Michael Akerman

Michael Daniel Akerman, age 83 and a resident of Konawa, died at his home on Wednesday, April 7, 2010.

A wake service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa, and a funeral mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday, April 9, 2010 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Konawa. 

Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. 

Fr. Adrian Vorderlandwehr, O.S.B. will officiate.

Ackerman was born on January 4, 1927, in Sacred Heart to Theresa (Diester) and Dan Akerman. 

He married Jean Dale (Sexton) on September 18, 1946 in Sacred Heart.

He worked as a tool pusher for the oilfield and as a farmer.  He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Konawa.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Dale Akerman of the home; one son, Michael Daniel "Mickey" Akerman, Jr.  of Konawa; three daughters, Donna Marie Cooley of Blanchard, Linda Louise Carter of Byng, and Bonnie Sue Harden of Konawa; two brothers, Billy Akerman of Konawa, and Chris Akerman, also of Konawa; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Dan Akerman in 1937 and Theresa Akerman in 1986; one brother, Francis Akerman and one sister, Mary Bishop.

 

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Clinton Adams

Clinton Bud Adams, longtime Seminole resident, departed this life, Saturday February 20, 2010, at the age of 90. Bud was born on January 17, 1920, in Paden, Oklahoma, to Lewis and Mary (Ballard) Adams.

Bud joined the U.S. Navy, in 1944, and was a World War II veteran. He married Wanda Casey Ross on July 25, 1954 in Prague, Oklahoma. He worked in construction, was an officer in the Prague Police Department in the 1950’s and retired from Western Electric. Bud loved vacationing in Arkansas with Wanda and catfishing with James and Carlene.

His wife of 55 years, Wanda, of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, R.C. and Jeannie Adams, of Vian, Oklahoma; William F. "Buddy" Ross, of Prague, Oklahoma; one daughter and son-in-law Verna and Sam Fipps, of Paden, Oklahoma survive Bud. Fourteen grandchildren, Craig Fipps, Kirk Fipps, Keith Fipps, Sandra Wellman, Teresa Adams, Bobbie Jo Adams, Clinton Bud Adams, Keith Ross, Amanda Ross, Lorie Pierce, Dusty Ross, Toby Ross, Rebecca Ross, William F. Ross, III; 32 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren as well as a host of other family, friends and his special friend and provider, Billie Odor also survive him. His great grandson Robbie, and his special niece Penny Ballard who took great care of Bud, both went above and beyond what was needed. Their love, care and compassion for Bud made it possible for him to remain at home during his last days, Bud was dearly loved and will be tremendously missed.

Bud is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clifton Adams and Carney Adams; one sister, Martha McCready; one son, Freddie Ross; and one granddaughter, Trisha Kay Taylor.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2010, at the Free Will Baptist Church, in Paden, Oklahoma, with Jim Eaststep and Scott Schmidt officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

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

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

 

 

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Mable Adams

Mable Velma Johnston Adams went to be with her Lord on Friday, July 16, 2010.

She was born August 13, 1912 north of Holdenville in Hughes County, to Sydney Carl and Tavie Almiranda (Hutchinson) Johnston.

Mable grew up in Hughes and Seminole County with her two sisters, two brothers and half brother.

On October 16, 1931 she married Homer A. Adams.  They lived and raised their two children, A.C. and Glenda, in and around the Butner Community of Seminole County.

Mable loved being a wife, mother and homemaker.  She was active in the Butner Home Demonstration Club and the Butner Baptist Church. 

After Homer's death in 1966, she moved to the town of Wewoka.

There she worked at Morgan's Mug and a local nursing home until she retired in 1973. 

She was active in the first Baptist Church and formed many friendships in the community.

In November 1998 Mable moved to Shawnee to be closer to her daughter, Glenda. While in Shawnee she was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. 

Even though she was unable to attend services during the past several years, she continued to support the Church and maintained contact with her Sunday School Class. 

Mable was preceded in death by her parents, husband Homer, brothers O.B. and Bill Johnston and half brother, Carmen Bond and sister Melba Underwood.

She is survived by son A.C. Adams and wife Ruth Ann; Daughter, Glenda Louise Pannell and husband John; four grandchildren:  Alisa Ann Adams Matthews and husband Larry of Wichita Falls, TX,  Carla Ruth Adams Mackey and husband Doug of Cypress, TX, Robert Keith Pannell and wife Jennifer of Lawton, OK, and Lora Louise Sladovnik and husband Bart of Omaha, Nebraska; six great grandchildren: Samantha Ann and Adam Kapp Mackey of Cypress, TX.  Evan Scott Doran and Cassidy Lauren Pannell of Lawton, OK and Maxwell Sebastian  and Cecila Louise (CeCe) Sladovnik of Omaha, NE. 

She is also survived by her younger sister, Mildred Norman of Gretna, Louisiana and numerous nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be held at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka at 11 a.m. July 21, 2010.

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.  

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Cathryn Addington

Funeral Services for Konawa native Cathryn Mae Addington were held on  Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at the First Baptist Church in Vian.

Rev. Tommy Shropshire officiated.

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

Addington died Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at the age of 78.

She was born February 14, 1931 in Konawa, to Jack Gale and Etta (Cornell) Gale. 

She married William Joel Addington on May 6, 1960 in Purcell. 

Addington is survived by two daughters, Deborah Heard of Konawa, and Terisa Puckett of Davis; two sons, Robert Gale of Muldrow, and Donald Addington of Slidell, La.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Joel Addington; and her parents, Jack and Etta Gale.

 

Charlotte Alderson

Charlotte Artensia Alderson, celebrated her 87th birthday on 10/10/10 and, "walked on" October 12, 2010, at home in Maud with her family and friends at her bedside.

A Rosary service is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 14th at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa, and a Catholic Mass is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 15, 2010, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Konawa.

Fr. Adrian Vorderlandwerh will officiate. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Charlotte Alderson, better known as "Choc" was born on October 10, 1923, at Sacred Heart, Oklahoma to John Baptist and Adeline (Thorpe) Rhodd.

She was a homemaker and joined the "working force" when she lost her husband, Joe in 1966.

Choc loved to fish and loved all kinds of sports. She never met a stranger. Family meant everything to her.

"Grandma" was her favorite word. Her sisters were her best friends, and her brother was her moral support.

She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Konawa, and a member of the Altar Society and a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.

Charlotte is survived by her daughter, Charlotte Ann Shelley of Maud; four granddaughters, Michelle Isaacs and Kristy Smith of Oklahoma City, Felecia Freeman of Tecumseh, and Summer McKinse of Shawnee; and her white granddaughter, Sarah Jordan of Tecumseh; one grandson, Travis Sean Alderson of Maud; six great Grandchildren; and three sisters, Cleda Curley of Maud, Eva Jordon of St. Louis, and Johnnie TallBear of St. Louis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Joe Alderson; one son, Leonard Joe Alderson, Jr.; her parents, John and Adeline Rhodd; one granddaughter, Tina Isaacs Everett; one daughter-in-law, Frankie Jo Alderson, one son-in-law, Marcus Shelley, three sisters, Viola Allen, Edith Nave, and Hazel Williamson; and one brother, Frank Edward Rhodd.

 

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Sally Aldridge

Seminole resident Sally "Ann" Aldridge passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 in Seminole, Oklahoma at the age of 58.

She was born on March 25, 1952 in Pampa, Texas to Billi and Wilma "Sally" (Boyd) Rodgers.

She married Rusty Aldridge on July 31, 1984 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

She worked as a pressman in Oklahoma City and also a cake decorator. She loved home gardening, being outdoors, her dogs, and painting.

She leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Rusty Aldridge of the home, mother, Sally Bray of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, mother-in-law; Betty Aldridge of Seminole, son, David McPherson of Tyler, Texas, daughter and son-in-law; Lisa and Kevin Marshall of Oklahoma City, brother and sister-in-law: Kelly and Linda Rodgers of Oklahoma City, and five grandchildren; Courtney, Christopher, Devonte, Zachary and Destiny.

A Memorial service is scheduled for 10:00 A.M Friday, October 22, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Wayne and Ruby McCrays.

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

Services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 1001 N. Milt Phillips, Seminole, Oklahoma 74868

 

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Frank Alexander

Frank "Soka" Alexander, age 73, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at his home, in Konawa.

Soka was born Nov. 26, 1936, to Julia (Factor) and Sando Alexander, in Konawa. He was a warehouseman for the boating and shipping industry, and he was also a minister of a four hundred-member church, in California, before moving back to Konawa.

He married Sandra "Reed" Alexander on May 6, 2003, in Wewoka.

He is survived by his wife and four grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife; and two sons.

No memorial service is scheduled at this time.

 

 

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Kathleen Allen

Kathleen M. Allen, 66, died Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Integris Seminole Medical Center after fighting a long battle with diabetes. She was born March 16, 1943 in Prague, Oklahoma, to Troy and Lorene (Martin) Dillon.

Kathleen spent most of her life living northeast of Seminole and attended and graduated from Strothers High School. She was a cook at Nosalics restaurant on I-40 exit at Seminole for over 16 years. She was a very faithful Christian woman, and loved her church. She was baptized at the Twin Oaks Baptist Church and later had attended Harvey Road Baptist Church in Seminole.

Kathleen was a very special woman, loving mother and grandmother, who would do anything possible for you. She loved her family and all her grandchildren and all who loved her and knew her will miss her, she was one of the sweetest person to ever live.

She leaves to cherish her memories her son Ricky and Nelda Allen of Wewoka, and her daugher Becky Martin and her boyfriend Kelly Joe Huddleston of Seminole, survived Kathleen. She was also survived by her brother Terry Dillon and his wife Jeanie of Wewoka, her very special boyfriend James A Robertson of Seminole and grandchildren; Brittany and Eric Simpson, Ashley and Steven Allen and Sarah and Shelby Allen, and one great grandson Lane Allen.

She is also survived by a niece Lisa and nephew Marshall and many friends and loved ones.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Billy Don Allen a daughter Debbie Cox, son-in-law Steven Cox and a granddaughter Crystal Cox and by a granddaughter Courtney Martin.

 

 

 

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be, Marshall Dillon, Steven Allen, Eric Simpson, Kelly Joe Huddleston, Kevin Bane and Dewayne Goodnight. Honorary Casket Bearer will be Terry Dillon.

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

 

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Mary Allen

Mary Elaine Allen, 78, of Little Rock died Friday, November 5, 2010. She was born on July 25, 1932 in Vinita, Oklahoma, a daughter of Cecil Wayne and Ruby Dee Asbury.

She was a graduate of Seminole High School where she played varsity tennis. She was the owner of women’s clothing stores in Russellville and North Little Rock (Mason’s and Just Me). She managed the gift shop at the Arkansas State Capital for several years.

During that time, she worked with the artist on the outdoor Nativity Scene that is on view to the public each Christmas near the Capital Building. She also worked in the Arkansas State Senate during sessions. She liked to go antiquing to add to her many collections. Most importantly, she loved raising three wonderful sons.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Phyllis Rose.

She is survived by her husband, Donald V. Allen, the love of her life, to whom she was married on April 12, 1951 in Seminole, Oklahoma; her children, Larry Allen and his wife Pam of Dallas, Texas; Wes Allen and his wife Frances of Ft. Smith, Arkansas and their children, Jenna Allen Sherrod of Statesboro, Georgia and her husband Brandon and Wesley Allen of Fayetteville, Arkansas; Tom Allen and his wife Chris of Bentonville, Arkansas and their children, Matthew and Rachel Allen.

She was affectionately known as Grand Mary to her grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Dorothy King and Billie Patterson, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., Sunday, at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Arkansas (501)224-8300.

 

A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 8, 2010, at Riverwood Memorial Gardens in Maumelle, Arkansas.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Arkansas, 10411 W. Markham Street, Suite 130, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205.

Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal

 

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Susie Altman

Mrs. Susie Dacus Altman, 66 of Greensboro, Ga. died on July 19, 2010, following a five month struggle with her health. Mrs. Altman was born in Seminole on February 27, 1944 to the late Doyan Dacus and Wanda Parker Dacus Turbeville. Mrs. Altman attended St. Petersburg Junior College. She was married to her high school sweetheart, Ramsey Altman, Jr. on June 2, 1966. Mrs. Altman was a certified dental assistant and worked over forty years in the dental field. The Altman’s moved to Greensboro from Marietta, Ga. in 2002. Though she attended church locally, her church membership remained at Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta. Mrs. Altman loved her family and friends. Her true joy came particularly from time spent with her granddaughter, Adyson. She had recently returned from a family vacation to Disney World with her.

Mrs. Altman is survived by her husband, Ramsey Altman and their two daughters, Ashley Altman and her fiancé, Patrick O’Neill and Alyson A. Griggs and husband, John. Also surviving is one granddaughter, Adyson Griggs, as well as Mrs. Altman’s mother, Wanda Dacus Turbeville.

Susie often thought of family and friends and even strangers before herself. Her faith in God, spiritual strength, determination and commitment to others is the hallmark of her life.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at A.E. Carter Funeral Home in Madison. The funeral service will be held on Friday at the Madison First United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at the nearby Madison Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Ferst Foundation P.O. Box 1327 Madison, GA 30650.

A.E. Carter Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

 

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Dorothy Anderson

Former Sasakwa resident Dorothy Evelyn (Morrow) Anderson, age 87, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010, at Seminole Estates Care and Rehab Center, in Seminole.

She was born April 23, 1922, in Konawa, to John Morrow and Mary (Blackwood) Morrow. She married Marion "Andy" Anderson on March 19, 1941, in Sasakwa, where they made their home. She and her husband owned their own barber and beauty shop. She was a member of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her son, Clifton Anderson, of Wewoka; brothers, Andy Morrow and Wyndol Morrow, both of Ada; sister, Bobbie O’Shea, of Portland, Ore.; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and sisters, Lorene Ogle and Tenzy Roberts.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 18 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Konawa. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Tommy Azlin will officiate, and Laura Ford is the soloist.

 

 

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Mary Applegate

Mary Marie Applegate, age 91, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at Heritage Village Nursing Home, in Holdenville.

She was born Feb. 17, 1918, to James Shelton ‘Shep' McCoy and Rosa Mae (Campbell) McCoy, in Lamar, where she was brought up and attended schools. She married to Leon Applegate on Feb. 16, 1943, in Wewoka. They moved to California, where they spent the next 49 years. They returned to Oklahoma in the summer of 1992 and made their home in Holdenville.

She lived for the past several years at Heritage Village.

She is survived by her daughter, Paula Schwarta, of Baldwin, Wis.; sisters, Elva ‘Pete' Manley, of Holdenville, and Stella Davis, of Seminole; and brother, Jack McCoy, of Holdenville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers, Homer Lee, Bill, Jim, Tom, George ‘Sonny', John, Joel, and Kelsa McCoy.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, at Lillye Chapel, at the Fisher Funeral Home, in Holdenville, with Rev. Jimmie Freeman officiating. Interment will be in the Lamar Cemetery under direction of Fisher Funeral Home, of Holdenville.

Tommy Armstrong

Funeral services for former Konawa native Tommy B. Armstrong are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2010, in the West Center of Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mortuary, in Omaha, Neb.

Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Omaha, under the direction of Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mortuary.

Visitation will be at 3 p.m. on Monday with family receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the West Center Chapel.

Tommy passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2010, in Omaha Neb., at the age of 75.

Tommy was born August 2, 1934 in Konawa.

He was preceded in death by wife, Priscilla J. Armstrong.

He is survived by children: Laurie Saenz and fiancé, Robert Harbour, Noah Stephen Armstrong and wife Theresa, Gary Bryan Armstrong; stepchildren; Sara Kunce, Lisa Gepson, Michael Gans and Patrick Gans: grandchildren: Justin, Brian, Stephen Jr., and Dawn; step-grandchildren: Jennifer, Danny and Kyle; and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

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Thad Ashcraft

Lifelong Seminole resident Thad Lee Ashcraft passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 after a 2-year battle with cancer.

He was born on January 14, 1941 in Seminole, Oklahoma to William Edward and Mary Francis (Bow) Ashcraft.

Thad married Teresa May (Kernal) on November 18, 1961 in Little, Oklahoma.

Thad started in the oilfield at the age of 18 working for Jimmie Austin Drilling Company, K.D. Emerick Well Service, B.J. Oilfield Services and then went to work as a Superintendent for Sun Oil Company for 17 years; he also worked as a Superintendent for Grand Resources and Landmark Energy.

He and his wife started A & A Enterprises, an oilfield consulting company. After his retirement he worked as a consultant for Grand Resources in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He and his wife were members of the Church of Christ at Little.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 49 years Teresa Ashcraft of the home, two sons and daughters-in-law; Thad Lynn Ashcraft and wife Djuana of Edmond, and son Randy Lee Ashcraft and wife Shalia of Seminole. Six grandchildren; Casady Lynn-Marie Ashcraft, Lexi Maylee Ashcraft, Taylor Lynn Ashcraft, Blake Edward Ashcraft, Jared Lane Ashcraft, Cale Bladen Ashcraft.

He is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law: Gene and Burma Kernal of Seminole, Joe and Colleen Peeper of Wewoka, Oklahoma, Dick and Carolyn Kernal of Seminole, Oklahoma, Morris and Deloris Jackson of Norman, Oklahoma and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and dear friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents William Edward and Mary Francis Ashcraft and brother, Charles Edward Ashcraft.

 

Funeral services are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday, October 8, 2010 at the Seminole Church of Christ located at 12040 N. Hwy 99 in Seminole with Rusty Dawson officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Hope Harbor, P.O. Box 1047, Claremore, Oklahoma 74018 www.hopeharborinc.org

Pallbearers will be: Cary Morgan, Chad Kernal, Tyler Morgan, Taylor Ashcraft, Blake Ashcraft and Mark Jackson.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Jim Morgan, Tim Mathews, Bobby Hammond, Curtis Morgan, Willie Green, Scott Robinowitz, Marvin Robinowitz, Bill Pogue and Kellen Lively.

 

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Sam B.Harjo

Sam (Snake) B.Harjo, a resident of Henryetta, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2010, at the age of 60. He was born on Saturday, May 21, 1949, to George and Christine (Brown) B.Harjo, in Talihina, Oklahoma. Sam served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. On March 17, 1969, he married Geneva (Harjo), in Seminole, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and infant daughter.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva B.Harjo, of the home; three sons, Pahos B.Harjo and wife, Angelia, of Sapulpa, Thomas B.Harjo, of Okmulgee and Sam B.Harjo, Jr. and wife, Keri, of Choctaw; three daughters, Jennifer Edwards and husband, Daniel, of Broken Arrow, Marsha B.Harjo and Patrick Tom, of Okmulgee and Sarah Gutierrez and husband, Jesse, of Okmulgee; fifteen grandchildren, Alyssa Harley, Taylor Russell, Joseph B.Harjo, Nakoa Edwards, Trista B.Harjo, Christopher Edwards, Lillian B.Harjo, Michael B.Harjo, Nathan B.Harjo, Kei’Lei Edwards, Angel Gutierrez, Madison B.Harjo, Kiahna Gutierrez, Marah Sue Edwards and MaeKayla Sue B.Harjo; five brothers, Thomas Ahaisuee, of Oklahoma City, Mody B.Harjo, of Denver, Colo., Marsey B.Harjo, of Okmulgee, Manuel "Yogi" B.Harjo, of Del City and Willie B.Harjo, of Seminole; four sisters, Lucy K. Smith, of Seminole, Nancy Fixico, of Seminole, Sharon Proctor, of Okmulgee and Sonja Larney, of Shawnee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wake Services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, February 26, 2010, at the Wilson Community Center.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 27, 2010, at the Wilson Community Center with Reverend Tim Coon and Newman Crowels officiating. Burial will follow the service at the B.Harjo Family Cemetery, under the direction of the Shurden Funeral Home, in Henryetta.

Pallbearers will be: Jeff Fixico, Ryan Smith, Timothy B.Harjo, George Proctor, Austin B.Harjo, Rayne Harjo, Stuart Corbin, Jerome Yazzie and Adam, Jr.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Thomas Ahaisuee, Joseph B.Harjo, Christopher Edwards and Michael B.Harjo.

Military Honors will be conducted by the Seminole Honor Guard.

Visitation will be Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Shurden Funeral Home, in Henryetta.

Friends may send their condolences to www.shurdenfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Wayne Baker

Longtime Bowlegs resident and current Mayor of Bowlegs, Wayne Eugene Baker passed away on February 23, 2010, at Integris Southwest Medical Center, at the age of 74.

He was born on January 31, 1936, in Seminole, to Chester and Ruby (Grisso) Baker.

Wayne married Morna Burgett on November 12, 1960. They were married 38 years until she passed away on September 24, 1998. Together they had four natural children, and adopted four grandchildren and raised them as their own.

Their children include twin sons; H. Wayne Baker, of Choctaw, who passed away in 2007, and T. Wyatt Baker, of Houston, Texas, M. Susan Chadick, of Bowlegs, Sally Perry and husband James, of Bowlegs, Nick Baker, of Seminole, Ashley Baker, of Seminole, Cody Bohlke and wife Nikki, of Great Falls, Mont., Chastity Baker and fiancé Matt Harrod, of Bowlegs, daughter, Kaiti Batesel, of Harrah, Oklahoma.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Shelbi Mullinax and husband Justin, of Bridge Creek, Johni Adkisson and husband Brad, of Choctaw, Cory Baker, of Azel, Texas, Chaz Bearden, of Oklahoma City, Kara Baker, of Bowlegs, Jayla Perry, of Bowlegs, James and Bryan Perry, of Wewoka, brother, John Baker and wife Natalie and sister Saundra and husband Bob Garrison, all of Seminole; eight great grandchildren, Carver Crowson, Violet and Montana Mullinax, Tyler and Aaron Bohlke, Bradley, Caylee and Braylee Adkisson. Many nieces, nephews and other family and friends also survive him.

Wayne served in the Army National Guard for one year and was then recruited to serve in the United States Navy where he served as an engine man on a submarine and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Tinker Air Force Base after 25 years, in 1988, where he was an aircraft welder. He then went on to be a supervisor for Bell Gas Corporation until it closed down in 1993. He currently drove a bus for Bowlegs Schools from 1994 until the day he passed away. He is the current Mayor of Bowlegs and a member of the Seminole Elks Lodge. He is a member of the Bowlegs First Baptist Church and Bowlegs Alumni. He was a big supporter of Bowlegs Schools; he went to all the Bowlegs Bison football games. For the past several years he had catered the Bowlegs Annual Alumni dinner and helped out with the Welding Class and with the maintenance of the buses. In his earlier years he coached little league, football, baseball and softball for his children teams, in Choctaw.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Morna Baker; parents, Chester and Ruby Baker; and son H. Wayne Baker.

Wayne enjoyed cooking and spending time with his family; he always had a smile on his face and a story to share. He loved children and was known as "Dad" to many. He was the best father and grandfather anyone could ask for. He gave generously and was loved by all who knew him, he will be missed by his family more than words can express.

Services to celebrate his life are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 27, 2010, at the Bowlegs High School Gym with Jason Yarbrough officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery with military honors.

Casket bearers will be: Jarrod Baker, Justin Mullinax, Brad Adkisson, Matt Harrod, Ryan Kenyon and Terry Young.

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

 

 

 

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Annette Ball-Petersen

Annette Marie Petersen, age 55, passed away at her home, in Seminole, on Wednesday, February 3, 2010.

Ann was the daughter of Charlie Bruce Ball and Violet (Novak) Ball. She was born June 6, 1954, in Anadarko, Oklahoma. A resident of the Seminole area since age 7, she graduated Varnum High School, in 1972, and attended Seminole Junior College.

She lived for several years in Texas, where she owned and operated a fence company, and returned to Seminole in 1995. She was married to Gregory ‘Pete' Petersen, on December 31, 2000, in Seminole. She loved antiques and making jewelry.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Pete and daughter, Kristin Oliver, both of the home; two stepdaughters, Nikki Petersen, of Abilene, Texas and Jennifer Petersen, of Winchester, Oklahoma; two brothers, Charlie and Willie Ball, both of Seminole; several nieces and nephews, and other relatives and many friends.

A memorial celebration is scheduled for 12 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Four Mile Tavern.

 

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Johnny Barker

Lifelong Seminole resident Johnny Grant Barker died on June 2, 2010 in Seminole, Oklahoma at the age of 66.

He was born on July 6, 1943 in Ada, Oklahoma to Ruth (Watters) Barker and was raised by Virgil and Ethel Barker and Zella Drake.

He graduated from Stratford High School in 1961. He married Billye Junelle (Davis) Barker on July 2, 1984 in Sasakwa, Oklahoma.

He worked for Dolese as a rock crusher and retired in 2000. He loved to fish, play the guitar and read the Bible he was involved in Prison ministries, he also taught Sunday school at Spring Baptist Church where he was a member.

He is survived by his wife Billye Junelle Barker of the home, he is survived by six sons; Travis Barker of Holdenville, Oklahoma, Theodore Keefer of Ada, Oklahoma, Tony Keefer of Sasakwa, Troy Keefer of Holdenville, Oklahoma, Coker Barker of Seminole and Brandon Peak of Tulsa, five daughters; Tricia Barker of Holdenville, Tracy Wiseman of Holdenville, T.J. McDaniel of Holdenville, Oklahoma, Terri Leader of Lamar, Oklahoma and Shelia Ryals of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, two brothers: Ronnie Drake of Eufaula, Oklahoma and Forest Watters of Sasakwa, Oklahoma. Fifteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive him. And a sister Gena Drake of Eufaula, Oklahoma.

His parents, and two granddaughters, Courtney and Brenda Berry, precede him in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M., Saturday, June 5, 2010 at the Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa, Oklahoma

Wake services will be; 6:00 P.M. Friday, June 4, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Davis Cemetery in Sasakwa, Oklahoma.

Casket Bearers will be Theodore Keefer, Travis Barker, Nick Ryals, Brandon Peak, Abe Davis and Bill Davis, Jr. Honorary bearers will be Randy McDaniel, Stormy Keefer and Ronnie Drake

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

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

Elzie Barnes

Elzie Barnes 80,of Brule, Nebraska passed away Friday August 20, 2010. He was born May 17, 1930 to Cliifford and Minnie (Tinkle) Barnes in Okfuskee county, Oklahoma.

Elzie was raised in Seminole county and moved to Denver, Colorado where he worked 35 years for Gates Rubber before retiring in 1990 to Brule, Nebraska near Lake McConaughy.

He is survived by one daughter, Beverly Florance of Brule, Nebraska and one son David of Denver Colorado, four brothers, J. C. of Mount Lake Terrace, Washington, Bobby Of Ponca City, Ronald Barnes of Sapulpa, and Phillip Barnes of Cromwell, two sisters, Mable Sowder and Phyllis Curry of Cromwell, and three granddaughters, Devon, Dawn and Marissa Florance.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his twin brother Eldridge, and a sister Georgia Duncan.

Memorial services will be held in Brule, Nebraska on Saturday, August 28th. Cremation was requested and to be brought back to Oklahoma to be buried with his twin brother. A memorial service will be held Monday the 30th at 10 a.m. at the Schoolton Cemetery for family and friends here.

 

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Vondell Barnes

Funeral Services for Vondell Muerl (Hartzog) Barnes are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, August 6, 2010 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Moreland officiating and burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Born June 20, 1924 in Mounds, OK to Irving and Onie (Payne) Hartzog. She passed away Tuesday August 3, 2010 in Holdenville, at the age of 86 years.

Vondell was married to Savoy Barnes, and he preceded her in death.

Vondell was the Mother of six and loved gardening and taking care of her flowers. She enjoyed been with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents, infant sisters Ruth, Armenda Lavon Hartzog, and brother Troy George Hartzog.

Survivors included children: Mary Ann Cosby and husband Bert of Midland, TX; Janice S. Conley and husband Billy of Holdenville; OK, Edward Johnson and wife Betty of ElDorado, AR.; Marvell ( Marty) Lunn, and husband Danny of Wewoka; Deborah Gail Johnson, and companion Thomas Gates, of Wewoka; and Richetta Johnson, of Wewoka.

Grandchildren: Angela Musso, Sharon Hobbs, Vickie Cockrell, Laura Walker, Linda Jack, Maryetta Westbrook, Alice Leach, Marcilla Bacon, Wendie Busby, Edward Johnson, Louis Johnson, Anya Cooper, Clint Lunn, Jeremiah Johnson, and Jacob Robertson; twenty-three great-grandchildren, and twenty great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbears will be Thomas Gates, Isaac Harrison, Jason Leach, Daniel Lunn Jr., Joshua Dooley, and Darrell Cherry.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be: Jeremiah Johnson, Clinton Lunn, Louie Johnson, and Anthony Jackson.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Freddie Barnett

Freddie J. Barnett, age 75 and a former resident of Konawa, died on Monday, October 19, 2010 at his residence in Asher, Oklahoma.

Freddie was born on June 14, 1935 in Konawa to Fred Franklin Barnett and Johnie Christila (Freeman) Barnett. He married Darla (Franks) on August 4, 1988 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He was employed as an automotive technician for the U. S. Postal Service. Freddie was a former member of the McLoud Pentecostal Holiness Church and a current member of the Cornerstone Ministries Church of Asher. He rebuilt cars, trucks, and hotrods.

He is survived by his wife, Darla Barnett of the home; two sons, Fred F. Barnett of Oklahoma City, and Jayson H. Bucy of Latta, Oklahoma; two daughters, Penny J. Gabel of Shiloh, Illinois, and Tina L. Richardson of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Johnie Barnett; and one sister, Roseann Lasater.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday, October 22nd at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Burial will follow at Vista Cemetery in Konawa. Scott Dobbs, Pastor of Cornerstone Ministries in Asher, Oklahoma, will officiate. Pallbearers are Mark Lasater, Billy Lasater, Geary Lasater, Brian Lasater, Gerad McKinley, and Billy Jo Fisher. Honorary Pallbearers are Arland Williams, Carl Clemons, Dewayne Dobbs, and Rick Russell.

 

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Richard Basque Jr.

Longtime Seminole resident Richard Basque, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2010, in Seminole, Oklahoma at the age of 52.

He was born on February 15, 1957 in Hilo, Hawaii to Richard Basque Sr. and Marlene Tavares Isaac.

Richard married Jennifer Lynn (Griffin) Basque on September 9, 1978, in Seminole, Oklahoma.

He worked for Miller Truck Lines in Stroud, Oklahoma, for twelve years and was currently employed with Tiger Trucks in Seminole where he had been working for three years.

Richard was a true trucker at heart; he loved collecting trucking memorabilia and was an avid M&M collector. He also loved bowling and was a part of the League Sunday Night Mix at Shawnee Bowl. He also served as a sergeant in the United States Army

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Jennifer Basque, of the home; his parents, Marlene Isaac; and step-father, Leon of Mustang, Oklahoma, Richard Basque, Sr. of Yukon, Oklahoma; two daughters and sons-in-law, Brandy and Brandon Thetford, of Moore, Oklahoma, Misti and Kris Romines, of Seminole; one brother and sister-in-law, Clifford and Merri Basque, of Yukon, Oklahoma; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathleen and Adam Martin, of Yukon, Oklahoma, and Debrah and John Macardo, of Hawaii; four grandchildren, Mattison Thetford, Patience Romines, Makenzie Thetford and Payton Romines. Numerous nieces and nephews that he loved and considered sons and daughters and a host of other family and dear friends also survive him. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

His brother Guy Paul Basque who passed away on December 31, 2009, precedes him in death.

A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, January 9, 2010, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Father Basil Kennan, O.S.B.

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

 

 

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Guy Basque

Seminole resident Guy Paul Basque, age 48, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at his home in Seminole.

He was born April 14, 1961, in Hilo, Hawaii, to Richard Basque, Sr. and Marlene (Tavares) Basque.

He worked as a truck driver and had moved to Seminole from Mesquite, Texas two and a half months ago. He was of the Catholic faith.

He married Alice Bernadette Mercado, in 1993, in Keaau, Hawaii.

He is survived by his wife, of the home; sons, Louis Basque, of Balch Springs, Texas, and Nicholas Basque, of Balch Springs, Texas; father, of Yukon; mother and step-father, Marleen and Leon Isaac, of Mustang; step-daughters, Kathlynn "Trini" Birney, of Tyler, Texas and Alicia Mercado, of Hawaii; step-son, Curtis Schweitcer, of the home; brothers, Richard Basque, of Seminole, and Clifford Basque, of Yukon; sisters, Deborah Mercado, of Hawaii and Kathleen Martin, of Yukon; and eight grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole.

 

 

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Candace Bert

Candace Daniellia Bert was born March 9, 1981 in Oklahoma City to Lavonne Bert. Candace was God's very special gift of life to all who knew her. She completed her education at John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

She received Christ Jesus in 1993 and was a member of the NE Church of Christ in OKC. Candace was computer savvy and loved her laptop. God used her talent to chat on-line and provide encouraging words and information of Sickle Anemia to others on "FACE BOOK" all around the world.

She was a participating member of Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation and an Advocate Representative, many times for the Foundation. Candace was writing a documentary of the challenges and struggles of fighting and overcoming this crippling disease. Blessed by God's gift of 29 years, she was our sweet, "Candy-Corn" and her Mother's, " Punkie." She is preceded in death by Great-Grandparents, Conley and Daisy Bert.

A life of love and joy came to a close, Saturday, July 10, 2010 at OU Medical Center (formally Presbyterian Hospital) when Candace went home to be with the Lord and his angel at the age of 29 years.

She leaves to celebrate and honor the fond memories, her devoted Mother, Lavonne Bert, OKC, OK; Grandparents, Clyde and Mildred Bert, OKC; God-Mother, Nellie Mae Myers, OKC; 3 Uncles Michael Bert, Coral Springs, FL, Scott Bert, and Lenny and wife Shannon Bert. 2 Aunts, Chermane and husband Quincy House & Sherry Beamon, all of OKC. 4 Great-Uncles, Rev. Earlis G. and wife Angela Bert of Wewoka, OK, Rev. Cornell wife Diane Bert of Bakersfield, CA, Marion G. Bert of Wewoka, OK & Clifford and wife Debbie Bert of Spencer. 2 Great-Aunts, Zenobia and husband Moses Napeleon of MWC, Debbie and husband, Terry Bruner of Wewoka, OK, Best Friend, Alisha Norwood and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 AM Friday, July 16, 2010 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, Wewoka, OK, with Rev. Clarence Prevost officiating with interment following in Westwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

On-Line Condolences can be sent by going to our website: www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Emmit Bertschy

Funeral services for Emmit King Bertschy, infant son of Tori Rashelle Sharp and Justin Dwayne Bertschy are scheduled for 3 p.m., Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. 

Interment will follow at the (Tiger) Sally Marcy Family Cemetery with the baby’s grandfather Paul Sharp officiating.

Bertschy was born and passed away on Friday, December 10, 2010 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

Surviving family members include parents, Tori Rashelle Sharp and Justin Dwayne Bertschy both of Oklahoma City; one brother, Tristin Bertschy of the home; maternal grandparents, Kimberly Sharp of Maud, and Paul Sharp of Ada; Paternal grandparents, Debbie and Matt Schue of Oklahoma; maternal great-grandmother, Wanda Tiger Barber of Maud; paternal great-grandparents, Gerald and Martha White of Yukon; and a host of other family.

 

 

Willie Beshears

Willie I. Beshears, 87, longtime Seminole resident died Friday, October 1, 2010 in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Willie was born July 4, 1923 to Anderson H. and Maude Lou (Shores) Allen in Hughes County.

Willie was a retired Elderly Care Worker and had moved back to Seminole from California. While in California she worked during the war in the Navy Shipyard as a Welder. She and her husband Max loved to go bowling; Max and Willie were married February 7, 1941 in New Model near Wewoka, Oklahoma, he preceded her in death.

Willie was a long time member of the Cheyarha Presbyterian Church and loved gardening and sharing her vegetables with others. Willie loved to sew for people who needed something and was always making quilts. She touched many lives during her lifetime and everyone loved her.

Her son Robert Beshears of Seminole, Oklahoma, survives her. Two sisters Evelyn Tidmore of Seminole and Ella Weatherspoon of Tennessee also survive her. Three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive her.

Her parents, husband, Max and a brother Houston Allen and four sisters, Mattie Moody, Edna Cole, Alta Etchison and Annie Inman precede her in death.

Graveside services are planned for 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the Little

Cemetery north of Seminole, Oklahoma with Rev. Bill Carr officiating.

Visitation will begin on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 8:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. and Wednesday until the service time.

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

 

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

 

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James Bicknell

Wewoka resident James F. "Jim" Bicknell died December 18, 2010.

He was born July 30, 1928 to James and Ethel (Riegel) Bicknell in Pharoah,

Bicknell attended Justice School. He married Virginia (Lemons) and she survives him of the home.

Bicknell worked at T.H. Rogers Lumber Co. for 40 years retiring on July 30, 1991.

He enjoyed farming and spending time with his family.

Bicknell is also survived by three sons Gary Bicknell, Larry Bicknell, and Dennis Bicknell; daughter Dee Bicknell-Wickerd; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Pall Bearers are Tom Lemons, Winford Lemons, Jerry Lemons, Brian Streeter, Leon Collier and Mike Davis.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Tom Blackwell Sr.

Wewoka resident Tom Blackwell Sr. died Sunday, July 18, 2010 in Oklahoma City after a long illness at the age of 67 years.

Blackwell was born July 26, 1942 in Shawnee to Eural Burton and Pauline Gladys (Gray) Blackwell.

He graduated from El Reno High and after graduation he enlisted in the US Air Force and served his country as a Flight Mechanic.

Blackwell married Lori Lee Pyke July 21, 1973 in Las Vegas, Nev.

He worked as an auto Mechanic at Blackwell's Garage in Wewoka and owned and operated the garage for 25 years.

He was of the Baptist Faith.

His hobbies were camping, model airplanes, and spending time eating breakfast with his grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are his parents E.B. and Pauline Blackwell, son Ronald Blackwell, and brother Jack Blackwell.

Survivors include his wife Lori Lee Blackwell of the home, children Gary Blackwell, of California, Tomie Blackwell Jr, of Montana, James Blackwell of Montana, Sean Blackwell of McAlester, and Cheryl Ray of Wewoka; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Karlita Smith of California.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, July 23, 2010 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Allen Moore officiating.

Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Pall Bearers are Lewis Johnson, JR Scott, Ronnie Keesee, Don Posey, Bob Bivens, and Shawn Ray.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Tanner Blackwell, Tyler Blackwell, Brandon Blackwell, and Robert Merriman.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

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Bertha Boatman

Bertha Price Boatman, Konawa, died on Saturday August 7, 2010, at the age of 95, in Ada.

She was born on May 12, 1915 in Francis to Dollie Mae Allgood and Richard David Williams. She was one of nine children.

Bertha grew up a farm girl and attended a country school near Francis. As a young girl she learned how to work in the cotton fields.

In 1932, she married Claude Price and together they raised three children. During WWII they lived in Ft. Worth and she worked in a clothing factory.

They later lived in the Tipton and Fredrick area and she worked in the restaurant business. After Claude passed away in 1968, she married Homer Boatman in 1969 and they made their home on OKC.

After Homer died in 1975 Bertha remained living in OKC until her health began to fail in 1999. At that time she moved to Lexington. In 2002, she moved to the Konawa area, where she became a member of the Konawa Church of the Nazarene. For the past four years she has lived in Ada.

Throughout her life, Bertha worked outdoors and in the garden. She quilted, crocheted and worked on crafts.

She is preceded in death by her two husbands Claude Price and Homer Boatman, one step daughter Margarette Langley, sister Vercie Wilson, six brothers, Lee, James, Earl, Virgil, Ray and Ewell Williams.

She is survived by daughter Flora Dye, OKC, sons Leon Price, Alamogordo, NM, Jim Price, Konawa, step-daughter Gloria Logan, Newalla, sister, Marie Brazell, Konawa, six grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and six great great grandchildren, and host of friends and family.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 12, 2010, at the Konawa Church of the Nazarene.

Interment will be at the Vamoosa Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.

Richard Boren

Richard Donald Boren was born November 15, 1946 in Gracemont, OK., to the late Loyd C. and Oletha (Cargill) Boren. He died Friday, October 8, 2010, in Davis at the age of 63.

Richard and Marilyn Jones were united in marriage in Seminole on October 5, 1974.

After graduating from Maud High School, Richard became employed by the City of Seminole and worked as a police officer for 22 years.

Richard was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Officers. He was of the Church of Christ faith.

Survivors include his wife Marilyn; one daughter, Joy Boren-Cobb of Yazoo, MS; one son, Daniel Cobb of Davis; six grandchildren; two brothers, Jim Boren of Meeker and Gary Boren of Ada.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, J.C. Boren.

In lieu of flowers, an account has been established at any Oklahoma Bank First to assist the family with medical and final expenses.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Services were "Entrusted To" HALE’S Funeral Home of Davis, Ok.

Michael Boyne

Michael Chase Boyne, 68, longtime Seminole Pioneer Nursing Home resident died Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at Unity North Hospital, in Shawnee. He was born Feb. 8, 1942, in East Saint Louis, Ill., to Robert and Dorothy Boyne.

He moved to Seminole from California.

Private services will be held at Pioneer Nursing Home, in Seminole.

 

 

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Angela Bradley

Angela Marie Bradley, age 46, died Saturday, March 6, 2010, at Mercy Hospital, in Oklahoma City. She was born Jan. 16, 1964, in Wewoka, to RD Nunn and Maxine Chesser Nunn. She was raised in Wewoka and attended Wewoka public school.

She relocated to Seminole and married William Bradley Oct. 18, 1997, and lived in Seminole until her death.

She is survived by her husband, of the home; mother, of Seminole; daughter, Melissa June William; sons, Jonathan Daniel Harrison, David Lee Harrison, and Travis Dean Bradley; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father; brother, RD Nunn Jr.; and sister, Rhonda Nunn.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday March 11, at Little Cemetery, in Little, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, of Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be: Patrick Bradley, James Calvin Bradley, Howard McAlester, Floyd Brown, and Chris Williams.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Lillie Brady

Lillie Maye Brady died on August 5, 2010 at Sasakwa, OK. at the age of 93 years.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Martin Gustin officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Maye was born April 4, 1917 in Natura, OK (west of Okmulgee) to Thomas Reuben and Dicy Ellen

Rogers. She attended Bald Hill, Pharooh, and Wetumka Schools. Maye married Warnie Brady on July 21, 1939 in Shawnee, he preceded her in death September 6, 2004.

Maye is preceded in death by her parents, husband Warnie Brady of 65 years, one son Carl Melvin Brady, three brothers Floyd Melvin Rogers, Claude Rogers, and Pierce Rogers, six half-brothers; Roy Rogers, Earl Rogers, Cecil Rogers, Charlie Rogers, Plumner Rogers, and Ted Rogers.

Survivors include sons: Edward Brady of Tulsa, Bill Brady of Sasakwa; Tim Brady of Sasakwa and one daughter Claudia Barnhart of Holdenville; nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be: Eddie Brady, Jeff Brady, Roger Brady, Matthew Brady, Kevin Pensoneau, and Scott Johnson.

Honorary Bearers will be: Steven Brady, Roman Rosalez, Tony Johnson, Jarrod Porter, and Tyler Porter.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Arvie Branch

Arvie Dewayne Branch, 51, Pratt, Kansas, died on Monday, August 23, 2010 at Pratt Regional Medical Center of Pratt, Kansas.

Arvie was born February 4, 1959 to parents George and Margarett (Ross) Branch in Oklahoma City. Arvie grew up in Red Oak, Oklahoma and graduated from the Red Oak School district.

Arvie worked as a machine operator at Quality Laundry and Dry Cleaning of Pratt, Kansas. He was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church of Red Oak, Oklahoma.

Arvie is survived by four sons; Charlie Branch, Christopher Branch, Adam Branch and Derrick Branch all of Arkansas. He is also survived by five sisters; Linda Mummery of Midwest City, Judy Helsel of Pratt, Kansas, Connie Long of Arkansas, Paula Branch of Stigler, Oklahoma and Marilyn Whitfield of Seminole. Arvie is also survive by one granddaughter, and a host of other family.

Arvie was preceded in death by his parents; George and Margarett "Maggie" Branch, brother, Ronnie Branch, sisters, Margarett Eagens, Louetta Brown and MaDonna Roop.

Graveside funeral service will be held 1 p.m., Friday, August 27, 2010 at Leflore, Oklahoma with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Leflore Cemetery located at Highway 270 East, Leflore 74868.

 

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Leonard Branson

Funeral services for Leonard Branson, 81, of Hydro, , will be held on Friday, April 16, 2010, 10 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Hydro with Landon Rowell officiating.

Burial will follow in Hydro Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home of Weatherford.

Leonard was born on July 15, 1928 in Hydro to Ben and Dixie (Phipps) Branson and passed away at home in Hydro on Tuesday, April 13, 2010.

Leonard was raised and attended school in Hydro.

In 1952, he enlisted in the United States Air Force serving in Korea.

On July 29, 1955, Leonard married Alice Maynard in Weatherford.

They moved to Hydro in 1957 where he worked on the Buckmaster Farms, Hydro Co-op, 3-M Company, Bright Farms and Entz Auction. He retired in 1991.

Leonard enjoyed wheat harvest and attending the Hydro Fair. Memorials may be made to the Hydro Fire Department.

Leonard is survived by his wife, Alice of their home; one son, James Branson of Weatherford; three daughters, Sandra Branson of Hydro, Cathy Branson of Weatherford, and Peggy Prince of Wewoka; two grandsons, three brothers, Don Branson of Hinton, Jody Branson of Weatherford, and Ben Branson of Foss; and two sisters, Shirley Williams of Tulsa, and Glenda Branson of Hydro.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Charles, Rex, and Kenneth; and two sisters, Betty and Wanda.

Amanda Marsh and Todd Streater were thought of as added grandchildren. He was accepted by Alice’s family as another brother.

 

 

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Christene Breshears

Christene Florence Breshears, age 86, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at the Holdenville General Hospital.

She was born March 4, 1923, to Wade and Mollie (Gentry), in Winfield, Ark. She was brought up and attended schools in Centrahoma. She married J. L. Breshears on July 25, 1938, in Coalgate. They lived in Centrahoma, Pryor, Borger, Texas and Amherst, Texas, before moving to the Holdenville area when they retired in 1967.

She was a member of the Johnson Church of Christ, in Shawnee.

She is survived by her children, Lou Ella DeHay, of Amarillo, Texas, and James Breshears, of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren; sisters, Pauline Nowlin, of Holdenville, and Maxine Melton, of Wewoka; and brothers, Ray Gentry, of Sasakwa, and Roy Gentry, of Elmore City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Kelly Gentry and Doug Gentry; and sister, Ilene Hogue.

Funeral services were scheduled for Monday, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m. at Lillye Chapel, Fisher Funeral Home, in Holdenville, with Rev. Charles Higgins officiating. She was laid to rest in the Centrahoma Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Chris Landreth, Kevin Landreth, Davy Nowlin, Daniel Nowlin, David P. Nowlin and John Gibson.

Services were under direction of Fisher Funeral Home, of Holdenville.

William Bridgeman

"Bill" William King Bridgeman, age 86, and a long-time resident of Konawa, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at Jan Frances Care Center, in Ada.

He was born Feb. 7, 1924, in Westerly, W.V., to Otis Riley Bridgeman and Annie Jane (Bryant) Bridgeman. He married Josephine (Perry) on May 5, 1944, in San Diego, Calif. He was an auto mechanic and a carpenter, and a member of the Assembly of God Church, in Konawa.

He is survived by his wife, Josephine (Perry) Bridgeman of Jan Frances Care Center in Ada, Oklahoma; son, Riley Bridgeman, of Konawa; daughters, Mary Jo Walker, of Konawa, Jane Brewer, of Topeka, Kan., and Susan Garner, of Little Rock, Ark.; sister, Gracie Bridgeman, of Ferndale, Fla.; fourteen grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Randolph Bridgeman; and son, Gary Curtis Bridgeman.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Dora Cemetery, in Konawa, Rev. Steve Lowrance, Pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Konawa, will officiate.

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

 

 

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Geneive Briery

Devoted wife, loving mother, doting grandmother and great grandmother, Genny Briery, passed away on February 1, 2010, in Allen, Texas at the age of 85.

She was born on May 27, 1924, in Locust Grove, Oklahoma, to Oliver Bart and Ava Cook.

Genny graduated from Seminole High School in 1942 and attended Seminole Junior College. She went to work as a secretary for Seminole Public Schools where she worked at Northwood and Roosevelt for 25 years. She was loved by and touched so many students’ lives while working at Seminole Schools. She was a longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 204 and was a member of the Seminole Teacher’s Association.

She was a member of the First Christian Church, in Seminole. She helped with the American Cancer Society Fundraising activities and the American Lung Association. Genny loved yard work, lake activities, boating and fishing. She also loved being with her grandchildren.

She married Clifford Edward "C.E." Briery on January 1, 1942 in Seminole, Oklahoma, and they just celebrated their 67th year of marriage.

Genny leaves the cherished memories of her husband C.E. Briery, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Mike Townsend, of Plano, Texas; and one sister, Helen Jones, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

She is also survived by her grandchildren; Ashley and husband Frank Slaughter of Prosper, Texas and Alisha and husband Bryan Rand of Frisco, Texas, great grandchildren, Jurnee, Dalton, Andrew, Cade, Sarah, Ella, Rhea, Haylee and Grace. She also leaves a host of friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Ava Cook; brother, Weldon Cook;sister, Evelyn Duke; and son, Cliff Briery.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, February 4, 2010, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Andy Lewis of the Holy Covenant Methodist Church, in Carrolton, Texas officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole.

Pallbearers will be: Mike Townsend, Frank Slaughter, Bryan Rand, Dalton Hill, Cade Hill and Dayton Barnes.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Genny’s memory to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

 

 

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Avery Brooks

Avery Leon Brooks, Seminole county resident, died Saturday, June 19, 2010 at his home at the age of 71 years.

Brooks, a long time resident of Maud, moved to Seminole 12 years ago.

He was born November 2, 1938 at Maud to parents William Lee and Beulah Belle (Choat) Brooks.

Brooks religion affiliation was non-denominational. He worked for OG&E as a dispatcher and retired 11years ago.

He married Roberta Virginia (Lane) Brooks on August 2, 1958 in Los Angeles, California.

Brooks is survived by his wife, Roberta, of the home; one son, Gary Leon Brooks of Wewoka; three daughters, Sherry Akins, Karen Foster, and Leanne Brooks, all of Seminole.

He is also survived by two brothers; Leroy Brooks of Victorville, California and Donald R. Brooks of Maud; and one sister, Carol Johnson of Maud.

Brooks is survived by eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, W. L. and Beulah Brooks; brother, James Ralph Brooks; grandson, Markcus Levi Brooks and granddaughter, Cameron Nicole Depasse.

A Memorial service will be held for Leon at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

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

 

 

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James Brooks

Wewoka Resident James "Jimmy" A. Brooks passed away Thursday, April 15 at the age of 81 in Oklahoma City. Brooks was born Nov. 18, 1928 in Paducah, Ken.

He came to Wewoka at the age of five where he was raised by his Aunt and Uncle, Lee and Roberta Howard.

As a young adult, Brooks worked in the oil field and later he began raising cattle. He loved the outdoors, always raising a large garden.

He was preceded in death by his parents Reid and Mary Pearl Brooks and sister Charlotte.

Jimmy is survived by his wife, Betty L. (Miner) Brooks of the home; daughter Tanna Logan and husband Jeff of Holdenville, daughter Kelly Matteson and husband Chris of Edmond; four grandchildren, Derek, Matthew and Joshua Logan and Peyton Matteson; one great grandchild, Rylee Logan; one sister, Reida Brown of Lewiston, Calif.; sister-in-law June Grimes of Wewoka; a number of nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends that he loved dearly.

A Rosary will be held Sunday, April 18, 2010 6 p.m. at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Service will be Monday April 19, 2010 at 10 a.m. St. Stephens Catholic Church with Father Basil officiating.

Pall Bearers will be Jeremy Howard, James Howard, John Howard, Kenneth Pattison, Clay Chambers, and Johnny Craig Miner.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Ianos Chaffin, And James Griffis.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Jo Ann Brumley

Jo Ann Brumley, age 81, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, in Davis. She was born March 9, 1928 in Wewoka, to Hal and Mae Belle (Howell) Puckett. She married Alvin "Al" Brumley Apr 18, 1947, in Shawnee.

For many years she worked as a cook at the Falls Creek Baptist Assembly and Camp Classen YMCA Camp. After retiring, Jo Ann became involved with the Foster Grandparent Program and volunteered as a reading tutor at the Davis School.

She is survived by her daughters; Becky Whitehead, of Davis, and Karen Zametz, of Arlington, Texas; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brother, Jack Puckett, of Hemphill, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Richard Brumley; brothers, Ovril and Levoid Pucket; and sister, Juanita Covington.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan 9, 2010 at the Pentecostal Holiness Church, in Davis, with Brother Johnny Beckmon and Brother Billy Staggs officiating. Interment to followed in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Hales Funeral Home, of Davis.

 

 

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Wanda Bundy

Wanda Lucille (Durham) Bundy, age 72 and former resident of Konawa, Oklahoma, died on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at Valley View Hospital in Ada, Oklahoma.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, June 11th at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Bruce Crawford will officiate.

Wanda was born on July 26, 1937, in Konawa to William Durham and Emmer (Griffith) Durham. She was a Konawa High School graduate.

She married Willie Bundy and was a member of Silas Missionary Baptist Church of Konawa. Wanda enjoyed traveling and talking to her friends.

She is survived by two sons, Cleve Edgar "Eddie" Bundy of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and William Dewayne Bundy of Ada, Oklahoma; one brother, Harley Durham of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; one sister, Louise Johnson of Duncan, Oklahoma; one niece, Mattie Hunt; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Emmer Durham; her husband, Willie Bundy; one brother, Johnny Durham; two sisters, Lilly Cossey and Eva Lee Durham.

Pallbearers are Russell House, Wade House, Larry House, Kenny House, Robbie House, and Waylon Holtman.

 

 

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Doyle Burnell

Lifetime Wewoka resident Doyle Eugene Burnell age 84 died Monday, March 29, 2010 in Wewoka.

He was born on July 6, 1925 in Wewoka, OK to Harry and Mattie (Young) Burnell.

Gene and his wife Jewell married on August 1, 1943 and remained in Wewoka together for 67 years.

Gene was a pipeline by trade and worked as a member of the Operating Engineers Union Local 627 for many years.

His work on the Sportman’s Lake Dam and the Konawa Generating Plant as an equipment operator kept him in the Seminole County area until he took a position as Wewoka Public Works Superintendent for a lengthy time of service until his retirement.

Survivors include his wife Jewell of the home, Son and daughter-in-law Van and Jennifer Burnell. Granddaughter Jackqualyn Grace Burnell and Great-Grandson Rennon Coleman Burnell.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Lloyd and two sisters Lois Azlin and Sandra Parris, Two granddaughters ,Vanessa Kay and Julie Ann Burnell.

A private service will be held for Family Members.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Gene's life will be held near Atwood in July where he will be remembered forever by his family and friends.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Jewell Burnell

Lifetime Wewoka resident Emma Jewell Burnell age 84 years, died Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 in Oklahoma City.

Jewell was born on August 2, 1925 in Okemah, OK to Nathan and Mary (Nichols) VanZant.

Jewell and her husband Gene who preceded her in death on March 29, 2010 were married on August 1, 1943 in remained in Wewoka together for 67 years.

Jewell started working for C.R. Anthony Co. early in her life and remained there for 43 years in Wewoka and Holdenville Stores.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law Doyle Van and Jennifer Burnell; granddaughter Jackqualyn Grace Burnell; great-grandson Rennon Coleman Burnell, and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Services to celebrate Jewell and Gene's life will be held near Atwood in July where they will be remembered together forever by fancily and friends.

A guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Beverly Burris

Former Seminole resident Beverly Joann Burris passed away on August 11, 2010 in Wichita, Kansas at the age of 50.

She was born on December 12, 1959 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Henry Ford Marzett and Rosalee (Wright) Marzett.

She graduated from Seminole High School in 1978. She married Willie Doug Burris on September 16, 1981 in Ada, Oklahoma and he survives her of the home.

Beverly worked at the Wichita Mental Health Facility in Wichita, Kansas and was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband Willie Burris of the home, two sons, Durrell Burris, Zachius Awe and one daughter, Aurielle Burris all of the home, two brothers, Henry Marzett of Seminole and Albert Marzett of Seminole, five sisters, Vernal Dunlap of Las Vegas, Nevada, Fern Robinson of Bakersfield, California, Yvonne Shannon of Wichita, Kansas, Carolyn Edwards of Shawnee, Oklahoma and Dell Carolina of Wichita, Kansas, four sister-in-laws; Patsy Colbert, Rose Burris, Marchell Burris and Yolanda Burris. She is also survived by four grandchildren; Imauri Rashad Carter, De’auriaunna Carter, Dawnyelle Carter and Don’aiha Carter.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 17, 2010 with Rev. Bobby Ray Curry and J.C. Simpson officiating. Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka, Oklahoma.

 

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Ruth Burrow

Ruth Doris Burrow was born on Saturday, May 5, 1923, in Cambridge, Cowley County, Kansas, and departed this life on Sunday, July 25, 2010, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, at the age of 87.

Ruth, the daughter of Arthur Benjamin and Tama Lucienda (Ruckman) Garoutte, was a resident of Seminole since 1999. She married Ralph Nelson Burrow on November 23, 1938, in New Port, Arkansas.

They lived in Meeker for over 20 years. He preceded her in death on September 7, 1993. Ruth was a retired Certified Medication Aide and a member of the Assembly of God in Jones. Her parents; son, Larry Ray; three brothers; and nine sisters, also preceded Ruth in death.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law: Fred and Dorothy Burrow of Moore, Ralph and Nancy Burrow of Coweta, Donald and Carol Burrow of Tulsa, Thomas and Patricia Burrow of Tulsa, Daughters and sons-in-law, Lenda and Wayne Davis of Jones, Carrol and Bill Cunningham of Drexel, MO., JoAnn and Raymond Lee of Choctaw, Doris and Mark Seifried of Seminole, 23 Grandchildren, and 24 Great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 10 a.m., at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with Pastor Josh Stroggins officiating.

Interment will follow at Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow at 2:00 PM. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

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

Please visit www.ParksBrothers.net

 

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Vanessa Butler

Vanessa Gail (Kramer) Butler, age 56 and a long-time resident of Konawa, Oklahoma, died on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 20th at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Vanessa was born on June 17, 1954 in Konawa to Vausey (Brazell) and Alvin Kramer. She was a Konawa High School graduate, and she worked as a secretary for Barnett Bank. Vanessa married Bob Butler on December 23, 1979 in Konawa. She was a member of the 7th Day Adventist Church in Ada, Oklahoma.

She is survived by her husband, Bob Butler of the home; one son, Christopher Wayne Butler of southern Florida; one daughter, Stacey Lynn Kramer of Edmond, her mother, Vausey Kramer, Konawa; one brother, Alan Keith Kramer of Stillwater, and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Walter and Wilma Lamb of Konawa.

She was preceded in death by her father, Alvin Kramer.

 

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Eual Camp

Eual E. Camp, age 82, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, in Macomb.

He was born April 7, 1927, to William Elbert and B. Ruth (Graham) Camp, in Lamesa, Texas.

He was raised in Lamesa, Texas; he also lived in Lordsburg, N.M. before moving to Bethany, in 1962. He then moved to the Tecumseh/Macomb area in 1974 and had lived there since.

He married Peggy L. (Rockwell) Camp, Feb. 4, 1956, in Lordsburg, N.M.

He served in the United States Navy and was a retired truck driver.

He was a member of the Macomb Masonic Lodge, #310, a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of the Scottish Rite Consistory, in Guthrie.

He enjoyed watching his grandkids play ball.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy L. Camp, of the home; daughter, Audrienna Camp, of Dallas, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Lisa Camp, of Tecumseh; granddaughter, Hailey Hernandez, of Tecumseh; grandson, Jayce Camp, of Tecumseh; special friends, Gary and Sandie Kinsey, of Tecumseh; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and two sisters.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Prairie View Cemetery, in Macomb, under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home, of Tecumseh.

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

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up at BancFirst for Eual under the name of Peggy Camp.

 

 

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Hugh Campbell

Services for Hugh Emmett Campbell, 87, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2010 at First Christian Church, 1625 N. Broadway, Shawnee with Pastors Glenn C. Peck, Bill Matthews, and Phil Thompson officiating.

First Christian Church will host with minister Ray Belford. Hugh passed away Saturday, April 3, 2010.

Hugh was born November 16, 1922 in Shawnee. He was brought up in Tecumseh, attended Tecumseh Schools and graduated from there.

He attended Devrey Business College in Tulsa majoring in business management. He lived in Texas for several years, Wewoka for several years, then returned to Tecumseh in 1985 and Shawnee in 2000.

His Parents were Early Dooch and Hallie May (Davis) Campbell of Tecumseh.

He married Lois Tibbs of Shawnee in 1947. They were married for 50 years when she preceded him in death.

On April 1, 2000 he married Vonda J. Youker (Shirey) from Tecumseh. They had the opportunity to enjoy 10 years of marriage together.

Hugh had a long career in the oilfield. He worked for Kerr McGee, General American Oil Company of Texas, and Phillips Oil Company. He retired as foreman from Phillips.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army from February 1943 to April 13, 1946 and honorably discharged.

He was in the Field Artillery Division, Anti Aircraft artillery, a cannoneer, gunner, full-track driver, and expert carbine and Howitzers.

He was located in the Central European Theater. He received a World War II Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon and One Bronze Service Star.

He was an Elder at the First Christian Church in Wewoka.

When he moved back to the Shawnee-Tecumseh area he became a member of the First Christian Church in Shawnee.

He was a long time member of the Holiday Ramblers, Buffalo Ramblers, and the Roaming Ramblers, holding various offices such as President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

He traveled with the Ramblers after his retirement and has been all over the United States. He was a member of the American Legion in Tecumseh since 1946.

In addition he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans.

Hugh was preceded in death by his parents, Early and Hallie, his sister Marie Mae Campbell and his first wife Lois.

He is survived by wife Vonda J. Campbell of the home, Daughter and Son-in-Law: Cheryl and Tommy Muirhead of Shawnee; Son: Keith Campbell and friend Donna Grissom of Wewoka, three grandchildren, Tim & Vonda Muirhead, Terry & Kim Muirhead, and Kecia Wade, all of Shawnee; six great-grandchildren: Macy, Colton, Connor, & Creed Muirhead, Skyland & Skyra Wade. He is also survived by a host of other relatives & friends.

Burial will be at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

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

Flowers are accepted, or if you wish, you can make donations in Hugh’s memory to the Salvation Army and YMCA in Shawnee.

 

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Charles Canada

Charles W. Canada, 82, Anadarko, Oklahoma resident died Wednesday July 28, 2010 at Lawton. Charles was born October 28, 1927 in Bernice, Oklahoma to Ebben A. and Millie Frances (Taylor) Canada.

Charles was a retired school custodian for the Shawnee Mission Public School System in Shawnee, Kansas. He was currently a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Anadarko, and a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #139 in Fairland, Oklahoma. John had moved back to Oklahoma in 1983 from Kansas City, Kansas. John served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was survived by his Wife, Lona Canada of Binger, one son John E. Canada of Shawnee, Kansas, daughter Mabel A. Canada of Shawnee, Kansas and a son George Richard Bays of Ontario, California.

Graveside services are planned for Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Afton, Oklahoma.

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

Lona Canada

Lona Canada, former Seminole resident died Friday, September 17, 2010 at Binger, Oklahoma she was 84 years old.

Lona was born June 13, 1926 on the North Canadian River in a tent to parents John Thomas and Annie Ettie (Leavitt) Morrison. She was 13 of 19 children.

She married Charles Canada on December 27, 1958 in Tulsa. He preceded her in death July 28, 2010. Lona and her husband Charles moved back to Oklahoma from Kansas City, Kansas.

Lona graduated from Centerview High School, located south of Prague, as the class salutatorian then she further extended her education in Business School. Lona was baptized at the age of 16 at the Highway Baptist Church of Little, Oklahoma and latter became a member of the Bethel Baptist Church of Anadarko, Oklahoma. She was a homemaker too.

Mrs. Canada is survived by son; John E.

 

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Alfred Capps

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Alfred Capps are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Larry Elwell officiating.

He was born May 4, 1919, in Magazine, Arkansas, to the late Louis T. and Bessie Victoria (Heathcott) Capps.

Al grew up in Calvin and Wetumka, and went to school in Wetumka. He enter the U.S. Army at the age of seventeen. During his time in the military he was stationed on the Philippines Island of Corregidor, 1st tour of duty, and his second was in Europe.

Al served in Patton's 8th Army, earning the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, as well as numerous other awards and metals.

On June 5, 1943, he married Ella Frances Dority, in Las Vegas, Nev. They lived in several states: Oklahoma, California, Nevada, and Montana, but mostly Oklahoma where he loved to raise quarter horses.

Preceding Al in death are his parents; wife Ella (Feb. 21, 2007); two brothers, Corbett Capps, and Don Capps; and three sisters Daisy Capps, Greba Oliphant, and Hazel Donaldson.

Survivors include: sister Nellie Elwell and her husband Larry, of Valley Mills, Texas; brother, David Capps, of Holdenville; nieces and nephews, Donald Butch Capps, Rosie Huff, Kay Guillot, Joe Cunningham, Zach Elwell, Lucas Elwell, Steven Elwell, Daniel Elwell; and unofficial adopted daughter and friend, Sheila Qualls, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Ken Killen, Richard Dority, Travis Qualls, Joe Cunningham, Donald Butch Capps, and Judd Dority.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

 

 

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Mary Card

Mary Jo Card, 91, of Yukon, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2010.  Mary Jo was a member of the Seminole Church of Christ, beloved wife and mother, and an accomplished homemaker. 

She is preceded in death by Marvin R. Card, her husband of over 60 years. 

She is survived by her two daughters, Shanna Swink and Diana Fisher, both of Yukon, OK. 

She has four grandchildren, Kurt & Wendy Swink, Kristi Swink and Josh Fisher; and three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Korbyn and Courtney Swink.

Graveside services for family and friends are pending.

Online condolences may be signed at www.yandaandsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home, Yukon.

 

Vera Carmichael

 

Graveside services for Seminole resident Vera Margarite Carmichael will be Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Resthaven Cemetery in Shawnee.

Carmichael died Friday, June 4, 2010 in Seminole at the age of 86.

She was born October 9, 1923 to Charles and Mary Pickett of Manhattan, Kan. She was adopted by Edward and Edith Pearl Pickett.

She married Arvel Dean Carmichael on July 19, 1941. They had six children together, Judy, Dee, Virginia, Avis, Vic and Gene.

Carmichael was preceded in death by her husband Arvel, an infant daughter Judy, her eldest daughter Dee Simmons, and her parents.

She is survived by Virginia Brice, of the home, Avis and Tom Barton, Colorado, Vic and Judy Carmichael, Colorado and Gene Carmichael, Oklahoma.

She is also survived by a granddaughter; two grandsons; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Officiating the services will be Reverend Johnny Chesser.

Pallbearers will be Hershel Rogers, Kenneth Thompson, Clifford Neal, Virgil Neal, Anthony Davidson and Ronnie Davidson, Jr.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Ronnie Davidson, Sr. and Clayton Stephens.

Repast will be immediately after the service in the Family Center at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Shawnee.

 

Ric Carter

Ric Carter passed away on April 19, 2010 in Shawnee, Oklahoma at the age of 47.

He was born on November 17, 1962 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Benny David and Bonnie (Graves) Carter.

Ric graduated from Seminole High School in 1981. He married Kathryn Jane (Hammond) on October 31, 2008. 

He was a construction worker and a caretaker for family members, he also did survey work for the last 15 years.  He was a member of the Assembly of God Church and served in the Oklahoma National Guard.

He is survived by his wife Kathryn Carter of the home, mother Bonnie Carter of Seminole, step-son, Tanner Wallace of Colby, Kansas, two sisters, Tamara Hickman of Wewoka and Sheila Purkey of Tulsa, Oklahoma, two grandchildren, Kadence and Bailey Wallace. 

Several nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends, also survive him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Benny Carter on July 18, 2009, grandparents, Ben Carter, November 5, 1988, Edith Carter, October 30, 1983, Rev. Cagle Graves, December 17, 1991, Vernie Graves, January 1, 1996, and a nephew, Joshua Purkey December 14, 2003.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, Seminole County, Oklahoma.

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

 

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Elmer Cathey

Elmer Eugene "Gene" Cathey, 66 year-old, life-long Seminole County resident, died July 21, 2010 in Albion. He was born December 3, 1943 in Seminole to parents Elmer Cathey and Shirley Ann (Taber) Cathey.

Gene graduated from Bowlegs High School in 1961. He had worked in the oilfield as a roustabout and tool-pusher for many years and prior to his retirement he worked as a truck driver for Seminole County and United Truck Service.

Survivors include his father who raised him, Joe Tolbert of Seminole, Oklahoma; first wife, Lelia Delrez (McCoy) Renfro of Shawnee, Oklahoma; second wife, Fern "LaDawn" Cathey of Konawa, Oklahoma; three sons Shawn O’Dell and Shane O’Dell both of Konawa and Justin Cathey of Abilene, Texas; six daughters Rhonda Cathey of Seminole, Shelly Sanders of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Crystal Howe of Stillwater, Sherri Berry of Maud, Shanna Postman of Maud and Sharla "Charlie" Woodland of New Boden, Illinois; two brothers David Cathey of Bowlegs, and Larry Cathey of Missouri; two sisters, Judy Kendrick of Calvin and Zaidida Jackson of Bristow; 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild is expected to arrive soon.

Gene is preceded in death by his mother, Shirley; by his father, Elmer Cathey; one sister, Peggy Ann Cathey and by one half brother, Jerry Campbell.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 26, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery north of Seminole. Drew Isaacs will officiate the service.

Casket Bearers will be: Weldon "Diggs" Robbins, Johnny Robbins, Travis Howe, Zackary Howe, Ashley Postman and Bobby Bush.

Honorary Bearers will be: Mike Knizek and David Westphal.

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

Funeral will be held July 26, 2010 at 2 p.m.

Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel located at 1001 N. Milt Phillips Ave., Seminole 74868

Charles Childers, Jr.

Charles Frank ‘Chuck' Childers, Jr. passed away at his home in Wewoka on Friday, July 2, 2010, at the age of 58 years.

Chuck was the son of Charles Frank Childers, Sr. & Mary Ann (Kerschesky) Childers, born on May 6, 1952, in Whittier, California. He was brought up and attended schools in the Los Angeles area of California.

He married Melinda Curlee on January 8, 1991, in North Carolina, where they lived for three years before moving to Bowlegs, Oklahoma, their home for more than fourteen years. Chuck enjoyed serving as a volunteer for the Bowlegs Fire Department.

He was a member of the Gleaners Holiness Church in Wewoka. He loved spending time with family and friends, and especially loved the company of his grandkids.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles & Mary Ann Childers; two brothers, Richard Seneff and Johnny Seneff, and one sister, Sandra Seneff.

He is survived by his wife, Melinda, of the home; three children: Mary Ann McCoy and husband Mike, Carrie Nunn and husband Bryan, and Crystal Childers, all of Wewoka; five grandchildren: Anthony Childers, Haley Nunn, Hannah McCoy, Laney Nunn, and Matthew McCoy; one sister, Linda Chandler and husband Ron, of Atwood, and one brother, Jerry Childers of Seminole; several nieces and nephews, various other relatives, and many friends.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 11:00 a.m. at Gleaners Holiness Church in Wewoka, with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating.

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

 

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W. F. Coble

W. F. "Butch" Coble, 78, long time Seminole resident, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Norman Veterans Center, Norman, Oklahoma.

Butch was born on October 24, 1931, to Omar F. and Hazel I. (Berryman) Coble, in McAlester, Oklahoma. He married Roberta (Dickerson) Coble on April 6, 1956, in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Butch owned and operated Butch’s Packing House from 1967-1981, in Seminole. He attended the Assembly of God Church, in Seminole. He loved horses, mules, wagons and listening to Tradio on local radio station KSLE. He loved telling stories, talking to people and farming. Butch was also a horse shoer (Farrier) for most of his life. Butch served his country as a Gunners Mate, in the U.S. Navy, during the Korean War.

Butch leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife, Roberta, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie Robertson and husband Mark and Lea Ann Presley and husband Doug, all of Seminole, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Cord Presley, Marcy Robertson, Cory Walker, Josh Presley and his wife Heather; one great-grandchild, Kason Presley, and one great-grandchild on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Hazel Coble; one aunt, Lorene Hannah; and two grandchildren, Ted and Tuff Presley.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, March 19, 2010, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole, Oklahoma. Rev. Doyle O. Long will officiate. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be: Bob Hobson, Rodney Sutterfield, Josh Presley, Cord Presley, Johnny Starns, and Cory Walker.

