Postman, Wade Porterfield, Eddie Botting, Mason Rogers, Joseph McDonald, and Randy Harjo.

Viewing will be from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home, in Maud.

 

 

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Douglas

Prince

Seminole resident, Douglas Leon Prince, 65, died June 11, 2009. He was born June 30, 1943 in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma to Leon John and Aline (Kirby) Prince.

Doug joined the Navy in 1966. His passion in life was racecars, both building and racing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Johnny Prince, stepson, Carey Gregory; and niece, Tammy Simmons.

Those left to cherish their memories are his loving wife, Lynn Prince, of the home; daughter, Mikki Prince; step-son, Todd Wiley and wife Amanda; sister, Anne Simmons and husband Sonny; aunts, Bobby Jean, Patty, and Aline; grandchildren, Hailey, Corbin, and Sidney Wiley; nephews, Randy Simmons and his wife Tammy and their children, Clayton and Brice; Justin Simmons and his wife Jill.

Visitation was 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 4, 2009. Cremation arrangements handled by Resthaven Funeral Home.

 

 

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Katie Pruitt

Atoka resident Katie Virginia (Smith) Pruitt, age 84, passed away Friday, May 1, 2009, in Atoka.

She was born February 18, 1925, in Konawa, to Mark Milton Smith and Marilla Homesly Smith.

She attended Konawa schools. She married Clyde Pruitt on January 17, 1946, in Ada.

She was a bookkeeper for Pruitt Oil Co., before retiring in 2006.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church for over 60 years, a member of Eastern Star, and active in Women’s Society of Christian Service.

She is survived by her daughter, Virginia (Pruitt) Moreland, of Shawnee; son, Larry Pruitt and wife Mary Jane, of Denver, Col.; grandchildren, Mark Moreland and wife Rose, of Denver, Colo., Michael Moreland and wife Brandy, of Elgin, Oklahoma, Robert Pruitt, of Atoka, Jonathan Pruitt, of Atoka; great-grandchildren, Mikalyn Moreland, of Elgin, Braeden Moreland, of Elgin, Kellie Henderson and husband Jason, of Oologah, Oklahoma, David Kinney, of Tulsa; great-great-granddaughter, Ashleigh Kinney, of Oologah; along with nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many dear and loved friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Pruitt, parents, Mark and Marilla Smith; brothers, Ollie Smith, Norb Smith, and Willie Smith; and sister, Opal Dooley.

Services were scheduled for 4 p.m., Sunday, May 3, 2009, First United Methodist Church, with pastor Daniel Ramey. Interment followed at Green Meadows Cemetery.

Casket bearers were: Don Walker, Brett Bradford, Mike Elliot, Joe Daniel, Terry Hillis, Pat Loftis, and Mark Moreland.

Honorary casket bearers were: Bob Breeden, Don Barnard, and Charles McCall.

Condolences may be sent to the family via browns@atoka.net

 

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Calvin Pyle

Calvin Loyle Pyle, 53 year-old Maud resident, passed from this life Friday, March 13, 2009 at Valley View Hospital, in Ada, Oklahoma. He was born April 27, 1955 in Prague, Oklahoma to parents Milfred Raygon Pyle and Eileen Vern (McCrary) Pyle.

Calvin graduated from Maud High School in 1973. Following his graduation he worked as a truck driver for many years and was currently driving for Saber Industries. He married Gena L. (Evans) Pyle on February 1, 2008 in Wewoka, Oklahoma.

Survivors include his wife, Gena Pyle, of the home; mother, Eileen DeShields, of Maud, Oklahoma; father and step-mother, Milford and Connie Pyle, of Kinta, Oklahoma; three sons, Jamie Pyle, of Arkansas, Danny Taylor, of the home and Kent "K.J." Spacek of the home; one daughter, Nicole Pyle, of Colorado; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Doyle and Rebekah Pyle, of Clare, Michigan and Robert Azlin, of Sayer, Oklahoma; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Karen and Dan Ellison, of North Pole, Alaska, Betty and Donny Brooks, of Maud, Oklahoma, and Leslie and George Nuckolls, of Seminole, Oklahoma; one step-sister, Gail Burk, of Broken Bow, Oklahoma; three sisters-in-law, Debbie and her husband Craig Noel, Sherry and her husband Mikel Whiteside, of Maud, Oklahoma and Sheila Evans, of Midwest City, Oklahoma and one brother-in-law, Bill Hunt, of Noble, Oklahoma.

Calvin is preceded in death by his stepfather, Kenneth DeShields who died in October of 2004.

Funeral services are scheduled for March 17, 2009, at 2 p.m., at the Trinity Baptist Church, in Maud, Oklahoma
Burial at Cummings Cemetery in Maud, Oklahoma.

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Edgar Qualls

Edgar Troy Qualls was born on March 12, 1913, in Montgomery County, Ark., and departed this life on Sunday, November 8, 2009, in Seminole, Oklahoma, at the age of 96.

Qualls, the son of Robert and Easter Helen (Reed) Qualls, was a resident of the Seminole and Prague areas most of his life. He married Beulah G. Rowland, in October 1932, in Prague. She preceded him in death on March 6, 1992. Edgar was a farmer, an oilfield pumper, and a member of the Assembly of God, in Seminole.

His parents, three sons, four brothers, and two sisters also preceded Edgar in death.

He is survived by his sons, Paul Qualls, of Oklahoma City, and Roy Qualls, of Waco, Texas; daughters, Louise Qualls, Millie Aldridge, and Karen Qualls King, all of Seminole: 10 grandchildren: 16 great-grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 1 p.m., at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with Chaplain Dennis Stone officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, in Seminole County. 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

 

 

 

Peggy

Quisenberry

Former Seminole resident Peggy Lorene Quisenberry, age 71, died, Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at her home in Oklahoma City. She was born May 6, 1938, in Seminole, to Henry Noah and Rosie Ellen (McCoy) Quisenberry.

She was a certified home health care nurse’s aide and also worked for Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City for over 15 years.

She is survived by her son, Joel Barlow, of Oklahoma City; daughters Brenda Hixon, of Hennessey and Sherry Barlow, of Midwest City sister, Louise Pitts, of Hennessey; and five grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, June 13, 2009 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole, with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery, North of Seminole.

Messages of Condolences may be made online at: www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

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Richard

Rainey

Shawnee resident Richard Tommy Rainey, age 77, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 30, 2008.

He was born July 2, 1931, in Oklahoma City, to Tommy Floyd Rainey and Pearl Parsons Rainey. He was raised in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and Wyoming while his father worked for Service Pipeline.

The family settled in Shawnee in 1945 where he attended middle school and graduated from Shawnee High School in 1949. Richard went to work for Sun Oil CO. in 1955 and retired after 34 years of service. In 1952 Richard served with the National Guard 45th Division and was a Military Police.

He married Novella Sue Hill-Fry in December, of 1953. He was later married to Ruth Northcutt, on Nov. 23, 1977.

Richard was a member of the Masonic Lodge #107, a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, in Shawnee, and had been a member of Seminole Congregational Methodist Church.

His hobbies included fishing, water skiing, riding a Harley Motorcycle and traveling in his R.V.

His survivors include his wife, Ruth Rainey, of the home; children, Steven Richard Rainey and wife Linda, of Weatherford, Texas and Jana Sue Jacobs and husband Carl, of Shawnee; 5 grandchildren, Andrew, Amanda, Michael, B.J., and Nathan; 5 great-grandchildren, Spencer, Chaley, Sierra, Ocean, and Gracie; and numerous other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Floyd Rainey; and grandson, Noah Shirey

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 at Walker Funeral Chapel with Pastor Kay Smith officiating. Entombment will follow at the Fairview Mausoleum.

 

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Albert Ramey

Albert "Ray" Ramey, 79 year-old, lifelong Seminole County resident died Monday, August 24, 2009 at his home in Earlsboro. 

He was born May 21, 1930 in Seminole to parents Robert Ramey and Effie (Hale) Ramey.

Ramey had served in the United States Army where he earned the rank as Sergeant. 

He was awarded with the following commendations; CIB; Purple Heart; Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars.  

He received the Purple Heart after he was wounded in action in Korea in March of 1951.

Ramey had worked as a truck driver. 

He married Evelyn Williams on April 18, 1974 in Paris, Texas. 

He was a member of the Seminole Assembly of God Church.  Ray was also a member of the American Legion in Seminole.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn (Williams) Ramey of the home; one son, Royce Ramey of Harrah; two daughters, Bobbie Ramey of Grand Lake, and Ginger Hulsey of Luther; one brother, E.T. Ramey of Eufaula; two sisters, Melinda Self of Seminole, and Alta Duncan of Sulphur; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and by four brothers.

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

A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, September 12, 2009 at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole.

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

 

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Michael

Ramsey

Our beloved father, son, and brother Michael James Ramsey, 44, passed peacefully from this world at his home in Earlsboro.

He was born on Nov. 1, 1964, in Shawnee, to Donald and Alta Ramsey. He graduated from Tecumseh Public Schools and was employed as a contractor most of his life.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Survivors include his parents; three daughters, Alicia Pierce, Ashley Ramsey, and Amanda Ramsey; brother, Carl Ramsey and wife Kay; nephew, Dustin Ramsey and wife Lacretchia and son Adrian; and granddaughter, Kaelyn Vance.

He was a big guy with an even bigger heart who loved his daughters, his family, his friends, and his dogs.

A celebration of Life Memorial is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2009, at the Sharon Baptist Church Gymnasium, in Tecumseh.

His life was truly a blessing and he will be missed by many.

 

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Carolyn

Raper

Carolyn Rae (Jolly) Raper, age 72, of Konawa, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at Sterling House Nursing home, in Ada.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at the Church of Christ, in Konawa, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, of Konawa. Burial will follow in Konawa Cemetery. Richard Winters will officiate and Floyd Kaiser will assist.

She was born March 30, 1936, in Lindsay, to Alfred F. Jolly and Emma (Simmons) Jolly. She married Karl Raper on Jan. 20, 1963, in. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of Christ, in Konawa, and she was a Bible schoolteacher and Sunday school teacher for many years. She was a member of the Konawa Extension Homemaker.

She is survived by one son, Blake Raper, of Stillwater; two daughters, Camille Howard, of Ada and Gayla Barrick, of Ponca City; sister, Pat Boland, of Grand Prairie, Texas; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Emma Jolly; husband, Karl Raper, on Aug. 8, 2005; and brother, Jack Jolly.

 

 

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Marianne Ray

Wewoka resident Marianne L. Ray, age 74, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2009, at Wewoka Nursing Home, in Wewoka.

She was born Jan. 29, 1935, to parents Calvin and Lillian Mayberry, in Alameda, Ca.

She is survived by her son, Richard L. Zellner, of North Carolina; daughters, Kathy L. Zellner Cook, of Branson, Mo., and Peggy L. Zellner Lambertson, of Wewoka; brother, Wilbur Parsons, of Santa Cruz, Ca.; 13 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Ray, of Vian; daughter, Margaret A. Zellner Newton, of Vian; and brother, Henry Parsons, of Stockton, Ca.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Vian Garden Memories, of Vian.

Mary

Redwine

Mary Helen Allen Redwine died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, in McAlester.

She was born June 4, 1925, in Spaulding, to George Allen and Mattie (Cain) Allen.

She attended twelve years of school at Spaulding, graduating Spaulding High School in 1944. She married and had one daughter and four sons.

When she became a single mom, she attended Ada Vocational Tech School in 1971 and became an LPN. She worked for many years at Wetumka General Hospital and for Dr. William Moore and also Dr. Guy Shy, in Wewoka.

She remarried Jan. 25, 1979, to A. C. Redwine, of Wilburton. They moved to Spaulding in 1984 and resided there until 2007. She retired in 1990 and became active in alumni activities in Spaulding.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Kenneth Ray Allen and Billy Don Allen; sister, Merle Allen; and son, Terrance Dwayne Moon.

She is survived by her husband, A. C. Redwine, of McAlester; daughter, Donna Sue Oliver, of Eufaula; sons, Tom Moon, of Richardson, Texas, Tim Moon, of Oklahoma City, and David Moon, of Akron, Ohio; brother, Wayne Allen, of Wewoka; sister, Jewel Dean Allen, of Wewoka; 10 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, at Heritage Rock Church, 401 East Main, Holdenville, with Rev. Ray Breeden, of Oklahoma City, officiating. Interment will be at the Little Cemetery.

Services are under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

 

 

 

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Royce Reed

Funeral Services with military honors will be held for Royce Clyde Reed at 2 p.m. Wed., March 25, 2009, at Bethel Cemetery located on County Road 1876 South of Odem Texas.

Reed, 93, went to be with the Lord on Sat., March 21, 2009 at his home near Odem.

Reed was born Sept. 30, 1915, in Skidmore, Texas to Ezekiel Clyde Reed and Ninon (Williams) Reed. He lived in the Odem area all his life.

On Dec. 24, 1937, in Laredo, Texas, he married Della Gyrene Lewallen. Four daughters were born to that union.

Reed attended Odem Public Schools, and obtained his associates degree from Texas A & M at College Station and was inducted jointly with his wife into the Odem-Edroy ISD Hall of Fame in 2000.

Besides his small farming, beef cattle, and goat operation, he worked for the Missouri-Pacific Railroad for several years, was a builder, and was employed by the Odem-Edroy ISD as building trades instructor until his retirement.

During WWII, Reed served with the tank destroyers for the U.S. Army in the Philippine Islands. He was a charter and active member of VFW Post 8916, in Odem, later transferring to Mathis Texas Post 3079 serving in several capacities including District Commander.

Reed became a Christian at an early age and was a member of First Baptist Church, of Odem. He enjoyed the outdoors, was always interested in people, and taught the love of reading to all his daughters.

He knew every Harry Potter character and looked forward to the publication of each book. His family was a high priority in his life.

For several months he and his wife lived for a time in Seminole and daily enjoyed the fellowship at Heritage House Senior Citizens Center.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Terry Jay Reed; and two sons-in-law, Sammy Fuller and John Scarberry.

A large family and many friends survive Reed. They include his wife of 71 years; 5 daughters and sons-in-law, Della Ninon and Johnny Carson, of Wills Point Texas, Gyrene and Steve Osgood, of Arlington Texas, Kay Scarberry, of Bowlegs, Jan and Charles Vickers, of Odem, and Maria de la Cruz, of Odem; sister, Claire (Reed) Curbello, of Showlow Ariz., brother-in-law, Jesse (Vera) Lewallen, of Houston, Texas and sister-in-law, Audrey (Lewis) Jenkins, of League City, Texas. His grandchildren are Royce Fowler, Michelle (Kevin) Smith, Laura Poepschke, Paul (Amy) Fuller, Tylene (Bruce) Galinet, Bruce (Jennifer) Osgood, Sandra (Mike) Atyia, Cherry (Terry) Howard, Lt. Col. Benjamin (Sue) Higginbotham, Joseph Higginbotham, and Jan Elizabeth (Leighton) Stovall.

His great-grandchildren are Tyler Poepschke, Kayla Poepschke, Conner Smith, Davis Smith, Jake Fuller, Reed Fuller, Bailey Galinet, Decker Galinet, Alexandra Osgood, Georgie Osgood, Parker Osgood, Kyle Atyia, Johnnie (Alison) Atyia, Lee Howard, Victoria (Trent) Goodwin, Angel Howard, Gabriel Howard, Jaydon Howard, Elizabeth Higginbotham, Hannah Higginbotham, Katherin Higginbotham, Jennifer Mokshefsky, Jonathan Higginbotham, Zachary Stovall, Kaleb Stovall, Sarah Elizabeth Stovall.

His great-great grandchildren are Riley Poetschke, Cooper Atyia, and Breann Goodwin.

Pallbearers will be Royce Fowler, Paul Fuller, Benjamin Higginbotham, Joseph Higginbotham, Troy Simon, and Alan Halepaska.

Honorary bearers will be members of Mathis VFW Post 3079.

A family visitation will be held Tues. Mar. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home, 120 S. McCall, Sinton Texas.

The family wishes to thank Bob, Rosie, Ben, Kathy, and Stephanie and other personnel of Odyssey Hospice and the staff of Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home for their loving care and support.

Services will be under the direction of Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home in Sinton, Texas. Rev. Floyd Conner of AR will officiate.

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

 

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Joe Reed

Shawnee resident Joe H. Reed, age 81, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2009, in his home, surrounded by his family.

Mr. Reed was born Jan. 10, 1928, in Lone Grove, to David and Mary (Bratcher) Reed.

He attended East Central University, in Ada. He married Margaret H. Rees (Smyers) Nov. 25, 1955, in Maysville.

Reed served in the Army and was a public school Band Director. He was a member of Gideon’s, of Shawnee; Kiwanis, of Seminole; and Toast Masters, of Seminole.

He was inducted into the Oklahoma Band Directors Hall of Fame, in 1979. Reed was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

Surviving him are his wife, Margaret; two sons, Michael Reed and wife Tracy and Jody Reed and wife Michelle; six grandchildren, Sydney, Colby, Marley, Kylee, Michael Dawson, and Mallory Reed.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Don.

Online condolences may be submitted at www.walkerfuneral.com.

 

 

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Juanita

Reynolds

Juanita Reynolds passed away peacefully in her home on Friday evening, Jan. 15, 2009.

Juanita Ruth Kinnamon was born on Aug. 1, 1929,to Walter and Gertrude Kinnamon, in Seminole. Juanita attended Seminole Schools, graduating in 1947. She began studying piano at age five and continued until college, majoring in piano performance at Oklahoma Baptist University. During her time at OBU, she began courting Jack Reynolds, and they were married on June 3, 1949.

Jack and Juanita’s early years together were filled with adventures living in numerous places due to Jack’s career in the oilfield. All of their three children were born in different states. Wherever they lived Juanita would set up housekeeping, find a church home and make many new friends.

In 1964, Juanita and her family moved back to Oklahoma where they began a new business adventure on Lake Tenkiller, at the Standing Rock Motel and Store. The family enjoyed running this business and living on the lake. During this time Juanita earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.

In 1970, Juanita and Jack moved back to their hometown of Seminole, where Juanita began her career as a first grade teacher at Roosevelt and Wilson Schools. She loved teaching children how to read, and developed lasting friendships with her colleagues. Always striving to be a better teacher, she earned her master’s degree from Central State University in 1980.

Juanita was an active and committed member of the First Baptist Church. She taught the Fifth Grade Sunday School, frequently played the piano for various meetings and functions, was a member of the bell choir and helped organize many funeral dinners. The Church will miss her greatly.

Juanita loved spending time with her family and showed enthusiastic pride in her grandchildren. Wonderful holiday dinners were her specialty. She enjoyed her ladies bridge group and the fellowship of her many friends.

Juanita was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings and her son, Stephen Reynolds.

She is survived by her loving husband, of 59 years, Jack; her daughter, Holly Frazier and husband Keith; son, Mark Reynolds; daughter-in-law Sherry Reynolds; grandchildren, Andrew Reynolds, Kimberly Reynolds, Sommer Frazier, Mackenzie Frazier, and Carly Frazier. She is also survived by her niece, Naomi Mastro Giovanni and family.

The memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church, of Seminole at 2 p.m. Monday the Jan. 9, 2009.

 

 

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Geneva Rich

Graveside services for Seminole County resident Geneva Faye Rich are scheduled for 3 p.m., Friday, October 23, 2009 at Little Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home of Prague.

Rich died Wednesday, October 21, 2009 in Earlsboro at the age of 75.

She was born to William Marion and Jipsie Levenia (Jones) Rich on January 29, 1934 in Ada.

She lived on her parents homeplace in Seminole County.

Rich is preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; and three sisters.

She is survived by two sons, Travis Baker of Ada, and Ronald Baker of Arlington, Texas; one sister, Esther Norman of Perry, and five grandchildren.

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

Delbert Richards

Funeral services for Maud native Delbert Lawton Richards are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 12, 2009 at the Erin Springs Church of God.

Ralph Conkling and Bryan Archer will officiate with burial in the Green Hill Cemetery in Lindsay. Services are under the direction of John Williams of Winans Funeral Home of Maysville.

Richards died Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at Lindsay Manor Nursing Home at the age of 82.

He was born to Noel Elgin and Annie Ryker Richards on June 3, 1927 in Maud.

Richards attended school and graduated from Maud High School.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII serving in Hawaii.

On April 28, 1945, he married Lula Mae Bryson.

Richards worked for Warren Petroleum/Chevron as a field supervisor for 38 years which took he and his family fro Maud to Holiday, Texas, and then to Lindsay in 1949.

Richards enjoyed music, playing the guitar and singing, turkey hunting, fishing, and wolf hunting.

He is a member of the Erin Springs Church of God where he enjoyed being involved with music.

Richards was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Dee Richards; his daughter, Pam Richards Cooper; and one brother, T.C. "Chuck" Richards.

Survivors include: his wife of 64 years, Lula Mae Richards, Lindsay; one son, Tye Richards, Lindsay; daughters Carolyn Williams of Lindsay, and Rita Blackwell of Lexington; one brother, Lee Richards, Maud; sisters Ozeeta Dobson of Seminole and Treva Phipps of Madill; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.winansfuneralhome.com.

Tava Robbins

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Tava Lonalee (Barnes) Ingram Robbins are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, September 3, 2009 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Rev. Lonnie Hurst will officiate the service.

Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

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

Robbins died Monday, August 31, 2009 in Austin, Texas at the age of 91.

She was born October 25, 1918 in Stewart to parents Jess Barnes and Nora (Beck) Barnes.

Robbins was a member of the Bethel Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Betty Lickliter of Honolulu, Hawaii, Loretta Morone of Lake Taho, California, Margie Shipley of Nipomo, California and Diana Breedlove Cash of Austin, Texas; one brother, Leanord Barnes of Tulsa; and several grandchildren,

Other survivors include several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren as well as a host of other family and dear friends.

Robbins is preceded in death by one son, Larry Ingram, Sr. who died in 1979 and the father of her children, William Ingram in 1982.

She is also preceded by her second husband Roy F. Robbins who died in 2000.

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

 

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Richard Roberts

Wewoka resident Richard Lee Roberts, age, 62, died Friday, Dec. 18.

He was born Jan. 13, 1947, to Richard William and Emma Loren (Ward) Roberts.

He graduated from Wewoka High School in 1965, and later entered the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam. He fished and hunted.

He is survived by his brothers, Alvin Roberts, Harold Roberts, and Kevin Roberts.

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

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at Oakwood Cemetery with Military Honors and Rev. Donnie Knight will be officiating.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Robert

Roberts

Robert Eugene "Bob Roberts was born May 6, 1945, in Myrtle Point, Ore., to Harold and Wilma Roberts. He grew up in Oakdale, Calif., where he met and married Carlene Owens, in May of 1968.

Robert was a member of the National Guard. He was retired from the University of California, where he specialized in Agricultural Science.

Bob enjoyed camping and fishing with his family. Later in life Bob moved to Arroyo Grande, Calif., near his mother, where he worked for the city of San Louis O Bispo for several years.

In January of 2003, Bob moved to Oklahoma to retire near his oldest brother, Jerry. He passed away, in his home Dec. 27, 2008 at his home, in Seminole.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Wilma Roberts; and one sister, Nance Gianino.

