Obituaries Printed in the Seminole Producer in 2012

 

Robert Ackerman

Robert Kenneth Ackerman, 79, longtime Seminole resident died, Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole.

Robert was born Feb. 11, 1933 in Trinidad, Colorado to Charles and Ruth (Endicott) Ackerman.

Robert came to Seminole 35 years ago from Bailey, Colorado to make his home here.

While in Seminole he drove a school bus for Seminole and Shawnee Public School Systems.

Prior to coming to Seminole, Robert served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years retiring as a Master Sergeant (E-7).

Robert loved to share the gospel with people wherever he could.

Robert was married to Barbara Kay (Sagen) Ackerman on Oct. 7, 1951 in Rapid City, South Dakota and she preceded him in death on June 1, 1986.

Robert is survived by four sons and daughter-in-laws, Robert Bryce Ackerman, Ronald Bret and LaDonna Ackerman of McLoud, Roland Bart and Kathy Ackerman, Rodney Brant and Summer Ackerman, all of Seminole and a sister, Claudine Pearman of Oregon.

He is also survived by his grandchildren whom he loved very much, Jason Ackerman, Angela Davis, Nikki and Ashton Salsman and Nikki’s mother Tammy Ackerman, Madison and Amin Factor, Kendall and Eddie Diaz, Bailey and Bob Herrera, Colt Ackerman, Courtney Ackerman, Ashley and Dustin Koster, Andrew and Andrea Wilson, Alyssa Humphreys; six great-grandchildren, Ashton Frazier, Garret Ishman, Bella Diaz, Rosalynn Herrera, Edison Diaz and Braelyn Humphrey.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara; a son, Richard Bryan Ackerman and a granddaughter, Jenna Kay Ackerman.

Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 2, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole with military honors.

His son, Ron Ackerman, will deliver the eulogy at the service.

Casket bearers will be Bryce Ackerman, Drew Wilson, Bart Ackerman, Rodney Ackerman, Colt Ackerman and Amin Factor.

Honorary bearers will be Ron Ackerman, Delbert Bartosh and Scott Bartosh.

Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole is in charge of arrangements.

Ackerman

 

 

 

Kay Adam

Kay Grisso Adam, 64, former Seminole, Bowlegs area resident, died Aug. 8, 2012 in Sparks, Nevada.

She was born Aug. 24, 1947 in Seminole to Audy and Francis Grisso.

She attended Bowlegs High School and graduated in 1965.

She was a retired Casino Card Dealer at the Eldorado Casino in Reno, Nevada.

Survivors include her daughter, Beverly Chapian of Sparks, Nevada; one brother, Joe Grisso of Seminole and two grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Gene Grisso and Stan Grisso.

Cremation Memorial services where held this past week in Sparks, Nevada.

Arrangements were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Adam

 

 

 

Walter L. "Butch" Adams

Walter Leroy Adams, 64, was born Oct. 24, 1947 in Lyons, KS.

He was the son of Walter O. and Helen M. (Belong) Adams.

He passed away suddenly at his residence in Phoenix, AZ on Oct. 2, 2012.

A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church, Seminole on Oct. 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

Walter graduated in 1965 from Lyons High School, Lyons, KS.

He attended Kansas State University, Sterling College and Oklahoma State University.

He had an extensive career as a hydraulic engineer, and then later as a salesman.

Walter married Melva J. Smith on Jan. 29, 1969. Together, they had a daughter, Jennifer Marie Adams.

Then, Walter married Linda L. Powers on Sept. 24, 1986. They were married for 23 years until she passed away in 2009.

Walter was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Adams (2009), mother, Helen Adams (1966), father, Walter Adams (2003), grandparents, Roy Belong (1962), Ruth Belong (1995), Walter M. Adams, (1977), and Willie Adams (1994).

Walter is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Marie (Adams) Knudsen and her husband, David of Phoenix, AZ; step-son, Jon Powers and his wife, Sarah of Wooster, OH; grandchildren, Andrew Sanburn of Phoenix, AZ; Jacob Knudsen of Phoenix, AZ, Stella Powers of Wooster, OH, Marek Powers of Wooster, OH; brothers, Gary Adams of Seminole, Eric Adams of Gilletter, WY; step-mother, Eula Sanders of Ft. Worth, TX; step-sister, Renna Hanlon of Paris, TX; step-brother, Mickey McBride of San Antonio, TX; aunts, Carol Forrest of Seminole, JoAnn Mathis of Bedford, TX, Clovis Quijada of Dessert Valley, AZ; uncles, Bill Belong of Poway, CA, Carl Adams of Chase, KS; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Robert Adkisson

Robert "Bob" Brian Adkisson was born on March 3, 1956, in Oklahoma City, and departed this life on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in Prague at the age of 56.

Bob, the son of Robert and Francis (Little) Adkisson, was a resident of Prague.

He graduated from Prague High School with the class of 1974.

He married Karen M. Quary on July 29, 1975 in Prague.

Bob worked as a dispatcher for Tiger Trucks.

His parents preceded Bob in death.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Karen Adkisson of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Brian, Jr., and Jenny Adkisson; sisters, Stacia and David Huggins of Modesto, CA, Sherri and Charlie Smith of Wellston, Sharla and Randy Seaton of Sparks; and three grandchildren, Haley, Jacob and Bobby "Little Bob" Adkisson.

Special thanks to Jeremy and Kristy Quary, Loving Care Hospice, Liz Green, Amanda Carpenter, and Sierra Haus.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Prague with Bro. Tim Emmons officiating. Burial is private.

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

Adkisson

 

 

 

Albert Aldridge

Albert Thomas "Toby" Aldridge, 69, longtime Seminole resident died Thursday, April 12, 2012 in Wewoka.

He was born July 26, 1942 in Prague to Ellis and Carmaleta (Payne) Aldridge.

He graduated from Bowlegs High School in 1960.

He worked for several years at the OG&E plant in Konawa and the Goff Corporation in Seminole.

He is survived by two sons, Keith Aldridge of Seminole and Jimmy Aldridge of Konawa; two daughters, Vickie Peters of Edmond and Tracey Smith of Carroll, Texas; three brothers, Delbert Aldridge of Shawnee, Gary Aldridge of Cushing and Jay Aldridge of Seminole and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Gilbert Aldridge.

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2012 at the Church of Christ at 12040 Highway 99 North in Seminole. Arpoika Daniels will officiate at the service.

Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole is in charge of arrangements.

Aldridge

 

 

 

Eugene Aldridge

Gene was born in Wewoka on Dec. 23, 1931, to J. Bart and Marjory McNemer Aldridge.  

Wewoka is the capital of the Seminole Nation and Gene was a proud member of the tribe.  

After graduating from Wewoka High School, he attended Westminster College in Fulton, MO for one year and then transferred to the University of Oklahoma where he served as chaplain and choral director of SAE Fraternity.

He received a degree in Geology and, upon graduation from OU, joined Geophysical Service Inc., a subsidiary of Texas Instruments.  

He was then called into the U.S. Air Force where he served as a Personnel Officer for Connally AFB near Waco, TX, and was a member of the base basketball and volleyball teams.  His volleyball team twice reached the World Air Force Championship Tournament, winning third and second place in 1955 and 1956.   

In 1959, he married Martha Reid of Woodville, TX.  A time that Gene remembered as "the best day’s work I ever did".  

They settled in Richardson, TX in 1960 and Gene began working at TI as its first Corporate Risk Manager.  

After leaving TI in 1969, Gene became owner of Metro Insurance Services, a Dallas-based commercial insurance agency.  

In 1960, Gene and Martha joined the First United Methodist Church of Richardson where he served several terms on the church board and was a member of the Building Committee that directed construction of the church site on Belt Line Rd.  

He served on the Nominating Committee, and was a long-time member of the church choir. Gene also sang the bass lead in his church’s presentations of "Amahl and the Night Visitors." 

Throughout his life, Gene was involved with affairs of the University of Oklahoma.  For over 30 years he was active in the OU Club of Dallas. 

 In 1973, he founded the "Sooner Club of Dallas" and served as its first president.  He was a charter member of "The Associates" – a private funding organization for OU.  

He was elected to, and served a 3-year term on the OU Alumni Board of Directors.   

In 1974, Gene began coaching neighborhood youth basketball. He found this task to be so rewarding that he continued teaching the sport at Prairie Creek Elementary over the next 15 seasons.  

His "Prairie Creek Pacers" won five city championships.  Gene developed basketball skills for many Richardson youngsters who played middle and high school basketball.  

His driveway with court markings and lighting for night play was a long-time gathering place for Richardson young people.  

In 1980, he served as president of the J. J. Pearce High School Booster Club.  

Gene left this world on Oct. 29, 2012.

Gene is survived by his loving wife, Martha Reid Aldridge; sister, Marilyn Aldridge Harkins of Raymore, MO; daughter, Ruth Ann Aldridge of Richardson, TX; son and daughter-in-law, J. Bart and Deborah Lyle Aldridge of Richardson, TX; son and daughter-in-law, Philip Reid and Jenny Jeter Aldridge of Austin, TX; and seven grandchildren, Reid, Evelyn, Libby, Drew, Blake, Philip and John Aldridge.  

Additional surviving family members include one nephew, one niece, three great-nephews and one great niece, all of the Kansas City, MO area.  

Donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church Richardson, Attn: Business Office, P.O. Box 830877, Richardson, TX  75083-0877; The Seminole Nation Museum, 524 S. Wewoka (P. O. Box 1532), Wewoka, OK  74884-1532 or The Network, 741 S. Sherman St., Richardson, TX 75081.  

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2 at First United Methodist Church of Richardson, 503 N. Central Expressway.

Charles Anderson

Charles Eugene Anderson, 71, of Wewoka died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 at the Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at the Dewey Cemetery with Pastor Russell Ryker of the Hilltop Family Life Center in Wewoka officiating and directed by the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory.

A memorial has been established and those who wish may send their contributions to the Hilltop Family Life Center, P.O. Box 776, Wewoka, Oklahoma, 74884.

Anderson was born in Bartlesville on Sept. 13, 1941 to Willie C. (Bill) Anderson and Dorothy M. (Watkins) Anderson.

He grew up in the area north of Copan and graduated from Copan High School.

He was employed with Reda Pump Co and a machinist and later as an inspector until his retirement in the early 1990’s.

He then relocated to Bowie, Texas and then Wewoka, for the past several years.

Anderson is survived by one daughter, April Rashell Smith of Bartlesville; two sons, Charlie Eugene Anderson Jr. of Copan and James Gary Anderson of Independence, Kansas; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Anderson

 

 

 

Lucy Anderson

Lucy Elizabeth (Reichard) Anderson, 94

Lucy passed away Tuesday morning June 12, 2012 at Holdenville at the age of 94.

Elizabeth will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends for her passion to her family and the field of dance.

She was born Aug. 27, 1917 in Paola, Kansas to the late Mamie Marie Reichard and Walter Valentine Riechard.

Elizabeth was a 1935 graduate of East Wichita High School.

She then traveled as a professional dancer, performing across the country.

She was a well known accomplished dancer and has appeared on the stage many times.

She eventually opened a dance studio in Wichita, Kansas where she enjoyed teaching her students ball room dancing.

Elizabeth was a devout Christian who attended church regularly and truly enjoyed painting, collecting antiques, jewelry and playing games with her family.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Anderson is preceded in death by her husband, Clifford G. Anderson who passed away May 27, 1996; one sister, Drucilla Riechard; one brother, Al Reichard and stepdaughter, Janet Anderson.

Mrs. Anderson is survived by one son, Chris Anderson of Wewoka; three daughters, Lynn Stephan and her husband Don Stephan of Wichita, Kansas, Stevie Ladd and her husband Rob of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Judy Fechtner of Round Lake Beach, Illinois.

She is also survived by six grandchildren, Christopher Anderson, Michael Anderson, Holly (Anderson) Hawks, Collin Anderson, Marc Techtner, Chloe Ladd and three great-grandchildren, Haley Hawks, Lucas Fechtner and Payton Fechtner.

A Memorial Service will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Wewoka with Pastor Jay Badry.

Message of condolence may be sent www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

Memorial service is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Anderson

 

 

 

Stella Anderson

Stella Marie Anderson, 88, died on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2012 at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City, Kansas.

She was born Oct. 24, 1925 in Clemscott, Oklahoma to Ora and Francis Matlock Masters.

A resident of Scott City, Kansas since 1962 moving from Satanta, Kansas, she was the Office Manager for the local Cable TV company for 22 years before retiring.

On Oct. 24, 1950, she married Kenneth R. Anderson in Ozark, Arkansas.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth R. Anderson of Scott City, Kansas; one son, Steve Anderson of Cheyenne, Wyoming; one daughter, Lois Anderson of Wichita, Kansas; one sister, Betty Sims of Seminole; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, John L. Anderson; and one brother, Odell Masters.

Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church in Scott City, Kansas at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Rev. Dennis Carter officiated the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Scott County Hospital or American Heart Association.

Graveside services will be at Little Cemetery in Seminole at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.

Price and Sons Funeral Home in Scott City, Kansas were in charge of funeral arrangements.

 

 

Rena Archer

Rena Evelyn Archer died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 in Tulsa at the age of 86.

She was born July 25, 1926 in Gans, Oklahoma to Elmer and Mable (Israel) Cooper.

She attended Gans Public School and later married William (Leroy) Archer on Feb. 15, 1944 in Oklahoma City. They made their home in Wewoka.

Rena was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughters, Linda Brown and Charlene Roberts; brother, J.B. Cooper and sister, Reba Livesay and a grandson, Jerry Moseley.

She is survived by her children, Peggy Coyle of Wewoka, and Neva Weller of Newalla, eleven grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday Aug. 31, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Schoolton Cemetery in Cromwell.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Dwight Argo

Dwight B. Argo was born Dec. 5, 1946 in Wewoka.

He went to be with the Lord on Sept. 5, 2012.

First and foremost, Dwight was a believer in Christ, a patriot, and a family man.

He attended school in Wewoka and graduated in 1965.

He marred Sheila Edwards on April 12, 1969 in Holdenville. They were married for 43 years.

At the age of 15, Dwight began as a sleeper at the Wewoka Fire Department and worked his way though the ranks to Fire Chief. He was also on EMT, and served 32 years with the Wewoka Fire Dept.

Dwight was a civic leader and served the City of Wewoka in many capacities.

In the years past, he was a City Councilman, Building inspector, Acting City Manager, Member of the Park Board and a Civil Defense Volunteer.

He served 12 years in the Oklahoma National Guard.

He was the type of person to help anyone in need and was the first to do anything that was needed.

Dwight was very creative and could build or fix anything, especially with Charlie's help.

He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed the outdoors, all animals, and loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Dwight had the most wonderful group of friends who never failed to be with him throughout his illness. The friends he made growing up stayed close to him throughout his life.

He was greatly loved by all his family and will be missed beyond words.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Alta and Buford Argo; siblings, Dallas Argo, Rita Argo, Cecil Argo, Pat Whitehead, Nema Davis, Rowena Laymon; and a granddaughter, Alexandria Crockett.

Dwight is survived by his wife, Sheila of the home; daughter, Sunni Crockett and husband Andy; granddaughters, Kirstyn of Oklahoma City, Ashtyn Mayer and husband Kendall of Lafayette, LA; sister, Glenda Russo of Denver, CO; sister-in-law, Jonne Witt and husband Scott of Shawnee; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at First Baptist Church Wewoka with Pastor Jay Badry officiating, and burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Grimes, Mike Billingsley, Ronald Sosbee, Donald Sosbee, Paul Hererra, Hershell O'Donnell, Charles Chance, and Larry Sawyer.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Kelly, Rick Ayers, John Norman, Alvin Ward, John Bellmeyer, Roger Little, and Mickey Crittenden.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Argo

 

 

 

Diana Armstrong

 

Diana Kay Armstrong, 68, longtime Seminole resident died Sunday, Jan 22, 2012 in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Diana was born on Dec 7, 1943 to Bill and Bernice (Sears) Johnson in Richmond, California.

Diana was an L.P.N. nurse and she had worked for Seminole Municipal Hospital, Dr. Brendan O’Keffee, M.D. and several area nursing homes before retiring in December of 2011.

Diana was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church in Shawnee, where she enjoyed making trips with the Singles Group going to Branson, Nashville and taking cruises.

Her love was her children and grandchildren.

She also enjoyed crocheting.

Diana married Vernon Newton Armstrong, Sr. on April 2, 1965 in Midland, Texas.

They moved to Seminole in 1967 to raise their three children. He preceded her in death on Sept 19, 2005.

Diana is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law; Bryan and Angela Armstrong and David and Christy Armstrong of Seminole, and a daughter and son-in-law Susan and William Adcock, Jr. of Seminole, one sister MaryLynn Harmon of Texas and eight grandchildren; Heather Adcock, Megan Adcock, Billy Adcock, Wyatt Armstrong, Luke Armstrong, Sarah Armstrong, Jennifer Armstrong, Joshua Armstrong. And a close friend Robert Stewart of Wewoka.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Vernon, a sister Janie Johnson and a brother Joe Dell Johnson.

Funeral services are planned for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday Jan 25, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Allen Wood and Bill Adcock will officiate at the services with burial at Little Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Armstrong

 

 

 

Joan Artcliff

Joan (Steiner) Artcliff died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 at the age of 62.

She was born on June 7, 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan to Mary Emma (Dunlap) Steiner and James F. Steiner.

She grew up in the Saginaw, Bridgeport area and Graduated from Bridgeport High School.

She married Warren E. "Butch" Artcliff, Sr. on Jan. 17, 1970.

She is survived by her husband; one son, Warren E. Artcliff, Jr.; one daughter, Cindylou Allison; four granddaughters; two great granddaughters; two sisters, Shirley Lockhart of Birchrun, Michigan, (Joan’s twin sister) Joann Herzberg of Hale Michigan.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Pat Midcalf; one daughter, Theresa Ann Artcliff and a nephew, Mickey Sigman.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service.

Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, located 2 miles east of Seminole on Hwy 270.

Casket bearers will be Michael Gordon, Robert Henderson, Zach Wilson, Terry Bowen, Waylon Myers and William Allison.

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

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

Artcliff

 

 

 

Sandra Atkinson

Sandra Jean (Irby) Atkinson, age 74 and a resident of Konawa died at her home on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Cremation is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

She was born Sept. 3, 1937 in Konawa to Delmar Irby and Clio (Bowerman) Irby.

She was a graduate of Konawa High School and married Leonard C. Atkinson.

She worked as a seamstress for a clothing industry in Konawa.

She is survived by one son, Richard Dale Byrd of Fairview, Oklahoma; one daughter, Barbara Jean Lee of Oklahoma City; two brothers, David Irby of Blanchard and Jesse Irby of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Lynda McCraw of Konawa, Beverly Towler of Rall, Texas, and Patricia McGuire of Wewoka; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Delmar and Clio Irby; her husband, Leonard Atkinson; one brother, D. G. Irby and two sisters, Betty Myatt and Norma Tew.

Atkinson

 

 

 

William Atwell Jr.

Services for William O'Bannon Atwell Jr., age 90 are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 at Wewoka Presbyterian Church with Jim Coone officiating and burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born in Garber, Oklahoma on June 29, 1922 to the late William O'Bannon Atwell and Ethel Mildred (Hawks) Atwell.

He received his education in Okemah, OK and graduated in 1940.

While in school he enjoyed playing football.

William later played semi-pro baseball in the position of catcher.

He served his country in the United States Navy during WWII.

In 1956 he moved to Wewoka where he worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

On Aug. 3, 1952, he married Fredia Lee Saak in Stroud and to this marriage three children were born.

Bill worked for the State of Oklahoma from 1958 to 1988 as Bridge Inspector.

He loved to cook and was well known for his world famous fudge and sugar cookies.

He and Freida owned and operated the E-Z Out Convenience Store Wewoka from 1980 to 1990.

He was a member and elder of Wewoka Presbyterian Church.

 

Preceding Bill in death are his parents, daughter Raellen Aldridge, grandson Donnie Sipes.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years Fredia of the home; daughters, Cindy Sipes and Darlene Potter all of Wewoka; one sister, June Allford of Holdenville; one brother, Don Atwell of Meeker; grandchildren, Scott Aldridge, Mathew Aldridge, Amanda Childers, Laura Potter, and William Potter; six great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Atwell

 

 

 

Erma Austin

Erma Kathaleen "Kitty" Austin, 82 year-old Ardmore resident and former Seminole resident died Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born Nov. 6, 1929 in Morrisville, Missouri to Florus Emory and Zula Mae (Erwin) Phillips.

She worked for the Continental Baking Company "Wonder Bread" in McAlester for 19 years before retiring in 1978.

She married Lee Roy Austin on Aug. 13, 1977 in Seminole.

She is survived by two daughters, Cherry Tibbs and Sena Wood all of Ardmore; one sister, Mae Davis of SeaTac, Washington; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lee Roy; one daughter, Cindy Wooley; one great-grandson, Daylan McSwain; one brother, Charley and two sisters, Nancy and Jackie.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service.

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

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

Austin

 

 

 

Helen Austin

 

" Her children shall call her blessed…a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.", Proverbs 31.

These words sum up the life of Helen Austin who went to be with the Lord Jan 3, 2012.

Helen Morgan was born Oct 5, 1912 in Dry Bayou, Missouri to Robert and Pearl Morgan.

In 1920, the family, including two younger sisters and one brother, moved to Oklahoma following the oil boom. They moved several times, ending up in Seminole, where Helen finished high school.

She married Earl Austin shortly after her high school graduation in 1929; it lasted 57 years until his death in 1986.

She brought her children up in the First Baptist Church in Seminole and was actively involved in youth programs. She taught Sunday school until the age of 86.

She loved all activities surrounding food, and her home was always a welcome gathering place for family and friends.

Helen and Earl were active and respected in Seminole, where Earl was a businessman and civic leader, serving on the City Council.

She spent her time nurturing and instilling values in her four children.

Even though she had been unable to attend college, her love of books and learning influenced them to attend Oklahoma A & M/ OSU, and all received college degrees.

Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were the lights of her life.

After living in Miami, Oklahoma and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 2000 after the death of husband Earl and son Robert, she moved to Dallas to live with daughter Mary Anne and granddaughter Melissa Miller where she lived until her death at age 99.

She was preceded in death by sisters Nadine and Louise and brother R.J., her husband Earl and son Robert. She is survived by her daughter Nancy and husband Gil Crook of Tehachapi, California, daughter Mary Anne Smiley of Dallas, Texas, and son Earl Austin and wife Patricia of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Friday, Jan 6, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel at 1001 N. Milt Phillips Ave. Seminole, Oklahoma.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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

Austin

 

 

 

James Babb

James Edward Babb, 66, died in Oklahoma City, Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 after a short illness.

He was born March 7, 1946 in Panama City, Florida to the late Trudell Haskins Babb and Jonah Sidney Babb.

He married Shirley Fountain 1979 in McComb, Mississippi.

He worked for Seminole County as a diesel mechanic, before his retirement.

Preceding him in death are his parents; daughter, Sandy Kesselring and two siblings, Edith and Jonah.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley of the home; children, Jamie Bardwell of Cordell, Doug Bardwell of Elk City, Tammy Bardwell of Holdenville, Lonnie Bardwell of Seminole, and Andy Babb of Germany; twelve grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Gertrude Babb Mills, Doris Babb Miss, Cecil Babb, Diane Babb Cantrell and Danny Babb all of Tennessee.

Pall bearers will be Jamie Bardwell, Doug Bardwell, Lonnie Bardwell, and Matthew Seawright.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating and burial at Little Cemetery.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Babb

 

 

 

Elizabeth Babcock

Elizabeth "Betty" Babcock of Roseville, IL died Monday, May 28, at the Roseville Rehab and Health Care Center. 

She was born May 26, 1928 in Seminole to John L. and Lorean Land Davis. 

She married John E. Babcock on June 28, 1958 in Galesburg.

She is survived by her husband, John of Roseville; one daughter, Rebecca Pepper of Macomb and one sister, Glenn Kullman of Lake Havasu, Ariz. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers in laws.

She was a homemaker.

She worked at Carlberg Printing in Roseville.

She worked as a cook at the grade school and high school at Roseville before retiring as a book keeper at Farmers Grain Co. 

She was also a partner in Babcock’s Fruit Farm for many years. 

Graveside service were held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday May 31, at the Roseville Township Cemetery. Rev. James Oliver officiated. 

Memorials may be made to the Roseville Ambulance and or the Swan Creek Fire Dept. 

Please sign the online guestbook at www.cormanmh.com.

Corman Memorial Home Roseville is in charge of the arrangements.

Anna Bailey

 

Anna Jewel Bailey was born on Aug 8, 1914, in Seminole County, and departed this life on Friday, Feb 3, 2012, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 97.

Jewel, the daughter of Henry Shirley and Belle (Ramsey) Hill, was a life-long resident of Seminole County.

She married Homer Woodrow Bailey on April 9, 1932 in Seminole County. He preceded her in death on August 4, 1987.

Jewel was a member of Haney Methodist Church and a homemaker.

Her parents and 10 brothers and sisters also preceded Jewel in death.

Survivors include son, S. J. "Bud" Bailey of Oklahoma City; daughter and son-in-law, Robby Sue and Billy Wilson of Pasadena, TX; six Grandchildren; ten Great-grandchildren and 11 Great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012 at 10:00 AM, at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with officiating. Interment will follow at the 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

Betty Baker

Betty Bohl Baker was born on Aug. 25, 1954, in Moore and departed this life on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in Prague, at the age of 57.

Betty, the daughter of Pete and Elizabeth (Lane) Bohl, was a long-time resident of Prague.

She graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics.

She married Brian Baker on July 21, 1979 in Houston, Texas.

Betty worked many years for Southwestern Bell and recently retired as a pork producer in Hughes County.

Locally she was active in the Prague United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, PEO, Prague Schools and school sports, to name just a few.

Betty restarted Scouting in Prague in 1993. To date, Troop 485 has produced 11 Eagle Scouts.

Betty's involvement in many areas of the community of Prague will be missed.

Professionally, Betty was frequently seen at the Capitol engaging with legislators, providing comments during committee meetings and telling the story of Oklahoma's growing pork industry.

She served on the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry's CAFO Rules Advisory Committee for 14 years, beginning with its creation in 1998 and serving until her death.

In 2003, Gov. Brad Henry appointed Betty to a five-year term on the Oklahoma Agriculture Enhancement and Diversification Board.

Baker Farms was recognized as a National Environmental Steward Award winner in 1998 by National Hog Farmer Magazine.

Her father and brother, Ronald P. Bohl, preceded Betty in death.

Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Brian Baker of the home; son, Travis Baker of the home; mother, Elizabeth "Liz" Bohl of Prague and other relatives and many friends.

Memorials may be made in Betty's name to the Boy Scouts of America, 3031 NW 64th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73116.

The Baker family will receive friends on Friday, May 18, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Parks Brothers Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Prague United Methodist Church in Prague with Rev. Scott Keneda officiating.

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

A guest book is available to share your memories on-line.

Please visit www.ParksBrothers.net

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JoAnn Baker

JoAnn Ismel Baker died on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 in Oklahoma City at the age of 68.

Services will be Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Assembly of God church in Wetumka with Reverend Jimmy Lee Thomas Jr. officiating.

Interment will be at the Wisner Cemetery under the direction of Williamson-Spradlin Funeral Home in Wetumka.

John Baker

John Robert Baker, 67 of Seminole, died Jan 21, 2012 at his residence in Seminole.

Services will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Marvin Kehl of the First Baptist Church of Seminole will officiate services.

John was born to Chester Baker and Ruby Grisso Baker on March 7, 1944 in Vallejo, California.

He graduated from Bowlegs High School in 1962 and attended college at East Central University in Ada.

He was employed at Tinker Air Force Base for 35 years, retiring in 2001 as a Management Analyst.

From 1976-1980 John served two terms on the Seminole City Council.

He coached Little League Baseball and was vice-president at the state level for the CABA Baseball Association.

He was an Odyssey of the Mind coach for several years, competing nationally on two occasions.

John was a member of the Seminole Elks Lodge where he served as treasurer and coordinated donations from the lodge to the Sulphur Veteran’s Home.

He also served in the National Guard.

John is survived by his wife, Natalie; a son, Jarrod Baker of Shawnee, a daughter Sharon Racine and her husband Dana of Boston, Massachusetts, and two recent born twin grandchildren, Genevieve and Isaac Racine; a sister, Saundra Garrison and her husband, Bob of Seminole, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Wayne Baker.

Casket bearers will be Mark Newman, Jim Lawson, Nick Baker, Brandon Lyle, Matt Daniel and Tommy Darr.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Oklahoma. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

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Mamie Baker

Mamie Marie Barham Baker entered Heaven's gates at 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.

She was born Mamie Marie Barham in Comanche, Oklahoma.

She went by Marie or Sister Baker, but to nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren, she was "Ma."

Marie was the fourth daughter of John Jackson and Nancy Pearl Emily (Dunn) Barham. She had four sisters and two brothers.

On a Sunday morning in October of 1938, she married her beloved husband, Harold Jeff Baker.

They were married right after Sunday School class and then attended the regular Sunday morning service.

Her husband preceded her in death on April 20, 1998.

She was also preceded in death by daughter, Haroline Baker on Oct. 2, 1940; her parents; sisters, Oleta, Johnnie, Ruth and Faye and her brother, Z.T. Barham.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Harold Jeff Baker of Gilmore, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Juana and Don Aylor of Prague; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Donald Barham of Oregon and many cousins, nephews, nieces, and in-laws

Most importantly, she is survived by the many children she led to Christ through her ministry.

She was a pastor's wife. A job she cherished. She helped her husband through evangelism. They held many revivals together.

She was a Sunday school teacher, children's church leader, Missionette leader, a Women's Ministries leader, a song leader, and a church camp leader.

The most fun a child could have was attending Vacation Bible School with the Bakers.

They loved children and they loved it when a child accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

"This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine."

The Baker family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, Aug. 15, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Parks Brothers Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., at the Assembly of God Church in Prague with Rev. Kevin Wehrli and Rev. David Baker officiating.

Interment will be at 3:30 p.m. at Dixie Cemetery in Loco, Oklahoma.

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

A guest book is available to share your memories on-line.

Please visit www.ParksBrothers.net

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L.M. Barkhimer

 

Funeral service for long time Wewoka resident L.M. Barkhimer are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dan Factor officiating and interment to follow at Tate Mountain Cemetery south of Wewoka.

L.M., a long time resident of Seminole County went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 9. He went peacefully at his home in Wewoka with family by his side at the age of 93 years.

Born November 27, 1918 in Peel, Arkansas to D.F and Ethel (Merriman) Barkhimer. He leaves behind three children: Daughter Sue Smith, son Steve Barkhimer and wife Karen of Wewoka, and daughter Linda Sadler and husband Mike of Beggs,; twenty grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and many great-great grandchildren as well as two sisters Ella Norman and Zella Dansby of Wewoka.

Preceding him in death are his parents, two daughters Christine Barkhimer and Kathy Wade; one son Armon (Butch) Barkhimer, brother J.D. Barkhimer , a sister Stella Streater and granddaughter Sharra Lynn Calaway.

L.M. proudly served his county in the armed forces during WWll in the 79th Infantry. He fought in France, Germany, Belgium, and Austria. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and received a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for valor.

Pall Bearers will be: Dale Smith, Max Smith, Keith Barkhimer, Scott Barkhimer, Matt Wade, Jason Sadler, and Justin Sadler.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be: Brett Wade, Johnny Smith, and VFW Post 1311.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Dorothy Beauford

Dorothy Pearl (Wren) Beauford, 79, longtime Seminole resident died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 at her home in Seminole.

She was born May 1, 1933 in Las Vegas, Nevada to parents Thomas I. Wren and Pearl Jane (Tapper) Wren.

She graduated from High School in Las Vegas, Nevada and later married Derald Van Beauford on Sept. 20, 1949 in Shawnee.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Derald Beauford of the home; one son, Larry Beauford of Seminole; one daughter, Lynne Tanner of Oklahoma City; one sister, Nadine Gibson of Las Vegas, Nevada; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Donald I. Wren, L.D. Wren and by one granddaughter, Ann Barksdale.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 at Little Cemetery with her brother-in-law, Martin Beauford officiating the service.

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

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

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Joe Bell

 

Joe Paul Bell, 65, life long Seminole resident died, Saturday, Jan 28, 2012 at Integris Seminole Medical Center in Seminole.

Joe was born March 29, 1946 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Dick and Hazel Marie (Chitwood) Bell.

Joe was a graduate of Seminole High School.

Joe was an investor.

He is survived by two brothers Richard Bell and Bobby Bell of Norman.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral services are planned for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with entombment to follow at the Rose Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum in Tulsa.

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

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Cecil Bender

Cecil Joe Bender, age 79 of Shawnee passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012 at his home in Shawnee.

He was born May 27, 1933 in Seminole to Jonas and Effie (Lena) Bender.

Cecil worked for J&M Roofing for 37 years before retiring.

He enjoyed his ministry and pastor work.

He was a member of Wewoka Indian Baptist Church. and Ocese Band.

Cecil loved to spend time with his family and friends.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Preceding Cecil in death are his parents; brothers, Edmond, Lotmon Bender; sisters, Mary and Lillie Bender; wives, Georgia Bender, Vivian Bender; son, Jimmy Bender and daughters, Billie Jo and Theresa Bender.

Survivors include sons, Joseph and wife Jenny of the home, Leonard Kocher of Norman, Timmy Armstrong of the home, Sandy and Jason Asbill of Ardmore, Jimmy Armstrong of Tecumseh; grandchildren, Maecie Bender, Elijah Bender, Kiana Daniels, and Jaylen Daniels; a host of nieces, nephews, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and special niece Stella.

Wake Service will be Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home (6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.) with Rev. Jimsey Harjo officiating.

The Body will be taken to Sand Creek Eufaula at 4:00 p.m. Monday for an all night Wake at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist with Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev Thomas Little officiating and burial will follow at Bender Family Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Loving Care Hospice and a very special thanks to Phil Bagley of Angels Home Health.

Pall Bearers will be Mike Bender, Mark Belvins, Curtis Little, Bryant Davis, Randy Camp, and Jessie Cooper.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Wade Camp , Marcus Cooper, TS Wapskineh and David Gonzales.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Michael Bender

Michael Wayne Bender, 59, longtime Seminole resident died Monday, Feb 6, 2012 at his home in Seminole.

Michael was born March 5, 1952 in Wewoka, to John Jesse and Virginia Merita (Duncan) Bender.

Michael moved to the Norman and Moore area for many years and attended and graduated from Norman High School and OSU Tech School.

Michael moved back to Seminole in 1983 from Moore.

He was a member of the Seminole Church of Christ and a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.

Michael was employed at Seminole State College as a night housekeeping supervisor and had previously worked at Coates Roofing in Seminole and Sterling Graham Pest and Weed Control.

Michael was married to Roberta J. (Hickerson) Bender on Sept 3, 1982 in Oklahoma City.

Michael is survived by his wife Roberta of the home in Seminole, his father John Bender of Norman, son, Ryan Pierce and his wife Cara of Moore, daughters, Terri Smith and her husband James of Shawnee and Paula Mariott and her husband Paul of Seminole. He is also survived by a brother Steve Bender of San Antonio, Texas; three sisters, Susie Brady of Okemah, Shirley Howell and Betty Joe Craig both of Seminole, and eight grandchildren; Destinie Kiser, Tashiana Watts, Macava Smith, Princella Smith, William Pierce, Kaleb Pierce, Kaylee Pierce and Joshua Mariott.

His mother Merita Bender preceded Michael in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Feb 9, 2012 at the Seminole Church of Christ at 4200 Hwy 99N in Seminole with Chris Stinnett officiating and Arpoika Daniels assisting. Burial will follow at the Bender Family Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be Joshua Mariott, William and Kaleb Pierce, Arpoika Daniels, Brian Coates, David Duncan and Ted Hurt.

Honorary Bearers will be Jack Mattingly, Sr., Cecil Sullivan, Syd Morgan and Ted Jordan.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial donations be made to the Seminole Church of Christ to help the family with Michael’s medical expenses.

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

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William Benn

William Crawford "Bill" Benn, 63 year-old longtime Seminole resident passed from this life Thursday, March 15, 2012 at his home in Seminole. He was born October 16, 1948 in Morenci, Arizona to parents Crawford Haskell Benn and Betty Marie (Hall) Benn.

He served in the United States Army where he served his Country proudly overseas in Vietnam earning the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. He moved to Seminole 39 years ago from Bloomington, Indiana. On April 19, 1973 in Miami, Oklahoma Bill married his wife of 38 years Joyce Stanfill. He had served on the City Council for several years and he owned and operated J.B.’s Smoke Shop in Stroud, Oklahoma for several years.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Tim Tate officiating. Interment will be Monday, March 19, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole with Military Honors.

Casket bearers will be: Joe Foutz, Branon Bowen, Gary Cordell, John Choate, Mike Snyder, Donnie Carter and Lee Cohn.

Honorary bearers will be: Dax Benn, Kylar Benn and Sean Benn.

Survivors include his wife Joyce Stanfill Benn of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Amber and Branon Bowen of Seminole, Oklahoma, Shevlyn and Joe Foutz of Seminole; three sons and daughter-in-law, Dax Benn of Seminole, Oklahoma, Kylar and Sabra Benn of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Sean Benn of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; one brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Sherweeta Benn of Seminole, Oklahoma; two sisters, Joan Riddle of Coweta, Oklahoma, Bette Kiefer, of San Antonio, Texas; six grandchildren, Peyton and Austin Bowen, Audree, Jolee, Brody Foutz and Kylie Crain all of Seminole, Oklahoma; and a host of other family and dear friends.

His parents, and one brother, Barry Benn, preceded Bill in death.

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

 

Minnie Bennett

Minnie "Lorene" Bennett, 78, of Edmond died Dec. 17, 2012 in Edmond.

She was born Nov. 13, 1934 to Robert F. and Hannah D. Myers.

She was a 1952 graduate of Eldorado High School.

She worked and later retired from Edmond Memorial Hospital where she served as an LPN.

She is survived by her son, Gary Bennett of Guthrie, and daughter, Saundra Bingham of Vamoosa; brother, Harold Myers of Wash.; and two granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Densel and Dale Myers; and sisters, Lavryl Parks and Dora Beth Freeman.

Services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at the Matthews Funeral Home Chapel with a graveside service taking place at 4:00 pm at the Eldorado Cemetery in Eldorado.

Donations may be made to the Edmond E.A.R.C., Hope Center or Senior Citizen’s Center.

Services are under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home of Edmond.

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Donald Berry

Donald Ray Berry, 55, of Shawnee died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.

He was born May 8, 1955 in Seminole.

He was employed by BJ Hughes and TDK for 27 years. He was employed by Shawnee High School at the time of his death.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by brothers, Sammy Berry of Wewoka, Kenneth Berry of Lima, Benjamin Berry of Seminole, Earl Berry of Shawnee and Carl Berry of Spencer; and sisters, Jackie Stroud of Wewoka, Wanda Jones, Cora Brown and Deaner Berry, all of Oklahoma City.

A private family memorial service is planned.

Arrangements were under the direction of Myers Mortuary in Wewoka.

Robert Bishop Jr.

 

Robert Lewis "Bobby" Bishop, Jr., 47 year-old Seminole, resident died Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012 in Seminole.

He was born Dec 31, 1964 in Lebanon, Oregon to parents Teresa A. (Baxter) Bishop and Robert Lewis Bishop, Sr.

Bobby graduated from Sweet Home High School in Sweet Home, Oregon in 1983.

He went on to work several jobs including being a truck driver, electrical work and most recently he worked for a landscaping business.

Survivors include his father, Robert Lewis Bishop, Sr. of Seminole; his mother, Teresa A. (Baxter) Bishop of Boone, Colorado; two sisters, Audra Reeves of Boone, Colorado and Jennifer Bishop of Sedalia, Colorado.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

The family will receive friends at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole on Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Biswell

Mary Francis Biswell, 70, of Duncan, formerly of Shawnee died Sunday, June 3, 2012 in Duncan.

She was born Dec. 12, 1941 in Konawa.

Graveside services will be held at the Wanette Cemetery on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Catherine Payne and Rev. Roy Robertson officiating.

Survivors include one daughter, Rebecca White of Duncan; three sons, Johnny Parker of Comanche, Bobby Parker of Duncan and David Parker of Sioux Fall, ND; two sisters, Catherine Payne of Wanette and Nancy Gordon of Seminole; three brothers, Billy Hill of Seminole, James Hill of Bethel Acres and Kenneth Hill of Seminole; five grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

 

 

Edgar Black

Edgar Black, a former Seminole county resident for 42 years passed away Dec 29, 2011 at his home in Blackwell, Oklahoma at the age of 73.

Edgar was born in Lima, Oklahoma on May 5, 1938 to parents, Edgar Maurice Black and Lucille (Thomas) Hoglan.

Edgar had a great love for his mother and possessed a high moral standard.

Edgar served in the United States Air Force after gradating from High School.

Edgar was a member of the Bethel Pentecostal Church of Wewoka, Oklahoma and a Sooner fan.

Edgar was as estimator for Rice Painting and Sandblasting and a self employed building contractor for EEB Construction.

Being an extremely talented and a self taught man, Edgar loved working with his hands building and drawing house plans.

Edgar was a member of the Oklahoma Archaeological Society where he held a honorable position in the organization.

He loved to hunt arrowheads, which he possessed a large collection that he had found in Seminole county.

He was a member of the Builders of America Association, Elk Lodge # 1347 of Blackwell, Oklahoma.

Edgar is survived by two sons, Edgar D. Black of Oklahoma City, Christopher Black of Temecula, California, two daughters, Katrina Hicks of Cheney, Kansas and Yvonne Matthews of Ponca City. Edgar is also survived by one brother, Tommy Black of Wewoka, and one sister, Patricia Cokely of Seminole. He is also survived by grandchildren, Peary Robertson, Matthew Robertson, Rachel Farris, Stephanie Cain, Kasey Hall, Ryan Black, Chelsea Black, Courtney Black, Kayla Black, Amy Mooring and Ashly McCoy. Grand grandchildren, Manning, Myles and Mattie Sue and great great grandchildren, Aubri, Trooper and Jourdyn.

Edgar was preceded in death by his parents, Lucille and Edgar, his stepfather Charles Hoglan and granddaughters, Alicia Black and Casandra Black.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel of Seminole, Oklahoma. Jack Shamburger will officiate with burial taking place at Tate Mountain Cemetery, Wewoka, Oklahoma.

Serving as casket bearers are; Eddie Black, Chris Black, Lee Cokely, Bobby Dollarhide, Richard Hicks, and Jimmy Matthews.

Honorary bearers are Earl Bevelhimer, Ryan Black, Stephanie Matthews, Chelsea Black, Kasey Hall and Rachel Farris.

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

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Luann Black

Luann Black was born Aug. 7, 1932 in Seminole to August and Loraine Rooker Harris.

Luann passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 in Jenks. She was 80 years of age.

Luann grew up in Seminole and graduated from Varnum High School. She attended Oklahoma State University.

Luann was united in marriage to Max Black on Nov. 29, 1952.

She was employed as secretary for the Jenks Public School system for several years.

In her spare time, she enjoyed quilting, cross-stitch, cooking and spending time with her family and grandchildren. Luann was an avid reader.

She was a member of the first Christian Church of Jenks.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Paul, Junior, and Bob.

She is survived by her son, Bruce Black of Jenks; daughter, Teresa and husband Art Tyndall of Jenks; brother, J.D. Harris and wife Mary of Seminole; sister, Carolyn and husband Junior Evans of Seminole; sister-in-laws, Mary Harris of Wilburton. and Sue Harris of Liberty, TX; five grandchildren, Stephen, Trent, and Brett Tyndall, Bryce and Audrey Black, along with two she loved as grandchildren, Beth and John.

Private services were held in Jenks.

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Florena Blackwood

 

Florena Gale (Farley) Blackwood, age 88 died Friday, Feb 17, 2012, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Chickasha.

Florena was born May 9, 1923, in Louisville, Kansas, to James Henry Farley and Jenettie Jane (Holloway) Farley.

She was a homemaker and a longtime resident of Konawa.

Florena married Wincle Allen Flowers in Farris, Oklahoma in July, 1939.

She married Oral Brown "Blackie" Blackwood in Fort Smith, Arkansas, on Aug 9, 1952.

She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Jenettie Farley; husbands, Wincle Flowers and Oral Blackwood; two brothers and two sisters; three children, Florena "Sue" Blackwood Graham, Jerry Ray Flowers, and Don Allen Flowers; two grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Survivors include five children, Elva (Flowers) Moore, James L. Flowers, Jackie W. Flowers, Ramona (Blackwood) Soos, and Thelma (Blackwood) Collinsworth; 16 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012, at the Pentecostal Holiness Church located at 126 N. Konawa St. in Konawa, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa. Rev. Mona Fulks will officiate. Burial will follow at Wanette Cemetery in Wanette, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be Jackie W. Flowers, Thomas G. Flowers, Thomas J. Payne, Andy R. Smith, Michael J. Smith, and John A. Soos.

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Edva Bland

Edva Lou (Shields) Bland, 90 year-old longtime, Seminole County resident passed from this life Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 in Shawnee.

She was born Feb. 20, 1922 in Holdenville to parents, Johnnie Elmer Shields and Myrtle Ann (Morphis) Shields.

On May 7, 1940, Edva married William Edgar "Bill" Bland in Okemah. He preceded her in death in February 2005.

Edva had worked for Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City until her retirement in 1987.

Mrs. Bland leaves to cherish her memory three sons, Billy Bland (Ouida) of Shawnee, Bobby Bland (Carol) of Maud and Jimmy Bland (Cheryl) of Choctaw; six daughters, Linda Horn of Choctaw, Lou Ellen Mullings (Wayne) of Maud, Patty Bland of Seminole, Peggy Huff (Eugene) of Choctaw, Charlotte Gregory (Tony) of McLoud, and Pamela Goodin (Jimmy) of Davis; one sister, Nina Hassell (Don) of Wewoka; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Edva is preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie and Myrtle Shields; her husband of almost 65 years, William "Bill" Bland; one brother, Horace Shields; one daughter-in-law, Anna Bland; and by one son-in-law, Bob Horn.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service.

Interment will follow at Holdenville City Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be Dwayne Bland, Lance Bland, Robbie Horn, Jimmy Bland, Tracy Mullings, Scott Goodin, Phillip Goodin, Casey Goodin and Tony Gregory.

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

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

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Bobby Spears

Bobby Joe Spears age 39 years of Wewoka passed away in Shawnee, Monday, March 12, 2012.

Born November 11, 1972 in Harper, Kansas to Edward Francis Spears and Bonnie Deonna (Allen) Spears. He graduated from Chaparrall High School in Anthony, Kansas. Bob then continued his education and graduated with a bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University. He then attended Concord Baptist Institute Seminary school.

Bobby married Cassie Michele Palmer October 25, 2003. He was an avid OSU sports fan and enjoyed hunting, playing guitar, singing, visiting and getting to know people. Bobby was the Pastor of the Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church of Wewoka. He enjoyed playing ball with Owen and spending time with his family and friends. Bobby was a very helpful and positive person who will be missed greatly by all.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents; Marion and Leona Spears and grandfather Jessie Beryl Allen.

Bobby is survived by his wife Cassie, children; Owen Wesley, Avery Grace, Isaac Daniel and an unborn child all of Wewoka, parents; Edward Francis and Bonnie Deonna Spears of Harper, KS, sisters; Ronica Deon and husband Randy Rhude of Platte City, MO, Leona June Spears and husband Shwan Ali of Keller, TX and brother Eddy Lee Spears and wife Vanessa of Wichita, KS.

Mother and father in law; Dan and Dianne Palmer of Mustang, OK and brother in law; Jeff Palmer of Mustang, Ok.

Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the Wewoka First Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Raines officiating. Burial will be 3:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Stillwater, OK.

Pallbearers are Eddy Spears, Shwan Ali, Randy Rhude, Mick McCann, Dave Eslinger, and Justin Dills. Honorary Pallbearers are the Men of Mission Home Baptist Church, Wewoka.

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

 

 

 

Lewis Bond

 

Services for Lewis Vern Bond, 95 of Quinlan were held Monday January 30th at IOOF Cemetary.

He died Jan 27, 2012 in Sulphur Springs.

He was born in Sasakwa, to Monte and DeSae Bond on March 27, 1916.

Lewis served our country during WWII in the 45th infantry, Army National Guard. He was part of the Thunderbirds and fought in Italy, North Africa, France, and Germany.

He was preceded in death by his parents Monte and DeSae Bond, brothers, Tuss Bond and H.D. Bond; sisters Aunt Doodle Bond and Florence Virginia Bond.

He is survived by his wife Joyce Wilson Bond, daughter Connie Lannom of Pottsboro, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and sister Willeen Harrison.

Please visit quinlanfuneralhome.com to sign the online guestbook.

John Bonser

 

Rev. John Clawson Bonser, 73, Bradenton, Florida, died at home on Jan 29, 2012.

John was born on May 15, 1938 to the late Howard and Nina Bonser.

He attended the University of Tennessee and graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1959. He received both a Bachelor of Divinity degree and a Master of Sacred Theology degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

He was ordained by the United Lutheran Church in America in 1962, and served three parishes in Pennsylvania.

After moving to Bradenton in 1977, he became a Registered Investment Advisor with Raymond, James and Associates and was a Certified Financial Planner.

John was an avid photographer and a member of the Island Gallery West on Anna Maria Island for many years.

He was an active member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach, FL, and was involved with All Island Denominations and Inquiring Minds.

Among John’s survivors are his wife, Susan; his son, Donald of Orlando; his daughter, Amy (Matt) Valenzisi of Raleigh, NC; brother, and Dr. Curtis (Jane) Bonser of Seminole.

Memorial services were held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Holmes Beach with inurnment in the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church memorial garden.

Gladys Booker

 

Gladys (Manasco) Booker was born Sept 5, 1910 in Umpire, Arkansas to Rufus A. and Mary J. (Faulkner) Manasco.

She passed from this life Jan 8, 2012 in Seminole, Oklahoma at the age of 101.

After graduating from high school, Gladys moved to Antlers and married George Robert (Jack) Booker in November 1939.

They made their home in the Hall community where they became members of the Hall Free Will Baptist Church. She was a devout Christian woman and even taught a Sunday School class throughout much of her Golden Years.

Gladys was also a member of the Hall Home Demonstration Club and the Hospital Auxiliary.

Gladys received the state OK DHS Ed Birchall Volunteer of the Year Award for her volunteer work at Antlers Public School where she helped children with their reading, even well into her 90s.

She was gifted and enjoyed sewing, quilting, and making custom plates; both for necessity and for pleasure to give as gifts or enter in the County Fair. At last count, she had quilted over 100 quilts.

Gladys is preceded in death by her parents, Rufus & Mary Manasco; husband, George R. Booker; three brothers; and six sisters.

She is survived by her son, Paul Booker and wife Paula (Hauk) Booker of Plano, TX; daughters, Zelpha Hadley and husband Don Hadley of Earlsboro, OK, Sherry Singleton and husband Wayne Singleton of Yanush, OK, and Aletha Burrage and husband Mike Burrage of Antlers, OK. Ten Grandchildren, Paul Booker, Jr. and wife Erin, Pennie (Booker) Marshall and husband Alan, Teri (Hadley) Nutt and husband Jason, Jill (Hadley) Rawls and husband Eric, Jon Marc Hadley and wife Amy, Wes Singleton and wife Mary Beth, Steven Singleton, Melonie (Singleton) Parish and husband David, Sean Burrage and wife Carole, David Burrage and wife Heather. Seventeen Great-Grandchildren include: Alex Marshall, Lance Nutt, Timber Nutt, Derrek Mitchell, Tia Mitchell, Daison Hadley, Molly Singleton, Chloe Singleton, Tony Parish, Josh Parish, Marcus Parish, Dallas Parish, Abbie Parish, Truman Burrage, Carter Burrage, Jack Burrage, Blair Burrage. Two Great-Great Grandchildren: Bryson Mitchell and Katy Parish.

Family Night will be from 7:00-8:00 PM, Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012 at Mills & Coffey Funeral Home in Antlers.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at Hall Free Will Baptist Church. Officiating the service will be Brother Gary Everett and Brother Randall Miller. Music will include Special Selections by Wes & Mary Beth Singleton.

Pallbearers will be Paul Booker, Jr., Jon Marc Hadley, Wes Singleton, Steven Singleton, Sean Burrage and David Burrage.

Honorary Pallbearers will be David Parish, Eric Rawls, Alan Marshall, Jason Nutt, Derrek Mitchell.

Interment will be at Hall Cemetery, Hall Community, Oklahoma.

Family and friends may send online condolences by visiting us at www.millscoffey.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mills & Coffey Funeral Home, Antlers, Oklahoma.

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Hal Botsford

Hal Jon Botsford, 52, longtime Seminole resident died Monday, March 26, 2012 in Seminole.

Hal was born Dec. 8, 1959 in Salamanca, New York to Marvin James and Alix Nancy (Waite) Botsford.

He is survived by parents, Marvin and Alix Botsford of Seminole; one son, Adam Botsford of Oklahoma City; daughter, Tori Botsford of Florida; one brother, Mark Botsford of McAlester; sister, Kim Chaffin of Tecumseh, and a granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ralph and Alice Botsford and Oscar and Edna Waite.

Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Immanuel Fellowship Church on Highway # 3 in Seminole. Pastor Tim Tate will officiate at the service.

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

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Rosalie Bounds

Rosalie (Rains) Howard Bounds, age sixty-six and lifelong resident of Konawa, died Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at Norman Regional Hospital.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, Feb 27th at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Rev. Arthur Carpitcher will officiate.

A wake service is set for 6:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb 26th at the Chapel.

Pallbearers are Shane Impson, Mike Taylor, John Suchanek, Glen Dale Bounds, Dale Hankins, and Frank Kelley.

Honorary pallbearers are Cody Key and Bryan Bentley.

Rosalie was born on Oct 26, 1945 in Konawa to David Edgar Rains and Mattie (Morgan) Rains Carpitcher.

She married Jerry Bounds on April 26, 1979 in Konawa.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Bounds of the home; three sons Raymond Kirby Howard of Shawnee, Jeremy Bounds, of Konawa and Jonathan Bounds, also of Konawa; two daughters, Sherry Bentley of Hitchcock, Texas, and LaDonna Howard of Konawa; two brothers, Charles Rains of Ravenden, Arkansas, and Arthur Carpitcher of Konawa; one sister, Christine Leatherman of Saginaw, Texas; ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David Rains and Mattie Carpitcher; three sons, Jimmy Don Howard, Gerald Howard, and Darrel Howard; two brothers, Eddie Ray Rains and Leroy Rains; and one sister, Shirley Rains.

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Martha Bowlegs

Wake services for Martha Ann (Tiger) Bowlegs are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 at Sand Creek Eufaula, with Rev Edwin Jimboy, Rev. Houston Tiger, and Rev. Jimsey Harjo officiating, burial to follow at Tiger Family Cemetery, Wewoka.

The body will be taken to the church at 4:00 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.

She was born March 9, 1943 in Talihina, OK to the late Joe Tiger and Annie Hulbutta Tiger.

She died Aug. 15, 2012 at Elmwood Manor, Wewoka at the age of 69 years.

She married David Bowlegs April 1977 in Oklahoma City.

Preceding her in death are her parents; sister, Judy Cloud and two infants siblings.

Survivors included her husband, Dave; children, Joe Bowlegs and Iwana Bowlegs both of Wewoka; nine grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Elizabeth Buckner, Mary Burgess, Houston Tiger, Nellie Tiger, Nora Jacobs, and Myrna Merrit.

Honorary pallbearers will be her nephews.

Pallbearers will be Francis Miller, Edwin Deere, Cleo Cloud, Bennie Tiger, Henson Lena, and Mike Merritt.

Arrangements are by Stout -Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Sonya Boyd

Sonya Lee Boyd was born May 12, 1938 in Stillwater to Frank Lee Bellis and Laverna Lewis Bellis.

She died Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the age of 73 in Okemah.

She attended Perry School and later received her GED in Okemah.

She worked and retired from the Senior Citizen’s Center in Okemah.

She is preceded in death by her father and one son, Richard.

She is survived by her mother, Laverna Lewis Bellis of Seminole; four sons, William C. Boyd of Vallejo, CA, David A. Boyd of Oklahoma City, Lloyd A. Boyd II of Belleville, AR and Roy L. Boyd of Ojai, CA; one daughter, Jamie Likowski of Okemah and two sisters, Laketa Marty of Norman and Jana Campbell of Seminole.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Okemah.

Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com

 

Daniel Wesley Bradley

Daniel Wesley Bradley, age 95 and a former resident of Konawa, Oklahoma, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at his home in Ada, Oklahoma.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery. Rev. Bob Payne will officiate.

Daniel was born on May 31, 1916 in Konawa to George Bradley and Ellen (Seay) Bradley. He married Kathryn Richards on April 6, 1940 in Konawa. He was a truck driver for the oilfield industry.

He is survived by one son, Larry Don and Nancy Bradley of Meeker, Oklahoma; and one daughter, Nita Ruth Bradley of Jacksonville Beach, Florida; five grandchildren, Lynaea and Michael McGee of Ada, Sarah and Matt Lynch of Meeker, Sally and Brandon Fuller of Weatherford, Lindsay and Shawn Morgan of Tecumseh, and Chase Coleman of Tecumseh; seven great-grandchildren, Austin and Jaden McGee of Ada, Ajay and Brooklyn Lynch of Meeker, Jonathan and Ryder Fuller of Weatherford, and Woodrow Morgan of Tecumseh.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ellen Bradley; his wife, Kathryn Bradley; one son, Danny Bradley; four brothers and six sisters

Lena Bradley

Lena Dora Rawls Bradley passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 in Holdenville at the age of 82.

Lena was born Feb. 26, 1930 in Leedy, Okla. to John and Wilma (Caudle) Richardson.

She attended St. Louis Schools and spent her life as a hairdresser and bookkeeper for the Leta M. Chapman Estate (X-Bar Ranch).

She moved to Holdenville in 1973 from Lamont, Okla.

She was a member of the Eastern Star, loved country music, dancing, gardening, flowers, fishing and being with family and friends.

Survivors include Sam F. Bradlley of Holdenville, children; Dock and Darla Rogers of Crane, Texas, Ralph and Gina Morrison of Seminole, Ray (Butch) Rawls Jr. of Holdenville.

Brothers and Sisters; Buster and Theda Richardson, Ruth Lewis, Larry and Leoma Himes, Shirley Marcellos, Dan and Laverne Whittern, Johnny and Wanda Richardson, Ronnie and Virginia Richardson, Mike and Mary Kay Richardson.

Grandchildren; Curt Rawls, Ali Rawls, Bobby Morrison, and Amber Morrison and many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by Ray W. Rawls, one sister, Wanda Etchieson.

Pallbearers are Kerry Wilson, Perry Wilson, Ralph Morrison, Dock Rogers, James Alexander, and Terry Hawk.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 pm Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at Hudson Phillips Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Charles Rettig will officiate. Interment will be at the Tecumseh Cemetery in Tecumseh.

Services under the direction of Hudson Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Daniel Wesley Bradley

Daniel Wesley Bradley, age 95 and a former resident of Konawa, Oklahoma, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at his home in Ada, Oklahoma.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery. Rev. Bob Payne will officiate.

Daniel was born on May 31, 1916 in Konawa to George Bradley and Ellen (Seay) Bradley. He married Kathryn Richards on April 6, 1940 in Konawa. He was a truck driver for the oilfield industry.

He is survived by one son, Larry Don and Nancy Bradley of Meeker, Oklahoma; and one daughter, Nita Ruth Bradley of Jacksonville Beach, Florida; five grandchildren, Lynaea and Michael McGee of Ada, Sarah and Matt Lynch of Meeker, Sally and Brandon Fuller of Weatherford, Lindsay and Shawn Morgan of Tecumseh, and Chase Coleman of Tecumseh; seven great-grandchildren, Austin and Jaden McGee of Ada, Ajay and Brooklyn Lynch of Meeker, Jonathan and Ryder Fuller of Weatherford, and Woodrow Morgan of Tecumseh.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ellen Bradley; his wife, Kathryn Bradley; one son, Danny Bradley; four brothers and six sisters

Nora Brenner

 

Nora Laverne (Bussey) Brenner, age 71 and a former resident of Maud, died at her home in Midland, Texas on Thursday, Jan 19, 2012.

Graveside services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, Jan 22, 2012 at Cummings Cemetery in Maud under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud. Frank Brewer will officiate. Visitation is 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan 21 at Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud.

Nora was born on Feb 13, 1940 in Maud, to William Franklin Bussey and Anna Lucille (Works) Bussey.

She married Eddie Brenner, and was a homemaker.

She is survived by one son, Vance Everett Kain of Midland, Texas; three daughters, Lavada Millsap of Heber Springs, Arkansas, Eva Mayden of Midland, Texas, and Linda Adams also of Midland, Texas; two brothers, Mike Bussey of Maud, and David Bussey of Seminole; two sisters, Erma Taff of Maud and Sandi King of Ada: several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Anna Bussey, and two brothers, Jim and Gene Bussey.

Charles Brewer

Charles Thomas Brewer was born Aug. 5, 1943 to Glenn Dow and Lithia Belle Gladden Brewer.

He passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at his home in Houston, TX at the age of 69.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; two brothers, John and Hollis, and his wife, Linda Finch Brewer.

He is survived by his son, Thomas Dow Brewer of Houston and his wife Janey; his partner JoAnn Hansen; his sister, Ann DePrater of The Colony, TX; five nieces and nephews and one great niece and one great nephew; his mother-in-law, Ellie Finch of Konawa and numerous friends and fellow workers.

He grew up in Konawa and graduated from Konawa High School in 1961.

He attended East Central University in Ada where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1965.

He and Linda Finch were married Oct. 28, 1965 and had one son, Dow.

After his graduation from college he went on to work for the Boy Scouts of America for a number of years. He gave freely his time and effort to this organization because he felt strongly that scouting helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values.

Tom was a very technically skilled man and after his career in scouting he worked in the carpentry and construction business for many years.

He eventually found a way to combine his passion for travel with a career in the in the freight business which took him and his partner to points North, to Alaska (Barrow) and East to Newfoundland and Ground Zero in New York where he hauled in machinery and rescue equipment for the workers, and other points all around the country.

He enjoyed this career for over twenty five years.

He loved fishing, traveling in their RV, riding his motorcycle to Sturgis and other rally’s across the country, and he especially loved NASCAR racing. He was also a big fan of the Houston TEXANS.

Tom had a tremendous impact on the lives he touched. He was a caring, loving, and supportive friend, father, husband, son, uncle, and brother.

He will be truly missed by everyone he touched with his kindness and generosity.

A celebration of Tom’s life is planned in Houston, Texas on Nov. 3rd to reflect on his life and to share stories about this remarkable man we all loved. We will gather together and celebrate Tom happily and remember him as he was, alive and vibrant.

He will be laid to rest in Konawa.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances and donations are requested to be made in his honor to the MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Daphine Brewer

Daphine Brewer was born on Oct 22,1922, in Burkburnett, Texas, as Thelma Daphine Bailey.

She grew up in East Texas, graduating from Kilgore High School and earning an Associate of Arts degree from Kilgore College.

She met a man, James E. Brewer, through mutual friends, and in 1948, they married.

Aunt Daphine and Uncle Jim came to Seminole in 1950, and she lived there happily over 50 years.

During the last 15 months of her life, she lived in Arlington, Texas, with her great-niece, Andrea Jaksa, and her family.

Aunt Daphine was active in the Presbyterian Church and found her faith particular solace in her later years.

Aunt Daphine worked as a bookkeeper/accountant throughout her adult life for large companies like Shell Oil and for smaller businesses like her husband’s pump shop. She never lost her business sense and continued to be concerned with numbers until her death.

She was an avid and adept duplicate bridge player, and she played in bridge clubs in the Seminole area for years.

Aunt Daphine loved horses, and she loved to travel. She and Uncle Jim travelled the US and enjoyed horse tracks wherever they went. She continued this practice and last spring visited a Texas horse track with her family, remembering jockeys and other key information to make her a winner for the day!

She also loved dogs, and was a longtime Shetland Sheepdog owner.

This is a woman with an amazing sense of manners and politeness, which she maintained until her death.

Although she never had children, she was an integral part of the lives of her great-nieces, Andrea Jaksa and Melissa Johnson, and their families.

She was predeceased by her parents, brothers, sister, nephew, husband, and many dear friends.

Daphine Brewer was dearly loved and will be missed!

She was able, through the aid of hospice care, to stay in the home of her great niece until her death, Thursday, March 15, 2012.

The service will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel located in the center of the Maple Grove Cemetery, on Strothers Street, in Seminole.

A reception will follow the service at Daphine’s house, 1816 Oakridge Dr. in Seminole.

Harold Brewer

 

Harold Eugene Brewer, 64, Maud, Oklahoma resident died Friday, Jan 20, 2012 in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Harold was born July 20, 1947 in Konawa to Clyde Carlton and Velma (Williams) Brewer.

Harold worked in the Seminole area oilfields most of his life. He had moved back to the area from Mt. Pleasant, Texas in 1975.

Harold was a member of the St. Louis Baptist Church and had served in the U.S. Air Force.

Harold married Zella Lorene (Wise) Brewer on Sept 14, 1973 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas; she survives him of the home.

In addition to his wife Zella, he is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Brian and Lori Brewer, James and Alesha Brewer and John and Sarah Brewer all of Maud; two daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and James Ray Deatherage of Maud, Oklahoma and Valerie and Patrick Williams of Okemah, Oklahoma.; three brothers Tom and Wanda Brewer of Byers, Oklahoma, Carl Brewer of Newcastle, Oklahoma and Earl Brewer of Newalla, Oklahoma; four sisters Ester Alexander of Norman, Oklahoma, Shirley Gurley of Jones, Oklahoma, Jean and Larry Sterns of Shawnee, Oklahoma and Ruby and Gerald Lee of Mustang, Oklahoma and 15 grandchildren; Jordan, Cole, Breanna, Casey, Devin and Braxton Brewer, Ethan, Wacey, Lane, Payden Williams, Colton Deatherage and Amber Deatherage, Brandon Ray, Vanessa Ray and Rodney Ray and two great grandchildren Trevor and Treyton Ellis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Glen and Walter Brewer, sisters Lola Tombs and Nadine Gates, Son Michael Kelley and a brother and sister-in-law Billy and Shirley Wise.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at the St. Louis Baptist Church in St. Louis, Oklahoma with burial at Vamoosa, with military honors. Rev. Glen Peck and Frank Brewer will officiate at the services.

Casket bearers will be Nolan Dodson, Luther Anderson, Steve Nail, Ty Dean, Jim Taff and James Votaw with Randy Harjo serving as honorary.

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

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William Brewer

William "Bill" Thomas Brewer, 77, went HOME to celebrate Christmas face to face with Jesus, Dec. 21, 2012 in Midwest City.

William was born July 4, 1935 to Eugene and Iva Brewer in Friendship, Okla..

He graduated from Bowlegs High School in 1945.

Bill served in the 180th Infantry of the Oklahoma National Guard.

He retired from Tinker Air Force Base and loved his cattle ranch.

Bill married Carolyn Johnson in 1964.

Bill is survived by his wife, Carolyn; son and daughter in-law, Thomas, Jenny and one grandchild Alexa Anne; sisters, Eunice Morgan and Bobby Reynolds and his brother, Bedford Brewer.

Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Midwest City, at 10:30 a.m.

Burial at Little Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ProActive Faith, 2525 NW Expressway, Suite 424, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.

Virgil Bricker

Virgil Joe Bricker was born on Nov. 14, 1937, in Hanna, Okla., and departed this life on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Oklahoma City, at the age of 74.

Virgil, the son of Warnie Joe and Norma Jean (Mauser) Bricker, was a resident of Earlsboro.

He attended Dustin Schools until he joined the United States Air Force.

Following his service in the Air Force, Virgil returned to Dustin and graduated from Dustin High School.

He married Pauline LaDean Aultman on Dec. 9, 1953 in Shawnee. She preceded him in death on August 26, 2010.

He was a rancher, farmer, and land trader.

His parents also preceded Virgil in death.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Kris Bricker of Centerview; daughters and son-in-law, Paula and Jack Lane of Shawnee, Linda Kader of Earlsboro; uncles, Hoyle Mauser, J.C. Mauser; aunt, LaRue Mahoney, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with Rev. Bobby Millsap officiating. Interment is private.

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

A guest book is available to share your memories on-line.

Please visit www.ParksBrothers.net

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Tommy Briggs

Former Sasakwa resident Tommy Dale Briggs died Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the age of 58 in Webber Falls.

He was the owner of a variety store in Konawa and Henryetta.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Assembly of God Church in Sasakwa with Brother Wesley Martin officiating. Burial will be at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Madge Brinlee

Madge Aliene (Pruitt) Brinlee, 90 died May 17, 2012 in Holdenville.

She was born in Jasper, Arkansas on Nov. 14, 1921 to Claude Pruitt and Julia (Breedlove) Pruitt.

She married Ira Oliver Brinlee on Sept. 28, 1940 in Holdenville.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Oliver; siblings, Lonnie, Lewell, Claude Jr., Flossie, Florence, and daughter-in-law Sharon Brinlee.

Survivors include her children, Curtis Brinlee of Holdenville, Hartsell Brinlee of Okemah, Alton of Olive Branch, Mississippi, Kenneth Brinlee of Holdenville, Pat Ray of Wetumka, 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Doug Pruitt of Harrah, Gladys Osborn of Wetumka and Betty Osborn of Wetumka.

Funeral service is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Capitol Heights Missionary Baptist Church in Holdenville with Rev. Jim Crawford officiating.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Kerry Brinlee, Ira Brinlee, Brian Brinlee, James Ray, Chance Dean, Seth Dean, and Kory Brinlee.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Braelynn Brown

 

Braelynn Marie Brown, infant daughter of Justin and Mandi Brown of Seminole, died Jan 2, 2012 at Norman, Oklahoma.

She is survived by her parents Justin Doyl and Mandi (Edens) Brown of the home; brother, Braxtyn Anthony Doyl Brown of the home, her grandparents Johnie and Julie Brown of Sapulpa and Fred and Lynn Edens of Searcy, Arkansas.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, Jan 7, 2012 at the Church of Christ at 12040 Highway 99 North in Seminole. Chris Stinnett and Fred Edens will officiate at the service.

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

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Cora Brown

Cora Brown, 87, of Weatherford, Texas, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012.

Cora was born Nov. 21, 1924, in Seminole, to Forrest Ola and Forest Ed Brown.

Mrs. Brown was a former resident of Tecumseh, where she worked in the Tecumseh Public Schools.

She moved to Weatherford and resided with many close friends at Parkview Terrace Apartments.

She was an expert seamstress, quilter and enjoyed embroidery, blessing many with her talents.

Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband, Irwin Marshall Brown and siblings, Alma Flannery, Betty Sandlin, Mary Jo Cayton and Steve A. Brown.

Survivors include her daughter, Cecilia Lynn Jacobs of Weatherford; two sons serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, Forest Quentin Brown and wife, Pam, of Richland, North Carolina, and Jesse Huey Brown and wife, Monique, of Lawton, and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Tecumseh.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. Thursday until service time at the church.

Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole following the service.

Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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Gleeman Brown

Memorial service for Gleeman Brown, 89 of Moore, will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday May 9, 2012 at the Glad Tidings Church in Seminole.

He died Thursday, May 3, 2012, in Moore.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Goldie Brown

Goldie Joy Brown was born on Feb. 9, 1917, to William and May Smith, in.

She went to be with her Lord on Aug. 12, 2012 in Mansville, where she has lived the past three years with her oldest daughter.

She lived her younger years in various communities in Oklahoma until age 16.

She was the youngest daughter of 12 brothers and sisters, two of the brothers were younger than her.

She was preceded in death by all 11 of her brothers and sisters.

Goldie married Wade H Brown in March 1933, at the age of 16.

They lived the first six years of their marriage in Oklahoma, where four of their six children were born.

In 1939 they moved to California where they spent the balance of their marriage, and the two youngest girls were born.

Wade worked for the Shipyards during WWII and Goldie cared for four of their six children.

Goldie worked in the fields most of her life, and helped support the family anytime she had the opportunity.

She was an excellent seamstress, and made many of her children’s cloths, as well as hers and her husband.

She was an avid quilter, and made several quilts every year for many years. Most of the quilts she gave away to her children and grandchildren.

Goldie is preceded in death by her husband Wade of 54 years who was killed in an auto accident in Feb. 1987.

She was also preceded in death by one child, Joy Jean, who died shortly after her birth.

Goldie is survived by five of her children, Evelyn Lee of Mansville, Robert (Chuck) Brown of Merced Ca., Ed W Brown and his wife, Coleta of Lone Grove, Lora Boomer and her husband, Jake of Mertle Point, OR; and Lenora Amunrud of Merced Ca.; 11 grandchildren, Pam, Mike, Steve, Vance, Valerie Craig, Jerry Jeff, Todd, Scott, and Michelle; 19 great grandchildren, Colleen, Billie Heather, Steve Jr., Brittany Ashley, Cameron, Amber, Scotty, Brian, Justin, Margi, Emili, Tiberias, and Trinity and nine great, great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Friday, August 24, at 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church in Ardmore with Reverends David Dawson and Jimmy May officiating.

Memorial condolences may be made online at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.

Services are entrusted to Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory.

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Rolland Brown

Rolland John "Brownie" Brown, of Stockton, CA died Jan 17, 2012, at the age of 89.

He was born in Seminole to Grover and Nellie (Casper) Brown.

Rolland proudly served his country in the Navy during WWII. He retired from the trucking industry in the 70's.

Rolland is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jean M. Brown; daughters, Jamie Van Gorder, Berniece Wilson, Saundra Bedford, Carrie Bessac; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother, Tom Brown; sisters, Geraldine Brown and Gertrude Rose; step-children, Tammy Kelly and Robert Novetzke.

He was preceded in death by his sons, Carl Dee and Rolland, Jr. Brown; siblings, Jack, Vernon, Alan, and Wilbur Brown and Margie Moore.

Friends are invited to visit Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Lodi Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., with committal to follow at Lodi Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to VFW, 513 N. Center St., Stockton, CA 95202 or donor's choice.

A virtual register book may be signed at www.lodifuneralhome.com where memories can be shared.

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Troy Brown

Troy Dalton Brown, 19, Bowlegs resident was a victim of homicide and died on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 in Seminole County.

He was born Dec. 22, 1992 in Shawnee to parents Donny Ray Brown and Glenda K. (Hailey) Brown.

He attended Bowlegs High School.

He was a professional noodler and worked breaking horses and building pole barns.

Survivors include his mother, Glenda K. (Hailey) Brown of Bowlegs; his father, Donny Ray Brown and his wife, Dana of El Reno; three brothers, Dakota Brown of Bowlegs, Russell Yott of Maud, Jason Yott of Konawa; one sister, Amber Anzalone of Romeoville, Illinois; maternal grandparents, Jeannine Hailey of McLoud and Charley Hailey of Holdenville.

He is preceded in death by grandparents, Troy and Bonnie Bridges, and great-grandparents, Lois and Dump Hailey.

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

A memorial service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at Bowlegs High School Gym.

Honorary bearers will be Russell Yott, Jason Yott, Dakota Brown, Mac Jones, Tyler Richardson, Travis Noll, Cody Watters, Gage Shull, Clint Pinion and Brent Butler.

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

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

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Larry Bruce

 

Larry Gene Bruce was born on July 12, 1944, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Dewey & Dessie Bruce. He was brought up and graduated high school in Oklahoma City.

He worked at various jobs, including owning and operating his own trucking company. He last worked four years as a Deputy Sheriff for Oklahoma County, retiring in 2006.

He married Donna Kay Boren on February 14, 2004, in Oklahoma City, and they made their home in Seminole.

Larry died on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at the age of 68 years.

Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Dewey & Dessie Bruce, and one brother, Travis Bruce.

He is survived by his wife, Donna, of the home; one son, Terry Bruce, and two grandchildren, all of Oklahoma City; one brother, Roger Anderson of Mississippi; two stepsons, Barry Browder of Florida and Bryan Browder and wife Michell, of Illinois; two step-grandchildren, along with various other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 13, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at Wewoka First Assembly of God Church, with graveside services at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Oklahoma City, with Rev. Perry Justus officiating.

Services were under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville. www.fisherfh.net

 

Bruce

 

 

 

Joseph Bruner

Joseph Willie Bruner was born to Geneva Nero Bruner and Johnnie Bruner on Dec. 22, 1943 in Oklahoma City.

He was preceded in death by both parents and grandparents, Charlie Bruner, Sona Bruner, Abraham Nero, Jannet Ransom Nero; two sons, Norick Bruner and Joel Bruner; three brothers, John D. Bruner, Charles Bruner, and Jackie Lee Bruner.

He attended school in Konawa

After moving back to Oklahoma City, his employment over the years was at the Hide Company, Honeywell, Leeway Trucking and Wilson Meat Packing.

He married Patricia Cherry.

He Shirley Jordan.

Later, he married Linda Hawkins of Oklahoma City.

He is survived by children, Marcus Bruner, Kenneth Bruner and Dewayne Townsend all of Oklahoma City, Bridget Bruner of Bakersfield, Calif., April Bruner of Oklahoma City, Linette Bruner of Bakersfield, California, Marco Littlejohn of Durant, Lucille Bruner Perry of Oklahoma City; four brothers, Bryant Bruner, Errol Bruner, Michael Bruner, and David Young; two sisters, Rebecca Henderson and Charlesetta Bruner Branton all of Oklahoma City; twenty-three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

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

Bruner

 

 

 

Melvin Bruner

Funeral Service for former Wewoka resident Melvin Joe Bruner will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Thomas Town Cemetery in Sasakwa.

He died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 in Oklahoma City at the age of 53.

He was born Dec. 28, 1958 in Wewoka to Tacky Dennis and Lillian Bruner.

He graduated from Wewoka High School.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his sister Pat Cook of Oklahoma City.

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

Online condolences may be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Bruner

 

 

 

Lester Bryant

 

Lester Bryant, a long life resident of Wewoka, passed peacefully at his home on Thursday, Feb 9, 2012 at the age of 62 years.

He was born July 13, 1949 in Wewoka, to Mitchell Monroe Bryant and Mildred Irene (Gore) Bryant.

He leaves behind his wife and best friend of 43 years, Janice, who was by his side forever and always. Two sons and their wives James Bryant and wife Kristy of Wewoka, Steve Bryant and wife Carlye of Wewoka; a brother-in-law, Tony Carter of Newalla , who was like a son. Mother Mildred Bryant of Stigler; Mother-in-law, Dorothy Carter of Spaulding; Two brothers Roger and Kenneth Bryant, both of Stiger; Sister Audrey Bryant of Bristow. His eight grandchildren, Dannielle and husband Adam Thompson of Watonga, Brooke Bryant of Georgia, Bronc Bryant of Watonga, Bridget Alexis Bryant of Georgia, Sago Miles, Braxton Bryant, Jazmine Miles, and Carter Bryant all of Wewoka, and Michael Carter of Newalla; two great-grandchildren, Vincent Thompson and Tristian Bryant.

He is preceded in death by his father Mitchell Bryant, brothers Tommy, Jimmy, and Carl, father-in-law, Andrew Carter of Holdenville.

Lester was a graduate of Wewoka High School and worked in the Oilfield as a Salesman for many years.

He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and close friends of the family. He will forever live in our hearts.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:00 PM Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at First Baptist Church Wewoka, with Rev. Dan Factor officiating, Jimmy Don Whisnant will assist. Burial will follow at Yeager Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Davis, Max Abrego, Art Garner, Jim Whisnant, Jack Williams, and Quentin Vinson.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Joe Peepers, David Davis, Joe Grizzle, Ronnie Keesee, Bob Murray, and Kayle Smith.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Bryant

 

 

 

Nathaniel Buchanan

Nathaniel Clint Buchanan, 31 year-old Shawnee resident died Tuesday, March 13, 2012 in Shawnee.

He was born March 17, 1980 in Portsmouth, Virginia to parents Judy Raye (Courtney) and Billy Hank Buchanan.

Nathaniel graduated from Shawnee High School in 1998 he went on to continue his education at Seminole State College where he earned his associates degree.

He was currently working toward his masters degree while working as the assistant manager at Domino’s Pizza in Shawnee.

Nathaniel married Christina (Jackson) Buchanan on Aug 2, 2003 in Shawnee.

He is survived by his wife Christina (Jackson) Buchanan of the home; three sons, Michael Buchanan, Trent Buchanan, Matthew Cook; one daughter, Amanda Cook all of the home; his mother, Judy Buchanan of Tecumseh; three brothers, Brian Buchanan and Shane Buchanan both of Griffin, Georgia and Aaron Buchanan of Tecumseh.

Nathaniel is preceded in death by his father, Billy Hank Buchanan and by his grandparents, Ben and Vera Courtney.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Pastor Guy Cagle officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Caleb Eddings, Dave Powis, Shane Buchanan, Cody Hishaw, Jeremy Bailey and Coby Plamer.

Honorary bearers will be Heather Courtney and Michael Maxon.

Memorial donations may be made to Nathaniel Buchanan Memorial Fund at BancFirst.

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

Buchanan

 

 

 

Bonnie Bullington

Bonnie Lee (Stephens) Bullington, age 88 and a long-time resident of Konawa died at Pauls Valley General Hospital on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 at Vista Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Visitation began Monday morning, Aug 13th from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

She was born June 16, 1924 in Konawa to Arch Stephens and Lillie (Bickerstaff) Stephens.

She graduated from high school and later married William Bullington on June 6, 1945.

She was a bookkeeper for a commercial laundry service.

She is survived by her husband, William Bullington of the home and one sister, Louise Wegman of Konawa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arch and Lillie Stephens.

Bullington

 

 

 

Betty Bunnell

Betty Jane (Bent) Bunnell, age 77, a resident of Konawa died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at her home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Rev. Pam Shirk will officiate.

Pallbearers are Glenn Badgett, Steven Baker, James Givens, David Eastman, Paul Williams, and Curtis Gentry.

Viewing is scheduled for Thursday and Friday at the funeral home, and a book is available now for signing.

She was born Feb. 25, 1935 in San Jose, California to Jess Bent and Martha (Sands) Bent.

She graduated high school and married James P. Bunnell on Sept. 15, 1962 in San Jose, California.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, James P. Bunnell of the home; one son, Don Varnnell of Vinita; two daughters, Carla Hammack of Konawa, and Tina Badgett of Los Angeles, California; one brother, Benny Bent of Modesto, California; two sisters, Mary Gross of Modesto, California, and Dorthy Jimenez of San Jose, California; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jess and Martha Bent and one sister, Dolly.

Bunnell

 

 

 

Duane Buresh

Duane G. Buresh, 69, of Oxford Junction, Iowa, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at Lahey Funeral Home in Oxford Junction.

Burial will be in Mayflower Cemetery, Oxford Junction, Iowa.

He was born July 31, 1943, in Oxford Mills, Iowa, to George and Joyce M. (Jones) Buresh.

He graduated from Mechanicsville High School.

He served in the Army in Vietnam.

In 1985, he married Dorothy Hoselton.

He was an over the road semi truck driver for the last 40 years.

He is survived by one son, Matthew Buresh of Midwest City; two sisters, Nancy Slouha of Oxford Junction and Virginia (Richard) Pace of Wyoming.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, three sisters, and a brother-in-law.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.laheys.com.

 

 

 

 

Hazel Burgess

Hazel Fern Burgess, 92, longtime Seminole county resident died Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the Wewoka Care and Rehabilitation Center in Wewoka.

She was born May 6, 1920 in Wabash County, Indiana, to Ira and Clara (Steller) Aughinbaugh.

She was a homemaker.

She married Boyd Burgess on Aug. 2, 1952, in Liberty Mills, Indiana.

She is survived by three daughters, Nan Goforth of Seminole, Mary Rumsey of Yukon and Jane Mullings of Maud; her stepson, Terry Schwartz and stepdaughter, Sandra Burgess both of Tulsa; a brother, Dan Aughinbaugh of California and a sister, Laura Belle Wolfe of North Manchester, Indiana; eighteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Boyd Burgess; a daughter, Kay Burgess; stepdaughter, Janet Ritz; stepson, Bob Burgess; two sisters, Mary West and Ethel Kabat and a brother, Ira Aughinbaugh and three grandsons, Don Ritz, Jr., Danny Goforth and Zachary Mullings.

Memorial services are planned for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 28, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

The family will receive friends and family Wednesday evening for 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home.

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

Burgess

 

 

 

June Burgess

June Lewis "Sonny" Burgess, age 72 and resident of Konawa died Friday, May 11, 2012 at Ada Care Center in Ada.

