JoAnn Adams

 

JoAnn Adams, 77, of Pryor, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 in Claremore, Oklahoma.

Graveside Services for JoAnn will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Hogan Cemetery in Locust Grove, Oklahoma.

 Her family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday evening in the Shipman Funeral Home Chapel. 

To leave a personal message to her family, please see her Book of Memories at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com

 Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.

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Margie Adams

Wewoka resident Margie Estell Adams died Monday, April 15, 2013 in Seminole, Okla. at the age of 91.

She was born May 27, 1921 in Leflore, Okla. to Berton and Beulah Cook Burgess.

She married Fred Adams April 19, 1940 in Leflore County.

, he passed away December 9, 1985.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Red Adams; three brothers, Melvin Burgess, Bennie Burgess, and J.B. Burgess; three sisters, Ada Robinson, Dorothy Walker, and Dona Williams.

Survivors include two daughters, Dalphy Morton and Phyllis Streater both of Wewoka; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was employed for over 45 years with Smarts Nursing Home as a CNA.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Matt Wyatt and her grandson Bro. Tanner Streater officiating, burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Adam Berg, Tanner Streater, Tate Streater, Ronnie Keesee, Art Garner, and Jim Stafford.

Honorary pallbearers will be Patrick Self, Judge Sawyer, Larry Sawyer, and Derek Christopher.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Pamela Adams

Pamela Ann Adams, 52, resident of Konawa, Okla. died Saturday, July 6, 2013 at her home.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10th at Vamoosa Cemetery. Rev. Arthur Carpitcher will officiate.

Pallbearers are David Hill, Hatuk Hill, Sunhawk Hill, and Randy Casteel.

She was born Feb. 15, 1961 in Ada, Okla. to Billie Jo (Johnson) Adams and B.J. Adams.

She graduated from Konawa High School.

She is survived by one son, Bobby Moon of McAlester, Okla.; one daughter, Jami Casteel of Konawa; one brother, Terry Robertson of Skiatook, Okla.; one sister, Joni Joyner of Tulsa, Okla.; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Billie Jo and B.J. Adams; her husband, Jackie Fowler, one brother, Joel Adams, and one sister, Rhonda Adams.

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Winford Adams

Winford Leon Adams, 76, longtime Seminole resident died, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 in Seminole.

Winford was born Aug. 29, 1937 to Berney and Mable (Coston) Adams in Holdenville.

Winford moved to Seminole from Holdenville and had lived in Seminole for 60 years and graduated from Seminole High School in 1956.

He married Helen Evans in Seminole on Feb. 20, 1960 and soon after, entered the U.S. Army and served 14 months in Korea on the Demilitarized Zone as a Military Policeman.

After his service to our country, he came home and began working in construction for Bob Caffey Construction and later for Bedford Brewer Construction.

He also worked in the oilfield for 20 years before retiring in 1987.

After retirement, he became self-employed with his family at the "Lunch and Such Restaurant", in Seminole, for the last 26 years.

Winford loved his family and enjoyed being with them.

He loved sports, fishing and camping.

Winford was a member of the First Christian Church in Seminole.

Winford is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Helen Adams of the home in Seminole; his son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Brandi Adams of Seminole and his three granddaughters, Grace Adams, Ava Adams and Marin Adams.

His parents and three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Little Cemetery, with Chris Stinnett officiating.

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

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Timothy Akerman

Timothy Chris Akerman, 46, a resident of Konawa, Okla., died Friday, June 7, 2013 at his home.

A wake service was scheduled for Monday night, 7:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church located West of Konawa under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Funeral Mass is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 11th at the church. Fr. Adrian Vorderlandwehr, O.S.B. will officiate.

Pallbearers are Bob Parker, Tony Buck, Steve Tyler, Thomas Akerman, Steve O’Connor, Victor O’Connor, and Marcus Harjo.

He was born April 21, 1967 in McAlester, Okla. to Christopher Jerome Akerman and Sarah Jo (Sweatt) Akerman.

After going to college, he worked as a cross country truck driver. He also worked as a roughneck for the oilfield, and he owned an auto upholstery shop.

He is survived by his parents, Chris and Jo Akerman of Konawa; one brother, Gary Akerman of Davis, Okla.; two sisters, Karen Green of Wills Point, Tex., and Brenda Akerman of Shawnee, Okla.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Don and Theresa Akerman and Sam and Martha Sweatt.

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Grace Aldridge

Grace Faith (Robertson) Aldridge, age 88 of Okemah, Okla. passed away Monday evening, Nov. 25, 2013 in Seminole.

She was born Dec. 2, 1924 to the late Chastain Clayton and Sallie E. (Murphy) Robertson.

Grace was born in Skitook, Okla. and lived in the Cromwell area until her marriage to Wayne Aldridge, Jan. 10, 1942.

Then moved to the Old Butner Community until 2009 and was living in the Cromwell area upon death.

She attended Little Church of Christ and was a member of the Home Extension Club.

She loved to cook for her family and friends, along with being a seamstress and gardener.

Preceding Grace in death are her parents; husband; brothers and sisters, Clay Robertson, Opal Miller, Marie Miller, Eva Henry, Sugar Eidson, and Etta Robertson.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald Aldridge and wife Pam, and Harrold L. Aldridge both of Okemah; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at Sand Creek Cemetery.

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

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Bob W. Alexander

A memorial service honoring the life of Bob W. Alexander will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at 1:00 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church of Seminole.

Bob was born Sept. 16, 1931, and departed this life on March 8, 2013, following a heart attack and a stroke.

Bob is survived by his wife, Mary Donna Alexander; his children, Leigh Ann (Alexander) Spencer and Stephen Wayne Alexander; his grandchildren, Katie Spencer and Alex Spencer and Andrew Alexander; his great-grandchildren, Camdyn Blake and Charley Kate Sellers; his nephews and nieces, Greg Alexander and Sammy Barnes, Gary and Tricia Alexander, and Rose Delumpa-Alexander; and his great-nieces, Natalie and Charlotte Delumpa-Alexander.

Bob Alexander

Bob Wayne Alexander, of Seminole, Okla., was born Sept. 16, 1931, in Hominy, Okla., to Leon and Rubye Alexander.

As a child, his family moved to Lawton, Okla., and he graduated from Lawton High School in 1949.

After high school, Bob attended Oklahoma A & M College in Stillwater, Okla. His father died when he was a freshman and he returned to Lawton to attend Cameron State Agricultural College.

After attaining his associate’s degree at Cameron, he returned to Oklahoma A & M., graduating in 1955 with a bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry.

Bob married Mary Donna Hemphill on June 9, 1956, in Henryetta, Okla. They had two children, Leigh Ann (Alexander) Spencer and Stephen Wayne Alexander.

Bob began his career as a vocational agriculture teacher at Lacey High School and Geary High School. He then worked in agricultural and chemical sales and, later, in golf course turf sales. He retired in the mid-1990’s.

Next to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Bob’s greatest love was golf.

Over the years, many students on Seminole High School’s golf team played with clubs he built.

Until his health began to fail, Bob played golf daily, and until his death, he had a thriving golf club repair business. He also worked at Fire Lake Golf Course until his death.

Bob had a big heart. He would help anyone in need. He lived his life quietly, demonstrating his faith in everything he did.

On Feb. 14, 2013, Bob suffered a heart attack. On Feb. 28, 2013, he suffered a stroke.

He left this life peacefully on March 8, 2013, at his daughter’s house, with his family by his side.

Bob was predeceased by his mother and father, his aunt and uncle, Dallas C. and Brooks Ellot White; and his brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Freeda Alexander.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years; his children; his grandchildren, Katie Spencer and Alex Spencer and Andrew Alexander; his great-grandchildren, Camdyn Blake and Charley Kate Sellers; his nephews and nieces, Greg Alexander and Sammy Barnes, Greg and Tricia Alexander, and Rose Delumpa-Alexander; and his great-nieces, Natalie and Charlotte Delumpa-Alexander.

A viewing will be held at Swearingen Funeral Home on Thursday, March 14, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at 1:00 p.m., at Seminole First United Methodist Church.

In keeping with Bob’s spirit, in lieu of flowers, please contribution to your favorite charity or be of assistance to someone in need.

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Mary Donna Alexander

Mary Donna Alexander was born in Henryetta, Okla., on Dec. 20, 1933, the only child of Warren Wallace and Lydia Elizabeth Hemphill.

She was proud to be a second-generation American, as her grandmother had immigrated to the United States from Wales.

Mary Donna’s school years were all spent at Henryetta, where she graduated from high school in 1952.

After high school, Mary Donna attended Oklahoma A&M College in Stillwater, Okla., earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education through the school of Family Relations and Child Development.

Graduating in 1956, she was proud to be in the last Oklahoma A&M class before the name was changed to Oklahoma State University.

While at Oklahoma A&M, Mary Donna met Bob Wayne Alexander. They were married shortly after her graduation, on June 9, 1956.

Mary Donna and Bob had two children, Leigh Ann (Alexander) Spencer and Stephen Wayne Alexander.

Mary Donna began her teaching career in Lacey, Okla. She also taught school in Geary, Okla. While in Geary, her first child was born and she became a stay-at-home mom.

While living in Enid, Okla, Mary Donna took graduate classes at Phillips University and renewed her teaching certificate.

In 1969, she began teaching kindergarten at Sequoyah Elementary School in Shawnee, Okla. She taught kindergarten and fourth grade at Sequoyah until her retirement in 1998.

At Sequoyah, Mary Donna met her two best friends, Nell Farris and Jeanne Mills.

Mary Donna’s retirement years were spent as Grammy to the loves of her life, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She spent much of her time at their many activities and, until her final illness, was the proud babysitter to her great-grandchildren.

In early December 2012, Mary Donna became ill and was hospitalized until Feb. 13, 2013.

On Feb. 14, 2013, her beloved husband, Bob, suffered a heart attack; he died on March 8, 2013.

She succumbed very suddenly to her illness, joining Bob in heaven on the evening of April 22, 2013.

Mary Donna was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 56 years; and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Freeda Alexander.

She is survived by her children; her grandchildren, Katie Beth and Alex Spencer and Andrew Alexander; her great-grandchildren, Camdyn Blake and Charley Kate Sellers; her nephews and nieces, Greg Alexander and Sammy Barnes, Gary and Tricia Alexander, and Rose Delumpa-Alexander; her great-nieces, Natalie and Charlotte Delumpa-Alexander; her best friends, Nell Farris and Jeanne Mills; and her beloved Yorkie, Ellie.

A viewing will be held at Swearingen Funeral Home on April 26, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

A celebration of Mary Donna’s life will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 1:00 p.m., at Seminole First United Methodist Church.

Mary Donna will be laid to her final rest at West Lawn Cemetery in Henryetta, Okla.

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Raymond Alexander

Raymond Andrew Alexander, 71, longtime Seminole resident, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013 in Midwest City, Okla.

He was born July 12, 1941 in Oklahoma City, Okla. to Andrew E. and Irene (Coker) Alexander.

He grew up in the Shawnee, Okla. area and had lived in Seminole the past three years.

He attended and graduated high school at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kans.

He was a Drug and Alcohol Counselor for private facilities.

He served in the U.S. Army as a Private, during the Vietnam War.

He was a proud member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.

He is survived by a son, Alex Alexander of Missouri; four brothers, Marvin Alexander of Shawnee, Paul Alexander of Tecumseh, Okla., David Alexander of Pleasant Valley, Tenn. and Thomas Jones of Seminole; three sisters, Jeanie Shaw of Atlanta, Ga., Bonnie Gibson of Mounds, Okla. and Bertha Tilkens of Norman, Okla. and one grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Sherry Alexander.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Okla. with burial following in the Jones Family Cemetery northeast of Seminole, Okla.

Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole, Okla. is in charge of arrangements.

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Loin Clinton "Sonny" Allen

Loin Clinton "Sonny" Allen of Seminole, Okla. passed away December 5th, 2013 at the age of 77. Allen, formerly of McCurtain, Okla., was born March 13, 1936 to William Roy and Minnie "Plunk" Allen.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma Lee Allen of their home, one daughter Sandra Lynne Moore and husband Tony of Seminole, Okla., two sons, David Clinton Allen and wife Regina of Prue, Okla., and William Paul Allen and wife Amy of Inola, Okla. Allen is also survived by two sisters, Marie Green of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Lois Mills and husband Charles of Del City, Okla., one brother Harold Allen and wife Pat of Spiro, Okla.

Allen had five grandchildren, Sarah Allen, Shawn Allen, Tasha Moore, Clinton Moore, and William Moore, as well as three great-grandchildren, Shelby Russell, Donnie Russell, and Jacoby Harris

Sonny was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister, and his parents.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2013, at Mallory Chapel, in Stigler. Mr. Jack Woodlard will be officiating. Burial will follow in Old Panther Cemetery under the direction of the Mallory-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory of Stigler.

Pallbearers will be: Clinton Moore, Shawn Allen, Mitchell Kinsey, Wayne Kinsey, Arvin Fuller, and Stephen Paul. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Matthew Fuller, Dustin Real, William Moore, Russell Gibson, Raymond Lane, and Tony Moore.

 

Michele Allen

Michele Kaye Allen, 44 of Wewoka died Thursday, May 16, 2013 at her residence in Wewoka.

She was born May 18, 1968 in Shawnee, Okla.

She was a 1986 graduate of Wewoka High School

She married Steven Allen in 1988 at New Port, Va.

Survivors include her husband, Steven Allen of the home; daughters, Stephanie Michele Judd of Aviano, Italy and Kaylee Lynae Allen of Wewoka; parents, Rick and Trish Ayers; sister, Sherry Rush of Corova, Tenn.; and brother, Cody Ray Gelino of Carrollton, Tex.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Harvey Road Baptist Church, with Rev. Russell Vicars officiating and interment at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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David Allford

Funeral services for Officer David Evan Allford will be held Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Wetumka. Interment will follow at the Wetumka City Cemetery.

David Evan Allford was born June 29, 1976 in McAlester, Okla. to David R. Allford and Terra (Downer) Allford.

He passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 in an auto accident near Okemah at the age of 37.

Officer Allford grew up in McAlester and moved to Holdenville when he was in the 8th grade.

He later (1995) graduated from Holdenville High School.

He and Becky Shaw were married in April of 1999 in Oklahoma City.

Officer Allford worked as a deputy with the Okfuskee County Sheriff’s Department for the past two years and also served his country with the United States Army.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, going out to eat and most of all he loved his children and family.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe and Rebecca Allford of McAlester, Harry Eugene Downer of Germany and Mary Hall of Krebs, Okla.

He is survived by his wife, Becky Allford of Wetumka; his parents, David R. and Terra Allford of Wetumka; one son, Wyatt Evan Allford of the home; one daughter, Shelby Leigh Allford of the home; two brothers, Joe Allford and wife Jill of Seminole and Ben Allford and wife Michelle of Holdenville; mother and father in law, Jim and Wanda Shaw of Wetumka; brother in law, James Shaw and wife Melissa of Coalgate and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol will be serving as active pallbearers.

Honorary bearers include Mason Allford, Alex Allford, Jaxson Allford, Benson Allford, Josh Parker, Jonathon Parker and Jeff Parker.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Pastor John Roberts.

A memorial fund has been established for the Allford family at both the BancFirst and the Citizen’s State Bank of Okemah.

Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com

 

 

Cowena Anderson

Cowena Sue Anderson passed away on Aug. 10, 2013 in Oklahoma City.

She was born on Jan. 1, 1934 to Rev. Arthur Bruner and Izora Walker Bruner in Holdenville.

Growing up at Many Springs, Cowena accepted her Lord and was baptized on July 1, 1950.

Cowena attended Eufaula Boarding School, Holdenville High School, and graduated from Chilocco Boarding School. She graduated from the Commercial Business School at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kans. in 1954.

She worked as a Secretary at the Oklahoma County Courthouse for several years. While there, she became a member of the 1st Indian Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, serving in several positions.

When Jimmy was called to preach and was in Seminary, Cowena worked as a secretary in a clothing factory in Chicago, Ill., living with her sister, Minnie Ruth and husband Bob Faxon.

Cowena and Jimmy Anderson were married on Aug. 20, 1959.

She joined him at the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pa.

While there, she became secretary to the Vice President of the Seminary.

She was a faithful and loving wife who followed her missionary husband wherever God led him; as secretary to Dr. B. Frank Belvin, as they served the MSW Baptist Association, as missionaries to the Navajos in New Mexico, and back to Oklahoma in 1970.

While Jimmy served in state and national positions, Cowena as a loving mother, helped raise their four sons in Shawnee.

She worked for about 20 years in the Medical Records Department of the Pottawatomie Indian Health Clinic, then two years for the Pottawatomie-Lincoln Baptist Association.

Cowena went with Jimmy on missionary ventures in New Mexico, Arizona, Montana and South Dakota.

Even as her health declined she supported her husband as he pastured a church in Stroud, and last as pastor of Many Springs Baptist Church.

Cowena is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Izora (Walker) Bruner; four brothers, Johnnie Lee, Leon, Tippie and James; two sisters, Minnie Ruth Faxon and Johnnie Mae Kalinich.

She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Anderson; her four sons, Jeff of Shawnee, Jon of Shawnee, Bill and wife, Nena of Cromwell and Andrew of Shawnee; two brothers, Harry Bruner of Seminole, Arthur Bruner Jr. and wife, Janelle of Tulsa; one sister, Doreen Buck of Holdenville; seven grandchildren, Deanne Grant of Denver, Eric, Chloe, Aaron, Alex, Alan and Michael; three great grandsons, Rashad, Adrian and Dustyn; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Wake Services will be 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 at the Many Springs Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 at the Many Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Hawkins officiating. Interment will follow at the Many Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Anderson, Jon Anderson, Bill Anderson, Andy Anderson, Micco Kalinich, Arthur Bruner III, Leon Bruner Jr. and Bobby Buck.

Funeral services are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville.

Online Condolences can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Kenneth Anderson

Kenneth D. Anderson of Shawnee, Okla. died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 in Oklahoma City of natural causes.

He was born Aug. 1, 1943.

There are no services planned at this time.

 

Oarten Anderson

Oarten Hale "Oartie" Anderson, 68 year-old longtime Seminole resident passed from this life on Monday, April 15, 2013 at Midwest City Regional Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 17, 1944 in Sterling, Colo. to parents Johnie E. Anderson and Cora Ella (Josh) Anderson, both parents preceded him in death.

In the mid 1970’s Oartie served as under sheriff in Douglas, Wyo. for several years.

He later moved from Casper, Wyo. to Seminole where he opened his own wrecker service named "Oartie’s Wrecker Service," which he owned and operated until his death.

On Oct. 11, 2005 he married Treva Joyce (Barnhart) in Shawnee, Okla.

Oartie is survived by his wife, Treva Anderson of the home; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Richard and his wife Dana Anderson of Seminole, Okla., Robert Anderson of Seminole, Okla., Oarten Anderson, Jr. who is serving in the United States Army; three step-daughters, Shannon House of Seminole, Okla., Robin Northern of Moore, Okla., Jennifer and her husband Brian Miller of Tulsa, Okla.; Oartie was also the youngest of 11 children.

Other survivors include several grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends.

A memorial service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Pastor Earnest Lee Brown (grandson-in-law) officiating the service.

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

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Homer Asbury

Homer Eugene " Gene" Asbury, 73, former Seminole resident died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 in Eufaula, Okla.

Gene was born on May 15, 1940 in Vinita, Okla. to Cecil Wayne and Ruby Dean Asbury.

Gene was a Chemical Cleaning Department Manager for the United States Environment Services in Houston, Tex., he retired in 2011.

After his retirement Gene moved to Lake Eufaula and enjoyed his time fishing.

He was a graduate of Seminole High School.

Gene lived in Wyoming and Texas for many years.

Gene married Sharon Allison on Feb. 1, 1963 in Seminole, Okla.

Gene is survived by his wife, Sharon Asbury of Stigler, Okla.; his three sons, Patrick Asbury of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Austin Asbury and his wife, Deana of Fort Wayne, Ind. and Michael Asbury of the home; two sisters, Dorothy King of Bixby, Okla. and Billie Patterson of Casper, Wyo.; and four grandchildren, Connor, Allie, Devan and Ava along with numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters Phyllis Rose and Mary Allen.

Funeral services are planned for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Danny Gene Allison, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Logan Allison, Ronnie Allison, John Allison, Scott Allison, Cheyenne Allison and Cody Allison.

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

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Albert Asher

Albert L. Asher, 88, of Stonehenge Assisted Living in Blairsville, Ga. was finally released to his heavenly home in the early morning of Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, following an extended illness.

He was a loving husband to Dorothy, brother to Mary Lou and Jim; brother-in-law to their spouses and brother-in-law to the Wood family: Leslie, Martha, Delmer, Roger, Mary Ellen and Jimmy and their spouses; Uncle Bert to all their children; father to Glenn and and Sue; father-in-law to Cindy; grandfather to Doug, Jerrod, Aimee and husband Trace; Jenna and Adam and wife Erin.

Great grandpapa to a dozen children, who will be his lasting memorial as they carry on his legacy of a hardworking, self-sacrificing Christian man.

He left many friends who loved him well, in particular, Wanda Patterson of Blue Ridge, Georgia.

Neighbors here in the hollow will think of him and remember a man who loved living here and drove his little Boston terrier around in the golf cart, stopping to visit anyone who was out and about.

He was born in the house William Albert Asher built for his bride Edna in Okmulgee, Okla.

After returning home to Oklahoma after World War II, where he was interred by the Germans as a POW at the Battle of the Bulge, he carried on his father's career in the oilfield.

He worked for only one company that had many names from the time he began work in Tulsa, Okla. at the age of 17 until his retirement in 1985 in Crane, Texas: Tidal Pipeline, Tidewater Oil Company, Getty Oil, Texaco, and then Chevron.

His Christmas card list remains active with many of these oilfield friends who have graciously kept up with him in his many retirement meanderings.

He was a quiet, private man who asked for little in life and in death asked only that "you do what you need to do" to remember him. Memorial plans are pending at this time.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville.

Please share your condolences to the family on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com

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Melba Austin

Melba L. (Crenshaw) Austin

06/29/1929 - 01/07/2013

Melba L. (Crenshaw) Austin, age 83 and a longtime resident of Konawa passed away on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 in Konawa at her home surrounded by her family.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery. Pastor Jerry States will officiate.

Pallbearers are Steven Campbell, Robert Castleberry, Wayne Butler, Dwight Butler, Houston Leonard, and Orin Cooley.

Honorary Pallbearers are Paul Campbell, Matthew Yerby, Joe DeArman and Mitch Williams.

Melba was born on June 29, 1929 in Konawa to Elmer Crenshaw and Ara (Bickerstaff) Crenshaw.

She graduated Konawa High School, and she worked as a Secretary for the Konawa Funeral Home for thirty-five years.

Melba loved to watch the Atlanta Braves.

She is survived by one brother, Ralph Crenshaw of California; three sisters, Wilma Lamb and husband, Walter of Konawa, Frances Norback of Springfield, Mo., and Bonnie Spooner of Konawa; two grandchildren, Cynthia Mitchell and Keith Mitchell of Konawa; and six great grandchildren, Dalton Dixon, Austin Walker, Whitney Mitchell, Aerial Mitchell, Haley Mitchell, and Toby Mitchell.

Melba was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Ara Crenshaw, and one daughter, Shirley Reeves.

The family wishes to express a heartfelt, "Thank You" to Halo Hospice of Ada.

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Daejah Ayers

Daejah Shiree Blanton Ayers, Seminole, Okla. resident passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at the Children’s Center in Bethany, Okla. at the age of three months.

Daejah was born Aug. 15, 2013 in Shawnee, Okla. to parents, Ray Charles Blanton and Joyce Elaine Ayers.

Daejah is survived by her parents, Ray Charles Blanton, and Joyce Elaine Ayers; three brothers, Ray Charles Blanton, Jr., Donell Ayers, and Brandon Ayers all of Seminole.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will take place at Noble Town Cemetery, Seminole County, Okla.

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

Messages of condolences may be sent to www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

 

Nadene Aylor

Nadene Craig Aylor, 95, born Nadene Craig on Oct. 26, 1918, was third child of five children born to Henry Calendine Craig, Sr. and Emma Francis Mooney Craig.

She was raised and spent most of her life in Seminole County, Okla., spending a few years in Arizona and California.

She attended Prairie Valley School and was an active member of Twin Oaks Baptist Church.

Married to Julius Arnold Aylor, deceased, mother of Harold Duane Aylor deceased, and Virgil Craig Aylor, she is survived by her son, Virgil Aylor and grandson, Scott Allen Aylor.

Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at Little Cemetery, Seminole, Okla.

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

Melinda Azlin

Melinda Tucker Azlin, 68, of Grover, N.C., passed away March 3, 2013 at The Robin Johnson House, Dallas.

She was born June 29, 1944 in Wewoka, Okla., daughter of the late Clyde and Addie Cox Tucker.

A memorial service will be held 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Eastside Baptist Church, 1284 E. Cherokee St., Blacksburg, S.C., officiated by Rev. Eric L. Sellers.

The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

Interment is private.

She is survived by daughters, Sheila Azlin Loman and her husband, Tommy, Shari Azlin Campbell and her husband, Jim; brothers, Herman Tucker and his wife, Pat, Clyde Tucker and his wife, Barbara; sister, Sharon Giles and her husband, Tom; grandchildren, Chelsey Loman, Katelyn Loman, Austin Loman, Amy Campbell, Samuel Campbell, a US Navy Rescue Swimmer Candidate, stationed in Pensacola, FL; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Tommy, Ernest and Gary Tucker.

Memorials may be made to the Gaston Hospice, for the Robin Johnson House, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, N.C. 28054.

Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium in Gastonia, N.C.

A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com

Azlin

 

 

 

Nelda Bailey

Sept. 11, 1946 - June 11, 2013

Nelda A. Bailey, 66, Seminole resident died Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Nelda was born Sept. 11, 1946 in Seminole, Okla. to Evert and Lillian (Housdon) Anderson.

Nelda was a C.M.A. and retired from Seminole Estate Nursing Home in Seminole, after 17 years of service.

She grew up in the Maud, Okla. area and attended and graduated from Maud High School, where she played basketball and softball.

While in Maud she was named Roundup Queen at the Maud Rodeo.

She was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed her grandchildren and loved watching their activities.

She loved being with her special friend Jeff Davis, going out to eat, helping him with farm work, bailing hay and working cattle.

She also attended the Church of Christ at Little.

Nelda is survived by her parents, Evert and Lillian Anderson of Konawa, Okla.; one son, Teddy Bailey of Mississippi; three daughters, Karrie Stapleton of Shawnee, Okla., Kristi Ginn and Mike Stapleton of Catoosa, Okla. and Lindsey and her husband Billy Mckee of Seminole, Okla.; a sister, Glenda Terry and her husband Jack of Konawa, Okla. and a niece, Tina Moon of Shawnee, Okla.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Eric and Cortney Powell of Prague, Okla., Keisha and Jason Wolf of Tecumseh, Okla., Alyssa Lindsay of Newcastle, Okla., Lakin and Dax Henley of Seminole, Okla., Tazz McKee of Seminole, Okla., Britni Ginn of Catoosa, Okla., Kenneth Hernandez, Jr. of Shawnee, Okla. and her great grandchildren, Lyric and Liberty Wolf of Tecumseh, Okla., Bryar Powell of Prague, Okla. and her special friend Jeff Davis of Seminole, Okla.

Nelda was preceded in death by nephew, Steven Moon who died 2013 and by a son-in-law, Rex Ginn in 2010.

Memorial services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

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

Bailey

 

 

 

Rita Ballew

Rita Faye Ballew, 64, died in Holdenville on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.

She was born to James Erwin McMullen and Roberta Doris Wyatt McMullen on Aug. 11, 1948 in Wewoka, Okla.

She graduated Moss High School in 1966 and attended business school.

In 1968 she married Danny Holt.

She owned and operated Gem Jewelers and was employed at the First National Bank for a number of years. For the past 25 years she was the office manager for Joe Mills Well Service Company in Seminole.

On July 7, 1990 Rita married Jack Ballew. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include Lisa Dawn Holt Burkett; three grandchildren; one brother, Danny McMullen and one sister, Janie James.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Linwood Ballew and one daughter Ami Shaun Holt Caudill.

Funeral services will be held the Holdenville First Baptist Church on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation at Helpline 1.800.659.1991.

Betty Bancroft

Betty L. Bancroft, 83, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at OHSU Hospital in Portland, Ore. after a prolonged illness.

She was born on Aug. 10, 1929, to Bud and Eula Mae Mills.

She grew up and lived in and around Seminole before moving to Southern California with her family in 1973. Even though she lived in California the majority of her adult life, she always considered herself an "Okie" and Seminole her home.

Betty’s passion in life was her husband, Leland and her son, Russ.

Her precious daughter, Janet, preceded her in death.

Betty adored her granddaughter, Jordan and loved seeing her grow up and perform in plays and choir.

The family would like to express their special thanks and appreciation to the family and friends who went above and beyond over the years in both Portland and Ventura! Your love and support in all its forms made an incredibly difficult situation workable and bearable.

Graveside services for Betty will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 18, 2013 at the Little Cemetery in Seminole, Okla. Don Gill will officiate at the service.

In lieu of flowers, consider contributions to your favorite charities.

Bancroft

 

 

 

Wanda Baresel

Wanda Lean Baresel, age 90, peacefully completed her earthly pilgrimage at home surrounded by her family and entered the presence of God for eternity on Aug. 28, 2013.

Wanda was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

She was born Sept. 30, 1922 to Joseph and Mary (Doolen) Rodgers in Fayetteville, Ark.

She graduated from Central State Teachers College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and taught home economics for 17 years at Western Oaks Junior High School before retiring in 1985.

Since retiring, she has continued to serve her community as an active member of Putnam City Baptist Church where she was the Director of the Peacemakers Sunday school class for more than two decades and participated in mission projects such as the church charitable pantry and the hospital visitation project where she helped make and deliver thousands of hand crafted sterile flowers to patients in cancer and burn wards.

Wanda also worked with the Baptist Homes for Children mission, concentrating primarily on the children's style shows, where she initiated the participation of the Putnam City Baptist Church into the mission and their fund raising efforts while also assisting during the shows themselves.

She also participated in the Samaritan's Purse "Operation Christmas Child" project as long as her health permitted her to wrap and stuff shoe boxes with items she and others donated.

Wanda was preceded into heaven by her parents and two brothers, Joe and Jim Rodgers.

She is survived by son, Larry and wife Delphina of Oklahoma City; and son, Roger and wife, Judith of Edmond; sisters-in-law, Ella Walker of Lansing, Mich., Esther Stanley of Pullman, Wash., Doris Lombardi of Peculiar, Mo., Neva Rodgers of Konawa, Okla., and Linda Rodgers of Henderson, Nevada; six grandchildren, Robyn, Deborah, "Peanut", Paul, Mary, and Kyle; and 10 great-grandchildren, Lauren, Justin, Tyler, Ivy, Bryce, Luca, Milla, Zaine, Finn and Clara; and three great-great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Keelee and Abbey.

No woman hath a greater love for her husband, family and community than Wanda. And no woman was more loved and respected by her husband, family and friends.

The family would like to especially thank Dr. Karen Ross and Dolores Hoogendoorn, RN for the loving care which they provided Wanda.

There will be a viewing from 5-7pm on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 at Mercer-Adams Funeral Home in Bethany Okla. with the service on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 at 10am in the Chapel at Mercer-Adams.

Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery beside her beloved husband of 62 years.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her name to the debt service retirement fund at Putnam City Baptist Church or the Baptist Children’s Home Style Show.

To share a memory or condolence, visit www.mercer-adams.com.

Baresel

 

 

 

Norma Barnes

Funeral services for Norma Fay Barnes will be held Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Schoolton Cemetery in Seminole County.

She was born Dec. 10, 1933 in Kendrick, Okla. to Willie and Bertha (Wallis) Condict.

She died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at her home in Cromwell at the age of 79.

She had been a longtime resident of the Schoolton area and was a graduate of Excelsior School.

She and Eldridge Barnes were married Dec. 19, 1950 in Okemah; he preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Teresa Kay Hassell and Sharon Lynn Barnes; two sisters, Lola McElroy and Ella Starr; and three brothers, Cecil Carrol Condict, Marvin Condict and Bill Condict.

Survivors include two brothers, Ray Condict of Okemah and Wendell Condict of Moore; three sisters, Rose Head of Moore, Linda Groves of Cromwell and Wilma Scott of Houston, Tex.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Serving as active pallbearers will be her nephews.

Honorary bearers will be her nieces.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Okemah with Bro. Charles Jones officiating.

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

Nina Barnett

Nina Mae Barnett, 86, longtime Seminole resident died, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at her home in Seminole.

Nina was born Aug. 31, 1926 in Earlsboro, Okla. to Onie and Beulah (Moore) Palmer.

Nina moved to Seminole from Shawnee 60 years ago. She was a homemaker and a longtime checker at Chesser’s Grocery Store.

Nina was a longtime member of the Immanuel Fellowship Church, who loved her family and church most of all.

She was an avid Seminole Chieftain and OU Football fan.

Nina married Joe Barnett April 16, 1948 in Shawnee, Okla. and he preceded her in death on March 2, 1991.

Nina is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sherweeta and Bob Benn of Earlsboro; two grandsons, Brent Benn and his wife Kerri of Edmond, Okla. and Jason Benn and his wife Megan of Norman, Okla. Four great-grandchildren, Bosten, Mollie, Brooklyn and Carter also survive her.

Her parents, husband, two sisters and one brother preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at the Immanuel Fellowship Church with Pastor Tim Tate officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

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

Barnett

 

 

 

Byrul Barnhart

Funeral services for Byrul Barnhart of Wewoka Okla. are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013 at Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church Wewoka with Martin and Donna Gustin officiating and burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Byrul Barnhart was born Feb. 12, 1928 in Holdenville, Okla. to the late Mark and Birdie (Wynn) Barnhart.

He passed away in Stroud, Okla. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the age of 85 years.

Byrul and Essie M. Smith Barnhart were married Nov. 11, 1954 in Holdenville, Okla. and made their home in Wewoka.

He was a graduate of Spaulding High school and worked in the oilfields as a pumper.

He served in the US Army from 1950 to 1956.

He was a member of Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church and loved hunting, fishing, and training horses.

His passion was music, he was an accomplished musician playing numerous instruments.

Preceding him in death are his parents; four brothers, Boyd, Tob, Marvin, and Mathew Barnhart; three sisters, Arlene Harr, Ruby Nalley, and Loretta Sublett; a daughter-in-law, Marie Barnhart.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Essie of the home; three sons, Mark Barnhart and wife Karen, David Barnhart and the late Marie Barnhart, Joby Barnhart and wife Liz all of Wewoka, a daughter Judy Roberts and husband Shawn of Stroud, Okla.; grandchildren, David Barnhart, Dylon Barnhart, Seirra Barnhart, Beth Barnhart, Seanah Morrison, Krystal Carolton, Brooklyn Barnhart, Charley Barnhart, Coty Barnhart, Shawna Muson, Marcus Roberts, Brandon Roberts, Meghan Roberts, Holly Barnhart, and Hanna Barnhart; ten great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Wilman Davis, Judge Sawyer, Alfred Campbell, Rick Poff, Scott Morrison, Brandon Carleton, Bart Smith, Shawn Roberts, Erwin Holata, Ron Holata and the Men of Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Pall Bearers will be David Barnhart, Mark Barnhart, Joby Barnhart, Dylon Barnhart, Coty Barnhart, and Dave Barnhart Jr.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Barnhart

 

 

 

Rena Barton

Rena Lou Barton, 89, of Wewoka died Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at her residence.

She was born Oct. 15, 1923 in Stigler, Okla., to Henry and Ruth (Duncan) Perry.

She was a homemaker.

Preceding her in death are her parents; and husband, Jess Barton.

Survivors include her son, Ron Fenske of Wewoka, Okla. and daughter, Karina Campbell of Calif.

Memorial services will be held in Gilroy, Calif. at a later date.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

 

 

Henry Baxter Jr.

Henry "Sam" Samuel Baxter, Jr., longtime former Seminole county resident, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 58 years.

Sam was born May 28, 1954 in McAlester, Okla. to Henry Samuel and Wanda Oleta (Wilson) Baxter.

He attended Fanshawe, Wister and Duke Public Schools. Sam graduated from Carl Albert College in Poteau with an Associate’s Degree.

Sam enjoyed working on cars, fishing and camping. He was a handyman and helped out at Little Cemetery.

He enjoyed cutting up with his nephews and giving them a hard time.

Sam is survived by his parents, Henry and Wanda Baxter of Little, Okla.; four sisters, JoEllen Shoop and husband Robert of Spiro, Okla., Janis Lindley and husband Clifford of Horntown, Okla., Beverley Baxter-Smith of Meeker, Okla., and Tammie Baxter of Little, Okla.; one niece, Shelia Morton; five nephews, Rodney Smith, Rusty Smith, Wes Lindley, Justin Shoop and Michael Lindley; numerous great-nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Chesser officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Rodney Smith, Rusty Smith, Wes Lindley, Justin Shoop, Michael Lindley and Wes Morton.

Honorary casket bearer will be Mike Harris.

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

Baxter

 

 

 

Andrew Beaty

Andrew Dale Beaty of Seminole, Okla. died Thursday, May 16, 2013 in Shawnee, Okla. at the age of 23.

He was born Aug. 2, 1989 in Seminole, Okla. to Elvin Dale Beaty and Jane Calger.

He attended Seminole Public School before graduating from Wewoka High School in 2008.

He was employed at Mighty Quick Convenience Store located on Harvey Road in Seminole.

He is survived by one brother, Cashe Wayne Beaty of Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Gleaners’ Holiness Church of Wewoka with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating.

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

Beaty

 

 

 

Jackie Beaver Jr.

Jackie Lee Beaver Jr. was born Sept. 23, 1970 in Claremore, Okla. to Jackie Lee Beaver Sr. and Minnie Harjo Beaver.

He died June 26, 2013 in Lawton, Okla. at the age of 42.

He attended Weleetka schools and later received his certification in culinary arts.

Preceding him in death are his parents; one infant son; grandparents, Eugene and Minnie Beaver and Joe and Cora Billie.

Survivors include his three children, Dakotah Lee Beaver, Jessica Lee Beaver, and Ousk'v Lee Beaver; two step-children, Lillie Ann Fox and Kyah Lee Fox; one grandchild; one sister, Anna Daly; and two brothers, Robert and Edward Beaver.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimsey Harjo officiating and Rev. Edwin Jimboy will officiate at graveside. Burial will be at Creek Chapel Church Cemetery, Okemah, Okla.

Pallbearers will be Tim Golden, Mark Golden, Eric Harjo, Steve Fixico, Milo Fox, and Milo Fox III.

Honorary pallbearers will be Timmie Ray Casselman, Gilbert Jimboy, Shawn Golden, Danny Woodruff, and Trevor Cole.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Beaver

 

 

 

Minnie Beavers

Minnie Beavers, long time Seminole county resident, died Jan. 19, 2013 in Seminole at the age of 93.

She was born May 1, 1919 in Wewoka to parents, Dempsy Sutton and Rosa (Cryus) Sutton.

She attended Nobletown School.

She married Starling Beavers in 1936 in Wewoka. They moved to California and upon their return to Oklahoma she worked in the medical field as a nurse’s assistant. In 1985, after 24 years, she retired from Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla.

She is survived by one son, James Cleo Beavers of Bartlesville, Okla., 17 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, and 64 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dempsy and Rosa Sutton; husband, Starling Beavers; four brothers; two sisters; one granddaughter; one great granddaughter; three sons; and one daughter.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with her grandson Pastor Ralph Beavers officiating. Burial will take place at Westwood Cemetery, Wewoka, Okla.

Funeral service under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole, Oklahoma.

Beavers

 

 

 

Patricia Beavers

Funeral services for Patricia Elaine Beavers were held Monday, July 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Archway Memorial Chapel in Hazelwood, Mo. with Rev. Steve Lambert officiating.

Patricia Elaine (Noble) Beavers was born to Virgie Mae Parker and Thomas Noble in Cromwell, Okla. on Dec. 4, 1942.

Her parents; two children; and one sister preceded her in death.

She graduated from Douglas High School in Wewoka, Okla. in 1960.

After high school she moved to Oklahoma City where she met and married Juan Beavers.

She was employed at McDonnell Douglas for many years.

She died June 25, 2013 at DePaul Health Center.

She is survived by her husband, Juan Beavers; step daughter, Kim (Kola) Adeyinka; three grandchildren; sister, Edverda Hightower; and brothers, Willie Simpkin of Cromwell and Tommie Noble of Arcadia, Okla.

Barbara Bell

The journey began for Barbara Ann "Osborne" Bell on Feb. 7, 1959 in Wewoka, Okla.

She was born to Bob Osborne and Evangeline Dindy.

Barbara was better known as "Moe" by her family and friends.

Barbara attended Wewoka Public Schools.

Later, Barbara was employed at Wewoka Hospital and then later at Oakridge Nursing Home. She was employed there until she was unable to work anymore.

Barbara married Clifford C. Bell on September 18, 1981.

She is preceded in death by her father "Bob Osborne".

Barbara lived a life filled with love overflowing for her family and friends. She was also a huge OKC Thunder fan.

Barbara leaves to cherish her memory, mother, Evangeline Dindy; son, Sylvester Jones III (Jamie Griffith Jones) of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren, Azalariah Jones, Ombianna Jones, Wyatt Jones, and Piper Jones; four brothers, Albert Gibson, Detra Gibson, Wayland Osborne, Larry Osborne, and Alvin Price; four sisters, Clearetta Dindy, Virginia Allen, Johnetta Dindy Johnson (Jerome Johnson), Kimmie Dindy.

Barbara also leaves behind three best friends whom were like sisters… Darleen Gray, Gloria Grayson, and Adella Stephens, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at the Stout-Phillips Chapel in Wewoka. Pastor Frank Washington will be officiating. Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

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

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Bell

 

 

 

Christine Billy

Christine Rene’ "Spooky" Billy a Seminole county resident died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 at the age of 43 in Tulsa, Okla.

She was born Oct. 28, 1969 in Claremore, Okla. to Fred T. Billy and Mary Fixico.

She moved to Seminole 18 years ago from Holdenville, while here in Seminole she volunteered at Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum.

She is survived by her parents, Fred and Mary Ann Billy; one brother, Randall Keith Billy; and three sisters, Doretha Kay Bemo, Cheryl Denise Pepiakitah and Cynthia Ann Billy.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Kelly Fixico; Winey Yahola-Fixico, and Elsie Mae Faulkner.

A wake service is planned for 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

The body will be taken to Indian Nations Baptist Church at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.

Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at Indian Nations Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Fixico, who is Christine’s uncle and he will be assisted by Lewis Johnson. Burial will take place at Yahola-Fixico Family Cemetery, Yeager, Okla.

Serving as casket bearers are Lance Farber, David Conley, Jerome L. Hill, Thomas Bruner, Brian Factor, Danny Faulkner.

Honorary bearers are Lloyd Harjo, Louis Bruner, Henry Factor, Richmond Tiger, Terry Harper, Adam "Homata" Haney, Matthew Young, Blaine Harjo and Eric Harjo.

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

Billy

 

 

 

Janice Boatman

Janice Boatman, 76, died Jan. 2, 2013 from complications after a heart attack.

She was the wife of the late Frank Boatman of Slaton, Tex. and is survived by a daughter and son-in-Law Anita and Herbert Coleman of Raleigh, N.C.; a granddaughter, LaDonna Rae Marino and her husband Jamie of Lubbock, Tex.; a grandson, James Worthy of Ala.; a sister, Donna Lovelady of Seminole, Okla.; and a brother, Gene Douglass of Marietta, Ga. She had two great-grandchildren Jordan and Alise Marino of Lubbock, Tex.

Services are incomplete.

Claude Bolt

Memorial services for Claude C. Bolt, 87, of Overbrook, Okla., will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the Harvey-Douglas Centennial Chapel with Pastor Mike Craig officiating.

Claude was born to Edward C. and Florence (Culpepper) Bolt on Nov. 17, 1925 in Konawa, Okla.

He passed from this life on March 5, 2013, at the Ardmore, Okla. hospital.

Claude had married the former Wilma Jean Bailey on Sept. 10, 1948 in Seminole, Okla. She preceded him in death.

Claude had lived in the Overbrook community since 1988, moving there from Shawnee, Okla.

He had retired as a supervisor, after working for several oilfield companies. He was an RSVP volunteer.

He had a passion for traveling the country and seeing many of the United States natural beauties.

He also loved to spend time in Las Vegas, Nev.

Claude was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, where he served during World War II.

His parents; wife; brothers, James and Joe Bolt; sisters, Pauline Gaines and Verna Mae Edwards; and two infant brothers preceded Claude in death.

He is survived by two daughters, Susan Burnett and husband Ronald J., and Patricia Bolt all of Shawnee, Okla.; grandchildren, Jason S. Burnett and wife Yi Kwon-Soon of Seoul, South Korea, and Jeremy R. Burnett of Shawnee, Okla.; great grandchild, Grace Burnett of Seoul, South Korea; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were by Cremation with Care provided by Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory in Ardmore, Okla.

Online condolences may be sent to www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com

Ralph Bottom

"Edd" Ralph Edward Bottom, 88, resident of Asher, Okla. died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Sunset Estates in Tecumseh, Okla.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 29 at the Agri-Plex in Ada, Okla. under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa. Burial will follow at Vista Cemetery. Donnie Gee and Shannon Hall will officiate.

Pallbearers are Tony Kuestersteffen, Jim Sharp, Mason Allen, Ron Phay, Gaylon Wells, Sonny O’Dell, Jerry Bob Seago, and Junior Grissom.

Honorary Pallbearers are Gary Fry, Ham Brown, James Hargrove, John Carter, Roger Harris, Glen Pruitt, Jack Turner, C.J. Sisco, Eddie Bottom, Jr., Chad Wartchow, Mark Wartchow, Ronnie Wartchow, Steve Miles, Richard Sisco, Dan Fleming, Jason Keck, and Greg Hillerman.

He was born Feb. 1, 1925 in Lake Valley, Okla. to Shannon Brewer Bottom and Ella Belle (Taylor) Bottom.

He married Lillie Marie Reinschmeidt on Feb. 20, 1943 in Bessie, Okla.

He was a horse trainer and a rancher all of his life.

He is survived by one son, Eddie Wayne Bottom of Macomb, Okla.; three daughters, Darla Miles of Asher, Okla., Connie Wartchow of Roff, Okla., and Phyllis Sisco of Asher, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Shannon and Ella Bottom; his wife, Lillie Bottom; one daughter, Charlotte Ann Bottom; and nine brothers and sisters.

Bottom

 

 

 

Jewel Boulton

Jewel Boulton, Earlsboro resident, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 in Seminole at the age of 79.

She was born Dec. 27, 1933 in Tailholt, Okla. to Sam and Sarah Nan (Girdner) Hodge.

She attended school in Bearden, Okla. near Okemah.

She lived in Earlsboro for many years and owned several rental properties in the area.

She is survived by two sons, Chuck Hodge and Levi Boulton; one sister, Elsie Tarrance; three brothers, Alton Hodge, John Hodge and Ralph Hodge; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; her parents; and four brothers, Arthur ‘Doc’ Hodge, Alvin Hodge, Otis Hodge and Raymond Hodge.

 

 

 

Dave Bowlegs

Dave Edward Bowlegs, age 73 years of Wewoka passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at his home in Wewoka after a short illness.

He was born Sept. 18, 1939 in Wolf, Okla. to the late Edmond and Janie (Harjo) Bowlegs.

Dave was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church.

He previously worked for Justice Schools as a bus driver for many years.

He enjoyed watching OU sports and watching his grandchildren playing ball.

His heart was with the Lord and he enjoyed going to Church and other Church activities.

Preceding Dave in death are his parents; his wife, Martha; and four brothers.

Survivors included his children, Joe Bowlegs and Iwana Bowlegs, both of Wewoka; nine grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Wake services will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Wake service will be 6 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2013 at Sand Creek Eufaula.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Sand Creek Eufaula with Revs. Houston Tiger, George Harjoee, and Jimsey Harjo officiating and burial will follow at Tiger Family Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be T. J. Mack, Kevin Mack, Felix Mack, Felix Gouge, Wayne Holata and Jeff Fixico.

Pallbearers will be Bennie Tiger, Gary Lena, Micco Cummings, Anthony FIxico, Henson Lena, Jr. Tiger, and Tony Hernandez.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Bowlegs

 

 

 

Eunice Bradley

Eunice Marie Bradley, longtime Seminole resident died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 in Seminole, Okla.

Eunice was born in Magnolia, Ark.

Eunice was a longtime secretary for the Seminole Police Department and also after her retirement from the police department worked as secretary for Edward D. Jones office in Seminole.

She was married to John Bradley who preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 1983.

Eunice is survived by her two sons, Bob Bradley and his wife, Susan of Philadelphia, Penn. and Matt Bradley and his wife, Jane of West Des Moines, Iowa; her daugher-in-law, Brenda Bradley of Shawnee, Okla.; one sister, Bettye Pace and her husband, James of McNeil, Ark. and five grandchildren, Tyler Bradley, Rob Bradley, Kristen Bradley, Adrienne Schlautman and her husband, Steve, and Sara Bradley along with five great grandchildren, Jaylen Conrad, Makenna Johnston, Caitin Schlautman, Michael Conrad and Derek Schlautman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Bradley; and a son, Houston Bradley.

Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Magnolia, Ark.

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

Bradley

 

 

 

Shirley Brewer

Shirley Ann (Shiflett) Brewer, 76, passed away peacefully after a sudden brief illness on Nov. 7 in Salina, Kans. while traveling home to Arvada.

Shirley was born Aug. 6, 1937 in Wewoka, Okla. to Erbert and Velma Shiflett.

She graduated from Wewoka High School and attended Phillips University in Enid, Okla. She graduated with a degree in business.

She was married to Don Delano Brewer on Dec. 22, 1958.

Shirley was a loving mother and homemaker when her children were young.

Later she worked at H & R Block for more than ten years.

She continued using her love of numbers and helping others by preparing taxes until her passing.

An avid genealogist, Shirley spent hours researching and traveling to learn about her ancestry.

She was a registered member of the Cherokee Nation.

She was a life-long active member of her church, most recently attending the First United Church of Arvada (UCC) while also maintaining her membership at Central Christian Church in Denver.

She and Don loved to travel and especially enjoyed their many visits to Disneyland and Walt Disney World as well as visiting family and friends.

Shirley is survived by her husband of nearly 55 years, Don; and two children, Don Delano Brewer II and Deirdre Diane Brewer, both of Arvada.

She is also survived by one sister, Sharon, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service in celebration of Shirley’s life will be on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 2:00 p.m. at Central Christian Church, 3690 Cherry Creek South Drive, Denver, Colo. 80209.

Shirley and Don shared a passion for caring for others, particularly children.

In lieu of flowers, Shirley requested donations be made to the Tennyson Center for Children, 2950 Tennyson Street, Denver, CO 80212 for the Shirley and Don Brewer Continuing Education Endowment Fund.

Brewer

 

 

 

Vernie Brooks

Vernie B. (Brown) Brooks, 68, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at her home in Earlsboro. 

She was born Aug. 13, 1944 in Shawnee, Okla. to Edward Brown and Arnetta (Lee) Brown.

She graduated from Earlsboro High School in 1962 and went on to earn her associates degree from Oklahoma School of Business and Technology.

On Dec. 11, 1975 she married Kenneth "Joe" Brooks in San Diego, Calif. 

She worked in the banking industry at Security Pacific Bank and later as the manager of the Bank of America both located in San Diego

She worked for the Earlsboro Public School District until her retirement. 

She is survived by her mother, Arnetta Jackson of Earlsboro; her husband, Kenneth "Joe" Brooks of the home; one son, Tommy C. Brown of Choctaw, Okla.; one daughter, Bridgett Brooks of Earlsboro; two sisters, Parthenia Burdine of Edmond, Okla., Deneisa Jackson of Edmond, Okla.; and one granddaughter.

She is preceded in death by her father, Edward Brown.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Grayson officiating.  Interment will follow at Earlsboro Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Zelford M. Smith, Lee W. Hodges Sr., Lee W. Hodges Jr., Clarence Benard Jr. and Melvin Burdine. 

The flower bearers will be the women of Ware Chapel C.M.E.

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

Brooks

 

 

 

Doyl Brown

Dec. 30, 1932 – Aug. 27, 2013

Doyl Jackson Brown, a Seminole county resident for 40 years, passed away at his home Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 at the age of 80.

Doyl was born on Dec. 30, 1932 in Tribbey, Okla. to parents, George Frank Brown and Minnie Jewel (Lane) Brown.

After graduating from high school, Doyl attended college for two years and then joined the United States Army.

After 21 years of service he retired from the military with the rank of E7 and began a career as a Dairy Farmer and a truck driver for C & J Trucking.

He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Holdenville, Okla.

Doyl married Patsy Jean Welcher in Colorado Springs, Colo. on April 26, 1954.

Doyl is survived by his wife, Patsy Brown of the home; two sons, Johnie Brown of Sapulpa, Okla., Paul Brown of Seminole, Okla.; one daughter, Donna Borner of Menomonie, Wis.; two sisters, Vina Castro, of Jamestown, Calif. and Faye Brown of Chickasha, Okla.; seven grandchildren, Shaun Borner, Chris Borner, Ryan Borner, Greg Borner, Justin Brown, Cole Brown and Jaycie Bowman and 17 great grandchildren.

Doyl was preceded in death by his parents, George and Minnie Brown; three brothers; two sisters; and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Allen Lewis officiating. Burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens of Seminole.

Casket bearers are grandchildren Shaun Borner, Chris Borner, Ryan Borner, Greg Borner, Justin Brown and Cole Brown.

Funeral Information: Sept. 3, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel located at 1001 N. Milt Phillips, Seminole, OK 74868.

John Brown

John M. Brown, 80, longtime Seminole County resident, died of a brief but hard battle with leukemia.

John passed in his sleep to be with his Lord on the morning of Aug. 6, 2013.

He was born May 1, 1933 in Coldwater, Michigan.

John served with honor in Korea as a sergeant in the Marine Corps.

He was a lifetime member of the American Legion.

He worked for Allied Chemical in Los Angeles, Calif. where he met the love of his life, Edith Harper from Wewoka, Okla.

After both Edith and John retired from Allied Chemical they moved to Wewoka in the late 80's, the town where Edith was born and raised.

John later worked for 11 years at Moore's IGA in Wewoka until his health started to fail; he recently stated it was the best job he ever had.

John was a devoted Catholic and a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church Wewoka for 34 years until his death.

Preceding John in death are his parents, Oscar Brown and Rut Briggs; his wife, Edith Munger Brown; brother, Gary Brown; and nephew, David Shurley.

Survivors include nephews, David Brown and wife, Christine of St. Louis, Mo,, Randolph Stephenson of Wewoka, Robert Horton of McLoud, and Samuel Horton of Wewoka, Timothy Harper of Tulsa, and Terry Harper of Broken Arrow; three nieces Donna Bowers , Karen Shurley both of Wewoka, and Anna Harper of Edmond; three sisters-in-law Louise Horton of Wewoka, Florence Harper of Tulsa, and Lucille Gibson of Bartlesville and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pall bearers will be Dustin Horton, Jareo Horton, Jess Horton, Robert Horton, David Brown, and Samuel Horton.

Honorary Pall bearers will be the men of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, please give to the charity of your choice for leukemia research.

Rosary will be 6:30 Thursday August 8, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at St Joseph Catholic Church in Wewoka with Father Brandon officiating and burial will follow at the Harper family cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Brown

 

 

 

Jessica Brummett

Jessica Erin Guinn Brummett, 35, Seminole resident died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 in Seminole.

She was born Sept. 16, 1978 in Oklahoma City, Okla. to Connie Kay (Briscoe) Guinn and Estel James Guinn, Jr.

She was a self-employed business owner and had moved to Seminole two years ago from Stillwater, Okla.

She married Brian Brummett on April 15, 2011 in Pine Bluff, Ark.

She is survived by her husband, Brian Brummett of the home; two sons, Landon and Chase; one brother, Justin Guinn, and her mother Connie Kay (Briscoe) Guinn.

Graveside services are planned for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at the Non Cemetery south of Calvin, Okla.

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

Vidalia Bruner

Vidalia "Vi" Bruner went home to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, Jan. 14th, 2013 at the age of 90 years.

She was born Dec. 12th, 1922 in Sasakwa, Okla. to the late Lester and Molly (Cudjo) Lewis.

Vidalia married Nathen Bruner Sept. 24, 1941 in Seminole, Okla. He preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 1977.

Ms. Bruner was a cook for many years at Morgan Restaurant in Wewoka.

She moved to Wewoka about six years ago from Sasakwa.

Her passion while living in the country was raising a garden, canning, chickens, hogs, and goats.

She was a member of Old Middle Creek Baptist Church.

Preceding Vidalia in death are her grandmother, Fie Ceasar (age 105); grandfather, Pete Lewis; parents; step-son, Melvin Bruner; two sisters, Mabel Lewis and Liddy Foster; two brothers, Cephus and Cesar Lewis.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at New Life Church with Rev. C.L. Prevost and burial will follow at Thomas Town Cemetery in Sasakwa.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Bruner

 

 

 

Jack Bryant

Jack Warren Bryant, 68, passed away April 22, 2013.

The son of Jack and Dee Bryant, Jack was born Sept. 17, 1944 in Seminole, Okla.

On Sept 9, 1967, Jack married the love of his life, Joyce Kaye Brown and together they shared more than 45 years of marriage and raising a family.

He was the manager of Graham’s Central Station for many years.

In his spare time, Jack enjoyed golfing, riding motorcycles, but his most enjoyable moments were those he spent with his family, friends and dogs. He will be deeply missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He leaves cherished memories with his wife of 45 years, Kaye Bryant; son, Tim Bryant; daughter, Gayle Hedrick and husband, Bryan; grandchildren, Josh Morris, Nevin Bryant, Collin Bryant, Paige Ely, Brennah Bryant, and Karleigh Bryant; and countless other loving family and friends.

Viewing will be at Vondel Smith & Son Mortuary from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday with the family greeting friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Wilmont Place Baptist Church (6440 S. Santa Fe, OKC).

Committal services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole, Okla.

Friends may leave condolences at www.vondelsmithmortuary.com.

Services are under the direction of Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortuary at South Lakes, 4000 SW 119th St. OKC, Okla.

Bryant

 

 

 

Berry Buchanan

Berry Wilburn "Buck" Buchanan, 84, of Seminole, Okla. died July 31, 2013 in Seminole.

He was born March 17, 1929 in Blanchard, Okla. to William Montgomery and Emma Mae (Berry) Buchanan.

He married Betty Marie (Ashby) on June 5, 1954 in Seminole.

He retired several years ago from Goodyear, where he worked as a mechanic and service manager.

He is survived by his wife, Betty of the home; two daughters, Janice Newman of Shawnee, Okla. and Karen Anderson of Seminole; one brother, Floyd D. Buchanan of Konawa, Okla.; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, with a fifth great-grandchild due in September.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Emma Buchanan; three brothers, J.W., Ernest, and Bill Buchanan; two sisters, Bonnie Graham and Ethel Lambright, and four half-brothers, Duncan, Lloyd, Ray and George "Pete" Buchanan.

Funeral services are planned for 2:00 p.m., Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 at Immanuel Fellowship in Seminole. Interment will follow at Wolf Cemetery south of Seminole. James Williams will officiate.

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

Messages of condolence may be sent through www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Buchanan

 

 

 

Goldie Townley Bugher

Goldie Townley Bugher passed away peacefully of natural causes in the early morning on Wednesday, September 25th at her home in Slaughterville. OK. Goldie was 101 years old.

Goldie was born on June 6th, 1912 in the Banner Community of Cleveland County, Oklahoma, to D.C. and Nettie Ellen (Corley) Townley. She was the fourth of eight children.

Goldie was an active member of the Noble Church of Christ and was able to continue attending faithfully in later years with the help of great niece Dennese Rosenfelt.

Goldie married Robert E. Bugher of Lexington, OK on September 30th, 1934. They moved onto their first family farm at Slaughterville later that year. Goldie remained on that homestead until her passing Wednesday. Her daily life soon revolved around raising her four daughters and building a robust farm operation, raising corn, wheat, alfalfa and cattle. When her granddaughter Terri Lynne started calling her "Momma G", the name stuck.

Grandchildren enjoyed Momma G’s stories of early 20th century life and the growth and development of the state. She recounted histories of her Townley and Corley ancestors who were among the first white settlers in Oklahoma. Goldie loved to sing songs from her youth.

Goldie’s father instilled a sense of civic duty in her. She often shared the memory of how excited she was when women got the vote in 1920, and that she was determined to exercise the privilege when she came of age. Goldie voted on nearly every ballot for eighty years and worked for the Election Board at the polls. She insisted on voting in person on election days even at age 100.

Goldie was preceded in death by her parents D.C. and Nettie Townley, her husband Robert E. Bugher, her siblings Zula Patchett, Charlie Townley, Ray Townley, Nettie Mae Smith, Flora McMillan, Roy Townley and Opal Mauldin, granddaughter Terri Lynne Love and great great granddaughter Juniper Eden Slate.

Goldie is survived by her daughers Judy Bugher of Lexington, OK, Nettie Mae Reed(Doug) of Lexington, OK, Kay Mattingly(Jack) of Seminole, OK and Roberta Slate of Casper, Wy, grandchildren Theresa Dew, Diana Turner, Julie Slate, Michael Reed, Susan Slate Franklin, Jack Mattingly and Erika Mattingly, thirteen great grandchildren and ten great, great grandchildren as well as a host of friends and family.

Special thanks go to Dr. Edna M. Manning, Dennese Rosenfelt and Joyce Carl for decades of love, care and attention.

The family also wishes to thank Regina Southern, Melissa Long, Kim McKiddy, Noble Church of Christ, Lexington Church of Christ and the many thoughtful caregivers and visitors for their help during Goldie’s last months.

Funeral Services to Celebrate Goldie's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 28th at McMahan's Funeral Home in Noble, Oklahoma with interment services following at Fairview Maguire Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request that donations be made to the Tipton Children’s Home, or Hope Harbor Children’s Home.

William Bullington

William Marcus Bullington, 92, long-time resident of Konawa, Okla. died Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Seminole Care and Rehab Center in Seminole, Okla.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2013 at Vista Cemetery, West of Konawa, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

Visitation will be Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

He was born Sept. 9, 1920 in Cord, Ark. to Jim W. Bullington and Altha (Hensley) Bullington.

He was a maintenance engineer of a commercial laundry.

He was a Corporal in the Army Air Force from 1942 until 1946 specializing in Airplane Mechanics.

He married Bonnie Lee Stephens on June 6, 1945.

He is survived by one sister, Gladys Myers of Edmond, Okla.; one sister-in-law, Louise Wegman of Konawa; one nephew, Gary Wegman of Konawa; and by Ruby Gene Walker of Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Altha Bullington; his wife, Bonnie Bullington; two sisters, Lorene Capps and Dee Sharp; and two brothers, Herman Bullington and Pete Bullington;

Bullington

 

 

 

Cleve Bundy

Cleve Edger "Eddie" Bundy, former Sasakwa and Konawa resident, died in Idabel, Okla., Aug. 11, 2013 at the age of 55.

He was born July 24, 1958 to Willie and Wanda (Durham) Bundy in Seminole.

He grew up in the Sasakwa area where he attended school and graduated in 1976. 

He lived for many years in Sasakwa and then Konawa.  He has lived in Idabel the past few years. 

He worked for Wal Mart for 14 years as an associate and Department manager.

He is survived by one brother, Wayne Bundy of Ada. 

There are no services planned at this time.

James Bunnell

James Paul Bunnell, age 78 and a resident of Konawa, Okla. passed away on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada, Okla.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa with Rev. Mitch Williams officiating the services. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

James was born on Jan. 9, 1935 in Wewoka, Okla. to Burt Frances Bunnell and Clara Anne (Bates) Bunnell.

He married Betty Bent on Sept. 1, 1962 in San Jose, Calif.

James was a self-employed carpenter.

He is survived by two daughters, Carla Hammack of Konawa and Tina Badgett of Winnetka, Calif.; five grandchildren, Katrina King of Krebs, Okla., Zoie Harmon of McLoud, Okla., Sarah Wilson of McAlester, Okla., Jamie Hammack of Maine, and Priscilla Badgett of Graneda Hills, Calif.; four great grandchildren, Fayth Walsh of Krebs, Okla., Grady Walsh of Krebs, Okla., Logen Wilson of McAlester, Okla., and Riley Wilson of McAlester, Okla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Burt and Clara Bunnell; and his wife, Betty Bunnell on Sept. 21, 2012.

Bunnell

 

 

 

Leo Burgess

Leo "Jabber" Winston Burgess, 68, a resident of Konawa, Okla. died Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center in Ada, Okla.

The first wake service is scheduled from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30th at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa, Okla.

On Wednesday, July 31st at 4:00 p.m., Jabber will be taken to High Springs Baptist Church for the second wake service scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1st at High Springs Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Rev. Kellos Walker and Rev. Dorsey Nero will officiate.

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

Honorary pallbearers are Charles Sewell, Tommy Frazier, Ricky Burgess, Jr., and Mike Burgess.

He was born July 18, 1945 in Konawa to Anderson Burgess and Juanita Kathryn (Factor) Burgess.

He was a member of the National Guard for 23 years and Konawa’s Police Dispatcher for approximately 10 years.

He is survived by one brother, Rev. Amon Burgess of Konawa.

Burgess

 

 

 

Joyce Burnett

Joyce Darlene (Downey) Burnett "Granny", longtime Seminole resident, passed into eternal sunshine on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 in Seminole.

Joyce was born on Dec. 15, 1936 in Tyrone, Mo. to Walter Maxwell and Helen Zenith (Selfridge) Downey.

Joyce was known as Granny, Mom and Sissy to everyone. She loved taking care of her family; she loved roses, orchids and birds, especially her "Rudy".

Joyce was a member of the Assembly of God and Salvation Army.

She is survived by a son, Robert Dale Waldon of Seminole; a daughter and son-in-law, Tressa Lynn Allen and husband Terry of Pittsburg, Mo.; three brothers, Barnett E Downey of Wewoka, William K. Downey of Ardmore, Okla., and Kenneth R. Downey of Oklahoma City; two sisters, LaWana S. Holder of Wewoka and Sharon K. Baker of New Braunsfel, Tex.; ten grandchildren, Donald Gregory McCoy, Rachel Kolander, Alisha Larson, Robert Aaron Waldon, Brandon Waldon, Billie Dawn Crisler, Billy Dean Burnett III, Tammie Darlene Waldon, Sarah Ruth and Rachael Allen; sixteen great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and a host of other nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Helen Downey; her spouse, Kirby Lee Little, Sr.; her son, Kirby Lee Little, Jr. in 1974; her daughter, Constance; her brother, Walter Dale Downey in 2012; and two grandchildren, Bilinda Sue Little and Billy Dean Burnett, Jr. in 1987.

A funeral service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at the Little Cemetery Chapel. Jim and Anita Moreland will officiate at the service.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Waldon, Donald McCoy, Aaron Waldon, Matt Cowart, Patrick Cowart, and Billie Burnett III.

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

Messages of condolence may be sent through www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

Burnett

 

 

 

Eugene Burns

Eugene Murray Burns, 82, resident of Konawa, Okla. died Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada, Okla.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Richard Winters will officiate. Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Wes Burns, Zachary Henshall, Tyler Henshall, Cody Allen, John Hanson, and Chris Pilgrim.

He was born Dec. 15, 1930 in Gray, Okla. to Hazel (Littleton) Burns and Alton Murry Burns.

He received an Associate’s Degree and made a life-long career as a Master Sergeant in the U. S. Air Force.

He married Nelma Wilson on July 16, 1959 in Ada, Okla.

He is survived by his wife, Nelma (Wilson) Burns of the home; two sons, Jim Burns of Konawa, Okla., and Bob Burns of Clayton, N.M.; one daughter, Beverly Henshall of Konawa; four sisters, Gaytha Wright of Tahlequah, Okla.; Karen Thompson of Edmond, Okla., Sue Reed of Amarillo, Tex., and Kathy Carter of Little Rock, Ark.; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel and Alton Burns; and one brother, Franklin Burns.

Burns

 

 

 

Eugene Burns

Eugene Murray Burns, age 82 and a resident of Konawa, Okla. passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada, Okla.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Richard Winters will officiate. Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Wes Burns, Zachary Henshall, Tyler Henshall, Cody Allen, John Hanson, and Chris Pilgrim.

Eugene was born on Dec. 15, 1930 in Gray, Okla. to Hazel (Littleton) Burns and Alton Murry Burns.

He received an Associate’s Degree and made a life-long career as a Master Sergeant in the U. S. Air Force.

He married Nelma Wilson on July 16, 1959 in Ada, Okla.

He is survived by his wife, Nelma (Wilson) Burns of the home; two sons, Jim Burns and wife, Gay of Konawa, Okla., and Bob Burns of Clayton, N.M.; one daughter, Beverly Henshall of Konawa; four sisters, Gaytha Wright of Tahlequah, Okla.; Karen Thompson of Edmond, Okla., Sue Reed of Amarillo, Tex., and Kathy Carter of Little Rock, Ark.; six grandchildren, Michelle Hanson, Cody Allen, Ali Pilgrim, Wes Burns, Zachary Henshall, and Tyler Henshall; seven great grandchildren, Brianna Hanson, Carter Hanson, Elisa Allen, Ella Allen, Drake Pilgrim, Cole Pilgrim, and Brock Pilgrim; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel and Alton Burns; one brother, Franklin Burns, one daughter-in-law, Cindy Burns; a brother-in-law, Edwin Wright; and his other mother, Ora Lee Burns.

Burns

 

 

 

Jack Alman Bush

 

Jack Alman Bush passed away quietly at the Norman Veterans Center in Norman, Okla. He was born in Boynton, Okla., to John E. & Helen M. Bush. He served in the United States Navy from October 23, 1942 until April 1, 1946 during WWII. He entered the Navy as Fireman Third Class, attended Machinist School in Great Lakes, IL, and was Storekeeper Third Class when he received an Honorable Discharge from the Service.

He trained as a Plumber under the G.I. Bill of Rights in 1947 and took over management of a plumbing wholesale supply house in Hugo, Okla., in 1952. In 1955, he bought out Kyle Plumbing Company in Wewoka, Okla., and ran it as Bush Plumbing Company until 1974. He worked as a Plumbing Instructor for the Mekusukey Mission in Seminole, Okla., until his retirement.

Jack loved to fish and owned a place on Lake McAlester where he created countless memories of catching, cleaning and frying fish with friends and family. He also loved to stay in his shop and build or work on things constantly. He was quite an inventor.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Raymond Francis Bush killed in WWII; wife, Alice Lucille Bush; and son, Timothy Ray Bush. He is survived by his loving daughters; Cassandra Jean Harnden of Wichita, Kans.; Deborah Ann Johnson & husband Brett of Jones, Okla.; Jackque Lynn Morris & husband Keith of Holdenville, Okla.; 8 Grandchildren; 9 Great-Grandchildren; and one Great-Great Grandson. He is also survived by a brother, Harley Eugene Bush & wife, Emma Jo of Houston, Tex.; and many other relatives and friends.

Services will be held at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka, Okla., Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at 2:00 PM. Interment to follow at the Oakwood Cemetery.

 

 

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Merle Buss

Merle Roy Buss, 69, resident of Shawnee, Okla. died Monday, April 8, 2013.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Shawnee. Jerry Ball will officiate.

The family will be at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. to visit with friends and family.

Walker Funeral Service is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

 

 

 

 

Merle Buss

Shawnee resident, Merle Roy Buss, 69, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Shawnee with Jerry Ball officiating, under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.

The family will be at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. to visit with friends and family.

Merle was born April 30, 1943 in Enid, Okla. to Roy and Bernice (Johnson) Buss. 

He received his Bachelor's, Master's and PhD in Agricultural Economics from OSU in only six years. He was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.

On July 25, 1970 he married Karen Buss.

 Merle was a commodities broker and rancher. 

As a rancher, Merle was a founding member of the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA), served several terms on the AGA Board of Directors, and was inducted into the AGA's Hall of Fame. 

Merle enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with his children and grandchildren, whether it be fishing with them in his backyard pond or taking the grandchildren on 4-wheeler rides. 

Merle was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Earl Buss; and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Buss.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Buss; three children and their spouses, Brian Buss and Carrie of Dublin, Ohio, Patrick Buss and Lisa of Oklahoma City, and Kristen Buss of Tulsa; five grandchildren, Josh, Jacob, Emily, Reid and Rylan; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ed and Linda Buss of Shawnee; Dennis and Valorie Buss of Tonkawa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Buss    

Howard Byerly

Howard J. Byerly, 83, longtime Seminole resident, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 in Seminole, Okla.

Howard was born July 26, 1930 in Sasakwa, Okla. to William Samuel and Mossie (Sisk) Byerly.

Howard moved to the Little Community in Seminole county from Shawnee 27 years ago.

Howard retired from Shell Oil Company in 1986. While working as a surveyor and permit man for Shell, the family lived and worked in five different states.

Howard was a member of the Church of Christ in Little, Okla., where he served as a elder and deacon in the church. Howard loved to do the Lord’s work.

He enjoyed his family, horses and country music.

Howard was a member of the "Thursday Band" and the "Too Old to Die Young Band".

Howard served in the U.S. Army from 1951-53.

Howard married Dixie Ellis on Jan. 20, 1951 in Earlsboro, Okla.

Howard is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Dixie Byerly of the home in Seminole; his three sons, Michael Byerly of Enid, Okla., David Byerly of Elm City, N.C. and Kirk Byerly of Ft. Worth, Tex.; his three grandsons, Beau Byerly, Brit Byerly and Russell Byerly.

His parents; his brother, Alfred; and sisters, Pearl, Dollye, Alva and Kay preceded him in death.

Funeral services are planned for 3:00 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 at Church of Christ in Little, with Rusty Dawson officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Trent Tiger. Daniel Ellis, Douglas Morris, Beau Byerly, Brit Byerly, and Russell Byerly.

Honorary bearers will be Brian Ellis, Larry Vickers, Tex Gliechman and Roy Boydstun.

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

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Richard Byrd

Funeral services for Richard Dale Byrd, 54, of Fairview, Okla., will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at the Fairview Funeral Home Chapel. Hospice Chaplain, Gary Miller will officiate. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Fairview Funeral Home, Inc.

Richard Dale Byrd was born April 3, 1959 in Salina, Kans. to Grady Lee and Sandra Jean (Irby) Byrd Atkison and passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at his home in Fairview.

Richard attended school in Konawa, Okla. and graduated from Oklahoma State University Okmulgee with an associate’s degree in Automotive Body repair and Applied Science.

He married Judith (Meier) Valencia on May 10, 2002.

Richard is survived by his wife, Judy of the home; his daughters, Jessica (Byrd) Morgan and husband, Joe of Konawa, and Elizabeth (Byrd) McCormick and husband, Kelly of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; step-daughter, Tiffany (Mayfield) Walton and husband Josh of Enid, Okla.; step-sons, Bryan Valencia of Stillwater, Okla. and Tim Mayfield and wife Amy of Isabella, Okla.; nine grand-children, and one sister, Barbara (Byrd) Lee Reisebech of Oklahoma City, Okla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Sandra Byrd Atkinson; his grandparents, Delmar and Cleo (Bowerman) Irby; his uncle Jessie Irby; and other family members.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice Circle of Love with the funeral home acting as custodian.

Condolences may be made on line at www.fairviewfuneralhomeinc.com

Byrd

 

 

 

Larry Campbell

Larry David Campbell of Holdenville, passed away on June 9, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

He was born on Oct. 29, 1945 in Hobbs, N.M. to Opal Washington.

Larry was raised in Denver, Colo. by Oscar and Essie Washington who precede him in death.

He was a Superintendent for the Muskogee Bridge Company.

He married Lizznetta Newson on April 19, 1978 in Holdenville.

He attended St. Stephens Baptist Church.

Larry is preceded in death by his mother Opal Washington, and his daughter Sheena Clark Campbell.

He is survived by his wife Liz Campbell of the home, his sister Margarett Hawkins of Tulsa, his children Eddie Campbell of Oklahoma City, Dyanna Campbell of Texas, Stanlei Clark of Holdenville, Latosha Campbell Roger of Lawton, two special friends Lester Conkleton and Earl Dunkleberger, and special child Lori Babb, twelve grandchildren and host of other friends and relatives.

Funeral Services for Larry will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the Holdenville First Baptist Church with Rev. John T. Berry as the Master of Ceremonies and Rev. E.G. Bert Officiating. Interment will be at the Shiloh Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Edwards, Leonard Irving, Otis Franklin, Tony Jacene, Kneicko Jacene and Elmer Bruner.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Melvin Hooks, Johnny Gloston, Steve Thompson, James Griffis and Lester Conkleton.

Flower Girls are Edna Phillips, Carolyn Edwards, Mary Olden, Regina Irving, Cinthyia Franklin, Leslie Bruner, Seritta Jacene and Sessalie Jacene.

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

Online condolences can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Campbell

 

 

 

Donald Canfield

Donald Lloyd " Don" Canfield, 84, longtime Seminole resident died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Don was born Nov. 16, 1929 in Spencer, Okla. to Lloyd and Margaret "Muna" (Shadrick) Canfield.

Don married the love of his life, Lula (Hill) Canfield, on May 20, 1950 in Oklahoma City, she preceded him in death on Nov. 17, 2005, and they are together again.

The grandchildren remember Don as one of the strongest men they ever knew.

He was a very hard worker. He definitely taught them to work hard for everything they have, just as he had done.

He loved his farm, cattle and milk business.

He was a self employed Borden’s Milk Distributor from 1956 to 2003.

He took pride in that and made a lot of friends throughout his career.

He seriously knew everybody; many loved him and enjoyed being around him.

A strong handshake was something he expected from all men that he met.

The grandchildren loved to follow him around, ride in his red jeep and his red Ford truck; they still remember the smell.

They will always remember the many trips they made to the Four Mile Grocery for a beer run, chips and bean dip.

He would always let whoever went along for the ride pick out whatever they wanted and always had good country music playing with certain songs that brought back those memories.

They loved riding along to assist him at building fence, check his cows or help him with any work that needed to be done.

All of the grandchildren had their share of working with him and thanked him numerous times for giving each of them a life of growing up on hundreds of acres where they were able to run wild and make memories, because of his hard work in life and sacrifices.

He never raised his voice to his grandchildren.

Don loved sitting in his chair on the back porch during the summer months, and the family loved it, too.

He always bragged about all of his family and loved them all so very much.

The family will cherish all the wonderful memories they had with him.

He lived a long life and loved every second of it.

When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing it will be, and what a day it is for him to see grandma’s sweet face again.

He is survived by his son, Glen Canfield and his wife, Vickie of Bowlegs, Okla.; his daughter, Donna Marley and her husband, Mitch of Seminole; two brothers, Roy Lee Canfield of Oklahoma City, and Tom Canfield and his wife, Mary of Prague, Okla.; three sisters, Delores McAllister and her husband, Vernon of Forest Park, Okla. and Alma Faye Denton and her husband, Dr. Tom Denton of Edmond, Okla., Shirley Wishon of Luther, Okla.; and a sister-in-law, Carol Canfield of Meeker, Okla.

Don was lovingly known as Quacker, by his brothers and sisters.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Justin Canfield of Seminole, Amy Stover and her husband, Eric of Seminole, Travis Canfield and Whisper Peace of Shawnee, Ashley Tucker and her husband, Heath of Wewoka, Okla. and Whitney Canfield of Bowlegs; great grandchildren, Brenna and Brycen Canfield, Alexis Clagg, Paige Clagg and Trinity Stover, Carson Stover, Sailor Canfield and Maggie Tucker.

Graveside services are planned for 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at Little Cemetery with Rev. Tom Newell officiating. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery

Casket bearers will be Mitch Marley, Eric Stover, Heath Tucker, Travis Canfield, Justin Canfield amd Manuel Dugger.

Honorary bearers will be Bob Williams and Charles Carroll.

Preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lula Canfield; his brother, Butch Canfield; and a brother-in-law, Gene Wishon.

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

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Janet Capps

Janet Sue Capps went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Aug. 14 after succumbing to breast cancer at her home in Shawnee.

Janet was born Dec. 6, 1950, in Tulsa, Okla.

She attended public schools in Tulsa and Tahlequah, Okla., graduating from Tahlequah High School in 1969. She received her B.S. in Math Education from Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, in 1972.

Janet met her husband Larry while attending NSU. They married in 1971 and had two children. Heather was born in 1973 and Larry II was born in 1980.

They made their homes for one year in Weleetka, Okla.; eight years in Bowlegs, Okla.; and for the past thirty-two years in Shawnee.

For seven years Janet taught math and other subjects at Seminole High School and Bowlegs High School.

From 1981 to 1999, she taught math at Shawnee Junior High and Shawnee High School, where she was math department chairman.

In 1999 Janet took a position at Gordon Cooper Technology Center, where she created the first accredited integrated-math curricula in tech centers in the state of Oklahoma.

She retired from GCTC in 2010 and for the past three years taught students working toward earning a GED at Shawnee Adult Learning Center.

Janet was inducted into the Gordon Cooper Hall of Fame in May of 2013.

Janet is survived by her husband, Larry; her son, Larry II and daughter-in-law, Kim of Newalla; her mother-in-law, Edna Capps of Tulsa; her brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Debbie Capps of Bixby; her sister-in-law, Rosemarie Capps of Tulsa; her niece and nephew, Daphne and Charles Capps; her nephew and niece, Sean and Roseanna Nickaboine; her paternal uncle and aunt, Ronnie and Pat Smith of Tulsa; her maternal uncle, Cletus Hix; and many cousins and other relatives in the Hix and Smith families.

Janet is preceded in death by her daughter, Heather; her parents, Garland and Seletha Hix Smith; her father-in-law, Charles Capps;, and her nephew, Andrew Nickaboine.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at Immanuel Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Dale Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Service of Shawnee.

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Oran Cariker

Graveside services for Oran Ray Cariker, 91, of Duncan will be on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home and officiated by Larry Ensminger.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Oran Ray Cariker passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 in Duncan.

Oran was born on May 24, 1922 in Okemah, Okla. to Steve Cenie Cariker and Amensie Lota Cariker (Fisher).

He graduated from Wewoka High School in Wewoka, Okla.

He enlisted in the US Marines and fought in World War II reaching the rank of Technical Sergeant and saw action in Bismarck Archipelago, Northern Solomon Islands, and in the Marianas Islands.

After the war Oran married his wife, Geneva Pearl Ensminger in Yuma, Ariz. on Aug. 2, 1946.

He worked as a gang pusher for Mobil Oil for 38 years before retiring in February 1985.

Oran was a member of the Chisholm Trail Church of Christ in Duncan.

Oran is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Geneva Cariker; son, Freddie Paul Cariker, and his parents.

Those left to cherish Oran’s memory are his sons, Tom R. and his wife Jean Cariker of Carrollton, Tex., Mark and Linda Cariker of Duncan, Okla.; sister, Alene Conner of Coweta, Okla.; special sister in law, Gwen Ensminger Tilley of Wewoka; grandchildren, Lindsey Lauren and her husband Hunter Ross of Providence Village, Tex., Courtney Rae and her husband Christopher Lillie of McKinney, Tex., Thomas Alls of Duncan and Jesse Alls of Duncan, Victoria Powell of Oklahoma City, Okla.; great grandchildren, Tanner Mathew Ross, Preston Hunter Ross, and Caleb Ray Lillie.

The family asks that memorials be made in Oran’s honor to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kans. 66675.

Honorary pallbearer for Oran will be Roy Gunter.

Military honors will be provided by the Stephens County Honor Guard.

Condolences may be left online at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com

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Manuel Carolina Jr.

Former Wewoka resident Manuel Carolina Jr. died Friday, April 5, 2013 at the age of 49 in Oklahoma City.

He was born Jan. 19, 1964 in Wewoka, Okla. to Manuel Carolina and Mae Frances Scobey Carolina.

He graduated from North East High School in Oklahoma City, Okla and then earned a Bachelors Degree teaching from University of New Mexico. He was a counselor at time of his death.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ivan and Jason Carolina.

He is survived by his children, Jeremy, Ryan, Delontaye, Justin, Manuel III, and Savannah; four grandchildren; five brothers; and five sisters.

Funeral service are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday April 13, 2013 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka, Okla. under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Condolences may be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Carolina

 

 

 

Shavarea Carpenter

Shavarea Mikala "Shavy" Carpenter, 26 year-old former Seminole, Okla. resident died Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla.

She was born Jan. 15, 1987 in Seminole, Okla. to parents Shereata Brane’ (Vigil) Carpenter and Michael Anthony Carpenter.

She worked for the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

Survivors include one son, Alejandro Jesus Carpenter of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Graciella Carpenter of Oklahoma; her mother, Shereata B. Silva of Oklahoma City; her father, Michael A. Carpenter, Sr. of Wilburton, Okla.; four brothers, Frankie Warledo of Minnisota, Skylar Carpenter of Oklahoma City, Dalton Carpenter of Oklahoma City, Michael Carpenter, Jr. of Wilberton, Okla.; two sisters, Raeceata Vigil of Oklahoma City, and Penni Warledo of Oklahoma City.

A wake service will be held Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Pastor Sandy Harjo officiating the service.

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

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

Carpenter

 

 

 

Rev. Bunny Carpitcher

Rev. Bunny Lewis Carpitcher died at Boyce Manor Nursing Home in Holdenville on Sunday, June 2, 2013, at the age of 71.