Robert is survived by his sons, Tim Roberts, of Fresno, Calif., Brandon and wife Laura Roberts, and two grandsons, Brett and Ethan, all of Fillamook, Ore.; brothers, Jerold and Judy Roberts, of Seminole, William and Joan Roberts, Richard and Laura Roberts, and Tim and Joanne Roberts, all of Oakdale, Calif.; brother-in-law, Guy Gianino, of Richmond, Calif.; also multiple nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and nephews, of California, Seminole, and Oklahoma.

 

 

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Theresa

Roberts

Former Seminole resident Theresa Pauline Howse Roberts, age 79, of Holdenville, died Sunday, March 15, 2009, in Oklahoma City.

She was born Oct. 29, 1929, in Yeager to Virgil Howse and Gussie Kay Howse. She graduated from Spaulding High School and on Aug. 9, 1947 married James Verl Roberts, in Holdenville. Together the couple owned and operated Robert’s IGA.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Holdenville General Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by her son, Steve Roberts, of Sasakwa; daughter, Judy Kilpatrick, of Tucson, Ariz.; two grandchildren; and sister, Joann Ofill, of Tucumcari, N.M.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Verl.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at Holdenville’s First Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Vida Roberts

Former Shawnee resident Vida Louise Roberts, age 90, died Sunday, July 12, 2009, at the Seminole Nursing Center.

She was born October 4, 1918, in Adkins, Arkansas, to Steve and Mattie (Burris) Baker.

She married Verbon D. Roberts on December 23, 1939 in Paden, Oklahoma. He died May 21, 1997.

She was affiliated with East Gate Freewill Baptist Church and lived in Shawnee most of her life.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson and great-great granddaughter

She is survived by her children, Charlotte and Boise Ivey, of Houston, Texas, Dorothy and Michael Forth, of Earlsboro, Stephen D. Roberts; grandchildren, Rosalie Billnoski, Anita Rogers, of Channelview, Texas, Erin Crosby, of Edmond, Pamela Riley, of Edmond, Syndey Roberts, of McLean, Virginia, Stephanie, Roberts, of McLean, Virginia, Michael Roberts, of McLean, Virginia; 8 great grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at the Walker Funeral Service Chapel, with Rev. Waldo Young officiating.

Burial will be at the Tecumseh Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.

 

Frances

Robertson

Longtime Seminole resident Frances Elizabeth (Clifton) Robertson passed away Aug. 15, 2009, in Seminole, at the age of 91.

Frances was born on Aug. 10, 1918, in Earlsboro, Oklahoma, to Oren William and Nora Amanda (Vulgamore) Clifton.

Frances lived in Seminole, Oklahoma most of her life, except for a short time when she and her husband worked in the California shipyards. She always had interesting stories to tell her grandchildren about her days working as a women welder. They moved back home, purchased land and raised their family here.

She lived life to the fullest, serving in her church at Trinity Baptist, where she and her husband Rex were charter members. She also served many years in the school cafeteria, where she could be close to her children. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame at New Lima Public Schools, in July of 2000.

She loved her kids and grandkids, OU Sooners, and the Dallas Cowboys. She also loved to keep up with "Tiger Woods". She has touched lives through school, church and even during her sickness she brought happiness to the people who she lovingly cared for at Pioneer Nursing Home. Her sense of humor, her great laugh and her big smile will be greatly missed.

She leaves to cherish her memories her daughter and son-in-law: Kay and Bobby Azlin, of Wewoka, Oklahoma and one sister Dora Moreland, of Wewoka, Oklahoma. She is also survived by two grandsons, Ronnie Robertson, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Cory Azlin, of Seminole, Oklahoma, four granddaughters; Kathy and husband Mike Hale of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kelye and husband Brian Ellison of Dallas, Texas, Kiley and husband Billy Adams, of Seminole, Oklahoma and Amanda and Jason Timberlake, of Seminole, Oklahoma. Great grandchildren; Josh, Jake and Lacy Robertson all, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Jarrod and Nick Hale, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Reesee Ellison, of Dallas, Texas, Brittnee Dunlap, of Seminole, Oklahoma and Kyle Wells, of Seminole, Oklahoma, Seth Moppin of Seminole, Oklahoma and one great great-grandchild.

She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, son, 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Ron Duvall officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, located East of Seminole on Hwy 270.

Pallbearers will be: Jirl McGinnis, Terry McGinnis, Dewey Lee, Bill Parsons, Chuck Anderson and Bill Wilson.

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

 

 

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Patricia Robertson

Wewoka native Patricia Ann Robertson, passed this life Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at the age of 78 years in Seminole Estate Nursing Home.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2009 at the Coley Family Cemetery North of Wewoka with Don Parr officiating.

She was born Nov. 12, 1930 in Wewoka to Samuel Houston and Ina (Harjochee) Coley. She graduated from Haskell Indian Institute in Haskell.

Patricia married Thomas Lee Robertson on Aug. 29, 1950 in Van Buren, Arkansas and to this union two children were born Rhonda Robertson and Tod Robertson.

Pat loved collecting California Raisins, fishing, gardening,quilting and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was a member of Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She worked many years as a Teacher's Aide in the Wewoka School System.

Preceding her in death are her parents, two brothers Herbert, Leo and Richard Coley, and two sisters Karen Coley and Kaye Lynn Coley.

Survivors include her husband Thomas Lee Robertson of McAlester; daughter Rhonda and son Tod of Wewoka; three brothers, John Coley, Wewoka, Dave Coley, Seminole, and Jack Coley, of Wewoka; one sister Marilyn Hodge of Wewoka; grandchildren Peary Robertson and wife Angela of Seminole, Matthew Robertson and wife Melissa of Hawaii, Rachel Farris and husband Terry of Ponca City, Tommy Cunningham and wife Kelli of Norman, and Jody McDonald and husband Joe of Tecumseh; four great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Peary Robertson, Matthew Robertson, Tommy Cunningham, Tod Robertson, Coltan Coley, and Monty Coley.

Honorary Pallbearers are Bob Thomas, John Coley, Dave Coley, and Jack Coley.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Harold Rogers

Graveside services for Asher resident Harold O’Donald Rogers are scheduled for noon on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009 at Avoca Cemetery in Asher.

Donnie Knight of Heartland Hospice will officiate.

Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Visitation will be on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 15, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Rogers died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 at his home in Asher at the age of 75.

He was born to Millard D. Rogers and Loeta (Dougher) Rogers on Sept. 10, 1933 in Paris, Ark.

Rogers married Terry Grant on May 1, 1976 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Rogers was a forklift driver for General Motors, and loved animals.

He had lived in Asher since 1993.

Rogers is preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Leota Rogers; two grandchildren, Lauren and Ronald Beleele; two brothers, John and Brit Rogers; and two sisters, Mari Jeffries and Estelle Fesident.

He is survived by his wife, Terry Rogers, of the home; three daughters, Desiree Beleele and Donna Rogers, both of Asher, and DeAnn Gregory of Mead; one step-son, Christopher Hawley of Asher; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

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Albert Roland

Wewoka resident Albert Roland Morin Jr. died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2009. He was born May 13, 1955, in Bakersfield, Ca., to Albert Morin Sr. and Beatrice East Hail. He attended school in Bakersfield. Prior to his death he worked for United Design as a factory worker. On Oct. 14, 1999, he married Wilma Ackerman, in Wewoka.

He is survived by his wife, of the home and children, David Wetzel, Rod DeFreese, and Barbara Massaro.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Gail Leo.

Memorial Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at Stout-Phillips Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to the Wewoka First Baptist Church Early Childhood Development Center.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Michael

Rowland

Michael Don Rowland, age 44, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at his home. He was born on Aug. 20, 1965, in Seminole, to Jerry Daniel and Marilyn S. (Moore) Rowland.

He graduated from Seminole High School and was of the Baptist Faith.

He is survived by his parents, both of Seminole; and sister, Terri Nelson, of Maud.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, in the Swearingen Funeral Chapel, 1001 North Milt Phillips Avenue, in Seminole, with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. He will be laid to rest at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, located East of Seminole, on Hwy 270.

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

 

Kyligh

Rumbaugh

Kyligh Nicole Rumbaugh, infant daughter of James Franklin Rumbaugh III and Ashley Nicole Sanchez, died Friday, July 24, 2009 at her home, in Maud. She was born on June 9, 2009, in Shawnee.

She is survived by her parents; grandparents, Roy Sanchez, of Chickasha, Marian Gholson, of Siler City, N.C., James Rumbaugh, Jr., of Maud, and Debra Evans, of Prague.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at Cummings Cemetery, in Maud with Chris Stinnett officiating.

Jacob Kestler and Cody Williams will be casket bearers and Travis Palmer and Jack McClanahan will be honorary bearers.

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

 

 

 

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Anna Rushing

Seminole resident Anna Mae (Detrick) Rushing, age 66, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009 ,at St. Anthony’s Hospital, in Oklahoma City.

She was born March 24, 1943, in Meeker, to Jesse Elmer Detrick and Melvina (Abney) Detrick.

She attended Tecumseh High School and later married Robert "Bob" Rushing, on March 25, 1960, in Tecumseh. She worked as a sales clerk at the "Silk Purse" in Seminole for a number of years and then at "Park’s Drug" before her retirement, in 1998. She was affiliated with the First Baptist Church, in Seminole.

She is survived by her husband; son, Robert M. "Bobby" Rushing, Jr., of Shawnee; daughters, Susie Robinson of Searcy, Ark., and Kim Harper, of Yukon; sisters, Linda Martin, of Shawnee, Sherry Campbell, of Earlsboro, and Charlotte Stevens, of Saint Louis; and seven grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, J.D. Detrick; and sister, Jeanie Detrick.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole. Dr. Donald Romlinger, Jr. will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole.

Casket Bearers will be: Josh Williamson, Cory Williamson, Kale Harper, Brecken Rushing, Stanley Stevens and Tommy Campbell.

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

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

 

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Warren Rutherford

Warren "Suge" Rutherford, age 87, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at his home in McAlester.

He was born March 5, 1922, in Wewoka, to Grover and Bertha Kelin Rutherford. He attended Spalding schools.

He married Geraldine Tucker March 8, 1947. They renewed their vows January 22, 2006. He was a pumper in the Fitts Field for Progress Oil Company, then Ashland Oil Company and later Tex-Fel Oil Company until his retirement. He was affiliated with Restoration Fellowship Church for many years, was a gardener, fisherman and hunter. He served in the U.S. Army from October 1942 until February 1946 as a Tank Driver during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre.

He is survived by his wife; daughters, Janie Melton, of McAlester, Donna Johnson, of Yukon, and Sheila Latimer, of McAlester; sons, Stanley Rutherford, of Lawton, and Bob Rutherford; 14 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sons, Stephen Rutherford, Mark Rutherford, and Warren Rutherford; brother, Bud Rutherford; sisters, Mamie Chamberlain, Evelyn Evans, and Marguerite Harrell.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, Faith Brinlee will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Wood Cemetery, in Wewoka.

Pall Bearers will be: Roger Melton, Shawn Melton, Cris Melton, Marty Medley, T. J. McGee, and Clint Griffin.

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

William

Rutherford

William Jeffery "Jeff" Rutherford, age 34, and a resident of Konawa, Oklahoma, died on Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at Valley View Hospital, in Ada, Oklahoma.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday, July 20, at the Pentecostal Holiness Church, located at 126 N. Konawa St., in Konawa. Rev. Mona Fulks will officiate. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, in Konawa.

Pallbearers are Stanley Honsinger, Jesse Fent, Larry Eougan, Cody Barker, and Victor Davis. Honorary Pallbearers are Ricky Stokes, David Westpaul, and Frankie Russell.

Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Jeff was born on November 25, 1974, in Ada, Oklahoma, to parents, Gerald Warren Rutherford and Charlotte Ann (Landrum) Rutherford. He was a driller for Kal Drilling Company, in Oklahoma City. He loved his job, and he loved to golf. But most of all, his children were his life.

He is survived by one son, Tyler Vaughn Rutherford, of the home; three daughters, Charlotte Renee Rutherford and Cheyenne Nicole Rutherford, both of the home, and Emylee Smith, of Edmond, Oklahoma; biological parents, Tressie and Keith Hickman, of Sullivan, Missouri; grandmother, Tressie Brower, of Konawa, Oklahoma; one sister, Angela Postoak, of Konawa, Oklahoma; four half-brothers, Lawrence Everett Roberts, of San Francisco, California, Mitchell Hall, of Florida, Ronald Keith Hickman, of Sullivan, Missouri, and Robert Honsinger, of Konawa, Oklahoma; and one half-sister, Keissha Hickman of, Sullivan, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by parents, Gerald Warren and Charlotte Ann (Landrum) Rutherford.

 

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Elmer Sanders

Elmer Clyde Sanders, 91, longtime Seminole resident died Saturday, December 5, 2009 at Mercy Hospital, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Mr. Sanders was born November 1, 1918, in Oil Center, Oklahoma to William Floyd and Mary Costa (Bourman) Sanders. Mr. Sanders had lived in Seminole since 1953.

Elmer married Ezel Elizabeth (Dancer) Sanders on August 31, 1943, in Boswell, Oklahoma, and she preceded him in death on August 20, 2009.

Mr. Sanders was a self-employed carpenter in the Seminole area for many years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Seminole, where he had served as a deacon and also formerly served as a deacon at the Ideal Street Baptist Church, in Seminole. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army as a Tech Sergeant. He also was a prisoner of war during the war. Mr. Sanders loved fishing and being able to take his daughter and grandchildren fishing. He loved to watch sports and enjoyed watching them on television.

A daughter Dana Beth Duval, of Anchorage, Alaska; one son, Nathan Scott Sanders, of South Texas; one sister, Bethina Bradley, of Victoria, Texas survives Mr. Sanders. He is also survived by two granddaughters, Nalea Zissa, of Edmond, Oklahoma and Christina Kolarik, of Anchorage, Alaska also survive him, along with four great-grandchildren, Alissa Meadows, Chance Meadows, Adrian Kolarik and Kyliegh Kolarik.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Tommy Clark officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Messages of Condolences may be made online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

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Mary Sanderson

Mary Jeanette Roberts Sanderson was born September 19, 1921 in Orr, Oklahoma, to Paul Kimberlin "Kim" Roberts and Bessie Mae Rodgers Roberts. She went to heaven on December 14, 2009, where she was greeted by her parents, her brother Jerry Roberts, her husband of 59 years, Luther Leland Sanderson, the grandson she raised, Phillip Wayne Inman, and by her best friend, housemate, and daughter, Myrna Louise Teague.

Jeanette lived most of her early life in Love County, Oklahoma, in and around the town of Orr, which was founded by her grandfather, Isaac Preston "Squire" Roberts. She took great pride in her family connections, particularly her kinship to two founding Texans and their families: Thomas Jefferson Roberts and Colonel Jesse Walling.

When she was in her early teens, Jeanette became an entertainer, singing and dancing for audiences in Ardmore and surrounding areas. She often appeared on KVSO (Ardmore) Radio’s "Voice of Southern Oklahoma program, where she sang the previous week’s most popular tunes in what the Daily Ardmorite called a "rich voice." She also taught dance in Miss Alice Offut’s Ardmore studio. In 1936, Jeanette was twice invited to film screen tests for the (Mary) Pickford-Lasky motion picture company. She was also the 1936 Miss Ardmore and, in the same year, was awarded Miss Congeniality in the Miss Oklahoma competition.

Jeanette and Luther married in 1939 in Winfield, Kansas and afterwards made their home in southern Oklahoma, moving to Chickasha in 1944. When the Big Yank blue jean factory where Luther worked relocated to Wewoka, the Sandersons moved with it. Jeanette lived in Wewoka until 1980. During that time she worked at Lillian Russell and garment factory, raised her three children, and served as a second mother for many of her grandchildren.

While living in Wewoka, Jeanette discovered another talent when she began to paint. She won awards from the Sorghum Day Art Festival, the Tri-City Starving Artists Show, the Seminole County Fair, and the Permian Basin Fair and Exposition for her oil paintings, and was known for her expressive landscapes.

After retiring, Jeanette and Luther spent time at their place on Eufaula Lake and traveling around the country in their RV. They settled for a while in Odessa, and after Luther passed away, Jeanette lived in Lewisville and Flower Mound, Texas before relocating to Norman, Oklahoma, in 2004. She was a long-time member of the Methodist Church, and her membership remains with Chinn’s Chapel United Methodist Church, in Copper Canyon, Texas.

Jeanette, whose father called her alternately Jenny and "The Little Red Hen," was both feisty and fun-loving. She was a voracious reader, and continued reading even after she lost her sight, ordering the monthly limit of books from the Texas and Oklahoma Libraries for the Blind. She was always dressed to the nines, in smart clothes and matching shoes; her homes were gracefully appointed and tastefully decorated. Jeanette loved to fish almost as much as she loved to tell stories, and she delighted in telling the tale of out-fishing a boat full of men during a salmon fishing excursion. The silence left in the wake of her passing will linger for a long time.

Jeanette is survived by her sister, Gloria Stangle and her husband E. C., of St. George, Utah; brother, P. K. Roberts and wife Gail of Austin, Texas; sons, Larry Sanderson and his wife Linda, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, and Roger Sanderson, of San Jose, Costa Rica; grandchildren and their families, Cindy Kuykendall and husband Mike, of Odessa, Texas, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish and husband Kyran, of Norman, Oklahoma, Larry Sanderson, Jr., and wife Renee, of Arlington, Texas, Nancy Mathis Bryant and fiancé Kenny Johnson, of Norman, Oklahoma, Brad Sanderson and wife Jacque, of Midlothian, Texas, Kristy Weaver and husband Chuck, of Southlake, Texas, Jason Sanderson and wife Laura, of Canton, Texas, Enid Hernandez, of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Robert Sanderson, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Amy Lynn Moon and husband Mike, of Shawnee, Oklahoma; cousins, the Roberts, Steele, and Hodges families, of Love and Carter Counties and by her cousin Jeanne Stump, of Ferris, Texas. She is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and innumerable nieces and nephews.

Jeanette will be buried with her husband following a graveside service on Friday, December 18, 3 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens, in Odessa, Texas.

 

 

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Willie Saunders

Willie Mae (Sneed) Saunders, 81 year-old lifelong Seminole resident, who’s name you can not hardly mention without a smile appearing on your face, went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 21, 2009 at Unity North Hospital, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. She was born June 23, 1928 in Fairfield, Texas to parents Henry Lee Sneed and Johnnie (Burton) Sneed.

Willie Mae Sneed married Willie Samuel Saunders on June 14, 1963 in Seminole, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death, on February 10, 1997.

Willie Mae was known as a hard worker and had worked as a hotel maid and as a private house keeper for many years. She is a former member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, in Seminole, where she was a very active member in "Women’s Missions" and serving on the "Usher Board." She later became a member of the First Baptist Church of Seminole where her daughter and son-in-law attended. Willie Mae was also very involved in her community serving on the Seminole City Council Advisory Board; Randolph Drive Housing Authority Board; she served 15 years on the Seminole Housing Authority Board of Directors; 2 years on the Redland Community Action Board as a committee member; 6 years on the American Legion Auxiliary, John Bristo Unit #295; and probably the most notable thing she did, as a community servant was the work she did for Seminole County Election Board.

Although Willie Mae’s life was full of many blessings, she also had her trials and tribulations; however, she always kept her eye on the prize.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Willie S. Saunders who died on Feb. 10, 1997; three brothers, Roger, John and J.L. Sneed; one sister, Mable Stillwell; one of her greatest losses was when she lost her only child, her daughter, and best friend, Johnnie Mae Foxx, who died May 16, 2009.

Willie Mae leaves to cherish her memory her beloved son-in-law, Robert Foxx, of Seminole, Oklahoma; two granddaughters, Deborah and her husband Ed Stewart, of Dallas, Texas and Donna and her husband Kevin Woodfork, of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; three great-grandchildren, Jacqueline Woodfork, Kevin Woodfork II., and Eddie Stewart; a special cousin Rowena McCreary, of Fort Worth, Texas and a beloved friend, Lena Thompson, of Shawnee, Oklahoma; she is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, October 31, 2009 at the First Baptist Church, 420 Reid Street in Seminole, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka, Oklahoma. Rev. Bobby Curry will officiate the service assisted by Dr. Tommy Clark.

The family request that donations be made to the "Bridge Building Fund" in Memory of Willie Mae Saunders, First Baptist Church, 420 Reid Street, Seminole, Oklahoma 74868, or to a charity of your choice.

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

 

 

 

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Janet

Scheller

Longtime Seminole resident, Janet Kay (Murphy) Scheller passed from this life on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at Integris Baptist Hospital, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Janet was born to John B. and Nannie P (Shook) Murphy on August 25, 1947 in Altus, Oklahoma. She married Michael L. Scheller on February 15, 1976 in Altus.

Janet was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to read her Bible and spend time with her church family. She also enjoyed Word Search puzzles, baking and doing the "shuffle".

Janet leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Michael, of the home; her mother, Nannie Pearl Murphy, of Altus, Oklahoma; one son and daughter-in-law, Brian Scheller and wife Jennifer, of Sterling, Alaska; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lana (Craft) Pyle and husband Stan, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Stacy (Tyra) Young and husband Jim, of Seminole, Oklahoma; one sister, Sheridan Murphy, of Altus, Oklahoma; two brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law, Jerry and Sarah Scheller, of Seminole, Oklahoma, Eddie and Joy Dell Scheller, of Sayer, Oklahoma and Mary Funderburg, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Dacya Estrada and husband John, Whitney Pyle, Tyler Johnson and Sam Scheller; and two great grandchildren, Talon Estrada and Taleigh Estrada.

Janet was preceded in death by her father, John Benson Murphy; one daughter, Pamela Kay Tyra; one sister, Bonita Combs; and one grandson, Micah Scheller.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, May 29, 2009 at Immanuel Fellowship Church, in Seminole, Oklahoma with Pastor Danny Fisher and Pastor Tim Tate officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery north of Seminole.

Viewing will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 29.

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

 

 

 

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Dorothy Schiller

Seminole resident Dorothy Ann (Johnson) Schiller, age 89, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at Seminole Estates Nursing Center.

She was born Oct. 10, 1920, in Seminole, to Captolia "C.T." and Martha J. (Hall) Johnson. She lived in Midwest City, moved to Branson, and back to Seminole some four years ago.

She graduated from Varnum High School, was in the Civil Service working at Tinker Air Force Base as a PX Supervisor and retiring after 20 years of service. She also was a member of the First Baptist Church, of Seminole.

She is survived by her brother, Howard Johnson, of Sallisaw.

She is preceded in death by her husband, C.L. Schiller; parents; five brothers; and two sisters.

Funeral Services for Dorothy will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 2 p.m. in Fayetteville National Cemetery in Fayetteville, Arkansas with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Messages of condolences may be sent to Swearingenfuneralhome.com

Ray Shultz

Ray Ernest Shultz, 82-year-old Wewoka resident passed from this life Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 at his home, in Wewoka. He was born Feb. 16, 1926, in Olney, Ill., to parents Frank Ernest Shultz and Nora (Curtis) Shultz.

Ray served in the United States Navy earning the rank of coxswain USNR. He also received the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 3 Stars, the Victory Medal and the American Campaign Medal.

Ray married Willene Pricer on Jan. 19, 1955, in Pawnee. She preceded him in death on Dec. 9, 2006.

Ray and Willene both worked for Joe Mill’s Well Service, in Seminole. Ray retired in 1988 after many years of dedicated service.