The first Wake Service was scheduled for 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 13th at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa.

The second Wake Service was scheduled for 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 14th at High Springs Baptist Church of Konawa.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 15th at the Church. Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Dorsey Nero will officiate.

Pallbearers are Kenneth Moore, Jr., Leo Alexander, Jr., Michael Narcomey, Donald Narcomey, Herman Foster, and Matthew Foster.

Honorary pallbearers are Bill Foster, Wayne Holata, Charles Burgess, and Allen Foster.

He was born Aug. 28, 1939 in Ada to Anderson and Juanita Kathryn (Factor) Burgess.

He retired from the Army National Guard after almost twenty years of service.

He is survived by two brothers, Leo Burgess and Rev. Amon Burgess, both of Konawa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Anderson and Juanita Burgess; one brother, Frankie Burgess and one infant sister.

Burgess

 

 

 

Lenora Butler

Lenora Roberta (England) Butler (88), better known as "Bert," is now at rest.

Her spirited personality left us Dec. 15, 2011, but she calmly lived on until Dec. 2, 2012.

Roberta is survived by daughter, Dixie Herrington and her husband Larry of Del Rio, TX; by grandson, David Herrington and his wife Nicole; by step great granddaughter, Heather Mica; and by step great-great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Mica and Blake Anthony all of Fairbanks, AK; also by granddaughter, Sundi Lynn Morgan; great granddaughters, Danielle, Missy, and Maggie all of Enfield, NH; and by grandson, Phillip Thurmond and wife Angela; and by great grandsons, Phillip Wade and Tyler all of Baton Rouge, LA.

She also leaves sisters-in-law, Sylvia England of Duncan, OK and Ramona England of Hutchinson, KS and son-in-law, Charles Dunaway of Baton Rouge, LA, as well as many cousins and nieces and nephews.

While many of her friends have passed on before her, many more of all ages are left to mourn her.

Roberta was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Phillip Cleo Butler of Andrews, TX and by her daughter, Phyllis Baker Thurmond Dunaway of Baton Rouge, LA; by her parents, Robert O. and Lillie England of Shawnee, OK; by three brothers, Otis of Hutchison, KS, Donald of Shawnee, OK, and Howard of Duncan, OK; by a sister Fannie Heck of Shawnee, OK; and by a step great-grandson Jimmy Mica of Fairbanks, AK.

Roberta can best be described as energetic, spirited, independent, and loyal. She threw her whole self into everything she did.

Picture her as a high school basketball star racking up the points, then as a WWII bride supporting the war effort, and then as a creative and tireless homemaker with amazing baking and sewing skills.

Her photo album would also show her as an efficient bookkeeper/office manager of a trucking business; as a Sunday School/Vacation Bible School teacher; as the much loved "pie lady" of an elementary school cafeteria; as a tough competitor on several bowling teams; and as the lady who pulled in the biggest catfish and the most tilapia down at Devil's Shores on Lake Amistad.

But Roberta's spirit and energy are best seen in her personal relationships, she was funny and supportive and fiercely loyal and was deemed best friend, favorite relative, and best neighbor by many.

Predictably she was the ultimate wife and mother, always supporting without expecting thanks or credit. And her loyalties to family and friends ran deep and long; she loved returning to Oklahoma to attend her high school reunions and to visit and pay respect to departed loved ones.

Although living alone for 14 years after husband Phil's death in 1995 and always doing her own housework and even the yard work for many of those years, she always found time to show her love and caring-especially through the food prepared and delivered to so many.

But most of all we will miss her feistiness and that very unique sense of humor, the surprising facial expressions and wry comments and little jokes she would play.

She was absolutely one-of-a-kind and it was so very much a blessing to have known and loved her.

Friends in Del Rio may pay respects during a visitation at G. W. Cox Memorial Funeral home on Wednesday, 5-7:00 P.M, Dec. 5, 2012; those in Oklahoma may attend graveside rites at Little Cemetery, Saturday, 3:00 P.M, Dec. 8, 2012, Seminole City, Oklahoma; and those in Andrews, Texas are invited to attend a memorial gathering to be announced on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 in Andrews, Texas.

In lieu of Usual Remembrances, friends might prefer to give a memorial donation to a worthy cause of their own choosing.

Funeral arrangements with G.W. Cox Memorial Funeral Home of Del Rio, Texas.

Butler

 

 

 

Jane Calger

Jane Calger, 53 year-old, longtime Seminole resident died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 at her home in Seminole.

She was born Feb. 10, 1959 in Lawton to parents Acie Calger and Velma (Barker) Calger.

She graduated from Pleasant Grove High School.

She later worked as a manager at Braum’s and then as a Home Health Provider at ONHL.

Survivors include two sons, Andrew Beaty and Cashe Beaty, both of Seminole; two brothers, Jim Calger and Donnie Calger both of Eufaula; nine sisters, Peggy Bebout of Wayne, Okla., Marilyn Ranes of Washington, Okla., Wanda Sturmon of Purcell, Shirley Beaty of Wieks, Ark., Sue Harrison of Holdenville, Judy Calger of Seminole, Berta Harris of Seminole and Barbara Townsend of Purcell; and one grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Harold Calger, Ricky Calger, Ralph Calger and Danny Calger.

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

Private family services will be held at a later date.

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

Calger

 

 

 

Elizabeth Camp

Wake service for Elizabeth Loretta Camp are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev Dan Factor officiating.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Spring Baptist Church with Rev. Leon Postoak officiating and assisted by Pastor Faren Coody. Burial to follow at Fulkah-Harjo Cemetery, Sasakwa.

She was born May 23, 1934 in Sasakwa, to Babe Harjo and Josie (Stout) Harjo.

She grew up in the Sasakwa and Wewoka area.

She is preceded in death by her parents; children, Chiefton, Elizabeth, and Patsy.

Survivors include Christine Camp, OKC, Janie Newby, Konawa, Sarney Camp, OKC, Monrow Camp, KC, MO, Amone Camp, OKC, Woodrow Camp, OKC, Regina Camp, OKC, Carmen Camp, OKC, Donna Faye Camp, FL; sister, Betty Lou McGilbert, N.M, Anita Lyon, Ada, Shirley Clayton, Ada; Brother Richard and Winfred Harjo of Sasakwa.

Pallbearers will be David Postoak, Josh Puntka, Roderick Harrison, and Gerald Harjo,Vernon Harjo, and Jimmy Taylor.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Camp

 

 

 

Catherine Campbell

Catherine Campbell, 90

Oct. 29, 1921 – July 22, 2012

Miranda Catherine Campbell, 90 year-old, lifelong Seminole resident passed from this life Sunday, July 22, 2012 at her home in Seminole.

She was born Oct. 29, 1921 in Pike County, Arkansas to parents William Arthur Partain and Rossetta (Smalling) Partain.

Catherine married Charles Arthur Campbell in 1942.

She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker and she was of the Baptist faith.

She leaves to cherish her memory eight sons and daughters-in-law; Charles Dean Campbell and his wife Sharron of Long Town, Oklahoma, Donald Roy Campbell and his wife Charlett of Seminole, Jerry Dale Campbell of Wewoka, James Darrell Campbell and his wife Marcella of Sherman, Texas, Bobby Ray Campbell of Oklahoma, Billy Carol Campbell and his wife Lisa of Seminole, Tommy Lynn Campbell and his wife Sherry of Earlsboro and Ricky Wayne Campbell and his wife Saundra of Seminole; one daughter, Angela Catherine (Campbell) Barnes of Shawnee; eight grandchildren, Bobby Jr., Amy, Eli, Joey, LaDawna, William, Clayton and Rebecca; several step-grandchildren and a host of other family and dear friends.

Catherine was preceded in death by her father, William Arthur Partain; her mother, Rossetta (Smalling) Partain; two husbands, Auto Mendinghall and Charles "Charlie" Arthur Campbell, and by one son, Arthur Gean Campbell.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Rev. David Pollard and Wayne Sloan will officiate the service.

Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Casket Bearers will be Dakota Davis, William Barnes, Clayton Barnes, Bill Campbell, Joey Campbell and Ricky Campbell.

Honorary Bearer will be Roger Jay.

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

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

Campbell

 

 

 

Jennifer Campbell

 

Jennifer Louise (Brown) Campbell

07/29/1977 – 01/01/2012

Jennifer Louise (Brown) Campbell, age 34 and a resident of Byng, Oklahoma passed away on Sunday, Jan 1, 2012 at her home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan 7, 2012 at Byng Assembly of God Church, located five miles north of Ada, Oklahoma on old Hwy 99.

Rev. Mitch Williams, Pastor will officiate, and Rev. Tom Bauer will assist.

Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Pallbearers are John Murphy, Joshua Sanders, Matthew Hampton, Robert Hardin, William Hardin, and Steve Littlefield.

Visitation and services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa located at 217 N. Broadway.

Jennifer was born on July 29, 1977 in Ada, to Larry Brown and Terry (Cannady) Brown Littlefield.

Jennifer received her LPN from Pontotoc Technology Center and was an employee of McCall’s Communities Nursing Home in Ada.

She married Johnny Campbell on Feb 20, 1994 at Byng Assembly of God Church where she was a member.

She loved her patients, and she was an avid blood donor who gave blood 61 times in her life.

She is survived by one daughter, Madison Campbell and one son, Quinn Campbell, Jr., both of the home; her father, Larry Brown and wife, Elleen of Bethany; her mother, Terry Littlefield and husband, Rick of Byng; two sisters, Amanda Moore and Rebecca Turner, both of Byng; paternal grandparents, Luther and Wanda Brown of Byng; and special friend, Sarah Hampton.

 

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Murl Cannady.

Campbell

 

 

 

John Campbell

John Charles Campbell, former Seminole resident died Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the age of 55.

He was born June 28, 1957 in Neptune, New Jersey to parents, Charles Ellsworth Scott and Patricia Ann (Turner) Scott.

He worked as an electrician, Paramedic for American Medical Response and at several Children’s homes.

He married Evelyn Faye (Jackson) Campbell on Feb. 14, 2007 at Norman.

He is survived by wife, Evelyn of the home; three sons, Nathan Scott of Tulsa, David Houck of Seminole and Dustin Scott; two daughters, Rachel Boni of Tulsa, Sarah White of Norman; his mother, Pat Scott; two brothers, Jeremy Scott and William Scott and one sister, Karen Scott and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Scott.

Memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Campbell

 

 

 

Orlan Campbell

Orlan Lee Campbell, 77, Seminole resident died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 in Shawnee.

He was born April 12, 1935 in Colorado City, Texas to Oscar and Mamie Lee (Dawson) Campbell.

He worked for Coors Brewing Company in Golden, Colorado for many years as a truck driver, after retirement he moved to Seminole in 2010.

He graduated from D. W. Wallace High School.

After graduation he joined the U. S. Navy on July 6, 1955.

He is survived by three sons, Orlan Campbell, Jr., Darrell Campbell and Christopher Campbell all of Aurora, Colorado; his sisters, Tina C. Wallace and Maxine C. Alexander, Linda Faye C. Anderson all of Dallas, Texas and brothers Willie E. Campbell, John Campbell and Kerry Campbell all of Dallas, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Esther (Briggs) Campbell; and sister, Bertha L. Campbell.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at the First Assembly of God Church in Seminole. Rev. Doyle O. Long will officiate at the service.

Burial will be 1:15 p.m., Friday Nov. 30, 2012 at the Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery, in Dallas, Texas.

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

Campbell

 

 

 

Heather Capps

 

Heather Lynn Capps, 39, of Dale, died Thursday, Feb 16, 2012, of massive pulmonary edema after having had no known medical problems.

She was the precious daughter of Larry and Janet Capps of Shawnee.

Heather was born Feb 8, 1973, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.

Heather graduated from Dale High School and attended Rose State College, the University of Oklahoma, and East Central University.

She worked in accounting, insurance, and was presently employed by H & R Block.

Heather loved her family and loved cooking for friends, colleagues, and family.

She always brought laughter into the lives of everyone she encountered.

She helped her dad with his academic bowl teams at Dale. She officiated at competitions and assisted him any way she could. She loved the students at Dale that she had the pleasure of working with through academic bowl competition.

Heather was a member of Northeast Free Will Baptist Church of Shawnee.

Heather is survived by her parents, Larry and Janet Capps; her brother and his wife, Larry II and Kimberly Capps; her two grandmothers, Seletha Smith and Edna Capps; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and precious friends.

Both of her grandfathers, Garland Smith and Charles Capps, preceded her in death.

Funeral services celebrating her life will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, Feb 20, 2012, at the Walker Funeral Home Chapel in Shawnee, with Brother Quinton Kay officiating. Burial will follow at Dale Cemetery.

To sign the guest book online, go to www.walkerfuneral.com

Capps

 

 

 

Louise Carpitche

Louise Carpitche, 76, lifelong Konawa resident died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 at her home in Konawa.

Louise was born April 3, 1936 in Ada to Coffee and Sallie (Burgess) Carpitche.

Louise was a homemaker and a lifelong Konawa resident.

She is survived by her brother Lewis Carpitche of Konawa and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 at the Seminole Arbeka Baptist Church in Konawa with burial at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Rev. George Harjocee will officiate at the service.

There will be a wake service at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa and at the Seminole Arbeka Baptist Church on Friday evening.

Casket bearers will be Harper Givens, James Roberts, Ron Frazier, Mike Jefferson, Gerald Carnes.

Honorary bearers will be Denver Merrell, Alfred Brown and HB Walton.

Funeral services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

Carpitche

 

 

 

Elfreeda Carter

Elfreeda LaRue Carter, a lifetime Seminole County resident, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 78.

She was born on Nov. 3, 1933, in Seminole to Blanton Henry Hill, Sr. and Iva Ruth (Roland) Hill.

Carter worked as nutrition educator from 1999 to 2002, as New Lima Schools cafeteria director, at Doyle’s Quick Stop, the employment office and Gibson Grocery.

She was of the Christian faith.

She was married to Willie Bob Carter Sr., who preceded her in death.

Carter is survived by three sons, Willie Bob Carter, Jr. of Seminole, Roger Carter of Wichita, Kan., and Irvin Carter of Seminole; seven daughters, Kaye Carter of Greensboro, N.C., Rebecca Brown of Seminole, Iva Carter of McLoud, Ethel Thomas of Seminole, Dolores Pittman of McLeansville, N.C., LaDonna Smith of Oklahoma City, Roberta Phillips of Siloam Springs, Ark.; and one brother Blanton H. Hill, Jr. of Seminole.

Carter is also survived by 26 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Dolores J. Andrews; two brothers, James Hill and Modesta Hill; and daughter, Debra Carter-Reed.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at First Assembly of God Church of Bowlegs.

Pastor Willie Reynolds and Pastor John Stewart will officiate.

Burial will take place at Lima Cemetery, Seminole County.

Serving as casket bearers are Terry Phillips, Sr., Terry Phillips, Jr., Herman Smith, Charles Pittman, William Brian Carter and Malcolm Hill.

Honorary bearers are Blanton Henry Hill, Jr. and Charles Dodson.

Services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Messages of condolence may be sent to www.swear-ingenfuneralhome.com

 

Steve Caruso

Memorial services for Steve Caruso of El Reno, were held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 at the Center Theatre followed with a dinner at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in El Reno.

Mr. Caruso died on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 at Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital in Yukon.

He was born on Dec. 29, 1963 in Toledo, Ohio to Rollie Van Pelt and Lucella Daly.

He was a 1981 graduate of New Lima High School in Wewoka.

Steve was the founder of New Talent of Oklahoma.

He married Amy Thompson on Aug. 17, 2002.

Steve loved his family and his hobbies included basketball and riding his motorcycle.

He was preceded in death by his parents Rollie Van Pelt and Lucella Daly.

He is survived by his wife Amy Caruso of the home; sons, Leslie Cogburn of Seminole, Kolby Caruso of the home; daughters, Tabitha Todd and husband Paul of McAlester, Tara Nicole Caruso of El Reno; brother, Chuck Fuller of Oklahoma City; sisters, Kimberly Fabri of South Carolina, Linda Rinehart and husband Chris of Mustang, Rebecca Frady and husband David of Mustang, Barbie Anderson of Tulsa; four grandchildren, Anthony Ford, Jaston Todd, Jordan Todd, Logan Porter and many loving nieces and nephews.

Norma Lee Casteel

Aug. 6, 1924 – Oct. 30, 2012

Norma Lee (Baker) Casteel, 88 year old, lifelong Seminole County resident, passed from this life on Oct. 30, 2012 at Sienna Care and Rehabilitation Center in Midwest City.

She was born Aug. 6, 1924, in Bowlegs to parents Albert Aaron Baker and Della Mae (Robb) Baker.

On May 20, 1939, Norma married Orval Casteel at the Earlsboro Junction, east of Shawnee.

In 1966, Norma completed LPN training. Her career began at Mission Hill Hospital in Shawnee. Later she retired from Shawnee Regional Hospital (St. Anthony's) also in Shawnee.

Norma is survived by three daughters and sons-in-laws, Dorothy and Royce Davis of Midwest City, Patricia and James Fowler of Plano, Texas, and Kathy and Rick Crosby of Choctaw; one son and daughter-in-law, Leslie and Jeanette Casteel of Harrison, Arkansas; one son-in-law, Cecil Bergsten of Shawnee; twelve grandchildren, and twenty six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and a host of other family and friends.

Norma was preceded in death by her father, Albert Baker; her mother, Della (Robb) Baker; her husband, Orval Casteel; one daughter, Mary Bergsten; three half-brothers, Chester Blaylock, Lloyd Blaylock, and John Byford.

She was also preceded in death by two half-sisters, Rosa Ring, and Renolda Willis and by two great-grandsons, Cole Crosby and Andrew Bergsten.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Dr. Scott Fenton, Meadows Baptist Church, Plano, Texas officiating.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, located north of Seminole on Hwy. 377.

The casket will remain open until service time and will not be open following the service.

Casket bearers will be Joseph Fowler, Murphy Crosby, John Davis, Donald Collins, Steve Bergsten, David Bergsten.

Honorary bearers will be Jim Kanske, James Pfeffer, Martin Harter, Ozzie Jenison, Royce Davis, James Fowler, Rick Crosby, Lucas Casteel, and Cecil Bergsten.

The family has asked that donations be made to the American Heart Association.

American Heart Association
10900-B Stonelake Blvd. Suite 320
Austin, Texas 78759

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

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

 

Gaye Catcher

Gaye Dawn Sparks Catcher passed away from a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) on Aug. 14, 2012.

Gaye was born on May 12, 1962, in Shawnee.

She was a resident of Seminole then moved to McAlester, where she lived until 1987, when she moved to Fort Gibson.

Gaye graduated from McAlester High School in 1980 and attended Southeastern State University in Durant, where she studied Criminal Justice.

Gaye worked at MCAAP Security until 1987.

Gaye was a wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be missed by many.

Gaye was preceded in death by her father, Billy Earl Sparks, and by her grandparents, Bill and Ruth Allen of Seminole and Earl and Martha Sparks of Yale.

She is survived by mother, Willetta Sparks of Fort Gibson; son, Justin Reece Catcher of Tahlequah; son, Dustin Blake Catcher of Fort Gibson; grandson, Jaden Cash Catcher of Tahlequah; brother, William Earl Sparks of Tulsa; brother, Robert Dean Sparks of Tahlequah; sister-in-law, Tina Sparks of Tahlequah.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Chris Stinnett officiating.

Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Honorary Pallbearers are McAlester High School Class of 1980.

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

 

Betty Chadwell

Betty J. Chadwell, long time Seminole county resident, died Friday, May 4, 2012 in Wewoka at the age of 87.

She was born Aug. 6, 1924, in Ranger, Texas to John E. Humphrey and Gladiola Juanita (Sinner) Humphrey.

She retired from the Bar-B-Q Restaurant business with her husband, Richard "Dick" Chadwell.

She is survived by one grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Charles L. Driver and her late husband, Richard Chadwell.

Graveside memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Little Cemetery with Rev. Bill Chesser officiating.

In honor of Betty, donations may be made to Brad and Ravonda Driver at 12140 NS 3610, Seminole. Contact number is 405-382-2706.

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

Chadwell

 

 

 

Ianos Chaffin

Ianos Allen Chaffin passed away at his home in Wewoka, Sunday, July 29th, 2012.

Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday August 3, 2012 at the Wewoka Church of Christ with Dwight Parker officiating.

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

Ianos Chaffin was born Dec. 2, 1928 in Little to Jon and Wilma (Sorrels) Chaffin.

He attended Wewoka Schools and later served in The United States Army.

Ianos worked for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation on the Survey Crew until he retired.

Ianos loved cattle ranching, hunting and the University of Oklahoma football.

Ianos is survived by his wife, Elaine Chaffin of the home; children, Janice Chaffin of Tecumseh, James and wife Toni Chaffin of Wewoka; step sons, Joey Yahola of Wewoka, David and wife Patricia Yahola of Mustang and Richard and wife Robyn Yahola of Shawnee; grandchildren, Eric, Brian, Braiden, and Savannah Chaffin, Carson and Catelyn Edwards, Jordan Reiter, Jayce, Reagan, Ryan and Riley Yahola and five great grandchildren, Kody, Caleb, Carson, Colson, and Sarah Reiter; siblings, Eula and husband A.Q. Rainey of Dallas Tx, Edith and David Potter of Shawnee, Barbara and Ed Landers of Okemah, Sherry and Tommy Moon of Dallas, Paulette and Neil Vick of Caddo Gap Arkansas, Lauretta Chaffin of Dallas and a brother-in-law, Melvin Sherrin of Dallas, Tx; a special nephew, John and Pat Rainey.

Ianos is preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Louise Sherrin and Lula Chaffin.

Pallbearers are Steve Edwards, Carson Edwards, Ryan Christ, Eric Chaffin, Bryan Cain, and Joey Yahola.

Honorary pallbearers are David O'Donnell, Chris Campbell, Eddie Neill, Raymond Cain, Tom Chesnut, and Dewayne Holland.

Messages of condolence at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Chaffin

 

 

 

Dawnette Chandler

Service for Wewoka resident Dawnette Chandler are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at Harvest Time Tabernacle Church, Holdenville with Rev. Jimmy Freeman officiating and burial will follow at Crossroads Cemetery, Sasakwa.

She was born Jan. 8, 1960 in Holdenville to Eugene Hall and Margie (Freeman) Hernandez.

She died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at the age of 52.

She married David Chandler Jan. 14, 1995 in Wewoka.

She was a graduate of Wewoka High School and received an associates degree from Seminole State College.

She was the owner of a furniture store in Wewoka and Seminole.

She is preceded in death by her father, Eugene Hall.

Survivors include husband David of the home; mother, Margie Hernandez; children, Brandon McClure, Kimberly Herrell, Hunter Keith Chandler, Clayton Chandler, and Christina Chandler all of Wewoka; two sisters, Rhonda Factor and Wanda Moyer both of Wewoka; and six grandchildren.

Pall bearers will be Tammy Sneed, Aderianne Simmons, Tracey Morris, Cindy Hall, Terry Julian Sr. and Terry Julian Jr.

Honorary pall bearers will be Terrell Sanders, Donna Hudson, Vickie Carter, Darren Blanton, Doug Blanton, and Raymond Ward.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Chandler

 

 

 

Deborah Chaney-Howell

Deborah A. Chaney-Howell passed away August 15, 2012.

She was born June 4, 1951 to A.B. Chaney and Etolia Carter (Chaney) Beaver in Camp Polk, Louisiana and moved to Wewoka, Oklahoma a couple of weeks later.

She graduated from Wewoka High School in 1969.

She received a B.S. in Education from the University of Oklahoma in 1979.

Debbi was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Wewoka.

She was a lover of cats and her cats were her pride and joy.

She enjoyed catching up with family and friends over the internet and set up a Facebook page for the Wewoka Alumni Association.

Debbi also loved books and was an avid reader.

She was a talented knitter and made beautiful blankets.

She enjoyed spending time with her significant other, Bryan.

Debbi was dearly loved and will be missed by her family and friends.

Debbi is survived by her son and wife, Jon and Stephanie Matthiesen of Broken Bow; her parents, A.B. and Dot Chaney of Wewoka and Toady and Ernie Beaver of Midwest City; her brother and wife, Randy and Shelly Chaney of Seminole; step-siblings, Annette Mantooth, Larry Beaver and Dennis Beaver; nieces, Devin Rodriquez and Dana Chaney; her significant other, Bryan Harris and numerous relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 558, Wewoka, OK 74884.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Chaney-Howell

 

 

 

Bert Chesney

 

Longtime Wewoka resident Bert Lovel Chesney, died Sunday, Jan 8th, 2012 in Holdenville, Oklahoma at the age of 75 years.

Bert Chesney was born May 12th, 1936 in Rocky Oklahoma to Charles and Edna Sanders Chesney.

Bert graduated from Rocky High School and then attended Southwestern State College.

He married Joyce Thornton Chesney on May 3, 1957 in Clinton Oklahoma.

Bert worked and retired from the USDA as Chief of Production, Adjustment Division of the ASCS.

Bert was preceded in death by his parents; son, Bert Bradley Chesney; brother, Charles Chesney and a sister, Joada Giblet.

Survivors include wife, Joyce of the home; son, Elvin Brent Chesney of Sheboygan Wisconsin; sisters, Deana Duncan and Barbara Woodard; brother, Jerrell Chesney, nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday Jan 13, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka. Interment will follow.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

 

Chesney

 

 

 

Dub Childers Jr.

James William " Dub" Childers, Jr., went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Celebration services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Seminole.

Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, with military honors. Rev. Marvin Kehl will officiate at the service.

The family will receive friends and family at a visitation on Tuesday evening, Sept. 11, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

James is survived by his loving wife of nearly 64 years Katherine (Magnino) Childers, of the home.

Dub and Katherine have four adult children, Carolyn and John Green of Seminole, Janet Yancey Childers of Seminole, Jerry and Kathy Childers of Seminole and Ken and Cherry Childers of Pasadena, Texas.

Their grandchildren are Brandy and Jason Cross of Seminole, Nicholas and Tezarah Upton of McAlester, Christopher and Hannah Dye of Seminole, Jared and Jamie Childers of Moore, Amy and Colin Wilson of Norman, Scott and Mia Childers of Seminole, Justin and Alana Childers of Moore, Randa and Brook Boggs of Pasadena, Texas, Tyler Childers of Pasadena, Texas, Katrina Childers of Pasadena, Texas, and Whitney and Matthew Green of Moore.

Great grandchildren include Haley Presley, Cadey Riddle, Blake Presley, Dylan Cross, Sterling and Lainey Carswell, Samuel Green, Mylan and Zarah Childers, Aysnn, Aydnn, and Avery Boggs, Dallas and Logan Dye, and Desmond Childers.

He is also survived by two brothers, Vernon and Joe David, and sisters Joyce Kelley, Deloris Prewett, Deannie Issacs, and Pat Bowden; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, A.J. and Lola Magnino, Pete and Donna Magnino, and his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Christina and Johnny Watson and Ester Lue and Jerry Bryant.

He is also survived by many cousins, friends and other family members.

James was preceded in death by his father, James Childers, Sr., in September of 1975, and his mother, Effie Epperson Childers, in September of 1985; also by his brothers, Earl and Ranzy Childers; his sisters, Bessie Limke, Elsie McClanahan, and Dorothy Wall, as well as two infant siblings.

James was born on Dec. 5, 1929, in Oklahoma City. He was the sixth child to be born and the first to be born in a hospital.

Shortly after his birth the family moved to Tecumseh where he grew up, and another six children were added to the family. There were 14 children, 12 of which survived infancy.

On Oct. 9, 1948, he married Katherine Elizabeth Magnino, and they lived in Oklahoma City where Dub worked for the city of Oklahoma City.

They later moved to Shawnee, where he worked for his brother at Haney’s Gas Station.

In March of 1952, James joined the United States Marine Corps and, soon after was stationed in California.

He was an MP and guarded nuclear submarines as well as prisoners.

James received an honorable discharge on March 19, 1954, with the rank of PFC.

He received the rifleman sharpshooter award and the National Defense Service Medal.

James began working for Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E) in Shawnee in August of 1954.

In 1959 they moved to Seminole where they have made their home ever since.

James retired from OG&E on Oct. 1, 1987.

James always loved to fish, but after retirement he found more free time to enjoy his favorite pasttime.

Several times a week he and his fishing buddies would head off to local lakes to enjoy a day of fishing and fellowship.

James played several instruments by ear including the guitar, banjo, mandolin and harmonica.

He enjoyed "picking and grinning" for friends and grandkids.

James is a member of First Baptist Church in Seminole where he has served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher to adults and young boys and Department Director of Adult Sunday School Classes.

He served on several committees and was always willing to help out on projects that were ongoing at the church.

He enjoyed playing his guitar and harmonica with other musicians in the church. He was always ready to volunteer to help others in need, whether it was transportation to a doctor, or helping with a repair project at home or church.

James enjoyed volunteering at the Interfaith Social Ministries in Seminole. It was said he enjoyed unloading the trucks and telling jokes.

Memorial donations in James’ name may be made to the Interfaith Social Ministries at P.O. Box 1602, Seminole, 74818.

Honorary bearers will be David Forson, D.C. Neal, Randy Neal, Herman Ritchie, Kenneth Mendenhall, Don Brooks, Bob Webster, Gus Shi, Leon Short, Dale Wallace, James Coates and R.B. Badgett.

His grandsons will be casket bearers.

 

 

Childers

 

James Christopher

James J. Christopher, 82 year-old, lifelong Seminole County resident died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 at the Veterans Care Center in Norman.

He was born Sept. 10, 1929 in Seminole to parents "Pete" Christopher and Amy (Word) Christopher.

He graduated from Varnum High School in 1946. He went on to earn an accounting degree from Oklahoma A&M (Now Oklahoma State University).

He served in the United States Army with the 45th Division during the Korean War. He earned the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Camp Star, United Nations Service Medal and the Army Occ Medal (Japan).

On May 28, 1954, James married Alice Mae "Sally" Arnold in Seminole.

He worked as an accountant for Exxon for over twenty years. He then went to work as an auditor for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections until his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, "Sally" Christopher of the home in Seminole; one daughter, Jamie Bates of Blue Springs, Missouri; three brothers, Arthur Christopher, Danny Christopher and Charles Christopher all of California; three sisters, Dortha West of Oklahoma City, Sandy Self of Shawnee and Darlene O’Brian of Konawa and three grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jerry Christopher and Ronnie Christopher and by four sisters, Reba, Colleen, Viva and Nelletta.

Graveside services with Military Honors are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole with pastor Rusty McMullen officiating.

Following the graveside service at Maple Grove a Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud.

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

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

Christopher

 

 

 

Barbra Clark

Barbra Fay (Howell) Clark, 100, died Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Beckville, Texas. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at The Chapel at Griffin-Hillcrest. Dana Burgess will officiate. Services will conclude in the chapel.

 She was born Sept. 10, 1911 in Konawa to Florence Ann (Trapp) and John Carlin Howell.

She graduated from Konawa High School in 1929.

After graduating, she worked as a beautician until she married. 

She married Earl Clark on Sept. 16, 1931 at Sulphur. 

 She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Clark; her parents, John and Florence Howell; one brother, four sisters and grandson, Gary McCreary.

 She is survived by son, Jerome Clark of Oklahoma City and four daughters; Earline Smiley of Oklahoma City, Margaret Branch of Beckville, Texas, Bobbie Lawrence of Beckville, Texas, and Jodie McCreary of Falconhead at Burneyville; thirteen grandchildren, forty great-grandchildren and nineteen great-great grandchildren; and sister, Bernice Latimer of Litchfield, Ariz.

 Condolences may be left at www.Griffin-HillcrestFH.com.

Clark

 

 

 

Jen Clausing

Jen Clausing, widow of Bob Clausing, died at the age of 93 on June 22, 2012 in Tulsa following a short illness.

Her death was announced by her three children.

Mrs. Clausing had been a resident of Tulsa since 2007, residing at Saint Simeon’s Episcopal Home.

Mrs. Clausing together with her husband, Robert W. Clausing established their Seminole residence in August, 1952 when they purchased Whitbeck Feeders Supply and operated it as Clausing’s Feeders Supply, Inc. until its sale in 1997 to Ralph Black and Rickey Marquis who have continued to grow and operate the business as Clausing Farm Center, LLC.

Mrs. Clausing is survived by three children, W. Kirk Clausing, Tulsa; Carole Lane and husband, Peter Lane, Orchard Park, NY and Mary Talkington and husband, John Talkington, Virginia Beach, VA and five grandchildren, Paul W. Clausing and wife, Amy, San Mateo, CA; Jennifer K. Lane, DVM, Kennett Square, PA; Chrissy Lane Stewart and husband, James, Collegeville, PA; Erin Talkington, Washington D.C.; Todd Talkington, Washington, D.C.; one great grandson, Paul James Clausing, and brothers-in-law, Gerald Clausing, Fort Belvoir, VA and Russell Clausing, Overland Park, KS.

She was predeceased by husband, Robert W. Clausing; grandson, Scott Talkington; her six siblings and three brothers-in-law.

Jennie J. Kirk was born Nov. 26, 1918, the youngest of seven siblings, on state school land near Douglas, Okla. and was a graduate of Douglas High School (now Covington-Douglas) and Enid Business College.

With the exception of a few years when Jen followed her husband-soldier to Texas and California, Jen lived her entire life in Oklahoma.

Jen worked tirelessly with Bob to make the store successful.

She loved talking with customers and sharing information on growing plants and flowers.

Jen was happy to see the store continue to prosper and grow as Clausing Farm Center, LLC after its sale to Ralph Black and Rickey Marquis.

The ultimate Master Gardener even before the term was coined, Jen grew huge gardens of vegetables and flowers.

She was a no-nonsense type of mother who ensured her children had equal opportunity to pull weeds and work in the garden beside her.

Jen generously shared the fruits of her labor with friends and neighbors and was well-known for her strawberries and tomatoes, which on at least one occasion were the subject of Milt Phillips’ "Cluttered Corner" in The Seminole Daily Producer.

Her roses and irises (from her bed of hundreds with over 30 species) became centerpieces for many church and community events.

Her flowers frequently accompanied her home-made pie or sweet rolls which she shared with someone who needed cheering up.

Jen made sure her bird feeder was always filled with seed and the bird bath filled with water, even breaking the ice in it during winter.

She was always helpful to other living beings in need.

Jen’s enjoyment came from contributing to the Seminole community.

During her residence in Seminole, she generously gave her time to The First Methodist Church of Seminole, where she was still a member at the time of her death; the Seminole Public Library Board; and the University of Oklahoma Mother’s Association during the years her three children were OU students.

Jen served the City of Seminole as an election official and spent extra time at the feed store to allow Bob time to work on Lion’s Club and Chamber of Commerce business.

Active participation in the Seminole County Republican Women’s Club was her recreation.

Somehow she also found time to teach Sunday school classes and lead Campfire Girl troops.

In everything Jen did, she taught her children through example.

Hard work, honesty, and helping others were her trademarks in life.

She will be remembered by her children for her dedication to her family, her ability to talk to anyone about anything, and her encouragement to become educated, contributing members of society.

She was extremely proud that her three children and five grandchildren all became college graduates.

Memorial services are pending.

Memorial donations may be directed to a charity of your choice.

Advance planning was made with Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

James Cleaver

James Buford (Jake) Cleaver, age 84 of Wewoka, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 at Concordia Life Care Community in Oklahoma City.

He was born in Bokoshe, Oklahoma July 12, 1928 to the late Fred and Edith (Bryant) Cleaver.

He attended Weleetka Public schools.

Jake married Ellen Mildred Young, Dec. 22, 1950 in Ponca City. She passed away on March 18, 2009.

He served during World War II in Japan as a code breaker.

After serving in the military he worked and retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone company as district plant manager.

He served as lay Preacher for Bowlegs and Dustin Methodist Church. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Wewoka and enjoyed traveling, fishing, taking care of his place and especially spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Survivors include his children, Dr. James Frederick Cleaver and wife Joanie of OKC, Kay Lynn Arbuckle and husband Greg of Wewoka; grandsons, James and wife Jennifer Cleaver, Jeff Cleaver, and John Cleaver; three granddaughters, Janey Ellen Merry and husband Phil, Kaycie Arbuckle-Baxley and Amanda Arbuckle-Cellars and husband Terry, along with three great-grandchildren; sisters, Pauline Carter, and Lou Proctor; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Preceding Jake in death were his parents; wife, Ellen Cleaver and brother, Bob Cleaver.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at First United Methodist Church, Wewoka with Rev. Amanda BP Lockwood officiating, and assisted by Rev. Carol Reich. Burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Cleaver

 

Billy Cloud

Billy "Bill" Bryant Cloud

04/02/1931 – 04/03/2012

Bill Cloud, age 81 and a lifetime resident of Konawa passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Sulphur.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery. Rev. Pam Shirk will officiate.

The grandsons will serve as pallbearers, and honorary pallbearers are Mike Musick, Joe Andy Blackwood, Wimpy Poston, Zeb Bowles, Gary Freeman, Danny Freeman, and Jerry Smith.

Bill was born on April 2, 1931 in Konawa to John Hardy Cloud and Della Mae (Grant) Cloud.

He was a 1949 Konawa High School graduate and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He married Clarice Scroggins on June 28, 1953 in Holdenville and he owned and operated Bill’s Grocery Store in Konawa for thirty-five years.

Bill also retired after twenty years of service as a Konawa Volunteer Fireman.

He was a member of the Konawa School Board and was a member of the VFW and American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Clarice Cloud of the home; two sons, Willie Cloud and wife, Brenda, Konawa and Gary Cloud of Konawa; one daughter, Dee Stoup and husband, Mark, Konawa; one brother, John Cloud, Jr. and wife, Stormy of California; two sisters, Mildred Wilson and husband, Al of Texas, and Sharon Tucker and husband, Milburn of Broken Bow; seven grandchildren, Josh and Carrie Cloud, Sasakwa, Jon and Cheryl Cloud, Cromwell, Brea Cloud, Konawa, Gary Cloud, Bowlegs, Daniel and Amanda Cloud, Konawa, Sydney Stoup, Ada, and Dalton Stoup, Konawa; and 10 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Della Cloud.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Konawa American Legion, Post 70, C/O Khoury’s Furniture, 225 N. Broadway, Konawa, Oklahoma 74849.

Cloud

 

 

 

Kimberly Coachman

Kimberly Renee Coachman was born April 20, 1982 at Ada. She died on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 at the age of 30.

She lived most of her life in Cromwell and graduated from Butner schools in 2000. She graduated from Shawnee Beauty College and became a licensed beautician.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Joe and Nettie Coachman; George and Ruby Stewart, brother Kenny Phillips.

She is survived by her children, daughter Dezie Rae and son Totkv; father, Frank Coachman of the home; mother, Kathleen Stewart of Bristow; sisters, Cassandra Phillips and DeAnna Phillips; and brother, William Phillips.

Pallbearers are Keanen Johnson, Mike Barnes, Ed Deere, Kelly Wind, Arhlock Buckley, and Ray Tainpeah.

Wake services will be 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at St Paul United Methodist Church in Okemah with Rev. Abe Jackson officiating and Rev. Paul Fixico assisting.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Okemah and burial will follow at Arbeka Cemetery in Okemah.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Coachman

 

 

 

Samantha Cogburn

 

Samantha Jane Cogburn, 42, Seminole resident died Sunday, May 6 at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

She was born June 21, 1969 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Samantha was employed at Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant (CNA) and assisted patients with restoring their health.

She was a graduate of Meeker High School in Meeker, Oklahoma and had lived and worked in Seminole for the past 10 years.

She is survived by her husband, Leslie Cogburn of Seminole, her father and mother who raised her, Glenn Lavonne Pettitt and Norma Jean (Winter) Pettitt of Meeker, her biological mother Dolly Yancy of Oklahoma, four sons Tony Blocker of Sallisaw, Toby Blocker of Seminole, Travis Blocker of Bethany, and Jessie Blocker of Seminole, two daughters Rosanna Blocker of Enid, and Samantha Blocker of Ohio. She is also survived by five brothers and five sisters including Evon Pettitt and Dolly Pettitt of Seminole.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at the Temple of Praise Church at 1100 N. University in Seminole. Burial will be at Little Cemetery.

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

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

Cogburn

 

 

 

Samantha Cogburn

Samantha Jane Cogburn, 42, Seminole resident died suddenly May 6, 2012 at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born June 21, 1969 in Oklahoma City.

Samantha was employed at Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant (CNA) and assisted patients with
restoring their health.

She was a graduate of Meeker High School in Meeker and had lived and worked in Seminole for the past 10 years.

She was a very loving person to her family and took very good care of her patients.

The family remembers her as having a unique personality, a hard worker and had a great sense of humor who loved to study the bible and attend church.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Leslie Cogburn of Seminole; her father and mother who raised her, Glenn Lavonne Pettitt and Norma Jean (Winter) Pettitt of Meeker; her biological mother, Dolly Yancy of Oklahoma; her mother-in-law, Carol Williams of Seminole; four sons, Tony Blocker of Sallisaw, Toby Blocker of Seminole, Travis Blocker of Bethany and Jessie Blocker of Seminole; two daughters, Rosanna Blocker of Enid and Samantha Blocker of Ohio, and her step-son, Les Cogburn and step-daughter Lisa Cogburn both of Seminole. She is also survived by five brothers and five sisters including Evon Pettitt and Dolly Pettitt of Seminole.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at the Temple of Praise Church at 1100 N. University in Seminole. Burial will be at Little Cemetery, Rev. Jeff Nance will officiate at the service.

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

Cogburn

 

 

 

Bessie Cohen

Cohen, Bessie (Betty), 83, of Wewoka died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 at her home in Wewoka.

Betty was born on Aug. 19, 1929 in Chelsea, Massachusetts and was the eldest of the four children of Leonard Charles Silver and Sylvia Golob Silver.

Interment was at the Emanuel Hebrew Cemetery, Oklahoma City, on Oct. 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

Melvin Moran, long-time family friend, officiated at the graveside service.

She is survived by her three daughters, Leah Barnhard (William) of Wichita, Kansas, Judy Cohen of Virginia City, Nevada and San Jose, Costa Rica and Sandra McHugh (Brian) of Columbia, Missouri; brothers, Norman (Judith) Silver of Stoughton, Massachusetts and Jack (Shelly) Silver of Durham, North Carolina; grandchildren, Edward Fonseca of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Rachel Barnhard of Nashville, Tennessee, Adam Barnhard of Denver Colorado, Jeff McHugh and Matt McHugh of Columbia, Missouri and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Leonard Charles Silver and Sylvia Golob Silver and her husband of 50 years, Jonathan Louis Cohen.

Betty moved to Wewoka upon her marriage to Mr. Cohen on Nov. 6, 1949.

There she worked side by side with her husband in their stores, Cohen’s of Wewoka and the Corner Liquor Store until his death on May 22, 2000 at age 86.

She was an active member of the Wewoka Music Club, Wewoka High School Band Boosters and the Jewish Community Center in Seminole.

She was a voracious reader and never forgot anything she had read.

She loved to quilt. Her favorite baby gift to family and friends was "the perfect quilt".

A short story about Cohen’s of Wewoka and her baskets of quilt scraps, which sat at the entrance to the store, appears in the book "Work is Love Made Visible" by Jeanetta Calhoun Mish.

She served as the adult leader of the Wewoka Hospital Candy Stripers in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, a role she cherished, as she introduced the young women of Wewoka to the joys of nursing.

Memorials have been established with the Seminole Nation Museum, Wewoka and the Jewish Community Center, Seminole.

Betty Cohen

Graveside funeral services for longtime Wewoka business leader, Betty Cohen are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 at Emanuel Hebrew Cemetery in Oklahoma City.

She died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2012 in Wewoka at the age of 83.

Funeral services are under the direction of Myers Funeral Home in Wewoka.

The cemetery is located on SW 104th Street between South Walker and South Western.

Helen Cole

Helen Juanelle (Guthrie) Cole, 70 year-old Maud resident passed from this life on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 in Midwest City.

She was born April 19, 1942 in Canyon, Texas to parents John Archie Guthrie, Jr. and Irma Laverne (Curyea) Guthrie.

Helen earned her Associate Degree from the University of Houston. She worked as a registered nurse at the Doctor’s General Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Helen was of the Methodist faith and was a member of the Shawnee Volunteer Auxiliary earning a lifetime member status.

Survivors include one daughter, Lisa Cole of Maud; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Loye and Karen Cole of Columbus, Georgia and Brian Cole of Maud.

She is also survived by three grandchildren, Cabb Cole, Chad Votaw, and Chelsea Pack and by one great-grandchild, Jaycee Pack.

Helen is preceded in death by her parents and by one sister, Ann Rayburn.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at Cummings Cemetery in Maud with Rev. Larry Sparks officiating the service.

Honorary casket bearers will be Caleb Cole, Chad Votaw and Jeff Pack.

Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud 405-374-2424.

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

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William Coley

William Dave Coley, 73 year-old, lifelong Seminole resident was brought into this life July 20, 1938 by parents Ina (Harjoche) Coley and Sam Houston Coley in Quinton, Oklahoma.

He was raised North of Wewoka and attended Sams Elementary and graduated from Butner School in 1959.

William answered the "Call of Duty" and enlisted in the United States Navy.

William became an aviations electrician for the VF-111, "Sun Downers" squadron during the J.F.K.'s "Cuban Missile Crisis".

He proudly served on the Super Carrier U.S.S. Kitty Hawk and sailed around the World.

After an Honorable Discharge in 1965, William put his newly attained skills to work at Boeing and Tinker Air Force Base.

William earned his Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from East Central University in Ada.

He soon went to work for the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a caseworker helping the needy with assistance and other urgencies.

After receiving a back injury at Commercial Brick, William was left disabled in the early 80's.

Struggling on so little, William survived by selling terrapins, garage selling, and performing odd jobs.

Williams sense of duty to help others and especially help his people of The Seminole Nation rekindled in the mid-90's.

William was elected to represent his band, Tom Palmer and serve his people as they directed.

He made a vie for assistant chief but fell short in the "Old Spirits Can Vote by Absentee" debacle.

This did not deter him from serving his people as he was appointed to many comities from former Chiefs to present.

William kept up his 'poli-tican' until the end.

William was a wheeler and dealer some people said that he sold a local tribe a great luxurious mansion that was built from their ancestors oil royalties signed over to a Doc due to a language and literacy barrier.

William and his son Eric opened a second hand antique store on Main Street and stayed open for two years during the early nineties.

William loved to fish and camp with his ol' buddy Nathan Blanton underneath the Bearden Bridge or anywhere else he could wet his line.

He would tinker on small motors all day to get his merchandise ready for market or to get his nieces, nephews, or son, back on their " hogs."

William also loved his pets dearly.

Often you would see his dogs eating a meal that was better than his visitors ate all day.

William loved the outdoors so much; he would have the crew move his entire bed under the stars every summer.

Dad loved his History and A&E channels.

On his usual Sunday it was a dose of Old Country Gospel on his porch followed by Nascar with Jeff Gordon being his favorite driver.

Then he would hope to finish the day off with the Dallas Cowboys losing.

William was Saved and then Baptized by the Late George Jesse of Spring Baptist Church.

William knew his bible forwards and backwards.

He never backed down from a good argument about the scriptures.

William was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Herb Coley and Richard Coley; sister, Patricia Robertson and a infant sister, Francis.

William will be waiting for the arrival of and welcome his brothers, Jack Coley, John Coley, and Monty Coley; sister, Marilyn Hodge; only son, Eric Coley; daughters, Tina McDowell, Amy Harrison, and Tawny Lena; his hardworking niece, Belinda Coley and daughter, Cameron; special friends, Rosetta, Lina, and sister-in-law, Frankie Coley; two grandchildren, Daniel and Trey Sanders; plus baby Coley due in January and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Too many to remember and name, but you know who you are.

Dad, You will be greatly missed by all whom you have touch with your knowledge, kind generosity, and love.

Your big heart keeps on giving even after death.

You will never be forgotten unless there is no one left to remember.

We will see you at those pearly gates someday, and when we all do get to heaven, we will jump and shout for "Victory!"

A wake service was held Wednesday evening, July 18, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Military Honors.

Leon "Chippy" Postoak will officiate the service.

Interment will follow at the New Coley Family Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Monty Coley, Thomas Cunningham, Sterling Cully, Colton Coley, Dale Stewart and Brent Hopper.

Honorary bearers will be Stanley Andrews, Tommy Martin, Jimmy Taylor, Rodney Factor, Daniel Sanders, Trey Sanders, Claude Davis, Terry Griffith and Kenneth Chambers.

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

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

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William Coley

William Coley, 74 year-old, lifelong Seminole resident passed from this life Monday, July 16, 2012 in Seminole.

A wake service is scheduled for Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Funeral services is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Full obituary information is pending with Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole. www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

Herbert Collins

Herbert Eugene Collins, 77 year-old, longtime Seminole resident died Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Seminole Medical Center.

He was born April 2, 1935 in Ozark, Arkansas to parents Margaret (Ragsdale) Collins and Herbert Collins.

He served in the United States Army where he obtained the rank of Private 2nd Class.

He earned the OCC Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

On Nov. 10, 1965, he married Mabel Burchfield in Seminole County, Oklahoma.

He worked as a driver for Al Johnson’s Taxi Cab Service in Seminole until his retirement in 1990.

Survivors include one son, Ron Brawdy of Seminole; one daughter, Vicki Osborn of Seminole; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Margaret Collins and his wife, Mabel Collins.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 11, 2012 at Little Cemetery in Seminole County with Military Honors.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service.

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

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

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Leon Columbus

 

Leon Columbus, age 82 and a former resident of Seminole County died Saturday, Jan 21, 2012 at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

A graveside service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, Jan 27th at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa. Rev. Jimsey Harjo will officiate.

Pallbearers are Ray Barnett, Eddie Barnett, Alex Barnett, Joel Medina, Larry Barnett, and Bill Melton.

Visitation at Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa will be from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday.

Leon was born on Mar 24, 1929 in Connerville, Oklahoma to Lashman Columbus and Laura Belle (Alexander) Anderson.

He was a retired concrete finisher.

He is survived by one son, Ricky Columbus of Oklahoma City; one sister, Elizabeth Anderson; one granddaughter, and one great granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lashman Columbus and Laura Belle Anderson and one sister, Ruby Anderson.

Tina Conatser

Tina Marie (Anson) Conatser, 44, longtime Seminole resident died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Seminole Medical Center.

Tina was born Oct. 8, 1968, in Holdenville to Christopher Lee and Donna (Phillips) Anson.

Tina was a homemaker and graduated from New Lima High School.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Seminole.

She enjoyed reading, attending her children’s sporting events and spending time with her family.

Tina married Gary Conatser on Aug. 10, 1990 in Wewoka.

She is survived by her husband of the home, Gary Conatser; two sons, Thomas Brentton White and his wife Geanna of Lawton, and Robby Allen Conatser of Midwest City; and a daughter, Gabriell Nicole Conatser of Seminole.

She is also survived by her mother, Donna (Phillips) Anson Postman, and her husband Rick of St. Louis, Okla.; and her father, Christopher Lee Anson and his wife Teresa of Konawa.

Survivors also include her brother, Christopher Anson, Jr. and his wife, Danielle, of Seminole; and two sisters, Kelly Pierce and Sarah Edwards and her husband, Bryant, all of Seminole.

Also surviving are her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Buddy and Hazel Conatser of Seminole; two brothers-in-law, Harley and Teresa Conatser of Seminole and Roger and Lisa Conatser of Yukon.

Her paternal grandmother, Velma Anson of Seminole, also survives her, as do three stepbrothers, Travis O’Loughlin and his wife, Natasha, of Seminole, Ashley Postman and Wesley Postman both of Maud.

Surviving nieces and nephews are Jayden and Jase Edwards, Hope, Zachary and Nathan Anson, Jordan and Tessa Pierce, Brooklyn Jester and Landon O’Loughlin.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Joseph Anson, and maternal grandparents, Wayne and Ethel Phillips.

The funeral mass will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Seminole, with Father John Peter officiating.

There will be a rosary prayer service 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Casket bearers will be Joe Anson, Jerry Anson, David Anson, Robert Anson, Eddie Anson and Danny Anson.

Honorary bearers will be Harley Conatser and Roger Conatser.

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

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Randy Coody

Funeral service for Randy Wayne Coody of Sasakwa, will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa. Interment will follow at Fulka-Harjo Cemetery in Sasakwa. Officiating will be Rev. Faren Coody.

Family will greet friends on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

A wake service will be held 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the Spring Baptist Church also.

Coody died Sunday, April 15, 2012 at the Edmond OU Medical Center in Edmond, at the age of 53.

He was born Dec. 26, 1958 in Wewoka to Andrew Coody Sr. and Irene Harjo Coody.

He graduated from Sasakwa High School in Sasakwa and lived in Sasakwa for most of his life.

He had worked in the oil field.

He is survived by seven daughters, Shannon Kirby-Neal of Ada, Ashley Rogers of Ardmore, Sydney Morris of Sasakwa, Tasha and Brandi Coody of Ada, Vanessa Pineda of Ada, and Tamara Reyna of Ada; three brothers, Andrew Coody Jr. of Wewoka, Clifton Coody of Sasakwa and Herman Coody of Allen; two sisters, Franchette Coody of Wetumka and Lottie Coody of Wewoka; and twelve grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Sr. and Irene Coody; two brothers, Jimmy Coody Sr. and Franklin "Doddie" Coody; one sister, Fermina Kilpatrick; one granddaughter, Alexus Neal; and one niece, A.J. Coody.

Bearers will be Terry Davis, Mark Fowler, Larry Simmons, Jackie Douglas, Dale Welch, and Jeff Harris.

Honorary Bearers will be Clifton Coody, Herman Coody, Andrew Coody, Franklin Coody, Jeff Rogers, Jimmy Jo Harjo, John Womack, Eduardo Pineda, Victor Reyna, and Jose Reyna.

Services are under the direction of Smith-Phillips Funeral Home in Ada.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Donna Cook

Donna Sue Cook of Wewoka died Sunday, March 18, 2012 in St. Anthonys Hospital at the age of 53.

She was born May 17, 1958 in Wewoka to James Drew Henry and Dosha Bell (Webb) Henry.

She attended Wewoka public schools.

Donna married Ronnie Cook in 1987 in Wewoka.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Ronnie; sister, Melva Webber and brother, Alford "Cotton" Henry.

Survivors include brothers and sisters, James Henry of Holdenville, Marvin Henry, Buck Henry, Clayton Henry all of Wewoka, Wanda Hailey of Ada, Letricia Sizemore of San Angelo, TX, and Connie McNeill of Moore, OK.

Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2012 at ONG Cemetery, with Larry Chesser officiating.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Jacqueline Cook

Funeral services for Jacqueline Elizabeth Cook, 85, are to be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at Capitol Heights Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Jim Crawford officiating.

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

Pallbearers will be Justin Milner, Jay Mayfield, Forrest Henry, and Shane Cashman.

She was born Sept. 24, 1926 in Bilby, Oklahoma to John Carter and Jewel (Linker) Smith.

She died on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 in Holdenville.

She was a housewife.

She married Bill Cook in Holdenville on March 2, 1943.

Her parents, John Carter and Jewel Smith, and one brother, Roy Smith, preceded her in death.

She is survived by four daughters, Judy Hoover of Lake City, Colorado; Susan Mayfield of Spaulding; Cindy Colbert of Wewoka; and Debbie Milner of Allen; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Leon Cook

Leon "Jack" Cook long time Seminole resident died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 in Tecumseh at the age of 86.

He was born Dec. 12, 1925 in Perry, Okla. to parents, Abram Floyd Cook and Edna Catherine (Noll) Cook.

After graduating from high school, he attended A&M College and graduated in 1949.

He married "Yvonne" Orene Dunham on Oct. 1, 1949 in Medford, Okla.

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

While serving in the military he was in the Rhineland Central Europe Campaign, he received the World War II Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, EAME Theater Ribbon, two Bronze Service Stars, Army of occupation Ribbon (Germany).

In Apr. 1945, he was wounded and was awarded the Purple Heart.

He is survived by his wife, Yvonne of the home; three daughters, Janice Talbott of Crestview, Florida, Joyce Boyd of Oklahoma City and Barbara Cook of Austin, Tex.; one brother, Calvin C. Cook of Grand Junction, Colorado; seven grandchildren; and a great grandchild on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edna and A.F. Cook; two sisters, Leona Smith and Delma McNabb; and three brothers, Floyd Cook, Jr., Glenn Messick and Ellison Messick.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Burial will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery in Edmond.

Condolences may be sent: www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

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

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Dwayne Coon

 

Dwayne Delroy Coon, age 49 of Sasakwa died Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012 in Ada, at Chickasaw Nation Hospital due to a lengthy illness.

He was born July 16, 1962 in Oklahoma City to the late Rev. Arthur Coon and Eliza Carpitcher Coon.

He was retired from Leachco Company Ada Oklahoma as an hand cutter.

Preceding Dwayne in death are his parents, and sister Jeanetta Douglas.

Survivors include his children: Terra Madkins of Seminole, Sharla Marshall of Sasakwa, Shanise Coon of Sasakwa; Stepdaughters Sharon Fixico, Shawnee, Aimee Johnson, Wewoka; step-sons Earnest Harjo of Okmulgee. Sisters Margie Yazzie, of Coweta, Linda Tsadi of Krebs, Shirley Aguire of Seminole, Rebecca Larney of Wewoka, Barbara Jefferson of Seminole, Greda Williams of Ada, and Elizabeth Castillo of Seminole; one brother Arthur Coon Jr. of Okmulgee and nineteen grandchildren.

Wake Service will be 6:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan 19, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

The body will be taken to the Church at 4:00 p.m. Friday for a 7:30 p.m. Wake Service, Jan 20, 2012.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan 21, 2012 at Rock Spring Baptist Church with Rev. Jimsey Harjo and Rev. Arthur Wayne Carpitche officiating and burial to follow at Rock Spring Cemetery .

Pall Bearers will be Franklin Coody Jr., Abraham Davis, Sam Wheeler, Ray Franks, Earl Davis, Walter Larney.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Michael Jefferson, Quentin Williams, Joe Coon, Daswood Yazzie, and Eduardo Aguire.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Dwayne Coon

 

Dwayne Delroy Coon, age 49 of Sasakwa passed away Wednesday Jan 18, 2012 in Ada, Oklahoma at Chickasaw Nation Hospital due to a lengthy illness.

Born July 16, 1962 in Oklahoma City to the late Rev. Arthur Coon and Eliza Carpitcher Coon.

Dwayne was baptized April 12, 1975 at Rock Spring Baptist Church by Rev. George W. Harjo.

He loved to sing Muscogee Creek Hymns. He spent his leisure time working on cars. playing basketball and spending time with his family.

He was retired from Leachco Company Ada Oklahoma as an hand cutter.

Preceding Dwayne in death are his parents, and sister Jeanetta Douglas.

Survivors include his children: Terra Madkins of Seminole, Sharla Marshall of Sasakwa, Shanise Coon of Sasakwa; Stepdaughters Sharon Fixico, Shawnee, Aimee Johnson, Wewoka; step-sons Earnest Harjo of Okmulgee. Sisters Margie Yazzie, of Coweta, Linda Tsadi of Krebs, Shirley Aguire of Seminole, Rebecca Larney of Wewoka, Barbara Jefferson of Seminole, Greda Williams of Ada, and Elizabeth Castillo of Seminole; one brother Arthur Coon Jr. of Okmulgee and nineteen grandchildren.

Wake Service will be 6:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan 19, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

The body will be taken to the Church at 4:00 p.m. Friday for a 7:30 p.m. Wake Service, Jan 20, 2012.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan 21, 2012 at Rock Spring Baptist Church with Rev. Jimsey Harjo and Rev. Arthur Wayne Carpitcher officiating, and burial to follow at Rock Spring Cemetery .

Pall Bearers will be: Franklin Coody Jr., Abraham Davis, Sam Wheeler, Ray Franks, Earl Davis, Walter Larney.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be: Michael Jefferson, Quentin Williams, Joe Coon, Daswood Yazzie, and Eduardo Aguire.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Johnny Coon

Funeral services for Johnny Wesley Coon were Monday, June 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Prairie Spring Baptist Church in Okemah.

Interment followed at the West Anderson Cemetery.

Services were officiated by Bro. Chad Smith, Bro. Timmy Coon and Bro. Billy Coon.

Johnny Wesley Coon was born July 27, 1962 in Pawnee to Walter Coon and Lillie (Fixico) Coon.

He died Thursday, June 14, 2012 at his home in Earlsboro at the age of 49.

He had worked as a security guard and as a tribal police officer for three years.

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

Survivors include his four daughters, Jordan Lasley, Brittany Coon, Demi Coon and Alexxis Coon all of Earlsboro; three brothers, Terry Coon of Earlsboro, Timmy Coon of Welty and Billy Coon of Okemah and two sisters, Katherine Lee of Lawton and Rosie Smith of Earlsboro.

Services were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah.

Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com

Jo Ann Coone

Jo Ann Johnson Coone – Dec.7, 1948 – Dec.17, 2012.

Jo Ann was born in San Francisco, Calif. to C.R. Johnson, Sr. and Margaret (Edwards) Johnson.

She traveled extensively throughout her life, graduating from high school in Milford, Conn.

She met her husband while attending Toccoa Falls Bible College in Georgia. Jo Ann and Jim were married in Killeen, Tex. on April 4, 1970.

Jo Ann is survived by her husband, Jim Coone of the home in Wewoka; daughter, Beth Brown (Danny) of Winston-Salem, N.C.; son, Michael Coone (Angie) of Wewoka; son, James T. Coone (Rebecca) of Columbia, Mo.; sister, Connie Sims (Danny) of Duncanville, Tex.; brothers, Ray Johnson and Steve Johnson; eight grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; and numerous friends around the world.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Jan. 10, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church Wewoka.

Jo Ann requested that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to:

The Soldiers Support Fund
Communities Foundation of Oklahoma
2932 NW 122nd Street, Suite D
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73120-1955
Web site: www.cfok.org

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Glenda Coots

Glenda Marie (Marquis) Coots, 78 year-old lifelong Seminole County resident passed from this life Monday, April 16, 1912 at her home in Seminole.

She was born Aug. 13, 1933 in Seminole County to parents Jesse Robert Marquis and Eunice Marquis.

Glenda worked for the John Deere Tractor Company as an I.B.M. and a Key Punch operator where she retired in 1986.

She was also a member of the Seminole First Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Pamela Curtis of Falls of Rough, Kentucky, Patricia Bedford of Seminole and Karen Giuffre and spouse, Wilbur Johnson of Seminole; two brothers, Billy Marquis of Big Springs, Texas and Bobby Marquis of Cromwell; three sisters, Ferrell Martin of Tulsa, Reba Duncan of Norman and Claudett Duncan of Tulsa; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great- great grandchild; she is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

Glenda was preceded in death by her parents and by one grandson, Eric Bedford.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Seminole located at 420 Reid Street.

Pastor Marvin Kehl will officiate the service.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Bryan Bauer, Wilbur Johnson, Todd Upchurch, Greg Giuffre, Eddie Upchurch and Manuel Arambula.

Honorary bearers will be Michael Saxon, Jeff Giuffre and Scott Berning, II.

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

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Betty Craig

Betty Jo Craig age 62 years passed away Monday evening at her residence with her family at her side.

She fought a good fight and a long hard battle and now has joined her Lord Jesus.

Wake service are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Russell Vickers officiating.

Graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2012 at Bender Cemetery with Aaron Alsbrook and Rev. Thomas Little officiating.

Betty Jo was born Aug. 2, 1949 in Wewoka to John and Virginia (Duncan) Bender.

She attended Wewoka schools and graduated from Norman Central High school.

She worked for Big Yank-Wrangler for a number of years.

She retired in 2012 from Creek Nation Hospital as Medical Records Clerk.

She married Joe Craig July 1, 1967.

Betty is preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Bender and brother, Mike Bender.

Survivors included her father, John Bender of Seminole; husband, Joe Craig of the Seminole home; son, Jon Craig and wife Stephanie, their children Tyler and Mason; daughter, Tammy Jo Potter and her daughters, Chelsea Smith, Jolee Smith and Hannah Potter; son, Joe Craig Jr, and wife Melissa and their children Emmersyn Craig, and Jackson Craig; sisters, Shirley Howell and husband George, of Seminole, Susie Brady of Okemah, brother, Steven Bender and wife Janie of San Antonio,TX; sister-in-law, Roberta Bender and a special sister-in-law Carolyn Hall of Purcell; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Frank Crane Jr.

Frank Crane, Jr., 86 years young, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Nov. 4th 2012.

Frank was born to Frank and Ida Mae Wobbe Crane in Holdenville on Oct. 11th, 1926.

Funeral services for Frank will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Frase officiating. Interment will follow at the Holdenville Cemetery.

Frank married Georgia Belle Kirkpatrick on Jan. 4, 1948 in Holdenville at the Barnard Memorial United Methodist Church. He had dreamed of this day since he had first seen Georgia in the 4th grade at Central school.

His wife Georgia preceded him in death on Sept. 20, 2009. They enjoyed 61 years of marriage and life together.

His favorite hobbies were playing bridge with his favorite partner Georgia. He loved reading, collecting books, coin collecting, watching movies and sports.

He was very political and a devout member of the Democratic Party.

Frank enjoyed living in Holdenville for his entire life.

He had many accomplishments. He was an Eagle Scout in 1942, played on the Holdenville High School Basketball 1941 - 1944 (on 1942 State Championship team), played football for HHS.

He graduated High School in 1944.

During WWII he was in the U.S. Navy 1944 – 1945. He attended Marion Military Institution of Marion, Alabama, in preparation for entering West Point.

Frank also attended the University of Oklahoma 1946.

He graduated from the Kansas City School of Watch making in 1948. He operated and owned the Frank Crane Jewelry from 1948 until 1984.

He worked as a carrier clerk for the U. S. Postal Service from 1966 until he retired in 1998.

Frank was an active member of United Methodist Church where he was a Sunday School Teacher and youth Advisor.

He was the Cub Master of Cub Scouts for three years. He coached Little League Baseball and Football for several years.

Frank was a charter Member of the Elks Club and was Exalted Ruler for three years and worked as the Secretary of the Elks club for seven years.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Crane Sr. in 1955 and Ida Mae Wobbe Crane in 1992; a sister, Norma Jeanne Hilton in 2012; a daughter, Susan Crane in 1949.

Frank is survived by his son, Roy Frank Crane and his wife, Denise of Seminole; his daughter, Karen Ruth Crane of Norman; his nephew, Michael Allen Kirkpatrick and his wife, Kathy of Eufaula; his niece, Mary Margaret (Peggy) Kirkpatrick of Little Rock Arkansas; his niece, Georgia Susan Glass and her husband, Mike of San Marcos, California; his niece, Patricia Frase and husband, Tom Frase of Little Rock, Arkansas; his nephew, Jeffrey Lynn Hilton and his wife, Joyce of Lascassas, Tennessee and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

Online condolences can be left at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Dale Crawford

Dale Autry Crawford, age 68, former resident of Seminole County and current resident of Broken Bow, died on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Solara Hospital in Shawnee.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Konawa. Rev. Mona Fulks will officiate.

Cremation is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

Dale was born June 7, 1943 in Wright City, Oklahoma to Lee H. Crawford and Beatrice Laverne (Sims) Crawford.

He married Shirley Lollis on Nov. 26, 1962 in Brownfield, Texas.

Dale spent his early years bull riding and was a Golden Gloves Boxing Champion two years in a row.

He also was in the Civil Air Patrol where he searched for downed airplanes.

Dale was a long distance truck driver for 35 years.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Crawford of the home; three daughters, Shirley L. Crawford of Broken Bow, Sharon Crawford Denton of Konawa and Debra Cooper, also of Konawa; one adopted son, Tim E. Bridgement, II; three sisters, Earlene Gladwell of Belen, New Mexico, Darlene Elliott of Los Lunas, New Mexico, and Lucille Crosby, also of New Mexico; two brothers, Lloyd "Spyder" Crawford of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Arley Crawford of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; eight grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee H. Crawford and Beatrice Crawford; one son, Dale Autry Crawford, Jr.; one daughter, Wanda Lee Ann Quintrell; one sister, Marzell Martin; and two brothers, Lee H. Crawford, Jr. and Manuel Crawford.

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Mary Cruz

Mary Karlena Cruz, 62, Shawnee resident, died Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at her home in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Mary was born Jan 22, 1950 in Oklahoma City, to Mirl Avery and Mamie Edith (Perkins) Jones.

Mary was a retail manager at Icings by Claires.

Mary is survived by her mother Mamie Edith Jones of Oklahoma City, one son Joe M. Cruz of Henderson, Texas; three daughters Karlena Blakley of Shawnee, Cristin Cruz of McKinney, Texas and Jessica Cruz of Shawnee. She is also survived by four brothers Gary Cloke of Meeker, Daniel Ray of Oklahoma City, Rick Spriggs of Nesbitt, Mississippi and Jim McClain of Rollenoak, Texas, three sisters Mirllene Humbert of Oklahoma City, Chonna Denton of Tulsa, and Francine Bond of Oklahoma City, and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father Mirl Jones and grandson Robert L. Annanders.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M., Friday, Feb 3, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Prairie View Cemetery near Macomb, Oklahoma.

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

Cruz

 

 

 

Irene Cullison

Irene Norma Earline Cullison (Spillman), of Napa, died in her home on Thursday, May 10, 2012.

She was born Jan. 24, 1940, in Seminole to Pearl Juanita Cullison and Rudolph Buster Cullison.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother; her brothers, Jerry and John and her sister, Linda.

She is survived by her three children, Rudolph Arthur Spillman of Clearlake, Calif., Grace Juanita Spillman of Cottonwood, Ariz., and Dwayne Eugene Spillman of Fort Bragg, N.C. and six grandchildren.

There will be no service, other than a spreading of ashes by immediate friends and family.

Cullison

 

 

 

Marie Cunningham

 

Wewoka resident Marie Antonia Cunningham, died Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2012 at her resident in Wewoka, at the age of 68 years.

She was born in Little Rock, AR, Feb 6, 1943 to John and Louise (Ghetti) Segalla.

She was a graduate of Biglow High School.

She married Alvin Eugene Cunningham, Sept 7, 1963 in Little Italy, AR.

Marie was a homemaker.

Preceding Marie in death are her parents, and husband.

Survivors include children, Gina Clair, of Ellinwood, KS, Vicky Coscia, of Tecumseh and Alvin Cunningham Jr. of Wewoka; six grandchildren; brother, John Segalla Jr; and sister Eda Segalla ,both of Little Italy, AR.

Pall Bearers will be Matt Wade, Isaacs Harrison, Joe Coscia, Cody Clair, Blaine Cunningham, Kevin Clair, and Cason Cunningham.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday Jan 12, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Russell Vicars officiating and interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Cunningham

 

 

 

Marie Cunningham

 

Wewoka resident Marie Antonia Cunningham, passed away Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2012 at her resident in Wewoka at the age of 68 years.

Born in Little Rock, AR, Feb 6, 1943 to John and Louise (Ghetti) Segalla.

She was a graduate of Biglow High School.

She married Alvin Eugene Cunningham, Sept 7, 1963 in Little Italy, AR, he preceded her in death Oct 14, 2001.

Marie was a homemaker and loved taking care of her children, grandchildren, and her dogs.

Preceding Marie in death are her parents, and husband.

Survivors include children, Gina Clair, and husband Kevin of Ellinwood, KS, Vicky Coscia of Tecumseh, and Alvin Cunningham Jr. of Wewoka.

Grandchildren, Joe Coscia, Cody Clair, Mariah Coscia, Meagan Coscia, Blaine Cunningham, and Cason Cunningham; brother, John Segalla Jr and sister Eda Segalla, both of Little Italy, AR.

Pall Bearers will be Matt Wade, Isaacs Harrison, Joe Coscia, Cody Clair, Blaine Cunningham, Kevin Clair and Cason Cunningham.

Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Russell Vicars officiating and interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ordell Cupp

Memorial services for Ordell Jack Cupp, 89, will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at the University Baptist Church of Shawnee with Michael Ladd Copeland (grandson-in-law) officiating.

The son of the late Hubert Raymond Cupp and Karthrine Helen (Bolerjack) Cupp, Jack was born on June 15, 1923 in Kendrick, Oklahoma and passed away on Nov. 12, 2012 at the Mercy Memorial Health Center of Ardmore.

Jack served his country in the United States Army under General Patton while fighting at the Battle of the Bulge, serving from 1942-1945 and receiving an honorable discharge.

Jack grew up in Kendrick and graduated from Kendrick High School and later attended Oklahoma Baptist University.

He and the former Wilma Frances Ginn were married Dec. 24, 1948 in Chandler.

Jack had lived in Shawnee for 57 years, having been an Ardmore resident for the past five years.

He graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas, Texas and worked as a mortician and funeral director with Parks Funeral Home in Okemah 1947-1950 and later in life assisting other funeral homes.

Jack was retired from the Shawnee Post Office where he worked as a rural letter carrier and clerk from 1951-1988.

In 1988 Jack worked with Central Plastics until 1994.

His hobbies included farming.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma of the home; children, John Raymond Cupp of Seminole, Jacqueline Marie Jones of Ardmore and Jeffrey Jay Cupp of Grand Junction, CO; grandchildren, Franci Kay Pittman, Jeani May Copeland, Trevor John Cupp, Cayton Warren Jones, Rachel Marie Jones, Ellie Frances Jones, Katie Jaye Cupp, Barak Trubey Cupp, Brody Gable Cupp, great-grandchildren, Reese Nehemiah Copeland, Kai Walter Copeland, Madeline Lorene Jones and Grant Ginn Pittman.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Roscoe Cupp, Gene Elgin Cupp and June Cupp.

Condolences may be made to the family online at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com

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Cleda Curley

Cleda Madgeline (Rhodd) Curley, age 92, and a resident of Maud, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at her home.

A wake service is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 15th at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa and a Catholic Mass is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 16th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Fr. Adrian Vorderlandwehr, O.S.B. will officiate.

Pallbearer is Charlotte Shelley.

Cleda was born March 28, 1920 at Sacred Heart to John Baptist Rhodd and Adeline (Thrope) Rhodd.

She graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic School and later married Al Curley.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by one son, Albert Curley, Jr. of Maud; one daughter, Phyliss Kuneman of Maud; two sisters, Eva Jordan of St. Louis, Oklahoma, and Johnnie Mae Tallbear of Shawnee; six grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Adeline and John Baptist Rhodd; husband, Al Curley; one daughter, Doneva Armstrong; one brother, Frank Rhodd; four sisters, Edith Nave, Hazel Williamson, Viola Allen, and Charlotte Alderson; and one granddaughter, Janet Harmon.

Curley

 

 

 

Foy Dacus

Foy Dacus went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at the age of 97.

He lived a very full, productive and happy life.

He was loved by his family and countless friends. This picture was taken just two weeks before his death.

Foy was born on Oct. 2, 1914, to Etta and William Noah Dacus in McAlester.

His family subsequently moved to Seminole for his dad to work in the oil industry.

He graduated from Seminole High School in 1932.

Foy worked in the advertising department of The Seminole Producer until he was hired by Chester Gates, beginning his insurance career.

He went to insurance school in Baltimore, MD.

Foy married Lucille "Lucy" Johnson on Jan. 31.1937. Foy and Lucy happily celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary this past January, something he was very proud of.

Lucy was the love of his life and their marriage was an example to all!

Foy enlisted and fought in World War II. He was a communications specialist and expert marksman in the Army Air Corps being stationed in the Philippines.

Foy purchased the agency making it Foy Dacus Insurance. He cared for each person he insured providing love and comfort when there was a loss.

He was honored by several companies he represented upon his retirement in 1978.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church where he served in many capacities locally and statewide.

Foy was a member of the Lion’s Club where he was recognized as a 50 year member.

He was a 32 degree Mason and a Shriner.

Foy absolutely loved Seminole and read The Producer daily until the day he died!

He was a Sooner fan who loved to arm-chair quarterback every game.

Foy’s Christian faith was the most important thing in his life. He was not only active in his church but at Rivergate, a life-changing retreat for men. His life was profoundly impacted by Rivergate and thus he was able to strongly affect other men. He loved assisting in the kitchen too making amazing gravy.

Foy and Lucy enjoyed a "cottage" on Lake Eufaula. He loved spending time there. He taught countless kids to water ski over the years.

Foy and Lucy traveled extensively throughout the United States in their motor home after retirement. Many summers were spent in Lake City, CO.

Foy loved life and the many friends he met and cherished along his journey.

Foy was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his dear wife, Lucy. Their daughter, Janie Dacus Ganyard, lives in Colorado Springs, CO, along with his grandchildren, Blake Dacus Ganyard and Sarah Ruth Sorensen ("Ruthie" to him). Dakie adored his great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Archambault, Raelea Sorensen and his namesake, Foy Sorensen. To him, Barbara Pritchard was a cherished part of his family. Foy had a sister, Susann Anderson, of Cheyenne,WY. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Foy Neil Dacus, and his brothers, Roy, Troy, Dale and Doyan.

Services will be held in Seminole at a later time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum in his name.

We will miss this amazing man and are grateful for the way he touched each of our lives and the imcredible example he was.

Dacus

 

 

 

Summer Daniel

Summer Lynn Daniel, age 38 of Guthrie, Oklahoma. She died on Thursday, March 8, 2012. Summer was born June 5, 1973 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Regina (Stewart) Guess and Mark Daniel, Sr. She graduated from Butner Public School and later moved to Guthrie, Oklahoma. Summer worked for Ash Street and Golden Age nursing, as a private care giver, and volunteered at the Guthrie Animal Shelter. Summer was preceded in death by her grandparents, Gene Stewart, Curtis and Carol Daniel.

Summer is survived by her fiancée Les Whisnant, of the home, her son Zachary Calhaun of Tularosa, New Mexico, her mother, Regina (Stewart) Guess, step-father, Albert Guess and father, Mark Daniel, Sr., brother, Mark Daniel grandmother, Marjorie Stewart.

Funeral service will be 2p.m., Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole. Pastor Jerry States will be officiating. Burial will take place at Sawyer Cemetery, Seminole County.

Serving as casket bearers are: Adam Stewart, Dalton Stewart, Joe Stewart, Billy Stewart, Phillip Stewart, Jr. and Terry Stone. Honorary bearers are: Phillip Stewart and Joe Chappell.

 

Amel Darr

Nov. 23, 1918 – Nov. 17, 2012

Amel Paul Darr a Seminole county resident for 76 years passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at Seminole at the age of 93.

Amel was born on Nov. 23, 1918 in rural Van Buren, Arkansas to parents, Charles William Darr and Louiza (Tuggle) Darr.

Amel worked on the pipe lines in surrounding states, retired from the City of Seminole but his true love was raising cattle which he did for 75 years.

Amel was affiliated with the Assembly of God Churches and a member of Old Glory Assembly of God church for over 60 years.

Amel married Lydia Lueetta (Scott) Darr on Jan. 29, 1935 in Seminole county and Lydia preceded him in death in 2008.

Amel is survived by one son, Carl E. Darr and his wife Helen of Seminole; five grandchildren, Martha Allen, Bobby Harrelson, Sharon Stanberry, Kevin Darr and Sonya Haselton. He is also survived by 13 great grandchildren, Jessica Childers, Brad Davis, Shelby Davis, Merry Rampergash, Rachel Deatherage, Annie Harrelson, Leigh Neal, Daniel Stanberry, Isaac Stanberry, Joshua Stanberry, Hayden Darr, Garrett Darr, Journey Darr and five great great grandchildren.

Amel was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Louiza Darr; his wife, Lydia; daughter, Louise Harrelson; five brothers and six sisters.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Allen Wood officiating. Burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens of Seminole.

Serving as casket bearers are Kevin Darr, Hayden Darr, Brad Davis and Casey Hoselton.

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

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Ira Darr

Ira Lee Darr, 56, longtime Seminole resident died Sunday, March 18, 2012 in Holdenville.

Ira was born June 13, 1955 in Seminole to Edwin and Jacqulynn Joy (Allen) Darr.

He is survived by one son, Jimmy Darr of Prague; one daughter, Ashley Nicole Darr of Prague; one brother, Timothy A. Darr of Earlsboro; four nieces; three nephews; four great nieces and one great nephew.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Mark Treat.

Family services are being planned for Friday, March 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Freedom Assembly, 45407 Hwy 3 East in Shawnee.

Alice Davenport

Alice Davenport Holdenville resident died Monday, March 19, 2012, at the age of 64.

She was born on March 13, 1948 in Oklahoma City to Terry Rusell Valadez and Alice Abbigail Dinwiddle.

She attended Star Spencer High School.

Alice married Earnest Davenport in 1963 in Oklahoma City.

Preceding her in death are her parents, and sister Margie Nell Carruth.

Survivors include her husband, Earnest, sisters Pearleen Lewellen of Choctaw, Margie Kelley of Midwest City, and Annie Hughes of Midwest city, children Patricia Ann Arndt of Holdenville, Alicia Lynn Davenport of Midwest City, Terrie LaNell Sullivan of Arizona, Gail Baxter of Midwest City, Gary Russell Davenport of Del City, and Stacy Marie Davenport; seventeen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel and burial will be at the Little Indian Cemetery south of Wewoka.

Paulbearers will be Tim Arndt, Lathan Baxter, Danny Sullivan, Daniel Bennett, James Emberson, and Kyle Tucker.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Cindy Davis

Cindy Kaye (Driskill) Davis, 64, former Seminole resident, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa.

She was born Nov. 30, 1948 in Shawnee to Eugene Dale and Jorene Shirley (Ingram) Driskill.

She was a former Seminole resident; who was living in Ingleside, Texas, near Corpus Christ, Texas for the past eleven years.

She graduated from Seminole High School in 1967.

She was a secretary at the Oklahoma Lions Club office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for seven years.

She is survived by her two sons, Robert Davis of Owasso and Michael Davis of Claremore; her daughter, Sandra Davis Anderson of Bellevue, Washington; a brother, Gene Driskill of Duncan; a sister, Connie Miller of Duncan and eleven grandchildren.

Funeral services are planned for 2:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Frank Miller officiating.

Funeral 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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Daisy Davis

Daisy Davis, 81, Tecumseh resident died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at the Sunset Estates Nursing Home in Tecumseh.

She was a former longtime Seminole resident who was born Oct. 1, 1930 in Miami, Oklahoma to Johnny Lee and Lily Lou Cindy (Tackett) Vincent.

She was a homemaker and also worked at Pat’s Café in Seminole for many years.

She is survived by four sons, Charles C. McNeill of Remington, Washington, Gilbert Lee McNeill of Shawnee, Vince Ray McNeill of Seminole and James Earl McNeill of Wetumka; one daughter Betty Jane Douglas of Chandler and three step-sons; Lonnie Ray Davis, Howard Davis and Michael Davis all of Shawnee; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and five great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lonnie Davis and one son, Jimmy E. McNeill.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, with Rev. David Pollard officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Don Wagstaff, Larry Smith, Justin Smith, Adrian Smith, Bill Douglas and Steven Cheatwood

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

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Donna Davis

Donna Irene Davis, 79, longtime Seminole resident died Saturday, Feb 4, 2012 in Flower Mound, Texas.

She was born Nov 14, 1932 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Daniel McCoy Hause Jr. and Erla Irene (Turner) Hause.

Donna had recently moved to Texas to be near her son’s family.

Donna was Office Manager and secretary for Melco Drilling for many years and Bill Weems Oil Company of Seminole for a total of 42 years.

Donna was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

Donna married Bill L. Davis in Seminole, on Sept 11, 1952 and he preceded her in death on Jan 5, 2003.

Her son Mike Davis of Flower Mound, Texas and daughter Lisa Campbell of Earlsboro, Oklahoma, survive Donna; five grandchildren LaDawna and Rebecca Campbell, Josh Davis, Jake Davis and Anna Davis also survive her.

Her parents, a son Brian Davis and her husband Bill Davis, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 at the First Baptist Church at 420 Reid Street in Seminole. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery with Doug Melton officiating.

Casket bearers will be Jerry Childers, Scott Childers, Jerald Harris, David Forgety, Jared Childers and Justin Childers.

Honorary bearers will be Walter Serner, Josh Davis, Jacob Davis and Bill Campbell.

Swearingen Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Hariett Davis

Hariett Davis, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 in Ada at the age of 63 years.

She was born Feb. 12, 1949 in Wewoka to Irene Fife.

She married her husband Glenn Davis Sr.

They resided in Oklahoma City for 36 years until returning to Sasakwa in 2010.

She worked many years before she graduated from Oklahoma training institute with a computer degree.