Honorary Bearers will be: Curtis Chandler, Tommy Mills, Larry Hicks, and Bobby Azlin, Bill McIntyre.

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

 

 

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Freddie Cochran Sr.

Services for Rev. Freddie Dewise Cochran, Sr., 92, Stonewall, are 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 at Trinity: Baptist Church, Elder B. K. Hardwick will officiate.

Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends and friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Rev. Cochran died Thursday, December 16, 2010 at his home.

Cochran was born November 11th 1919 to Susanna Patrick and Frank Cochran, in Stonewall. Both parents preceded him in death.

He was drafted into the United States Armed Forces during WWII, and was honorably discharged December 6th 1945.

He accepted Christ at an early age, and remained faithful until death.

Cochran worked as an auto mechanic for Rigsby’s Tire and Supply, Eskel Myers, Pete Parks and sold Watkins Products. He also was later retired from his self-employed lawn service.

He met and married Lola Bell Bruner, December 27th 1947. She preceded him in death.

To this union eleven children were born. Two children preceded him in death.

He later married Darlene Colbert, and Georgia Nero. Both preceded him in death. He married Linda Kay Garfield June 18th 2005 in Wewoka.

He served faithfully as a Deacon for a short time at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, under the Pasturages of Rev. J.A. Colbert.

He was called to the Ministry and preached his first sermon the 3rd Sunday in August 1958.

He built two churches and pastored several: Scipio Baptist Church, New Lima, Bethlehem Baptist Church in Konawa, Salt Creek Baptist Church in Boggie, Angel Wing Baptist Church in Stonewall, 1st Baptist Church, Madill, Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Hartshorne, and Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Stonewall.

Cochran served as the moderator of the Eastern Union District Association; he also served as the 3rd vice of the General Missionary Convention.

He was a 32nd Mason in the Consistory Wynnewood, Oklahoma. He was a member of the American Legion Post 72.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Cochran, of the home; sister, Brazillia Johnson of Stonewall; six daughters, Susie Moore, Okla. City, Vernita (Adolfo) Gutierrez, Stonewall, Alice Cochran, Stonewall, Lera (Rev. Gerald) Williams, Beggs, Ruth Williams, Bottoms, TX, Linda (Richard) Scott, Ada; five Sons, Rev. Andrew Cochran, Baytown, TX, Rev. Famous Cochran, Konawa, Rev. Clive Cochran Sr., Lima, Rev. Ronnie Cochran, Ada, and Freddie Cochran Jr. ,Ada; two step-daughters, Tammy Osborne, Tecumseh, and Gayla Watts, Shawnee; five step-sons, Jeff James, Norman, Ray James and Dale James, both of Wewoka, Steven James, Norman, and John James, Shawnee; 44 grandchildren; 69 great-grandchildren; 21 step-grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; host of Nieces, Nephews, cousins and friends; and a special Sister-in-law, Thelma Bruner.

Two daughters, Ada Bell Cochran and Lazenie Mae Cochran, seven sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.

Bearers will be Lorenzo Edwards, Freddie Davis, Jeff Hamilton, Will Hamilton, Frank Wright, Jr., and Timothy Johnson. His nephews are honorary bearers.

Flower bearers are the minister’s wives. Honorary flower bearers will be his nieces.

Cora Coker

Cora Lee Coker died Monday, June 14, 2010 in Oklahoma City, at the age of 66 years.

She was the daughter of George W. McCombs & Cora Belle (Harjo) McCombs, born on May 29, 1944 in Holdenville. 

She was brought up and attended schools in Holdenville and Shawnee, and also attended Seminole Junior College at Seminole. 

Wewoka has been her home for the past 35 years. 

Coker worked as a Stenographer for the Seminole County Department of Human Services, retiring after twenty-eight years. 

She was baptized by Rev. Jimmy McCosar on April 7, 1958, at the First Indian Baptist Church in Shawnee. 

She was a member of Middlecreek Baptist Church #2. 

Her favorite things were sewing, doing beadwork and collecting antiques. 

 She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Cora Bell McCombs; one son, Barry Gene Coker; one brother, Eugene Raymond McCombs.

 She is survived by five children: Sherri Gray, of  Salsbury, North Carolina, Terry Coker of Wagoner, Jeri Boyd of Seminole, Edmond Coker, Jr. of Wewoka, and Mollosey Hughes of Barnsdall;  17 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren;  one sister, Betty Mae Woolsey of Cromwell, and one brother, George McCombs III of Jackson, Mississippi.  

 A wake service will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, at Lillye Chapel, Fisher Funeral Home in Holdenville. 

Funeral services will be held at Lillye Chapel on Friday, June 18, 2 p.m.  Rev. Frank Moppin is the officiating minister. 

Pallbearers are Edmond Coker, Jr., Terry Coker, Jericho Coker, Jesse Long, Charlie Harjo, Jr., Eugene McCombs, Dino McCombs and Fred Billye. 

Coker will be laid to rest in the Goate Family Cemetery east of Wewoka.

 Services are under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville. 

 

David Cole

Seminole resident David Lee Cole, age 63, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, in Oklahoma City. He was born Oct. 7, 1946, in Shawnee, to David Andrew Cole and Naomi Faye (Griffin) Cole.

He graduated from New Lima High School and worked as a truck driver for many years.

He is survived by his daughters, Teresa Cherry, of Seminole, and Melissa Cole, of Midwest City; and half brother, Mark Cole, of Tecumseh.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service.

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

 

 

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Kathryn Collings

Kathryn Collings, 89, longtime Seminole resident died Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole, Oklahoma. Kathryn was born December 23, 1920 in Scipio, Oklahoma to Gliny Griffin and Daisy Mae (Herrin) Barnett.

Kathryn grew up in Scipio area and moved to Seminole from Ada, Oklahoma in 1934. She attended Seminole Public Schools and graduated from Seminole High School in 1938. She loved playing softball and in 1938 played on " The Bonebreakers" softball team in Seminole where she was the pitcher.

Kathryn was a member of the Church of Christ in Seminole and spent most of her married life as a homemaker and housewife. She loved sewing, raising her six children and raising a big garden, Her loving children and grandchildren will miss her love for them and her quick wit.

She married Doug Collings Sr. on August 20, 1939 in Seminole, Oklahoma and he preceded her in death in 1994.

Three daughters; Judith Ann Pulliam and her husband Larry of Midwest City, Phyllis Collings and Joyce Kay Crabb both of Seminole, and two sons; Doug Collings, Jr. and his wife Elaine of Montgomery, Texas and Kenny Collings and his wife Martha of Ardmore, survive Mrs. Collings. Thirteen grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren also survive her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Doug Collings (1994) a daughter Jacqueline Sue "Jackie" Smith (2007), three brothers Paul, Dick and Pete Barnett and two sisters Tollie Zitterkopf and Christine Wheat.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at the Church of Christ on Hwy 99 north in Seminole with Chris Stinnett officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Grandsons; Jon Collings, Jeff Crabb, Bobby Boyer, Cleve Collings, Dillon Smith and Zac Dennis.

Honorary bearers will be Christian Cormack, Jeremy Dennis and Marcus Freeman.

The family request memorial donations be made to the Church of Christ Young Men’s Mission Trip Fund % Church of Christ, P.O. Box 1723 Seminole, Oklahoma, 74818-1723.

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

 

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Ralph Collins

Ralph "Hoot" Collins, 74, of Wolf was born on February 2, 1936 and died December 11, 2010.

Hoot worked in the oilfield for many years.

He is survived by 2 brothers, Jerry Eugene Collins of Shawnee, and Wayne Collins of Fanning, Springs, Fl.; 2 sisters, Frankie Marie Bird of Maud, and Juanita Howell of Shawnee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Franklin Collins and Ethel Marie Payne; and 2 brothers, Ray Scott and John Bell Collins.

Graveside services will be held 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at Konawa Cemetery, Konawa.

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

 

Jerry Collinsworth

Jerry Collinsworth, age 88 and a former resident of the Sasakwa and Konawa, Oklahoma area, passed away on Monday, December 27, 2010 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Jerry was born on June 6, 1922, in Konawa to Annie (Zwicker) and Garry Collinsworth. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and he married Johnnie Tollett in Konawa on December 16, 1944. He owned and ran Collinsworth Grocery Store, and he enjoyed horses.

Jerry leaves behind to cherish his memory, one brother, J.E. Collinsworth of Wichita, Kansas; four daughters and sons-in-law, Sharlene Phillips and husband, Bobby of Seminole, Oklahoma, Linda Payne and husband, Kenneth of Konawa, Phyllis "Jean" Phillips and husband, Terry of Sasakwa, and Carlotta Travels and husband, Rocky of Sasakwa; one son, Bradford Collinsworth and daughter-in-law Brenda of Seminole; and daughter-in-law, Shirley Collinsworth of Sasakwa; Grandchildren, Randy Collinsworth, Lyndsey Phillips, Leslie Phillips-Williams and husband, Dean, Jerrod Collinsworth and wife, Mary, Zachary Collinsworth, Sonny Collinsworth, Mark Payne and wife, Jennifer, Mitchell Payne and wife, Kathy, Monty Payne, Jeremy Phillips and wife, Kristy, Joshua Phillips, Gary Elliott and wife, Sandy, and Jerome Collinsworth; also, 26 great-grandchildren and a host of other friends and family.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie Collinsworth on January 14, 2000; his parents, Garry and Annie Collinsworth; two children, Shirley Evon Collinsworth and Jerry "Leon" Collinsworth; and three brothers, Kenneth, Joe, and Burl Collinsworth.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Rev. Ed George will officiate. Pallbearers are Jerrod and Zach Collinsworth, Mark, Mitchell and Monty Payne, Jeremy and Josh Phillips, and Gary Elliott. Honorary pallbearers include Lyndsey Phillips, Leslie Williams, Sonny, Jerome and Randy Collinsworth.

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

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

 

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Kenneth Colvin

Life long Seminole resident, Kenneth "Sarge" Colvin passed away Monday, January 25, 2010, at the Veteran’s Hospital, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Kenneth was born September 30, 1942 to parents Kenneth Eugene and Maudie Marie (Snyder) Colvin. He had been a resident of Seminole County for 67 years.

Kenneth was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church, of Seminole, and served in the United States Army earning the rank of sergeant.

He married Mary (Works) Colvin, December 24, 1962, at Ideal Street Baptist Church, in Seminole.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Mary; and their three sons and spouses, David and wife Cathy, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, John and wife Tracy, of Earlsboro, Oklahoma, and Tim and his wife Jennifer, of Seminole, Oklahoma. He is also survived by his sister, Shirley Roberts; grandchildren, Heather Colvin, Brittany Johnson, Caleb Colvin, Gerald Colvin, Carson Colvin; and step grandchildren, Chris McBay, Catie McBay, Jesse Sprugin, Dalton Sprugin. Also surviving Kenneth are five great grandchildren, Hailey Colvin, Mayden Johnson, Bryce Campbell, Kenneth Ross and Konner Ross.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, great grandparents, sister, Patsy Marshall and grandson Kenneth Colvin.

Funeral services will be held for Kenneth, Friday, January 29, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole, Oklahoma, with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Interment will be at Little Cemetery.

Serving as casket bearers: Gilbert Ross, Mark Austin, Dewaye Cherry, Dewayen Lozer, Chris McBay and Eric Hilton.

Funeral Service under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole, Oklahoma

 

 

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Jessie Conger

Jessie Floyd Conger, 77, life long Seminole resident died on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He was born October 19, 1932 in Wewoka, Oklahoma to parents Jess Conger and Dora June (Kersey) Conger.

Jessie had worked in the oilfield most of his life for several oil companies where he was a tool-pusher and retired in 2008 from Saber Industries. He was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving family members include two sons Dean Lay of Seminole, and Scottie Conger of Ada, two daughters and sons-in-law, Lori Osborne of Shawnee, and Amy Dye of Wewoka, one sister and Lena Sawyer of Wewoka, 16 grandchildren and a host of other family and dear friends.

Jessie is preceded in death by his first wife Juanita Conger on May 4, 1985 and by his second wife, Alice Conger on February 10, 2007; two sons, Delbert Lay and Jamie Conger; one daughter, Yvonne Woods; two brothers Jack Conger and Thurman Conger.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Oklahoma. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service.

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

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

 

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Avery Conway

Avery Etta (Taylor) Conway, 65 year-old, lifelong Seminole resident passed from this life Monday, June 7, 2010 at her home in Seminole. She was born April 21, 1945 in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Avery graduated from Seminole High School and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. She married Alonzo Conway in Seminole, Oklahoma.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Alonzo Conway of the home; three sons, Ken Berry of Oklahoma City, James Berry and Leslie Berry both of Seminole, two daughters, Mable Berry of Oklahoma City, and Elisha Berry of Wewoka, three brothers, Lawrence Carter and Charles Carter both of Oklahoma City, and Ray Anthony Bruner of Arlington, Texas; two sisters, Frances Thompson of Richmond, Virginia and Shirley DeLoach of St. Petersburg, Florida; eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a host of other family and dear friends.

Avery was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Galilee Baptist Church located at 308 W. Russell Street in Seminole, Oklahoma. Rev. Larry Payne will officiate the service.

Interment will follow at Turkey Creek Cemetery located two miles west of Little, Oklahoma.

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

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

Ramona Cordell

Ramona Lee (Byford) Cordell, 70 year-old, Seminole resident died Sunday, December 19, 2010 at Seminole Care and Rehabilitation Center. 

She was born June 21, 1940 in Seminole to parents John D. Byford and Charline (Blankenship) Crawford. 

She was then raised by her mother and step-father Truitt Crawford.

She married Billy Joe Cordell on August 3, 1957 in Seminole. She worked as the assistant manager for the Days Inn Motel in Shawnee until her retirement in 2001.

Survivors include three sons, Rick Cordell of Seminole, Robbie Cordell of Holdenville, and Billy J. Cordell, Jr. of Seminole; one brother, Jerry Crawford of Forney, Texas; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Cordell is preceded in death by her father, John D. Byford; her mother, Charlene Crawford; her step-father, Truitt Crawford; by her husband, Billy Joe Cordell on April 11, 2001; one daughter, Atonia Kaye Lovett; and by grandson Brad Lovett.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel located at 1001 North Milt Phillips Ave. in Seminole, Oklahoma.  Freeman Whitlock will officiate the service.

Honorary bearers will be: Gary Don Cordell, Melvin Creig, Bobby Barnes, Billy Barnes, Jody Willson and Craig Willson.

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

 

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David Cottrell, Sr.

David Lynn Cottrell, Sr., age 52, died at Holdenville General Hospital on Tuesday Feb. 23, 2010.

He was born March 6, 1957, to Oren Deward Cottrell and Pauline (Gill) Cottrell, in Holdenville. The family lived for a short time in Allen, before moving to California, where he was brought up. From his childhood, the family lived and worked on the extensive property of Tracey Ranch, in Kern County. He attended Wasco High School. He married Melba Craig.

He returned to Holdenville in 2001 and worked for several years in the oilfields on a casing crew, working as both stabber and operator. He married Sharla Coleman, in 2007, in Las Vegas, Nev. He was a member of the Church of Refuge, in Holdenville.

He is survived by his wife, Sharla, of the home; sons, David Cottrell, Jr., of Holdenville and Danny Cottrell, of Wewoka; six grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at the Church of Refuge, in Holdenville, and interment at Glory Cemetery, south of Holdenville. Rev. James Williams and Rev. Dan Johnson were the officiating ministers.

Pallbearers were: David Cottrell, Jr., Danny Cottrell, Jared Hull, Acie Harrison, Donald Cottrell and Dale Cottrell.

Honorary pallbearers were: Lysander Hamilton, Michael Hamilton, Shane Lemmons, Jim Coleman, Bob Coleman, Michael Rutledge, Allen Craig, Todd Holliman, Tristan Houston and Chandler Chavez.

Services were under direction of Fisher Funeral Home, of Holdenville.

Billy Cowell

Billy Wayne Cowell, of Seminole, died on April 22, 2010 at the Inegris Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 64.

Cowell was born on Jan. 14, 1946 in Hobbs, N. Mex. to Rayburn and Ary Lizzie (Rauburn) Cowell. He grew up in the McAlester area and married Beneva Ann Gregg on July 9, 1965 in McAlester. Billy worked as a truck driver so they lived in different places and had lived in McAlester for many years before moving to Seminole about 10 years ago. Billy had served in the U. S. Army in 1963 and then the Army Reserves.

The survivors are a daughter Melissa Ann Kirkland and a son-in-law of Wewoka; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren of Seminole.

Cowell was proceeded in death by his parents, wife, brother, and sister.

Graveside services will be held at Lone Grove Cemetery on Monday, April 26, 2010 at 2 p.m.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of McAlester.

Mary Crain-Lindsey

Mary Ann Crain–Lindsey, 56 year-old, life long Seminole and Pottawatomie County resident died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at Unity North Hospital, in Shawnee. She was born Oct. 13, 1953, in Claremore, to parents Willie Lindsey and Lizzie (Coody) Lindsey.

She graduated from Jones Academy, in Hartshorne. She was a tribal member of the Seminole Nation. She later worked for Wrangler Jean Manufacturer, in Seminole, for over 25 years.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Crain, of Maud; daughter, Cathy Tiger, of Konawa; brothers, Eugene Lindsey, Walter Gene Lindsey, Alex Lindsey, Thomas Lindsey, and Bobby Jack Spencer, all of Seminole, and Jimmy Lindsey, of Oklahoma City; sister, Augustine Lindsey, of Shawnee; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Russell Crain; brother, Charles Lindsey; and sister, Bertha Deere.

A wake service is scheduled for 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole. Rev. Houston Tiger will officiate. Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery, in Maud.

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

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

 

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Bethanie Crawford

Bethanie Arlene Crawford, age 26, of Wewoka went to be with her Lord on Friday, July 23, 2010 following a life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis. She was born on March 19, 1984 in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

She is survived by her son Tyler Crawford of the home, her parents, Don and Donna Abercrombie Kimrey of the home, her brother Nathan Abercrombie of Wewoka and her grandparents Gurdon and Janice Johnson of Wewoka. Also survived by aunts and uncles Dewayne & Karen Johnson, Saundra & Tom Morris, Mary & Ray Sanderson all of Wewoka. Cousins Jason and Amber Morris, Scott and Sheena Johnson, Stefanie and Danny Renfro, Ethan Davis Sanderson and Rachel Sanderson. Her caregiver, Frances Parker who was by her side for 18 years, her boyfriend Antonio Flores and half sister Lorrie Tucker of Dover, Oklahoma. Her father Jerry Abercrombie of Holdenville and a multitude of aunts, uncles and cousins on her father’s side.

Bethanie also leaves to cherish her memory a host of doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, volunteers and other medical professionals from across Oklahoma who loved her as much as she loved them.

Bethanie was preceded in death by her loving grandmother Ruby Johnson.

Memorial service is scheduled for Monday, July 26, 2010 at New Life Church in Wewoka, Oklahoma at 4:00PM with Rev. Martin Gustin of Bethel Pentecostal Holiness church of Wewoka and Rev. J.D. Moulden of Collins Community Church of Oklahoma City officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood cemetery in Wewoka.

Pall bearers will be her cousins: Jason Morris, Scott Johnson, Ethan Davis Sanderson, Danny Refro, Kevin Merriman and Shawn Conley.

 

Ronnie Crawford

Former longtime Seminole resident Ronnie G. Crawford passed away on January 1, 2010, in Augusta, Kansas, at the age of 68.

He was born on March 3, 1941, in Seminole, Oklahoma, to Frank Wade Crawford and Frankie Irene (Nall) Crawford.

He was a 1959 Graduate of Seminole High School; he attended Seminole State College and graduated from OSU in 1963. He married Roxana (Conley) Crawford on November 25, 1961 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.

Ronnie had several jobs starting with Ernst and Ernst CPA on the audit staff in Oklahoma City from 1963-1966, Rockwell International in Pittsburgh, Pa., El Segundo, California, he was the finical manager in accounting policies and systems, Electronic Operations in Anaheim, California, Vice President of finance and treasurer at Sumlock Anita LTD., Uxbridge Middlesex, England, director of finance and operations for 3 years, Power Tool Division in Pittsburgh, Penn., where he was a controller for 2 years and Vice President and General Manager of Industrial Tool Division Pittsburgh, Pa. for two years, and Vice President of finance and administration for Switching Systems Division, Downers Grove, Ill., for 2 ½ years and Lycoming Turbing Engine Division where he was the chief financial officer in Stratford, Conn., for 11 years and the chief financial officer for Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas for 3 years.

He was also an Independent consultant for Textron, Inc. and the chief financial officer for Tru Circle Corp for two years in Wichita before retiring he was the chairman of the board.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Roxana Crawford, of the home; four daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberlea "Kim" and Danny Saldana, of Tawanda, Kansas, Kerie Lynn Crawford, of Omaha, Nebraska, Kristie Ann and Clinton Pivarnik, of Wichita, Kansas, Kellie Jean Crawford and Daniel Kesch, of Basel, Switzerland; one brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Jo Crawford, of Grand Prairie, Texas; one brother-in-law, James Arthur and Beth Conley, of Sand Springs. Arkansas; one sister-in-law, Jerry and Johnny Checotah, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Wanda Schreiner, of Norman, Oklahoma, Ramona and Terry Kring, of Norman, Oklahoma, Joyce Castor, of Tomball, Texas, Gail and Steve Bonebreak, of Hot Springs, Arkansas; and five grandchildren Corey James Crawford, Jessica Lillian Pivarnik, Curtis Wade Pivarnik, Taite Daniel Saldana and Colby Matthew Pivarnik.

He is preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Harold, George Robert "G.R.", James Wade, Donnie Ray and Ronnie's twin brother Johnnie Crawford; and one sister, Leona Scott.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, January 7, 2010, at the First Baptist Church, in Seminole, with Dr. Tommy Clark officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, Little, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be: Terry Schriener, Carl Schriener III, Kenneth Crawford, Cory J. Crawford, Kyle Kring and Clint Pavarnik.

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

Ruby Crews

Funeral services for Seminole area resident Ruby Ruth (Bryant) Crews are set for 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 12, at Immanuel Fellowship Church in Seminole, Okla., with services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening, August 10, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

The Rev. Tim Moore of Sulphur, Okla., longtime family friend, will officiate the funeral service. He will be assisted by Jon Randall Crews of Oklahoma City.

Ruby was born east of Seminole on August 26, 1916, to Bryce R. and Martha (Michael) Bryant. She passed from this life at her home on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at the age of 93 years, 11 months, and 12 days.

She grew up in the Prairie Valley area of Seminole County and married Theodore Isaac "Ted" Crews June 22, 1935, at the age of 19. The couple had ten children. Ruby’s husband of 57 years preceded her in death in 1992.

A longtime member of the Assemblies of God, in recent years Ruby attended the Bowlegs United Methodist Church. She gave her life to God, to the work of her church, to her family, and to everyone her children brought home with them through the years. She loved cooking, gardening, reading, and sewing. For several years, she made quilts for El Salvador missions.

She was a homemaker who also worked in school cafeterias and in area restaurants and ran a rural Seminole Producer route with her husband Ted before his death.

In addition to her husband, Ruby was preceded in death by her parents and seven brothers and two sisters; a granddaughter, Paula June Troglin in 1964; her oldest daughter, Helen June (Crews) Pierce in 1987; three sons in law, Patrick Urban in 1988, DeWitt Rawlings in 1997, and Paul Troglin in 2008.

One sister survives her, Edith (Bryant) Knight of DeQueen, Ark. She is also survived by seven daughters and three sons in law: Patricia Troglin, Wetumka, Okla.; Karen and Gary Crump, Mission, Texas; Norma Christian, Donna Urban, and Sherry and Bill Fry, all of Seminole, Okla.; Janice Rawlings, Edmond, Okla., and Reba and David Rippetoe of Bowlegs, Okla. Two sons and one daughter in law also survive her: Fredore D. and Linda Crews, Norwalk, Calif.; and Theodore R. Crews of Huntsville, Texas. Other survivors include Elmo and Zelma Pierce, Edmond, Okla.

In addition, 15 grandchildren survive her: Beth Pierce, Edmond, Okla.; Evan Pierce, Niagara Falls, New York; Debra (Troglin) Pullen, Wetumka, Okla.; Delana (Troglin) Carter, Stevensville, Mont.; Micah Crump, Mission, Texas; Wil Fry, Killeen, Texas; and Heather (Fry) Beauford and Zane Fry of Seminole; Shari (Fry) Morrow, Lakenheath, England; Christopher Crews, Bellflower, Calif.; Jason Crews, Angleton, Texas; Kevin Crews, Prairie Home, Mo.; Kambri (Crews) Finnegan, New York City; Holly (Urban) Palermo, Edmond, Okla.; and Jessica (Urban) Riekert, Stratford, Conn.

Also surviving her are 24 great-grandchildren, 11great-great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends who have loved her through the years.

Casket bearers are Kevin Crews, Jason Crews, Wil Fry, Zane Fry, Don Carter, and Mitchel Bien.

 

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Gerald Crisp

Konawa resident Gerald Wayne "Jerry" Crisp, age 80, died Sunday, March 21, 2010, at a Sulphur Veterans Center. He was born Oct. 27, 1929, in Vanoss, to Jewel Edward "Jay" Crisp and Eleanor Pauline Ingram Crisp. He attended Vanoss and Byars School.

He married Alice Wallgren on March 3, 1952, in Oklahoma City. He retired as a Master Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force serving from 1948 until May 1969, during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. During his time in the Air Force he was stationed in Japan, Korea, Tennessee, Ardmore, Oklahoma, Washington, D.C., Michigan, Colorado, Greenland, Okinawa, Vietnam and retired at Tinker AFB. He spent the last half of his career attached to the Air Force’s Office of Special Investigation.

After he retired from the military, he was employed with the Commercial Credit Corp., in Oklahoma City, and Ardmore, later, he was the Vice-President and Branch Manager for Citizens National Bank, in Ardmore. From 1989 until retiring in 1994, he served as the Vice President at BancFirst, in Konawa. Mr. Crisp was affiliated with the Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, of the home; son, David Crisp, of Ada; daughter, Alicia Smith, of Ada; four grandsons; a great granddaughter; sister, Betty Fanto, of Pittsburg, Pa.; and brothers, Donald Crisp, of Gaar Corner and Floyd Davis Crisp, of Stratford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Houston Unsell; and stepbrothers, Louis Unsell and Dewey Unsell.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Bob Langston will officiate. Burial will follow at Swan Hill Cemetery. The Tinker Honor Guard will conduct military honors at the cemetery.

Pallbearers Bearers will be: Conner Smith, Matt Smith, John Smith, Jeffrey Crisp, Mike Pippenger and John Paul Townsend.

Honorary Pallbearer will be Bill Vann.

Memorials may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, pva.org or 801 18th St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20006-3517.

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

Mary Criswell

Wewoka resident Mary Lois Criswell entered into rest Wednesday April 20th, 2010 in Tyler Texas, at the age of 99.

Mary Lois was born January 15th, 1911 in Hartford Arkansas to Jim and Luella Patterson.

She moved to Wewoka in 1918 and attended and graduated Wewoka High School.

She attended Ward Belmont College in Nashville Tenn., and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Oklahoma and later attended Graduate School at the University of Colorado.

Mary Lois married her husband Jack Criswell in 1935 and they owned and operated Criswell Insurance agency in Wewoka. Jack proceeds her in death along with her parents, two brothers and a son.

Mary Lois joined the Wewoka Methodist Church in 1923 and taught Sunday School Classes and Vacation Bible School and served as Church Librarian.

She was a School Teacher at Wewoka Public Schools for 25 years, a member of The American Association of University Women, United Methodist Women, Wewoka Sewing Club, Wewoka Bible Study Club, and Jonquil Flower Club.

Mary Lois is survived by her son Tom and wife Mary Criswell of Tyler, Texas, daughter, Pamela Schmitz of Mustang, son Michael Criswell of Holdenville, grandchildren Troy Criswell and Brandon Criswell of Tyler, Texas, Valerie Jones of Pasadona Texas, and Robby Criswell of Talihina Oklahoma and several great grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

Graveside services will be Saturday 10 a.m. Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka with Amanda B.P. Lockwood officiating.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Sheri Criswell

Sheri Sue Criswell (Veitenheimer) passed from this life on Sunday, April 18, 2010, having survived breast cancer since 1983.

Sheri was born January 25, 1950 in Konawa, Oklahoma to Peter P. Veitenheimer, Jr. and Aly’ce Veitenheimer (Green). 

Sheri attended Strother High School and graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center Dental Hygiene School. 

She was a Registered Dental Hygienist and a member of the American Dental Association.  She excelled in her profession for 25 years. 

The first 9 years she worked for Dr. Jack Randolph and in Seminole before moving to Dr. Robert Gerety’s office in Henryetta, Oklahoma.  She also worked in Tulsa and Wisconsin.

Sheri always had a smile and friendly hug to all.  She gave freely of her time and resources to those in need.  Sheri enjoyed traveling, shopping, and making people laugh.  She remembered everyone’s birthday and made an effort to wish them a happy one.

She was preceded in death by her biological father, Peter P. Veitenheimer, Jr., her "Dad" Mr. J. Wendell Scott, grandparents, Mr. Peter P. Veitenheimer, Sr. and Grace Veitenheimer (Bruno), and Mr. William H. Green and Mary A. Green (Bauschka).

Sheri is survived by her daughter, Khara Elisabeth Suzanne Criswell and son-in-law, Gabriel G. Schuetzner, Shawnee, her mother Mrs. J. Wendell Scott, brother, Gary Veitenheimer and sister-in-law Penny Veitenheimer of Seminole, and sister Laura Scott Kincade and brother-in-law Kevin Kincade, nieces, Kendell Erin Kincade and Khanaa Scott Kincade of Seminole, Billi Wright, Bobbie Vincent and nephews, Glendon Gouker and Kyle Gouker, aunt Annette Miller of Sasakwa, and many dear cousins and friends. 

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Viewing will begin on Wednesday, April 21, 2010.  The family will receive friends and family on Thursday evening from 6-8 pm at the Swearingen Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center Dental Hygiene, 835 Northeast 14th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104

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

Floye Crittenden

Grave side services for Wewoka resident Floye W. Crittenden, age 93 are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Saturday, July 3, 2010 at Oakwood Cemetery with Pastor Tommy Azlin officiating. Floye passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Holdenville General Hospital.

Born April 8, 1917 in Yeager, Oklahoma to Frank and Birchie ( Grissom) Crittenden. He was a graduate of Spaulding High School and attended Business School in Holdenville, Oklahoma.

Floye owned and operated Crittenden Insurance Agency for a number of years, sold and serviced recreation vehicles and motor homes. As a child he was baptised in a Yeager Oklahoma farm pond. He loved to travel, play golf, and go fishing and camping.

Floye loved people and being involved in his community, being a member of the Lions Club and Kiwanis Club on October 23, 1939 he married Geneva Dodd in Shawnee, OK.

Preceding him in death are his parents, sister, Opal Middleton, brothers, J.W. Crittenden, Lessell Crittenden, and Doyle Crittenden.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years Geneva Crittenden of the home.

Three sons: Corky and wife Marlene Crittenden of Wewoka, Mickey and wife Linda Crittenden of Edmond, Darrell Crittenden of Prescott, AZ. Grandchildren: Cari Crittenden, Cathy Byers, and Dana Cook. Great-Grandchildren: Ricky Crittenden, Shay Crittenden, Jordan Cook, Austin Cook, Kaela Byers, and Kaden Byers. A host of other relatives and friends.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Jordan Cook, Austin Cook, Greg Cook, Brent Byers, Pete Dinsmore, Randy Brown, and Barry Wood.

The Crittenden Family would like to express gratitude for the wonderful care given by the Nursing Staff at the Holdenville General Hospital and the Heritage Village Nursing Center.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guest book www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

 

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Gaylord Crook

Former Seminole resident Gaylord Bryan Crook, age 78, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at Saint Edwards Hospital, in Fort Smith, Ark.

He was born Oct. 24, 1931, in Des Moines, Iowa to Bryan Jennings and Hazel Neil (Beebee) Crook.

He was a Heating and Air Engineer and worked for 24 ½ years as a government maintenance supervisor for Polk County, in Des Moines, Iowa.

He married Elizabeth (McLaughlin) Crook on Aug. 22, 1992, at First Baptist Church, of Knoxville, Iowa.

He is survived by his sons, Mark S. Crook, of Des Moines, Iowa and William Lingle, of Hartford, Iowa; daughters, Martha R. Mutchler, of Des Moines, Iowa, Penny S. Penman, of Grainger, Iowa, Pamela A. Convery, of Des Moines, Iowa, Patty R. Blackburn, of Bon Durant, Iowa, Donna L. Edwards, of Des Moines, Iowa; step-daughters, Denise D. Gillespie, of Florida, Kimberly A. Watson, of Des Moines, Iowa, and Deborah T. Roberts, of Las Vegas, Nev.; 25 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating, assisted by Chuck Crook. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery, Seminole County.

Surviving as Casket Bearers: Nicki Briggs, Vicki Johnson, Lewis Miller, Kelly Penman, Bryan Mutchler, Josh Crook, Rayne Roberts and Melissa Penman.

 

 

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David Cross

David Leon Cross was born on December 23, 1952 in San Jose, California to Leon and Bernice Cross.

He returned to Bowlegs with his Mom and Dad when he was 6 weeks old. He spent the rest of his life in the area of Seminole and Shawnee.

He started school at Bowlegs and graduated there and went on to Vo-Tech.

He was a self-employed carpenter and was very devoted to his work. He worked a lot of years in the oil field early on in life.

He loved archery and always placed first at the CPN Pow Wow every year. He loved working on guns and did work for others on their guns and archery equipment. He tried to help anyone who needed his help. He was a loving and caring son and loving brother to his sisters. He enjoyed spending weekends with his sister Dawn and her family. He loved his niece and nephews. He came to live with his parents to help in 2007.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jade Cross, grandparents, Lewis and Maggie Cross, Bill and Dora Sullinger and a host of loving friends and family.

He is survived by his parents Leon and Bernice Cross, one son and daughter-in-law: Jason and Jenny Cross, sister and brother-in-law: Dawn and Dale Smith of Seminole, Sharon Tate of Shawnee, a special niece, Devon Smith and two nephews Douglas and David Smith of Seminole. He is also survived by one grandson, Dylan Cross of Seminole.

David passed away on January 10, 2010 in Bowlegs, Oklahoma at the age of 57. Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at the First Assembly of God Church in Bowlegs with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 1001 North Milt Phillips Avenue, Seminole.

Pallbearers will be: Gary Mainord, Steve Clayborn, Gayland Lindemann, Bobby Northcott, Steve Robertson, Jeff Cavett, Allen Harvey, and Stacey Northcott.

Honorary Bearers will be: Rick Hudson, Curtis Brumley, Ray Troglin, Woody West, Gene Houck, Nash Harjo, Charles Short, Bill Brown and Paul Brown.

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

 

 

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Faye Crum

Faye L. Crum, longtime Seminole elementary teacher, died January 25, 2010, at Seminole Care and Rehab Center. She was 106 years old.

She was born August 12, 1903, in Powell, Missouri, to Albert Lafayette Jones and Frances Levada (Frazier) Jones, the fourth daughter of five girls and two boys. Her family moved by train to a 160 acre farm in southwestern Lincoln County, Oklahoma, in 1905, when she was 2 years old.

Her first eight years of elementary school were at Woodlawn, a one-room country school located one mile from their farm. She graduated from Luther High School and attended Central State Teacher College at Edmond for two years. She received a two year State Teaching Certificate. She taught one year at a one-room Lincoln County country school called Black Jack. She had about 15 students in all grades. She then taught several years at West Captain, another one-room school near the family farm.

By attending college in the summer months, she was able to get her Life Teaching Certificate and her Bachelor of Science degree from Central State College.

Thereafter, she moved to Wellston, Oklahoma, where she taught fourth grade until she married Maurice H. Crum, in 1934. They moved to Seminole where he was employed by First National Bank. She substituted at Roosevelt School until the birth of their daughter, Janet Gayle, in 1940. After Janet was in second grade, she started teaching fourth grade again and taught it for many years.

She attended the University of Oklahoma at night, on Saturdays, and during the summer to earn her Master of Education degree. She spent 32 years as an educator, retiring in 1969.

She was a member of the Church of Christ, in Seminole. She was also a member of the Seminole County Retired Educators organization ever since she retired, and served as treasurer for several years.

In 2000 she was inducted as an Original Pioneer in the First Families of the Twin Territories, sponsored by the Oklahoma Genealogical Society. This organization was founded to recognize, honor, and perpetuate the memory of early Pioneer and Indian families who were residents of Oklahoma or Indian Territory on or before statehood.

She was also a member of Self Culture Club and Delta Kappa Gamma, a professional teachers organization that honored her with their Red Rose award. She was also a member of the American Association of University Women where she was a 50-year member.

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

She is survived by her daughter, Janet G. Seay, son-in-law, Frank H. Seay, of Seminole; granddaughters, Trudy Wheeler and husband Jim Wheeler, of Norman, Oklahoma, Laura Seay, of Norman, Oklahoma; great grandchildren, Kate, Ava, and Luke Wheeler. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews: Alzena Logan, Bob Denny, Bill Denny, Joe Jones, Jay Jones, Oral Ray Jones, Nancy Kuno and Candace Pigott.

A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at the Church of Christ, in Seminole, on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at 1 p.m., with Chris Stinnett officiating. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery will follow.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, at Swearingen Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions be made to the Church of Christ, in Seminole, 4200 Highway 99N, Seminole, Oklahoma 74868 or the charity of your choice.

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

 

 

 

 

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Lula Crump

Longtime Wewoka resident, Lula Mae Crump, age 83 years died on Thursday, June 24th, 2010 in Holdenville, Oklahoma.

Born February 1st, 1927 in Needmore, Arkansas to Elzy and Lora (Slagle) House.

She married Delbert Clark on June 14, 1946 in Konawa, OK. She later married E.J. Crump on October 11, 1957 in Wewoka, OK. She was a homemaker and an Ordained Minister of the Gospel. She was a longtime member of the Holdenville Harvest Time Tabernacle with over 50 years of attendance.

She is preceded in death by her parents Elzy and Lora House, husband E.J. Crump, daughter Judith Ann MeGee, six sisters Willie Catherine House, Emma Roseberry, Ada Crump, Gertie White, Nellie Stringfellow and Minnie Sherfield; four brothers David House, Johnnie House, Andrew House, and Elmer House.

She is survived by her three sons Claud Clark of Holdenville, James David Crump of OKC, and Edward Crump of Wewoka, two daughters Elaine Blackburn of Sasakwa, and Carolyn Gurley of Wewoka, ,eight grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.

Services will be Monday June 28, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Harvest Time Tabernacle of Holdenville, OK., with Rev. Jimmie Freeman officiating interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pall Bearers will be Kelly Blackburn, Chaney Clark, Chris Clark, Daniel Clark, Morgan Crump and Randy Patton.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Billy Gurley, Glenn Stringfellow, Mickey Conley, Jesse Blackburn and Butch Crump.

 

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Hazel Cummings

Hazel Lucille (Atterbery) Cummings, longtime resident of Owasso, died on Sunday, August 15, 2010 in Owasso, at the age of 96.

She was born on April 22, 1914 in Depew to James Otis and Zona Frances (Baugher) Green.

She was reared and educated in Oklahoma, and was a high school graduate of the Oklahoma School for the Blind in Muskogee, where she meet Oliver Atterbery.

On February 18, 1940, they married in Kirksville, Missouri.

They moved to Ponca City in 1946, where he practiced Osteopathy, until his death in 1963.

Cummings then was employed as a house mother in Texas and for a fraternity at Indiana State University.

In 1972, she married Elza Cummings in Seminole.

In 1991, she moved to the Baptist Village of Owasso, where she resided until her death.

She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Owasso, where she sang in the choir for many years and sang her last solo hymn at age 86.

Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting, making quilts and spending time with her family.

Cummings is survived by two daughters, Adele Martin, of Kissee Mills, Missouri, and Linda Cooper, of Oologah; 5 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dr. Oliver Attebery, second husband, Elza Cummings, brother, Ordell Green and her parents.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Rest Haven Cemetery in Ponca City, Oklahoma.

Arrangements and services are under the direction of Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.

 

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Toby Cummings

Toby Louis Cummings, age 78, died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at the Northern Nevada Hospital, in Sparks, Nev. He was born Aug. 21, 1931, to Rodger and Lillie (Davis) Cummings, in Sasakwa.

He was raised in Sasakwa, and after graduating high school attended Bacone Collage, in Muskogee. He served in the Army during the Korean War and received the Bronze Star. Upon returning home he relocated to Los Angeles, Calif., then moving to San Francisco.

He married Bertha McMasters, July 23, 1975, in San Francisco, Calif. They then moved to Nevada. He moved back to Konawa, from 1978 to 1985 for work, before settling back in Reno, Nev., where he lived until his death. Prior to his retiring in 2006, he worked as a health care provider.

He is survived by his wife, of Reno, Nev.; sons, Todd Cummings, of Konawa, Rodger Cummings, of Reno, Nev., Levi Cummings, of Oklahoma City; daughters, Toni Lee, of Clinton, Catherine Black Horse, of Issaquah, Wash., Tobi Brown, of Payola, Kan.; and 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Leo Cummings; and two sons, Toby Cummings Jr., and Wesley Cummings.

A traditional wake service is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, March 8, at the Spring Baptist Church under the direction of the Stanley Lee Funeral Home, of Clinton.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at the Spring Baptist Church (21/2 miles west of Sasakwa), in Sasakwa. Burial will follow in the Spring Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

 

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Frank Cumpton

Former Seminole resident Frank Murphy (Murph) Cumpton, age 53, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010.

A memorial service was held Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at 10:30 a.m., at the Fort Phantom Baptist Church, Abilene, Texas. Mr. Cumpton’s father in law Rev. Fred D. Stewart, of Seminole, officiated.

Mr. Cumpton was born March 27, 1956, in Seminole, to Billy Ray Cumpton and Janie Maree Harber Cumpton.

He attended school in Seminole. He married Vickie Lynn Stewart Dec. 10, 1976, in Arkansas City, Kan. In 1979 he and his family moved to and lived in the Abilene area. He previously worked as the Safety/Health Coordinator for Schkade Mines. Frank loved his family, friends, and the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife Vickie, of Anson, son, Christopher Bleu Cumpton, of Anson, Texas; daughter, Elisha Marie Cumpton Allen and husband Trey, of Brownwood, Texas; son, Daniel Lee Cumpton and wife Mindy, of Abilene, Texas; grandchildren, Christopher Drew, Devin Lee, Austin Michael Lee, and Karlee Megan Cumpton; sister, Julie Marie Brown and husband Johnny, of Sapulpa; an uncle, several aunts and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

 

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Carolyn Dagenhart

Carolyn Joyce Dagenhart, 61 year-old, Maud area resident died on Friday, June 25, 2010 at her home near Maud. She was born May 17, 1949 to parents Charlie Malden and Ruth (Andrews) Malden, in Humble Lake, TX.

Carolyn married Robert Dale Dagenhart and he preceded her in death on May 27, 2003. The couple had owned and operated D&D Concrete Company for 40 years, retiring in 2006. Carolyn had lived in the Maud area for the past 12 years moving there from Bethel Acres, Oklahoma. She had also lived in Bogata, Texas prior to living in Oklahoma.

Survivors include two sons, John Dagenhart of Clarksville, Texas and Charlie Shawn Dagenhart of Maud, Oklahoma; three brothers, David Davidson of Bogata, Texas, Gary Davidson of Avery, Texas and Mark Davidson of Detroit, Texas; one sister, Jamie Goodman of Paris, Texas; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at Cummings Cemetery in Maud, Oklahoma with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

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

Leonard Daily

Leonard "Bill" Daily, 89, passed way September 30, 2010, in Seminole, Oklahoma. He was born September 20, 1921 to Chas and Blanche Daily in Hinton, Oklahoma.

Bill enjoyed farming, animals, noodling, and dancing. He was a mechanic and there was nothing he couldn’t fix.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Daily, of the home; three sons, Logan Daily, Jack and his wife Brenda Daily, and Steve Daily; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his son Michael Daily and brother, Leon Daily.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, October 4, 2010 at Resthaven Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, October 5, 2010 in the Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel with interment following in Resthaven Memory Gardens. To share condolences, please visit www.resthavenokc.com.

 

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Bessie Damron

Bessie Elanor (Bickerstaff) Damron, age 96, and a former resident of Konawa, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at Sienna Extended Care and Rehabilitation, in Midwest City.

She was born on Feb. 4, 1913, in Saltillo, Miss., to Lavonia (Bymun) and John L. Bickerstaff. She married William Kenard Damron on March 7, 1932, west of Konawa. She and her husband were the owners and operators of the Dairy King, in Konawa, and she was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Konawa. She was also a member of the Sunday School Class "Care Circle" at Meadowwood Baptist Church, in Midwest City.

She is survived her son, William Thomas Damron, of Midwest City; daughter, Norma Dean Damron, of Midwest City; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and 11 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, John Ray Damron; three brothers; and three sisters.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Konawa. Rev. Bob Rutherford, Pastor of Meadowwood Baptist Church, in Midwest City, will officiate. Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery.

Pallbearers are: Scott Damron, Justin Damron, John Kyle Damron, Dustin Fraizer, Richard Worley, and Jerry Worley.

 

 

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Wendell Darnell

Wendell Dale Darnell, 52 year-old, Maud resident passed from this life Monday, May 31, 2010 in Calvin, Oklahoma. He was born September 21, 1957 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma to parents Wanda Jo (Wallgren) and Chester Fayne Darnell.

Wendell worked as a heavy equipment operator currently employed by Steve O’Daniel.

Survivors include his mother; Wanda Jo (Wallgren) Darnell Campell Starr and her husband Steve Starr of Ada, Oklahoma; wife, Juree (Foster) Darnell of Calvin, Oklahoma; two sons, Isaac Franklin Darnell and Clinton Iven-Dale Darnell both of Calvin, Oklahoma; one daughter, Teresha Shavon Fowble of Chandler, Oklahoma; two brothers, Roy Hammons of Macomb, Oklahoma and Cody Campbell of California; one sister, Modene Campbell of Shawnee, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Jaxon Lee Dale Fowble and Alexis Leigh Fowble both of Chandler, Oklahoma.

Wendell was preceded in death by his father, Chester F. Darnell; one brother, Chester Darnell and by one sister, Lavern Campbell Decker.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 4, 2010 at Saint Louis First Baptist Church. Pastor Glenn Peck will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Romulus Cemetery near Macomb, Oklahoma.

Casket Bearers will be; Frankie Walker, Russell Woods, Krag "Opie" Daniels, Mark Crawford, Gregg Foster and Bob Rackley.

Honorary Bearers will be; Jeffery Snodgrass, Donnie Jordan, Frank Foster and Jim Snodgrass.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from noon until 7:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud.

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

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

Diane Darr

Longtime Seminole resident Diane Darr passed away on May 25, 2010 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Texas at the age of 49.

She was born in Seminole, Oklahoma on July 8, 1960 to Eldon and Rose (Clark) Shepherd.

Diane moved to Arlington, Texas as a young child and graduated from Sam Houston High School. She moved back to Seminole in 1979 and married Tommy D. Darr on November 21, 1981 in Seminole, Oklahoma. She attended Seminole State College Nursing Program and became a registered nurse in 1983. Diane was the Director of Nurses for Med-Corp Plus Home Health in Seminole. She loved being a nurse and took pride in taking care of her patients; she was very caring and compassionate. She loved her career but most importantly loved her family; she also loved gardening, her flowers, her llamas and her farm animals. She was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church in Earlsboro. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She leaves to cherish her memories her husband of 28 ½ years Tommy Darr of the home, her mother and father, Eldon and Rose Shepherd of Seminole, two sons: Jonathan Darr of Shawnee and Christopher Darr and wife Jill of Prague, four sisters and brother-in-laws: Barbara and Gary Phillips of Walnut Springs, Texas, Janet and Keith Grissom of Seminole, Tammy Shepherd of Shawnee, Oklahoma and Kelly Brauer of Rogers, Arkansas.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Hap and Lucille Clark and Stanley and Sylvia Shepherd and father-in-law: Richard Don Darr.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Saturday, May 29, 2010 at the Fairview Baptist Church in Earlsboro with Rev. Richard Stillwell officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, Little, Oklahoma.

Casket Bearers will be: Daniel Phillips, Jared Grissom, Clint Grissom, Keith McFerran, Dusty Darr and Travis Rider.

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

Billie Davis

Billie Fern (Frizzell) Davis, age 75 years of Wewoka passed away Wednesday, January 20,2010 in Holdenville.

Billie was born October 7, 1934 in Sasakwa to Ernest and Ruth Frizzell.

She married Wilman Davis on June 30, 1956 in Wewoka.

She retired from Big Yank in Wewoka after 22 years and then the next 15 years, she was devoted to caring for children in her home.

Preceding Billie in death are parents Ernest and Ruth Frizzell, sisters Mary Frizzell and Joe Cole.

Survivors include her husband Wilman of 53 years; two daughters, Donna Remis and Beverly Davis; grandchildren Terry Wayne Julian, Wil Julian of Wewoka, Dillon Julian of Holdenville, Holly Julian of Oklahoma City, and Tesa Remes of Mason; brothers; Jackie and wife Barbara Frizzell of Lindsey, Johnny and wife Mary Ann Frizzell of Morrison; sisters Linda Thomas of Oklahoma City, Betty and husband Bill Freeman of San Antonio, Texas, Jimmy Ruth Tomlin of Lindsey, Evelyn Kennedy of Lindsey, and Vi Baldwin of Riverside, Calif, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbears will be: Terry Julian, II, Wil Julian, Dillon Julian, Beau Sneed, Jake Evans, and Kyle Julian.

Honorary Bearers will be: Terry Julian, Bart Smith, Johnny Smith, Terry Davis, and Chris Davis.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Martin Gustin officiating and burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

 

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Emma Coley-Davis

Emma Lou Coley-Davis died on Sunday morning, June 27, 2010, at Holdenville General Hospital, Holdenville, Oklahoma. She was 85 years old.

Emma was the daughter of Comma & Susanna (Long) Lowe, born on July 25, 1924, north of Holdenville, where she was brought up and attended schools. She was a graduate of Yeager High School and attended East Central University, where she earned a BA in Psychology.

She was married for many years to Robert Paul Coley, who died in the 1980s. She later married William G. Davis, who also preceded her in death.

Emma worked as a private-duty nurse, and managed the Hodges Hotel in Wewoka. She loved arts and crafts, and ran an Arts & Crafts store in the Hodges Hotel while she was manager there.

Emma loved people, and loved being involved in her community. She was a member of the Grant Chapel Church, the Oklahoma Indian Methodist Conference and the Red Hat Society. She was also a member of the Vcolvke Emetvloketv Club in Wewoka, and served as Chairperson of the Older American Program (OAP) in Wewoka.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Comma & Susanna Lowe; two husbands, Robert Paul Coley and William G. Davis; an infant brother and infant sister; six brothers: William, George, Howard, Tom, Eddie and Albert Lowe.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, various other relatives and many friends, including her ver dear friend Shirley Lawry.

Services will be held at Lillye Chapel, Fisher Funeral Home in Holdenville - wake at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 28, and funeral service at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29. Emma will be laid to rest in the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka. Rev. Dan Factor is the officiating minister.

Pallbearers are Bobby Brummet, Steven Lowe, Norman Franks, Amos Lena, Elliot Barnett, Thomas Lowe. Honorary pallbearers are Mike Jefferson, James Lowe and Fred Lowe.

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

Leonard Davis

Leonard Jackson Davis "Tex" of Oklahoma City, passed away on February 1, 2010, in his home, at the age of 76. He was the son of Dent and Alice Davis, born on August 9, 1933, in Sasakwa. He served in the U.S. Army for two years, worked for Lee-Way Motor Freight for 23 years and retired from Tinker Air Force Base as a Production Engineer, in 1998.

Leonard is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Sandra, of the home; son, L. Tyler and wife Erica of Owasso; daughter, Alicia Daggs and husband Jason of Oklahoma City. Also survived by Delilah Davis and sons, L. Keith Davis and wife Karla, of Sasakwa, Randy Davis of Norman, and Michael Davis and wife Annie of Cookson; grandchildren, Kade Davis and Reid Davis of Owasso; Addison Daggs of Oklahoma City; Cole Davis and Abby Davis, of Sasakwa, Greg Davis, Chris Davis and Garret Davis, of Oklahoma; 2 great grandchildren, Nathaniel and Donny Jr.; sisters Barbara Rondeau of Holland, Mich.; Jean Mendenhall of Lincoln Nebraska and brother Sam and wife Emalee of Prague, and a host of other family member and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Dent and Alice Davis, one sister, Eva Elizabeth Davis; grandchildren Jeffery, Jennifer and Donny Davis.

Mr. Davis will be greatly missed and remembered by all for his devotion to family and church, his many acts of kindness to others and his love of music and Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Visitation will begin 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, February 4, at Resthaven Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 5, 2010 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2440 SW 55th St Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73119. Interment to follow services at Resthaven Memory Gardens.

 

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Randall Deatherage

Randall Ray Deatherage, 63, Seminole area resident died Monday, July 26, 2010 at his home in rural

Wewoka, Oklahoma. Randall was born June 25, 1947 in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Randall was retired from Tinker Air Force Base where he had been a Systems Technician for 19 years.

He also served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

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

 

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Edward DeLoach

Edward Wayne DeLoach died Sunday, Feb. 14, in Seminole. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., at the Little Cemetery Chapel, in Little, on Saturday, Feb. 20.

Services are under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Edward DeLoach

Edward Wayne DeLoach, age 69, died Sunday, Feb. 14, in Seminole.

He was born April 24, 1940, to Reuben and Josie (Tate) DeLoach, in Corinth, Miss. He was brought up in Mississippi and in Arkansas. He married Mary Griffin on Feb. 9, 1970, in Shawnee, and they made their home in Seminole.

As a young man he traveled to various towns and communities across the country as a semi-pro wrestler. He was an over-the-road truck driver for 35 years. From 1972 to 1985, he operated a horse and cattle ranch in the Holdenville area.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and brothers, Eddie Gains DeLoach and Travis DeLoach.

He is survived by his stepdaughters, Janice Kay Brumley, of Holdenville, Connie Marie Cheatham, of Bixby, JoWanna Morris, of Wewoka, and Terry Lynn Perry, of Seminole; nine step grandchildren; and eleven step great-grandchildren; and sister, Edna DeLoach, of Detroit, Mich.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Little Cemetery Chapel and interment will be in the Little Cemetery.

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

Claudia Dennis

Claudia Irene Dennis, age 92, passed away on May 13, 2010 in Cushing.

She was born to William Edward Anderson and Margaret Susan (Rutledge) Anderson on July 26, 1917 on Chickalah Mountain near Bellville in Yell County, Ark.

Irene, a homemaker, and her husband, Edward J. Dennis, who preceded her in death on November 11, 2009, lived on a farm south of Yale for many years.

She had been a resident of Linwood Village Nursing Home in Cushing since last fall.

Irene is survived by three sons, Kent M. Young and his wife Jeanette of Tulsa; David L. Young and his wife Darlene of Wewoka; Donald R. Young of California; one daughter, Claudia Kay Cater of Oklahoma City, and step-daughter Murna Rae Dennis of Yale.

She is also survived by numerous loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews and others.

She was also preceded in death by former husband, Earnest M. Young, son Jimmy Dale Young, both of Wewoka; and her parents, brother Stanley Anderson, and sisters Vinia Horn and Tenia Mae Malone.

A graveside celebration of her life was held at Oakwood Cemetery just south of Wewoka on Monday, May 17, 2010.

Services were under the direction of Palmer Marler Funeral Home of Yale.

Condolences and an online guestbook are available at www.PalmerMarlerFH.com.

 

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William Denson

William "Bill" Denson died on Wednesday June 30, 2010, amid many loving prayers.

He was born March 16, 1932, in Konawa, OK to William "Buddy" and Lois Foreman Denson. He graduated from Shawnee High School, attended OU Norman and graduated from Roosevelt University Chicago with a degree in psychology.

Bill had decorated career with IBM as a sales manager traveling extensively throughout the world. He ran a small computer consulting firm in his retirement.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dolores Jean Newell Denson, their four married children, Richard Denson, Debra Hvass, DeeAnn Mazyck, and Denise Koch. Twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren (so far): and two pending.

He is also survived by brother R. Joe and Bonnie Denson and sister Deanna and Johnny Ward.

Bill stayed current with computer technology and hunting. He fished, which he taught all his children and grandchildren. He sang leading and preaching for the Churches of Christ brotherhood, as well as sharing his faith and knowledge with young Christians.

A public viewing will be 8am – 2pm on Tuesday. The Denson family will greet friends and family prior to the service, at 1:30 p.m.

Service by Resthaven Funeral Home of Shawnee on Tuesday July 6, 2010, at 2:30pm. Please send memorials to Church of Christ, 619 W Walnut, Seminole, OK 74868.

Norma Dindy

The journey of life began for Norma J. (Cookie) Dindy on October 10, 1953 to Verta Dindy and the late Ethan Cudjo.

Cookie received her education at Douglas Elementary and was a graduate of Wewoka High School. After graduation, Cookie went to work for the Blue Bell Corporation.

Cookie lived her life overflowing with love for her family members and friends. She was the most dedicated daughter any mother could ask for. Her strong faith led her through life's journeys.

Cookie leaves behind her Mother Verta Dindy of the home: two brothers Willis Talley of Wewoka, Anthony (Karen) Griffis of OKC; two sisters Phyllis White of MWC, OK: Etta (Bruner) of OKC; three aunts Katie Dindy of Tecuseh, OK: Thedonia Osborne of Tecumseh, OK: Evangeline Dindy of Wewoka, OK: Two uncles Monroe Dindy of Wewoka, OK and Davis (Genette) Dindy Sr. of OKC: three nephews Marcus Griffis, OKC: Bradley Bruner of OKC; and Lance Bruner, of OKC: two nieces Candice ( Horace) Jackson, OKC, and Melanie White of MWC; a great nephew Adam Jackson, OKC, many cousins and host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1 PM Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, with interment at Westwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Garry Doolittle

Garry Wendell Doolittle, 57, Wewoka, died on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 in Holdenville, Oklahoma.

Garry was born November 30, 1950 in Wewoka to Oliver Wendell and Bennie Mae Doolittle.

Garry worked as a Sanitation Engineer for the City of Wewoka for many years and he worked for Oakridge Nursing Home for a few years.

He is survived by his sister Ollie Ruth (Louis) Kemp, Wewoka, five brothers, Carnell and Ivory Doolittle, Wewoka, Ray Doolittle, Wewoka, Charles Doolittle, San Diego, CA. and Dwight Doolittle of Tulsa.

Services will be held at Love Chapel Church of God in Christ, Wewoka.

 

Jimmy Dorrough

Saint Louis resident Jimmy Ray Dorrough, age 71, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, in Oklahoma City. He was born July 5, 1939, in Paris, Ark., to Rasmas Ray Dorrough and Cornelia Claudette (Rogers) Dorrough.

He owned and operated the Saint Louis Salvage from 1977 until he sold the business in 2004. He has owned and operated Tri-County Salvage, in Byers, for the past three years.

He is survived by his companion, Barbara Lindecamp, of the home; sons, Jimmy Jack Dorrough, of Kinppa, Texas, William Ray Dorrough, of Saint Louis, and Beau Dorrough, of Tecumseh; daughters, Denise Ensey, of Rush Springs, and Shawna Etchieson, of Shawnee; brothers, Ralph Dorrough, Dwain Pitts, and Jerry Dorrough, all of Saint Louis, Jake Dorrough, of Wolf, Steve Pitts, of Maud, Danny Dorrough and Kenny Dorrough, both of Abilene, Texas; sisters, Genevive Dorrough, Cathy Dorrough and Linda Dorrough, all of Abilene, Texas; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Matthew David Dorrough; and sisters, Maxine and Barbara Dorrough.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at the Saint Louis First Baptist Church, in Saint Louis. Interment will be at Cummings Cemetery, in Maud. Brother Glenn Peck will officiate the service.

Casket Bearers will be: Shane Stidham, William Johnson, Jake Dorrough, Jason Dorrough, Mike White and Tommy Monk.

Honorary Bearers will be: Ronnie Stackhouse and Sammy Young.

Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home, in Maud. Messages of condolences can be sent to the family online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

 

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William Dorrough

William "Ralph" Dorrough, 75 year-old, longtime Saint Louis, Oklahoma resident died May 9, 2010 at his home in Saint Louis. 

He was born October 21, 1935 in Paris, Arkansas to parents Rasmas Ray Dorrough and Cornelia Claudette (Rogers) Dorrough.

Dorrough married Dixie Arlene Eastwood on July 1, 1967 at the Wilmont Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

Dorrough owned and operated the Saint Louis Auto Salvage until his retirement in 1981. 

He was of the Christian faith and he also enjoyed country gospel music; John Wayne; Hank Williams and playing the guitar.

Dorrough is survived by his wife of almost 43 years, Dixie Arlene (Eastwood) Dorrough of the home; six brothers, Dwain Pitts and Jerry Dorrough of Saint Louis, Jake Dorrough of Wolf, Steve Pitts of Maud, and Danny Dorrough and Kenny Dorrough both of Abilene, Texas; three sisters, Genevive Dorrough, Cathy Dorrough and Linda Dorrough all of Abilene, Texas; and a host of nieces and nephews and many other family and dear friends.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Saint Louis. 

Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud. Ishmael Webb and Pastor Glenn Peck will officiate the service.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

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

 

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Michael Dosh

Michael Todd Dosh passed from this life on Monday, October 4, 2010, at his home north of Seminole at the age of 42 years.

Michael was the son of Ted & Carolyn (Steward) Dosh, born on August 24, 1968 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was brought up and attended schools in Bennington, Oklahoma. Following high school graduation, he worked as a truck driver until his health failed two years ago. After living in various parts of Oklahoma, Michael made his home in Seminole for the past six years. He married Dusty Dawn Harris in Seminole on June 2, 2007.

Michael loved model cars, real cars and mechanic work. He loved horses, loved to ride, and enjoyed all of nature.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, and one son, Colton Dosh.

He is survived by his wife, Dusty, of the home; four children: Michael Paul Dosh and Justin Dosh, both of North Carolina, Timothy Bouchard and Monica Dosh, both of Seminole; his first granddaughter, soon to be born; his parents, Ted and Carolyn Dosh of Bennington; one brother, Brandon Dosh, also of Bennington.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, October 7, 2010, 2 p.m. at the Twin Oak Baptist Church north of Seminole. Rev. Forrest Wess is the officiating minister.

Pallbearers are Cory Pettigrew, Clark Anderson, Orthel Harris Jr., Steve Sutton, Timothy Bouchard and Jerry Fielder.

Services are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville. www.Fisherfh.net.

 

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Jimmy Dotson

Wewoka resident Jimmy Lee Dotson, age 72, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, in Unity Hospital Shawnee.

He was born in Oklahoma City, to the Audie Elmer Dotson and Bessie Agnus Hart.

He married Geraldine Madden, April 4, 1969. He was a self-employed welder for many years.

He is survived by his wife, of the Wewoka; daughters, Lois Shivers, of Wewoka, and Loretta Day, of Calvin; sons, Raymond Dotson, of Neb., and Larry Dotson, Kan.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Jim Douthit Jr.

Lifelong Seminole county resident Jim Riley Douthit, Jr. passed away on April 13, 2010 in Bowlegs at the age of 59.

He was born on May 1, 1950 in Oklahoma City to Jim Riley Douthit, Sr. and Mary Lee (Price) Douthit.

He was a truck driver, EMT and oilfield worker he retired from truck driving in 2004.

He was a member of the God’s Assembly Church.  He was a Vietnam Vet. where he served in the 124th Air Cav as a sergeant.

He marrried Neda (Endeboets) Douthit on February 27, 1993, she survives him of the home, he is also survived by his father, Jim Riley Douthit, Sr. of Bowlegs; three sons, Eric Wayne Douthit of Marlow, Riley "Wade" Douthit of Maud, and Josh Duggen Gandy of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Melody "Nikki" Douthit of Maud, and Tiffany Dawn Acre of Moore; one brother, Steven Wayne Douthit, Sr. of Bowlegs; and sister, Mary Elizabeth Pauk of McLoud.

He is also survived by twelve grandchildren; Cody Douthit, Chance Douthit, Garrett Douthit, Rylee Huddleston, Austin Huddleston, Hannah Douthit, Dezire Acre, Draven Acre, Danielle Acre, Dustin Acre, Daniel Acre Jr. and Kase Gandy.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lee Douthit, grandmothers, Mary Easter Price and Lola May Douthit and grandfathers, Theodore R. Price, Sr. and James Lloyd Douthit.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, April 17, 2010 at Wolf Cemetery with Rev. Jim Moreland officiating.

Pallbearers will be; Joshua Gandy, Eric Douthit, Wade Douthit, Paul Hobia, Cody Douthit and Chance Douthit.

Honorary bearers will be; Les Hale, Steve Douthit, Mark Gurley, Robert Noaln, Ray Robertson and Jr. Hudson.

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

 

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Jimmie Duck

Jimmie Arlan Duck, age 79 and a life-long resident of Konawa, Oklahoma, passed away at his residence on Sunday, August 1, 2010.

Jimmie was born on May 28, 1931, in Konawa, Oklahoma, to Willie Lee "Bill" Duck and Lillie (Payne) Duck. He was an owner of an oilfield company, a farmer, a rancher, and a member of the United Methodist Church of Konawa. He married June B. Dement on November 16, 1952 in Konawa.

He is survived by his wife, June B. (Dement) Duck of the home; three sons, Roger Duck and wife, Ruth, of Konawa, Gary Duck and wife, Lee Ann of Konawa, and Robert Duck and wife, Vicky also of Konawa; one daughter, Phyllis Duck of Konawa; two brothers, Claud Duck and wife, Betty of Shawnee, and Johnny Duck and wife, Barbara of Earlsboro, two sisters, Billie Crownover and husband, William of Jones, and Anna Jane Roe and husband, David of Konawa; one sister-in-law, Nancy (Duck) Riggle of Konawa; ten grandchildren, Crystal and Charles Miller of Vanoss, Amy and Marcus Gutierrez of Ada, Jim and Kelley Duck of Musgokee, Tammy Brakhage of Konawa, Tim Duck of Konawa, Mark and Jenni Duck of Springdale, Arkansas, Scott Duck of Konawa, Misty and Eric Hatton of Oil Center, Casey and Travis Gregg of Konawa, and R. J. and Brandi Duck of Ada, seventeen grandchildren, Dakota and Dillon Miller, Gabriel, Lydia and Emily Gutierrez, Kadance and Joshua Duck, Garrett Rainey, Shelby Brakhage, Jesse and Sadie Duck, Kylee, Scotlyn and Eric Hatton, Ryan Gregg, and Laurel and Lillie Duck.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Lee "Bill" and Lillie (Payne) Duck; two brothers, Harold and Edd Duck; and one sister, Geraldine Meadows.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 4th at Konawa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa. Rev. Pam Shirk, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Konawa will officiate and Richard Winters, Pastor of the Church of Christ of Konawa will assist.

Pallbearers are Jim E. Duck, Tim Duck, Mark Duck, Scott Duck, R. J. Duck, and Travis Gregg. Honorary pallbearers are Marcus Gutierrez, Eric Hatton, Frank Wilson, Mike Boren, and Charles Miller.

 

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Ruby Dunn

Ruby "Rose" Dunn, a Prague, Oklahoma resident died on Monday, July 26, 2010 at the age of 98. Rose was born October 11, 1911 at Poplar Bluff, Missouri to parents Samuel Walker and Lova May (Patterson) Downs.

Rose married Leonard Dunn on February 5, 1947 at Henrietta, Texas.

Rose moved to Western Oklahoma at a young age, she lived there until 1967 where she moved to Prague.

Rose was a member of the Church of Christ of Prague, Oklahoma. She worked at the Department of Human Services. Rose was also a livestock auction owner and cattle rancher.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leonard on February 22, 1985, two sons, Tommy Scroggin, Gary Dunn and daughter, Kay Dunn.

Rose is survived by three daughters, Norene Lawson of Cordell, Oklahoma, Joy Hoover of Carrollton, Texas and Sherri Carpenter of Prague. She is also survived by son, Lenny Dunn of Shawnee. Rose is survived by sister, Nell Scoggin of Vernon, Texas, seventeen grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Graveside Funeral service will be held 1 p.m., Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Lone Star Cemetery, Rocky, Oklahoma. Grandsons will be acting as honorary casket bearers.

Funeral service is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole, Oklahoma.

 

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Doris Dyck

Former Seminole resident Doris Dyck, age 90, died Sunday, March 14, 2010, in El Reno.

She was born March 25, 1919, in Coalgate, to James Howard and Rachel (Dillon) McKinnon.

She married Max Herbert Dyck, Jr. on April 6, 1946, in Seminole.

She attended Prague and Chandler schools and graduated from Chandler High School. During World War II she and her husband worked at Tinker Air Force Base where they met.

She attended the Technology Institute, in Chicago, Ill., where she learned to make parts for airplanes. Later she worked as a nurse’s aide for Seminole Hospital and Shawnee Medical Center, where she worked in the nursery for over 15 years before she retired.

She was a member of the St. Marks Episcopal Church where she was active in the alter guild and Women’s Church groups.

She is survived by her son, Max Dyck III, of Oklahoma City; daughters, Linda Trammell, of Edmond, and Doris Ann Strife, of East Lansing, Mich.; sisters, Serena Powell, of Norman, and Maureen Edmon, of Moore; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, March 18, 2010, at Little Cemetery, in Little.

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

 

 

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Kenneth Dye

Graveside funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Kenneth Dye will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at Little Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Dye passed away, Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Shawnee, Oklahoma at the age of 76.

He was born December 24, 1933 in Prague to parents, Dallas Jackson and Lula Morgan (Parker) Dye.

Dye’s religious affiliation was with the Church of God and he attended the Seminole School system.

He was a roughneck for Mills Well Service of Seminole, he retired in 1980 from the Oilfield industry.

He was married to Junia Faye Dye who preceded him in death.

Dye was also preceded in death by parents, wife, Junia Faye and two sons; Kenneth David Dye and Keith Dale Dye and one brother Bud Dye.

Dye is survived by five brothers; LD Dye, James Dye, Bobby Dye all of Seminole, Ronald Dye of Noble, and Vernon Dye of Odessa, Texas.

He is also survived by two sisters; Lenora Snow of Seminole, and Shirley Killebrew of Shawnee; and two grandchildren. 

 

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Hugh Edgell

Seminole resident Hugh Don Edgell passed away on July 28, 2010 at the age of 74.

He was born on December 11, 1935 to Zephro Edgell and Vivian Lunette Bruce.

He married Gwendolyn Edgell on June 1, 1957 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma; she preceded him in death on April 23, 2008, he was also preceded in death by brother LeRoy, half-sister, LaVonne Edgell Day, along with his parents.

Hugh was born in Snomac, Oklahoma south of Seminole, he joined the US Navy where he was an Aviation Electrician Mechanic 3rd Class. He lived in Iowa and Illinois where he worked for International Harvester Farmall. In 1980 he returned to Seminole and worked for Joe Mills as a derrick hand, he also worked for the Seminole Company.

Hugh was an avid sports fan for the Chicago Cubs; he loved hunting and fishing especially blue cat catfish.

He was known for his vegetable garden.

He is survived by two sons; Mike Edgell of Vilonia, Arkansas and Kevin Edgell of Muskogee, Oklahoma, two daughters, Lori McKinney of Maud, Oklahoma and Kristy Calhoun of Oktaha, Oklahoma, one brother Walt Edgell of Sparta, Wisconsin. He is also survived by four grandchildren; Trent and Dalton of Oktaha, Oklahoma and Jessica and Rachel of Galva, Illinois.

Memorial services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, July 31, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

 

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Susie Edgell

Susie Esther (Griffith) Edgell, 71 year-old, longtime Seminole resident died Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at Integris Seminole Medical Center. 

She was born October 26, 1938 in Lamar, Arkansas to parents Theodore George Griffith and Alice Beatrice (Ellsworth) Griffith.

She married Daryl Wayne Edgell on June 27, 1959 in Seminole. 

The couple returned to Seminole in 1976 from Casper, Wyoming. 

