These are all the obituaries that ran in the Seminole Producer during the 1997 year.

 

6/17/97

Lois Campbell

Lois Campbell, 75, died Saturday in Oklahoma City. Services are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church in Shawnee.

Bill Matthews, Phil Thompson and Glenn C. Peck will officiate. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery.

Campbell was born June 18, l921 to Tom and Ruth (Dunbar)Tibbs in Shawnee.

She was reared in Shawnee and graduated from Shawnee High School.

She married Hugh Campbell in Tecumseh on Aug. 16, 1947. Following her marriage, she lived in Texas for 10 years. She then lived in Wewoka for 30 years and had resided in Tecumseh since l986.

She was a junior draftsman with the Texas Company and a homemaker.

Campbell was a member of the Christian Women’s Fellowship with the First Christian Church of Wewoka. She was also active in the Holiday Ramblers, Inc. She was a former secretary-treasurer with the Buffalo Ramblers Chapter #286.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Loretta Davidson, Evelyn Davidson and Patsy Riggin; and two brothers, Early Tibbs and Jack Tibbs.

Survivors include her husband of the home, one daughter, Cheryl Muirhead of Shawnee; one son, Keith Campbell of Wewoka, and three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

 

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Bernice Alford

Bernice Noble Alford, 87, died Friday. Funeral services are set for April 9 at 11 a.m. at the Evangelistic Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Her son, Dr. T. J. Roberts will officiate. Burial will follow at Wewoka Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Rolfe Funeral Home.

Alford was born May 15, l909 to Martha Jackson and William Noble in Seminole County.

She married George Alford in Seminole County.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, her parents, two daughters, six brothers and four sisters.

She is survived by her husband George Alford of the home, five sons, T. J. Roberts of Oklahoma City, Edward L. Alford of Wewoka, Ellis Alford of Norwalk, Calif., Wesley Alford of Inglewood, Calif., and Willie Alford of Cerritors, Calif.

She is survived by two daughters, Birdie Davis of Midwest City and Merdine Black of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Mentoria Hood of Seminole and Katherine Walker of Chicago; 25 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

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Inez Lee Allen

ADA - Funeral services for Inez Lee Allen, 106, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Sherman Ivy and Rev. Vernal West will officiate.

Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery, Ada, under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home.

Allen died Monday in her home in Ada.

She was born April 10, 1890 in Geneva, Ky. to Henry Moit and Rosa Clay Moit. As a child she came from Kentucky to a place in the Indian Territory near Pickett.

She attended Center rural schools.

On Sept. 20, 1945, she married Felix Bernard Allen in Yuma, Ariz. He preceded her in death on June 1, 1972.

She was a homemaker and worked in the early days at Ada Steam Laundry. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Ruby Stephens, Ada and one son, Garland Bundy, Seminole, ten grandchildren, 21 great-grand-children, and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters and two sons.

Pallbearers will be Billy Bundy, Mark Bundy, Joe Frank Land, Don Stephens, Dean Stephens and Phillip Stephens.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bennie Stephens, Charles Bundy, Michael Stephens and Mark Hanna.

 

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Ina Arbaugh

Ina Arbaugh, 89, died Sunday in Seminole. Services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cooper Funeral Chapel in Tecumseh. George Bone will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

 

 

 

4-10-97

 

"Heartbreak Hotel" Songwriter Dies at 82

Internationally known Oklahoma songwriter died Wednesday at the age of 82.

Oklahoma’s Mae Boren Axton, who wrote Elvis Presley’s first big hit "Heartbreak Hotel," died at her home in Hendersonville, Tenn.

She was widely known in Oklahoma.

She came to Oklahoma as a child in a covered wagon. The daughter of M. L. and Nannie Boren, she was the only daughter in a family of eight brothers.

Her brothers included the late Dr. James B. Boren, early day president of Southwestern Oklahoma University at Weatherford and the last U.S. Congressman, Lyle H. Boren.

Axton was an active partner with her son Hoyt Axton, well known musician and television personality in the creation of the Jeremiah record label.

She has an impact on Oklahoma politics as the author of her nephew David Boren’s Broom Brigade Campaign them song "Let’s Clean Up Oklahoma" during his successful 1974 campaign for Governor.

Services for Axton will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hendersonville Church of Christ, under the direction of Phillips and Robinson Funeral Home of Hendersonville.

She was high school English teacher in Oklahoma at Wewoka, Ada, Broken Bow and Velma-Alma. She later taught in Jacksonville, Fla. before becoming one of the nation’s most successful songwriters.

Over four decades, she wrote more than 50 songs that were recorded by major record companies.

She was a mentor to many young musicians.

She was described by Boren, now President of the University of Oklahoma, as a "pied piper of young people who helped countless numbers of aspiring musicians to believe in themselves."

"Some of them went on to become stars and others did not, but all of them were better off for having known her," he said.

Among the scores of musicians and entertainers who have named her as a mentor are Elvis Presley, Dennis Weaver, Willie Nelson, Mel Tillis, Reba McEntire, Kris Kristofferson, and many others. She often acted as their agent at no cost to get them started.

While still a school teacher in Jacksonville, she first met Elvis Presley and helped convince him to pursue a recording career by writing "Heartbreak Hotel" for him.

In addition to her career in music and education, Mae Boren Axton was a tireless worker for charities including the March of Dimes and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

She has received almost every major award from the music and entertainment industry including the World Recognition Award of the International Songwriter’s Association. She received seven major awards from Broadcast Musicians International and was selected as one of the 50 greatest women songwriters by the National Songwriters Hall of Fame.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Axton, a math teacher and a high school football coach, and by her son John, who was an outstanding southeastern Oklahoma attorney and civic leader.

She is survived by her son, entertainer and musician Hoyt Axton, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

 

4/15/97

Martha Barnes

CROMWELL - Graveside services Martha Lucille Barnes, 64, of Cromwell, were held at 2 p.m. today at Schoolton Cemetery. Rev. Frank Young will officiate.

Burial will follow under the direction of Schumaker Funeral Home.

Barnes died Saturday at her home.

She was born on May 15, 1932, in Okemah to Clarence and Dona (Ellis) Rowan. She married Bobby Gene Barnes on Sept. 8, 1953.

Barnes was of the Baptist faith and had resided in Seminole and Okfuskee Counties most of her life.

She was preceded in death by father; sisters, Beulah Piearcy and Lula Fay Ross.

Barnes is survived by her husband of the home; mother of Lamont, Calif.; sons, Slifford Barnes of Okemah and Donald Barnes of Grove; daughter Susan Mead of Okemah; brother, Orval Moore of Lamont, Calif.; sisters, Dovie Rowan and Wima Rush, both of Lamont, Calif.; and 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

4/16/97

 

 

Lee Blackwood

Lee L. Blackwood, 95, died on Tuesday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Pickard Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa.

Ed Bray will officiate. Burial will take place at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Blackwood was born June 24, 1901 at Muddy Fork, Ark., to Andrew Jackson Blackwood and Sarah Virginia Aylor Blackwood.

He had lived in Konawa since 1917. He married Willie Smith in Konawa on Nov. 22, l927.

He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. He retired after 40 years of employment as an equipment operator for Seminole Company.

Blackwood is survived by his wife of the home, one son, Joe Andy Blackwood of Sasakwa; two daughters, Lois Huff of Sasakwa and Evalyn L. Maxwell of Konawa.

He is also survived by two brothers, Andrew Blackwood and G. C. Blackwood, both of Konawa; two sisters, Estell Sutton of Seminole and Ora Harmon of Moore; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Blackwood was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Virgil L. Blackwood in l984; and two grandsons.

Blackwood’s grandsons will be pallbearers.

 

 

5/20/97

Tonya Braboy

 

Heavenly angels rejoiced on Sunday afternoon when an angel from earth ascended to meet them.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley will officiate at services scheduled for May 21, at 10:30 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Seminole. Arrangements were made thru Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Tonya was born on September 14, 1956 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Casey W. and Rhea (Anderson) Pickens.

After graduation from Shawnee High School, Tonya earned an Associates degree from Seminole Junior College and attended Oklahoma Baptist University. She was a hairdresser in Grand Prairie, Texas, Seminole and Shawnee.

It was a blind date that introduced Tonya to Keith. Six months later they were married on June 26, 1982. It was a marriage arranged for them by God. Each spouse had qualities the other spouse learned from allowing the union to grow.

They grieved together as Sarah Nicole was taken to Heaven before they could know her; also Tonya's parents made the journey to Heaven. But their hearts soared as Katie Elizabeth arrived to accept all of their love and return it tenfold. During these years Tonya was a Sunday School teacher and choir member at First Baptist Church of Seminole.

Keith and Katie will always love their wife and mom.

Tonya's other family members include her precious brother Bill and Donna Allen of Sallisaw and sisters Sandra Nichols of Jonestown, Texas and Nancy Johnson of Round Rock, Texas.

Uncle Charles and Aunt Mary McEntire, of Shawnee, showed Tonya unconditional love that she cherished; Uncle Frank and Aunt Auda Anderson, of Earlsboro, urged her to always keep her eye on the Lord.

A smile always appeared as she thought of her times with her special cousins Vicky O'Donnell of Duncan and Paula Dennis of Bowlegs, and even though the ages were close Steve Allen, Cindy Rogers and Lisa Choate of Sallisaw and Shane Allen of Tahlequah were the apples of their "Aunt Tonya's" eyes. Other cousins, nieces and nephews, not mentioned by name, know that there was a special place in Tonya's heart for each of you.

Casket bearers are David Cobb, Gary Adams, Robert Foxx, Terry Howard, David Horton and Ron Henderson.

 

 

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June 11, 1997

Montez Braswell

Funeral services for Montez T. Braswell, 79, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Baggerley Greenlawn Funeral Home in Oklahoma City.

Braswell died Tuesday in Bethany.

She was born Sept. 3, 1917 in Phillipsburg, Mo., to Ennis Earl and Ivonne Taggard.

She was raised in Seminole and graduated from Seminole High School.

She had lived in Oklahoma City since 1953.

Survivors include two daughters, Diane Frazier of Bethany and Lee Jernigan of Tucson, Ariz.; one brother, Phil Taggard of Oklahoma City, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland Healthcare Center, Bethany, Okla., or the Alzheimer’s Association, 4900 N. Portland, Suite 116, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73112.

 

 

 

4/8/97

 

Lloyd Brown

 

MIDLAND, Texas -- Graveside services for former Letha resident Lloyd H. Brown, 81, were held Saturday at Keller Cemetery, Wilson.

Arrangements were under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Brown died April 2 at Memorial Hospital, Midland.

He was born March 7, 1916, in Wirt, Carter County, to Jessie and Lillie Brown.

He was reared and educated in Carter and Johnson counties.

He was a mechanic and retired from Permian Corp. after 18 years. Before that, he owned a cafe in Letha in the mid 1950s.

He married Faye Bonds on May 1, 1938; she survives him, of the home.

Other survivors include one son, Lloyd Jay Brown, Midland; two brothers, Claude Brown, Oklahoma City, and Doyle Brown, Mustang; one sister, Geneva Myrick, Seminole; three grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

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Jennie Brown

Jennie Elizabeth (Price) Brown, 83, died Sunday at Fountains of Canterbury Health Care Center in Oklahoma City.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Darryl Owen will officiate.

Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Brown was born Feb. 4, 1914 in Houston, Texas, to Robert and Winnie Price.

She married Lloyd Brown on May 13, l934 in Seminole. He preceded her in death on June 4, l983. She was a homemaker and a longtime resident of Seminole.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Seminole and a member of Wedding Ring Sunday School Class of First United Methodist Church of Seminole.

White was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson.

Her survivors include two sons, Lloyd G. Brown of Perry, and Roy A. Brown of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Linda J. Arnett of Tulsa, and Sue L. Brown of Corte Madera, Calif.; one brother, Robert F. Price of Melbourne, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.

 

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5/28/97

Maynee Brown

Graveside services for Maynee Brown, 88, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Little Cemetery.

Brown died Tuesday in Sand Springs.

Services are under the direction of Moore Funeral Home in Tulsa.

She was born June 4, 1909 in Seminole to Elisha and Winey Brown.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Olivet Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Joan Reed of Sand Springs, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

 

5/22/97

Bonnie Cain

Funeral services for Bonnie G. Cain, 83, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Church of Christ in Wewoka.

Wallace McRay will officiate, and interment will be at Atwood Cemetery.

Cain passed away Tuesday.

She was born Feb. 2, 1914 in Advance, Arkansas to Grace and J.W. Bench.

She was raised in the Wetumka and Hughes County area, and she later moved to the Atwood area.

Cain married Harvey Haskell Cain on Nov. 14, 1932, and he preceded her in death on May 4, 1997.

She had lived in Wewoka for the last 45 years, and she was an active member of the Church of Christ in Wewoka for many years.

Survivors include six children, Hershel Cain of Oklahoma City; Carrol Cain of Harrah; Raymond Cain of Wewoka; Reba Terrell of Cashion; Jane Resler of Minco, and Sheron Hendryx of San Antonio; two sisters, Edith Booze of Okemah and Clara Coffee of Green Acres, Wash.; 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Tony Bagwell, Loane Broadbent, Mathew Cain, Brian Cain, Jimmy Sutton, and John Bender

 

 

april 4, 1997

Charley Alford

WEWOKA ¾ Funeral services for Charley Alford, 85, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Parker’s Chapel.

Rev. B.G. Renfro is scheduled to officiate; burial will follow in Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Alford died Monday in Phoenix, Ariz.

He was born Aug. 22, 1911, in Wewoka, where he lived most of his life.

He was retired from Tinker Air Force Base and Forsee Chevrolet.

Survivors include three daughters, Erma J. Emery, Lawton, Annie A. Taylor, Tempe, Ariz., and Doll B. Bly, Phoenix; three brothers, Wesley Alford, Weleetka, Sylvester Alford, Detroit, Mich., and Romeo Alford, Sapulpa; three sisters, Sunshyne French, Owasso, Violet Patterson, Tulsa, and Wessylyne Simpson, Langston; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

6/4/97

Clora Carolina

Funeral services for Clora D. Carolina, 78, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Scipio Baptist Church in Lima.

Rev. E.G. Bert will officiate, and services are under the direction of Meyers Mortuary.

Carolina died May 31.

She was born Jan. 21, 1919.

She had lived in Sasakwa all of her life.

Survivors include a son, Leon Carolina of Seminole; two sisters, Rena Price of Los Angeles and Roxie Manuel of Oklahoma City; three granddaughters, four step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, 11 step-great-grandchildren, and one step-great-great grandson.

Charles Chadick

Charles Albert Chadick, 79, of Wewoka died on Monday.

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hilltop Freewill Baptist Church in Wewoka. N. R. Smith will officiate.

Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Chadick was born Dec. 21, 1917 in Calvin to Albert D. and Mamie Mae Chadick.

He is survived by his wife Blanche of the home; seven children, Charles Chadick Jr. of Seminole, Judy Bowling of Roland, Bill Chadick of Coppers Cove, Texas, Debbie Canary of Niardic, Ill., Alma O’Neal of Roland, Mamie Gambrell of Pocola and Doris Khoury of Konawa.

Other survivors include two brothers, Jim Chadick of Wewoka and Harold Chadick of Seminole; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Vic Watts, L. D. Tribble, Lloyd Bise, Warren Jones, Carl Barnes, Bennie Wilkerson and Herman Harper.

Ferman

Cheatwood

Memorial services for Ferman Cheatwood, 83, of Seminole, have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church in Seminole.

Drake died Monday in Oklahoma City.

He was born on Dec. 29, 1913, in Paden to C.F. and Z.M.E. (Dawson) Cheatwood.

At the age of eight, he moved to Okemah and attended school

Cheatwood married Frances Stine on Dec. 1, 1933. the couple moved to Oklahoma City in 1935, where they resided for the next 42 years.

He worked in the freight business for 24 years, 20 with Motor Freight Lines.

Cheatwood was an avid bridge player for 45 years and was a Life Master of the game.

In 1981, he married Eva Barry, with whom he traveled extensively.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and served as and elder, clerk of session, treasurer and adult Sunday school teacher.

Cheatwood was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances; parents; brothers, Vernie, Herman and Bernan Cheatwood; and sisters, Viola Mae Hindman and Esther Sweeten.

He is survived by his wife of the home; son, Scott Cheatwood of Oklahoma City; daughter, Carolyn Burkes of Oklahoma City; sister, Mabel Howard of Oklahoma City; and brother, Orman Cheatwood of Edmond; and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials be donated to the First Presbyterian Church.

 

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Nana Choate

Funeral services for Nana Iva (Barrett) Choate, 89, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Rev. Robert Brasier will officiate. Burial will follow in Little Cemetery.

Choate, 89, died Sunday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

She was born March 16, 1907, south of Earlsboro, Indian Territory, to H.A. "Andy" and Agnes Melissa (Rogers) Barrett.

She was a lifelong resident of the Seminole-Earlsboro area and was active in her comunity.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Earlsboro. She was a member of the Tracy Rebekah Lodge for more than 40 years, serving as Noble Grand and in other positions.

She was a also a 30-year member of an extension homemakers club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Arthur Choate on May 20, 1976, and J.C. Hanna on Sept. 1, 1988; two brothers, Robert and Lewell Barrett; and one sister, Audie Barrett.

Survivors include four nieces, Glenda Barrett, Edmond, Nana Cornwell, Waco, Texas, Judy Vanlandingham, Tahlequah, and Terri Watson, Fort Worth; and one nephew, Bob Barrett, Vicksburg, Miss.

Pallbearers will include Steve Copeland, Barrett Vanlandingham, Jimmy Welch, Steve Rasure, Frank Anderson, John Starkey and John York.

 

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Perennial Candidate Billy Joe Clegg Dies

Former Seminole resident, Billy Joe Clegg, died Thursday in Biloxi, Miss.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday for the self-identified perennial candidate.

Clegg, a Baptist minister who had moved to Miss. from Oklahoma in 1989, had checked into the Biloxi Veterans Administration emergency room when he collapsed and went into cardiac arrest, a spokesman said.

He was born with the name of William Joseph Summers in Tulsa in 1928. Tom Clegg, a farm in rural Seminole, adopted Billy Joe.

When Clegg first entered politics in 1971, he quit his job as a worker for Independent Postal Service in Tulsa and hitchhiked to New Hampshire to enter the presidential primary.

Clegg had entered presidential, gubernatorial, and congressional races as a Democratic, Republican and as an independent candidate, even running under his own Loyal U.S.A. Party.

Using the campaign slogan, "Clegg Won’t Pull Your Leg," he had announced in Mississippi last week that he intended to seek the presidency again in the year 2000.

Retired as a tech sergeant after more than 21 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, Clegg was a member of the Bay Vista Baptist Church in Biloxi.

He was president of the Clegg Christian Crusade.

Services will be held Tuesday in the Riemann Memorial Funeral Home in Biloxi with burial at the Biloxi National Cemetery with full military honors.

Survivors are his wife, Betty; a son Joe Darrel Clegg, Arlington, Tex.; and a daughter, Carmen Ruth Arn, Austin, Tex.

 

5/6/97

Robert Clower

Robert L. Clower, 88, died Saturday in Oklahoma City. Burial took place on Monday under the direction of Knight Funeral Home in Maud. Jim Kirkedall officiated the graveside services.

Clower was born Dec. 13, l908 at Vamoosa. He was a lifelong Vamoosa and Maud resident. He moved to Oklahoma City two years preceding his death.

He married Myrhl L. Clower in l930 at Maud.

He was an oilfield pumper and later worked for over 30 years for the Oklahoma State Highway department. He was a member of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a daughter, Janova Dale Clower.

Clower is survived by his son, Jerry Wade Clower of Oklahoma City; a daughter, Cleta K. Brown, of Oklahoma City; two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

5/2/97

Julie Conner

Julie Conner, 79, died at her home in Seminole on Thursday. Services are pending with Swearingen.

 

 

 

 

Julia Conner

Funeral services for Julia Louise Conner, 79, long-time Seminole resident, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Rev. Mike Bentley will officiate. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearing Funeral Home.

Conner died Thursday in her home in Seminole.

She was born July 26, 1917 in Shamrock to C. P. Johnson and Emma (Creason) Johnson.

On Dec. 23, 1938 she married C.B. Conner in Chelsea; he survives her of their home. They moved to Seminole 51 years ago.

Conner was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ at Park and Seminole Streets.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Other survivors include three sons and daughter-in-laws, C. Wayne and Beverly Conner, Bartlett, Tenn., Charles and Linda Conner, Oklahoma City and Bernard G. Conner, Oklahoma City; one daughter Judy and Dave McKinney, Oklahoma City, a sister and brother-in-law, Mozelle and Jim Hall of Seminole; ten grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Charles Wayne Conner, Daniel Rojas, Brandon Conner, Robert Harris, Bradley Conner, and Tyler Conner. Honorary bearers will be Michael Theriot and Hassie Darweesh.

Pattie Conwell

Word was just received that Pattie (Cross) Conwell, 36, former Seminole resident, died on June 10 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas.

Conwell attended high school in Lumberton, Texas. She graduated from Seminole State College and attended East Central University in Ada. She resided and worked at the Omega Alpha Christian Center north of Wewoka.

Survivors included one daughter Tina Renee Conwell and one son, Joseph Michael Conwell both of Arvada, Colo.; two sisters, Linda Waldrop of Lumberton and Marty Cassens of Clear Lake, Texas.

Other survivors included one brother, Carl Hubert of Lake Charles, La., and one maternal grandmother, Martha Blackburn of Vidor, Texas.

At the request of Conwell, memorials can be made to Omega Alpha Christian Center, Rt 2 Box 186, Wewoka, OK. 74884.

 

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5/6/97

Grace Cooper

Grace Jeanette Cooper, 89, of Wewoka died at Mission Hill Hospital in Shawnee.

Graveside services are set for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Cooper was born Aug. 4 , l907 in Ada. She had lived in Wewoka since l942. She was preceded in death by her husband George E. Cooper in l975.

She is survived by two daughters, Deloris Franke of Okmulgee and Doris J. Case of Artesia, N.M.; one son, George E. Cooper Jr., of Wewoka; three sisters, Lena Simpson of Ada, Wilma Whittenbury of Lemont, Ill., and Jerri Wolf of Fresno, Calif.; and one brother, Dempsey Kellum of Konawa.

She is also survived by nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Wonnie Cosar

WEWOKA ¾ Funeral services for Wonnie Cosar, 81, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at his home, three miles north and one and three-quarters miles west of Cromwell.

Dave Bowlegs and Andy Alexander will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mack and Bell family cemetery, two mile west of Cromwell, under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Cosar died Friday at the Wewoka Nursing Center.

He was born Feb. 24, 1916, in Wolf to Lopey and Sophrona (Powell) Cosar.

He worked for the city of Shawnee for a number of years and was a veteran of World War II. He served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include two sons, Andrew Kosaw, Konawa, and Phillip J. Deere, Moore; two daughters, Alice Mack, Cromwell, and Anita Holuby, Oklahoma City; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will include Rodney Starr, Steve Yargee, Sam Harjo Sr., Leon Bell, Isaic Walters and Chebon Walters.

5/1/97

Benny Cothern

Benny Cothern, 81, died Wednesday at home.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Tri-City Christian Center. Marion Hadsell and Leon Haas will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Cothern was born in Mount Hope, Ala., Feb. 4, l916 to Oscar Cothern and Maggie (Boyles) Cothern. He married Tuki Rogers on June 28, 1947 in Corinth, Miss.

He retired from oilfield work in l986; he worked in Oklahoma, Illinois, Colorado and Utah. He also worked for Walt Davis Chevrolet. He served in the U. S. Air Force.

He moved to Seminole nine years ago from California. He was a member of Tri-City Christian Center.

Cothern is survived by his wife, Tuki of the home; two sons, Jack Ryan of Seminole and Billy of Salem, Ill.; and one daughter, Betty Mowry of Decateur, Ill.

Other survivors include a sister, Jessie Kilye of Scotsdale, Ariz., and seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to New Hope Hospice Program of Ada or a favorite charity.

5/6/97

Doris Cox

Word was received today of the death of Doris Darland Cox, who died March 23.

Burial was in Albuquerque, N.M.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. U.V. Darland. She attended Seminole schools and Seminole Junior College.

She moved to Albuquerque in the early 1940s.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Tom Beaver; and one brother, Bill Dan Darland.

She is survived by her husband, R.L. Cox, Albuquerque.

 

Myrtle Cravens

KONAWA - Graveside services for Myrtle Cravens, 81, were held today at Konawa Cemetery. Rev. Mitch Williams officiated. Burial was under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

The life-long Konawa resident died Saturday in Seminole Municipal Hospital.

She was born Dec. 27, 1915 in Madill to Mark and Lou Bracken; both parents preceded her in death.

She was married to Orville Craven on July 6, 1929 in Stratford; he preceded her in death in 1972. One son, Leon, also preceded her in death in 1989.

Survivors include one son, Jim Cravens, Longview, Tex., two brothers, Afton Bracken and Gene Bracken, both of Tishomingo, one sister, Evelyn May, Tishomingo, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

 

4/29/97

Ima Curtis

Ima Jean Thomas Curtis, 77, died at Shawnee Regional Hospital on Monday.

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at Romulus Baptist Church. Darrell Witten and Norman Kiker will officiate. Burial will take place at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Knight Funeral Home in Maud.

Curtis was born in Okmulgee on April 28, l920 to Curtis Peavler and Laura (Hall) Peavler. She moved to the Macomb area as a small child and lived there until 1977 when she moved to Shawnee. She then moved back to the Macomb area three years ago.

She was the owner and operator of Thomas Dairy Ranch. She retired in the early l980s and was employed by Colonial Estates and Sunset Estates care centers.

She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary and attended a non-denominational church.

Curtis was preceded in death by her first husband Leonard Thomas, who died in l975; her parents, three brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by her husband, Harvey Curtis of the home, one son, Gary Thomas of Macomb; one daughter, Mary Jo Hargus of Asher; four stepchildren, Mike Curtis of Rio Linda, Calif.; Robert and Richard Curtis of Sacramento; and Vickie McViar of Carmichael, Calif.

Other survivors include one brother, Joe Peavler of Maud; one sister, Betty Schlehuber of Moore; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Shawnee Hospice, P.O. Box 3194, Shawnee, OK 74802.

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6/20/97

Everett Doren Dobbs

Everett D. Dobbs, 91, died of natural causes on June 17, 1997. Services will be held Monday. In the Chapel of Yanda & Son Funeral Home, 1500 W. Vandament, Yukon. The deceased grandson David Forgety, Seminole, will officiate.

Graveside services will be held at Carney Cemetery at 4 p.m. under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Richard Dobbs of Overland Park, Kan., Stephen Dobbs, San Antonio, Texas, Larry McAdoo, McGregor, Texas, Matt Seward, Oklahoma City, Tim Paxton, Newcastle and Ted McIlwain, Yukon.

Dobbs was born July 10, 1905 near Tyron, in Lincoln County to Amos and Jenny Dobbs.

He married Ada Faye Osborn in Chandler on Dec. 22, 1927. They had three children; his wife preceded him in death on Oct. 28, 1986.

Dobbs was a farmer near Tyron until May of 1939. He moved to Seminole and was a machinist for Eureka Took Company and Mick Tool Company until he retired in 1972.

After retirement he was an avid golfer at the Seminole Public Golf Course and a member of the Church of God in Seminole.

In 1991 he moved to the Baptist Retirement Center in Oklahoma. He was in hospitals and nursing homes for the past 14 months.

Dobbs is survived by his three children, Leon and Virginia Dobbs, McGregor, Texas, Lorna and Max Prewitt, Oklahoma City and Sue Robison, Yukon; eight grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

 

 

5/30/97

Marylee Douthit

Graveside services for Marylee Douthit, 63, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wolf Cemetery. Rev. Robert Millsap will officiate.

Interment is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

She died Thursday in Eufaula.

A Shawnee resident, Douthit had lived most of her life in the Seminole area. She lived in Bowlegs for 26 years before moving to Shawnee.

She was born on June 15, 1933 in Seminole to Theodore "Ted" R. Price and Mary E. (Coggin) Price.

On Sept. 2, 1949, she married Jim Riley Douthit Sr., in Lindsay; he survives her of the home.

Douthit was an income tax preparer and a member of the Victory Tabernacle, Shawnee. She was also a member of the Communications Worker Union, the AFL-CIO Ladies’ Auxiliary and the P.T.A.

Douthit was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Other survivors are two sons, Jim R. Douthit Jr., Oklahoma City, and Steven W. Douthit, Bloomfield, NM; one daughter, Mary Beth Paulk, Shawnee; one brother, Ted Price Jr., Maysville, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Paul Hobia, Eric Douthit, Riley Wade Douthit, Joshua Gandy Douthit, Gene Bellows and James Zientek.

Honorary casket bearers will be Steven Douthit Jr., Rickey Paulk, Dale Douthit, James Douthit, Mike Douthit, and Darrin Shulls.

Jim Downing

Funeral services for Jim Downing, 82, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Roger Brewer will officiate. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Downing died Sunday at Carl Albert Hospital, Ada.

He was born Oct. 2, 1914, in Muskogee, to Benjamin and Josephine (Tucker) Downing. He lived most of his life in Seminole.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945 in Company A 328th Medical Battalion. He was a staff sergeant during World War II.

For 22 years he worked for O.L. Harvey Trucking. He was a lieutenant with Seminole Police Department for 11 years.

He was a member of First Church of God and a lifetime member of American Legion Post 204, where he was past commander.

He married Helen Slay on Oct. 11, 1945, in Ada; she survives him, of the home.

Other survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Mel Osburn, Oklahoma City; four daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Allen George, Oklahoma City, Cecilia and Bill Coker, Debbie and Scott Lewis and Terry and Richard Poulter, all of Seminole; two sisters, Ruby Smith and Bessie Jackson, both of Oklahoma City; and six grandchildren, Greg Osburn, Todd George, Jason Lewis, Jamie Downing, William Coker and Magan Coker.

He was preceded in death by one brother and several sisters.

Pallbearers will include Louis Chase, Oartie Anderson, Denny Evans, Gene Knight, Tom Springer and Todd Vesely.

Members of American Legion Post 204 will serve as honorary casketbearers.

Military graveside rites will be provided by VFW Post 11194 Desert Storm, Konawa; and Oklahoma City Chapter 85 Honor Guard.

 

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4/23/97

Leah Dozier

Leah Noble Dozier, 92, of Seminole died Monday at a Shawnee hospital.

Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Luke’s Baptist Church in Spencer. Kenn West is officiating.

Burial will take place at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Spencer under the direction of Keller Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Dozier was born Jan. 1, l905 in Seminole County Indian Territory to Logan Noble and Susie Mills.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dozier; one son, Billie Island and one brother, Tom Noble.

She was a member of St. Luke’s Baptist Church.

4/24/97

John Driver

John Driver, 76, former Seminole resident, died Wednesday in Kingwood, Texas.

Funeral services are pending with Swearingen Funeral Home.

 

5/22/97

Golda Duty

Funeral services for Golda Leona Duty, 85, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Cooper Funeral Chapel in Tecumseh.

Dwyane Dennis of Central Church of Christ will officiate, and burial will follow in Tecumseh Cemetery.

Duty died Wednesday in Shawnee.

She was born June 1, 1911 in Delta, Colo. to Curt and Lizzie Wells, and she attended Little Public Schools.

On Oct. 7, 1930, she married Frank Duty in Ada. He preceded her in death in May 1985.

She lived most of her life in Seminole, and had lived in Tecumseh since 1964, where she was a homemaker.

She also cooked at Nina’s Cafe in Tecumseh for two years and at Rainbow Cafe in Seminole for 15 years.

She was an active member of the Central Church of Christ in Shawnee.

Duty was preceded in death by four brothers, Elmer, John, Otis, and Harvey Wells, and two sisters, Gertie Grounds and Clara Stidham.

Survivors include two daughters, Nina Baylis of Tecumseh and Betty Ott of Shawnee; two grandsons, and four great-grandchildren.

6/5/97

Ethel Eberle

Funeral services for Ethel Eberle, 84, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sasakwa Church of Christ.

Virgil Romine will officiate, and burial will follow at the Eberle Family Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home in Konawa.

Eberle died Wednesday at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada.

She was born Jan. 29, 1913 in Sasakwa to George and Clemmie Brown.

She married Otto Eberle in May of 1934. He precede her in death in April of 1992.

She worked as an income tax accountant and a seamstress, and she had lived in Sasakwa her entire life, where she was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Claude Eberle of Smithville and Ted Eberle of Konawa; four daughters, Betty Parrett of Bartlesville, Barbara Moon of Sasakwa, Ramona Scott of Ada, and Laveda Head of Marshall, Va.; one sister, Mildred Parks of Santa Rosa, Calif., 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Cliff Eberle, Eddie Parrett, Doug Moon, Mike Scott, Doug Martin, Franky Eberle, and Bryan Eberle.

 

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Dorothy Elliott

Funeral services for Dorothy Marie Peterman Elliott, 74, Maud resident, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hill Top Free Will Baptist Church, Wewoka. Rev. N.R.Smith will officiate.

Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the McLoud Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Elliott died Sunday in her home in Maud.

She was born August 8, 1922, in McLoud to Morris Dee Whittet and Eva May Munson Whittet.

Her first husband, Leonard "Shorty" Peterman, preceded her in death. She is also predeceased by her parents, one brother, Ralph Whittet, one sister, Alice Whittet and two granddaughters, Donna and Tracy Ashlock.

On April 28, 1974, she married Herman L. Elliott in Arizona.

She moved to Maud in 1981 from McLoud. She is a homemaker and a member of the Hill Top Free Will Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Survivors include her husband, Herman L. Elliott of the home, two sons, Leonard Wayne Peterman, McLoud and Herman Elliott, Salida; one daughter Mary Ruth Ashlock, Modesto, Calif., five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Casketbearers will be Hulon Mosley, J. C. Kinard, David Elliott, Tom Whittet, David Whittet and Larry Whittet.

Honorary casketbearers will be Ham Gaines and H. A. Elliott.

6/5/97

Arthur Everhart, Sr.

Funeral services for Arthur William Everhart, Sr., 57, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Pickard Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa.

Bill Howse III will officiate, and burial will follow at the Vamoosa Cemetery.

Everhart died Wednesday at his home in Konawa.

He was born April 26, 1940 in Lincoln, Neb., to Floyd and Edith Everhart.

He married Deanna (Blackwood) Everhart on Aug. 18, 1963.

Everhart had moved to Konawa in 1977 from California, where he worked as a journeyman molder and EMS worker.

He was a member of the New Horizons Fellowship in Wanette.

He is preceded in death by his father and one brother, Richard Everhart.

Survivors include his mother and his wife, of the home; one daughter, Carol Morris of Konawa; one son, Billy Everhart, Jr. of Ada; three brothers, Floyd Everhart Jr. of Konawa, John Everhart of Arizona, and Larry Everhart of California, and two granddaughters.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Morris, Billy Everhart, Jr., Floyd Everhart, Jr., Coy Vanschuyver, Johnny Blackwood, and Johnny Everhart.

 

Christian Factor

Funeral services for Christian S. Factor are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Central Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

Services are under the direction of Stout Funeral Home, and Leon Postoak and Edmond Harjo will officiate.

Interment will follow at Spring Baptist Church Cemetery in Sasakwa.

Factor died Sunday in the Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

He was 13 days old.

Factor was born on May 12, 1997 to Dennis and Vicki Factor.

Survivors include his parents, five brothers, Warren Tebe of Tulsa, John Factor of Bethany, Schuyler Deal of Moore, Dennis Factor, Jr. of Anadarko, and Jesse Factor of Bethany; three sisters, Jamie Factor of Anadarko, Anita Factor of Wewoka, and Dakota Factor of Bethany; maternal grandmother Genevieve Fish of Oklahoma City; paternal great-grandmother Lena Factor of California; maternal great-grandmother Edna Walker of Oklahoma City, and aunts and uncles.

4/17/97

 

Burvle Fowler

Burvle F. Fowler, 84, died Tuesday at his home in East Lansing, MI.

Services are planned for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Fowler lived most of his life in Seminole, except for brief periods in the 60s and l987-l992 when he lived in Nashville, Tenn. He moved to Michigan in l992.

Fowler was born in Alabama on July 22, l912 to Daniel Moody Fowler and Arabelle (Lucas) Fowler.

He married Helen Northam on Aug. 24, l935 near Ada. They were married for 61 years.

He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in East Lansing, MI. He purchased a Texaco Station in Wolf in 1938; he worked in the oil and gas industry until his retirement from Atlantic Richfield (Sinclair) in l977.

Fowler was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Woodrow Fowler and a sister, Margie Elliott.

His survivors include, Helen Northam Fowler of the home, two daughters, Burdeanna Welch of East Lansing, MI., and Sharon Gregg of Nashville, Tenn.

Other survivors include two sisters, Audrey Roberts of Wolf and Minnie Doolen of Midwest City; two brothers, M. D. Fowler of Maud and John Fowler of Oklahoma City, and three grandsons.

 

4/18/97

Burvle Fowler

Burvle F. Fowler, 84, died April 15, l997 at his home in East Lansing, Mich., following an extended illness.

Services are planned for 2 p.m. April 19, 1997 at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

The family will receive visitors at Swearingen Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight.

Fowler was born in Alabama on July 22, l912 to Daniel Moody Fowler and Arabelle (Lucas) Fowler.

He lived most of his life in Seminole, except for living in Tatum, N.M., from 1960-1967; and l987-l992 when he lived in Nashville, Tenn. He moved to Michigan in l992.

He married Helen Northam on Aug. 24, l935 near Ada. They were married for 61 years.

He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in East Lansing, Mich. He purchased a Texaco Station in Wolf in 1938; he worked in the oil and gas industry until his retirement from Atlantic Richfield (Sinclair) in l977.

Fowler was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Woodrow Fowler and a sister, Margie Elliott.

His survivors include his wife, Helen Northam Fowler, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Burdeanna and Alford Welch of East Lansing, Mich.; and Sharon and Robert Gregg of Nashville, Tenn.

Other survivors include two sisters, Audrey Roberts of Wolf and Minnie Doolen of Midwest City; two brothers, M. D. Fowler of Maud and John Fowler of Oklahoma City, and three grandsons, Stephen Welch, Christopher Gregg and Michael Gregg, and a host of relatives and friends.

Fowler’s grandsons, sons-in-law and nephews will serve as casket bearers.

 

 

 

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4-18-97

Betty Gaines

HOLDENVILLE ¾ Graveside services for former Seminole resident Betty Lou Gaines are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Holdenville Cemetery.

Rev. David Cranfield will officiate. Burial will be under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Gaines died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City. She was 58 years old.

She was born Dec. 27, 1938, in Arizona to Ethel (Shields) and Clarence Glover. She was reared in the Holdenville area and attended Holdenville Schools.

She lived in Seminole for about 10 years.

Survivors include two sons, Roger and Ronnie Gaines, both of Holdenville; two daughters, Teresa Alexander, Oklahoma City, and Lisa Rogers, Enid; three brothers, Ronnie Cherry, Holdenville, Wendell Cherry, Chandler, and Clarence "Snookie" Glover, Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Pauline McMullen and Faye Evans, both of Holdenville; nine grandchildren and a special friend, Willie Walton, Holdenville.

Pallbearers will include Bruce Eperley, Mike Mooney, Jerry Nichol, Randy Leader, B.J. Walter and John Avery.

5/1/97

Pearl Gaines

WEWOKA ¾ Funeral services for Pearl Gaines, Wewoka, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Stout Funeral Chapel.

Jim Gillum will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Gaines died Tuesday at Wetumka Hospital. She was 85 years old.

She was born Feb. 1, 1912, in Sasakwa. She was raised in the Sasakwa area, where she lived most of her life. She worked in area nursing homes for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lodus Gaines; by seven brothers, three sisters and five grandchildren.

Survivors include four sons, Odell Gaines, Wewoka, Eddie Gaines, Bowlegs, Jerry Gaines, Wodland, Calif., and Jimmy Gaines, Oklahoma City; four daughters, Doris Spruill, Allen, Margie Dodd and Belva Krause, both of Bowlegs, and Betty Cook, McAlester; 25 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchil-dren and seven great-great-grand-children.

 

6/17/97

Leroy Garrison

Leroy Garrison of Duncan, 82, died on Monday at Duncan Regional Hospital.

Funeral services are set for 9 a.m. Wednesday at Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel in Duncan. Phil Wahl will officiate.

Burial will follow at Ryan Cemetery in Ryan under the direction of Grantham Funeral Home.

Garrison was born Nov. 5, l914 in Ryan to Roy and Buena (Keller) Garrison.

He was a self-employed carpenter for 65 years. He belonged to Duncan Moose Lodge where he had served as governor and had attained the degree of pilgrim. He was a former fire chief of Ryan Volunteer Fire Department and was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Ryan. He was involved in the Boy Scout Program in Ryan.

He is preceded in death by his wife Lucille Beare Garrison, his parents and one daughter, Theresea Harris in l991.

Survivors include a daughter, Sarah Marsh of Seminole; two brothers, O. B. Garrison of Chickasha and Bill Garrison of Altus; and 12 grandchildren.

Members of the Moose Lodge will serve as pall bearers.

Memorials can be made to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 N. E. 13th, Oklahoma City, OK.

 

6/20/97

Billy Gentry

Billy David Gentry, 46, died Wednesday. Services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Konawa School Auditorium. Winston Curtis and Arvle W. Knight will officiate.

Burial will follow at McGee Cemetery under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Gentry was born Feb. 25, l951 in Ft. Hood, Texas to Bobby Jean Pederson and William Dale Gentry.

He married Eston (Winn) Gentry at Stratford on Nov. 7, l970.

He was a managing funeral director for Pickard Funeral Home in Konawa for 28 years.

Gentry was a past member of the Konawa City Council, Konawa School Board for 10 years and also served two terms as president of the board.

He retired from Konawa Fire Department and served as Chief. He was a member of the Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association, BPOE #1640 in Ada and member of Konawa Housing Authority and past president of Lions Clubs of Konawa.

He is survived by his wife of the home, a daughter, Jennifer Matthews of Konawa and two sons, Scott and Steven Gentry.

Other survivors include his parents, Dale and Bobbie Gentry of Stratford, two brothers, Tom Pickard of Stratford, and Tony Gentry of Oklahoma City; one grandson, and a maternal grandmother, Corene Holbrook of Vanoss.

Pallbearers include Don Gallagher, Frank Wilson, John Sharber, Milton Courtney, Gary McKnight and Pat Hughes.

Honorary pallbearers are Boyd Perry, Jerry Townley, Tom Farus, Bill Burton, Jerry Surber, Gene Niles, Gary Doner and Roger Harrod.

5/8/97

 

Benjamin Gordon

Benjamin Gordon of Wewoka, 64, died in Oklahoma City on Saturday. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Prairie Spring Baptist Church in Castle.

Interment will take place at Church Cemetery in Castle under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Gordon was born on Feb. 10, l933 in Okemah. He was raised in Okemah. He attended high school in Phoenix, Ariz. He served in the U. S. Army from l952-l955. He lived in Colorado for 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and one sister.

Gordon is survived by his wife Pearl Gordon; one son, Anthony Gordon of Oklahoma City; four step-children, Dana Gittens, Wendy Newsom and Bianca Hudson of Denver and Lanardo Gittens of Pomona, Calif.

Other survivors include three sisters, Emma Gordon and Dorothy Carolina of Oklahoma City; and Dollie Carolina of Wewoka; and seven grandchildren

His nephews will serve as pallbearers and his nieces as flower bearers.

april 2, 1997

Bennie Grace

CROMWELL ¾ Funeral services for Bennie Grace, 71, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church.

James E. Wigington will officiate. Burial will follow in Sand Creek Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Grace died Tuesday at Shawnee Regional Hospital.

He was born June 22, 1925, in Bearden, where he was also reared. He lived in Texas and Missouri before settling in Cromwell in 1967.

He married Eva Lee Morris on Nov. 8, 1944; she survives him, of the home.

Other survivors include one son, Tommy Grace, Haddam, Kans.; two sisters, Dean Sikes and Ethel Watson, both of Viburnum, Mo.; and seven grandchildren

He was preceded in death by one son, Johnny Grace, on Dec. 5, 1993.

 

 

6/13/97

Edith Townsend Greenlee

Funeral services for Edith Townsend Greenlee, 88, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Pickard Funeral Home.

Richard Winters officiated, and burial followed at Vista Cemetery.

Greenlee died Saturday at Valley View Regional Hospital.

She was born Oct. 31, 1908 in Konawa to Everett and Vertie Townsend.

She married Estal Greenlee, and he preceded her in death in 1993.

She was a homemaker and lived in the Konawa area all of her life.

Survivors include two brothers, Benton Townsend of Oklahoma City and Gene Townsend of Lindsay, and one sister, Margaret Allen of Lubbock, Tex.

6/8/97

Thelma Haddan

The death of local educator, Thelma M. Haddan former Seminole teacher, was just recently announced by her daughter; Haddan died in Westminster, Calif., on May 25.

Haddan was a native Oklahoman who taught at Roosevelt School during her residency.

She received a bachelor’s degree from Durant and her graduate degrees from the University of Oklahoma.

After leaving Seminole, Haddan taught the college in Chickasha and later served as assistant dean of students at the University of Oklahoma.

She is survived by her daughter, Merrell Ann Haddan of Westminster who related, "[Thelma Haddan] always remembered her students in Seminole as some of the best in the state. She was pleased to have been able to work with many of them again when they attended college in Norman."

 

 

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5/14/97

William Haley

William Loyd Haley, 60, died Tuesday in Seminole. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Basil Keenan will officiate.

Burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

A Rosary will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Haley was born Aug. 28, 1936 in Harpster, Ohio, to John David Haley and Irene Bradshaw Haley. He married Sharon Kinsey on March 17, l973.

He was retired from the US Navy Mobile Construction Battalion #1 in Port Hueneme, Calif., in l985. He moved to Seminole in l990.

He is a member of Masonic Lodge of Salem, Ohio.

Haley was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Johnney Haley.

He is survived by his wife of the home; three sons and daughter-in- law, Ken and Francine Haley, William J. Haley of the home and William C. Haley; three daughters, Mary Beth Haley of the home, Cindy Haley and Sue Ann Haley of Marion, Calif.

Other survivors include five brothers, Bob Haley of Wilmington, N.C.; Gary Haley of Austin, Texas; Doug Haley of Marion, Ohio; Pat Haley of Virginia Beach, Va.; Jim Haley of Shelby, Ohio; one sister, Doretta O’Hara of Marion, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Kenneth Haley II, Alicia Haley and Emmanvelle Haley.

Casket bearers are Martin Anthony, Ken Haley (son), Bill J. Haley (son), Soney J. Kiser, Kenneth "Mickey" Haley (grandson) and Aaron Willoughby.

Honorary bearers are Thomas Willoughby and Paige Moore.

 

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4/24/97

Frances Haney

Frances Bessie Haney, 79, died Wednesday at her home in Seminole.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Hitchitee Methodist Church. Mike Harjo and Don Jones will officiate. Burial will take place at Hitchitee Church cemetery in Seminole under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

A wake service is set for 6 p.m. Friday night at the church. She will be moved to her home Thursday morning and transferred to the church on Friday morning.

Haney was born Feb. 18, 1918 to Evan Jim and Germaine (Phillips) Jim in Atoka. She was a full-blood Mississippi-Choctaw of the Bear Clan.

She moved to Seminole in l946 from Bentley. She married Vernon Haney Feb. 21, l949 at the Hitchitee Methodist Church in Seminole. She was a homemaker.

Haney was self-taught and could speak fluent Choctaw, Seminole and English languages. Her hobbies were quilting, gardening and crossword puzzles.

She was a member of Hitchitee Methodist Church and United Indian Methodist Conference. She taught Sunday School classes and loved gospel singing. She served as church pianist for many years.

She is survived by four sons, Aaron Dixon of Okemah, Evan, David and Joseph Haney of Seminole and one daughter, Eomi Harjo of Okmulgee.

Haney is also survived by one brother, Charles Simpson of McAlester; and one sister, Pearl Reese of Kiowa; and 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are David, Evan, Joseph, Daniel, and Sandy Haney; Victor Harjo. Honorary bearers are Charles W. Harjo, Norman Haney, Sr., Norman Haney, Jr., Michael Haney, Willie and Emmitt Jim and Joe Perkins.

 

5/29/97

Jessie Hart

Funeral services for Jessie Mildred Hart, 92, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ in Little.

Burial will follow in the Little Cemetery, and services are under the direction of Parks Funeral Home.

Hart died Wednesday in Shawnee.

She was born Dec. 19, 1904 in Hunt County, Texas to John and Madge McKelvey.

She graduated from East Central University and taught at Henryetta, Okfuskee and Prairie Valley Schools until she retired.

She was a teacher for 35 years.

She married Elza A. Hart in Henryetta on Dec. 1, 1933. He preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 1959.

Hart had made her home in Seminole County for the last 41 years, and she was a member of the Church of Christ at Little.

Hart is preceded in death by her son, John Hart in 1969, one sister, and one brother.

Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Finke of Seminole; a brother, John McKelvey of Newton, Kan.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Allen Hensley

WEWOKA - Funeral services for Allen Dewayne (Bud) Hensley, 61, a Wewoka native, will held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Charles Clary will officiate.

Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Hensley died Wednesday.

He was born on Jan 13, 1936, in Wewoka.

Hensley lived in Arlington, Texas, for the past 20 years. He was self-employed as an environemntal plant maintenance contractor.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Melvin Hensley.

Hensley is survived by his mother, Gladys Crawford of Wewoka; daughters, Rhonda Self of Mansfield, Texas and Shawnette Hensley of Holdenville; brothers, Jack Hensley of Yoakum, Texas, and Jerry Hensley of Wewoka; and three grandchildren.

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Services for Allen Dewayne (Bud) Hensley are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka. Interment will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

The time for services was inaccurate in Hensley’s Thursday obituary. The Producer regrets the error.

 

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4/23/97

Edward

Herber

Edward Herber, 85, died April 19 in Tyler, Texas. Funeral services were held in Tyler on Monday for the former Seminole resident.

Graveside services were conducted by Linda O’Neal; burial was under the direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home in Tyler.

Herber was born Oct. 25, l911 in Lipscomb, Texas. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He moved to Tyler in l971; prior to that he owned a service station in Seminole.

He was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include his wife, Nellie Herber of the home; son, Edward Fred Herber Jr. of Seminole; daughters, Joyce Rogers, Norman, Shirley Williams, Whitehouse, and Annette Denise James of Tyler; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers were Gene Williams, David James, Jesse Williams, Donald Rudd, James Persons and James Emerick.

Tony Hill

Tony Hill, 83, Tribal Town Chief of Greenleaf Ceremonial Grounds, died recently.

Memorial services are set for 7 p.m. tonight at Robert Simmons Funeral Home in Henryetta.

Wake services will take place at Quarsarty Church south of Cromwell at 7 p.m.

The funeral will take place at Quarsarty Church Friday at 2 p.m.

 

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June 11, 1997

Lou Hill

Funeral services for Lou Hill, 61, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Larry Chesser will officiate, and burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Hill died Wednesday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

She was born Feb. 22, 1936 in Gonzales, Texas to Tony and Maria Juarez.

She married Davis Hill in 1961. He survives her of the home.

They moved to Seminole County from Deer Park, Texas, ten years ago.

She was a member of the Gleaners Holiness Church in Wewoka.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; one daughter, Gloria Ann Herrera; one stepson, Ray Hill; three brothers, Jesse, Tony, and B.J. Juarez, and four sisters, Christine Juarez, Janie Castillo, Susie Diaz, and Dora Nicar.

Pallbearers will be Darrel Phillips, Dean Walker, Loyd Cross, and Stephen Chesser.

 

 

6//10/97

Jack Hilton

Robert Jack Hilton of Wewoka, 62, died Saturday in Norman. Local arrangements are under the direction of Primrose Funeral Service; services will be held at a later date in Riley, Kan.

Hilton was born Dec.3, l934 to Aubrey and Lillian Hilton in Manhattan, Kan. He graduated from Keats High School in Keats, Kan. He married Tharon Davis on Aug. 25, l958 in Keats.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 3260, 143, and Elks Lodge. He served in the U. S. Army for two years and was of the Methodist faith. He was retired from the civil service.

Hilton is survived by his wife of the home; two sons, Paul A. Hilton of Wewoka and Jeffrey Hilton of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sisters, Myrna Kennedy of Haysville, Kan., and Idamae Gillmore of Lexina, Kan.; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Jack A. Hilton, and one grandson.

Donations or memorials may be made to Robert C. Spain 500 E. Robinson in Norman, OK. 73071

Marguerite

Horne

Former Wewoka resident Marguerite Horne, 74, died at her home in Monarch Bay, Calif., on April 23. She is the sister of AnnLet Moore of Wewoka.

Horne was born in Wewoka on April 19, 1923 to C. Dale Wolfe a local attorney.

She graduated from Wewoka High School and attended the University of Oklahoma.

She married John L. Horne in l946 in Wewoka and moved to California.

She is survived by three sons and one daughter who live in California.

Funeral services are pending in California.

Marcell Carol Horn

Funeral services for long time Seminole resident, Marcell Carol Horn, 40, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tri-City Christian Center. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate.

Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

She died Wednesday at Seminole Memorial Hospital.

Horn was born April 4, 1957 in Tulsa to Loyal Victor Roe and Imogene (Miller) Roe.

On Nov. 9, 1979, she married Jerry L. Horn, in Seminole. He preceded her in death on May 4, 1986.

She graduated from McLain High School in Tulsa. She moved to Seminole from Tulsa 18 years ago.

Horn worked as a bus driver for Seminole Public Schools and at Safeway (Homeland) for 13 years. She was also a self-employed horse trainer.

She was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and was affiliated with several rodeo clubs. She was a prominent barrel racer.

Survivors include her mother, Imogene Roe, and daughter, Lisa Lynn Horn, both of Seminole; two brothers, Glen Dale Roe, Lebanon, Tenn. and Alton Roe, Sperry; and six sisters, Jeanetta Miller, Ada, Regina Wells, Birchwood, Tenn., Donetta Kemper, Beggs, Teresa Riley, Tulsa, Lisa Towry, Broken Arrow and Deborah Johnson, Owasso.

 

Ollie Howell

Graveside services were held Wednesday for Ollie Belle Howell, 87, former resident of the Wolf and Konawa area.

She died last Sunday at Geary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Howell, in 1964 and one granddaughter, Pamela Howell. Survivors are four children, nine grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

 

Alfred Hudson

Alfred B. Hudson, 71, died Thursday at Mission Hill Hospital.

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Assembly of God Church in Konawa. Mitch Williams will officiate. Burial will follow at Dora Cemetery under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Hudson was born Jan. 14, l926 in Konawa to Joseph O. Hudson and Helen Bell.

He married Audrey Ralston on May 5, 1960 in Tijuana, Mexico.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Hudson was a retired Safeway truck driver. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church of Konawa.

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

Survivors include three daughters, Lola Sue Ray, Ada; Sandra Kaye Rain, Newalla; June Chapman, Blanchard; four brothers, Afton, Eunice, N. J.; Cleo, Nicoma, Texas; Charles, Maud and Tommy Hudson of Sasakwa.

Other survivors include two sisters, Vera Doran an June Morgan of Konawa; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Faron Morgan, Dennis Hudson, Kerry Hudson, Frankie Hudson, Mike Hudson, Roy Hicks, Bobby Hudson, Charles Wade Hudson and honorary bearer, Tommy Sexton.

4/11/97

Harold Jackson

DEL CITY - Funeral services for Harold Eugene jackson,70, native of Earlsboro, were held at 10 a.m. today at First Southern Baptist Church.

Burial followed at Arlington Memorial Gardens under the direction of Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home.

Jackson died Tuesday.

He was born on July 8, 1926 in Earlsboro to Silas and Elaine (Chesser) Jackson.

Jackson was retired from the U.S. Air Force and Honeywell, Inc. He was also a member of First Southern Baptist Church and was an avid golfer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia, on February 3.

Jackson is survived by son Stephen Mark Jackson of Oklahoma City; daughters Connie Ruth Denton of Granit, and Kelley Hemphill of Del City; brothers Kenneth Jackson of Tecumseh and Phillip Jackson of Shawnee; sisters, Betty Maston of Shawnee, Carolyn McSperritt of Tecumseh, Vera Smith of Fairfield, Calif., Darlene Wright of Wichita Falls, Texas; and eight grandchildren.

 

 

 

Funeral services for Cora Lena, 92, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. George Jesse will officiate.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka, under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

The lifelong area resident died Wednesday in Wewoka Nursing Home.

Lena was born Oct. 4, 1904, in Sasakwa.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Lillie Lena, and four children, Mike Harjo, Newman Lena, Tony Kilcrease and Sue Johnson, and one grandson, Leroy burns.

Survivors include ten children Roman Kilcrease, Floyd Kilcrease, both of Ada, John Kilcrease, Freddie Lena, both of Wewoka, Lucy Franks, Sasakea, Sammy Kilcrease, Seminole, Rex Kilcrease, Stroug, Walter Lena, Seminole, Eula Robinson, Holdenville and Mable Ward, Seminole; 49 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

 

7/29/97

Jesse Johnson Jr.

Jesse James Johnson Jr., 51, died at his home in Seminole on Sunday. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate.

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Johnson was born Oct. 16, 1945 at Pasadena, Calif., to Jesse James Johnson Sr. and June Oretha (Sullivan) Johnson.

He married Penny Jean Taylor on July 11, l993 in Seminole.

Johnson served in the U. S. Army achieving the rank of sergeant; he was a self-employed roofer. He moved to Seminole 15 years ago from Porterville, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his wife of the home, his mother, two sons, Kris A. Johnson of Bowlegs and Kevin J. Johnson of Shawnee; two daughters, Kara Anna Marie Johnson of Porterville and Tonya Laynette Johnson of Florida.

Other survivors include two stepchildren, Amanda Dawn Simpson and Ricky Clayton Simpson both of the home; one brother, Billy Ray Johnson of Seminole and six grandchildren.

Casket bearers are David Taylor, Butch Taylor, Lonnie Goodnight, Kris Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Gene Renfro.

 

5/9/97

Rachel Kimery

Funeral services for Rachel Kimery, 80, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Little Church of Christ with John Henley officiating.

Interment will follow at the Little Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home of Prague

Kimery died Thursday in Okemah.

She was born on Dec. 16, 1916 in Okemah to Grady and Ruby McDaniel. She grew up in the Little Community and graduated from Prairie Valley High School.

She married Gerald Reynolds who preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1971.

In August of 1973, she married Clifford Kimery and in 1990, they moved to Prague; he survives her of the home.

Kimery was a member of the Church of Christ at Little and worked at the First Methodist Church Day Care Center in Seminole.

Other survivors are a brother Hershel McDaniel, Little, and a step-son Steve Kimery.

 

 

 

Betty King

Funeral services for Betty (Pointer) King, 68, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Noma Mansell and Rev. Danny Fisher will officiate.

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

The longtime Seminole resident died Tuesday in Seminole Municipal Hospital.

King was born Sept. 10, 1928 in Holdenville to Lizzie Allen "L.A." Pointer and Demma (Stephens) Pointer.

She was married on Nov. 4, 1945 to Wayne King Jr. in Seminole County. He survives her of the home in Norman.

King retired from teaching school in 1988. She taught at Earlsboro school and taught special education for 12 years. She was a member of Emmanuel Fellowship.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Other survivors include two sons, Wayne King III, Midwest City, Tim King, Purcell, four brothers, Bob Pointer, Seminole, Bill Pointer, Enid, Phillip Pointer, Ada and Don Pointer, Chicago, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

4-1-97

William Lackey

EL RENO - Funeral services for William D. Lackey, 72, formerly of Seminole, were held at 11 a.m. on March 29 at Bible Baptist Church. Rev. Steven Ostten officiated.

Burial followed at El Reno Cemetery with Military Honors under the direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home.

Lackey died March 26 at his home in El Reno.

He was born on June 14, 1924, in Oklahoma City.

Lackey grew up and attended school in Seminole. During World War II, he served in the 513 Parachute Division of the 17th Airborne Division and as a prisioner of war in Germany. He was later awarded the Bronze star and the Purple Heart.

He was a member of VFW Post 382, the Telephone Pioneers of America, and the AARP.

Lackey is survived by his wife, Louise, of the home; daughters, Linday Kay Carpenter of Yukon and Sandra Krittenbrink of Okarche; brother, Jim Lackey of Houma, La.; sisters, Juanita Renton of Seminole, Erma Jean Sheppard of Enterprise, Ala., and Leota Mears of Tulsa; and five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The family requests memorials be donated to Russell-Murray Hospice of El Reno.

 

5/27/97

Bessie Landrum

Bessie Lee Landrum, 95, died on Monday in Seminole.

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Paden Holiness Church, Wayne Ray will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Paden Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home of Prague.

Landrum was born in Indian Territory on March 13. l902 to William and Leota (Cheatwood) Dawson. She was a life long resident of Okfuskee County. She and Elmer Huston Landrum were married on June 2, l918. He preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1960. She was a member of Paden Holiness Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Audrey Addington.

Survivors include four sons, Elmer Landrum of Seminole, Jack Landrum of Cromwell, Joyce Kenneth Landrum of Okemah, and Don Landrum of Shawnee; four daughters, Odrey Muncy of Oklahoma City, JoAnn Redage of Covington, La.; Doretha Lowery of Seminole and Syble Berry of Oklahoma City.

She was survived by 25 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

April 8, 1997

 

Robert
Langdon

Funeral services for Robert Lee Langdon, 77, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Roy Robertson Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Langdon died Sunday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

He was born April 2, 1920, in Quay to Calvin and Ruth (Looney) Langdon. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces from 1942-46.

Langdon moved to Seminole from California 25 years ago. He was retired from Seminole Lumber.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Wanda Jordan Paty.

Survivors include three brothers, C.J. and Donny Langdon, both of California, and Charles Langdon, Arkansas; two sisters, Ruby Morris, Duncan, and Dorothy Baker, California.

Casketbearers will include Cevin and Monte Holland, Lance Jordan, Erick Hilton, David Colvin and Raymond Langdon.

Honorary bearers will include Jerold Hill and E.J. Paty.

6/10/97

Sarah Langston

Sarah Z. Langston, 96, died on Saturday. Funeral services were held today at 10 a.m. at Stufflebean Funeral Home Chapel in Pauls Valley. Dr. Joe Elam officiated.

Burial took place at Blackburn Chapel Cemetery near Shawnee.

Langston was born on Feb. 14, l901 in Yell County, Ark. She married William F. Langston on Sept. 19, 1925 in Arkansas.

She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church.

Langston had lived in Pauls Valley since l955.

She is survived by three children, Frances Adams of Nashville, Tenn., William P. Langston of Bartleswille and Phillip W. Langston of Shawnee.

Langston was preceded in death by her parents; and by her husband, William F. Langston on Feb. 22, l979. Memorials were requested in writing by Langston to be made to the First Baptist Church or to Child Care.

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David Lehman

David Phillip "Dutch" Lehman, 82, of Konawa, died at Shawnee Regional Hospital on Monday.

A Rosary is set for 7 p.m. tonight at Pickard Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral Mass is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Justin Jones will officiate.

Burial will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Lehman was born July 29, 1914 at Sacred Heart to David Lehman and Anna Diester Lehman. He grew up in Konawa but moved to California in l948. He returned to Konawa in l988.

He married Georgia Crouch in Bakersfield, Calif., Feb. 26, l988.

Lehman was a member of VFW and serviced in the U.S. Army in World War II. He was a retired machinist for Northrop Aircraft Corp.

He is survived by his wife, one stepdaughter, Lynn Wells of Moore; two stepsons, Bill Dodd of Tulsa, and Jack Dodd of Greenville, Tenn., and one brother, Bill Lehman of Konawa.

Pall bearers will be Emmit McCraw, Robert McCraw, Dean McCraw, Tom Lehman, Bob Lehman and Darrell Kurstersteffen.

 

 

5/6/97

Guye

Lemmings

Guye G. Lemmings, 77, died on Saturday at Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole.

Graveside services were held 2 p.m. today at Little Cemetery. Burial was under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home. Bill Burns officiated.

Lemmings was born May 1, l920 in Seminole to Thomas Gaines Lemmings and Ezra V. Wilson Lemmings. He married India B. Stratton on Oct. 26, l940; she preceded him in death in March l984.

He was a lifelong resident of Seminole. He worked for Halls House Moving until l967 when he retired. He was a master sergeant in the U.S. Army and Air Force. He was a member of Twin Oak Baptist Church and the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Morris, Roy, Clifford and Leon; one sister, Opal and a granddaughter, Julia Waterman.

Survivors include a son, Wendell Lemmings of Wewoka and one daughter, June Houck of Seminole; two sisters, Sunshine Malone of Lindsay and Velma McCants of Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

Cora Lena

Funeral services for Cora Lena, 92, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. George Jesse will officiate.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka, under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

The lifelong area resident died Wednesday in Wewoka Nursing Home.

Lena was born Oct. 4, 1904, in Sasakwa.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Lillie Lena, and four children, Mike Harjo, Newman Lena, Tony Kilcrease and Sue Johnson, and one grandson, Leroy burns.

Survivors include ten children Roman Kilcrease, Floyd Kilcrease, both of Ada, John Kilcrease, Freddie Lena, both of Wewoka, Lucy Franks, Sasakea, Sammy Kilcrease, Seminole, Rex Kilcrease, Stroug, Walter Lena, Seminole, Eula Robinson, Holdenville and Mable Ward, Seminole; 49 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

 

6/1/97

Lester Little

 

Funeral services for Lester Leo Little, 68, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Assembly of God in Little.

Orval Kendrick will officiate, and burial will follow at the Little Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Parks Funeral Home in Prague.

Little died Friday in Seminole.

He was born April 17, 1929 to Leo and Vina Little.

He was a resident of Seminole all of his life, and he worked as a truck driver.

He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Little.

He was preceded in death by his father and three sons, Mitchell and Kelly Little and an infant son.

Survivors include his mother and eight sons, Clarence of Lemoore, Calif., Larry, J.C., Buddy, and Cory of Shawnee, Michael and Kevin of Seminole, and Jeffrey of Hominy; three brothers, Frank Little of Seminole, Eddie Little of Shawnee, and Keith Little of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Loretta Snow of Weatherford, Wanda Hollenbeck of Seminole, and Judy O'Neal of Harrah, and four grandchildren.

 

 

6/1/97

Lester Little

Funeral services for Lester Leo Little, 68, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Assembly of God in Little.

Orval Kendrick will officiate, and burial will follow at the Little Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Parks Funeral Home in Prague.

Little died Friday in Seminole.

He was born April 17, 1929 to Leo and Vina Little.

He was a resident of Seminole all of his life, and he worked as a truck driver.

He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Little.

He was preceded in death by his father and three sons, Mitchell and Kelly Little and an infant son.

Survivors include his mother and eight sons, Clarence of Lemoore, Calif., Larry, J.C., Buddy, and Cory of Shawnee, Michael and Kevin of Seminole, and Jeffrey of Hominy; three brothers, Frank Little of Seminole, Eddie Little of Shawnee, and Keith Little of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Loretta Snow of Weatherford, Wanda Hollenbeck of Seminole, and Judy O'Neal of Harrah, and four grandchildren.

April 8, 1997

Ruby Lucas

Ruby Loraine Lucas, 71, died on Saturday at the Wewoka Nursing Center.

Graveside services are scheduled for Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery. Meredith Robinson will officiate.

Lucas was born July 6, l925 in Pratt, Kan. She lived in Wewoka for 35 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Loretta Kaye Bishop of Hemett, Calif.; three sons, Larry Eugene Lucas and Terrell Wayne Lucas of Seminole and Erik Ian Lucas of Wewoka.

She is also survived by Katherine Johnson of Portogeville, Kan.; one brother, Clyde Armstrong of Pratt, Kan., and six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

April 3, 1997

 

Bobbie Martin

Funeral services for Bobbie Jean Martin, mother of Wewoka resident Jim Bob Martin, were scheduled for today in Odessa, Texas.

Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.

Martin died Tuesday at Medical Center Hospital, Odessa. She was 61 years old

She was born July 12, 1935, in Odessa. She graduated frm Odessa High School in 1953, and from Abilene Christian University in 1957.

She taught at Odessa Christian School for 25 years and was a member of the Sixth and Jackson Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her father, Barmon Keel "Slim" Wineberg.

Other survivors include her mother, Cleta Lillian Wineberg, Odessa; one daughter, Jamie Lynn Martin, Poteau; and three grandchildren.

 

6/3/97

Toney Martin

Funeral services for Toney Martin, 73, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Interment will follow at Many Spring Church Cemetery in Holdenville.

Houston Tiger and George Jesse will officiate.

Martin died Saturday at his home in Wewoka.

He was born Nov. 16, 1924 to Samuel and Mary Martin in Holdenville.

He was a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean War, where he acted as corporal.

He had lived in the Wewoka area since 1982 and was a member of Many Spring Baptist Church.

Martin was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers, and one sister.

Survivors include seven children, Lloyd Martin of Denver, Robert Martin of Ponca City, Janie Hand of Oklahoma City, Mary Yearby of Overbrook, Scott Martin and Toni Greg of Wewoka, and Tamara Martin of Shawnee; two step-sons, Ronald and John Melton of Seminole; 25 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

April 8, 1997

Colleen
McGehee

Funeral services for Colleen (Rowe) McGehee, 67, were scheduled for today at the Church of Christ at Little.

Rusty Dawson officiated; burial followed in Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

McGehee died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City.

She was born July 22, 1929, in Seminole County to R.D. and Lucille Mae (Oliver) Rowe. She lived in Borger, Texas, for 15 years before moving to Seminole, where she spent the rest of her life.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

She married Tommy McGehee on July 22, 1950, in Seminole County; he survives her, of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, David McGehee, Tuttle, and Danny McGehee, Oklahoma City; one brother, Ted Towe, Yellville, Ark.; three sisters, Clois Wickell, Fulton, Mo., Eldine Hatchett, Oklahoma City, and Jean Humphreys, Texas; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

5/6/97

 

 

Alta June

Merryfield

Funeral services for Alta June Merryfield, 77, long time Seminole resident, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Mike Bentley will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Merryfield died Saturday in her home in Seminole.

She was born March 10, 1920, in York, Neb., to Fred Scamehorn and DeWella Marie (Derr) Scamehorn.

She married W.C. "Bill" Merryfield on Nov. 26, 1939 in Long Beach, Calif. He preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 1996.

Merryfield was a homemaker and worked at Park’s Drug in Seminole for ten years.

She was a member of the Church of Christ at Park and Seminole and a member of Brothers Keepers Group Two at the church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two sisters, Virginia Caffey and Darlene Scamehorn.

Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Chapman, Oklahoma City, and Ann Anderson, Albuquerque, N. Mex.; one brother, Denver "Bunny" Scamehorn, York, Neb., four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Gordon Melson, Frank Seay, Bill Hicks, Cecil Sullivan, James Vanlandingham and Alvin Yoesel.

Honorary casket bearers will be Jim Post, Joe Tracy, John Johnson, Phillip Parks, Jack Arthur and Bill Kepler.

 

Merryfield

4/6/97

Leola Miles

Leola Irene Miles, died March 27, in Sherman, Texas. Services were held on March 29 at Waldo Funeral Home Chapel in Sherman.

Gaither Day of Key Memorial Methodist Church officiated.

Miles was born Sept. 24, 1921 in Poteau. She and her husband Bill Miles lived in Seminole for many years before moving to Sherman.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1995. He was employed by Hough Machine Shop. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her sons, Bill Miles of Oklahoma City, Mike Mlies of Ft. Worth, Texas; and her daughters Mary DeRouse of Jacksonville, Ark., Elizabeth Spencer of Rockwell, Texas, Nancy Miller of Sherman, Texas. She is survived by her brother, Tommy Cummings of Tecumseh and four grandsons.

 

 

Funeral services for Cora Lena, 92, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. George Jesse will officiate.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka, under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

The lifelong area resident died Wednesday in Wewoka Nursing Home.

Lena was born Oct. 4, 1904, in Sasakwa.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Lillie Lena, and four children, Mike Harjo, Newman Lena, Tony Kilcrease and Sue Johnson, and one grandson, Leroy burns.

Survivors include ten children Roman Kilcrease, Floyd Kilcrease, both of Ada, John Kilcrease, Freddie Lena, both of Wewoka, Lucy Franks, Sasakea, Sammy Kilcrease, Seminole, Rex Kilcrease, Stroug, Walter Lena, Seminole, Eula Robinson, Holdenville and Mable Ward, Seminole; 49 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

 

6/10/97

Annlet Moore

Funeral services for Annlet Moore are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Wewoka. Wayne Parker will officiate.

Interment will take place at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Moore, a life long resident of Wewoka, died on June 10.

She was the daughter of C. Dale Wolfe, a Wewoka attorney. She graduated from Wewoka High School and the University of Oklahoma.

Moore was active supporter of the Wewoka Public Library and the Seminole Nation Museum. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, P.E.O. Chapter BZ, Atheneum Study Club, Jonquil Garden Club, and the Wewoka Cemetery Committee.

She is survived by her husband, Tom of the home; three daughters, Ann of Florida, Tish of Michigan and Susan of Dallas.

Other survivors include six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Seminole Nation Museum or the Wewoka Public Library.

6/3/97

Michael Murphy

Graveside services for Michael Joe Murphy, 40, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Services are under the direction of Stout Funeral Home in Wewoka, and Rev. Mark Cordrey will officiate.

Murphy died Sunday in Enid.

He was born Nov. 5, 1956 in Oklahoma City.

Survivors include his mother, JoAnn Murphy of Midwest City; one brother, Johnny Ray Murphy of Woodland Park, Colo.; one sister, Vicki Lee Moorer of Midwest City; and a maternal grandmother, Lee Hisaw of Midwest City.

7/29/97

Clyde Nero

Clyde Nero, 73, died on Monday at Wewoka Nursing Center. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Pickard Chapel in Konawa. Rev. Bryant Jess will officiate. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

A wake service is set for Thursday from 6-7 p.m. at Pickard Chapel.

Nero was born May 18, 1924 in Bowlegs to Willsie Nero and Lucinda (Bowlegs) Nero.

He was a World War II veteran. He was a mechanic by occupation and lived most of his life in Konawa.

He is survived by three brothers, Dorsey Nero of Seminole, Joseph Cully of Konawa and Johnny Wilson of Kadoka, S.D.

Casket bearers include Rex Cully, Lance Cully, Billy Merrill, Mark Porter, Raymond Harjo and Roy Cosar.

Honorary bearers are Ben Tiger, Phillip Loon, Louis Wise, Don Palmer and George Bunny, all classmates while Nero attended Euchee Boarding School in Sapulpa.

 

Nero

4-5-97

Dorothy Newlin

WEWOKA - Private services are being planned for Dorothy Miller Newlin, 82, of Wewoka.

Newlin died Friday at her home.

She was born in a farm home near Blanchard to Myrtle Tidwell and Robert Foster.

Newlin attended the University of Oklahoma, where she competed as a varsity athlete in swimming, rifle and equestrian events.

She was married in 1936 to the late Tuskhoma Brown (Mutt) Miller, and later married Stewart Newlin.

She lived in Wewoka for the past 37 years and was involved in AAUW, the Hyacinth Garden Club, Boy Scouts and Teen Town activities.

Newlin is survived by her husband of the home; sons, Dr. Robert Foster Miller of Davean, and David Mark Miller of Bisbee, Ariz.; sisters, Lois Miller of Los Angeles, and Wanda Schwilling of Carson, N.M.; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

The family request memorials be made to a fund established in her name at the Seminole Nation Museum in Wewoka.

 

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5/6/97

James

Newman Sr.

James Edward Newman Sr., 71, died on Saturday in Oklahoma City at Presbyterian Hospital.

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Wewoka. Dan Anderson and Don Smith will officiate. Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Newman was born March 31, l926 in Wewoka to Havis and Opal Newman. He was raised in Wewoka and graduated from high school in California. He married Pauline Langwell on March 11, l950 in Wewoka. He owned and operated Jim Newman Construction Company and retired in 1991.

After his retirement he moved to the east coast to be near his children and worked as a supervisor for Ansco Construction. He retired again in l993 and returned to his home in Seminole. He was a deacon in the First Baptist Church of Wewoka.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jerry Williams.

Survivors include his wife of the home; two daughters, Linda Lunsford and Glenda Robertson; one son, Jimmy Jr.; two sisters, Barbara Orsburn and Bertha Sanders; one brother, Bob Newman, Sr.; one step-brother, Frank Williams; one step-sister, Jerri Williams; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

5/9/97

Audrey Michelle Orr

Funeral services for Audrey Michelle Orr, 2 months old, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sand Creek Eufaula Church in Wewoka. Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Sandy Harjo will officiate.

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

Orr died Tuesday in her home in Konawa.

She was born on March 6, 1997 in Ada to Lavena Orr and Anthony Joseph Orr. Her parents survive her of the home.

Other survivors are a brother Donovan Orr and a sister, Sabrina Orr. She is also survived by her grandmother, Marilyn McCulley.

 

 

April 10, 1997

 

 

 

Nelsa Lee Pack

TULSA ¾ Funeral services for former Seminole resident Nelsa Lee Atchison Pack, 76, were held Tuesday at New Home Free Will Baptist Church.

Brother Roy Smith officiated. Graveside services were conducted at Little Cemetery, Seminole County, under the direction of Moore’s Memory Chapel.

Pack died Saturday at her residence in Berryhill.

She was born Feb. 15, 1921, in Haskell. She grew up in Seminole and attended Seminole Schools. She was a homemaker.

Her husband, Floyd Wilford Pack, preceded her in death on March 22, 1992.

Survivors include daughter, Kay Walker, Berryhill; one granddaughter, one great-daughter; two sisters, Eva Hunter, Wetumka, and Bertha Carrol, Tulsa.

 

Carolyn Pagan

A memorial service to honor Carolyn Hope Eidson Pagan is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Maud.

Pagan died Jan. 29 after a long battle with cancer.

She was born Dec. 26, 1942, in Maud. She graduated from Central Bible College in Springfield, Mo., and moved to New York City to work with street gangs.

She worked alongside David Wilkerson, founder of Teen Challenge and author of the best-selling "Cross and the Switchblade."

She later served as a teacher at the Youth Challenge Bible Institute before moving to Fayetteville, N.C., to start a Nicky Cruz Outreach Center.

Pagan obtained her masters degree in special education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Most recently she had worked with the Moore County School system in North Carolina.

Survivors include her husband, Emilio Pagan, of the home; two sons, Kevin Pagan, Greensboro, N.C., and Danny Pagan, Charlotte, N.C.; one brother, Lanny Dee Eidson, Broken Arrow; and five sisters, Patsy Jo Lawrence and Sandra Reedy, both of Jenks, Donna Bell Henry, Blowing Rock, N.C., Deyauna Faye Spradling and Rubia Adwan, both of Oklahoma City.

 

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Oscar Phillips

Oscar C. Phillips, 83, died in his home in Wewoka on Saturday.

Funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. at Stout Funeral Home Chapel. Bill Worden officiated. Burial took place at Little Cemetery in Little.

Phillips was born Dec. 14, l913 in Savannah to Joseph Phillips and Dolly Anna Willard Phillips. Phillips was raised in Wewoka and was employed in the oilfield and pipeline business, he retired in l976.

His wife, Pauline Betty Phillips preceded him in death on March 28, l994.

He is survived by one sister, Wilma Blue of Walnut Creek, Calif.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edna Pratt

WEWOKA ¾ Funeral services for Edna Lorene Pratt, 85, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Stout Chapel.

Rev. Wayne Parker will officiate; burial will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Seminole, under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Parker died Saturday at Wewoka Nursing Center.

She was born Oct. 21, 1911, in Wewoka to John A. and Emma O. (Jamison) Gosey. She was a veteran of World War II, where she served in the U.S. Army.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Pratt, on June 9, 1991.

Survivrs include two sisters-in-law, Hazel (Mrs. Bob) Gosey and Hazel (Mrs. Carl) Gosey, both of Wewoka.

 

Cora Lena

Funeral services for Cora Lena, 92, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. George Jesse will officiate.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka, under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

The lifelong area resident died Wednesday in Wewoka Nursing Home.

Lena was born Oct. 4, 1904, in Sasakwa.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Lillie Lena, and four children, Mike Harjo, Newman Lena, Tony Kilcrease and Sue Johnson, and one grandson, Leroy burns.

Survivors include ten children Roman Kilcrease, Floyd Kilcrease, both of Ada, John Kilcrease, Freddie Lena, both of Wewoka, Lucy Franks, Sasakea, Sammy Kilcrease, Seminole, Rex Kilcrease, Stroug, Walter Lena, Seminole, Eula Robinson, Holdenville and Mable Ward, Seminole; 49 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

 

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Oma Pullin

Graveside services for Oma Pullin, 90, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Konawa Cemetery.

Rev. Dick Couple will officiate, and services are under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Pullin died Monday.

She was born July 29, 1906 in Vinnea, Miss., to Willie and Alice Morrision.

She married Alfonso Pullin in January 1926. He preceded her in death in 1946.

Pullin lived in Konawa for several years, where she served as a housewife, and later moved to California.

She was a member of the Nazarene Church for 64 years.

Survivors include one daughter, Geraldine Williams of Paradise, Calif.; two sisters, Opal Cravens and Gladys Langford, both of Oklahoma City; one brother, John Morrison of San Angelo, Texas; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

The family asks that donations be made to the Nazarene Church for missions.

 

 

Maxine Spencer

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident, Maxine Spencer, 74, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Spencer died Thursday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

She was born Feb. 24, 1923.

 

Ada Mills

Graveside services for Ada Elizabeth Mills, 91, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Vamoosa Cemetery south of Seminole.

Mills died Thursday at Konawa Convalescent Home.

She was born Jan. 16, 1906 in Tulsa to Wesley Sullivan and Emmy Kelly.

She married Leo Lowe in 1926 and later married Jim Mills in 1970.

Mills had lived in Konawa the last eight years, where she served as a housewife.

She was a member of the WWI Auxiliary Club.

Mills is preceded in death by two husbands, one son, Jack Emmons Lowe, and two daughters, Juanita Cook and Elizabeth Bazel.

Survivors include three sons, James Lowe of Konawa, Leo Lowe of Baldwin Park, Calif., and David Lowe of Sacramento, Ky.; and two daughters, Louise Bazzil of Ark. and Ona Francis of Perrymont, Calif.

5/13/97

Bill Redding

 

Graveside funeral services for Billy Joe "Bill" Redding, 84, were scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at New Hope Cemetery, Meeker.

His nephew, R. Scott Baird, officiated. Burial was under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Redding died Saturday at Pioneer Nursing Home.

He was born June 6, 1912, in Meeker to Joseph Perryman and Ruby (Percival) Reding.

He lived and worked in and out of Seminole and Shawnee all his life. He was last employed with LSI in Vietnam as a sheet metal specialist. He was a veteran and a Seminole resident.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include two sisters, Myrtle Martin and Mildred Pettigrew, both of Shawnee.

 

4/6/97

Connie Reich

 

WEWOKA - Graveside services for Connie Leta Reich, 42, daughter of Wewoka residents Roy and Oleta Clark, have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Lone Dove Cemetery.

Reich died Saturday at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

She was born on Dec. 6, 1954, in Anadarko.

She was preceded in death by a brother, David Houston Clark in October of 1996.

Reich is survived by her parents of Wewoka, daughters, Tina Rene Reich of Sasakwa and Tanya Lee Igart of Ft. Gibson; brother Roy Dale Clark of Bakersfield, Calif.; and one grandchild.

 

 

 

Roland
Reschke

WEWOKA ¾ Funeral services for Roland Robert Reschke, 74, were scheduled for today at Stout Funeral Chapel.

Pastor Doyle Gadberry and Rev. Sam Johnson officiated. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery.

Reschke died Saturday.

He was born July 8, 1922, in Madison, Wis. He was raised in Milwaukee before moving to Oklahoma in 1962.

He served in the U.S. Navy and later retired from Tinker Air Force Base.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Martha Reschke.

He married Ruth Jane Harjo on April 19, 1963, in Seminole; she survives him, of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Editha G. Dority, Wewoka, and Debra A. Baker, Oklahoma City; one son, Wendell K. Reschke, Seminole; and one grandson.

Pallbearers included Ronald K., Eddie, Mark and Chuck J. Johnson, Darell J. Baker and Herbert "Hap" Harjo.

Eldon Rodgers

Eldon Dean Rodgers, 56, former Seminole resident, died Friday in an Oklahoma City Hospital.

Services are pending with Swearingen Funeral Home.

 

Kenneth

Roebuck

 

SHAWNEE ¾ Graveside funeral services for former Seminole County resident Kenneth Gordon Roebuck, 74, were scheduled for this afternoon at Little Cemetery.

Chaplain Raymond Jones officiated. Burial was under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

Roebuck died Saturday in a Shawnee nursing home.

He was born Nov. 16, 1922, in Pawhuska to Bessie (Tripp) and Marion Roebuck. He lived in Seminole County before World War II, when he served with the 533rd Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment.

During World War II, he earned a Good Conduct medal, American Defense Service ribbon, and a Philippine Liberation ribbon with one Bronze Star.

During the Korean War, he won medals including the Korean Service medal with two Bronze Service Stars, the United Nations Service Medal, Merit Unit Citation and an assignment with the 10th Special Service Company.

He was a life member of the VFW and the DAV; he retired after 20 years with the U.S. Army.

He married Julia Newberry in 1974; she survives him of the home.

Other survivors include eight children, 21 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, three sisters, and one brother.

He was preceded in death by his parents and nine brothers and sisters.

Sandra Sands

Sandra Annette Sands, 34, was killed in a car wreck on Monday at Konawa.

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at Prairie Springs Baptist Church in Castle. Joe Smith will officiate. Burial will take place at Sands Family Cemetery in Castle under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home.

A wake will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Sands was born Oct. 28, l962 at Claremore to Lemley and Lena (Hicks) Sands.

She was a nurse’s aide and a member of Prairie Springs Baptist Church. She had resided in Konawa the past year. Prior to that she was a resident of Okemah.

She is preceded in death by her father; one brother, Tommy Sands, and one sister, Rita Sands.

Survivors include her mother, two sons, James Nuttle and Matthew Nuttle, both of the home; one daughter, Shannon Nuttle of the home; three brothers, Ronnie Sands of Ft. Gibson; Rickey Sands and Bobby Sands of Pennsylvania; one sister, Stacy Scott of Okemah; a half-brother, Robert Sands of Seattle; two half-sisters, Sandra Greenrock of Okemah and Linda Sands of Shawnee.

Members of Prairie Springs Baptist Church will serve as pall bearers.

 

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Bonnie Seigel

TULSA - Memorial services for Bonnie Seigel, 70, former Seminole County resident, are set for 6:30 p.m. Sunday at All Souls Unitarian Church on S. Peoria in Tulsa.

She was born in Seminole County in Dec. 1927 to Callie and Ruth Hall. She died April 1 in Tampa, Fla.

She entered St. John’s School of Nursing in Tulsa in 1945 and graduated in 1948 with honors.

She served as Dr. Otis Lee’s surgical nurse at St. John’s Hospital for many years. She joined the Tulsa County Health Department as a public health nurse in 1971 and worked with the Health Department’s Communicable Disease Unit.

She was a charter member of the Tulsa County Bar Auxiliary and served as president of that organization for 1964-65.

She was instrumental in founding the Tulsa’s Juvenile Detention Center which was built in 1969. She was given the distinction of being the first Honorary Lifetime Chairman of the center.

Another of her volunteer efforts was the Tulsa Boys Home, where she spent many working hours.

She is survived by one son, Steven B. Seigel, Valricox, Fla., and one daughter, Deborah K. Seigel, Catoosa, and three grandchildren.

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Agnes Shackelford

Funeral services for Agnes E. Shackelford, 88, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Gleaners Church in Wewoka.

Larry Chesser will officiate, and burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Shackelford died Tuesday.

She was born April 25, 1909 in Arkansas, and she married Clarence Shackelford in 1924. He preceded her in death in 1984.

She was the postmaster in Bearden for 28 years before retiring.

Survivors include three sons, Bill Shackelford of Sand Springs, Bob Shackelford of Wewoka, and Melvin Shackelford of Midwest City; one daughter, Lorene Scheirmann of Ft. Lauderdale; one sister, Marie Robbins of Moore; one brother, Elbert Anderson of Okemah, 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Lori Lee Windle Shattuck

Graveside services were scheduled this morning at Vamoose Cenetery for Lori Lee Windle Shattuck, 39, a long time area resident.

Her uncle, O. D. Ramey officiated. Interment was under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Shattuck died Wednesday at the Wilshire Nursing Home in Oklahoma City.

She was born May 28, 1958 in Fort Worth, Texas to Louis G. Windle and Mary Jo Vance Windle.

Shattuck moved to Okla. when she was 12 years old and completed high school and two years of college here. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her mother, Mary Jo Tuttle, Oklahoma City and one sister, LuAnn Tuttle, Edmond.

The family requests memorial donations be made to Huntington’s research.

4-8-97

Epoe Shuler

EDMOND - Funeral services for Epoe Harley Shuler, 82, father of Seminole resident William H. Schuler, are pending with Baggerley Funeral Home in Edmond.

White died Monday in Edmond.

He was born on April 2, 1943, in Downey, Calif., to Sam White and Maxine McConnell.

White moved to Hominy at an early age, where he grew up and attended school. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the Vietnam war, then moved from Oklahoma to Natoma, Kan., before moving to Russel. He worked for Koch Industries for many years and was currently a pipeline inspector.

He married Diane Marie Kraus in Hominy on Oct. 30, 1965. She was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, both of Russell.

White was preceded in death by his father and son, Chad White.

He is survived by his wife of the home; sons, Kevin White, Brad White and Charles White, all of Russell; daughter, Cristine White of Russell; sister, Barbara Hansen of Seminole; half-sisters, Kathy White and Karen Owens, both of Sonoma, Calif.; step-sister, Reba Yeksavick of Tulsa; mother and step-father, Maxine and Lee Myers of Seminole; step-mother, Dorothy White of Sonoma, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

The family requests memorials be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

 

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Della Sigler

ARDMORE - Funeral services for Della V. Sigler, 74, mother of a Seminole resident, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at McClure Chapel of the First United Methodist Church. Dr. Wade Paschall and Rev. Dan Patman will officiate.

Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home, Ardmore.

The lifelong resident of Ardmore died Monday in Mercy Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness.

Sigler was born Oct. 3, 1922, at Brock to George and Josie Stafford Porter.

She was married on Nov. 15, 1940 to John J. Sigler, in Ardmore.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include one son, Guy H. Sigler II "Buddy", Ardmore, one daughter, Sharon Knowles, Seminole, two sisters, Mille Mapp, Ft. Worth, Tex., and Georgia Estes, Burleson, Tex., and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Avon Barber, Ray Knight, Frank Shaaf, Bill Mullinex, Matthew Sigler and Andy Monson.

Lucy B. Sitton

Memorial services for Lucy B. Sitton, 98, long-time Wewoka resident, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at First Methodist Church in Wewoka. Rev. Wayne Parker will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

A memorial reception, hosted by family and friends, will be held at the Wewoka Country Club from 3-5 p.m.

Sitton died Friday in Oklahoma City.

She was born July 29, 1898 in McLoud, in Oklahoma Territory. She was the first living child of Judge J.A. and Jeannie Baker. The Baker family moved to Wewoka, Indian Territory, before statehood.

While still in her teens, Lucy received her teacher’s certificate from East Central State College. In 1948 she received her Master’s in English from the University of Oklahoma.

"Lucy B" as she was known to friends and former students, began teaching in Haileyville. Her teaching career spanned over 35 years.

After teaching English and music at Cowart Jr. High in Wewoka in the 1930s, she became an instructor of English and journalism at Wewoka High School from 1940 through 1962.

Lucy was especially proud of the Lucy B. Sitton Scholarship, the largest of its kind given in Wewoka. It is funded by former students.

Lucy was predeceased by Preston L. "Peck" Sitton, her husband of 57 years, and a first husband, Paul D. Cole. She was also preceded in death by three daughters, Carolyn McEachin, Jeanella Helmgren, and Paul Bagley.

Survivors include her daughter, Sarah Menefee; seven grandchildren, Preston Bagley, Kurt Helmgren, Karl Helmgren, Jeannie Long, Christopher O’Hara, Sean O’Hara, Kathleen Farley, and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the Lucy B. Sitton Scholarship, c/o Wewoka High School, Attn: Marilyn Kincade, P. O. 870, Wewoka, OK 74884.

In 1997, her eyesight failing, Sitton dictated a last short poem call "Epitaph,"

Spawned by the West wind,

Shaped by my joys and pain,

I enter the Western Gate

To find my own again.

 

4//15/97

 

Stella Stamps

HOLDENVILLE - Funeral services for Stella Elouise Stamps, 78, a former teacher in Seminole County, were held at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church. Rev. Earl Stephenson officiated.

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

Stamps died Saturday at her home.

She was born on April 28, 1918, in Glenn to Silas and Stella Stamps. She was raised in the Lamar community and moved to Holdenville in 1926. She attended Lamar and Holdenville Schools, graduating in 1934. She graduated from East Central State Teachers College in Ada in 1938.

She bagan her teaching career in 1940 in Lamar and Taught in Seminole County for one year before returning to Holdeville in 1942 until retiring in 1984.

Stamps was a member of the first babtist Church of Holdenvill, where she was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and a former member of the BPW.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Elgin Stamps.

Stamps is survived by sister, Jeanette Adams of Sapulpa.

Pallbearers will be Andy Young, Bill Robinson, Jay Janes, Steve Enos, Dennis Phillips and Gordon Allen.

Honorary pallbearers are Gary Petete, Verl Roberts, Gary Majors and Floyd Johnson.

Dora Stephens

WEWOKA ¾ Graveside funeral services for Dora Mae Stephens, 78, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Machpelah Cemetery on the grounds of Ethiopian Reformed Coptic Church of Christ, Nobletown.

Bishop Charley G. Gilbert Jr., will officiate. Burial will be under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Stephens died Wednesday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

She was born Nov. 15, 1918, in Wewoka. She lived in Wewoka most of her life. She was a member of Ethiopian Reformed Coptic Church of Christ.

Survivors include her stepmother, Pearl Gordon, Wewoka; four daughters, Dorothy Miller, Claudia Ann Gilbert, Verdelma Lee Carolina and Velma Jean Moore; three sons, Willie F., Ray M. and Claud Stephens; four brothers, Charley Alford, Napoleon, Cliffton and Nathaniel Gordon; one sister, Louise Gordon; 48 grandchildren, 93 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

5/30/97

Eugenia Sturgeon

Funeral services for Eugenia Sturgeon, 82, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Myers Mortuary Chapel in Wewoka.

Burial will follow at Lima Cemetery.

She died Tuesday in Seminole.

She was born April 13, 1915 in Chicago.

Survivors include one sister, Edna Laura of Chicago and six great-grandchildren.

4/16/97

 

Cora Tiger

Funeral services for lifelong Wewoka resident Cora Mae Tiger, 52, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church. Rev. Houston Tiger will officiate.

Interment will be in the Tiger Cemetery, located southwest of Justice School, under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Tiger died Thursday in her home in Denver.

She was born in Wewoka on April 8, 1945 to Sam and Maley Tiger. Her parents preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Hilltop Presbyterian Church in Wewoka as a child. After graduating from Eufaula High School, she attended trade school in Denver where she received was certified in printing.

Tiger pursued her career at Penny Records in Oklahoma City for 21 years before moving to Denver.

Survivors include four sisters, Clara Goode, Denver, Betty Tiger, Oklahoma City, Billie Tiger and Maureen Tiger, both of Holdenville; two brothers, Malcolm Tiger, Holdenville and Allen Tiger, Denver.

 

5/27/97

Mary Tiger

Mary Elizabeth Tiger, 76, died at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City on Saturday.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Holdenville. Tom Bear officiated. Interment took place in the Tiger Family Cemetery west of Spaulding.

Tiger was born in Schulter on Jan. 5, l921 to Willie and Jeannie Burgess. She was reared in the Schulter area and attended school there. She married Dickie Tiger in Hughes County in l938. He preceded her in death in l979.

She lived in Oklahoma City for several years before returning to this area in l963. She was a member of the Little Cuseteah Methodist Church near Schulter.

She was preceded in death by four sons, Edward, Joseph, Kenneth and George.

Tiger is survived by one son, Rick Tiger of Bowlegs; five daughters, Naomi and Liz Tiger of the home, Jeannie Henry of Holdenville, Peggy Haire of Holdenville, and Roseann Smith of Devils Lake, N.D.; she had numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Zelma Tucker

KONAWA - Funeral services for Zelma Lucille Tucker, 90, of Konawa, have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday Pickard Funeral Home Chapel. Richard Winters will officiate.

Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Tucker died Saturday at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada.

She was born on Dec. 26, 1906, in Sacred Heart to John P. Nelson and Anna May Paris.

Tucker live in the Konawa area all her life and retired from Konawa Schools.

She married W. "Bill" Tucker, Jr., in Konawa on March 30, 1935. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Tucker is survived by her husband of the home; brothers, Gene Nelson of Duncan and Vernon Nelson of Oklahoma City; sisters, Mary Houk of Chickasha; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Dick Wilkins, Frank Nelson, Jerry Butler, Melton Courtney, Mart Haiden and Jim Lowe.

 

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Bill Tucker Jr.

W. "Bill" Tucker Jr., 88, died Wednesday in Grand Prairie, Texas. He was a resident of Konawa.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Pickard Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Richard Winters will officiate. Burial will take place at Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Tucker was born May 15, 1908 to Willie Tucker and Kate Robinson Tucker in Konawa. He was a life-long resident of Konawa. He married Zelma Lucille Nelson on March 30, l935.

He was a banker and an insurance agent. He was also a member of Lions Club, former Mayor of Konawa, secretary and treasurer of the school board, served on the board of Konawa Industrial Foundation and a member of the Chamber of Commerce.

Tucker was a life-long member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his wife on April 5, l997.

He is survived by a son, Larry Tucker of Grand Prairie; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Jerald Jackson, James Love, Lillard Berry, Mike Boren, Carl Roper and Milton Courtney.