She was professor for the work force of Oklahoma and at Vo-Tech. Her most recent place of employment was being a Manager at Braum's in Ada.

She was a member of the Mekusukey band.

Preceding her in death, her mother, Irene Fife, grandfather Cheparney Camp, brother Barney Camp Jr, and sister Mary Sue Davis.

She is survived by her husband, Glenn Davis Sr.; five children Shelly Davis, Gwendolyn Hill, Glenn Davis Jr., Jimmy Davis, and Shannon Davis; one brother Andrew Camp; sister Joanna Fife; fifteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren with two on the way.

The body will be taken to the home at 1:30 PM Friday Oct. 5, 2012 for a Wake services at 7:30 PM Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at the Home of Glenn Davis in Sasakwa with Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Jimsey Harjo officiating.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at the home of Glenn and Harriett Davis.

Burial will follow at Davis Cemetery in Sasakwa, with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating.

Pall Bearers will be Koteha Scott, Micco Scott, Elijah Davis, Bill Davis, Jr., Abraham Davis II, Dean Hill , Manny Rios, and Darin Camp.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Marion Davis

Marion Z. "Bud" Davis passed away Feb 12, 2012 in Holdenville, Oklahoma at the age of 78.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at the Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church (Wewoka) with Pastor; Bob Spears officiating. Interment will follow at Morse Cemetery.

Pallbearers are James Davis, Thomas Davis, Zach Davis, Arles Wells, Derek Christopher and Robert Bramlett.

Honorary Pallbearers are Judge Sawyer, Larry Sawyer, Jessie Sawyer, Ronnie Keesee, Glen Able, and Jim Stafford.

Bud was born June 4, 1933 in Mason, Oklahoma to Marion Zach and Pansey Batterton Davis.

He attended Bearden Schools and later married Norma Jo Massey in Okemah on Dec 22, 1954.

Bud was a member of the Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church in Wewoka, OK.

Bud enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and was an avid outdoors man, he loved spending time with his family and grandkids, and going to the coffee shop to visit friends.

Bud is preceded in death by his parents, brother and sisters; Elra Davis, Lucille Miller, Faye Lewellen, and Virgie Gordon.

He is survived by his wife; Norma Jo Davis, sons; Mike and wife Cindy Davis of Wewoka, Martin Wayne and wife Vivian Davis of Holdenville, sister; Fern McCabe, grandchildren; Paula Sankey, Arles Wells, James and wife Shanna Davis, Thomas and wife Jamie Davis, and Zachary Davis and fiance Kailyn Parker, great-grandchildren; Dillon Sankey, Ty Campbell, and Jacey Davis.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Maybeline Davis

Maybeline Davis, 85, lifelong Sasakwa resident died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at her home in Sasakwa.

She was born Feb. 25, 1927 in Wewoka to parents, Willie and Molly (Johnson) Coker.

She attended elementary school at Ong school and then went to Murrow Children's Home, in Muskogee.

She married Bill Davis Sr. March 3, 1947 in Charleston, South Carolina.

She was a member of Seminole Nation Tallahassee Band and belonged to the Bird Clan.

She worked as a seamstress at Wrangler and Big Yank.

Survivors included children, Junelle Barker, Glen Davis, Peggy Davis, Molline Jackson, Abe Davis II, Bill Davis Jr., and Guress McConnell; 32 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill Davis Sr.; four sons, Jimmy Don, Leslie, Jimmy and Benny Davis; brothers, Charlie, Gary, and Buster and sisters, Annabelle, Kathy Tanyan, and Sue Wapakechec.

Pall bearers will be grandsons, Jimmy Don Davis, Glen Davis Jr., Brandon Peak, Jeremy Davis, Abraham Davis III, John Beaver, Kocv Davis and Micco Davis.

Honorary pall bearers will be Jake Jackson, Kenneth Coker, Glen Coker, Noah Ryals, Steven Ryals, and Coker Dean Barker.

The body will be taken to the home in Sasakwa at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 for a 7:00 p.m. Wake Service with Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Jimsey Harjo officiating.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at the home with Rev. Billy Joe Harjo officiating and burial rites will follow at Davis Family Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Venora Davis

Venora Lugene "Babe" (Peek) Davis, 86 year-old longtime Seminole resident passed from this life Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 at Kindred Health Center in Ft. Worth, Texas.

She was born July 2, 1926 in Jenks, Okla. to parents Pearl (Peters) Peek and Fredrick Ashley Hopkins "Fred" Peek.

Babe attended Jenks High School and later married Gerald Loyd Davis on Aug. 22, 1944 in Bixby, Okla.

The couple moved to Seminole in the 1970’s from Electra, Texas.

Babe worked as a housekeeper for both Pioneer Nursing Home and then for Seminole Estates Care Center until her retirement.

She is a member of God’s Assembly Church in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Gerald Loyd Davis of the home; two daughters, Sharon Crow and her husband Lawrence of Ft. Worth, Texas and Karen Parker and her husband Ron of Ardmore; one brother, Joe Bill Peek of Springport, Michigan; one sister, Mattie Marlene Doolin of Indianapolis; one very special brother, Gus Monreal and his wife Pat of Seminole; five grandchildren Travis Crow (Holly) of Azle, Texas, Mark Crow (Marie) of Ft. Worth, Texas, Keith Crow of Arlington, Texas, Rhoni Elliott (Rod) of Ardmore and Greg Parker (Joni) of Davis, Okla.; eleven great-grandchildren, Blain Elliott, Creed Elliott, River Elliott, (twins) Dane and Trey Parker, Jake Parker, Braden Crow, Cara-Lee Crow, Luke Crow and (twins) Sara and Ava Crow; special friend, Jeanette Stribling of Saginaw, Texas; best friend, Shirley Brown of Seminole; and a host of other family and friends.

Babe is preceded in death by one son, Gerald Loyd "Boy" Davis; two brothers, Charlie Peek and an infant brother; six sisters, Grethel Fisher, Tobe Williams, Maxine DesJardin, Frankie Rose, Sissy Humbyrd and Billie Jo Turner; and by one granddaughter, Lori Crow.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Gus Monreal officiating the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Family will receive friends Friday evening, Dec. 14, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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

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

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Sherry Davison

Graveside services for Sherry Darlene Davison, 65, of Big Cabin, OK are 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Oakwood Cemetery near Wewoka.

She died Sunday, May 13, 2012 at a Claremore hospital.

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

Hattie Dean

Hattie Waldene "Dene" Dean, 79 year-old, Seminole resident died Friday, March 23, 2012 at Community Health Center Nursing Home in Wakaita, Oklahoma.

Hattie was born Feb. 5, 1933 in Council Hill, Oklahoma to Tom Calvin and Syble Eloise (Kitchens) Herron.

She attended Council Hill High School.

Dene later married Donald F. Dean Sr. on Sept. 21, 1958 in Stigler.

Dene was a Homemaker and also was an EKG Technician.

She was co-owner and operator of Dean & Sons Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services for 13 years before she and her husband retired.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Dean of Seminole; three sons, Tom Huneycutt of Tulsa, Donald "Don" Dean Jr. of Tulsa and Bobby "Bob" Herron of Seminole; two daughters, Sherry Rodriguez of Garber, and Kathey Bell of Tulsa; two brothers, Wallace "Duke" Herron of Owasso and Tommy Wayne Herron of Jenks and a sister Shirley Graves of Seminole, sixteen grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Memorial graveside services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole. Pastor Allen Lewis and Denny Landrum will officiate at the service.

Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole is in charge of arrangements.

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

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Amos DeShields

Funeral services for Amos Jack DeShields will be Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Little Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 5, 1927 southwest of Okemah.

He died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at his home near Bearden at the age of 85.

He had been a resident of the Okemah area most of his life.

He and Elizabeth Peggy Bowen were married Sept. 19, 1947.

He was the owner and operator of DeShields Building Stone, DeShields Energy and was a former service manager for Sears for many years.

He is survived by his wife Peggy DeShields of the home; his son, Dennis Jack DeShields of Pea Ridge, Arkansas; his daughter, Sheila deShields Hildreth of San Jose, California; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah with Rev. Derryl DeShields and Bro. Manuel Kishketon assisting.

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

Amos Jack DeShields

Funeral services for Amos Jack DeShields will be Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Butner School Gymnasium in Cromwell. Interment will follow at the Little Cemetery.

Amos Jack DeShields, 84, was born southwest of Okemah and graduated from Bearden High School.

He passed away peacefully at home on his Rainbow Hills Ranch near Cromwell on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.

Jack worked for Oklahoma Natural Gas before moving to Borger, Texas, where he was employed six years by Southwestern Public Service as a chemist and instrument technician.

Jack was also an entrepreneur who ran his cattle ranch.

He was the owner and operator of DeShields Building Stone LLC and DeShields Energy LLC.

He was very involved in the community and supported the local firemen by donating the land for the Cromwell Fire Station.

He provided a building to support Head Start, Cromwell Neighborhood Watch, Senior Citizens and gospel singing and classes. Further services were for the FFA, the Cromwell Baptist Church and school team sports as well as chairman for Bill Tilghman Day.

In 1955, the DeShields moved to Oklahoma City to start a trucking business. For 18 years, Jack worked as a service technician and later service manager for the Norman and Shawnee Sears stores.

For 65 years he was married to Elizabeth Peggy (Bowen) DeShields. Peggy is a retired school teacher, counselor and assistant principal in Oklahoma and Texas public schools.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Brice DeShields and Ida Fay (Harrison) DeShields; three brothers, J.T., Hubert and Alford DeShields and one sister, Lucille DeShields Brown.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy DeShields of the home; one son, Dennis Jack DeShields and wife, Janice of Pea Ridge, Arkansas; one daughter, Sheila deShields and husband, David Ian Hildreth of Jan Jose, California; four grandsons, Dennis Alan DeShields and wife, Misti Autumn Froan DeShields; Jared Matthew DeShields and wife, April Webb Deshields, Ian Andrew DeShields Hildreth and Taylor Bryn DeShields Hildreth.

He is also survived by four cherished great-grandchildren, Liz, Matthew, Jordan and Aidan and a host of nieces and nephews and great friends.

Serving as active pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandchildren, Ian Andrew DeShields Hildreth, Taylor Bryn DeShields Hildreth, Dennis Alan DeShields, Jared Matthew DeShields, Elizabeth "Liz" DeShields, Matthew DeShields, Jordan DeShields, Aidan DeShields and David Ian Hildreth.

Honorary bearers include Delbert Brown, Leon Collins, Jim Webb, James Whisnant, Joe Brown, Jeff Brown, Greg Brown, Danny Bowen, Linda Bowen White, Ladena Bowen, Archie Floyd Bowen, Maetta Bowen Roadruck, David Bowen, Nick Bowen, Sam Bowen, Mark Bowen, Hazel Carpenter Bowen, Nelda Gilley Bowen and Margie Veazy Bowen.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah, with Rev. Derryl DeShields officiating and Bro. Manuel Kishketon and Rev. Terry Jones assisting.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church of Cromwell, Resurrection Life Church, or Jack and Peggy DeShields Ministries through BancFirst in Okemah.

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

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Dee Dobbs

Dee Pat Dobbs, Jr. of Sallisaw, Oklahoma was born May 15, 1933 in Seminole to Dee P. and Effie Power Dobbs and passed away March 25, 2012 in Muldrow, at the age of 78.

He is survived by wife Ella Mae Dobbs of the home; three daughters, Cynthia Diane Barger-Moore and husband Larry of Sallisaw, Maria Long and husband Roger of Vian, Valerie Parker and husband Bill of Texarkana, Arkansas; one son, Dennis Dobbs and wife Karen of Muldrow, two nieces, Jaquita Beene of Seminole, Jeanette Cabiniss of Sallisaw; 12 Grandchildren, Allan Stewart and wife Brandy, Bridgette Wilson and husband Stephen, Billy Eppler, Lacie Wilson and husband Andy, Chylsea Barger, Alex Dobbs, Nick Moen, Hayley Dobbs, Kendra Dobbs, Shanna Long, Beverly Barger-Elk and husband Sam; and five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Pat Madsen and Ruby Beene.

Dee married Ella in 1957.

He joined the Navy in 1952. He served in the Navy and retired BMC (Boatswains Mate Chief). He served in Korean and Vietnam War where he was awarded a Bronze Star.

He moved to Sallisaw in 1977 where he retired from Sequoyah Fuel. He was a Business Man in Sallisaw. He retired in 2000.

He was a past Commander of the Fleet Reserve Association in Fort Smith, a Member of VFW Post 4518, Knights of Columbus and a member of The Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with Father Desmond Okpogba officiating. Burial will follow in U.S. National Cemetery under the direction of the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw.

Viewing will be 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, with family to greet friends from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Please sign Mr. Dobb’s online guestbook at www.mallorymartinfuneralhome.com

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Jack Dobbs

Jack Rudolph Dobbs, age 83 a resident of Asher and a former resident of Konawa died on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 at Ardmore.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at the Dobbs Family Cemetery in Asher under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

Scott Dobbs will officiate, and DeWayne Dobbs will assist.

Pallbearers are Timothy Dobbs, Jon Dobbs, Justin Dobbs, Jaymon Dobbs, Jeremy Wilkins, and Justice Wilkins. Jacob Dobbs is an honorary pallbearer.

Jack was born on Nov. 15, 1928 in Wanette, Oklahoma to Benjamin Franklin Dobbs and Florence (Gregg) Dobbs.

He served in the Army, and he was a Rock Driller for Dolese Gravel Quarry near Sasakwa.

He married Greta "Jeanette" Thompson on July 20, 1951 in Konawa.

He is survived by two sons, Scott and Carolyn Dobbs of Asher and Frank DeWayne and Cathey Dobbs of Asher; one daughter, Marissa Kay and David Lyons of Ardmore; one sister, Margie Stone of Shawnee; one sister-in-law, Laura Jean Gregg of Lone Grove; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Florence Dobbs; his wife, Jeanette Dobbs; one brother, Alvin Gregg and one sister, Alberta Lou Shaw.

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Leona Dodd

Leona "Sis" Dodd, age 91 died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 in Oklahoma City.

She was born on March 19, 1921 in Neosho County, Kansas to Harold and Mildred Beleele.

She married Jim Dodd who preceded her in death.

She is survived by seven children, Violet Dodd of Seminole, Marvin Dodd of Tuskahoma, Jeannie Spoonemore of Seminole, Jody Dodd of McAlester, Becky Hester of Sasakwa, Twala Dodd of Coalgate, Don Dodd of Kingston, 26 grandchildren and numerous great and great, great grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery Chapel.

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Alice Dodson

Funeral services for Alice Dodson will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cromwell Pentecostal Church with Chaplain Tom Silva officiating.

Interment will follow at the Little Cemetery in Seminole County.

She was born March 16, 1935 in Cromwell to Forrest Blanton and Sarah Maude Stanfield.

She died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 in Denton, Texas at the age of 77.

She lived most of her life in the Cromwell area. In 2010, she moved to Denton, Texas.

In 1953, she married Boyce Dodson.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Forrest Blanton and Sarah Maude Stanfield; brothers, Harley Stanfield, Harvey Stanfield and Nolan Stanfield.

Survivors include her daughters, Sarah of Denton, Texas, Jeannie Holz of Oklahoma City and Monica Dunn of Double Oak, Texas; sisters, Nora Thomas of Tecumseh and Helen Dodson of Cromwell; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Robert Holz, Drew Silva, Colton Silva, Michael Clark, Ashley Greene, and Nolan Dodson.

Honorary pallbearers will be CW2 Ryan Holz and Capt. Eric DuChene.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah.

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

William Dodson

William "Bill" Dodson long time Seminole county resident passed away Friday, March 16, 2012 at the age of 92 in Seminole, Oklahoma.

William was born November 10, 1920 in Okemah, Oklahoma to parents, John Roy Dodson and Goma (Stephens) Dodson.

William married Norma Jean (Mullins) Dodson in Wewoka, Oklahoma on November 16, 1940. Norma Jean preceded "Bill" in death January 19, 2011.

Bill and Norma Jean lived in Seminole from 1949 to 1981, moved to Lake Eufaula for 14 years and then back to Seminole in 1991. He was employed at Canadian Valley for 18 years. He also pumped wells for Ray Stephens and currently was a door greeter at Wal-Mart. He attended the Assembly of God Faith.

Dodson is survived by three daughters, Deloris Jean Earnest of Seminole, Oklahoma; Phyllis Ann Elmore of Sapulpa, Oklahoma and adopted daughter Jamie Elaine Hackler of McAlester, Oklahoma. Four brothers, Edward Dodson of Wewoka, Oklahoma; Bobby Dodson of Phoenix, Arizona; Jamie Dodson of Cromwell, Oklahoma; and Archie Dodson of Arizona. He is also survived by two sisters, Irene Churchwell of Shawnee, Oklahoma and Lois Brown of Phoenix, Arizona.

William was preceded in death by his parents, John Roy Dodson and Goma Dodson. Brothers, A.J. Dodson, Johnnie Dodson, Billy Dodson and Boyce Dodson. Sisters, Alpha Lee McBeth and Gereldean Wallace of Phoenix, Arizona. Dodson is also survived by eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole, Oklahoma with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery, Little, Oklahoma.

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

 

Avis Dorsett

Avis Antionette Dorsett, 90, longtime Seminole resident died Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Rose Manor Nursing Home in Shawnee.

She was born Jan. 8, 1922 in Ione, Arkansas to Thomas E. and Ira Vanilla (Powell) Boggs.

Avis came to Seminole from Glenpool 57 years ago.

Avis loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and showed it throughout her life.

She loved attending church.

Avis was a homemaker who kept her house very well and cared for her family whom she loved very much.

She was a very good grandmother and they loved her great "Home Cooking."

She had a passion for flowers and gardening, and was always thinking of others.

She loved to bake cakes, pies and deliver to the elderly of her church and to her neighbors.

In earlier years she worked as a cashier at the Newton Walls Store in Seminole.

Avis was married to Victor G. Thrasher, the father of her children, who died on June 24, 1982 and to Oscar Dorsett, second husband who preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 2004.

Avis is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Don R. and Martha Thrasher of Ft. Worth, Texas; her daughter and son-in-law, Vicky A. and Dick Haley of Shawnee; her brother, Burl Boggs of Sand Springs.

She is also survived by her grandchildren whom she loved very much; Robin King and her husband Bobby of Shawnee, Rick Haley and his wife, Carol of Tecumseh and Samantha Thrasher of Ft. Worth, Texas and six great grandchildren, Chris King, Caitlyn King, Devin Haley, Maegan B. Haley, Meagan D. Haley and Erika Haley.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2012, at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole with Matt Moseley officiating.

The family would like to thank Angelic Hospice and Rose Manor Nursing Home in Shawnee, the nurses and all staff personnel who cared for Avis during her illness.

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

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Jim Douthit

Jim Riley Douthit, Sr., 82, Bowlegs resident died, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, in Shawnee.

Jim was born May 26, 1930, in Todd Town, Okla. near Bowlegs to James Loyd and Lottie Mae (Simmons) Douthit.

Jim was a life long Seminole County resident who worked in the oilfields most of his life.

In his later years he became an independent businessman owning and operating a heavy equipment company and gravel pit performing oilfield re-clamation work and heavy blasting to cleanup oilfield sites.

Jim loved to fish and go camping and was a former member of the AFL-CIO Union.

Jim married Marylee Price on Sept. 2, 1949 in Lindsay. She preceded him in death on May 29, 1997.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Dolly Douthit of Bowlegs; his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Paulk of Shawnee; a daughter-in-law, Neda Douthit of Bowlegs; his brother, Don Douthit of Bowlegs, and his sister, Ina Faye Childress of Bowlegs.

Jim is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, adopted grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Marylee Douthit, his son Jim Riley Douthit, Jr., and his son-in-law Rickey " Nik" Paulk.

Funeral services are planned for 3:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at the Bowlegs Baptist Church in Bowlegs. Services will be officiated by Rev. Gus Monreal with burial to follow at Wolf Cemetery.

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

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Amber Downey

Amber Dawn Downey, 25, Maud resident died Monday, June 11, 2012 in Maud.

Amber was born Dec. 27, 1986 in Shawnee to William and Kathy (Winter) Downey.

Amber moved to the Seminole area 17 years ago from Tecumseh.

She had lived in both Seminole and Maud over the past few years.

Amber was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

Amber graduated from Maud High School after attending Seminole Public Schools for many years.

Amber is survived by her father and mother, William and Kathy Downey of Seminole; her two daughters, Ezri Dawnalea Blankenship and Aanika Grace Blankenship of the home ;one brother, Timothy Allan Downey of Norman, grandparents, William K. and Sandra Downey of Ardmore and Oda and Mary Winter of Seminole.

She is also survived by her uncle, Mike Downey and his wife Mechell of Seminole; five aunts, Rachael McAden and her husband J.B of Tioga, Texas, Helen Romeiser of Argyle, Texas, Candy Chazel of Odessa, Texas, Cindy Simpkins of Seminole and Samantha Harjo and Joe Daniels of Seminole and by her cousins, Stephen Downey, Jessica Downey, LeAnna Romeiser, Emily Romeiser, Heather Palmer, Simon Harjo, Greeley McAden and Riggins McAden.

Her grandparents, Reba and Joe Davis and Aunt Tabby Winter preceded her in death.

Funeral services are planned for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Maple Grove Cemetery.

All contributions to help the family with their expenses should be made to Amber Downey % Swearingen Funeral Home, 1001 N. Milt Phillips Ave. Seminole, Oklahoma 74868.

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

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Walter Downey

Walter Dale Downey, 76, longtime Seminole resident died Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Seminole Care and Rehab Center in Seminole.

He was born July 2, 1935 in Tyronne County, Missouri.

Walter came to Seminole out of the U.S. Air Force in 1959.

Walter was retired from Jewelry Manufacturing.

His wife, Mary Elizabeth Martin, preceded Walter in death on Nov. 5, 2011.

Three sons, Martin Dale Downey, Wesley Warren Downey and Thomas Paul Downey and three daughters Elizabeth Ann Hellman, Rebecca Lynn Bobbitt and Susan Margaret Moore survive him. 15 grandchildren also survive him.

Cremation services and arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

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Don Doyle Jr.

Don Doyle Jr. of Konawa died Tuesday, May 29, 2012 in Ada at the age of 52 years.

He was born Jan. 8, 1960 in Talihina, OK to Don Doyle and Treassia Harjo.

He attended Bowlegs schools and worked in the oil fields as mechanic.

Preceding him in death are his parents; brother, Steve Factor and sister, Tanya Renee Factor.

Survivors include wife, Christy Louise Nichols Dorrough; children, Joe Don Doyle and Jalena Kay Doyle both of Seminole; step-children, Daniell Ray Dorrough Rush Springs, OK and Danielle Starr of Konawa; nine grandchildren; brother, Anthony Factor of Maud; sisters, Linda Doyle Hineline of Broken Arrow and Tina Yarbrough of Wichita, KS.

Wake service will be 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Factor officiating and burial at Wewoka Indian Methodist Church Cemetery ,Yeager OK.

Pall Bearers will be Randy Anson, Joey McGirt, David McGirt, James Long, Derrick Long, and Jeremy Fowler.

Funeral arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Virginia Driskill

Virginia Lee Driskill 73, of Tecumseh, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012 in Shawnee.

She was born and raised in Seminole on April 11, 1939 to Virgil Johnny and Florene Agnes (Pixley) Meek.

Virginia married John David Driskill July 28, 1960 in Seminole and moved to California, later returning to Bowlegs and Shawnee.

She has lived the last 35 years in Tecumseh.

Virginia attended Seminole public schools and graduated from Seminole High School.

She attended Gordon Cooper Vo-tech where she earned her C.N.A.

She also was a licensed DHS Child Care Provider.

Besides being a homemaker, Virginia was a med-aide at Golden Rule.

She was the Educational Foundation Exchange Coordinator, Counselor and a volunteer member for The Red Cross at the Murrah and World Trade Center bombings.

Virgina loved her grandchildren and they were very important to her life.

She also traveled all over the world.

Virginia loved to sing.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents and husband, John David Driskill.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Jeff Thompson of Tecumseh; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Danny and Bobbie Driskill of Paden, Jeff Driskill of New York; grandchildren, Brittany Thompson, Aaron Thompson, Amanda and Mark Worley and Leslie and Craig Quinalty; great-grandchildren, Kolby, Alexis, Taylor Nicole, Hunter and Josie; sister, Charlotte Stallings of Tecumseh; brother and sister-in-law, John and Ruby Meek and many extended family and friends.

Visitation began at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2012 and will continue until time of service.

The family will gather to meet with friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.

Service will be Wednesday, 2:00 p.m., June 20, 2012 at Bowlegs Assembly of God Church with Pastor Roy Robertson officiating.

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

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

Driskill

Patrick Dunagan

Former Seminole resident, Patrick S. Dunagan, 64, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away of natural causes on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 in Wichita.

Patrick was born on Dec. 12, 1947 in Seminole to Seabron and Ruth Dunagan.

Services were held on Sept. 12, 2012 at the Resthaven Cemetery in Wichita, Kansa with graveside services at Winfield Veteran’s Cemetery.

Patrick was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by one sister, and three brothers, Ruby Darwin and husband, Bill of New Meadows, Idaho, Charles Dunagan of Katy, Texas, William Dunagan of Shawnee, and Roy Dunagan and wife, Donna Dunagan of Konawa; his nieces and nephews, Brian and Amy Dunagan, Brent and Amber Dunagan, Shanna and Blair Payne, Jessica and Rodney Troglin, Joshua and Julia Dunaga, Jeremiah and Holly Dunagan; his great nieces and nephews, Michael, Leslie, Brittany, Aaron, Bryson Dunagan; Adam and Claire Dunagan; Elizabeth and Flynn Dunagan; Luke Payne and numerous family and friends.

Prebble Duncan

Prebble "Mozelle" (Mayfield) Duncan, age 88 and a former resident of Konawa, Oklahoma passed away on Friday, March 16, 2012 at OU Medical Center in Edmond.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 19th at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Spencer Duncan will officiate. Pallbearers are Barry Duncan, Mickey Duncan, Spencer Duncan, Tyler Duncan, and Ryan McGann. Honorary pallbearers are Troy Duncan, Bradley Duncan, Justin Duncan, Payden McGann and Colin McGann.

Mozelle was born on April 21, 1923 in Konawa to Johnnie James Mayfield and Sarah Elizabeth (Hagar) Mayfield. She was a homemaker of the Christian faith, and she enjoyed her grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons, Troy Rayford Duncan and wife, Carolyn of Warner, Oklahoma, and Donald Irvin Duncan and wife, Sherri of Nixa, MO; one daughter, Sarah LaWanda Chadwick and fiancé, John Stephen Michener of Oklahoma City; special friend, Col. J.R. Baxter of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Geneva Kelly of Pacifica, CA, Wanda "Smit" Senior of Littleton CO, and Peggy Flatt of Oklahoma City; seven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Duncan; one brother, Johnny Mayfield, and one sister, Willie Jean Spencer.

Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery.

 

L.D. Dye

L. D. Dye, 87, longtime Seminole resident died Friday, April 13, 2012 in Seminole.

L.D. was born Oct. 14, 1924 in Verden, Oklahoma to Dallas Jackson and Lula Mae (Parker) Dye.

L.D. worked for James Dye Body Shop for many years and retired in 2001.

L.D. married Jessie Ann Bray on Dec. 31, 1948.

He is survived by one son, Gary Dye of Seminole; two daughters, Linda Branson of Seminole and Regina King of Pauls Valley; four brothers, Vernon Dye of Odessa, Texas, James Dye and Bobby Dye of Seminole and Ronald Dye of Noble; two sisters, Shirley Killebrew of Shawnee and Lenore Snow of Seminole; ten grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

His parents; his wife, Jessie Dye; a daughter, Karen Richards; three brothers, Kenneth, William and Bud Dye and a sister Mildred Dye preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Christ Stinnett officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

His grandsons, Jason Branson, Ryan Branson, Chris Dye, Jeff Meadows, Brad King and Lesley King will be casket bearers.

Honorary Bearers are Greg Dye and Jason Meadows

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

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Willie Easley

Funeral Services for Wewoka resident Willie Mae (Dennis) Easley are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Wewoka Church of Christ with Pastor Ricky Burton officiating and burial to follow at Westwood Cemetery

She was born on March 18, 1931 to Sylvester and Dinah (Young) Dennis.

She departed this life on Saturday, July 14, 2012 in Oklahoma City at the age of 81 years.

Willie attended Douglas High School in Wewoka and received an Associated degree in teaching from Seminole Junior College.

She previously worked for Boyce Manor Nursing Home and Morgan's Mug.

She was a member of Cedar Street Church of Christ Wewoka.

Preceding her in death are her parents and son, Henry Thompson; four brothers, Jimmy, Tracy, Lee and Henry and one sister, Mahalia.

Survivors include children, Edna Partee of Wewoka, Dave Thompson of Norman, and Nancy Eaton of Seminole; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a special friend Rev. Billy Renfro and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Elva Edgell

 

Elva Mae Edgell, 77 year-old Seminole resident died Monday, Jan 1, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

She was born in Ozone, Arkansas to parents T.G. and Alice Griffith on Aug 7, 1934.

Elva was a full time wife and mother to her children until they were grown; then she worked as a circulation manager for the Phoenix Sun Newspaper for 10 years.

Elva was preceded in death by her parents, T.G. and Alice Griffith, one son, Stacy Lee Edgell, two sisters, Hazel Holland and Susie Edgell and one son-in-law, John Ryder.

She is survived by her husband, Harold Edgell of the home; two daughters, Joanna Sue Ryder of Page, Arizona, Mary Ellen Maestas of Battle Mountain, Nevada; two sons, James Cates of Page, Arizona, Charlie Edgell of Albuquerque, New Mexico; one brother, Robert Griffith of Seminole, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan 7, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Pastor Rev. Christopher W. Meek will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

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

Serving as pallbearers will be Bobby Edgell, Bruce Edgell, Jerry Edgell, Mark Edgell, Tony Edgell and Walter Edgell.

 

 

 

 

Cheryl Edwards

Cheryl Edwards, 58, of Shawnee died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at home.

She was born June 10, 1954 to John W. and Martha (Ellis) Edwards in Seminole.

She was raised in the Little area and was a 1972 graduate of Strother High School.

After high school she attended Draughons Business School.

She was a lifelong resident of the Seminole and Shawnee areas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Glenn Wayne Edwards and James Lee Edwards and nephew, Troy Dean Edwards.

She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Kennedy of Shawnee; three sisters, Atheda Fletcher of Oklahoma City, Charlene Whittington, of Shawnee and Gilreath Godwin of Knoxville, Iowa; and brother, John Laddis of Shawnee.

Service will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 at Cooper Funeral Home with Allan Colbert officiating.

Tribal rites by Governor George Blanchard; Burial will follow at Johnson 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.

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Thurman Edwards

Thurman Henry Edwards, Sr., longtime Seminole resident died Saturday, March 24, 2012 in Norman, Oklahoma at the age of 89.

He was born April 26, 1922 in Shawnee, to parents Ben Edwards and Ida (Grounds) Edwards.

Following High School, Edwards went on to receive his associate degree.

At the age of 20, he enlisted to serve in the United States Army during WWII.

Later he worked as president of Edwards Supply Tank Company and Thurmax Oil Field Supply.

Edwards married Ima Mae Haught on April 28, 1942 in Seminole.

Survivors include one son, Thurman Edwards Jr. of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Angela Ledford of Many, Louisiana and Sandra Edwards of Norman; four grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Edwards is preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Ida Edwards, and wife, Ima Mae Edwards.

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

A memorial graveside service will be announced at a later date.

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

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Marie Eischeid

Marie Margaret (Nicklas) Eischeid, 83, a resident of Konawa, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at Harris Methodist Hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas.

A Wake service is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2nd at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Konawa under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

A Funeral Mass is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Fr. Adrian Vorderlandwehr, O.S.B. will officiate.

Pallbearers are Mike Wickwire and Justin Blakely.

Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 22, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois to Clarence Nicklas and Margaret (Kundermann) Nicklas.

She attended St. Mary’s Academy in Oklahoma City.

She married Jim Eischeid on Nov. 3, 1984 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

She was an engineering bookkeeper.

She is survived by two daughters, Janice Blakely of Springtown, Texas, and Margaret "Maggie" Wickwire of Kingwood, Texas; one brother, Robert Nicklas of Springfield, Missouri; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Margaret Nicklas; her husband, Jim Eischeid; and one sister, Delores Kersey.

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Amby Elkins

Amby Roberts Elkins, 51 of Holdenville passed away on Sept. 24, 2012 in Holdenville.

Amby was born on Aug. 9, 1961 in Holdenville to James "Jimmy" Clyde Roberts and Eula Faye Leach Rinehart.

Amby attended beauty school in Haltom, Texas. Amby loved making people beautiful by styling their hair. She owned and operated her own businesses in Fort Worth, Texas and Wewoka.

Amby most cherished spending time with family and friends.

She always had a smile on her face when she was working and enjoyed making others laugh.

In her free time she enjoyed going to the lake and camping. Amby was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church.

Amby is preceded in death by her father and one brother, James Ray Roberts.

Survivors include her mother, Faye Rinehart and husband James of Holdenville; children, Cheyne Dennis Elkins of Holdenville and Dustin Charles Elkins of Holdenville; grandson, Rowdy Garret Elkins; siblings, Gwenda Faye Roberts Summy and husband Jerry of Hurst, Texas, Sandra Johnston and husband Jeff of Midland, Texas, Jason Rinehart and wife Jamie of Midwest City, Jimmy Leon Roberts and wife Jan of Houston, Texas; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service has been scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Holdenville with Bro. Jerry Summy officiating.

Pallbearers will be Cheyne Elkins, Dustin Elkins, Quent Thionnet, Cory Martin, Pat Brown, Jeremy Wright and Vinny Coats.

Honorary bearers will be Clyde Collis, Jack Sherry, Jason Rinehart, and Cecil Moore.

Interment will follow at Holdenville Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville. Online condolences can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Elkins

 

 

 

Donald Ellis

Donald Ray Ellis, 66, lifelong Seminole area resident died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 in Oklahoma City.

He was born Oct. 25, 1946 in the Little Community north of Seminole to Marvin and Ella Mae (Estep) Ellis.

He grew up in the Little Community and attended Strothers schools and graduated from Strother High School in 1964.

He was formerly a yard foreman at Terrell’s Lumber Company in Prague.

He married Nina Ellis on Oct. 25, 1965 at Little; she preceded him in death on June 2, 2002.

He is survived by two daughters, Amy Porter and Kim Ramsey both of Seminole; four brothers, Bill Ellis, Dean Ellis and Carl Ellis all from the Little Community north of Seminole, and James Ellis of Prague; two sisters, Twana Dodson of Maud and Darlene Aldridge of Cromwell, and four grandchildren.

His parents, his wife, Nina and his sister, Caroline Shivers, preceded him in death.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at the Little Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

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

Ellis

 

 

 

Linnie Ellison

Linnie Mae Ellison, 90, longtime Seminole resident, died Friday, July 27, 2012 in Sulphur.

Linnie was born May 22, 1922 in Hewitt, Oklahoma to Andrew Harrison and Loucil (Thaxton) Wood.

Linnie was a homemaker and came to Seminole in 1946 from Oklahoma City.

Linnie married Fred Ellison on Oct. 14, 1946 in Seminole.

Linnie proudly served in the U.S. Army as a W.A.C. She was a sergeant and served from June 30, 1943 to Dec. 15, 1945.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Ellison.

She is survived by one brother, JR Wood of Farmington, New Mexico and a sister, Winnie Gibson of Arlington, Texas.

Funeral services are planned for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Matt Pollock will officiate at the funeral.

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

Ellison

 

 

 

Deborah Emarthle

Deborah Sue (Harjo) Emarthle, 54 year-old, life long Seminole resident died Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born Oct. 4, 1957 in Seminole to Mary Jane (Carbitcher) Harjo and Johnson Harjo.

She graduated from Bowlegs High School in 1977.

She worked for Pioneer Nursing Home and Wrangler for several years.

Deborah was a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and the Tusekia Harjo Band.

Survivors include three sons, Ricky Harjo of Ft. Supply, Adjal Fixico of Seminole and Isaiah Fixico of Holdenville; one daughter, Kimberly Emarthle of Holdenville; three brothers, Curtis Harjo and Raymond Harjo both of Bowlegs and Darrin Harjo of McAlester; three sisters, Phyllis Harjo of Bowlegs, Linda Underwood of Shawnee and Yolanda Harrison of Oklahoma City and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Vincent "Porky" Harjo and Christopher "Gabby" Daniels.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2012 at Sand Creek Baptist Church of Wewoka.

Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev Jimpsey Harjo will officiate.

Burial will be at the Harjo Family Cemetery.

Serving as casket bearers are Waylon Cully, Steve Fixico, John Harjo, Chebon Cedartree, Cvto Harjo and Adam Phillips.

Honorary bearers are Geroge Harjo, Leo Tiger, Andrew Harjo, Timmy Casselman and her nephews.

Viewing will be at Swearingen Funeral Home, Friday, July 6, 2012 until 8:00 p.m.

There will be refreshments after viewing at the family home in Bowlegs.

Deborah will be taken to her mother's home in Bowlegs at 4:00 p.m. Saturday for a wake service and on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. she will be taken to Sand Creek Baptist Church.

Emarthle

 

 

 

Emma Warrior-Lawrence

Baby Emma blessed us with her parents on Aug. 1, 2012 at Valley View Hospital in Ada at 10:52 a.m.

Heaven's gain was our loss when our Angel was called by the Lord.

Emma came into this world too soon and was taken too soon.

Emma is the daughter of Alaya Warrior and Tristan Lawrence, both of Konawa.

Survived by her maternal grandmother, Vicki Soar of Konawa; paternal grandparents, Reynolds and Jessica Dillera of Ada; Paternal great-grandparents, Kenneth and Bianca Lawrence of Konawa.

Emma was loved by many Auntie's and Uncles, Denytra Latontaine, Mysteri Dillera, and Heavenly Dillera all of Ada; Taylor Collin of Corpus Christi, TX; Keanan Lawrence, Roshawn Warrior, Nicki Warrior, Frank Warrior ; Kimberly Soar and Frankie Soar all of Konawa.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Frank Warrior Sr; maternal great-grandparents, Elton and Shirley Soar, and Enit and Bessie Warrior.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Aug. 7, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka and burial will follow at Thomas Town Cemetery, Sasakwa.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Idus England

Idus Franklin England, 91, longtime Seminole resident, died Monday, May 28, 2012, in Shawnee.

Idus was born March 30, 1921, in Gans, Oklahoma to Benjamin Franklin and Pollie Ann (Edwards) England.

Idus will always be remembered and loved by all who knew him as a man who lived to serve God.

Idus was a minister for the gospel for over 50 years.

Idus and Winifred moved to Seminole in 1974 from Ardmore to work with the Seminole Church of Christ.

After retiring from the Seminole congregation, he continued his work with the Prague Church of Christ for an additional 12 years.

Idus and Winifred then returned to the Seminole Church of Christ to worship with their daughter, Kay and family.

Idus served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Staff Sergeant.

Idus married Winifred Maxine Broyles on July 6, 1946, in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Idus graduated with a Bachelors Degree from Abilene Christian University in 1949.

Idus’ survivors include his wife, Winifred of the home; his daughter, Suzanne Dixon of Arlington, Texas; his son and daughter in law, Richard and Heather England of Bixby; and his daughter and son in law, Kay and Steve Lashley of Seminole; six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and other family and many friends also survive him.

His parents; his only sibling, Haskell England and his granddaughter, Eleanor Dixon preceded him in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 1, 2012, at the Church of Christ at 12040 Highway 99 North in Seminole. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Lonnie Hutton and Chris Stinnett will officiate at the service.

Casket bearers will be Jason England, Jay Lashley, Jack Carroll, Jeremiah McDaniel, Addam Coble and Josh England.

Honorary bearers will be Richard Broyles, Cecil Sullivan, James Vanlandingham, Lee Stilwell and Jack Mattingly.

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

England

 

 

 

Michael Enoch

Michael Travis Enoch, 23 year-old Moore resident passed from this life on Feb 20, 2012 in Watonga, Oklahoma following a tragic accident while working to repair power lines.

Michael was born April 30, 1988 in Ada.

He was employed by Winsons Power line Inc. as a lineman for the past six months, prior to that he had worked for Texhoma Power line Inc.

Michael was a proud member of the Seminole Nation.

He grew up in the Shawnee area where he attended school.

He moved to Moore four years ago.

He was planning to marry his fiancé’ M’Chai George on Oct 13, 2012.

Michael is survived by his son, Mason Travis Enoch of the home; his father and mother, Gregory Allen Enoch and Dawn Enoch of Seminole; his birth mother, Sandra Hopkins of Oklahoma City, and birth father, Charles E. Enoch, Jr., of Oklahoma; eight brothers, Charles Enoch of Oklahoma City, Chris Enoch of Edmond, Kenneth Enoch of Shawnee, Tyler Enoch of Oklahoma City, Joshua Enoch of Liberal, Kansas, Thomas Enoch of Edmond, Zachary Enoch of Oklahoma City, and Victor Enoch of Seminole; one sister, Stephanie Enoch of Oklahoma City; maternal grandparents, Charlotte Hill of Liberal, Kansas, Cheryl Laroque of Nevada, Claude Flores of Liberal, Kansas and Mildred Martin of Oklahoma City; paternal grandmother, Ilene Enoch of Seminole; and a host of other dear family and friends.

His mother, Evelyn Suzette (Strange) Enoch, precedes Michael in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, Feb 24, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel located at 1001 N. Milt Phillips Ave. in Seminole. Pastors Jim and Anita Moreland will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Michael’s brothers and sister will serve as casket bearers.

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

Enoch

 

 

 

Bertha Evans

Bertha (Richter) Evans, 80

Jan. 22, 1932 - July 14, 2012

Seminole resident Bertha Evans passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the age of 80.

Bertha was born Jan. 22, 1932 in Schweinfurt, Germany to parents Christian Richter and Regina (Kropf) Richter.

Bertha moved to Seminole on Oct. 16, 2004 from New Mexico.

She was a member V.F.W. of American Legion and First Christian Church and a secretary for her husband’s business and a home maker.

Bertha married Glenn Ray Evans on April 30, 1952 in Schweinfurt, Germany.

Glenn preceded Bertha in death on April 12, 2012.

Bertha is survived by two sons, Glenn "Ray" Evans, Jr. of Seminole and Ronnie Evans of Hobbs, New Mexico and one daughter, Doris Allison and her husband Ronnie of Seminole.

She is survived by one sister, Gertrude Marx of Schweinfurt, Germany; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Bertha was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Marga Siebenlist, Leinleni Kraus and one grandson, Travis Shad Evans.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glenn Pence officiating.

Burial will take place at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers are Cheyenne Allison, Caleb Evans, Robby Evans, Clint Hahn, Michael Cole and Marty Evans.

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

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

Evans

 

 

 

Lahoma Factor

Lahoma Jane Factor died Feb 29, 2012 at her home in Wewoka, at the age of 59 years.

She was born July 9, 1952 to Tony and Yannah (Emarthle) Factor.

She worked with the developmentally disabled for many years before retiring.

Survivors include her children: Christina Motley, Teyannah Roberts, Missy Roberts all of Wewoka, Amin Factor of Seminole, Leon Blackfox of Siloam Springs, AR, and Joni Harjo of Slidell, LA; Sisters Christine Factor of Wewoka, Mary Jane Morgan of Edmond, OK; Brothers Walter Factor, Charlie Factor, Chalin Factor, Edward Factor of Wewoka, Noah Factor Factor of Okemah, and Newman Factor of Prague, and seven grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents, infant daughter, nephews Sonny Factor and Adam Factor, sister Alma Ann Factor.

Wake service 6:00 PM Friday, March 2, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral service 2:00 PM Saturday, March 3,2012 at Middle Creek #2, Holdenville with Rev. George Harjochee officiating and burial to follow at Factor Family Cemetery, Limestone, OK.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Factor

 

 

 

Dewey Faulkner

Dewey Lee Faulkner was born June 5, 1930 at home in Harjo, Okla. to Dewey Jewel and Vera Inez (Pratt) Faulkner.

He died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 at the age of 82 in Tecumseh.

He married Mabel Marie Cooley on April 30, 1948 in Dalhart, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Mabel Faulkner of the home; three children, Danny Faulkner of Hooker, Okla, Vera Hale of Eufaula, and Teresa Storts of Knoxville, Tennessee; one sister, Virginia Faye (Faulkner) Giffith of Seminole; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and four great, great grandchildren.

Dewey worked for 15 years in the oil field around the Maud area. He then opened and operated "Deweys Service Station" for 18 years in Maud. After closing the station Dewey and Mabel went to work for Wal-Mart stores running the film route delivering film to the stores throughout Oklahoma for 12 years, Dewey also did the upkeep and servicing of the vehicles for all of the Oklahoma routes.

He was member of the Citizen Potawatomie Nation of Oklahoma.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 at Cummings Cemetery in Maud, with Pastor Dan Kasper officiating.

Honorary bearers will be Buck Buchanan, Terry Palmer, Paul Lucy, Barry O’Daniel, Jack O’Daniel, and Steve O’Daniel.

The family requests that donations be made to the Church of God building fund at P.O. Box 190 Maud, Oklahoma 74854.

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

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

Faulkner

 

 

 

June Feken

June Maxine Feken

Born in Covington, Okla. on Jun. 5, 1922

Departed on Sept. 27, 2012 and resided in Perry, Okla..

Service: Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Cemetery: Covington Cemetery, Covington, Okla.

June Maxine (Fischer) Feken, 90, of Perry, was born on June 5, 1922 on the family farm east of Covington and died on Sept. 27, 2012 at Green Valley Nursing Home in Perry.

June was the firstborn of seven children to John Arthur and Bertha (Wolf) Fischer.

She grew up and attended school in Covington, graduating from Covington High School.

During World War II she went to Wichita, Kansas to work in the factories supporting the war effort.

June married Vernon Donoho and to this union two daughters were born, Linda Sue and Sandra Kaye. He preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1989.

Upon moving the family to Perry, June worked at the Wolfe Meat Processing Plant, Clark's Meat Processing Plant, Klein's Meats, Safeway and was an original employee of Mr. Convenience store when it opened for business.

She retired in 1984 and began baking cakes for all occasions.

On July 28, 1974 in Perry, she married Ed Feken he preceded her in death after thirty two years of marriage.

June lived a very full life, enjoying everything from league bowling to traveling; she approached everything in life with enthusiasm.

She was always anxious to hear what was going on in the lives of others and had a hug for everyone.

She loved her Wheatheart friends. Her cakes, cookies and Christmas peanut brittle will be missed by all those who were lucky enough to be on the receiving end of her giving.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Sept. 28, 2012 at First Christian Church in Perry. Rev. Martin Foster will officiate. Interment will be in Covington Cemetery, Covington, Oklahoma.

Services are under the direction of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Companion Hospice, Wheatheart Nutrition Center in care of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, 1010 N. 7th Street, Perry, Okla. 73077.

June is survived by two daughters, Linda McSwain of Stillwater, Sandy Kern and her husband, Mark of Edmond; two-stepsons, Eddie Feken and Fred Feken and their families; three grandchildren, Tim Beier of Perry, Amy Nieuwenhuis and her husband, Jason of Edmond, Morgan Scott and her husband, Brandon of Oklahoma City; five step-grandchildren and their families, Laurie and John Lewis of Bowlegs, Zane and Katie Feken of Seminole, Lisa and Jay Camp of Tecumseh, Kristy and Donald Emmitt of Seminole, and Chadd and Sonya Feken of Tecumseh; two-great grandchildren, Jacob and Hannah Nieuwenhuis both of Edmond; one brother, Lloyd Fischer and his wife, Barbara of Enid; two sisters, Beverley Warren and her husband, John of Covington, Jo Ann Albright and her husband, Duane of Oklahoma City; two sister-in-laws, Hattie Fischer of Perry and Marie Fischer of Covington, Oklahoma; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Bertha Fischer; her first husband, Vernon Donoho; her second husband, Ed Feken; three brothers, Walter Fischer, Don Fischer and Maurice Fischer; one sister-in-law, Irma Fischer; two stepsons, Frank Feken and Ben Feken; one stepdaughter, Darlene Klein; and one grandson, Edward Feken.

Online condolences may be sent to the family using the online guest book at www.brown-duggerfuneralhome.com.

Feken

 

 

 

Mary Finch

Mary Josephine (Nichols) Finch, age 83 and longtime resident of Konawa died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery. Rev. Mona Fulks will officiate, and Rev. Pam Shirk will assist.

She was born April 14, 1929 in Konawa to Jesse Ray Nichols and Winnie (Johnson) Nichols.

She graduated from Konawa High School and married Albert J. Finch on Sept. 13, 1952 at the Pentecostal Church of God Parsonage in Konawa.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Albert J. Finch of the home; two sons, David of Lewisville, Texas, and Layne Finch of Corpus Christi, Texas; one brother, Richard Nichols of Norman; two sisters, June Neal of Konawa and Doris Bartigis of Newalla; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Winnie Nichols.

Finch

 

 

 

Seth Finnie

Seth Thomas Finnie, 26, Wewoka passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Wewoka.

He was born July 31, 1986 in Shawnee to Bruce Finnie and Julie Claeys.

He loved to work and has worked doing a variety of jobs. He worked for Kimco Oil, Cook Oil, Bronco Drilling, Danco Steel, Carter Const. and any odd job.

He would help anyone who needed his help anywhere any time.

Preceding him in death are Leslie and Adrienne Finnie; and brother, Brandon Wadlow.

Survivors include his parents, Bruce and Melody Finnie; mother, Julie Claeys; children, Lexus Finnie and Bently Finnie; grandparents, Michael and Shauna Claeys of IL.; two sisters, Amandia Hutchison and husband, Tracy Johnson of Wewoka, and Misty Jones and husband, Oda of Holdenville; seven brothers, Bryant Finnie, Jason Finnie and wife, Sheena of Wewoka, C.J. Wadlow of Cromwell, Mitchell Bryant of Cromwell, Jermaine Weaver of Wewoka, Josh Bruner of OKC, Jamerle Weaver of San Diego, CA; a host of other relatives and friends including Chelsie Murray and Jacobs Robertson of Wewoka.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lexus and Bently Finnie trust fund.

Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home and burial at Little Cemetery with Pastor Clive Cochran officiating.

Arrangements were by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Finnie

 

 

 

Seth Finnie

Funeral service for Seth Thomas Finnie, 26 of Wewoka will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday Nov. 15, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

He died on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Wewoka.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Kenneth Fixico

 

Kenneth Wayne Fixico, Sr., Seminole county resident died Thursday, May 17, 2012 at his home. He moved to Seminole from Shawnee, Oklahoma 22 years ago.

Kenneth was born on February 27, 1940 at Pawnee, Oklahoma to parents, Edmond Smith Fixico and Magdalene Tanyan Fixico.

Kenneth was a machinist for 25 years; he was a foreman for Compton Machine and retired in 1992 from Wolff Machine. He was an ordained minister, member of the Wewoka Indian Baptist Church, he was a councilman for the General Counsel of the Seminole Nation, a commissioner for the Seminole Housing Authority and a member of the Hecete Band.

Kenneth married Semarian (Davis) Fixico in Shawnee.

Kenneth is survived by his wife Semarian of the home, three sons; Kenneth Fixico, Jr. of Seminole, Justin Fixico of Lawrence, Kansas, Aharalock Fixico of Lawrence, Kansas, three daughters; Kendra Arpoika of Seminole, Dana Fixico of Seminole, and Lilly Harjo of Lawrence, Kansas. He is also survived by two sisters; Geneva Lowe of Shawnee, Winona Washington of Oklahoma City, 18 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren.

Kenneth was preceded in death by two sons; Shannon Fixico, Kenneth Thomas Fixico, daughter; Teddi Fixico, his parents; Magdalene and Edmond Fixico, sisters; Myrtle Johnson, Margaret Hobia, Teresa Creek, Gladys Kaskaske and brothers; Thomas Fixico and Samuel Fixico.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday May 21, 2012 at New Hope Fellowship Church with Rev. Donny Faulkner, Rev. Steve Holata and Rev. Paul Fixico officiating. Burial will be at the Fixico Family Cemetery, Seminole county.

Fixico

 

 

 

Samuel Fixico

Samuel Edwin Fixico a longtime Seminole county resident passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Seminole; Samuel was 61 years old.

Samuel was born Oct. 3, 1950 in Talihina, Oklahoma to parents, Edmond Fixico and Magdalene(Tanyan) Fixico.

Samuel worked as an automobile mechanic for many years.

Samuel was of the Baptist faith belonging to Snake Creek Baptist Church #2.

Samuel was a full blood Seminole, a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, and a member of the Hitchite Band.

Samuel is survived by one son, Samuel Fixico of New York; six daughters, Sherry Fixico of Shawnee, Tina Southers of Seminole, Rhonda Fixico of Seminole, Thomasene Fixico of Shawnee, Christina Drinkard of Tishomingo and Tia Fixico of New York.

Samuel is also survived by one brother, Kenneth Fixico of Seminole, two sisters, Geneva Lowe of Shawnee, Winona Washington of Oklahoma City, nineteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Samuel was preceded in death by his parents, Magdalena (Tanyan) and Edwin Fixico; four sisters, Myrtle Johnson, Gladys Kaskaske, Teresa Creek, Margaret Hobia; by one brother, Thomas Fixico and one son, Samuel Edwin Fixico, Jr..

Funeral service for Samuel will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Snake Creek Baptist Church # 2. Bill Hobia will be officiating and assisted by Steve Holata. Internment will take place at the Snake Creek Cemetery.

Samuel will be taken to the church at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2012 for a 7:00 p.m. wake service that night.

Serving as casket bearers are Thomas Hicks, Bill Hobia, Jr., Rodney Fixico, Timothy Meely, Graylen Johnson and Gerald Fixico.

Honorary bearers are Henry Hicks, Steve Johnson, Ronnie Johnson, Joe Johnson, Walter Johnson and Loren Fixico.

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

Sonja Fixico

Sonja Lynn Fixico, born in Oklahoma City, was employed at the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic and the Red Cap Tag Agency most of her working career.

She is survived by sons, Julien and Derek Cintron; brothers, Darrell Wood, Tim Wood; sister, Debra Roundtree; and two grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Dorothy Fixico; and her brother, Emmett Wood.

Evening Services were held Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lynlee Mae Chapel, 507 E. Main St. in Moore.

Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Hawkins Family Cemetery in Wewoka.

Arrangements are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home in Moore.

Fixico

 

 

 

Thomas Fixico

Funeral services for Thomas Fixico will be held Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Creek Chapel Church in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Creek Chapel Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 9, 1977 in Claremore, Okla. to George Fixico and Joyce Hale.

He died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 in Tulsa at the age of 35.

He was a graduate of Butner High School in 1996.

He is preceded in death by his father, George Fixico and half sister, April.

Survivors include his mother, Joyce Hale of Okemah; one son, Tayten Fixico of Henryetta; two daughters, Kyla Fixico of Henryetta and Karissa Tiger of Henryetta; one brother, Kuskvna Deere of Okemah; and two sisters, Sheri Tiger and Kintv Deere both of Okemah.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Okemah with Rev. Malcom Tiger and Rev. Edwin Jimboy officiating.

There will be services held Saturday, Dec. 29th from 7-8 PM at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel.

A wake service will be held Sunday, Dec. 30th at 7:30 PM at the Creek Chapel Church.

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

Rena Fobb

Memorial service for Rena Jane Fobb, age 46, of Frederick, will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the Orr Gray Gish Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Johnny Flores officiating.

She died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in an Edmond hospital.

Arrangements are under the direction of Orr Gray Gish Funeral Home.

She was born Dec. 13, 1965 to Hickman, Jr. and Ruth Marie (Unah) Fobb in Lawton.

She attended Frederick Public Schools and graduated from Frederick High School in 1985.

She graduated from Oklahoma State University, Okmulgee campus.

She married Randy D. Young, in Vernon, TX.

She worked at Frybrant and Schlegel.

She was preceded in death by her mother; one son, Cory Fobb and four brothers, Steven, Daniel, Paul, and Michael Fobb.

She is survived by her father, Hickman Fobb, Jr. of Frederick; her husband, Randy Young of the home; two brothers, Allan Fobb of Cleburne, TX, and James Fobb of Snyder, OK; three sisters, Patricia Fobb of Frederick, Karen Fobb of Frederick and Thaylia Fobb, of Frederick and one grandson.

An on-line guest book and sympathy cards are available at: www.OrrGrayGishfuneralhome.com or www.Tiptonfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

Diane Foster

Diane Elaine Foster, 58 of Konawa passed away on June 18, 2012 in OKC after a lengthy illness.

She was born on March 26, 1954 to John M. Foster and Evelyn G. Foster in Freeport, Texas.

She attended schools in Hobart, Oklahoma where she graduated high school in 1972.

She attended SWOSU where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in social work.

She worked for the Oklahoma State Department of Human Resources and later worked for Girling Health Center as case manager.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Konawa and was very active with the United Methodist Women.

She was known for the cupcakes she made for the Wednesday Kids Program.

She was an excellent cook and loved to collect and share recipes.

She was an avid OU football and Thunder fan.

She lived for over 20 years with diabetes.

She is survived by three children, Jason Hawthorne of Louisiana; Sarah Daniel of Texarkana, Texas and Matthew Hawthorne of OKC.

She had four grandchildren.

She is also survived by three sisters, Janis Schultz and husband Larry of Austin, Texas; Marsha Venable of Cedar Park, Texas and Guyla Talley and husband Tom of Hobart, Oklahoma.

Also surviving her are numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Evelyn Foster.

A Memorial Service will be held for Diane on Saturday, June 23rd at 1st UMC in Konawa, at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oklahoma Diabetes Association or First United Methodist Church, Konawa.

Virginia Frank

 

Sasakwa resident Virginia Ann Frank, passed away Sunday, Jan 8th, 2012, in Tulsa, at the age of 78 years.

She was born Nov 21, 1933 in Holdenville, OK to George Lee Frank and Molly (Harjo) Frank.

Virginia was a retired LPN. She graduated from The Blackwell General Hospital School of Nursing and worked for Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was a member of Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church.

Virginia enjoyed sewing, crocheting , quilting and being with her family.

Preceding Virginia in death are her parents, sister Sissy Franks, brothers Spencer, John, and Dave Franks.

Survivors include son, David Lee Frank of OKC; daughter, Patricia Ann Larzani of Kissimmee, FL; sisters, Lydia McHenry, Minnie Gouge, Lula Woods, and Nora Thompson; grandchildren, Cameron Lee Frank, Kayla Marie Larzani, and Adriana Virginia Frank.

Pall Bearers will be Virgil Franks, Ray Franks, Danny Franks, Roman Powell, Tommy McHenry, David Gouge.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Ted McHenry, George Thompson, and Simeon Johnson, and Waylon Gray.

Wake Service will be 7:00 PM Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012 at Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at Middle Creek #2 Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Alexander and Rev. George Harjochee officiating and burial to follow at Franks Family Cemetery, Sasakwa, OK.

The body will be taken to Middle Creek #2 at 4:00 PM Tuesday, Jan 20, 2012.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

 

Frank

 

 

 

Jeff Frazier

Rev. Jeff "Sonny" Frazier died Saturday, Feb 4, 2012 in Ada at the age of 65.

Funeral Service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb 9, 2012 at the Chickasaw Community Center in Ada. Interment will follow at Boiling Springs Cemetery near Lula.

Wake service is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 at Smith-Phillips Funeral Home in Ada.

Public viewing will begin Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Smith-Phillips Funeral Home of Ada.

 

 

Evelyn Fretz-Bohanon

Evelyn Eva (Godfrey) Fretz-Bohanon, 90, longtime Seminole resident died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 at Oakridge Care Center in Wewoka.

She was born May 28, 1922 in Boonville, Arkansas to parents Anna Ola (Weaver) and Clarence James Godfrey.

She attended Seminole Schools and went on to further her education at Seminole State College in Seminole.

She worked as a beautician.

Survivors include one son, Paul Leon Fretz of El Paso, Texas; one daughter, Janice Kay Dunagan of Seminole; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, with twins on the way.

Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents, Anna Ola Godfrey and Clarence James Godfrey; her first husband, Jewel Kenneth Fretz; her second husband, George Robert "Bo" Bohanan; one son, Richard Kenneth Fretz; one brother, Bob Godfrey; and by one sister, Aileen Akir.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating the service.

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

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

Fretz-Bohanon

 

 

 

Donald Fry

 

Memorial services for Donald Eugene Fry, age 47
08/18/1964 - 12/18/2011 will be held at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Jan 5, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Konawa, Oklahoma.

Kirk Fye

Kirk Anthony Fye, Sr., age 55, Seminole resident died Monday, March 26, 2012.

Kirk was born July 17, 1956 in Belvedere, California to Bertha Samaniego and Sidney Fye.

Kirk worked for Ace Hardware for many years and was also a self employed carpenter.

He is survived by wife Kathryn Harjo of the home; three daughters, Lani Fye, Starla Harjo both of the home, Sheila Stewart of California; six sons, Sterling, Kirk Jr., Sa-che-me-che all from home, Jeremy Fye of Florida and Justin Fye of California; four grandchildren; four brothers, Ron, Pat, Scott Fye all of Nevada and Keith Bohn.

Kirk was preceded in death by his father, Sidney Fye; two grandchildren, Zayne Harjo and Lillian Morgan; his mother-in-law, Sylvia Harjo and brother-in-law, Lincoln Jones.

Kirk will be taken to the home of his sister-in-law, Angela Harjo on 1130 University in Seminole for viewing of the body.

A wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the home.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2012 at Sand Creek Eufaula with Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Steve Holata officiating. Burial will take place at Harjo Cemetery located southwest of Wewoka.

Pallbearers are Thomas Jones, Jr., Brandon Minner, William Snyder Jr., Chris Morgan, Nate Silva and Trent Stuart.

Honorary bearers are Lani Fye, Sterling Fye, Kirk Fye, Jr., Jeremy Fye, Justin Fye and Sa-che-me-che Harjo.

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

Fye

 

 

 

Cynthia Galbreath

Cynthia E. (Spraker) Galbreath, 69 year-old, lifelong Seminole resident died Thursday, June 14, 2012 at her home.

She was born Oct. 11, 1942 in Seminole to parents Eli Ike Spraker and Sena (Johnson) Spraker.

On June 24, 1988 she married James Galbreath in Browning, Montana.

Following her High School graduation from Strother High School in 1960, she earned her Masters Degree in health education from Oklahoma University.

She worked at Wewoka Indian Health Services as an educator. She retired Oct. 31, 2007.

She is survived by her husband, James Galbreath of the home; two sons, Wendell Williams and Raymond Spraker both of Seminole; one brother, Glynn Cornelius of Seminole; one sister, Thomasene Little Davis of Seminole; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her biological father, Eli Ike Spraker; her mother, Sena (Johnson) Spraker-Little; her step-father, Bud Little; one son, Randall Williams; two brothers, Gilbert Johnson and Ronald "Oogie" Melton and by two aunts, Bessie Jones and Lizzie Warledo.

A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the family home place.

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

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

Galbreath

 

 

 

Doyle Garrett

Doyle Gene Garrett died peacefully at home at the age of 73, Wednesday, June 27, 2012, after a year-long battle with lung cancer.

He was preceded in death by his father, W. A. Garrett, and his mother, Oral Hettie (Parks) Garrett; one daughter, Stacy Martinez; two sisters, Brenda Garrett and Linda Carl.

He spent his boyhood in New Model, Oklahoma, before joining the Navy.

He settled in San Lorenzo, California, and worked as a pipe fitter.

He owned his own pipe fitting company before deciding to retire and return home to Oklahoma.

He enjoyed working the ranch and his cattle.

In his spare time he enjoyed competition shooting, hunting, and fishing.

He leaves his wife, Nancy; his daughter, Terri (John) Hemenes; grandchildren, Jessica, Ryan, Samantha, Lauryn, Haley, Johnny, Eric, and Alexandria; great grandson, Roman; stepson, Robert (Stacy) Humes; stepdaughter, Janelle (Chuck) Maes; grandchildren, Kevin, Ian, Donovan, C.J. and Hayden.

He will be dearly missed by all.

His final wish is to be cremated with no services.

The family would like to thank Faith Hospice, especially LeAnne and Linda for their care and support.

Arrangements by Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville. www.fisherfh.net

Garrett

 

 

 

Larry Gayler

Larry Andrew Gayler, age 62 of Wewoka died at his residence Tuesday, June 26th, 2012.

He was born Feb. 23, 1950 in Wewoka to Clarence and Emma (Wolf) Gayler.

He married Donna Brumley Feb. 9, 1979 in Wewoka.

Survivors include his wife, Donna of the home; children, James White, Sondra White, and Julie White all of Wewoka; fourteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and brother, Kenneth Gayler of Wewoka.

Preceding him in death are his parents; son, Scot Goodrich and brother, Tommy.

He previously worked for R L Frailey, Brown & Root Construction before moving back to Wewoka and ran a house moving business with his father and brother.

He worked for Wrangler for over 20 years retiring in May 2012.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Gayler

 

 

 

Alan Gean

Alan Lee Gean died April 12, 2012 at his residence in Wewoka, at the age of 62.

He was born in Clarksville, AR on March 24, 1950 to John E Sonny Gean and Alma E. Sellers Gean.

He attended school in Wichita, KS and he retired form Southwestern Remodeling on Nov. 9, 1984.

He married Linda Lou Barnhart on Nov. 9, 1984.

Preceding him in death are his parents; sister, Rita G. Bryon; granddaughter, Marie G. Salazar and grandson, Christopher A. Whitlock.

Survivors include his wife Linda Gean; grandson, Mario Alan Martinez both of the home; daughter, Danille Martinez of Wichita, KS; step-daughter, Marvell Whitlock; step-sons, Clayton Whitlock; Charlie Whitlock of Wewoka; Toby Andrews, Will and Scottie all of Ardmore; three sisters Johnny C. Stafford of Danville, KS, Gloria Sue Cauldwell of Claycenter, KS, and Connie D. Baugh of Berryville, AR.; fifteen grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

A Memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday at Blessed Rock Church, Wewoka.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Gean

 

 

 

Edward Gentry

Edward Lee Gentry, age 82 and resident of Konawa died Monday, May 7, 2012 at his home.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Viewing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, May 9th at Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

He was born April 27, 1930 in Texas to Robert L. and Marie (Gilmore) Gentry.

He worked as a driller for the oilfield industry.

He is survived by three sons, Richard Franklin Gentry of Konawa, James Edward Gentry of Shawnee and Curtis Lee Gentry of Asher; one daughter, Linda Cowans of Oklahoma City; one sister, Wanda L. Johnson of Checotah; twenty grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Marie Gentry; his wife, Sharon Gentry; and five children.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

 

 

 

Alexandria George

Alexandria A. George, former resident of Seminole County and a resident of Asher, Oklahoma, died Monday, March 26, 2012 at Unity North Health Center in Shawnee at the age of 88.

Memorial services will be planned at a later date.

Cremation is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

Alexandria was born in Danvers, MA to James George and Efrosini (Metros) George on Sept. 3, 1923.

She worked as a Jet Engine Machinist in the Aero Space industry.

She is survived by her special friend, Ruby M. Byford of the home and one brother, Ernie George.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Efrosini George; one sister, Sophie Allen; and seven brothers, George, Louis, Charles, William, Arthur, Evangelos, and Spero George.

George

 

 

 

Mozell Gibson

Mozell (Caudle) Gibson, 94 year-old longtime Maud resident passed from this life on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 in Escondido, California she was born June 12, 1918 to parents Frank and Julia (Kent) Caudle.

Mozell married Joe Gibson on Aug. 9, 1943 in Shawnee.

She was a homemaker and a very devout Christian woman.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Jackie Gibson; two daughters, Dixie Billings and Fern Cecil; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Mozell was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Julia Caudle; her husband, Joe Gibson (June 14, 1994); one sister, Estelle Caudle; and by three brothers, Frank Caudle, Russell Caudle and Dewayne Caudle.

Graveside services are scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at Cummings Cemetery in Maud with Rev. Rusty McMullen officiating the service.

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

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

M.W. Gideon

M.W. Gideon, 88, passed away peacefully at his home, south of Seminole on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012.

M.W. was born on Nov 17, 1923, in Konawa, to Murphy and Ada Gideon. He was the youngest of nine children.

M.W. graduated from Vamoosa High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943, serving as a gunners mate in the South Pacific during World War II, he served three years.

Upon discharge from the Navy, he joined the Steamfitters and Pipefitters Union. He was a Certified Steamfitter Welder and worked out of Local 344 in Oklahoma City, for 64 years.

He married Irene Lewis from Seminole County on Jan 19, 1947 and they were married for 65 years.

They lived in California for five years before moving back to Oklahoma, after living and working in various states, they settled south of Seminole in 1965.

He is survived by the love of his life, Irene Gideon of the home, his two daughters and their husbands, Kerry Lynn McNutt and husband Danny McNutt of Oklahoma City, and Cyndy Gideon and her husband Jim Corman of Gainsville, Texas, a surviving sister, Ann Guthrie of Midwest City, and brother-in-law Ted Lewis and his wife Georgia, rural Seminole County. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

He was a 32 degree Mason, a member of the Masonic Lodge of Konawa, and a member of the Wolf Baptist Church.

A celebration of his Christian life will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Burial will follow in the Wolf Cemetery south of Seminole.

He was loved and will be greatly missed by those who knew him.

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

Gideon

 

 

 

Trenton Godwin

Trenton Alexander Godwin was born at 2:39 a.m. on March 6, 2012, in Shawnee to Rachel Lynn Massay and Adam Ryan Godwin. He was eight pounds, five ounces and 21 inches long.

Lovingly nicknamed "TAG" he will be greatly missed by his parents, Rachel Massay and Adam Godwin of Seminole, maternal grandparents: Hollie and Darian Johnson of Seminole, Danny Massay of Seminole, paternal grandparents Debbie Regian of Wewoka and Todd and Susan Godwin of Shawnee, great grandparents: Bob and Glenda Massay of Seminole, Shay Haworth of Naples, Florida, Rod and Peggy Johnson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, James "Red" Regian of Seminole and Stephen and Laura Godwin of California, great great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Hawkins of Seminole. Aunts and Uncles Heather (Massay) Gordon and her husband John "J.P." Gordon of Hubert, NC., Stephanie and DJ Ridge of Shawnee, Stephen Godwin of Seminole, Anthony and Falon Regian of Wewoka, Dakota Godwin of Shawnee, Breanna Godwin of Shawnee and numerous other family members.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Flynn officiating. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nathan Good

Nathan Alexander Good, 20, lifelong Seminole resident died Tuesday, April 10, 2012 in Seminole.

Nathan was born May 22, 1991 in Shawnee to Glenn and Laura (Coates) Good.

Nathan went to Strothers Schools and graduated and was planning to attend East Central University in Ada, for the up coming summer semester.

Nathan attended the automotive program at Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech in Shawnee and was named "Student of the Year" for 2010 in the automotive class.

Nathan was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Holdenville.

He had also grown up working in the Coates Family Business’s in Seminole.

Nathan was known to his family, fun loving, happy, kind, compassionate, loving person.

He had a special gift to understand when someone was upset or hurting to know what they needed to make them feel better.

His parents Glenn and Laura Good of Seminole survive Nathan. His grandmother, Cuba Coates of Seminole, grandmother, Naomi Good of Wichita, Kansas; grandfather, Arden Good and his wife Maxine of Albuquerque, New Mexico; two brothers, Matthew Evan Good and his wife Amberly of Moore and Jeffrey Speers and his wife Kristina of Bethel Acres and a sister, Stella Stevenson of Dallas, Texas. And his beloved dog "Muzzy" and a large and loving family of aunts, uncles and cousins and friends also survived him.

A brother, Geoffrey Stuart Good and his grandfather Harry Coates, Sr preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends and family on Friday, April 13, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

There will be a graveside service for the family 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Little Cemetery and following a Memorial Service at Noon on Saturday at the United Methodist Church at 300 N. Gulf St. in Holdenville.

Pastors Larry Holder and Charles Rettig will officiate at the services.

Memorial donations may be made to the "Old School Society." Send % Strothers Schools 36085 EW 1140 Seminole, Oklahoma 74868. Please designate funds to go to the "Food for kids program" in Nathan’s name.

Funeral service arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

 

 

 

Staci Gore

Staci Denise Gore passed away Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 in Holdenville at the age of 36 years.

Staci was born July 13th, 1975 in Wewoka to Allen Tillery and Debbie Davis.

She graduated from Pauls Valley High school in 1996.

She then worked for the Blue Rooster Flower Shop in Pauls Valley.

Staci was a member of The First Baptist Church in Pauls Valley, OK.

Staci loved the Oklahoma Sooners and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

Staci is preceded in death by her grandparents; Leon and Jean Davis.

She is survived by her mother; Debbie Davis and husband Jimmy Basquez of Wetumka; father; Allen and wife Nancy Tillery of Wetumka; brother, Sean and wife Kristi Gore of Holdenville; sister, Keri and husband Derek Johnson of Wewoka; step siblings, Shannon and husband Stanley Honsinger of Wewoka; Vince and wife Robyn Tillery of Skitook; Misty and husband Tommy Rogers of Yeager; nieces and nephews, Makala Pack, Kaden Johnson, Piper and Easton Gore, numerous other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Sean Gore, Derek Johnson, Rob George, Allen Tillery, Jimmy Basquez, Vince Tillery, and Michael Jones.

Honorary Pallbearers are Kaden Johnson, Easton Gore, Dakota Seal, Wyatt George, Garrett George, Logan Heard, and Garon Davis.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Dewayne Davis officiating.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka, OK

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Gore

 

 

 

Beulah Grace

Beulah Arvy Grace, 101, Seminole resident went to be with her Lord, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at her home in Seminole.

Beulah was born Dec. 2, 1910 in Seminole County, to John D. and Mary (DeWeese) Tigner.

Beulah was a homemaker. She came back to live in Seminole in 1995 after living in Ada for 48 years.

While in Ada she was a very active member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Latta, Oklahoma where she taught Sunday school for over 50 years.

She was a member of the Extension Homemakers of Latta and a "Pink Lady" volunteer at Valley View Hospital in Ada.

She was current a member of the First United Methodist Church in Seminole.

Beulah married Calvin Grace on Nov. 19, 1930 in Guthrie and he preceded her in death 2003.

Beulah is survived by two nieces who where here primary caregivers, Annette Myrick and Johnnie Collins both of Seminole and a host of other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Martha Estas Stubbs, and Luna Tigner; three brothers, Elvin Tigner, Charlie Tigner, and J.D. Tigner; two nieces, Ethelda Brinker and Inez Ridings and two nephews, Dick Stubbs and David Tigner.

Funeral services are planned for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church in Seminole, with Rev. Gary O. Wilburn officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

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

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

Grace

 

 

 

Gregory Grant

Services for Gregory James Grant, 56, longtime resident of the Sasakwa area, are 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Philemon Missionary Baptist Church in Ada. Pastor Houston Tiger and Rev. Willie Guient will officiate.

Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

A Wake Service will be held 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Criswell Funeral Home.

Grant died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at an Ada hospital.

He was born March 4, 1956 in Ada to Cornelius and Amanda Lee (Mandy) Williams Grant.

He grew up in Santa Barbara, California, attended Santa Barbara and Port Huenme schools and graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1973 where he broke CIF Track and Field records and was an All State and All Conference CIF Football player.

He also attended Santa Barbara City College and Vo-Tech for mechanic engineer.

Greg loved to work on cars, enjoyed fishing, watching sports, and loved the wildlife. He was a "jack of all trades".

He loved being around his family and friends. He would help anyone who needed his help at any time.

He loved to watch his grandsons play football and his granddaughters play softball.

Grant was employed as a grader operator with Seminole County.

He is survived by his longtime girlfriend, Jan Warrior; son, Amari White and wife, Titania of Seminole; his two daughters, Charmaine Grant Bruner and husband, Mike of Ardmore, and Nicole Grant of Ontario, CA; his mother, Mandy Lee Grant, Ada; seven grandchildren, Sefuan (Papi), Deja, Malayja, Michael Jr. (Bug), Angelina, Daniel, and Xavier; six sisters and one brother, Ida Pointer-Gomez, Carpentaria, CA, Susan Grant, Ada, Sandra Grant, Oklahoma City, Doris Grant, Carpentaria, CA, Mary Grant, Oklahoma City, Jackie Grant, Oklahoma City, and Charles Grant, Ada; an uncle, Walter Grant, Ada; 33 nephews and nieces; 60 great-nephews and nieces; 12 great-great nephews and nieces; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, his sister, and great nephew, Cornelius Grant in 1999, Charlene Grant in 1995, and Isiah McCullar in 1994.

Bearers will be all his grandsons and nephews.

Honorary bearers will be Mike Bruner, Lee Shamburger, Wayne Hopper, Dewayne Bundy, David Osborn, Floyd Osborn, Cubby, Manuel Callahan, Pete Callahan, Russell Warrior, Wallace Phurnan, Charles Grant, Eugene Osborn, Eugene "Peanut" Pointer, Glen Pickens, Shannon Akins, Leon Daniels, Gus Williams, and Frazier Williams.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.

Grant

 

 

 

Wanda Grant

Graveside service for former Wewoka resident Wanda Mae Grant will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Wanda Grant passed away Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 in McAlester, Oklahoma.

She was born Nov 27, 1920 in Hannah, OK to Francis "Frank" Janeway and Cassie Mosley Janeway.

Wanda attended Hannah Public Schools and later married Ray J. Roland on Dec 10, 1937 in Hannah, OK. Ray passed away Sept 21, 1964.

She later married Joseph H. Grant on Jan 25, 1968 and he preceded her in death on March 30, 1973.

Wanda loved to go fishing in her spare time, but more than anything, she was a mother to her daughters and their children, and great grandchildren. She was the best homemaker to her family.

She raised two daughters and helped raise, four grandchildren and also her great grandchildren.

She will be dearly missed by them all.

Wanda is preceded in death by her parents, daughter; Pamela Sue Roland and husband Ray Roland, and Joseph Grant.

She is survived by her daughter; Vila and husband Dan Ervin of Wewoka, Grandchildren; Mike and wife Johnna Ervin of Wewoka, Keith and wife Susan Ervin of Lamar, Brent Ervin of Wewoka, and Mark Ervin of Oklahoma City, Great grandchildren; Mica Ervin (Travis) Hayes, and Cason, Jon, Trey, and Grayson Ervin, Carlee (Jeff) Smith and Easton, Courtney and Candace Walton, sisters; Lorene Armer of McAlester, and Frances Blackburn of Oklahoma City and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Mike Ervin, Keith Ervin, Brent Ervin, Mark Ervin, Jon Michael Ervin, and Trey Ervin.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Grant

 

 

 

Nancy Graves

Nancy Eileen Graves, 61, of Wichita Falls, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.

Arrangements are under the direction of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.

Nancy was born Jan. 17, 1951 in Crowley, Louisiana to Ellouise (Hutchison) and James Andrew "Andy" Lammons.

On Oct. 17, 1975, she married Terry Jeff Graves. Together they owned and operated Steamatic for 16 years.

She attended Texoma Cowboy Church, and was a member of the Elks Lodge #1105.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ellouise Lammons.

She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Terry Graves of Wichita Falls; her father, Andy Lammons of Seminole; two sons, Clint Graves and wife Michelle of Weatherford, and Jeff Graves and wife Shanna of Gruver; two brothers, J.D. Lammons of Alpine, and Keith Lammons of Lubbock; her sister, Pam Lammons-Williams of Blackwell; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Rd., Wichita Falls, TX 76310; or to a favorite charity of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.owensandbrumley.com

Wanda Graves-Pelley

Wanda Graves-Pelley died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at the age of 79.

She was born in Maud on May 19, 1924 to David and Verta Mae Graves.

She married John Pelley of Jenks, Oklahoma. After his service with the 8th Air Force, they settled in Texas.

She later married Jack Mintkenbaugh of Cincinnati, Ohio. They settled in Florida.

Survivors include two sons, John Pelley of Bend, Oregon, and Scott Pelley of Darien, Connecticut and two grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at the Imperial Lakes Community Clubhouse in Palmetto, Florida in 2004.

She will be interred at the Cummings Cemetery in Maud on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 11:30 a.m., with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating the memorial service.

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

Graves-Pelley

 

 

 

Emma Green

Emma Mae Green passed away in Oklahoma City on Dec. 10, 2012.

She was born on Oct. 10, 1920 to Norman and Grace Griffin in Achille, Okla.

She attended school in Achille and Wynnewood, Okla.

Mae married John Green on Nov. 5, 1938 and had three children, Emma, Judy, and John, Jr.

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

Mae is survived by her daughter, Judy Morgan of Moore, Okla. and her son, John Green of Seminole. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and her sister, Catherine Moore of Bartlesville, and many nieces and nephews.

While living in Seminole, Mae was a member of the First Baptist Church where she also sang in the choir.

She was the owner and operator of Cut and Curl Beauty Shop where she made many friends.

Mae and her husband moved to Oklahoma City in 1969. While there she worked at OPUBCO and was a secretary for the Baker's Union. She was also a member of Shields Avenue Baptist Church.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 13 at 2:00 p.m. at Lynlee Mae Chapel located at 507 E. Main Street in Moore, Okla.

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

Interment to follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Oklahoma City.

Green

 

 

 

Emma Green

Emma Mae Green passed away Dec. 10, 2012.

She was born Oct. 10, 1920 to Norman and Grace Griffin in Achille, Okla.

She attended school in Achille and Wynnewood, Okla.

She and John Green were married on Nov. 5, 1938.

She is survived by two children, Judy Morgan and John Green; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and a sister, Catherine Moore.

She is preceded in death by two brothers, one sister, her husband, one child, Emma Robertson and one grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 13 at 2:00 p.m. at Lynlee Mae Chapel, 507 E. Main St. Moore, Okla.

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

Interment to follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Oklahoma City.

Green

 

 

 

Jolanda Green

Former Wewoka resident Jolanda Denise (Jackson) Green age 44 died Sunday, June 3, 2012 in Tulsa.

She was born Sept. 7, 1967 in Oklahoma City to Johnny and Evelyn (Jackson) Brooks.

She was a graduate of Wewoka High School.

Prior to her death she worked in Tulsa as a health provider.

Preceding her in death is father, Johnny Brooks; grandparents; nine aunts and uncles.

Survivors include mother, Evelyn Jackson Brooks of Tulsa; children, Keausha and Rickey Green of Tulsa; sisters, Myra Brooks of Las Vegas, NV, Caliasa Jackson of Wewoka, Dr. L. J. (Linda) Jackson of OKC, Sheila Johnson of Tulsa and Yoshunda Cham of Wichita, KS.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012 at New Joy Fellowship, 14017 E 11th St., Tulsa, with Pastor Richard Forney officiating and committal will be 3:00 p.m. at Westwood Cemetery, Wewoka.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Green

 

 

 

John Greenmyer

CMS Sgt. John Henry Greenmyer Jr. of Seminole left this life from his home, Monday, Oct. 26, 2012.

He was loved dearly and will be missed by many.

John was born June 28, 1924 to John H. and Hattie Leona (Spradling) Greenmyer in McCurtain, Okla.

He joined the U.S. Navy in 1942 serving through WWII then transferred to the U.S. Air Force.

He married Margie Faye Pridgen on June 20, 1950 in Ft. Smith, Ark.

After retiring from the U.S. Air Force, he and his family settled in the Strother community in Seminole County where he worked as a rural route postal carrier for the U.S. Postal service.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Dustin Hughes; five brothers and two sisters.

John is survived by his wife of the home, Margie; his three children, Debi Greenmyer of Moore; Col. John and Maribel Greenmyer III of Washington; Betty Thomas of Seminole; four sisters, Ruby Stevens of Santa Maria, CA., Dottie and husband, Gene Short of Beggs, Okla., Lavonne Todd of Mounds, Okla., Melba and husband, Earl Spears of Del City, Okla., and many nieces and nephews; six grandchildren, Bekki (Hughes) and Shannon Remo of Norman; Travis Hughes of Edmond, James and Kortnee Thomas of Tecumseh; Marcus Thomas of Tecumseh; Patricia and Daniel Greenmyer of Washington; five great-grandchildren, Kendall, Travis, and Gage of Norman; and Alexandria and Keevan of Tecumseh.

John will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Virgina.

Greenmyer

 

 

 

Cameron Gregory

Services for Cameron Gregory will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the Reed Culver Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Johnny Faught officiating.

Interment will follow at Park Hill Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah.

She was born Sept. 23, 1935 in Wewoka to Larnce and Pearl (Garlick) Denney.