She was a member of the Seminole First Church of God, now, Heartland Family Church.

Survivors include five sons and, Marcus Theodore "Mark" Edgell, Walter Wayne Edgell, Bobby Ray Edgell, and Jerry Jackson Edgell all of Seminole, and Kenneth Lee "Ken" Edgell of Illinois; one daughter, Joann (Edgell) Wheat of Seminole; one brother, Robert Griffith of Seminole; one sister, Elva Edgell of Seminole; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and a host of other family and dear friends.

Edgell is preceded in death by her husband, Daryl Wayne Edgell who died May 14, 1996; one daughter, Gennell (Edgell) Bryant in 2002; one sister, Hazel Holland in 2002; and one great-granddaughter, Shalinda Bloom in 2002.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, July 23, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Oklahoma with Tom Newell officiating the service assisted by Ken Edgell. 

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery north of Seminole.

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

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

 

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Glen Edwards

Glen W. Edwards, Shawnee, died at the age of 68 on Friday, July 23, 2010.

A Service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Cooper Funeral Chapel with Rev. Allan Colbert officiating. Burial will be at Johnson Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Glen was born on May 30, 1942 at Concho, Oklahoma to parents John W. & Martha (Ellis) Edwards. He was raised in the Little Community area north of Seminole, and lived most of his adult life in the Denver, Dallas, Lawton & Shawnee areas.

He attended Pawnee Boarding School, "Gravy U", and graduated from Prairie Valley High. He attended Kansas University on an academic scholarship and transferred to play basketball at Haskell Institute where he graduated in 1964.

Glen retired as the Executive Director of Absentee Shawnee Housing Authority. He was a proud member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe.

He played all sports, including fast pitch softball, as well as basketball & football. He played AAA Fast Pitch Softball in Denver, CO.

He was preceded in death by his father, a brother: James Lee Edwards

He was survived by his mother Martha Edwards

Daughter Alicia Miller of Shawnee, Sisters: Charlene Whittington of Shawnee; Gilreath Godwin of Knoxville, Iowa; Atheda Fletcher of Houston, TX; and Cheryl Kennedy of Shawnee, Brother: John L. Edwards of Shawnee, Former Spouse: Nancy Edwards of Shawnee, grandsons, many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

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

 

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Patti Edwards

Patti Sue Edwards of Wewoka died of heart failure after a long and heroic battle with Parkinson’s disease. Patti ended this life on July 27 at The Heart Hospital of Oklahoma at Mercy in Oklahoma City. Her children were at her bedside.

Patti Sue was born at home in Sasakwa, Oklahoma, November 11, 1941, the third child of Wiley and Elleen (Greer) Jones. Patti lived her entire life in Seminole County. She graduated Valedictorian with the class of 1959 from Douglass High School of Wewoka. She attended St. Mary of the Plains College at Dodge City, Kansas, and St. Joseph School of Nursing at Wichita. She graduated from St. Anthony’s School of Nursing in Oklahoma City in 1966. In 1961 she married Boyze C. Edwards. They were later divorced.

Patti’s entire nursing career was devoted to the communities of Wewoka and Seminole where she worked as a registered nurse in the old hospitals. After more than thirty years of working in positions of staff nurse, head nurse, director of nursing, and director of surgery and emergency services she retired from the now Seminole Integris Hospital. After her retirement, she continued to work at Elmwood Manor and served as RN consultant for Oakridge Home.

Patti was the friend, sister and parent that every person should aspire to be. She was truly a selfless person. She was active in the Seminole County Home and Community Extension Club, serving as the president of the Early Risers club for many years, where she was well known for her Blue Ribbons. Patti was a pillar of the Douglass High School Alumni Association, celebrating her 50th anniversary last year. She was a member of the Wewoka Cemetery Board. Patti was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she served as Eucharistic minister and music director. She lived the life of "What you have done for the least of these, you have done for me".

Patti cherished her family and was the matriarch of a large and extended group. She was respected and honored and will be deeply missed by many.

Her parents, brothers Billie E. West and Robert Jones and a sister Peggy Peters preceded Patti in death. She is survived by her daughter Andrea Edwards and her son Christopher Bruner of Wewoka, son Steven Edwards and his wife Janice Chaffin and their children Carson and Catelyn of Shawnee; Chandra Miller and her husband Roland of Okmulgee, their daughter Kendra of Edmond, Oklahoma and their son Kyle of the home; son Mark Edwards of Moscow, Idaho and his children Kendra Mae Sloan Edwards of Wewoka and sons Dometrice and Jeffrey Edwards of Oklahoma City; brothers John (Rae) and Wiley (Kathleen) Jones; sisters Pauline Overstreet (Roy), W. Veronica Jones and Joy Rees all of Wewoka.

She also leaves to mourn her passing many nieces, nephews and their children, her former brothers- and sisters-in-law, her life-long friend Syiblean Spencer and a host of cousins, many friends and co-workers.

The Rosary will be recited at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka at 7:00 PM, Friday July 29th, Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 30th at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Holdenville, Fr Basil Keenan OSB, officiating assisted by Fr. Matthew Brown OSB and Fr Benjamin Vima.

 

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Tammy Edwards

Tammy A. Edwards, 49, of Tecumseh, died on Friday, July 2, 2010.

A Service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at Cooper Funeral Chapel with Charles Higgins officiating. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Tammy was born on December 9, 1960, in Shawnee to Pat Craft & Madge Coblentz She has lived most of her life in the Shawnee/Earlsboro area. She graduated from Pleasant Grove High School and went to Seminole State College, as well as East Central University. She worked for Central Oklahoma Family Medical Center.

She loved cooking out, OU Football, spending time with family and friends, and Sunday dinner at her father’s. Her 2 sons were the joy of her life.

PRECEDED BY: she was preceded in death by her mother, Madge Coblentz.

Survivors include her father & Sstep-mother, Pat & Linda Craft of Shawnee, two sons, Chad Louis Edwards of Tecumseh and Ben Kent Edwards of Shawnee, two Brothers, Donny Coblentz of Shawnee and Kent Craft of Shawnee, grandmothers, Margarete Wilson of Earlsboro and Lawatha Craft of Shawnee, numerous friends, cousins and other family members.

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

 

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Arthur Elliott

Arthur H. Elliott, Jr., 83, husband, father, grandfather, and long time resident of Albuquerque, born February 20, 1927 in Washington, OK, passed away on August 3, 2010.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Willadean; children, Arthur Jerome Elliott, Alan Lee "Hoot" Elliott, Dianne Elliott Jones, Brenda Darlene Minor, and Rick D. Elliott; grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and many extended family members.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents Arthur H. Elliott Sr. and Beulah Arsena Mackey Elliott and his brother Minford Elliott.

He was drafted into the US Army during WWII as a senior in high school serving with the 3rd Army in Germany. Arthur returned home and finished his senior year at Konawa High School. Following his graduation he enrolled and attended A & M Mechanical School for refrigeration and heating. While attending A & M Mechanical School he and Willadean Hood were married on April 15, 1949 in Ada, OK. In 1950 he returned to service with the National Guard during the Korean conflict at the rank of MGST of the 45th infantry.

Arthur is a 2nd generation Mason. He joined at the Grand Lodge AF & AM in Holdenville, OK. He and his family moved to Albuquerque in 1962. Arthur joined the Local 412 Pipe Fitters union in 1962 and retired in 1993.

After retirement he worked as a security escort with ADC Limited Security CO. for Sandia National Labs until 2008.

Friends are welcome to visit French, Lomas location, on Sunday, August 8, 2010 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Funeral service will be held at French, Lomas location, at 10:30 a.m. on Monday August, 9, 2010 with burial taking place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30pm. Should friends desire, contributions may be made to American Heart Association of NM 2201 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Please visit our online guestbook for Arthur at www.RememberTheirStory.com

 

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Barney Elliott

Barney Leno "Red" Elliott, 86, passed away on Feb. 1, 2010. Dannel Funeral Home will be overseeing the arrangements. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at Dannel Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Brown, of Victory Life Church officiating. Interment will follow in West Hill Cemetery.

A lifelong resident of Seminole, Red recently moved to Southmayd, Texas. He was born on Aug. 20, 1923, in Treece, Kansas, to Leno and Pearl Swoger Elliott. During WWII he served in the US Army in the Pacific Theatre where he received the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, 4 Bronze Service Stars, Purple Heart, World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Metal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 2 Bronze Service Stars. He married Marjorie Lewis on July 29, 1946, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Red worked as an auto body and glass repairman and retired from James Dye Body Shop, in 1985.

Red was a member of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends. He was an avid fisherman and collector of antique fishing equipment and model cars. He also liked to go to garage sales.

Preceding Red in death was a son-in-law, Preston Allen Thomas; three sisters, Lillian Goss, Helen Clour, and Maxine Elliott; a brother, Eric Elliott.

Survivors include Red’s wife, Marjorie Lewis Elliott, of Southmayd, Texas; three daughters, Maxine Thomas of Sherman, Texas, Barbara Williams and husband Michael of Waynesville, Mo., and Amanda Pepe and husband Daniel of Southmayd, Texas; two sons, Steve Elliott and wife Patricia of Southmayd, Texas and Perry Elliott and wife Karyn of Claremore; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be Shannon Thomas of Denison, Texas, Brandon Williams of Tucson, Ariz., Jason Williams of Phoenix, Ariz., Kevin Williams of Tucson, Ariz., Jacob Elliott of Claremore, and Matthew Elliott of Claremore.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718 or Autism Research Institute, 4182 Adams Avenue, San Diego, Calif., 92116.

You may sign the on-line guestbook at www.dannelfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Glen Emerson

Funeral services for Glen D. Emerson, 87, of Del City, a Bowlegs High School graduate are scheduled for Friday, April 2, 2010 at 10:30 am in the Candlewood Chapel at Ford Funeral Service in Del City.

Burial will follow in Ft. Sill National Cemetery, under the direction of Ford Funeral Services.

Emerson died Tuesday, March 30, 2010.

He was born May 18, 1922 in Checotah, the son of Hugh Sherman and Mary Elizabeth Emerson.

He joined the Army Air Corp during WW II and flew the B-25.

He later joined the USAF where he retired as a Lt. Col with over 20 years of service.

Emerson earned a PhD in Computer Science from OU after he was 60 years old.

He taught at UCO and has had several scientific papers published.

Emerson was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harold Hugh Emerson.

He is survived by his wife, Noma of the home; son, Glen David Emerson of Oklahoma City; daughter, Mary Elaine Emerson Malliaris of Chicago; seven grandchildren, six Great Grandchildren; sister, Bonnie Smith of Stillwater; many other relatives and friends.

Wanda Endwright-Buchanan

Wanda Lorene Endwright-Buchanan, age 73, Maud resident, died year-old, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, at her home, in Maud. She was born July 10, 1935, in Colony, to Loyd Earl Hatfield and Rachel Lorene (Hawkins) Hatfield.

She owned and operated along with her husband several restaurants through the years. They owned a chain of six pizzerias that went by the name of "Lefty’s", in San Diego, Calif., for over 20 years. She also owned and operated the "Harvest House" restaurant, in Seminole, from 1968 to 1970.

She was involved with her children serving as a "Den Mother" for her son’s "Cub Scout" organization and a leader for her daughters when they were in the "Brownie" organization.

She married Robert Earl "Bob" Endwright, on Sept. 8, 1978, in Bryan County. She later married Ernest Buchanan. She was also a member of The People’s Church, in Maud.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth Bennett, of Shawnee; daughters, Betty Webster, of Seminole, and Terry McCracken, of Maud; brother, Carroll Hatfield, of Biloxi, Miss.; sister, Dena Kimball, of Agra; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Endwright; son, Tom Bennett; daughter, Patty Rose; and four brothers.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 at The People’s Church, in Maud. Rev. Gus Monreal will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be: Michael Webster, Chuck Webster, Terry McCracken, Jr., Bobby McCracken, Steve Muzny and Ronnie VanWinkle.

Honorary Bearers will be: Ray Cleary, Bob Miller, Woody Phillips, Slim Crabtree and Leroy Anderson.

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

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

 

 

 

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Opal Epperley

Opal Mary Epperley passed away at Holdenville General Hospital on Wednesday, February 17, 2010, at the age of 93 years.

Opal was the daughter of Albert and Goldie (Stonebarger) Epperley, born on October 9, 1916, near Sasakwa, Oklahoma, where she was brought up and attended Kight School. She operated a diner in Wewoka during World War II, and later worked at Big Yank for 18 years, from 1944 to 1962, and several years for Tucker Nursing Homes. She retired from work in the late 1970s.

Opal lived in the Wewoka area for more than 70 years. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and loved to quilt and sew.

She is preceded in death by her parents; six brothers; and one sister.

She is survived by one sister, Lois King, of Wewoka; one brother, Joe Epperley, of Oklahoma City; and numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and one great-great niece on the way.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 19, with Leo Epperley officiating. Opal will be laid to rest in the Oakwood Cemetery, in Wewoka, Oklahoma, under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

 

 

 

 

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Opal Epperley

Opal Mary Epperley passed away at Holdenville General Hospital on Wednesday, February 17, 2010, at the age of 93 years.

Opal was the daughter of Albert and Goldie (Stonebarger) Epperley, born on October 9, 1916, near Sasakwa, Oklahoma, where she was brought up and attended Kight School. She operated a diner in Wewoka during World War II, and later worked at Big Yank for 18 years, from 1944 to 1962, and several years for Tucker Nursing Homes. She retired from work in the late 1970s.

Opal lived in the Wewoka area for more than 70 years. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and loved to quilt and sew.

She is preceded in death by her parents; six brothers; and one sister.

She is survived by one sister, Lois King, of Wewoka; one brother, Joe Epperley, of Oklahoma City; and numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and one great-great niece on the way.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 19, with Leo Epperley officiating. Opal will be laid to rest in the Oakwood Cemetery, in Wewoka, Oklahoma, under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

 

 

 

 

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Patsy Ervin

Patsy Brewer Sims Ervin, 71, of Sumner passed away Friday, September 17, 2010 at the Heart Hospital at Baylor Plano.

Services were held on Monday, Sept. 20, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Brad Crosswhite officiating.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21st, at Vamoosa Cemetery near Seminole.

Mrs. Ervin, the daughter of Eugene & Iva Lee Knight Brewer, was born July 12, 1939, in Friendship, OK.

She graduated from Bowlegs High School. She loved her Lord and gospel music. Pat loved being with her family, cooking, baking wedding cakes and gardening.

She married Billy Joe Ervin on Feb. 19, 1991, at Maxey Baptist Church in Lamar County where she was a member.

He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, Steven Jerid Dickson, & three sisters, Laura Cooper, Marie Sisk, and Trolla Mae Quattlebaum.

Survivors include a son, Steve Sims & wife Jean of Seminole, OK, two daughters, Connie Tapp and Charlot Rice both of Paris, grandchildren, Derek Allred & wife Brandi of Paris, Jacob Dickson of Winnsboro, Dalton Tapp of Paris, Tricia Ethridge & husband John of Las Vegas, NV, Leah Allred of Mesquite, Stephanie Taylor & husband Zack of Seminole, OK, two special great grandchildren, Carson Ethridge & Madison Ethridge both of Las Vegas, NV, two brothers, William Brewer & wife Carolyn of Midwest City, OK and Bedford Brewer & wife Karen of Bowlegs, OK, two sisters, Eunice Morgan of Seminole, OK and Bobbie Reynolds of Bowie, along with numerous nieces nephews and close friends.

To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.

 

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William Eslick

William Matthew Eslick, age 29 and a former resident of Sasakwa passed away at his residence in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, April 14, 2010.

A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday, April 19, 2010 at Walton Cemetery in Sasakwa under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Eslick was born on August 21, 1980, in Oklahoma City to William D. Eslick and Cynthia (Eckles) Eslick.

He graduated from Sasakwa High School and worked the roofing industry.

He loved being with his family, and he liked fishing, pick-up trucks, and being out doors.

He is survived by his biological mother, Cynthia Eslick from Oklahoma City; his adoptive parents, Jalena and Robert Murphy of Ada; one brother, Jason Eslick of Oklahoma City; five sisters, Michele Eslick of Oklahoma City, Rhonda Akins of Oklahoma City, Sasha Hill of Ada, Shawana Hill of Ada, and Tarena Craig of Moore.

He was preceded in death by his biological father, William D. Eslick; three brothers, Joseph Eslick, Donald Eckles, and Robert Murphy, Jr.

 

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Glenn Evans

Glenn Ray Evans, 83, Seminole resident died April 12, 2010 at Seminole Integris Medical Center. Mr. Evans was born September 4, 1926 in DeNoya, Oklahoma to Everett and Ruby (Butler) Evans. He had moved back to Seminole in October 16, 2004 from the Hobbs, New Mexico area.

Glenn grew up in the Seminole area and graduated in 1944 from Varnum High School and later he attended two years of college. Glenn served in the U.S. Army as a Corporal from 1950 to 1953.

Glenn married Bertha (Richter) Evans on April 30, 1952 in Schweinfurt, Germany. He was a member of the 1st Christian Church and the American Legion and  The V.F.W.  Mr. Evans  owned and operated "Pacific Pumps" and retired in 2004.

Evans is survived by his wife Bertha Evans of the home in Seminole; also surviving him are two sons, Glenn "Ray" Evans, Jr. of Seminole and Ronnie Lee Evans and his wife Dana of Hobbs, New Mexico ; daughter Doris Allison and her husband Ronnie of Seminole, Oklahoma; Two brothers Raymond M. Evans of Arlington, Texas and Everett E. Evans, Jr. of Seminole, Oklahoma; four sisters’ Margaret Ruth Schroeder, Lucille Gist and Helen Adams all of Seminole, Oklahoma, and Grace Viola Hargis of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Eight grandchildren , Six great grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by a sister Betty Jo Best and a grandson Travis Shad Evans.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 16, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Burial at Little Cemetery. Rev. Glen Pence will be officiating. 

Casket bearers will be: Clint Hohn, Michael Cole, Caleb Evans, John Robert Evans, Cheyenne Allison and Bill Adams.

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

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

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Johnny Eversole

Johnny Wess Eversole, 64 year-old, longtime Maud resident passed from this life January 1, 2010.

He was born December 22, 1945 in Chandler, Oklahoma, to parents Wess Eversole and Mildred (Higgins) Eversole.

Johnny graduated from Saint Louis High School in Saint Louis, Oklahoma.

Following graduation he served our country in the United States Army.

Following his retirement from the Army Johnny worked at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City. He was a member of the Earlsboro Freewill Baptist Church; Maud Masonic Lodge and Tecumseh Masonic Lodge where he served as past Master Mason of both lodges; Member of the Maud Eastern Star; He was a Shriner, who also drove a hospital van for the Shriner’s Hospital; He was also a Shriner's Clown with the Tri-Co Clown Unit; Johnny is also a retired minister.

Johnny married Virginia Ann Reed on September 4, 1968, in Wheeler, Texas. She preceded him in death on December 7, 2005.

He is survived by his mother, Mildred Eversole, of Pearson, Oklahoma; one son and daughter-in-law, Johnny Eversole, II. and his wife Brandy, of Maud, Oklahoma; one daughter, Teresa Goodnight, of Seminole, Oklahoma; one brother, Carl Roundtree and his wife Joan, of Maud, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Ashley, Kaitlyn and Hayden Eversole and Brandon and Clarissa Goodnight; he is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

Johnny is preceded in death by his father, Wess Eversole; his wife, Ann Eversole who died Dec. 7, 2005 and by his twin brother Jimmie Eversole.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, January 7, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Oklahoma. Issac Ziegler will officiate the service. Funeral services will conclude at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with both Masonic and Military Honors.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery located north of Seminole.

Casket Bearers will be: Jim Gwartney, Bill Buley, Bill Bruce, Gerald Holcomb, Randall Hale and Woody Hopkins.

Honorary Casket Bearer will be: Luther Anderson.

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

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

 

 

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Nadine Ewert

Nadine (Shaubell) Ewert, 90, passed from this life Wednesday, December 22, 2010.

Nadine was born to Claude Marion Shaubell and wife, Edna (Covington) Shaubell on October 9, 1920 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma.

She attended school in Konawa and graduated Wynnwood High. She attended East Central in Ada, Oklahoma. She met the love of her life, Clalude Ewert and they were married in Davis, Oklahoma May 26, 1941.

He preceded her in death March 2, 1988. During their marriage they raised two children in Texas and Oklahoma.

Nadine, was an accomplished violinist and pianist. She loved people, reading, being fashionable with shopping being at the top of her list, for fun things to do (shoes were a true passion).

She possessed a delightful sense of humor and her quick wit will long be remembered, right up there with shopping with her "boys".

Her grandchildren were a joy and she sat through many a tennis match or baseball game in the Oklahoma heat well into her 80’s. She lived her commitment to her family, her friends, and her faith with passion, humor, and integrity.

Nadine was preceded in death by her husband, and two brothers, Jack and Lewis Shaubell.

She leaves to cherish her memory, son and daughter-in-law Jon and Julia Ewert, daughter, Elaine Ewert and her two grandsons, Joshua and Jordan Ewert, also four nephews and three nieces.

Donations may be made to "The Bridge" at the First Baptist Church of Seminole or the charity of your choice.

Viewing will be held Friday, December 24, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Sunday, December 26 beginning at 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

A private graveside service for the family will be held at Greenhill Cemetery, Lindsay, Oklahoma at a later date.

Service under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole, Oklahoma.

 

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Jeanette Factor

Long time Seminole resident, Jeanette Factor Friday, August 13, 2010 at Shawnee, Oklahoma at the age of 71.

Jeanette was born July 14, 1939 in Wewoka, Oklahoma to parents Willie and Elsie (Patty) Joseph. She graduated from Rose State College and retired from the food service industry.

Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents; Willie and Elsie Joseph.

She is survived by two sons; Russell Warden of Wichita, Kansas, Donald Ray Factor of Seminole, daughter, Stacy Bequer of Tampa, Florida. Jeanette is also survived by one brother, Earl Taylor of Florida, 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Wake service will be 4 p.m. Sunday, August 15, 2010 at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, August 16, 2010 at the Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist. Houston Tiger will be officiating. Interment will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery, Seminole county, Oklahoma.

 

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Jeffie Factor

Funeral services for Jeffie Factor, 84, will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2010, at 2 p.m., at Stout Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, in Wewoka. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka. He went to be with his Lord on August 21, 2010.

A wake will be held on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 from 6-8 p.m., at Stout Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, in Wewoka.

Jeffie was born in the Sasakwa area on August 2, 1926, to Edward Factor and Alice (Harjo) Factor. He attended Sasakwa schools and married Juanita Lewis in Ada, on March 5, 1945.

He served as member, deacon, preacher and pastor of Bird Creek Church, Sasakwa, for many years until his health began to decline. He retired from JP Emco, Ada, where he was a spray painter.

He is preceded in death by his parents, three infant children, brothers, Kenneth, Tom and Harry Factor.

Jeffie is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Juanita, son Curtis Factor, Wewoka, daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Martin Joshua, Oklahoma City, and daughter and son-in-law, Serena and Stan Green, Seminole.

Grandchildren Cecilia Diaz, Rhonda Factor, Curtis Factor, Jr., Frank Walters, Mark Joshua, Todd Joshua, Alicia Joshua and Cody Green. He is also survived by sisters, Martha Factor and Mildred Martin, Oklahoma City, and special niece Wanda Bruner. He has eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend and he will be missed very much.

Pall bearers will be his grandsons, Curtis Factor Jr., Frank Walters, Mark Joshua, Todd Joshua and Cody Green. Also great grandsons, Eddie and Zach Diaz.

Kenneth Cooper, Dorsey Nero and Allison Phillips will be officiating the funeral service.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Stout Phillips Funeral Home, Weowka. An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Joycette Factor

Wake Services for Joycette Factor are scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 2010 at AKASVMKV Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Anderson officiating

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2010 at AKASVMKV Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Anderson, officiating and interment at Oakwood Cemetery.

Born July 26, 1936 to John and Lou Gene (Choate) Factor, she died Tuesday, April 27, 2010 in Holdenville at the age of 73 years.

Factor was a graduate of Eufaula Boarding School. and member of AKASVMKV Baptist Church.

She enjoyed playing the piano, listening to music, shopping, riding her bicycle and spending time with her family especially her nieces and nephews.

Preceding Joycette in death are her parents, three brothers Billy Factor, Charles Factor, and John Earl Factor.

Survivors include: brothers Dan Factor of Wewoka, Tommy Factor of Cromwell, two sisters Josephine Hulsey of Seminole and Velta Tiger of California.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Tommy Factor

Tommy Lee Factor passed away on November 25, 2010. He was born on July 7, 1936, in Wolf, Oklahoma to August and Nina (Bender) Factor.

He graduated from Wolf High School and later served in the U.S. Army before attending OSU Tech. Tommy married Wanda Sue Skidmore on May 3, 1961 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. He worked for several years at Lear Siegler before being hired by General Motors to work in skilled trades in their auto assembly plant in Oklahoma City.

He was a proud member of UAW Local 1999 and retired from GM in 1998. He was a member of the Tiger Clan and Tom Palmer Band of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. He served as a Deacon at the Central Church of Christ in Moore, being involved in benevolence work, bus ministry and serving as a youth sponsor.

He was also very involved in Little League football and baseball in Moore, serving as president of both associations before spending several years as the Umpire-in-Chief for little league baseball. He became limited in his activities in the last several years but he never tired of enjoying his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Sue Factor of Moore; son & wife, Kenneth and Julie Factor, and grandchildren Patrick, Mekko and Julia, all of Tulsa; daughter & husband Kathy and Dean Pollock, and grandchildren Jared and Zachary, all of Edmond; and son & wife Patrick and Karen Factor, and grandchildren Alyssa, Jacob, and Kayla, all of Moore. One half-brother, George Harjoche of Seminole, also survives him.

Wake services will be Monday, November 29, 2010 from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole and Funeral Services will be Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at the Central Church of Christ in Moore, Oklahoma with Tommy Haynes officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery in Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Danny Skidmore, Gary O’Neal, David Sanderfield, Rick Corley, James Drake and Mike Fletcher. Honorary bearers will be Jack Cooper, Gene Ford, Steve Atchley and Jim Lane.

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

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

 

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Nettie Farrow

God wanted another flower for his bouquet and called Nettie Pearl Farrow home to be with the Lord on June 14, 2010. She passed away in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 68.

She was born on January 27, 1942 in Ft. Gibson, Oklahoma to Jess Lee Mayo Sr. and Julia Faye (France) Mayo. She married Roy Edward "Bill" Farrow on July 13, 1959 in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma.

They lived several years in Tishomingo before moving back to Seminole. She was a member of the Temple of Praise church and helped with the Ladies Ministries, she loved cooking, gardening and sewing.

She is survived by her husband Roy Edward "Bill" Farrow of the home, three sons and daughters in law; Kevin and Gina Farrow, Sr. of Ft. Gibson, Oklahoma, Mitch and Gayle Farrow of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Tommy and Janet Farrow of Seminole, Oklahoma, three daughters and sons-in-law: Connie and James Breedlove of McAlester, Oklahoma, Sharon and Duane Nance of Tishomingo, Oklahoma and Lori and Brett Breedlove of Seminole, Oklahoma, three brothers and sisters-in-law: Jess Lee "Pee Wee" and Pauline Mayo, Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri, John and Joyce Mayo of Ft. Gibson, Oklahoma and Chester Ray Mayo of Ft. Gibson, Oklahoma, and one sister, Juanita Lively of Muskogee, Oklahoma. She is also survived by thirty-two grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Wanda Barton, Joyce Parker and brothers, Bill Mayo and George Mayo.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home from 6-8 P.M.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2010 at the First Assembly of God at 420 East Evans in Seminole with Rev. Harold Turner officiating and Leon McDowell assisting. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Kevin Farrow, Jr. Kyle Farrow, Cory Farrow, Kalun Farrow, Gregory Nance and Jayson Farrow. Honorary Bearers will be all grandsons.

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

 

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Max Filson

Wewoka businessman Max Wayne Filson, passed away Saturday September 25, 2010 at the age of 85 years in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at First Baptist Church Wewoka, with Dr. Michael Vallandingham officiating and assisted by Rev. Ben Polson, burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Born April 24, 1925 in Wewoka, OK to O.L. and Erin (Davis) Filson.

Max was a 1942 graduate of Wewoka High School. After graduation he attended Oklahoma State University for one year and joined the US Navy in 1943 and served until 1946, stationed in the South Pacific.

After serving his country he returned to OSU graduating in 1949 with an accounting degree. Max entered the family auto business, Filson Motors from 1949 to 1982. He attended Oklahoma Baptist University and received a B S degree in Health Care Administration. He worked for Oakridge Nursing Home from 1982 til 1986 as Administrator and Wewoka Hospital Administrator from 1987 to 1990. Max was the Minister of Education at First Baptist Church Wewoka from 1991 until 2009.

Max' s community activities included Lions Club 1951 to present where he led the music; Deacon of First Baptist Church ; Wewoka Chamber of Commerce; and Wewoka Citizen of the year.

Max enjoyed his Church Life and Church family. He loved his golf, watching OSU sports, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by wives Wanda Filson, Saundra Filson, and Janet Filson, brothers M.L. Filson, and Joe Filson

Survivors include son Mark Filson and wife Jana of Edmond, daughter Kristi Simpson and husband Chris of Edmond; Grandchildren Kelli Filson, Chad, and Katie Simpson. Step-son Stephen Powell and wife Patti of Wewoka, their sons Shane and Chase; Step-son Brad Bryant, of Edmond and children Josh and Anna, Step-son Bryan Bryant and wife Jan of LaJunta, CO. their sons Garret and Cole; Step-son Billy Bryant, and wife Mechelle, and daughter Ashli of Wewoka; step-son Dennis Bryant and wife Nora of Wewoka; Sister-in-law Katie Filson of Wewoka, and number of nieces , nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Wewoka.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Amy Findley

Lifelong Seminole resident Amy Leann (Renfro) Findley, age 38, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, in Ada. She was born Aug. 29, 1971, in Seminole, to Bert E. Renfro and Linda C. (McKee) Renfro.

She attended the First Assembly of God Church, in Wewoka and worked in the healthcare industry caring for mentally disabled people.

She is survived by her parents, of Seminole; daughter, Brayden Brea Findley, of Seminole; and sister, Cyndy Stone, of Seminole.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at the First Assembly of God Church, in Seminole. Rev. Perry Justus and Rev. Doyle Long will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery located north of Seminole.

Pallbearers will be: Brent White, Ricky Streater, Mike Streater, Dewayne Streater, Jeff Lankford, Gary Lankford and Gil Turpin.

Honorary Bearers will be: T. Isaacs, Scotty Isaacs, Chris Stone, Dathan Jay, Heath Streater, Scott McAlister, Rick Martin and Jim Smart

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

 

 

 

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Thomas Fixico

Lifelong Seminole County resident Thomas Jefferson Fixico, Sr., age 73, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, in Midwest City.

He was born May 14, 1936, in Seminole County, to Edmond Smith and Magdaline (Tanyan) Fixico.

He was a retired minister. He pastored at the New Hope Church. He was also a former deacon and minister of Snake Creek Baptist Church. He married Kate (Haag) Fixico on Sept. 1, 1956.

He is survived by his sons, Marlon Fixico, of Washington, D.C., Edmond Fixico, of Parshall, N.D., Thomas Fixico, of Shawnee, Lorne Fixico, of Shawnee, Jerrald Fixico, of Seminole, and Milo Harjo, of Ada; daughters, Maurine Fixico, of Oklahoma City, and Beverly Mason, of New Town, N.D.; brothers, Kenneth Fixico, of Seminole, and Samuel Fixico, of Seminole; sisters, Margaret Hobia, of Seminole, Geneva Lowe, of Shawnee, and Winona Washington, of Oklahoma City; 29 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; and sisters, Myrtl Johnson, Gladys Kaskaske and Tresa Creek.

A wake is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at the New Hope Church. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010, at 1 p.m., at the New Hope Church with a burial to follow at Snake Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Anthony Fixico, Devon Fixico, Darren Fixico, Thomas Hicks, Kenneth Fixico, Jr. and Samuel Scott.

Honorary Bearers will be: Jack Lowe, Bill Hobia Jr., Randy Billie, Steve Johnson, Dwight Starr, Charlie Haag and Curtis Johnson.

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

 

 

 

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Albert Foran

Albert Edward Foran, age 88, died May 20, 2010 at Holdenville General Hospital.

Albert was born at Summers Chapel, OK., on August 27, 1921 to Floyd and Flossie (Blakemore) Foran. He attended school at Friendship in Seminole County.

Albert served in the army during WWII. He lived and worked in California most of his adult life, retiring from Local 12 of the Operating Engineers.

Preceding him in death are his parents, his wife of 54 years Johnie Pallock Foran in 2008, one daughter Barbara Dyer, four brothers, Joseph Foran, Floyd Foran, Denver Foran, and Jack Foran.

Surviving Albert are two sons; James Foran of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Melvin Seers of Salford, England, six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two sisters; Ruby Nail of Maud, Oklahoma; and Dorothy Paxton of Parachute, Colorado; one brothers; Pete Foran of Sasawka, Oklahoma; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside rites will be held at Vamoosa Cemetery at a later date.

Messages of condolences can be sent to www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Albert Edward Foran was born August 27th 1921 at Sacred Heart, Ok. To Floyd and Flossie (Blakemore) Foran. Albert died on May 20th,2010, at the age of 88 years 8 month 22 days at Holdenville General Hospital.

Albert attended school at Friendship in Seminole Co. and Sacred Heart in Pottawatomie Co.

Albert served in the Army during World War II. He was stationed in England as a Mechanic. He told of working on "Jimmy Stuarts" airplane. He lived and worked nearly all his adult life in California. Retiring from local 12 operating Engineers.

Preceding Albert in death were his parents, his wife of 54 years Johnie Pollock Foran in 2008. One daughter Barbara Dyer, five brothers, Joseph (Buddy) Foran, Floyed Eugene (son) Foran, Denver Lee (kid) Foran, Jack Foran and Baby Foran and one sister Geraldine Foran.

Albert is survived by two sons. James Foran of Tulsa. Melvin Seers of Salford, England. Six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two sisters; Ruby Nail of Maud, Dorthy Paxton of Harrah, One brother Pete of Sasakwa, and a host of nieces and newphews.

Services will be held on Saturday June 5th at 1 p.m. at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Jamie Franks

Former Seminole resident Jamie Jo Franks died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2010, at Southwest Medical Center, in Oklahoma City.

She was born July 9, 1981, to Michael Franks and Shelly Hall.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Donovan Lowman, of the home, in Oklahoma City; parents; sons, Michael Knight, Jr., and Jeremiah Canaday, both of Oklahoma City; daughter, Hayden Lowman, of Oklahoma City; brothers, Michael Haney and Nicholas Martinez, both of Oklahoma City; sisters, Michelle Franks, of Dallas, Texas, Amber Franks and Mary Haney, both of Oklahoma City, and Katrina Haney, of Ardmore.

Wake services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Wednesday March 3; both services will be at the Concho Community Center, in Concho. Burial will be at the Concho Cemetery. Revs. Jay Mule and Mike Harjo will officiate the service.

Services are under the direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home, in El Reno.

 

 

 

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Colleen Frederick

Colleen Frederick was born January 4, 1927 in Sulphur the oldest of eight children born to Jesse and Claudia (Goodnight) Gentry.

She was married June 23, 1944 in Sulphur to James W. Frederick. 

They lived in Oklahoma City until 1957 then returned to Sulphur where they owned and operated James Café’ and Archie’s Café’. 

After they sold the business, Colleen worked several years at Head Start in Sulphur. 

November 1, 2003 she became a resident of Artesian Nursing Home in Sulphur. 

On July 1, 2004 she moved to Seminole Care and Rehab Center where she resided at the time of her death.  She was a member of Vinita Avenue Church of Christ in Sulphur.

Her husband of 60 years, James Frederick; her parents Jesse and Claudia Gentry; three brothers, Bill Gentry, Oscar Gentry and S.N. Gentry; and one sister, Carolyn Wright, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Sue Frederick of Seminole; one grandson and his wife, Darren and Donna Frederick of Seminole; one granddaughter, Emily Barstow of Edmond; four great-grandchildren, Mikayla and Gracie Barstow of Edmond, Colin and Chloe Frederick of Seminole; one brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Louise Gentry of Sulphur; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Leona Gilmore of Oroville, California, and Donna and Jim Rade of Porter, Texas; one sister-in-law, Dot Gentry of Oroville, California; and several nieces, nephews and other family and dear friends.

Her extended family included her friends at Seminole Care and Rehab, especially her tablemates Virginia and Roy Smith, and Janice Stackhouse. 

She especially enjoyed the Sunday School Class taught by members of the First Baptist Church of Seminole. 

The family wishes to thank the staff at Seminole Care and Rehab and Artesian Nursing Home in Sulpur, for their watchful care.

The family has designated, "The Bridge Building Fund," at First Baptist Church, 420 Reid Street in Seminole, Oklahoma 74868 as appropriate for memorial donations in memory of Colleen.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Monday, July 26, 2010 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Sulphur.

Russell Vicars will officiate the service.

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

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

 

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Jimmy Frederickson

Jimmy Allen Frederickson passed away on May 24, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 62.

He was born on July 2, 1947 in Anadarko, Oklahoma to Harold Dalton and Margie Louise (Boone) Frederickson. He married Nancy Sharon (Green) Frederickson on July 26, 1966 in Seminole, Oklahoma.

He retired from Eaton Corporation in 2005 where he was a cell technician and worked part time as a door greeter at Wal-Mart. He was a member of the Earlsboro First Baptist Church. His favorite hobbies include horseback riding and working with livestock.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Nancy Sharon Frederickson of the home, two daughters, Tina Shirey and husband Richard and Linda Frederickson of Earlsboro, Oklahoma, two brothers, Walter Frederickson of Norman, Oklahoma, Danny Bramlet of Winnewood, Oklahoma, sister Brenda of Corpus Christi, Texas, and two sister-in-laws: Charlene Kennady and Wanda Morris of Seminole, Oklahoma.

He is also survived by five grandchildren, Diamond Frederickson, Preston Shirey, Gracie Shirey, Sierra Frederickson and Shayla Frederickson.

He is preceded in death by his father, Harold Frederickson, mother, Margie Frederickson, brother, David Frederickson, and granddaughter Shyla Frederickson.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1p.m., Friday, May 28, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Streetman officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be: Richard Shirey, Mike Morris, Cory Thompson, Preston Shirey, Larry Bruce and Jason Shirey. Honorary Bearers will be: Jerry Holland and Walter Frederickson.

William Froelich III

Seminole resident William E. Froelich III, age 56, passed away at 5:25 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at Integris Baptist Hospital, in Oklahoma City, where he had be a patient since Feb. 18, 2010.

Bill was formally of Bloomington and El Paso, Ill. He was born on June 25, 1953, to Nancy Hoose and William E Froelich Jr., in Bloomington, Ill.,

Bill Married Elizabeth Dalton, in December of 1974, and Elizabeth Smith, in 1991.

Bill was a graduate of Gridley High School and Southern Illinois University where he received is degree in Mortuary Science. Prior to moving to Oklahoma he was a partner in the Froelich Memorial Homes, in Central Illinois. Bill Currently has been employed by Enviro Systems, Inc. of Seminole, as Director of Facilities.

Bill is survived by his sons, William and Nicholas, of Sarasota Fla., and Churchill and John, of Seminole; parents, of Lake Bloomington rural Hudson, Ill.; sister, Susan (Paul) Laiming, of Gridley Ill., brothers, Craig (Barb), of Seminole and David (Kathy), of Minonk, Ill.; and seven nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his son, Patrick.

Local funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, March 6, at the Swearingen Funeral Home, in Seminole, with the Rev. Aropika Daniels.

Services in Illinois will be 3 p.m., on Monday, March 8, at the First United Church, in Gridley, with the Rev. Andy Huette. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., preceding the service. Burial will follow in the Gridley Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to: The Mike Snyder Foundation, 35264 EW 1235, Seminole, 74868; or The American Liver Foundation, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603, New York, N.Y., 10038

Debora Fry

Debora Sue Fry, age 47 and a former resident of Konawa, Oklahoma, died at her residence at Newalla, Oklahoma on June 6, 2010.

A memorial service will follow at a later date under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Debora was born on October 27, 1962, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, to Ronald G. Fry and Rita (Baker) Fry. She was a graduate of Shawnee High School, and fished. Debora was a security officer for the Department of Corrections.

She is survived by her father and step-mother, Ronald G. and Helen C. Fry of Wynnewood, one brother, Donald Fry of Konawa; and one step-sister, Susan Mapes of Wynnewood.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Rita (Baker) Fry.

 

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James Furr

Seminole resident James Levi Furr, age 83, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at Mercy Health Center, in Oklahoma City. He was born May 5, 1926, in Muskogee, to Walter Furr and Etta Mae Furr.

He served in the United States Air force and worked as a special equipment operator for Del Monte Foods from 1963 until his retirement in 1983.

He married Naomi Theresa Louise (MacSchooler) in Reno, Nevada in 1963. He was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church and also served as a reserve police officer, in Live Oak, Calif. He moved to Seminole in February of 2007 from Live Oak.

He is survived by his sons, James D. Furr, of Ft. Gibson, Michael Clark, of Nevada, Richard L. Furr, of Sutter, Calif., Mark Lester Clark, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Rodney L. Furr, of Seminole; daughters, Doris Mae Davis, of Live Oak, Calif., and Wanda Hope Race, of Seminole; sisters, Juanita Jean Wooton, of Visalia, Calif., Mary Lee Marsh, of Seminole, Oklahoma, Peggy LaNadine Sorrell of Seminole, and Patricia "Patty" Darlene Campbell, of Seminole; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, David Clark; and sister, Betty Flo Stone.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Friday, March 26, 2010, at Little Cemetery located just North of Seminole on Hwy. 99 with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

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

 

 

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Eleanor Gallemore

On June 10, 2010, Verna Eleanor (Law) Gallemore passed from this life that she had lived so very abundantly. She was born to E.D. Sr. and Clara Mae Law on January 18, 1916 near Geary, Oklahoma and grew up there, graduating from Geary High School.

She was blessed with eight older siblings, four brothers and four sisters, all of whom preceded her in death. They were, Bernard Bernard Law, E.D. Law, Jr., Clifford Law, and Vance Law, Juanita Scott, Alma Bray, Etha Scott, and Myda Zobisch.

Verna married to the love of her life, Frank Gallemore, on January 9, 1938, and they made their home in Seminole OK. He preceded her in death on August 8, 1980.

Verna served her Lord and was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church. She was one of three people who reorganized the Fellowship Class. She also sang in the choir and worked in the Kindergarten Department. She belonged to the United Methodist Women, and served on the funeral committee. Verna found great joy in visiting residents of nursing homes and those in hospitals. She loved baking bread, then delivering it to those she knew would enjoy it.

Verna was also a member of the Seminole Federated Music Club, she served one year as their president. She sang with the "Selectones", a musical group organized in 1967 and disbanded in 1973.

She found joy in her work as a Licensed Practical Nurse, working for the late A.B. Stephens, M.D., for about 10 years. After his death in 1949, she worked for the late L.E. Pace, D.D.S., and the late Jack Randolph, D.D.S. She retired at the age of 80 1/2 years, having worked in the same office for a total of 47 years.

Affectionately called "Auntie Verna" by her nieces and nephews, she became an integral part of all their lives. All of them knew she would never forget a birthday, or a special event in their lives, by sending them a card. This practice of hers has carried on to the great nieces and nephews, the great-greats, and the great-great-greats, along with many of her dear friends.

After Verna's father died, she and Frank moved her mother to their home and cared for her until her death.

Many of Verna’s family preceded her in death, but many members are celebrating her life, including seven nieces: Claramae Highfill, Marvine Armstrong, Doris Cline, Carolyn Baker, Vicki Cundiff, Marion Barrett, and Dixie Odell, and five nephews: Neil Scott, Sam Scott, E.D. Law, III, VeDon Law, and Mike Law. One sister-in-law, Wanda Law, along with great nieces and nephews, the great-greats, and the great-great-great nieces and nephews also survive her. Six nieces and nephews from Frank’s family also survive her. Then there are the extended families she and Frank loved. Thelma Randolph and family, David and Cheryl Dowell and family, Steve and Kim Norman and family and numerous other friends that held a special place in her heart.

All of these descendants and friends of Verna feel truly blessed to have been a part of her life, knowing that she prayed for them as they went through life. She lived her life to the fullest, knowing always that God was first and foremost in her life and that serving Him was her joy. Her life has reflected on many and she delighted in having been a part of the lives of so many wonderful friends and relatives.

The family wishes to extend special gratitude and love to her wonderful care-givers who worked tirelessly, giving Verna the best care in the world. Thank you, Pat Chastain, Shirley Grauman, and Sue Hill.

Funeral service are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church, Rev. Gary O. Wilburn will officiate. Interment will be at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Seminole OK. Services will be under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole OK.

Casket bearers will be Vance Petticrew, Dennis Scott, E.D. Law, III, Russell Scott, Steve Norman, and Bob Webster.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Seminole United Methodist Church in memory of Verna Gallemore.

Funeral Information: June 15, 2010, 10:00 A.M.

First United Methodist Church located at Highway #9, Seminole OK 74868

 

Patricia Garbutt

Patricia Ruth (Atha) Garbutt, 82 year-old, longtime Seminole resident passed from this life Thursday, February 25, 2010, at her home in Seminole, surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 30, 1928, in Cromwell, Oklahoma, to parents Herbert Atha and Ruth (Kipps) Atha.

Patricia had attended Seminole, New Lima, Sapulpa and Maud Schools before she went on to attend pharmacy school at the University of Oklahoma, where she earned her degree in pharmacy. While attending OU she was active in the OU marching band, where she played the clarinet.

On December 23, 1948, she married the love of her life George H. Garbutt, at the McFarland Memorial Methodist Church, in Norman, Oklahoma.

Following her graduation from the University of Oklahoma on June 6, 1949, Pat worked at several different pharmacies including, Shuler Rexall Drug, in Maud, Parks Drug, in Seminole, Seminole Hospital and the Alaska Pharmacy for a time while living in Alaska.

Patricia was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Seminole, where she was involved with the "W.M.U.", Women’s Missionary Union. She had also worked with the youth at the First Methodist Church, in Seminole, for several years. Patricia also enjoyed painting, reading, being with people cross country skiing, in Colorado, bird watching and certainly she loved being with her grandchildren.

Patricia leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 61 years, George Garbutt, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ron Garbutt and his wife Becki, of Seminole, Oklahoma, and Patrick Garbutt and his wife Paula, of Seminole, Oklahoma; grandchildren and their spouses, Bart and Kim Garbutt, of Edmond, Oklahoma, Bonnie Garbutt, of Breckenridge, Colorado, Libby and Nick Atyia, of Blanchard, Oklahoma, Michael Garbutt, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Julia and Jon David Byrum, of Bentonville, Arkansas; three great-grandchildren, Reid Garbutt, Gabriel Atyia and Easton Atyia; as well as a host of other family and dear friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, February 27, 2010, at The First Baptist Church, located at 420 Reid Street, in Seminole. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, in Seminole, Oklahoma. Russell Vicars will officiate the service.

The family has designated the First Baptist Church "Bridge Fund" P.O. Box 310, Seminole, Oklahoma, 74818, as appropriate for memorial donations.

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

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

 

 

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Esther Gentry

Esther Marie (Armstrong) Gentry, longtime Pottawatomie County resident, passed from this life on February 10, 2010, in Seminole, Oklahoma, at the age of 94.

Esther was born on February 8, 1916, in Maud, Oklahoma, to J.C. Armstrong and Mary T. (Slape). On October 10, 1945 she married Leonard Gentry, in Shawnee, Oklahoma; he preceded her in death on May 23, 1984.

Esther is survived by one son, William C. Sims, of Ratliff City, Oklahoma; one daughter, Joan Allen, of Maud, Oklahoma; one sister, and brother-in-law, Jean Lytle and husband Owen, of Maud, Oklahoma; 5 grandchildren, Randy Allen and wife Alayne, Steve Allen and wife Barbara, Jeffrey Allen and wife Carla, Wendy Stone and husband Mark, Sauney Davis and husband Tom; as well as 14 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

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

Visitation will take place on Thursday, February 11, 2010, at Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home, in Maud, Oklahoma.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, February 12, 2010, at the Open Door Church of God, 1200 N. Tucker, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Sidney Freeman and James Douglas will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery, in Maud, Oklahoma.

Messages of condolence can be sent through Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

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Troy George

Troy Lee George past away February 16, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital, in Tulsa. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 4, 1942. The majority of his life was spent in Oklahoma; his younger years in Seminole; 20 plus years in the Hennessey/Waukomis area; 15 years in Perkins; and the remaining 5 years in Bixby.

He had a career in the oil field from 1970-96 when he went to work for Bentley Tank Service, of Coyle. He retired in 2001.

Troy was preceded in death by his mother, Clara Fay Jensen, and grandparents Charlie Wilson George and Eva Jane George.

He is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Jane George, of Bixby and Yvonne Hermann, of Claremore; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two siblings, Karen Jane Thurman, of Perkins, and Paul K. Jensen, of Stillwater; one aunt; and one uncle, both of Edmond; and numerous cousins and friends.

 

 

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Georgan Gile

Longtime Seminole resident Georgan Gile died on August 2, 2010 in Seminole at the age of 70.

Georgan was born on August 4, 1939 in Commerce, Texas to Jack Felton and Dixie (Ingram) Busbee.

She worked as a secretary and office manager until her retirement.

She leaves to cherish her memories her son, Dan and Gayle Gile of Boynton Beach, Florida and one sister Mary Helen Adams of Seminole, Oklahoma, two grandchildren, , Oklahoma, three great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

She was loved dearly and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

 

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Robert Giles

Former Konawa resident Robert Lindley Giles, age 82, died Monday, March 22, 2010, at Jan Frances Care Center, in Ada.

He was born on Feb. 1, 1928, in Meridian, Miss., to Lillian (Harper) and Frank Lindley Giles. He was a mechanic by trade.

He is survived by his wife, Jeana (Neal) Nelson; and stepdaughter, Jeana Paul, of Hayden, Idaho.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

No memorial services are scheduled; however, a memorial book is available for signing at Swearingen Funeral Home, located at 217 N. Broadway, in Konawa.

Mae Gillespie

Former Seminole resident Mae Esther Gillespie, died, May 11, 2010 at Three Rivers Nursing Home in Three Rivers Texas. She was a Seminole resident for 50 plus years.

Mae was born to parents; Daniel and Alice (Howes) Rehkopf, May 5, 1912 in Cedar Twp, Osceola, Missouri.

Mae was an office manager and veterinarian assistant at State Street Animal Hospital in Seminole, Oklahoma, a member of the First Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

She married Montie Guy Gillespie on February 16, 1944, at Pratt, Kansas, he preceded her in death on May 24, 1957.

Mae is survived by twin children; son, Marvin Gillespie of Pensacola, Florida and daughter, Frances Swenson of Tilden, Texas. Two grandchildren.

Mae preceded in death by; parents, husband Guy Gillespie, brother Orlan Rehkopf and infant sister.

Funeral service of Mae will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2010 at the Old Historic Strothers Chapel, interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Seminole, Oklahoma.

Serving as Casket Bearers: Barry Tims, Bill West, Roy Brown, Steven Evans, Dr. James Kuhm and Dr. Peter Swenson. Serving as Honorary Bearers is the Wedding Ring Sunday School Class.

Funeral Service under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole, Oklahoma.

Frankie Gilley

Service of Remembrance for Cromwell resident Frankie Dean Gilley will be 2:00 PM Monday, May 17, 2010 at The Cromwell Church of Christ with James Branscum officiating.

Frankie was born November 19th, 1934 in Cromwell, OK to Emit Franklin and Beulah Carlene (Vineyard) Carter, she died on Thursday, May 13th, 2010 at The Creek Nation Hospital in Okemah at the age of 75 years.

Frankie was a graduate of East Central University, receiving a Bachelor of Science and later worked at Tinker Air Force Base as a Contract Negotiator. She was a member of Cromwell Church of Christ. During her spare time she loved to spend time with her two grandchildren, and going shopping, reading her Bible and cross-stitching.

She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers: Irvin Lee Carter , Randal Wayne Carter and a grandson.

Survivors include her husband Norman of the home: children Ginny Armstrong of North Augusta, SC: Kathy Brown of Prague, OK: Carlene Trapp of Amarillo, TX: Norman Franklin Gilley of Amarillo, TX: Peggy Edmonds of LeGrande, OR: Joy Toll of Portland, OR: Theresa Schuneman of Yukon, OK; twenty-one grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Two sisters Kitty Sue Welch of OKC, and Nancy Carlene Johnson of Tyler, TX: and a host of other relatives and friends.

Viewing will be Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM:, Sunday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM: Monday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka, OK.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Rex Ginn

Rex Allen Ginn, 44, longtime Maud resident died Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at his home in Maud.

Rex was born June 8, 1966 to Bobby Eugene and Erma (Beaty) Ginn in Orange County, California. Rex moved to Maud at age 9.

Rex attended school at St. Louis Schools and Graduated from Maud High School.

He was a member of the St. Louis First Baptist Church and was an avid OU Fan. He was a truck driver for Pottawatomie County District # 3.

Rex married Kristi Bailey Ginn on October 12, 1996 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

His wife Krisi Ginn of Maud, survives Rex.

His Mother Erma Ginn of Asher; two sons Kyle Ginn of Fittstown, and Eric Powell of Prague; a daughter Britni Ginn of Maud; two brothers Rusty Ginn of St. Louis, and Dennis Ginn of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and two sisters Rita Ginn of St. Louis, and Anita Castro of Tecumseh; and his best friend Johnny McCracken of Maud, also survive him.

Memorial services are planned for 10 a.m., Friday, June 25, 2010 at The St. Louis First Baptist Church in St. Louis, with Rev. Glen Peck officiating.

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

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

 

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Donald Gober

Donald Quenton Gober, longtime Seminole resident, entered eternal life on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Veteran’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was 61 years old.

Donald was born in Lake Village, Arkansas on August 19, 1949 to Quenton and Betty (Howell) Gober.

On June 24, 1989 he married Linda (Williams) Gober in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Donald leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 21 years, Linda; 2 sons, Brian Gober of Seminole and Michael Ojeda; 5 daughters, Stacy Gober Parker of Blackwell, Oklahoma, Linda, Brenda, Sara, and Amy Ojeda; one brother, Roger Gober of Oklahoma City; 16 grandchildren, Michael, Courtney, Dustin, Max, Shauna, Brandy, Angela, Katrina, Steven, Alisha, Casey, Emily, Michael Jr., Arturo, Christine and Matthew, also 11 great-grandchildren, as well as a host of family and friends.

Donald was preceded in death by his father and step-mother, Quenton and Betty Gober; his mother and step-father, Betty (Howell) and George Penuel , granddaughter Cherokee Gober and grandson Alex Gonzalez.

A come-and-go Celebration of Life reception will be held at Swearingen Funeral Home on Saturday, October 16 from 4:00-5:30p.m.

Burial will take place at Ft. Sill National Cemetery at a later date. Messages of condolence may be sent through www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Carson Goforth

Seminole Native Carson Junior Goforth passed away Monday evening June 21, 2010 at Wewoka Care Center at the age of 61 years.

Born February 28, 1949 in Lincoln County, Oklahoma to Jasper Carson Goforth and Thersia ( Jordan) Goforth Marson. He attended John Marshall school and moved to the Seminole area in 1972.

Carson married Nan (Burgess) May 1, 1972 in Gainesville, Texas and to this marriage three children were born.

Carson was a farmer, avid hunter, and fisherman.

He is preceded in death by his father J.C. Goforth and son Danny.

Survivors included his wife Nan of Seminole: three daughters Shannon Goforth of Cromwell, OK: Melissa Goforth of Wewoka; and Tara Cellars of Eufaula, OK: Mother Thersia Marson: three sisters Linda Koehler; Brenda West; and Sherry Sims all of OKC, five grandchildren, Kaylena Goforth, Tyler Butler, Kacey Streater, Clayton Goforth, and Bryce Goforth.

A Service of Remembrance is scheduled for 2:00 PM Thursday, June 24, 2010 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Henry Gordon

Henry Clay Gordon was born on May 11, 1925, in Caddo County, Oklahoma, and departed this life on Monday, October 18, 2010, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 85.

Henry, the son of George Walter and Ada May (Dowdy) Gordon, was a resident of Seminole. He married Dorothy Lee Mabry on December 1, 1945 in Carnegie, Oklahoma. Henry worked as a driller in the oilfield, was a member of the International Order of the Odd Fellows, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Alfalfa.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

He was Survived by his wife of 65 years Dorothy Gordon of the home, son and daughter-in-law, Henry Lee and Susan Gordon of Seminole; daughter and son-in-law: Gloria and Vernon Pickett of Seminole; brother Jim Gordon of Carnegie; Sisters Opal McBride of Carnegie, Pearl McBride of Oklahoma City, Bonnie Garner of Chickasha, Georga Nelson of Ft. Cobb, and Laverne Fite of Carnegie; he had four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and three great great-grandchidren.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 2 p.m., at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with Doug Turney officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery in Seminole.

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

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

Please visit www.ParksBrothers.net

 

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Frankie "Shorty" Gore

Lifelong Seminole county resident Frankie "Shorty" Gore, 80 has gone to be with the Lord. He was a loving Daddy and Grandpa.

Frankie was born in Savanah, Oklahoma on September 25, 1929 to Monroe and Jewel Gore. He married Margaret Ruth Bryant the mother of his children on March 23, 1955 in Wewoka, Oklahoma. He lived in Clinton, Oklahoma for 20 years.

Frank died on June 13, 2010 at his home in Wewoka, Oklahoma surrounded by his family. He was of the Baptist faith. He was raised around New Model and Wewoka and went to school at New Model; he served in the Army.

Frankie was a truck driver and mechanic all of his life, after retiring he worked from home doing mechanic work and small engine repair. Several people around Wewoka at one time have brought their lawnmowers, car or anything else that needed to be fixed to "Shorty" and he would repair them.

He loved camping, fishing, hunting and spending time with his children and family get togethers. He also enjoyed sitting and shooting the bull with his friends. He will be truly missed by all.

Frankie is survived by his children, 9 daughters and 2 sons, Maggie and Richard Kilgore of Wewoka, Oklahoma. Della and Dwain Pitts of St. Louis, Oklahoma, Brenda and Mike White of Bowlegs, Oklahoma, Hazel and Jim Jackson of Denison, Texas, Linda and Buddy Henington of Wewoka, Oklahoma, Frances and Tommy Monks of Bowlegs, Oklahoma, Kay Lee of Seminole, Eunice and Charley James of Seminole, Oklahoma and Margaret Choate of Wewoka, Oklahoma, two sons Frank "Buddy" Gore of Seminole and John Gore of Wewoka, Oklahoma. Frank left behind 27 Grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren and one on the way. Companion of the home Flora Lou Smith and his beloved dog Molly also survive him.

Other survivors include two sisters, Mildred Bryant of Wewoka, Oklahoma and Hazel Kendrick of Wilburton, Oklahoma and a host of nieces, nephews as well as many dear friends.

Those who precede Frankie in death are his mother and father, Monroe and Jewel Gore and wife Margaret Ruth Bryant, sister, Delores Jean Gore, granddaughter, Joanie Jean Mooney and two great grandsons, Michael Helt and Quinton Pitts Jr.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday June 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Pastor Guy Cagle officiating. Frankie will be laid to rest at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Pallbearers will be: Charlie Pitts, Quinton Pitts, Stephen Kilgore, Richard Kilgore, Jr., Teally White, Michael Gore and David Gore. Honorary Bearers will be: Billy Jack Lee, Danny Choate, Jr., Franklin Gore, Charles Dewayne "Boo" James, Korrey James and Frank Gore Jr.

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

Imogene Gore

Imogene (Yocum) Gore went home to be with her Lord Sunday, July 18, 2010 in Oklahoma City at the age of 89.

She was born in Bristow, February 25, 1921 to Ethel Mae (Childress) Yocum and Walter Buel Yocum.

Imogene was a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker with a servant’s heart.

She loved creating delicious meals, working in her garden, sewing and entertaining family and friends.

She enjoyed her church and was a long-time member of Millwood Baptist Church.

Imogene is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 43 years, William Clinton Gore; sister, Clara Whitehead and brother, Delbert Lee Yocum.

She is survived by daughter, Marsha S. Gore; son, Larry P. Gore and wife, Lydia; grandchildren, Leisa L. Gore and L. Paul Gore and wife, Sydney; great grandchildren, Kate, Solome and Isaiah Gore; brother, Lester Yocum and wife, Juanita; sisters-in-law, Nadine Neal and husband, Richard, Pearline Gore, Frances Gore and Laverne Gore; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at the Matthews Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

 

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Billy Graham

Billy Ray Graham, age 81 and a lifetime resident of Konawa, Oklahoma, died on Friday, October 29, 2010 at his home.

Billy was born on July 6, 1929, to Pearl (Beddo) and Grady Graham in Vamoosa. He was a retired tool pusher for the oilfield industry.

He is survived by three sons, Roger Graham of Konawa, Jack Graham of Konawa, and Robert Graham of Konawa; five daughters, Peggy George of Konawa, Judy Cook of Ada, Brenda Graham of Konawa, Carrie Yerby of Wolf, and Falisha DeLoera of Konawa; two sisters, Wanda Brown of Byng, and Jean Litterell of Oklahoma City; fifteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Pearl and Grady Graham, and two brothers, Warren and Grady "Tuck" Graham

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2nd at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Rev. Mitch Williams, Pastor of Byng Assembly of God will officiate.

Pallbearers are Mike Burris, Josh Yerby, Alex DeLoera, Bobby Hudson, Willie Walton, and Billy Jack Graham.

Honarary pallbearers are Bill Armstrong, C.L. Bounds, Darrell Mackey, Mike Murley, Ralph Hamah, Rick Lowry, Carl Wyatt, Luther Brown, and Jim Litterell.

 

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George Gray Sr.

Funeral services for Wewoka native, George R. Gray Sr., 67, were held recently in Louisiana. He died on June 18, 2010, at his home.

He was born in Wewoka on April 29, 1943, to George C. Gray and Lillian Smith Boatman (Henry), and relocated to New Orleans in 1962 and has been a resident of Waggaman, LA for 27 years.

He married Iva Parker Gray and they were married for 35 years. They had three children, George R. Gray Jr., Maria G. Doelse and Chief Petty Officer Daniel H. Gray, as well as four grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Ive, siblings Donna Holland, Glenna Sneed, Barbara Crelia and Ed Boatman, and a host of family and friends.

George was a reader, he served in the U.S. Navy, was a First Class Chief Engineer for 42 years and a retired member of IOUE Local 406.

Cora Green

Wake Services for Cora Mae Green will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at Stout-Phillips Chapel, with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating and assisted by Rev. Bill Holbia.

The body will be taken at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to Sand Creek Eufaula for Wake Services at 7:30 p.m. .

Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, December 23, 2010 at Sand Creek Eufaula with Rev. Houston Tiger and Bill Holbia officiating.

Cora Mae (Lena) Green was born August 30, 1921, and passed away Sunday, December 19, 2010 in Holdenville, OK.

Ms. Green was a member of Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church and a sister leader helper.

She was a volunteer for OAP, a member of Seminole Nation Red Hat Society and was well known for her prize wining quilts,patch work, and cooking.

Her grandchildren will miss her Cherry-Banana Crème Pies Cora's favorite food was Pizza.

Preceding Cora in death are her parents Charlie and Winey (Joshua) Lena, husband Wesley Green Sr., brothers Willie, Joe, Tom, Robert, Edward, Frank Jacob,Lillie, and Reed Lena; sisters

Lillie, Elizabeth Douglas, Lucinda Lena, Betty Fixico, and Effie Bender, grandson, Christopher Merritt, three great-grandchildren, Cherokee Woods, Kyle Merritt, and Chad Merritt.

Survivors include: Children, Wesley Green Jr. of the Home, Vanessa Green, Ostie Merritt, Linda Martin, Ricky Woods all of Wewoka; Billy Merritt, Charles Merritt, and Oscar Bunner of Seminole; Mary Woods, Maud; Mose Merritt and Kizzie Green of Wetumka; Sister Mary Jane Lena, Wewoka; 28 grandchildren and 58 great-grandchildren.

Pall Bearers will be Paulo Gonzeles, Kevin Fields, Shawn Fixico, Roy Carpitcher, Tommy Culberson, and Phillip Yargee. Honorary Pall Bearers will be Grandson.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

Jimmie Gregg

Funeral services for Jimmie Dale Gregg, 68, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, are scheduled for Friday, March 26, at 2 p.m., in Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel. He was born September 5, 1941, in Wetumka, Oklahoma, to Hollis and Mittie Mae Gregg and died March 19, 2010, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

He was raised in Wewoka and graduated from Wewoka High School, in 1959. He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Vietnam War and a life member of DAV Chapter 39, in Midwest City. He graduated from OSU, in 1972, with an Associates Degree, in Radiation and Nuclear Technology and a Bachelor of Science, in Nuclear Engineering Technology.

Jimmie retired from Tinker Air Force Base and after reitiring in his leisure time his passions were building and flying RC airplanes, seeking out great deals, garage sales, making and fixing things.

Survivors include: his son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Marsha Gregg; daughter and son-in-law, Sherri and William Hollander; grandchildren Connor, Carsen, Ronin, and Edan, sisters Edna Knight, of Shawano, Wis., Mary Davis, of Oklahoma City, and Sharon Admire of Nacona, Texas.

Preceding him in death are his twin brother, Willie, and brothers, Richard, Donald, Howard, Wayne, and Cecil.

The Family request in Lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be given to a favorite charity.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Kenneth Griggs

Memorial services for longtime Holdenville resident Kenneth Ray Griggs will be held on Monday, May 17, 2010 at 10:00 AM at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Brandon Thetford officiating. He died on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Holdenville General Hospital at the age of 73.

Kenneth Ray Griggs was born January 29, 1937 in Hughes County, OK to Ray and Rachel (Moore) Griggs. Kenneth worked as a tree trimmer for many years and also work for the City of Holdenville for several years. Kenneth enjoyed working on lawn mowers and chain saws, gardening, watching baseball and wrestling and playing Moon in his younger days.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter, Jacklyn.

He is survived by four daughters, Margaret Thetford of Seminole, Ronda Ozeaetny of Oklahoma City, Khristine Griggs of Holdenville and Heather Dooley of Holdenville; two sons, Carl Griggs of Seminole and Donald Griggs of Holdenville; two sisters, Joyce Yates of Holdenville and Charlotte Hougland of Claremore, OK; two brothers, Jerry "Bud" Griggs of Jenks, OK and Paul Griggs of Empire City, OK; fifteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Kathryn Dixson Grisso

Longtime Seminole resident Kathryn Pauline Dixson Grisso passed away on Monday, October 25, 2010 in Guthrie, Oklahoma at the age of 84.

She was born on April 2, 1926 in Crosses, Arkansas to Samuel and Eliza Walker Gabbard.

Kathryn married Wiley Dixson on September 25, 1943 and he preceded her in death in 1971, she later married A.R. Grisso in 1980 and he preceded her in death.

Kathryn was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

She leaves to cherish her memories her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Jim Dixson and wife Pat of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Hill and husband Dr. Terry Hill of Norman, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, John Dixson and wife Jeanine, Jeramy Hill, Joshua Hill, Megan Hill and Shari deBlonk and husband Kyle, two great grandchildren, Bradyn and Maren deBlonk.

She is preceded also preceded in death by her parents, Eliza and Samuel Gabbard, seven brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 A.M., Friday, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Priest Robert T. Wood officiating. Interment will follow Sunset Memorial Park in Norman, Oklahoma. Pallbearers will be John Dixson, Jeramy Hill, Joshua Hill, Ed French, Albert Thompson, Joshua Hill and Kyle deBlonk.

Special Thank you the to Staff of Mercy Hospice and Willow Creek for all the love and care they have given to Kathryn and a special thank you to Joane and Linda.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest that donations be made to Merry Hospice, 4300 W. Memorial Road, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73120 in memory of Kathryn.

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

 

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Hattie Guest

Earlsboro resident, Hattie Mae (Cowan) Guest, 79, died Friday, January 1, 2010, at Hospice Quality Care, in Oklahoma City. She was born February 23, 1930, in Anadarko, to Emmett and Thelma Cowan.

She grew up on a farm in Watonga and later married Clarence Guest on March 11, 1950, in Oklahoma City. They later moved to a farm in Earlsboro.

She attended Fairview Baptist Church and worked many years in various fields of health care and retired from OU Health Sciences.

Hattie enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Clarence Guest

She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Johnson and husband Charles, of Earlsboro; son, Gary Guest and wife Peggy, of Seminole; five grandchildren, Landon and Angie Johnson, of Seminole, Kent Johnson and fiancé Angie Blakemore, of Grove, Heather Guest, of Oklahoma City, Allison Guest, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Lindsay Guest, of Norman; great grandchildren, Ethan and Sydney Johnson, Maddelann and Hunter Johnson, Ryan and Lily Blakemore; sister, Charlotte Chandler and husband Don, of Watonga.

Services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 5, 2010, at Resthaven Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Gay officiating.

 

Emral Guinn

Emral Lee "Papa" Guinn, 82 year-old longtime Saint Louis, Oklahoma resident passed from this life Saturday, October 16, 2010 at his home. He was born January 21, 1928 in Maud, Oklahoma to parents Delvy Emral Guinn and Gracie Ann (Lankford) Guinn.

He married Nelda Fern Moody on October 5, 1945 in Seminole, Oklahoma. Emral along with his wife started Guinn Oil Company in 1965.

Emral was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. Anyone who knew him knows that his generosity was unending and his kindness unmatched. Emral was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Maud he was also a member of the Maud Roundup Club; he was named "Oilman of the year"; he also served on Saint Louis School Board of Education for several years; he enjoyed showing his horses and had owned three of the top halter horses in the world according to the American Quarter Horse Association.

Emral leaves to cherish his memory one daughter and son-in-law, Wynema Marshalee "Winnie" (Guinn) and her husband Bill Buley of Saint Louis, Oklahoma; one chosen son, Jr. Williams and his wife Connie of Saint Louis, Oklahoma (Nelda always jokingly said, "She wore Jr. home on her boots and Emral just had to get use to him."); two granddaughters, Matonna and her husband Mark Haynes and Maleea (Montgomery) Brock all of Maud, Oklahoma; three great-grandchildren, Emral Layn Haynes, Matraya Erralee Haynes and TyLee Fren Brock; special niece, Airawona "Roshel" (Moody) Stobel and her husband Stewart of Lakin, Kansas and Christie Kay (Moody) McClaskey and her husband Gary of Maud, Oklahoma; step-grandchildren, Burl Buley and his wife Cathy of Franklin, Tennessee, Randy Kenyon and his wife Kay of Newcastle, Oklahoma and Jerrel Buley and his wife Shalisa of Harrah, Oklahoma; Jr. Williams daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Greg Beverage and their son Jase of Saint Louis, Oklahoma; and a host of other nieces, nephews and a lot of dear friends.

Emral is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 63 years, Nelda Fern Guinn who died April 29, 2008; one brother, Albert Guinn and Albert’s wife June Guinn; one sister, Erma Guinn; and by one sister-in-law, Rogean (Moody) Worl who died December 15, 2007.

A Celebration of Emral’s life will be held Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Seminole First Baptist Church located at 420 Reid Street in Seminole, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud, Oklahoma. Rev. Marvin Kehl and Glenn Williams will officiate the service.

Visitation will be held at Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud on Monday, October 18, 2010 until 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. – The family will receive friends at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

The family has requested that donations be made to the Maud Nutrition Center or to the charity of your choice.

Casket Bearers will be: Greg Beverage, Robert Lowden, Brandon Potts, Danny Hedge, David Smith and Mark Haynes.

Honorary Bearers will be: Dan Hamilton, Bill Buley, Kenneth Stalnaker and all of his oilfield buddies.

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

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

 

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William Haddican

William Paul Haddican, age 91, died at his home, in Seminole, Friday, March 12, 2010. He was born Sept. 29, 1918, to Walter Paul Haddican and Mary (Schmitz) Haddican, in Satanta, Kan.

He graduated from Satanta High School, in Satanta, Kan. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II where he earned the rank of Corporal. He also earned the American Defense Service Medal; American Service Medal; Asiatic Pacific Service Medal; and the World War II Victory Medal.

William married Dana Patricia Ramey in Liberal, Kansas, on May 26, 1950.