5/2/97

Jose Vazquez

Jose Manuel Vazquez, age 2, died Tuesday as a result of a car crash near Konawa.

Services were held on Friday at 3 p.m. at Criswell Chapel in Ada.

He was born Aug. 24, l994 to Lupe Vazquez and Jose Guadalupe Segoviano in Ada. He is survived by his mother, his sister, Mariesa Britanie Guitirrez of the home; and his grandparents, Manuel and Cuca Vazquez of Ada.

4/20/97

 

Curtis Webb

Curtis C. Webb, 75, died Friday at South West Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

Graveside funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Webb was born May 12, 1921 in Wetumka; his parents were H. B. "Bud" Webb and Ruth (Rutledge) Webb.

He lived most of his life in Seminole. He married Jewell (Steward) Webb on Jan. 8, 1947. She preceded him in death on Dec. 16, l989.

Webb served in the U.S. Army in the 3rd Army in Europe during World War II.

He was a member of the Methodist church.

Webb was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jess Webb.

Survivors include one son, Bill Morris of Tuskin, Calif.; one daughter, Joyce Yerby of Stillwater, and three grandchildren.

 

 

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5/27/97

Minnie Wheeler

Minnie V. Wheeler of Wewoka died in Holdenville General Hospital on Sunday at the age of 100.

Funeral services are set for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel. Dan Anderson will officiate.

Interment will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami.

Wheeler was born April 28, 1897 in Texas County of Missouri. She came to the Creek Nation area which is now Pryor at the age of six.

She later moved to Keefer and then moved to Preston where she and her mother ran a boarding house. Then she moved to Sasakwa and later to Cromwell in l932. She lived in Miami for ten years until her husband died. She returned to Wewoka area to live for 28 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Evert Wheeler and one son, Warren V. Wheeler.

Wheeler is survived by three children, Edna Stung of Moore, Margret Stephens of Miami and W. E. (Gene) Wheeler of Wewoka; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

4/9/97

 

Shirley

Whisnant

 

WEWOKA - Funeral services for Shirley Lorretta Whisnant, 60, of Cromwell, have been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Stout. Funeral Chapel. Bob Woodward and Darrell Smith will officiate.

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Whisnant died Monday.

She was born on March 19, 1937, in Stroud to Nannie and William Roundtree.

Whisnant was raised in the Stroud and Prague area and lived in Sasakwa for two years. She had lived in Cromwell since 1950 where she graduated high school.

She was a member of the Assembly of God Church and attended the Pentecostal Church and taught Sunday school. She was a member of the Home Extension and an activeleader in 4H.

Whisnant was preceded in death by her father; brother, haward Lee Roundtree; and sister, Josehpine Stroud.

She is survived by her husband, Alva, of the home; sons, Dennis Whisnant of Oklahoma City, and Leslie Whisnant of Missouri; mother, Nannie Roundtree of Okemah; Brothers, Troy Roundtree of Cromwell, and Kenneth Roundtree of Blackwell; sister, Dollie Stanfield of Rankin, Texas; and two grandchildren.

 

 

 

4-8-97

Robert White

RUSSELL, Kan. - Funeral services for Robert C. White, 54, son of Seminole resident Maxine Myers, have been scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Revs. Charles Steier and James Grennan will officiate.

Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Pholman’s Mortuary.

White died Monday at Russell Regional Hospital in Russell.

He was born on April 2, 1943, in Downey, Calif., to Sam White and Maxine McConnell.

White moved to Hominy at an early age, where he grew up and attended school. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the Vietnam war, then moved from Oklahoma to Natoma, Kan., before moving to Russel. He worked for Koch Industries for many years and was currently a pipeline inspector.

He married Diane Marie Kraus in Hominy on Oct. 30, 1965. She was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, both of Russell.

White was preceded in death by his father and son, Chad White.

He is survived by his wife of the home; sons, Kevin White, Brad White and Charles White, all of Russell; daughter, Cristine White of Russell; sister, Barbara Hansen of Seminole; half-sisters, Kathy White and Karen Owens, both of Sonoma, Calif.; step-sister, Reba Yeksavick of Tulsa; mother and step-father, Maxine and Lee Myers of Seminole; step-mother, Dorothy White of Sonoma, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

The family requests memorials be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

 

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Helen White

Helen Bernice White, 72, of Sasakwa, died at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City on Sunday.

Services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka. George Jesse will officiate. Interment will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

White was born Feb. 2, 1925 in Tulsa. She was raised and lived most of her life in Sasakwa. She graduated from Sasakwa High School.

She was married to Oscar Aaron White on June 15, l943. She was preceded her in death by her husband, by one son, William Edmond White in l983, by one brother, Robert Smith and two granddaughters.

White is survived by three sons, Hershall Eugene White of Oklahoma City, Darrell Lynn White of Shawnee and John Frank White of Sasakwa; two daughters, Hazel Louise Phillips of Holdenville and Anita Sue Blevins of Sasakwa; one brother, William Smith of Indianapolis, Ind., 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

4/13/97

 

Rosie Williams

Funeral services for Seminole resident Rosie Lucinda Williams, 77, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday in Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Rev. DeWayne Bobbitt will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Little Cemetery under the directions of Swearingen Funeral Home.

She died Saturday at Shawnee Regional Hospital.

Williams was born Oct. 31, 1919 at Alton, Mo., to Jack G. Price and Geneva Catherine (Cartee) Price.

On April 13, 1935 she married Edward E. Williams in Saddle, Ark. He predeceased her on March 20, 1981.

She is also predeceased by her parents and three sisters.

Williams moved to Seminole from Oklahoma City in 1974. She was retired as cook from Seminole High School in 1983. She is a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include one son, Lennit Edward Williams, Freedom, Ind., two daughters, Inez Looney and Donna Whisenhunt, both of Seminole, three sisters, Alma Smith, Kimberling City, Mo., Ruby Bussell, West Plains, Mo., and Fay Rader, Koshkonong, Mo., ten grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

 

Bowlegs Woman
Dies of Injuries
Received in Wreck

By KAREN ANSON
Managing Editor

A Bowlegs woman has died of injuries she received when she ran into a dump truck parked across old SH 99 last week.

Linda S. Woods, 46, died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported that Woods suffered multiple head, chest and internal injuries when the 1983 GMC pickup she was driving struck a dump truck driven by Donald Wayne Robertson, 52, Seminole.

Robertson was apparently trying to pull a car out of a ditch. He was not in his vehicle and was not injured.

The accident occured at about 10 p.m. Wednesday, 1.8 miles south of Seminole on old SH 99.

There was no flagman or lights to warn oncoming traffic of the roadblock.

Woods was pinned in her car for 20 minutes before being extricated by Seminole Fire Department and the Jaws of Life.

She was transported to Seminole Municipal Hospital and, at about midnight, was taken by Medicus, Seminole’s ambulance service, to the Oklahoma City hospital because fog had grounded Medi-Flight helicopters.

Hospital sources reported on Friday that Woods’ condition had been upgraded from critical to fair.

Woods’ husband said this morning that her condition worsened late Friday when she began to bleed internally.

Funeral services were scheduled for today at Highland Cemetery, Okemah, under the direction of Schumacher Funeral Home. Rev. Carl Clay officiated.

She was born July 19, 1950, in Okemah to John and Clora (Spain) Fisher.

She had lived in the Bowlegs area for the past four years. She was a Baptist.

She married Charles Woods on April 4, 1995, in Seminole; he survives her of the home.

Other survivors include her parents, John and Clora Fisher, Okemah; one son, Bryan Cain, Bowlegs; one daughter, Danna Helm, Oklahoma City; one granddaughter; and three sisters, Nancy Rowan, McLoud, Carolyn Chambers, Harrah, and Viola Wallace, Okemah.

 

Baby’s Death Shocks Family

By KAREN ANSON
Managing Editor

The heartbreak of apparent sudden infant death syndrome struck a Seminole family on Monday.

"He’d been fine Sunday night," said Terri Holliger, aunt to Joshua Blake Yates, three-month-old son of Bellanie Anne and Chad Michael Yates.

"I had watched him Sunday night and he was just so happy," Holliger said.

"He was smiling, seemed fine, whooped down two jars of baby food and part of a bottle. I was playing pattycake with him and he was laughing."

But sometime Monday morning, the strawberry blond baby boy just stopped breathing.

He was born Feb. 5, 1997, at Shawnee Regional Hospital, about two months premature.

"His lungs were premature, they kept collapsing," Holliger recalled.

But after only 10 days on a respirator at Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City, he was pronounced well enough to come home.

"He did such a turnaround," Holliger said.

"All those prayers seemed to work. The doctors were amazed."

He came home to Seminole with his mother and his aunt and uncle, Terri and Grover Holliger.

"It was her and me and my husband throughout her whole pregnancy," Holliger said; the baby’s parents were separated.

"He was just an excellent baby, you couldn’t ask for better," Holliger remembered.

"He had just started smiling and cooing...he was a little sweetheart.

"He had the biggest old blue eyes."

Joshua seemed to recover from his rocky beginning.

"He was a real chow hound," Holliger said, laughing.

He returned for regular doctor’s visits, but the visits were just precautionary.

"They said he was fine; his lungs never sounded right to me," his aunt continued.

Then Monday, Holliger’s husband, called her at her job at Mathews Realty to tell her the baby wasn’t breathing.

"My boss took me home," Holliger said.

"My husband was doing CPR on the baby until the ambulance arrived; they missed the driveway and my sister had to jump in the pickup to go flag them down."

Luckily Monday was the baby’s mother’s day off from her job at Walmart.

The baby was taken to Seminole Municipal Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 11 a.m.

"They worked on him for 45 minutes, then they came out and told us he didn’t make it," Holliger said.

"My sister has been very upset," she said.

Joshua has one sister, 18-month-old Cara.

Graveside funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dora Cemetery, Konawa, under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home, also of Konawa.

Quinton Kay will officiate.

"It seems like a bad nightmare," Holliger said.

"My grandmother died about 10 months ago and my uncle two months ago.

"They know us by name at the funeral home, that’s bad."

A burial fund has been established in Joshua’s name at First United Bank in Seminole.

6/19/97

Jessie Blagg

Funeral services for Jessie Blagg, 89, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church.

Rev. Kelvin Moseley will officiate. Burial will follow in Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Blagg died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City.

She was born July 22, 1907, in Montgomery County, Ark. She lived in Seminole for 71 years. She was a charter member of Tracy Rebekah Lodge, a member of First Baptist Church, member of the Varnum Home Demonstration Club and president of the Amerada Retirees.

She also served as head of the Democratic Headquarters for many years.

She was married to Charles O. Blagg. He preceded her in death in 1973. She was also preceded in death by one son, Charles O. Blagg Jr.

Survivors include one daughter, Charline Barker, Seminole; three granddaughters, Carolyn Allen, Oklahoma City, Kelly Dawn Bacat, San Antonio, Texas, and Beverly McClendon, Del City; one grandson, Steven Barker, Cincinnati, Ohio; four great-grandchildren, one great-grandson and three step great-granddaughters; and two sisters of Hot Springs, Ark.

Pallbearers will include Eugene Warrenburg, Aaron Tatum, Brad Matlock, John Allen, Trent Harelson and Lee Pippin.

Honorary casketbearers include Bryce Hill, Bud Gile, Dr. Julian Wood, Phillip Parks, Clay Sparks, Senator Kelly Haney, Gary Stinnett and Don Raney.

 

Blagg

8-23-97

Nave Abbiss

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident Nave Junior Abbiss, 73, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the chapel at Stout Funeral Home in Wewoka.

Rev. Bill Worden will officiate.

Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Abbiss died Thursday at Valley View Hospital, Ada.

He was born June 21, 1924 in Holdenville to Charley and Nealie (Hill) Abbiss.

Abbiss worked and retired as the owner of the Siler Music Company in Wewoka.

He was married to Nancy Alice Casteel on April 5, 1942, in Yuma, Ariz. She preceded him in death on Nov. 24, 1994.

Survivors include one son, Eddie Abbiss, Wewoka; one daughter, Nancy Threat, Pryor; one brother, Clif Abbiss, Sulfur; and one sister, Ruth Peterson, Glendale, Calif.

Other survivors include five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Chris Cook, Curtis Cook, Todd Abbiss, Joe Abbiss, Olen Carr, and Art Garner.

Honorary pallbearers will be O.E. Smith and Jack Dearing.

 

8-23-97

Michael Babb

Funeral Services for Michael Wayne Babb, 30, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. George Carter will officiate the service.

Interment will be at Holdenville City Cemetery.

Babb died Friday in Ada.

He was born November 12, 1966 in Holdenville to Wayne and Betty (Romine) Babb.

He was employed as territory coordinator for the Pepsi-Cola Company in Ada for the past seven years.

Babb was a graduate of Wewoka High School and affiliated with the Assembly of God Church.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Eugene and Ruth Babb.

Survivors include his father and step-mother, Wayne and Sheri Babb, Wewoka; mother, Betty Romine, Seminole; two sons, Jared Michael and Tyler Nicolas Babb of Holdenville; one sister, Linda Babb, Wewoka; grandparents L.C. Ligon, Wetumka and Bernadine Ligon, Shawnee.

8/3/97

Larry Baggs

Memorial services for Larry Robert Baggs, 53, are set for 3 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Seminole.

Cremation is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Baggs died at his home in Seminole on Thursday.

Baggs was born Aug. 3, l943 at Shattuck to Lewis Nelson Baggs and Genevieve Doris (Leist) Baggs.

He worked for the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission for 27 years.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his mother, Genevieve Rexroad, Shawnee, his companion, Charla Byrd of the home, three daughters, Shala Putman, Moore, Jacci Denney, Guthrie and Gina Sheehy, Oklahoma City.

Other survivors include two sisters, Myrna Nelson, McLoud and Vicky Downey, Woodward; and six grandchildren.

The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

7/29/97

Oma Baker

Oma Hazel (Estep) Baker, 86, died on Sunday at Vian Nursing Home in Vian. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Rev. Terry K. Jarrard will officiate.

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Baker was born Aug. 17, 1910 in Hitcha to Joseph Estep and Mary (Burk) Estep. She lived in Seminole from l952-l989.

She married Charles Columbus Baker who preceded her in death in l954. She was a homemaker and a farmer. She was a member of the Assembly of God church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, J. B. Wheat and Charles Baker Jr.; one grandson, two sisters and four brothers.

She is survived by a son, D. L. Wheat of Seminole; a daughter, Oma Lee Jarrard of Skiatook; and stepdaughters, Thelma Phillips and Lillion Hagen, both of Oklahoma City.

Other survivors include a half-brother, Willie Estep of Asher and a half-sister, Violinda Byrd of Missouri; 13 grandchildren, 34 step-grandchildren.

 

 

 

7/30/97

Jim Baxter

A private family memorial will follow the cremation of James E. (Jim) Baxter, 68, of Seminole.

Baxter died Tuesday at Pioneer Nursing Home.

He was born Dec. 5, 1928, in Bartlesville, to Everett and Nina (Whitaker) Baxter.

He attended Bradley University, Peoria, Ill., where he received an associate’s degree and certification in horology, the making of timepieces.

He was a master watch and clock repairman and had an extensive collection of antique clocks.

Baxter received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict.

He moved to Seminole County 25 years ago from Richardson, Texas. He worked at Ford Motor Company in the Dallas district office from 1959 to 1972 and opened Jim Baxter Ford in Seminole in 1972, retiring in 1983.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

He was an avid collector of antique cars, and enjoyed driving his cars on tours and attending national meetings with fellow enthusiasts.

He was an active member and past director of the Oil Belt Region of Classic Car Club of America. He was also a member of the Packard Automobile Club of America.

He married Joanne Phillips on Aug. 13, 1960; she survives him, of the home.

Other survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Amy Baxter-Reid and Dr. Thomas K. Reid, Bishop, Calif.; four sisters, Ruth Myler and Jane Baxter, both of Wichita, Kans., Florence Baxter, Oklahoma City, and Martha Baetz, Grosse Pointe, Mich.; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Beth Baxter, Oklahoma City, and Mildred Baxter, Midland, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Edgar Baxter and Robert N. Baxter.

Memorials should be sent to the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum in Seminole.

 

Pauline Bell

Pauline Agnes Bell, 84, of McLoud died Tuesday. She was a former Seminole County resident.

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. July 7 at Western Avenue Freewill Baptist Church, 1260 N. Western Ave. in Oklahoma City.

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery in Little under the direction of Bill Eisenhour Funeral Homes, Inc.

Bell was born on Aug. 25, 1912 in Prague. She was a member of the Western Avenue Freewill Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Lilly Ann Long of Harrah, and Permelia (Pam) Magdeline Larsen of Midwest City.

Other survivors include six grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

8-31-97

Errol G. Bert

Funeral Services for Wewoka resident Errol G. Bert, 37, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka. Rev. Clifford Bert will officiate the services.

Interment will be at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary, Wewoka.

Bert died Thursday at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

He was employed by General Electric Aircraft Engine Business in Cincinnati, Ohio for 15 years.

He was a member of Saint Stevens Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Survivors include his wife, Vivian Bert, of the home; one daughter, Alethia Bert, Cincinnati, Ohio; one son, Malique Bert, of the home; five brothers, Ray Anthony Bert, Ronald Bert, Terry Bert, Gaylon Bert and John Bert; three sisters, Trina Brown, Kay Bryant, and Beverly Bert.

Anna Blalock

Anna Lou Blalock, 58, died at Seminole Municipal Hospital today. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Konawa Cemetery. Winston Curtis will officiate. Burial will follow under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Blalock was born Dec. 29, l938 in Konawa to Robert Foster and Velma D. McKee Foster.

Blalock lived all of her life in the community of Konawa.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Lynn Blalock of Ada; a brother, Jerry Don Blalock of Konawa; a sister, Roberta Mulliniks of Millington, Tenn.

 

Burl Bounds

Burl Haskell Bounds, 68, died Thursday at Shannon Springs Nursing Home in Chickasha.

Graveside services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Vamoosa Cemetery. Bobby Hearon will officiate. Burial will follow under the under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home of Konawa.

Bounds was born May 10, 1929 in Konawa to Cleveland Bounds and Annie Patterson Bounds.

He lived most of his life in Konawa; he was a member of the Full Gospel Church of Lindsay.

He was married to Janet Harren who preceded him in death in September of l996.

He was a retired city worker for the City of Lindsay.

Bounds is survived by one son, Burl Bounds Jr. of Rush Springs; two daughters, Kay Hugo of Lindsay, and Shirley Ann Schneider of Ft. Worth; three sisters, Doris Calvin of Bowlegs, Nola Bumpas of El Monte, Calif., and Willie Sweat of Pauls Valley; and one brother, C. L. Bounds of Konawa.

Other survivors include five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Two grandchildren preceded him in death.

6/25/97

Walter Branch

OKLAHOMA CITY ¾ Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Walter Alexander Branch, 53, are scheduled for 12 noon Thursday at Temple and Sons Chapel, 2801 N. Kelley Avenue.

Brother Robert Rivers will officiate. Interment will follow later in Glade Springs, Va.

Branch died Friday in an automobile-pedestrian accident in Oklahoma City.

He was born Feb. 6, 1944, in Virginia to Dorothy (Belcher) and Walter J. Branch. He lived in Wewoka during the 1980s, later moving to Oklahoma City.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a retired disabled veteran.

He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action in Vietnam on March 29, 1966.

He also won the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces in 1966.

Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Branch, Glade Springs, Va.; one son, Julian Branch, Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas; three sisters, Dorothy Peebles, Knoxville, Tenn., Deborah Watkins, Bristol, Va., and Eanita Branch of Glade Springs, Va.; four brothers, Eddie, Knoxville, Claude, Chilhowie, Va., Clifford, Quantico, Va., and Collie, Sasebo, Japan; and three grandchildren.

 

 

7/29/97

Bill Brawdy

Bill Brawdy, 63, died at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada on July 26. Graveside services were held on Tuesday at Little Cemetery. Cal Hunter officiated. Burial was under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Brawdy was born March 10, 1934 in Seminole to Harvey Brawdy and Mary J. (Brown) Brawdy.

He married Retta Jolley on April 22, 1963 in Seminole.

He lived most of his life in Seminole and worked for Austin Drilling Company for several years. He was also a truck driver and retired in l996. He served in the U. S. Army; and was a member of the Baptist church.

He is survived by his wife of the home, his mother, four sons, Scott Mendinghall of Oklahoma City, Steve Mendinghall of Wewoka, Nico Brawdy of the home, Ronnie Brawdy of Seminole; three daughters, Teresa Randall of Oklahoma City, Crystal Maxwell of Wewoka and Vickie Brawdy of Tacoma, Wash.

Other survivors include a sister, Carolyn Jones of Seminole and eleven grandchildren.

 

 

8/6/97

Iva Earl Bray

Graveside services for Iva Earl Bray, 93, are set for Thursday at 11 a.m. at Little Cemetery. Byrd Lee Alexander will officiate. Burial will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

She died at her home on Tuesday. She was a long time Seminole resident.

Bray was born on April 22, 1904 in Ada to John H. Stancoff and Frances C. (Norton) Stancoff.

She married Claud Lee Bray on Aug. 12, 1923 in Ada. He preceded her in death on Sept. 22, l996. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal church.

Survivors include one son, Claud Bray Jr. of Dallas, Texas; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

8-27-97

Paul Brazell

Funeral services for Cromwell resident Paul Clifford Brazell, 85, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel.

Bro. James Wiggington will officiate the services.

Interment will be at Sand Creek Cemetery.

Brazell died Monday at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa.

He was born Nov. 9, 1911 in McIntosh County to John Edward and Eva (Black) Brazell.

Brazell was a production foreman and retired from Amerada-Hess Oil Co. after 35 years of service. He also worked for Clinton Oil Co. for five years.

He was a member of the Cromwell Baptist Church.

He married Eunice W. Brazell Feb. 24, 1936. She preceded him in death on Feb. 15, 1991.

Brazell married Vivian Jewel Crenshaw May 22, 1992 at Ft. Smith, Ark. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

Other survivors include three sons, Paul I. Brazell, Tulsa, Charles A. Brazell, Worland, Wyo., and Gene Ray Aldridge, Cromwell; four daughters, Eula Johnson, Glenwood Springs, Colo., Leta J. Bourque, Cromwell, Mary Woody, Prague and Janice Aldridge, Shawnee; two brothers, James Brazell, Ashville, N.C., and Bob Brazell, Tybe, Ga.; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

7/23/97

Debra Bristow

Debra May Bristow, 19, died at Seminole Municipal Hospital on Tuesday. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Larry Chesser will officiate.

Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Bristow was born Oct. 17, 1977 in Shawnee to Clonnie Ray Bristow and Debra June Stephens Bristow. She moved to Seminole from Montana five years ago. She was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather and maternal grandparents.

Survivors include her parents of Seminole, her twin sons, Dillion Lee and Dustin Shawn Casselman of the home.

Other survivors include a brother, Ray Haskell Bristow and a sister, Linda Gail Bristow, both of the home; and a grandmother, Dorothy Bumgardner of Seminole.

 

 

7/9/97

Bonnie Bryan

Bonnie Mae Bryan, 68, died Sunday at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

Funeral services are scheduled for July 10 at 2 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. James Caudill will officiate. Burial will follow at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Bryan was born May 16, l929 in Sasakwa to Isaac "Ike" Newton Foster and Eva M. (Caudill) Foster. She married Charles Bryan on July 11, l955 in Ada. He preceded her in death on Oct. 2, l985.

She was a homemaker who lived for 30 years in Seminole. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister and five brothers.

Survivors include two daughters, Rita Charlene Wyrick of Seminole and Eva Darlene Moore of Oklahoma City; one brother, Lloyd Foster of Dumas, Texas; three sisters, Opal Jenkins and Pauline Lollar of Wewoka, and Gladys Kirkland of Okmulgee.

Other survivors include four grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Charles Bryan, Jerry Wyrick Jr., Colt Moore, Frank Moore, James Hutchinson, Ted Heath, and Jerry Wyrick Sr.

 

 

 

July 26, 1997

Verna Burgess

PRAGUE ¾ Funeral services for Verna Mae Burgess, 90, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Seminole. Dr. Kelvin Moseley will officiate.

Burial will follow in Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen and Parks Brothers funeral homes in Seminole and Prague.

Visitation is scheduled at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Burgess died Friday at her home in Seminole.

She was born Jan. 12, 1907, in Jasper, Ark., to George W. and Gertrude (Davis) Bethany. She moved to Seminole County when she was 16 years old. She graduated from Centerview High School.

She was a longtime and active member of First Baptist Church. She was a member of the adult choir and was a Sunday School teacher for over 40 years.

She married Elvin H. Burgess on Dec. 18, 1929; he died Dec. 1, 1993.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include one son, Al Burgess, Midwest City; one daughter, Velma Hamilton, Pauls Valley; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

8-26-97

Mamie Burgess

Funeral services for Mamie Gertrude "Gertie" Swarb Burgess, 85, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Maud.

Rev. Robert Braizer and Rev. Bob Rogers officiated the service.

Burgess died Sunday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

Burial took place at Tecumseh Mission Cemetery under the direction of Knight Funeral Home of Maud.

Burgess was born in Harjo on October 6, 1911 to W.M. "Mack" and Armelda Isabelle (Middleton) Wise.

She was married to her first husband Luther "Bud" Swarb, who died in 1942. She later married Hiram "Sarg" Burgess on March 25, 1974 in Hazelgreen, Ala. He survives her of the home.

Burgess retired from the Air Craft Supply department at Tinker Air Force Base on June 20, 1972.

She was a member of Earlsboro First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, two sons, A.J. Swarb and Waymon A. Swarb; one grandson, Michael Eston Swarb; three sisters, Chrisa L. Price, Florence Gamble and Maude Wise; three brothers, Marvin Wise, Clarence Wise and William Dewey Wise; and her parents.

Other survivors include three sons, Eston Swarb, McLoud, Harold Swarb, Maud, and Kenneth Swarb, Manhans, Texas; two sisters, Omie Wilson and Jewel Wilson, both of Harjo; ten grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers were Bubby Swarb, Warren Swarb, Steven Swarb, Dennis Swarb, Mike Hunt, Randy Horn, Christopher Swarb and Gary Thomason.

June 11, 1997

Amanda Carmichael

Graveside services for Amanda Ruth Carmichael, 93, are scheduled for today at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Gene Garrison will officiate, and services will be under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home in Oklahoma City.

Carmichael died Sunday.

She was born Feb. 25, 1904 in Mannsville.

She received her masters degree from Oklahoma University, and she taught at Taft Junior High.

Carmichael was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

Survivors include two sisters, Alleen Cook of Shawnee and Dee Turner of Bartlesville.

8/15/97

Gerthie Carolina

Funeral Services for lifelong Sasakwa resident Gerthie Carolina, 81, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka.

She died on Monday.

Rev. Clifford Burt will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at Thomas Town Cemetary in Sasakwa, with Pollard Funeral Home Inc. of Oklahoma City officiating.

Carolina was born to Mr. and Mrs. Mack Moore on July 21, 1916.

She was married to Dave E. Carolina.

Carolina, a housewife, was active in the Middle Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

She is survived by five nephews and one niece.

8-23-97

Henry Carroll

Funeral services for Henry C. Carroll, 87, were held Tuesday, Aug. 19 at Klein Funeral Home in Klein, Texas.

Graveside service and committal were at Klein Memorial Park in Tomball, Texas.

Carroll died at his home in Houston, Texas on Friday, Aug. 15.

He was born on Aug. 31, 1909 in Yale to John Wiley and Matilda Ryan Carroll.

Carroll moved to Wewoka in 1926 at the age of 17 to work in the Seminole oilfields. He was the owner of Marby Construction Company and operated out of Wewoka for over 40 years working the oilfields throughout Oklahoma.

He closed his operation in 1968 and moved to Odessa, Texas to work in the Permian Basin oilfields.

In 1973 he moved to Houston, Texas where he retired from Brown and Root Construction Company after working over 50 years in the oil industry. After retirement he enjoyed hunting, fishing and travel.

Carroll met and married Reba A. McMahan. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include one son, Wayne Carroll on Simonton, Texas; and two daughters, Jane Williams, and Sharon Gray, both of Houston, Texas.

Other survivors include six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

 

8/3/97

David Carruth

Funeral services for David C. "Dave" Carruth are scheduled for Monday at 2 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole. Tommy Gallaher will officiate.

Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Carruth, 83, died Friday in Russellville, Ark.

He was born March 8, 1914 in Wayne to George Younger Carruth and Ethyl (Claxton) Carruth.

Carruth came to Seminole over 70 years ago from Osage County. He married Elsie Owens on Feb. 16, 1935 in Pauls Valley. She preceded him in death on April 2, 1991.

Carruth was owner of an oil field service and production company and was a cattle rancher.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Seminole and a member of the Masons and Elks Lodges.

Preceding him in death were his parents, one sister, and one grandson.

Survivors include two sons, Phil Carruth and Craig Carruth, both of Russellville; and two daughters, Davene Shipman of Seminole and Diane Knox of Oakton, Va.

Other survivors include ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers include Glen Haines, Jim Carruth, Phil Carruth Jr., Doug Shipman, Brian Knox and Randy Adkins.

 

Carruth

6/24/97

Timothy Lewis Choate

ADA ¾ Graveside funeral services for Timothy Lewis Choate, 16, of Konawa are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rosedale Cemetery.

Rev. Winston Curtis will officiate. Burial will be under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home.

Choate died in an explosion near Konawa early Sunday.

He was born Jan. 19, 1981, in Oklahoma City to Kathy and Robert Lewis Choate. He attended school at Hodges, moving to Konawa in October, 1995.

He was a student at Konawa High School, where he was a long-distance track runner. He was second runner-up in the state competition last year. He also played basketball.

He was a Baptist by faith.

Survivors include his mother, Kathy Choate of Oklahoma City; his father, Robert Lewis Choate, Mansfield, Texas; his grandfather, Lewis Choate, Hodges; and his grandmother, Virgie Weems, Konawa.

Pallbearers will include Adam Baker, Shawn Reeves, Chris Parker, ike Tenney and Jeff and Jason Park.

 

Untersee

 

Choate

8-12-97

Peggy Jean Cochran

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident, Peggy Jean (Beckett) Cochran will be held Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. at Crown Heights Christian Church in Oklahoma City.

Cochran died Saturday in Oklahoma City.

She was born to Si and Flossie (Eaton) Beckett in Wewoka. She attended New Lima High School and is a graduate of East Central University.

Cochran married Joseph E. Cochran Jr. He preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Jo-Ann Phillips.

Survivors include two sons, Joseph E. Cochran, Oklahoma City, and Michael Cochran, Columbus Ohio; one daughter, Karen Renfrow, Edmond; and one brother, Si Dean Beckett, Arlington, Texas.

Other survivors include three grandsons.

8-21-97

Vera Coleman

Graveside services for long time Sasakwa resident Vera Elizabeth Coleman, 71, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Lone Dove Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home

Coleman died Wednesday at her home.

Rev. Carl Wills will officiate the service.

Coleman was born Nov. 8, 1924 in Texas to Mont and Martha Welch.

She was raised in Sasakwa and a member of the Church of Christ.

She married Preston Coleman in 1951. He survives her of the home.

Coleman was preceded in death by two brothers, Larence Welch and Clifton Welch.

Other survivors include two sons, James Jacobs, Sasakwa, and Dalen Jacobs, Lawton; five sisters and two brothers.

Pallbearers include Kelton Welch, Gary Welch, Ronnie Welch, Chubby Welch, Jacky Reich and Danny Leslie.

Honorary bearers will be Shannon Welch, Jason Welch and Jimmy Welch.

8/6/97

Pauline Collins

Graveside services for Pauline Collins are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole. David Collins will officiate. Burial will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Collins, 79, died on Tuesday at McAlester Regional Health Center.

She was born March 27, 1918 in Seminole to Floyd Oscar Barton and Dora M. (Langford) Barton.

She married Leroy Collins April 18, 1936 in Sulphur. He preceded her in death on Dec. 1, l983.

Barton was the executive director of Seminole Campfire Girls and was a lifelong resident of Seminole County.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one grandson.

Survivors include a son, David Collins of Canadian; two daughters, Linda Arnhart and Paula Geuin of Canadian, and a niece she raised, Carol Raper of Konawa.

Other survivors include five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

8-28-97

Glen Collins

Graveside services for Glen Charles Collins, 69, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Ada under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Ada.

Rev. Harold Spooner will officiate.

Collins died Tuesday in Oklahoma City.

He was born Oct. 18, 1927 in Konawa to Benjamin and Artie (Crenshaw) Collins.

He graduated from Konawa High School, and from East Central State College.

Collins served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and in the U.S. Army as an officer during the Korean Conflict.

He served as a state representative from Konawa in 1950-54, and as a state senator representing Seminole and Pontotoc Counties from 1954-58.

He married Johnnie Stubbs on Oct. 16, 1952 in Ft. Smith, Ark. She survives him of the home.

Collins was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Delaney.

Other survivors include two sons, Glen C. Collins Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo. and Michael T. Collins, Madison, Wis.; one daughter, Suzanne Jones, Seminole; one brother, Gene Collins, Oklahoma City; one sister, Barbara Hale, Oklahoma City; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Military honors will be performed by Desert Storm Post #11194 from Konawa.

 

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9/10/97

Ben Frank Cummings

WEWOKA - Graveside services for lifelong Wewoka resident, Ben Frank Cummings, 78, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Cummings died Tuesday in Holdenville General Hospital.

Rev. Dan Factor will officiate. Burial will be under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Cummings was born in Wewoka on Sept. 13, 1918 to Richard Cummings and Myrtle (Bramlett) Cummings.

On Jan. 8, 1944 he married Irene Cummings in Wewoka; she survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, W. C. Cummings, and two sisters, Launa Henley and Viola Adams.

Other survivors include one son, James Cummings, Dallas and one daughter Myrtle Green, Yeager; three brothers, Bill Cummings, Gainesville, Texas, Perry Cummings, Arlington, Texas, and Jerry Cummings, Graham, Texas; one sister, Christeen Jones, Wewoka, three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

8/10/97

Mary Sue Davis

 

Mary Sue (Streater) Davis, formerly of Wewoka, died July 30, in her home in Oklahoma City.

Private cremation services were held.

Davis was born in Wewoka to A.F. and Golden Streater on January 7, 1918. She graduated from Wewoka High School.

She worked as a legal secretary until the beginning of WWII, when she volunteered in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps and was honorably discharged as Auxiliary First Class.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Wewoka.

Davis was married to Earl A. Davis. He preceded her in death in 1986.

The family requests memorials be made to Visiting Nurses Association of Oklahoma City, Wewoka Public Library or the Seminole Museum in Wewoka.

7/2/97

Rita Dawson

Rita Inez Dawson was born March 3, 1906 and died June 29, 1997 at the age of 91.

Graveside services were held Tuesday in El Reno. It was a victory celebration because she was looking forward to seeing Jesus.

Officiating was Rev. Terry Patterson, pastor of the Northwood Church of the Nazarene in Seminole.

Rita was well known in Seminole because she and her husband, Guiles Dawson, owned Dawson Flower Shop on State Street from l930 until it burned in 1972. Guiles passed away in l984 after a long illness.

Rita joined the Church of the Nazarene at the old location at 520 Simpson in l932 and was a charter member of the Northwood Church of the Nazarene when it was reorganized in l986 at the new location at 1227 Highway 9 West.

For more than 60 years she was active in the church serving as teacher and missionary president and many other positions.

In the late 1940s and early l950s the Dawson Flower Shop sponsored the Dawson Comets, a baseball team of teenage boys. There were two special rules, the boys must attend church and no games were ever played on Sunday or Wednesday evening.

Rita was a talented and prolific artist and poet. She was skillful in arranging flowers and catering weddings.

Rita leaves a great legacy to hundreds of Seminole children who passed through her Sunday School classes since l932. She not only taught the Bible but taught about life in the real world. She was a real inspiration to any who knew her.

Rita took care of her handicapped brother, Carl Winfrey, for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Guiles, three brothers and five sisters.

Survivors include a son and his wife, George W. and Harriet Dawson of Long Beach, Calif.; a sister, Letha Lemonn, also of Long Beach; four grandchildren, Kent Dawson of Seminole, Keith Dawson of Guthrie, Paula Russell of Louisiana and Donna Breslin of Long Beach.

She is survived by eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson and a host of friends and other relatives.

 

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7/29/97

Lindsey O. Denny

Graveside funeral services for Lindsey O. Denny were held at Wolf Cemetery, 10 miles south of Seminole at 10 a.m. today.

Services were officiated by Rev. Charles Welch of Owasso under the direction of Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home of Fairfax.

Denny died Saturday at the Fairfax Memorial Hospital at the age of 90.

He was born on Sept. 13, 1906 in Uniontown, Ark. to Jacob Simon Denny and Margaret E.(Morrison) Denny.

He attended Uniontown schools.

On Oct, 11, 1937, he married Pansy Evelyn Villines in Fort Smith, Ark.

The couple made their first home in Snomac, near Seminole before moving to Fairfax in 1977.

Denny had been self employed at a grocery business in Midwest City after working as a car salesman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three sister, Laura Hiatt, Flaura Cook and Florence Denny and one brother, Clyde Denny.

Denny is survived by a daughter, Carol Carver of Fairfax, one granddaughter, and one great granddaughter.

 

 

7/30/97

Helen Donnohue

Helen Jeffers Donnohue, 96, died on Monday at Britthaven of Jacksonville in North Carolina. Graveside services are set for Friday at 3 p.m. at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home. Indus England will officiate.

Donnohue was born on Oct. 14, 1900 in Indianapolis, Ind., to Helen Jeffers Burger.

She married Grover Lawson in 1945. In 1960 she married C. E. "Jack" Donnohue.

She was preceded in death by both husbands and her parents.

Donnohue lived in Seminole County for 62 years.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Seminole Church of Christ, OES, American Legion Auxiliary and Royal Neighbors.

Donnohue is survived by two sons, Grover Lawson of Hobbs, N.M., and George Lawson of Topeka, Kan., a daughter, Mary Lockhart of Hubert, N.C., a brother, C.K. "Ken" Plotner of Midland, Texas, eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

 

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Helen Tayloe Douthit

Funeral services for Helen Tayloe Douthit, 92, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday in the First United Methodist Church, Konawa. Rev. Nancy McCoy will officiate.

Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Edmond, under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

The long-time Konawa resident died Tuesday at the Jan Francis Nursing Home in Ada.

She was born on Jan. 26, 1905 in Shreveport, La., to Harry T. Styron and Mary (Bass) Styron. She moved to Konawa in 1927.

On Aug. 1, 1929, she married Roy Sanders Douthit in Konawa; he preceded her in death on Jan. 30, 1985.

A retired school teacher, she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta and an Oklahoma University graduate of 1926.

She was a member of the Pioneer Study Club, treasurer of the Methodist Church, and a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She also served on the board of the Konawa Health Center, a board member of the Kenneth Library and a member of the Konawa Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include one son, Styron Douthit, Konawa, on daughter Helen Lee Duckett, Oklahoma City, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

The family requests donations be sent to the First United Methodist Church, Konawa.

Pallbearers will be James Duckett, Chris Berghoff, Keith Simmons and Paul Douthit.

 

 

8-21-97

Silas Duncan

Funeral services for Seminole resident Silas "Sie" Duncan, 81, are pending with Swearingen Funeral Home.

Duncan died Thursday morning.

8-22-97

Silas Duncan

Funeral services for Silas "Sie" Duncan, 81, will be held in the chapel of the Swearingen Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service.

Duncan died in his home on Thursday.

He was born Oct. 2, 1915 in Earlsboro to Andrew Jackson and Florence (Turentine) Duncan.

Duncan moved to Seminole in 1934.

He was a veteran of the Coast Guard.

Duncan worked and retired from Wrangler.

He married Dortha "Dorothy" Houck Jan. 24, 1944 in Wewoka. She survives him of the home.

Duncan is preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother.

Survivors include his wife, two sons, Jimmy Duncan, Earlsboro, and David Duncan, Seminole; one daughter, Mary Hagerty, Lexington; one brother, Ed Duncan, Seminole; and one sister, Bonnie Schlueter, Seminole.

Other survivors include seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Tom Castle, George Howell, Richard Houck, Mark Schlueter, Thomas Marshall, and Joe Craig.

Honorary pallbearers will be nephews.

8-12-97

 

Lweda Joyce Eagleston

Graveside memorial services for Lweda Joyce Eagleston, 66, mother of Seminole resident Beth Wright, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetary under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

Eagleston died Saturday in Shawnee.

Rev. Glenn C. Peck of First Baptist Church, St. Louis, Okla., will officiate the services.

She was born February 19, 1931 to Jodie and Etta Cora (Moorehead) Robbins in Eldorado, Okla.

She lived in Reydon Okla. where she graduated high school in 1947.

Eagleston lived in Amarillo for nearly 30 years, where she was the supervisor of housekeeping at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo for 17 years. Upon retirement, she moved back to Oklahoma and has lived in Tecumseh since 1994.

She is preceded in death by her parents and one son, Ivan Leroy Eagleston III.

Survivors include one son, Gary Eagleston, Red River, N.M.; five daughters, Loretta Lyles, Red River, N.M., Beth Wright, Seminole, Jackie Marley, Madera, Cal., Mattie McSperritt and Etta Vawter, both of Tecumseh; three brothers, Roy Robbins, Tecumseh, James Robbins, Dumas, Texas, and Bill Robbins, Amarillo, Texas; and three sisters, Mildred Ballew, Lubbock, Texas, Nona Miller, Snow Flake, Ariz., and Ann Seba, Lubbock, Texas

Other survivors include 12 grandchildren.

The family has established a memorial fund at First United Bank of Tecumseh.

6/19/97

Sandra Easter

Funeral services for Sandra Easter, 48, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Seminole.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley will officiate, and burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Easter died Tuesday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

She was born in Pryor Feb. 1, 1949 to Don and Jewell Raney.

She married Jerry Wayne Easter on Oct. 3, 1993, and she worked as a homemaker and a nurse’s aid.

Raney had lived in the Seminole area for 24 years.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; her parents, of Seminole; one son, Nathaniel Moran of Columbia, Mo.; one daughter, Amy Moran of Talequah, and one brother, David Raney of Alexandria, Va.

 

 

 

6/19/97

Daniel Edwards

Daniel A. Edwards, 71, died at his home in Wewoka on Thursday. Graveside services are set for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka. Wayne Parker will officiate.

Interment will follow and is under the direction of Stout Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Edwards was born on Sept. 6, 1925 in LeFlore County in the Kiamichi Mountains to Doc and Victoria Edwards.

He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He lived in Houston and moved back to the Wewoka area in l973.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille of the home; two sons, Daniel Edwards and Haskell R. Streater of Wewoka; one daughter, Elizabeth Cordoni of Wewoka; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by on daughter, Georgia Lou Jane Edwards in August of 1978.

 

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7/29/97

Charles J. Erwin

Funeral services for Charles J. Erwin will be held at Mission Home Baptist Church of Wewoka on Wednesday with Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Erwin died Sunday at Shawnee Regional Hospital at the age of 80.

He was born on Jan.19, 1917 in Red Oak to Jack and Ethel Erwin.

He had been a resident of Wewoka since 1926.

Erwin became a member of the Mission Home Baptist Church in 1932.

He married Neva Crawford of New Lima in 1938.

The retired rancher and lumber company employee served as a Sergeant in the Army Air Force during World War II with the 9th Air Force Division.

Erwin was preceded in death by his daughter, Charleta Haskins.

He is survived by his wife, Neva, brother, Asa Erwin of Wewoka, sister, Jewel Eaves of Red Oak.

Erwin had two grandsons and two great-grandsons.

 

7/16/97

Genevieve Fast

Genevieve Rhesa Brown Fast, 86, died on Monday at Seminole Municipal Hospital. Graveside services are set for 11 a.m. Thursday at White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Wichita, Kan., under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home. Rick Cline will officiate.

Fast was born July 3, l911 in Augusta, Kan., to David Landsdowne and Emma (Clause) Landsdowne.

She moved to Seminole seven years ago from Wichita where she had resided for 79 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband Clyde Brown in 1970; and by her second husband, Ezra Fast in l990.

Fast was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include three stepsons, John Fast of Dallas, David Fast of Corpus Christi, and Robert Fast of Denver; and three step-daughters, Linda Snow of Seminole, Sandra Moore of Moore and Nancy Golden of Huntington Beach, Calif.; and five step-grandchildren.

 

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7/16/97

Darryl Fisher

Darryl Wayne Fisher, 41, died at his home in Eufaula. Memorial services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at Merritt Funeral Service Chapel in Eufaula.

Fisher was born Nov. 18, l955 in Seminole to Bill Fisher and Opal (Fisher) Bellows.

He is survived by his mother and step-father, Opal and Alvin Bellows of Eufaula; two children, Sherri Ann Arnold, Kingston; and April Rene Fisher of Louisville, Texas; a sister, Janice Kay Murphy, Meda, Ark.; stepsister, Brenda Jeane Walker of Denton, Texas; a step-brother, Michael Grant Bellows of Louisville, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Fisher, and his grandparents.

 

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6/19/97

Jerry Flanagan

Jerry Pat Flanagan, 61, died on Tuesday in Oklahoma City. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Bill Merritt Memorial Chapel in Bethany.

He was born May 25, 1936 to Eugene and Frances Godfrey Flanagan in El Reno.

He lived in Seminole through high school. He played football for Seminole and remained close to his teammates over the years.

He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in l958.

He was a member of the Acacia Fraternity. He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in l986.

He established FCI which he presided over for the last 10 years. He was a member of St. Mark’s Methodist Church and was a member of the Royal Order of the Moose in Yukon.

Flanagan is survived by his wife, Nelda of the home; two sons, Sean Flanagan of Bethany and Kelly Flanagan of Decatur, Texas; one daughter, Carrie Flanagan of Bethany; one brother, Mike Flanagan of Denver; and three grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jim Flanagan.

 

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7/27/97

Patsy Gillham

Patsy Ruth (Prewitt) Gillham, 56, died on Friday at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud. Rev. Robert Ingram will officiate.

Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Knight Funeral Home in Maud.

Gillham was born Feb. 25, l941 in Konawa to Robert E. Prewitt and Irene (Snider) Prewitt.

She lived most of her life in Maud, St. Louis and Konawa areas.

She retired one month ago due to health reasons from the Oncology Department at Cancer Care Center at Shawnee Regional Hospital in Shawnee.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Paul Prewitt.

Survivors include one son, Steven Gillham of Oklahoma City, one daughter Sherry McCracken of Maud, three brothers, Bob Prewitt of Shawnee, Tom Prewitt of Eufaula and Roy Prewitt of Konawa, and two grandchildren.

 

8-27-97

Billy Joe Gray

Funeral services for former Bowlegs resident Billy Joe Gray, 63, were held Monday at Frye’s Funeral Chapel in Blythe, Calif.

He was born Dec. 17, 1933 in Hazel, Okla. to Alva and Lela Gray. They preceded him in death.

Gray was a veteran of the Korean War and a steel construction worker.

He is also preceded in death by one son, Michael Gray; two brothers, Lafollette M. Gray and J.L. (Cotton) Gray; and one sister, Geneva Gray.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria Gray, of the home; four sons, Kenneth Flippo, Chino, Calif., Terry Gray, Long Beach, Calif., Billy Joe Gray Jr., Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and Jackie Gray, Atlanta, Ga.; three daughters, LaDonna Flippo, Ehrenberg, Ariz., Judy Peterson, Mitchell, Okla., and Marilyn Farris; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Sterling and Cleo Gray, Midwest City, Alva Lynn Gray, Konawa; two sisters and brother-in-law, Mrs. Charley Weaver, Bowlegs and Shirley and Donald Linn, Sanger, Texas; and one sister-in-law, Irene Gray, Oklahoma City.

Other survivors include 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

 

8-29-97

Jessica Gregg

Funeral services for Jessica Lynn Gregg, 9, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Wetumka.

Rev. Kelvin Mosley will officiate the services.

Burial will be in the Wetumka Cemetery under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home of Wetumka.

Gregg died Wednesday in Seminole.

She was born June 3, 1988 in Ada to Kevin and Gwenda (Thompson) Gregg.

Gregg spent her early years in Holdenville where she began school. She moved with her family to Seminole three years ago.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Richard Gregg,

Survivors include her parents, three brothers, Kevin Jr., Douglas and Dustin Gregg, all of the home; three grandparents, Patricia Gregg, Seminole, and Jim and Melba Thompson, Holdenville; and three great-grandparents, Rose Thompson, Holdenville, Helen McCoy, Wetumka and Katheryn Peters, Seminole.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Howell, Brad Bohannon, John Carlisle, Kevin Roberts, Sean Carlisle, and Carl Krouse.

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Norma Hale

Funeral services for Seminole resident Norma Joyce Tarpley Hale, 64, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Minister Glen Eaves will officiate the closed casket services.

Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Hale died Wednesday at Norman Regional Hospital.

She was born May 29, 1933 in Holdenville to Roy Francis and Bertha (Eaves) Tarpley.

Hale was raised in Hughes and Seminole Counties. She was president of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 204.