Survivors include his loving family, three sons and daughters-in-law, Rob Shultz, of Wewoka, Doug and Pat Shultz, of Oklahoma City, and Brad and Tammie Shultz, of Prague; one daughter, Raylene Shultz, of Wewoka; one brother, O.E. "Bud" Shultz, of Noble, Ill.; two sisters, Helen Beam, of Ashland, Ill. and Ruth Fulk, of Ashland, Ill.; two granddaughters, Megan Shultz, of Prague and Kara Shultz, of Oklahoma City; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Graveside services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at Little Cemetery, North of Seminole. Rev. David Pollard will officiate the service. The United States Navy Honor Guard will provide military Honors.

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

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

 

 

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Casey

Schumacher

The world has lost a compassionate, loving free spirit with the passing of our beloved daughter and sister, Casey Lynn Schumacher, on Jan. 6, 2009, in Beaver Creek, Colorado.

Casey loved music, outdoor adventure and travel. She experienced God through the beauty and wonder of nature, especially the majesty of the mountains. This led her to live in simpler, scenic and mountainous areas of North Carolina, Colorado, California, and Montana. Casey was sensitive, generous and caring, and loved to nurture and minister people in need.

Casey was born Nov. 8, 1984, in Dallas, Texas, raised in University Park and was a life long member of University Park United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, William E. Bishop and is survived by her parents, Dr. John and Amy Schumacher; sisters, Lora and Sarah; maternal grandmother, LaVere Bishop, of Seminole; fraternal grandparents, Commelite and George H. Schumacher, of Rockport, Ind., along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be on Sunday, Jan. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, in Texas, on Northwest Highway. Services will be at University Park United Methodist Church on Monday, Jan. 12, at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Casey Lynn Schumacher Mission and Outreach Fund at University Park UMC, 4024 Caruth Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75225 or on-line at www.upumc.org.

 

 

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May Scott

May Sue (Foster) Scott, age 55, and long-time resident of Konawa, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at Carl Albert Indian Health System Hospital, in Ada.

She was born March 11, 1954, in Konawa, to Katherine (Harjo) and Issac Newton Foster. She married Luke Scott, and she was a seamstress for Michael’s Casuals, in Konawa. She was a member of the High Springs Baptist Church, of Konawa.

She is survived by her husband, Luke Scott, of the home; son, Nathan Cobb, of Konawa; daughters, Nadine Gattenby and Charlene Cobb, both of Konawa; mother, Katherine Foster, of Seminole; brothers, Allen Foster, of Harjo, Herman Foster, of Bowlegs, Matthew Foster, of Edmond, Adam Foster, of Konawa, Issac Foster, Jr., of Seminole, and Bill Foster, of Konawa; and one grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at High Springs Baptist Church under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, in Konawa. Burial will follow at the Foster Family Cemetery in Konawa. Houston Tiger and Dorsey Nero will officiate.

Pallbearers will be: Robert Wood, Harry Douglas, Jason Tiger, Johnny Micco, George Johnson, and Barton Joe Looney.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: John Glover, Michael Smith, Cody Barker, Shelby Gattenby, Aaron Ingram, and Matt Harjo.

 

 

 

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Wanda Scott

Graveside services for former Konawa resident Wanda Tipton Scott are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at the Konawa City Cemetery. T.J. Hawkins will officiate.

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

Scott died Saturday, October 10, 2009, at the age of 75.

She was born to Etta (Troutman) and Isaac Leander Walker Tipton on November 18, 1933 in Wewoka.

She attended Konawa High School, and married Henry C. Scott on July 17, 1951, in Konawa.

Scott worked at Tinker AFB and retired in 2006.

She worked in building 3001 as Machinist Security, and she wired B52 bombers and worked with Cobalt.

Scott is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Scott, and one grandson, Christopher A. Caywood.

She is survived by one daughter, Connie Caywood; one son, Michael Scott; one sister, Georgia Hoskins; one brother, Tommy Joe Williams of California; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Bob Guthrie, Ken Daniels, Archie Hall, and Robbie Wood.

Honorary bearers are Michael Scott and Larry Scott.

 

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Jesse Self

Longtime Wewoka resident Jesse "Red" Self, age 82 years passed away Friday, March 6, 2009 in Holdenville, Oklahoma.

Jesse "Red" Self was born June 11, 1926, in Wewoka, Oklahoma to Nathan and Mae (Thurman) Self.

He went to New Lima Schools and worked for a number of years as a tool pusher for Sloan Drilling, of Seminole, Oklahoma. He loved fishing, gardening and those who were most important to him.

Red married Dorothy Jean Smith, March 15, 1957, in Ada, Oklahoma.

He was a member of the Church of Christ, in Wewoka. He loved his family, and dog Quincy along with gardening and being with family and friends.

Preceding him in death are his parents; sisters, Kathleen "Kitten" Gibson, Gertie Ong, Lillie McDowell; and brothers, Andrew Self, Toy Self and Dee Self.

Survivors included his wife of 51 years, Dorothy Jean, of the Home; son, "Wes" Self and wife Kristi; granddaughters, Kayle Self and Logan Self; sister, Ida Nelms; cousin, Chic Self; nieces and nephews, Linda Lunsford, Gene McDowell, Joyce England, Charles Vernon Self, Jerry Self, Mike Self, and Ina Marie Mitchell; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be: Bill Mitchell, Bert McDowell, Jerry Self, Mike Self, Dan Smith, and Roy Self.

Funeral arrangements are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at Wewoka Church of Christ with Aaron Alsbrook officiating and burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Donations maybe made to Cysstic Fibrosis Foundation.

Arrangements made by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

A guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

 

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Elsie Seyfert

Elsie (Pulliam) Seyfert, 81 year-old lifelong Seminole resident died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 at Baptist Hospital, in Oklahoma City. She was born May 25, 1927, in Haywood, to Willis Marion Pulliam and Melissa (McCann) Pulliam.

She married Raymond Robert Seyfert, on Oct. 5, 1965, in Seminole. He preceded her in death on July 11, 1993.

Seyfert was a homemaker and was affiliated with the Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Survivors include ten sons, Harold Loving, of Seminole, David Loving, of Prescott Valley, Ariz., Edward Loving, of Seminole, Bobby Loving, of Oklahoma City, Gary Loving, of Seminole, Tommy Seyfert, of Wellington, Kan. Raymond Seyfert, Jr., of Colorado Springs, Colo., Glen Seyfert, of Little Rock, Ark., Charlie Seyfert, of Wichita, Kan., and Gary Seyfert, of Wichita, Kan.; four daughters, Melissa Odi, of Seminole, Ramona Jenkins, of Seminole, Georgia Harris, of Davis, Carolyn Bruce, of Seminole; a granddaughter; brother, Joe Pulliam, of Seminole; 29 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Raymond Robert Seyfert, Sr.; three brothers, Lee Pulliam, Robert Pulliam and Rose Moore; sister, Beulah Harrison; and one grandson.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole. Rev. Tommy Williams and Carol Walker will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole.

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

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

 

 

 

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Bobby Sharp

Bobby Joe Sharp, of Cromwell, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009.

He was born March 26, 1976 in Wewoka to Daniel and Helen Morphis Sharp. He attended Butner High School and worked as an handyman.

He married Heather Ryals June 26, 2002, in Van Buren, Ark.

He is survived by his wife, Heather, of the home; children, Kenneth, Jennifer and Britney Sharp, all of Cromwell; mother and father, of Wewoka; brothers and sisters, Kathy Keith, Raymond Sharp, Patty Merritt, of McComb, Wanda Carder, of McLoud, Donald R. Brown Jr., of California, Rhonda Bollinger, of Dallas, Texas, Tracy Brown, of Oklahoma City, Richard Brown, of Meeker, and Kim Cottrell, of Wewoka.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that monetary donations be made to the family to help with funeral expenses, send to Kathy Keith at 618 South Okfuskee, in Wewoka, 74884.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, at House of Prayer Church, in Wewoka, with Pastors Donald Brown and Bill Chesser officiating. Burial to follow at Little Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be; Johnny Morphis, Gervis Morphis, Frank Underwood, Timothy Sharp, Edward Dodson and Matthew Goad. Honorary Bearers will be; Keith Carder, Jon Keith, Richard Underwood, James Goad, Donald Sharp and Amos Morphis.

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

 

 

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Janet Sharp

Janet Sue (Bush) Sharp, age 61, and long-time Konawa resident, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at Valley View Regional Hospital, in Ada.

She was born March 16, 1948, in Weleetka, to Elizabeth (Montgomery) and Joseph Bush.

She is survived by her sons, Robert Sharp, of Tulsa and Michael Sharp, of Konawa; daughter, Keri Snow, of Konawa; brother, David Bush, of Tulsa; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth and Joseph Bush.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., on Thursday, September 24, at Vamoosa Cemetery (East of Konawa) under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa. Kevin Duck will officiate.

 

 

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Delores

Sheffield

Delores Darlene Sheffield passed away Friday, April 17, 2009, in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She enjoyed the Easter weekend surrounded by her family and hunting Easter eggs with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Delores was born November 10, 1936, in Ferris, Oklahoma, to parents Willie and Ollie (Seaborn) Hall. She attended Ferris Elementary School and graduated from Atoka High School, where she was a member of the basketball team.

She married Raymond Sheffield, August 10, 1957, in Durant, Oklahoma. To this marriage three children were born.

Delores moved to Wewoka in 1963. She worked for Walker Animal Hospital for over 20 years. She was a member of a bowling team, winning numerous trophies. Delores loved to work in her yard, make crafts, play cards and dominoes, and spend time with her family. She was baptized in the First Baptist Church, of Wewoka.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond Sheffield, of the home; children, Patricia Ware, of Tulsa, Darlene Allison and husband Jim, and Tony Sheffield and wife Paige, all of Wewoka; grandchildren, Ronnie Allison and wife Misty, of Seminole, Joshua Sheffield and Wendi, of Moore, and Tara Sheffield, of Wewoka; great grandchildren, Bradley Stockstill, of Tulsa, Mackenzie Allison, of Seminole, and Jayce Michael Sheffield, of Moore; brothers, Elmer (Mutt) Hall and Charles Hall and wife Joyce, of Lane, Oklahoma; sisters, Bessie Weaver, of Liberty, Texas and Alma Andsager and husband Marvin, of Shawnee, Oklahoma: brothers and sister-in-laws, Larry and Gloria Sheffield, Jack and LuAnn Sheffield, Doyle and Sharon Sheffield, Curtis and Mary Sheffield, of Lane, Oklahoma, Leonard and Jane Sheffield, and Barbara and Gene Broome of Atoka, Forrest and Patsy Sheffield, of Tupelo, Miss., Lennis Frederick, of Durant, Dorothy and Earl Fink, of Owasso, and Francis Hall, of Ferris; along with a host of nieces and nephews.

Delores is preceded in death by her parents; 2 grandsons, Jerrid Ray Sheffield and Jayce Ray Sheffield; one sister, Lorene Wade; brother, Ernest Hall; sister-in-law, Janet Hall; and brother-in-law, Clyde Sheffield.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 20, 2009, in the First Baptist Church, of Wewoka. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery, in Wewoka. Officiating will be Michael Vallandingham and Forrest Sheffield.

Pallbearers will be: Curtis Sheffield, Doyle Sheffield, Larry Sheffield, Jack Sheffield, Gene Broome, Jim Smart and John Smart.

Honorary Pallbearers include Forrest Sheffield and Leonard Sheffield.

Special thanks to Jamie Reich and Tammy Taylor of Faith Life Hospice, in Seminole

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home. A guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

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Raymond Sheffield

Longtime Seminole County rancher Raymond Lewis "Ray" Sheffield passed away with his family by his side Monday, December 7, 2009 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, at the age of 76 years.

Ray Sheffield was born January 8, 1933, in Lane, Oklahoma, to Leonard and Florence (Butler) Sheffield. He graduated from Lane High School and went on to receive an Associates Degree from East Central University. He retired from Oklahoma State Highway Transportation Department, as assistance resident manager.

He served in the US Army from April 1953 to April 1955.

Ray married Delores Darlene Hall, August 10, 1957, in Durant, Oklahoma. She preceded him in death, on April 2009.

Ray was a member of First Baptist Church, Wewoka, and the Men's Prayer Breakfast. He was a former member of Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association. He loved his ranching and raising a garden.

He was preceded in death by his wife Delores; parents; brother, Clyde Sheffield; and grandsons, Jayce Ray Sheffield and Jerid Ray Sheffield.

Survivors include two daughters: Patricia Ware, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Darlene Allison (husband Jim), Wewoka, Oklahoma; son, Tony Sheffield (wife Paige), of Wewoka, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Ronnie Allison (wife Misty), of Seminole, Dr. Joshua Sheffield (Wendi), of Moore, Oklahoma, and Tara Sheffield, of Wewoka, Oklahoma; great-grandchildren, Bradley Stockstill, Tulsa, Oklahoma: Mackenzie Allison, of Seminole, and Jayce Michael Sheffield, of Moore, Oklahoma; brothers and sisters, Lennis Fredricks, of Durant, Oklahoma: Leonard Sheffield (wife Jane), of Atoka, Oklahoma: Dorothy Fink (husband Earl), of Owasso, Oklahoma: Curtis Sheffield (wife Mary), of Lane, Oklahoma, Doyle Sheffield (wife Sharon), of Lane, Oklahoma: Barbara Broome (husband Gene), of Tuska, Oklahoma, Rev. Forest Sheffield (wife Patsy), of Tupelo, Miss., Jack Sheffield (wife LuAnn), of Lane, Oklahoma, Larry Sheffield (wife Gloria), of Lane, Oklahoma; brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, Rev. Harry Weaver (wife Bessie), Frances Hall, Elmer "Mutt" Hall, Marvin Andsager (wife Alma), Charles and Joyce Hall. A host of other relatives, and many friends across the state.

Pallbearers will be: John Smart, Jim Smart, Kevin Anderson, Chris Heinzig, Larry Sawyer, and Trent Patterson.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be: brothers and sisters, Leonard Sheffield, Lennis Fredricks, Dorothy Fink, Barbara Broome, Jack Sheffield, Larry Sheffield, Curtis Sheffield, Doyle Sheffield, and Rev. Forest Sheffield

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, December 10, 2009, at First Baptist Church, Wewoka, with Rev. Forest Sheffield officiating, and assisted by Dr. Michael Vallandingham.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

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Martha Shields

Funeral Services for Wewoka resident Martha Shields, are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at Wewoka Indian Presbyterian Church with burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Wake Services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at Stout-Phillips Chapel.

The body will be taken to the Church Sunday morning.

She was born March 11, 1928 in Limestone, Oklahoma to Willie and Elsie (Yahola) Harrison. She married Anderson Shields in 1948, in Wewoka.

She was a member of Wewoka Indian Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her husband; sons, Marlon Shields, and Ricky Shields, both of Wewoka.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

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She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Benjamin Harrison, Joseph Harrison, Herbert Harrison, Taylor Harrison, and Wilson Harrison.

 

Anna Shirley

Anna Lee Griffis Shirley died Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, in Carrolton, Texas. She was born Nov 2, 1913, Amity Ark., to Horace Benjamin and Margaret Adelaide Griffis. She married Joe King Shirley, Aug. 31, 1940, in Shawnee.

She graduated from Ada High School in 1931. She received her BS in Speech, English, Dramatics, from East Central University, in 1934 and Completed her Master’s in Teaching from ECU, in 1956.

During the 1930’s, she taught Speech, English, and Drama at Fitzhugh, Asher, Maud and Konawa public schools. She was also in the United States Navy, San Diego, Ca., during WWII. She taught First Grade and Kindergarten in the Konawa Public Schools from 1956 through her retirement, in 1979.

While in college, in Ada, she was the organist for the First United Methodist Church. She later served as organist for the First United Methodist Church, in Konawa, for more than 30-years.

She is survived by her three children, Joe Shirley, of Coppell Texas; Frank Shirley, of Konawa, and Mary Delane Shirley, of Lakeside, Ariz.; three grandchildren, James R. Shirley, of Naples, Italy, Lori Taylor, Norfolk, Va., and Angela Hawpe, of Oklahoma City.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, Haskell Griffis, of Ada.

Memorial services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday Oct. 17, at the First United Methodist Church, in Konawa.

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Carl Shivers

Services have been set for Carl David Shivers for 1 p.m. March 25, at the Stratford Free Will Baptist Church, with graveside memorial services at 4 p.m. at Little Cemetery, on Highway 99, in Seminole County.

Carl was born Sept. 14, 1925 to Arthur and Cora Shivers, in Okfuskee County, Paden, Oklahoma.

Carl went to meet the Lord on Monday, March 23,at his home.

Carl served in the infantry of the United States Army during World War II from 1943 to 1946, achieving the rank of one of the youngest First Sergeants. While in Germany he received numerous medals and commendations, including two bronze service stars.

He married Myrtle Watkins on June 26, 1946 and to this union four children were born.

God called him into the ministry in August 1948 to preach the word of God for the Free Will Baptist denomination. During that time, he pastored twelve churches, which included Paden, Vansant, Prague, Sante Fe, Calvin, Stratford, Springhill, Gaar Corner, Mustang, Campground, Cedar Grove, and Memorial of Sulphur.

He helped organize and start three churches, Prague, Okemah, and Stroud. He enjoyed preaching for Free Will Baptist and was a staunch belier in the Bible. Currently he was a member of the Stratford Free Will Baptist Church.

Along with pastoring and preaching, he was a farmer, rancher, oil field pumper, auctioneer, and real estate salesman. The ministry was always first in his life.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Myrtle; daughter, Janet Elmore and husband Charles; three sons, Fred Shivers and wife Debora, David Shivers and his wife Teresa, and Phillip and his wife Mary; ten grandchildren, Jeff Elmore and wife Amy, Julie Savage and husband Paul, Jennifer Cary and husband Leroy, Tracy Shivers, Karie Brown and husband Dustin, Kristy Null and husband Jason, Derek Shivers, Tyson Shivers, Abbra Shivers, and Molly Shivers; eight great-grandchildren, Riley, Garrett, and Cody Elmore, Cade, Brodie, and Brynn Savage, and Dylan and Kynzee Brown; two sister-in-laws, Wanda Shivers and Lila Jane Miller; a brother-in-law, Wes Watkins; and other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

 

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Gladys

Shores

Gladys "Ruby" (Boatman) Hawpe Shores, age 89, long-time resident of Konawa, died Monday, March 16, 2009, at the Meeker Nursing Center, in Meeker.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 at the Konawa Cemetery, in Konawa. Ancil Simmons will officiate.

She was born Feb. 21, 1920, in Rolla, Mo., to Marshal Boatman and Fern (Richardson) Boatman. She was an antique deal and gardener.

She is survived by her husband, Cliff W. Shores Jr., of Konawa; son, Delbert Hawpe, of Muskogee; daughters, Venita Simmons, of Lindsay, Geneva Kelps, of Seminole, and Anita Stover, of Midwest City; brother, Gus Boatman, of Ft. Morgan, Colo.; nine grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded by her parents, Marshal and Fern Boatman; her first husband, Alvin Hawpe; son, Wayne A. Hawpe; and brother, Verl Boatman.

 

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Eunice Short

Eunice Marie Short, of Wewoka, passed away Friday, October 30, 2009, at the age of 94 years.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2009, at Stout-Phiillips Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Amanda BP Lockwood officiating and burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born May 22, 1915 in Stuart, Oklahoma to Thomas and Mary (Webb) Self.

She was a hairdresser many years in Wewoka and a member of The First United Methodist Church, Wewoka.

Eunice married Gene Short, June 12, 1946, and he preceded her in death, February 1999. He precedes her in death. She is also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Floise Tow and Elzora Abercrombie; one brother, Alvin Self; and nephew Lenville Self.

Survivors included nephews, Bob Abercrombie, of Pardise, Calif.; and Elton Hayes, of Clovis, Calif.; nieces, Peggy Snow, of Holdenville, and Bettie St. Mary, Sparks, Nev.

Pallbearers will be Randy Herrod, Chris Herrod, James Self, Greg Cole, James " Tut" Herrod, and Mark Self Jr.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

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Matilda Silas

Matilda Ann (Lehman) Silas, age 69, and long-time resident of Konawa, Oklahoma, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2009.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, October 16, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, in Konawa. Fr. Adrian Vorderlandwehr, O.S.B. will officiate. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Jody Johnson, Steven Fry, Coby Lehman, Taylor Lehman, Levi Lehman, and Justin Morrison.

Honorary Pallbearers are Josh Lesher, Robert Lowden, Shane Coker, and Bobby Lehman.

A Wake service will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Konawa.

Matilda was born on March 10, 1940, at Sacred Heart in Konawa, to Cecelia (Nona) and Willie A. Lehman. She was married to Joseph Kuestersteffen and later to Kenneth Silas (both whom are deceased). Matilda lived in the Konawa area for most of her life, and she worked as a home health aide. Matilda was the kind of person who never met a stranger.

She will be missed by her three sons, Daryl Kuestersteffen and wife, LaDonna, of Konawa, Oklahoma, Michael Kuestersteffen and wife, Vicki, of Norman, Oklahoma, and Sam Silas and wife, Marteen, of Ada, Oklahoma; two daughters, JoAnn Johnson and husband, Mickey, of Konawa, and Susie Huggins and husband, Ted, of Konawa; one brother, Tommy Lehman and wife, Kay, of Konawa; twelve grandchildren, LaDawna and Steven Fry, Jody Johnson, Laura, Hilary, Ciara, Briana, and Braden Kuestersteffen, Whitney, Alisha, and Tyler Huggins, Zachary and Josh Silas; and two great grandchildren, Ashley and Dylan Fry.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecelia and Willie Lehman; two husbands, Joseph Kuestersteffen and Kenneth Silas; three brothers, Billy Ray, Bob, and David Lehman.

 

 

 

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Anna Simmons

Longtime Seminole resident Anna Loyce Prince Simmons went home to be with her Lord, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, in Seminole, at home with her husband, Sonny, at her side.

She was born June 13, 1941, to parents Leon John and Aline Loyce (Kirby) Prince Thrasher, in Sulphur.

Anna and Sonny (Hugh Sonny Simmons) were married Nov. 2, 1957, in Chandler. She graduated from Seminole High School with the class of 1959.

She worked as the office manager and bookkeeper for years, at Thrasher Lab, in Seminole.

Anna was a member of Immanuel Fellowship Church, in Seminole, where she was active in the Nursing Home Ministry, as well as many other ministries involving children. Miss Anna was much loved by all children and since this past summers Vacation Bible School, at Immanuel Fellowship, she has been lovingly known as "Miss Bear."

She volunteered at "Agape House", a ministry of Immanuel Fellowship, in downtown Seminole.

Anna leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Sonny Simmons, of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Tamey Simmons, of Park Hill and Justin and Jill Simmons, of Moore; grandsons, Clayton and Bryce Simmons, of Park Hill; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Tammy Dianna Simmons; son, Danny Michael Simmons, and brother, Leon Prince.

Anna spent her time with us caring for family, friends, and those in need within the community.

A celebration of Anna’s life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, at the home of Bob and Sherweeta Benn, located ¾ mile west of Seminole State College, and 1 ½ mile north, on the east side of the road.

 

 

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Merle Sims

Seminole resident Merle Leland Sims, age 71, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, at his home in Seminole.