She grew up in Konawa, leaving there after she graduated high school in 1953 to attend CHC in Elk City for nursing.

She was a licensed nurse and worked for many years at Tahlequah City Hospital, as well as several of the local nursing homes.

She would continue her nursing career for Talking Leaves Job Corp until she retired in 1992.

She died Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the age of 76 years.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father.

She is survived by her daughter, Denita Shamel of Salina; two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren; one sister, Tommie Rath of Covington and one brother, Ronald Nimmo of Duncan.

 

Joyce Grooms

Joyce Marie Grooms, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012 in Holdenville at the age of 85.

She was born Oct. 10, 1926 in Wewoka, Okla. to Louie and Minnie Myrtle "Myrt" Woods Dodd.

She graduated from Wewoka High School and later married J.B. Norman on Aug. 23, 1946 in Mt. Pleasant Texas.

They made their home in Wewoka and started a family with two children: Gary Don Norman and James " Jimmy" Boyd Norman.

J.B. Norman passed away in an automobile accident in 1955.

Joyce later married O.B. Grooms on Aug. 8, 1960 at the Free Will Baptist Church in Wewoka.

She worked many years as a sales clerk at Allen's Ready To Wear in Wewoka.

She loved to play golf and in, her younger years, ride horses and dance.

She was famous for her homemade chocolate pie, her quick wit and her very matter-of-fact personality. To say the least, Joyce could always make you laugh.

Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, husband J.B. Norman; husband O.B. Grooms; her two sons, Gary and Jimmy Norman; sister, Dorothy Scribner and her husband H.W.; and brother-in-law Floye Crittenden.

She is survived by her sister, Geneva Crittenden of Wewoka; daughter-in-law; Mary Ann Norman of Wewoka; grandchildren; Kim and husband Brad Childers of Ada, Nikki and husband Tommy Azlin, and Brad and wife Angie Norman, all of Wewoka; great-grandchildren, Logan, Laci, and Lane Azlin, Blayne, Baylie, Emma and Eyan Norman, all of Wewoka, Spencer and Sarah Kate Childers of Ada; and numerous other nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 14 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tommy Azlin officiating.

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

Pallbearers are Logan Azlin, Blayne Norman, Spencer Childers, Lane Azlin, Eyan Norman, Brad Childers, Tommy Azlin, and Brad Norman.

Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth and Lewis Johnson, Zane Smith, and Jim Chadick.

The family offered a special thank you to Raneice Cooper and Dana Cook of Holdenville Home Health Care.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

Grooms

 

 

John Grove

John Herman Grove, age 80, resident of Oklahoma Veterans Center of Sulphur and former resident of Konawa died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 at the Veteran’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

A wake service is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Konawa.

A Funeral Mass is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at the church under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa. Fr. Adrian Vorderlandwehr, O.S.B. will officiate.
Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 30, 1931 at Sacred Heart to Arthur Patrick Grove and Anna Catherine (Kuestersteffen) Grove.

He graduated from Asher High School and worked as a farmer and as a warehouseman for Al Semtner Drug Depot in Dallas for about twenty years.

During the Korean War, he served as a Military Police Office for the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Anna Catherine Grove; two brothers, Christopher and Joseph Grove; four sisters, Sis. Mary Tarsicius, R.S.M., Theresa Sanders, Emma Semtner, and Monica Moran; and one nephew, Pat Grove.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions be made to the Sacred Heart Restoration Fund at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. 47943 Abbey Rd. Konawa, OK 74849. Phone: 580-925-2145

Grove

 

 

 

Melody Guinn

Melody Lynn (Hurst) Guinn, 59 year-old, longtime Seminole County resident passed from this life July 10, 2012 at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born Aug. 26, 1952 in Seminole to parents "J.C." Hurst and Jimmie Louise (Pittman) Hurst.

Melody graduated from Maud High School in 1970.

On Oct. 22, 1969, Melody married Ronald Lance Guinn in Maud.

Shortly after their marriage Lance took a job with Elder International, a Houston, Texas based company.

The company had contracted to build homes for the United States Air Force in Karmasel, Turkey and the island of Crete (Greece).

This gave Melody and Lance the opportunity to visit many foreign countries.

When the couple returned to Seminole County, Melody worked for Furmon’s Grocery Store in Maud for several years.

She then went to work at Knight Funeral Home in Maud where she worked for many years before her retirement.

Melody and Lance lived in Orange Beach, Alabama for the last few years where they had made many friends before returning back to Seminole County.

Melody was a member of the Maud Historical Society, the Maud Chamber of Commerce and the Maud Fire and Police Auxiliary.

Melody leaves to cherish her memory her husband of almost 43 years, Lance Guinn of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Amy (Guinn) Brown and her husband Bennie Brown of Seminole County; two sons, Tyrel Guinn and Shane Osborn of Oklahoma City; two brothers and sisters-in-law, David Hurst and his wife Phyllis (Loudermilk) Hurst of Huntsville, Texas and Robert "Bob" Hurst and his wife Norma (Birkicht) Hurst of Maud; four grandchildren, Hayden Cleary, Warren Cleary, Ethan Harjo and Steven Brown; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jerry Guinn and his wife Gracie (Hurst) Guinn of Grove, Oklahoma, Willard "Buster" Brock and his wife Tresha (Wiley) Brock of Oklahoma City; nieces and nephews, Jered and Joan Guinn of Oklahoma City, Jake and Kristen Guinn of Richardson, Texas, David Brock of Norman, Dale and Angie Norman of Spring, Texas, Tony and Mindy Hurst of Texas, Tim and Cindy Hurst of Texas, Paul and Doris Hurst of Texas, Kim and Larry Lassabe of Spring, Texas, Kelly Hurst of Texas, John and Mikela Hurst of Shawnee, Neal and Dawn Hurst of Eufaula, Robin Hurst of Maud and a host of other family and dear friends.

Melody is preceded in death by her parents "J.C." and Jimmie Hurst; by one brother, Raymon Hurst; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mary (Foster) Brock-Guinn and Jack Guinn.

The family will receive friends Friday, July 13, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the Performing Arts Center "P.A.C." at Konawa High School. Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

Rev. Marvin Kehl and Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service.

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

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

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Ralph Haddox

 

Funeral services for Ralph Haddox will be held Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Cromwell. Interment will follow at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah.

Kenneth Ralph Haddox was born July 4, 1951 in Okemah to J.D. Haddox and Rosa Lee Haddox Powers.

He died Saturday, Jan 14, 2012 in Oklahoma City at the age of 60.

He graduated from Okemah High School and later graduated from Northeastern State University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing.

He and Nancy Warrington were married May 16, 1972 in Cromwell, Oklahoma.

Haddox worked as an accountant and had been employed with Amoco in Tulsa for 18 years.

He also served his country with the U.S. Navy.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Haddox of Inola; one son, Jonathan Haddox of Moore; one daughter, Emily Meerbott of Houston, Texas; one brother, Larry Haddox of Catoosa; two sisters, Rita Ford of Eufaula and Sherry Durkee of Sand Springs and four grandchildren.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Rev. Manuel Kishketon.

Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com

Altha Hahn

 

Altha M. Hahn was born Aug 9, 1948 in Prague, the daughter of Ray Markkula and Helen Parsons Markkula.

She married John Hahn on Aug 15, 1966 in Wewoka.

She was a homemaker.

Hahn died on Dec 27, 2011 in Roland, Oklahoma.

She is survived by her husband, John of the home; one son, Mike Hahn of Fayetteville, AR; one daughter, Lisa Reed of Caledonia, Ms; four grandchildren; one sister, Mary Schuitt of Ft. Kiowa, Tx.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, Jan 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Agent Chapel in Muldrow, Ok.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.

Arrangements are under the direction of Agent Funeral Home, Sallisaw, Ok.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polly Hailey

 

Polly passed away from this life Saturday, Feb 11, 2012 at her home.

Polly was born on Sept 28, 1941 in Shreveport, LA to parents Frank and Stella (Brown) Jenkins.

Polly attended Seminole Schools, graduating from Santa Clara High School in California.

She graduated from SSC in 1971.

Polly attended Immaculate Conception Church since childhood. She formerly taught Catechism. She loved her religion very deeply.

Polly was preceded in death by her father, Frank (1944); her parents K.T. and Stella Jenkins; her infant brother, Kelley Thomas (1955); her brother, Timothy Alan Jenkins in 1984; and her husband Charles Hailey in 1968.

Surviving Polly is daughter, Marsha Haney; granddaughter, Kellie "Janea" Hailey; great granddaughter, Carissa Larney; great grandson, Ethan Eric Hailey (born two days after her death); nephew, Jason Jenkins of Shawnee and cousin Mary "Pinky" Hargis of Arkansas.

Nana, we miss you so much. We can’t believe you’re gone, you’ll always be in our hearts.

Hailey

 

 

 

Stephen Hall

 

Stephen Mark Hall, 51, of Wewoka, died Saturday, Jan 28, 2012 in Wewoka.

Stephen was born Feb 18, 1960 in Oklahoma City to Floyd Harold and Mary Anne (Perkins) Hall.

Stephen was a self-employed painter.

He was preceded in death by his father; step father, James K. Carr; sister, Kathryn Anne Hall Green; grandparents, Arch and Myrtle Hall and Herman and Myrtle Perkins.

Survivors include his sons, Garrett Hall and Ryan Hall of Oklahoma City; three grandchildren; mother and step father, Mary Anne and Steve Mendoza of Howe, OK; brother, Floyd Hall of Wewoka; step sisters, Loretta Edwards, Lavada White, Wannetta Kohl all of Oklahoma City; step brothers, Jerry Carr of Nashville, TN, Bobby Joe Mendoza of Fayetteville, TN; numerous cousins, other relatives and loved ones; many beloved friends.

Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb 4, 2012 at the First Assembly of God Church in Howe, OK with Rev. Jack Barron officiating.

You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, OK.

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Kenneth Hallum

Kenneth A. Hallum former Seminole county resident, passed away Friday, March 9, 2012 at Oklahoma City.

Kenneth was born on Aug. 22, 1935, in Seminole County to parents, Kelse Mac Hallum and Hattie Lavona (Cleveland) Hallum.

Kenneth married Carolyn (Snow) Hallum on Dec. 20, 1958 in Oklahoma City; she preceded him in death.

Kenneth graduated from Seminole High School in 1954 where he played football. Kenneth played as guard and tackle and went to state with the team.

He attended the University of Oklahoma where he was a member of the Varsity club and his crowning moment was being a member of the OU football team when they played in the 1955 championship.

Kenneth was also a member of the Seminole Alumni Association and he was inducted into the Seminole High School Hall of Fame.

Kenneth was a medical sales representative for over 40 years at his retirement.

He is survived by son, Mike of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Kathy of Oklahoma City; and Susanne of Tulsa; and two granddaughters also survive him, Carrie of Oklahoma City and Courtney of Galveston, Texas.

Kenneth was preceded in death his parents, Kelse and Lavonna; his first wife, Carolyn Hallum; brother Wayne Hallum; sister, Joyce Stevenson; and his second wife, Sherry Moller.

Memorial service are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Burial will take place at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa.

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

 

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Robert Hammons

Robert Neal Hammons, age 84, of Edmond went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Sept. 26. He passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving wife and children.

Hammons, a retired Baptist minister, served as pastor in Oklahoma for over 50 years including churches in Onapa, Lawton, Clinton, and Seminole.

He lived many years of his life in Seminole and had strong ties to the First Baptist Church there.

His grandparents and dad joined the church in 1918 and his mother became a member of the church in 1929.

Hammons was ordained to the Gospel ministry at First Baptist Seminole in 1949, and later returned to serve as pastor there from 1976-1993. He was formally installed Pastor Emeritus of the church in 1995 and later returned to serve as interim pastor during his retirement years.

Hammons is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ella Louise LeMaster Hammons; children Sam (Joy) Hammons, Cynthia (Larry) McMains, Diana (Greg) Nieto, Robert (Amy) Hammons, and David (Jamie) Hammons.

Hammons was beloved grandpa to 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren (with four more "on the way").

He is also survived by sisters Mary Hart and Jeannie Seaborn, many extended family members and two step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Garland and Ina Hammons, of Seminole.

Hammons served in the US Marine Corp 1946-1948. He graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1951, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1954.

During his years of ministry, Hammons was active in the Oklahoma Baptist state and association conventions, served on numerous boards, participated in 89 revivals, and led seven tours to the Holy Land.

Since retirement in 1993, Hammons served as interim pastor for five churches and was guest preacher numerous times in churches across the state.

He spent a year serving as pastor of the Bavaria Baptist Church in Germany and also taught three years at Oklahoma Baptist University.

In 2006, Hammons was awarded the OBU Alumni Achievement Award.

Fondly known as "Brother Bob", Hammons leaves a legacy of dedicated service to the Lord and will be dearly missed by family and friends.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Seminole.

The family will receive friends at a reception at the church following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to:

OBU Office of University Advancement

500 W. University

OBU Box 61275

Shawnee, OK 74804

*Please note the Robert and Ella Hammons Scholarship Fund

Donations may also be made by calling the OBU Office of University Advancement at (405) 878-2703.

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

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

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Wanda Hanan

Wanda Sue Hanan was born in Oklahoma City on Jan. 14, 1938 and departed this life on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 in Oklahoma City at the age of 74 years.

Wanda was the daughter of McKinley "Smokey" and Chloe (Henderson) Burns.

Wanda married Bob Hanan on June 1, 1958 in Stroud and was a member of the Church of Christ in Stroud for many years.

She was a homemaker.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Teresa Hanan.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Hanan of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Mac and Holly Hanan of Seminole; one daughter and son-in-law, Tammie and Richard Thompson of Stroud; two sisters, Doris Brown of Georgetown, TX, Emily Burns of Stroud; six grandchildren, Rachel Thompson and Matt Shields of Stroud, Dakota Thompson of Stroud, Zachary Thompson of Stroud, Allyson Hanan, McKenna Hanan of Seminole, Annette LeGrande of Guthrie, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held at the Church of Christ in Stroud on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Duane Eggleston officiating. Burial will at the Stroud Cemetery in Stroud.

Funeral arrangement are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Stroud.

Ayo Haney

Ayo Gene Haney

Ogden – Our beloved son, grandson, brother, uncle and friend, Ayo "Hawk" Gene Haney, passed away on Dec. 25, 2012.

He was born on July 24, 1979 to Lawrence Haney and Deborah Baca Muro in Ogden, Utah.

Ayo enjoyed cooking and spending time with his brother, nephews, and cousins.

He is survived by his mother, Deborah Muro; father, Lawrence (Becky) Haney; two brothers, Isaiah Cervantes and Micco Haney; and one sister, Malisa Haney.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at the Seminole Hitchitee United Methodist Church and Cemetery in Seminole, half mile off Hwy 99A, five miles east of Hwy 99; where a wake will be held Sunday, Dec. 30. Burial to follow the service.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com

Haney

 

 

 

James Hardison

 

James Neil Hardison was born on May 24, 1944, in Prague, and departed this life on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in Prague, at the age of 68.

James, the son of Neil Van and Laura Evelyn (Porter) Hardison, was a life-long resident of Prague. He graduated from Prague High School with the class of 1962 and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force.

James was a member of the First Baptist Church in Prague and the Prague Masonic Lodge. He worked as a truck driver. His parents and son, James Neal Hardison, preceded James in death.

Survivors include his fiancée, Debbie Cumpton; brothers and sister-in-law, Bob and Joyce Hardison of Prague; grandchildren, Jamie and Wyatt Hardison.

The Hardison family will receive friends on Friday evening, June 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Parks Brothers Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 10 a.m., at Calvary Way Church in Prague with Bro. Tim Emmons officiating. Interment will follow at the Prague Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

A guest book is available to share your memories on-line. Please visit www.ParksBrothers.net

 

Hardison

 

 

 

Ava Harjo

Ava Elizabeth Harjo, infant daughter of Michael Allen Harjo and Rachel Nicole Hollingsworth died Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

She is survived by her arents; one sister, Renee Harjo of Oklahoma City; her grandparents and great grandparents.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with burial at Snake Creek Cemetery northeast of Seminole. Rev. Sandy Harjo will officiate at the service.

Jeremy Harjo and Travis Hollingsworth will be casket bearers.

 

 

 

Cheyna Harjo

 

Cheyna Danielle Walters Harjo, 20, of Anadarko, died Jan 1, 2012 in Anadarko.

She was born Oct 23, 1991 in Shawnee, to John Wayne Walters and Tomi Postoak.

She married Gabriel Hummingbird on Dec 19, 2006 in Anadarko.

Cheyna is survived by her husband, Gabriel of the home; one son, Gabriel Hummingbird, Jr. of the home; one daughter, Joquetta Rae Hummingbird of the home; father and step-mother, Dawn Lasley and John Wayne Walters; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Ethleen Harjo; maternal grandmother, Wanda Postoak; two brothers, Johnathon "Harjo" Walters and Gage "Harjo" Walters; five sisters, Jacey "Harjo" Walters, Jordan "Lasley" Walters, Taran "Harjo" Walters, Jessica "Harjo" Walters, Nikkea "Harjo" Walters and Autumn Walters.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Tomi Postoak, Aunt Rebecca Postoak, grandparents John and Elizabeth Lusty and great-grandparents Apler "Habon" Walters and Liman Postoak.

Wake Service will be 6:00 p.m., Friday, Jan 6, 2012 at the Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Jan 7, 2012 at the Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa. Burial will be in the Postoak Family Cemetery in Holdenville. Leon Postoak and Jimpsey Harjo will officiate at the services.

Casket bearers will be Gabriel Hummingbird, John Wayne Walters, Johnathon "Harjo" Walters, Gage "Harjo" Walters, James Walters, Apler Abe Walters, Ricky Williams, Travis Tiger, Troy Tiger, Jeremiah Hummingbird, Daniel Baker, Manny Florese, and Joe Westren.

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

Messages of condolence can be emailed at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

Harjo

 

 

 

Cora Harjo

Cora (Davis) Harjo was born January 6, 1919 to Sunday and Ilsey (Caesar) Davis in Sasakwa.

She passed away Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at her residence in Sasakwa at the age of 93 years.

Cora married Rev. George W. Harjo in 1935.

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

She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, as well as singing, quilting, gardening and living the real country life.

On July 25, 1925 she was baptized by Rev. Fulka Harjo with Spring Baptist Church, Saskawa.

Preceding Cora in death are her parents, husband Rev. George W. Harjo, daughter Pauline Harjo, four grandson, three brothers, and two sisters.

Survivors include seven daughters, Lucy Harjo and husband Edward of Wewoka, Wisey Harjo of Sasakwa, Elsie (Jean) Tecumseh of Henryetta, Kathryn Harjo of Sasakwa, Amanda Gipson and husband Bill of Sasakwa, Polly Ann Owl and husband Abraham of Stillwell, Toni Fixico and husband Johnny of Wewoka; one son, Willie Harjo of Sasakwa; son-in-law, Carlee L. Harjo of Konawa; twenty-four grandchildren; fifty great-grandchildren; fifty-three great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Wake Service will be Sunday, May 27, 2012 6:00 p.m. at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

The body will be taken to Rock Spring Indian Baptist Church Monday at 4:00 p.m. for a 7:00 p.m. Wake Service.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Rock Spring Indian Baptist Church with Rev. Jimsey Harjo, Rev. Houston Tiger, and Rev. Bunny Carpitcher officiating and burial to follow at Davis Family Cemetery, Sasakwa.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Donald Harjo

 

Donald Ray Harjo, age 76, of Caldwell, died Wednesday at his home in Caldwell. He had been in poor health for the past four months.

Harjo was born June 20, 1935, in Edna, Oklahoma and was the son of Wesley Harjo and Juanita Keys Harjo Smith.

He moved to St. Francis County in 1976, was a retired truck driver, and was a Veteran of the Korean War.

He married Lorna Pettyjohn in 1960, and she survives him along with two sons, Justin Harjo of Caldwell and Casey Harjo of Florida; one daughter, Joni Meador of Heth; step-father, E.E. Smith of Eufaula; two brothers, Jimmy Joe Harjo of Oklahoma and Ernie Smith of Maumelle, Arkansas; two sisters, Betty Lou Hargrove and Lajuana Patrick, both of Oklahoma; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He had one daughter, Sharon ‘Bucky’ Williamson, who preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, 2:00 p.m. Saturday.

Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Saturday until the time of the service.

Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: West Clinic, 100 N. Hunphreys Blvd. Memphis, Tennessee, 38120.

You may log on to stevensfuneralhome.net for the online registry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effie Harjo

Effie Lena Harjo of Wewoka, passed away Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at the age of 93 years at Holdenville Hospital.

She was born April 18, 1919 to Titusie and Lona Carpitcher.

She was a member of Rock Spring Baptist Church where she served as women's leader since 1971.

She was baptized in 1934 by Rev. Louis Harjo at the age of 15 years.

Effie married Jonah Muska Harjo in Sasakwa.

She was a homemaker, and caregiver to her many grandchildren.

She loved to serve her Lord along with gardening, singing, cooking and visiting with her family.

Survivors include one son, Rev. Jimsey Harjo and wife Betsy of the home; two granddaughters that she raised, Michele Harjo and Melissa Johnson and husband Russell of Wewoka; eleven grandchildren, Cynthia Poafpybitty, Teresa Thlocco, Jennifer Harjo all of Wewoka and Kimberly Leetka of Shawnee, Sheila Carter and Joni Harjo of LA, Daniel Harjo, Thomas Harjo, Michael Harjo all of Wewoka; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Alice Walters of Sasakwa; two brothers, Bunny Carpitcher of Seminole and Cully Carpitcher of Sasakwa, many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Preceding Effie in death are her parents; husband, Jonah Muska Harjo; daughter, Joan M. Harjo; two sons, Michael "Big Bunny" Harjo and Thomas; two great-grandsons; four sisters, Eliza, Christine, Zelda, and Irene; four brothers, Andrew, Sam, Alfred, and Harry.

Pallbearers will be Greg Poafpybitty, EricThlocco, George Tiger, Chris Leetka, Daniel Harjo, and Thomas Harjo.

Effie will be taken to the home Friday afternoon, May 18, 2012 for a Wake Service.

A Wake service is scheduled at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel Saturday at 6:00 p.m.

The body will be taken Sunday afternoon to Rock Springs for a 7:30 p.m. Wake Service.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2012 at Rock Spring Baptist with Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Eugene Harjo officiating and burial to follow at Wilson-Harjo Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Herbert Harjo

Herbert N. "Hap" Harjo, a Seminole county resident passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Oklahoma City, at the age of 73.

Hap was born, Jan. 1, 1939 in Wewoka to parents, William Bill Harjo and Bessie (Ceasar) Harjo.

Hap graduated from New Lima High School and Haskell Indian Jr. College, Lawrence, Kansas and he also attended the University of Oklahoma.

He retired from Lucent Technologies of Oklahoma City, where he was a printer.

Hap was known in the state for playing Men’s Indian Fast Pitch Softball and bowling in Indian leagues.

Hap married Susie (Walker) Harjo on June 27, 2009 in Wewoka.

Hap was a member and ordained elder of the Hilltop Indian Presbyterian Church, he served on the Seminole Nation General Council Representative for the Ocese Band, served on several Seminole Nation boards and commissions.

He recently received special recognition by the General Council for his dedication and service to the members of the Seminole Nation.

He is survived by his wife, Susie of the home; three sons, Michael Harjo of Oklahoma City, Brian Watson of Norman, Bronson Harjo of Okemah; one daughter, Felicia Harjo of Oklahoma City.

He is also survived by one granddaughter; one sister, Ruth Jane Reschke of Wewoka.

Other survivors include brother-in-law, Sam Johnson and a host of nephews, nieces and two lifelong friends, Larry Spybuck and Leon Lusty.

Hap was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Bessie Harjo and one sister, Lucille Johnson.

Wake service will be held 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Tekvpvchee Methodist Church of Holdenville with Rev. Paul Fixico officiating. Burial will take place at the Harjo Family Cemetery, Wewoka.

Casket bearers are Larry Spybuck, Leon Lusty, Terry Spencer, Curtis Kinney, Harry Walker, Jeff Harjo.

Honorary bearers are his nephews, Sonny Johnson, Eddie Johnson, Mark Johnson, Chuck Johnson and Wendell Reschke.

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

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

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Jacob Harjo

Jacob Lee Harjo, age 31 of Wewoka passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21st, 2012 in Oklahoma City

He was born June 23, 1981 in Ada to Gary Lee Harjo and Barbara Pilkington Harjo.

Jacob attended Wewoka schools and at the time of his death he worked in sales for teleflora.

He received a degree in cosmetologist.

Jacob was stage assistance with Carpenter square theatre and active in the live theater community.

His passion was cooking, crocheting, knitting, and spending time with his friends and family.

Jacob is preceded in death by his father, Gary; and sister, Deena Johnson.

Survivors include his mother, Barbara Johnson Harjo; brothers and sisters, Curtis Johnson of Guymon, Andy Johnson of Seminole, Ann Deatherage of Seminole, Cindy Burton of Yukon, and Vicki Lockett of Harrah; nieces and nephews, Channing Lockett, Richard Lockett, and Kieffer Lockett; his partner, Jeff Karl and a host of other relatives and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Dylan Lockett, Keiffer Lockett, Derek Johnson, Andy Johnson, Austin Greene, and Chase Prouty.

Memorial service will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Chapel

Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Ronnie Harjo

Ronnie Harjo, age 57 and resident of Konawa died Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center in Ada.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

He will be transported to his home located at 14169 NS 3570 for viewing.

A Wake service is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 11th at Cedar Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

The funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 12th at the church, and burial will follow at the Tebe Family Cemetery in Sasakwa. Rev. Jimsey Harjo and Rev. Thomas Little will officiate.

Pallbearers are nephews, Jerome Hill, Anthony Hill, Norman Hill, Tommy Tebe, Eugene Harjo, Jr., Chuck Hulbutta, Johnson Hulbutta, and Hal Hulbutta.

Honorary Pallbearers are Herman Foster, Phillip Daw, Jr. and Charles Burgess.

He was born Sept. 26, 1954 in Holdenville to Francis Harjo and Charlie Davis.

He married Wany Tebe on July 6, 1976.

He served on the board for the Housing Authority of the Seminole Nation.

He is survived by his wife, Wany Harjo of the home; his mother, Francis Harjo of Konawa; two sons, Warren Harjo of Konawa and Terence Harjo of Konawa; one daughter, Colleen Daw of Moodys, Oklahoma; two brothers, Kelly Davis of Konawa and Mickey Davis of Wynnewood and one sister, Terry Foster of Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Davis; infant son, Ronnie Lance Harjo; one brother, Anthony Davis and his grandmother, Stella Cosar.

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Sheila Harjo

Former Sasakwa resident Sheila Renae Harjo, died Thursday, March 8th, 2012 in Holdenville, OK at the age of 47 years.

She was born Jan 10, 1965 in Claremore, to J W Harjo Sr. and Naomi Simmer Harjo.

Sheila was a headstart teacher with Creek Nation School.

Preceding her in death are her parents and brother Jimmy Harjo.

Survivors include her children, Earnest Harjo of Okmulgee, Sharon Harjo, Shawnee, Sharla Coon of Okmulgee and Shanise Coon Sasakwa, Stormy Harjo Tulsa, twelve grandchildren; brothers and sisters Joseph Harjo, Tulsa, Levine Harjo, Okmulgee, J.W. Harjo Jr., Tulsa, Tim Harjo, Tulsa, Daniel Harjo of Okemah, and Jason Harjo Sr. of Henryetta.

Wake Service 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday March 10, 2012 Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

The body will be taken to Greenleaf Church, Okemah Sunday evening at 4:00 p.m. for a Wake Service Sunday evening.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2012 at Greenleaf Baptist Church, Okemah with Rev. Wayne Harjo and Rev. Jimsey Harjo officiating and burial to follow at Little Quarsarty Cemetery, Cromwell.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Terry Harjo

Terry Deon Harjo, 62 year-old lifelong Maud area resident died Saturday, Feb 25, 2012.

He was born Feb 17, 1950 in Seminole, to Leta Faye "Honey" (Price) Harjo and Charley Harjo.

Terry graduated from Maud High School and later worked in the oilfield.

Terry is survived by his longtime companion, Pat Boren of the home; three sons, Charles Houston Harjo of Midwest City, Terrence Lee "Levi" Harjo of Wolf, Jeremy Harjo of Guthrie; three brothers, Phillip Harjo of Wolf, Sterling Harjo of Oklahoma City, Matthew Harjo of Oklahoma City; three grandchildren.

Terry is preceded in death by both of his parents.

A memorial services is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Hershel Davis will officiate the service.

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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Rita Harjo-Phelps

Rita Harjo-Phelps, 50 year-old, lifelong Maud resident died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born Dec. 18, 1961 in Shawnee to parents Jonases "Smokey" Harjo and Mary Ellen (Scott) Harjo.

She attended Maud Schools graduating in 1980.

In 2003 Rita married David Harris in Van Buren, Arkansas.

Survivors include her husband, David Harris of the home; two sons, Joshua Phelps of Maud, Jeremiah Harjo of Staten Island, New York; three brothers, Leon Harjo, Randy Harjo and Albert Curley all of Maud; four sisters, Joanna Harjo-Gentry of Asher, Jeannette Harjo-Codd of Staten Island, New York, Toni Harjo of Maud and Tiffany Harjo of Blackwell.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jonases "Smokey" Harjo; her mother, Mary Harjo; two sisters, Rosie Harjo and Kathie Harjo-Hurst; and grandfather, Lee Harjo.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 at the Church of Christ in Maud with Rev. Jimsey Harjo and Rev. Houston Tiger officiating the service.

She will be taken to the home (317 W. Ash in Maud) at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.

She will be taken to the Maud Church of Christ on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. for a wake to be held that evening.

Casket Bearers will be Sonny Turnbow, Albert Curley, Chuddo Williams, Christian Harjo, Josh Blankenship and Hugh Dean Megee.

Honorary Bearers will be George Codd, Hunter Codd, Eric Powell, Bubba Watson and Sandy Williams.

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

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

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Hansel Harper

Long time Seminole county resident, Hansel H. Harper passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at Seminole at the age of 93.

Hansel was born on May 15, 1919 in Bilby, Okla., which is located in Hughes county to parents J.T. Harper and Iva (Woodward) Harper.

Hansel was an oil field truck superintendent, building drilling locations; he worked for Stephens Production and Guy Nall Trucking.

He was a rancher in Arkansas and then in Seminole when he moved back.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge, American Legion, NRA and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Work was his hobby.

He also enjoyed dancing and working cattle. Hansel loved to live life to its fullest.

He served in the United States Army as a sergeant during World War Il; he was a Purple Heart recipient and the Combat Infantryman Badge for intense face to face combat with the enemy.

Hansel married Opal Alemeda Buscher on March 16, 1940, in St. Charles, Mo. Opal Buscher Harper preceded him in death on Jan. 29, 1995.

His two sons, Mark Harper and his wife Ann Harper of Seminole and Dean Harper of Seminole; his daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Jerry Watkins of Seminole and a sister, Loreice Barton of Tuscon, Ariz., survive Mr. Harper. Six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive him.

His parents; his wife, Opal; a son, Gary Harper and a sister, Wynema Cupp, preceded him in death.

Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole are in charge of arrangements.

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Christina Harris

Christina "Tina" Harris was born to Gerald Price and LaVonta Price on Jan. 30, 1956 in Comanche County.

She died on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012.

She married Orthel Harris Jr. on June 1, 1974 in Shawnee.

She had three daughters, Dusty Harris Dosh, Daneille Harris, Candy Spagnola and seven grandchildren.

She was preceeded by her parents and one grandchild.

Per her wishes, no services will be held at this time.

Grady Harris

Grady Harris, 73, of Huntsville, died Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Northwest Medical Center, Springdale, Arkansas.

He was born April 11, 1939 in Pelsor, Ar., the son of Floyd and Lilly Sheperd Harris.

He was a truck drive, law enforcement officer for the City of Wewoka, Seminole County Sheriff’s Department and police chief for the City of Konawa.

He retired as Konawa’s police chief before moving to Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delouris June "Lois" Ingram Harris on April 11, 2008.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Michael Wayne Harris; his parents and two brothers, O.D. Harris and Winston Harris.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Justin and Tina Harris of Huntsville; one daughter, Cristi Harris of Green Forest; six brothers, Phil Harris, Larry Harris, Allen Harris and Bobby Harris, all of Oklahoma; Darrel Harris and Frank Harris, both of Texas; four sisters, Winnie Stilwell and Esther Hopkins, both of Oklahoma, Fran Chambless of Texas, and Jeanie Melton of Arizona; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 26 in the chapel of Brashears Funeral Home.

Pastor Dennis Brannan officiated.

Interment was in the Marshall Cemetery in Forum, Arkansas.

Pallbearers were Ralph Perez, Steve Curl, Brandon Walker, Don Smith, Clint Ham and Darrell Smith.

Honorary pallbearer was Benny Smith.

Arrangements were under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home in Arkansas.

James Harris

James Allen Harris was born on Jan. 13, 1921 in Shawnee to August L. Harris and Lorene Thatcher Rooker.

He passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

James went to elementary school at Twin Oaks in Seminole.

He also went to junior high and high school at Varnum and Strother, which are both in Seminole as well.

He went to college at Seminole Junior College for two years before being drafted into the Army.

He played college basketball and some semipro baseball with the local Seminole team.

On July 7, 1942, he was drafted into the Army and sent to Fort Sill.

He was assigned to the 126th Division of Engineers under Lt. Col. Ballard as his commanding officer.

He was also part of the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, CO.

From Camp Hale he was then transferred on to Po Valley, Italy where he served during WWII.

On July 11th, 1943, he married Mary Sue Duvall and was married for 69 years.

On May 18, 1945, he began his family with their first child, James Allen Harris Jr.

James was Honorably discharged from the service of the Army in October 1945.

When James returned from the Army he and his family moved to Skellytown, TX.

While at Skellytown, James and his wife had most of their children.

The next children to be born was Betty Ann, Wayne Edward and Dorothy Sue.

It was unfortunate but James and Mary Sue lost their child, Dorothy Sue.

In 1951, James moved his family back to Seminole and began working for Sinclair Oil Co., which later became ARCO Oil and Gas.

In 1956, James and wife had their fifth and final child, Bob Lee Harris.

ARCO Oil and Gas moved James and his family several times and moved them to Plains, TX and then on to Dayton, TX in 1968.

In April of 1979, James and family moved to Liberty, TX and retired in April of 1984.

During his retirement, James continued his life with many activities.

He built scale replicas of western wagons.

He taught classes on Porcelain Lace Draping which was a lost art for many years.

He also made most of the wild flowers of Texas in Porcelain as well as many of the American Indians.

James had a hard working life beginning on a farm in Oklahoma but enjoyed his life with his wife and family.

He enjoyed 91 years before passing.

James is survived by children, James Allen Harris Jr., Betty Ann Nelson, Wayne Edward Harris and Bob Lee Harris; grandchildren, Mickeal J. Harris, John Wayne Lowe, Ronda Kay Lowe, Zackary Harris, Chelsea Nesmith, Codi Harris, Danielle Laird, Nicholas Harris and Martha Wickliffe; great grandchildren, Kristai Harris, Kaitlyn Lowe, Marlie Deason, Avery Nesmith, Taylor Holcomb, Madison Ellis, Kayla Laid, Brooklyn Tyrell and Tristan Tyrell; brother, J.D. "Jerald" Harris and sisters, Carolyn Sue Evans and Lu Ann Black.

James was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bobby Gene Harris and Paul Harris.

Services will be held Saturday, July 28 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at 117 Forest Drive, Liberty, TX

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd. Houston, TX 77030-4123.

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Patrick Harris

Patrick H. Harris, Jr, 61, loving husband and father, longtime Seminole resident and previous owner of Little Grocery and Deli in Little, died May 26, 2012 in Tulsa.

Patrick was born May 12, 1951 in Oklahoma City to Patrick Horace Harris, Sr. and Retha Aldean (Phillips) Harris.

Pat worked hard every day of his life.

He loved his family and they never wanted for anything.

He was a great Christian man and raised his family in the church.

He loved his life on his farm and he loved his down time on his boat.

Pat still made numerous family trips with his children and grandchildren.

He will be greatly missed.

Patrick married Robyn Sue White on May 22, 1970 in Marietta.

His wife, Robyn Sue Harris of the home survives Patrick and their children, Jennifer Merrell and her husband Jordan of Missouri City, Texas, Patrick H. Harris III and his wife Starla of Oklahoma City, and Michelle Glenn and her husband Kirby of Shawnee.

Patrick and Robyn had twelve grandchildren, Tarynn Gray, Joshua Merrell, Jade Merrell, Aubrey Harris, Jacob Harris, James Glenn, Mercedes Glenn, Jackson Glenn, Ashlee Glenn, Josiah Glenn, Jacob "Landon" Glenn and Jasper Glenn. His mother Retha Aldean Harris of Seminole, also survives Patrick.

Patrick was survived by four brothers, Michael Harris and his wife, Teri of Seminole, Russell Harris of Seminole, Dr. Dennis Harris and his wife Gay of Oklahoma City, Scott Harris and his wife Melinda of Texas and one sister, Linda Russell and her husband David of Seminole. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.

His father, Patrick H. Harris, Sr. and nephew Michael "Mikey" Harris Jr. preceded Patrick in death.

Funeral services are planned for 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the Highway Baptist Church in Little with burial following at Little Cemetery. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the service.

Casket bearers will be Patrick H. Harris III, Jordan Merrell, Kirby Glenn, Dennis Harris, Joshua Merrell and Steve Seay.

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

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Kenneth Harrison

Services for Wewoka resident Kenneth Harrison are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Hilltop Indian Presbyterian Church Wewoka with Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Kelly Tiger Jr. officiating and burial at Spencer Family Cemetery.

He was born March 2, 1935 in Lima Stone, Oklahoma to Willie Harrison and Elsie (Yahola) Harrison.

He died Sunday, July 1st, 2012 at his residence in Wewoka at the age of 77.

He attended Lima Stone schools and Okmulgee Tech, receiving a certificate in auto body mechanic.

Prior to his retirement he worked as a laborer for Hayes Axel, Seminole.

He was a member of the Eufaula Band.

Preceding him in death are his parents; four sisters and seven brothers.

Survivors include his children, Roderick Harrison, Wewoka, Rhoda DeAnn Harrison, Wewoka and Veta Clarice Harrison Larney of OKC; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Felix Herrera Jr., Feliciano Rivera, Roy Larney Jr., Matthew Larney, Irwin Holata, and Aaron Harrison.

Honorary pallbearers will be Stefan Harrison, Marlin Shield, Amon King, and Sarney Camp.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Allene Hart

Former Wewoka resident Allene Garnet Hart, passed away Monday morning, Dec. 17, 2012 in Tulsa at the age of 94 years.

She was born May 27, 1918 in Wewoka to the late Walter Eugene and Mary D. (Kemp) Casey.

Allene was a graduate of Wewoka High School and later attended Oklahoma University.

She was a member of the Wewoka Church of Christ.

Her hobbies were gardening, fishing at Wewoka lake, cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Preceding Allene in death are her parents; husband, Dr. James Hart Jr.; daughters, Betty Sharon Hart, Beverly Hart; grandsons, Jason and Gregory Bingham, and son-in-law, Vernon Bingham.

Survivors include daughter Janet Bingham McCabe and husband Jack of Tulsa; son, James Hart III and wife Betty of Ft. Worth, Tex.; grandchildren, Casey Bingham, Seth Bingham, Melissa DeJesus, Amanda Keller, Trey Hart, Rayne Fitzmaurice, Chad Hart, and Kendell Campbell; twelve great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at Oakwood Cemetery with Aaron Alsbrook of Church of Christ officiating.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Allene Hart

Former Wewoka resident Allene Garnet Hart, passed away Monday morning, Dec. 17, 2012 in Tulsa at the age of 94 years.

She was born May 27, 1918 in Wewoka to the late Walter Eugene and Mary D. (Kemp) Casey.

Allene was a graduate of Wewoka high school and later attended Oklahoma University.

She was a member of the Wewoka Church of Christ.

Her hobbies were gardening, fishing at Wewoka lake, cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Preceding Allene in death are her parents; husband, Dr. James Hart Jr.; daughters, Betty Sharon Hart, Beverly Hart; grandsons, Jason and Gregory Bingham, and son-in-law Vernon Bingham.

Survivors include daughter, Janet Bingham McCabe and husband Jack of Tulsa; grandchildren, Casey Bingham, Seth Bingham, Melissa DeJesus, Amanda Keller, Trey Hart, Rayne Fitzmaurice, Chad Hart, and Kendell Campbell; twelve great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at Oakwood Cemetery with Aaron Alsbrook of Church of Christ officiating.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Frances Hartman

 

Frances "Frankie" Shirley Ann Hartman,73 was born July 27, 1938 in Wewoka, OK to Bluford M."Pete and Myrtle (Reno) Edwards.

She married Johnny Hartman on Nov 3, 1987 in Rogers, AR. They lived in Shawnee, OK before moving to Eufaula.

She was a self-employed Beautician for a number of years.

Frankie was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Kathryn Windewen, Ruth Hood, Judy Pratt, Chick Goodman and a brother Robert Edwards.

Survivors include : Husband John Hartman of Eufaula; Children; Tony Jamieson, Guymon, Dianna "Sissy" Williams of Dallas, TX, Kelly L. White of Guymon, Ricky Hartman, of Shawnee, Kelly R. Hartman Okemah, and Tony Hartman of Ardmore; Brothers Michael Edwards of Ohio and Steve Edwards of Ada and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be David Goodman, Kirk Goodman, Steve Nelson, Jesse Nelson, Jeremy Nelson, and Ricky Hartman.

Graveside services will be 1:00 PM Thursday, Jan 5, 2011 at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Roy Starr Harvey

Roy Starr Harvey, Seminole resident passed away at the age of 69 on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at Fort Worth, Tx.

He was born March 19, 1943 in Seminole to Roy Wood Harvey and Lola Harvey.

He is survived by two sons, Chris and Gerald Harvey; one brother and sister-in-law, A.B. and Wanda Harvey of Seminole, one sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Jerry Crow of Sand Springs; two nieces, Rita Barrett of Seminole and Terri Belk of Sand Springs; two nephews, Allen Harvey of Seminole and Barry Crow of Sand Springs.

There will be a private family service.

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Norma Hawk

Norma Sue (Sullivan) Hawk, 70 year-old Tulsa resident died Sunday, Feb 12, 2012.

She was born March 18, 1941 in Checotah, to Oscar and Alice Sullivan.

She grew up in Checotah where she worked at the Katy Café.

She is preceded in death by her father, Oscar Sullivan.

She is survived by husband, Ron Hawk of the home; one son, Michael Stone of Seminole; two daughters, Cindy Summerlin and Dianna Eaton; mother, Alice Sulllivan Miner of Seminole; two sisters, Sharon McCoy, Murlene Cox; one brother, Ricky Sullivan; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at Garrett’s Funeral Home Chapel in Checotah, Oklahoma. Interment followed at Council Hill Cemetery. Rev. Jerry Carson officiated the service.

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Nathias Hawkins-Robinson

Funeral services for Nathias Ray Hawkins-Robinson of Ada will be 1:00 pm Friday, May 11, 2012 at Smith-Phillips Funeral Home in Ada.

Burial to follow at Cornelius Family Cemetery in Little, OK.

Wake service, officiated by Billy Merritt, will begin at 7:00 pm Thursday, May 10, 2012 at the funeral home.

Nathias passed away on Monday, May 7, 2012 at the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center in Ada.

He was born May 7, 2012 to Loring Robinson and Derekah Hawkins.

Nathias is survived by his mother, Derekah Hawkins of Ada; father, Loring Robinson of Ada; two brothers, Saije and Kaden Kilcrease of Ada; grandparents, Jim and Jaedeen Hawkins of Ada and Veronica Robinson of Wichita, KS; step-grandfather, Kenny Robinson of Wichita; paternal great-grandparents, Raymond and Patricia Pompa of Wichita; paternal uncles, Bobby Jr. and Josh Robinson of Konawa; maternal uncles, Jimmy "Chow" Hawkins of McAlester, Toby and Kelly "MKZ" Hawkins of Ada, and Sheldon "Burt" Newton of Ada; paternal aunts, Angie Robinson and Selena Jackson of Konawa and Charlene Robinson of Oklahoma City; and maternal aunt, Erika "Missy" Daniels of Ada.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Carol Hawkins; maternal uncles, Josh "Sasquatch" Hawkins and Casey Hawkins; and paternal grandfather, Bobby Robinson Sr.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Smith-Phillips Funeral Home, Ada.

Online guest book at: www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Martin Haynes

Martin Wayne "Baby Boy" Haynes, 48, passed away at home on May 21, 2012 in Seminole.

He was born Sept. 22, 1964 to William and Delores (Thlocco) Haynes in Claremore.

Martin attended Seminole Public Schools.

He worked with Coates Roofing and went to school at Tahlequah job corp for a heavy equipment operator.

He also worked for Seminole waterproofing.

Martin loved spending time with all of his nieces, Lacy Vigil, Chaney Cecil and Jenny Allen and his nephews, he was the uncle who loved spoiling them all.

He was the one to call when his great niece needed to be calmed down with his singing.

Martin was known by everyone as "Baby Boy," he made everyone laugh.

He loved watching home videos from his Missouri trips to his sisters’.

He also loved listening to music and playing his guitar.

He was always hanging out in front of the house with his brother Marty "Cepane."

Martin is survived by his parents, William and Delores Haynes of Seminole; two brothers, Marty and Billy Haynes, both of Seminole; three sisters, Serena Vigil of Seminole, Wendy Haynes of Tecumseh and Latrisha Allen and her husband Paul Allen, Sr. of Missouri.

He is also survived by a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends.

Martin was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Nancy Jacobs and Henry Haynes in 1964; his maternal grandparents in 1972, Josephine Yarbrough Harjo in 2011 and Bunny Thlocco in 1987.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Rev. Elmer Haynes, Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Donnie Wolf will officiate the service. Burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens of Seminole.

A wake service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Serving as casket bearers are Anthony Tiger, Jeremy Harjo, Wilson Harjo, Kenny Bowlegs, Billy Haynes, Steve Harjo, Jerrod Sutton and Bill Green.

Honorary bearers are Brandon Vigil, Derek Vigil, Paul Allen, Jr., John Allen, William Allen, Joshua Allen, Shadow Haynes, Ty Haynes, Paul Allen, Sr., C.J. Vigil, William Haynes, Jerry Haynes and Chad Cecil.

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

Services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

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Joyce Heffley

Joyce Ruth (Renfro) Heffley, 78 year-old, lifelong Maud resident passed from this life Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 at her home in Maud.

She was born Oct. 26, 1933 in Maud to parents William Morten Renfro and Clytie Mae (Wade) Renfro.

Joyce graduated from Maud High School in 1952. She married Luster Lee Heffley on April 6, 1950 in Chandler.

Joyce worked for the United States Postal Service as a rural route carrier until her retirement in 1991.

She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Maud where she had served the Lord in many different areas from teaching Sunday school to serving at Church dinners.

Joyce leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 62 years, Luster Heffley of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Lance and Teresa Heffley of McLoud; two daughters and a son-in-law, Lisa Prince of Maud, Susan and Frank Williams of Maud; one sister, Grace Gaines of Maud; one sister-in-law, Sharon Renfro of Maud; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Duaine Renfro, William "Cubby" Renfro, George Renfro and Ike Renfro she is also preceded by one sister, Helen Schultz.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud with Pastor Rusty McMullen and Rev. Fred Stewart officiating.

Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

Casket Bearers will be Cody Williams, Jason Wolf, Jessie Williams, Darrin Heffley, Eddie Heffley and Caleb Parris.

Honorary Bearer will be Frank Williams.

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

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

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Robert Heffley

Robert L. Heffley, 59 year-old, longtime former Seminole resident passed from this life Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Midwest City Hospital.

He was born Feb. 26, 1953 in Wewoka to parents Daniel Matthew Heffley and Laura Jane (Loudermilk) Heffley.

Robert attended Seminole Public Schools and Seminole High School.

On Nov. 17, 1976, Robert married Diana McLaughlin at the First United Methodist Church in Seminole.

The couple has lived in Midwest City for the past 30 years where Robert worked for the State of Oklahoma Employment Security Commission Print Shop located in Oklahoma City.

He loved his family dearly and he felt that his goal in life was to make people laugh.

Robert was also an avid outdoorsman loving to fish and hunt.

Robert leaves to cherish his memory his wife of almost 36 years, Diana Heffley of the home in Midwest City; five daughters, Paula Wells and her fiancé Jamie Warren of Midwest City, Pamela and her husband, Lee Rimer of Harrah, Melissa Parks and her husband, John Thompson of Amber, Sherri and her husband, Steven Eaton of Choctaw, Emily and her husband, Jonathon Darby of Stillwater; four brothers, Joe Heffley of Seminole, Jim Heffley of Eufaula, Kenneth Heffley of Bethel Acres, Ronnie Heffley of Midwest City; three sisters, Louise Moore of Broken Bow, Wanda Mauhuolic of Seminole, Bertha Pokrefky of Seminole; seven grandchildren, Courtney, Ashley, Ryan, Jessica, Evan, Brandi and Will; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and dear friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents and by one brother, Leon Heffley.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Pastor Curtis Ophus officiating.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Joe Heffley, Jim Heffley, Ronnie Heffley, Kenneth Heffley, Steven Eaton, James Heffley, Eugene Sanders and Nick Rankin.

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

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

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Mary Hendryx

July 25, 1931 – Nov. 3, 2012

Mary Imogene Hendryx, 81, Seminole resident died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 in Seminole.

She was born on July 25, 1931 in Cromwell to Jesse Merl and Essie (Smith) Fleming.

Mary attended schools at Pleasant Grove Schools in Seminole and graduated from Pleasant Grove High School.

She was a homemaker and co-owner of Seminole Tank Service.

She attended the Free Will Baptist Church in Seminole and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and also served as a Den Mother for Cub Scouts.

She married Ed Hendryx on April 5, 1949 in Seminole and he preceded her in death July 3, 1999.

She is survived by two sons, Mike Hendryx and his wife Venus and Scott Hendryx both of Seminole; her daughters, Lori and her husband Jody Cruce of Okemah and Susan Kelley of Edmond; two daughters-in-laws, Lois Hendryx and Gayla Hendryx both of Seminole; thirteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.

Her parents, her husband, Ed "Pooge" Hendyrx, her sons Ronnie Hendryx and Jeff Hendryx, a son-in-law Charlie Kelley, grandson Shane Hendryx, four brothers and two sisters preceded Mary in death.

The family wishes to thank the Seminole Care and Rehab Center and Faith Hospice. A special thanks to her dear friend Clara Lawyer and daughter-in-law Gayla for her loving care.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Allen Wood officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Joshua Torres, Jason Hendryx, Clinton Tooley, Zacharay Book, Charles Kelley, Caleb McCutcheon, Bradley Hendryx, Steven Hendryx, Gavin Nadeau, Ethan Tooley, Josh McCutcheon, Brian Smith, Martin Mize and Korey Surratt.

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

Hendryx

 

 

 

Linda Henington

Linda Ruth Henington, 52, Wewoka resident died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at her home in Wewoka.

Linda was born Sept. 21, 1960 in Wewoka to Frank Junior and Margaret Ruth (Bryant) Gore.

Linda was a member of the Bearden Holiness Church and worked as a Nurse’s Aid.

Linda is survived by a daughter, Angela Mariott of Wewoka; two brothers, Frank Jackson Gore of Seminole and John Gore of Bowlegs; eight sisters, Maggie Kilgore of Wewoka, Della Pitts of St. Louis, Brenda White of Bowlegs, Hazel Jackson of Denison, Texas, Frances Monks of Bowlegs, Mildred Kay Lee of Seminole, Eunice James of Seminole and Margaret Jackson of Denison, Texas; along with three grandchildren, Breasha Mariott, Qualen Mariott and Kahaner Mariott.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Joannie Jean Mooney.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Nancy Dodson officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Bobby Hasbell, Mike White, Boo James, Michael Jordon, Derrick Jackson and Tommy Monks.

Honorary bearers will be Kenny Mooney, Dustin Dooley and Correy Bennett.

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

Henington

 

 

 

Nancy Herndon

Nancy Jo (Wood) Herndon, long time Seminole county resident passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at Shawnee at the age of 60.

Nancy was born Jan. 9, 1952 in Wewoka to parents, Frazier Wood and Francis Burgess Tanyan.

She graduated from Byng High School and a member of the Seminole Indian Baptist Church of Konawa and a member of the Seminole and Creek tribes.

Nancy was a loving housewife who enjoyed her family and being with her grandchildren.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Dwayne Smith; three sons, Anthony Wayne Gibson of Holdenville, Erick Smith and Alisha Phillips both of Seminole and Dewayne Lee Smith and his wife, Karrie of Seminole; one brother, Lee Wayne Wood and his wife, Lauri of Denton, Texas; one grandchild, Payshence Phillips and one step grandchild, Laveah Beavers.

She is also survived by one uncle, Jonas Burgess of Seminole and two aunts, Martha Mae Palmer of Seminole, and Evelyn Puntka of Shawnee.

Nancy was preceded in death by her mother, Francis; father, Frazier Wood and step-father, Ed Tanyan; sisters, Jennifer Wood Tue and Jane Boydston and son, Horace Herndon Jr..

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel at Seminole.

Officiating minister will be Rev. Bill Hobia. Burial will take place at Seminole Indian Baptist Cemetery, Seminole County.

Serving as casket bearers are Derick Henshaw, Ronnie Burgess, Tyler Boydston, Bobby Boydston, Josh Cross and Robert Wood.

A wake service will be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.

Messages of condolence may be sent to wwwswearingenfuneralhome.com

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

Herndon

 

 

 

William Hickman

William Elmo Hickman, of Oklahoma City, was born February 4, 1943 and passed away January 11, 2012 at age 68.

He loved to hunt and fish and spend time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Peggy Hickman.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Bonnie; sister Nancy and her husband Bobby Rutherford of Rockport, TX; five daughters, Melissa and her husband Tony Bevelhymer of Wewoka, OK; Regina Olsen of Seminole, OK; Karin and her husband Chris Fitzpatrick of Yukon, OK; Kim Hickman and her partner Susan Kanter of Littleton, CO; Jennifer and her husband John Craig of Fort Smith, AR; and grandchildren Lauren Olsen, Adam and Shay Bevelhymer, Matthew Olsen, Amanda and Nick Morrison, Brooke Fitzpatrick, Andrew Bevelymer, Emily Craig, Sarah Craig, and Molly Fitzpatrick.

Memorial Service will be 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2012 at Smith & Kernke Funeral Home 1401 NW 23rd Oklahoma City, OK 73106.

Hickman

 

 

 

George Higdon

George Kenneth Higdon, 82, longtime Seminole resident died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at his home in Seminole surrounded by his loving family.

George was born April 29, 1930 in Seminole to Luther and Kate Ruth (Gurley) Higdon.

George lived all his life in Seminole and attended Pleasant Grove Schools and graduated in 1948.

George was a self-employed oilfield consultant and worked in the Seminole oilfields for over 45 years, retiring in 1987.

George went back to work in 1988 for Seminole Public Schools as a bus driver and later drove the Senior Citizen bus for Seminole he was very active in community affairs and enjoyed donating his time screening children for vision problems at local elementary schools.

George was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Seminole. George was also a member of the Seminole Masonic City Lodge # 476, K.C.C. H & McAlester Consistory and Scottish Rite, had reached the highest degree of a 33rd degree mason.

George was very active as a mason for over 55 years and served in all the local officer positions and was a member of the degree team # 28.

George loved fishing and enjoyed going with his family as much as possible.

George married Jennie Lee Rounsaville on June 6, 1949 at the First United Methodist Church parsonage in Seminole.

They were married for 63 years and had three children Kenneth D. Higdon, Karan Higdon and Keith Higdon.

His wife, Jennie Higdon, of the home; two sons, Kenneth D. Higdon and his wife Helen of Yukon and Keith Higdon of Lubbock, Texas survives George.

His son-in-law Bob Douthit of Seminole; his seven grandchildren, Scott Douthit of Seminole, George David Higdon of Moore, Bobby Douthit of Seminole, Bonnie Decker of Seminole, Becky Deer of Seminole, Candace Higdon of Shawnee, and Deana Byrd of Seminole along with sixteen great grandchildren also survive him.

He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Cancer Foundation.

He was preceded in death by his parents Kate and Luther Higdon; one sister Pat Padgett; his daughter Karen Ann (Higdon) Douthit, and his granddaughter, Jennifer L. Higdon.

Funeral services with Masonic rites will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday Oct. 29, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole. Officiating at the service will be Rev. Dave Karges and Rev. Glen Pence.

Casket bearers will be Scott Douthit, Bobby Douthit, George D. Higdon, Charles Byrd, Tyler Douthit, and Jay Kelly.

Honorary bearers will be Cotton Douthit, Bob Douthit and Charles Padgett.

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

Higdon

 

 

 

Paul Higdon

Paul Clinton Higdon passed away April 22, 2012.

He was born July 22, 1934 the son of Dave and Edna Mills Higdon in Seminole.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene of Hutchinson, KS; son, Philip (Toni) of Topeka, KS; daughter, Tammy Higdon of Little Rock, Arkansas; step son, Mark Stark (Megan) of Colorado; two brothers, Tom (Jerri) of Benton, KS; David (Chris) of Hutchinson, KS; four grandchildren, Nathaniel and Kaleb Higdon, Christian and Hannah Brooks and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Norma Higdon and his first wife of 48 years, Alice Ann Russell Higdon.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Elliott Chapel with Jimie Wray Meade and Duane Eggleston officiating.

Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 27, 2012 at Vamoosa Cemetery, Vamoosa.

Friends may call 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday and 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday with family present 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Elliott Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Carpenter Place, Wichita or Eastwood Church of Christ (Widow/Widowers Ministry) in care of the mortuary.

Visit www.elliottmortuary.com to leave a condolence or remembrance for Paul’s family.

 

 

Urschel Hilterbran

Urschel Ray Hilterbran, 78, of Oklahoma City died Friday, June 1, 2012 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

He was a former longtime Seminole resident.

He was born Aug. 15, 1933 in Seminole to Ralph Simon and Pearley May (Morton) Hilterbran.

He managed convenience stores for Conoco-Phillips.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by daughter, Brenda Freel of Buchanan, Michgian; son, Ralph Wayne Hilterbran of Las Vegas, Nevada and five grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole with U.S. Navy Honors.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the service.

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

Hilterbran

 

 

 

Viola Himes

Viola Himes, age 89 and former resident of Konawa died Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Rolling Hills Care Center in Catoosa.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Burial will follow a Konawa Cemetery. Rev. Mitch Williams, pastor of Byng Assembly of God Church will officiate.

Pallbearers are Michael Koman James Davis, Earl Warner, Steve Nelms, John Northweather, and James Northweather.

Viola was born Dec. 27, 1922 in Hollis to Edward Moses Thompson and Beulah Franklin (Sloan) Thompson.

She married Lee Himes on Feb. 16, 1971 in Gretna, Louisiana and worked in retail sales.

Viola is survived by one son, Gene Gregory of Cookson; two daughters, Brenda Northweather of Claremore and Linda Warner of Talala; two brothers, Emory Thompson of Houston, Texas and L.V.D. Thompson of Roseburg, Oregon; 14 grandchildren, several step-grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren, several step-great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren, and several step-great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Beulah Thompson; her husband, Lee Himes; two children, Glenda Stark and Jessie Gregory; two sisters and two brothers.

Himes

 

 

 

Thelma Hood

Thelma Hood, died Friday, April 13, 2012.

He was born Nov. 18, 1932 to Walter and Annie Hood in Earlsboro.

Thelma attended Douglas School and Dunbar High School.

His mother, father and eleven of his brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

He is survived by two daughters, Debra Lewis of Topeka, Kansas and Veronica Benard of Earlsboro; two sisters, Margie Logan of Oklahoma City and Winnie Mae Wilson of Fresno, California; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with James K. Grayson officiating. Interment will follow at Earlsboro Cemetery in Earlsboro.

Pallbearers will be Dewayne Daniels, Larry Jeffries, Russel Johnson, Eugene Daniels, Rodney Harris and Maurice Harris.

Honorary Bearers are Jimmy Gamble, Donnie Hardeman, C.D. Norman, Joe Brooks, Stanley Logan and Herman Hill.

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

 

 

 

Ivan Hopkins

Ivan Gordon Hopkins, a Shawnee resident died Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the age of 83.

He was born in Seminole on July 31, 1928 to parents Floyd Edward Hopkins and Maud Margaret (Vaughn) Hopkins.

He was employed as a shop foreman for National Concrete in Seminole and retired from the civil service after 29 1/2 years.

He was a machinist and a tool and die maker.

He served in the United States Army.

He married Viola (Welch) Hopkins, on April 22, 1949 in Shawnee.

He is survived by one son, Randy Hopkins of Shawnee; two daughters, Regina Post and Pamela Johnson both of Shawnee; seven grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Arthur Clyde Wells III and granddaughter, Jenniffer Lynn Hopkins.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel of Seminole. Reverend Clifford Welch will officiate with burial at Little Cemetery, Seminole.

Serving as casket bearers are Danny Hilton, Randy Hopkins, Robert Hawkins, Jerry Andrew, Jerry Vaughn, Charles Franklin, Dalton Johnson, and Floyd Spears.

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

Hopkins

 

 

 

Doris Hopper

Doris Ann (Skinner) Hopper, 76 year-old, longtime Maud resident passed from this life Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 at her home in Maud.

She was born March 13, 1936 at Ray City, Oklahoma (near Maud) to parents Calvin Dell Skinner and Faye (Martz) Skinner.

Doris graduated from Maud High School in 1954.

Then on Nov. 7, 1959 she married John N. Hopper in Cushing.

Doris was a very active member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Maud. She taught Sunday school for many years and was very involved with the Children’s Ministry for over 30 years. Doris served in any capacity that was needed at the Church from serving as the Cook for Falls Creek for over 25 years to gathering clothes for the Clothes Closet for needy families. She loved to sing in the Church Choir and was instrumental in instructing the Little People Choir.

Doris was a homemaker and loved to create beautiful cakes for birthdays and special holidays for other people.

Doris leaves to cherish her memory her husband of almost 53 years, John N. Hopper; five sons, David Hailey and his wife Neva of Dover, Oklahoma, Ed Hailey and his wife Teleatha of Santiago, Chile, Danny Hailey of Bayfield, Colorado, James Hopper and his wife Linda of Waco, Texas and Johnny Hopper of Trinidad, Colorado; three daughters, Cindi Hailey of Santa Barbara, California, Julie Howard of Maud and Fay Storm and her husband David of Maud; two sisters, Wilma Roberts of Maquoketa, Iowa and Alma Allred of Tulsa; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, George Skinner, Ed Skinner, Calvin Skinner and Jackie Skinner; two sisters, Dorothy Brewer and Alice Jean Skinner.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud with Pastor Rusty McMullen officiating. Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

Casket Bearers will be Bryan Spears, Waylon Curtis, Joshua Hailey, Benjamin Hailey, Cade Storm, and James Howard.

Honorary Bearers will be Craig Hopper, Billy Wayne Hailey and Alex Hopper.

Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud, 405-374-2424.

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

Hopper

 

 

Edward Horton

Edward B. "Ed" Horton, 66, long time Seminole resident died Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Ed was born November 13, 1945 in Bell, California to Louie and Lou Jean (Ham) Horton.

Horton attended school at Bowlegs High School and graduated in 1964. He later attended East Central College in Ada, Oklahoma.

Horton worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in various capacities retiring after 25 years in 2000.

Horton’s passion was golf. He would play in any kind of weather and always had fun.

Horton is survived by his wife Teresa Horton of the home, Son Scott Edward Horton and his wife Annie of Seminole, Oklahoma and his step-son Eric Laffon, U.S. Army, stationed in Alaska.

Three daughters Sherri Sockey of Durant, Oklahoma, Nova Harp and husband Tim of Sallisaw, Oklahoma and Kim Coley and Husband Allen of Chickasha, Oklahoma. One brother and sister-in-law, Dave and Charlotte Horton of Seminole, Oklahoma, survive him.

Horton is also survived by eight grandchildren: Kaycie, Katie and Khloe Harp of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Tad Alford and Tiffany Cooper of Maud, Oklahoma, Cody and Nikki Sockey of Durant, Oklahoma, Abbigayle and Trae Allen (Bubba) Coley of Chickasha, Oklahoma. One niece Cheryl Stevens and children Brittney and Mackenzie Stevens of Seminole, Oklahoma and a host of friends also survive Horton. He had one great grandchild, Brailynn Alford of Maud, Oklahoma.

He will be missed greatly by all who knew him. Horton truly loved his family and close friends.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Maple Grove Cemetery. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the service.

Casket Bearers will be Larry Hendrix, Ronnie Allison, Jim Allison, Mike Callis, Don Pinkerton and Dan Hamilton.

Honorary Pallbearers, Jerry Cheek, Gene Crnkovic and Vernon Houck.

In lieu of flowers, Horton would like you to take a child to play golf. Donations may also be made to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or the American Epilepsy Association.

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

 

Dorothy Hoselton

Dorothy Ann "Dotty" Hoselton, 50 year-old, longtime Seminole County resident died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 at her home in Cromwell.

She was born Jan. 25, 1962 in Tucson, Arizona to parents Larry John Hoselton and Harriett Susan (Hardaway) Hoselton.

She moved to Seminole County 21 years ago from Orange County, California. She worked for the Wrangler Jean Company in Seminole for 12 years before retiring.

She is survived by her father, Larry Hoselton of Tucson, Arizona; one son, Matt Buresh of Midwest City; her former husband, Duane Buresh of Oxnard, California; two brothers, Bert Hoselton and Casey Hoselton both of Seminole and two sisters, Patty Myers and Beth Jenkins both of Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Harriett Hoselton; one son, Justin Hoselton; one brother, Dale Orange and by one niece, Melissa Myers.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Pastors Jim and Anita Moreland officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery north of Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Bert Hoselton, Casey Hoselton, Ryan Hoselton, BJay Jenkins, Roger Torres and Josh Norman.

Honorary bearers will be Scotty Gibbs, Duane Buresh, Tyler Hoselton, Kyle Hoselton and Bradley Davis.

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

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

Hoselton

Vernon Hoskins, Sr.

Vernon Lee Hoskins, Sr., 85, a resident of Asher and a former resident of Konawa died Friday, Oct. 26 at Meeker.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Burial will follow at Vista Cemetery. Sis. Ruby Nell York will officiate.

He was born Dec. 5, 1926 in Asher to Scott Johnson "Johnsie" Hoskins and Bertha (Hunsucker) Hoskins.

He served in the Army.

He married Mary Georgia Tipton on May 15, 1947 in Konawa.

He was a heavy equipment mechanic. He also served as Mayor and City Councilman for Asher.

He is survived by three sons, Vernon Lee Hoskins, Jr. of Shawnee, Rodger Dale Hoskins of Shawnee, and Scott Leon Hoskins of Asher; one brother, J. B. Hoskins of Konawa; seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Scott and Bertha Hoskins; his wife, Georgia Hoskins; one brother, Ed Hoskins; and four sisters, Lois, Orpha, Barbara, and Lenora.

Hoskins

 

 

 

Juanita Houchin

 

Funeral services for Juanita Houchin, 89, were scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday in the Craddock Memorial Chapel. Rev. David Allen officiated. Interment followed in McAlister Cemetery in Overbrook.

Houchin was born April 6, 1922, in Konawa, to Jess and Lillian Morrow Wilson.

She died Feb 5, 2012.

 She married Buck Houchin Feb. 5, 1943, in San Angelo, Texas.

She worked as a waitress at the Ardmore Bus Station.

She is survived by her children, Robert Houchin of Ardmore, Don Houchin of Tucson, Ariz., Glenn Houchin, of Ardmore, Tony Houchin and Wesley Houchin all of Ardmore. She is also survived by brother, Jay L. Wilson of Duncan; two sisters, Jean Castleberry, Oklahoma City, and Wanda Dunn of Ardmore; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, Buck; and a brother, Harold Wilson.

 Serving as pallbearers were Robbie Houchin, Matt McCaw, Phillip Bart, Shannon Houchin, John Bradley Houchin and Michael Houchin.

Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Houchin, Randy Cramer and Michael Morris.

 Memorials can be left to Cross Timbers Hospice.

A webcast of the funeral service can be viewed at craddockfuneralhome.com

Houchin

 

 

 

David Houck Sr.

David Eugene Houck, Sr., 62, lifelong Seminole resident, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012 in Seminole.

David was born in Seminole Aug. 23, 1949 to Marie Robertson and Sylvester Franklin Houck.

On Dec. 9, 1976, David married Carolyn Ross in Seminole.

For many years David worked in the oilfields as a pulling unit operator. He served in the U.S. Army.

David is survived by his wife, Carolyn; three sons, David E. Houck, Jr. of Seminole, Darin Lee Wheeler and Merion Keith Wheeler, both of Earlsboro; two daughters, LaDonna Wheeler of Earlsboro, and Sarah White of Norman; two sisters, Millie Castle of Seminole and Phyllis Casteel of Eufaula; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; one nephew and two grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 30, 2012 at Little Cemetery north of Seminole. Jimmy and Anita Moreland will officiate the service.

Pallbearers will be David Houck, Jr., Tommy Kean, Cody Hasbell, Keith Wheeler, Merion Wheeler and Stoney Kelough.

Honorary Bearers will be Darin Wheeler, Bo Kean and E.B. Simon.

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

Houck

 

 

 

John Howell

 

Funeral services for John Lawrence Howell, 46 year-old Wewoka, resident, will be held Thursday, Feb 2, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in Grace Assembly of God with Wesley Warren and Dolan Ivey officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home.

John was born Oct 16, 1965 in Oklahoma City, to Homer Olan and Sharon (Cook) Howell and passed away Sunday, Jan 29, 2012 in Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

John was raised in Hydro and attended school where he was active in FFA and graduated from Hydro High School in 1983.

He worked for Larry West at his gas station and attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in History and Political Science in 1996.

John was currently teaching at New Lima Public Schools since 2001. He was a class sponsor and a quiz team coach for the academic meets. John loved teaching, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, collecting knives, and taking road trips.

Memorials may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Association or New Lima Academic Bowl Fund.

John is survived by his mother, Sharon Bearpaw of Hydro, Oklahoma; his father, Olan Howell of Ada; and three sisters, Donna Horn and husband, Marcus Sr. of Hydro, Oklahoma, Jeanie Adams and husband, Doug of Butler, Oklahoma; and Christine Howell of Colorado.

Janet Howeth

Janet Leigh Howeth, 59, Earlsboro resident died Saturday, June 30, 2012 at her home.

She was born March 1, 1953 in Oklahoma City to Archie Sylvester and Dorothy Maxine (Scott) Ingrum.

She has lived in the Seminole area for past several years.

Janet grew up in the Oklahoma City area and attended Blanchard High School where she graduated.

She married Charles Roy Howeth, Sr., on July 2, 1981 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Roy Howeth of the home; her mother, Dorothy Ingrum of Norman; one son, Charles Roy Howeth of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky and her daughter, Jancy Diana Johnson of Earlsboro; two sisters Sharon Kay Gray of Norman and Barbara Jean Moncus of Irving, Texas and ten grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at the family home in Earlsboro.

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

Howeth

 

 

 

Lea Hoyle

Lea D. (Bunch) Hoyle, age 57, long-time resident of Konawa died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born March 8, 1955 in Levelland, Texas to Gordon Bunch and Lela (Vickers) Bunch.

She graduated from Taft High School in California and married Bob Hoyle, Jr. on Aug. 24, 1984 in Las Vegas Nevada.

She worked as a telephone operator.

She is survived by her husband, Bob Hoyle, Jr. of the home; one step-daughter, Michelle Watkins of Hugo; one sister, Judy Blackburn of Ada; two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Lela Bunch.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Hoyle

 

 

 

Roger Hulsey

Roger Leon Hulsey was born May 31, 1938 in Merced, California to Elijah and Lillian Hulsey.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Akasvmkv Baptist Church, 400 S Wewoka Ave. in Wewoka. Pastor Dan Factor will officiate.

Roger passed away Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at age 73.

He was a member of Akasvmkv Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Roger was baptized Dec 17, 2000 at Akasvmkv by Pastor Dan Factor.

Roger is survived by his wife Josephine (Factor) Hulsey of Seminole; four sons, Jeff Hulsey of Calhoun, Louisiana, John Hulsey of Dallas, Georgia, Bobby Hulsey of Leesville, Louisiana and David Hulsey and wife Beverly of Summerfield, Louisiana; two step sons, Dennis Fish and wife Kathy of Seminole and Bennie Fish of Holdenville; three daughters, Linda Graham of Lanett of Alabama; Wanda Bryant and husband Lester of Leesville, Louisiana and Mary Ann Waldon and husband Greg of Freeport, Florida; two step daughters, Sharon Kay (Fish) Burgess of Wewoka and Lucy Jo (Fish) Kelough and husband Robert of Seminole; two brothers, Bobby Hulsey of New Mexico and Billy Hulsey of Arkansas and four sisters, Delores Barthlomew of California, Virginia Crauthers of California, Cathy Lemmon of California and Shirley Meeks of Idaho.

Elizabeth Humphrey

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jewel Humphrey died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.

She was a long time resident of Konawa before moving to the Seminole Estates Nursing center in Seminole for the past two years.

She was born June 18, 1910 in St. Louis, Okla.

She attended Konawa schools before attending Vamoosa High School.

On April 10, 1926, she married Claude Humphrey. They had two sons, Max and Jimmy Humphrey.

She worked at various jobs including Bate’s Drug store for many years and was a homemaker.

She is survived by her children and several grandchildren.

There are no services planned at this time.

Arrangements are under the direction of Green Country Funeral Home in Tahlequah.

Kathryn Huser

Kathryn Kyle Huser, born May 8, 1916 in Robinson, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 at the age of 96.

Kathryn attended Wesleyan University and the Chicago Art Institute before being accepted to Northwestern Medical School in Chicago.

Rather than pursue a medical career, she married Bob Kyle Sr. and started a family in Oklahoma.

Years later, after Bob Sr.'s passing, she fell in love with and married Marshall Huser.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Ida Ikemire; brother, Paul; sisters, Jewel, Gladys and Pearl; husbands, Bob Kyle and Marshall Huser; daughter-in-law, Marsha Kyle; son-in-law, John Carter; step-son, Paul Huser, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Kathryn is survived by her son, Bob Kyle and his wife Margaret; her stepchildren, John Huser and his wife Shirley, Sue Carter and Bill Huser, along with all of their children and grandchildren.

She is also survived by her nephew, Harry Williams and his wife Relina, their children and grandchildren, and by her own grandchildren, Chris Kyle, and his wife Andrea, Robbie Kyle, Kate Donovan and her husband Sean, Sarah Blakemore, along with great granddaughter Claire Kyle.

Kathryn truly touched the lives of many people, all of whom felt a special connection with her.

She had many interest and talents.

While her family always came first, she found time along the way to be an accomplished artist, a hat maker, a wine make, to help run a family business, and maintain a large circle of cherished friends.

After her husband Bob's death she returned to school and became a medical technologist, working for many years and making many close friends at Valley View Hospital in Ada.

Upon her marriage to Marshall, she became a knowledgeable manager of oil properties.

She was a fascinating story teller, especially to her beloved grandchildren was a amazing as she was unique to know and love.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Coone of the First Presbyterian Church, Wewoka officiating and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Huser

 

 

 

Rose Hutchings

Rose Lillian (Belanger) Hutchings, 90, died Oct. 4, 2012 in Holdenville.

She was born July 2, 1922 in Dover, New Hampshire to Charles and Roseanne (Gingrass) Belanger.

She attended and graduated from school in Dover.

After high school, Rose began serving her country in the United States Air Corps in Dover, New Hampshire.

Her services included serving during World War II in Fairbanks, Alaska.

She married Emery Hutchings in Dover on June 29, 1946. They moved to Holdenville after their service in the military.

She was employed at the Holdenville Hospital as a purchasing agent for many years.

Rose is preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Wilford Belanger, Albert Belanger, Raymond Belanger, and Eva Palmory.

Survivors include her husband, Emery of the home; children, Linda Hokit of Holdenville, Emery Hutchings Jr. of Rowlett, Delores Melton of Holdenville, and Suzanne Williams of Oklahoma City, 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Christian Funeral Mass is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at the St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Holdenville with Fr. Peter Phung officiating.

Burial will follow at the Holdenville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brad Vandeveer, John Williams, Christopher Babb, Adam Mudd, Noah Houston, and Cody Hill.

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

Online condolences can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Jimmy Hutchinson

 

Graveside service for Jimmy Ray Hutchinson, 79, Lawton will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Mountain Park Cemetery in Mountain Park, Oklahoma with Harlon Woodall officiating.

Mr. Hutchinson died Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 in Oklahoma City.

Arrangements are under the direction of Becker Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Lawton.

There will be a visitation from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Friday at the Becker Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Snyder.

He was born April 2, 1932 in Ozark, Arkansas to Thomas and Hattie (Tripp) Hutchinson.

He married Christina M. Boyd on April 6, 1984 in Vernon, Texas.

Mr. Hutchinson had served in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife, of the home, four children, Sonya Autry, Oklahoma City, Denise Haynes, Granite, Cheryl Love, Snyder and Michael Smith, Killeen, Texas, eighteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by a son, James Michael Hutchinson, brother, Odell Hutchinson, sister, Tommie Hutchinson and two grandsons, Chad Cheek and Anthony Williams.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6465 S. Yale, Suite 312, Tulsa, OK 74136-7810

An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at www.beckerfuneral.com

Ashlee Hutton

Ashlee Hutton, 29, Maud, resident died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at her home in Maud.

She was born March 20, 1983 in Wewoka to Randy Dean and Marilyn Kay (Redding) Calvert.

Ashlee was a homemaker and lived in the Seminole area most of her life.

She is survived by her mother, Marilyn Calvert of Maud; father, Randy Calvert of Seminole; two sons, David Hutton and Paden Wallace of the home and a daughter, Sky Hutton of the home in Maud; four sisters, Carrie Travels of Maud, Sarah Brewer of Seminole, Nicole Weeks of Florida and Caitlin Kueneman of Maud; grandmothers, Ann Redding of Wewoka and Jan Calvert of Texas.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, David Redding and H.B. Calvert Jr. and grandmother, Janice Belshe and uncle, Mark Redding.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka. Rev. Rusty McMullin will officiate at the services.

Casket bearers will be Randy Calvert, Jimmy Calvert, Byron Calvert, Jason Hutton, Cody DeCar, John Brewer and Brandon Travels.

Honorary bearers will be Payden Wallace and David Hutton.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud.

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Clifton Jackson

Clifton Wesley Jackson, 50, lifelong resident of Wewoka passed from this life on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada after a hard fought battle with lung cancer.

He was born Feb. 18, 1962 in Cortez, Colorado to T.C. and Kathryn (Campbell) Jackson.

After graduating from Wewoka High School, Wesley spent most of his life in the oil field or doing construction work with his best friend, business partner, and brother, David.

Those that knew him know how much he loved his family, both biological and non-biological.

He was always laughing and loved to make others laugh, too.

He was an avid Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiast, both as a rider and mechanic, and when he wasn’t working or riding, he was doing yard work or cooking/grilling.

There wasn’t much he couldn’t do, which included learning how to use Facebook.

He was a truly good man, and would do almost anything to help someone in need.

Wesley attended and was a member of Blessed Rock Free Will Baptist Church of Wewoka.

He is survived by his mother, Kathryn Jackson of Wewoka; one brother, David Jackson of Wewoka; three sisters, Brenda Summers of Roff, Susan Parks of Wewoka, and Julia Keesee of Holdenville; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He had no children of his own, but considered himself grandfather to four children through a prior marriage.

He was preceded in death by his father, Tolbert Clifton (T.C.) Jackson.

Funeral services are planned for 11:00 a.m., Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at Blessed Rock Free Will Baptist Church with burial at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka. Pastor Sam Ketcher will officiate the services.

Casket bearers are Jonathan Zeb Summers, Matthew Summers, Cody Keesee, Kyle Pipken, Michael Davis and Mickey LaValley.

Honorary bearer is Tolbert (Tolby) Parks.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Blessed Rock Free Will Baptist Church in Wewoka.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Da’Kera Jackson

Baby girl Da'Kera Jackson was born and died on Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 in Oklahoma City.

She is survived by her mother Teera Danna of Wewoka; brother and sisters, De'Aszyah Olden, Daymond Robertson, and De' Era Robertson and grandparents, Katrina Jackson and Arnell Kemp both of Wewoka.

Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday March 21, 2012 at Thomas Town Cemetery in Sasakwa, with Rev. Reginald Woods officiating.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

David Jackson

David Roy Jackson died March 31, 2012, in Acton, CA.

Jack was born in Jenks, on Nov. 11, 1915 to Neavill (Sloan) and Franklin Jackson.

He went to school in Jenks until the 7th grade and then went to Bowlegs where he graduated high school in 1934.

After high school he attended East Central University in Ada, graduating in 1939.

He taught industrial arts at Butner.

He moved to Seminole in March of 1944 and went to work for Lane Wells Co.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Jackson; sisters, Lois Spiller and Frances Morse and his wife, Winnie.

He is survived by his sons, David, Richard, Dennis; daughter, Ellen Perkins; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren; and his companion of the last 17 years Betty Pearson.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1101 N. Wheeler Ave. in Sallisaw at 2:00 pm, April 17, 2012.

In lieu of flowers, please, make a donation to the nearest hospice or the Sequoyah County Public Library.

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Earl Jackson

Earl Uriah Jackson, longtime Seminole resident, died Friday, March 30, 2012 in Seminole at the age of 90.

He was born Sept. 30, 1921 south of Stroud to Ida May (Spradling) and Uriah Jackson.

On Feb. 14, 1940, Earl married Ocie D. Stotler in Paden.

He worked as an auto mechanic at the Broadway Garage in Seminole for many years.

Earl is survived by his wife, Ocie of the home; two sons, Jimmie Jackson of McLoud, and Ronnie Jackson of Shawnee; one daughter, Peggie Goforth of Seminole; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one sister, one niece and one grandson.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 2, 2012 at Little Cemetery north of Seminole with David Pollard officiating.

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

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Margie Jackson

Margie Jackson, 93, of Binger, Okla., passed away, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 in Binger.

She was born June 20, 1919 to John Alford and Ruth Ida (Brinlee) Elliott in Konawa.

Margie was raised in Konawa and attended Cook School walking one mile to school each day.

She married Chester Arthur Jackson on July 2, 1939 in Konawa.

She attended Wallace Ave Baptist for many years. No matter where her house was she always made it a home.

Margie enjoyed quilting later in life making close to 100 quilts.

She loved spending time and visiting with the people at Shawnee Senior Center. Margie never met a stranger and could talk to anyone.

She was a very organized pack-rat and enjoyed keeping news clippings of family and friends.

Margie was a very hard working woman and loved her family dearly. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

Margie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur Jackson; daughter, Dorothy Ann Prewitt; grandson, Patrick Jackson; great-great grandson, Gabriel Scott Prewitt; and sisters, Mary Jane Kinnamon and Dorothy Elliott.

Those left to cherish her memory are three daughters and sons-in-law, Margie Helen and Doyle Sexton of Asher, Martha Ruth and Kenneth Hester of Seminole, and Mary Beth and LeRoy Wilhelm of Ft. Cobb, OK; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Glenn Monroe and Patricia Jackson, of Davenport and Paul Wayne Jackson of Oklahoma City; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; four sisters, Emma Stockton of Tecumseh, Betty Lou Sandusky of Tishomingo, Ida Faye Kinnamon of Shawnee and Alice Dean Adams of Moore; brother, John Elliott of Tuttle; and numerous extended family and friends.

Visitation will be 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Carl Whitefield officiating.

Burial will follow at Vista Cemetery in Konawa 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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Martha Jackson

Martha Elizabeth Gallahon Jackson passed away Oct 31, 2012.

She was born May 12, 1925 in Holdenville, she was 87 years young.

Martha was employed as a Key Punch Operator with U.S. Government Civil Service Department.

She was preceeded in death by parents Shirley James and Mary Elizabeth Gallahon.

She was the last of six siblings.

Margie Allene Callaway, Callie Mae Weaver, James Franklin Gallahon, Hattie Mae Massey and Mary Alice Gallahon preceeded her in death.

She lost three husbands to death, Hugh J. Lester, "Buddy" Sherrin and Jim Jackson.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Wilson (Billy) Florence, AL and son, Hugh J. Lester, Jr. (Linda Sue) Bonaire, GA. Two step-daughters, Joy Gallion (Ernie) of Crystal River, Florida and Jamie Washington (Larry) of Sacramento, CA; Eight grandchildren, Eight great-grandchildren, and 11 Great-great grandchildren.