 He was born June 16, 1941, at Sasakwa, Okla. to Titus and Lona (Harjo) Carpitcher.

He entered the National Guard and served from 1960 to 1962. 

He was married to Betty Harjo.

He traveled the U.S. for 15 years working as a sheetrocker, worked seven years for the Santa Fe Railroad and three years on the pipeline.

He became an ordained minister in 2003. 

He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty;  his parents, Titus and Lona Carpitcher;  three sisters, Evelina, Zelda, and Eliza; and one brother, Andrew.

He is survived by his son, Lewis Carpitcher of Seminole; daughter, Juanita Williams of Wewoka;  eleven grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren;  sister, Alice Walters; and brother, Culley Carpitcher, both of Sasakwa.

Funeral services will be Thursday, June 6, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Rock Springs Indian Baptist Church in Sasakwa, with interment in the Rock Springs Indian Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Wake service will be held at the church on Wednesday evening, June 5, at 7:00 p.m.   

 Rev. Jimpsey Harjo is the officiating minister. 

Pallbearers are Kenneth Williams, Tom Williams, Cody Carpitcher, Maurice Morgan, Thomas Harjo, Monte Carpitcher, Mayson Carpitcher, Joseph Roebuck, and Jesse Williams.

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

Hunter Carr

Hunter Edward Carr, deceased son of Brylon Edward Carr and Stacey M. Williams passed away Jan. 11, 2013 in Houston, Tex.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at Westwood Cemetery with Bro. Rickey Burton officiating.

Hunter is survived by his parents, Brylon and Stacey; parental grandparents are Gloria Alford- Carr of Spring, Tex. and Charles Ramond Carr of Earlsboro, Okla.; Maternal grandparents Jennifer Haynes of Castro Valley, CA and Michael Williams of Oakland, CA.; Many Aunts and Uncles and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Hunter Carr

Hunter Edward Carr, deceased son of Brylon Edward Carr and Stacey M. Williams passed away Jan. 11, 2013 in Houston, Tex.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at Westwood Cemetery with Bro. Rickey Burton officiating.

Hunter is survived by his parents, Brylon and Stacey; parental grandparents, Gloria Alford-Carr of Spring, Tex. and Charles Ramon Carr of Earlsboro; maternal grandparents, Jennifer Haynes and Michael Williams of CA.; many aunts and uncles and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Mike Carr

Memorial services for Mike Carr, age 47, will be held Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kelley Memorial Chapel in Eufaula.

He died Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

He was a tech at Eufaula Hospital.

Hunn Black and Merritt Funeral Home and Crematory in Eufaula are in charge of the services.

Gene Carter

Gene Carter, 87, of Konawa, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in Shawnee, Okla.

He was born July 11, 1926 to Silas and Josie (Johnson) Carter in Durham, Ark.

Gene lived in Fayetteville, Ark.; Shawnee and Wewoka, before moving to Konawa, Okla. where he has resided since.

He attended school in Elkins, Ark.

Gene married Esther Pauline Barnett on July 14, 1945 in Shawnee, Okla.

He began a drill bit business in Wewoka and was owner/operator of Carter Bit Service.

Gene loved to go fishing.

He was a very kind and gentle man and was a very good provider for his family.

Gene was a wonderful husband and father and loved his family dearly.

He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Silas and Josie Carter; son, Alford Carter; daughter, Vonda Gene Trimble; two brothers, Carlous Carter and Lloyd Carter.

Gene is survived by his wife, Esther Carter, of the home; daughter, Delena Blackwood and husband, Albert of Moore; two sons, Donald Gene Carter and wife, Lana of Stevensville, Mont. and Timothy Ray Carter, of Ft. Smith, Ark.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Eloise George, Veda Hadley, Berline White and Cloe Dean Light; and numerous extended family, friends and fishing buddies.

Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 and continue through time of service.

Service will be 3:00 p.m., Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Mitch Williams and Reverend Steve Lorance officiating. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

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

Carter

 

 

 

Nan Cave

Nan Yvonne Cave, 82, Seminole resident died, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 in Oklahoma City.

She was born Sept. 6, 1931 in Decatur, Ark. to Lester and Eula (Randolph) Corbin.

She attended Decatur High School and was the Valedictorian of her graduating class in 1948.

She became a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and made her career as a nurse working in Arizona, Texas, and Missouri until retirement.

She is survived by her son, Ed Cave of Seminole; daughter, Vickie Bateman of Seminole; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald Corbin of Decatur, Stanley Corbin of Tucson, Ariz.; four sisters, Iris Mayor of Lee’s Summitt, Mo., Wanda Bunch of Sun City, Ariz., Peggy Sweetland of Wichita, Kan., Kathy Corbin of Edgar Springs, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edward Flenoy Cave; a grandson, Christopher Michael Taylor; and her brother, Thurman Corbin.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday Oct. 11, 2013 at Cummings Cemetery in Maud with Rev. Doyle O. Long officiating.

There will be a visitation for the family to receive friends on Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

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

Cave

 

 

 

Cornelius Cedartree

Cornelius Gene Cedartree, Sr., Seminole county resident died Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Ada, Okla at the age of 60.

He was born Feb. 24, 1953 in Seminole, Okla. to parents, Edward Cedartree and Katherine (Yarbough) Gibson Cedartree.

He served in the United States Army and after his enlistment he worked in construction as a welder.

He is survived by his mother, Katherine Gibson of Konawa, Okla.; two sons, Cornelius Cedartree, Jr. of Seminole, Okla., Josh Cedartree of Wewoka, Okla.; six brothers, Edward Cedartree, Jr. of Tulsa, Okla., Glenn Gibson of Tecumseh, Okla., Colt Gibson of Seminole, Okla., Tommy Gibson, Anthony Gibson and Scott Gibson all of Konawa, Okla.; three sisters, Ellen Ward of Prague, Okla., Marsha Gibson and Tonette George both of Konawa, Okla. and four grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by his father; one son, Baby Boy Cedartree; two sisters, Toni Lynn Gibson and Bridget Ellis.

 A wake service will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Okla. with Pastor Ed George officiating. Burial will take place at Vamoosa Cemetery, Seminole County, Okla.

 Serving as casket bearers are Edward Cedartree, Jr., Glenn Gibson, Tommy Gibson, Anthony Gibson, Scott Gibson, Frank Ward and Norman Island, Jr.

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

 Messages of condolences may be sent: www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

Cedartree

 

 

 

Charles Chance

Charles L. Chance, a long time Wewoka resident, died in the Holdenville General Hospital on Friday, May 10, 2013.

Charlie was born in Konawa, Okla. Oct. 11, 1932 to the late Oliver L. and L.D. (Durington) Chance.

He graduated from Wewoka High School and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict era.

Charlie worked for Sebastian Radio Shop for 22 years, the City of Wewoka as the Waste Water Treatment Plant Supervisor and Security State Bank. He was a former member of Wewoka Fire Department.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Kevon Chandler Jr.

Wewoka resident Kevon James "June Bug" Chandler, Jr. passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 at the age of 48 years.

He was born Sept. 2, 1965 in Wewoka, Okla. to Kevon Chandler Sr. and the late Betty Barkus Chandler.

Kevon was a graduate of Wewoka High School.

He was a member of St Joseph Missionary Baptist Church.

He enjoyed basketball, football, playing cards and dominos and spending time with his family and friends.

Preceding Kevon in death is his mother, Betty; grandmothers, Viola Barkus and Aurelia Chandler.

Survivors include his father, Kevon Chandler Sr.; children, Kevontae' Chandler of Wewoka, Seth Lozier of Seminole, Taneiqua Harris of Oklahoma City, Candice Shaw of Wewoka, and Breanna Griffis of Lawton, brothers and sisters, Robbin Williamson, Viola Perry, Gregory Chandler, Melanie Chandler, Kerwin Cooper, Quincy Chandler and James Toles; eight grandchildren; his fiancé, Sheila Ross; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at First United Methodist Church Wewoka, with Rev Gaylen Bert, officiating and burial to follow at Westwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Chandler

 

 

 

Justin Chastain

Justin C. Chastain, 66, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013.

He was born in Oklahoma City, Okla. to Justin and Mary Jean Chastain.

He proudly served in the Armed Forces (Navy) for four years then spent his working years in Oklahoma City.

He retired to Seminole in 1988.

He was preceded in death by brother, Robert Chastain; sister, Kathie Chastain; and both parents.

He is survived by brother, Kelly Chastain and Kelly’s wife Lyn Chastain; also his nephew, Blaine Dickerson of Seminole, as well as many loving aunts and cousins.

He was deeply loved and will be missed.

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Dovie Cheatwood

Dovie Armetia Cheatwood, longtime Maud resident died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 at her home at the age of 85.

She was born Dec. 17, 1927 in Oklahoma City to Jessie Newton Cooley and Marie Alice (Carr) Cooley.

She married Garlin Lee Cheatwood on July 20, 1950 in Lexington, Okla.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by two sons, Garlin Dale Cheatwood of Edmond, Okla., Kenneth Lee Cheatwood of Shawnee, Okla.; four daughters, Mary Lavonne Goodgion of Maud, Dorothy Armetia Wallace of Maud, Beverly Gayle Sanford of Seminole and Janna Carol Calvert of Maud; one sister, Valeria Ivie of Quinton, Tex.; 17 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Mary Cooley; husband, Garlin; one daughter, Belinda Cheatwood; three sisters, Elsie, Josaphine and Mary Lou and one brother, Billy Cheatwood.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at the Trinity Baptist Church of Maud with Rev. Rusty McMullen officiating. Burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery near Maud in Pottawatomie County.

Funeral services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud.

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

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Dovie Cheatwood

Dovie Armetia Cheatwood, longtime Maud, Okla. resident passed away Monday Oct. 28, 2013 at her home in Maud at the age of 85.

Dovie was born on Dec. 17, 1927 in Oklahoma City, Okla. to parents Jessie Newton Cooley and Mary Alice (Carr) Cooley.

Dovie married Garlin Lee Cheatwood on July 20, 1950 in Lexington, Okla. Garlin passed away Sept. 30, 2006.

Dovie was a homemaker and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church of Maud.

Dovie is survived by two sons, Garlin Dale Cheatwood of Edmond, Okla., Kenneth Lee Cheatwood of Shawnee, Okla.; four daughters, Mary Lavonne Goodgion of Maud, Dorothy Armetia Wallace of Maud, Beverly Gayle Sanford of Seminole and Janna Carol Calvert of Maud. She is also survived by one sister, Valeria Ivie of Quitman, Tex.; 17 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren.

Dovie was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Marie Cooley; husband, Garlin; one daughter, Belinda Cheatwood; three sisters, Elsie, Josephine and Mary Lou and one brother, Billy Cooley.

Funeral services will be held, 2:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at the Trinity Baptist Church of Maud. with Rev. Rusty McMullen officiating. Burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery near Maud in Pottawatomie County.

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

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Danai Chetpatananont

Danai Chetpatananont, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 in Pittsburg, Pa. at the age of 36.

He was born Feb. 19, 1976 in Seminole, Okla. to Vinai Chetpatananont and Phyllis Ann (Warledo) Chetpatananont.

He was a member of Tusekia Harjo band.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis Ann Warledo Chetpatanaont.

Survivors include his father, Vinai Chetpatananont of Oklahoma City, Okla.; son, Dezmon S. Chetpatananont; brothers, Greg Chetpatananont, Ardmore, Okla., Vinai Chetpatananont Jr. of Texas, and Bryan Coke of Tulsa, Okla.

Pallbearers are Jose Varlea, J.R. Warleo, Jerimiah Warledo, Marty Warledo, Steve McGirt, and Fous Ahaisse.

Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Chetpatanaont, Bryan Coker, and Vinai Chetpatananont.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at Hitichitee Methodist Church, Seminole with Rev. Rick Deere officiating and burial will follow at Hitichitee Church Cemetery.

The body was taken to the Church Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. for a 7:00 p.m. Wake service.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Edith Choat

Edith Icelene (Boren) Choat, longtime former Maud resident, died Saturday, March 2, 2013 at McLoud Nursing Center in McLoud, Okla at the age of 95.

She was born July 17, 1917 near Wolf, Okla. to Claude Melton Boren and Martha Ellen (Stovall) Boren.

She married Forrest Lee Choat on June 3, 1933 in Maud, Okla. He preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 1998.

She worked in the cafeteria at Ada Public Schools for several years.

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Choat of Bartlesville. Okla. and A.L. Choat of Harrah, Okla.; one brother, J.C. Boren of Moore, Okla.; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; an infant son; six brothers, Fred, Haskell, Robert, Otis, L.C. and Jack Boren and one sister, Helen Turner.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 11:00 am at Cummings Cemetery in Maud with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 4, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 pm at Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud.

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

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Dorthy Choate

Dorthy Mae Choate of Sasakwa passed away in her home Jan. 11, 2013.

She was born in Hinton, Okla. on Nov. 15th, 1937 to Jesse and Thelma Arthurs Box.

Dorthy attended school at Capital Hill in Oklahoma City and graduated there.

She married Jimmy Choate Sr. on March 20, 1956. Jimmy precedes her in death.

They were blessed with seven children, Judy Holmes of Arizona, Jimmy Choate Jr. of Oklahoma, Gene Choate Sr. of Oklahoma, Janice Wilt of Arizona, Gary Choate Sr. of Oklahoma, Marty George of Oklahoma, Susie Wells of Oklahoma.

Siblings include Marty, Walter, Ethel and Pauline.

She also has seventeen grandchildren and fourteen great grand children.

Preceding her in death are one sister, Alice Tannihill; parents and her beloved husband.

Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Sasakwa, 2:00 pm Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Burial will follow at the family home.

Pall bearers are Gene Choate Jr., Joshua Choate, Dale Choate, Michael Wilt, Matthew Choate, John Choate, Jacob Pippin.

Honorary bearers are Keith Holmes and Danny Holmes.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Linda Choate

Seminole resident Linda Kay Choate, 66, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, following a battle with liver cancer.

Graveside services will be Saturday, April 13 at 10:00 a.m. at Resthaven Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka. Rev. Tim Gillespie will officiate.

Pallbearers are Jacky Gorsuch, Jeff Gorsuch, Jimmy Dewayne Choate, David Choate, John Choate, and Jim Choate.

Linda was born on Oct. 5, 1946 in Wewoka to David and Veta (Summers) Choate.

She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Seminole.

Those left to cherish her memory are her mother; two sons; three brothers; two grandsons; and munerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, David Jefferson Choate, two grandsons, Jacky Gorsuch, Jr., Jacob Benjamin Harjo and numerous others.

Choate

 

 

 

Judith Christopher

Judith Ann Christopher, age 74 years of Wewoka, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at St. Anthony's Hospital, Shawnee.

She was born March 26, 1939 in Holdenville, Okla. to the late Virgil Arthur and Myrtle Loraine (Jo) (Weaver) Fisher.

Judy was raised in Seminole and graduated from Seminole High School in 1957.

She attended business school in Tulsa and later worked for First Federal Savings as a loan officer until her retirement in September 2002.

She was a member of Presbyterian Church.

Judy married Daniel ("Danny") V. Christopher Oct. 4, 1958 in Seminole, Okla. he preceded her in death in 1989.

Survivors included her two children, Derek Christopher and wife, Lisa of Wewoka, Dana Bateman and husband Mark, of Seminole; grandchildren, Chris and Kim Cox, Clint and Nyssa Cox, Zachary and Ashley Christopher, Jason and Ashley Humphers, Carrie and Trent Tiger, Lacey and Chase Powell, Chelsea and Cody Teel, Lindsey Christopher; great-grandchildren, Zane and Kashton Christopher, Addison Powell, Grady and Graham Tiger, Avry Humphers, and Bentley Teel; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Zachary Christopher, Chase Powell, Chris Cox, Clint Cox, Cody Teel, and Trent Tiger.

Honorary pallbearer will be Glenn Cook, Rowdy Kincade, Fred Smith, and Leon Mosley.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home with Pastor Matt Wyatt officiating, and burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Christopher

 

 

 

Ricky Chupco

Ricky Chupco age 54 years of Seminole, Okla. died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 at his home in Seminole.

Services are scheduled for Tuesday, 2:00 pm, Aug. 27, 2013 at the Wewoka Indian Baptist in Wewoka. Burial will follow at the Little Quarsarty Cemetery.

A wake service was held Monday evening at the Church.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Chupco

 

 

 

Ricky Chupco

Ricky Chupco age 54 years of Seminole, Okla. passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 at his home in Seminole.

He was born on March 10, 1959 in Wewoka, Okla. and was baptized on Dec. 28, 2003 by Rev. Fred Lindsay

Services are scheduled for Tuesday, 2:00 p.m., Aug. 27, 2013 at the Wewoka Indian Baptist in Wewoka with Rev. Curtis Kinney and Rev. Robert Berryhill officiating. Burial will follow at the Little Quarsarty Cemetery.

A wake service was Monday evening at the Church.

The body was taken to the Church Monday at 4:00 p.m.

He was preceded in death by his father, Louis Chupco and mother, Jaunita Buck Chupco; nephew, Joe Chupco; niece, Bubba Chupco; and wife, Kim Davis.

Survivors include his daughter, Vanessa Lynn Chupco; brothers, Joe, David, and Terry Chupco; sisters, Shirley Chupco Proctor, June Billie, Dorothy Chupco, Wanda Fox and DeAnn Pierce. Ricky leaves behind a host of family and friends.

Pallbearers are Patrick Fox, Anthony Johnson, Tristan Mclear, and Travis Long.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Chupco

 

 

 

Billie Church

Billie Eugene "Bill" Church, 80, longtime Seminole resident died, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at Integris Seminole Medical Center.

He was born July 24, 1933 in Bristow, Okla. to Elmer Harry and Fannie Marie (Devenney) Church.

He moved to Seminole in 1977, coming from Holcomb, Kan. where he was a feedlot foreman at the Coop Feedlot, in Deerfield, Kan.

After he moved to Seminole he began working as a roustabout for various oilfield service companies, which included Maverick Lease Service and Triangle Lease Service in Seminole.

Later he began his own company, known as " Bill’s Lease Service" and served many oil producers here in the Seminole Oilfields.

He served his country in the U.S. Army as a Private First Class during the Korean War, where he received the" Purple Heart Medal" after being wounded in the leg on the front line of battle.

He is survived by his daughter, Betty Jean Grimes of Wagoner, Okla.; three sons, Donald Church of Seminole, Randy and Rick Church both of Jones, Okla.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

His parents, the mother of his children, Betty Bernice Church; his second wife, Patricia Church; one brother; two half-brothers; one sister;  and two half sisters all preceded him in death.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Military Honors.

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

Church

 

 

 

Bill Clark

 

Bill E. Clark, 88, Shawnee resident died Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Bill was born June 26, 1924 in Foraker, Oklahoma to Luther and Vera (Coker) Clark.

Bill moved to the Seminole area at an early age. He grew up in the oil camps around Seminole and attended Seminole Public Schools. He graduated from Seminole High School in 1942. While at Seminole High School he was an outstanding football player at the Guard position on the 1941 State Championship team. After high school he went to the University of Oklahoma as a walk on football player and received scholarship to play. Soon after he started at OU he left to enter the U.S. Army and served during World War II, in England, France and Germany. After the war he went back to the University of Oklahoma on the GI Bill where he earned a degree in mathematics and education.

Bill married the prettiest women he ever knew, Ola Mae Chesser, on May 27, 1946 at the First Baptist Church in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Bill taught math and coached football at Seminole High School for 3 years, Bill was the assistant coach on the 1953 State Championship team. Bill also taught school at Cleveland, Oklahoma for 3 years. After teaching Bill went to work pushing tools in the oil fields for Lynes, Inc. an oilfield tool company, which was later acquired by Baker-Hughes Tool Company. He rose the the level of International Operations Manager, which led him to travel all over the world. Bill has been to every continent, except Antarctica, many times over. He had interesting stories to tell of the many places he had traveled. Bill and Ola Mae lived in Houston, Texas for 26 years before moving to Shawnee, Oklahoma in 1995 after his retirement in 1992.

 

Bill was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Bill loved to play golf. In all the years he played he had two hole in ones, however much to his chagrin they were both in the same year. He was a great bridge player. He also loved to read and watch football. Most of all he loved his family. And they loved him.

Bill could make a finely crafted bookshelf and a fluffy pancake. He was funny and smart. He was kind and gentle. Although disease was robbing him of his memories, nothing could take his heart. Bill was a good, good man.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Ola Mae Clark of Shawnee, Oklahoma and daughter Jan Clark of Houston, Texas. A son Sidney Mark Clark preceded him in death in 2010.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the Immanuel Baptist Church at 1451 E. 45th in Shawnee, Oklahoma, with Dr. Todd Fisher and Dr. Doug Melton officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church Building Fund.

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

 

Clark

 

 

 

 

 

Bobby Clark

May 15, 1931 – Mar. 24, 2013

Bobby James Clark, Maud, Okla. resident passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Veteran’s Center in Norman, Okla. at the age of 81.

Bobby was born May 15, 1931 in Oklahoma City, Okla. to parents, Clyde Clark and Ida Vay (Rollins) Clark.

Bobby joined the United States Army after high school graduation and after his discharge he was a self-employed truck driver.

Bobby is survived by one daughter, Sandy Kerr and her husband, Randy Kerr of Maud, Okla.; two grandchildren, Crystal Sparks and her husband Chris Sparks of Maud, Okla., Randy and Leslie Kerr of Maud, Okla.; and three great grandchildren, Talon Fletcher, Jocee Sparks and Westie Sparks all of Maud, Okla.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Ida Clark; one son, Bobby (Judge) Clark; four brothers and three sisters.

A private family graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013 at Cummings Cemetery with Rev. Larry Sparks officiating.

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

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

Clark

 

 

 

Haskell Clifton

Feb. 9, 1923 – Dec. 10, 2013

Funeral services for Haskell Elven Clifton will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Hugo, Okla. with Reverend Phil Hodson officiating and burial following in the Crown Hill Cemetery in Broken Bow, Okla.

Haskell passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 in Hugo, Okla., at the age of 90.

Haskell Elven Clifton was born Feb. 9, 1923, in Maude, Tex., to Robert J. and Ella Susie (Cowley) Clifton.

He passed from this life Dec. 10, 2013, in Hugo, at the age of 90.

Haskell married Marian Aleene Sanders on Aug. 22, 2003 in Texarkana, Tex.

He worked for Choctaw Electric as a meter repairman for 30 years.

Haskell was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church of Hugo.

Haskell was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Bernice Harman and Eloise Beadle; brothers, Lee Clifton, Ocie Clifton, Obie Clifton, Hubert Clifton, and Ray Clifton; half-sister and brother, Gladys Hale and John Clifton; and step-son, Paul Morris.

He is survived by wife, Aleene Clifton of the home; son, Robert "Bob" Howard Clifton and wife, Anita of Antlers, Okla.; daughters, Brenda Clifton of Rattan, Okla. and Barbara Parsons and husband, Gale of Seminole, Okla.; step-daughter, Janet Pennington of Hugo; step-sons, Ronnie Morris of Hugo, Mark Morris of Paris, Tex. and Johnny Logan of Hugo; brother, Wayne Clifton of Soper, Okla.; as well as many other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Prater-Lampton-Mills and Coffey Funeral Home in Hugo.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book or send private condolences to the family at www.praterlampton.com.

Clifton

 

 

 

Stephen Clinkenbeard

Stephen Emerson "Stevie" Clinkenbeard died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 in Shawnee after a long illness.

He was born Aug. 4, 1995 in Oklahoma City to William Clinkenbeard and Ann Marie Shepherd Clinkenbeard.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Ann Marie; grandparents, Paul and Marie Shepherd; and an uncle, Steve Shepherd.

Survivors include his father, William "Billy" Clinkenbeard of Seminole; grandparents, Paula and Coy Clinkenbeard of Seminole; and one brother, Joshua Clay Clinkenbeard of Seminole.

Pallbearers will be Antonio Sambrano, Jeff Smith, Shawn West, Brian Harjo, Jermiah Johnson and Jeremy Hinton.

Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Meeks, Dalton Roberson, Dylan Roberson, Micah Smith, Dustin Davidson, DeLayne Roberson, and Joshua Clinkenbeard.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at Lord's Community Church, Seminole with Pastor Jim Moreland officiating and Nita Moreland assisting. Burial will be at Little Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Clinkenbeard

 

 

 

Hattie M. Coker Cole

Hattie M. Coker Cole, lifetime resident of rural Pleasant Grove School community southwest of Seminole passed away Feb. 18, 2013 at her home.

She was born May 2, 1930 in Seminole, Okla. to Richmond W. and Emma Sewell Coker.

Her late grandfather, Dave Coker, was one of the Seminole Nation Light Horsemen in Indian Territory.

She was a member of the Seminole Nation Ocese Band and the Deer Clan.

She was baptized on June 23, 1959 at the First Indian Presbyterian Church of Wewoka where she served as a Treasurer and an Elder.

She is survived by her children, Ella M. and Al Colman of Seminole; Gary and Tojunia Cole of Oklahoma City; Richard Cole and Ronnie Cole of the home.

Her eight grandchildren include Christina Cole of Oklahoma City; Chad Cole and Ashley Cole of Konawa; Trevor Cole and his wife Tru of Chandler; Chase Cole of Wagoner; Cassandra Cole, U. S. Navy, presently stationed at Meridian, Miss.; and Lainey Cole and Casey Cole of Seminole.

Great-grandsons include Michael G. Cole of Oklahoma City; Austin Satepauhoodle of Seminole; and, Greyson Long of Holdenville.

Her step-daughter Beverly and husband Joe Manley of McLoud; Step-grandsons Terrance Manley of McLoud and Joe J. Manley of Ada and five great-grandchildren.

She graduated from the Carr City Elementary School, completed 10th – 11th grade at Bowlegs High School and graduated from Pleasant Grove High School as Valedictorian of her Class. She later graduated from Draughon’s Business School of Oklahoma City.

In her early years, she worked at the Sylvania Plant in Shawnee; Douglas Aircraft in Tulsa; Bookkeeping Department of Ford Motors Company and Wrangler in Seminole; Pioneer Abstract in Wewoka and in Medical Records at the Wewoka Hospital.

Later, she began her federal career with the Selective Service Board in Shawnee and retired from the Indian Health Service, Shawnee, in June 1992 as a Contract Health Services Specialist.

During her federal career, Ms. Cole received numerous outstanding performance awards.

After retirement, she served on the Seminole Nation Personnel Board and the Wewoka Service Unit Health Advisory Board.

As a former basketball player in grade school and high school, Ms. Cole was an avid Oklahoma City Thunder basketball and OU basketball and football fan.

In her early years, she played independent softball as a short stop up until her early 40’s.

Her past hobbies include sewing, quilt making, and fabric art.

She was a humble woman who had a compassionate, forgiving and caring manner towards others.

She demonstrated excellent work ethics throughout her life and taught her children work and Christian ethics, traditional values and the Seminole way of life.

She loved family gatherings with her children, grandchildren and other relatives.

She was known for her lemon meringue and banana cream pies and chicken and dumplings.

She loved God, Jesus Christ, and her Church family.

Her kindness, beautiful smile, laughter and joking mannerism will truly be missed.

Wake Services will be conducted on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Kelly Tiger, Jr.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Kelly Tiger, Jr., and J. C. Simpson.

Pall Bearers will be Chad Cole, Chase Cole, Trevor Cole, Frank Sewell, Charles Sewell and Terrance Manley.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Michael Cole, Al Colman, David Jones, C. J. Vigil, Dino Velo, Larry Harrison and the Seminole Nation Honor/Color Guards.

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Marjorie Coley

Wewoka resident Marjorie Lee Coley, age 83 years passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Holdenville, Okla.

She was born March 10, 1931 in Wewoka, Okla. to the late Chester R. and Cozy Coley.

Margie was a graduate of Wewoka High School, a member of Wewoka Alumni and the Quarterback Club.

She loved to play golf, and was an avid Wewoka Tiger Fan.

She enjoyed shopping and eating at Golden Coral and spending time at Roberts Drug.

She worked for Wewoka Post Office for 34 years.

Preceding Marge in death are her parents; and sister, Virginia Roberts.

Survivors include a niece Mary Sue Butner of Norman, Okla.; cousins, Chad and Betty Stewart of Murray, Ky., Lee and Beth Stewart, Fla.; special friends, Freda Atwell, Nancy Garner, Elaine Chaffin, and Virginia Forsythe; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Azlin officiating.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Coley

 

 

 

Marclee Collins

Marclee Collins passed away at her home in Gerty, Okla. Saturday, June 15th, 2013 at the age of 80.

Marclee was born April 8, 1933 in Gerty to Clyde and Gladys Henderson.

She lived in Gerty all of her life.

Marclee was a homemaker and Christian by faith, she loved spending time with her family and loved her grand and great grand babies.

She is survived by her son, William and his wife, Mary Collins of Gerty; daughter, Pamela Phillips of Allen; and stepdaughter, Michelle Harden of Allen; 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Marclee is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, JD Collins; sister, Imogene Shores; son, James Collins; and two great grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday June 18, 2013 at Allen Cemetery with Pastor Alan Bakken officiating.

Pallbearers are William Collins Jr., Joe Daniel Jackson, Brad Scroggins, Brady Caldwell, William Harden, Shawn Greenlee, Jhonthan Collins and Jason Loveless.

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

Online condolences may be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Collins

 

 

 

Denysol Comstock

Denysol Comstock, Shawnee resident, passed away Feb. 27, 2013 at the age of 82.

He was born Aug. 19, 1930 to Bryce and Ora Dee (Potter) Comstock in Oklahoma City, Okla.

He was raised in Calvin and after graduating high school joined the United States Navy.

He was employed and retired from Tinker AFB.

He and his wife Etta loved to travel and spent time together camping and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Etta Comstock; his son, Denis Comstock; and his sister, Delorse Hayes.

He is survived by his brother, Pat Comstock and wife, Dolly of Wewoka; his daughter, Tresea Van Bebber and husband of Shawnee; his step-daughters, Donna Reeves, and Beverly Stubbs and husband Bill; niece, Donna Cofer and husband Jim; nephew, Jim Comstock, and numerous other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013 at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

For more information please visit www.resthavenfh.com.

Comstock

 

 

 

Ernest Dwight Conatser

With his children by his side, Ernest Dwight Conatser, a long time Maud resident, passed from this life to be with his Lord on Feb. 14, 2013.

He was born in Amarillo, Tex., Jan. 3, 1944 to the late Loretta Jewell Chaffin-Conatser Johnson and the late J. B. Conatser.

The memorial service is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 18th at 10:00 a.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Okla.

Officiating the service will be Reverend Ann Mahler, 1st Church of God, Holdenville.

His remains will be interred at Mount Ida Cemetery in Sevier County, Ark., alongside his parents.

Mr. Conatser is survived by his two children, Sherri Conatser (Ishawn New) and Cliffton Conatser, all of Seminole; two sisters, Judy (Ken) Dodgen of Mena, Ark.; Yvonne (Johnny) Green of Denton, Tex.; and two brothers, Jerry (Sharron) Conatser of McLoud, Okla.; James (Billie) Conatser of Elkhart, Tex.

He is also survived by two grandchildren, Kena Rhoten of Moore, Okla. and Mason Seeley of Seminole; as well as three great-grandchildren, Kamari, Emree and Jakobi Hill of Moore, Okla.; and special friend, Karin Hahn, of Temple, Tex.

He is also survived by numerous, loving nieces and nephews, cousins, and so many other family and friends, including the administration and staff of SSC and the regular Tuesday evening staff meeting crew at Western Sizzlin.

Mr. Conatser attended school in Grand Prairie, Tex. and carried on the family tradition of concrete construction until he joined the staff in the maintenance department at Seminole State College in 1990. He retired from SSC in 2008.

Mr. Conatser enjoyed fishing and camping, country/gospel music, and visiting the guys at Cash Western Wear.

He especially enjoyed the Chaffin Reunions and the Chaffin/Conatser Cousins Float and Fishing trips.

He was preceded in death by both his parents and his sister, Reta May Conatser-Villanueva.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Robert Conyers

Longtime Seminole resident, Robert Preston Conyers, died Sunday, March 17, 2013 in Seminole, Okla. after a prolonged illness.

He was born June 16, 1946 in Charleston, S.C. to Mozelle and Mary Garnet (Wingate) Conyers.

He married Shirley Mae (Green) Jan. 23, 1989 in Texas.

He is survived by wife, Shirley of the home; one son, Robert Preston Conyers, Jr. of Texas; six daughters, Jackie Davis of Calif., Deneen Wolfe, April Wolfe, and Kim McDonald, all of Oklahoma City, Jeri Cramer and Kimako Martin of Okla.; one adopted son, Brian Underwood of Okla.; two sisters, Ann Cogburn of Tex. and Barbara Gene Nelson of Okla.; two brothers, Herbert Conyers of Okla., Bud Conyers of Tex.; 13 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Mozelle and Mary Conyers; a son, Dennis Joe Wolfe; and two grandsons, Terry Yearwood and Brandon White.

A graveside funeral service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Little Cemetery north of Seminole. Jimmy Wingate and Steven Choate will officiate.

Serving as Casket bearers are Mike McDonald, Bradley Flick, Christopher Joslin, Brian Underwood, Joe E. Yearwood and Jerry Yearwood.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to help at Swearingen Funeral Home.

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

Conyers

 

 

 

Robert Conyers

Longtime Seminole resident, Robert Preston Conyers, died Sunday, March 17, 2013 in Seminole, Okla. after a prolonged illness at the age of 66.

He was born June 16, 1946 in Charleston, S.C. to Mozelle and Mary Garnet (Wingate) Conyers.

He married Shirley Mae (Green) on Jan. 23, 1989 in Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley, of the home; one son, Robert Preston Conyers, Jr. of Texas; one daughter, Jackie Davis of California; five step-daughters, Deneen Wolf, April Wolfe, and Kim Johnson, all of Oklahoma City, Jeri Cramer and Kimako Martin of Oklahoma; one adopted son, Brian Underwood of Oklahoma; two sisters, Ann Cogburn of Texas and Barbara Gene Nelson of Oklahoma; two brothers, Herbert Conyers of Oklahoma, Bud Conyers of Texas; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Mozelle and Mary Conyers; a son, Dennis Joe Wolfe; and two grandsons, Terry Yearwood and Brandon White.

A graveside funeral service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2012 at Little Cemetery north of Seminole. Jimmy Wingate and Steven Choate will officiate.

Serving as Casket bearers are Mike McDonald, Bradley Flick, Christopher Joslin, Brian Underwood, Joe E. Yearwood and Jerry Yearwood.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to help. Donations can be made at Swearingen Funeral Home.

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

Messages of condolence may be sent through www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

Conyers

 

 

 

Greda Coon-Hooper

Greda Lynn Coon-Hooper died Saturday afternoon, July 20, 2013, at her home in Seminole, at the age of 53.

She was the daughter of Arthur and Eliza (Carpitcher) Coon, born on Oct. 15, 1959, in Oklahoma City, Okla. 

She graduated Sasakwa High School in 1978. 

She was a retired seamstress. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Eliza Coon; one sister, Jeanetta Douglas, one brother, Dwayne Coon; and one daughter, Traci Jean Hooper.

She is survived by one daughter, Kasandra Hooper of Seminole; three grandchildren; six sisters, Margie Yazzie of Coweta,  Linda Tsadi of Henryetta, Shirley Wesley of Seminole, Rebecca Larney of Wewoka, Barbara Jefferson of Seminole, Elizabeth Coon of Seminole;  and one brother, Arthur Coon Jr. of Okmulgee.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Rock Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa, with procession to the church at 10:00 a.m.  Interment will be at the Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.  Rev. Jimsey Harjo and Rev. Eugene Harjo are the officiating ministers. 

Pallbearers are Jared Stewart, Walter Larney, Abraham Davis, Lewis Carpitcher, Eduardo Aguirre, and Zac Harrison. 

Honorary pallbearers are Michael Jefferson, Jason Tiger, Joe Coon, Timmy Coon, Billy Coon, Terry Coon, and Nathanial Johnson.

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

Coon-Hooper

 

 

 

Juanita Cornelison

Juanita Cornelison, 84
Aug.21, 1928 – Jan.3, 2013

Juanita Cornelison, 84, former longtime Seminole resident died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 in Lufkin, Tex.

Juanita was born Aug. 21, 1928 in Alma, Ark. to Newton and Odessa ( Watson) Meeks.

Mrs. Cornelison was a homemaker and a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

She had moved to Lufkin, Tex. several years ago to be near her son, Wade.

Mrs. Cornelison is survived by her son, Wade Cornelison and his wife Cindy of Lufkin, Tex.; her grandsons, Garrett Cornelison of Houston, Tex. and Daniel Cornelison and his wife Alisa of Little Rock, Ark.

She is also survived by her great grandsons, Greyson Cornelison, Griffin Cornelison and Gaven Cornelison all of Little Rock, Ark.

Mrs. Cornelison is survived by her brothers, Bill Meeks and his wife Marge of Shawnee and Jack Meeks and his wife Margie of Seminole; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Cornelison of Seminole and former sister-in-law Lola Davisson of Seminole, along with several nieces, nephews and their children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Cornelison is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harvey Cornelison; and her son, Steve Cornelison.

Funeral services are planned for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole with Rev. Marvin Kehl officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

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

Virginia Cosar

Virginia (Carpitcher) Cosar, age 74 and a resident of Konawa, Okla., died Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada, Okla.

A Wake service is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 5th at Rock Springs Baptist Church near Sasakwa. Rev. Jimsey Harjo will officiate.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 6th at the church, and Tony Buck and Woody Fields will officiate.

Burial will follow at Wolf Cemetery located at 35542 EW 1330.

Pallbearers are Travis Scott, Timothy Scott, Charlie Harjo, Michael Walker, William Narcomey, and Richard Rhodd.

Honorary pallbearers are Mikkah Cosar, Reece Cosar, D.J. Cosar, Jon W. Isaac, and Dustin Anderson.

Visitation is from 8:30 until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

She was born January 26, 1939 to Weitna Carpitcher and Lily (Davis) Carpitcher in Wolf, Okla.

She married Andrew Gieson Cosar.

She is survived by two sons, Anthony Gordon Cosar and Mickey Lee Cosar, both of Ada; one daughter, Andrea Lily Cosar of the home; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Weitna and Lily Carpitcher; her husband, Andrew Gieson Cosar; four brothers, Freeland, Jack, Joe, and Robert Carpitcher; and two sisters, Katie Cass and Sally Martin.

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Onis Croce

May 24, 1934 – Oct. 7, 2013

Onis Wallace Croce, 79 year-old, longtime Seminole resident passed from this life on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at the Veteran’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. 

He was born May 24, 1934 in Bald Hill, Okla. (near Okmulgee, Okla.) to parents George Leroy Croce and Effie Mae (Cunningham) Croce.

Onis joined the United States Navy when he was 17 years old, serving our country during the Korean War. 

In the Navy, Onis earned the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Medal and the National Defense Medal.

In 1966 Onis opened his own business in Seminole called the Magneto Service Company, which serviced industrial ignitions and did small engine repair. 

He and his wife, Kaye, owned and operated the company until his death.

On June 19, 1970, Onis married Debra Kaye Lewis in Gainesville, Tex.

Survivors include his wife of almost 43 years, Kaye Croce, of the home; two sons and daughter-in-law, Onis George Croce and his wife Rochelle of Moss, Okla., Buddy Shon Croce of Seminole; three daughters and sons-in-law, Kayla Dawn Croce-Hunt and her husband Chad of Shawnee, Okla., Frankie Laverne Croce-Holman and her husband Dan of Bakersfield, Calif., Teresa Frances Croce-Russell and her husband Gary of Lone Grove, Okla.; a grandson they helped raise, Levi Croce of the home; one sister, Betty Lou Martin of Tecumseh, Okla.; three brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Buddy Dale Lewis and his wife Glenda of Seminole, Terry Wayne Lewis and his wife Stephanie of Ardmore, Okla., Bobby Joe Lewis and his wife Carolyn of Ozark, Ark.; three sisters-in-law, Faith Croce of Oakridge, Tenn., John Olla Bradley of Ardmore, Okla., Karie Sue Kind and her husband Kevin of Ardmore; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; as well as a host of other family and dear friends including his Bus-Station Cafe' coffee buddies.

Onis is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Leonard Lee Croce and Billy Gene Croce; and by one sister, Maudine Croce.

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

Private family services are scheduled for a later date.

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

 

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Robert Crockett

Robert Reed Crockett died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at the age of 81.

He was born Dec. 17, 1931 in Ada, Okla. to Ernestine and Ben Crockett.

He graduated from Ada High School and enlisted in the National Guard.

He served in the 45th Infantry Division during the Korean War.

After his honorable discharge, he moved back to Ada and went to work for the Ada Evening News.

He married Jan Good, of Konawa, in July of 1959.

They moved to Tulsa where he worked for the Tulsa World and the Tulsa Tribune until his retirement in 2000.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jan; parents, Ernestine and Ben Crockett; and one son, Benjamin.

He is survived by his sons, Paul and Robert Crockett, both of Tulsa; a sister, Jean Crockett of The Villages; and his brother, Ben Crockett of Ripley, Okla.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

Jo Anna Culver

Jo Anna Culver, Seminole resident passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 in Seminole, at the age of 76.

Jo Anna was born Feb. 10, 1936 in Ada to parents, Virgil Eugene Pritchard and Ruby Geraldine (Robinson) Pritchard.

Jo Anna received her Master’s degree and was a retired educator. She taught secondd grade at the New Lima School system.

She was of the Christian faith and a member of the First Christian Church of Seminole.

She married Billy Gene Culver who preceded her in death in 1977.

Jo Anna is survived by three sons, Bill Culver of Miami, Okla., Ron Culver of Laramie, Wyo., Alan Culver of Castle Rock, Colo.; and one daughter, Suzan Franklin of Indianapolis, Ind.

She is also survived by one brother, Jerry Pritchard of Claremore, Okla.; and nine grandchildren, Christine Walker, Meri Page, Lori Tomlin, Katherine Culver, Maura Culver, Renee Little, Amber Graham, Megan Culver, Brandi Franklin.

Jo Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Gene Culver.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glen Pence officiating.

Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Oklahoma Heart Research.

Family members will serve as casket bearers.

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

Messages of condolences may be sent www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

June Cunningham

Wewoka resident June Rose Cunningham, departed this life Friday morning Nov. 29, 2013 in Wewoka at the age of 87 years.

Born June 5, 1926 in Wetumka, Okla. to the late James Lee Wade and Nancy Lee (Picchioni) Wade.

June was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Preceding June in death are her parents; first husband, Brandt Bue (May 1, 1978) Warren Cunningham (March 28, 1981); son, Howard Cunningham; brother, James Lee Wade; sister, Marilyn Pierce, and a niece, Nancy Gibbs.

Survivors include son, Larry Cunningham and wife Sara of Seminole; step-daughter, Warna Sales of Electra, Tex.; five grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; sister, Lillinell Maiolatesi, of Carrolton, Ga.; two nephews, Thomas Russell of Liberty, Ind., Frank Pruitt, Carrolton, Ga.; a niece, Laura Schuh of Auburn, Calif., and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services are schedule for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at Oakwood Cemetery, with Pastor Jay Badry officiating.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Ben Curtis

Ben David Curtis, 72, died in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

He was born on March 13, 1941, in Sims, Ark. 

He was brought up and attended schools in New Mexico and California and graduated San Jacinto High School in 1959. 

He worked for many years in construction and as a truck driver. 

 He moved to Wewoka in 1993. He cut and baled hay for several years until his health failed. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Moses and Florene (Vines) Curtis; brother, Jerry Curtis and sister, Donna Sharp.

He is survived by three children, Tim Curtis of Elk Grove, Calif., Cary Wilkerson of Arlington, Tex., and Gary Curtis of Arlington Tex.; eleven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and two brothers, James Curtis of Elk Grove, and Tony Curtis of Wewoka.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Fisher Funeral Home’s Lillye Chapel. www.fisherfh.net

Paul Custar

Funeral services for Paul Abraham Custar will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah.

He was born March 9, 1935 west of Okemah, Okla. to Daniel and Dorothy (Franks) Custar.

He died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 in Midwest City, Okla. at the age of 77.

He had been a resident of the Okemah area most all of his life.

He and Thelma Elaine Henshaw were married Dec. 24, 1952 in Okemah.

He owned and operated a small engine mechanic shop from 1973. He was a minister and operated a vegetable farm that has been in the Custar family for generations.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Pauline Henshaw; one infant daughter, Danielle and one son in law, Rick Hopper.

Survivors include his wife Thelma Custar of the home west of Okemah; two sons, David Custar of Okemah and Rickey Custar of Perkins; one daughter, Paula Hopper of Glencoe, Okla.; two brothers, Oscar Custar of Okemah and J.D. Custar of Sharron, Okla.; one sister, Helen Adams of Okemah; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Carl Arbuckle, Daniel Custar, Junior Opela, David Tippery, and Cody Arbuckle.

Honorary bearers include Cameron Hopper, Colton Arbuckle, Collin Arbuckle, Conner Arbuckle, Avery Opela and Austin Custar.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah with Rev. Donnie Custar officiating.

Visitation and viewing will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26th 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah. Family will greet friends at the funeral home Tuesday, 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com

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Vera Dacus

Vera Lucille ‘Lucy’ Dacus went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Oct. 6, 2013, just fourteen months after her beloved Foy.

She was living in Colorado Springs, Colo. with her daugher, Janie.

Lucy was born May 22, 1914, in Cauthon, Ark. to Emmett and Elzora Williams Johnson. Her family soon moved to Ada, Okla.

Lucy completed high school at the age of 17 and continued her education at East Central College. She completed her degree with a double major in music and education.

After graduation, she taught in Bowlegs and Mason, where she met her dear friends, Hazel, Esther, and Margie.

Lucy moved to Seminole to teach. She always taught in the primary grades and was an excellent teacher.

Lyle Boren arranged a blind date for her with a handsome young man named Foy Dacus.

He became the love of her life! They celebrated their 75th anniversary together Jan. 31, 2012. It is impossible to tell Lucy’s story without Foy.

World War II began and Foy knew that he had to enlist. Lucy worked for the commander of the base in Liberal, Kans. until Foy received orders to go overseas.

She moved back to Seminole. It was the most difficult time of their life.

Foy came back to Seminole and was offered the opportunity to go into the insurance business.

He and Lucy went to insurance school in Baltimore, Md., where they both graduated although Lucy never worked a day in the insurance office.

After the war, they bought a home in Seminole and Lucy taught school.

She and Foy had a baby boy, Foy Neil, who died very tragically at birth. This was another difficult time in their lives.

About 18 months later, Jane Carol ‘Janie’ was born. Lucy stopped teaching to be the mom she had always wanted to be. She loved to call her family the ‘Three D’s." She was an incredible mother in every way.

Lucy faced several health issues but conquered each of them.

After Janie went to college, Foy and Lucy brought their foster daughter, Connie, into their home. What a delightful experience!

Foy and Lucy were long-time members of First United Methodist Church. She taught Sunday school for years in the primary department.

They were a part of the wedding ring class and their Christian faith was the most important thing in their life.

Lucy began the Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible study, teaching until she was 95 years old. She loved each of her ‘girls’ with all her heart.

She played the piano at many church events. Lucy loved the Wesleyan Service guild.

Lucy went to Camps Farthest Out in the mid-1960’s and it changed her life. She and Foy were integral parts of Rivergate where Lucy would help in the kitchen or enjoy retreat time with the ladies.

Lucy had an extensive library and read and studied her books daily early in the morning. She was a devout student of the Bible.

Lucy and Janie enjoyed a trip to Israel in 1973.

Foy and Lucy bought a place on Lake Eufaula. Her family and many friends had very special times there. They would host large groups of friends, especially Janie’s friends.

They made friends and were a part of the First United Methodist Church in Eufaula during the summer months. Foy, Lucy and Janie so loved their cottage on the lake.

Lucy was given the opportunity to return to teaching. She taught music and third grade at Pleasant Grove.

After retirement, they bought a motor home and toured the United States. Lucy was the navigator, keeping detailed notes on the places they visited.

They spent six weeks every summer in Lake City, Colo. at Henson Creek Park with other dear Seminole friends.

In 1981, Blake Dacus was born and in 1986, Sarah Ruth arrived. How they loved their grandchildren.

Lucy would read to them for hours on end and teach math facts. She cherished her time with Blake and Sarah until the day she died.

She and Foy were able to know and love their great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Raelea and ‘Little Foy.’ They had a very special relationship with ‘the children.’ Barbara Pritchard became a ‘special friend’ and a very important part of Lucy and Foy’s life. Lucy loved her family and friends.

Lucy was preceded in death by her dear husband, Foy; her infant son, Foy Neil; her parents; her step-father, Dr. E.H. Nelson; her brothers, Fred and Emmett Hal; her sister, Gelene Gay; and her niece, Sue Johnson.

She is survived by her daughter, Janie; grandchildren, Blake Dacus and Sarah Ruth; great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Ayden, Raelea and Foy; two nephews, Bill Johnson and Richard Johnson and two nieces, Gayle Harris and Kristen Johnson Wilding; and her dear sister-in-law, Pauline Johnson.

Lucy was a faithful member of P.E.O. She belonged to Garden Club too. Years ago, Foy and Lucy enjoyed a couples Bridge club.

Lucy touched everyone she met. She truly loved and cared about the people God put in her life.

At the age of 97, it became necessary to move closer to Janie. Though leaving Seminole was difficult for both of them, they remarked after just two weeks in Colorado with their family – "if we had known this would have been this good, we would have done it five years ago!"

We made the most of every day we had with them. Foy and Lucy Dacus will be missed but we know they are holding hands and seeing friends while worshipping Jesus face to face.

A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced soon.

Memorials may be sent to the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum in Lucy’s name.

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Michael Daniels

Michael Krag "Opie" Daniels, long time Maud, Okla. resident, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Shawnee, Okla. at the age of 57.

He was born May 27, 1956 in California to Willard and Hope Daniels.

He moved to Seminole county 33 years ago and worked in the pipe line construction and for the City of Maud, Okla.

He is survived by wife, Linda Mendoza Daniels; one son, Raymon Mendoza of Stonewall, Okla.; two daughters, Tiffany Hale of Shawnee, Okla., Kelly Daniels of Utah; three sisters, Carolyn Kilpatrick of Missouri, Evelyn Young of West Covina, Calif. and Susie Daniles of Palm Springs Calif. and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Glenn Daniels; and one sister, Nancy Grimes.

A Rosary service will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with a Memorial Mass being held 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2013 with Father Adrian Vorderlandwehr, O.S.B. officiating.

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

Messages of condolences may be sent www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

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Berdie Davis

Berdie Mae Alford Davis – Feb. 20, 1944 – Aug. 13, 2013, age 69, passed away at home, surrounded by her family and friends.

She was the eighth of nine children born to George and Bernice Alford.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Edward Alford, Sr., Ellis Alford and Wesley Alford; sisters, Odessa Cootey and Frankie Alford Robinson; sisters-in-law, LeeAnn Alford and June Alford.

Berdie was born in Wewoka, Okla. and attended Douglass High School and Langston University.

She was an educator and taught in numerous Oklahoma City Schools as a substitute teacher.

She is survived by her son, George Davis, III; brothers, Dr. T.J. Roberts (Deloria), and Willie O. Alford (Jo Ann); sister, Merdine Alford Black (Marvin); aunts, Sunshyne French; Violet Patterson (Lee); Wesslyne Simpson (Allen) and Mentora Hood; grandchildren, John Miller, Kya Miller, Cintroi Miller and Daysha Miller; great-grandchildren, Americus Miller and Jahzier Miller. 

She also leaves to cherish her memory many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Aug 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Evangelistic Baptist Church, 3129 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., Oklahoma City, Okla.

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James Davis

James Repse Davis of Holdenville died Jan. 7, 2013 in the Holdenville General Hospital.

He was born in Spaulding, Okla. on May 1, 1928 to Pete and Annie Mae Shores Davis.

He attended Spaulding Schools and later joined the Navy.

He spent his working years as an electrician at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City.

He married Aline Orsburn on Aug. 17, 1948.

Survivors include Aline Imogene Davis of the home; two daughters, Beverly Wyatt of Norman, Okla., and Tereice Hickman of Guthrie, Okla.; one son, Perry Roger Davis of the home; eight grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth Davis of Oklahoma City, and one sister, Helen Putman of Tennessee.

Preceding him in death are his parents, one son, one sister and seven brothers.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Jan. 11, 2013 at the Midway Baptist Church with interment in the Holdenville Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Jason Springer, James Darren Allen, Roger Davis, Scott Wyatt, Shane Wyatt and Cora Davis

Honorary bearers are Amanda (Mandie) Wyatt, Rashelle Wyatt, Vince Tillery and Toad Watters.

Stout-Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of services.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Jim Davis

Wewoka resident Jim Davis, age 57 passed away Sunday, July 21st, 2013 at his residence after a long illness.

He was born Oct. 15, 1955 in Wewoka, Okla. to the late Norvell "Snooks" and Pat (Degge) Davis.

Jim worked in the oilfield for many years, and most recent worked for Oakridge Nursing Home as team leader for the outside workers.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his passion in life was spending time with his grandchildren.

He married Vicki Ramey, April 24, 1976 and she preceded him in death May 17, 2013.

Jim is preceded in death by his father Norvell; wife, Vicki; and grandson, Sabo West.

Survivors include his two sons, Michael Davis and wife, Dana of Wewoka, Scotty Davis and wife, Brandy of Holdenville; his mother, Pat Davis; grandchildren, Macie, Brady, Natalie Davis, Chotty and Randy West; siblings, Ronnie, Ricky and Terry Davis of Wewoka; sister, Kay Taylor and husband, Jerry of Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be Teddy Sipes, Dakota Smith, Tommy Taylor, Justin Sipes, Derek Smith, and Chase Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Dicketts, Clay Chaney, Lloyd Scroggins, Gary Davis Sr., Gary Davis, Jr. and Berry Davis.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at New Life Church with Rev. Dewayne Davis and Pastor Sam Ketcher officiating and burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Kenneth Davis

Seminole County resident, Kenneth Ray Davis died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 in Seminole, Okla. at the age of 58.

He was born Sept. 24, 1954 in Asheboro, N.C. to Elbert Ray Davis and Mary Evenlyn "Eve" (Wilson) Davis.

He moved to Seminole five years ago from Okemah, Okla. He was a professional truck driver.

He is survived by one son, Billy Ray Davis of Siler City, N.C.; three daughters, Angel Davis of Fayetteville, N.C., Diana Davis of Siler City, N.C. and Kashawna Munyon of Denver, Colo.; two brothers, Wyatt Davis of Roxboro, N.C. and Tony Davis of Siler City, N.C.; and seven grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maudie Rae Munyon.

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

Services will be held at a later date.

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Kimberly Davis

Kimberly Marie (Burditt) Davis, Seminole resident died July 14, 2013 in Seminole.

She was born in Joliet, Ill. on Sept. 17, 1962, to Harvey Austin Burditt and Teresa Lucille (Pattison) Burditt-Browning.

She was a 1981 graduate of Sasakwa High School in Sasakwa, Okla.

She was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her father, Harvey Burditt; and grandparents, Bob and Clyde Burditt.

She is survived by her husband, Ricky Chupco and daughter, Vanessa Lynn Chupco both of the home in Seminole; her mother, Teresa Browning of Holdenville; sister, Pattie Burditt of Shawnee; and brother, Kevin Burditt of Muskogee.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 19, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Robert Berryhill and Rev. Jempsy Harjo officiating. Burial will follow at the Little Quarsarty Church Cemetery.

Wake services will be held Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home chapel.

Casket bearers will be Doug Vreeland, Lester Billie, Jr., Kevin Fox, Zachary Billie, Tommy Chupco and Quentin Chupco.

Honoarary Bearers will be David Chupco, Joe Chupco, Kennie Pattison and Brad Spoonemore.

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

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Verba Davis

Funeral services for Verba Lou Davis will be held Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Castle Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 29, 1935 in Oklahoma to Idus "Shorty" McCombs and Molly Opal (Vance) McCombs.

She died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 in Shawnee, Okla. at the age of 77.

She had been a resident of the Okemah area most all of her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Charles Chaffin; three sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Dale Davis of Seminole; two sons, Richard Dewayne Chaffin of Shawnee and Nyland Chaffin of Seminole; two daughters, Susan Lewallen of Earlsboro and Mollie Mae Wyrick of Seminole; one brother, Malcolm McCombs of Drumright; one sister, Ida Mae Smith of Drumright; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be family members.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Bro. Clint Sinclair.

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

 

Vicki Davis

Vicki Lynn Davis, age 55 of Wewoka, passed away in Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City on May 17 2013.

She was born Sept. 29, 1957 in Seminole to Hermine and Hazel Faye Joyner Smith.

Vicki was the Dollar General Store Manager for many years and later was employed by the Pioneer Abstract Company.

Vicki married Jim Davis April 24, 1976.

She is survived by her husband Jim Davis of the home; two sons, Scotty Davis and wife Brandy of Holdenville and Michael Davis and wife Dana of Wewoka; siblings, Sue Dingle and husband Ron of Wewoka, Angie Garretson of Wewoka, Dwight Smith and wife Kathy of Wewoka, Pat Whelan and husband Randy of Canadian, Kay Smart and husband Darrell of Newcastle, Grant Smith and wife Nancy of Wewoka, Shonna Porter and husband George of Wewoka, grandchildren, Macie, Brady and Natalie Davis of Wewoka, Choty and Randy Jo West of Holdenville.

Vicki is preceeded in death by her parents; two brothers, Herman Smith Jr. and Doris Eugen Smith; one sister, Betty Sipes; one grandson, Sabo West; a great nephew, Phillip Shane; a neice, Lisa Sipes; and a great nephew, Dylan Sipes.

Services will be held at the New Life Church in Wewoka on Wednesday, 10:00 a.m., May 22, 2013. Burial will be the Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Tommy Azlin and Rev. Sam Ketcher will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Justin Sipes, Teddy Sipes, Ryan Smart, Dakota Smith and Tommy Taylor.

Honorary bearers are Clay Chaney, Chase Smith, and Chris Smith.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Nona Dearing

Longtime Wewoka resident Nona Dearing, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013 in Elmwood Manor Nursing Home in Wewoka at the age of 86 years.

She was born Sept. 24, 1926 in Bristow, Okla. to Roy and Mary (Phillips) Campbell.

Nona married Jess A. (Jack) Dearing on Dec. 20, 1947 in Oklahoma City. He preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 2007.

Nona was a member of Community in Christ Church, Seminole.

She previously worked for Wewoka Flower Shop.

Her passion was cooking, baking, crocheting, knitting, gardening, and working crossword puzzles.

She was an active member for 21 years with the Wewoka Cemetery Association, President of the Friends of Wewoka Library Club since 1990, and former President and a long time member of the Daisy Flower Club.

Nona is preceded in death by her husband, Jess A "Jack" Dearing; her parents, her daughter, Donna Rogers; siblings, Tom Campbell, Paul Campbell, Thelma Rogers, and Helen McFarland.

Survivors include two sons, Dan J. Dearing and wife, Linda of Seminole, David Dearing and Carolyn Curtis of Wewoka; brother, Roy Campbell and wife, Bonnie of Houston, Tex; grandchildren, Ryan Hutchison, Teresa Rowlan, Link Dearing, Logan Curtis, Carissa Curtis, and Dustin Curtis; great grandchildren, Chase Rowlan, Alyssa Rowlan, Blake Ashley Curtis, Kamden Hutchison, Nathan Hutchison, Christian Curtis and Dustin Curtis Jr.

Family will greet friends Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Freeman Whitlock officiating and Jim Collier assisting. Burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Art Garner, Chase Rowlan, Link Dearing, Troy Curtis, Terry Rowlan, and Ryan Hutchison.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Nona Dearing

Longtime Wewoka resident Nona Dearing, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013 in Elmwood Manor Nursing Home in Wewoka at the age of 86 years.

She was born Sept. 24, 1926 in Bristow, Okla. to the Roy and Mary (Phillips) Campbell.

Nona married Jess A. (Jack) Dearing Dec. 20, 1947 in Oklahoma City. He preceded her in death Feb. 4, 2007.

Nona was a member of Community in Christ Church in Seminole.

She previously worked for Wewoka Flower Shop.

Her passion was cooking, baking, crocheting, knitting, gardening, and working crossword puzzles.

She was a active member for 21 years with the Wewoka Cemetery Association, President of the Friends of Wewoka Library Club since 1990, and former President and a long time member of the Daisy Flower Club.

Nona is preceded in death by her husband Jess A "Jack" Dearing; her parents; daughter, Donna Rogers; siblings, Tom Campbell, Paul Campbell, Thelma Rogers, and Helen McFarland.

Survivors include two sons, Dan J. Dearing and wife Linda of Seminole, David Dearing and Carolyn Curtis of Wewoka; grandchildren, Ryan Hutchison, Teresa Rowlan, Link Dearing, Logan Curtis, Carissa Curtis, and Dustin Curtis; great grandchildren, Chase Rowlan, Alyssa Rowlan, Blake Ashley Curtis, Kamden Hutchison, Nathan Hutchison, Christian Curtis and Dustin Curtis Jr.

Family will greet friends Tuesday March 12, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday March 13, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Freeman Whitlock officiating and Jim Collier assisting.

Pallbearers are Art Garner, Chase Rowlan, Link Dearing, Troy Curtis, Terry Rowlan, and Ryan Hutchison.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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John Deatherage

John Alton Deatherage, 87 year-old, longtime Tecumseh resident and former Seminole County resident died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in Oklahoma City.

He was born Oct. 5, 1926 in Macomb, Okla. to Harvey Deatherage and Goda E. Deatherage.

On June 7, 1968 he married Verna L. Deatherage in Konawa.

He had worked in the oil fields for a number of years before he started his own business, laying tile.

He is survived by two daughters, JoAnn Lucas of Tecumseh, Geneva Davis of Macomb; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Goda Deatherage; his wife, Verna Lee Deatherage; one daughter, Teresa Adams; two brothers, Troy Deatherage and Archie Deatherage.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at Vamoosa Cemetery located south of Seminole in Hwy. 99. Pastor Bill Chesser of Corner Stone Tabernacle in Wewoka will officiate the service.

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

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

John Deatherage

John Alton Deatherage, 87 year-old, longtime Tecumseh resident and former Seminole County resident passed from this life on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla. 

He was born Oct. 5, 1926 in Macomb, Okla. to parents Harvey Deatherage and Goda E. Deatherage.

On June 7, 1968 John married Verna L. Deatherage in Konawa, Okla.

John was a long time member of the Odd Fellow Lodge and also of the Bee Owner Association. 

He had worked in the oil fields for a number of years before he started his own business, laying tile.

John leaves to cherish his memories, two daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnn and Ted Lucas of Tecumseh, Geneva and Burl Davis of Macomb, Okla.; one son-in-law, Jimmy Adams of Konawa; six grandchildren and their spouses, Tanya and Ritch Gunter, Norma and Chip Melton, Jimmie and Robert Fluitt, Tina and Shawn O’Dell, Jay and Amy Bray, and Shaina Johnson; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and dear friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Goda Deatherage; his wife of almost 41 years, Verna Lee Deatherage; one daughter, Teresa Adams; two brothers, Troy Deatherage and Archie Deatherage.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at Vamoosa Cemetery located south of Seminole on Hwy. 99.  Pastor Bill Chesser of Corner Stone Tabernacle in Wewoka will officiate the service.

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

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

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Mary Lou Decker

Mary Lou Decker, age 66, of Seminole, a former Holdenville resident passed away Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at Seminole Estates Nursing Home. She was born June 14, 1947 in Holdenville, Okla., to the late Kenneth and Mildred (Hulsey) Decker.

Mary Lou was a graduate of Holdenville High School. She received a master degree and taught school for a number of years.

Preceding Mary Lou in death are her parents, sister, Anita, a brother Kenneth Decker Jr.

Survivors include cousin A.T. Decker of Kans., and Sharon Hill of Calif., a niece Michelle Decker, a nephew Matthew, and a special friend Deborah Hollingsworth of Seminole.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Friday, October 11, 2013 at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dane Robinson officiating, and burial at Holdenville Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

Shane Denton

Shane Michael Denton, 19, died Thursday, March 7, 2013 in a automobile accident near Sasakwa.

He was born Sept. 15, 1993 in Phoenix, Ariz. to Robert Sigourney and Virginia West-Grant.

He was employed at the time of his death by IRT Call Center, Ada as a customer service tech. He received an associates degree in computer graphic design. He was also a CNA.

Survivors include his mother, Virginia West-Grant of Sasakwa, Okla; father, Robert Sigourney; step-fathers, Kenneth West III and William Grant; brothers and sisters Bradley West, Patrick West, James Grant, Rebecca Molina, Kandis Lara, Selina Crouch, Tiffany Crouch, Christopher Grant, , Kevin Sigourney, Johnathon Gallon, Keisha Cross, Brianna Provence; and his finance' Danni Boyd; and grandmother, Margaret Picking.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Kueneman, Bradley West, Patrick West, Dustin Klaas, Richard Klaas, and Kenneth West III.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Wesley Martin officiating.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Denton

 

 

 

Paul Derrick Jr.

Paul Derrick Jr., 64, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Holdenville, Okla.

He was born Jan. 13, 1949 in Muskogee, Okla. to Paul Derrick and Rose Lee Shine Derrick.

He attended Muskogee High School.

He entered the United States Army May 8, 1967, serving his country during the Viet Nam Conflict and was discharged Oct. 10, 1972, earning a purple heart.

He married Vivian Sue Walters, June 7, 2003 in Wewoka, Okla.

He is preceded in death by his father, Paul Derrick Sr.; brother, Frederick L. Derrick

He is survived by his wife, Vivian Derrick; mother, Rosa Lee Derrick; brother, Robert Derrick; his children, Hakimah Derrick, Brian Collins Sr., Katriss Collins, Braylon Dedmon, Braycia Dedmon, Paul Derrick III., Anna Blanding, Catina Thomas, Lacreita Smith; a host of grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Junebug Thomas Harjo, John Harjo, Josiah Harjo, Broc Carter, Andrew Shaw, Craig Poafpybity, Chris Leetka, and George Tiger.

Wake services will be Monday, 6:00 p.m. May 27, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Jimsey Harjo officiating and burial to follow at Goat Family Cemetery, Wewoka, Okla.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

 

Derrick

 

 

 

Mike Devlin

Mike Devlin, 68, of Perry, Okla., was born Nov. 5, 1945 in Stillwater, Okla. to William Ernest and Mary Elizabeth (Gunter) Devlin. 

He passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at his residence in Perry, Okla.

Mike was a graduate of Perry High School, Class of 1964.  

After high school he served his country in the National Guard.  

Mike also served the city of Perry as a police officer for the Perry Police Department from 1987 to 1988. 

In 1988 Mike became the police chief for the Perry Police Department and continued to serve in this position until he retired in 1992. 

During his retirement he ran his own pest control business from 1995 to 2009 when he became a pipeline inspector until his death.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and going to the casinos.  He loved spending time with his family and friends above all else. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at the First Christian Church in Perry.  Rev. Martin Foster will officiate.  Interment will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at Fairlawn Cemetery in Stillwater.

Services are under the direction of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home.

Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 at Brown-Dugger Funeral Home in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, 1010 N. 7th Street, Perry, Okla. 73077.

Mike is survived by his son, Dustin Lewis Devlin of Yukon, Okla.; one daughter, Shala (Devlin) Indelicato and her husband Michael of Dallas, Tex.; four grandchildren, Michael James Devlin of Stillwater, Jadyn Mae Devlin and Alyssa Paige Devlin both of Yukon, Katelyn Hope Indelicato of Dallas, Tex.; nephews, Zane and wife Katie Feken of Seminole, Chadd and wife, Sonya Feken of Tecumseh and Kyle Grimes of Seminole; and nieces, Laurie and husband Johnny Lewis of Bowlegs, Lisa and husband Jay Camp of Tecumseh, Kristy and husband Donald Emmitt of Seminole and Kaci and husband Stephen Hunt of Shawnee.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernie and Mary Devlin; and one sister, Karen Beth Grimes.

Online condolences may be sent to the family using the online guest book at www.brown-duggerfuneralhome.com

Devlin

 

 

 

Jerry Dinwiddie

Jerry Lee Dinwiddie, 54, longtime Seminole resident died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Jerry was born April 17, 1958 in Seminole, Okla. to John Calvin and Bertie Lou (Wilkerson) Dinwiddie.

Graveside services are planned for 2:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at Wolf Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield offficiating.

Jerry was survived by his son, Jerry Lee Dinwiddie; three daughters, Amber (Dinwiddie) Gurley of Wewoka, Okla,, Amy Dinwiddie of Wewoka and Autumn Dinwiddie of Earlsboro, Okla.

He is also survived by four brothers, Jerald Dinwiddie of Seminole, Okla., Jeff Dinwiddie of Wewoka. Johnny Dinwiddie of Bowlegs, Okla. and James Dinwiddie of Seminole and a sister, Joyce Williamson of Seminole.

He is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, Nevaeh Hale, Rycker Gurley, Natasha, Jacob, Marlah, Braeden and Brandon Dinwiddie, Areonna Thierry, Elijah and Taylor Rector.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Jerry Wheeler and a brother, Joel Dinwiddie.

Casket bearers will be Jerald (Calvin) Dinwiddie, Jeff Dinwiddie, Johnny Dinwiddie, James Dinwiddie, Jimmy Dinwiddie and David Gurley.

Honorary bearers will be Jerry Williamson, Carl Galbraith, Tony Curlee and Ed Bruno.

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

Dinwiddie

 

 

 

Gerald Dockery

Gerald Dee Dockery, Sr. a long time Seminole county resident passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at Tecumseh, Okla. at the age of 81.

Gerald was born on Oct. 13, 1931 in Earlsboro, Okla. to parents, William Robert Dockery and Louella Maye (West) Dockery.

Gerald attended Harjo School and loved to attend the school reunions.

Being an avid sportsman he loved to hunt, fish and watch sports on the television.

He enjoyed socializing; never meeting a stranger he was always willing to talk.

He was a Superintendent of Rhoades Oil Company.

Gerald married Homa Jean (Pullen) Dockery in Shawnee, Okla. on May 7, 1951. She preceded him in death.

Gerald is survived by two sons, Mickey Dockery of Wewoka, Okla., Gerald Dockery, Jr. of Lawton, Okla.; three daughters, Deborah Sipes and her husband Ronnie of McLoud, Okla., Linda Jones of Shawnee, and Jeannie McNeill of Tecumseh.

He is also survived by ten grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, William and Louella; wife, Homa Jean Dockery; two brothers, Louie Dockery, Lee Dockery; four sisters, Geneva Black, Berneice Doty, Lowis Dockery and Juanita Dockery.

Graveside funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013 at Little Cemetery with Rev. Bill Chesser officiating.

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

Messages of condolence may be sent: www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

Dockery

 

 

 

James Dodson

Graveside services for James Daniel "Jamey" Dodson will be held Monday, June 24, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bearden Cemetery in Bearden, Okla.

He was born Feb. 19, 1939 in Cromwell, Okla. to Johnny Roy Dodson and Algoma (Stevens) Dodson.

He died Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at his home in Cromwell at the age of 74.

He had been a resident of Cromwell, Okla. most of his life.

He served his country with the United States Army having been stationed in Germany as a tank driver.

He worked many years as a drywall finisher.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Dodson and Algoma and Henry Carpenter; his two sons, John and Daniel Dodson; two sisters, Alpha Lee McBeth and Geraldine Wallis and five brothers, AJ Dodson, Johnny Dodson, Boyce Dodson, Billy Dodson and Bill Dodson.

Survivors include two sisters, Irene Churchwell of Shawne and Loyce Brown of Phoenix, Ariz.; three brothers, Edward Dodson of Wewoka, Bobby Dodson of Sun City, Ariz. and Archie Dodson of Ariz.; a host of grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

Viewing and visitation will be Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Dodson family will be at the funeral home Sunday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. to greet family and friends.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Rev. Larry Chesser.

Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com

Richard Shelton "Dick" Doolin

The Lord called home another brave Marine, loving husband, father, grandfather Richard Shelton "Dick" Doolin home Saturday, June 1, 2013 with his family surrounding him at his home after fighting a long illness.

Richard "Dick" Doolin was born Aug. 14, 1935 in Manassa Colo. to Wade and Leta Doolin Botwell.

He later graduated from High School in Kirkland N.M.

He later served in the Korean Conflict with the United States Marine Corps.

Dick Married his soulmate of 44 years on Oct. 18, 1969 in Las Vegas Nev. and moved to Wewoka, Okla. working in the oil fields.

Dick and Carmen later owned DD's Drive Inn and Brunch and Lunch in Wewoka.

Dick loved to cook and enjoyed feeding so many of his life long friends. He brought so much joy and laughter to all who knew him.

Dick is preceded in death by his parents, and one sister; Elaine Hitti, and one grandson; Timothy Hamblin.

He is survived by his wife, Carmen Doolin; eight children, Kristy Hope of Wewoka, Ricky and wife Leslie Boyles of Holdenville, Ralph and wife Margo Doolin, Rick and wife Barbara Doolin, Ray Doolin, Rodney and wife Bonnie Doolin, Russell and wife Doreen Doolin, and Misty and husband Mike Hamblin all of New Mexico; grandchildren, Jessica Johnson of Wewoka, Jeffery Hope of Wewoka, Camron Hope of Wewoka, Edmund Lewis of Holdenville, Corey Doolin, Jason Doolin, Adam Doolin, Jeremy Doolin, Rebecca Gass, Richard Mathew Doolin, Rhett Doolin, Robyn VanDuren, Randal Doolin, Aaron Doolin, Ashley Doolin, Kelsie Doolin, Benjamin doolin, Jacob Doolin, Kyle Doolin, Chase Doolin, Brandon Doolin, Tiffany Hamblin, Talon Hamblin; and 20 great grandchildren; two neices; Linda Duchaine of Virginia Beach Va., Nancy Hooper of Mesa Ariz. and numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday June 5, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel and interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka, Okla.

Pallbearers are Jeffery Hope, Zakkery Hope, Camron Hope, Dedric Johnson, Treyton Johnson, Rhett Doolin, and Edmund Boyles.

Honorary Pallbearers in loving memory of the late Jack Davis, George Cook, George Hand, Ray Sheffield, Therman Conger, Floyd Conger, and Victor Watts.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Doolin

 

 

 

Malvin Dorsey

Malvin E. Dorsey, 58, Oklahoma City resident and former Seminole County resident died Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in Oklahoma City.

He was born Sept. 7, 1954 in Tulsa, Okla. to William Dorsey, Sr. and Mary (Harjo) Dorsey.

He graduated from Williamsburg, Kansas High School.

He was also a proud member of the Muscogee Creek Nation.

He married Tammy Hobbs on Aug. 23, 2011 in Eureka Springs, Ark.

He worked for the Sonic Corporation’s Maintenance group until be became ill.

Survivors include his wife, Tammy (Hobbs) Dorsey of the home; his mother, Mary (Harjo) Dorsey-Wood of Shawnee, Okla.; two sons, Travis Dorsey of Lawton, Okla., Vincent Dorsey of Norman, Okla. and one step-son, Shane Hobbs of Ark.; two daughters, Tonya Luna of Oklahoma City, Sonja Carr of Oklahoma City; four brothers, Steve Dorsey of Shawnee, Donald Dorsey of Tecumseh, Okla., Anthony Slinker of Oklahoma City, Michael Wood of Shawnee; three sisters, Julia Ned of Shawnee, Karen Slinker of Tulsa, Teresa Riley of Shawnee; and 20 grandchildren.

A wake service will be held 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 26, 2013 at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church in Wewoka with Rev. Houston Tiger, Abe Jackson, Thomas Little and Michael Wood officiating the service. Interment will follow at the Hawkins Family Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be Nathan Dorsey, Dillon Dorsey, Thavo Luna, Trey Dorsey, Sonny Dorsey and Anthony Eckles.

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

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

Dorsey

 

 

 

Geneva Douglas

 

Funeral services for Geneva Douglas will be held Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at 10:00 am. at the First Baptist Church in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Douglas Family Cemetery north of Okemah.

She was born Feb. 14, 1941 in Konawa, Okla. to James McCosar and Wisey (Emarthle) McCosar.

She died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 in Tulsa, Okla. at the age of 72.

She was a longtime resident of the Okemah area. She was a 1959 graduate of the Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas.

She and Harry Douglas were married Aug. 18, 1961 in Dallas, Tex.

She retired after 24 years of employment as a Johnson O’Malley (JOM) coordinator for Mason and Okemah schools.

She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Eastman Harjo and Dave Walters.

Survivors include her husband, Harry Douglas of the home, two sons, Bruce Douglas of McAlester and Ernest McPerryman of Morris, Okla.; one daughter, Alisa Douglas of Muskogee, Okla.; two brothers, Frank Harjo of Konawa and Keno King of Big Cypress, Fla.; two sisters, Emma Jean Harjo of Konawa and Lucy Tiger of Tempe, Ariz.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Bro. Keno King and assisted by Dale Smart.

Active pallbearers will be Chris Harjo, Jeremy Alberson, Jared Johnson, Clint Guthrie, James Foreman, Michael Johnson, Travis Harjo, Brett Douglas and Michael Hudson.

Honorary bearers include Roy Roberts, Glen Jones, Carney Roberts, Reuben Johnson, Tommy Emarthle and Johne Hicks.

A wake service will be held Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah.

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

 

Douglas

 

 

 

Lurena Douglas

Lurena (Gaulding) Douglas, 95 year-old, Earlsboro, Okla. resident passed from this life on Valentine’s Day Feb. 14, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Shawnee, Okla.

She was born Sept. 4, 1917 in Pottawatomie County, Okla. to parents Charlie Gaulding and Louella (Reed) Gaulding.

She was the second of four children. They all preceded her in death.

Lurena united with the New Hope Baptist Church of Earlsboro in 1930 under the leadership of Rev. G.W. Lane.

She later joined Emmanuel Temple of Praise and Deliverance in the year of 1999 where she remained a faithful member until the Lord called her home.

Lurena attended Hatulka School near Harjo, Okla. and Dunbar High School in Shawnee.

She joined New Harmony singers in 1965 where she was a very loyal member.

Lurena was also past president of the Senior Mission of New Hope Church.

Lurena was the mother of two daughters, Jaennetta Reed and Alversa Hardiman.

Her parents, three husbands, one granddaughter, Robin Moore and one great-great grandson, Matthew Wytch, also preceded Lurena in death.

Lurena leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Jaennetta Reed (Tredell Reed), of Shawnee, Alversa Hardiman of Oklahoma City, Okla.; seven grandchildren, Russell Gaulding of Oklahoma City, Norma Wycth (Steve Wycth) of Oakland, Calif., Adrain Gaulding of San Francisco, Calif., Ruth Weatherspoon (Jerome Weatherspoon) of Shawnee, Alberta Burrows of Shawnee, Lurena Russell (Lenard Russell) of Oklahoma City, Clarence Conway Jr. (Ghemelle Conway) of Oklahoma City. Nineteen great-grandchildren and eighteen great great grandchildren as well as a host of other relatives and a host of friends also survive her.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at the Emmanuel Temple of Praise and Deliverance located at 37406 Westech Road in Shawnee. Pastor Odell Hardeman will be officiating the service. Interment will follow at Earlsboro Cemetery in Earlsboro.

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

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

Douglas

 

 

 

Debra Lynn Downey

 

Debbie Lynn (Shaw) Downey was born June 14, 1953 in Ada, Okla., to Sanford and Alma (Addington) Shaw and joined her Heavenly Father Friday, September 27, 2013 in Muskogee, Okla., surrounded by her family. She grew up in Konawa, Okla., and graduated from Konawa High School.

Debbie married the love of her life Homer Downey on October 9, 1970 in Vamoosa, Okla., a marriage that lasted over 42 years. She and Homer moved to Fort Gibson soon after and a career as the Nutritional Supervisor began for Fort Gibson Public Schools.

Debbie was a member of the Busy Baker Association and quite the sports fan, making sure to be at every sporting event her kids and grandkids were involved in. She loved the Oklahoma State Cowboys and loved to shop, make crafts and camp. She always had an ice chest on the porch full of ice for a camping trip.

Debbie loved to bowl, but jet skiing was her passion, having to be towed back from the middle of the lake on numerous occasions because she ran out of gas. She was a member of Timothy Baptist Church and was quick to volunteer for anything that involved children, especially Vacation Bible School. Debbie and Homer’s time spent riding their motorcycle was one thing she loved most.

Debbie leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband; Homer of their home, five children; Sheresa Downey and partner Jennifer Johnson of Tulsa, Okla., Tony Downey and wife Tina of Fort Gibson, Okla., Sarah Downey-Adams and boyfriend Rube Blevins of Konawa, Okla., Timothy Downey and wife Leisha of Fort Gibson, Okla., and Sharla Downey Hepler and husband Matthew of Claremore, Okla., Charles Adams of Muskogee, Okla., ten grandchildren; Brandon Downey, Afton Adams, Shayla Adams, Trent Downey, Justice Johnson, Klaire Downey, Tate Hepler, C.J. Adams, Zane Hepler and Sveta Hepler, two sisters; Carla Dixon and Darla Kelley and husband Dean all of Konawa, Okla., in-laws; Evelyn March of Glencoe, Okla., Ruth Downey Duck and husband Roger of Konawa, Okla., Rex Downey and wife Janice of Chickasha, Okla., dearly beloved cousin; Marie Farris, other cousins, extended church and school family and many friends.

Debbie was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters; Sandra Shaw and Debbie Sue Wheeler, a nephew; Galand Kelley and in-laws Laura Marie Downey and Floyd Edward Downey.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, October 2, 2013 with the family receiving friends from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home in Fort Gibson.

A celebration of Debbie’s life will be held Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 10 A.M. at Timothy Baptist Church with Pastor Kelly Payne officiating. Interment will follow at Citizens Cemetery in Fort Gibson with Brandon Hyslope, Shane Hyslope, Colby Hyslope, Stephen Kuestersteffen, Trent Neffendorf and Matthew Franklin serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers are Tyrel Brown, Scott Holuby, Erik Holuby, Brett Holuby, Jimmy Duck, Billy Dixon, James Michael Shaw and Frank Kelley.

The Family of Debra Lynn Downey has entrusted her services and burial to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home 1224 E Poplar Fort Gibson, OK 74434, (918)478-2555. Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com.

 

Helen Downing

Lifelong Seminole resident, Helen C. Downing, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at the age of 88, at the Seminole Care and Rehabilitation Center in Seminole.

Helen was born Nov. 4, 1924 in Wewoka, Okla. to Albert and Letha (Floyd) Slay.

Helen grew up in the Seminole area and attended Seminole Public Schools.

Helen was one of the first employees of Blue Bell (now Wrangler) where she worked for many years.

Helen also worked as a waitress at Granny Fern's and the Bus Station, along with owning/operating, for a short period of time, a restaurant with her husband on Main Street.

Helen was a member of the Church of God (now Heartland Family Church) in Seminole. She loved to sing hymns during her time at the Seminole Care and Rehabilitation Center and had many of the staff singing along with her.

She was formerly a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary where her husband served as commander for many years. During that time she began her love of playing bingo and would engage in a game of bridge with her friends before the bingo games began.

Helen loved watching television especially her soap operas and was an avid Braves fan, along with many other sports.

Helen married James M. Downing on Oct. 11, 1945 in Ada, Okla. He preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 1997.

Helen is survived by four daughters, Nancy George and her husband Allen of Midwest City, Okla., Cecilia Coker and her husband Bill, Debbie Lewis and her husband Scott and Terry Poulter and her husband Richard all of Seminole, Okla.

She is also survived by daughter-in-law Melodie Osburn of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren, Greg Osburn, Todd George, Jason Lewis and wife Allison, Jamie Downing and wife Liz, William Coker, Jr. and Magan Coker and Jose Lopez. In addition six great grandchildren; Areonna Harjo, Dazia McCulley, Leah McCulley and Saorirse Downing all of Seminole Okla., Nathan Lewis and Taylor Lewis of Dallas, Tex.; and five step great grandchildren, Lilly Fox, Dakota Beaver, Jessica Beaver, Kyah Fox and Miracle Parrish. She is also survived by two brothers and sisters-in-laws, Jack and Virginia Slay of Perry, Okla. and Bobby and Opal Slay of Duncanville, Tex. and one sister, Glenda Von Elling of Seminole, Okla.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Downing; son Glen Osburn on July 10, 2010; two brothers, James Slay and Leroy Slay; and step father, Noel Edney.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Dr. Doug Melton officiating. Burial will follow at the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole, Okla.

Casket bearers will be her five grandsons and her nephew, Jeff Von Elling.

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

Downing

 

 

 

Eddie Duck Jr.

Eddie Lee Duck, Jr., 60, former resident of Konawa, Okla., died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at Norman Regional Hospital.

A graveside service with military honors is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21st at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa. Rev. Kevin Duck will officiate. Steve Johnson will perform the eulogy.

He was born Oct. 16, 1952 in Konawa to Ed Lee Duck, Sr. and Iona Christine (Phipps).

He earned an associate degree at Rose State College, and was a Sergeant in the Air Force from 1970 until 1973.

He married Debbie McBee on Nov. 19, 1982 at the VA Chapel in Oklahoma City.

He retired as a machinist for Tinker Air Force Base.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Duck of the home; one son, Christopher Lee Duck of Norman, Okla.; two brothers, Steve Duck of Del City, Okla. and Kevin Duck of Grove, Okla.; two sisters, Ericella Scroggins of Edmond, Okla. and Iona (Duck) Phipps of Garland, Tex.; step-mother, Nancy (Duck) Riggle of Konawa; and one grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed Lee Duck and Iona Christine Canfield.