He is survived by his wife, Dana, of the home; daughter, Mary Patricia Haddican, of St. John, Kan.; son, Earl Ramey Haddican, of Earlsboro; and brother, Glenn Haddican, of Banning, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Maria Kennedy; and brothers, Eugene Haddican and Harold Haddican.

Visitation for William will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, March 14, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Graveside funeral services were scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, March 15, 2010, at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole. Rev. Gary Wilburn officiated the service.

The family request that donations be contributed in memory of William to a charity of your choice.

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

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

 

Wallie Haggard

Wallie S. Haggard, 92, Longtime Seminole resident died Thursday, June 3, 2010 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mr. Haggard was born October 16, 1917 in Yellville, Arkansas.

Mr. Haggard worked for the City of Seminole for over 19 years in the Sanitation Department; he also had worked for T.H. Lumber Company as a truck driver for a number of years.

 After moving to Seminole in 1941 from Arkansas he met and married Mildred Cassell and they were married May 2, 1952 in Bentonville,Arkansas.

Mr. Haggard is survived by his wife of 58 years Mildred Haggard of Seminole, Oklahoma. Two daughters Linda Chesser of Shawnee, Oklahoma and Bonnie Chesser of Seminole, Oklahoma, Three sons Tommy Barton of Shawnee, Oklahoma, James Haggard of Shawnee, Oklahoma and Larry Haggard of Seminole, Oklahoma and Several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his Mother Cecil Henderson, Step-father Ira Deen, Daughter Delores Carter and Half-brother John Deen.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at the Little Cemetery with Manual Rivas officiating.

Casket bearers will be Larry Haggard, Robert Haggard, Paul Norman, William Loudermilk, James Haggard, Tommy Barton, David Greene.

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

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

 

Arthur Haigwood

Arthur Lee Haigwood, 91, of Norman, Oklahoma, died Tuesday, February 16, 2010, in Norman, Oklahoma. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are with Havenbrook Funeral Home, in Norman, Oklahoma.

Mr. Haigwood was born June 1, 1918, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, to Mattie Lou Kinslow and Frank Haigwood. He graduated from Wolf High School, in Wolf, Oklahoma. He was a World War II veteran, serving with the U.S. Army Infantry. He worked in building maintenance at Oregon State University until his retirement. After retirement, Mr. Haigwood moved back to Oklahoma where he married Betty Cullinson.

Mr. Haigwood was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Betty.

Survivors include: his sister, Pauline Skinner, of Norman; great niece, Kristin Paige Skinner; and stepsons, Andy and Michael Cullinson.

Send condolences online to www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com/Obituaries.htm

 

 

 

Jimmy Halk

Jimmy Halk was born March 29, 1939 in Wewoka, OK to George Audros ( G.A.) and Velma Orel (Abel) Halk . He died on Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at his residence surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters Phylis Sharon Yahola and a baby sister, Baby Girl Halk.

Survivors include a host of relatives and friends.

Jimmy graduated from Butner High School and attended Oklahoma A & M College. He was a faithful longtime dedicated member of The Wewoka Church of Christ and loved spending time with children. He was employed as Retail Clerk for P. Magnum.

Memorials may be made to the Wewoka Church of Christ Youth Program or donations to any Children's Charity.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, June 28, 2010 1:00 p.m. at Wewoka Church of Christ with Aaron Alsbrook officiating and a private interment at Butner Cemetery north of Wewoka, Oklahoma

Pall Bearers are Dewayne Holland, Bryan Cain, Raymond Cain, Yogi Mackay, Mitch Potter, David O'Donnell.

Honorary Pall Bearers are Josh Bennett, Mark Holly, Ann Cain, Rita Cain, Darleen Potter, Cato Jones, Kerry Kincade and Bill Atwell.

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

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Vincent Haney

Longtime Seminole area resident Vincent Bryant Haney passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at the age of 47.

Vincent was born on April 5, 1963 in Claremore, Oklahoma to Dora (Bear) and Ernie Haney.

He graduated from Strother High School in 1981.

He was a member of the Hecete Band, Alligator Clan and a Seminole Nation Tribal Member. He was an avid OU and sports fan. He also loved music.

Vincent began his career with Exxon Mobile on July 10, 1991 where he was a production specialist in the recycling department for 19 years. He married Deanne (Miller) on November 23, 1999 in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Vincent was a loving and caring husband, father, brother, son, nephew and friend and will be missed greatly by all who knew him. He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Deanne Haney of the home, three sons, Colton Haney, Connor Haney and Zac Self and daughter, Kelsey Neconish all of the home. He is also survived by his mother, Dora Haney of Shawnee, three brothers and sister-in-laws; Tracy and Paula Haney of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, Stacy Haney and Mary Soap of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Eric Haney and Redena Colungo of Shawnee, Oklahoma, brother and sister-in-law, Billy Tiger and Dana Miller, aunt, Nora Lefthand and uncles, Porter Bear, Jr. Ron Bear and Jerry Haney, numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.

He is preceded in death by his father Ernie Haney and grandparents, Porter and Venus Bear and Willy and Winey Haney.

Wake services will be held Thursday, July 8, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday July 9, 2010 wake services will be held at the Hitchitee United Methodist Church beginning at 6:00 P.M.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 P.M., Saturday, July 10, 2010 at the Strother Gym with Pastor Randall Miller, George Mooney and Billy Merritt officiating. Interment will follow at Bear Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Steve Hill, Silas Hill, Aaron Bounds, Randy Sigle, Joe Victory, Jamal Kahalil and Jordan Haney. Honorary Bearers will be: Christian Tiger, Billy Tiger, Stacy Haney, Tracy Haney, Eric Haney, Mike Bear, Bennett Kline, Roman Bear and Sean Lefthand.

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

 

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Peggy Hanun

Longtime Seminole resident Peggy Jerhea Hanun, age 70, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at Unity North Hospital, Shawnee.

She was born Dec. 11, 1939, in Seminole, to Marcus Marion and Clara Jane (McKinster) Edgell.

She was a health care provider. She belonged to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Rebekah Lodge, and held the offices of Noble Grand and Vice Grand Lodge Deputy.

She married Jack Arnold Hanun on Nov. 30, 1993, in Seminole.

She is survived by her daughters, B.J. Irwin, of Henderson, Nev., and Charlynn "Bo" Jones, of Seminole; brother, Harold Edgell, of Seminole; sisters, DeWanda Edgell, of Seminole, Iola Brown, of Oklahoma City, Marketta Barnum, of Chinook, Ariz., and Carolyn Hopper, of St. George, Utah; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Carl and Daryl Edgell; and sisters, JoAnn Cooper, Mae Longan and Jessie Leachman.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, January 23, 2010, at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. Presiding will be President James Choate. Internment will take place at Little Cemetery, Seminole County.

Casket bearers: Billy Choate, Steven Choate, Paul Choate, Jason Choate, Wayne Cook and Rocky Watson.

Honorary Casket bearers: Carl Watson, Jack Mattingly, Jr., Robert "Sir Bob" Nance, George Higdon, Charles White and Bobby Woods.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen funeral home, Seminole.

 

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Joan Harber

Joan S. Harber died at her daughter’s home, in Grapevine, Texas, on Feb. 9, 2010. She was born Oct. 22, 1929, to Herman and Florance Swanson, in Oklahoma City. She married Glen Alton Traughber, in 1951, and spent the first few years of marriage in Tripoli, Libya, where Glen was stationed in the U.S. Air Force. Glen died in 1960. She married Richard Edwin Harber, of Seminole, several years later.

She was involved in many community projects in Seminole, including the Elks Lodge, OSU Extension Group and Community Service.

She is survived by her daughters, Gail Anthony, of Grand Junction, Colo., and Terri King, of Grapevine, Texas; three grandchildren; and brothers, Herman Swanson and Richard Swanson.

She was preceded in death by her husbands.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Oklahoma Home and Community Group, Sunshine Workers (OHCE), P.O. Box 470, Seminole, Oklahoma 74868.

Memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at the Historic Strothers Chapel, Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole.

 

 

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Mark Harber

Burial Services for Seminole native, Mark Harber, are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Harber was a resident of Burton, Kansas. He died at age 68 on December 8, 2009.

He was born in Seminole to the late Frank Hershell Harber and Willie Marie (Harmon) Harber.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, a brother, Frank Harber II, and a sister, Janie (Harber) Compton.

He is survived by his daughters, Staphanie York of Texas and Kelly McAllister of Kansas, a son-in-law, 3 granchildren all of Kansas.

Dorothy Harden

Dorothy Lola (Childs) Harden, 88, longtime Seminole resident died Thursday, October 07, 2010 in Seminole.

She was born September 4, 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri to Levi and Edna (Litreal) Jones.

Harden was retired from Seminole Hospital in the housekeeping and laundry departments after more than 20 years of service.

She attended the Freewill Baptist Church.

Harden was very active for many years after retirement.

She loved crocheting, fishing, writing poetry and drawing and doing cartwheels till the age of 69.

Her first husband and father of her children Ralph Homer Childs who died in 1987 and her second husband Orville Harden who died in 1997 preceded her in death.

Her parents, a sister, Sarah Bell Hall and four brothers Milton Jones, Benjamin Jones, Tom Jones, Lester Jones, also preceded her in death, along with two grandchildren, Le Queta Brookshier and Chris Shelton and one great grandchild, Joshua Brown.

Two sons, Ralph Childs of Cookson, and Jack Childs of Seminole survives her.

Two daughters, Freda Graalfs of Cookson, and Marie McElhaney of Vian, also survive her.

Fourteen grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren also survive her.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, October 11, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jim Lawrence will officiate the service with burial following at Little Cemetery.

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

 

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Leon Harjo

Leon Harjo former Seminole resident died on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at the age of 71 in Oklahoma City. Leon was born January 22, 1939 at Holdenville, to parents Benny and Effie Culley.

Leon was a former police officer and also worked as a general labor at the Civic Center in Oklahoma City.

Leon was preceded in death by his parents, Benny and Effie Culley.

Leon is survived by three sons, Larry Harjo of Moore, Leon Harjo and Tommy Harjo both of Oklahoma City. Two daughters; Tina Harjo, of Moore, and Tywanna Harjo of Jacksonville, Florida. He is also survived by three brothers; Johnny Bighead, of Seminole, Billy Hulbay and John Culley both of Kansas. One sister, Augustine Culley of Tulsa, Oklahoma, thirteen grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Wake service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, August 1, 2010 at the Seminole Nation Community Building in the Strothers community with the funeral to follow 10 a.m. Monday, August 2, 2010 at the Seminole Nation Community Building, Strothers. Interment will follow at the Harjo Family Cemetery in Cromwell.

Serving as casket bearers: Larry Harjo, Leon J. Harjo, Tommy Harjo, Christopher Bandy, Tommy Ray Bighead and Matthew Bighead. Honorary casket bearers; T-Ray Bighead, Johnny Bighead, Jonathan Bighead, Joshua Harjo, Christopher Harjo and Zac Peaney.

Messages of condolences may be sent to www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Buddy Harjo

Lifelong Seminole resident Buddy Keith Harjo, age 56, died Thursday, March 18, 2010, in Oklahoma City.

He was born Aug. 12, 1953, in Pawnee, to Isaac Harjo and Juanita (Little) Wise.

He was band chief and chairman of Hecete Band and also served as a council rep for Seminole Nation. He worked for New Horizon Nursing Home, in Konawa. He was a member of the Full Gospel Church and pastured for the Assemblies of God. He graduated from Midwest City High School and attended Haskell Indian College, in Lawrence, Kan.

He is survived by his mother, of Seminole; wife, Nancy Harjo, of the home; sons, Brian Keith Harjo Howe, of Round Rock, Texas, Buddy Harjo, Jr., of Wewoka, and Isaac Harjo, of Colo., daughters, Melanie Deatherage, of Seminole, and Anitra Rooks, of Calif.; brothers, Steven Harjo, of Seminole, Ronnie Harjo, of Seminole, and Howard Harjo, of Sapulpa; sisters, Rowena Gonzales, of Tulsa, and Amy Fixico, of Seminole and 12 grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, March 22, 2010, at the God’s Glory Temple with Rev. Don Ramsey officiating. Interment will follow at Tallahassee Cemetery.

Wake services will be held Saturday, March 20, 2010, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday Wake services will be held at 6 p.m., at God’s Glory Temple.

Pallbearers will be: Leo Moppin, Daniel Tanyan, Ronald Daniels, Steven Barnett, Ronnie Harjo, Jr., Neal Harjo, Adam Tanyan and Tony Fixico.

Honorary Bearers will be: Afton Hill, Brian Harge, Jerald Fixico, Junior Harge, Corey Davis, Tim Davis, Joel Davis, Siah Davis, Calvin Harjo, Terry Harjo, Randy Harjo and Jordan Gonzales.

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

 

 

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Jonell Harjo

Memorial Services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Sturday, August 28, 2010 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel for former resident Jonell Marie Robertson Harjo . Officiating will be Rev. Dan Factor.

Born August 15, 1985 in Oklahoma City, OK to Earl Ray and LaDonna Marie (Hilligoss) Robertson. She passed away Sunday August 22, 2010 at the age of 25 years in Ardmore, OK.

Jonell attended Wewoka High School and at the time of her death she was working for I-Hop restaurant. She enjoyed shopping, music, and playing with her daughter.

Jonell is preceded in death by her Mother Ladonna Robertson.

Survivors include her father Earl Robertson, of Wewoka, daughter Hailie Marie Harjo, brothers

John Hilligoss and wife Jamie of Cushing, OK; Jason Robertson-Beeler and wife Hollie, of Wewoka, OK: Sisters Desiree Morris of Wewoka, and Jennifer Harjo Knox of Norman, OK.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Luci Harjo

Luci Deere Harjo, 62, longtime Seminole resident died at her home on Friday, June 18, 2010. Luci was born on July 18, 1947 to Jackson and Inez (Mitchell) Deere.

Luci was a graduate of Seminole Public Schools and attended Seminole State College and also three years at the University of Oklahoma. Luci was a Seminole Nation General Council member for over 20 years and also served on the Seminole City Council for two years. She was a member of the Indian Nation Baptist Church in Seminole, she also was a member of the Seminole Democratic Women's League and Leadership Seminole.

Luci was the J.O.M. coordinator, Title 4 program, for Seminole Public Schools and the Director of J.O.M. for the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.

Luci was married to Jonah Harjo on January 31, 1964 in Seminole.

Luci is survived by her husband Jonah Harjo of Seminole, Five sons: John Harjo, Joey Harjo, Jeremy Harjo and Derek Harjo all of Seminole, and Mike Harjo of Wewoka, one daughter Celestine Leader of Seminole. A brother Larry Deere of Oklahoma City, and two sisters Kathryn Deere of Tecumseh, and Joanne Gentry of Pine Bluff, Wyoming also survived her. Fourteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive her.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Viewing will begin Saturday June 19, at her home at 900 W. Broadway Apt # 501 in Seminole, with a wake service on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 from 6-8 P.M. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Bill Barnett and Bill Hobia will officiate the services, and casket bearers will be Eric Browning, Zack Ragan, Hunter Harjo, Robert Deere, Jamie Ray Deere and Forrest Atkins.

Honorary bearers will be John Harjo, Joey Harjo, Mike Harjo, Jeremy Harjo, Derek Harjo, Joseph Harjo, Barney Leader and Jacob Harjo.

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

 

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Opal Harjo

Services for former Seminole county resident Opal Nanette Harjo, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2010 at Arbeka United Methodist Church, Okemah with Rev. Paul Fixico officiating and assisted by Rev Dave Long Jr. and Rev Abe Jackson and interment at TUKVPVCE Methodist Church Cemetery.

Wake Services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Arebka United Methodist Church at Okemah.

Pallbearers will be Virgil Harjo, Wilson Harjo, Arharlock Buckley, Sam White, Woody White, Mike Harjo, and Mihe- Coby Chibitty.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: D.J. Stephenson, Chebon Tiger, Noah White, and J.B. Smith.

Opal Nanetta (Coachman) Harjo passed away Monday, March 29th, 2010, at the age of 50 years in Tulsa, OK.

She was born April 9, 1959 in Claremore, OK to Joe and Nettie (McCullar) Coachman. She graduated from Butner High School and attended Northeastern College for 2 years.

Opal was a member of Arbeka United Methodist Church, Okemah and was adopted into the Ponca and Kiowa Tribes. She loved to be the head cook and spend time with her family and friends. Her grandchildren were the love of her life. She loved singing the Native songs.

On October 25, 1985 Opal and Vincent Mike Hajro were married in Okemah and to this marriage seven children were born.

Preceding Opal in death are her parents, son Chris Harjo, and two sisters Mary Helen Coachman,and Helena Tartsah.

Survivors include: Husband Vincent Mike Harjo, sons Tenetke C. Harjo of the home; Wilson Harjo of Prague; Virgil Harjo of Shawnee; D.J.Stephenson of Anadarko; daughters Mikka F. Harjo of the home; Jerrie L. Harjo of Prague; Deedra Tainpeah of Norman; seventeen grandchildren and -six great-grandchildren; sisters Pat Coachman of Earlsboro; Cindy Tainpeah of Paden; Margaret Battiest of Jenks; Penny Cleghorn, Apache; brothers Donnie Simpson of Wilson; Frank Coachman, Okemah; extended family Rev Thomas Roughface of Ponca Tribe; Rev Charles Quztone of Kiowa Tribe and Richard Tartsah Sr. of Kiowa Tribe.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

Ronnie Harjo

Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Ronnie Lee Harjo are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, April 1, 2010 at the Hitchitee United Methodist Church in Seminole with a burial to follow at Hitchitee Cemetery.

The service will be officiated by Thomas Little and Mildred Harjo.

A wake service will be held at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday wake services will be held at the Hitchitee United Methodist Church.

Harjo died on March 28, 2010 at Carl Albert Indian Hospital at the age of 53. 

He was born on August 5, 1956 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Isaac Harjo and Juanita (Little) Wise.

He graduated from Varnum High School and was a college graduate from Haskell Jr. College.

Harjo attended Hitchitee United Methodist Church in Seminole, he was a member of the Mekusekey Baptist Church.

He retired in 1992 from Law Enforcement where he served as a Police Officer at Elmore City, and worked security for Seminole Nation and Carl Albert Hospital and Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City, he was also a booking officer at Shawnee Police Department.

Harjo is preceded in death by father, Isaac Harjo, step-father, Roosevelt Barnett, brother, Buddy Harjo, grandparents Buddy Little, Alice Miller and Lonnie Harjo.

He is survived by his mother Juanita Wise of Seminole, three sons, Ronnie Harjo, Jr. of Moore, Terry Harjo and Randy of Oklahoma City, two brothers; Steven Harjo of Seminole and Howard Hugh Harjo of Sapulpa and two sisters Rowena Gonzales of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Amy Fixico of Seminole.  He is also survived by six grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be: Ramon Gonzales, Steven Barnett, Neal Harjo, Isaac Harjo, Anthony Fixico, Ray Jackson, Jerrald Fixico, Buddy K. Harjo, Jr.

Honorary Bearers will be; John Porter, Joe Ahhaitty, Bruce Harjo, Nathan Harjo and Percy Harjo.

 

Vincent Harjo

Former Seminole County resident Vincent "V. J." Harjo died on October 31st, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. V. J. Harjo was born August 14th, 1945 in Los Angeles California to Louis Harjo and Lucy Stewart Wolf.

He graduated from Sequoyah High School in 1966 and then attended Rose State College. He served in the US Army during the Viet Nam War.

V.J. was a member of Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa. V.J. married Peggy Sue Jones Harjo on October 6, 1967.

He is survived by his wife Peggy of the home, his children Victor Harjo of Stilwell, , Vanessa Tiger of Mid West City, Victoria Harjo Baldridge of Stilwell, and Robert Harjo of Stilwell. Other survivors include his Sister Lillie Mae Petete of Moore, and four Grandchildren.

V.J. was preceded in death by his parents, Brother Robert Wolf Jr.

Wake services are to be held Tuesday November 2, 2010 at 7 p.m. at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Services are Wednesday November 3, 2010, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. with Rev. Houston Tiger Officiating.

Interment will follow at the Davis family Cemetery in Sasakwa, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers are Vernon Harjo, Lloyd Harjo, Freddie Billy, Jose Rodriguez, Michael Tiger, Stefan Harjo, and Sam Starr.

Honorary Pallbearers are Robert Evans, Scott Petete, and Steve Petete.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Vincent Harjo

Former Seminole County resident Vincent "V. J." Harjo died on October 31st, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. V. J. Harjo was born August 14th, 1945 in Los Angeles California to Louis Harjo and Lucy Stewart Wolf.

He graduated from Sequoyah High School in 1966 and then attended Rose State College. He served in the US Army during the Viet Nam War.

V.J. was a member of Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa. V.J. married Peggy Sue Jones Harjo on October 6, 1967.

He is survived by his wife Peggy of the home, his children Victor Harjo of Stilwell, , Vanessa Tiger of Mid West City, Victoria Harjo Baldridge of Stilwell, and Robert Harjo of Stilwell. Other survivors include his Sister Lillie Mae Petete of Moore, and four Grandchildren.

V.J. was preceded in death by his parents, Brother Robert Wolf Jr.

Wake services are to be held Tuesday November 2, 2010 at 7 p.m. at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Services are Wednesday November 3, 2010, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. with Rev. Houston Tiger Officiating.

Interment will follow at the Davis family Cemetery in Sasakwa, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers are Vernon Harjo, Lloyd Harjo, Freddie Billy, Jose Rodriguez, Michael Tiger, Stefan Harjo, and Sam Starr.

Honorary Pallbearers are Robert Evans, Scott Petete, and Steve Petete.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Lillian Harjo-Morgan

Lillian LeeAnn Harjo -Morgan was born on July 25, 2010 in Buffalo, New York she passed away on July 25, 2010 she was one hour old.

She was born to Starla J. Harjo and Christopher Lynn Morgan

She is survived by her Godmothers Winter (Spunk) Coker and Jayla Snyder, Grandmother, Kathryn Harjo and Sheryl Crabtree and Grandfathers Kirk Fye, Paul Fredericks and Kenneth Hernandez, Sr.

Great grandmother, Fannie Hernandez, two aunts, Lani Fye and Hailey Hernandez, great grandpa, Thomas Jones, Sr., four uncles, Meche Harjo, Kenneth Hernandez, Jr, Kirk Fye II, and Sterling Fye.

Preceded in death by great grandmother Lina Harjo, Sylvia Harjo, great uncle, Lincoln Jones, great grandpa, Robert Hernandez.

Lillian will be taken to the home on Friday, July 30, 2010 at 601 N. Jefferson for wake services on Saturday, July 31, 2010 from 7 – 8:00 P.M. and Sunday, August 1, 2010 from 7:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 P.M., Monday, August 2, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Houston Tiger and Dorsey Nero officiating. Interment will follow at Harjo Family Cemetery in Seminole, Ok.

Pallbearers will be: James Fixico and Thomas Jones, Jr.

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

Claud Harp

Lifelong Shawnee resident Claud C. Harp, 81, passed away on Monday, September 13, 2010, at his home. 

He was born January 19, 1929, to O. G. and Sallie (Whitely) Harp in Shawnee.

A 1948 Shawnee High School graduate, he married Peggy Ann Tennyson, also a Shawnee graduate on September 1, 1951. They were married 59 years. They were blessed with four children. He was an original member of Cradle Row at Immanuel Baptist Church and remained a member his entire life.

Claud entered the U.S. Army in 1951 and was sent overseas to Yokahama, Japan. After serving his country he was discharged from the Army and returned to Shawnee where he became President of Harp’s Green Valley Farms for the next 25 years.

In the late 1970’s he pursued a new business challenge by becoming an independent oil man until the time of his death.

He was an avid golfer and a member of the Elk’s Country Club for many years. He loved OU football and followed the Shawnee Wolves all of his life.

In 2004, Claud was honored to be inducted into the Shawnee High School Football Hall of Fame.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers (Oliver Gordon, Jr., Gerald William, and Granville Gene), one sister (Virginia Nell), and his youngest son, Gerald Harp.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy, of the home; daughter Claudia and son-in-law Ernie Willis of Seminole; son Oliver Gordon and daughter-in-law Linda of Colleyville, Texas; and son David and daughter-in-law Terri of Shawnee. Sisters Rita Byram and Sallie McLaughlin. Seven grandchildren: Ernest and Megan Willis; Matthew and Luke Harp; Samantha, Courtney, and Taylor Harp and numerous nieces and nephews.

The casket will remain open until Noon on Wednesday and will not be opened for the services.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home in Shawnee with burial at Resthaven Memorial Park.

The family has designated the Building Fund at Immanuel Baptist Church as appropriate for memorials.

 

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Junior Harris

Funeral Services for former Sasakwa resident Thomas ( Junior) Harris Jr. are scheduled for 2:00 PM Friday, June 4, 2010 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robert Eberle officiating and burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Born October 24, 1923 in Sasakwa, Oklahoma to Tom L. Harris and Wayne Harland Harris. He passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at his residence in Ada at the age of 86 years after suffering a brief illness with heart disease.

On March 17, 1943 he married Alene Raye Spears in Konawa, OK and to this union three children were born.

Junior worked for the State Highway Dept thirty-three years as a truck driver.

Junior was a member of First Baptist Church Sasakwa, The Odd Fellows Lodge. He was an accomplished musician having mastered several instruments. Thomas was an avid knife collector for many years.

Preceding Junior in death are his parents Tom and Wayne Harris, brother Luther Harris, two sisters Jewell Bass and Fredith Clayton.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years Alene Harris, two sons Donnie Harris and wife Dee of Konawa; Thomas Harris and wife Pam of Edmond, OK: daughter Sondra Knight and husband Doyle of Midwest City; Six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be: Gary Welch, Steve Edwards, Bob Horton, Kris Norris, Charles Clayton, and Ted Eberle. Honorary bearers will be Dick Shelton, Sammy Estes and Grandsons.

The Family will receive guest for visitation Thursday June 3, 2010 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel from 6:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m.

A guest book is available at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Deidre Harrison

Deidre LeighAnne Harrison was born on December 26, 1999 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Autumn Harrison, Misselda Wolf, and Rex Hailey. Deidre passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2010 in Seminole, Oklahoma at the age of 10 years old.

Deidre attended Justice Elementary Schools where she was an active member of the 5th grade class. She was a member of Hilltop First Indian Presbyterian Church, Wewoka,.

Deidre loved music and to sing. Her favorite song to sing was "Jesus Loves Me." She had an infectious smile and touched all the people she met. Deidre will be missed by all her friends and family.

A wake service will be held at Hilltop First Indian Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 7 pm. Services will be held on Thursday October 7, 2010, 1:30 pm at the Justice Elementary School Gymnasium. She is being laid to rest at Wolf Family Cemetery near PG School.

She was preceded in death by Grandmother Karen Harrison, Grandfather Gary Harrison, and Great Grandmothers, Kizzie Tiger Wolf and Mary Moses.

Deidre leaves behind to cherish her memory: parents: Autumn Harrison, Misselda Wolf, and Rex Hailey, all of Wewoka, brothers and sisters, Ashlee Hailey, Steven Wolf, Rexton Hailey, Amy Hailey, Brittany Wolf, Ralston Hailey, Angel Hailey, Destry Harrison, and Jaden Burkhart, all of Wewoka, and Lauren, Marissa, Taylor, Allison and Jesse Coker, all of Wolf, Oklahoma, Grandmother Sharon Coker of Wolf, Great Grandfather Redmond Wolf of Seminole and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and classmates.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Harrison, Cameron Myers, Adam Farani, Craig Poafpybitty, Raymond Ward, Jr. and Jonathan Valdez.

Honorary Pallbearers will be William Harrison, Chris Bryan, Dylan Burkhart and Ryan Harjo.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

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

 

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James Hart Jr.

Funeral Services for long time Dentist Dr. James Darrel Hart Jr., are scheduled for 1 p.m., Wednesday, February 17th, 2010, at the Church of Christ, in Wewoka, with Aaron Alsbrook officiating and private interment at Oakwood Cemetery.

Dr. Hart was born in Madill, Oklahoma, December 12, 1915, to Dr. James Hart and Mary (London) Hart. He passed away Sunday, February 14, 2010, in Tulsa, at the age of ninety-four years.

After graduating from Wewoka High School, Dr. Hart attended the University of Oklahoma receiving a Bachelor of Science. He received his Dental license from Kansas University, in 1945

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and after discharge he served in the Reserve Unit.

While living in Wewoka he was very active with American Legion, Wewoka County Club, Fire Department, Volunteer Fire Department, was the Civil Defense Director, Church of Christ Elder, along with being a wonderful Husband and Father of four. He also loved carpentry and working in his yard. During the storm season he would watch for the tornados and invite the neighborhood to come to his tornado shelter. He was a very caring and generous man that loved to help people.

Preceding James in death are his parents; daughters, Betty Sharon Hart and Beverly Hart; grandsons Jason and Gregory Binghaml; sisters, Evelyn Hart Burrow, Mary Hart, Virginia Hart, Naomi Filson Ruth Hart Coxsey, and Melba Baram; brothers, Harold (Red) Hart, George Hart, and Alwayne Hart; son-in-law, Vernon Bingham.

Survivors include his wife, Allene of seventy-two years; son, James Hart III and wife Betty, of Ft. Worth, Texas; daughter, Janet Bingham McCabe and husband Jack, of Tulsa; grandchildren, Casey Bingham, Seth Bingham, Melissa DeJesus, Amanda Keller, Trey Hart, Rayne Fitzmaurice, Chad Hart, and Kendell Campbell; nine great-grandchildren and two on the way.

Pallbearers will be: Casey Bingham, Seth Bingham, Chad Hart, Trey Hart, Raj Shori, Chris Campbell, John Fitzmaurice, and Corby Davidson.

Honorary bearers will be: Jimmy Halk, Raymond Cain, Cato Jones, Eddie Neil, and Rowdy Kincaid.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An online guest book available at wwwphillipsfuneralservice.com

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Jerry Hause

Jerry Len Hause was born on Wednesday, May 22, 1935, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and departed this life at his home in Seminole, Oklahoma on Monday, July 19, 2010, at the age of 75.

Jerry, the son of Caleb Wilson and Marguerite May (Foster) Hause, was a long-time resident of Seminole. He was a graduate of Seminole High School, was a retired licensed plumber, and was a member of Faith Assembly in Shawnee. Jerry was married to Martha Lou Lee . His parents; two brothers, Bill and Wayne Hause; two sisters, Audie Brown and Betty Hause; and one son, Rodney Hause, preceded Jerry in death.

Survivors include wife Martha Hause of the home, sons and daughter-in-law, Reggie and Bonnie Anderson of Prague, Terry Hause of Oklahoma City and Jerry Hause, Jr., of Seminole, daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and John Minor of Oklahoma, sister and brother-in-law, Susie and Ronald Null of Seminole. Grandchildren, Shawn and Brandi Anderson of Prague, Ryan and Bryna Anderson of Prague, Terry, Jr., and Ciara Hause of Prague, Ciara Dodson of Texas and numerous great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m., at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with Rev. Kurt Beauford and Bro. Jimmy Cresap officiating. Interment will follow at the Paden Cemetery in Paden. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

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

Please visit www.ParksBrothers.net

 

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Timothy Hays

Services for Timothy Carlton Hays, 49, Seminole, are 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel in Ada, Mr. Steven Choate will officiate.

Mr. Hays died Sunday, October 17, 2010 at an Oklahoma City hospital. He was born November 14, 1960 at Holdenville, Oklahoma to Bobby Gene and Virgie Juanita Carlton Hays. He attended school at Seminole, graduated from Seminole High School and attended Seminole State College. Mr. Hays moved to Ada in 1983 from Seminole and in 1993, he and his family moved back to Seminole.

He married Elisha Roper on August 21, 1986 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Hays was a Wonder Bread Route-Man and he served as president of the Pleasant Grove School Parent Teacher Organization.

Survivors include his wife, Elisha Hays, of the home; two sons, Tanner Cameron Hays and Erik Matthew Hays, both of the home; his parents, Bobby Gene and Virgie Juanita Hays of Seminole; his brother, Jonathan Paul Hays, Alma; four nephews, Justin and Zachary Hays and Buck and Dakota Roberson; and a niece, Morgan Phillippe.

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

 

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Wilma Hembree

Wilma Faye Hembree, 91, former longtime resident of the Maud and St. Louis Oklahoma area, died Saturday, October 16, 2010 in the Coldwater Manor Nursing Home in Stratford, Texas.

Wilma was born December 13, 1918 in Bixby, Oklahoma to William " Bill " and Gladys (Hagaman) Holland.

Wilma married Alva Hembree on September 7, 1941 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was a longtime member of the Church of Christ in St. Louis, which along with her family was the love of her life.

Her husband, Alva Hembree of Stratford, Texas, survives her. One son Dan and of Stratford, Texas, one daughter Lucky of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren and a host of nephews and nieces and friends also survive her.

Memorial services are planned for 10 a.m. Thursday, October 21, 2010 at the Church of Christ in St. Louis, Oklahoma. Burial was at Cummings Cemetery in Maud, Oklahoma.

 

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De’Kaisha Henderson

De'Kaisha Dawn Henderson, a beautiful angel, left this world on September 24th, 2010. She was born on June 21, 2010 in Ada, Oklahoma, to Kori Dawn Lee and Deangelo Henderson. She was always happy, smiling and full of life.

She is preceded in death by grandfather Johnny Thompson Sr.; grandfather Arther Henderson; great great grandmother Ina Coley; Great grandfather Sam Houston Coley; Great grandfather Eldean Hodge; Great grandmother Billie Gaines; Great grandfather Herman Gaines; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

She is survived by her parents Kori Dawn Lee and Deangelo Henderson; brothers Daquarius Olden and Michael Lee II; sister Demariana Henderson; grandparents Tina and Wesley Jackson; grandparents Bill and Karen Gaines; grandparents Vernita and Robert Henderson; great grandmother Marilyn Hodge; great grandmother Fannie Thompson; Aunts and Uncles, Billie Gaines and Mike Oguinn; Randall Stumblingbear; Misty Bird; Stephanie Lowery and Deandre Henderson; Jennifer Olden and Chris Hutchison; Sam and Lynett Gaines; Robert Henderson Jr. and Candy Henderson; and Leshawn Henderson; Cousins, Faera Stumblingbear; Kiya Stumblingbear; Malachi Henderson; Darius Henderson; Serina Henderson; Anthony Hutchison; Belida Coley and Bryson Hutchison; Special Caregiver's Tonya and Melvin Craig; Nick and Nate Craig.

Pall Bearers will be Deangelo Henderson and Deandre Henderson. Honorary Pall Bearers will be Sam Gaines, Daquarius Olden, Nick Craig, Nate Craig, Malachi Henderson, Bill Gaines, Robert Henderson, Wesley Jackson, Melvin Craig, Stephen Olden and John Coley.

A wake service will be held on Monday September 27, 2010 at 6:00pm at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday September 28, 2010 at 2:00pm at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel. Messages of Condolences can be sent to the family at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Jeffery Hendryx

Longtime Seminole resident Jeffery Clyde "Jeff" Hendryx lost his battle with cancer at his home surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, January 15, 2010.

Jeff was born in Seminole, Oklahoma on April 4, 1955, to Clyde Edward Hendryx and Mary Imogene (Fleming) Hendryx.

Jeff made his living working in the oilfield. He ran a pulling unit, "The Grey Ghost," for his dad at Seminole Tank Service. He also ran a rig for K&H Well Service. As the oilfield declined he tried driving a semi cross-country but couldn’t stand being away from his family. Until he wasn’t able to work anymore due to the cancer Joe Mills Well Service employed him where he ran Rig #9.

Jeff spent many summers coaching summer league softball and baseball teams for his son and daughter. He loved spending time with his kids on the ball field.

His father, Clyde Edward Hendryx; his brother, Ronnie Hendryx; a brother-in-law, Charlie Kelley; and one nephew, Shane Hendryx, precede Jeff in death.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Imogene Hendryx, of Seminole, Oklahoma; the mother of his children, Gayla Hendryx Melton, who cared for him during his illness (they were married for 23 years); one son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Carissa Hendryx, of Seminole, Oklahoma; one daughter and son-in-law, Shelly and Joshua McCutcheon of Seminole, Oklahoma; two sisters, Susan Kelley, of Edmond, Oklahoma and Lori Cruce, of Seminole, Oklahoma; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Mike and Venus Hendryx, of Seminole, Oklahoma and Scott Hendryx, of Seminole, Oklahoma; one sister-in-law, Lois Hendryx (Ronnie’s widow), of Seminole, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, Mariah, Kaylynn, Steven, Haley Hendryx, Melissa, Caleb and Laura McCutcheon, all of Seminole, Oklahoma; nieces and nephews, Carrie, Hollie, and Jason Hendryx, all of Seminole, Oklahoma and Melanie and Brian Smith, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mary Alice Kelley and Charles Kelley, of Edmond, Oklahoma, Sarah Tooley, of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, Megan Goodman, of Seminole, Oklahoma, Ashleigh, Andria and Josh Torres of Seminole, Oklahoma; longtime friends Jim and Linda Malone, of Seminole, Oklahoma along with a host of other family and dear friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, January 21, 2010, at Bowlegs First Assembly of God Church, in Bowlegs, Oklahoma.

Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole, Oklahoma. Rev. Allen Wood, Rev. Roy Robertson and Rev. Mark Fox will officiate the service.

Casket bearers will be: Rick Jones, Jarod Collinsworth, Jose Prieto, Ronnie Gambell, Brad Schultz and Terry Renfro.

Honorary bearers will be: Roger and Lisa Mills, Rita Ballew, Bobby Mack, Jim Malone, Steven Hendryx, Caleb McCutcheon, Jimmy Bost and Jimmy Moreland.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Dr. Todd Kliwer and his favorite oncology nurse Debra as well as Heartland Hospice.

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

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

 

 

 

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Adeline Hess

Adeline Layaou Hess died on March 2, 2010, at age 94, at Bethany Manor Skilled Care Center, in Horseheads, N.Y., with family by her side. She was born on November 6, 1915, in Luzerne County, Pa., to Jennie Decker Layaou and Francis B. Layaou and was the oldest of thirteen children.

She was an educator and at one time or another taught in every grade from kindergarten to college level and was a State Coordinator of Public School Library Construction in Pennsylvania. Her first college degree was from Bloomsburg (PA) Normal School. At age 18, during her first year of teaching, she eloped with Charles Frederick Hess, Jr., and together they raised three children: Rev. Charles F. Hess III of Corning, NY, Donald F. Hess, of Liberty, Pa., and daughter and son-in-law Jane Adeline Hess Bonser, and Dr. Curtis H. Bonser, of Seminole.

She earned a B.S. from Mansfield (PA) University and a Masters in Library Science from Marywood College, Scranton, Pa.

During her career she was nominated and selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in American Women and was listed in that publication for 20 years. She was active her entire life in the Methodist Church and served as a Lay Speaker in several congregations.

Her husband preceded her in death, in 1978.

She is survived by her three children, seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, two brothers and one sister.

At her request, cremation will be followed by a Memorial Service at a later date to be announced.

William Hicks

Funeral services for William I. "Bill" Hicks are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 21, 2010, at the Chapman-Black Funeral Home Chapel in Cleveland, Oklahoma.

Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Cleveland, and is under the direction of Barnes Friederich Funeral Home of Midwest City.

Hicks died Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at the age of 85.

He was born to Carl and Alta (Schaffer) Hicks on February 6, 1925 in Skedee, Oklahoma.

Hicks was previously an Elder at the Cleveland Church of Christ.

His professional career included being a co-owner of Hicks Mobil in Cleveland, store manager for the Otasco in Cleveland, and he was also a pipeliner.

Hicks married Verena Mae Blaylock on July 20, 1952 in Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Alta Hicks; his wife, Verena Hicks; one infant son, Tony Hicks; one sister, Jane Osborn; and one brother, Ralph Hicks.

Hicks is survived by two sons, Stan and his wife Cathy of Wichita, Kansas, Steve and his wife Bobbye of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Anne and her husband David Boyett of Midwest City; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Edna Higdon

Edna V. Higdon, age 95, of Hutchinson, Kan., died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at the Hospice House, in Hutchinson. She was born Aug. 5, 1914, in Nowata, to William Thomas and Anna Bell Reddington Mills. She was a 1933 graduate of Wilson High School, and was a member of the Eastwood Church of Christ. She was a homemaker.

She married Dave Floyd Higdon on Oct. 18, 1933, in Wilson.

She is survived by her sons, Paul Tom, and Dave Higdon, all of Hutchinson, Kan.; sisters, Dorothy Davis, of Midwest City, Mildred Roe, of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Ida Mae Roe, of Godley, Texas; Imogene Esau, of Hutchinson, Kan.; seven grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and 1 great g grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters; and daughter, Norma Higdon.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 at the Elliott Mortuary in, Hutchinson, Kan. A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Seminole.

She will lie in state at Elliott Mortuary 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and the family will greet friends on Thursday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eastwood Church of Christ or Hospice and Homecare of Reno County, sent in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, Kan., 67501.

Friends may visit www.elliottmortuary.com to leave a condolence for the family.

 

 

 

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Terry Hill

Seminole resident Terry Hill died Tuesday, August 17, 2010 in Shawnee at the age of 65.

He was born on August 8, 1945 in Greenwood, South Carolina to Marion Hill and Patty (Sims) Hill.

Hill served in the United States Air Force from 1960 to 1966.

He owned and operated his own trucking company.  He loved gardening, the outdoors, his animals and loved his family.  He never met a stranger.  He attended New Life Church in Wewoka. 

He is survived by his fiance’ Rosa L. Nunnelley, four sons; Shannon Moore of Colorado, Gabriel Hill of Arizona, James Wilson of Seminole and Fred Wilson of Seminole; one daughter, Polly Harjo of Maud; brother, Randy Lee Hill of South Carolina and Kathy Smalley of Cummings, Georgia. 

He is also survived by 14 grandchildren.

Viewing will begin Friday, August 20, 2010 and a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Harjo officiating. 

 

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Blanchie Hill

Blanchie "Granny" Hill Wewoka, Oklahoma, died on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 in St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa at the age of 85 years.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, August 16, 2010 at God's Glory Temple in Seminole with Bro. James H. Rider II officiating and assisted by Nadine McBeth. Burial to follow at Abiding Glory (Alexander family) Cemetery, Ragen, Oklahoma.

Born December 22, 1924 in Ragen, Oklahoma to Joseph Guy and Eula (Greenwood) Alexander.

She attended Ragen public schools . In 1954 she and Roy McConnell united in marriage. Blanchie worked for 37 years as a relief operator for Big Yank Co. in Wewoka.

Blanchie was a member of the Chickasaw tribe.

She is preceded in death by her parents Joseph Guy Alexander and Eula Greenwood Alexander, step-father Moses Willson, daughter Patricia Lee Hill Grissom, son Gerald Wesley Hill, sister Angie Wiley.

Survivors include her husband of the home, sisters: Molsie Palmer, Nadine McBeth, and Wanda Chaffin; four grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and two great-great grand children; and a host of other relative's and friends.

Pallbearers are Scott Hill, Bill Grissom, Jay Hill, Zachary Parker, Harry Claytor, and Chris Parker

Honorary Pallbearers are Winston Hill, Joe Gatewood, Jason Claytor, Gary Don Loving, Tim Gravin, and Billy Grissom.

 

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Robert Hillmon

Robert lee Hillmon, 86, lifelong Seminole County resident, died December 2, 2010 in Oklahoma City where he had currently been living.

Brother Hillmon was the third of six children born to Ernest Hillmon and Marty (Brown) Hillmon, on November 7, 1924, in Jefferson TX.

He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church where he served as Trustee, Deacon, Sunday School Supt. And Sunday School Teacher.

Hillmon served in the army where he was a mechanic. He served from 1954 to 1956, leaving with an honorable discharge.

Preceding him in death are his parents and wife Christine Marie Ellen Hillmon.

He is survived by daughters, Laura Renee’ Hillmon, OKC, Wilma, Barbara Brown and Pamela Heron, all of Kansas City, MO.; sons Robert Hillmon Jr. Kansas City, MO. and sister Mary Crawford, TX. Also surviving him is 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A service will be held on December 11, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka. A burial and Friends Freewill Cemetery, in Cromwell. Rev. Lee Benson, Macedonia Baptist Church, will officiate.

Catharine Hinds

Catharine Julianne "Julie" (Wingard) Hinds, 72 year-old, longtime Seminole area resident died Friday, May 7, 2010 at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

She was born January 12, 1938 in Delphi, Indiana to parents Wilbur Wendell Wingaurd and Helen May (Bingham) Wingaurd.

Julie had lived in the Seminole area most of her life. She married Warren Lee Hinds on March 8, 1957 in Seminole and later moved to Shawnee in 1985. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Shawnee.

Survivors include one son, Charles "Chuck" Hinds of Lindsay, Texas; three daughters, Carol Haynes of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Debbie Gurley of Wewoka, Oklahoma and Judy Thomas of Garden Grove, California; three brothers, Sherman Wingard of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Don Wingard of Snowflake, Arizona and John David Wingard of Pryor, Oklahoma; two sisters, Susan Hickman of Lafayette, Louisiana and Mary Beth Harris of Arizona; twelve grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and a host of other family and dear friends.

Julie is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Warren Lee Hinds who died on January 15, 1993; two sons, Don Hinds and Larry Hinds and by one granddaughter.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery located north of Seminole.

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

 

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Ted Holt

Memorial Services for Seminole resident Ted Alan Holt are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday October 23, 2010 at Emmanuel Fellowship Church Seminole, with Pastor Tim Tate officiating.

Mr. Holt passed away Saturday, October 16, 2010 in Midwest City, OK at the age of 49 years.

Born March 4, 1961 in Modesto,CA. to Jess Leonard and Linda Ruth (Jordan) Holt. He moved to Seminole Oklahoma in December of 2009. Ted graduated from Riverbank High School in Riverbank, California.

Ted married Traci Lea Kilgore July 11, 1981 in Modesto, CA. and to this marriage three sons were born. Ted was a Builder and Welder by trade.

Ted loved to hunt, fish, and enjoyed cooking and loved good food. His number one passion was his family, he loved spending time with them. Ted was also very proud of his membership and leadership role in Alcoholics Anonymous Fellowship group. He is preceded in death by his father Jess Holt and brother Jesse Leonard Holt.

Ted is survived by his mother Linda Holt, wife Traci Lea Holt of the home, sons Ted Alan Holt Jr. and wife Brittanie of Modesto California, Trevor Jacob Holt and wife Amber of Seminole, Tyler Lee Holt and wife Kristyn of Shawnee Brother Randy Holt and wife Rhonda of Seminole, Grandchildren, Landon John Holt, and Makenzi Lynn Holt, Nieces and nephews, Justin, Lindsey, Taylor, Jesse, Jarrod, Austin, Thor, Brittanie, Jeff and Joey, and Jennifer.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Charles Houck

Charles Samuel "Sam" Houck, 63, a loving husband, father and grandfather went to be with his Lord Wednesday, June 16, 2010, after a long battle with rheumatoid arthritis.

Funeral Services are set for Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 2 p.m., Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole, OK. An Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Garden in Seminole.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Arthritis Foundation of North Texas, 6080 S. Hulen Ste. 360-222, Fort Worth, TX 76132.

Mr. Houck was born September 24, 1946 in Seminole, OK to Sylvester and Marie Houck. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era.

Sam was married to Donna Gale Hale on May 29, 1970 they moved to Tyler for a while and have lived in Fort Worth for the last 25 years. He was longtime employee of ARCO, Citgo and Explorer Pipelines.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester and Marie Houck and a brother, Paul Houck.

He was Survived by his wife of 40 years, Donna Hale Houck; sons, Adam Houck, Scott Houck and wife Ashley; brother, David Houck; sisters, Phyllis Casteel and Millie Castle; grandson, Preston Houck.

 

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Ken Houck

Longtime Seminole resident Ken Carlin Houck passed away on February 2, 2010, in Seminole, Oklahoma, at the age of 69.

He was born on August 15, 1940, to Clifford Clinton Houck and Drew Evelyn (Westerman) Houck.

Ken worked for Sloan Drilling as a rig driller where he retired in the early 1980’s.

He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and served in the Oklahoma National Guard.

He married Lavonia June (Lemmings) Houck on March 30, 1983, and she survives him of the home, he is also survived by daughter, Alicia McClanahan and husband Raymond, of Konawa; step-daughters, Cheryl Burns and husband Kelly, of Bowlegs and Jana Gaulph and husband Jammy, of Ohio; three sons, Kenny Houck, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, Carl Houck, of Kansas and Joseph Waterman; sister, Margaret Garner, of Maud, Oklahoma.

He is also survived by eleven grandchildren: Randy McClanahan, Nick and Brandon Burns, Kimberly, Bryan and Justin Gaulph, Kristen, Lauren and Bryan Houck, and Hollee Ryan. He is also survived by seven great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father; brother, Clifford Dewayne Houck; and step-daughter, Julia Deann Waterman. He was loved by many, many people.

A visitation is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 2010, at the Swearingen Funeral Home.

Honorary Bearers will be: Raymond McClanahan, Joseph Waterman, Kelly Burns, Nick Burns, Brandon Burns and Ron Snyder.

 

 

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Onita House

Konawa resident Onita (Payne) House, age 79, died Monday, March 22, 2010, at Jan Frances Care Center, in Ada

She was born March 18, 1931, in Waldron, Ark., to Lilly (Payne) and Sellus Payne. She married Robert House Feb. 24, 1945, in Waldron. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church, in Sasakwa.

She is survived by her sons, Aron Dale House, Rickey Lynn House, and Robert Rickman House, Jr., all of Konawa; daughters, Betty Stuckey, of Madill, Shirley Ann Briggs, of Webbers Falls, Janis Wheeler, of Ada, and Brenda Tatum, of Konawa, Oklahoma; thirty-two grandchildren, eighty-one great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, Darryl Wayne House, Jerry Don House, and Robert Leon House; one brother and four sisters.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, March 25, at the Assembly of God Church, in Sasakwa under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, in Konawa. Rev. Wesley Martin, Pastor of the Assembly of God Church will officiate.

Burial will follow at Crossroads Cemetery, in Sasakwa.

Pallbearers are: Scottie Agent, Weylon Holtman, Larry House, Bryan House, Justin House, and Eddie Hilmes.

Honorary pallbearers are: Dale House, Rickey House, Robby House, and Billy Stuckey.

Visitation is Tuesday and Wednesday at the funeral home from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. The family will receive visitors on Wednesday evening from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

 

 

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Wallace Huff

Wallace Beacher Huff, age 83 and a long-time resident of Konawa, Oklahoma, passed away from this life on Monday, October 4, 2010 at his home in Konawa.

Wallace was born on May 27, 1927, at Rocky Point in Sasakwa, Oklahoma, to Effie (Babb) and Zill Huff. He married Tenzie Lois Blackwood on February 9, 1951 in Konawa. He worked as a Control Operator for Enogex Natural Gas Company. Wallace loved to spend time on the farm, go fishing, listen to country music, and to be with his children and his grandchildren.

He is survived by four sons, Eugen Huff and wife, Peggy of Choctaw, Oklahoma, Joe Huff and wife, Karen of Macomb, Tim Huff and wife, Crystal of Stillwater, and Gerald Huff of Konawa; two daughters, Cindy Carpenter and husband, Freddy of Vamoosa, and Phoebe Harris and husband, Jeff of Sasakwa, two brothers, Louie Huff of Tehama, California, and Furmon Huff of Burleson, Texas; ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Effie and Zill Huff, and his wife, Tenzie Lois Huff.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Rev. Ed Bray, Pastor of Cross Timbers Church in Konawa will officiate.

Pallbearers are Shawn Green, Jeremy Green, Darrell Huff, Bert Harris, Bo Harris, Brad Huff, and Brady Huff. Honorary pallbearers are Amy Hale, Heather Clay, and Aubry Huff.

 

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Kenneth Hughes

Seminole resident Kenneth Hughes, age 51, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, in Seminole.

He was born Jan. 3, 1959, in Oklahoma City, to Bobby L. Hughes and Loretta C. (Sanders) Hughes. He moved to Seminole in 1987 from Midwest City. He was a roofer for Styles Roofing.

He is survived by his daughters, Misty Hughes, of Bowlegs, Patricia Hughes, of Purcell, and Christy Garber, of Oklahoma City; brothers, Tommy Wayne Hughes, of Holdenville, Billy Hughes, of Oklahoma City, and Jimmy Hughes, of Newalla; sister, Karen Hughes, of Seminole; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents brother, Gary Hughes; and sister Bobbie Williams.

Memorial services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Jimmy Moreland officiating.

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

 

 

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George Hulbutta

George Hulbutta died on Monday, August 30th, 2010 in Seminole at the age of 71 years.

George Hulbutta was born August 10, 1939 in Seminole County to Louisa Harjo Billie. He attended Limestone schools and was a self-employed mechanic. He was married to Louise Hulbutta and she precedes him in death. George was a fisherman.

George is preceded in death by his mother, daughter Yvette Hulbutta, brothers Lee Moses Sr., and Joseph Billie,

Survivors include his son Allen Hulbutta, sister Nell Starr of Wewoka, brother John Billie of Holdenville.

Wake Services for George Hulbutta are scheduled for 6 p.m., Tuesday August 31, 2010 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Houston Tiger and Sandy Harjo officiating.

Wake Services on Wednesday evening, September 1, 2010 at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church with Rev. Houston Tiger and Sandy Harjo officiating. The body will be taken to Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, September 2010 at Sand Creek Eufaula, with Rev. Houston Tiger and Sandy Harjo officiating, and burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pall Bearers will be Johni Billie Jr., John Starr, Mathew Armstrong, Joe Jacobs, Houston Tiger Jr., and Greg Tiger.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Terry Starr, Michael Starr, David Starr, Lee Otis Moses, Joseph Billie, Wallace Cully, and James Starr.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Sarah Hulsey

Sarah "Jean" Robbins Hulsey was born on February 11, 1942 in Cunningham, Texas to General "Lee" and Molly "Kate" Holbert.

She departed this life on April 26, 2010 at home surrounded by family and friends.

Jean enjoyed cooking for family and friends, but the true love of her life was her horses. She spent many hours trail riding and teaching her children and grandchildren how to ride.

She was a charter member of the original South Rock Range Riders round-up club and was also involved in the OHSRA.

She was a faithful member of Fairview Baptist Church where she enjoyed many friendships and was known for her pies, cakes, homemade hot rolls and hushpuppies.

She was preceded in death by both mother and father, her brother George Holbert, sister-in-law Jamie Sue Holbert and brother-in-law Alvin Lee Hulsey.

Hulsey is survived by husband of 20 years Rick Hulsey, son Montia Robbins, his wife Paula, daughter Dena Nipper, her husband Brian Nipper, 5 Grandchildren: Aaron Robbins, Jennifer Robbins-Wilson, Jack Robbins, Tierra Robbins, Chris Nipper and fiancé Kelsey Borcherding, Tanner Nipper; and 2 great-grandchildren, Hanna and Hailey; one sister Dixie Freeman and husband, Pat; mother-in-law Ruth Hulsey; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dennis and Sandy Hulsey, Billy & Jennifer Childress and Earl Childress; lifelong friend Mae Newell and many other family members and friends.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 30 at Fairview Baptist Church with Bro. Wayne Knight officiating. Burial will be in Tecumseh Cemetery.

The family will be at the funeral home Thursday evening from 5 – 7 p.m. to receive friends.

 

Henry Humbles

Henry Thomas Humbles, 60, of 2209 W. Howett Street, Peoria, Illinois; father of local resident, Tahasha Wilcots,  passed away at 9:24 p.m., Friday, October 1, 2010, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. 

Humbles was born February 21, 1950, in Alvaton, Kentucky, to Girline (Humbles) Johnson and Wallace Jewell.

Humbles attended Peoria Public Schools.

Following graduation he attended East Central University in Ada. For a number of years he worked in construction.

He was employed at Caterpillar Tractor Company, P & P Press, X-PAC, and last employed by FCA as a forklift operator.

Humbles accepted Christ at an early age, he was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father and stepfather, Sterling Johnson.

Humbles is survived by his mother, two daughters Tahasha (Von) Wilcots, of Wewoka, and Errica Jackson of San Diego, CA.; three sisters Regina Sutton of Inglewood, CA, Lynnette (Ronnie) Lee of Peoria, IL and Avis (Howard) Duncan of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, October, 8 2010 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 305 S. Madison Park Terrance where Rev. Alphonso Lyons will officiate.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.. He will be laid to rest in Lutheran Cemetery.

Family and friends will be received at 2209 W. Howett.

Simons Mortuary of Peoria, IL, is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Dwalia Humphreys

Dwalia Norma Jean Rowe Humphreys of Fort Worth, Texas died on Jan. 15, 2010, following a long illness. She was born Dec. 31, 1933, to Lucille and Raudy Rowe, of Seminole. Her primary career was that of a mother, followed by a long career as psychologist counseling neglected and abused children, in Texas and California.

She is survived by her siblings Ted, Eldine and Clois; children, Don Mark, John and Laura; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at Little Cemetery, in Little.

Services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

 

 

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James Huntley

Wewoka resident James Edward (Liddell) Huntley died Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at VA Medical Center, in Oklahoma City, after a battle with lung cancer.

He was born March 1, 1957, in Oklahoma City, to Quanzetta Huntley Carolina and Conway Liddell.

He attended Douglas High School, in Wewoka, and later enlisted in the United States Army. At the time of his death he was attending New Lima Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Martha (Gibson) Huntley; sister, Latoya (Cheatham) Huntley; and brothers, Joe Huntley, T.S. Huntley, Luther Liddell, Richard Liddell, and Larry Liddell.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday March 27, 2010, at First Baptist Church, in Wewoka, interment to follow at Westwood Cemetery, in Wewoka.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Gina Hurley

Gina Roseann Hurley of Seminole passed away from this world on May 15, 2010 at the age of 43.

The world received this loving and caring mother, fiancé, and friend on March 8, 1967 in Oklahoma City.

Gina was born to parents; Jackie Don and Barbara Ann (Sturmon) Harris.

From the beginning Gina knew she was to become a nurse, she attended and graduated from the University of Maryland as a registered Medical Assistant and a Phlebotomist.

She worked mainly in pediatrics because of her love for children.

It did not matter if they were her own or friends, she took care of them all. She came as a stranger but leaves behind many friends.

Gina was an avid fan of OU, U.F.C. and Chicago Cubs baseball.

She enjoyed cooking her "famous" Lasagna for all. There was never an empty stomach when she cooked.

Gina was preceded in death by her father, Jackie Don Harris, her biological mother, all her brothers and two sons.

Gina leaves behind to cherish her memories: one son, Bo Jack Hurley of South Dakota, fiancé, Eric "Chief" Coley of Seminole, her "mom" and "dad" , Rosetta Coley and William Coley both of Seminole and many special "brothers" and "sisters" she met during her short time with us.

She will especially be missed by all her "buddies" at Stan’s, her co-workers at The Seminole Nation and abroad.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 21, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Burial will take place at the New Coley Cemetery.

Serving as Pallbearers will be: Brent Hopper, James Crawford, Oscar Carpitche, Dion Wildcat, Michael Adams and John Brauning. Honorary Pallbearers will be her "girls" Minnie Hopper, Jenifer Crawford, Amanda Jo MacTavish, Stephanie Adams and Jerri Lynn Medlock.

Music will be presented by special friend, Terry Yarbough

We all love you and we miss you. Especially me "baby".

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

 

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Dean Huskins

Hershel "Dean" Huskins, 49 year old, Shawnee and former Seminole resident, passed from this life on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at his home. He was born May 20, 1961 in Bakersfield, California to parents Hershel D. Huskins and Jessie "Faye" (Jackson) Huskins.

He moved to this area from Fremont, California 31 years ago. He was a Senior Operator for the past 26 years with Exxon Mobil.

Dean married Melanie Armitage on April 9, 2001 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. They are members of the Highway Baptist Church north of Seminole.

Survivors include his wife, Melanie (Armitage) Huskins of the home; his mother, Jessie "Faye" Huskins of Earlsboro, two sons and a daughter-in-law, Brandon Huskins of Seminole and Joshua and his wife Samantha Gorum of Shawnee, two daughters, April Huskins and Kylie Huskins both of Shawnee, one brother, Dale Huskins of Seminole, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Anna and her husband Charles Allen of Canton, Ohio and Amber Hardin and her husband Dave Garrison of Eufaula, one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Leesa and her husband Ray Sandlin of Macomb, one grandson, Bricen Huskins of Shawnee, and a number of nieces, nephews and a host of other family and dear friends.

His father Hershel Huskins preceded Dean in death in 2007.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, October 14, 2010 at Highway Baptist Church located nine miles north of Seminole on Hwy. 99. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be: Brandon Huskins, Chad Huskins, Chris Huskins, Nic Hardin, Nathan Hardin and Mike Martin.

 

Honorary Bearers will be: Robert Allen and Nolan Hardin.

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

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

 

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Justin Hutton

Justin Earl Hutton, age 29 and a life-long resident of Maud, Oklahoma, died on Monday, August 23, 2010 at his home.

A graveside memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Friday, August 27, 2010, at Cummings Cemetery in Maud. Rev. Gary Wilburn will officiate. A memorial book is available to sign at Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa, Oklahoma.

Justin was born on October 9, 1980, in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Denice (Vasholz) and Dennis Hutton. He was a graduate of Maud High School and worked as a security guard at the Seminole Nation Casino on I-40 and Exit 200.

He is survived by his parents, Dennis and Denice Hutton of Maud; one brother, Jason Hutton of Maud.

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Robert Ilbery Jr.

Earlsboro resident Robert Lee Ilbery, Jr., age 63, died Friday, March 12, 2010, at St. Anthony Hospital, in Oklahoma City. He was born Nov. 26, 1946, in Mt. Vernon, Ill., to Robert Lee Ilbery, Sr. and Dorothy D. (Davis) Ilbery.

He graduated from Coalgate High School, in 1968. He had been involved in the Boy Scouts of America, 4-H, and the Future Farmers of America. Following graduation he attended Oklahoma State Technical School, in Okmulgee. He worked as a plumber until 2001.

He married Evelyn Gail Nunnelley, Sept. 16, 1970, in Okmulgee. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his mother, of Colgate; wife, of the home; sons, Kevin and Kyle Ilbery, both of Earlsboro; daughter, Krystal Davis, of Shawnee; brother, Steven Thomas Ilbery, of Coalgate; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Allen Cemetery, in Allen.

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

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

 

 

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Edna Inman

Seminole resident Edna Mae Inman, age 72, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, in Norman. She was born March 8, 1937, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Charles Theodore and Jessie Lorraine (Spears) Streeter. She came to Oklahoma from New York at an early age, where she grew up and later graduated from Wewoka High School, in Wewoka. She moved to the Seminole area in 1963, from Oklahoma City.

She was a Homemaker and later in life after her children were raised she bought the Right-Way Fence Company of Seminole and operated it from 1980 to 1995. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church, of Shawnee. Inman was a bird hunter and also camped and fished. She raised bird dogs and had two dogs that were Oklahoma Dogs of the Year and one that was a national champion bird dog. She was also the First Woman President of the National Bird Hunters Association.

She married Allen Leon Inman on Aug. 20, 1956, in Wewoka.

She is survived by her daughters, Teresa Baker, of Seminole, and Sheila Underwood, of Earlsboro; sisters, Vida Turner, of Noble, Donna Twiggs, of Choctaw, and Judy Hopkins, of Harrah; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Allen Dewayne Inman.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at the Temple Baptist Church at 1234 East Highland, in Shawnee, with Rev. Mike Craig and C.L. Thomas officiating and burial at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be: Lance Underwood, Clayton Underwood, Keith Carter, Kevin Carter, Cody Bennett, Andy Renegar, William Green and Todd Cheatwood.

Messages of condolences may be made on line at www. Swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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John Irick

John Merle Irick was born on July 20, 1954, in Prague, Oklahoma, and departed this life on Sunday, May 9, 2010, in Oklahoma City at the age of 55.

John, the son of John Lee and Elizabeth Lorraine (Eaton) Irick, was a resident of Little.  John graduated from Paden High School with the class of 1972 and received an Associate’s  Degree from Seminole Junior College.  

John worked for years at Grissom Implement in Prague and later at Wolverine Tube in Shawnee. 

He attended the Little Church of Christ.  His father-in-law, Alvin Russell, preceded John in death

Survivors include: his wife, Judy Irick, of the home; his parents, John Irick of Paden, and Betty Irick of Prague; sons and daughters-in-law, Shawn and Heather Irick of Little, and John, Jr. and Evi Irick of Prague; daughters and son-in-law, Suan and Rick Streater of Shawnee, Amanda Irick and Gary Davis, both of Edmond; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Sherry Irick of Choctaw, and Andy and Miranda Irick of Prague; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol and David Friend of Prague, Jeanne Irick of Arizona, and LeEtta and John Conway of Paden; five grandchildren, Shawn Irick Jr., Jace Streater, Payton Irick, Jenna Streater, and Emily Irick; and mother and father-in-law, Julia Roebuck and Phil Fields of Tecumseh.

The Irick family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Parks Brothers Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 2 p.m., at the Little Church of Christ in Little with Rusty Dawson officiating. 

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery in Seminole County. 

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

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

 Please visit www.ParksBrothers.net

 

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Leonard Irvin

 

Leonard Eugene Irvin, age 82, died at his home in Holdenville, Thursday, May 6th, after an extended illness. Leonard was born in Rule, Texas , to Boyce and Sarah Ann Irvin on June 27, 1927.

He attended schools in Texas and California .

After serving his country in the Navy, where he served four years, air force reserve for two years, he began 50 year career as a plumber and was licensed in four states.

He attained Master plumber status. He owned his own business in Avondale , Arizona , Omaha , Nebraska , and Konawa , Oklahoma .

He was avid reader, enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and especially dancing.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Alice of the home and two daughters, Kathleen, of Reno , Nevada , Lizzie of Omaha, Nebraska, three sons, Jeffrey of Hawaii, Thomas of Omaha, Nebraska, and John of New York City, 11 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

His family wishes to express their thanks to his caregivers, especially Julee Crawley of Heartland Hospice of Shawnee, for their loving, compassionate attention and support during his illness.

 

 

 

 

Bernice Jackson

Longtime Tecumseh resident Bernice Helen (Hurst) Jackson, 76, died Sunday, October 2010, in Midwest City.

By her family she will be remembered for raking her yard and gardening, her love for antiques and collectibles and her generosity. She will be greatly missed.

She was born in Gotebo, OK. on January 19, 1934, to Jesse James Hurst and Cora Mae (McQuillen) Hurst.

She was reared in the Seminole/Bowlegs area. She attended Seminole State College with an Association Degree in nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse until she retired from Seminole County Health Department.

She married Lemuel James Jackson Jr. in Seminole on Oct. 6, 1950. They have five children, David Lee Jackson and daughter-in-law, Pam of Tecumseh, Garry Joe Jackson of Tecumseh, Paul Kelly Jackson of Tecumseh, Sharon Kay Bade and son-in-law Jim of Boise City, Marita "Diane" Breeding and son-in-law Mark of Shawnee.

Eight grandchildren, Dalton and Travis Jackson, Robbie Jackson, Stephanie (Bade) Yoder, Russell and Sara Bade, Tony and Timmer Breeding and ten great-grandchildren, also survived by her brothers, Freddie and sister-in-law, Jeanette Hurst, Virgil and sister-in-law, Bobbie Hurst; sister, Verna Stewart; and sister-in-law, Raylene Hurst, and many nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Her parents and her dear brother Orville Hurst precede Bernice in death.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday October 8th at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

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

 

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Ralph Jackson

Former Seminole County resident, Ralph Elvin Jackson, 63, died on August 17, 2010. He was born on October 13, 1946 in Kansas City, KS to Edward and Evelyn Jackson (Guess) the second of four children. Ralph received his formal education through Sasakwa, Oklahoma school district graduating in 1969.

After graduation, Ralph enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War until he received Honorable Discharge.

Ralph moved to Kansas City as an employee of the US postal service downtown Kansas City, MO retiring in 1991.

Ralph was survived by his mother Evelyn Nichols, three brothers Edward Jackson, Floyd Jackson and Ronald Guess all of KCK. One sister, Sharon Duvernay of New Orleans. One daughter JaQuita "Pookie"Whitaker, two grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 from 9-11:00 a.m., at Salem Baptist Church 1820 North 11th Street Kansas City, Kansas.

A Religious Service followed at the Church at 11 a.m., with Rev. Tony Carter, Jr. officiating.

Interment at Leavenworth National Cemetery Leavenworth, Kansas at 1:30 p.m.

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Tony Jackson

Lifelong Seminole resident Tony Hubert Jackson died on October 8, 2010 in Seminole at the age of 49.

He was born on January 6, 1961 in Seminole to John Hubert and JoAn (Hilton) Jackson.

He worked as a manager in the restaurant industry. He was a member of the Living Word Church in Shawnee.

He married Patty Ferguson Jackson on May 23, 1985 in Bowlegs, and she survives him of the home.

He also is survived by two sons, Kristopher Jackson of Shawnee, and Steven Jackson of Seminole, one daughter Kathrynn Jackson of Seminole, and brother, Johnny Lee Jackson of California.

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

Memorial Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at the Living Word Church, 3831 N. Kickapoo Avenue in Shawnee.

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

 

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Wanda Jackson

Wanda Vivaree Jackson, 86 year-old, Seminole resident died December 9, 2010 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. 

She was born May 30, 1924 in Okemah to parents Barney Selfridge and Bertha Mae Selfridge.

Jackson graduated from Seminole High School in 1942. 

She went on to work as a welder in the California shipyards. 

In her early years she was a horseback rider and also sang and danced and always dressed up. 

Jackson later worked for Herman’s Pig Stand in Seminole for many years. 

She was also a member of the Chickasaw Nation. 

She married Fred Jackson on June 30, 2004 in Seminole after they had met at the Senior Citizen’s Center.

Survivors include her husband, Fred Jackson; three daughters, Charlotte Stout of Seminole, Cherie Bosnos and Linda Galloway both of Las Vegas, Nevada; five grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Her parents and several other family members preceded her in death.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole. 

Rusty Dawson will officiate the service.

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

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

 

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Mary Jernigan

Dr. Mary Lois Hodges Jernigan, 89, passed on June 27, 2010 at her home in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. Mary L. Jernigan was born in Ringling, Oklahoma on March 19, 1921. She attended a variety of schools throughout southern and central Oklahoma, including Seminole High School.

She married her high school sweetheart Arthur Oliver Jernigan Jr. of Seminole, OK in 1941. The Jernigans spent over 20 years both overseas and across the United States with the U S Air Force. During this time she raised a family of three children, obtained her bachelors degree from the University of the Philippines and taught elementary school.

As a second career, Mary returned to higher education, eventually obtaining a doctorate in 1969 from the University of Oklahoma in Early Childhood Education. Dr. Jernigan moved to a professorship at East Texas State University, now Texas A & M University – Commerce, from which she retired in 1986.

Dr. Jernigan was a renaissance woman in the sense that she had been everything from a hat model in the 1950's to a college professor and during the process she traveled the world. Learning and encouraging everyone else to learn was her life passion. Her last life lesson would be that when she is buried, "let it be with my faults, weaknesses and prejudices. Give my sins to the devil and my soul to God. If by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do all I asked, I will live forever."

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Arthur O. Jernigan Jr., her parents, Leo M. Hodges and Mary L. Vaughn Hodges and her sister Joyce Hodges Burpo.

She is survived by her sisters, Sybil Hodges Nelson and Jerry Hodges Ross, her three children James A. Jernigan and his wife Linda L. Jernigan, Mary E. Jernigan Smith and her husband Gene Smith and John O. Jernigan and his wife Tracey K. Jernigan. Mary is survived by her three grandchildren Kim Jernigan Barto and her husband Alan Barto, Calvin "Jack" Hobson and his partner Ben Russell and Coleman Jernigan. She is also survived by two great grandchildren Alec Barto and the future Kyler Barto.

Graveside services will be at the Little Community Cemetery, Seminole County, Oklahoma at 12 p.m. on June 29, 2010.

In lieu of flowers, the Jernigan family requests that donations be made to the Dr. Mary L. Jernigan fund at the OU Foundation benefiting the University of Oklahoma, Jeanne Rainbolt College of Education.

Donations may be made sent to: Dr. Mary L. Jernigan fund, OU Foundation: ICD is #31413, 820 Van Vleet Oval, room 100, Norman, OK 73019, 405-325-1266.

 

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Larry Johnson

Lifelong Seminole resident Larry Gene Johnson, age 62, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at St. Anthony Hospital, in Oklahoma City. He was born July 12, 1947, in Shawnee, to Charles Leonard Johnson and Mildred Virginia (Hedges) Johnson.