The services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your favorite charity of your choice.

Katie James

 

Katie Mae James, age 64 and resident of Wewoka died Saturday, May 5, 2012 at her home.

She was born November 4, 1947 in Okemah, Oklahoma to parents Rosevelt Gilbert and Dorthy Mae (Embery) Gilbert.

Katie had attended Bearden High School and later married Dewey James; he preceded her in death in May of 2002.

Survivors include three children Jerry Blackshire, Tracy James and Stacy James, all of Wewoka; three brothers, Clifford Gilbert, Eugene Gilbert, Roy Lee Gilbert all of Oklahoma City; five grandchildren; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Katie is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and by one sister.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel located at 1001 N. Milt Phillips Ave. in Seminole, Oklahoma. Internment will follow at Bearden Cemetery in Bearden, Oklahoma.

Funeral services have been entrusted to Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Oklahoma.

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

 

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Elizabeth Jefferson

Elizabeth R. Jefferson died Feb 14, 2012 at the age of 91.

She was born on June 20, 1920 in McLoud, to Frank Reed and Jennie (Murdock).

She married Benjamine Jefferson and he preceded her in death in 1997.

Elizabeth served in the United States Navy where she was a nurse.

She is survived by her children; Jenny Alejos, James Jefferson and Ethleen Harjo all of Oklahoma, and Sharron Villarreal, Jose Villarreal and Virginia Apodaca all of Colorado.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hurshel Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Spring Baptist Cemetery in Sasakwa.

Pallbearers will be James Walters, John Walters, Abe Walters, Tony Walters, Jesse Alejos, Carlitos Alejos and James Jefferson.

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

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Floyd Jenkins

Floyd Jenkins, 72, Allen, Oklahoma resident, died Thursday, Feb 16, 2012 at Midwest City, Oklahoma.

He was born on July 1, 1939 to Clarence and Viola Jenkins in Mansfield, Louisana. Floyd was the second oldest of 16 children.

Floyd attended Desota High School and Grambling State University where he played basketball, football and baseball. He excelled in athletics and continued to play basketball at the semi-professional level for Maddock Ice and various other teams over the years.

Floyd met and married the former Rovan Morrison and they were married for 48 years and had one child. His daughter, Joyce (Stella) Ann Garrett, preceded him in death.

Floyd worked for the Civil Government for over 30 years in various positions including optics and pest control at the McAlester Army Ammunition Depot in McAlester, before he retired in 1993.

Floyd was very active in the church and was an ordained Deacon for over 25 years through his passing.

He was a very loving, kind, loyal, compassionate man, who loved and lived his life for God. He had a heart for people and never met a stranger for he embraced all people.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his wife Rovan and granddaughters, Mia Spring and Marisa Garrett and great granddaughters Sharee Garrett all of Englewood, Colorado; thirteen brothers and sisters, Horace Jenkins and his wife Shirley of Sacramento, Calif., Shirley Abraham , Will Jenkins, Sr. and wife Sophia of Denver, Colorado, William, Teresa, Adkins and Patricia Jenkins, Rodrick Jenkins and his wife Tanya and Angela Jenkins of Mansfield, LA., Wanda McMillon and her husband Booker of Shreveport, La, Lena McMillon and husband Emmitt of Keatchie, LA; Marilyn Dotson of Elbert, La; Kathlynn Barnes and husband Eddie Sr. of Spring, Texas; and Ernestine Williams and husband Charles of Houston, Texas, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Clarence Jenkins Sr., and brothers Jack and Clarence Jenkins Jr.

Funeral services are planned for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Feb 25, 2012 at the First Baptist Church, 301 S Mekusukey in Wewoka, with burial at St. Matthews Cemetery east of Seminole. Rev. Larkin Byrd will officiate at the service.

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

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Charles Johnson IV

Charles S. Johnson IV was born on Oct. 24, 1953 to Charles S (Jiggs) and Susie Ann Kilcrease Johnson.

The angels came for him on April 26, 2012 after a long illness at the age of 58 years.

He married Carol Taylor on April 28, they were married for 30 years, she survives him of the Wewoka home.

One son and daughter-in-law, Charles S. Johnson V and Audrey of Wewoka; two daughters Carly Johnson and Phoenix Ivey of Cherokee, North Carolina. He is also survived by grandchildren Taylor, Adrianne, Ashton, Awee, Rayven, Xihanna of Cherokee, NC, Samual, Brian, Anthony, Makenna, Kayla, Jasmine, and Daisy of Wewoka; two brothers Lewis and wife Geri Johnson of Wewoka, Stanley Johnson of Holdenville; sister-in-law Terri Johnson of Wewoka; three sisters Corrine and Jose Johnson, of Sasakwa, Susan and Dan Faulkner and Mary Jacobs of Wewoka. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews who loved him very much and a host of other relatives and friends and relatives.

Preceding him in death are his parents, great aunt Betty Lewis, brother Steve Johnson, niece Stacey Johnson, nephew Davey Jacobs.

Charles attended Compton Grade School, Cowart Jr. High and Wewoka .

He was a proud member of the Wewoka Tiger Band and was selected to attended Boy's State.

He attended East Central University, Haskell Indian Jr College, Northeastern State University where he studied Criminal Justice.

After completing his education, he was employed by Lawrence Kansas PD, Dodge City ,KS PD, Seminole County Sheriffs Dept, and Unalaska, AK PD which he retired, as a sergeant, and returned home to Oklahoma.

After returning to OK, he became involved with the Seminole Nation of OK as a General Council Representative for the Tallahassee Band He served as SNDA Representative and served on the Roads Committee.

Wake service are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Saturday April 28, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kelly Tiger Jr. officiating .

Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2012 at Hilltop Presbyterian Church, Wewoka and burial to follow at Stevens Family Cemetery.

The body will be taken to the Church at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Pallbearers will be the nephews William Johnson, Fransisco Johnson,Stanley Johnson II, Canaan Johnson, Charles Jacobs, and Joshua Taylor.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Fraternal Brotherhood of Law Enforcement from Seminole County Sheriffs Dept, Lawrence Kansas PD, Dodge City, KS PD and Unalaska, AK PD.; Flower girls will be the granddaughters and nieces.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Rudolph Johnson Sr.

 

Rudolph Johnson Sr., a resident of Ardmore, died Thursday, Jan 12, 2012, in Oklahoma City, at the age of 85.

Rudolph was born on Jan 5, 1927 in Wewoka to Charlie Johnson and Hinney (Simmer) Johnson.

 Rudolph grew up in the eastern Oklahoma towns of Wewoka, Henryetta and Okemah. He also attended school at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. While he was attending trade school at Haskell, Rudolph joined the Army National Guard. Following his completion of schooling, he joined the regular U.S. Army where he served until he was honorably discharged in 1945.

Rudolph married Etta Postoak in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 21, 1992.

 He was preceded in death by his mother and his father; a daughter, Arlene Johnson; a brother, Jerome Stanley Johnson; and a sister-in-law, Ramona Harjo.

 He is survived by his wife, Etta of the home; four daughters, Zita Marie Medicine of Henryetta, Ann Hornedeagle of Horton, Kan., Velma Delores Blacksmith of Horton, Kan., and Karen Thomas of Horton, Kan.; three sons, Rudolph Johnson Jr. of Horton, Kan., Randolph Lee Johnson of Powhattan, Kan., and Noah Aaron Johnson of Lawrence, Kan.; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Austin Amos Harjo of Muskogee, Josh Harjo of Canadian, and Amon Harjo of Anadarko; and a stepson, Robert McDonald of Ardmore.

 Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan 13, 2012, at Salem Baptist Church in Salem, Okla. Private committal services will be held in Horton, Kan., at a later time.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Integrity Funeral Service of Henryetta, Okla.

 

 

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Deenna Johnson

 

Wewoka resident, Deenna Mae Johnson died Monday, Jan 2nd, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 51 years.

Deenna was born Jan 4th, 1960 in Talihina OK to Raymond and Barbara (Harjo) Johnson.

Deenna graduated Wewoka High School, and was a homemaker for her children.

Deenna is preceded in death by her father, and one grandson.

She is survived by her mother, Barbara Harjo; children, Sheila Carter, Daniel Harjo, Joni Harjo, Thomas Harjo, and Michael Harjo all of Wewoka, Oklahoma, twelve Grandchildren, and four Great Grandchildren, Brothers Andy Johnson of Seminole, Curtis Johnson of Guymon, Sisters Vickie Lockett of Harrah, Cindy Burton of Yukon, Josie Hazelton of Okmulgee, and Ann "Jiffy" Deatherage of New Lima.

Wake Service will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday Jan 5, 2012 at the Ministry of Life Church in Wewoka.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday Jan 6, 2011 at the Ministry of Life Church in Wewoka with Rev Danny Fualkner and Rev. Houston Tiger Officiating.

Interment will follow at The Stevens Family Cemetery in Wewoka, Oklahoma

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Gurdon Johnson

Gurdon A. Johnson of Wewoka went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 2, 2012 at his home in Wewoka, at the age of 80.

He was born Feb. 23, 1932 to Robert E. and Arlene Johnson in Adona, Arkansas.

He married Ruby Rinkle on Oct. 18, 1952, to this union four children were born.

Ruby preceded him in death in 2004.

He married Janice Bevelhymer on Oct 12, 2007, she survives him of the home.

He served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean conflict.

He was a wonderful husband and father and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

He loved the Lord with all his hearts and served Him with the best of his ability. He dedicated his life to the Lord as an ordained deacon at Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church for nearly 50 years. He served as the adult Sunday School teacher and weekly shared the gospel of Jesus Christ to inmates at the Seminole County Jail.

He was a tender hearted man who loved to help those in need.

He always had a smile on his face.

He was quick to tell a joke and had a heartfelt story for every situation.

He owned and operated Johnson’s General Store at the 5 mile corner for over 40 years.

He along with his son, Dewayne opened Johnson Tire Store in Holdenville in 1985 and remained working there until the day the Lord called him home.

We look forward to one day seeing him again in heaven.

Gurdon is survived by his wife, Janice of the home; one son, Dewayne Johnson and wife Karen, three daughters, Saundra Morris and husband Tom, Donna Abercrombie Kimrey and husband Don, Mary Sanderson and husband Ray all of Wewoka; one sister, Betty Sanders of Oklahoma City; one brother-in-law, Harry Lee Pollard and wife Phyllis of Eugene, OR and one sister-in-law, Norareen Johnson of Moore. Grandchildren, Jason Morris and wife Amber, Scott Johnson and wife Sheena, Nathan Abercrombie, Stefanie Renfro and husband Danny, Ethan Sanderson and wife Christa, and Rachel Sanderson. Great grandchildren, Lora, Jacob, Tyler, Abbey, Blaine, Cason and Jayce.

Gurdon was preceded in death by one grand-daughter, Bethanie Abercrombie Crawford, his parents, Robert and Arlene Johnson, seven siblings, Lee Ella Hisaw, Audra Smith, Coleman Johnson, Al "Ob" Johnson, Bill Johnson, Robert Johnson and Don "Sonny" Johnson.

Pallbearers are grandsons, Jason Morris, Scott Johnson, Nathan Abercrombie, Ethan Sanderson, Jacob Morris and Danny Renfro.

Honorary pallbearers are David Johnson, Earnest Davis, Art Cranfield, Ray Cresap, Leon Barnhart, Byrl Barnhart and Tommy Kiker.

Services are at Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church located SW of Wewoka on Friday, April 6th at 2:00 p.m. Pastors Martin and Donna Gustin will be officiating the services along with nephew, Rev. Harold Rodebush. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetary, Wewoka.

Services are under the direction of Phillips Funeral home.

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Jimmie Johnson

Funeral service for former Wewoka resident Jimmie James Johnson are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012 at First Baptist Church, Seminole with Pastor Clive Cochran of Rock Hill Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Westwood Cemetery.

He died Sunday April 15, 2012 in Oklahoma City, at the age of 52.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Ronald Johnson

Services for Ronald "Ronnie" Gene Johnson, 62, formerly of Edmond will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at the Baggerley Funeral Home Chapel.

His family’s endearing nicknames for him, included "Big Ole Bro" and "PapaPunk".

Ronnie was born Aug. 22, 1950 in Oklahoma City.

He proudly served our country as a door gunner/photographer during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in the United States Army.

He earned his Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice from The University of Oklahoma.

His hobbies and interests included computers, fishing, traveling and photography. His favorite time was spent with his grand babies. He enjoyed baseball and OU football.

Ronnie’s greatest achievements were surviving the war and also graduating college; his proudest moments would be the birth of his children and grandchildren whom he treasured.

He attended St. Mark’s Lutheran church when residing in Edmond and most recently, Konawa United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Pamala Keller Johnson and brother-in-law, Warren Keller.

Ronnie is survived by his parents, Glenn and Margie Johnson; wife, Donna Jo Johnson of Konawa; son, Scott Johnson and Kim of Moore; daughter, Angie Rohrer and husband Daniel of Yukon; daughter, Jeannie Cox and husband Richard of Manford; Marie Prewett and husband Kelly of Konawa; 14 grandchildren, Devin Johnson, Stephanie Jasso, Trenton Rohrer, Jake Rohrer, Emily Rohrer, Gabby Rohrer, Dylan Johnson, Aylssa Johnson, Amanda Prewett-Coffin, Keelan Prewett, Jarod Prewett, Braden Prewett, Richie Cox, Brittany Cox-Combs; one great-grandchild, Trenton Combs; three sisters, Valora Standlee and husband Pete, Vanessa Workman and husband Eddie, Pam Sheherd and husband Gerry; two brothers, Russell Johnson and Ray Tumey; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends as well as his best friend, Royston White.

Those wishing to honor Ronnie may do so by contributing to Konawa United Methodist Church 301 W 1st St., Konawa, OK 74849.

Services are entrusted to the care of Baggerley Funeral Home of Edmond. www.baggerley.com

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Opal Jolley

 

Opal Marie (Herriman) Auld Jolley, age 91, resident of Konawa, died at her home Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, Feb 17 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Rev. Ed Bray, Pastor of Cross Timbers Church will officiate.

Pallbearers are Jeremy Herriman, Dusty Herriman, Ernie Herriman, Dave Herriman, John Davis, Nico Brawdy, and Blake Votaw.

Opal was born Oct 24, 1920 in Asher, to Dave and Josie (Davis) Herriman.

She married Henry Jolley on Sept 25, 1940 in Konawa.

She is survived by her husband, Henry Jolley of the home; one son, Gerald Jolley of Cushing; three daughters, Henrietta Brawdy of Seminole, Glenda Martin of Enid, and Debbie Walker of Konawa; one brother, Dan Herriman also of Konawa; four step-sons, Mike Auld of Shawnee, Steve Auld of Oklahoma City, Mark Auld of Konawa, and Dale Auld of Seminole; eleven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Darald, Ernie, and Yule Herriman; three sisters, Gracie Foran, Ida Ewing, and Florence Yott; and one step-son, Dennis Auld.

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Della Jones

Della W. Coker Jones, 92, life long Seminole resident died Friday, March 9, 2012 in Seminole, Okla.

She was born on July 13, 1919 in Seminole County to David and Selina (Micco) Coker.

Della attended Pleasant Grove Schools west of Seminole. She worked at the Douglas Aircraft plant as a Riveter, later at Lillian Russell in Wewoka, Okla. and at the Seminole Library.

Della was married to the late Herman "Jerry" Jones in June of 1954; he preceded her in death in March of 1994.

Della is survived by a son Kenneth Tiger and his wife Teresa of Vallejo, Calif.; three daughters, Marsha Chapman of Stillwater, Okla., Carmen McKinney and her husband Tom of Muskogee, Okla., and Kevin Bunner of Seminole, Okla.; two sisters, Hazel Lusty of Yukon, Okla., and Anna Mae Cash of Durant, Okla.

She is survived by 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and three great-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Herman " Jerry" Jones, Lee Tiger and Pete Lena; her brothers, Harry Coker, Dave Coker and George Coker; sisters, Edna Walker and Helen Hill; a son, Melvin Lena; granddaughter, Marissa Chapman; and great-grandchildren, William Campbell, Maizy Campbell and Lucas "Little Man" Campbell.

Wake services will be Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole. Rev. Dorsey Nero and Rev. Rick Harjo will officiate at the services.

Casket bearers will be Jerry McKinney, Tommy McKinney, Jordan Lyons, Michael Bunner, Josh Phillips, Steve Goat and Joe Goat.

Honorary bearers will be Tod Robertson, Mark Evans, Rex Hailey, Keith Coker, Walter Hill, Glen Coker and David Coker.

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

 

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Helen Jones

Helen B. Jones, former Seminole resident, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 in Oklahoma City at the age of 89.

She was born Nov. 23, 1922 in Seminole to Oliver B. and Ava Cook.

She grew up in Seminole and graduated from Seminole High School.

Helen retired in 1985 after 35 years working for AT&T as a Plant Assigner.

She is survived by her son, Billy Jack Jones of Oklahoma City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Ava Cook, husband, Lewis Jones, one brother, Weldon Cook, two sisters, Genny Briery and Becky Duke.

Viewing for Helen will be held 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home at 1001 N. Milt Phillips of Seminole.

Private family burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery of Seminole.

Family has requested that all donations be made to:

Alzheimer’s Research

P.O. Box 96011

Washington, DC 20090-6011

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

Services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

 

 

Lavern Jones

Lavern "Skinny" Jones, 92 year-old, life long Seminole resident died Thursday, June 7, 2012 in Seminole.

She was born March 11, 1921 in Seminole to parents, Callie (Lane) Jordan and William "Bill" Jordan.

She married Jack Jones on August 17, 1940 in McAllen, Texas.

She worked at the "old" Seminole Hospital for several years and she was a homemaker.

Survivors include one son, Jackie K. Jones of Seminole; two daughters, Cherlene Yarbrough of Seminole and Billie J. Johnson of Seminole; one sister, Wanda "Bunny" Langden of Orangevale, California, nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack Jones; three brothers; four sisters and one granddaughter.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 11, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be B.J. Kiser, Matthew Schuh, Danny Yarborough, Steven Brown, Timothy R. Brown and Robert Hurt, Jr.

Honorary bearers will be Robert Hurt, Andy Johnson and Jackie A. Jones.

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

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

Jones

 

 

 

Michael Kane

Michael Ray Kane age 64 of Wayne, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 at his daughter’s home in Lexington.

Michael was born on Aug. 1, 1948 in Seminole.

He was the youngest child of six children born to Theodore Leroy Kane and Beulah Mae (Williams) Kane.

Michael grew up on a farm in Seminole County and attended Pleasant Grove Schools.

After graduating in 1966, he joined the U. S. Army and proudly served his country during the Vietnam Conflict.

After being honorably discharged he returned to Oklahoma and later married Ollie Bratcher. Together they raised three children and made their home in Wayne.

Throughout his life, Michael worked hard at various jobs. In his earlier years he worked in the oil field. He later worked in the carpet business for a retailer in Wayne and then in Norman for many years.

Over the last 10 years of his life, Michael worked as a handyman doing painting and carpentry work. It was said that he could fix or repair about anything that was broken.

Michael had many hobbies that kept him in the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, and hunting.

He used to garden, but he mainly liked to collect things, some of value and some of no value except to him.

He will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather, a wonderful brother and good friend to all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Beulah Mae Kane; a sister, Johnnie Sue Partain; a brother, James "Jim" Kane; daughter-in-law, Sandra Casey and four nephews, Clifford, Roger and Patrick Kane and Shane Reed.

He is survived by three children, Raenee Dunn and husband Buddy of Lexington; Scott Casey of Wayne and Jason Kane and wife Jocelin of Wayne; the mother of his children, Ollie Kane of Lexington; three sisters, Betty Young and husband L.D. of Sellerburg, IN, Joetta Meyer of Wayne, Pat Herman and husband Luther of Durant; six grandchildren, Ashly and Meranda Casey, Madalyn and Pyper Dunn, Jaden and Casey Kane, many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Graveside Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at Wolf Cemetery in Wolf.

Arrangements are by Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.

Online condolences may be sent at wilsonlittle.com

Kane

Galand Kelley

Galand Dean "Floppy" Kelley, 28, a resident of Konawa died on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

Funeral services are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25 at Grace Community Church in Vamoosa. Pastor Drew Isaacs will officiate.

Burial will follow at Dora Cemetery in Seminole County, north of Konawa.

Pallbearers are Billy Dixon, David Green, Jr., Davo Green, Edward Heard, D. J. Huckleberry, Jonathan Bounds, Greg Pemberton, and Matt Yerby.

Honorary Pallbearers are Rob Taylor, Danny Huckleberry, Shawn Taylor, and Jason Wall.

He was born Aug. 9, 1984 in Seminole to Frankie Dean Kelley and Darla (Shaw) Kelley.

He graduated from Konawa High School and worked as a Derrick Hand for Akerman Drilling.

He is survived his parents, Frankie and Darla Kelley of the home; two brothers, Frank Kelley of Konawa, and James Shaw of Ada.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Kelley

 

 

 

James Kelley

James C. "Jim" Kelley, 65, of Henrietta, Texas, passed away on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 in Henrietta, Texas.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Henrietta, Texas with Rev. Randy Osborn, pastor officiating and Rev. Jim Moses, minister of music, assisting.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home in Henrietta, Texas.

Kelley was born on July 10, 1947 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Davis and Genevieve (Dugger) Kelley.

He had worked in Dallas and Waco as a Pharmacist and had owned the Script Shop in Konawa.

Kelly was preceded in death by his father, Davis Kelley; grandparents, Dug and Idylee Dugger, J.H. "Jim" and Lottie Kelley.

Survivors include one daughter, Amanda Kelley- Lopez and husband Sergio of Portland, Oregon; one son, Douglas Davis Kelley of Konawa; mother, Genevieve Kelley of Henrietta, Texas; three aunts, Mary Jean and Clancy Fleming of Kilgore, Texas, Bobbie and Graham Wilson of Henrietta, Texas and Lea Ann and Dr. David Greer of Henrietta, Texas.

There will be a family visitation after the memorial service on Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Henrietta, Texas.

Memorials may be made to the Clay County Memorial Hospital at 102 S. Archer Street, Henrietta Texas 76365 or the Bluegrove Cemetery Chapel Fund at c/o Judy Davidson 2209 Neville Road, Henrietta, Texas 76365.

Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guestbook at www.davisfuneralhome.ne

Kelley

 

 

 

Glen Kernell Sr.

Glen Edward Kernell, Sr. 65, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012 in Oklahoma City.

He was born Jan. 23, 1947 in Claremore, to Simeon James and Amelia (Cully) Kernell.

He was a 1965 graduate of Dale High School.

Glen married Janice Wolf on October 31, 1970 in Oklahoma City.

Glen is survived by his wife Janice Kernell of Oklahoma City; one son, Rev. Glen "Chebon" Edward Kernell, Jr. of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Christie Kernell and Gwendolyn Rae Kernell both of Oklahoma City; sister, Norma Jean Hopkins of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Rocky Kernell of Shawnee and Roger Kernell of Oklahoma City and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Cecil Kernell and Simeon James Kernell, Jr.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Friday April 6, 2011 at Hitichitee Indian United Methodist Church, northwest of Seminole with burial at the Kernell Family Cemetery west of Seminole. Rev. Alvin Deere and Samuel Battiest will officiate at the service.

There will be a wake service at 7:00 p.m., Thursday April 5, 2012 at the Hitichitee Indian United Methodist Church.

Casket bearers will be Greg Kernell, Jayson Kernell, Aaron Kernell, Anthony Kernell, Mekko Wolf, Joe Pewo.

Honorary bearers will be Richard Davis and Louis Fife.

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

Kernell

 

 

 

Joshua Keys

A Memorial Service is scheduled for Shawnee resident Joshua Dewayne Keys, age 29 for 2:00 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation South Reunion Hall located at 1702 South Gordon Cooper Drive (just South of Firelake Grocery) in Shawnee.

Burial will be at Little Cemetery.

Wendell Johnson will officiate the service.

Joshua lived most of his life in Pottawatomie County and had attended schools in Seminole, Shawnee and Texas.

He is survived by parents, Ricky and his wife, Loretta Keys and Janelle Howell and her husband, James Seckell all of Shawnee; four children, Nikki, Jayden, Hayden and Baylee all of Shawnee; two brothers, Wesley Howell of Texas, Jesse Keys of Shawnee and step brother, Bobby Harris of Oklahoma City; grandparents, Nell and Gene McCalip of Tecumseh and Juanita Dees of Shawnee.

He was preceded in death by one child, Jacoby Wright.

Flowers and plants may be delivered to the Reunion Hall before the Memorial Service starting at 11:00 a.m. on Friday prior to the 2:00 p.m. Memorial.

The Memorial Service is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

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

Keys

 

 

 

Dorothy Lee Kibby

Dec. 7, 1920 - July 14, 2012

"I don’t know when I’ll ever die!" Dorothy said with a note of impatience.

Almost a year ago, she announced that she was ready to go to a skilled nursing center.

She helped pack her suitcase, and walked out the door of the home she and Roy had built without looking back and without a tear.

She entered the skilled nursing center of her choice without a hitch.

Now she was ready to meet God and all of her family who had left her behind - and nothing was happening!

We told her that she needed an invitation from God: that people don’t crash His parties.

July 14, Dorothy finally got the invitation she had been anticipating.

She left without a tear and without regrets.

Now that we have considered her life, we found that one word would summarize her life.

Dorothy Kibby was a "giver".

We are constantly reminded of the variety and richness of her numerous gifts.

She gave us love: Years ago, Grandma used to send cards with one or two words underlined to emphasize her love and emotions.

But over the years, she began to underline every word in the card.

We often laughed about her emphasizing every word.

But we all understood that the few words on the card didn’t describe the vast, profound feeling in her heart.

She gave us beauty: For years, her gardens and lawn were a work of art.

The things she canned, the pies she made (She made all the great pie crusts for Kalico Kitchen for several years.), quilts, afghans, oil paintings, tole painting, crocheting, ceramics, and beautiful clothing for daughters and granddaughters were all beautiful and unique.

She gave us a template for success: Grandma was a "doer".

She was always busy with her multiple professions!

Perhaps, because Grandpa was seriously disabled in World War II, she was called upon to do more.

Consequently around the house, she was a plumber, carpenter, and could repair small gadgets and equipment.

When working on the farm, she could drive the tractor, fix fences, herd cattle, and help castrate calves!

She gave us an example of life-long learning: If she didn’t know how to fix something and was forced to call a repairman, she would hover over the repairman so that she could learn to fix it next time without having to call someone.

She gave us counsel: Dorothy was prepared to give her unsolicited opinion about almost anything from how to drive the car; repair equipment; cook a pot roast to advising doctors on how to set casts and contractors how to wire, plumb, or build.

She gave us life: Dorothy and Roy Kibby had two children: Jim Kibby and Peggy Kibby Ebersole, three grandchildren: Kim Ebersole Rolston, Todd Ebersole, and Julie Kibby Becerra, three great grandchildren: Chase, Christopher, and Alyssa Ebersole.

She gave us memories colored with warmth, love, humor and concern.

We all know that our lives were blessed because of her and her unconditional love.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2012 at First Baptist Church, Wewoka, with Patti Prater as speaker and burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Kibby (present)

 

Kibby (past)

 

 

 

Noma Kilgore

Noma Kilgore, 77, of Tecumseh, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, in Shawnee.

She was born on March 12, 1935 to Lois Johnson in Sasakwa.

Noma was raised in Van Buren, Ark., and moved to Wewoka at the age of 16 where she raised her family. She moved to the Shawnee area in 1984.

She married Robert Rice Kilgore on Nov. 29, 1960 in Wewoka, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1984.

Noma was homemaker and spent her life taking care of her family and home.

She enjoyed quilting, reading and spending time with her family.

Noma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Kilgore; son, Robert Gene Kilgore; two sisters, Gene and Doris; and brother, Elton.

She is survived by her five daughters and one son-in-law, Phyllis Ann Kilgore of Wewoka, Janice Kilgore of Earlsboro, Mary Arnold of Tecumseh, Rebecca Tina Martin of Shawnee and Clara and Daril Miner of Earlsboro; two sons and daughter-in-law, Richard and Maggie Kilgore, and Kirby Kilgore, all of Wewoka; four sisters, Ann, Marie, Glenda and Gailien; and numerous extended family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Kilgore, Charlie Pitts, Richard Kilgore Jr., Justin Miner, Jason Kilgore, Michael Arnold, Dustin Ellis and Edward Crump. Honorary Pallbearer will be Robert Arnold.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 17, and continue through service time.

Service will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Larry Julian of Trinity Baptist Church of Choctaw officiating.

Burial will follow at Holdenville 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.

Chasidy Kimmel

Chasidy Dawn Kimmel, 35, former resident died May 14, 2012 in Oklahoma City.

Chasidy was born Nov. 24, 1976 in Seminole to Stephen Dee Kimmel and Tina (McMillion) Kimmel.

Chasidy moved to Oklahoma City at an early age were she attended Westmoore High School in Moore.

She later attended OSU cosmetology school and recently became a licensed hairdresser.

Chasidy is remembered as a loving mother and her daughter, Tamaree was the love of her life.

Chasidy was full of life, had a beautiful smile, great laugh, was adventurous and loved para-sailing.

Chasidy is survived by her father, Steve Kimmel and wife Sammie of Oklahoma City and mother, Tina (McMillion) Bartel of Oklahoma City; Chasidy’s daughter, Tamaree Kimmel of Padre Island, Texas; grandmother, Deloris McMillion of Padre Island, Texas; step-grandmother, Rose Samarripa of Edmond: grandfather, Carl McMillion of Seminole; aunt, Deborah O’Conner of Orange Beach, Alabama; uncle, Jody McMillion of Euless, Texas and a host of other family and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Henry and Ann Kimmel and her uncle, David Kimmel.

Funeral services are planned for 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole. Rev. Ray Griffin will officiate at the service.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Chasidy to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept # 142, Memphis, Tenn. 38148 or 1-800-822-6344.

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

Kimmel

 

 

 

Tammy Kimrey

Tammy Diane Kimrey was born on July 13, 1960,in Holdenville to Don and Ruby Kimrey.

She passed away on Nov. 13, 2012 at her home in Holdenville.

Tammy enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Not many know this, but Tammy had a great enthusiasm for riding motorcycles.

She will be greatly missed by those who loved her.

Tammy was preceded in death by her mother, Ruby Kimrey, whom she adored.

She is survived by her son, Chris Thomas of Wewoka, and her daughter, Amber Thomas and husband Osese of Holdenville.

Tammy has four grandchildren, Nichole, Jordan, Aysha, and Brandon.

Tammy is survived by her father, Don Kimrey of Wewoka who showed her unconditional love during her time on this Earth; her siblings, Jamie Chambers and husband, Steve of Wewoka, Todd Kimrey of Bartlesville, Tim Kimrey of Twentynine Palms, CA, Julie Mathews and husband, Tom of Greenbrier, AR and Jan Bryant and husband, Bryan of LaJunta, CO. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Steve Chambers, Bryan Bryant, Todd Kimrey, Tim Kimrey, Garrett Bryant, Cole Bryant.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Stout-Phillips funeral home. Interment will be at Holdenville.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Kimrey

 

 

 

Daniel King

Daniel Izayah King, age five, of Seminole died Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 in Seminole.

He was the son of Cynthia Mangum and Jeffrey Lovett of Seminole.

Daniel was born Jan 19, 2007 in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Daniel was a rock star to his family, he loved playing soccer, jumping on his trampoline, swimming and playing his X-box.

He was a boy who loved life and was loved greatly by his family and will be greatly missed.

Daniel is survived by his mother, Cynthia Mangum and father, Jeffrey Lovett of Seminole; two sisters, Jasmine Hicks of Seminole, and Trinity King of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Jashon King and Mista Earl King both of Seminole. His grandparents Richard and Lorri Mangum of Seminole, and Sherry Sutliff of Seminole, survive him. Uncles Joshua Mangum, Ricky Mangum and an aunt Kathy Mangum and three cousins Matthew Jones, Aidan Mangum and Emma Mangum and a host of other aunts, uncles and family members in South Carolina that will also miss him dearly, also survived him.

His great-grandparents preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, with burial at Little Cemetery. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the service.

Casket bearers will be Jeffrey Lovett, Brandon Dyke, Joshua Mangum and Ricky Mangum.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Bank NA, P.O. Box 40, Maud, Oklahoma 74854 in Daniel’s name.

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

King

 

 

 

Thelma King

 

Thelma Nita (Thompson) King, age 81 and a resident of Konawa died Friday, Jan 13, 2012.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Konawa under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa. Rev. Mona Fulks will officiate. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

The grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Thelma was born Aug 24, 1930 in El Reno, Oklahoma to Sam H. Thompson and Eva (Johnson) Thompson.

She married Fred King on Feb 5, 1952 in Tijuana, Mexico.

She moved back to Konawa in 1994 and was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Fred King of the home; two sons, Lee King of Choctaw and Fred King, Jr. of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Karen M. Sims of Ada; seven grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Eva Thompson, two sons, Francis J.R. King and Mark Gregory King; four brothers, Jerdan, John, Kenneth, and Francis Henry Thompson; and one sister, Hazel Garret.

King

 

 

 

Phillip Kirk

Phillip Bruce Kirk, age 63 of Spavinaw, OK passed away Sunday, Nov. 12, 2012 at his residence.

He was born Jan. 10, 1949 in Oklahoma City to James Noble Kirk and Bonnie Veneida (Smith) Kirk.

Kirk served in the marines during the Vietnam conflict, earning the rank of Corporal.

He later attended Oklahoma State University .

He retired in 2009 from Varsity Ford Lincoln Mercury as Secretary Treasure; Controller.

He is preceded in death by his father, James Noble Kirk and step-father, Kenneth Smith.

Survivors include his mother, Bonnie Smith of Flower Mound, TX; two daughters, Lisa Shannon Kirk of Tulsa, and Heather Kristen Collins and her husband, Chad Wayne Collins of Locust Grove; one brother, James Stanley Kirk of Bonham, TX; three granddaughters, Riann Morgan Collins, Kali Rose Collins, and Reese Addison Kirk; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pall bearers will be Chad Collins ,Ron Thurman, John Thurman, Justin Thurman, Steve Smith, and Jody Burton.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jay Badry officiating and burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the PTSD Foundation of America in the name of Phillip B. Kirk at www.ptsdusa.net/donations or PO Box 690748, Houston, TX 77269.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Kirk

 

 

 

Jerry Kirkland

Jerry F. Kirkland left this life on Oct. 12, 2012 to start a new journey with his wife Jeanne whom he married on May 9, 1963.

He also reunited with his parents Loise and Wynona Kirkland; two brothers, Johnny and Larry Kirkland.

Jerry served in the United States Air Force then went on to work at Tinker Air Force Base until his retirement in 1993.

Family members that are still here to celebrate his life are his brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Sandra Kirkland of Blanchard; his son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Nyetta Rowell of Konawa; his daughter and son-in-law, Pam and John Allen of Tecumseh; his grandchildren, Tiffany Dougan, Randy and Brandy Dougan, Lance and Crystal Dougan, James and Katie Allen, Jerry Rowell, Keisha Rowell and Lori and Shawn Osborn. Jerry has 10 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends.

All of his family would like to invite his numerous friends to join us to celebrate his life and memories.

For further date and time please, contact Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Clara Kirkwood

Clara "Marvelle" Kirkwood, 75, and former resident of Konawa died on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 at St. Anthony Hospital in Shawnee.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8th at Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa. Rev. Mitch Williams, Funeral Director will officiate.

She was born March 21, 1937 in Konawa to Marvin Marion Kirkwood and Naomi Mae (Roland) Kirkwood.

She was currently a resident of the Shawnee Care Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Naomi Kirkwood and one brother.

Jimmy Klaus Sr.

Jimmy Leon Klaus, Sr., age 74, of Shawnee was born on Feb. 24, 1938, in Seminole.

He died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Shawnee.

He was the son of Frank Leon & Verna (McGehee) Klaus.

He graduated from Strother High School, Seminole, and proudly served in the U.S. Army.

He and Vivian were married on June 8, 1962, in Wewoka.

He retired from General Motors where he worked as a mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Vivian J. Klaus, Shawnee; son, Jimmy L. Klaus, Jr. of Tecumshe; three daughters, Brenda Jean Klaus of New York City, NY, Kathy Kim Brown of Moore and Sara Beth Klaus of Shawnee; step-son, Grayson L. Bedwell of Oklahoma City; brother, Bobby Klaus of Shawnee; sister, Mary Attebury of Paris, Texas; four grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Little Cemetery Chapel, Seminole.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, Seminole.

Services are under the direction of Smith - Parks Funeral Service in Harrah.

A guest book is available to share your memories online at www.smithparks.com.

 

 

Bob Klaus

Bob Klaus, 69, of Shawnee, passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 in Shawnee.

Bob was born Dec. 19, 1942 to Frank and Verna (McGehee) Klaus in Prague, Okla.

He was raised in Strothers, Okla. and attended Strothers Public School and was a graduate of Strothers High School where he was the Valedictorian of his graduating class.

Bob raised his family in Tecumseh and has been a resident of the Tecumseh/Shawnee area for many years.

He worked for OG&E as a Supervisor for over 20 years before retiring.

Bob enjoyed fishing and golfing. He had a very outgoing personality and never met a stranger.

Bob enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and they were the focal point of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Jimmy Klaus

Bob is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Roger Klaus, of Shawnee, and Robert and Shara Klaus, of Avinger, Tex.; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and David Attebury, of Paris, Tex.; five grandchildren, Chasse Klaus, Dillon Klaus, Colton Klaus, Cortnie Klaus and Ashley Klaus; one great-grandchild, Lauren Dennis; and other extended family and friends.

Visitation will begin 12:00 noon, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 and continue through time of service.

Family will gather to meet with friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at Cooper Funeral Home.

Service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Victor Adams officiating. Burial will follow 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.

Klaus

 

 

 

Viola Knight

Viola Beulah (McIntyre) Knight, age 100 and a life-long resident of Konawa, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 at the Assembly of God Church in Konawa. Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery. Rev. Steve Lowrance will officiate.

Pallbearers are Don Browder, Joe Abbott, Roger Abbott, Johnny Lee, Arvle Knight, and Larry Watts.

The family will receive guests from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday night.

Viola was born on Oct. 27, 1911 in Maxwell, Oklahoma to Buford A. McIntyre and Vinnie (Hinsley) McIntyre.

She graduated from East Central University with a Master of Education, and she taught school in the Konawa area for thirty-four years before retiring in 1976.

She married Floyd Cooper on Dec. 19, 1957.

In Konawa, on Nov. 14, 1981, Viola married Arvle Knight. Arvle was the pastor of Konawa Assembly of God Church for approximately forty years.

Viola’s hobbies included sewing, reading, and working in her yard. She enjoyed going to church where she served for many years as the church secretary.

Her 100th birthday was celebrated at the Assembly of God Church in Konawa in October.

She is survived by four nephews, Cloise McIntyre of Clayton, Oddis McIntyre of Clayton, Earnest McIntyre of Paris, Texas, and Jeff Woolwinde of Purcell; one niece, Delora Moore of Midwest City; three step-daughters, Wanda Jones of Tecumseh, Betty King of Ada, and Debra Watts of McAlester; numerous step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Buford and Vinnie McIntyre; her first husband, Floyd Cooper and her second husband, Arvle Knight; two brothers, Edgel McIntyre and Elmer McIntyre; two sisters, Ellen Carriger and Cora Graham; one nephew, Truman McIntyre; one step-granddaughter, Brenda Browder; and one step-great grandson, Benji Knight

Knight

 

 

 

James Kolander

 

James H. Kolander
Oct 7, 1953 – Jan 16, 2012

He is survived by the mother of his children, Pam Kolander of Seminole; one son, James Kevin Kolander of Seminole; three daughters, Kim and husband David Brewer, Jamie and husband Jerry Brock and Kasey and husband Andy Gorniak, all of Seminole; five grandchildren, Tanner Brock, Hannah Brewer, Lyndsey Brock, Braeden Kolander-Gorniak and Kasin Gorniak; one sister, Janice Gibson and three brothers, John Kolander, Eddie Kolander and Dan Kolander. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews and other family and friends who will miss him greatly.

He is preceded in death by one sister, Trina Kolander and parents, JH and Eunice Kolander.

At his request, there will be no services.

Kolander

 

 

 

Matthew Kuestersteffen

Matthew David Kuestersteffen, Konawa resident died Friday, May 4, 2012 at the age of 63 at his home.

A funeral mass is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 8th at the church. Fr. Adrian Vorderlandwehr, O.S.B. will officiate. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic cemetery.

Pallbearers are Bobby Kuestersteffen, Leo Kuestersteffen, Tony Kuestersteffen, Zeb Kuestersteffen, Darrell Kuestersteffen, and Carl Capps.

Honorary pallbearers are Tommy Hendrix, Jerry McCraw, Bob Harrison, Homer Downey, Maurice Green, and Jeremy Green.

He was born April 15, 1949 in Konawa to Benedict Kuestersteffen and Catherine (Green) Kuestersteffen.

He graduated with an Associates degree from Okmulgee Technology Center and served in the Army.

He worked as an auto mechanic and also worked in the oilfield industry.

He is survived by one son, Stephen Kuestersteffen of Mary Ester, Florida; one daughter, Lori Sharp of Konawa; three brothers, Bobby Kuestersteffen of Marshfield, Missouri, Leo Kuestersteffen of Sasakwa and Tony Kuestersteffen of Konawa; three sisters, Pat Shank of Moore, Kay Harrison of Konawa and Ann Payne of Sulphur; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Benedict and Catherine Kuestersteffen; two brothers, Jody Kuestersteffen and Chris Kuestersteffen Green and one sister, Theresa Patterson.

Kuestersteffen

Albert Larison

 

Albert Preston "Al" Larison, Jr., 79 year-old Wewoka, Oklahoma resident died Sunday, Jan 1, 2012 at his home in Wewoka.

He was born April 26, 1932 in Hazard, Kentucky to parents Albert Preston Larison, Sr. and Molly (Childers) Larison.

Larison served in the United States Army. He later worked, as a truck driver until his retirement.

Survivors include three sons Donnie Larison of Seminole, Keith Larison of Chillicothe, Ohio, Tony Larison of Seminole; two daughters and one stepdaughter, Beverly Combs of Middletown, Ohio, Connie Larison of Middletown, Ohio, Robyn Gonzalez of Lakewood, California; one brother, Lloyd Larison of Monroe, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Larison was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Peggy and Jeannie; one brother, Milford Larison; and by two stepdaughters, Donna and Kathy.

Memorial services are scheduled for a later date.

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

Larison

 

 

 

Ruby Larison

 

Ruby Catherine (Hill) Larison, 84 year-old Seminole resident died Jan 10, 2012 at Integris Seminole Medical Center Hospital.

She was born Oct 16, 1927 in Middletown, Ohio to parents Etheridge Hill and Annie (Richey) Hill.

Ruby married Albert Preston "Al" Larison, Jr. on April 3, 1948 in Newport, Kentucky.

Ruby retired from working at General Motors.

Survivors include three sons, Donnie Larison of Seminole, Keith Larison of Chillicothe, Ohio, Tony Larison of Seminole; two daughters, Beverly Combs of Middletown, Ohio and Connie Larison of Middletown, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Ruby is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Albert Preston "Al" Larison, Jr.; and one sister, Helen Martin.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating the service.

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

Larison

 

 

 

Emma Lawrence

Funeral services for Emma Nichole Lawrence, daughter of Alaya Chantonee Warrior and Tristan Sean Lawrence, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, with burial at Thomas Town Cemetery in Sasakwa.

A full obituary notice will run at a later date.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Ruby Laxton

Feb. 18, 1942 – Nov. 18, 2012

Ruby Lee (Brewer) Laxton, age 70 and a resident of Seminole passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21st at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole. Roy Robertson, Pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Bowlegs will officiate.

Ruby was a high school graduate and affiliated with the Assembly of God Church in Bowlegs.

She married Homer Laxton in 1974.

Ruby was preceded in death by her dad, Mike Brewer and mother, Ruth Perry; her husband, Homer "D.L." Laxton; one brother, and a daughter.

Ruby is survived by the family that loved and cared for her for the past eleven years. They include her sister-in-law, Linda Laxton of Seminole; one niece, Stacy Glenn and her husband, Kevin; great nephews and great niece, Austin Laxton and Bailey, Blake, and Kolbi Glenn, all of Seminole, who fondly referred to her as "The Rube".

Laxton

 

 

 

Jennifer Lee-Kishketon

Jennifer D. Lee-Kishketon, 32-years-old, a Seminole county resident died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 at her home.

She moved to Seminole one year ago from Ontario, California.

She was born July 11, 1980 in Tulsa to parents, Rowe A. Kishketon and Patricia A. (Lee) Kishketon.

She graduated from McLoud High School in 1998, she also attended Harvard College in Boston, Mass. and Pitzer College of Pomona, California.

She was employed with the Wells Fargo Bank of Chino Hills, California.

She was the first young lady to have held all three titles of Little Miss, Jr. Miss and Miss Seminole Nation.

She is survived by her parents, Rowe and Patty Kishketon of Shawnee; grandmother, June Lee of Seminole; sisters, Leighann Koshiway, Nikki Reed of Oklahoma City; brothers, Martin Green, Jr. of Harrah, Michael Green of Harrah.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at Hitchitee United Methodist Church with Rev. Alvin Deer and Pastor Rick Deer officiating. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers are Waukeen Hamilton, Colby Lehman, Michael Plumley, Edmond Howell, Chance Rush and Steve Ward.

Honorary bearers are Arlen Goodfox, Billy Komachcheet, Sam Howell, Amos Patty, Willie Larney, Larry Daylight, Justin Yerby.

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

Dallva Lemons

Dallva "Curtis" Lemons, Sr., age 75 and resident of Asher died Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Norman Veterans Center.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012 at the Asher Church of Christ under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Asher. Rev. Jim Kelly will officiate.

The Military Honors Team will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation is Monday through Wednesday until 7:00 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

He was born on Feb. 22, 1937 in Marlow to Dallva Chester and Bonnie Marie (Rhone) Lemons.

He married Linda Watkins on Dec. 12, 1956 in Independence, Misourri.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering and he worked as Project Engineer for the Nuclear Test Site in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He retired as Captain with the Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Linda (Watkins) Lemons of the home; his mother, Bonnie Lemons of Tecumseh; two sons, Brian Lemons of Las Vegas, Nevada and Christopher Lemons of Asher; one daughter, Laurie Thomas of Las Vegas, Nevada; four sisters, Eva Stolz of Norman, Laqueta Barstow of St. Louis, Misourri, Bonita Ball of Denver, Colorado, and Renee Adams of Little Rock, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dallva Chester Lemons and one son, "Dallva "Dal" Lemons, Jr.

Lemons

 

 

 

Alberta Lewis

Graveside services for Alberta Maxine Lewis are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at Oakwood Cemetery with Pastor Allen Moore officiating.

She was born Jan. 13, 1916 in Chico, CA. to the late Thornton and Anna (Miller) Copper.

She passed away Thursday, Dec. 20th, 2012 at Wewoka Care Center.

Alberta married Edmund A Lewis in Reno, Nv. and he precedes her in death.

She was a member of the Methodist Church and retired as cafeteria supervisor in CA. Her passion was cooking, gardening and spending time with her family.

Preceding Alberta in death are her parents, husband, brother Robert Copper, and son Edmond Lewis.

Survivors include daughter Carmen Doolin and husband Richard of Wewoka; daughter-in-law Sarah Lynn Lewis of Calif.; grandchildren, Vincent Lewis and wife Diane of Calif., Victor Lewis, and wife Debbie of Calif., Ricky Boyles, and wife Leslie of Holdenville, Kristy Hope of Wewoka; nine great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Jeffery Hope, Camron Hope, Ricky Boyles, Treyton Johnson, and Dedric Johnson.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Lewis

 

 

 

Beretha Lewis

Beretha Betty Sancho Lewis was born Nov. 18, 1934 in Seminole. She was the first born child of Alice and Scipio Sancho.

She attended Lima Elementary and graduated from Douglass High School in Wewoka.

In her earlier years, she was employed at George Devoe in Wewoka. She also worked at a nursing facility and at Seminole Hospital.

She worked as a Dietician manager at University Hospital for 32 years, where she retired.

She was united in marriage to Clyde J. Lewis on Sept. 19, 1966.

She had two children, one daughter, Cheryl Jean Cochran (Clive) of Seminole; one son, Jerald James Sr. of Oklahoma City. She also mothered Barbara Ann Sancho (Garfield) of Oklahoma City.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother; a sister, Rebecca Sancho; a brother, Willie Sango; and a grandson, Christopher Garfield.

Beretha is survived by her husband; both of her children; 12 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; and an adopted daughter.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Scipio Baptist Church in Lima. Pastor Larry Payne will officiate the service. Interment will be at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be Terry Phillips Sr., Lamar Phillips Jr., Jon Griffis Jr., Nathaniel Garfield, Jerald Sancho Jr., and Terry Phillips Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Freddie Davis, Dave Thomas, Lorenzo Edwards and Quincy Garfield.

Lewis

 

 

 

Mable Lewis

Longtime Seminole resident, Mable Lenora (Coston) Adams Lewis passed into eternal life on Friday, June 1, 2012 in Seminole. She was 91.

Oscar and Alva Henrietta (Garner) Coston welcomed Mable into this world on Dec. 18, 1921 in Hughes County near Holdenville; she was their only child.

Mable lived in and around Seminole all her life.

She married Burna Adams in Holdenville; he preceded her in death.

On Oct. 28, 2002, Mable married John Lewis in Shawnee; John survives her of the home in Seminole.

Mable retired from the Big Yank jean factory in Wewoka.

Throughout her life she loved to dance.

Mable leaves to cherish her memory husband, John of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Winford Adams and wife Helen of Seminole; one step-daughter, Barbara Hail and husband Jim of Hennessey; one step-son, John M. Lewis and wife Laurie of Bowlegs; five grandchildren, Saundra Rice, Donna Adams, Ronnie Adams, Brian Adams, and Billy Wayne Mooney; 15 great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Mable was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Burna Adams; three daughters, Norma Jean Bullock, Carol Miller and Glenda Kay Brown; two sons, Darrel Davis and Charles Adams.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 6th, at Little Cemetery. Chris Stinnett will officiate.

Visitation will take place at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole from Saturday, June 2nd through Wednesday, June 6th.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that you make donations to Interfaith at 813 N. Main Street, Seminole, OK 74868 in Mable’s memory.

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

Messages of condolences may be sent through www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

Lewis

 

 

 

Thelma Lilly-Pippin

Thelma Marie (Kaundart) Lilly-Pippin, 88 year old lifelong Seminole County resident passed from this life Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at her home in Seminole.

She was born Feb. 13, 1924 in Van Buren, Arkansas to parents William Franklin Kaundart and Letha Peralie (Heffley) Kaundart.

Thelma graduated from Twin Oaks High School and was married to Waldo B. Lilly on March 12, 1947 in Ada.

Together the couple had a son, Thomas F. Lilly and they made their home in Seminole.

While their son Thomas was attending Seminole Schools, his parents were busy running their business, B&L Electric, which they owned and operated for over 40 years.

Thelma was also busy with the Republican Women’s Club; The Republican Party; the Arts and Humanities Club of which she was a founding member in 1970 until 1995 serving for 25 years.

The family were members of Seminole First Baptist Church where Thelma loved to sing in the choir, she was also a member of the Selectones (The Women’s Choir).

She was also a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority.

Thelma also served as chairwoman for Oklahoma Governor Henry Bellman’s "Bellman’s Bells".

Thelma’s husband Waldo Lilly was elected to serve as the Mayor of Seminole which made Thelma the First Lady of Seminole.

Thelma also served on Seminole State Board of Regents from 1989 until 2002.

Sadly, Waldo preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 1988 and her only son, Thomas F. Lilly preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 1992.

In spite of such tragic loss, Thelma was anchored in her Christian faith and her experiences inspired her to be witness to others in her life.

Thelma went on to remarry Lee Pippin, on July 5, 2003 in Seminole, a remarkable man whom brought a light and joy to her that had seemed a distant memory in all she had lost.

After many wonderful years together, the commitment and resolve Lee lovingly demonstrated in caring for Thelma during the last few years of her illness is simply beyond measure.

Thelma leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, Lee Pippin of the home; one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Beatrice Kaundart of Santa Fe, New Mexico; one sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Fred Stuart of Seminole; three grandchildren she adored, Todd Lilly of Tulsa, Chris Lilly of Tulsa and Robin Haney of Houston, Texas; seven great-grandchildren, Chris, Jackson, J.D., Reese, Austin, Mason and Kate; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at The First Baptist Church located at 420 Reid Street in Seminole. Pastor Marvin Kehl will officiate the service assisted by Dr. Larry Inman. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Todd Lilly, Chris F. Lilly, Chris T. Lilly, Jackson Lilly, J.D. Haney and Reese Haney.

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

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

Lilly-Pippin

 

 

 

Barney Limes

Barney Joe Limes was born in Del Rio, Val Verde County, Texas on April 01, 1930. He was 82 years old when he died.

He is preceded in death by his oldest son, David Cameron Limes; his parents, O L "Barney" and Georgia Limes and his older brother, L L "Ches" Limes.

He is survived by his wife, Paula of the home in Sun City, Georgetown TX; his daughter and son-in-law, Gerald and Suzy Freeny of Cedar Park, TX; his youngest son Britton J Limes MD of West Stockbridge, MA; his sister-in-law, Nancy Limes of Austin, TX and his niece, Leslie Limes Pawelka, her husband Tom and their children, Nick and Aubrey of Austin, TX.

Barney was born in Del Rio because his father, an oil field "driller" was working on a "wildcat well" in that area. He was born in a doctor’s clinic because there was no hospital in this remote area.

After the well was finished, they moved to Konawa, his mother’s home town. He went to grade school in Konawa.

The Oil Drillers at that time, worked "by the well" and they moved from well to well. Barney lived in Konawa, Graham, TX, Meeker, CO, and Dumas, TX.

In 1945 he moved to Maud. It was there, he met his high-school sweetheart, Paula and they were married in March 21, 1947. He was 16 and she was 15.

They started college at Oklahoma City University because he had a football scholarship. The football program was dropped two years later and they transferred to the University of Oklahoma at Norman.

After one year at OU, Barney was accepted to OU Medical School and they moved to Oklahoma City.

Barney finished OU Medical School and was graduated in 1955. He started an OU Medical Residency Program but was drafted into the US Navy after one year of residency.

He spent 24 months in the Navy, the first year on a ship, the USS FULTON, which was tied up at the dock in New London, CT. The last year in the Navy, Barney was stationed at the Recruiting Depot in Oklahoma City.

After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Barney decided to go into a Urology Residency Program. He completed this Urology Residency in 1962.

He went into the practice of Urology with James S Boyle MD. Later he started his own private practice. His first partner was John Boaz MD who later moved to Montana. His next partner was Clark Hyde MD, then Robert O Raulston MD and James R Wendelken MD were added to his partnership.

Barney practiced in Oklahoma City and Midwest City for 47 years.

At age 65, he quit performing major surgery and limited his practice to an office practice and out-patient surgery.

In 2001, his only office was in Midwest City, associated with James R Mays MD.

Barney was a Board Certified Urologist, becoming a Diplomat of the American Board of Urology in 1968.

He was Chairman of the St. Anthony Hospital Department of Urology from 1976-1980.

Barney and Paula were married 65 years at the time of his death. They married in 1947 and were married 13 years before they started a family. Cam was born in 1960. Suzy in 1962 and Britt in 1964.

In 1997, Barney and Paula joined the Cathedral of Praise Prison Ministry Team, which in 2002 became the Jesse Bufford Prison Ministry Inc.

They were coordinators for this ministry. They spent much time in prison, going to Joseph Harp Correctional Center twice a month on Saturday evening and entering Mabel Bassett Correctional Center every Sunday morning for two services.

In 2010, Barney and Paula moved to Sun City Texas to be near their daughter and son-in-law.

Barney loved life, loved people, loved the practice of medicine and loved prison ministry.

He was interred in Maud in the family plot in the Cummings Cemetery.

Please NO flowers; please make memorial donations to the Lighthouse Hospice, 100 N College, Round Rock, TX 78664 or to your favorite charity. Cards will be appreciated.

"to be away from the body is to be at home with the LORD."

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

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

Limes

 

 

 

Stephen Livesay

Stephen "Big Steve" Austin Livesay, age 65, a former resident of Seminole County, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was a current resident of Canadian, Okla.

Services were scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10th at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Burial followed at Konawa Cemetery. Gary Choate officiated.

Pallbearers were John Lewis Smith, Lawrence Ray Livesay, Thad Cathey, Eric Livesay, Joe Sutton, Bobby Kerns, Edward Roy Livesay, and Jason "Buck" Livesay.

He was born April 21, 1947, in Seagraves, Texas to William Clinton Livesay and Ruby Claire (Smith) Livesay.

He worked as an Oilfield Driller.

He is survived by two sons, Clint Perner of Austin, Texas, and Erick Livesay of Altus, Okla.; three daughters, Shala Fischer of San Angelo, Texas, Delta Sutton of Kansas City, Missouri, and Misty Livesay of Canadian, Okla.; two brothers, Albert Livesay of Odessa, Texas, and Herman Livesay of Konawa; two sisters, Vanita Lemmon of Richmond, Virginia, and Rose Chapman of Wiggins, Mississippi; ten grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a wife, Terry (Penn) Livesay; five sisters; and five brothers.

Livesay

 

 

 

Jody Long

Jody Leondra Long 28, of Cherokee, KS died Monday July 23, 2012 at her home following a short illness.

Jody was born Oct. 25, 1983 to Rickey and Mary Long.

She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended area schools.

Survivors include her children, Jack and Mary Jane; mother, Mary Long; paternal grandmother, Joan Long of Sasakwa; sister, Jamie Carter; brothers, Joshua Long, Joseph Long and several nieces and nephews.

Jody was preceded in death by her father and paternal grandfather, E.M. Long; maternal grandparents, Claude and Beula Long.

Private Memorial Services will take place at a later date.

Cremation Arrangements are by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Pittsburg, KS.

Long

 

 

 

Melvin Long

Melvin Arnold Long, 85, life long Maud resident died, Saturday, June 9, 2012.

He was born Jan. 13, 1927 in Nuyaka, near Okemah, to Delmer and Muriel (Baird) Long.

He married Virginia (Garrison) Long on Dec. 24, 1953 in St. Louis.

Melvin and his wife, Virginia opened " Long’s Need Mor Shoe Business" in 1970 and operated that until 1984, prior to that he owned Long’s Feed and Seed from 1967 to 1970.

He had worked for several years for O’Daniel Mud Service in Maud in the area oilfields.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 11, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Burial will follow in Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

Philip Scarbrough will officiate at the service.

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

Long

 

 

 

Rosie Looney

 

Rosie Inez Looney, 75, longtime Seminole resident died Jan 5, 2012 in Alva, Oklahoma.

She was born March 21, 1936 in Saddle, Arkansas to Edward E. and Rosie Lucinda (Price) Williams.

Rosie attended schools in Perry, Oklahoma and has lived in Seminole since 1981.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by one daughter, Carlene Thompson of Oklahoma City; three sons, Mike Selvey of San Angelo, Texas, Jeff Selvey of Waynoka and Richard Selvey of Alva; one brother L.E. Williams of Freedom, Indiana and a sister Donna Kay Whisenhunt of Seminole and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Her husband Richard Looney and her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Monday, Jan 9, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with burial in Little Cemetery.

Her grandsons will be casket bearers.

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

Thomas Lowe

Thomas Lee Lowe, 61, former longtime Seminole resident, died Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at Pauls Valley General Hospital. Thomas had been living in Pauls Valley for several years.

Thomas was born Oct 19, 1950 in Wewoka, to Winfred and Juanita (Jackson) Lowe.

Thomas grew up in Seminole and Wewoka area and attended schools at Strother and Wewoka Public Schools.

He loved all sports and loved to watch Oklahoma and Oklahoma State football on TV.

Thomas is survived by his parents Winfred and Juanita Lowe of Seminole; a brother and sister-in-law Bob and Cherie Lowe of Oklahoma City; a sister and brother-in-law Ann and Ernie Walker of Arapaho, Oklahoma; his nieces and nephews, Steve Lowe, Kevin Walker, Kelly Woodward, Jeni Baker and six great nephews and two great nieces and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with burial at Little Cemetery. Rev. Allen Wood will officiate at the service.

Family members will act as casket bearers.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Jo Lucy

Jo Ree Lucy, 58 year-old, Pauls Valley resident passed from this life Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in Oklahoma City.

She was born Feb.12, 1954 in Pauls Valley to parents Kathrine (Golightly) Lucy and Mosco Frank Lucy.

Jo Ree graduated from Maysville High School in 1972 and went on to earn her L.P.N. degree.

She worked as and L.P.N. in various nursing homes and hospitals around the Pauls Valley area.

Jo Ree was also of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Debby Lucy of Ada and a host of other family and dear friends.

Jo Ree is preceded in death by her parents, Kathrine and Mosco Lucy.

The family will be receiving friends Friday, July 12, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 13, 2012 at Cummings Cemetery in Maud with Rev. Jim Price of Lindsay, Oklahoma officiating the service.

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

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

Lucy

 

 

 

Daniel Lunn

Daniel "Danny" Ray Lunn was born May 17, 1952 in French Camp, CA to his mother, Norma Jean Marler and father, Eugene Vinard Lunn.

He spent his younger years in California where he met a beautiful woman by the name of Marvell Johnson, that would later become his wife.

Danny and Marty Lunn moved to Oklahoma in 1982 where Danny worked construction for numerous local companies.

Danny enjoyed playing pool, fishing, hanging with longtime friend, Darrell Cherry and his buddies and having a cold beer!

He cherished his grand and great grandchildren even though they might not have realized it.

Danny had become a member of the Lord’s Community Church in Seminole. He was so impressed with Pastor Jim Moreland preaching he said, "That man will make a man WANT to Go to Church!"

Danny went home to Jesus on Oct. 11, 2012.

Danny was preceded in death by his mother, Norman Jean and step-father, Don Sexton and his father, Eugene Vinard Lunn. Also his life long friend Darrell Cherry.

He is survived by his wife, Marty Lunn; son, Daniel Lunn Jr and wife, Michelle of Wewoka; son, Clint Lunn of Oklahoma City; and daughter, Anya Lavon Burns of WEwoka.

He is also survived by his brother, Don Lunn and his wife Sarah and their children of Ava, MO. His is also survived by his grandchildren, Candice Shaw, Kevonte Chandler, Alex and Amanda Caesar, Malcolm and Jojo Lunn of Wewoka, Johnathon and Sharie Lunn of Delhi, CA and Max Ceska of Livingston, CA.

Danny was a special father and man who will be greatly missed and he was loved by all that had the pleasure of knowing him, he was unconditionally loved!!

Services will be Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the New Life Church in Wewoka with Reverend Jim Moreland officiating.

Services are under the direction of Williamson-Spradlin Funeral Home in Wetumka.

Alta Lunsford

Alta Levon (Menser) Lunsford, 80, resident of Konawa died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at Ballard’s Nursing Home in Ada.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10th at Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa. Rev. Mona Fulks will officiate, and burial will follow at Dora Cemetery, north of Konawa.

Pallbearers are Leo Lane, Darrell Stinett, Dale Radford, Melvin Mullins, Jeff Spencer, Frank Shirley, Tony Lowry, Bob Sanders and Bob Rounsaville.

The grandchildren and great grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

She was born April 21, 1932 in Shawnee to E. J. Menser and Ruth Nell (Burton) Menser.

She was the owner and operator of the Philler-Upper Restaurant in Konawa for forty years.

She is survived by three sons, Steven Lunsford of Ada, Ron Lunsford of Konawa, and Paul Jeffrey of Ada; one daughter, Patricia Cravens of Blanchard; three sisters, Wanda Peek of Stroud, Tootsie Hudson also of Stroud, and Neva Hughes of Garr Corner; six grandchildren, and fifteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, E. J. and Ruth Nell Menser, and one brother, Gene Menser.

Lunsford

 

 

 

Glover Mainord

Glover F. Mainord, 91, Shawnee resident died Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Rose Manor Nursing Home in Shawnee.

Glover had lived in Seminole for over 61 years before moving to Shawnee.

Glover was born April 24, 1921 in Bryant, Oklahoma to John Wesley and Celia Ann (Hardin) Mainord.

Mr. Mainord was a longtime welder for Atlantic Richfield in the Seminole Oilfields and he retired in 1986 with British Petroleum.

He was a member of the Downtown Pentecostal Church in Shawnee where he was very active.

Glover is survived by his wife of 70 years, Katherine (Brown) Mainord of Shawnee; his son and daughter-in-law, Wesley and Amybeth Mainord of Shawnee; a daughter, Givoanna MacHugh and Bill Ogletree of Baytown, Texas.

He is also survived by his grandchildren; Kelly (Mainord) and Hossein Ghara of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Amanda (Mainord) and Donald Reeves of Monroe, Louisiana, Marshall and Leah MacHugh, Lindsay and Anthony Mirrione of Oklahoma City and by his great grandchildren Jordan Amirkhani of Canterbury, England, Sophie Amirkhani of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Analeise Reeves of Nashville, Tennessee, John Clay Reeves of Monroe, Louisiana, Isabelle Strecker, Vincent Mirrione and Holden MacHugh all of Oklahoma City. His sister Wanda McPherren of Oklahoma City also survives him.

Glover was preceded in death by his parents; eight sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with burial at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Rev. Fred Shipman and Rev. Ron Baldridge will officiate at the service.

Casket bearers will be Robert Foxx, Terry Callendar, Claire Hehnly, Charles Holbrook, Olen Thompson and Kenneth Harbeston.

Honorary bearers will be Bill Currens, John Inda, Chuck Vrana, Willie Higgins, Pat Hathcock and Joe Wallack.

The family will receive friends at a visitation at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening, June 5, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorial donations may be sent in lieu of flowers to: Heartland Hospice, 2802 N. Kickapoo, Shawnee, Oklahoma, 74804.

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

Mainord

 

 

 

Debrah Manasco

 

Debrah Lynn Manasco, 58, of Konawa, formerly of Altus, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at her home.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, Jan 9, 2012 at the Kincannon Memorial Chapel with Lt. Joseph Price officiating. Burial will follow at Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home.

Debrah was born Jan 13, 1953 to Grady and Ethel Vann in Muskogee.

She moved with her family to Martha, Oklahoma in 1957. She lived there and in the Altus area most of her life.

She married Charles Manasco June 18, 1983 in Alva.

Debrah loved to garden, quilt, read, and especially play with her grandchildren and her dogs.

Her father and mother, Grady and Ethel Vann; one son, David Mikel; two step-sisters, Jackie and Joann of California preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Charles, of the home; one daughter, Lynda Boyle and husband, Beau, of Blanchard; two step-daughters, Lisa Stout and husband, Gregg, of North Carolina, Cindy McKinley of Kansas; two brothers, Grady Vann, Jr., and wife, Lynda, of Altus, Billy Vann of Panama City, FL; one half brother, Donn Vann and wife, Marion, of Bakersfield, CA; four brothers-in-law, James Manasco and wife, Margaret, Estel Manasco, Douglas Manasco and wife, Janie, all of KY and Everett Manasco and wife, Lovan, of IL; two sisters-in-law, Marie Wade and Betty Daugherty both of KY; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; special friends, Randi Sampler of Oklahoma City and Robin Gerlt, and Nannie and Don Davenport of Altus; and a special cousin Brenda Longoria.

Online tributes may be made @ kincannonfuneralhome.com

 

Manasco

 

 

 

E.O. Martin

E.O. Martin, 84, died Thursday, June 7, 2012, in Bowie, Texas.

Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at the First Christian Church of Bowie with Kristi Hand officiating.

He was born May 2, 1928, to Erza and Rubia (Gill) Martin near Seminole.

He attended school at Maud High School.

He entered the United States Marine Corps during 1946 through 1947.

He married Marvella Crook on May 1, 1948, in Maud.

He graduated from East Central State College in Ada and was employed to coach basketball at his home high school in Maud.

He worked at Warren Petroleum Corporation in Wichita Falls; a Principal at a Texas school; Superintendent of Schools at Gold-Burg; Elementary Principal at Georgetown School and a Business Manager of the Bowie Independent School District.

He served as City Manager of Bowie for several months and also as Mayor of Bowie.

He is survived by his wife, Marvella Martin; two daughters, Marsha and Marta; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Martin

 

 

 

Mimi Massad

 

Mimi Maria Massad died Monday, Jan 9, 2012 at her home in Holdenville.

She was born May 30, 1926 in Bologna, Italy to John and Maria Neri.

She married Colonel George H. Massad.

They started Massad’s Vogue and a family of five and made their home in Holdenville, Oklahoma.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Maria Neri; her husband, Col. George H. Massad, and five brothers of France and Italy.

She is survived by one brother, Pachi Neri of Corsica, France and one sister Rosetta Neri of Paris, France, her five children: Georgia Massad-Herdlitchka, Linda Massad, Jeanette Anderson, George Massad Jr., and John Massad, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Michael Anderson, Justin Anderson, Eric Massad, Broderic Massad, Michael Massad, Michael Milligan, and Nick Cassavetes.

Honorary Pallbearers: Walter Bishop, Jerry Hoover, Terry Swazye, Chuck Spreyer, Bill Robinson, Ty Hignite, and Josh Rollins.

Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Friday, Jan 13, 2012 at the Barnard Memorial Methodist Church in Holdenville, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Massad

 

 

 

Billy Massay

Billy J. Massay died Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Memorial Hospital at Mt. Holly, NJ at the age of 82.

He was a retired US Navy Chief Airman Survival Equipment Man after having served for over 20 years.

He is survived by wife, Jean A.; two sons, Guy Massay and Jimmy Massay; one daughter, Susan Brenner; five grandchildren; three brothers, John Massay, Bob Massay and Jimmy Massay.

Funeral services with full US Navy Honors will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Brig. Gen. WM.C.Doyle Veteran Memorial Cemetery Chapel.

Funeral arrangements by the Goes – Scolieri Funeral Home, 212 Levitt Pkwy, Willingboro, NJ.

Due to cemetery floral restrictions, Memorial donations are requested to be made to the Deborah Heart and Lung Hospital, Browns Mills, NJ in his memory.

Glenda Massay

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Glenda Sue
(White) Massay, 75, who died March 31, 2012 after a long illness will be held
Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Jim Coone officiating.

Mrs. Massay was born in Seminole at Harbor Hospital on Aug. 4, 1937 to Glen A. and Kate (Petross) White.

She graduated from Seminole High School in 1955 and attended Seminole State College and East Central University in Ada, where she completed her associate degree.

She married her High School sweetheart Bob L. Massay on Aug. 31, 1956 at the First Presbyterian Church in Seminole.

Mrs. Massay lived all her life in Seminole where she worked as a Service Representative for Southwestern Bell, Office Manager for Glen’s Plumbing, Director of the Student Union at Seminole Junior College, Head Teller and Assistant Cahier for First State Bank and retired as the Director for St. Crispin’s Episcopal Conference Center after serving there for twenty-two years.

Massay, one of the first women ordained in the First Presbyterian Church of Seminole where she served as Ruling Elder, Clerk of Session, Treasurer, and sang in the choir for many years. She also sang in the Selectones, a women’s choir in the 1970’s.

She was Treasurer and Board member for the Tri-City Substance Abuse Center from 1987 to present and served on the Executive Committee of the Seminole High School Alumni Association.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Her hobbies included sewing, arts and crafts, genealogy, and cooking.

She was preceded in death by her parents and son-in-law, Paul D. Trammell and great grandson, Trenton A. Godwin.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Massay; sons, Dan and Scott Massay of Seminole; one daughter and son-in-law, Shelly and Ron Deatherage of Seminole; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Jeannie Massay of Edmond; one brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Vicky White and nephews, Brent and Brian White of Seminole; brothers-in-law, Billy and Jean Massay and family of New Jersey; John and Dee Massay and family of Grand Lake; Jim and Susan Massay and family of Tulsa; grandchildren, Tyler, Katie, and Tanner Trammell; Heather and John Gordon, Rachel Massay; and special friend of the family Don Gill.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Maple Grove cemetery in Seminole.

The casket will be open to the public prior to the service only.

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

Send memorial gifts to Interfaith Social Ministries or the Massay Family S.H.S. Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

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

Massay

 

 

 

Verna Matthews

Verna Mae Matthews, 89, longtime Seminole resident died Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

She was born April 23, 1922 in Eldorado, Kansas to George Oliver and Grace (Bracken) Franklin.

Verna moved to Seminole from McAlester, Oklahoma 43 years ago.

She worked as a teacher’s aide and also a records analyst for Douglas Aircraft in Tulsa.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seminole, a member of the Seminole Hospital Ladies Auxiliary "The Pink Ladies", she was also a counselor for Blue Birds.

Her son, Ronald Hawkins of Seminole; a stepson Steve Matthews of Fairfax, Virginia, two daughters and a son-in-law, Patricia Sullivan of Seminole, and Gina and Rodney Pace of Seminole, survive Verna. A sister, Veva Simmons of Seminole, and a brother Vernon Franklin of Bethany, also survive her. Her grandchildren Ronica Rhude of Platt City, Missouri, Marsha Hawkins of McKinney, Texas, Bill Hawkins of Aubrey, Texas, Austin Thomas of Stillwater, Brendan Pace and Lauren Pace of Seminole, and four great grandchildren also survive her.

Verna was preceded in death by her parents George and Grace Franklin, husband Alex Hawkins, husband Russell Troop, husband W.F. Matthews, Jr. son-in-law Bob Sullivan, grandson Robert Lee "Bobby" Hawkins and four sisters Violet Morris, Virginia Hack, Vivian Carpenter and baby sister Ethel Franklin and a brother Donald Franklin.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 5, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Seminole with burial at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole. Pastors Marvin Kehl and Mark Senter will officiate at the service.

Casket bearers will be Austin Thomas, Brendan Pace, Bill Hawkins, Coby Arron, Terry Morris and Ron Franklin.

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

Matthews

 

 

 

Durwood Maybee

Durwood M. Maybee , age 81, resident of Seminole, died Thursday, February 16, 2012.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at Little Cemetery Chapel in Seminole County. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery. Rev. Bill Chesser will officiate.

Durwood was born Feb. 19, 1930 in Barryton, Michigan to Maitland and Mary (Foster) Maybee.

He married Josie Francis Romines on June 5, 1948 in Vernon, Texas.

He is survived by wife, Josie Francis (Romines) Maybee of the home, two sons, David of Fowlerville, Michigan, Bruce Maybee of Muskegon, Michigan; one daughter, Pamela Callihan of Foley, Alabama; one sister, Donna Howell of Michigan; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Mike, Virgil, Dale Maybee, and one infant brother.

Maybee

 

Josie Maybee

Josie Frances Maybee, 79, Seminole resident died Monday, July 2, 2012 in Seminole.

She was born Feb. 16, 1933 in Snyder, Oklahoma to Willie Craig and Madiline (Murry) Romines.

She was a homemaker.

She married Durwood Maybee on June 5, 1948 in Vernon, Texas.

She is survived by two sons, David Maybee of Fowlerville, Michigan, Bruce Maybee of Muskegon, Michigan; one daughter, Pamela Callihan of Foley, Alabama and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Durwood Maybee and a brother and a sister.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at the Little Cemetery Chapel inside Little Cemetery with Rev. Bill Chesser officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole is in charge of arrangements.

Birdie McAnelly

Birdie Fay McAnelly, 88, of Edmond died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.

She was born Jan. 30, 1924 in Seminole to Albert Wilson Minick and Jessie Jewel Vulgamore Minick.

She married Albert Roy McAnelly who preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter, Tawanna Jean (T.J.) Radle and a granddaughter.

A graveside service to celebrate her life will be 9:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at Little Cemetery in Little, Seminole County.

A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday Dec. 29, 2012 at Life Church (4600 E. 2nd Street, Edmond, OK 73034).

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dog Ears, 4200 E. Britton Rd. OKC, OK 73131.

John McClure

John Stephen "Steve" McClure, age 68 and former longtime resident of Konawa died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at his home in Tulsa.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at the Church of Christ of Konawa under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Burial will follow at Violet Springs Cemetery. Richard Winters will officiate.

Pallbearers are nephews, Jeff McClure, Joshua McClure, Zachary McClure, Niles Johnson, Beau Johnson, Kyle Johnson, and Keaton Marriott.

Honorary pallbearers are Danny Khoury, Barry Streetman, Mark Stoup, Aaron Isaacs, Van Chew, and Roger Harrod.

He was born July 11, 1944 in Shawnee to J. C. "Sandy" McClure and Celia Ruth (Enlow) McClure.

He was a 1962 Konawa High School graduate. He graduated from East Central University of Ada with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from November 1968 to November 1970.

He operated the family business, McClure Oil Company and McClures Convenience Store for forty-two years.

He married Sherrill (Muggy) Patterson on Dec. 16, 2011 in Tulsa.

He is survived by his wife, Sherrill McClure of the home; his mother, Ruth McClure of Konawa; one son, Brett Patterson of Tulsa; one daughter, Jill Taylor of Tulsa; one brother, Roger McClure of Konawa; two sisters, Sandra Johnson of Konawa, and Rebecca Marriott of Norman; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Sandy McClure.

McClure

 

 

 

Steve McClure

Steve McClure, age 68 and a resident of Konawa passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.

Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14th at the Church of Christ in Konawa under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa. Burial will follow at Violet Springs Cemetery.

McClure

 

 

 

John McCosar

John Robert McCosar, 48 of Wewoka died Friday, July 6, 2012, in Wewoka.

He was born on June 27, 1964 to James Monroe McCosar and Patricia Dana in Ada.

John was a proud member of the Choctaw Tribe and was also of Creek decent.

He was honorably discharged from the United States Army National Guard in 1987.

He then joined the United States Army where he was honorably discharged in 1990.

Survivors include his children, Erica McCosar of Pauls Valley, James McCosar of Wetumka, Donald McCosar of Seminole, Sassy McCosar of Seminole, and Emily McCosar of Seminole.

Viewing will be held 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2012 at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home, 301 East Main, Holdenville.

Wake will be held 6:00 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2012 at Hudson-Phillips Chapel, 301 E Main, Holdenville.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Many Springs Baptist Church, Holdenville.

Interment will follow at the Many Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Holdenville.

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

Online condolences can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

 

 

 

Jack McCraw

 

Jack Calvin McCraw, age 87 and a former resident of Seminole County, passed away on Saturday, Jan 28, 2012 at The Veteran’s Center in Sulphur, Oklahoma.

A Wake Service is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan 31st at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Konawa.

A Funeral Mass is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb 1st also at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Konawa, Oklahoma under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa. Fr. Adrian Vorderlandwehr, O.S.B. will officiate. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Matthew Kuestersteffen, Bruce McCraw, Mike Dunn, Bill Dunn, Dink McCraw, and Bob Bassett.

Visitation is scheduled at Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Jack was born on July 11, 1924 to James C. McCraw and Alice (O’Connor) McCraw at Sacred Heart.

He married Lavetta Wano at Sacred Heart on Sept 22, 1946.

He was a WWII Army veteran, and he worked as a Welder for Tinker Field.

Jack was a member of the St. Benedict Catholic Church of Shawnee, and a member of the American Legion.

He loved gardening, fishing, and playing Bingo.

He is survived by one daughter, LuAnna McCraw of Park Hill, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Alice McCraw; his wife, Lavetta McCraw; two brothers, Ed and Oscar McCraw; and five sisters, Molly McBroom, Ellie Smith, Vesta Hodges, Agnes Lehman, and Maggie Anderson.

McCraw

 

 

 

Leon McDonald

Leon "Lonnie" McDonald, Jr., 69, one of God's best soldiers, passed to his heavenly home Monday at a local hospital after a valiant battle with cancer.

Lonnie was born Nov. 13, 1942, in Idaho Springs, Colorado, to Leon and Marie Holm McDonald.

When his dad returned from service in World War II the family moved to the Little area, north of Seminole.

He grew up there and graduated from Varnum High School where he played baseball and basketball.

He was baptized as a teenager into the Lord's church at the Little church of Christ.

He then went to Oklahoma Christian College (now university) where he met his wife-to-be, Ann Lanier of Shawnee.

They were wed Nov. 25, 1961, at the Central church of Christ in Shawnee and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year.

He resumed his education at OCC but it was interrupted in September 1966 when he was called into military service.

While in the army he was assigned to the Berlin Brigade in Germany, known as the "Defenders of the Wall".

During his 17 months there he reached the rank of sergeant and was given several awards for exemplary service. It was also there he first taught Bible classes and preached for the church.

Upon his return to civilian life, he and Ann made their home in Shawnee.

He worked in the auto parts business for several years as well as returning to serve his country in Oklahoma National Guard.

He eventually retired as a full-time Guardsman with the 160th Field Artillery serving in Seminole, Pauls Valley and Chandler.

After his retirement he worked at Unit Liner in their Pond Pro Shop, which he ranked up there with church, home and Lowes as his favorite places to be.

His most notable work was his service to Lord as a deacon and later as an elder, first at the East Main and later the Northridge churches of Christ.

He went on many mission trips over the years, including Cuernavaca, Mexico, and Quito, Ecuador.

He loved God's word and continually studied "showing himself approved by God."

He and Ann began their family when he returned from Germany and he was extremely proud of his children. They are his daughter Amy and husband Todd Foxx of Nixa, Missouri, his son Clay of Piedmont and his son Ryan and wife Dwan of Midwest City.

His special little blessings in the form of grandchildren include Kellen, Garrett, Gannon and Callie Foxx and Madison, Mallori and Mason McDonald plus a new granddaughter expected in about two months.

He is also survived by his wife, Ann, his brother-in-law Jerry Lanier and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ben and Linda Robinson. He has an uncle Bill McDonald and aunt Lillie Willoughby and many other relatives both by birth and marriage who meant a great deal to him.

Those passing before him include his parents, his father and mother-in-law, Leon and Lois Lanier and a sister-in-law, Patti Lanier. He also lost three siblings at their birth.

He enjoyed being involved with his kids in camping and their sports activities and coached many of their teams.

He and Ann went on many "cruises", trips they took with no particular destination and discovering really "cool" places.

He was looking forward to cruising in his 1966 Mustang he and Ann bought new 46 years ago and is being restored.

Favorite trips recently were to the World Series and the anniversary celebration with all his family at Grand Lake for their 50th anniversary.

Lonnie leaves behind a legacy of honesty, dedication and hard work and his ability to build or repair anything.

He was a quiet man who loved his family unconditionally and taught them to love the Lord by his example.

He will be greatly missed by them and by his church family and everyone who knew him during his life.

He showed his quiet courage through these months as he fought his cancer.

The family would appreciate remembrances be made in his name to World Bibles for Christ, Northridge church of Christ; the Search TV Program, Edmond church of Christ, P.O. Box 371, Edmond, 78082, or the American Cancer Society .

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at the Northridge church of Christ with burial following in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Walker Funeral Service of Shawnee.

McDonald

 

 

 

Rick McEachern

McEachern, Rickie G. "Rick", died April 27, 2012.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by wife, Terri McEachern; children, Ryan, Scott, JB, & Brandi and 21 grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held at the family home 745 N. Custer Wichita, Kansas, Friday, May 4, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

Tommy McGehee

Tommy David McGehee, lifelong Seminole county resident died Thursday, April 5, 2012 in Norman at the age of 86.

Tommy was born Feb. 5, 1926 in Seminole county to parents, Carl McGehee and Myrtle (Hodges) McGehee.

He attended school at Seminole and later he married Colleen (Rowe) McGehee on July 22, 1950 in Seminole.

Tommy served in the United States Army, stationed in New Mexico and Korea. After his military stay he worked at Tinker Air Force Base as a general labor and in the paint shop where he painted aircraft.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Colleen; brothers, William Bent McGehee, Harvey McGehee and sister, Delores Foster.

Tommy is survived by two sons, Thomas David McGehee of Tuttle and Danny Bruce McGehee of Seminole; four brothers, Joseph Grant McGehee of Garber, Clarence McGehee of Borger, Texas, Deloyd McGehee of Amarillo, Texas and Jerry McGehee of Seminole; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren with three on the way.

Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2012 at the Church of Christ of Little. Rusty Dawson officialted. Burial took place at the Little Cemetery in Little.

Casket bearers were Cole McGehee, Doug Rozas, Billy Johnson, Daniel Sanders, Jason Sanders and Ken Long.

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

McGehee

 

 

 

Jimmie McGirt

Jimmie McGirt, age 84, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at Wewoka Care Center.