She married Lawnie Wilburn Hale on Jan. 8, 1949. He preceded her in death.

Hale was also preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Inez Tarpley; and three brothers, George, Chelsea and Ed Tarpley.

Survivors include three children, Sharon (Hale) Post, Seminole, Donna (Hale) Houck, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Jerrie (Hale) Price, Oklahoma City; four brothers, Marvin Tarpley, Hollis, Jack Tarpley and Odell Tarpley, both of Wewoka, and Verlin Tarpley, Norman; two sisters, Mary Lou Watters, Sasakwa, and Wanda Hand, Wewoka.

Other survivors include five grandchildren, Scott Houck, Adam Houck, Stacy Post Suldovsky, Julie Price Harris, and Janice Price Wingfield; three great-grandchildren, Brock Lee Harris, Ashley Marie Harris, and Shelby Wingfield; and a special friend, Loyd Sneed, Seminole.

 

 

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7/27/97

Bonnie Harjo

Bonnie Mae Harjo, 65, died on Friday at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Middlecreek #2 Indian Baptist Church. Reverends Allison Phillips and Jimmy Anderson will officiate.

Burial will follow at Church Cemetery in Holdenville under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wake services are scheduled for Sunday night 6-8 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Harjo was born Nov. 4, 1931 in Bowlegs to Dave Walker and Ruth Wise Walker. She married V. V. Harjo on Feb. 18, 1950 in Ada.

She lived in Bowlegs until moving to San Francisco in l950. She returned to Bowlegs in l961.

She was a secretary for the Seminole State College Library and was a member of the Middlecreek #2 Indian Baptist Church.

Harjo is preceded in death by her husband who died in l991, her parents, a sister, Betty Henshaw, and three children, Vincent, Colleen and Brenda Harjo.

She is survived by two sons, Glen Harjo of Oklahoma City, Anthony Wayne Harjo of Bowlegs; two daughters, Cynthia Yerby of Wolf and Christi Harjo of Midwest City.

Other survivors include two brothers, Alfred Walker of Seminole and Wallace Johnson of Calvin.

Casket bearers include Gene Harjo, James Lewis, Harry Walker, Charlie Miller, Bennie Boykin, Wayne Bailey.

Honorary casket bearers include Donald Bailey, Charlie Bailey, James McAlvain, Mike Brown, Jim Mitchell and Danny Gomez.

 

 

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7-27-97

Harold Hill

Graveside funeral services for Harold S. Hill, 78, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Little Cemetery.

Eugene Warrenburg will give the eulogy. A U.S. Marine Corps honor guard will perform the military rites.

Hill died July 18 at his home in Orange, Calif.

He was born May 21, 1919, in Cromwell to Charles and Ollie (Nichols) Hill. He received his elementary and secondary education in Seminole County.

Hill graduated from Strother High School in 1936 and Seminole Junior College in 1938.

He completed his bachelors degree at East Central State College in 1938 and taught two years at Excelsior High School, near Cromwell, before enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1942.

He retired after 20 years of service at the rank of lieutenant colonel. During the Korean conflict, he was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service.

Following Hill’s retirement from the Marine Corps, he was selected by North American Rockwell as director of Manpower Development for the Apollo Project, which placed America’s first man on the moon.

He later went into real estate and lived the rest of his life in Orange.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother; sisters Doris and Rachel; and brother James.

Survivors include two daughters, Vickie Nauck, Riverside, Calif., and Nancy Schwab of Monrovia, Calif.; three brothers, Gene, Bryce and Frank, all of Shawnee; one sister, Wanda Cardenas, Edmond; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

8/17/97

Vera Hoskison

Funeral services for Seminole resident Vera Lillian Hoskison, 86, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Robert Westfall will officiate the services.

Burial will take place at Little Cemetary.

Hoskison died Friday at Pioneer Nursing Home.

She was born July 9, 1911, in Ardmore to Lee and Polly (Stephens) Parr.

Hoskison, a homemaker, lived most of her life in Seminole and was a member of Haney Methodist Church.

She married Raymond Earl Hoskison on July 17, 1933 in Duncan. He survives her of the home.

Other survivors include her husband, one daughter, Vera Jean Orrell, Seminole; two sisters, Elsie Slayton, Ariz. and Marie Young, Duncan; one granddaughter, one great-granddaughter, and one step-grandson.

 

8-31-97

Tony Houck

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Tony Allen Houck, 22, will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Holdenville.

Rev. Harold Turner will officiate the services.

Interment will be in the Wetumka Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Houck died Saturday morning.

He was born July 22, 1975 to Lucky Lynn and Sharla (Osborn) Houck. He lived in Seminole before moving to Holdenville while still in junior high school.

Houck graduated from Holdenville High School in 1993.

He married Erin Lee Evans on Aug. 12, 1995 in Seminole. He was employed by Willace Inc. of Wewoka.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1980, and grandfather, W. H. Houck Sr. in 1969.

Survivors include his wife and one daughter, Dakota, both of the home; his mother and step-father, Bobby Bunch, Holdenville; one sister, Traci Bowen, Holdenville; one step-brother, John Bunch, Shawnee; four grandparents, Shirley and Charlie Osborn, Wetumka and Naoma and Ernest Robinson, Seminole.

Pallbearers will be Jessie Williams, Michael Jones, Emery Lincoln, Mike Allen, Ray Dyer, Cory Zellner, Chad Epperly, Sean Clapp, Marcus Tilley, Jeff Madden and Cory Madden.

9-2-97

Drew Houck

Funeral services for Drew Evelyn (Westerman) Houck, 79, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Roy Robertson officiated the services.

Interment was at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Houck died Sunday at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born Aug. 29, 1918 in Dripping Springs, Ark. to Rev. Andrew Marcus Laffette and Martha Lucrecia (Cheatwood) Westerman.

Houck came to Seminole from Malvern, Ark. 65 years ago.

She married Clifford Clinton Houck Feb. 18, 1935 in Wewoka. She was a member of Twin Oaks Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, eight brothers, 10 sisters, and one grandson, Glen Don Garner.

Survivors include two sons, Clifford D. Houck and Ken C. Houck, both of Seminole; one daughter, Margaret Garner, Maud; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grand-children; and one great-great-grand-child.

Casket bearers were Jessie Taylor, Alton Jewel Taylor, Lavern Houck, Joe Lee Houck, Lenard Houck and Charles Lee.

Honorary casket bearers were Bill Garner, Larry Houck and Eugene Houck.

 

Arvel Joseph Hughes

KONAWA - Military funeral services for former Seminole County resident, Arvel Joseph "Cadillac" Hughes, 84, are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Pickard Funeral Chapel. Rev. Joe Dixon will officiate, assisted by Rev. Richard Winters.

Interment will follow at the Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Hughes died Thursday at his home in Ada.

He was born in Konawa on Jan. 14, 1913 to John Joseph Hughes and Lannie Lenora (Reynolds) Hughes. He lived most of his life in Seminole County.

On Sept. 20, 1948, he married Era Wanna Cravens in Bentonville, Ark. She survives him of the home.

Hughes was a veteran of World War II.

He was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church of Byng.

Other survivors include one sister, Eva Fullingin, one step-son, Paul Stephen Reyholds and two grandchildren.

 

9-5-97

Ada Lee Jones

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Ada Lee Jones, 97, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Denison, Texas.

Rev Keith Boone and Rev. Jim Goodwin will officiate the service.

Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Shawnee under the direction of Johnson-Moore Funeral Home of Denison, Texas.

Jones was born July 7, 1900 at Mangum in Indian Territory to George and Lila (Curtis) Norris. She attended schools in Mangum.

She served as the grand noble of the Wewoka Rebekah Lodge in 1935, and served various offices in the Wewoka Eastern Star and was a member of the United Methodist Women.

Jones married H.B. Jones in Chandler. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Vike Swart of Denison, Texas.

The family asks for memorials to be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 101 E. U.S. Highway 69, Denison, Texas.

 

8/7/97

Farris Etta Keisman

Funeral services for the mother of Seminole resident Jim Keisman are scheduled for Saturday.

Farris Etta Keisman, 92, died Wednesday afternoon at Pink Bud Golden Years Retirement Village in Greenwood, Ark.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at McConnell Funeral Chapel, Greenwood.

Burial will follow in Huntington City Cemetery.

She was born May 27, 1905, in Huntington, Ark., where she lived until 1991 when she moved to the nursing home.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Huntington for 80 years, a member of Order of Eastern Star and was president of the Huntington City Cemetery Association for 41 years.

She served for many years on the Sebastian County Election Board.

Keisman was preceded in death by her husband, Gus, on Dec. 24, 1980, and one son, Warren.

Survivors include five sons and four daughters-in-law, Jim and Caroline Keisman of Seminole, David and Nancy of Fort Smith, Ark., Gene and Goldie of Clinton Township, Mich., Oran of Prentiss, Miss., and Paul and Faye, also of Prentiss; one daughter, Mary Etta Moore, Phoenix, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren including of Bryan Keisman of Seminole and Brent Keisman of Dallas; and 19 great-grandchildren.

 

8-20-97

Jerry King

Graveside services for Jerry King, 77, of Sasakwa, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Lone Dove Cemetery in Sasakwa under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Rev. Lee Wayne Fowler will be officiating the service.

King died Tuesday evening in his home.

He was born in Sasakwa April 6, 1920, to Dempsey and Laura (Davis) King. Raised in Sasakwa, he attended Lone Dove School. He served in the United States Army during World War II.

After the war, King came back Sasakwa where he took care of his mother and sister. There he met and married his wife, Billie Jean (Weaver) King.

King retired from construction work in 1979.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife, two daughters, Tanya Oke, Shady Cove, Oregon and Laura Lee Osborne, Elmore City; seven granchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Jack H. Lane

Graveside services for Jack H. Lane, 63, are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Holdenville Cemetery.

Terry Newell will officiate. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Lane died Thursday in Shawnee Regional Hospital.

He was born April 22, 1934 in Lamar to John F. Lane and Lucille (Cox) Lane.

On Jan. 3, 1955, he married Ernestine Powers in Lamar, Mo.; she survives him of the home in Seminole.

Lane moved to Seminole in 1962 from El Reno. He was a mechanic at auto dealership and was a self-employed contract welder.

He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Lane was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, John Lane.

Other survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jack Roger Lane and Paula Lane, Midland, Tex., a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Phillip Pennington, Seminole, three brothers, Dean Lane and Rod Lane, both of Seminole and Ted Lane, Oklahoma City, and two sisters, Priscilla Wilson, Lindsay and Mary Allen, Dallas.

Further survivors are six grandchildren, Marva, Ryan, Lori, Tina, Chris and Joe, and two great-grandchildren, Dawn and Gabriela.

Casket bearers will be Lane’s brothers.

 

7/31/97

Bill Langston

BARTLESVILLE ¾ Funeral services for William Paul "Bill" Langston, 66, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Blackburn Chapel, west of Shawnee. Burial will be under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home.

Langston died Tuesday at his home in Bartlesville.

He was born Oct. 13, 1930, in Seminole to William F. and Sarah Z. (Fulcher) Langston.

He was raised and received his education in Seminole, and graduated from high school in 1948. He then entered the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict.

Langston was later employed with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol as a trooper and worked on the Will Rogers Turnpike in the Vinita area until his retirement in 1977 after 20 years service.

He was then employed in the security department of Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville for 15 years.

He married Rosemary Alexander on Feb. 5, 1979, in Bartlesville. She survives him, of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Paul Langston, Tulsa, and Mark Langston, Vinita; one daughter, Cheryl Gilbreath, Miami; one stepdaughter, Paula Eggert, Sand Springs; one brother, Phil Langston, Shawnee; one sister, Frances Adams, Nashville, Tenn.; and six grandchildren.

8-21-97

Margie Lehman

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Margie Mae Lehman, 91, will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Lehman died Wednesday at Ranch Terrace Nursing Home in Sapulpa.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the services.

Lehman was born in Denton County, Texas on Feb.13, 1906 to George Harvey and Allie (Lee) Coffey Kelly.

Lehman, a homemaker, was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was also a member of Church of God.

She married Roland R. Lehman on July 5, 1947 in Ft. Smith, Ark.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband George Thomas, second husband Lehman, three brothers, Bartley Coffey, Eaph Coffey and George Coffey; and three sisters, Bessie White, Mattie Davis and Feeby Estep.

Survivors include one daughter, Lucille Hughes of Sapulpa; and one grandchild.

8/8/97

 

Jennie Kinney Leitka

 

Funeral services for Jennie Kinney Leitka, 79, of Wewoka will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Wake services are set for 6:30 p.m. tonight at the chapel.

Leitka died Wednesday at Holdenville General Hospital.

Rev. Bill Tiger and Rev. Mike McConnell will officiate. Interment following the services will be at Kinney Family Cemetery, Wewoka.

Leitka was born on April 24, 1918 north of Wewoka to Toney and Mary (Larney) Chupco and lived in the area all her life. She graduated from Chilocco Indian School in 1938.

Her first husband, Wison Kinney, preceded her on June 18, 1968. She was also preceded in death by her second husband, John Leitka, on Aug. 17, 1978.

Leitka was also preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Robert and C.W. Kinney, on July 8, 1959.

Survivors include ten children, Jerry Baker, Sapulpa, Wilma Kinney, Colorado Springs, Co., Woodrow Kinney, Shawnee, Julia Lewis, Amarillo, Tex., Agnes Webster, Oklahoma City, Augusta Smith, Tahlequah, George Kinney, Wewoka, Curtis Kinney, Muskogee, Martha Walker, Rolla, N.D., and Reuben Kinney, Wewoka.

Other survivors include 19 grandchildren and four great-grand-children.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Baker, Stacy Kinney, Joshua Smith, Jared Smith, Derik Baker and Conchate Webster.

8-29-97

Dola Marshall

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Dola Marshall, 86, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Mark Marshall will officiate the services.

Interment will be at Little Cemetery.

Marshall died Thursday at Shawnee Regional Hospital.

She was born March 28, 1911 in Henryetta to William and Nancy (Brashears) Miles.

A homemaker, Marshall was a member of the First Church of God in Seminole.

She was married to Jack Marshall. He preceded her in death.

Marshall was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister, one granddaughter, and one great-granddaughter.

Survivors include two sons, James Marshall, Seminole and Harold Marshall, Watonga; two daughters, Debbie Mitchell and Janice Hughes, both of Seminole; 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grand-children, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Terry Marshall, Jerry Marshall, Jason Mitchell, Michael Johnson, Ken Hughes, and John Lofton.

8-26-97

William Martin

Funeral services for former Seminole resident William Lee Martin, 58, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Tri-City Christian Center.

Rev. Floyd Tate will officiate services, assisted by Rev. Marion Hadsell and LTC. Jerry Davidson.

Burial will be at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Martin died Sunday at Veterans Hospital in Muskogee.

He was born Nov. 2, 1938 in Maud to Byron and Alma (Walker) Martin.

He graduated from Maud High School, and from Seminole State College. He was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church.

Martin served as Sergeant in the National Guard.

Survivors include his parents, two daughters, Kara Shook, Okemah and Kim Walls, Seminole; two brothers, Charles Martin, Okemah, and Tommy Martin, Seminole; three sisters, Doris Roberts, Alva, Sue Parsons, Seminole and Mary Gates, Tecumseh; Lequita Martin, Seminole; and three grandchildren.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the American Red Cross.

Casket will remain open at Swearingen Funeral Home until 9 a.m. Wednesday, the will be closed and will not be reopened.

Casket bearers will be Military Honor Guard.

7/3/97

Louis A. "Hook" Mayfield

Louis A. "Hook" Mayfield, former Varnum resident, died Monday, June 23, at his home in Owensville, Ind.

Mayfield was born July 30, 1921 in Octavia to Calvin (Shorty) and Ozie Mayfield; they preceded him in death. A sister, Marie McClendon also preceded him in death.

In 1940, Mayfield graduated from Varnum High School and married Jimmie May Quinalty; she survives him of the home in Owensville.

He was retired from General Electric in Mt. Vernon, Inc. He had previously worked in the oil industry, and retired from Superior Oil Company in 1969 after 28 years.

Mayfield was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a 50-year member of the Sheba Masonic Lodge #200 at Grayville, Ill.

Other survivors include two sons, Nicky Louis Mayfield, Omaha, Neb. And Charles Lee Mayfield, Princeton, Ind., a brother, Archie Joe Mayfield, Vandervoort, Ark. And six grandchildren.

Funeral services were at Holders Funeral home in Owensville, with the Rev. Ken Nelson officiating. Interment was in the Owensville Cemetery.

 

 

Devona Branch McGee

OKLAHOMA CITY - Funeral services for Devona (Dee Dee) Branch McGee, 26, are scheduled for noon Thursday at Temple & Sons Chapel, 2801 N. Kelley in Oklahoma City.

Bro. Robert Rivers will officiate. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. in Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Dinner will be served at the Westside Community Center, 101 N. Seminole, in Wewoka.

McGee died Friday in Oklahoma City.

She was born April 20, 1971 in Washington D.C. to Lucile and Walter Branch.

She attended Butner Schools for grades 6-8th and graduated from Western Heights School in Oklahoma City in 1989.

McGee received an Associates Degree in accounting from Southwest Community College and was pursuing an education degree at the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond.

She is survived by her husband Zee McGee and one daughter Alexandria McGee, of the home.

Other survivors are her mother, Lucile Branch, Wewoka, a brother Julian Branch, Ft. Hood, Killeen Texas, three grandmothers, Lucile Hardin, Wewoka, Anna Gains, Oklahoma City, and Dorothy Branch, Glade Springs, Fla.

Pallbearers are scheduled to be Marvin Osborne Jr., Reginald O. Foster, Bruce M. Osborne, Clint Osborne, Charles Rogers Sr., and Collie Branch.

Honorary pallbearers are William Hardin, Carl Hardin, Andrew Osborne and Jamar McGee.

 

 

 

 

8-19-97

Russell McGehee

Graveside services for the grandson of a Bowlegs couple will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Russell "Rusty" Harold McGehee, 36, died Sunday at Eufaula.

Services are to be held at Mallette Cemetery, Eufaula, under the direction of Marritt Funeral Services, Eufaula.

Rev. Ronnie Drake will officiate.

McGehee was born Sept. 1, 1960 in Oklahoma City to Hubert Harold McGehee and Donna Carol Harris.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his mother; one daughter, Brandi McGehee, Stidham; one son, John McGehee, Stidham; two sisters, Lessia Williams, Grand Prairie, Texas and Lezle Pierece, Porum, Okla.; one brother, Jay Demory, Van Buren, Ark.; and grandparents, John and Frankie Johnson, Bowlegs.

Estelle McJunkins

ADA ¾ Funeral services for Estelle McJunkins, 98, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Southwest Church of Christ.

John C. Netherton and Ronny Johns will officiate; burial will follow in Rosedale Cemetery under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

McJunkins died Wednesday at an Ada nursing home.

She was born Oct. 12, 1898, in Kings Mill, Ark., to Oscar and Martha Alice (Paden) Murphy.

She received a bachelor’s degree from East Central University. She taught third grade at Seminole and Prairie View Schools for 35 years. She moved to Seminole County in 1975.

She was a member of the Retired Teacher Association and active in the National Education Association.

She married T.O. McJunkins in 1916; he died July 25, 1982.

Survivors include one daughter, Alice Ruth Adams, Ada; one brother, Melvil Murphy, Bartlesville; one sister, Pat Hughes, Bartlesville; one granddaughter, four great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will include Yul Dotson, Ronny Johns, John C. Netherton and Bill Hargraves.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4900 N. Portland, Suite, 116, Oklahoma City, 73112.

 

 

6/17/97

Charles McKay

Charles P. McKay, 78, of Del City died on Saturday. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bill Eisenhour S. E. Chapel with burial at Magnolia Cemetery in Bristow.

McKay worked for Haliburton at Seminole and Bristow for over 20 years; he retired in l971.

He owned and operated McKay’s Carpet Store in Bristow for six years, then he worked as a salesman for Green’s Liquefied Gas in Chickasha where he worked and lived until retiring in l988.

He moved to Del City in l988.

McKay is survived by his wife Naomi, of the home; three sons, Ron McKay of Enid; Charles P. McKay Jr. of New Braunfels, Texas and Michael McKay of Wewoka; one daughter, Connie Bond of Aubrey, Texas; and 11 grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his first wife Kitty, parents, a sister, Inez and four brothers, Roy, Joe, Frank and George.

 

Garnet Morton

Garnet E. Morton, 79, died on Friday in Oklahoma City. Services were held on Monday at 10 a.m. at Cooper Funeral Chapel in Tecumseh. Dr. Jim Myers delivered the eulogy. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Morton was born Jan. 1, l918 in Powell to Robert Edward and Maggie Woods Scribner. She was raised in Powell and lived in Wewoka for 32 years prior to her relocation to Tecumseh in l970.

She married Richard J. Morton in Marshal County in October l934. He preceded her in death on March 27, l984.

Morton was a seamstress for Big Yank garment factory in Wewoka.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Guthrie Jones and Gladys Boles; and three brothers, Isaac, Earl and Walter Scribner.

Survivors included a daughter, Charlene Doris Young of Dallas; two sons, Wendell Morton of Stillwater, and Ralph B. Morton of Wewoka; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Violet Eppler of Madill, Lucille Sartin of Edmond; two brothers, Vernon Scribner of Kingston, and Aubrey Scribner of Tishomingo.

 

 

8-31-97

Gertrude Neal

Funeral Services for Gertrude Franklin Neal, 87, were held Saturday at the Upper Room Church of God in Christ.

Burial was at Westwood Cemetery.

Neal died Tuesday at Pioneer Nursing Home.

She was born Dec. 12, 1908 in Sherman, Texas, to James and Mamie (Springs) Franklin.

Neal taught music in the Seminole School District, until she moved to Idabel, where she taught until retirement.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tez Shaw, her first husband; Ed Neal, her second husband; one son, and one brother.

Survivors include one sister, Maggie Lee Smith.

8-22-97

Willie Lea Newby

Funeral services were held Thursday for former Seminole resident Willie Lea Newby, 94, at the South Colonial Chapel of Vondel L. Smith and Son Mortuary in Oklahoma City.

Interment was at Little Cemetery.

Newby died Tuesday.

She was born Jan. 24, 1903 in Baird, Texas, to John and Catherine (Green) Russell. She was a homemaker and a member of Southwood Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

Newby was preceded in death by her husband, C.J. Newby; and two daughters, Evelyn "Boots" Gove and Betty Lounge.

She is survived by three sons, Bob Hutchinson, Lake Charles, La., Charles Edward Newby, Madill, and James Newby, Oklahoma City; one daughter, Anita McDonald, Ponca City; one brother, Cecil Green, Rome, Ga.; and one sister, Thelma Lewis, Davis.

Other survivors include 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Gary Ogle

Graveside funeral services for Gary Lee Ogle, 50, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley, pastor of First Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 6-7 p.m. tonight.

Ogle died Monday at his home after a seven-month bout with cancer.

He was born Sept. 14, 1947, in Milan, Mo., to Ralph and Silvia (Neeley) Ogle.

He graduated from Browning (Mo.) High School in 1965 and served in the U.S. armed forces during the Vietnam War.

He worked for the Constitution Tribune in Chilicothe, Mo., for 14 years before moving to Seminole.

He was employed as production manager at The Seminole Producer for 14 years, retiring in December.

Ogle was a member of First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronnie Ogle.

Survivors include one son, Douglas Ogle, and his fiance, Carla Crossley, Blackwell; two daughters and one son-in-law, Dana and Steve Cunningham, Shawnee, and Cristena Ogle, of the home; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Patty and Franklin Cartwright, Brookline, Mo., and Marsha and Darrell Coram, Republic, Mo.; one grandson, Alek Cunningham; one niece, Resa Trader, and one nephew, Robbie Coram.

6/19/97

Gladys Payne

Funeral services for Gladys Rose Payne, 77, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Pickard Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa.

Lizzie Jones will officiate, and burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Payne died Monday in Taft, Calif.

She was born Dec. 17, 1919 to George Van and Rebecca Danner.

She lived in Konawa most of her life, where she worked as a housewife.

Survivors include two sons, Virgil Payne of Oregon and Clyde Payne, Jr. of Arizona; four daughters, Gwendolyn Jones of Konawa, Nyoka Griffin of Newalla, Karryette Johnson of Arizona, and Betty Cloud of California; 13 grandchildren, and several great and great-great grandchildren.

7/30/97

Noah Peters

Noah William Peters, 92, died in the Duncan Regional Hospital on Tuesday. Funeral services are set for Friday at 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Sasakwa. B. W. Goodson will officiate.

Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Peters was born on July 20, 1905 in Yeager.

Peters lived in Sasakwa for 65 years. He owned the Texaco Service Station in Sasakwa for 50 years. He was a member of the Sasakwa First Baptist Church, was an active Mason, and a member of the Sasakwa Senior Citizens’ group.

He is survived by a son, John R. Peters of Marlow, a daughter, Susan Hicks of Amarillo, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

 

Margie Jean Plumlee

Graveside services for Margie Jean (Griffin) Plumlee, 64, a life-long Seminole resident, are set for 2 p.m. Monday at Little Cemetery. Rev. Steve Cline will officiate.

Interment is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Plumlee died Saturday at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born Nov. 19, 1932 in Seminole to Earl Griffin and Susie Frances (Wintz) Griffin. Both parents have preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Roger Carr, Birmingham, Ala., and Steve Plumlee, Fayetteville, Ark., one daughter, Glenda Roberson, Wellston, one sister, Juanita Allen, Houston, Texas, seven grandchildren and her best friend, George Fain, of the home.

 

8-31-97

Frances Posey

Graveside Services for Seminole resident Frances Yvonne (Willis) Posey, 72, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service.

Posey died Saturday at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa.

She was born April 6, 1925 in Caddo County to Hugh Densmore Willis and Etta Emily (Lansford) Willis Biggers. Her family moved to Seminole in the 1930s.

She worked at Sooner Drug in Seminole for many years, and at a sandwich shop in the same building for several more years.

Posey was married to Foster David "Bill" Posey. He preceded her in death on Jan. 4, 1973.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother, Kathleen Willis; and two brothers, Everett and Leo Willis.

Survivors include one son, Thomas Allen Posey, Prague; one daughter, Joyce Reeves, Broken Arrow; two brothers, Hugh Willis Jr., Joplin, Mo., and Lawrence Willis, Chickasha; one half-brother, Don Willis, Aurora, Colo.; one step-brother, Calvin Posey, Enid; two sisters, Dorothy Hucheson, Tulsa and Betty Hokanson, Newcastle, Wyo.; one half-sister, Sandra Andre, Calif.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation hours are from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. Monday.

Robert Qualls

Robert S. Qualls, 75, passed away at University Hospital in Oklahoma City on Friday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at Wewoka’s First Assembly of God Church, 1301 S. Mekuskey Street.

Qualls was born on July 23, 1921 in Washatau, Ark. to Robert Lee and Easter Helen Qualls.

He was raised in Prague and Seminole areas and served in WW II and was discharged in 1945. He had been in construction work and been retired for several years.

Qualls was married to Ruth Helen Sikes on Feb. 16, 1946.

He was survived by his wife Ruth of the home. Three children, Linda Kay and Donald Ray of Wewoka and James Robert of Sutter, Ill.

Qualls was preceded in death by Ardell Tucker and 3 brothers, Waymon, Elzie and Raney Qualls.

 

 

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Rainbolt Will Speak
At Forum Thursday

By J. FRANKLIN HARDGROVE
Staff Writer

The chairman of BancFirst will be the guest speaker when the Forum meets at Mamma Flego’s at noon Thursday.

H. E. "Gene" Rainbolt, chairman of BancFirst since 1989, will speak to the members of the community groups that make up the Forum.

Rainbolt was awarded the Humanitarian Award by the National Conference of Christians and Jews for 1997.

The recipient of the 1994 Distinguished Service Award from the University of Oklahoma as well as an award from the Distinguished Graduate Society from OU’s College of Engineering.

Rainbolt received his BBA in economics and an MBA in finance from the University of Oklahoma and attended the University of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Banking.

He has a long list of civic activities to his credit, including serving as a director of Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, director and chairman of the Oklahoma Zoological Society, a director of the Moran Museum.

Rainbolt and his wife, Jeannine, have two children, a son David and a daughter Leslie, and five grandchildren.

Rainbolt served as intelligence officer of the 981st Field Artillery Battalion in Korea and received the Bronze Star Medal and an Army Commendation Medal.

 

 

Rainbolt

9-2-97

Robert Raines

Graveside services for former Konawa resident Robert Stanley Raines, 42, were held Tuesday morning at Paden Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague.

Rev. Mike Raines officiated the service.

Raines died Saturday in Paden.

He was born Jan. 7, 1955 in Oklahoma City to Allen Odell and Patsy (Musgrove) Raines.

He was preceded in death by one brother, David Raines.

Survivors include one son, David Raines, Konawa; one daughter, Summer Dawn Raines, Konawa; three stepsons, Adam Barker, T.J. Smith, and Sy Barker, all of Konawa; his parents, Odell and Patsy Raines, Prague; one brother, Terry Raines, Paden; one sister Stephanie Clonts, Paden; three half-brothers, Danny Raines, Midwest City, Donnie Raines and O.J. Raines, both of Oklahoma City; and one half-sister, Debra Raines, Oklahoma City.

8/8/97

Clarence Raper

 

Funeral services for Clarence Raper, 89, of Konawa will be held at Pickard Funeral Chapel at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Raper died Wednesday.

Rev. Winston Curtis will be officiating. Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery.

Raper was born April 10, 1908 in Maud and lived his entire life in the Maud and Konawa areas.

He worked as a farmer as well as for Farm Bureau Insurance Agency. He was a Lions Club past president and former president of the Konawa School Board.

Raper was a member of First Baptist Church in Konawa.

On June 25, 1930, Raper married May Izabell Walker in Maud. She preceded him in death on April 7, 1984.

On October 3, 1987 he married his present wife, Estell, who survives him of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Harold Raper and Carl Raper, both of Konawa; one daughter, Cheryl Akin, Moore; and two brothers, Don Raper, Destin, Fla., and T.E. Raper, Oklahoma City.

He is also survived by six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

 

8/5/97

Gilbert Reynolds

Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Gilbert E. Reynolds, 71, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sunset Memorial Chapel, Norman.

Pastor Jerry Hooper will officiate. Burial will follow at Sunset Cemetery.

Reynolds was born July 16, 1926, in Swatara, Minn., to Roscoe and Rose Reynolds. He grew up in Swatara and joined the U.S. Army during World War II.

He received the Purple Heart and numerous other awards during his tour in Okinawa.

He moved to St. Paul, Minn., where he was employed as a mailman.

When the iron mines opened in northeastern Minnesota, he became a steel worker.

He was a past member of the VFW, American Legion, Moose Lodge and the U.S. Steel Workers Union.

He married Irene O’Neil, who preceded him in death.

He moved to Clinton in 1970 and married Luella Collins, who also preceded him in death.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Rachel; brothers, Damon and Carroll; daughters, Kathleen Smith and Michelle Carter; and his parents.

Survivors include sons, Gregory of Aurora, Minn., and Richard, Hoyt Lakes, Minn.; daughters, Sandra Hagen, Mound, Minn., Pamela Reynolds, Iron, Minn., Wendy Humphreys, Grove, and Melanie Etsell, Norman; and his companion of 13 years, Zula Babb, Wewoka; 20 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

8/5/97

Local Soldier Dies in Wreck

By KAREN ANSON
Managing Editor

A National Guardsman, just finishing up his weekend training at Camp Gruber in Muskogee County, was killed in a one-car auto accident Saturday.

Donald R. Rhoades, 39, Seminole, was dead at the scene when his 1995 Chevrolet pickup failed to maneuver a T-intersection and ran into a tree.

According to reports from Eufaula Police Department, the accident occurred at 7:10 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of SH 150 and I-40.

"It was a T-intersection; he never hit his brakes," said Eufaula officer Sgt. Charles Hammett.

A passenger in Rhoades vehicle, Oklahoma National Guard Sgt. Robert "Bobby" Boatright, 37, Shawnee, was ejected at impact.

He was taken by helicopter to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

He was released Tuesday morning.

Rhoades was employed at EnviroSystems in Seminole and had moved to Seminole from Oklahoma City.

He was born May 5, 1958, in Santa Monica, Calif., to Harry and Margaret (Blom) Rhoades.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his mother, Margaret Wosika, Oklahoma City; one brother, Ricky Rhoades, and one sister, Becky Lynn Pack.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Bethany.

Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

William Leroy Roberson

Graveside services for William Leroy "Bill" Roberson, 69, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. Roy Robertson Jr., and Jim Gillum will officiate. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

The longtime Seminole resident died Thursday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

Roberson was born July 23, 1927 at Barnett, Ill. To Millard H. Roberson and Mabel (Jackson) Roberson.

On July 9, 1949, he married Marcine Mainord in Seminole; she survives him of the home.

Roberson moved to Seminole from Illlinois when he was a child and has lived most of his life in this area.

He was a truck driver for Magcobar and worked at Seminole Lumber. He was a member of the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

Other survivors include two sons, Leroy Roberson of Weatherford and Steven Roberson, Wewoka, one daughter, Wanda Pierce, Seminole, one sister, Zelma Steward, Tecumseh, 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

8/10/97

Seminole Football Legend
Succumbs in California

William Rothrock

 

Announcement has been received of the death of a Seminole High School football and track legend of the late 1940’s.

William Raymond "Bill" Rothrock, affectionately known as "Bull" or "The Rock" by his fellow athletes, died July 18 in Bakersfield, Calif.

He was a 1949 graduate of Seminole High School, where he was a four-year letterman in football. He was selected to the All-State football team. His name still appears on the plaque attached to the Chieftain football stadium.

The year following his graduation, he was voted outstanding player in the 1950 Alumni Football game.

Rothrock also set records in several state track events, including shot-put and discus throwing.

He was born in Seminole on July 21, 1930 to Ben Rothrock and Alta (Taber) Rothrock. His parents were the founders and owners of Ben’s Barbeque in Seminole, Wewoka and Durant. The family tradition of Ben’s Barbeque is being carried on in Durant and Holdenville by Rothrock’s nephews, Joe and Benny Rothrock, and his sister-in-law, Gretta Rothrock.

Rothrock’s grandparents, W. M. and Lucy Rothrock, owned and operating a grocery store for many years in the Pure Oil Camp area east of Seminole.

In 1953, Rothrock married his classmate and high school sweetheart, Edna Lee Carter. She survives him of their home in Bakersfield.

Rothrock attended Oklahoma City University and Seminole Junior College.

He worked 33 years for Oilwell Division of U.S. Steel in the Rocky Mountains, Alaska, Rio Vista and Bakersfield, where he retired in 1984.

Rothrock was preceded in death by parents, his brother, Bob Rothrock and by his sister, Peggy (Rothrock) Langwell.

At Rothrock’s request, there no funeral services, but a memorial open house was held at the family home for friends and loved ones.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of Mercy Foundation, 2215 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301, or a charity of the contributor’s choice.

 

 

8-12-97

Roger Milton Sallee

A private family burial was held for Roger Milton Sallee, 40, at Little Cemetary under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Sallee died Friday in Shawnee.

He lived in Seminole for several years, and moved to Shawnee in 1993.

He was born December 8, 1956 to Kenneth Hugh Sallee and Edna Nadine (Rogers) Smithson in Orange, Calif.

Sallee was preceded in death by his mother.

Survivors include his father, Kenneth Sallee, Eureka, Calif.; his companion, Estelena Little Charley, Shawnee; one daughter, Melanie Sallee, Shawnee; two brothers, David Sallee of Citrus Heights, Calif. and Kenny Sallee, Midland, Texas; and two sisters, Lovina Morgan, Seminole and Marilyn Sallee, Citrus Heights, Calif.

7/30/97

Yoman Scott Sr.

Funeral services for Yoman Scott Sr., are scheduled for Friday at 2 p.m. at Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa with Reverends George Jesse and Bryant Jesse officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Wake services are planned for Primrose Chapel on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Scott died Sunday in Norman at the age of 76.

He was born July 6, 1921 to Peter and Arnie Hully in Sylvan.

Scott married Josephine Fixico on April 3, 1946 in Wewoka.

He was an Army veteran and served during World War II.

Scott was a member of Spring Baptist Church and the VFW.

He was retired from Inland Machine and Welding.

Scott moved to Norman in 1989 from Oklahoma City.

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

Scott is survived by two sons, Randoph Steven Scott of Oklahoma City, and Yoman Scott Jr. of Del City, three daughters, Barbara Schuessler, of Oklahoma City, Linda Florez of Moore and Sharon Paukei of Norman and sister Marie Larney of Oklahoma City.

Other survivors include 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

9-5-97

Donald Sebourn

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Donald Earl Sebourn, 62 will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Church of Christ in Little.

Rusty Dawson will officiate the service.

Burial will take place at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Sebourn was born June 24, 1935 in Seminole to Earl Short and Clyde (Meadors) Sebourn.

He married Colleen Kernal on Oct. 6, 1961 in Little Community.

Sebourn was the owner of Rascoe Machine Ship and C.S. Smoke Shop, and was a member of the Church of Christ in Little.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Delight Sebourn, Tecumseh; one daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Jeff Knox, Seminole; and one brother, Dale Sebourn, Decatur, Ala.

Other survivors include four grandchildren, Nickolas Sebourn, Brandi Sebourn, Dayna Sebourn, and Lindsy Knox.

Pall bearers will be Paul Brown, Steve Roberson, David Cross, Mick Sebourn, Dennis Evans and Terry Jordan.

Honorary bearers will be Jerry Doshier, Don Strayhorn, Wally Cowan, Ralph Cherry, Troy Welch, Harry Thomas, Charlie Evans, Jim Cotterman and Mark McCown.

The family asked that memorials be made to Hospice of Shawnee Regional Hospital.

8-27-97

Virgil Shannon

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Virgil Shannon, 73, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Tecumseh Assembly of God Church.

Rev. Robert Rider will officiate the ceremony.

Burial will be at Denny Cemetery near Frances.

Shannon died Tuesday in Oklahoma City.

He was born Aug. 26, 1924, in Steedman to Thomas Patrick and Bertie Edith (Wilson) Shannon. He attended school in Frisco and Stonewall.

A retired truck driver, Shannon was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Tecumseh.

Shannon married Betty J. McNeill on April 19, 1971 in Seminole. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and four brothers.

Other survivors include three daughters, Jimmie Lou Branch, Eufaula, Linda Sue Robbins, Norman, and Paula Marie Whitlock; two sisters, Vera Philpott, Ada and Violet Muse of the home; five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Jessie Jewel Minick Sing

Funeral services for Jessie Jewel Minick Sing, 94, are set for 10 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Rev. Jim Waller will officiate.

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

A lifelong Seminole resident, she died Friday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

Sing was born March 5, 1903 in Henryetta (I.T.) to Jesse J. Vulgamore and Isabella (Magruder) Vulgamore.

She came to Seminole in 1916.

In 1958 she married Elmer Sing in Seminole. He preceded her in death in 1969.

Sing was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, brothers and one son, Leo Minick in 1990.

A long-time homemaker and farmer, she was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Pleasant Grove Home Demonstration Club.

Survivors include three daughters, Birdie Fay McAnelly, Edmond, Kay Smith, Canyon Lake, Texas and Eveline Ware, Seminole; one step-son, Kenneth Sing, Kansas City, Mo., eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be John Phillips, Glen Minick, Gene McGinnis, Bob Highbarger, Roy Waller, Robert Lofton and Larry Vulgamore.

Honorary pallbearers will be Russell Gibson and W. A. Lankford.

 

Aug. 10, 1997

Randa Shai Sjoberg

Funeral services for the infant grandaughter of a Cromwell couple were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Deer Creek Baptist Church.

Randa Shai Sjoberg, 2, died Wednesday in Oklahoma City.

Burial followed in the Prague Cemetery, and services were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home.

Rev. Rick Harrison officiated.

Sjoberg was born on July 14, 1995 in Shawnee. She was the daughter of Jeff and Cathy Sjoberg of Prague, and she attended Sunday School and church at Deer Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, L.B. and Velma Stewart, Sudie Koch, Cora Barrett and Earl Dowdy.

Survivors include her parents, one sister, Shyla Sjoberg of the home; maternal grandparents, Jack and Rozella Harrison of Prague; paternal grandparents, Leonard and Barbara Sjoberg of Cromwell and Cheryl Sjoberg of Cushing; paternal great-grandparents, Beulah and Archie Ingersoll and Rayburn Barrett, and several aunts, uncles, and other relatives.

 

7/15/97

Hugh Smith

Hugh J. Smith, 75, died on Saturday in Shawnee. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Northridge Church of Christ in Shawnee. Cliff Craig officiated. Burial followed at Schoolton Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague.

Smith was born on June 13, 1922 in Micawber to Hugh Franklin and Lucy (Smalley) Smith. He married Martha Elizabeth Moody on June 13, l942 in Okemah. Following their marriage they moved to Moore and later moved to Johnson Community north of Shawnee. They also lived for a period in Seminole and have grandchildren now living in the area.

He retired from OG&E and was a member of Northridge Church of Christ.

He is preceded in death by both parents, his wife on July 12, l994, one daughter, Reba Joyce Smith, a granddaughter, three brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Roger H. Smith of Tecumseh and Gary W. Smith of Shawnee; three brothers, Lester Smith of Eufaula, Benny Smith of Independence, Kan., and Johnny Smith of Shawnee.

Other survivors include five grandchildren and one great-grandson.

The family requests that memorial be made to the Shawnee Hospice.

Sanford Stanley Stevens

Funeral services for Seminole resident, Sanford Stanley "Steve" Stevens, 86, are set for 4 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Rev. Kevin Durand will officiate.

Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home. Family visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Stevens died Thursday at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born in Cooch, Colo. On Feb. 15, 1911 to Wilbur Sheldon Stevens and Iva Pearl (Gay) Stevens. He lived most of his life in Seminole County.

On March 23, 1935, he married Evelyn Ruth VanBuskirk in Ponca City. She preceded him in death on Aug. 31, 1992.

Stevens retired from Continental Oil Company in 1972. He was a member of the Bowlegs Methodist Church.

He was an avid football fan, active in the senior citizens’ bowling league and enjoyed swimming.

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

Survivors include three daughters, Sandra Burns, Jonesborn, Ark., Glenda Morgan, Lake Wales, Fla., and Mary Bullard, Earlsboro; three sisters, Helen Simmons, Guthrie, Doris Rumsey, Seminole, Eunice Sunderland, Modesto, Calif.; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Steve Brown, Ronald Brown, Dr. Michael Morgan, Zack Morgan, Tyler Eddlemon, Bobby Davis, Neil Montgomery and Rodney Spivey.

The family requests memorial donations be made to Bowlegs Methodist Church or a charity of their choice.

 

 

 

 

 

6/24/97

Marvin Maurice Stewart

Marvin Maurice Stewart, 63, died on Monday in Seminole. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direciton of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Stewart was born May 26, l934 in Wewoka to William Otis Stewart and Gertrude (Halk) Stewart. He married Peggy Parson on Jan. 5, l960 in Ada.

He moved to Seminole nine years ago from Cromwell. He was a retired contractor. He served in the U. S. Army and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his wife of the home, two sons, Bill Johnson of Yukon and Dewayne Stewart of Seminole.

Other survivors include two brothers, Robert and Gene Stewart of Wewoka and one sister, June Stewart of Live Oak, Fla.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Casket bearers included Phillip Stewart, Adam Stewart, Joe Stewart, Mark Daniels, Frank Moore and Bruce Johnson. Honorary bearers include Bill Moore, Eddie McMancanis and Rick Brown.

 

 

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Robert M. Stidham

Funeral services for former Seminole resident, Robert Miller Stidham, 47, was scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Central Church of Christ at Moore.

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

Stidham died Tuesday in New York City, while on a business trip.

He was born March 15, 1950 in Seminole to Sara Lee (Morris) Stidham and Robert Roland Stidham. His father preceded him in death.

Stidham was a 1968 graduate of Wewoka High School.

He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Church of Christ. Stidham was director of development for In Depth Data of Oklahoma City.

On June 26, 1969 he married Audrey Young in Cromwell; she survives him of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Michael Stidham, currently stationed in Bosnia with the U.S. Army, two daughters, Michelle and Monica, both of the home; his mother Sara Stidham, formerly of Seminole and currently of Pawhuska, one brother, Danny Stidham, Enid, two sisters, Nancy Reeves, Seminole and Donna Wiggins, Choctaw; maternal grandparents, Floyd and Lucille Morris, Pawhuska, and one grandson.

 

9/10/97

 

Marvin Stitt

NORMAN - Funeral services for former Seminole County farmer Marvin Stitt, 79, were held Tuesday at the Riverside Church, Norman.

Interment services were scheduled for this morning in Hamilton, Kan., under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home.

Stitt died last Friday in Conroe, Texas.

He was a native of Conway Springs, Kan., a graduate of Kansas State Veterinary College and a WWII veteran.

He operated a veterinary practice at the Oklahoma City Stockyards for 22 years until 1986. He owned and operating a farm near Seminole.

In 1986, he worked for the U.S.D.A. as a veterinary medical officer in meat inspection and in 1988 he moved to Hamilton, Kan, where he owned and operated a farm in Greenwood County.

Stitt is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth, of the home, three sons, Dan Stitt, Hamilton, Kan., John Stitt, Norman and Sam Stitt of Houston, Texas; two daughters Mary Stitt and Elizabeth Mobley, both of Conroe, Texas; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

6/26/97

W. H. (Henry) Strawn

OKEMAH - Funeral services for W. H. (Henry) Strawn, father of Seminole County Court Clerk, Joyce Thomas, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Assembly of God Church. Rev. Archie Bellar officiated, assisted by Ref. Jeff Manuel.

Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home.

Strawn, 80, died Wednesday at the Creek Nation Community Hospital.

He was born Dec. 14, 1916 at Byers to Will and Ellen (Mullins) Strawn. He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Opal Strawn and Faye Cheatwood.

On Jan. 2, 1947 he married LaVern Willoughby in Ada. She survives him of the home.

Strawn served in the U.S. Army during WWII as a surgical technician for 43 months. He was stationed overseas in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre of Operations. He received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Award with one Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Ribbon, one service stripe and seven overseas service bars.

He had resided in Okfuskee County for 44 years where he was a farmer and rancher. He attended the Assembly of God Church.

Other survivors include one son, Tedd Strawn, Okemah, three daughters, Joan Thomas, Okemah, Joyce Thomas, Wewoka and Kathy Painter, Okemah; three brothers, Walter Strawn and Earnest Strawn, both of Oregon, and Alfred Strawn, Waynette; three sisters, Ruth McCullar, Shawnee, Annie Johnson, Stratford and Alice Willoughby, Maysville; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Strawn’s grandsons, David Gregg, Clint Painter, Earl Strawn, W. H. Strawn, Justin Thomas and Terry Thomas.

 

8/13/97

Hazel Streets

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Hazel Grisso Streets, 83, are pending with Swearingen Funeral Home.

Streets died Tuesday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

8/14/97

Hazel Streets

 

Graveside services for Seminole resident Hazel Streets, 83, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery. Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Streets died Tuesday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

She was born Oct. 2, 1913 in Viola, Ark., to Bert and Della Grisso. She moved to Seminole in 1922.

She graduated from Varnum High School in 1933, and she married Lyle W. Streets in 1940. He survives her of the home.

She worked for the Seminole County clerk’s office in Wewoka until she began working as a secretary for Seminole oil man and former mayor R.T. Harber.

Streets later worked as a legal secretary in the offices of Frank Seay from 1963 until her retirement at age 77.

Streets was a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Association and an active organizer of Varnum High School alumni affairs.

Streets is preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Audy Grisso.

Other survivors include two sons, James Streets of Burke, Va., and Jerry Streets of Seminole; four grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.

6/24/97

Ola Christine Taylor

Ola Christine Taylor, 63, died on Sunday. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home. E. A. Mason will officiate.

Taylor was born Oct. 7, 1933 in Holdenville to Andrew and Anna Roberts. She was raised in Sasakwa. She graduated from Sasakwa High School in l951 and married Jesse E. Taylor on July 6, l951.

She worked as a L.V.N. in Texas and Oklahoma.

Taylor is survived by her husband of the home; two sons, Eddy Taylor of Sasakwa, and Wayne Taylor of Holdenville; a foster son, Jimmy W. Owens of Santa Fe, Texas; five grandchildren and four step-grandchildren; one great-grandson and five step-great-grandchildren.

Other survivors include a brother, Anderine Roberts of Wewoka.

Taylor was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Cheryl; and her parents.

Pallbearers include Eddy Taylor, Wayne Taylor, Jimmy Owens, Ricky Taylor, Mike Taylor, Larry Taylor; honorary pallbearers include Bobby Murray, Charles Lee, Tim Brady and Mike Mathews.

 

 

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If it asks for password - it is ‘cheryl’ no caps.

 

It will come up either on "mail" or "Yahoo"

 

Close and go to "Open Location"

Type in either "http://www.abcnews.com"

or "http://www.cnn.com"

 

In abcnews click on "espn sports" and in cnn.com just

double click on "sports"

 

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the A:/ drive and go to "File" ... "Save as" ... be sure to direct

it to A:/ and save as a ".txt" file. Name the file anything but be

sure to put .txt after the filename. Hit enter to save.