Duck

 

 

 

Stanley Duggins

Stanley Gene Duggins died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 in Woodward, Okla.

He was born Dec. 19, 1944 in Seminole to George Duggins II and Jean (Stanfill) Duggins.

He attended Bowlegs and Seminole schools.

He married Mary Lou Morris on June 27, 1962 in Seminole.

Throughout his life, he worked as a welder and mechanic. He retired from Woodward Magneto Service in Woodward.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou of Sharon, Okla.; brother, Mike Duggins of Flagler Beach, Fla.; daughters, Mary Kilsch of Salina, Kans, Lori Duggins of Woodward; son, Dick Duggins of Woodward; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Vina Duggins; his parents, George II and Jean Adams; and one brother, Ronnie Adams.

Services were held on Nov. 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Billings Funeral Home Chapel in Woodward.

Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com

Duggins

 

 

 

Helen Dunlap

Helen Virginia Dunlap, 79, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Norman following complications related to pneumonia.

Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday at Primrose Chapel, 1109 N. Porter in Norman. Visitation is 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday.

Helen was born Jan. 7, 1934, in Dennison, Ohio to Carl E. and Thelma L. (Stout) Richard.

She was a 1951 graduate of Dennison High School and married Alfred C. Dunlap in 1952.

She had four daughters, "the girls," and raised them in Ohio, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

Helen was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

She was a 5-year cancer survivor who embraced life every day.

She volunteered at the Survivor Resource Center at Norman Regional Hospital.

Helen never met a stranger touching many people with fabric, yarn, and thread.

A member of the Washington United Methodist Church, she served as treasurer and co-sponsor of the youth "Sew ‘n Sew" group. She was also a member of the Norman Area Quilters Guild and Community Projects Committee that makes donation quilts for local children’s organizations. Recently she assumed the treasurer position for her guild.

Helen is survived by her sister, Joanne Riffle of Seminole; brother, John French of Colorado; four daughters, Vicki Borycki (Dennis) of Norman, Jane Garrard (Doug) of Edmond, Barbara Williams (Mark) of Blanchard, June Sherrell (Rob) of Washington; ten grandchildren, Lori Gustin, Ginger Church, Christi Vaughn, James Garrard, Jeremy Williams, Jacob Williams, Cheyenne Williams, Josh Reese, Angel Sherrell, Nick Sherrell; 14 great grandchildren, AJ, Torri, Alex, Rafe, Audrie, Collier, Malakhi, Macin, Landon, Lance, Faith, Gracie, Bryan, Averie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Clark Dunlap and very dear friend, Robert Angel; siblings, Peggy, Jimmy, Lois, Dean, Mary Ellen, and her parents.

Memorial donations may be made in her honor to: American Cancer Society (ACS), 6525 N Meridian Ave, Suite 110, OKC, OK 73116 for Survivor Resource Center @ Norman Regional Hospital or Norman Area Quilters Guild, PO Box 5221, Norman, OK 73070.

Arrangements are entrusted to Primrose Funeral Service.

Online condolences may be shared at: www.dignitymemorial.com/primrose

Dunlap

 

 

 

Bonnie Eakens

Bonnie Joy (Jackson) Eakens, 86, resident of Konawa, Okla. died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa and burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery.

Guy Jackson, Dale Jackson, and Doyle Gene Jackson will officiate.

Pallbearers are Chris Eakens, Chad Henry, Paul Emrich, Jackson Greene, Jay Jackson, Guy Jackson, and Doyle Gene Jackson.

Honorary Pallbearers are Lillard Berry, Mike Boren, Caleb Emrich, Canaan Emrich, Houston Greene, and Cole Greene.

She was born Jan. 12, 1927 in Konawa to Walter N. Jackson and Sally Belle (Prewitt) Jackson.

She earned her Master of Science Degree from East Central University in Ada, and was an elementary teacher for the many years at Konawa.

She is survived by one son, Bobby Eakens of Ada; one daughter, Jan Henry of Ada; one brother, Doyle Jackson of Claremore, Okla.; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Sally Belle Jackson and her husband, Robert "Bobby" Eakens.

Eakens

 

 

 

Marcus Elbert

Funeral service for Wewoka resident Marcus Antonio "Whimpy" Elbert are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 at First Christian Church in Wewoka with Pastor Willie Reynolds officiating and burial at Westwood Cemetery.

Whimpy was born Jan. 22, 1965 in Oklahoma City, Okla. to the late Rev. Emmitt Elbert and Patricia Cudjo.

He passed away Monday evening in Holdenville, Okla. at the age of 48 years.

He was a member of Greater Faith and Love Church and was self-employed as a handyman.

Whimpy leaves to cherish his wife, Latoya Elbert and daughter, Larontave; mom, Clarine Elbert; step-mother, Audrey Elbert; three sisters, Glenda, Darlene, and Tonya; nine brothers, Chris, Issac, Curtis, Emmitt, Joedell, George, Johnny, Walter and Clarence and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Elbert

 

 

 

Leah Emarthle

Leah (Wood) Emarthle, 88, resident of Konawa, Okla. died Friday, July 19, 2013 at Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole, Okla.

A Wake service is scheduled for Wednesday night, July 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 25 at Cold Springs Baptist Church of Konawa. Burial will follow at the Wilson Family Cemetery. Rev. Frank Harjo will officiate.

Pallbearers are Jared Johnson, Jeremy Alberson, Mike Johnson, Jeremy Jones, Eddie Cecil, and Chad Cecil.

She was born Aug. 8, 1924 in Wolf, Okla. to Walter R. Wood and Munnah (Wilson) Wood.

After graduation, Leah worked as an LPN and retired from IHS in Wewoka, Okla.

She married Rev. Homer Emarthle, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by one son, Everett Wood of Talihina, Okla.; one brother, Dick Wood of Neches, Tex.; two sisters, Molly Wood of Heavener, Okla. and Minnie Pierce of Maud, Okla.; three grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Munnah Wood; her husband, Rev. Homer Emarthle; one sister, Christine McMahan; and one brother, Ben Brown.

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Christopher Enoch

Christopher Allen Enoch, 26, of Edmond, Okla., died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 in El Reno, Okla.   

Visitation started at 9:00 a.m., Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 and will continue through service time.

Service will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 at Sharon Baptist Church with Victor Cope of First Indian Baptist Church of Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

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

Ilene Enoch

Services of remembrance is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel for Ilene Ann Enoch with Jim and Nita Moreland officiating.

She was born Aug. 7, 1943 in Lindsey, Okla. to Leonard and Minnie (Madewell) McDaniel.

She died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at her residence in Seminole, Okla. at the age of 69.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Charles Enoch; and grandson, Michael Enoch.

Survivors include children, Charles (Jeff) Enoch of Holdenville; Greg Enoch of Seminole; Kimberly Enoch of Ada; Troy Childers of Seminole; Jason Childers of Ada; Christi Wurtz of Seminole and Crystal Childers of Copperas Cove, Tex.; twenty-five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; one brother, Billy Ray McDaniel of Tex.

Pall bearers will be her children.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Joy Evans

Joy LuReva Evans, a resident of Albuquerque, N.M. passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 in Albuquerque at the age of 74.

Joy was born on March 25, 1938 in Wewoka to parents, Arthur Richard Rose and Violet Marie (Lewis) Rose.

Joy graduated in 1956 from Spaulding High School.

She lived in Seminole for over 20 years before moving to New Mexico to be near her sister.

She was a member of the Midwest Baptist Church of Wewoka.

Joy married Cornell Evans who preceded her in death in 1990.

Joy worked in the Health Care Industry as a caretaker for many years. She was known as the "Little Warrior" for her diligent work in caring for her family. She fought for the life of her children, parents and cared for her sister long before she died.

Joy is survived by one son, Rick Evans of Ada; three brothers, Kenneth Rose and his wife Barbara of Farmington, N.M., Richard Rose of Wewoka and James Rose of Seminole; two sisters, Norma Jean Gaines and her husband Truman of Muskogee, Okla., Pasty Brown and her husband Jerry of Albuquerque, N.M.; four grandchildren, Levi Lehman, KaCee Thompson, Chad Evans and Kirby Evans; two great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Denise Lehman who passed away in 1987; and one sister Sandra Blevins.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery, Seminole County.

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

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

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Martha Factor

Martha Mae Factor, age 92 passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 in Norman, Okla.

She was born Dec. 13, 1920 in Sasakwa, Okla. to the late Edward Factor and Alice Harjo Factor.

Martha was a member of Spring Baptist Church.

She was a homemaker and loved making quilts, cooking, babysitting her grandchildren, and spending time with her family.

Preceding her in death are her parents; three children, Tommy Chambers, Jesse Chambers; one infant son, Charlie Edwards; brothers, Tom Factor, Kenneth Factor, Jeffie Factor and Harry Factor; one great-great daughter, Neaveh Harley; and one great-great grandson, Christopher Williams.

Survivors include children, Wanda Bruner, of Wewoka, Ruby Chambers of Seminole, Lena Chambers of Allen, and Kenneth "Foley" Chambers of Mounds; numerous grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred Martin of Oklahoma City and numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral service are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, with officiating and burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Edward Bruno, Jason Chambers, Robby McWhethy, Timmy McWethy, Ted McWethy, Hiram Roulston and Charlie Factor.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Roulston, Dempsy Roulston, Scotty Orr, Curtis Factor, Harry Factor Jr., George Factor, Thomas Harjo and Johnny Harrison.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Dr. Donald Feltman

Donald Roger Feltman was born Jan. 15, 1925, in Toledo, Ohio, and died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Oklahoma City, Okla. at the age of 88.

He was the son of Ralph H. and Anne Marguerite (Ducluzeau) Feltman, and a long-time resident of Prague.

He graduated from high school in Pawhuska, proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and received his doctor of optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. Tenn.

He married Dorothy Riley on April 15, 1961.

He operated a successful Optometry practice in Prague from 1953 until his retirement in 1990.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Lillian Watkins.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Feltman of the home; sons, Roger Feltman of Oklahoma City and Ralph Feltman of Prague; a grandson; and a brother, Frank Feltman of Ft. Smith, Ark.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with Rev. Scott Keneda officiating and Bro. Tim Emmons assisting. Interment will follow at the Prague Cemetery.

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

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

Please visit www.ParksBrothers.net

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Omelia Fields

Funeral services for Wewoka resident Omelia "Millie" Fields are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at the First Assembly of God Church, Wetumka, Okla. with nephew, Martin Gustin of Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church, Bethel, Okla. officiating and burial at Calvin Cemetery, Calvin, Okla.

Millie was born April 18, 1919 in Stuart, Okla. to the late Denton David Mauldin and Mary Etta (Wilson) Maudlin of Calvin, Okla.

She passed away Monday night Oct. 7, 2013 at the age of 94 years.

She was married to the late Jack Fields on Jan. 13, 1938 in Calvin. He passed away June 1981.

Millie was a member of the first Assembly of God Church, Wetumka.

She was a house wife, drove Vo-Tech bus for Wewoka High School to Shawnee.

Millie worked for over 60 years for the Lord, making props for programs, sewing drama clothes, singing in the Church Choir, cleaning the Church, helping serve meals, conducting prayers, and in the quilting club, also teaching cradle roll, through high school classes.

Millie was preceded into heaven by her parents; brothers, Martin Maulding, Oral Mauldin,Jack Mauldin, Earnest "Stick" Mauldin, Charlie Mauldin, Vernon Mauldin, Lloyd Mauldin, Dubert Mauldin; sisters, Ruby Maulding, Opal (Mauldin) Cook, Blanche (Mauldin) Griffin, and Gladys (Mauldin) Martin; granddaughter, Stacy (Shores) Brown; Grandson Gary Gourd and son-in-law, Carrol Cain.

Millie is survived by one brother, Doyle Mauldin of Hockey, Tex; four children, Delores (Field) Cain of Midwest City, Okla., Don Gene and wife Alene Fields of Tahlequah, Okla., Sharon (Fields) and husband Jerry Tank of Wewoka, Okla. and Ronald "Ron" Fields and wife Sandra of Yukon, Okla.; thirteen grandchildren, Carroll Ann (Cain) and husband Aaron Matthewson, of Oklahoma City, Cynthia (Cain) and husband Jimmy Wood, Oklahoma City, Donna Gourd, of Tahlequah, Jack Gourd, Tahlequah, Joe Don Fields and wife Shannon of Tahlequah, Mark Brown and wife Cindy of Blanchard, Tracy (Shores) Poindextor and husband Shawn of McLoud, Jay Don Shores and wife Alice of Norman, Terry Derian and wife Karen of St. Clair, Shores, Mich., Kathy (Tank) McNeill and husband Jim of Kuttowa, Ky., Kim (Tank) and husband Tracy Daniels of Pikeville, Ky., Sherry (Tank) and husband Robert Hanna of Papilliow, Nebr., Ronnie Fields and wife Lisa of Mansfield, Tex., great-grandchildren; Kaitlyn. Samatha, and Melissa Sutton, Chase and Adelina Wood, Melissa Gourd, Ditlon Stratton, Ann Grace Fields,and Mine Fields, Meagan (Brown) and husband Mark Griffin, Heather Brown, Tanner Brown and wife Holly, Michelle Derain, Paul Derain, Sarah Derain, Emily Hanna, Ty Hanna, Jerald McNeill, Rayan Poindexter, Cody Shores and wife Molly, Tanner Poindexter, Garrett Poindexter, Brittany McKinner, Jaden Shores, Hunter Shores, Stacy Shores, and Raley Fields. Great-greatgrandchildren Macie Griffin, Mealyn Griffin, Julia Ann Storer, and Jase Shores, a host of nieces, nephews, and double cousins, and many friends.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Joe Don Fields, Jay Don Fields, Jackie Gourd, Ron Fields, Aaron Matthewson, and Jimmy Wood.

Honorary pallbearers will be great-grandson Tanner Brown, Ryan Poindexter, Tanner Poindexter, Garrett Poindexter, Cody Shores, and Hunter Shores.

Donations may be made to Women Ministry First Assembly of God PO Box 216, Wetumka, OK 74883.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Wanda Fife

Wanda E. Fife, 62 year-old longtime Maud, Okla. resident, passed from this life on Sunday, March 3, 2013 in Norman, Okla.

She was born March 16, 1950 in Claremore, Okla., to parents, Della (Fife) Stewart and Earl L. Stewart.

Wanda earned her associate degree from Seminole State College in 1998.

She was also a proud member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma (the Tom Palmer Band) and a member of Achena Presbyterian Church in Seminole County, Okla. (south east of Maud).

Wanda had worked for many years as a seamstress at Wrangler Jean Company in Seminole before becoming a full time homemaker.

On May 16, 1982, she married Winfred B. Fife in Shawnee, Okla. Sadly he preceded her in death on July 18, 2008.

Wanda was a huge O.U. "Oklahoma University" fan and many say that she was worse than a teenager on her I-phone.

She loved to care for her family and friends and wouldn’t hesitate to be at their side if she was needed. Wanda also loved her dog "Pepper."

Survivors include one son, James Fife of Maud; two daughters and a son-in-law, Tiara and her husband Phillip Kersey of Norman, and Tamara Stewart of Norman; four step-daughters, Sammye Fife of Maud, Cheryl Fife of Maud, Retta and her husband Larry Brennan of Tecumseh, Okla., and Melissa and Randall Hawkins of Ada, Okla.; one brother, John and his wife Annie Quillen of Jonesboro, Ga.; one granddaughter, Ava Olivia Kersey of Norman; eight step-grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Wanda is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

Wanda is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Winfred B. Fife who died July 18, 2008; three sisters, Mabel Weaver, Cora Alsip, an infant sister; and by one brother, Hobart Stewart.

Wake services are scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Okla. with Elder Rick Harjo officiating.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Elder Lewis Fife officiating.

Interment service will follow at Little Cemetery with Elder Frank Sewell officiating.

Casket bearers will be Marc Brennan, Andre Womack, James Kinsey, Bradley Hawkins, Jason Wolfe and Randall Hawkins.

Honorary bearers will be Ronnie Treat, Lewis Fife, Rick Harjo, Frank Sewell, Blake Fife, Tony Fife, Larry Brennan and Ethan Deere.

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

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

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Ellie Finch

Ellie Mae Violet (Hensley) Finch, 91, life-long resident of Konawa died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at Valley View Hospital in Ada, Okla.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa. Burial will follow at Konawa City Cemetery. Mary Ann Dillon will officiate.

Visitation is scheduled for Thursday and Friday.

She was born July 27, 1921 in Konawa to Ollie Rice A Dick@ Hensley and Maud Louisa Hensley.

She married Lonnie W. Finch in Konawa in 1940.

She was a homemaker.

She married Ralph E. Sparks, Sr. in 1999.

She is survived by one grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dick and Maud Hensley; her first husband, Lonnie W. Finch and second husband, Ralph E. Sparks, Sr.; three brothers, Jesse Phelps Hensley, Clell F. Hensley, and Elzo Joseph Hensley; and five sisters, Martha Francis Sparks, Ollie Lee Knoll, Clara Iowa Adams, Willie Lavon Hensley, and Jackie Ruth Rounsaville.

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Loretta Finkenberg

Loretta June (Burgess) Finkenberg, 62 years old, died on July 18, 2013 at her home in Wewoka, Okla. after a brief, but valiant battle with cancer.

Loretta was born in Wewoka on April 26, 1951 to Rev. William and Madeline (Bemo) Burgess.

Loretta held a Bachelor's Degree in Business and her work throughout her life gave her many different opportunities.

She worked at NASA and California State University in Los Angeles, but the most rewarding jobs that she held was when she was working in Tribal Government.

She served as Fiscal Director at the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma for many years, worked at the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma as the Director of Finance, worked at Finley and Cook as a Tribal Accountant and was serving as the Financial Director at the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma at the time of her death.

Loretta was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wewoka.

She enjoyed music, art, theater, gardening, but most of all, her family.

She never missed an opportunity to support her grandkids at their various sporting events.

She served as a Godly example to family and friends.

She never missed an opportunity to tell her family and friends how much she loved them. Possessing a true servant's heart, she taught those around her how to live a faithful, loving life.

Survivors include her daughter, Amber Esselstrom and her husband, Ryan; her grandchildren, Keaton, Masen and Travin Esselstrom; her sisters, Marlene Burgess and Anna Kitsmiller and her husband, Walter; her brothers, Mel Burgess and Michael Burgess and his wife, Karen; her loving nieces, nephews and numerous other family and friends.

She was proceeded in death by her parents and brother, Jim Burgess.

Wake services will be held 6:00 p.m. on Friday evening, July 19, 2013 at the Stout Phillips Chapel.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Wewoka with Rev. Dan Anderson and Rev. Jay Badry officiating.

Pallbearers include Ryan Esselstrom, Keaton Esselstrom, Travin Esselstrorn, Clint Burgess, Mark Burgess, Jacob Kitsmiller and Austin Kitsmiller.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery Wewoka.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Earnest Fitzke

On Aug. 11, 2013 at 12:32 a.m., Earnest Carl Fitzke went to be with the Lord as a long time resident of Seminole.

He lived a long fulfilling life.

He was born July 15, 1929 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is preceded in death by his father, Earnest Fitzke and mother, Addie (Lumley) Fitzke; his wife of 25 plus years, Glenda Sue Fitzke and sister, Joann Heatley.

He is survived by wife and companion, Barbara Hennigh; sons, Earnie Huckeba, John Fitzke; daughters, Alicia Simon, Tammy Bray, Sandra Huckeba; step children, Billy Barnes, Bobby Joy Foster, Perry Hennigh and numerious grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He will be truly missed.

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Earnest Fitzke

On Aug. 11, 2013 at 12:32 a.m., Earnest Carl Fitzke went to be with the Lord as a long time resident of Seminole.

He lived a long fulfilling life.

He was born July 15, 1929 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is preceded in death by his father, Earnest Fitzke and mother, Addie (Lumley) Fitzke; his wife of 25 plus years, Glenda Sue Fitzke and sister, Joann Heatley.

He is survived by wife and companion, Barbara Hennigh; sons, Earnie Huckeba, John Fitzke; daughters, Alicia Simon, Tammy Bray, Sandra Huckeba; step children, Billy Barnes, Bobby Barnes, Joy Foster, Perry Hennigh; three brothers, Rick Fitzke, Paul Fitzke, Dillion Haworth; one sister, Ethel Cotter; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He will be truly missed.

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Peet Foran

Peet Foran, age 73 and a resident of Sasakwa, Okla., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at Mesa View Regional Hospital in Mesquite, Nev.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa, Okla. Jimmy Freeman will officiate.

Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemtery.

Pallbearers are Kerry Davis, Steven Nail, George Nail, Chris Layne, David Scroggins, Bryan Yandell, Kenny Davis, Jason Scroggins, and Kevin Davis.

Honorary Pallbearers are H. G. Leach, Ron Johnson, Charlie Sanders, Gary King, Minor Thompson, Larry Paul, and Bill Rains.

The family will gather for a family night from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday night at the funeral home.

Peet was born on June 8, 1939 in Konawa to Floyd Foran and Flossie (Blakemore) Foran.

Peet was raised in the Vamoosa area. He attended Friendship and Vamoosa schools for eleven and one half years.

He was honorably discharged after serving his country for four years, Peet was a veteran of the U. S. Marines.

He married Bette J. Davis on April 22, 1961 in Orange, Calif.

They lived in California for two years. They also lived in Spaulding, Holdenville, and Sasakwa, Okla. areas for the remainder of his life.

He also worked as a heavy equipment diesel mechanic, truck driver, raised cattle, and worked in the drilling and oilfield industry.

Peet also loved to hunt and fish.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-one years, Bette J. Foran of the home; one daughter, Kristi Gum and husband, Gary of Coffeyville, Kans.; two sons, Floyd Lee Foran and wife, Laura of Sheridan, Wyo., and Robert Douglas Foran of Delta, Utah; two sisters, Ruby Nail of Maud, Okla., and Dorothy Paxton and husband, Larry of Seminole, Okla.; 12 grandchildren, Casey Yandell and husband, Bryan of Wetumka, Okla., Amanda Layne and husband, Chris of Holdenville, Adam Foran of Holdenville, Holly Lamb and husband, Mark of Stillwater, Rachel Wilson of Tecumseh, Erin Wilson and Jesse Babb of Holdenville, Julie Wilson of Seminole, Michael Foran of Seminole, Christian Foran of Fittstown, Okla., Kayli Foran of S. Whitley, Indiana, Garret Gum and wife, Whitney of Guthrie, Okla., and Slade Gum of Waynoka, Okla.; nine great grandchildren, Tyson, Rylan, Alexxis, and Mattie Layne of Holdenville., Payton Foran of Wetumka, Taylor Yandell of Wetumka, Emerson Neuenschwander of Ossian, Ind., Seth Yandell of Wetumka, and Brittany Yandell of Seminole and one great-great grandchild, Jaden Childress of Seminole; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Flossie Foran; one sister, Geraldine Foran; five brothers, Albert, Joseph, Floyd, Denver, and Jack Foran.

Elizabeth Franklin

Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Franklin, 80, longtime Seminole resident died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 in Seminole.

She was born in Seminole on Feb. 4, 1933 to Kenneth Clinton and Bernice Sally (Gates) Higdon.

She was retired from the Seminole Municipal Hospital where she was the Assistant Dietary Supervisor for many years.

She is survived by her daughter, Gina Franklin of Seminole; and her son, John Eric Franklin of Indianola, Okla.

Funeral services will be held, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, with Rev. Gary O. Wilburn officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

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

Elizabeth Geraldine Franklin

Elizabeth Geraldine Franklin, 90, longtime Seminole, Oklahoma resident died, Friday September 27, 2013 in Seminole.

She was born January 3, 1923 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Brooks and Edna (Knight) Turner.

Elizabeth retired from Blue Bell Manufacturing in Seminole in 1988 as a quality control inspector after working as an upholsterer and working in shipyards during World War II.

She graduated from Luther High School, Luther, Oklahoma.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Wes and Bobbi Franklin of Seminole, Oklahoma and a daughter and son-in-law, Laurie and Brian Higgs of Everett, Washington.

She is also survived by six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son David B. Patterson.

Graveside services are planned for 4:00 P.M., Monday, September 30, 2013 at Little Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Burial will be at Little Cemetery.

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

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Pauline Franks

 

Pauline Franks born July 7, 1921, in Seminole Okla. to William Henry & Rosie Jane Franks, passed away April 19, 2013 in Phoenix, Ariz. She graduated from Seminole High School in 1939 and attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

Pauline married Jackson F. Borjes in 1942 who preceded her in death. She is survived by her two sons Jackson and Richard, daughter-in-law Susan, three grand daughters Tanya L. Borjes, Megan D Greene and Kenzie E. Borjes and seven great grand children.

 

 

 

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Bruce Fredrickson

Bruce Lee Fredrickson of Seminole passed away on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 in Placeville, Calif. He was 58 years old.

He had lived in Seminole for the past four years.

Memorial services are planned for Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Boomtown Park in Seminole where he enjoyed time with his nieces and nephews.

He was born April 4, 1955 in Redwood City, Calif. To Robert Fredrickson and Beatrice Cooper Fredrickson.

He attended school at Sunnyvale, Calif.

He was a carpenter by trade.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale and Alfred ‘Fred’ Fredrickson; and his parents, Robert and Beatrice Fredrickson.

He is survived by his son, Nick Fredrickson and wife, Joy; five grandchildren, Adian, Cameron, Austin, Catraina and Easton Fredrickson; and his sister, Bonnie and her husband Tom Cherry; and brothers, Wayne and wife, Barbara Fredrickson, Donald Fredrickson, Gary Fredrickson.

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Mildred Freer

Mildred Inez Freer, age 98 of Wewoka, Okla. passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at Heritage Village Nursing Home.

She was born Aug. 26, 1915 in Heavener, Okla. to the late Eugene Thomas and Julia Catherine (Hall) Thomas.

Mildred was a homemaker, and a member of Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church.

She enjoyed painting, gardening, walking, and working with the cattle on the farm.

Preceding Mildred in death are her parents; husband, Clyde Freer; son, Gene Freer; sister, Lucille Hoglan; brother, Bill Thomas; and grandson, Matthew Freer.

Survivors include son, Jerry C. Freer and wife Wanda of Wewoka; brother, Bob Thomas of Wewoka; sister Marjorie Carter of Seminole; grandchildren, Raymond, Jerry Gene, Edward, Geraldine, Margie, Linda, Angel and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pall bearers will be Aarin Gleson, Cory Rowe, Dyllan Rowe, Cody Parrott, and Raymos Estrada.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Donna Gustin officiating and burial at Tate Mountain.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Roberta Freese

Roberta Caroline Freese, 69, resident of Seminole, Okla. and former resident of Konawa, Okla., died Friday, June 14, 2013 at Midwest City Regional Hospital.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18th at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Rev. Jim McMillan, Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Konawa will officiate. Burial will follow at the Konawa Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 6, 1943 in Phoenix, Ariz. to Robert Freese and Juanita (Maddox) Freese.

She graduated from Tishomingo High School.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Juanita Freese.

Wanda Gardner

Wanda Lee Shaffer Gardner, age 83, passed away at her home on Jan. 16, 2013, following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born July 2, 1929, in the Town of Bartonville Ill., to the late Charles and Ethel Shaffer.

She attended and graduated from Partonsville High in 1947.

On Dec. 15th 1946, she was united in marriage with AC "Pete" Gardner in Denton, Tex.

Wanda was the secretary for the Seminole Round Up Club for many years and her late husband, Pete, was the President. They were both very active in the Seminole Round Up Club.

In December 1966 Wanda owed and managed a grocery store next door to their residence on Harvey Rd then in 1970 she opened a concrete yard ornament business, then a gift shop which she ran until her health started failing.

Wanda’s passion in their younger years was going dancing with Pete and their good friends Amos and Fern Cheatham.

She also collected decorative roosters, loved sewing in which she made many quilt tops, crocheting, collecting glassware and antique furniture.

Wanda is survived by her son, Ronald Lynn and her daughter-in-law, L. Doyalyne Gardner of Seminole; one grandson, Jason L. Gardner, Seminole; one granddaughter, Amanda L. Walker and her husband Chance Walker of Shawnee; two great-granddaughters, Charity Walker of Shawnee, and Baylie Gardner also of Shawnee.

She is further survived by one sister, Juanita Webb of Seminole, and many nieces, nephews and friends which she has made over the years.

Wanda was greeted in Heaven by her soul mate AC "Pete" Gardner as well as her parents, four brothers, Lavern, Harold, Eugene and Junior. And three sisters, Cleo, Vera and Charlene.

The family abided by her wishes for her close family members to lay her to rest beside her soul mate, Pete, in Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole, Okla.

A special "Thank you" is sent to the staff of Heartland Hospice for their help and support during our time of need.

 

Mourine Gentry

Mourine (Plumlee) Gentry, 82 year-old, was born Jan. 19, 1930 at Meeker, Okla. to J.E. and Callie Plumlee.

Mourine began her eternal life on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.

She had eight brothers and one sister.

She attended first grade in a one-room schoolhouse at Union Point. Then, attended second grade at Musson School near Shawnee. From third grade to eight grade, Mourine attended Ferguson County School. She graduated from Butner High School in 1948.

At an early age, she accepted the Lord and attended Ferguson Assembly of God Church and was baptized in a farm pond.

In 1951, she met Howard Gentry and married him in 1952. They had two children Linda (Gentry) Fox of Poteau, Okla. and Dennis Gentry of Oklahoma City.

They moved to Midwest City in 1972. Both retired from Tinker Air Force Base. Howard and Mourine were married 42 years at the time of Howard’s death in 1995.

Mourine attended Althea Temple Church in Midwest City. She loved country gospel and bluegrass music. Her favorite singer was George Jones.

Mourine was a beautiful lady who always wanted to look her best before she went anywhere.

She will be remembered most for her inner qualities that include: her tenderness and gentleness, her kindness and sense of humor, her smile, her willingness to help and support us, her encouragement and cards she always sent us, her standard of discipline, and her unconditional love.

Mourine will also be remembered for her talent of cooking every Sunday and holidays for our family and friends, and her skill of sewing dresses for her daughter and granddaughters.

Mourine cherished her two beautiful granddaughters, Charity (Gentry) Snapp and Sara Gentry both of Oklahoma City. She loved her son-in-law, Eddie Fox and Charity’s husband, Mike Snapp and her granddaughters’ mother, Lori Watson.

She treasured the relationships with her many nieces and nephews.

She was fond of her next-door neighbors, Jeannie and Jarod Boggs.

Special thanks to all the staff at Hospice Quality Care who provided compassionate health care and the host of friends and family members who loved her in this life.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel located at 1001 N. Milt Phillips Ave. in Seminole with Jim McCool officiating the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery north of Seminole.

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

Gentry

 

 

 

Russell Morris Gibson

 

Russell Morris Gibson, 55, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2013 in Midwest City, Oklahoma. He was born July 16, 1958 in Arizona.

He graduated from Seminole High School. He then joined the Seminole Army reserve, where he served several years. He also worked for over 15 years at Seminole Public Schools.

He met and married his wife Patricia Ann "Pat" (Hayden) Gibson on January 20, 2001.

He is survived by his wife, Pat Gibson of Seminole, Okla., one step-daughter, Kimberly "Michelle" Clark of Wash., one brother, Darnell Jackson of Shawnee, Okla., and a host of other family and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, four brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Immanuel Fellowship Church. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery north of Seminole.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Oklahoma. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family online at www.swearingenfuneral.com

 

Gibson

Tisha Gibson

Tisha Renae (Harjo) Gibson, age 29 and former resident of Konawa died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at Midwest City Regional Medical Center.

A Wake service is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Sunday night, Jan. 20th at the Pentecostal Church of God Indian Mission in Konawa. Rev. Arthur Carpitcher will officiate.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 18, 1983 in Ada to Curtis Tanyan and Jimmie (Harjo).

She married Timothy Gibson on Aug. 31, 2002 in Konawa.

She is survived by her husband, Timothy Gibson of the home in Tonkawa, Okla.; father, Curtis Tanyan; mother Jimmie Harjo and husband, Johnny of Tonkawa; one brother, James W. Harjo of Tonkawa; three sisters, Katie Harjo of Ada, Okla., Wythema Porrez of Shawnee, Okla., and Jalena Harjo of Tonkawa; and father-in-law, Anthony Gibson.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Beth Harjo; mother-in-law, Linda Gibson; and one aunt, Charlotte Harjo.

Gibson

 

 

 

Jennie Glover

01/10/1936 - 10/12/2013

Jennie Ann (Ravan) Glover, age 77 and a forty-six year resident of Konawa, Okla., celebrated her graduation to heaven on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at Rose Manor Nursing Center in Shawnee, Okla.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at the Assembly of God Church in Konawa under the direction for Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa. Rev. Steve Lowrance and Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate. Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Jarrod Glover, Stuart Peek, Mike Winters, Jake Jones, Steven Hinman, and Benjamin Peek.

Serving as honorary pallbearer is Tyler Jones.

Jennie was born in Clarita, Okla. on Jan. 10, 1936 to Marion F. Ravan and Nova Etta (Slape) Ravan.

She married Harold Glover on Dec. 18, 1993 in Konawa.

Jennie earned her Masters of Education from East Central University in Ada, and taught school for thirty-four years in the Konawa Public School system.

Her goal in life was to help children succeed in becoming "lights of humanity."

Jennie lived a Christian life as an example to her children and grandchildren for their own life’s journey. Her legacy will live on through them.

She was a long-time member of the Assembly of God Church in Konawa and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Harold Glover of the home; three daughters, Glenda Henning of Bowie, Tex., Carol and Stuart Peek of Oklahoma City, and Janet and Mike Winters of Wetumka, Okla.; one brother, Noel and Imogene Ravan of Grand Junction, Colo.; six step-children, Michael and Connie Hinman of Florida, David Hinman of Kansas, Steven and Debbie Hinman of Oklahoma City, Dewayne and Sharon Glover of Norman, Okla., Dennis and Tammie Glover of Konawa, and Sonya and Paul Pezant of Nicoma Park, Okla.; six grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren; numerous step grandchildren; step great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; as well as a host of church family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Nova Ravan; first husband, Glenn Files in 1995; second husband, Jack Hinman in 1986; one son, Glenn Files, Jr. in 1976; two brothers; and one sister.

Glover

 

 

 

Phillip Gomez

Phillip Alvarado Gomez, 85, a former resident of Seminole County, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 at Golden Rule Nursing Home in Shawnee, Okla.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa, Okla. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate.

Pallbearers are David Berglund, Mike Berglund, Joe Berglund, Alex Merchain, George Merchain, and Jeff Ware.

He was born Aug. 12, 1928 in Fullerton, Calif. to Solomae Gomez and Gomacinda (Alvarado) Gomez.

He married Wanda Odom in September 1967, and he worked on the assembly line for Ford Motor Company.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda (Odom) Gomez of the home in Asher, Okla.; eight sons, Jack Gomez and Monty Gomez, both of California, Michael Berglund of Konawa, Okla., Craig Berglund of Florida, David Berglund of Asher, Okla., Joe Berglund of Seminole, Okla., Carlos Rojas of California, and Bubba Gomez of Asher; three daughters, Annette Gomez of California, Michele Gomez of Ada, Okla., and Kile Ann Gomez of Asher; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Solomae and Gomacinda Gomez; one daughter, Gomacinda Gomez; two brothers; and two sisters.

Gomez

 

 

 

Andrew Gonyer

 

Andrew Gibson Gonyer
"A.G. 96 years young
March 15, 1917- Sept.13, 2013

A.G. was born at Carbon, Okla. to Andy and Marie (Nolen) Gonyer.

He passed away peacefully at home west of Sasakwa with family at his bedside.

He joins his wife of 72 years, Josie, whom he lovingly cared for several years before her death on Oct. 23, 2008.

A.G. and Josie (Wyatt) were married on Dec. 2, 1936 at McAlester, Okla.

They lived in Seminole County most of their lives and together raised their three daughters at Sasakwa on the banks of South Canadian River.

As a child, he attended rural schools in Seminole County during the oil boom days.

He didn't receive much formal education, but non-the less was an intelligent and self-educated man.

He worked in the oil patch and retired from Cities Service Oil Co. after 36 plus years as a pumper.

He was a WWII Veteran and received an honorable discharge after serving his country.

His time in the Army was spent at Camp Livingston in Louisiana where he was a baker and made bread to feed P.O.W.'s kept there.

He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and went on many camping and hunting trips with family and friends.

He was saved on one of those deer hunting trips to southeastern Oklahoma by a lay minister and friend, Lonnie Farmer.

Each summer he and Josie would take their nine young grandchildren to stay a week at Belle Starr Park on Eufaula Lake and this tradition continues with those grandchildren now taking their own children and grandchildren.

He also enjoyed watching sports on tv and was a big Nolan Ryan fan.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Ruth (1932); an infant daughter, Maudie Marie (1947); granddaughter, Linda (Biggs) Vantassedl (2001); grandson, Kent Ward (2007); great-grandson, Henry Griffith (2005); and son-in-law, Tommy Dale Harris (2002).

He is survived by his three daughters, Wanda and Bob Biggs of Sasakwa, Judy Harris of Sasakwa, and Anita Gonyer of Seminole; grandchildren are Terri and Andy Hoffman, of Oklahoma City, Paula and Bobby Lambert of McLoud, Sharon and Robert Griffith of Holdenville, Karen and Fred Herrin of Byng, Dale Harris, and Michelle Mullins of Byng, Suzy Winters and John Humphries of Seminole, Chad and Courtney Ward of Allen; twenty-four great-grandchildren; twenty-three great-great grandchildren and sixth generation granddaughter.

Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home with Pastor Wesley Martin and Rev. Jimmy Freeman officiating and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be great-grandsons, Justin Brock, Jess Vantassel, Joshua Vantassel, Zachary Griffith, Tyler Herrin, D. J. Harris, Elijah Winters, Connor Ward, and Cole Ward.

Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Womack, Tony Womack, R.H., Akins, Charlie Akins, Joe Tipton, Jesse Blackburn, Ozell Jones, and Anderine Roberts.

For the past year, he had routine visits from Brandy White, LPN , Misty Ellis RN, employees of Healthback.

His caretakers were Markette McKinney and Margaret Dupree, who assisted the family in his around the clock care and our family wishes to express their appreciation for their help and caring.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Gonyer

 

 

 

Larry Goostree

Larry Max "Butch" "Goose" Goostree, 58, longtime Seminole resident died, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at his home in Seminole.

Larry was born Nov. 12, 1954 in Cassville, Mo. to Aulton and Amanda (Howerton) Goostree.

Larry graduated from Cassville, Mo high school and Tech School in Monett, Mo.

Larry was assistant body shop manager at ATC Freightliner in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Larry was a huge John Wayne fan; he loved cooking, music and singing especially Karaoke. He enjoyed spending time at Lake Eufaula with his family on their party barge.

Larry loved his family and his grandchildren, who were his life, and was known as "Pa" to his grandchildren.

Larry married Janie Perryman on Nov. 2, 1979 in Seminole.

Larry is survived by his wife, Janie Goostree of Seminole; two sons, Chris Goostree and his wife Tif of Oak Point, Tex. and Bryan Goostree and his wife Amy of Seminole; two brothers, Jim Goostree of Macomb, Okla. and Bill Goostree of Cheyenne, Wyo. His grandchildren, Anthony, Johny Ray and Addison Michelle Goostree also survive Larry.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Honorary bearers will be Chris Goostree, Bryan Goostree, Phillip Pennington, Jim Goostree, Bill Goostree, Ron Perryman and Ed Bowman.

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

Goostree

 

 

 

Bobby Gore Jr.

On the morning of April 6, 2013, Bobby Floyd Gore Jr. fell asleep in his chair and woke up in Heaven. He picked a beautiful day to ride out.

Bobby "Scoutt" Gore was born July 17, 1957 to Bobby Floyd and Francis (Chitwood) Gore in Oklahoma City, Okla.

He graduated from Holdenville High School in 1975 and joined the Army, 5th Division, after graduation.

Upon discharge he worked in the oilfield and at Hayes Axel until he became Warehouse Manager of Hooten Oil in Seminole.

His main passion, besides his wife and family, was riding his Harley.

He was an officer/member of BACA for many years and one of the founding members of the Seminole County Fallen Heroes Memorial.

To list all of those he has helped over the years would be nearly impossible, and against his character. He helped those who needed help and never expected, nor wanted, praise for his actions.

He married the love of his life, Brenda (Orsburn) Gore, on April 13, 1990 in Cromwell, Okla.

With that union he brought his sons, Austin and David Kendall Gore and became a father to Karrie, Brad, and David Lee Orsburn.

To say he will be missed would be an understatement. He was so much to so many.

In short, he was a friend and inspiration to all who had the pleasure to know him. He was a grateful recipient of a Life Share organ transplant and cherished the gift of life he had received.

Bobby was preceded in death by his son, Austin Gore; his sister, Karla Crow; his brother, David Gore; and his father, Bobby Floyd Gore.

Surviving family include his wife, Brenda of the home; his sons and their families, David Kendall and Mandy, Brad and Jayme, all of Wewoka, and David Lee and Alix Wooten of Oklahoma City; his daughter Karrie and Josh Cloud of Sasakwa and daughter-in-law Angie Whisnant of Wewoka; his grandchildren, Destrie, Abby and Tristin Cloud, Degan Orsburn, Zane Gore, Arius Carter, Colby and Jaden Cullum, and Roy Crawford.

He is also survived by his mother, Francis Gore of Holdenville; and his in-laws, Arther and Barbara Orsburn of Wewoka.

Surviving siblings include his brother, Gary Gore and Christy Harjo of Holdenville; his sisters, Tricia and Mark Schlueter of McAlester and Karen and Dewayne Johnson of Wewoka. Surviving brothers and sisters by benefit of marriage include Joe and Jamie Orsburn of Wewoka, Christie and Chuck Johnson of Wewoka, Jeanette and Rick Kennedy of Cromwell, and Ray and Wendy Orsburn of Oklahoma City.

He was the best uncle anyone could imagine, and he loved his nieces, Lacey Gore, Stormi Crow, Stefanie Renfro, Shane’a Gore, Heather Orsburn, Delia Orsburn, Cheri Johnson, Angela Marshall, Amy Kennedy, Shelby Orsburn and nephews, Jeremy Schlueter, Scott Johnson, Justin Schlueter, Shane Schlueter, Cody Schlueter, Lance Crow, Devan Gore, Matt Orsburn, Randall Kennedy, Bobby Young, and Denver Orsburn.

There are countless others who were a part of Bobby and Brenda’s family. To try to list them all would inevitably leave someone out, and Bobby would never stand for that. You know who you are, and you each know you are loved.

Funeral service will be held at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka, Okla. at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Fellow rider "Rev" Mike Wester will be officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Schlueter, Scott Johnson, Justin Schlueter, Shane Schlueter, Cody Schlueter, Lance Crow, and Devan Gore.

Honorary pallbearers will be Curtis Mooney, Kirby Kilgore, Linda Mooney, Jan Hager, and all current and past BACA members.

Memorial Donations may be made in memory of Bobby "Scoutt" Gore at 1st National Bank in Wewoka.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Gore

 

 

 

Darlene Goss

Darlene Goss, 76 year old, longtime Seminole and Pottawatomie County resident, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at her home in Shawnee, Okla.

She was born Dec. 9, 1936 in Chickasha, Okla. to Elmer Lawson and Golda (Williamson) Lawson.

She graduated from Chickasha High School and went on to further her education at the Oklahoma College for Women.

On June 19, 1955, she married Kay D. Goss in Chickasha.

Survivors include two sons, David Allen Goss of Norman, Okla., Steven Michael Goss of Maud; and four grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Golda Lawson; one brother, Harold Lawson; and one son, Van H. Goss.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating the service.

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

Darlene Goss

Dec. 9, 1936 – Oct. 31, 2013

Darlene Goss, 76 year old, longtime Seminole and Pottawatomie County resident, passed from this life Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at her home in Shawnee, Okla. 

She was born Dec. 9, 1936 in Chickasha, Okla. to parents Elmer Lawson and Golda (Williamson) Lawson.

Darlene graduated from Chickasha High School and went on to further her education at the Oklahoma College For Women. 

Darlene was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Chickasha.

On June 19, 1955 Darlene married Kay D. Goss in Chickasha.

Darlene was a long-time resident of Maud where she attended St. Mark’s United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school.  She was also a member of the Delphian Study Club and was a member of the Maud Historical Society.

In 2003 Darlene moved to Shawnee where she was currently a resident.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, David Allen Goss and his wife Angelia Goss of Norman, Okla., Steven Michael "Steve" Goss and his wife Terrie Goss of Maud, four grandsons, Joseph Blake Goss of Norman, Zachery Allen Goss of Norman, Justin Michael Goss and his wife Andrea Goss of Edmond, Okla., and Cody Allen Goss of Maud.  Her former husband and the father of her children, Kay D. Goss of Maud, and a host of other family and dear friends also survive Darlene.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Golda Lawson, one brother, Harold Lawson, and by one son, Van H. Goss.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating the service.

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

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

Goss

 

 

 

Donald Graham

Nov. 11, 1945 - June 14, 2013

Donald "Don" Wallace Graham, Lamar, went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday evening, June 14, 2013, after battling pancreatic cancer.

Born a twin on Nov. 11, 1945, in Richmond, Calif. to Cecil Edward and Dovie Mae Graham, he moved with his parents and brothers, Edward, Bruce and David to Holdenville three months later.

He graduated from Holdenville High School in 1966.

In March 1969 Don met the love of his life, Gwendylyn Jones. They were married on June 20, 1969.

They went on to have three children: Dawnyal, Jeremy and Dustin.

Don worked for the Holdenville Daily News for 30 years as press foreman and circulation manager.

He received the Quarter Century Club Award from the Oklahoma Press Association for 25 years of service to the newspaper business in 2009.

Don also worked at the Grand Theater in high school, the Wewoka Theater and owned the Holdenville Theater in the 1990s.

Other jobs he held throughout the years included Lone Star Steel Company, Cain's coffee, Chrysler Corporation, brick layer assistant, maintenance at the Seminole County Fair, and Walmart.

After retiring from Walmart in 2007, Don enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, working outdoors, and helping out with security every year at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah.

He was a founding member of the Holdenville CB Club in the 1970s and went by the handle 'Lil Abner.

Don enjoyed photography, camping, canoeing the Illinois River, fishing, attending music festivals, playing computer card games and lively domino games with anyone who cared to challenge him.

Don was a member of the Carson Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Edward and David.

Don is lovingly survived by his wife, Gwen of the home: daughter and son-in-law Dawnyal and Jeffery Hill, Holdenville: sons: Dustin Graham, Moore, Okla. and Jeremy Graham, Tulsa; brother and sister-in-law Bruce and Betsy Graham, Little Elm, Tex.; sister-in-law Cheryl Graham, Lamar; sister-in-law Diane Graham Rochelle, Ill.; grandchildren: Lillian, William and Nathaniel Hill, Holdenville and Christopher Hill, Waynoka, Okla. and Hunter Pearson, Holdenville; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at the Carson Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Graham, Tony Bevelhymer, Kevin Newton, Brad Madron, Nathan Long, Oda Jones, Shawn Brock, and Jeff Hill.

Honorary Pallbearers will be grandsons Nathaniel, William and Christopher Hill and Hunter Pearson; Heath Thompson, Eric Thompson, Jeremiah Graham and Christian Graham, and Paul Jones.

Graham

Velda Graham

New Iberia- Graveside services for Mrs. Cloy Gene Graham, the former Velda Fern Guinn, age 85 will be held on Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Cummins Cemetery in Maud, Okla.

Visitation will be held at David Funeral Home of New Iberia on Monday Feb. 4, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a Service of Prayer lead by Rev. Scott Bullock at 6:00 p.m.

A native of Maud and resident of New Iberia, "Honey" as she was affectionately known, passed away on Friday Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:42 p.m. at a Lake Charles assisted living facility.

She was a homemaker, Licensed Practical Nurse, member of the First United Methodist Church and enjoyed volunteering in church activities.

Mrs. Graham traveled the world throughout her lifetime and was very artistic. She was a talented painter, pianist, and enjoyed sewing.

She was an amazing woman, quick witted, excellent joke teller, and she will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her step daughter, De Lenda Graham Lily and her husband Dale Grimes of Winnsboro, Tex.; grandchildren, Sarah Marie Graham Abushanab and husband Joseph of Lake Charles, and Jacob Graham of Crandal, Tex.; great grandchildren, Jalil Joseph and Lilah Orchid Abushanab of Lake Charles; brothers, Donald Guinn of Bakersfield, Calif., Van Guinn and wife Erma of Maud; and son-in-law, Richard Domingues of Lafayette.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cloy Gene Graham; parents, Alva E. Guinn and Esther Weatherford Gholson Guinn; sons, Gene Paul and Gary Michael Graham; daughter-in-law, Micheal Boone Graham Domingues; grandchildren, Matthew Paul Graham and Kristal Gail Graham.

Friends and family wishing to express condolences and sign the register book may do so by visiting www.davidfuneralhome.com

David Funeral Home, 1101 Trotter St (337)369-6336 and Knight Funeral Home, Maud, Okla. are in charge of arrangements.

Graham

 

 

 

Nora Grandstaff

Nora Lee Grandstaff, 69, life long Seminole resident died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

She was born Dec.28, 1943 in Seminole, Okla. to Truman and Lenora (Dotson) Ring.

She was an assistant manager at Homeland Grocery for 22 years and started when it was Safeway in 1974 and retired in 2006.

She later was an administrative assistant at the First Assembly of God.

She married Kagle George Grandstaff on Jan. 20, 1962 in Seminole.

She is survived by her husband, Kagle Grandstaff of Seminole; three sons, Johnny Grandstaff of Shawnee and Nathan and Steve Grandstaff both of Seminole; three sisters, Phyllis Bennett and Carole Blair of Oklahoma City and Pat Smith of Bowlegs; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are planned for 10:00 a.m., Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at the First Assembly of God Church with Rev. Doyle O. Long officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

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

Grandstaff

 

 

 

Donald Gregg

"Donnie" Donald Vernon Gregg, age 54 and former resident of Seminole County died Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Lindsay Municipal Hospital in Lindsay, Okla.

A Graveside service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Wanette Cemetery Chapel in Wanette, Okla. under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa, Okla. Jerrod Gregg will officiate.

He was born July 25, 1958 in Shawnee, Okla. to Jay Vee and Bertha (Wilson) Gregg.

He attended school at Asher and Wanette Public Schools.

He is survived by father, Jay Vee Gregg of Maud; one son, Joshua Don Gregg of Shawnee, Okla.; four brothers, Bobby Gregg of Shawnee, Jerry Gregg of Wanette, Larry Gregg of Oklahoma City, and Keith Gregg of Maud; two sisters, Rose Gregg of Maud, and Christean Gregg, also of Maud; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha; and one sister, Betty Ann Gregg

Gregg

 

 

 

Robert Gregory Jr.

Robert Lee " Bob " Gregory, Jr., 64, lifelong Maud resident died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Bob was born Jan. 23, 1949 in Maud, Okla. to Robert Lee Gregory, Sr. and Cordelia (Mathes) Gregory.

Bob grew up in Maud and attended Maud Public Schools and graduated from Maud High School.

Bob entered the U.S. Army and served nine years and was a Staff Sergeant.

Bob worked in the oilfields in Seminole area; he also worked at Power Transmission and McMillian Chevrolet as an Auto Mechanic. He also owned Gregory Auto repair.

Bob had also worked for Seminole County District # 1 and Pottawatomie County District 3.

Bob was active in the Maud community, where he served on the Maud School Board for 16 years and enjoyed running the scoreboard at the Maud High School football games.

Bob married Juanita Irene Carpenter in Prague, Okla. on Oct. 13, 1978.

Bob is survived by his wife Juanita Gregory of Maud; two daughters, Robyn Lynn Gregory of Edmond, Okla. and Karen Yavonne Dye of Daytona Beach, Fla.; his granddaughter, Ezabella Reanna Dye of Daytona Beach, Fla.

He is also survived by his step father, Raymond Blain who lives in the Strother’s area north of Seminole; three brothers, Alvin Gregory and his wife Pam of Maud, Anthony Gregory and his wife Charolette of Harrah, Okla. and James Blain and his wife Verdonna of Maud; a step brother, Frank Blain and his wife Linda of Enid, Okla.; and a step sister, Debbie Blain of the Strother’s area.

His mother and father preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at the Trinity Baptist Church in Maud. Burial will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud with military honors. Rev. Bobby Shatto and Rev. Rusty McMullen will officiate.

Casket bearers will be Stanley Gregory, Tony Lee Gregory, Brandon Blain, Colton Wood, Gage Wood, and Eric Collins.

Honorary bearers will be Justin Carpenter, Chad Quary, Shawn Kubicek, Bob Bassett, Little John Smith and Tony Caudle.

Funeral services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud.

Gregory

 

 

 

Ruby Gregory

Services for Ruby Simpkins Gregory, 92, of Seminole, formerly of the Ada area, are 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, Michael Wayne Hanks will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery in Ada.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sunday at Criswell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gregory died Thursday, July 18, 2013 at a Seminole nursing home.

She was born April 18, 1921 in the Egypt Community, west of Ada to John Henry and Ora Gay Vaden Myers.

She attended Egypt and Latta schools.

She married Elbert N. Simpkins in 1941. He preceded her in death on April 13, 1992.

Mrs. Gregory was a homemaker and had previously worked at Valley View Regional Hospital as a purchasing agent and later supervisor in Central Supply.

Survivors include a daughter, Ruberta Scoggins and her husband Roston of Maud; five grandchildren, Jeter Simpkins of Oklahoma City, Travis Simpkins of Dallas, Tex., and Edie Hinton, Jamie Spurr and husband Hank, and Kristie Rhea, all of Ripley, Tenn.; and four great grandchildren, Timmy Holcomb, Cameron Rhea, Jessica Spurr and Serenity Simpkins.

She was preceded in death by a son, James D. Simpkins and a granddaughter, Lindsey Holcomb.

Bearers will be Timmy Holcomb, Cameron Rhea, Travis Simpkins, Jeter Simpkins and Hank Spurr.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.

Gregory

 

 

 

Bill Griffin

Bill Griffin, 83, peacefully turned to the right on Sunday, March 3.

A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at First Christian Church in Cushing.

He was born in Konawa, son of the late Hugh and Minnie (Culpepper) Griffin.

An alumnus of Oklahoma Military Academy, he was 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers in the Korean War.

Honorably discharged, he completed his B.S. in Petroleum and Mechanical Engineering at Oklahoma A&M (OSU) and began his career in Texas where he met and married Peggy Leddy, who preceded him in death in 1998.

Bill was a hard worker, a meticulous engineer, devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.

He was a member of American Petroleum Institute, Society of Petroleum Engineers, VFW and First Christian Church.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Anne Griffin, Lewisburg, Pa.; his daughter, Kerrie; his daughter and son-in-law, Billie Griffin and Jon Kulczycki, Denver; grandchildren, Deanne and Bic Griffin, Lewisburg, Pa.; brothers and sister-in-law, Bob and Wanda Griffin, Sulphur Springs, Tex., Rube and Mary Griffin, Konawa, HO and Doris Griffin, Vamoosa.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Richadean, Heavener.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to OMRF, Meals on Wheels or VFW.

H.O. Griffin

June 7, 1936 - April 24, 2013

H.O. Griffin, 76 years old longtime Seminole County resident, was called home to God on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

He was born in Konawa on June 7, 1936 to Hugh and Minnie (Culpepper) Griffin.

H.O. attended Vamoosa High School and Murray State College.

He was a Staff Sergeant in the Oklahoma National Guard and also a veteran of the Desert Storm Gulf War.

During his time in the service, H.O. earned the Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (second award), Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon; he retired at the age of 60 years old.

He worked as a Bookkeeper for Seminole County.

He was also a member of the Assembly of God Church locate in Bowlegs, Okla.

On June 11, 1965 in Harden City, Okla. he married the apple of his eye, Doris Lee Griffin (Davis). God had blessed them with 47 beautiful blissful years together.

H.O. was a kind hearted, peaceful and humble man. He was often seen with a smile on face and a cup of coffee in his hand.

He loved God and enjoyed spending his time with family, his dog Jessie Joe, and looking at his John Deere collection in his home.

H.O. is survived by his wife Doris; two brothers, Bob and his wife Wanda Griffin of Sulphur Springs, Tex., Rube and his wife Mary Griffin of Konawa, Okla. Other survivors include several nieces and nephews, and host of other family and friends.

His parents, one brother, Bill Griffin of Cushing, Okla. and a sister, Richadean Jackson of Heavener, Okla. preceded him in death.

A celebration of life service for H.O. Griffin will be at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, April 29, 2013 at the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church located in Bowlegs, Okla. Interment will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery with military honors.

Pallbearers are Fred Carpenter, Thomas Billings, Rob Robertson, Tommy Mackey, Dewayne Gillham, and Lee Hughes.

Honorary pallbearers are Jack Russell, Gale Hughes, Randy Wassom, and Ron Plank.

I would like to acknowledge everyone’s acts of kindness to me from the prayers, visits, cards, food, and lovely flower arrangements. I would also like to say a special thanks to Ladies of the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church for their delicious meals. The comforting celebrating of life service by Rev. Roy Robertson has touched my heart. Everyone has been so kind to me and I appreciate everyone. God Bless you all.

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

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

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John ‘Rusty’ Griffin

John "Rusty" Edward Griffin, went home to be with the Lord Friday, April 12, 2013 surrounded by his family in his Seminole home.

Born Dec. 21, 1946, John lived 66 wonderful years.

A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday April 18, at the First Baptist Church of Seminole with Pastor Marvin Kehl officiating.

His cremains will be on view Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Though John lived many places during his early adult life, he was always a Seminole resident at heart.

His first marriage, of 21 years, to Linda (Pippin) Puckett, brought three children, Sheri, Leslie and Josh into the world.

On Feb. 18, 1990, he married Susie (Kovach) Griffin. They enjoyed 23 years of marriage, the last seven with their beloved dog, Missy.

John attended Seminole Public Schools and played the tuba in Seminole High School’s marching band.

John served 23 years in the US Navy as a flight engineer and production supervisor and he retired as a senior chief petty officer.

After retirement, he discovered his passion, picture framing. Once Susie retired from the Navy, they moved to Seminole to open Griffin’s Custom Framing.

In his youth, John learned to play guitar and enjoyed singing Elvis and Beatles songs.

He was an avid runner and completed many 10k races.

In his later years, he loved photography and won numerous awards for it.

Few things gave John greater joy than giving back to the town he loved. He served on the board of the Seminole Oil Museum and the Arts Council; founded the Downtown Beautification Committee and donated to the First Baptist Church, Seminole Public Schools, and often donated art to local fundraisers.

John always had a smile to share and did his best to bring as much laughter into the world as he could.

John was preceded in death by his father, JD Griffin.

John is survived by his wife of the home, Susie and their dog, Missy; his mother, Christine Griffin of Seminole; three children and one son-in-law, Sheri Griffin, Leslie and Jeroid Berry all of Seminole, and Josh Griffin of Norman; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Mike and Trisha Griffin of Wolf, and Jeff and Jana Griffin of Seminole.

John is also survived by four grandchildren, Ashley Miller, Bailey Purganan, Charles Hull and David Noland; and five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to World Vision or MDA, two of John’s favorite charities.

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Larry Grisham

Funeral services for Larry Houston Grisham, 59, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 at Little Cemetery Chapel located on Hwy 99 North of Seminole. Glenn Pence, pastor of the Seminole First Christian Church, will officiate. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Grisham died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at his home near Seminole.

He was born Oct. 5, 1953, in Seminole to Houston A. and Rita (Burkhart) Grisham.

He graduated from New Lima High School and was a retired truck driver.

He lived in Oklahoma City and Tulsa before moving back to Seminole about 15 years ago.

In his retirement, he was a craftsman, woodworker and sportsman.

He was preceded in death by his father; and two brothers, Dennis Ray Grisham and James Randal Grisham.

Survivors include his mother, Rita Grisham Lester, Seminole; one sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Jerry Anson, Seminole; one brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Terrie Grisham, Tulsa; nieces, Heather Anson, Seminole, and Jill Malone, East Grand Forks, Minn.; nephews, Dennis Grisham Jr. and Ryan Anson, both of Oklahoma City; and seven grand-nephews.

Pallbearers will include Terry Grisham, Dennis Grisham Jr., Jerry Anson, Ryan Anson, Sonny Grisham, Jessie Grisham, Joshua Hurst and Jade Hurst.

Honorary pallbearers will include his uncles, Clifford and Kenneth "Pete" Grisham.

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

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

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Nettie Guile

Nettie L. Guile was born Dec. 15, 1945 in Claremore, Okla. to Ellis Thompson and Enda Mabes.

She passed away June 28, 2013 at her home in Wewoka.

Nettie worked as a cook most of her life and enjoyed reading and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Carlin, Holdenville; sons, Louis Palmer Jr., Holdenville and Leonard Ray Palmer, Bristow; grandchildren, Jose and Amber Ibarra, Leesville, La., Michael Palmer, Holdenville, Rose and William Chesser, Wewoka, Cathy Palmer, Merkel, Tex. and Sylvia Palmer, Bristow; great grandchildren, Arianna Palmer, Autumn Ibarra, Angela Palmer, Evelyn Ibarra, Madison Chesser, Leroy Brown, Kailey Chesser and Lillian Ibarra; sister, Frances Ashcraft, Stroud and many friends and family members.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Mary Guinn

Mary May (Jensen) Guinn passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the age of 89.

She was born in Hennessey Okla. on May 3, 1924 to James Peter Jensen and Elizabeth (Scheulen) Jensen. She was the youngest of six children.

She and Leo E. "Gene" Guinn were married on Dec. 1, 1949 in Tulsa, Okla.

She was a devoted mother and homemaker.

During their life together they lived in six states and Venezuela.

She and Leo traveled extensively visiting 47 of the 50 states.

She was an avid fisherman and camper and enjoyed many summers camping in the Uintah Mountains in Utah visiting her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of almost 64 years Leo "Gene" Guinn of the home; her daughter and son-in-law, Neatha Kay and Joseph Johnston of Salt Lake City, Utah; her three sons and daughters-in-law, Nathan E. and Mary Guinn, Konawa, Okla., Jimmy Ray and Colleen Guinn, Vernal, Utah and Robert Charles and Anna Guinn, Vernal, Utah; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her two brothers Bill and Norbert; and three sisters, Jaqueta, Bea and Regina.

A Wake will be held at Sacred Heart Church, Konawa, Okla. on Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00 pm.

A funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Wednesday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m. Father Adrian Vorderlandwehr, O.S.B. will officiate the service.

Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud, Okla. Phone 405-374-2424.

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

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Ida Ham

Ida Marie Ham, 60, former resident of Konawa, Okla. died Friday, June 28, 2013 at Countryside Estates Nursing Home in Warner, Okla.

A Memorial Graveside service is scheduled for Noon, Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Collins Cemetery near St. Louis, Okla. Cremation is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

She was born on Sept. 28, 1952 in Konawa, Okla. to Stanford Ham and Ida Josephine (McBroom) Ham.

She worked as a Janitor for McDonalds.

She is survived by three brothers, Walter Graham of Holdenville, Okla., Dave Ham of DeQueen, Ark., and Andrew Ham of Snow, Okla.; and one sister, Mary Oakley of Vinita, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Dora Haney

Dora Bear Haney, former Seminole resident, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013 in Shawnee, Okla. at the age of 68.

Dora was born Oct. 29, 1944 in Seminole, Okla. to parents, Porter Bear and Venus (Edwards) Bear.

Dora graduated from Prairie Valley School, a member of Hitchitee Methodist Church where she volunteered a lot of times and a tribal member of the Seminole Nation.

Before retirement she was employed at Blue Bell, in the sewing room, and manufacturing assembly line for Magnetic Peripherals Ink.

Dora loved yard sales, cooking, watching cooking programs and most of all loved her children and grandchildren who she made many sacrifices for.

Dora is survived by three sons, Tracy Haney, Stacy Haney and Eric Haney all of Shawnee, Okla.; two brothers, Porter Bear, Jr. of Seminole, Okla. and Ron Bear of Stillwater, Okla.; eight grandchildren, Jordan Haney, Taylor Haney, Taryn Haney, Jadyn Haney, Micah Haney, Raley Haney, Lolton Haney and Connor Haney; and one great grandchild, Kingston Haney.

Dora was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Vincent Haney; and by Nora Lefthand, Thomas Johnson Bear, Pawnee Bear and Wiley Bear.

Dora will be taken to the church at 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2013 for a wake service that night at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Hitchitee Methodist Church with Rev. Rick Deer officiating. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery, Little, Okla.

Serving as casket bearers are Jordan Haney, Colton Haney, Connor Haney, Roman Bear, Sean Lefthand and Ryan Bear.

Honorary bearers are Mike Bear, Jake Thorpe, Zane Thorpe and Gerald Williams.

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

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

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Shelley Harbert-Blassingame

Shelley Katherine Harbert-Blassingame passed away June 28, 2013 at Midwest City Regional Hospital at the age of 43.

She was born Feb. 18, 1970 in Roswell, N.M. and lived in Overland Park, Kans. and Wichita, Kans. prior to moving to Seminole, Okla. in 1978.

Shelley was a graduate of Seminole High School, class of 1988, received her child care certification from Gordon Cooper Technology Center and worked for the Seminole Elks Lodge for a number of years.

She married Brian Blassingame of Seminole in 1998.

Shelley loved helping people, lived for tennis and her beloved dog Daisy.

Shelley is survived by her loving daughter, Shaylee. She is also survived by her parents, Charles and Sheila Harbert of Seminole; her brother, Marty Harbert and family of Pueblo West, Colo.; her aunt, Marla Hester of Omaha, Nebr.; her uncle, Martin Smith of Albuquerque, N.M. and her uncle, Herman Haskins, of Belton, Mo.

In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting that donations be made to the American Heart Association.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 13 at the Little cemetery.

Joyce Hardgrove

Joyce Ray Franklin Hardgrove lived a large and long life, full of history and tales, before succumbing to the villainy of cancer on Sept. 30, 2013, at the age of 81.

"Parents are like shuttles on a loom. They join the threads of the past with the threads of the future and leave their own bright patterns as they go."

~ Mr. Fred Rogers

O, what a bright pattern she left behind!

The youngest daughter of Francies Henry and Iva Blanche McKinney Franklin, Joyce was born on March 29, 1932, in Wewoka, Okla., into a large family.

Her three older sisters, Fleeda Marie Franklin Jones, Edra Mabel Franklin Hopkins, and Paulyne Francies Franklin Criswell, were like a second set of mothers whom she adored.

Her only brother was her beloved and ornery James McKinney Franklin.

That extra parentage was soon doubled with in-laws she considered her own brothers and sister: Fred Jones, Sr.; Hubert Hopkins; Raymond Criswell; and Vivian Franklin (all deceased).

Music, books, and education were paramount in her life.

Singing gospel with her sisters, leading Girl Scout songs, playing clarinet and drums in the Wewoka High School Marching Band (Class of 1950), and turning any conversation into a song as if she actually lived in a Broadway musical filled her, and others, with joy.

Her love of reading and learning were shared deeply with her children.

Son, Micheal William Hardgrove, of the home, is illustrator and author of a children’s book The Ogre and the Angel.

Her daughters are college professors: Mary Kathleen Hardgrove teaches theatre and serves as Costume Designer and Archivist at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, and Dr. Teresa Joyce Hardgrove Rothrock teaches English Education and serves as the Director of Assessment at East Central University in Ada, where son-in-law Benny Ray Rothrock also teaches and serves as Instructional Technology Design Specialist.

Joyce was preceded in death by one daughter, Shari Gayle Hardgrove, in 1956.

Joyce wove together a tapestry of interesting careers, plug-and-jack telephone operator; legal secretary for Kerr McGee and others; librarian; writer and editor for area newspapers; and landman for over three decades.

Each career incorporated her desire to help people and her love of research.

She even authored a column for the Seminole Producer called "Family Trees and Tales."

She was known as G’ma and GiGi to her three grandsons and their families, Starr William and Bonny Weeks Hardgrove of Chicago; Brandan Ray and Monica Barnes Rothrock, with twins Keenan Ray and Chloe Ireland, of Ada; and Logan Scot and Sara Brewer Rothrock, with sons, Celtan Scot and Aedan Patrick, of Ada.

A host of nieces, nephews, and cousins were just as precious to her as if they had been raised in her own household.

No matter how tough life could be, Joyce made everyone feel welcome and confident in persevering. Her resilient spirit was both inspiring and contagious!

A single mother of three, Joyce could nap through loud noises made while playing, but the instant it turned to crying or arguing, she sprang into action. She always said she could "only sleep as long as there were happy noises."

In deference to this, a Happy Noises Memorial Service will be held in honor of Joyce Ray Franklin Hardgrove on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Wewoka.

Her ashes will eventually be memorialized at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Johnny Harjo Sr.

Okemah resident Johnny Harjo Sr. passed away at his home Friday, Jan. 11th, 2013 at the age of 62.

Wake service was at 6:00 p.m. Monday Jan. 14, 2013 at Little River Church in Seminole.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 15, 2013 at Little River Church in Seminole under the direction of Hudson Phillips Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Little River Church Cemetery.

Johnny was born Aug. 19, 1950 in Talihina, Okla.

He graduated Mcloud High School and OSU Okmulgee Tech.

Johnny was a member of the Little River Church in Seminole and enjoyed doing missionary work, traveling, and working as a maintenance man for the Creek Nation.

Johnny is preceded in death by his father, B.J. Harjo and a brother, Victor Harjo.

He is survived by his children, Johnny Harjo Jr. of the home, Melissa Harjo of Okmulgee, Tracey Harjo of Shawnee, Lewis Harjo of Okemah, Comma Harjo of Okmulgee, and Shelly Harjo of Shawnee; and a sister, Katheryn Harjo of Oklahoma City; numerous grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Curtis Harjo

Curtis Wayne Harjo, 42, longtime Bowlegs, Oklahoma resident died Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Wewoka Care Center in Wewoka, Oklahoma. Harjo was born January 21, 1971 in Wewoka, Okla. to Mary Jane (Carbitcher) and Johnson Harjo.

Harjo is survived by two daughters, Nina Harjo of Bowlegs, Okla., and Sydney Harjo of the Varnum Community and one son Austin "Cvto" Harjo of the Varnum Community.; two brothers Raymond Harjo of Prague, Okla., and Darrin Harjo of Bowlegs, Okla.; three sisters Phyllis Harjo of Bowlegs, Okla., Yolanda Harrison of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Linda Underwood of Shawnee, Okla.

His parents, one sister Debra Emarthle, two brothers Vincent Harjo and Christopher Daniels, preceded him in death.

 Funeral services will held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church, southwest of Wewoka, Okla., with Rev. Houston Tiger and Jimpsey Harjo officiating. Burial will follow at the Harjo family cemetery near Bowlegs, Oklahoma.

Wake services will be held Wednesday evening, January 1, 2014 at Sand Creek Eufaula Church.

Casket bearers will be Russell Lowe, Steve Fixico, Terry Wise, Timmy Narcomey, Russell Roberts and Eric Thlocco.

Honorary bearers will be Michael Hill, Sam Wahweah, his nephews and Thomas Gentry.

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

 

 

 

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Dr. Jacob Harjo

Dr. Jacob Harjo, of Wewoka, died Friday evening April 26, 2013 at Elmwood Nursing Home at the age of 81.

He was born Feb. 14, 1932 in Wetumka, Okla. to Johnny Katcv and Rosie Harjo.

He attended schools at Wetumka; Central; Lone Star School; Euchee Boarding School; Jones Academy; Chilocco Indian School; Garden City KS Community College; Northeastern State University, Tahlequah; East Central University, Ada, Okla. and received a Bachelor's degree in Theology from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1996 and finalized his education with a Doctorate.

He served in the Korean War from 1950-52 with the all-Indian Company C of Chiloco, 279th Infantry, Oklahoma 45th Division.

He married Matilda M. (Peggy) Stevens April 23, 1955 in Arkansas City, Kans.

He was employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs at Haskell Indian Junior College, Lawrence, Kans.

Retiring in 1987, he returned to the Wewoka area.

He is a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and the Ocese Band

Preceding him in death are his parents; wife, Peggy; two sisters, Mary Jane Harjo and Cilla Mae Harjo.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at AKASVMKV Baptist Church in Wewoka with Pastor Dan Factor officiating, and Rev. Kelly Tiger assisting. Burial will follow at Stevens Family Cemetery in Wewoka.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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John Harjo

Funeral services for John Crayton Harjo of Ada, Okla., will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka, Okla. Interment will follow at the Harjo Family Cemetery near Konawa, Okla. Officiating will be Rev. Frank Moppin.

Mr. Harjo passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013 at a local hospital in Ada, at the age of 95.

He was born Jan. 7, 1918 in Wolf, Okla. to Tima Harjo and Ida Burgess.

Mr. Harjo graduated from Chilocco High School near Newkirk, Okla and went on to graduate with his B.A. degree from East Central University in Ada in 1942.

He worked for the City of Los Angeles as a building inspector for many years and in 2005 he moved back to Ada from California.

He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed square dancing, casinos, and baseball.

Mr. Harjo is survived by one sister, Bobbie Jones of Wolf, Okla.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Marlana Harjo; his parents, Tima and Ida Harjo; three brothers, Floyd L. Harjo, A.B. Harjo, and Matthew Harjo; four sisters, Flora Wood, Ruby Pennoke, Helen Bailey, and Annie Harjo.

Bearers are Greg Chilcoat, Leonard Harjo, T.A. Larney, Donny Earp, Sterling Wood, and Mitchell Price.

Services are under the direction of Smith-Phillips Funeral Home in Ada, Okla.

Online guest book at: www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

Randy Harjo

Randy Harjo, 53, lifelong Maud, Okla. resident died Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at St. Anthony Hospital in Shawnee, Okla.

He was born June 19, 1959 in Oklahoma City, Okla. to Jonases "Smokey" Harjo and Mary Ellen (Scott) Harjo.

He attended Maud Public Schools.

He worked for many years at the Wrangler Jean Company in Seminole until he retired in 2010.

He was a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma Newcomer Band.

Survivors include one brother, Jonase Leon Harjo of Maud, Okla.; four sisters, Joanna Harjo of Asher, Okla., Jeannette Harjo-Codd of Staten Island, N.Y., Toni Harjo of Maud, Okla., and Tiffany Harjo of Blackwell, Okla.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Lee Harjo; his parents, "Smokey" and Mary Harjo; and three sisters, Rosie Harjo, Kathie Hurst and Rita Phelps.

Visitation will be held at Swearingen Funeral Home Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15.

The body will be taken to the home located at 127 East Monroe in Maud, Okla. at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 16 for an evening wake.

The body will be taken back to Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole at 4:00 p.m., Sunday for a wake service at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel that is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

Funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 18, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Okla. Officiating the services will be Houston Tiger, Frank Brewer, Farin Coody and J.C. Simpson. Interment will follow at the Harjo Family Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be Nolan "Buddy" Dodson, Tony Berryhill, James Turnbow, Herman Foster, Ronnie Powell and Keelan Paschal.

Honorary bearers will be Lindsay Bondoni, Ringo Harjo, Albert Curley, Sonny Turnbow, David Harris, George Harjo and Paul Williams.

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

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

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Richard Harjo

Richard Bon Harjo died Friday, April 26, 2013 at his residence in Sasakwa, Okla. He was 81 years old.

He was born April 1, 1932 to Babe Harjo and Josie Stout Harjo.

He worked for SE Incorporated Factory in Wewoka for many years.

Preceding him in death are his parents; brother, Leslie Harjo; sisters, Elizabeth Camp, Madaline Harrison and Patsy Wolf.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Harjo of the home; children, Sharon Johnson of Holdenville, Richard Bon Harjo Jr. of Yukon, Geraldine Harjo of Shawnee, Gerald Harjo of Latta, Okla., Ralphalita McIntosh of Oklahoma City, and Sonya Harjo of Shawnee, Okla.; fifteen grandchildren; numerous adopted grandchildren; brothers and sisters; Clifford Barnett of Seminole, Winfred Harjo of Ada, Betty McGillbert of Shiprock, N.M., Shirley Clayton, Anita Lyons, and Janie Newby all of Ada, Okla.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Taylor, Vernon Harjo, Lloyd Harjo, Randy Turner, Gene Harjo, and Miguel Maldonaldo.

Honorary bearers will be Brent Bon Harjo, Brandon Harjo, Jeremy McIntosh, Darrien McIntosh, Jared McIntosh, and J.B. McIntosh.

Funeral services were scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Spring Baptist Church. Bro. Faron Coody, Rev. Kellos Walker and Brother Frank Moppin officiated and burial followed at Spring Church Cemetery.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Richard Harjo

Richard Harjo, 86, longtime area resident died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

He was born Nov. 13, 1926 in Konawa, Okla. to Velma (Cosar) Harjo and Sundy Harjo.

On June 10, 1949 he married Elizabeth Deer in Seminole, Okla.

He was the plant manager for Quality Drum Company in Oklahoma City until his retirement.

He was a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma (Eufaula Band).

Survivors include three sons, Sandy Harjo of Oklahoma City, Okla., Richard Harjo of Oklahoma City, Okla., Bobby Harjo of Shiprock, N.M.; two step-sons, Bill Tiger of Noble, Okla., Charles Deer of Sherman, Tex.; five daughters, Liz Wesley of Shawnee, Okla., Linda Gonzalez of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Birdie Martinez of Oklahoma City, Okla., Grace Trevizo of Oklahoma City, Okla., Brenda Harjo of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two brothers, Luther Harjo of Tulsa, Okla., Raymond Harjo of Mounds, Okla.; one sister, Naomi Jacobs of Earlsboro, Okla.; 33 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.

She was preceded in death by his parents, Sundy and Velma (Cosar) Harjo; his wife, Elizabeth (Deer) Harjo; one daughter, Bonnie McClure; two sisters, Abby Harjo and Louisa Billie; four grandchildren, Christian Lusty, Kutcha Harjo, Joseph Harjo and Kimberly Clark; and by one great-granddaughter, Ava Harjo.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Okla. Rev. Ernest Best will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Snake Creek Indian Baptist Church Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Robert Johnson, Tyler Hockenberry, Jeremy Harjo, Michael Harjo, Josh Lowing and Raymond Lewis.

Honorary bearers will be Richard "Jiggs" Lusty Jr., Wesley Romirez, Anthony Hawkins and Martine Carreon.

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

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

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Richard Harjo

Richard Bon Harjo, went home to be with the Lord on April 26, 2013 at his residence in Sasakwa, Okla. at the age of 81 years.

He was born April 1, 1932 to the late Babe Harjo and Josie Stout Harjo.

He worked for SE Incorporated Factory in Wewoka for many years.

His passion was sports, he was an avid Thunder and OU fan, along with watching wrestling, spending time with his family at cookouts and gospel singing, and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He was a member of Spring Baptist Church.

Preceding Richard in death are his parents; brother, Leslie Harjo; sisters, Elizabeth Camp, Madaline Harrison and Patsy Wolf.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Harjo of the home; children, Sharon Johnson of Holdenville, Richard Bon Harjo Jr. of Yukon, Geraldine Harjo and husband Gene of Shawnee, Gerald Harjo and wife, Elaine of Latta, Okla., Ralphalita McIntosh and fiance, Miguel Maldonaldo of Oklahoma City, and Sonya Harjo of Shawnee, Okla.; fifteen grandchildren and numerous adopted grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Clifford Barnett and wife, Sue of Seminole, Winfred Harjo of Ada, Betty McGillbert and husband Wallace of Shiprock, N.M., Shirley Clayton, Anita Lyons, and Janie Newby all of Ada, Okla., numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Taylor, Vernon Harjo, Lloyd Harjo, Randy Turner, Gene Harjo, and Miguel Maldonaldo.

Honorary bearers will be Brent Bon Harjo, Brandon Harjo, Jeremy McIntosh, Darrien McIntosh, Jared McIntosh, and J.B. McIntosh.

Funeral services were scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Spring Baptist Church, with Bro. Faron Coody, Rev. Kellos Walker and Brother Frank Moppin officiated and burial followed at Spring Church Cemetery.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Richy Harjo

 

Richy Lee Harjo, age 46 and a resident of Wewoka, Okla., passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013 at his home in Wewoka.

A wake service is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 9th at High Springs Baptist Church of Konawa.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 10th at the church under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Jimsey Harjo and Houston Tiger will officiate.

Pallbearers are Winfred Harjo, Cory Gipson, Brandon Harjo, Johnnie Harjo, Bryant Panoske, and Andy Panoske.

Honorary pallbearers are Ronald Gipson, Francisco Porrus, Daryl Chisolm, Jonathon Walker, Micah Panoske, and Elijah Panoske.

He was born July 16, 1966 in Wewoka, Okla. to Almond James Harjo and Joanna Rose (Wolf) Harjo.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Panoske of the home; step-father, John Harjo of Ada, Okla.; one aunt ; two brothers, James Harjo of Tonkawa, Okla. and Jeremy "Bear" Harjo of Ada, Okla.; three sisters, Jimmie Lou and Johnnie Harjo of Tonkawa, Okla., Tammy Harjo and Anthony Gipson of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Juanita and Ronald Gipson of Sasakwa, Okla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Almond and Joanna Harjo; one sister, Charolette Harjo; and nieces, Beth Ann Harjo and Tisha Gipson.

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Rosie Harjo

Rosie Lee (Cosar) Harjo, 69, resident of Konawa, Okla., died Monday, June 17 at her home.

A Wake service is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 at Swearingen Home Chapel in Konawa.

A second wake service is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 20th at High Springs Baptist Church of Konawa.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21 at the Church. Rev. Jimsey Harjo and Rev. Dorsey Nero will officiate.

Pallbearers are Keith Billie, Rick Pemberton, R.D. Coody, Travis Hunter, David Farmer, and Kevin Chapman.

Burial will follow at the Cosar Family Cemetery located North of the Church.

Honorary Pallbearers are Keith Billie, Skip Foster, Herman Foster, Richard Bounds, Dennis Billie, and Keith Billie, II.

She was born Feb. 10, 1944 in Talihina, Okla. to Bunnie Cosar and Lizzie (Factor) Cosar.

She married Donald Harjo who preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by one son, Keith Billie of Konawa, Okla.; five daughters, Becky Pemberton of Konawa, Wanda Coody also of Konawa, Tonya Chapman of Konawa, Regina Chase The Bear of Ponca City, Okla., and Tisha Farmer of Allen, Okla.; one brother, Toby Cosar of Collinsville, Okla.; one sister, Francis Osborne of Konawa; 18 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bunnie and Lizzie Cosar; her husband, Donald Harjo; one daughter; two sisters and one brother.

Harjo

 

 

 

Joyce Harper

Joyce L. (Gilbert) Harper, 79, former resident of Konawa, Okla. died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa, and burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate.

Pallbearers are Gary Harper, John Gilbert, Jr., Adam Harper, Logan Harper, Gary Saunders, and Cade Harper.

She was born Sept. 2, 1933 in Siloam Springs, Ark. to Orville Gilbert and Opal (Brown) Gilbert.

She graduated from high school in Shawnee and married Andrew Harper in 1951.

She worked as a wiring technician for Western Electric and also made equipment for Southwestern Bell.

She is survived by one son, Gary Harper of Choctaw, Okla.; one brother, John Gilbert of Powderly, Tex.; two sisters, Mildred Pratt of Paris, Tex. and Doris Major of Dallas, Tex.; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Opal Gilbert; her husband, Andrew Harper; and one son, Tony Harper.

Harper

 

 

 

Harold Harris

Sept. 30, 1926 – Aug. 2, 2013

Harold Clifton Harris, 86, was born Sept. 30, 1926 in Konawa, Okla. to Jack Vince and Mary Alice (Spencer) Harris. 

He attended school in Konawa and New Lima. 

In 1944, he married Juanita Beavers in Seminole. 

Shortly after their marriage, he joined the US Navy and was sent to the Phillipines serving on Leyte and Samar. 

At the end of WWII, he returned to Honolulu aboard the USS Gilliam, which was later sunk at Eniwitok while testing the atomic bomb.

He returned to Seminole in 1946 working at Bovaird Supply. He worked for Sinclair Oil as a roustabout, pulling unit operator, and gang pusher until 1967. He was then promoted and transferred to Crooks Gap, Wyoming in 1967, working as an assistant foreman.  

In 1970, he was moved to another field, enlarging his territory, and in 1971 he was promoted to Production Foreman and transferred to Gillette, Wyo. 

In January of 1974, he was promoted to District Superintendent for western Wyoming and southern Montana, and moved to Hamilton Dome Field near Thermopolis, Wyo.

While in Wyoming, Harold served on the Bureau of Land Management Board. In 1978 he was Vice-Chairman of the South Big Horn Basin API Chapter. In 1979, he served as Chairman.

After retirement, he returned to Seminole. He was a life-time member of the VFW, a member of the American Legion, and a Charter Member of the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. 

Harold loved playing golf, fishing, and hunting. During the years he lived in Wyoming, he was fortunate enough to harvest several deer, elk, and a bull moose.

Harold passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at Oklahoma City, Okla.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Dorothy Harris; his wife of almost 70 years, Juanita Harris; and son-in-law, John Baker.

He is survived by a daughter, Natalie Baker of Seminole; granddaughter, Sharon Racine and husband, Dana of Massachusetts; grandson, Jarrod Baker of Shawnee; and two great-grandchildren, Genevieve Racine and Isaac Racine of Massachusetts.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 10:30 am in the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Marvin Kehl. Burial with military honors will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

Harris

 

 

 

Jeff Harris

Jeff Rodney Harris, a Sasakwa resident died in his home Dec. 30, 2012.