He was born Nov. 13, 1928 in Sasakwa to Chiley McGirt and Eliza Puntka.

He married Flora Johnson and she preceded him in death April 1985.

He worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the maintenance division.

Wake services were scheduled for 6:30 pm Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jimsey Harjo and Rev. Houston Tiger officiated.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with burial at McGirt Family Cemetery, Sasakwa.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Flora; four sisters, Elsie Faulkner, Emma Frank, Ella Coon, Togie Harjo; a brother, William McGirt; and daughter, Lou Ann Cervantes.

Survivors include his children, Bobby McGirt of Holdenville, Roland McGirt of Glen Rose, TX, Paul McGirt of OKC, Shirley M. McGirt of Holdenville, Wynette Wildcat of Seminole, Kenneth McGirt of Holdenville, Shirley Tiger of OKC, Randy McGirt of OKC, Sally McGirt of Ft. Smith, AR, Reggie McGirt of Louisiana, Anthony McGirt of Wewoka; brother, Walter McGirt of Okemah; forty-two grandchildren, forty-five great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Diomtrey Hulbutta, Matthew Hulbutta, Joshua Hulbutta, Thomas Harjo, Patrick Wyrick, and Nick McGirt.

Honorary pall bearers will be Chris McGirt, Jordon Cantau, David Wyrick, Johnaton McGirt, Isaiah Hulbutta, and Michael McGirt.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

McGirt

 

 

 

Donna McGowen

Donna Jean McGowen, 67 year old Checotah resident, died Saturday in Tulsa, June 30, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on Saturday, Dec. 23, 1944 in Albany, California to Leo and Olive Newton Dill.

As a young girl, Donna moved with her family to Oklahoma, settling in Shawnee in the early 1950’s.

She attended North Rock, Dale and Prairie Valley Schools where she received her education.

She met, fell in love and married the love of her life, Ronald McGowen on Friday, May 4, 1962 in Shawnee.

After their marriage, she became a homemaker while living in Oklahoma City and Seminole.

They moved to Checotah where they made their home since 2008.

Donna loved taking care of her family and enjoyed cooking, fishing, auctions and garage sales.

She will be deeply missed by all who loved and knew her.

She was preceded in death by her dad, Leo Dill and one brother, Jimmy Dill.

She is lovingly survived by her husband, Ron of the home; children, Walter Eugene McGowen of Wewoka, Randy Dewayne McGowen and his wife May Ramsey McGowen of San Bernardino, CA, RaDonna June Selfridge and her husband Mark of Bella Vista Arkansas, Misty Dawn Leeson and her husband John of Seminole; her mother, Olive Dill of Seminole; two brothers, Joe Dill and his wife Dana of Shawnee, Donald Dill and his wife Joyce of Muskogee; two sisters, Barbara Ann Spoon of Seminole and Betty Keith of Meeker; numerous nieces, other extended family and a host of friends.

Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2012 at Garrett Family Funeral Home Chapel with John F. Carter of Madill will be officiating.

You may share online condolences with Donna Jean McGowen’s family @wwwgarrettfuneralhome@valornet.com.

The family of Donna Jean McGowen entrusted her care, services and cremation to John and Kim Garrett of Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service 311 SW 2nd Checotah, OK 74426 (918) 473-2244.

McGowen

 

 

 

Wisey McKane

Funeral service for Wisey Jane McKane are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday June 26, 2012 at Spring Baptist Church with Rev. Farren Coody and Rev. Jimsey Harjo officiating and burial to follow at Spring Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was born to Alec C and Lula Nora (Turner) Cully in Sasakwa on March 30, 1930.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John McKane; brothers, Daniel Mac Cully, Benjamin Cully, and Amos Cully; sisters, Beulah Bemo, Ruby Jess and Susie Petete and adopted brother, Yoman Scott.

Survivors include children, Kathy Edwards of Ada, James Edward McIntosh of Sasakwa, Daniel Mack Cully of Norman, Mark Henry Sanders of Seminole, Jaynie Dee Tiger of Holdenville and Jaymie Bea McKane of Holdenville; sisters, Polly Palmer of Tulsa and Amy Owings of Sasakwa; thirteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

She attended school in Sasakwa, graduating in 1948.

She later graduated with a business degree from Bacone College in Muskogee.

She worked many years in the abstracting business and later worked as the Head Start Director for the Creek Nation.

She retired after 19 years with the Seminole Nation, most of those years as the Director of Tribal Enrollment.

She served as the Hughes County Election Board precinct clerk for over 30 years.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

McKane

 

 

 

Eugene McKibbin

Eugene Lowell "Gene" McKibbin, passed away Monday, Oct. 1st, 2012 in Sulphur at the age of 88 years.

He was born March 25, 1924 in Seminole to the late Couts Lee McKibbens and Evelyn Andrews McClanahan.

Gene was in the Veterans Center at Sulphur for the past five years.

He proudly served in the US Army during WWII in the Germany Infantry. After serving his country he worked in the Oilfields as a roustabout.

Gene married Mary Dulaney Sept. 22, 1951 in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

He was a member of Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church.

His passion was gardening, coin collecting, and woodwork. He was well known for raising the best garden in Wewoka.

Preceding Gene in death are his parents; the father that raised him, William McClanahan; wife, Mary (June 19, 2005); brothers, Bud McClanahan and Cecil McClanahan.

Survivors include two sons, Eugene Skidmore and Ricky McKibbin, and wife Sadonna all of Wewoka; sisters, Carol Miller of Oregon, and Shirley Miears of Texas; grandchildren, Sheri Evans, Shelly Jones, Sharman Skidmore; nine great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 at Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Delbert Hume officiating and burial to follow at Resthaven Gardens in Seminole.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

McKibbin

 

 

 

Jerrye McKown

Jerrye O. McKown, longtime Maud resident died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 in Dennison, Texas at the age of 84.

He was born March 14, 1928 in Maud, to parents Helen Ola (Wann) and Floyd Ralph "Chub" McKown.

After attending Maud High School, Jerrye served our country in the United States Navy.

On Feb. 22, 1952, he married Sue Barnett in Mobile, Alabama. She preceded him in death on Oct. 9, 1999.

Jerrye earned his doctorate degree and worked as an engineer for NASA for many years before his retirement.

Jerrye is survived by one son, Timothy McKown of Gordonville, Texas; four daughters, Susan Wann McKown of Texas, Tamela Kay Wise of Tecumseh, Rebecca Kim Seale of Texas, Rishelle Denyce McKown of Texas; two brothers, Tommy McKown and Rolin McKown both of Oklahoma and nine grandchildren.

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

Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 23, 2012 at Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

Services were entrusted to Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

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

McKown

 

 

 

Joshua McMahan

Joshua Micheal (nope, not a typo it’s really spelled that way) McMahan left this world April 18, 2012.

He was loved, hated, praised, and cursed by relatives and friends alike.

He ultimately passed as a result of being stubborn, refusing to follow doctors’ (or anyone else for that matters) orders, and raising hell for a little more than three decades.

He lived life on his own terms.

Josh was born on Sept. 16, 1978, to Linda Burgert Waller.

Josh was a beautiful, unique, kind, and loving spirit man.

Joshie endured around ten mind-numbing years of public schooling.

He had worked as a pizza delivery boy and call center representative before shockingly becoming independently "wealthy."

He loved music, beer, movies, vodka, television, and women, but not necessarily in that order.

He was also an awesome drummer!/vocalist? and was in several bands over the years.

He lived in Ponca City his entire life except for the past year where he was forced to put up with his sister and brother-in-law out in the middle of nowhere — a little piece of terra firma aptly called Haskell.

He is survived by Rosie, his long-time canine companion; a sister, Melanie Waller Ochoa; a brother-in-law, DJ Ochoa; a best friend/brother, Cliff Crull; three nieces, Miranda, Emma, and Camille; and one nephew, Maxx.

Josh had no children of his own (at least none that we know of).

He was preceded in death by Mom Linda, Grandma Nina Burgert, and Grandpa Joe Burgert.

A remembrance service was held at 2:00 p.m. April 25 in the chapel of Trout Funeral Home where you may re-tell the stories he can no longer share.

Anyone dressed in a suit or Sunday’s best will be promptly escorted back to their vehicle. Just kidding ... we’ll accept you as you are — just as Josh would have in life.

Please be wary for any children’s sake, there may be profanity and/or alcohol involved.

If you have a special memory or maybe just want to irritate Josh for all eternity, please bring a magnet or sticker to attach to his casket for evermore.

In lieu of flowers or memorial gifts, please give generously, in Joshs’ honor, to rockstarmusiceducation.org.

JRock will be placed to rest in the St. Mary’s section of Odd Fellows (the irony) Cemetery in Ponca City and I’m sure he would invite you to come by later and have a laugh on him — literally.

(paid obituary)

McMahan

 

 

 

Jim McNeill

Jim Edward McNeill, 55 year-old, lifelong Seminole County resident passed from this life Saturday, May 19, 2012 in a motorcycle accident northwest of Seminole.

He was born Aug. 9, 1956 in Seminole to parents Charles Edward McNeill and Daisy Violet (Vincent) McNeill.

Jim graduated from Seminole High School in 1974.

He was currently working for Stewart’s Wholesale located in Earlsboro.

Jim married Sherry Lee (McClanahan) McNeill on Oct. 2, 1987 in Seminole.

Survivors include his wife of almost 25 years, Sherry McNeill of the home; two daughters, Natosha Trammell and her husband Jimmie of Seminole County and Michelle Nunn and her husband Danny of Marlow; four brothers, Charles McNeill of Washington, Oklahoma, Gib McNeill of Shawnee, Vince McNeill of Seminole, James McNeill of Wewoka; one sister, Betty Shannon of Prague; seven grandchildren and a host of other family and dear friends.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents and by one stepdaughter, Jamie King.

The family has requested that donations be sent to Swearingen Funeral Home 1001 North Milt Phillips Ave. Seminole, OK 74868 in memory of Jim McNeill.

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

McNeill

 

 

 

Carolyn McSperritt

Carolyn Elaine McSperritt Wilson, 72, of Tecumseh, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at her home.

Carolyn was born Aug. 19, 1940 to Silas Floyd and Elaine (Chesser) Jackson in Seminole.

She was raised in Hobart, Oklahoma and Bethel Acres and was a graduate of Bethel High School.

She has lived in Tecumseh most of her life.

Carolyn married Roland Wilson on April 14, 2005 in Shawnee.

She was the manager at Granny Stephens Convenience Store of Tecumseh from 1978 to 1993.

Carolyn was a member of the Living Love Christian Center in Shawnee.

She enjoyed gardening and watching birds. Carolyn had a kind, gentle and loving spirit. Her family was the focal point of her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Dwayne and infant son, Darrell McSperritt; sisters, Darlene Wright, Vera Smith, Thelma Jackson and Hazel Maston; brothers, Floyd, Jr., Harold and Warren Jackson.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, Roland Wilson, of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Lisa McSperritt, David and Michelle McSperritt and Doug and Mattie McSperritt, all of Tecumseh; sister, Betty Maston, of Shawnee; brother-in-law, Roy Wright, of Wichita Falls, TX; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Rita Jackson, Phil and Judy Jackson and Jane Jackson, all of Tecumseh; six grandchildren, Brian and Lisa McSperritt, Ashley and Doug Kitchens, Lindsey McSperritt, Jordan and Audrey McSperritt, Jessica McSperritt and Joshua McSperritt; great-grandchild, Tanner Kitchens; former daughter-in-law, Jennifer Creecy, of Shawnee; father of her children, Joe and Darlene McSperritt, of Carthage, IL; and numerous extended family and friends.

Visitation will begin 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 and continue through service time.

Family will gather to meet with friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at Cooper Funeral Home.

Service will be 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at Living Love Christian Center in Shawnee with Pastor Mark Guinn officiating.

Burial will follow at Little 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

McSperritt

 

 

 

Joseph Meeley

Joseph Paul Meely, 48 year-old, Seminole County resident died Thursday, July 26, 2012 at Pauls Valley General Hospital.

He was born Feb. 25, 1964 in Lawton to parents Solomon Meely and Teresa (Fixico) Creek.

Survivors include two sons, Taylor Meely of Indiahoma, Oklahoma, David Meely of Tulsa; four daughters, Mary Meely of Tulsa, Uressa Meely of Broken Arrow, Sierra Meely of Wagoner, Melinda Meely of Tulsa; three brothers, Jeffery Meely of Shawnee, Timothy Meely of Tulsa, Quentin Creek of Shawnee; six sisters, Chenena Wise of Shawnee, Mary Meely of Oklahoma City, Michelle Ramirez of Shawnee, Tia Creek of Shawnee, Mattie Creek of Stillwater, Jannie Creek of Stillwater.

Joseph is preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Kaden Tyson.

Wake services are scheduled for Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Snake Creek Baptist Church where the body will be taken at 4:00 p.m.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 30, 2012 at Snake Creek Baptist Church with Steve Holota officiating.

Interment will follow at Snake Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be Roddy Camp, Arthur Hair, Anthony Roubidoux and Justin Meely.

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

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

Meeley

 

 

 

Nancy Meese

Nancy K. Meese, 75, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 in Edmond.

She was born Nov. 29, 1936 in Holdenville.

She graduated from Seminole High School in 1954.

She is a retired school teacher and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma.

Survivors include her husband, Allen D. Meese of Edmond; three children, Mary Jane Meese of Oklahoma City, Elizabeth Ann (Betsy) Sieck of Norman, and Kirtley Allen Meese of DeForest, WI and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21 at Crawford Family Funeral Service in Edmond.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association - www.alz.org

Meese

 

 

 

John Melton

John "Jack" Edward Melton of Wewoka died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in Ada at the age of 63.

He was born in Claremore, on Oct. 5, 1948 to William Melton and Esther Blanche (Little) Melton.

He is a graduate of Pleasant Grove school and attended college for two years.

He worked in the construction business as a laborer.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Oogie Melton and Bill Melton.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Sheyahshe of the home; brothers, Robert Melton, Lloyd Martin and Scott Martin of Seminole; sisters, Toni Martin, of Seminole, Tammy Martin of Shawnee and Mary Yerby; step-children, Q. Micco McGirt, Chris McGirt, Christen McGirt, and Angela Miner and six grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2012 at Sand Creek Eufaula with Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Paul Donnie Wolf officiating.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Melton

 

 

 

Robert Melton

Robert Melton, 90
March 22, 1922 - July 12, 2012

Robert Addis Melton, 90 year-old, lifelong Seminole resident passed from this life Thursday, July 12, 2012. 

He was born March 22, 1922 in Seminole to parents L.D. and Lilly Melton.

 Robert attended Bowlegs schools and later married Frances Addie Northcott on July 30, 1941.

They were married for 68 years at the time of her death in 2009. 

Robert served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1945 as a Technician Fifth Grade.

They later moved to Borger, Texas where he worked for Phillips Petroleum Company as a machinist.

In the early 1970’s the couple returned to Seminole where they were members of the First Baptist Church in Bowlegs.

Survivors include his son, Richard D. Melton of Salt Lake City, Utah; one son-in-law, Milton Hoff of Stinnett, Texas; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Pat Ward of Ada, Norma Jean Rice and her husband Bill of Shawnee, Joy Stevens and her husband Mike of Tulsa; daughter-in-law, Joyce Smith of Corona, California; seven grandchildren, Tommy Hoff, Tammy Snider, Robert Melton, Terry Melton, Amy Causey, Misty Melton and Christy Earhart; sixteen 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.

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

 His parents; wife; brother; sister and one daughter, Gaylene Hoff who died in 2002, precede Robert in death.

 Graveside services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Friday, July 20, 2012 at Little Cemetery just north of Seminole. 

Rev. Todd Moss will officiate the service.

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

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

Funeral Information: Little Cemetery located eight miles North of Seminole on Hwy, Little, OK 74868.

Melton

 

 

 

John Merrell

John R. Merrell, Sr., 65, of Granby, Missouri died May 12, 2012 at Freeman West after a sudden illness.

John was born March 8, 1947, in Wewoka to Oscar H and Ida Elizabeth Hanna Merrell.

He served in the Army National Guard.

He moved to SW Missouri in 1985.

He was a self-employed Flooring Contractor.

He was a member of Silver Moon Full Gospel Church.

He loved old cars and motorcycles.

He married Marlene Sullivan, Aug. 16, 1973 in Oklahoma City. She survives.

Additional survivors include his children, Shawn Jay and Shayla Merrell, Neosho, MO; Terry John and Margaret Merrell, Joplin, MO; John Ray, Jr. & Hope Merrell, Konawa; Julia Merrell Bird and husband Larry Bird, Seneca, MO, Teri & Scott Loghry, Tontitown, AR and Mike and Patty Krueger, Neosho, MO.

John is also survived by two brothers, Denver & Wynema Merrell, Konawa; Jack and Janet Merrell, Konawa and a special brother-in-law & his wife, Bruce and Penny Sullivan, Neosho, MO.

He is survived by five sisters, LaVon Hubble, Norma McKeever, Lola Mae Garner all of Konawa, Bobbie and Jerry Womack, Littleton, CO and Linda & Wayne "Cotton" Bowerman of Neosho, MO; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren with an additional one on the way, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at Silver Moon Full Gospel Church, south of Diamond, MO with Pastor Phil Barber officiating. Interment will follow at Granby Memorial Cemetery, Granby, MO.

Serving as pallbearers are Seth McDonald, Sean McDonald, Scott McDonald, Mark Krueger, Patrick Bird, and Caden Hendricks.

Contributions may be made to the American Diabetics Association or Silver Moon Full Gospel Church C/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 26, Granby, MO 64844-0026.

Friends may call at Clark Funeral Home in Granby, Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m., where the family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Monday evening.

Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Granby , MO.

Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.

Merrell

 

 

 

Betty Merritt

Betty Jo Merritt, 83, of Clay county Texas, died Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012.

Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Feb 17, 2012 at the Jefferson Street Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, Texas with Rev. Leonard Brothers, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in Hope Cemetery in Henrietta, Texas under the direction of Davis Funeral Home in Henrietta.

Mrs. Merritt was born on July 5, 1928 in Seminole, to Joseph Henry and Ola Eva (Reed) Edings.

She married Thomas "Tex" Merritt on Jan 28, 1953 in Wichita County, Texas.

Mrs. Merritt was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Tom.

Survivors include one son, Danny Merritt of Wichita Falls, Texas; four daughters, Linda Dickerson of Wichita Falls, Texas, Diane Roberts of Henrietta, Texas, Pam Stewart of Henrietta, Texas, Angela Laster of Sequin, Texas; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Hafemeister of Wichita Falls, Texas; two brothers, James Edings of Oklahoma and John Edings of Redding, California.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls at P.O. Box 4804, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308 or Jefferson Street Baptist Church at 401 Jefferson St. Wichita Falls, Texas 76306.

Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guestbook at www.davisfuneralhome.net.

Merritt

 

 

 

Daphne Metoyer

Daphne Eileen Metoyer was born May 19, 1958 in Bakersfield, California.

She died Monday, April 16, 2012.

She graduated from George Washington High School in Los Angeles, California.

She also attended and graduated from Marcello’s School of Cosmetology in Los Angeles, California.

She was employed in the field of nursing for over 25 years was employed as a diligent Certified medication Aide (CME) at Elmwood Nursing Home in Wewoka.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Perry, Sr.

She is survived by her mother, Doris Robbie Perry; one son, Terron King; two grandchildren of Wewoka; five brothers, Gary Metoyer of Corcoran, Ca., James Perry, Bryan Perry, Rodney Perry of Wewoka; Larry Perry of Vallejo, CA.; one sister, Catania Jones of Los Angeles, Ca.

Mandi Middleton

Mandi Michelle Middleton, 21, Seminole resident died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at Oklahoma City.

Mandi was born Jan. 14, 1991 in Claremore to John and Raina (Branham) Middleton.

Mandi moved to Seminole in 2001 from Skiatook, Okl.

She attended Pleasant Grove schools and was home schooled through high school.

Mandi was a rancher and an equipment operator; she loved ranching and was very good with horses, which she loved to ride, and working with cattle.

Some of her passions were all her animals, OU football, hunting, fishing and music. She was an artist with excellent drawing skills.

She was pursing a career as a graphic designer.

Mandi leaves to cherish her memories her mother and father, Raina and John Middleton of Seminole; her two sisters, Tanya Hunt of Seminole and Jonna Hilton of Tulsa; her grandmothers, Edith Cleary of Seminole and Juanita Branham of Skiatook. Her uncles, James Middleton of Quinton, Virginia and Big Branham of Skiatook; her aunt, Gina Branham of Skiatook, also her nieces and nephews and her closest friend Chelsey Ferrell also survive her.

Her grandfathers Tom Middleton and Dave Branham preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Rev. Jimmy Moreland will officiate at the service.

Burial will follow at the Osage Gardens Cemetery in Skiatook.

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

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

Middleton

 

 

 

Diane Milam

Leta Diane Milam, age 56, former Seminole Resident, now residing in Ada, went home to be with her Lord on July 30, 2012.

She was surrounded by her loving family and friends who supported and cared for her during her courageous battle with cancer.

Her trust in God, love for her family, shopping and sense of humor, were the gifts she used to help her through her struggles.

Diane served as secretary at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School for over 20 years.

She was not, just the secretary, but a mentor to many young boys and girls who called her "friend."

She was loved by her co-workers, who were deeply saddened when her health would no longer allow her to work.

She continued to be their friend and they were always there for her for whatever she needed.

Diane was a proud member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Diane was the proud mother of the two loves of her life, sons, David and Jesse Milam, both of Ada.

One sister Barbara Black of South Portland, Maine also survives her.

Many loving nephews, nieces, cousins, friends as well as her Aunt Betty Bolin, who became a source of strength to Diane, after her mother’s death.

Her constant, devoted granddog, Oscar, and grandcat, Brutus, also survive her.

Diane was preceded in death by her mother, Geraldine (Burnett) Bolin; her father, Odell Bolin and sister, Patty Raba.

She was the granddaughter of original Chickasaw enrollee Hariett Immotichey Burnett

Casket bearers will be David Milam, Jesse Milam, Gary Barnes, Kevin Beck, Bill Bolin, and Gary Kiker.

Funeral services for Diane will be held at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 with Earl Hood officiating.

Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be David Milam, Jesse Milam, Gary Barnes, Kevin Beck, Bill Bolin and Gary Kiker.

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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

Milam

 

 

 

Thomas Mills Jr.

Thomas Jackson "Tommy" Mills, Jr. 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at his home on Seminole.

Tommy was born Nov. 7, 1935 in Seminole to Thomas Jackson and Callie (Palmer) Mills.

Tommy retired in 1997 as Executive Director of the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum.

Tommy had previously worked in the agriculture industry at Farmland Industries, Banking, Oil and Gas and Real Estate. He was also co-owner of "The Line" gift shop downtown Seminole.

Tommy was a longtime member of the Seminole Church of Christ.

Tommy loved his grandchildren and spending time with them, and they loved him too. Tommy made a current bucket list and his one thing he wanted to do was teach his grandchildren how to fish.

Tommy loved to fish and loved nature.

Tommy married Vivian Parks on Jan. 28, 1956 in Seminole.

Tommy leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 56 years, Vivian Mills of the home; his daughters, Piper John and her husband Cameron of Oklahoma City, and Misty Floyd and her husband Dr. Jeff Floyd of Edmond. His eight grandchildren, Addi, Erin, Benny, Lucy, Sam and Josie Floyd and Elly and Maisy John, also survive him.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at the Seminole Church of Christ at 4200 Hwy # 99 North in Seminole. Chris Stinnett will officiate at the service.

Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Jim Hardin, Ken Crane, Stacy Kinsey, Lee Stillwell, David Keck and Thurman Edwards.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Village Of Hope, Hope Harber or Westview Boy’s Home, by contacting the Seminole Church of Christ.

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

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

Mills

 

 

 

Joe Morlan

Joe Albert Morlan, Sr., 76, Shawnee resident died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 at Rose Manor Nursing Home in Shawnee.

Joe was born Dec. 22, 1935 in Shawnee to Clarence Franklin and Lela Belle (Mefford) Morlan.

Joe was formerly of the Seminole and Maud areas.

Joe was a Lumberyard manager and contractor for many years in area lumberyards.

Joe was also a member of the McLoud Masonic Lodge and Member of the McAlister Consistory and Shriners.

Joe was married to Willma Marie (Harper) Morlan on March 12, 1955 in Gainesville, Texas and she preceded him in death on Feb. 14, 1994.

Joe is survived by two sons, Joe Albert Morlan, Jr and his wife Lisa Morlan of McLoud and Kevein Scott Morlan and his wife Missy Morlan of Stillwater and a daughter Regina Marie Morlan-Lloyd of Checotah; one sister Irene Decker of Checotah and ten grandchildren, Jacob Morlan and Bailey Morlan of Shawnee, Kiley Morlan, Keaton Lloyd, Kolton Lloyd and Kelby Lloyd all of Checotah, Derek Morlan and his wife Sophie of Shawnee and Leighton Morlan, Justin Morlan and Kynsi Morlan all of Stillwater and three great grandchildren, Aubri Jo Stidham of Checotah, Hayden Morlan and Peightyn Morlan of Shawnee.

Funeral services are planned for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with burial following at Sand Creek Cemetery north of Cromwell, Oklahoma.

Casket bearers will be Joe Morlan, Jr., Jacob Morlan, Kevein Morlan, Derek Morlan, Keaton Lloyd and Kolton Lloyd.

The family will receive friends and family at a family visitation; 6-8 p.m., Wednesday evening, Aug. 22, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Earl Morris Jr.

 

Earl Morris Jr. was accepted into the arms of the Lord on Sunday Feb 19, 2012.

Earl was born in Holdenville, on Aug 12, 1928 to Earl Morris and Floy Washington Morris.

He married Alice Bane of Sasakwa, OK on May 20, 1950.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Tom Morris, Bill Morris and Jerry "Skeets" Morris; sister, Geraldine Story and daughter, Debbie Sellers.

Earl leaves his wife of nearly 62 years, Alice Bane Morris; son Ronnie Morris of Shawnee; daughters Connie Crum of Midwest City and Paula Morris of Bethel; Son-in-Law, Jerry Sellers and grandsons Kris Morris, Bobby Sellers and Rocky Sellers, all of Phoenix, AZ; grandson David Sellers and wife Sarah of Tecumseh; granddaughters Melody Halupka and husband Marty of Princeton, TX and Kassil Bell of Bethel, OK; grandsons Andrew Shelton of Ft. Smith, AR and Dakota Terrell of Bethel, OK; brother, Jeff Morris and sister Josie Cravens both of Shawnee and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb 25 at 1:00 p.m. at New Beginnings Church, 1203 E. 42nd St., Shawnee.

Morris

 

 

 

Genetta Morris

 

Genetta Marie ‘Judy' Morris died Friday, Feb 10, 2012, at the age of 67 years.

Judy was the daughter of Herman Williams & Lois (Morphis) Williams, born on Nov 22, 1944 in Okemah.

She married Alvin Ray Morris in the late 1950s.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Herman & Lois Williams; her husband, Alvin Ray Morris; one son, Terry Ray Morris; one grandson, Jeff Dewayne Morris, and one great grandson, Seth Lee Little and one sister, Joyce Whisnant.

She is survived by her spouse, Daniel Breedlove, of the home; six children: Unita Little of Bearden, Dewayne Morris of Wewoka, Linda Webb of Cromwell, Alvin Morris and Charmin Fehse, both of Wewoka, and Jaquelyn Rednose of Tecumseh; twenty-three grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; three sisters: Lavina Cox and Sue Barnes, both of Cromwell, and Sharon Vance of Bearden; nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb 17, 2012, at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Cromwell, with Nancy Whisnant officiating.

Services are under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville. www.fisherfh.net.

Jack Morris

Jack Favor Morris, 72, lifelong Seminole resident died Friday, March 16, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Jack was born Jan 11, 1940 in Seminole, to Harry Oakes and Vaden Elizabeth (Smith) Morris.

Jack married, Alfreida Clarice Harris on Sept 2, 1961 in Seminole.

Jack was a graduate of Seminole High School in 1958 and went to East Central University where he graduated with a B.S. degree in Math and Physics in 1961. He later attended the University of Oklahoma where he graduated with a master’s degree in Computer Science.

Jack was a member of the First Christian Church in Seminole.

Jack retired from Seminole State College after 25 years of teaching Math and Physics. Prior to that he worked for Phillips Petroleum and General Electric as a Computer programmer.

Jack was a proud member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and was a direct descendant of original enrollee Susan (SueK) Oakes Morris and two Principal Chiefs of the Choctaw Nation; Apuckshunnubbee and Hopia Iskitinia.

Jack and Clarice were well known throughout Oklahoma and at Quartzsite, Arizona for "Jack’s Indian Taco’s", he enjoyed traveling, meeting people and was an animal lover, who loved his pet "Annie".

Jack is survived by his wife Clarice Morris of Seminole; two sons, John Michael Morris of Oklahoma City, and David Gregory Morris and his wife Rachel of Moore; one brother and sister-in-law, Harry Phillip and Ann Morris of Seminole, and one sister Mary Lou Duggins and her husband Stan of Woodward; two grandchildren, Josh and Devon Morris and two great grandchildren Hadley and Kainen also survive him.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice in Jack’s memory.

Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, are in charge of arrangements.

Morris

 

 

 

Kevin Morris

A memorial service for Kevin Dewayne Morris, 43 of Holdenville is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Holdenville.

Rev. Larry Chesser Sr. will officate with Rev. Rick Madron assisting.

Services are under the direction of Hudson Phillips Funeral Home.

He died on Thursday, July 12, 2012, in Holdenville.

Kevin was born on Oct. 29, 1968 in Holden to Tommy Morris and Patricia (Johnson) Morris.

He attended school in Holdenville.

He married Tamara Fielder on Jan. 29, 2007 in Wewoka.

Kevin worked in the residential construction business.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Bradley; honorary father, Larry Stegman; grandparents, Clarence Morris, Marie Morris, Roy Johnson, Lela Johnson.

He is survived by his wife of the home, Tamara Morris; children, Kyle Morris of Hodgins, Kayla Morris of Enid, Kristin Morris of Ada, Cody Morris of Ada, Katy Morris of Holdenville; one granddaughter; brothers, Jeff Morris of Holdenville, Randy Maxwell of Holdenville, David Bradley, Jason Morris of Wewoka; father, Tommy Morris of Wewoka, step-father Bill Bradley of Holdenville.

Honorary bearers will be Johnny Robinson, Charlie Norris, Joe Bakken, Aaron Bakken, Jarrod Bakken, and Ethan Bakken.

Online condolences can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Morris

 

 

 

Suzanna Moses

Suzanna Kay Moses, age 54, of Seminole died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 in Seminole.

She was born May 8, 1958 in Talihina to the late Sam and Josephine (McGirt) Moses.

She was a homemaker.

She served in the US Army June 1977 until June 1989.

Preceding her in death are her parents; brothers, Harland and Harold Moses and sisters, Rosetta and Sandra Moses.

Survivors include her daughter, Rosanna Moses and husband, Charles Yargee; and grandson, Taylor Moses.

Wake services are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Edward Jimboy officiating.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home and burial to follow at Moses Family Cemetery.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Moses

 

 

 

Delbert Mustain

Graveside service for Sasakwa resident Delbert Eugene Mustain are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Pastor Bill Chesser will officiate the services.

He was born July 21, 1956 in Lawton to Jack Earl and Georgia Lou (Williams) Mustain.

He died Monday, June 18, 2012 in Valley View Hospital, Ada at the age of 55 years.

He married Clarissa Faye Harris May 6, 1993 in Ft.Smith, Arkansas.

He served in the US Army and worked in the construction business.

Preceding him in death are his parents and daughter, Angela Long.

Survivors include his wife, Clarissa of the home; children, Jack Mustain, Mathew Mustain and Shawn Mustain all of the home; one granddaughter; brother, James Mustain of Lawton and sister, Carol Mustain of San Antonio, TX.

Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Mustain, Shawn Mustain, Ashley Rawls, Courtney Williams and Joey Tune.

Pallbearers will be Jack Mustain, Dillon Shaffer, Cody Bundy, Jesse Howard, James Mustain and Dalton Rawls.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Mustain

 

 

 

Stanley Myers

Stanley Frank Myers, a 1970 graduate of Wewoka High School, died in Dallas, Texas on April 5, 2012.

Born to Amelia Brown Myers and Frank Myers on March 26, 1952 in Shawnee, Stanley spent most of his youth in Hobbs, New Mexico.

When his family moved back to Oklahoma, he lived with his grandmother Ruth Brown, graduated from Wewoka High and always considered Wewoka his hometown.

He was preceded in death by his mother Amelia Brown Myers and is survived by his father and stepmother Frank and Suzanne Myers of Oklahoma City, his daughter Megan Myers of San Diego, California, his sister Teresa Gafford of Richardson, Texas, his sister Becky Grulich and husband Carl of Plano, Texas, a nephew Geoff Gafford, two nieces, Kelley McCoy and husband Cedric and Stephanie Jackson, a great nephew Aaron Jackson, and two great nieces, Alex Jackson and Morgan McCoy.

A memorial service will be held at Community Christian Church, 1300 Holly Drive, Richardson, Texas on April 12 at 4:00 p.m.

Dorothy Narcomey

Dorothy Jean Narcomey, 81 year-old, lifelong Seminole County resident passed from this life May 29, 2012 of natural causes at Seminole Care and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Nov. 1, 1930 in Seminole County to Moses and Martha Bean,

She attended Pleasant Grove High School graduating in 1947.

Dorothy married Willie Narcomey and he preceded her in death in 1996.

Dorothy lived in the Seminole and Bowlegs area all of her life.

She was a full time homemaker for eight children, working for a few years at a tool factory in Seminole.

Dorothy was a member of the Cedar Creek Indian Baptist Church and she has also attended the All Nations Baptist Church in Seminole.

She was proud of her Seminole heritage and maintained tribal traditions by attending the local Seminole Stomp Dance ceremonies as a participant in the summer time until poor health prevented her from participating.

She will always be known for her caring, giving nature to her family.

Always "giving" more of herself and giving to the last.

As the Matriarch of her family, she always did the best for her children and grandchildren.

Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory three sons and daughters-in-law, David and Cynthia Narcomey of Bristow, Terry and Denise Narcomey of Claremore, Tim and Rhonda Narcomey of Konawa; four daughters and a son-in-law, Carol Narcomey of Seminole, Darlene and her husband Adrian Steapahoudle of Bowlegs, Lenora Narcomey of Holdenville and Mary Narcomey of Depew; 25 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren and a host of other dear family and friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Willie Narcomey who died May 25, 1996; one daughter, Valerie Narcomey; one infant son; two grandchildren, Mark Franklin and Shelly Franklin; one great-grandchild, Holata Wilson; one brother, "Sonny" Bean; two sisters, Mary Lee Bender and Susie Petete also preceded her in death.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday evening May 31, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Following the visitation at the funeral home a wake service will be held at the family home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 1, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Internment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Relatives and friends are welcome to a farewell dinner celebrating the life of Dorothy Narcomey following the committal service. The dinner will be held at the Strother Community Center.

Casket bearers will be Dorothy’s grandsons, Eric Narcomey, William Narcomey, Joseph Haney, Phillip Kowena, Tim Franklin, Chissi Narcomey and Micco Cummings.

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

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

Narcomey

 

 

 

Clarence Nation

Former Seminole resident Clarence M. Nation died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 in Tulsa at the age of 88.

He served with the U.S. Army and landed in Normandy on D-Day and was awarded a Bronze Star for his heroism before being wounded in the Hedgerow fighting and was awarded the Purple Heart, carrying shrapnel in his shoulder the rest of his life. He returned to the front to be wounded again, and was in Paris at war’s end.

He was service manager for Seminole Motors (Ford).

Moving to Tulsa in 1962, he worked at Freight Damage Co. and later worked for Curtis-Goodner Van Restaurant Supply and retired. He then worked with Spess Pontiac in Cleveland, OK, retiring again.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; and two grandchildren, Annabeth and Lydia Nation.

Survivors include three sons, Larry Nation of Broken Arrow; Garry Nation of College Station, Tex.; and Noel Nation of Cleveland, Okla.; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services were 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Floral Haven Chapel in Tulsa.

Marguerite Neill

 

Marguerite R. "Mikee" Neill passed away at the age of 58 on Wednesday, May 9, at her Seminole home after a long, courageous battle against cancer.

Services will be 1:30 p.m., Monday, May 14, at the First United Methodist Church located at 910 Wrangler Blvd. in Seminole, followed by Internment at Maple Grove Cemetery with Pastor Gary Wilburn officiating.

Born at the Ashiya Air Force Base Hospital on October 7, 1953 in Kyushu, Japan, Mikee was the daughter of Oklahoma natives Maj. A. Burt and Josephine Hamilton.

She and her family lived at Scott AFB in Illinois, in Hamburg, NY and at Edwards AFB in California before her family settled permanently in Midwest City in 1967.

Mikee was a 1971 graduate of Midwest City High School. She attended Oklahoma State University for two years before she met the love of her life, Phil. After they married in 1974, they lived in The Village.

She worked for the state Employment Security Commission and graduated in 1976 from the University of Central Oklahoma.

In 1978, their daughter Robyn was born.

In 1980, Mikee and Phil moved to Seminole where he launched his CPA firm. She managed the office and tried – with modest success – to keep Phil in line!

Mikee was multi-talented, quick-witted and quick to laugh. Nothing was better than spending time with family and friends, whether at Deer Camp, reunions or holidays. She especially loved Christmas, creating hand-stitched, personalized stockings for every family member to hang over the fireplace. She and Robyn were more than mother-daughter – they were best friends.

A longtime member of Seminole First United Methodist Church, Mikee was active in the Beta Sigma Phi sorority and PEO Chapter CL. She had a keen decorating and landscaping eye and especially loved to work her flowerbeds.

She loved old movies and had an incredibly tender heart for animals, especially strays – many of which took up permanent residence with her and Phil.

Mikee was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved in-laws, Lawrence and Pauline Neill.

Survivors include husband Phil of the home; daughter Robyn of Yukon; brother and sister-in-law, Arnold and Beverly Hamilton of Edmond; nephew Matt of Edmond; nephew Andy, his wife Ashley, great-nephew Maddox and great-niece Lyndley, all of El Dorado, KS; and a host of family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mrs. "Mikee" Neill at American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or online at www.cancer.org

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

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

Neill

 

 

 

Joe Newcomb

Joe Glenn Newcomb, 78 year-old, lifelong Seminole resident died Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Seminole Integris Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 9, 1933 in Wewoka to parents, Florence (Childers) Newcomb and Olney Newcomb.

He graduated from Bowlegs High School in 1951.

He later married Janice Marie Reid on March 9, 1957 in Earlsboro.

Joe worked for 36 ½ years at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City as a tool designer.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Marie (Reid) Newcomb of the home; one son, Michael Glenn Newcomb of Green River, Wyoming; two daughters, Jennifer Beth Fogle of Midwest City and Janna Lea Newcomb of Oklahoma City; one sister, Carolyn Lewis of Ozark, Arkansas; six grandchildren and two great-grand children.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Florence and Olney Newcomb and by two sisters, Aline Alexander and Lenore Bray.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Rev. Carl Whitfield and Ken Jackson will officiate the service.

Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

The family will receive friends at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Casketbearers will be his six grandsons, his son, Mike Newcomb and his son-in-law, Milo Fogle.

Honorary bearers will be Jim Morgan, Tony Montoya, Jim Chadick and Zane Smith.

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

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

Newcomb

 

 

 

Mary Nogalski

 

Mary F. Nogalski, 73
December 10, 1938 - December 30, 2011

Mary Frances Nogalski, a Seminole resident for 27 years, passed away on Friday, Dec 30, 2011.

Mary was a longtime member of Immaculate Conception Church in Seminole.

Mary is survived by her husband of fifty-one years, John A. Nogalski; her four sons, Michael P. Nogalski of St. Louis, Missouri, John L. Nogalski (and his wife, Mary) of Leawood, Kansas, James F. Nogalski (and his wife, Beverly) of Tulsa, and Mark E. Nogalski (and his wife, Jennifer) of Austin, Texas, and eleven grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Delia Kirchhoefer and Kathleen Mannion, both of St. Louis, Missouri, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mary was predeceased by her parents, Louis J. and Delia A. Kilroy.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church in Seminole, on Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.

Visitation will take place at Buchholz Mortuary West in St. Louis, Missouri on Friday, Jan 6, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

A second Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Clare of Assisi Church in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, Jan 7, 2012 at 10:30 a.m., with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. A reception will follow the burial.

In lieu of flowers, masses or charitable contributions in Mary’s name would be appreciated.

Funeral Information: Jan 4, 2012, 6:30 PM
Immaculate Conception Church located at 811 W. Wrangler Blvd, Seminole, OK 74868

Arrangements by Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

 

 

Nogalski

 

 

 

Pamelia North

Pamelia Ann (Allison) North, 58, Shawnee resident died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 in Midwest City.

Pamelia a former longtime Seminole resident was born Nov. 24, 1953 in Seminole to J.C. and Ernestine Flora Mae (Martin) Allison.

Pamelia lived in Seminole for over 19 years before moving to Shawnee.

She graduated from Seminole High School and was a member of the Ideal Street Baptist Church.

She loved to dance, go camping and fishing.

Pamelia loved the beauty of the Caribbean, Bahamas, Jamaica, Cozumel and the beauty of the Rocky Mountains covered in snow.

Her two sons and daughter-in-law’s, Adam and Chanda North of Edmond and Andy and Traci North of Yukon; survive Pamelia.

She was also survived by four brothers, Bobby Allison and his wife Diana of Ronan, Montana, Logan Allison and his wife Debbie of Wewoka, Ronnie Allison and his wife Doris of Seminole and John Allison and his wife Cherry of Seminole; a sister, Sharon Asbury and her husband Gene of Eufaula. Seven grandchildren Chloe, Madison, John Mark, Savanna, Sadie, Bryson and Rylie also survive her.

She was preceded in death her parents and one brother, Danny Allison

Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with burial at Holdenville City Cemetery. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the service.

Casket bearers will be Bobby Allison, Logan Allison, Ronnie Allison and John Allison.

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

North

 

 

 

Donald Northcott

Donald Holmes "Don" Northcott 78, longtime Seminole resident died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 in Oklahoma City.

Don was born April 3, 1934 in Bowlegs to Bob and Margaret Northcott.

Don grew up in Bowlegs and attended and graduated from Bowlegs High School.

Don served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He retired from truck driving, but during his life was a mechanic, ranch hand and worked in construction.

Don was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and the American Legion, and North American Hunting Club, his passion was guns and knives.

Don loved fishing, and was known as one of the best catfish noodlers around.

Don also loved horses and anything that went fast. Don loved reading westerns of all kinds and watching westerns on television.

He completely enjoyed working with his sons on vehicles and talking about trucks. He even taught his daughter to be able to maintain her own vehicle. This was shared with his children from a very young age and continued as they became adults.

He also taught his children to be very independent and stand strong in their beliefs.

He had a deep love for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Don is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Kim Northcott of Edmond and Tony and Carolyn Northcott of Siloam Springs, Ark.; his daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Sheldon Hurst of Meeker; two brothers, Richard Northcott of Seminole and Bob Northcott of Bowlegs; three sisters, Sybil Turner of Mead, Okla., Judy Oates and Janie Owens both of Laport, Tex. His grandchildren, Carmencia Buoy, Wayland Northcott, Tabitha Frizzell, Misha Hennigh, Tiffany Fowler, Cally Ward, Alex Northcott, Kenzie Northcott, Hailey Northcott; his great-grandchildren, Hailey Northcott, Elijah Smith, Madison Buoy, Macy Buoy, Serenity Northcott, Stevie Buoy, Cooper Ward, and Cheyanne Ward all survive him.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ed Northcott and Tommy Northcott and sister, Suzanne Northcott.

Visitation is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 21 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Funeral services are planned for 10:30 a.m., Saturday Dec. 22, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Little Cemetery.

Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole is in charge of the arrangements.

Northcott

 

 

 

Sharon Northcott

Sharon Ann (Arnold) Northcott, 65 year-old life long Seminole resident passed from this life Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at her home in Seminole surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 3, 1946 in Seminole to parents Ann (Hill) Arnold and Jack Arnold.

Sharon grew up in Seminole where her father Jack Arnold began working for the Amerada Oil Company in 1943. She graduated from Seminole High School in 1964, she went on to further her education at East Central University earning her bachelors degree in education.

Sharon married Richard C. Northcott on June 7, 1968 in Maud, Oklahoma at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.

Sharon’s life was all about educating her family and herself and her students. She traveled on many occasions for school seminars to Washington D.C., Williamsburg, San Francisco, Virginia, St. Augustine, any where there was a science fair or history was being taught. Sharon was an Oklahoma facilitator for the Oklahoma Science Museum, she also taught classes at the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum. Sharon was also involved in the Eastern Star McLoud Chapter where she was a lifetime member and she was also involved with the Rainbow group. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Seminole.

Perhaps one of Sharon’s most outstanding accomplishments in life aside from caring for her family was her dedication to her students. She taught in the Seminole Public School district for 43 years retiring in 2011 from Northwood School in Seminole.

Sharon’s hobbies included fossil hunting, garage sales, painting and going to lake Tahoma.

Sharon leaves to cherish her memory her husband of almost 44 years, Richard Northcott of the home; two sons, Richard Arnold "Ran" Northcott of Saint Pauls, North Carolina and Jack Arnold "Jan" Northcott of Seminole, Oklahoma; two sisters, Sue Herriman of Maud, Oklahoma and Jacklyn "Jackie" Acree of Shawnee, Oklahoma; one grandchild Riley Northcott and two that she treated as her own, Cody Sockey and Nikki Sockey; Sharon is also survived by a host of dear family and friends and students who’s life she has forever touched.

Her Parents Jack and Ann Arnold, her grandparents Alice and Smith Arnold and William and Hice Hill, precede Sharon in death.

The family will be receiving friends at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole Friday evening, March 16, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church located at 910 Wrangler Blvd. in Seminole, Oklahoma with Pastor Gary Wilburn officiating the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be; Jan Northcott, Drew Jones, Tad Alford, Brett Waltman, Bryon Jenkins and Earl Jenkins.

Honorary bearers; Brad Stuteville, Erin Boggs, Mike Webster, Vic Richardson, Mark Johnson, Gavin Acree and Cody Sockey.

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

 

Ray Northern

Seminole resident, Ray Northern, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 in Midwest City at the age of 90.

He was born April 17, 1922 to George and Florence Northern in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

He married Mollie "Iola" (Tatum) Northern on Dec. 28, 1941 in Mesa, Arizona; the couple moved to Seminole County 16 years ago.

He took part in building hospitals, dams and bridges and he served in the U.S. Army for two years during World War II.

Survivors include his children Crystal Formica of Seminole, Clyde Pierce of Seminole; Jimmy Northern of Laveen, Ariz., and Olan Ray Northern of Palmer, Alaska; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mollie "Iola"; son, Wayne Northern; and grandchildren, Woody Northern, Kenneth Northern and Johnny Northern.

Casket bearers will be Clyde Pierce, Robert Pierce, Arthur David Pierce, Joe Houser, Cody Houser and Peter Formica.

Honorary casket bearers will be Sherman Whitley and James Northern.

Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with burial following at Maple Grove Cemetery. Rev. Roy Robertson will officiate at the service.

Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole is in charge of arrangements.

Northern

 

 

 

Sherrill Null

Sherrill Sue (Hause) Null, longtime Seminole resident died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 in Seminole.

She was born March 18, 1935 in Wewoka to Caleb W. and Marqueite M. (Foster) Hause.

Sue was a customer claims representative for Sullivan-Dollar Insurance Company in Seminole, she retired in 2001.

Sue was raised in Seminole at the Carter Oil Camp south of Seminole on Harvey Road.

She attended and graduated from Seminole High School in 1953.

While growing up, Sue was fond of horses and as soon as she was considered old enough, she joined the Seminole Roundup Club and traveled to several towns participating in the rodeo parades.

Sue was an avid sports fan and a very good athlete. She won the State doubles tennis championship her junior and senior years. For this she was inducted into the Seminole High School Hall of Fame in 2005.

Sue met and fell in love with Ronald Null and on July 8, 1965, they were married in Cleburne, Texas by the former pastor of Seminole First Baptist Church, Rev. Fling.

When she married Ron, she also became Mom to Ron’s son, Richard "Ricky" Null.

Sue went to work after graduation for Sullivan-Dollar Insurance Co. for a total of 23 years.

She was working there when Ron got a job in Arizona and she soon adapted to the desert life.

She loved to play golf and the Arizona climate allowed her to play 12 months a year. She always made the comment that "it doesn’t get any better than this".

After spending 18 years in the Arizona desert, Ron’s job took them to the cold country of Alaska.

She loved the outdoors while in Alaska even though it didn’t allow for much golf. However, it did provide her with some great fishing experiences, which almost made up for the lack of golfing.

Sue was a dedicated Christian. Faithful in the study of God’s Word and an advocate of the Christian faith.

She became a member of the Seminole First Baptist Church when she was a child and joined her home church again after moving back to Seminole in 1992.

Unfortunately, Sue was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in January, 2004. Sue was strong and put up a brave battle against the disease.

Sue is survived by her husband, Ron of the home; nephews, Max Hause and Mary of Seminole, Caleb Hause and Nancy of Oklahoma City, Mark Hause and Coleen of Eugene, OR., and brother-in-law Bill Null and Patricia of Mustang.

Sue was preceded in death by her mother and father; brothers, Caleb, Wayne and Jerry Hause; sisters, Audie Brown and Betty Hause and son, Richard "Ricky" Null.

Funeral services are planned for 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Seminole with burial following at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole. Rev. Marvin Kehl will officiate at the service.

Casket bearers will be David Wilson, Larry Smith, Bill Parsons, Max Hause, Caleb Hause, Robert Foxx, and Winston Neal.

Honorary bearers will be the Adult " G" Sunday School Department and D.D. Patterson.

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

Null

 

 

 

Obituaries for the Year 2012

Obituaries are listed alphabetically by the last name in the month they were published in The Seminole Producer in the year 2012.

Listings will include the deceased person’s birthday and death date, if provided in the published obituary, following their name.

JANUARY

Armstrong, Diana: 12/7/1943-1/22/12

Austin, Helen: 10/5/1912-1/3/12

Baker, John: 3/7/1944-1/21/12

Bell, Joe: 3/29/1946-1/28/12

Bishop Jr., Robert: 12/31/1964-1/10/12

Black, Edgar: 5/5/1938-12/29/11

Booker, Gladys: 9/5/1910-1/8/12

Brenner, Nora: 2/13/1940-1/19/12

Brewer, Harold: 7/20/1947-1/20/12

Brown, Braelynn: 1/2/2012-1/2/12

Brown, Rolland: ?-1/17/12

Campbell, Jennifer: 7/29/1977-1/1/12

Chesney, Bert: 5/12/1936-1/8/12

Columbus, Leon: 3/24/1929-1/21/12

Coon, Dwayne: 7/16/1962-1/18/12

Cunningham, Marie: 2/6/1943-1/10/12

Edgell, Elva: 8/7/1934-1/1/12

Frank, Virginia: 11/21/1933-1/8/12

Gideon, M.W.: 11/17/1923-1/25/12

Haddox, Ralph: 7/4/1951-1/18/12

Hahn, Altha: 8/9/1948-12/27/11

Harjo, Cheyna: 10/23/1991-1/1/12

Hartman, Frances: 7/27/1938-12/31/11

Hickman, William: 2/4/1943-1/11/12

Johnson, Deenna: 1/4/1960-1/2/12

Johnson Sr., Rudolph: 1/5/1927-1/12/12

King, Thelma: 8/24/1930-1/13/12

Kolander, James: 10/7/1953-1/16/12

Larison, Albert: 4/26/1932-1/1/12

Larison, Ruby: 10/16/1927-1/10/12

Looney, Rosie: 3/21/1936-1/5/12

Manasco, Debrah: 1/13/1953-1/4/12

Massad, Mimi: 5/30/1926-1/9/12

McCraw, Jack: 7/11/1924-1/28/12

Nogalski, Mary: 12/10/1938-12/30/11

Ott, Dr. Bill J.: 9/10/1923-1/27/12

Patten, Sharyl: 5/25/1947-1/22/12

Phelps, Ron: 8/25/1946-12/31/11

Phillips, Tommy: 9/28/1939-1/6/12

Pickens, Joann: 7/29/1938-1/4/12

Pippin, Ralph: 2/28/1924-1/19/12

Rayburn, Pauline: 4/6/1930-1/15/12

Renfro, James: 7/30/1956-1/19/12

Siler, Larry: 3/11/1941-12/30/11

Story, Geraldine: 6/29/1937-1/7/12

Tucker, Phyllis: 11/6/1980-1/23/12

Walker, Eva: 10/16/2011-1/5/12

Wheeler, William: 7/30/1929-1/3/12

Williams, Leon: 4/21/1956-1/30/12

Zeller, Mary: 11/15/1933-1/19/12

FEBRUARY

Bailey, Anna: 8/8/1914-2/3/12

Bender, Michael: 3/5/1952-2/6/12

Blackwood, Florena: 5/9/1923-2/17/12

Bond, Lewis: 3/27/1916-1/27/12

Bonser, John: 5/15/1938-1/29/12

Bounds, Rosalie: 10/26/1945-2/23/12

Capps, Heather: 2/8/1973-2/16/12

Cruz, Mary: 1/22/1950-1/31/12

Davis, Donna: 11/14/1932-2/4/12

Davis, Marion: 6/4/1933-2/12/12

Enoch, Michael: 4/30/1988-2/20/12

Grant, Wanda: 11/27/1920-2/19/12

Hailey, Polly: 9/28/1941-2/11/12

Hall, Stephen: 2/18/1960-1/28/12

Harjo, Donald: 6/20/1935-2/15/12

Harjo, Terry: 2/17/1950-2/25/12

Hawk, Norma: 3/18/1941-2/12/12

Houchin, Juanita: 4/6/1922-2/5/12

Howell, John: 10/16/1965-1/29/12

Hutchinson, Jimmy: 4/2/1932-2/14/12

Jefferson, Elizabeth: 6/20/1920-2/14/12

Jenkins, Floyd: 7/1/1939-2/16/12

Jolley, Opal: 10/24/1920-2/14/12

King, Daniel: 1/19/2007-2/15/12

Lowe, Thomas: 10/19/1950-2/20/12

Lowry, Stephen: 2/3/2012-2/3/12

Maybee, Durwood: 2/19/1930-2/16/12

Merritt, Betty: 7/5/1928-2/14/12

Morris Jr, Earl: 8/12/1928-2/19/12

Morris, Genetta: 11/22/1944-2/10/12

Patton, Beverly: 4/29/1966-2/22/12

Phillips-Hubbard, Doris: 9/3/1948-2/14/12

Renfro, Edward: 1/2/1934-2/10/12

Richardson, Thelma: 1/7/1915-2/15/12

Rutherford, Geraldine: 3/4/1924-2/18/12

Selfridge, Dale: 11/22/1939-1/30/12

Smartt, Dorothy: 1/2/1915-2/7/12

Stallings, Donivee: 7/21/1926-1/31-12

Thetford, Margaret: 3/7/1930-2/6/12

Thornbrugh, Verna: 5/5/1925-2/3/12

Timmons, Bobby: 5/15/1940-2/21/12

Tucker-Rutherford, Geraldine: 5/4/1924-2/15/12

Vaught, Ricky: 6/22/1957-2/25/12

Walker, Herb: 8/16/1932-2/20/12

Warner, James: 2/20/1935-2/2/12

Williams, Keetha: 3/13/1982-2/6/12

 

MARCH

Benn, William: 10/16/1948-3/15/12

Botsford, Hal: 12/8/1959-3/26/12

Bradley, Daniel: 5/31/1916-3/13/12

Briggs, Tommy: ?-3/27/12

Brewer, Daphine: 10/22/1922-3/15/12

Buchanan, Nathaniel: 3/17/1980-3/13/12

Cook, Donna: 5/17/1958-3/18/12

Crawford, Dale: 6/7/1943-3/25/12

Daniel, Summer: 6/5/1973-3/8/12

Darr, Ira: 6/13/1955-3/18/12

Davenport, Alice: 3/13/1948-3/19/12

Dean, Hattie: 2/5/1933-3/23/12

Dobbs, Dee: 5/15/1933-3/25/12

Dodson, William: 11/10/1920-3/16/12

Downey, Walter: 7/2/1935-3/22/12

Duncan, Prebble: 4/21/1923-3/16/12

Edwards, Thurman: 4/26/1922-3/24/12

Factor, Lahoma: 7/9/1952-2/29/12

Fye, Kirk: 7/17/1956-3/26/12

George, Alexandria: 9/3/1923-3/26/12

Godwin, Trenton: 3/6/2012-3/6/12

Gore, Staci: 7/13/1975-3/6/12

Grooms, Joyce: 10/10/1926-3/11/12

Hallum, Kenneth: 8/22/1935-3/9/12

Horton, Edward: 11/13/1945-3/15/12

Houck Sr., David: 8/26/1949-3/27/12

Jackson, Da’Kera: 3/13/2012-3/13/12

Jones, Della: 7/13/1919-3/19/12

Knight, Viola: 10/27/1911-3/24/12

Massay, Billy: ?-3/28/12

Matthews, Verna: 4/23/1922-2/29/12

Morris, Jack: 1/11/1940-3/16/12

McKown, Jerrye: 3/14/1928-3/20/12

Northcott, Sharon: 9/3/1946-3/13/12

Patterson, Bruce: 7/6/1922-2/27/12

Porter-Dahl, Pamela: 4/6/1951-3/5/12

Quillin, Ruthie: 11/15/1933-3/13/12

Ramey, O.D.: 6/25/1925-3/20/12

Rich Donald: 6/3/1939-3/24/12

Rodgers, Joe: ?-3/8/12

Russell III, George: 9/30/1957-3/7/12

Schumacher, Vesta: 9/13/1948-2/29/12

Shatswell, C.J.: 12/12/1972-3/17/12

Smith, Lucy: 11/13/1950-3/27/12

Spears, Bobby: 11/11/1972-3/12/12

Stokes, Leroy: 8/16/1928-3/21/12

Tanyan, Anthony: 10/16/1952-3/26/12

Thompson, Fannie: ?-?

Thompson, Trueman: 3/28/1926-3/21/12

Timmons, Irl: 11/21/1937-3/2/12

Van Sandt, Richard: 1935-3/19/12

Warden, Robert: 7/20/1937-2/24/12

Weatherly, Virgie: 3/24/1921-3/7/12

Wheeler, Lillian: ?-3/4/12

Williams, Ivan: 1/21/2012-3/1/12

Williams, Margaret: 9/6/1922-3/20/12

Williams, Walter: 12/12/1924-3/21/12

Willson, William: 5/13/1937-3/20/12

Winrow, Beulah: 5/1/1905-3/19/12

Young, Florene: 5/8/1913-3/28/12

APRIL

Aldridge, Albert: 7/26/1942-4/12/12

Boyd, Sonya: 5/12/1938-4/12/12

Campbell, John: 6/28/1957-3/29/12

Cloud, Billy: 4/2/1931-4/3/12

Coody, Randy: 12/26/1958-4/15/12

Coots, Glenda: 8/13/1933-4/16/12

Curley, Cleda: 3/28/1920-4/11/12

Dye, L.D.: 10/14/1924-4/13/12

Fixico, Samuel: 10/3/19550-4/22/12

Fobb, Rena: 12/13/1965-4/17/12

Gean, Alan: 3/24/1950-4/12/12

Good, Nathan: 5/22/1991-4/10/12

Graves-Pelley, Wanda: 5/19/1924-2/7/04

Grisham, Dennis: 9/12/1952-4/26/12

Higdon, Paul: 7/22/1934-4/22/12

Himes, Viola: 12/27/1922-4/22/12

Hood, Thelma: 11/18/1932-4/13/12

Jackson, David: 11/11/1915-3/31/12

Jackson, Earl: 9/30/1921-3/30/12

Johnson IV, Charles: 10/24/1953-4/26/12

Johnson, Gurdon: 2/23/1932-4/2/12

Johnson, Jimmie: ?-4/15/12

Kernell Sr., Glen: 1/23/1947-4/3/12

Larson, Janet: 6/27/1931-3/31/12

Massay, Glenda: 8/4/1937-3/31/12

McGehee, Tommy: 2/5/1926-4/5/12

McMahan, Joshua: 9/16/1978-4/18/12

Metoyer, Daphne: 5/19/1958-4/16/12

Mogridge, Darlene: 9/8/1928-4/4/12

Myers, Stanley: 3/26/1952-4/5/12

O’Connor, Paris: 9/5/1923-4/2/12

Petit, Annetta: 6/27/1938-4/17/12

Phipps, Treva: 1/20/1937-4/15/12

Powell, Ray: 2/22/1928-4/6/12

Pratt, Nancy: 6/3/1955-4/27/12

Sewell, Damien: 10/28/1994-2/29/12

Short, Barbara: 2/26/1918-4/4/12

Smith, Lena: 1/4/1918-3/30/12

Snowden, Larry: 1/8/1954-4/2/12

Stailey Jr., Carl: 4/19/1918-4/11/12

Trent, Benjamin: 11/24/1964-4/24/12

VanHorn, Edward: 12/21/1943-3/14/12

Wadlow, Clayton: 3/17/1943-4/27/12

Waldron-Armstrong, Mary: 3/1/1946-4/18/12

Walker, Lorene: 9/30/1933-4/7/12

 

MAY

Austin, Erma: 11/6/1929-5/13/12

Baker, Betty: 8/25/1954-5/16/12

Barkhimer, L.M.: 11/27/1918-5/9/12

Brinlee, Madge: 11/14/1921-5/17/12

Brown, Gleeman: ?-5/3/12

Burgess, June: 8/28/1939-5/11/12

Camp, Elizabeth: 5/23/1934-4/29/12

Chadwell, Betty: 8/6/1924-5/4/12

Cogburn, Samantha: 6/21/1969-5/6/12

Craig, Betty: 8/2/1949-5/21/12

Cullison, Irene: 1/24/1940-5/10/12

Davison, Sherry: ?-5/13/12

England, Idus: 3/30/1921-5/28/12

Fixico, Kenneth: 2/27/1940-5/17/12

Gentry, Edward: 4/27/1930-5/7/12

Harjo, Ava: ?-4/29/12

Harjo, Cora: 1/6/1919-5/24/12

Harjo, Effie: 4/18/1919-5/16/12

Harjo, Herbert: 1/1/1939-4/28/12

Harjo, Ronnie: 9/26/1954-5/8/12

Harris, Patrick: 5/12/1951-5/26/12

Hawkins-Robinson, Nathias: 5/7/2012-5/7/12

Haynes, Martin: 9/22/1964-5/21/12

Hopkins, Ivan: 7/31/1928-4/28/12

James, Katie: 11/4/1947-5/5/12

Kimmel, Chasidy: 11/24/1976-5/14/12

Kuestersteffen, Matthew: 4/15/1949-5/4/12

Lemons, Dallva: 2/22/1937-5/13/12

McEachern, Rick: ?-4/27/12

McNeill, Jim: 8/9/1956-5/19/12

Melton, John: 10/5/1948-5/1/12

Merrell Sr., John: 3/8/1947-5/12/12

Narcomey, Dorothy: 11/1/1930-5/29/12

Neill, Marguerite: 10/7/1953-5/9/12

Paluch, Mariusz: 5/13/1966-5/25/12

Price, Buster: 9/19/1933-5/6/12

Rademacher, Lucille: ?-5/17/12

Reed, Harold: 5/12/1922-5/22/12

Reynolds, Mark: 1/24/1958-5/15/12

Scott, Michael: 9/2/1962-5/22/12

Shelley, Joella: 11/30/1945-5/8/12

Shirley, Mary: 6/28/1943-5/3/12

Skaggs, Calvin: 6/30/1924-5/28/12

Smith, David: 9/12/1950-5/3/12

Stubbs, Michael: 11/21/1966-5/14/12

Thompson, Donald: 12/30/1923-4/30/12

Thompson, James: 4/5/1943-5/8/12

Turbeville, Wanda: 5/15/1925-5/16/12

York, Sarah: 10/23/1914-5/9/12

 

JUNE

Ackerman, Robert: 2/11/1933-6/27/12

Anderson, Lucy: 8/27/1917-6/12/12

Babcock, Elizabeth: 5/26/1928-5/28/12

Bender, Cecil: 5/27/1933-6/21/12

Biswell, Mary: 12/12/1941-6/3/12

Burgess, Hazel: 5/6/1920-6/23/12

Burkhart, Glenda: ?-6/12/12

Clausing, Jen: 11/26/18-6/22/12

Collins, Herbert: 4/2/1935-6/6/12

Coon, Johnny: 7/27/1962-6/14/12

Dorsett, Avis: 1/8/1922-6/19/12

Downey, Amber: 12/27/1986-6/11/12

Doyle Jr., Don: 1/8/1960-5/29/12

Driskill, Virginia: 4/11/1939-6/15/12

Foster, Diane: 3/26/1954-6/18/12

Galbreath, Cynthia: 10/11/1942-6/14/12

Garrett, Doyle: ?-6/27/12

Gayler, Larry: 2/23/1950-6/26/12

Green, Jolanda: 9/7/1967-6/3/12

Gregory, Cameron: 9/23/1935-6/2/12

Hardison, James: 5/24/1944-6/27/12

Hilterbran, Urschel: 8/15/1933-6/1/12

Jones, Lavern: 3/11/1921-6/7/12

Lewis, Mable: 12/18/1921-6/1/12

Long, Melvin: 1/13/1927-6/9/12

Mainord, Glover: 4/24/1921-6/2/12

Martin, E.O.: 5/2/1928-6/7/12

McKane, Wisey: 3/30/1930-6/12

Mustain, Delbert: 7/21/1956-6/18/12

Newcomb, Joe: 9/9/1933-6/17/12

Odor, George: 10/18/1928-5/30/12

Osuna, Lola: 11/14/1924-6/8/12

Pinion, Keith: 9/17/1960-6/17/12

Presley, Fred: 12/9/1932-6/18/12

Pryor, Frank: 4/27/1927-6/2/12

Riggle, Harold: 6/17/1909-6/21/12

Sharp, James: ?-6/15/12

Sharp, Troy: 2/22/1923-6/18/12

Songer, Luther: 5/23/12-5/30/12

Stanberry, Bobby: 12/16/1935-6/4/12

Vandiver, Ralph: 8/4/1911-6/11/12

White, Jerry: 11/29/1966-6/14/12

Wise, Jack: 4/28/1942-5/30/12

Wood, Robert: 11/9/1939-6/3/12

 

JULY

Brown, Cora: 11/21/1924-7/22/12

Campbell, Catherine: 10/29/1921-7/22/12

Clark, Barbra: 9/10/1911-6/30/12

Coley, William: 7/20/1938-7/16/12

Easley, Willie: 3/18/1931-7/14/12

Ellison, Linnie: 5/22/1922-7/27/12

Emarthle, Deborah: 10/4/1957-7/4/12

Evans, Bertha: 1/22/1932-7/14/12

Guinn, Melody: 8/26/1952-7/10/12

Harris, James: 1/13/1921-7/11/12

Harrison, Kenneth: 3/2/1935-7/1/12

Heffley, Robert: 2/26/1953-7/17/12

Howeth, Janet: 3/1/1953-6/30/12

Kibby, Dorothy: 12/7/1920-7/14/12

Long, Jody: 10/25/1983-7/23/12

Lucy, Jo: 2/12/1954-7/11/12

Maybee, Josie: 2/16/1933-7/2/12

McCosar, John: 6/27/1964-7/6/12

McGowen, Donna: 12/23/1944-6/30/12

Meeley, Joseph: 2/25/1964-7/26/12

Melton, Robert: 3/22/1922-7/12/12

Morris, Kevin: 10/29/1968-7/12/12

Pack, Fredda: 7/28/1944-7/25/12

Powell, Tinley: 6/13/12-7/14/12

Ppool, G.W.: 10/20/1923-7/13/12

Starr, David: 10/3/1968-7/23/12

Trimble, Louise: 10/21/1919-7/15/12

Tucker, James: 7/13/1940-7/10/12

Tye, Donald: 1946-2012

Valentine, Verna: 1/28/1941-7/10/12

Walton, Richard: 6/19/1944-7/13/12

Warren, Kate: 12/12/1919-6/26/12

Wood, Herschel: 3/13/1939-7/5/12

 

AUGUST

Adam, Kay: 8/24/1947-8/8/12

Archer, Rena: 7/25/1926-8/26/12

Atkinson, Sandra: 9/3/1937-8/11/12

Atwell Jr., William: 6/29/1922-2012

Baker, Mamie: ?-8/14/12

Bowlegs, Martha: 3/9/1943-8/15/12

Brown, Goldie: 2/9/1917-8/12/12

Bruce, Larry: 7/12/1944-8/8/12

Bullington, Bonnie: 6/16/1924-8/11/12

Carpitche, Louise: 4/3/1936-8/1/12

Caruso, Steve: 12/29/1963-8/16/12

Catcher, Gaye: 5/12/1962-8/14/12

Chaffin, Ianos: 12/2/1928-7/29/12

Chaney-Howell, Deborah: 6/4/1951-8/15/12

Dobbs, Jack: 11/15/1928-8/20/12

Dodd, Leona: 3/19/1921-8/21/12

Dodson, Alice: 3/16/1935-8/16/12

Edwards, Cheryl: 6/10/1954-8/11/12

Faulkner, Dewey: 6/5/1930-8/24/12

Harjo-Phelps, Rita: 12/18/1961-8/2/12

Harris, Christina: 1/30/1956-8/5/12

Harris, Grady: 4/11/1939-7/22/12

Harris, James: 3/15/1926-8/6/12

Hoselton, Dorothy: 1/25/1962-8/28/12

Huser, Kathryn: 5/8/1916-8/22/12

Kane, Michael: 8/1/1948-8/15/12

Kelley, James: 7/10/1947-8/27/12

Keys, Joshua: 1983-2012

Klaus Sr., Jimmy: 2/24/1938-8/5/12

Milam, Diane: ?-7/30/12

Morlan, Joe: 12/22/1935-8/20/12

Palmer, Aaron: 7/31/1988-8/25/12

Patterson, Molly: 7/13/1927-8/17/12

Pulliam, Donna: 11/9/1929-8/27/12

Sisco, Donna: 10/15/1945-8/21/12

Smith, Donna: 1/21/1931-7/28/12

Snyder Sr., William: 1/22/1952-8/8/12

Springer, Sybil: 9/24/1918-8/22/12

Thompson Jr., Homer – 8/23/1938-2012

Vails, James: 6/2/1934-2012

Warrior-Lawrence, Emma: 8/1/12

West, Howard: 9/26/1956-8/14/12

Wood, Dr. Julian: 3/2/1921-8/1/12

 

SEPTEMBER

Anderson, Charles: 9/13/1941-9/21/12

Argo, Dwight: 12/5/1946-9/5/12

Beauford, Dorothy: 5/1/1933-9/24/12

Bunnell, Betty: 2/25/1935-9/21/12

Buresh, Duane: 7/31/1943-9/13/12

Carter, Elfreeda: 11/3/1933-9/6/12

Childers Jr., Dub: 12/5/1929-9/9/12

Christopher, James: 9/10/1929-9/4/12

Cook, Jacqueline: 9/24/1926-9/18/12

Dacus, Foy: 10/2/1914-8/17/12

Davis, Daisy: 10/1/1930-9/22/12

Elkins, Amby: 8/9/1961-9/24/12

Feken, June: 6/5/1922-9/27/12

Finch, Mary: 4/14/1929-9/14/12

Hammons, Robert: ?-9/26/12

Heffley, Joyce: 10/26/1933-9/26/12

Herndon, Nancy: 1/9/1952-9/6/12

Hopper, Doris: 3/13/1936-8/29/12

Hoyle, Lea: 3/8/1955-9/26/12

Kilgore, Noma: 3/12/1935-9/13/12

Lee-Kishketon, Jennifer: 7/11/1980-9/2/12

Limes, Barney: 4/1/1930-2012

Meese, Nancy: 11/29/1936-9/16/12

Moses, Suzanna: 5/8/1958-9/7/12

Osborn, Mildred: 1/16/1916-9/4/12

Pack, Michael: 6/4/1951-9/23/12

Pfeifer, Wanda: 1924-5/30/12

Robertson, Ruby: 8/2/1931-9/25/12

Roblyer, Carl: 1/1/1917 - 9/19/12

Sharp, Terry: 3/7/1955 - 9/2/12

Smithee, Trena: 6/4/1943 - 9/3/12

Tanyan, Ruby: 3/2/1950 - 9/25/12

Tiger Jr., Ben: 8/25/1943 - 9/3/12

White, Branden: 10/12/1991 - 8/26/12

OCTOBER

Adams, Walter L: 10/24/1947-10/2/12

Aldridge, Eugene: 12/23/1931-10/29/12

Babb, James: 3/7/1946-10/5/12

Baker, JoAnn: ?-10/19/12

Berry, Donald: 5/8/1955-10/17/12

Brewer, Charles: 8/5/1943-10/14/12

Bricker, Virgil: 11/14/1937-10/11/12

Bruner, Joseph: 12/22/1943-2012

Cohen, Betty: 8/19/12-9/30/12

Cook, Leon: 12/12/1925-10/23/12

Davis, Cindy: 11/30/1948-10/10/12

Davis, Hariett: 2/12/1949-10/3/12

Davis, Maybeline: 2/25/1927-10/18/12

DeShields, Amos Jack: 11/5/1927-10/2/12

Douthit Sr., Jim: 5/26/1930-10/23/12

Dunagan, Patrick: 12/12/1947-8/27/12

Eishcheid, Marie: 12/22/1928-9/28/12

Grace, Beulah: 12/2/1910-10/1/12

Greenmyer, John: 6/28/1924-10/26/12

Harvey, Roy Starr: 3/19/1943-10/5/12

Higdon, George: 4/29/1930-10/24/12

Hoskins Sr., Vernon: 12/5/1926-10/26/12

Humphrey, Elizabeth: 6/18/1910-10/13/12

Hutchings, Rose: 7/2/1922-10/4/12

Hutton, Ashlee: 3/20/1983-10/15/12

Jones, Helen: 11/23/1922-10/20/12

Kelley, Galand: 8/9/1984-10/20/12

Kirkland, Jerry: ?-10/12/12

Lewis, Beretha: 11/18/1934-10/9/12

Lunn, Daniel: 5/17/1952-10/11/12

McKibbin, Eugene: 3/25/1924-10/1/12

McSperritt, Carolyn: 8/19/1940-10/20/12

Mills Jr., Thomas: 11/7/1935-10/2/12

North, Pamelia: 11/24/1953-10/13/12

Null, Sherrill: 3/18/1935-10/18/12

Peterson, Bruce: 7/16/1958-10/12/12

Phillips, Marian: 2/5/1930-9/23/12

Pratt, Mildred: 4/3/1921-10/17/12

Ramsey, Mary: 11/9/1938-10/24/12

Roundtree, Troy: 9/25/1928-10/7/12

Saunders, Elijah: 6/21/2012-10/9/12

Sharp, Linda: ?-9/29/12

Shirley, Aubrey: 9/1/1933-9/29/12

Stacy, Ronald: 3/19/1942-9/30/12

Stokes, Wayne: 9/25/1940-10/29/12

Thompson, Terrance: 4/17/1987-10/20/12

Upton Sr., Wesley: 5/28/1923-10/12/12

Warrior, Harry: 5/11/1943-10/9/12

Weston, Jud: ?-10/13/12

White, Betty: ?-10/22/12

White, Ruth: 11/19/1926-2012

Whitten-Blair, Agatha: 12/15/1926-10/1/12

Williams, Emmit: 11/21/1936-10/20/12

Williams, Winnie: 10/27/1913-10/23/12

Wood, Catherine: 12/24/1914-10/13/12

 

NOVEMBER

Adkisson, Robert: 3/3/1956-11/5/12

Anderson, Stella: 10/24/1925-11/23/12

Artcliff, Joan: 6/7/1950-11/5/12

Brown, Troy: 12/22/1992-11/7/12

Calger, Jane: 2/10/1959-11/22/12

Campbell, Orlan: 4/12/1935-11/21/12

Casteel, Norma: 8/6/1924-10/30/12

Conatser, Tina: 10/8/1968-11/10/12

Crane Jr., Frank: 10/11/1926-11/4/12

Cupp, Ordell: 6/15/1923-11/12/12

Darr, Amel: 11/23/1918-11/17/12

Ellis, Donald: 10/25/1946-11/15/12

Finnie, Seth: 7/31/1986-11/11/12

Fixico, Sonja: ?-2012

Gibson, Lula: 6/12/1918-10/29/12

Gibson, Mozell: 6/12/1918-10/29/12

Grant, Gregory: 3/4/1956-11/17/12

Hanan, Wanda: 1/14/1938-11/9/12

Harjo, Jacob: 6/23/1981-11/21/12

Hendryx, Mary: 7/25/1931-11/3/12

Henington, Linda: 9/21/1960-11/9/12

Jackson, Clifton: 2/18/1962-10/30/12

Jackson, Margie: 6/20/1919-11/19/12

Jackson, Martha: 5/12/1925-10/31/12

Johnson, Ronald: 8/22/1950-2012

Kimrey, Tammy: 7/13/1960-11/13/12

Kirk, Phillip: 1/10/1949-11/12/12

Kirkwood, Clara: 3/21/1937-11/4/12

Laxton, Ruby: 2/18/1942-11/18/12

Lilly-Pippin: Thelma: 2/13/1924-11/3/12

Little, Landis: 3/3/1924-10/27/12

Lunsford, Alta: 4/21/1932-11/8/12

McDonald, Leon: 11/13/1942-10/29/12

Middleton, Mandi: 1/14/1991-11/15/12

O’Connor, Vera: 7/8/1923-11/6/12

Phillips, Ernest: 11/17/1927-11/5/12

Sharp, Paul: 4/26/1970-11/25/12

Shultz, Robbie: 3/28/1955-11/7/12

Smith, Marsha: 2/25/1970-11/27/12

Stephens, Shirley: 11/24/1939-11/1/12

Tiger, Cunsah: 1/25/1953-11/18/12

Tiger, Sylvester "Chick": 8/7/1928-11/28/12

Tilley, Nicholas: 5/9/1996-11/9/12

Walton, Glenda: 12/23/1943-10/31/12

 

DECEMBER

Bennett, Minnie: 11/13/1934-12/17/12

Black, Luann: 8/7/1932-11/4/12

Bland, Edva: 2/20/1922-12/26/12

Bradley, Lena: 2/26/1930-12/19/12

Brewer, William: 7/4/1935-12/21/12

Bruner, Melvin: 12/28/1958-12/17/12

Butler, Lenora: 10/9/1923-12/2/12

Chandler, Dawnette: 1/8/1960-12/22/12

Coachman, Kimberly: 4/20/1982-12/23/12

Cole, Helen: 4/19/1942-12/4/12

Coone, Jo Ann: 12/7/1948-12/17/12

Davis, Venora: 7/2/1926-12/9/12

Fixico, Thomas: 9/9/1977-12/25/12

Fretz-Bohanon, Evelyn: 5/28/1922-12/9/12

Graves, Nancy: 1/17/1951-11/30/12

Green, Emma: 10/10/1920-12/10/12

Grove, John: 12/30/1931-12/17/12

Harper, Hansel: 5/15/19-12/20/12

Haney, Ayo: 7/24/1979-12/25/12

Hart, Allene: 5/27/1918-12/17/12

Klaus, Bob: 12/19/1942-12/11/12

Lewis, Alberta: 1/13/1916-12/20/12

Livesay, Stephen: 4/21/1947-12/7/12

McAnelly, Birdie: 1/30/1924-12/17/12

McClure, John: 7/11/1944-12/12/12

McGirt, Jimmie: 11/13/1928-12/8/12

Nation, Clarence: ?-12/19/12

Northcott, Donald: 4/3/1934-12/16/12

Northern, Ray: 4/17/1922-12/4/12

Parker, Jessie: 12/7/1941-12/3/12

Perrin, Beulah: 1/13/1923-12/23/12

Phillips, Karolyn: 11/24/1949-11/27/12

Rankin, Howard: 7/11/1924-12/22/12

Reiss, Delbert: 12/19/1932-12/22/12

Remis, Lela: 11/27/1933-12/15/12

Shurley, David: 5/26/1965-12/15/12

Taylor Jr., Alton: 10/23/1929-12/7/12

Upton, Bobbie: 1/20/1931-12/26/12

White, Margaret: 9/6/1953-11/30/12

Williams, Bob: 4/22/1936-12/16/12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paris O’Connor

Paris France O’Connor born Sept. 5, 1923 passed from this life on April 2, 2012.

She was born in Stonewall, the second of six children of Ora Catherine Gill France and John William France.

Paris graduated from Stonewall High School in 1941 and attended East Central College in Ada until she was offered a position with the War Department in Philadelphia.

Her family mortgaged the family’s cow to buy her train ticket to Philadelphia.

Paris came back to Oklahoma City in 1944 and worked at Federal Supply in Bricktown.

In 1946 she returned to Washington DC and in 1948 after the conclusion of World War II met William Edward O’Connor.

Bill and Paris married on Valentine’s Day 1948.

In 1956, Bill and Paris built a home in Howard County Maryland.

In 1960, their first daughter Catherine was born and 18 months later Melissa.

Paris loved to garden, bake, cook and sew. She was talented at sewing and at needlework and enjoyed creating a home for her family.

Paris was an avid reader and an active member of the United Methodist Church.

In 1978, Bill retired from NASA and the family moved to Tecumseh where Paris continued to be very active in the Methodist Church, volunteering to promote literacy and enjoying hobbies like quilting and gardening.

Paris was a devoted mother and wife and was the reason for so many successful camping trips that were history lessons, the creator of countless delicious family dinners and apple pies.

Through her faith, perseverance and steady guidance she taught her daughters the value of family, volunteerism and a love of reading, cooking and spending time with family.

She worked outside the home for almost her entire life and through her life we learned how to balance home and work and the independent spirit that has been an inspiration to her daughters and grandchildren.

Paris is survived by her daughter, Catherine O’Connor; daughter, Melissa Walker and her husband Kevin Walker; her granddaughter, Meredith Walck Wolfe and her husband Michael Wolfe; her granddaughter, Rachel Ginter; grandsons, Clinton Walker and John William Walker. She is also survived by her sister Lavern Powell of Delaware and Maudie Lee Wilson of Noble, Oklahoma; and many nieces and nephews.

The family thanks the staff of Cypress Springs Memory Care in Oklahoma City and Mission Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at www.alzfdn.org or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001.

Her visitation will be from noon to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Resthaven Funeral Home. Her service will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 5, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church of Seminole located at 910 W. Wrangler Blvd with Rev. Gary O. Wilburn officiating the service and burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

For additional information or to leave online condolences please visit our website at www.resthavenfh.com

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Vera O’Connor

Vera Naomi (West) O’Connor, age 89 and resident of Konawa died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at her home.

A Wake service is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Konawa, and a Funeral Mass is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9 also at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Konawa under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Fr. Joe Arledge will officiate.

Pallbearers are Curtis Ringgold, Jr., Ezekiel O’Connor, Brandon Floyd, Dennis O’Connor, Travis Hendricks, and Dylan O’Connor.

She was born July 8, 1923 in Bixby, to Chauncey West and Goldie (Lumley) West.

She married Garland Leo O’Connor in 1942.

She moved from Shawnee to Konawa sixteen years ago.

She is survived by four sons, Victor O’Connor of Konawa, Steve O’Connor of Konawa, Hal O’Connor of Shawnee, and Gene O’Connor also of Shawnee; five daughters, Mary Ann Arledge of Newalla, Jo Ann O’Connor of Konawa, Margaret Atchley of Georgia, Loretta O’Connor of Shawnee, and Janice Floyd of Konawa; two sisters, Gladys Beavers of Shawnee, and Mary Lou Harmon of Shawnee; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Chauncey and Goldie West; her husband, Garland Leo O’Conner; one son, Dwaine O’Connor; three brothers, David, Allen and Samuel West; three sisters, Ruth Harmon, Janie Hartshorn, and Daisy Keith.

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George Odor

George Samuel Odor, Jr. 83 year-old, life long Seminole resident passed from this life Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at his home in Seminole surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Oct. 18, 1928 in Seminole County to parents George Samuel Odor, Sr. and Fay Loney (Ketcher) Odor.

George attended Seminole Schools and then served in the United States Army.

He was also a proud member of the Cherokee Nation and a member of Harvey Road Baptist Church in Seminole.

On May 31, 1952 George married Billie Fern Harris in Seminole.