 

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7/30/97

Cecil H. Thomas

Services for Cecil Howard Thomas will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Yanda & Son Chapel under the direction of Yanda and Son Funeral Home in Yukon. Interment will follow at Wheatland Cemetery, 59th & Council, Oklahoma City.

He died Monday at Veterans Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Thomas was born in 1918 in Seminole County to Clifford L. and Ruth Ann Thomas.

In 1936 he graduated from Carr City High School.

Thomas married Annie Duncan on Nov. 8, 1939 in Ada.

Their union lasted 57 years.

He entered the Navy on June 6, 1944 and served in the Pacific until 1946.

Thomas was employed with DX-Sun Oil Company for 30 years.

He is survived by his wife, Annie of the home, daughters, Sharon Hokit of Yukon and Betty Turman of Warr Acres, a sister, Roberta Williford of Aloha, Ore. and a brother, Vernon Thomas of Seminole.

Thomas had four grandchildren.

8-19-97

Robert Thompson

Funeral services for Seminole resident Robert Clifton "Bob" Thompson, 76, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

Thompson died Monday at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley will officiate the services. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Thompson was born October 14, 1920, in Burkburnett, Texas to Jessie Clifton and Breatrice (Parrish) Thompson.

He attended Banner School, east of Okemah.

Thompson worked at Getty Oil Company, from which he retired in 1982 as a supervisor.

He was a member of the local Masonic Lodge, and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Thompson married Evelyn Maxine Dinwiddie on November 19, 1941 in Okemah. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Norman Thompson; and one sister, Faye Allbritton.

Other survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmie Dale and Jan Thompson, Seminole, and Tommy Joe and Susie Thompson, Gainsville, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Vicky and Jim White, Seminole; one sister, Eva McClure, Okemah; six grandchildren, Brent and Brian White, Tommy Thompson Jr., Lisa Thompson, Rene Voight and Jill Cook; and nine great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Brent White, Brian White, Tommy Thompson Jr., Dub Childers and George Whitford.

Honorary bearers will be the Tom Rammage Sunday School Class.

7/1/97

William Thompson IV

William Clyde "Bill" Thompson IV, 55, died Monday in Duncan. He was a former Seminole County resident.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Marlow. George Gilland will officiate.

Burial will follow at Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway, Smith, Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.

Thompson was born Sept. 5, l941 in Texas to William Clyde Thompson III and Mauzelle (Alcorn) Thompson.

He lived most of his life in Marlow. He graduated in l959 from Seminole High School.

Thompson owned a retail grocery store chain, Buy Low Foods; he married Cheryl Combes in Napa Valley, Calif., on Sept. 22, l995 and was a member of Elks Lodge and First Baptist Church in Marlow.

He is survived by his wife of the home; two sons, Trent Thompson of Chickasha and Tyler Thompson, Marlow; a step-daughter, Lisa Herring, Marlow; two step-grandchildren; a sister, Sandra Atyia of Seminole and a brother, Mike Thompson of McAlester.

 

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8/12/97

Ishmael R. Tiger

Graveside services for Seminole resident Ishmael R. Tiger, 84, were held at 2 p.m. today at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Rev. John Lively officiated, and services were under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

A traditional Native American wake service was held Monday.

Tiger died Sunday in Shawnee.

He was born Jan. 25, 1913 in Seminole to George and Lowilla Tiger, and he married Gyneva Stubbs in 1950.

Tiger had worked at the Little Rock Gazette and the Shawnee News Star before he retired in 1972.

He was a member of the Cheyarha Indian Presbyterian Church.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Tiger is preceded in death by his wife; one sister, Beatrice Pulliam; three brothers, Anderson, Edmund, and Webster Tiger.

Survivors include one daughter, Kaye Payne of Oklahoma City; one sister, Agnes Pulliam of Seminole; four half-sisters, Senora, Clara, Nancy, and Leafa, all of Seminole; three grandchildren, Tiffany Goforth, Kerry Magerus, and Jennifer Gray; five great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

8/13/97

Gerald Lee Timmons Sr.

 

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Gerald Lee Timmons Sr., 52, are set for 2 p.m. Friday at Temple of Praise.

Timmons died Monday at Columbia Medical Center in Arlington, Texas.

Rev. Harold A. Turner will officiate the services.

He was born to Lloyd James Timmons and Minnie Ruth (Coble) Timmons on December 16, 1944 in Seminole.

He retired from Wrangler, where he worked as a mechanic.

Timmons married Judy Carol Young on March 16, 1968 in Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Joyce Lackey.

Survivors include his wife, Judy, of the home; two sons, Gerald Lee Timmons Jr., Joplin, Mo. and Lloyd James Timmons, Grand Rapids, Mich.; one daughter, Judith Ann Conley, Grand Prarie, Texas; two brothers, Bobby Timmons, Seminole and Phil Timmons, Mansfield, Texas; and three sisters, Christine Easley, Raytown, Mo., Latricia Houck and Nell Spencer, both of Seminole.

Other survivors include five grandchildren.

 

7/24/97

Eva Towery

Eva Von (Tiger) Towery, 43, died on Wednesday at Ada. Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Dorsey Nero will officiate. Burial will follow at Tiger Family Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wake services are set for Thursday at 6 p.m. in Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Towery was born Feb. 26, l954 in Olney, Texas to Edmond Tiger and Lucy McGirt Tiger.

She moved to Seminole from Wichita Falls, Texas in l987. She was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include one son, James Matthew Sadberry of Burkburnett, Texas; five brothers, Roland Jim Tiger of Marlow, Pembroke Tiger of San Diego; Marland Tiger, Don Tiger and Randall Tiger, all of Seminole; four sisters, Gloria Jean Davis of Electra, Texas, Opal Cloud of Art, Kan., Wanda Carol Barber of Seminole and Nema Alderman of Wilburton.

Casket bearers include Shelby Barber, Nathan Barber, Donald Tiger Jr., Owen Tiger, Neville Tiger and Johnny Norris.

Honorary casket bearers are Roy Holata, Jamie Powell, Jim Norris and Steven Alderman.

 

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6/24/97

Michael Joseph Untersee

KONAWA ¾ Graveside services for Michael Joseph Untersee, 13, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Rev. Winston Curtis will officiate.

Untersee died early Sunday in an oil tank explosion at Konawa.

He was born Oct. 26, 1983, in Alexandria, La. He was a 7th grade student in the Konawa School system.

Survivors include his mother, Vicky Ann Untersee, Konawa, his father, Julius Untersee, Davis, Ill., one sister Ciara Elizabeth Laney, Konawa, grandmother, Margaret Schumaker, Norwalk, Calif., grandparents, Preston and Sally Neese, Lakewood, Calif., grandparents, Julius and Georgene Untersee, Davis, Ill. and grandparents, Victor C. And Barbara J. Parker, Konawa.

7/9/97

Maurine Wall

Maurine Wall, 89, retired Shawnee business woman died Tuesday, July 8 in a Shawnee hospital.

Memorial services are scheduled for Friday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the Immanuel Baptist Church of Shawnee. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in the Holdenville Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Roesch Funeral Chapel will conduct the services.

Mrs. Wall is the former president of the Newton Wall Company, operator of Wall’s Bargain Centers, retail discount stores located in several cities of Oklahoma and Mississippi.

She was born Nov. 24, l907 in Ada, to Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Tucker. She married Isaac Newton Wall in l924.

Together, they built a tiny "Mom and Pop" grocery business into one of Oklahoma’s earliest and Holdenville’s first super market.

Maurine and Newton Wall were pioneers of numerous innovations in the retail merchandise business. Their many promotional ideas included a wild animal zoo fenced behind the grocery store where a black bear drank soda pop directly from the bottle and children hand-fed peanuts to the monkeys, all animal food purchased from the store. There was also a coyote and raccoons.

Maurine and her husband, Newton Wall were co-founders of Wall’s Bargain Centers, opening their first store in Shawnee in l951.

She was his devoted companion and partner, working side by side with her husband until his death on Jan. 1, l959.

Having traveled with her husband for several years and assisting him on buying trips, she had already earned the reputation of a skilled business woman and had won the respect of her competitors as a fair dealer and a person of highest honesty.

Assuming the role of company president, and with the help of her three sons, B.K., Harold and James, she built the company into one of the country’s leading retailers of salvage merchandise. Her daughter Charlotte’s husband, Jim Lowe, is the secretary-treasurer of the corporation.

Maurine Wall’s remarkable successful business career never prevented her from excelling as a mother and a homemaker. She found time to serve her church and the community where she lived.

She was a member of the Cartwright Hi-Noon Business and Professional Women’s Club, a longtime member of the Altrusa Club and has been a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church since l951 and was an active member of the Women’s Missionary Circle. She also taught a Bible class for many years.

Mrs. Wall was preceded in death by her husband, Newton, two sons, B.K. and Harold, and a daughter, Patricia, who died in infancy.

She is survived by a son who is active with the company, James N. Wall of Shawnee and his wife, Mary Ellen. Also surviving is a daughter, Charlotte Lowe, who has her own real estate career in Shawnee, and her husband, Jim, and a daughter-in-law, Zelpha Wall, Shawnee. Thirteen adoring grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren will miss her very much.

Mrs. Wall’s grandsons are casketbearers.

 

 

 

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8-19-97

James Wilkerson

Funeral Services for James Wesley Wilkerson, 61, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Bible Temple Church in Shawnee.

Wilkerson died Monday at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

Rev. Guy Cagle and Rev. Doyle Long will officiate the services.

Burial will take place at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Wilkerson was born in Beggs, Oklahoma on August 22, 1935 to Wesley and Flossie May (Miller) Wilkerson. They preceded him in death.

He worked in the oil field and as a farmhand.

Wilkerson lived most of his life in Seminole before moving to Shawnee in 1990.

Survivors include 2 brothers, Robert Wilkerson, Seminole and Tommy Wilkerson, Shawnee; and one sister, Nancy Quinalty, Shawnee.

 

10-29-97

W. B. Williams

Graveside services for lifelong Wolf resident W. B. "Brannie" Williams, 89, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Wolf Cemetery, under the direction of Knight Funeral Home.

Rev. W. L. Lowe will officiate the service.

Williams died Monday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

He was born Oct. 29, 1907, at Wolf I.T. to Thomas W. and Martha Jane (Robertson) Williams.

He married Edith Edgmon in Dec., 1926, at Wolf. She preceded him in death Nov. 10, 1978.

Williams was also preceded in death by his parents, two infant sons, two sisters and 10 brothers.

Survivors include one son, Harold G. Williams, Ada; one daughter, Velda Hale Price, Centerville, Texas; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The family requests that memorials be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Oklahoma City Chapter, 4900 N. Portland - Suite 116, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.

Houston "Bill" Wood

WEWOKA - Funeral services for Houston "Bill" Wood, 80, a long-time Wolf resident, are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Arthur Wayne Carpitcher officiating.

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

He died Friday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

Wake services are scheduled to be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Wood was born Sept. 9, 1916 in Wolf to Emmit and Sissy Wood. They both preceded him in death. He was a great grandson of Seminole Chief John Jumper.

Wood lived in Oklahoma until 1939, when he moved to Clovis, N. Mex. He came back to this area in 1951 and had lived here ever since. He had worked as a pipeliner and a rancher.

He was preceded in death by one son, Curtis Wood, one daughter, Cindy Camp, four brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Sterlin "Buddy" Wood, Wolf, and Eastman Harjo, Konawa, two brothers, Lewis "Shagg" Wood, Wewoka and Arthur Fenton, Oklahoma City, one sister, Susie Wood Harjo, Wolf, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Robert Wood, Ricky Harjo, Raymond Fox, Frank Moppin, Jessie Moppin and Glen Gibbs.

 

 

9-2-97

Mattie Woody

Funeral services for life-long Seminole resident Mattie Lee Woody, 86, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Assembly of God in Prague.

Rev. Doyle Seeley officiated the service.

Burial was at Little Cemetery under the direction of Parks Funeral Home in Prague.

Woody died Sunday in Shawnee.

She was born Nov. 24, 1910 in Seminole County to Jessie Edgar and Mary (Stailey) Ellis. She was a member of First Assembly of God in Little.

Woody married Jessie Daniel Woody on Feb. 28, 1941. He preceded her in death on June 21, 1979.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, four brothers, Jack, Marvin, Clyde and James; two sisters, Gladys and Ethel; one son, Ken; and one daughter, Lou Nell.

Survivors include three sons, Jack Woody, Seminole, Danny Woody, Prague, and Billy Joe Woody, Beggs; one daughter, Pat Hall, Seminole; 14 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.

4/13/97

Wayne Wyrick

Graveside services for Wayne Allen Wyrick, 36, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. George Jesse will officiate.

Interment is under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Wyrick died Friday at his home south of Wewoka.

He was born and reared in Louisiana until the age of 5. He moved to Wewoka and attended Wewoka schools through the eighth grade. He attended and graduated from high school in California.

Survivors include his wife, Darline Wyrick, of the home, two sons, Patrick Allen Wyrick and David Allen Wyrick, Wewoka, his father Charlie Wyrick, Wewoka, his stepmother Faye Mulins, Wilburton, two stepsisters, Wilma Joe Mulins and Johnie Mulins and one stepbrother, Steven Mulins.

9-9-97

Anna Woods

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Anna Joyce Woods, 80, are scheduled at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mayes Funeral Home Chapel of Remembrance, Norman.

Bishop K. Kent Richardson will officiate the service. Burial will be in Blanchard Cemetery.

Woods died Sunday in a Norman nursing home.

She was born Dec. 25, 1916 in Thayer, Kans., to Walther Lee and Jessie Ann (Ford) Votaw. The family moved to Prairie Valley in Seminole County in 1926.

Woods graduated form Prairie Valley High School in 1935 and attended Oklahoma A&M College in Stillwater.

She worked for Douglas Defense Plant during World War II and was honored by President Franklin Roosevelt for an efficiency program she designed for the plant.

She married James O. Woods on Dec. 18, 1944 in Shawnee.

Woods moved to Norman in 1965.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Ora Belle.

Survivors include five children, Clayton Woods, Cashion, Donna Woods, Irving, Texas, James Woods, Moore, Robert Woods and Eloise Woods, both of Norman; seven sisters, Pat, Norene and Irene, all of Casper, Wyo., Aline and June of Shawnee, Opal, Anaheim, Calif., Vashti, Memphis, Tenn.; one brother, Walter Lee, Casper, Wyo.; 19 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Mayes Funeral Home in Norman.

The family requests memorials to be made to Cleveland County unit of the American Cancer Society, Suite 212, 2221 W. Lindsey, Norman, 73069.

10-5-97

Effie Aylor

Funeral services for former Little resident Effie E. Aylor, 95, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Prague, with Rev. Tim Emmons and Rev. Harold Baker officiating.

Burial will take place at Little Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home of Prague.

Aylor died Friday.

She was born July 21, 1902 in Salem, Miss. to Lewis Franklin Hall and Ophelia (Hill) Kent. She was a resident of the Little Community until 1972 when she moved to Prague. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Prague.

On Dec. 30, 1928, she married Dewey Robert Aylor. He preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1977.

Aylor was also preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and seven sisters.

Survivors include four sons, Bob Aylor, Don Aylor, Frank Aylor and Jerry Aylor, all of Prague; one brother, Bill Kent, Hammon, 11 grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.

The family asks that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund in Prague.

9-23-97

Willis Herman Barnes

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Willis Herman Barnes, 83, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Brother Larry Chesser officiating, assisted by Junior Mize.

Burial will be at Little Cemetery.

Barnes died Saturday at Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

He was born Jan. 2, 1914 in Sulligent, Ala. to Charley Burton Barnes and Talitha Jane (Fowler) Barnes.

Barnes was an avid farmer, and a member of the Jarvis Assembly of God Church for 70 years. He served as a Deacon for 60 years.

He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Barnes married Ollie Marie Raper Aug. 18, 1935 in Tecumseh. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and three sisters.

Other survivors include one son, Willis Don Barnes, Poulsbo, Wash.; four daughters, Geraldine Anderson, Shelton, Wash., Maxine Kapp and Joyce McDougal, both of Oklahoma City, and Treasa Hendricks, Seminole; one brother, Clifton Barnes, Shelton, Wash.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be the grandsons.

11-7-97

George Barrett

SHAWNEE - Graveside services for former Seminole County resident George W. Barrett, 90, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Waldo Young will officiate the service.

Barrett died Thursday at a Shawnee nursing home.

He was born Jan. 24, 1907, in a rural area between Konawa and Asher, to James Thomas and Minnie (Haas) Barrett. He attended the old Cooper School and was reared in the Konawa and Asher area.

Barrett worked in construction trades and was also a carpenter and painter. He was a member of the Northeast Freewill Baptist Church.

He married Ina Keelan in March, 1934, and moved to California for 25 years.

Barrett then married Myrtle Griggs Nov. 20, 1965, in Shawnee. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Other survivors include two daughters, Marylin Richardson, Bakersfield, Calif., and Darlene Walton, Fresno, Calif.; two stepsons, Charles E. Griggs, Tulsa and Donald J. Griggs, Escondido, Calif.; one sister, three grandsons, six stepgrandchildren, and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.

11-11-97

Glenda Bateman

Funeral services were held for former Seminole resident Glenda Phillips Bateman today at Stanfield Funeral Home in Miami, Fla.

Bateman died Saturday.

She born to Dottie Rammage, Seminole, and Glen Phillips. Her father preceded her in death.

Bateman was a 1963 Seminole graduate.

9-24-97

Agnes E. Beil

SHAWNEE - Funeral services for former Seminole County school teacher Agnes E. Beil, 90, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church with Rev. David Clewell officiating.

Burial will be at 3 p.m. Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulsa under the direction of Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel.

Beil died Monday at a Shawnee hospital.

She was born July 29, 1907, in Waveland, Ark., to Joseph B. and Cora E. (Landers) Henry. She moved to Oklahoma when she was 12 years old.

A graduate of Stuart High School, she received her bachelor of science degree from East Central State College and did her graduate work at Greely, Colo., and Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn. She received her master’s degree from East Central State College.

Beil was an elementary school teacher and taught at Stuart, New Lima, Seminole and Tulsa schools. She taught school for 44 years in Oklahoma and one year in Hannau, Germany, where she taught children of military personnel.

Beil was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Church Women’s Group, a life member of the Oklahoma Education Association, the Retired Teacher’s Association, AARP, Kappa Kappa Iota and the Eastern Star.

She married Clarence A. Beil on Feb. 6, 1965, in Tulsa. He preceded her in death.

Beil was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister.

Survivors include a stepson, Darrell Ben, Edmond; two brothers, Lloyd Henry and Joe C. Henry, both of Manteca, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

PAID OBIT

10-23-97

William Bishop

Funeral services for William Eugene "Bill" Bishop, 74, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home, with Rev. David Karges officiating.

Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Bishop died Wednesday at his Seminole home.

He was born Sept. 2, 1923 in Seminole to Herman Anderson and Opal (Casey) Bishop.

Bishop attended law school at Oklahoma University, and practiced in Seminole for 43 years.

He was vice-chairman of Professional Economics Committee of State Bar, Assistant County Attorney for six years, and past president of Seminole County Bar Association.

Bishop was a veteran of the Army, serving in World War II in the 42nd Division Field Artillery.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, President of Lambda Chi Alpha Social fraternity, lay leader of First United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School.

Bishop was also a member of the Park Board, past president of the Lions Club, past president of Woodrow Wilson PTA, former member of the Seminole School Board and the Hospital Board.

He married LaVere Williams Dec. 23, 1949 in Oklahoma City. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Andy and Murri Bishop, Denver, Colo.; two daughters and son-in-law, Rebecca Bishop, Seminole and Amy and John Schumacher, Dallas, Texas; five granddaughters, Chris Ann and Katy Bishop, both of Denver, Colo., Casey, Lora and Sarah Schumacher, Dallas, Texas.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1314, Seminole, Okla., 74868.

9-7-97

Joe Randell Blassingame

Graveside services for Joe Randell "Randy" Blassingame, 44, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the services.

Blassingame died Friday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

He was born Jan. 7, 1953 in Shawnee to Robert Lowell "Doc" and Audrey Louise (Shorney) Blassingame. He worked as a laborer at Darrell’s Drilling.

Blassingame was married to Cheryl Lauderdale. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Other survivors include one son, Joe Allen Blassingame, Seminole; one daughter, Kimberly Denise Bryce, Tecumseh; one step-son, Michael Lauderdale, Seminole; one step-daughter, Jennifer Lauderdale, Ada; three brothers, Warren Blassingame, Tecumseh, and Dale and Dean Blassingame, both of Seminole; one sister, Sharon Helm, Jacksonville, Texas and five grandchildren.

The family will meet at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Tuesday before the services.

10-10-97

Robert

Bleakley

Graveside services for Seminole resident Robert Edward Lee Bleakley, 85, are scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at Murray Cemetery in Binger under the direction of Hinton-Turner Funeral Home, Hinton.

Rev. Louis Burton will officiate the service. Bleakley died Thursday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

He was born March 9, 1912 in Binger to Robert E. and Mary (Nichols) Bleakley. He grew up on the family farm near Binger and married Eunice Bowen.

Bleakley lived in Arizona and later moved back to Oklahoma. In the spring of 1947, they moved back to the family farm.

He was an electrician, farmer and heavy equipment operator. In 1985, he made his home in Seminole.

Bleakley was a member of the Loaners on Wheels and the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, Linda Ryburn and Nelda Bleakley; one son, Donald Bleakley; one sister, Frances Aitken; and two brothers, John and William Bleakley.

Survivors include one son, Roger Bleakley, Oklahoma City, four daughters, Hilda Lierle, Hydro, Gail Pittman, Bethany, Cheryl Stephenson, Binger, and Robin Bleakley, Memphis, Tenn.; one sister, Gladys Valentine, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

10-8-97

Nora Boatman

Graveside services for Nora Belle Waldrup Boatman, 68, are scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday at Prairie View Cemetery in McComb under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home, Konawa.

Rev. Richard Winters will officiate the service. Boatman died Tuesday at St. Edwards Mercy Medical Center.

She was born May 6, 1929 in Idabel to Joe and Claudia (Kennedy) Waldrup. She married Kelly Odell Boatman in 1947 in Arizona. He preceded her in death.

Boatman and her family are former residents of Asher, near Konawa.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and one son, Earl Wayne Boatman.

Survivors include eight sons, Calvin Boatman, Joe Boatman, Faye Boatman, Greg Boatman, Laverlle Boatman, Jesse Boatman, and Daniel Boatman, all of Oregon; six daughters, Patricial Ross, Janice Richardson and Diana Boatman, all of Vian, Carolyn Frison, Gloria Boatman and Jackie Boatman, all of Oregon; one sister, Mable Fisher, Asher; one brother, Dan Waldrup, Shawnee; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her sons.

9-12-97

Pamela Borel

Funeral Service for former Konawa resident Pamela Kay (Mullins) Borel, 41, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Konawa.

Rev. David L. Bigger and Assistant Rev. Winston Curtis will officiate the service.

Burial will take place at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home of Konawa.

Borel died at St. Joseph Hospital in Ponca City.

She was born March 6, 1956 in Southgate, Calif. to Demoy E. and Pearl (Floyd) Mullins. Borel was raised in Konawa, and lived in Ponca City for the last 19 years. She was an accountant for Conoco Oil Co.

She married Allan Borel Dec. 3, 1983 at the First Baptist Church, Konawa. He survives her of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Robert and Timothy Borel, of the home; her parents, Konawa; three brothers, Michael Mullins, Prescott, Ark., Martin Mullins, Edmond, and Philip Mullins, Konawa; and one sister, Patricia Collier, Cushing.

Pall bearers will be nephews and cousins.

 

11-7-97

Velma Brakebill

Velma Estelle Brakebill was born March 22, 1904 in Guy, Arkansas to Elbert and Sally (Hankins) Henderson. She passed away November 6, 1997 in Vian, Oklahoma at the home of her grandson, Weldon Carrington.

She moved to Seminole in 1927 during the oil boom. In 1991, she moved from the Seminole/Letha area to reside with her daughter in Catoosa, OK.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Jacob Brakebill in 1973; three sons, Adrian, Gerald and Kenneth; and daughter, Velma Jean Rakowitz.

Mrs. Brakebill is survived by a son, James Douglas "Bud Brakebill of Oklahoma City, OK; and three daughters, Sibyl Helm of Rose, OK, Joyce Owens of Grand Prairie, TX, Loyce Horne of Catoosa, OK. She is also survived by fourteen grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and her brothers and sisters in Christ, the family of God.

She was endowed with an endearing nature to all who knew her reflecting her Christian love and life wherever she went. She was so devout in her love for her Savior, she showed it, she lived it, and now will be forever more with Him. Thank the Lord!

Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 10, 1997 at 2 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Full Gospel minister, Brother Steve Austin of Locust Grove, OK will be officiating. Burial will follow in Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Casket bearers will be Weldon Carrington, David Carrington, Gordon Owens, Kenny Gerald Brakebill, John Edward Brakebill, Todd Brakebill, Arlow Helm and Jonathan Bradley.

9-23-97

Russell Braman

SHAWNEE - Memorial services for former Seminole businessman Russell Rollo Braman, 94, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Northridge Church of Christ with Cliff Craig officiating.

Private burial services will be held in Tecumseh under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.

Braman died Friday.

He was born June 12, 1903, in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Eugene and Florence (Smith) Braman.

He graduated from Sweeney Mechanical School in Kansas City, Kan. and from Anderson Diesel School in Calif.

Braman worked for Beardsley Couchman Machine Shop in Wichita. He owned and operated Braman Tool and Engineering in Shawnee for several years before moving the business to Seminole for 15 years.

Following his retirement, he moved back to Shawnee. He was a member of the Northridge Church of Christ.

Braman was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Virgie; one son, Rollo; six brothers, Lawrence, Stanley, Clifford, Garnet, Sydney and Maurice Braman; and two sisters, Gail Braman and Fera Marquardt.

Survivors include his wife, Lois, of the home; two daughters, Shirley Schmitz, Fontana, Calif. and Ramona Gilstrap, Bartlesville; one stepdaughter, Judy Kinnamon, Shawnee; one brother, Forrest Braman, Wichita, Kan.; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

9-9-97

Gary Brezny

PRAGUE ¾ Rosary for former Seminole resident Gary Don Brezny, 22, is scheduled at 7 p.m. tonight at Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel.

Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Wenceslaus Church.

Rev. Adrian Vorderlandwehr, O.S.B., will officiate. Burial will follow in Prague Catholic Cemetery.

Brezny died Saturday near Chandler.

He was born June 30, 1975 in Seminole to Shirley Brezny. He attended Prague High School and was employed as a sales clerk at Dollar General Store. He was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Prague.

Survivors include his mother and grandmother, Mary Brezny, both of the home.

10/19/97

Frances Bruner

HOBART ¾ Funeral services for former Seminole resident Frances Bruner are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Hobart.

Rev. Joseph Kolb and Rev. J.D.M. Stafford will officiate; burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

A rosary and visitation are scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday at Hackney-Gish Funeral Chapel.

Bruner, 94, died Thursday at Elkview General Hospital.

She was born Feb. 22, 1903, in Hobart to Henry Joseph and Helen Josephine (Smith) Wagner.

She graduated from Hobart High School in 1921 as valedictorian. She received a degree from Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Wisconsin, graduating with honors. For a time she was librarian at Yale.

She moved to Seminole in 1927. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi, Pi Kappa Phi Honorary Society and served on the Seminole Public Library Board.

She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Tulsa, moving there in 1960.

She learned about politics at an early age, and was known as "Mrs. Democrat" in the Maple Ridge area of Tulsa.

She married Robert C. Bruner Sr. on Oct. 25, 1927; he died on July 16, 1970.

Survivors include one son, Robert C. Bruner Jr., Schertz, Texas; two daughters, Anne Dale, Denver, Colo., and Elizabeth Douthit, Tulsa; one sister, Magdalene Hamilton, Sentinel; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, or the charity of the donor’s choice.

2 Arrested on 6 Burglaries

By J. FRANKLIN HARDGROVE
Staff Writer

Observant police work stopped six burglaries in progress in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Police arrested a 17-year-old Seminole juvenile and LaShawn Shannon Garrett, 19, also known as "Little Rocket" or "Joker" on six counts of second degree burglary at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning Sgt. Branon Bowen was patrolling the area of the parking lot of Courtyard Apartments when he observed two subjects wearing all black clothing running between the two complexes.

The police report said both subjects were quickly moving in a crouched position in and about some vehicles parked in the parking lot. Both subjects were reported carrying what appeared to be gym bags.

After calling for backup, Bowen said he identified himself as police and ordered the two to stop.

Both men ran south through the wooded area and Bowen followed. Officer James McKee joined in the pursuit and both officers found Garrett hiding in the grass.

After detaining Garrett with handcuffs, the officers found the 17-year-old juvenile hiding in the grass about 30 yards south.

During the pursuit Bowen noticed several baseball bags containing clothing and other items, including stereo equipment spread out along the trail.

Officers photographed the items of property found and contacted several residents of the apartments.

Brent Bellamy identified two Pioneer speakers, a checkbook and photographs as his that were removed from his 1991 Chevrolet pickup.

The police report indicated Bellamy is still missing a JVC cassette player, checks, a brown wallet with ID and a CD case containing 20 cd’s, all valued at $700.

Daries Malcom Smith identified a JVC cassette player which was removed from his 1985 Nissan. Smith is still missing three baseball gloves and a wallet containing $50.

Todd George identified a green baseball bag and a black baseball bag containing miscellaneous baseball gear. George said those items were removed from his 1986 Chevrolet Camaro.

Dax Leone identified a blue baseball bag and a white baseball bag, both containing miscellaneous baseball gear. He said these items were removed from his 1991 Chevrolet pickup.

At approximately 3:35 a.m., Bowen, joined by BIA officers Tracey Brown and Marcey Jimboy, went to a residence on Neva Street where the suspicioned the suspects had come from.

At the residence, officers made contact with Jesse Harrison, 18, and a 16-year-old juvenile male. While talking with the youths, officers saw four phone cards laying in a plant pot on the front porch.

Upon closer inspection, the officers saw the name of Bellamy on the cards and Bellamy later identified them as taken from his vehicle.

Officers also found several items in a trash polycart next to the driveway of the house.

A black leather backpack containing a radar detector was identified by Bellamy as being removed from his vehicle. The backpack was identified as belonging to Billy Nofsinger, Smith’s roommate, and taken from Smith’s vehicle.

As officers were booking Garrett, he told them he was only carrying the stuff and that he did not participate in the burglaries.

Richard Snider and J. C. Simpson Jr., both residents of the Courtyard Apartments, identified stereo systems and speakers as having been removed from their vehicles.

Police are still investigating the burglaries for further suspects, said Bowen.

 

 

11-16-97

Andrew Byerly

WOODWARD - Funeral services for Andrew "Jack" Byerly, 78, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Woodward First United Methodist Church with Rev. Mitch Stewart officiating.

Masonic graveside rites will be held at 4 p.m. in the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens Cemetery, east of Seminole, under the direction of Billings Funeral Home.

Byerly died Friday at Woodward Hospital and Health Center.

He was born Oct. 24, 1919 in Holdenville to George and Ethel (Garner) Byerly. He was raised in Hughes County, attending the Greenleaf and Spalding schools.

Byerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937 and was discharged in 1939. He was inducted into the Navy in 1942, where he served in the Pacific during his tour of duty.

After his discharge, he returned to Holdenville, where he went to work in the oilfield.

Byerly married Mary Oliver Nov. 21, 1950 in Gainesville, Texas. They made their home in Wewoka.

He moved to Great Bend, Kan., where he began his career at Acme Tool. He served at the Woodward store as store manager, and later as regional manager. In 1978 he received the Employer of the Year award from then Governor David Boren. He retired from the company in May of 1985 after 29 years of service.

Byerly was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Holdenville and Wewoka Masonic Lodge #123.

He was elected into the Scottish Rite in 1955, and the India Temple Shrine in 1967. He was a lifelong member of the Woodward Elks Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; one daughter, Yvonne Byerly, Houston, Texas; one sister, Irene Doyle, Holdenville; three brothers, Lester Byerly, Sasakwa, Bill Byerly, Holdenville, and Clyde Byerly, Wewoka.

The family asks that any memorials be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Cancer Research or the charity of your choice.

11-4-97

Frank Caudle

Funeral services for St. Louis resident Frank Junior Caudle, 71, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, St. Louis, with Rev. Jackie Allen officiating.

Burial will be at Cummings Cemetery in Maud under the direction of Knight Funeral Home.

Caudle died Monday at Shawnee Regional Hospital.

He was born Jan. 16, 1926 in Leedy to William Frank and Julia (Kent) Caudle.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Europe during World War II.

Caudle worked at Tinker Air Force Base until his retirement in 1976. He then spent his time farming and raising cattle.

He was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Maud.

Caudle was preceded in death by his father in 1962, his mother in 1991, and one sister, Estelle Caudle in 1943.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; one son, Tony Caudle, St. Louis; one daughter, Cindy Jones, Shawnee; two brothers, Russell Caudle, Stephenville, Texas and Dewayne Caudle, Houston, Texas; one sister, Mozell Gibson, Escondido, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Nobie Lowden, Harold Dickerson, Buster Richardson, Jim Prather, Bill Buley, Bob Gregory.

10-3-97

Ionia Cauthron

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Ionia Mae Cauthron, 90, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel with Bill Matthews and Phil Thompson officiating.

Burial will be at Little Cemetery.

Cauthron died Thursday at a Shawnee hospital.

She was born Sept. 3, 1907 in Graham, Texas to Henry and Lillie (Estes) Sluder.

Cauthron had lived in Seminole since 1954, before moving to Shawnee in 1989.

She married Ezra Andrew Cauthron July 27, 1925 in Poteau. He preceded her in death.

Cauthron is also preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, one brother, one daughter, one stepson and two grandchildren.

Survivors include five sons, Herschel Cauthron, Owasso, Harrell Cauthron, Glenpool, Harlon Cauthron, Phoenix, Ariz., Alvie Cauthron, San Jacinto, Calif., and Grady Cauthron, Pinetop, Ariz.; four daughters, Ruth Sillings, San Bernadino, Calif., Shirlee King, Ada, Retha Houck, Shawnee and Margaret Varela, Grand Prairie, Texas; four brothers, Vernon Sluder, Blanchard, Jeff Sluder, Calif., Wayne Sluder, Rush Springs, and Roy Sluder, Calif.; 23 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.

10-9-97

J.D. Chastain

Graveside services for J.D. "Gene" Chastain, 81, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Chapel.

Chastain died Tuesday in Oklahoma City.

He was born July 3, 1916 in Maud to James Edward and Lula E. (Way) Chastain. He attended school in Prague and Shawnee, and later lived the the Shawnee and Tecumseh areas.

He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as an electrician and with the refrigeration service, Payne Electric for several years. He later worked for Eddy Electric before operating his own business, Central Electric.

Survivors include five daughters, Gloria Jean Ford, Anthony, Kan., Mary Jones, San Jose, Calif., Carol McGowen and Debbie Chastain, both of Oklahoma City, and Frances Brink, Macomb; three sons, James Chastain, Verden, Timothy Chastain, McLoud, and Ronald Chastain, Moore; one sister, Jewel Harris, Crescent City, Calif.; one brother, James Edward Chastain Jr., Austin, Texas; 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

9-17-97

Preston Coleman

Graveside services for Sasakwa resident Preston Coleman, 79, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Love Dove Cemetery, south of Wewoka. Carl Wills will officiate.

Coleman died Tuesday at Valley View Hospital.

He was born Oct. 3, 1918 in Wright City Community and lived in the Sasakwa area for the last 40 years.

Coleman retired from Dolese Brothers Company in Sasakwa and was a member of the Church of Christ in Sasakwa.

He and wife Vera Elizabeth were married July 17, 1950 in Las Vegas, Nev. She preceded him in death.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, "Son," and one sister, May.

Survivors include two sons, James Jacobs, Sasakwa and Dalen Jacobs, Lawton; one brother, Meril Coleman, Wright City; one sister, Winnie Lowhorn, Eugene, Ore.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Travis Lowhorn, Jimmy Lowhorn, Charly Coleman, Ronnie Morris, Dan Hearndon and Kelton Welch.

10-26-97

Jimmie Cook

Funeral services for Jimmie Ella Cook, 79, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the New Life Church, Wewoka, with John Hutchison officiating.

Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Cook died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born Feb. 1, 1918 in Wagoner County to Jim and Allie Autry. She was raised in Wagoner County and moved to Wewoka at the young age.

Cook was a member of the New Life Church and worked as a housewife and bookkeeper for the family-owned trucking business.

She married Howard P. Cook on Sept. 4, 1934, in Seminole County. He survives her of the home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, four sisters, and one grandson.

Other survivors include one daughter, Trevia Streater, Wewoka; two sons, George Cook and Don P. Cook, both of Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be Zane Smith Jim Chadick, Clifford Cook, Gregory Cook, Michael Streater and Dewayne Streater.

Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Collins, John Henderson and Stan Symon.

10-28-97

Grace Copeland

Graveside services for former Maud resident Grace L. Copeland, 84, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cummings Cemetery in Maud under the direction of Knight Funeral Home.

Copeland died Sunday at Purcell Hospital in Purcell.

She was born March 31, 1913 in Konawa to Thomas and Rosa Lee (Nixon) Copeland.

Copeland was also a former Konawa resident, before moving to Pueblo, Colo., where she worked as a hospital dietician for 30 years.

After retirement, she moved to Greenville, Texas before moving to Purcell in 1994.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Walter, Acie and Floyd Copeland.

Survivors include one brother, Elmer Copeland, Aurora, Colo.; two sisters, Mae Anthony, Norman, and Norma Maulding, Yukon.

9-23-97

Michael Cotner

Funeral services for Konawa resident Michael Raymond Cotner, 61, were held Tuesday morning at Pickard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Evans officiating.

Burial was at Konawa Cemetery.

Cotner died Saturday at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada.

He was born Aug. 9, 1936 in Oklahoma City to Michael Andrew and Opal Helen (Pendergrass) Cotner.

He was a retired electrical and mechanical engineer for Brown and Root and Independent Oil Production.

Cotner was a 32nd-degree Mason and also a Shriner.

Survivors include one son, Michael Raymond Cotner Jr., Baton Rouge, La.; his parents, of Konawa; one sister, Betty June Belk, Brandon, Miss.; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Norman Moore, Kenneth Norman, Carl Raper, Ray Starkey, Jim Hayes and Mike Burris.

At the families request, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

10-14-97

Robert Danner

Funeral services for former Seminole State College student Robert Dewayne Danner, 20 were held at 10 a.m. today at the Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Jerry Robinson will officiate. Burial will take place at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Danner died Friday at an Oklahoma City hospital.

He was born April 29, 1977 in Shawnee to Freddie Paul and Connie Danner. He lived in Tecumseh most of his life and graduated from Tecumseh High School.

Survivors include his parents, two sisters, Donna Sue Orman, Macomb, and Shawna Kay Danner, Tecumseh; his grandparents, Cletis and Dorothy Rushing, Tecumseh, Dora Hembree, Shawnee, and Fred Danner, Kansas; and close friend Aleasha Nagahnquet.

10-21-97

Exzetta B. Davis

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Exzetta B. Davis, 82, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

Eulogy will be delivered by Rev. Gerome Free. Interment will be at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Keller Funeral Home.

Davis died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born Oct. 18, 1915 in Seminole County to Thomas and Julia (Williams) Jefferson.

Davis graduated from Douglas High School in Wewoka.

She was married to William M. Davis. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sisters, Mattie Stearns, Wewoka, and Rosetta Davis, Lima.

9-16-97

Jo Byrd Davis

Funeral services for Jo Byrd Davis, 84, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. L. R. Drinkwater officiating.

Interment will take place at Westwood Cemetery.

Davis died Monday at her Wewoka home.

She was born to Anna Bell and Henry Hill on Jan. 11, 1913 in Sasakwa. She was reared and educated in the Sasakwa area, and had lived in the area all her life.

Davis was baptized at an early age and was a member and usher at St. Paul’s Baptist Church. She was a member of the Wewoka Cemetery Commission. She worked as a housekeeper for several Wewoka residents.

She married Jonas Davis on April 28, 1934. He preceded her in death.

Davis was also preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Dorothy Griffis and one son-in-law, Freddie Griffis.

Survivors include five children, Charlotte Grimes Lamirand, Dallas, Texas, John and Missy Grimes, Wewoka, Richard Roberts Jr., Phillip Roberts and Andy and Candy Roberts, all of Denver, Colo.

Other survivors include 13 grandchildren, James and Pat Griffis, Norman, Kerry Griffis, Los Angeles, Calif., Terry Griffis, Del City, Oliver Jonas Barkus, Tulsa, Anthony Wayne and Karen Griffis, Oklahoma City, Edward James and Marvis Griffis, Wewoka, Hiawatha Griffis, Oklahoma City, Freddie Griffis Jr. and wifr Loizell, Wetumka, Sharon Griffis, Spencer, Anthony DeWayne Griffis, Del City, Lori Grimes, Oklahoma City, Lane Grimes, Oklahoma City, Stacey and Kristy Lamirand, San Francisco, Calif., one adopted granddaughter, Brenda Eddy; 23 great-great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of St. Pauls Baptist Church.

 

9-23-97

Reba Davis

Funeral services for Reba Lee (Isham) Davis, 54, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will take place in Sallisaw.

Wake services are scheduled to be held this evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Davis died Sunday in her Seminole home.

She was born Dec. 14, 1942 in Sallisaw to W.T. Isham and Irene (New) Sanders.

Davis lived in Sallisaw, and moved to Seminole where she had lived for the past 15-16 years.

She married Joe Davis Dec. 3, 1976 in Wewoka. He survives her of the home.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter.

Other survivors include her father, her mother and stepfather, Irene and George Sanders, Sallisaw; four daughters, Tabby Winter, Kathy Downey, Samantha Harjo, and Cindy Simpkins, all of Seminole; one stepson, Montelito Simpkins, Kansas City, Mo.; and four grandchildren.

9-26-97

Georgia Duncan

Funeral services for Seminole County resident Georgia Faye Duncan, 62, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah.

Rev. James Wiggington will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Schoolton Cemetery.

Duncan died Thursday in Cromwell.

She was born Oct. 17, 1934 in Seminole County to Clifford and Minnie Myrtle (Tinkle) Barnes.

Duncan grew up in the Seminole County area and later moved to California. She moved back to Seminole County four years ago.

She married Billy Dale Duncan, her husband of 42 years, in 1951 in Arkansas.

Duncan was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Eldridge Barnes.

Survivors include one son, Tommy Dale Duncan, Wildomar, Calif.; two daughters, Deborah Ann Crawley, Pasadena, Calif. and Pamela Jean Birosak, Placentia, Calif.; five brothers, J.C. Barnes, Mt. Lake Terrace, Wash., Elzie Barnes, Aurora, Colo., Bobby Barnes, Cromwell, Ronald Barnes, Sapulpa, and Phillip Barnes, Cromwell; two sisters, Mable Sowder and Phyllis Curry, both of Cromwell; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Elzie Barnes, Ronald Barnes, Bobby Barnes, Phillips Barnes, Mark Duncan, Billy Duncan and Ronnie Birosak.

 

9-28-97

Tommy Allen Eidson

Graveside services for Tommy Allen Eidson, 46, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Garden Grove Cemetery, between Prague and Shawnee, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Ron Baldredge will officiate the service.

Eidson died Thursday at Mercy Hospital in Ardmore.

He was born Aug. 20, 1951 to Bearl Eidson and Eula Faye (Webb) Eidson. His mother preceded him in death in 1995.

Eidson was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church and was a plant worker at Sunshine Industries in Ardmore.

Survivors include his father, Bearl and adoptive mother, Melva Jurgensen, Love Grove, two brothers Jerry Eidson, Seminole and Benny Eidson, Tecumseh, three sisters, Earlene Alexander, Phyllis Comer and Mary Sebastian, all of Shawnee.

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10-7-97

Peggy Colleen Elliott

Funeral services for Peggy Colleen (Smith) Elliott, 46, sister to Seminole residents Carolyn May and Larry Smith, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Capitol Heights Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Euel Bowen officiating and Rev. Wade Scott assisting.

Interment will be in the Blue Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Elliott died Sunday at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kan.

She was born July 6, 1951 in Holdenville to Bun and Marie Smith.

Elliott attended Holdenville schools and graduated in 1969.

She married William Irvin Elliott Sept. 12, 1969 in the Capitol Heights Missionary Baptist Church where she was a member. He survives her of the home.

Because of her husband’s career in the Army, she had lived all over the United States.

Elliott had spent the past four years in Wichita, Kan., where she was a cashier supervisor in the commisary on McConnell Air Force Base.

Other survivors include one son, David Elliott, Rose Hill, Kan.; two daughters, Michelle Au, Jefferson, Wis., and Sherrie Diggins, Rose Hill, Kan.; three sisters, Geraldine Smith and Sharon Brinlee, both of Holdenville, and Carolyn May of Seminole; two brothers, Larry Smith, Seminole and Gary Smith, Stigler.

Pallbearers were John Paul Cosper, Kerry Dean Brinlee, Kraig Taylor, Rodney May, Daniel Taylor and Tommy May.

Honorary pallbearers were Ryan Smith, Daniel Taylor, Robert Keith Sanford and Darell Morgan.

9-23-97

Katherine Epperley

Funeral services for Katherine Lela Peters Epperley, 75, were held Tuesday morning at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Richard Turner and Rev. Charles Troglin officiating.

Burial was held at Yeager Cemetery.

Epperley died Saturday at her Seminole home.

She was born Sept. 28, 1921 in Holdenville to John Claude and Elsie Iva (Kiser) Petree.

She married Robert Estel Peters in Jan. 12, 1938 in Texas. He preceded her in death on July 2, 1957.

She later married William Nolan Epperley in Holdenville. He preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1976.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, three brothers, Bill Petree, Louis Petree and Kenneth Petree; one stepson, Jerry Epperley; one grandson, Jimmy Dale Peters, Jr.; and one great-granddaughter, Jessica Gregg.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Peters, Holdenville and Jimmy Peters, Seminole; one daughter, Melba Thompson, Holdenville; one stepson, Gary Epperley, Holdenville; two stepdaughters, Deborah Harris and Barbara Maxwell, both of Holdenville; two sisters, Joann Ellis, Holdenville, and Lusha Jasheway, Seminole; 20 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

9-21-97

Katherine

Epperly

Funeral Services for Seminole resident Katherine Lela Peters Epperly, 75, are pending with Hudson Funeral Home in Holdenville.

 

9-9-97

Howard Evans

WEWOKA ¾ Funeral services for Howard Yadon Evans, 74, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Christ.

Rowdy Kincade will officiate. Interment is planned at ONG Cemetery, west of Wewoka, under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Evans died Saturday at Holdenville General Hospital.

He was born Dec. 11, 1922 in Cecil, Ark., to William Chelsey and Ethel Evans. He spent most of his life in the Wewoka area.

Evans married Juanita Jones on June 2, 1946.

He worked as an auto mechanic and was self-employed for many years in Wewoka.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; three sons, James C. Evans, San Diego, Calif., Howard Evans Jr., Mustang, and John Evans, Holdenville; one daughter, Nanette Neese, Wewoka; one sister, Clarice Price, Chandler; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

11-6-95

Anna Mae Evans

OKLAHOMA CITY - Graveside services for former Seminole resident, Anna Mae Evans, 86, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Resthaven Cemetery.

Evans died Tuesday in Oklahoma City.

She was born Jan. 19, 1911 in Idabell to Edward and Bertie Hardin.

Evans was a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church

She married Jim Evans June 1, 1927 in Wewoka. He preceded her in death in Feb. 1972.

Survivors include on son, James Evans, Oklahoma City; two sisters, Verba Krasowski and Pearl Curry, both of Seminole; and one brother, Bert Hardin, Seminole.

Pallbearers include Rusty Hardin, R.B. Bruce, Jon Etheridge, Josh Etheridge, and Chris Etheridge, all of Seminole.

9-30-97

Travis Shad Evans

Funeral services for Travis Shad Evans, 19, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home with Rev. Dewayne Jackson and Rev. Lynn Plant officiating.

Burial will be at Little Cemetery.

Travis died Saturday at University Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born July 17, 1978 to Glenn Ray Evans and Brenda Sue Hall. He was a lifelong Seminole resident.

Survivors include his mother of Tulsa; father and stepmother, Angela Evans, Seminole; one brother, Caleb Evans, of the home; one sister, Micah Evans, of the home; grandparents, Ray and Pat Hall, Little, and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Evans, Eunice, NM; and great-grandmother Christina Hall, Prague.

Casketbearers include Jason Cross, Matt Allison, Cheyenne Allison, Steve Lemons, Scott Decker, and Rob Russell.

Honorary bearers will include Paul Pierce and Shawn Washington.

11-12-97

Ruby Ferguson

BEND, ORE. - Funeral services for former Seminole resident Ruby Lee Ferguson, 77, were held today at Pilot Butte Christian Church with Pastor David Parsons officiating.

A private family burial will follow under the direction of Deschutes Memorial Funeral Home.