He was born to Jack "Podge" Harris and Joyce Clark Harris in Ada on Mar. 31, 1959.

He attended and graduated from Sasakwa High School.

Survivors include sons, Bert Harris and Bo Harris both of Sasakwa; one brother, Jack Harris of Seminole; and one grandchild.

Services will be held at the Stout-Phillips Chapel in Wewoka on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2012 at 1:00 pm. with burial in the Vamoosa Cemetery.

Rev. Jimmy Freeman will officiate.

Pallbearers include Monty Armstrong, Shawn Green, Victor Johnson, Freddy Carpenter, Chad Schweinle, and Larry Weger.

Honorary bearers will be Kip Osborn, Mark McFerran, Gary Kilpatrick and Jay Lewis.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Harris

 

 

 

Debbie Harrison

Debbie Lynn Harrison, 56, longtime Wewoka resident died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at her home.

Debbie was born on May 16, 1956 in Wewoka to Frank and Ora (Dutey) Chesser.

As a child, Debbie overcame Polio and many of the hardships that went with that disease, through her faith in God.

She attended Wewoka schools and graduated.

Later she attended East Central University where she received a Bachelors degree in Human Service Counseling.

She was a current employee of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, where she specialized in elderly and people who were disabled. She had worked for 12 years for the department and all her clients loved her dearly.

Debbie was a Christian and loved teaching Sunday school; she was the type of person who always wanted to learn something new.

She loved to read, crochet, sew, cook, and photography; she loved to take pictures and study photos.

She will always be remembered by her family as a loving wife and a #1 mother, who taught her children well.

She married Richard Harrison on July 30, 1974 in Wewoka.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Harrison of the home; three sons and daughters-in law, Richard Jay and Sherry Harrison of Wewoka, Jason Christoper and Carrie Harrison of Holdenville and Justin Anthony and Holly Harrison of Seminole; a daughter, Laura Elizabeth Harrison of the home.

She is also survived by her brothers, Larry Chesser and his wife Sadie of Wewoka, Bill Chesser and his wife Carolyn of Wewoka, Benny Chesser of Seminole, Okla. and Frankie Chesser and his wife Julie of Wewoka; her sisters, Maxine Nunn of Seminole, Minnie Sue Morphis of Cromwell, Okla. and Priscilla Ann Morphis and her husband Robert of Bearden, Okla. Her nine grandchildren, Mekaela, Dalton, Alessa, Allison, Cassidy, Gabby, Leia, Gabriel and Isaiah Harrison; and one great-grandchildren Jesse Harrison also survive her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five infant siblings; one brother, Jimmy Leon Chesser; and one sister, Peggy Lou Harmon.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church, with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Richard Jay Harrison, Jason Harrison, Jsutin Harrison, Brandon Chesser, Tim Chesser and Andy Chesser.

Honorary bearers will be Tony Chesser, Steven Chesser, Eugene Chesser, Bob Chesser, David Garlett, Larry Chesser, Jr., Dean Walker and Robert Cranford.

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

Harrison

 

 

 

Allen Harvey Jr.

Allen "Buford" Harvey, Jr., 54, lifelong Seminole resident died, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at his home in Seminole.

Buford was born Oct. 24, 1959 in Seminole to A.B. and Wanda Harvey.

Buford grew up in the Seminole, Bowlegs area and attended Bowlegs Schools and graduated from Bowlegs High School in 1977.

He was a member of the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church.

He worked for many years with his father at Eastern Oilwell Cementing Company in Seminole.

He loved to fish, spend time with his children and friends, play Chinese checkers with his Mother, play the violin, and chase storms.

Buford was a man who loved people and was always ready to help someone in need, especially pull them out of the snow or mud when stuck from the bad weather.

He was known as a friend to everyone.

Buford is survived by his wife, Tracy Lynn (Burgin) Harvey, they had been together since 1990, she survives him of the home; his two sons, Allen Buford Harvey IV and his wife Libby of Shawnee, Lloyd Thomas Harvey of the home; his two daughters, Vanessa Harvey and Clint Fowler of Tuttle and Sabrina Harvey of Seminole; his parents, A.B. and Wanda Harvey of Seminole; his sister, Rita Barrett of Seminole; and four grandchildren, Aiden, Addi, Maddi and Keegon; along with aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a infant son, Allen Buford Harvey III; his grandparents, J.H. and Roxy Davis who lived in Bowlegs; and Roy and Lola Harvey who lived in Seminole.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at the Bowlegs Assembley of God Church in Highway 99 South, with Dr. Jack Medlock officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Doug Presley, Jackie Jones, Buford Harvey, Tyler Richardson, L.T. Harvey, Edward Bruno and Shawn Clark.

Honorary bearers will be Jim Brawning, Ollie Mainard, Jeff Cavet, Jerry Brashears, Rick Jones, Jake Stewart, David Adams, John Barrett, Micah Barrett and Clint Fowler, Steve Roberson and Ronnie Richardson.

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

Harvey

 

 

 

Viola Hatfield

Viola M (Jensen) Hatfield passed away on Monday, Oct. 1st, 2013 in Holdenville, Okla.

She was born Oct. 6, 1914 in Philadelphia, Pa.

Vi graduated from Somerville New Jersey High School and began her working career at W.T. Grant Co. in Philadelphia where she met Glenn I. Hatfield, they married Aug. 3, 1937.

They had two sons, Kenneth and Bruce and moved to Wewoka in 1948.

They owned and operated Myles Dress Shop until 1970.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Wewoka.

Vi enjoyed swimming, reading, solving puzzles as well as many travels with Glenn and her sister Lillian.

Preceding Vi in death are parents; husband, Glen; son, Bruce; sister, Lillian Vallette; and brother, Carl Jensen.

She is survived by son, Ken Hatfield of Wewoka.

A Memorial service was scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Greg Amen officiating.

Arrangements were by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Hatfield

 

 

 

Cookie Hawkins

Cookie Hawkins, 85
Feb. 24, 1928 - July 12, 2013

Cookie Hawkins, 85 year-old long time Seminole county resident passed away, Friday July 12, 2013 at Seminole, Okla. 

She was born Feb. 24, 1928 in Oklahoma City, Okla. to parents, Carl Vincent Boggess and Edith Evelyn (Strait) Boggess.

Cookie married Arvel Lee Hawkins on Sept. 24, 1944.

They moved to Seminole in 1952 from California.

She was a homemaker who loved to crochet, canning vegetables from her garden.

Cookie's largest investment was always in her family and friends.

Cookie is survived by her husband, Arvel of the home; four daughters, Shay Haworth of Naples, Fla., Joy Blanton and her husband, James of Seminole, Okla., Linda Moore of Seminole, Okla., Vicki Webb and her husband, Ron of Lindsey, Okla.; eight grandchildren, Hollie Johnson and her husband, Darian of Seminole, Okla., Marc Hailey of Houston, Tex., Don Haworth of Moore, Okla., Missy Goodnight and her husband, Travis of Alma, Ark., Jason Blanton of Shawnee, Okla., Bryan Guthrie and his wife, Paulette of Seminole, Okla., Kelly Hamm and her husband, Chad of Shawnee, Okla. and Kristen Cowell and her husband, Jeff of Seminole, Okla.

Cookie is also survived by numerous great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and special friend, Gladys Brinsfield of Seminole, Okla.

Cookie was preceded in death by her great-great grandson, Trenton "Tag" Godwin on March 6, 2012.

Memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Hawkins

 

 

 

Marcella Haycox

Marcella Ann (Wakatani) "Marcy" Haycox, 51, Oklahoma City resident and former Seminole County resident died Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born May 25, 1962 in Holdenville, Okla. to Kiyoshi Wakatani and Lola Kristine (Lindsey) Wakatani.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her mother, Kristine Lindsey of Chicago, Ill., four daughters, Lola Wakatani of Birchwood, Tenn., Jessica Vickery-Wakatani of Lawton, Okla., Dorlia Haycox of Bethany, Okla. and Shawna Haycox of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one brother, Michael Wakatani of Chicago, Ill.; three sisters, Gretchen Wakatani of Appleton, Wis., Dorena Nero of Chicago, Illi., Tina Wakatani of Houston, Tex., and seven grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her father, Kiyoshi Wakatani.

A wake service is scheduled for Monday, July 15, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel at 6:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole, Okla. with Rev. Eddie Joe Lindsey officiating. Interment will follow at Lindsey Family Cemetery north of Wewoka, Okla.

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

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

Haycox

 

 

 

Lucy Hayes

Lucy Ima Jean Hayes, 79, former Seminole County resident died Friday, July 5, 2013 at her home in Shawnee, Okla. 

She was born Jan. 23, 1934 in Konawa, Okla. to John Oliver and Annie Ruth (Gentry) Mcbroom.

She married Charlie Hayes on Feb. 5, 1949 in Oklahoma City, Okla. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charlie; her parents, John and Annie Ruth (Gentry) Mcbroom; two brothers, Ed and Orion Mcbroom; and three sisters, Louise, Grace and Ruth.

She was a home health care provider.

She is survived by three daughters, Karen Hohuliack of Ponca City, Okla., Diane Sholler of Indio, Calif. and Marilyn Rosales of Salten City, Calif.; sister, Cumi Kirkman of Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 12, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Ray Wade officiating the service.  Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee.

Casket bearers will be Diana Flores, Irma Sanchez, Anita Hayes, Tonya Partin, Tomas Sanchez and Paul Austin.

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

Hayes

 

 

 

Bobby Hays

Bobby Gene Hays, long time Seminole county resident passed away Friday, May 17, 2013 in Okemah, Okla. at the age of 80.

Bobby was born April 3, 1933 in Hughes County to parents, Bedford Hays and Opal (Smith) Hays.

Bobby served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956 where he earned the rank of Sergeant First Class and later he joined the National Guard Unit in Wewoka, Okla.

Bobby graduated for Yeager High School, moved to Seminole in October of 1962 from Holdenville, Okla.

He was a member of the Episcopal Church, a charter member of the Elks Lodge, he was a union steward for the Teamsters Truckers Union and met with union officials during all contract negotiations.

He also loved playing golf.

Bobby was employed with Wonder Bread for 33 years. He started as a route salesman, where he was promoted to branch manger and then retired in 1995 as a district supervisor.

Bobby married Juanita Carlton on Oct. 12, 1966 in Holdenville, Okla.

Bobby is survived by his wife, Juanita Hays; one son, Jonathan Hays and his wife Tonya of Alma, Ark.; three brothers, Tommy Hays, Jerry Hays both of Oklahoma City, Okla. and David Hays of Denton, Tex.; two sisters, Jewel Babiak of Hennessey, Okla. and Darlene Hays of Carrolton, Tex.; one daughter-in-law, Elisha Hays of Seminole, Okla.; four grandchildren, Justin Hays and his wife Suzanne of Alma, Ark., Zachary Hays of Alma, Ark., Tanner Hays of Seminole, Okla. and Matthew Hays of Seminole, Okla.

Bobby was preceded in death by son, Timothy Carlton Hays.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the Strothers Historic Chapel inside Maple Grove Cemetery.

Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Okla. is in charge of arrangements.

Hays

 

 

 

Luster Heffley

Luster Lee Heffley, 84 year-old, Maud, Oklahoma resident passed from this life on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at his home in Maud.

He was born Aug. 15, 1929 in Seminole, Okla. to parents Rancie Charley "Rance" Heffley and Neather Ethel (Mitchell) Heffley.

Luster graduated from Harjo High School in 1948 and went on to join the United States Army.

He married Joyce Ruth Renfro on April 6, 1950 in Chandler, Okla.

Luster went on to earn his Associates degree in Business from Seminole State College.

Sadly his wife Joyce preceded him in death on Sept. 26, 2012 after 62 years of marriage.

Following his service to our country Luster worked as a ground safety specialist at Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City, Okla. until his retirement in 1987.

Luster had also served on the Maud Public School Board of Education for many years.

He later worked as a bus driver for Maud Public Schools for several years.

Luster had served as the Mayor of Maud and was also a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church where he served the Lord in many capacities including, serving as a Deacon and as the Church Treasurer.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Lance Heffley and his wife Teresa of McLoud, Okla.; two daughters and son-in-law, Susan Williams and her husband Frank of Maud, Lisa Prince of Maud; three brothers, Marvin Heffley of Maud, Robert Heffley of Tishomingo, Okla., Donnie Heffley of Shawnee, Okla.; two sisters, Fern Mayo of Lawton, Okla., Martha Lewis of Tex.; seven grandchildren, Cody Williams, Jessie Williams, Darin Heffley, Eddie Heffley, Chris Edwards, Jason Wolf, and Ashley Parris; five great-grandchildren, Gavin Williams, Jaxon Williams, Jesslyn Williams, Lyric Wolf, Liberty Wolf and on great-grandchild is on the way.

Luster was prededed in death by his parents; his wife Joyce Heffley; one brother, Chester Heffley; and two sisters, Revenia Vance and Shirley Coon.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud. Glen Williams will officiate the service.

Casket bearers will be Cody Williams, Jessie Williams, Darin Heffley, Jason Wolf, Caleb Parris and Eddie Heffley.

Honorary bearers will be Frank Williams, Gavin Williams and Chris Edwards.

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

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

Heffley

 

 

 

Betsy Hewitt

Funeral services for Betsy Sue Hewitt will be held Monday, March 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Greenleaf Baptist Church in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Little Quarsity Cemetery in Seminole County.

Wake services will be held Sunday, March 10, 2103 from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah.

Betsy was born Aug. 10, 1942 in Seminole County, Okla. to Billy Hale and Lucy (Coker) Hale.

She died Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at her home in Okemah at the age of 70.

She was a longtime resident of the Okemah area and was a former home health care worker.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Melford Hewitt; one sister, Mary Randall and two brothers, Anderson and Jacob Hale.

Survivors include her two daughters, Betsy Varner of Okemah and Candice Cheatwood of Okemah; one step-daughter, Delores Early of Okemah; three brothers, Donald, David and Jasper Hale all of Okemah; four sisters, Joyce Hale of Okemah, Maggie Coon of Cromwell, Carolyn Tucker of Okemah and Marie Berryhill of Okemah; and one grandson.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Franklin and Nathan Lowe, Dustin Tucker, Willie Hale, Kuskvna Deere and Victor Berryhill.

Honorary bearers include Joe Cheatwood, Cunnar Varner, Manuel Coon and Phillip Deere.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Rev. Fred Lindsey.

Viewing and Visitation will be Saturday, 12:00 until 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com

Gary Hicks

Gary Hicks, publisher of The Lone Grove Ledger, died March 23, 2013. He was 68.

Hicks was born on June 28, 1944, in Jimtown, Okla.

He earned his Bachelor of Business from North Texas State University in Denton, Tex. And did master’s work in journalism at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla.

A Vietnam veteran, he served in Saigon.

He married his wife of 38 years, Linda Sue Batchelor in Dallas, Tex., on Dec. 28, 1974. The couple moved to Marietta in 1976 to open the first of three pizzerias.

On March 16, 1980, the Hicks moved to Lone Grove and on Jan. 5, 1983, they established and published their first edition of The Lone Grove Ledger.

In 1985, they added Quality Printing and Graphic Design to their publishing company.

Gary was a charter member of the Kiwanis Club of Lone Grove, and a founder of the Lone Grove Chamber of Commerce.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; two granddaughters, Kristin Hicks Underwood of Seminole and Bethany Hicks of Tecumseh; a grandson, Tyler Hicks of the home in Lone Grove; a great-granddaughter; sister, Maxine Reed of Ardmore; and brother, Glyn Edward Hicks of Marietta.

Services were held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the First Baptist Church, 16773 U.S. Highway 70, in Lone Grove.

Dave ‘Roman’ Hill

One Seminole resident will leave a hole in the lives of many, many people as he leaves this earth to enter his eternal life.

Dave "Roman" Hill, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013 at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City; he was 66 years old.

He will be joining his wife, Dora "Tootsie" May (Carbitcher) Hill, who preceded him in death October 3, 2009. Loving, devoted parents, now angels in heaven, will be watching over and protecting the family they have left behind.

Hill was a loving husband, supportive father, brother, uncle, devoted grandfather, and dear friend.

A man with a constant smile on his face and a devilish twinkle in his eyes, Hill would always have a few minutes to speak to anyone or everyone who came around him.

He was an outgoing guy who took the time to help others and loved so many, never asking for anything in return.

Hill loved teasing and joking with his family and those closest to him.

Along with his huge smile, endless hugs and boisterous laughter, he was the leader of his family and they respected that position.

"He was a really great guy," said Seminole Police Lieutenant Tommy Mackey. "I never saw him without a smile on his face."

Born Dec. 18, 1946 in Hanna, Okla. to Jack Isaac and Mary (Proctor) Hill, he called the Seminole area home for over 40 years.

Hill not only cared for his family, he served his country for over 20 years in the military. Enlisted in the Army and the National Guard, he retired as a Sergeant,

He served in Vietnam and Desert Storm, during his military career.

Hill was a member of Trenton Baptist Church and also attended Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church in Wewoka.

As a man of many talents, he liked to keep to the old Indian traditions of the Muskogee/Creek tribe. He also belonged to the Tallahassee Wvkokaye Ceremonial Ground.

Hill loved to attend the Indian pastimes of the stomp dance and pow-wows. He also enjoyed making the women’s turtle shells for the dances as well as the traditional balls used in stick ball games.

But a big part of his love and life was playing with his grandchildren, whom he enjoyed having around him. He loved spending time with his children and attending ballgames.

Hill was a major OU football fan and a big Thunder Basketball fan. He would good-naturedly rib anyone who thought otherwise.

On Nov. 12, 1971 Hill married "Tootsie" in Bowlegs, OK; together they raised seven children and helped raise grandchildren.

"Those little ones are our blessings," he would say.

Those left behind to mourn the loss of a wonderful man are: four sons, Michael "Rabbit" Hill and Bea Fry of Dewar, Okla., Jack Hill of Seminole, Isaac Hill of Ada, OK and Davy "Buffalo" Hill, Jr. and Audrey McCall of Glenpool, OK; three daughters, Sally "Tooter" and Jason Browning, Natasha "Tasha" Hill, and Kristy Hill all of Seminole, five brothers, Jacob and Marcie Hill of Dewar, OK, Josie Hill of Sulphur, OK, Billy and Maria Hill and Unice Hill both of Okmulgee, OK, and Chapman Hill of Bristow, OK, three sisters, Lillie Hill of Checotah, OK, Amy Hill of Okemah, OK, and Maxine Hill of Weleetka, OK; twenty-one grandchildren, Wynter "Mockingbird", Summer "Mes’ke", Marion "Chebon" Wind and Christian "Hoktuce" Wind-Brauning, Gavin and Jared Hill, Alesha Hill, and Jon-Jon "Possum" Arredondo, all of Seminole; Eman Fry of Dewar, OK, Lindsey Nicole Dennison of Sapulpa, OK, Elijah "Sioux", Dominic "Winnie", Hannah "Triple H", Isaac Jack "Old Man Hill all of Ada, OK, Matthew Kobe Hill of Wewoka, Daven "Chunda" Darrin "Chubby", Dallon Hill all of Fort Hodd, TX, Ryleigh "Abella", Chloie "Clara" Hill both of Paden, OK, Davy Roman "Lil Buff" Hill III of Glenpool, OK; two great grandchildren, Gracelynn May Hill and Aaliyah Raghoebar, both of Seminole.

Other survivors include brother-in-laws Freeland "Rusty" Carbitcher of Shawnee, Jimpsey "Bogi" Carbitcher, Seminole, and Cooky "Toby" Carbitcher, of Lawton; sister-in-laws, Pat Larney of Shawnee, Betty Jean "Tina" and Gene Wahweah of El Reno, Marina "Tollie" and Roger Butler of Bowlegs, Serena "DoeDo" and Dewayne Scott; Nettie "B-girl" and David W. Haney Sr. all of Seminole, as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Hill was preceded in death by his wife, Dora May "Tootsie" Hill; his parents, Jack Isaac and Mary Hill; two brothers, Benji Hill and Dave Sonny Hill; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jimpsey and Nancy Mae Carbitcher; and brother-in-law Younger "Sonny" Carbitcher.

Visitors are encouraged to lift up the family in prayers as well as join in the traditional Indian customs of visitation.

Hill will be taken to his daughter’s home at 11475 NS 3510 #201 in Earlsboro at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 10.

He will remain there until Friday at 4 p.m. He will then be moved to the Sandcreek Eufaula Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Traditional Indian customs will be ongoing throughout the week. Wake services will begin Friday evening, April 12 at Sandcreek.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Sandcreek Eufaula Baptist Church with burial to follow at Jimmy Carbitcher Family Cemetery in Bowlegs.

Military honors will be followed to respect the years and devotion he gave to his country.

Rev. Jimsey Harjo and Rev. Houston Tiger will officiate.

Brandon "Huba" Harjo, Rylan "Goo" Mack, Benny Tiger, J.C. Simpson, Ruben Proctor and Jimmy Tiger will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers are B.J. Hill, Sherman Hill, Saul Hill, Steve Hill, Shawn Hill, Jeff Hill and Joe Sulphur.

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

Messages of condolence may be sent through www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

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Dave ‘Roman’ Hill

One Seminole resident will leave a hole in the lives of many, many people as he leaves this earth to enter his eternal life.

Dave "Roman" Hill, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013 at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City; he was 66 years old.

He will be joining his wife, Dora "Tootsie" May (Carbitcher) Hill, who preceded him in death October 3, 2009. Loving, devoted parents, now angels in heaven, will be watching over and protecting the family they have left behind.

Hill was a loving husband, supportive father, brother, uncle, devoted grandfather, and dear friend.

A man with a constant smile on his face and a devilish twinkle in his eyes, Hill would always have a few minutes to speak to anyone or everyone who came around him.

He was an outgoing guy who took the time to help others and loved so many, never asking for anything in return.

Hill loved teasing and joking with his family and those closest to him.

Along with his huge smile, endless hugs and boisterous laughter, he was the leader of his family and they respected that position.

"He was a really great guy," said Seminole Police Lieutenant Tommy Mackey. "I never saw him without a smile on his face."

Born Dec. 18, 1947 in Hanna, Okla. to Jack Isaac and Mary (Proctor) Hill, he called the Seminole area home for over 40 years.

Hill not only cared for his family, he served his country for over 20 years in the military. Enlisted in the Army and the National Guard, he retired as a Sergeant,

He served in Vietnam and Desert Storm, during his military career.

Hill was a member of Trenton Baptist Church and also attended Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church in Wewoka.

As a man of many talents, he liked to keep to the old Indian traditions of the Muskogee/Creek tribe. He also belonged to the Tallahassee Wvkokaye Ceremonial Ground.

Hill loved to attend the Indian pastimes of the stomp dance and pow-wows. He also enjoyed making the women’s turtle shells for the dances as well as the traditional balls used in stick ball games.

But a big part of his love and life was playing with his grandchildren, whom he enjoyed having around him. He loved spending time with his children and attending ballgames.

Hill was a major OU football fan and a big Thunder Basketball fan. He would good-naturedly rib anyone who thought otherwise.

On Nov. 12, 1971 Hill married "Tootsie" in Bowlegs, OK; together they raised seven children and helped raise grandchildren.

"Those little ones are our blessings," he would say.

Those left behind to mourn the loss of a wonderful man are: four sons, Michael "Rabbit" Hill and Bea Fry and Jack Hill, both of Seminole, Isaac Hill of Ada, OK and Davy "Buffalo" Hill, Jr. and Audrey McCall of Glenpool, OK; three daughters, Sally "Tooter" and Jason Browning, Natasha "Tasha" Hill, and Kristy Hill all of Seminole, five brothers, Jacob and Marcie Hill of Dewar, OK, Josie Hill of Sulphur, OK, Billy and Maria Hill and Unice Hill both of Okmulgee, OK, and Chapman Hill of Bristow, OK, three sisters, Lillie Hill of Checotah, OK, Amy Hill of Okemah, OK, and Maxine Hill of Weleetka, OK; twenty-one grandchildren, Wynter "Mockingbird", Summer "Mye’ke", Marion "Chebon" Wind and Christian "Hoktuce" Wind-Brauning, Gavin and Jared Hill, Alesha Hill, and Jon-Jon "Possum" Arredondo, all of Seminole; Eman Fry of Dewar, OK, Lindsey Nicole Dennison of Sapulpa, OK, Elijiah "Sioux", Dominic "Winnie", Hannah "Triple H", Isaac Jack "Old Man Hill all of Ada, OK, Matthew Kobe Hill of Wewoka, Daven "Chunda" Darrin "Chubby", Dallon Hill all of Fort Hodd, TX, Ryleigh "Abella", Chloie "Clara" Hill both of Paden, OK, Davy Roman "Lil Buff" Hill III of Glenpool, OK; two great grandchildren, Gracelynn May Hill and Aaliyah Raghoebar, both of Seminole.

Other survivors include brother-in-laws Freeland "Rusty" Carbitcher of Shawnee, Jimpsey "Bogi" Carbitcher, Seminole, and Cooky "Toby" Carbitcher, of Lawton; sister-in-laws, Pat Larney of Shawnee, Betty Jean "Tina" and Gene Wahweah of El Reno, Marina "Tollie" and Roger Butler of Bowlegs, Serena "DoDo" and Dewayne Scott; Nettie "B-girl" and David W. Haney Sr. all of Seminole, as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Hill was preceded in death by his wife, Dora May "Tootsie" Hill; his parents, Jack Isaac and Mary Hill; two brothers, Benji Hill and Dave Sonny Hill; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jimpsey and Nancy Mae Carbitcher; and brother-in-law Younger "Sonny" Carbitcher.

Visitors are encouraged to lift up the family in prayers as well as join in the traditional Indian customs of visitation.

Hill will be taken to his daughter’s home at 11475 NS 3510 #201 in Earlsboro at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 10.

He will remain there until Friday at 4 p.m. He will then be moved to the Sandcreek Eufaula Baptist Church in Wewoka.

Traditional Indian customs will be ongoing throughout the week. Wake services will begin Friday evening, April 12 at Sandcreek.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Sandcreek Eufaula Baptist Church with burial to follow at Jimmy Carbitcher Family Cemetery in Bowlegs.

Military honors will be followed to respect the years and devotion he gave to his country.

Rev. Jimsey Harjo and Rev. Houston Tiger will officiate.

Brandon "Huba" Harjo, Rylan "Goo" Mack, Benny Tiger, J.C. Simpson, Ruben Proctor and Jimmy Tiger will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers are B.J. Hill, Sherman Hill, Saul Hill, Steve Hill, Shawn Hill, Jeff Hill and Joe Sulphur.

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

Messages of condolence may be sent through www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

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Wilson Hill

Wilson Hill, 81, longtime Seminole area resident died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 in Holdenville General Hospital.

Mr. Hill was living in Wewoka at the time of his death.

Wilson was born on June 30, 1931 in Hannah, Okla. to Samson and Rosanna (Brown) Hill.

Mr. Hill was a storm door and window installer for the Nash Company in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Mr. Hill served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and received the Purple Heart.

He loved to read his bible and attended area stomp dances. He loved fishing and his grandchildren.

Wilson was survived by his wife, Mary Larney of Seminole, Okla., two sons, Solomon Hill of Oklahoma City, Okla. and William Hill of Owasso, Okla. and his brother, Benjamin Hill of Wetumka, Okla.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Deidra, James Waylon Buckner, Tyler Star, William Samson Hill and Shayde Ann Hill.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18,
2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating.

There will be a wake service, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with Rev. Bill Hobia officiating at the wake service.

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

Hill

 

 

 

Christine Hinesley

Christine Hinesley, 64 of Sapulpa passed on Friday, April 5, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Okla.

She was born on Sept. 27, 1948 in Seminole, Okla. to Jess and Pauline (Harjo) Williams.

She was retired as an LPN.

She was a member of the Westside Freewill Baptist Churchin Sapulpa, Okla.

She has resided in the Sapulpa community since 1976.

She attended two years of college.

She enjoyed doing crafts, sewing, gardening, outdoors, horse riding and watching PBR. She was a good Christian lady.

She was married to her husband, Ronald R. Hinesley on July 3, 1984.

She is survived by husband, Ronald R. Hinesley of Sapulpa, Okla.; daughter, Xan Wood and son-in-law, David Wood, Jr. of Bristow, Okla.; granddaughter, Madison Jackson and husband, Marcus Jackson of Tulsa, Okla.; grandson, Private First Class Mathew Wood and wife Maricca of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.; great-granddaughter, Jessica Jackson and great-grandson, Haiden Jackson; son, Travis Hinesley and daughter-in-law, Kristi Hinesley of Broken Arrow, Okla.; grandson, Brayden Hinesley, granddaughter, Gabby Spencer, grandson, Caleb Hinesley and grandson, Garrett Hinesley; daughter, Kelley Treece and son-in-law, Paul Treece of Tulsa, Okla.; granddaughter, Calista Treece, grandson, Logan Treece, grandson, Joshua Treece.

She is also survived by her siblings, (Big Baby) Nowatha Cope of Checotah, Okla.; (Baby) Sue Caldwell of Greenwood, S.C.; (Sister) Loisetta Nix of Seminole, Okla.; and (Sonny Boy) James Williams of Wewoka, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jess Williams; mother, Pauline (Harjo) Williams Deere; step-father, Buster Deere; sister, Maxine Hines and sister, Irene Prust.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Westside Freewill Baptist Church, 1403 S. Cheyenne Rd., Sapulpa, Okla. Officiating will be the Reverends Millard McGuire and Jarrod Vanderslice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Sapulpa, Okla.

Hinesley

 

 

 

Dawn Hisey

 

Dawn Lynn Hisey, 55, of Custer City, OK passed away September 21, 2013. She was born May 13, 1958 to William O’Donnell and Linda Wheeler in Wewoka, OK. Dawn is survived by her children, Chad O’Donnell, and Pacy Gomez; 5 grandchildren, Gessica and Devon O’Donnell, Dagen Diego, Dylan Gomez; father, Don O’Donnell and wife Nancy; mother, Linda Gwaltney; two brothers, Ralph O’Donnell, and Mike O’Donnell; niece and nephews, Aaron O’Donnell and Alyson Hamilton. Arrangements were provided by John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel, Moore, OK.

 

 

 

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Lorene Holland

Lorene Holland a Seminole resident passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 in Seminole at the age of 98.

Mrs. Holland was born Oct. 6, 1914 in Crowder, Okla. to parents, Dave Alexander Gibson and Minnie Lee (Krebs) Gibson Marshall.

Mrs. Holland was a former hairstylist and a member of First Baptist Church of Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Clyde Bonner and Raymond Holland, and her niece and legal guardian, Joneil Malone Burris of Hughes Springs, Tex.

Survivors include nieces and nephews, Kalynn and Johnny Stone of Hugh Springs, Tex., JoAnna and Bubba Wright of Vidor, Tex., Ronnie and Judy Gibson of Houston, Tex. and David and Margaret Gibson of Beaumont, Tex., several stepchildren, great nieces and great nephews and her friend and legal guardian Geneva Stovall of Seminole and Hughes Spring, Tex.

Graveside service will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday Jan. 4, 2013 with Rev. Russell Vicars officiating. Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Memorials may be made to Seminole Care and Rehab Center or to the Seminole Animal Shelter.

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

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Billy Holley

Billy Leon Holley died June 16, 2013 at Elmwood Manor Nursing Home in Wewoka, Okla.

He was born to Billy Gene and Frances Irene Flower Holley on Nov. 6, 1950 in Fort Polk, La.

No services are planned at this time.

He worked in the oilfield for most of his life in California and Oklahoma.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and his grandmother, Hester Outland.

He is survived by a son, Chris Holley of Flint, Mich.; two sisters, Lindy Holley of Everett, Wash. and Jane Fields of Little Rock, Calif.; granddaughter, Alexandria Holley of Detroit, Mich.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Holley

 

 

 

Skinner Hollingsworth

Aug. 17, 1928 – Dec. 15, 2013

Glenn Vincent "Skinner" Hollingsworth, 85 year-old longtime Seminole resident passed from this life Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at his home in Seminole. 

He was born Aug. 17, 1928 in Harjo, Okla. to parents Claude James Hollingsworth and Rena (Nadeau) Hollingsworth.

Skinner served as a Sergeant in the United States Army during the Korean War, where he received Korean Service Medal with three bronze stars and the UN Service Medal for his service with the Battery "B" 50th Artillery Division.

On July 7, 1953 "Skinner" married Betty Smith in Las Vegas, Nev.

"Skinner" was a heavy machine operator belonging to the Operating Engineers Union Local 12; he was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose.

The couple returned to Seminole County seventeen years ago from Long Beach, Calif.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Betty of the home; children, Glenna, Bruce and Debbie; brother, Tony and his wife Barbara and sister, Mary; five grandsons, Tommy, Clayton, John, Logan and Dietmar; nine great-grandchildren; and a great many nieces, nephews and cousins that he loved dearly.

"Skinner" was preceded in death by brothers, James "Jim" and Louis; and sisters, Sarah, Dilla, Laura "Sis" and Hazel.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.  Interment will follow at Little Cemetery with Military Honors.

Casket Bearers will be: his son, Bruce and his five grandsons, Tommy, Clayton, John, Logan and Dietmar.

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

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Shirley Hollis

Shirley Ann Hollis, 58, resident of Shawnee died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at her home.

Services are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Konawa cemetery.

She was born June 1, 1955 in Bakersfield, California to Carl Richard Hollis and Barbara Ann (Stokes).

She worked as a phlebotomist in California before moving to the Seminole area over 20 years ago.

She married Dennis Pittman, later married Cecil Harris, and later Larry Greenwood.

She enjoyed cooking, arts and crafts, home decorating, and her dogs: Gigi and Zahra.

Preceded in death by her parents, and infant son, and a brother: Carl Hollis, Jr.

She is survived by a son, Denny Wayne Pittman and wife Angela of Shawnee; sisters, Marjorie Maxwell and husband Edward of Holdenville, Pat Colvin of Bakersfield, Calif.; several nieces, nephews, along with other family and friends.

Walker Funeral Service of Shawnee is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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Virginia Holt

Virginia Ann "Ginger" Holt former Seminole County resident died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 in Tishomingo, Okla. at the age of 70.

She was born Aug. 25, 1943 in Tishomingo to Earl F. Fairman and Doris (Gamble) Fairman.

She married James Holt on Aug. 14, 1990 in Sherman, Tex. He preceded her in death on Nov. 29, 2010.

She was a real estate broker who owned and operated Homestake Realty of Eufaula, Okla.

She is survived by her mother, Doris Fairman of Tishomingo; two daughters, Terri Johnston of Millcreek, Okla. and Tammi Putman of Millcreek, Okla.; step son, Clint Dawkins of Shawnee, Okla.; two step daughters, Joey Garner of Seminole and Jamie Chaney of Byng, Okla; 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Earl Fairman; brother, Jimmy Earl Fairman; four grandchildren, Jonice Reynolds, Laura Reynolds, Johnathan Reynolds and William Reynolds.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clint Dawkins officiating. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery in Seminole County.

Serving as casket bearers are Jimmy Garner, Kendall Putman, Roger Johnston, John Ackerman, Jeremy Putman, John Johnston and Cody Grass.

Honorary bearer will be James Atnip.

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

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

Holt

 

 

 

Mae Homesley

The family of Mae Homesley would like to announce there will be a community memorial dinner in honor of Mae at the Earlsboro Elementary cafeteria at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2013.

Services for Homesley will be at 11:00 a.m.Monday, April 8, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Lee Oliver officiating.

Burial will take place at Earlsboro Cemetery in Earlsboro.

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

For a full obituary on Homesley please see the Thursday edition of the Seminole Producer.

Mae Homesley

Life long Seminole county resident Mae Antoinete Homesley died Friday, March 29, 2013 at her home at the age of 67.

She was born Jan. 28, 1946 in Earlsboro, Okla. to Alphonso P. Homesley and Marguerite (Pegram) Homesley.

After graduating from high school at the age of 16, she earned a bachelor degree in biology from Langston University by age 20, then earned a Master’s degree from East Central University in Ada, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alphonso Homesley and Marguerite Homesley; and one brother, Alphonso Homesley, Jr..

Visitation will be held 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole, Okla.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lee Oliver officiating. Burial will take place at Earlsboro Cemetery in Earlsboro.

Serving as casket bearers are Afalo Bray, Kevin Hardeman, Dearborn Edwards, Ronald Mayweather, Thomas Griffis and John E. Permetter, Sr..

Honorary casket bearers are Tim Wimbley and Gerald Walton.

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

Messages of condolences may be sent to www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

Homesley

 

 

 

Robert Hopper

Robert Darrell Hopper, 43 year-old lifelong Maud, Okla. resident, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, July 15, 2013 following a tragic automobile accident on Hwy 9 west of Hwy 9A.

He was born Oct. 21, 1969 in Seminole, Okla. to parents Janice Elaine (Smith) Hopper and Clarence Darrell Hopper.

Robert attended Maud Public Schools graduating from Maud High School in 1988.

He went on to further his education earning his Bachelors Degree from Oklahoma University where he graduated with honors.

Robert then went on to earn his Masters Degree in education from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla.

In 1995, Robert married Carol Mehesey in Silverton, Colo. and even after they parted ways they continued to maintain a wonderful friendship. She currently lives in Cortez, Colo.

Robert was currently working for Omega Construction Company based out of Tulsa, Okla.

Robert leaves to cherish his memory his loving mother, Janice King of Shawnee, Okla.; his father, Clarence Hopper and his wife Mary of Maud, Okla.; his step-father, Tommy King of Maud, Okla.; two brothers, Ed Hopper and his wife Edie of Oklahoma City, Okla., Tommy "T.K." King of Maud, Okla.; four sisters, Laura Ginn and her husband Rusty of Saint Louis, Okla., Ginger King of Oklahoma City, Okla., Krista Allison and her husband Gerald of Knoxville, Tenn., Kandi Nagel and her husband Rick of Norman, Okla.

Other survivors include all of his nieces and nephews. Their favorite, "Uncle Robert" never forgot to send them a card on Christmas or their birthday. They include, Emily, Mason, Jacquelin, Brooklyn, Decklin, Libby, Grace, Aspen, Ashleigh, Joby, Kobin, Fisher, Brinley, Aubrey, Mackenzie, Sofia and Kennedy.

Robert is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

Robert is preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Juanita Hopper, who died in 2002; his sister, Tina (King) Lowden, who died in 2005; and by his maternal grandmother, Frances Smith, who died in 2012.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 19, 2013 at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud, Okla. with Rev. Mark Wallace of Grace Center Church in Shawnee, Brother Dan Kasper of The Church Of God in Maud, and Frank Brewer of the Maud Church Of Christ. Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud, Okla.

The family request that donations be sent to the Shawnee Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 1966, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74802 or to the charity of your choice in memory of Robert Hopper.

The family also requests your prayers for them and the other families involved in this tragic accident.

Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud, Okla. phone number 405-374-2424.

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

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Carolyn Houck

Carolyn Sue Houck, 69, Earlsboro, Okla. resident died Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at her home.

She was born June 14, 1943 in Seminole, Okla. to Desmond Merion Ross and Thelma Pauline (Lee) Ross.

Carolyn grew up in Seminole and married David Eugene Houck on Dec. 12, 1976, he preceded her in death on March 27, 2012.

Carolyn was a homemaker and loving mother.

Carolyn is survived by three sons, Darin and Kelly Wheeler of Earlsboro, Okla; Merion Wheeler of the home and David Houck, Jr. of Seminole, Okla.; two daughters, LaDonna Wheeler and her husband, Stoney Kelough of the home and Sarah White of Norman, Okla. She is also survived by five sisters, Joyce Ross, Barbara Orr of Seminole, Okla., Joan Morris of Wewoka, Okla., Patricia Carter of Seminole, Okla. and Janis Valarma of Earlsboro, Okla.; seventeen grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband, David; brother, Bruce Ross; great grandson, Justin Netzel; and a great-granddaughter, Ashlyn Netzel, preceded Carolyn in death.

Graveside services are planned for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Little Cemetery, with Rev. Jimmy Moreland and Anita Moreland officiating.

Casket bearers will be Darin Wheeler, Keith Wheeler, Tommy Kean, Cody Hasbell, Ricky Reeves and Danny Lozier.

Honorary Bearers will be Merion Wheeler, Ebb Simon and Jimmy Wheeler.

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

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

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Steven Houck

Steven R. Houck, a life long Seminole resident passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at Integris Baptist Medical Center, he was 43 years old.

Steven was born Aug. 31, 1970 in Shawnee, Okla. to parents, Benny Allen Houck and Bonnie Jo Houck.

He graduated from Pleasant Grove High School.

Steven was employed with Kirby Smith Machinery.

Steven is survived by parents, Benny Houck and Bonnie Houck; one son, Bradley Wayne Houck of Seminole; and one daughter, Amy Dawn Houck of Oklahoma City, Okla.

He is also survived by two sisters, Cynthia Houck and Robin Nelson both of Seminole and three grandchildren, Lily Jade Houck, Philinne Grace Houck and Kayden Ray Smith, and a number of great friends.

Funeral service for Steven will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2012 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev Carl Whitfield officiating. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery, Seminole County, Okla.

Houck

 

 

 

Clifford Householder

Clifford David Householder, 82 year-old Maud, Okla. resident passed from this life Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at Sunset Estates Care Center in Tecumseh, Okla.

He was born April 29, 1931 in Texas to parents George William Householder and Mary Parlee (Nicholas) Householder.

Mr. Householder went on to serve in the United States Army.

On March 8, 1958 he married the love of his life Jolene Ann Gebhardt in Claycenter, Kansas.

The couple moved to Maud from Sulphur, Okla. in 1991, following Clifford’s retirement from OG&E electric company where he constructed substations.

They attended The Church Of Christ in Sulphur, Goodhope Road in Seminole and Holdenville, Okla.

Survivors include one son, Robert Householder of Maud; three daughters and sons-in-law, Julie and Mark Morris of Oklahoma City, Sheryl and Scott Dewitt of Mesa, Ariz. and Deanna Panio of Peekskill, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Gabriel Dewitt and Sydney Dewitt of Mesa, Ariz.; and by a host of other family and dear friends.

Mr. Householder is preceded in death by his parents and by his wife Jolene Ann Householder who died on Oct. 2, 2006 and by nine siblings.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at Cummings Cemetery in Maud with Daryl Householder officiating the service.

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

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

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Dortha Howard

Dortha L. Howard, 78, lifelong Seminole resident, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 in Seminole.

Dortha was born April 6, 1935 in Seminole to Eva (Pease) and William Smith.

Dortha graduated from Seminole High School and attended college.

She worked for the State of Oklahoma, Department of Human Services for over 31 years as a social worker and supervisor.

She attended the First United Methodist Church in Seminole for many years and was a former member of the Seminole B.P.W. professional women’s organization.

She loved cake decorating and was a member of the Ice’s club.

She married Harley Howard on February 11, 1955 in Seminole.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Harley Howard of Seminole; two sons, Keith Allen Howard of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Delbert Kirk Howard of Allen, Tex., along with her brother, Delbert Smith of Atoka, Okla. and her two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; and one sister. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Jack Mattingly, Sr., Denver Johnson, Kenneth Howard, Clancy Phillips, Joe Reed and Paul Fessler.

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

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Alfred E. Hubbard

 

Alfred E. Hubbard, 71, a former New Lima, Okla. resident passed away on Thursday, Sept. 19 2013 in Atlanta, Ga. Hubbard was born May 11, 1942, to the late Rev. William Hubbard and Beatrice Brown Hubbard in Lima, Okla.

Hubbard graduated from New Lima High School, and afterward joined the U.S. Air Force. He moved to Washington D.C. and lived there for 31 years.

Hubbard is survived by three sons, Abdul Hubbard of Atlanta, Ga., Chackie Hubbard and Jawan Hubbard of Washington D.C., and daughter Ragel Price of Atlanta, Ga.

Two brothers, James Hubbard of National City, Calif., and Ural B. Hubbard of Colorado Springs, Colo. Seven sisters, Lois Broussard of Gaithersburg, Md., Jean Wright of Seminole, Okla., Glynn D. Gantt of Wichita, Kans., Vera Jones of Gaithersburg, Md., Ida Wright of Bowie, Md., Hope Hayes and Leontyne Jones of Clinton, Md. Hubbard is also survived by 3 grandchildren.

Along with his parents, Hubbard is preceded in death by a sister and a brother.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, September 30, 2013, in Washington D.C.

 

Terrie Hudson

Seminole resident Terrie Ann Hudson died Saturday, March 23, 2013 in Seminole, Okla. at the age of 54.

She was born Jan. 4, 1958 in Seminole, Okla. to James Lamar Crawford and Donna Rose (Smart) Crawford.

After graduating from high school, she earned a bachelors degree in elementary education.

She taught at Moore Public School for 28 years.

She married James Hudson in Hawaii.

She is survived by her mother, Donna Rose Crawford; one brother, Keith Crawford of Seminole; two sisters, Rose Mary Crawford of Shawnee, Okla. and Jamie Clement of Spokane, Wash.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Crawford; husband, James Hudson; and son, Brandon Neil Whitten.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the Historical Strother Chapel at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Family members will serve as casket bearers.

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

Hudson

 

 

 

Connie Hughes

Connie Marie Hughes, 67, longtime Seminole resident died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at her home in Seminole.

Connie was born Aug. 31, 1946 in Shawnee, Okla. to Paul Lee and Zelda Marie (Smith) Mize.

Connie was a homemaker and a secretary for her husband’s business; Steve Hughes Construction.

She was a loving mother and grandmother who loved to spend time with her grandchildren.

Connie enjoyed being on her boat " The Connie Marie" at Lake Eufaula with her friends and family, riding wave runners with her girl friends and occasionally she liked to go the casino.

Connie was also a graduate of Seminole High School.

Connie married Steve Hughes on Aug. 23, 1974 in Corpus Christi, Tex.

Connie is survived by her loving husband, Steve Hughes of the home in Seminole; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Penny Claborn and Steven and Tracy Claborn both of Seminole, and Steve’s daughter, Angela Hodges of Oklahoma City, Okla.; four brothers, Wade Mize, Danny Mize, Gary Mize and Timmy Mize all of Seminole.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Derek Claborn, Drew Claborn, Dillon Claborn, Madison Claborn and Katie Hodges.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, in Seminole with Mark Hennen officiating at the service.

Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole is in charge of arrangements.

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Walter Hughey

Walter Glen Hughey, former Seminole resident, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 in Prague, Okla. at the age of 90.

He was born Dec. 18, 1922 in Chesnee, S.C. to Wofford S. and Lala (Ezell) Hughey.

On May 31, 1947, he married Clevia Campbell in South Carolina; she preceded him in death.

He graduated from Cumberland University and Furman University in Greenville, S.C. where he received his master’s degree.

He retired from Anderson University where he taught math and served as Registrar and Director of Admissions.

He is survived by one son, Walter K. of Prague; one daughter, Linda Key of Bartlesville, Okla.; one brother, Bobby L. Hughey of Greenville, S. C.; three sisters, Wilma Hodges of Easley, S.C., Doris Talley of Greer, S.C., and Jean Forrester of Greer, S.C.; seven grandchildren; and fourteen great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wofford and Lala Hughey; his wife, Clevia Hughey; a daughter, Adria Boumpous; five brothers, J.D. Hughey, Claude S. Hughey, Dwight Hughey, Jack R. Hughey and K. Pat Hughey.

A graveside memorial service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole, Okla.

In lieu of flowers the family asked that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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

Messages of condolence may be sent through www.swearingenfuneralhome.com.

Dr. Clarence Hunter

Dr. Clarence "Cal" Hunter, 86 year-old Paden, Okla. resident went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, April 8, 2013 from his earthly home in Paden, Okla.

He was born Feb. 2, 1927 in Ft. Smith, Ark. to parents Mary Adline (Brammer) Hunter and Clarence Hunter, Sr.

Dr. Cal is a retired pastor and Director of Missions.

He holds a BA Degree from Oklahoma Baptist University, did two years of graduate studies in clinical psychology at Baylor University, completed four years of medical school at Carver (now Logan Chiropractic College) where he earned his DC Degree.

After eight years of clinical practice, Dr. Cal felt led to enter the ministry.

He served East Side Baptist Church, Marlow, Okla. for two years; First Baptist Church, Tipton, Okla. for 11 years; First Baptist Church of Mooreland, Okla. for eight years.

In 1986, Dr. Cal became the Director of Missions for Northwestern Baptist Foundation with offices in Woodward, Okla., where he served until he retired in 1991.

Dr. Cal also served in the United States Army where he held the rank of Staff Sergeant serving in World War II.

He earned the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, the World War II Victory Medal and the Philippine Independence Ribbon.

In retirement, Dr. Cal continued active in ministry. He served as part-time pastor of Wolf Baptist Church, Seminole, Okla., for four years.

He was then called to minister at Highway Baptist Church in Seminole where he served until his second retirement in 2007.

In 2003, Dr. Cal went back to school. In 2007, after three years of arduous study, he earned his Doctor of Religious Studies degree from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newberg, Ind., and in 2013 he received his PhD, also from Trinity.

Dr. Cal and his wife, Susie, made their home in Paden, Okla.

Dr. Cal continued to conduct lectures and seminars on the subject of his books and preached occasionally as a supply preacher.

Dr. Cal was a licensed, instrument rated airplane pilot with almost 1600 hours flight time.

He was also an Amateur Radio Operator (Ham) with advanced license.

In October of 1958, Dr. Cal married Wilma "Jean" (Jamison) in Wichita Falls, Tex. Sadly she preceded him in death on March 23, 2009.

He later married "Susie" (Clonts) Leonard on Jan. 4, 2010 in Paden, Okla.

Dr. Cal leaves to cherish his memories, his wife Susie Hunter of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Cindy Hunter of Owasso, Okla., Rick and Carol Hunter of Prague, Okla.; one step-son, Kevin Belford of Meeker, Okla.; one brother and sister-in-law, Weldon and Doris Snow of Ramona, California; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a host of other family and dear friends.

Dr. Cal is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Alvin Hunter and Pete Snow and his wife of 50 years Jean Hunter who passed away March 23, 2009.

Funeral services with military honors are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Highway Baptist Church north of Seminole with Dr. Don Chaffin and Rev. Dick McClure officiating the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be Chad Jackson, Rick Hunter, Mike Hunter, Kelly Joplin, Chris Holland and Owen Gibson.

Honorary Bearers will be Dean Anderson, Butch Pinson, Gerald Carter, Randall Hunter and Craig Hobbs.

The family requests that donations be sent to the Lottie Moon Foreign Missions, the Gideon International Organization or to the charity of your choice in memory of Dr. Cal Hunter.

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

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

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Guy Hutchison

Funeral services for Guy Walker Hutchison, age 89 years are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Factor and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 5, 1924 in Cromwell, Okla. to the late Guy Walker Hutchison Sr. and Pearl Conrad Hutchison.

He was a member of AKASVMKV Baptist Church of Wewoka, VFW, American Legion.

He loved to fish, garden, and visit with his family and friends and served his country with the US Army.

Guy was the owner of Hutchison service center for more than 30 years.

He was married to Norma Quae Hall, she preceded him in death in 1954 and later married Juanita Martin and she preceded him in death also.

Survivors include sons, Thomas "Tommy" G. Hutchison of Wewoka, Terry L. Hutchison and wife Gwen of McAlester, and Keith Hutchison and wife Yvette of New Lima; brothers and sisters, Margie Hutchison of Calif., Patricia Thomas of Lawton, and Phillip Hutchison of Cromwell; seven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death are his parents; two wives; four sisters; and three brothers.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Floyd Ingram

Floyd Ray Ingram, a life long Seminole County resident passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 in Seminole, Okla. at the age of 72.

Floyd was born Feb. 16, 1940 in Alma, Okla. to parents Burl James Ingram and Cloma (Taylor) Ingram.

Floyd moved to the Seminole area in 1970 from Fox, Okla.

Floyd was employed at Atlantic Richfield Corporation, Oil & Gas Production, where he was a Gas Plant Operator before retirement in 1995.

He was a member of The Trinity Baptist Church of Maud, Okla., the Oddfellows Lodge and the Moose Lodge.

Floyd married Faye (Rafaela Martinez) Ingram on Sept. 5, 1958 in Gainesville, Tex.

Floyd is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Faye Ingram of the home; three daughters, Terrie Goss and her husband Steve of Maud, Connie Ingram and her husband Charles Forbes of Colleyville, Tex. and Shelly Eckerman and her husband Tom of Hamburg, Germany.

He is also survived by his three grandsons, Justin Goss and his wife Andrea of Bethany, Okla., Chance Taber of Shawnee, Okla. and Cody Goss of Maud.

Floyd was preceded in death by his grandfather, Deb Taylor; grandmother, Frankie Henderson; father, Burl Ingram; and mother, Cloma Randolph.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate at the service.

The family will receive friends and family at a special visitation time Friday evening Feb. 8, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Floyd will be permanently memorialized at Whispering Waters Cremation Garden of Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville, Tex.

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

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Wilma Ingram

Wilma (Selvey) Ingram, Sapulpa, Okla., passed away at Grace Living Center in Jenks, Okla., on Sept. 30, 2013, at the age of 93.

She was born July 5, 1920, to Lawrence and Lillian Selvey in Billings, Okla.

Wilma graduated from Drumright High School in Drumright, Okla., in 1938.

In 1939, she married Edward R. Ingram of Drumright.

She was a homemaker until the death of her husband in 1974, whereupon she went to work as a Wal-Mart associate in Sapulpa. Starting as a checker and stock clerk, she rose to associate manager of housewares before retiring.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sapulpa.

She formerly resided in Wewoka.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years and her parents.

She is survived by daughter, Jeanette Young and husband, Kent Young of Tulsa; son, Merlin Ingram and wife, Judy of Tulsa; granddaughter, Leslie D. Young and great grandson, Tristen Jon Wolf of Conifer, Colo.; grandson, David Ingram; great grandson, Alexander, and great granddaughter, Olivia, of Tulsa; two brothers, Walter Selvey and wife, Wanda of Yukon, Okla.; and Vernon Selvey and wife, Mable of Waynoka, Okla. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A celebration of life was held at Smith Funeral Home, 1208 South Main, Sapulpa, at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Burial followed at Green Hills Memorial Gardens in Sapulpa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 Northeast 13th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, 1208 S. Main St. in Sapulpa.

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Fairy Isaacs

09/05/1924 - 07/20/2013

Fairy J. (Williams) Isaacs, age 88 and a resident of Konawa, Oklahoma. passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at her son’s home in Konawa, Okla.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 23rd at Abbas House Worship Center located at 622 N. Townsend in Ada, Okla. under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa. Rev. Ken Angel will officiate and Mona Fulks will assist.

Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. at Vamoosa Cemetery, and Bill Isaacs will conduct the graveside service.

Pallbearers are grandsons, Michael Isaacs, Andy Isaacs, and Joel Isaacs, Jarrod Whiteman, Bree Ainsworth, and Christopher Isaacs.

Honorary Pallbearers are Donnie Williams, Harlis Miller, and Larry Bradley.

The family will receive guests for visitation on Monday, July 22nd at Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Fairy was born on Sept. 5, 1924 in Pauls Valley, Okla. to George Williams and Della (Hagerton) Williams.

She married Orville Isaacs on Feb. 11, 1946. He preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 2006 - one week after their sixtieth wedding anniversary.

She is survived by three sons, Ronnie and Linda Isaacs of Konawa, Jerry and Brenda Isaacs of Tulsa, Okla., and Greg and Glenda Isaacs of Shawnee, Okla.; seven grandchildren, Ronda Isaacs of North Richland Hills, Tex., Michael and Jessica Isaacs of Prague, Okla., Andy and Alison Isaacs of Tulsa, Okla., Joel and Rebecca Isaacs of Wichita, Kan., Melissa and Bree Ainsworth of Shawnee, Okla., Rebecca and Jarrod Whiteman of Shawnee, Okla., and Jessica and Leighton Petty of Loughborough, England; and eleven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Della Williams; her husband, Orville Isaacs; one sister, Willa Mae Oplinger; and three brothers, George, Lawrence, and Paul Williams.

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Thelma Island

Former New Lima resident Thelma Lorene Island, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 in Tulsa, Okla., where she was living.

She was born July 6, 1944 in Bakersfield, Calif. to the late Francis and May Helen (Hill) Kemp.

Thelma was a graduate of Central High School and school of cosmetology in Oklahoma City.

She later worked as an Home Health Aide.

She was a member of First Baptist Church Lima, where she served as Church secretary and Missionary President.

She also served as Den Scout Leader, and loved to sew, spend time with her grandchildren that she loved so much, and taking pictures.

Preceding Thelma in death are her parents; and husband, Joe Island.

Survivors include children, Michael Island and wife, Shawn, of Wewoka; Steven Island and wife, Shere, of Oklahoma City, Kenneth Island and wife, Sarah, of Del City, and Josephine Verner and husband, Kerry, of Tulsa; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at New Lima School Auditorium, with Rev. Wilmer Cooper officiating and burial at New Lima Cemetery.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Fred Jackson

Fred Edgar Jackson, 93 year-old Seminole, Okla. resident, passed from this life on Monday, June 10, 2013 at his home. 

He was born March 3, 1920 in Kingston, Ark. to parents, Mary Lucinda "Molly" (Hillard) Jackson and Stilman Edgar "Tom" Jackson.

Fred graduated from Strother High School in 1936, where he along with his brother Clinton, was well known for their baseball skills.

Following his graduation from high school, Fred entered into the United States Army on December 1, 1941. 

He was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska when the Japanese bombed the Dutch Harbor. Everyone assumed this bombing attack was a prelude to the Japanese invasion of the Aleutian Islands and Alaska.

The Alaska Defense Command dispatched the 2nd Battalion (Fred’s unit) to Nome, Alaska as a counter move. 

The Japanese re-routed and then invaded Attu and Kiska of the Aleutian Islands. 

Since Fred’s demolition squad had no bridges of buildings to blow their work became the removal of land mines, which had been placed by the Japanese. 

This was very tricky, not only because of the land mines but also because of booby traps. 

By the time of his Honorable Discharge on Nov. 5, 1945, Fred had earned the rank of Sergeant and was a Squad Leader as a demolition expert during World War II. 

Fred also earned the American Defense Ribbon, the American Theater Ribbon, the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, and the World War II Victory Medal.

Returning to civilian life, Fred married Sue West on Jan. 7, 1947 in Seminole, Okla. 

Sadly after 56 years of marriage Sue (West) Jackson preceded him in death on Aug. 7, 2003.

Fred worked at Black, Sivalls and Bryson Oilfield Supply Company in Oklahoma City for over 25 years. 

He then went to work for Dayton Tire Company in Oklahoma City for many years until his retirement in 1985.

Fred was a member of the Church of Christ in Little, Okla.  He was also a member of the Seminole American Legion and V.F.W.

On June 30, 2004 Fred married his second wife, Wanda Vivare Jackson and she preceded him in death on Dec. 9, 2010.

Fred leaves to cherish his memory one son and daughter-in-law, Morris Jackson and his wife Deloris of Seminole, Okla.; one daughter and son-in-law, Connie Sue Skinner and her husband Navoy of Wanette, Okla.; one step-daughter, Charlotte Stout and her husband Calvin of Seminole, Okla.; one brother and sister-in-law, Clinton Jackson and his wife Peggy of Seminole, Okla.; one sister and brother-in-law, Juanita Lowe and her husband Winfred of Seminole, Okla.; seven grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 12 great great grandchildren and a host of other family and dear friends including his nurse Tammy Adkins, Mays Home Heath Care and housekeeper Mary Gray.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Sue Jackson, his second wife Wanda V. Jackson, by two sisters, Cleo Bond and Joanna Marquis, and by two brothers, Otto Jackson and Ernest Jackson.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the Church of Christ in Little, Okla.  Rusty Dawson will officiate the service.  Interment will follow with military honors at Little Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be Mark Jackson, Matt Jackson, David Mizirl, Gregg Coombes, Allan Skinner and Gary Skinner.

Honorary Bearers will be Navoy Skinner, Chris Skinner, David Skinner, Josh Skinner and Rufino Carrillo.

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

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

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Kathryn Jackson

Kathryn Marie (Campbell) Jackson, 80, resident of Wewoka passed from this life on Saturday, April 20, 2013 in her home.

She was born Aug. 28, 1932 in Wewoka, Okla. to Dave and Ethel (Johnson) Campbell.

Kathryn attended Wewoka High School and spent most of her life as a homemaker.

She lived in Wewoka for most of her life and married Tolbert Clifton (T.C.) Jackson in 1952.

She raised five children of her own, as well as some of her siblings and two grandchildren.

Kathryn was a seamstress by trade and worked in several of the sewing factories in Wewoka throughout the years. Because of her fine sewing skills, she made numerous cheerleading suits, band outfits, and church costumes, and took on lots of private sewing and ironing jobs for people in the community.

She loved her family more than anything in this world. She took great pride in being a part of their lives and could be found at nearly every activity that her children and grandchildren took part in.

For many years, she rode the activity bus to games and competitions for Wewoka schools. Even though she was very strict, most of the students loved her and appreciated the goodies she would always bring.

Kathryn was a devout Christian woman, and was a Free Will Baptist her whole life. For many years, she was very involved with the First Free Will Baptist Church in Wewoka, and the last couple of years attended and was a member of Blessed Rock Free Will Baptist Church in Wewoka.

She is survived by her siblings, Alfred Campbell of Wewoka, Grace Young of Seminole, Freda Brice of Muskogee, Alvis Campbell of Seminole, and Jerry Campbell of Norman; one son, David Jackson of Wewoka; three daughters, Brenda Summers of Roff, Susan Parks of Wewoka, and Julia Keesee of Holdenville; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David Campbell and Ethel (Johnson) Campbell; her husband, Tolbert Clifton (T.C.) Jackson; her son, Clifton Wesley Jackson; and siblings Rufus Campbell, Lee Campbell, Frank Campbell, Robert Campbell, Barbra Isham.

Funeral services are planned for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Blessed Rock Free Will Baptist Church with burial at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka. Pastor Sam Ketcher will officiate the services.

Casket bearers are her grandchildren, Sarah Logan-Walter, Jonathan Zeb Summers, Dana Davis, Stephanie Pipken, Matthew Summers, Cody Keesee, Jennifer Summers, Rachel Summers, and Tolbert (Tolby) Parks.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Blessed Rock Free Will Baptist Church in Wewoka.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

 

Kathryn Jackson

Kathryn Marie Jackson, 80, resident of Wewoka passed from this life on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at her home in Wewoka.

She was born Aug. 28, 1932 in Wewoka, Okla. to Dave and Ethel (Johnson) Campbell.

Kathryn attended Wewoka High School and spent most of her life as a homemaker.

She lived in Wewoka for most of her life and married Tolbert Clifton (T.C.) Jackson in 1952.

She raised five children of her own, as well as some of her siblings and two grandchildren.

Kathryn was a seamstress by trade and worked in several of the sewing factories in Wewoka throughout the years.

Because of her fine sewing skills, she made numerous cheer leading suits, band outfits, church costumes, and took on lots of private sewing and ironing jobs for people in the community.

She loved her family more than anything in this world. She took great pride in being a part of their lives and could be found at nearly every activity that her children and grandchildren took part in.

For many years, she rode the activity bus to games and competitions for Wewoka schools. Even though she was very strict, most of the students loved her and appreciated the goodies she would always bring.

Kathryn was a devout Christian woman, and was a Free Will Baptist her whole life. For many years, she was involved with the First Free Will Baptist Church in Wewoka, and the last couple of years attended and was a member of Blessed Rock Free Will Baptist Church of Wewoka.

She is survived by her siblings, Alfred Campbell of Wewoka, Grace Young of Seminole, Freda Brice of Muskogee, Alvis Campbell of Seminole, Jerry Campbell of Norman; one son, David Jackson of Wewoka; three daughters, Brenda Summers of Roff, Susan Parks of Wewoka, and Julia Keesee of Holdenville; nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, David Campbell and Ethel (Johnson) Campbell; her husband, Tolbert Clifton (T.C.) Jackson; son, Clifton Wesley Jackson; siblings, Rufus Campbell, Lee Campbell, Frank Campbell, Robert Campbell, and Barbra Isham.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Blessed Rock Free Will Baptist Church with burial at Oakwood Cemetery. Pastor Sam Ketchell will officiate.

Casket bearers are her grandchildren, Sarah Logan Walter, Jonathan Zeb Summers, Dana Davis, Stephanie Pipken, Matthew Summers, Cody Keesee, Jennifer Summers, Rachel Summers, and Tolbert (Tolby) Parks.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to Blessed Rock Free Will Baptist Church of Wewoka.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Lewis Jackson

Oct. 26, 1920 - May 3, 2013

Lewis Edgar "Doc" Jackson of Tulsa, Okla. passed away Friday, May 3, 2013 at the age of 92.

Doc was born on Oct. 26, 1920 in Stigler, Okla. to parents, Jonas Jackson and Nellie (Kelough) Jackson.

Doc moved to Seminole at the age of two years old, where he attended and graduated from Seminole High School.

Doc was very athletic, he played football, basketball, and baseball.

He attended Seminole Junior College where he played on the basketball team for one semester.

Doc served during WWII in the Army Air Corp as a staff sergeant with the 800th Army Air Forces Base unit. He served in the East Indies, New Guinea, Papua, Australia  and Southern Philippines, where he received the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Bronze Star,  AP Service Ribbon and four Bronze Service Stars and the Good Conduct Medal.

Doc married Juanita King, April 20, 1946 in Seminole, Okla., she preceded him in death in 1977.

Doc was very close with his brother-in-law, Jack King, his wife Gala Johndrow King, and their two children, Paula K. Bettis and J.J. King, all presently of Midland, Tex., but originally also from Seminole, Okla.

Doc was of the Baptist faith, a member of the VFW, American Legion and the Choctaw Nation.

Doc was employed with the National Supply Company in the oilfield supply business as a field salesman. He was with the company from 1946 until his retirement in 1981.

He lived in Perry, Okla., Hobbs, N.M. and upon his retirement moved to Tulsa, Okla. to be near family and his grandsons.

Doc is survived by one son, Gary L. Jackson and his wife Linda S. Jackson of Tulsa, Okla.; four grandsons, Geoffrey W. Jackson of New York City, N.Y., Matthew R. Jackson and his wife Stacie A. Jackson of Frisco, Tex., Christopher T. Jackson and his wife Jennifer R. Jackson of Fort Worth, Tex., and William J. Delany, Jr. of Philadelphia, Penn.; two great grandchildren, Keegan R. Jackson and Kylie A. Jackson of Frisco, Tex. and one sister, Rena Bundy of Seminole, Okla.

Doc was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Juanita King Jackson; three brothers, Tab, Jake and Wiley; and two sisters, Millie Pickett and Maggie Griffin.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with family members conducting the service. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery.

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

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Susye James

Susye Galdys "Hoochie" Davis James died Friday, June 21, 2013 in Seminole at the age of 96.

Susye Gladys was born Jan. 23, 1917 at the family farm home in Smithland, Tex. to William "Cap" Gray and Ophelia Melton Davis.

Smithland was never an incorporated town; just an area where a few farm families lived in East Texas about 20 miles from historic Jefferson Texas. The Louisiana state line was less than two miles east from the family farm.

Susye Gladys was born in the bottom third of 14 know children of Cap and Ophelia. Two were stillbirths and several others died at very young ages.

Susye Gladys was married to Robert Newton James in 1934.

They had one daughter, Geneva Ann, and two sons, Melvin Ray and Robert Michael.

Susye Gladys was preceded in death by her husband Robert and her daughter Geneva.

The couple left this world with a heritage of seven grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Robert worked in the oil business most of his adult life which meant moving Susye Gladys and family many times while living in multiple cities in the states of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.

The family first moved to Oklahoma in 1952 where Susye Gladys and family lived in the Shawnee Aldridge Hotel for several months while waiting to find a suitable home.

In 1955 the family moved to Seminole.

Robert was a 32nd degree Mason. Susye Gladys was active in Eastern Star most of her adult life and an active member of the Seminole Chamber of Commerce.

Both were members of the Seminole Presbyterian Church.

Susye Gladys opened and operated a Mode-O-Day women’s clothing store in Seminole.

I am thankful and was blessed that God gave me to be the son of my Mother, Mel James

Graveside services are planned for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole, Okla., with Don Gill officiating.

 

 

 

Rose Jenkins

Rose Lee (Maxwell) Jenkins, 84, resident of Byng, Okla., and a former resident of Konawa, Okla, died Monday, March 4, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7th at Rosedale Cemetery in Ada, Okla., under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa. Rev. Mitch Williams, Pastor of Byng Assembly of God Church will officiate.

Visitation will be at Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

She was born Nov. 15, 1928 in Ada to Henry Maxwell and Carrie (Palmer) Maxwell.

She was a graduate of Ada High School and married Luther Lee Jenkins on Sept. 14, 1947 in Ada.

She is survived by four daughters, Elaine Dryberge of Redding, Calif., Helen Jenkins of Castor Valley, Calif., Warnette Conway of Edmond, Okla., and Marie Jenkins of Byng; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Carrie Maxwell; her husband, Luther L. Jenkins; and two sisters, Jane Coleman Navarath and Addie May Coddle.

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William Jesse

William David "Butch" Jesse, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 in Cushing, Okla. at the age of 56.

He was born Oct. 9, 1956 in Claremore, Okla. to George Jesse and Bertha Cully Jesse.

He married Jimmie Larney in 1985 and was a transit supervisor for the Muskogee Creek Nation.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Alex Jesse and Keith Barkus; and a granddaughter.

Survivors include his wife, Jimmie of the Holdenville home; children, Sanders McLemore, T. J. Jesse, Jennifer Jesse, and Bunnie Bo Jesse; 14 grandchildren; and one sister, Linda Kay Jesse Larney.

Wake will be 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

The body will be taken to Spring Baptist Church at 10:00 on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 for a 2:00 p.m. funeral service with Rev. Farren Coody and Rev Frank Moppin officiating, and burial at Spring Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be T.J. Jesse, Sanders McLemore, Sanders McLemore Jr., Nick McGirt, Bunnie Jesse, James Larney.

Honorary pallbearers are Mose Lindsey, Ca-te Jesse, Charley LaSarge, Chris Hill, and Zake Thomas.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Herman Johnson Jr.

OT Herman Johnson, Jr., 83, Seminole resident died, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at Wewoka, Okla.

OT was born May 24, 1930 in Yeager, Okla. to OT Herman Johnson, Sr. and Pearlie M. (Cummings) Johnson.

Herman moved to the Seminole area from Oklahoma City, Okla. about four months ago.

He had worked for the Daily Oklahoman, a Landscaper for McFall Nursery, Coke-Cola Company, Clay Pipe Company, East of Seminole and Brach’s Candy Company.

He attended the Lima Highway Church of God in Christ, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

OT is survived by his five daughters; Faye Peters and Patricia Hunt of Wewoka, Audrey Eldridge of Seminole, Tina Johnson of Earlsboro and Loretta Johnson of Tulsa; two brothers, Cleatus Berry of Oklahoma City and Arthur J. Berry of Wetumka; three sisters, Gertie Armstrong of Spencer, Okla., Joyce Marzett of Los Angles, Calif., and Edna Jean Matt of Ponca City, Okla.; twenty-one grandchildren and forty-two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepfather, James Berry; brothers, D.C. Berry and Robert Berry; a sister, Eldra Lee Jenkins; and a granddaughter, Tonisa Talton.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at the Healing Branches at 309 N. 2nd Street in Seminole with Elder Wesley R. Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at the Wisener Cemetery near Wetumka, Okla.

Casket bearers will be Dedric Johnson, Curry Alexander, Cedric Barkus, Ellis Ross Bruner, Delvin Madkins and John LaBacc Davis.

Honorary bearers will be Lenard Johnson, Dorris Brewer, Booker T. Hughes and L.B. Alexander.

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

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Jimmy Johnson Jr.

Holdenville resident Jimmy Johnson Jr. passed away Nov. 27, 2013 in Hughes County at the age of 59 years.

He was born Sept. 8, 1954 in Oklahoma City to the late Jimmy Johnson Sr. and Lena Mae Noah.

Jimmy loved fishing, sports especially OU football and basketball.

He will be remembered as a wonderful father, brother, and friends.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He attended Seminole State College and at the time of his death was a laborer in construction.

Preceding Jimmy in death are his parents.

Survivors include his children, Pesuchukma CJ Johnson of Seminole, Echoille Johnson of Seminole, and Jimmy Johnson III of Holdenville; eight grandchildren; one brother, Floyd Johnson of Holdenville; three sisters, Brenda Johnson, Loretta Johnson, and Peggy Rodriquez all of Wewoka; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Wake services will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev Ed Bear officiating.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ed Bear and burial at Johnson Family Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Floyd Johnson, Jimmy Taylor, Echoille Johnson, and Jimmy Johnson III.

Pallbearers will be Martin Rodriquez, Michael Johnson, Jacob Johnson, Bryan Johnson, Jorum Johnson, and Ricky Tiebout.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Kaden Johnson

Services for Kaden Dewayne Johnson are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at New Life Church Wewoka with Dewayne Davis officiating, assisted by Brother Earl Scroggins. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Kaden was born April 18, 2004 in Ada, Okla. to Keri and Derek Johnson.

He departed this life Saturday, Feb. 2nd, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla at the age of 8 years old.

Kaden was a third grader at Justice Schools.

He was an avid outdoors man, loving to ride four wheelers, horses, playing football, basketball and baseball.

Kaden never met a stranger and he was a Daddy's boy enjoying every minute together.

Kaden was A Life Share Doner.

Preceding Kaden in death are his great-grandparents, Leon and Jean Davis, Richard Hair; Raymond Johnson, Clarice Tillery; Aunt Staci Gore; and Uncle Sgt James Dutton.

Survivors include his parents, Keri and Derek Johnson; sister, Makala Pack; grandparents, Allen and Nancy Tillery, Andy and Billie Johnson, Jimmy and Debbie Basquez, Trina and James Dutton; great-grandparents, Juanita Hair, Barbara Harjo, and Jim Basquez, many aunts, uncles, cousins and host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Jordan Tillery, Hunter Lunsford, Prentice Perry, Ryan Chaney, Seth Johnson, and Lonnell Alexander.

Honorary Pallbearers are Lucas Chifalo, Joshua Rogers, Easton Gore, Jadin Johnson, Scott King, and Clay Chaney.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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LaVernne Johnson

LaVernne Johnson, 76, of Gorham, Kans. died on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Wilson, Kans.

She was born Nov. 21, 1936, in Rooks County, Kans., the daughter of Vernon and Leah (Mayo) Matheson.

She grew up in the Natoma, Kans. area and graduated from Natoma High School in 1954.

She was married to Chester Webster on June 23, 1954.

Later she was married to Carl Johnson.

Both Chester and Carl preceded her in death.

She worked as a cook at Irene’s Café in Russell.

Surviving family include her daughter, Doris Steinert of St. John, Kans. and son, Henry D. Webster of Shawnee, Okla.; brothers, Verneal Matheson of Holcomb, Kans. and Calvin Matheson of Iola, Kans.; sisters, Verna Munk of Gorham, Kans. and Mary Logsdon of Ponca City, Okla.; one grandchild, five great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands, Chester and Carl; and sister, Patricia Brown

A graveside celebration will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the Mt. Hermon Cemetery near Paradise, Kans. with Pastor Sharon Thomas officiating.

Burial will follow immediately after the graveside service.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2013 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell.

Memorials may be given to the Russell Food Pantry and sent in care of the mortuary.

Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Marie Johnson

Marie Kathryn Johnson, 95, Seminole resident died, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 in Seminole.

Marie was born Dec. 29, 1917 in Herington, Kans. to Dennis Frances and Marie Lydia (Schwartz) Healy.

Marie lived in Junction City, Kans. for many years before moving to Seminole in 1989.

She was the County Treasurer for Geary County in Junction City, Kans. She retired in 1989 after holding that position for 25 years.

Marie attended Kansas State University and was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority there.

Marie married Walter Johnson on Sept. 27, 1940 in Ness City, Kans and he preceded her in death on June 17, 1987.

After moving to Seminole she became active in her church and the Mary Group at the First United Methodist Church.

She was a member of P.E.O., loved to read, shop and do water aerobics.

She enjoyed watching her grandchildren’s activities and being able to watch them grow up.

She is survived by her two daughters, Julie Moddelmog and her husband Ron of Seminole and Jan Cadenhead and her husband Ed of Seminole; her grandchildren, Kimberly Arthurs and her husband Zak, Brian Moddelmog and his wife Megan, Jill Oglesbee and her husband Dean, Jack Candenhead and his wife Brandi and Scott Cadenhead and his wife Tiffany along with ten great-grandchildren.

Her parents,; her husband Walter; two children, Pamela and Dennis Johnson; and a brother, Clarence Healy, preceded her in death.

Memorial services will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary O. Wilburn officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the Family Resource Center and the First United Methodist Church, both in Seminole, in Marie’s name.

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

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Stacey Johnson

Stacey Lyn Johnson made his appearance on Oct. 14, 1966.

Parents Jerry Lee Johnson and Ugie Anne Cook Streetman brought Stacey home to Sasakwa, Okla. where he lived and raised a family before joining his dad in Heaven on Nov. 5, 2013.

Stacey graduated from Sasakwa High School in 1985 and served his country in Desert Storm in 1990-1991.

He would remain a proud Veteran the rest of his life while working in the oil field industry.

Stacey married Kelly Lee Sweeden in 1988 and to this union was born Ethan Tyler and Sarah Jane.

Stacey enjoyed riding his motorcycle, even after lectures of safety from his Aunt Mary.

He loved playing golf with his favorite golfing buddies Justin and Coop. He'd play with Victor and Beau too, only if he knew he would win.

Stacey spent countless hours tinkering on cars and blaring music in his brother Scott's shop - a favorite hobby shared by the brothers.

Stacey was even known to dance around in the yard while his family peeked from the windows and enjoyed the show.

Most of all, Stacey was a Christian man, praising the Lord at Spring Baptist Church, helping others when he could, and forever being his sister Stephanie's protector.

Welcoming Stacey in Heaven is his dad Jerry.

Left here to anticipate the day when we will see him again is his wife, Kelly of the home; son, Ethan of Sasakwa; daughter, Sarah of the home, and adopted daughter, Chelsi Burr of Sasakwa.

Stacey also leaves his mom Ugie and step-father Roger Streetman of Sasakwa; brother Jeff Johnson of Albuquerque, N.M., brother Scott Johnson and wife Jean Ann of Wewoka; and sister, Stephanie Puntka of Konawa.

Missing their Uncle Stacey are nephew, Tony Johnson; and nieces, Leslie Johnson, Natalya Punta Ivy, husband Ben and great-niece, Xelaia, Paislee Puntka, Bronwyn Puntka, and Alexas Puntka.

Stacey also leaves a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins that loved him, laughed with him, played with him, and served as his best friends in life.

Please join us in a celebration of Stacey's life on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa. High School friend Pastor Faron Coody will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetary in Wewoka.

Pall Bearers for the celebration will be Dan Gordon, Eben Cook, Buddy Walton, Beau Johnson, Billy Clifton, Thad Roulston, David Blankenship, and Anthony Prince.

Serving as Honorary Pall Bearers will be Cliff White, George Factor, Charles Ryan, Jay Harjo, Larry Nichols, Logan Hudson, and Phillip Whitlock.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Beulah Jones

Lifelong Wewoka resident Beulah "Marie" Jones, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 in Seminole, at the age of 92.

She was born Dec. 7, 1920 in Wewoka to James and Betty (Walker) Johnson.

She was a graduate of New Lima High School and cosmetology School.

She served twelve years as a member of the General Council for Seminole Nation. She was a teacher aide for Wewoka Public School.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerry Herman Jones; one grandson; brothers, John, Samuel, Charles, Harold, and Jess Johnson; sisters, Elizabeth Milam, Fannie Gibson, Ida Chotkey, and Rebecca Dymond.

Survivors include children, Marion K. Jones of Wetumka, Okla. Jean Larney of Seminole, Steven Jones of Seminole, Brian R. Jones of Wewoka, Marilyn Fleming of Tulsa, and Jerri Lynn Factor, of Bowlegs; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

The body will be taken to the Wewoka Hilltop Indian Presbyterian Church at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 14, 2013 for a 7:00 p.m. Wake service.

Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday Aug. 15, 2013 at the Wewoka Hilltop Indian Presbyterian Church with Rev. Gene Wilson and Elder Rick Harjo as speakers. Burial to follow at Johnson Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Katcv Jones, Kip Larney, Jeremy Larney, Kyle Larney, Brian Todd Jones, and Phillip Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Arthur Johnson, James Johnson, Harold Johnson Jr., Cecil Larney, John Factor, Louis Lena, and Randall Herrod.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Jackie Kelly Jones

May 11, 1944 - April 14, 2013

Jackie Kelly "Big Jackie" Jones, 68 year-old lifelong Seminole resident passed from this life on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla.

He was born May 11, 1944 in Seminole, Okla. to parents, Jack Jones and Laverne "Skinney" (Jordan) Jones.

Big Jackie served in the Oklahoma National Guard, a member of the Elks Lodge of Seminole, and retired as a Pulling Unit Operator for Seminole Company.

Big Jackie is survived by son, Jackie Allen Jones and his wife, Karen of Seminole, Okla.; daughter, Shelly Daigneault and her husband Michael of Tulsa, Okla.; three step-sons, Martin Cargill, Mitchell Cargill both of Sasakwa, Okla. and Dempsey Cargill of Lawton, Okla.

He is also survived by his first wife and mother of his children, Nancy Gordon of Seminole, Okla.; two sisters, Billie and her husband, Andy Johnson of Seminole, Okla., Cherlene and her husband, Terry Yarbrough of Seminole, Okla.; special friend, Judy Robbins of Seminole, Okla.; six grandchildren, Amanda Gordon of Houston, Tex., Megan White of Tulsa, Okla., Kayley Stamper of Tulsa, Okla., Gracie Collier of Tulsa, Okla., Levi Croce of Seminole, Okla. and Jesse Allen Jones of Seminole, Okla. and a host of nieces and nephews.

Big Jackie was preceded in death by his parents and second wife, Barbara "Bobbie" (Cargill) Jones.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Serving as Casket bearers are Shawn Clark, Paul Gober, Ronnie Yerby, Randy "R.D." Lozier, William "Popeye" Allison and Mike Hilton.

Honorary bearers are Dewayne Lemmings and Kagle Grandstaff.

Services are under the directions of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole, Okla.

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Mary Jones

Funeral services for Mary Octavia Jones will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Boley Church of God. Interment will follow at the Eastlawn Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 10, 1926 south of Boley, Okla. to Richard Henderson, Sr. and Necie (Bennett) Henderson.

She passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 in Tulsa, Okla. at the age of 87.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two grandchildren; one brother, Harold Henderson and one sister, Marie Henderson.

She is survived by one daughter, Bianna French of Wynnewood, Okla.; one brother, Richard Henderson, Jr. of Okemah and two sisters, Carlene Jordan of Tulsa and Charlene Ryans of Topeka, Kansas.

Pallbearers will be Tim Tarlton, Elmer Crockett, Scott Crockett, Terry Henderson, Robert Crockett and Quincy Moaning.

Honorary bearers will be Elijah Reynolds and Jordan Reynolds.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Rev. Cleophus Jordan.

Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com

 

Clint Joyner

Clint Joyner passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at his home in Seminole.

Clint was born on Jan. 21, 1965 in Wewoka to Thomas Edward Joyner Sr. and Donnie Walker.

Clint loved Star Trek, the band Kiss, music, video games, and spending time with his nephews John, Michael and Tommy Joyner, and his neice Caitlyn Joyner.

Clint is preceded in death by his father Thomas Edward Joyner Sr., and a brother Charles Otis Joyner.

He is survived by his mother, Donnie (Walker) Joyner; his brother, Thomas Joyner Jr. and wife Lorna of Mystic, Conn.; sisters, Kimberly Hubbard of Kerrville, Tex., Shirley Joyner and Debbie Joyner of Kans., and the love of his life, Noel Calhoun, and numerous other relatives and friends.

Memorial graveside services for Clint will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday June 6, 2013 at the Little Cemetery in Little, Okla. and will be officiated by Pastor Tommy Azlin.

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

Online condolences can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Maleese Kahanek

Maleese Kahanek was born in Prague, Okla. on Oct. 29, 1926 to E.L. "Jack" and Millie "Irene" (Kimbrough) King.

Maleese grew up in Seminole and graduated from high school there in 1944.

Maleese was married to Wesley F. Kahanek on April 13, 1946 at the parsonage of the First Baptist Church in Wewoka. They were attended by Maleese’s father who served as the best man and her sister Nelda Latham the maid of honor, along with her mother and soon to be brother-in-law Jack Latham in audience.

The happy couple continued to live in Seminole until after the birth of their two daughters, Judy and Debbie.

In 1958, the young family moved to Shawnee where they joined Immanuel Baptist Church.

Maleese and Wesley raised their daughters at Immanuel and remained active members well into their retirement.

Maleese was a vibrant member of the community working in downtown Shawnee for more than thirty years. She worked at Montgomery Ward as the operator and then she moved across the street where she took a job as a teller for Federal National Bank.

Maleese loved working at the bank; she remained there serving her beloved customers for more than 20 years.

She was known all over town for her beautiful smile and red hair!

Maleese was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend; she loved her family and friends with an unwavering tenacity that all could see. She had a wonderful sense of humor that always shone through her sparkling green eyes.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Wesley F. Kahanek; her parents, Jack and Irene King; brother-in-law, Jack Latham; and a son-in-law, Dennis D. Garner.