He worked for Newman Construction as a heavy equipment operator following that he worked as custodian at Strothers Elementary School until his retirement in 1994.

George leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 60 years, Billie Odor of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Karen Odor of Seminole; one daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Montia Robbins of Earlsboro; one sister-in-law, Joyce Williams of Seminole; four grandchildren, Lisa Grimes of Tecumseh, Shannon Grimes of El Reno, Justin Odor and Kaytie Odor both of Seminole; two great-grandchildren, Peyton Grimes of Electra, Texas and Elijah Kidwell of Tecumseh and a host of other dear family and friends.

George is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Lloyd Eugene Odor; five sisters, Lucille Farnum, Harriett Teague, Lucille Osborn, Fay Cauthorn, and Elsie Rider.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Rick Marquis, Leslie Williams, Elijah Kidwell, Tim King, Aaron Davidson and Shawn Robbins.

Honorary bearers will be the Men’s Sunday School Class of Harvey Road Baptist Church.

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

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

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Mildred Osborn

Mildred Elizabeth Osborn, 96 year-old, Seminole resident died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 at Golden Rule Nursing Home in Shawnee.

She was born Jan. 16, 1916 in Spaulding to parents John B. Bernard and Sarah (Glover) Bernard.

She was a homemaker who moved to Seminole 15 years ago from Eunice, New Mexico.

Survivors include two sons, Gerald Westmoland of Seminole and Allen Osborn of Albuquerque, New Mexico; one daughter, Mary Ann Brown of River Crest, California, seven grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband William Otto Osborn.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 at Little Cemetery with Rev. Russell Baker officiating.

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

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

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Lola Osuna

Lola Jewel Pratt Osuna died Friday, June 8, 2012 in Concord.

She was born at home in Seminole, Nov 14, 1924 to parents Thomas and Minnie Pratt.

She attended Peak High School near Chickasha.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Minnie Pratt; her brothers, Upton and Herb Pratt; her son, Jerry Goss and her husband, Eugene Peter Osuna.

She is survived by her sister, Dessie Weir of Casa Grande, Az; three daughters, Mildred Rogovoy of Bakersfield Ca, Darlene Field of Lincoln Ca and Jeanine Osuna Smith of Pleasant Hill Ca; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren.

A Catholic Mass will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 10:00 am. at Corpus Christi Church , San Francisco. Services will be officiated by Msgr. James Tarantino.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the SPCA of your choice, in memory of Lola Osuna Nov 14, 1924 - June 8, 2012.

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Bill Ott

Dr. Bill J. Ott, loved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Jan 27th, 2012 in Lubbock, Texas at the age of 88 years.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb 2, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Ott family plots located in the Butner Cemetery, Butner, OK.

Bill Ott was born in Wewoka, on Sept 10, 1923, the older of two children born to Loy and Thelma Coston Ott.

He served as a seaman in the US Navy during WWII.

He earned his B.S., M.S., and PhD degrees in soil chemistry and plant nutrition from Oklahoma State University.

Upon graduation, he joined the staff of Panhandle A & M College as assistant professor of Agronomy.

In 1958, Dr. Ott received a National Science Foundation Faculty Fellowship for advance study in plant nutrition.

During his career, Dr. Ott was Director of the Panhandle Experiment Station, Professor of soils at A & M College, Director of the East TX research center and Director of the Lubbock A & M research center, where he retired.

Dr. Ott was a 32nd degree Mason/Shriner.

He completed the Oklahoma State University Flight Training Program and was a licensed aircraft pilot and he was former President, Vice President and honorary member of the Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society.

His hobbies included gourmet Cooking, traveling, and lapidary.

His wife Mable Christine Ott preceded his death in 2011 and his son Richard Kent Ott in 1999.

He is survived by his two grandchildren Derrick Loy Ott and Pamela Kaye Ott, his great granddaughter Michaela Lyssy Ott: daughter-in-law Phyllis Ott, all of Lubbock; his sister Freda Lofties of Albuquerque, NM.

The family suggest that memorials be made to the Shriners Hospital of children.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Fredda Pack

Fredda Elaine (Clough) Pack, 67 year-old, longtime Seminole resident passed from this life July 25, 2012 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. She was born July 28, 1944 in Duncan, Oklahoma to parents Fred Clough and Dorothy (DeShazo) Clough.

Following High School Fredda went on to earn her bachelors degree from Oklahoma State University. On November 23, 1976 Fredda married J.R. Pack at the First Baptist Church in Bowlegs, Oklahoma.

Fredda worked as a bookkeeper over 30 years for Dan and Darlene Wallace at Columbus Oil Company in Seminole.

Fredda leaves to cherish her memory her father, Fred Clough of Seminole, Oklahoma; her husband of almost 36 years, J.R. Pack of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, John Whalon and his wife Misti of Allen, Texas, Don Pack and his wife Toni of Murphy, Texas, Dale Pack and his wife Monica of Norman, Oklahoma; one brother and sister-in-law, Dennis Clough and his wife Jewell of Garland, Texas; 6 grandchildren, Ashlei Pack, Derrick Pack, Brandon Whalon, Courtney Pack, Paige Pack and Zoe Whalon; 2 great-grandchildren, Hayley Pack and Mylee Pack; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Fredda is preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Clough and by her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Garland and Odis Pack.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating the service. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Casket Bearers will be: Steve Nelson, Tim Poplin, Max Hause, Richard Worley, Stan Kiker and Harold Poulter.

Honorary Bearers will be: Brandon Whalon, Derrick Pack, Clark Campbell and Darlene Wallace.

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

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

 

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Michael Pack

Michael Dewayne Pack was born June 4, 1951 in Inglewood, California to the late Lee Ray Pack and Imogene (Bunnell) Pack.

God called him home on Sept. 23, 2012 at the age of 61 years, after fighting a lengthy illness, which he fought until the end.

Preceding him in death are his parents, and son, Jason Pack.

Michael is survived by his significant other Vicky Wilson of the home; two brothers, John Pack and wife, Sara of Shawnee; Jimmy McPherson of Oklahoma City; sister Darla Pierce and husband, Charles of Oklahoma City; son, Michael and wife, Sara of Weatherford; three grandsons, Landon, Braiden Michael, Harley David all of Weatherford; a step-daughter Amber and son, Logan Michael of CA; step-son Gregory of CA; five nephews and two nieces, a host of Harley brothers and sisters, which Michael loved all of them.

Michael attended Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church where he found God’s word. He loved his church family and his many friends.

His passion in life was cruising in the wind on his Harley, with his friends and re-building Harleys with each of them. He loved to sit around and talk about motorcycles.

He enjoyed his three grandsons and watching them grow up and being called papa, which put a gleam in his eyes.

He will be greatly missed by his family, his Harley friends and all who came to know him.

Memorial services are scheduled for 12:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Aaron Palmer

Aaron Palmer, 24, Seminole resident, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 in Seminole.

Aaron was born July 31, 1988 in Santa Paula, California to Randall Palmer and Mary (Hanger) Hooper.

Aaron moved to Seminole in 2004 from Fillmore, California.

Aaron was manager of the Vailaint Detail Shop in Seminole.

He loved to fish, and was a very talented artist. Aaron had a passion for cars.

Aaron was an outstanding football player in high school.

Most of all Aaron was a hard worker and a very loving and dedicated husband and father.

Aaron is survived by his wife, Nicole Attocknie of Seminole; his daughter, Mia Ann Marie Palmer of Seminole; one brother, Eric Kigma of Chestnut, Illinois; a sister, Tiffany Palmer of Seminole, whom he was very close to and had a special bond with; mother and stepfather, Mary and Robert Hooper of Chestnut, Illinois; his mom that raised him, Amanda Oxford of Shawnee and father, Randall Palmer, also survive him.

He is also survived by a grandfather, Bob Palmer of Fillmore, California and his wife Shirley; an aunt, Bobbie Sue Palmer and cousin, Damien Ruiz, which he took care of in the home, also survive him.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Carl Whitfield and Vince Vanlandingham will officiate at the service.

Honorary bearers will be Eric Kigma, David Krause, Levi Pierce, Richy Kelly, Austin Laxton, Cody Stancell, Vince Vanlandingham, Damien Ruiz, Case Grizzle and Robert Hooper.

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

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Mariusz Paluch

Mariusz "Mark" Paluch, 46, Macomb resident died May 25, 2012 at Shawnee.

He was born May 13, 1966 in Poland to Jan Richard and Stanislawa (Kapusta) Paluch.

He was a carpenter by trade and was able to do many things in construction.

He is survived by a son, Jonathan Paluch of Shawnee, Michigan and a daughter Shyla Paluch of Shawnee, Michigan; two sisters, Teresa Wiecek of Poland and Krystyna Paluch of Detroit, Michigan survive him.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Spring Church Cemetery in Sasakwa.

Serviced are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud.

 

 

 

Jessie Parker

Jessie "Van" Parker, former Cromwell resident passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 in Dewar, Okla. at the age of 70 years.

She was born Dec. 7, 1941 to the late Sherman and Myrtle (Lasiter) Parker.

Van married Claudene Bleeker, Nov. 27, 1959 in Miami, Okla. and to this union four children were born.

He was a member of Pleasant Valley Church of Christ in Haskell.

His hobbies were fishing, traveling, Nascar racing, and handy man work.

Van worked in the oil and gas industry as a production foreman. He worked the oil fields in Russia and Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Preceding Van in death are his parents; and son, Gary Parker.

Survivors include wife, Claudene of Haskell; three sons, Greg Parker and wife Jerri of Cromwell, Mark and wife Carol of Oologah, Kelly and wife Lavon of Haskell; sixteen grandchildren, ten great-great-grandhildren; three sisters, Vada Rice of Memphis, TN, Joyce Yocham of Seminole, and Winnie Lack of Tulsa, a host of other relatives in the Cromwell, Wewoka, and Seminole area.

Honorary pall bearers will be Jacob Parker and Gatlin Parker.

Pall bearers will be Stevan Parker, Kevan Parker, Calvan Parker, Jarrod Parker, Mason Parker, and Anthony Parker.

Funeral services is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, with burial at Little Cemetery.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Sharyl Patten

Sharyl (Tarbox) Patten, age 64, of Norman, OK passed away at her home on Sunday, Jan 22, 2012.

She was born May 25, 1947 in Shawnee to Si Tarbox and Bill (Branson) Tarbox.

She spent the first 58 years of her life in Tecumseh. Sharyl attended Tecumseh schools and was Salutatorian of the 1965 graduating class. During her school years she participated in most of the extracurricular activities and was always a very competitive athlete.

She remained active in the Tecumseh Alumni Association prior to her illness; serving as president in 1976.

In 1965 Sharyl married Dave Patten.

They had two daughters, Lori and Dava. Sharyl was always very active in the girls’ activities, serving as homeroom mother, Bluebird and Campfire leader, and softball coach. Her home was always open to their friends.

Sharyl became a member of the Tecumseh First Baptist Church as a child and remained an active member throughout her life. She taught first grade Sunday school for many years.

At the time of her death she was a member of the Encouragers Sunday School class.

In 1978 Sharyl started a career in the oil and gas business, becoming a Petroleum Landman.

In 1984 she joined Dickey Bryan as a partner in Energy Lease Brokerage, Inc. in Seminole.

She has visited most of the courthouses in Oklahoma and is highly respected by her colleagues and clients.

Sharyl moved to Norman in 2005 so she could spend even more time enjoying her grandchildren.

She enjoyed being a part of anything her kids and grandkids were involved in.

She was an avid sports fan, especially baseball and basketball.

As a participant in her adult years she enjoyed snow skiing, water skiing, taking care of her yard, and travel.

She is a member of Chapter W, PEO.

Those left to lovingly cherish her memory are her husband, Dave; two daughters and sons in law, Lori and Steven Russell and Dava and Rick Byrd, all of Norman; five grandchildren Cale, Conner, and Rylie Russell and Braxton and Luke Byrd; four sisters, Suzi and John Gannon, LuAnn and Roger White, Debbie Fairchild and Jo Ellen and Buzzy Payton; one brother, Gus and Shereatta Tarbox; and many other family and friends.

The family would like to thank Norman Regional Health System and Mercy Oncology of Norman. A special thank you goes to the caregivers of Loving Care Hospice, Alex, Darcy, Michelle, Colleen and Brenda.

Viewing will begin 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 with the family gathering to meet with friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Tecumseh with Reverend Tony Peak officiating. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

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

The family has requested memorials in Sharyl’s honor be made to the Tecumseh Alumni Association Scholarship Fund or Tecumseh Relay for Life (The American Cancer Society).

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Bruce Patterson

Bruce Arnold Patterson, 89, of Seminole, departed this life on Feb 27, 2012 in Enid, OK.

Bruce was born July 6, 1922 to Harriet Preston and Arnett Patterson, in Huntington Arkansas.

Bruce lived a productive and generous life.

During his youth, Bruce had somewhat of a nomadic life with his mother and grandmother. They lived in Illinois, Kansas, and Arkansas. He arrived in Seminole, Oklahoma at an early age, where he made home and spent the rest of his life. He credits most of his up bringing to his Aunt Daisy.

Bruce attended Booker T. Washington School in Seminole. His education was interrupted because of his military services during the World War II era.

While in the military, he obtained the rank of sergeant and received several medals and ribbons.

On Nov 2, 2001, through Seminole Public School along with other Veterans, Bruce was honored with his high school diploma.

After his discharge from the military, February 1946, he returned to Seminole. Bruce worked for Halliburton in Seminole and Duncan.

In the 1960’s, he formed his own Roofing Company. He continued as a fulltime roofer, until the late 1990’s, when health issues limited his ability to perform. But if you listen to Bruce, he was a lifetime roofer, and nobody could do it better.

Bruce married his childhood sweetheart, Geraldine "Gerri" Jones of Seminole, May 9, 1943. To this union were born two children. Gerald Francis and Teresa Elaine. Through Bruce and Gerri’s endeavors they were blessed with the adoption of a son, Amare’ Worku.

Bruce leaves behind to cherish his memory: son, Gerald Francis (Victoria) Patterson, Portland, OR; daughter, Teresa (Donald) Tucker, Enid OK; son, Amare’ (Yeshiwork) Worku, Edmond, OK; sister, Olivia (Tracy) Dantzler, Kansas City, KS.; and sister-in-law Dolores Jones, Seminole, OK; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

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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Molly Patterson

Funeral services for well-known Seminole resident Molly Patterson are planned for Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Seminole.

Molly died at her home Friday, August 17, 2012 at the age of 85.

She was born Madeline Ann Dubie on July 13, 1927, in Colchester, Vermont

Her parents were Frank Amos and Elizabeth Adral (Cassan) Dubie; she was one of nine children.

Patterson attended Cathedral High School, where she graduated with honors in 1944.

She attended secretarial school in Boston.

She worked for Champlain Valley Group for nine years, then for Vermont Structural Steel for three years.

She married D.D. Patterson on April 18, 1958, in St. Albans, Vt.

Her husband was serving in the U.S. Air Force, so they moved to Sumter, S.C.

She worked for Williams Furniture from 1958 to 1967.

The family, which now included four children, moved to Yakota, Japan, for two years, then to Honolulu for a year.

They arrived in Seminole in 1970, where they immediately joined Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Patterson worked as librarian at Wilson Elementary School from 1973 to 1979, and then for her family’s oil business until 1989.

She went to work for J. Smart Company in 1989, and retired in 2005.

Patterson has been involved with many organizations and volunteered with many more during her years in Seminole.

She was a tireless member of Beta Sigma Phi, Church Women United and the Seminole Chamber of Commerce, where she was a frequent volunteer.

At her church, she was sometimes known as "Father Molly," greeting every member and visitor who came through the door, typing church bulletins and handling and organizing church events throughout the years.

She was active in the church’s Altar Society, holding every office, and guiding new officers and members through 42 years of First Communions, confirmations, Christmas parties, May crownings and bingo parties.

She volunteered with Meals on Wheels, with the Rotary Club’s Christmas dinner, and at Interfaith Ministries’ food pantry.

She was a volunteer with the Pink Ladies, and was named Volunteer of the Year by Integris Seminole Hospital; for that honor; she was the "pin up Girl" on this year's calendar.

She was once named Volunteer of the Year by Melvin Moran, who chose three volunteers to honor for their work in Seminole.

Patterson founded the Maple Grove Chapel Association, raising money for the cemetery and the restoration of the historic old chapel on the cemetery grounds, where she will be laid to rest.

She is survived by her husband, D.D., of the home.

Other survivors include her sons, Frank (Jennifer) Patterson of Houston, Rick (Amy) Patterson of Seminole, and her daughter, Beth (Linda) Gerwe of Dallas.

Grandchildren include Addy of Norman, Anna of Columbia, Mo., James of Dallas, Justin of Austin and Nolan of Frisco, Texas.

Also surviving her is one sister, Jeannette Legleitner of Cleveland, Ohio, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends who adore her.

Patterson was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, three brothers, and her beloved son, Dr. Glenn Patterson, who died Sept. 7, 1990, in Moses Lake, Wash.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Visitation will be held at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 with Catholic Rosary following at 7:30 p.m.

Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery of Seminole.

The casket will remain open during visitation and rosary at the funeral home, but will not be open at the church for services.

Casket bearers will be Larry Smith, David Wilson,Vic Kennemer,Dr. Gus Shi, Bill Parsons and Audie Woodard.

Honorary pallbearers will be Melvin Moran, Ron Null, Steve Saxon, Gene Hawk, Bob Webster, Don Gill, Ken McDaniel,Bill Jones, Bill Wantland, and Dr. Chayne Fisher.

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Beverly Patton

Wewoka resident Beverly Jean Patton, age 45 died Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at her resident after a short illness.

She was born April 29,1966 in Wewoka, to the late Tommy Olden and Dezeree Garfield.

She graduated from Weleetka High School.

She previously worked for Oakrdige Nursing Home as a CMA.

She is preceded in death by her father, brother Tony Ray Olden

Survivors include mother, Dezeree (Garfield) Brashaw, step-father Rev. H.P. Bradshaw, children Michael Patton, of Yukon, Christopher Patton of Wewoka, Johnathan Patton of Wewoka, and Ashley Chupco of Seminole and four grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Kirk Garfield, Adolph Garfield, Anthony Bradshaw, Alethia Woodmore, Claude Bradshaw, Horace Bradshaw Jr., Cindy Bradshaw, Tommy Olden, Mary Olden, and Judy Olden.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:00 PM Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 at New Life Church, 121 W. 12th, Wewoka, with Rev. John Tottress officiating, and burial to follow at Thomas Town Cemetery, Sasakwa, OK.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Beulah Perrin

Beulah Mae Perrin died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 in Tulsa.

She was born Jan. 13, 1923 in Blackburn, Okla. to C.B. and Leota Milburn Perrin.

She graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1945 with a degree in Education.

She taught for Wetumka Public Schools before returning to OSU, where she earned a Master’s degree in 1954.

She taught at Seminole Public Schools for over 20 years as an elementary teacher and reading specialist.

She is survived by brother, Paul Perrin of Tulsa.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at Highland Cemetery in Pawnee, Okla., with Rev. Don Brown officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home in Pawnee, Okla.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Clarehouse, 7617 S. Mingo Rd., Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74133., www.clarehouse.org, or a charity of choice.

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Bruce Peterson

Bruce Peterson, 54, of Corvallis was called home by our Lord and Savior on Oct. 12, 2012.

Bruce was born July 16, 1958 in Edmond to parents, Clinton and Eva Sue Peterson.

He moved to Oregon in 1999.

From his younger years, Bruce displayed a quiet tenacity, strong work ethic and faith in God that carried him through life.

Bruce loved boxing and as a young man, he won the Golden Glove Boxing title for the Junior Olympics in 1975.

He also enjoyed time with his family, camping, Sooners and Beavers sports, horseshoes and the Oregon coast.

Bruce often could be found enjoying a game of disc golf with friends, his two grandsons he helped care for, and his dog, Shelby.

As his health declined in later years, Bruce approached all obstacles with determination. Enduring multiple transplants, illness and cancer, he never complained.

Those who knew and loved Bruce always will remember him as a humble, gracious, dignified man whose inner strength shone through until his final breath.

Bruce is survived by his beloved wife, Tracy; his son, Christopher; stepdaughters, Adrienne and Angela; and siblings, David, Larry, Gary, JoAnn and Cathy.

He also leaves behind multiple nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services will take place today, Oct. 16, at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens in Corvallis.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Benton Hospice Service or a place of choice.

Service arrangements were by Twin Oaks Funeral Home.

Annetta Petit

Annetta Joyce Petit, former Seminole county resident died April 17, 2012 at the age of 73.

She was born, June 27, 1938 in Oklahoma City to parents, Woodrow Merle Foster and Ruby Mae (Marchant) Foster.

She retired from the Seminole county school system.

She married Bonnie I. Petit on Oct. 10, 1953 in Archer City, Texas.

She is survived by one son, Jimmy W. Petit of Pottsboro, Texas; one daughter, Sherrie L. Griffith of Jacksonville, Florida; one sister, June Douthit of Seminole, four grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2012 at Little Cemetery with Rev. Tim Martin officiating.

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Wanda Pfeifer

Wanda Yvonne Simpson Pfeifer was taken to Heaven on May 30, 2012 at the age of 88. She is now a part of heaven and earth.

Wanda was born is 1924 in Cardin, OK; her family moved to Maud at an early age when her father was transferred to the Sinclair oil lease and lived in a tent.

She attended Seminole public schools where she was a part of the glee club until her father was transferred to Bristow. She graduated from Bristow High School, a member of the state honor society.

She later attended Braum Business School in Tulsa and worked for an insurance company.

Wanda met her first husband, Kenneth Roebuck, a career U.S. Army soldier, and had one daughter, Debbie Roebuck.

They traveled and lived in many Army bases including Africa and Europe.

Following her divorce from Kenneth, Wanda found her high school sweetheart, Virgil Pfeifer who had lived at an adjacent oil lease in Seminole growing up.

After having been separated by World War II, they were married in 1974 and made their home in Corpus Christi.

She went to work for Corpus Christi Army Depot, and Virgil worked for Koch refinery.

Wanda and Virgil retired in 1986 at the age of 62 and traveled extensively for their retirement.

Wanda is survived by her daughter, Debbie and her three children, Skye, Beau and Brooke Leland; daughters-in-law, Elle, Stephanie and granddaughters, Marlee and Annee.

She is also survived by Virgil’s children, Linda Pfeifer, Odessa Landry, and Dewayne Pfeifer and their children and numerous grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by Virgil’s daughters, Glendoris and Virginia.

Wanda is entombed at the Seaside Memorial Park in Corpus Christie, Texas.

 

 

Ron Phelps

Lifelong Seminole resident, Ron Phelps, passed away peacefully at his home after a lengthy illness on New Year’s Eve at the age of 65.

Ron was born in Shawnee on Aug 25, 1946 to his parents Joe Phelps and Edna Mae (Hough) Phelps.

Ron, a champion debater, graduated from Seminole High School in 1965. Attending the University of Oklahoma on a National Merit Scholarship, Ron received B.A. and M.A. degrees in English Literature. He was famous for teaching his English class at OU while disrobed.

Ron later taught the children of migrant farm workers in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and instructed United States military personnel in creative writing while residing in Germany.

A writer, poet, musician, and intellectual, Ron penned voluminous imaginative works including his book of memorable epigrams, From the Hotel in Antarctica and numerous works of fiction. Among them were a Buddhist mystery, Murder by Dharma, an american Civil War novella, The Enactment, and a science fiction novel, X. Ron’s critical study of Nicholas Roegʼs cult-film, Performance, was itself a cult piece of writing.

His essays, "The sentence of Madison Morrison" and "The Darkness of Light" were published in 2005 in a compilation on the contemporary philosopher, Madison Morrison.

With a taste for music both popular and classical, Uncle Ronnie composed a wonderful set of children’s pieces for solo piano that he played and taught to his own nieces.

Ron is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Judy Phelps of Seminole, his two beloved nieces and their husbands, Lauren and Brad Schatzel of Oklahoma City and Lane and Jess Royall of Venice, California. Ronnie is also survived by his two grand-nephews, Benjamin and Desmond Schatzel, and had just been introduced to his new-born grand-niece, Genevieve. Ron is also survived by his significant friends, Kathy Misuraca, of Seminole and Bonnie Monroney, of Louisiana.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Edna Mae, his grandparents, W.H. and Nedda Hough of Seminole, and Orley and Vern Phelps of Putnam, Oklahoma.

The family will hold a private memorial service and burial. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

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Ernest Phillips

Ernest Leroy Phillips, 84, of Huntsville, Texas passed away Nov. 5, 2012 at Park Manor Rehabilitation in Conroe, Texas, with his daughters at his side.

Ernie "Bud" Phillips was born in Cestos, Okla., on Nov. 17, 1927 to Lillie Eva Waldo Phillips and Emery Phillips who have both preceded him in death.

Ernie was an accomplished and respected pilot, with over 30,000 logged flight hours and 1100 Arctic Circle crossings, who was a pioneer in the Alaska aviation industry utilizing the first Lear Jets in support of the oil and gas industry in Alaska.

Ernie was a problem solver who often introduced design improvements for the aircraft he operated though never formally trained in industrial design.

Ernie is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Louise, to whom he was married for 64 years and whom he lost six weeks before he died, and by grandson Richard Todd Cassidy and great grandson Lane K. C. Halliwell.

He is survived by his daughter, Elaine Halliwell of Huntsville, Tex. and his daughter, Marianne Head and husband, James of Humble, Tex. and grandchildren Chris Halliwell of Jacksonville, FL, Kim Farmer of Sebring, FL, Casey Halliwell of Jacksonville, FL, Jeffrey Head of Austin, Tex. and John Head of Poulsbo, WA. He is also survived by six great grandchildren.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Nov. 15, 2012 at the Brooke Funeral Home Chapel, 672 FM 980 Huntsville, Texas 77320.

Contributions may be made to the Rita B. Huff Humane Society – 530 Bearkat Blvd., Huntsville, TX 77340

Online family register book is available at www.brookefuneralservice.com

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Karolyn Phillips

Karolyn Fay Phillips was born on Nov. 24, 1949, in Prague and departed this life on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, in Oklahoma City, at the age of 63.

Karolyn, the daughter of Floyd and Sylvia (Roberts) Yeager, was a resident of Guthrie.

She` married Terry Phillips on May 6, 2000, in Seminole.

Karolyn was a graduate of the Oklahoma School for the Blind and worked for the League for the Blind as a receptionist, answering service, and dispatcher.

She was an accomplished singer, song writer, poet and musician.

She was a member of the Seminole First Assembly of God Church and the Seasons of Refreshing online church.

Her parents, and grandparents, Willard and Mary Roberts and Jim and Bertha Yeager preceded Karolyn in death.

Survivors include her husband, Terry Phillips of the home; sons and daughter-in-law, Richard Yeager of Oklahoma City, Steven and Layla Yeager of Prague; grandchildren, Cory, Drake, Ryan, Riley, Dylan, Tommy, and Trinity; step-son, Richard Phillips of Seminole, step daughters, Trina Phillips of Ogden, Utah, Susan Phillips of Spokane, Washington; brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Melba Yeager of Oklahoma City; sisters and brother-in-law: Pat Moore of Seminole, Joanne and Roger Fleming of Prague; aunt, Bea Hanks of Seminole; numerous nephews and nieces and other family and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday Dec. 6, 2012 at 10:30 a.m, at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with Pastor Doyle Long officiating.

Interment will follow at Rossville Cemetery in Meeker.

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

A guest book is available to share your memories on-line.

Please visit www.ParksBrothers.net

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Marian Phillips

Marian Louise Phillips, 82, of Huntsville, Texas passed away Sept. 23, 2012 at her home in Huntsville, TX with her daughters at her side.

Louise Phillips was born in Seminole on Feb. 5, 1930 to Mary and Houston Parker who have both preceded her in death.

She began her life with her husband Ernie of 64 years, in Seminole and would spend much of the rest of her life residing in Denver, CO. Anchorage, AK. and Aberdeen, SD. before retiring in Huntsville, TX. in 2005.

She loved spending time with family, loved ones and many beloved family pets.

She was truly a lifelong partner of her husband as they traveled and worked together over their years of marriage.

She is survived her husband Ernest L. Phillips of Huntsville, TX; two daughters, Elaine Halliwell of Huntsville, TX and Marianne Head and her husband James of Humble, TX; five grandchildren, Chris Halliwell of Jacksonville, FL, Kimberly Farmer of Sebring, FL, Casey Halliwell of Jacksonville, FL, Jeffrey Head of Austin, TX, John Head of Poulsbo, Wash. and seven great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by grandson, Richard Todd Cassidy.

Memorial services to celebrate her life will be held 4:00 p.m. Oct. 6, 2012 at the Brooke Funeral Home Chapel, 672 FM 980 Huntsville, TX 77320.

Contributions may be made to the Rita B. Huff Humane Society – 530 Bearkat BLVD., Huntsville, TX. 77340

Online family register book is available at www.brookefuneralservice.com

Tommy Phillips

 

Tommy D. Phillips, Wewoka resident died Friday, Jan 6, 2012 at the age of 72.

He was born Sept 28, 1939 in Wewoka to parents Theodore Roosevelt Phillips and Palmer Elizabeth Sutton.

He graduated from Douglass High School in Wewoka.

He served in the Navy and Air Force.

Phillips worked as a Volkswagen mechanic in Albuquerque, NM. He also worked at Oakridge Nursing Home in Wewoka for 20 years as Laundry Supervisor.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Jan 13, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Wewoka. Rev. B.G. Renfro will officiate.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Surviving him are daughters, Sylvia D. Phillips of Oklahoma City, Vonda Williams of Wewoka, Carla Phillips and Elizabeth Phillips, both of Albuquerque, NM; special friend Oletha Gordon of the home; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Myers Mortuary of Wewoka.

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Doris Phillips-Hubbard

 

Doris Ann Simpson Phillips-Hubbard, 63, of Earlsboro, passed away, Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012, in Ardmore.

She was born Sept 3, 1948 to J.C., Sr. and Virginia (Dial) Simpson in Seminole.

Doris was raised in Seminole and attended Pleasant Grove Schools.

She served two years with the Job Corps. in Poland Spring, Maine.

Doris later attended Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech for one year and completed her Licensed Practical Nursing training. She worked as an LPN for many years.

Doris was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

She enjoyed basketball, fishing, and cooking with her family.

Doris had a passion for singing and was well known for her beautiful voice. She was frequently requested to sing for special occasions.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, J.C., Sr. and Virginia Simpson; son, Frank Phillips, Jr.; five sisters, Vivian Farris, Sophie Sutton, Rose White, Shirley Jo Simpson and Nancy Ann Simpson; and brother, Curtis Simpson.

She is survived by her ex-husbands, Frank Phillips, of Wagoner, OK and Reggie Hubbard; four daughters, Frances Phillips, of Tecumseh, Ladell Phillips, of Norman, Kimberly Phillips, of Brooksville, and Jacquelyn Phillips, of Tecumseh; three sisters, Joann Harris, Eva Cooper and Mary L. Hardman; two brothers, James Simpson and J.C. Simpson, Jr.; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family and friends.

Service will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at Liberty Baptist Church with Reverend Bill Matthews officiating. Burial will follow at Sowatske No. 972 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

Treva Phipps

Treva Ann Phipps, 75 of Linn, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012 at her home in Madill.

She was born on Jan. 20, 1937 in Maud, to the late Noel Elvin Richards and Annie Lillian Ryker Richards.

Treva was raised in the Maud and Harjo area and in 1963 moved to Marshall County where she lived the rest of her life.

She married Harold Roy (Red) Phipps on June 1, 1965 in Gainesville, Texas. He preceded her in death on June 2, 2003.

Treva attended the Little City Baptist Church for several years and was recently attending the First Assembly of God Church in Madill.

She loved her family and she enjoyed quilting, crocheting and working outside on her lawn.

She is survived by her children, Darrell Paul Lott and wife Vicki of Ardmore, Ricky S. Lott and wife Kathy of Enos, OK and Charlotte A. Connel and husband Billy Joe (B. J.) of Madill; step-children, Dale Phipps of Forest Grove, Oregon and Sherry Cafaro of California; grandchildren, Jared Connel and wife Jaime of Lone Grove, Steven Connel of Oklahoma City, Brooke Davis and husband Eric of Madill, Waylon Lott and wife Amanda of Madill, Josh O’Steen and wife Tamara of Enos, Sara Robbins and husband Logan of Ardmore, Sheila Lott of Ardmore and Rachel Jones and husband Patrick of Ardmore and 15 great grandchildren, Jaidon, Jacie and Jaren Connel, Grace and Kaytleigh Davis, Baler and Bridger Lott, Brittany, Delton and Joshlyn O’Steen, Jessica, Alivia and Ava Robbins, Addison and Jovi Jones.

She is also survived by one brother, Lee Richards of Maud and one sister, Ozeeta Dodson of Shawnee.

Treva was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Delbert Richards and T. C. (Chuck) Richards.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and a family hour will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Watts Funeral Home in Madill.

Services will be Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill.

Paul Hutchison and Ron Armitage will officiate the service. Music arranged by Paul Hutchison.

Interment will be at the Linn Cemetery, Linn, Oklahoma.

Services are under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Oklahoma.

Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.

Casket Bearers will be Jared Connel, Steven Connel, Waylon Lott, Eric Davis, Josh O’Steen, Logan Robbins and Patrick Jones.

Honorary Bearers will be W.L. Moore, Howard Hammons, Pete Cook and Ron Williams.

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Joann Pickens

 

Joann Pickens, known as "Dorset" age 73 and a former resident of Konawa, died Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada.

A wake service is scheduled Sunday, Jan 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan 9th at the Konawa Chapel. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Rev. Ed George will officiate.

Pallbearers are Bill Armstrong, Frank Armstrong, T.A. Larney, Harold Stone, James Payton, David Green, Darrell Armstrong, and Eric Cowan.

Honorary pallbearers are Scott Story, Cody Story, Malachi McCracken, Luke Cloud, Cliff Tinkler, Dean Walker, Damond Harjo, Bolo Harjo, and Ben Allford.

Dorset was born on July 29, 1938 in Konawa to Burl Story and Maudy (Woods) Story.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by one son, Michael Story of Holdenville; three daughters, Judy Cloud of Ada, B.J. McCracken and Linda Cook of Carnegie; ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Burl and Maudy Story; Jerry Green; one sister, Christan Gibson; and four brothers, Roman, Amond, and Richmond Harjo, and Tony Gibson.

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Keith Pinion

Keith Pinion was born Sept. 17, 1960 in Holdenville to Carl and LaVerne Pinion.

He passed away on June 17, 2012 at the age of 51.

Keith graduated from Holdenville High School in 1979 and moved to Henryetta to attend OSU OkmulgeeTech for auto parts management.

He later worked for the Creek Nation in Tulsa.

He also owned his own service station and auto sales lot.

Later Keith returned to the Holdenville area and worked for Town & Country Auto.

Keith was always smiling and laughing and enjoying life.

He loved going to the lake and riding his wave runners.

He was also a huge fan of NASCAR and OU Football.

Most of all Keith loved spending time with his family and friends.

Keith was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Gene Hearn and his maternal grandmother, Abbie Itson; paternal grandfather, Author Pinion and grandmother, Marie Pinion; uncle Frank Hearn and uncle Joel Pinion.

Survivors are his children of the home: son, Clint Eugene Pinion; daughter, Katie Lynn Pinion of Bowlegs; his parents, Carl and LaVerne Pinion of Holdenville; brother, Kevin Pinion and wife, Marcia Pinion of Holdenville; sister, Karla Ramsey of Holdenville; sister, Kim Turner of Holdenville; niece, Heather Pinion; niece, Sarah Pinion; nephew, Dylan Ramsey; niece, Shelby Ramsey; nephew, Ross Turner and his significant other, Christie Crawford of Mansfield, TX; her children, Lindsey Crawford, Cody Crawford; special cousin, Felicia Baca and many other family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Hank Neal, Kevin Hardeman, David Neighbors, Raul Chavez, Richard Carr and Josh Klimek.

Honorary bearers will be Jim Turner, Mike Ramsey, Dustin Bristow, Nathan Cross and Donnie Stotts.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Holdenville.

Roy Sisco will officiate with Kevin Hardeman and Overseer John T. Berry assisting.

Interment will follow at Bibly (Glory) Cemetery in Holdenville.

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

Online condolences can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Ralph Pippin

Ralph Avery Pippin, 87, passed from this life around 5:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan 19, 2012, in Enid, Oklahoma.

Ralph, a lifelong Seminole resident, is survived by his bride of 67 years, Marion Crawford Pippin.

A memorial service and a viewing will be held Tuesday, Jan 24, 10:00 a.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation will follow the service and eventfully his remains will be interred with his wife. Chris Stinnett will officiate at the service.

Born on Feb 28, 1924 in Weleetka, Ralph moved to Seminole with his family at the age of two.

Ralph attended Seminole Public Schools, served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during WWII, and returned to Seminole to operate Pippin Plumbing for 56 years with his brother Lee Pippin.

Ralph was a faithful member of the Seminole Church of Christ where he served as a deacon for many years.

Ralph was always ready to tell a joke and loved to hear them and for many years could be found weekday mornings at Park’s Drug drinking coffee and swapping jokes and stories with his buddies.

In addition to his wife, Ralph is survived by one brother Lee Pippin of Seminole, one sister, Bernice Lindsay of Tecumseh, one son, Richard David Pippin of St. Robert, Missouri and one daughter, Linda Pippin Griffin Puckett of Enid. Five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and five-great great-grandchildren also survive him.

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

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Pamela Porter-Dahl

Pamela Ann Porter-Dahl born on April 6, 1951, passed away on March 5, 2012.

She is proceeded in death by her husband, Kenneth Masters Dahl II; her parents, James and Barbara Porter and three brothers, Brice, Stephen and Richard.

She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Kightlinger and her two grandsons, Tanner Powell and Hunter Brannan; her sister, Maureen Manning; three nephews, Marshall, Mason and Levi; her niece, Jamie; three great nephews, Dean, Evan and one on the way and her aunt, Donna Mains.

There will be a memorial gathering on Saturday, March 31, 2012 between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Shawnee home.

Come and share a memory and a meal with the family of Pamela, an irreplaceable mother, wonderful grandmother, loving sister, caring aunt and a deeply loved and missed friend.

Pamela’s Words to Live By were:

"Life’s too short to have white walls."

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Ray Powell

Ray H. Powell, 84, of Edmond, died April 6, 2012 at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City.

He was born Feb. 22, 1928, in Lawton, to Ray and Edwina Powell.

He married Corinna (Hillery) Powell on June 11, 1954, in Waurika.

He attended high school in Temple and was a 1950 graduate of Oklahoma A&M.

He was a banker for forty years and throughout his career was active in Lions Club and other civic work in Seminole, Hollis and Edmond.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ray and Edwina Powell.

Ray is survived by his wife, Corinna, of the home in Edmond; his son, Kyle Powell of Okmulgee; three daughters, Debbie Brooking of Tulsa, Heather Owen of Seattle, WA and Courtney Moore of Tucson, AZ and nine grandchildren.

Graveside services were Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. at the Waurika Cemetery. Rev. Karen Slater officiated.

Services were under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home in Waurika.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dudleyfuneralhomes.com

The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

Tinley Powell

Tinley Rae Powell infant daughter of Shane and Tracy (Traylor) passed away Saturday, July 14th, 2012 in Oklahoma City.

She was born June 13, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City.

A private family service was held Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Church of Christ, Wewoka.

Aaron Alsbrook and Dane Robinson officiated and burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include her parents, Shane and Tracy Powell of Wewoka; twin sister, Timber Nicole Powell; maternal grandmother, Tina Smith of Wewoka; maternal grandfather and wife, Dean and Tammy Smith of Blanchard; paternal grandparents, Stephen and Patti (Billingsley) Powell of Wewoka; maternal great-grandparents, Max and Virginia Smith of Wewoka; paternal great-grandparents, Don and Cheryl Powell of Wewoka; uncle and aunt Chase and Lacy Powell of Wewoka; aunt and uncle Trina and Rusty Carter of Holdenville: cousins, Addie Powell of Wewoka, Tatum and Cash Carter of Holdenville; a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins, and many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were conducted by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

G.W. Ppool

Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at the Leonard & Marker Funeral Home Chapel with interment following in the Bixby Cemetery officiated by Dr. Hess Hester.

G.W. Ppool was born on Oct. 20, 1923 in Krebs, Oklahoma to William Ppool and Myrtle Tressie (Logsdon) Ppool.

He passed from this life on July 13, 2012 in Tulsa at the age of 88 years, eight months and 23 days.

G.W. was a graduate of Bowlegs High School.

He was proud to have served his country as a member of the United States Air Force.

He had lived in Tulsa since 1963 where he retired after many years as a District Manager for Continental Emsco.

He was a longtime member of the Southern Hills Baptist Church.

When he was not working, G.W. loved to watch O.U. football and St. Louis Cardinals baseball.

He married Colleen Ouida (Adair) Ppool on Nov. 27, 1944 in Bowlegs and after more than 65 years of happiness together, she preceded him in death on May 19, 2010.

He was also preceded by eight siblings, Lois, Alice, Ed, Doris, Leo, Pete, Emma and an infant brother.

He is survived by two daughters, Sandy McGuire and husband Richard, of Sapulpa, and Gina "Jeanie" Allphin of Liberty Mounds, OK; one grandson, Zachary Allphin and wife Teri; two great-grandchildren, Kolten and Dakota; a sister-in-law, Virginia Ppool and several other relatives and friends.

Online tributes and condolences may be left for the family at www.leonardmarkerfunerals.com.

Services are under the direction of Leonard and Marker Funeral Home of Bixby

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Mildred Pratt

Mildred Lucille (Swarb) Pratt, 91 year-old, longtime Maud resident passed from this life on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 in Oklahoma City.

She was born April 3, 1921 west of Maud to parents, William Swarb and Lula (Dixon) Swarb.

Mildred attended Harjo Schools north of Maud.

On May 31, 1941 Mildred married Bernard Pratt in Tecumseh. The couple later moved to Maud in 1945.

She was a member of the Maud East Oak Church Of God.

Mildred also served at the past-president of the Cook-Harjo Home Demonstration Club and past-president for the American Legion Auxiliary where she held her 50-year membership. She also served as the overseer for Fairview Cemetery association.

Mildred was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Mildred leaves to cherish her memory one son, Gary Don Pratt of St. Petersburg, Florida; one daughter, Betty Lou Pratt of Oklahoma City; two grandchildren, Amber Jenkins and Dawn Gow; and six great-grandchildren, Patrick Corser, Ayla Saldin, Marcelo Doria, Ryan Gow, Maddie Jenkins and Kylie Jenkins. Mildred is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

Mildred is preceded in death by her parents, William and Lula Swarb; her husband, Bernard Pratt who died on Oct. 12, 1970; three brothers, Marvin Sward, Willard Swarb, Elva Swarb; and by one sister, Lillie Baker.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at The Sooner Road Church Of God located at 1724 South Sooner Road in Oklahoma City. Brother Art Bostic will officiate the service and interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud where the family is due to arrive at approximately 12:30 p.m., the casket will be open for those wishing to pay their respects.

The family has requested that donations be made to The Sooner Road Church Of God 1724 South Sooner Road in Oklahoma City, OK 73110 or to The Full Life Hospice Organization in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma or to the Fairview Cemetery Fund at 28680 Kings Road in Maud, Oklahoma 74854. Please make donations in memory of Mildred Pratt.

Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud, 405-374-2424

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

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Nancy Pratt

Nancy Annette (Patrick) Pratt, 56 year-old life long Seminole resident passed from this life April 27, 2012 in Seminole.

She was born June 3, 1955 in Seminole to parents Alfred Edward Patrick and Nancy Virginia (Hines) Patrick.

Nancy grew up in Seminole where she attended Seminole Schools.

She graduated from Seminole High School in 1973.

Nancy went on to further her education by earning her LPN license.

She was currently working for the Family Resource Center in Seminole.

Nancy was very proud of her Cherokee heritage.

She loved doing arts and crafts, taking care of her cats and caring for her family and friends.

Survivors include, one brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Debi Patrick of Yukon; one sister and brother-in-law, Stella and Steven Ilbery of Coalgate; six nieces and nephews, Tina Pittman of Tishomingo, Steven P. Ilbery of Kiowa, Tammy Presley of Seminole, Levi Patrick of Oklahoma City, Lacey Patrick of Oklahoma City and Lisa Patrick of Stillwater; one great-neice and three great-nephews; a host of other dear family and friends who loved Nancy greatly, she will be missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 30, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fred Presley

 

Fred Don Presley 79, of McKinney, Texas passed away on June 18, 2012 in McKinney, Texas.

He was born on Dec. 9, 1932 to Clifford Presley and Mamie Williams Presley in Seminole.

Surviving Fred is his wife, Roberta Rosamond of McKinney, Texas; children, Vicki Sells of McKinney, Texas, Evelyn Dailey of Nevada, Texas, Debra Presley of Oak Point, Texas and grandson raised as his own son, Shawn Presley of Muskogee; four grandchildren and one great grandchildren.

Visitation was held at Allen Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. A private graveside was held at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with a memorial service held at 3:00 p.m. at the Allen Funeral Home Chapel in Wylie, Texas with Rev. James Rasbeary officiating.

Funeral services are under the direction of Allen Funeral Home.

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Buster Price

Buster Price, longtime resident of Holdenville died in Oklahoma City on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at the age of 78.

He was born Sept. 19, 1933 in Holdenville to Matt Allen Price and Bessie (Scroggins) Price.

He attended and graduated from Spaulding Schools.

He married Loujene Abercrombie March 20, 1967 in Holdenville.

He worked for Krume Oil Company in Bristow as a pumper for many years.

He is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Loujene.

He is survived by his son, Terry Streater of Oklahoma City; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry Price; step-children, Marvin Ballard of Enid, Edward Ballard of Holdenville, Allen Ballard of Bokchito, Valerie Williams of Batesville, Arkansas.

A funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012 at the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Jimmie Freeman officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jack Sawyer, Dale Ramsey, Eric Streater, John Babb, John Babb Sr, Doug Blatt.

Honorary bearers will be Doyle Wingo, Fred Florida, Wesley Higgins, Greg Streater, Eddie Streater, Ben Streater, Marvin Ballard, Allen Ballard, Willard Ringgold.

Interment will follow at the Holdenville Cemetery, Holdenville.

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

Online condolences can be left at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Frank Pryor

Frank Wesley Pryor, 85, Shawnee resident died Saturday, June 2, 2012 in Shawnee.

He was born April 27, 1927 in Cromwell to Earl and Annabelle (Anthony) Pryor.

He was a longtime Seminole resident.

He married Geraldine (Sparks) Pryor on May 2, 1947 in Seminole.

He was a self-employed mechanic and business owner for most of his working life at Frank’s Truck and Auto Repair.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Jeri Pryor of Shawnee; three sons, Frank Pryor of Shawnee, Rodney Pryor of Clinton and David Pryor of Eureka, California; 12 grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at Calvary Cemetery on Highway 177 in Shawnee at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2012 with military honors.

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

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Donna Pulliam

Donna Mae Pulliam died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 at Midland, Texas at the age of 82.

She was born Nov. 9, 1929 in Seminole county, Oklahoma to parents Newt Villines and Esta Mae (Holderfield) Villines.

She married Leondis Odell Pulliam on Aug. 19, 1947 in Seminole.

She was a housewife.

She is survived by her husband, L.O. "Cotton" Pulliam of Midland, Texas; one daughter, Diana Velasquez of Yukon; one son, Monty Pulliam of Midland, Texas and one sister, Izeita Knight of Oklahoma City. She is also survived by four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Messages of condolences can be made at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

Services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Ruthie Quillin

Mrs. Ruthie Jane Quillin passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at the AMG Specialty Hospital, in Edmond Oklahoma at the age of 79.
She was born November 15th, 1933 in Wewoka, Oklahoma to William Albert and Charlotta "Lottie" (Boyd) Stiffler. She was one of eight children born to this union. She married Carl Quillin in 1980 in Coos Bay, Oregon.
Ruthie is preceded in death by her parents, six siblings; Flora, Rachel, Ruby, Cecil, Mildred, and J. D.
Ruthie is survived by her loving husband Carl Quillin; by two sons, Robert Glen Bolin of Broken Bow, OK, William Keith Bolin of Idabel, OK; two daughters, Deborah Jane Grissom of Colorado Springs, CO, and Roberta Lynn Moskowitz of Florence, AZ; and ten grandchildren, one brother Charles Albert Stiffler and wife Dorothy of Garland, TX.
Ruthie loved working in her garden, cooking, and was active with her church, the First Assembly of God in Holdenville OK, where she played the piano for Sunday services.
She learned to play the piano by ear at an early age. She loved to spend her summer evenings fishing with her loving husband Carl. She was a wonderful cook. The catfish fry with fried okra and potatoes were the best anyone ever tasted.
Graveside services are scheduled for 1:00PM , Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, Oklahoma with Allen Lewis officiating. Services are under the direction of Stout- Phillips Funeral Service.

Lucille Rademacher

Lucille (Wilson) Rademacher passed away at her home May 17, 2012 in Muskogee at the age of 88 years young.

She loved life and was a great homemaker.

While a long time resident of Albuquerque, NM her home was chosen as 'House of the Year'.

Lucille was a partner with her husband in land development, real estate and etc.

She was always proud to have been a model when young and appearing in several magazines.

Education was a top priority in her home and in mid-life she graduated from college with a Bachelors Degree in Art and had several One Man Shows.

After retiring and moving to Muskogee she became active in the Presbyterian Church and became at one time President of the Presbyterian Women's Congregation in Muskogee where she served her Lord.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warner Rademacher; son, Rex Bryan Rademacher; parents, Minnie and Albert Wilson; four brothers, Milton, Charlie, Tommy Wilson and baby boy at ten days old; three sisters, Lillian Jones, Lorene Morphis, and Lois Duckworth.

Survivors include one sister, Pauline Wood of Bakersfield, CA; special niece, Ruby Bevelhymer of Wewoka and a special neighbor and friend, Leon Tidwell; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Holdenville Cemetery, Holdenville with Ron Sheppard officiating.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

 

 

 

O.D. Ramey

The funeral for O. D. Ramey, 86 will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Hennessey Church of Christ officiated by John Maples, Lanny Jobe and Collen Ngaleka.

Graveside services will be at 5:00 p.m. Saturday at Maple Grove Cemetery at Seminole under the direction of Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home.

O. D. was born in Tulsa on June 25, 1925 to Oliver Duff and Lucy Marie Smith Ramey and died Tuesday March 20, 2012 at his home in Hennessey.

He served in the U. S. Army in Germany under the command of General Patton during WWII.

O. D. married Wanda Northcott. He later married Thelma Faye Vance in Oklahoma City on May 29, 1953.

O. D. worked with his father at Ramey Boiler and Welding Works. They moved to Hennessey in 1959. O. D. changed the name to Ramey Construction, Inc. following the death of his father in 1967.

He served on the Town of Hennessey Board of Trustees from 1966-1967.

He was an elder of the Hennessey Church of Christ and was a member of the American Legion.

O. D. is survived by one daughter, Penny Elayne Ordway and husband Tom of Fountain Valley, California; one step-son, Leonard Max Waller and wife Kay of Seminole; one step-daughter, Nancy Kay Oliver and husband Tom of Hennessey; one sister, Vivian Marie Gross of Oklahoma City; seven grandchildren, Carol Wayne of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Laciona LeMay and husband Tony, Lyle Waller, Les Waller and wife Misty, all of Seminole, Todd Griffin and wife Judi of Foothill Ranch, California, Lance Mathes and wife Laurie of Anthony, Kansas, Deadra Taylor of Harper, Kansas and sixteen great-grandchildren.

O. D. was preceded in death by his wife, Faye; one infant daughter and two brothers, Alvin Eugene Ramey and Edwin L. Ramey.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made through the funeral home to South African Works in care of Hennessey Church of Christ.

Ramey

 

 

 

Mary Ramsey

Mary Alice Ramsey passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24th in the home where she resided with husband Jim Ramsey.

Services will be Tuesday, Oct 30th at 2:00 in Edmond at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel located 601 S. Kelly.

Mary was born in Eufaula on Nov. 9, 1938 to James Otis and Maggie Leona Joyner.

Mary graduated from Vamosa High School.

She lived in Oklahoma all her life but the last 38 years in Edmond.

She was a homemaker, raised two children and helped Jim with the family business.

She loved and enjoyed family, friends, shopping and her jewelry.

Surviving her is her husband, Jim of the home; daughter, Thresa Holseko and her husband Steve of Shell Knob, Mo.; son, Cary Ramsey of Edmond; three sisters and two brothers that resided in Oklahoma and one sister in Arizona; also granddaughter, Jessica Holesko of Marietta, Ga and grandson, Joshua Williams and his wife Kendall and their three children of San Clemente, CA.; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceeding her in death are her parents, one sister and two brothers.

Those who wish to send flowers please send to the funeral home.

Ramsey

 

 

 

James Rankin

James Howard Rankin, 88, longtime Seminole resident died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 in Shawnee.

He was born July 11, 1924 in Mulberry, Ark. to George Argus and Grace L. (Ward) Rankin.

He was retired from Atlantic Richfield as a Gas Plant Superintendent.

He served in the U.S. Airforce as a Pilot during World War II and retired from Air Force Reserves at the Rank of Major.

He is survived by his wife Sue Rankin of Seminole; one son, Dale Rankin; and a sister, Jerry Bodkin of Maud.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at the Seminole Church of Christ on North Highway 99, with Chris Stinnett officiating.

Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in
Seminole.

Rankin

 

 

 

The Story of Local Resident Howard Rankin is the Story of His Hometown of Seminole

Funeral services are Thursday

By Dale Rankin

When Howard Rankin first moved to Seminole the streets were mud, oil was just learning to be King, and The Seminole Producer was not yet old enough to enter the first grade.

The year was 1931 and Mr. Rankin was seven years old, just four years older than the newspaper.

Over the course of the next nine decades, until his death at 88 last week, his story and the story of his hometown were one and same.

James Howard Rankin lived all but fifteen years of his life in the Seminole area and his career in the oil industry began when his family arrived in Seminole in the early days of the oil boom.

Seminole was a Boom Town

Howard was born July 11, 1924 in Mulberry, Ark. where his family was in the cotton business and it was the boll weevil that brought them to Seminole.

If you asked Howard’s father, the late George Rankin of Maud, he would tell you that the last four letters of "weevil" were no accident.

When the boll weevils invaded Arkansas the family donated their land to the county, the Rankin Cemetery is still there today just outside Mulberry, and they headed west.

They settled in a work camp between Earlsboro and Seminole where George’s cousin, a Church of Christ Minister, had helped him find a job with the Magnolia Oil Company who owned the camp where the family moved in. Along with other Magnolia employees they lived in temporary dwellings that consisted of wood floors and waste-high wooden walls with canvas roofs.

It was here that Howard met a man that was to be his lifelong friend, Pete Floyd who passed away two years ago.

Pete introduced him to his uncle Charlie, known to most Seminole residents these days as Pretty Boy Floyd but "we never called him that to his face."

Family lore includes the story of George Rankin watching as Charles Floyd and his partner George Birdwell of Maud, divided up the take from their robbery of the Earlsboro bank in the Magnolia shop, but how they never struck the Seminole bank because a friendly local doctor would bind up their bullet wounds without asking a lot of questions.

Over the years Charles passed though town helping his relatives with cash and showing his machine gun to the kids who eagerly scanned the crowd at Birdwell’s funeral where Charlie was rumored to attend dressed as a woman.

Life in wartime

The oil fields around Seminole provided jobs that got the family through the Depression as Howard and his older sister Alene, now of Drumright, made their way through the Prairie View school system. The old schoolhouse is gone now but as recently as last year Howard loved to drive past the site and point out where it stood, and where the family bought their first home located at the end of a dirt road just outside Earlsboro.

In 1942, Howard was working in a Seminole grocery store and about to graduate from high school when Pete stopped by and told him he was headed to Shawnee to take his test to enter pilot training for the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Military service after graduation was a given in those times and Pete figured flying over the battlefield was better than digging foxholes in it and Howard agreed.

They set off for Shawnee in a borrowed Ford and a few weeks later word came back that both had been accepted into flight school.

In the war years there existed a buddy plan, which guaranteed that if two friends volunteered together they would be assigned to the same unit for active service.

After basic training in San Antonio, Howard was enrolled in flight school, but Pete was three pounds too light.

Howard was commissioned an Army Air Corps Lieutenant and over the next four years piloted B-24 and B-25 bombers, always volunteering for overseas service but instead being trained in larger and larger bombers rolling off the wartime assembly lines.

George and the rest of the family stood outside their home in Maud and watched in awe as their son who only two years before had been sacking groceries in Seminole roared overhead and waved from the window of his B-24 as he tipped his wings and waved to the crowd.

Howard was issued orders for Saipan where he was to pilot one of the thousand B-29 Superfortress bombers that was to fly over Japan each day in an effort to bring The Last Good War to a close.

Two atomic bombs created a change in plans and Howard returned to Oklahoma where he studied engineering at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University.

Life goes on

As his studies were winding up in 1949 he met and married his wife of 63 years, Naomi Sue Rankin who still resides in Seminole, and accepted a job with Sinclair Oil Company’s plant 12 just outside Seminole. They settled down in their first home at 1222 Eureka Street, before buying their first home near Sinclair’s Plant 12 on the Southside of town.

The years passed and in 1957 the family added a son, Dale Howard Rankin who now lives in North Padre Island Tex.

And in 1962, after a short stint in St. Louis, Okla., Sinclair sent them to Laurel, Miss., where Howard built and managed Sinclair’s Plant 30 during the hotbed of the Civil Rights Movement, then sweeping through the region.

In 1965, the family relocated to Portland, Tex., on the Gulf Coast where Howard was the Superintendent of Sinclair’s Plant 20 and where the family remained until 1977 when Howard moved back to the place where he started and always knew he would return, Seminole.

Home to Seminole

He took over as the Superintendent at Sinclair Plant 13 in and he and Sue bought 40 acres just west of the intersection of Highway 99 and Highway 59 which had been the work yard for the Barnsdill Oil Company during the drilling of the oil field discovered there in 1927, the same year The Seminole Producer began publishing.

They built a new home and remained there for a few years until they moved to their current residence on Eloise Circle on Seminole’s north side.

Howard remained in the Air Force Reserve until 1982, retiring as a Major, and settled into life in Seminole.

He and Sue traveled to Europe and to 49 states, Howard always wanted to go to Hawaii but didn’t want to fly that far in a plane unless he was flying it.

They often flew their own plane to Bob’s Barbeque in Ada for dinner, and to the airstrip on Lake Eufaula where they bought a lakehouse and the years passed.

Howard helped design the new building for the Seminole Church of Christ on the north side of town where he was a Deacon, he said the old building had way too many steps for people to have to go up and down.

Howard passed away last Friday and his funeral will be held in that new building at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Naomi Sue Rankin of Seminole; his son Dale Howard Rankin of North Padre Island, Tex.; sisters, Gerry Bodkin of Maud and Alene Saulsbery of Drumright.

Letting go is hard for Howard’s friends and family but they take heart in the fact that Howard’s was a life well lived.

He leaves behind memories of a life and times that are part of the fabric of the town that he loved and called home Seminole.

Rankin

 

 

 

Pauline Rayburn

 

Pauline Rayburn passed from this life on Sunday, Jan 15, 2012 to a better life with Jesus.

Funeral services will be held at Bethel Assembly of God Church, 10:00 a.m., Wednesday Jan 18, 2012 with Rev. Ron Meadors officiating, under the direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Resthaven Cemetery in Duncan.

Pauline grew up in Seminole and worked at Seminole Hospital as a cook.

In 1972, she moved to Duncan where she graduated from LPN school and worked at the old Duncan Regional Hospital.

She married Raymond Isaacs who preceded her in death.

She later worked at Dr. Edwards office until she retired in 1990 when she married Grady Rayburn.

They enjoyed traveling for a while but maintained their home in Duncan.

Pauline is survived by her husband, Grady of the home; two children, Delbert Rhodes and wife Debbie of Ft. Worth, Tx and Sandra Sands of Seminole. Five grandchildren, Sean Rhodes, Jason Rhodes and wife LeAnn, Chris Rhodes and wife Sarah, Kevin Rhodes and Robin Dillon. Eight great grandchildren, Angelina Campbell, Daphne Smith and husband Andrew, Charity Dillon, Derek Rhodes, David Rhodes, Dominic Rhodes, Nate Rhodes, and Abby Rhodes and one great great grandchild, Issac Bain. Three stepchildren, Marilyn Marks and husband Joe of Duncan, OK., Mike Rayburn and wife Martha of Norman, OK., and Ronnie Rayburn and wife Mary of Grove, OK. Four step grandchildren, Dovie Rayburn, Anthony Rayburn, Tammy Disart and husband Greg Rance Rayburn and wife Shelice and one step grandchild, Dillon Rayburn, and a special nephew she helped raise, Dale Stillwell of Norman, Ok.

Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, Jiles Teague and Ida (Hale) Teague, one sister, Thelma Stillwell, one brother, J.T. Teague, half-sister Pearl Graham, and a son-in-law, Bob Sands.

Pallbearers will be Sean, Chris, Jason, Kevin, Derek and David Rhodes.

On line condolences may be made to the funeral home at dongranthramfuneralhomes.com

Rayburn

 

 

 

Harold Reed

Harold Douglas "Doug" Reed, age 90 and long-time resident of Konawa died at his home on Friday, May 18, 2012.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Lance Reed will officiate.

Honorary Pallbearers are Michael D. Calhoun, Jacob W. Calhoun, Trey Rigsby, Aaron Rigsby, David Rigsby, Chris Gallardo, and Skyler Gallardo.

Burial will follow on Friday at Canaan Corner Cemetery in Waymart, Pennsylvania.

He was born May 12, 1922 in Carbondale, Pennsylvania to Harold A. Reed and Mildred (Jopling) Reed.

He worked as a Supply Officer in the Air Force and retired as Master Sergeant.

He married Myrtle Williams on Aug 17, 1944 in Milford, Pennsylvania.

He is survived by four daughters, Sandy Reed of Konawa, Jackie Calhoun of Konawa, Linda Palmer of Tulsa and Debra Reed of El Dorado Hills, California; eleven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Mildred Reed; his wife, Myrtle Reed; one son, Wayne Douglas Reed; one son-in-law, Frank Alexander and four brothers.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the website, "smiletrain.org" or Smile Train P.O. Box 96231 Washington, D.C. 20090-6231.

Reed

 

 

 

Delbert Reiss

Delbert Glenn Reiss, lifelong Seminole resident died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at Norman.

He was born Dec. 19, 1932 in Apache, Okla. to William Reiss and Wilhelmina "Minnie" (Manschreck) Reiss.

He attended Seminole public school and after graduation he received a degree in Diesel Mechanics.

He also served in the United States Army.

He married Anna Mae Brown on Dec. 15, 1962.

He is survived by two sons; Fred Reiss of Norman, William Reiss of McAlester; and one daughter, Carla Hinds of Lindsey, Tex; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Anna Mae; one brother, Donald Reiss; and one sister, Evelyn Reid.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Burial will take place at Little Cemetery, Seminole County.

Reiss

 

 

 

Lela Remis

Lela Remis passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 in Wewoka at the age of 79 years.

She was born Nov. 27, 1933 in Wewoka to the late Abe Remis and Lucy Nero Green.

Wake service will be 6;00 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating and Rev. Jerry Baker assisting.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 18, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating and Rev. Jerry Baker assisting.

Burial will be at Johnson Family Cemetery.

Lela loved to sew, make quilts and dolls clothing. She was a homemaker.

Preceding her in death are her parents.

Survivors include a brother, Sam Remis of Wetumka; nieces and nephews, Samuel Remis, Sam Remis Jr., Tommy Remis, Ramona Remis, Linda Remis, and Barbara Remis; cousins, Ruth Reschke and Edith Dority, and a host of other relatives and friends.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Remis

 

 

 

Edward Renfro

Edward Eugene "Gene" Renfro, 78, Shawnee resident died Friday, Feb 10, 2012 at his home in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Gene was born Jan 2, 1934 in Wanette, Oklahoma to Lee Roy and Katie Evelyn (Killian) Renfro.

Gene grew up in the Wanette, Oklahoma area and graduated from Wanette High School.

Gene owned and operated Renfro Construction and was well known for his quality home framing business done in the Shawnee and Seminole areas; he retired in 2010.

Gene married Lelia Delores Renfro on June 9, 1989 in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Gene was a loving family man and enjoyed spending time with his family and many outdoor activities. His family loved him very much and will miss him dearly.

Gene is survived by his wife Lelia of the home in Shawnee, Oklahoma; one son Donn Renfro of Naperville, Illinois, two daughters Ronda Cathey of Seminole, Oklahoma and Crystal Howe of Stillwater, Oklahoma, he is also survived by two brothers Claude "Buck" Renfro of Pink, Oklahoma and Roy Renfro of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, one sister Evelyn LaVerne Renfro Skinner of Wichita Falls, Texas. He is survived by his nine grandchildren; JP, Abbey, Nick and Emily Renfro, Christa Sanderson, Carol Bush, Zachary, Coleman and Trevor Howe, and one great granddaughter Jayce Sanderson. He was preceded in death by his father and mother and a sister Rosalee Skinner.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with burial at Little Cemetery. Rev. Bill Chesser will officiate at the service.

Casket bearers will be Donn Renfro, Travis Howe, Zackary Howe, Coleman Howe, Ethan Sanderson and Bobby Bush.

Honorary bearers will be Buck Renfro and Roy Renfro.

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

Renfro

 

 

 

James Renfro

Wewoka resident James Charles "Starchild" Renfro passed away on Thursday, Jan 19th, 2012 at his resident in Wewoka.

Born July 30, 1956 in Seminole to Rev. Billy Gene Renfro and Naomi Jean (Jennings) Renfro.

Services will be Wednesday, 1:00 PM, Jan 25, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Renfro officiating and burial at Westwood Cemetery.

James was a graduate of Wewoka High School in 1975 and then attended Central State University and Okmulgee Tech.

James loved spending time with his family, fishing, and helping others.

He was one of the last to retire from the Oklahoma City General Motors plant after 30 years of service.

He will be remembered by all for the huge heart he had.

Preceding James in death are his mother Naomi and sister Barbara Ann.

Survivors include his father Rev. Billy Renfro of Wewoka; daughter Candice Shaw and husband Andrew of Wewoka; brothers Terry Renfro of OKC, Keith Edwards of Wewoka, Fred Jennings of OKC; sister Billie Gene Renfro of OKC and Lorraine Edwards of OKC; Aunt Alma Jennings of OKC; Uncle Clifford Jennings of Checotah; four grandchildren Kalib, Andriya, Kaisyn, and Aevri of Wewoka. James is also survived by a host of friends and other relatives.

Pall Bearers will be Terry Renfro, Wayne Whitfield, Clifford Jennings Jr. L.B. Alexander Jr., Greg Chandler, and Jerome Johnson.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Keith Edwards, Fred Jennings, Labron Cosby, Alroy Renfro, Terrell Renfro, Anthony Edwards and Byron Edwards.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Renfro

 

 

 

Mark Reynolds

Mark K. Reynolds passed away suddenly at his home in Oakland, CA on May 15, 2012. 

Mark was born in Hobbs, New Mexico on January 24, 1958. 

The youngest of three children, he was a beautiful baby and adored by his parents and siblings. 

Mark and his family eventually settled in Seminole where Mark graduated from Seminole High School in 1976. 

He attended Oklahoma State University and earned a degree in Radio and Television in 1981.

Mark began his career at the NBC Affiliate in Garden City, Kansas where he produced and directed local television commercials and the evening news broadcasts. 

From there he was hired as the first producer/director of the OSU broadcast "Sun Up."

This agriculture news show aired every morning on OETA. 

In 1992, Mark went to work for Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California where he produced a series of instructional medical videos for national publishers. 

When this studio closed, Mark stayed on as Manager of Media Services for the university. 

He would have marked his 20th year with Samuel Merritt University in August. 

Mark’s colleagues and coworkers became his family away from home. 

He was voted Staff Member of the Year several times and was loved by faculty, staff and students.

Mark was a passionate sports fan. 

He followed the OSU Cowboys and enjoyed attending the Oakland Raiders and A’s games. 

Mark had an uncanny knowledge of history and trivia.  

He was known for his insightful presentations on the history and facts of the Bay Area.

Mark was also a lover of music. 

All his friends would agree that Mark must have bought the first Ipod. 

The people close to Mark would describe him as "the coolest guy they know." 

He will be missed by many.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."

Mark leaves behind his sister and brother in-law, Holly and Keith Frazier; his sister in-law, Sherry Reynolds; nieces and nephews, Andrew Reynolds, Kim Reynolds, Sommer Frazier, Mackenzie Frazier and Carly Frazier.

Mark joins in heaven his loving parents, Jack and Juanita Reynolds; his beloved brother, Steve Reynolds; as well as his grandparents.

Services will be at 11:00 Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Strode Chapel in Stillwater. 

Services will be led by Mark’s youth pastor and family friend, Russell Vickers with burial at Fairlawn Cemetery in Stillwater.

Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

A memorial service for Mark will be held at Samuel Merritt University in June.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Samuel Merritt University, 450 30th St., Suite 2840, Oakland, CA 94609.

Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh,com.

"The memory of a good person is a blessing."  (Proverbs 10:7)

Reynolds

 

 

 

Donald Rich

Funeral services for Rev. Donald Gene Rich will be Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Welty Full Gospel Church. Interment will follow at the Welty Cemetery.

Rev. Donald Gene Rich was born June 3, 1939 in Welty, Oklahoma to J.O. Rich and Mary (Lancaster) Rich.

He died, Saturday, March 24, 2012 in Oklahoma City at the age of 72.

Don had been a resident of the Okemah area most all of his life.

He and Charlsie Bevan were married April 20, 1966 in Okemah.

Don was the pastor of the 8th Street Holiness Church in Okemah for 18 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Samuel Rich; one sister, Hazel Rowan and one great-grandchild.

Survivors include his wife, Charlsie Rich of the home in Cromwell; one son, Mark Rich of Cromwell; one daughter, Loretta Underwood of Castle; four grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Serving as active pallbearers will be George Livezey, Sam Goodwin, Wayne Lindsey, Bruce Brown, Ronnie Brown, Justin Massey and Don Ackerman.

Honorary bearers include Ronnie Rich, Larry Rich, Robert Rich, Ray Rowan, Jody Rowan and Jonathan Woodruff.

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

Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com

Thelma Richardson

 

Thelma Richardson, 97, passed away Feb 15th, 2012, in Tyler, TX of natural causes.

Born at home on Jan 7, 1915, to Myra Deborah and William Henry Cousey.

Thelma was a life long resident of Oklahoma until three years ago when her declining health made a move necessary.

Thelma grew up on a farm in the old Butner community where she graduated from high school, Valedictorian of her eight grade class, she continued to be an excellent student in high school, especially in math.

Thelma was captain of her high school basketball team and the team's champion free throw shooter. In addition, she played softball.

Thelma remained an avid fan of OU football and basketball.

On a snowy Jan 21, 1937, Thelma married William Arthur (Art) Richardson in Wewoka. Their union was ended by his death on Aug 1, 2000.

One daughter, Shirley Ann was born to them on Dec 31, 1938, in Wewoka.

The family remained in Oklahoma during Art's career as a gauger for oil companies and upon his retirement Thelma and Art moved back to Wewoka.

Following her baptism in 1948, Thelma remained a faithful member of the Church of Christ until her health no longer permitted her to attend services. She sometimes taught children's Bible classes.

She was an excellent seamstress and cook especially known for her homemade lemon and chocolate meringue pies.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Shirley Ann and Ed Hightower, Tyler, TX; granddaughters; Sean Carlin, San Antonio, TX: Shelley McDonald, Longview, TX; Susan Hightower, Austin, TX; grandson Edwin E. Hightower, Jr. St. Petersburg, FL, and five great-grandaughters; Annelise, and Gracie Carlin, San Antonio, TX, and Sophie, Hannah, and Olivia McDonald, Longview, TX; sister Gertrude (Gertie) Coder, El Paso, TX, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Thelma was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Gus, Lee, Suler, Elmer, and Willie Coursey and sister Beulah Morris.

Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb 18, 2012 at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka, with Aaron Alsbrook of Church of Christ Wewoka, officiating.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, the family will receive guest from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Friday evening.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Harold Riggle

Harold William Taft Riggle, age 103 and a resident of Asher passed away at his home on Thursday, June 21, 2012.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 25th at Wanette Cemetery Chapel under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Kevin Duck and Frank Brewer will officiate.

Burial will follow at Wanette Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Bobby Riggle, Eddie Riggle, Jr., Billy Riggle, Jr., Kevin Riggle, Chris Riggle, and David Riggle.

Honorary pallbearers are Philip Idell, Kenneth Morgan, Steven Donnelly, Jason Loyd, Daniel Graham, and Bob Shepard.

Visitation will be at Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Harold was born on June 17, 1909 in Asher to Edward Harrison Riggle and Nora Alice (Havens) Riggle.

He married Lillian Maurice Wallace and was the Water Superintendent for the City of Asher.

He enjoyed playing the harmonica and raising cattle.

He is survived by five sons, Billie Joe Riggle and wife, Nancy of Konawa, Bob O’Dell Riggle and wife, Stella of Asher, Charles Ray Riggle of Asher, Calvin Lee Riggle of Oklahoma City and Scotty Harold Riggle of Asher; one daughter-in-law, Karen Riggle (widow of Eddie Riggle); and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Harrison Riggle and Nora Alice (Havens) Riggle; his wife, Lillian Maurice (Wallace) Riggle; one son, Eddie Daniel Riggle, one daughter, Cora Fay Riggle; two brothers, Heber Elridge Riggle, and Eli Edward Riggle; and four sisters, Veva Eddna (Riggle) Romi, Mary Marecka (Riggle) Perkins, Loretta Amonda (Riggle) Boyce, and Gladis Pearle Riggle.

Riggle

 

 

 

Ruby Robertson

Ruby Lee (Martin) Robertson, 81 year-old, lifelong Seminole resident passed from this life Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at Integris Seminole Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 2, 1931 in Seminole to parents, Ezra Lee Martin and Ida Belle (Stuart) Martin.

Ruby married Roland Robertson on July 12, 1948 in Seminole.

Ruby was a member of the Temple of Praise Church in Seminole.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 64 years, Roland Robertson of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Doris Ann "D’Ann" and Mark Harris of Edmond, Shirley and Guy McDaniel of Edmond; one sister, Pauline Wilcox of Seminole; three grandchildren, Shelly Pogue, Tammy Sellers and Brent Gentry; five great-grandchildren, Rylee Pogue, Montana Sellers, Mason Sellers, Payton Gentry and Myles Gentry; as well as a host of other family and dear friends.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents and by one sister, Lorene Dillon.

Funeral services are scheduled for 4:00 p.m., Friday, Sept 28, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Pastor Jeff Nance officiating.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery north of Seminole.

Casket Bearers will be Jeremy Sellers, Cris Pouge, Buster Wilcox, Mark Harris, Brent Gentry and Guy McDaniel.

Honorary Bearers will be Earl Robertson, Jimmy Don Wilcox, James Robertson, Terry Dillon, Ricky Allen and Jackie Meeks.

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

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

Robertson

 

 

 

Carl Roblyer

Funeral services for Carl B. Roblyer of Purcell formerly of El Reno will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 in the First Christian Church. Rev. Ronnie Fields, Pastor will officiate.

Graveside committal services with military honors will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Rev. Bob Keck of Spring, OK will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

Family will be receiving friends on Friday Sept. 28, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home.

Carl passed away Sept. 19, 2012 in the Sunset Estates Nursing Home in Purcell.

He was born on Jan.1, 1917 in Piedmont, OK.

Mr. Roblyer served in education where he was a public teacher and had served in administration for over 42 years.

Mr. Roblyer had taught in Duncan, Durant, Fox, Mohall, Madill, Wewoka.

He was a member of the NEA, OEA. He had served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben William and Mary Ellen (Black) Roblyer; wife, Vieva (Martin) Roblyer; brothers, John, Emmitt, Wayne, Vincent, Raymond, Jack Roblyer; sisters, Juanita Plunk and Opal Oyler.

Survivors include daughter, Renee’ Holladay from Pauls Valley; son, Kenny Roblyer of St. Petersburg, FL; sister, Fern Burris of El Reno; grandchildren, Jennifer and husband Craig Dishman, Stephanie Holladay, Kelley and husband, Rob Denny, Corey Roblyer, great grandchildren, Emma Dishman, Lila Dishman, Jake Holladay Thomson, Vieva Denny due in November. Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to the El Reno Public Schools/ Roblyer Middle School P.O. Box 580 El Reno, Oklahoma 73036 C/O Judy Lippoldt.

Carl Roblyer

Funeral services for Carl B. Roblyer of Purcell formerly of El Reno will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 in the First Christian Church in El Reno. Rev. Ronnie Fields, Pastor will officiate.

Graveside committal services with Military Honors will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Ardmore. Rev. Bob Keck of Spring, OK. will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

Family will be receiving friends on Friday Sept. 28, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home.

Roblyer passed away Sept. 19, 2012 in the Sunset Estates Nursing Home in Purcell.

He was born on Jan. 1, 1917 in Piedmont, OK.

Roblyer served in education where he was a public teacher and had served in administration for over 42 years.

Roblyer had taught in Duncan, Durant, Fox, Mohall, Madill, Wewoka. He was a member of the NEA, OEA.

He had served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben William and Mary Ellen (Black) Roblyer; wife, Vieva (Martin) Roblyer; brothers, John, Emmitt, Wayne, Vincent, Raymond, Jack Roblyer; sisters, Juanita Plunk and Opal Oyler.

Survivors include daughter, Renee’ Holladay from Pauls Valley; son, Kenny Roblyer of St. Petersburg, FL; sister, Fern Burris of El Reno; grandchildren, Jennifer and husband Craig Dishman, Stephanie Holladay, Kelley and husband Rob Denny, Corey Roblyer; great grandchildren, Emma Dishman, Lila Dishman, Jake Holladay Thomson, Vieva Denny due in November; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the El Reno Public Schools/ Roblyer Middle School P.O. Box 580 El Reno, Oklahoma 73036 C/O Judy Lippoldt.

Joe Rodgers

Joe Rodgers Jr., 90, died March 8, 2012 after a period of declining health.

Joe was born in Konawa to Joe and Mary (Doolen) Rodgers.

He graduated from High School in 1939. He enrolled at Oklahoma State University when war broke out in 1941.

Joe proudly served his country as a navel Lieutenant J.G.in the Pacific during World War II.

After the war, he went back and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Oklahoma State University.

He married Helen Lynn.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen (Lynn) Rodgers and brother, Jim Rodgers.

He is survived by his two sons, Barry of Cathedral City, CA, Craig of Los Angeles, CA, wife, Linda of the home; sister, Wanda Baresel of Oklahoma City and sister-in-law, Geneva Rodgers of Konawa.

Burial will be at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nevada.

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Troy Roundtree

Troy W. Roundtree was born in Davenport, Okla. on Sept. 25, 1928 to Nannie Elender Roundtree and William Finas Roundtree.

He died on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

Services were held in Balersfield Ca., at Kern River Family Chapel on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. He was 84 yrs of age.

He was a resident of Cromwell for 33 years.

He is survived by one sister, two children, ten grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

George Russell III

George Russell, III. died March 7, 2012 in Seminole, at the age of 54.

He was born on Sept 30, 1957 in Fayetteville, North Carolina to George Russell, Jr. and Rosemary (Wantland).

George worked at the Seminole Oil Museum and at the 4 Mile Gas and Grocery Store.

He is survived by his mother Rosemary Russell of Miami, Oklahoma, two sons, George Russell IV. of Stillwater, and Jimmie Russell of Fayetteville, NC., four daughters; Lindsey Russell of Norman, Ashley Russell of Newalla, Sunny Russell of Norman, and Trixie Russell of Newalla.

He is preceded in death by his father, George Russell, Jr.

A Memorial service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church in Miami, Oklahoma.

Contributions may be sent to the Seminole Oil Museum, 1800 Wrangler Blvd. in memory of George.

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

Geraldine Rutherford

Funeral service for Geraldine Tucker Rutherford, age 87 are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb 18, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Born in Bogata, Texas on March 4th, 1924 to Eukley Tink Tucker and Madge Lena (Guest) Tucker. She passed away on Wednesday evening Feb 15th, 2012 in McAlester.

She was a graduate of Wewoka High School and later worked at Oakridge Nursing Center as an LPN.

Geraldine was a stamp and book collector. She loved cooking, reading books, and working with her flowers.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Wewoka.

On March 8, 1946 she married Warren Rutherford in Stonewall, Oklahoma and later on January 2006 they renewed vowels.

Preceding her in death are her parents, husband Warren, sons Bob Rutherford, Ernie Beirman, Stephen Rutherford, Mark Rutherford, and Warren Rutherford, two brothers Durward Tucker and Donald Joe Tucker.

Survivors include daughters Donna Johnson of Yukon, OK, Sheila Latimer and Janie Melton both of McAlester, OK; one son Stanley Rutherford of Lawton, OK; fourteen grandchildren, thirty-five great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren, numerous, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Pall Bearers will be Ken Johnson, Guy Tucker, Barry Tucker, Chris Johnson, Clint Griffin, Rhett King, and Dalton King.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

 

Geraldine Rutherford

Geraldine Tucker-Rutherford, age 87, passed away Feb. 15, 2012 in McAlester, Okla.

Geraldine was born in Bagota, TX., on May 4, 1924 to Eukley and Madge Tucker.

Her family moved to Wewoka where she grew up and attended Wewoka schools. She was a graduate of Wewoka High School and later graduated from Byng Vo-Tech with her LPN license in 1975.

After obtaining her LPN license she began her career in nursing by working at Oakridge Nursing Center.

She enjoyed reading books, being entertained by her grandchildren, preparing wonderful holiday meals, nature and being outdoors.

One of her greatest enjoyments was taking care of others as a LPN.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wewoka.

On March 8, 1947 she married Warren Suge Rutherford in Stonewall, Okla. The couple renewed their vows on Jan. 22, 2006.

Survivors include her three daughters; Janie Melton and husband Roger, Sheila Latimer and husband Jerry, and Donna Johnson and companion Mary Stoddard; her son, Stanley Rutherford and wife Barbera; daughter-in-laws Jeanine Rutherford, Singrid Rutherford, and Barbera Rutherford, brother Ted Tucker; 22 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Donald Joe Tucker and Durwood Tucker, her husband Warren Rutherford; and five sons Steven, Mark, Ernie, Warren, and Bob.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Pall Bearers will be Kenneth Johnson, Chris Johnson, Barry Tucker, Guy Tucker, Clint Griffin, and Evan McGee.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral home in Wewoka.

Online condolences can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

 

Elijah Saunders

Elijah Lane Saunders, infant son of Cody A. and Tara Sue (Mason) Saunders, former Seminole residents, Cody now serving in the U.S. Marine Corp., Elijah died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in Oklahoma City.

In addition to his parents Cody and Tara Saunders of Oklahoma City, he is survived by two brothers, Nathaniel A. Saunders and Alexander R. Saunders and a sister, Anna Sample all of the home in Oklahoma City; his grandparents, Terry R. Mason, Walter and Pattie Saunders, Cindy S. Lynch, Stan L. Powell, Allen D. O’Bryant and Beth O’Bryant and Great Grandpa Duskin, Great Grandma and Grandpa O’Bryant and Great Grandma Saunders. Aunt June and Mike Hume; Aunt Kim, Aunt Kelly and Uncle Matthew Campbell and Uncle Justin and Michelle Whetstone.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole with burial at Little Cemetery. Chaplin Stephen Hicks of the U.S. Air Force will officiate at the service.

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

 

 

Vesta Schumacher

Vesta Pearl (Roberts) Schumacher, 63 year-old Seminole resident passed from this life Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at her home in Seminole surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Sept 13, 1948 in Dalhart, Texas to parents James Farris Roberts and Ethel (Etheridge) Roberts.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Missy Wiley of Seminole, Cynthia and Brad Bianchi of Oklahoma City; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Jerry Roberts of Newcastle, Ronnie and Donna Stubblefield of Stratford; two sisters, Mary Hope Jackson of Wynnewood, Sharon Brock Roberts of Seminole; four grandchildren, Sharisse Regan of Seminole, Cody Scheoemann, Justin Marsley and Alex Scheoemann all of Oklahoma City; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Her parents precede Mrs. Schumacher in death.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 5, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Russell Vicars 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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Michael Scott

Wake service for Michael James Scott, age 49 were scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Alabama Quarsarty Nutrients Center, Wetumka. Rev. Houston Tiger officiated.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Alabama Quarsarty Nutrients Center, Wetumka and burial to follow at Cornell Cemetery.