Ferguson was born Sept. 6, 1920 in Sulligent, Ala. to Elijah A. and Effie May (Otts) Chaffin. Her parents moved to Seminole in 1921, where she attended school.

She married Chester M. Harris in 1941. Later divorced, she went to work for Pacific Telephone in 1943, and retired in 1977.

She married Duane E. Ferguson in Jan., 1960. He survives her of the home.

Ferguson was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, two brothers and one granddaughter.

Other survivors include one daughter Karen . Marthaller, Bend, Ore.; one son, Clifford D. Harris Sr., Long Beach, Calif.; two sisters, Nell R. Hall, Bountiful, Utah, and Johnie V. Parris, Tulsa; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials to be made to Hospice of Bend, 1301 NW Galveston, Bend, Ore., 97701, or the charity of your choice.

10-17-97

Alex Fish

Funeral services for Cromwell resident Alex "Chief" Wilson Fish Sr., 61, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at the Sand Creek Indian Baptist Church with Rev. Jake Marshall and Rev. George Jesse officiating.

Wake services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at Williamson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be held at the Scott Family Cemetery.

Fish died Thursday at his home in Cromwell.

He was born June 9, 1936 in Wetumka. He graduated from high school and served four years in the military during the Korean War. He then became a truck driver for Dallas Corp. Carriers.

Survivors include two sons, Alex Wilson Fish Jr., Tecumseh, and John Fish, Oklahoma City; four daughters, Donna Anthamatten, Terlton, Laquita Roberts and Laverna Fish Kionute, both of Okemah, and Edna Donnell Fish, Oklahoma City; two brothers, Maxey Fish and J.B. Fish, both of Wetumka; two sisters, Virginia Whitetree and Diana Moppin, both of Wetumka, and 16 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Harold Wallace, Joe Clay, Jeremy Fish, James Scott, Larry Buckley and Curtis Scott.

10-5-97

Opal Foutz

Funeral services for former Bowlegs resident Opal Alyene Foutz, 65 are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Holdenville Cemetery.

Foutz died Thursday at Nan Travis Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Texas.

She was born April 20, 1932 in Roscoe to Lloyd and Ethel (Konawyer) Baughmen. She was reared in Roscoe and attended Bowlegs schools, graduating from Bowlegs High School in 1950.

She was married to Robert VanBrundt. She was married in 1953 to Jack Pierce, and lived in the Seminole area for many years. On Feb. 22, 1976, she married Rex Foutx in Ada. They lived in Seminole for one year, then moved to their current home in Jacksonville, Texas.

Foutz was a member of the Lady of Sorrows Catholic Chruch, Jacksonville.

She is preceded in death by her parents and one son, Jackie Peace, in 1995.

Survivors include her husband, Rex, of the home; four daughters, Ruth Yancey, Bowlegs, Ruby Potter, Independence, Kans., Rita Peace, Jacksonville, Texas, and Rhonda Yeubanks, Maud; one stepdaughter, Beverly Ann Seaton, Little Axe; two stepsons, Rex Timmerman and Bobby Joe Timmerman, both of Pasadena, Texas; 17 grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will include Rex Stuck, Brad Hasbell, David Hasbell, Jason Phillips, Jamie Self, and Ronald Peace.

Honorary pallbearers include Brandon Hasbell, Ines Stuck, and Alonzo Peace.

9-19-97

Minnie Fowler

MAUD - Funeral services for Maud resident Minnie Bee (Williams) Fowler, 76, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Trinity Baptist Church. Rev. Robert Rogers will officiate the service.

Burial will take place at Wolf Cemetery under the direction of Knight Funeral Home.

Fowler died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born July 22, 1921 in Horn Town to David Pickens and Lillie Bell (Smith) Williams.

Fowler was a hairdresser for many years, owning and operating her own beauty shop. She retired from the profession in 1963 to become a homemaker.

She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church.

She married M.D. Fowler on Nov. 22, 1939 at Pumkin Center. He survives her of the home.

Fowler was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, Danny Fowler; three brothers, Austin, John and Howard Williams; and four sisters, Grace Bible, Jettie Hannon, Ora Cameron and Reba Pheiffer.

Other survivors include on son, Phil Fowler, Maud; one daughter, Aloma Rosamond, Weatherford; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

 

9-12-97

Florence Frank

Funeral services for Florence Frank, 50, is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Arbekia Indian Methodist Church.

Wake services will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Stout Funeral Home. Officiating will be Billy Harjo, Marshall Harjo and Joe Lowe Jr.

Burial will be at the Frank Family Cemetery.

Frank died at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born on Nov. 16, 1946 in Wewoka to Thomas and Misselda (Kaney) Johnson. She lived in Wewoka for 15 years.

She married Roger Frank on May 6, 1968. He survives her of the home.

She was a Certified Inspector with Chromalloy of Oklahoma.

Frank was preceded in death by one son, Dewayne Frank; her parents; one sister, Flora McGirt; and two brothers, Jimmy Johnson and Edward Johnson.

Other survivors include two children, Melissa Frank and Jammie Frank, Oklahoma City; two brothers, Tommy Johnson, Wewoka and Wilbert Johnson, Seminole; and four sisters, Katie Harjo, Oklahoma City, Juanette Johnson, Dallas, Texas, Abbie Louis, Dallas, Texas, and Cynthia Castro, Altus.

Pall bearers will be Ron Frank, Jr. Hinman, Butch Harjo, Anthony Salazar, Terry Bond, and Rodney Louis.

Honorary bearer will be Julian Yvarra.

 

9/10/97

 

Robert William Frazier

MAUD - Graveside services for former Maud resident, Robert William Frazier, 60, were held this morning at Cummings Cemetery, with Rev. Jack Thrower officiating.

Burial was under the direction of Knight Funeral Home.

Frazier died Sunday at Hurst, Texas.

He was born Oct. 14, 1936 at Wetumka to Dewie Burton Frazier and Virginia Viola (Jones) Frazier.

Frazier married Linda Tribbey on Feb. 2, 1963 in Oklahoma City; she survives him of their home in North Richland Hills, Texas.

He served 20 years in the US Air Force, retiring in 1975 as a Tech. Sgt. After retiring from the military, he taught heating and air conditioning until he retired in 1995.

Frazier was a member of the First Baptist Church, Choctaw. He belonged to the Oklahoma City Woodcarvers club; Midwest Woodcarvers of Nebraska, Eastern Oklahoma Woodcarvers, Texas Guild of Woodcarvers, Grapevine Heritage Woodcarvers and the National Woodcarvers Association.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father.

Other survivors include one son Richard Frazier, Grapevine, Texas, one brother, Jimmie Dale Frazier, four sisters, Mary Louise Pagencoff, Fla., Betty Lee Goodlett, Apache Junction, Ariz., Patsy Ruth Carver, Mesa, Ariz., and Carolyn Ellvington, Clovis, N. Mex., and two grandchildren.

 

 

9/25/97

Rita Earlene Fry

Funeral services for area resident Rita Earlene Fry, 53, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 at the Pickard Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa with the Rev. Jackie Allen officiating.

She died Wednesday at her home in Asher. Burial will be in the Vista Cemetery under the direction of the Pickard Funeral Home.

Fry was born Sept. 9, 1944 in Byars, Okla to George Baker and Vera Lee (Stehr) Baker.

Fry worked as a beautician and was a Baptist by faith.

She married Ronald G. Fry on Dec. 30, 1971 in Seminole County. He survives her of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Debra Sue Fry, Shawnee; a son, Donald E. Fry, Shawnee; four sisters, Gwen Baker, Elk City; Peggy Allen, St. Louis; Eileen Gladden, Asher; and Eva Payne, Shawnee; four brothers, Bill Payne, Mounds; Eugene Odell, Amarillo, Tex.; LeRoy Odell, Asher; and Larry Odell, Asher..

10-22-97

Eva Fullingim

Funeral services for Eva Lorena Fullingim, 87, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Pickard Funeral Chapel in Konawa.

Rev Richard Winters will officiate the services. Burial will take place at Konawa Cemetery.

Fullingim diedTuesday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

She was born April 25, 1910 in Konawa to Joho Joseph and Lannie Leonora (Reynolds) Hughes.

Fullingim was a lifelong Konawa resident, and a member of Church of Christ.

She was married to Wesley Fullingim on Dec. 11, 1942 in El Reno.

Survivors include three nieces, Nora Cole, Drumright, Fay Crosby, Earlsboro, and Eva Cross, Carollton, Ga.; and five nephews, Paul Reynolds, Noble, James Sanders, Moore, Homer Hughes, Shreveport, La., Joe Croby, Earlsboro, and Ed Cross, Carollton, Ga.

Pallbearers will be members of the Church of Christ.

11-7-97

Nancy Gallaway

Funeral services for Nancy Jo Gallaway, 52, sister of Seminole resident Judy Roberts, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Morning Star Baptist Church, Meeker.

Rev. Jeff Jinks will officiate the service. Burial will take place at New Salem Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Chandler.

Gallaway died Thursday in Oklahoma City.

She was born Jan. 26, 1945 in Oklahoma City to Henry and Nancy Fay (Britton) Woodard.

Gallaway attended and graduated from high school in Meeker. She was a member of the Morning Star Baptist Church.

She married Wesley Gallaway July 22, 1963 in Shawnee. He survives her of the home.

Other survivors include her father and stepmother, Mary Woodard, Oklahoma City; her mother; three daughters, Gina Raper, Maud, Kathy Dickerson, Oklahoma City, and Becky Gallaway, Meeker; two brothers, Glen Woodard, Midwest City, and Leonard Woodard, Del City; one sister, Judy Roberts, Seminole; and four grandchildren.

Gallaway may be viewed at the Parks Brothers Chapel in Meeker.

9-30-97

Harold Glenn

Memorial services for Harold H. Glenn, 77, father of Wewoka resident Linda Kesler, are scheduled for late October.

Glenn died Sunday in Honolulu, Hawaii.

He was born March 24, 1920 in Muskogee to William Lewis Glenn and Mattie Lee Johns.

Glenn served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant at Anzio and Algeria during World War II.

Glenn retired in 1983 as plant supervisor in the electro-motive division of General Motors in Chicago, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Claudette; three brothers, Frank, Herbert and William; and four sisters, Mildred, Zelma, Edna and Alice.

Survivors include his children, Harolyne Grant, Honolulu, Hawaii, Linda Kesler, Wewoka, David Glenn, Country Club Hills, Ill., Lisa Hines and Alice Glenn, Chicago, Ill., and Eric Glenn, Arizona; one brother, Julius Glenn, Chicago, Ill.; one sister, Ruth Glenn, Muskogee; seven grandchildren, one great-grandson and his first wife, Helen Glenn.

 

Glenn

10-21-97

Grace Hall

MAUD - Graveside services for Grace Virginia Hall, 87, were held today at Cummings Cemetery in Maud under the direction of Knight Funeral Home.

Rev. Jim Kirkendall officiated the services.

Hall died Saturday at Pioneer Nursing Home in Maud.

She was born March 15, 1910 in St. Louis, Mo., to Frank and Jennie Belle (Oldfield) Harrison.

Hall was a homemaker and attended First Baptist Church in Maud.

She married Eugene "Gene" Faye Hall on Dec. 16, 1939 in St. Louis, Mo. He preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 1993.

She is also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include one niece, Jean Creason, Chesterfield, Mo.; two nephews and two nieces; and one cousin, Alpha Lee Copeland, Maud.

10-22-97

Robert Harjo

Funeral services for Robert Harjo, 75, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Wake services are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. this evening at Stout Chapel in Wewoka. The body will be taken to Spring Baptist Church for a wake service at the church Thursday evening.

Rev. George Jesse and Rev. Bryant Jesse will officiate the services. Burial will be at Harjo Family Cemetery in Sasakwa under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Harjo died Monday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

He was born June 22, 1922 in Sasakwa to Sam Ochee Harjo and Hillie Chupco Harjo.

Harjo retired from the Department of Transportation and lived in the Sasakwa area most of his life.

He was a Veteran of World War II and a P.O.W. He was a Deacon of the Spring Baptist Church for several years.

He was a resident of New Horizon Nursing Center in Konawa before moving to the Maud Nursing Home.

Harjo was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Tema Harjo, and one sister, Louisa Harjo.

Survivors include one daughter, Loisa Jane Boydstun, Stonewall; one sister, Ella Harjo, Sasakwa; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

11-4-97

William Harjo

Funeral services for William "Bill" Harjo, 87, were held today at Hilltop Indian Presbyterian Church.

Burial took place at the Harjo Family Cemetery, west of Wewoka.

Harjo died Saturday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

He was born Sept. 14, 1910 in Wewoka to Abey and Louisa Nero Harjo. He lived in the Wewoka area all his life and was a retired employee of Seminole County.

Harjo was a Church Elder at the Hilltop Indian Presbyterian Church in Wewoka.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Bessie Cesar Harjo, and two brothers, Mose and Amos Harjo.

Survivors include two daughters, Lucille Johnson and Ruth Reschke, both of Wewoka; one son, Herbert Hap Harjo, Bethany; one brother, Marshall Harjo, Wewoka; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

9-12-97

O.D. Harris

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident O.D. Harris, 54, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Rev. Orval Kendrick and Fred Morrison will officiate the ceremony.

Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Harris died Thursday in his Seminole home.

He was born Dec. 30, 1942 in the Pleasant Grove area of Seminole County to Floyd Wilbur and Lillie Mae (Shepherd) Harris.

He worked in law enforcement for the Seminole Police Department for 13 years, in construction for 3 years, and was an ordained minister.

He married Mary Lou Hopkins on Oct. 31, 1964 in Seminole. She survives him of the home.

Harris is preceded in death by his mother.

Other survivors include his father; one son and daughter-in-law, Clifford Lee and Darla Harris, Seminole; eight brothers, Grady Harris, Huntsville, Ark, Winston Harris, Seminole, Frankie Harris, Ariz., Larry Bobby, Allen and Phillip Harris, all of Seminole; and Darrell Harris, Denison, Texas; four sisters, Esther Hopkins, Kendrick, Francis Chamblis, Killeen, Texas, Jeanie Melton, Claypool, Ariz., and Winnie Stillwell, Seminole; and three grandchildren, Tonya Lindsey, Frankie Lindsey and Wynter Harris.

Casket bearers are Tom Lemmings, Tony O’Brien, Chester Phillips, A.C. Pat Molloy, Paul Brown, and David Lucas.

Honorary bearers are Harvey Young, Gene Webster, Sonny Miller, and his brothers.

 

10-21-97

J.B. Harris

Funeral services for J. B. Harris, 66, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. J. L. Brown officiating.

Burial will be at Little Cemetery.

Harris died Sunday at Shawnee Regional Hospital.

He was born Dec. 13 at Treat, Ark., to Henry Wilson Harris and Hattie (Payne) Harris.

He was a retired oilfield contract welder, a 32nd degree Mason at the Seminole Lodge #476, and served on the Pleasant Grove School Board for 13 years.

Harris married Alice Elois Baughman on April 12, 1957 in Shawnee. She survives him of the home.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

Other survivors include on son, Andrew Jay Harris of the home; two daughters, Kay Walker, Clayton and Sue Deatherage, Holdenville; four brothers, Floyd Harris, Seminole, George Harris, Columbia, La., Albert Harris, Eufaula, and Fay Harris, Shattuck; two sisters, Anna Gunter and Gertrude Harris, both of Seminole; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Frank Carpenter, Todd Baughman, Phillip Harris, Larry Harris, Micha Baughman, Lester Gunter, Larry Johnson, and Fred Combs.

Honorary pallbearers will be nephews, sons-in-law, and grandsons.

10-14-97

Robert Hayes

BOLEY - Funeral services for Robert "Baby" Hayes, 70 will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Amos Temple Methodist Church.

Hayes lived in IXL, and had several family members in Seminole County.

Eulogy will be given by Rev. Cleophus Johnson. Burial will be at Eastlawn Cemetery under the direction of Keller Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Survivors include two sons, Johnny Lee and Leo Hayes, both of Oklahoma City; three daughters, Addie Mae Turner, Boley, Betty Kemp and Doice Hayes, both of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Alva Brown, Oklahoma City, and Lora Thompson, Wellston; stepmother Madie Hayes, IXL; 24 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

9-9-97

Eugene Hendricks

Graveside services for Eugene Hendricks, 88, were scheduled this afternoon at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Harold Turner officiated.

Hendricks died Saturday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

He was born Aug. 14, 1909 in Morrilton, Ark., to Noah and Nora Hendricks. He came to Seminole from Arkansas and lived most of his life here.

Hendricks was married to Blanche Hendricks.

He worked for the city of Seminole Parks Department for 14 years, and the City of Tecumseh Parks Department for nine years before retiring.

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include one brother-in-law, Ellis Casteel of Eufaula.

10/23/97

Oscar M. Hensley

SHAWNEE ¾ Funeral services for former Seminole resident Oscar M. Hensley, 85, were held today at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Matthews officiating.

Hensley died Monday a local hospital. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of the Resthaven Funeral Home.

He was born Aug. 24, 1912 in Alton, Mo. to Felix Marion and Ollie (Hardwick) Hensley.

Hensley graduated from Varnum High School. He had lived in Seminole before moving to Shawnee.

He was a veteran of World War II and served in the US Army in the Philippines and New Guinea.

Hensley was retired from Tinker Air Force Base and was a deacon at Liberty Baptist Church.

He married Kathleen Sheppard on Aug. 27, 1946 in Clovis, N.M. She preceded him in death in 1993.

Surviving are his daughter, Marion Kay Gomez, Shawnee; sister Edna Falls, Ruidoso, N.M.; two granddaughters and several brothers.

 

 

9-14-97

Wade Hilton

BINGER - Funeral services for Wade Hilton, brother of Seminole resident Dorothy Lisenbery, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Binger Baptist Church.

Hilton, 74, died Thursday. Burial will take place at Memory Lane, Anadarko under the Gragg Funeral Home.

He was born Dec. 7, 1922 in Lookeba to Hubbard H. and Florence Hilton.

He grew up in the Lookeba and Binger areas, attended Lookeba School, and was a graduate of 1941 class.

Hilton was a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served his country overseas, in the South Pacific and Japan. He owned and operated Hilton Auto for the past 37 years.

He married Villa E. Heavin Aug. 1, 1953 in Chickasha. She survives him of the home.

 

11-6-97

Andy Hooten

Funeral services for Andrew Marshall Hooten, 87, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at First Church of God, with Rev. Roger Brewer and Rev. Jerry Humphries officiating.

Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Hooten died Wednesday at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born Aug. 24, 1910 in Shawnee to Jesse Marshall and Rosa Ann (Young) Hooten.

Hooten moved from Shawnee to Seminole in 1942.

He was the owner of Hooten Oil Company since 1942. He retired in 1978. He was a member of the First Church of God, and Rotary Civic Club.

Hooten married Floy Nell Womack June 7, 1934 in Tecumseh. She survives him of the home.

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

Other survivors include one son, Bill Hooten, Seminole; four sisters, Ervie Lee Hooten, Shawnee, Geraldine Walls, Tahlequah, Alice Lightfoot, Ponca City and Nona Click, Oklahoma City; four grandchildren, David, Mike and Jon Hooten, and Daniel Newman; and four great-grandchildren, Rayme, Cody, Jake and Abbie Hooten.

Pallbearers will be David Hooten, Mike Hooten, Jon Hooten, Daniel Newman, Steve Quinalty, Don Gill, and Jerry Byram.

Honorary bearers include Don Stuart, Harry Arnhart, Jack White, Cecil Combs and Alvin Rees.

The casket will remain open at the church until approximately 9:30 a.m. Saturday, then will be closed and not re-opened..

10-16-97

Joe Jackson

BASTROP, LA. - Funeral services for Joe Elmon Jackson, father of Seminole resident Ken Jackson, were held today at Golden Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Johnny Miller and Rev. Joe Bell officiated the services. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Jackson, 86, died Tuesday at his residence in Columbia, La.

He was retired from International Paper Co. He was married to Margie Jackson, who survives him of the home.

Other survivors include one daughter, Jo Ann Kelley, Columbia, La.; two sons, Robert Jackson, Bastrop, La., and Ken Jackson, Seminole; one sister, Arvie Hornsby, Denham Springs, La.; two brothers, Woodrow Jackson and Ozias Jackson, both of Rayville, La.; six grandchildren and four stepgrandchildren.

9-9-97

Carl Johnson

Graveside services for Carl A. Johnson, 73, were held Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Carl Whitfield officiated the service.

Johnson died Saturday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

He was born Nov. 13, 1923 in Garfield, Kan., to Frank and Valli (Sjogren) Johnson.

Johnson moved to Seminole from western Kansas 26 years ago.

He worked in the oilfield most of his adult life, for Flint Engineering and Rig Construction.

Johnson was retired from the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, LaVerne Johnson, Seminole; four sons, Frank Johnson, Wichita, Kan., Marvin Johnson, San Antonio, Texas, John Johnson, Great Bend, Kan., and Joward Owen Johnson, Claflin, Kan.; five daughters, Carla Nutting, Crosby, Texas, Darla Belt, Pawnee Rock, Kan., Sharla Woods, Larned, Kan., Marla Johnson, Pawnee Rock, Kan., and Monica Brakebill, Pawnee Rock, Kan.

Other survivors include 28 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

11-9-97

Mary Jones

Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Jones, 96, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. at Lakeview Cemetery in Marietta.

Dr. Kelvin Moseley will officiate the services.

Jones died Thursday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

She was born Sept. 29, 1901 in Russellville, Ala. to James B. and Margrett Nance.

Jones was a charter member of First Baptist Church, where she played the piano and taught Sunday School. She was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge #224, Tri-Quarter Club, an officer of Eastern Star and past president of American Legion Auxiliary.

She was married to Dewey Jones. The couple operated Dewey’s Cafe in downtown Seminole for many years.

Her husband preceded her in death April 4, 1977.

Jones was also preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, and three brothers.

Survivors include Harold W. Jones, Seminole, Gerold "Duge" Jones, Edmond; one daughter, Wanda Durkoop, Seattle, Wash.; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Bruce Harkens, Bradley Harkins, Jeremy Jones, Ray Harrington, Aaron Harrington and Daniel Boren.

11-6-97

Olive Kane

Funeral services for Olive Kane, 91, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Burial will take place at Little Cemetery.

Kane died Wednesday at Pioneer Nursing Home.

She was born Feb. 14, 1906, in Okemah.

Kane worked as a nurses aide before retiring.

Survivors include two sons, Raymond Andrews, Sand Springs, and Floyd E. Andrews, Oklahoma City.

9-9-97

Grace Killgore

LAWTON ¾ Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Grace E. Killgore, 92, were held Tuesday at Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel.

Dr. Gary W. Cook officiated the services. Killgore died Sunday in a Lawton nursing home.

She was born July 2, 1905, near Holdenville. She married James Charles Killgore on Dec. 16, 1922 in Shawnee, and worked as a bookkeeper for her husband in their grain business.

Killgore was a member of First Baptist Church in Shawnee.

Survivors include one brother, Ralph D. Howell, Lawton.

 

Anna Lou Killillay

WEWOKA - Funeral services for former Seminole area resident Anna Lou Killillay, 59, are scheduled at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. James Wigington will officiate and interment will be at Little Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Killillay died Friday in her home in Bryans Road, Md.

She was born Nov. 26, 1937 to Alfred and Sophie Grant in Calvin and was raised in the Seminole area, where she attended school.

Killillay worked as a program analyst for the U.S. Government with F.E.M.A. in Washington D.C. She was a member of the Women of the Moose #576 in Indian Head, Md.

Survivors include her husband, LarryKillillay of the home, two sons, Chris Killillay, LaPlata, Md. and Kevin Killillay, Bryans Road, Md., three brothers, Jeff Grant, Okemah, Jim Grant, Cromwell and Lynn Ray Grant, Shawnee, two sisters, Carolyn Grant, Wewoka, and Linda Kelsey, Muldrow, two grandchildren, and a very close family friend, George Wetherington.

 

 

 

9-26-97

David Kimmell

Funeral services for David Lee Kimmell, 46, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Kimmell died today at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

He was born Jan. 27, 1951 in Ardmore to Henry D. and Ann (Milsaps) Kimmell.

Kimmell lived Bowlegs, moving to Seminole 28 years ago.

He was a member of Bowlegs Baptist Church and a 1970 graduate of Seminole High School.

He was formerly employed at Kelsey-Hayes, B.J. Hughes and Morgan Pipe and Supply.

Survivors include his parents, on brother, Stephen Kimmell, Edmond; one sister, Margaret Ledgerwood, Moore.

Casket bearers will be Hulett Edgemon, Dewey Wright, O.L. Wood, Bill Snell, Phillips Parks and D.D. Patterson.

9-9-97

Hester Lawson

MAUD ¾ Funeral services for Hester Pearl (Edgmon) Lawson, 100, are scheduled at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Baptist Church.

Rev. Carl Whitfield and Sue Nelson will officiate.

Burial is planned at Cummings Cemetery under the direction of Knight Funeral Home.

Lawson died Sunday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

She was born June 1, 1897 at Sacred Heart in Seminole County to James Teldon and Mattie (Villines) Edgmon.

On Dec. 25, 1914, she married C.M. "Mal" Lawson in Seminole County. He preceded her in death Sept. 13, 1990.

She is also preceded by her parents, one daughter, Verna Lewis; three brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include one son, J.T. Lawson, Wolf; one daughter, Kathleen Lane, Midwest City; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Jim Lawson, Mike Lawson, Johnny Hilderbrandt, Joe Gladden, Troy Nelson and Scott Nelson.

 

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9-23-97

James Paul Lee

OKEMAH - Funeral services for James Paul Lee, 73, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ with Bro. Roger Thompson officiating.

Burial will take place at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home.

Lee died Saturday at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born Oct. 16, 1923 in Mulberry, Ark. to Thomas Marion and Dora Cecil (Payne) Lee.

Lee was the owner and operator of Lee’s Small Engine Repair. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Okemah Lion’s Club, Okemah Chamber of Commerce, and was the past Mayor of Okemah at the time the town changed to a city.

He married Retta Patti Gray Oct. 24, 1940 in Wewoka. She survives him of the home.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents and six brothers.

Other survivors include two sons, Jimmy R. Lee, Henryetta and Kenneth Lee, Okemah; two daughters, Linda Wilson and Paula Sayre, both of Okemah; ten grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Joe Edgar Cheatwood, Gene Fuller, Bill Green, Bill McClain, Fred Ott, Jerry Smith and Bill Tanner.

Honorary Pallbearers include Charlie Beets, Oscar Custer, Marvin Franks, Ray Fulsom, John Radebaugh and Leland Scrimshire.

9-18-97

Cornelious Liddell Sr.

Funeral services for Cornelious Liddell Sr., 67, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Rev. Earlis Bert of St. Stephen Baptist Church will officiate the service. Burial will be at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Liddell died Monday at Valley View Hospital in Ada.

He was born Dec. 10, 1929 in Wetumka.

Liddell was a member of St. Stephen Baptist Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Eileen Hines and Loretta Campbell, both of Midwest City, Marlene William, Tulsa and Regina Johnson, Manhattan, Kan.; two sons, Cornelious Liddell Jr., Witchita, Kan., and Harold Liddell, Oklahoma City.

Other survivors include five brothers, Conaway Liddell and Luther Liddell, both of Wewoka, Richard Liddell, Spencer, and Larry Liddell and Bobby Liddell, both of Midwest City; three sisters, Rose Johnson, Wewoka, Luella Doyle, Tulsa, and Carleta Roberts, Midwest City; 18 grandchildren, 12 stepgrandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and one very special friend, Elzora Fry, Oklahoma City.

Pall bearers include Cornelious Liddell Jr, Harold Liddell, Tracy Johnson, Jerome Johnson, Cedric Roberts, Rodney Johnson, Eric Johnson and Donyell Roberts.

Honorary bearers will be Ronnie Littleton Jr., Antonio Littleton, Daniel Littleton, Harold McCarthy, Gerard McCarthy, Aaron Ashley and Thomas Liddell.

Clifford E. Ligon

Funeral services for lifelong Wewoka resident, Clifford E. Ligon, 65, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church.

Rev. Kenneth Romines will officiate. Interment will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Ligon died Thursday in the Shawnee Regional Hospital.

He was born July 8, 1932 in Wewoka to Ovie and Luther Ligon and live all his life in the Wewoka area.

Ligon served in the U.S. Army in 1952 to 1954 during the Korean Conflict; he was a member of the American Legion Post #122 of Wewoka.

He had worked and retired as a truck driver for C&C Truck Service.

Survivors include his wife, Jean, of the home, two sons, Joe Ligon, Marlow and Curtis Ligon, Wolf, one daughter Joni Nail, Konawa, one brother L. C. Ligon, Wetumka, two sisters, Avie Stephens, Arlington, Texas and Melva Heard, Konawa, and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Moore, Mike Venable, Lester Bryant, Dick Kay, Barry Wood, Don Hill, Gene Beller and Brent Ashby.

 

10-31-97

PAID OBIT

 

Agnes Livingston

Funeral services for Agnes Frances Livingston, 80, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with Father Basil Keenan, OSB, officiating.

Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Burial will take place at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee.

Livingston died Thursday in her Seminole Home.

She was born Oct. 25, 1917 in Shawnee to Frank and Rosalie (Hrebicek) Kozel. Both parent were born in Europe.

Livingston was a homemaker, and a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, an active member of Alter Society, and a volunteer with the Hospital Auxiliary for 22 years.

She married her first husband, John Wilton Diggs, in 1937. He preceded her in death Dec. 24, 1951. She married her second husband, Jack Livingston, in 1962. He preceded her in death in 1972.

Livingston was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include two daughters, Doris Simpson, Sewickley, Pa., and Mary Ann Ravkind, Dallas, Texas; one sister, Anna Burnett, San Antonio, Texas; six grandchildren, Tara Simpson Hodges, Atlanta, Ga., Harold Simpson Jr., Dallas, Texas, Courtney Ravkind Galvan, Paige Ravkind, and Brick Simpson, all of Dallas, Texas, and Scarlett Ravkind Botkin, Houston, Texas; and three great-grandchildren, Alexandra and Antonia Hodges, and Savannah Botkin.

10/23/97

Rudy Lovins

Graveside funeral services for Earl Rudolph "Rudy" Lovins, former Seminole resident, were held Thursday morning at Little Axe Community Cemetery.

Tribal representative Johnny Mann officiated. Burial was under the direction of John Ireland Funeral Home.

Lovins, 64, died Tuesday at a Shawnee hospital.

He was born April 2, 1933, in Lawton to L.D. and Janie (Harjo) Lovins.

He attended school in the Seminole area. He was employed by the State of Oklahoma at Little River State Park until his medical retirement in 1991.

He was an active member of the Seminole Nation.

He married JoAnn Johnson on Aug. 14, 1957, in Wewoka.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Ann and Marilyn Lovins and Carol Hackbarth, all of Norman, and Donna Wunderlin, Lewisburg, Tenn.; one son, Earl Lovins, Norman; one brother, Dave Bowlegs, Wewoka; eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Janie and Edmond Bowlegs; four brothers and one stepbrother.

9-12-97

Beulah Madsen

Funeral services for Beulah Agatha "Pat" Madsen, 74, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Father Basil Keenan, OSB, will officiate the service.

Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Madsen died Thursday in her Seminole home.

She was born Dec. 7, 1922 in Denison, Texas to Dee Pat Sr. and Effie (Power) Dobbs.

Madsen was a telephone operator for years in Oklahoma and California.

She moved to Seminole from Los Angeles, Calif. in 1969. She was married to Dick Madsen, who preceded her in death in 1985.

Other who preceded her in death include her parents and one sister, Ruby Beene.

Survivors include one brother, Dee Pat Dobbs Jr., Sallisaw, and other Seminole residents.

Casket bearers will be Keith Eppler, Roger Long, Allan Barger, Billy Eppler, Keith Cotton and Mark Selfridge.

10-8-97

Winston Marsh

Memorial services for former Seminole County businessman Winston R. Marsh, 69, are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Jeff Moore officiating.

He died Monday at his home in Shawnee.

Marsh was born Sept. 11, 1928 in El Reno to Leonadus and Della (Pitt) Marsh. He graduated from Shawnee High School in 1947 and lived most of his life in Shawnee.

He had served in the U.S. Army in the Korean conflict and had a 37-year career with Southwestern Bell in Holdenville, Lawton, Oklahoma City, Seminole and Shawnee. He retired in 1984.

He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

Marsh married Marjory Goodson in Shawnee Sept. 26, 1964. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and two brothers.

Other survivors include his family, Samuel Marsh, Tab and Amy Marsh, Lee and Regina Marsh, Kari, Kase and Spike Kelly, Lillian Lyon, Virginia Deyer, and Dudly Williams.

11-11-97

Carl Maynard

Funeral services for Carl Eldon Maynard, 61, were held today at Stout Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka.

Rev. Perry Justus officiated the service. Burial was at Little Cemetery.

Maynard died Saturday.

He was born March 27, 1936 in Seminole to Lonnie and Elfreeda Maynard. He was raised in the Seminole area until the family moved to California in 1950.

Maynard went into the Air Force in 1955 and was stationed in several locations. He had worked with various computer companies including IBM, and retired in computer sales.

He was involved in gospel music for several years, associated with such groups as The Master’s Trio and Carmays.

Maynard returned two years ago to Wewoka after living in Dallas, Texas for the past 18 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, one brother, Wayne, and three children, Melody, Lonnie Glenn and Carla Dawn.

Survivors include his mother; four children, Chery Maynard and Steve Maynard, both of New Mexico, Theresa Maynard, Tahlequah, and Tammy Denise Maynard-Ortiz, Tulsa; one sister, Paula Kiker, Wewoka; and four grandchildren.

10-22-97

Raymond McCanless

Graveside services for Raymond McCanless, 89, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Rev. Rusty Dawson will officiate the services.

He was born Dec. 12, 1907, in Durant to Jo and Florence (Knight) McCanless.

He moved to Seminole with his family in 1927 during the oil-boom. He worked for Gulf Oil Co. for 41 years, and served a short term in the Navy during World War II.

McCanless married Ruby Williams in 1932. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include one son, Gilmer, Sapulpa; one daughter, Judy, Spavinaw; two sisters, Jessie Cyche, Chester, and Mae Thorp, Cypress, Texas; one brother, Leroy McCanless, Seminole; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

10-16-97

Geneva McKenzie

Funeral services for Seminole resident Geneva Marie McKenzie, 77, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Nazarene Church in Holdenville with Rev. Meredith Robinson officiating.

Burial will be at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

McKenzie died Wednesday at Shawnee Care Center.

She was born May 7, 1920, in Allen to Jess and Icie Belle (Brown) Brewer.

McKenzie was a homemaker, and retired from State of Oklahoma Motor Fuel Department, where she was a secretary. She came to Seminole from Oklahoma City in 1989, and was a member of Holdenville Nazarene Church.

She married Tobe McKenzie on Oct. 14, 1960 in Chandler. He preceded her in death in 1986.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, James H. Brewer.

Survivors include three stepchildren, Charleen McKenzi, and Betty Kay Gilmore, both of Oklahoma City, and Coleen Augle, Oak Harbor, Wash.; one sister, Mae Cane, Seminole.

9-21-97

Albert Mears

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Albert Benton Mears, 75, are scheduled for 2 p.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Mears died Friday in his Tulsa home.

He was born May 26, 1922 in the Summitt Township of Marion County, Kan. to William Floyd and Ellis (Pitchford) Mears.

Mears worked for the Seminole Ice Plant before moving to Tulsa in the 1950’s, where he retired from Tulsa County.

He married Leota (Lackey) Mears in 1943 in Shawnee. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, Teddy Lee Mears, Allen Benton Mears and Dennis Nelson Mears, all of Tulsa; three brothers, William "Bill" Mears, Seminole, Roy Mears, Washington, and Gene Mears, Friendship, Texas; two sisters, Charlotte Morris, Houston, Texas and Louis Kelly, Broken Arrow; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Public viewing will take place beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

9/26/97

Terrance Moon

WEWOKA ¾ Funeral services for Terrance D. Moon, 47, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Stout Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Bob Thornburgh of Madill will officiate. Burial will follow in Little Cemetery.

Moon died Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, after a long illness.

He was born Aug. 28, 1950, in Wewoka to Helen and Hubbard Thomas Moon. He graduated from New Lima High School in 1968.

He served four years in the U.S Air Force and worked at the Oklahoma State Prison in McAlester from October, 1987, until December, 1990.

He returned to Wewoka five years ago.

He was preceded in death by his father in April, 1974.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Helen and A.C. Redwine of Spaulding; one son, Noah Barton Moon Perry, U.S. Marines, Paris Island, S.C.; one daughter, Amber Donelle Moon, McAlester; two sisters, Donna Oliver, Eufaula, and Phyllis Garrison, Montrose, Calif.; three brothers, Thomas J. Moon, Richardson, Texas, Tim Moon, Oklahoma City; and David Moon, Barbarton, Ohio.

Pallbearers will include Michael Stewart, Jimmy and Bill Lozier, all of Seminole, Nathan Stewart, Henryetta, and Graham and Joseph Moon, both of Wewoka.

Honorary pallbearers include Stephen Allen, Wewoka, and Tracy Shull, Savana.

10-9-97

George Morrow

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident George Washington Morrow, 87, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel, Okemah with Carl Clay officiating. Burial will take place in Vamoosa Cemetery.

Morrow died Wednesday in an Okemah hospital.

He was born July 16, 1910 in Seminole County to Plaskey Bell Morrow and Dovie (Matlock) Morrow.

Morrow was an oilfield pumper for 68 years and had worked for Portable Drilling Corporation of Tulsa and Waddell Lease Service of Seminole. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Konawa.

He married Lois Baker on June 18, 1932 in Seminole County. She preceded him in death in 1987.

Morrow was also preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include three daughters, Lillie Williams, Velma, Lois Ann Gormly, Okemah, and Judi Kenneda, Okemah; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.

11-11-97

Hershel Mulkey

Funeral services for Hershel Lee Mulkey, 75 were held today at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Jimmy Joslin officiating.

Burial was held at Little Cemetery.

Mulkey died Sunday at his home in Shawnee.

He was born Jan. 18, 1922 in Wewoka to Homer Stark and Katie Delilah (Ong) Mulkey. He lived 74 years in Seminole County.

Mulkey retired from the oilfields in 1987.

He married Opal Faye Hollaway April 9, 1956 in Seminole. She preceded him in death.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Arthur, Carl, and Marvin.

Survivors include one son, Randy Mulkey, Shawnee; one daughter, Hershellia Hillier, Wills Point, Texas; one brother, Melvin "Gene" Mulkey, Seminole; one sister, Gladys Owens, Wills Point, Texas; and three grandchildren.

10-14-97

Carl Myatt

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Carl "Chic" Myatt, 81, were held at 2 p.m. today at Pickard Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Wesley Martin officiated the service.

Burial was at Konawa Cemetery.

Myatt died Sunday at Veterans Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born March 3, 1916 in Konawa to William T. and Jennie (Akin) Myatt.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the American Legion, and worked as a painter and cook.

He married Betty Jo Irby Sept. 14, 1957 in Oklahoma City. She survives him of the home.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one son, Benny Lee, and one sister, Mildred Myatt.

Other survivors include five sons, Edward Myatt, Konawa, James Tillman, Atlanta, Ga., Danny Tillman, Wash., Donald Tillman, Konawa, and Eddie Tillman, Konawa; four daughters, Mildred Poston, Konawa, Shirley Akins, Chickasha, Mary Waldron, Konawa, and Margaret Wise, Norman; two brothers, Cecil Myatt, Canadian, Texas, and Fred Myatt, Huntsville, Ala.; 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were grandsons, with honorary pallbearers Milton Courtney, Jack Streetman and Danny Khoury.

9-30-97

Lela Myers

AMARILLO, TEXAS - Funeral services for Cromwell resident Lela Cardeen Bryant Myers, 51, were held recently. Burial was held in Shamrock Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home in Wellington, Texas.

Myers died Sept. 24 in a Tulsa Hospital.

She was born in Groom, Texas, and attended school in Wellington schools. She received her nursing degree in 1978 from Northwest Texas R.N. School and worked in hospitals in Okemah and Wewoka as well as other Texas hospitals.

She married Gene Myers in 1964 at Clarendon.

Survivors include her husband of Cromwell; five sons, Carl Myers, Holdenville, Clifford Myers and Clifton Myers, both of Cromwell, Craig Myers, Seminole and Henry Wilson, Wewoka; two daughters, Kathy Wilson, Wewoka and Kim Wilson, Oklahoma City; one brother, Johnny Bryant, Tampa Fla.; three sisters, Decie May Pool, McLean, Texas, and Annie Nation and Edna Benton, both of Wellington; and several grandchildren.

9-11-97

William Narcomey III

Graveside services for William Emerson Narcomey III, 16, were held Monday at Hyachea Family Cemetery near Bowlegs under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Narcomey died Sept. 2 in Farmington, Utah as a result of an automobile accident.

He was born Aug. 7, 1981 in St. Paul, Minn. to William Narcomey Jr. and Bridgette Bailey.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, Audrey Narcomey, of the home; one sister, Valencia Hanna Narcomey; one stepbrother, John Prentice; one grandfather, William Narcomey Sr., Utah; one grandmother, Corinee Bailey, Menominee Reservation, Wis.; and Seminole County relatives.

10-21-97

Ralph Nichols

BROKEN ARROW - Funeral services for Ralph W. Nichols, father of Wewoka resident Dale Nichols, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel with Rev. Nick Garland officiating.

Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home.

Nichols, 77, died Monday at Broken Arrow Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 7, 1919 at Coweta to Ira O. and Maude A. (Sewell) Nichols. He was a 1937 graduate of Coweta High School and a graduate of Tulsa Business College.

He was a veteran, having obtained to rank of sergeant in the United States Army. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Nichols married Mary Louise Roberts on Feb. 6, 1943 in Tulsa. They moved to Broken Arrow in 1946 from Coweta.

He was the owner and operator of Broken Arrow Tractor and Implement from 1955 to 1978.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and Jack and one sister, Irma Shaw.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Dale Nichols, Wewoka and Mark Nichols, Tulsa; two sisters, Grace Southern and Alma Lee Phillips, both of Coweta; one brother, Gene Nichols, Downey, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

At the family’s request, memorials can be made to Parkinson Association, 3220 S. Peoria, Tulsa, Okla., 74105.

10/08/97

Clara R. Nicholson

WEWOKA ¾ Funeral services for long time resident Clara R. Nicholson, 95, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Wewoka Church of Christ.

She died Monday in the Holdenville General Hospital. Burial will be in the Oak Wood Cemetery under the direction of the Stout Funeral Home.

Nicholson was born in Avoca, Indian Territory on Feb. 10, 1902 to James T. and Lelia M. (Mauldin) Ramage. She was the seventh of eight children.

She had been a riveter with Douglas Aircraft during World War II and later worked for Lillian Russell.

She was very active in the Church of Christ.

Nicholson married William Nicholson Sr. in 1922. He preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Bill Nicholson, Jr., five brothers, two sisters and two grandsons.

Survivors include daughters, Eileen Pilz, Tulsa, and Mary Thomas, Wewoka.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

The family has requested that any memorials be made to The Search Program, P.O. Box 371, Edmond, OK 73083-0371.

 

9-21-97

Tressie Nix

Graveside services for Tressie Virginia Nix, 81, are scheduled to be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Dr. Kelvin Mosely will officiate the services.

Nix died Thursday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

She was born Aug. 30, 1916 in Wheeling, West Virginia, to Roy and Florence (Carpenter) Starcher.

A homemaker, Nix was a member of First Baptist Church.

She married Grady Nix, who preceded her in death in 1981.

Nix is also preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

Survivors include one daughter, Peggy Stewart, Seminole; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

9-17-97

Robbie Jean Oliver

Funeral services for Robbie Jean Oliver, 65 are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday and Cooper Funeral Chapel in Tecumseh. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee.

Oliver died Monday in Dallas, Texas.

She was born April 8, 1932 in Sallisaw to Robert and Myrtle Estep. She was reared in Sallisaw and Cherokee County, and lived in Pauls Valley and Muskogee before moving to Earlsboro in 1975.

Oliver worked as a bookkeeper at the Ramada Inn in Seminole for several years. She worked as the manager at Pizza Hut in Tecumseh for 11 years before transferring to Pizza Hut in Seminole three years ago.

She was an active member of the Business and Professional Women Chapters in Tecumseh and Seminole, and also the Chamber of Commerce in both towns. Other memberships include Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Rotary Club, both of Seminole, and The American Legion Auxiliary in Tecumseh.

She married Denton Oliver on Oct. 16, 1970 in Fort Gibson. He survives her of the home.

Oliver is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Pauline Drake and Lucille Kirk; and two brothers, Jack Estep and Clifton Estep.

Other survivors include one daughter, Joy Alsip, Dallas, Texas; two sisters, JoAnn Beaver, Hulbert and Wanda Rinehart, Fort Gibson; three brothers, Don Estep, Anchorage, Alaska, Pete Estep, Eagle River, Alaska and Elmer Estep, Porter; and one grandson.

11-02-97

Raymond Ott

SHAWNEE - Funeral services for Raymond L. "Dusty" Ott, 47, son of Rella and Lee Wyatt, Seminole, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Central Church of Christ with Dwyane Dennis officiating, and Mike Bentley assisting.

Burial will be at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Ott died Friday in Shawnee.

He was born Nov. 16, 1949 in Wewoka to Eugene W. and Rella (Cawdell) Ott. He was a staff sergeant in the Air Force, serving three tours in Vietnam.

Ott was a member of the Central Church of Christ, Shawnee.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Cawdell, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Ott.

Survivors include his parents, Rella and Lee Wyatt, Seminole; three sisters, Rita Romberg and Jan White, both of Shawnee, and Delores West, Del City; and one step-sister, Jeannie Goode, Choctaw.

Casket bearers are Lee Wyatt, Bryon White, Mike West, Gary Underhill, John Loveless, and Eric Crandall.

11/14/97

Stella Ott

 

Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident, Stella Temera Ott, 92, are scheduled for 12 p.m. Saturday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at Bearden Cemetery.

Ott died Thursday.

She was born on May 18, 1905 in Winmount, Ala. to William Dayton Holmes and Maggie Ellen (Burke) Holmes.

She was married to Bird Ott who preceded her in death on March 18, 1986. Also preceding her in death were her parents, one son, Orville Ott, and one brother, Thurman Holmes.

Survivors include one grandson, Edward Ott, Tulsa, Okla. and two great grandchildren.

9-9-97

Roy Van Outlaw

SHAWNEE ¾ Funeral services for Roy Van Outlaw, 50, the father of Seminole resident Holly Massay, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Don Sullivan will officiate the services. Burial will take place at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Outlaw died Saturday at an Oklahoma City hospital.

He was born Sept. 9, 1946 in Thomas to Noah Vandiver "Van" and Geraldine (Fullbright) Outlaw.

He graduated from Earlsboro High School and attended Oklahoma State University.

Outlaw served in the U.S. Navy, and was stationed at Angel Island, San Francisco as a Nuclear Electronics Technician. After his time in the service, he worked for Sylvania and Rock Island Railroad as an engineer.

He pitched Minor League baseball, and also obtained his private pilot’s, instructor’s and commercial licenses. He was an accomplished musician and music instructor.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his mother; his wife, Margaret Outlaw, Tecumseh; two sons, Russell Van Outlaw, and Travis Wayne Outlaw, both of Shawnee; two daughters, Abby Jo Outlaw, Shawnee, and Holly Massay, Seminole; two stepsons, Greg Stone, Oklahoma City, and Scott Stone, Norman; one sister, Barbara Vanlandingham, Shawnee; and two granddaughters.

9-9-97

Douglas Penny

WEWOKA ¾ Funeral services for Douglas L. Penny, 75, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Stout Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Larry Chesser will officiate the ceremony. Interment will take place at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka.

Penny died Sunday at Veteran’s Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

He was born Jan. 12, 1922, to William and Francis Penny in Jacksonville, Ark.

In 1939, Penny joined the U.S. Army’s 25th Division. He was served in Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was bombed. He also served in the Pacific Islands, New Zealand and France. After his discharge in 1945, he made his home in Wewoka.

He was employed by Commercial Brick Corp.

Penny was preceded in death by one son, Wilburn Leon Sperry; his mother; and one brother, Chester Wayne Penny.

Penny married Elsie McGinnis on Oct. 23, 1944. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include one son, Douglas W. Penny, Ft. Gibson; one daughter, Ramona Slayton, Wewoka; one sister, Cecil McQuatters, Potter, Texas; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

9-28-97

Anna Mae Pompey

WEWOKA - Funeral services for Anna Mae (Barkus) Pompey, 96, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at St. Paul’s Baptist Church with Rev. Clifford Bert officiating.

Burial will take place at Westwood Cemetery under the Direction of Keller Funeral Home.

Pompey died Thursday at Holdenville General Hospital.

She was born April 3, 1901 in Sasakwa to Pilot and Lucy (Stepney) Barkus.

A lifelong Seminole County resident, she married Cephus Pompey. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, Elmer Pompey Sr., Seminole; and two daughters, Stella Mae Huntley and Lola Mae Jackson, both of Seminole.