She was survived by her children, Judy Garner and Debbie and husband Michael Jack; sister, Nelda Latham; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at Walker Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Mark Wright officiating. Interment will follow in Little Cemetery.

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Maleese Kahanek

Funeral services for Maleese Kahanek have been changed to 10:00 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at Walker Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Mark Wright officiating. Interment will follow in Little Cemetery.

The family will meet at the funeral home Thursday evening from 7-8 p.m. to visit with friends.

 

Donald Keener

Donald Leon Keener, 81, former Seminole County resident died Monday, July 29, 2013 in Van Buren, Ark.

He was born Feb. 20, 1932 in Slowford, Ark. to Oswell and Rosie (Garner) Keener.

He was the Head Station Manager for Central Airlines in Ada, Okla.; the station manager for Frontier Airlines at Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City, Okla. He retired in 1986 after 33 years in the Airline Industry.

He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War, and was discharged in 1954.

He married Verla Mae Gosa on Oct. 7, 1954.

He is survived by his wife, Verla Keener of Van Buren, Ark.; two sons, Danny Keener of Choctaw, Okla. and Mackey Ray Keener of Blanchard, Okla.; and a daughter, Connie K. Porter of Van Buren, Ark.; three brothers, Gilroy Keener of Muskogee, Okla., Jim Keener of Florida, John Keener of Houston, Tex.; a sister, Daisy Mae Keener of Dardanelle, Ark.; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Graveside services with military honors will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at the Little Cemetery with Rev. Bill Embrey officiating. Burial will be at Little Cemetery in Seminole, Okla.

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

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Charlene Keiser

Charlene Yvonne Barker Keiser, 79, died peacefully in her home in Houston, Tex. on Nov. 28, 2013.

Charlene was born Sept. 5, 1934 in Shawnee, Okla. to Audrey and James Barker.

Charlene graduated top of her class from Seminole High School.

As a young lady, Charlene fell in love with her soul mate James "Jim" Thomas Keiser. Jim and Charlene were wed on Sept. 3, 1952.

Charlene is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Jim Keiser; daughter, Vicki Lynn DiMayo (Michael DiMayo) Las Vegas, Nev.; son, (James) Keith Keiser (Derinda FitzGerald Keiser) of Cypress, Tex.; three grandchildren, (James) Lee Kirk (Lynn W. Kirk), Las Vegas, Nev.; Derielle Keiser and James David Keiser, Cypress, Tex. and two great-grandsons, Brady Kirk and Ryan Kirk, Las Vegas, Nev.

Though Charlene was an only child she considered her husband’s siblings her siblings: Bob and Patsy Keiser, Glenpool, Okla.; Carol and David Smith, Eufaula, Okla. and Eddie and Linda Keiser, College Station, Tex.

Jim and Charlene retired to Lake Eufaula from Guymon, Okla.

They were always surrounded by family and friends doing fun activities such as boating, playing cards, and square dancing.

Charlene also loved to the play the piano.

Charlene was a member of the First Baptist Church in Eufaula, Red Hat Society, FLEAS and enjoyed volunteering with God’s Helping Hands.

Viewing was Monday, Dec. 2, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Charlene will be laid to final rest graveside at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3 in Resthaven Cemetery.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Charlene Keiser’s name can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001. Online donations: www.alzfdn.org

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David Kelly

David M. Kelly, longtime Seminole resident left this world to be with his Lord and Savior on, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 in Copell, Tex.

David was born in Tulsa, Okla. on Sept. 9, 1924 to John and Minta (Mills) Kelley.

David and his family moved to Seminole where David went to school and completed the eighth grade.

David joined the U.S. Navy in 1941 and served his country during World War II and the Korean War. David retired from the U.S. Navy as a Petty Officer 1, after 20 years of faithful service.

After the service David went to work for the civil service, working in the dental labs department at Lowery Air Force Base in Denver, Colo. for 17 years before retiring and moving back to Seminole, Okla. in 1980.

David was also a member of the Fleet Reserves Association.

David married the love of his life Dana Poplin; they were married for 60 years, before Dana went to be with the lord. David and Dana had 10 children.

David is survived by Patrick Kelley of Oklahoma City, Okla., David Kelley Jr., of Carrollton, Tex., John Kelley of Amarillo, Tex., Mary Thompson of Plano, Tex., Jim Kelley of Byers, Colo., Cheryl Wise of Carrollton, Tex., Richard Kelley of Lewisville, Tex. and Joyce Patterson of Carrollton, Tex. Twenty grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren and one great great grandchild also survived David.

David was survived by three sisters; Irene Lockhart of Oklahoma, Alice Tregea of California and Lela Mae Bennett of Arizona.

Two daughters, Karen East and Carol Nguyen preceded him in death.

David was also preceded in death by his brothers, Dr. George Davis, John Kelley, Albert Kelley, Patrick Kelley, Paul Kelley.

His family and friends will remember David as the picture of the perfect family man.

Funeral services are planned for 10:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

U.S. Naval honors will follow at the burial at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be David Stoeber, Johnathon Bunch, Darrel Patterson Jr., Kevyn Kelley, Daniel Kelley and James Thompson.

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

Herlena Kemp

Herlena Kemp, 92, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in Wewoka.

She was born Nov. 16, 1920 in Beaumont, La.

She attended Douglass High School in Wewoka.

Services will be held on Friday, March 29, 2013 at Macedenia Baptist Church in Wewoka. Burial will follow at Westwood Cemetery and Rev. Clive Cochran and Rev. Benson will officiate.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jessie Mitchell and Leola Henderson Mitchell; two sons, and one daughter.

She is survived by three daughters, Pauline Davis of Wewoka, Vernice James of Norman and Clyde "T" Bruner of Oklahoma City; and two sons, Louis Kemp of Wewoka and Gene Kemp of Shawnee; 44 grandchildren, 97 great grandchildren and 100 plus great-great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Myers Mortuary in Wewoka.

Herlena Kemp

Herlena Kemp, 92, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in Wewoka.

She was born Nov. 16, 1920 in Beaumont, La.

She attended Douglass High School in Wewoka.

Services will be held on Friday, March 29, 2013 at Macedenia Baptist Church in Wewoka. Burial will follow at Westwood Cemetery and Rev. Clive Cochran and Rev. Benson will officiate.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jessie Mitchell and Leola Henderson Mitchell; two sons, and one daughter.

She is survived by three daughters, Pauline Davis of Wewoka, Vernice James of Norman and Clyde "T" Bruner of Oklahoma City; and two sons, Louis Kemp of Wewoka and Gene Kemp of Shawnee; 44 grandchildren, 97 great grandchildren and 100 plus great-great grandchildren.

Ruth Kimrey

Ruth Alene Kimrey, 95, of Tontitown, Ark., died Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale.

She was born Jan. 10, 1918 in Cordell, Okla. to John and Martha Knight Holly.

She was preceded in death by seven brothers.

She is survived by her husband, Norman Kimrey, of the home; four children, Patsy Garner of Powell, Wyo., Shirley Cox of Wewoka, Okla., Harold Kimrey of Tontitown, Mike Kimrey of Knoxville, Ark.; a sister, Thelma Casteel of Aurora, Ore.; 12 grandchildren, and many great and great-great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Elm Springs Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Heritage Funeral Home in Springdale, Ark.

Cornell King

Cornell Leon King Sr., 92, died July 18, 2013, at Colonial Park Nursing Home in Okemah after a prolonged illness.

King, who had a major stroke in 2004, had lived in the nursing home since.

A farmer/rancher by profession, King also was a construction foreman for more than 30 years.

King and wife, Imogene, raised seven children: five boys and two girls.

Born Nov. 22, 1920, in Boley, Okla., to Winfred and Lula King, he attended school through the 10th grade.

He served bravely in the U.S. Army during World War II for four years and received an honorable discharge in 1945.

In 1946, he married Imogene Tomlin Burdine and moved to Seminole County, where they farmed and raised their children.

King was baptized into the faith at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Russ, Okla., by his wife’s minister grandfather, J.W. Tomlin. He later united with Bells Chapel Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Imogene King; five children, William King, Harold King, Clyde King, Sharon Foulon and Sylvia E. King-Cohen; 16 grandchildren; and more than 30 great-grand children and 20 great-great-grand children. 

He was preceded in death by two sons; a daughter-in-law; his parents; and eight siblings.

The funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Bells Chapel Baptist Church, Highway 48, off Highway 56. Interment will follow at the Boley Cemetery off Highway 62.

 

Letha King

Letha Lee King, 99 year-old Wewoka, Okla. resident died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 at Holdenville General Hospital in Holdenville, Okla. 

She was born Aug. 13, 1913 in Holdenville to John Long and Myrtle McCaslin. 

She had lived in the Holdenville and Seminole County area for most of her life. 

She was a member of the Creek Nation Of Oklahoma.

She married Louis King, Sr. in Holdenville in 1929. 

She was preceded in death by both of her parents and her husband.

Survivors include one son, Louis King, Jr. of Keizer, Ore.; three daughters, Lahoma Driver of Shelbyville, Ky., Lois Perry of Gilroy, Calif. and Louina Smith of San Angelo, Tex.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens of Seminole.

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

Letha King

Letha Lee King, 99, Wewoka resident died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 at Holdenville General Hospital in Holdenville, Okla.

She was born Aug. 13, 1913 in Holdenville to John Long and Myrtle McCaslin.

She lived in the Holdenville and Seminole County area for most of her life.

She was a member of the Creek Nation of Oklahoma.

She married Louis King, Sr. in Holdenville in 1929.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis King, Sr.; and her parents.

Survivors include one son, Louis King, Jr. of Keizer, Ore.; three daughters, Lahoma Driver of Shelbyville, Ky., Lois Perry of Gilroy, Calif. and Louina Smith of San Angelo, Tex.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great grandchildren.

The family will have a memorial service at a later date.

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

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

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Rev. Joseph Kinsey

July 19, 1955- December 13, 2013

Reverend Joseph Michael "Mickey" Kinsey went to be with his Lord Friday.

He was born in Gulfport, Miss. to Joseph and Ruth Kinsey.

On Mar. 2, 1979, Mickey married Debora Cillo in Gulfport.

In 1982 they moved to Seminole, Okla. where they raised their daughter Candice.

He served as Associate Pastor at First Assembly of Seminole for 21 years.

Mickey has been credentialed with the Assemblies of God in full-time ministry for 34 years and 31 of those years were spent in Oklahoma.

For the past 20 years he has served as District Music Minister for the Oklahoma district and for the past six years has acted as Associate Pastor at Capitol Hill AG.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Betty Jo Baker.

Mickey is survived by his loving wife of 34 years Debbie; daughter, Candice Kelsey and husband Brandon; brothers, Rev. Ricky and Robbie Kinsey; sister, Janice Raynaud.

Viewing will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Vondel Smith Mortuary at South Lakes.

Services to celebrate his life will be 1:00 p.m. Wed., Dec. 18, 2013 at Capitol Hill Assembly of God 2400 S.W. 74th Oklahoma City, Okla..

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Kidney Cancer Association at kidneycancer.org.

Please visit vondelsmithmortuary.com to leave a message for the family.

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Nikki Kirkendoll

Nikki Steinman Kirkendoll, 38, former Seminole resident died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Nikki was born on Sept. 29, 1974 in Shawnee, Okla. to Charles and Barbara (Johnson) Steinman.

Nikki grew up in Seminole and attended Seminole Schools and graduated from Seminole High School in 1992 where she was an outstanding softball player.

She obtained a Bachelors degree from East Central University in Ada, Okla. and a Masters Degree from Cameron University in Lawton, Okla.

After college she started her career as a caseworker in prisons and then worked at several agencies counseling foster children and parents.

She was currently serving as Director of The Behavioral Health Department at the Oklahoma City Indian Health Clinic.

Nikki traveled to speak at seminars, and clinics and helped other Indian Health Services develop their programs. She was highly sought after as a speaker and authority in her field.

She was a member of the Delaware Indian Tribe of Oklahoma.

Nikki was a Licensed Professional Counselor and a licensed Alcohol and Drug abuse counselor.

Nikki was a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors and a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole

Nikki leaves to cherish her memories parents, Charles and Barbara Steinman; one sister, Wendy Sparks and her husband, Scott of Paoli, Okla.; one uncle, Andy Johnson of Bartlesville, Okla.; one aunt, Katherine Lynch of Bartlesville; and several cousins, family members and close friends.

Nikki was preceded in death by her grandparents, Loren and Helen Steinman, Bill Johnson and Janet Johnson; and an aunt Patricia Johnson.

Funeral services are planned for 11:00 a.m.., Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at the First Baptist Church at 404 Reid St. in Seminole with Buddy Hunter officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Scott Sparks, Scott Gibbs, Destry Duff, Stefano Douglas, Wade Kester and Rob Rodgers.

The family has requested memorials be sent to the American Lung Association at 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20004.

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

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Gerald Kistler

Gerald Tremaine Kistler, 79, passed from this life on Aug. 13, 2013 in an Oklahoma City hospital with his family by his bedside.

He was born in Seminole, Okla. on July 26, 1934 to Hoyle and Lena Kistler of Seminole.

The Kistler family owned and operated the Seminole Bakery for many years.

Gerald attended Seminole Schools, graduating with the class of 1952.

He served two years in the U.S. Military, stationed in Chicago, Illinois with the 5th Army Headquarters.

While performing his duties in the Military he played and coached the Army baseball team.

Gerald retired from Tinker Air Force Base after 35 years of employment.

The Seminole Girls Softball Association was organized by Gerald in 1973. He was President of the Association, and coached numerous teams, over a period of 23 years.

Gerald was a Basketball Official for approximately 25 years.

He also was a member of a Men’s Senior Softball League, after retirement and played for the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Royals which won several national championships.

He was an avid OU Football fan and season ticket holder since 1953.

In recent years, he organized and coached a Co-Ed softball team for the First Baptist Church in Seminole, where he attended services.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Sheila of the home; a daughter from a previous marriage, Lenita Olsen of Shawnee, Okla.; two daughters by a previous marriage, Sharita Lynn Stalnaker and husband, Mike of Maud, Okla., Brenda Renai Clegg of Santa Ana, Calif.; three grandchildren, Brandon Stalnaker and his wife Chrystal of Maud, Okla., Shannon Stalnaker of Maud, Okla. and Baylen Clegg of Allen, Tex. and six great grandchildren.

Survivors also include two sisters, Dianne Pauly and husband Mike of Naperville, Ill. and Emily Sims and her husband Starr of Seminole.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Seminole with Rev. Marvin Kehl officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

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

Kistler

 

 

 

Lonnie Knight

Memorial and graveside services are scheduled for long time Seminole resident Lonnie Ray Knight on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the Little Cemetery Chapel in Little, Okla.

Lonnie Ray Knight passed from this life to enter into his eternal home with his Lord and Savior on Aug. 2, 2013. Lonnie passed away at his home surrounded by family and loved ones.

Lonnie was born May 28, 1945 to Louie and Thelma (Estep) Knight in Okemah, Okla. and raise by stepfather Charlie Knight.

Lonnie was proceeded in death by his parents; step father; grandparents, Riley and Hazel Knight and Jim and Minnie Estep; one sister, Barbara Worthington; father and mother in law, Robert F. and Johnnye L. Neese; and one brother in law, Robert L. "Bobby" Neese.

He has two sisters who survive him, Pam Kolander and Pasty Welch; a sister in law, Judy Robbins, a brother in law, Scott Neese and wife, Paula, all of Seminole.

Lonnie married Linda Neese-Carter in 1968 in Ada, Okla. and have two daughters Angie R. Adams of Tecumseh and Londa L. Robertson and husband Travis of Shawnee; and stepson Terry M. Carter of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Brittny and Blake Adams, Addison and Jackson Robertson, Christopher Davis, Blaine Carter, and Tagen Carter.

Lonnie leaves to cherish in memory many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a very special cousin, Curtis Brumley.

Knight

 

 

 

Lonnie Knight

Memorial and graveside services are scheduled for long time Seminole resident Lonnie Ray Knight on Friday, Aug. 6, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the Little Cemetery Chapel in Little, Okla.

Lonnie Ray Knight passed from this life to enter into his eternal home with his Lord and Savior on Aug. 2, 2013. Lonnie passed away at his home surrounded by family and loved ones.

Lonnie was born May 28, 1945 to Louie and Thelma (Estep) Knight in Okemah, Okla. and raise by stepfather Charlie Knight.

Lonnie was proceeded in death by his parents; step father; grandparents, Riley and Hazel Knight and Jim and Minnie Estep; one sister, Barbara Worthington; father and mother in law, Robert F. and Johnnye L. Neese; and one brother in law, Robert L. "Bobby" Neese.

He has two sisters who survive him, Pam Kolander and Pasty Welch; a sister in law, Judy Robbins, a brother in law, Scott Neese and wife, Paula, all of Seminole.

Lonnie married Linda Neese-Carter in 1968 in Ada, Okla. and have two daughters Angie R. Adams of Tecumseh and Londa L. Robertson and husband Travis of Shawnee; and stepson Terry M. Carter of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Brittny and Blake Adams, Addison and Jackson Robertson, Christopher Davis, Blaine Carter, and Tagen Carter.

Lonnie leaves to cherish in memory many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a very special cousin, Curtis Brumley.

Knight

 

 

 

Billie Kreeger

Sept. 2, 1930 – Nov. 11, 2013

Mrs. Billie Audine (Goodwin) Kreeger, 83 year-old, Seminole resident passed from this life Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla. 

She was born Sept. 2, 1930 in Seymour, Tex. to parents William Goodwin and Virginia (Rogers) Goodwin.

Billie grew up in Seymour, Tex. where she met a young man by the name of Billy Wayne Kreeger. 

On May 7, 1950 the two were married in Archer City, Tex.

In 1962 the couple moved to Seminole from Wichita Falls, Tex.

Billie worked for over 27 years at Seminole Public Schools in the cafeteria program. 

She was also a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Seminole.

Billie was affectionately known as "Grandma Billie" to not only her grandchildren but to their friends as well at Wewoka Lake. 

She cooked the best fried chicken and coconut pie, they were always the family's and friends favorite. 

Living on Wewoka Lake she always made sure everyone felt welcome and that no one ever left hungry.  

Billie also loved to make quilts and had made all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren a quilt of their own. 

"Grandma Billie" will be missed by many.

Billie leaves to cherish her memory her husband of almost 64 years, Bill Kreeger of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Jane Kreeger of Seminole; one daughter and son-in-law, Mitzi and Eugene Houck of Seminole; one brother, Gene Goodwin of Seymour, Tex.; three sisters, Zeleka Jenkins of Olney, Tex., Glenna Stennett of Olney, Tex., Kathey Moore of Seymour, Tex.; four grandchildren, Kyle and his wife Jenna Kreeger of Seminole, Colt and his wife Heather Kreeger of Greely, Colo., Kade Houck of Seminole, Chad and his wife Brooke Houck of Seminole; four great-grandchildren, Jackson Kreeger, Reece Kreeger, Jett Kreeger, Harper Houck; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Billie is preceded in death by her parents, William and Virginia Goodwin; one son, Derrel Kreeger; one brother, Kenneth "Bud" Kreeger; and by one sister, Barbara Brown.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole with Tim Gillespie and Colt Kreeger officiating the service.  Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Chad Houck, Kade Houck, Colt Kreeger, Kyle Kreeger, Blake Johnson, Jeff Standard and Marty McCain.

Honorary bearers include Chuck Stennett, Greg Moore, Jim Anz, Rick Ickert and Roger Ricketts.

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

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

Kreeger

 

 

 

Phyllis Kueneman

Phyllis Sue (Curley) Kueneman, 67, lifelong area resident died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at Midwest City Regional Hospital in Midwest City.

She was born Feb. 10, 1946 in Phoenix, Ariz. to Albert Curley, Sr. and Cleta Magdalena (Rhodd) Curley.

She attended Maud Public Schools and a member of the Citizen Pottowatomi Tribe of Oklahoma.

Survivors include her son, Gary Kueneman of Maud; one brother, Albert Curley Jr. of Maud; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Doniva June Armstrong.

Cremation services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud.

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

Kueneman

 

 

 

Walter Lamb

10/02/1917 - 03/28/2013

Walter Haskell Lamb, age 95 and a long-time resident of Konawa, Okla. passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Valley View Hospital in Ada, Okla.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 1st at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Pastor Jerry States will officiate. Burial will follow in Konawa Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Walt Lamb, Byron Lamb, Donald Lamb, Dwight Butler, Bob Butler, and Charles Gladden.

Honorary Pallbearers are David Roe, Michael Roe, and Jim Watts. Visitation Easter Sunday will be from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Walter was born on Oct. 2, 1917 in Valiant, Okla. to Joseph R. Lamb and Lula A. (Williams) Lamb.

He was a retired Lt. Col. Air Force Pilot who had served in the military for over twenty-four years. He served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam during his time of service.

He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Ada.

He married Wilma Jean (Crenshaw) Butler on July 20, 1986 in Ada. They have lived in Konawa for over 26 years.

He loved planes, old cars and talking about the military days.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma Lamb of the home; two sons, Rod Lamb of Phoenix, Ariz., and Michael Lamb of Phoenix, Ariz.; two step-sons, Bob Butler of Konawa, and Dwight Butler of Oklahoma City; three step-daughters, Sharron Gladden of Konawa, Donna Walker of Konawa, and Teresa Miley of Tex.; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers and four sisters; one daughter, Carolyn Watts; and one grandson, Joey Gladden.

Lamb

 

 

 

Jack Landrum

Jack Hugh Landrum, age 86, of Okemah, Okla. died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 at St. Anthony Hospital in Shawnee.

A Memorial service is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Walker Funeral Service. Marvin Kehl will officiate.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

Jack Hugh Landrum was born May 29, 1927 in Seminole, Okla. the son of Almer Houston Landrum and Bessie (Dawson) Landrum.

He attended schools in Seminole County.

He served in the United States Army.

On May 23, 1953, he married Phyllis (Darmer).

Jack started working in the oilfields as a roughneck but became a superintendant before retiring.

He moved to Okemah in 1983 and been a rancher ever since.

He enjoyed working cattle, running his dozer, and going to the lake.

Preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Joe "Junior", Don, and Joyce Landrum; two sisters, Audrey Addington, and Cybil Berry.

Survived by wife, Phyllis Landrum of the home; three children: Tony Landrum of Tampa, Fla., Ron Landrum and wife DeVonna of Okemah, Kim Porter and husband Ross of Amber, Okla.; four grandchildren, Carla, Thomas, Jacquelyn, and Austin; three sisters, Jo Rehage of Dallas, Tex., Odrey Muncy of Shawnee, Doretha Lowery of Shawnee; and several nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Walker Funeral Service is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Landrum

Kathlene Landrum

Kathlene Ruth Landrum, 57, lifelong Seminole resident, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013 in Seminole, Okla.

Kathlene was born March 22, 1956 in Oklahoma, to Frank and Edith Vivian (McGill) Kelley.

 Kathlene grew up in Seminole and became a Registered Nurse for her working career.

Her husband, Rodney Tolleson of Bowlegs, Okla.; two sons, Anthoney Landrum of Seminole, Okla. and Robert Landrum of Walters, Okla.; a brother, Dean Kelley of Konawa, Okla. and five grandchildren survive Kathlene.

Her mother, Edith Addington, and her father, Frank Kelley, and a nephew Gaylord Kelley preceded her in death.

Funeral services are planned for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole is in charge of arrangements.

Landrum

 

 

 

Tim Larney

Tim Lee Larney, 54, a resident of Konawa, Okla. died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

Visitation is Friday, Feb. 1 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa until 4:00 p.m., and a Wake service is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at the family home, located at 35037 EW 1350 north of Konawa on Hwy 9A.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2 at the home under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa. Pastor Allen will officiate.

Pallbearers are Brian Spriggs, Skyland Tanyan, Larry Harjo, Gus Porter, Kyle Porter, and Calvin Toney.

Honorary pallbearers are Tom Harjo, Paul Tillery, Jerry Walker, and Danny Walker.

He was born Nov. 24, 1958 in Pawnee, Okla. to Alex Larney Sr. and Valerine Lasley.

He was a graduate of Konawa High School and graduated from Southwest Univeristy in Weatherford, Okla. with a Certificate in Auto Mechanics.

He married Teresa Tillery on May 19, 1993 in Jacksonville, Ill.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa Larney of the home; three sons, Jimka Larney and Anthony Larney of the home, and Jeremy Larney of Montana; his mother, Valerine Lasley of Shawnee; three daughters, Winnefred Larney of Weatherford, Charlotte Larney of Shawnee, and Lintina Larney also of Shawnee; three sisters, Teresa Larney of Shawnee, Mary Harjo of Shawnee, and Debra Toney of Tecumseh; and one grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alex Larney, Sr., one brother, Alex Larney, Jr., and one sister, Leah Ann Larney.

Larney

 

 

 

Bobby Laxton

Bobby Lee "Bob" Laxton, 82 year-old, former Seminole resident died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 in Dowling Park, Fl.

He was born July 17, 1930 in Seminole to parents Homer Lee Laxton and Viola Taylor Laxton.

He married Freida Mae Gentry on Dec. 18, 1950 in Snyder, Tex. She preceded him in death.

He had worked for General Motors for many years before his retirement.

Survivors include two sons, David Laxton of Live Oak, Fla. and Bobby Laxton of Athens, Ala.; two sisters, Maxine Davis of Laverne, Okla. and Carolyn Yerby of Seminole; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Fred Williams will officiate the service.

Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Brad Laxton, Chad Laxton, Lee Laxton, Travis Laxton, Ronnie Laxton and Keith Laxton.

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

Laxton

 

 

 

Hanna Lee

Hanna Mae Lee, life long Seminole resident died Wednesday June 5, 2013 in Seminole, at the age of 71.

She was born Oct. 24, 1941 in Wewoka, Okla. to Jimka Larney and Ida Mae (Baker) Larney.

She was a graduate from Strother High School.

She was employed at Doyle’s Quick Stop as a cashier for 26 years.

She married Kenneth Lee on Feb. 15, 1974 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth of the home; one son, Chebon Lee of Newalla, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her parents; half-brother, Elmer Larney and one sister, Claudia Reed Larney.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Jason Peters and Rick Deer officiating. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery, Little, Okla.

Casket bearers are Dave Anderson, Jimmy Howard, Ollie Adams, Terry Thomason, Randolph Larney and William Larney.

Honorary bearer is Rowe Kishketon.

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

Lee

 

 

 

Hildreth Lee

Hildreth "Elaine" Lee born Nov. 17, 1934 went to be with our Lord and Savior Sept. 2, 2013.

She was 78 years old.

Elaine will join her first husband, John Mayo and daughter, Linda Mayo as well as her parents, Nell Harper and Robert Harper, all of Dallas, Tex.

Elaine is survived by many loved ones including husband, Kenneth Lee of Holdenville and daughter, Sandy Mayo-Orr and son in law, Mike Orr of Richardson, Tex.; her brother, Tom Harper of Dallas, Tex.; stepchildren and spouses, Tommy and Lise Lee of Weeletka, Mike and Laurie Lee of Austin, Tex., Cheryl and Danny McDonald of Wylie, Tex.; three grandsons, John, Donald, Vincent Boyer and their spouses, Melissa, April, and Kelli, all from Dallas, Tex.; granddaughter, Whitney Boyer of Richardson, Tex.; and grandson, Michael and spouse, Jennifer Orr of Mustang, Okla.; great granddaughters include, Jasmine, Gabby, Kailee, Rylee, and Ashley Boyer; great grandsons include, Nicholas, Hunter and Josh, all of Dallas, Tex.; and leaves numerous nieces, nephews and sister in laws.

Elaine was born and raised in Dallas, Tex. and moved to Holdenville, Okla., after the passing of her first husband, John in 1974.

She now resides in "Heaven".

Elaine was a great mother, wife, grandmother, great granmother and a "friend to many".

In Earlier years, when her health permitted, she loved to garden, cook and play bridge.

She was the owner of "Country Corner" convenience store in Holdenville, Okla., in her earlier years, now known as "Amys".

Elaine was a Christian and member of Faith Freewill Baptist Church in Holdenville, Okla. and past member of St. Johns Methodist Church in Dallas, Tex., and the Womens Auxillary group of each including the S-Miles Womens Circle Group of St Johns Church.

Elaine was so thankful for Brother Earl and her Church Family at Freewill Baptist.

She was blessed to have had Shirley Carpenter, Phyllis Streater and Sharon Cummins in her life as dear friends.

Honorary pallbearers are Larry Streater, Jim Keefer, Kevin Green, JC Kanard and Mike Orr.

She is in Heaven now and her suffering has ended.

Now she will walk in Heaven and serve Her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

As long as we have our memories, Elaine will forever live in our hearts.

Elaine, I Love you and I will miss you, until I see you again. Your Loving Husband Kenneth.

Wait with Daddy and Linda for me Mom. I will join you all one day. Your Loving Daughter, Sandy.

"If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you back again."

You will be missed…

"May God Bless and Rest your Soul."

Lee

 

 

 

Mary Lee

Mary Teresa (Hollingsworth) Lee, formerly of Broken Arrow, Okla., born Sept. 12, 1947 and died Sunday June 30, 2013.

Teresa received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Tulsa University in 1996. A member of the NSPE and IEEE professional organizations, Teresa worked in her field from 1996 to 2013.

Teresa was a member of the Lord’s Community Church in Seminole, Okla.

Her son, William James Lee III; her brothers, Dan, Tim, Michael and Steve Hollingsworth, and her sister, Philomena Hollingsworth, survive her.

Teresa was preceded in death by her sister, Diane Althouse and her parents, James and Dorothy Hollingsworth, of Shawnee, Okla.

For service information please contact the Lord’s Community Church at 501 N. 5th in Seminole, Okla.

Nora Lefthand

Nora Bear Lefthand, 72, lifelong Seminole resident died Thursday, March 28, 2013 in Seminole, Okla.

Nora was born May 10, 1940 in Seminole to Porter and Venis (Edward) Bear.

Nora grew up in the Little community and attended and graduated from Prairie Valley High School west of Little.

She was a longtime cook at the former Seminole Municipal Hospital and was a bi-lingual teacher at Prairie Valley School.

Nora loved watching Thunder basketball and Oklahoma State University football, cooking and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Nora is survived by two sons, Michael Lance Bear and Sean L. Lefthand, both of Seminole, Okla.; two brothers, Ron Bear of Seminole, Okla. and Porter Bear, Jr. of Seminole, Okla.; a sister, Dora Haney of Seminole, Okla.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Ryan Bear, Sheena Bear, Eric Lefthand, Dustin Lefthand, Zachary Lefthand, Kayton Lefthand, Carmyn Lefthand, Ayden Bear and Joe Duello.

Wake services were held Monday evening, April 1, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Lemaster

Thomas R. "Tom" Lemaster, 77, Wetumka resident died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at the veteran’s Hospital in Muskogee, Okla.

He was born July 1, 1935 in Omena, Mich. to parents Daniel Tillman Lemaster and Regina (Kalchick) Lemaster.

In 1955, he entered into service in the United States Army where he earned the good conduct medal.

On Oct. 27, 1959 he married Virginia "Sue" Kean in Midwest City, Okla.

The couple lived in several different areas throughout the years including Grand Junction, Colorado; Seminole County, Oklahoma where they lived for ten years, and Hughes County, Oklahoma where they lived for twenty years.

He worked as a heavy equipment operator while in Grand Junction, Colorado and later as a roughneck in the oilfields and then a truck driver for Donco Trucking out of Oklahoma City, Okla. from which he retired in 1995.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Lemaster of the home in Wetumka; one son, John W. Lemaster of Wetumka; one daughter, Dora Sue "Susie" (Lemaster) Sawyer of Seminole; three brothers, John W. Lemaster of Amarillo, Tex., James Lemaster of Grove, Okla., Dan Lemaster of Mountain Home, Ind.; three sisters, Bertha Oscar of Suttons Bay, Mich., Esther Walters of Suttons Bay, Mich., Rose Badgly of Oolitic, Ind.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Irene and Ethel; one infant sister and one infant brother.

Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Mitch Williams officiating.

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

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

Lemaster

 

 

 

Bobby Lester

Bobby Gene Lester, 73, a resident of Asher, Okla. and a former resident of Seminole County, died Sunday, July 14, 2013 at St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital.

Funeral services are scheduled for noon Friday, July 19 at the First Baptist Church in Asher, Okla. under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Pallbearers are Glen Lester, Grady Lester, William Whitney, Cody Whitney, Gary Allen, and Mason Allen.

Cremation will follow after the service.

Visitation will begin on Wednesday, July 17, and the family will greet visitors at the funeral home on Thursday, July 18 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

He was born June 24, 1940 in Ringling, Okla. to Arthur Lewis Lester and Lois Marie (Blackwell) Lester.

He was a military veteran of the Army.

He is survived by four sons, Glen Lester of Meeker, Okla., Grady Lester of Stillwater, Okla., William Joseph Whitney of Bray, Okla., and Cody Whitney of Sayre, Okla.; one daughter, Amy Whitney of Stephenville, Tex.; one sister, Bonnie Olive of Asher; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Lois Lester and one brother, Wayne Lester.

Lester

 

 

 

Nova Lester

Nova J. (Linduff) Lester, 85, of Tecumseh, Okla, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013 in Shawnee.

She was born Jan. 10, 1928 to Lincoln and Ima (Allen) Linduff in Tecumseh, Okla.

Nova was raised in Tecumseh and attended Tecumseh Public Schools. She graduated with the class of 1945 from Tecumseh High School.

She married Wilbur Lester on Oct. 31, 1948 in Tecumseh, and he preceded her in death on June 16, 2008.

Following marriage they lived in Sulphur, Okla. and Borger, Tex. before moving back to Tecumseh where they have since resided.

Nova worked at Tecumseh Sunset Estates in the cafeteria before going to work at Tinker AFB as a Secretary in the Tools Department retiring after 20 years.

She was a member of the Tecumseh High School Alumni Association.

Nova was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tecumseh and was a Sunday School Teacher in the nursery.

She was a Campfire Leader for several years during the time her daughter, Debbie was in Campfire.

She loved gardening, cooking, and going to her granddaughter’s school and sports activities. Her grandchildren were the focal point of her life.

Nova was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Lester; and her parents, Lincoln and Ima (Allen) Linduff.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and David Lyon of Seminole; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Karen Lester of Ft. Worth, Tex.; brother and sister-in-law, Dewey and Patty Lester, of Snyder, Tex.; three grandchildren, Trisha and Matt Weber of Ada, Traci and Nick Gray of Denver, Colo. and Allison and Ricardo Noriega of Oklahoma City; four great grandchildren, Cody Weber, Brendon Weber, Zara Gray and Austin Gray; and numerous extended family and many friends.

Visitation will begin 9:00 a.m., Friday, April 5, 2013 and continue through service time.

The family will gather from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2013 to meet with friends at Cooper Funeral Home.

Service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Tecumseh First Baptist Church with Reverend Tony Peak officiating. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

The family has designated Children’s Hospital, Oklahoma City, Okla. or the First Baptist Church of Tecumseh, Okla. as appropriate for memorials.

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

Lester

 

 

 

William Lewellen

William Thomas Lewellen, 61, of Mustang died on Dec. 14, 2012.

He graduated from seminary in 1988 with his Bachelor’s degree in ministry.

A resident of Mustang since 2005, he worked at the Oklahoma City Department of Public Safety.

He also worked part-time for Bass Pro of OKC in the Hunting Department until his death.

He is survived by his wife, Susan; three daughters, Amanda Walker, Leslie Fillmore, Leah Waddle all who live in the OKC area; his mother, Yvonne Jack of Harrah, Okla.; siblings, Otis Lewellen of New Mexico, Dennis Lewellen of Harrah and Kenneth Jack of Edmond, Minnie Herdison of Ft. Smith, Vanessa Norman of San Antonio, Texas and Jill Sharp of Oklahoma City; and 11 grandchildren.

Services were held at the Southwest Baptist Church of Oklahoma City and interment was in Little Cemetery, Little, Okla.

 

Ralph Lewis

Funeral services for Ralph Ray Lewis, 53, will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22, in the Harvey-Douglas Centennial Chapel with Rhonda Howard officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

A time of visitation and support for the family will be 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Viewing will begin this morning.

The son of the late Ralph and Vala Dee Martin Lewis, he was born Nov. 4, 1959, in Oklahoma City, and passed away surrounded by his loved ones Tuesday evening in Ardmore.

He and Susan Woolsey were married Nov. 21, 1998, in Ardmore.

He spent his early childhood as a resident of Seminole, Okla. He had been a resident of Ardmore for the last several years and had worked as a plat former at Valero Refinery.

He was a member of The Lord's Church.

Ralph is survived by his daughter, Kristie Bell and her husband, Jeff of Dallas; son, Jason Parham also of Dallas; granddaughter, Taylor Bell; brothers, Joe Lewis and wife, Carolyn of Ozark, Ark., Buddy Lewis and wife, Glenda of Seminole, Okla., and Terry Lewis and wife, Stephanie of Ardmore; and sisters, Johnnie Bradley of Ardmore, Kaye Croce and husband, Onis of Seminole, and Karie Kindt and husband, Kevin of Ardmore.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Buck and Bill Lewis.

Serving as bearers will be Kevin Kindt, Jeremiah Kindt, Carl Loving, Russell Douthit, Andrew Wood and Gary Posey.

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

Services are under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory.

Lewis

 

 

 

Joan Ligon

Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Joan Roberts Ligon, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Wewoka.

Mrs. Ligon passed away at Mercy Hospital, Oklahoma City on June 14, 2013 at the age of 96 years following a brief illness.

Chaplin Bill Hesse of Canterbury United Methodist Church Oklahoma City will officiate and Reverend Susan Rice of First United Methodist Church Wewoka will assist.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

Mrs. Ligon was bon on July 28, 1916 in EI Reno, Okla. to Richard Joel Roberts and Eva Stone Roberts.

She graduated from Wewoka High School in 1932.

She attended William Woods College in Fulton, Mo. and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. in 1936.

She received her Teacher's certification from East Central State College in Ada, Okla. in 1938, she received a Masters Degree in History from the University of Oklahoma.

She married H.M. Ligon on June 12, 1940 in Wewoka and they made their home there.

She taught English and literature in junior and senior high school throughout her teaching career.

During her childhood in Wewoka, she was a member of the First Baptist Church; and later as an adult she was an active member of the First Methodist Church. Mrs. Ligon taught Sunday school at the Methodist Church and was an adult sponsor for the Methodist Youth Fellowship. She also served as a member of the Board of Trustees at the First Methodist Church.

Other lifetime achievements and associations during the years included being an officer of the American Association of University Women on several occasions. She recently received a SO-year service pin for her service.

Mrs. Ligon was a founding member of the Seminole Nation Museum and Historical Society in 1973 and was a member of its Board of Directors.

She belonged to the Hyacinth Unit of the Wewoka Garden Club; the Oklahoma Heritage Association; Town Hall, Oklahoma City; P.E.O.; the American Association of University Women; and the Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City.

Mrs. Ligon was preceded in death by her parents, her two brothers and her husband of 31 years, H. M. Ligon.

She is survived by two children, Duke R. Ligon (his wife Linda), Oklahoma City; and Nan Holt (her husband, Charles) Denver, Colo., survive her.

Her grandchildren and great grandchildren include: Christian R. Ligon, New York; Jud Holt, Oakland, Calif., Rachel Olson, Denver, Colo. and Emily Holt, Sandy, Utah; great grandchildren-Owen and Wrenn Holt, Emmett and Amber Olson, Miles and Adelyn Miller.

Other surviving members of her immediate family are: Mary and Wendell Knox, Oklahoma City; Lovell and Bud Wingate Arlington, Tex.; Corrine Roberts, Dallas; Arlington, Tex.: and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A special friend of continually love and support Lisa Duncan.

Pallbearers will be Jud Holt, Christian Ligon, Andy Roberts, Phil Roberts, Ritchie Roberts, Steve Knox, David Knox, and Charlie Holt.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tipton J. Burch, John Smart, Richard Elwanger, Fred Smith, Rudy Hargrave, John Norman, Richard Norman, and George Butner.

Following the interment a reception will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Seminole Nations Museums in Joan's honor.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Seminole Nation Museum.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Mildred Lindley

Okemah resident Mildred C Lindley, age 90 departed this life Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 in Oklahoma City.

She was born Dec. 10, 1922 in Weatherford, Okla. to the late Curgil and Effie (Pulis) Blair.

She was a graduate of Eakley Schools and a member of Cromwell First Baptist Church.

She married Milton Lindley Jr. in 1961 at Ada, Okla., he preceded her in death in 2011.

Mildred worked a number of years for Ray's Feed & Seeds, Okemah, and later Butner public schools as bus driver for handicap.

Preceding Mildred in death are her parents; brothers and sisters, Donald Blair, Archie Blair, Pauline Firquain, and Della Mae Enyart.

Survivors include son, Carl Joe Lindley of Seminole, and daughter, Cathy Lindley of Okemah; grandchildren, Shanie Gilbert of Shawnee, Dakota Lindley of Seminole, David Lane Lindley of Keller, Tex., Justin Maxwell, and Seminole; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m. Dec. 10, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Fred Lindsey, officiating.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Myers, Jack Schultz, Ted Tucker, Clyde Enyard, Bodey Blair, Milton Donaghey, Bart Donaghey, and Jamie Donaghey.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Thomas Lindsey

Thomas Lee Lindsey, 54, lifelong Seminole resident died, Monday, July 22, 2013 at the Seminole Care and Rehab Center.

Thomas was born Aug. 9, 1958 in Talihina, Okla. to Willie Lindsey and Lizzie (Coody) Lindsey.

Thomas lived in Seminole all his life and attended and graduated from Pleasant Grove School.

He had worked for Coates Roofing Company in Seminole and as a truck driver for M & M Oil Gas Distributors for Exxon and also worked in Seminole Oilfield.

Thomas loved to joke with friends and family and loved his woodworking and artwork.

Thomas is survived by his son, Beau Lindsey and two daughters, Tonya Lindsey and Wynter Smith all of Seminole, Okla.; five brothers, Bobby Jack Spencer, Eugene (Sonny) Lindsey, Gene Lindsey and Leroy Mitchell all of Seminole, Okla. and Jimmy Lindsey of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sisters, Auggie Laiwa and Dorothy Davis both of Seminole, Okla.; seven grandchildren, Matthew, Stefayne and Clifford Dillon, Eric Smith and Autumn and Shyanne Lindsey and Audrina Smith.

His parents and three brothers and two sisters preceded Thomas in death.

Funeral services are planned for 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 26, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Wake services will be held Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Casket bearers will be Chris Moon, Tim Davis, Jimpsey Tiger, B. J. Fixico, Tim Lindsey, James Marshall and Steven Files.

Honorary Bearers will be "Big" Ray Bristow, Curtis T. Harjo, Simon Harjo and Mark Jones.

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

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Clifford Little

Clifford Lee Little died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 at Oklahoma City, Okla. at the age of 63.

He was born Jan. 7, 1950 in Claremore, Okla. to parents Charles Little and Cora (King) Little.

He moved from Shawnee, Okla. to Oklahoma County 15 years ago.

He served in the United States Army.

He was a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.

He married Cheryl (Carter) Little in Oklahoma City in 2006.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Little of the home; two sons, Benjamin Little of Shawnee, and Mark Little of Shawnee; one daughter, Dee Ann Little of Shawnee; two brothers, Thomas Little and Samuel Little and one sister, Patricia Little of Ada, Okla.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Cora Little and one brother, Clarence Leon Little.

Funeral service will be held 10:00 Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev Kelly Tiger, Jr. and Rev. David Little officiating. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery, Little, Okla.

A wake will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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

Messages of condolences may be sent to www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

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Noel Lively

Noel Dale Lively, 86, of Stigler died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at his home following a courageous fight with cancer.

He was born on Sept. 23, 1926 in Okemah, Okla. to Shelton and Grace Lively (McClannahan).

Dale operated and maintained the Last Splash Sawmill.

As a prominent member of "Who’s Who of the American West" he was a man with character who would captivate audiences with his homespun tales of his many life lessons.

He was loved and cherished by many and a true touchstone for his children.

Not one for pomp or circumstance, Dale has requested to be cremated.

A celebration of his life as an annual event will commence in June. Please contact the family for further details.

He is survived by one daughter, Nancy Catherine (Lively) Favret and husband Bob of Tillamook, Ore.; two sons, Larry Dale "Rusty" Lively and wife Susan of Brooken, Ted Lively and wife Pam of Warrenton, Ore.; eight grandchildren, Montey Favret and wife Jenny of Durham, N.C., Paul Favret and wife Sylvia of Sidalia, Colo., Shawn Dale Lively and wife Krystal of Brooken, Heather Maxine Hurlburt and husband Justin of Muskogee, Sara Beth Borges and husband John of Muskogee, Joshua Henry Lively and wife Amanda of Murrieta, Calif., Julie Willis of Indiana, Pa., Brian Willis of Concord, Pa.; twenty two great grandchildren, Russell and Kelsey Favret, Jake and Luke Favret, Anthony and Aric Bush, Shelton and Dalton Lively, Mattie Hurlburt, Marissa, Evan, Ian, Jolie Borges, Noah, Catherine, Lilly Lively, Jacob, Zachary, Byron, Dianna, Ethan, Aidoann Lively; one great great grandchild, Kaleb Aric Bush; four brothers, Dwaine Ewell Lively, James Kelland Lively, Dwight Bey Lively, Ronald Bruce Lively.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Arletta Lively; two sisters, Violet Ketchell-Martinez, Catherine Lee Lively; two brothers, Glen Shelton Lively, Earl Romeo "Romey" Lively.

Cremation will be under the direction of King and Shearwood Funeral Home of Stigler.

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Cora Long

Cora Alene Long, former Seminole resident passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 in Pinellas Park, Fla., she was 87 years old.

Alene was born Sept. 11, 1925 in Coalgate, Okla. to parents, Andrew Johnson Craver and Mary Ethel (Thornton) Craver.

After graduation she entered into the food service industry where she served as a grocery checker.

Alene was of the Baptist faith.

She married Charlie Frank Long on March 31, 1945 in Oklahoma City, Okla. he preceded her in death on April 7, 1973.

Alene is survived by two daughters, Mary LaDonna Reynolds of Avondale, Ariz. and Judith Lynn Cleary of Largo, Fla.; one son, Danny Charles Long of Conroe, Tex.; two brothers, Charles Craver of Belen, N.M. and Jimmie Dale Craver of Springfield, Mo.; two granddaughters, Stephanie Lynn Sellers of Arizona and Brianne Siobahn Cleary-Brown of Florida; four grandsons, Shawn Michael Cleary, Timothy Charles Cleary, Travis Brent Cleary all of Florida, and Joshua Brett Long of Texas; one great-granddaughter, Delaney Samantha Sellers; three great-grandsons, Liam Patrik Cleary of North Carolina and twins, Kyran Dane Cleary and Gavin Brent Cleary of Alabama.

Alene was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Charlie Frank Long.

Visitation with the family will be 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Graveside funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at Little Cemetery, Little, Okla.

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Ima Long

Ima Joan Long age 79 of Sasakwa, Okla. passed away in Oklahoma City and was called to eternal life on Jan. 12, 2013.

Joan was born on May 30, 1933 to Ammon Hansford and Ima Atlas Reich.

On April 8, 1950 she married the love of her life Everett Melvin Long and together they were blessed with three daughters and one son.

Melvin and Joan owned and operated E. M. Long Trucking Company INC, in Seminole County for over 30 years.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Ammon and Atlas Rose Reich, husband Melvin Long and son Rickey Long, brothers Clarence Reich, Ivan Reich, Lawrence Reich, Jack Reich, Sherman Reich, Herbert Reich, A. H. Reich, one sister, Marie Landreth, and one grandson Eddie Ace Neill and granddaughter Jody Long.

Surviving Joan are brothers, Millard Reich, Jerry and Carolyn Reich, Larry Reich, Lester and Demiah Reich, daughters Linda Wyrick, Nancy Neill and husband Ace, Jeannie Hill all of Sasakwa and daughter-in-law Mary Long of Kansas , a sister-in-law Norma Reich, Sasakwa.

Joan was beloved by her grandchildren Paul Mariott, Keith Mariott, Melvin Joe Mariott, Jeremy Douglas, Rachel Knox, Elizabeth Long, Jamie Long, Joshua Long, Joseph Long, nineteen great grandchildren and a host of extended family and long time friends.

Pallbearers: Jerry Reich, Larry Reich, Lester Reich, Dave Reich, James Landreth and Ace Neill.

Honorary Bearers: Arnold Melton, Millard Reich, Roger Reich and Kenneth Reich.

Services were held at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Jan. 16, 2013 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Wesley Martin officiating. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

A family meal will be prepared and served at 12:00 at Joan's home in Sasakwa, 13825 State Hwy 56. All family members and friends are invited to attend.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Ima Long

Ima Joan Long, age 79, of Sasakwa, Okla. passed away in Oklahoma City and was called to eternal life on Jan. 12, 2013.

Joan was born on May 30, 1933 to Ammon Hansford and Ima Atlas Reich.

On April 8, 1950 she married the love of her life Everett Melvin Long and together they were blessed with three daughters and one son.

Melvin and Joan owned and operated E. M. Long Trucking Company INC in Seminole County for over 30 years.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Ammon and Atlas Rose Reich; husband, Melvin Long; son, Rickey Long; brothers, Clarence Reich, Ivan Reich, Lawrence Reich, Jack Reich, Sherman Reich, Herbert Reich, A. H. Reich; one sister, Marie Landreth; sister-in-law, Norma Reich; grandson, Eddie Ace Neill; and granddaughter, Jody Long.

Surviving Joan are brothers, Millard Reich, Jerry and Carolyn Reich, Larry Reich, Lester and Demiah Reich; daughters, Linda Wyrick, Nancy Neill and husband Ace, Jeannie Hill all of Sasakwa; and daughter-in-law, Mary Long of Kansas.

Joan was beloved by her grandchildren, Paul Mariott, Keith Mariott, Melvin Joe Mariott, Jeremy Douglas, Rachel Knox, Elizabeth Long, Jamie Long, Joshua Long, Joseph Long; nineteen great grandchildren and a host of extended family and long time friends.

Pallbearers are Jerry Reich, Larry Reich, Lester Reich, Dave Reich, James Landreth and Ace Neill.

Honorary Bearers are Arnold Melton, Millard Reich, Roger Reich and Kenneth Reich.

Services will be held at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Jan. 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Wesley Martin officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

A family meal will be prepared and serviced at 12:00 at Joan's home in Sasakwa, 13825 State Hwy 56. All family members and friends are invited to attend.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Billy Looney

Billy G. Looney, 79, Wewoka resident died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 at his home on Wewoka Lake.

Billy was born Sept. 25, 1933 in Walnut Ridge, Ark. to Clarence and Thelma (Spargo) Looney.

Billy retired from Jones and Laughton Steel Mill in East Chicago, Ill. after 30 years and made his home in Oklahoma with his friend Maxine Riley.

His children Larry Looney and his wife Tammy of Leitersford, Ind., Garry Looney of Utah, Jessie Startup and her husband Kevin of Rochester, Ind., Patty Ribar and husband Richard of Valparaiso, Ind. and Cindy Joiner of Portage, Ind. survive him. Two sisters Maxine Kositotes and Linda Looney, sixteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren also survive him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Russell Looney; two brothers, Edward and Jimmy Looney; and three sisters, Deloris, Ruth and Janice.

Billy leaves behind a legacy of a loving life, in all it’s simplicity and was loved by everyone. Dad will be dearly missed.

A special thanks to Loving Care Hospice of Shawnee, Okla., Dad’s neighbors for kindness and support.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in Billy’s memory.

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

Harold Loving

Harold Gene Loving, 69 year-old lifelong Seminole, Okla. resident died Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at his home in Seminole.

He was born Oct. 22, 1943 in Seminole to David Loving, Sr. and Elsie Mae (Pulliam) Loving.

He worked for Independent Tank Company in Seminole until he became disabled.

Survivors include four brothers, David Loving, Jr. of Prescott, Ariz., Bobby Loving of Oklahoma City, Okla., Eddie Loving of Seminole, Okla., Gary Loving of Bethel, Okla.; three sisters, Carolyn Bruce of Seminole, Okla., Ramona Seyfert of Seminole, Okla. and Melissa Odi of Seminole, Okla.

He is preceded in death by his father, David Loving, Sr.; stepfather, Raymond Seyfert; and his mother, Elsie Seyfert.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 13, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Pastor Jeff Nance officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Larry Bruce, Bill Bruce, Buster McCoy, Jerry Jenkins, Gary Don Loving and James Scott Grummitt.

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

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

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Ty Lowe

Ty Dwayne Lowe of Holdenville, Okla. passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in Wewoka, Okla.

Ty was born to Ronald and Rose (Keefer) Lowe on June 13th, 1963 in Wasco, Calif.

Ty attended school in Calvin, Okla. and Wasco, Calif.

He grew up working in the family hay business; Lowe Brothers.

Ronald married Patsy Benoon, they then had a yours, mine and ours family that came together.

Ty worked for Oklahoma Department of Transportation for the last fourteen and a half years.

Ty is preceded in death by his father, Ronald Lowe; brother, Wade Lowe; sister, Leah Lowe; and his brother-in-law, Jay Siemens.

He is survived by his wife, Joanne Lowe of the home; children, Christopher Lowe and fiancé, Lindsey of Valencia, Calif., Savannah (Nana) Lowe of Ada, Chelsea (Saucey) and Gideon Esomonu of Topeka, Kans., Garrett (Bubba) Lowe of the home and Aryn (Puddie) Lowe of the home; his mom, Patsy Benson; mother, Rose Epperly; sister, Laura and JR Prather of Inola, Okla., sister, Jowetta and William Phillips of Holdenville, Okla., brothers and sisters of Calif., Ted Lowe and wife, Kristy, Patrick Lowe, Shelly Lowe, Becky Lowe, Perry and wife Karen, all of Holdenville; very special aunt, Joyce Ledbetter; uncle Bob; aunt Melba Cook; and uncle Earl; who were always there to pick up the pieces. He had his first grandson, Diddier Esomonu; and special son, Easton (Bubbies) Gibbs; son, Michael Hagele of Denmark and daughter, Kristina Gehrdau-Schroder of Germany; special cousins, Carolyn and Denny Boren of Calvin, Okla.; special mother, Jean Phillips of Holdenville; special brothers, Gary Phillips of Holdenville, and Dennis Phillips of Wewoka; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews that meant so much to him.

The first time at our house you were a guest, after that you were family. Please forgive us if we have forgotten anyone. Know that you were loved by Ty and always had a big bear hug waiting for you. He had so many extra kids that were his children too.

Funeral Services for Ty Lowe will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at New Life Church in Wewoka, Okla. with Pastor Tommy Azlin officiating.

Interment will follow at the Calvin Cemetery in Calvin, Okla.

Pallbearers are Tim Medlock, Buster Venable, Ed Wesley, Johnny Ray Wilson, Marty Moody, Jeff Ledbetter, Grant Smith, Jimmy Ryan and Brian Swayze.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Moss Class of 2013, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation Division 3, the Men of New Life Church. We know there are so many more we've forgotten and for that we are truly sorry.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the college fund of Garrett and Aryn Lowe at Security State Bank in Wewoka.

Funeral Service are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville.

Online condolences can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Kenneth Loyd

Kenneth Freeman Loyd, 62, passed away Oct. 12, 2013 after a long battle with prostate cancer.

A celebration of life along with lunch will be held at Festivities: 220 N. Bickford, El Reno, Oct. 16th at 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. to be followed by the funeral service at Wilson’s Funeral Chapel at 100 N. Barker, El Reno.

He will be laid to rest at Niles Cemetery in Caddo County, Okla.

Kenny was born June 16, 1951 in Henryetta, Okla. to Clensie and Alta Loyd.

He was a 10 ½ pound beautiful bouncing baby boy.

This bundle of joy went on to meet and fall in love with Shange Daniel.

They eloped May 31, 1968 and recently celebrated 45 years of marriage.

From this union two children were born Angela Loyd and Ryan Loyd.

They were later blessed with two grandchildren that they were privileged to raise as their own, Russell Loyd and Shange Loyd.

This wonderful grandfather also has two other grandchildren Danielle Loyd and Rowdy Loyd.

Family, friends and his Christian faith were very important to him.

He had two biological brothers, James and Gary Loyd, two living sisters Linda Moffett and Johnny Moffett and one sister who preceded him in death Fran Coe.

He also had two brother in laws Bob and Jack Daniel that he called brothers.

As well as a best friend that he was honored to call his brother Ronnie Wilson.

Loyd also called his sister in laws Patsy Daniel and Kaye Harbor his sisters as well as best friend Barbara Wilson.

He has many brothers and sisters in Christ from his strong faith that he gave credit for extending his life.

Ken broke in rough necking at the age of 16 with his brother in law and hero Bob Daniel.

From this tutelage, he stayed in the oil field moving to driller, tool pusher, drilling superintendent, operations manager, and drilling consultant. This passion never died, with this dedicated man working until the end of life. His knowledge and love of drilling rigs was well known and respected.

Among his favorite hobbies and activities was his membership with the Masonic lodge as a master mason.

This man never had idle hands. He loved carpentry often having a hammer in his hand with his next project. He built and restored multiple cars and go-carts and shared his love of his craft.

Ken leaves a legacy of knowledge from his profession and hobbies.

However, his greatest gift came after the devastating news of his diagnosis of prostate cancer almost four years ago.

After learning this cancer was already at stage four, he became a crusader educating other men to be tested and know the warning signs. He handed out prostate cancer awareness bracelets every September.

He also became more outspoken about his love of God and why he became a Christian and assisted others in their own journey.

Kenneth was a wonderful individual who will be missed by all who knew him.

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Maxine Lozier

Maxine Lozier, 86, longtime Seminole County resident, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, July 25, 2013 at OU Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Maxine was born March 10, 1927 in Camden, Mo.to parents Elmont Owen Conner and Susie Ann (Jeffries) Conner.

Maxine was a member of the Harvey Road Baptist Church in Seminole, Okla.

She retired from Blue Bell (now Wrangler) after many years of service in the pattern and sewing department.

She loved to read, crochet, dance, bowling and enjoyed many years at the Senior Citizens Center.

Her biggest love was her family and friends.

She attended schools at Butner and graduated from New Lima High School.

 Maxine married Jack Burton Lozier, on Dec. 23, 1946; he preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 1991.

She is survived by three sons, William "Bill" Lozier, James B. Lozier and his wife Juanita and Randy Lozier all of Seminole, Okla.; three special nieces she call her " girls" Tina Butner and husband Rick Butner of Wewoka, Okla., Diane Wilson of the home, and Kelly Huff and husband Steve of Holdenville, Okla.

Maxine is also survived by her grandchildren, Leslie Lozier of Seminole, Jeremiah Lozier and Shannon of Seminole, Matt Lozier and Candy of Seminole, Johnathan Lozier of Washington, D.C., Laci Regaspi and Eric of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., along with several nieces and nephews and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack; two grandchildren, Michelle Lozier and Jason Lozier; and her twin sister, Lois Dean Conner.

Services are planned for 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 29, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole is in charge of arrangements.

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Barbara Lucas

Long time Seminole resident Barbara Anne Graves Lucas (Bobby) passed away at her home in Seminole on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the age of 66.

Bobby is predeceased by her mother and father, Maxine and SJ Graves, and her sister, Sharon Graves.

Bobby is lovingly remembered by two children, her son, Bryan Lucas of Seminole, and daughter, Casey Lucas of Del City; two granddaughters, Jordan and Baylee Lucas, both of Seminole. Her sister, Pam Villines of Muskogee; two nieces, Julie Villines and Shelly Leeds; and one nephew, Mike Villines. Tracy Lucas also survives her of Seminole.

Bobby was born in Seminole on Aug. 19, 1946.

She graduated from Bowlegs.

She was a homemaker, raising her children and also worked at the United Methodist Day Care Center in Seminole. She was the only babysitter her granddaughters ever knew.

Bobby’s primary focus in life was her family and friends. Her love, compassion and concern for her family and friends were her priority and was evident up until the day she passed.

She enjoyed sports and watching OU football, Women’s Basketball and the OKC Thunder. But her primary love was watching her granddaughters activities.

Pallbearers are Mike Villines, Matt McReynolds, Dewey Lee, Aaron Carpenter, Chuck Nance and David Conger.

Honorary pallbearers are James Vanlandingham, Allen Lee, David Graves, and Eugene Lee.

A special thank you goes out to the following people: Ruth Carpenter and Carolyn Nance for the care and compassion they showed during Bobby’s illness and Jeanie Simpson who was Bobby’s doctor.

Visitation will be held at Swearingen Funeral Home on Thursday, May 2 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m..

A graveside service will be held at Little Cemetery on Friday, May 3 at 10:30 am.

A reception will take place after the service at the home of her son.

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

Messages of condolences may be sent to www.sweraingenfuneralhome.com

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Earl Lucas

Earl Melton Lucas, a lifelong Seminole County resident, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at his home in Seminole County at the age of 76.

Earl was born Feb. 3, 1936 in Pauls Valley, Okla. to parents Joseph Lee Lucas and Vernia (Coney) Lucas.

Earl moved to Seminole 55 years ago from Shawnee.

Earl was a member of Highway Baptist Church of Little, Okla., for ten years he served as an ombudsman volunteer, which serves as a Nursing Home Advocate and he also retired from Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ada. Earl was a route salesman, repaired vending machines and a route supervisor.

Earl married Sammie (Butler) on June 2, 1956 in Shawnee, they celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 2, 2006, she preceded him in death on Jan. 18, 2009.

Earl is survived by two sons, Mike Lucas and his wife Lynn of Seminole, Wendel Lucas and his wife Jamie of Little Axe, Okla.; two daughters, Jackie Lucas of Seminole and Teresa Woods and her husband Dallas of Dibble, Okla.

He is also survived by three brothers, Roy Lucas of Shawnee, Jimmy Lucas of Fort Worth, Tex., and Elmer Lucas of Choctaw, Okla.; 12 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren; Amber Lucas and his "Rose Queen", Sydney Lucas his special caregivers.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Vernia Lucas; his wife, Sammie Lucas; one son, Steve Lucas and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Burial will take place at Tribby Cemetery in Tribby, Okla.

Serving as casket bearers are Dallas Danielson, Terry Lucas, Ryan Martin, Kelly Joplin and Timmy Potter.

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

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Michael Luckey

Calvin resident Michael Allen Luckey, age 61 years passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013 at his home.

He was born Nov. 22, 1951 in Springfield, Ill. to Medford and Lillie Mae (Alinger) Luckey.

Michael proudly served his country in the US Navy from May 1969 to March 1971.

He attended school in Bixby, Okla.

He married Brenda Roberts June 1981 and she preceded him in death Feb. 16, 2008.

Survivors include daughter Melissa Conner of McAlester, Okla.; two grandsons, Edmon and Michael Conner; his parents, Medford and Lillie Mae Luckey of Calvin, Okla.; brothers and sisters, Steve Lucky of Liberty Mounds, Linda McKinney of Bugtussell, Okla., Medford Luckey, of Owasso, Okla. and Denise Moore of Wewoka, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Blue Ridge Cemetery, Calvin, Okla. with Rev. Walter Kuhlman officiating.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Michael Luckey

Calvin resident Michael Allen Luckey, age 61 years passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013 at his home.

He was born Nov. 22, 1951 in Springfield, Ill. to Medford and Lillie Mae (Alinger) Luckey.

Michael proudly served his country in the US Navy from May 1969 to March 1971.

He attended school in Bixby, Okla.

He married Brenda Roberts in June 1981 and she preceded him in death Feb. 16, 2008.

Survivors include daughter Melissa Conner of McAlester, Okla.; two grandsons, Edmon and Michael Conner; his parents, Medford and Lillie Mae Luckey of Calvin, Okla.; brothers and sister, Steve Lucky of Liberty Mounds, Linda McKinney of Bugtussell, Okla., Medford Luckey, of Owasso, Okla. and Denise Moore of Wewoka, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Emilia Luna

Aug. 8, 1931 – Dec. 10, 2013

Emilia Baca Luna, 82, Seminole resident, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at Elmwood Manor in Wewoka, Okla.

Emilia was born Aug. 8, 1931 in Lubbock, Tex., to Margarita (Martinez) and Randolph Baca.

Emilia was a homemaker, wife and mother, who love quilting, embroidering, puzzles and watching her "Cowboy Shows."

She married Manuel Luna on May 10, 1947 in Lubbock, Tex. and he preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 2007.

She is survived by her daughters, Margaret Gonzales of Del Rio, Tex., Beatrice Garcia and her husband, Pete Garcia of Vici, Okla., Rosemary Valles of Texline, Tex., and Rachel Cortez and her husband, Antonio of Dalhart, Tex.; her two sons, Edward Luna and Sammye Davis of Bowlegs, Okla. and Gilbert Luna and his wife, Frances Luna of Killeen, Tex., a sister, Francis Subia of Lubbock, Tex.; her grandchildren, Donna and Wayne Pogue, Lisa Gomez, John Manuel Aguilera, Trinidad Aguilera, Fabian and Kristi Aguilera, Vivian Gonzales, Michael and Recia Garcia, Loriann Garcia, Geneva and Oliver, Christy and Jason Smith, Monica and Pedro Martinez, Hector Hernandez, Sammy Hernandez, Olivia Luna, Gilbert Raymond and Kayla Luna, Veronica Cortez, Marco Cortez, Allison Cortez, Lucas Cortez, Jennifer Thompson, Rebecca Valles and Nataleigh Valles; 30 plus great grandchildren; and 14 plus great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Randolph Baca, Jr.; her son, Manuel Luna, Jr.; a daughter, Adela Hernandez; and a grandson, Joel Aguilera.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Burial will follow at Thrace Cemetery south of Bowlegs.

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

Luna

 

 

 

Emilia Luna

Emilia Baca Luna, 82, Seminole resident, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at Elmwood Manor in Wewoka, Okla.

Emilia was born Aug. 8, 1931 in Lubbock, Tex., to Margarita (Martinez) and Randolph Baca.

Emilia was a homemaker, wife and mother, who love quilting, embroidering, puzzles and watching her "Cowboy Shows."

She married Manuel Luna on May 10, 1947 in Lubbock, Tex. and he preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 2007.

She is survived by her daughters, Margaret Gonzales of Del Rio, Tex., Beatrice Garcia of Vici, Okla., Rosemary Valles of Texline, Tex. and Rachel Cortez of Dalhart, Tex.; her two sons, Edward Luna of Bowlegs, Okla. and Gilbert Luna of Killeen, Tex., and a sister, Francis Subia of Lubbock, Tex.; her grandchildren, Donna and Wayne Pogue, Lisa Gomez, John Manuel Aguilera, Trinidad Aguilera, Fabian and Kristi Aguilera, Vivian Gonzales,Michael and Recia Garcia, Loriann Garcia, Geneva and Oliver, Christy and Jason Smith, Monica and Pedro Martinez, Hector Hernandez, Sammy Hernandez, Olivia Luna, Gilbert Raymond and Kayla Luna, Veronica, Marco Cortez, Lucas Cortez, Jennifer Thompson, Rebecca Valles and Nataleigh Valles; 30 plus great grandchildren; and 14 plus great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a brother, Randolph Baca, Jr.; her son, Manuel Luna, Jr.; a daughter, Adela Hernandez; and a grandson, Joel Aguilera.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Burial will follow at Thrace Cemetery south of Bowlegs.

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

Luna

 

 

 

Wanda Malone

Funeral service for Wanda Marie Malone, 84, of Shawnee will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel with Scott Hendry, officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

Mrs. Malone passed away on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 in McLoud, Okla.

Wanda was born Feb. 19, 1929, in Seminole, Okla., to Allen and Alberta (Crownover) Heath.

She moved to San Perlita, Texas at an early age.

She was one of eleven kids and picked cotton with her brothers and sisters at young age.

She moved back to Seminole when she was fifteen and worked at Woolsworth.

During World War II she started writing letters to Johnie Malone while he was stationed in England. They never met until he returned to the States and paid her a visit one day while she was working in Woolsworth.

It was love at first sight and they were married on July 2, 1945 in Wewoka, Okla.

Wanda moved to Shawnee in 1960 and worked at Gibson’s for over 10 years in the toy department.

She was a member of The Lord.

She loved and adored her grandchildren and loved to dance with them.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; six brothers; and three sisters.

Wanda is survived by four sons, Jerald Malone and his wife, Debora, Gary Malone and his wife, Beth, David Malone, and his wife Jeannie, and Johnie Malone, Jr. and his wife, Susie; 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; one sister, Mildred White; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, 717 NE Katherine Place, Oklahoma City, OK 73114, in memory of Wanda Malone.

Malone

 

 

 

Charles Mangus

Charles Lloyd Mangus, 79, Tecumseh resident died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at Golden Rule Nursing Center in Shawnee.

He was born Dec. 20, 1933 in Tecumseh to Lloyd Mangus and Martha (Ketner) Mangus.

He attended Tecumseh Public Schools before joining the United States Army where he served during the Korean War.

On May 19, 1959 he married Carrie Elizabeth Birdsell in Poteau, Okla.

He was a self-employed carpenter for many years, finishing out his career working at the Pensacola Naval Base in Pensacola, Fla.

Survivors include one son, Keith Mangus of Shawnee; three daughters, Juanita Mills of Yuba City, Calif., Christine Palmer of Maud, Shelley Brown of Pensacola, Fla.; two brothers, James Mangus of Madill, Okla., Virgil Mangus of Chandler, Okla.; seven sisters, Dorothy Newton of Tecumseh, Cleta Farr of Shawnee, Delores Browning of Washington State, Marcella Jones of Shawnee, Ima Jo Stapp of Tecumseh, Nancy Tegtmeier of Madill, Helen Lamb of Shawnee; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Mangus; his mother, Martha (Ketner) Mangus; one son, Charles Eugene Mangus; and his wife, Carrie Elizabeth (Birdsell) Mangus.

A Memorial service with Military Honors is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Oct. 31, 2013 at Sharon Baptist Church in Shawnee with Pastor Clint Dawkins officiating the service.

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

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

Elydia Manry

Elydia M. Manry, resident of Bethany, Okla. died Thursday, June 27, 2013.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Little Cemetery in Seminole County. Rev. Clint Dawkins will officiate.

Walker Funeral Services is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

She was born July 31, 1917 in Shawnee, Okla. to Ira C. and Della (Reed) Robertson.

She married James Orphis Manry and was a homemaker, farmer and rancher.

She is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brother, Bud Robertson; and sister, Luceal Schimmel.

She is survived by her daughter, Myrna Dell and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren.

 

 

 

Joeanna Marquis

Joeanna Marquis was born in Kingston, Ark. on Sept. 12, 1910 and departed this life in Seminole, Okla. on Feb. 8, 2013 at the age of 102.

Joeanna was the daughter of Tom and Mollie (Hillard) Jackson.

She came to the Strother area with her parents as a small child in a covered wagon in the 1920s and made her home in that area since that time. Her family had intended to settle near Eufaula to be near some relatives but flooding and muddy roads held them back so they settled in northern Seminole county.

She attended Red Mound School before the rural schools consolidated. JoeAnna attended Prairie Grove School and later was one of four members of the first graduating class from Strother in 1931. For the last 30 years she was the last surviving member of that class.

Joeanna was married to Roger L. Marquis in Okemah on Sept. 28, 1948 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 1996. They lived on his family’s land on the North Canadian River where they ran a small cattle and hay operation.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Roger Jack Marquis on July 22, 2006.

Others who preceded her in death are one sister, Cleo Bond, and two brothers, Ernest Jackson and Otto Jackson.

Mrs. Marquis was a member of the Church of Christ at Little and was a homemaker. She also worked in the Wrangler plant.

She was currently a resident at Seminole’s Pioneer Nursing home.

Survivors include her devoted daughter in law, Janet Cene’ Marquis of Seminole; grandchildren, Jeremy and Natalie Marquis of Edmond; Khara Cene’ and Garrick Ritzky of Tulsa; great grandchildren, Ellie Marie Marquis, Cooper Jack Marquis; one sister and brother in law, Juanita and Winfred Lowe of Seminole; two brothers and one sister in law, Fred Jackson of Seminole, Clinton and Peggy Jackson of Seminole.

The family has requested that expressions of sympathy may be made to the Strother College Scholarship Fund.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., at Church Of Christ at Little. Interment will follow at Little 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

Margaret Marquis

Margaret Joan "Jo" Marquis long time Seminole resident died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 in Seminole, Okla. at the age of 82.

She was born April 10, 1931 in Bowlegs, Okla. to Thomas Franklin Nelon and Cora Bell (Brown) Nelon.

She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and taught in Van, Tex. for five years.

She married Billy G. Marquis on April 23, 1948 in Seminole.

She is survived by her husband, Billy Marquis; three daughters, Brenda Lozano of Lindale, Tex., Linda Silvey of Mineola, Tex. and Cindy Chambers of Midland, Tex.; one brother Cecil Nelon of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one sister, Peggy Jackson, of Seminole, seven grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Cora Bell Nelon; one brother, Dale Nelon and three sisters, Gladys Farmer, Elena Tuttle and Polly Patterson.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the Church of Christ of Seminole with Chris Stinnett officiating. Burial took place at Little Cemetery, Seminole County, Oklahoma.

Casket bearers were Michael Lozano, Alan McCracken, Luke Chambers, Anthony Campos, Terry Silvey and Jason Phelps.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of  Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Marquis

Tom Marshall Jr.

Tom Marshall, Jr., 49, Wewoka resident died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 in Wewoka, Okla.

He was born July 30, 1964 in Shawnee, Okla. to Rose M. (Stapp) and Tom O. Marshall, Sr.

He worked as a ground maintenance man at the Ada Country Club and Shawnee Country Club for many years.

He is survived by his parents, Tom and Rose Marshall, Sr. of Meeker, Okla.; three daughters, Jenny Marshall of Midwest City, Tiffany Marshall of Claremont, Fla. and Hannah Marshall of Seminole; two sons, Tommy Marshall of Claremont, Fla. and Troyce Marshall of Seminole; five brothers, Curtis Marshall and Stoney Marshall of Meeker, Terry Marshall of Midwest City, Ron Harris of Norman, and Ray Harris of Tishomingo; and a sister Ann Marshall of Midwest City; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Margaret Wright, PK Stapp, George Marshall and Mamie Marshall.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Rev. Derryck Phillips will officiate, and burial will follow at the Harjo Family Cemetery East of Bowlegs.

Wake services will be held 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, with Sam Johnson and Edwin Marshall officiating.

Casket bearers will be Troyce Marshall, Ramey Harrison, Ron Harris, Ray Harris, Terry Marshall, Stoney Marshall and Curtis Marshall.

Honorary bearers will be Edwin Marshall, Brock Carman, JD Marshall, Jr., Tommy Marshall and Donnie Marshall.

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

Marshall

 

 

 

Bettie Marshall

Bettie Ann (Cherry) Marshall, long time Seminole County resident died Friday, March 8, 2013 in Seminole, Okla. at the age of 70.

She was born July 9, 1942 in Coleman, Tex. to Ralph Homer Cherry and Bonnie (Jennings) Cherry.

She was a waitress most of her life.

She married James Marshall in Seminole, Okla. on Jan. 5, 1981.

She is survived by her husband, James Marshall of the home and one daughter, Sherri Wade of Detroit, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Bonnie Cherry; two sons, Terry Marshall, and Jerry Marshall; and one daughter, Debbie Catrell.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Allen Wood officiating. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery, Little, Okla.

Casket bearers will be Jerry Atkinson, James Bradley Marshall, Casey Joe Wildcat, Jerod Marshall, Michael Wade and Jamie Hughes.

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

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

Marshall

 

 

 

Catherine Mason

Catherine Ann Mason, 51, longtime Seminole County resident died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 at Prague Community Hospital. 

She was born June 26, 1962 in Alva, Okla.

She was a homemaker.

She married John Ray Mason on April 21, 1979 in Seminole.

Survivors include her husband, John Mason of the home; one son, Jonathon Mason of the home; two daughters, Kathleen Madron of Shawnee, Monica Harrelson of Chandler; two brothers, Mike Temple of Collinsville, Okla., Chuck Temple of Tulsa; five sisters, Cindy Kearns of Tulsa, Shirley Rowley of Tulsa, Sandra Foutch of Wendell, N.C., Carol Jo Vance of Wewoka, Cheyenne Chroup of Grove; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ethelda Lou Temple; one sister, Elyssa Monday; and by one son, Johnny Ray Mason.

Memorial services are scheduled for 4:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

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

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

Mason

 

 

 

Paul Mathews

Longtime Seminole County public servant and philanthropist Paul Mathews, 86 years old, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 at Midwest City Regional Hospital.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Okla. with Pastor Marvin Kehl and Greg Walker officiating the service. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole. 

Visitation will begin on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Mathews was born July 14, 1927 at Ninnekah, Okla., to parents, Leonard A. and Daisy (Casey) Mathews.

The family moved to Bowlegs when Mathews was five years old, and later to Seminole.

He left school early, working to support his family after his father died.

He attended school at Independent and Mountain View schools.

As a boy, he sold vegetables, picked peanuts, mowed and bailed hay.

His first real job was at the Seminole Bakery, where he worked up from sweeping floors and greasing pans to making bread and buns.

At 16, he worked at Rogers Lumber Yard, and at 19 went to work for Oklahoma Tire and Supply (Otasco).

It was at that time that he married Jane (Joyner) Matthews, who survives him of the home, after 65 years of marriage.

His jobs included Standard Motor Supply, Smith Tire and Seminole Ford, before he went on the road selling parts for parts stores.

In 1957 he ran for Seminole City Council and continued in that position until he ran for county assessor.

He served as assessor from 1959 to 1979.

He was named president of the state assessors’ association, and later was president of the county officers’ association.

After leaving county politics, Mathews went into real estate.

He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Realtors’ Association and organized the Seminole County Board of Realtors, on which he served as president for two years.

Mathews was responsible for financing dozens of homes for people who couldn’t get regular loans, often giving them a start in life.

In the meantime, the man who only finished eighth grade became a self-made millionaire, buying properties all over Seminole County.

Mathews was baptized into Carr City Baptist Church, and moved to the First Baptist Church Seminole in 1948.

He has been a member of the Lions Club and the Chamber’s Ag Committee.

He ran the Seminole Little League for several years in the 1960’s and helped build the ballpark behind the armory, the second field in the Municipal Park and renovated Oiler Park.

He also helped Wewoka build a ballpark by the golf course.

Mathews supported New Lima Schools in many ways, including the recent gift of a school bus.

In 1962, he was able to buy his beloved Mountain View School building, where he lived until his death.

Paul and Jane Mathews have one daughter, Latresa who is married to Greg Walker, and lives near Seminole; Paul has two grandchildren, Tina Walker who lives near Seminole and Timmy Walker, a student at Oklahoma State University.

Paul has a three year-old great-grandson, Eddie Haworth. 

He is also survived by nephews, Tim Mathews, Leonard Mathews, Tommy Mathews and Rick Mathews. One niece, Peggy Howard, and a host of other family and dear friends.

 Paul and Jane Mathews took in 12 children and supported them through school and college, and helped many of them get a start in life with homes and careers.

He also helped his five nephews when his brother, Roy, was drowned in Ohio in 1962.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and an older brother, Willie Francis, who died in 1928 at the age of one year.

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

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

Mathews

 

 

 

Mamie Mathis

Mamie Jean Mathis of Holdenville, Okla. passed away in her home on Oct. 10, 2013.

She was born on March 7, 1930 to Charlie Amos and Beulla Bell (Lee) Williamson in Frances, Okla.

On Nov. 18, 1949 Mamie married Douglas H. Sipes in Mountain View, Okla. and together they started their family.

Throughout the years Mamie worked as a Nurses Aid and later retired.

Mamie is preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Beulla (Lee) Williamson; her husband, Douglas H. Sipes; her son, Calvin Eugene Sipes; her sisters, Rosa Hawkins, Casamae Cross, Betty McAlester; her brother, Percy Williamson; her sister-in-law, Mable Williamson; her brother-in-law, Billy Sipes; her daughter-in-law, Cathy Sipes; her granddaughter, Lisa Sipes; her great grandson, Dylan Sipes; her nephew, Bobby Dean Sipes; and her great nephew, Donnie Sipes.

Mamie is survived by her sons, Douglas T. Sipes and wife Linda of Holdenville and Jimmy Ray Sipes of Wewoka; her grandchildren, Teddy Sipes and family, Justin Sipes and family, Clint Sipes, Jimmy Sipes and family, Danny Sipes and family, Amos Sipes and family, Brandi Sipes and her children, Jaimie Raff and family, Jennifer Sipes and her child, Jessica Richardson and family, Austin Sipes and his child; her siblings, Johnny Williamson, Loeva Sipes, Clara McIntire and husband Hughlan, Melvin Ray Williamson and wife Brenda; and many loved nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Memorial services for Mamie will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at the Church of the Nazarene in Holdenville, with Pastor Dane Robinson Officiating.

Funeral services are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville.

Online Condolences can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Mathis

 

 

 

Gerry McAdams

Gerry Richard McAdams a resident of Bastrop, Tex. died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at Wanette, Okla. at the age of 58.

He was born Nov. 29, 1954 in Seminole, Okla. to Caleph Nowell and Ovella Robertson.

After graduation from High School he attended the University of Texas.

He was employed at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center where he was an Animal Research Supervisor for 28 years.

He is survived by his step-mother, Medora Nowell; three sons, Richard, Tyrel "Ty" and Matthew; one brother, Terry; two step-brothers, Randy and Rick; four sisters, Sue, Norwetta, Shannan, Beverly; one step-sister, Frankie and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jerol and sister, Ellen.

Memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

McAdams

 

 

 

Billy McConnell

Billy McConnell, longtime Seminole resident died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.

He was born June 13, 1949 to Earl and Thelma McConnell.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Seminole.

Terry McCormick

Terry Don McCormick, life long Seminole resident died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at Seminole.

He was born Oct. 31, 1960 in Seminole, Okla. to Glenn McCormick and Betty June (Scott) McCormick.

He attended and graduated from Seminole High School and after graduation he joined the Oklahoma National Guard and earned the rank of PFC.

He worked as a laborer and was a handy man around the Seminole area.

He married Tina Denise Laney on June 28, 2003 at the Temple of Praise in Seminole.

He is survived by his wife, Tina of the home; two brothers, Glenn T. McCormick of Wewoka and Joe McCormick of Bowlegs.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Betty McCormick and two infant sons.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Jim and Nita Moreland officiating. Services will conclude at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Private burial will take place at Little Cemetery, Seminole County, Okla.

Serving as casket bearers are Josh Underwood, Shawn Crisenberry, Marcus Wright, Howard McAlester, Patrick Bradley and Rick Melton.

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

Messages of condolences may be sent www.swearingenfuenralhome.com

McCormick

 

 

 

KC McCray

Come celebrate my son, KC McCray's Final Birthday July 25, 1991- July 18, 2013

Thursday July 25 at 2:00 p.m. at First Assembly of God, 12840 HWY 99 in Bowlegs, Okla.

Be prepared to laugh, smile and cry a lot. Hugs will given to all who attend.

Please wear a rock or country T-shirt or something with a computer or guitar design.

McCray

 

 

 

John McDonald

Dad was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the VFW and American Legion. 

He was baptized into the Baptist Church and would continue to attend services until his physical limitations would not allow so.

Dad was an avid fisherman, loyal Texas A&M and Dallas Cowboy fan. 

Also, Dad was a constant tinkerer, busy always with something that needed fixing, often fixing something that he worked on earlier, just to do it again.  That continued until he was no longer able.

Dad’s passing is preceded by his parents, John Patrick and Artie Ardella (Warner) McDonald; sisters, June Erwin and Mary McEntire; brothers, Robert, Terrell, George, Franklin.

Dad is survived by his brother, Max McDonald of Decatur, Tex.; sons, Ronald W. McDonald of Broken Arrow, Okla.; John O. McDonald of Dallas, Tex.; daughter, Cheryl K. (McDonald) Haller of Lakewood, Calif. and his wife, Patricia (Clower) McDonald of Seminole, Okla. 

In addition, Dad leaves behind many grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

We love you Dad and will always remember how much you meant to all of us.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at Little Cemetery, Little, Okla., with Rev. Mike McDonald officiating.

 In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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

Messages of condolences may be sent www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

 

Sondra McKee

Sondra Rae McKee, 73, longtime Seminole county resident died Aug. 6, 2013 at her home in Earlsboro, Okla.

Sondra was born Sept. 5, 1939 in Cowling, Ill. to Buel and Violet (Caffey) Williams.

Sondra was a homemaker and loving mother and grandmother.

She attended Immanuel Fellowship Church in Seminole.

Sondra married Don McKee on June 11, 1966 in Blackwell, Okla.

Sondra is survived by her husband, Don McKee of Earlsboro, Okla.; two daughters, Debbie Isaacs of Konawa, Okla. and Danita Gordon of Maud, Okla.; her brother, Jim Williams of Konawa, and her sisters, Joyce Harbeston and Keitha Watts both of Seminole, Okla.

She is also survived by six grandchildren, Scott Isaacs, T Isaacs, Tommy Aldridge, Adam Gordon, Shayla Gordon and Shanda Gordon, and eleven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her son, Chris McKee in 1999.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 at the Immanuel Fellowship Church in Seminole, just north of Seminole State College, with Rev. James Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Dora Cemetery, south of Seminole.

 Casket bearers will be Tony Watts, Jim Kiker, Tommy Aldridge, Monty Payne, Josh Morris and Jeff Lankford.

Honorary bearers will be Danny Isaacs, Scotty Isaacs, T Isaacs, Adam Gordon and David Schoonover.