He graduated from Seminole High School in 1965 and went on to earn his bachelors degree from East Central University, in Ada. He also served in the Army Reserve for several years. He retired from Wrangler Jean Manufacturer in Seminole where he worked as an inspector.

He is survived by his mother; daughters, Kristin M. Johnson-Burns and Rebecca K. Johnson; and brother, Charles R. Johnson, of Earlsboro.

He is preceded in death by his father and brother, Jerry Johnson.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole. Eugene Johnson will officiate the service. Interment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole.

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

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

 

 

Larry Johnson

Larry Blaine Johnson was born on June 10, 1939, in Prague, Oklahoma, and departed this life on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 71.

Larry, the son of Robert James and Eldora Jane (Wallis) Johnson, was a life-long resident of Prague. He graduated from Prague High School with the class of 1957 and worked for Sears Roebuck for five years.

Larry's banking career began at Prague National Bank in 1963 as a bookkeeper. He worked his way up to become cashier of the bank and in 1979 was promoted to vice president.

In 1993, he was promoted to senior vice president, a position he held until his retirement in 2007. Throughout his career with the bank, Larry maintained his well-respected position in the Lending Department.

He married Tina Rochelle Fletcher on September 19, 1981, in Bald Knob, Arkansas. Larry was active in many community activities and was a member of the First Christian Church.

Larry's parents; sisters, Wilma Wilson, Doris Duncan, and Barbara Middleton, preceded him in death.

He was survived by his wife of 29 years, Tina Johnson of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Jerel and Staci Johnson of Norman; daughters and son-in-law Kimberly and Kevin Riggs of Prague; Jami Johnson of Norman; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Billie Johnson of Prague, sister, Hazel McDaniel of Seminole; two grandchildren, Kaitlin and Bo Wright Riggs of Prague, mother-in-law, Wanda Fletcher of Prague.

The Johnson family will receive friends on Friday, October 29, from 6 p.m. to 8:00 PM at Parks Brothers Funeral Home.

 

Memorials may be made to: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

825 N.E. 13th Street

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Prague with Pastor Susan Payne and Bro. Tim Emmons officiating. Interment will follow at the Prague Cemetery in Prague. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

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

Please visit www.ParksBrothers.net

 

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Mildred Johnson

Longtime Seminole resident Mildred Johnson passed away on May 28, 2010 in Seminole at the age of 91.

She was born on September 26, 1918 to Elbert and Zora Bell (Beard) Hedges in Lowell, Arkansas.

She married Charles Leonard Johnson on June 30, 1939 in Earlsboro, Oklahoma.

Mildred worked as a sales clerk for Newton Walls in Seminole for 40 years, she also sold Avon.

She leaves to cherish her memories her son and daughter-in-law: Charles and Debbie Johnson of Earlsboro, Oklahoma, daughter-in-law: Pat Johnson, Tulsa, Oklahoma, brother, Bentley Hedges, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and sister Betty Courtney of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death parents, her husband, Charles Leonard Johnson on December 11, 2002, two sons; Jerry Johnson in 1995 and Larry Gene Johnson on February 21, 2010 and a brother Harry Hedges.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Eugene Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Seminole, Oklahoma.

Sue Johnson

N. Sue Johnson, 75, longtime Seminole resident went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, April 30, 2010 at her home in Seminole.

Mrs. Johnson was born April 25, 1935, in Olustee, Oklahoma near Altus, to Travis Burliston and Rosa Mae (Lucas) Collums.

Mrs. Johnson was married to Ray Evans (Buzzy) Johnson on May 1, 1954 in Seminole.

Sue passed away just one day before their wedding anniversary, they were married for 54 years, and they now are spending their anniversaries together forever.

Before his death on September 22, 2008, they enjoyed fishing together, going to the casino and playing canasta every morning.

Sue was a beloved wife, mother, sister and friend. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

She enjoyed crocheting, making floral and memorial arrangements, cooking, working in her flower garden and spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren, which were the love of her life.

Sue was a member of the Bowlegs Baptist Church and was a Homemaker.

Two Daughers and son-in-laws, Becky and Roger Palmer of Seminole, Oklahoma and Brenda and Willis Deatherage of McAlester, Oklahoma, survive her.

She also is survived by one brother Leroy Collums of Eufaula, Oklahoma and one Sister Janet Reed of Wylie, Texas.

Sue is also survived by six grandchildren: Nathan Palmer and Rachel Palmer of Seminole, Bryan Deatherage of Red Oak, Oklahoma, Jeffery Deatherage of McAlester, Oklahoma, Kenneth Deatherage of Ada, Oklahoma and Elizabeth Hayhurst of Saginaw, Texas., and eight great-grandchildren including the newest addition to the family Natalie Rae Palmer.

Sue was preceded in death by her Husband, Ray Evans (Buzzy) Johnson, Her parents, Three brothers, Clinton, Jimmy and Clayton Collums and a sister La Della Hackler.

Services are planned for Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Little Chapel at Little Cemetery. Bill Chesser will officiate the services. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be Nathan Palmer, Roger Palmer, David Post and Joe Reed.

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

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

 

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Thomas Johnson

Thomas Charles Johnson, age 56 and a resident of Konawa died at his home on Tuesday, March 30, 2010.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa.

He was born on September 2, 1953 in Konawa to Kenneth Johnson and Helen (Albert) Johnson.

Johnson worked as a rough neck in the oilfield industry, and he enjoyed working on cars and fixing up his home.

He is survived by one brother, Terry Johnson of Edmond, and one sister, Sharon Marquardt of Livermore, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Helen Johnson.

 

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Wanda Johnson

Longtime Seminole resident Wanda "Joy" Johnson entered into eternal life on November 9, 2010 at the age of 71. 

She was born a twin on December 29, 1938 in Tahoka, Texas to Joe Bailey and Lillian Jones.

Joy attended Lubbock High School.  She married Londo Johnson on May 5, 1970 in Lubbock, Texas. 

They together operated Chief’s Burger Bin before moving to Seminole in 1973. 

Joy Worked for the First United Methodist daycare center until 1978 when she and her husband began caring for many foster children over 20 years. 

Joy later became a home health provider until her retirement.

Joy loved to cook and enjoyed spending time with her grandsons who were the light of her life.

Joy is survived by her daughter, Armanda Cravens and husband Chauncey Cravens of Wewoka; one son, Albert Johnson of Wewoka; three grandsons, Bryton Cravens, Damon Cravens, and Jayce Cravens all of Wewoka; two sisters, Bobbie Ellison of Lubbock, Texas and JoDean Williams of Aurora, Colorado; a host of other family including, Damon Bearden, Brian Bearden and Lisa Harris of Texas and a number of dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her, husband Londo Johnson on March 23, 2003; her parents Joe Bailey and Lillian Jones and her twin sister Ruby Foy Nelson in February 2010.

Family request that donations be made in memory of Joy Johnson to the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org or to the American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org.

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

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

 

 

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Charles Johnston

Charles Walter Johnston, Jr., 86, lifelong Seminole resident died Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Integris Seminole Medical Center. Charles was born November 7, 1923 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Charles Walter and Bessie G. (Bryant) Johnston.

Charles was a graduate of Seminole High School and The University of Oklahoma where he received a degree in Geology, after serving in the U. S. Air Force during World War II as a Flight Navigator.

Mr. Johnston was a Geologist in the " Greater Seminole Oil Fields", helping his clients find potential drilling sites and oil for most of his adult life.

He was a member of the American Institute of Professional Geologists, the Oklahoma Geological Society and the Oklahoma City Geological Society. He was also active in the Seminole community where he served on the Maple Grove Cemetery Association and was instrumental in helping with the restoration of the " Historic Strothers Chapel". He was an active member of the Church of Christ in Seminole.

Charles was married to his first wife, Arlene (Smith) Johnston, on April 9, 1945 in Seminole and she preceded him in death on March 10, 2003.

Charles later married Norma (Smith) Dollar on August 14, 2004 in Seminole.

His parents, two sisters and his son Senator Jeff Johnston and a grandson also preceded Charles in death.

His wife Norma Johnston of the home, a granddaughter Katie Roberts and her husband Richard, and three great grandchildren survives Mr. Johnston.

His sister Kaye Black of Weatherford, Oklahoma, two nephews and four stepsons, Michael Dollar of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Richard Dollar of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Lynn Dollar and Ronnie Dollar also of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, also survive him.

Funeral services are planned for Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at the Church of Christ in Seminole at 4200 Highway 99. With Chris Stinnett officiating.

Memorial donation may be made to Seminole State College Educational Foundation in memory of Jeff Johnston or the Maple Grove Cemetery Association.

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

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

 

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Bobby Jones

Konawa resident Bobby Glen Jones, age 71, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, at Valley View Regional Hospital, in Ada.

He was born April 14, 1938, in Sasakwa, to Lawrence James Jones and Estie (Price) Jones. He worked as a truck driver and was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church, in Konawa. He married Gwenolyn (Pickett), in Konawa, May 27, 1957. He married Mary (Brooks), April 9, 2004, in Sasakwa.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Brooks) Jones, of the home; sons, Johnny Jones, of Konawa, Michael Jones, of Seminole, and Eric Jones, of St. Louis; daughter, LaDonna, Bryce, of Konawa; brother, Claude Jones, of Luther; sister, Inetha Waters, of Sasakwa; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Gwenolyn Jones; infant son, David James Jones; and sisters, Sharon Kay Brock and Linda Sue Forbes.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, March 4, at the Pentecostal Holiness Church, in Konawa, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, in Konawa. Mona Fulks, Pastor of the Pentecostal Holiness Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Vamoosa Cemetery, in Konawa.

Pallbearers are: Johnny Jones, Michael Jones, Eric Jones, Gary Logan, Kevin Bishop, and Ronnie Lemmings.

Honorary Pallbearers are: Aubry Bryce, Sr. and Adam Hodges.

 

 

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Marjorie Jones

"Marge" Jones, Seminole, died on Sunday morning, May 23rd, at the age of 84. She was born on March 3, 1926.

A short service will be held at the home she loved at 600 E. Evans, in Seminole, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 29th.

She was formerly the Assistant Public Relations Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and then was the owner and Editor of a beauty industry trade paper, ‘National Beauty News’.

She was loved and she will be missed.

Mary Jones

Mary Jones, 71 year-old, longtime Seminole resident died September 20, 2010 at Baptist Integris Medical Center in Oklahoma City. She was born January 27, 1939 in Shawnee, to parents Roy Owens and Dorothy Marie (Chaney) Owens.

Mary Madeline (Owens) Jones grew up in the Tecumseh area attending Tecumseh Schools. She was of the Baptist Faith and had attended the Tecumseh Freewill Baptist Church.

Mary later managed the Redding Square Apartments in Oklahoma City. She has managed the Seminole Courtyard Apartments for over 20 years.

Mary is survived by, Allen Washburn of Tecumseh, two daughters and a son-in-law, Connie Allen of Seminole, and Sue Barkley and her husband Dion of Shawnee, one brother, Roy Owens of Seminole, one sister, Loretta Thompkins of Seminole, four grandchildren, Jarred Allen, Christy Lee, Caitlin Barkley and Trace Washburn; three great-grandchildren, Cody Dougan, Tyler Armitage and Hanna Lee; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Mary is preceded in death by her father, Roy L. Owens and by her mother, Dorothy Marie (Chaney) Owens Johnson.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, September 24, 2010 at Tecumseh Mission Cemetery in Tecumseh, Oklahoma with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

 

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Freda Kanard

Freda Faye (Snow) Kanard went to be with her heavenly Father on July 20, 2010 surrounded by her loving family.

Freda was born May 7, 1939 in Berryville, AR to Ira Marion and Margaret Jane (Guess) Snow. She moved to Wewoka when she was five years old. She was a graduate of Wewoka High School in 1958.

On October 16, 1959 she married J.C. Kanard and together they had three children Freda worked at the Wewoka Daily Times, Security Finance, Tower Loans and EZ Loans. She was an active member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church Holdenville, Ladies Auxiliary , and Children’s Church. She was well known for feeding her family and friends home cooked meals.

Survivors include her husband JC Kanard of the home, daughter and son-in-law Janet and Billy Douglas; Son and daughter-in-law Tommy and LaDonna Kanard; and son Jeff Kanard all of Wewoka. Grandchildren: Jennifer Douglas of Wewoka: Andrew and Ashley Douglas of Cromwell; Aaron Douglas of Wewoka; Kayla and Josh Cross of Wewoka; Taylor and Cayleb Kanard of Wewoka; Fiona and Michael Kanard of Wewoka; Sungie and Reagan Buck of Holdenville are all special grandchildren; one great-grandson Scotty Douglas and expected great- granddaughter in October. Sisters Thelma Foye of Leesburg, Texas and Hester Shepherd of Clearfield, Utah.

Preceding her in death are her parents, granddaughter Jaycie Kanard, daughter-in-law Crystal Kanard, brother Thomas Snow, sister Jessie.

Pall bearers will be Harry Gray, Jerry Snow, Andrew Douglas, Aaron Douglas, Taylor Kanard, Cayleb Kanard. Honorary Pall Bearers will be Men of the Faith Freewill Baptist Church.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 23, 2010 at Faith Free Will Baptist Church, Holdenville, with Bro. Earl Scroggins officiating and burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

 

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Arthur Kay

Arthur Lee Kay, 95, longtime Seminole resident died Monday, October 25, 2010 at the Integris Seminole Medical Center. Kay was born February 24, 1915 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma to Thomas Marion and Mary Ann (Briggs) Kay.

Arthur married Katherine Camilla Yancey on December 25, 1940 in Shawnee, they moved to Seminole in 1942 where they made their home. Katherine preceded him in death on April 19, 2001.

Arthur retired from Canadian Valley Electric in 1976 after working several years for them as a custodian. He was a member of the Coney Island Tabernacle in

He is survived by a daughter Camilla Harris of Seminole, and a son Arthur Glenn Kay of Livingston, Texas. Three sisters Armelda Randall of Tulsa, Lela McKey of Shawnee, and Mary Ruth Taylor of Chandler, also survive him. Four grandchildren, five great grandchildren and one great great grandchild also survive him.

His parents, his wife Katherine, three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, October 28, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Troglin officiating and burial following at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Ryan Harris, Randy Harris, Richard Harris, Frank Harris, George Huff and Junior Harris.

Honorary Casket Bearers are Doyle Brooking and Ray Harris.

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

 

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Robert Kay

Robert Lewis Kay, age 63, died Saturday, March 6, 2010, at his home near Porum. He was born Nov. 16, 1946, to William L. and Opal Mae (Holmes) Kay, in Holbert.

He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He worked in the printing business for many years. He married Janet Lee on Feb. 4, 2008, in Fort Smith, Ark., and was of the Baptist Faith.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Kay, of the home; sons, Patrick Cynova, of Gilbertsville, Pa., Tim Cassil and Robert Cassil, both of Oklahoma City; daughters, Charla Staples, of Tyler, Texas, Trina Werschky and Treva Phelan, both of Stroud, Christina Wise, of Harjo, and Debra Wise, of Seminole; 22 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

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

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the Wellston Cemetery, in Wellston. Services are under the direction of the Parks Brothers Funeral Service, in Chandler.

A guest book is available to share your memories on-line at www.ParksBrothers.net

Gearldean Kean

Longtime Seminole resident Gearldean Kean passed away on January 19, 2010 in Seminole at the age of 72. 

She was born on September 7, 1937 in Seminole to J.E. Robertson and Gladys R. Saxon.

She worked as a factory worker at Hayes Axle where she retired seven years ago then took up care giving.  She was a member of the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church. 

Geraldean was a nursery worker at the church and was loved by both children and adults.

She enjoyed and made wedding cakes and other occasions for friends and family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Kenneth L. Kean on June 17, 1996, two brothers, Terry and Jack Robertson, husband, Kenneth Kean, two sons, Jesse and Tom Kean and one grandson, Brandon Kean.

She is survived by her daughter; Regina Ridge of Seminole; four brothers; JL Robertson of Sasakwa, Jim Robertson of Hugo, Don Robertson, Seminole and Randy Robertson of Bowlegs; five sisters, Glenda Kelsey of Amber, Joyce Jones of Sasakwa, Carol Palmer of Bowlegs, Brenda Moody of Bowlegs and Barbara Bible of Wewoka; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2010 at the First Assembly of God Church in Bowlegs with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating. 

Interment will follow at Wolf Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be: Tommy Kean, Tori Kean, DJ Ridge, Jeremy Ridge, Earl Smith, Tonya Hohn, Steve Robertson, Donald Lee Robertson.  

Honorary Bearers will be: Ricky Smith, Misty Smith, Samantha Roney and Hunter Harjo.

 

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Joyce Kean

Seminole County resident Joyce Kean, age 58, died Monday, March 22, 2010, in Ft. Smith, Ark. She was born April 15, 1951, in Seminole, to Cecil James Driskill and Ethel (Moody) Driskill.

She graduated from Varnum High School, in 1968. She married Jerry Ray Kean on April 29, 1971, in Seminole. She was a member of Missionary Baptist Church, in Seminole.

She is survived by her husband; son, Justin Wade Kean, of Weleetka; daughter, Christina Renee Blair, of Muldrow; brother, Cecil James Driskill, of Shawnee; sisters, Edna and Velma, both of Oklahoma City, Virgie, of Norman, Clemmie, of Midland, Texas, Mary, of Austin, Texas, and Juanita, of New Orleans, La.; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, March 26, 2010, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery with Donnie LeForce officiating.

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

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

 

 

 

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Robert Kennedy

Funeral services for Robert "Bob" Andrew Kennedy was held Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 2:00 PM at the First Christian Church in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah.

Robert Andrew Kennedy was born July 12, 1922 in Okemah to Charles and Elizabeth (Long) Kennedy. He passed away Sunday, May 9, 201 at his home on Okemah Lake at the age of 87.

Bob had been a resident of Seminole and the Okemah area most all of his life. He and Vivian Sue Dodson were married March 10, 1995. Bob was retired from the Sun Oil Company, was a member of the First Christian Church of Okemah and enjoyed gardening.

He also was past grand master of the Seminole Masonic Lodge and also was a member of the Okemah Masons. Bob also served his county during WWII with the United States Army having served overseas in Southern France and Central Europe.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Athadean Kennedy (July 22, 1994); his parents; two sons, Terry Lee Kennedy and Scott Ellexson; and four brothers, Leonard, Charles Jr., Howard Kennedy, and James Dale Kennedy.

Survivors include his wife Vivian Kennedy of Okemah; one son, Larry Mark Kennedy and wife Melisa of Seminole; three daughters, Sabrina Sue Johnson and husband Sam of Broken Arrow, Shawna Kay Austin of Ada, and Deanna Ellexson of Coweta; one sister, Jewell Dick of Cathedral City, California; and 9 grandchildren.

Grandchildren will be serving as active pallbearers: Lauren Kennedy, Jake Ellexson, Zack Ellexson, Spencer Austin, Nathan Austin, Tyler Johnson, Jarred Johnson, Dexter Ellexson, and Max Ellexson.

Honorary Bearers include: Jim Nichols, Ron Stepp, Philip Landers, Pat Martin, Elmer Freck, Leonard Wilson, Orvel Wilson, John Swain, Bob Reilly, and Gerald Glenn.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Rev. Jeannie McMahan.

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

Robert Kernell Sr.

Robert Kernell, Sr., 87 year-old, lifelong Seminole resident died on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He was born December 11, 1922 in Rosco, Oklahoma (South of Seminole) to parents Lizzie (Johnson) Kernell and John Kernell.

Robert attended Bowlegs High School and later served in the United States Army during World War II where he earned a good conduct medal, World War II Victory Ribbon, and the European, African, Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon. He married Alice Brown on November 14, 1948 in Seminole.

Robert worked as a farmer and as an ordained Minister. He was Pastor of Mekusukey Baptist Church in Seminole County. Robert was also a proud member of the Seminole Nation (Nurcup/Harjo Band).

Survivors include his wife of almost 62 years, Alice (Brown) Kernell of the home; one daughter, Debbie Johnson of Bowlegs; one granddaughter, three great-grandchildren, as well as a host of other family and friends.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Robert Kernell, Jr. who died in 1993; two brothers, Eugene Kernell and Simon Kernell; four sisters, Leister Fife, Helen Colbert, Lula Jones and Bessie Walker.

Wake services are scheduled for 6 p.m., Friday, October 29, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, with Ed Jimboy officiating.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, with Rev. Dorsey Nero and Rev. George Harjocee officiating. Interment will follow at the Brown Family Cemetery in Bowlegs.

Casket Bearers will be Robert Colbert Jr., Lewis Fife, Richard Jones, Michael Narcomey, Hershel Hamilton and Roger Kernell.

Honorary Bearers will be Glenn Kernell, A.J. Brown, John Brown and John Kernell.

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

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

 

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Raymond Kilpatrick

Graveside services for Raymond Kilpatrick, 95, are to be held at 2 p.m., on Friday, May 7, 2010 at Lone Dove Cemetery in Sasakwa with Carl Wills officiating and Mike McGaha assisting.

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

Kilpatrick, 95, and longtime deacon of the Sasakwa Church of Christ, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010 in Holdenville.

Born October 1, 1914 in Broken Arrow to James Norman and Alice Ann (Todd) Kilpatrick, he grew up hunting and fishing with and helping his parents and eleven brothers and sisters.

He married his childhood sweetheart, Opal (Smith) Kilpatrick, on December 27, 1935 in Tulsa.

He worked more that 40 years in the oil industry in Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois and New Mexico, retiring to Sasakwa in 1975 near his brothers, Howard and Arthur.

There he raised cattle, gardened, fished and entertained his family and friends with stories of escapades with his brothers in the 1920's and 30's.

Kilpatrick was preceded in death by his beloved wife of almost 73 years, Opal, in 2008; his parents; five brothers; four sisters and a son-in-law, Bobby Barnes, and grandson, Terry Barnes.

He is survived by his daughters, Phyllis Jean Barnes of Tyler, Texas, and Wantha Grantham and of Sasakwa; a brother, Warren Kilpatrick; a sister, Marie Dietz; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

 

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Marjorie Kimbro

Marjorie Jane (Keil) Kimbro, 78 year-old, Seminole County resident died on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Solara Hospital in Shawnee. She was born on August 9, 1932 in Derby, Kansas to parents Clifford Keil and Jessie (Whitted) Keil.

Marjorie married Billy Joe Kimbro on September 7, 1957 she was a homemaker and was also of the Lutheran Faith.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years Billy Joe Kimbro of Seminole, one son, Michael W. Kimbro of Redmond, Washington; one daughter, Tracy K. Kimbro of Seminole, and a host of friends.

Her parents and one sister, Elizabeth Stephens, precede her in death.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

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

 

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Shirlee King

Services for Shirlee Ann King, 68, Ada, are 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Steve Gardner will officiate. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery, near Seminole, Oklahoma. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Criswell Funeral Home.

Mrs. King died Friday, January 29, 2010, at her home. She was born July 17, 1941, in Wister, Oklahoma to Ezra and Ionia Sluder Cauthron.

Mrs. King was an Administrative Assistant for the Pontotoc County Health Department, retiring July 1, 2007. She worked part-time the last six months at the Health Department as an H1N1 Clerk. Mrs. King also owned and operated King Tax Service. She was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Bob King, of the home; three daughters, Debbie Lemons, Seminole, Lisa Jacobson and husband Jeff, Knoxville, Tenn., and Julie Bender, Seminole; five grandchildren, a granddaughter whom she raised, Kimberly Dockery, Oklahoma City, and Nicole Kosineski and husband Brett, Adamstown, Md., Melanie Jacobson, Knoxville, Tenn., Steve Lemons and wife Chelsie, Sapulpa, and Jarrod Bender, Seminole; four great grandchildren, Paige and Payton Kosineski, and Anthony and Ashlynn Lemons; two brothers, Grady Cauthron, Oklahoma City and Harlon Cauthron, Overgaard, Ariz.; and three sisters, Retha Houck, Shawnee, Ruth Sillings, Tulsa, and Margaret Salazar, Shawnee.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl Jackson, on October 25, 1987; four brothers, Alvie Cauthron, Herchel Cauthron, Harrell Dean Cauthron, and Halbert Cauthron; and a sister, Lillie Cauthron.

The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Union Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 7, Ada, Oklahoma 74821.

Terry King

Terry Lee King of Shawnee,OK passed away Saturday, October 30, 2010 at the age of 47 years. Born in Panama Canal Zone and raised primarily in Oklahoma.

He dreamed of being a pilot as a child but instead chose to be a mechanic.

He loved cars and could fix anything. His raced his prized possession, a 1969 Chevy Nova.

Preceding him in death is his father Jimmy King of OK, maternal grandparents

Lloyd and Clarine St. Claire of North Dakota.

Survivors include his Mother Geraldine King of Wichita Falls, TX; wife Sharon King of fifteen years of Shawnee, OK; two sons Matthew and Michael King both of Midwest City; OK' brother Perry King of Ardmore, OK, ; Sister Sherry Roubidoux of Shawnee,OK ; Kerry Belcher of Oak Grove, Mo,, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Wake Services are scheduled for 7:00 PM Thursday, November 4, 2010 at Spring Baptist Church Sasakwa,OK.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Friday at Spring Baptist Church with Rev.

Bill Joe Harjo, and Rev Houston Tiger.Burial will be at Davis Family Cemetery in Sasakwa, OK.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Donnie Kinslow

On Monday, April 26, 2010, 91 year-old, Donnie Leon (Lamm) Kinslow of Cromwell journeyed from this life to join loved ones in eternal life. Beloved wife, mother, mother, in law, grandmother, and friend; her absence will leave a void. But that void will be filled with many warm and wonderful memories of a loving, kind, caring, hardworking woman whose passion in life was her family.

Donnie overcame many obstacles as a young girl. Her mother died when she was only seven, and her father, being ill-equipped to take care of a child, left her in care of neighbors. From the age of seven until thirteen; Donnie went from friends to aunts, to uncles, to an orphanage. She came to Cromwell where she stayed with cousins until she met and married Guy Kinslow when she was eighteen.

The way she was raised affected the way Donnie raised her own children. Her children and husband were her life. She was always there when they needed her, always ready to help, always involved in their lives and her grandchildren’s’ lives, and always ready to give a pat on the back. She would have been in earthly heaven had all of her children built a home and lived within walking distance from her.

A crafter for many her 91 years; Donnie’s house and the houses of her family and friends bear witness to her skill and creativity. As a seamstress (making prom dresses, children’s clothes, etc.) she was unsurpassed. When her daughters were younger, she and they would visit a department store and try on dresses that they liked. Donnie would sit and sketch the dresses, then recreate them at home. A lifelong crafter and seamstress; Donnie was also a prolific quilter.

Many family members sleep warmly beneath one of Donnie’s quilts. Her interest in sewing evolved into making clothing for dolls. That interest led to her collection of about 200 dolls. She continued acquiring dolls until 2009, when she then proclaimed she "had enough"!

Donnie was instrumental in helping establish the senior citizen center in Cromwell where she spent many joyful hours visiting, enjoying meals that were provided, and often playing dominoes with some of the regulars who play every day.

A member of Skyview Baptist Church in Okemah for several years; Donnie began her lifelong walk with our Lord at the Cromwell Baptist Church when she was 16.

Donnie held in great esteem her six children as well as their spouses whom she considered "her" children too. They are Klaus Kinslow (deceased), Kenneth and Sandra Kinslow of Cromwell, Ardith and Cliff Dillard of Colwich, Kansas, Hughlene and Curt Gillispie of Chase, Kansas, Carol Harris (deceased), and Barbara and Dennis Yeubanks of Cromwell.

Waiting to meet Donnie on God’s holy shore are her husband of 61 years, Guy Kinslow, son Klaus Kinslow, daughter, Carol Harris, granddaughter Kendra (Yeubanks) Ingraham, and great-granddaughter, Tia Ingraham.

Left to mourn her loss, rejoice in her reunion with her maker and celebrate her life are 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons, Stanley Williams, Carl Gillispie, Corey Yeubanks, Clay Yeubanks, Clint Yeubanks, and Kye Yocham.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home of Okemah and officiated by Pastor Charles Jones.

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

Christopher Kirk

Christopher Ray Kirk, 41 of Cleveland, Oklahoma passed away on Wednesday March 24, 2010 at his home in Cleveland, Oklahoma at the age of 41 years.

Chris was born April 10, 1968 in Ada, Oklahoma. He was the son of Vinson Ray and Carolyn Faye (Reeves) Kirk.

Chris attended Konawa Schools where he graduated in 1986. Shortly after graduating, he moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where he gained employment. In 2006, Chris was forced to retirement due to medical difficulties.

Survivors include, his wife Tiffany of the home, 5 children, Christina Nunn, Joshua Jackson, Kristin Cannon, Anthony Jay, and Kwyntin Kirk; father Vinson Kirk and wife Pam of Konawa, Oklahoma; 3 sisters Vallerie Vails of Henypenn, Oklahoma, Bridget Campbell and husband Mike of Konawa, Oklahoma, Misty Bowles and husband Todd of Konawa, Oklahoma; Paternal grandparents Steve and Mavis Kirk of Ada, Oklahoma; three grandchildren Rayle, Crash, and Izabella, as well as a host of family and friends.

Chris was preceded in death by his mother Carolyn Faye (Reeves) Kirk and maternal grandparents Carl and Faye Reeves.

Pallbearers were Mike Campbell, C.W. Mills, Mike Tichener, Dan Rainwater, Matt Kaussman, James Hambwreck.

Chapel Services were held at 1:00 Monday March 29,2010 at Chapman-Black Funeral home. Burial was at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Sumner, Oklahoma.

James Kittrell

James Daniel Kittrell (Danny) died Thursday, Dec.31, 2009. He was born to Virgil and Belva Jean Kittrell on June 24, 1959 in Oklahoma City. He joined the 745 MP Company Army National Guard in 1980, where he was later honorably discharged due to an injury.

He is survived by his mother, of the home; children, Heather Foster and Jack Kittrell; five grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Patricia Duggar, Ronald (Pete) Kittrell, Denise Factor, Regina Powell, Melonie Wellmaker, and Kenneth Woods.

Memorial Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at AKASVMR Baptist Church, Wewoka, with Rev. Dan Factor.

A potluck dinner will follow.

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

 

 

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Paul Kleckner

Paul Halbert Kleckner, longtime resident of Ponca City, passed Sunday, May 30, 2010 at the Sterling House of Ponca City. He was 93.

Paul was born October 14, 1916 in Morris, Oklahoma, the son of Phillip Harold Kleckner and Florence Wanda (Halbert) Kleckner.

Paul served his country in the United States Army. He was married to Elva Jamar Pride on September 26, 1937 in Seminole, where they made their first home.

Paul had worked for a time at the Chadwick Funeral Home in Seminole before beginning oil field work as a contract pumper. The couple moved to Ponca City in March of 1957.

Paul was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Ponca City where he served as deacon.

His enjoyments included telling jokes and in earlier years traveling and fishing.

He is survived by his son, Jack Kleckner and wife, Sandy, of Kingfisher, Oklahoma; his daughter-in-law, Carol Kleckner of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren, John Kleckner and wife, Kristina, Rachel Fitzgibbon and husband, Michael, Travis Kleckner, Jason Kleckner and wife, Mindy, and Jacob Kleckner and wife, Kristi; ten great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one son, Kenneth David Kleckner; two brothers, Frank and Don Kleckner.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 2010 in the Worship Center of the First Baptist Church, Ponca City with former Minister of Education, Rev. Larry Heslip presiding.

A committal service will follow at 4 p.m. at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole. Arrangements are under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.

Casket bearer will be grandchildren, John Kleckner, Rachel Fitzgibbon, Travis Kleckner, Jason Kleckner, Jacob Kleckner and Justin Kleckner. Honorary casket bearers will be Frank Suess, Tom Skaggs, H.T. Duff and George Ivie.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Oklahoma, 1904 North Union, Suite 103, Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601.

Mr. Kleckner’s guestbook may be signed at www.gracememorialchapel.net

 

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Lillian Knight

Former longtime Seminole resident Lillian Odessa (Moore) Knight died on June 14, 2010 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 95. She was born on November 1, 1914 in Seminole County to Douglas and Bessie Matilda (Carpenter) Moore.

She married her first husband and the father of her children Carey Dillman and he preceded her in death in 1959. She later married Orvil Knight and he preceded her in death as well.

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

She leaves to cherish her memories three sons; Roger Dillman of Manford, David Dillman of California and Charles Dillman of Sweeden. She is also survived by five grandchlden.

She is preceded in death by her parents, both husbands; Carey Dillman and Orvil Knight, brother, Glen Moore, sister, Edith Bates and one grandson.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, June 21, 2010, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, with Russell Vicars officiating. She will be laid to rest at Little Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 1001 N. Milt Phillips Avenue, Seminole, Oklahoma 74868

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

 

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Juanita Knoles

Juanita (Wood) Robertson Knoles, 97, and a former resident of Konawa, died on Friday, December 3, 2010, at Heritage Village in Holdenville, Oklahoma.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Monday, December 6, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Rev. Mitch Williams, Pastor of Byng Assembly of God Church will officiate.

Juanita was born on September 20, 1912 in Hazel, Oklahoma to Jessie (Norris) and Bob Wood. She married Johnny Robertson in 1921 at Hazel, and she was a Licensed Practical Nurse. Juanita was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by one son, Bobby Ellis Robertson of Choctaw, one daughter, Jane Hirn of Seminole, one brother, Leon Wood of Sulphur, and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Bob Wood; two sons, Darrell Eldon Robertson and Harold Eudon Robertson; one granddaughter, one grandson, one brother, Lonzo Wood; and five sisters, Louella Mensay, Lillie Griffin, Idel Wood, Velma Milsap, and Lois Pyke.

Visitaion will be Sunday, December 5th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

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Fred Kuestersteffen

Fred Joseph Kuestersteffen, Jr., age 48 and a long-time resident of Konawa, Oklahoma, passed away on Monday, July 12, 2010, at Valley View Regional Hospital after battling cancer.

A memorial service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 15th at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Rev. Pam Shirk, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Konawa, will officiate.

Fred was born on August 12, 1961, in Ada, Oklahoma, to Margaret (Abbott) and Fred J. Kuestersteffen. He graduated from Konawa High School in 1979. He was employed as a Civil Service Aircraft Inspector for Tinker Air Force Base for 23 years. Fred was also an environmentalist.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fred J. Kuestersteffen.

He is survived by his mother, Margaret Kuestersteffen of Konawa; two sisters, Brenda Phillips and Sherry Butler, both of Konawa; as well as numerous relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to:

OMRF

Cancer Research 825 NE 13th St.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104-5097

 

 

Mary Kyle

Mary Paula (Martin) Kyle passed from this life on October 15, 2010 at the home of her daughter, Mary Elizabeth in Temple, Texas following a valiant battle with cancer over the past three months.

Paula was born to William Paul and Myrtle (Becks) Martin at Harber Hospital in Seminole, Oklahoma on August 6, 1943. She grew up in the Butner community. where her father served as Superintendent of Schools from August 1944 until June 1961. She was active in the 4-H Club, her church, and played basketball in grade school and high school. Paula taught piano

Mary is survived by her three children. Mary, Martin and Rose all of whom live in the Belton - Temple area of Texas. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Cord Henley of Seminole, Victoria, Tanith, Jacob and Megan of Texas, and two great-grandchildren in Seminole.

She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Paul Martin of Seminole, her older brother, Don Martin and his wife Maria, of Seminole, and younger brother Michael Wade Martin of Wichita, Kansas, as well as a host of other friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her father, Paul in 1970, and by her paternal and maternal grandparents.

She was baptized into Christ as a teenager at the Church of Christ in Wewoka.

Private funeral arrangements are pending. In lieu of cards and flowers, for those who wish to honor Paula's life, the family suggests donations be made in Paula's name to The American Cancer Society, Hospice or your local church.

Paula leaves so many with priceless memories and the knowledge that her eternal soul is precious to God.

Special thanks are in order to the Church of Christ in Seminole.

 

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Fred Lacquement

Fred H. Lacquement, long time banker and resident of Wewoka, OK passed away on April 29, 2010 at the age of 90 years at Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, May 3, 2010 at The Wewoka First United Methodist Church, with interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery in Shawnee.

Fred was born August 1, 1919 to Frank Harold and Ona (Carpenter) Lacquement in Prague.

He graduated from Prague High School in 1937 while working with his father in a family grocery business.

He married Edna P. Simpson of Shawnee in 1941 and while waiting to be drafted into the armed services he became a bookkeeper for Prague National Bank.

He continued to work in finance for the military while serving in New Guinea and later in the liberation of the Philippines.

After honorable discharge from the military service, Fred was re-employed at the Prague National Bank.

He continued his business education at LaSalle extension University.

He purchased an interest in Stroud National Bank where he assumed full management responsibilities in 1960.

While in Stroud he was active in community government, many civic clubs, and an active member in the First Methodist Church.

In 1967 Fred and Edna purchased controlling interest in First National Bank, Wewoka.

He served as President and Chief Executive Officer until becoming Chairman of the Board in 1987. He remained in that capacity until his death.

He loved the community of Wewoka and the State of Oklahoma and was active in many civic affairs.

Fred was proud of his involvement with the Seminole Nation Museum serving as a board member many years.

He was a past President of Wewoka Chamber of Commerce, a 50 year member of the Oklahoma Bankers Association, and a 50 year member of the Lions Club, being honored with the Melvin Jones Fellowship.

In 1976 Fred was appointed by then Governor David Boren as a Director of the Oklahoma Industrial Finance Authority.

He served as Chairman of this board during the Bellmon Administration.

An appointment as an honorary Colonel of the Oklahoma National Guard was a cherished honor but his faith in Christ was the foundation of his life and he served faithfully the First United Methodist Church, Wewoka in many leadership capacities.

Fred was surrounded by many special friends and colleagues.

The employees of First National Bank were important in his success and treasured for their loyalty.

His caregiver's, Massa, Willie, Carlotta, Nancy, and Jerry were loving and devoted to his comfort.

The love and compassion of his many friends during his illness was source of strength for him and his family.

Preceding Fred in death are his parents, his wife Edna, six siblings and special friend Mary Claybrook.

Survivors include his two daughters: Donna and Dale Nichols of Wewoka, their children Drew and wife Amy Nichols of Norman; Deanna Beverage and husband Adrian of Oklahoma City; daughter Karen and husband Dan Garvey of Oklahoma City and their children; Anna Averling and husband Hans of Dallas, Texas; Katheryn Nimmo and husband Dusty of Norman; Alison Snider and husband Dan of Lyons, Colorado; eight great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Donations in memory of Fred Lacquement may be made to the Wewoka First United Methodist Church and The Seminole Nation Museum of Wewoka.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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J.T. Lawson

J.T. Lawson, 91, longtime Seminole County resident passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2010.

He was born on June 14, 1919 in Maud, Oklahoma to Mal and Pearl (Edgman) Lawson. He married Edna Louise (Thomas) Lawson on May 20, 1940 in Konawa, Oklahoma. They just celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary with their family and friends.

He graduated from Punkin Center and attended one year at ECU, he attended Wolf Freewill Baptist Church and served on the Wolf School Board during the 1950’s

He owned and operated Lawson Truck and Dozer Company and retired in 1995, he was also a farmer and raised cattle. He loved his catfish pond and keeping them well fed. He loved his family and especially his grandchildren.

He leaves to cherish his memories two sons and daughter-in-laws: Mike and Gayla Lawson of Seminole, Jim and Vivian Lawson of Eufaula and daughter Sue Nelson of Shawnee, sister, Kathleen Lane of Oklahoma City, he is also survived by six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister Verna Lewis in 1998.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Allen Wood. Interment will follow at Wolf Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Monty Yerby, Mark Newman, Larry LaRay, Bob Villines, Gary Aldridge and Tommy Hudson.

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

 

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Frances Lemmings

Frances Lee Lemmings, 88, former longtime Seminole area resident, died Saturday, February 6, 2010, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. She was born July 4, 1921, in Drumright, Oklahoma, to Jesse and Ola Marie (Houchen) Edney.

Frances grew up in the Shawnee area and attended Grove School. She married Alton W. Lemmings on July 20, 1937, in Little, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death in 1995. She spent most of her adult life in the Vamoosa area south of Seminole, Oklahoma. For the past 10 years she has lived in the Autumn House retirement home, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. She was a member of the Vamoosa Baptist Church and was baptized in 1958, at the Konawa First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Lemmings was a CMA for 13 years at the Tucker Nursing Home, in Konawa, Oklahoma. Her main calling in life was a homemaker. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who loved to take care of her family. She loved cooking for her family, canning, gardening, sewing, crocheting, quilting and playing dominoes were also among her favorite things to do.

In her earlier years she and her sister Vera were champion square dancers. At the Autumn House in Midwest City, Oklahoma she loved to bake pies for the nursing staff and remained very active up until the time of her death, by playing dominos and teaching sign language.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law’s, Ronnie and Jerry LaNita Lemmings, of Konawa, Jerry and Nancy Lemmings, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, and Paul and Vicki Lemmings, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; one daughter and son-in-law, Frances J. and Ronnie Jackson, of Midwest City, Oklahoma; twelve grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren also survive her.

Her parents; husband; son, Raymond Lemmings; sister, Vera Marie Giddens; and niece, Sandra Godwin, preceded Frances in death.

Graveside services are planned for 2 p.m., Wednesday, February 10, 2010, at Little Cemetery, with Rev. Tim Emmons of the First Baptist Church, in Prague, Oklahoma, officiating the service, burial will be at Little Cemetery.

Her grandchildren will act as casket bearers.

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

 

 

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Brandon Lena

Seminole resident Brandon Ross Lena passed away on July 28, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 28.

He was born on July 28, 1982 in Ada, Oklahoma to Alene Deere and Bobby George Lena. He graduated from Sasakwa High School and was a stocker at Seminole Wal-Mart.

He is survived by his mother Alene Deere of Seminole and father Bobby George Lena of Glenpool, , he is also survived by 5 sisters, Marget Leslie Lena of Carnargie, Leslie Deere Powell of Seminole, Maggie Lena of Seminole and Breanna Lena of Glenpool, four brothers, Wayland Deere of McAlester, Robin Lena of Seminole, Matt Lena of Glenpool, and Corbin Lena of Gleenpool, and step-sister, Annie Harjo of Glenpool and step-brothers, Russell Harjo and Billy Harjo of Glenpool,. He is also survived by two nieces Krystan and Tracey Powell and two nephews Daniel Benn Buckley, II, and a very special nephew Marcus Yahola.

Wake services were held on Monday, August 2, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at the Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church in Seminole.

Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at the Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church with Houston Tiger officiating. Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, Oklahoma.

 

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Jeremy Lena

Wake services for Jeremy Dean Lena are scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at AKASVMKV Baptist Church, with Rev.Dan Factor and Rev.George Harjochee officiating.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday November 2, 2010 at AKASVMKV Baptist Church with Rev George Harjochee officiating.

Interment will follow at Bird Creek Cemetery in Sasakwa.

Jeremy Dean Lena, age 21 years, was killed in a car accident Thursday afternoon near Sasakwa.

He was born on November 1, 1988 in Ada to Sterling Wood and Tonya Louise Miller.

He was a graduate of Thunderbird Youth Academy in Pryor.

At the time of his death he was employed by Victor Johnson Well Service.

Jeremy loved to fish, lift weights, watch football, and spend time with his nieces, nephews and family.

He is preceded in death by his sister Veronica Lena, grandparents, Robert and Wanda Lena, Bennie and Nannie Factor.

Survivors include his Father Sterling Wood of Seminole; Mother Tonya Louise Miller of Ada; Sisters; Stacy Lena, Sasakwa; Tawny Stewart, Wewoka; Adrianna Wood, Bowlegs; Rhianna Wood, Bowlegs, and Tiffany Carbitchee; Brothers, Monroe Carbitcher, Jake Carbitcher, and Brandon Carbitcher; Grandparents Mary Factor of Sasakwa: Anthonnette Jones, of Wolf; two brother-in-laws Greg Buck and Joseph L. Stewart; Nieces and Nephews: Wanda Lou Buck, Lena Mae Buck, Grace Stewart, Isaiah Stewart, Joseph Stewart III, Michael Stewart, En-Le-Te-Ke Buck; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Pallbearers are Joseph Stewart Jr., Greg Buck, Jordan Miller, Oscar Cellars, Stephen Harrison, and Moses Factor.

Honorary Bearers are Terry Cellars, and his nephews.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Robert Lennard

Robert Louis "Bob" Lennard, 90, longtime Seminole resident passed away Friday at the Norman Veterans Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

Robert was born on July 3, 1920 to Oscar L. and Minnie Lou (Crisp) Lennard in Morringsport, LA.

Mr. Lennard moved to Seminole from Dallas, Texas in 1989, while in Dallas he worked for the Internal Revenue Service as a Deputy Collector for 25 years.

After moving to Seminole he married Helen Ann (Ishmael) Jackson of January 28, 1989 at the First Baptist Church in Seminole,Oklahoma., where they were members.

Bob was very active in the Seminole and Shawnee Bowling Leagues, which he loved; he also was an avid bird watcher and raised birds.

Mr. Lennard proudly served his country during World War II, serving in the United States Marine Corp. He served from 1941 to 1945 as a sergeant. He also fought in the Battle for Iwo Jima during the war.

Mr. Leonard is survived by his wife Helen Lennard of the home in Seminole; a daughter and son-in-law Tanya and David Benson of Dallas, Texas. A stepson and his wife Ronnie and Linda Jackson of Waurika, Oklahoma and stepdaughter and her husband, Patsy and Wendell Hamilton of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive him.

One son Bill Lennard preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church in Seminole with Rev. Russell Vicars officiating. Burial will follow with military honors at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Grandsons will be casket bearers.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole and condolences may be sent to www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

Memorial donations may be made to favorite charity, or those connected with the U.S. Marine Corp. or Veterans Groups.

 

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Lois Lester

Asher resident Lois Marie (Blackwell) Lester, age 93, died Monday, March 8, 2010, at Sunset Estates Nursing Home, in Tecumseh.

She was born Nov. 13, 1916, in Ringling, to Joe W. Blackwell and Flora (Nell) Blackwell. She married Lewis Lester on March 20, 1937, in Grady. She moved back to Asher, from California in 1972, and she worked as a waitress. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, of Asher, and she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her son, Bob Lester, of Asher; daughter, Bonnie Allen Olive, of Asher; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; and fifteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Wayne Lester; sisters, Minnie Copeland and Zellar Davis; and brother, Nual Blackwell.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Thursday, March 11, at the First Baptist Church, in Asher, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, in Konawa. Burial will follow at 4 p.m., at Ringling Memorial Cemetery, in Ringling. Rev. Dwayne Johnson and grandson, Grady Lester will officiate.

Pallbearers will be: Grady Lester, Glen Lester, R.J. Duck, Mason Allen, Gary Allen, and Dudley Hornback.

 

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Marjorie Lester

Funeral Services for longtime Seminole resident Marjorie B. Lester are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2010 in the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gus Monreal officiating. 

Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery in Ada.

Lester died March 28, 2010 in Shawnee at the age of 86.

She was born on February 22, 1924 in Healdton to Elias Preston Nickens and Deloree (Penney) Nickens.

Lester was a nurse’s aide and homemaker. She was a member of God’s Assembly Church in Seminole and was a prizewinner at the County Fair for her cakes and candy.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Robert E. Huber the father of Jeremy, Dee Ann and Suzzettee, her second husband, J.A. Lester, the father of Jay A. Lester,  two sisters and a son-in-law, Jim.

She is survived by two sons; Jeremy Robert Huber of New York, and Jay A. Lester of Oilton; two daughters; DeeAnn Gurley of Seminole, and Suzzette Williamson and of Ardmore.

Nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren also survive her.

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

 

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Addison Lewis

Former Seminole resident Addison Darnell "Sunny Boy" Lewis, age 72, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010.

He was born March 3, 1937, to Willie Lee and Minnie (Woodfork) Lewis. He attended school at Booker T. Washington, in Seminole. He was baptized at an early age into the Galilee Baptist Church.

He joined the United States Navy in 1954; he served on the USS Yorktown until 1957. He was honorably discharged from the service. He lived at the Clinton Veterans Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole. Interment will follow with military honors in the Veterans section of Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole. Minister Jerry L. Grayson, Sr. will officiate the service.

Casket bearers will be: Samuel Woodfork, Sr., Samuel T. Woodfork, Jr., Kevin M. Woodfork, II., and Reginald Bass.

Flower bearers will be: Freda Woodfork, Karla Woodfork, Karoletta Woodfork and Kozetta Lucas.

Usher will be: Kellye Woodfork.

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

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

 

 

 

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Dianne Lewis

Dianne Lewis, life long Seminole, resident died on Friday, October 1, 2010 at Midwest City, Oklahoma at the age of 61.

Dianne was born March 13, 1949 at Seminole, to parents Cephus Lewis and Vina Dial.

Dianne was a retired Nurse’s Aid and a member of the Open Arms of Faith Church.

She is survived by three brothers; Denver Malone, Richard Cochran, Bennie Cochren. She is also survived by six sisters; Demple Tellie, Christeen Wimbush, Rovan Jenkins, Dora Thomas, Tillie Bizzell and Luretta Hornsby.

Dianne was preceded in death by her parents; Vina Cochran and Cephus Lewis, one brother, C.J. (Sockman) Morrison and two sisters, Clemmie Daniels and Birththeen Morrison.

Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole. Officiating minister will be Pastor Jonathan Simpkins, assistant minister will be Elder William Haley. Interment will be St. Matthews Cemetery.

Casket bearers are; Johnny Burner, L.B. Garfield, Kenny Berry, Ray Jackson, Ray Daniel and Donnie Hardeman. Honorary bearers are; Torris Louie, Patrick Thomas, Kevin Lonnie, Johnny Bizzell, III., Clarence Morrison, Jr. and Sammy Simpkins.

 

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Ricky Lewis

Graveside services for Seminole resident Ricky Lee Lewis are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 25, 2010 at Resthaven Memorial Garden in Seminole.

Revs. Bruce Benson and Jess Power will officiate.

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

Ricky passed away on Friday, January 22, 2010 in Seminole at the age of 51.

He was born to John Vandever Lewis and Wilma Jean Ross on June 3, 1958 in Seminole.

Ricky received his High School GED, and worked as an Auto Sales Consultant.

He was of Protestant faith.

Ricky is survived by his father, John V. Lewis of Seminole; two sons, Shannon Lewis of Seminole and Ryan Lewis of McAlester; four daughters, Amanda Lewis, Michelle Lewis, Ashley Lewis, all of Drumright, and Megan Lewis of Wewoka; one brother, John M. Lewis of Seminole; one sister, Barbara Lewis Hail of Hennessey; two grandchildren, Jordan Lewis and Kailee Lewis, and one on the way (a girl).

He is preceded in death by his mother, Wilma Lewis; and one sister, Anna Lewis Hail.

Pallbearers will be Shannon Lewis, Billy Hill, Donald Emmitt, Jeff Lewis, James Hail and Mike White.

Honorary bearer will be Ryan Lewis.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to "Recovery in Christ" of the Community of Christ Church on behalf of Ricky Lewis.

 

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Warren Lindley

Warren Lindley, 57 year-old, Hartshorne resident passed from this life on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at McAlester Regional Health Center he was born on Aug. 25, 1953 in Ada to Warren Elvin and Wanda (Bryant) Lindley. 

Warren grew up farming in Calvin and Stuart and graduated from Stuart High School in 1971.  

He married Clidia Guinn on Aug. 25, 1973 in Haywood.  

Warren started working in the grocery business in Stuart for Sam Rambo at Sam’s Grocery. 

He later went to college in Ada and worked at Safeway for Garland Nichols and later became manager at the Safeway store in Midwest City. 

While in Midwest City Warren read about a grocery store for sale in Hartshorne. 

He and Clidia bought the Hartshorne Market in 1979, later renaming it Lindley’s Grocery, and have operated the store since then. 

He was also a part of Misty Valley/Blue Valley Water Company, and had interest in many other business ventures in Hartshorne and the surrounding area. 

Warren also loved to ranch and believed in hard work and hard play. 

He always found time to play and spend quality time with his grandchildren, which included four wheeler rides that required numerous cookie breaks and scenic views, where large amounts of sugar and caffeine were provided before returning the kids to their parents. 

Warren loved OU sports, traveling and eating a good steak.  They also enjoyed spending time in Branson with their kids and grandkids.  He also relished his trips to Colorado with some of his best friends for golf and elk hunting.   He was loved by so many and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

 Warren is survived by his wife, Clidia Lindley, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Sassy Lindley of Seminole and Jason and Kristi Lindley of Hartshorne; one daughter and son-in-law, Kari and Bryce Lawson of Edmond; eight grandchildren, Tyler, Blake, Holli and Brett Lindley, Carter and Lydia Lawson, and Crewe and Savanna Lindley; his father, Elvin Lindley of Stuart; one brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Renea Lindley of Piedmont; one sister and brother-in-law, Becky and Robert Carlton of Atwood; his mother-in-law, Priscilla Guinn of McAlester; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry Shackleford of McAlester and Carolyn and Johnny Benedict of Coalgate; and several nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his mother.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at Hartshorne Elementary School Activity Center.  Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Hartshorne with Dr. Jim Utterback, Wes Brown, Ken Heupel and David Mass officiating the service.

Casket Bearers will be: Mike Williams, H.L. Dollins, Wes Brown, Dr. Jim Utterback, Dan Boren and Richard Leblance.

Honorary Bearers will be: Pete Vinzetta, Billy Ray Ziverk, Carl Voss, Ken Bass, Roi Nelson, Garland Nichols, Tracy Adams, Jimmy Russell, Mike Russell, Larry Morgan and Lee Morgan.

The family has requested that donations be made to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice.

Services are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home in Hartshorne, Oklahoma. Phone 918-297-2515

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

 

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Ivohne Lockhart

Ivohne Lockhart passed away on Friday evening, February 26, 2010, at Sunset Estates Nursing Home in Tecumseh, Oklahoma, at the age of 82 years.

She was the daughter of Elisha Lee Brown & Maggie Zella (Spencer) Brown, born on April 6, 1927 in Howe, Texas. 

Lockhart was brought up and attended schools in Seminole, Oklahoma and was a graduate of Seminole High School. 

She was married to Edgar ‘Buddy’ Lockhart in 1952 at Henryetta, Oklahoma. 

They settled in Seminole, where they have lived in the same home since 1955. 

 Lockhart worked for many years as manager of the Seminole Package Store. 

She was a very good dancer and won several contests, and she especially loved country-western style dancing. 

She loved listening to music, particularly in her later years. 

 She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two sisters, Wyma Jo Simple and Vera Belle Carroll.

 She is survived by one daughter, Terri Lockhart, of Tulsa;  one brother, Lee Brown, of Grand Prairie, Texas;  two sisters, Vivian Haffner of Seminole, Oklahoma and Joyce Moore of McMinnville, Oregon;  one son-in-law, William Ball, of Seminole;  numerous nieces and nephews, various other relatives and many friends.

 No services are planned.

 

Jay Long

Jay Hugh Long, age 94 and a resident of Konawa, passed away on Friday, April 30, 2010, at Holdenville General Hospital.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at Vamoosa Cemetery in Konawa, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

Rev. Ed Bray, Pastor of Cross Timbers Church in Konawa will officiate.

Long was born on August 1, 1915 in Konawa to Viola (Carriger) and Calvin Long. Jay married Sarah (Fiorica).

He was a member of the Carpenters Union, and he loved to talk and to tease. He also loved animals.

He is survived by two sons, James "Butch" Long of Whitefish, Montana, and Jay "Spike" Long of Spokane, Washington; one daughter, Toni Hansen also of Spokane Washington; one sister, Millie Gill of Whitesboro, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Viola and Calvin Long; one daughter, Rose Marie Seeberg, and one grandson, Kelly Seeberg.

 

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Rickey Long

Rickey E. Long, 56, of Cherokee, Kansas, died Wednesday, August 18, 2010, at Via Christi Hospital, Pittsburg.

He was born September 27, 1953, to E. M. and Joan (Reich) Long in Holdenville.

On April 24, 1981, he married Mary Long in Seminole. She survives of the home in Cherokee, Kansas.

Long worked as a roughneck and a truck driver for most of his life.

He was a family man who never shied away from hard work. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Long was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cherokee.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Joan Long of Sasakwa; three sisters, Darline Wyrick of Sasakwa, Jeannie Long of Konawa, and Nancy Dority of Sasakwa; two daughters, Jody Long of Cherokee, Kansas and Jamie Long of Cherokee, Kansas; two sons, Joshua Long of Cherokee, Kansas and Joseph Long of Pittsburg, Kansas; and five grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his father.

Services are set for 10 a.m., Monday, August 23, 2010, at the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, with Earl Russell conducting the service.

Burial will follow in the Cherokee City Cemetery, Cherokee, Kansas.

Friends may leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, Kansas.

 

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Clifford Lowery

Clifford V. Lowery, 81 year-old, Seminole resident who was born October 13, 1929 in Paden, died Sunday, December 26, 2010.

His wife of 60 years, their three children, one daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren survive Mr. Lowery.

Memorial services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

The family request donations be made to the charity of the donor’s choosing or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Phone 1-800-227-2345.

You may also contact them through their website at www.cancer.org please allocate the donation in memory of Clifford V. Lowery for "Lung Cancer Research".

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

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

 

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Jackie Lucy

Jackie Lavoy "Jack" Lucy, 68 year-old, life long area resident died Sunday Jan. 3, 2010, at his home in Tecumseh. He was born April 28, 1941, in Maud, to Robert Garland Lucy and Ruth Deloris (Pratt) Lucy.

He graduated from Harjo High School in 1958 and went on to serve our country in the United States Army. He later worked as an electrician helper until his retirement.

He is survived by his companion, Joyce Townsend, of Tecumseh; sons, Robert Garland Lucy, of Enid, and Hiley James Lucy, of Shawnee; brother, Paul Lucy, of Maud; five grandchildren; and step-grandson, Harley Burgess.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Garland "Loy" Lucy and Irvin "Leroy" Lucy; and sister, Luree Hudson.

Cremation services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home, in Maud.

Private family services are scheduled for a later date.

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

 

 

Raymond Lueking Sr.

Former Sasakwa resident Raymond Charles Lueking Sr., age 73, of Mustang, died Wednesday, morning, March 3, 2010, at Mercy Hospital, in Oklahoma City, with family and friends at his side. He was born May 16, 1933, in St. Bridget, Kansas, to Joseph Francis and Mary Agusta Leuking.

He was a retired (in 1972) Master Seargent in the U.S. Air Force, and served around the world, including both the Korea and Vietnam conflicts. He was also a self-employed farmer and the owner/operator of various oil leases.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Twila; and by a brother, Richard Leuking.

Survivors include three sons: Richard W., Michael K., and Raymond C. Lueking Jr.; two daughters, Janet L. Haberman and Bonnie L. Sellman; 12 grandchildren, two sisters, Marylou Boeckman and Rita Krammer; brother, Francis Lueking; and a host of friends and Air Force buddies. Six additional grandchildren also survive him, Joshua Genzer, Jessica Genzer, Danon Ginzer, Alia Genzer, Casha Yohe and Brea Todd; and many great grandchildren.

Cremation arrangements were by OK Cremation & Mortuary Service, of Oklahoma City. Burial and a graveside service with military honors are being planned for April in the Catholic Cemetery, at Lillas, Kansas.

Services will be held, at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 6, at Sasakwa Public Schools, in Sasakwa.

AnnaMae Luyster

AnnaMae Hart Luyster of Guyton, Ga died on September 12, 2010 at the age of 68.

She was survived by her husband John Luyster of Guyton, Ga., her sons Bobby Luyster of Seminole, Ok. and Ricky Luyster of Guyton, Ga.; her daughters Susie Jenkins of Rincon, Ga. and Cookie Mooreof Guyton, Ga.; her nine grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by her mother, Ann Hart, father, Alfred Hart, Sr. and brother Alfred Hart, Jr.

A private family service was held.

 

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Bertha Mainord

Bertha Marie "Mam-ma" Mainord was born on July 26, 1907, in Yale, Ks. She was "born again" as a Christian in February of 1923, and on May19,2010, after 102 years of blessed life on this earth , she moved into her brand new home in Heaven.

Her parents were Matt and Genevieve Bister, She also had two sisters, Margaret (Bister) Foster and Evelyn (Bister) Phillips. Her parents, sisters, and a nephew Tommy Joe Phillips precede her in death. She is survived by a nephew, Jim Phillips and his wife Rose, a great niece, and three great nephews and their families.

On July 8, 1925 she married Grover Mainord and he preceded her in death on Sept. 1, 1956. Wesley and Cecilia Mainord were Grover’s parents. They also precede her in death. Mam-ma lovingly referred to Grover’s mother as "Mother Mainord" and often quoted her words of wisdom to friends and family. Survivors from this family are Wanda McPherron of Midwest City, and Glover and Kathryn Mainord of Shawnee, and many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Grover and Bertha had 11 children, of which 8 are still living. The surviving children include: Hope and Bill Taylor of Broken Arrow , Oklahoma ., Marcine Roberson, of Seminole, Deloris and Floyd Jennings of San Angelo, TX, Gilbert and Minnie Mainord of Enid, Evelyn and James Stevens of Ardmore, Jim Fleming of Wewoka, Carolyn and Charles Dean of Norman, and Linda and Lynn Tipton of Euless, Tx. She also considered Joyce Mainord and Bayless and Earlene Rose as part of her family.

The children preceding her in death were Garland Mainord, Freda Fleming, and infant Glendon Mainord, Dean and Monroe McNally, Bill Roberson, and MaryAnn Mainord. Her surviving Grand Children included: Margaret and Cole Durham, Billy and Marie Moore, Lee and Judy Taylor. Wanda Pierce, Leroy and Mary Roberson, Steven and Leslie Roberson. Chuck and Theresa Plunkett, Gary and Sandra Mainord. Jean Horath, Rick and Penny Fritcher, Jackie McNally, Ginger McNally. Rick Jennings, Jim and Elizabeth Jennings. Kevin and Julene Mainord, Greg and Amy Morgan, Ron and Melissa Mainord, Chris and Leigh Arnold. Jesse and Debbie Figueroa, Donna Webb, Doug and Lena Stevens, Patty Stevens, Tony and Lorrie Gustin. Denise and Dale Davis, John and Dawn Griffin, Paul and Jan Harris, James (Sparky) and Beth Griffin, Mike and Dina Venable, Chris and Misty Crowson. Charles Jr. (Chuck) and Cassy Dean, David and Rhonda Kencyl. David and Loralie Hoggard.

Also surviving her are 67 great grand children and spouses, and 62 great great grand children. She has grandchildren and great grandchildren, which preceded her in death. Also surviving her are many, many friends of which includes her Church Family and the Darr Family which have been family friends for many years.

Mam-ma had many friends, and age didn’t make a difference. Most all of them knew her as Mam-ma. She loved to send cards, crochet afghans, and cook. Sending cards was her ministry. Recently she said, "I never ran out of stamps, nor cards, God always supplied." She always prayed over every card she sent that it would minister to the person.

At Christmas she would send approximately 100 cards and each card had a personal hand written message. She did this until 2008 when her health began to fail. She made many afghans for family, friends, and new babies, which brought her so much joy to give away.

She said "when I make an afghan I pray, cry, or sing as I stitch, and talk to God." She always wanted to be included in fixing a meal for a family. She often said her motto was "caring is sharing and sharing is caring."

She enjoyed sharing or giving what she had, and she would often quote the words to a song "If I can help someone along life’s way, then my living is not in vain." Her activity for life was church. She loved her church family and was "Mam-ma" to most of them.

She loved her Pastors. She had the privilege of having 2 generations of Pastors from the same family, Pastors Holly and Marie Robertson, were her Pastors when she was younger, and Pastors Roy and Deloris Robertson; the elder Robertson’s son is her Pastor now. She thought that was such an honor. She enjoyed recalling the times when pastors would bring their families to the Mainord house for Sunday Lunch and how much fun and fellowship they would have.

She had a heart for Pastors and believed you should treat them with great respect. Her delight was her family. She told everyone that would listen about her family, and how good they were to her. She would also tell you she didn’t have in-laws. When they married into the family they became a son or daughter. She kept a prayer list and a picture of her family next to it.

Each morning she would look at that picture, call their names in prayer, and then start with friends. Prayer was a big part of her daily life, she was a prayer warrior. If anyone called her with a prayer request she would always say "we’ll take it to the Lord in prayer, if He can’t fix it, no one can."

The last year or two of her life she would say, "I can’t do much, but I can still love and pray." She read her Bible, and often quoted special verses such as "godliness with contentment is great gain…" or "…hold on my child joy comes in the morning…," and her favorite "if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray…" When asked about her secret to long life "Mam-ma" would say "It pays to serve God," and when asked about her secret to raising a good family her answer was "I didn’t spare the rod."

As the family, we will miss our Mother and Mam-ma, but she left us with enough love, examples of living, and Godly wisdom that she will remain forever in our hearts. Her living was truly not in vain!

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Bowlegs Assembly of God Church located on Hwy 99 in Bowlegs, Oklahoma. Rev. Roy Robertson will officiate the service with interment following at Little Cemetery north of Seminole.

Pallbearers will be grandsons: Lee Taylor, Leroy Roberson, Steve Roberson, Gary Mainord, Jim Jennings, Rick Jennings, Kevin Mainord, Ron Mainord, Doug Stevens, John Griffin, James Griffin, Chuck Dean,

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Cole Durham, Billy Moore, Chuck Plunkett, Rick Fritcher, Greg Morgan, Chris Arnold, Jesse Figuerro, Tony Gustin, Paul Harris, Chris Crowson, Mike Venable, Dale Davis, David Kencyl, and David Hoggard.

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

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

Opal Malone

Opal Ruth (Sims) Malone, 89 year-old, longtime Seminole resident died on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 in Seminole, Oklahoma. She was born to Charles and Bessie (Moody) Sims on September 12, 1920 in the family home five miles north of Seminole. She was the fifth of six children.

Opal graduated from Varnum High School in May of 1938. She married Ivis A. "I.A." Malone on November 27, 1940. He preceded her in death in October 1977.

During World War II she worked at the Douglas Aircraft Plant (now Tinker Air force Base) in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

After the war she and her husband established a home at what now is 2506 North Harvey Road in Seminole. Two sons were born, Johnny W. Malone in 1950 currently of Norman, and Jimmy Malone in 1954 currently of Seminole.

After her children were older she went to work for Pioneer Nursing Home in the dietary department in 1968 and worked there until her retirement in 1992. In 1986 she was voted the employee of the year at the Nursing Center.

Opal was a lifetime member of the Church of God (currently Heartland Family Church) of Seminole. Her hobbies included spending time with her grandchildren and watching OU football.

Opal leaves to cherish her memories two sons, Johnny W. Malone of Norman, and Jimmy Malone of Seminole, two sisters, Elsie Castor of Seminole, and Hazel McCanless of Sealy, Texas; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a host of other family and dear friends.

Opal is preceded in death by her parents; her husband I.A. Malone; two brothers, Irral Sims and Merel Sims; and by her younger sister, Jewel Porter.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Oklahoma. Roger Brewer will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery north of Seminole.

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

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

 

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Christina Mariott

Former Seminole resident Christina Mariott, age 89, of Charleston, Ark., died Monday, Jan. 11, 2009, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born May 28, 1920, in Claremore, to Howard Pearle Ogden and Nancy Jane Brewer Ogden.

She was a homemaker, a member of Charleston First Free Will Baptist Church and the Dorcas Sunday School Class; Charleston Senior Citizens Center; Eastern Star; Charleston Garden Club and the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary.

She is survived by her daughters, Helen Gantt, Nancy Riddle, Martha Ullrich, and Debbie Phelps; sons, Charley Mariott, Jr., and Bill Mariott; brother, Howard Ogden, Jr.; 19 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Pall Bearers were: Larry and Michael Gantt, Joe Riddle, Jason and Marcus Ullrich, Todd, Nicholas and Aaron Mariott.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley Thomas Mariott.

Services were 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, at Charleston First Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Jackie Brown officiating and burial at Garden of Memories.

Rita Marks

Rita Marks longtime Wewoka resident died on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 53 years. Rita was born December 27, 1956 at Talahina, Oklahoma to parents Victor and Rhoda (Harjo) Hardy. She lived in Wewoka, Seminole and Konawa.

Rita was a member of the Birdcreek Baptist Church of Sasakwa. She loved sewing, making quilts, reading, working cross word puzzles, spending time with her grandchildren and gospel music. She loved being around all her children.

Rita is survived by sisters; Bernice Benefield of Oklahoma City, Leona and Jackie Mars of Golsby, and Bertha Hardy of Oklahoma City, the father of her children Raymond Marks of Wewoka. She is also survived by her children; Tarena and Josh Craig of Moore, Dujuania and Keith Adamson of Oklahoma City, Jeremy Ramone Marks of Cushing, A host of grandchildren. Rita is survived by aunt; Ruth Ludlow of Hugo, Oklahoma.

Rita was preceded in death by her parents, and daughter: Kristina Davis.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 2010 at Rock Springs Baptist Church of Sasakwa, with Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Jimpsey Harjo officiating.

Pallbearers include Phillip Aguleria, Anthony Eckles, Joey Mars, Victor Mars, Ronald Daniels and Leo Moppins.

Honorary bearers will be Gaylen Ludlow, Sam Battist, Ricki Battist, Robert Sampson, Daniel Tanyan, Adam Tanyan.

A Wake service will be held Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at Rock Springs Baptist Church.

Interment will be at the Carbitcher Family Cemetery
Seminole County, Ok

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

 

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Mickey Marsh

Mickey Madison Marsh, age 45, son of former Seminole residents Jerry and Sarah Marsh died Wednesday, Jan. 27, in Oklahoma City.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; son, Devin; daughters, Brandi and Micki; five grandchildren; mother; and sisters, Mandy Marsh and Jeri Beth Stafford.

He was preceded in death by his father and brother, Kyle.

Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, at the First Freewill Baptist Church, in Sulphur.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association.

Frieda Martin

Frieda Lee Martin, 73 year-old, lifelong Maud resident passed from this life Thursday, April 15, 2010 in Shawnee. 

She was born September 11, 1936 at Punkin Center near Maud, to her parents Rev. Lois G. "L.G." Martin and Eleanor (McCulloch) Martin.

Frieda has always been very active in her Church and her Family. 

She was also a very active part of her father’s ministry as he served the Lord as pastor of the Letha First Assembly of God Church located south of Seminole and later he became longtime pastor of the First Assembly of God Church in Saint Louis, Oklahoma. 

Frieda gave freely of her time and talent faithfully as the Lord led. 

Frieda was also a very active part of her family.  She was always helping her mother make sure all of the children were well cared for. 

Frieda was not only a homemaker but also a servant of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Frieda leaves to cherish her memory six brothers and sisters-in-law, John Paul Martin and his wife Neta of Greenville, Texas, James David Martin of Talihina, L.G. Martin, Jr. and his wife Julia of Maud, Oklahoma, Lawrence W. "Wesley" Martin and his wife Joyce of Sasakwa, Lemuel T. "Tim" Martin and his wife Linda of Maud, and Luther Carlus Martin of Maud; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Rebecca Lou Duncan of Sulphur, and Cindy Robertson and her husband Ronnie of Seminole; and a host of other family including a very special niece Kellie Taylor and her husband Rick of Seminole, and many dear friends.

Frieda was preceded in death by her father, Rev. Lois G. Martin in 2005 and her mother, Eleanor Martin in 2006; one sister, Billie Sue Curtis in 2007; one brother, Daniel Leon "Danny" Martin in 1960; and by one niece, Yvonnie Kathleen Martin in 1998.

 

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Bowlegs First Assembly of God Church. 

Frieda’s brothers will officiate the service, Rev. Tim Martin, Rev. Wesley Martin and Rev. John P. Martin.  Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud, located at the corner of Broadway and Monroe Streets.

Visitation will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Sunday from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m., Monday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

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

 

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Jerry Mathews

Seminole resident Jerry L. Mathews passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at his home in Seminole, Oklahoma at the age of 63.

He was born on September 13, 1947 in Roswell, New Mexico to Loyd Sires and Margaret (Smith).

He served in the US Air Force from 1965 to 1968 serving during the Vietnam Era. He was a police officer for many years where he worked for Seminole County 6.

Jerry married Alice Noon Mathews on June 21, 1980 in Tulsa, she preceded him in death on September 6, 2007.

Jerry leaves to cherish his memories two sons; Spirit "Danny" Lloyd Sires of Seminole and Yul Kirk Whitson of Durant, Oklahoma, two brothers, Raymond Sires and Johnny Lee.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Loyd Sires and Margaret Smith Tennant and wife Alice Mathews.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 28, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation will follow.