He was born Sept. 26, 1938, to Charles Merle and Dorsa Lee (Rose) Sims.

He graduated from Varnum High School in 1957. In his early years he worked as an auto mechanic then later he worked in the printing industry as a press operator for Ebsco Industry.

Most of his life was spent in Seminole county but he did live in Texas from time to time.

He is survived by his sons, Donny Sims, of Choctaw, and Randy Sims, of Seminole; daughters, Sherry Keisman, of Seminole, and Teresa Winkle, of Oklahoma; brothers, Charles Sims, Starr Sims and Roy Sims, all of Seminole, and Harold Sims, of Houston, Texas; nine grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Coy Sims; and infant son, Johnny Merle Sims.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Little Cemetery, in Little.

Serving as Casket bearers are: Marty Hudson, Christopher Keisman, Bryan Keisman, Randy Sims, Donny Sims and Brandon Sims.

 

 

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Effie Mae

Smith

Former Seminole resident Effie Mae (Parsons) Smith passed away on Sept. 2, 2009, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, at the age of 91.

She was born on July 23, 1918, in Konawa, Oklahoma to Jesse Lee and Tempie Jane (Lane) Jones.

She left Seminole in November of 2008 to live with Cindy and Larry. She loved flowers and gardening as well as going to flea markets and garage sales.

She is survived by five daughters and sons-in-law: Connie and Carmello Perez, of Edmond, Oklahoma, Betty and Lawrence Metoyer, of Marshall, Texas, Virginia Martin, of Healdton, Oklahoma, Loretta and Glenn Stafford, of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Cindy and Larry Johnson, of Sulphur Springs, Texas. She is also survived by one sister, Betty Cox, of Curio, Texas, seven grandchildren: Greg Fitzwater, Lea Ann Hamilton, Karen Tucker, Matt Bean, David Martin, Jeremy Stafford, Joshua Johnson as well as 10 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, one son, Bill Parsons, one grandson, Steven Martin, three brothers and one sister.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Tammy Stegal and Hospice at Memorial in Sulphur Springs for all the love and care they have given to Effie.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 5, 2009 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Danny Williams officiating.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery in Little.

Pall Bearers will be: Larry Johnson, Joshua Johnson, David Martin, Matt Bean, Jeremy Stafford, and Frank Carter.

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

 

 

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Curtis Smith

Curtis J. Smith, age 50, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, in Woodward.

He was born Oct. 30, 1958, to Newt and Thelma Cleta (Lee) Smith, in Seminole. He grew up around Seminole and Bowlegs, where he attended school and graduated from Seminole High School.

He married Dorothy Ramirez on April 5, 1989, in Canadian, Texas. They established their home in Woodward, where they remained throughout their married life.

He worked for a short time for Cargill, J&R Trucking, Irwin Auto, and L&L Backhoe.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of the home; daughters, Charise and Chyanne Smith, both of the home; sons, Shane and Cory Stafford; brothers, Kenneth Mulkey, of Clarksville, Tenn., Marion Palmore, of Buna, Texas, John Smith, and Jerry Wayne Smith, both of Bowlegs; sisters, Cleta Dobbs and Mary Aguilar, of Laguna Vista, Texas; and five grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Neil Sothern; and sisters, Martha Notnovotny and Charlotte Leonard.

Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2009, in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Kenneth Mulkey officiating. Interment followed at Elmwood Cemetery.

Remembrances may be shared on-line at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com.

 

Glen Smith

Longtime Seminole resident Glen Smith passed away on December 16, 2009 at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Clinton, Oklahoma, at the age of 74.

He was born on October 14, 1935 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Lester M. and Mable (Logan) Smith.

He graduated from Varnum High School and was a member of the Achena Presbyterian Church.

He served in the United States Air Force for 10 years and was discharged in 1963.

He married Darlene (Condulle) Smith on September 6, 1960, in Konawa, Oklahoma.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Darlene Smith of the home; three children, Farrel Smith, of Maud, Glenna and James Allison, of Seminole, and Lisa and Kurtis Silas, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma; two sisters, Wanda Joyner, of Perryton, Texas, and Donna Hays, of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, Carl Allison, and Kalyn Silas, and Kody Silas; and one great granddaughter, Taylor Allison.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, L.C. Gene Smith, and two sisters, Betty Casey and Verna Dice.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, December 21, 2009 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Rick Harjo officiating. Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud, Oklahoma.

Casket bearers will be: James Allison, Carl Allison, William Allison, Kurtis Silas and Kody Silas.

Honorary bearer will be: Charlie Williams.

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

 

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Jake Smith

Longtime Wewoka resident, Jake "Jakie" Hubert Smith, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2009 at his daughter's residence, in Choctaw, Oklahoma, at the age of 80 years.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Don Ramsey officiating.

"Jakie" was born February 27, 1929, in Holdenville, Oklahoma to Alfred and Leona (Price) Smith. He graduated from New Lima High School in 1949.

Jakie married Wanda Jean Ramsey, October 7, 1949, and she preceded him in death July 1, 2007.

Mr. Smith served in the US Army during WWII and Japan conflict, after his discharge, he came back to Wewoka and opened his own machine shop.

He was a member and deacon of the Freewill Baptist Church.

Preceding Jakie in death are his parents; wife, Wanda, of 58 years; and son, Stephen Ray Smith.

Survivors included his daughter, Rhonda and son-in-law, Gary Buford, of Choctaw, Oklahoma; brother, Zane Smith, of Wewoka; sisters: Bonnie Smith, of Wewoka, and Billie Gardenhire of Noble; four very much loved grandchildren, Kent Paul Buford, Kendall Ray Buford, Christopher Ryan Smith, and Emily Kay Smith; and four great-grandchildren, Jordan Ray Buford, Brandon Lee Buford, and Madelynn Jae Smith, and Mia Marie Smith.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

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Ruby Sneed

Ruby Dana Sneed, former Wewoka resident, passed away December 17, 2009 in Del City, Oklahoma, at the age of 82. Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Monday December 21, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Resthaven Cemetery, in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Ruby Dana Gallamore Sneed was born on October 9, 1927, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Forrest Early and Pearl Irene Gallamore. Ruby grew up in the Oklahoma City area and attended Oklahoma City Schools.

Ruby married Billie Ray Sneed on May 4, 1942, in Oklahoma City. Ruby worked as a seamstress and homemaker most of her life. Ruby was a fantastic cook and loved cooking for her family and friends. She also loved spending time roller-skating, swimming, reading, sewing and fishing.

Ruby is preceded in death by her parents, Forrest and Pearl Gallamore, her husband Billie Ray Sneed, sister Beaulah Gallamore, and three children Ruby Rogers, Charlie Sneed, and Jesse Sneed.

Ruby is survived by her children; Dana Sallee and husband Kenneth, of Wewoka; Johncy Dufresne, of Kansas City, Missouri; Jackie Miller, of Whitesboro, Texas; Kathy Brickey and husband James, of Midwest City, Oklahoma; Billie Sneed and wife Kathy, of Choctaw, Oklahoma; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great- grandchildren.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

 

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Sherman

Sorrell

Sherman L. Sorrel died Friday, June 12, 2009. He was born March 23, 1920, near Hot Springs, Ark., to Nelson and Minnie (Carpenter) Sorrell.

He went into the United States Army in March of 1942 and was discharged in September of 1945. He won six medals during his tour across Europe.

He met and married Lois Christopher Aug. 29, 1946, in San Pablo, Calif.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Marley Sorrell, Radford Sorrell, and Jim Sorrell; sisters, Virgie Pennington, Elsie McGuire, and Grace Toney.

He is survived by his wife, of the home; children, Johnnie Sorrell, Shelley Dotson, and Randy Sorrell; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Reatha Bright, Lois Cozart, Lola Sanders, and Lorene Skie, all of Hot Springs, Ark.; and brothers, Herman and Norman Sorrell, of Hot Springs, Ark.

A memorial service was held at Freedom Assembly of God, in Shawnee, where he was a member. Pastor Donnie Knight officiated the service.

Otto Spears

Funeral Services for Wewoka resident Otto Marion Spears are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday Feb. 5, 2009 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, in Wewoka, with Rev. Perry Justice officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Otto died Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at his residence, at the age of 90. He was born Nov. 15, 1918, in Sasakwa, to Norvil and Mattie (Churchman) Spears. He attended school grade school at Kight and High School at Sasakwa.

After graduation he started basic training in April of 1942 at Ft. Lewis, Wash. with the Army, during WWII. After completing basic training, he was assigned to the 44th Infantry Division under General Patton. He remained at Ft. Lewis until his transfer to Europe, in 1944. He landed in Normandy. He was one of the very few that survived.

He served in the European Theater of Operation and was a part of the D-Day Invasion. He was honorably discharged in September 1945 with many honors and awards.

Otto married Ruby Mae Scroggins, Jan. 22, 1942, in Sasakwa. They just celebrated their sixty-seventh wedding anniversary.

He was a member of Assembly God Church, of Wewoka, VFW, of Wewoka and disabled American Veterans.

Otto retired from the Oklahoma State Highway Dept. with 20 years of services as a Bridge Inspector. He will be remembered as an avid gardener with a garden like no other. He shared with all his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Jessie Scroggins, and infant brother J.T. Spears.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Mae Spears, of 67 years; son, Tommy and daughter-in-law, Thana Spears, of Sasakwa; one daughter, Kathy and son-in-law Tony Womack, of Seminole; two sisters, Alene Harris and husband Junior, of Ada and Bernita Horton, and husband Bob, of Ada; brother, Vernon Spears and wife Hazel, of Cromwell; one special brother-in-law, Leroy Scroggins and wife Ruth, of Richland Hills, Texas; six grandchildren, Kim Ward, of Stonewall, Kevin Womack and wife Tina, of Earlsboro, Kelly Rider and husband Jim, of Seminole, Tracey Morris, of Sasakwa, Wes Womack and wife Susan, of Seminole, Casey Thomas and husband Trevor, of Stonewall; fifteen great grandchildren, Brandy and John White, Jami Ward, Stoney Ward, Ashly Ward, Kodi Womack, A.J. Womack, Travis Rider, Jamie and Jason Myers, Kyle Moore, Sydney Morris, Zack Morris, Ryan Womack, Emily Womack, Kash Thomas and Kaleb Thomas; ten great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Womack, A.J. Womack, Travis Rider, John White, Stoney Ward, Trevor Thomas, Mike Horton, Kyle Moore, and Travis Lamar.

A guest book is available at www.phillipsffuneralservice. com. Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

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Natalei

Spottedcrow-Larney

Natalei Sue Spottedcrow-Larney the infant daughter of Brian Larney and Brianna Spottedcrow, of Wewoka, passed away Monday, November 9, 2009, in Ada, Oklahoma.

Natalei is survived by both parents and aunt, Ramona Spottedcrow, of the home; grandparents, Nona Cloud, of Wewoka, Lelus Spottedcrow Sr., of Red Rock, Russelland Marian Larney, of Lamar; great-grandmother, Dorothy Gutierrez, of Wetumka; uncles, Vernon Spottedcrow, of Oklahoma City, Damian Larney, of Lamar, Lelus Jr., Crystal, Amayah and Lalia Spottedcrow, of Wewoka, Keith Larney, Marschell Tiger, Dametris and Dezire’ Larney, of Okmulgee; Samantha Larney, and Tyler and Leah Harjochee, of Holdenville.

Natalei is preceded in death by great-grandparents Lee and Judy Cloud and Ryder and Serena Larney; and great-grandfather, Fred Bruner.

Wake services are scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Friday, November 13, 2009 at Middle Creek #1 Baptist Church.

Funeral Service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, November 14, 2009 at Middle Creek #1 Baptist Church with speakers Huston Tiger, Joe Bruner, Tim Harjo, and Mark Smith.

Burial will take place at the Tiger Cemetery, in Wewoka, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be: Lewis Johnson, Vernon Spottedcrow, Spencer Underwood, and Leo Cloud.

Honorary bearers will be: Keith Larney, Russell Larney, Randy Leftwhich, Lelus Spottedcrow Sr.

Natalei will be missed by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

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Lucy Stafford

Lucy Jo Stafford, a life long resident of Wewoka, passed away on October 12, 2009, in Holdenville, at the age of 82 years.

Lucy Jo was born April 20, 1927 to E.R. (Reid) and Jonne N. (Wright) Perkins. She was married to James (Jim) Stafford on March 9, 1949 and of this twenty-five year union, two sons were born.

Lucy Jo was a big presence in a small package for many years in and around Wewoka. She is survived by her son and daughter-in- law James R. and Sandy Stafford, of Holdenville; and son, John D. Stafford, of Atwood; her grandson, Sonny J. Stafford, of New York and granddaughter, Kasey A. Stafford, of Claremont, Ca.; her former daughter-in-law, Lee Jean Stafford, of Wewoka; as well as numerous, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, former husband Jim Stafford and father of Jim and John, in 2005; and her beloved granddaughter, Ann Dee Stafford.

Private graveside services were held on Wednesday, at 2 p.m., October 14, 2009, at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka, with Rev. Michael Vallandingham officiating.

Lucy's wish was in lieu of Flowers or other Memorials, a donation be made in Memory of Ann Dee Stafford, to the International Rett Syndrome Association 9121 Piscataway Rd., Suite 2-B, Clinton, Md., 20737.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

Memories of Lucy may be sent to www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

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Paul Stealey

Paul John Stealey passed away at the Solara Hospital in Shawnee on Feb. 21, 2009, at the age of 86. He was born on March 31, 1922, in Drumright, to John W. and Laura Ella Foreman Stealey.

He attended school in Beggs, and was raised in the Beggs Assembly of God Church. He loved the Lord first of all and served as a musician, Sunday School teacher, youth leader, and in many other positions. He was an accomplished musician, playing the piano, guitar and cornet.

He answered the call of his nation in World War II and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps on Oct. 10, 1942. He later transferred to the U.S. Army and served at the First Headquarters Company of The Parachute School, U.S. Army Infantry Center and School, Fort Benning, Ga. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 3, 1945. at Fort Benning.

He married the love of his life Donna M. Harvey on Aug. 17, 1947. Their two sons Raymond Jerry and Larry Dean precede him in death.

He owned the S&S Tank Truck Service in Bowlegs from 1959 to 1973. The couple then moved to Fort Worth, Texas. He retired as a Class A Machinist from American Manufacturing of Fort Worth. He served as the Steward of Local 96, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths. Forgers, Helpers, and Boilermakers Union, AFL-CIO for 10 years. He was highly valued by his union for his skill in contracts negotiation.

He served on the Board of Education of the Bowlegs Independent School District for nine years.

Paul was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Loyal Order of Moose Fraternal Organization. He was a member of Fort Worth Lodge 1100 where he served two terms as Lodge Governor. He also served for many years in various offices: Past Governor, Prelate, Trustee, Inner Guard, Ritual Chairman, and as Prelate on the Lodge Ritual Team. He received the Fellowship Degree in May 1982. He received the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, which is the highest degree awarded by the Loyal of Moose Fraternal Organization, on June 3, 1989.

He is survived by his wife Donna of the home, daughter-in-law Patricia Harper Stealey of Shawnee, and six grandchildren: Steven J. Stealey of Oklahoma City; Beverly Ann Stealey Heckard and husband Raymond Heckard, of Bethany; Lisa Lynette Stealey Tetreault and husband David Tetreault of Austin, Texas; Brian Dean Stealey of Houston, Texas; Paula Jean Weaver and husband Jim Weaver of Oklahoma City; and Amy Rae Stealey Swift and husband Randell Swift of Norman.

He had 13 great grandchildren who survive him: Samantha, Samuel, Devan, Kimberli, Timothy, Garrett, Jake, Lauren, Ashley, Patty, Jolene, Jamie, and Luke.

Also surviving him is one sister: Pearl Stealey Davis and husband Owen of Prague; three nieces: Rebecca Lynn Davis Woodard and husband Darrell Woodard, Phyllis Ann Davis, and Susan Seal; and six nephews: Robert Owen Davis III and wife Glennyce, Phillip Soule and wife Rosy, Randy Soule and wife Brenda, Jim Shull, John Shull and Bill Davis.

He was preceded in death by his two sons, his mother and father, three sisters: Sybil Soule, Myrtle Hewitt, Elsie Virginia Stealey, and one brother: Raymond Seal Stealey.

Funeral services will be held at Swearingen Funeral Home officiated by Rev. Gary Pollard, Pastor of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church. Pall bearers will be Steven J. Stealey, Brian D. Stealey, Raymond G. Heckard Jr., Randell D. Swift, David S. Tetreault and Jim M. Weaver.

 

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Gene Stewart

Wewoka resident Harold (Gene) Eugene Stewart, age 80, died Saturday, June 27, 2009, in Seminole.

He was born July 25, 1928, n Butner, to W.O. and Gertrude (Halk) Stewart. He attended Butner Schools and worked for D and B International as a Brake Mechanic. After his retirement he worked as a farmer.

He married Marjorie Parsons July 10, 1948 in Wewoka.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Maurice Stewart; grandson, Tyler Stewart, and sister June Stewart.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Phillip, Adam, and Joe Stewart; and daughter, Regina Guess, all of Wewoka; eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday July 2, 2009 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jerry States officiating and burial at Sawyer Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

A guest book is available at wwwphillipsfuneralservices.com

 

 

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Joseph Stewart

Joseph Pike Stewart passed away at Epic Medical Center in Eufaula, Oklahoma, on Wednesday December 17, 2009, at the age of 54.

The body will be taken to the home at 1724 Seran Drive, in Wewoka, Saturday at 1 p.m. Wake Services will be Monday, December 21, 2009, at Indian Nation Baptist Church in Seminole, Oklahoma from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2009, at First Baptist Church, in Seminole, Oklahoma with Rev. Bill Barnett officiating and Rev. Lewis Johnson assisting. Interment will follow at Resthaven Cemetery in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Joseph Pike Stewart was born September 18, 1955, in Gardenia, California, to Robert and Pauline Stewart. Joseph graduated from Verdugo Hills High School, in Tujunga, California. Joseph enjoyed playing pool, riding his Harley, watching old western movies, listening to music. He had a huge heart and would always be there to rescue family and friends. He was known to many as uncle Joe and will be greatly missed. He was the Maintenance Supervisor with the Seminole Nation.

Joseph is preceded in death by his father Robert Stewart, and Brother Cortney Stewart and a sister Regina Stabler.

He is survived by his mother, Pauline Stewart, of the home; brothers and sisters, Darlene and husband Charles, of Wewoka, Oklahoma, Robert W. Stewart Jr., of Lancaster California, Alberta Morrow and husband David, of Calvin Oklahoma; and ten grandchildren.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Earnest

Stillwell, Sr.

Longtime Seminole resident Earnest Stillwell, Sr. died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, in Norman, at the age of 85.

He was born May 2, 1924, in Idabel, to Henry and Elum (Flenoy) Stillwell.

He married Mable (Sneed) Stillwell on May 10, 1947. He served in the United States Army during WWII and received the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal. He then went on to work as a mechanic at Tinker Air Force Base until he retired. He was a Deacon and President of the Usher Board as a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. He served his community by volunteering his time to register and drive them to the polls.

He is survived by his children, Earnestine Galbreath, of Moore, Earnest Stillwell, Jr., of Seminole, Janie Haywood, of Moore, J. Helen Perkins, of Cordova, Tenn., Jimmy L. Stillwell, of Norman, Sheretha Kay Stillwell, of Norman, Henry Stillwell, of Compton, Calif., and Shirley Williams, of Seminole, he is also survived by a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Walter Roper; and brothers, Houston James, Henry Stillwell, Jr. and Herman Stillwell.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 2009 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Gains and Rev. Bobby Curry officiating. Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka, with military honors.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons; Marlon Galbreath I, Lee Pierce, Kenney Patillio, Timothy Stillwell, Brian Cook, and great-grandsons, Marlon Galbreath II, and Jaleel Mouton.

George

Stolinas Jr.

Seminole resident George Stolinas, Jr. died Feb. 8, 2009 at the age of 62. He was born Aug. 24, 1946 in Hartford, Conn., to George and Marie (Prislupsky) Stolynas.

He served in the United States Marine Corps for five years from 1964 to 1969 where he earned the rank of SP4 E-4 and received a purple heart during Vietnam. He also served in the United States army for three years from 1970 to 1973. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign War.

He formerly worked at Sigma Meat Processing Plant, in Seminole, as a Boiler Operator.

Interment is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va., with full military honors.

Surviving him are his daughters, Tara Stolinas Clark, of Westfield, Mass., Georgie Anne Stolinas-Brunton, of Old Lyme, Conn.; and sisters, Gloria "Joanne" Beresford, of West Suffield, Conn, Beverly Wheeler, of East Hartland, Conn., and Irene "Betty" Lynch, of Westfield, Mass

He is preceded in death by his parents George and Marie Stolynas, and sister Karen Jane Stolynas.

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

 

 

 

Brenda Stone

Brenda Leona Stone, age 52, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, in Shawnee.

She was born Feb. 17, 1957 in Shawnee, to Lloyd Eldon Stone, Sr. and Bonnie Lee Gillaspy. She was raised in Seminole and was a graduate of Seminole High School.

Stone moved to the Tecumseh area in 2004. She worked as a caregiver.

She is survived by her daughter, Amy Carder, of Shawnee; mother, Bonnie Gillaspy; sister, Beverly Sanford, of Holdenville; brothers, Lloyd E. Stone, Jr., of Loon Lake, Wash. Michael Stone, of Wisconsin; and half-brother, Stanley Whittaker, of Greeley, Colo.

She is preceded in death by her father and her half-sister, Cathy Vandigriff.

Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2009 at Living Word Church, in Shawnee with Pastor Cliff Briscoe officiating.

Burial followed at New Hope Cemetery, in Tecumseh under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home, of Holdenville.

Pallbearers were Art Henry, William Sanford, Shawn Sanford, Scott Snider, Jonny Snider, and Cody Sanford.

Honorary bearers are James Stone, Aaron Miller, Ron Brawdy, Max Hause, and Clark Anderson.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in her memory to 2830 N. Union, Shawnee, 74801.

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

Terry Storts

Former Seminole resident Terry Wayne Storts, age 54, of Bristow, died March 14, 2009 in Bristow.

He was born Feb. 22, 1955 in Holdenville, to Marvin and Doris (Mott) Storts. He worked as a pipe liner from 1983 to 2006. He graduated from Henryetta High School and attended Oklahoma State University Okmulgee and received a degree in diesel mechanics.

He married Lenora Ann Fowler on Dec. 6, 1975, in Henryetta and they were members of the First Church of God, in Bristow.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Lenora Ann Storts, of the home; sons, Nathan Storts, of Jones and Daniel Storts, of Oklahoma City; mother, Doris Storts, of Henryetta; sisters, Sherry Fowler, of Pauls Valley and Lana Rose, of Henryetta; brothers, Robby Storts, of Sapulpa and Brian Storts, of Coweta.

His father, Rev. Marvin L. Storts, precedes him in death.

Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 18 at the First Church of God (320 S. Walnut), in Bristow, with Rev. Tim Mosher officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the New Senora Cemetery under the direction of the Rogers Funeral Home.

 

 

Terry Storts

Former Seminole resident Terry Wayne Storts died Saturday March 14, 2009, in Bristow, at the age of 54.