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

McKee

 

 

 

Glenita McLendon

Funeral services for Glenita Joan McLendon, 74, were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013 at Rose-Neath’s Bossier Chapel in Bossier City, La. Rev. Steve Slaughter officiated.

Interment followed at Rondo Cemetery in Rondo, Ark.

Glenita was born Jan. 30, 1939 in Shreveport, La. to John Thomas, Sr. and Jewel Hemperly Stewart and passed away March 19, 2013 in Bossier City, La.

She was a homemaker and member of the Methodist faith.

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

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, James A. "Mac" McLendon; sister-in-law, Janice Wolff and husband Jim of Seminole, Okla.; nephew, James Waltman of Seminole; very special friend, Lurene H. Henry of Shreveport, La.; a special cousin, Becky Kennedy of Bradley, Ark. and a host of friends.

Glenita McLendon

Funeral services for Glenita Joan McLendon, 74, were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013 at Rose-Neath’s Bossier Chapel in Bossier City, La. Rev. Steve Slaughter officiated.

Interment followed at Rondo Cemetery in Rondo, Ark.

Glenita was born Jan. 30, 1939 in Shreveport, La. to John Thomas, Sr. and Jewel Hemperly Stewart and passed away March 19, 2013 in Bossier City, La.

She was a homemaker and member of the Methodist faith.

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

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, James A. "Mac" McLendon; sister-in-law, Janice Wolff and husband Jim of Seminole, Okla.; nephew, James Waltman of Seminole; very special friend, Lurene H. Henry of Shreveport, La.; a special cousin, Becky Kennedy of Bradley, Ark. and a host of friends.

Cynthia McMains

Cynthia Ann McMains, age 60, of Newcastle, formerly of Seminole, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.

She was born Oct. 16, 1952 in Lawton, Okla., the second of five children born to Robert Neal Hammons and Ella Louise "LeMaster" Hammons.

Cynthia grew up in Clinton, the daughter of a Baptist minister, and graduated from Clinton High School in 1970.

In high school she received many honors and awards, but her greatest claim to fame was being elected "Red Tornado Girl".

Cynthia was best known for her beautiful smile and genuine love of others.

She never missed an opportunity to tell others about Jesus.

After H.S. she attended Oklahoma Baptist University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree.

In 1975, Cynthia took the advice of her older brother Sam and went on a blind date. That night she met the love of her life, Larry McMains.

They were married on Aug. 1, 1975 in Clinton, and soon made their first home in Norman.

While Larry attended Law School at the University of Oklahoma, Cynthia worked as a school teacher.

They later moved to Seminole where they raised their four children.

Cynthia was a stay at home mom until the kids were off to college and later assisted Larry in his law practice.

She was a very diligent worker, unless she had something better to do, like shop with her daughters.

Cynthia loved spending time with her family and doing whatever her husband, children and later her grandchildren enjoyed doing.

She loved attending her children’s and grandchildren’s many school activities, taking them to summer tennis tournaments, shopping, and on family vacations to Colorado and Port Aransas.

While living in Seminole, Cynthia faithfully attended and worshiped at First Baptist Church. For 25 years she served as the church pianist and taught Sunday School in the Youth Department.

In 2011, she and Larry moved to Newcastle to be closer to family.

She joined First Baptist Church where her son-in-law serves as pastor.

Cynthia was a beautiful and talented woman, but it was her inner beauty that impacted people most. She was always aware of the needs of others and did her best to make everyone feel special. Whether ministering to new church members, visiting widows, or sending daily scriptures to countless individuals, Cynthia was constantly seeking to make a difference.

And, she did!

She was preceded in death by her father, Rev. Robert N. Hammons; and grandson, Toby Robert Stewart on June 12, 2013.

She is survived by husband, Larry McMains of the home; mother, Ella Hammons of Oklahoma City; four children, Emily Freeman and husband Jeremy of Newcastle, Jeannie Stewart and husband Ben of Newcastle, Matthew McMains and wife Ashleigh of Jeffersonville, Ind., Daniel McMains and wife Cristen of Shawnee; one sister, Diana Nieto and husband Greg of Norman; three brothers, Sam Hammons and wife Joy of Edmond, Robert Hammons and wife Amy of Edmond, David Hammons and wife Jamie of Shawnee; father and mother-in-law, Harvey and Jean McMains of Camp Verde, Ariz.; and eleven grandchildren, Brittany, Caleb, Clayton, Trey, Aubrey, Haley, Courtney, Brady, JP, Hudson and Brooks.

Also many nieces, nephew, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends survive her.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at the Newcastle First Baptist Church. Interment will be at the Newcastle Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Newcastle FBC Living The Vision fund.

Send online condolences at wilsonlittle.com

McMains

 

 

 

James McWhorter

James Theodore McWhorter of Ardmore died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 in Veteran’s Center in Ardmore at the age of 66.

He was born March 4, 1946 in Chickasha, Okla. to parents, Jet McWhorter and Velma Opal (Swagtery) McWhorter.

He served in the United States Marine Corp. He was a life long member of the VFW and a retired barber.

He is survived by two sons, Robert Ray of Moore, Okla. and Michael McWhorter of Louisiana; two brothers, Louis Burl Davis of McComb, Okla., and Uylus Welch of Catoosa, Okla.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jet McWhorter; mother, Velma Opal McWhorter Davis; step father, Louis Ira Davis; sister, Betty Morris; and brother, Orvile Welch.

Graveside funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at Rush Springs Cemetery in Rush Springs, Okla. Rev. Bill Chesser will officiate the service.

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

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

McWhorter

 

 

 

Maxine Melton

Maxine Ann Melton, a Wewoka resident, died in the Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City on Friday, May 10, 2013.

She was born to Wade and Mollie Gentry on Oct. 27, 1941 in Centrahoma, Okla.

Survivors include her husband, Arnold Melton of the home; two brothers, Ray and Roy Gentry; and one sister, Pauline Nowlin.

She was preceded in death by four siblings, Christine, Kelly, Doug, and Ilene.

Services will be held on Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. at the Bethel Pentecostal Church. Burial will be held at the Tinker AFB Cemetery in Oklahoma City, Okla. Rev. Martin and Donna Gustin will officiate.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Melton

 

 

 

Rachel Mendenhall

Rachel E. Mendenhall, 99, longtime Seminole resident died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

She was born Nov. 5, 1913 in Glenco, Okla. to Leo W. and Agnes Octavia (Young) Adams.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her three sons, Robert Mendenhall of St. Louis, Mo., Kenneth Mendenhall of Seminole, and Joe Keith Mendenhall of Yale, Okla.; three daughters, Earlene Virginia Whitehead of Mannford, Okla., Carolyn Faye Copeland of Crescent, Okla. and Rita Ruth Sneed of Yale, Okla.; one sister, Nila Dawn Kolinske of Cooks, Mich.; 89 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and 28 step grandchildren and great grand-children

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl Mendenhall; her son, Jerry Gene Mendenhall; a daughter, Maxine Naomi; two sisters; three brothers; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Seminole with Rev. Marvin Kehl officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Pallbearers will be Robert Mendenhall, Larry Bair, Sam Mendenhall, Terry Estes, Jonathan Mendenhall and Richard Buntin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Andrew Sneed and Joel Mendenhall.

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

Mendenhall

 

 

 

Charles Merritt

Charles Ray Merritt, age 66 years died Oct. 2, 2013 at Select Speciality Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born June 24, 1947 to Cora (Lena) Green and Wesley Green Sr.

He graduated from Sequoyah Boarding School in May 1967.

He worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs for years after relocating back to Seminole, he began working for the Seminole Nation Mysstic Winds Casino before retiring.

He married Myrna Tiger on Oct. 21, 1970.

Survivors include his wife, Myrna; son, Michael Merritt of Seminole; two daughters, Lee Ann McPerryman of Seminole, Brittany Merritt of Konawa; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Oscar Bunner, Billy Merritt, both of Seminole and Wesley Green Jr. of Wewoka; five sisters, Mary Woods of Maud, Linda Martin of Seminole, Kizzie Wildcat of Wetumka, Oshe Merritt and Vanessa Green of Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be Mose Meritt, Mel Lena, Gary Lena, Henson Lena, Roy Carpitcher and Bennie Tiger.

Honorary bearers will be Mvskoke Yargee, Tommy Culberson Sr, Jimmy Tiger, Junior Tiger and Francis Miller.

Wake services will be 6:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Merritt.

Wake service will be Sunday Oct. 6, 2013 at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church in Wewoka with Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Billy Merritt officiating and burial at Tiger Family Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Merritt

 

 

 

Winford Millican

Winford "Doyle" Millican, 85, a former resident of Konawa, Okla. died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Ballard’s Nursing Center in Ada, Okla.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 30th at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Mary Ann Dillon will officiate, and burial will be at Vamoosa Cemetery.

He was born April 7, 1927 in Milburn, Okla. to Louada Millican.

He served our country in the army and later worked as a truck driver in the agricultural industry.

He is survived by one brother, Edd Henson of Noble, Okla. and one sister, Celia Heath of Bethel Acres, Okla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Bobby Millican, one sister, Billie Millican, and his wife, Scharlotte.

Millican

 

 

 

Linda Minner

Linda Kay (Colbert) Minner was born Dec. 8, 1956 in Seminole, Okla. to Earl and Pearlena Colbert.

She was a student at Seminole High School, graduating in 1976.

she received an Early Childhood Education Associates Degree from Seminole State College. She also attended UCO in Edmond, Okla. and ECU in Ada, Okla.

She was employed as lead cook and buffet preparer at Western Sizzlin Restaurant.

She is survived by fiancé, Morris Thomas of Seminole; one daughter, Erica Burnett of Seminole; two sons, Brandon Minner of Seminole and Jonathan Minner of Seminole; one sister, Edna Wilson of Seminole; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Pearlena Colbert; three brothers, James Colbert, Charles Colbert and William Colbert; one sister, Carolyn Smith.

She died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 in Midwest City, Okla.

A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Seminole with Bro. J.C. Simpson officiating. The church is located at 301 Gale Street in Seminole.

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

Minner

 

 

 

David Mishler

David Monroe Mishler, Seminole resident passed away Jan. 5, 2013 at his home, at the age of 90.

He was born to Marion Frances and Eulalia Adeline (Ford) Mishler on July 24, 1922 in Birmingham, Iowa.

He grew up and attended school in Iowa.

He served in the United States Army during WWII.

He married the love of his life, Doris Marie Mishler on Aug. 7, 1943 and have celebrated 69 years of marriage.

David worked for the Department of Interior National Park Service for over 30 years, living in numerous locations before moving to Seminole 22 years ago after retirement.

He loved to quilt and play the organ at home and at church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, April Eddy Tucker; brothers, Robert Mishler, Glen Mishler, and Donald Mishler; and sister, Cleta Vanslyke.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Marie Mishler of the home; his five children, David Mishler Jr. of West Cliffe, Colo., Darwin Mishler of Seminole, Dayle (Terry) Davies of Leesburg, Va., Diana (Mark) Eddy of Visalia, Calif., and Donella Mahoney of Seminole; seven grandchildren, Kevin Lock, Keith Lock, Melissa (David) Bekedam, Allison (Preston) Smith, Trissy (Keith) Wright, and Lisa (Will) Shaw; 15 great-grandchildren, Keana Lock, Kia Lock, Naysia Lock, Grant Isaac, Mark Tucker, Madison Tucker, Kenny Bekedam, Daniel Bekedam, Leah Bekedam, Alesha Wright, Eric (Lindsay) Lefthand, Dustin Lefthand, Zachary Lefthand, Kobe Mahoney Shaw, and K’Lee Shaw; two great-great-grandchildren, Bray’lee Lefthand, and Bryce’son Lefthand; and one sister, Dorothy Grace Black.

A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday Jan. 11, 2013 at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee.

For more information please visit www.resthavenfh.com

Mishler

 

 

 

Maxine Mitchell

Maxine Sterling Mitchell was born Oct. 30, 1923 in Eldorado, Kans. to Hugh Harold and Irene Josephine Sterling. 

She lived 86 or her 89 years in Seminole, Okla., graduating, from Seminole High School in 1941. 

She attended Seminole Junior College and Business School.

Professionally, she worked as a bookkeeper including Pierce Equipment for 18 years and the last 35 years for United Truck Service.

Maxine was a life long member of First United Methodist Church of Seminole, Okla. 

She was active in the Wesleyan Service Guild and later the United Methodist Women. 

She taught kindergarten Sunday School for 25 years and held many offices at various times including serving as Chairperson of the Trustees, a member of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee and a member of the Administrative Board.

Maxine particularly enjoyed cooking and serving at the Wednesday Night Dinners at church.

The pride of her life was her daughter, Jolynn and her grandchildren, Nathan Lowry and Sarah Lowry Meek.  She was blessed with the birth of a great granddaughter, Grace Jean Meek,in March of this year. 

Maxine is survived by her daughter, Jolynn Darland Lowry and her husband, Bishop Mike Lowry of Fort Worth, Tex.; her grandson, Nathan Lowry and his fiancé, Abigail Gabrielse of Lexington, Mass.; granddaughter, Sarah Meek and her husband, Steven Meek and great- granddaughter, Grace Jean Meek of Falls Church, Va.; cousin, Clara Jane Jones and her husband, Roscoe Jones of Monroe, La. and their three children and families, sister-in—law, Dolly Sterling of Westfield Center, Ohio and her three children and families.

Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Seminole, Okla. on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Gary Wilburn and Bishop Mike Lowry officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the children’s ministry at the First United Methodist Church or the United Community Center of Ft. Worth, Tex. www.unitedcommunitycenters.org

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

Mitchell

 

 

 

Julia Montin

Julia Ann (Bryant) Montin, 71, a former Seminole, Okla. resident died Saturday, May 18, 2013 at her home in Cushing.

She was born Nov. 3, 1941 in Seminole to Virgie Ruth (Carroll) Bryant and Charles Clayton "Duke" Bryant.

 Following High School she attended East Central University in Ada, Okla. where she earned Bachelors of Science degree in education on May 14, 1971. She went on to earn her Masters of Science degree in education on July 30, 1975.

She was an educator at Earlsboro Public Schools in 1972. Then in 1973 she went on to teach at Cushing Public Schools until her retirement in 1997.

Survivors include her mother, Virgie Bryant of Seminole, Okla.; one son, Bill Montin of Cushing, Okla.; three daughters, Susan Jo Anderson of Drumright, Okla., Robin J. Tyer of Wyoming, Katherine Ruth Ward of Wagoner, Okla.; one brother, Frank Bryant of Shawnee, Okla.; two sisters, Carol Lee Hendricks of Cushing, Okla., Dorothy M. Eversole of Seminole, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren with one on the way.

She is preceded in death by her father, Charles Clayton Bryant; one grandson, Joshua J. Anderson.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Little Cemetery Chapel located in Little Cemetery. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

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

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

Montin

 

 

 

Texoma Moore

Texoma Moore, age 94, died on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 in Sulphur, Okla.

She was a homemaker.

Graveside services will be held at the Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.

Visitation will be Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Resthaven Funeral Home in Shawnee from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Jimmy Morphis

Jimmy D. "Jim" Morphis, 76, of Wewoka, Okla., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 27th, 2013. He was surrounded by family and friends.

He was born Sept. 3rd, 1936, in Bearden, Okla., the son of the late Alice and Robert Morphis. He was the middle of three siblings.

On Dec. 30, 1988, he married Patricia Kay Morphis, who survives.

Jim attended high school in Bakersfield, Calif., and spent the majority of his life working between Oklahoma and California as a journeyman mechanic.

He was an active member of the First Assembly of God Church in Wewoka, where he served many years as a Deacon.

Jim was a devoted family man. He took great joy in being surrounded by his children, step-children, and numerous grandchildren.

He was well known for his kind heart, generous spirit, and hearty laugh.

He loved fishing and being outdoors. He could build anything, fix anything, and when all else failed, he was adept a holding things together with duct tape, spare parts, and prayer. "Ay-lau."

He is survived by his wife, Pat; his brother, Steve Morphis and sister-in-law, Joyce Morphis of Wewoka; his sister, Ruth Louise McCuan and brother-in-law, William McCuan of Cromwell; his daughter, Betty Burgeis and son-in-law Donald Burgeis of Tehachapi, Calif.; his daughter, Diane Morphis and friend Dan Patrick of Bakersfield, Calif.; his son, Gore Gaines and daughter-in-law Julie Gaines of Edmond, Okla.; his son, Tim Gaines and daughter-in-law Melanie Gaines of Shawnee, Okla.; his son, Torrey Gaines and daughter-in-law Shannon Gaines of Konawa, Okla.; eleven grandchildren, Stephanie, Kesha, Crystal, Dwayne, Kathryn, Hannah, Casey, Luke, Colby, Audrey and Gray; six great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and his recliner-buddy Harley.

Our family wishes to express our gratitude to Jim’s many friends and Heritage Village of Holdenville who supported him with friendship, love and prayers during his last illness.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hilltop Family Worship Center of Wewoka, Okla.

Funeral arrangements will be provided by Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Morphis

 

 

 

James Morris

James Warren Morris "Jimmy" was born to Pete and La Wana Morris on June 23, 1953 in Oklahoma City, Okla. and passed away with family by his side in Seminole, Okla. on Dec. 14, 2013.

He is survived by children, Jennifer, Jimmy, and Joseph Morris; seven grandchildren; brothers and sister, John and Evelyn, Jesse and Leslie, Jerry and Jan, Jane Calhoun, and Jeff and Carol Morris; 18 nephews and nieces.

Services to celebrate his life will be at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2100 Arlington St. Ada, Okla.

Jimmy will be interred at a later date in California with his parents.

"He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother"

Morris

 

 

 

Mary Morris

Mary Vivian Morris, 97, Seminole resident, died Saturday, April 13, 2013 in Seminole, Okla.

Vivian was born Aug. 27, 1915 in Seminole, Okla. to Winford Fizer Matthews and Ara Dell (Barnett) Matthews.

Vivian grew up in Seminole and graduated from Seminole High School and Seminole Junior College. She attended East Central University in Ada, Okla.

She married Harold Wayne Morris on Oct 4, 1936, in Seminole, Okla.

They lived in Duncan, Okla. for over 52 years. Vivian came back to Seminole in 2005, after Harold’s death.

Vivian was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Self-Culture Club and the Sosum Club in Duncan, Okla. She also helped organize the "Kiddies College" in 1949-1950 in Seminole for Kindergarten Age Children.

Vivian had worked in retail sales at "Reba’s" in Duncan, Okla. and Lucille’s Children and Gift Shop in Seminole, Okla.

Vivian is survived by her daughters, Barbara Ann Ply of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Virginia Dell Stanley of North Carolina. She is also survived by her sister, Geraldine "Jerry" Sullivan of Seminole, Okla., three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Her parents; her husband, Harold; two brothers, James Barnett Matthews and Winford F. Matthews, Jr. and her son-in-law, John W. Ply, who died March 23, 2013, preceded her in death.

Funeral services are planned for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Gary Wilburn, officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

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

Morris

 

 

 

Afton Mosley

Feb. 12, 1936 – Nov. 14, 2013

Leon Mosley, 77 years old longtime Wewoka resident and a man of great faith enter into Heaven on Nov. 14, 2013, after a long illness.

Leon was born in LeHigh, Okla. to Clarence and Mertie Mosley. Leon was one of 15 children.

Left behind to anticipate the day when we will all be with him again is his wife, Deane, his high school sweetheart and the love of his life of 59 years, of the home; two children, Mark and wife Tina of Wewoka, Sharla and husband Jon of Guthrie; nine amazing grandchild, Brandon and wife Tammy Mosley of Atlanta, GA., Brian and wife Valerie Mosley of Atlanta, GA., Blake Mosley of Corpus Christi, Tex., Bo Mosley of Austin, Tex., Health and wife Jessica Mosley of Wewoka, Melissa Martin and husband Jessie of Wewoka, Britney Chandler and husband Ryan of Guthrie, Justin and Landry Chappell of Guthrie, and seven beautiful great-grand children, Connor, Afton, Kennedy, Brooke, and Elle Mosley, Braylen Chandler and Jaxie Martin.

He also leaves behind a very loved daughter-in-law, Genis Mosley of Corpus Christi, Tex.

His wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the loves of his life.

He is also survived by two brothers, Floyd Mosley of Philomath, Ore., Bill and wife Brenda of Denton, Tex., Sisters, Ellen and Husband Kenneth Satterwhite, of Spencer, Okla., Sue and husband Travis Admundson of Washington.

He also leaves behind a host of other family and friends who loved him, loved to laugh, visit and joke with him.

His last words were, "Tell them all how much I love them." If few words could describe Leon it would be loving, kind and generous.

He is preceded in death by his son, Terry, who he was anxious to be with again; his parents; brothers, Cleo, Jack, Ralph, Lloyd, Junior and Ellis; sisters, Maxine, Evelyn, Lorine and Florine.

Please join us in a celebration of Leon’s life on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, 2 p.m. at First Baptist church Wewoka. Dear pastor and friend, Jay Badry will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Pallbearers for the celebration will be his seven grandsons and husbands of the two granddaughters.

Serving as honorary pall bearers will be the Adult II men’s Sunday School Class of First Baptist church, and the men who ate breakfast at the Frontier House and solved all the problems of the world and drilled many oil wells.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the remodeling fund at First Baptist Church Wewoka.

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Mosley

 

 

 

Terry Mosley

Terry David Mosley entered the arms of the Master, our Heavenly Father on April 15, 2013. Words cannot express the loss he leaves behind.

Terry was born Nov. 22, 1955 in Wewoka, to Leon and Deane Mosley.

Those who continue on without him are the love of his life of 41 years, Genis and his four sons; Brandon and wife Tammy of Atlanta, Ga., Brian and wife Valerie of Atlanta, Ga., Blake of Corpus Christi Tex., Bo of Houston Tex., his mother and father, Leon and Deane Mosley of Wewoka; five beautiful grandchildren that he adored, Connor, Afton, Kennedy, Brooke, and Elle, Siblings; Mark and wife Tina Mosley of Wewoka, Sharla and husband Jon Chappell of Guthrie and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday April 19, 2013 at the Wewoka First Baptist Church with Pastor Jay Badry officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Wewoka High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Mosley

 

 

 

Minnie Mullins

07/18/1924 - 09/02/2013

Minnie Pearl (Floyd) Mullins, age 89 and a long-time resident of Konawa, Okla., passed away on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 at Golden Age Nursing Home in Guthrie, Okla.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7th at the First Baptist Church in Konawa under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa. Philip Mullins and Jim McMillan will officiate.

Pallbearers are her grandsons and honorary pallbearers are her granddaughters.

Minnie was born on July 18, 1924 in Punkin Center, Okla. to Robert E. Floyd and Nola Gertrude (Wilcoxson) Floyd.

She married Demoy E. Mullins, and worked as a janitor for the Konawa Schools.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, and she enjoyed being with her grandchildren.

She is survived by three sons, Michael Demoy Mullins and wife, Carolyn of Prescott, Arkansas, Martin Lee Mullins and wife, Lisa of Edmond, Okla., and Philip Mullins and wife, Janet of Konawa, Okla.; two brothers, James Floyd of Thomas, Okla. and Joe Floyd of Marlow, Okla.; two sisters, Karleen West of Konawa and Martha Young of Amber, Okla.; 18 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Nola Floyd; her husband, Demoy E. Mullins; two daughters, Pam Borel and Patricia Collier; one infant son; three brothers, Lewis, Jack, and Marshall Floyd; and two sisters, Kathleen Williams and Louise Verner.

Mullins

 

 

 

Norma Murray

Norma Lee (Atyia) Mitchell Murray was born on July 20, 1938, in Seminole, Okla., and departed this life on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in Prague Okla., at the age of 74.

Norma, the daughter of Shaheen M. and Nellie B. (Hill) Atyia, was a resident of Prague.

She graduated from Seminole High School with the class of 1956.

She married William Carrol Murray on Aug. 1, 1975. He preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 2007.

Norma worked as an administrative assistant for several companies including Morgan Well Service in Prague, Big Yank in Wewoka and Hattiesburg, MS, and the Baptist Children's Home in Water Valley, MS.

Norma attended Immanuel Fellowship Church in Seminole.

She was a member of the Red Czech Divas and the Red Rubies Red Hat clubs. She was the last queen of the Red Rubies before they disbanded.

Norma loved to cook, garden, and spend time with family and friends. She was always active in a church wherever she lived.

Her most joyous years were spent in Wewoka where her involvement in Faith Temple included teaching Sunday School and marriage counseling.

Her parents; sisters, Betty Atyia and Zekeah Pease; and brothers, Johnny Brown and Hammet Atyia also preceded Norma in death.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Ron Pinkerton of Rockwall, Tex., Teresa and George Reich of Shawnee, Okla., Melissa Weddle of Prague, Betty and Roger Cunningham of Seminole; step-daughter, Carol Murray of Brookhaven, Miss.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Haney and Sonia Atyia of New Braunfels, Tex., Freid and Pat Atyia of Seminole, Doug and Judy Atyia of Seminole; sisters and brother-in-law, Shirlene and Henry Pratka of Prague, Jo Ann Howell of Prague; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Ambassadors for Christ, P.O. Box 3967, Eagle Pass, TX 78853. The funds will be applied to a new church building in Piedras Negras, Mexico to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Murray family will receive friends on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Immanuel Fellowship Church in Seminole. Interment will follow at Maple Grove 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

Murray

 

 

 

Vida Neill

Vida "Sue" Neill, age 83 years passed away Monday, June 24th, 2013 at Wewoka Care Center.

She was born Jan. 27th, 1930 in Lamar, Okla. to the late Lester Harold Robinson and Anna Faye (Carpenter) Robinson.

Sue graduated from Lamar school in 1947 and attended business school in Tulsa.

She received her teachers’ certificate from East Central College and later worked for Lillian Russell Garment Factory, Wewoka, Chaney Drug, and Seminole County Treasure Office.

She was a member of the Church of Christ in Wewoka.

Preceding Sue in death are her parents; husband, Olen Neill; daughter, Vickie Taylor; grandson, Eddie Neill; and a brother, Jimmy Dale Robinson.

Survivors include sons, Eddie Neill and wife, Nelda; Ace Neill and wife, Nancy all of Wewoka; grandchildren, Stephanie Neill, Shane Taylor, Russell Neill, and Jannetta Taylor; great-grandchildren Stephen Neill, Tanner Hawkins, Holly Hawkins, Tyler Hawkins, Jacob Neill, Natalee Neill, and Kylie Taylor; one sister, Natella Evins of Durant; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Church of Christ in Wewoka with Aaron Alsbrook officiating and burial will be at Holdenville Cemetery in Holdenville, Okla.

Pallbearers will be Rod Hawkins, Tyler Hawkins, Shane Taylor, Russell Neill, Tanner Hawkins, and Ronnie Keesee.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Reed, Jerry Boswell, Steven Neill, and Dewey Muirhead.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Neill

 

 

 

Shirley Nichols

Shirley Nichols, 78
Oct. 1, 1934 – Feb. 22, 2013

Shirley Nichols, 78 year-old, Seminole, Okla. resident, peacefully passed from this life on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Seminole.

She was born Oct. 1, 1934, in Salem, Ill.

She has been reunited with her Lord, her father "Linden" Kenneth Reese, her mother Kathryn May (Rhoades) Reese Barber, her beloved stepfather, T.M. Barber, her brother Michael, and a baby boy who was still born at birth.

Left to mourn her loss are her brother, James Reese and his wife Carolyn of Boise Ida., her children, Patrick Elifritz of Panama, Okla., Catherine Moncada and her husband Tomas of Cottonwood Calif., Kelly Marshall and her husband Carson of Choctaw, and John Elifritz of Seminole, Okla.

Grandchildren include Philip and his wife Sarah Harrington, Michael Harrington, Kelly Estrada, Cammie Martinusen, Tina Marshall, Carson Marshall III and his wife Tiffany, Amber Frey and her husband David.

Great grandchildren include Logan and Brooke Harrington, Joey, Olivia and Landon Estrada, Zechariah Ruben, Bella and Carson IV, Blake Marshall and Colby Frey.

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

Ms. Nichols worked for the Seminole Producer; she worked her way up from writing book reviews and obituaries to Society Editor.

She was proud of her opportunity to interview David Carradine and Arlo Guthrie before "Bound for Glory" was filmed.

She also interviewed Dr. Christian Barnard, the world's first successful artificial heart transplant doctor.

Another notable interview was with Governor Henry Bellman.

Shirley was also a freelance writer with articles published in Redbook, Women's Day, and book reviews in the New York Times.

Law enforcement was the love of her professional life.

Ms. Nichols graduated from one of the first reserve schools held for the Seminole Police Department finding the work so fascinating she later applied and was hired.

She held certifications in fingerprinting and dispatching and attended college level classes related to interviewing victims of sex crimes.

Ms. Nichols retired from the Seminole Police Department in 1997 to care for her mother.

At the time of her retirement, she was the executive secretary to the chief. She had held positions within the police department as dispatcher, jailer, and communications supervisor prior to her promotion.

Shirley was a member of the Business and Professional Women organization and was named Woman of the Year in 1991.

She also enjoyed being a member of a local sorority, Beta Sigma Phi, which helped in the restoration of the historic Strother Chapel in Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

At one time Ms. Nichols sat on the board for the Oklahoma Oil Museum in Seminole.

She also volunteered at Interfaith, which provides food to families in need in Seminole County.

Her wishes were to be cremated with her ashes to be spread in Bryan Memorial Park in her beloved Salem, Ill.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the historic Strother Chapel located in Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole, Okla. Chaplain Don Duncan of the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department will officiate the service.

In lieu of floral arrangements, her wishes are for donations to be made to one of the following organizations: Seminole Humane Society, P.O. Box 88 Seminole, Oklahoma 74818-0088; The Jesus House, P.O. Box 60369, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73146; or please donate a book or monetary gift to the Oklahoma Oil Museum located at 1800 Wrangler Blvd., Hwy 9 West, Seminole, Okla., all in memory of Shirley Nichols.

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

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

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James Nicholson

James "Jim" Walter Nicholson was born Oct. 21, 1942 in Seminole, Okla. to Randle and Vina Nicholson.

He died Oct. 1, 2013.

He graduated from Seminole High School and served in the United States Air Force.

He married Rosanne on April 16, 1965.

He worked with Southwestern Bell which later became AT&T before retiring after a 30-year career.

He was preceded in death by his father, Randle; and brother, Bill.

He is survived by his wife, Rosanne of Yukon; his mother, Vina of Seminole; his son, Keith of Edmond, Bart of Yukon and daughter, Kara Seidel of Mustang; and two grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Guthrie Scottish Temple Restoration, PO Box 70, Guthrie, OK 73044.

Services to celebrate his life were at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at Smith and Turner Funeral Home in Yukon.

Friends may sign an online guest book at www.smith-turnermortuary.com

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Phyllis Nicholson

Phyllis Ann Nicholson, 62, longtime Seminole resident died, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 in Seminole.

She was born June 18, 1950 in Oklahoma City, Okla. to Vernon Lloyd and Florence Edna (Thompson) Perry.

Phyllis graduated from Seminole High School in 1969 and married Lowell Thomas "Tommy" Nicholson on Oct. 3, 1970 in Seminole.

Phyllis worked for many years at Nichols Bestyet Grocery and also for Century 21.

She is survived by her husband, Tommy Nicholson of Seminole; one son, Jonathan Thomas Nicholson and his wife Laura serving in the U.S. Air Force; one daughter, Jennifer La Dawn Towler and her husband Tommy G. Towler of Norman, Okla.; one brother, Loyd E. Perry and his wife Doris of Pink, Okla., and a brother-in-law, John W. Nicholson Jr. and his wife Glenda of Seminole; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Crain and her husband Gary of Prague, Okla. and Jeanette Humphrey and husband Dwayne Thomas of Ft. Worth, Tex.; four grandchildren, Damian Thomas Nicholson, Brandon James Nicholson, Dustin Levi Nicholson and Tristan Grant Towler.

She was preceded in death by one son, Travis Dean Nicholson and her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Chris Lee officiating assisted by Heath Sapp. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Jerry Bray, Justin Bray, Bobbie Bray and Jonathan Nicholson.

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

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Claretta Norman

Claretta T. Norman, 94, longtime Konawa area resident died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 in Midwest City, Okla.

Claretta was born Jan. 1, 1919 in Hughes County, Okla. to Shird Curtis and Lucille Pearl (Winkles) Merriman.

She moved back to the Konawa area in 1976 from California where she was a seamstress, after returning to Konawa she continued her seamstress work and was active in area quilting circles.

She loved to work in her garden and pick pecans and give them as gifts.

She married John Norman in Wewoka, Okla. on Dec. 30, 1938, he preceded her in death in July of 1993.

She is survived by her sons, Charles Norman and Nolan Norman of Shawnee, Okla. and R.C. Norman of Konawa, Okla.; two brothers, Gene Merriman of Las Vegas, Nev. and Dean Merriman of Ventura, Calif.; two sisters, Mildred Lancaster of Sasakwa, Okla. and Elvie Phillips of Seminole, along with seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Barbara Norman; and a son, Lonnie Norman.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Joe Ligon officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

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

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Virginia Norman

Funeral services for Virginia Elizabeth Norman, 84, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the Lone Grove Church of Christ with Mr. Cougan Collins officiating. Interment will follow at the Lone Grove Cemetery in Lone Grove, Okla.

Services are under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home & Crematory, Ardmore, Okla.

Virginia was born to Andrew J. and Lillie (Chisholm) Brown on April 2, 1929 in Sasakwa, Okla.

She died on April 23, 2013, at her Ardmore residence.

Virginia had attended Cully Schools and was an active member of the Lone Grove Church of Christ.

She loved to sew and garden, but her greatest love was spending time with her family.

She was retired as an inspector from the Uniroyal/Michelin Tire Company.

She married Clyde Eugene Norman in Tishomingo, Okla. on April 13, 1947. Together, they ran the Fox grocery for six years and also owned the Norman Trailer Park in Lone Grove. He preceded her in death on March 4, 1995.

Her parents; husband; a son, Keith Norman-Harris; and a sister, Grace Harris, preceded her in death.

Virginia is survived by two daughters, Linda Surber of Ardmore, Okla., and Clydette Jones and her husband James of Lone Grove, Okla.; grandchildren, Robert "Herb" Surber of Ardmore, Okla., Jamie Popkess of Ardmore, Okla., Jim Harris of Healdton, Okla., Melissa Harris of Washington, Okla., Jim Smith of Fox, Okla., John Smith of Ardmore, Okla., Julene Howard of Wilson, Okla. and Pat Smith of Ringling, Okla.; eight great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Casket bearers will be David Cormany, Neil Stitt, Mikeal Popkess, Don Owens, Gerald Neill and James Gravelle.

Honorary casket bearers will be Larry Archer, John Delano, Dewayne McCarty, Bill George, Eddie Proctor, Sammy Harjo and a host of others.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice, 207 C Street NW, Ardmore, Okla. 73401 or to the Lone Grove Church of Christ, 447 Heritage Street, Lone Grove, Okla. 73443.

Online condolences may be sent to www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com

Norman

 

 

 

Robert Norris Sr.

Robert Wayne Norris Sr. died in Wewoka, Okla. on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at the age of 77.

 He was born on Aug. 2, 1935 in Holdenville, Okla. to William Coy Norris and Minnie Luticia (Grissom) Norris. 

He was brought up and attended schools in the Moss community, and was a 1953 graduate of Moss High School. 

He joined the U.S. Army in 1954, and served for two years.

 He married Dortha Ann Kiser on Feb. 25, 1956, in Wetumka, Okla. 

He worked at various jobs, among them as an accountant for Cessna aircraft in Wichita, and in Oklahoma as a truck driver/distributor for Guy’s Potato Chips, Wonder Bread, and a milk distributor. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Minnie Norris; one sister, Vivian Sharp; five brothers: Cecil Norris, J. C. Norris, Jack Norris, Jimmy Norris, and infant Raymond Norris; and one grandson, Josh Avery.

 He is survived by his wife, Dortha of the home; four children, Debra Deer of Wewoka, Robert Jr. of Holdenville, Rhonda Ryel of Jenks, Clifford of Houston, Tex.;  11 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; two sisters, Loretta Brittain of Holdenville, and Sue Pedersen of Wichita, Kan.; and one brother, Harold Norris of Stafford, Ariz.

Funeral services were Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Home’s Lillye Chapel, and he was laid to rest in the Holdenville Cemetery.  Rev. Mike Deer and Rev. Luke Morrison were the officiating ministers. 

Pallbearers were Sonny Kiser, Ricky Kiser, Ronnie Kiser, Rick Branscum, Ryan Orr, and Bobby Brittain. 

Honorary pallbearers were Tommy King, Eric Norris, Barney Brittain, and Glen Pedersen.

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

 

Patterson Norvell

Patterson Norvell passed from this life Aug. 7, 2013. He was surrounded by his friends and family.

Pat lived in Wewoka and is survived by his wife, Dawn; his two children, son, Robert and wife, Tammy of Springdale; and their two children, Robert and Jana Norvell of Kansas City, Mo. and Whitney and Jay Killebrew and daughter, Audrey of Springdale, Ar. and daughter, Ginger Posey and husband, Don of Konawa; and their two children Claire and Race.

Pat is also survived by a brother, Mike and wife, Ginger of Layfayette, La. and their daughters, Lesley and Thomas Dole of Mobile, Al. and Robin Norvell of San Francisco, Ca.; a sister, Nancy and husband, Mike Quigley of Mabank, Tx. their son, Scott and wife, Karin of Argyle, Tx.; along with daughters, Julia and Anna.

Also survived by his baby sister, Jane and Tom Baskin of Marietta, Ga and their two sons, Jeff and wife, Julie Baskin of Enola, Pa and their two children, Ethan and Ella and son, Steve Baskin of Marietta, Ga.

Also survived by his two step-children, Dusti and husband, Lenard Mathews of Seminole, Ok and their five children, Aaron, Sarah and Luke Parks and Sam and Carly Mathews, and Josh Hopper of Tulsa, Ok.

In the past Pat had been president of the Chamber of Commerce, golf association President, and on the Wewoka school board for 13 years, as well as the President of the Central States Beefmaster Association and board member of Beefmaster International.

There will be a family only private memorial for Pat on August 24 and a celebration of Pat's life for all of his friends, location to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Boy Scouts of America.

Christopher Notah

Christopher Robert Notah, lifelong Seminole resident died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 in Seminole at the age of 48.

He was born Sept. 11, 1965 in Roswell, N.M. to John Notah, Jr. and Diana Sue (Walker) Notah.

He was a civilian contractor at Walter Reed Hospital and was a barber in Wewoka.

He is survived by his father, John Notah, Jr. and step-mother Cathey Notah of Mesa, Ariz.; three sons, James Notah of Seminole, John Notah, III of Phoenix, Ariz., Dakota Notah of Seminole; one daughter, Alisha Calhoun of Seminole; one sister, Janell Notah of Lawton, Okla.; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Diana Walker Smith; and one brother, Matthew Notah.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole with cremation to follow.

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

John Nuckolls

Sept. 10, 1922 – Mar. 22, 2013

John Winston Nuckolls, 90 year-old longtime Maud resident, passed from this life Friday, March 22, 2013, in Oklahoma City, Okla.

He was born Sept. 10, 1922 in Mazie, Okla. to parents, Junia Blanche (Mason) Nuckolls and John Henry Nuckolls.

Following graduation from Pryor High School, John joined the United States Marine Corps in 1940.

Then on Oct. 3, 1947, he married Madelaine Rose Gattolliat in San Rafael, Calif.

John then in 1958, enlisted in the United States Air Force where the family was stationed at Aviano Air Base, Italy where he held the rank of Senior Master Sergeant.

In 1966, John and his family returned to Oklahoma where he was still serving in the United States Air Force and had earned the rank of Chief Master Sergeant, they were stationed at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City.

After 30 years seven months and 18 days of active federal service, John, a World War II Veteran, retired in 1971.

Just prior to his retirement John moved his family to a farm in Maud, Okla. in 1967 from Midwest City, Okla.

There they raised three sons. Sadly they had one son, Johnny Ross Nuckolls, who was killed in Italy while riding his bicycle at the age of 12 years old.

Retirement didn’t seem to be a part of John’s vocabulary as he continued to work for Maud Public Schools as a bus driver and custodian.

He also drove a bus for Gordon Cooper Vo-Tec. While all of the time raising cattle, working his farm, and trying to keep the beavers from damming up the river.

John loved his God, family, church and community. He was a longtime member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Maud.

He was also a member of the Seminole American Legion and helped deliver "Meals on Wheels" for the Nutrition Center in Maud.

If you had the opportunity to know John for very long, you knew that you would be greeted every time by "Howdy, Neighbor."

On May 22, 2002, John’s wife, Madelaine Nuckolls passed from this life.

Then on Oct. 16, 2003, John married Bobby Jean (Glenn) Lilley in Maud, Okla. Together John and Bobby continued to raise cattle and work the farm.

John leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Bobby Nuckolls of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Martin and Gay Nuckolls of Irving, Tex., George and Leslie Nuckolls of Seminole, Okla., Henry and Vicki Nuckolls of Irving, Tex.; three step-daughters and their spouses, Linda and Jesse Campos of Pearsall, Tex., Terri Logan and Paul Campoz of Cleburne, Tex., Barbara and Dennis Carter of Roanoke, Va.; twenty three grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren and a host of other dear family and friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Madelaine Nuckolls; one son, Johnny Ross Nuckolls; one step-son, Butch Nuckolls; and by one sister, Mildred June Jones.

Funeral services with full military honors will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 29, 2013 at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud with Rev. Rusty McMullen officiating the service.

Casket bearers will be John’s grandsons and great-grandsons.

Honorary casket bearers will be Charlie Pearce, the men of Trinity Baptist Church, Togy Lewis, Herb Buchanan and Steve Wall.

Interment will follow at Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Fort Gibson, Okla. at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 1, 2013.

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

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

Nuckolls

 

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Jim Nutt

Jim Nutt, age 85 years of Wewoka, went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 in Shawnee, Okla.

He was born Nov. 23, 1928 in Wewoka, to the late Freddy Nutt and Lula Charles Nutt.

He attended school at Nobletown.

Jim married Lorene "Sally" House, Aug. 16, 1950 in Wewoka, she preceded him in death.

Jim was a Truck Driver for Seminole County for a number of years.

He was a member of Cedar Street Church of Christ and ordained deacon.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Billy Renfro officiating and burial at Westwood Cemetery.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Our deepest condolences to those who lost family members this past year from the staff of The Wewoka Times.

Lucinda Obregon

Lucinda Renee Obregon, 43, former Seminole area resident died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 in Hollywood, Fla.

She was born Sept. 6, 1965 to Gay (Shipp) Sweeney and Rufus Oliver Sweeney.

She is survived by her husband, Enrique Obregon of Tulsa, Okla.; her mother, Gay Sweeney of Tulsa; one son, Rick Oliver Sweeney and daughter, Obregona Sweeney both of Tulsa.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Ed Lowery officiating. Burial will follow at the family cemetery near Maud, Okla.

Funeral services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

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Larry O’Connell

Larry M. O’Connell, age 77 of Del City, entered into eternal rest on the afternoon of Thursday, May 16, 2013.

He was born to James Francis O’Connell and Charlie Mae (Moore) Harwell on Dec. 7, 1935.

Larry graduated from Seminole High School in 1954, before attending Bradley University in Illinois. He continued his education by taking college level courses at Tinker Air Force Base and Rose State College.

He married Marjorie Ann Love on May 11, 1957, in Oklahoma City.

Larry was a proud member of the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged after twenty years of dedicated service during which he served during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam and saw service in Japan and Thailand.

After retiring from the Air Force, Larry worked for Baptist Medical Center as a Biomedical Engineer and later for Digital Development Corporation, where he worked as an Electrical Engineer.

Larry also founded and operated LOMO, LLC, a real estate holdings company.

Family and friends were Larry’s passion and delight. He grew up spending summers and vacations with his family.

He loved to teach all of his grandchildren everything he knew about work and life.

He also had a passion for community and served as Del City Councilman for Ward 2, from December of 2001 to April of 2009.

While a councilman, Larry oversaw completion of the new City Hall, Eagle Park pool and park, May 3rd tornado reconstruction, and the new police station and municipal court building.

He also was a Trustee on the Del City Economic Development Authority, and on the board of the Del City Chamber of Commerce.

Larry was also very involved with his faith and his church, Del City Christian Church where he was a Deacon Emeritus.

Larry was a dedicated member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Mason of the State of Illinois, Schiller Lodge No. 335. He was a 32 degree Mason and was recognized with the 50-year service pin by the Peoria Heights Lodge in 2002.

His parents; brothers, Steve Harwell, Charles "Smokey" O'Connell, James "Corky" O'Connell; and sister, Jean O'Connell, preceded Larry in death.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Marjorie O'Connell of Del City; daughters and sons-in-law, Marcy and Bob Flaniken, and Linda and Xavier Neira; grandchildren, Aysha Marie Fitzgerald, James Brendon Martin Fitzgerald, Taylor B. Hale (Emily), Madison W. White (James), and Alexandra Neira; great-grandchildren, Bradlee Fitzgerald, Kimberlyn Fitzgerald, Karma Fitzgerald, Kassie Fitzgerald, Ella White, Shannon Marie White; sisters, Carolyn Alexander of Mustang and Linda Sue Cook of Moore; brother and sister-in-law, Pat and Audrey O'Connell of Rock Springs, WY; and other relatives and many friends.

Larry will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Viewing will be at Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Monday, 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and at Del City Christian Church from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Tuesday.

Memorials may be made in Larry's name to the American Heart Association.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 1:00 p.m., at Del City Christian Church in Del City with Rev. Wes Collier officiating. Interment will follow at the Prague Cemetery at 4:00 p.m. with full military honors.

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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Larry Odell

Larry Edward Odell, Sr., 59, a resident of Asher, Okla., died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Ada.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 11 at the First Baptist Church in Asher under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa. Burial will follow at Vista Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Brett Odell, Joe Ray Milburn, Jake Zumwalt, Ronnie Lynn Odell, Bob Gladden, and Jim Sharp.

Visitation will be Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

He was born Aug. 5, 1954 in Ada to Eugene and Valeta (Stehr) Odell.

He graduated from Asher High School in 1972 and served in the U.S. Marines for four years.

He married Lisa Elizabeth Wilkerson on Dec. 21, 1973 at Garland, Tex.

He worked as a welder for Holt’s Trailer Sales in Asher for over twenty years, and he was a volunteer for the Asher Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Odell of the home; one son, Larry Odell, Jr. of Asher; two daughters, Amie Williamson of Asher, and Michelle Ranells of Konawa; two brothers, Sonny Odell of Asher, and Leroy Odell of Asher; two sisters, Eileen Gladden of Asher, and Peggy Allen of St. Louis, Okla.; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Valeta Odell.

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Richard Orr

Richard Allen "Spanky" Orr, born July 2, 1965; was called Home to be with his Lord and Savior on Nov. 15, 2013.

Ricky, as he was known by his family and friends; was raised, went to school, and worked in the Wewoka and Holdenville area most of his life.

Ricky worked and held many positions throughout his life from working in the oilfield to interim pastor; from driving a school bus to teaching children’s church and youth ministries, always spreading and sharing God’s love.

He loved to share his humor on whatever he was doing; never failing to leave you with a laugh or smile.

Ricky’s passion was for serving his Lord and studying His word.

A close second was his love for spending time with family and friends on any capacity.

He married the love of his life and best friend, Mary Leann Cellars on Sept. 23, 1989.

From this union they raised two children, his daughter Kianna Lee Orr and his son Franklin Wayne Orr of Wetumka.

Ricky loved to hunt, fish, play golf, go to gospel singings, watch and help area marching bands; watching and supporting OU athletics, of which was always seen on his OU cap.

He was a member of the Holdenville Pentecostal Holiness Church, but loved attending, preaching, and singing at several area churches. He loved to fellowship in any shape and form and considered everyone a friend.

Ricky was raised and adopted by his grandmother, Verna Orr of Wewoka, who precedes him in death. Also preceding him in death are his mother, Glenda Resendez of Pasadena, Tex.; uncles, Frankie Orr of Wewoka and Robert Sands of Seminole, paternal grandparents Odell and Ora Lee Tarpley of Wewoka, and great grandfather Jack Lemon of Oregon.

He is survived by his wife Mary Leann of the home in Holdenville; his daughter and husband Kianna Lee and husband Robert of Holdenville; son Frankie Wayne of Wetumka; father and step-mom Gary and Jeanie Tarpley of Roseburg, Ore.; paternal grandmother Dorothy Lemen also of Roseburg, maternal step-father Arnold Resensez II of Pasadena; aunts and uncles, Paul and Wanda Rennie of Tuston, Calif., Tommy and Carolyn Orr of Moore, and Sandy Sands of Seminole; four half sisters and two half brothers, John Rennie of Long Beach, Calif. and Arnold Resendez III of Pasadena, Mary Resendez of Pasadena; Teresa Clark and husband Kenny of Roseburg, Ore.; and Kim Holmes and husband Gregg of Phoenix, Ariz. as well as his wife Leann’s family whom he loved and considered his own, as well as a host of other relatives and friends of whom there are too many to mention but Rick considered not only friends but family.

A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 at the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Holdenville. Pastors Marty Gustin and Rick Madron will officiate. Interment will be at Little Cemetery at a later date.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Edrado Osborne

Edrado Osborne known as "Kip" to most and "Bones" to others was born Aug.26, 1962 to Elzora Osborne and Hubert Barkus.

He attended Sasakwa Public Schools.

His career included machine tech. at Solo Company, auto mechanic and heavy equipment operator until his health declined.

He is survived by 14 children; six step-daughters, Valarie Kuehn of Checotah, Felicia Peltzer of Purcell, Sunny Roberts of Sasakwa, Jaydon Morris of Sasakwa, Kresha Bundy of Wewoka, and Kristina Bundy of Oklahoma City; two step-sons, Matthew Roberts of Sasakwa, Cody Bundy of Konawa; sister, Blonzine Street of Lancaster, Calif.; two brothers, Phillip Barkus and Steve Barkus of Wewoka; and stepfather, Freddie Oby of Wewoka.

He is preceded in death by his parents; grandparents and one sister Charlotte Garland.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Patricia Pack

Patricia Louise Pack, 77, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.

She was born in Capital Hill, Okla. to Robert and Lola Sweet on April 5, 1935.

She married Robert E. Lee Robertson, who preceded her in death.

She later married Harold Pack.

She is survived by one daughter, Trela O’Daniel; a son, Gary Robertson; 15 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole with Rev. Charley O’Daniel officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Stephen Byrd, Ronnie Ross, Adam Hiett, Rob Fletcher, George Eastling, Darren Johnson, Josh Smith, Jay O'Daniel, Josh O'Daniel and Ryan Stone.

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

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Marland Davis Palmer, Jr.

Dec. 10, 1955 – Mar. 24, 2013

Marland Davis Palmer, Jr., 57, Maud resident died Sunday, March 24, 2013 in Shawnee, Okla.

Marland was born on Dec. 10, 1955 in Perryton, Tex. to Marland Davis Palmer, Sr. and Mary Alma (Collins) Palmer.

Marland attended and graduated from Bowlegs High School and then went on to Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Sayre, Okla. where he obtained a degree as an X-ray Technician.

After graduation he went to work for Seminole Municipal Hospital as an X-ray Tech.

Later he owned his own trucking company and hauled grain and cattle for many years.

From 2003 to 2009 he worked at Stewart Wholesale in Earlsboro, Okla.

Marland was a member of the "Faith Riders", a Christian Motorcycle Ministry.

He was also a member of the Peoples Church in Maud, Okla. He started his walk with Christ in April of 2008 and was baptized in a farm pond in June 2008.

Marland served his county and state in the Oklahoma Army National Guard for many years and was a part of the Wewoka Unit.

Marland loved music, hunting, fishing and camping, but his great passion during his life was riding his motorcycle.

Marland is survived by his wife, Dianna Lee (Jordon) Palmer of the home, whom he had been with since September 2003.

He is also survived by a son, David Dewayne Palmer of Yuma, Ariz.; two step-daughters, Lucrecia Reagan of Maud, Okla. and Dawnya Reese of Asher, Okla.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Glendon Garner and Margaret Garner of Maud, his sister, Mary Gee of Prague, Okla.; a brother-in-law, Geoffrey Garner of Maud; and half-sister, Donna Lou Harrington of Lacey, Wash.; one niece; five nephews; and six step-grandchildren survive him.

Also one uncle, James Yeager, who assisted with his care during his long battle also survives him.

His father, Marland Davis Palmer, Sr. in 1993 and his mother, Mary Palmer on Feb. 24, 2013 preceded him in death.

There will be a memorial service for Marland at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel; at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, March 28, 2013, this will also include a memorial service for his mother, Mary Palmer who died one month earlier.

The family will celebrate both of their lives during this combined service. Rev. Glen Pence will officiate.

Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole is in charge of arrangements.

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Marland Palmer Jr.

Marland Davis Palmer, Jr., 57, Maud resident died Saturday, March 23, 2013 in Shawnee, Okla.

Marland was born on Dec. 10, 1955 in Perryton, Tex. to Marland Davis Palmer, Sr. and Mary Alma (Collins) Palmer.

Marland attended and graduated from Bowlegs High School and then went on to Southwestern College in Weatherford, Okla. where he obtained a degree as an X-ray Technician.

After graduation he went to work for Seminole Municipal Hospital as an X-ray Tech.

Later he owned his own trucking company and hauled grain and cattle for many years.

From 2003 to 2009 he worked at Stewart Wholesale in Earlsboro, Okla.

Marland was a member of the "Faith Riders", a Christian Motorcycle Group.

He was also a member of the Peoples Church in Maud, Okla. He started his walk with Christ in April of 2008 and was baptized in a farm pond in June 2008.

Marland served his county and state in the Oklahoma Army National Guard for many years and was a part of the Wewoka Unit.

Marland loved music, hunting, fishing and camping, but his great passion during his life was riding his motorcycle.

Marland is survived by his wife, Dianna Lee (Jordon) Palmer of the home, whom he had been with since September 2003.

He is also survived by a son, David Dewayne Palmer of Yuma, Ariz.; two step-daughters, Lucrecia Reagan of Maud, and Dawnya Reese of Asher, Okla.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Glendon Garner and Margaret Garner of Maud; his sister, Mary Gee of Prague, Okla.; a brother-in-law, Geoffrey Garner of Maud, and step-sister, Donna Lou Harrington of Lacey, Wash. One niece and five nephews and six step-grandchildren also survive him.

His father, Marland Davis Palmer, Sr. in 1993 and his mother, Mary Palmer on Feb. 24, 2013 preceded him in death.

There will be a memorial service for Marland at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel; at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, March 28, 2013, this will also include a memorial service for his mother, Mary Palmer who died one month earlier.

The family will celebrate both of their lives during this combined service. Rev. Glen Pence will officiate.

Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole is in charge of arrangements.

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Dianna Palmer

Aug. 21, 1956 - May 1, 2013

Long time Maud, Okla. resident Dianna Lee Palmer passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at her home, she was 57 years old.

Dianna was born Aug. 21, 1956 in Seminole, Okla. to parents, Glendon Fred Garner and Margaret Lee (Houck) Garner.

She was a homemaker and a member of the People’s Church of Maud.

Dianna loved being outdoors working in her flower beds, camping, home decorating, being with her family.

Dianna was a member of the "Faith Riders" a Christian Motorcycle Ministry.

Dianna was preceded in death by her first husband, Terry Joe Jordan on Jan. 24, 1998 who was the father of her children and her second husband Marland Davis Palmer, Jr. who died March 24, 2013

Dianna is survived by her parents, Glendon and Margaret Garner; two daughters, Lucrecia Ragan and her husband Stacy Ragan of Maud, Okla., Dawnya Reese and her husband Steven Reese of Asher, Okla.; one brother, Geoff Garner of Shawnee, Okla.; six grandchildren, Kierstin, Kenzie, Kourtnee, Marissa, Rayanna, and Tristan; she is also survived by one niece, Shelby and two nephews, Jacob and Gavin.

Dianna was preceded in death by her first husband, Terry Jordan; second husband, Marland Palmer and one brother, Glen Don Garner.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel of Seminole, Okla. Officiating will be Rev. Glen Pence.

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

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Mary Palmer

July 3, 1929 – Feb. 25, 2013

Mary Alma (Collins) Palmer, 83 year-old, former Seminole resident passed from this life on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at Colonial Estates Care Center in Shawnee, Okla.

Mary was born July 3, 1929 in Snowmac, Okla. (just south of Seminole, Okla.) to parents Minnie Maybelle (King) and Buford Yeager.

Mary met and later married Marland Davis Palmer, Sr. on Dec. 14, 1945 in Maud, Okla.

She went on to earn her x-ray technician degree from Southwest State University and worked for Seminole Municipal Hospital in Seminole, Okla. and later at Morton County General Hospital in Elkhart, Kans. until her retirement in 1987.

Sadly her husband of 48 years preceded her in death in January of 1993.

Mary was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Elkhart, Kans.

She moved back to Seminole County in 2003 from El Reno, Okla. where she had been caring for her niece who had brain cancer.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Marland Palmer, Jr. and his wife Dianna of Maud, Okla.; one daughter, Mary Gee of Prague, Okla.; one step-daughter, Donna Lou Harrington of Washington State; three half brothers, Morris Yeager of Tenn., James Yeager of Maud, Okla., Glen Yeager of Calif.; four grandsons, Rev. James T. Benedict and his wife Freda, Gerald Doyle and his wife Christy, Alex Semkoff, David Palmer; five great granddaughters; four great-great grandchildren; two great-great-great grandchildren; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marland Davis Palmer, Sr. who died in January of 1993; one brother, Clinton Eugene Collins; and by one sister, Helen Maybelle Harris.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 4:00 p.m., along with her son, Marland Davis Palmer, Jr., Rev. Glen Pence will officiate at the service.

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

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Mary Palmer

Mary Palmer, 83
July 3, 1929 – Feb. 25, 2013

Mary Alma (Collins) Palmer, 83 year-old, former Seminole resident passed from this life on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at Colonial Estates Care Center in Shawnee, Okla.

Mary was born July 3, 1929 in Snowmac, Okla. (just south of Seminole, Okla.) to parents Minnie Maybelle (King) and Buford Yeager.

Mary met and later married Marland Davis Palmer, Sr. on Dec. 14, 1945 in Maud, Okla.

She went on to earn her x-ray technician degree from Southwest State University and worked for Seminole Municipal Hospital in Seminole and later at Morton County General Hospital in Elkhart, Kans. until her retirement in 1987.

Sadly her husband of 48 years preceded her in death in January of 1993.

Mary was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Elkhart, Kans.

She moved back to Seminole County in 2003 from El Reno, Okla. where she had been caring for her niece who had brain cancer.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Marland Palmer, Jr. and his wife Dianna of Maud, Okla.; one daughter, Mary Gee of Prague, Okla.; one step-daughter, Donna Lou Harrington of Washington State; three half brothers, Morris Yeager of Tennessee, James Yeager of Maud, Glen Yeager of California; four grandsons, Rev. James T. Benedict and his wife Freda, Gerald Doyle and his wife Christy, Alex Semkoff, David Palmer; five great granddaughters; four great-great grandchildren; two great-great-great grandchildren; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marland Davis Palmer, Sr. who died in January of 1993; one brother, Clinton Eugene Collins; and by one sister, Helen Maybelle Harris.

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

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

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Tony Palmer

Tony M. Palmer, Jr. age 64 of Wewoka, OK passed away in Shawnee, Okla., on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.

Tony was born July 6, 1948 to Tony Palmer Sr. and Molsie (Alexander) Palmer of Sasakwa, Okla.

He graduated from Sasakwa High School.

Tony was preceded in death by his father, Tony Palmer Sr, and a sister, Donna Fay.

Survivors include his mother, Molsie Palmer; two sisters, Tanya Bower and husband Steve of Oklahoma City, and Symathia Hooper of Sasakwa.

Tony was a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma Fushutche Band.

He attended Crosspoint Church in Ada, Okla. He loved the Lord and enjoyed reading his Bible.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Frank Moppin officiating and burial will follow at the Palmer Family Cemetery, southeast of Sasakwa.

Pall bearers will be Cory Groves, Donnie Groves Jr., Steve Bower, Scott Hill, Jason Claytor, and Eric Chaffin.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Joe Gatewood, Harry Claytor, Toby Perkins, Joe Coon, George Postoak, James Chaffin, and Roy McConnell.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Palmer

 

 

 

Anna A. Parker

 

Anna A. Parker of Wewoka went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday morning September 30, 2013 at her residence in Wewoka, at the age of 97 years. Born July 9, 1916 in Coal Hill, Arkansas to the late William R. Jones and Lillie Shropshire Jones.

Mrs. Parker attended Bearden school and was a member of Wewoka Church of Christ. She loved to garden, sew, cook, bake, and spend time with her family. She married Dallas R. Parker October 12, 1935 in Holdenville, Okla., and to this union three children were born.

Preceding Anna in death are her parents, husband Dallas ( December 2001), sons-in-law Bob Morgan, and Ianos Chaffin; brothers and sisters Marvin Jones, Norman Jones, R.C. Jones, Zelmer Jones, Elmer Jones, Vera Patrick, and Letha Jones.

Survivors include her three children Ladean Morgan of Wewoka, Okla., Elaine Chaffin of Wewoka, Okla., and Dwight Parker and wife Annette of Grandfield, Okla.: Grandchildren Denise Byrd and husband Tom, Joey Yahola, Mike Morgan, David Yahola, and wife Patricia, Richard Yahola and wife Robyn, Geoff Parker, and Jenny Parker; Step-grandchildren Janice Chaffin, James and Toni Chaffin; Great-grandchildren Ashlee Alford and husband Kevin, Emily Byrd, J.R. Morgan, Kristen Morgan, Jace Yahola, Jordan Reiter and husband Kenneth, Ryan Yahola, Riley Yahola, Reagan Yahola, and Kalyn Lytle. Great-great-grandchildren Kody Reiter, Caleb Reiter, Cason Reiter, Sarah Reiter, Colson Reiter, Carson Edwards, Caitlyn Edwards, Eric Chaffin, Brian Chaffin, Braden Chaffin, and Savannah Chaffin; Brother Tom Jones, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pall Bearers will be Grandson Joey Yahola, Mike Morgan, David Yahola, Richard Yahola, J.R. Morgan, and Tom Byrd.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Eddie Neill, Clifton Taylor, Art Garner, and Raymond Cain.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Wewoka Church of Christ, with Dwight Parker and Aaron Alsbrook officiating, and burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

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Arthur Parker

Arthur William Parker, age 75 and a resident of Konawa, Okla. died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 at Jan Frances Care Center in Ada, Okla.

No memorial service is planned at this time, and cremation is under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

He was born Oct. 26, 1937 in Conway Mich. to Arthur Carl Parker and Florence Irene (Tucker) Parker.

He married Beverly Gay Lawton on July 17, 1982 in Austin, Tex.

Arthur retired as a career airplane mechanic and Tech-sergeant for the United States Air Force. His military career lasted from 1961 until retirement in 1978.

He is survived by two brothers, Ralph Parker and David Parker; one sister, Linda Miller; and one step-sister, Barbara Honeycutt of Konawa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Florence Parker and by his step-mother, Ethel Parker.

Gregory Parker

Gregory Van "Greg" Parker was born in Eureka, Kans. on Nov. 29, 1960 to Van and Claudene (Bleeker) Parker. He was the oldest of four children.

During his early childhood, his family lived in several different places, including Bahrain, Saudi Arabia.

His family moved to Cromwell, Okla. when he was in seventh grade and he graduated from Butner High School in 1979.

Greg married his high school sweetheart, Jerri Lynn (Fuller), on June 18, 1979 in Miami, Okla. They made their home in Cromwell.

Together, they had five children who were always encouraged to pursue their education and passions for life.

Greg earned an associate’s degree from Seminole State College in 2006 and was pursuing a degree in computer science from Tulsa Community College at the time of his death.

Greg worked from 1984-1995 at Hayes Axle in Seminole as a computer draftsman.

He was a member of the Seminole Elks Lodge and served as the Exalted Ruler in 1992.

He worked for the next 17 years at Electronic Storage Corporation in Tulsa, as a computer systems engineer.

Greg was actively involved in local politics and ran for State Representative in 2004 and 2006.

He volunteered for the Oklahoma Food Co-op as a computer software developer and he enjoyed helping with the family business, G-J All Natural Beef.

The family was recognized as Seminole County’s Farm Family of the Year in 2009.

Greg loved woodworking and built many treasured pieces for his family.

He liked to cheer on his children and grandchildren at their various sporting events and activities, play guitar, and ride his motorcycle.

He had his pilot’s license and enjoyed flying.

Greg loved to travel. He had visited all 50 states and several different countries.

He was an advanced certified scuba diver and made several guest appearances to Strother Elementary School as "Scuba Greg".

Greg died on Jan. 4, 2013 in Tulsa.

His funeral service will be held at the Church of Christ at Seminole on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 2:00 p.m. under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Greg’s former high school friends, Ernie Broom, Mike Davis, Billy Douglas, Glenn Swafford, Brad Welch, and Ed Wesley.

Officiating will be Chris Stinnett and the song service will be lead by Arpoika Daniels.

Greg will be laid to rest in Little Cemetery.

Greg was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Sherman and Myrtle (Lasiter) Parker; maternal grandmother, Agnes (Bleeker) Churchill; father, Jesse "Van" Parker; and brother, Gary Todd Parker.

Greg is survived by the love of his life, Jerri (Fuller) Parker; daughter, Tabitha Jo Ann (Parker) Green and husband Justin of Cromwell; son, Kevan Wendell Parker and wife Cortney (Smith) of Norman; son Stevan Gregory Parker and wife Lilah (Lowry) of Ada; daughter Kailyn Elizabeth Parker and fiancé Zachary Davis of Ada; and son, Calvan Doran Parker of Cromwell.

He also had three precious grandchildren: Kellen Andrew Green, Chance Austin Green, and Ricci Marie Parker.

Greg is also survived by his mother, Claudene Parker of Haskell; brother, Mark Allen Parker of Talala, Okla.; brother, Kelly Dean Parker of Haskell, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The family of Greg Parker would like to thank everyone for the prayers, thoughts, and all other acts of kindness during this time of sorrow.

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

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Bonnie Parks

Bonnie Lee (Fortner) Grisso Parks, 91, longtime Seminole resident and educator, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, in Shawnee, Okla., where she had lived for the past seven years.

Bonnie Lee was born May 7, 1921 in Cleora, Okla. to Walter Slaten and Margaret (Axley) Fortner.

Bonnie Lee was a longtime educator in the Seminole Public School system. She first taught elementary education after she graduated from Oklahoma University in 1955.

After teaching in the class room she became Director of Elementary Education, and later a school principal at Woodrow Wilson and Lincoln schools in Seminole.

She also attended Seminole Junior College before going to Oklahoma University.

Bonnie Lee was active in speech and debate at Seminole High School and was a part of a national championship debate team; graduating from Seminole High School in 1939.

She was a longtime member of the Seminole Church of Christ, where she was very active, and taught Sunday school for many years.

She was a member of the Oklahoma Education Association and Seminole County Retired Teachers Association. She retired from education in 1983.

Bonnie Lee loved to travel, and had traveled to all 50 States and 15 foreign countries.

She also loved stamp collecting.

Bonnie Lee was married to Wayne Alden Grisso who preceded her in death on June 25, 1983.

She later married Bill Parks on June 28, 1994 in Seminole, Okla. and he preceded her in death on March 21, 2006.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Wayne Alden Grisso Jr. and Judy Grisso of Shawnee, Okla.; a sister, June Driver of Houston, Tex.; two sisters-in-law, Ella Ruth Fortner of Duncan, Okla. and Pauline Grisso Martin of Coalgate, Okla.

She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Wayne A. Grisso III, Kristi Lea Barnett, Heath Aaron Grisso, Shelli Dawn Reding and Darci Noel Thompson; thirteen great grandchildren, Ricci Reding, Reid Reding, Morgan Lea Barnett, Slayten Wayne Barnett, Autumn Layne Barnett, Grayson Eli Grisso, Gatlin Levi Grisso, Gabreill Elizabeth Grisso, Graci Isabella Grisso, Cooper Aaron Grisso, Kate Grisso and Tinley Thompson.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Seminole Church of Christ on north highway 99 with Chris Stinnett and her son Wayne Alden Grisso, Jr., officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Trace Grisso, Heath Grisso, Jimmy Barnett, James Reding, Mark Thompson, Slayten Barnett and Reid Reding.

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

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Judith Payne

Wewoka resident Judith (Judy) Gayle Payne died Wednesday Jan. 16th, 2013 in Oklahoma City at the age of 60.

She was born in Wewoka June 18, 1952 to Eddie Kerman and Arneitha Thompson Jones.

She was a graduate of Wewoka High School.

She worked at Big Yank and Wrangler Factory's as an assembly person.

She married Wendell R. Payne Jan. 25, 1973 in Seminole.

Survivors include her mother, Arneitha Jones of Wewoka; children, Tywana Reese of Seminole,, Kasey Payne of Moore, Okla., Kennisha Payne of Wewoka, Tanisha Adams of Moore, Okla., and Krizia Payne of Wewoka; sixteen grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Carolyn Jones of Wewoka, Margaret Samilton of Wewoka, Janice Jamerson of Oklahoma City, Sheila Jones of Shawnee, Peggy Jones of Shawnee, Latrease Posey of New Lima; and brother, Paul Jones of Wewoka.

Funeral services are scheduled for 12;00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at the Wewoka First United Methodist Church and burial will follow at Faye Cemetery, Seminole.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Sharon Payne

Long time Seminole county resident, Sharon Kaye (Hardeman) Payne passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in Seminole, Okla. at the age of 65.

Sharon was born on Sept. 25, 1947 in Wetumka, Okla. to parents, Lucius C. Hardeman and Bessie (Jones) Hardeman.

Sharon graduated from New Lima High School, attended Seminole State College and Central Oklahoma College.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of New Lima, Okla. and a Home Health Care Specialist.

In August 1986, Sharon married Sherman W. Payne who preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 2013.

Sharon is survived by one son, Anthony Hardeman of Marietta, Ga.; and one daughter, Teresa Wilson and her husband, Mike Wilson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three brothers, Edward Hardeman of Warner, Okla., Lawrence Hardeman of Shawnee, Okla. and Donnie Hardeman of New Lima, Okla.; and one sister, Earnscell Shelton of New Lima.

She is also survived by one grandchild, Taneiqua Walker; two great grandchildren, Quinton Harris, Cameron Harris; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Lucius and Bessie Hardenman; husband, Sherman W. Payne, Zelma Jean Bruner, Eula Mae Davis, Lucius C. Hardeman, Jr., Cleo, Cloyace and Larry.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel of Seminole, Okla. with Rev. Lamont Bray officiating. Burial will take place at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Serving as pallbearers will be Lawrence Hardeman, Jr., Terry Hardeman, Kevin Hardeman, Julius Price, Dale Price and Jon Griffis.

Honorary pallbearers are Herman Hill, Raymond Griffis, Wallace Edwards and Kenneth Edwards.

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

Sharon Payne

Long time Seminole county resident, Sharon Kaye (Hardeman) Payne passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in Seminole, Okla. at the age of 65.

Sharon was born on Sept. 25, 1947 in Wetumka, Okla. to parents, Lucius C. Hardeman and Bessie (Jones) Hardeman.

Sharon graduated from New Lima High School, attended Seminole State College and Central Oklahoma College.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of New Lima, Okla. and a Home Health Care Specialist.

In August 1986, Sharon married Sherman W. Payne who preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 2013.

Sharon is survived by one son, Anthony Hardeman of Marietta, Ga.; and one daughter, Teresa Wilson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three brothers, Edward Hardeman of Warner, Okla., Lawrence Hardeman of Shawnee, Okla. and Donnie Hardeman of New Lima, Okla.; and one sister Earnscell Shelton of New Lima, Okla.

She is also survived by one grandchild, Taneiqua Walker; two great grandchildren, Quinton Harris, Cameron Harris; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Lucius and Bessie Hardenman; husband, Sherman W. Payne; Zelma Jean Bruner, Eula Mae Davis, Lucius C. Hardeman, Jr., Cleo, Cloyace and Larry.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at First Baptist Church of New Lima with Rev. Lamont Bray officiating. Burial will take place at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Serving as pallbearers will be Lawrence Hardeman, Jr., Terry Hardeman, Kevin Hardeman, Julius Price, Dale Price and Jon Griffis.

Honorary pallbearers are Herman Hill, Raymond Griffis, Wallace Edwards and Kenneth Edwards.

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

Sherman Payne

Sherman Waldo Payne, 69, longtime Seminole area resident died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Sherman was born on Sept. 29, 1943 in Seminole, Okla. to Sherman and Choice (Morris) Payne.

Sherman served in Vietnam in the U.S. Army and was retired.

A daughter Sonja Payne of Oklahoma City, and four grandchildren, Sontina Payne, Sontae Payne, Tre Payne and Tavon Payne survive Sherman.

Funeral services are planned for 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka, Okla.

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

 

Betty Perkins

Funeral service for Betty Jo Perkins of Wewoka will be 1:30 p.m. Friday April 19, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Wewoka with Pastor Jay Badry officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Betty Jo Perkins went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at her home in Wewoka, Okla.

Betty Jo was born July 9, 1930 in Wewoka, Okla. to W.J. Haning and Mittie Molpus Haning.

She graduated from Wewoka High School and later attended Seminole State College.

Betty Jo married Bill Perkins Dec. 21, 1947 at the First Baptist Church in Wewoka, Okla.

Betty Jo was a Master Florist and owned and operated Gilles flower shop in Holdenville for many years.

She loved quilting, fishing, deer hunting, treasure hunting, and antique shopping.

Betty Jo was a long time member of the Wewoka First Baptist Church.

Betty Jo is survived by her children, Nancy and husband, Ronnie Stafford of Wewoka, Jennifer Jo Perkins of Seminole, and Kris and husband, Gary Calvert of Wewoka; sister, Willie Bea Phillips; grandchildren, Will and wife, Angela Stafford, Jared and wife, Tracie Stafford, Kayla and husband, Laf Miles, Cody Coats, and Cord Calvert; six great grandchildren, and best friend, Marsha Poplin.

Betty Jo is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill Perkins; son, Patrick Perkins; and brother, James Haning.

Pallbearers are Will Stafford, Jared Stafford, David Thomas, Cody Coats, Tim Poplin, and Dennis Phillips.

Honorary Bearers are Wesley Phillips, Cord Calvert, Drew Phillips, Ted Tucker, Jim Fleming, Ross Dean, and Ross Thomas.

Special thank you to Caregiver's, Linda Washington, Karla Pinion, Patti Moore, Jeanni Le, Ranice Cooper, Mai Le, Saundra Morris, Saundra Calvert, and Kim Le.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Cathy Pointer

Cathy V. Pointer passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at Holdenville General Hospital in Holdenville, Okla.

She was born on March 20, 1962 in Holdenville to Dallas Pointer and Juanita Brewer Pointer.

There will be a family and friends viewing on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at the Holdenville Cemetery in Holdenville and will be officiated by Rev. Dane Robinson.

Cathy was a Certified Medical Aide, who retired in 2003.

She loved to fish, loved her nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, she enjoyed Word Search, loved her dog and liked to play Bingo Bucks at the nursing home.

Cathy in preceded in death by her parents, Dallas and Juanita Pointer.

She is survived by a brother, Douglas Pointer of Holdenville, and two nieces Jamie Humphreys of Ada, Okla. and Heather MacKenzie of Tulsa, Okla.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Kyle Polkinghorn

Kyle Joseph Polkinghorn passed away Wednesday Sept. 4, 2013 at the age of 28 years.

Kyle was born Oct. 8, 1984 in La Mesa, Calif. to Lonnie and Eugenia Renee Polkinghorn.

Kyle graduated from Valhalla High School. He later graduated a vocational school of Masonry.

Kyle married Candace Nix on April 16, 2011 in Wewoka, Okla.

He worked for Cromwell Dozer and Backhoe Service as a Roustabout.

He enjoyed singing and playing guitar, playing golf, fishing, and loved his family dearly.

Kyle is preceded in death by his grandfather, Eugene James Antione; and cousin, Cellise Antione.

He is survived by his wife, Candi; children, Savanna Velle Andrews of the home, Aiviani Luna of Colorado, and stepson, Robert Eugene Buck the third; his parents, Lonnie and Eugenia Polkinghorn of El Cajone, Calif.; brothers and sisters, Josh Polkinghorn, Nate Polkinghorn, Annie Adams, Sara Beamer, Chris Polkinghorn, Stephanie Polkinghorn, and Mary Sweet; grandparents, Jo Ann Antione, Ruby and Jerry Fox, Royce Polkinghorn and numerous other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Josh Polkinghorn, Nate Polkinghorn, Brian Cobbin, Tyler Peters, and Richard Gunn.

Honorary bearers are Robert Eugene Buck the Third, Mark Adams, Chris Sweet, James Antione and Jeff Antione.

Funeral services are tentatively set for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dane Robinson Officiating.

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

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Regina Post

Regina Ann Post, 63, Seminole resident, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in Seminole.

She was born Feb. 23, 1950 in Shawnee, Okla. to Ivan Gordon and Viola Ruth Hopkins.

She worked at Firelake’s Casino in Shawnee.

She is survived by her mother, Viola Hopkins of Shawnee; her three daughters, Annette Granger of Durant, Okla., Angel Wilson of Shawnee and Anna Andrews of Seminole; one brother, Randy Hopkins of Shawnee; a sister, Pamela Johnson of Shawnee; and ten grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her father, Ivan Hopkins; her husband, Randy Post; and a son, Arthur Wells III.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole. Burial will be at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Dalton Johnson, Danny Hilton, Ed Johnson, Jerry Andrews, Craig Kessinger, Jody Clark, and Dayton Johnson.

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

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Sharon Power

Sharon Marcine Power, 75, longtime Seminole resident died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 in Shawnee, Okla. Sharon was born August 17, 1938 in Keokuk, Iowa to Robert Cornelius and Mary Maxine (Ellis) Whitaker.

Sharon married Jess Power on July 2, 1955 in Oklahoma City, Oklaa. They were married for over 58 years.

She is survived by her loving husband Jess Power of Seminole, Okla., two sons, Kenneth Power of Tishomingo, Okla., and Bruce Power of Oklahoma City, Okla., two daughters, Debra Holson of Panama and Susan Welcher of Okemah, Okla., a brother Westley Whitaker of Luther, Okla., and a sister Kay Holder of Prague, Okla. She is also survived by her grandchildren Michelle, Rachael, Kyle, Samantha, Debra, Markie and Summer along with nine great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 P.M., Friday, October 4, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

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

 

Harold Presley

Harold Richard Presley, 80 year-old, lifelong Seminole resident passed from this life Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City.

He was born Apr. 16, 1932 in Seminole to parents Henry Presley and Sarah (Armstrong) Presley.

Harold attended Bowlegs Public School; he later served two years in the Oklahoma National Guard.

Early on he worked in the oilfield then later worked as the maintenance manager at Hillcrest Apartment Complex in Seminole.

He married Mary Sue (Minter) on June 22, 1971 in Seminole.

The couple owned and operated H&S Refrigeration Service before their retirement.

After receiving his Commercial pilot’s license, Harold enjoyed flying private citizens to many destinations.

He was an avid gardener. He loved going on camping trips with his family.

Harold and Sue loved to travel and made many trips to Hawaii and enjoyed cruising the Caribbean.

Harold was a member of the Seminole First Baptist Church, the Seminole Masonic Lodge where he was a 32nd degree mason, the Seminole Airport Club and Seminole Lions Club.

Harold leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 41 years, Mary Sue Presley of the home; one daughter, Teresa Duncan and husband, David of Seminole; one step-daughter, Sherrie Tipken and husband, Dale of Shawnee; two sons, Danny Presley and wife, Ella of Bowlegs, Doug Presley and wife LeaAnn of Seminole; one step-son, Roy Black of Seminole; two brothers, Bob Presley (Martha) of Duncan, Okla., Gerald Presley (Sonya) of El Reno; one sister, Lorene Hack (Louis) of Seminole; one sister-in-law, Ilda Mae Presley of Tecumseh; eight grandchildren, Kayla Akins, Brandon Presley, Tassie Barlow, Heather Hanmer, Josh Presley, Cord Presley, Cassie Cawyer and Sommer Tipken; 11 great grandchildren and a host of other family and dear friends, and one very special friend, his dog, Murphy.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Sarah Presley; and by twin grandchildren, Tuff and Ted Presley; two brothers, Ray Presley of Seminole and Charles Presley of Seminole; and one sister, Pauline Presley.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Pastor Marvin Kehl will officiate the service and interment will follow at Little Cemetery north of Seminole.

Funeral services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, 1001 N. Milt Phillips Ave. in Seminole.

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

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Ida Presley

Ilda Mae Presley, 86, longtime Seminole resident died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 at Sunset Estates Nursing Home in Tecumseh, Okla.

Ilda Mae was born April 13, 1927 in Weleetka, Okla. to Elmar Oscar and Ida Mae (Justice) Henson.

Mrs. Presley was a bookkeeper for Ray Presley Welding Company and Ray Young Well Service for many years.

She attended Texas Christian University for a while and in 1970 returned to further her education at East Central University in Ada, Okla. where she received her master’s degree in Business Education.

Mrs. Presley taught business education at Maud High School and later at Seminole High School where she retired.

Mrs. Presley was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole where she was very active.

She married Ray Presley at the First Baptist Church in Seminole on June 26, 1949 and he preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 1996.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Roger and Lou Presley of Euless, Tex. and two daughters and sons-in-law Rita and Ken Baker of College Station, Tex. and Ruth Ann and Philip Larman of Tecumseh, Okla.; one sister Wynona Pickard of Brownwood, Tex. and her six grandchildren Scott Presley, Sherry Jennings, John Hixon, Trace Larman, Chad Larman, Alana Presley and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray Presley and one son, Ray "Skip" Presley on Sept. 18, 1998.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Seminole, Okla. with Rev. Marvin Kehl officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

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

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Donnie Quinalty

Donnie Wayne Quinalty, life long Seminole county resident died Sunday, May 12, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla. at the age of 62.

He was born Feb. 20, 1951 in Seminole, Okla. to parents Floyd H. and Norma Jean (Birkicht) Quinalty.

He served in the United States Army in 1970 to 1972, during the Vietnam War.

He was a truck driver.

He married Hope (Hunter) Quinalty on June 11, 1990 in Denton, Tex.

He is survived by his wife, Hope Quinalty of the home; two daughters, Jeanie Quinalty and  Shawna Quinalty both of the home and his father, Floyd Quinalty of Seminole, Okla; and a sister, Theresa Davis of Seminole, Okla.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Norma Jean Quinalty; and two sisters, Sharon Rose Quinalty and Delorse Jean Quinalty.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday May 16, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Larry Chesser will officiate. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery, Little, Okla.

Serving as Casket bearers are Billy Bowman, Chucky Morphis, Heath Cannon, Jeff  Dinwiddie, John Castro, Claude Smith;

Honorary bearer is Billy Bowman.

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

Messages of condolences may be sent www.sweraingenfuneralhome.com

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James Quinalty

 

James O. Quinalty of Seminole, Okla. was born in Booneville, Ark. to Dess and Ethel Quinalty.

As a child, his family moved from Ark. to Seminole, Okla. James and his brothers attended school until it was necessary for them to work and help support the family.

He married Wanda Bernice Jackson, and together they had two daughters and a son. James joined first C.C. Camp and then the U.S. Army.

James remarried in 1952, to Bessie Locke (Quinalty) and together they had two sons.

After he left the Army, James worked for Independent Tank Co. building bolted steel oil tanks.

James was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Juanita Quinalty, and his brothers John, Daniel, Louie and Virgil Quinalty.

He is survived by his daughters Joann and Louise, and his sons James, Lloyd, and Mitchell. He is also survived by his brothers W.F (Bill) Quinalty, and Floyd Quinalty.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Gleaners Holiness Church at 1:00 p.m. Burial at Oakwood Cemetery will follow the service

 

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Jimmie Ramsey

Jimmie O. Ramsey was born Nov. 23, 1945 to Alvin and Irene Ramsey in El Paso, Ark.

Jimmie crossed over on July 27, 2013 at his home in Shawnee surrounded by family.

Jimmie’s family moved from Arkansas to Oklahoma in 1958.

He grew up in the Spaulding, Okla. area, graduating from Spaulding High School in 1963.

Jimmie lived in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, California, as well as Oklahoma.

He loved to travel and loved adventures.

He loved being around his family but loved to travel which took him away from family at times.

Jimmie spent the last years of his life in the Shawnee area where he became strongly involved in his church and community.

He was an ordained deacon at Good Shepherd Chapel in Shawnee. He donated much of his time at the church and the mission.

Jimmie seldom missed an opportunity to share the Gospel with anyone he came in contact with.

There is not enough room or time to list all the great attributes of Jimmie’s life. He truly loved God, his family and friends, but most of all Jimmie loved to live and loved to give.

Jimmie’s life is so intertwined with all of our lives that his memories will never be forgotten, but will live on with us and through us.

Jimmie is survived by seven brothers, Raymond of Wewoka, Ray and wife, Pat of Griffithville, Ark., Nelson and his wife, Brenda of Noble, Okla., George also of Noble, Morris and wife, Margaret of Griffithville, Ark., Billy and wife, Georgie of Marlow, Okla., and Bobby and wife, Georgia of Seminole; three sisters, Elsie Burrell and husband, Charles of St. Paul, Ark., Ann Perkins and husband, Cookie of Harrah, Okla., and Barbara Morrison and husband, James of Holdenville.