 

10-5-97

Maggie Reynolds

Funeral services for Konawa resident Maggie Mary Reynolds, 93, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Pickard Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ed Bray officiating.

Burial will take place in Vamoosa Cemetery.

Reynolds died Friday at New Horizon Nursing Home.

She was born Feb. 24, 1904 to Milard Joseph and Eva Lee (Slaughter) Thomas. She lived her entire life in the Sasakwa and Konawa areas.

She married William Brazell in January of 1920 in Konawa. She married Benjamin Reynolds in January of 1935. Both husbands preceded her in death.

Reynolds is also preceded in death by one son, Billy Joe Brazell, two daughters, Wilma Dean Tucker and Otharine Reynolds, three sisters, three brothers, four grandsons and one granddaughter.

Survivors include one son, Richard "Dick" Brazell, Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Vausey Kramer, Konawa and Nadine Collins, Shawnee; one stepson, John Reynolds, Shawnee; one sister, Lola Dean, Nacogdoches, Texas; 28 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and a host of great-great-grandchildren.

Pall bearers will be her grandsons.

10-3-97

John Riddle

Graveside services for former Wewoka resident John Walker Riddle, 27, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Dolberg Cemetery in Dolberg, with Pastor Stanley Buckmaster officiating.

Riddle died Thursday in Oklahoma City.

He was born Sept. 2, 1970 in Madera, Calif., to Carlis and Katherine (Wright) Riddle.

He lived in California before moving to Wewoka in 1980. He graduated from Butner High School in Cromwell.

Riddle spent two and a half years with Talking Leaves Job Corp. in Tahlequah. He lived in Oklahoma City for the past four years.

Survivors include his parents, of Wewoka; three brothers, Joe Riddle, Shawnee, Jerry Monk, Mont., and Gene Stancel, Ark.; two sisters, Louann Barber, Oklahoma City, and Barbara Hayes, Ariz.

9-9-97

Mae Rogers

Funeral services for Mae Ruth (Mary) Rogers, 85, are planned at 11 a.m. Saturday at the New Jerusalem Temple COGIC in Oklahoma City.

Dr. Bobby L. Williams will officiate the service. Burial is planned in Westwood Cemetery, Wewoka, under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Rogers died Saturday in Oklahoma City.

She was born Dec. 6, 1911 in Earlsboro, and lived most of her life in Wewoka.

She was a member of the Penticostal Holiness Church.

Survivors include seven daughters, Thelma Noble, Wewoka, Wilma Carolina, Oklahoma City, Jewell Taylor, Denison, Texas, Sharon Jones, Oklahoma City, Jennie Reed, Arcadia, Mae Mitchell, Oklahoma City, and Rosie Rogers, Oklahoma City; two sons, Jerry Rogers, Oklahoma City, and Roy Rogers, Wewoka; and two sisters, Macy Ray, Bakersfield, Calif, and Susie Carter, Tulare, Calif.

10/23/97

Elmer Rounsaville

KONAWA - Graveside services for lifelong Konawa resident Elmer Rounsaville, 79, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Rounsaville died Wednesday at his home.

He was born at Friendship on Aug. 25, 1918 to Gerome Curb and Edna Rounsaville.

Rounsaville lived all his life in the Konawa area and worked in the oil fields. He was a member of the Vamoosa Baptist Church.

On June 10, 1944, Rounsaville married Noma Maxine Mosley in Holdenville; she survives him of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Jack Rounsaville, Oklahoma City and Bob Rounsaville, Konawa, three brothers, three sisters, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Roger Rounsaville, Lance Rounsaville, Russell Rounsaville, William Sisk, Thurman Harris and Wendell Scroggins. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Jackson, Bob Jackson and John McMillan.

 

 

9-18-97

Lena Schleicher

Rosary for Lena Schleicher, 91, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel in Shawnee. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Benedict Catholic Church.

Rev. Charles Massoth, O.S.B., will be celebrant. Burial will take place in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Oklahoma City.

Schliecher died Tuesday in a Maud Nursing home.

She was born July 16, 1906, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Earl and Daty Gracy. She was reared and graduated from Fort Worth.

Schleicher had lived in Wichita, Kan., Oklahoma City, and Tecumseh before moving to Maud five years ago.

She was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church and was a Cub Scout leader.

She married Albert Schleicher in Kansas City. He preceded her in death in 1993.

Also preceding her in death were her parents and two sons, Herman and Eugene Schleicher.

Survivors include one daughter, Rita Roy; one son, Charles Schleicher, Kansas City, Kan.; nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Molly Winn Shi

STRATFORD - Funeral services

for Molly Wanda Winn Shi, 85, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church.

Burial will take place at McGee Cemetery. Shi died Monday.

She was a homemaker and teacher in the Stratford and Joy public schools. She was an active member of the Stratford First United Methodist Church, an officer of the Stratford Community Library and was active in civic affairs.

Shi was preceded in death by her husband, Augustin Henry Shi Jr.

Survivors include daughter Molly Shi Boren and son Dr. A. H. Shi V, both of Seminole, as well as five other daughters.

The family asks that memorials be made to either the Old Bank Restoration, in care of the Stratford Chamber of Commerce, the United Methodist Church of Stratford, or the Chandler-Watts Library of Stratford.

9-30-97

Chris Smith

FALLS CITY, NEB. - Funeral services for former Seminole resident Chris E. Smith, 81, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, Falls City, with Rev. Dr. Richard Don officiating.

Burial will be in Steele Cemetery under the direction of Clark Funeral Home.

Smith died Monday at Community Medical Center.

He was born June 20, 1916 in Kellyville to Campbell Wallace Smith and Janie Ruth (Farmer) Smith.

He lived in many towns throughout the midwest, including Seminole, and worked as an oilfield hand and a machinist. He was a member of the First Christian Church, an Elder Emeritus, a Sunday School teacher and Sunday School Superintendent of the church. He was a member of the Masons in Tarkio, Mo.

Smith married Billie Halteman on Aug. 23, 1936 in Seminole. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by on daughter, Lillian Ruth; one brother, Roy Smith; four sisters, Fern, Viva, Ellen and Zelda; and two grandsons.

Other survivors include four sons, John Smith, Iola, Kans., James Smith, Cook, Neb., Alfred Smith, Beatrice, Neb., and David Smith, Cave Springs, Ark.; one daughter, Jane Zentner, Tulsa; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Les Zentner, Kevin Smith, Carl Smith, Andy Smith, Eldon Saugstad, Larry Workman, David Ullman, Greg Madison, Dale Ingle, Jeff Leigon, and Marc Thyfault.

10-1-97

Charles Smith

PRAGUE - Funeral services for Charles Lee Smith, 51, brother of Seminole County residents Kenneth Smith and Dorothy McClanahan, were held at 2 p.m. today at Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, with Freeman Whitlock officiating.

Burial will follow in Prague Cemetery.

Smith died Saturday.

He was born Sept. 7, 1946, in Tulare, Calif., the son of Elmer and Edna (Whitlock) Smith. He had served in the U.S. Navy, worked as an oil field pumper and was self employed as a small engine mechanic.

Smith married Donna Holik in Prague on March 30, 1990. She survives him of the home.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Other survivors include one son, Charles Allen Smith, Shawnee; two daughters, Angela Marie Smith, Shawnee, and Shawna Smith, Prague; two brothers, Keith Smith, Lone Grove and Kenneth Smith, Seminole; two sisters, Dorothy McClanahan, Wewoka, and Donnie Carroll, Edmond; and seven grandchildren.

11-7-97

Dorothy Smith

PADEN - Funeral services for Dorothy Bernice Smith, 66, sister to a Seminole resident, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Paden Holiness Church with Rev. James McDaniel, Rev. David Taylor and Rev. Paul Heard officiating.

Burial will take place in Paden Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Prague.

Smith died Thursday in Tulsa.

She was born Dec. 20, 1930, in Paden to John Wesley and Audry Samantha (Doyle) Lee.

Smith lived in Okfuskee County most of her life and was a member of the Paden Holiness Church.

She married Ban J. Smith on Nov. 26, 1949. He preceded her in death in 1991.

Smith was also preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Palmer Cooper; one son Wesley Ray Smith; and one grandson.

Survivors include two sons, David J. Smith, and Douglas Smith, both of Prague; three daughters, Delilah Morehead, Paden, Debbie Caton, Shawnee, and Linda Taylor, Kellyville; six brothers, Doyle Lee, Gene Lee, Jimmy Lee, John Lee, Bill Lee, and Dean Lee, all of Paden; five sisters, Theo Estep and Linda Allen, both of Paden, Martha House, Seminole, Charlie Mae Hutchinson, Harrah, and Clara Faye White, Oklahoma City.

9-26-97

Lloyd Stephens

BALKO - Funeral services for former Seminole resident Lloyd Stephens, 66, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Balko Mennonite Brethren Church.

Stephens died Thursday in his Balko home.

He was born June 14, 1931 in Coal to John and Mary Stephens.

He married Freda M. Lee on Aug. 15, 1949 in Seminole. She survives him of the home.

Stephens was preceded in death by his parents.

Other survivors include five sons, James, Richard, Kenny, Dale and Gerald Stephens; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

11-5-97

Benny Stevens

Tribal rites for Benny Stevens, brother of Francena Little, Seminole, are scheduled for today at the Carol Mack Patterson home and burial is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Wakolii Cemetery under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.

Stevens died Monday in a Norman Nursing Home at the age of 47.

He was born Feb. 17, 1950, to Frances Stevens. He was a member of the Sac and Fox and Kickapoo tribes.

Stevens graduated from Dale High School, where he was active in basketball and baseball. He also attended Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech.

Survivors include his mother, and sisters, Gail Harjo, Shawnee, Francena Little, Seminole.

9-7-97

Timothy Stewart

Funeral services for Timothy Glenn Del Stewart, four months old, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Dan Factor will officiate the services.

Interment will take place at Little Cemetery.

Stewart died Thursday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

He was born May 5, 1997 in Shawnee to Timothy Trent Stewart and Starla Dawn (Phillips) Peace.

He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Gene Price, and Cleo and Silas Stewart.

Survivors include his father; his mother, of the home; four brothers, Trenton Jacob Stewart, Lariat T. Stewart, Levi Stewart and Coty B. Stewart; maternal grandparents, Donna Phillips, Seminole and Ricky and Debbie Phillips, Shawnee; paternal grandparents, Del and Debra Stewart, Seminole and Barbara Hawse, Fla.; Great-grandparents, Wanda Phillips, Conrad Trecker, Jackie Phillips, Diane Peace, Dewayne Peace and Faye Price; three uncles, Jason Phillips, Jay Stewart and Jeff Stewart; two aunts, Angel and Heaven Phillips; and a number of great aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.

Casket bearers will be Brad and David Hasbell, Stoney Southern and Clint Tooley. Honorary bearers will be Jason Phillips, Brandon Hasbell and Jay Stewart.

 

10-8-97

Lora Strange

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Nora (Taylor) Strange, 91, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Nolan Sluder officiating.

Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Strange died Monday at South Oaks Nursing Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born May 18, 1906 in Huntsville, Ark. to William David and Sarah (Walker) Taylor.

Strange was a Baptist, and a member of the Tracy Rebekah Lodge in Seminole.

She was married to Otis E. Strange. He preceded her in death Oct.14, 1973.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Lewis, Charlie and Joe Taylor; four sisters, Nora Eastep, Nellie Walker, Vina Hatfield and Martha Hack.

Survivors include one son, W.H. Phenix, Edmond; one stepdaughter, Audie Ellenburger, Springdale, Ark.; three grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers are Junior Hack, Jerry McMickle, Bill Clark, Jackie McMickle, Greg Phenix, Rick Wood, Rick Plockett, Scott Plockett and James Walker.

Funeral Services Scheduled
For Seminole Businessman

By KAREN ANSON
Managing Editor

It couldn’t have been easy to have a name equated by an entire town with funerals, but Gene Swearingen carried it off.

He was gentle and warm and, to the last three generations of Seminole residents, the name meant professional, caring services when a loved one died.

This week, his son and partner, Bob Swearingen, and the rest of the staff will use their considerable experience to make a funeral tribute to the man that each considered a personal mentor.

After more than 50 years in the funeral home business, Gene Swearingen died Sunday in his Seminole home.

He was 83 years old.

His funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday in Swearingen Chapel.

Mike Bentley will officiate. Swearingen will then be entombed at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

He was born March 30, 1914, in Clinton, Mo., to E.P. and Carrie Belle (Beason) Swearingen.

He began his career in the funeral business in the early 1930s, working for Cooper Funeral Home, Miami, the city where he grew up.

After a stint selling cars in Seminole with his friend Jelly Conner, he returned to the funeral home in Miami until he entered the U.S. Army in 1942.

After World War II, Swearingen entered mortuary school in Dallas, graduating in 1947.

It was at this time that he married his wife, Wanda Mae Warrenburg; they would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this December.

Swearingen returned to Seminole County, working for Key Funeral Home and Stout-Sarber in Wewoka. In 1950, he went to work for Chadwick Funeral Home in Seminole.

He and partner Rex Sommerville purchased Chadwick Funeral Home; later they added partner Harry Arnhart and bought Gibson Funeral Home.

As partners retired or passed away, Sommerville-Swearingen-Arnhart Funeral Home became Swearingen’s.

Although retired, Swearingen remained active in the family-owned funeral home until his death.

Last April he received his 50-year pin from the Oklahoma Funeral Directors’ Association.

In addition to his career, Swearingen was active in his church and community.

He was a long-standing member of the Seminole Church of Christ, located at the corner of Park and Seminole.

His family has designated the church’s building fund as appropriate for memorials.

He served on the Seminole Municipal Hospital board for 20 years, serving for several years as chair.

He was a 50-year Mason of the Seminole Lodge No. 476 and a member of the Lions Club.

"Gene accomplished much in his life, but was most noted for the love and care he gave the families he served throughout the 50-plus years in funeral service and the love he had for his own family and friends," said a spokesman for his dedicated staff.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Terry Swearingen of Seminole; one daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Larry Waddell, Seminole; one brother and sister-in-law, A.L. "Art" and Nadine Swearingen of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; brother- and sister-in-law, Eugene and Frances Warrenburg of Little; four grandchildren, Amie Waddell, Wichita Falls, Texas, Chris Waddell, Sassy and Beau Swearingen, all of Seminole.

Pallbearers will include Babe Adams, Hugh Megee, Ed Lemmings, Mike Reynolds, Chris Waddell, Carl Whitfield, Harry Arnhart and Jim Parks.

Honorary casketbearers will be members of the Oklahoma Funeral Directors’ Association.

 

Swearingen

10-7-97

Janet Kay Taylor

Seminole resident Janet Kay Taylor, 24, died in an auto accident Monday evening in Seminole.

No funeral or memorial services are planned as the family requested direct cremation.

Taylor was born July 3, 1973 to Charlie Taylor Jr. and Viola Kathleen (Condor) Taylor. They survive her of the home.

Other survivors include her husband, Steve Patterson of the home; one son, Andrew Taylor, of the home; one daughter, Shelby Patterson, of the home; one brother, Jason Taylor, of the home; two sisters, Jennie True, South Carolina and Joyce Taylor, of the home.

11-5-97 (paid obit)

Ruth Ellen Tiger

Ruth Ellen Tiger, homegoing was November 2, 1997. Ruth was born March 17, 1942, and raised in Seminole, Oklahoma. She was a longtime member of Cheyarha Presbyterian Church in Seminole and employed by "Billy Boy’s" Restaurant in Shawnee. Ruth was preceded in death by her father Anderson Tiger, sister Tinnie Tiger, brother William Tiger and son Benjamin Myers.

She is survived by daughters Teresa Johnson of Seminole, Oklahoma and Tiffany Skelly of Marlow, Oklahoma and son Roy Sims of Seminole, Oklahoma. Her grandchildren, Robert, Jeremy and Nathanial Johnson; Benjamin, Breann and Naniel Skelly; Brice Sims; Mark Miner and Saree Stafford; Son-in-law Ryan Skelly and daughter-in-law LaDonna Sims. Her mother Renoals Tiger, sister Juanita Scott, brothers Anderson Tiger Jr., Kenneth Tiger, Jack Tiger, Theodore Tiger and David Tiger, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Services will be Wednesday, November 5th, 2:00 p.m. at the Cheyarha Presbyterian Church, with Rev. John Lively, Robert and Jeromy Johnson and Rev. Sandy Harjo officiating. Burial will be at the Cheyarha Church Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Bill Tiger, John Scott, John "Cotcha" Tiger, Rosser P. Scott III, Thomas Scott and Dana Scott.

9-21-97

Dona Trimble

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Dona Trimble, 94, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Seminole. Dr. Kelvin Mosely will officiate the services.

Burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Trimble died Friday at Tulsa Christian Care Center.

She was born Dec. 13, 1902 in Sallisaw, I.T., to James Franklin Allen and Molly (Holmes) Allen.

Trimble came to Seminole in 1927 from Sallisaw. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She married Bud Trimble Oct. 6, 1923. He preceded her in death.

She is also preceded in death by her parents, one son, Troy W. Trimble; and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include one son, Albert C. Trimble, Tulsa; one daughter, Darcus O. Langer, Anaheim, Calif.; one sister, Marie Staats, Drumright; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will include James Childers, W.F. Matthews, Kenneth Mendenhall, D.C. Neal, Don Raney and Jack Reynolds.

10-14-97

Bertha Vawter

Graveside services for lifelong Seminole resident Bertha McMahan Vawter, 82, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Byrd Lee and Lois Alexander will officiate the service.

Vawter died Sunday at Pioneer Nursing Home.

She was born Aug. 23, 1915 in Herber Springs, Ark. to Bur Pee Walley and Vena (Davis) Walley.

Vawter was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy McMahan in 1975, and by her second husband, John Vawter in 1977.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Jean Messdangale, in 1991.

Survivors include two sons, Roy McMahan, Avinger, Texas and Jim McMahan, Spearman, Texas; four daughters, Betty Wilcox, Seminole, Jo Williams, Avinger, Texas, Nancy Hull, Rolla, Kan., and Rita Babdois, El Reno; one sister, Leona Patterson, Bakersfield, Calif.; nine grandchildren, four stepgranchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren.

Paid Obit

11/13/97

 

Hershel Wilkerson

Longtime Seminole resident, Hershel Woodrow Wilkerson, passed away at his home on November 12, 1997. He was born January 27, 1918 in Wetumka, OK to Henry F. and Sarah Emily (Eakman) Wilkerson.

Mr. Wilkerson retired in 1983 from Dresser-Atlas and was affiliated with the First Church of God. He married Lois Summers on April 23, 1940 in Holdenville, OK. She survives him of the home.

He is also survived by his son, Wesley Elroy of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, O.D. and Diana Wilkerson of Seminole, Jimmie and Wilberta Wilkerson of Shawnee, OK; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret and Bill Hall of Earlsboro, OK, Velma and Sam Chester of Minco, OK, Jewel Lacy of Oklahoma City, OK, Stella Berger of Oklahoma City, OK; sister-in-law Orlena Wilkerson of Seminole, OK; three grandsons, Mile Wilkerson of Oklahoma City, OK, Jeff and Diane Wilkerson of San Diego, Ca, Kelly Wilkerson of the home; two granddaughters, Shelly Wilkerson of Salt Lake City, UT, Cheryl and Donnie Lambert of Shawnee, OK; six great grandchildren, Tasha, Britni and Dylan Wilkerson of Dallas, TX, Colten, Shali and Keylee Lambert of Shawnee, OK, and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Babe, Lee and Jimmy Wilkerson; one sister, Mae Day and one grandson, Loren D. Wilkerson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 15, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Rev. Joe Faircloth will officiate, assisted by Rev. Roger Brewer. Burial will be at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

 

 

9-14-97

Andral Williams Sr.

Graveside services for Andral Lee Williams Sr., 44, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Elder Anayiah Hawkins of the House of Yahweh will officiate the services.

Williams died Thursday in Edmond.

He was born Dec. 3, 1952 in Wewoka and lived most of his life there.

He worked for EfCo in the rotoswing division. He was a member of the House of Yahweh, Abilene, Texas.

Survivors include his wife, Mardella, of Oklahoma City; four daughters, Krici Michelle Williams, Dallas, Texas, April Lanette Williams, Krystle LaFawn Williams and Amber Williams, all of Oklahoma City; one son, Andral Williams Jr., Oklahoma City; his father, Martin Thomas Jr., Oklahoma City; three brothers, Lester Williams, Whitney, Texas, Donal Lee Williams and Charles Earnest Southern, both of Oklahoma City; and four sisters, Shirley Isiah Manuel, Oklahoma City, Janette Kay Williams, Orlando, Fla., Mildred Heatrice, Del City and Denise Merritt, Oklahoma City.

 

10-16-97

Boyd Williams Jr.

SALLISAW - Graveside services for Boyd Williams Jr., 69, father of Seminole resident Kay Donaldson, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Sallisaw City Cemetery.

Rev. Darrell Pierce will officiate the services.

Williams died Wednesday in Oklahoma City.

He was born April 25, 1928 in Turkey, Texas, to Clifton Boyd McLaughlin and Willie Brewer Williams.

Williams was raised in Oklahoma City and was a graduate of Central High School in Oklahoma City. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Seminole Masonic Lodge, and a member of the American Legion. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy.

Upon moving to the Sallisaw area in 1969, Williams had his own pest control business. He later owned and operated Dandy Real Estate with his wife in Sallisaw as a Real Estate Broker.

He married Mary L. Drewry Williams on June 2, 1969 in California. She survives him of the home.

Williams was preceded in death by one brother, Mac McLaughlin, in 1983.

Other survivors include one daughter, Kay Lynn Donaldson, Seminole; one brother, John McLaughlin, Wickes, Ark.; five sisters, Lynn Daves, Rogers, Ark., Jeanie Whit and Pat Hill, both of Wickes, Ark., Darlene Monasco, Umpire, Ark., and Mary Ellen Hankins, DeQueen, Ark.; and one grandson.illHi

10/30/97

Roy Wilson

SHAWNEE - Funeral services for Roy Wilson, 85, father of a Seminole resident, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday at Resthaven Chapel.

Rev. Robert Ingram will officiate. Burial follow at the Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

Wilson died Wednesday in a Shawnee hospital.

He was born Dec. 7, 1911 in Hazel to Lee Wilson and May (Hughes) Wilson. He was a retired oilfield worker and was reared in the Harjo area.

Wilson is preceded in death by his mother and father, one brother Gene Wilson, three sisters, Mildred Wilson, Anna Rose, Melvin McVay and two sons, Dean Wilson and Johnny Wilson.

Survivors include two sons, Arvil Wilson, Seminole and Roland Wilson, Shawnee, one daughter, Dolores Bell, Bartlesville, two sisters, Irene Wise and Alma Louise Hannon, both of Tecumseh, and a number of grandchildren.

 

 

9-23-97

Homer Wimberly

Funeral services for Cromwell resident Homer Allen Wimberly, 71, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah.

Rev. James Wiggington will officiate the service. Burial will be held at Little Cemetery.

Wimberly died Saturday at Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

He was born in Green Forest, Ark. March 26, 1926 to Titus A. and Viola (Humphrey) Wimberly.

A truck driver, Wimberly was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in World War II.

He was a member of the American Legion post #122 and the Teamsters Union #886.

He married Wanita Pearl Tippett Sept. 14, 1946 in Muleshoe, Texas. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, William Taylor Wimberly.

Other survivors include three sons, Danny Wimberly, Cromwell, Robert Wimberly, Norman, and Ted Wimberly, Moore; one daughter, Sherrye Rahmanzadeh, Yukon; three brothers, Roy Wimberly, Clovix, N.M., Joe Wimberly, Moriarty, N.M., and Orval Wimberly, Los Lunas, N.M.; two sisters, Catherine Caywood, Portales, N.M., and Marie Hagemeir, Moriarty, N.M.; 10 grandchildren and one great-grantchild.

Pallbearers include Robert Wimberly, Ted Wimberly, Danny Wimberly, Esie Rahmanzadeh, Rahd Rahmanzadeh and Younes Rahmanzadeh.

 

9-14-97

Connie Wood

In fond memory of Connie, our mother, daughter, sister and grandmother.

We dedicate this passage to her, a great person:

Mom, we’ll miss you very much but we know you’re at a better place to watch over us.

You dedicated your life to see that we three boys had everything and were raised the right way. We have never met a better person with a bigger heart. You cared for others more than you did yourself. For this, we’ll miss your brightening smile and cheerful heart. Mom, we love you and will never stop. Just watch over us as we go on with our lives. Mom, we love you.

Mike, Danny and Russ.

Funeral services for Seminole resident Connie Darlene Wood, 55, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Harold Gibson will officiate the service. Burial will be at the family cemetery in St. Louis.

Wood died Friday in Oklahoma City.

She was born Jan. 28, 1942 in Konawa to Hubert Silas and Ines (Vieux) Brinlee.

Wood, a homemaker, worked for Citizen Potawatomi Nation for six years.

Survivors include her mother; her first husband, Rusty Wood, Edmond; three sons, Russ Wood, Edmond, Mike Wood, Shawnee and Danny Wood, Seminole; three brothers, Kenneth Silas, Konawa, Roy Silas, Tecumseh and Carol Silas, St. Louis; four sisters, Pat Hargus, St. Louis, Sue Carpenter, Prague, Delta Hogan, Shawnee and Dean Laxton, Midland, Texas; and six grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Joe and Rob Milburn, Lindell Laxton, and Kurtis, Ronnie, and Nick Silas.

10-26-97

Mary Arvin

Funeral services for Mary Delilah Arvin, 91, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Churhc of Christ in Seminole, with Idus England officiated, assisted by Mike Bentley.

Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Arvin died Friday at Pioneer Nursing Home.

She was born April 21, 1906, in Franklin County, Ark., to John Randolph and Mary (Bright) Loftin.

Arvin was a former restaurant owner and homemaker before retiring in 1976. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She married Jeff Davis Arvin on March 9, 1924 in Franklin County, Ark. He preceded her in death.

Arvin was also preceded in death by her parents and one son, Gene Stanley Arvin.

Survivors include one son, Jack R. Arvin, Ft. Worth, Texas; one sister, Frankie Snow, Seminole; and 11 grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Charles Johnson, Paul Arvin, Jeff Arvin, Terry Carrington, Clint Jackson, and Bill Timmons.

9/25/97

Marcella Diane Zuchelké

A Seminole County woman was killed in a traffic collisison 190 miles east of East Wenatchee, Wash. on Sept. 18.

Marcella Diane Zuchelké died from injuries sustained in a two vehicle collision on state route 28.

She was the only fatality in the car-tractor trailer collision.

Graveside services for Zuchelké, 31, were held at 1 p.m. today at the Vamoosa Cemetery.

Zuchelké was born Oct. 1, 1965 in Boise City to James Yeley and Margaret Ann (Payne) Yeley.

She worked as a nurses aid.

Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Yeley; a brother, Jimmy Yeley; a sister, Elaine Welch and two grandmothers, Goldie Payne and Viola White.

Pallbearers were Leon Payne, Dean Payne, Leland Payne, Leo Payne, Lewis Payne and Rick Ward.

11/18/97

Eloise Aldridge

Graveside services for former Seminole County resident, Eloise Aldridge, 83, will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday at the Sand Creek Cemetery in northeastern Seminole County.

She died Sunday in Tulsa.

Aldridge was born July 17, 1914 in Fayett, Ala. to Felix and Vivian (Corbett) Musgrove.

She married James Clifton Aldridge in 1934 who preceded her in death.

Aldridge has been a Tulsa resident since 1942. She worked for Holly’s Department Store for 25 years.

She is survived by one son, Jerry Aldridge, Tulsa, one daughter, Janet Reid, Tulsa, two sisters, Brownie Andrews, California, Jean Buchanan, Tulsa, one brother, Felix Musgrove, Jr. of Tulsa, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren..

 

 

 

 

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12-23-97

Helen Armstrong

Funeral services for Helen Wilson Armstrong, 86, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Robert Cocke will officiate. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Armstrong died Sunday in Seminole.

She was born August 3, 1911, in Fulton Ark. to Henry Powell and Amanda William Wilson.

Armstrong graduated from high school in Fulton in 1929.

She married William David Armstrong on Oct. 17, 1931 in Hope, Ark.

Armstrong was a resident of Bowlegs for 62 years and moved to Seminole Estates Nursing Center in 1994.

She was employed by the United States Post Office for 25 years, retiring as Bowlegs Postmaster in 1975.

Armstrong was a long time member of Order of Eastern Star and Self Culture Club in Seminole. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church on Bowlegs for more than 60 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Mattie Hanson, her brother, Ben A. Wilson, and her two sons, William David Armstrong, Jr. and Billy Powell Armstrong.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years; daughter and son-in-law, Bettie Jo and John D. Conn, Seminole; two daughters-in-law, Peggy Armstrong, Stillwater, and Burnice Armstrong, Perkins; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

12-5-97

Beulah Barham

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Beulah A. Barham, 76, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Roger Myers will officiate the service. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery.

Barham died Wednesday in a Shawnee nursing home.

She was born April 24, 1921 in Wolf to Newton and Francis (Tate) Jenkings. She lived most of her life in Seminole.

Barham worked as a cook for Parkview Nursing Home, where she retired.

She was a member of Church of God.

Barham was preceded in death by her husband, William Andrew Barham.

Survivors include two sons, Harry T. Barham, Las Vegas, Nev., and David E. Barham, Sand Springs; one daughter, Deborah Lawson, Konawa; one sister, Nettie Glasgow, Tampa, Fla.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

12-10-97

Carl Beasley

Graveside services for Seminole resident Carl E. Beasley, 83, are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. David McDougal will officiate the service.

Beasley died Tuesday at Mission Hill Hospital.

He was born Oct. 6, 1914, at Shelbyville, Ind., to Joe and Ethel (Poe) Beasley.

Beasley moved to Seminole from Ochelata 13 years ago.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Beasley retired at age 70 from Rockwell as an Air Craft Design Engineer. He worked for LTD in Dallas for three years after retirement.

He had been married to Beatrice Lora Brown for 35 years. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Patsy Myers, Seminole, and Beverly Johnson, St. Louis, Mo.; three grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

12/28/97

Arthur Bergerson

Funeral services for Arthur John Bergerson are scheduled for Monday at 2 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Doyle Long officiating. Burial is planned at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Bergerson died Thursday in Seminole at the age of 86.

He was born in Capital, Mont. on Nov. 6, 1911 to Carl Martin and Carne Evelyn (Dahlen) Bergerson.

Bergerson married Imogene Maxine Hawley on Dec. 31, 1939 in Rapid City, S.D.

Bergerson was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Seminole.

He was a retired barber.

Bergerson moved to Seminole from Colorado 20 years ago.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

Bergerson is survived by his wife of the home; a son, Gene Bergerson of Seminole; three brothers, Luther Marvin Bergerson, Carl Christian Bergerson and Casper J. Bergerson, all of Oregon.

Other survivors include three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Casket bearers named are Mike Hawley, Bob Hawley, David Sanders, Ray Taylor, Johnny Grandstaff and Vernon Rattan.

 

 

11/18/97

John O. Black

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident, John Otis "J.O." Black, were held today at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Little with the Reverend Rusty Dawson officiating. Burial was at the Little Cemetery.

Black died Saturday at the Seminole Municipal Hospital.

He was born March 19, 1917 to Dr. W. R. Black and Fannie Mae Black.

He married Julie Black on August 9, 1973 in Mexico; who survives him of the home.

Black served in the military police during World War II.

He was affiliated with the Church of Christ, a member of the American Legion and a Seminole State College Booster.

Black was a graduate of Abilene Christian College and a farmer by profession.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Other survivors include one daughter, Debra Black of the home and three sons, Omar Black, Denton, Tex., Manlyo Benton Black, both of the home, two sisters, Betty Woodruff of Ardmore, Okla. and Maleese Black of Arizona.

 

 

 

 

12-5-97

Ruby Boler

Graveside service for Konawa-Asher area resident Ruby Marie Boler, 78, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Wanette Cemetery with D.W. Barnes officiating.

Boler died Thursday at Sunset Estates Nursing Home in Tecumseh.

She was born May 2, 1919 in Wanette to Pearl and Adali Burton. She worked as a housekeeper at Central State in Norman.

She married Wilson Boler in Wanette on July 21, 1939. He preceded her in death in March, 1983.

Boler was also preceded in death by three brothers.

Survivors include one daughter, Dixie Wallace, Asher; two brothers, Joe Burton, Tecumseh, and Charles Burton, Asher; and one sister, Francis White, Apache.

12-16-97

Maddie Brooks

Funeral services for Seminole resident Maddie Lois Brooks, 82, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Steve Cline will officiate the service. Burial will take place at 2 p.m. at Red Oak Cemetery near Allen.

Brooks died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital.

She was born May 29, 1915 in Amity Ark., to William and Nettie (Widener) Cook.

She was married to Creal Brooks, who preceded her in death on March 25, 1987.

Brooks was a homemaker, and a member of the Holiness Church.

Also preceding her in death was one daughter, Lecia Taylor, 1995.

Survivors include three sons, John Hancock, Seminole, Leroy Hancock, Sandia, Texas, and Leon Hancock, Kingston; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will act as pallbearers.

12-23-97

Dorothy Burns

Funeral services for longtime Sasakwa resident Dorothy Burns, 71, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Stout Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be at Crossroads Cemetery in Sasakwa.

Burns died Sunday at Holdenville General Hospital.

She was born Jan. 29, 1926 in Corban, Texas to Julius A. and Mattie (Byrd) Cole.

Burns was a resident of the Wewoka Nursing Home prior to her death.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and her son, Roy Lewis Burns.

Survivors include two sisters, Louise Hogue, and Opal Mixon, Corpus Christi, Texas.

11-18-97

Dewey Carlton

Funeral services for Dewey "Dude" Carlton, 87, father of Don Orr, Wewoka, were held today at Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague.

Rev. Carl Clay officiated the ceremony. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Okemah.

Carlton died Sunday in an Okemah nursing home.

He was born Dec. 2, 1909 in Harrison, Ark. He lived in Okfuskee County most of his life.

Carlton married Pearl Boykin April 27, 1965 in Okemah. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one half sister and three brothers.

Other survivors include on daughter, Carol Bryan, Tulsa; one stepdaughter, Janis Shackleford, Sand Springs; three stepsons, Victor Orr, Choctaw, Don Orr, Wewoka, and Ronald Orr, Chouteau; one brother, Cecil Cruce, Oklahoma City; two sisters, Willa Lawrence, Oklahoma City, and Pauline Thomas, Edmond; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

12-2-97

Jimmie Carpenter

Funeral services for Jimmie C. Carpenter, 83, brother of Cromwell resident Calvin Carpenter, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague.

Rev. Randall Miller will officiate the service. Burial will take place at Prague Cemetery.

Carpenter died Monday in Meeker.

He was born Aug. 31, 1914 in Prague to Sam W. and Lillie (Lacquement) Carpenter.

He married Cleo Vadie Adams on Oct. 1, 1936. She preceded him in death on March 24, 1990.

Carpenter was also preceded in death by his parents, one son, Lee Roy, in January, 1990; one grandson, seven brothers, and one sister.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmie Carpenter and Glen Carpenter, both of Prague; one daughter, Betty Bates, Prague; four brothers, Johnnie Carpenter, Bethel, Pete Carpenter, Prague, Calvin Carpenter, Cromwell, and Willis Carpenter, Prague; one sister, Juanita Ellison, Prague; ten grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

11-23-97

Mary Jo Cayton

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Mary Jo Cayton, 68, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Cayton died Tuesday in Kingsland, Ga.

She was born Oct. 10, 1929 in Seminole to Ed Duncan Brown and Forest Ola (Hodges) Brown.

Cayton was a native of Seminole, and a long time resident of Kansas City, Mo. before moving to Kingsland, Ga. three months ago.

Survivors include four sons, Danny Powell, Woodbine, Ga., Eddie Powell, California, Jeff Cayton, Pleasonton, Kan., and Pete Cayton, Lone Jack, Mo.; three daughters, Debbie Anderson, Red Bluff, Calif., Charlotte Haskew, Kingsland, Ga., and Brenda Coen, Modesto, Calif.; one brother, Steve Brown, Oklahoma City; three sisters, Alma Flannery, Seminole, Betty Sandlin, Midwest City, and Cora Brown, Tecumseh; and 15 grandchildren.

 

12-23-97

Louis Chase

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Louis Elmer Chase, 83, are scheduled for 10 a.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Lin Jones will officiate the service.

Chase died Saturday in Shawnee.

He was born in Cerro Gerdo County, Ark., to Dr. James B. and Mae (Sain) Chase.

Chase moved to Seminole from Foreman, Ark., and was a resident for 63 years.

He retired from civil service Tinker AFB in 1979. He was a veteran of the United States Army, where he served as a Corporal During WWII.

Chase was a member of Ideal Street Baptist Church, and the Seminole American Legion.

He married Reetha Mae (Stephens) Chase on June 14, 1936 in Allen. She survives him of the home.

Chase was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Barbara Magruder, Aug. 1987; one son, Charles Russell, June, 1983; one sister, Doxie Hubbard; one brother, J.B. Chase in 1978; one granddaughter, Taunya Chase, July 20, 1978; and one grandson, Eric V. Chase, Oct. 20, 1970.

Other survivors include two sons, Louis Chase, Seminole, and James Chase, Oklahoma City; one daughter, Pat Plumlee, Union, Mo.; one sister, Tommie Bennett, Miami; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Thad Ashcraft, Cliff Bedford, Joe Hardin, Ed Herber, Dennis Splawn, and V.P. Staley.

Honorary casket bearer is Paul Kennedy.

12-30-97

Howard Clayton

Howard Clayton, 84 died yesterday in his Seminole home.

He was born Nov. 2, 1913, in Webb City, Mo. to James and June (Mills) Clayton.

Clayton was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a commander of the American Legion for several years.

He came to Seminole in 1953 from Cleveland, Ohio, and operated Clayton’s Groce,ry at 800 E. Broadway, until his retirement in 1973.

Clayton was a Chaplin of the Masonic Lodge in Seminole, and affiliated with the Prebyterian Church.

He married Terry Clayton on Dec. 24, 1934, in Okmulgee. She survives him of the home.

Clayton was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister and one grandson.

Other survivers include one son, Howard Clayton II, Texas City, Texas; one daughter, Monique (Beers) Tinker, McAlester; three granchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be made to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 N.E. 13th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-5097.

PAID OBITUARY

12-20-97

William "Bill" Collier

Funeral services for William E. "Bill" Collier, 55, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Bob Anderson will officiate the service. Burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Collier died Friday in his Wewoka home.

He was born July 1, 1942 in Seminole to Cecil Clifford and Myrtel (Cooper) Collier.

Collier was a longtime employee of The Seminole Company, and retired from Wrangler in 1997.

He was a veteran of the National Guard.

Collier married Judy Kay May on November 29, 1963 in Seminole. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Other survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Denise Collier, Wewoka; one daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Mark Mosley, Wewoka; one brother, George Collier, Wewoka; two sisters, Flora Parker, Aurora, Ore., and Carolyn Taylor, Levant, Maine; three grandchildren, Heath and Melissa Mosley, and Dillon Joseph "D.J." Collier, all of Wewoka; and a host of brothers and sisters-in-law who loved him dearly.

Casket bearers will be Tommy May, Randy Osborn, Darrin Mize, Wayne May, Brent Jones, and Billy West.

Honorary casket bearers include Jack Castle, Legus Harjo, Arvel Snow, Jackie Jones, and Leon Williams.

PAID OBIT

12-2-97

Ellen Crane

Graveside services for Ellen Lorene Crane, 80, mother of Wewoka resident Jo Ann Terrell, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Green Hill Cemetery in Davis with Finis Stillman officiating.

Crane died Saturday.

She was born Oct. 12, 1917 in Davis to Percy Edgar and Annie (Hunt) Ayers.

Crane was a resident of Moore for about 40 years, where she was a retired bank teller, working at the former First National of Moore.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Moore.

She was married to Taff L. Crane, who preceded her in death in 1991.

Survivors include two daughters, Jo Ann Terrell, Wewoka and Billie Robertson, Pawcatuck, Conn.; six grandchildren, Vicki Steward, Newalla, Jerri McGrew, Broken Arrow, Lisa Robertson, Pawcatuck, Conn., Billy Garvin Jr., Newalla, Jeff Williams, Meterie, La., and David Garvin, Norman; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

 

 

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12-2-97

Wilmer Davis

Funeral services for Wilmer Davis, 58, are scheduled for noon Saturday at Galilee Baptist Church in Seminole.

Rev. Zenapher Overstreet will officiate the service. Burial will take place at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Davis died Saturday at his home in Norman.

He was born May 21, 1939 in Seminole to Emma Wright. He lived in Norman for the past 15 years.

Davis is survived by his mother, two daughters, Regina Davis, and Tara Davis, Saginaw, Mich.; two brothers, Thomas Allen, Oklahoma City, and James Gordon, Norman; four sisters, Goldie Olden, Wewoka, Shirley Broadnax, Indianapolis, In., Minnie McCorvey, and Janice Bandy, both of Norman; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Ceaser Davis, Freddy Davis Jr., Freddy Davis Sr., Kahlil McCorvey and Tona Akinsoyinu.

11-14-97

Bennie Deer

HOLDENVILLE - Funeral services for former Maud resident Bennie Deer, 79, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Rev. David Wilde will officiate the service. Interment will take place at Wewoka United Indian Methodist Church Cemetery.

Wake services are scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at Hudson-Phillips Chapel.

Deer died Thursday at his home.

He was born May 2, 1918 in Yeager to Amos and Lillie (Harjo) Deer. He had lived in the Maud area for some time before moving to Holdenville.

Deer worked in pipeline construction for Shawver and Hailey of Maud for several years. He was a member of the Wewoka United Indian Methodist Church in Yeager, where he served as a deacon.

He married Abbey Williams in 1942 in Maud. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include one niece, Gerilyn McIntosh, Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers include Mickey Davis, Anthony Davis, Joe Scott, Cornelius McIntosh, J.B. Smith and Eugene Lowe.

Honorary pallbearers will be Curtis Davis, Dan Harjo, Angel Lowe, and Newman Williams.

12-12-97

Margie Bell Earnest

Funeral services for Margie Bell Earnest, 93, mother of Cromwell resident Mary Domeda Musgrove, Cromwell, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah.

Archie Beller will officiate the service. Burial will take place at Highland Cemetery in Okemah.

Earnest died Wednesday at a Wetumka hospital.

She was born June 7, 1904 in Weleetka to Joe Henry and Ollie Lee (Keithley) Coslett.

She married Dewey Clifton Earnest in Ada on Aug. 31, 1924. He preceded her in death in 1974.

Survivors include eight sons, Junior Earnest, Odessa, Texas, Hoyt Earnest, Okemah, J.D. Earnest, Mason, Thomas Henry Earnest, Chino, Calif., Dois Earnest, Okmulgee, Doil Earnest, Tulsa, Lee Roy Earnest, Oklahoma City, and Buddy Earnest, Bristow; six daughters, Mary Domeda Musgrove, Cromwell, Peggy Ann Kinsey and Linda Lou Orr, both of Okemah, Lois Marie Garrison, Okmulgee, Margie Dalene Welfl, Creswell, Ore., and Sally Kay Dixon, Morris; two brothers, Hugh Coslett, Portales, N.M., and Pat Coslett, Clovis, N.M.; two sisters, Maudie Hester, Ardmore, and Elawese, Etois, Roswell, N.M; 31 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

 

12-14-97

Justin Factor

Funeral services for Justin John Factor, infant son of Regina Beaver and Brent Factor, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

Rev. Houston Tiger will officiate the service. Burial will take place at the Spencer Family Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home, Wewoka.

Wake services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Stout Funeral Home.

Factor died Thursday at Carl Albert Indian Hospital in Ada.

He was preceded in death by seven great-grandparents, John and Alice Spencer, George Beaver, Bennie and Nannie Factor and Andy and Jonah Wise.

Survivors include his parents; four grandparents, Tom and Mary Beaver, Joseph Factor and Angel Talmasey, all of Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be Moses Factor and Edwin Deere.

12-9-97

Irene Fife

Funeral services for Irene (Camp) Fife, 72, mother of Wewoka resident Barney Camp Jr., were held today at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Rev. Houston Tiger officiated the service. Burial took place at Yahola Family Cemetery in Holdenville.

Fife died Saturday.

She was born March 15, 1925 in Okmulgee to Andrew and Ruth Yahola. She was raised in Hughes County area and attended Bethel Schools.

She was married to Barney Camp Sr. and was a member of Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church, south of Wewoka.

Fife was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Mary Sue Davis; one grandson, Jackie Floyd Davis Jr., and one brother, Harold Yahola.

Survivors include two daughters, Joann Fife, Springfield, California, and Harriett Davis, Oklahoma City; two sons, Andrew Camp, Oklahoma City, and Barney Camp Jr., Wewoka; three brothers, Roman Yahola, Wiley King, and Houston Yahola, all of Hughes County; 18 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Christopher Davis Sr., Jimmy Davis, Steven Camp, Darrin Camp, Glenn Davis Jr., and Eugene Beaver.

12-4-97

Cecil Gilbert

OKLAHOMA CITY - Graveside services for Cecil Roy Gilbert, 60, brother of Wewoka resident Charley Gilbert, Jr., are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Gethsemane Cemetery at Nobletown under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

Bishop Charley A. Gilbert will officiate the service.

Gilbert was born Nov. 12, 1937.

Survivors include two brothers, Charley A. Gilbert, Wewoka, and Clavis C. Gilbert, Oklahoma City; and two sisters, Mildred Dawson, and Lena Ingram, both of Oklahoma City.

11-18-97

Billie Glenn

Memorial services for former Bowlegs resident Billie Jo Glenn, 65, are pending with the family.

Glenn died Monday in Yukon.

She was born Feb. 22, 1932 in Bowlegs to Lonnie and Easter Northcott. She was raised in Bowlegs and attended Bowlegs schools.

Glenn was a member of the First Baptist Church, Bowlegs.

She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Rutledge, in 1994.

Survivors include one son, Dewayne Rutledge, Oklahoma City; one siter, Loneta Streater, Wewoka; and five grandchildren.

 

11-20-97

Billie Glenn

Memorial services for Billie Glenn are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Thrice Cemetery, south of Bowlegs.

 

12/30/97

Donald Goss

Funeral services for Donald Franklin Goss, 48, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Roy Robertson will officiate, and burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Goss died Sunday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

He was born February 7, 1949 in Seminole to Luther Goss, Jr. and Visa Goss Fuqua.

He married Norma Birkict on July 6, 1971 in Seminole.

Goss worked as a unit operator for Joe Mills Well Service, and he also worked for the Seminole Company for 18 years.

He was as a sergeant in the United States Army, where he served in the 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War. He was awarded a bronze star in 1971.

He is preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his mother and his wife; four sons, Mike Goss of Hogden, Mark Goss of Shawnee, Brad Goss of Granbury, Tex., and Derek Goss of the home; two daughters, Lisa McNew of San Antonio, and Gina Goss of Seminole; three sisters, Linda Yarbrough of Benicia, Calif., Debbie Melott of Oklahoma City, and Sandy Weatherly of Wewoka, and seven grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Glen Stafford, Buddy Croce, Joe Reed, Chris Anson, Dean Welch, and Gary Winkcompleck.

 

 

 

11-21-97

William Hardin

Funeral services for William (Bill) Lawrence Hardin, 68, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Becker Funeral Chapel in Lawton.

The Chaplain at Fort Sill will officiate the service. Burial will be in Lawton.

Hardin died Wednesday at the VA Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born Aug. 21, 1929 in Wewoka to Paul and Lucile Hardin. He graduated from Douglass High School in Wewoka in 1947.

Hardin was a veteran of the U.S. Army, trained in Infantry. He retired from the Army in 1970 and worked his own small business as a builder.

He married Doris Jean Murray of Feb. 23, 1953 in Seminole. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his father, one brother, Oliver Hardin; one sister, Fannie Hardin; and one son, William Hardin Jr.

Other survivors include two daughters, Sharon Mayberry, and Jackie Shoemaker, both of Dallas, Texas; four sons, Ronald Hardin, Washington, D.C., Marvin Hardin, Holdenville, Chris Hardin, Houston, Texas and Shelby Hardin, Lawton; his mother; three brothers, Carl Hardin, Oklahoma City, June Bell Hardin, Washington, D. C., and Charles Cleo Rogers, Wewoka; three sisters, Beatrice M. Osborne, Betty Jean Dorsett and Lucile Branch, all of Wewoka; a host of grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

 

Hardin

11-21-97

Desmond Harjo

Funeral services for Desmond Ray Harjo, infant, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Rock Springs Indian Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Rev. Franklin Harjo and Rev. George Jesse will officiate the services. Interment will be at Rock Springs Church Cemetery.

Wake services will be at 6:30 this evening at Stout Chapel.

He died Wednesday at Carl Albert Indian Hospital.

Harjo was preceded in death by one grandfather, Jonah Harjo.

Survivors include his mother, Sheila Harjo, Wewoka; one sister, Checota Robedeaux, Wewoka; three brothers, Isaiah, Nathaniel, and Joseph Robedeaux, all of Wewoka; two grandparents, Mike Harjo, Wewoka, and Deena Harjo, Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers will be Mike Harjo and Howard West.