He was born Feb. 22, 1955, in Holdenville, to Marvin and Doris (Mott) Storts. He worked as a pipe liner from 1983 to 2006. He graduated from Henryetta High school and attended OSU Okmulgee and received a degree in diesel mechanics.

He married Lenora Ann Fowler Dec. 6, 1975, in Henryetta and they were members of the First Church of God, in Bristow.

He is preceded in death by his father, Rev. Marvin L. Storts.

He is survived by his wife, Lenora Storts, of the home; sons, Nathan Storts, of Jones and Daniel Storts, of Oklahoma City; mother, Doris Storts, of Henryetta; sisters, Sherry Fowler, of Pauls Valley and Lana Rose, of Henryetta; and brothers, Robby Storts, of Sapulpa and Brian Storts, of Coweta.

Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 18 at the First Church of God (320 S. Walnut), in Bristow. Rev. Tim Mosher is officiating. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the New Senora Cemetery under the direction of the Rogers Funeral Home.

Leo Streater

Leo "Tink" Streater, age 72, of Wewoka, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 in Holdenville.

He was born July 21, 1935 in Wewoka, to Arthur Streater and Golden Brown.

He married Delois June Lemons in 1955, in Holdenville.

He graduated from Baptist Bible College, in Springfield, Mo. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church.

Streater was a self-employed rancher. The family lived in Sand Springs, until 1976 and went to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada as Missionaries until 1989. They returned to Wewoka and made their home southwest of Wewoka at Tate Mountain.

Preceding him in death are his parents; his wife, Delois; brothers and sisters, Ed Streater, Sue Davis, Mamie Tilley, Nell Streater, Bess Streater, and Dorthia Streater.

Survivors include his daughter, Karen Streater; sons, Brian Streater and Alan Streater, all of Wewoka; brothers and Sisters, Frank Streater, of Wewoka, Sonny Streater, of Wewoka, Maxine Scribner, of Midland, Texas, and D’Ann Anderson, of Albuquerque, N.M; and three grandchildren.

Funeral Services were scheduled for 10a.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Stout-Phillips Chapel with Rev. Michael Vallandingham of First Baptist Church, officiated and burial followed at Tate Mountain Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

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Karla

Strozier

Karla "Sandy" Kasondra Strozier passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at the age of 62, in St. George, Utah. She was born Nov. 13, 1946, in Seminole, to Leonard F. and Jo Ann Edgell Cooper.

Sandy was raised in Seminole, where she attended elementary school and graduated from Seminole High School, class of 1965. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Las Vegas, Nev. There, she met James Marvin Strozier. They were married Nov. 8, 1968, in Las Vegas. During this time, Jim was serving in the U.S. Air Force. After he was discharged in 1970, they moved their family to Shreveport, La., where they have lived for the past 39 years. Sandy was an EMT for five years.

Sandy was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was fun loving, very caring, and had a great sense of humor. She loved to visit with friends and family and she loved to go to Wal-Mart.

Sandy was an excellent cook and enjoyed traveling. Sandy was a sweetheart who made sacrifices for her family and is loved dearly by them, her brothers and sisters and especially her husband and children. She was an exceptional mother and a great daughter-in-law. She will be deeply missed.

Surviving family include her husband, James "Jim" Marvin Strozier, of Shreveport, La.; two sons, James Marvin Strozier and Stephen Bryan Strozier (future daughter-in-law, Kelly) all of Shreveport, La.; brothers, Fredrick Mark (Wilma) Cooper of Noble, and Kent (Susie) Cooper, of Las Vegas, Nev.; sisters, Lenella Jane (Nicholas) Grifo, of Las Vegas, Nev. and Margo (Jack) Webber, of Seminole.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and siblings, Joquita Cooper, Lisa Lea Cooper Thompson and Richard Cooper.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 16, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the Seminole LDS Ward Chapel, 2500 John Street, Seminole. There will be a viewing held Monday, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to the services at the Chapel. Interment will take place in the Little Cemetery, Little.

 

 

 

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Don Stuart

Don L. Stuart, 77 year-old, longtime businessman and Seminole resident passed from this life Sunday, April 19, 2009, at his home that he built with his own hands, and he entered into the house the Lord had built for him. He was born October 22, 1931, in Macomb, Oklahoma, to parents John Roy Stuart and Audrey Mattie (Cowan) Stuart.

Don graduated from Macomb High School in 1950. He then went straight to work. He was a Master Barber where he owned and operated his own barbershop, "Don’s Barber Shop" on Main Street in Seminole for over 50 years. That wasn’t Don’s only interest he was also a rancher who loved to raise Limousine Cattle. He spent some time working in the oilfield. He also gave to the community by building the "Hidden Hills" mobile home park south of Seminole, which he has owned and operated for many years.

Don had so many different passions, from raising cattle to rebuilding an old Studebaker Automobile that was published in 1961 Hotrod Magazine winning a top award. He was also a member of the Seminole First Baptist Church and he was a lifetime member of the National Limousine Association.

Perhaps Don’s greatest passion was the love he had for his wife and High School sweetheart, Virginia Mae "Giny" Stovall who he married on February 4, 1950, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. This past February they celebrated 59 years of marriage.

Don leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Virginia "Giny" Stuart, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Michael Barsky, of Plano, Texas; one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Katherine Stuart, of Lampe, Missouri; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Delbert and Helen Stovall, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Cecil and Cathy Stovall, of Corpus Christy, Texas; one sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Galen Nelson, of Grants Pass, Oregon; one sister-in-law, Alberta Stovall, of Ponca City, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Christopher Stuart, of Allen, Texas, Clark and his wife Rachel Stuart, of Battlefield, Missouri, Sarah Barsky, of Paris, Texas and Suzanne Barsky, of Plano, Texas; as well as a host of other family and dear friends.

Don is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, James C. Stuart, and by one brother-in-law, A.J. Stovall who died in 2007.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at the First Baptist Church, 420 Reid Street, Seminole, Oklahoma. Dr. Tommy Clark and Russell Vicars will officiate. Entombment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, in Seminole, Oklahoma.

The family has designated the First Baptist Bridge Project as appropriate for memorial donations in Don’s Memory, 420 Reid Street, Seminole, Oklahoma, 74868.

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

 

 

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Billie

Sullivan

Billie Jean Sullivan, 84 year-old, former Seminole resident died Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at Meadowlakes Estates Nursing Home, in Oklahoma City. She was born Sept. 11, 1924 in Alluwe, to Roy Lee Sullivan and Vera Alta (Stevenson) Sullivan.

She worked as a bookkeeper for many years most recently at Grossmont Hospital, in San Diego, Calif., until her retirement several years ago. She was also a 1943 graduate of Seminole High School.

She is survived by her sons, Britt Willis, of Oklahoma City and Glendon Bruening, of Elk City; daughters, Vera Jeanne "Jean" Landon-Myers, of Kelseyville, Calif. and Rosemary Royce, of Lexington, Ind.; nine grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Teresea Robinson.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, May 30, 2009 at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole.

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

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

 

 

 

Earney

Tarpley

Longtime Seminole County resident Earney (Jack) Tarpley, age 92, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Seminole Integris Hospital, in Seminole. Jack was a retired farmer and served in the US Army.

He was born July 4, 1916, to Roy and Bertha (Eaves) Tarpey.

He is survived by his niece, Kristi Williams and nephew, Wesley Williams, of the home; brother, Verlin Tarpley, of Norman; great niece Kelli Gaines; great nephews, Kevin Hand and Steven Hand; brother-in-law, Wade Hand; as well as numerous other extended family members.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Bertha Tarpley; five brothers, George Tarpley, Ed Tarpley, O’dell Tarpley, Marvin Tarpley, and Chelsea Tarpley; four sisters, Wanda Hand, Norma Hale, Mary Lou Watters, and Inez McNintosh.

A memorial service for Jack will be held at AKASVMKV "Faith Church" with Dan Factor officiating, at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 14, at 400 S. Wewoka Ave., in Wewoka.

 

 

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Francene

Taylor

Francene "Fran" Taylor, 74 year-old, longtime Seminole resident passed from this life Saturday, March 7, 2009 in Seminole, Oklahoma. She was born Aug. 10, 1934, in Tecumseh, Oklahoma to parents Coleman Ray Crane and Anna Lee (Dixon) Crane.

Fran graduated from Tecumseh High School and later married Kenneth "Ken" Taylor on May 17, 1952, at Rock Creek Baptist Church.

Fran had worked for Joe Mills Well Service for many years and later retired from Interfin. However, "retirement" didn't seem to be in Fran's vocabulary. She continued to be very active in the Seminole's Elks Lodge where she worked along with her husband Ken in many various capacities from hostess to cook.

She also served as a substitute teacher for Seminole Public Schools. Fran always had an absolute love for children and always made them feel very special.

Fran was of the Baptist faith. She loved being involved with many social gatherings no matter if it were at the lake, or the lodge (especially the "Oil Barron's Ball") or just hanging out with the grandchildren and their friends at home. She always made sure everyone had enough to eat and that she hugged every neck.

Fran leaves to cherish her memory her husband of almost 57 years, Ken Taylor of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Donna Taylor, of Antrim, New Hampshire; two daughters, Lea Ann Taylor, of Ada, Oklahoma and Karen Everett, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; one brother, Charles Crane, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Jennifer and Jeremy Pippenger, Matt Pippenger, Royce and Erica Pochinski, Kristen Taylor, Brandon Taylor and Taylor Everett; eight great-grandchildren, Shelby, Caitlynn, Logan, Maddox, Jaken, Aiden, Maverick and Zayne; she is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

Fran was preceded in death by her parents.

Fran will always be remembered for her sweet, sweet smile; her love for others and her knack of making everyone feel special.

A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2009 at the Seminole Elks Lodge.

Viewing will be held at Swearingen Funeral Home on Monday (3-9-09) and Tuesday (3-10-09) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. only, prior to cremation.

Arrangements 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

 

 

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Audrey

Taylor

Audrey Mary (Nunn) Taylor, age 79, and long-time resident of Konawa, died at her home in Konawa, on Monday, Sept. 21, 2009.

She was born Oct. 7, 1929, in Berry St. Edmound, England, to Alfred and Elizabeth (Wilding) Nunn. She was the youngest in the family, and she came to the United States after WWII. She lived in the Konawa area for the rest of her life.

She is survived by her daughter, Venita Taylor, of Ada.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Yvonne Taylor; brothers and five sisters.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, at Cummings Cemetery, in Maud. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa, and visitation is Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home, 217 N. Broadway, Konawa. Rev. Tim Martin will officiate.

 

 

 

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Myrna Teague

Myrna Louise Sanderson Teague was born September 8, 1940 in her grandparents’ home in Dillard, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of (Mary) Jeanette Roberts Sanderson and Luther Leland Sanderson.

Myrna was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in February of 2008 and while cancer may have won the battle for her body, she won the war of the spirit. She joined her father, her husband, Samuel DeWayne Teague, and her son, Phillip Wayne Inman, in heaven, on October 29, 2009.

Myrna lived with her parents in Chickasha, Oklahoma until she was four years old when the family moved to Wewoka, Oklahoma where she resided for many years. She attended Wewoka Public Schools and earned her cosmetology license from Shawnee Beauty School, in 1958. While living in Wewoka, she worked as a unit secretary at Holdenville Hospital and was co-owner of House of Carpets. She also worked for her friend, Bert Rice, at Ann's Lady's Ready-to-Wear, in Wewoka. In 1977, Myrna joined the Seminole yard of Dowell as a dispatcher and subsequently earned her Drilling Fluids Engineering Certificate from Seminole Junior College. She was then transferred to the El Reno yard where she was one of two women nationally who worked in the field as a mud engineer. She also worked for the Oklahoma City Piper Airplane dealership at Wiley Post Airport in the early 1980’s.

Myrna moved to Midland-Odessa, Texas in 1985, where she was employed with the FDIC and Yale E. Key Energy Services. In 1999, Myrna moved to Ruidoso, New Mexico where she and husband DeWayne Teague owned and operated the Winner's Inn Motel.

After DeWayne passed away, Myrna made a home with her mother, Jeanette, in Flower Mound, Texas and, beginning in 2005, in Norman, Oklahoma. Myrna was a lifetime member of the Methodist Church and had recently attended services at Goodrich Memorial United Methodist (Norman) and Noble United Methodist Church, but her heart and her membership still remains with Chinn's Chapel United Methodist Church in Copper Canyon Texas, a church whose founding membership included her great grandparents, the Little Family of Bartonville, Texas.

Myrna was beautiful and stylish, inside and out. She was smart and wryly funny and the most efficient and reliable person most of us will ever know. She was an exceptionally good friend, and those who were lucky enough to be counted among her intimates were blessed by her kindness, her strength, her loyalty, her thoughtfulness, and her compassion.

Myrna raised her children with discipline and love, modeling for them the virtues of devotion, responsibility and duty, instilling in them a work ethic that is a pale imitation of her own, and gifting them with an unshakeable belief in the importance of family ties.

She was a loving daughter, oftentimes sacrificing her own comfort and interests for the sake of her parents' well being. As a sister, she was not only a fiercely protective sibling, but also a dear and trusted friend.

Myrna is survived by her daughters, Jeanetta Louise Calhoun Mish and husband Kyran, of Norman, Oklahoma, and Nancy Ellen Mathis Bryant and fiancé Kenny Johnson, of Norman, Oklahoma; her mother, Mary Jeanette Sanderson, of Norman, Oklahoma; her brothers Roger Sanderson, of San Jose, Costa Rica, and Larry Sanderson and wife Linda, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, and her grandson Michael Wayne Madron, of Holdenville, Oklahoma. The Roberts and Steele families of Love and Carter Counties were her special cousins, especially Nell, George Ann, and June. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, the Wewoka High School Class of 1958, her friends and neighbors at Fiddler's Green, and her cat, Dolly.

The family, expressing Myrna's sentiments and their own, would like to thank Dr. Joan Walker, Dr. Katherine Moxley, and the clinic's several other doctors as well as the clinic and chemo nurses, the medical students, residents, fellows, and staff of the OU Physicians Gynecological Oncology Clinic and Presbyterian Hospital 7 East for their continuing dedication to the fight against ovarian cancer and for their warmth and compassion during Myrna's tenure in their care.

Services will be held at Primrose Funeral Service, in Norman, on Tuesday, November 3, at 2 p.m.; graveside services will be held at Sunset Memory Gardens, in Odessa Texas, on Friday, November 6 at 2 p.m.

A potluck meal will be served at the Fiddler's Green clubhouse (Chautauqua and Heather Glen, Norman) at 12 p.m. on the day of the service and you are invited to join the family for visitation at this time.

Myrna loved flowers and floral tributes are welcome; they may be sent either to Primrose Funeral Service or to Sunset Memory Gardens in Odessa, Texas. Friends and family may also choose to send donations for the aid and comfort of gynecological cancer patients under the care of the OU Physicians Gynecology Oncology Department, Attn: Dr. Joan Walker, 825 NE 10th, Suite 5200, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104.

 

 

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Terry TeeHee

Seminole resident Terry TeeHee, age 41, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009 in Tulsa.

He was born July 16, 1967 to Ross and Lottie TeeHee, in Oklahoma City.

He is survived by his brother, Wally TeeHee; and sisters, Josie Murry, Joan Tebe, Betty Fraire and Shirley Perez.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Ross and Lottie TeeHee; and two brothers, Russell TeeHee and Ross TeeHee Jr.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2009 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel, in Seminole. Rev. Arthur Carpenter and Rev. Houston Tiger will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, in Little.

Pallbearers will be: Wally TeeHee, Ross Perez, Justin Perez, Steven Tebe, Jacob Tebe and Lesandro Fraire.

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

 

 

 

Larry Thacker

Larry Ray Thacker, Sr., 62, passed from this life October 11, 2009. Larry was born to Charles Thacker and Bernice Wright on May 10, 1947 in Dryden, Va.

He was a very proud veteran that served from 1966 until 1968 in the Vietnam War, in the Army. In 1978 he enlisted in the Virginia National Guard until 1997. During this time he served in Germany and also Desert Storm. He retired at the rank of Staff Sergeant. In 1969 he went to work for Holston Defense in Kingsport, Tenn., and in 1972 began working for Westmoreland Coal Company and retired in 1995. He was a member of United Mine Workers of America.

In 1996 he relocated to Shawnee, to be closer to his mother and siblings. In 1998 he relocated to Seminole, where he lived until his passing.

His hobbies included hunting and fishing. He was a "wanna-be" car salesman. He traded cars quite often during which time he developed many dear friends at Seminole Ford.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Thacker and Bernice Wright.

He is survived by his son, Larry Ray Thacker, Jr. (Pug) and life partner Joel Beard, of Charlotte, N.C.; two grandsons, Nicholaus and Landon Thacker, of Sherrills Ford, N.C.; four sisters, Donna Stewart and husband Rick, of Shawnee, Kathy Addington and husband Berl, of Noble, Connie Wright and life partner Taz, of Shawnee, Janet Lynn Thacker, of Tenn; one brother, Ricky Wright and wife Christine, of Shawnee; numerous nieces, nephews, great nephews, aunts and uncles.

Family visitation will be 6 - 8 p.m., Thursday October 15 at Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday October 16, 2009 at First Christian Church, in Shawnee. Reverend Mike McCauley officiating. Internment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park, Shawnee.

Pallbearers are David Postoak, Vernon Houck, Tony Koehler, Cletus Koehler, Ricky Wright and Dacota Wright.

 

 

 

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Karen

Thomas

Karen Elaine (Diamond) Thomas, age 49, of Maud, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, at her home, in Maud. She was born July 11, 1960 in Orlando, Fla., to Irving James Diamond and Ethel Arlene (Stroup) Diamond.

She graduated from Butner High School in 1978 and continued her education at Seminole State College. She was of the Baptist faith. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her sons, Cody, Josh and Dylan Thomas, all of the home; daughter, Autumn Thomas, of the home; brothers, Bob Diamond, of Prosper, Texas, Kenneth Diamond, of Harrah, and John Diamond, of McKinney, Texas; sisters, Julia Dee, of Mustang, and Patty Tracy, of Eufaula.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole.. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery located 8 miles north of Seminole on Hwy 99.

Memorial donations can be made in memory of, Karen Diamond Thomas, to P.O. Box 550, Seminole, Oklahoma 74868.

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

 

 

 

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Mark

Thomas

Mark A. Thomas, age 49, went to heaven on Dec. 28, 2008. He was born Feb. 27, 1959, in Wewoka, to Jack D. Thomas and Mollie J. Chaney Thomas.

He lived in Dayton, Nev. for the last four years coming from Reno, Nev. He graduated from Wewoka High School in May 1980 and attended college in both East Central University, in Ada, and in Western Nev., Community College, in Carson City, Nev.

He loved all kinds of sports and would have made a great sports broadcaster. He was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan and Elvis enthusiast. In the earlier years of CB radio use, his handle was "Curve Ball". He loved animals and had an optimistic and positive outlook on life.

Mark has joined his mother Mollie Thomas who went to heaven on Aug. 5, 2004.

He is survived by his father, Jack D. Thomas, of Dayton, Nev.; brother, Jay Thomas, of Yukon; sister, Kaye Knight, of Dayton, Nev.; cousins Diane and Brian Rowlette; and uncle AB Chaney, all of Wewoka. He was an uncle and great uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. Private family service will be held in Nevada.

 

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Nellie Thompson

Funeral services for Seminole resident Nellie Thompson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, September 3, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate.

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

Thompson died Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at Seminole Estates Nursing Center in Seminole.

She was born to John and Elizabeth James in Texas County, Missouri on February 16, 1915.

Thompson was a lifelong resident of the Seminole area.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Thompson, on May 8, 1970; five brothers; one half-brother; and four sisters.

Thompson is survived by several nieces and nephews and two special friends, Norma Penuel and Donna Stanley.

J.B Thurman

J.B. Thurman, age 81, a Sasakwa resident, died June 17, 2009, at the Clinton Veterans Center, in Clinton.

He was born Sept. 2, 1927, in Sasakwa, to the Sammy and Easter (Cudjo) Thurman.

He was affiliated with Thomas Town Baptist Church at an early age, where he served as an honorary deacon for many years.

Thurman served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952 and received an honorable discharge. After serving his country, he worked as a carpenter, laborer, farmer, and later for Big Yank as night watchman until his health would no longer permit.

He is survived by his sister, Mary Lee Taylor, of Spencer; brothers, James Thurman, of Oklahoma City and Wallace Thurman, of Sasakwa.

Preceding him in death are his parents; and sisters, Bessie Thurman Warrior, and Bertha Thurman Warrior.

Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27,2009, at Thomas Town Baptist Church with Reverend Opal Jackson officiating and burial at Thomas Town Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, of Wewoka.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Lynn Tiger

Lynn Keith Tiger, age 53, years of Owasso, died Friday, April 10, 2009, in Tulsa.

He was born May 9, 1955, Barney and Imogene Emarthla Tiger.

He was the second to the oldest of four brothers and three sisters. He was an employee of the Asplundh Tree Expert Company. He was a graduate of Holdenville High School and attended Bacone College and Oklahoma University.

He is survived by five daughters and eleven grandchildren.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, at Cold Springs Church, in Seminole County, with Paul Fixico and Johnny Factor as speakers.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Tiger, Chris Tiger, Dorsey Tiger Jr., Jimmy, Tiger, Johnny Tiger, David Klochr, and Gilbert Beard.

Honorary bearers will be Bud Keesee, Daryl Byerly, Gary Testerman, Wesley Factor, Jerry Lowe, and Jim Stewart.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, of Wewoka.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Richmond Tiger

Lifelong Seminole resident Richmond Jimmie Tiger died Tuesday, August 4, 2009 in Midwest City, at the age of 81.

He was born on May 17, 1928 in Okmulgee to Benjamin Tiger and Susie (Lowe) Tiger. 

On June 7, 1953 he married Elena (Larney) Tiger in Seminole.

He worked at Tinker Air Force Base as a part inspector for 13 years. 

In 1978 he was elected Chief of the Seminole Nation Tribe. 

After he served as Chief for the Seminole Nation Tribe he worked at the General Motors plant in Oklahoma City and retired in 1981. 

He was a former member and president of Strother School Board a Mekuskey Band Member as well as a member of the Hitchitee United Methodist Church. 

He served in the United States Army during the Korean War as a Corporal in the 45th Division.

He is survived by his wife of the home, Elena Larney Tiger, one son, Charles Tiger of Seminole, three daughters; Regina Tiger of Rockville, Md., Lavonna Tiger of Seminole and Inetta Tiger of Rockville, Md., one sister, Elsie Jean Tecumseh of Henryetta and one grandson, Russell Bear.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, August 8, 2009 at the Hitchitee United Methodist Church in Seminole with Nelson Scott Harjo and Victor Underwood officiating.

Interment will follow at Hitchitee Church Cemetery with Military Honors performed by the Seminole Nation Color Guard.

Casket Bearers will be: Mike Bear, Russell Bear, Bill Larney, Cecil Larney, Kevin Larney and Larry Joe Larney.

Honorary Bearers will be: Jim Davis, Pete Amos, Gary Montgomery, Victor Underwood, Andrew Alexander, Tip Underwood, and Houston Yeager.

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

 

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Winfred Tinsley

Winfred Keith Tinsley, 87 year-old, longtime Seminole resident passed from this life on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 in Seminole. 

He was born September 27, 1921 in Anaheim, Calif., to parents John and Belle Tinsley. 