He is also survived by over 112 nieces and nephews who were very dear to him.

Jimmie is also survived by his companion and faithful friend, Moo.

Jimmie was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Irene Ramsey; his brother, Johnnie; sister, Mary Southard; brother in law, Cleo Southard; sister in law, Betty Ramsey; and two infant siblings.

A memorial service was held on Monday, July 29, 2013 at The Good Shepherd Chapel.

A celebration of Jimmie’s life will be held at a later date.

Jimmie requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Good Shepherd Chapel, 126 South Center, Shawnee, OK 75801.

Raymond Ramsey

In Loving Memory of Raymond E. Ramsey

Raymond E. Ramsey ,age 72 years departed this life Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Born March 8th, 1941, in El Paso, Aak. to the late Randall Alvin and Bertie "Irene" (Ridings) Ramsey.

Raymond's family moved to Oklahoma from Arkansas in 1958.

Soon after that Raymond went to work for the Timmons' family where he learned to operate a bulldozer.

Raymond said many times that he was an operator and others just knew how to run a dozer.

He worked for the Stafford family for many years as well. He worked for others but was most happy when he owned and operated his own dozer. 

He loved working, fishing, spending time with his grandchildren, and sitting around telling stories.

Raymond married Betty Glass March 29, 1962 in Ada, Okla. She precedes him in death Feb. 10, 2005 and he would always say he missed her so very much.

Also preceding Raymond in death are his parents; one son, Tony Ramsey; two infant siblings; two brothers, Johnny Ramsey and Jim Ramsey and a sister, Mary Southard.

Survivors include children Teresa Smith and husband Mitch of Flower Mound, Tex., Mike Ramsey of Seminole, and Kim Rogers of Wewoka; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Bobby Ramsey and wife Georgia of Seminole, Bill Ramsey and wife Georgie of Marlow, Okla., Barbara Morrison and husband Jim of Holdenville, Ann Perkins and husband Otha "Cookie" of Harrah, Okla.; Morris Ramsey and wife Margaret of Griffithville, Ark., George Ramsey of Noble, Okla., Nelson Ramsey and wife Brenda of Noble, Okla.,  Ray Ramsey and his wife Pat of Griffithville, and Elsie Burrell and husband Charles of St. Paul, Ark.; and a host of other relatives and friends which includes over 100 nieces and nephews who loved him very much.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Bobby Ramsey as speaker. Burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery next to the love of his life.

Pallbearers will be Jim Stafford, Dale Stafford, Alvie Martin, Wes Richardson, Shane Azlin, and Mike Goodson.

Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, Derek Ramsey, Anthony Ramsey, Jeremy Ramsey, Dylan Ramsey, Austin Smith, and Chance Smith.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

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Zariah Randle

Zariah Rose Randle was born May 18, 2013 in Ada, Okla. to parents Ashley Brinsfield and Anthony Brandon Randle. 

She died at the age of one month and 12 days at her home in Seminole on Sunday, June 30, 2013.

Funeral services are scheduled for 12:00 noon, on Friday, July 5, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Survivors include her parents, Ashley Brinsfield and Anthony Randle; one brother, Zehrehne Simpkins of the home; one sister, Ka’Leah Simpkins of the home; grandparents, Tori and Sonny Phillips of Wewoka, Okla. and Eric and Rhonda Brinsfield of Midwest City, Okla., Dr. Vickie Carter Randle and Lee Randle of Seminole, Okla.; Robin Lestes of Tulsa, Okla.; great grandparents, DeeAnn Hutton of Seminole, Okla. and Lee Randle and Lynn Lane of Texas; great-great grandmother, Gladys Brinsfield of Seminole, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her twin.

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

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

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Arthur Redding

Arthur Dale Redding, age 52, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at Holdenville Hospital.

He was born Dec. 15, 1960 in Holdenville to David H. Redding and Anna Lee (Upton) Redding.

He was a graduate of Wewoka Public Schools.

He worked in the oil fields.

He is preceded in death by his father, David H. Redding; grandparents, Bonnie and Tilford Redding, James and Ora Upton; and a brother, Mark Redding.

Survivors include his mother, Anna Lee Redding of Wewoka; wife, Sandra of Wewoka; step-daughter, Lynette Campbell; eight grandchildren; brother, David Lee Redding of Wewoka; and one sister, Marilyn Calvert.

Following the wishes of Arthur there will be no viewing or service.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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David Redding

Funeral services for Wewoka artist David Lee Redding are scheduled for 2:00 pm Friday, July 12, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Askins of Clarksville, AR officiating.

He was born Feb. 3, 1952 in Holdenville to David H. Redding and Anna Lee Upton.

He was a graduate of Wewoka High School and later worked in the oilfields and as a farm hand.

He was a member of the CE Low, which help with the park and swimming pool in Wewoka and was of the Baptist faith.

David enjoyed reading, visiting with the girls at the Library, and painting.

Preceding David in death are his father, David H. Redding; grandparents, Bonnie and Tilford Redding, James and Ora Upton; brothers, Mark Redding and Arthur Dale Redding.

Survivors include his mother, Anna L. Redding of Wewoka; and sister, Marilyn Calvert of Maud.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Wanda Redding

Services for Wanda Fay Redding, 66, of Ada, were 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Criswell Funeral Home, Rev. Dan Cusher officiated. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Ms. Redding died Friday, March 22, 2013 at a local hospital.

She was born Jan. 9, 1947 in Wewoka, Okla. to Orville and Vinita Dinwiddie Cellars.

She attended Wewoka schools.

She moved to Ada in 1996 from Konawa.

Ms. Redding was a nurse’s aide and the last seven years she was employed with the Ada Nutrition Center at Irving delivering meals to shut-ins.

Survivors include three sons, Jimmie Madron of Holdenville, Gene Madron and wife, Shelley of Olney, Ill., and Paul Madron of Ada; two daughters, Lisa Boland of Shawnee and Melinda Mathis of Ada; a sister, Carolyn Boykin and her husband Chet of Ada; a brother, Nolan Cellars and his wife, Janie of Stigler; a special friend, Jaime Gomez of Ada; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Bearers were Christopher Cheek, Christopher Honsinger, Travis Honsinger, Graig Cheek, Brian Boykin and Roger Cellars.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.

Services were under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home in Ada.

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Albert Reich

Albert Eugene Reich passed away on Oct. 9, 2013 in Midwest City, Okla.

He was born on Oct. 17, 1925 in Wewoka, Okla. to George Washington Reich and Mattie Edith Hanning Reich.

Albert was the youngest of five children and attended New Lima Schools.

Albert married Mary Ellen Woodin on June 20, 1942 in Holdenville, Okla.

The couple had three children, Tommy, Peggy and Judy.

From the time of their marriage, Albert and Mary loved being together. They worked together all of their lives in business and life. They chose to be in love every day of their 71 years of marriage.

Albert served his country in the United State Army stationed in California and Washington.

He worked all over the United States as a heavy equipment operator.

He and Mary enjoyed traveling.

Albert graduated from the Reisch Auction School as an auctioneer colonel.

Albert and Mary owned and operated a variety of businesses including Reich Reality, A & M Auctioneer Company, a laundry mat, a donut shop, mobile home parks and sales, furniture store, and oilfield trucks.

Albert loved to setup businesses and sell them once they were established.

He also farmed and ranched at various times in his life.

While working hard was important to Albert it was only a means so that he could enjoy having fun and laughing with family and friends.

Playing moon and dominoes was one of his favorite pastimes. Albert and Mary often hosted moon parties where the entire house was full of tables for playing, food and friends/family.

Albert loved to makes those around him smile and laugh.

Preceding Albert in death are his parents; son, Tommy Eugene Reich; grandsons, Kelly Dean Reich and Tommy Leroy McCoy; siblings, Mary Hildreth, Lee Reich, Julia Brown, and Edith Watts.

His wife, Mary Ellen Reich, survives him of the home, as well as his daughters, Peggy Irwin and husband, Chuck of San Antonio, Tex. and Judy Hillhouse Azlin and husband, David of Wewoka; grandson Billy McCoy and Bobby McCoy; and four great-grandchildren; as well as a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and family and friends.

Funeral service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Monday Oct. 14, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Wewoka. Pastor Jay Badry will be officiating.

Pallbearers will be Garrett McCoy, Randy Tingwald, George Reich, Jimmy Reich, Roy Reich, and Raymond Hildreth.

Honorary bearers will be Grayson McCoy, Ronald Reich, Jim Chadick, Zane Smith, Tommy Summy, and George Sanderson.

Interment will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

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

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Lorine Reynolds

Lorine Phyllis Cheatwood Reynolds, 92 year-old, longtime Seminole resident died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

She was born Feb. 22, 1921 to Nathan C. "Nat" Cheatwood and Willie Azora (Clayton) Cheatwood.

She was a bookkeeper and office manager for Cornet Stores in Pasadena, Calif. where she retired.

She married Raymond R. "Bud" Reynolds on March 27, 1939 in Holdenville, Okla.

She is survived by one son, Ron Reynolds of Russellville, Ark.; two brothers, Floyd Cheatwood of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Charles of San Angelo, Tex.; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters-in-law, Hazel Summers of Seminole, Okla., Maurice Reynolds of Grandbury, Tex. and "Scooter" Cheatwood of Lawton, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Raymond "Bud" Reynolds; three sisters, Marie Stapleton, June Isham and Grace B. Lott; and one brother, Ralph Cheatwood.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at Little Cemetery located north of Seminole with her brother, Floyd Cheatwood officiating the service.

The family request that donations be sent to Crossroads Hospice in Memory of Lorine Reynolds (Att: OKC Office) the address is 10810 E. 45th Street Suite 300, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146.

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

Raymond Reynolds

Raymond R. Reynolds, 96, of Russellville, Ark. died Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Russellville Nursing and Rehab in Russellville. 

The son of Charles and Haydee (Potter) Reynolds, he was born March 10, 1917 in Rocky Point, Okla.

He married Phyllis "Lorine" Reynolds, on March 27, 1939 and worked in the oil industry as an oil well cementer. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles Reynolds of Granbury, Tex.; three sisters, Mozelle "Boe" Pitts, Joyce Miller and Marie Reynolds, all of Seminole, Okla.; and an infant sibling.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis "Lorine" Reynolds of Oklahoma City, Okla.;  son, Ron Reynolds and wife Donna of Russellville, Ark.; granddaughter, Patricia Renee Turk-Delone and husband Jerry of Augsburg; grandson, Robert Reynolds of Fayetteville, Ark.; great grandson, Joe David Turk of Augsburg, Ark.; sister, Hazel Summers of Seminole, Okla.; two brothers-in-law, Floyd Cheatwood and wife Elva of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Charles Cheatwood and wife Carolyn of San Angelo, Tex.; sister-in-law, Maurice Reynolds of Granbury, Tex.; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.         

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Little Cemetery in Seminole, Okla. by Humphrey Funeral Service. 

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice, 2405 E Parkway, Suite 3, Russellville, AR 72802 or The First United Methodist Church, 304 S Commerce, Russellville, AR 72801. 

Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.

Secquindolyn Rhodes

Secquindolyn Rhodes, a life long Seminole county resident, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at Shawnee, Okla. at the age of 72.

She was born Oct. 19, 1941 in Wewoka, Okla. to Sam Alford Rhodes and Delia Mae (Samuel) Rhodes.

She earned her Master’s Degree in Education after graduating from High School.

She taught at Strother Schools, and was an accomplished author and poet before retiring in 2003.

She married John C. Winrow on Nov. 11, 1961 in Wewoka.

She is survived by one son, John C. Winrow, Jr. of Shawnee; one daughter, Torsha S. Winrow of Denton, Tex.; two sisters, Rachel Rhodes Lewis of Carrollton, Tex. and Ruth Rhodes Hunter of Renton, Wash.; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday Dec. 21, 2013 at  Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, Seminole with Dr. George E. Young officiating. Burial will take place at Earlsboro Cemetery, Earlsboro, Okla.

Serving as casket bearers are Quinton J. Winrow, Zachary B. Winrow, John C. Winrow, Orvell Lewis, II., Shawn Stephens and Earl W. Stephens.

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

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

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Aaron Rice

Aaron Nathan Rice age 25 of Tecumseh, Okla. passed away March 2, 2013 in Tecumseh.

He was born Dec. 29, 1987 to Mike and Kathy Rice in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Aaron lived and attended McCloud schools from first to seventh grade, later home schooled until graduating living in Stella and then moving to Tecumseh.

He lived life with zeal and played bass guitar at Mending Hearts Ministries Church for eight years.

Aaron was never afraid of hard work and was an expert trim carpenter with a great reputation.

He enjoyed noodling, bow fishing and shooting guns.

Aaron liked motorcycles, pretty girls and hanging out with his friends.

He finally lost his battle with cancer on March 2, 2013 and now is in Heaven.

Aaron was preceded in death by his two grandpas, Bill Rice and Ancel Howeth.

Those left to cherish his memories are his parents, Mike and Kathy Rice of Tecumseh; sister and brother-in-law, Laura and Kevin Pierson of Harrah; niece, Bailey Dawn Pierson of Harrah; grandmothers, Hellen Kaiser and Alta Howeth.

Public visitation will begin 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013 and continue until service time at Cooper Funeral Home.

Service will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Sharon Baptist Church with Reverend David Tompkins of Mending Hearts Church officiating.

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

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

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William Rice

William Cecil "Bill" Rice, 87, Shawnee resident, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

William was born June 3, 1926 in Wagoner County, Okla., to Cecil and Violet (Williams) Rice.

Bill was a longtime former Seminole and Wewoka area resident who has lived in Shawnee for the past few years.

After Bill graduated from Vamoosa High School, he entered the U.S. Navy serving in the South Pacific during World War II where he spent 3 1/2 years and was discharged on Nov. 4, 1947 as a Yoeman 2nd Class.

Bill worked for the Homestake Oil Company as their Oilfield Production Manager.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Wewoka, Okla., a member of the First Baptist Church of Bowlegs, Okla. and was a lifetime member of the V.F.W.

Bill loved hunting, fishing, horseback riding, his computer and watching football.

Bill married Norma Jean Northcott on Sept. 22, 1946 in Yuma, Ariz.

Bill is survived by his wife of 67 years, Norma Jean Rice, of Shawnee, Okla.; his two daughters, Linda D. Montgomery and her husband Mike of Ft. Worth, Tex. and Cheryl J. Yacone and her husband Frank of Baton Rouge, La.; two grandsons, Michael Montgomery of Dallas, Tex., and Tony Yacone of Baton Rouge, La.,  granddaughter Kristie Yacone of Baton Rouge, La.; a brother, Marion "Hoot" Rice and his wife Pauline of Ada, Okla. and a sister, Bet Rice Moran of Edmond, Okla., and many nieces and nephews.

 His parents and a brother, Donald Ray Rice, preceded him in death.

 Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 7, 2013 at the Trinity Chapel inside Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee, Okla. with Rev. Doyle O. Long officiating.

The U.S. Navy will provide military honors at the service.

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

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George Richards

April 7, 1952 - May 9, 2013

George D. Richards, life long Seminole resident, passed away Friday, May 9, 2013 at the age of 61, in Seminole, Okla.

George was born April 7, 1952 to parents, Floyd Richards and Louise (Sanderson) Richards in Seminole, Okla.

George married Joann McConnell on Aug 3, 1973 in Texas.

He loved spending time with his family, fishing and camping.

George worked in the oil field all of his life, and was of the Baptist faith.

George is survived by his wife,Joann of the home; two daughters, Michele Smith of Yukon, Okla, Gina Wilson of Seminole, Okla; one brother, Jerry Richards of Calvin, Okla; four grandchildren, Destry Jackson, Ansley Jackson, Briana Allison and Paytyn Dunn; a niece, several cousins, a host of other family and friends.

George was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Louise Richards.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery.

Serving as casket bearers are Jerry Richards, Chris Abshire, Justin Dunn, Marshand Fleming, Jim Hearrell and Wes Elliott.

Honorary bearers will be Destry Jackson, Marvin McConnell, Larry Taylor, Bobby McConnell and Eugene Ranells.

Services are under the directions of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole, Okla.

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Ronnie Robbins

Ronnie Robbins, Seminole resident died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013.

He was born Dec. 20, 1958 to Earmond and Norma Robbins.

He lived in Seminole most of his life and graduated from Seminole High School.

Ronnie married Darla Alsip on July 16, 1999.

He loved going to Lake Eufaula and the local casinos.

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

He is retired from Tinker Air Force Base.

Preceding him in death are his parents.

Survivors include his wife of the home; son, Nick Merritt of the home; sisters, Rosalea Robinson of Dallas, Tex., Penny and her husband, Mark Claborn of Seminole; one niece and two nephews.

There are no services planned at this time.

Cremation services were provided by Affordable Cremations in Oklahoma City.

Audrey Roberts

Audrey Eulene (Fowler) Roberts, 98, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 in Wolf, Okla.

She was born Jan. 19, 1914 in Fayette County, Ala., Audrey was one of seven children born to Arrabelle Francis (Lucas) and Daniel Moody Fowler.

She moved to Seminole County in 1917 where she lived for 96 years.

Audrey graduated from Wolf High School in 1932.

She married Roy Arvle Roberts on Aug. 24, 1935 in Ada. He preceded her in death in 1998.

Audrey was a homemaker and also a cook at the Wolf School Cafeteria.

She was the historian for the Wolf Alumni Association until her death. She kept all the records and would give reports at the annual alumni banquet.

She worked with the Seminole County Election board for many years, member of the Wolf Home Demonstration Club, and was longtime Secretary/Treasurer for the Wolf Security Patrol.

She attended Wolf Freewill Baptist Church and was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Wolf, before it merged with the Freewill Baptist Church.

Mrs. Roberts is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Lendell and Roberta Roberts of Midwest City and Freelin and Doris Roberts of Alva, Okla.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Debra Lynn Goodwin and her husband Klay, Kimberly Denise Nahom and her husband Dave, Barry T. Roberts and his wife Leslie, Kenneth Andrew Roberts, and Kellie Andrea Roberts; her great grandchildren Jordan Snyder, Jesse Snyder, Hailey Bell, Mason Roberts, Casey Roberts, Katerine Nahom and Samantha Nahom. Many nieces and nephews also survive her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy Roberts; and siblings, Burvle Fowler, John Fowler, M.D. Fowler, Minnie Dollen, Margie Elliott and Woodrow Fowler.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Allen Wood officiating. Burial will follow at Wolf Cemetery.

Her grandchildren will be casket bearers at the service.

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

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Velma Roberts

Wewoka resident Velma Ree Roberts died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 in Midwest City at the age of 83 years.

She was born Feb. 23, 1929 in Sasakwa to Namon Barkus and Calvaline Lottie.

She owned and operated City Cab Taxi service in Wewoka for a number of years.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Oscar Carl Roberts; daughters, Virginia Spencer and Lavetta McKnight; two brothers, Andrew "Andy" Barkus and Joe Tom Barkus; and a sister, Dixie Lee Davis.

Survivors include children, Linda Napoleon of Holdenville, Marilyn Guient of Wewoka, Russell Roberts Sr, of Shawnee, Don Roberts of Oklahoma City, Treva Edwards of Oklahoma City, step-daughter, Cheryl Cochran of Lima, Okla.; twenty grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at First United Methodist Church in Wewoka with Rev. Clarence Prevost and burial at Westwood Cemetery.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Vernon Robinson

First Sergeant Vernon Bev Robinson, veteran of U.S. Army and devoted husband and father whose life blessed so many passed away on Sept. 4, 2013 in San Antonio, Tex.

He was born on Feb. 23, 1939 in Okemah, Okla.

Rob is preceded in death by his parents, Cecil "Pete" Robinson and Lorene Smith Robinson; his wife, Julie Robinson; sisters, Mary Ellen, Nancy; and his brother, Joe.

He is survived by his son, Vernon Dean; his daughter-in-law, Sira; his daughter, Rahnae Johnson; his son-in-law, Frederick Johnson; granddaughters, Nikita Purdy and Hannah Robinson.

Rob is also survived by his brother, Dal Robinson,and his wife, Carlotta; along with several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

First Sergeant Robinson served for 23 years in the U.S. Army.

During that time, he toured Korea, France and Okinawa.

He was a dedicated sports director, managed recreational facilities, and officiated sporting events.

In his Army career, he coached the All Army Softball Team to victory.

At the end of his life, the most important thing that Rob did was to dedicate his life to Jesus Christ.

The service was held Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church with a procession to follow to Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Donald Rocha

Donald Allen Rocha, a resident of Cromwell, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013 in Cromwell, Okla. at the age of 56.

He was born Dec. 2, 1956 in Scotia, Calif. to Valentine Nunes Rocha and Lucille (Corder).

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucille Rocha, and two brothers, Danny and Clifford Rocha.

Donald is survived by his wife Cindy Rocha of the home; son, Kenny Rocha of Okemah; son, Allen Rocha of Cromwell; grandchildren, Trinity Rocha, Logan Rocha, Payton Anaya, Destiny Rocha, and Briana Rocha; father, Valentine Nunes Rocha; brothers, Gene Rocha and wife, Kathy of Oregon, Dennis Anderson of Oregon, and Bob Anderson of California, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorial Services are scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 3:00 pm, the United Pentecostal Church in Okemah with Brother Randy Clark, officiating.

Cremation Arrangements by Integrity Funeral Service.

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Donald Rocha

Donald Allen Rocha, a resident of Cromwell, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013 in Cromwell, Okla. at the age of 56.

He was born Dec. 2, 1956 in Scotia, Calif. to Valentine Nunes Rocha and Lucille (Corder).

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucille Rocha, and two brothers, Danny and Clifford Rocha.

Donald is survived by his wife Cindy Rocha of the home; son, Kenny Rocha of Okemah; son, Allen Rocha of Cromwell; grandchildren, Trinity Rocha, Logan Rocha, Payton Anaya, Destiny Rocha, and Briana Rocha; father, Valentine Nunes Rocha; brothers, Gene Rocha and wife, Kathy of Oregon, Dennis Anderson of Oregon, and Bob Anderson of California, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the United Pentecostal Church in Okemah with Brother Randy Clark, officiating.

Cremation Arrangements by Integrity Funeral Service.

Rocha

 

 

 

Velma Rochelle

Funeral services for Velma Mae Rochelle will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2013 at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Sulphur with Pastor Monte Wike officiating.

She was born May 16, 1927 in Dustin, Okla. to Frank Bumgarner and Mary Josephine (Tucker) Burns.

She died Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in Norman.

She married John Albert "Jay" Rochelle in July of 1973 in Madill, Okla.

She is preceded in death by her husband; two daughters, Deborah Gribble-Fly and Lora Radford; one sister, Helen Ivy; and four brothers, Leroy, David, Larry and Jimmy Bumgarner.

She grew up in Wetumka, where she attended school.

Survivors include four daughters, Sharon Withers of Seminole, Mary Eldred of Sulphur, Gail Edington of Norman and Lana Barton of Sulphur; two sons, Jim Radford of Seminole and Mike Radford of Elmore City; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; brother, Lonny Bumgarner of Okemah; sisters, Lois Chappels of Shawnee, June Cox of Cromwell, Noma Wike of Colorado City, Tex., Claudine Bower, Evelyn Robbins, Jeanette Yingling and Jo Nelson.

Online condolences may be offered at halesfuneralhomes.com.

Service’s are entrusted to Hale’s Funeral Home in Sulphur, Okla.

Reba Rogers

Memorial services for Reba "Miss Reba" Rogers, 88, of Konawa are 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Konawa United Methodist Church, Rev. Roger Wood will officiate.

A Private burial service will be held at Rosedale Cemetery in Ada at a later time.

Mrs. Rogers died Saturday, April 20, 2013 at a Shawnee nursing home.

She was born Jan. 21, 1925 in Ada, Okla. to William Otis and Bessie M. Pettet Jones.

She attended Ada schools.

She married Edward H. Rogers in 1940. He preceded her in death in 1989.

Mrs. Rogers apprenticed with her Aunt Gladys Kilpatrick, of Gladys’ Beauty Salon, then worked for her for many years.

In the sixties, Reba opened her own beauty salon in her home in Ada. Later, she and her family moved to Konawa, where she owned and operated her own salon until 2008.

She was a 60 year member of the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology.

In 2003, she was recognized for her many contributions to the City of Konawa.

Survivors include a sister, Anna Bea J. Morgan of Palm Desert, Calif.; her sister-in-law, Ila Jones of Reno, Nev.; a cousin, Mrs. Peter S. Durso of Oklahoma City; numerous nieces and nephews as well as extended family, Jerry Davis, Jeff and Tina Davis and Connor Davis, all of Ada.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother, Lillie Mae Jones; her husband; a brother, Roy Lee Jones; her son, Larry Rogers in 1980; and extended family member, Patricia Davis in 2012.

Honorary bearers will be Wimpy Poston, Carl "Edd" Wyatt, Jerry Davis, Jeff Davis and Connor Davis.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.

 

Criswell Funeral Home of Ada is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Rogers

 

 

 

Joe Roulston, Jr.

12/17/1954 - 10/13/2013

Joe Riley Roulston, Jr., 58, resident of Asher, Okla. died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 at his home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa, and burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Rev. Ed George will officiate.

Pallbearers are Rob Doolen, John White, John Merrell, Byron Cole, Reuben Brewer, Hiram Roulston, and Thad Roulston.

He was born Dec. 17, 1954 in Konawa to Joe R. Roulston, Sr. and Helen (Gaines) Roulston.

He graduated from Sasakwa High School and worked as a diesel mechanic for Coal County Maintenance.

He is survived by three daughters, Kim McDonald of Sasakwa, Jodi Lee of Sasakwa, and Heather Coslow of Coalgate, Okla.; three step-sons, Danny English and Johnny English, both of Coalgate, and John Merrell, Jr. of Sasakwa; three brothers, Ed Hailey and Herbert Hailey, both of Oklahoma City, and Jay Roulston of Moore, Okla.; one sister, Loretta Cole of Asher, and fourteen grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Helen Roulston; and one brother, Charles Hailey.

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Gary Roy

 

Gary Lynn Roy, Seminole, died on Thursday, February 21st, 2013 in Shawnee, Oklahoma at the age of 49 years.

Gary was born to Antoine and Anna Charty Roy on July 4th, 1963 in Pawnee, Oklahoma. He attended Butner Schools and later became a self employed construction worker.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother; Antoine Roy Jr. and a sister; Roberta Tiger.

Gary is survived by his sisters; Debbie Waldo of the home, Rosa Whisman of Pryor, OK, and Allison Puller of Seminole, brothers; Morris Roy of OKC, and Twin Brother; Larry Roy of Ponca City, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday February 25, 2013 at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church, South of Wewoka with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating. Interment will follow at High Springs Cemetery in Konawa, OK.

Pallbearers are: Daniel Johnson, Gary Horne, Rickey Mauk, Anthony Mauk, Sean Millican, and Frank Coachman.

Honorary Bearers are: Larry Roy and Morris Roy.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

 

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Melba Rumsey

Melba Lee Rumsey passed from this life surrounded by family, early Saturday morning, March 2, 2013.

Services will be at The Little Chapel at 3:00 p.m. Mark Hennen, chapel for Faith Hospice will officiate. Grave side at Little will follow.

She was born in Bakersfield, Mo., July 7, 1925.

She and her family moved to Seminole when she was a child.

Melba was the youngest of eight siblings.

She married Melford Leon Rumsey on Feb. 1, 1947.

Not long after marriage, they opened their first gas station on the corner of 9&99. Over the next 32 years, they owned two gas stations, a quick stop, and the Dairy Boy.

Melba is preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; four brothers; and great grandson, Ethan March.

She is survived a daughter, Kathryn Dawson of New Braunfels, Tex.; two sons, Tommy Rumsey of Shawnee, Keith Rumsey of Eufaula; granddaughters, Jamelyn Burris, Megan Longest, Jillian Meek, Angie Bailey, Allyson Marsh, Brooke Demers, Shanna Lovelace; grandson, Chris Rumsey; and 16 great grandchildren.

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

An online guestbook is available at www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

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Ronny Rush

Ronny Rush, 60 of Newcastle died Monday, July 15, 2013 at his home.

He was born July 15, 1953 in Wewoka, Okla. to Vester Rush and Virginia (Loftis).

He grew up in the Oklahoma City area and later served two years in the National Guard.

On Sept. 3, 1972, he married Margaret Kimbrel.

He had a lifelong career as a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his father, Vester Rush; and one brother, Larry Rush.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Rush of the home in Newcastle; mother, Virginia Rush of Oklahoma City, sons, Tommy Rush of Stroud, Jesse Rush of Oklahoma City; one brother, Vester Rush of Norman; four sisters, Carolyn Cole of Atoka, Jackie Chancellor of Oklahoma City, Barbara Jackson of Oklahoma City, Renee James of Drumright; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Woodland Hills Baptist Church in Newcastle.

The committal service will be 2:00 p.m. at Little Cemetery North of Seminole.

Arrangements are with Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Newcastle.

Send online condolences at wilsonlittle.com

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Betty Salcedo

Former Konawa and Vamoosa resident Betty Lou Ivey Salcedo passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at her home in Fairfield, Calif. at the age 83 years, seven months.

She was born July 3, 1929 at Vamoosa to Mary and Walter Ivey.

She graduated from Vamoosa High School in 1949.

After graduating she worked at the State Capital in Oklahoma City until joining the Army.

Stationed in Okinawa, she met and married Manuel Salcedo. They were married for 58 years.

Living and working in San Francisco until retirement, they eventually moved to Fairfield, Calif.

She was a teacher’s aid in a grade school teaching arts and crafts.

Betty and Manuel had three boys, David Salcedo of the home, Daniel and Linda Salcedo of Chico, Calif., and Gregory and Rose Salcedo of San Francisco, Calif.

Her great love was making her own greeting cards for family and friends, and pillows decorated for everyone.

She is survived by husband, Manuel of the home; sons, David, Daniel and Gregory; one brother, Jim Ivey and wife Sue of Konawa; nephews, Kevin and Edna Ivey of Ada, Jeffrey and Sheri Ivey of Hughes Springs, Tex.; nieces, Jennifer Ivey of Sherman, Tex., Teri Ivey Stanberry of Bonhom, Tex., Cheri and Randy Ivey Stanfill of Seminole; two great nephews; two great nieces; great great three boys and two girls; cousins and other family members also survive her.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father; one brother, A.L. "Babe" Ivey and wife Clania Faye.

A memorial will be held at a later date.

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Louise Sampson

Wewoka resident Louise Jean Sampson died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 in Holdenville, at the age of 83.

She was born Jan. 6, 1930 in Bowlegs to Jonah and Mollie Harjo Thomas.

She was a member of the Tusekia Harjo Band and tribal member of Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Fred Sampson; sisters, Cora Wesley and Wanda Lena; and one brother, Charlie Thomas.

Survivors include one sister, Lottie Coody.

Wake service will be 6:00 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Jimsey Harjo officiating.

The body will be taken to Sand Creek Eufaula at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday Oct. 29, 2013 for a 2:00 p.m. funeral service with Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Jimsey Harjo officiating and burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Bobby Sanders

Bobby Dean Sanders, 79, a resident of Konawa, Okla. died Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 5th at Vamoosa Cemetery, East of Konawa, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa. Rev. Steve Lowrance will officiate.

Pallbearers are Shane Gurley, Christi Gurley, Jeremy Jones, Lindsay Jones, Mark Barnett, and Cody Barnett.

Honorary pallbearers are Lovell Gant, Buck Buchanan, Kenny Sanders, Clinton Sanders, Denny Sanders, and Danny Barnett.

He was born on Sept. 1, 1933 in Birchtree, Mo. to Emmanuel Sanders and Annabelle (Williams) Sanders.

He served in the Navy during the Korean War, and worked as an Independent Insurance Agent.

He married Barbara La Rue Poague on Jan. 22, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Sanders of the home; one daughter, Bellanca Barnett of Konawa; two sisters, Opal Laird of Cambria, Calif., and Mary Ivans of Artesia, N.M.; four grandchildren; and one great granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmanuel and Annabelle Sanders; two brothers, Bill and Jim Sanders; and one sister, Donita Counts.

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Ray Sanders

Sasakwa resident Ray Sanders died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 in Holdenville, Okla.

He was born Oct. 7, 1932 in Utica, Okla. to Foy and Ruth (Robinson) Sanders.

He was a graduate of Sasakwa High School and attended East Central for two years.

He married Betty Frump Jan. 16, 1956.

He entered the US Air Force Sept. 10, 1956 at Walker Air Force Base and was discharged Feb. 28, 1973 after serving in Viet Nam and Korea as radar operator earning the title of T/Sgt.

After returning from the military he operated a gas station in Sasakwa.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Sanders of the home; three children, Phyllis Kay Hein of Ellijay, Ga., Stephen Ray Sanders of Tulsa, Okla., Frank Galen Sanders of Sasakwa; seven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Red Cross.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Michael Schall

Michael David Schall, of Spring, Tex., entered into rest on Monday April 29, 2013 at the age of 65.

Mike was born on Nov. 20, 1947 to Fritz and Ramona (Shults) Schall in Woodward, Okla.

Mike moved frequently as a child due to his father's work with Mobil Oil, living in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.

Mike graduated as salutatorian from Robert E. Lee High School in Midland, Tex. in 1966.

He received a BS in Petroleum Engineering with honors from Texas Tech University in 1970.

Mike served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve before joining Atlantic Richfield Company in 1970.

Mike's career with ARCO involved engineering and managerial assignments in Louisiana, Texas and Alaska.

Mike retired from ARCO and joined Occidental Petroleum Company in 1994. Mike's work with Oxy took him to assignments in Qatar and Russia.

While in Russia, Mike married Galina Terskova on April 30, 1998.

Mike joined Halliburton Energy in 1998 and worked in Indonesia.

Mike suffered a tragic accident in 2000 that left him as a quadriplegic. Mike returned to Texas, met the challenges of his disability, and led an active life.

Mike especially enjoyed spending time with his family, cheering for the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Tech Red Raiders, and being involved with the Russian community in Houston.

Mike is survived by his mother, Ramona Schall; his wife, Galina; their son, Valery Dreer and his wife Tatiana; his grandchildren, Milana and Mark Dreer; his sister, Karla Colle and her husband Tom and daughter Beth; and his aunt, Elsie Schall Morris of Seminole, Okla.

A Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home.

The Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Thursday May 2, 2013 in the Chapel of Earthman Resthaven. Interment will follow at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mike's memory to the St Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church, 24 Tidwell Rd., Houston, Texas 77022-1906, or the charity of your choice.

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Betty Schmitz

Betty Ann Schmitz passed away on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at the Holdenville General Hospital.

She was born on July 20, 1945 to Floyd and Ada (Hoges) Conley in New Port, Ark.

Betty liked fishing, camping and singing.

She sang with the Messengers Gospel Group for many years. She was also given the opportunity to sing as a back-up singer for artist like Charlie Pride, Buck Owens and Roy Clark, and was a back-up singer throughout the 1970's.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Ada (Hoges) Conley; and a grandson, Chris Hillbolt.

She is survived by her husband, Dale Schmitz; her children, Sherry Hillbolt of Holdenville, and Warren Dean Hillbolt of Colorado Springs, Colo.; her brother, Bill Conley of Cement, Okla., and sisters, Patricia Jacquez of Aztec, N.M., Mary Williams of Cement, Okla. and Wanda Lopez of Farmington, N.M.

Funeral services for Betty will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Holdenville, with Pastor Rick Madron officiating. Interment will be at the Holdenville Cemetery in Holdenville.

Funeral services are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville.

Online condolences can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Thomas Scott

Thomas "Tom" Tiger Scott, 51 year-old Seminole, Okla. resident passed from this life Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 at his home in Seminole.

Tom was born July 22, 1962 in Riverside, Calif. to parents Rosser Paul Scott and Juanita (Tiger) Scott.

Tom lived in Riverside, Calif. until his parents moved the family to Seminole in 1970.

Tom attended Seminole High School, graduating in 1980.

He went on to further his education at Seminole State College where he earned his Associate Degree in 1980 and in 1988 he graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration.

Tom along with his siblings owned and operated Billy Boy Barbeque and Paul’s Place Steak House in Shawnee, Okla. and the newly opened S & L Diner in Seminole, Okla.

He was a member of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association.

Tom had also sold real estate in the 1980’s for Donna Berry and continued to dabble a few more times here and there with selling.

He was also a Certified Financial Planner.

Tom was a true believer in God and tried to live his life by example.

Not only was he a boss and friend to his employees, he was also a great listening ear and advisor when needed.

Tom was a proud member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. He was part of the Ceyvha Band and Bear Clan, and he sat on the Seminole Nation Department of Commerce Board.

He was a longtime member of the Cheyraha Presbyterian Church in Seminole where he was an Elder and Clerk of Session.

Tom married Sonia Gunter on July 23, 1988 in Seminole, Okla.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 25 years Sonia (Gunter) Scott of the home in Seminole; one son, Colby Tiger Scott and a daughter, Katie Elizabeth Scott of Seminole; his mother, Juanita Tiger Scott of Seminole; three brothers and sister-in-laws, Rossi and Donna Scott of Seminole, Dana and Angela Scott and Bailey and Debbie Scott all of Shawnee, Okla.; his sister and brother-in-law, Dovie and Rodney May of Shawnee; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Herb and Liz Gunter of Seminole; sister-in-law and husband Carrie and Kyle Nault of Deer Park, Tex.; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, great nieces, great nephews, his special friends Neil and Michele Lindenbaum, Kathy White, Dayna Grandstaff, Nancy Wyneth, and his restaurant family.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Rosser Paul Scott; by his paternal grandparents, Rosser and Jettie Scott. Tom is also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Anderson and Renoals Tiger and by aunts, Ruth Ellen Tiger, Tinnie Tiger and by one uncle, Bill Tiger.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church located at 910 Wrangler Blvd. in Seminole, with Rev. Curt Gruel officiating. Burial will follow at the Tiger Family Cemetery east of Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Mike Yip, Charlie Yip, Colby Scott, Rodney May, Dana Scott, Rossi Scott and Bailey Scott.

Honorary bearers will be Neil Lindebaum, Ted Tiger, Staff of S & L Diner, Billy Boy BBQ, and Paul’s Place Steak House.

The family has designated that memorial donations be made to Interfaith Social Ministries, P.O. Box 1602, Seminole, Oklahoma 74868, in memory of Tom Scott.

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

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

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Veline Scott

12/27/1950 - 04/09/2013

Veline "Vee" Loretha (Battles) Scott, age 62 years, four months, and thirteen days, and a long-time resident of Konawa, Okla. passed away at home on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 following a year-long battle with cancer.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 12th at the Assembly of God Church in Konawa under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa. Rev. Steve Lowrance and Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate. Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Arpelar Cemetery in Pittsburg County.

Pallbearers are Eddy Scott, Waymon Scott, Tyler Scott, Jordan Moery, Frank Battles, Don Holland, and Trenton Scott.

Honorary Pallbearers are Zeb Bowles and Don Ramsey.

The family will gather to receive guests at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 11th.

Vee was born on Dec. 27, 1950 in McAlester, Okla. to Clinton and Reva (Howell) Battles.

Vee was reared near Haywood, Okla. where she attended school. She graduated with the class of 1969 from Haywood High School, and she graduated from Draughons Business College in Tulsa, Okla.

She married Kenneth Scott on Feb. 14, 1970 in McAlester, Okla.

Following their marriage, they resided in Oklahoma cities of Oklahoma City, Konawa, and Pawnee before returning to Konawa in 1994.

Vee worked as a legal secretary and a secretary for the oil and gas industry.

She was a member of the Assembly of God Church of Konawa where she served numerous roles for many years and most recently served as the Church Secretary/Treasurer.

She loved her grandchildren, and called them her "grandies". She spent much of her time attending their dance recitals, football games, basketball and softball games as well as wrestling matches, pig show, church programs, field trips and any other activity in which they were involved.

She also loved cooking and watching Star Trek.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of forty-three years, Kenneth Scott of the home; two sons, Eddy Scott and wife, Tracey of Mannford, Okla., and Waymon Scott and wife, Jamie of Konawa, Okla.; one daughter, Tawana Holland and husband, Don of Tecumseh, Okla.; one brother, Frank Battles and wife, Ivy of Coweta, Okla.; nine grandchildren, Jordan Moery, Allison Moery, Kimberly Holland, Tyler Scott, Payton Scott, Trenton Scott, Raegan Scott, Jaley Scott, and Reese Scott; and numerous extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clinton and Reva Battles and two brothers, Roby Battles and Pete Shaddy.

The family has asked that donations be made to Stephenson Cancer Center, Oklahoma City, Okla. or the Konawa Assembly of God Church of Konawa.

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Johnnie Scroggins

 

Johnnie "Glenda" Scroggins passed away Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 4:30 a.m. at the age of 67 years after a long battle of cancer at her home in Wewoka. She attended Wewoka and Muskogee schools. She also attended C.N.A. H. HA and phlebotomy training.

She had a very outgoing personality and a great sense of humor. Glenda took care of everyone at work and home. She loved her family and friends dearly and would do anything she could for them. She loved too cook for us Sunday dinners. It seems like she woke up with a skillet in her hand.

Glenda fell in love with Lloyd Scroggins and they were married November 16, 1962 at New Life Church. Their love was blessed with two children and she raised her grandson. So many of her special friends, her personality and kindness and the special love for her family, made her so greatly loved by all. She and her sister Evelyn ran Berry's Waffle House and later opened a dress shop up in Wewoka.

She will be greatly missed by all who got to share in her life, while quietly surrounded by her family and friends daily. Glenda made her transition from this life to Eternal Peace on Friday morning, October 18, 2013.

She is preceded in death by her parents O.T. and Myrtel Burns; sister Evelyn Burns.

She leaves to cherish her memories her devoted husband of 50 years Lloyd Scroggins of the home; daughters Connie Scroggins and Terry Smith of Wewoka; one son Larry Scroggins and wife Rita, whom she claimed as a daughter; grandson Chad Smith that she raised and daughter-in -law, Brandi Smith; grandchildren Trevor Marshall, Kristin Scroggins, Hailey Scroggins, Laikyn Scroggins, Lexie Scroggins: two great grandchildren Cayman Smith, Caleigh Smith, one great-great granddaughter Addlie Scroggins.

Pallbearers will be Terry Smith, Trevor Marshall, Chuck Vance, Stacee Roberts, and Dakota Darr.

Honorary bearers will be, David Calvert, Jimmy Calvert, Max Smith, and Larry Sawyer.

A Celebration of life was held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 21, 2013 at New Life Church in Wewoka with Rev. Sam Ketcher and Pastor Tommy Azlin officiating, and her final resting place is at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

 

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James Seavey

James C. Seavey, age 42 of El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain, died Nov. 28, 2013, as a result of a car accident.

He was born Oct. 24, 1971, the son of John and Elaine (Langlais) Seavey, in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine.

James graduated from Seminole High School in Seminole, Class of 1989.

After high school, James served six years in the U.S Navy, spending most of his service time in Rota, Spain.

He married Esther Romero-Silva on Aug. 18, 1995 in El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain.

He graduated with a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and worked for 20 years as an IT Systems Administrator.

James was never so happy as when he was in the outdoors with family and friends.

He was always eager to try new things and see new places and was a man with an inquisitive mind and a loving and tender heart, especially for his children.

He touched so many people in his life and we will miss him dearly.

He is survived by his wife, Esther Romero; a daughter, Christina Jade; two sons, Adrian James and Leonardo; his parents, John and Elaine Seavey of St. Albans, Maine; two siblings, John and his wife Dawnita (Hagler) of Athens, Tenn.; Stephanie Gottwald and her husband Matthias of Amesbury, Maine; nieces and nephews, Maria, Lydia, Mason, and Conner; his mother-in-law,  Estrella Silva Dominguez; grandmothers Fern Langlais and Virginia Seavey of Dexter, Maine and many beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A celebration of James’ life will be held Sunday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. at the home of James’ parents, John and Elaine Seavey, PO Box 172, Saint Albans, ME, 04971.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the James Seavey Memorial Fund. Proceeds from this fund will help cover funeral expenses; any funds left over will be rolled into a college account for James’ young children. Donations can be made by Paypal to jseaveymemorial@gmail.com<mailto:jseaveymemorial@gmail.com> or to the address above.

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Hershel Self

Hershel Self, 71, longtime Bowlegs resident died, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 in Seminole, Okla.

Hershel was born James Hershel Self on Feb. 1, 1942 in Paden, Okla. to Leonard Clifford and Jane Ellen (Myers) Self.

Hershel grew up in the Bowlegs and Seminole area. He attended and graduated from Bowlegs Public Schools.

While in school he served as his class president and received academic honors.

He started his career as a rancher at the early age of 16 and spent his life ranching.

Later he became a drilling superintendent in the Seminole oilfields, working with Sloan Drilling Company of Seminole, and later with Ackerman Drilling Company of Konawa, Okla.

Hershel was very active in the Bowlegs community; he served on the Bowlegs School Board, he loved and attended all sporting activities of Bowlegs Schools and was active in the Bowlegs Alumni Association.

He loved the outdoors, his family and friends, land, riding horses and raising racehorses.

His first love of ranching led him to receive the Seminole Cattleman of the year award in 2005 from the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association of which he was a member.

Hershel married Billie Dean (Smith) on June 12, 1991 in Ada, Okla.

He is survived by his wife, Billie Self of the home; two sons, Jimmy Self of Bowlegs, Okla. and Randy Self of Collinsville, Okla.; two daughters, Natalie O’Dell of Konawa, Okla. and Paula Walraven of Alvarado, Tex.; one step son, Seth Ramsey of Bethel, Okla. and a step-daughter Shelly Cascavilla of Lamar, Okla.

He is also survived by one brother, Jerry Self of Bowlegs; two sisters, Glenda Irene Bryant of Sasakwa, Okla. and Kellean Kerr of Norman, Okla.; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

His parents and two brothers, Larry Self, Clifford Self and Leonard Clifton Self preceded him in death.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery.

The family will receive friends and family at a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.

Casket bearers will be Jep Daniel, Jack Daniel, Lance King, Kenny King, Alan Ackerman, and Brandon Ramsey.

Honorary Bearers will be Kenneth King, Elza Rodgers, Zane Smith, Jim Chadick, Bob Northcott, Don McKee, Billy Ray Self and Kenneth Self.

Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole, Oklahoma is in charge of arrangements.

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Leo Self

Graveside services for Wewoka resident Leo James Self are scheduled for 1:00 pm Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Azlin officiating.

He died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 at his home in Wewoka after long battle with cancer.

He was born Nov. 27, 1954 in Wewoka to Garland "Chick" Self and Wanda (Vigus) Self.

He graduated from Modesto High School in California.

He worked many years as a roughneck in the oil field.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Wanda Self.

Survivors include his father, Garland (Chick) Self; children Christina Self of Clear Lake Calif., Joshua Self of Panama Fla., R.J. Derhammer of Mo., and Jessica Derhammer of Michigan; and one grandchild.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Virginia Self

Virginia Diane Self, longtime Earlsboro resident died April 18, 2013 at the age of 60.

She was born Nov. 14, 1952 in Ariz. to Vernon and Mary (Vickery) Mehring.

She graduated from Capital Hill High School in Oklahoma City then went on to work and retired from Tinker Air Force Base.

She is survived by three sons, Darrell Mehring of Earlsboro, Okla., Elton Kelsay of Earlsboro, Okla. and David Fraizer of Shawnee, Okla.; one daughter, Virginia Maupin of Tecumseh, Okla.; one brother, Rodney D. Mehring of Earlsboro, Okla.; one sister, Terry Mehring of Oklahoma City; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren

She is preceded in death by her mother, Mary (Vickery) Stafford, step-father, Emmett Stafford; and her father, Vernon Mehring.

A graveside service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Monday, April 22, 2013 at Holdenville City Cemetery.

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

Messages of condolence may be sent through www.swearingenfuneralhome.com, under the Funeral Schedule tab.

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Maxine Sharber

01/19/1930 - 10/03/2013

Maxine (Allgood) Sharber of Konawa, Okla., went to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday morning, Oct. 3, 2013 at her residence in Konawa at the age of 83 years.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at the Vamoosa Baptist Church under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery, and George Marty Brock will officiate.

Pallbearers are Bo Sharber, Kirk Redeker, Eric Granger, Anthony Waldroup, Jason Nunley, Zachary Waldroup, and Jackson Granger.

Honorary pallbearers are Dan Khoury, Elmo Phillips, and C. L. Bounds.

Maxine was born on Jan. 19, 1930 in Hazel, Okla. to John Allgood and Ruby (Mathis) Allgood.

She married Jack Sharber on March 17, 1945 in Seminole, Okla., and to this union, three children were born.

Mrs. Sharber was member of the Vamoosa Baptist Church.

She loved working with her cattle and dogs and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her three children, John Sharber and wife, Claudia of Konawa, Susie and Albert Nunley of Checotah, Okla., and Billy Jack Sharber of Konawa; grandchildren, Sheri Porter, Michael Nunley, Jason Nunley, Candice Sharber Waldroup, Misty Sharber Granger, Tie Sharber Redeker, and Bo Sharber; 18 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, John Allgood and Ruby Mann; her husband, Jack Sharber on March 17, 1987, and her great granddaughter, Sheena Booth on Oct. 4, 2006.

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Andre Shaw

Andre Lamont "A.C." Shaw a long time Seminole resident died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 in Oklahoma City at the age of 44.

He was born July 20, 1968 in Oklahoma City to Seymore Shaw, Sr. and Geraldine (Wright) Shaw.

He moved to Seminole 20 years ago from Midwest City. In 1991, he was in the Job Corp, employed at Homeland, Wrangler and Sigma Meat Processing Plant.

He married Traveta (Crawford) Shaw at Seminole Hospital.

He is survived by four daughters, Shayon Williams, Mariese Williams, Travon Williams and Jolisha Powell all of Shawnee; four brothers, James Nugent of Denison, Tex., Michael Nugent of Del City, Okla., Syemore Shaw, Jr. of Shawnee and Fredrick Shaw of Shawnee; seven sisters, Beverly Depp of Edmond, Okla., Gwendolyn Powell of Oklahoma City, Jeraldine Crawford of Shawnee, Mattie Hartfield of Shawnee, Marilyn Mitchell of Shawnee, Shirley Wilson of Midwest City and Mable Davis of Edmond.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Geraldine Shaw; father, Seymore, Sr.; and two brothers, Franklin Shaw and Earnest Shaw.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at the Galilee Temple of Praise and Deliverance in Seminole. Burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens of Seminole. Officiating the service will be Elder Maurice Franklin Depp.

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Lisa Shaw

Lisa Anne Mishler Mahoney Shaw, born Nov. 23, 1970 in Concord, Calif. to Donella Raye (Mishler) Mahoney and was blessed to be raised by the only Dad she'd ever known Billy Rex Mahoney.

She passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 after a lengthy illness.

Lisa was raised in Oklahoma where she attended New Lima School for twelve years and graduated with honors and excellent attendance in 1989.

Even after high school her heart remained true to New Lima Schools. She continued to follow her alma matta and to this day is a true hearted "Falconette."

Lisa is survived by her best friend and husband, Will Shaw Jr.; children, Eric, Dustin, Zac, Kobe, K'Lee; her grandchildren, Bray'lee, Byce 'son whom she loved dearly and spent as much time as her health permitted.

She is also survived by her mother, Donella Mahoney; father, Bill Mahoney; sister, Trissy Wright, Keith Wright II; step-brother, Jeff Wilcox; grandmother, Doris Mishler; numerous uncles and aunts; four special nieces, Alesha Breanne Wright, Lee Tecia Carter, Jazlyn Harjo, Andriya Shaw; eight nephews, Josiah Harjo, John Harjo, dru Shaw, Kaysin Shaw, Aeveri Shaw, Kaleb Shaw, Ashton Carter, and Keith Wright III.

Lisa had been sick for about three years with lung problems and other health problems onset suddenly.

In lieu of flowers she asked that donations be made to Children Hospital Ortho Rhino Laryngologist Department due to her youngest son’s hearing loss.

She left with a smile on her face and love in her heart and this statement:

"Be true to yourself, love one another, for your time on earth is short and Love is all we have."

To all who have touched my heart with your love, kindness, thoughts, and prayers. I will see you again someday really soon. Love Lisa.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel. Speakers will be Keith Wright II and Trissy Wright, with burial at Little Cemetery.

Viewing for friends of the family will begin Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Melinda Sims

Melinda Sue (Self) Sims, 64, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Harvey Road Baptist Church in Seminole.

She was born Nov. 20, 1947.

She married Dennis Sims of Seminole.

She was a homemaker who made good pies and desserts. She also loved her dogs.

She is preceded in death by sons, Dale Sims, Danny Bob and Darrell Sims; daughter, Teresa Shorter; parents, Jessie and Odell Self; sister, Donna Kepler; and brother, Harold Self.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis of the home; sister, Lona Beach; Harold Sims Jr. and wife, Kristin of Seminole; Connie and Tracy Bass of Oklahoma City; Donnie and Sheri Sims of Oklahoma City, Darin and Mary Alice Sims of Oklahoma City, Donna and Cary Moore of Oklahoma City; lots of grandchildren; great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and friends.

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Ray Sinor

Ray Sinor, 78, of Tonkawa, Okla. died Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla.

He was born Dec. 28, 1934 at Seminole, Okla. to Douglas and Mamie (Wilson) Sinor.

He grew up in Seminole, graduated from Pleasant Grove High School; East Central University; Oklahoma State University and Wichita State.

He worked in the oil field, was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force, then was a High School girls and boys basketball coach and a school administrator.

Ray married Betty Lou Perez on March 16, 1957 in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Duluth, Kan.

Survivors include his wife, Betty of the home; his son, Doug Sinor; his daughter, Sondra Purdy all of Tonkawa, Okla.; a sister, Norma Diffee of Midwest City; six grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Gladys Pulliam; and brother, Claude Sinor.

Family will receive guest Sunday, June 2 from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be Monday, June 3, 2013 at 2:00 in the Tonkawa First Baptist Church with Dr. Richard Thomasson and Rev. Nathan Copeland officiating. Interment will follow at I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home in Tonkawa.

Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 426, Tonkawa, OK 74653

Condolences may be sent to the family using our online guest book at www.tonkawfh.com.

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Charles Sisk

Charles Sisk, 75, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.

Charles was born Aug. 8, 1937 in Sasakwa, OK to James Perry and Mary Magaline (Haley) Sisk.

He is survived by his son, Robert Sisk; daughter, Deanna Truelove; two grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Services to celebrate his life will be 10:00 a.m. Friday at New Life Assembly of God, 4121 SE 70th in Oklahoma City, with burial to follow at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, Okla.

Friends may leave condolences at www.vondelsmithmortuary.com.

Services are under the direction of Vondel Smith Mortuary/South Oklahoma City.

Shannon Slagle

5/28/1943 – 6/8/2013

On June 8, 2013 a sunbeam from this world vanished, for at 2:00 p.m. on that Saturday afternoon Shannon Slagle departed this world.

Her genuine sincerity, infectious personality and wonderful smile are lost to this earth forever.

 Shannon was born in Paul’s Valley, Okla. on May 28, 1943; she attended grade and high school in several communities across Oklahoma and Texas and completed college course work at the University of Oklahoma.

Shannon was a Certified Medical Office Manager as well as a Certified Dental Assistant.

She worked in the office of Dr. William Schmidt of Oklahoma City for several years as well as the office of Dr. Dan Patrick of Memphis Tennessee.

For twenty-three years she served with dignity and diligence as first lady of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry. In that capacity she served as hostess for alumni, faculty, staff and student social gatherings and represented the University at receptions and meetings through-out the South.

She was a gourmet cook and has many original recipes published in several cook books in the MidSouth.

Shannon also loved her canine companions. She always had from one to seven small canine members of the family around, with Joel Joseph Kennedy Slagle passing away at the age of seventeen years only a few weeks prior to her own departure from this earth. Now only Murphy Brown, a Yorkshire terrier, remains.

While Shannon’s death will remain as a major loss to her family and friends there is no doubt the pathways of Heaven will be brighter because of her presence.

Her Faith was very personal and it was also unfaltering.

God was with her in her final hours as her ongoing excruciating pain of illness was completely transformed to rest and tranquility.

In those final moments of Shannon’s earth bound life God most assuredly whispered quietly in her ear, "well done my good and faithful servant", Shannon, "well done".

Shannon is survived by a large family including Dr. William F. Slagle of the residence; Jan Elaine Slagle; Dr. Sara Brown; Doyle and Doris Bartgis and family; Dr. Sandy and John Windsor and family; Veda Belle Slagle Nowlin; Dr. William and Dawn Nowlin and family; L.B and Cam Slagle; Dr. Steve Slagle and Jane Spaeth; Cecil and Zan Slagle Caperton; Jim Slagle and Janice Wollier; Dr. Gene and Ann Slagle; Dr. Scott and Sally Slagle and family; Jimmy and Linda Slagle Shelley; Ron and Ann Slagle Brewer and family; and Al and Barbara Slagle Kiedaisch.

In addition Shannon is survived by multiple friends who are current or former members of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center family, alumni of the University and members of the Auxiliary to the Memphis Dental Society as well as friends and neighbors in our wonderful community of Seminole.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Shannon will be held in the Chapel of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole Okla. at 3:00 p.m. Friday June 14, 2013.

In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute in Shannon’s memory to the Shannon Slagle student scholarship in care of the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, 875 Union Avenue, Memphis TN, 38163 or to a charity of their choice.

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

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Dewey Smith

Sept. 19, 1920 – Dec. 13, 2013

Dewey John Smith, 93 year-old Maud, Okla. resident passed from this life on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at his home in Maud. 

He was born Sept. 19, 1920 in Skaggs City, Okla. to parents, D.O. Smith and Edna May (Tosh) Smith.

As a child Dewey John was diagnosed with the polio disease, and no one thought he would survive through his adolescent years. 

Proving everyone wrong with his strength and determination he overcame the odds. 

Although bound to wear leg braces all of his years he was of the mindset that he wasn’t handicap. 

If his grand-kids ever got out of line he would swat them with his crutch or if they tried to out run them he would rope them.

Dewey John graduated from Harjo High School in 1937.  

He then attended Drowns Business School in Oklahoma City. 

He later meet and married the love of his life, Jerrie Ruth Pounds. 

On Jan. 10, 1942 the couple were married in Okemah, Okla. Sadly she preceded him in death on Dec. 26, 2006 after 64 years of marriage.

Dewey John worked many years managing Copeland’s Grocery in Saint Louis, Okla. in earlier years. 

He then worked as a butcher at Copeland’s IGA in Maud, Okla. before continuing with the stores new owner Furman Huff at Furman’s Redbud Grocery in Maud.

Throughout the years, Dewey John had always been known as quite a prankster; shooting customers with paper wads and rubber bands all in fun. 

He always loved a good laugh; he loved to fish and was one of the biggest OSU fans you would ever meet teasing, Harold Swarb and Albert Flesher about how OU didn’t stand a chance against his Pokes.

He also loved family dinners and spending time with his family whom he loved dearly.

Dewey John leaves to remember his upbeat nature and strong will to their only daughter, Topsey and son-in-law, Albert Flesher of Maud, Okla.; one brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Peg Smith of Minnesota; two grandchildren, John Flesher and his wife Jamie Flesher, and Kerry (Flesher) Bruce and her companion Tommy Little all of Maud; eight great-grandchildren, Ginger Flesher, Brandi Mullican, Mac Mullican and his wife Nicole, John Dee Flesher, Blake Bruce, Raven Bruce, Hunter Bruce and Haylee Jo Flesher; six great great-grandchildren, Kayson and Ashton Mullican, Kye Bradely, Christian, Nicholas and Delilah; a very special friend, Phyllis Splawn of Prague, Okla.; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Dewey John was preceded in death by his parents, Edna and D.O. Smith; his wife of 64 years, Jerri Ruth Smith; and brother, Jack Smith.

Memorial services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud with Billy Bruce officiating.

Cremation services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud, Okla.

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

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Dollie Smith

Dollie Smith passed away at her home in Edmond, Okla., on Oct. 8, 2013, after a brief illness.

Dollie is preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Dollie Twiggs; husband, Troy N. Smith Sr.; a son, Troy (Butch) N. Smith Jr.; and four sisters.

She is survived by her daughter, Leslie Baugh of Edmond, Okla.; eight grandchildren, Ronnie Baugh, Christopher Baugh, Christi Ferrill, Troy Smith III, Eric Smith, David Smith, Travis Smith, Kyle Smith; ten great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; her brother, Keith (Elizabeth) Twiggs, of Brenham, Tex.; and her sister Sammie Williamson of San Marcos, Tex.; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

The family thanks Mary, Irene and Becky for their loving care of both Dollie and Troy.

Dollie’s husband, Troy, was the founder of SONIC Drive-In restaurants. Troy started the company in Shawnee, Okla., in 1953 and it has since grown to be the largest chain of drive-ins in the country.

Dollie was steadfast in her support of Troy, the SONIC business, and the raising of their two children, Troy, Jr. and Leslie.

The family will greet guests from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday evening at Matthews Funeral Home.

Services will be held Mon., Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Edmond, Okla., with interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, also in Edmond.

Donations may be made to: The University of Central Oklahoma Foundation, designate the Troy and Dollie Smith Scholarship, (405) 974-2771; or Integris Health Foundation, 3030 N.W. Expressway, Suite 1600, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73112, designate gifts to The Troy and Dollie Smith Wellness Center.

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Earl Smith

Funeral services for Earl Wayne Smith will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Texas Banner Church of God Church south of Wetumka. Interment will follow at the Wetumka Cemetery.

Earl Wayne Smith was born Jan. 18, 1945 in Okemah, Okla. to Archie Smith and Anna (Nichols) Smith.

He passed away, with his family by his side, Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at his home in Wetumka at the age of 68.

Mr. Smith, a longtime resident of Wetumka, attended school in Bearden until the sixth grade before moving to Wetumka and graduating in 1963.

At the age of 15 he began working in grocery stores in Wetumka including Morris Grocery there.

Mr. Smith worked with the City of Wetumka, Wes Watkins Technology Center and retired from Hughes County District #2. He also worked 18 years with Transok Pipeline Company.

Mr. Smith was very involved with the community of Wetumka. He was a member of the Wetumka Jaycees, a volunteer firefighter for 20 years and past city council member.

He and Peggy Burkes were married Feb. 13, 1965 in Wetumka.

Mr. Smith was a member of the Texas Banner Church of God and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, taking care of his lawn and bird watching.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his father in law, Orvel Burkes.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Smith of the home in Wetumka; two daughters, Susan Tyra and husband Alan of Wetumka and Barbara Lewis and husband Ronnie of Seminole; one brother, Ed Smith and wife Pat of Okemah; one sister, Elvania Swayze and husband Dolen of Okemah; four grandchildren, Chris Lewis, Lynsey Zamora and husband Noe, Travis Tyra and Shalan Tyra and fiancé Jimmy Dockery; three great-grandchildren, Jordan Lewis, Mika Winters and Madi Lewis; one sister in law, Wanda and Billy Dean Price of Wetumka; mother in law, Margaret Burkes of Wetumka and several nieces and nephews.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be nephews, Terry Swayze, Jerry Swayze, Bobby Green, Skeeter Smith, Jimmy Price and Allen Chastain.

Honorary bearers will be former co-workers of Transok.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah with Rev. Joe Lunsford officiating.

Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com

Gerald Smith

Gerald W. Smith, 91, longtime Seminole resident died, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 in Seminole.

Gerald was born Jan. 20, 1922 in Ardmore, Okla. to Everett Parker and Viola (Proffer) Smith.

Gerald was a longtime Seminole businessman who owned and operated a steam-cleaning business for many years, in later years he owned coin-op laundries owning the "Pink Laundry" for many years in Seminole.

He was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole and was a former member of the Seminole Lions Club.

Gerald also served one term on the Seminole City Council.

Gerald also served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, he served in the 13th Fighter Command of the U.S. Army in New Guinea and Southern Philippines Luzon.

Gerald married Theresa Sietsema on Aug. 12, 1944 in Palo Pinto, Tex.

Gerald is survived by his wife of 69 years, Theresa Smith of the home in Seminole; two sons and daughter-in-laws, Tom and Shirlene Smith and Paul and Sandy Smith of Seminole, Okla. and a daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Dan Hamilton of Seminole along with grandsons, Wade Smith of Stafford, Va. and Kyle Smith of Seminole, Okla. and two granddaughters Shannell Smith of Mesquite, Tex. and Janice Harjo and her husband Rob of Seminole, Okla.; three great grandsons, Carter Riley and Kameron Riley of Mesquite, Tex., Seth Harjo of Seminole and great granddaughter, Megan Harjo of Seminole.

Graveside funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at the Maple Grove Cemetery with Military Honors. Matt Pollock will officiate.

In leu of flowers, donations may be made to Seminole Lions Club, P.O. Box 1217, Seminole OK 74818.

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

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Martha Smith

Martha Smith, 75, longtime Seminole resident died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 in Edmond, Okla.

She was born in Ansbach, Germany on April 11, 1937 to Anton and Katharina (Gunther) Popp.

Martha moved to the United States from Germany in 1958 and later to Seminole in 1973.

She was a homemaker while her husband Edward Smith was alive. After his death in 1993 she went to work for the Wrangler Corporation here in Seminole, Oklahoma and worked for nine years.

She loved to swim with her friends at Seminole State College; she also loved to go shopping when stores had sales.

She married Edward Smith in Asnbach, Germany on Nov. 1, 1957.

A brother-in-law, Gunther Held in Germany, and several nieces and nephews and many close friends survive Martha.

Funeral services are planned for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Terry Pearce officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Michael Widell, Jeremy McGuire, Patrick Smith, James Smith, Ryan Smith and Colton Smith.

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

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Naomi Smith

Services for Naomi Ruth Smith, 78 will be held Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church in Wewoka. The Rev. Martin and Donna Gustin will be officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Naomi passed away March 10, 2013, at home.

She was born Aug. 19, 1934, in Wewoka to Jess B. and Della Ruth (Pearce) Smith.

She grew up in Seminole County, attending Ong School, and graduated from New Lima High School in May 1952.

She and Dewey Dwight Smith were married Dec. 28, 1952, at Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church in Wewoka.

Her husband was in the Air Force, and together they lived in many places, including Mississippi, Georgia, Oklahoma, and Newfoundland, Canada.

He was stationed in Lubbock, Tex. in 1968, where Naomi remained after her husband's death in 1973.

Naomi worked for First National Bank of Lubbock, where she served as one of the organization's vice presidents until her retirement in the mid-1990's.

In 2000, when she returned to Wewoka, she was employed by First National Bank of Wewoka, where she remained until January 2006.

She is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and two brothers, Jimmy Dale Smith, and infant Nathaniel Smith.

She is survived by three children; Rhonda Smith of Wewoka; Dewey Smith, and wife Adrianne of Penrose, Colo., and Barbara Poff and husband Ricky of Wewoka; two grandchildren, Jenna Madron and husband Wayne of Wewoka, and Jay Poff and wife Kristen of Manitoba, Canada; two great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Abbigail Madron of Wewoka; two sisters, Jessie Lee Hood and husband Marvin and Essie Barnhart and husband Byrul all of Wewoka; two brothers, Edmond Smith, and wife Ester, and Dennis Smith, all of Wewoka; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

Honorary pallbearers are Jay Poff, Kale Smith, Zane Smith, Jim Chaddick, Max Smith, and Mike Hood.

Pallbearers are Wayne Madron, Joby Barnhart, Mark Barnhart, David Barnhart, Bart Smith, and Joseph Smith.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Stephen Smith

Former Seminole resident, Stephen Keith "Steve" Smith, 50, of Ames, Okla. died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at Bass Medical Center in Enid, Okla.

He was born May 19, 1963 in Prague, Okla.

He attended school in Hennessey, Okla. and worked as a Hydro Tester for well services in the Oklahoma Oilfields.

He is survived by his parents, Shirley and Ray Carson of Ames; his father, Charley H. Smith of Mo,; one son, Jason Smith of Ames; two daughters, Brandy Peters of Penn. and Morgan Smith of Sudan, Tex.; two brothers, Jeff Smith of Ames and Kurt Smith of Wyalusing, Penn.; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole with Chris Stinnett officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

The family will receive friends and family Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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

Sylvia Smith

Sylvia Mae (Goodson) Smith passed away on Aug. 13, 2013 in Wewoka, Okla.

Sylvia was born on July 26, 1920 in Lamar, Okla. to Marion Goodson and Elizabeth Arthur Goodson.

Sylvia graduated from Lamar Public Schools.

Sylvia married Leroy Smith in Horntown, Okla. on June 4, 1939. The couple made their home in Lamar, Okla. most of their married lives and raised four children, Don, Doug, Connie, and Marilyn.

Sylvia worked for many years at the Lamar Senior Center as an Outreach Coordinator.

She also assisted with various community events throughout the years in the Lamar area.

She enjoyed painting and reading. She also loved to cook and spend time with her family.

She was a member of the Wewoka Church of Christ.

Sylvia is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leroy who passed away May 31, 2005; and great-grandchildren, Raelynn Smith, Russell Lee Smith and Sawyer Levi Smith; great-great grandchild, Blake Austin Miller; brothers, Wesley Goodson and Gene Goodson.

Sylvia is survived by her children, Donald "Don" Smith of Henryetta, Connie Bennett and husband Bruce of Ada, and Marilyn Kincade and husband Rowdy of Wewoka; grandchildren, Lynn Smith of Holdenville, Bryan Smith of Holdenville, Michelle (Smith) and Terry Don West of Henryetta; Kathy (Smith) Bailey of Henryetta; Brandi (Bennett) and Brian Adams of Seminole; Keith Kincade of Wewoka, Kevin Kincade of Seminole, and Kerry and Jennifer Kincade of Wewoka; great-grandchildren, Chance Doty, Trey West, Kade and Kanon Bailey, Kassie, Katelyn and husband Matt, Kaliann, Kendell and husband Bret, Khanaa, Madison, Stevi, and Elizabeth Ann, Jackson, Edie, Sonny, and Ivy Kincade, Gracie, Ava, and Marin Adams and Angel, BryAnn and Cole Smith of Holdenville; great-great grandchildren, Carter and Tradyn Doty and Lily Kate Logan; nieces and nephews John Goodson and wife Beverly, Jack Goodson and wife Sheryl, Jo Giancotti and husband Al, Mark Goodson and wife Debbie, Mike Goodson and wife Denise as well as a host of other family and friends.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Brian and Lynn Smith, Keith, Kevin, and Kerry Kincade, Brandi Adams, Michelle West and Kathy Bailey.

Funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at the Church of Christ in Wewoka, Okla. James Branscum will officiate with Aaron Alsbrook assisting. Interment will follow at Lamar Cemetery in Lamar, Okla.

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

Online condolences can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Louis Snodgrass

July 19, 1947 - December 28, 2013

Louis "Shorty" Snodgrass, 66 year-old long time Konawa, Okla. resident passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013.  He was born on July 19, 1947 in Doniphan, Missouri to parents Quincy Snodgrass and Maxine (Woodruff) Snodgrass.

He is survived by his two sisters, Ruth Cooper and Sue Snodgrass both of Seminole, Okla., daughters Shelly Fixico of Oklahoma City, Okla., Melissa (Snodgrass) McBroom of Owasso, Okla., Lacy Lehman of Konawa, Okla., and Sherry Adams of Ada, Okla.  Sons, Louis Wade Snodgrass of Seminole, Okla., Corky Joe Snodgrass of Wewoka, Okla., and Quincy Colter Snodgrass of Konawa, Okla., and 15 grandchildren. 

Snodgrass is preceded in death by two brothers, Jim W. Snodgrass, and Jack Snodgrass.

The Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Spring Baptist Church located west of Sasakwa on Hwy. 56 with Tim Harjo and Farron Coody officiating.  Interment will follow at Wolf Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be: Sons, Grandsons, and Nephews.

Honorary bearers will be: Jeff Cavett, Keith Williams, Larry Harris, and Cheddy Brown.

Funeral services and visitation are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa, Oklahoma 580-925-3252.

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

 

 

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Robert Snow

Robert "Bob" Snow, 77, longtime Seminole resident died Saturday, March 30, 2013 in Seminole, Okla.

Bob was born Dec. 3, 1935 in St. Louis, Mo. to Kenneth Augustus and Opal (Clark) Snow.

Bob came to Seminole in 1990 from Albuquerque, N.M.

Bob was a home builder for the majority of his working life, however he was involved in many other occupations. He foremost was a carpenter, roofer, home builder, construction manager for a mobile home factory, mobile home repo manager, Mobile home sales dealer, welder, truck driver, caretaker for the elderly, car salesman, bar tender at the Elks Lodge a warehouse manager and night security guard. He always said he was a "Jack of all Trades."

Bob was a member of the Glad Tiding Assembly of God in Seminole.

He was a retired firefighter after 13 years of service with the Strother Fire Department.

He loved to joke with people and tell jokes, he loved to go to Wal-Mart and give the people there a "hard time," he loved to play golf and build birdhouses and have coffee with the morning "McDonalds Coffee Group" and have coffee at the Bridge.

Bob was also involved in "Big Brother/Big Sister" and a member of "BACA"

He was married to Kathy (Payton) Snow on Jan. 11, 1992 in Seminole. God blessed their lives and marriage and gave them 21 wonderful years together.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy of the home; three sons, Bobby Snow and wife, Vena of Ponca City, Okla., Danny Snow and wife, Toni of Joplin, Mo. and Karson Stevens of the home in Seminole; six daughters, Debe Hauschild and husband, Rick of Edmond, Okla., Sandy Snow Ray and husband, Darrell of Oklahoma City, Okla., Nancy Gilliam and husband, Dan of Bartlesville, Okla., Laurie Eby and husband, Marc of Edmond, Okla., Keona Stevens of the home in Seminole, Okla., and Penny Stevens-Jennings of Stockton, Calif.

He is also survived by two brothers, Ken Snow and wife, Carol of San Juan Bautista, Calif. and Ed Snow and wife, Patsy of Whitney, Tex.; and one sister, Genny Fellers of Decatur, Ill.

Bob is also survived by his grandchildren, Lauren West Hauschild, Richard Lee Hauschild III, Lacey Brewer, Kara Johnson, Jacob Bell, Pamela Snow, Krystine Snow, Maddie Snow, Jamie Jo Snow, Michael Snow, Matthew Snow, Jessica Baker, Brittney McKinney, Chelsea Gilliam, Tyler Gilliam, Coleman Eby, Cailin Eby and Camryn Eby; and 12 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a granddaughter, Ryanne West Hauschild.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Brock Barrett officiating with Rev. Gary Pollard assisting. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Dale Smith, Vernon Pickett, Bill Scott, Mark McCown, Calvin Perry, C.E. Richardson and Gary Dutton.

Honorary bearer will be Steve Pulley.

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

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Mabel Sowder

Funeral services for Mabel Lee Sowder will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Schoolton Cemetery in Seminole County.

Mabel Lee Sowder was born Oct. 23, 1927 in Okemah to Clifford Barnes and Minnie Myrtle (Tinkle) Barnes.

She passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at her home in Cromwell at the age of 85.

Mrs. Sowder had been a longtime resident of the Cromwell area.

She and William Fred Sowder were married Jan. 1, 1947 in Okemah.

Mrs. Sowder retired after working as a machinist with Hayes Axel Company in Seminole.

She enjoyed gardening, traveling and especially spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids.

She is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and one sister.

She is survived by her husband, William Fred Sowder of the home; two sons, Larry Dean Sowder and Kerry Sowder both of Cromwell; one daughter, Sherry Vaught of Cromwell; three brothers, Ronnie Barnes of Sapulpa, Bobby Barnes of Ponca City and Phillip Barnes of Cromwell; one sister, Phyllis Curry of Cromwell; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Todd Vaught, Aaron Sowder, Jason Teson, Jeremy Sowder, Justin Sanders and George Story.

Honorary bearers include Joshua Sowder and Eric Sowder.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Viewing and visitation will be Thursday 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com

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Willetta Sparks

Willetta Faye Sparks was born Aug. 12, 1937 and passed away on Sunday March 3, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. She was 75 years old.

Willetta was born in Tyler, Texas in 1938. Shortly after her birth to Bill and Ruth Allen, the family relocated to Seminole where Willetta grew up and graduated from Seminole High School.

After graduation she married Bill Sparks of Konawa on June 9, 1955. Bill preceded Willetta in death Nov. 15, 2008 after 53 wonderful years of marriage.

Willetta and Bill raised three children, William (Bill) Sparks of Tulsa, Gaye Dawn Catcher who passed away in August of 2012, and Robert Dean Sparks of Tahlequah, Okla.

Willetta had two brothers, James D. Pemberton who preceded Willetta in death and Charles F. Pemberton of Seminole.

Willetta had five grandchildren and two great grandchildren at the time of her death.

Willetta was educated with an associate’s degree in psychology from Seminole Junior College.

She held a cosmetology license and worked in Seminole for a number of years as a hairdresser until she and Bill moved to McAlester in 1973.

Willetta then began her career as a baker for Humpty Dumpty and later finished her working career with Braum’s as a store manager.

When her husband Bill retired from the O.S.B.I. in 1990 they spent the next 18 years enjoying retirement, traveling and caring for their grandchildren.

At Willetta's request, graveside services will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2013.

Under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole, Okla. Chris Stinnett will officiate at the service.

Angela Spencer

Angela Lynn (Harjo) Spencer, 45, resident of Konawa, Okla. died Friday, March 29, 2013 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada, Okla.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 at Middle Creek Baptist Church #2 of Holdenville under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

George Harjochee and David Harjo and LeRoy King will officiate. Burial will follow at the Emarthle Family Cemetery in Konawa.

Pallbearers are Bill Foster, George Franks, Jeremy Alberson, Michael Hudson, Travis Harjo, and Nelvin Hudson.

Honorary Pallbearers are David Lankford, Tyler Harjo, Jimpsey Factor, Ryan Cloud, and Jared Johnson.

A wake service was scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Monday night, April 1 at the church.

She was born July 31, 1967 in Claremore, Okla. to Ema Harjo.

She married Maurice Spencer on Dec. 5, 2003 in Seminole, Okla.

She worked as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant for the New Horizon Nursing Home in Konawa.

She is survived by her husband, Maurice Spencer and one son, Nicholas Paulson, both of the home; her mother, Ema Harjo of Konawa; two brothers, David Harjo of Lawton, Okla. and Marcus Harjo of Konawa; and one sister, Cindy Hudson of Seminole.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Wisey Emarthle.

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Jimmie Spencer

Jimmie Leon Spencer, 90, Oklahoma City, Okla. resident died April 26, 2013 at the Timberwood Assisted Living Center in Midwest City, Okla.

Jimmie was born Aug. 20, 1922 in Seminole County to Billy and Willie Mae (Johnson) Spencer.

Jimmie grew up in Seminole county and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the U.S.S. San Francisco in the battle at Guadalcanal where he was severely wounded when Japanese planes attacked the San Francisco.

After he recovered enough he was transferred to the U.S.S. Spica, a transport ship that took supplies to the Bering Sea.

After the service he found work with the Santa Fe railroad and Van’s Bakery, and then was called to Tinker Air Force Base. His job there was calibrating plane instruments and he received several awards for finding defects and cash awards for instrument improvements.

He retired from Tinker Air Force Base in 1976.

Prior to his Military service he served as youth training group director for Young Native American Indians and also served in the Civilian Conservation Corp in Guthrie, Okla.

He was also a life member of the Veterans of Foreign War, Midwest City, Okla. post #7192, where he served on funeral details and was a past commander.

Jimmie is survived by his wife, Lillyn of Midwest City, Okla.; two sons, Bill Spencer and his wife, Mary of Owasso, Okla. and Robert Smith and his wife, Judy of Choctaw, Okla.; four daughters, Linda Spencer of Tulsa, Okla., Dona Cantebury and her husband Ed of Oklahoma City, Okla., Sue Krauss and her husband Jeff of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Sherry Maynor of Midwest City, Okla.; one brother, John Smith and his wife Barbara of Seminole, Okla. and one sister-in-law, Bessie Spencer, a special niece, Glennie Snodgrass, twelve grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, James, Alford and Benny; and a sister, Daisy Sandfur.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Okla. with burial following at Little Cemetery. Mark Balthrop and Jeff Krauss will officiate at the service.

Casket bearers will be Brandon Smith, Bradley Smith, Joe Warren, Corky Snodgrass, Colter Snodgrass and Stacie Harjo.

The family would like to thank the staff of Timberwood Assisted Living and Tosha, Chelsie and Chaplin’s Mark and Martin of Crossroads hospice and James McFadden, Sunbeam volunteer.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to Crossroads Hospice.

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

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Redman Spencer

Long time Wewoka resident, Redman Louis Spencer died Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Okemah, Okla. at the age of 53.

He was born Nov. 11, 1959 in Wewoka, Okla. to John and Alice "Harjo" Spencer.

He attended Eufaula Schools and later worked as a roofer.

He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Floyd Harjo, Cloyd Harjo, Richmond Spencer, David Spencer and sisters; Diana Spencer, Mary Beaver, and Elsie Harjo.

Survivors include his sister, Ruby Hill of Okemah.

Wake service will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesday March 20, 2013, at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church, Wewoka.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday March 21, 2013 at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church in Wewoka with Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Jimsey Harjo officiating.

Pallbearers are Mike Spencer, Shawn Spencer, Dakota Hill, Richard Cotton, Curtis Scott, and Daniel Moppin.

Honorary bearers are Thomas Beaver, Tommy Beaver and Daniel Spencer.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Richard Spencer

Richard Vernon Spencer, 94, lifelong Seminole resident died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 in Seminole.

Vernon was born Sept. 24, 1918 at the top of the hill on Reid Street in Seminole to James Lynn and Maude (Barton) Spencer, his grandparents D.C. and Phonie Barton raised Vernon.

Vernon married Maxine Beal in Sulphur, Okla. on May 11, 1941; she preceded him in death on May 22, 1997.

Vernon served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as a sergeant in the 3630 Quartermaster Truck Company.

He served during the war campaigns in Normandy, Northern France and Central Europe and received the World War II Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, American Theater Ribbon and the European Theater Ribbon with three bronze stars.

After the service, Vernon worked as a shop foreman for Chemical Process Company and later B.J. Hughes.

After retiring from B.J. Hughes, he worked as an oilfield truck driver for Joe Tolbert Trucking Company in Seminole.

Vernon loved and enjoyed being with his family, watching the "Cubbies" Chicago Cubs baseball, eating Snickers candy bars and most of all loved Christmas.

Vernon is survived by his daughter, Sylvia Susie Newman of Seminole; his son, Richard Spencer and his wife Janet of Oklahoma City, Okla.; his grandsons, David Perry and his wife Melissa, Daryle Spencer and his wife Brijette, and Daryn Spencer; and great-grandchildren Maddie Perry, Zach Perry, Justin Spencer and Allison Spencer.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be David Perry, Daryle Spencer, Daryn Spencer, Scott Douthit, Bobbie Douthit and John Hill.

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

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Jack Stach

Jack Dwaine Stach, 86, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013 in Seminole.

He was born Feb. 2, 1927 in Seminole to John and Donnie Stach.

He married Loneva Stach and they made their home in Hobbs, N.M. where he worked for Amoroda.

In 1963, he and Loneva bought a farm in Seminole where they lived until his death.

He worked at Tinker Field as an aircraft mechanic and retired in 1974.

He loved farming. He also loved spending time at their lake home in Eufaula where he spent countless hours fishing.

Jack was a merchant marine in WWII and a 32nd degree Mason of the Seminole Lodge.

He belonged to Highway Baptist Church in Seminole.

He is survived by Loneva Stach of the home; daughter, Kaye Reeves and her husband, John Reeves of Seminole; grandchildren, Joe and Amanda Follett of Seminole, Doug and Deedra Ward of Clinton, Okla. and John and Kourtney Reeves of Woodward, Okla.; great grandchildren, Joshua Follett, Allyson Follett, Brooklyn Follett, Josiah Follett, Emileigh Follett, Jeremiah Follett, Miriam Ward, Madison Ward and Mylee Ward, along with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jack is preceded in death by his parents, John and Donnie Stach; brother, Bill Stach; and niece, Vicki Ann Stach.

Pall bearers will be John Reeves, J.J. Reeves, Joe Follett, Doug Ward, John Henson, and Steven Stach.

Funeral services will be at Resthaven Funeral Services on Friday at 2:00 p.m. and burial will also be at Resthaven in Shawnee. Carl Whitfield and Slim Crabtree will officiate.

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Loneva Stach

Loneva Marie Stach, 81, longtime Seminole resident died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at her home in Seminole, Okla.

Loneva was born April 30, 1932 in Snomac, Okla. to L.R. and Lora Jane (Sampson) Barton.

She married Jack Stach on Jan. 1, 1953 and they made their home in Hobbs, N.M. where she did clerical work.

She was a member of the Highway Baptist Church in Seminole, Okla.

In 1963, she and Jack bought a farm in Seminole where they lived the rest of their lives.

Jack preceded her in death in July of 2013.

She was a member of the Eastern Star and loved farming with her husband Jack and loved to visit their lake home at Lake Eufaula where they spent most of their summers fishing and relaxing.

Most of all she had a great love for her family and especially her great grandchildren. She was known to all as mom, granny and mema.

Loneva is survived by one daughter, Kay Reeves and her husband, John of Seminole; three grandchildren, Amanda Follett and her husband, Joe of Seminole, Deedra Ward and her husband, Doug of Clinton, Okla., John Reeves, Jr. and his wife, Kourtney of Seminole; great-grandchildren, Joshua Follett, Allyson Follett, Brooklyn Follett, Josiah Follett, Emileigh Follett, Jeremiah Follett, Miriam Ward, Madison Ward and Mylee Ward.