Services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 1001 N. Milt Phillips Avenue, Seminole, Oklahoma 74868.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kendall Mathews

Kendall (Kenny) Dean Mathews was born June 30, 1959 in Wewoka to Juanita (Martin) and Bill Mathews.

Kenny attended Wewoka Schools systems, and graduated in 1978.

He went to Florida for Airport Traffic Control training but did not complete the course.

He also went to school in Wichita Falls, Texas and got his Cosmopolitan License, and later came back to Wewoka and opened up a shop.

Preceding him in death are his parents.

Survivors include sister Kathy England of Oklahoma City; brothers Darrell Mathews of Holdenville, and Mike Mathews of Wewoka; three nieces Tiffany of Oklahoma City, Misty Watters of Wewoka, and Tanya Mathews of Shawnee; one nephew Jarred Mathews of Earlsboro and many other special friends and family members.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to the Walker and Warrior families.

As Kenny grew up he always had a love for horses and in his younger he participated in play day at various arenas.

Then as he got older he saw winning Trophy's and Belt Buckles, but that wasn't what he wanted to do. His next avenue in life was the chance at Jackpots and Futurities.

Kenny lost the battle to Cancer and will be greatly missed.

Graveside Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 24, 2010 at Oakwood Cemetery.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Margaret Matthews

Margaret Louise (McAnally) Villines Matthews, age seventy-nine and a long-time resident of Konawa passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2010 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31st at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Burial will follow at Wolf Cemetery.

Rev. Mark Streetman will officiate and Dwight Eidson will assist.

Margaret was born on September 6, 1930, to Madge (Johnson) and Oscar McAnally in Konawa, and married Jay Boy Villines on December 25, 1948 in Wolf.

Margaret was the Cafeteria Manager for Wolf and Bowlegs schools and also worked in the kitchen at Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole for a number of years.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Konawa.

Margaret enjoyed working crossword puzzles, reading and doing needlepoint.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Madge and Oscar McAnally; and her husband, Jay Boy Villines.

She is survived by three sons, Everett Villines and wife Karen of Broken Bow, Bob Villines and wife, Sadie of Wolf, and John Villines and wife, Nancy of Seminole; one daughter, Nelda Villines of Khartoum, Sudan, Africa; three brothers, Don McAnally and wife, Irene of Missouri, Richard McAnally and wife, Sue Ann of McAlester, Mitchell McAnally and wife, Vickie of Seminole; two sisters, Alice Irvin and husband, Leonard of Holdenville, and Linda Hardison of Phoenix, Arizona; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Bobby Villines, Nathan Villines, Justin Villines, Mike Villines, Matthew Villines, and Mark Sanders.

 

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Larry Mays

Larry Joe Mays, 64, of Konawa, Oklahoma, died of cancer on August 15, 2010, in Dallas, Texas.

Larry was born in Cushing, OK on December 31, 1945 and grew up in Kingfisher, OK. He graduated from Kingfisher High School in 1964. Larry received his B.A. in Education from Phillips University and received his M.S. in Education from University of Oklahoma. Larry married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn Joyce Howell on June 7th, 1968, in Kingfisher.

Larry spent thirty-three years as an educator and school administrator in rural Oklahoma schools. In 1968 he began his career at Dover High School as a history teacher. One year later, Larry became the High School Principal at Dover, and he also worked in that capacity at Mustang High School.

Larry was then called to serve as Superintendent at Lomega Public Schools. This opened the door to serve as Assistant Superintendent at Konawa Public Schools, Superintendent at Cashion Public Schools and then Superintendent at Konawa Public Schools where he retired in 2001. In retirement, Larry remained very active in his church and community.

Larry is survived by one daughter, Amanda Edmondson, of Dallas, Texas; one son, Aaron of Norman, two brothers, Gary Mays of Bartlesville, and Dennis Mays of Broken Arrow, Nancy Villanueva Checotah, and innumerable family and friends.

Larry is preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Mays; mother, Margaret Mays, and maternal grandparents Allen and Manda Poulter.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at the P.A.C Building at Konawa School under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa. Larry’s long-time friend, Rev. Winston Curtis, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hammon, Oklahoma will officiate. Pallbearers are Van Chew, Gayle Hajny, Marvin Patterson, Wayne Smith, Don Spurgin, and Gary Stidham. A private family burial will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Konawa or the Kennedy Library Foundation of Konawa.

 

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Roger McCracken

Roger T. McCracken of McKinney, TX, was born April 21, 1926, in Medicine Lodge, KS, and died June 4, 2010, in McKinney.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bob McCracken, and mother, Gertrude McCracken.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter, Lisa Huggins and husband Mack of Midland, TX; son, Robert McCracken and wife Carmalyn of Spring, TX; son, Thomas McCracken and wife Lea of Dallas, TX; nine grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

He graduated from high school in Wewoka, OK, and East Central University in Ada, OK. He served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He retired from Mobil Oil Corporation after thirty-eight years.

He was a member of First Christian Church in McKinney, the Masonic Lodge in Midland, a 50-year member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Dallas, and Hella Shrine Temple of Garland, TX.

A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. on June 26, 2010, at First Christian Church, McKinney, TX. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Shriners Hospital in Houston or an organization of the donor's choice.

 

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Paul McFarland Sr.

Paul Robert McFarland Sr., 68, went home to be with the Lord in early September 2010 at his home in Seminole, after a seven year battle with lung cancer.

Paul left behind his wife, Patricia, of 18 years, family, numerous friends and relatives.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning, October 10th. Military Honors will be performed.

Please call for location. 405-382-2728.

 

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Chrisman McGeisey

"I have lived long enough: my way of life

Is fall’n into the sear, the yellow leaf" ~W. Shakespeare

Chrisman Theodore McGeisey, lovingly known to family and friends as Teddy or Tedd, passed gently in sleep on June 21, 2010.

Teddy was born in Los Angeles, California on December 22, 1950 to Thomas and Jane (Herrod) McGeisey.

Teddy served in the Army during the Vietnam Era and retired from the Air Force.

He graduated from UCLA with an architecture degree.

He is blessed with three children and survived by; Genevieve McGeisey, Erica McGeisey, and Chrisman McGeisey and grandchildren Dallas McGeisey, Ryan Jones, Matthew and Gabrielle Jones, Brennden McGeisey, Justice and Britton Welch, Isabella and Mekko McGeisey and Kaleb Hente.

He is preceded in death by his father Thomas McGeisey.

His mother, Jane McGeisey; siblings, Thomas McGeisey, Jr., Dwight McGeisey and Marilyn McGeisey; children and numerous nieces and nephews are issuing an invitation to celebrate and remember Teddy's life and achievements.

Visitation will begin on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at the Indian Nation Baptist Church from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., wake services will be held at 7:00 P.M. at the Indian Nation Baptist Church on Thursday, June 24. Memorial Services are scheduled for Friday, June 25 at 10:00 A.M. at the Indian Nation Baptist Church with Pastor Bill Barnett officiating.

Herman McMullin

Herman Clifteen "Mr. Mac" McMullin, age 83, of Commerce, passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2010 in his home surrounded by his family.

He was born November 24, 1926 in Cromwell to Herman Lee McMullin and Penelope Rebecca Ann Hamilton.

Herman served in the U.S. Army from 1945-1946 in Europe.

Upon discharge, he attended and graduated from East Centrtal University in Ada.

He moved to the Pitcher-Cardin area in 1951 and began a long educational career that ended upon his retirement from the Pitcher-Cardin School District in 1988.

He served many years as mayor of Cardin.

Herman was a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma (Hecete Band).

On June 1, 1952, he married Grace Elizabeth Sanders who survives him of the home.

He is also survived by three sons and two daughters: Larry R. McMullin and wife Mary Kay of Springfield, Mo., Gary L. McMullin and wife Debbie of Flower Mound, Texas, Charles D. McMullin and wife Ann of Claremore, Elizabeth Ann Littlejohn and husband Scott of Commerce, and Rebecca Ann Thomasson and husband Troy of Quapaw; one brother, Gene McMullin of Kingfisher; 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren.

Services were held on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at the First Christian Church in Miami, Oklahoma.

 

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Alice Meek

Alice M. Meek, 65 year-old, Norman resident died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, in Norman, Oklahoma. She was born Dec. 21, 1944, in Seminole, to Mike Champ and Zella Mae (Combs) Champ.

She married James "Leroy" Meek on April 6, 1960, in Seminole.

She had worked as a Nursing C.N.A. at Midwest City Regional Hospital for over thirty years before she retired. She was a member of the Seven Day Adventist Church.

She is survived by her husband; sons, Danny Meek, of Noble, and Michael Meek, of Harrah; daughter, Tammy Cross, of Seminole; brother, Harold Champ, of Wilson; sister, Sue Mouser, of Moore; nine grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Lillian Bailey.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Ernie Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Wolf Cemetery located south of Seminole.

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

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

Marie Meeks

Long time Seminole resident, Marie Meeks, died of cancer on August 6, 2010.

Marie was born on July 9, 1948 in Stockton, CA., to Roy Wayne VanNorsdall and Thelma Loraine Coose. She was one of nine children.

She is proceeded in death by her parents, four siblings, her daughter Sherry Joann Payton, and her husband Joe Richard Meeks.

Marie is survived by her eldest daughter Kathryn (Kat) Payton of Seminole, two granddaughters, four siblings, as well as a host of other family and friends.

Marie worked as a waitress and home health provider. She collected Betty Boop, trolls, butterflies and cabbage patch.

A memorial service for Marie is pending but will be held at the Lords Community Church of Seminole.

 

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Raymond Melton

Raymond Eugene Melton of Seminole passed away on August 13, 2010. He was a Masonry Contractor.

Raymond was born October 28, 1962 to Ray G. and Jacque "Knowlton" Melton in Oklahoma City Baptist Hospital. He graduated from Pleasant Grove in 1980.

He is survived by sons, Austin Tyler Melton of Oklahoma City, and Jeremy Blake King and Heaven King, and his grandchildren Cameron and Sawyer King of Seminole, the mother of his kids Denise King. His parents Ray G and Jacque "Knowlton" Melton of Seminole, his maternal grand mother, Mary Velma Bray, his sister and brother-in-law Beverly Dawn Hurst, and Robert Neal Hurst of Eufaula, his Nephew Brandon Micheal Caylor of Seminole, and nieces Brittany Hurst and Holli Hurst of Eufaula.

He was preceded in death by his wife Rebecca 2008, and his paternal grandparents Joel and Mary "Lee" Melton, and maternal grandpa Jack Knowlton.

Services will be at Vondel Smith and Sons Mortuary 6934 S Western in Oklahoma City, at 10 a.m. Tuesday August 17, 2010 burial will be at Restheaven Cemetery of 104 and Walker in Oklahoma City Pall Bearers are Dale Huskins, Chistopher Huskins, Jeff Lankford, Jason Phillips, Buddy Taylor, Kenny Towery, Tom Waller.

An Online guest book is available at vondelsmith.frontrunnepro.com

 

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Blake Miller

Blake Austin Miller, infant son of Brett Chase Miller and Kendell Erin (Kincade) Miller was born October 10, 2010 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Blake entered into Heaven on that same day. "Suffer the little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God" Mark 10:14

He is survived by his parents, Brett and Kendell (Kincade) Miller of Seminole, maternal grandparents, Kevin and Laura Kincade of Seminole, paternal grandparents, Steve and Kala Miller of Seminole, maternal great-grandparents, Rowdy and Marilyn Kincade of Wewoka, and Alyce M. Scott of Seminole, paternal great-grandparents, Loyd and Leona Miller of Ada, and Raymond and Leora Spurlock of Temple, maternal great-great grandmother, Sylvia Smith of Wewoka, maternal aunt, Khanaa Kincade of Seminole, paternal uncles, Steven Miller and Tyler Miller both of Seminole; and a host of great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins and other dear family.

Funeral services are scheduled for 9:30 a.m., Saturday, October 16, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. James Branscum will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery in Ada, Oklahoma.

Visitation will be held Friday, October 15, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The family will be at the funeral home to receive friends from 6-8 p.m.

Casket Bearers will be, Robert Cooper and Gordon Elmore.

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

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

 

 

Lillian Miller

Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Lillian Miller will be held Tuesday April 6, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee, under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

Miller died April 4, 2010. She was born in Newton County, Arkansas on January 6, 1915. She married W.C. Miller in 1935.

The couple moved to Seminole, in 1936. Together they started Millers Plant Farm in 1937. Miller worked at the plant farm until 1970.

At that time the couple moved to their home on EW 1200 where she lived until she went into Seminole Estates Nursing Home June 2005.

Miller was a respected Nurseryman who shared her limitless plant knowledge with people near and far. She will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her daughter, Imogene Roe of Seminole, and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband William C. Miller , her step sons Archie Dale Miller of Seminole and Billy Dean Miller of Dallas, Texas, two of her granddaughters and many other family members.

Mildred Miller

Mildred Imogene "Jean" Callis Miller, age 82, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, in Broken Arrow. She was born April 13, 1927, in Seminole, to George Everet and Roberta Marie (Covey) Smith.

She is survived by her sons, Bob Callis, of Coweta, and Mike Callis, of Watonga; seven grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Miller; and daughter, Marie (Callis) Duncan.

Pallbearers will be Scott, Jerrod, Nate and Chuck Callis, Mack "Sonny" Hale, Glenn "Diddle" Hale and Jr. Williams.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Dougherty Baptist Church with Pastor Willard McCartney, Jr. officiating. Interment will be held at 2 p.m., at the Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole.

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

Vearl Miner

Vearl Edward Miner was born December 4, 1913, to Lemond Edward and Pearl Elizabeth Turner Miner in Stratford, Missouri, and passed away August 27, 2010, in Lindsay, Oklahoma.

Vearl married Geneva Louise Van Meter on May 23, 1936, in Tulsa.

Doc worked for Cities Services Oil Company for 41 years, a feat of which he was extremely proud. Doc worked for Cities Services in Bowlegs, where he also served on the school board. Transferred to the Lindsay oilfield, Doc joined Calvary Baptist Church and was an active member for over 50 years. Doc enjoyed any activity involving family, gospel music and his church.

Doc was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Geneva of 64 years who died in 2000, a daughter Annette Corder in 1997, and a grandson Aaron in 1990.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert G. and Barbara Miner of Lindsay, Oklahoma and Stephen E. and Linda Miner of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Doc also leaves behind one grandson, three granddaughters, four great grandsons, one great granddaughter and one great great grandson.

Also surviving are younger brothers Elden Miner, 90, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Turner Miner, 88, of Springfield, Missouri, and little sister Frances Hennington, 81, of Houston, Texas as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Funeral services for Mr. Miner are set for 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 31st. 2010 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Lindsay, Oklahoma with Bro. Bill Baxter officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hill Cemetery in Lindsay. Services are under the direction of B.G. Boydston Funeral Home of Lindsay, Oklahoma. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.boydstonfuneralhome.com.

 

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James Mitchell

Funeral services for Wilburton resident James Ray Mitchell, brother of a Seminole resident, are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at the Old Glory Full Gospel Church in Wilburton.

Brothers Layne Smith, Larry Chesser, Barney Gibson and Tim Campbell will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Mt. Station Cemetery in Wilburton, under the direction of Waldrop Funeral Home of Wilburton.

Mitchell died Saturday, April 3, 2010 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 58.

He was born to Fay Luther and Gladis Audra (Carriger) Mitchell in McAlester on September 2, 1951.

Mitchell was the minister of the Old Glory Full Gospel Church in Wilburton.

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

Mitchell is survived by one sister, Jackie Hennen of Seminole; special friend, Wanda Jean Langford of Gowen; several nieces and nephews; and the church family of the Old Glory Full Gospel Church.

Pallbearers will be Bob Villines, Glenn Harjo, Hayden Jones, Donnie Foye, James Smart, Calvin Coffey, John Parsons, and Ronnie Parsons.

Delilah Morehead

Delilah Mae (Smith) Morehead was born on May 28, 1950, in Prague, and departed this life on Sunday, July 18, 2010, at her home in Paden, Oklahoma, at the age of 60.

Delilah, the daughter of Ben J. and Dorothy Bernice "Bobbie" (Lee) Smith, was a resident of Paden. She married Terry Lee Morehead on January 30, 1967 in Okemah.

Delilah received as Associate’s Degree in Science from Seminole State College and worked as a newspaper editor with the Sac and Fox Nation. She was a member of the Prague Freewill Baptist Church.

Her parents; two brothers, Wesley and David Smith; and one sister, Linda Taylor, preceded Delilah in death.

Survivors include: her husband of 43 years, Terry Morehead of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Kaycee Morehead of Prague; daughters and sons-in-laws, Terra and Ricky Vass of Paden, Andrea and Greg Robinson of Paden, Jennifer and Jon Wright of Yukon; brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Regina Smith of Prague; sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and Allen Caton of Prague; grandchildren, Colby, Wanda, Kelsi, Tyler, Gabriela, Genna, Riley, Jeffrey, Lucas, Nicklas, Gabby, Dameon, Zach, and Gavin; great-grandchildren, Kelby and two on the way, Paden and Wanda Jean.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 2 p.m., at the Freewill Baptist Church in Paden with Bro. Randall Miller and Bro. David Taylor officiating.

Interment will follow at the Paden Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

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

Please visit www.ParksBrothers.net.

 

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Milbrey Morphis

Funeral services for Milbrey Morphis will be held Friday, August 27, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Little Cemetery.

Milbrey Morphis was born January 27, 1922 in Stone County, Arkansas to Charlie and Mary Martin Williams. She died on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at her home in Bearden at the age of 88.

Milbrey had been a resident of the Bearden area most all of her life. She and J. D. Morphis were married April 21, 1940 in Okemah; he preceded her in death June 21, 1988. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bearden Holiness Church.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, one brother, two sisters and one great-granddaughter.

Survivors include her two daughters, Oleta Dodson of Bearden and Faye Whisnant and husband Jim of Bearden; one sister, Charlesetta Lantis of Okemah; 6 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Serving as active pallbearer will be Tommy Griffin, Mike Griffin, Justin Whisnant, Jordan Brewer, Matthew Underwood, Michael Galloway, and Mark Jackson.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Rev. Andy Young.

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

 

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Paul Morrell

Paul Quinton Morrell, 44, longtime Seminole, Oklahoma resident died, Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at Integris Seminole Medical Center. Paul was born March 7, 1966 in Seminole to Paul Clinton and Eva (Rain) Morrell.

One son Paul Morrell of Shawnee, Oklahoma, one brother Clinton Morrell and three sisters Sherry Smith, Paula Morrell and Melina Kerry survive Paul.

His parents and a nephew Bobby Dee Scott preceded him in death

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 2010 at the Morrell Family Cemetery west of Seminole. James Benedict and Jerry Carey will officiate the services.

Casket bearers will be Samuel Cervantes, Brendon Johnson, Jared Pennock, David Geitz, Eli Spraker, Jon Hadley and Preston Starnes.

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

 

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Verl Morris

Sasakwa resident Verl William Morris passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2010, at the age of 84 years, at Carl Albert Hospital, Ada.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, February 20, 2010, at Spring Baptist Church, Sasakwa, with Rev. Frank Moppin and Pastor Roger Streatman officiating, and interment to follow at Palmer Family Cemetery, Sasakwa.

He was born November 14, 1925, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, to Grover and Clara (Falls) Morris.

Verl entered the Army November 20, 1942, and was discharged on December 8, 1945. He then entered the United States Air Force on May 23, 1947, and was discharged on April 28, 1950. He then entered once again on May 3, 1950. He served overseas in the South Pacific from June 20, 1943 to November 27, 1945; in Guam from June 15, 1947 to April 10, 1949; July 24, 1951 to January 13, 1953 in Germany; in Canada from February 16, 1955 to February 15, 1956; Iceland from May 19, 1958 to May 17, 1959; and the Philippines from August 14, 1961 to August 17, 1963. He retired as a Radar Tech with the US Air Force, June 29, 1974.

During his military service, Sgt. Morris received the following Decorations and Awards: Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Good Conduct Medal with four Bronze Loops, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal with one Silver Star, Air Force Longevity Service Award with four Bronze Loops, and Philippine Liberation Ribbon. Throughout his military service Sgt Morris gave faithfully.

Verl was a member of Spring Baptist Church, where he served as a Music Director. He was a horse rancher and loved working with his horses and spending time with his family and friends along with being an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed his early morning coffee and working on his tractor and listening to gospel music.

Preceding Verl in death are his parents; brothers, Rev. Sam Morris, Rev Allen Morris, Zack, Edward, and Grover Morris Jr.; and sisters, Geraldine Franklin, Marcella Ward, Vivian Morris, and Richanda Morris.

He married Joanna Palmer on July 7, 1973, and she survives him, of the Sasakwa Home.

He is also survived by his daughters, Joyce Ann Ivy, and Harriet Rice; one grandson, Devon Rice; two sisters, Alice Grant, and Viola Pruitt, both of Stroud.

Pallbearers will be: Tommy Palmer, Terry Palmer, Michael Palmer, David Albert, Stephen Albert, and Servando Cruz.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Tony Palmer, George Harjo, Lalo Cruz, Sandra Blue, Priscilla Johnson, Robert McKinney, Tracy Albert, and Jelene Factor.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Jeremiah Morrison

Today God has a truly remarkable man in his presence. On May 23, 2010 Jeremiah Hershel Morrison went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 83 years.

Hershel was born August 31, 1926 in Seminole, OK to James Jefferson and Bertie Mae (Collins) Morrison. He graduated from Varnum High School in 1945 and moved to Wewoka with his parents to farm and lovingly care for them until their departing days.

It was at that time he began his own life and married Freda Banta on April 17, 1960. During their 50 golden years of marriage the couple parented, loved, and cherished two children, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Together they served the Lord attending Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church in Wewoka and later First Missionary Baptist Church of Seminole. Hershel retired from Big Yank Jean Factory after 29 years of service in 1988. After retirement he enjoyed gardening, hand piecing quilts, and making and sharing lifetime memories.

Preceding Hershel in death are his parents, three brothers, Nolton, Walton, and Dalton Morrison, one sister Dollie Cleek.

He leaves behind his loving wife Freda of the home, daughter Mary Frances Morrison of the home: son Jimmy Morrison and wife Collette of Wewoka. One grandson Jeremiah Morrison of McAlester, two grand-daughters and spouses, Missy and Dustin Johnson of Ada, Robin and Mike Griffin of Seminole: four great-grandchildren.

Though he left many tear filled eyes here on Earth he was welcomed by a host of friends and family rejoicing at the gates of Heaven.

This is a message from his granddaughters.

Grandpa, thank you for loving us always without judgment and always being there to protect and guide us. We would not be here today without your love.... just know God has taken a piece of us with you...we love you...to the moon and back.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at Wetumka Cemetery with Rev. Daniel Smith officiating.

Arrangements conducted by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

A word of condolences maybe left at Phillipsfuneralservice.com.

Lloyd Mosley

Life-long Konawa resident Lloyd Cletis Mosley, age 80, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at Valley View Hospital, in Ada.

He was born Jan. 20, 1930, in Konawa, to Mirtie (Risenhover) and Clarence Washington Mosley. He married Norma (Shaw) on Feb. 18, 1950, in Konawa. He worked as a Driller and Tool Pusher for most of his life. He served in the Korean War and was awarded three Bronze Stars for his heroism and meritorious service. He was also a long-time member of the Assembly of God Church, in Konawa, and he was a member of the VFW.

He is survived by his wife, of the home; son, Robby Mosley, of Konawa; brothers, Bill Mosley, of Denton, Texas, Leon Mosley, of Wewoka, and Floyd Mosley, of Portland, Ore.; sisters, Ellen Satterwhite and Sue Amundsen, both of Oklahoma City; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William Clarence "Jr.", Cleo, Ralph, Jack, and Ellis Mosley; and sisters, Maxine Roundsaville, and Evelyn Harms.

Funeral services were scheduled for 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 8 at the Assembly of God Church, in Konawa, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, of Konawa. Rev. Mitch Williams, Funeral Director, officiated, and Rev. Steve Lowrance, Pastor of the Assembly of God Church, of Konawa, assisted. Burial followed at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Mark Mosley, Kendall Satterwhite, Aaron Issacs, Dusty Moore, Drew Mosley, Freddy Carpenter, Al Boison, and Tommy Lehman.

Honorary pallbearers were: John Guthrie, Darrell Mackey, Bill Raines, and Harold Kinder.

 

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Gregory Moy II

Gregory Pete Moy II, passed away Tuesday afternoon at his residence in Wewoka, at the age of 83 years.

Born February 15th, 1927 in Krebs, Ok to Gregory Pete Moy Sr. and Mary Katherine (Arch) Moy.

He attended school in Krebs. In November of 1948 he married Betty McCoy in Sasakwa, OK and to this marriage two daughters were born.

Gregory was a member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church. He retired from the Oil-field as a Tool pusher for over 50 years. He served in the Navy at the end of World War II. During his spare time he enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters and working outdoors.

Gregory is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Mary Gale Moy, sister, Dorothy "Granny" (Moye) Cline ,and brother, Bill Moye.

Survivors include his wife Betty Moy of the Home, daughter Elisabeth Wilkerson, and husband Mike of Holdenville, granddaughters Hayley and Kesha Wilkerson.

Pallbearer's will be Richard Cline II, Brock Ward, Jeff Davis, Thomas Davis, and Mike Wilkerson.

Honorary Pall-bearers will be Richard Cline and Ron Richerson.

Family request donation be made to American Cancer Society.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:30 A M Saturday, August 28, 2010 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Earl Scorings officiating, and burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Don Mullen

Don Allen Mullen, 71, longtime Seminole resident died Wednesday, November 3, 2010 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Don was born on November 18, 1938 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Ernest and Beola (McMillian) Mullen.

Don lived in Vanoss, Prague and Maud before moving to Seminole. He graduated from Maud High School and served in the U.S. Army as a Private for two years.

Don worked for Doc Duvall for over 40 years in Home construction and for a time in the oilfields around Seminole. Don was a collector of Antique tools and loved football.

His brother Kent Mullen of Shawnee, Oklahoma survives Don.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Casket bearers will be Tim Poplin, Larry Spoonemore, and Johnny Meeks. Honorary bearer will be J P Duvall.

 

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Mary Nail

Former Oklahoma City resident, Mary Nail, 93, completed this chapter of her life and started the next chapter on Friday, January 22, 2010, in Shawnee.

She was born October 17, 1916, in Gage, Oklahoma, to William G. and Mary E. (Sowers) Darwin. Mary graduated from Edmond High School, in 1933, at age 16, as class Salutatorian. She then went on to attend Central State Teachers College and received her teaching certificate. In 1938 Mary graduated from Oklahoma A&M with her Bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She taught for several years, and then went to work at Tinker Air Force Base during World War II, where she worked for 13 years. After leaving Tinker, she was a substitute teacher until her retirement in 1977.

Mary married Roy Nail, Jr. on December 10, 1949. She was a member of Northwest Christian Church, in Oklahoma City. She was also a lifetime member of Eastern Star Chapter 247 in Edmond since 1936 as well as the Oklahoma City India Temple Shrine Widows Club. Mary had a heart of gold and was a woman of faith, integrity, and unconditional love. Her memory and lessons of life will live on through her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Nail, Jr., in 1990; parents; brother, Franklin "Bill" Darwin; sister, Nannie Darwin.

Those left to cherish their memories are her son and daughter-in-law, Clark and Kathy Nail, of Shawnee; grandchildren, Kristin and Ethan Coe, of Shawnee, Heather Nail, of Tulsa; great grandson, Cooper Coe; brother, George Darwin, of Duncan; and many other family members and friends.

Viewing will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, at Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee, and 9 a.m. to1 p.m., Wednesday at Northwest Christian Church, in Oklahoma City. Services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at Northwest Christian Church with Rev. Dr. Zena McAdams officiating, Burial to follow at Grace Lawn Cemetery, Edmond.

The family would like to thank the staff of Golden Rule Nursing Home and Heartland Hospice for their loving care and support.

 

 

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Valerie Narcomey

Valerie Rose Narcomey, age 53, lifetime resident of the Seminole/Bowlegs areas, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, in Seminole.

She was born Feb. 9, 1956, in Talihina, to Bill and Dorothy (Bean) Narcomey.

She was a homemaker. She was known as the "Bib B" to all her nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father.

She is survived by her sons, Eric Narcomey, of Baltimore, Md., and Phillip Narcomey, of the home; brothers, David W. Narcomey, of Bristow, Terry Narcomey, of Ponca City, Timothy Narcomey, of Konawa; sisters, Carol Narcomey, of Seminole, Darlene Satepauhoodle, of Bowlegs, Mary Willims, of Depew, and Lenora Narcomey, of Seminole.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, at the Cedar Creek Baptist Church, in Konawa, with the Rev. Dorsey Nero officiating.

Services will be conducted by Swearingen Funeral Home, of Seminole. Internment will follow at the family cemetery, west of Bowlegs.

Casket Bearers will be: William Narcomey, Bill Satepauhoodle, Bruce Williams, Joseph Haney, Larry Hill and Curtis Tanyan.

Honorary Bearers will be: Kenny Ray, Irving Riley, Richard Cole and Calvin Warledo, Tim Franklin and Chissi Narcomey.

 

 

Margaret Neal

Margaret Jean (Schrader) Neal, 83 year-old, long time Seminole resident passed from this life Friday, April 9, 2010 in Shawnee. 

She was born September 27, 1926 in Konawa, Oklahoma to parents John Daniel Schrader and Minnie Dora (Thompson) Schrader.

Margaret lived in Konawa where she graduated from Konawa High School in 1944 moving to Seminole after graduation.  She married Doyle C. "Mutt" Neal on January 10, 1946 in Ada. 

Together they raised four children and were faithful members of the Seminole First Baptist Church.  Margaret taught 2nd grade Sunday school for 29 years and she had a deep commitment to the mission’s efforts, she was active in the Women’s Missionary Union also known as Women on Mission. 

Over the past many years Mrs. Neal was known for her incredible talent for making old-fashioned peanut brittle. 

All of the proceeds went to the World Missions endeavor of the First Baptist Church of Seminole.  Many years she helped cook the Wednesday evening meals at the First Baptist Church, Seminole. 

Her love for cooking and feeding people carried over to going to Falls Creek many summers. 

Her claim to cooking fame wasn’t just limited to peanut brittle, family gatherings were not complete without her chicken and dumplings and her homemade biscuits.

Margaret leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 64 years, Doyle Neal of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Bob Tinsley of Okemah; three sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Karen Elmore Neal of Enid, Bill and Sandy Johnson Neal of Okemah, and Randy Neal of Seminole; one son and daughter-in-law she adopted in friendship, Ken and Karen Green of Seminole; 9 grandchildren, Sheri and her husband Mark Pitts, Jake Neal, Sarah and her husband Larry Branson, Richard Neal, Seth Tinsley, Bekah Tinsley, Maggie Neal, Krista Green and Kenny Green, Jr.; five great-grandchildren, Allie Pitts, Cevan Neal, Christopher Neal, Erica Branson and Peyton Branson; she is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

Margaret is preceded in death by her parents, John and Minnie Schrader, by one sister, Mary Dean (Schrader) Berry and by one brother, Bill Schrader.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Monday, April 12, 2010 at the Seminole First Baptist Church located at 420 Reid Street in Seminole, Oklahoma.  Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at the Konawa Cemetery in Konawa.

Casket Bearers will be: (Grandsons) Jake Neal, Richard Neal, Seth Tinsley, Larry Branson, Mark Pitts and Kenny Green, Jr.

Honorary Bearers will be: Dub Childress, Kenneth Mendenhall, Jack Reynolds, Kay Dodson, Allen Ledbetter, Howard Young and Larry McMains.

The family request that donations be made in memory of Margaret Neal to one of the First Baptist Church’s "Bridge Building Project", "Falls Creek" or the "Lottie Moon Mission" funds at 420 Reid Street – Seminole, Oklahoma 74868.

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

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

 

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Loyd Nease

Loyd Nease, age 79, of Oklahoma City, passed away July 1, 2010.

He was born April 14, 1931, in Seminole, to Otto and Maudie Nease.

Loyd graduated from Bowlegs High School. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Loyd retired after 30 years of Civil Service, from Tinker Air Force Base, as a Contract Negotiator.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Norma, of the home; daughter, Amy Hill and husband Wesley, of Oklahoma City; three grandchildren, Braden and Krissy Starcher and Erin Hill; brother, Karl Nease, of Shawnee; sister, Cledith Peterson of Baton Rouge, LA; two nieces Marsha and Jamie; three nephews, Mark, K.O. and Joe.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Ruth Lonsway.

Services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 5, 2010, at Southern Hills Baptist Church. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m., at Resthaven Cemetery, in Seminole.

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

 

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Olen Neill

Funeral Services for Olen Edmond Neill of Wewoka are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010 at the Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church, with Bro. Bob Spears and Bro. Larry Jones officiating, with burial at Holdenville Cemetery. He passed away Monday, July 26, 2010 at the age of 84 years in the Wewoka Nursing Center.

Survivors include Wife: Vida Sue (Robinson) Neill of 60 years. Sons: Ace Neill of Tulsa, Ok, Eddie Neill and wife Nelda of Wewoka, One daughter, Vicki Taylor of Wewoka. Grandchildren Stephanie Hawkins and husband Rod, Russell Neill and wife Kristin, Lecarol Neill, Shane Taylor and wife Misty, and Jenetta Taylor, nine great-grandchildren: Brother Homer Neill, sister-in-laws Christine Neill, Peggy Neill, Pat Neill, and Jean Molleur.

Olen was a graduate of Butner High School. He worked in the Oilfield as a trucker for many years and was a member of Missionary Baptist Church, Odd Fellows, and Barking Waters CB Club. He enjoyed his CB, spending time with his grandchildren, camping, traveling, and making Sorghum.

Preceding Olen in death are his parents, Brothers and Sisters: Lawrence Neill, Sam Neill, R.D. Neill, Grady Neill, James Neill, Paul Neill, Donom Neill, Ralph Neill, Faye Bibb, Allie Mae Mayfield, and Jeanne Evelyn Moore.

Pall Bearers: Glenn Abel, Butch Houser, Dan Houser, Ronnie Kessee, Larry Sawyer, and Jim Stafford. Honorary Bearers will be Jerry Boswell, Judge Sawyer, Hayes Stafford, Ronnie Stafford, and Dewey Muirhead.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Robert Newman Jr.

Robert H. Newman Jr., 64, lifetime resident of Seminole County went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 17, 2010 at his home in Cromwell.

Bobby was born October 29, 1946 in Olney, TX to Robert Sr. and Oleta Newman and was raised in Wewoka.

Bobby graduated from Butner High School in 1965.

After graduating he served 6 years in the US Army.

Newman, in his younger years, worked in the pipeline and oil industry as a welder and backhoe operator before starting his own directional drilling company which he owned and operated for 25 years. Bobby and family attended Grace Community Church in Vamoosa.

Bobby had strong Christian faith, Christian values, and loved the Lord with all his heart.

He was a loving man, always dedicated to his family.

He made many sacrifices, always putting his family first.

He was greatly loved by family and friends and will truly be missed. Bobby was always full of laughter, telling joke after joke.

He gave nicknames to many family members and friends.

Bobby married his "little bride" Pam in 1986 and was married for 25 wonderful years.

Bobby is survived by his wife Pam Newman of the home; mother Oleta Newman of Wewoka; Larry and Brenda Newman of Osage Beach, MO; three daughters, April Mason and husband Jerry of Seminole, Sommer Whitlock and husband Jimmy of Seminole, and Tessa Newman of Cromwell; and one son, Dr. Joshua Sheffield and wife Wendi of Moore.

He is also survived by six grandchildren, Destin Johnson, Taryn Johnson, Chance Wood, Braeden Johnson, Jayce Michael Sheffield, and Blayden Whitlock; and one great-granddaughter Journei Johnson.

Bobby was preceded in death by his father Robert Newman, Sr.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at Grace Community Church in Vamoosa, with Pastor Drew Isaacs officiating.

Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be Danny Isaacs, Larry Newman, Jimmy Newman, Dr. Robert Wieck, Kevin Wieck, Jimmy Ngo, Tony Rowland, and Eddie House.

The Grandchildren and great granddaughter will be honorary bearers, as well as T and Scotty Isaacs.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Karen Norbury

Longtime Asher area resident Sheila Karen Norbury died on May 9, 2010 in Asher, Oklahoma at the age of 67. 

She was born on September 23, 1942 in Wanette, Oklahoma to Olen Oscar and Lillian Adele (Chambers) Sanders.

She was a member of the Avoca Church of Christ in Asher and was retired from Sander’s Laboratories in Tecumseh where she was a lab tech.

She leaves to cherish her memories two sons and daughters-in-law: Mickey Postman of Ponca City, Oklahoma, Ronny Norbury of Velva, North Dakota and daughter and son-in-law: Sharla and Culwell of Asher, Oklahoma, two sisters; Cheryl Newell an Ginger Gregg. 

She is also survived by seven grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Olen and Oscar Sanders.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M., Thursday, May 13, 2010 at the Avoca Church of Christ in Asher, Oklahoma with Larry Sneed officiating and Ray Newell assisting.  Interment will follow at Tecumseh Mission Cemetery in Tecumseh, Oklahoma. 

Bryan North

Bryan Paul North was born on May 26, 1981, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and departed this life on Saturday, March 20, 2010, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 28.

Bryan, the son of Taylor Ray "Ted" and Litichia Denise (Vass) North, was a resident of Seminole, Oklahoma. He attended Strother Schools and was employed as a construction mechanic. Bryan loved to hunt and fish, but most of all he loved to spend time with his daughters. He will be missed by his family.

Survivors include: daughters, Amira Raso and Riley North of Euless, Texas; parents, Ted and Denise North, of Seminole; sisters and brothers-in-law, Litichia and Brent Tro, of Prague, and Scarlet and Michael Figueroa, of Oklahoma City; maternal great-grandmother, Hazel McDaniel, of Seminole; and mother of his children, Patsy Elaine Thorton.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 10 a.m., at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel, in Prague, with Rusty Dawson officiating. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, in Prague.

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

Please visit www.ParksBrothers.net

 

 

Lola Nottage

Lola Mae Nottage, 83, of Ardmore, and formerly of Las Vegas, Nev., passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2010, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas.

Lola was born on April 15, 1926, in Tampa, Florida, to Florence and Charles Alsobrook. She was one of eleven children.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Charles, Wenona, Juanita, Marjory, Earl, Van, and Connie; and two husbands, Anthony Nottage and Allan Chazel.

Lola is survived by her twin sister Zola, and sisters, Francis, and Florence (Elaine); four children, Sandra Downey and husband Bill Downey, of Ardmore; Allan Chazel and wife Ann-marie, of Las Vegas, Nev.; Richard Chazel, of Las Vegas, Nev.; and Candy Chazel, of Odessa, Texas; grandchildren, Bill Downey and wife Kathy, Helen Romeiser, Mike Downey and wife Mechell, Rachael McAden and husband JB, Crystal Chazel, Brett Chazel, and Carmie Shae Chazel. She also leaves behind great-grandchildren, Amber Blankenship, Timothy Downey, LeAnna Romeiser, Emily Romeiser, Stephen Downey, Jessica Downey, Greeley McAden, and two great-great grandchildren Ezri Blankenship and Aanika Blankenship.

For 21 years, Lola worked as a blackjack dealer at the famous Harold's Club in Reno, Nev., which was considered the first modern casino. She was known by all for having an unmatched work-ethic, and amazed her family all the time by taking on enormous tasks requiring great skill and physical strength. Though she had little formal education, she was a bright woman who could build, grow, or make anything. Lola was a very giving person, always placing others first, and could often be found sewing or baking something for family members.

While there will be no formal memorial services for Lola, she was surrounded by family at her death. She will be laid to rest in Utah where she loved to pass time fishing for trout.

 

 

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Kyla Nunnelley

Kyla Jean (Lenora) Nunnelley Hughes, 52, longtime Seminole resident died Thursday, February 4, 2010, in Seminole. Kyla was born March 29, 1957 to Tony and Anita Jean (Barlow) Lenora, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Kyla lived most of her life in Seminole, where she attended and graduated from Seminole Public Schools. She was also a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, in Seminole. Kyla was a homemaker.

She is survived by her father, Tony Lenora, of Seminole; husband, Kenneth Hughes, of Seminole; stepmother and dear friend, Gloria Barrett, of Seminole; two sons, Holand Chad Nunnelley, of Shawnee, and Hagen Caleb Nunnelley, of Marlow; four step children, David T. Lucas, of Lawton, Kyla Jean Licwinko, of Ft. Campbell, Ky., Kendra Renee Datl, of Ft. Brag, N.C., and Steven Austin Hughes, of Seminole; two brothers, Gaetano Lenora, of Bartlesville, and Larry Lenora, of Chandler; three sisters, Angelina Lenora, Amanda Lenora and Lucia Lenora, all of Seminole; three grandchildren, Howlyn Cody Nunnelley, Bladen Shane Shelton, and Nicole Elizabeth Mendenhall; and two step grandchildren, Hannah Licwinko and Samuel Lucas.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Anita Jean Lenora, and her first husband, Clint Nunnelley.

Memorial services are planned for Wednesday, February 10, 2010, at 11 a.m., at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Rusty Wooden of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Chandler, officiating.

 

 

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Dwaine O‘Connor

Dwaine (Wayne) Francis O’Connor, 63, Longtime Konawa resident died Jan. 15, 2010, at Colonial Estates Nursing Home, in Shawnee. He was born July 31, 1947, to Garland Leo and Vera Naomi (West) O’Connor.

He moved to this area from Shawnee, in 1997. He graduated from St. Benedict’s High School, in Shawnee. He was a longtime member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Konawa.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1970, serving in Germany and Vietnam. He was a carpenter by profession.

He is survived by his mother; brothers and sisters, Mary Ann (O’Connor), of Newalla, Gene Thomas O’Connor, of Shawnee, Margaret Ellen (O’Connor), of Apopka, Fla., Steven Lawrence O’Connor, of Konawa, Hal Edward O’Connor, of Shawnee, Lee Victor O’Connor, of Konawa, Janice Marie O’Connor, of Konawa, Jo Ann O’Connor, of Konawa, and Loretta Pamela O’Connor, of Shawnee.

He was preceded in death by his father.

A Rosary was scheduled for 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Konawa and a Funeral Mass was held Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Konawa. Father Joe Arledge, O.S.B. and Father Adrian Vorderlandwehr O.S. B. were the celebrants. Burial followed with Military Honors at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Konawa.

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

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

 

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Betty O’Daniel

Betty Jo (Richard) O’Daniel was born on May 20, 1928 to Clarence and Bessie (Long) Richard in St, Louis.

She was called home by the Lord on January 20, 2010, from her home at the age of 81.

Betty married Ray O’Daniel December 26, 1946, and they had a special marriage for 59 years. 

She had many friends from various organizations that she participated in during her life which include Remus Home Demonstration Club, 4-H and F.H.A. She was a mother and was a member of the PTA.

Betty was also a faithful member of the Church of God in Maud for many years.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray O’Daniel, her parents,  Clarence Richard and Bessie Richard; two brothers, C.A. Richard Jr. and David Richard; two sisters, Frances Craney and Gloria Decker; and one daughter, Susie O’Daniel.

She is survived by one son, Charley O’Daniel and wife Trela of Yukon; three daughters; Mary Hopper and husband Clarence of Maud, Debbie Malcom of Maud, and Penny Hurd and husband Brent of Bridgeport, Texas.

She is also survived by sixteen grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren and one more on the way.

A host of family and friends also survive her.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, January 22, 2010, at the Church of God in Maud.

Dan Casper and Charley O’Daniel will officiate. 

Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Church of God Building Fund, P.O. Box 190, Maud, Oklahoma 74854.

Pallbearers will be Josh O’Daniel, Jay O’Daniel, Caleb Hurd, Garrett Malcom, Gerald Allison, Stephen Byrd and Rick Nagel. 

Honorary Bearers will be Ronnie Ross, George Eastling, Jake Hayhurst, Matt Wiman and Evert Anderson.

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

 

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Fred Oliver

Fred Oliver, a former Seminole resident, died on Sunday, April 25, 2010 in Del City, at age 67.

He was born January 20, 1943 in Seminole, Oklahoma to parents Don Oliver and Bonnie (Combs) Oliver.

Fred attended Seminole Schools where he played football and baseball.  He later moved to Oklahoma City and served in the Army National Guard. 

Fred was a welder-millwright and earned a job helping build the General Motors Plant.  He then went to work for General Motors retiring after 27 years of service.  He also raised ostrich’s, imu’s, horses, dogs and cats and loved them all.

Fred is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Rick Oliver of Mid-West City, one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie Starzenski, and five grandchildren all of Mid-West City.

The family wants to thank Hospice Quality Car and Integris Cancer Center for the care he received while he was there.  The family has designated donations to be made in memory of Fred to Hospice Quality Care, 921 S. Sooner Road, Midwest City, Oklahoma 73110.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 29, 2010 at Little Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating the service.

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

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

 

 

 

 

Glen Osburn

Glen Robert Osburn , 67, of Oklahoma City entered the portals of Glory July 10.

He was born to Glen Eugene Osburn and Helen Downing on October 3, 1942 in Seminole, OK.

He is preceded in death by his father and stepparents.

Glen is survived by his mother of Seminole, his loving wife of 49 years Melodie Beth and only son Gregory Glen of Jones, Sammy of the home under the bed, 7 sisters and a host of loving nieces and nephews, many loving family members and friends.

Glen was a member of Southern Hills Baptist Church. He was employed at Exterran Energy Solutions as a Regional Sales Director. He was previously employed at Hertz Corp located at Will Rogers Airport.

Glen enjoyed many family vacations, especially the ski trips to Taos, NM. He also enjoyed deer hunting, gourmet cooking and grilling, and taking care of his family. Glen had a quick wit, always with a joke. He was a man of integrity, loyalty, honesty and love. "The greatest of these being love."

Services will be held 10:00 am Wednesday at Southern Hills Baptist Church located at 8601 S. Penn, OKC. Arrangements made through Advantage Funeral Home, 7720 S Penn, OKC with Interment at Resthaven Cemetery in Seminole, OK.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Southern Hills Baptist Church Homebound Program/Alzheimers Program.

Mildred L. Owen

Mrs. Mildred L. Owen, 88, of Midwest City went home to be with the Lord on April 10, 2010.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Layton Owen and daughter, Vicki Owen.

She is survived by two sons, Roger and Kevon Owen, their spouses, three grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and many great, wonderful friends.

Services will be held at Soldier Creek Baptist Church in Midwest City at 1:00 P.M., Friday, April 16, 2010 with interment to follow at Arlington Memory Gardens.

Funeral Services are under the direction of Ford Funeral Service.

 

Jackie Pamplin

Jackie Lynn Pamplin of Ada,OK. passed away Monday, June 14th,2010 in Oklahoma City at the age of 78 years. He is the father of Wewoka resident Carolyn Brown.

Born October 27, 1931 in Konawa, OK to Henry Foy and Laura (Brock) Pamplin.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law Carolyn and Aurva Brown of Wewoka; grandchildren Tina Wainwright of Seminole; Lisa Brown, Wewoka; and Bryan Brown of Wewoka; four great-grandchildren, sister Wilda Thomas of Weatherford, TX and nephew Vaugh Pamplin and a host of other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Mamie, daughter Barbara Strothers, brothers Billy Bob Pamplin: Jim Pamplin, and sister Wanda Huckleberry.

Jackie served in the US Navy and after serving his country resided in California and worked for the City of Los Angeles as an Electrician. He loved camping, photography, and collecting rock.

He will be missed by all his friends at Sterling House in Ada, and his family.

A Memorial Service will be held at later date.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

William Pantel

William Clyde "Bill" Pantel, 75, of Waco, Texas, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2010. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 23, at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church. Burial will be private.

Bill was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, to Howard and Marion (Saunders) Pantel.

He served in the Army during the Korean War. He married Margaret Embach on October 15, 1960. He had a long and successful marketing career in special sales. He moved to Waco, in 1990, and was a member of St. Jerome’s Catholic Church. For several years, he portrayed the character of "Old Doc" at the Dr. Pepper Museum.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Pantel; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Embach, of Athens, Ga., and Judith Ann Collis, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; nephews, John Wares, James Collis, Brian Humphrey, Bruce Humphrey and their families; numerous cousins; and his beloved pets, Annie, Sugar, Oscar, Boots, and Shadow Baby.

Memorials may be made to Restoring Hope, % St. Jerome Catholic Church, 9820 Chapel Rd., Hewitt, Texas, 76643, or to Fuzzy Friends, 6321 Airport Road, Waco, Texas, 76708.

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Mary Parker

Funeral services for Mary Ellen Parker will be held 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 3, 2010 at the Seminole Church of Christ with Chris Stinnett officiating.

Parker was a longtime Seminole resident, who died on April 29, 2010, after a short illness.

Parker was a resident of the Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole.

She was born in Dustin on August 22, 1912, living to the age of 97.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Hamlin, of  Dustin (who died in 1921), and Pearl Hamlin, (who died in Seminole in 1944).

Parker was also preceded in death by her husband, Houston Parker, also of Seminole, and two sisters, Birty Leggett, of Gladewater, Texas and Lettie Hicks of Seminole,.

Additionally, one daughter, Norma Lee Sursa, of Lubbock, Texas, is also deceased.

Parker was a devout Christian and a longtime member of the Church of Christ in Seminole.

She was especially noted for expertise in sewing and alterations at the now defunct Adwan’s specialty shop.

Parker at one time made a party gown for Dana Boren.

She was educated in the Seminole school system and studied under Miss Burnette, a noted History teacher in Seminole High School.

Parker is survived by: sister, Minnie Evens of Seminole; two children, Louise Phillips, of Huntsville, Texas and Retired Air Force Colonel Bill Parker, of Edmond; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren.

A reception will follow for family members and close friends following a short graveside service at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

 

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Johnny Parrish

Johnny Lewen Parrish, Maud, died on July 26, 2010 at his home. Born in Brawley, California on January 29, 1948, to Alice Jordan and Jay Parish who both preceded him in death.

Johnny married Arlene Stalnaker Parish for 27 years.

He was a U.S. Vet and retired from the Army Corp of Engineers. He resided in Maud with is family for 27 years.

Johnny was survived by his wife, three children Teara Tammy, and Rick, grandchildren, Aaron and KayLynn, Madison and Grant.

 

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Virginia Pasko

Seminole resident Virginia Pasko, age 91, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at Midwest Regional Hospital. She was born Nov. 7, 1918, in Seminole County to John Thurman and Maude Bell (Stafford) Dotts.

She was married to William Pasko.

She grew up in the Cromwell area of Seminole County and graduated from high school, and later moved to Ohio, and Tennessee while her husband was working in those areas. She moved back to Seminole in 1973. She was a Homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Graveside services are planned for 2 p.m. Monday, March 1, 2010, at the Memorial Park Cemetery, in Oklahoma City, with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

 

 

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Nancy Patrick

Longtime Seminole resident Nancy Virginia Patrick passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2010 in Seminole, at the age of 78.

She was born on July 7, 1932 in Seminole to Stella (Standerfer) and James Leslie Hines.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Bowlegs, Oklahoma.

She married Alfred Edward Patrick on August 28, 1950 in Fayetteville, Arkansas

She is preceded in death by her parents James Leslie Hines and Stella Hines, husband, Alfred Edward Patrick, son, Timothy Patrick, and brothers, Earl, Roy, Clarence and James Hines.

She leaves to cherish her memories her son, Keith Patrick of Yukon, two daughters, Nancy Patrick-Pratt of Seminole and Stella Ilbery of Coalgate, brother, Robert Ellery Hines of Bacliff, Texas, three sister-in-laws: Carol Hines of Seminole, Hilda Hines of Santa Paula, California, step-sister Judy Bussey of Seminole, and six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

She is also survived by special family and friends Lillian Stafford, Lolah Green and Sonya Coffman, many nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends also survive her. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Memorial services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, September 2, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating.

Honorary Bearers will be: Scoot Ilbery, Rick Ramsey, David Bussey, Daivd Bussey, Jeff Hines, Curtis Brumley and Charles Presley.

 

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Melvin Peters

Melvin Eugene (Bill) Peters ended his life’s journey in the arms of Jesus on June 24, 2010.

He was born August 19, 1930 in Shay, Oklahoma to Noel and Eva (Sexton) Peters. He grew up and attended school in the Shay area.

On May 1, 1950 he married Lillie Toombs in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

He was a ranch hand for several years before getting a job with the Santa Fe Railroad. In 1959 he and his family settled in Waynoka, Oklahoma. He retired from the railroad in 1988. Bill and Lillie moved to Seminole in 1995.

His parents, a brother Overton Peters and a sister Velma Turner precede him in death.

Survivors include Lillie Peters, his wife of 60 years, daughters Kathy Friend of Indiana, Melva Fritz of Seminole, Oklahoma and Beth Tigner and son-in-law Johnny Tigner of Seminole, Oklahoma. Five grandchildren Nathan Friend of Arizona, Dr. Lindzy Dobbson of Missouri, Daniel and Stephen Fritz of Seminole, Oklahoma, Brianna Jade (BJ) Beller of Seminole, Oklahoma and one great grandson Joey Dobbson.

A service of remembrance will be held at a later date.

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

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

 

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James Phillips

James "Jimmy" Harold Phillips, Jr., age 46 and a resident of Konawa, Oklahoma passed away from this life on Monday, May 24, 2010, at Carl Albert Hospital in Ada, Oklahoma.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 27th at the P. A. C. Building in Konawa under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Rev. Pam Shirk, Pastor of First United Methodist Church in Konawa will officiate.

Pallbearers are Gordon Garner, Shawn Walker, Steve Tucker, John Tarver, David Tarver, and Curtis Radford.

Jimmy was born on March 22, 1964, at Lawton, Oklahoma to James H. Phillips, Sr. and Betty Sue (Hisaw) Phillips. He is a graduate of Konawa High School in 1982, and he received an Industrial Engineering degree in 1987 from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, and his teaching certificate in 1993. He taught school and coached at Shawnee Middle School for ten years. He taught at Konawa Middle School, and he was an assistant coach for track and field.

Jimmy married Kimberly Ann (Holman) on June 28, 1991 in Ada. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed golf and truly enjoyed the great outdoors. He loved coaching and was an inspiration to all the students and faculty and to everyone he met. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Konawa.

Jimmy is survived by his wife, Kimberly Phillips, of the home; two sons, Justin Michael Roberts and wife, Linsey of Konawa, and Jarod Kyle Phillips also of Konawa; his parents, Jim and Betty Phillips; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kay Trent and LaDonna Holman; two grandchildren, Caleb Pittman and Carleigh Roberts; Uncle Bill Underwood and wife, Angel of Lewisville, Texas, Aunt Faye Miller, Aunt Ina Grant and husband Doug, Aunt Betty Hisaw, Aunt Maxine Blanset, all of Ada, Uncle Joe Hisaw of Konawa; and numerous cousins; Uncle Stanley and Aunt Judy Underwood; cousins, Laurie Alexander, Brad Underwood and Doug Underwood, Zach Alexander, Trey Underwood, Dylan and Bailey Underwood, and Mason Underwood.

He is also survived by Kim’s sisters, Kaylon and Kerri Holman; Kim’s nephew, Bret Holman; Kim’s Mother, Mary Scoggins; and Kim’s brothers, David, Jeri, and Bradley.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, O.D. and Helen Phillips; maternal grandparents, Ben and Ella Hisaw; uncles, Butch Phillips, Jimmy Miller, and Delbert Hisaw; cousins, Teresa and Darrell Miller, Ronald Joe Hisaw, and Garland Perry.

In Lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the "Coach Jimmy Phillips" Scholarship. For information, please contact Alice Russell at Central Oklahoma Medical Center 580-925-3286 ext. 337.

Jesse Pierce

Jesse James Pierce was born November 3, 1937 in Seminole county to Bonnie and Stella

Mae (Robertson) Pierce. He passed away on Saturday, June 12th, 2010 surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 10:00 AM at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating. Interment will follow at the Wolf Cemetery, Wolf, OK. Services under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

Survivors include his children: Ricky Harris and Johnny Harris; both of Wewoka: Michael Pierce and wife Sandy of Holdenville; and Tammy Roy and husband Danny of Wewoka. Thirteen grandchildren, Dara Jones, Jacie Harris, Kase Harris, Cassara Harris, Alexa Roy, Savanaha Harris, Dawson Harris, Ryan Harris, Reed Harris, Taylor Harris, April Harris, Colton Pierce and Christina Pierce, and four great-grandchildren; brother Bentley Pierce of Seminole:

Preceding him in death are his parents, brother E.Jr Votaw; sisters Sally Collins, Beatrice Johnson, and Martha Green.

He worked in the Oil fields for many years. Before and after his retirement he loved to spend time with his grandchildren, and retirement provided him more time to help people. He will be remembered for his caring personality, his jokes and just having fun. He was a fighter with his illness and a father who took care of his family, we will miss him more than words can say.

Pallbearers will be: Colton Pierce, Johnny Harris, Ricky Harris, Randy Pierce, Brian Pierce, and Greg Pierce. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Terry Myers, Keith Williams, James Votaw, Cecil Votaw, and Guy Pierce.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Ronald Pierce

Ronald Dean "Ronnie" Pierce, 48 year-old, lifelong Seminole resident passed from this life Monday, March 8, 2010, at Muskogee Regional Hospital. He was born August 12, 1961, in Seminole, Oklahoma, to parents James W. Pierce and Judy Kay (Lynch) Pierce.

Ronnie attended Seminole schools before going to work in the oilfield where he most recently worked for "Ronnie Richardson’s Power Tongs".

Survivors include his mother, Judy Lynch, of Chickasha, Oklahoma; father, James W. Pierce, of Macomb, Oklahoma; one son, Ronnie Davidson, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; two daughters, Cherish Ladon Pierce and Talessia Lavon Larson, both of Eufaula, Oklahoma; two sisters, Sabrina Dixon, of Asher, Oklahoma and Tammy Wantland, of Chickasha, Oklahoma; former spouses and the mothers of his children, Tammy Knight, of Seminole, Oklahoma, and Lezie Pierce, of Eufaula, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Jessie James Larson and Kaison Cody Keck, both of Eufaula, Oklahoma; several nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Ronnie is preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Mark Dixon, who died January 2009.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, March 12, 2010, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole, Oklahoma.

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

 

 

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Edwin Pippenger

Services for Edwin Donald "Ed" Pippenger, 91, Ada, are 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the Cushing First Christian Church, Rev. Larry Haney will officiate. Burial will follow at Fairlawn-New Zion Cemetery in Cushing. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, at Criswell Funeral Home.

Mr. Pippenger died Monday, February 15, 2010, at a local hospital. He was born August 26, 1918, in Cushing, Oklahoma, to Simon C. and Lottie Jones Pippenger. He graduated from Cushing High School and moved to Ada, in July 2008, from Oklahoma City.

He married Laverne Cook on March 14, 1940. She preceded him in death on June 16, 1975. He later married Marcelene Collier on June 5, 1996. Mr. Pippenger was a clerk in the pipeline office of Sun Oil Company until his retirement. He was a member of the Tecumseh First Christian Church, the Allen Lodge AF & AM #81 and he was a 32 degree Mason. Mr. Pippenger served in the U. S. Navy during World War II.

Survivors include: his wife, Marcelene Pippenger, of the home; son, Mike Pippenger, Ada; two grandsons, Jeremy Pippenger and wife Jennifer, Ada, and Matthew Pippenger and wife Meghan, Wilmore, Ky.; two great grandsons, Jaken and Jaxen Pippenger; three step-sons, Wes Collier and wife Marilyn, Oklahoma City, Ron Collier and wife Fredia, Oklahoma City, and Dennis Collier and wife Wanda, McAlester; step-daughter, Linda Chambers and husband Neil, Oklahoma City; and one brother, Lawrence Pippenger and wife Ann, Cushing.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Pippenger; five brothers, Charles Pippenger, Everett Pippenger, John Pippenger, Lewis Pippenger, and Melvin Pippenger; and three sisters, Faustina Hicks, Gladys Martin, and Laveta Glover.

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

Kathy Plank

Kathy Mary Plank went home to be with the Lord on April 13, 2010 in Seminole, at the age of 64. 

She was born on November 30, 1945 to Elmer McCabe and Maudie Faye (Hinds) McCabe. 

Kathy married Ronnie Plank on October 3, 1986 in Seminole..

She worked for Blue Bell Wrangler for 28 years retiring in 2003 where she worked as a sewing operator and  for the last 5 to 6 years she worked in the parts department.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Kathy was an animal lover and Ronnie said many times that he would love to be one of her babies.

She especially loved hummingbirds and enjoyed feeding them. She loved going to their place at Lake Eufaula and enjoyed keeping her house clean. 

Kathy was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and a wonderful grandmother.

She leaves to cherish her memories her husband Ronnie of the home, she is also survived by two sons, Jeffery Scott Steele of Seminole and Brian Patrick Loftis of Shawnee; two sisters, Betty Jo Deere of Seminole and Judy Sneed of Checotah; brother-in-law, Alton Walden of Wewoka; two sisters-in-law, Betty Lou McCabe of Moore and Violet Smith of Idabel; and brother-in-law, Mike Eagen of Checotah.

She is also survived by one grandchild, Bryan Keith Steele and two great grandchildren, Landon Keith Steele and Baeley Kae Steele.  A host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends also survive her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Maudie McCabe, brothers, Benny Joe Smith, Jimmy Dale McCabe and sister, Darlene Walden and a special nephew Tommy Kent Reeves.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 2010 at the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating. 

Interment will follow at Holdenville Cemetery in Holdenville.

Casket bearers will be: Mike Eagon, Phillip Griggs, Tim Thetford, Scott McCabe, Steven McCabe and Tom Marble.  Honorary Bearer will be, Jerry Harris.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations may be made to the American Lung Association 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800. Washington, DC 20004. 

The family would also like to say a special thank you to the people at Faith Hospice and a special thank you to Brenda Billings for all the love and care they have given to Kathy.

 

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Thomas Ponder

Thomas "Clay" Ponder, 94 year-old, Seminole resident died Sunday, December 19, 2010 at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee.

He was born September 7, 1916 in Heavener, Oklahoma to parents Durham Ponder and Sara Etta (Plummer) Ponder.

Ponder served in the United States Army.  He married Mattie Roberts on February 20, 1940 in Okemah, and moved to Seminole over 25 years ago from Abilene, Texas.

Ponder had worked for Getty Oil Company before his retirement and he was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Mattie Elizabeth (Roberts) Ponder of the home; two sons, Mitch Ponder of Clackamas, Oregon and Ron Ponder of North Carolina; one daughter, Joy Dean Huza of Switzerland; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one grandson.

A Celebration of Ponder’s life will be held Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel located at 1001 N. Milt Phillips Ave. in Seminole, Oklahoma.  Mitch Ponder will officiate the service.

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

 

Diana Pope

 

Diana Jean Thornburg-Pope (DJ) Born Dec. 18th 1951, went to see Jesus April 8, 2010.

DJ was preceded in death by her mother Delorse Thornsurg on March 15, 2007. She is survived by her husband Kenneth Wayne Pop of their home in McLoud, Ok.

DJ has two daughters and one son, Rachel Evans of Seminole, Ok. and Christa Benefiel of McLoud, Ok. and Kirk Pope of Watonga, Ok.

Grandchildren include Brandon and Jenna Scott of Lemoore, CA. Naval Base, Samantha Smith and Abaigeal Gillespie both from Seminole, Ok.

Chelsey Pearson and Haley Benefiel both from McLoud, Ok.

DJ was happily expecting her first great grandchild in August of 2010.

Also many other numerous family and friends in Seminole, OK., surrounding areas and states.

DJ was a licensed barber most of her adult career.

She was also a longtime member of The Temple of Praise Church in Seminole, Ok. for most of her adult life as was her mother Delorse Thornburg.

Services will be held at the Temple of Praise Pentecostal Church on Monday April 12th, at 6 p.m. in Seminole, Ok.

We love you mama.

Lois Culver Poplin

Longime Seminole resident, Iva Lois (Massey) Culver Poplin, 97, died on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 in Seminole, Oklahoma.

On September 18, 1913 Lois was born to Doc H. and Ada Fannie (Hulsey) Massey in Wilburton, Oklahoma. Lois married William Gentry Culver on November 12, 1932 in Okmulgee, he preceded her in death on October 11, 1962. Lois later married George C. Poplin on August 21, 1965; he preceded her in death on April 20, 1979.

Lois was a member of the Ruth Sunday School Class at the First Baptist Church in Seminole as well as a Pink Lady at Seminole Integris Hospital.

Lois is survived by her son Jack Culver of Tucson, Arizona; two step-children, Leroy and Billie Poplin Johnson; 29 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren; on the Culver side two children; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren; as well as a host of other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband William Culver, husband George Poplin, son Billy G. Culver, 5 step-children, Frank Poplin, Dana Poplin, G.C. Poplin, Jack Poplin and Gerald Poplin, three grandchildren as well as several siblings.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m., Monday, October 11, 2010 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole, with Matt Pollock officiating.

Honorary pallbearers are William Culver, Alan Culver, Christopher Culver, Ron Culver, Leroy Poplin and Jerry Pritchard.

Messages of condolence may be sent through www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

Ruth Powers

Wewoka resident Ruth Powers, age 80, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, in Shawnee.

She was born Aug. 28, 1929, in Spartanburg, S.CC. She married Bobby Powers April 3, 1964, in Wichita Falls, Texas.

She was a truck driver for over 42 years and was of the Baptist Faith.

She is survived by her husband.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at Oakwood Cemetery, with Dr. Michael Vallandingham officiating.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home. An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

JoAnn Prewitt

 

Services for JoAnn Prewitt, 68, Ada, are 2 p.m. Thursday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, Toby Ross will officiate. Burial will follow at Swan Hill Cemetery.

JoAnn died Sunday, October 24, 2010 at a Midwest City hospital. She was born December 20, 1943 at Portland, Oregon to Dillard and Ella Joy Tarver Johnson. She and her family moved to Konawa when she was a child. She attended grade school at Wewoka and Konawa and graduated from Vamoosa High School.

JoAnn was a homemaker.

Survivors include a husband, Audrie Prewitt, of the home; a son, Paul Stephens, Ada; two sisters, Jeannie Truman, Tulsa, and Denise Berndt Waukesha, Wisconsin; a brother, Arthur Johnson Konawa; as well as a host of other family and friends.

She was preceded by her grandmother, Cordia Arnold of Konawa; her mother, Ella Joy Lyday of Konawa, her father, Dillard Johnson; one sister, Sharon Wilkinson (Johnson) of Tulsa; and a step-daughter, Becky Jo Stephens of Konawa.

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

Wilma Priest

Wilma EuVonne Priest, age 78, of Seminole, Oklahoma, the oldest of 4 children, passed away quietly Friday morning, January 22, 2010 surrounded by those who loved her.

A memorial visitation will be held Thursday, January 28, 2010, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Aderhold Funeral Home Chapel, in West.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, in Seminole, Oklahoma, where she will be laid to rest next to her parents, Melvin Wiley and Inez Cunningham.

EuVonne was born on June 23, 1931, in Wyandette, Oklahoma. After graduating from Seminole High School, she married her sweetheart and moved to Texas where she was a wife, mother and homemaker until 1978 when she moved back to Seminole to be near her family. When she wasn’t crocheting her beautiful quilts and dresses for her dolls she was snapping pictures.

A huge Country Music fan, she has a great friendship with Freddie Hart and his wife Ginger. She and her friend Fran Poppen, were devoted Freddie Hart Fan Club Members.

Survivors include three daughters, LaVanda Priest, Tammy Priest, and Mel Priest and fiancé Robert Marek, all of Waco; two sisters, Mildred Jackson of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Melvina Qualls and husband Roy, of Waco, Texas; a brother, Louie Cunningham, of Seminole, Oklahoma; three grandsons, Michael Singletary, Christopher Bounds, and Brandon Bounds; a granddaughter, Scherre Tucker, whom she raised and was especially proud of; and the many nieces and nephews that loved her very much.

The family offers a special thanks to Jeffrey Place Nursing Home Staff and Providence Hospice who has been great during the last three years and to the West EMS who made it possible for us to have her here.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Providence Hospice, 4830 Lakewood Dr. Ste. 2, Waco, Texas 76710 or to West EMS, P. O. Box 461, West, Texas 76691.

You are invited to share your thoughts and memories of EuVonne in a guestbook found at aderholdfuneralhome.com.

Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want; He maketh me lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters; He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake; yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me; thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over; surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Aderhold Funeral Home, in West, is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

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Dareesa Prince

Dareesa Michelle Prince, 36, better known as "Mikki" Prince, passed from this life on September 12, 2010. She died in her home after a long and courageous struggle with a debilitating illness.

Mikki was born on January 7, 1974 and graduated from Seminole High School in 1992. She was a resident of Seminole her entire life.

Mikki was a life-long horse enthusiast and competitive barrel racer. She spent a large portion of her life in the saddle or in a truck hauling her horses around to the next barrel race. Mikki had many wonderful friends and a lifetime of great experiences in the horse world. She found great comfort from those friends and memories through her long struggle with illness.

Mikki was a beautiful force of nature, losing her will create a void in the life of those who knew her. Although it was tragically short, she loved her life and lived it with enthusiasm, exuberance, and joy. Her presence will be greatly missed by those who loved her.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sandy her father, Leon and other beloved family members. She is survived by loving friends and extended family.

Donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org in memory of Mikki Prince.

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

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

 

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Sandra Prince

Sandra Jean Prince, a Seminole resident, died in her home after a seven-year battle with cancer last Saturday, July 17, 2010.

Prince was born in Shawnee on December 19, 1949. She graduated from Shawnee High School.

Prince moved to Seminole after graduation and lived out the remainder of her life there.

At the age of 18 Prince became a Denturist, a career she kept until 2002.

Prince was also a barrel racer and owned Kountry Kennels a business just north of Seminole where she was a dog trainer and groomer.

Her Mother, Jewel Stout, her father Jack Stout and one sister precede Prince in death.

Prince is survived by her daughter Mikki Prince; three bothers and two sisters.

A remembrance service will be held Wednesday, July 28 at 1 p.m. at the Strother High School Cafeteria.

 

 

 

June Pruitt

Graveside service are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at Wetumka Cemetery for Margaret June Pruitt, with Aaron Alsbrook officiating.

Born January 23, 1915 in Olds, Alberta, Canada to Francis Albert and Eula Lucille (Tefft) Griffin. She passed away Saturday, May 22, 2010 in Wewoka Care Center at the age of 95 years.

Preceding her in death are her parents, husband Glover Pruitt, step-daughter Valarhe Osborn and one step grandchild.

Survivors include children, Lucille Greenwood of Alabama,: Elouise Borchers of McLoud, OK.: Hansel Eisman of Glide, OR: Lois Hansen, Ojai, CA: Stanley Pruitt of WA, sixteen grandchildren, and twenty-three great-grandchildren. Other relatives include Dewey and Inez Muirhead, of Wewoka: Onema Nunes, CA: Ivan Griffin of Canada.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Lillard Kerlin

Lillard Arthur Kerlin, 75, Bowlegs, Oklahoma, resident died Friday, January 22, 2010,in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Lillard was born November 28, 1934, to Arthur and Annie (Pasemann) Kerlin, in Taylor, Texas. Lillard attended school in Thrall, Texas, where he graduated from Thrall High School, in 1954. He also served as a sergeant in the Texas National Guard.

Lillard moved to the Seminole County area in 1999 from Texas after working 30 years for the Lubrizol Oil Refinery, in Houston, Texas. He was involved in all of the phases of the refinery process of oil, additives and gas treatment products. Lillard wanted to leave the larger cities and move to the country here in the Seminole area, where he enjoyed working on his land with his tractor. He loved gardening, flowers, and plants of all types.

He was an avid fisherman, a cabinetmaker, rock collector, and being out in nature riding his 4-wheeler. Lillard was a member of the First United Methodist Church, of Bowlegs, Oklahoma and also attended the Community of Christ Church, in Seminole.

Lillard married Myrna Landsdown Kerlin, on November 6, 2004, in Del City, Oklahoma, and she survives him of the home.

Also surviving him are his two sons, Dwayne Kerlin and his wife Deanne, of Taylor, Texas and Kevin Kerlin, of Bowlegs, Oklahoma; two stepdaughters, Linda Schneider and her husband John, of Houston, Texas, and Kerry Burrows and her husband Richard, of Bowlegs, Oklahoma; one step son, Larry Landsdown and his wife Vickie, of Pink, Oklahoma; one sister, Peggy Moerbe and her husband Calvin, of Thrall, Texas; seven grandchildren, Michael Schneider, Patrick Schneider, Amber Kerlin, Jessica Brown and husband Brandon, Marie Bloemer, Delaney Burrows, Dylan Burrows; two great-grandchildren, Zachery Schneider and Aaron Brown; and several nieces, nephews and other family members .