On July 25, 1943 he married Florene Alice Guinn in Little.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge #833. 

He was also the oldest and longest continuous member of the American Legion Huntington Beach Post 133 at 63 years.

Winfred graduated from Huntington Beach Elementary School in 1936 and Huntington Beach Union High School in 1940; while in high school he lettered in track as a hurdler. 

After graduation he went to work for Lockheed Manufacturing in Los Angeles, Calif., as a machinist on the Lockheed Hudson Bomber. 

With the outbreak of WWII he joined the navy in May of 1942. 

After boot camp he was transferred to Norman, Oklahoma where he was part of the opening group of the naval air station. 

Before his honorable discharged at San Pedro, Calif., on November 24, 1945 he obtained the rank of Coxswain. 

After his discharge he worked for Western American Oil Company in Huntington Beach, Calif. 

In 1950 he began work as a custodian and bus driver for Huntington Beach Elementary School. 

He retired from the school district in 1975 as Director of Maintenance and Operation for 13 school sites. 

He and his wife, Florene, moved to Seminole in the summer of 1979. 

He was an avid supporter of Seminole athletics as was especially fond of the Seminole girls track team. 

He took thousands of pictures during athletic events, which he gladly gave to the athletes.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Jack L. Tinsley and his wife Lajuana of Seminole, Ronald Tinsley and his wife Marcie of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; two granddaughters, Tera Black and her husband Jamie of Mathews, North Carolina, Alison Tinsley of Seminole; one grandson, Shane Tinsley and his wife Tara of Shawnee; great granddaughters, Abbey Tinsley, Rianne Tinsley, Emma Arnold, Haley Black and Cassidy Black; he is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

Winfred is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, five brothers, two sisters and one granddaughter, Natalie Black.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes contributions be made to the Seminole High School girls’ track team in memory of Winfred Tinsley, P.O. Box 1031, Seminole, Oklahoma 74868.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, August 15, 2009 at the First Baptist Church in Seminole. 

Dr. Tommy Clark will officiate. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole.

Casket Bearers will be: Kenneth Cannon, Duane Erwin, Jim Cantrell, Robert Foxx, Kay Dotson and Herman Ritchie.

Honorary Bearers will be: Cecil Sullivan and the Adult "G" Men's Sunday School Class at Seminole First Baptist Church.

 

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Joan Totty

Longtime Seminole resident Joan M. Totty passed away on Aug. 16, 2009, in Seminole, Oklahoma, at the age of 67.

She was born on June 21, 1942, in Grubbs, Arkansas, to Archie and Nora (Pippenger) Cooper. She was a member of the Harvey Road Baptist Church.

She married Elmer Totty on July 21, 1958 in St. Louis, Illinois, he preceded her in death on January 14, 2008, she is also preceded in death by her parents.

She leaves to cherish her memories; three daughters and sons-in-law: Rebecca and Mike Leach of Bonanza, Arkansas, Judy and Gary Lane of Seminole, Oklahoma, Joanne and Roger Mills of Seminole, Oklahoma, three sisters; Jane Cooper of Oregon, Helen Moore of Kentucky and Pat Thomas of California, two brothers, Jerry Cooper of Arkansas and Bobby Cooper of California. She is also survived by six grandchildren; DeAnna Copeland, Traci Bradley, Kimberly Wilson, Wesley Lane, Derrick Ishman and Heath Ishman, four great grandchildren; Colton Copeland, Connor Copeland, Julian Bradley and Garret Ishman.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, Little, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be: Roger Mills, Gary Lane, Mike Leach, Derrick Ishman and Heath Ishman.

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

 

 

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Eugene

Townsend

Eugene "Gene" Townsend, age 91, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at Norman Veterans Center, in Norman.

He was born in Konawa, on June 21, 1918, to Everett Townsend and Vertie Mae (Cox) Townsend. In his early adult years, he drove an ambulance and was a mortician’s assistant at Watt’s Funeral Home, in Konawa. He then worked in the oilfield and as a farmer. He served his country in the Army during World War II serving in the Philippines, the Figi Islands and the Solomon Islands. He received the Marksmanship Award. After the service, he began working and traveling for Parker Drilling Company.

On Nov. 30, 1946, he married Leatrice Joy Ramsey, in Konawa. After they moved to Lindsay, in 1962, he worked for Western Propane Company, and then for Western Dozers, Inc.

Upon retirement, Gene began running "Hot-Shot" for Chandler Auto until he entered the Norman Veterans Center.

He was a member of the American Legion and he also supported his wife, daughters and granddaughters in Girl Scouts, setting up and tearing down camps, transporting girls, and selling Girl Scout Cookies. He also supported them by buying, eating and giving cookies to others.

He is survived by his daughters, Rhoda Rutter and Jana Boyce, both of Lindsay, and Cheryl Daniels, of Oklahoma City; brother, Benton Townsend, of Oklahoma City; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife; parents; and six brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at Green Hill Cemetery, in Lindsay, with Chaplain Danny Daniels officiating. The American Legion Ball Smith Post 23 presented military honors.

Services were under the direction of B.G. Boydston Funeral Home, of Lindsay.

Memorial contributions may be made to Delta Public Transit, 308 S.W. Second St., Lindsay, 73052.

Condolences for the family may be made online at www.boydstonfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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Shirley

Trimarchi

Shirley Ester Trimarchi, of Midwest City, died Monday, May 4, 2009. She was born Feb 4, 1941, in Lima.

She is survived by her daughters, Tammy Lynn Carrel, of Rockwall, Texas and Regina Dawn Tindell, of Oklahoma City; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Clifford Grisham, of Lima and Kenneth Grisham, of Oklahoma City; and sister, Mary Hunter, of Syracuse, N.Y.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Trimarchi.

Services were held Friday, May 8, at 2 p.m., at the Cornerstone Church, 9900 SE 15th Street, in Midwest City.

 

Mildred

Trobaugh

Services for Mildred Jean Carrigan Trobaugh, 64, Ada, are 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Faith Assembly of God Church, Rev. Greg Pollard will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

Mrs. Trobaugh died Monday, April 20, 2009 at her home. She was born February 25, 1945 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Odis Jean and Mildred Viola Welliver Carrigan. She attended Prarie Valley School and graduated from Byng School of Nursing, in August 1981.

She married Nelson Kaye Trobaugh April 3, 1964 in Ada, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death August 4, 2007, in Ada. Mrs. Trobaugh was an aide at Valley View Regional Hospital and later was a Licensed Practical Nurse at Ballard Nursing Center, Stonegate Nursing Center, in Stonewall and Halo Hospice, in Ada. She moved to Ada in 1963 from Seminole. She was a member of Faith Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Jeannie Ruston and husband Tony, Ada; grandchildren, Ryan Hudson, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Damian, Nia and Lee Ruston, of Ada; one sister, Lynett Jones, and husband Roy, Ada; a brother, Wendell Carrigan, Okemah; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a sister, Delois June Carrigan.

Bearers will be Michael Jones, Dwayne Jones, Neal Ron Trobaugh, Noel Don Trobaugh, Damian Ruston and Lee Ruston.

The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for Cancer Research, 825 NE 13th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104-5097.

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

Paul Troglin

Services for Seminole County resident Paul Edward Troglin are scheduled for 10 a.m., Jan. 3, 2009, at Immanuel Fellowship Church, 3103 Hwy. 3 N., in Seminole. Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home. Pastor Tim Tate and Mitchell Hennen will officiate the service.

Paul went to be with his Savior on Dec. 29, 2008, after suffering congestive heart failure. Paul was born in Seminole County on Dec. 15, 1932. He was the first of seven children born to Harry and Delora Troglin.

He attended Taylor School, Bowlegs School, and school in Burton, Kan., and graduated from Nelogany High School, in Nelogany, in 1953. Paul served in the U.S. Army with the 36th Field Artillery Battalion from 1955 to 1957. Later he graduated from Oklahoma State Tech, in Okmulgee.

Paul worked in oilfield well servicing, a machine shop in Tulsa, and retired in 1992 from the City of Seminole after spending 22 years working at the golf course and the waste water treatment plant. After retirement he took up oilfield bit tipping for a while and spent many years cutting and baling hay.

Paul married Patricia Crews on Oct. 18, 1956. To this union were born three daughters: Debra, Delana, and Paula June, who died in infancy. Paul also had one special nephew, Evan Pierce, who was a son to him and a brother to his daughters.

Paul was a dedicated family man who loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren dearly.

Paul was preceded in death by his brother Levi Troglin who died as a child, his infant daughter Paula June Troglin, in 1963; also his mother Delora (Foreman) Troglin, in 1986 and his father Harry Troglin, in 2000.

He is survived by his wife, of more than 52 years, Patricia (Crews) Troglin, of the home; two daughters and their husbands, Debra and Bob Pullen, of Wetumka and Delana and Don Carter, of Stevensville, Mo.; siblings, Pauline Crews, of Oklahoma City, Charles Troglin and wife Fran, of Wewoka, Sonja Batesel and Harris Troglin and wife Gloria, of Bowlegs, Ruby and husband John Meek, of Seminole; four special grandchildren survive him, Lani Kramer and husband Shawn and Michael Carter and wife Jill, all of Stevensville, Mo., April Pryor and husband Rath, of Lamar, and Aaron Young, of Wetumka; two step-grandchildren, Michael Pullen, of Norman and Tracy Pullen, of Wetumka; ten great-grandchildren also survive him.

Casket bearers that Paul chose are Bill Davis, Robert Donaldson, Chris Haney, Brian Bristow, John Bristow, and Eli Troglin.

 

 

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Jade Trussell

Jade Elaina Kay Trussell, 2 year-old, Seminole resident went to be with the Lord Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at her home in Seminole, Oklahoma. She and her twin sister were born March 7, 2007 at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to parents Nickloas Shipley "Nick" Trussell and Jeri Kay (Tollison) Trussell.

Jade is survived by her parents Nickloas Shipley "Nick" Trussell and Jeri Kay Trussell of the home; her twin sister, Jodie Stephanie Faye Trussell of the home; one brother, Nickloas Shipley Trussell, Jr. of the home; maternal grandparents, Jerry and Rossett Tollison Tollison of Seminole, Oklahoma; paternal grandparents, Ernest and Stephanie Trussell of Bakersfield, California; uncle, John Tollison of Seminole, Oklahoma; Aunt Tabbitha Trussell of Bakersfield, California; great-aunt and uncle, Janet and Bill Spurrier of Mustang, Oklahoma; and a host of other cousins, aunts, uncles and other family in Oklahoma and California.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 3 p.m., Friday, October 30, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Oklahoma.

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

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

 

 

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Laney Turner

Funeral services for Okemah native Laney Pearl Turner are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, September 12, 2009 at the Baggerley Funeral Home in Edmond.

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

Turner died Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at the Bellevue Health Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born on December 19, 1929 in Okemah to Floyd Mike and Mandy Lee (Estep) Hyatt.

Turner was married to her husband, Fred, for 58 years, and was a homemaker.

She was employed for many years at Central State College and baby sat in her home.

Turner was a member of the Edmond Pentecostal Holiness Church for many years, and enjoyed cooking, gardening, working in her yard, going to garage sales, and spending time with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Turner; parents; one infant brother; brother James Hyatt and Troy Hyatt; and sisters Dolores Hyatt, Marie Barber Setzer.

Turner is survived by her children, Linda Ann Riddle, Edmond; Frederick Lloyd Turner, Jr., Orlando; brothers Glen Hyatt of Perry, and Carl Hyatt of Perry; sisters Pauline Burdick of Edmond; Evelyn Thornbrue of Perry, Wanda Williams of Stillwater; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

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Dwight

Underwood

Dwight Lorin Underwood, age 74, died peacefully on April 3, 2009 in his home in Colorado Springs, Colorado, surrounded by his wife and family. Dwight had been fighting cancer since December 2008.

The Lord took him home and he is resting peacefully, free of pain. Dwight was born November 3, 1934 to Dwight and Josephine Underwood, in Beatrice, Nebraska. Dwight graduated Leuzinger High School in Inglewood, California. in 1952.

He proudly served with the Green Berets in the United States Army 82nd Airborne Paratroopers from March of 1953 until March of 1956. He obtained his pilot’s license for single engine planes in 1967, a favorite hobby of his for years to follow.

Dwight met the love of his life at Engineered Electronics in Santa Ana, California where they both worked. He married Anna Mae Rains on December 19, 1963, in Costa Mesa, California. They recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary in Kansas on their way to visit family in Oklahoma for the holidays.

Dwight and Ann started their family in Fountain Valley, California with the birth of their 3 daughters, Kelly Lynn, Tracy Lee, and Brandy Lynn. The family moved to Prague, Oklahoma in 1971 where they purchased a home in the country.

In 1973, Dwight and Ann were blessed with the birth of their son, Robert Allen. The family lived and operated this farm for years providing a lifetime of happy memories to cherish. Dwight has been a business owner, inventory and purchasing manager, and most recently was building contract manager at Peterson Air Force Base, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Dwight had a passion for history, skiing, flying, sightseeing, swimming, horseback riding, golfing, OU and Dallas Cowboys football games, playing poker with friends, and trips to Cripple Creek with his wife.

Dwight was also a very gifted craftsman and in recent years began a business with his son, Bobby, crafting beautiful aspen wood picture frames, tables, log beds, china hutches, banisters, and multiple other custom wood pieces.

Dwight is survived by his loving wife, Ann Underwood; his daughter, Kelly Robison, her children Brittany and Joshua, and daughter-in-law Jessica, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his daughter, Tracy Shepherd, son-in-law Steve and their three sons Dustin, Dillon and Dalton, of Seminole, Okla.; his daughter, Brandy Underwood and her son Tyler, of Colorado Springs, Colo. and his son Bobby, daughter-in-law Sheri, and their children Rylan, Zachary, and Kenzie, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his sister, Leslie Odevseff and her two daughters Carol and Barbara, of Wichita, Kan.; his brother-in-law John Rains and sister-in-law Barbara, of Prague, Okla., their children Myra, Johnny, and Scott; his sister-in-law, Betty Jensen, her husband Eddie, and their 3 children Shaun, Shannon, and Sherri, all of Prague, Okla.; his sister-in-law Ruby Barnes, her husband Derral and their children Gayle, Paul and Wayne, of California; and his brother-in-law Bill Rains; and his family pets Boomer and Sasha.

Dwight is preceded in death by his parents Dwight and Josephine Underwood, his brother-in-law Alec Odevseff, his father-in-law Clarence Rains and his mother-in-law Ollie Mae Rains.

The family will hold a memorial service on April 10, 2009 at First United Methodist Church, located at 420 N. Nevada Avenue, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Springs Rescue Mission in Dwight’s name. Our family would like to thank friends and family who have provided meals, flowers, cards, phone calls, prayers, time helping, visiting and offering support throughout the past few months.

Dwight was a wonderful husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He was compassionate, kind, hard working, honest, courageous, and loyal. John 15:13 reads "greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."

Dwight provided a wonderful life for his family, always putting the needs of others ahead of his own. His family will miss him dearly, but will treasure their memories and know he is at peace and home with God.

 

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Victor Underwood

Seminole resident Victor Lee Underwood, age 61, Seminole died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, at the Veteran’s Hospital, in Oklahoma. He was born June 16, 1948, to Nagie (Harjo) Underwood and Tecumseh Underwood, Sr.

He graduated from Strother High School in 1966 and went on to serve in the United States Marine Corp. He later received his associates’ degree in accounting from Seminole State College. He worked for the Strother School System.

He was active in the Seminole Nation where he served in several capacities including the general council. He was also an active member of the Seminole Nation Honor Guard. He was a member of Friends Freewill Baptist Church, in Cromwell.

He is survived by his sons, Brandon Underwood, of Seminole, Brian Underwood, of Ohio, Beau, Blake, Kevin, Lance, and Clayton Underwood, all of Seminole; brothers, Tecumseh "Tip" Underwood, Jr., of Maud, and Ted Underwood, of Seminole; sisters, Donna Gayton, Pam Underwood, and Rhonda Underwood, all of Ada, and Joe Kay Berryman, of Shawnee; and 12 grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Willie Bond Underwood and Matthew Underwood; and by daughter, Victoria Underwood.

Wake services are scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at 6 p.m., at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Then he will be taken to Strothers Gym at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 where there will be a wake service held Friday evening at 6 p.m.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at Strother High School Gym. Interment will follow at Underwood Family Cemetery 5 1/4 miles East of Little on Hwy 99A.

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

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

 

 

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Norma

Veazey

Norma Faye (Parks) Veazey former resident of Seminole and Wewoka, age 78, died Saturday Jan. 31, 2009, surrounded by family members.

Veazey was born March 25, 1930, in Pawhuska, to Fred Parks and Josephine (Maddox) Parks. She graduated with the Class of 1948 from Pampa High School. On Oct. 15, 1950 she married Edward Joe Veazey, in Pampa, Texas.

She was a life long member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority; member of the Orchid Unit Garden Club, in Wewoka; and a volunteer for Oklahoma Adult Literacy organization.

She is survived by her son, Joe Veazey, of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Susan Rose, of Tulsa and Katy Cook, of Mounds; brother, Lee Parks, of Midland, Texas; three sisters, Betty King, of Pampa, Texas, Martha Sutton, of Atlanta, Ga., and Clarice Hough, of Bartlesville; eleven grandchildren; and one great child.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Josephine Parks and husband, Edward Joe Veazey, who died Nov. 28, 2007.

Graveside services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009 at Oakwood Cemetery, in Mounds. Mr. Keenan Meadors officiated.

Services were under the direction of Schaudt’s Glenpool Funeral Service & Cremation Care.

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

 

 

 

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David Vivier

David Lee Vivier, age 73, of Ada, Oklahoma, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, in Valley View Hospital, in Ada.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, at Hutche–Chuppa Cemetery, in Weleetka, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, in Konawa. Ed George will officiate.

He was born June 12, 1935, in Rosebud, S.D. to Paul Vivier and Phoebe (Killsenemyincoolwater) Vivier. He later married Joyce Ann Harjo. He was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, of Konawa, and served in the air force, and he worked as a roughneck for the oilfield industry.

He is survived by two sons, Anthony Lee Vivier, of Lawton and Sonny Paul Vivier, of Calvin; three brothers, Eugene Vivier, of Des Moines, Iowa, Miquel Bordeux, of Anchorage, Alaska, and Tony Escutia, of San Antonio, Texas; four sisters, Bonnie Boltz, of Saint Francis, S. D., Becky Dillon, of Muscatiane, Iowa; nine grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Vivier, in May 2002, and by his parents, Paul and Phoebe Vivier.

Pallbearers are Josh Goodenkauf, Dalton Vivier, Riley Vivier, James George, Todd Jesse, and Glen Gibson. Honorary Pallbearers are Wayne Gray, and Cody Allen.

 

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Jack Vogle

Jack Dennis Vogle, 72, of McAlester, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at his home.

He was born Oct. 9, 1936, in Carter Nine, he was the son of Everett William and Agnes Margaret (Chambers) Vogle. He graduated from New Lima High School in 1954.

He served in the U.S. Navy Special Forces aboard the USS Yorktown in the Pacific Ocean, during the Korean War.

For the next 30 years he worked in the oil fields of the world. He worked in almost every state, offshore and three foreign countries and was in the drilling business as Vogle Drilling Company for the latter 15 years of his career.

He returned to McAlester in 1987 and married Fredonia Robinson, in 1989, in Eureka Springs, Ark. He then worked for TCI Cablevision and produced many television commercials for local business, documentaries and community productions before retiring in 1998. He was the recipient of many media awards and accolades. He operated his own television production company producing television commercials.

He was a member of numerous clubs and organizations including the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Sertoma International, American Film Makers Institute, McAlester Community Theater, Audubon Society, National Associate Member of the Smithsonian Institution, WebWhispers Nu-Voice Club, and the International Association of Laryngectomees.

He served as co-chair for the Pittsburgh County Health Department’s Southeast Tobacco-Free Oklahoma Coalition and other community boards. He won numerous awards for community service and professional video productions, including the Governor’s Conservation Award in 1990, American Cancer Society "Volunteer of the Year" in 2003 and May 31, 2004 was proclaimed Jack Vogle Day in McAlester for his work to prevent youth from using tobacco.

Survivors include his wife, Fredonia, of the home; sons, Joe Don Vogle, Jeffrey David Vogle; daughter, Lisa Michelle Vogle Courtney; and stepdaughter, Katheryn Jean Smith Lightle.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Victoria Perry; his parents, and brother, Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Everett W. "Bill" Vogele Jr.

Pallbearers were: Glen Jones, Roger Kelley, Junior Kelley, John Goodyear, John McNally and Rick Fender.

Honorary pallbearers were Mike Echelle, Clyde Petete and David Hill.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday at Chaney’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Paul Snow officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in McAlester. The United States Navy will provide military honors. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Chaney-Harkins Funeral Home of McAlester.

 

 

 

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Mabel

Vulgamore

Mabel Vulgamore, 86, longtime Seminole resident died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home. Mrs. Vulgamore was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Canton, to John Wesley "Whitey" and Susie (Boring) Seifried.

She came to Seminole at the age of 5, where she has been ever since. She married Loyd Vulgamore, on Nov. 1, 1941, in Seminole and he preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 2000.

She attended Seminole Public Schools and graduated from Seminole High School. Mabel was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church where she was a faithful and active member. She was a homemaker, loved her flowers and always keep her yard beautifully landscaped, and loved being with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Vulgamore is survived by her son and daughter in law, Loyd and Paulette Vulgamore, Jr., of Seminole; One brother John Wesley Seifried, Jr., of Seminole; her grandchildren, Joe Randall Vulgamore and Angela Armstrong; and 5 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Loyd Vulgamore, Sr., and a brother Albert Seifried.

Graveside services will be Friday, Jan. 9, 2009 at 10 a.m., at Rest haven Cemetery, in Seminole, with Rev. Allen Wood officiating.

 

 

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Emma Waggoner

 

Graveside services for Oakridge Nursing Home resident Emma Mae "Sassy" Waggoner are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday, August 28,2009 at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka with Rev. Jimmy Freeman officiating.

Waggoner died Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 in Oklahoma City at the age of 83.

She was born July 1, 1926 in Dougherty to T.W. and Nor (Drew) Waggoner.

Sassy as she was well known to her friends and Colleagues at Oakridge Nursing Home, enjoyed all fields trips, playing bingo and working part-time in the dietary department of Oakridge

She was that person always with a smile on her face and will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Judy Walker

Judy Mae Walker died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at the Wewoka Nursing Home, in Wewoka. She was born April 28, 1918 in Hanna, to Timmy Jackson and Susie Jesse.

She attended school in Hanna for four years. She was a Sister’s Leader of Many Springs Baptist Church and was baptized on Nov. 11, 1925, at Hilebee Church by Jim Burgess.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, John Powell, J.B. Harjo, and Robert Walker; and son, James "Nuskey" Powell.

She is survived by her children, Theresa Ahgoom, of Holdenville; Mary Powell-Bowers, of Oklahoma City; Dennis Powell, of El Reno; Ronnie Powell and Darrell Powell, both of Shawnee; Vanessa Powell and Brenda Powell, both of Seminole; sixteen grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren and a host of brothers and sisters.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, at Many Springs Baptist Church with Reverend Jimmie Anderson, Reverend Frank Moppin and Reverend Houston Tiger officiating. Interment will be at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Chris Powell, Tommy Kalinich, Mekko Kalinich, Bunny Powell, Victor Bear, and James Jimboy.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

 

 

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William

Walker

William "Wallace" Walker, age 73, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Valley View Hospital, in Ada.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at the Assembly of God Church, in Konawa, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, in Konawa. Burial will follow at Dora Cemetery. Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate.