One sister Barbara McMahon of Shawnee, Okla. and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends also survive her.

Her parents; her husband, Jack Stach; one brother; and three sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 at the Highway Baptist Church, north of Seminole with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Burial will follow at the Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee, Okla.

Casket bearers will be John Reeves, John Reeves, Jr., Joe Follett and Doug Ward.

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

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Angie Stafford

Angie Lorene Stafford, lifelong Seminole resident passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 in Oklahoma City, at the age of 90.

Lorene was born Oct. 28, 1922 in Fanshaw, Okla. to parents, Luther F. Goss and Dora Alice (Keifer) Goss.

Lorene attended New Hope School in Seminole County and was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Seminole.

Lorene married Wallace Edward "Pat" Stafford on Aug. 18, 1941 in Wewoka.

Lorene was employed at Big Yank, Wrangler, cook at Seminole Public Schools and a homemaker.

Lorene is survived by her husband, Wallace "Pat" Stafford; one son, Glenn Stafford and his wife Loretta of Hot Springs, Ark.; one daughter, Wanda Callison and her husband Tom of Holdenville.

She is also survived by three grandchildren, Tammi Rich and her husband, Kevin, Angi Watters and her husband Lewie and Jeremy Stafford and his wife Candy; 10 great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren; numerous nieces; nephew; eight sisters-in-law; and one brother-in-law.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Dee L. Baldwin and Sandy Powell.

Lorene was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and three sisters.

Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Seminole. Pastor Marvin Kehl and Matt Pollock will be officiating.

Burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Serving as casket bearers are Andrew Watters, Mason Watters, Zane Watters, Jason Stafford, Jordan Stafford, Jeremy Stafford, Duane Nance and Kobe Nance.

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

Messages of condolences may be sent to: www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

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Angie Stafford

Angie Lorene Stafford, lifelong Seminole resident passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 in Oklahoma City, at the age of 90.

Lorene was born Oct. 28, 1922 in Fanshaw, Okla. to parents, Luther F. Goss and Dora Alice (Keifer) Goss.

Lorene attended New Hope School in Seminole County and was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Seminole.

Lorene married Wallace Edward "Pat" Stafford on Aug. 18, 1941 in Wewoka.

Lorene was employed at Big Yank, Wrangler, cook at Seminole Public Schools and a homemaker.

Lorene is survived by one son, Glenn Stafford and his wife Loretta of Hot Springs, Ark.; one daughter, Wanda Callison and her husband Tom of Holdenville.

She is also survived by three grandchildren, Tammi Rich and her husband, Kevin, Angi Watters and her husband Lewie and Jeremy Stafford and his wife Candy; 10 great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren; numerous nieces; nephew; eight sisters-in-law; and one brother-in-law.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Dee L. Baldwin and Sandy Powell.

Lorene was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and three sisters.

Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Seminole. Pastor Marvin Kehl and Rev. Russell Vicars will be officiating.

Burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Serving as casket bearers are Andrew Watters, Mason Watters, Zane Watters, Jason Stafford, Jordan Stafford, Jeremy Stafford, Duane Nance and Kobe Nance.

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

Messages of condolences may be sent to: www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

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Hays Stafford

Farmer/Rancher Hays Stafford passed away Friday, June 28th, 2013 at his residence in Wewoka, Okla.

He was born in Danville, Ark. on May 17, 1914 to Garfie and Berta (Roberts) Stafford.

He was the first born of eleven children, four brothers and six sisters.

He attended Bethel school in Hughes County.

Hays married Naomia (Bradley) Stafford on Dec. 14, 1935 and three children were born to this union; Norman, Charlotte and Ronald.

Naomi preceded him in death May 10, 2000 and he married Lucille Poole, May 2, 2004.

Hays worked for Amarada Oil Company for seven years.

He later rented and bought land to run a cattle operation for the rest of his life.

He also served as Chairman for the McAlester Production Credit Association.

Preceding Hays in death are his parents; wife, Naomia of 65 years; brothers, Ray Stafford, Bob Stafford, Jimmie Stafford and Joe Stafford; sisters, Doris Jean Lovelace, Ruby Paslay and Mary Ruth Stafford

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Stafford of the home; three children, Norma Jennings and husband Ralph of Wewoka, Charlotte Adams and husband Brent of Amarillo, Tex., Ronald Stafford and wife Nancy of Wewoka; six grandchildren, Keith and Stephanie Jennings of Wewoka, Okla., Matt and Rena Adams of Amarillo, Tex., David and Elise Hairston of Amarillo, Tex., Steve and Sharla Adams of Amarillo, Tex., Will and Angela Stafford of Holdenville, Okla., and Jared and Tracie Stafford of Wewoka; fifteen great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Will Stafford, Jared Stafford, Keith Jennings, Cody Jennings, David Hairston and Matt Adams.

Honorary Pallbearers are Matt Adams, Steve Adams, Dale Stafford, Jim Stafford, Shane Azlin, James Stafford, and John Stafford.

Funeral services were 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 1, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, Wewoka, Okla. with Rev. Susan Rice Officiating, and Brent Adams Assisting. Interment will follow in the Yeager Cemetery, Yeager, Okla.

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

Condolences can be sent to the family at phillipsfuneralservice.com

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Hays Stafford

Farmer/Rancher Hays Stafford passed away Friday, June 28th, 2013 at his residence in Wewoka, Okla.

He was born in Danville, Ark. on May 17, 1914 to Garfie and Berta (Roberts) Stafford.

He was the first born of eleven children, four brothers and six sisters.

He attended Bethel school in Hughes County.

Hays married Naomia (Bradley) Stafford on Dec. 14, 1935 and three children were born to this union; Norman, Charlotte and Ronald.

Naomi preceded him in death May 10, 2000 and he married Lucille Poole, May 2, 2004.

Hays worked for Amarada Oil Company for seven years.

He later rented and bought land to run a cattle operation for the rest of his life.

He also served as Chairman for the McAlester Production Credit Association.

Preceding Hays in death are his parents; wife, Naomia of 65 years; brothers, Ray Stafford, Bob Stafford, Jimmie Stafford and Joe Stafford; sisters, Doris Jean Lovelace, Ruby Paslay and Mary Ruth Stafford

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Stafford of the home; three children, Norma Jennings and husband Ralph of Wewoka, Charlotte Adams and husband Brent of Amarillo, Tex., Ronald Stafford and wife Nancy of Wewoka; six grandchildren, Keith and Stephanie Jennings of Wewoka, Okla., Matt and Rena Adams of Amarillo, Tex., David and Elise Hairston of Amarillo, Tex., Steve and Sharla Adams of Amarillo, Tex., Will and Angela Stafford of Holdenville, Okla., and Jared and Tracie Stafford of Wewoka; fifteen great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Will Stafford, Jared Stafford, Keith Jennings, Cody Jennings, David Hairston and Matt Adams.

Honorary Pallbearers are Matt Adams, Steve Adams, Dale Stafford, Jim Stafford, Shane Azlin, James Stafford, and John Stafford.

Funeral services were 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 1, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, Wewoka, Okla. with Rev. Susan Rice Officiating, and Brent Adams Assisting. Interment will follow in the Yeager Cemetery, Yeager, Okla.

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

Condolences can be sent to the family at phillipsfuneralservice.com

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Hayes Stafford

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2013 at First United Methodist Church Wewoka and interment will follow at Yeager Cemetery, Yeager, Okla.

He was born in Danville, Ark. on May 17, 1914 to Garfie and Berta (Roberts) Stafford.

He died Friday, June 28, 2013 at his residence in Wewoka.

Family and friends viewing will be held Sunday, June 30, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

He married Naomia (Bradley) Stafford and had three children Norma, Charlotte and Ronald.

He worked for Amarada Oil Co for seven years.

He then rented and bought land to run a cattle operation for the rest of his life.

His wife Naomia passed away May 10, 2000 and he remarried Lucille Poole May 2, 2004.

He also served as chairman for the McAlester Production Credit Assoc.

His three children are Ralph and Norma Jennings of Wewoka, Okla., Brent and Charlotte Adams of Amarillo Tex. and Ronald and Nancy Stafford of Wewoka, Okla.

He has six grandchildren, Keith and Stephanie Jennings of Wewoka Okla., Matt and Rena Adams of Amarillo Tex., David and Elise Hairston of Amarillo Tex., Steve and Sharla Adams of Amarillo Tex., Will and Angela Stafford of Holdenville Okla. and Jared and Tracie Stafford of Wewoka Okla. He also has 15 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Ray Stafford

Ray Stafford was born on June 24, 1933, in Holdenville, Okla., to Garfie and Berta (Roberts) Stafford.

He went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 79 years.

Ray attended Spaulding schools, where he met his wife, Shirley Prince.

They were married in Holdenville, Okla., on May 27, 1961. Ray and Shirley bought a farm north of Wewoka, where they raised their family.

He served as Seminole County District 3 Commissioner for twenty years, but his lifelong occupation was farming and ranching.

Ray loved spending time with his family, tending his cattle, and farming his land.

Survivors include two sons, Dale Stafford and wife Shelle, and Jim Stafford and wife Jennie; and one daughter, Lynn Azlin and husband Shane, all of Wewoka.

He is also survived by one brother, Hays Stafford of Wewoka, and three sisters, Jo Ann White of Fort Worth, Tex.; Helen Pennington of Coffeyville, Tex.; and Winifred Hall, of Oceanside, Calif.; grandchildren, Colton, Kelsey, Carli, and Cole Russell Stafford; Dayna and husband Jarrod Wood, Dex Azlin, Shaina Moon and husband Justin, and Paige Azlin; Tyler, Swade, Jamie, and Brandi Stafford; and Taylor Jo Adams; great-grandchildren Emma and Kade Wood, David, Lauryn, and Aleeah Brown, and a host of other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of fifty years, Shirley; and brothers and sisters, Bob Stafford, Jim Stafford, Joe Stafford, Mary Ruth Stafford, Doris Lovelace, and Ruby Paslay.

Pall bearers will be Colton Stafford, Cole Stafford, Tyler
Stafford, Swade Stafford, Dex Azlin, and Ronnie Stafford.

Honorary pall bearers will be Henry Baxter, Roy Sisco, Charles Sisco, James Reid Stafford, Grant Smith, and Dakota Smith.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday May 3, 2013 at the Wewoka Church of Christ with Aaron Alsbrook officiating and burial will follow at the Holdenville Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

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Terry Starr

Wake service was held at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, April 15, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating.

On Tuesday April 16, 2013, he will be taken to Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church at 4:00 p.m. with a wake starting at 7;30 p.m.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev Houston Tiger and Rev. Mitchell Taylor officiating.

Terry Lee Starr age 48, died Friday, April 12, 2013 at Holdenville Hospital.

He was born April 22, 1964 to Daniel and Nell (Billie) Starr.

He attended New Lima High School.

Preceding him in death are his father, Daniel Starr; three brothers, David, Danny and Louie Starr; grandparents, Eli and Lena Starr, Joe and Louisa Billie; six aunts; and five uncles.

Survivors include his companion, Elizabeth Tilley of the home; mother, Nell Starr of Wewoka; two daughters, Teresa Starr and Stefanie Starr of Seminole; two sisters, LaQuita Starr of Konawa and Robin Starr of Duncan; one brother, Michael Starr of Wewoka; and two grandsons.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Powell, Jamie Powerll, Bryan Powell, Benny Tiger, Gregory Tiger, and Jimmy Tiger.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Michael Starr, Matthew Armstrong, John Starr, John Billie, John Maples, William Phillips, Stanley Johnson II, Shannon Starr, Wallace Cully, and James Starr.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Victor Steele

Victor P. Steele was born Jan. 31, 1943 in Holdenville, Okla. and died Aug. 6, 2013 in Tulsa, Okla.

Victor was a Pharmacist for 35 years in Wewoka, Okla.

There will be a visitation Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Floral Haven Funeral Home in Broken Arrow, Okla.

Funeral ceremony will be Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at United Methodist in Wewoka.

There will be a luncheon held prior to the services at United Methodist Church.

Victor Steele

Victor Patterson "Pat" Steele passed from this life on Aug. 6, 2013, at St. John Medical Center, Tulsa, after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10, at the First Methodist Church in Wewoka under the direction of Floral Haven of Tulsa. Interment will follow in Holdenville Cemetery.

The only son of Frank Patterson and Charlcie Young Steele, Pat was born Jan. 31, 1943, in Holdenville.

Both parents, an infant sister, and a niece, Lisa Adams, preceded him in death.

He is survived by four sisters, Louse Adams, Tulsa; Betty Caldwell and husband Ron, Tulsa; Linda Carpenter and husband Jim, Shawnee; and Deanna Steele, San Francisco.

Three nephews and three nieces also survive their "Uncle Pat": David Caldwell, Ft Scott, Kansas; Jay Carpenter, Tulsa; Zachary Judkins, San Francisco; Susan Ward, Tulsa; Beth Holland, San Francisco; and Jill Lee, Flower Mound, Texas.

Other survivors include several great and great -great nieces and nephews, Uncle Ray Steele of Holdenville, several cousins and many dear friends.

Anisha Stephens

Anisha Rochella Stephens was born Jan. 8, 1981 to Claud and Anita Kay (Newsom) Stephens Jr.

She attended Nobletown School from Kindergarten to the 5th grade. She then attended Butner School from the 6th grade and graduated in 1999.

Every summer she attended Upward Bound from her freshman to senior year.

She was a member of the National Honor Society. She topped the state’s Class A in scoring with 21.8 points per game and rebounding with 14.8 per contest.

Anisha’s honors include: Co-MVP of the East Central Conference, Oklahoma High School Coaches Association All-Region Team and the All-State Team. She led Butner to the District Runner-up slot in 1998-99 and the championship at the Glencoe Invitational. She led the state in rebounding in 1997-98, that year Butner won the District and Regional championships and Area Finalists.

Anisha was Homecoming Queen and was also named to the All-Star East Basketball Team. She was given the honor of All State her senior year for Basketball.

With her outstanding basketball skills and dedication, Anisha was given a full scholarship to play basketball with the Seminole Lady Belles.

She was determined to finish her college studies, so in 2008 she graduated from Vatterott College with a degree of Associates of Occupational Studies in Medical Assistant Technology.

Anisha struggled with her illness during this time but fought hard to accomplish the rewarding goal that she had set for herself.

Anisha’s life was filled with love; she loved to have fun.

She was the second child and first daughter of four children.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Anisha loved to share her cooking with everyone to show what new creative recipe she had created.

She enjoyed fishing, traveling, and being outdoors. Anisha loved to sing and dance.

She spent many hours devoting herself to reading scriptures of the Bible and sharing them with others to help uplift them. She shared with everyone daily inspirational messages to bring spiritual guidance into everyone’s life. Anisha was in love with the Lord and had devoted herself to serving Him.

Anisha was a devoted, loyal, and faithful member of the Ethiopian Reformed Coptic Church of Christ. She held the position of the Assistant Conductress of Sacred Women Association and was the Junior Class Teacher.

On June 1, 2013 the Lord called Anisha home.

Anisha is preceded in death by her daughter, Adacia Ania Stephens; great-grandmother, Anna Modia (Worhtam) Burkhalter; great-grandmother, Parzola (Booker) Newsom-Christopher; grandfather, Carne Calmes Newsom; grandmother, Dora Mae (Gordon) Stephens; and grandfather, Claud Stephens Sr.

Anisha, a servant of God, dedicated to her family, church, and friends leaves to cherish her memory a son, DeOnte’ Zechariah Mason of the home; her parents, Claud and Anita Stephens Jr. of Wewoka (Nobletown), Okla.; one brother Claud III and wife Kimberly Stephens of Wewoka (Nobletown), Okla.; two sisters, Christal and husband Sean Akadiri of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Angela Stephens of Oklahoma City, Okla.; grandmother, Roberta Q. Cain, Okemah, Okla.

She was an auntie to her niece Kimbrie R. Strayhorn and nephews Shem’mario K. Stephens, Shemmei C. Stephens, Shallomar Z. Stephens and Christian A. Akadiri; and a host of auntie, uncles, cousins, family and friends.

Anisha to all of us was a loving daughter, grand-daughter, sister, auntie, cousin, niece, friend, and most of all a loving mother to DeOnte’ and will hold this memory in our hearts forever.

Anisha continues to give following her death, by being an organ donor through Life Share Oklahoma.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at the Machpelah Cemetery Ethiopian Reform Coptic Church of Christ located on Nobletown Road near Wewoka, Okla. General Bishop Charley J. Gilbert, Jr. will officiate the service.

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

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

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Leo Stephens

 

Leo James Stephens, 91, longtime Seminole resident died Saturday, April 6, 2013 in Seminole.

Leo was born Nov. 1, 1921 in Egypt, Okla. to Charles James and Nannie Elizabeth (Myers) Stephens.

Leo moved to Seminole in 1954 from Calif.

Leo was a member of the Bowlegs First Baptist Church and had retired from working in the Seminole oilfields in 1987; his last employment was with Morgan’s Well Service.

Leo’s passion was poetry and music. He had his own personal music ministry to area nursing homes. He also won many awards for his poems.

He married Marie Courtney on June 13, 1961 in Hugo, Okla.

His wife Marie Stephens of Seminole, Okla.; his daughters Sharon Stephens of Wetumka, Okla., Cynthia Mulkey of Wellston, Okla., Debbie Anson and Linda Yancey of Seminole, Okla.; a son Ron Lashley of Carrollton, Tex.; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren as well as a host of family and friends survive him.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Raymond Lee Stephens; two sisters, Thelma Marie Stephens and Connie Faye Le Grande; three sons, Larry James Stephens, Johnny Lashley and Roger Lashley and one daughter, Darlene Collums.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the Little Chapel at Little Cemetery with Rev. Andy Quinten of the Bowlegs First Baptist Church officiating.

Casket bearers will be his grandsons; Robby Collums, Danny Collums, Donny Collums, Brad Lashley, Chad Lashley, Rodney Lashley.

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

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Safarona Stevens

Safarona Ruth (Taylor) Stevens, age 71 and a resident of Konawa, Okla. died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at Valley View Hospital in Ada.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Rev. Larry Chesser will officiate.

Pallbearers are Triver Heard, Christopher Heard, Matthew Edwards, and Dana Meadows.

Honorary Pallbearer is Kenneth Warrior.

Visitation will be on Wednesday and Thursday.

She was born in Konawa on March 15, 1941 to Charley Taylor and Reva (McClain) Taylor.

She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse.

She is survived by one brother, Charley H. Taylor of Calif.; five grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charley and Reva Taylor; one son, Randy Stevens; and two brothers, Gerald and Jesse Taylor.

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Clifton Stewart

Clifton Michael Stewart died in Shawnee, Okla. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at the age of 72.

He was born in Seminole, Okla. on Sept. 11, 1941, to Fred Stewart and Dorothy (Coonce) Stewart. 

He attended schools in Seminole, and was a 1959 graduate of Seminole High School. 

He served four years in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era and then returned to Seminole, where he worked as a taxi driver and in the oil field, until he became disabled from an oilfield injury.

He married Louise Penner on May 3, 1985, in Gainesville, Tex. 

They lived four years in Wetumka and for a while in Norman and Purcell, then moved back to Seminole, where they’ve made their home for many years. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Dorothy Stewart; and one daughter, Teresa Stewart.

He is survived by his wife, Louise, of the home;  one daughter, Kimberly Green, of McAlester, and two sons, Michael Stewart of Paris, Tex. and Nathan Stewart of Tulsa;  one stepson, Larry Penner of Bowlegs, and one stepdaughter, Jeanice Clark of Purcell;  fourteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren;  and one sister, Carolyn Self of Seminole.

No formal services are currently planned.  

Timothy Stewart

Timothy Trent Stewart was born Oct.13, 1966, in Woodward, Okla. and died Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Prague Okla., at the age of 46.

He attended Liberty Academy in Shawnee and was a truck driver.

He married Jeannie Evans on Aug. 11, 2008, in Atoka County.

His grandparents and one son preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Jeannie Stewart of the home; mother, Barbara Price-Haws; father and step-mother, Delmer and Deborah Stewart; sons, Justin Abbott of Pink, Kody Stewart of Seminole County, Trenton Jacob Stewart of Seminole, Doug Buss of Shawnee, Lariat Trent Stewart of Seminole; daughter, Brandi Rainey of Shawnee; brothers, Jay Stewart of Seminole County, Jeff Stewart of Shawnee, step-brothers, Clint Tooley of Wayne, Clay Tooley of Norman; and 11 grandchildren.

The Stewart family will receive friends on Monday, April 15, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 at Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., at Liberty Baptist Church in Shawnee with Rev. Bill Matthews and Rev. Phil Thompson 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

Frank Streater

Memorial services for Frank Streater, 90, of Wewoka, Okla. will be held Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka with Aaron Alsbrook officiating.

Mr. Streater died on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in Norman, Okla.

Frank was born on Aug. 28, 1922 to Arthur Franklin and Golden Edith (Brown) Streater in Wewoka, Okla.

He was married to Maureen Ott on Oct. 11, 1942 in Wewoka, Okla. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2012.

Frank enlisted in the U.S. Navy before he graduated and later received his diploma at a special ceremony at Wewoka High School in 2000.

Mr. Streater was a veteran of the United States Navy. He served from 1942 until 1945. He was a Boatswain Mate, second-class, aboard the USSAPL 28 stationed in the South Pacific during WWII.

Frank owned and operated Streater Oil Company for several years.

He also was a master carpenter, fisherman, hunter, gardener, farmer, and outdoor cook.

He had a deep passion for his land that has been in family over 100 years.

Frank was a member of the Wewoka Church of Christ, Lion’s Club, Camp Fire Girls’ Parent Association, Wewoka Tiger’s Quarterback Club, Wewoka Sportsman’s Club, and a participant in Wewoka’s 100th Centennial Anniversary Celebration.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mamie Tilley, Nell Streater, Bess Streater Sue Davis, Dorothy Smith, Maxine Scribner, and Lois Streater; and brothers, Ed Streater, and Leo Streater.

Survivors include his wife, Maureen of the home; two daughters, Sharyn and husband, Art of Wewoka; and Linda and husband, Dan of Seminole. Grandchildren include Kristi Malinga, of Oklahoma City, Kyle Garner, and wife, Heather of Southlake, TX, Kerri Houghton, and husband, Chase of Cache, Logan Curtis, and husband, Troy of Norman, and Lincoln Dearing, of Seminole.

Frank is also survived by great- grandchildren, Jaxon, Jace, and Ellison Garner of Southlake, Tex.; Piper, Dallas, and Dru Houghton of Cache, and Blake Curtis of Norman.

Mr. Streater is also survived by sister, Delores Ann Anderson and husband Les, of Albuquerque, N.M. and brother, Chester Streater of Wewoka.

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Pallbearers are grandsons Kyle Garner, Lincoln Dearing, Troy Curtis, Chase Houghton, Jaxon Garner, and Jace Garner.

Memorial donations can be made to the Seminole Nation Museum or the Wewoka Public Library.

Family and Friends gathering and visitation will be held at the Stout Chapel, Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Maureen Streater

 

"There is something about losing your mother that is permanent and inexpressible-a wound that will never quite heal." Susan Wiggs

Family and friends will gather at the Church of Christ in Wewoka on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. to honor Maureen Streater of Wewoka who died peacefully surrounded by her family. During her tranquil and calm exit from this earth on September 21, 2013, Maureen revealed the same grace, class, and dignity she exemplified throughout her extraordinary life.

Mrs. Streater was born on April 30, 1923 to Edward and Willie Florence (King) Ott in Riverside, Calif. She married Frank Streater on October 11, 1942 in Wewoka, Okla. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2012.

A proud graduate of Cromwell High School, Maureen excelled in basketball, serving as team captain and was a member of the tennis team. Sports were an integral part of her life growing up. She especially enjoyed watching all of her grandchildren participate in their various sports and activities.

College game days provided great enjoyment to her as well. She enjoyed watching OU and OSU football and basketball games.

During her early life, she attended Seminole Jr. College (now SSC) and Oklahoma State University. Education played a powerful role in her life. She was an avid reader. The state and local newspapers were necessary to her daily reading routine. Maureen rarely missed an opportunity to satisfy her thirst of knowledge. She provided a tremendous example to her children and grandchildren to never cease learning.

She worked for over thirty years at the Security State Bank of Wewoka as an administrative assistant. She was also loyal member of the Wewoka Church of Christ, Camp Fire Girls Leader, Samoka Home Demonstration Club, Wewoka Christmas Cookie Club, volunteer at the Seminole Nation Museum, and a participant in the 100th Centennial Anniversary Celebration of Wewoka.

Maureen enjoyed cooking her delicious pies and cobblers. Traveling was a favorite part of her life. California and Hilton Head Island were popular destinations.

Mrs. Streater was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brothers, Marion and James Ott and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharyn and husband, Art of Wewoka, Okla.; and Linda and husband, Dan of Seminole, Okla. Grandchildren include Kristi Malinga, of Oklahoma City, Okla., Kyle Garner, and wife, Heather of Southlake, Tex., Kerri Houghton, and husband, Chase of Cache, Okla., Logan Curtis and husband Troy of Norman, Okla., and Lincoln Dearing, of Seminole, Okla.

Great-grandchildren surviving Maureen are Jaxon, Jace, and Ellison Garner of Southlake, Tex; Piper, Dallas, and Dru Houghton of Cache, Okla., and Blake Curtis of Norman, Okla.

Other survivors include sister, Janice Bentley of Ceres, Calif., sister-in-law, Delores Ann Anderson and husband, Les of Albuquerque, N.M. and brother-in-law, Chester Streater of Wewoka, Okla. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive Maureen.

Grandsons Kyle Garner, Lincoln Dearing, Troy Curtis, Chase Houghton, Jaxon Garner, and Jace Garner will serve as pallbearers.

Sons-in-law Art Garner and Dan Dearing will serve as honorary pallbearers.

To honor Mrs. Streater, memorial donations can be made to the Seminole Nation Museum or the Wewoka Public Library. The family will receive visitors during a viewing at Stout Phillips Funeral Chapel on Friday, September 27, 2013 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday September 28, 2013 at the Wewoka Church of Christ with Aaron Alsbrook officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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Trevia Streater

Trevia Sue Streater age 73 years of Wewoka, Okla., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.

She was born Feb. 27, 1940 in Wewoka, Okla. to the late Howard and Jimmie Ella (Autry) Cook.

Trevia was a graduate of Wewoka High School and a member of Hilltop Church.

She loved her children and grandchildren, she was a great cook and loved spending time with her family.

Trevia dedicated her life to her family.

Preceding Trevia in death are her parents; son, Randall Lee Streater; and brother, George Cook.

Survivors included her husband, Darrell Streater of 56 years; sons, Michael Streater and wife, Tara Lyn of Wheeler, Tex. and Dewayne Streater and wife, Julie of Wewoka; brother, Don Cook and wife Jeretta of Wewoka; sister-in-law Betty Cook of Wewoka; grandchildren Dana, Amber, Jason, Justin, Brandon, Brooke, Blake, Nash, Tyler, Kylee, and Wyatt, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Clifford Cook, Greg Cook, Scott, Slovacek, Shannon Smith, Gary Calvert, and Carl Barkhimer.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Blake Streater, Brandon Streater, and Ricky Streater.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 at the New Life Church in Wewoka, with Rev. Russell Ryker and Pastor Tommy Azlin officiating, and burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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William Stubblefield

Graveside services for William "Bill" Henry Stubblefield, age 76, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at Oakwood Cemetery, with Pastor Jim Moore officiating.

He was born April 5, 1936 in Stigler, Okla. to the late Will Stubblefield and Maria Hassaway.

He died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 in Midwest City, Okla.

He was a self-employed farmer.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one sibling and a step-son.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Kelough; five children and four step-children, and numerous grandchildren.

Pall Bearers will be James Jimenez, Dewayne Johnson, Mike Belcher, Joe Mendenhall, Brandon Walden, and Sylvester Arbuckle.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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James Sullivan

James Ross Sullivan of Holdenville, Okla. passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in Wewoka, Okla.

He was born on Aug. 18, 1939 to Michael and Laura (McGill) Sullivan in Beeville, Tex.

James enjoyed coaching baseball, was an active supporter of 4-H and FFA, loved to travel, camp, and go to casinos.

He loved his grand children, music and family and raised ten amazing men and two wonderful daughters.

James was a veteran of the United States Army and served in the Korean Conflict. James was a devoted husband to his wife, Molly, for over fifty-one years.

James is preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Laura (McGill) Sullivan; two brothers, Phillip and Kenneth Sullivan; one son, Michael Earl Sullivan; and one grandson, Brett Sullivan.

He is survived by his wife, Molly Sullivan of the home; his sons, Tim Sullivan, Jimbo Sullivan, Leo Sullivan and wife, JoAnna, John Sullivan and wife, Carey, Luke Sullivan and wife, Jeannine Jacob Sullivan, Andrew Sullivan and wife, Misti, Samuel Sullivan and wife, Rachel, Daniel Sullivan and wife, Stacy; daughters, Patricia Wood and husband, Richard, Krystal Chesser and husband, Tim; daughter-in-law, Tammy Sullivan, forty-seven grand children, 16 great grand children, and a host of other friends and family.

Funeral Services for James will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Chuch of the Nazerene of Holdenville, Okla. with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating. Interment will follow at the Holdenville Cemetery in Holdenville, Okla.

Pallbearers are Tim Sullivan, John Sullivan, Samuel Sullivan, Andrew Sullivan, Jimbo Sullivan, Luke Sullivan, Jacob Sullivan, Leo Sullivan and Daniel Sullivan.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Matthew T. Chesser and Richard S. Wood.

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

Online condolences can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Georgia Suva

Georgia Ann Suva, 87, beloved mother, sister, grandmother, mother-in-law and friend, passed away peacefully on Aug. 17, 2013.  

Born Georgia Ann Gilstrap in Ramona, Okla. in 1925, Ms. Suva lived most of her life in Wewoka and Tulsa.  

She retired in 1986 after a long career at Southwestern Bell/AT&T.  

Her family is proud to note that, among her many accomplishments, Ms. Suva raised her daughter as a divorced single mother during a time when all the odds were against such an enterprise.  

She was also a talented artist, equally adept at drawing, painting, ceramics, calligraphy and needlepoint.  

She was a dreamer with an endlessly creative spirit, and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen Walker; sister, Norma Alberty; son-in-law, Michael Walker; grandson, Adam Walker; and loving friend and caretaker, Linda Smart.

Memorial services are Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Southlawn Chapel, Moore Funeral Home, 9350 East 51st in Tulsa.

Jessie Taber

Jessie Lois Taber was born in Seminole County on March 26, 1923 and departed this life at her home in Prague on Feb. 6, 2013. She was 89 years of age.

Lois was the daughter of Jesse and Flossie (Tucker) Aldridge.

She grew up on the family farm in Seminole County and graduated from Strother High School with the Class of 1941.

She married Richard J. Taber in Seminole on Dec. 18, 1941. Richard preceded her in death on April 11, 2004.

Lois enjoyed a successful thirty year career in banking with many of those spent at Prague National Bank (now Vision Bank).

In 1965 she took a leave of absence from her banking career to join her husband in North Africa where they were both employed by Oasis Oil Company.

They returned from Africa in 1969 and made their home in the northeastern part of Seminole County.

Lois retired from the bank in 1985 and they moved to Prague in 1994.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

Survivors include one son and daughter in law, Dick and Dowanna Taber of Prague; two grandsons, Rusty and Jessica Taber of Prague and Michael Neal Taber and Candace Smith of Meeker; six great grandchildren; and five great greatgrandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., at Little Cemetery with Rev. Randall Miller officiating.

Following the wishes of Mrs. Taber there will be no viewing.

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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Kennedy Talamasy

Kennedy Wise Talamasy Sr. passed away at Veterans Hospital in Oklahoma City on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at the age of 74 years.

Kennedy was the son of Andy Wise Talmasy and Jonah (Johnson) Wise Talmasy, born on Aug. 14, 1939 in Pawnee, Okla. 

He was brought up in the Bowlegs area and attended Chilocco Indian Boarding School in Newkirk. 

He joined the United States Army in June of 1959, served and was wounded in Korea, and was honorably discharged in 1962. Following military service, he returned to Oklahoma. 

He married Bessie Yargee on June 25, 1965, in Sapulpa, and they made their home in the Tulsa area. 

Kennedy worked for many years as a journeyman printer and was a member of the International Typographical Union. 

He retired from the Tulsa World in 1978, and returned to the family home place in Seminole County near Bowlegs.

Kennedy was a member of the Mekusukey Baptist Church south of Seminole, where he was baptized by Rev. Willie Herrod. 

He was the Micco of the Tvllahasvce Ceremonial Ground. 

He loved to fish and hunt, loved arts and crafts, and reading.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Andy and Jonah Wise Talmasy; his son, Kenney Wise Talamasy Jr., and two daughters, Christine ‘Pinky’ Wise Talamasy and Thelma Wise Talamasy; three sisters, Linda Jones, Margaret Wise Talamasy, and Angel Wise Talamasy; and two brothers, Andrew Wise Talamasy and Ellis Eli Talamasy.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Bessie, of the home; one son, Phillip, of Bemidji, Minn., and four daughters, Bernadine of Seminole, Ladena of Tulsa, Margaret of Bowlegs, and Kristen, of the home; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lavina Beaver Center in the Alabama Quassarde Tribal Complex north of Wetumka, and Kennedy will be laid to rest in the Yeager Cemetery. 

Procession to the Center will be Saturday, Aug. 24, at 3:30 p.m. 

Wake services will be held at the Center on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:00 p.m.

Rev. Clarence Yaholar and Rev. Houston Tiger are the officiating ministers. 

Pallbearers are Leroy Harjo, Alexander Yargee, Wilson Yargee, Tarpie Yargee, Eco Robinson, and Adam Cook. 

Honorary pallbearers are members of the Seminole Nation Color Guard.

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

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Viola Taylor

Viola "Kathleen" (Conder) Taylor, 70, longtime Seminole resident died April 2, 2013 at Midwest City Regional Hospital in Midwest City, Okla.

She was born May 13, 1942 in Vertrees, Ky. to Walter Conder and Hazel (Stark) Conder.

On Aug. 9, 1972 Kathleen married Charley L. Taylor in Louisville, Ky.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Charley Taylor of the home; one son, Jason Taylor of Enid, Okla.; two daughters, Joyce Taylor of the home, Jeanie True of Goose Creek, S.C.; one brother, Alan Conder of Elizabethtown, Ky.; three sisters, Ida Eleanor Kyle of Hodgenville, Ky., Barbara Lucas of Cecilia, Ky., Fern Mattingly of Clarksville, Ind.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Hazel Conder; her first husband, Strauda William Clark; and one daughter, Janet Taylor.

The family requests that donations be made to the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Seminole, Okla. or to the charity of your choice in memory of Kathleen Taylor.

Cremation services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Okla. Private family services are scheduled for a later date.

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

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Clyde ‘Papa’ Thomas

"I have fought a good fight

I’ve finished the course.

I have kept the Faith.

Now I’m ready to be offered up"

Clyde was born April 11, 1952 to Odessa (Thomas) Brown and Wesly Brown, the youngest of nine children.

His earliest childhood was spent in the Hughes and Okfuskee County area.

His mother, father and three brothers preceded him in death.

Being a loving and special child, his mother, brother and sisters taught him at home.

Being a special child, God dealt with him in his own way.

He mother took him to church often and at an early age he was baptized.

His nickname was ‘Papa.’

Clyde’s life was full of love.

Later his mother moved the family to the Wewoka area where they lived for many years.

When mother was called home, his sister pastor Odell Hardeman and Lawrence Hardeman took him as one of their members of the family.

Clyde loved to go to church and was a member of Emmanuel Temple of Praise and Deliverance Church, where he would stand up and praise and thank God.

The church showed their love to him in many ways and was always ready to help him.

Everyone that came around him could feel the love and not only will ‘Papa’ be missed by his family, but a number of people who knew him.

Clyde departed this life Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at home.

He leaves to cherish his memories, two brothers, Pastor Edwin Thomas of Fort Scott, Kans., Pastor Buster Thomas of Tecumseh; three sisters, Pastor Odell Hardeman of Shawnee, Missionary evangelist Adella Crochet of Wewoka, evangelist Betty Armstead of Oklahoma City; three brothers in law, Lawrence Hardeman of Shawnee, Deacon Bud Crockett of Wewoka, Bishop T.G. Kirk Fitzgerald of Oklahoma City; two foster sisters, Marquette Coslly, Harris Fox of Wewoka; along with a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and many friends.

Clyde though you are gone from us, we believe you are in the arms of Jesus.

If you could speak to us, you would say, "read poem."

We loved you Clyde but God loved you more.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at Emmanuel Temple of Praise and Deliverance in Shawnee, located at 37406 Westech Road.

Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Rolfe Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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Clydene Thomas

Clydene Burnett Thomas, age 90 passed away Monday, Sept. 9th, 2013 in Albuquerque, N.M.

She was born in Konawa, Okla. on Dec. 14, 1922 to Clyde and Velma Burnett.

Preceding Clydene in death was her husband, Seth Thomas; grandson, David Wayne Thomas; and brother, Mack Wendel Burnett.

Survivors include her children, Seth Tommy Thomas and wife, Pandi, and John Michael Thomas and wife, Dee; grandchildren, Steve Thomas and wife, Katie, Mike Thomas and wife, Rebecca, and Kristen Deibel and her husband, Dan; great-grandchildren, Austin, Zack, Josh, Jessi, Chase, and David Lynn; brother, Douglas Ray Burnett and wife, Denny; sister, Peggy Gault and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.

A visitation will be held in the Daniels Family Funeral Services, Strong-Thorne Chapel Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

A graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at Oakwood Cemetery with Aaron Albrook officiating.

Visitation at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home will be Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Jack Thomas

Memorial services for Jack Denver Thomas of El Reno will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Wewoka First United Methodist Church. Pastor Susan Rice will officiate.

Jack, Mollie and Mark will be laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery by their family.

Mr. Thomas passed away at his home on Thursday, June 20, 2013.

He was born Nov. 29, 1933 in Wewoka, Okla. to his parents Denver and Lottie (Helm) Thomas.

Jack grew up in Wewoka and married his high school sweetheart Mollie Chaney.

After high school graduation he opened his owned electrical business.

In 1989 Jack and Mollie moved to Nevada.

After the death of Mollie and their son Mark he moved to El Reno in 2009.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mollie (Chaney) Thomas; parents, Denver and Lottie (Helm) Thomas; son, Mark Thomas; brothers, Russell Thomas and L.D. Thomas.

He is survived by his son, Jay Thomas and wife, Mary of El Reno, Okla. and daughter, Kaye Knight of Spokane, WA. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family has suggested memorials be made to Russell-Murray Hospice.

 

Jack Thomas

Memorial services for Jack Denver Thomas of El Reno will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 28, 2013 at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Leon Seaton, Chaplain with Russell-Murray Hospice will officiate.

Services are under direction of Wilson Funeral Home.

Another memorial service will also be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Wewoka First United Methodist Church in Wewoka, Okla.

Following the memorial service in Wewoka, Jack, Mollie and Mark will be laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Thomas passed away at his home on Thursday, June 20, 2013.

He was born Nov. 29, 1933 in Wewoka, Okla. to his parents Denver and Lottie (Helm) Thomas.

Jack grew up in Wewoka and married his high school sweetheart Mollie Chaney.

After high school graduation he opened his owned electrical business.

In 1989 Jack and Mollie moved to Nevada.

After the death of Mollie and their son Mark he moved to El Reno in 2009.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mollie (Chaney) Thomas; parents, Denver and Lottie (Helm) Thomas; son, Mark Thomas; and brothers Russell Thomas and L.D. Thomas.

He is survived by his son, Jay Thomas and wife, Mary of El Reno, Okla. and daughter, Kaye Knight of Spokane, Wash. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family has suggested memorials be made to Russell-Murray Hospice.

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Juanita Thomas

Juanita (Sexton) Thomas, 91, a resident of Konawa, Okla. died at her home Saturday, July 13, 2013.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 17th at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Richard Winters will officiate.

Pallbearers are nephews, J.D. Branscum, Jason Sexton, Mike Akerman, Tommy Sexton, Jon Campbell, and Brent Sanders.

Honorary Pallbearers are grandsons, Taw Thomas, Ross Crowl, K.C. Prewitt, Bryan Thomas, Trevor Thomas, and Todd Thomas.

She was born Oct. 18, 1921 in Konawa to Tom Sexton and Maud (Barnett) Sexton.

She married Jack Thomas on Feb. 7, 1942 in Konawa.

She is survived by two sons, Bob Thomas of Konawa and Randy Thomas of Darby, Mont.; two daughters, Connie Prewitt of Konawa and Tinya Thomas of Konawa; three brothers, Frank Sexton of Oklahoma City, J.T. Sexton of Konawa, and Doyle Sexton of Konawa; two sisters, Jean Akerman of Konawa and Amelene Sanders of Moore, Okla.; 20 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and 22 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Maud Sexton; her husband, Jack Thomas; one son, Dennis Thomas; one daughter, Tommie Hord; two granddaughters, Raylena Anderson and Stacie Prewitt; two great grandsons; one brother, Howard Sexton; and five sisters, LaVonna Sexton, Lorene Sexton, Jewell Campbell, Pearl Campbell, and Iva Branscum.

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Mae Thompson

Mae Evelyn Thompson, 70, of Wanette, Okla. died Sunday, March 10, 2013 in Oklahoma City.

She was born March 4, 1943 to Edwin Dean and Vera Olean (Middleton) Howell in Hamilton, Tex.

She graduated from Gustine Schools in Energy, Tex.

She married Jerry Thompson on April 16, 1960 in Dublin, Tex.

She owned and operated Pop-A-Cork in Konawa from 1995 to 2005 after being a home maker since 1966.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; infant sister, Juanell Howell and sister, Joyce Clawson.

She is survived by three children, son, Chris Thompson of Wanette; daughter, Leesa Garrod of Oklahoma City and son, Jerry Thompson of Norman; six granchildren; four step-grandchildren; and one great-grandson; two brothers, Pete Howell and Dean Howell of Texas.

A private graveside service was held at the Thompson Family Acreage in Wanette with Reverend Jimmy Adams officiating under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

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

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Terry Thornton

Terry Allen Thornton, lost his seven year battle with cancer on April 22, 2013.

He was born on May 27, 1958 in Casa Grande, Ariz. to Jimmy and Betty (Smart) Thornton.

He was the youngest of four boys. Shortly after he was born, the family moved to Shafter, Calif., where he attended school.

He met Cammie Lamirand, who became his first wife and they moved to Bakersfield together, they had three children.

Terry worked for over thirteen years at Cawelo Water District, located east of Shafter.

In the early 1990’s they moved to Shawnee, Okla.

Terry eventually went to work for the city of Midwest City, Okla.

His first marriage ended, and then he met his soul mate, Vivian Jay in 1997. Together they were able to start several successful businesses and had the last sixteen years together.

He has a life-long passion for working on cars and motorcycles.

In 2001 they discovered Eureka Springs, Ark. They loved the town so much they created a beautiful home there where all of the bike family came up every Memorial Day weekend from all over the last seven years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Thornton; mother, Betty Odom; step-father, Jim Odom; oldest brother, Michael Thornton; and grandparents, Jesse and Ethel Thornton and Dan and Ruth Smart.

He is survived by Vivian Thornton of the home; older brothers, Steven Thornton and wife Barbara of Bakersfield, Calif. and David Thornton and wife Beverly of Shafter, Calif.; kids and grandkids, William Thornton, Valerie and husband Joe Lehenbauer and Carrie Thornton all of Tecumseh, Okla., Stephen Thomas of Helena, Okla., Crystal Rose of the home, Carmie Shae Chazel of Seminole, Okla., Jeff and Caroline Adams, Paige Adams, Payton Adams and Preston Thornton all of Sandy Valley, Nev., Zachary Thornton and Tonya Thornton both of Shawnee, Okla.; numerous nieces and nephews; and numerous adopted Bar Family. He had so many adopted kids and Bar, Bike and Eureka Springs family too numerous to list.

Visitation was from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013 and from 8:30 a.m. until service time Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Nelson’s Chapel of the Springs.

Funeral service was 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Nelson’s Chapel of the Springs with Beau Zar Satori officiating. Interment followed the service in the Eureka Springs Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com

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Wayne Thornton

Wayne Dalton Thornton, 88 year-old Seminole, Oklahoma resident passed from this life Friday, May 17, 2013 at Pioneer Care Center in Seminole. He was born April 6, 1925 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to parents Mable Irene (Underwood) Thornton and John DeWitt Thornton.

Wayne served in the United States Marine Corp during World War II where he earned the rank of Corporal and had served in the Asiatic Pacific Area; Solomon Island; Ryukyu Island; Marianas Island and China. Wayne participated in action against the Japanese on Okinawa and in the occupation of China.

Wayne married Shirley Herring on July 26, 1957 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Wayne worked as a Service Technician at Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City before his retirement in 1983. Then in November of 1990 the couple moved to Seminole from Midwest City.

Survivors include his wife of almost 56 years, Shirley (Herring) Thornton of the home in Seminole; three daughters and sons-in-law, Davidian "Dee" Wagner and her husband Paul of Oklahoma City, Okla., Rachel Clothier and her husband Gene of Clinton, Okla., Theresa Wilson and her husband Billy of Mount Ida, Ark.; seven grandsons; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and a host of other family and dear friends.

 Wayne is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Nora Belle (Lasley) Thornton who died in 1956; one daughter, Faith Johnson Thornton who died in 1982; and by three sisters, Imogene Gillham, Johnece Smysor, and LaRue McCrackin.

 Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Military Honors. Pastor Brock Barrett will officiate the service. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Resthaven Memory Gardens located at 500 S.W. 104th & Walker Ave. in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Casket bearers will be his grandsons, Scott Johnson, Brett Johnson, Steve Wagner, Keith Wagner, Glen Clothier, Kevin Clothier and Travis Wilson.

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

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

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Robert Threlkeld

Robert Threlkeld, 65, died Jan. 3, 2013.

He was born on Oct. 24, 1947 to Alvin and Edith Threlkeld.

He began his teaching career on a Navajo Reservation in Shiprock, N.M. After a few years he and his family moved to Moore, Okla. where he spent 25 years as a teacher, coach, and athletic director at Highland West Jr. High School.

He is survived by his wife, Thurza; his mother, Edith; two daughters, Jennifer Smith of Guthrie, Okla. and Robin Holly of Stillwater; and a grandson; granddaughter; one brother, Michael of Cortez, Colo.; and one sister, Marla Lehman of Estancia, N.M.

Robert is preceded in death by his father, Alvin.

Services will be held Tuesday Jan. 8, 2013 at Faith Crossing Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m.

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Cory Tiger

Cory Allan Tiger age 20 of Holdenville, Okla., passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 in Chandler, Okla.

He was born June 13, 1993 in Ada, Okla. to Brian Tiger and Jaynie McKane Tiger.

Cory was a graduate of New Lima school and a criminal justice student at Seminole State College.

He enjoyed drawing, writing books, running 5K's and spending time with his special niece Chloe, his side kick and other friends and relatives.

He was baptized June 18, 2000 by Rev. Billy Joe Harjo at Spring Church.

Preceding Cory in death are his grandparents, John and Jane McKane, and George Tiger.

Survivors include his father, Brian Tiger of Indiana; mother, Jaynie McKane Tiger of Holdenville, Okla.; two sisters, Shyan Tiger, Jaylynn McKane; and brother, Alec McKane; niece, Chloe Tiger; and aunt, Jaymie McKane.

Wake service will be 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Faron Coody and Jimsey Harjo officiating.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 at Spring Church in Sasakwa with Rev. Faron Coody and Rev. Jimsey Harjo officiating.

Pallbearers will be Will Lena, Roulstan Hailey, Rex Hailey, Keith Winn, Adam Farani, Taylor Sanders, and Daniel Sanders.

Honorary bearers will be James McIntosh, Mark Sanders, Daniel Cully, Michael Owings, Tanner Edwards, Jeremy McIntosh, P.J. Poafpybitty, and Mike Edwards.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Edward Tiger

Edward Nolan Tiger died Aug. 29, 2013 at Kindred Hospital South in Oklahoma City. 

Services were held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, in the Benson Memorial Chapel with Elder Richard Harjo officiating. Burial with military honors was in the El Reno Cemetery under the direction of Huber-Benson Funeral Home, El Reno.

Edward was born Aug. 22, 1926 in Seminole County. 

He graduated from Altus High School, received his bachelor degree from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas and a masters degree from the University of New Mexico.

He was the Director of Pupil Personnel for Concho School, Riverside Indian School in Riverside, Calif. and Mt. Edgecombe High School in Sitka, Alaska.

He was a veteran of WW II serving as a Seaman First Class in the U. S. Navy and a member of the Achena Presbyterian Church at Maud where he served as an elder.

On March 29, 1954 Edward married Evangeline Bilberry. Evangeline preceded him in death on Jan. 11, 2010.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Mindy Jones Tiger and a brother, Sylvestor "Chick" Tiger.

Edward is survivied by daughters, Terri Nguyen of El Reno and Tomi Allen of Lewisville, Tex.; sister, Lucille Chupco of Seminole; aunt, Dorothy Harjo of Seminole; grandchilden, Jonathan Nguyen, Jennifer Nguyen, Anthony Nguyen, Douglas Nguyen, Kellie Nguyen; great-grandchild, Walter Allen Lay and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Margaret Tiger

Margaret Alice (Harjo) Tiger, 77, a resident of Konawa, Okla. died at her home Sunday, July 28, 2013.

She was born March 7, 1936 in Vamoosa, Okla. to Jonah Harjo and Eliza (Cully) Harjo.

She married Jackson Tiger.

A wake service is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 31st at Bird Creek Baptist Church under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

She will be carried from the funeral home to the church on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 1st at Bird Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the Cully-Harjo Cemetery (across from Vamoosa Cemetery). Rev. Jimsey Harjo will officiate.

Pallbearers are Jack Tiger, Sr., Christopher Leetka, William Leetka, Lymon Yargee, Jr., Wesley Yargee, and Jack Tiger, Jr.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Christine Leetka of Shawnee, Okla.; one brother, Jonah Harjo, Jr. of Seminole, Okla.; six grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jonah and Eliza Harjo; her husband, Jackson Tiger; one son, David Tiger Aguilar; one daughter, Deanna Yargee; two brothers and two sisters; and one grandson, Timothy Dean Leetka.

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Kayden Tiger-Ambriz

Kayden Paul Tiger-Ambriz, infant son of Zecheriah Aaron Ambriz and Ashley Tiger died Saturday, April 6, 2013 in Yukon, Okla.

His parents Zecheriah and Ashley survive Kayden.

He is also survived by his grandmothers, LaDeana Tiger and Allyson McDaniel and Patricia Ambriz; great grandfather, Tom Jones; grandfather, Federico Ambriz; great grandmothers, Rosanna Jones and Shirley McBride; and great-great-grandmother Stella Lena.

Graveside services will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Tiger Family Cemetery South of Wewoka, Okla.

Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole is in charge of arrangements.

James Tipton

James A. "Smokey" Tipton, 79, formerly of Wewoka died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 in Tulsa, Okla.

He was born April 5, 1933 in Wewoka to Joseph and Gladys Faye Tipton.

A Memorial service is schedule for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at St. Matthews United Methodist Church in Tulsa.

His ashes will be buried at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Andrew Turnbow

Feb. 23, 1967 – Aug. 1, 2013

Andrew Allen Turnbow, 46 year-old, life-long Seminole County resident, passed from this life Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. 

He was born Feb. 23, 1967 in Lawton, Okla.

Andrew attended Maud Public Schools and later worked in the oilfield for many of the surrounding oil producers including, Sooner Tool, Mills Well Service and Saint Louis Well Service. 

Andrew also attended Achena Presbyterian Church near Maud. 

He was also a proud member of the Seminole Nation Of Oklahoma.

Andrew is survived by his father, who raised him from an infant, Jim Tatum, Sr. of Vamoosa, Okla.; three sons, Marshall Turnbow of Maud, Okla., Bradley Turnbow of Maud, Okla., David Faulkner-Turnbow of Maud, Okla.; four daughters, Keyle Turnbow of Maud, Okla., Paige Turnbow of Ada, Okla., Harley Turnbow of Ada, Okla., Chrystal Bussey of Florida; two brothers, Sonny Turnbow of Maud, Okla., Jimmy Don Tatum of Konawa, Okla.; five sisters, Anette Turnbow of Citrus Heights, Calif., Celicia Akerman of Konawa, Okla., Felicia Lumley of Ada, Okla., Latisha Culver of Strother, Okla.; three grandchildren with one on the way, Jesse Turnbow, Natalie Lamas, Johnathan Lamas; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Andrew is preceded in death by his mother, Helen Bernice (Harjo) Tatum; by his biological father, Rufus Harvey Turnbow; and by one grandson, Daniel Lamas.

Andrew will be taken to the family home located at 511 West Monroe in Maud, Okla. at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 until 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Casket bearers will be, Rickey Cline, Big Rob Wood, Stephen Boring, Barry McCrackorn, Dylan Brown friend Thomas, Buff Williams, T-Bone (Tony) Berryhill, Jerms Culver, James Votaw, Slim (Johnnie) McCrackorn, Sonny Turnbow, Jimbo Tatum, Howard Bondoni, Ringo Harjo, Vincent Bundy, Vaughn Bundy, Bigworm (Randy) Simons, Daddy (Jim) Tatum, and Jim (Bobarooski) Marty.

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

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

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Robert Upchurch

Robert "Howard" Upchurch of Holdenville, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at the Heritage Village Nursing Home in Holdenville.

He was born on Oct. 23, 1930 in Holdenville to R.J. "Bonnie" and Ethel Mae (Norris) Upchurch.

Howard graduated from Moss High School.

He worked in the oil and gas industry for many years, retiring from Redco as Plant Superintendent.

He attended the First Church of God for many years, he enjoyed helping people, gardening, hunting and fishing.

Howard is preceded in death by his wife, Charlene (Stringfellow) Upchurch; his parents, R.J. "Bonnie" and Ethel Mae (Norris) Upchurch; one great grandchild, Holden Hughes; two brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by his children, Charlotte Horton and husband, David of Seminole, Kathy Johns and husband, Les of Eufaula, Jim Upchurch and wife, Kay of Shawnee and Angelia Upchurch of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren, Cheryl Stevens, Alicia Hughes and husband, Jeromy, Courtney Upchurch and Kristi Splawn and husband, Chris; four great grandchildren, Hunter Hughes, Brittney Stevens, McKenzie Stevens and Emrie Splawn; and one sister, Norma Summy and husband Tommy.

Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013 at the First Church of God in Holdenville, with Rev. Jon Ewers officiating. Interment will be at the McMahan Cemetery East of Horntown.

Funeral services are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville.

Online condolences can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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James Vanlandingham

James Vanlandingham, 80, longtime Seminole resident died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

James was born Nov. 30, 1932 in Shawnee, Okla. to parents, Alvie L. Vanlandingham and Faye (Norton) Vanlandingham.

James graduated from Warner High School; he attended college and received his associate’s degree.

James during his life had lived in Ringling, Okla.; Healdton, Okla.; Thomas, Okla.; and Seminole, mostly while working for Atlantic Richfield.

James retired from ARCO as the Production and plant superintendent for the Seminole Plant.

After retirement he spent the next 25 years buying and selling oil and gas leases with his son, Mike.

James loved to raise and show horses, and even judged several horse shows. He loved cattle ranching and spending his days in the hayfield.

James was a faithful Christian and was an Elder at the Seminole Church of Christ.

James served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956 and was a staff sergeant at the time of his discharge.

James married Ann Crosby on Sept. 14, 1952 in Shawnee, Okla. and would have celebrated their 61 years together this September.

James is survived by his wife, Ann Vanlandingham of Seminole; a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Sylvia Vanlandingham of Seminole; a daughter and son-in-law Dava and Chris Clark of Shawnee, Okla.; and a special son, Bryan Lucas of Seminole.

He is also survived by five brothers, Howard and Talhia Vanlandingham of Shawnee, Charles and Judy Vanlandingham of Tahlequah, Okla., Burl and Barbara Vanlandingham of Shawnee, David and Kay Vanlandingham of Tex., Leonard and Cherie Vanlandingham of Galena, Kans.; two sisters, Pauline and Paul Rooker of Stillwater, Okla. and Mary Littleton of Tecumseh, Okla.

His grandchildren, April and Paul Vail, Derek and Carrie Clark, Jamie and Andrew Murray, Michael Vanlandingham, and Jenna Vanlandingham survive him, along with his great grandchildren, Tyler Crandall, Megan Vail, Carson Clark, Maya Murray and Maggie Murray and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are planned for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at the Seminole Church of Christ on North 99 Highway with Chris Stinnett officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole with Military Honors.

Casket bearers will be Bryan Lucas, Derek Clark, Andrew Murray, Michael Vanlandingham, Tyler Crandall and Carson Clark.

Honorary bearers will be Jack Mattingly, Sr., Alan Eck, Lee Stillwell, Palmer Smith and Cecil Sullivan.

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

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Carl Vaughan

Carl Edward Vaughan, 85, of Perry, Okla., was the son of Clell and Minnie (Atkinson) Vaughan.

He was born Dec. 7, 1927 in Seminole and died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at his residence in Perry, Okla.

He attended Mt. View School east of Seminole where he graduated in 1943. Carl attended twelve years of school and never missed a day of school.

Carl married Yvonne Poston on Jan. 10, 1955 in Ada. She preceded him in death on April 8, 1997.

He served his county in the United State Army at Ft. Bliss in El Paso, Texas from Oct. 27, 1954 to Oct. 26, 1956.

He resided in Konawa from 1956 to 1957 and in Stroud, Okla. from 1958 to 1969.

He worked in the oilfield in Stroud with American Oilfield Supply Company.

When he moved to Perry, Okla. in 1969 he went to work for Jones and Laughlin Oilfield Supply Company until 1977 when he opened his own business, Big J Pump and Supply.

Carl retired in 1987.

Carl enjoyed gardening and fishing.

Funeral services were 2:00 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at the Brown-Dugger Funeral Home Chapel in Perry, Okla.

Rev. Lee Tarrant officiated. Services were under the direction of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home in Perry.

Memorials may be made to charity of donor’s choice in care of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, 1010 N. 7th Perry, Oklahoma 73077.

Carl is survived by his daughter, Denise Vaughan of Perry; one son, Christopher Pinkham of Perry; one brother, Ray Vaughan of Cassville, Mo.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Yvonne; parents, Clell and Minnie Vaughan; two brothers and one sister.

Online condolences may be sent to the family using the online guestbook at www.brown-duggerfuneralhome.com.

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Laura Vaughan

Laura "Marie" Vaughan, 84 year-old lifelong Seminole resident died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Wewoka Healthcare Center in Wewoka, Okla.

She was born July 17, 1928 in Maud, Okla. to Ambrose Vaughan and Ida Mae (Lankford) Vaughan.

 She worked as a sales clerk.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ambrose and Ida Mae Vaughan; and one brother, Clyde William Vaughan.

 Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Cummings Cemetery in Maud where she was laid to rest next to her parents.

 Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Okla. was in charge of arrangements.

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

Betty Vieux

Betty "Clarice" Vieux, 56 year-old, lifelong Saint Louis resident passed from this life on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at her home. 

She was born Aug. 28, 1957 in Seminole, Okla. to parents Charles Franklin "Charlie" Vieux and Mary Elizabeth (Holmes) Vieux.

Clarice attended Saint Louis Elementary School until the 8th grade and graduated from Maud High School in 1976. She went on to continue her education attending two years of college.

Clarice was a member of the Saint Louis Round-up Club where she had been very active and even served as Rodeo Queen.

In High School she was involved in many activities including basketball and several other school organizations.

She also loved to play league softball.

Clarice was also a member of the Saint Louis First Baptist Church where she had accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized as a teenager.

Clarice, a Citizen Potawatomi Nation enrolled citizen, was a long-standing employee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe.

She began working with the tribe in 1974. Her first job with the tribe was as a Court Clerk.

In 1994 she began working for the Tribal Administrator as his Administrative Assistant. Clarice was instrumental in helping establish the Tribe’s court system and in 1997 through the current date she worked in a dual capacity as an Administrative Assistant and B.I.A. Specialist.

She was a dedicated advocate for self-determination and self-governance and was with the Tribe during the infancy stage of implementing these programs under P.I. 93-638, as amended, known as the Indian Self-Determination Education Assistance Act.

Clarice was currently working under Governor of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, B. Edwina Butler-Wolfe.

Clarice was part of 12 Tribal Administrations at the Absentee Shawnee Tribe. She began her work when John Sloat was Governor and was here to see the second woman leader be elected and placed in Office.

Clarice leaves to cherish her memory her son, Jessie Williams and his wife Cassie of Earlsboro, Okla.; two sisters, Teresa Vieux of Tecumseh, Okla., Charlene Killian of Saint Louis, Okla.; four grandchildren, Gavin Williams, Alexis Frantz, Jaxon Williams, and Jesslyn Williams; by her first husband and the father of her son, Frank Williams and his wife Susan of Maud; she is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

Clarice was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Mary Vieux; one brother, Nick Vieux; one sister Elizabeth "Beth" Vieux; Clarice’s former husband, Freddie Murdock; and one brother-in-law, Dewayne Thorpe.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Saint Louis, Okla. with Pastor Glenn Peck officiating the service.  Dub Howell will provide Tribal music. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery near Konawa.

Pallbearers will be Cody Williams, Randy Killian, Evan Murry, Bobby Armstrong, Joe Ray Milburn, and Rob Milburn.

Honorary bearers will be Frank Williams, Donnie Jordan, Nobie Lowden, Mike Hunter, and Isaac Gibson.

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

Vieux

 

 

 

Kay Waldron

Kay Waldron, 89, longtime Seminole resident died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 at Seminole Care and Rehabilitation Center in Seminole.

Kay was born Sept. 11, 1923 in Logan, Tex. to Preston and Alma (Williams) Barnett.

Kay moved to Seminole 65 years ago from Henderson, Tex.

She was a homemaker.

She so loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandsons and great-grandchildren. She was blessed with a long life to watch them grow.

"Miss Kay" loved the Lord and spent many joyful years serving Him. Her church family was a great part of her life. She was a faithful servant and taught Sunday school for many years at Trinity Baptist Church in Letha where she was a member.

Her daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and David Bryant of Seminole, Okla.; grandchildren, Barry Bryant and his wife Clarissa Bryant and Beau Bryant and her great-grandchildren Taygen, Tara and Taylor survive Kay.

Her parents, two sisters and three brothers preceded her.

Graveside services are planned for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens east of Seminole on highway 270 with Ron Duvall officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations by made to the Trinity Baptist Church south of Seminole, at P.O. Box 1030, Seminole, Okla. 74818.

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

Waldron

 

 

 

Beverly Walker

Beverly Jo Walker went to be with the Lord, Tuesday night, March 12, 2013 in Shawnee, Okla. at the age of 71 years.

She was born Aug. 31, 1941 in Wewoka, Okla. to the late Charles Joseph and Bessie (Kernel) Walker.

Beverly was a graduate of Wewoka high school.

She received her LPN licenses from St. Anthony's Hospital. She previously worked for Elmwood Nursing Home, Jearl Smart at Wewoka Care Center and prior to her retirement Wewoka Indian Health Clinic.

Beverly was a very caring person always making sure her patients ate and had clothing to wear.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She loved to watch basketball, football and going out with her co-workers reminiscing about the past.

She was a member of the Nurcup Harjo band and Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

Preceding Beverly in death are her parents; and granddaughter, Kendalyn Campbell.

Survivors include children, Rachel Campbell, Randolph Garfield; and grandson, Jeremy Campbell all of Wewoka; brother, Charles H. Walker of Melissa, Tex., and sister, Elizabeth Betty Walker of Burnsville, Minn., and a host of other relatives and friends.

Wake service will be 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel and burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Walker

 

 

 

Harold Walker

Harold J. Walker, age 61 years of Wewoka, passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2013 at his home.

He was born Dec. 30, 1951 in Talihina, Okla. to the late William Hamilton and Harriett Alberson Hamilton.

He married Teresa Larney, Sept. 4, 1971 in Ada, Okla. and prior to his illness he worked for Winslow and Associates as Supervisor of Furniture Factory.

Harold was an avid OU Fan of football and basketball , and the Thunder team.

He enjoyed being with his family and friends.

Preceding Harold in death are his parents; and son, David Walker.

Survivors include wife, Teresa Walker of the home; children, Eben Walker and Breonna Walker of the home; sisters and brothers, Patricia "Mac" Enwright of Muskogee, Okla., Darryl Hamilton, Neva Harjochee, Miranda Pearce, Harold Hamilton, Harlean Hamilton, Billy Hamilton all of Ada, Joyce H. Fixico, of Morris, Okla., Donna Hamilton, Jeanine Alberson, and Cindy Alberson all of Okemah, and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be Vic Guiterrez, Mitch Traylor, Rowe Kishketon, David Watson, Herb Johnson, Roy Yargee, and Marion "Tinker" Jones.

Pallbearers will be Randall Walton, Douglas Reed, Randolph Larney, William Larney, Elliott Alberson, and Tim Harjochee.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at Smith-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Ada with Rev. David Little and Rev. Mike Enwright officiating.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Walker

 

 

 

Barbara Waller

Barbara Ann (Barham) Waller, 67, life long Seminole, Okla. resident died Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole.

She was born Oct. 16, 1945 in Seminole to Robert Jerald Barham and Bonnie Daisy (Lofton) Barham.

She worked as a nurse’s aid (C.N.A.) most of her life.

Survivors include one son David Waller of Oregon; one daughter, Shirley Fulkerson of Seminole, Okla.; three grandchildren; and one sister, Diane of Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her parents; the father of her children, David Waller, Sr; two brothers, Gerold Wayne Barham and Robert Russell Barham.

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

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

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Charles Waller

Charles (Chuck) Thomas Waller, of Seminole, Okla. died Saturday, May 11, 2013 in Seminole, Okla., from injuries sustained in a one-person motorcycle accident.

Born in Merced, Calif. on Nov. 18, 1979, to Thomas and Judy (Smith) Waller, Charles lived in Chowchilla, Calif. for 19 years.

He resided in Merced, Calif. for six years until he moved to Oklahoma with his family.

Charles called Ardmore, Madill, and Seminole home for the past nine years.

Charles was employed at Dollar General in Ardmore, Okla., for the past five years where he developed many friendships.

He was certified and highly trained in carpet/cleaning restoration.

He volunteered with Faith Hospice in Seminole, Okla.

Charles loved the outdoors, enjoyed spending time with his family, and always put others before himself.

Charles always had a positive spirit, kind word to share, and a smile to brighten any room.

His children were his world and he adored his wife.

His presence will be missed by all those who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Saysamone Emanivong Waller; three daughters, Hannah, Madison, and Sophie Waller; and one son, Everett Waller; his mother, Judy Waller; one brother, Kenneth Waller, and one sister, Julie Waller. Charles has many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, family, and Preston Kolb and Chris Branham who he leaves behind.

He is preceded in death by his father, Tommy Waller; grandparents, Lyla and Kenny Waller and Margarite and Richard Smith; and father-in-law Bounlay Emanivong.

A memorial service will be held at the Harvey-Douglas Centennial Chapel in Ardmore, Oklahoma on Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. After services in Ardmore, Charles will be transported to Evergreen Funeral Home in Merced, Calif., for a traditional Laotian Service. His final resting place will be in Merced, Calif.

Contributions may be made in memory of Charles Waller at the Bank of the West, account 029924019.

Online condolences may be sent to www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.

Our Secret Little Hiding Place

Our secret little hiding places,

Is where we'll always be,

A place to find our peace,

A place to find our comfort,

A place to find our love,

A place to find our hopes

A place to find our dreams,

Is the place will always be.

8/7/96

Saysamone Waller

Waller

 

 

 

Betty Waltens

Betty L. Waltens, former Maud, Okla. resident passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 in Mulberry, Ind. at the age of 80.

Betty was born Nov. 27, 1932 in Maud to parents William (Willie) Weatherford Ledbetter and Letha Belle (Jackson) Ledbetter.

She was a graduate of Maud High School and a homemaker.

Betty was married to Clayton Waltens for 47 years.

After Clayton’s retirement they moved back to Maud, and lived there for 20 years.

Clayton passed away in 2001 and Betty moved from Maud to be close to her children.

Betty is survived by three children, Dianne Larson and her husband, Mike of West Lafayette, Ind., Steve Waltens and his wife Julie of Dallas, Tex. and Dan Waltens and his wife Michelle of Parker, Colo.; six grandchildren, Angie Rauckman and her husband Eric, Jennifer Larson, Lindsey Larson, Emilie Larson, Brandon Waltens, Kennedy Waltens; and one great grandson, Aidan Chestnut.

Betty was preceded in death by parents, Willie and Letha Ledbetter; husband, Clayton Waltens; daughter, Debbie Thomas; sister, Ernestine Lacefield and brother, Johnny Ledbetter.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at Trinity Baptist Church of Maud, with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Burial will take place at Cummings Cemetery, Maud.

Casket bearers are Steve Waltens, Dan Waltens, Mike Larson, Darryl Ledbetter and Roger Kiser.

Funeral services are under the directions of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home of Maud.

Waltens

 

 

 

Charles Ward

 

Charles Eugene Ward age 74 years of Sasakwa, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday, September 21st, 2013 in Oklahoma City, OK. He was born August 19, 1939 in Sasakwa, Oklahoma to the late Charlie Leroy Ward and Ida Lee Crosby Ward. He married Lisa Jones October 24, 1987.

Eugene attended Saskwa public schools and was self-employed cattle buyer. He enjoyed raising cattle and raising racing horse. He worked for Steve's and Johnson Oil Co. as a pumper. He loved spending time with his family.

Preceding Eugene in death are his parents and half-brother Troy Ward.

Survivors include his wife Lisa of the home, two daughters Sophia Watters and husband Jeff of Saskawa, Sally Tarver and husband David of Konawa; son Shawn Ward and wife Ladonna of Council Hill, OK; granddaughters Heather and husband Justin Clifford of Allen, OK, Holly and husband John Goodson of Holdenville,OK, Amber Palmer and husband Steven of Konawa; Kristin Daugherty and husband Jimmy of Ft. Gibson, OK, ; grandson Reece Aldridge of Konawa, Ross Aldridge, Konawa, Shane Ward and wife Pam of Council Hill, OK, Scott Ward, and wife Haley of Ada , Andy Ward of Council Hill, OK, Travler Ward of Council Hill, OK; great-grandchildren Rush Black, Rylan Black, Madalen Clifford, Remington Clifford, Roper Goodson, Rance Goodson, Rowdy Palmer, Reanna Palmer, Lane Ward, Chelsi Daugherty, and Caleb Daugherty; Brothers and sisters Sonny Ward, Sasakwa, Oval Ward and wife Leeann of Hitchita, OK, Jackie Clifton and husband Wayne of Sasakwa, Nyoka Davis and husband Jerry Don of Spaulding, OK; half sister Donna Ward of Holdenville, OK ; half brothers Beaver Ward of Shawnee and Rocky Ward and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Pall Bearers will be Shane Ward, Scott Ward, Andy Ward, Reece Aldridge, Ross Aldridge, and Rush Black.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ed George officiating, and burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

Charles Eugene Ward

 

 

 

Randy Watkins

Randy Lee Watkins was born May 12, 1965 in Oklahoma City, Okla. and departed this life on Friday, June 14, 2013 in Shawnee, Okla., at the age of 48.

Randy, the son of Jerry Lee and Suzanne (Harper) Watkins was a resident of Tecumseh, Okla.

Prior to moving to Tecumseh, he had lived most of his life in Seminole County.

He worked in commercial construction until his health forced him to retire.

Randy is survived by his parents, Jerry and Suzanne Watkins of Seminole; one sister and brother-in-law, Kristi and Robert Walker of Calera, Okla.; and many other family members and friends.

No services are planned at this time.

Cremation arrangements were handled by Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

A guestbook is available at www.ParksBrothers.net.

Shirley Watson

Shirley Ann Watson was born on Oct. 22, 1952, in Oklahoma City, Okla., and departed this life on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at her home in Prague, Okla., at the age of 61.

Shirley, the daughter of Fred and Lois (Trammel) Orsburn, was a resident of Prague.

She graduated from Western Heights High School with the class of 1971.

Shirley married Ray Watson on Sept. 29, 1971, in San Rafael, Calif.

She loved to travel and shop, but most of all Shirley loved being a mom and MeMe.

Her parents and brother, Stevie Orsburn, preceded Shirley in death.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Ray Watson of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Lois and John Brown of Prague; two grandchildren, Zander and Bristol Brown of Prague; two brothers and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Sheila Orsburn of Pryor, Mike Orsburn of Eufaula; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lana and Danny Iverson of Moore, Sharon and Larry Whitlock of Seminole; Vicki and Johnny Woods of Prague and a host of friends and family.

The Watson family will receive friends on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., at Calvary Way Church in Prague with Rev. Starland Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Little 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

Watson

Keitha Watts

Keitha Lea Watts, 71, longtime Seminole, Okla. resident, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 in Irving, Tex.

Keitha was born Sept. 19, 1942 in Carmi, Ill. to Violet Beatrice (Caffey) Rogers and Buel Williams.

Keitha moved to Seminole, eight years ago, from Holdenville, Okla.

Keitha worked in several restaurants in the area as a waitress for many years.

Keitha married Kyle Watts in 1968, in Pecos, Tex., and he preceded her in death in 1994.

Keitha is survived by her two sons, Tony Watts of The Colony, Tex. and David Schoonover of Minerva, Ohio; one brother Jim Williams of Konawa; one sister Joyce Harbeston of Seminole.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Richie, Andrew, Chris, Hollie, David and Natalie and her great grandchildren, Kambria, Seger, Justin, Anthony, Spencer, Samantha, Sophia, Dahlia and Clover; and one great great grandchild, Alayna.

Mrs. Watts was preceded in death by her mother, Violet Rogers; sister, Sondra McKee; her daughter, Julie Watts; and her husband, Kyle Watts.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with James Williams officiating.

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

Watts

 

 

 

Norma Welch

Norma Welch, life long Seminole county resident died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at her home in Bowlegs, Okla. at the age of 78.

She was born March 7, 1935 in Stratford, Okla. to William Hilton and Iva (Meeks) Hilton.

She was a homemaker.

She married Troy Welch, Feb. 6, 1955 in Seminole.

She is survived by three sons, Dewayne Welch of Seminole, Danny Welch of North Carolina and Doug Welch of Seminole; three daughters, Debbie Cecil of Bowlegs, Dennie Phillips of Maud and Dianne Welch of  Bowlegs; two brothers, Mike Hilton of Seminole and Tom Hilton of Texas; three sisters, Betty Melloy of Wilson, Okla., Linda Pierce of Maud and Darlene Selfridge of Seminole; 18 grandchildren and over 30 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Iva Hilton; husband, Troy Welch; two brothers; and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at First Assembly of God Church of Bowlegs with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating. Burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens of Seminole.

Serving as Casket bearers are Steve Welch, Billy Cecil, Joe Doyle, Matthew Welch, Tim Gentry and Gene Welch.

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

Messages of condolences may be sent to swearingenfuneralhome.com

Welch

 

 

 

Ruth White

Ruth Edwards White was born June 17, 1916, in Seminole, Okla. to Mary and J.W. (Boney) Edwards.

After graduation from Seminole High School, Ruth attended college at Oklahoma State University where she was a member of the ZTA sorority.

Ruth also studied fashion design in New York City.

She was a life long member of the Church of Christ in Seminole.

Ruth married Leon Moore White in 1939.

Ruth and Leon owned and operated Home Lumber Company in Seminole for nearly 50 years. When they retired from the business community, they sold Home Lumber to brother, Buford White of Shawnee.

Ruth and Leon have two daughters, Linda White Wade of Fort Worth, Tex., and Karen White Brownlee of New York City.

In 1996, Ruth and Leon moved from Seminole to Fort Worth, Tex., to be closer to daughter, Linda and her husband, Joe Wade. Also in Fort Worth are granddaughters, Wendy Wade and Jolynn Wade Behringer and great grandsons Wade, age 15 and JAKE, age 10. Their daughter Karen and her husband, Dr. Michael Brownlee make frequent visits to Texas.

Leon White died in 2004 and is buried in Maple Grove Cemetary.

Ruth passed away at the age of 96 and will be laid to rest next to Leon.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Chris Stinnett officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

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

Edwards

 

 

 

Ruth White

Family will receive friends and family on Friday evening, Jan. 18th, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Tom White

Tom White, 82, of Wewoka passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 in Midwest City.

He was born Oct. 16, 1930 to Daniel and Mary (Ray) White in Tribbey, Okla.

Tom was raised in the Skagg City and Tecumseh areas.

He married Mavery (Mae) Lou Kastner the mother of his son, and then later married Lloyd "Dean" Smith and she preceded him in death.

Tom proudly served his country as Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, he moved back to Tecumseh and later moved to Wolf where he worked as a rancher.

After that, Tom lived near Bowlegs before moving to Seminole where he lived until moving to Wewoka in 2007 until his death.

Tom owned and operated White’s Mobil Service in Shawnee and later worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for Seminole County until his retirement.

He was a survivor of the Dust Bowl and played Minor League Baseball in Tulsa.

Tom was a collector of antiques and loved NASCAR, Football and Baseball. He especially enjoyed watching OU Football and the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Mary White; wife, Lloy "Dean" White; sister, Anna Aleene White Barnes; and three brothers, Earl White, D.B. White and Gordon "Rabbit" White; and sister-in-law, Allie White.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Dean White of Seminole; brother and sister-in-law, Burney and Wilma White of Shawnee; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Marguerite "Marg" Wilson of Earlsboro and Tiny Oleta and W.G. Wade of Tecumseh; two grandsons and their spouses, Brad and Cherie White and Brent and Jeana White; two sisters-in-law, Johnnie "Sue" White of Pleasant Grove and Louise White of Moore; and numerous extended family and many friends.

Visitation will begin 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 and continue through service time.

Service will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Wesley Martin officiating.

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

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

White

 

 

 

Ginnia White

Graveside funeral services for Drumright resident, Ginnia Vee White, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole. Rev. Gordon Hada of the Drumright Church of the Nazarene will officiate.

Funeral services were entrusted to the care of Michael’s Funeral Home of Drumright.

Ginnia Vee White was born in Bryant, Okla. on Feb. 27, 1923 to the John Harris and Emily (Mainord) Harris.

She died in the Drumright Regional Hospital on Nov. 19, 2013 at the age of 90 years.

She was a 1940 graduate of Seminole High School, and had attended Seminole Junior College.

She married Kenneth Lee White on June 1, 1941 in Seminole and they made their home in Tulsa before moving to Drumright in 1959.

She had worked as a secretary for William "Bill" Scribner many years, the Drumright First Baptist Church, Drumright High School, and was the Drumright Chamber of Commerce secretary for 28+ years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband.

Surviving her are her children, Saundra Sue White of Drumright, Kenneth Lee White of Missouri; grandchildren; sister, Linda Parkhurst of McLoud; and brother, Glen Harris of Oklahoma City.

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Patricia Whitham

Patricia Jo "Trish" (Yancey) Whitham, 49 year-old, lifelong Seminole County resident died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 in Seminole.

She was born Nov. 27, 1963 in Wewoka to Laura Mae (Brown) Yancey and Howard Lonzo Yancey.

She graduated from New Lima High School in 1982.

She married John Whitham on Dec. 10, 1988 in Shawnee.

She worked for over ten years at J.C. Penny’s in Shawnee and later worked for the Bass Pro Shop in Oklahoma City.

Survivors include her husband, John Whitham of the home; one son, Adam Colt Phillips of Bowlegs; six sisters, Dolly Kelough of Salina, Okla., Margaret McNeill of Seminole, Shirley Castle of Seminole, Judy Roberts of Seminole, Lillie Davidson of Alamo, Tex. and Dorothy Marlow of Wolf, Okla.; and three grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her father Howard Lonzo "Junior" Yancey; her mother, Laura Mae Yancey; one brother, Howard Lee Yancey; five sisters, Betty Sue Lozer, Sheila Gore, Linda Yancey and Deloris Yancey.

Memorial services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at Ideal Street Baptist Church 1727 North Ideal Street in Seminole with Dr. Carol Hopper officiating.

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

Whitham

 

 

 

Sherman Whitley

Sherman Otis Whitley, 78, longtime Seminole resident died Sunday, April 14, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Sherman was born May 21, 1934 in Milfay, Okla. to Cecil and Sadie (Price) Whitley.

Sherman moved to Seminole 40 years ago from Phoenix, Ariz.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

Sherman owned and operated Whitley and Son’s Janitorial Service for many years.

Sherman married Gladys Billie Wallace on Feb. 26, 1954 in Wewoka, Okla.

Sherman is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Gladys Billie Whitley of the home; three sons, David Whitley and Kenneth Whitley both of Seminole, Okla. and Jimmy Whitley of Brazil; two sisters Nellie Patterson of Noble, Okla. and Freda Williams of Norman, Okla.

Sherman is also survived by his grandchildren, Billie and Jackie Gamble, Jamie and Saul Vazquez, Dava and Steve Quisenberry, Jennifer Woods, Chris Whitley, David Whitley, Jr., Kimberly Whitley, Stephanie Whitley, Janis Whitley, Charis Whitley and James Whitley; his great-grandchildren, Brooke Gamble, Migel Vazquez, Jaycee Gamble, Olivia Vazquez, Brianna Woods, Bradyn Woods, Brice Woods, Halle Quisenberry, Jake Quisenberry, and his longtime friend Tony Womack of Seminole, Okla.

His parents; brothers, Herman and Cecil Whitley; sister, Lila Roberts; and his son, Keith Whitley preceded him in death.

Funeral services for Sherman will be 10: 00 a.m., Friday at the First Baptist Church in Seminole, Okla. with Rev. Marvin Kehl officiating. Burial will be at Tate Mountain Cemetery Southwest of Wewoka, Okla.

Casket bearers will be David Otis Whitley, Jr., Chris Whitley, Jackie Gamble, Steve Quisenberry, Saul Vazquez, and Migel Vazquez.

Honorary bearers will be Kenny Penuel, Gary Lankford, Bradyn Woods and Bryce Woods.

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

Whitley

 

 

 

Jacqueline Wilkens

Former Wewoka resident, Jacqueline (Jones) Wilkens died Tuesday morning in her home in Choctaw.

She was born March 5, 1936 in Wewoka to Fleeda Marie (Franklin) Jones and Fred L. Jones.

She attended Wewoka Schools and was a 1954 graduate of Wewoka High School.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and her husbands Bruno Rudek and Alan Wilkens.

She worked many years as a seamstress with Oklahoma Clothiers and Big Yank, before going into business for herself as a seamstress.

Survivors include a son, Kevin W. Yeager, Carrolton, TX and one brother, Freddie Lee Jones Jr., Wewoka.

Ormal Wilkerson

Ormal Dee Wilkerson, 72 year-old, longtime Seminole, Okla. resident passed from this life on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla.

He was born April 16, 1941 in Seminole, to parents, Hershel Woodrow Wilkerson and Lois Lee (Summers) Wilkerson.

Wilkerson graduated from Seminole High School in 1962 and went on to join the United States Army Reserve.

On Dec. 9, 1986 he married Diana Nadine (Hodges) Wilkerson in Gainesville, Tex.

The couple attended the Amazing Grace Pentecostal Church in Seminole.

Wilkerson retired from the United States Army Reserve. He also retired from Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City where he worked as a sheet metal mechanic.

Mr. Wilkerson had a tremendous knowledge about military aircraft.

He later worked for about five years at the Trading Post Casino.

Mr. Wilkerson loved to fish all of the Oklahoma lakes and always had very interesting stories to tell.

Most of all he was a wonderful caring, loving, husband, father, brother, papa, and friend who will be missed by many.

Survivors include his wife of almost 27 years, Diana Wilkerson of the home; two sons, Kelly Wilkerson of Eufaula, Okla. and Billy Barneck of Seminole; two daughters, Shelly Wilkerson of Salt Lake City, Utah and Leslie Gregg of Konawa, Okla.; one brother, Jimmie Wilkerson of Shawnee, Okla.; one uncle, Delbert Bullard of Shawnee; one aunt, Hazel Summers of Seminole; nine grandchildren, Courtney Gregg, Derrick Gregg, (Twins) Abbie Barneck and Julie Barneck, Megan Barneck, Eli Barneck, Jason Loving, Kelsey Loving, and Sidney Loving; he is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

Mr. Wilkerson went to Heaven to be reunited with family who has gone before including his parents; one son, Loren Dee Wilkerson; one brother, Elroy Wilkerson; his mother and father-in-law; and a host of other family.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Pastor Pat Coffey will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery north of Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Gil Madron, Billy Barneck, Jason Loving, Larry Bullard, Jeff Wilkerson and Mike Wilkerson.

Honorary bearers will be Gerald Huff and Bill Reese.

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

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

Wilkerson

 

 

 

Albert Williams

Albert Neal "Boots" Williams, 82, died Saturday, March 23, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

He was born Feb. 3, 1931, in Seminole, Okla. to Samuel N. and Luella (Cole) Williams.

He lived his entire life in Seminole with the exception of his 20 years spent in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the Air Force as a Senior Master Sergeant in 1970; during his service time, he was an aircraft mechanic and won awards many times for being the best mechanic on the base.

After his military service, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service for many years.

He had attended and graduated from Pleasant Grove School in 1949. He was a member of the Non-Commissioned Officers Association.

He married