Lillard was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Keith Allen Kerlin; his first wife and the mother of his children, Maurine (Wilde) Kerlin; and his second wife of 36 years, Betty Jo Kerlin.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Little Cemetery. Rev. Freeman Whitlock will officiate the services, assisted by Rev. Amanda Lockwood.

Pallbearers will be: Richard Burrows, Larry Landsdown, Harold Ellison, Patrick Schneider, Brandon Brown, and Vaughn Johnson

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

 

Juanita Raffety

Seminole resident Juanita Raffety, age 86, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, in Seminole, after a long illness. She was born Jan. 9, 1924, in Hobart, to Robert Badger and Lottie Mae (Holt). She graduated from Varnum Middle School, in 1938 and went on to Seminole High School where she graduated in 1942.

She married Cleo Raffety on Sept. 22, 1943, in Orlando, Fla. She moved to California in 1947 and then moved back to Seminole in 1971. She was a secretary at a School District in California. She was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Seminole Post # 204. from 1975 to 1980.

She is survived by her sons, Dennis, of Arizona, Jerry, of the home, and Mark, of California; sister, Bonnie Snyder, of California; numerous grandchildren; and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister, Leta Bishop; and brother, Robert Badger, Jr.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, 2009, at Maple Grove Cemetery with Larry Norris officiating.

 

 

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Thomas Randall Jr.

Thomas M. Randall Jr., age 38, died Feb. 5, 2010, in Lubbock, Texas. He was born Feb. 15, 1971, in Rosebud, S.D. to Thomas M. and Patricia (Jacob) Randall. When he was two his father died and his family moved to Atoka, where he grew up and graduated from high school. He worked as a Sonographer for fifteen years.

He married Melissa Sellers on Jan. 1, 2006, in Shawnee. In Jan. 2009, he accepted a job at the Lubbock Heart Hospital and they moved to Ransom Canyon, Texas.

He is survived by his wife; children, Johnathan Randall, Kadence Randall, Bronc Randall, Blake Sellers, and Jackie Sellers; mother; and brother, Everett Randall.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, in the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in the Little Cemetery, in Seminole. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 at the funeral home.

To leave your condolences or to view a life tribute through photos and music, visit www.memorialdesigners.net.

 

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Thomas Randall Jr.

Services for Thomas M. Randall, Jr., 38, of Lubbock will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, in the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in the Little Cemetery, in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at the funeral home. Thomas died Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, in Lubbock, Texas.

Thomas was born on Feb. 15, 1971, in Rosebud, S.D., to Thomas M. and Patricia (Jacob) Randall. When Thomas was two his father died and his family moved to Atoka, Oklahoma, where he grew up and graduated from high school. Thomas had worked as a Sonographer for fifteen years. He married the love of his life and soul mate, Melissa Sellers on Jan. 1, 2006, in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

In Jan. 2009, Thomas accepted a job at the Lubbock Heart Hospital and they moved to Ransom Canyon, Texas. The true joy of Thomas’ life was his children and his wife, Melissa. Thomas and Melissa spent many wonderful hours gliding across the dance floor with one another.

Those left to cherish Thomas’ memory are his wife, Melissa; children, Johnathan Randall, Kadence Randall, Bronc Randall, Blake Sellers and girl friend Katie Beth Spencer and Jackie Sellers; mother, Patricia Johnson and husband Richard; brother, Everett Randall and wife Marissa; father-in-law, Bill Rogers; brothers-in-law, James Rogers and wife Carol, John Rogers and Tim Rogers and wife Tracy; sisters-in-law, Donna Cullum and Terra VanDusen; nephew, Craig Cullum and wife Lyndsi along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, all of Oklahoma, and many friends and colleagues in Lubbock. Also surviving "Papa" Thomas are Keelie, Dixie and Stonie Cullum, of Oklahoma.

Thomas is preceded in death by his father, Thomas Randall, Sr. and grandparents, Owen and Emma Randall and Fulsom and Martha Jacob.

To leave your condolences to Melissa and family or to view a life tribute of Thomas through photos and music, visit www.memorialdesigners.net.

Melissa and family would like to thank all of their friends and colleagues that are considered family, at Lubbock Heart Hospital and Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers.

 

 

 

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Ben Reeves

Ben Farland Reeves, age 80 and a resident of Konawa, Oklahoma, passed away from this life on Monday, March 22, 2010, at Wynnewood Care Center in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., on Friday, March 26, 2010, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Konawa, Oklahoma.

Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery, in Konawa. Brandon Thomas will officiate and Bruce Crawford and Mark Reeves will assist.

Pallbearers are: Mark Stoup, Brandon Stoup, Mark Payne, Mark Porter, Dennis Isaacs, Chris Fixico, Ed Fixico, and Alan Akerman.

Honorary pallbearers are: Doyle Long, Forrest "Bud" Hatcher, Clifford "Shorty" Moore, Tony Lowry, Roger Harrod, Billy Akerman, Jack Huckleberry, and Bob Sanders.

Ben was born on August 28, 1929, in Sasakwa, Oklahoma, to biological parents, Ethel Jewel (Reynolds) and Gordan Reeves. He married Lillian Reynolds, in Riverbank, California, on April 7, 1950.

Ben was a carpenter by trade. He lived in Konawa for the past thirty-five years, and he was a member of the Silas Missionary Baptist Church, in Konawa. Ben enjoyed playing and singing music and was a great family man who loved church and loved hunting.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian Reeves, of the home; two sons, Lon Allen Reeves and wife, Sheila, of Konawa, and Mark David Reeves and wife, Mona, also of Konawa; three daughters, Kathy Rennee Garcia and husband, John, of Merced, California, Marjorie Ann Ingram and husband, Ollie, of Konawa, and Carol Jean Steele and husband, Michael, of Harrah, Oklahoma; one brother, Tommy Reeves, of El Reno, Oklahoma; twelve grandchildren; and fourteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ethel Jewel and Bill Fox; six infant grandchildren; his grandparents; and many aunts and uncles.

 

 

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Lon Reeves

Lon "Lonnie" Allen Reeves, age 59 and a resident of Konawa, Oklahoma, died on Monday, June 2, 2010.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday, June 7th at Grace Community Church under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa. Ed George will officiate and Drew Isaacs will assist.

Lonnie was born on February 9, 1951, in Oakdale California, to Ben F. Reeves and Lillian May (Reynolds) Reeves.

He graduated Riverbank High School in California, and he was in the Army National Guard. He later married Shelia (Ranells) on February 9, 2000, in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. He was a tool-pusher and driller for the oilfield industry, and he roofed most of the Houses in Konawa. He lived in the Konawa area for thirty years. Lon enjoyed music, teaching music, and he most of all, he loved his family and his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Shelia Reeves of the home; two sons, Casey Allen Reeves of Escalon, California, and Jeremiah Lee Reeves of Santa Maria, California; one daughter, Carla Renee Reeves of Konawa, Oklahoma; his mother, Lillian Reeves of Konawa; one brother, Mark David Reeves of Konawa; three sisters, Kathy Garcia of Merced, California, Marjorie Ingram of Konawa, and Carol Steele of Jones, Oklahoma; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ben Reeves on March 22, 2010; three children, Tara Denise Reeves and two stillborn babies, Lonnie Dean and Rena Renee Reeves; and one nephew, Aaron Ingram on May 13, 2010.

Honorary pallbearers are Beau Honsinger, Brandon Stoup, Monty Brazell, Johnny Jones, Mark Stoup, West Christopher, and Joe Mac Roberts.

 

Bobbie Regian

Bobbie Dee (Murry) Regian, 61, Seminole resident died on August 22, 2010 at Midwest City Regional Hospital in Midwest City, Oklahoma. She was born one of twelve children on October 7, 1948 in Modesto, California to parents Virgil Doyle Murry and Dorotha Jane (Peters) Murry.

Bobbie grew up in Tucson, Arizona and Modesto, California before later moving to Tuttle, Oklahoma where she graduated from High School. She married H.C. "Tony" Regian on June 7, 1966 they had two daughters, Lori and Debbie. She later married James "Red" Regian, Jr. on May 28, 2005 in Seminole.

Bobbie was baptized on Oct. 21, 1979 at Riverside Baptist Temple in Riverside, California. She recently worked as a C.N.A. at Parkland Manor Nursing Home in Prague, where took care of many people. As a teenager Bobbie worked at Don’s Drive-In.

She leaves to cherish her memories her husband James "Red" Regian, Jr. of the home; one son, James Regian, III. of Seminole, four daughters, Lisa Belot of Yulee, Florida, Lori Smith of Seminole, Debbie Godwin of Wewoka, and Carol Ferguson of Washington State; five brothers, James, Bud, Buddy, Michael and Jerry Murry; three sisters, Tracy Lawrence, Rosie Faught and June Simons; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, she is also survived by a host of other family and friends.

Bobbie is preceded in death by her parents; one sister; two brothers; her first husband, Tony Regian.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 10 a.m., at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery with Thomas Smith officiating the service.

Visitation is scheduled at Swearingen Funeral Home for Thursday, August 26, 2010 and Friday, August 27, 2010 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Casket Bearers will be: Thomas Smith, James Regian III., Anthony Regian, Adam Godwin, Stephen Godwin, Trevor Smith and Dakota Godwin.

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

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

 

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Monnie Reich

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, April 2, 2010 at 10am for Wewoka resident Monnie Jean Reich at Wewoka Church of Christ with Charlie Kymes and Aron Alsbrook officiating and interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Monnie Jean Barnes was born April 14, 1922 in Hughes County, Oklahoma, the daughter of Edward Mack and Eva Smith Barnes. Monnie passed away March 30, 2010 at St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa at the age of 87 years.

Monnie was the 3rd of 5 children. Her early years were spent in Hughes County. She attended school at Pecan Grove, Yeager and graduated from New Lima High School. This must have been where her enthusiasm for sports was born. She often told fond stories of playing basketball for the New Lima Falcons. She was proud that she played along side her sister Hazel.

Monnie married Lee Matthew Reich on August 29, 1940 in Wewoka. They made Wewoka their home, but traveled to California when the boys were young, then later Lee followed oilfield and construction work and they traveled all over the United States. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She devoted her life to family. Her children and grandchildren filled her life with pride and joy.

Monnie had many jobs including Muirs Meat Packing Co., Seminole County Election Board, society editor at Wewoka Daily Times, and as secretary for Rudolph Hargrave. However, Monnie had only one vocation and that was to take care of Lee and the boys. She loved being a homemaker and sharing her home with all the extended family and friends. Monnie was proud of her grandchildren and took pleasure in attending many school events in which they participated. Monnie enjoyed spending time with her many friends playing dominoes or canasta and watching game shows on television. Monnie had a passion for cooking and remodeling houses. Sundays were not complete until the family and friends gathered at Monnie or Grandma Barnes’ home for lunch after church.

Monnie is preceded in death by her husband Lee, her parents and two brothers Carl Barnes and Darrell Barnes.

Survivors include 3 sons; Ronald Lee and wife Ruth, Wewoka, George Edward and wife Carol, Ponca City, and Jimmy Dale and wife Billye, Tulsa, 8 grandchildren; Becky Roberts, Holdenville, Ronda Reich, Roy Reich, Wewoka, Michael and wife Casey Reich, New Boston, Texas; Randy and wife Athena Reich, Brett and wife Kristin Reich, Joy Reich, Tracy and wife Nichole Reich all of Tulsa. 8 great grandchildren; Sebastian, Colby, Madison, Ty, Chase, Andrew, Alaina, Matthew and Nicholas, her sister Hazel Morphis, Wewoka, brother Leon and wife Alma Barnes Wewoka, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Albert and Mary Ellen Reich, Wewoka. She is also survived by many extended family members and friends.

Pall Bearers will Michael Reich, Roy Reich, Randy Reich, Brett Reich, Tracy Reich and Randy Tingwald. An online guest book is available by visiting www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

Lee Reid Jr.

Lee Waddy Reid, Jr., 64 year-old, Seminole resident died Wednesday, December 15, 2010 in Seminole. 

He was born May 13, 1946 in Bristow to parents Lee Waddy Reid, Sr. and Elizabeth "Joan" (Donaldson) Reid.

Reid had served in the United States Army. 

He married Lorie Ann (Fleming) Reid on October 6, 2000 in Seminole.

Survivors include his mother, Joan Reid of Ranger, Texas; wife, Lorie Ann Reid of the home; two sons, Traerse Reid and Dillon Reid both of Denver, Colorado; one brother, Joe Reid of Pasadena, Maryland; five sisters, Lone Marie Barber of Phoenix, Arizona, Theresa Lynn Vigil of Dallas, Texas, Lona Jaline Taylor of Casper, Wyoming, Mary Lougene Olsen of Sioux City, South Dakota and Billie Jaye Young of Omaha, Nebraska; two grandchildren; and a host of other family and dear friends.

His father preceded Lee in death.

Visitation will be held Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 5 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

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

 

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

 

Howard Reynolds

Howard Lewis Reynolds, 82 year-old, Tecumseh resident passed from this life Thursday, June 17, 2010 at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was born October 3, 1927 in Stidham, Oklahoma to parents Lewis Stanton Reynolds and Ruby (Stephens) Reynolds.

Howard married Doris June Shafer on January 31, 1951 in Wichita, Kansas. He worked as a self-employed auto mechanic until his retirement. Together they had lived in Payson, Arizona before retuning to central Oklahoma six years ago. He attended the Bowlegs First Assembly of God Church.

Mr. Reynolds leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 59 years, Doris June (Shafer) Reynolds; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Kathie Reynolds of Spencer, Oklahoma and Leslie Howard and Sherrie Reynolds of Asher, Oklahoma; three daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Jerry Richardson of Calvin, Oklahoma, Vickie and Glen Canfield of Bowlegs, Oklahoma and Sharon and Dennis Beringer of Yukon, Oklahoma; two brothers, Dale Glen Reynolds and Lewis "Jr." Reynolds, Jr. both of

El Reno, Oklahoma; three sisters, Ruby Helen Kuykendall of Nebraska, Pauline Elkins of Seminole, Oklahoma and Sue Moore of Yukon, Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Reynolds is preceded in death by his parents and by two grandchildren, Leslie "Scott" Reynolds and Leslie "Kyle" Reynolds.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 21, 2010 at Bowlegs First Assembly of God Church located on Hwy 99 in Bowlegs, Oklahoma. Pastor Roy Robertson will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery north of Seminole.

Casket Bearers will be: Mark Reynolds, Justin Canfield, Nathan Reynolds, Travis Canfield, Sean Reynolds and Chance North.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be: Dennis Lee Reynolds, Leslie Howard Reynolds, Glen Canfield, Dennis Beringer and Jerry Richardson.

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

 

 

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Lula Richards

Lula Mae Richards, 81, died on Friday, October 1, 2010 at Norman, Oklahoma. She was born a twin on January 1, 1929 at Harjo, to Harvey Anderson and Edna Marie (Hogan) Bryson.

Lula grew up in the Maud area. When she was nine years old, her father died and so her step-dad, James Brison raised her. On April 28, 1945, Lula married Delbert Richards.

In 1949 they moved to the Lindsay area where Delbert worked for Warren Petroleum. She was a homemaker and a self-employed beautician

Lula’s survivors include her son, Tye Sand Richards of Lindsay, daughters; Carolyn Mae Williams of Lindsay; and Rita Delette Blackwell of Lexington; brothers; Charles Wesley Brison and James Edward Brison; sisters: Wanda Jean Threet of Wellston and Harlene Ann Minnix of Tulsa;12 Grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Delbert; daughter, Pamela Sue Cooper; son, Dee; a great grandchild, and her twin sister, Beulah Fay Minnix.

 

 

Rebecca Richards

Rebecca Ann Richards, 43, Wewoka, Oklahoma resident died, Thursday, July 22, 2010 at her home in Wewoka. Rebecca was born May 18, 1967 in Artesia, New Mexico to Jerry Lee and Betty Edwina (Lott) Smith.

Rebecca moved to Wewoka 13 years ago from Louisana. She was a homemaker. Rebecca loved to do many things, among them were fished, car racing and working in the pits.

Rebecca leaves to cherish her memories her parents; Jerry and Betty Smith of Bryant, three sons; Anthony Regian, Adam Godwin and Stephen Godwin all of Seminole, two daughters Leslie Driver of Wewoka, and Stephanie Ridge of Seminole, one brother Thomas Smith of Seminole, and two sisters; Mary Halpain of Perryton, Texas and Susan Godwin of Shawnee and four grandchildren.

She is also survived by her companion of 13 years Debbie Godwin.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Willard and Goldie Smith and Edwin and Betty Lott.

Memorial Services are planned for August 1, 2010 at 6 p.m. at Wintersmith Park Lodge at 1800 Wintersmith in Ada, Oklahoma.

Funeral Information: August 1, 2010, 6:00 PM

Wintersmith Park Lodge located at 1800 Wintersmith, Ada 74820.

 

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Margaret Richardson

Margaret Ann "Peggy: Richardson died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010.

She was born Feb. 13, 1931, in Washington, DC, to George W. Singletary and Shiela O'Neal Singletary.

She married Jack Allen Richardson (formerly of Wewoka) Aug. 11, 1976, in Oklahoma City. She worked as legal secretary for Charles Shadid Attorney for number of years.

She is survived by her children, Shiela, Michael, Laura, Jack Allen, Kenneth, Teresa, Elaine, and Paula; numerous grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; and sister, Sandy Hentschel.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at Oakwood Cemetery, with Rev. Marvin Hays officiating.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Anna Riggs

Anna Lee Riggs was born in Milfay on August 14, 1929 and departed this life in Shawnee where she had lived the past three years on Sunday, August 1, 2010 at the age of 80 years.

Anna was the daughter of Oddus J. and Georgia (Fisher) Skaggs. Anna was a long time resident of Milfay.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Milfay, and worked in the Milfay School Cafeteria from 1963 until she retired in 1992.

Anna married Clyde Henry Riggs in Bristow on October 12, 1949.

He preceded her in death March 17, 2005. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, James Roland Skiggs and one sister, Juna Mae Marker.

Survivors include, one son, Henry Riggs of Shawnee; one daughter and son-in-law, Darla and Ed Rider of Shawnee; three grandchildren, Mandy McKay and Jay Johnson of Tecumseh, Myria and Gerald Hayslip of Oklahoma City, and Sunita and Mike Embrey of Oklahoma City; two great-grandchildren, Jax Keegan Johnson of Tecumseh, Jillian Michelle Embrey of Oklahoma City; and a host of Nieces and nephews, others relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel with Rev. Forrest Whitmore officiating.

Burial will be in the Stroud Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Stroud.

 

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Norma Robbins

Longtime Seminole resident Norma Lea Robbins passed away on February 2, 2010, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, at the age of 74.

She was born on September 14, 1935 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Grover Cleveland and Stella (Harris) Shockey.

She married Earmond Robbins on October 13, 1954 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; he preceded her in death on September 26, 1982.

She retired from Seminole Hospital where she worked as a dietician for over 20 years. She taught Sunday School Class at the First Church of God in Seminole where she was a long-time member and was a member of the Carrie Missionary Circle. Her grandchildren were the joys of her life, and she also loved arts and crafts, decorating and making wedding cakes.

She is survived by her son Ronnie Robbins of Seminole, Oklahoma, two daughters, Rosalea Robinson of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and Penny Claborn and husband Mark of Seminole, one brother, J.C. Shockey of Sallisaw and one sister, Dorothy "Jeannie" Rees of Seminole, Oklahoma. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Elaine Jones and husband Tim of Plano, Texas, Derek Claborn and Fiance Michelle Allain of Ardmore, Drew Claborn of Seminole and two great grandchildren, Karson Jones and Kaden Jones.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sister, Geraldine Tomlin, brother, Homer Shockey and husband Earmond Robbins.

Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 5, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Brewer officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery, in Seminole.

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

 

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J.L. Robertson

J. L. Robertson, 74, longtime Sasakwa, Oklahoma resident passed away Thursday, October 14, 2010 at his home in Sasakwa. J.L. was born May 4, 1936 in Seminole, Oklahoma to J. E. " Jack" and Gladys Roviolent (Saxon) Robertson.

J.L. grew up in the Seminole area and served in the U.S. Army Reserves for several years as a corporal. He had lived and worked in Arkansas and Hugo, Oklahoma most of his adult life. He had worked as a route supervisor for Pepsi-Cola in Hugo, for eight years and he later went to work in commercial refrigeration for Woodbright Equipment Company in Arkansas, and retired in 1987.

J.L. was a member of the Church of Christ and the Odd fellow lodge in Wewoka.

J.L. married Elizabeth Jane (Williams) Robertson in Paris, Arkansas.

His Wife Janie Robertson of the home, four daughters Jennifer & her husband Steve Gordon of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Phyllis and her husband Barry Hill of Hugo, Oklahoma, Angela Watkins of Grandbury, Texas and Janet Queen of Hugo, survive him. One son Steven Robertson of Sasakwa, also survives him. Seven grandchildren: Hanna Robertson, Brock Watkins, Natalie Watkins, Amy and husband Blake Roberts, Ashley and husband Cory Goff, Jessica and husband Jonathan Good, Jeffery Hill and wife Lindsay along with seven great grandchildren survive him.

He is also survived by five sisters Glenda Kelsey and husband John of Chickasha, Carol Palmer of Bowlegs, Joyce Jones and husband Paul of Sasakwa, Brenda Moody and husband Edwin of Bowlegs, and Barbara Bible and husband Jack of Wewoka three brothers Jim Robertson and wife Donna of Hugo, Don Robertson and wife Darlene of Seminole, Randy Robertson and wife Marilyn of Bowlegs, and one sister-in-law Sandy Bandy and husband Richard. Twenty-six nieces and nephews and forty-eight great nieces and nephews also survive him.

Graveside services will be Friday, October 15, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Wolf Cemetery with James Inman officiating. Casket bearers will be Jeffery Hill, Brock Watkins, Paul Jones, John Kelsey, Sr., Eddie Taylor and Gene Choate.

Honorary bearers will be Steve Gordon, Barry Hill, Jimmy Choate, Wayne Taylor, Hiram Roulston and Earl Orr.

J. L. was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Loretta Ann Robertson and a son, Ronald Wayne Robertson, one grandson Travis Jordan Reed, son-in-law, Ken Watkins, two brothers Terry Loyd Robertson and Jackie Ervin Robertson and one sister Geraldean Kean and two nephews and one niece.

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

 

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Yolanda Robledo

Former Seminole County resident Yolanda Robledo, age 46, died at Integris Baptist Medical Center, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009.

She was born Jan. 29, 1963, to Manuel Robledo and Clara (Carrillo) Adamson, in Los Angeles, Calif. She was a waitress for El Charro Restaurant, in Anadarko.

She is survived by her husband, Travis Talapaw; her mother and step-father, Clara and John Adamson; sons, Manuel Siqueiros, and Jesse Siqueiros both of Shawnee; daughters, Priscilla Yahola, of Shawnee, and Monica Sizueiros, of Maud; brothers, Manuel Robledo, Jr., of Maud, Richard A. Robledo, of St. Louis, Joseph M. Robledo, of Shawnee, and John Shawn Robledo, of North Carolina; sisters, Lupe Soto, of El Paso, Texas, Ginny S. Guzman, of Garden Grove, Calif., and Amanda Wright, of Oklahoma City; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Manuel Robledo, Sr.

A funeral mass is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Konawa, on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, in Konawa. Fr. Adrian Vorderlandwehr, O.S.B. will officiate.

 

Bill Rodebush

Memorial services for former Seminole County resident Bill "Rody" Rodebush, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, June 18, 2010 at the Bishop Chapel of Memories in McAlester.

Rev. Harrell Rodebush will officiate.

Services will be under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service and Crematory of McAlester.

Military honors will be provided by the Oklahoma National Guard.

Rodebush passed away on Monday, June 14, 2010 at his home in McAlester at the age of 73.

Rody was born on January 31, 1937 to James and Inda (Smith) Rodebush in Konawa.

He grew up in the Konawa/Seminole area and graduated from Seminole High School with the Class of 1955.

Rody married Birthe Hecht on June 7, 1969 in Esbjerg, Denmark.

He attended East Central State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education.

Rody was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, and then began working in the oil field.

He worked his way up from mud engineer to international manager, holding numerous positions in sales and administration.

In 1991, Rody retired from Dresser Industries.

Following retirement, Rody raised registered limousin cattle at the Double R Ranch and spent 10 years working at Wal-Mart.

Rody was a member of the Masonic Lodge #550, Elks Lodge #533, the Shriners, and the Scottish Rite.

He served in the Oklahoma National Guard’s 45th Infantry Division.

Rody was preceded in death by his wife, Birthe; parents, James and Inda; brothers JB and Glen; and sister-in-law, Zelda.

He is survived by a daughter, Lena Helmbrecht and her husband Harold of Douglas, Georgia; two sons, Glen Eric Rodebush and wife Carrie of McAlester, and J Wayne Rodebush of McAlester; grandchildren Isom Rodebush, Erica Rodebush, and Destiny Rodebush; nephews, Max Rodebush of Ada, and Jimmy Rodebush of Ada; and great-nephews Rock Rodebush and Matt Rodebush.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of the Elks Lodge #533, Masonic Lodge #550, Shriners and Scottish Rite.

 

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Ruben Rodriguez

Ruben Rangel Rodriguez, age 33, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, in an automobile accident north of Holdenville.

He was born March 30, 1976, in San Felipe, Guanaguato, Mexico, to Alberto Rangel Mendez and Ma Encarnacion Rodriguez. He was brought up in the San Felipe area, then moved to Oklahoma and lived in Wewoka for a short time before moving to Holdenville. He worked for Commercial Brick Corporation in Wewoka as a brick packager.

He is survived by his wife, Kasina Moppin, of the home; children, Juan Carlos Rangel Picazo and Maria Fernanda Rangel Picazo, both of San Felipe, Guanaguato, Mexico, and Alina Rangel and Alejandra Rangel, both of the home; stepdaughter, Jessica Moppin, of the home; father, Alberto Rangel Mendez, of Cromwell; mother, Encarnacion Rodriguez Arquijo, of San Felipe, Guanaguato, Mexico; sisters, Angelica, Patricia, Leticia, Silvia, twins Beatriz and Cruz, Jaqueline, Margarita, Rosalva, and Maribel Rangel Rodriguez, all of Leon, Guanaguato, Mexico.

Funeral services are scheduled at Lillye Chapel, Fisher Funeral Home, as follows: Rosary on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m.; Wake on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m.; Funeral on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2 p.m. Interment will be near his home, in Mexico.

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

Jennie Ross

Jennie L. "Scottie" Ross, 83, longtime Seminole resident died Thursday, October 21, 2010, after a long bout with Cancer.

She was born January 16, 1927 to Wilbur and Sallie (Larney) Dirt in Seminole County.

Ross was one-half Seminole Tribe and one-half Absentee Shawnee Tribe.

She attended Chilocco and Eufaula Indian Schools, then later Oscar Rose College in Midwest City.

Teaching, whether cultural or modern was her profession. She was a retired teacher form Seminole Public Schools.

She was a lifelong active member of the Gar Creek Ceremonial Grounds; she was currently a member of the Seminole Nation General Council.

Throughout her life she was involved in various committees, activities and organizations within the Seminole Nation.

Preceding her in death were her parents, infant twin sons, two half-brothers and three half sisters and other relatives.

Survivors are one son Ted Harjoe of Shawnee; two granddaughters; five half-sisters, numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 25, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Harjo officiating.

Burial will follow at Hitchittee Church Cemetery, with B.J. Jackson officiating the burial rites. There are no wake services planned at her request.

Casket bearers will be Felix Brown, Jr., Floyd Brown, (Pvkvny) David Brown, Marcos Briggs, Charlie B. Billie, Donnie Keller, Rick Deer and Ken Chambers.

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

 

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Fred Roy

Fred Roy, 87 year-old, longtime Maud resident passed from this life Tuesday, March 16, 2010, in Tucson, Arizona. He was born July 1, 1922, in Navajo, Montana, to parents Martin Clarence Roy and Frances Madge Irene (LeClair) Roy.

Fred married Reta Schleicher, on May 8, 1971, in Henderson, Nevada. He worked for Greyhound Bus Company, in Tucson, as a bus driver for many years until his retirement, in 1978. The couple then moved to Maud, Oklahoma, where Fred continued to work as a rancher raising Arabian Horses, he also worked for BJ Hughes as a truck driver. Later he and his wife owned and operated the Gas Station in Maud for several years.

Fred was of the Methodist faith and was also a member of the Seminole Elks Lodge and a former Mason.

Fred leaves to cherish his memory his wife of almost 39 years, Reta Roy, of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Frank Roy and his wife Jennie, of Maud, Oklahoma, Steve Roy and his wife Helen, of Santee, California and Larry Roy and his wife Terry, of Santee, California; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol Heath and her husband Jerry, of El Cajon, California and Lana Wilson and her husband John, of Alpine, California; five grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren as well as a host of other family and dear friends.

Fred is preceded in death by his parents and by two half brothers and one half sister.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Friday, March 26, 2010 at Calvary Cemetery, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Rev. Gary Wilburn will officiate the service.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud, Oklahoma.

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

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

 

 

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Frances Sanders

Bowlegs resident Frances Robilee (Robinson) Sanders, age 67, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at her home, in Bowlegs. She was born May 24, 1942, in Bernie, Mo., to James Henry Robinson and Hollie (Vineyard) Robinson.

She was a housewife who moved to Seminole County eight years ago. She was a member of Lighthouse Tabernacle Church, in Seminole.

She married Daniel James Sanders.

She is survived by her sons, Leonard Sanders and Daniel Sanders, both of Bowlegs; sister, Peggy Causey, of Bernie, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Cremation services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, in Seminole. Private family services are scheduled for a later date.

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

 

 

Raymond Sanderson

Raymond, C. Sanderson,., 99, passed away May 10, 2010. He was born August 20, 1910 to in Cowlington, OK.

Raymond attended school in Arkansas and taught in a Fort Smith business college before coming to Tulsa in 1936. Raymond retired from Sooner Federal Savings and Loan in 1975 after serving the association for 39 years. He was made an officer of the association in the accounting department as Assistant Secretary and Treasurer and was "foreman" of the book keeping department for many years.

Raymond was a member of the University United Methodist Church and was a member of the board of Stewarts for a period of 10 years and chairman of the auditing committee of the Church for 3 years. He was 3 times president of the Kumdouble Sunday School Class of University Church. Raymond was 32 degree Mason of Scottish Rites of Tulsa Consistery and a Knights Templer of the York Rites which consist of Tulsa Chapter Royal Arch Masons, Tulsa Council " 22 and Trinty Commander of Tulsa # 20, past Master of Rock Lodge # 513, Chapter member and 3 times Worthy Patron of Friendship Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Charter Member and twice Watchman of Shephersa of Ruth Shrine #22 of White Shrine of Jerusalem, and Past Royal Patron of the Order of the Amaranth, Tulsa Chapter #23.

He served as Deputy Supreme Watchman of Shepherds of the Supreme Shrine and at another time was Supreme assistant Guard and Grand Sword Bearer of the Grand Court of Oklahoma. He moved to Sasakwa, Oklahoma in February of 2009.

Raymond is preceded in death by his wife, Letha, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.He is survived by a son, LeRoy Sanderson and wife, Mary, grandchildren, Kimberly Ann Alvarez Sanderson and Husband, Carlos Reyes, Raymond LeRoy Sanderson and wife, Mary, Janette Lynn Robertson and husband, Will, great-grandchildren, Ethan Davis Sanderson, Rachel Irene Sanderson, William ray Robertson II, Lacey Gabriel Robertson, Mitchell Alexander Ray Sanderson, Madison Natasha MacKenzie Alvarez Sanderson, many nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the Maintenance Fund Trust of University United Methodist Church. Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, May 15, 2010 at University United Methodist Church in Tulsa with interment at Floral Haven Cemetery. Under the direction of Moore’s Eastlawn Chapel, 918-622-1155.

 

Robert Sands

Longtime Seminole resident Bob Sands, age 66, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at his

He was born Aug. 30, 1943, in Bergman, Ark., to Paul Willard and Verna (Phifer) Sands. He married Sandra Kay (Rhodes) on Dec. 18, 1964, in Seminole.

He worked for Alko-Kober for 24 years in maintenance; he also worked at Wal-Mart part time in the paint and hardware department for two years. He was a member of the Temple of Praise Church, in Seminole. He held church services at the Pioneer Nursing Home for 20 years. He served in the National Guard for five years.

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Robin Dillon, of Seminole; brother, Tommy Orr, of Moore; sisters; Wanda Rennie, of Tustin, Calif., and Glenda Resendez, of Pasadena, Texas; three grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

He is preceded death by his parents; sister, Pauline Sands, and brother, Frankie Orr.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, at the Temple of Praise Church with Rev. Harold Turner and Jeff Nance officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Little Cemetery, Little.

Pallbearers will be: Buster McCoy, Tommy Farrow, Doug Graham, Donald Emmitt, Manuel Sanchez and Kevin Pollard.

Honorary Bearers will be: Tommy Stephens, Bob Nance and James Winkcompleck.

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

 

 

 

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Audie Sanford

Funeral services for longtime Holdenville resident Audie Ray Sanford will be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Faith Freewill Baptist Church in Holdenville with Brother Earl Scroggins officiating. Mr. Sanford died on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at Holdenville General Hospital at the age of 57.

Audie Ray Sanford was born November 12, 1952 in Holdenville to Kenneth Sanford and Jean (Jacobs) Carpenter. After graduating from high school, Audie enlisted in the United States Army and served his country for 3 years. Audie worked as a driller in the oilfields for several years.

He later began his pursuit of a teaching degree and received and an Associates Degree from Seminole Junior College and received his Bachelors Degree in Education from East Central University in Ada in 1991. Audie taught Special Education at Moss and Asher Public Schools.

Audie married Beverly (Cheatwood) on September 22, 1984 in Seminole. They lived in Seminole for over 15 years before making their home in Holdenville.

Audie was a member of Faith Freewill Baptist Church in Holdenville, Holdenville Masonic Lodge and the Coon Hunters Club. He enjoyed fishing, coon hunting, gardening and spending time with his family. He also coached little league softball and baseball during summers.

Audie is survived by his wife, Beverly of the home; his father, Kenneth Sanford, and wife Beverly of Holdenville; his mother, Jean Carpenter, of Holdenville; his children: Katina Riley of Cushman, Arkansas; Ragina Fowler Scott of Holdenville; Cody Sanford of Holdenville; Heather Presley of Stroud; and Megan Sanford of Earlsboro; three brothers: Danny Sanford, William Sanford and Shawn Sanford, all of Holdenville; one sister, Misty Kirkland of Lamar; a number of grandchildren: Audie is also survived by several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Leon Barrett, Bob Farinelli, Butch Skipworth, Randy Madron, Wayne Cline and Harold Gordon. Honorary bearers will be Harvey Lee, Roger Lowe and Michael Sandford.

Mr. Sanford will be laid to rest at Non Cemetery in Non, Oklahoma.

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

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

Merian Savage

Merian Lee Savage died on Friday, June 25, 2010, in a motorcycle accident near Wetumka. He was 31 years old.

Lee was the son of Lloyd & Deborah (Abshire) Savage, born on September 29, 1978, in Pineville, Louisiana. He was brought up in Arizona, his home for twenty-one years.

In 2004, he moved to Wetumka. He worked as a crew chief for Ram Jack of Oklahoma in Ada. He enjoyed playing X-Box and fooseball, he loved outdoor BBQ and playing horseshoes. His favorite things were riding motorcycles and hanging out with friends.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Deborah Bell of Holdenville and Rex Little of Wetumka; his father, Lloyd Savage of Louisiana; two brothers, Michael Olden of College Station, Texas and Alton Savage of Holdenville; one sister, Patricia Savage of Wetumka; his companion of four years, Carla Malouf, of the home; stepchildren and step-grandchildren; other relatives and friends; a long-time pal, his Boxer dog, Lily.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 10:30 a.m. at Lillye Chapel, Fisher Funeral Home in Holdenville. Rev. James Lawrence was the officiating minister.

Honorary pallbearers were John Rhinehart, Zach Hanks, Kevin Wilbourn, Randy Malouf, Robert Malouf, Alton Savage, Jesse Bunyard, Richard Jones, Kerry Cowell, and his Ram Jack crew and fellow employees.

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

Paula Sawyer

Paula Darlene Sawyer was born October 13, 1963 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Paul and Deanna Redding. She went to be with the Lord on August 7,2010.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:00 AM Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at First Baptist Church Wewoka, with Bro. Larry Jones and Bro. Bob Spears officiating, and interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Paula was a graduate of Wewoka High School and received an associates degree in nursing from Seminole State College. She later worked for Elmwood Nursing Home as an Registered Nurse and loved all her residents and her co-workers.

On May 15, 1981 Paula and Jesse Sawyer were married in Seminole, Oklahoma and to this marriage four children were born.

Paula loved to go motorcycle riding and spending time at the lake skiing and swimming with her family. She enjoyed watching her kids and grandchildren participate in all their activities and loved her dogs. She was a member of Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death are her Mother Deanna (Arthur) Redding, paternal grandparents Norma and Dean Redding, maternal grandparents Orby and Pauline Arthur.

Survivors include: Father Paul Redding of Wewoka; husband Jesse Sawyer of Wewoka; sister Shelly Thompsonof Quinton, Oklahoma; children Chris Sawyer and wife Mandy of Shawnee; Jessica Treadwell and husband T. J. of Wewoka; Keith Sawyer and wife Tosha of Wewoka and Courtnei Sawyer of Norman; grandchildren, Makenna Sawyer, Carson Sawyer, Kaitlyn Sawyer, Stevie Jo Sawyer, Kendall Sawyer, and Sawyer Treadwell; Father and Mother-in-law Judge and Lena Sawyer of Wewoka; brother and sister-in-law Larry and Marsha Sawyer of Wewoka, and sister and brother-in-law Teresa and Joe Loeffelholz, Alvord, TX; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends

Pallbearers will be: Larry Sawyer, Joe Loeffeholz, Cameron Chesney, James Keesee, Ronnie Keesee, and Andrew Keesee. Honorary Pallbearers will be David Arthur, Colton Chesney, T.J. Treadwell, Jeff Laughlin, Rex Blaine Powers, and Justin Fleming.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

 

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Jerry Scott

Jerry Wayne Scott, 54, life long Seminole resident died Monday, October 18, 2010 at his home in Seminole. Jerry Wayne was born February 18, 1957 in Seminole to Jerry Garl and Margaret Ann (Mason) Scott.

Jerry Wayne attended Seminole Public Schools and graduated from Seminole High School in 1974. Jerry Wayne was a Member of the First United Methodist Church in Seminole.

Jerry Wayne married Susan Cherry on May 18, 1990 in Seminole.

His Wife, Susan Cherry Scott of the home, one son Jerry Garl Scott and a daughter Elizabeth Ann Scott survive him. His Father Jerry Garl Scott and his wife Rita of Shawnee, and his Mother Margaret Scott of Seminole, also survive him. Jerry Wayne was also survived by his aunts, Linda Novotny, June Hume, Melba Gibbs and Betty Brinsfield. His uncles Bill Scott and his wife Romana. His father and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Jane Cherry also survive him. Other family members include a step-sister Aunnie Meyers, brother-in-law’s Jeff Cherry, Ken Cherry and Chuck Cherry and several nieces and cousins.

Funeral services are scheduled for 4 p.m., Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Tim Tate and Gordon Melson officiating. Private burial services will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

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

 

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Dorothy Self

Graveside Services for Wewoka resident Dorothy Jean Self are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday May 10, 2010 at Oakwood Cemetery with Aaron Alsbrook of The Wewoka Church of Christ officiating.

Mrs. Self passed away Thursday, May 6, 2010 in Holdenville at the age of 83 years.

Born October 13, 1926 in Holdenville to Wyatt and Ethel Smith, she graduated from Holdenville High School and attended East Central University.

Dorothy Jean Smith and Jesse "Red" Self were married March 15, 1957 in Ada. He preceded her in death on March 6, 2009.

Dorothy worked for Wyatt Smith Drug Store as Pharmacist Assistant, and later at Holdenville Hospital as a Nurses Aide.

In later years she worked for Perryman Sand Pit as Secretary for number of years.

Dorothy loved her Church family at The Wewoka Church of Christ, along with gardening, photography, poetry, crappie fishing, and camping and fishing with Red.

Preceding Dorothy in death are her parents; husband Red Self; daughter Brenda Johnson; and brothers Carl and Jack Smith.

Survivors included: son Wes and wife Kristi Self of Edmond, son Tommy Johnson of Holdenville, several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and sister-in-law Ida Nelms, along with other relatives and a host of friends.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Grady Shatto

Grady Shatto a Seminole resident, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010.

Shatto moved to Seminole six years ago from Chouteau.

He was born November 10, 1948 at Crane, Texas to parents William Henry and Bessie Trene (Chadic) Shatto.

Shatto was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and a retired oil field worker where he worked as a roughneck and a roustabout. He also served in the United States Army.

Shatto is survived by his sister, Billie Clower of Seminole,

A memorial service will be held at a later date for Shatto.

Services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

 

Christopher Shelton

Christopher Scott Chris' Shelton, whereabouts unknown for several months, was found in rural Seminole County on Friday, October 1, 2010.  He was 27 years old.

Chris was the son of Larry Scott Shelton & Diana (Childs) Shelton, born on March 23, 1983 in Seminole. 

He was brought up and attended schools in the Seminole area.  Chris loved his wife and children and family. 

He spent a lot of time with his father, with whom he had a special and very close relationship.  He loved boxing and watching Nascar with his dad, and he loved taking care of his kids.

He is preceded in death by his father, Larry Shelton, on June 5, 2010; maternal grandmother, Rosemary Childs, and paternal grandmother, Christine Shelton;  two great-grandmothers, Hattie Hawkins and Dorothy Harden;  one uncle, Dale Shelton. 

He is survived by his wife, Vickie;  three children: Alexis Shelton, Alyah Shelton, and Zackarius Shelton;  his mother, Diana Madron and stepfather Randy Madron;  stepmother Melissa Shelton; one brother, Kyle Shelton, and two sisters, Jackie Shelton and Scotlyn Shelton;  stepbrother Jeremy Madron;  childhood friend, Mitch McNabb; paternal grandparents, Bob & Betty Shelton and maternal grandparents, Jack & Doris Childs; four aunts: Courtney (Mark) Wyrick, Jeannie (Randy) Barbre, Rita Goldston, and Gayla Weldon;  one niece, Serinady Shelton, and two nephews, Blaiden Shelton and Austyn Zapone;  numerous other relatives and friends who love and miss him.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2010, 2 p.m. at Faith Free Will Baptist Church in Holdenville, with Rev. Earl Scroggins officiating.

Services are under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville. 

 

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Larry Shelton

Larry Scott Shelton, 47 year-old, longtime Seminole County resident passed from this life Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Seminole Medical Center following a motorcycle accident. He was born August 3, 1962 in Oklahoma City to parents Bobby Shelton and Christine (Hankins) Shelton.

Larry graduated from Strothers High School. He later married Melissa Graves on February 5, 2001 in Cancun. Larry was currently working as the service manager at United Motors in Seminole. He had also worked for Gibbs-Stalling in Holdenville and Seminole Ford. Larry was a member of the Seminole First Baptist Church. He enjoyed racecars, riding motorcycles and he was an avid Dale Earnhart Sr. and Jr. fan. Larry took pride in his work and the cars that he worked on.

Survivors include his father Bobby Shelton and his wife Betty of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; his wife of nine years Melissa (Graves) Shelton of the home; two sons, Chris Shelton and his wife Victoria Pereyra Shelton of Seminole and Kyle Shelton of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two daughters, Jackie Shelton of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Scotlyn Shelton of the home; one sister, Courtney Wyrick and her husband Mark of Seminole, Oklahoma; mother-in-law, Doris Graves and her husband Jerry Graves of Waldren, Arkansas; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Rhonda Graves of Waldren, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Serinady Maleene Shelton, Blaiden Shane Shelton, Alexis Marie Shelton, Aaliyah Harmony Shelton, Zachariah Xavier Shelton and Austine Zapone; three nephews and one niece and a host of other family and friends.

Larry is preceded in death by his mother, Christine Shelton; one brother, Dale Austin Shelton; and one infant brother, Martin Lynn Shelton.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at the Seminole First Baptist Church located at 420 Reid Street in Seminole, Oklahoma. Russell Vicars will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery north of Seminole.

Casket Bearers will be; Bo Woodruff, Richard Dillon, Mark Echelle, Anthony Davidson, Tracy Sherfield and Rick Sullinger.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be; his motorcycle riding buddies.

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

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

Orvil Shepherd

Orvil Leroy Shepherd went to be with his Lord on July 24th, 2010 at his home in Wewoka, Oklahoma at the age of 89. Orvil was born February 12th, 1921 to Roy Myrtle Shepherd of Wetumka, Oklahoma.

Orvil was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1941; served overseas for some time and was discharged from service in 1945. Orvil was a farmer in Allen, OK until 1980 when he met Pauline. They were married on July 31, 1981. He was a member of Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church in Wewoka. Orvil enjoyed gardening as well as just being at home. Going to church and worshiping the Lord was a highlight he always looked forward to. He was preceded in death by his parents and seven brothers and sisters.

Orvil is survived by his wife of 28 years, Pauline Shepherd of the home, stepson Hulon Mosley and wife Sherlan of Wewoka, Granddaughters; Latresa Jolly and Husban Ed of Wewoka; Carla Davis and husband Robert of Wasilla, Alaska; Great Grandchildren; Melissa Sowder and husband Aaron of Cromwell; Brian Jolly of Wewoka; Anthony and wife Jessica Davis of Wasilla, Alaska; and Jessica Marie Davis of Wasilla, Alaska, Brothers Delmar and Jesse Shepherd of Oklahoma City, OK and sister Gladys Young of Moore OK, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends that will always remember and miss him.

Funeral Services are to be held Wednesday July 28, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mission Home Baptist Church North of Wewoka and burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka, Oklahoma.

Brother Bob Spears and Brother Larry Jones will officiate.

Pall bearers will be Brian Jolly, Judge Sawyer, Larry Sawyer, Jerry Renner, Derek Christopher, Aaron Sowder, and Glen Abel.

Honorary Pall bearers are The Men of the Mission Home Baptist Church and Brother Fred Stewart.

Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

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J.D. Sherwood

J. D. Sherwood, age 83 and a long-time resident of Konawa passed away from this life on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at his home.

Funeral services are schedule for 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Konawa under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa. Rev. Mona Faulks will officiate.

J. D. was born on April 1, 1927, in Caney, Oklahoma to Sam and Edith (McBride) Sherwood.

He married Faye Evelyn Finch on March 29, 1952 at the Pentecostal Holiness Church Parsonage in Konawa. J. D. worked as a mechanic for Roy Serber’s Motor Co. in Konawa until 1991.

He served in WWII and received an American Area Campaign Medal and a WWII Victory Medal.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Faye Sherwood of the home; one daughter, Janet Yott and husband, Kenneth of Konawa; two brothers, Melvin Sherwood of Altus, Oklahoma, and Sam Sherwood of San Jose, California; two sisters, Inez Mullins of Sherman, Texas, and Ruby Plasterer of Mesa, Arizona; and two granddaughters, Breanne and Samantha Yott.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Edith Sherwood; one daughter, Marilyn Elaine Sherwood Page; and one sister, Dorothy Palmer.

Pallbearers are Kenneth Yott, Matt Dean, Kevin Lane, David Lane, Austin Lane, and Russell Yott.

 

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Bill Shirey Sr.

Bill Gene Shirey, Sr. passed away on May 6, 2010 at the age of 75.  He was born on January 13, 1935 in Guthrie, to Harvey Lee Shirey and Jewel (Turner) Shirey.

He married Betty June (Byford) Shirey November 22, 1954.  He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Sherwood Company for many years before retiring.

He is survived by his wife, Betty June Shirey of Seminole; two sons, Glenn Shirey of Norman, and Bill Shirey, Jr. of McKinney, Texas; two sisters, Donna Holt and Harlene Wise of Oklahoma City.

He is also survived by seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Carolyn Jean Clark.

Private family services will take place at a later date.

Services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 1001 N. Milt Phillips Avenue, Seminole, Oklahoma 74868

Bertha Simpson

Bertha E. (French) Simpson went home to be with her Lord March 23, 2010, at the age of 96. She passed away peacefully at Bellevue Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Oklahoma City.

Bertha was born on February 14, 1914, to James Madison and Mary Ellen French, outside of Spaulding, Oklahoma. She was the 4th of 8 children. Bert attended Caston Schools up to the 8th grade and then attended and graduated from Spaulding High School as valedictorian, in 1934. She was a championship forward and captain of Spaulding basketball team and played along side her sister Eula Faye, who was a guard.

She was on the debate team and was chosen as "outstanding girl" in high school and received $50 from the district judge, Judge Crump. She was quoted as saying, $50 in the depression...we could not believe it and liked to never spent that money!"

She married Dan Simpson, at 19, and moved to Wewoka and was married 13 years. Her first jobs included Murier Tire and Appliance and Bates Drug Store. She really found her passion when she went to work for Tom Moore’s Furniture Store, in Wewoka, in 1949. She grew to become the top salesperson. She was a dependable business woman respected by all who knew her. After 26 years, she retired when Moore’s store sold in the 70’s.

Bert was off one week when Bob Loftis came calling and asked her to work for him and his family selling furniture in Holdenville. That created another beautiful match made in "furniture heaven" as she was a top producer and assistant manager for Loftis Furniture for 15 years.

After retiring from Loftis Furniture, Bertha then went to work at Oakridge Manor in Wewoka, in 1986, at the age of 72 as a teacher to her " special kids" and worked for eight more years. It was only when her eyesight became compromised that she was forced to retire one final time, in 1994.

Bert was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church, in Wewoka, where she taught Adult II Sunday School. She was always quick to tell people how much she loved her church family. She has many accomplishments including being recognized as " Wewoka" Working Woman of the Week." She was active in the business communities of both Wewoka and Holdenville throughout the years. She served on the "Welcome Wagon for Wewoka" and loved telling newcomers about her wonderful town. She was chosen Woman of the Year by the Holdenville Chapter of Business and Professional Women. She was a past B & PW president and served as state district director.

There was no one more passionate about politics than Bert. She was 100% Democrat and never missed voting the democratic ticket from the time her dad helped her to register at 18 years of age. She was a natural and took an interest to politics like PaPa. She was an active member in the Seminole County Democratic Women’s Club and held many offices including past president and secretary.

One of her proudest moments came when she was chosen as "Miss Democrat Woman of the Seminole County" in 1960. She was coordinator for the Ed Edmondson Campaign for Senate and proved to be a strong supporter for who or what she believed in. She is a longtime member of the Rebekah Lodge.

Bert loved people and helping others. She always looked for the good in everyone. Her kindness, generosity and spirit have touched many lives over the years. She often said "God had blessed her with a beautiful life and many friendship and a loving family."

Bert was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Mat and Mary French; brothers and sister-in-laws, Tom and Alice French, Bill and Bernice French, James Albert French, and David French. Also preceding her in death are sisters and brothers-in-law, Eula Faye and Roy Ferguson and Ima Jean and Arnold Dean Robinson.

She is Aunt Bug to her family who loved her so very much and will struggle to fill the void her absence has created. She is survived by one dedicated sister-in-law, Eva Jean French. Her many nieces and nephews include: Barbara and John Loudermilk; Jamie and Bob Adamson; Mat and Rhonda French, June and Phillip Holloway; Jane French Burns; Judy and Bob Jones; Neta Jean and Jim Jones; Joe and Mary French; Jim and Starlin French; Arnold Dean and Jan Robinson; Bill and Lavon Craft; Bob Craft; Roger Ferguson; and Leah and Val Larson. She is also survived by numerous great nieces and nephews, cousins, and a host of family and friends.

The family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Patty Moore and Rhonda Factor for their love and devotion as they helped care for Bert this past year.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Wewoka’s youth group.

A celebration of Bertha’s extraordinary life will be held on Monday March 29, 2010 at 10 a.m., at First Baptist Church Wewoka with Pastor Dr. Michael Vallandingham officiating with interment at Holdenville Cemetery.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Dixie Smith

Funeral services for long-time Seminole resident Dixie Mae Smith have been scheduled for Friday at 10 a.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home, in Seminole. Services will conclude at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Little Cemetery.

Chris Stinnett, minister of the Seminole Church of Christ, will officiate.

Dixie, age 94, died Tuesday at Avonlea Cottage Assisted Living Center, in Shawnee.

Born on August 29, 1915, to Arthur and Frankie Royal, in McMillan, Oklahoma, Dixie and her family moved to the community of Little, north of Seminole, in 1933. She was a graduate of Prairie Valley High School and the Shawnee Beauty School.

She married Thomas Wesley Smith on September 3, 1939.

After working as a beauty operator for several years in Seminole, Dixie spent most of her adult life as a homemaker. She was a talented artist and seamstress.

Dixie was a long-time member of the Church of Christ, in Seminole, where she taught children’s Bible classes and was in charge of coordinating the preparation of meals for funeral services.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Shirley Jean and Roy Carter; three grandchildren, Jason Carter, Jared Carter and Jamie Laurent; and three great-grandchildren, Joshua Wesley Carter, Keyshawn Laurent and Kaliah Laurent.

Other survivors include one sister, Hazel Reynolds; two nieces, Linda Helbach and Lana Reynolds; and one nephew, Dan Reynolds.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and one sister, Mable Jackson.

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

 

Freeman Smith

Freeman B Smith passed away on Friday, May 28, 2010, in Edmond, Oklahoma, at the age of 84.

He was born on September 7, 1925, in Seminole, Oklahoma, to James Buchannan and Getty Lee (Phelps) Smith.

He married Twill (Morris) on July 31, 1987, in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Freeman worked as a parts manager for Modern Motors in Shawnee most of his life. He was a master whittler, making very unique and intricate wooden wagons. His creations are on display at the Sante Fe Depot Museum, as well as the Firefighters Museum in Shawnee.

Freeman was also very passionate about playing bass guitar and played every Friday night in Midlothian. He also played with a band at the Shawnee Senior Citizens Center on Thursdays and Fridays. For the past 22 years, he and his wife have enjoyed their annual fishing trips to Lake Tenkiller.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 22 years, Twilla Smith of the home, two daughters and sons-in-law: Pamala and John Reynolds of Shawnee and Paula and Greg Petree of Shawnee and one son, Scott Smith of Moore, Oklahoma. He is also survived by seven grand-children: Stephen Petree, Jason Reynolds, Rachel Loudon, Lori Price, Todd Reynolds, Chad Petree and Laurel Smith and seven great grandchildren: Taylor Loudon, Amanda Loudon, Elaina Price, Ally Petree, Isabella Petree, Jonas Price and StevieJane Petree.

He is preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Helen King Smith, on May 13, 1986, and nine brothers and sisters.

Family visitation will be 11:00 A.M. Wed., June 2, at Swearingen Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Wed., June 2, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family online at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

Jack Smith

Jack Weldon Smith passed away January 27, 2010, at the VA Hospital, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, at the age of 79. Jack was born November 24, 1930, in Holdenville, Oklahoma, to George Wyatt Smith and Ethel Irene Lovelace Smith.

Jack attended Holdenville public schools and in his teens worked for his father in the family business, Wyatt Smith Drug Store. Shortly after he graduated from high school he joined the National Guard, and thereafter was called to active duty where he served in Korea. During his tenure he also served in Japan and Germany. Prior to his Retirement from service he was stationed at Fort Sill where he received a special commendation for outstanding service in organizing a re-enlistment program reflecting great credit upon him and the military service. In 1970 he retired as a Sergeant 1st class with an excellent military record of over 22 years, having received many commendations for his faithful and dedicated service to the United States Army.

In 1978 Jack Married Doris Nurse Crenshaw, and they resided in Eufaula, Oklahoma, for many years until she passed away on July 4, 2004.

Jack was preceded in death by his wife and parents, brother Carl, and a stepson, Chris Crenshaw.

He is survived by his sister, Dorthea Self, of Holdenville; sons, Jack Weldon (Bo) Smith Jr. and George Michael Smith, of South Carolina; stepsons, Craig Crenshaw, of Choctaw and Clay Crenshaw, of Stillwater; and his sister in law, Delores Theus of Yukon Oklahoma.

Jack will be laid to rest with a private service at Oakwood Cemetery, in Wewoka, under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka, Oklahoma.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Lindel Smith

Longtime Seminole resident Lindel F. Smith, age 83, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, in Seminole.

He was born April 18, 1926, to Walter and Melvina (Bailey) Smith, in Henryetta.

He married Lois Louise (Campbell) on June 27, 1982.

He has lived in Seminole over 30 years where he worked in construction, prior to that he lived several years in Oregon where he was a lumberjack. He was a member of the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church where he was a Deacon; he also helped with the building of the new church.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Louise Smith, of the home; son, Norman Smith; of Sandy, Ore.; daughters, Linda May and Lola, of Sandy, Ore.; brothers. G.C. Smith, of Uperco, Md., and Weldon Smith, of Seminole; sisters, Helen Towney, of Uperco, Md., Hazel Williams, of Henryetta, and Mildred Wood, of Ft. Sumner N.M.; thirteen grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and an infant son.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Rob Robertson, Dwayne Houck, Bob Wilson, Doug Ridge, Rodney Soule and Randy Wassam.

Honorary bearers will be: Robert Anson, Johnny Starnes and John Chambers.

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

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

 

 

 

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Stanley Smith

Oakridge Home Resident, Stanley Arthur Smith of Wewoka, Oklahoma died on Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 in Holdenville, OK. at the age of 62 years,

Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow at Fletcher Cemetery, Fletcher, OK.

Born March 28, 1948 in Osage, Iowa to Samule and Rose (Shorey) Smith. He had been a patient at Oakridge for twelve years.

Stanley is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include two brothers: Stephen Smith of Rogerville, TN; and Sam Smith of Brookville, FL.; one aunt Dorothy Grossman of Walcott, IA. and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

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Zella Smith

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Zella "Johnnie" Smith will be Wednesday 10 a.m., on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at the Hilltop Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Burial will follow at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Ponca, City at 3 p.m.

Johnnie passed away Friday, May 14, 2010 in Oklahoma City at the age of 65 years.

Johnnie Smith was born May 16, 1944 to Orlin "Dusty" and Ally Maxine Runyan Eeds in Pauls Valley.

She graduated from Laverne High School and latter married her soulmate Manus Smith in 1975 in Oklahoma City.

Together they owned and operated Magnum Valve Company in Oklahoma City for many years until Manus retired and purchased a Ranch in Wewoka, where they have resided since retirement.

Johnnie loved to shop and spend time doing interior decorating, and traveling.

She was a wonderful cook and loved taking her grandchildren to the movies.

She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.

Johnnie was preceded in death by her parents, Husband Manus Smith, and her son Jay Cox.

She is survived by her son Kip and wife Crystal Smith and their children Kreece, Kason, and Kinsey Smith, Kaden Boswell, and Cooper Boswell of Wewoka; Jay’s children, Seth and Keegan Cox; sisters Pat and husband Forrest Lea of California, and LaHoma Koch of Fairfax.

Pallbearers are Justin Sipes, Nick Arthur, Kelly Babb, Scotty Davis, Monte Phillips, and Simy White.

Honorary Bearers are Gary Thomas, Keegan Cox, Seth Cox, and Chris Hall.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Alpha Sommerville

Alpha Fern Sommerville, 94, longtime Seminole resident passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at the Seminole Care and Rehabilitation Center in Seminole.  Alpha was born January 17, 1916.

Alpha moved to Seminole from Tulsa in 1941. She was married to Rex G. Sommerville on May 23, 1934 in Mineral Wells, Texas.

Rex was longtime co-owner of Sommerville-Swearingen-Arnhart Funeral Home in Seminole. He died on May 15, 1991.

Alpha was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Seminole where she was active and a member of the Wedding Ring Class.

She also helped decorate the church’s Christmas tree during Christmas time.

Alpha worked as the Society Editor for the Seminole Producer for a while and later owned and operated Alpha’s Accessories shop in downtown Seminole.

Alpha is survived by her Son, Phillip Sommerville of Seminole;, one sister, Thelma Smith of Rulo, Nebraska, two Grandchildren Vanessa Conn and Tiffany Stokes and five great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Rex and a Grandson Mark Sommerville.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary O. Wilburn officiating. 

Interment will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery.

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

 

Kelly Souther

Kelly Dion (Farris) Souther was born on November 30, 1961 in Oklahoma City to Becky Vaught Sherlock and Kenneth Farris.

Kelly passed away May 4, 2010 at her home in Wewoka.

She is survived by her mother Becky Sherlock of Wewoka, sons Richard Vreeland, Oklahoma City, and David Kendall Gore, Wewoka brothers Kevin and wife Cindy Farris of Topeka, Kan., Kasey and Kyle Farris of Wewoka, Daughter in law Angie Whisnant and grandson Zane Gore and Granddaughter Aerius Carter of Wewoka and a host of other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death are her son, Austin Gore and sister Kendall Farris, Step Father Kenneth (Bud) Sherlock, Father Kenneth Farris, and her grandparents.

Kelly graduated from Butner High School and attended Seminole Junior College and Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech.

She was member of First Baptist Church Cromwell, and before getting sick, she was manager of Convenience Store.

Kelly never met a stranger, she had a hard head and a very soft heart.

She will be missed by all who loved her.

Memorial Services will be held Tuesday May 11, 2010 at Sand Creek Cemetery in Cromwell at 2 p.m. with Author Orsburn officiating .

Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Ronald Spencer

Ronald J. Spencer from Tulsa, Oklahoma was born February 20, 1938 in Konawa, Oklahoma to John Hampton and Edith (Plasschaert) Spencer.

He was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Konawa and was an active member along with his mother, father, and sister. He passed away on Friday, April 9, 2010, at Clarehouse Hospice in Tulsa at the age of 72. Ron is survived by his wife of 50 years, Durla (Hensley) Spencer: son, Jeffrey A. Spencer of Konawa; daughter, Heather Taylor and her husband Todd Taylor of Ft. Worth, TX; son, Bryan Spencer and his wife, Jewels of Tulsa; grandchildren, Cooper Taylor, Riley Taylor, Parker Taylor and Hunter Spencer; and sister, Julia Ann Prado of California.

Ron entered Oklahoma University in 1959 where he received his Chemical Engineering degree in 1963. He remained a loyal Sooner fan all of his life, even when his children decided to attend OSU.

After graduation, Ron went to work for the Trane Company and spent the first two years working in Texas. He missed Oklahoma so much that he asked for a transfer and was reassigned to the Tulsa office, where he became part owner of the office in 1981. When the Trane franchise was dissolved in 1986, Ron continued to serve the Tulsa community by starting Optimum Systems and Service. His expertise in the field of refrigeration and air conditioning was widely recognized by his peers in the engineering and HVAC contracting industry. Ron was an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

He served in many leadership positions in the local ASHRAE Chapter as well as on a regional level, receiving the Region VIII Regional Award of Merit for his service to the industry. Ron was devoted to his love for photography, computers, shooting and his ability to reminisce and tell stories about his life.

While Ron built his life and his business, he never forgot his roots. He loved shooting pistols, doing photography, and he loved talking to people.

He loved his family and friends from his youth and made frequent trips back to the farm in Konawa that he loved dearly, to refresh his soul and reinforce the values that he carried with him throughout his life.

Ron will be severely missed by all of those knew him and were fortunate enough to have had his presence in their lives. Daddy\PaPa, we love you and will miss you dearly, but you will always be very special in our hearts.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Konawa, Oklahoma under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Burial will follow at Vista Cemetery.

Rev. Bobby Allison, Pastor will officiate, and Rev. Darryl Stinnett will assist.

Pallbearers are Jeff Spencer, Bill Hanlon, Keith Brown, Todd Taylor, Kym Barger, and Rick Anglin. Honorary Pallbearers are Bryan Spencer, Dale Phelps, Tony Lowry, Larry Johnson, Jan Campbell, Wayne Hodge, and Lawrence Hinman.

The family will receive guests on Wednesday evening from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made in Ron’s name to the ASHRAE Jack Tumilty Scholarship Fund, c/o Browne Consulting Engineers, P.O. Box 140538, Broken Arrow, OK 74014.

Paul "PD" Splawn

Paul "PD" Duane Splawn, age 66 and a life-long resident of Konawa, Oklahoma, died on Saturday, May 8, 2010 in Ada, Oklahoma.

A wake service is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11th, at Grace Community Church in Konawa. The funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12th also at Grace Community Church under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa. Burial will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud, Oklahoma. Aaron Isaacs, Jimsey Harjo, and Tim Harjo will officiate.

Pallbearers are Adam Foster, Doug Isaacs, Bob Harrison, R.C. Norman, and James George. Honorary Pallbearers are Michael Campbell, Kevin Campbell, Dakota Shaw, Tanner Wood, William Pellessier, Stace Harjo, Michael Pellessier, Jessie Lindsey, Authur Davis, Jr., and Bill Jordan.

PD was born in Maud, Oklahoma on October 27, 1943, to Norma (Cron) and Paul C. Splawn. He graduated from Konawa High School and attended East Central University in Ada.

He served in the National Guard, and he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Konawa. PD was a team roper in the rodeos for many years. He worked in the construction of the O.G.&E. plants in Konawa and Muskogee.

He is survived by his mother, Norma Splawn of Konawa, one daughter, Mysti Splawn of Wewoka, Oklahoma; two sisters, Pamela Pellessier of Norman, Oklahoma, and Debbie Splawn of Tahlequah, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, three step-children, Timothy Harjo of Maud, Oklahoma, Stace Harjo of Seminole, Oklahoma, and Brandy Harjo of Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.

Bert Springwater

Bert Edward Springwater, 80, longtime Seminole resident passed away August 2, 2010 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Bert was born August 12, 1929 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Clarence Calvin and Martha May (Davis) Springwater.

Bert a life long Seminole resident attended and graduated from Seminole High School in 1948 and served in the National Guard from 1947-1948 and in 1953 served in the U.S. Air Force in Europe during the Korean Conflict. Bert was very active in the American Legion post in Seminole. Bert spent most of his working career in the Seminole oilfields on drilling rigs.

Bert married Helen Jean (Kepler) Springwater in April 12, 1954 in Ada, Oklahoma and she preceded him in death on May 10, 1994.

Bert is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Sheila and Larry Stan Evans of Shawnee. He is also survived by two grandchildren Amber Scott and her husband Darcy and Andrew Evans both of Shawnee, two great-grandchildren Rylee Ann Scott and Madison N. Scott of Shawnee.

His parents, Clarence and Martha Springwater, his wife Helen, his brother Conard Springwater, and two sisters Helen Hart and Ruth Roby preceded him in death.

Graveside services are planned for 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 5, 2010 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service.

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

Mattie Starnes

Mattie Jefferson Starnes, "Momma Mattie" as she was fondly called was born October 25, 1907 in Sasakwa, Oklahoma to Thomas and Julie (Williams) Jefferson, died Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 in Elmwood Manor Nursing Home.

Preceding her in death are her parents and fourteen siblings.

Mattie received her education in Sasakwa and Lima Schools. During her child bearing years, she gave birth to one daughter, Castella. Later she met and married Willie Starnes, in this union they were joined with two additional children.

The family moved to Wewoka where they shared a long and happy life. Her husband Willie and daughter Castella both preceded her in death.

Mattie worked as a housekeeper, nanny and nurse aide until retirement. She was the grandmother of three: two girls, and one boy (in which one granddaughter Ellyce and one grandson Louis preceded her in death). After no longer being able to live alone she resided at Wewoka Care Center, then at Elmwood Manor until the age of 102 years.

 

Survivors she leaves to cherish her memory one granddaughter and five great-grandchildren, fifteen great-great-grandchildren, and two great-great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends that knew " Momma Mattie."

Viewing and visitation will be Thursday, May 6, 2010 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Virginia Starr

Virginia Dare "Timmie"(Mayfield) Mealy Starr, age 80, was tragically taken from those who loved her on Sunday, February 7, 2010.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, February 11, at Swearingen Funeral Home, in Konawa, Oklahoma. Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery. Richard Winters, Pastor of the Church of Christ, in Konawa, will officiate.

"Timmie" was born on October 17, 1924, to Margaret E. "Chick" (Cox) and Herbert "Hub" Mayfield in Konawa, Oklahoma. She married Jack Starr in 1968, and she was a member of the Church of Christ. A woman of style and class, Timmie will be greatly missed by her family and lifetime friends whom are too numerous to count.

She is survived by one son, Richard B. "Rick" Mealy, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; one step-daughter, Sandy Chamberlain, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one step-son, Randy Starr, of West Virginia; one brother, Hoyte Mayfield and wife, Francis, of Konawa, Oklahoma; one sister, Billye Noland, and husband Don, of Oklahoma City; one granddaughter, Laura Ruth Meally, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; nieces, Chris Morriss and Cindy Burris; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret and Herbert Mayfield; one son, Byron Mealy; and husbands, Jack Starr, and Richard B. "Dick" Mealy.

 

 

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Wilbur Starr

Wewoka resident Wilbur Edward Starr, age 86, died Thursday, March 18, 2010. He was born Dec. 28 1923, in Henryetta, to Edward Starr and Lilly (Lewis) Starr. He graduated from Bryant Schools, Haskell, and OSU Tech, receiving an associate’s degree.

He married Mattie Pope Starr on Jan. 1, 1978, in Oklahoma City. He worked in Texas as a Baker, for Wyatts Bakery.

He is survived by his children, Reuben Starr, of Eufaula, Robert Starr, of San Antonio Texas, Ramona Ward, of Dallas Texas, Robin Starr, of Wewoka, Regana Sellers, of Red Oak Texas, and Richard Starr, of Irving Texas. 18 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; brother, Wesley Asbury, of Wichita Falls, Texas; and sister, Carol Morris, of Tulsa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Raymond Starr; and brothers, Buster Barnette and Johnny Joe Asbury.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, March 22, at Stout-Phillips Chapel with interment at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pall Bearers will be his grandsons: Michael Starr, George Sellers, Siah Starr, Austin Hicks, Alex Hicks, and Jesse Trevino. Honorary Pall Bearers will be Jason Starr, Kevin Starr, Phillip Lemon, and Daniel Lemon.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

 

 

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Marvel Stephens

Wewoka resident Marvel G. Stephens, age 63, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at the Norman Regional Hospital.

She was born April 20, 1946, in Wewoka.

She was a homemaker and member of Ethopian Reformed Coptic Church of Christ, local church servant, usher, member of Sabbath, and Sacred Women’s Association.

She is survived by her brother, Timothy James Stephens, of Oklahoma City.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Alfreda Nutt and Yernica Stephens.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Machpelah Cemetery, with Bishop Charley Gilbert, of Ethopian Reformed Coptic Church of Christ officiating.

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

Ralph Stone

Ralph W. Stone "Stoney" long time Seminole resident passed away Sunday, January 10, 2010, in Seminole, Oklahoma. Stoney was born August 14, 1914, in Tecumseh, Oklahoma, to parents Charlie and Blanch (Epperson) Stone.

Stoney was of the Baptist faith and owner and president of Josie Oil and Gas.

Stoney married Mildred "Hannah" Williams in 1935 and moved to Las Vegas in 1942. By 1947 he owned five used car lots but decided to move back to Oklahoma to get into the oil business. His career in the oil and gas business spanned over 65 years, beginning in the 1940’s, when he went to work on wells in St. Louis, Oklahoma.

Stoney loved his grandchildren and daughter-in-law more than anything. After Mildred passed away in 1994, he married Josie Andrews, in July 2005. Josie also passed away and Stoney married Linda Sharpe, who became his true soul mate.

Stoney is survived by his son, Jon, of Seminole, Oklahoma and daughter-in-law, Debbie, of Seminole, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, Traci, Tami, Sheli, Andi, Brooke, Brandie and Brian; three great grandchildren, Julia, Brianna and Britany; and one great-great-grandchild Alex.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, January 14, 2010, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Jimmy Freeman officiating and assisted by Fred Gibson.

Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Serving as pallbearers: Brian Weems, Joe Reynolds, Steve Smith, Bob Berry, Dickey Bryan and Keith Hames.

 

 

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Valrie Street

Lifelong Wewoka Resident, Valrie Street, 77, died Friday, October 8, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

On January 29, 1933, Valrie was born to Homer and Castella Thompson in Wewoka.