Walker was born on March 1, 1935, in Dora, to Rex C. Walker and Johnnie Francis (Dollar) Walker. He married Mary Jo Bridgeman on Jan. 15, 1965, in Fayetteville, Ark. He worked as an oilfield pumper and was an honorary member of the Brooksville Voluntary Fire Department. He was an army veteran.

Wallace is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Walker, of the home; son, Billy Walker, of Konawa; two daughters, Tammie Glover, of Konawa, and Tamela Walker, of Elk City; four brothers, R. C. Walker, of Ft. Worth, Texas, John Murel Walker, of Konawa, C.O. Walker, of Aspermont, Texas, and Victor Walker, of Konawa; sister, Virginia Elizabeth Walker Biela, of Ft. Worth, Texas; six grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rex and Johnnie Walker and by one brother, James Willard Walker.

Pallbearers are Sean Walker, Jarrod Glover, John Glover, David Green, Otis Gilbert, and Frankie Walker. Honorary pallbearers are Gene Walker, James Mullen, and Alfred Robertson.

 

 

 

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Carl Wallace

Carl Efford Wallace passed away on March 12, 2009 in Dearborn Heights, Michigan at the age of 70.

He was born on March 22, 1938 in McLeansboro, Illinois to Carl and Jewel (Sullivan) Wallace.

He was a welder and served in the United States Navy for many years.

He is survived by his sister-in-law, Darlene Wallace, of Seminole; nephews, Jeff Wallace and Danny Wallace and Randy Novotney; nieces, Whitney Wallace, Mona Novotney, and Connie Novotney.

He is also survived by several cousins, Virginia Nicholson Martin, Bud, Jim, Johnny and Carolyn Sullivan, Floyd, Betty and Charley Davenport Jr., Jackie, Johnny and Cherokee Higgenbotham, Mike and John Lane, Judy Kay Powell, Sue Muse, Dorothy Bruster, and Peggy Berridge; and one aunt, Pearl Lane.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Jewel Wallace; brother, Dan Wallace; and sister, Elita Grey Novotney.

A visitation is scheduled for Monday, March 30, 2009 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home, with a burial to take place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at Maple Grove Cemetery.

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

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Carey Walsh

Longtime Konawa resident, Carey Ann (Hays) Walsh, age 33, died Monday, June 8, 2009, at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday, June 12, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Konawa. Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate. Assisting will be Rev. Bruce Christian. Burial will follow at Dora Cemetery, in Konawa.

Walsh was born on April 19, 1976, to Richard Hays and Sue (Hudson) Ray, in Oklahoma City. She graduated from Latta High School in 1995, and married Jeremy Walsh on Jan. 12, 2004, in Hot Springs, Ark.

She is survived by her husband, Jeremy Walsh, of Konawa; daughter, Katy Walsh, of Konawa; mother, Sue Ray of Blanchard; brother, Phillip Hudson, of Newcastle; and sister, Tamaria Horton, of Blanchard.

She is preceded in death by her father, Richard Hays; brother, Kelly Dale Coats; and grandparents.

 

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Beverly

Walters

Beverly Ann (Ash-Landrith) Walters, age 66, former Seminole and Shawnee resident died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, in Harrah.

She was born Aug. 3, 1943 in Albany, Calif., to George Wyatt Ash and Adrian Landrith.

Following High School she took several courses in college at both Oklahoma Baptist University and Oklahoma Christian University. She worked as a bank teller and had also worked in retail sales before she became an executive secretary.

She is survived by her daughters, Jeanie Fuller, of Piedmont, Cindy Fields, of Mustang, and Trisha Kinnett, of Shawnee; brothers, Paris Lovett, of Eugene, Ore., twin brothers, Rickey Lovett, of Seminole and Mickey Lovett, of Purcell; sister, Sharon Lovett, of Harrah; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Richard T. Walters, II; and sister, Linda Robinson.

Graveside services were scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 17, 2009 at Little Cemetery with Rev. Bill Matthews and Phil Thompson officiating.

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

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

 

 

Walters

Regina Ward

Funeral Services for longtime Seminole County resident Regina Sue Bounds Ward are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at Spring Baptist Church, in Sasakwa, with Rev. Leon Postoak and Rev. Frank Mopping officiating. Interment is to follow at Spring Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 12, 1966, in Shawnee, to Matthew Wood and Ellouis Harjo.

Regina was a graduate of Wewoka High School and attended Seminole Junior College. At present she was working at Seminole Nation as a Prevention Specialist of the Alcoholic and Drug Use Program. She attended Spring Baptist Church.

She loved to go shopping with her daughters and she also liked to go camping, bowling, and playing pool. Regina loved spending time with her family and friends.

Preceding her in death are her grandparents, Katie Davis, John Harjo, Mandy and John Wood; brother, Jerald Wayne Harjo; and cousin, Wade Wood.

Survivors include her parents, Matthew Wood, of Seminole and Ellouis Harjo, of Wewoka; three loving daughters Melissa Bounds, of Seminole, Andrea Bounds and Justin Yockey, of Ada, Karen Landreth and husband Jerry, of Ada; two loving grandchildren, Jayde Landreth and Lucian Williams, both of Ada; brothers and sisters, Johnnie Ray Harjo, of Ada, John (Buzz) Wood, of Seminole, Marilyn (Molly) Wood, of Seminole, Carolyn (Seda) Wood, of Seminole, Glenda M. Lena, of Shawnee, Vernon R. Harjo, of Konawa, and Tim Wood, of Seminole; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Landreth, Joseph Bounds, Wayland Harjo, Christopher Gomez, Justin Yockey, Quan D. Ngo, Tam Ngo, and Sterling Lena.

Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Bounds, John Coley, David Robertson, Johnnie Harjo, Wilbert Harjo, Gilbert Harjo, Vernon Harjo, Chebon Gokey John (Buzz) Wood, and Wallace Wood.

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

A guest book is available for memories at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

Ward

Gary

Warden

Gary Don Warden, Former Seminole resident, age 39, died Sunday Feb. 8, 2009, in Clewiston, Fla.

He was born Aug. 29, 1969, in Lawton, to Robert Carl Warden and Jeanette Joseph Factor.

Warden graduated from Riverside Indian School. He moved to Florida in December of 2008. He was a member of the Tusekia Harjo Band. He was a roofer by trade.

He married Angela Tiger June 5, 2008, in Orlando, Fla.

He is survived by his wife, Angela; parents, Robert Carl Warden, of Seminole and Jeanette Joseph Factor, of Fayetteville, N.C.; daughter, Cordelia Wood, of Stillwell; sister, Stacy Bequer, of Fayetteville, N.C.; and brothers, Ronald Russell Warden and Donald Ray Factor, both of Wichita, Kan

He is preceded in death by two brothers Ricky Vaughn Warden and Michael Warden.

Wake Services are scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church, Wewoka with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating.

Funeral Service are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church with interment at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael Woods, Marlon Hadley, Rob Tedder, Anthony Slinker, Earl James Taylor, Glenn Gibbs, and George Bequer.

 

Warden

Ruthetta

Warrior

Sasakwa resident Ruthetta Warrior, age 56, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009, in Norman.

The journey for Ruthetta Warrior began on July 11, 1952, in Sasakwa.

She was the daughter of the late Rev. Enrit and Bessie (Thurman) Warrior.

She professed her faith in Christ at an early age and united with the Thomas Town Baptist Church and was baptized.

Ruthetta graduated from Sasakwa High School. She later furthered her education at Oklahoma State University Technical Branch, in Okmulgee, where she received her diploma in Culinary Art in 1976.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Annette Warrior; and brothers, Frank and Johnny Warrior.

She leaves behind to cherish her lovely memories her two brothers, Clifford Warrior and Roger Warrior, both of Sasakwa; sisters, Priscilla Warrior, Glenda Warrior, Gloria Warrior, Lena Thompson, of Shawnee, and Thelma Warrior, of Oklahoma City. She also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Thomas Town Cemetery, in Sasakwa.

Arrangements are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home. A guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

 

Warrior

Arthur

Weatherly

Wewoka resident Arthur "Mart" Martin Weatherly, age 92, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, in Oklahoma City.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Forrest Keener officiating and burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born March 21, 1916, in Moffett, to Claude and Lula (Eads) Weatherly.

Mart attended school in Roland, and later worked for Meadow Gold Dairy as a Truck Driver for many years. He served in WWII with the Marines. In his retirement years Mart mowed lawns and would buy and sell lawn mowers. He loved his wood crafting, fishing along with reading. He was of the Baptist faith.

Arthur married Virgie Pratt, in 1937, in Sallisaw, and to this marriage four children were born.

Survivors include his wife, Virgie, of the Home; daughters, Nina Wood, of Wewoka and Bonnie McKeel and husband Cameron, of Shawnee; son, Bill and wife Cheryl Weatherly, of Midwest City; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death are his parents, and daughter Ann Huskey.

Pallbearers will be J.C. Kanard, Cecil Degge, Charles Chance, Joe Pettis, Jim Azlin, and Jim Early.

Honorary Bearers will be Earnest Moore, Ray Stafford, and Jim Bicknell.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

A guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

 

Weatherly

Jane Webb

Seminole resident Jane Webb, age 78, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at Unity North Health Center, in Shawnee. She was born Dec. 17, 1930, in Okmulgee, to Robert Charles Kairschner and Virginia Gertrude (Patterson) Kairschner.

She worked as a Teacher’s aid in the New Lima School District and then as a Librarian at the Varnum School District. She was also a longtime member of the Trinity Baptist Church, in Seminole.

She is survived by her son, Mike Webb, of Ada; daughter, Ann Webb, of Tulsa; brother, Patrick Kairschner, of San Jose, Calif.; sister, Shirley Kairshner, of San Jose, Calif.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edd Napoleon "Nap" Webb; son, Robert Eddie Webb; and daughter, Barbara Webb.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, in Seminole. Rev. Ron Duvall will officiate the service.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be: Ken Jackson, Dewey Lee, Jirl McGinnis, Jim Parsons, Bill Parsons and Terry Nix.

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

The casket will be open at the funeral home prior to graveside services and will not be open at the graveside.

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

 

 

Webb

Ron

Webb, Sr.

Ron Webb, Sr. was born November 24, 1941 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma to Lucian Grant and Mabel Effie (Hays) Webb, and passed away April 23, 2009 in Tecumseh, Oklahoma at the age of 67 years.

He graduated from Ada High School in 1959, and from East Central University in 1963. While in college he met Neomia Dee Bearden. They were married May 24, 1963 in Ada. Ron taught school and coached for 40 years, 7 of those years in Seminole, and 26 years in Tecumseh.

He was a member of the Broadway United Methodist Church, Ada High School Alumni Association, and the Oklahoma Athletic Coaches Association.

His family was the focal point of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ronnie; and a niece, Paula Bearden.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dee Webb, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Lisa Webb, of Oklahoma City; granddaughter, Abigail Webb and grandson: Andrew Webb, both of Oklahoma City; brother-in-law and his wife, Sid and Dora Bearden, of Edmond; and 2 nephews, as well as many friends and colleagues.

The family has designated Broadway United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society as appropriate for memorials.

The family will be at the funeral home on Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to meet and visit with friends.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, April 27, 2009 at Cooper Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tracy Schumpert, Rev. Keith King, and Rev. Justin McFeeters officiating.

Burial for Ronnie Webb, Jr. and Ron Webb, Sr. will be 2 p.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole 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.

 

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Herbert Webster

Herbert Ardell Webster, 70, longtime Seminole resident died Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at his home in Seminole. He was born on Nov. 13, 1939, in Tahlequah, to Alda Roger and Odie (Clinton) Webster.

He was a machinist for a metal fabrication company in Tulsa. He also served in the U.S. Army as an Sp-4 in as an Armor crewman.

He is survived by his daughter, Deanna Webster, of Shawnee; sisters, Carrie Magle, of Austin, Texas and Dolly Snyder, of California; three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Scotty Teel; sisters, Geneva, Lula and Lorene; and brothers Gene, Alvin, Roy and J.R.

Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

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

 

Zelma Wesley

Funeral services for Zelma Elizabeth Wesley will be held Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah.

Interment will follow at the Sand Creek Cemetery.

Wesley was born August 10, 1911 in McGlouth, Kansas to Arthur Conner and Rosa E. (Farmer) Conner.

She died Wednesday, August 5, 2009 in Okemah at the age of 97.

Wesley had been a resident of the Okemah/Cromwell area most all of her life.

She and Walter Clay Wesley were married May 28, 1927 in Okmulgee; he preceded her in death February 1, 1985.

Wesley was a homemaker and a longtime member of the Cromwell Church of Christ.

She was also a painter and past member of the Home Demonstration Club.

She was a seamstress and enjoyed cooking and attending children’s, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren’s sporting events.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers, two sisters, and one son.

Survivors include her two sons, Nelson Wesley of Havana, Kansas and Raymond Wesley of Cromwell; two daughters, Wanda McGee of Monnett, Missouri and Leona Simmons of Moore; 15 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

Services under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Marvin and Danny Wesley.

Online condolences may be made at www.parksbrothersfuneralhome.com.

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Agnes West

Agnes (Douglas) West, age 89, and long-time resident of Konawa, died Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at Holdenville General Hospital, in Holdenville.

She was born Jan. 10, 1920, in Konawa, to Alex and Jennie (Powell) Douglas. She married Thomas West on July 1, 1937. She was a member of the Cedar Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, at the Douglas Family Cemetery located at 13866 Hwy 9A (three miles north of Konawa) under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, in Konawa. Ed George and George Harjochee will officiate.

Pallbearers are Jeremy Walker, Stacy McGrit, Patrick McGrit, Vincent Wise, Walter Wise, Jr., and Jacob Cully.

She is survived by her son, Terry West; brother, A.B. Douglas, of Sasakwa; three grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Jennie Douglas; husband, Thomas West; daughter, Lucilla McGrit; five brothers and eight sisters.

 

 

 

 

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Nekita

Westbrook

Nekita Gayshaw Westbrook was born on July 2, 1960, in Seminole, to Eddie Ray Ramson and Mary Louise (Bruner) Hardiman.

She passed from this life at the age of 48, on Feb. 13, 2009. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church.

She went to Seminole Public Schools and graduated in 1978. She worked at the Heritage House, the Methodist Daycare, and Judge Frank Seay, Sr., she also volunteered with many people young and old. She had a love for children.

She had a wonderful and loving character and a kind heart that inspired anyone she came in contact with. She enjoyed music, dancing, traveling, church activities, gospel music and anything to do with her family.

She leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Mary L. Hardiman; four sisters, Sheila Bruner, Michelle Hooks, Kim Bruner, and Kelia R. Hardiman all of Oklahoma City; three brothers, Gerald Burner and Tony Bruner of Oklahoma City, and William Shaw, of Wewoka; three aunts, Doris Hubbard and Eva Cooper, of Seminole and JoAnn (Robert) Harris, of Oklahoma City; two uncles, J.C. Simpson, Jr. and James C. Simpson, of Seminole.

She is preceded in death by her Godparents, Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Westbrook and brother, Ricky Westbrook.

The family would like to give a special thanks to MedCorps Plus, Crystal Wilkes, Erica Motley and Edna Mae for all the care they provided to Nekita.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2009 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church with Pastor Larry Payne officiating. Interment will follow at Sowatsky Cemetery, in Seminole.

Pallbearers will be: Lafiamma Bruner, Gerald Bruner, Cardell Bruner, Gary Hooks, Joel Simpson, and D’Andro Simpson.

Honorary Bearers will be: J.C. Simpson, Nathan Winrow, James Simpson, Doug Burris, Robert E. Harris and Adrain Newton.

 

 

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Nola

Westphal

Nola Faye (Maloy) Westphal, 86 year-old, longtime Seminole County resident went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, August 7, 2009 at Seminole Estates Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born August 21, 1922 in Wolf, Oklahoma to parents Gradon Austin Maloy and Iva Mae (Edgeman) Maloy.

Nola married Richard O. "Dick" Westphal on September 9, 1945 in Long Beach, California. They moved to Seminole County 60 years ago and are members of the Wolf Baptist Church.

Nola was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 64 years, Richard "Dick" Westphal, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Mary Kay Westphal, of Seminole, Oklahoma; three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Mike Palmer of Ada, Oklahoma, Paula and Tom Briggs of Chouteau, Oklahoma, Patricia and Mike Griffin of Wolf, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren, Scott and his wife Roma Jackson, Cherie and her husband Chris Hobbs, Angela and her husband Roger Mabon, Tavis and his wife Jennifer Westphal, Brent and his wife Feliza Griffin, Michael Palmer, Chad and his wife Misty Kneeland, Cassidy and her husband Shane Ringels and David and his wife Lindsey Griffin; eleven great grandchildren, Kala Hobbs, Tyler Hobbs, Jacob Griffin, Camden Griffin, Grady Westphal, Grant Westphal, Ian Mabon, Andrew Mabon, Landon Ringels, Madeline Kneeland and Austin Palmer; and one great-great-grandchild, Layhauna Love.

Nola is preceded in death by her parents and by two brothers, G.A. Maloy and Jim Maloy.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Ray Wade will officiate the service and interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud, Oklahoma.

Casket Bearers will be: James Scott Jackson, Tavis Lynn Westphal, M. Brent Griffin, Michael Dewayne Palmer, Chad Kent Kneeland and David Lee Griffin.

Honorary Bearers will be: Tyler Devon Hobbs, Christopher Ray Hobbs, Michael Shane Ringels and Roger Mabon.

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

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

 

 

 

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Norma Wildcat

Norma June Wildcat, age 77, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, in Midwest City.

Norma was born on June 19, 1932 in Seminole, to Wesley and Susie (Ross) Tanyan. She was of the Cheyarha Band and the Sweet Potato Clan. She was also a member of the Tallahassee Indian Presbyterian Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bennie Wildcat; parents; sister, Ella Mae Tiger; and brother, Ben Tanyan.

She is survived by her sons; Justin Jay Wildcat and Wilburn "Chuck" Wildcat, both of Seminole; daughters, Judy Culberson, of Wewoka, Sondra Akkasiriskul, of Bankok, Thailand, Phyllis Bel Fellah, of Springfield, Ill., and Mable Marshall, of Seminole; 18 grandchildren; sisters, Alline Freddie Billie, of Shawnee, and Irene Harjo, of Earlsboro; brothers, Ramsey Tanyan, of Tulsa, and Ron Tanyan, of Muskogee.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with TJ Fixico and Bill Hobia officiating. Interment will follow at the Tanyan Family Cemetery, north of Seminole.

A wake service is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Pallbearers will be: Tyler Harjo, Dakota Harjo, Dominic Cloud, John Tanyan, Wesley Tanyan, Bruce Akkasiriskul, Casey Wildcat, James Marshall and Dion Wildcat.

Honorary Bearers will be: Bennie Culberson, Bud Akkasiriskul, Thomas Lee Billie, Jr., Chuck Wildcat, Tom Harjo, and Justin Jay Wildcat.

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

 

 

Norma Wildcat

Everett Williams

Sasakwa resident Everett R. Williams, Sr., age 89, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at the Wewoka Care and Rehab Center, in Wewoka. He was born Aug. 6, 1920, in Lamar, Missouri to Ossie and Laura (Clinpeel) Williams.

He moved here five years ago from Arkansas and was a member of the Assembly of God Church, in Sasakwa. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a ranch hand in Arkansas for most of his adult life.

He is survived by his son, Raymond Williams, Jr.; daughters, Janie Robertson, of Sasakwa, Catherine Frusher, of New York, and Betty Jo Adkins, of Ohio; three grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

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

Burial will take place later this week at the Reed Cemetery in Storey, Ark., under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, of Seminole.

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

Clyde

Williams

Wewoka resident Clyde "Kenneth" Williams, age 68, died July 13, 2009 at Oklahoma Heart Hospital, in Oklahoma City. He was born Jan. 31, 1941 in Claremore, to Edmond Johnson and Nora Williams.

He served in the United States Navy then he worked as an electronics engineer draftsman for many years in the Houston, Texas area until his retirement in 1993. Following his retirement he moved back to Seminole County making his home in Wewoka.

He was a member of the Achena Presbyterian Church, in Maud.

He is survived by his son, Michael Williams, of Maud; daughters, Cheryl Williams, of Wewoka and Rene Williams, of Maud; brothers, Lindsey Bondoni, of McLoud, Art Cline, of Maud, and David Johnson, of Oklahoma City; sisters, Vera Whitlock, of Oklahoma City, Linda West, of Locust Grove, and Gloria Joshua, of Sapulpa.

He is preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Leo Harrison; wife, Betty Williams; and brother Jerry Cline.

A wake service is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Thursday, July 16, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole. Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Fred West will officiate the service. Interment will follow at the Williams Family Cemetery near Maud, with Military Honors being provided by the Seminole Nation Honor Guard.

Casket Bearers will be: Sandy Williams, Chevy Cline, Paul Williams, Hershal Davis, Rickey Cline and Frankie Williams.

Honorary Bearers will be: Charlie Williams, Raymond Harjo, Stanley Long, Johnny Cline and Keetha Williams.

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

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

 

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Dale Williams

Well known Pharmacist and Drug Store owner Nolen Vandale Williams passed away Saturday, July 18, 2009, in Wewoka Nursing Home after a long illness at the age of 83 years.

He was born in Rodney, Arkansas, Sept. 28, 1925, to David Coleman and Grace Pearl (Southard) Williams.

Dale joined the United States Navy at the age of seventeen years, on April 21, 1943, and served aboard U.S.S. Chicadee and U.S.S. Gillis during WWII. He was a Quarter Master Third Class. He received the WWII Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two stars, Quarter Master Third Class.

He received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy from from Southwest Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy and was owner and operator of Roberts Drug for fifty-seven year and was a registered Pharmacist for fifty-nine years.

Dale was a very dedicated Citizen and Civic Leader in Wewoka, belonging to the Boy Scouts of America Troop #426, serving as Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster. He was awarded the Boy Scout of America Last Frontier Council Silver Beaver Award. Dale was a long time member of Liberty Baptist Church in Shawnee.

Dale was a Mason 50 years and was Worshipful Master nine times in Wewoka and Holdenville Masonic Lodges. He was 32nd Degree Mason, he held numerous positions and offices. He was the American Legion Past Post commander. He coached Wewoka Youth Baseball and was member of Wewoka Quarterback Club.

Very dear to Dale’s heart, he served over twenty years with the Prison Christian Ministries. He was awarded "Citizen of Year" Wewoka twice.

Dale treated students in Wewoka as if they were his own children. This was true whether they were skiing behind Dale’s boat, golfing at the Gil Morgan golf course, working at Roberts Drug, or attending after games on Friday night when Dale opened up the Drug Store and gave away free ice cream cones. Dale was a big supporter of Wewoka Tiger Athletics. Often the high school cheerleaders threw Roberts Drug footballs and basketballs to the fans in the stands. Many students worked at Roberts Drug over the years. He served as Director of the Methodist Youth Fellowship and once a month he treated the students to a special dinner at Krebs.