The body was taken to Alabama Quarsarty Nutrients Center at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Pallbearers will be Andrew Gibson, Devin Gibson, Wilson Yargee, Christopher Wolf, Morris Harjo, Phillip Botone, Stephen Botone, and Robbie Raines.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Gibson, Larry Botone, and T.C. Martin.

He was born Sept. 2, 1962 in Wetumka to Gilbert and Margie (Fish) Scott of Wetumka.

He died Saturday, May 19th, 2012 in Okmulgee.

He married Cheryl Coonhead June 28, 1985.

He worked for Creek Nation as a Janitor and Puckett Wrecker Service in OKC.

Preceding him in death is son, Kevin Daukei.

Survivors include his wife Cheryl of the home; children, Curtis Scott of Oklahoma City and Janelle Scott of Okmulgee; parents, Gilbert and Margie Scott; one brother and three sisters and one granddaughter.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Dale Selfridge

 

Dale Selfridge, 72, of Allen died Jan. 30, 2012, in
Richardson.

Memorial services will be at 4:00 p.m. Thursday in First United Methodist Church in Allen with a reception to follow.

Arrangements are by Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home of McKinney.

Dale was born Nov. 22, 1939, in Sasakwa, Okla., to James Thomas and Lillie Mae Hawkins Selfridge.

On July 16, 1965, Dale married Carrie Figgins in Amarillo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bill Selfridge and J.T. Selfridge; and a sister, Naomi Wheless.

Survivors include his wife, Carrie Selfridge of Allen; a
daughter, Cristie Liles of Highland Village; a grandson; three sisters, Chersie Davis of Allen, Mildred Churchman of Spanaway, Wash., and Juanita Williams of Enid, Okla.; and a host of other family and friends.

The family suggests memorials be to First United Methodist Church, 601 S. Greenville Ave., Allen, TX 75002.

Selfridge

 

 

 

Damien Sewell

Funeral services for Damien Drake Sewell, age 17, are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Harjo and Rev. Houston Tiger officiating.

Wake service will be 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Harjo officiating.

Damien will be layed to rest in the Johnson Family Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

He died February 29, 2012 in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

He was born Oct. 28, 1994 in Shawnee to Charles "Chuck" and Tambra Sewell.

Survivors include his father of Nebraska, mother of the Seminole home; two brothers Darius Nate Sewell and Daquery Lorde Sewell of the home; four sisters, Cali Tianna Sewell, Lexus Aleecia Sewell and Adanya Annette Sewell all of the home, and Chyna King of Wewoka and his grandparents.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Nieman Sewell, Rickey Cline Jr., Merrick Sewell, Joshua Roberts, Darius Lowe, and Robert Brannon.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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James Sharp

James Agnew "Jim" Sharp, age 66, of Peck, KS, passed away suddenly Friday, June 15, 2012, at home.

Visitation is 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 21, with family receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Smith Mortuary, 7031 S. Broadway, Haysville.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Westside Freewill Baptist Church, 3310 W. McArthur, Wichita.

Jim, or "Ag", as he was known growing up in Wewoka was in the army for 19 years and later in the National Guard in Wichita.

He retired from Boeing/Spirit after 19 years.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Billie Sharp; brothers, Grady and Doug and a sister, Rebecca.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Janet; his children from a previous marriage, Shannon and Kelly; stepson, Kirk Cattrell, Peck; stepdaughter, Lori (Andy) Pruitt, Wichita; brother, David (Julie), Lees Summit, MO; several grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is with his loved ones in heaven now.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The American Diabetes Association.

View tributes at smithfamilymortuaries.com

Funeral arrangements are under the services of Smith Family Mortuaries in Kansas.

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Linda Sharp

Linda Sharp, age 68, resident of Tulsa died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 in Wewoka.

She retired from Citgo Petroleum.

Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at Tulsa Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Eastlawn Chapel in Tulsa.

Paul Sharp

Paul Anthony Alex "Herb" Sharp, 42, Ada resident died on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 at his home in Ada.

He was born April 26, 1970 in Wewoka.

He married Kimberly Lucille Barber on March 9, 1989 in Ada.

He worked as a bowling mechanic at the Chickasaw Nation Laser Zone in Ada.

He was a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Survivors include his wife, Kimberly (Barber) Sharp of the home; two daughters, Shaylee Sharp of Holdenville, and Tori Rashelle Sharp of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Adam Stafford and David Stafford both of Wewoka; one sister, Melissa Stafford of Wewoka; three grandchildren with one on the way; and mother, Cleatha Williams of Wewoka;

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Melba and Frank Owens; two brothers, Tim and Jimmy Dale Owens, and by one grandson, Emmit King Bertschy.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Bro. McNealy officiating. Interment will follow at the (Sally Marcy) Tiger Family Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Matthew Barber, Timmy Owens, Adam Stafford, David Stafford, Anthony Barber and Cody Story.

Honorary bearers will be Mitchell Barber, Shelby Barber, Nathan Barber, Steve Cordell and Justin Bertschy.

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

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

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Terry Sharp

Terry Lea (Hughes) Sharp, age 57 and a resident of Asher died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 at her home.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at Vista Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa. Ronnie Lunsford will officiate.

She was born March 7, 1955 in Oklahoma City to Glen Dale and Geneva (Menser) Hughes.

She married Jim Sharp on June 10, 1977 in DeQueen, Arkansas.

She was a surgical technician and worked for Carl Albert Hospital in Ada.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Sharp of the home; parents, Glen and Geneva Hughes of Gaar Corner, Oklahoma; one son, Michael Sharp of Asher; one daughter, Rachele Lowry of Asher; one brother, Larry Hughes of Gaar Corner, Oklahoma; two sisters, Glenda Isaacs of Shawnee, and Pam Hughes of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Quinton Pitts, Kyleigh Lowry, and Jacob Lowry.

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Troy Sharp

Troy Francis Sharp, 89, of Konawa died on Monday, June 18, 2012 at Unity Health Center in Shawnee from complications of pneumonia.

He was born to Samuel Martin and Mary Pearl (Neil) Sharp on Feb. 22, 1923 in Bakersfield, Missouri.

He attended school at Georgetown and Konawa.

He went on to work in the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Colorado during Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal.

He married Audrey Dobbins at Maud on July 11, 1944.

He worked in the oil field as a pumper, roustabout, and more until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Verlene (Dobbins) Sharp, of Konawa; his grandson, Brandon Thomas Sharp of Shawnee; his parents, Samuel Martin and Mary Pearl (Neil) Sharp and his siblings, Neil Sharp, Hobart Sharp, Haskell Sharp, Ralph Sharp, Gladys Perks, Deborah Bartholme, Louie Sharp, and Audrey Denny.

He is survived by his children, Tom and Mary Sharp of Shawnee; Sharyn Taylor of Owasso and Janet Mullins of Konawa; his grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in Konawa Cemetery with Philip Mullins officiating.

Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud is in charge of the arrangements.

The Family suggests memorial tributes be sent to Trinity Baptist Church P.O. Box 177 in Maud, Oklahoma 74854 in memory of Troy Sharp.

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

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C.J. Shatswell

C.J. Shatswell was born Dec 12, 1972 in Tulsa to Coubis Lenn Shatswell and Dolores Kay Lancaster Shatswell and passed away from this life suddenly at his home in Wetumka at the age of 39.

C.J. came to Wetumka with his family as a child in 1982.

He attended the Wetumka School and was a 1991 graduate of Wetumka High School.

As a young man he worked with his father in drywall construction.

On Feb 24, 1995 C.J. married Teresa Patricia Fish. They made Wetumka their lifelong home.

In 2008, Shatswell became a sales associates in electronics at the Seminole Wal-Mart.

C.J. enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also artistic and loved to draw and work with wood. However, the thing he enjoyed most was the time he was able to spend with his family and friends.

C.J. was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wetumka.

Shatswell is survived by Teresa Shatswell of Wetumka; five children, Nicole Fish and Kasi, Misty, Trey, and Shaye Shatswell, all of the home; two sisters, Jodie Crump (David) of Wetumka and Michelle Hasnauer (R.J) of Davie, Florida; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Shatswell is preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Armstrong, Dustin Meirs, Bill Stevens, Nathan Palmer, Billy Tiger and Patrick Nolan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Johnson and Russell Gode.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Wetumka with Rev. Darrell Gibbs and Rev. Claude Butler, officiating.

Interment will be in the Wetumka Cemetery under the direction of Williamson-Spradlin Funeral Home of Wetumka.

 

Sybil Shawn

Sybil Muriel Shawn, 89, former longtime area resident died Tuesday, April 17, 2012 in Hackett, Arkansas.

She was born Aug. 2, 1922 in Okmulgee to James William and Ruby Sloan (Rutherford) McDowell.

She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Cagle Shawn.

Survivors include one son, Rueben Cagle of Pampa, Texas; one brother, Jim McDowell of Wichita, Kansas; one sister, Laura of Hawaii, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 23, 2012 at Wolf Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

 

 

Joella Shelley

Joella Anna (Bedford) Shelley passed away at the age of 66 at her home in Seminole on May 8, 2012.

Graveside services will be held on June 2, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Bower Cemetery in Eufaula.

Joella Ann (Bedford) Shelley was born on Nov. 30, 1945 to Thomas Bedford and Bertha (Guinn) Bedford in rural Eufaula.

She attended Fame and Stidham schools.

She graduated from Stidham High School in 1964.

She worked for many years as a baker and dietary cook.

She became disabled in 2001.

Joella was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Thomas, Joseph Roy, Clifford and Jackey Bedford; sisters, Johnnie Kirkpactrick, Betty Rodgers, Patricia (Pat) Wilson and Sharon Bedford.

She is survived by her son, Aaron Jennings and wife Angela of Seminole and daughter, Krista Jennings of Seminole; grandchildren, Chad Jennings and wife Lindsey, Zachary Jennings and girlfriend Ericka McCombs, Chase Jennings, Brandon Jennings and Zane Jennings, all of Seminole; Ashleigh Jennings of Shawnee, Whittney Jennings of Meeker; one great granddaughter, Aaliah Jennings; brother, Jim Bedford of Coweta, brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Sandy Bedford of Broken Arrow, brother and sister-in-law, Orville and Pauline Bedford of Sacramento, CA, sister, Billie Branon of Salinas, CA; brother-in-law and sister, Jackie and Edith Blevins of Tulsa and a host of relatives and friends.

She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and most of all a great friend.

She will forever and greatly be missed by all.

Nothing will ever be the same without her.

Shelley

 

 

 

Aubrey Shirley

Aubrey Shirley, 79, longtime Seminole resident died, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.

He was born Sept. 1, 1933 in Elmore, Oklahoma, to Clyde and Essie (Dennis) Shirley.

Shirley was a retired self-employed welder. He owned and operated Shirley’s Welding for many years.

He moved to Seminole 24 years ago from Ratliff City, Oklahoma.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1957 as an Airman 2nd Class with the 85th Bomb Squadron. He was a member of the V.F.W. and the D.A.V.

Aubrey married Mary Frances Froese on Dec. 7, 1987 in Gainesville, Texas, she preceded him in death on May 3, 2012.

Aubrey loved to go camping, fishing and hunting and play cards.

He loved spending time with his family and always had a joke to tell; He was a very good storyteller.

He also enjoyed his Air Force reunions and seeing all his "Air Force Buddies" at the 85th Bomb Squadron Reunions.

Two sons, Phillip Keith Shirley and his wife Carmelita of Ardmore and Kirk Douglas "Corkey" Shirley of Tulsa; two daughters, Janet Lea Morrow of Graham, Oklahoma and Anita Kay O’Steen and her husband Don of Seminole; one sister, Tootsie Ellen Kinslow of Pauls Valley survive him. Eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren also survive him.

His parents and his wife, Mary Shirley, May 3, 2012; two sisters, Leta Mae Beddo and Lavada McCurley; a brother, Wendall Shirley and a great grandson, Ricky Don Moore III, preceded him in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday Oct. 6, 2012 at the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church, Bowlegs with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating.

Burial will follow at the Foster Cemetery, Foster, Oklahoma.

Casket bearers will be his grandsons and nephews.

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

Messages of condolences may be made online at www.swearingenfuneralhome

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Mary Shirley

Mary Frances (Froese) Shirley, 68 year old Seminole resident passed from this life Thursday, May 3, 2012 at her home in Seminole.

She was born June 28, 1943 in Claremore to parents Juanita Pauline (Knox) Froese.

Mary graduated from Inola, Oklahoma High School.

She went on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater; she also attended Rose State College in Midwest City.

On Dec. 11, 1987 Mary married Aubrey Shirley in Gainesville, Texas.

Mary has worked as a Real Estate Sales Associate for Remax in Shawnee for the past fifteen years.

She was also a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bowlegs.

Mary was also proud of her Cherokee heritage.

Survivors include her husband of almost 25 years, Aubrey Shirley of the home; step-children, Anita O’Steen of Seminole, Corkey Shirley of Tulsa, Janet Marrow of Graham, Oklahoma, Phillip Shirley of Ardmore; step-grandchildren, Casper Warren and his wife Tammie, Michael Warren, Stephen Shirley, Arron Shirley, Melissa Shirley, Chyenne Morrow, Monica Morrow, Lindsey Morrow, Ricky Moore and his wife Jamie, Kelby Moore, Brendon O’Steen; seven great-grandchildren, Karley, Rebel, Tyren, Baron, James, Alyssa and Phebe Warren; one sister, Dorothy Goodin of Claremore; one brother, Larry Froese of Inola, Oklahoma; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, and by one brother, Bobby Arthur Froese.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 7, 2012 at the First Assembly of God Church in Bowlegs. Pastor Roy Robertson will officiate the service.

Internment will follow at Foster Cemetery in Foster, Oklahoma (west of Elmore City).

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

Shirley

 

 

 

Robbie Shultz

Robbie Ray Shultz, 57, Wewoka resident died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 in Tulsa.

Robbie was born March 28, 1955 in Perry, Okla., to Ray E. and Willene Y. (Pricer) Shultz.

Rob worked as a Mechanical Design Engineer in his early career, later he was a lay Minister in San Antonio, Texas.

Robbie was recently pursuing a degree to obtain a Masters of Divinity to become a Christian Counselor.

Rob was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wewoka and active in scouting programs, while in Boy Scouts he earned his God and Country Badge.

Robbie is survived by his daughter, Kara Shultz of Colorado; two brothers, Doug Shultz of Oklahoma City and Brad Shultz of Prague; a sister, Raylene Shultz of Wewoka and a special friend, Debbie Piersing of Coyle, Okla.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at the Strothers Historic Chapel at Maple Grove Cemetery on West Strother Street, in Seminole. Jay Badrey will be officiating at the service.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Wewoka Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 301 S. Mekusukey, Wewoka, Oklahoma 74884.

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

Shultz

 

David Shurley

David Lee Shurley, of Wewoka died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at the age of 47.

He was born May 26, 1965 in Wewoka to William Dale Shurley and Lucille Mae Harper.

He grew up in Wewoka and attended Wewoka schools and went on to Seminole State College.

He previously worked for Kelsey Hayes as a security guard.

He is preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Anna and Alfred Harper.

Survivors include his mother, Lucille Gibson of Bartlesville; twin sister, Karen Shurley of Wewoka; and brother, Greg McMullen of Sapulpa.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Abraham Jackson officiating and burial will follow at Harper Family Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Shurley

 

 

 

Larry Siler

 

Larry Edward Siler of Seminole passed away Friday, Dec 30, 2011 in Houston, Texas.

He was born March 11, 1941 in Seminole to Cecil and Ethel (Turner) Siler.

Larry was a truck driver by trade before he retired.

He liked to fish and loved to visit with friends and family.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Weldon Siler and one brother-in-law, JB Barlow.

Larry is survived by one son, Martin Siler and fiancé Marcia Thompson of Seminole; one grandson Austin Siler of Seminole; one brother, Ronnie Siler and wife Louis of Bowlegs; two sisters, Linda Issacs and husband Ronnie of Konawa and Barbara Ann Barlow of Seminole. He is also survived by nieces, Amy Self and husband Kenneth, Christy Underwood and Rhonda Issacs. His nephews, Doyle Barlow, Gary Barlow and Michael Jess Issacs also survive him.

A Memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan 14, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Wolf Cemetery.

Siler

 

 

 

Barbara Simonton

Barbara Simonton of Lindsay, Okla., died Friday, March 9th, 2012, at Lindsay Manor Nursing Home in Lindsay.

Simonton was born in Tulsa, Okla., on Oct. 16, 1928, to Ralph Boyd and Berchie (Raines) Boyd.

She graduated from Seminole High School.

She married Earl LeClair "Red" Simonton on March 10, 1948, in Rawlins, Wyoming.

They moved their family to Lindsay in 1962.

Simonton worked at an auto parts store for several years. She served on the Lindsay City Council and served two terms as Mayor of Lindsay.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband on June 9, 1999.

Simonton is survived by her sons; Danny Simonton of Lindsay, Bobby Simonton of Norman and Steve Simonton of Tulsa; one sister, Allie Lampton of Hugo; and seven grandchildren.

Survivors also include 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2012 at First Baptist Church, Lindsay, with Pastor Randy Allen officiating and Clint Simonton assisting.

Interment followed at Green Hill Cemetery in Lindsay. Services were under the direction of B.G. Boydston Funeral Home of Lindsay.

Condolences may be made to the family online at www.boydstonfuneralhome.

com.

 

Simonton

 

Donna Sisco

Services for Donna Kay Sisco are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 at Hilltop Family Life Center with Rev. Russell Ryker officiating and burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 15, 1945 in Hugo and passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 in Holdenville.

Donna was a legal secretary for Victor Pryor for 41 years.

She loved to cook, garden, and work crossword puzzles.

She was a member of Hilltop Family Life Center.

She is preceded in death by father, Elbert Moore and brother, Gary Moore.

Survivors include mother, Geneva Moore Winkle of Muskogee; son, Jeff Sisco and wife, Sara of Wewoka; granddaughter, Kaelyn Sisco of Wewoka and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be John Thornton, Scott Aldridge, Robert Griffith, Ryan Brewer, Jimmy Jett Jr. and Donnie Brewer.

Honorary Pallbearers will be men of Hilltop Family Life Center, Victor Pryor, Michael Daggett, Roy Griffith, P.D. Brown, Jacky Brown, Charles Anderson, and Bobby Powers.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Sisco

 

 

 

Calvin Skaggs

Calvin Edgar Skaggs, 87 year-old, longtime Seminole resident passed from this life Monday, May 28, 2012 at his home in Seminole.

He was born June 30, 1924 in Eakley, Oklahoma to parents Jessie Mae (Brisendine) Skaggs and Luther Winters Skaggs.

Calvin graduated from Eakley High School in 1941 and went on to serve in the United States Coast Guard where he earned the American Theater Ribbon, the European Ribbon and the Victory Ribbon.

On Sept. 15, 1979 Calvin married Donnie Mae (Knight) Sharber in Houston, Texas.

Calvin worked for TG&Y Stores Co. for 38 years, retiring as a District Manager in 1985.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Seminole.

Calvin was also a 32-degree Mason and a member of the Shriner organization in Wichita, Kansas.

Calvin leaves to cherish his memory his wife of almost 33 years, Donnie Mae (Knight) Skaggs; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jackie and her husband Hal Jones of Lake Quivira, Kansas and Kelly Frank of San Antonio, Texas; one step-daughter and her husband, Kathy and David Ross of Broken Arrow; one step-son, Don Sharber of Okemah; one sister, Beulah Mae Beadles of Great Bend, Kansas; two sisters-in-law, Louise Wood of Clovis, New Mexico and Louise Yuskol of Columbia, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and dear friends.

Calvin was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Mark Calvin Skaggs and an infant baby boy; five brothers, Floyd Skaggs, Eugene Skaggs, Luther Winters Skaggs Jr., Leslie Skaggs and by one infant brother Lewis Skaggs; one sister also preceded Calvin in death, Gladys Davidson.

The family will be receiving friends at Swearingen Funeral Home, Thursday evening, May 31, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 1, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church located at 910 Wrangler Blvd. in Seminole with Military Honors. Pastor Gary O. Wilburn will officiate the service.

Internment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Ken Beadles, Ron Skaggs, Bob Skaggs, Gary Brown, Gary Duncan and Joe Rokovich.

Honorary bearers will be Harold Dean Davidson, Royce Skaggs and Lon Beadles.

The family request any donations in memory of Calvin can be made to the Heritage House 210 West College in Seminole.

The family has entrusted Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole with the funeral arrangements.

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

Skaggs

 

 

 

David Smith

David Leroy Smith, 61-year-old Seminole resident died Thursday, May 3, 2012 at his home.

He was born Sept. 12, 1950 in Idabel to parents Wiley Paul Smith and Letha (Williams) Smith.

He worked as a tree trimmer and moved to Seminole 15 years ago.

Survivors include his mother, Letha Smith of Seminole; two sons, Davey Smith of Okemah, Steve Smith of Seminole; three brothers, John Smith of Seminole, Steve Smith of Seminole, Harold Smith of Skiatook; five sisters, Ruth Smith of Seminole, Sandra Edings of Checotah, Brenda Scott of Texas, Elaine Bledsoe of Sallisaw, Regina Sexton of Madill and one grandson.

Graveside services were held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Smith Family Cemetery.

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

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

Smith

 

 

 

Donna Smith

Donna Smith, Seminole resident, age 81, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Quality Hospice Center in Midwest City after being diagnosed with West Nile Virus.

Donna was born Jan. 21, 1931 to Donald and Dorothy Davisson in Ardmore.

She graduated from Seminole High School in 1948 and attended Christian University in Springfield, MO.

She married Paul C. Smith on Feb. 14, 1950.

Her greatest passion was raising and showing Basenji dogs, although she loved all animals.

She was president of the Indian Nation Basenji Club in Arizona while living there.

She is survived by two sons, Paul C. Smith Jr. of Seattle, WA and Scott Smith of Seminole and one brother, Bill Davisson of Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Don and Dorothy Davisson; sister, Peggy Sisson and husband, Paul C. Smith.

A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.

Smith

 

 

 

Lena Smith

Lena Mae (Eaton) Smith, 94 year-old, Bella Vista, Arkansas resident died Friday, March 30, 2012 in Springdale, Arkansas.

She was born Jan. 4, 1918 in Sperry, to parents Charles Eaton and Lena Mae (Prichard) Eaton.

Lena graduated from Sperry High School.

During her time in Seminole she was a beautician who worked from her home located at 1909 Phelps Drive.

Lena married her first husband Edward G. Ridgeway and he preceded her in death in 1947. She later married her second husband Robert E. Smith and he preceded her in death in 1989. One son, Ted Ridgeway who died in 1988, also precedes her in death.

Survivors include one son, Don Ridgeway of Bella Vista, Arkansas; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Swearingen Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Don Gill officiating. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Don Ridgeway, Scott Ridgeway, Rick Withrow, Brian Adams, Ted Tucker and Jerry McNally.

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

Smith

 

 

Lucy Kay Smith

Lucy Kay Smith, 61 years of age, entered Eternal life on Tuesday, March 27 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Lucy was born Nov. 13, 1950 in Seminole to George B. and Christine (Brown) Harjo.

She attended school at Varnum in Seminole.

She worked several years at Blue Bell, now called Wrangler until she left to become a full time homemaker.

Lucy was of the Methodist faith and was a member at Wewoka Methodist Church. She held several positions within the church. Lucy loved to sing church songs and was always asked to lead church songs. She supported and followed her husband, James, who was a pastor at several different Methodist churches.

Lucy loved to cook traditional foods and was known for making Seminole patchwork and traditional clothing. She spoke her native language and spoke it fluently.

Lucy is preceded in death by her parents, maternal grandparents, Siah Brown, Lucy Clark; paternal grandparents, Sena Larney and Samsochee B. Harjo; brothers, Sam B. Harjo, Wallace B. Harjo and Kimble Harjo.

She leaves behind husband of 40 years, James of the home; three children: son, Ryan W. Smith and companion Marcie Bell both of Okmulgee; daughter Shelia Smith and companion Brian Factor of Holdenville; son, J.B. Smith and wife Vanessa of Seminole; brothers, Mody B. Harjo of Denver, CO; Marsey B. Harjo of Seminole; Yogi B. Harjo of Del City; Willie B. Harjo of Okmulgee; sisters, Nancy Fixico of Seminole and Sharon Proctor of Okmulgee; granddaughters, Amanda and Emma Factor; grandsons, Noah Smith, Kyle and AJ Yargee; special niece, Louisa Proctor and companion Archie Simpson of Okmulgee and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; aunts, two aunts and one uncle.

Wake service will be held Friday, March 30, at Wewoka Methodist Church.

Traditional services will be held Saturday, March 31 at 1:30 p.m. at Wewoka Methodist Church with Joe Lowe and Scotty Harjo officiating. Her final resting place will be in Seminole at the B. Harjo family cemetery.

Smith

 

 

 

Marsha Smith

Marsha Smith of Seminole, departed this life Nov. 27, 2012.

She was born Feb. 25, 1950, in Denton, TX.

She married Jimmy Smith on Dec. 22, 1969.

She was a head custodian at the YMCA in Enid, later moved to Seminole and was a homemaker.

She was a member of El Shaddai Church in Seminole for many years.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Smith of the home; one sister, Phyills Franklin; one brother, Charles Daniels; two daughters, Patty and husband James Rowland of Seminole and Tracie Smith of Stillwater; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and other relatives and many friends. 

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Little Cemetery chapel, Little, Oklahoma, with Pastor Dorma Allensworth officiating.

Smith

 

 

 

Trena Smithee

Trena Sue Smithee, 69, longtime Seminole resident went to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 at her home in Seminole.

Trena was born June 4, 1943 in Eufaula to Alfred Bus and Ida Marie (White) Montgomery.

Trena, married Kenneth Gene Smithee on May 15, 1959 in Eufaula.

She was a homemaker and mother of six.

She pastored the Gospel Lighthouse Church west of Seminole for over nine years. She was currently a member of the Temple of Praise Pentecostal Church of God in Seminole.

Trena lived in Seminole for over 50 years. She enjoyed visiting with and praying for the hospitalized and home bound, helping those in need even in her later years when she was barely able to do so.

She also enjoyed making flower arrangements in her spare time, giving them out to loved ones even at the memorial service after her passing.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Smithee of the home; two daughters, Cheryl Welch of Purcell and Kelly Houck and her husband Joey of Washington, Oklahoma; four sons, Ronald Smithee and his wife Connie of Wichita Falls, Texas, Darrell Smithee and his wife Tammy of Ft. Gibson, Mark Smithee and his wife April of Choctaw and Mike Smithee of Seminole.

She is also survived by two brothers Jim Montgomery of Eufaula and Dr. Keith Montgomery of Tulsa; five sisters, Joyce Gawf of Eufuala, her twin-sister, Rena Blagrave of Midland, Texas, Kathy Hall, Marie Sellers, and Theresa Akers all of Eufaula along with fourteen grandchildren, Steven Smithee, Shawn Smithee, Jon Smithee, Cody Smithee, Blake Houck, Baily Smithee, Davin Smithee, Jeremiah Welch, Branden Welch, Jordan Welch, Kelsey Allspaugh, Shaina Smithee, Brie Smithee and Jenny Smithee and two great grandchildren Alec and Rihanna Welch.

Her parents and two brothers, Woodrow and Harold Montgomery, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at the Temple of Praise Pentecostal Church of God at 1100 N. University in Seminole.

Rev. Jeff Nance and Rev. Paul Gregg will officiate at the service with burial following at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Ronald Smithee, Darrell Smithee, Mark Smithee, Michael Smithee, Joey Houck and Brett Breedlove.

Honorary bearers will be Steven Smithee, Shawn Smithee, Jon Smithee, Cody Smithee, Blake Houck, Baily Smithee, Davin Smithee, Jeremiah Welch, Branden Welch and Alec Welch.

Funeral service under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Smithee

 

 

 

Larry Snowden

Larry Edward Snowden, a longtime resident of Preston, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2012 at the age of 58.

Larry was born on Jan. 8, 1954 to Lawrence and Nancy (Allan) Snowden in Shawnee.

He graduated from Strother High School in 1972 and graduated from Central State University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Industrial Art.

Larry began working with Phillips Petroleum in Oklahoma City after college and transferred to Okmulgee in 1978.

On May 29, 1982, he married Pamela Ann Evans in Okmulgee and the two have made Preston their home since that time.

In 1984, their first child, Elizabeth was born, followed by their second child, Jeffery in 1986.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Earl and Elsie Allan and grandparents, Lewis and Dewey Snowden.

Survivors include his father and mother, Lawrence and Nancy Snowden of Strother; wife, Pamela Snowden of Preston; two children, Elizabeth Snowden and Jeffrey Snowden, both of Oklahoma City; his aunt, Nelda Skaggs of Forney, TX and numerous cousins and other relatives.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 6, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Okmulgee with Brother Wade Harelson officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Little Cemetery near Seminole under the direction of the Shurden-Jackson Funeral Home in Okmulgee.

Pallbearers will be Mark Hudson, Kevin Chesser, Joe French, Kenneth Carpenter, Kenny Graham and Hank Williams.

Friends may send their condolences to www.shurdenjackson.com

Services are under the direction of the Shurden-Jackson Funeral Home in Okmulgee.

 

Snowden

 

 

 

William Snyder Sr.

William "Bob" Snyder, Sr. a long time Seminole resident died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 in Seminole at the age of 60.

He was born Jan. 22, 1952 in West Virginia to parents, William Okie and Myrtle Snyder.

He moved to Seminole in 1985 from New Jersey, he was a self employed automobile mechanic.

He is survived by one son, William Snyder, Jr. of Seminole and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Myrtle Snyder; wife, Linda Snyder; two grandchildren and twelve siblings.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Little and Rev. Dorsey Nero officiating the service.

Burial will take place at Harjo Cemetery south of Wewoka.

He will be taken to 1130 University in Seminole for viewing until Saturday morning.

Casket bearers are Jimmy Harjo, Jr., Jimmy Harjo, Sr., Clifford Tanyan, Albert Tiger, Marty Haynes and Daniel Milisap.

Honorary bearers are Jayla Snyder, Lincoln Jones and William Snyder, Jr..

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

Messages of condolence may be sent at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

Snyder

 

 

 

William Sommerkamp

 

On Feb 15, 2012, Mr. William C. Sommerkamp, age 57 passed away in the Wewoka Healthcare Center.

If you are a relative or have interest in his final disposition please contact us on or before Feb 27, 2012.

Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Dennis Phillips, 405-257-3321

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Luther Songer

Luther Blackfeather Songer died on May 30, 2012 in Oklahoma City.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the home of Jimmy and Rita Songer, 36560 East West 1190, Wewoka, OK 74884.

Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born on May 23, 2012 to Jimmy Joe and Rita Ann Songer in Oklahoma City.

He is preceded in death by his great-great grandfather, Solomon Kent, last hereditary Chief of the Iowa Nation; paternal great-grandfather, Robert Albert Whitley, Sr.; paternal great-grandmother, Rebecca Ruth Wilson (Kent); paternal grandfather, Jimmy Ray Songer; and paternal grandmother, Dorothy Dell Homan.

He is survived by his parents, Jimmy and Rita Ann Songer; maternal grandfather, Johnny Bass, of Shawnee; maternal grandmother, Glena Sue Whitley, of Shawnee; paternal great-grandmother, Lela Starnes Songer; three brothers, Isaiah Robert Songer, Kiamiachi Crow Songer, and Elijah Hawk Songer, of Cromwell; and three sisters, Sydeny Cheyenne Songer, of California, Shawnee Raven Songer, of Cromwell, and Amber Marie Pearl Songer, of Cromwell.

Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com.

Bobby Spears

Bobby Joe Spears age 39 years of Wewoka passed away in Shawnee, Monday, March 12, 2012.

Born November 11, 1972 in Harper, Kansas to Edward Francis Spears and Bonnie Deonna (Allen) Spears. He graduated from Chaparrall High School in Anthony, Kansas. Bob then continued his education and graduated with a bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University. He then attended Concord Baptist Institute Seminary school.

Bobby married Cassie Michele Palmer October 25, 2003. He was an avid OSU sports fan and enjoyed hunting, playing guitar, singing, visiting and getting to know people. Bobby was the Pastor of the Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church of Wewoka. He enjoyed playing ball with Owen and spending time with his family and friends. Bobby was a very helpful and positive person who will be missed greatly by all.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents; Marion and Leona Spears and grandfather Jessie Beryl Allen.

Bobby is survived by his wife Cassie, children; Owen Wesley, Avery Grace, Isaac Daniel and an unborn child all of Wewoka, parents; Edward Francis and Bonnie Deonna Spears of Harper, KS, sisters; Ronica Deon and husband Randy Rhude of Platte City, MO, Leona June Spears and husband Shwan Ali of Keller, TX and brother Eddy Lee Spears and wife Vanessa of Wichita, KS.

Mother and father in law; Dan and Dianne Palmer of Mustang, OK and brother in law; Jeff Palmer of Mustang, Ok.

Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the Wewoka First Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Raines officiating. Burial will be 3:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Stillwater, OK.

Pallbearers are Eddy Spears, Shwan Ali, Randy Rhude, Mick McCann, Dave Eslinger, and Justin Dills. Honorary Pallbearers are the Men of Mission Home Baptist Church, Wewoka.

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

 

 

 

Sybil Springer

Longtime Seminole county resident Sybil Clydine Springer passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 in Shawnee at the age of 93.

Clydine was born Sept. 24, 1918 in Mitchell County, Texas, to parents, Charles Sutphen and Anna Lee (Ray) Sutphen.

She moved to Seminole in 1985 from Lovington, New Mexico.

Clydine was a homemaker who loved to sew, knit and cook for her family.

Clydine is survived by one brother, Charles Sutphen of Texas; six grandchildren, Doyle and his wife Joann Morris of Seminole, Debbie and her husband Ken Wimer of Mcloud, David and his wife Sherie Morris of Bay City, Michigan, Darrell and his wife Traci Morris of Fredonia, Kansas, Randy and his wife Julie Locke of Aurora, Colorado and Rusty and his wife Kelli Locke of Howe, Texas. She is also survived by 20 great grandchildren, 35 great great grandchildren and five great great great grandchildren.

Clydine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Springer; daughter, Willa Dean Morris; sons, Leldon Doyle Locke, Herschel Eugene Locke, four brothers and two sisters.

Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 at Maple Grove Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Springer

 

 

 

Ronald Stacy

Ronald Vernon Stacy, 70, of Lake Eufaula area, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 at the Shawnee Care Center.

Ronald was born March 19, 1942 in Maud to Vollie Orville and Alta Mae (Armstrong) Stacy.

Ronald was retired from working in the oilfield.

He was an avid motorcycle rider and loved to ride with his motorcycle "Buddies" Clay and Fred. He had a passion for cars and loved to rebuild them.

He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom he loved very much.

Stacy is survived by Ron Stacy Jr. and his wife Sherri of Shawnee; a daughter, Angela Newby and her husband Ben Newby of Shawnee; grandchildren, Ashley Goforth and her husband Kyle, and Faith and Oliva Stacy all of Shawnee; His great grandchildren Blaklee & Ryder Goforth of Shawnee also survive him; a sister, Betty Walker of Maud, Barbara Dooley of Locust Grove and a brother, Jim Stacy and his wife Ann of Shawnee and numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.

His parents and brother Harvey Stacy preceded him in death.

Funeral services are planned for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leroy Kerbo officiating.

Honorary casket bearers will be Johnny Maxwell, Fred Statton, Robbie Reed, Clay Baysden and Johnny Little.

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

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

Stacy

 

 

 

Carl Stailey Jr.

Life long Seminole county resident, Carl "Buster" Stailey, Jr. died April 11, 2012 in Tecumseh.

He was born April 19, 1918 to parents, Carl Cole Stailey and Grace (Welcher) Stailey in Seminole.

He began his career in pipeline work in 1932 at the age of 14. He retired in 1980 as a pipe fitter. He worked for El Paso Natural Gas and Rivers Pipeline Construction.

He married Ruby Lee (Parsons) Stailey on April 17, 1946 in Perryton, Texas.

He is survived by wife, Ruby Stailey and one brother, Richard Stailey of Washington State.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Grace Stailey and two sisters, Emily and May.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bruce Benson officiating. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery, Little.

Casket bearers are Frank Carter, Bryan Rawls, Stephen Rawls, Tracy Bryant, Terry Bryant and Don Dorn.

Honorary bearers are Tim Parsons, Jeff Parsons, Michael Ray Hahn and Wayne Bryant.

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

Stailey

 

 

 

Donivee Stallings

 

Donivee Stallings was born July 21, 1926 to Ira Alexander and Cassie Mae Darnall in Bristow, Oklahoma. She died Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 in Spring field Missouri at the age of 85.

She attended Seminole Public Schools before moving back to Bristow in 1958.

She married Harold Campbell in 1941, he preceded her in death in 1944. Later she married Elmer Cathey in 1946, he preceded her in death in 1964. On March 30, 1967, she was married to Thomas E. Williams, he preceded her in death in 1973. On Feb 12, 1974, she was united in marriage to Bert W. Stallings, he preceded her in death in 1997.

She is survived by two daughters, Zaida Campbell Jackson of Bristow and Judy Cathey Kendrick of Okemah; one son, Larry Cathey of Ozark, Missouri; ten grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Cecil and Kenneth Darnell; one sister, Marjorie Azlin; one son, Jerry Campbell; one grandson, Max Campbell and one great grandson, Steven Campbell.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday, Feb 6, 2012 at the Hutchins – Maples Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Roger White officiating. Interment will follow at the Resthaven Cemetery near Seminole.

Condolences can be sent to www.hutchinsmaplesfuneral.com

Bobby Stanberry

Bobby Allen Stanberry, 76 year-old, longtime Seminole County resident died Monday, June 4, 2012 in Ada.

He was born Dec. 16, 1935 in Centralhoma, Oklahoma to parents Oral Stanberry and Lucy (Hembree) Stanberry.

Following High School he served in the United States Army as a paratrooper.

He then worked as a pipeline X-ray Tec. and a carpenter until his retirement.

He married Betty Foster on April 15, 1958 in Reno, Nevada.

Survivors include his wife, Betty (Foster) Stanberry of the home; two sons, Robert Stanberry of Meeker and Mike Stanberry of Wolf; three daughters, Paulette Fennell of Del City, Robin Turnbow of Maud, Debbie Donahue of Wolf; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers; one sister and one infant daughter, Paulette Beth Stanberry.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 8, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Interment will follow at Wolf Cemetery.

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

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

Stanberry

 

 

 

David Starr

David Dean Starr age 43 years passed away Monday, July 23rd, 2012 at St Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

He was born Oct. 3, 1968 in Wewoka to Daniel and Nell (Billie) Starr.

He attended New Lima Schools and was a member of Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

He was baptized Dec. 25, 1987 by Rev. Joe Spain.

Wake service will be 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimpsey Harjo officiating.

The body will be taken to Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church at 4:00 Thursday July 26, 2012 for a 7:30 p.m. Wake Service.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2012 at Sand Creek Eufaula with Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev Mitchell Taylor officiating, with burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Preceding David in death his father, Daniel; grandparents, Eli and Lena Starr, Joe and Louisa Billie; two brothers, Danny and Louie Starr; three aunts and four uncles.

Survivors include companion, Joyce Harjo; mother, Nell Starr; daughter, Anna Harjo of San Franisco, CA; sisters, LaQuita Starr of Konawa, Robin Starr of Duncan; two brothers, Terry Starr and Michael Starr both of Wewoka; grandson, Daniel Harjo; great-great aunt, Naomi Jacobs of OKC; great-great uncle, Thomas Billie Sr. of Konawa; special aunts, Sally Jackson, Emma Starr; nieces, Teresa and Stefanie Starr both of Seminole; nephews, John Starr of Wewoka, Matthew Armstrong of Konawa; great niece, Ania Armstrong-Big hog; great nephew, Dayton Maples-Dirty, Makyah Maples-Mr Clean, Jonas Carpitcher-Little J; and Alonzo McGuire -Snowman.

Pallbearers will be Jason Tiger, Houston Tiger Jr., Jon Maples, Stanley Johnson II, John Starr, and Matthew Armstrong.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Terry Starr, Michael Starr, Wallace Cully, Gregory Tiger, Jimmy Tiger, and Benny Tiger.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Starr

Shirley Stephens

Shirley Sue Stephens, age 72 of Cromwell, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 in Seminole.

She was born Nov. 24, 1939 in Dibble, Okla., to Ruel Huston Smith and Grace Belle (Wilbanks) Smith.

She was raised in the Dibble and Purcell area and graduated from Purcell High School in 1958.

She married Kenneth Joe Owings on Nov. 1, 1958.

She worked as a homemaker.

She later married Billy Gene Stephens in 1982.

She moved to Cromwell in 1988 and have remained there since.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Kenneth Owings; her brother, Kenneth "Don" Smith; her great granddaughter, Camryn Owings; her nephew, Donald Lynn Smith and brother-in-law, Fred Beck.

She is survived by her husband, Bill "BG" Stephens of the home; her daughter, Kenna Campbell of Bethel; three sons, Kent Owings of Bethany, Kelly Owings of Lexington, and Bill "BJ" Stephens of Seminole; her sister, Norma Jean Beck of Mountain View, AR; eight grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at the Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel in Purcell. Burial will follow at the Hillside Cemetery in Purcell.

Send online condolences at wilsonlittle.com.

Stephens

 

 

 

Leroy Stokes

Leroy Stokes, age 83 and resident of Konawa died Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Golden Rule Senior Care Center in Shawnee.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa.

Leroy was born Aug 16, 1928 in Asher to Tom Stokes and Velma (Moorer) Stokes.

He married Sharon Smith on Dec 21, 1973 in Asher.

He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict from 1949 until 1953.

Leroy made levels as a toolmaker for McLinburgh and Duncan and retired in 1994.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Velma Stokes; his wife, Sharon Stokes, and two sisters.

Stokes

 

 

 

Wayne Stokes

Wayne Douglas Stokes, 72, of Blanchard, died Oct. 29, 2012, in Norman.

The son of Carl Russell and Berniece Ann (Taylor) Stokes, he was born Sept. 25, 1940, in Konawa.

He earned a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree and a Master’s Degree in Pharmacology from OU.

Wayne married Donna Lou Harber on Sept. 19, 1957, in Okemah.

He was an independent oil producer and was a past officer of the Independent Petroleum Association of America and a member of the One Mile Energy Club.

Wayne served on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association and was past President of Seminole County Cattlemen’s Association.

He was also a member of the OU Alumni Association.

Wayne enjoyed traveling, deep sea fishing, and loved watching his grandchildren play sports.

Wayne is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Joyce Stokes and Charlotte Bonin.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Stokes, of Blanchard; daughter, Cinthia Brooks and husband, Terry Brooks, of Blanchard; two grandchildren, Blair Ward and husband, Brody Ward, of Oklahoma City and Blaine Brooks of Blanchard; sisters, Jean Stokes Taylor and husband, John E. Taylor, of Pearland, Texas and Carlene Stokes Craddock of Moore; three nephews, Randy, Kevin, and Terry; six nieces, Lisa, Tonya, Tara, Sheri, Sheila, and Lori; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church of Blanchard with interment to follow in the Blanchard Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Eisenhour Funeral Home of Blanchard.

Online obituary and guestbook are available at www.eisenhourfh.com.

 

 

 

Geraldine Story

 

Margaret Geraldine "Gerri" (Morris) Story
(June 29, 1937 - January 7, 2012)

Shawnee resident Margaret Geraldine "Gerri" (Morris) Story, 74, passed away Saturday, Jan 7, 2012 in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at Blackburn Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Sparks and Rev. Chris Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Blackburn Chapel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Blackburn Chapel Baptist Church.

The family will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm to greet friends.

Gerri was born June 29, 1937 in Holdenville, Oklahoma, the daughter of Earl Morris and Floy (Washington) Morris.

She graduated from Spaulding High School in 1955 where she played softball and was All-State in basketball.

On May 21, 1955, she married Charles Story in Holdenville.

She spent much of her life as a homemaker but had worked at Seamproof Sewing, Bethel School cafeteria, and Baptist Hardware.

Gerri was a longtime member of Blackburn Chapel Baptist Church, and she loved watching basketball, especially when her family was involved. She also enjoyed going to the lake with family and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Tom, Bill, and Jerry "Skeets" Morris, half brothers: Clarence, Jewel, Melvin, Marvin, and Lowell Morris

She is survived by her husband, Charles S. Story of the home; children: LaRhonda Holt and husband Gary of Elgin, Randy Story and wife Tammy of Shawnee, Rita Story-Schell and husband Mark of Seminole; grandchildren, Trent Story and wife Stefanie, Jentry Holt, Garrett Story, Beckham Schell; great-grandson, Rowdy Story; two brothers, Earl Morris and wife Alice of Shawnee, Jeff Morris and wife Becky of Shawnee; one sister, Josie Cravens and husband James of Shawnee and several nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Story

 

 

 

Michael Stubbs

Michael Robert Stubbs, Seminole county resident died Monday, May 14, 2012 at Seminole.

He was born Nov. 21, 1966 at Oklahoma City to Sue Kathleen O’Brian.

He moved to Seminole in 1993 from Oklahoma City and was formerly employed at Sigma.

He married Beth (Myrick) Stubbs in Oklahoma City on Sept. 3, 1993.

He is survived by his adopted parents, Dick and Kristina Stubbs of Oklahoma City; Beth Stubbs of Seminole; two daughters, Brittany Huddleston of Broken Arrow, Kendra Myrick Stubbs of Seminole; father and mother-in-law, Deairl and Annette Myrick of Seminole.

He was preceded in death by one brother, John Martin Stubbs.

A Memorial service is planed for a later date.

Cremation service is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Stubbs

 

 

 

Frank Summers

Frank Lee Summers of Collinsville passed from this life on Wednesday, June 27, at his home surrounded by his family.

Frank was born to Linda Lee (Wetzel) and George Clyde Summers on Feb. 28, 1932 in Mounds, Oklahoma.

Frank was married to and is survived by his wife, Jaunita Hensley Summers of 62 years before his passing.

He is also survived by sons, Bill Summers and wife Angela of Broken Arrow and Joe Summers of Lafayette, Louisiana; grandchildren, Ted Summers and wife Chelsea of Tulsa and Caroline Summers of Tulsa; sister and brother in law, Dona and Carl Beauchamp of Burneyville, Oklahoma and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Frank was employed by Loffland Brothers Drilling Company of Tulsa for 44 years in South America, Southeast Asia and the Middle East as the Director of Drilling Operations.

His hobbies were golfing (shooting generally in the 80’s), fishing (his favorite: peacock bass on the Orinoco River, Colombia), gardening and entertaining friends and family with cookouts at his home in Collinsville.

Frank’s caring demeanor, business ethics and dry sense of humor were greatly admired by his friends, family and co-workers alike.

In his later years, he particularly enjoyed sharing the news and current events with his "Breakfast Club" friends every morning at Karen’s in Collinsville.

He was a father figure to many, and feelings about Frank are probably best expressed by what men in the Cusiana, Colombia drilling field conveyed about him:

"an example of life for all of us; we express our gratitude for giving us your knowledge, and teaching us about the good things of life."

Graveside services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Wewoka Cemetery.

Visitation is all day Friday, June 29 until 5:00 p.m. at Moore’s Owasso, 918-272-3200.

 

 

Anthony Tanyan

Anthony Tanyan, 58, died, Monday, March 26, 2012, in Shawnee.

Anthony was born Oct. 16, 1952 in Seminole, to Benjamin and Grace Coody Tanyan.

Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Bill Hobia officiating.

There will be a wake service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Interment will follow at Tanyan Cemetery, northeast of Seminole.

Anthony graduated from Varnum High School.

His father, mother, his daughter, Maria Grace, sister Carolyn Tanyan Talamasey, and half-brother, Chris Tanyan, precede him in death.

He is survived by Teresa Larney; sons, Jacob, Sterling and Skyland Tanyan all of Konawa; daughter, Valerie Tanyan of Konawa, and a step-daughter Amanda Larney of Konawa; brothers, Curtis Lee Tanyan Harjo and Ronald Tanyan of Seminole and two half-brothers Jimmy Lee Harjo and Clifton Tanyan of Seminole;, two sisters, Ruby Tanyan and Dorothy Davis both of Seminole and twelve grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Kyle Porter, Larry Harjo, Jr., Tyler Harjo, Dakota Harjo, Garrett Meeley, Dominic, Stevie Creek and Brian Harjo.

Honorary bearers will be Ron Tanyan, Tom Harjo, Thomas Billie Jr. and Tim Larney.

Tanyan

 

 

 

Ruby Tanyan

Ruby Sue Tanyan, age 62, longtime Seminole resident died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at Seminole Care and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born March 2, 1950 in Tahlequah to parents, Benjamin Tanyan and Lorene (Coody) Tiger.

Following High School Ruby worked as a hairdresser and homemaker.

She is survived by one daughter, Danetta Elaoufir of Oklahoma City; one son, Benjamin Warledo of Holdenville; five brothers, Jimmy Harjo, Curtis Harjo, Simon Harjo, Albert Tiger and Clifton Tanyan all of Seminole; two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Carolyn Talamasey, and two brothers, Anthony Tanyan and Chris Tanyan.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

A wake service will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

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

Tanyan

 

 

 

Alton Taylor Jr.

Alton Jewel ‘Jr.’ Taylor Jr. died at his home in Holdenville on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at the age of 83 years.

He was born on Oct. 23, 1929, in Wewoka to A. J. ‘Doc’ Taylor Sr and Era (Westerman) Taylor.

He attended schools in Wewoka and New Lima.

He joined the U.S. Army, and served during the Korean War era in the early 1950s.

He worked for many years in the oil field. He worked for Fort Worth Bolt and Tool.

He married Joyce Choate in Holdenville on April 5, 1986.

He worked as the local operator for the Beaver Express freight company in Holdenville.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce; his parents, Doc and Era Taylor; one son, Larry Taylor; two brothers, Jesse Taylor, and Billy Ray Taylor.

He is survived by three children, Brenda Taylor of Springtown, Texas, Mike Taylor of Rendon, Texas, and Rick Taylor of Rendon, Texas; two stepchildren, Jimmy Choate and Cheryl Stinnett, both of Holdenville; four grandchildren; four step grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley McAdoo of Holdenville, and Jonny Faye Clark of Eufaula.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at the First Church of God in Holdenville. He was laid to rest in the Holdenville Cemetery. Rev. Jon Ewers was the officiating minister.

Pallbearers were Eddie Taylor, Wayne Taylor, Mike Taylor, Rick Taylor, Ryan Taylor, and Jonathan Taylor.

Services were under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville. www.fisherfh.net

 

 

 

Margaret Thetford

 

Funeral services for Margaret Bell (Bunch) Thetford, 81 of Holdenville are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 at the Hudson Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Holdenville. Brother Mack Peercy and Brandon Thetford will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Josh Thetford, Jake Thetford, Hayden Stewart, Brad Keefer and Chad Goodson.

Honorary bearers will be Wayne Keefer, Wade Berry, Scott Tabares, Clester Wingo, Bill Bunch, Earl Cook, Shane Thetford.

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

Thetford died Feb 6, 2012 in Holdenville.

She was born March 7, 1930 to Roy Floyd Bunch and Ruby (Loftis) Bunch in Holdenville.

Ms. Thetford married Winford Thetford in 1948 in Mena, Arkansas.

Thetford worked as a a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for three years. After this time she worked as an LPN for thirty years for Boyce Manor Nursing Home in Holdenville.

Preceding her in death are her parents, siblings Floyd Bunch and Leslie Bunch.

Survivors include her children, Steve Thetford of Hutchinson, Kansas, Mitzi Berry of Holdenville, Tim Thetford of Seminole, 18 grandchildren and 12 great-granchildren.

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

Online condolences can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Thetford

 

 

 

Homer Thompson Jr.

Homer Thompson, Jr. was born Aug. 23, 1938 to Homer and Castello Thompson in Wewoka.

He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at St. John AME.

Homer loved playing golf and watching golf. He would take over your television when visiting you to find a golf channel.

Preceding him in death are parents, Homer and Castello Thompson, sisters, Valerie Street and Jean Madkins.

Survivors include five sons, Homer Thompson III, Jerry Thompson, Cory Thompson, Jimmy Thompson and Jason Thompson; two sisters, Arneith Jones, Willie M. Jones and one brother, Alfred W. Thompson; a number of grandchildren and nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral service is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Macedomia Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Donald Thompson

Sasakwa resident Donald Ernest Thompson passed away Monday, April 30, 2012 at his home in Sasakwa at the age of 88 years.

He was born Dec. 30, 1923 in Spiro to the late Ernest Elmer Thompson and Ida Gertrude (Norman) Thompson.

Donald married Marnell Awbrey, May 12, 1947 in Fresno, CA.

He worked for Dolese Company as scale operator for many years.

He loved reading the Bible, Coon hunting, raising goats, and baby chickens.

Thompson served in the US Army as a Tec 5 May 1943 and discharged December 1945.

He served with the US Army at the invasion of Normandy receiving the WWII Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Silver Service Star.

He was a faithful member of Sasakwa Assembly of God Church.

Preceding him in death are his parents, and brother T.J. Biggs.

Survivors include wife, Marnell of the home; children, Thana Spears and husband Tommy of Sasakwa and Danny Thompson of Sasakwa; sisters, Opal Moody and Bernice Combs; grandchildren, Glania and husband JB Trimble of Seminole, Franky Eberle and wife Tami of Konawa, Bryan Eberle and wife Amy of Sasakwa, Quitha Gratrix and husband Jeff of Denison, TX, Daniel Thompson of Sasakwa; great-grandchildren, Secily Cleere and husband Kurtis, Seth Trimble, Colby Eberle, Cale Eberle, Peyton Eberle, Paige Eberle, Pake Eberle Paxton Eberle, Zade Gage, Zeke Gage, Nikko Gratrix and Rusty Taylor and one great-great-grandchild Awbrey Cleere.

Pall bearers will be Bryan Eberle, Franky Eberle, Daniel Thompson, J.B. Trimble, Seth Trimble, and Kurtis Cleere.

Honorary bearers will be Steven Nail, Johnny Trimble, Richard Warnick, Lonnie Faulks, Billy Walls, Darrell Elliott, Tim Brady, Jimmie Freeman and Josh Puntka.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the Sasakwa Assembly of God Church Sasakwa with Rev.Calvin Combs officiating and burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Thompson

 

 

 

Fannie Thompson

Fannie Thompson was born in Noble Town, Oklahoma to Rev. Aaron and Jennie Jackson.

She attended school in the Noble town area.

She worked as a school cafeteria worker, nursing home aide and did private housekeeping.

She married Johnny E. Thompson.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Johnny E. Thompson; children, Veney E. Thompson, Johnny Thompson Jr. and baby Larry Thompson; siblings Rev. A.D. Jackson, Rev. Millard (Kitty) Jackson, Nathaniel (Shorty) Jackson, Josephine Bradshaw, Lena Parker, Lorraine Jackson, and baby Dimples Jackson;

She is survived by children, Shirley Lee, Jennone Jones, Verletta Shells, Portia Thompson, Vernita Henderson, Randall Thompson, Renae Perry, Cheryl Brooks and Winford Thompson; siblings, Roselma Figures, and Rev. Aaron (Jr) Jackson; 29 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchild.

Funeral service are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at First Baptist Church, Wewoka, with Rev. L.R. Drinkwater, Sr. officiating and burial to follow at Westwood Cemetery, Wewoka.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Services pending at this time with Stout-Phillips Funeral Home www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Thompson

 

 

 

James Thompson

James "Jim" Douglas Thompson, 69 died May 8, 2012 in Oklahoma City.

He was born April 5, 1943 to Willie "Ted" and Rosa (Jackson) Thompson in Spaulding.

He attended school in Spaulding until the age of 15 when he began working as a floor hand in the oilfield. He progressed in his oilfield career and became a driller.

He married Melba Peters in May 1967 in Holdenville.

He was drafted and served his country in the United States Army. He was stationed primarily in Germany.

He attended welding school in Sulphur Springs and began his own company afterwards.

He returned to the oilfield to work as a driller until his retirement a few years ago.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Melba and granddaughter, Jessica.

Survivors include his daughter, Gwenda Hull of Seminole; five grandchildren; siblings, Ronald Thompson of Holdenville, Johnny Thompson of Oklahoma City, Linda Pierce of Guthrie and Patricia Ramsey of Griffithville, Arkansas.

A graveside service is scheduled for Friday, May 11, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Yeager Cemetery with military honors. Rev. Terry Prather will be officiating.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Thompson

 

 

 

Terrance Thompson

Terrance Terry Ray Thompson, 25 year-old Seminole resident died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in Seminole.

He was born April 17, 1987 in Oklahoma City to parents, Alan Ray Scott and Elizabeth Thompson.

Terrance had been working as a plumber’s apprentice at Cactus Plumbing in Seminole.

Survivors include his mother, Elizabeth A. Thompson of Midwest City; father, Alan Ray Scott of Spencer; one son, Blaiden Tyree Thompson of Seminole and another child is soon to be born; girlfriend Felicia Rumbo; he also has eight brothers, Anthony, Rayon, Lonell, Alan, Travon, Tayon, Travis Sherod and Cody Horton; nine sisters, Shysheka, Charita, Reanett, Shantrel, Share, Miranda Rose, Cory Vaughn and Danielle Sherod; maternal grandmother Elma Rindle and guardians Robyn Horton and Elizabeth Kimble; and a host of other family and dear friends.

One sister, Tosha, Maternal grandfather, Clearview Thompson, paternal grandfather, Albert Bersie, precedes him in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Amazing Grace Pentecostal Holiness Church in Seminole, Oklahoma with Sister Pat officiating.

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

Thompson

 

 

 

Trueman Thompson

Trueman "T.I." Thompson, 85, of Amarillo died Wednesday, March 21, 2012.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in Cox Funeral Home with Charlie Cox officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive.

Trueman was born March 28, 1926, in Konawa, to Charles P. and Audra Mae Blagg Thompson.

He attended Friona High School.

He married Enoree Hodges on Oct. 28, 1944, in
Hereford.

Trueman spent the
majority of his working life as a truck driver and retired from Kraft Foods.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Enoree Thompson; two brothers, Verdane Thompson and Laveral Thompson; and a sister, Mona Dean Thompson.

Survivors include his son, Roger Thompson of Amarillo; a daughter, Regina Hallford of Amarillo; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three
brothers, Verdale Thompson, Devon Thompson and Bill Thompson; and a sister, Lois Ward.

Sign the online guest book at www.coxfuneralhomeamarillo.com

Thompson

 

 

 

Verna Thornbrugh

 

Verna Louise Thornbrugh, 86 of Madill, passed away Friday, Feb 3, 2012 at the hospital in Madill, Oklahoma.

She was born on May 5, 1925 in Henrietta, to the late Wilbur Hinman and Jessie Elizabeth Higgins Hinman.

Verna was raised in the Seminole area and graduated from New Lima High School.

She married Robert Frank Thornbrugh on Jan 1, 1945 in Tulsa. He preceded her in death on Aug 22, 2009.

Verna moved to Wewoka, Drumright and to Okemah before moving back to Wewoka.

In 1984, when Robert retired from the ministry they moved to Bridgeview where she lived the rest of her life.

Verna was a member of the Bowlegs Baptist Church and she enjoyed writing for the Madill Record and the Bridgeview Report.

She also enjoyed reading, singing, fishing and loved her animals. Her greatest love was her family.

She is survived by children, Alan Thornbrugh of Bonney Lake, Washington; Cheryl Morton of Irving, Texas; three grandchildren, Ricky Allen Thornbrugh of Seattle, Washington; Melissa Shields of Irving, Texas and Diana Morton, also of Irving, Texas; fourgreat grandchildren,Ashley and Cole Thornbrugh, Tristan Whaley and Andrew Shields.

Verna was preceded in death by her parents, father and one son; Robert Frank Thornbrugh Jr.

Visitation will be Tuesday at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Watts Funeral Home in Madill.

Services will be Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm at the Little Cemetery, Seminole, Oklahoma. Bill Chesser will officiate the service. Music arranged by La Tresa Jolly.

Services will be under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Oklahoma.

Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.

Thornbrugh

 

 

 

Ben Tiger Jr.

Ben Tiger, Jr., 69, of Holdenville died Sept. 3, 2012 in Ada.

He was born Aug. 25, 1943 in Seminole County, the son of Ben Tiger, Sr. and Martha Jane Tiger.

He married Hopeful Mae Locust Tiger on Nov. 14, 1964 in Stilwell, Okla.

He was a welder.

He is survived by wife, Hopeful of the home; one son, Jeff Tiger of Seminole; one sister, Paticia Hooks of Holdenville and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Anthony Tiger; three grandchildren; his parents, and one sister, Neomi Footracer.

Services will be held Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Redbird Smith Ceremonial Grounds in Vian, Okla. Burial will be held at Redbird Smith Cemetery under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Viewing will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Agent and Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren

Arrangements are under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Cunsah Tiger

Wake services for Cunsah Tiger are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 at Pecan Grove Church in Holdenville with Rev. Malcolm Tiger and Rev. Houston Tiger officiating.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at Pecan Grove Church with burial at the Tiger Family Cemetery, Wewoka.

He was born Jan. 25, 1953 in Wewoka to the late Wilson Tiger Sr. and Mary Grayson Tiger.

He died Sunday Nov. 18, 2012 in Oklahoma City at the age of 59.

He attended New Lima Schools and later worked as a handyman.

Preceding him in death are his parents.

Survivors include brothers and sisters, PeeWee Tiger of Tulsa, Wilson Tiger Jr., of Okmulgee, Jeanette Tiger of Tulsa, and Jimpsey Hulbutta of Texas.

Pall bearers will be Benji Tiger, James Ray Harjo, Jr., Anthony Todd, Issac Tiger, Richmond Tiger, and Terrence Harjo.

Honorary pall bearers will be Brett Tiger and Daniel Lee Luna.

The body will be taken to the Church Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 at 3:30 p.m.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Tiger

 

 

 

Sylvester "Chick" Tiger

Sylvester "Chick" Tiger, 84 year-old, Wewoka resident died at his home Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

Chick was born Aug. 7, 1928 to Jesse and Mindy (Jones) Tiger in Seminole County.

In 1938 the family moved to Altus, where Chick graduated from Altus High School.

He went on to serve in the United States Coast Guard where he earned an Honorable discharge.

Chick then furthered his education attending Hardin-Simmons College in Abilene, Texas on a football scholarship and graduated with a B.S. degree in 1954.

He received his Masters degree in Education from the University of Oklahoma in 1967.

Chick spent many years teaching and coaching in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and California.

In 1964, he moved his mom and dad back to Maud where he coached his favorite Maud football team.

He then moved to Indio, Calif. where he coached football and golf.

He married his wife, Mary and they had a daughter, Susan before returning to Oklahoma in 1979.

In his earlier years, Chick loved to fish, hunt, and play golf. He was a fan of all sports.

He was the grill-master of "Chick’s 5 Star Hamburgers" in Seminole.

Chick was a member of Achena Indian Presbyterian Church where he was baptized as an infant. Later he became an elder of the Church.

He was also a proud member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.

The body will be taken to Achena Presbyterian Church in Maud on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. and wake services will be held at 7:00 p.m. that evening.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at Achena Indian Presbyterian Church in Maud with Rev. Dorsey Nero and Elder Ricky Harjo officiating the service.

Interment will follow at Achena Church Cemetery.

Chick is preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Mindy Tiger; and by one son, Michael Tiger.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Tiger of the home; son, Chris and his wife, Peggy of Indio, Calif.; daughter, Susan Tiger of the home; son, Ryan Tiger of Pine Knot, Kentucky; daughter-in-law, Jeana of Seminole; three grandchildren, Michael, Noelle, and Jordan; sister, Lucille of Seminole; brother, Nolan of El Reno; and aunt, Dorothy Harjo of Seminole; along with several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Casket bearers will be his 1964 season Maud football team.

Honorary bearers will be Achena Church elders.

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

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

Tiger

 

 

 

Nicholas Tilley

Nicholas Duane Tilley, 16, Seminole resident died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 in Seminole.

Nicholas was born May 9, 1996 in Ada to Alfred Leroy Tilley, Jr. and Frances Lee (Bear) Tilley.

Nicholas was a student at Seminole High School, he loved sports, playing football and basketball and lifting weights.

Nicholas was a very talented person who loved to draw and won the Seminole Nation Art Contest in 2010.

He loved to fish and haul hay.

He was also a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Seminole.

He is survived by his parents, Alfred Leroy and Frances Lee Tilley of Seminole; five brothers, Michael L. Tilley and his wife Danielle of El Paso, Texas, Brian K. Tilley of Holdenville, Le R. Tilley of Tulsa, Ashley B. Tilley of Seminole and Duke A. Tilley and his wife, Alexis of Seminole; three sisters, Gloria and her husband Julian Fixico of Tulsa, Carrie Tilley and Gina Tilley both of Seminole. His girlfriend, Chuska Tebe of Seminole, and many other family and friends also survive him.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Stacy and Bill Hobia officiating. Burial will follow at the Tilley Family Cemetery in Okemah.

There will be a wake service 6:00 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Casket bearers will be Josh Linville, Tyler Jones, Tyler Combs, Jake Carbitcher, Monroe Carbitcher, and Brandon Carbitcher.

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

Tilley

 

 

 

Bobby Timmons

Bobby Wayne Timmons, 71, longtime Seminole resident died Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 in Seminole.

Bobby was born May 15, 1940 in Connerville, Oklahoma to Lloyd James and Minnie Ruth (Cobble) Timmons.

Bobby worked at Big Yank Manufacturing and retired in 1980.

He was a member of the Temple of Praise Church in Seminole.

Bobby was married to Lucille Timmons on Jan 20, 1959 in Ada, and she preceded him in death on Feb 11, 2010.

Bobby is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law; James and Melinda Timmons of Seminole, Rickey Timmons of Shawnee, Daniel and Dana Timmons of Shawnee, and Ronnie and Mindy Timmons of Seminole. One daughter Pamela Jordan, one brother Phil Timmons of Arlington, Texas and three sisters, Christine Easley of Raytown, Missouri, Nell Spencer and LaTricia Houck both of Seminole. Six grandchildren Tommy Timmons, James Timmons, Jr., Nicole Jordan, MaCayla Timmons, Rachael Timmons and Faith Timmons also survive him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lucille, a sister Joyce, brother Gerald and a grandson Brian Jordan.

Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb 25, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jeff Nance officiating.

Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, is in charge of the arrangements.

Timmons

 

 

 

Irl Timmons

Irl "Tim" Timmons passed away at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital on March 2, 2012, surrounded by loved ones, due to congestive heart failure.

Tim was born Nov. 21, 1937, to Charley and Grace Timmons in Oklahoma. He was the youngest of six children.

Tim served in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1964. The family moved to Alaska in 1972, and he worked in the dental lab business.

The family enjoyed the Alaska lifestyle. Tim especially enjoyed taking his kids fishing and hunting. The whole family loved getting together to cheer on son Sean, who pitched for the Alaska Goldpanners. He also enjoyed gardening and BBQing.

Tim was predeceased by his parents; brothers, T and Lloyd and sister, Molly of Oklahoma.

He is survived by brother, Bill Timmons of Seminole; sister, Jo Parks of Seminole; wife, Dorothy (Linzner); children, Todd (Rachael) Timmons, Sean Timmons and Randy (Tiffany) Timmons, Michelle (Tyrone) Oates, Troy (Kim) Graziadei and Diana (Ted) Hansen, all of Fairbanks and Nick Graziadei of Las Vegas; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Private services were held in Fairbanks.

Arrangements were handled by Fairbanks Funeral Home.

Benjamin Trent

Benjamin Harrison "Benny" Trent, Jr., 47 year old, longtime Seminole resident passed from this life Tuesday, April 24, 2012 in Edmond.

He was born Nov. 24, 1964 in Duncan to parents Benjamin Harrison Trent and Lorene Elizabeth (Barrick) Trent.

On June 21, 1996, Benny married Deborah Anne Maye in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

Benny moved to Seminole 17 years ago from Duncan.

He worked as a truck driver for Best Well Service in Prague.

He was a member of the Wild Turkey Federation and enjoyed fishing, hunting, roping, shooting pool and cooking out for his family and friends.

Benny leaves to cherish his memory his wife of almost 16 years, Deborah Ann (Maye) Trent of the home; his mother-in-law, Shirley Maye of Seminole; one step-son, Jeremy and his wife Kathy Dennis of Seminole; two step-daughters, Deena and her husband Randy Self of Collinsville, Jamie Blalock of Konawa; one brother-in-law, Kent Maye and his family of Seminole; three brothers, Val and his wife Joyce Luce of Eufaula, Jerry and his wife Cynthia Luce of Checotah and Earnie and his wife Annie Luce of Checotah; eight grandchildren, Rachelle Lovett, Destiny Craft, Jacob Hicks-Dalton, Hannah Self, Emily Self, Lindsay Freeman and Zachary Dennis; five great-grandchildren, Mikinzee Nielson, Chloe Lane, Isaiah Freeman, Serinity Dennis, Tayton Dennis; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Benny was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Faye Houston; one niece Shelly Houston and his father-in-law, Devoe Maye.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Internment will follow at Little Cemetery. Rev. Jeff Nance will officiate the service.

Casket bearers will be Jason Blalock, Marcus Freeman, Zachary Dennis, Randy Self, Jeremy Dennis and James Renfro.

Honorary bearers will be Wendell Houston, Keith Houston, Jerry Luce, Scott Luce, Brian Luce and Eric Cross.

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

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

Trent

 

 

 

Louise Trimble

Louise Trimble died on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at the age of 92.

She was born Oct. 21, 1919 in Burning Springs, West Virginia to Archie T. and Maude Pepper Brohard.

She married Noel "Dude" Trimble Oct. 19, 1934 in Seminole.

Louise was preceded in death by her husband; her mother; her two sisters and her son-in-law, Weston Winters.

She is survived by one son, Bill Trimble of Scottsdale, Arizona and two daughters, Carole Winters of Provo, Utah and Sandra Larsen of American Fork, Utah and ten grandchildren.

As per her wishes, a private graveside service will be held at the Orem Cemetery for dedication of her final resting place.

Condolences may be emailed to info@bergmortuary.com

Trimble

 

 

 

James Tucker

James W. Tucker age 71, of Wewoka died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 in Holdenville General Hospital.

He was born July 13, 1940 to William and Orleana (Dix) Tucker.

He had been a patient at Oakridge Nursing Center since 1986, at the time of his death he was a patient at Wewoka Home Care.

Graveside Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery, with Rev. Amanda B.P. Lockwood of First United Methodist Church officiating.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Tucker

 

 

 

Phyllis Tucker

 

Phyllis Ray Tucker, 31, Seminole resident died Monday, Jan 23, 2012 in Seminole, Oklahoma.

She was born Nov 6, 1980 to Larry and Linda (Pack) Clements in Shawnee.

Phyllis was remembered by her family as the sweetest wife, mother, daughter and friend.

Phyllis graduated from Varnum High School in 1999 and went on to get a degree in Early Childhood Education at East Central University in Ada.

She was currently a homemaker and stay at home mother with her new baby boy.

Phyllis married Jeremy Tucker on Nov 18, 1999 at the First United Methodist Church in Seminole.

Phyllis is survived by her loving husband Jeremy Tucker of the home in Seminole, two sons, Tanner Tucker and her baby boy, Mason Tucker both of the home. She is also survived by her mother, Linda (Pack) Clements of Seminole, sister, Becky Stalnaker of Seminole and close friend Kenny McNeill and his daughter Breonna of Seminole. Her mother-in-law and father-in-law Carie and Bill Avery of Maud, sister-in-law Andrea Caldwell and family of North Carolina and a brother-in-law Ryan Tucker of Dallas, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her father Larry Clements on July 16, 2008.

Funeral services are planned for 2:00 p.m., Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

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

Tucker

 

 

 

Wanda Turbeville

 

Wanda Dacus Turbeville, 87, a long-time former resident of Seminole, died of natural causes on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in Athens, Georgia.

Wanda was always proud to call Seminole "home." She graduated from Seminole High School, was a member of the Seminole chapter of Beta Sigma Phi professional women’s sorority, and was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Before retiring she enjoyed a long career in the newspaper business working at the Seminole Producer, St. Petersburg (FL) Times and Palm Beach Post Times as a proof reader.

She particularly enjoyed fishing on Lake Okeechobee and activities with family and friends always kept a smile on her face.

Turbeville, the former Wanda Jean Parker was born May 15, 1925 in Ravia, Oklahoma, the daughter of Estelle and Elsie Lee Parker. Preceding Wanda in death were her father and mother; husbands Doyan S. Dacus and Ray C. Turbeville- both former residents of Seminole; a son Donald Doyan Dacus, a daughter Susie Dacus Altman and a brother Junior Parker and a sister Mary Wood.

She is survived by two grandaughters, Ashley S. O'Neill of Marietta, Georgia; Alyson Griggs of Madison, Georgia and a great granddaughter Adyson Taylor Griggs and a former son-in-law, Ramsesy Altman of Eatonton, Georgia.

"Nana" as she was known to her family was a kind, generous and sweet woman, who was a friend to so many and cared for her friends and family with all of her heart. She will be truly missed!

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, May 21 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Oklahoma with Rev. Gary Wilburn officiating. Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, Seminole, Oklahoma.

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

Turbeville

 

 

 

Donald Tye

Graveside services were held recently for Donald (Donnie) Arthur Tye.

He was born in 1946 to Jesse Lee and VeNeva Jean (Warrenburg) Tye.

Donnie was raised in the Strother-Little community by his paternal grandparents, Arthur and Rosie Tye and aunts, Prudy and Nellie Tye.

After graduating from Strother High School, he joined the Air Force.

Later, Donnie worked at Tinker Air Force base until his retirement.

Donnie had a natural talent for playing the guitar and singing.

He enjoyed playing and often would sing and play a song, after hearing it a few times.

Donnie was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, including maternal grandparents, Everett and Ethel Warrenburg.

He is survived by a sister, Kelleen Kerr and many cousins.

Tye

 

 

 

Wesley Upton Sr.

Wesley Eugene Upton Sr. died Oct. 12, 2012 in Seminole.

He was born May 28, 1923 in Kinta, Okla. to Jim and Martha (Trahan) Upton.

He moved to Wewoka at an early age and attended Wewoka Public Schools.

He met Modene McConnell and was married in 1947. The couple had one son, Wesley Jr.

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

During this time he earned the prestigious Purple Heart decoration.

He worked for many years until his retirement in 1987 at John Gibbs Auto as a mechanic.

Preceding him in death are his parents; wife Modene; siblings, Ridgely and Chock.

Survivors include his son, Wesley Upton Jr. of Wewoka and two grandchildren.

Graveside service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka. Roy Sisco will officiate.

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

Online condolences can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Upton

 

 

 

Bobbie Upton

Bobbie Jeane (Lyon) Upton, 81 year-old lifelong Seminole County resident, passed from this life Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born Jan. 20, 1931 in Sasakwa to parents Charlie N. Lyon and Lula Mae (Cargill) Lyon.

Bobbie grew up in the Sasakwa area, where while attending school, she loved to play basketball.

Following her graduation from high school she married Billy Ray Upton on Sept. 5, 1948 in Sasakwa.

Bobbie went on to further her education earning her associate degree from Seminole State College and then her bachelors degree in education from East Central University in Ada.

Bobbie loved education so much that while teaching elementary school in Vamoosa and raising a family she went on to earn her masters degree in elementary education from East Central University.

Bobbie later taught third grade at Seminole Public Schools from which she retired after having taught for twenty plus years.

Bobbie was also very involved in her community where ever she was needed. She is a former member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She also served as a Pink Lady at Seminole Hospital for 12 years, where she held the position past president. Bobbie served as a Senator for the Silver Hair Legislature and was also vice-chair of that legislative committee.

One of the things that Bobbie loved the most was her God and family. She was a longtime member of the Seminole First Baptist Church where she was always involved.

Bobbie leaves to cherish her memory four sons, Larry Upton and his wife Debbie of Oklahoma City, Keith Upton of Seminole, Michael Upton and his wife Gailanne of Pittsburgh, Penn., Mickey Upton and his wife Masami of Seminole; one brother-in-law, Bob Upton and his wife Judy of Dewey, Okla.; one sister-in-law, Pam Yort of Shawnee; five grandchildren, Greg Upton of Chandler, Okla., Nick Upton of McAlester, Ginger Bibee of Stigler, Amy Wilson of Norman and Alex Upton of Seminole; seven grandchildren and a host of other family and dear friends.

Bobbie is preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Lula Mae Lyon; by her husband, Billy Ray Upton (May 28, 1989); by two brothers, Paul Lyon and Noal Lyon; and by two sisters, Carrie Mae Harrod and Ruth Olsen.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at the Seminole First Baptist Church located at 420 Reid Street in Seminole. Rev. Marvin Kehl will officiate the service with interment following at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Casket Bearers will be Kenny Harrod, Cullen Harrod, Steve Olsen, Tim Olsen, Matthew Olsen, David Lyon and Brian Lyon.

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

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

Upton

 

 

 

James Vails

James "Jim" Ronald Vails was born June 2, 1934 in St. Louis, Oklahoma.

Jim was the youngest of five children born to Oscar Dennis Vails and Ann (Hicks) Vails Moorehead.

In 1954, Jim married Claudine Chaffin Vails.

Jim and Claudine had two children, Tony and Rhonda (Miller).

After graduation from Bowlegs High School, Jim became involved in door to door vacuum sales where he met and kept many lifelong friends.

From his vacuum experience, Jim developed a retail vacuum and sewing machine business.

He owned three stores in the Northwest Oklahoma City area.

In the 1970’s Jim developed a restaurant remodeling company, Jim Vails Construction, which he owned and operated until the 1990’s.

From the 1960’s to the 1980’s Jim enjoyed Midget Car racing at Taft Stadium and later open wheels stock car racing at the OKC Fairgrounds.

Jim was an avid gardener.

Jim was a devoted Sooner fan and took his family on numerous OU football road trips across the country.

Until the morning he died, Jim was a well-loved gambler.

He loved to play the ponies and played poker regularly with his grandson, Todd Miller’s poker friends.

Known as "Grandpa" or "Einstein" to his friends and "Pa Pa" to his family, Jim could light up a room, a poker table, or a dance floor.

Jim is survived by his ex-wife, Claudine Vails; son, Tony Vails and his wife, Deborah; their daughters, Kristen Vails and Jennifer Vails Poch.

He is also survived by his daughter, Rhonda Vails Miller; her son, Todd Miller and her daughters, Kimberly and Amanda Miller.

Also surviving Jim are Terry Miller, Kimberly, Todd and Amanda’s dad, a host of nephews and nieces and his very dear poker buddies.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home (601 S. Kelly Edmond, OK).

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday Aug. 10, 2012 at Heritage Fellowship Church (329 W. 2nd St. Edmond, OK) with interment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Oklahoma City.

Services are under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home Edmond.

Vails

 

 

 

Verna Valentine

Verna Louise Valentine died at the age of 71 Tuesday, July 10, 2012 in Tulsa.

She was born Jan. 28, 1941 in Seminole.

She is survived by her husband, Clide Junior Valentine of Tulsa; daughters, Loveta Newbolt, Vicki Eklund and Stacy Pierce; son, Gary Valentine of Osage; sister, Jean Thomason of Collinsville; numerous grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Alexander and Nellie Louise (Cochran) Weese; children, Sheryl Jean Snyder and Michael J. Everett and three sisters.

Memorial Services have been entrusted to Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home Westwood Chapel in Tulsa and will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the Mark Griffith Westwood Chapel in Tulsa with the Reverend Tom Shaw officiating.

Online Condolences and guest book are available at www.markgriffithmemorialfuneralhomes.com

Valentine

 

 

 

Richard
Van Sandt

Wewoka native Richard B. Van Sandt, credited with defending and enhancing living standards for Sliddell, La., while serving on the City Council for 16 years, died late Friday. He was 76.

Van Sandt had been battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, before dying in his home in the Slidell area, said his son, Scott.

Van Sandt was born in Wewoka, Okla., in 1935. He attended the University of Houston and University of Mississippi prior to serving in the Air Force from 1954 to 1958. He eventually retired from Chevron USA as an assistant aviation buyer.

In 1982, Van Sandt successfully campaigned for his first term representing Slidell City Council District C, which encompassed the Palm Lake community he lived in for some time.

He subsequently won three consecutive re-elections to his post but lost his bid for a fifth term in 1998.

Aside from his son, Van Sandt is survived by his wife, Betty; two daughters, Jerri Guthrie Reeves and Cindy Guthrie Suarez; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at First Pentecostal Church, 388 Robert Blvd. in Slidell. Visitation is at noon. Honaker Funeral Home in Slidell is handling the arrangements.

Ralph Vandiver

Ralph Cecil Vandiver, Sr., of Pauls Valley, was born Aug. 4, 1911 in Lindsay, Oklahoma to James Elonzo and Verdie Mae (Cecil) Vandiver.

He passed away June 11, 2012 in Pauls Valley at the age of 100 years.

At a young age he would go to school. Then after school he would come home and work in the broom corn fields.

Later he worked in service stations and for Theo McNeer in the grocery business in Lindsay.

While attending Lindsay High School he was very active in sports.

Ralph participated in football and basketball and was on the winning team that made the State Championships in football his senior year.

Following high school he was interviewed for the G.F. Wacker Stores by his brother-in-law Straus Baker; and got the job!

Ralph worked for G.F. Wacker Stores in Seminole, where he met Arlene Sinclair.

They were married in Seminole on Oct. 9, 1932.

He became a Buyer for the Wacker Stores for several of their departments.

On May 5, 1944 he began service in the United States Navy and is a Veteran of World War II.

Upon his return from his tour of duty he continued his work with the G.F. Wacker Stores.

In 1962 he and his family moved to Pauls Valley, where he continued his work for the G.F. Wacker Stores, until his retirement.

He was an extremely avid rose gardener. He had 28 varieties of roses in his personal rose garden and was instrumental in helping to create the Rotary Rose Garden in Wacker Park.

He was a very faithful member of the Rotary Clubs in Seminole and later in Pauls Valley, as well as an active member in the First United Methodist Church and a member of the Pauls Valley Historical Society.

He and Arlene were also very avid travelers. They toured on 22 cruises as well as traveling in Europe, Asia, places in Africa, Hawaii, Alaska and many other places world-wide.

Surviving family include his daughters and their husbands, Mary Jo and Robert Hamrick of Parker, Texas and Donna Louise and Bobby Gene Knapp of Oklahoma City; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Vandiver of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren, David Hamrick, Beth Petty and her husband, Richard, Vickie Hamrick, Steven Knapp, Kirk Vandiver and Wendy Vandiver; a great grandson, Kiel Vandiver Petty; three step great-grandchildren, Michael Petty and his wife, Shauna, Eric Petty and his wife, Ashley, and David Petty and his wife, Nikki, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, James Elonzo and Verdie Mae Vandiver; his wife, Arlene Vandiver; their son, Ralph Cecil Vandiver, Jr.; two sisters, Sula Baker and Nell Tatum and his brothers, Joe and Edwin Vandiver.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 15, 2012 at 10:30 am at First United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Mark Watson.

Interment will be at Rose Hill Burial Park under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the family's guestbook at www.stufflebeanfuneralhome.com.

Vandiver

 

 

 

Edward VanHorn

Edward VanHorn, 68
December 21, 1943 - March 14, 2012

Edward R. VanHorn, 68 year-old resident of Maud, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Seminole.

Edward was born on Dec. 21, 1943 in Mohawk, New York to parents Lynn VanHorn and Mary (Erb) VanHorn.

Edward worked in Civil Construction for the City of Mohawk, New York as a Motor Grader Operator.

While in Mohawk, New York, Edward served on the school board, he also owned and operated his own gun shop, served as a 32nd degree Mason and was of the Episcopal faith.

Edward married Hilda (Youngs) VanHorn in Town of Ohio, New York on March 19, 1982.

Edward moved to Maud, four years ago from Mohawk, New York.

Edward possessed a great love for hunting, fishing and spontaneous adventures.

He loved to meet new people and make everyone laugh each and everyday.

He was a loving father, grandfather and a devoted husband.

Edward loved life and he lived it well.

Edward is survived by his wife, Hilda; two daughters, Tania Jackson of McLoud, Tami Markessinis of Albany, New York. He is also survived by two brothers, Chuck and James VanHorn both of Oregon and one sister Elaine Kreuger of North Carolina. Four grand children also survive Edward, Danielle Mackey, Alexandria Jackson and Victoria Jackson all of McLoud, and Nicholas Markessinis of Alb