Valrie is survived by siblings Arneitha Jones, Wewoka, Homer Thompson, Fresno, CA., Willie Mae Jones, Seattle, WA. and Alfred Thompson, Houston, TX. Six Children Linda Bivens, Joann Thomas, Charlotte Devoe, and Teresa Street, all of Oklahoma City, Steven Street, Denver, CO., and Glenn Street, Seminole. 16 Grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

One sister Jean Madkins, preceded her in death.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 15, 2010 at Macedonia Baptist Church, Wewoka. Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery, Wewoka.

Richard Strickland

Former Wewoka resident Richard D. "Cricket" Strickland, age 31, of Ada, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at Carl Albert Indian Health Facility, in Ada.

He wad born Aug. 22, 1978, to Dewayne Strickland, Dr. and Laveda Tiger, in Dallas, Texas. He worked in the maintenance department in aviation at a local airport, in Shawnee, for many years.

He is survived by his parents; son, Cristian Strickland, of Shawnee; daughters, Alexus and Camery Strickland, both of Ada; brother, Jonathan Strickland, of Ada; and sister, Kerrie Fuentes, of Ada.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, March 3, at Smith-Phillips Funeral Home, in Ada. Interment will follow at Tiger Family Cemetery, in Spalding. Officiating will be Rev. Houston Tiger.

Pallbearers will be: Joseph Tiger, Ray Tiger, Zachery McGirt, Marcus Jacobs, and Maurice Jacobs.

An online guest book is available at philli-sfuneralservice.com.

 

 

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Walter Sutton

Walter H. Sutton, age 82, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, in Wilburton.

He was born July 23, 1929, in the Cromwell area, to Walter and Bessie Sutton.

He married Joan Deloras Foley Oct. 30, 1947. He died on the Latimer County Golf Course that he helped to build, develop, and maintain. He was a supporter of Eastern Oklahoma State College and watched basketball games there. He was a longtime resident of Wilburton.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; sister; and brother.

He is survived by his son, Joe Howard Sutton, of Wilburton; daughter, Beth Aileen Sutton Fitzgerald, of Cromwell; brother, L. Ray Sutton, of Texas; sister, Evelyn Stephens, of Okmulgee; grandchildren; and great grandchildren.

A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at 2 p.m., at the Cromwell Church of Christ, with James Branscum officiating. Interment will follow at the Little Cemetery, in Seminole.

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

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

 

 

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Angel Talmasey

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole resident Angel Louise Wise-Talmasey are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2010 at the Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

Interment will take place at Bird Creek Cemetery in Sasakwa.

Talmasey will be taken to the Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 4 p.m. for wake services.

Talmasey died March 28, 2010 at her home at the age of 57.

She was born on July 26, 1952 to Andy Wise-Talmasey and Jonah (Johnson) in Bowlegs.

She graduated from Bowlegs High School and went on to receive her associate’s degree in liberal arts.

She was a seamstress at Wrangler for many years and also worked for the tribal government as a secretary. 

Talmasey was a member of Bird Creek Indian Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Andrew Wise Talmasey, two sisters, Linda Jones and Margert Hill and daughter, Lisa Factor.

She is survived by three sons; Brent Factor and Aaron Factor both of Shawnee and Christian Factor of Ada; four brothers, Kennedy Wise Talmasey of Seminole, R.G. Wise Talmasey of Seminole, Ellis E. Wise Talmasey of Lawton and Houston Wise Talmasey of Tecumseh.

She is also survived by seven grandchildren.

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

 

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Donald Talton

Donald Lorenzo "Darkwing" Talton, 46 year-old, lifelong area resident died on Saturday, June 12, 2010 in Tecumseh, Oklahoma. He was born February 18, 1964 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to parents Albert Hishaw and Beatrice Talton.

Talton attended school in Earlsboro and later worked at Wrangler Jean Manufacturing Company in Seminole.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Frances Talton of Earlsboro, his mother, Beatrice Talton and Donnie Hardman of New Lima, step-mom, Louis Hishaw of Wewoka, sisters, Joycetta Hishaw of Shawnee, Cathy Hishaw of California and Audry Berry of Shawnee, Dana Masquat and Hattie Talton of Shawnee, brothers, Chris Hishaw, Byron and Lashawna Talton of Tecumseh, W.T. Hishaw of Hominy, step-daughter, Rose Secard of Earlsboro, daughter, Leleyn Johnson; uncles, Tony Talton of Earlsboro, Jackie Talton of Shawnee, Oklahoma and James Black of Oklahoma City, aunts, Lena Jo Owens of Shawnee, Elenor Talton of Earlsboro, Oklahoma, Mildred Conway of Clinton, Joyce Talton of Shawnee, great aunts, Lurena Douglas of Shawnee, Oklahoma and Ester Davis of Tecumseh, 18 nieces; 6 nephews; and a host of other family and dear friends including special cousin, Stephanie Talton.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel located at 1001 N. Milt Phillips Ave. in Seminole, Oklahoma. Rev. J.C. Simpson will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Earlsboro Cemetery in Earlsboro, Oklahoma.

Casket Bearers will be: Kerry Brannon, Dean Winrow, Joseph Cervantes, Thomas Griffis, Derek Griffis and Rick Records Grant.

Honorary Bearers will be: Masseal Cervantes, Eric Stanfield, Delven Madkins, Keith Wheeler and Cidres Barus Sr.

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

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

 

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James Talton

Funeral services for James Earnest Talton, father of a Seminole resident, are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at the Galilee Baptist Church in Shawnee, with Rev. Donald Boone officiating and J.C. Simpson and Anthony Rhones assisting.

Interment will follow at Earlsboro Cemetery, Earlsboro.

Talton died Saturday, April 24, 2010 in Tulsa at the age of 44.

He was born on November 9, 1964 in Shawnee to Mack Earnest Easley and Elenor (Talton).

He attended school in Earlsboro and was a self-employed mechanic.  He was a member of the Galilee Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Tina Johnson Talton of the home, mother Elenor Talton of Earlsboro; three sons, James Talton II., and James Talton III., both of Shawnee, and Delven Madkins of Earlsboro; three daughters, Erica Talton of Oklahoma City, Jayden Talton of Texas and Nicahia Talton of Seminole; three brothers, Mario Jackson of Oklahoma, Mach Earnest
Easley Jr. of California and Jason L. Talton of Earlsboro; five sisters, Miranda Easley of Boley, Stephanie Talton of Shawnee, Diamond Jackson of Oklahoma City, Romona Robinson of Norman, and Lanada Robinson of Atlanta, Georgia.  He is also survived by four grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his father, Mack Earnest Easley , two sisters, Cynthia Talton and Alisha Simpson and one brother, Michael Talton.

Pallbearers will be: Mark Tramble, Kerry Brannon, Dean Winrow, Marcus Crochet, Robert Hurd and Gilbert Hurd.

Honorary Bearers will be: Dereck Griffis, Byron Talton, Robert Allen, Delven Madkins and James Talton Jr.

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

 

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Betty Tanyan

Betty Tanyan, 63, longtime Seminole resident passed away Thursday, December 2, 2010 in Norman, Oklahoma at Norman Regional Hospital. Betty was born on November 3, 1947 in Wolf, Oklahoma to Lina Powell and Lena Harjo.

She was a member of Cedar-Creek Eufaula Baptist Church. She married Benjamin Tanyan in 1970, who preceded her in death in 1989. She also worked as a Certified Nurse Assistant for many years in the local and surrounding nursing homes.

Three sons; Simon Harjo and significant other Dana Andrade, Albert Harjo and his wife Brenda Tiger, Clifton Tanyan and his significant other Cindy Hill, two Step-sons Anthony Tanyan and Curtis Harjo, one sister Donna Renton, five brothers Richard Harjo, George Harjo, Jimmy Harjo, Leo Tiger, Sr., and Andrew Harjo, survive her. Twelve grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Her parents, one sister, Sylvia Harjo, brothers Frank Harjo, Kenneth Harjo and one son Chris Tanyan preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be Monday, December 6, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dorsey Nero and David Bowlegs officiating. Burial will follow at the Harjo family cemetery southeast of Bowlegs. Betty will be taken to 3313 N. Hwy 99, her son’s home, for viewing and wake services beginning Saturday at 7 p.m.

Casket bearers will be Kirk Fye, Jimmy Dean Jr., Thomas Jones Jr., Kevin Fixico, Terrance Thompson, Anthony Fixico, Kaleb Harrison. Honorary bearers will be Kenneth Harjo, Simon Harjo Jr., Marquis Fixico, Zackery Cheater-Tanyan, Ethan Tanyan, Eddie and Benjamin Martinez, Christopher Griffis Jr., Christopher Tanyan Jr., Zayden Tanyan, Landon Tiger, Zander Palmer and Zach Harjo.

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

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

 

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Helen Tatum

Helen Bernice Tatum, life long Konawa resident died Sunday, September 19, 2010 in Ada at the age of 64.

Helen was born June 10, 1946 in Okemah to parents Joe and Bessie (Williams) Harjo.

Helen attended boarding school, and after finishing her education she received a scholarship to Seminole State College. Helen was also a homemaker.

Helen married Jimmy Don Tatum, Sr. on January 31, 1974 at Vamoosa.

She is survived by husband; Jimmy Don, three sons; Sonny Turnbow of Konawa, Andrew Turnbow of Maud, and Jimmy Tatum, Jr. of Ada.

She is also survived by five daughters; Annette Turnbow of Citrus Heights, California, Cecelia Akerman of Konawa, Felicia Lumley of Ada, Latisha Culver of Konawa, and Donita Poston of Maud.

Three brothers also survive her; Raymond Harjo of Maud, Louis Holahta, Timmy Holahta both of Okemah; and five sisters; Arlinda Smith, Annie Holahta, Regina Holahta, Eugenia Holahta and Estella Berryhill all of Okemah.

Helen is also survived by 31 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; Joe and Bessie Harjo, four brothers; Albert, Evan, Harry James Harjo and Joe Holahta and one great grandchild Daniel Lamas.

There will be a wake service Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 6 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Hershel Davis will officiate.

Burial will take place at the Tatum Family Cemetery in Vamoosa.

Serving as casket bearers: Tafv Berryhill, Brandon Tatum, Chad Huckleberry, James Votaw, Tony Berryhill and Kyle Porter. Honorary bearers will be Chaz Lumley, Brian Akerman, David Poston, Lindsey Bondoni, Jeremy Culver, Charlie Williams and Alfred Berryhill.

 

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Bill Taylor

Bill Taylor, 88, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2010 in Tulsa, OK.

Born February 1, 1922 in Bald Hill, OK to Hulin B. and Hazel (Dunn) Taylor. Married Hope Mainord on June 3, 1949.

Bill was a member of Eastland Assembly of God Church. Served his country through service in the Army-Air Corps and Civilian Conservation Corps.

He worked for Pacific Pump later called Dresser Industries for 35 years. Bill had a deep belief in faith, family, friends, and country.

Preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Dorotha Moody, and Millie Walker and husband, Willie; brothers, Wayne Taylor and wife, June, and Gene Taylor and wife, Virgie, and Ray Taylor and wife, Sue.

Survived by his wife, Hope Taylor of the home; daughters, Margaret Durham and husband, Cole of Mesa, AZ, and Marie Moore and husband, Billy of Wichita Falls, TX; son, Lee Taylor and wife, Judy of Katy, TX; grandchildren, Kyle and Barbara Gawthorp, Danya and Kevin Ponsness, Christopher and Mollie Moore, Kimberly and William Nelson, Lori and Mica Greenwood, Tim, William Andrew (Andy), and Nikki Taylor; great-grandchildren, Daniel, Monique, Christian, and Kyleah Gawthorp, Austin and Taylor Hope Ponsness, Charles (Chaz) and William Andrew (Billy) Moore, Blake, Connor and Allyssa Marie Hope Nelson, Hannah and Kaden Greenwood, and Peyton Taylor.

Visitation 6-8 P.M., Thursday, May 27, 2010 at Moore’s Southlawn. Service will be 10:00 A.M., Friday, May 28, 2010 at Eastland Assembly of God Church. Interment will be 4:00 P.M., Resthaven Cemetery, Shawnee, OK.

Moore’s Southlawn 663-2233 share memories at www.moorefuneral.com

Flossie Taylor

Flossie Louise Taylor, 82, of Oklahoma City left this earth on January 8, 2010.

She was born August 11, 1927 to Thelma and Clavin Perry Mercer.

She grew up in Oklahoma City and graduated from Putnam City High School.

She became and accomplished artist in high school and carried that throughout her life.

She married the love of her life Joel Ayres Taylor. They had four children and together they were very involved in the community.

She was PTA President from `57-58 and again `66-68. It thrilled her to belong to Eastern Star where she developed many lifelong friendships.

She was Worthy Matron of Del City Order of Eastern Star in 1970.

Following the death of her husband she moved to Wewoka to enjoy small town life.

She quickly immersed herself in the community and opened the Antique House 1983-2008.

This was her passion she was always looking for finds, working on them, or researching antiques.

Every week you could find her at Rotary Club where she served as the first woman President in Oklahoma.

She was the United Wewoka Merchants President from 1983-85 and Sorghum Day Chairperson `84-86.

Flossie was preceded in death by her parents, brother Hank Mercer, husband, daughter Teri Jo Johns, sons Mark and Timothy Taylor.

She is survived by her brother Larry Mercer and sister Paggy Milligan both of Oklahoma City, daughter Lila Lee Schwartz, granddaughter Leesha Call both of Oklahoma City and granddaughters Adrea Johns and Christy McLaurin both of Midwest City, and 4 great grandsons.

She loved to share her passion for antiques, art, and fishing with those who were willing to learn.

She was a leader and creative thinker always striving to make the world more beautiful.

Flossie was feisty, strong, and creative until the end.

She is unforgettable; please join us as we celebrate her life at 2 pm, Thursday, January 14, 2010 at the First Unitarian Church; 600 N.W. 13th St.; OKC.

Visitation will be 5:00pm to 7 p.m. Wednesday (1/13) at Barnes Friederich Funeral Home; 1820 S. Douglas Blvd. Midwest City. Interment to follow at SunnyLane Cemetery, Del City.

 

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Jesse Taylor

Jesse Edmond Taylor, Sr., age 78, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at his home in Sasakwa, Oklahoma on Saturday, January 9,2010.

He was born Nov. 22, 1931, to A. J. Taylor and Era (Westerman) Taylor, in Wewoka. He was brought up in the Wewoka area and attended New Lima schools, then followed oilfield work for several years.

He married Ola Christine Roberts on July 7, 1952. They moved to Fort Worth, Texas, in 1955, where he worked for the Fort Worth Sewer and Water Works until 1968, when they moved to Seabrook, Texas, where he was employed by the Sanitary Service Corporation. They returned to Oklahoma in 1971 and became owner/ operator/ producer of the Taylor & Roberts Oil Company, which they operated until 1976, then moved back to Texas and lived in Kemah while he worked for the city of Lomax as City Public Works Director.

When the cities of Lomax and LaPorte merged, he was employed as City Inspector for LaPorte until he retired in 1985. He and his wife moved to Lake Eufaula in 1988 and then to Sasakwa, their home since 1995.

He was preceded in death by his wife; daughter, Linda Cheryl Taylor; parents; and brother, Billy Ray Taylor.

He is survived by his sons, Jesse ‘Eddie' Taylor, Jr., and Wayne Taylor, both of Sasakwa; two granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Lee McAdoo and Johnnie Fay, both of Eufaula.

Graveside services are scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2 p.m., and he will be laid to rest in the Holdenville Cemetery, with Luke Morrison officiating.

Pallbearers are: Eddie Taylor, Wayne Taylor, Mike Taylor, Rick Taylor, Luke Morrison and Tim Brady.

Honorary pallbearers are: Chuck Lee, Bobby Murray and J. L. Robertson.

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

 

Kenneth Taylor

Longtime Seminole resident Kenneth "Ken" Taylor passed away on December 31, 2009, in Ada, Oklahoma, at the age of 79.

He was born on December 3, 1930, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, to Major Taylor and Alma (Adams) Taylor.

He married Francene (Crane) Taylor on May 17, 1952 and she preceded him in death on March 6, 2009.

He worked for Wonder Bread for over 36 years in Seminole and Shawnee where he was a supervisor. He was a member of the Seminole Elks Lodge and he served in the United States Army in the medical corp. He was stationed in France during the Korean War.

He was a graduate of Shawnee High School.

Ken leaves to cherish his memories one son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Donna Taylor, of Antrim, New Hampshire; two daughters, Lea Ann Taylor, of Ada, Oklahoma, and Karen Everett, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; three brothers, Don Taylor, of Kingston, Oklahoma, Harold Taylor, of Kingston, and Theron Taylor, of Pecola, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Jennifer and Jeremy Pippenger, Matt and Meghan Pippenger, Royce and Erica Pochinski, Kristen Taylor, Brandon Taylor and Taylor Everett; eight great-grandchildren, Shelby, Caitlynn, Logan, Maddox, Jaken, Aiden, Maverick and Zayne; and a baby boy Jaxen, due in February 2010, he is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 5, 2010, in the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

 

 

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Bobby Tefertiller

Funeral services for Bobby Gene Tefertiller are scheduled for Friday, November 5, 2010 at Park Plaza Church of Christ in Tulsa, OK at 10:00 a.m. with Duane Eggleston officiating. Graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Stout Phillips Funeral Home.

Bobby Gene Tefertiller, age 76, passed away Friday, October 29, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was born August 7, 1934 to Homer and Ruby Tefertiller. He attended Oklahoma State University and studied chemistry before being drafted into the U.S. Army. After his Service was completed, Bob lived in Tulsa where he met his wife, Peggy (Simon) Tefertiller at church. They were married November 1, 1959 and made their home there. Bob worked for Sun Oil Company for over thirty-five years. He and Peggy were married forty-seven years until she passed away in 2007.

Bob was beloved for his out-going personality and infectious laugh. He was happiest with an audience of family and friends to listen to him tell stories. Bob was very mechanically minded and often suggested innovative solutions to problems.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Ruby Tefertiller, his wife, Peggy, and two brothers, Ken Tefertiller of Florida and Homer Tefertiller of Texas. He is survived by two sons, Jeff Tefertiller and his wife Tessa, Jay Tefertiller, and four grandchildren: Sophia, Vivian, Dane, and Rhys; one brother, Ed Tefertiller; two sisters, Velma Purdue and Elsie Yager.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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John Thoma

John Raymond Thoma, 67, longtime Seminole resident died Friday, June 4, 2010 in Seminole. John was born July 21, 1942 in Seminole, Oklahoma to John S. and Mary Anlee (Hyatt) Thoma.

John grew up in Seminole and attended and graduated from Strothers High School where he just celebrated his 50th class reunion. John served in the U.S. Army National Guard for six years and attained the rank of sergeant. John was retired from Tinker Air Force Base where he was a parts inspector for over 20 years.

John also spent many years helping his father-in-law, Lynn Loy, at Little Cemetery with care-taking duties. John was a member of the Church of Christ here in Seminole and an active participant at the "Heritage House" in Seminole, where he had served as President of the Site Council. John baked cookies, and did so for family, friends, bake sales and the Heritage House.

John was always doing something for someone else. He fixed things for those who needed his help and were unable to do for themselves. John was a fisherman.

John was married to Judy Lynn (Loy) Thoma on August 17, 1962 in Seminole, Oklahoma.

John is survived by his wife Judy Thoma of the home, Two daughters; Shari and Jack Ames of Oklahoma City, and Shelli Freeman of Oklahoma City. He is also survived by four brothers Jimmie Thoma of New Mexico, Harrel Thoma of Bowlegs, Henry Thoma Prague, and Johnnie Lee Thoma of Prague, Five sisters; Reba Searcy of Del City, Aline Robbins of Tecumseh, Joann Kirkham of Woodward, Ann Lee Hopkins of Enid, and Norma June Scott of Canton. Delila Loy of McAlister, He is also survived by his grandchildren great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, a brother Sylvester Thoma and a sister, Baby Girl Thoma, preceded him in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1p.m , Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at the Church of Christ at 4200 Highway 99N in Seminole. Chris Stinnett will be officiating the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Church of Christ Building Fund or the Heritage House.

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

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

Glenn Tiger

Glenn Tiger of Grand Prarie, Texas died on April 17, 2010, at the age of 59, after an extender illness.

He graduated from Byng High School near Ada, Oklahoma; and later received his nursing degree from El Centro College in Dallas, Texas.

Tiger was a Seminole Tribal Member born to Edmond Tiger, Sr. and Mable Parnacher Tiger.

He was the grandson of the late John and Emma Tiger of Wewoka.

Survivors include his wife Marie, of the home, a son Brian Tiger, a daughter Bianca Tiger, four sisters, and one brother.

Funeral services were held for Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 10 a.m. The services took place at Matthew Road Baptist Church in Grand Prarie, Texas. Pastor Daniel Sweet officiated the services.

Joann Tiger

Joann Beverly Tiger, 68, longtime Seminole resident died, Sunday, July 4, 2010 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Joann was born May 17, 1942 at Wichita Falls, Texas to Sterling M. and Mattie Emma (Cavin) Price.

Joann moved to Seminole 34 years ago from Holliday, Texas and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Seminole and was retired from Hayes Axle after 23 years of being a Quality Control Inspector.

Joann married Donald Edward Tiger on July 7, 1962 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Joann is survived by her husband of 48 years Donald Edward Tiger of Seminole, Oklahoma. Three daughters Quinna Jo Morris of McKinney, Texas, Beckie Powell of Seminole, Oklahoma and Rachel Leigh Dinwiddie of Seminole, Oklahoma and one son Donald E. Tiger II of Seminole, Oklahoma. Sister, Sherri Dubbs of Pennsylvania and a brother Bobby Lee Price of Graham, Texas, also survives Joann.

She is also survived by five grandchildren, Timothy Powell, Sara Powell, Korie Powell, Joshua Dinwiddie and Jessica Dinwiddie also survive her and great grandchildren, Treyton Powell, Kanin Powell, Braydon Powell, Phoenix Powell, Paris Powell, Rylee Powell, Timothy Joe Powell.

Her parents and a sister Juanita Price preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David McDougal officiating. Burial will follow at the Tiger Family Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be Calvin Dinwiddie, Jamie Powell, Joshua Powell, Timothy Powell, Sky Sweetman and Shelby Barber. Honorary bearers will be Pembroke Tiger, Randall J. Tiger, and Donald Lee Tiger II.

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

 

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Lucille Timmons

Longtime Seminole resident Lucille Timmons, age 66, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at her home. She was born April 28, 1943, in Whitesboro, Texas, to Andrew Leo and Geneva Gertrude (Aaron) Miller.

She came to Seminole 53 years ago from Whitesboro, Texas. She married Bobby Timmons, Jan. 20, 1959, in Ada. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Temple of Praise Church, in Seminole.

She is survived by her husband; sons, James Timmons, of Seminole, Rickey Timmons, of Las Banos, Calif., Daniel Timmons, of Shawnee, and Ronnie Timmons, of Seminole; daughter Renee’ Jordan, of Mena, Ark.; brother, Clyde Miller, of Tulsa, sisters, Leta Sutton, of Edmond, Mary Ann Busby, of Arlington, Texas, Vera Lee Haney, of Hereford, Texas, and Juanita Stanley, of Splendora, Texas; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Leo Miller, and sisters, Carolyn Campbell and Shirley Burton.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday Feb. 15, 2010, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole. Private burial services will take place at Little Cemetery at a later date.

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

 

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Imo Tipton

Graveside services for Imo Kathryne Tipton are to be held Monday at 2:00pm. Imo will be laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka. Reverend Jimmy Freeman will be officiating the service Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka, Oklahoma.

Imo died June 4, 2010 in Holdenville at the age of 90. She was born April 30, 1920 to William (Bill) and Pearl Western. She was a longtime resident of Wewoka, Oklahoma.

She had been employed at Wewoka Nursing Home for many years before retiring. She was a Christian and Baptist by faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leon M. Tipton, one son Michael, brother O.J. Western, and sister Reba Hammer.

She is survived by one sister, Donivee Banes, Odessa Tx., two sons, Don Tipton, Choctaw, Ok., Joe Tipton, Sasakwa, Ok., and one daughter Judy Gammons, Sasakwa, Ok. Imo had 7 grandchildren and several great great grandchildren.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Douglas Todd

Douglas M. Todd, 57, longtime Seminole resident, passed away Monday, December 27, 2010 at his home in Seminole. Doug was born March 6, 1953 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to Robert and June (Weil) Todd.

Doug moved to Seminole from Freemont, California 18 years ago. Most of his adult life, he worked in construction and carpentry. He was a heavy equipment operator, where he developed a life long love for bulldozers. He drove trucks for Oklahoma Liquefied Gas and Hays Trucking Company in Seminole.

Doug attended the Congregational Methodist Church in Seminole. He was always willing to help someone who needed something, whether a neighbor or friend or stranger.

The daughters have fond memories of being able to talk to him about anything. He was very knowledgeable and loved watching the nightly news. They especially loved talking politics with him. They remember him as a gentle man and diplomatic. Doug was also an avid Oakland Raiders football fan and had a "sweet tooth".

His wife, Cindi Todd of Seminole, two daughters and sons-in-laws, Leah and Kent Bracken of Ft. Gibson, and Amanda and Will Kuehner of Seminole, survive Doug. He is also survived by three granddaughters; Addyson Bracken, Klaire Bracken and Gracie Kuehner. Two sisters and a brother-in-law; Sue and Tony Hale of Freemont, California and Barbara Todd of Freemont, California, also survived him.

Memorial services are planned for 1 p.m., Friday, December 31, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with his longtime friend, Matt Riffle, officiating the services.

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

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

 

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Jerry Todd

Jerry Ronald Todd was born February 12th, 1942 in Elk City, OK and passed away Tuesday August 10th, 2010 from a heart attack at the age of 68.

Jerry was a very hard working, devoted and loyal family man. He loved to joke and shoot the breeze. He has built bridges all over the state for 48 years and was dedicated to his job. Jerry and his wife are 25 plus year residents of Sasakwa.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years Cecelia Todd, his parents Jack and Irene Todd of Elk City, his sister Jan McKesson and husband Larry, his brother Jackie Todd and Betty, and children Kerri Taylor, Jerry Todd , and spouse Jonnette Duffield, Michael Todd, Ricky Todd, Erik Todd and step-daughter Lisa Roe.

He had 16 grandchildren Brandi Weese, Nichole Taliaferro, John Taliaferro, April Todd, Melissa Atterberry, Kyle Blackstone, Dennis Todd, Shane Todd, Blazen Todd, Makaelah, Coy, Carter, and Collier Todd, Erin Roe, Stephen Roe and Amy Roe. He also had 17 great grandchildren.

He will be cremated and his Memorial Service will be held at Sasakwa School Auditorium in Sasakwa, Saturday, August 14th at 2:00pm. There will be a pot-luck dinner, after the service, in the cafeteria. For Questions Please call Brea Todd at 405-941-3741 or 941-3846.

 

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Bessie Tucker

Lifelong Maud resident Bessie "Lois" Tucker died April 13, 2010 in Norman, at the age of 85. 

She was born on January 1, 1925 in Wolf to Robert Lee Walker and Nellie (Rogers) Walker.

She married Lenord Leroy Tucker in Holdenville, Oklahoma on March 13, 1945.

She was a part of the Teamsters Union and worked as a secretary for Yellow Trucking and Mid Content where she retired. 

She was a also a member of the First Baptist Church in Maud.

She is survived by two daughters, Marcella Gerkin of Oklahoma City, and Joyce Bohanon of Wanette.

She is also survived by six grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lenord Leroy Tucker on November 4, 1977, parents, three sisters and one brother.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2010 at Cummings Cemetery in Maud. 

Bobby Shatto will officiate the services.

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

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

Bessie "Lois" Tucker

Lifelong Maud resident Bessie "Lois" Tucker died April 13, 2010 in Norman, at the age of 85. 

She was born on January 1, 1925 in Wolf to Robert Lee Walker and Nellie (Rogers) Walker.

She married Lenord Leroy Tucker in Holdenville, Oklahoma on March 13, 1945.

She was a part of the Teamsters Union and worked as a secretary for Yellow Trucking and Mid Content where she retired. 

She was a also a member of the First Baptist Church in Maud.

She is survived by two daughters, Marcella Gerkin of Oklahoma City, and Joyce Bohanon of Wanette.

She is also survived by six grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lenord Leroy Tucker on November 4, 1977, parents, three sisters and one brother.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2010 at Cummings Cemetery in Maud. 

Bobby Shatto will officiate the services.

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

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

Mary Tuttle

Mary "Jo" (Vance) Windle Tuttle, age 84 and a former resident of Konawa, Oklahoma, passed away from this life on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at OU Medical Center in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 16th at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

Jo was born on June 14, 1926 in Konawa, Oklahoma, to Calvin S. and Mary Lou (Jenks) Vance. She graduated from Konawa High School, and she married Louis George Windle on June 2, 1944 in Konawa. She worked as a bookkeeper for Hefner Oil Company. Jo was a member of the Mayfair Church of Christ. She played the violin.

In 1939, Louis "Louie" Windle came to the farm of Calvin and Mary Vance. (He went to the Army Air Corp in 1941.) After they got married, Mary Jo and Louie also ran a dairy in Konawa after the war.

She is survived by one daughter, Lu Ann Tuttle and husband, David of Edmond, Oklahoma; one sister, Marcille Schwab of Oklahoma City, three grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Calvin and Mary Lou Vance; her husband, Louis Windle on June 5, 1980; her second husband, Leon Tuttle in April of 1977; one daughter, Lori Lee Shattuck on June 4, 1997; and two sisters, Faye Ramey and Dixie Rogers.

 

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Lou Tyner

Lou Ann (Montgomery) Tyner, 78 year-old, longtime Seminole resident passed from this life Monday, May 3, 2010 at Seminole Integris Hospital. 

She was born December 27, 1931 the third of eight children to Homer Morris Montgomery and Vera Mae (Mason) Montgomery.

Lou Ann graduated from Seminole High School in 1948.  She married Robert "Bob" Tyner on February 24, 1961 in Seminole.

Lou Ann worked for Bill Morris Tank Truck Service for several years then she worked as secretary for the Seminole First Baptist Church retiring in 1993 after 35 years of service. 

She was always very involved with the church serving the Lord in many different areas.  She was also a "Pink Lady" serving on the Seminole Hospital Auxiliary for many years.

Lou Ann is survived by one step-daughter, Debbie Lynn Jackson and her husband Danny of Del City, one brother, Don Montgomery of Seminole, two sisters, Patricia Clark of Bethany, and Vera Rammage and her husband Tommie of Seminole, one sister-in-law, Judy Montgomery of Seminole, one step-grandchild, Damon Jackson of Del City, and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and dear friends.

Lou Ann is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob Tyner who died in 1999; two brothers, Wilbur Montgomery and Homer Montgomery; two sisters, Mary Jo Arner and Frances Tedford.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2010 at The First Baptist Church in Seminole.  Brother Bob Hammons will officiate the service assisted by Matt Pollock.  Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

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

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

 

Minetta Votaw

Minetta "Gail" Votaw, age 56 and a resident of Konawa, died Thursday, October 28, 2010 at Solara Hospital in Shawnee.

A wake services is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 31st at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa, and funeral services are schedule for 1 p.m. on Monday, November 1st also at the Chapel. 

Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.  Johnny Campbell will officiate.

Gail was born on December 9, 2010 in Wewoka to Robert and Minnie Harjo.

She was a member of the Baptist Church, and she enjoyed dancing, walking, and listening to gospel music.

She is survived by her mother, Minnie Harjo of the home, and one brother, Bob R. Harjo of Houston, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her father, Robert Harjo.

 

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Charles Waddell

Charles "Norman" Waddell, 85 year-old, longtime Seminole, Oklahoma resident passed from this life Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at his home in Seminole.  He was born June 21, 1924 in Okemah, Oklahoma to parents Bonny (Williams) Waddell and Elmer Waddell.

Norman graduated from New Lima High School in 1941.  He then served in the United States Army during World War II earning the rank of Private First Class; he was also a Ranger in Burma China.  He served in the Army from April 1, 1943 until January 17, 1946 earning the Philippine Liberation Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

Norman started working in the oilfield in 1947 for American Manufacturing Company. He later worked for three years for Sargent Engineering.

On August 14, 1948 Norman married the love of his life, Lola Jean Pace in Odessa, Texas.  This union began a storybook life for the couple.  Norman started an oil company in 1966 called Waddell Lease Service, which he owned and operated until his retirement in 2001.  During his busy life Norman went on to attend Seminole Junior College because of his strong commitment to education.

Norman was also proud of the fact that he had lived in many different cities including; Odessa, Texas; Wichita Falls, Texas; Hobbs, New Mexico; Great Bend, Kansas; Norman, Oklahoma; and his favorite of all Seminole, Oklahoma.

Norman will be best remembered for his love of God, family and friends.  It was not unusual to drive by his place of business and see the grill fired up and a group of people standing by ready to eat.  He always enjoyed having family gatherings and was always glad to serve as the chef.  His love for God was so evident through his faithfulness at the Seminole First Baptist Church where he was a longtime member.

Norman had served the Lord in many different capacities at the Church.  He had served as a Deacon, as well as many different committees and boards, and of course he was also very dedicated in helping to prepare food for his church family.

As Norman’s family continued to grow in numbers, his love seemed to triple.  His grandchildren lovingly called him "Bobba" and he always made sure that they knew they were loved.

Sadly his wife of 55 years, Lola Waddell preceded him in death on November 13, 2003.  Norman is also preceded in death by his parents and one great-granddaughter, Jillian Quintero, who died of SIDS on January 23, 2004.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Janet Waddell of Seminole, Oklahoma, Keith and Leanne Waddell of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Todd and Brooke Waddell of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; one daughter, Mariann Waddell of Denton, Texas; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Amie and Jason Quintero, Chris and Terrie Waddell, Kara Waddell, Marci and Trent Talbot, Turner Waddell, Natalie Waddell, Carson Waddell and Conner Galloway; six great-grandchildren, Kallie, Sidney, Luke, Cash, Cole and Callee; special friends, Steve and Linda Davidson of Seminole, Oklahoma; and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 15, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Seminole, Oklahoma.  Russell Vicars will officiate the service.  Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole with Military Honors.

The family has requested that donations be made to the Seminole State College Education Foundation, for student scholarships, In memory of Norman Waddell at P.O. Box 351, Seminole, Oklahoma 74818, or to the charity of your choice.

Casket Bearers will be; Larry Waddell, Keith Waddell, Todd Waddell, Chris Waddell, Jason Quintero, Conner Galloway, Bob Swearingen, Beau Swearingen and Steve Davidson.

Honorary Bearers will be; Luke Waddell, Carson Waddell and Turner Waddell.

 

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

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

 

 

Shirley Walden

Shirley Darlene Walden, mother, wife, sister, and friend passed from this world, at the age of 68 years, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, on January 20, 2010.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, January 25, 2010, at Stout-Phillips Chapel with Brandon Thetford officiating and burial to follow at Holdenville Cemetery.

Darlene was born April 19, 1941, in Holdenville, Oklahoma, to Elmer and Maudie (Hines) McCabe.

She united in marriage to Alton Walden April 19, 1975.

Darlene worked at Wal-Mart, in Seminole, as cashier for many years. She loved sewing, watching game shows, collecting salt and pepper shakers, and frogs along with Elvis memorabilia.

Survivors include husband, Alton of 34 years; four daughters, Margaret Thetford and husband Tim, of Seminole, Ronda Ozeretny and husband Mike, of Oklahoma City, Khristine Griggs, of Holdenville, and Rachel Griggs, of Holdenville; two sons, Donald Griggs, of Holdenville, and Phillips Griggs, of Wewoka; four stepsons, Gary Walden, Johnnie Walden, Keith and wife Sherri, and Michael Walden; three sisters, Betty Jo Deere, Kathy Plank and husband Ronnie, and Judy Sneed; seventeen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Preceding Darlene in death are her parents; and two brothers, Bennie Smith and Jimmy Dale McCabe,

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

 

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Linnia Walker

Linnia Faye Walker, 65, of Russellville, Ark., died Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at her home.

She was born Jan. 26, 1944, to Noble and Arzella Reeves Rodgers She retired from Razorback Cab Company in Fort Smith, Ark.

She is survived by her sons, Lloyd Walker, Jr., of Russellville, and Phillip Walker of Ft. Smith; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Stanley Rodgers, of Seminole, and Gene Rodgers, of Seneca, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three daughters; and sister.

Memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at Oak Cemetery, in Fort Smith. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.

 

 

Isaac Walters Jr.

Funeral services for Isaac "Oscar" Walters Jr. will be held Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Prairie Spring Indian Baptist Church in Okemah.

Interment will follow at the Hicks Family Cemetery north of Okemah.

Isaac "Oscar" Walters Jr. was born October 9, 1947 in Wewoka to Frank Walters and Susie (Leitka) Walters. He died Friday, March 26, 2010 in Tulsa at the age of 62.

Walters grew up in the Wewoka area and had been a resident of the Mason area for more than 35 years.

He and Mary Hicks were married July 16, 1973.

Walters worked many years for Okfuskee County before his health forced him to retire in 2008.

He also served his country with the Oklahoma Army National Guard for 20 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, 1 sister, 1 niece, and 1 great-nephew.

Survivors include his wife Mary Walters of Castle; two sons, Frankie Walters of Oklahoma City and Ernest Lee McPerryman of Morris; three daughters, Lorena Smith of the home, Abby Dearman of Okemah, and Rebecca Walters of the home; 6 brothers, Leo Tiger of Seminole , Leon McPerryman of Holdenville, Louis Walters of Haydonville, Frank Walters of Holdenville, Jessie Long of Holdenville, and Roy Larney of Oklahoma City; 2 sisters, Betsy Harjo of Wewoka and Vivian Derrick also of Wewoka; 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Serving as active pallbearer will be Craig Poafpybitty, Leo Tiger Jr., Sagey Hicks, Abe Walters Jr., Andrew Shaw, and Josiah Harjo.

Honorary Bearers include Justin Smith, Wilson Tiger Jr., Max Henry, Mike Morgan, Mike Dunson, Gilbert Franklin, Delmer "PeeWee" Lewis, and Greg Poafpybitty.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah with Bro. Robert Davis and Jimsey Harjo officiating.

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

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Russell Warden

Ronald "Russell" Warden, 45, former Seminole resident died on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 in Wichita, Kansas. He was born January 24, 1965 in Talihina, Oklahoma to parents Carl Warden and Jeanette (Joseph) Factor.

Russell graduated from Sequoyah High School and had worked as a general laborer until be became ill with cancer. Russell was also a proud member of the Seminole Nation.

Survivors include his father, Carl Warden of Seminole, former wife, Angela Johnston of Wichita, Kansas; one son, Jacobi Warden of Wichita, Kansas; three daughters, Verna Warden of Clinton, Chelsea Warden and Jacie Warden both of Wichita, Kansas; one brother, Donald Ray Factor of Enid, one sister, Stacy Bequer of Tampa, Florida; and a host of other family and friends.

Russell is preceded in death by his mother, Jeanette Factor; and by three brothers, Ricky, Mike and Gary Warden.

A wake service will be held Sunday, December 5, 2010 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, December 6, 2010 at Sand Creek Eufaula Church. Rev. Houston Tiger will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

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

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

 

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Kenneth Warling

Konawa resident Kenneth Iver Warling, age 53, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at Valley View Regional Hospital, in Ada.

He was born on Jan. 20, 1956, in Lake Park, Minn., to Dorothy (Zimmerman) and Iver Warling. He worked as a welder.

He is survived by his significant other, Nancy Neumann-Lindback, of the home; daughters, Tiffany and Jennifer of Ulen, Minnesota; and one sister, Kathleen (Warling) Faison, of Lake Park, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 11 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel located, in Konawa, with Rev. Mitch Williams officiating.

 

 

 

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John Weick

Wewoka resident, John Bauer Weick, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2010, at the age of 86 years, at his home.

He was born July 16, 1924, in San Francisco, Calif., to Blanche Bauer Weick and Henry Bernard Weick. He was a graduate of San Francisco High School and served in World War II. He retired from the U.S. Post Office as a carrier and moved to Oklahoma to be with his granddaughter, Stacy Aldridge. He loved gardening, boating, fishing, and the outdoors.

Preceding John in death were his parents; son, Bernard John Weick; and grandson, Jason Henry Martin.

Survivors include his daughter, Sandy Gillespie, of DeQueen, Ala.; six grandchildren, Jessica Hockersmit, Stacy Aldridge, Glenn Kennedy, Brian Kennedy, Ashley Weick, and Kayla Davis; one sister, Eloise Whatley, of Mountain View, Calif.; several great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Sallie Wesley

 

A Memorial Service is scheduled for Wewoka native Sallie Sarah Wesley is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2010, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Revs. Don Ramsey and Chad Smith officiating.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

Wesley, age 28 years passed away Thursday, April 1, 2010 in Oklahoma City, after a long battle with cancer.

She was born May 28, 1981 in Wewoka to Wanda Ann Sewell and Paul James Hulbutta.

Wesley attended Wewoka Public Schools and Indian Assembly of God Church in Shawnee.

She loved to be a volunteer with her children activities.

On February 14, 2010 she married Daniel Wesley in Shawnee.

Wesley was preceded in death by one brother Frank Hulbutta, two nieces Alisha Lopez and Aeriel Lopez, and her grandparents.

Survivors include : her husband Daniel Wesley of the home: sons, Daniel Wesley Jr., Devin Wesley, and Derrick Wesley all of the home; parents, mother Wanda Ann Sewell, Wewoka, father Paul Hulbutta and wife Elaine of Wewoka, brothers Randy Hulbutta, of Wewoka, Chris Hulbutta of Clewiston , Fla., Russell Hulbutta of Hominy; Sisters Veronica Lopez of Shawnee; Crystal Ortiz of Shawnee; Melissa Hulbutta of Wewoka, and Christina Hulbutta of Wewoka, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She is also survived by step brothers and sisters Chris Samuel, Fabian Semuel, Stacey Samuel, Kelley Samuel, and Dion Samuel.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Yvonne West

Yvonne West, 74 year-old, longtime Seminole resident passed away on Monday, February 1, 2010, in Seminole, Oklahoma.

She was born in 1935, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, to Jimmy and Marie Applewhite. Yvonne married Crawford M. West on December 5, 1955, in Ada, Oklahoma; they recently celebrated their 54th year of marriage.

Yvonne was a gourmet cook and loved to prepared meals for her sons and their friends. She also enjoyed spending time at the lake, fishing, camping, water skiing and traveling with Crawford in their motor home with their friends.

Yvonne is survived by her husband, Crawford M. West, of the home; two son’s, Land Bradford West, of Norman, and James Crawford West, of Seminole.

Private family services are scheduled for a later date.

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

 

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Minnie Westmoreland

Longtime Seminole resident Minnie Hendricks –Westmoreland died on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 in Seminole at the age of 85.

She was born on August 18, 1924 to Floyd and Molly (Turner) Jones in Arkansas.

She retired from Big Yank where she worked for 33 years as a supervisor. She traveled, with her family, gardened , worked in the yard, and sewed until her eyesight failed.

She married Loyd Westmoreland in June of 1996, he survives her of the home, she also leaves to cherish her memories her son, Jimmy Hendricks of Shawnee and two daughters, Wanda Hendricks and Judy Carter both of Seminole, four brothers, Jerry Hall of Broken Arrow, Gary Hall of Tahlequah, Charles Jones and Thomas Jones both of Texas, two sisters, Lorene Thornton and Della Hicks both of Tahlequah.

She is also survived by five grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. She was also very fond of all of Loyd’s Children.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Molly Jones, two brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 17, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Fred Stewart. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Seminole, Oklahoma.

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

 

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Peggy Wetherington

Peggy Paul Wetherington, 75, of Hot Springs, Arkansas died August 4, 2010. She was born October 19, 1934 at Malvern, Arkansas to the late Herschel & Mildred (Bailey) Paul.

She was a graduate of Malvern High School and Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas. She was a member of Oaklawn United Methodist Church in Hot Springs.

She was predeceased by her son, James Paul Wetherington and granddaughter Kelsey Kidd.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, James L. Wetherington, and daughters Leah Mathews (and husband Dale) of Jakarta, Indonesia, Ella Kidd (and Bob Hough) of Dallas, Texas, and Jennifer Kay (and husband Bill) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and seven grandchildren.

Services will be 11:00 am Saturday at Oaklawn United Methodist Church with Rev. Fred Hunter officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the charity of your choice, or to Oaklawn UMC, or Hot Spring County Historical Museum in Malvern.

She wanted it known that she loved the Lord. Guests may register at www.caruth-hale.com

 

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Dewayne White

Dewayne White passed away at age 59 on Wednesday April 14, 2010.

Callie Dewayne White was born October 26, 1950 in Shawnee the son of Callie J. White and Norma (Bratcher) White.

He graduated from Shawnee High School in 1968 where he was selected as an All-American in baseball.

He received his Bachelor Degree from Central State University and later his Master’s Degree from the University of Oklahoma.

He had been the baseball coach at Western Heights High School where he led the boy’s baseball team to a state championship in 1983 and was also named Coach of the Year in Oklahoma.

He later led the girls fast pitch softball team a state championship in 1991.

Mr. White also worked as Assistant Principal at Western Heights Jr. High during much of that time.

He then was Assistant Principal at Shawnee Middle School and later Principal at Seminole Middle School. Most recently he worked as JAG Coordinator at Western Heights.

He married Lu Lord in 1998.

He was a member of Bethel Acres Assembly of God where he served on the Board, and was in various educational organizations.

He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, baseball, softball, and the O.U. Sooners.

Preceded in death by his father, Callie J. White, as son, Randy Dewayne White, and a brother, Gary White.

Survivors include his wife Lu White of Bethel, a son Michael White (Sheri White) of Houston, TX, a daughter Angie White of Granbury, TX, a daughter-in-law Janet White of Perrin, TX, and grandchildren Hunter White, Jadyn White, Ethan and Jordan White, Cannon Lord, Mother and Step-Father, Norma and Leo Henley, step-children Clint Lord and Courtney of Edmond, Elizabeth Lord of Tulsa, a sister, Tami Fleeman of Shawnee, Nephew and Niece Scott and Brittany Fleeman, Shelby and Sadie Fleeman of Okemah and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday April 17, 2010 at 10 am.

The services will take place at Bethel Acres Assembly of God with Larry Townsend officiating the service.

Burial services will follow at the Resthaven Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Friday at Walker Funeral Home.

 

Thomas White

Seminole resident Thomas R. White passed away Friday, January 1, 2010, in Seminole. Thomas was born to A.C. and Norma Mitchum White on November 25, 1942 in Rush Springs, Oklahoma. Thomas graduated from Rush Springs High School, in 1961. He was a craftsman for Lawton Mobile Inc., for a time before he became disabled.

Thomas married Bernary Jay Stafford March 16, 1985, in Wewoka Oklahoma and she survives him of the home.

Thomas loved playing bingo, CB radios, traveling and visiting friends and family. Thomas was a wonderful husband, son, brother, uncle and brother in law and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his wife; mother, Norma, of Marlow, Oklahoma; brothers, Burl White, of Duncan, and Kenneth White, of Marlow, Oklahoma.

Funeral services were scheduled for Monday, January 4, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, in Wewoka with Pastor Alan Lawson officiating with interment at Oakwood Cemetery, in Wewoka.

Pall Bearers were: Jo White, Jay White, Jason White, Bubba Clark, Kevin Rutherford, and Michael Smith.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Phillip Whitlock Sr.

Phillip Ray Whitlock Sr. went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 6, 2010.

He was born March 19, 1949 to Marvin and Dorothy Whitlock in Wewoka. He graduated from Wewoka High School in 1967.

Phil served in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1968.

He went to work for the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1968 and retired from the railroad in December, 2000.

Phil enjoyed spending tireless days and nights working on his farm.

Phil was baptized into Christ at the Wewoka Church of Christ where he served as a bus driver.

After moving to Sasakwa, Phil was a member of the Sasakwa Church of Christ.

He did mission work for prisoners at the Davis Correctional Center.

Phil married Linda Kay Reich on May 2, 1970 and together they raised three children, Phillip Ray Whitlock Jr., Lance Wayne Whitlock, and Brian Keith Whitlock.

Phil was a devoted husband, father, Papa, son, and friend. He was cherished and deeply loved by his three grandsons, Connor, Cooper, and Carter.

Phil was preceded in death by his father and mother, Marvin and Dorothy (Clayton) Whitlock, son, Lance Wayne Whitlock, and mother-in-law, Evelyn Mae Reich.

He is survived by his wife Linda Kay Whitlock and son, Phillip Ray Whitlock of the home; son Brian Keith Whitlock, daughter-in-law Kristin Rayanne Whitlock, three grandsons, Connor Keith, Cooper Kegan, and Carter Lance Whitlock of Wewoka: Brother and sister-in-law, Clayton and Linda Whitlock, and brother Gary Whitlock of Wewoka; Sister and brother-in-law, Connie and David Pierce of Holdenville; father-in-law; Millard D. Reich of Sasakwa, and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, uncles, aunts, and nieces, and nephews.

Services for Phil will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Wewoka Church of Christ with Virgil T. Romine, officiating.

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

Pall Bearers will be Austin Livesay, Ashton Livesay, Taul Livesay, Millard Epley, Almon Epley, Nick Hensley, Tony Downey.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Tom Kiker, Clifton Taylor, Robin Chesser, Durl Johnson and the late Cato Jones.

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."

2 Timothy 4:7

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Harlan Whitlock

Harlan Junior Whitlock, 84, longtime Seminole resident died Wednesday, June 2, 2010 in Seminole. Harlan was born December 18, 1925 at Wewoka, Oklahoma to Charley and Sarah Jane (Smith) Whitlock. Harlan grew up in Wewoka before entering the U.S. Army at age 18.

Harlan was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he was a Private First Class.

His distinguished service record earned him a "Purple Heart and a Bronze Star". He served in the 2nd infantry and his company of 177 soldiers served in the "Battle of the Bulge". Harlan was one of 8 men that were left standing after the battle; the rest either died in battle or were captured. He also was a judo expert and a sniper during the war.

Harlan in his younger years work in the Seminole oilfields and later went to work as a Mechanic for Wonder Bread in Seminole. Retiring in 1983 after 23 years with the company. Harlan was a member of the New Life Church in Wewoka where he served as a deacon and youth leader. He was also a graduate of Seminole High School. Harlan loved his family and gave all of them nick names. He was also a hat collector.

Harlan married Geneva Pearl (Gentry) Whitlock on June 1, 1947 in Newcastle, Texas.

Harlan is survived by his wife of 63 years Geneva Whitlock of Seminole. A daughter

Sherry Barrett and her husband Mike of Seminole, and a son Larry Whitlock and his wife Sharon of Seminole.

He is also survived by three grandchildren, Kerry Peters and husband Jason, Larry Whitlock, Jr. and wife Tracy and Jimmy Whitlock and Finance’ Sommer Newman and six great grandchildren. His parents, J.C. Whitlock, Edgar Cooley Whitlock, Russell Whitlock, Earnest Whitlock, Lucille Spence, Edna Carroll and Lona Elkins, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held, 2:00 P.M., Monday, June 7, 2010 at the New Life Church in Wewoka, Oklahoma with Rev. Tom Azlin officiating and assisted by Freeman Whitlock. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, Oklahoma.

Casket Bearers will be Larry Whitlock, Jr., Jimmy Fred Whitlock, Jason Peters, Jimmy Dale Whitlock, David Riddle and Roy Sisco. Honorary bearers will be his great grandchildren: Caleb Peters, Whitney Peters, Kennedy Whitlock, Landon Whitlock, Tyler Whitlock, Chance Newman , Reece Hodges and Blydan Harlan Whitlock.

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

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

Bertie Williams

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 2010 for Wewoka resident Bertie Lee Williams at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Dr. Michael Vallandingham officiating and interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Bertie Lee was born March 14, 1918 in Ada, Oklahoma to Lester Bloomingkemper and Allie Kaiser Bloomingkemper and passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2010 in Holdenville, Oklahoma, at the age of 92 years.

Ms. Williams was raised in Ada where she attended school and worked at her family's restaurant. She met her husband Hershel Williams while Hershel was attending East Central University. They were married on March 1, 1936, and had a wonderful and devoted marriage for 68 years.

He preceded her in death on June 20, 2004. On Bertie's 90th birthday party she was awarded her honorary cap, gown, and diploma from Ada High School.

Ms. Williams and husband Hershel owned and operated George's Cleaners, in Wewoka, for 40 years. She was a faithful member of The First Baptist Church, Wewoka, and FBC Women’s group. She was awarded Best of Show at The Wewoka Sorghum Festival for her hand-made king size cathedral window quilt and won many sewing awards for entries at the Oklahoma State Fair.

Bertie was the hostess to the Williams family reunion at Thanksgiving for over thirty years. After retiring Bertie and Hershel loved working on their cattle ranch and gardening.

Bertie is preceded in death by her parents; husband; two daughters, Lorraine Baay and Helen Woods; and one brother, Roger Bloomingkemper.

Surviving Bertie are her daughter, Dorothy Sadeghy, of Edmond Oklahoma; grandchildren, Wayne Sadeghy, Ciemeen Jackson, and Shannon Clayton; and great grandchildren, Jason Sadeghy, Shereen and Shayna Jackson, Shannon Elaine (Clayton) Long, James Clayton, Jerica and Joshua Long.

Bertie was the ultimate seamstress and cook. She will be remembered for her sweet smile and loving nature and her Christian devotion. Needless to say, Bertie will be missed by all who knew her.

Pall Bearers will be: Wayne Sadeghy, James Clayton, Tony Sheffield, Dennis Phillips, Dwight Smith, and Danny Martin,

Honorary Bearers will be: Ted Tucker and Cecil Moore.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 2010, for Wewoka resident Bertie Lee Williams at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Dr. Michael Vallandingham officiating and interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

 

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Gordon Williams

Seminole resident Gordon Ray Williams, age 71, died Monday, March 8, 2010, at Unity North Hospital, Shawnee.

He was born Oct. 6, 1938, in Hedrick, to Charlie and Opal Williams. He moved to Seminole, 40 years ago from Hedrick.

He was a mechanic and served in the United States Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne while in Germany, 101st Airborne, at Fort Bragg, in North Carolina, and served two tours in Vietnam.

He married Eloise Williams, Sept. 5, 1975.

He is survived by his wife, of the home; son, Justin Williams; daughter, Mary Kay Williams, both of the home; brothers, Jimmie Williams, of Mexico, and Charles Williams, of Clinton; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Charlene Williams; and brother, Clifford Williams.

Graveside funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m., Friday, March 12, 2010, at Little Cemetery, in Seminole. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the services.

Serving as casket bearers are: Chris Hawk, Glen Lena, Brandon O’Kelly, Don Rose, Charlie Rice and Billy Harris.

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

 

 

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Evelyn Willingham

Longtime Seminole City Leader Evelyn Willingham passed away Saturday after a brief hospital stay. She was very active in the community and had a great passion for making Seminole a better place to live.

Evelyn was involved with many organizations in her life including Seminole Girls Softball, the Chamber of Commerce, the Arts Council of Seminole, various civic organizations, the Seminole City Council and most recently, the Oklahoma Oil Museum.

Evelyn was born September 26, 1942, to Woodrow and Lorene (Love) Fite in Binger, Oklahoma. She grew up in Bakersfield, California and Paden, Oklahoma. Shortly after moving to Seminole with her family, Evelyn co-founded Sooner Chemical Corporation and helped build it into one of the larger petrochemical companies in the southwest.

Sooner Chemical sold to Philadelphia Quartz in 1981 and Evelyn then started Sooner Chem Liners. She later decided to leave the oilfield and opened Let’s Sew on Milt Phillips in Seminole. While there, Evelyn began selling radio advertising for KWSH of Wewoka. Evelyn was a tireless worker and was very successful in all of her ventures. Later in life, Evelyn focused her energies on giving back to the community of Seminole. She very much enjoyed being a city council member and returned to the oilfied as the director of the Oil Museum. She was involved since the inception of the Oil Museum and is largely responsible for making it what it is today.

One of Evelyn’s favorite hobbies was gardening. She proudly gave most of her harvest away to friends and family. Evelyn also loved to sew, knit and needlepoint. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, a Seminole Rotary Club officer, Seminole Kiwanis, the Red Hat Society, and the Maple Grove " Strothers Chapel Restoration Committee".

Evelyn leaves behind to cherish her memory, husband Billy Jack of the home, sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Debbie Hammond of Shawnee, Chris and Kristi Hammond of Seminole, Rick and Melissa Willingham of Yukon, daughter Kathy Carter of Shawnee, daughter and son-in-law Cynthia and Jerry Little of Choctaw;

Eight grandchildren, Candy Lozier, Tanner Wallace, Greg Little, Chris Little, Laura Little, Karli Hammond, Cade Hammond, Justin Willingham and Jaycee Willingham. Evelyn also had two great-grandchildren Cadence and Bailey Wallace.

Also surviving Evelyn are a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Wilma Fite of Paden, Oklahoma, brother and sister-in-law Steven and Marie Fite of Poteau, Oklahoma and sister Ellen White of Shawnee and many nieces and nephews. Evelyn had some very special friends whom she considered as sisters: Pat Howard of Midwest City, Gail Swindell of Oklahoma City and Joan John of Omaha, Nebraska.

Eveyln is preceded in death by her parents and one son-in-law Ric Carter.

A special thanks to Joshua and Nathan Shirley who were two special neighbors who helped Evelyn with yard work and with many things around the house.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church with Bill Wantland officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Matt Lozier, Chris Little, Greg Little, Bryan Shirley, Joshua Shirley and the sixth bearer will be absent in memory of her close friend Dan Wallace.

Honorary bearers will be Jim Morgan, Thad Ashcraft, Steve Nelson, Tim Poplin, Chuck Chadick, Mike Dundee, Steve Saxon, John Griffin, D.D. Patterson, Kenny Pryor and Stu Phillips.

The family request Memorial Donations be made to the Oklahoma Oil Museum.

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

 

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John Wilson

Bowlegs resident John Daniel Wilson, age 37, died Monday, March 8, 2010. He was born May 6, 1972, to Marzie Brashears and John E. Wilson, in Redding, Calif.

He is survived by his wife, Shawna K. (Cathey) Wilson; brothers, Jackie Wilson and Jasson Wilson; and his father.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

A private service was held in Antlers, under the direction of Mills and Coffee Funeral Home.

 

 

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Zelma Wind

Zelma Marjory Yahola Wind, age 79, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, at her home, in Cromwell. She was born Jan. 8, 1931, in Okmulgee, to Lyman L. Yahola and Miley (Haynes) Yahola.

She grew up in the Okmulgee area. She had been a resident of Cromwell, for the past 46 years. She retired from Big Yank, in Wewoka, after 27 years of employment. She also worked with Community Action, Inc., in Wewoka, for 8 years, employed 3 years with the Seminole County Clerks office as a receptionist, and worked on the Experience Works Program for the elderly, having retired again in 2008. She was a member of the High Spring Baptist Church, of Okemah.

She is survived by her sons, Rev. Jesse Wind, of Cromwell, J.D. Wind, of Wellston, Richard Wind, of Wewoka, Tim Wind, of Cromwell, Thomas Wind, of Peoria, Ariz., Grover Wind, of Morris, and Kerry Sowder, of Cromwell; daughters, Ruth Ann Buie, of Ft. Smith, Ark., Ruby Bender, of Cromwell, and Millie Wind, of Wetumka; sisters, Liz Yahola, of Okemah, Lela Dunson, of Bixby, and Joyce Ann Yahola, of Wetumka; brothers, Thomas Yahola, of Wetumka, Harold Yahola, of Tulsa, and Leon Yahola, of Muskogee; 36 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Lyman Yahola Jr.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, at the High Spring Baptist Church, south of Okemah. Interment will follow at the High Spring Cemetery. There will also be a Wake Service held at 7 p.m., at the High Spring Church, on Sunday, Feb. the 14. Visitation will take place at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home throughout the weekend.

Serving as active pallbearers will be: Russell Wind, Jeff Phillips, Charles Harley, Tommy Frank, Allan Wind, and Jerry Monday.

Honorary Bearers include: Perry Beaver, Pete Beaver, and Kerry Sowder.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Rev. Jesse Wind and assisted by Rev. Daniel Wind Jr.

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

 

 

 

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Helen Winlock

Helen A. (Young) Winlock, 79 year-old, Seminole resident passed from this life on January 2, 2010, in Seminole County, Oklahoma. She was born February 25, 1930 in Coalgate, Oklahoma, to parents Arthur Young and Gay (Henderson) Young.

Helen graduated from Coalgate High School and worked as a private nurse. She enjoyed gardening flowers, rock hunting and garage sales.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Simon and Stacie Winlock, of McLoud, Oklahoma; four daughters and sons-in-law, Ebony and Darrel Wilkes, of Holdenville, Oklahoma, Wanda Howard and Tarry Epperley, both of Seminole, Oklahoma and Sandy and David McCart, of Holdenville, Oklahoma; one brother, Willie Osborn, of Lehigh, Oklahoma; three sisters, Charlene Isom and Hazel Foreman, of Coalgate, Oklahoma, and Claudette and Leman Holliway, of Ada, Oklahoma; several grandchildren; and great grandchildren also survive her as do a host of other family and dear friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery located north of Seminole.

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

 

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LaRome "L.A." Winrow

LaRome Demont "L.A." Winrow, 37, was called home to be with God on October 28, 2010 at OU Medical Center. He was born on December 2, 1972 in Seminole Oklahoma. He was the first child of Ginger Winrow. He was baptized at an early age at Galilee Baptist Church in Seminole, Oklahoma.

"L.A." as he was known graduated from Seminole High School in 1991. There he received many awards in football. In his senior year, he received four player of the week awards, prep player of the year award and All District Offensive Player of the year.

L.A. moved to Florida and worked at a Polo outlet store for seven years. Then he was transferred to Colorado where he worked for Polo until his failing health caused him to leave his job.

L.A. was preceded in death by his grandparents; Doretha Winrow, Marcell Jackson, Sr. and Ethel Jackson; Aunts Patricia Vanessa Washington and Johnnie Foxx.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his mother, Ginger Winrow of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; sister, Tara Winrow of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, brother Jamaal Walker of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; nieces, Ausha and Ashanti Baker both of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; nephew, Aerrington Baker of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; grandfather, Roy Winrow, Sr. of Seminole, Oklahoma; great-grandmother, Beaulah Winrow of Tecumseh, Oklahoma; spiritual grandmother, Thelma Reese; Cousins, Ebony Harris and Tanisha Washington; his running buddies, Missy, Eddie, Alvin Jr., Myron, Rion, and Michael Bradshaw; his dad, Marcell Jackson, Jr. of Kansas; five brothers and two sisters; a very special aunt, Jackie Helem; cousins, Ray-Ray, Stephanie and Senae; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will always have L.A. in their hearts.

Funeral services are scheduled for 12:00, Noon on Friday, November 5, 2010 at the First Baptist Church located at 420 Reid Street, Seminole, Oklahoma with Rev. J.C. Simpson officiating. Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Casket Bearers will be: Mark Reese, Eddie Louie, Alvin Fabre Jr., Myron Louie and Rion Louie.

Honorary Bearers will be: Roy Winrow Jr., Randy Winrow, Nathaniel Winrow, Michael Winrow, Roy Winrow III., and Chad Anderson.

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

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

 

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Terry Womack

Terry Gene Womack, 57 of Seminole, formerly of Jenks, died Monday, March 15, 2010, in Midwest City. He was born Feb. 23, 1953, to Norma Jean (Wright) and Leroy Oberg, in Wichita, Kan.

He graduated from the Oklahoma School of the Deaf in Sulphur. He married Glenda Bullock July 20, 1996. He was a retired ironworker and a member of Jenks First Christian Church.

He is survived by his father; daughters, Andrea Womack, of Glenpool, Brenda Maier, of Glenpool, and Tracy Tate, of Sapulpa; son, Waylon Womack, of New Jersey; brother, Jerry Oberg, of South Carolina; step-brother, Otis Holt, of California; step-sister, Debra Provolt, of California; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife and mother.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 pm, Thursday, March 18, 2010, at the Heath-Griffith Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dane Tyner officiating. Interment will follow in Bixby City Cemetery under the direction of Heath-Griffith Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available by visiting www.heathgriffithfuneralhome.com.

 

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Ruby Wood

Ruby Lee (Stafford) Wood, 96 year-old, longtime Seminole County resident died on Sunday, July 11, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

She was born November 14, 1913 in Wetumka, Oklahoma to parents Aulby Eldon Stafford and Effie Ruby (Hixon) Stafford.

Ruby moved from Ada, Oklahoma to Seminole in 1949. Ruby earned her bachelors degree from East Central University in Ada. She married Robert Paul Wood on January 13, 1933 in Ada, and he preceded her in death on February 13, 1995.

Ruby was a social worker for the Department of Human Services for 29 years in Wewoka retiring in 1978.

She is survived by two sons David E. Wood of Oklahoma City, and Dale L. Wood of Laurel, Mississippi; one daughter, Doris J. Bailey of Oklahoma City, six grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one grandson, one great grandson, one brother, William A. Stafford in 1980; two sisters, Alma Holdsclaw and Dorothy McDarment also preceded her in death.

A Memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at St. John’s Episcopal Church located at 5201 North Brookline in Oklahoma City.

Locally graveside services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens two miles east of Seminole on Hwy 270. Rev. David R. Stock will officiate both services.

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

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

 

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Benjamin Woods

Graveside services for Oakridge Home resident Benjamin Francis Woods are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, April 29 at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

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

Woods dies Monday, April 26, 2010 at Holdenville General Hospital at the age of 63.

He was born in Okmulgee on March 3, 1947 to Amos and Flora Woods.

Woods was known by his Oakridge friends as "Benji."

He grew up in Henryetta and came to the Oakridge Home at the age of 24.

Woods like going on outings with friends, bus rides, picnics, and swimming in the summer.

His favorite activity was to talk to his friend, Santa Claus on the telephone.

Woods had a unique and close friendship with Dr. Glenn Crowson who was his primary physician, and Lisa Brown, the Director of Nursing at the Oakridge Home.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Woods is survived by his Oakridge Home extended family of clients and staff.

Nova Woody

Funeral services for long time Seminole resident, Nova Helen Woody are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2010 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Rev. Russell Vicars will officiate.

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

Nova passed away at her home on Friday, January 29, 2010, at the age of 90.

She was born January 17, 1920 in Fox, Arkansas to the late Martha Ann (Kendall) Branscum and John W. Branscum.

Nova has been a Seminole County resident for over 60 years, she moved from Shawnee in 1946.

She married Harvey H. Woody on December 18, 1946 in Chandler.

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

She also owned Woody’s Quick Lunch, across from Roosevelt School, a shoe store and a beauty shop.

She is preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Lee Sheppard, and her husband Harvey Woody.

Nova is survived by two grandchildren Nova Dawn (Sheppard) Bivens of Shreveport, La., and Michelle (Sheppard) Simmons of Tulsa; four great-grandchildren, Lindsey Granados of Cary, N.C., Grant Bivens of Stillwater, Jessie Simmons of Kilgore, Texas and Jamaie Simmons of Kilgore, Texas; and one great-great grandchild Jordan Simmons of Kilgore, Texas.

Honorary casket bearers are John Bivens, Grant Bivens, Ian Granados, Ron Sheppard, Lester Merrill and JD Branscum.

 

 

 

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Laurie Wright

Funeral Services for former Wewoka resident, Laurie Joann (Long) Wright are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday July 17, 2010 at Stout-Phillips Chapel in Wewoka.

Interment is to follow at Greenleaf Indian Baptist Church in Okemah.

Laurie Joann, 46, passed away Monday July 12, 2010 at her home in Springfield, Mo.

She was born in Brush, Colorado to Harold "Buster" Dean Long and Kiddie Ruth (Robison) Long.

Laurie loved her children and grandchildren dearly and enjoyed spending as much time as she could with them.

Surviving her are her two daughters, Jericka Leigh (Wright) Simmons and husband Chris of Springfield, Mo., and Jessica Lynn Wright of the home; grandchildren, Jonathan, Kulton, and Melvin, Jr.; brothers and sisters, Jan Wiltkapp and husband Steve of Kansas City, Kan.; Deana Azlin and husband Tony of Wewoka; Kenny Long of Wewoka; Gary Long and wife Tambra of Wewoka; Lilly Montague and husband Mike of Liberty, Mo; Chuck Long and wife Natalie of Wichita, Kan; one aunt Eadith Dunson and husband Louie of Greeley, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Derrick Long, Brandon Rhoten, Devin Montague, Jeff Seeley, Chris Simmons, and Marcus Ebhraim.

 

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Sylvia Yeager

Sylvia Viola Yeager was born on November 19, 1921, in Rossville, Oklahoma, and departed this life on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, at the age of 88.

Sylvia, the daughter of Charles Willard and Mary Jane (Lancaster) Roberts, was a resident of the Prague area most of her life. She married Floyd Arthor Yeager on April 15, 1949, in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

He preceded her in death on November 11, 2003. Sylvia was a member of the Seminole First Assembly of God. Her parents also preceded Sylvia in death.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Melba Yeager of Oklahoma City, Richard Yeager of Oklahoma City, Steven and Layla Yeager of Prague, Daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy Moore of Prague, Karolyn and Terry Phillips of Guthrie, Joanne and Roger Fleming of Prague, Sister, Beatrice Hanks of Prague, 13 Grandchildren, 12 Great-grandchildren and 2 Great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 10 a.m., at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with Pastor Doyle Long officiating.

Interment will follow at Prague Cemetery in Prague. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

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

Please visit www.ParksBrothers.net

 

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Loma Yoss

A Memorial Visitation for Loma Louise Nation Yoss, 100 year old, Leonard resident, is scheduled for Friday March 5, 2010, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, in Leonard, Texas.

Interment of her cremains at a date to be announced later will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Mrs. Yoss was born January 25, 1910, at Wilburton, Oklahoma. Her parents were James Chester and Carrie Maude Anderson Nation. She was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church, of Leonard, Texas, and a very staunch, dyed in the wool Democrat.

She married William Henry "Bill" Yoss, March 30, 1930, in McAlester, Oklahoma.

She passed away Tuesday March 2, 2010, at the Leonard Manor.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, William J. "Bill" and Martha Yoss, of Leonard, Texas, and Norman E. and Cathy Yoss, of Durant, Oklahoma; her brother, Clarence M. Nation, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, two brothers, one daughter, one granddaughter, and one great grandson.

Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To convey condolences or to sign an on-line register, please visit www.TJMFuneral.com.

 

Edith Yott

Edith M. Yott, 84, Asher, died on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at Mercy Health Center, OKC.

Edith M. Yott was born March 12, 1926 in Asher, to Cleeve and Bertha (Clevenger) Douglas. She married Marvin B. Yott on March 20, 1966 in Gainesville, TX. She worked in food service for many years in OKC before retirement.

She was Preceded in death by her parents, a son: Patrick Humphrey, a daughter: Deborah Babb, sisters: Rita Martin, Veda Douglas, brothers: Dan and Percy Douglas, a granddaughterand and ex-husband: Allen Humphrey.

She is survivored by husband Marvin Yott of Asher, son, Danny Phillips of Las Vegas, NV and three Grandchildren, one great-Grandchildren Jake Wihanan of CA, brothers,

Arlis Yott David Yott, as well as host of family and friends.

No memorial service has been scheduled at this time.

 

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Towanda Young

Former Seminole County resident Towanda Young, age 75, died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at Colonial Estates Nursing Home, in Shawnee.

She was born Aug. 26, 1934, to Roy and Mary Sibley, in Jester.

She married Glen Young Sept. 6, 1966, in Ada.

She was a secretary for Cornelison Engine Maintenance, until their closing in 1988. She later worked as a secretary for Young’s Engine as well as owning Forever Young Antiques.

She was a member of Business and Professional Women; Northwood Church of the Nazarene where she taught adult and teenage Sunday School classes; raised foster children; and was a 1952 Seminole High School graduate.

She is survived by her daughters and son-in-laws, Lou Ann Robinson and husband Ralph, of Oklahoma City, and Jana Morgan and husband Joe, of Seminole; three grandchildren, Kathy Miller, of Kansas, Alisha Morgan, of Prague, and John Morgan, of the home; three sisters, Billie Parks, of Indiana, Deloris Melton, of South Carolina, and Linda Hughes, of Texas; sister-in-law, Ina Sibley, of Mid West City; one great granddaughter; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her constant companion and canine friend, Betty.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Naomi Oakes; brother, Jack Sibley; and two nephews, David Parks and Jeff Lewis.

The family will have a memorial service at a later date.