Dale will be greatly missed by all individuals who were associated with him in his family, his business and his church.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church in Wewoka, Oklahoma with Pastor Phil Thompson of Shawnee Liberty Baptist Church officiating and Rev. Amanda BP Lockwood and John Hargrave assisting. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Dale married Elma Jean Anderson, September 2, 1947 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Survivors include his wife Jean of sixty-one years, two sons Keith Williams of Wewoka, and Daryl Williams of Edmond, Okla.; grandchildren Matthew Williams, Linthicum, Mass., Thomas Williams, Norman, Okla., and Daniel Williams, Wewoka, Okla., one great-grandchild Dorothy Williams of Linthicum, Mass.; brothers: Leo Williams, Bossier City, La., Verle Williams, Frisco, Texas, John Williams, Gower, Mo., Bill Williams, Spring, Texas, Jerry Williams, Wichita, Kan., Jack Williams, Topeka, Kan., and sister Dorothy Davenport, Shell Knob, Mo.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

A guest book of memories is available at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

 

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Edward

Williams

Edward (Bob) Carl Williams, age 91, of Claremore, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, June 27, 2009 at the Claremore Indian Hospital.

Bob was born on December 28, 1917 in Ninnekah, Oklahoma to the late Carl Williams and Lennie Chandler Williams. He was raised in Ninnekah and moved to the Claremore Veterans Center, in 2008, from Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Bob married Mary Francis Pounds on February 11, 1937 in Fletcher, Oklahoma. They were married for 46 years before she preceded him in death, on April 1985.

He joined the United States Navy and served from November 30, 1943 to November 23, 1945. He enjoyed crafts and Indian beadwork.

Bob is survived by his daughters, Lennie Joan Huebner, Hulbert, Oklahoma, Francis Coffey, Rolla, Missouri, and Janet Sue Perez, Merzton, Texas; half sister, Delores Burke, Lawton, Oklahoma; 9 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; wife, and daughter, Bobbie Corine Burt.

Memorial services were Friday, July 24, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the Oak Park Cemetery, Chandler, Oklahoma. Rob Krebbs officiated the services.

Services were under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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Lillie

Williams

Lillie Angeline "Lil" Williams died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, in Del City. She was born in Oklahoma City, to parents Carl Albert Goodman and Felcie Myrtle (VanVliet) Goodman.

She graduated from South-East High School, in Oklahoma City. She worked for Okemah Nursing Center for over 10 years before she retired and moved to Seminole in 1991.

She married Wesley "Gene" Williams.

She is survived by her brothers, Melvin and Earl Goodman, both of Moore; and sisters, Carol Afinowicz, of Choctaw and Jerry Obermeyer, of Moore.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sisters, Betty Lou Weese and Linda Jo Svendsen.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at Little Cemetery. Chaplain Jim McCool will officiate the 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

 

 

 

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Marvin Williams

Deputy Sheriff Marvin Williams passed from this life to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 26, 2009 in Seminole.  He was fatally wounded while in the line of duty, at the age of 43. 

Marvin was born on April 27, 1966 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Willie Gail Williams and Tamara Ella (Coker) Williams.

Marvin married Madonna Coker on February 8, 1985 in Wewoka, Oklahoma.

Marvin served as a Deputy for Seminole County Sheriff’s Office where he had recently been promoted to captain.

Prior to becoming an officer he was a jailor and jail administrator for Seminole County for several years. 

Marvin also faithfully served as an ordained pastor at the Amazing Grace Pentecostal Church of God in Wewoka. 

Marvin leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 24 years Madonna (Coker) Williams of the home, son, Shawn Williams and Shannon Castro of Shawnee, Oklahoma, three daughters and sons-in-law: Crystal and Gabriel Wind, Monica Williams and Derek Vigil and Erica Williams all of Seminole, two brothers and a sister-in-law:  William Arthur and Angela Williams of Seminole and Shane and Ashley Williams of Wewoka, one sister and brother-in-law:  Pam (Williams) and Steve Gray of Prague.

Four grandchildren also survive him, Isaiah Wind, Adrian Vigil, Bailey Vigil and Isaac Wind as well as 9 nieces and 18 nephews and other family and dear friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, Willie Gail Williams, paternal and maternal grandparents; Faye and Ottie Williams and Bland and Irene Coker.

Marvin will be dearly missed by all who knew him and will forever be remembered as "Hero" in everyone’s heart!

Wake services will be held on Friday, July 31, 2009 at 7 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Brother Todd Turner officiating.

Funeral services with full honors will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 1, 2009 at the Seminole State College Gymnasium located at 2701 Boren Boulevard on the West side of the campus.

The service will be officiated by, Sister Pat Coffey, Brother Todd Turner, Jeff Nance, and Marvin’s brother, Willie Williams.

 Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens located on Hwy 270 East of Seminole.

Pallbearers are Freddie Allen, Dee Deatherage, Donnie Meaders, Shannon Smith, Tommy Mackey, Brad Willis, Billy Bruce and Dave Carter

Honorary Bearers are  Trey Tahsuda, John Bevins, Steve Gray, Veral Matthews, Chris Coker, J.P. Neeley, Willie Williams, Shawn Williams, Chris Epperley, and Tom McClendon.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 100 W. Strothers, Seminole, Oklahoma.

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

 

 

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Bob Willis

Robert Vincent Willis was born March 10, 1926 in Dallas, Texas. He passed away Sunday, October 18, 2009, in Holdenville, at the age of 83. His parents, Frank and Mildred Willis, of Seminole, Oklahoma and Marie and Norman Walworth, of Channelview, Texas, preceded him in death.

Bob was baptized at the First Christian Church, in Wewoka in 1942. He was a graduate of Wewoka High School, Class of 1944. Bob joined the United States Air Force on July 6, 1944 and was honorably discharged in July 1946. He attended the University of Oklahoma from the fall of 1946 until 1949 where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

Bob married Mary Sue Walpole on June 19, 1948. The couple moved to Holdenville in 1949 and bought the Holdenville Candy Company and changed the name to Willis Wholesale. Together they raised two children, Linda Sue and Ernest Howard. Mary Sue preceded his death in June 1984. Bob married Dean Payne Nolen on June 30, 1988.

His brother, Varner Willis and his daughter, Cathy Nolen Livingston, of Ft. Worth, Texas, also preceded him.

Bob worked as an employee of Willis Quick Stops and Willis Cellular and Paging until October 2008 when he broke his hip. He served his community for twenty-five years as a member of the Holdenville Volunteer Fire Department; twenty years as a member of the Holdenville General Hospital Board of Directors; and eight years as a member of the Holdenville City Council. He also served as Cub Scout Pack Master and a Boy Scout Leader; a member of the Hughes County Excise Board; Hughes County Red Cross Chairman; Holdenville Civil Defense Chairman; Hughes County Civil Defense Director; American Legion; and served as a Deacon, Elder, Church Treasurer since 1965; and a Sunday School Teacher for the First Christian Church of Holdenville.

Bob was an avid sports fan; he enjoyed watching the Holdenville Wolverines, Moss Pirates, Seminole State Trojans, and the OSU Cowboys.

Survivors include Bob’s wife, Dean Willis, of the home; daughter, Linda Sue Billingsley and husband, Richard, of Wewoka; son, Ernest Howard Willis, Sr. and wife, Claudia Harp Willis, of Seminole; thirteen grandchildren: Kitt Wakeley and wife, Melissa, of Edmond; Robert Jay Wakeley of Spaulding; Ernest Howard Willis, Jr. of Tulsa; Megan Lynn Willis of Norman; Danny Joe Nolen and wife, Michelle, of Holdenville; Kevin Nolen and wife, Patty, of Holdenville; Stacy Black and husband, Charles, of Bethel; Ashly Hensley, and husband, David, of Owasso; ten great grandchildren: Alexandria and Nicole Wakeley; Felicia and Taylor Holt; Bayley and Dylan Black; Harlee and Heston Nolen; and Hunter and Hudson Hensley.

Funeral services for Robert Vincent "Bob" Willis are to be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at the First Christian Church, in Holdenville with Reverend Kevin Worden and Reverend Jason Yarbrough officiating.

Bob’s family will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers are current and retired members of the Holdenville Fire Department.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to the First Christian Church, c/o Mr. Wendell Harris, 604 Diamond Street, Holdenville, Oklahoma 74848.

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

 

 

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Cindy Wilson

Cynthia Diane (Morris) Wilson, 41 year old, lifelong Seminole resident passed from this life Tuesday, April 7, 2009 in Seminole of natural causes.

She was born March 21, 1968, in Seminole, to parents George Leland Morris, III and Wanda Sue (Green) Morris.

Cindy attended Seminole Public Schools graduating in 1986. She went on to pursue a career in medical billing from Wes-Watkins Vocational Training Center. She was currently working as a customer service and billing representative for Lincare Home Health Care.

Cindy was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, in Seminole.

Cindy is survived by her mother, Wanda Morris, of Seminole, Oklahoma; paternal grandmother, Geraldine "Betty" Morris, of Seminole, Oklahoma; one son, Zachary Wilson, of the home; one step-daughter, Lacy Wilson, of Seminole, Oklahoma; one brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Ronda Morris, of Wewoka, Oklahoma aunts and uncles, Charlene Kennady, of Seminole, Oklahoma; Jim and Nancy Frederickson, of Earlsboro, Oklahoma and Robert and Shirley Morris, of Seminole, Oklahoma; niece and nephew, Britlee and Gavin Morris; and by a host of other family and dear friends.

Cindy is preceded in death by her father, George Leland Morris, III; paternal grandfather George Leland Morris, II; maternal grandmother, Cora Green; and maternal grandfather, W.C. Green.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, April 10, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole, Oklahoma. Rev. Andy Quinton will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Casket bearers will be: Jim Holmes, Doyle Gene Morris, Darrel Morris, Phillip Pennington, Del Reed, and Rodney Troglin.

Honorary bearers will be: Jim Fredrickson, Mike Morris; and Zachary Wilson.

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

 

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Paula Wilson

Paula Louise Wilson, 46, former Seminole resident now of Stillwater, Oklahoma, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, in Seminole, Oklahoma. Paula was born Aug. 12, 1963, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to Charles Clay and Susan Marie (Gray) Robertson.

Paula lived most of her life in Stillwater, Oklahoma where she was very active in community affairs. She did housekeeping in the Stillwater area and worked at Mom’s Café and Sunbelt Mobile Home Service. She was a member of the Elk’s Lodge # 1395 and the Moose Lodge # 2089, both in Stillwater. She was active in the Jaycees and a member of the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce.

She is survived by her mother and father, Susan and Charles Robertson, of Wewoka, Oklahoma; fiancé, Mike Russell, of Stillwater, Oklahoma; one son, Robert Dixon and his wife Amber, of Glencoe, Oklahoma; one granddaughter that she raised as her daughter, Madison Marshall, of the home; three sisters, Denise and Randy Moore and Beckey and Mickey Ledbetter of Wewoka, Oklahoma and Michelle and James Bender, of Morris, Oklahoma; and her special friend, Kenneth McDaniel, of Stillwater, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Zoe, Gage, Avery Dixon and Ryan Marshall and Aden Lewis; and several nephews and one niece.

A daughter Brandy Cursha precedes her in death.

Local memorial service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009 at Harvey Road Baptist Church, in Seminole, Oklahoma

Memorial Services are planned at Paula’s home at 4611 E. 65th St., in Stillwater, on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In Lieu of flowers friends may make memorial donations to the family for services.

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

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

 

 

 

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Roger Wilson

Roger Ray Wilson, age 53, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at his residence in Wanette.

He was born Feb. 8, 1956, in Pampa, Texas, to Harold Ray and Erma Jane (Jones) Wilson.

He married Anita Lynn Berryhill, Feb. 8, 1992, in Holdenville. He received a degree in Auto Parts Management from Okmulgee Tech. He was a member of First Baptist Church, McLoud.

He was preceded in death by his father and sister, Janie Wilson.

He is survived by his wife, Lynn, of the home; mother, of Wewoka; sons, Jared Maxwell Wilson, of Wewoka, and Johnathan Wilson, of Okmulgee.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bill and Teri Farmer Officiating, interment to follow at Holdenville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Jared Wilson, John Wilson, Jacob Waller, Seth Grizzle, Case Grizzle, and Jimmy Wood.

Erwin

Wimberly

Erwin D. Wimberly, age 44, of Wewoka, died Saturday, Oct. 24. He was born March 28, 1965, in Lawton, to Erwin Wimberly and Barbara J. Wimberly.

He attended schools in Wewoka and graduated from Wewoka High School. He also attended Okmulgee Tech., in Okmulgee, where he pursued being an auto mechanic. He was also a heavy equipment operator.

At an early age, he joined the St. Paul Baptist church, in Wewoka.

He is survived by his mother; daughters, Janelle Wimberly, of Oklahoma City, and Jillian White, of Wewoka; brother, Labron Cosby, of Shawnee; and one granddaughter.

He is preceded in death by his father.

Services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at he First Baptist Church, in Wewoka. Burial will be at the Westwood Cemetery, in Wewoka.

Services are under the direction of Myers Mortuary, in Wewoka.

 

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Kenneth

Wingate

Former Wewoka resident Kenneth James Wingate died Sunday, Jan. 25, at the age of 51, in Sarasota, Fla. He was born Feb. 21, 1957 to Kenneth and Lovella Wingate.

After graduating from Wewoka High School, in 1975, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, at the University of Arlington, in Arlington, Texas. He worked as a freelance photographer and was a certified exercise instructor.

Surviving him are his mother and father, of Sarasota, Fla.; sisters, Sandra Holmberg, of Washington, Mo. and Patricia Bevelhymer, of Arlington, Texas.

The family is planning private services.

 

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Kathryn

Winlock

Kathryn "Kathy" Lee Winlock, age 55, lost her battle with lung cancer on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at her home in Seminole.

Kathy was born July 26, 1953 to Mollie and Troy James, in Seminole.

Kathy loved her two grandchildren and she spent all of her time with them. She was the best mom to her children.

She is survived by on daughter and son-in-law, Krisy Lee Winlock and Jimmy Dinwiddie, of Seminole; son, Richard Winlock Jr., of Oklahoma City; sister, Laquita Hiemer, of Meeker; and two grandchildren, Jade and Jevin Dinwiddie, of Seminole.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Mollie and Troy James; and one grandchild, Bailey Dee Dinwiddie.

Graveside services are scheduled for Saturday, March 7, at 1 p.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole.

 

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Booker

Winrow

Loving husband, father and always your friend. Booker T. Winrow, longtime Earlsboro resident currently of Shawnee, Oklahoma passed away on May 19, 2009 in Shawnee, Oklahoma at the age of 77.

He was born on March 20, 1932 in Earlsboro, Oklahoma to Jackson Williams Winrow and Beulah Winrow.

He was a truck driver and crane operator for Ronnie Allison Trucking in Seminole for many years. Booker was known best for always working on a car or truck, he was a member of the CB Radio Club and his handle was Running Bear. Around town his nickname was Jed Clampet. Booker later gave his life to Christ and was a devoted member and Deacon of Galilee Baptist Church.

He married Pauline (Hinex) Winrow on May 15, 1953 and she survives him of the home. He is also survived by five sons; Ricky D. Winrow of Norman, Billy J. Winrow of Oklahoma City, Dean Winrow of Shawnee, Dennis Winrow of Oklahoma and Bobby Black of Kansas; eight daughters, Oleatha Armstead of Oklahoma City, Priscilla Phillips of Shawnee, Carolyn Winrow of Shawnee, Colleen Sanders of Tennessee, Brenda Cooper of Midwest City, Angela Ward of Del City, Sergeant First Class Shirley Honeycutt of Tennessee and Debbie Winrow of Midwest City; mother, Beaulah Winrow of Tecumseh; one brother, Roy Winrow of Earlsboro; and four sisters, Erma Jean Bigalow of Kansas, Eunice Edmonds of Oklahoma City, Lorene Ryan of Tecumseh and Katheline Hicks of Oklahoma City.

He is also survived by twenty-six grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren. Booker leaves to cherish his life and legacy with his kids that he truly loved dearly.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jackson Winrow; brother, Thurman Winrow; sisters, Opal Booker and Barbara J. Winrow.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at the Galilee Baptist Church in Shawnee with a burial to follow at Earlsboro Cemetery in Earlsboro.

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

 

 

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George Winters

Konawa resident George Louis Winters, age 57, died Dec. 18, 2009, at his home. He was born May 26, 1952 in Pottsville, Penn., to George L. and Mary (Johnston) Winters. He moved from Okinawa to Oklahoma City and then from Oklahoma City to Konawa, in 1969. He was employed with McClure-OLG Propane Company, for 30 years, where he helped manage and deliver propane, for the company.

He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a member of the American Harley Davidson Racing Association. He placed nationally in 1994, and had the top gas Harley Davidson.

He is survived by his daughter, Trina Lee, of Kingston; and two grandchildren.

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

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Konawa, with Father Adrian Vorderlandwher, O.S.B. presiding. Interment with be at the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Konawa.

Serving as pallbearers: Tim Lowry, Bobby Lee, Alan Kramer, Oness Carpenter, Jack Harris and Jeff Harris.

Honorary pallbearer will be: Ed Cole and Rick Yerby.

Visitation will be held at Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa.

 

 

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Lewis Wise

Longtime Seminole resident Lewis Wise, age 88, died Sunday, April 26, 2009, at his home in Seminole.

He was born Aug. 4, 1920, in Seminole, to Alfred and Sallie (Narcome) Wise.

He was a custodian for many years at Seminole State College.

He is survived by his sons, Jack Wise, of Grove, Evans Wise, of Meeker, Timothy Wise, of Weleetka, Terry Wise, of Shawnee, Gerald Wise, of Shawnee, and Joe Wise, of Cromwell; daughters, Mae Wise, of Seminole, Ann Dixon, of Porum, Charlene Lowe, of Glenpool, and Geraldine Little, of Seminole; brother, Harry Henshaw, of Wewoka; sister, Sarah Beck, of Sapulpa; thirty-nine grandchildren; seventy-nine great grandchildren; and six great great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Mandy (Tiger) Wise, two daughters, two sisters, one half-sister, and three brothers and one half- brother

Pallbearers will be: Frank Lena, Jr., Charles Sewell, Mickey Dockery, David Walker, Lance Primeaux, and Samuel England.

Honorary Bearers will be: Alfred Wise, Bill Wise, Kennedy Wise Talamasey, Dwayne Pierce, Rusty Carbitcher, Jimpsey Carbitcher, Doug Isaacs and all of his grandsons.

A Wake will be held at his home on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 7 p.m.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Thursday, April 30, 2009 at the Cedar Creek Eufaula Baptist Church with Rev. Houston Tiger and Dorsey Nero officiating. Interment will follow at England Family Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 100 W. Strothers, in Seminole.

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

 

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Roy Wood

Roy Lee Wood, 80 year-old lifelong Wewoka resident and retired Wewoka Fire Chief passed from this life Jan. 3, 2009, at Holdenville General Hospital. He was born Feb. 20, 2008 in Caw City, to Thomas Homer Wood and Mallie Alice (Heflin) Wood.

Roy graduated from Wewoka High School in 1947 and went on to join the United States Navy where he served during World War II. He earned the rank of Yeoman Third and received the World War II Victory Medal after he had served on the U.S.S. Saint Paul battle ship. Following his military discharge he married Carole Dee Standridge on June 15, 1953, in Wewoka.

Roy worked for the City of Wewoka serving as the Wewoka Fire Chief until his retirement. He also owned and operated several businesses including an Insurance and Real Estate Company, and "Gatsby Antique Mall" in Wewoka. He and his brother Jack also built homes. Roy was a member of the Wewoka Methodist Church and the Wewoka Lions Club. He was also an avid golfer who enjoyed making his own clubs.

His loving family survives him, his wife of 55 years, Carole Dee Wood, of the home in Wewoka; one son, Kirk Wood, of Shawnee; one grandson, Jarrod Wood, and his wife Dayna, of Wewoka; two great grandchildren, Emma and Stephen Kade Wood, both of Wewoka; one sister-in-law, Nina Wood, of Wewoka; one niece, shelly wood, of Wewoka, and one nephew, Thom Wood, of Wewoka.

His parents, and one brother Jack Wood precede Roy in death.

Private family services are scheduled.

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

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

 

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Woods

Winnie Ella (Andrews) Woods, longtime Holdenville area resident, passed away on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009 at the age of 78, at Solara Hospital, in Shawnee.

She was born on Dec. 20, 1930, in Clinton, Tenn. to Ulysses Awn and Serelda Ella (Adkins) Andrews.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd Wayne and Debra Faye Andrews, of Denison, Texas; two daughters and a son-in-law, Karen Arthur, of Wetumka and Elizabeth and Richard Cline, of Seminole; brother, Paris Andrews, of North Carolina; and sister, Dorothy Ainscough, of Michigan. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Kimberly Dawn, Kristin Levi, Terry Lynn and Taylor Danielle and four great grandchildren, Chelsi Nicole, Caleb Lynn, Dalaina Grace, Braydon Allen and one great grandchild on the way.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ulysses and Ella Andrews and several brothers and sisters.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009 at Little Cemetery with Jimmy Freeman officiating.

Honorary bearers will be: Jimmy Daugherty, Richard Cline, Jeremy Huffman and Terry Hayes.

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

 

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Ona Woody

Ona Woody, 92 year-old, lifelong Seminole County resident passed away Saturday, October 24, 2009 in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Ona was born January 14, 1917, north of Seminole to parents Edward and Maggie (Rebeck) Spoonemore.

Ona married Malcolm Woody July 9, 1936 in Little, Oklahoma. She was involved with 4-H Club and Home Demonstration Club in the Varnum Community. She was a member of the Assemblies of God, and attended Seminole First Assembly. She enjoyed working in her garden, tending her flowers and she loved little children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Darrell Logue; and three brothers, Chalmer, Cecil and Raymond Spoonemore.

Ona leaves to cherish her memory two daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Bill McHugh of Walnut Creek, California, Kathy and Jack Burton, of Sacramento, California; one son, Wendell Woody, of Seminole, Oklahoma; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and a host of other family and dear friends.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, October 29, 2009 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery North of Seminole. Rev. Doyle Long will officiate the service.

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

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

 

 

 

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Allen Young

A memorial service for Allen Ray Young will be held Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 10 a.m. at the Gazebo in Highland Cemetery.

Allen Ray Young was born March 30, 1953 in Barnsdall, South Carolina to Mary Ann (Duncan) and Barbara "BA" Young. He found peace on April 1, 2009 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 56.

Allen served his country with the United States Army from 1971 to 1974. He has been a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 334 since 1969.

Allen is preceded in death by his parents, and grandparents Ab and Lillie (Landers) Duncan and John Abe and Fay (Thomas) Young.

He is survived by his son, Justin Young and his daughter Olivia and fiancée Lyndsay, of Oklahoma City; his daughter, Rachel Johnson and her children Tristan, Annjulena, and Isasc, of Norman; ex-wife, Lavon Bunny, also of Norman; one sister, Venus Hendryx and husband Mike, of Seminole; his niece Melanie and husband Brian Smith, of Tulsa; and his best friends Linda and Darrell.

Services under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Rev. Wade Harelson and assisted by Pastor Randy Morgan.

Online condolences may be made at www.parksbrothersfuneralhome.com.

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