12-16-97

Eastman Harjo Sr.

Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident Eastman Richard Harjo Sr., 62, were held today at Pickard Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa.

Arthur Carpitcher officiated the service with George Jesse assisting. Burial was at Emarthla Family Cemetery.

Harjo died Saturday at an Oklahoma City hospital.

He was born April 25, 1935 in Konawa to Houston Wood and Wisey Emarthla. He lived in Konawa his entire life except for his time in the U. S. Army.

Harjo was preceded in death by his half-sister, Cynthia Camp and his father.

Survivors include his mother; one son, Eastman Harjo Jr., Konawa; three daughters, Eunice Henson, St. Louis, Evette Harjo, Konawa; and Ann Jones, Holdenville; three sisters, Geneva Douglas, Okemah, Emma Jean Harjo, Konawa, and Lucy Albertson, Ada; three brothers, Dave Walters, Ardmore, LeRoy King, Big Cypress, Fla., and Frank Harjo, Oklahoma City; one half-brother, Sterling Wood, Konawa; and seven grandchildren.

11-21-97

Jimmy Hayes

Funeral services for Konawa resident Jimmy Hayes, 64, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Pickard Chapel in Konawa.

Rev. James Evans will officiate the service. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Pauls Valley.

Hayes died Thursday at Oklahoma City.

He was born Sept. 2, 1933 in Pauls Valley to Geneva Hines and Forrest Clayton.

Hayes was a school teacher and a coach. He was a member of the Young Farmer’s Group.

He was survived by his wife, JoAnn Hayes, of the home; three daughters, Leann Hayes, Shawnee, Gevena Karol Odell Castoe, and Karri Hayes, both of Ponca City; two sons, Jeffrey Hayes, Stonewall, and Jamie Lynn Hayes, Konawa; one brother, Billy Hayes, Covina, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Dickie Robertson, Bud Blansett, James Tooley, Everett Gregory, Faron Morgan, and Darrell Stinnett.

12-23-97

Nolene Hodges

SHAWNEE - Graveside services for former Maud resident Nolene Hodges, 73, were held today at Resthaven Memorial Park with Cliff Craig officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.

Hodges died Saturday at her Shawnee home.

She was born Jan. 6, 1924 in Maud to Noel and Olline (Holt) Hodges. She graduated from Maud High School, attended East Central State Teachers College and graduated from the University of Oklahoma.

Hodges began her career as a journalist working for The Seminole Producer before moving to the Weslaco, Texas area in 1949. She was the editor of the Edinburg, Texas, Daily Review for a short time.

She worked for the Star and the Monitor of McAlen, Texas for many years and was mid-valley reported for the Valley Morning Star in Harlingen, Texas, beginning in 1993.

Hodges also had been bureau chief of the United Press International’s south Texas bureau in the early 1960’s, and was news director for KRBV Television, the first woman in the nation to hold such a post.

She received numerous awards from UPI, and Associated Press, and International Media Conference at the University of Texas-Pan American and many others. She retired from the Valley Morning Star on July 31, 1996.

Hodges was a member of Northridge Church of Christ, past president of the Zonda Club, chairperson of a Boys and Girls Club, Girl Scout Troop leader and member of Weslaco Historical Society.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Survivers include her mother; two sisters, Jan Rowe, Camarillo, Calif.; and Tokee Richard, Shawnee.

Memorials may be made to the Norlone Hodges Memorial Scholarship Fund, Valley Morning Star, Weslaco, Texas, 78596.

12-16-97

Robert C. Hogan

Funeral services for Robert C. "Bob" Hogan, 67, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. David Karges will officiate the service. Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Hogan died Saturday at his home.

He was born March 27, 1930 in Montague County, Texas to Robert Weil and Naomi Ruth (Mitchell) Hogan.

Hogan was employed by the Dowell Division of Dow Chemical Company from 1956 to 1984.

He came to Seminole from Bristow in June of 1969. He had also previously lived in Enid and Hominy.

Hogan was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he had served as the Chairman of Administrative Council, and a member of Society of Petroleum Engineers.

He was a graduate of Wichita Falls, Texas, high school, and Midwestern University with a B.S. degree in Geology.

Hogan served on the new building committee at the Methodist Church.

He married Elizabeth "Beth" Mosley on June 23, 1951 in Wichita Falls, Texas. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Other survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Teresa Hogan, The Colony, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Craig Campbell, Dallas, Texas; one brother, Dwight Hogan, Wichita Falls, Texas; two sisters, Adele Smithson, Lubbock, Texas and Billie Rogers, Wichita Falls, Texas; and three grandchildren, Sara Elizabeth and Robert Aaron Hogan, and Hogan Lee Campbell.

Casket Bearers will be Herb Gunter, Mac Carter, Harley Howard, Ted North, Denver Johnson, and Rob Robertson.

Honorary bearers will be members of Fellowship Class of First United Methodist Church; Dr. Brenden O’Keeffe, and Dr. Ralph Ganick.

The family requests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1314, Seminole, OK 74868, or the Maple Grove Cemetery Chapel Restoration.

11-14-97

Bill Hotulke

Funeral services for Seminole resident Bill Hotulke, 62, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Bill Barnett will officiate the service. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery.

He will be taken to his home today at 4 p.m., and brought back the Swearingen Funeral Chapel at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Hotulke died Thursday in his home.

He was born Feb. 13, 1935 in Seminole to Archie and Liza Hotulke.

Hotulke was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving as Airman First Class. He was a member of Indian Nation Baptist Church.

He moved to Seminole 13 years ago from Tulsa.

Hotulke married Christine Larney Jan. 4, 1971, in Tulsa. She survived him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Other survivors include four sons, Gary Hotulke, Seminole, Darrin and Dave Hotulke, both of Tulsa, and Troy Edwards, Shawnee; three daughters Berry Alverez and Fawn Edwards, both of Tulsa, and Sherry Colbert, Ariz.; two brothers, Bobby and Wallace Barns; one sister, and 12 grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Gary Hotulke, Dale Alverez and Alvin Bahe Wings.

11/25/97

Jeremy House

Graveside services for Jeremy Wayne House, infant son of Larry and Dosha House, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Tate Mountain Cemetery with Rev. Wesley Martin officiating.

The infant was born on Nov. 21, 1997 and died Saturday, Nov. 22, 1997 in Valley View Regional Hospital, Ada.

The baby is survived his parents of the home; maternal grandparents, James Dickinson, Stonewall, and Vita Dickinson, Wanette; paternal grandparents, Linda and Vernon Tripp, Wewoka, Jerry House, Waldon, Ark., great-grandparents, Wayne and Beatrice Bible and Robert and Onita House, all of Sasakwa.

 

 

 

 

12/26/97 with pic.

 

Etta House

Funeral services for Wolf resident, Etta Lizziebeth House, 70, are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Rev. Steve Nation and Rev. Charles Troglin will officiate.

Burial will follow at Wolf Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

She died Tuesday at her home in the Wolf Community.

House was born in Wolf on Aug. 29, 1927 to Harvey Young and Fannie (Estep) Young.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William Edward House on Oct. 23, 1964, one daughter and one brother.

The life-long Wolf resident was owner and operator of Seminole Water Proofing. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church and a member of G.E.A.P.S. Grain Association

Survivors include one son, Jack House, Seminole, one daughter, Jenny Null, Seminole and 14 stepchildren, two brothers, John Young and Harvey, both of Seminole, two sisters, Mildred Staggs, Ada, and Evelyn McGirk, Denison, Texas, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Terry Young, Curtis Young, Jim Ladd, B.J. Paris, Mike Paris and J.R. Rivera.

 

11/20/97

 

Effie Muree Huff

KONAWA - Funeral services for Effie Muree Huff, 89, are set for 10 a.m. Friday at the Pickard Funeral Home Chapel.

Allen Reynolds will officiate the services. Interment will follow at the Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Pickard Funeral Home.

Huff died Tuesday in Konawa.

She was born March 27, 1908 in Pontotoc County to Maudie Myrtle and William Arthur Babb.

She married Zill Huff at Sasakwa on Dec. 13, 1925; he survives her of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, Wallace Huff, Sasakwa, Louie Huff, Tehama, Calif., and Furmon Huff, Joshua, Texas; one sister, I. T. Abbott, Corning, Calif., ten grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

 

11-23-97

Edith Jackson

MAUD - Funeral services for Maud resident Edith Evelyn Jackson, 81, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church.

Rev. John Watts and Rev. Jim Kirkendall will officiate the service. Burial will take place at Cummings Cemetery under the direction of Knight Funeral Home.

Jackson died Friday at Mission Hill Hospital, Shawnee.

She was born July 15, 1916 in Maud to Richard B. and Mae (Stacy) Raper.

Jackson was a member of First Baptist Church in Maud.

She married John Clifford Jackson on Dec. 26, 1941 in Maud. He preceded her in death Oct. 20, 1991.

Jackson was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Andy and Orvil Raper; one sister, Pauline McKown; one grandson, Tyge Jackson, and one great-granddaughter, Taylor Garrett.

Survivors include four sons, Keith Jackson, Elmore City, Dickie J. Jackson, Little Axe, Tony Jackson, Depew, and Tom Jackson, Maud; one daughter, Sharron K. Birks, Shawnee; two sisters, Veral Acree, Maud, and Dixie White, Summerfield, Texas; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Casketbearers will be Bart Jackson, Brian Jackson, Scott Jackson, Todd Jackson, Brian Garrett, Lance Bloomer and Dean Harper.

12/28/97

Marion Jones

Funeral services for Marion Monroe Jones are scheduled for Tuesday at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Sasakwa with Rev. B.W. Goodson officiating.

Burial is planned at the Vamoosa Cemetery.

Jones died Saturday at his home in Sasakwa at the age of 55.

He was born in Holdenville on April 7, 1942 to C.M. and Adeline Walls (Abraham) Jones.

Jones was married to Elizabeth Ann Cleveland on Nov. 1, 1963.

He was employed as a production superintendent for the Hunt Oil Company.

Jones was a veteran of the US Army having served from 1957 until 1961.

He lived in Sasakwa most of his life and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sasakwa and the Konawa Masonic Lodge.

Jones is survived by his wife of the home; a son Mike Jones of Sasakwa; four brothers, Earl Jones of Holdenville, Jack Jones of Okmulgee, Paul Jones of Sasakwa, and Johnny Abraham of Corsican, Texas; five sisters, Joyce Harris and Donna Morrell both of Holdenville, Angela Moya of Coriscana, Texas, Glenda Emerson of Blackwell and Linda Davis of Irving, Texas; and two grandchildren.

Pall bearers named are Shane Batey, Tony Keefer, Scott Johnson, Roger Streetman and Mike A. Jones.

 

 

12/26/97 PAID

 

Thyra Mae "Tommie" Jones

Funeral services for Seminole resident Thyra Mae "Tommie" Jones, 75, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Craig Fairall will officiate. Interment will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Jones died Wednesday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

She was born in Sallisaw on Feb. 7, 1922 to Joe Allison Knowles and Mamie (Adair) Knowles. She moved to Seminole in 1927.

On Aug, 28, 1946 she married Leslie Raymond Jones in Seminole; he survives her of the home.

For 47 years, Jones was co-owner of Jones Jewelry. She previously worked for Sinclair & Humble Oil.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a tribal member of the Cherokee Nation.

Jones was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Earl L. Knowles and Joe A. Knowles Jr.

Other survivors include niece and nephews, Mike and Diana Knowles, and Jim and Sharon Knowles, all of Seminole, and Joe and Bonnie Knowles, Aurora, Colo., and Bill and Lyn Knowles, Irving, Tex.

Great nieces and nephews, Heather, Jeff, Bill, Greg & Reagan Knowles, Scott and Karen Knowles, Leanne and Zaz Helmerich and grand niece Stephanie Knowles.

Casket bearers will be Jeff Knowles, Bill Knowles, Greg Knowles, Cliff Pearson, Larry Kennedy, Regan Knowles and Scott Knowles.

 

 

12/30/97

 

Vickie Ann Keck

Funeral services for Vickie Ann Keck, 64, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at Quail Springs Church of Christ in Oklahoma City.

Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Oklahoma City.

Keck was born January 4, 1933 to Tom and Delphia Green in Dierks, Ark.

She was married to Darvin Keck on June 9, 1951.

She was a member of the Quail Springs Church of Christ where she taught Sunday School, and she was involved in the Oklahoma Christian Women’s Association.

Survivors include her husband Darvin, of the home; two daughters, Vickie Gillman of Weatherford, Tex. and Sherry Carlson of Manhattan, Kan.; one son, David Keck of Seminole, and six grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial gifts be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 711 Stanton L. Young Blvd., Oklahoma City, Okla., 73104.

 

 

11/20/97

Guy Kinslow

Funeral services for Seminole County resident, Guy Monroe Kinslow, 81, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Okemah.

Rev. James Wigington will officiate. Burial will be in the Little Cemetery.

He died Wednesday at the Seminole Municipal Hospital.

Kinslow was born March 31, 1916 in Castle, Okla. to Thomas Calvin Kinslow and Florence Myrtle (McGee) Kinslow.

He married Donnie Leon Lamm on July 8, 1936; she survives him of the home.

Kinslow retired from Pure Oil after 27 years service in 1969. He served in the US Army during World War II.

Other survivors include two sons, Kenneth Kinslow and Klaus Kinslow both of Cromwell; three daughters, Barbara Yeubanks, Cromwell, Ardith Dillard, Wichita, Kan., Hughlene Gillespie, Chase, Kan.; three brothers, Dale Kinslow, Shawnee, Marvin Kinslow, Terrell, Tex., Matt Kinslow, Seminole; two sisters, Audry Madole and Juanita Collier both of Okemah; 19 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

12-11-97

Bonnie Knight

Funeral services for Bonnie Knight, 100, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Allen Wood will officiate the services. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery.

Knight died Wednesday at Seminole Estates Nursing Home.

She was born July 11, 1897, near Ardmore, I.T., to M.F. and Emily (Wheelock) Oswalt.

Knight had been a resident of Seminole since 1926. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church.

She married S. K. Knight on March 3, 1912, in Grapevine, Texas. He preceded her in death on June 17, 1971.

Also preceding her death was her daughter, Leone Kimbel.

Survivors include one granddaughter, Vickie Harjo, Seminole; four great-grandchildren, Krista Jones, Seminole, Mark Jones, Tulsa, and Candi and Tammy Jones, both of Seminole; and one great-great-grandson, Patrick Allen Jones, Seminole

Casket bearers are Beau Lindsey, Kenon Jones, Culv Jones, Bill West, Richard Jones, and Mark Jones.

 

Knight

12-7-97 PAID OBIT

Betty Lale

Betty June Lale (Mrs. Newton Lale Jr.) passed away Nov. 29, 1997 in Austin Texas. Betty was born in Webb City (Osage County) Oklahoma on June 23, 1926, as the third child to Mora and Murray Neilson.

The family moved several times during her youth when her father’s work in the oilfield required it.

In 1937, the family moved to a Cities Service Oil Camp south of Wewoka. From there Betty completed her education, graduating in the class of 1944 from Wewoka High School.

Shortly after high school, she married and moved to California. This marriage produced two children, Kenny Lee and Judy.

Returning to Seminole with two children to support, Lale spent a number of years working for the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, rising to the evening chief operators position.

During 1958, she left the workforce to marry Newton, and became a homemaker, wife and mother to their three children, while in south Texas.

Having found her life’s calling, her greatest joys became her family and friends, of which she had many, never seeing a stranger.

Lale saw much of south Texas as the wife of a petroleum engineer working for Halliburton Services.

She enjoyed each location for its variety of people, experiences and opportunity to be of service.

She is survived by her husband, Newton, one brother, F. H. Neilson, Midwest City; three children, Kenny Lee Lale, San Marcos, Texas, Judy N. Pahany, Austin, Texas, and Newton Lale III, Osage, Ark.

Her family also includes three granddaughters, Gretchen Hansen, Heather Pahany and Jessa Lee Lale; three nieces and one nephew.

Lale will be laid to rest at a private family memorial service in Oklahoma.

The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.

11-20-97

Curtis Lindsey

KONAWA - Funeral services for Curtis Wayne Lindsey, 42, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Spring Church.

Rev. George Jesse will officiate the service, assisted by Noah Burgess. Burial will be at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Wake services are scheduled for today from 4-7 p.m.

Lindsey died Wednesday.

He was born March 27, 1955 in Oklahoma City to Evelyne Burgess and Phillip Lindsey.

Lindsey worked as a maintenance man.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Shae Deere.

Survivors include one daughter, Reanna Lindsey; his mother; one brother, Josh Puntka; and six sisters, Phyllis Puntka, Nancy Warden, Janice Norcott, Carmelita Puntka, Samantha Elliott, and Josette Stowe.

Pallbearers will include Bobby Wayne Robinson, Frank Burgess, Richie Harjo, James Fixico, Darby Harjo, and Thomas Coon.

Honorary pallbearers include Gerald Harjo, Claude Burgess, Ronnie Burgess, Charles Burgess, and Jack Dean Tiger.

12/30/97

 

Alma Logan

Funeral services for Alma Logan, 90, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Willie D. Shannon, Sr. will officiate, and burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Logan died Saturday at Pioneer Nursing Home.

She was born December 16, 1907 in Oktaha to Curl Wright and Lillie Walker.

She came from Oktaha to Seminole in 1935, and she lived here as a homemaker since that time.

She was married to Leslie Logan, and he preceded her in death in 1976.

Logan was a longtime member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Seminole.

Survivors include one daughter, Leslie M. Battle of Seminole; one stepdaughter, Christine Logan of Kansas City; one brother, Leo Wright of Seminole, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Jimmie Stillwell, Robert Foxx, Waldo Payne, Reginald Wright, and Earnest Stillwell.

 

 

12/28/97

Harold ‘Buster’ Long

Funeral services for Harold Dean Long are scheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Stout Chapel in Wewoka with Rev. John Hutchison and Tom Azlin officiating.

Burial is planned at Greenleaf Indian Church Cemetery in Castle.

Long died Friday at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 62.

He was born in Medora, Kan. on Oct. 21, 1936 to Charles B. and Zuma Catherine (Weatherly) Long.

Long was married to Kiddie Ruth Robison who preceded him in death on April 10, 1984.

He was employed as a truck driver and oil field worker until his retirement in 1992.

Long spent most of his life in the Wewoka and Paden areas.

Also preceding him in death were his parents, two sisters, four brothers and a grandson.

Long is survived by eight children, Janice Palermo of Kansas City, Kan., Harold Dean Long Jr. of La Cygne, Kan., Deana Azlin and Laurie Wright both of Wewoka, Kennith Long of Channel View, Texas, Gary Long and Chuck Long of Wichita, Kan. and Lilly Montague of Parker, Colo.; three brothers Lloyd Long of Salt and Sea Beach, Calif., David Long of Purdy, Mo. and Errol Long or Aurora, Mo.

Other survivors include special friend Anna Hayes of Wewoka, 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Pall bearers named are Tom Azlin, Shane Azlin, Cecil Degge, Chris Heinzig, Kent Roulston, and Rusty Smith. Honorary Pall Bearer is Jim Azlin.

 

 

12-7-97

 

Thurman ‘Joe’ Lucas

 

Funeral services for Thurman Eugene "Joe" Lucas, 67, brother of Seminole resident Archie Lucas, are set for Sunday at 2 p.m.

Services for the Oklahoma City resident will be at the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Holdenville.

Burial will be in the Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Funeral Home.

Lucas died Thursday at his home in Oklahoma City.

He was born in Holdenville on Nov. 27, 1930 to Bernice (Baxley) Lucas and Thurman Lucas.

Lucas was reared in the Spaulding community and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1948.

He lived in the Oklahoma City area most of his life and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include Joyce, his wife of 13, one brother, Archie Lucas, Seminole, eight daughters, Jeannie Oliver, Ray Lynn Lucas and Shantel Rowell, all of Oklahoma City, Reta McCarty, El Reno, Connie Scarbrough, Sherman, Texas, Terri Workman, Arpelar, Rhonda Sipes, Crowder, Kelly Walker, Crescent; two sons, Bret Towne, Chickasha and Bart Towne, Stillwater, 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

 

11-19-97

Hoyle Lyon

SASAKWA - Funeral services for Hoyle Ray Lyon, 60, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Sasakwa.

Rev. B.W. Goodson, Rev. George Jesse and Rev. Wesley Martin will officiate the service.

Lyon died Monday at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada.

He was born March 10, 1937 to Noal and Estelle Lyon, and raised in Sasakwa.

Lyon was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a City Councilman for many years. He was also a member of the Sasakwa Saddle Club, Boy Scouts and was an officer for the Sasakwa Alumni for 13 years.

He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Duane and Jimmie.

Survivors include his mother; his wife, Anita Harjo Lyon, of the home; one daughter, Connie LaNell, Pittsburg, Texas; one son, Bryan Ray Lyon, Ada; and four grandchildren.

Pall bearers include Tony Womack, Tommy Dale Harris, Calvin Neely, Billy Leftwich, Sammy Harjo, and James Norman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Chambers, Sid Walton, Buddy Ray Womack, Dempsey Roulston, Billy Wyatt, and Frank Carpenter.

11-23-97

James McClain

KONAWA - Funeral services for lifelong Konawa resident James Monroe McClain, 100, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Assembly of God.

Rev. Arvil Wayne Knight will officiate the ceremony, assisted by Rev. Mitchell Williams. Burial will be at Konawa Cemetery.

McClain died Friday at Oklahoma City.

He was born Sept. 2, 1897, in Arkansas to Lou Phelps and James Henry McClain.

McClain was a farmer and a member of the Assembly of God Church.

He married Mary Earsie Fink Dec. 21, 1918 in Konawa. She preceded him in death July 11, 1987.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Junior McClain, in 1930; four sisters, and four brothers.

Survivors include four daughters, Estelle Stephenson, Bakersfield, Calif., Reva Taylor, Konawa, Jean Norman, Bakersfield, Calif., and Virginia Welcher, Ada; two sons, Leon McClain, Konawa, and Hershel McClain, Ada; one half-brother, Austin Kellet, Bakersfield, Calif.,; one sister, 19 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

 

Lucille Meigs

WEWOKA - Funeral services for Lucille Meigs, 87, are pending with Myers Mortuary.

She died Monday.

 

11-16-97

Lillie Miller

Funeral services for Lillie Eulene (Hok’te) Miller, 51, are scheduled for 1 p.m. at Bird Creek Baptist Church, Sasakwa.

Rev. Bryant Jesse and Rev. George Jesse will officiate the service. Burial will be at Factor Cemetery in Sasakwa.

Miller died Friday in her Sasakwa home.

She was born July 29, 1946 in Konawa to Isam Bowlegs and ?Eula Mae Harjo. She graduated from Capital Hill Senior High in 1963.

Miller was preceded in death by her father in 1995, and one daughter, Diedre Lene Postoak, in 1968.

Survivors include her mother, two sons, Dexter Postoak, Weleetka, and Pare L. Dolph, Shawnee; one brother, Johnny Bowlegs, Seminole; three sisters, Bessie Mae Bowlegs, Sasakwa, Laura Lee Osborne, Elmore City, and Cheri Deason, Broken Arrow; and one grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Lee Cloud, Mike Morris, Leo Cloud, Bobby Osborne, Cleo Cloud, and George Postoak.

Honorary pallbearers include Fred McGirt, James Fish, Robert Foster, Dennis Factor and Robert Anderson.

 

 

 

Miller

12-7-97

Mary Miller

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Mary Burton (Harrison) Miller, 90, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Dr. Kelvin Mosely will officiate the service. Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Monday from 10 a.m. till noon.

Miller died Thursday at Deaconess Hospital, Oklahoma City.

She was born Jan. 29, 1907 in Greenville, Texas to John Burton Harrison and Mary Harriet (McBride) Harrison.

Miller was a Seminole resident for 56 years, moving to Oklahoma City two years ago.

She was a homemaker as well as a schoolteacher in Holdenville and Atoka. She also worked for Davis Printing.

Miller was a member of Highland Hills Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, and a former member of First Baptist Church in Seminole.

She was married to Howard Johnston Miller on Aug. 17, 1935 in Duncan. He preceded her in death Feb. 19, 1991.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers and one sister.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Larry Anderson, Oklahoma City; three grandchildren and spouses, Elane and Scott Nelson, Edmond, Laura and Doug Okruch, Bedford, Texas, and Edward Leverett, Houston, Texas; two great-granddaughters, Alex and Riley Nelson, Edmond; two nephews, Kenneth Early, Oklahoma City, and Bill Harrison, Gainsville, Texas; and one niece, Betty Hames, Gainsville, Texas.

Casket bearers include Fred Ellison, Don Raney, Dub Childers, Owen Melton, G.W. Whitford and Kenneth Early.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Oklahoma League for the Blind, 501 N. Douglas Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73106.

11/25/97

Dorothy Nix

BROKEN ARROW - Private funeral service for Dorothy F. Nix, longtime Seminole resident, were held today at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens.

Nix died Monday in Owasso where she had resided since 1990.

Nix and her family moved to Seminole from Kingman, Kan. in 1927 and she graduated from Seminole High School in 1929.

She was a charger member of the First Christian Church of Seminole and a member of the Seminole Business & Professional Women’s Club. She was honored by BP&W as Woman of the Year.

Survivors include two daughters, Pat Ballard and Judy Roberts, both of Tulsa, and two sisters, Helen George, Kingman, Kan, and Josephine Jones, Wichita, Kan., a grandson and two great-grandchildren.

 

 

11-23-97

Ott Morelan

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Ott Morelan, 79, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service.

Morelan died Saturday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

He was born June 10, 1910 in Bartlesville to Ottis and Mary (Foster) Morelan.

Morelan was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army as a private. He then worked in the oilfield, which he retired from.

Survivors include one brother, Lymon Morelan, Frankston, Texas.

12/31/97

Jewell Marie Novotny

Rosary for Jewell Marie Novotny, 84, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague.

Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Prague.

Rev. Adrian Vorderlandwehr, O.S.B. will officiate, and burial will follow in Prague Catholic Cemetery.

Novotny died Monday.

She was born Aug. 1, 1913 in Bomartin, Tex. to Martin Leonard and Veronica Janota.

She married Charley Novotny in 1934, and he preceded her in death in 1993.

She had lived in the Paden area most of her life, and she was a member of the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Prague.

Also preceding Novotny in death were two brothers, four sisters, two daughters, and one son.

Survivors include four sons, Frank and Donald Novotny, both of Prague, and Jim and Johnnie Novotny, both of Seminole; five daughters, Dorothy Kroos and Jane McGill, both of Prague, Louise Wilkerson and Jean Quary, both of Meeker, and Nancy Cagle of Shawnee; one brother, Bill Janota of Oklahoma City, and one sister, Louise Beaudette of Sun Valley, Calif.

 

12-12-97

E. E. "Bud" Oliver

Funeral services for Seminole resident E. E. "Bud" Oliver, 74, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at Harvey Road Baptist Church.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Oliver died Thursday at his Seminole home.

He was born Jan. 12, 1923, in Heavener to Luther and Martha Lou (Callahan) Oliver.

Oliver was a farmer, and also worked for Wylie Manufacturing Company, from which he retired in 1974.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served in the 487th Artillary Battalion. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Del City.

Oliver married Lillian Box on March 28, 1946 in Mena, Ark. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and three sisters.

Other survivors include one son, Edward Oliver, Fort Worth, Texas; three daughters, Carolyn Sellers, Seminole, Margaret Tolley, Little Rock, Ark., and Anita Christian, Winnemucca, Nev.; three sisters, Marie Cumming, Sterling, Colo., Elsie "Boots" Peeler, Eufaula, and Edith Suter, Lubbock, Texas; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

12-4-97

Mary Pack

OKLAHOMA CITY - Funeral services for Mary Frances Pack, 87, wife of former Seminole County resident Lelin Pack, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Smith and Kernke Chapel.

Burial will take place at 2:30 p.m. at Little Cemetery.

Pack died Wednesday in Oklahoma City.

She was born April 19, 1910 in Joplin, Mo. to Chester and Callie E. Reynolds.

Pack held a Masters of Psychology from University of Tulsa, and was a Psi Chi National Honorary Psychology Fraternity inductee.

She was employed with, and retired from, Gulf Oil Corporation of Oklahoma.

She married Lelin Pack on July 3, 1955 in Tulsa. He survives her of the home.

Pack was preceded in death by her mother and one sister, Ruth.

12/30/97

Victor Parker

Memorial services for Victor Charles Parker, 56, were held at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Konawa.

Parker died in his home in Konawa.

He was born July 22, 1941 in Pomona, Calif. to Victor Parker and Barbara Chorlton.

He married Barbara Sossamar in 1969. Parker had lived in the Konawa area for the past five years, where he worked as a painter.

Survivors include his wife, three daughters, Vicky Ann Untersee of Ada, Lynette Parker of Byng, and Kathleen McCullough of Gridley, Calif.; four sons, James Packer of Rio Linda, Calif., Alfred Parker of Sacramento, Carey Brooks of Konawa, and Allen Brooks of Colby, Kan., and seven grandchildren.

 

12-9-97

Dakota Pennock

Graveside services for Dakota Henry Pennock, 6 months, were held Monday at the Spooner Family Cemetery in Meeker under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Stroud.

Rev. Vincent Mike Harjo officiated the service.

Pennock died Friday in Oklahoma City.

He was born June 6, 1997 to Raymond and Debbie (Harjo) Pennock.

Pennock was preceded in death by one niece, Tisha Ann Pennock, three grandparents, Laverna Johnson, Charlotte Mae Spooner and William "Bill" Spooner; and three great-grandparents, Wilson Harjo, and Ida M. and Irwin Spooner.

Survivors include his parents, of the home; three brothers, Raymond Louis Pennock, Seminole, Kit Irving Pennock, and William Louis Pennock, both of the home; four sisters, Ramonda Lee Pennock, Shawnee, Angela M. and Cheri Elaine Pennock, both of Seminole, and Cassie Renae Harjo, of the home; four grandparents, George H. and T. Harjo, and Josephine Harjo, all of Seminole, and Judy Harrison, Wewoka.

12-20-97

Arnett Poul

Funeral services for Arnett Poul, Wewoka, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at the Galilee Baptist Church.

Services under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

11/25/97

James A. Powers

Funeral services for Seminole resident, James A. Powers, 83, are pending with Swearingen Funeral Home.

Powers died Monday at Valley View Hospital, Ada

 

12-17-97

Glen Pruitt

SHAWNEE - Funeral services for Seminole County businessman Glen Jefferson Pruitt, 87, were held today at Roesch-Walker Funeral Home.

Rev. Chuck Utsler officiated the service. Burial took place at Resthaven Memorial Park

Pruitt died Tuesday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

He was born Jan. 20, 1910 in Wilcoxin, Ark., to James Cleveland Pruitt and Eva (Truelove) Pruitt.

Pruitt moved to Oklahoma City in later years and worked for trucking companies. He was transferred to Kansas and later bought a large garage and owned the Oldsmobile Agency in Baxter Springs, Kan. until his retirement.

He married Arlyne Phillips in 1936. She died in Sept. 1977.

He married Marjorie Brisch in Feb. 1982. She survives him of the home.

Pruitt was also preceded in death by his father.

Other survivors include two sons, Phillip Ray Pruitt, and Allan Pruitt, both of Little Rock, Ark.; two sisters, Frankie Bozeman, and Fern Benson, both of Shawnee; one brother, Jack Lee, Earlsboro.

 

12/28/97 paid

Daisy Ryan

Daisy Hudson Ryan, age 81 years of Grove, formerly of Maud, passed away Dec. 27 at Grove Nursing Center after a long illness.

Daisy was born April 2, 1916 to James Harvey and Mary Estep Hudson in Catalphia, Ark. and moved to Maud as a child.

She married Sanford Ryan on July 19, 1930 in Wewoka. They resided in Maud until 1979 when, due to failing health, they moved to Tulsa to be near their children.

She was a homemaker, wife and most wonderful mother.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Sanford, in May 1986; son J.A. Ryan in August 1972; grandson Denton Ryan in Dec. 1996; and brother Faye Hudson.

She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Dean Donahue, Bernice and Ray Moore, all of Grove and Betty and Billy Horn of Waxahachie, Texas, one son and daughter-in law, Rev. Reed and Sandi Ryan of Catoosa, four granddaughters, Christina Moore of Tulsa, Denise Ryan Dean of St. Louis, Jennifer Linn of Ft. Worth, Texas, Leasa Butler of Houston, Texas; three grandsons, Mikel Donahue of Broken Arrow, Richard Donahue of Tulsa, Stephen Ryan of Catoosa; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elva Hart of Moore, Ann Renfro of Maud and one brother, James Hudson also of Maud.

She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services are under the direction of Knight Funeral Home, Maud, and will be held at the Trinity Baptist Church Tuesday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

 

12/30/97

 

Mary Lou Savage

Graveside services for Mary Lou Savage, 58, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate, and services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Savage died Sunday at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

She was born May 27, 1939 in Seminole to Jack Smith and Pearl Vincent.

She married Lonnie Savage, and he preceded her in death in 1992.

She retired from Dyna-Tek Corporation in California, and she was a cook at the Bus Station Cafe for several years. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Moore of Watauga, Tex., and Johnny Moore of Lexington; one brother, Don Smith of Seminole; one sister, Rita Newman of Wewoka; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

 

 

11-23-97

Ethel Smith

TECUMSEH - Funeral services for former Seminole resident Ethel Jarvis Smith, 103, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Highland Church of Christ.

Doyle Loveland and Eugene Warrenburg will officiate the service. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery.

Smith died Friday in Seminole.

She was born Dec. 19, 1893, in McLoud, I.T. to William H. and Nettie (Horsley) Jarvis. She attended Jarvis grade school, Seminole High School and graduated from Shawnee High School.

Smith received an Education degree from East Central College.

In 1900, she moved with her family to Jarvis Ranch, Seminole Nation. After her marriage, she moved to Little Community and lived there until 1936.

Smith had lived in Seminole for the past 10 years.

A school teacher, she taught for 23 years, her first job being at Lone Star, a one-room school house in Seminole County. She taught in Macomb for 14 years before retiring.

Smith was a member of Highland Church of Christ, Tecumseh.

She married Edward P. Smith Dec. 25, 1919 in Paris, Missouri. He preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 1937.

Smith was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, William Loyd Smith, three brothers and six sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Glen Smith, Seminole, and Thomas Smith, Ada; two sisters, Gladys Walton, San Antonio, Texas, and Elsie James, Shawnee; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

12-17-97

Georgia Smith

Funeral services for Georgia Louise Smith, 75, were held today at the First Baptist Church of Sachse, Texas.

Rev. Billy Harris officiated the service. Burial was held at Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney, Texas.

Smith died Monday in Oklahoma City.

She a homemaker and a member of Harvey Road Baptist Church.

She was married to Carl M. Smith. He survives her of the home.

Smith was preceded in death by one daughter, Phyllis Starling and one brother, V.L. Harris Jr.

Other survivors include three sons, Ronnie Smith, Wylie, Texas, Gary Smith, Magazine, Ark., and Nickie Smith, Commerce, Texas; one daughter, Marilyn Haller, Holdenville; three brothers, Glen Harris, Garland, Texas, Rev. Billy Harris, Sachse, Texas, and James Harris, Wylie, Texas; one sister, Patsy Bantz, Denton, Texas; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

11-19-97

Jack Snodgrass

Funeral services for Jack Morgan Snodgrass, 59, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Terry Newell will officiate the service. Burial will be at Wolf Cemetery.

Snodgrass died Tuesday.

He was born Oct. 29, 1938 in Biggers, Ark., to James Quincy and Lorrine Maxine (Woodruff) Snodgrass. He graduated from St. Louis High School in 1957.

Snodgrass was a veteran of the US Army, trained as an E5 Specialist.

He worked in the oilfield, seven years with Santa Fe Railroad and retired from Tinker Air Force Base several years ago due to illness.

Snodgrass was a member of Church of Christ.

He married Georgia Snodgrass July 2, 1971 in Seminole.

Snodgrass is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jim Snodgrass.

Survivors include his former wife, Georgia Snodgrass; one son, Morgan Wade Snodgrass, Bowlegs; one stepson, Jody Soderstrom, Oklahoma City; two stepdaughters, Nancy Leighman, Pauls Valley, and Michelle Brown, Latta; one brother, Shorty Snodgrass, Konawa; two sisters, Ruth Cooper, Tecumseh, and Sue Snodgrass, Seminole; one grandchild, Gabriel Snodgrass; and three stepgrandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Philips Huddleston, Larry Sneed, Wade Snodgrass, Corky Snodgrass, Colter Snodgrass, Morgan Snodgrass and Jim Snodgrass.

 

Snodgrass

12-11-97

Willie Spencer

Funeral services for Willie Spencer, 71, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church, south of Wewoka.

Rev. Houston Tiger will officiate the service. Burial will take place at the Spencer Family Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Wake services will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Stout Funeral Chapel.

Spencer died Wednesday at Wewoka Nursing Home.

He was born Dec. 3, 1926 in Wewoka to Roman and Loney (Cummings) Spencer.

Spencer retired from Altas & Haster Storage in 1981 and was a member of the Sand Creek Eugaula Baptist Church.

He came back to Wewoka in 1982 from Oklahoma City, where he had lived for 16 years.

Spencer was married to Elizabeth Spencer, who survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his father, two sisters, Pearline Yahola and Anna Mae BcGirt; and two brothers, John Spencer and Joseph Harjo.

Other survivors include his mother; two sisters, Irene Conley, Wewoka, and Lela Jackson, Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers include Leonard Harjo, Lee Cloud, Stoney Hill, Edward Crump, David Conley, and Alan Ferguson.

12-17-97

Mary Strand

Graveside services for former Seminole resident Mary L. Strand, 84, were held Monday at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hot Springs, Ark.

Rev. Curtis Abernathy officiated the service.

Strand died Thursday in a Texarkana, Texas hospital.

She was born July 10, 1913 in Seminole to Cleve and Lou Sissy (Knight) Main.

Strand was a member of the First Baptist Church in Nashville, Ark.

She was married to William "Bob" Strand. He preceded her in death in 1993.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, one infant daughter, and one daughter, Marie Simmons, two brothers, Henry Main, Homer Main, and one sister, Pearl Grigg.

Survivors include three daughters and son-in-laws, Sharon and Don Campbell, Nashville, Ark., Wanona Kean, Santa Maria, Calif., and Norma Jean and Ed Wisner, Pixley, Calif.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Elmer and Ann Strand, Glennwood, Ark., and Robert and Janet Strand, McFarland, Calif.; one sister, Mamie Hill, Seminole; 19 grandchildren and numerous grandchildren.

Pallbearers included Bobby Campbell, Bryan Strand, Thomas turner, Randy Terry, Steven Terry, LaWayne Strand, Brett McGowen, Shane Abernathy, Robert Morris and Randy Lee Terry Jr.

12/30/97

 

Anna Sullivan

Graveside services for Anna Carrie Sullivan, 95, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Maud Cemetery.

Rev. Robert Foos will officiate.

Sullivan died Sunday at Holdenville Nursing Home.

She was born November 9, 1902 in Newton County, Ark., to Samuel and Loretta Carlton.

She had lived in Allen for the past 10 years, where she served as a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Parker Sullivan; one son, Jim Sullivan, and two daughters, Maxine Brannan and Jean Weathersby.

Survivors include six grandsons and one granddaughter.

 

 

 

12/30/97

 

Odell Tarpley

Graveside services for Odell Tarpley, 78, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Rev. Charles Troglin will officiate, and services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Tarpley died Sunday at Holdenville General Hospital.

He was born January 16, 1919 in Idabel to Roy and Bertha Tarpley. He married Ora Lee Joyce in 1959, and she preceded him in death in 1995.

He is also preceded in death by three brothers, Ed, George, and Chelsea Tarpley, and two sisters, Norma Hale and Inez McIntosh.

Survivors include one son, Gary Tarpley of Roseberg, Ore.; three brothers, Marvin Tarpley of Dotson, Tex., Jack Tarpley of Wewoka, and Verlin Tarpley of Norman, and two sisters, Mary Lou Waters and Wanda Hand, both of Wewoka.

12-17-97

Henry Taylor Jr.

SASAKWA - Funeral services for former Wewoka resident Henry Adam Taylor Jr., were held today at Rock Springs Baptist Church.

Burial was at Rock Springs Cemetery.

Taylor died Monday.

He was born Feb. 19, 1934 in Wewoka.

Survivors include five children, Marilyn Sue Hill, Oklahoma City, Genny James Taylor, and Henry Wayne Taylor, both of Midwest City, Sandra Ann Johnson, Choctaw, and Scott Wilson Martin, Canton, Ga.; one brother, Husky Powell, Taff, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

11-28-97

Russell Teehee

Funeral services for Russell Teehee, 35, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Milburn Hall will officiate the services. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery.

Teehee died Tuesday at his Seminole home.

He was born Dec. 11, 1961 in Oklahoma City to Ross and Lottie (Marshall) Teehee.

Teehee did contract labor as a career. He was a member of Sand Creek Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his mother; two brothers, Jubon Teehee, and Terry Teehee, both of Seminole; four sisters, Josie Murry, Oklahoma City, Joann Tebe, Konawa, Betty A. Fraire, and Shirley Perez, both of Seminole; three nieces, 12 nephews and two great-nephews.

12-19-97

Annie Thomas

Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Annie A. Thomas, 76, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Yanda & Son Chapel in Yukon.

Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Oklahoma City.

Thomas died Thursday at her Yukon home.

She was born Sept. 26, 1921 in Konawa to Wesley and Allie Duncan, the oldest of ten children.

Thomas lived most of her life in Seminole before moving to Duncan in 1955, and then to Oklahoma City in 1968.

She married Cecil H. Thomas in 1939 in Ada. He preceded her in death in July, 1997.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Hokit, Yukon, and Betty Turman, Warr Acres; three brothers, three sisters, and four grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be made to cancer research or the charity of your choice.

12/14/97

Rance Thompson

Graveside services for Rance Lee Thompson, 26, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. David McDougal, Free Will Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Thompson died Friday at Nacogdoches, Texas.

He was born Oct. 6, 1971, in Lubbock, Texas, to David and Juanita (Gammell) Thompson.

He was an air conditioning and heating repairman in Plano, Texas, and a resident of Grand Prairie, Texas.

Survivors include his parents David and Juanita Thompson of Grand Prairie; his grandparents, Jake and Mary Lee Thompson, Seminole and Zil Gammell, Fort Sumner, N.M.; and one brother, Richie Thompson, Lubbock.

 

12/31/97

Charles Thomas Vallandingham

WEWOKA ¾ Charles Thomas Vallandingham, 73, of Wewoka died Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Seminole Municipal Hospital.

Funeral services, under the direction of Stout Funeral Home, will be at First Baptist Church in Wewoka at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2.

Rev. Michael Vallandingham and Rev. Dan Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka.

Vallandingham was born in Wilburton on Aug. 30, 1924, to Earl Rowe and Eva (Faulkner) Vallandingham.

He graduated from Wewoka High School in 1942; he attended East Central University and graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1953.

He works for Phillips Petroleum until 1963, when he returned to Wewoka to work in the family business, Earl’s Magneto Service.

He later owned and operated Val’s Furniture and Appliance and Val’s Auto Mart in Wewoka.

He was a deacon of First Baptist Church, where he was a member for nearly 35 years. He taught Sunday School and was an active member through those many years.

He was a 32nd Degree Mason, Shriner and a member of the Rotary Club.

Vallandingham was a veteran of World War II, having served two and one-half years in Europe in the Army Air Corps.

He married Rosella Tuttle on Dec. 7, 1945. She survives him, of the home.

Other survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Glenda Vallandingham, Van Buren, Ark.; son Dwayne Vallandingham of Wewoka; daughter and son-in-law, Janie and Randy Grisham, Wewoka; six grandsons, Michael, Robbie, Richie, Jacob and Jason Vallandingham and Jarrod Wood; two granddaughters, Christina Vallandingham and Kelsey Grisham; granddaughter-in-law, Tara Vallandingham; and one great-granddaughter, Jordan Lynn Vallandingham.

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

 

Vallandingham

12-17-97

Earlie Vanzant

Graveside services for Earlie Mae Vanzant, 86, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Rev. Larry Chesser will officiate the service.

Vanzant died Monday at Holdenville General Hospital.

She was born March 25, 1911 in Crystal Springs, Ark., to Tucker Bertrand and Mollie Springer.

Vanzant was a homemaker and a retired Avon representative.

She married Nathaniel Vanzant in May, 1941 in Wewoka. He survives her of their Wewoka home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and three brothers.

Other survivors include one son, Don William Vanzant, Shawnee; one daughter, Linda Mae Smith, Altus; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Jerry Payne, Cozzy Lee Vanzant, and Roy Vanzant.

12/31/97

Carmon "Bill" Walden

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Carmon Cecil "Bill" Walden, 81, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel.

Pastor Jerry States will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Little Cemetery.

Walden died Monday in Muskogee.

He was born April 10, 1916 in Booneville, Miss. to Marcus and Mattie (Martin) Walden.

Walden served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from Canadian Valley Electric Coop, where he worked as a district serviceman.

He married Norma States on March 7, 1949 in Van Buren, Ark. She survives him of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Cotton Walden.

Other survivors include one son, Time Walden, Carson; two daughters, Cecelia Stodola, Carrolton, Texas, and Brenda Abel, Braggs; four brothers, Earl Walden, Junior Walden, Olen Walden and Harold Walden, all of Prague; two sisters, Maxine White, Prague, and Ilene Goode, Okemah; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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12-18-97

Etha Wiggins

Funeral services for former Seminole resident Etha Mae Wiggins, 88, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Dwayne D. Bobbitt will officiate the service. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery.

Wiggins died Wednesday at a Weatherford, Texas nursing home.

She was born Nov. 15, 1909 in Seminole to Henry S. and Susan Belle (Ramsey) Hill.

Wiggins was a former minister at the Hilltop Assembly of God Church. She also played piano at Glad Tiding for several years.

She was married to Quincy Wiggins. He preceded her in death in March, 1975.

Survivors include two sons, W.E. "Dub" Wiggins, Weatherford, Texas, and Bobby N. Wiggins, Morgan, Texas; two sisters, Jewel Bailey, Seminole, and Naoma Moore, Yakima, Wash.; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

 

 

 

Wiggins

11-18-97

Jaime House

Graveside services for Jaime Dean House, infant son of Larry and Dosha House, Sasakwa, were held today at Tate Mountain Cemetery under the direction of Stout Funeral Home.

Rev. Wesley Martin officiated the service.

House died Monday at Valley View Regional Hospital.

Survivors include his parents; grandparents, James Dickinson, Stonewall, Vita Dickinson, Wanette, Linda and Vernon Tripp, Wewoka, and Jerry House, Waldron, Ark.; and great-grandparents Wayne and Beatrice Bible, Sasakwa and Robert and Onita House, Sasakwa.

12-18-97

Raymond Williams

TAHLEQUAH - Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Raymond Eugene Williams, 59, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Reed-Culver Chapel.

Williams died Wednesday in Tulsa.

He was born May 21, 1938, in Seminole County to Ewell Raymond and Effie Marie (Harms) Williams.

Williams was reared and educated in Konawa. Upon leaving school, he worked for the City of Konawa and then for OG&E in Konawa. He later transferred to Muskogee until his retirement.

He was a volunteer fireman in Konawa and also belonged to the Gideons. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Konawa.

Williams married Jane Ritchey on March 17, 1982. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include his mother; six children, Raynell Foster, David Williams, both of Konawa, Brenda Carter, Tahlequah, Mark Cummins, Noble, Linda Lear, Peteau, and Robert Cummins, Tahlequah; five sisters, Francis Bottoms, Shawnee, Gerldine Lee, Ada, JoAnn Cheek, Duncanville, Texas, Geneva Millican, Gallop, NM, and Joyce Wood, Konawa; one brother, Afton Millican, Konawa; and ten grandchildren.

12-11-97

Irma Jean Wilson

Funeral Services for Wewoka resident Irma Jean (Williams) Wilson, 67, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at St. Mark’s Baptist Church in Wewoka.

E. G. Bert will officiate the service. Burial will take place at Bruner Cemetery, Turkey Creek under the direction of Keller Funeral Home.

Wilson died Dec. 4 at Holdenville General Hospital.

She was born March 25, 1930 in Wewoka to Dewey Williams and Rachel (Bruner) Franklin.

Wilson was a graduate of Douglas High School, and attended Worshums College in Chicago for embalming and funeral directing.

She was one of the founding members of St. Mark’s Baptist Church, Lima.

Wilson was a resident of Elmwood Manor Nursing Home, Wewoka, at the time of her death.

She married Willis Wilson in Okemah. He survives her of the home.

Wilson was preceded in death by her father.

Other survivors include two daughters, Reletta Osborne, Wewoka and Debrah Taylor Mitchell, Oklahoma City; one son, DeKovan McClead, Wewoka; one sister, Betty Franklin, Wewoka; one brother Coody Franklin, Oklahoma City; 12 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren

Pall bearers are Clayton Noble, Jessie Crawford, Kevon Chandler, Dale Benjamin, Tomy D. Phillips, Clyde Spencer.

 

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